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Almost A Lady provides emotional win

on 02/23/2008 12:00 AM
Almost A Lady took advantage of a perfect two-hole trip to score a mild upset in Friday night\'s Ontario Girls Pacing Series at Woodbine, and tt was an emotional win for the connections as regular driver Jack Moiseyev had to book off after suffering the loss of his father Sid earlier in the day at age 73.   Phil Hudon picked up the driving assignment for the single $18,000 division in ...
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Artist\'s View sets stakes record in Aquarius

on 02/23/2008 12:00 AM
Artist\'s View continued to show the top form he flashed in winning last fall\'s Breders Crown 3-Year-Old Colt Pace, this time turning in a sizzling 1:50.2 stakes-record effort in the $71,800 Aquarius final Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   Last November Artist\'s View benefited from the speed duel between Tell All and I Am A Virgin in the Breeders Crown championship and posted a ne...
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Dream Proof claimed in fourth straight start

on 02/23/2008 12:00 AM
Dream Proof won the first race at the Meadowlands Saturday night, a $40,000 claimer carrying a purse of $26,000, then promptly left trainer Mark Silva. The 5-year-old gelding was claimed by Lance Silverman, who was one of 11 who put a claim in on the horse.   Dream Proof won the race--his second straight win--by a head in 1:53 after starting from post eight. He Had also been claimed in each...
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Outside post doesn\'t deter General Brock leg winner

on 02/22/2008 12:00 AM
After suffering a rare defeat in the final of this year\'s Don Mills Series on Feb. 11, Windsun Lane rebounded with an electrifying off-the-pace win in Thursday night\'s opening leg of the General Brock Trotting Series for 4 year olds at Woodbine Racetrack. Not even the outside post 10 could stop the gelded son of Lindy Lane who rallied from seventh at the three-quarters to win under wraps...
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Catalogs, online updates available for South Florida sale

on 02/22/2008 12:00 AM
Catalogs are now available for the South Florida Sunshine Sale, set for Sunday, March 2, and pedigrees for the supplement entries are available online at www.gardenstatesales.comon the roster page.   Videos for most of the sale entries are also available on the site, along with a catalog update and outs list.   Catalogs are available online or by fax 717-637-676...
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Karnak gives the answer in Dover feature

on 02/22/2008 12:00 AM
Allamerican Karnak whizzed to a 1:52.2 victory in the feature pace Thursday at Dover Downs while Pamploma also kept a win streak alive in the top trot. Tim Tetrick picked up five wins, Corey Callahan three.   Jim Morand moved Allamerican Karnak out of third in front of the grandstand and took the lead at the half and then held off Coletown USA (Tetrick) stalking second the rest of a ...
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Winter storm shuts down East Coast racetracks

on 02/22/2008 12:00 AM
Due to the winter storm hitting the East Coast,  the Meadowlands, Yonkers, Freehold, Rosecroft and Monticello Raceways have announced the cancellation of their Friday racing programs. Monticello and Yonkers have also canceled simulcasting for the day.   The Cape & Cutter and Tender Loving Care Series finals scheduled for Friday night at the Meadowlands have bee...
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Van Lennep round-one winners looking to repeat

on 02/22/2008 12:00 AM
Queens Gambit N and Carousel Frame, winners in the first leg of the Frances Dodge Van Lennep Filly and Mare Pacing Series at Pompano Park on Feb. 15, will once again contest separate divisions when the $17,500 second leg of the series is held on Friday.   Owned by Bell Valley Farms Inc. and trained by Gary Lewis, Queens Gambit N hit the board in four of her first six outings this year, but...
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Pro Art hopes to count Count B final as a victory

on 02/22/2008 12:00 AM
With three wins and two seconds in his last five starts, underachiever Pro Art seems to be coming into his own and the gelded son of Artsplace is the 5-2 favorite going into the $50,000 final of The Count B Pacing Series on Friday night at Woodbine. Pro Art had a win in the first leg two weeks ago and a game second-place finish last Friday to Nanuets Z Tam.   Relatively new to N...
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Night Styles gets underway at Meadowlands

on 02/22/2008 12:00 AM
Absolutelymichelle scored a 7-1 upset in the first of three $16,000 Night Styles divisions at the Meadowlands Thursday night while odds-on favorites Symphony In Motion and Marietta Hall came up victorious in their respective splits. The series is for 4-year-old mares that are non-winners of three extended pari-mutuel races or $50,000 lifetime as of Nov. 15, 2007.   Absolutelymichelle wore d...
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Brett Boyd elected MHHA president

