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Lis Mara officially retires Friday at Meadowlands

on 11/14/2007 12:00 AM
Lis Mara, the 2006 Older Pacer of the Year, will be officially retired in a ceremony after the first race on Friday night at the Meadowlands. The gutsy 5 year old concludes his career with a record of 27 wins from 63 starts and $2.1 million in earnings. His accomplishments at the Meadowlands include winning the 2006 Breeders Crown.  Lis Mara raced under the banner of trainer Erv Mil...
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Big M paddock renovation now complete

on 11/14/2007 12:00 AM
When horsemen show up to race at the Meadowlands Friday night they\'ll be racing out of the newly expanded paddock, which now accommodates 13 races, six more than the original structure.   The 27,000 square foot addition completed a $10.5 million renovation of the paddock. The addition also includes new men\'s and women\'s bathrooms and changing areas.   The first phase of hte projec...
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Reduction in race dates, layoffs possible at Monticello

on 11/13/2007 12:00 AM
A reduction in racing dates at Monticello Raceway next year could be on the horizon as officials of parent company Empire Resorts explore options to help lower the increasing losses it is experiencing at its video gaming machine (VGM) parlor. Monticello annually races a year-round harness meet, but an Empire Resorts official that could change next year, as well as employee layoffs.   ...
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Eliminations needed in all but 2-year-old filly trot

on 11/13/2007 12:00 AM
Post positions were drawn Tuesday afternoon for the Breeders Crown eliminations at the Meadowlands, with the 2 year olds going postward on Friday and the 3 year olds lining up behind the gate on Saturday. There is no elimination for the 2-year-old filly trot so all eight advance directly to the final Nov. 24, while with 12 entered into the 2-year-old colt pace there will be a 10-horse elim to elim...
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Jereme\'s Jet to stud at Tara Hills

on 11/13/2007 12:00 AM
The pacing colt Jereme\'s Jet has been retired to stud duty and will stand his first season in 2008 at Tara Hills Stud in Port Perry, Ontario. Jereme\'s Jet retires with a race mark of 1:48.1, a time trial mark of 1:47, and $1,659,413 in career earnings.   Jereme\'s Jet is a son of the late Western Hanover and the mare Ohyouprettything. He won the Metro final at Mohawk, the Governor\'s Cup ...
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Three supplement to Breeders Crowns

on 11/12/2007 12:00 AM
Two sophomore trotters and one pacer were supplemented to the $4.7 million Breeders Crown events which will be contested on Saturday, Nov. 24, at the Meadowlands.   Despite the dominance of the undefeated Donato Hanover, whose slate for the year reads 11 wins in 11 starts, the connections of sophomore trotters Arch Madness and Prayer I Am were willing to roll the dice on the hefty supp...
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Matrons for 2YOs at Dover

on 11/11/2007 12:00 AM
Meant To Be Me, a 7-1 choice, won the winner of the $266,950 Matron for 2-year-old pacing colts at Dover Saturday night, stealing a race that was definitely changed when two other favorites, Badlands Nitro and First Rate, hooked wheels at the start and broke stride.   It was not a good night for owner-trainer George Teague, who trains and co-owns Badlands Nitro, who finishe...
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Arch Madness Breeders Crown bound

on 11/11/2007 12:00 AM
Arch Madness appears to be Breeders Corwn bound after winning his Ontario Sire Stakes Super Final in 1:53.2 Saturday night at Woodbine. Arch Madness, trained by Trond Smedshammer and driven by Steve Condren, tracked down a tiring Laddie in the stretch and surged to a three-length victory.   Three colts--Flirtin Man, Chelemark Porter, and Beer Budget--were off-stride at the gate and w...
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Pampered Princess upset in Matron 3YO Filly Trot

on 11/11/2007 12:00 AM
Great Success (1:55.2) and Godiva Hall (1:54.4) captured the Matron events for 3-year-old trotters Sunday night at Dover Downs, with both horses brushing up the inside lane in the final yards to put their nose on the wire first.   Great Success, driven by Brian Sears, edged by the pacesetting Prayer I Am, driven by John Campbell. Prayer I Am, whos tarted from post seven, was sent away from ...
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Lislea Phia upsets in Matron 3YO Filly Pace

on 11/11/2007 12:00 AM
With a quick jerk on the left line, driver Tim Tetrick steered Lisalea Phia to an inside lane and the filly got up in time to pull off an $86.60 upset in the $199,188 Matron for 3-year-old pacing fillies Sunday night at Dover Downs.   The 25-1 shot Before Dawn took the early lead, then yielded to 5-2 shot Alexis Hall passing the stands. By the time Alexis Hall reached the half in :55.2 an o...
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Ghee\'s House slips up inside

on 11/11/2007 12:00 AM
The inside lane was again the route to victory as Ghee\'s House slipped up the inside and edged the pacesetting Artzina in 1:50.4 at the wire to capture the $350,900 Progress Pace Sunday night at Dover Downs.   The race got underway with Ghee\'s House, driven by Brian Sears, and Rusty\'s For Real battling for the lead and Artzina settled fourth at the rail by driver John Campbell. But as so...
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Windsong Espoir wins ninth of season

on 11/10/2007 12:00 AM
The 2-year-old trotting colt Windsong Espoir continued his winning ways, cruising to his ninth victory of the season in the $300,000 Ontario Sire Stakes Super Final at Woodbine Saturday night, while the trotting filly Super Final went to Delphic, an upset winner once Bella Dolce took herself out of the race by breaking stride at the start.   The son of Kadabra surged to the front early from...
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Chancey Lady, Deuce Seelster take 2YO Super Finals

on 11/10/2007 12:00 AM
The 3-5 favorite Chancey Lady proved much the best in the OSS Super Final for 2-year-old filly pacers at Woodbine Saturday night, holding off all challengers and pacing to a three-length victory over All Accounted For (John Campbell) and world champion Voelz Hanover (Rick Zeron).   Chancey Lady, a daughter of Camluck out of the Artsplace mare Art of Design, is owned by Niele Jiwan of B...
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Dover hosts DSBF preps, Tetrick now at 999

on 11/09/2007 12:00 AM
Sheisaknockout and B Bad chalked up wins in $10,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) prep pace features Thursday at Dover Downs while Tim Tetrick is now within one win of reaching the 1,000 plateau after posting a single score with Amber Blue Chip in a conditioned pace for fillies and mares. In the first of two $10,000 DSBF 2-year-old preps for the upcoming preliminaries, trainer...
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A $666 winner at Harrah\'s Chester

on 11/09/2007 12:00 AM
Owen Franklin’s Georgian Bay, sent off at odds of 332-1, established a Harrah’s Chester Casino & Racetrack record for highest win payoff in capturing Thursday’s second race.  The 3-year-old daughter of Island Fantasy parlayed a second-over trip for Jonathan Roberts into a three-quarter length score in 1:55.4, returning $666.20 for every $2 win ticket sold.   Morning lined as ...
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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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