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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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HHYF camps begin today near Chicago

on 06/18/2008 2:00 AM
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation first Summer Youth League Camp of 2008 began today at Odds On Acres in Crete, Illinois. The state-of-the-art Standardbred training facility is the host for the camp which wil culminate in a race at nearby Balmoral Park on Sunday night, June 22.   This is the first of six camps to be held this summer. Other 2008 locations include:&n...
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Terry named interim manager of Delaware County Fair

on 06/18/2008 2:00 AM
Phil Terry has been hired as interim manager of the Delaware County Fair effective July 1, 2008.  Terry will continue to serve as director of marketing for the Delaware County Fair and the Little Brown Jug.“Phil’s longtime service as a a fair director, past president of the fair board and chairman and vice-chairman of several sub-committees, will serve him well in his new position,” sai...
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World mark for Ladyfield, Harrington record for Morgan

on 06/18/2008 2:00 AM
It was a record setting day for driver Tony Morgan as the 50-year-old driver not only directed Joyce, Kathleen and Linda Sue Keeler\'s Ladyfield ($3) to a new world record of 1:51.4 for aged mares on a half-mile track, but he also set a record for most wins on one card at Harrington with nine. The previous mark of seven was shared by Morgan, Brad Hanners and Brandon Givens. ...
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Emotional win at The Meadows for late caretaker\'s horse & famil

on 06/18/2008 2:00 AM
On June 5, Clarence Walters, a caretaker for The Meadows trainer Mike Palone, teamed with his boss to claim Were In Luck for $5,000. It was the only horse in which the hard-working Walters had an ownership interest, and he confided to friends how excited he would be to race his new 10 year old.   Walters, 58, never got that chance. He died six days later from injuries suffered when a horse ...
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Admiral\'s Express wins first race since December 2006

on 06/18/2008 2:00 AM
It may have taken three starts but Canada’s 2005 Horse of the Year Admiral’s Express, who came out of a 17-month retirement in late May, won his first race since Dec. 2, 2006—and his 77th career victory—with a 1:53.2 effort at Kawartha Downs Tuesday night. Racing in a $10,000(C) conditioned pace (an optional $20,000 claimer), the now 12-year-old son of Admirals Galley sat a pocket trip fo...
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Daguet Rapide previously stood in Kentucky

on 06/17/2008 2:00 AM
Daguet Rapide, owned by famed international horseman Jean Pierre Dubois, has been kidnapped from the Allevamento Folli Mordano farm near Bologna, Italy. Just last fall Equinox Bi, who now stands at stud at Blue Chip Farms in New York, was kidnapped from a farm in Italy, but was later found in good health.   Daguet Rapide, an 8-year-old son of Pine Chip out of the Workaho...
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Four Starzzz Shark to shuttle to Australia

on 06/17/2008 2:00 AM
Brittany Stallion Management has announced that Four Starzzz Shark will shuttle to the Southern Hemisphere and stand at Empire Stallions in Victoria, Australia, this coming season.   Empire Stallions is owned and operated by David James and Donna Egan of David James Bloodstock Ltd., Circleville, New York, making it the only US-owned and managed breeding operation in the Southern Hemisp...
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