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Snatch The Fortune fastest in DSBF splits

on 10/10/2007 2:00 AM
Five $20,000 divisions of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund Stakes (DSBF) for 2-year-old pacing fillies were contested Tuesday at Harrington Raceway, with Clayton Goad and John Brown\'s Snatch The Fortune (Roger Plante Jr. 1:56.1) the fastest winner. Trainer George Teague won two divisions with Sheisaknockout (Jim Morand, 1:57.1) and Pretty Knockout (Morand, 1:57:2). Ricky Pryor and Erika ...
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New Thoroughbred track proposed for metro Detroit

on 10/10/2007 2:00 AM
Michigander Jerry Campbell, a Thoroughbred owner who purchased Muskegon Harness Racecourse after it had closed several years ago and turned it into Great Lakes Downs Thoroughbred track, has submitted an application to build a new $142 million Thoroughbred racetrack and retail center outside metro Detroit. Also involved in the project as consultants are former Michigan Racing Commissioner Nelson We...
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Meadows has new draw schedule

on 10/10/2007 2:00 AM
Tom Leasure, director of racing at The Meadows, has announced the following draw schedule for the racing that is scheduled to start at the Pittsburgh-area track on Wednesday, Oct. 17:    DRAW--RACE DAY Monday--Thursday Tuesday--Saturday Wednesday--Monday Thursday--Tuesday Friday--Wednesday   As this chart indicates, the draw date for re-opening night of Oct. 17 woul...
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Delaware not ready to test for anabolic steroids

on 10/10/2007 2:00 AM
The Delaware Harness Racing Commission (DHRC) held a meeting Wednesday morning to consider the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium’s (RMTC) model rule on anabolic steroids. After researching the topic, and attending conferences on the matter, the commissioners decided to not accept the rule at this time.   Commissioners were notified by their lab representative, J...
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Reminder for Pennsylvania breeders

on 10/10/2007 2:00 AM
Pennsylvania breeders are reminded that they must send in a \"180 Day Registration Form\" to the Pennsylvania State Harness Racing Commission for every mare, every year, in order to have the mare’s foal eligible to generate Pennsylvania Standardbred Breeders Development Fund awards from the larger pool of a given year’s money.   Mares carrying foals by registered Pennsylvania stallions ...
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Field set for Courageous Lady at Northfield

on 10/10/2007 2:00 AM
Jugette champion Western Graduate headlines an outstanding field of nine 3-year-old filly pacers in Saturday’s Courageous Lady at Northfield Park. Western Graduate, who drew post 5 and will be driven by Yannick Gingras, is the 2-1 morning line race favorite, according to Director of Racing Gregg Keidel. He gave her a slight edge over 3-1 Michelle’s Power, who drew post eight. Owned by Jeffrey ...
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Purse money withheld in Michigan Sire Stakes \'Goose Race\'

on 10/10/2007 2:00 AM
Purse money for the $120,550 Michigan Sire Stakes final for 2-year-old filly trotters, which state officials had ordered re-raced after the first race was declared “no contest” when geese bothered two of the starters, has been withheld pending an appeal by the owners of the horse that won the first race.   Locksweeper won the first go-round of the Sire Stakes final Sept. 22 at Haze...
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Two elims for Quillen Memorial at Harrington

on 10/10/2007 2:00 AM
Fifteen of the sport\'s top older horses have been entered for the $345,500 (est) Bobby Quillen Memorial Pace at Harrington Raceway, with two eliminations scheduled for this Saturday night prior to the Oct. 22 final. The final will offer the highest purse ever at Harrington and second highest ever in Delaware, as the top four finishers in each division will return. The race has dra...
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Woodbine\'s request to cancel Sundays denied

on 10/10/2007 2:00 AM
The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has denied Woodbine Entertainment Group’s request to cancel eight Sundays of racing in November, although it said it would re-consider the final four Sundays after examining what transpires the first three Sundays that the track remains open in November. A statement released by the ORC read in part: “After carefully considering the business case and th...
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Vivid Photo favored in Colonial\'s Patriot Trot

on 10/09/2007 2:00 AM
The 2005 Hambletonian winner Vivid Photo will make his annual pilgrimage to New Kent in seeking a new track and world record for the third straight year in the second annual $100,000 Patriot Invitational Trot Saturday at Colonial Downs. Vivid Photo won the inaugural edition of the Patriot last fall in 1:50.2, tying the fastest trotting mile in the sport’s history at the time. The S...
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Favorites win in OSS 2CP Gold elims

