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Bouchard sweeps divisions with Rare Jewel, Mypanmar

on 04/13/2008 2:00 AM
Stephane Bouchard liked Levy twice Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway, winning both  $50,000, third-leg divisions of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series with Rare Jewel and Mypanmar. Rare Jewel, second and third in his previous two series tries, was third early here as pole-sitting 19-10 favorite Gold Dust Beach (Catello  Manzi) lined up the octet Indian file. Bouchard then mo...
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Flyin Doctor N scores Pocono Downs feature in 1:51

on 04/13/2008 2:00 AM
The Flyin Doctor N moved up in class and won the featured Open Handicap pace at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Saturday afternoon. The race carried a purse of $22,000. Leaving from the #5 post in a field of nine, The Flyin Doctor N made the lead around the first turn, setting an opening fraction of 26:4.  Driver Jim Morrill Jr. was able to ease up just a bit for the next half-mile and s...
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Search Engine captures muddy Invitational at Hoosier Park

on 04/13/2008 2:00 AM
Search Engine, one of Indiana’s top three-year-olds of 2007, was back in familiar territory Saturday, April 12 as he earned his first win of the season in the $23,000 Invitational Pace. The four-year-old son of Electric Yankee held off a late resurgence from Green River Gorge and Rick Schaut to claim the victory. Driven by Mark O’Mara, Search Engine powered from the gate with his sights set o...
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Ouellette directs pacer to 1:52 final victory

on 04/12/2008 2:00 AM
Silver Dragon extended his winning streak to four as he completed a sweep of the Youthful Pacing Series for 3 year olds on Friday night at Woodbine Racetrack. With regular pilot Luc Ouellette on board, the speedy son of Dragon Again-Fancy Art got away third off the gate in the $56,800(C) final behind early leader Pro Art, but inherited the two hole after pocket-sitter Egyptian Artist made a...
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Princess Zoie wears Hoosier open crown

on 04/12/2008 2:00 AM
A solid move around the final turn proved to be the winning potion for Princess Zoie in the $11,000 Open II Pace for fillies and mares on Friday at Hoosier Park. Princess Zoie, under the guidance of driver Trace Tetrick, earned her second win for 2008 in the performance. Starting from the second tier in post 10, Princess Zoie maintained ground the best she could at the beginning, staying in...
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Grismore sweeps Yonkers features

on 04/12/2008 2:00 AM
Greg Grismore was in no mood to share the wealth on Friday night at Yonkers Raceway, sitting behind both $30,000 co-featured winners, the Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace with invader Fiery Buckeye and the Open Trot with repeater No More Gold N. Fiery Buckeye, a half-sister to the potent Fly Fly Buckeye, left from post position five in her local bow. She made the lead before surrender...
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Longshots finish 1-2-3 in Pompano feature

on 04/12/2008 2:00 AM
Driver David Ingraham took advantage of five lead changes as he guided Golden Falcon N to a 13-1 upset neck victory on Friday at Pompano Park in the $10,000 featured pace for mares in 1:52.4. The race started off with Cape Cove Daisy (Gaston Lareau) taking the early lead only to give way to Catalina Morgan (Bruce Ranger) past the opening quarter in :28.4. Then it wa...
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Streetcar leads to winner\'s circle at The Meadows

on 04/12/2008 2:00 AM
Streetcarnamedsire stayed on track despite a double class jump, capturing the $20,000 Filly and Mare Preferred Handicap Pace on Friday at The Meadows. The 4-year-old daughter of Real Desire had won her last two starts in conditioned events but had prepped for The Meadows\' top pace in the Night Styles Series at the Meadowlands, finishing a respectable fourth in the final. On Friday, she an...
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Ubetterthink he\'s a winner at Pocono

on 04/12/2008 2:00 AM
Ubetterthink Think overcame the outside nine post to win the featured $22,000 Open Handicap Pace for fillies and mares at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Friday afternoon. It was the second straight week that the mare from the barn of Mickey Burke beat the best mares on the grounds at Pocono, and she did it this week from the difficult post. She managed to make the lead from the outside by the&nb...
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Animal Planet to air harness racing segment

on 04/12/2008 2:00 AM
An upcoming new show on the cable television network “Animal Planet” is scheduled to feature a segment on harness racing in June, with the show, called “Untamed & Uncut,” focusing on an accident involving Banker Blue Chip and driver John Campbell in the Prix d’Ete at Blue Bonnets Raceway in Montreal in 1987. Both Campbell and Banker Blue Chip flipped over the hub rail, but ...
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Running Aces opens in Minnesota

