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Strong field set for rich Tully Memorial 3FT final

on 10/19/2007 2:00 AM
Originally advertised to be raced for an estimated $240,000, Monticello Raceway’s Philip Tully Memorial Trot for 3-year-old fillies, slated to go to post on Monday afternoon, will end up going for a total purse of $418,000, of which $80,000 was already consumed by four elimination legs. However, to the pleasure of the owners involved, the 107 fillies who made sustaining payments and the 3...
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Pro Bono Best moving to Indiana

on 10/19/2007 2:00 AM
The connections of Metro Pace winner Pro Bono Best p, 2, 1:51s ($509,717) are pleased to announce that the 9-year-old Cambest stallion will be leaving New York State and will be standing at Schwartz Boarding Farm LLC in slots-approved Indiana for the 2008 breeding season. Owned by John Levy Racing Ltd., Mark Scholes and Des Tackoor Racing Inc., Pro Bono Best burst onto the North American scene ...
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Two year olds aim for $225,000 in Babic finals

on 10/19/2007 2:00 AM
A pair of Linda Toscano trainees will be battling it out with six others in the $145,000 Lou Babic Memorial Saturday afternoon at Freehold Raceway. Eight fillies, including Green Acres champion Happy Dreamer and Cheyenne Trish, who has a two-race winning streak, will meet in the $80,000 Lou Babic Memorial for fillies.   The Babic finals for New Jersey-sired 2-year-old pacers, wort...
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Princetonian wins CI Smith Memorial

on 10/19/2007 2:00 AM
Princetonian commanded the lead at every call and drew off to a 6 1/4-length victory in the $100,000 Charles I Smith Memorial Trot Friday afternoon at Freehold Raceway. The Dream Vacation gelding trotted the mile in 1:57 flat, a stakes record, on a track rated \"sloppy.\"   Hope Reins Supreme, also a son of Dream Vacation, was second and it was 9 1/4 lengths back t...
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Bella Dolce takes Goldsmith Maid from Snow White

on 10/19/2007 2:00 AM
Bella Dolce took a Goldsmith Maid elimination Friday at Woodbine in 1:57 after race favorite Snow White broke at the three-quarter pole.   As expected Snow White and John Campbell took the field through early fractions with Timeless Winner (Yannick Gingras) in the garden spot.  Bella Dolce was fourth at the quarter,  stalking the two leaders.  The Kadabra filly, driven b...
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OSS Gold Elims to Laddie & Arch Madness

on 10/19/2007 2:00 AM
Heavy favourites Laddie and Arch Madness both captured their respective OSS Gold eliminations tonight at Woodbine Racetrack.Laddie scored narrowly for Paul MacDonell in 1:54.3 while Arch Madness dominated his rivals in his contest for Steve Condren in 1:55.2.In the opening split, Laddie took advantage of the inside rail position and was hustled away to sit third through a quick opening quarter of ...
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A&G, Diva take Three Diamonds Split

on 10/19/2007 2:00 AM
A and Gs Confusion prevailed over a strong headwind as well as a solid field of rivals to take the first of two $23,000 eliminations for the Three Diamonds Stakes for two-year-old pacing fillies tonight at Woodbine Racetrack. Sent off as the 3-5 favourite, A and Gs Confusion seemed to enjoy being re-united with driver John Campbell. The filly took command just before the half and never let go. S...
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Charlie Norris injured in accident at The Meadows

on 10/18/2007 2:00 AM
Trainer-driver Charlie Norris was injured when he was unseated in a four-horse, chain-reaction accident in the 10th race of Wednesday\'s card at The Meadows. He was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment.   John Marshall, general manager of Meadows Racing, said the initial diagnosis is a muscle tear in the shoulder/collarbone area. He said Norris is restin...
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11 aim for third jewel of pacing\'s Triple Crown

on 10/18/2007 2:00 AM
Drivers were finalized for Saturday night\'s pair of $40,000 eliminations for the $725,480 Messenger Stakes final at Yonkers Raceway, the richest event in the race\'s history and final jewel of the Pacing Triple Crown. In the first elimination for 3-year-old colts and geldings, Brian Sears, who was double-listed with Watta Hotshot from the pylons and Always A Virgin (post four), surprised no one...
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Stratton brings in Yonkers longshots

on 10/18/2007 2:00 AM
The Jordan Stratton \"Longshot Legion\" was in attendance Wednesday night at Yonkers, as the 20-year-old driver brought home four winners in nine drives on the 10-race card. Stratton wasted no time making friends, sweeping the $106.50 early daily double with Vixen Hanover ($3.30) in the $5,000 distaff pacing opener and 20-1 Hettiie\'s Hope ($42.20) from the eight hole in the $7,000 seco...
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Drivers unseated in Batavia spill

