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Knockout delivered in fastest DSBF split

on 06/25/2008 2:00 AM
Brenda Teague\'s Sheisaknockout ($5, Jim Morand) was the fastest of three $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) events for 3-year-old pacing fillies Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. The Badlands Hanover filly left from post five and set all the fractions, prevailing by two lengths in 1:54.4, holding off Badlands Power, who was second to Fire And Ice, who finished third. It was her se...
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Native Bride redeems in PASS division at Pocono

on 06/25/2008 2:00 AM
Native Bride bounced back from a heartbreaking loss in the James M. Lynch Memorial to capture a Pennsylvania Sire Stakes win on Tuesday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   The 3-year-old filly from the Joe Pavia Jr. barn went off as the 1-5 favorite in the Lynch at Pocono on June 14 but finished fourth for just the second loss of her career. On Tuesday, with Brian Sears in ...
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HHYF summer camp a rousing success

on 06/25/2008 2:00 AM
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation\'s Summer Camp at Odds On Acres in Crete, Ill. is now history and was a rousing success for all attendees. Kids from all over the Midwest enjoyed their experiences learning about grooming, nutrition and training of the harness horse as evidenced in these attached photos. The youngsters--ages 11 to 13--saw their week culminate by driving their harness ponies ...
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Dewey, Snow White set to race at Big M Friday

on 06/25/2008 2:00 AM
Deweycheatumnhowe and Snow White, last year’s 2-year-old trotting champions, make their much-anticipated 2008 debuts on Friday night at the Meadowlands in Historic action.  Deweycheatumnhowe headlines the $79,110 Dickerson Cup [race three] while Snow White tops the field in the $68,110 Coaching Club Trotting Oaks [race five]. The stakes are part of the action-packed week at the Meadow...
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Road to the Meadowlands Pace

on 06/25/2008 2:00 AM
Each week Meadowlands statistician Bob Heyden ranks the contenders for the $1 million Meadowlands Pace, set for Saturday, July 19, each week, and his latest rankings appear below.   RANK, HORSE, DRIVER, TRAINER, OWNER, BOB HEYDEN’S COMMENTS 1, SOMEBEACHSOMEWHERE, Paul MacDonell, Brent McGrathSchooner Stables, Took the week off following 1:49 wins in NA Cup elim and final. No horse h...
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Strangles quarantine lifted at Pompano

on 06/25/2008 2:00 AM
Pompano Park management announced Wednesday morning that animal health officials from the United States Department of Agriculture have removed the Streptococcus equi (Strangles) quarantine on the stable area at the track.   Track management and the horsemen and women in the backstretch were commended by the USDA health officials for complying with all the special bio-safety a...
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Ten to line up behind gate for $500,000 Hoosier Cup

on 06/25/2008 2:00 AM
A group of 10 sophomore pacing colts including McCedes, Art Official and Dali are slated to compete in the $500,000 Hoosier Cup Saturday evening at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. This is the 12th renewal of Indiana’s richest harness race, the featured contest on a card boasting in excess of $1.1 million in purses. The Hoosier Cup has been carded as the 11th race on a 14-race program. Ne...
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Michelle\'s Power\'s 2007 O\'Brien Award is revoked

on 06/25/2008 2:00 AM
The board of directors of Standardbred Canada has voted to revoke the 2007 O\'Brien Award presented to Michelle\'s Power as the 3-Year-Old Filly Pacer of the year as a result of her testing positive for darbepoetin-alfa (DPO) last August and now honor Hana Hanover. The decision was recommended by the Standardbred Canada (SC) O\'Brien Awards Committee after the Ontario Racing Commission announced t...
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Woodbine Reaction to Industry Review Panel Report

on 06/25/2008 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG), the largest operator of horse racing in Canada, has issued a statement regarding its reaction to the Ontario government\'s Industry Review Panel report, commissed last summer and released on Tuesday.   WEG\'s statement reads: \"A healthy horse racing industry is dependent, first and foremost, on the financial viability of racetracks which prov...
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Records set by 4-year-old gelding trotter at Pocono

on 06/24/2008 2:00 AM
Macho Lindy trotted the fastest mile in Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs\' history in a conditioned win on Monday afternoon, and his winning time of 1:52 also set a world record for 4-year-old trotting geldings and the North American mark for all trotters on a five-eighths-mile oval. Leaving from post position seven in the 13th race conditioned trot for non-winners of $8,850 in their last five s...
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Those boots are made for pacing at The Meadows

