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Ohio Sire Stakes action at Northfield

on 06/21/2008 2:00 AM
Northfield Park\'s big Cleveland Classic card also featured a car giveaway and eight Ohio Sire Stakes for 3-year-old fillies, both trotters and pacers. The father-son team of Dan and Kyle Ater won three of the Sire Stakes, including one with the pacing filly Cruzin Inya Jammys.   The evening started with a group of seven trotters and 1-5 Southern Jade cruised to a 2:01.2 victory in the slop...
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Dr. Glen Brown named Jug honoree

on 06/20/2008 2:00 AM
Dr. J. Glen Brown, owner of the 1981 Little Brown Jug winner Fan Hanover, is the 24th Little Brown Jug honoree as selected by a panel of national and international harness racing enthusiasts.The Brampton, Ontario native becomes the sixth Canadian to be honored by the Little Brown Jug.  Dr. Brown is also a member of the Hall of Fame at Goshen, NY and the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame.Dr. ...
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SBOANJ donates

on 06/20/2008 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey has donated three dozen copies of the book, \"Crazy Good: The True Story of Dan Patch, the Most Famous Horse in America,\" to major county and college libraries throughout the state of New Jersey. Written by Charles Leerhsen, \"Crazy Good: The True Story of Dan Patch, the Most Famous Horse in America,\" (Simon & Shuster, M...
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Jug Fantasy players--make your changes now!

on 06/20/2008 2:00 AM
Little Brown Jug Fantasy players take note--make your Jug Fantasy changes by 10 am Saturday!  Eleven of the 14 starters in Saturday’s $177,520 Cleveland Classic at Northfield Park are eligible to the Little Brown Jug.    If you have any of the 11 Jug eligibles in your stable, you may add them to your active roster. The list of starters who will race in the two division...
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Chicago tracks taking sides in Cubs-Sox series

on 06/20/2008 2:00 AM
With both the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox currently leading their respective divisions of the National and American Leagues, the upcoming Crosstown Classic series between the “North Siders and the “South Siders” is causing quite a stir among fans of both first place clubs. A “friendly” wager or two, just to show the confidence they have in their squad, have been placed between fan...
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WEG to appeal Ontario commission ruling

on 06/20/2008 2:00 AM
The Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) has announced that it will appeal the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) ruling relating to the suspension of horses in trainer Bill Elliott\'s care. After Elliott had a positive test for a blood-doping agent, WEG announced that it would not take entries of any horses which had been in his care.   In a press release, WEG said its grounds for judici...
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No Pain No Gain, Celebrity Secret take trot splits

on 06/20/2008 2:00 AM
On the richest night for the New Jersey Sire Stakes – the $700,000 Night of Champions, a pair of “Yankees” positioned themselves as prospects for the Hambletonian on the first Saturday in August and two offspring of Artiscape swept the pacing divisions.   In the trotting events, Celebrity Secret, a son of Yankee Glide, and No Pain No Gain, a daughter of Muscles Yankee, were winners in...
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In Focus impressive, Lear Jetta also wins PASS split

on 06/19/2008 2:00 AM
Despite a dominant (though much expected) performance by Lear Jetta in Wednesday\'s Pennsylvania Sire Stakes at Harrah\'s Chester Casino and Racetrack, it was In Focus who was most impressive among five $41,728 divisions raced for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings. In Focus ($2.80) left for early contention in the first division, along with NF Rivertown (Joe Pavia Jr.) and Reputation ...
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Susan Hotspur, Fox Valley Tyra win filly splits

on 06/19/2008 2:00 AM
State-bred pacing fillies took center stage on Wednesday night’s program as a total of 16 two year olds squared off in a pair of $10,000 divisions of the Incredible Tillie Stake, with Susan Hotspur and Fox Valley Tyra coming up winners.   In the first division, Cynthia Kay Willis and Richard Beere’s Susan Hotspur grabbed command at the top of the stretch and then held steady in the lane...
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Big Heart comes up biggest in DSBF divisions

on 06/19/2008 2:00 AM
Teague Inc.\'s Big Heart ($2.10, Jim Morand) was the fastest of three Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) winners Wednesday at Harrington Raceway for 3-year-old pacing colts. In the $20,000 elim, the George Teague trainee made a quarter-pole move to the front and coasted to a four-length win over Bad Rusty and All American Wolf. It was his eighth win in 13 career starts. Joe and&nb...
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PA Preferred yearlings online

