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The Terminator strikes at Pompano Park

on 12/11/2007 12:00 AM
Terminator Hall utilized a methodical first-over march to overtake Guy Gets Girl in the final yards of the featured $14,000 Open Handicap Trot at Pompano Park on Monday, scoring by a neck while covering the mile in a seasonal best 1:55.1.   Guided from post six by Wally Hennessey, Terminator Hall trotted three wide through the opening turn of the Monday feature before settling contently al...
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Anonymous caller says stallion in Montegiorgio

on 12/11/2007 12:00 AM
Equinox Bi, who was kidnapped from the Biasuzzi farm near Padua, Italy, in early November, may have been found near the town of Montegiorgio, about four hours from the farm. A horse that appears to be Equinox Bi was indeed found at the location identified by an anonymous caller.   As of Tuesday afternoon, the horse was believed to be Equinox Bi, but had not yet been positively identified. ...
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Glidemaster subject of unique art

on 12/11/2007 12:00 AM
You can grab a piece of harness racing history on eBay, where a specially commissioned artist’s print of the journal cover from the 2006 Night of Champions, at which Triple Crown-winning trotter Glidemaster was named Horse of the Year, is being offered for sale.   The cover has been reworked to reflect Glidemaster’s victory and is autographed by trainer Blair Burgess and drivers Jo...
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Two-time NY Sire Stakes champ just misses a million

on 12/11/2007 12:00 AM
With mid-September victories in the $150,000 New York Sire Stakes final and a $93,000 Bluegrass division, the 3-year-old colt pacer Kenneth J appeared to be well on his way to a $1 million season. However, a roadblock developed when Kenneth J developed a quarter crack, and the end result was the son of Bettor’s Delight falling just $54,000 short of reaching the seven-digit mark.   On Mond...
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Meadowlands adds live card on Tuesday, Dec. 18

on 12/11/2007 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands has announced it has added an additional live race night to its Holiday Harness Meet on Tuesday, Dec. 18, with a post time of 7:30 p.m. The 2007 racing season will continue throughout the week until closing day on Saturday, Dec. 22.
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Cole wins five at Dover, including Chivalrous N

on 12/10/2007 12:00 AM
Mike Cole rung up his fourth of five wins driving Chivalrous N to a 1:53.1 win in a $17,000 featured pace Sunday at Dover Downs, while Tony Morgan drove four winners while haltered three training wins. Harry Von Knoblauch\'s Chivalrous N, trained by Peter Tritton, took the lead for Cole at the start and cut out all the winning fraction in a 1:53.1 triumph. Relentlessfirebolt (Vic...
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LBJ winner wins first since Delaware score

on 12/10/2007 12:00 AM
The 2006 Little Brown Jug winner Mr. Feelgood won his first race since capturing the pacing jewel, reaching the wire first in a division of the William Penn late-closing series Sunday at Harrah\'s Chester Casino & Racetrack.   Mr. Feelgood had been retired following his sophomore season to Brittany Farms but was returned to the races after breeding 31 mares. Trainer Jimmy...
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Bazire-Souloy sweep in Paris

on 12/10/2007 12:00 AM
The 2007 season has been a clear success for the duo of driver Jean-Michele Bazire and trainer Fabrice Souloy, and it continued Sunday afternoon at Hippodrome Paris-Vincennes as they upset the sensational 3-year-old filly Qualita Bourbon, who was looking for her 14th straight win.   Qualita Bourbon, a daughter of Love You out of a mare by Workaholic, was the heavy favorite in th...
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Prix prep in Paris

on 12/10/2007 12:00 AM
The second of four preps for the Prix d\'Amerique took place at Hippodrome Paris-Vincennes Saturday afternoon. And the winner was one that has been expected for a while.   Nouba Saptel has been unfortunate in some previous races--bad trips, bad drives. bad luck-- but now she took a well deserved victory, and in impressive fashion. The Prix du Bourbonnais, with $72,500 ...
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Jamieson, Gingras, Lachance 1-2-3 in Italy tournament

on 12/10/2007 12:00 AM
The first round of the World Trotting Master, a tripartite driving competition being raced in Italy, which matches three-man teams representing Italy, Europe, and North America, was contested on Sunday at Ippodromo Arcoveggio in Bologna, Italy. The North American team, consisting of Yannick Gingras, Michel Lachance, and Jody Jamieson, took a healthy lead after the four heats that comprised ...
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Illinos Democrats propose slots for racetracks

