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Racing Naked streaks to Rosecroft victory

on 02/03/2008 12:00 AM
Racing Naked dominated a Winner’s Over field of pacers at Rosecroft Raceway on Saturday night, carrying the field through a wire-to-wire mile.The 8-year-old Misfit horse held a steady lead throughout the race with driver Frank Milby at his lines, winning by over four lengths. John Sumner trains the earner of over $ 275,000 lifetime for owner William Camp, Jr.Yokozuna Bo made up several leng...
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Frankthebank wires Open Handicap field at Cal-Expo

on 02/03/2008 12:00 AM
Open Handicap 1 pacers, racing for a purse of $8,000, were featured on an extremely windy Saturday night at Cal-Expo, in which Frankthebank never looked back.   Prior to starting from post-position five in the field of five over a track listed as \"good,\" driver Rich Wojcio contemplated a change in strategy.   \"Going into the race, I was actually thinking of taking him off...
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Hypnotize wins Filly and Mare Open Pace in 1:53.1

on 02/02/2008 12:00 AM
Hypnotize rebounded from an uncharacteristic eighth-place finish in her most recent start when leading every step of the way en route to victory in Friday’s featured $14,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap pace at Pompano Park in 1:53.1.   Starting from post five with Kevin Wallis at the lines, Hypnotize was driven aggressively off the gate to take command of the race on the first turn, co...
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Stakes horses qualify at Pompano

on 02/02/2008 12:00 AM
Friday morning qualifiers at Pompano featured several horses that are eyeing a spot behind the starting gate for one of the three upcoming stakes events at the South Florida oval.   The 5-year-old trotting mare and Mack Lobell Trotting Series hopeful Buck I St Pat covered the mile in 1:55.3 when capturing her qualifying heat by 6 3/4 lengths with Ricky Macomber Jr. at the lines. The ...
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Anderson, McCaffrey honored at Maywood Park

on 02/02/2008 12:00 AM
For Ryan Anderson winning Maywood Park overall driver’s title in 2007 was a first. For Dave McCaffrey taking the top spot in our trainer standings is beginning to be a regular occurrence. The 2007 crown was McCaffrey’s second in a row and his fourth in the last six years.   Anderson and McCaffrey each were awarded a trophy for their 2007 achievements during a winner’s circle ceremony...
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Tasy Max wins trot; Hopeful Series opens at Yonkers

on 02/02/2008 12:00 AM
Tasty Max was more than happy with class and post relief, and showed it by easily winning the $19,000 featured high-end trot Friday night at Yonkers Raceway. The night\'s card also included the opening leg of the Hopeful Pacing Series for 3-year-old pacing fillies.   With Greg Grismore  driving for trainer Joe King, Tasty Max--the 6-5 favorite from the pole--retook from longshot leaver...
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Tioga, Vernon casinos to stay open

on 02/02/2008 12:00 AM
Tioga and Vernon Downs will keep their casinos open for at least another two weeks while New York legislators work out the details of legislation that would give the two upstate racetracks more income from the gaming revenue, according to a story in the Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin.   According to the Saturday, Feb. 2 story, Jeff Gural, principal owner of the two tracks, said he cons...
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Chocolate Tiara takes top trot

on 02/01/2008 12:00 AM
Chocolate Tiara scored a 1:58 victory in the $16,800 Delaware trot and Allamerican Reason notched a 1:53.4 win in a $16,500 pace on Wednesday at Dover Downs. Tim Tetrick had four winners and Corey Callahan three. George Dennis made good use of leaving from the rail as he took the lead early with Chocolate Tiara and sped away from seven rivals for a 1:58 victory in the day\'s fea...
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MacDonell sweeps Miss Vera Bars openers

on 02/01/2008 12:00 AM
Paul MacDonell steered home both winners in Thursday night\'s opening leg of the Miss Vera Bars Pacing Series for 3-year-old fillies at Woodbine Racetrack. The veteran reinsman, who is an O\'Brien Award finalist this weekend, got Gerries Madison home first in the opening $17,000 split in race two in 1:55.1. The strapping daughter of Apaches Fame-Peaceful Protest rallied from off the p...
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RMTC sets deadline for steroid rules

