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Half sister to Pampered Princess brings $360,000

on 11/05/2007 12:00 AM
A Windsong\'s Legacy half sister to Pampered Princess raised the bar at the Harrisburg yearling sale when she brought a bid of $360,000 from Michael Andrew. Last year Andrew bought a Yankee Glide filly at the Harrisburg sale for $200,000 and sold an Andover Hall colt which he bred for $250,000.   The Windsong\'s Legacy filly, named Bedtime Song, was went through the ring as hip number ...
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First session generates $62,361 average

on 11/05/2007 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Horse Sales Company finished the first session of its 2007 yearling sale on Monday with $21.9 million in sales for 352 horses sold, generating an average price of $62,361, an increase of 15 percent from last year\'s opening session.   In the 2006 opening session, 356 horses were sold for $19.2 million, resulting in an average price of $54,178. A total of 1,044 horses were s...
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Badlands Nitro ties World Mark in Matron elim

on 11/04/2007 1:00 AM
Delaware-owned and trained 2 year olds came up big in Matron Stakes action on Saturday, Nov. 3, at Dover Downs, highlighted by Badlands Nitro equaling a world record that had withstood 17 seasons, On Nov. 30, 1990, Artsplace paced into the wind to set the world record in a Breeders Crown freshman pace. The record was tied when Badlands Nitro, a $20,000 supplement won one of two $37,825 Matron divi...
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Kelly\'s Keepsake holds on for 1:53 victory

on 11/03/2007 2:00 AM
Kelly’s Keepsake fought off a host of challengers down the stretch and captured the $143,000 American National for 2-year-old filly pacers in 1:53 at Balmoral Park Saturday night. Desirable Cindy and Dragonfest closed late to be second and third, respectively.   Kelly’s Keepsake, the Orange & Blue winner on Super Night at Balmoral, took the lead before the :54.3 half, passed the thr...
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Corleone Kosmos draws off in 1:53.1

on 11/03/2007 2:00 AM
Corleone Kosmos drew off in the lane and captured the $190,000 American National for trotters 4 years old and up in 1:53.1 Saturday night at Balmoral Park.   With John Campbell in the bike, Corleone Kosmos sat fourth past the :55.4 half before moving first-over. Just pas the 1:25.2 third quarter Corleone Kosmos drew even with Man About Town at the head of the field. But then the 5-year-old...
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Maltese Artist rallies to victory in 1:50.1

on 11/03/2007 2:00 AM
Maltese Artist rallied four wide down the stretch and captured the $205,000 American National for 4-year-old and up pacers in 1:50.1 at Balmoral Park Saturday night. Finishing a length back in second was Load The Dice with Mister Big third.   John Campbell and Jereme’s Jet won the drag race with Royalo Man and Brent Holland to the opening quarter in :26.1, then controlled the race past th...
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Go On BB dominates in 1:51

on 11/03/2007 2:00 AM
Go On BB took control of the $206,000 American National for 3-year-old filly pacers just past the half and was never challenged after that, scoring in 1:51 over Real Velocity and Sportsfancy.   Dave Palone was in the bike as Go On BB rushed up on the outside down the backstretch to take the lead after a :54.4 half, and then began drawing away from the field. The three quarters was passed in...
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Mucho Sleazy takes freshman colt pace in 1:51.3

on 11/03/2007 2:00 AM
Mucho Sleazy captured the $145,000 American National 2-yar-old colt pace in 1:51.3 at Balmoral Park Saturday night, holding off rallies by Lets Get It Started and Art Official in the process.   After an opening quarter in :27.2 Mike Oosting moved Mucho Sleazy from fourth first-over and the Sportsmaster gelding moved even with the pace-setting Littlebitoflife before the 1:23.3 three quarters...
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Won The West wins 3YO Colt Pace in 1:51.1

on 11/03/2007 2:00 AM
Won The West put his head in front right at the wire and captured the $275,000 American National 3-year-old colt pace in 1:51.1 over Booze Cruzin and Pop Z Pop at Balmoral Park Saturday night.   Booze Cruzin and Sam Widger cut fractions of :26.3, :54.1 and 1:22 while Greg Grismore and Won The West moved first-over from fourth nearing the half and challenged the leader at the top of the lane...
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A Halloween night \'no contest\' at Northfield

on 11/02/2007 2:00 AM
It wasn’t a Halloween stunt when the lights went off at Northfield Park during Wednesday’s 13th race. As the field of nine headed to the three-quarter pole, led by Muller Seelster, the track was plunged into darkness, leading the judges to declare the race a \"no contest.\" All wagers on the race were refunded and a consolation pool was paid on the late daily double.   “A power surge...
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Brian Schroeder Memorial Friday at Batavia

