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Pukpuk puts it in the Dover net

on 03/31/2008 2:00 AM
Pukpuk Power N notched a 1:52.3 victory in the $23,800 Delaware winners-over pace while Real Magician took the $19,500 sub-feature at Dover Downs on Sunday.   After three straight starts from outside post eight, an improved starting position proved the winning tonic for Joel and Dianne Halpern\'s Pukpuk Power N with Tim Tetrick guiding the victory. The Armbro Operative gelding scoote...
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Winner\'s share for Bono at Meadowlands

on 03/31/2008 2:00 AM
Bono Bests narrowly eclipsed the competition to win the $42,000 conditioned pace on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Driven by David Miller and trained by Ross Croghan, Bono Bests rallied in the stretch and edged out Manhardt at the wire to win by a head in 1:50.2.  It was 2 3/4 lengths back to South Park Hanover in third. Bono Best paid $25.20 to win. The 5-year-old gelded son ...
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Tigerama, Secrets Nephew take SPC splits at Woodbine

on 03/31/2008 2:00 AM
Tigerama and Secrets Nephew both continued their winning ways in Saturday night’s second leg of the Spring Pacing Championship at Woodbine, setting up an exciting showdown for next week’s final. Both pacers used similar front-end tactics and then garnered total respect once on the lead.In the opening split, Tigerama and driver Mark MacDonald jetted out from post seven and put up an opening qua...
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East-West to meet at Cal Expo

on 03/31/2008 2:00 AM
Team East, comprised of seasoned Billings’s vets, will be treated to spring in California this weekend as the Third Annual East-West Amateur Driving Challenge kicks off with three races scheduled. The two-day series continues on Saturday with three more races to close out the competition.   Bob Troyer, Howie Gelfand, George Casale, Steve Oldford and Scott Woogen will represent the Ea...
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Bob Sidley, Kelly O\'Donnell named to Northfield\'s Wall of Fame

on 03/31/2008 2:00 AM
Voting for Northfield’s Wall of Fame was the tightest ever, but the two human inductees are well deserving as Bob Sidley, a long-time horse owner and breeder, and driver-trainer Kelly O’Donnell, led the voting and will be enshrined on the Wall at the April 30 ceremony.   Sidley has been a driving force in Ohio harness racing for over forty years. The Painesville native served as th...
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Cambest Prince, Crisp Sahbra elected to Northfield\'s famed Wall

on 03/31/2008 2:00 AM
Cambest Prince and Crisp Sahbra edged out Shutupandkissme for equine enshrinement on Northfield Park\'s Wall of Fame.   Cambest Prince, a two-time Northfield Horse of the Year (2003-04) was retired in 2006 after posting a remarkable 55-39-12-2 summary at Northfield, earning nearly $350,000 locally. Prince raced in the Battle of Lake Erie four times, finishing second twice, fourth once, and ...
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Grismore, Burke win Sagamore after taking Petticoat

on 03/30/2008 2:00 AM
A night after winning Yonkers Raceway\'s $65,000 final of the Petticoat Pacing Series with Ridge Jumper, Greg Grismore was at again, taking the $67,000 Sagamore final Saturdaynight at Yonkers with another Mickey Burke Stable pupil, this time scoring with Bob\'s Alibi.   The Sagamore and the Petticoat are both for 3 and 4 year olds, the Sagamore for males and the Petticoat for fill...
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Panaramic Art\'s win streak snapped at 20

on 03/30/2008 2:00 AM
Panaramic Art\'s 20-race winning streak was ended when Mr. Feelgood beat him in a $50,000 leg of the George Morton Levy Series Saturday night atYonkers Raceway. Two other Levy splits were won by Took Hanover and Special Report.   Mr. Feelgood, the winner of the 2006 Little Brown Jug and this year\'s Isle of Capri final, started from post three with driver Andy Miller and controlled the...
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Favorite grinds out narrow victory in $65,000 final

on 03/29/2008 2:00 AM
Ridge Jumper rated, rebuffed and reigned in Friday night\'s $65,000 final of the Petticoat Pacing Series for 3- and 4-year-old fillies and mares at Yonkers Raceway. With Greg Grismore driving for trainer Mickey Burke, Ridge Jumper had schnozz on starting gate from post position No. 5 (in one notch after Lady Sometimes came up ill). Ridge Jumper--the 13-10 people\'s preference--went up and over p...
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Ouellette sweeps Youthful Pacing Series divisions

