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Morgan wins Harrah\'s Chester Driving Challenge

on 11/19/2007 12:00 AM
Tony Morgan won two races and was second in two others as he topped seven other drivers to capture the inaugural Harrah’s Chester Drivers Challenge on Sunday afternoon. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association, the Challenge spanned eight events and offered total prize money of $60,000, with Morgan earning the top prize of $15,000.   Morgan’s perform...
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Dina\'s Gamble fastest in DSBF prelims

on 11/19/2007 12:00 AM
Delaware Standardbred Breeder Fund (DSBF) attention moved to the colt and gelding division with six $20,000 1st-leg preliminaries for 2 year olds highlighting the Sunday program at Dover Downs. Dina\'s Gamble scored the fastest victory on a chilly night as Corey Callahan moved the Tune Town gelding into the lead heading to the three quarters and then pulled off for a 1:53.3 triumph f...
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Caviart Farms opens Kentucky nursery

on 11/19/2007 12:00 AM
Caviart Farms’ new 230-acre breeding and boarding facility, located in Kentucky\'s Bluegrass farm country is open and welcoming outside mares, according to owners Buck and Judy Chaffee.   Located on Winchester Road between Lexington and Paris, Ky., the property was purchased in June. Since then professionals in farm design and construction have been busy transforming t...
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Thisbigdogwilfight, Sportsfancy win Maywood features

on 11/17/2007 12:00 AM
Thisbigdogwilfight completed a sweep of the Maywood Pacing Series with a triumph in Friday night’s $40,000 Associates Stake. Given a pocket trip by driver Dave Magee the 4-year-old gelding nailed the pacesetter Booze Cruzin in deep stretch, posting a neck victory in 1:55 flat.   Sent off as the 7-10 favorites with his entry mate Third Day, Thisbigdogwilfight ($3.40) couldn’t take advant...
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Hall wins $11,000 in Pocono/Meadows drivers challenge

on 11/17/2007 12:00 AM
Tony Hall held off Eric Goodell and Tim Tetrick to win the inaugural East Meets West Battle of Pennsylvania drivers challenge at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Friday. The challenge featured drivers from Pocono and fellow Pennsylvania track The Meadows. Hall won the first race of the eight-race challenge aboard Dangerous Truth to take the early point lead, and held that lead all the way.&nb...
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Tintabella N edges Velvet Eileen in Pompano open

on 11/17/2007 12:00 AM
Tintabella N unleashed a powerful late charge to thrust her nose in front in the shadow of the wire and steal a victory away from Velvet Eileen in Friday’s featured $14,000 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap Pace at Pompano Park.   Driven from post six by Daryl Bier, Tintabella N settled in seventh place through the early stages of the Friday feature as first Hypnotize (Kevin Wall...
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DSBF first rounders highlight Dover card

on 11/17/2007 12:00 AM
Six $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeder Fund (DSBF) first-leg preliminaries for 2 year olds highlighted the Saturday card at Dover Downs, with a sureshot and a longshot marking the two $20,000 trotting prelims and a 19-1 shot pulling a surprise in the pacing sections. In the first trot, as expected, Juanita, a daughter of CR Commando, scored her sixth victory in seven st...
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Little Pedro comes up big at Balmoral

on 11/17/2007 12:00 AM
State-bred freshman pacing colts were back in action on Saturday night at Balmoral Park as a field of six was sent postward in a $25,000 Illinois Standardbred Owners & Breeders Association Stake, and leaving no doubt as to who was the best on this night was Owen Brennan, William DeCicco and Bruce Pacitti’s Little Pedro, who stormed right to the front and proceeded to make every call a w...
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2-year-old Breeders Crown final draws

on 11/17/2007 12:00 AM
The four Breeders Crown finals for the 2 year olds have already been drawn, with the elimination winners choosing their posts. Here is the draw for the four Crown finals for the freshman pacers and trotters:      $650,000 Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Filly Pace
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Crown showdowns on tap for 3 year olds

on 11/17/2007 12:00 AM
Always A Virgin and Tell All continued their battle for divisional honors as each won his elimination for the $550,000 Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Colt Pace Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   With Brian Sears at the lines, Always A Virgin hustled to the lead down the backstretch and held off Southwind Lynx by a half-length to take the first of the two elims in 1:51.1.  Ohio invader...
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Sparkler shines in Dover feature

