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Doherty looking for luck of the Irish in St. Paddy Pace

on 03/04/2008 12:00 AM
Hall of Fame horseman Jim Doherty will be among the drivers competing when Monticello Raceway presents it eighth edition of the St. Paddy Pace on Monday, March 17. The race, relegated to drivers of Irish descent, will be presented on the day America pays tribute to the patron Saint of the Irish. \"How grand it is to have Hall of Famer Jim Doherty competing again in our St. Paddy Pace th...
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Harrah\'s Chester early-closers attract 445 nominees

on 03/04/2008 12:00 AM
Four-hundred-forty-five horses have been nominated to Harrah’s Chester Casino & Racetrack’s six early-closing events. Harrah’s Chester will kick off its 2008 season on Sunday, April 20, the first day of a 140-day meet that will continue through Wednesday, Dec. 16. “We’re excited about both the quality and quantity of those nominated,” said Rick Kane, Harrah’s Chester racing secr...
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Diamonds Revenge shines in Dover feature

on 03/03/2008 12:00 AM
Diamonds Revenge won the $22,800 winners-over pace while Gottaservesomebody was strongest in the stretch in the $19,500 pace for young horses on Sunday at Dover Downs. Tony Morgan, with six wins, and Jim Morand, four, combined to dominate the 15-race program. Foulk Stables\' Diamonds Revenge grounded out a 1:53.1 victory in the feature, collaring front-pacing Hicktown and Brandon Givens i...
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Nine ready for battle in Mack Lobell final

on 03/03/2008 12:00 AM
Nine top trotters will wage war at Pompano Park on Monday in the seventh annual $54,800 Mack Lobell Trotting Series final, with Yvette Prudenzano and Basil Kellis’ Indian Hill Rocket looking to complete a series sweep.   Trained by Linda Wallis, Indian Hill Rocket has been at his very best in 2008, prevailing in five of seven starts, including a victory in a $17,500 opening leg division ...
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Star-studded list nominated to Classic Series

on 03/03/2008 12:00 AM
The nominations are in for The Classic Series (TCS) and the response to the 2008 edition shows an increase of nearly 25 percent over last year’s numbers. A total of 105 horses have been paid in to the Series. Among the nominees are all four TCS final winners from 2007.   Broken down by division, the Pacing Classic will feature the ageless Boulder Creek, winner of the PC final an amazing t...
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Manhardt continues on torrid streak

on 03/02/2008 12:00 AM
Manhardt coasted to his fourth straight victory in the featured fifth race, a $42,000 winners-over pace, on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Driven by George Brennan and trained by Jim Eaton, Manhardt benefited from a second-over trip behind South Park Hanover and tipped off live cover to win by 3 1/4 lengths in 1:49.2. South Park Hanover battled gamely first-over and held on for second...
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Feeling good in the Isle of Capri neighborhood

on 03/02/2008 12:00 AM
Mr. Feelgood used the biggest stage in Florida harness racing to establish himself as the top older pacer in North America on Saturday, prevailing in the $267,000 Isle of Capri Pacing Series final at Pompano Park in a track record-equaling time of 1:49.4   Driven from post four by Andy Miller, Mr. Feelgood was away from the gate alertly, settling comfortably in the pocket as Spe...
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Keystone Matt wins Cam Fella opener

on 03/02/2008 12:00 AM
Keystone Matt and driver Mario Baillargeon delivered as expected in Saturday night\'s lone $35,000 (C) division in the first round of the Cam Fella Pacing Series, open to 3 and four year olds, at Woodbine Racetrack. Racing as part of a Ben Wallace-trained entry that was sent off as the prohibitive 3-5 top choice, the four-year-old son of Western Hanove-Giant Mattilda was eased away from the gate f...
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Filly sells for $90,000 at South Florida sale

on 03/02/2008 12:00 AM
The South Florida Sunshine Sale of 2-year-olds in training was held Sunday at the South Florida Trotting Center near West Palm Beach, and a filly by Bettor\'s Delight brought the top price, fetching a bid of $90,000 from trainer Ross Croghan.   The filly, named Mintjulep Bluechip, was sold in last fall\'s Lexington Selected Sale and brought a bid of $65,000. Mintjulep Bluechip is the first ...
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Mare finds room up inside to take series final

on 03/01/2008 12:00 AM
Street Dancer, with Andy Miller at the lines, pounced off a ground-saving journey to win the $88,700 Cape & Cutter final for open pacing mares on Friday night at the Meadowlands.  Street Dancer drafted behind My Little Dragon who engaged in a blistering duel with Stylish Solution that took the field to the half in :53.3. The race appeared to be wide open as the leaders folded on the...
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Tug River Princess shows some TLC at Big M

