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Owners of Corleone Kosmos want a shot at Donato

on 11/09/2007 12:00 AM
The racing season might be winding down, but the owners of Corleone Kosmos are game for one more big race this season for their free-for-all trotter--if it could be a winner-take-all showdown with Donato Hanover.   Arthur and Scott Rudolf and Bernard Owen, who bought Corleone Kosmos as a yearling and have owned him ever since, are reportedly game to put up a “starting fee” of sorts, to ...
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Star filly trotter Timeless Winner found dead

on 11/09/2007 12:00 AM
Delaware-based trainer George Teague told harnessracing.com Friday morning that he found his 2-year-old filly trotter Timeless Winner dead in the field early Thursday, two days before she was slated to go postward as the 2-1 morning-line choice in the $194,550 Matron final at Dover Downs.   “She stays out in the field because she’s always had an issue of tying up. I went to feed her bre...
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Tell All wins Mohawk qualifier

on 11/09/2007 12:00 AM
Little Brown Jug and North America Cup winner Tell All posted a 1:55.2 winning qualifying effort Friday morning at Mohawk Racetrack, leading from gate to wire over three rivals over a track rated as “good.”   Regular driver Jody Jamieson was in the sulky behind the 3-year-old son of Real Desire for trainer Blair Burgess as he led through fractions of :28.1, :58.1 and 1:28.1 before coast...
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Donato wins qualifier, Always A Virgin also scores

on 11/09/2007 12:00 AM
In a final tune-up before the upcoming Breeders Crown, Donato Hanover coasted through a qualifier Friday morning at Gaitway Farms in New Jersey, leading throughout the mile to score in 1:54.4. The 3-year-old son of Andover Hall, who has won 19 straight races and is unbeaten in 11 starts this year, was driven by Ron Pierce.   Donato left from post one in the day’s opening qualifier, and Pi...
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Two-time Breeders Crown champ sold at Harrisburg

on 11/09/2007 12:00 AM
World champion and two-time Breeders Crown champion Mystical Sunshine was purchased for $525,000 Friday at the Standardbred Horse Sale\'s mixed auction in Harrisburg, and the 3-year-old trotting filly Godiva Hall was hammered down for $285,000.   Peninsula Farm’s Carter Duer, acting as agent, signed the sales slip for Mystical Sunshine.   A 6-year-old daughter of Yankee Glide,...
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Tetrick wins 1,000th race at Mohegan Sun at Pocono

on 11/09/2007 12:00 AM
Tim Tetrick became the third drive to reach 1,000 wins in a single season Friday afternoon, joining Walter Case Jr. (1,077 in 1998) and Tony Morgan (1,004 in 2006) in the exclusive club with a victory behind Blow Em Away in the fourth race at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   Tetrick, who turns 26 on Nov. 22, needs just 78 winners to set an all-time record. He recently became the sport\'s all-...
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Breeders Crown supplements due Monday

on 11/09/2007 12:00 AM
The countdown has begun on entries for the $4.6 million Breeders Crown events, to be raced Saturday, Nov. 24, at the Meadowlands, with supplemental declarations for the four Breeders Crown 3-year-old races due and payable on Monday, Nov. 12, 2007 at 12 noon in the racing secretary\'s office at the Meadowlands.   The $500,000 (guaranteed) Breeders Crown sophomore events carry a suppleme...
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Crown entrants subject to out-of-competition testing

on 11/09/2007 12:00 AM
All entrants in the $4.6 million Breeders Crown 2 –and 3-year-old events, to be raced Saturday, Nov. 24, at the Meadowlands, may be subject to the New Jersey Racing Commission and the Hambletonian Society’s out-of-competition testing rules as a condition of entry in the Breeders Crown races. In addition, the normal parameters of post-race testing will apply.   Entries for the ...
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Indiana pacer scores in Pompano feature

on 11/08/2007 12:00 AM
The Indiana-bred pacer Long Life made his Pompano Park debut a winning one on Wednesday, leading at every call en route to victory in the featured $6,400 conditioned claiming pace, stopping the timer in 1:54.   Guided from post one by Anthony Napolitano, Long Life outfought an aggressively driven NF Independence (Bruce Ranger) to take the early lead in the feature, showing the way thr...
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Valley Sport wins 10th of the year at Dover

on 11/08/2007 12:00 AM
Valley Sport made the winner\'s circle for the 10th time this season winning the $26,000 Open Trot at Dover Downs on Wednesday, while Elvis Cole returned after a three-month vacation in top form to take the $23,000 Jr. Open Trot. Tony Morgan took Valley Sport, owned by Lloyd Arnold, right to the front in a select field of six starters in the weekday top trot to score a 1:56.2 success. Go ...
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85 yearlings bring six-figure prices

