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Dubai vacation for group of horsemen

on 04/03/2008 2:00 AM
They may be competitors on the racetrack, but a group of horsemen recently spent a week together sightseeing and attending the big-money Thoroughbred card March 29 at the Dubai racetrack that featured the $6 million Dubai Classic. Among the group of horsemen who traveled to the United Arab Emirates were Ross Croghan, Noel Daley, Richard Norman, Chris Ryder and David McDuffee.   While ...
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Are you the best harness handicapper in western New York?

on 04/03/2008 2:00 AM
If you think you might be the best harness handicapper in western New York,  Buffalo Raceway is hosting its 2008 Harness Handicapping Contest, every Saturday in April, with the winner moving on to the National Harness Handicapping Contest (NHHC) at the Meadowlands in June.   The top five finishers at Buffalo each week will compete in the Buffalo Raceway\' Harness Handica...
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Darlin\'s Delight among winners in Big M qualifiers

on 04/03/2008 2:00 AM
The promising 3-year-old pacing fillies See And Be Seen and Lady Annie stepped out in qualifying action at the Meadowlands Thursday, with See And Be Seen, the first foal of 2002 Sweetheart winner Must See, winning the race in 1:57.3 (last half :58.1) with Cat Manzi aboard.   Lady Annie p,2, 1:52f, the 2007 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes 2-Year-Old Pacing Filly champion, finished seventh in the ra...
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$1 million-winning mare on her way to be bred

on 04/03/2008 2:00 AM
After contemplating retiring Stonebridge Kisses the past couple of years, owner Martin Scharf and trainer Mark Ford have made the decision to curtail the 8-year-old pacing mare’s racing career and send her to a breeding date with Rocknroll Hanover. The $1 million-winning mare, who is heading to Concord Farm for her date with the 2005 Horse of the Year, made her last start March 21 in an Open Pac...
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Tioga making track improvements for May 3 opener

on 04/02/2008 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs opened its backstretch for stabling, and a project is also in the works to re-surface and re-grade the five-eighths mile racing oval to bring it back up to its original specifications. Greg Coon of Charles E. Coon & Sons Inc., which designed the track, is handling the improvements.   Tioga will also have a new track superintendent, Richard Pirog, who comes to ...
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Three divisions for round two of Levy Series

on 04/02/2008 2:00 AM
It\'s round two of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway, with two of last week\'s three opening-leg winners back for more. Post time for the 12-race card is 7:40 p.m., with the trio of $50,000 Levy events going as races seven, eight and nine. The opening grouping includes Took Hanover (Greg Merton, post 2), who held off defending series champ ...
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Ball Gown A wins Mares Open Pace in 1:51.4

on 04/02/2008 2:00 AM
Ball Gown A stepped up into the $32,000 Mares Open Pace and recorded a lifetime fastest 1:51.4 victory at Dover Downs Tuesday. The sport\'s leading dash-winning driver, Tony Morgan, won four, Eric Goodell scored a triple, while meet-leading trainer Josh Green conditioned a pair of winners.   For the third straight start Ball Gown A, owned and trained by Peter Tritton with Eric Goodell...
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As much as $1 million to be given away

on 04/02/2008 2:00 AM
The trustees of the Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund (the Fund), which administers the New York State Sire Stakes, announced on Wednesday that they have instituted Breeders’ Awards for the 2008 racing season.   The Breeders’ Awards program has been instituted to promote agriculture through the breeding of Standardbred horses in New York State. The...
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Instant Photo wins opening day feature at Pocono

on 04/02/2008 2:00 AM
Favorite Instant Photo hung on in a thrilling finish to win an Open Trot, the featured race on Opening Day at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Tuesday afternoon.   Instant Photo led shortly after the quarter but was pressured at practically every step. His fractions of :27, :57:1, and 1:26, left him vulnerable to a closer in the stretch, and 23-1 long shot Tiger Laser filled that bil...
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Whotookwhat takes Filly & Mare Open Trot at The Meadows

on 04/02/2008 2:00 AM
Whotookwhat maintained her customary professionalism amid a confusion of breaking horses and captured the $18,000 Filly & Mare Open Trot Tuesday at The Meadows.   Four horses broke stride in the first quarter, an unusual occurrence in the top distaff trot. Whotookwhat and trainer-driver Ray Paver focused on business, settling in the pocket behind the leader, Winning Sister. They remaine...
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Racing writer says ban Lasix