on 03/01/2008 12:00 AM
Tug River Princess, with John Campbell in the sulky, kept her perfect record in tact as she won the $62,200 Tender Loving Care final Friday night at the Meadowlands.   Campbell sent the 1-5 favorite right to the front but was forced to yield to 12-1 shot Erma La Em, who rocketed by midway down the backstretch. Campbell tipped Tug River Princess out of the pocket at the head of the...
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My Perfect Rhyme gets up in time

on 03/01/2008 12:00 AM
Winless in four appearances at Pompano Park this year, My Perfect Rhyme chose the opportune time to end her seasonal drought, getting up in the final yards to take the inaugural $55,800 Frances Dodge Van Lennep Filly and Mare Pacing Series final on Friday in a career-best 1:52.   Starting from post three with Anthony Napolitano at the lines, My Perfect Rhyme bided her time in fifth p...
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Took Me Back wins snowy Hopeful final

on 03/01/2008 12:00 AM
Took Me Back and driver Josh Marks took the short way home, winning the $43,000 final of the Hopeful Pacing Series for 3-year-old fillies at Yonkers Raceway in 1:59.4 on Friday night. The race was pushed back a week after a more severe serving of the white stuff cancelled last Friday night\'s card. Working out an identical trip as stablemate Hushhush Mushmush in last Saturday night\'s fina...
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Trotting stallion collapses in breeding shed

on 03/01/2008 12:00 AM
Windsong\'s Legacy, who captured the 2004 trotting Triple Crown, becoming the first horse to accomplish the feat in 32 years, died Saturday morning while in the breeding shed at Perretti Farms in New Jersey. The son of Conway Hall-Yankee Windsong (by Prakas) was 7 years old.   According to Perretti Farms spokesman Bob Marks, Windsong\'s Legacy was on the \"phantom\" and his semen ...
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Windsun Lane, Enny Youngman win General Brock splits

on 02/29/2008 12:00 AM
Windsun Lane and Enny Youngman were both victorious in Thursday night\'s second leg of the General Brock Trotting Series at Woodbine and, in the process, gave themselves a chance at the series sweep in next week\'s final. Enny Youngman overcame an outside post 10 starting spot in the opening $18,000(C) split and took the early lead before yielding in the second quarter to Bertorico. The gelded ...
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Celii N wins Dover pacing feature

on 02/29/2008 12:00 AM
Celii N won the feature pace and Lady Segil N and Financial Glider won the top trots on Thursday at Dover Downs, while Tony Morgan had four winners and Eddie Davis Jr. and Corey Callahan scored triples.   Callahan won the second of a back-to-back double closing with a rush to just get up in the final strides driving Dave and Linda Oliver\'s Celii N to a 1:54.1 victory in th...
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Van Lennep final attracts nine female pacers

on 02/29/2008 12:00 AM
A field of nine will assemble for the inaugural $55,800 Frances Dodge Van Lennep Filly and Mare Pacing Series final at Pompano Park on Friday, headlined by Carousel Frame and Queen Gambit N, both exiting triumphant performances in their respective divisions of the first and second leg of the series.   Owned by Let it Ride Stables Inc. and Robert Cooper Stables LLC, Carousel Frame enters th...
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State gives Cal Expo harness license

on 02/29/2008 12:00 AM
In an effort to stabilize the state\'s harness industry, the California Horse Racing Board unanimously approved a license for Cal Expo to operate harness racing at its fairgrounds through the remainder of 2008.   “We all welcome that you’ll step in and keep harness racing alive,” CHRB chairman Richard Shapiro told Cal Expo officials at the board\'s Feb. 28 meeting at Arcadia City Hal...
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Sears goes to winner\'s circle twice in style

on 02/29/2008 12:00 AM
Driver Brian Sears swept both $16,000 divisions of the Night Styles Series for fillies and mares four years of age or younger Thursday night at the Meadowlands, winning the first split with heavily-favored Symphony In Motion and then the second with 4-1 Sail Away.   Sears got away fifth with the 3-5 favorite Symphony In Motion after leaving from post eight, but then brushed to the lead at t...
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Silva buys Dan Patch champ as part of three-horse package

on 02/29/2008 12:00 AM
Owner Jerry Silva told harnessracing.com Friday afternoon that he has put together a three-horse purchase agreement “worth a million dollars” that includes 2007 Three-Year-Old Filly Pacer of the Year Southwind Tempo from owners Toby Lynch and Wayne Chrebet. The agreement also calls for the purchase of the 3-year-old filly pacer Thong and the 2-year-old Conway Hall trotting filly TK Lindy. &nb...
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