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Stall applications due at Scioto

on 03/28/2008 2:00 AM
The deadline for stall applications for Scioto Downs’ 50th anniversary season is Tuesday, April 1. The central Ohio track begins its Golden Anniversary season on May 9 and continues through Sept. 13.   The Ohio State Fair events will be raced July 30-Aug. 2 and Ohio Super Night is slated for Sept. 6. Post time is 6:30 p.m.   Scioto Downs is also seeking a licensed veterinarian to s...
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Classic Series entries in the box by Tuesday, April 1

on 03/28/2008 2:00 AM
The first leg of The Classic Series is scheduled for Monday, April 7, at Dover Downs. Please be aware that horses must be declared for that event with the Dover Downs\' racing office at (302) 857-3230 by 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1.   A current Coggins test (within one year) and EHV vaccination report (within six months) are necessary to compete at Dover Downs. Copies may be faxed ...
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10-1 upset in Maple Lane final at The Meadows

on 03/28/2008 2:00 AM
Elegant Jenn launched a powerful first-over move through the slop that carried her to victory in the $28,100 final of the Maple Lane Trot for 3- and 4-year-old filly and mare trotters Thursday at The Meadows.   Sent off at a generous 10-1, Elegant Jenn enjoyed the early moments of the race when she ducked and watched the morning line favorites, Go Get Blanche and Teagan, break stride. Their...
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Trotter scores fifth straight despite making break

on 03/27/2008 2:00 AM
The Argentinean-bred trotter Chucaro Guadal overcame a late break and survived a judges\' inquiry to remain unbeaten in five starts above the equator on Wednesday when taking the $3,400 non-winners trot at Pompano Park in 1:58.2   Starting from post five with conditioner Gro Formia at the lines, Chucaro Guadal was forwardly placed during the early stages of the race, battlin...
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Tug River Princess now nine for nine

on 03/27/2008 2:00 AM
Jim Morand and John Campbell made the winners circle twice during the opening $20,000 round of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) Wednesday at Dover Downs. Morand drove the fastest winners in the filly trot and pace. In the first of two trots, Juanita, bred, driven and co-owned by Morand with Les Givens, continued her near unblemished record scoring a wire-to-wire 2:00.4 victory,...
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Ontario approves funding to support retired Standardbreds

on 03/27/2008 2:00 AM
At its meeting of Feb. 22, the Board of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) approved a deduction of 15 percent of one percent of all Standardbred purses paid, to be allocated for the benefit of retired Standardbred racehorses. An application for funding had been received from the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society (OSAS) earlier in the year. At the time the Board approved the fund...
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Bacon greases the competition at Mighty M

on 03/27/2008 2:00 AM
Wednesday afternoon at Monticello Raceway featured trotting races with four of the nine on the card for the diagonally gaited. Included in the four was the weekly $8,100 Preferred Trot, which for the second time in the last three weeks went to Bacon Hill Scott and driver Jordan Stratton. Bacon Hill Scott arguably went one of his best races ever. With “The Kid” at the controls and having to...
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Illinois champ scores in Delaware feature

on 03/26/2008 2:00 AM
Sportsfancy showed her class scoring a 1:52.1 victory in the $32,000 Mares Open Pace at Dover Downs on Tuesday, with the winners-over paces going to Ball Gown A and Riley Rose. Tim Tetrick had a five-bagger and Tony Morgan won four races. In the feature, last year\'s Illinois stakes standout Sportsfancy recorded her first win of the year, as Morgan guided the 4-year-old daughter...
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The ax falls on foes in Meadows series finale

on 03/26/2008 2:00 AM
Axson Hanover cut wicked fractions and made them stand up, cruising to a comfortable victory in the $26,900 final of the West Chestnut Street Trot for 3- and 4-year-old colts, horses and geldings on Tuesday at The Meadows. Trainer-driver-lessee Harold Brocklehurst sent Axson Hanover through a torrid first three quarters of a mile in 1:26.3. Although the son of Lindy Lane slowed in the final...
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Yonkers weekend features Levy opener and Sagamore Hill final

on 03/26/2008 2:00 AM
Art\'s Image, well-backed and well-deserved in sweeping his Sagamore Hill Pacing Series sojourns, leads Saturday night\'s $67,000 final at Yonkers Raceway. Art\'s Image, three for three in the trials and an odds-on favorite in each of \'em, landed post position seven for the final, with Stephane Bouchard as the steering committee.   Nat Varty trains the 4-year-old Artsplace g...
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New web site design for New York participants