on 06/24/2008 2:00 AM
These boots were made for pacing, and War Boots proved that again on Monday at The Meadows by capturing the $23,000 Open Preferred Handicap Pace with a rousing late rally. It was the third consecutive victory for War Boots and pushed his career earnings to $109,658. War Boots was sixth at the half but enjoyed a suicidal third-panel duel between Third Day and Maltese Artist that knocked both...
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Immortal Quest N still on winning track

on 06/24/2008 2:00 AM
Carter Racing Stable and Bobby Myers\' Immortal Quest N ($5.80, Eddie Davis Jr.) continued his banner 2008 campaign with a 1:53 win in the $21,000 top Junior Open division Monday at Harrington Raceway.   The 9-year-old Sands A Flyin gelding has banked nearly $170,000 this year for trainer Bobby Myers. He set all the fractions in his one-length win over Redford Hall and Village Blitz. &nbs...
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**NEW**Kleinhans joins Cohen\'s First Over blog team

on 06/24/2008 2:00 AM
Beginning Tuesday, owner, trainer, driver, former announcer and attorney Peter Kleinhans is now a regular on Andrew Cohen\'s First Over blog, with the New Jersey-based horseman giving an in-depth look at the behind-the-scenes action in his stable. Kleinhans recently returned from Sweden after racing Enough Talk in the Elitlopp. Read Tuesday\'s blog to find out who is in the pro...
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Australian prankster barred from every track in the world

on 06/24/2008 2:00 AM
If you are at a racetrack and happen to see Australian Bradley O\'Mara don\'t hesitate to turn him into security as the 31 year old has been banned from every racetrack in the world after jumping onto a track in his native country wearing only his underpants and a purple wig and startling a Thoroughbred who was on his way to an easy victory, thus causing the stewards to declare the race \"no ...
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Vernon announces purse increase, change in classification system

on 06/24/2008 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs announced Tuesday two major changes that will affect the remainder of the 2008 race meet, with purses being increased 15-20 percent across the board and the resurrecting of the Miracle Mile classification system. Both changes will take effect the first week of July. The purse increase will affect all classes and is in direct correlation with an increase in slot revenue. Ver...
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Kakaley scores seven at Northfield

on 06/24/2008 2:00 AM
Twenty-year-old Matt Kakaley won seven races at Northfield Monday night as he attempted to keep pace with red-hot Aaron Merriman (a winner of 11 over the weekend) and Ryan Stahl, who is currently second in the local driver standings. Kakaley ran the early Daily Double with Colt Of My Dreams ($3.20) and Three Star Fantasy ($6.80) to yield $13.20. All of his winners got public support, as the longe...
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Sponsors step up to support The Red Mile championship meet

on 06/24/2008 2:00 AM
The Red Mile has announced the sponsors for its 2008 championship meet race program, and the list includes many of the sport\'s top breeding farms, vendors and owners. The Red Mile\'s marquee event, The Kentucky Futurity, first raced in 1893, will be sponsored by Margareta Wallenius-Kleberg\'s Menhammar Stuteri AB of Sweden and Cindy and Steve Stewart\'s Hunterton Farm of Paris, KY....
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Trotting\'s first Triple Crown jewel on tap Saturday

on 06/24/2008 2:00 AM
The draw for post positions for Saturday\'s Yonkers Trot, the first jewel of trotting\'s Triple Crown at Yonkers Raceway, and its companion Hudson Filly Trot, was held at a luncheon Tuesday and Holiday Credit, who finished seventh as the beaten favorite in the elimination, landed post four and status as the 3-1 morning-line choice in the field of eight 3-year-old males. Elimination winner Ace...
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Brooks\'s home-confinement restrictions relaxed

on 06/24/2008 2:00 AM
Standardbred owner David Brooks, who has been under 24-hour guard while under confinement at his Manhattan apartment since January after being arraigned on charges that include stealing money from his former body armor company to pay for a lavish lifestyle, has received some relief from the court and will no longer be under constant watch and his movements will now be monitored by an electronic br...
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Artimittateslife scores in 1:53.4

on 06/23/2008 2:00 AM
After finishing second in the $718,370 Fan Hanover final at Mohawk in her previous start, Artimittateslife staked her claim as a top contender in this year’s New York Sire Stakes 3-year-old filly pacing division on Sunday, taking her $37,459 split at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway in 1:53.4.   Driven from post two by Stephane Bouchard, Artimittateslife ($2.10) seized control of the ra...
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