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Tweedle Dum wins sixth straight at Pompano

on 11/27/2007 12:00 AM
Tweedle Dum proved once again that he is the undisputed top trotter in Florida on Monday, extending his winning streak to six while capturing the featured $14,000 Open Handicap Trot at Pompano Park in 1:54.3.   Driven from post six by regular pilot Walter Ross Jr., Tweedle Dum outfought an aggressively handled Railee Possible (Bruce Ranger) to take his customary positio...
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Monticello changes December schedule

on 11/27/2007 12:00 AM
During the month of December there will be a change in the live racing schedule at Monticello Raceway.   Racing will continue with the same Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday schedule through Thursday, Dec. 13. Beginning Monday, Dec. 17, however, eight consecutive racing programs are scheduled through Christmas Eve Day, Monday, Dec. 24.   The Raceway will be dark on Christmas Day, ...
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Donato Hanover heading home Dec. 5

on 11/27/2007 12:00 AM
Donato Hanover will head home for the holidays, home to his birthplace at Hanover Shoe Farms, on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at noon.    Media are invited to attend the event at the farm on Route 194 South, outside Hanover, Pa.   The 19-race winner, who dominated the trotting ranks this year and is the probable Horse if the Year in harness racing, was born at Hanover Shoe Farms on May 3...
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Matron Stakes not in plans for top three

on 11/27/2007 12:00 AM
Tell All, Southwind Lynx and Always A Virgin – the top three money-earners among 3-year-old pacers this year – probably raced for the final time in the Breeders Crown on November 24 at the Meadowlands. All three are eligible to the Matron Stakes at Dover Downs in Delaware, but as of Monday none of them appeared ready to enter.   Trainer Joe Holloway said Always A Virgin was finished for...
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Driver scores 1,078th win at Dover Downs

on 11/27/2007 12:00 AM
  Tim Tetrick has become harness racing’s all-time single-season dash winning champion with 1,078 victories. Tetrick set the record Tuesday evening in the 11th race Filly and Mare Pace at Dover Downs with Stonebridge Kisses in 1:51.4. To see Tetrick\'s record-setting 1,078th victory, click here.   “Somebody pinch me, it’s just amazing; it’s great,” Tetrick said in the w...
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2007 Prix d\'Amerique champ back winning

on 11/26/2007 12:00 AM
The 2007 Prix d\'Amerique winner Offshore Dream showed that his form was just where it should be when he won the Prix Marcel Laurent at Hippodrome Paris-Vincennes on Monday evening.   This was the fourth start of the fall season for the Pierre Levesque trained and driven 6 year old, who will be trying to win a second Prix d’Amerique in January 2008. Levesque gave Offshore Dream an offens...
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1,000 wins for Jason Dillander

on 11/24/2007 12:00 AM
Jason Dillander posted his 1,000th career driving win on Friday night at Maywood Park when he brought home Buster B Skipalong in the ninth race with a 1:54.1 clocking.   The 31-year-old native of Louisville, Ky., came into the program with 998 wins. Two races earlier he drove Rustling Jeff to a 1:54.1 victory.   Sent off as the 3-1 second choice, Buster B Skipalong rallied from ...
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Proximity Award to Ebby Gerry

on 11/24/2007 12:00 AM
Elbridge T. \"Ebby\" Gerry Jr., a director of the Hambletonian Society and president of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, has been voted the Proximity Award by the membership of the U.S. Harness Writers Association. Gerry is already a member of the Living Hall of Fame, having been voted into that pantheon in 1994. He has earned this year’s Proximity Award, for outstanding ...
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Stylish Artist wins 2YO Filly Pace

on 11/24/2007 12:00 AM
Stylish Artist, a 9-2 shot, kicked off Breeders Crown championship night at the Meadowlands by taking the 2-Year-Old Filly Pace in 1:53 for trainer Mark Steacy and driver George Brennan.   Stylish Artist had won her Crown elim the previous week and started from post one. Brennan held that position through the first turn, then yielded to Chancey Lady, also an elim winner, just past the first...
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Campbell hits $250 mil with Snow White

on 11/24/2007 12:00 AM
John Campbell hit the $250 million in earnings mark with his victory aboard Snow White in the Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Filly Trot. When asked what the milestone meant to him, Campbell quipped, \"It just means I\'m getting older and have been around a long time.\"   Campbell missed last year\'s Breeders Crown championship night because he had fractured his leg in an accident in a Crown elim...
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Snow White romps in stakes record 1:55.1