on 10/18/2007 2:00 AM
Drivers Kevin Cummings, Ken Holliday, Mike Pokornowski and Kirk Desmond were involved in a nasty looking spill in the fourth race Wednesday night at Batavia Downs Gaming.   The drivers were all unseated when Make Me Money with Vern Smith made a break and caused a chain-reaction collision.   Cummings and Holliday were transported to a local hospital in Batavia whil...
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Maplegrove Natalie wins Violet for Mullins

on 10/18/2007 2:00 AM
The homebred freshman Maplegrove Natalie eked out her first state-bred stake championship Wednesday night at Balmoral Park when she held on and won the $52,500 Violet final for 2-year-old trotting fillies with driver Brandon Simpson.   Sent off as the 7-2 second choice, Maplegrove Natalie trotted fourth most of the way through some very fast fractions and came from 6 1/2 lengths of...
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Armbro Deuce to Winbak of Canada

on 10/18/2007 2:00 AM
Winbak Farm of Canada in conjunction with Robert Burgess, Karin Olsson Burgess, Neal Cooper and Richard Kostoff, are pleased to announce the addition of Armbro Deuce to Winbak\'s Canadian stallion roster in 2008. \"Were excited about the addition of Armbro Deuce, who was an impressive winner in the Confederation Cup at Ontario\'s Flamboro Downs,\" said Winbak\'s general manager, Joe McLead. \"H...
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Marshall recovering from Freehold spill

on 10/18/2007 2:00 AM
Driver Jim Marshall III is home nursing an assortment of fractures from a recent spill at Freehold Raceway but is hoping to be back to work in a couple of weeks.   “I broke four or five ribs and fractured my left wrist but what really bothered me was my right ankle,” Marshall said, when reached on Thursday, a week after the Oct. 11 spill. “The x-rays (at CentraState Medical...
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Helens Colt, Muscles Joy win NJ Futurities

on 10/18/2007 2:00 AM
Helens Colt and Muscles Joy turned in winning performances in their respective $30,145 divisions of the New Jersey Futurity for 2-year-old trotters on Wednesday at Freehold Raceway.   In the colts and geldings division, Helens Colt ($13.40) caught Ocean Front, a son of Muscles Yankee, for a three-quarter length victory in a lifetime best of 2:00.3. Appalach Dream, who is by ...
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Badlands Jaden fastest in DSBF splits

on 10/18/2007 2:00 AM
Crystal Ball Stables and Newman Racing Stables Badlands Jaden was the fastest of three Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF ) divisional winners for 2-year-old pacing colts Wednesday. Badlands Jaden and driver Tim Tetrick set the fractions in his 1:55 score over B Bad and West Coast Bad Boy. It was his third win in nine lifetime starts for trainer Steve Leblanc. Joe Seekman...
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Baileysirishdream coasts in Fla. Breeders

on 10/18/2007 2:00 AM
Baileysirishdream established herself as the horse to beat in next week’s Florida Breeders Stakes final for 2-year-old trotting fillies when scoring effortlessly in Wednesday’s second $7,846 elimination at Pompano Park, coasting home to an uncontested victory in 2:03.3.   Driven from post four by Bruce Ranger, Baileysirishdream established control of the race the moment the gate s...
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***New***Wire To Wire

on 10/18/2007 2:00 AM
In his latest Wire To Wire, Andrew Cohen debates the issue of testing for steroids. The subject has been on the radar screens in three states recently, and Cohen has a few ideas about ways to proceed to make steroid regulation a reality in horse racing. And for those who say that steroid use in horses cannot be compared with steroid use in humans, he’s got a brief answer to that as well. Click h...
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Two horses supplemented to Messenger

on 10/17/2007 2:00 AM
Eleven 3-year-olds--eight colts and three geldings--were entered for the 2007 edition of the Messenger  Stakes at Yonkers Raceway, the final jewel of the Pacing Triple Crown.   The total purse of the 52nd Messenger is a stakes-record $805,480, thanks in large part to a pair of $60,000 supplemental entrants--two-time New York  Sire Stakes champion Kenneth J and Tivoli Hanover, who...
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Valley Speed fastest in Cardinal final

on 10/17/2007 2:00 AM
Fresh off a dominating 17 3/4-length romp in his Cardinal elimination for Illinois-bred 2-year-old colt trotters last week, Judith Lunsford and Lynne Lindsey’s Valley Speed was equally impressive in Tuesday night\'s $56,000 final at Balmoral Park, making every a call a winning one in a career best of 1:56.3 for driver Brent Holland.   Sent off as the 4-5 favorite after that hug...
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