on 06/19/2008 2:00 AM
The 123 yearlings entered in the 2008 edition of the PA Preferred sale are now online, and the catalog consists almost entirely of Pennsylvania-sired yearlings, including a representation by virtually all of the major sires standing in the Commonwealth.   The yearlings are by the trotting sires Andover Hall, Broadway Hall, Cantab Hall, Donerail, Dream Vacation, Mallabar ...
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Guy gets the girl for the 45th time

on 06/19/2008 2:00 AM
Guy Gets Girl ($3.60) was able to overcome a sloppy, rain-soaked track in posting his 45th career victory Wednesday in the $12,000 feature trot at the isle pompano park. Trained and driven to victory by Bruce Ranger, Guy Gets Girl was able to go right to the lead from post two in the third race and was able to hold the field at bay to the opening quarter mile in :28.4. With Table Wine (Dan Cl...
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Big qualfiers for Dewey, Snow White

on 06/19/2008 2:00 AM
Deweycheatumnhowe turned in a huge 1:53.1 qualifying effort at the Meadowlands Thursday morning, using a two-hole trip to beat The Pres by 3 1/4 lengths with a :27.1 last quarter. Trainer, driver and co-owner Ray Schnittker said afterward he was extremely pleased with the mile and that Dewey \"was coasting\" throughout.   \"The race took nothing out of him. He was just really great,\" ...
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Freestone a peach; pacing colt wins in 1:54.1

on 06/19/2008 2:00 AM
Freestone, owned and trained by Ohio horseman Ron Randall, was the fastest of the New Jersey Sire Stakes 2-year-old trotting colt winners at the Meadowlands Thursday night, cruising to a 1:58.3 victory on the front end.   With David Miller driving, Freestone won his first pari-mutuel start after three baby races at The Meadows. Bred by Adelaide Skoglud, Randall bought Freestone at Harrisbur...
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NJ lawmakers to be at Meadowlands Friday night

on 06/19/2008 2:00 AM
Nine New Jersey state legislators will be at the Meadowlands on Friday to present trophies to the winners of the $700,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes “Night of Champions,” the highest total purses offered on one race program in NJSS history. There will be four $175,000 Championship Finals, completing the 2008 Meadowlands NJSS series for 3-year-old New Jersey-sired pacers and trotters. Scheduled ...
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Chevie Hyper, Southern Rocketop win Plesac splits

on 06/18/2008 2:00 AM
  The first stakes event of the 2008 season for Illinois conceived and foaled 2-year-old trotting colts was contested on Tuesday night at Balmoral Park as a total of 13 diagonally gaited youngsters went postward in a pair of $5,000 Plesac Stake splits, won by Chevie Hyper and Southern Rocketop.   In the first division Clyde Stevens\' Chevie Hyper looked sharp while posting a hard fou...
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PA suspends trainer for possession of EPO

on 06/18/2008 2:00 AM
Owner-trainer-driver James Scarpias, 26, of Massapequa Park, NY, who had been qualifying horses at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, has been suspended indefinitely by the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission after several containers of EPO were found during a search of his vehicle.   Anton Leppler, Deputy Director for Harness Racing for the Commission, said that “Other than verify...
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Complete obituary, services for Norma Campbell

on 06/18/2008 2:00 AM
Norma Jane Spruce Campbell, well known for her work at the Meadowlands for many years, died June 16 after a brief illness.   Born in Rexdale, Ontario in 1952 to a racing family, Campbell moved to New Jersey in 1976 with her husband, Donald Campbell, after her father, noted Canadian trainer Ernie Spruce, brought his stable south to race at sparking new mile oval of the Meadowlands....
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Cleveland Classic attracts 14 entries

on 06/18/2008 2:00 AM
Blueridge Western and locally owned Upfront Hannahsboy have been named 2-1 morning line favorites in their respective divisions of Saturday’s Cleveland Classic at Northfield Park. The three-year-old pace is the track’s richest race of the year, with 14 entrants seeking a total purse of $177,520.   The first division, slated as the 10th race, is headed by Ed Mullinax’s Upfront Hannahs...
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