on 11/24/2007 12:00 AM
Snow White romped to a stakes record 1:55.1 victory in the $650,000 Breeders Crown 2-year-old filly trot, which put her over the $1-million mark for the year and elevated her driver, John Campbell, over the $250 million mark in the career earnings.   Leaving from post five Campbell eased Snow White into the lead around the first turn, taking control of the field at the :28 opening quarter. ...
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Dewey undefeated in 10 starts

on 11/24/2007 12:00 AM
Deweycheatumnhowe, the 3-5 betting choice, turned the Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Colt Trot into a walk in the park as he won by open lengths in 1:57.2 for trainer-driver Ray Schnittker. Second choice Lear Jetta enjoyed a pocket trip but was edged by 29-1 shot Celebrity Secret on the wire.   Tim Tetrick, driving Lear Jetta, made \"Dewey\" work to take the lead, keeping him parked un...
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Santanna Blue Chip noses out Sand Shooter in 1:51.3

on 11/24/2007 12:00 AM
Santanna Blue Chip got up in the final stride and nosed out Sand Shooter in a photo finish to the $650,000 Breeders Crown 2-year-old colt pace in 1:51.3. Robert’s Rage finished third.   From post eight Jody Jamieson and Santanna Blue Chip followed stablemate Robert’s Rage and Mark MacDonald at the start as Robert’s Rage went for the lead in the first turn. But Santanna Blue Chip gaine...
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Serena upsets Pampered Princess

on 11/24/2007 12:00 AM
Southwind Serena, a 50-1 shot, sat on the back of Pampered Princess and then sprinted by that foe to win the $500,000 Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Filly Trot in 1:55.2. Yannick Gingras picked up his first Breeders Crown victory with the win behind Southwind Serena.   John Campbell sent Pampered Princess away from the gate strongly from post six, but Gingras left hard as well with Southwind Ser...
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Artcotic holds on for 1:51.2 win in 3-year-old filly pace

on 11/24/2007 12:00 AM
Artcotic held off a late bid by Real Velocity for a one-half length victory in 1:51.2 in capturing the $500,000 Breeders Crown final for 3-year-old pacing fillies. Finishing third was Elusive Prey.   Artcotic and Brian Sears got away fourth while Hana Hanover took the field past the opening quarter in :27 followed by Southwind Tempo and Art’s Fantasy. Midway down the backstretch Artcotic ...
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Artist\'s View upsets in 3YO Colt Pace

on 11/24/2007 12:00 AM
A brutal speed duel between rivals Tell All and Always A Virgin set the stage for an upset victory by Artist\'s View in the $555,000 Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Colt Pace. Artist\'s View, a 42-1 longshot, turned in a stretch rally that put him on the wire first in 1:50.4.   The race began in typical Meadowlands fashion with Always A Virgin, who started from post three, firing to the fron...
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Arch Madness beats Flirtin Man, Donato third

on 11/24/2007 12:00 AM
Arch Madness got the better of Donato Hanover, again, in the $610,000 Breeders Crown final for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters, but it was Flirtin Man he had to hold off to take the victory in a stakes record 1:52.4. Donato Hanover, who led from after the opening quarter, finished third.   Donato Hanover and Ron Pierce left quickly from the outside post nine position ( the rail horse, ...
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RMTC honored with Van Lennep award

on 11/23/2007 12:00 AM
Since 1987, the Breeders Crown committee of the Hambletonian Society has selected individuals and organizations to honor with the Frederick L. Van Lennep Memorial Achievement Award, and this year\'s honoree is the Racing Medication & Testing Consortium RMTC).   The late Van Lennep was a visionary figure in the industry, as well as a vital advocate in the advancement and promotion of har...
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Big win for Crouch at Churchill Downs

on 11/23/2007 12:00 AM
Tom Crouch, who bred the top 3-year-old pacing colt Tell All, enjoyed a big win at Churchill Downs on Thanksgiving Day when his 4-year-old mare Kettleoneup won the $324,300 Falls City Handicap (Grade II).   Kettleoneup, who was ridden by Calvin Borel, who won this year\'s Kentucky Derby with Street Sense, pulled off a mild upset, defeating a field that included the highly-regarded Pant...
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Crown starters out-of-competition tests all negative

on 11/23/2007 12:00 AM
The New Jersey Racing Commission has informed the Meadowlands and the Hambletonian Society that all blood tests of horses entered in the eight Breeders Crown races Saturday were negative.   Compliance with the NJRC and the Hambletonian Society’s out-of-competition testing rules were a condition of entry in the Breeders Crown races. All blood samples that were drawn were quickly processed...
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