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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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D Liteful Hanover brings $325,000

on 11/05/2007 12:00 AM
The opening session of the Standardbred Horse Sale Company’s annual yearling sale in Harrisburg got underway Monday morning and quickly posted big prices with hip number 26, a Revenue sister to Donato Hanover, bringing a bid of $325,000 and a pacing filly out of Rich N Elegant selling for $300,000.   The filly D Liteful Hanover, a daughter of Revenue S and D Train, is an April 3 foal. Dav...
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Driver tourney set for Mohegan Sun at Pocono

on 11/05/2007 12:00 AM
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association (PHHA), will be holding an “East meets West Battle of Pennsylvania” on Friday, Nov. 16.   Featured in the drivers’ competition will be the top reinsmen from Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and The Meadows Racetrack.   Representing Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will be Tim Tetrick, curre...
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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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