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A groovey win in Hoosier series leg

on 04/21/2008 2:00 AM
The second leg of the Ralph and Dorothy Rose series got underway Sunday at Hoosier Park and Note To Groovey and Charles Conrad beat out the field of seven trotters for the win in a time of 2:01.   Note To Groovey had an early lead at the start, but yielded to Blueridge Hush and driver Bobby Brower for the pocket seat at the quarter-mile marker in :29.2. First Notable Chip, controlled b...
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Morgan now 10 from 12,000

on 04/21/2008 2:00 AM
Driver Tony Morgan won four races on Harrington Raceway\'s opening night program Sunday, giving him 11,990 lifetime. A large crowd came to Harrington for opening night festivities that included a hat giveaway, food specials and a family fun day. They also witnessed the sport\'s third leading driver, Morgan, inch closer to 12,000 lifetime wins as he won races with Emma Rose Ben ($3.40), Doc\'...
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Meadows-based Palone sets all-time pari-mutuel win mark

on 04/21/2008 2:00 AM
Driver Dave Palone, the leading driver in North America with 262 victories, added a record 11 more races to that total Monday afternoon at The Meadows, the most wins ever on a single program at a pari-mutuel racetrack. Roger Hammer had an 11-win day at the York Fair in Pennsylvania in 2003.   Palone, 46, won the first race with Won The West, and then won seven consecutive races from th...
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Southwind Tempo wins in 1:50.2

on 04/20/2008 2:00 AM
Harrah\'s Chester opened its 2008 racing season on Sunday afternoon and Southwind Tempo used a leg ot the track\'s Betsy Ross Series to pick up her 23rd career victory, and fourth of the season in five starts, with her 1:50.2 effort. She defeated Symphony In Motion, a seven-time winner this year, and Darlin\'s Delight, who was making her first start of the season.   Southwind Tempo started ...
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Trainer takes top 3 spots in Sweden\'s Olympic Trot

on 04/19/2008 2:00 AM
Swedish trainer Ake Svanstedt swept the top three spots of the Olympic Trot final in Gothenburg, Sweden, Saturday as he horse Torvald Palema won the race, and his other horses, Adams Hall and Finders Keeper, finishes second and third, respectively, giving a net of over $420,000 to the stable.   Svanstedt had two horses earn their way into the final while Torvald Palema had t...
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Idle Hour wins Suslow final by head in 1:51.2

on 04/19/2008 2:00 AM
Idle Hour maneuvered around tiring horses and soared down the stretch to win the $68,900 Robert J. Suslow Final by a head in 1:51.2 on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.Driver Tim Tetrick moved Idle Hour three-wide to get around his struggling entry-mate Major Duke and closed in a brisk :27.2 to catch Bullville Powerful at the wire. Hands To Yourself, finished a length and three-quarters back in t...
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Kentuckiana bringing top Down Under sire to North America

on 04/19/2008 2:00 AM
Through a move unprecedented in Standardbred breeding industry history, Kentuckiana Farms announced on Saturday that Australasian super sire Christian Cullen will stand at Kentuckiana in North America in 2009 for a fee of $10,000. Stallion location details are still being determined.   \"Establishing the appropriate service fee was a key component of our negotiations. One of our primar...
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Up Front Peyton, Wigwam Baby capture Hoosier Park features

on 04/19/2008 2:00 AM
Up Front Peyton and driver Ricky Macomber proved to be the best in the end of the $23,000 Invitational Pace Saturday, April 19. The duo used a perfect second-over journey to nab the top spot in a time of 1:52.2. Macomber placed Up Front Peyton near the back of the pack from the start before getting on Search Engine\'s back heading down the backstretch as the field moved to the halfway mark in :55...
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Took Hanover, Tarver Hanover victorious in Levy Series splits

on 04/19/2008 2:00 AM
A big surprise and a no surprise won Saturday night\'s pair of $50,000 divisions in the fourth preliminary round of Yonkers Raceway\'s George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series. The death and taxes detail was again Took Hanover, who ran his winning streak to four races with his third series win as many tries. With Greg Merton driving for trainer Noel Daley, Took Hanover--the 1-4 choice leaving fr...
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Bono Bests upsets Tigerama to take Battle of Lake Erie

on 04/19/2008 2:00 AM
Keith Kash, Jr., steered 3-1 Bono Bests three-wide at three-quarters, and the five-year-old son of Pro Bono Best drew off in the stretch to win Northfield Park\'s $100,000 Battle of Lake Erie by three lengths in 1:52.2 over a sloppy track caused by a downpour just prior to the race. Bono Bests is owned by Herbert Burns III and Stephen Demeter, both of New York. The win was his sixth...
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Splendid Kisser wins Sportsnet final