on 02/22/2008 12:00 AM
Popular Jackson Raceway announcer Brett Boyd of Hillsdale was elected president of the Michigan Harness Horsemen’s Association at its Feb. 21 board meeting in Okemos. A director of the statewide organization for only a year, Boyd’s charisma and promotional flair catapulted him into the leadership role.   “The state of Michigan greatly benefits from a thriving race horse indu...
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Tetrick wins five on snow-filled Delaware evening

on 02/21/2008 12:00 AM
Rusty\'s Biggie won the $32,000 Open, Saint Johns Boy the $25,000 winners-over, and Go Sassy Go a $16,000 trot at Dover Downs on a snow-shower night that last until the last few races on Wednesday. Tim Tetrick had a five-bagger. In the feature, Rusty\'s Biggie moved up on the outside of leader Jake\'s Nordic at the three-quarters with Stunt Man Hall and George Dennis three wide before com...
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Medication, regulation hot topics at HTA wrap-up session

on 02/21/2008 12:00 AM
A lively discussion on medication and regulation sparked the final day of Harness Tracks of America’s sixth annual joint meeting with Thoroughbred Racing Associations. The wrap-up program followed the gala “Night of Champions” banquet at which HTA bestows its coveted Nova Awards.   Ed Martin of Racing Commissioners International said that one of racing’s problems is that every horse...
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**NEW**Wire To Wire

on 02/21/2008 12:00 AM
A question is usually followed by an answer, however in this week\'s Wire To Wire Andrew Cohen points out that harness racing currently has a million questions, but not all the answers. Several questions were posed at the recent HTA/TRA annual meeting in Florida, and Cohen discusses those and several others that has sent him on a quest fo find answers. To read this week\'s Wire To W...
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Dewey, Snow White begin to prepare for sophomore stakes

on 02/21/2008 12:00 AM
Trainer Ray Schnittker reports that the 3-year-old colt trotter Deweycheatumnhowe has arrived at the Meadowlands to prepare for the upcoming stakes season, while co-owner Curtis Larrimore has revealed the 2008 schedule for the 3-year-old filly trotter Snow White.   Schnittker and Larrimore were both in St. Petersburg, Fla., accepting Harness Tracks of America 2007 Nova awards on b...
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Arcade Hall game in third straight victory

on 02/21/2008 12:00 AM
Last season Canadian native and longtime California resident Bruce Clarke packed up lock stock and barrel and moved east to compete where the money is. He settled in Northeast Pennsylvania, competing at Pocono Downs and later at the Meadowlands. From all indications he had a very successful year, winning 110 races and over $3.4 million in purse earnings. At the start of thi...
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Series finals set for Meadowlands

on 02/21/2008 12:00 AM
Six winter series finals and one lengthy winning streak top the first big stakes weekend of the 2008 harness meet at the Meadowlands, with the $88,700 Cape & Cutter for older pacing mares headlining the Friday night card.   Stylish Solution, whose 13-race streak was snapped last week by My Little Dragon, is the 9-5 morning line favorite in the Cape & Cutter. She will try to ave...
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Upset in Dover\'s Tuesday feature

on 02/20/2008 12:00 AM
Ultimate Bet led from start to finish in 1:53.3 to prove a 25-1 surprise in the 32,000 Mares Open Pace at Dover Downs on Tuesday, while Shady Sabrina and Badlands Iron Lady won the $25,000 mares winners-over paces. UNN saw her nine-race win streak snapped and the sport\'s leading driver Tony Morgan had a triple. Sean Bier urged Three Point Acres\' Ultimate Bet into the lead just before the...
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Racinos examined at HTA/TRA session

on 02/20/2008 12:00 AM
Are racinos simply purse builders or can they offer meaningful opportunities to broaden patronage? That question was addressed by five leading authorities in American horse racing on Tuesday morning at Harness Tracks of America’s joint meeting with Thoroughbred Racing Association in St. Petersburg, Fla.   Chris McErlean, former general manager of the Meadowlands and now with Penn National...
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A second romantic adventure at Monticello

on 02/20/2008 12:00 AM
Last year the Keystone Raider mare, Romantic Adventure, won 11 races and earned over $72,000 and paced top her lifetime record of 1:55:2 at Saratoga Raceway. On Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Monticello Raceway the Kevin Sywyk-owned 5 year old made it two in a row at Monticello when she once again won the daily pacing feature in 2:00.1, which was 1 1/2 seconds faster ...
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