on 12/10/2007 12:00 AM
Illinois House Democrats said Monday they will introduce an expanded gaming bill to help pay for a state capital construction plan that would include putting 3,600 slot machines at five racetracks.   Illinois legislative leaders from both parties have had meetings with Gov. Rod Blagojevich for several weeks in an effort to reach an agreement on how to aide the financially strapped Chicago T...
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Dennis Marchand killed in truck/car accident

on 12/10/2007 12:00 AM
Michigan-based horseman Dennis Marchand was killed Sunday while driving his pickup truck hauling two broodmares when he was struck broadside by a teenage driver. Marchand, 52, was killed instantly in the accident that occurred about 2:20 p.m. near Swartz Creek. The horses escaped serious injury except for one suffering a broken jaw. The Canadian-born Marchand drove 1,039 winners over his career w...
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Breeders Crown winner Liberty Balance dies

on 12/10/2007 12:00 AM
Liberty Balance, who won the 2001 Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Colt Trot and was named Canada’s Horse of the Year that season, died Sunday at the University of Guelph after reportedly being found in a field suffering from suspected neurological damage and hypothermia. After appearing to be recovering, colic set in and he was euthanized at the University.   The 9-year-old gelding won 20 of hi...
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Stylish Solution wins mares open in 1:51.2

on 12/08/2007 12:00 AM
Stylish Solution made it eight straight wins in the $46,500 featured mares open on Friday night at the Meadowlands. She popped off the cover of the leader, Miss Galvinator, in the stretch and rolled to a 1 1/4-length win in 1:51.2.  Free finished third after a first-over bid for the lead.  Stylish Solution, driven by Brian Sears, paid $6.20 to win.   A recent addition...
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Mare has them Hypnotized in Pompano feature

on 12/08/2007 12:00 AM
Hypnotize had the lead when it mattered most in the featured $14,000 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap Pace at Pompano Park on Friday, powering her way to the front in the final yards to score by a neck in 1:53.   Driven from post two by Kevin Wallis, Hypnotize settled comfortably along the pylons in third place through the early stages of the Friday feature as wagering favorite Catalina Mo...
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Longshots prevail in features at Yonkers

on 12/08/2007 12:00 AM
Lislea Bell (Pat Berry), went down the road from her inside post at nearly 37-1, and Stan (Jordan Stratton), put up at exactly 42-1, stuffed a lot more than  stockings with less than three weeks of shopping before Christmas.   In the Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace, Lislea Bella led through moderate early fractions of :28 and :57. Village Beauty A (Larry Stalbaum), another memb...
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Wynnfield Flash wins Oil Burner split

on 12/08/2007 12:00 AM
Wynnfield Flash worked hard to seize the lead in mid-stretch and fought gamely to a 1:51.1 win in the second of two $23,000 Oil Burner Series divisions for 3-year-old colt pacers on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   Driver Tim Tetrick sat Wynnfield Flash off dueling leaders Noble’s Grand Slam and Cam Van Busse,l who took the field to the half in :54.2.  Tetrick swung his char...
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Hatfield is the Billings champ

on 12/08/2007 12:00 AM
Bud Hatfield of Columbus, Ohio picked up his first-ever Billings championship driving his own Like Nothing Else in the featured $25,000 Gold Cup final Saturday night at the Meadowlands.  The duo held off the late charge of Ego Sum and Anthony Verruso by a neck in 2:13.1 for the 1 1/8 mile distance.   Hatfield, a retired automobile dealer, had never won a Gold Cup final before alth...
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A Dover win with spunk

on 12/07/2007 12:00 AM
Spunky Vic came from behind for a 1:55.3 victory in the $13,000 Delaware trot feature on Thursday at Dover Downs while Mike Cole and Corey Callahan had a big night driving four winners each. Tony Morgan left with Spunky Vic to get the lead before the quarter. Sandys Attitude came on to take over and lead until deep stretch when Spunky Vic closed along the passing lane to just get up by a ...
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Race secretaries meet; Charters elected president

on 12/07/2007 12:00 AM
The American Harness Racing Secretaries (AHRS) held their 43rd annual business meeting in conjunction with the annual stakes scheduling sessions and in addition to planning the 2008 calendar, the group also gave its first honorary membership of the AHRS to Carol Cramer, who for many years has compiled the Stakes Guide and the Stakes & Futurities Nomination Book.  ...
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