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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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Rich Williams now presiding in Kentucky

on 04/01/2008 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority (KHRA) has named Rich Williams as its presiding judge at the state’s Standardbred racetracks. Williams, 44, begins his duties Tuesday, April 1, at Bluegrass Downs in Paducah, and he will later serve in the same role at The Red Mile in Lexington and Thunder Ridge in Prestonsburg. A native of Indiana, Williams is following in the footsteps of his father, Dick W...
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Full fields for Classic Series opener at Dover

on 04/01/2008 2:00 AM
Full fields highlight the opening leg of the prestigious Classic Series at Dover Downs on Monday, with the four $85,000 divisions featuring the sport\'s finest older trotting and pacing males and females.   The largest field is the Classic Distaff with 11 contenders. There are 10 vying in the Trotting Classic and nine distaffs in the $85,000 Classic Oaks. The Pacing Classic boas...
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NY Harness Writers to mark 50th anniversary at Yonkers

on 04/01/2008 2:00 AM
The New York City chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association will hold its 50th anniversary awards banquet in the Good Time Room at Yonkers Raceway on Sunday night, April 27. Among the honorees will be Tim Rooney, Carmine Abbatiello, and the late Billy Haughton and Stanley Dancer.   The banquet is open to the public. Tickets, at $100 each, are available by calling Dave Little ...
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Pukpuk puts it in the Dover net

on 03/31/2008 2:00 AM
Pukpuk Power N notched a 1:52.3 victory in the $23,800 Delaware winners-over pace while Real Magician took the $19,500 sub-feature at Dover Downs on Sunday.   After three straight starts from outside post eight, an improved starting position proved the winning tonic for Joel and Dianne Halpern\'s Pukpuk Power N with Tim Tetrick guiding the victory. The Armbro Operative gelding scoote...
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Winner\'s share for Bono at Meadowlands

on 03/31/2008 2:00 AM
Bono Bests narrowly eclipsed the competition to win the $42,000 conditioned pace on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Driven by David Miller and trained by Ross Croghan, Bono Bests rallied in the stretch and edged out Manhardt at the wire to win by a head in 1:50.2.  It was 2 3/4 lengths back to South Park Hanover in third. Bono Best paid $25.20 to win. The 5-year-old gelded son ...
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Tigerama, Secrets Nephew take SPC splits at Woodbine

on 03/31/2008 2:00 AM
Tigerama and Secrets Nephew both continued their winning ways in Saturday night’s second leg of the Spring Pacing Championship at Woodbine, setting up an exciting showdown for next week’s final. Both pacers used similar front-end tactics and then garnered total respect once on the lead.In the opening split, Tigerama and driver Mark MacDonald jetted out from post seven and put up an opening qua...
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East-West to meet at Cal Expo

on 03/31/2008 2:00 AM
Team East, comprised of seasoned Billings’s vets, will be treated to spring in California this weekend as the Third Annual East-West Amateur Driving Challenge kicks off with three races scheduled. The two-day series continues on Saturday with three more races to close out the competition.   Bob Troyer, Howie Gelfand, George Casale, Steve Oldford and Scott Woogen will represent the Ea...
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Bob Sidley, Kelly O\'Donnell named to Northfield\'s Wall of Fame

on 03/31/2008 2:00 AM
Voting for Northfield’s Wall of Fame was the tightest ever, but the two human inductees are well deserving as Bob Sidley, a long-time horse owner and breeder, and driver-trainer Kelly O’Donnell, led the voting and will be enshrined on the Wall at the April 30 ceremony.   Sidley has been a driving force in Ohio harness racing for over forty years. The Painesville native served as th...
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Cambest Prince, Crisp Sahbra elected to Northfield\'s famed Wall

on 03/31/2008 2:00 AM
Cambest Prince and Crisp Sahbra edged out Shutupandkissme for equine enshrinement on Northfield Park\'s Wall of Fame.   Cambest Prince, a two-time Northfield Horse of the Year (2003-04) was retired in 2006 after posting a remarkable 55-39-12-2 summary at Northfield, earning nearly $350,000 locally. Prince raced in the Battle of Lake Erie four times, finishing second twice, fourth once, and ...
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Grismore, Burke win Sagamore after taking Petticoat

on 03/30/2008 2:00 AM
A night after winning Yonkers Raceway\'s $65,000 final of the Petticoat Pacing Series with Ridge Jumper, Greg Grismore was at again, taking the $67,000 Sagamore final Saturdaynight at Yonkers with another Mickey Burke Stable pupil, this time scoring with Bob\'s Alibi.   The Sagamore and the Petticoat are both for 3 and 4 year olds, the Sagamore for males and the Petticoat for fill...
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Panaramic Art\'s win streak snapped at 20

on 03/30/2008 2:00 AM
Panaramic Art\'s 20-race winning streak was ended when Mr. Feelgood beat him in a $50,000 leg of the George Morton Levy Series Saturday night atYonkers Raceway. Two other Levy splits were won by Took Hanover and Special Report.   Mr. Feelgood, the winner of the 2006 Little Brown Jug and this year\'s Isle of Capri final, started from post three with driver Andy Miller and controlled the...
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Favorite grinds out narrow victory in $65,000 final

on 03/29/2008 2:00 AM
Ridge Jumper rated, rebuffed and reigned in Friday night\'s $65,000 final of the Petticoat Pacing Series for 3- and 4-year-old fillies and mares at Yonkers Raceway. With Greg Grismore driving for trainer Mickey Burke, Ridge Jumper had schnozz on starting gate from post position No. 5 (in one notch after Lady Sometimes came up ill). Ridge Jumper--the 13-10 people\'s preference--went up and over p...
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Ouellette sweeps Youthful Pacing Series divisions

on 03/29/2008 2:00 AM
Driver Luc Ouellette held the hot hands Friday night at Woodbine as he steered home both winners in the opening leg of the Youthful Pacing Series for three-year-old colts and geldings at Woodbine Racetrack. Count B Series champion Silver Dragon returned from a month’s absence and scored a dominant 1:52.2 victory for Ouellette in the opening $20,000 split. The son of Dragon Again - Fancy Art go...
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