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Berry wins 2,000th at Freehold

on 03/21/2008 2:00 AM
Freehold Raceway and several nearby tracks had “Berry wins 2,000” signs printed and ready to go as Pat Berry approached the milestone. Freehold was the track that got to use theirs as Berry won number 2,000 in the seventh race with Xiaomei ($19) on Thursday. The win was Berry\'s 114th of the year.The 32-year-old Berry, who began his driving career in 1994, enjoyed career bests in 2007 in ...
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Four Starz fired up for Four Leaf Clover

on 03/21/2008 2:00 AM
After a crushing performance last week, Four Starz Sue is the 3-1 second choice in the $94,000 Four Leaf Clover on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. He will start from post six with Tim Tetrick in the sulky. The Buzzy Sholty-trained entry of Artist\'s View and Art At Heart received the slight nod as 2-1 favorite in the race. If it had been up to Carmine Fusco, he would have owned a shar...
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Goshen Historic Track announces 2008 stallion auction list

on 03/21/2008 2:00 AM
Goshen Historic Track is pleased to announce their 2008 Stallion Auction List. There are 18 stallions from Maine, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Canada from which you may select.  A complete list of stallions and their locations and instructions for bidding may be found on Historic Track’s web site.   Historic Track wishes to thank all the indiv...
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Running Aces three weeks from grand opening

on 03/21/2008 2:00 AM
The Grand Opening of Running Aces Harness Park, just north of Minnesota’s Twin Cities, is just three weeks away and preparations for the inaugural season are on schedule. The grandstand, barn area and racetrack are all getting final touches before horses start arriving on Friday, March 28. “Stall applications were received from 61 trainers with 502 horses,” reports Gregg Keidel, the direct...
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Michigan horseman Clarence Pixley killed in training accident

on 03/21/2008 2:00 AM
Veteran Michigan horseman Clarence Pixley, still training horses at age 91, was killed Thursday after being thrown from the sulky when the horse he was jogging got spooked and left the track.   Pixley was jogging a horse at the Barry County Expo Center in Hastings when the accident occurred. A fellow horsemen on the track at the time called 911 and administered CPR until rescue personnel ar...
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Southwind Tempo on the verge of millionairess status

on 03/21/2008 2:00 AM
Southwind Tempo maneuvered around tiring horses and soared down the stretch to win the $136,400 Overbid on Friday night at the Meadowlands. Driver John Campbell positioned Southwind Tempo sixth on the rail and elected to follow Western Graduate as she moved first-up into the wind.  However, Western Graduate’s bid quickly halted and Campbell had to swing Southwind Tempo three-wide to get a...
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Carter In Motion scores Apaches Fame final in record time

on 03/21/2008 2:00 AM
Carter In Motion picked a perfect time to notch his first victory of the campaign and, in the process, established a stakes record of 1:52.2 in winning the $47,000 Apaches Fame Series Final Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack. The clocking lowered the previous series’ record of 1:53 which was set by Putnam Romeo in the 2005 edition. The three-year-old gelded son of Camotion - Armbro Affinity en...
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American Lane beats field with Buck I St Pat, Green Day

on 03/21/2008 2:00 AM
American Lane posted his fifth win in nine starts this year thanks to a solid 1:55 score in a $42,000 overnight at the Meadowlands Friday night. Buck I St Pat, the 3-2 betting favorite, couldn\'t stay with her cover and failed to threaten, and last year\'s Yonkers Trot winner Green Day made his first start of the season but was never a factor in the race.   American Lane, a 6-year-old geldi...
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Rich series finals on tap at the Meadowlands

on 03/20/2008 2:00 AM
Three winter series draw to a close this weekend at the Meadowlands, beginning with the $136,400 Overbid on Friday night and Southwind Tempo, the 2007 Three-Year-Old Filly Pacer of the Year, looms as the one to beat after back-to-back preliminary wins.   She was installed at even-money on the morning line, and will start from post seven with driver John Campbell.  Kevin Lare recently a...
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Mai Tai Guy comes up sweet in Pompano victory

on 03/20/2008 2:00 AM
Making his first pari-mutuel start after a five-month freshening, Mai Tai Guy ($4.60) showed up ready, willing and more than able in his return at the Isle Casino & Racing at Pompano Park Wednesday night.   The 3-year-old Ohio-bred colt by Towners Big Guy from the Falcon Almahurst mare, Elizabeth Street, quarter-pole moved to the front after a :27.3 opening panel, seized control in fro...
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Another Dover masterpiece for Vangogh