on 04/18/2008 2:00 AM
Despite drifting closer to the grandstand with every stride, Splendid Kisser was able to hold on for a 1:50.1 victory in the $46,300 Sportsnet New York Final on Thursday night at the Meadowlands. Driver Yannick Gingras seized the lead with Splendid Kisser as the field approached the final turn in a swift 1:21.1. As Splendid Kisser pulled away, he drifted toward the outside. However, his lead was e...
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Somebeachsomewhere now in Ontario

on 04/18/2008 2:00 AM
Not many 3-year-old colts get surrounded by TV cameras whenever they step on or off a trailer, but Somebeachsomewhere seems to take it all in stride and showed his poise when he arrrived at Baycairn Training Centre near Campbellville, Ontario, on Thursday afternoon.   The pride of Truro, Nova Scotia made the trek from his home base to Ontario this week, and attracted media attention both ...
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Heza Challenger beats Vivid Photo in 1:54.1

on 04/18/2008 2:00 AM
Heza Challenger outkicked Vivid Photo in the $20,000 Open/Preferred Handicap Trot on Thursday at The Meadows, though he had to set a track record of 1:54.1 to beat the champ. Coming off a worrisome eighth place finish in his seasonal debut in the Classic Series, Vivid Photo was assigned the outside post and was sent right to the lead by Roger Hammer. However, Heza Challenger and Randy Tharp...
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Darlin\'s Delight, Southwind Tempo to square off

on 04/18/2008 2:00 AM
The top pacing mares Darlin\'s Delight and Southwind Tempo will square off for the first time ever on opening day at Harrah\'s Chester on Sunday when they compete in the first leg of the Betsy Ross Series.   Darlin\'s Delight will be making her first start of the season while Southwind Tempo is a winner of three of four starts this year, with her second-place finish in the first leg of...
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Pennsylvania horsemen hire marketing person

on 04/18/2008 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen\'s Association (PHHA) has hired Edward Kobesky to serve as its own Director of Media & Marketing, a position that has been created to \"create and administer new channels of communication between the PHHA and its members...\" and \"expand public awareness of harness racing and grow the sport\'s fan base.\"   Kobesky began his career with Pocono Dow...
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Enough Talk secures first leg with 1:52.2 score

on 04/18/2008 2:00 AM
Apparently, Enough Talk still had more to say. The trotter followed up his world record performance at Dover with another impressive victory in the $50,000 opener of the Su Mac Lad Series on Friday night at the Meadowlands.    George Brennan hustled Enough Talk off the gate and yielded to American Lane and Cat Manzi around the opening turn.  Brennan and his charge quickly retook the...
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Go On BB now two-for-two at Hoosier Park

on 04/18/2008 2:00 AM
Racing down the stretch, Go On BB, driven by Ricky Macomber Jr., was able to edge out JD’s Lady Lynn, controlled by Jason Dillander, to win the $23,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational Pace Friday, April 18, at Hoosier Park. Neither mare would give in, with Go On BB getting the slight edge at the wire by only a neck. Dashing out of the gate, JD’s Lady Lynn was able to take the lead with Go On B...
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Tell Me A Story, J K Pure Pearl win Yonkers features

on 04/18/2008 2:00 AM
Classy veterans Tell Me a Story and J K Pure Pearl padded their pensions Friday night, winning the $30,000 co-features at Yonkers Raceway. Tell Me A Story sat a tight pocket in the Open Trot. With Jim Pantalteano driving from the pylons for trainer Virgil Morgan Jr., Tell Me a Story stung even-money favorite Beach Nut Brand (Pat Lachance) before that one made the lead. He put up intervals of :28....
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Mary Artman scores third straight at Pompano

on 04/18/2008 2:00 AM
Mary Artman ($10.20) took advantage of a miscue in deep stretch by pacesetter Stonebridge Capri in posting her third straight win with a 1:54.2 triumph at the isle pompano park Friday. The 9th race feature pace saw Mary Artman and driver Wally Hennessey go right to the lead with Splenda (Eric Irving) grabbing the pocket-seat in second place by the opening quarter mile in :27.4. But that lead was ...
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Filly scores easy win in Blossom final

on 04/17/2008 2:00 AM
The undefeated 3-year-old pacing filly Tug River Princess extended her streak to 12 races in the $68,900 Blossom final on Wednesday night at the Meadowlands.  Driver John Campbell brushed Tug River Princess to the lead earlier than he had intended as the field crawled through a :29.3 opening quarter. She paced comfortably down the backstretch and easily repelled the challenge of Erma La Em o...
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