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Mister Mystic N upsets in $120,000 final at Harrah\'s Chester

on 12/17/2007 12:00 AM
With driver Eric Goodell working out a perfect trip, 12-1 Mister Mystic N prevailed in the $120,000 final of the Commodore Barry late-closing series at Harrah’s Chester on Sunday afternoon, clearing by a length and a half in the final strides to secure a 1:52.2 victory.   The 5-year-old In The Pocket gelding was unhurried early, allowing Dark Sign (Brian Sears) and Jaguar Jet (Andy M...
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Tetrick takes both Dover features

on 12/17/2007 12:00 AM
Tim Tetrick continued his record breaking seasonal barrage driving the winners of both $16,500 and $14,500 co-feature races, Auto Pilot and Real Magician, at windy Dover Downs on Sunday.   \"The Green Machine\" launched a four-win attack guiding Foulk Stables\' Auto Pilot to a 1:56.3 victory, the second in his last three for the Jet Laag gelding, in a $16,500 pace. Auto Pilot ov...
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Nimrod Borealis wins French Grand Circuit final

on 12/17/2007 12:00 AM
Nimrod Borealis won the final of the French Grand Circuit-—the Grand National du Trot—-at Hippodrome Paris-Vincennes on Sunday, easily making up a 25-meter handicap to score in a mile rate of 1:57.2 over the 2,875-meter distance (about 1 3/4 miles).   The Grand National du Trot is a series for older trotters, with qualifying races at 13 different tracks over the year. The final on Sun...
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Ontario adds new alcohol and drug policy in 2008

on 12/17/2007 12:00 AM
The Ontario Racing Commission has announced that beginning Jan. 1 a new alcohol and drug policy will be instituted, which includes the addition of person who work in \"safety sensitive positions\" to also be tested.   The following is the list of those Standardbred participants who will be subject to be tested:   Blacksmith Driver Groom Horse identifier Judges Official Veterinarian O...
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Brocious honored as Pa.\'s Small Breeder of the Year

on 12/17/2007 12:00 AM
Harold Brocious, a feisty gentleman 74 years young, annually has a group of homebred colts race for him on the Pennsylvania fair circuit, and this past year the group did so well for him that he has been selected Pennsylvania Small Breeder of the Year. Among his charges, whom he christens with the first name “RT” in honor of his Rocky Top Stables, were three of the horses who were on top o...
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Road from Iowa to New Jersey leads to winner\'s circle

on 12/16/2007 12:00 AM
It was a fairytale ending to a Cinderella-like story as Panaramic Art rolled to his 14th straight win in the $60,000 Oil Burner final on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Panaramic Art followed Wynnfield Flash to the top in a :55.4 half and opened up to a 3 1/2-length lead as they entered the stretch. He responded when asked by driver George Brennan in the final sixteenth and held off the la...
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Pacer, trotter score 1st wins of Dover Downs\' meet

on 12/16/2007 12:00 AM
Pacer Scylla Hanover and trotter Goodbye Daddy both posted their first wins of the meet during a light rain in the Saturday co-feature races at Dover Downs. In a $13,700 Delaware filly and mare pace, Scylla Hanover owned and trained by Bobby Rice, set a personal record of 1:55.4 as Jim King drove the 4-year-old son of The Panderosa to victory in her seventh race this meet. She\'s Got App...
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Just The Beginning fastest in Valedictory opener

on 12/16/2007 12:00 AM
Heavily favored Mr. Saratoga was an easy gate-to-wire winner in one of three $18,000 divisions in Saturday night\'s opening round of the Valedictory Pacing Series for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers at Woodbine Racetrack. The victory was the third in a row for the son of Million Dollar Cam-Miss Sara Toga and improved his record to nine wins in 10 starts in his first season at the races for...
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Clock strikes 11 a.m. again at Pompano

on 12/16/2007 12:00 AM
Eleven AM tallied his second consecutive victory at Pompano Park on Saturday to remain atop the local aged pacing division, capturing the featured $14,000 Open Handicap Pace at the South Florida oval in 1:51.2.   Guided from post five by Bruce Ranger, Eleven AM settled briefly in fourth place through the opening stages of the Saturday feature as Sandstorm N (Daryl Bier) outfough...
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A Down Under dirty battle in Yonkers open

on 12/16/2007 12:00 AM
It was down and dirty between a pair of Down Unders in Saturday night\'s $30,000 Open Handicap Pace at Yonkers Raceway. The Flyin\' Doctor N (Jeff Gregory) had his New Zealand nose on the line just before that of King Cat Anvil N (Jordan Stratton), getting the mile in 1:53.3. Leaving from post position three (in one notch after the defection--judges--of Rain Train), The Flyin\' Doctor N wat...
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Stylish Solution wins ninth straight in Open