on 11/02/2007 2:00 AM
Batavia Downs Gaming will hold the Brian Schroeder Memorial trot on Friday night with Ray Demers, a former employee of Schroeder, leading the post parade for race seven in Schroeder’s colors.    Schroeder was a longtime harness racing driver and trainer on the Western New York circuit. He passed way after a lengthy illness on Oct. 11 at the age of 67. Per his re...
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Cash only for this winning Dover claimer

on 11/02/2007 2:00 AM
Cash Only Please paid off in the Thursday $25,000 claiming allowance feature race at Dover Downs. Tony Morgan scored his 13th of 14 wins during the meet by driving the 4-year-old altered son of Cambest to a 1:53.4 victory for Sam Jacobs and Crissman Inc. Drive Boy (Tim Tetrick) was runner-up with Five Cougars A (Jim Morand) the show finisher. Cash Only Please was claimed out of the rac...
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Equinox Bi missing from Biasuzzi farm

on 11/02/2007 2:00 AM
Equinox Bi, who won this year\'s Breeders Crown and Maple Leaf Trotting Classic and is scheduled to begin a career as a sire at Blue Chip Farms in New York next February, has been kidnapped from the Gina Biasuzzi Farm near Padua, Italy. There has been no official information regarding the circumstances of the kidnapping, but news of it began spreading throughout Italy, Europe and the US early...
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Dates approved in Michigan along with new Detroit Tbred track

on 11/01/2007 2:00 AM
Michigan Racing Commissioner Christine White on Wednesday signed orders authorizing the 2008 live and simulcast horse racing calendar for the state\'s four pari-mutuel harness race tracks. The 2008 live schedule calls for a total of 286 days of Standardbred horse racing at the four locations and involves fives corporations.   Also, White has approved the 2008 race da...
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The heat was on in Dover open

on 11/01/2007 2:00 AM
Safari Heat and Roger Plante scored a 1:57.1 victory in the $26,000 Open trot while Grand Photo went even faster to take the $23,000 Jr. Open trot on Wednesday at Dover Downs. Tony Morgan had a driving quadruple. Plante took Safari Heat, overlooked at 8-1, away fastest in the feature to get the lead early and then set the tempo the rest of the way en route to his eighth win of the ye...
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Changes to racing schedule at Yonkers

on 11/01/2007 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway is making some changes to its racing schedule for the remainder of the year, although the six-program-per-week schedule will continue for all but holiday weeks.   The week of Monday, Nov. 19, Yonkers will race Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (Thanksgiving Eve), Friday and Saturday. There is no live racing  (or evening simulcasting) on Thanksgiving night (...
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Adrian Chip a millionaire with win in Milan

on 11/01/2007 2:00 AM
Hambletonian runner-up Adrian Chip became a millionaire when he captured the $550,000 Orsi Mangelli in Milan, Italy, on Thursday night, winning his elimination heat and the final. The colt sired by Andover Hall was driven by his trainer, Robert Bergh, and with the approximate purse earnings of $235,000, the colt topped the $1 million mark in career earnings with the Mangelli victory.   ...
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Gural says

on 11/01/2007 2:00 AM
Standardbred owner-breeder Jeff Gural, who also owns Vernon Downs and Tioga Downs racetracks, has issued a statement apologizing for any \"false impressions\" by Vernon Downs officials that there was any chance they would race this weekend.   \"I want to apologize for the apparent screw up earlier this week,\" wrote Gural in a Nov. 1 statement to the Vernon horsemen.&nbs...
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:26.2 last quarter wins it for Stately\'s Hoss

on 10/31/2007 2:00 AM
Read Racing’s Stately’s Hoss exploded down the center of the long Colonial Downs stretch to win Tuesday\'s $22,400 Virginia Aged Breeders Pace by a neck over Cool Flying Fun. Stately’s Hoss was content to rate patiently in sixth down the backstretch for trainer-driver Dean Collins while Racing Naked and Cool Flying Fun dueled for the lead through relatively slow fractions. Racing Nake...
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It\'s all yada, yada, yada at Dover

on 10/31/2007 2:00 AM
Overlooked at 8-1, Yada Yada Yada A came on strongly in the stretch for a 1:52.1 victory in the $23,000 filly and mare Jr. Open pace on Tuesday at Dover Downs. The sport\'s leading driver Tim Tetrick made the winner\'s circle three times, bringing his seasonal total to 974 wins. Racing far back in the field of nine fast females, Ross Wolfenden pulled the Armbro Operative mare Yada Yada Yada A ...
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