on 04/12/2008 2:00 AM
A crowd estimated at between 3,000-4,000 turned out for the opening program of the new Running Aces Harness Park in Minnesota Friday night, and many of them showed their enthusiasm by standing on the apron in snow squalls to watch the races. Former Major League Baseball manager Tom Kelly, who also owns harness horses, was on hand to congratulate the winner of the first race.   While th...
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Paper Luck reaches $200,000 earnings mark

on 04/12/2008 2:00 AM
Fred Monteleone’s Paper Luck ($4.00) went over the $200,000 mark in career earnings Saturday at the isle pompano park after he posted a one length triumph in the third race $7,700 pace. Trained and driven to victory by Bruce Ranger, Paper Luck followed pacesetter Eleven AM (George Napolitano, Jr.) right from the start of the race and those two were never contested. Paper Luck used perfect cover...
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Idle Hour slingshots to Suslow Series victory

on 04/12/2008 2:00 AM
Idle Hour surged down the stretch to win the $22,500 second leg of the Robert J. Suslow Series Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Idle Hour, taken back early by driver Tim Tetrick, sat a fourth over trip. He made a slingshot move down the stretch and held off Hands To Yourself by a neck in 1:52. Costa Rica Kid finished third. Idle Hour paid $3.00 to win the night’s third race. Trained by Geo...
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Four DSBF finals held as Dover closes

on 04/11/2008 2:00 AM
The 39th season of racing at Dover Downs went out in fine style with four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 3-year-old finals on Thursday, April 10, with Tug River Princess coming within two-fifths of a second of Rainbow Blue’s track record by scoring her 11th consecutive victory in what has been a perfect racing career thus far. Hall of Famer John Camp...
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Fasig-Tipton to be bought by Arab company

on 04/11/2008 2:00 AM
Fasig-Tipton Co., which owns the facility where the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale holds its annual auction, is being sold to a Dubai-based company with close ties to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, a prominent Thoroughbred breeder and buyer and the ruler of Dubai. On Thursday Fasig-Tipton announced it had reached an agreement to be acquired by Synergy Investments Ltd., a compan...
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Incredible Reba wins Miss Windfall opener

on 04/11/2008 2:00 AM
Incredible Reba was a credible winner in the first round of the Miss Windfall series Thursday at Hoosier Park, with the 3-year-old Electric Yankee filly opening up on the field in the stretch to win by more than two lengths over a muddy track. Guided by Joe Putnam, Incredible Reba grabbed a good spot early, following along as Skyway Happy and Trace Tetrick showed the way through the rain in ...
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Bartlett wins a pair at Yonkers to reach 1,000

on 04/11/2008 2:00 AM
Jason Bartlett, Yonkers Raceway\'s leading driver thus far in 2008, won the 2,000th race of his career Thursday nigbt. Bartlett guided the 5-year-old pacing mare Allikait Fighter ($5.20) to a 1:57, half-length win in the $8,000, ninth-race pace. Sean Campbell trained the winning favorite for owner Robert Costello. Bartlett drew within one victory of the milestone earlier in the evening when...
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Don Giovanni fastest in Tie Silk opening round

on 04/11/2008 2:00 AM
Society Kad and Don Giovanni used similar tactics to score impressive victories in Thursday night\'s first leg of the Tie Silk Trotting Series for 3 year olds at Woodbine Racetrack. Don Giovanni posted the fastest of the two $18,000(C) splits when he stopped the clock in 1:55.3 in the second division for Jack Moiseyev. The Yankee Glide colt shot out from third to take over command in the s...
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Pennsylvania awards checks sent out; Hanover getting $1.1 mil

on 04/11/2008 2:00 AM
The new Pennsylvania Standardbred Breeders Development Fund has sent out its first checks for breeders awards, with Hanover Shoe Farms, the sport\'s largest breeder, receiving $1.1 million in award money and 37 other breeders (listed below) receiving from $30,000 to $156,000. The Harness Breeders Fund, to use its common title, is funded by a stream of revenue generated by the “wi...
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Big maiden victory for Elizabeth Lane at The Meadows

on 04/11/2008 2:00 AM
Elizabeth Lane, whose racing career spanned two qualifiers only, proved a quick study on Thursday at The Meadows as she went wire to wire in the $13,000 opening leg of the Chartiers Township Trot for 3-year-old fillies. The daughter of SJ\'s Caviar, unraced at two, began her career miserably, breaking stride repeatedly in a qualifier. But she settled down when trainer-driver Doug ...
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