on 04/02/2008 2:00 AM
There has been plenty of talk of banning steroids in horse racing in the past several months, and now writer Bill Finley, writing for ESPN, says its time for Lasix to be banned as well.   Finley writes that nowadays \"trainers use Lasix not to control bleeding but to make sure they are on a level playing field with everyone else.\" He also cites numbers to support his argument that Las...
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Seriously injured filly makes recovery, but won\'t race

on 04/02/2008 2:00 AM
Where The Art Is, a 3-year-old filly trained in New Jersey by Jim Porter and owned by Eugene Landy of Rumson, NJ, has made a remarkable recovery from a very serious injury she suffered in a race at Freehold Raceway last October, and the subsequent complications that nearly took her life.   “She got into a wreck and was impaled by a race bike shaft that penetrated her left shoulder,” sai...
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Full fields for Hoosier Park opener Saturday

on 04/02/2008 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park will kick off the 15th season of Standardbred racing Saturday, April 5. A total of 14 races will be held beginning at 6:45 p.m., with 12 of the contests offering full fields. The program is highlighted by two $23,000 Invitationals. The first feature of the night is slated for race 10, which has an estimated post time of 9:56 p.m. Ten horses will vie for the title in the Invitational ...
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Sophomore filly remains undefeated in 10 starts

on 04/02/2008 2:00 AM
Tug River Princess kept her perfect record intact in the $22,500 opening round of the Blossom Series on Wednesday night at the Meadowlands. Driver John Campbell steered the overwhelming favorite to the front, yielded briefly to JK Reunited and then quickly reclaimed the lead before the half. Tug River Princess kicked away to a 2 3/4-length victory in 1:55. The 3-year-old daughter of Badlands Hano...
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Grand Photo captures Dover feature in 1:55.3

on 04/02/2008 2:00 AM
Grand Photo, Jessie Hall and Passito won the top three feature trots Wednesday at Dover Downs, while Juanita, Commando Queen and Early Shirley were Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) second leg three-year-old filly trot winners and Dover Dolly, Cosmo Madness and Maddie G came away victorious in filly pace divisions. Tim Tetrick drove five winners during the card.   On the regular...
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Fast miles, Tetrick\'s five-bagger dominate night in Delaware

on 04/01/2008 2:00 AM
In one of the fastest cards in five-eighths mile history at Dover Downs Monday, Eoos stepped up to the $40,000 Open Preferred Handicap Pace to score a 1:50.1 win, Art Director in 1:51.4 wins the $37,500 Delaware Special again, with Armbro Baylor, 1:50.3, JA\'s Outlaw, 1:51.3, Whistle Bear, 1:50.4, and PH Top Dog, 1:52.3, all winners-over pace winners. Tim Tetrick won three of the first...
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Big wins at Meadows for Pacey Deucey, Sure Duffy

on 04/01/2008 2:00 AM
Pacey Deucey had the strongest hand in the $16,000 Open Pace on Monday at The Meadows, scoring in a sharp 1:51.2 and lowering his lifetime mark by 1.4 seconds in the process. The son of Cam\'s Card Shark moved first-over down the backside, and Tony Hall was able to guide him back to the pylons behind the race leader, Civil Attack. Pacey Deucey had plenty left for the drive, drawing off by 2...
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Steinlager wins after long layoff

on 04/01/2008 2:00 AM
Steinlager, the winner of the 2005 Elitlopp, has returned to the track and posted a victory after a long layoff due to a suspensory injury. Steinlager 1:52.3, a 10-year-old stallion, won at the Ferjestad track in Sweden on Monday night, timed in a mile rate of 1:59.3 over 2,140 meters. European racing fans will now be watching to see if he can compete in the Elitlopp once aga...
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Get your Tim Tetrick bobblehead now!

on 04/01/2008 2:00 AM
Harness racing fans everywhere can now own a piece of racing history! You can celebrate Tim Tetrick’s historic 2007 record-breaking season by purchasing a limited edition commemorative Tim Tetrick bobblehead doll. The polyresin bobblehead stands just over seven inches high and sits upon a horseshoe-shaped base. It features an unbelievable detail-oriented design and comes packaged in a beautiful...
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Trainer suspended 2 1/2 years for acting as a front

on 04/01/2008 2:00 AM
Veteran trainer Bernard Grignola, who conditioned New York Sire Stakes champions Taurus Dream and Sir Dream in the early 2000s, has been fined $7,500 and suspended 2 ½ years for allegedly acting as a “front” for trainer Robert Greenwood, who had been given a suspension in November at Freehold.   Harnessracing.com has learned that one week after Greenwood had received a stay of his six-...
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