on 11/16/2007 12:00 AM
Sparkler, after finishing second by a head in his last two starts, made the winner\'s circle in the first of two $25,000 claiming paces on Thursday at Dover Downs, while Iwannabesedated won the other co-feature. Tony Morgan had a five-win day. Morgan drove Sparkler into the lead in mid stretch and then sped away for a 1:54 victory in the first $25,000 claiming pace. Bobby Glassmeyer&...
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91-year-old owner says \'no deal\' for freshman trotter

on 11/16/2007 12:00 AM
The calls come at all hours of the day, often at night, with the question always the same: \"Would you like to sell Lear Jetta?\" and the answer always the same: \"No.\"   It doesn\'t matter if the sellers persist, Jim McAuliffe still says no. He simply doesn\'t want to part with his prize 2-year-old trotting colt.   \"I don\'t need the money,\" he says bluntly. \...
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Molski hoping for a sweet latte in Crown elims

on 11/16/2007 12:00 AM
Clara Molski is waiting nervously--waiting like an anxious parent whose child is ready to step onto the stage in their first school play--however, it won’t be a child--but a horse--that will have all of her attention Friday night as the enthusiastic owner-operator of Dreamland Farms of Cream Ridge, N.J. will travel to the Meadowlands to watch her homebred filly, Dreamlands Latte, ...
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Five named HTA scholarship winners

on 11/16/2007 12:00 AM
Five outstanding young students from harness racing backgrounds have been named winners of $5,000 college grants by Harness Tracks of America’s College Scholarship Committee. The winners are:   Brittany A. Burns, 20, of Vernon Center, N.Y., a junior at Cazenovia College in Cazenovia, N.Y., majoring in equine business management. Ms. Burns, raised on a dairy farm, has been a groom in the ...
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Tell All to stand at Kentuckiana in NJ

on 11/16/2007 12:00 AM
This year\'s top pacing colt Tell All, the winner of the North America Cup and Little Brown Jug and a contender for the upcoming Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Colt Pace, will be retired to stud duty at Kentuckiana Farms in New Jersey. He is scheduled to compete in a Breeders Crown elimination at the Meadowlands Saturday night.   Tell All, this year’s top candidate for Pacer of ...
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Deweycheatumnhowe coasts to ninth straight win

on 11/16/2007 12:00 AM
The fields for three Breeders Crown Championships for 2 year olds were decided through elimination races held on Friday night at the Meadowlands with the finalists advancing to the $4.7 million Breeders Crown Championships for freshman and sophomore trotters and pacers next Saturday, Nov. 24.  Deweycheatumnhowe remains the one to beat in next week’s $650,000 Two-Year-Old Colt Trot...
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Justice Hall takes Yonkers feature

on 11/16/2007 12:00 AM
An intriguing $30,000 Open Handicap Trot Friday night at Yonkers Raceway found a pair of  interlopers leaving from the two outside venues. Railroad Ron (Stephane Bouchard, post seven) and Justice Hall (Jim Meittinis, post eight) may have been just six-for-46 between thiem season, but each was  paying his way. At the outset, it was last week\'s winner--and this week\'s 8-5 choice--...
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Seminoles to get expanded gaming in Florida

on 11/15/2007 12:00 AM
The state of Florida announced Tuesday that it had cut a deal with the Seminole Tribe that will permit the tribe to offer blackjack and baccarat games in exchange for at least $100 million a year. The 25-year agreement came after the federal government threatened intervention if a deal wasn\'t reached by Nov. 15.   The South Floirda Sun-Sentinel reported that some analysts believe the compa...
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Ranger gets 7,000th career win

on 11/15/2007 12:00 AM
Bruce Ranger became the 21st driver in harness racing history to reach the 7,000-win plateau on Wednesday when guiding Doppler Effect through the wire first in the 10th race at Pompano Park.   Starting from post five, Doppler Effect led every step of the way en route to a 3 3/4-length triumph, covering the mile in 1:58.3 to give Ranger his milestone victory.   “I’ve been very fo...
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