on 02/01/2008 12:00 AM
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium has announced it is endorsing a Dec. 31, 2008, deadline for nationwide adoption of model rules regulating the use of anabolic steroids in racehorses. RMTC Chairman Robert Lewis stated, “Our entire board firmly believes that the regulation of anabolic steroids in racehorses is essential to the integrity of horse racing and the welfare of the hor...
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Pompano announces nominations for trio of rich series

on 02/01/2008 12:00 AM
Nominations for the $350,000 Isle of Capri Pacing Series, the $100,000 Mack Lobell Trotting Series, and the inaugural $100,000 Frances Dodge Van Lennep Filly and Mare Pacing Series have been released by Pompano Park race secretary Greg DeFrank.   The 10th edition of the Isle of Capri Pacing Series, which features a $250,000-added final that represents a $100,000 increase from last year, ha...
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Stonebridge Kisses on verge of $1-million mark

on 02/01/2008 12:00 AM
Stonebridge Kisses could become harness racing’s next millionairess in the $42,000 featured mare pace on Friday night at the Meadowlands.  The 8-year-old daughter of Artiscape has earnings of $985,393 entering Friday night’s 10th race. Although she has been a formidable competitor in both stakes and open company, the toughest test she faced was recovering from a racing accident at a...
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American Lane aiming for fifth straight Friday

on 02/01/2008 12:00 AM
Patient handling and a change in scenery have helped American Lane move up the trotting ranks at the Meadowlands. 
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Winter storm prompts racetrack cancellations

on 02/01/2008 12:00 AM
The winter storm on the eastern side of the continent is taking its toll on racetracks as Monticello Raceway, The Meadows, Woodbine Racetrack, Flamboro Downs and Sports Creek have all announced the cancellations of its Friday live racing cards.
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A rock-solid win at Pompano

on 01/31/2008 12:00 AM
Rockome Vic ruled the Wednesday evening program at Pompano Park, visiting the winner’s circle for the second straight time after taking the featured $7,200 ninth-race claiming trot in 1:56.4.   Driven from post two by George Napolitano Jr., Rockome Vic settled contently in second place as an aggressively driven Karpathos (Dan Clements) rocketed off the gate to take the field through open...
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Jake\'s Nordic takes Open Trot again

on 01/31/2008 12:00 AM
Two of the top three trots of the week on Wednesday at Dover Downs resulted in victories by a nose. In the $32,000 Mares Open Handicap Trot, Jake\'s Nordic prevailed while Grand Photo won a big-hearted $24,000 winners-over trot. Tim Tetrick and Tony Morgan dominated the driver column with six and three wins, respectively.   Dan and Tom Courtemanche\'s classy warhorse Jake\'s Nordic s...
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Delmarva\'s Gary Pepper dies

on 01/31/2008 12:00 AM
Gary Pepper, a popular, hardworking Delmarva-area horseman over the past three decades died of an apparent heart attack on Monday at his home in Queen Anne, Md. The 45-year-old Pepper worked with horses for most of his life.   Mr. Pepper was an assistant trainer and caretaker spending his career with Maryland and Delaware horsemen. Over the years, he worked for Ken Woo...
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**NEW**Wire To Wire

on 01/31/2008 12:00 AM
Andrew Cohen attended the Night of Champions Awards dinner at Dover Downs Sunday night and in this week\'s Wire To Wire he discusses and applauds Meg Jewett Leavitt on her speech regarding horse slaughter following the presentation of the U.S. Harness Writers Association President\'s Award bestowed on her. Cohen notes that although there were likely many in attendance who did not want to hear...
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Fia Svensson named Caretaker of the Year

on 01/31/2008 12:00 AM
Fia Svensson, a diminutive 22-year-old Swedish groom in the Florida-based Jonas Czernyson stable who delights in providing special care and attention to tough and difficult horses, has been named Caretaker of the Year by Harness Tracks of America, the association of major harness tracks in North America, and Hanover Shoe Farms.   The winner, chosen by a committee of racing executives a...
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First Chocolatier foal born in Kentucky

on 01/31/2008 12:00 AM
The first foal by Chocolatier was born in Kentucky Saturday, Jan. 26, at Schare Adams’ Saga Farm near Georgetown. The baby is a bay filly from the unraced Donerail mare Maurel Hanover. She was the first mare bred to the 2006 World Trotting Derby winner last year and the first this year to produce a foal by the 2005 Dan Patch 2-Year-Old Colt Trotter of the Year.
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