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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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Van Ness Hanover fastest in three series splits

on 12/07/2007 12:00 AM
Three $23,000 divisions of the opening round of the Snow Angel Series for 3-year-old filly pacers were contested Thursday night at the Meadowlands, with Van Ness Hanover coming up with speed badge honors among the trio of events. Before Dawn and Sail Away were victorious in the other two Snow Angel splits. The first division went to Before Dawn, who scored in 1:53.1 for driver Ron Pierce and owne...
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TV Mom cooks up a Cal Expo jog-burger

on 12/07/2007 12:00 AM
Rain all day and night in Sacramento didn\'t stop TV Mom and Ed Hensley from performing superbly Thursday night at Cal Expo, with the trotter winning for the 14th time on the year in the $6,000 race.   In advance of starting from post-position one in the field of seven over a sloppy track, driver Lemoyne Svendsen wasn\'t sure how to approach the race.   \"I had no though...
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Trotter puts them all on hold at Dover

on 12/06/2007 12:00 AM
Put Them On Hold could not be denied in a 1:56.1 victory in $23,000 Jr. Open Trot on Wednesday at Dover Downs over a racetrack labeled as \"good\" as snow grew in intensity as the night wore on.   After spending most of last week\'s Jr. Open parked outside racing for the front, this time owner-trainer-driver Toby Lynch left quickest of all in a field reduced to eight when Rose R...
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A thrill a minute and 53 at Harrah\'s Chester

on 12/06/2007 12:00 AM
Tracking pacesetter Day After Day the entire mile, Missthrill ($46.60) again proved her affinity for an off track, scoring in her division of the Delaware County late-closer for pacing mares at Harrah\'s Chester on a snowy Wednesday afternoon. The 8-year-old JB Stena mare left alertly before yielding the lead to Day After Day (Cat Manzi) on the first turn. She would follow the pacesetter throug...
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The Meadows adds Dec. 28 race card

on 12/06/2007 12:00 AM
The Meadows has announced it will add a live racing program on Friday, December 28, with a post time of 12:15 p.m.
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Flirtin Man heading to Sweden

on 12/06/2007 12:00 AM
According to reports from Sweden, the 3-year-old trotter Flirtin Man is being purchased by Bengt-Åke Nyberg of Brettefors Stud, home of Spotlite Lobell and Rotation. Mats \"Borga\" Andersson, who has horses in both the US (with Jonas Czernyson) and Sweden, is also among the buyers.   Flirtin Man took a mark of 1:52.2 and has earnings of $592,748 dollar. He\'s a s...
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Change in post time Sunday at Woodbine

on 12/06/2007 12:00 AM
Post time for Woodbine\'s Sunday night harness racing card has been moved back to 8 pm, 30 minutes later than usual, and will feature just nine races. The reason is because the final card of the 2007 Woodbine Thoroughbred season was drawn today with a season-high 13 races and a whopping 177 horses.   As a result of the extended live Thoroughbred card, which kicks off one-ha...
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Tetrick adds four, now up to 1,113 wins

on 12/05/2007 12:00 AM
Pacific Filly, overlooked at 6-1, could not be caught in the $26,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace on another windy and chilly card Tuesday at Dover Downs, with Tony Morgan having a four-bagger and Tim Tetrick also winning four races to bring his record total of wins currently to 1,113. Eddie Davis Jr. left alertly with Pacific Filly and led at every station e...
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