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JD\'s Dragon named Batavia\'s Horse of the Year

on 12/05/2007 12:00 AM
Batavia Downs\' vice president of racing and gaming Michael D. Kane announced Wednesday that by unanimous vote, J D’s Dragon has been selected as Horse of the Year at the recently concluded 2007 harness meet at Batavia Downs Gaming.   In 18 Batavia starts, JD’s Dragon won 10, with four seconds and one third, earning $41,676. The 6 year-old son of Dragon\'s Lair is now owned by...
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Top Garden State Sire Stakes horses are named

on 12/05/2007 12:00 AM
Deweycheatumnhowe, the undefeated 2-year-old trotting colt who dominated his opposition in New Jersey and nationally, has been selected New Jersey Sire Stakes Horse of the Year for 2007.   The award, which is voted annually by the Sire Stakes Board of Trustees, is based only on performances in races for New Jersey-sired horses, including New Jersey Sire Stakes events and other major stakes ...
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Watta Hotshot wins 1st of year, Arts Mattjesty surprises

on 12/04/2007 12:00 AM
Watta Hotshot found the winner\'s circle for the first time in 2007 while longshot Arts Mattjesty pulled a surprise to win their respective $35,287 Matron 3-Year-Old Colt Pace eliminations Monday at Dover Downs.   Before his Matron elim, Watta Hotshot, second in the Breeders Crown last week, was the richest horse that was winless in 2007. Only 1:51.3 later, the Artiscape gelding...
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Master Pine trots to lifetime best at Chester

on 12/04/2007 12:00 AM
Master Pine ($2.80), driven by Tim Tetrick, found the lead early and never looked back, holding off all competitors in the Liberty Bell late-closing series for trotters Monday afternoon at Harrah\'s Chester Casino and Racetrack. Leaving aggressively for early contention, as did nearly the entire field, Master Pine settled in just behind eventual pacesetters Braggin\' Rights (Eric Goodell) and G...
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Gale warning post in Pompano winner\'s circle

on 12/04/2007 12:00 AM
After having a four-race winning streak snapped last week when beaten a half-length by top local trotter Tweedle Dum, Gale Warning returned to his winning ways on Monday when scoring impressively in the featured $14,000 Open Handicap Trot at Pompano Park, covering the mile in 1:55.3.   Driven from post six by Wally Hennessey, Gale Warning settled in sixth through the early stages...
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Down Under trip possible for Total Truth

on 12/04/2007 12:00 AM
Trainer George Teague Jr. confirmed to harnessracing.com Tuesday morning that he is considering accepting an invitation to bring Total Truth to Australia to compete in the Inter Dominion Series that begins next February and runs through the final on March 1.   “I was approached by a representative Breeders Crown night (Nov. 24 at the Meadowlands) and we talked about it,” Teague said. ...
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Trotting colt Laddie going to Sweden

on 12/04/2007 12:00 AM
Laddie, the third-place finisher in the 2007 Hambletonian, was recently examined in Canada by Swedish trainer Olle Goop and approved for purchase by Knutsson Trotting AB of Sweden.   Laddie, a son of Angus Hall and the Valley Victory mare Victory Dreamer, has a record of 1:53.3 and earnings of $982,607. He was trained by Paula Wellwood and won the William Wellwood Memo...
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Entries still being taken for Meadowlands mixed sale

on 12/04/2007 12:00 AM
Entries are being taken through Friday, Dec. 7, for the Jan. 21 Meadowlands Select Mixed Sale. On Monday the Garden State Sales Company announced that its Jan. 14 Harrisburg Super Sale was cancelled, so the Meadowlands Select Mixed Sale is now the only mixed auction scheduled for January.   To enter a horse in the Meadowlands Select Mixed Sale, contact Geoffrey Stein or David Reid at 9...
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Tetrick\'s year makes New York Times

on 12/04/2007 12:00 AM
Tim Tetrick’s record-breaking year in the sulky--most wins, most earnings and most drives, just to mention three--has already garnered him national attention that included ESPN, Sports Illustrated and USA Today, and in Tuesday’s New York Times writer Bill Finley profiles the 26 year old’s amazing season. The story and accompanying photo can be found on page three of the sports sect...
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Georgian Downs cancels Tuesday

on 12/04/2007 12:00 AM
Because of snow and ice that have blanketed the region the past three days, Georgian Downs has announced it has canceled its Tuesday night program because of poor track conditions. The track will also remain closed for training Wednesday. The next live program is scheduled for Saturday night.
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Woodbine\'s Autumn Series 2FP rescheduled for Friday