on 03/20/2008 2:00 AM
JM Vangogh and Sweet Daddy Siki, both owned and trained by Paul Chambers with Tony Morgan driving, won both the $32,000 Open and $24,000 Mares Trot over a track listed as \"sloppy\" at Dover Downs on Wednesday. Go Sassy Go made the winner\'s circle in the $23,000 distaff trot division. Starting on the outside in a seven-horse field, Morgan took JM Vangogh to the outside after the quarter ...
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Bill Millhoan dies

on 03/20/2008 2:00 AM
William (Bill) Millhoan, 65, past president of the Delaware County Fair Board and a member of the Little Brown Jug Society, died Wednesday following a long illness.Mr. Millhoan was a very active fair board member. The Delaware native was the board’s representative in all matters concerning Delaware’s world famous half-mile race track. He oversaw the construction of the Jug Barn and w...
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Medication-Testing Consortium to hear more about steroids

on 03/20/2008 2:00 AM
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) is scheduled to hear reports on a variety of subjects, including regulating anabolic steroids, when its board of directors meets on Tuesday, March 25, in Austin, Texas.   Current and upcoming RMTC-funded research projects and workshops, as well as RMTC penalty guidelines, are also on the agenda. Held in conjunction with the Association of ...
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Mighty Young Joe looking for luck in Clover

on 03/20/2008 2:00 AM
Stacey Chiodo, who trained Bruce Springsteen’s pleasure horses before she made a full-time commitment to harness racing seven years ago, thinks that Mighty Young Joe was “Born To Run” and she has every confidence that he’ll race well in the $94,000 Four Leaf Clover final on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   Chiodo, who is harness racing’s fastest woman driver, also owns Mighty ...
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Jack Adkins, owner of stakes winners, dies

on 03/20/2008 2:00 AM
Jack P. Adkins, who owned stakes winners Elke Frazer and Divine Victory, died Friday, March 14, in Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, N.Y., at the age of 73.   Elke Frazer 3, Q1:56.1 ($255,598), who he campaigned in partnership with Harvey Gold, won the 1995 Goldsmith Maid Trot at Garden State Park. Trained by Ron Gurfein, Elke Frazer started from post 10 and raced parked the mile, but put her...
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Goodell notches five-bagger in Delaware

on 03/19/2008 2:00 AM
Eric Goodell steered Nidya A, overlooked at 12-1, to one of his five wins taking the $32,000 Mares Open at Dover Downs on Tuesday, while Fionavar Hanover won the sub-feature $25,000 mares winners-over and Ball Gown A won the $23,000 distaff division. Goodell found room along the passing lane to outstep leader Ultimate Bet and Sean Bier to the finish line in 1:52.2 to take the week\'s...
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British announcer Braddick hired at Running Aces

on 03/19/2008 2:00 AM
Craig Braddick will become the first British harness racing announcer in the United States when he takes his place behind the microphone at the new Running Aces Harness Park in Columbus, Minn. North America’s newest racetrack has its grand opening slated for Friday, April 11. Braddick, 31, has lived in America for nearly seven years and resides in Charleston, W.Va. He is a full-time stude...
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Prince breaks maiden in series leg at The Meadows

on 03/19/2008 2:00 AM
Winless in 12 previous starts for his career, Peaceful Prince performed like a winner\'s circle veteran Tuesday at The Meadows, leading every step in a $10,000 division of the second leg of the West Chestnut Street series.   Peaceful Prince, who missed his entire 3-year-old campaign, faced tough stakes company as a freshman and amassed $29,374 in lifetime earnings without taking a mark. Tha...
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Classic Series supplemental nominations are due

on 03/19/2008 2:00 AM
Supplemental nominations to The Classic Series must be received in the offices of the Hambletonian Society no later than the close of business on Monday, March 24. Supplemental nomination levels and forms are available at www.theclassicseries.com and questions should be directed to Nick Salvi (TCS executive director) at (954) 871-6013.   Dover Downs will host the first ...
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Needle points to long history at Pocono Downs

on 03/19/2008 2:00 AM
Racing at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs has improved tremendously over the past 30 years or so, just ask Saul Needle, who is now in his 33rd year of employment at the Northeastern Pennsylvania harness racing track.   Needle was the track’s announcer and assistant race secretary for 16 years prior to becoming director of racing. His office is responsible for putting together the races for th...
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