on 11/08/2007 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Horse Sales Company\'s annual yearling auction at Harrisburg concluded Wednesday night with the 1,045 horses sold generating a gross of $42.7 million for an average price of $40,922, up 10.4 percent from last year\'s sale.   The trotting colt segment of the market gave the sale its biggest boost as 234 trotting-bred colts were sold for an average price of $48,564....
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Donato Hanover leads star-studded qualifiers Friday

on 11/08/2007 12:00 AM
Trainer Steve Elliott has entered Donato Hanover in a qualifier at Gaitway Farms in New Jersey on Friday as he prepares the 3-year-old colt trotter for the upcoming Breeders Crown at the Meadowlands. A perfect 11-for-11 this year, the Hambletonian and World Trotting Derby-winning Donato Hanover has not started since capturing the Kentucky Futurity Oct. 6 at The Red Mile. Elliott won’t have to w...
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Perretti Farms big buyer of broodmares

on 11/08/2007 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Horse Sales Company’s annual mixed auction got underway in Harrisburg, Pa., Thursday morning, and Perretti Farms was a big buyer, bidding six-figure prices to purchase three notable broodmares for a total of $635,000.   Perretti’s purchases included:   Lovely Shark (hip number 1235), a Cam’s Card Shark daughter who has already produced Art’s Temptress, a stak...
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Betting Machine cashes in at 11-1

on 11/07/2007 12:00 AM
Betting Machine, an 11-1 shot pulled a surprise winning the $26,000 Filly and Mare Open at Dover Downs, on Tuesday, while Queen Of Tracks won the $16,500 winners-over distaff pace. Both were driven by Jim Morand. Tim Tetrick, the sports leading dash win driver, had five wins giving him 996 wins this season, 81 fewer that the current one-season record of 1,077 wins set by Walter Case ...
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Ingraham, Brown, take titles at Colonial

on 11/07/2007 12:00 AM
David Schneider’s Stylish Solution scored her fifth straight win at Colonial Downs with a stunning 5 1/4-length victory in a $15,000 Fillies and Mares Winners Over Handicap on Tuesday, closing night at the New Kent oval. Stylish Solution’s streak included a 1:50.2 mile on Oct. 23 that smashed the track and world record for 4-year-old mare pacers on a greater than one mile track. Dr...
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Tetrick sets new earnings record

on 11/07/2007 12:00 AM
It\'s one record down and one to go for Tim Tetrick as the 25-year-old driver broke Brian Sears\' single-season earnings record Tuesday at Dover Downs, with his five wins on the program placing him just 81 shy of equaling Walter Case Jr.\'s record 1,077 victories in 1998.   With his $4,000 winner\'s check for directing Price Check to a victory in the 15th and final race on th...
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Maine voters reject new harness track

on 11/07/2007 12:00 AM
Voters in Maine on Tuesday rejected an Indian Tribe bid to build a new harness racetrack and slots facility in the state located in Washington County. Although 70 percent of the voters in that county voted “yes,” the rest of the state was against the proposal, with the final tally being around a 52-48 percent majority. Voters in Penobscot County were evenly divided in the voting, but the vote...
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**NEW**Wire To Wire

on 11/07/2007 12:00 AM
Could it be that the world is ending? According to Andrew Cohen, the possibility exists and in this week\'s Wire to Wire he gives an inside and witty look at what the headlines might reveal for racing--and there are plenty of offerings available--if it indeed occurs. Click here to read this week\'s Wire to Wire.
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$180,000 colt leads way Wednesday at Harrisburg

on 11/07/2007 12:00 AM
Courser Hanover, an Astreos half brother to world champion and $307,000 earner Current Hanover and $175,000-plus winners Cancun Hanover and Runover Again, sold for $180,000 during Wednesday’s yearling sale at the Standardbred Horse Sale in Harrisburg. Tony Alagna, second trainer to Erv Miller, signed the sale ticket as agent on Courser Hanover.   Ray Schnittker paid $100,000 for Bobbi Jo...
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Railee Possible strong in Pompano open

on 11/06/2007 12:00 AM
The Florida-bred Railee Possible visited the Pompano Park winner’s circle for the third time in his last four starts on Monday, scoring an impressive victory in the featured $14,000 Open Handicap Trot while stopping the timer in 1:54.3.   Driven from post six by Dan Clements, Railee Possible outfought a stubborn Guy Gets Girl (Bruce Ranger) to assume his perfunctory spot at the front-end...
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