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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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B-i-n-g-o, B-i-n-g-o, B-i-n-g-o

on 11/06/2007 12:00 AM
George La Grutta’s Uncle Bingo passed five horses in the last eighth of a mile to score an upset win over Fast Tempo and Racing Naked in Monday’s feature at Colonial Downs. Uncle Bingo paced the mile in 1:50.4 and rewarded his backers with a $30 win mutuel. Driver Kyle Ater let Uncle Bingo relax in seventh, about eight lengths off of a fast pace for the first three quarters. Fast...
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Prince Of Luck rallies to Dover victory

on 11/06/2007 12:00 AM
Prince Of Luck came from off the pace to outbrush Redford Hall and Noble Tess to the finish line in 1:51.3 to win the $32,500 Delaware Special while Sharky Osborne went two ticks faster in the $26,000 Open pace, the highlight races on a strong Dover Downs card on Monday. Tim Tetrick drove four winners, reducing the number of wins needed to better Walter Case\'s all-time one season record of 1,0...
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Nominations sought for Caretaker of the Year

on 11/06/2007 12:00 AM
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2007 “Caretaker of the Year” Award, sponsored annually by Harness Tracks of America and Hanover Shoe Farms, which recognizes the unsung heroes of the sport: the caretakers who maintain the health and welfare of the sport’s horses. All that is needed to nominate a groom for the 26th annual “Caretaker of the Year” award is a letter fro...
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Snyder breaks ribs in Meadows mishap

on 11/06/2007 12:00 AM
Driver Doug Snyder, injured Saturday in a three-horse pile-up at The Meadows, has been diagnosed with three broken ribs.   Snyder\'s wife, Jan, said physicians did not indicate how long he would be sidelined, but she added, “Knowing Doug, he won\'t be out that long.” She said he felt well enough on Monday to travel to Harrisburg for the yearling sale.   The accident occurred...
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Three-time Breeders Crown champ Grades Singing dies

on 11/06/2007 12:00 AM
The three-time Breeders Crown champion Grades Singing was euthanized Monday after suffering from a lymph tumor.   Grades Singing won 84 out of 148 starts in her career, with victories in the Breeders Crown for older mares in 1986, 1987 and 1989, the Olympic Trot (1987), Finlandia Ajo (1987), Gran Premio Della Lotteria (1988) and Gran Premio delle Nazioni (198...
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Andover Hall colt brings $225,000 at Harrisburg

on 11/06/2007 12:00 AM
At Tuesday\'s yearling sale session in Harrisburg, Finnish interests paid $225,000 for Tannerman Can, a Pennsylvania Sire Stakes-eligible colt trotter by Andover Hall out of the Prakas mare Ferry Lane. Tannerman Can is a half brother to the Ontario Sire Stakes-winning How Is That Fair, who took a mark of 1:57.1f and earned $278,653.   Overall, 362 horses sold on Tuesday for a gros...
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Kentucky elects new governor

on 11/06/2007 12:00 AM
At 8:40 pm Tuesday night Democratic candidate Steve Beshear, who has pledged to put referendums for gaming on local ballots, was declared the winner in the Kentucky gubernatorial race, defeating Gov. Ernie Fletcher, the incumbent. When the final votes were tallied it showed Beshear winning substantially with a 59-41 percent advantage.   Beshear, who served as Kentucky\'s...
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Illinois breds meet in Sarah Myers

on 11/05/2007 12:00 AM
State-bred trotters stepped into the spotlight on Sunday night as two-year-old trotting colts and fillies met in a pair of $40,000 Sarah Myers Stakes with Guilty Pleasures and Fox Valley Odyssey coming up winners.   In the filly tussle Jack and Peggy Hood and Mystical Marker Farms\' Guilty Pleasures turned in a gritty effort to prevail by a neck after a spirited stretch duel with last...
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Pampered Princess upset in Matron elim

on 11/05/2007 12:00 AM
Artzina and Artist\'s View scored victories in the Progress Pace eliminations Sunday night at Dover Downs, splits that were without Southwind Lynx, who had been scratched earlier in the day. Besides the two elims for 3-year-old colt pacers, Matron eliminations were also held.   In the first of two $35,000 Progress Pace elims, Artzina, trained by Dylan Davis, winner of the Matron at two la...
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Young leaving Harness Horse Breeders of New York

on 11/05/2007 12:00 AM
Harness Horse Breeders of New York State (HHBNY) executive director M. Kelly Young has announced her resignation as of Nov. 13 to accept the position as associate director of communications for the New York Farm Bureau.   “I am very excited about this new position and it will be a welcome new challenge,” said Young in an e-mail to harnessracing.com. “It will tap into a lot of my talen...
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