on 03/26/2008 2:00 AM
The Harness Horse Breeders of New York State is pleased to announce the development of its new HHBNYS.COM website.  Features of the new site include race replays of last year’s NYSS Night of Champions, Zweig Memorial Trot, NYSS late-closer finals and NYSS County Fair finals and will be updated, accordingly, with each stakes event this coming season.   The \"Menu\" tabs cons...
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RMTC makes steroid policy recommendations

on 03/26/2008 2:00 AM
Meeting in Austin, Texas, the board of directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC), in consultation with the RMTC Scientific Advisory Committee, unanimously adopted on Tuesday several policy recommendations that it will forward on to regulators, horsemen and veterinarians.   The recommendations are as follows: 1.  When a state racing commission implements the...
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***New***Wire To Wire

on 03/26/2008 2:00 AM
In his latest edition of Wire To Wire, Andrew Cohen says that while attracting GenXers may be daunting, some racetracks are trying, and everyone in racing can do more. \"And I’m not just talking about re-inviting friends to the dining room for dinner,\" Cohen writes. \"I am talking about proselytizing about the sport in both word and in deed.“ He also urges readers to \"take someone half your ...
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World champion Holborn Hanover dies

on 03/26/2008 2:00 AM
Holborn Hanover, whose 1:46.4 win in the U.S. Pacing Championship in 2006 at the Meadowlands stands as the fastest race mile in history, died Tuesday following complications from surgery to repair a fractured cannon bone. Trainer Bruce Saunders told harnessracing.com the injury occurred last week during a training mile as he prepared the 7-year-old son of Cam’s Card Shark for an April 7 start in...
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Trotter wins ninth straight at Pompano

on 03/25/2008 2:00 AM
Rockome Vic moved atop the national standings in seasonal victories when extending his winning streak to nine at Pompano Park on Monday, taking the $9,000 claiming handicap trot at the South Florida oval in 1:58.   Starting from post six with George Napolitano Jr. at the lines, Rockome Vic bided his time in third place through the early stages of the trot as Karpathos (Wally...
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Gerries Madison brings out broom in Silver Reign Series

on 03/25/2008 2:00 AM
Gerries Madison used her patented off-the-pace style in winning Monday\'s $49,000(C) Silver Reign Pacing Series final at Woodbine Racetrack and, in the process, completed the series sweep. It was the fourth consecutive win and the second straight series victory for Gerries Madison who also captured the Miss Vera Bars final on Feb. 14. On Monday night, Rick Zeron got the 3-year-old daughter of A...
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Rusty is for real in Dover feature

on 03/25/2008 2:00 AM
Rusty\'s For Real, one of four successes by Tim Tetrick, won the week\'s top event, the $37,500 Delaware Special at Dover Downs on Monday, while Eoos and Print It were each driven to victory by Brian Sears. In the feature, Rusty\'s For Real rushed three wide heading to the last turn as Art Director, with Sears, and Fountain Of Youth and Ross Wolfenden battled along the back...
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Scoozi game while taking Meadows series final

on 03/25/2008 2:00 AM
Scoozi withstood relentless pressure to keep his head in front and take the $35,300 final of the Murtland Avenue Pace for 3- and 4-year-old colts, horses and geldings on Monday at The Meadows. Dave Palone sent the son of The Panderosa to the lead, where he had to fend off the first-over move of PW Roman Lover, then survive the “Lightning Lane” charge of the 3-10 favorite, Jacked Up...
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Fillies in spotlight Friday at Yonkers in Petticoat final

on 03/25/2008 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway begins its richest weekend of the season to date with Friday night\'s $65,000 final of the Petticoat Pacing Series for 3- and 4-year-old fillies amd mares. The best audition in three weeks worth of song and dance was turned in by Premier Elecktrah. She drew post position four, with leading driver Jason Bartlett again as her escort. The 4-year-old daughter of Million Dollar C...
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Yet another winning qualifier for Vivid Photo

on 03/25/2008 2:00 AM
Vivid Photo, one of the top older trotters in North America and past Hambletonian winner, went behind the gate for his third qualifying race of the year Tuesday morning at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and tuned up for the Classic Series with a 1:55.4 score.   The 6-year-old trotter didn’t disappoint trainer-driver Roger Hammer, winning in wire-to-wire style from the six...
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