on 03/29/2008 2:00 AM
Driver Luc Ouellette held the hot hands Friday night at Woodbine as he steered home both winners in the opening leg of the Youthful Pacing Series for three-year-old colts and geldings at Woodbine Racetrack. Count B Series champion Silver Dragon returned from a month’s absence and scored a dominant 1:52.2 victory for Ouellette in the opening $20,000 split. The son of Dragon Again - Fancy Art go...
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Ridge Jumper wins Petticoat final

on 03/29/2008 2:00 AM
Ridge Jumper, the runner-up to Symphony In Motion in the Night Styles final at the Meadowlands earlier this month, captured the $65,000 Petticoat Pacing Series final at Yonkers Friday night with a 1:55.1 score for driver Greg Grismore.   Grismore and Ridge Jumper rated, rebuffed and reigned. Ridge Jumper had her nose on the starting gate from post position five (in one notch after...
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Stakes record set in Jersey Girls final

on 03/28/2008 2:00 AM
Symphony In Motion made a late sweep on the outside to capture the $69,400 Jersey Girls final Thursday night at the Meadowlands. With Brian Sears in the bike, Symphony In Motion defeated Real Velocity by one-half length to win in a new stakes record of 1:51.4. Fiery Buckeye finished a length back in third. Symphony In Motion paid $5.60. Symphony In Motion has now won seven of nine starts...
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Kentucky casino issue officially dead

on 03/28/2008 2:00 AM
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has officially declared his initiative for casinos dead, saying there simply were not enough votes in the state legislature. The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) issued the following statement: \"This is no doubt a very good day for Indiana, Illinois and West Virginia – as hundreds of millions of Kentucky dollars will continue to flow into their education, hea...
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Apple Delight upsets in Damsel Series final

on 03/28/2008 2:00 AM
Apple Delight played giant killer in Thursday night\'s $64,000 Damsel Series final at Woodbine, hauling down heavily-favored Alexis Hall in the final strides for a 1:52.1 victory. Mark MacDonald piloted the 4-year-old daughter of Bettor\'s Delight-Armbro Pomme and had her firing off the wings from post nine. The pair took early command but then gave way to Sugar Park just before the quick...
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DSBF 3-year-old splits held at Dover

on 03/28/2008 2:00 AM
The Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 3-year-old colts and geldings began their preliminaries with five divisions at Dover Downs on Thursday, with Drollinger and Man Of Science winning the trots and Big Heart, Uncle Rubble and Dina\'s Gamble taking the paces.   Arlie Tinder\'s Drollinger, a son of CR Commando, scored an impressive victory for Vic Kirby on the ...
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A And G\'sconfusion at top of Jugette-eligible list

on 03/28/2008 2:00 AM
A And G’sconfusion, who swept the Dan Patch, O’Brien and Nova Awards as the best two-year-old pacing filly of 2007, is a strong early favorite to win the $330,000-est. Jugette Filly Pace. The 38th Jugette will be raced Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the Delaware, Ohio County Fairgrounds. A total of 141 three-year-old filly pacers are eligible to the Jugette, including the highest rated filly...
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Flanders makes impact in Scarborough qualifiers

on 03/28/2008 2:00 AM
While winter still begrudges the coming of spring along the southern Maine coastline, a sure sign of seasonal change at long last occurred on Thursday as qualifying races were once again carded at Scarborough Downs. Awakening from an old-fashioned, snow-filled February, the Scarboroughoval was tuned to perfection as the sun rose on a new season and a five race card. The temperatures ...
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Stall applications due at Scioto

on 03/28/2008 2:00 AM
The deadline for stall applications for Scioto Downs’ 50th anniversary season is Tuesday, April 1. The central Ohio track begins its Golden Anniversary season on May 9 and continues through Sept. 13.   The Ohio State Fair events will be raced July 30-Aug. 2 and Ohio Super Night is slated for Sept. 6. Post time is 6:30 p.m.   Scioto Downs is also seeking a licensed veterinarian to s...
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Classic Series entries in the box by Tuesday, April 1

on 03/28/2008 2:00 AM
The first leg of The Classic Series is scheduled for Monday, April 7, at Dover Downs. Please be aware that horses must be declared for that event with the Dover Downs\' racing office at (302) 857-3230 by 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1.   A current Coggins test (within one year) and EHV vaccination report (within six months) are necessary to compete at Dover Downs. Copies may be faxed ...
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10-1 upset in Maple Lane final at The Meadows

on 03/28/2008 2:00 AM
Elegant Jenn launched a powerful first-over move through the slop that carried her to victory in the $28,100 final of the Maple Lane Trot for 3- and 4-year-old filly and mare trotters Thursday at The Meadows.   Sent off at a generous 10-1, Elegant Jenn enjoyed the early moments of the race when she ducked and watched the morning line favorites, Go Get Blanche and Teagan, break stride. Their...
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