on 12/15/2007 12:00 AM
Stylish Solution extended her winning streak to nine wins Friday night in the $46,500 Fillies and Mares Open at the Meadowlands.   Brian Sears brushed Stylish Solution to the top in a :55.1 half and she gamely held off all challengers to win in 1:51:3. Stylish Solution paid $3.60 in the night’s fifth race. After battling neck and neck through the lane, Little Miss Dragon defeated KG Deli...
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Hypnotize has mares in a trance at Pompano

on 12/15/2007 12:00 AM
For the second consecutive week, Hypnotize proved to be the top female pacer in Florida, capturing the featured $14,000 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap Pace at Pompano Park on Friday in 1:53.   Guided from post five by Kevin Wallis, Hypnotize dropped back to fifth place through the opening stages of the Friday feature as Tintabella N (Daryl Bier) was moved aggressively to the front, cutti...
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Isle Of Capri gets $100,000 raise; Van Lennep Series added

on 12/15/2007 12:00 AM
The Isle Casino & Racing at Pompano Park has announced a $100,000 purse increase for its signature race, the Isle of Capri Pacing Series Final, while establishing a counterpart series for female pacers that will be named in honor of Frances Dodge Van Lennep.   The 10th annual Isle of Capri Pacing Series Final, to be contested on March 1, 2008, will carry a guaranteed purse of $250,000...
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Polvinale top bidder in Glidemaster auction

on 12/15/2007 12:00 AM
Longtime horse owner John Polvinale of New Jersey was the winning bidder on the Glidemaster auction on eBay to benefit the Clyde Hirt Journalism Workshop.   Polvinale won a one-of-a-kind print autographed by drivers John Campbell and George Brennan, who guided Glidemaster to the Triple Crown, and trainer Blair Burgess. The print commemorates Glidemaster\'s Horse of the Year honor. The auct...
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Justice Hall closes career with victory at Yonkers

on 12/15/2007 12:00 AM
The classy Justice Hall left the racing ranks a popular winner Friday nigbt, easily handling the co-featured $30,000 Open Handicap Trot at Yonkers Raceway. With Jim Meittinis doing the honors for co-owners (trainer Kevin Thomas) and Mary Katz, Justice Hall--unhurried from post position four--watched as  Par One (Jeff Gregory) led through early fractions of :28.1 and :57.4. Unable to get Lon...
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Ohoka Jasper equals career mark at Cal Expo

on 12/15/2007 12:00 AM
A well-rated second-quarter in a competitive field turned out to be the difference for Ohoka Jasper. The best trotters on the Cal-Expo grounds met up on Friday night in an $8,000 Open Handicap l trot, in which Ohoka Jasper wouldn\'t be denied.   Prior to starting from post position five in the field of six, trainer/driver Rick Plano knew he was one of the major players.  ...
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Pretty Pacific wires Mares Open at Northfield

on 12/15/2007 12:00 AM
Ida Hardmnan\'s Pretty Pacific, a 4-year-old Pacific Fella mare, gave Andy Shetler his third win on the night when she won the $8,000 Mares Open Pace in 1:56.4 at Northfield Park.   The win was her sixthth this season as Pretty Pacific went coast-to-coast, defeating Summer Life N and Look To Book. Frenchy Fuller trains the winner, who posted fractions of :28.2, :57.2 and 1:26.3 en route to ...
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2,000 wins for Don Currier Jr.

on 12/15/2007 12:00 AM
Going into the 12- race program at Northville Downs on Friday night driver Don Currier Jr. needed only four victories to reach the coveted 2,000 win plateau in his driving career and he hit the number before the night was over. Currier got off to a quick start winning the second race with JD Camberta, then his hot streak continued as he guided 12-1 longshot JJ’s Pilgrim to...
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Meadowlands moves 2008 post to 7 p.m.

on 12/15/2007 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands will move its first race post time to 7 p.m. when the 2008 Harness Meet kicks off Wednesday, Jan. 2. The 133-date meet runs Jan. 2 through Saturday, Aug. 2, with live racing four nights a week, Wednesday through Saturday, at 7 p.m.  A limited engagement of Sunday matinees will be added Feb. 10 – March 16, with a 1:10 p.m. post time. Special matinee cards will be run on ...
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Woodbine cancels Sunday

on 12/15/2007 12:00 AM
Due to the worst of the winter storm forecast to hit the Toronto area later Saturday evening and into Sunday, Woodbine has cancelled its Sunday afternoon Standardbred card. Live racing is scheduled to resume on Monday evening at 7:20 pm. (WEG)
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