on 12/04/2007 12:00 AM
Woodbine’s $39,600(C) Ontario-Sired Autumn Series for 2-year-old filly pacers was not contested Monday night after the card was canceled due to poor track conditions, but the race has been rescheduled for Friday night. The post positions will remain the same:   PP Horse (driver) odds1 Pondo Star (Luc Ouellette) 7-22 Gerries Madison (Paul MacDonell) 6-5 3 Casimir Hugs (Jody...
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Badlands Jaden fastest in DSBF splits

on 12/03/2007 12:00 AM
Despite a steady light rain and a track labeled as \"sloppy,\" fast competitive racing highlighted four $110,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund finals for 2 year olds on Sunday at Dover Downs, with Westgate Mike and Juanita, winning the trot finals. Dover Dolly withstood a judges\' inquiry and Badlands Jaden were the winners of the lucrative pacing finals. Ross Wolfenden rolled Westga...
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Three Of Spades rallies with late all-in move

on 12/03/2007 12:00 AM
Eight lengths separated Three Of Spades ($3.80) from leader Dark Sign through the far turn, but a :27.3 final quarter was enough for Three Of Spades to prevail in his second consecutive Commodore Barry late-closer division Sunday afternoon at Harrah’s Chester.   The 4-year-old Cam’s Card Shark entire settled in well off the lead early on, as Tevenay Hall (Anthony Colletta) immediat...
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Batavia\'s \'win machine\' notches 18th of the year

on 12/03/2007 12:00 AM
For the third time in his last five starts, William Varney’s Pembroke Cushy took home the top prize in the $9,000 Open Pace on Saturday night at Batavia Downs Gaming. The closing night feature was named in honor of Taco Bell restaurants, the sponsor of the 2007 Caring for Kids Toy drive promotion. Once again this year over 300 toys were donated for sick and needy kids in Western New Yo...
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Campbell honored by home town

on 12/03/2007 12:00 AM
Should you take a 25 minute drive northwest of London, Ontario, across highway 7, you’ll notice something different as you approach the village of Ailsa Craig as on all three major roads leading into the municipality from the east, west or south, you’ll be greeted by a huge sign bearing the picture of the harness sport’s only driver to surpass $250 million in career purse earnings, John Camp...
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Scarborough cancels Monday due to winter storm

on 12/03/2007 12:00 AM
Scarborough Downs’ Monday live harness card became the latest victim of the nation’s first major winter storm as the slow moving low pressure system transformed the seaside oval into a scene straight out of Currier and Ives, necessitating the cancellation of the afternoon program. “The forecast currently calls for upwards to 18 inches of drifting snow accompanied by low temperatures a...
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Tetrick sets busiest-driver record as he surpasses Filion

on 12/03/2007 12:00 AM
With wins in the first two races at Harrah\'s Chester Monday afternoon, Tim Tetrick increased his record-setting victory total in 2007 to 1,102, and he also became the all-time leader in single-season drives as he broke Herve Filion\'s previous mark of 4,356 drives in 1988.   Tetrick, who turned 26 on Thanksgiving day, has shattered several driving records this year. With purse earnings app...
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Awards at Saratoga Harness

on 12/03/2007 12:00 AM
Top human and equine stars were honored Sunday night as the Saratoga Harness Horseperson’s Association, in conjunction with the Saratoga chapter of the US Harness Writers Association, held its annual awards dinner at the Holiday Inn on Broadway in Saratoga Springs.   Gimmebackmybullets won 2007 pacer of the year honors by virtue of a 15 for 32 win record. The son of Bettor’s Delight, ca...
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Always A Virgin to race in 2008

on 12/03/2007 12:00 AM
The owners of Always A Virgin have announced that he will race again in 2008 and Bob Boni of Northwood Bloodstock, one of the owners of Always A Virgin, is optimistic that the colt will come back even stronger.   \"We are all very excited about racing again next year and adding to his resume,\" said Boni. \"This past year was a mixture of brilliant performances and some ...
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Varenne frozen semen available

on 12/03/2007 12:00 AM
Preferred Equine Marketing, in conjunction with Southwind Farms, has announced it will be the exclusive agent for the frozen semen of world champion Varenne in 2008.   Varenne 1:51.1-1:51.3f, who turned in one of the most memorable Breeders Crown victories in recent memory, retired as the richest Standardbred of all time with $5.6 million, surpassing the great Moni Maker. As a si...
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