on 10/09/2007 2:00 AM
The big guns delivered impressively in Monday night\'s pair of $55,156(C) Ontario Sires Stakes Gold eliminations for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers at Mohawk Racetrack as Keystone Horatio won in 1:51 and Deuce Seelster scored in 1:53. Both were heavily favored in their respective splits and both turned in flawless performances. Keystone Horatio established an all-time OSS record f...
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Temptation breaks Colonial mark; Braden wins three

on 10/09/2007 2:00 AM
Robert Cooper Stables LLC’s Temptation shattered one of Colonial Downs’ oldest track records with sizzling frontstepping score in 1:49.1 Monday. Temptation’s time bested Mr. Mikey’s 1:49.3 clocking, the track and world record for 4-year-old gelding pacers on a greater than one-mile track since July 5, 1998. Temptation was very quick off the gate to seize a lead he would expand throughou...
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No faking this win in Harrington Open

on 10/09/2007 2:00 AM
Martin Scharf\'s Fake Denario N, driven by Tim Tetrick, made his Harrington Raceway debut a successful one Monday with a 1:52.3 win in the $26,000 Open. Trained by Josh Green, the 7-year-old Fake Left gelding earned his ninth win of the year as his seasonal earnings ballooned to more than $150,000. \"Denario\" set all the fractions in his two-length win over Western Ace and Redford Hall...
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Flanigen nearing 3,000 wins

on 10/09/2007 2:00 AM
He was just a kid when he broke into the harness racing business and after two years of driving reinsman Jack Flanigen only had won eight races, but 23 years later the 41-year-old native of Buffalo is nearing a milestone most drivers can only dream of: 3,000 lifetime wins.   “Jackie,” as he is often called, currently sits with 2,995 victories, just five away from the notable m...
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Average price climbs by 15.2 percent

on 10/08/2007 2:00 AM
The Lexington Selected Yearling Sale closed out its 2007 auction on Sunday and the final numbers revealed a gross of $35.6 million and an average price of $45,068, both increases of approximately 15 percent.   The sale gross climbed 15.9 percent while the average price increased by 15.2 percent. In 2006 the sale grossed $30.7 million and attained an average of $39,117.   Althoug...
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Quillen nominations due Wednesday

on 10/08/2007 2:00 AM
The entry box for the inaugural Bobby Quillen Memorial Pace closes at 1 p.m. this Wednesday, with the race scheduled for Monday, Oct. 22, 2007 at Harrington Raceway in Harrington, Del, The estimated final purse is $300,000 plus and is for pacers, 3 year olds and older. The Harrington Raceway phone number is (302) 398-RACE (398-7223). For horses not paid in to the Quillen Mem...
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LT\'s Best sets new Hazel Park trotting mark

on 10/07/2007 2:00 AM
In the closing week of racing at Hazel Park Harness Raceway, the Invitational Handicap Trot on Friday proved to be a track record-setting performance by LT’s Best, a 4-year-old son of Davanti owned and trained by Thomas Barrett of Novi, Mich. The 1:55.1 mile is a new record for 4-year-old horse and geldings, established by Supergrit in a 1:56 performance in 1997, and also a n...
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Backstretch with Gordon--Futurity Day

on 10/06/2007 2:00 AM
It\'s Kentucky Futurity day at The Red Mile, the last day of racing at the historic racetrack in 2007, and after walking through the backstretch I now sit in the press box overlooking the racetrack, and with everyone leaving town I am hoping that after a pretty hectic two weeks it isn\'t too much of a drag tonight as it will probably be pretty quiet around the hot spots in town.   Although ...
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McArdle Park wins Green Acres final

on 10/06/2007 2:00 AM
McArdle Park powered by Dontloseyourdayjob in the stretch to win the $35, 000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Green Acres final for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings on Friday afternoon at Freehold Raceway.   The son of McArdle paced the mile in a lifetime best of 1:54.4, two-fifths of a second off the Green Acres record for 2-year-old pacing colts set last month by Dontlose...
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Alice Springs wins ninth straight in Sunshine final

on 10/06/2007 2:00 AM
Alice Springs left little doubt that she is the class of the Florida-bred 2-year-old filly pacing division on Friday when capturing the $14,000 Sunshine State Stakes final at Pompano Park to sweep the six-race series and remain unbeaten in nine career starts.   Driven from post five by Wally Hennessey, Alice Springs briefly settled in third place through the early stages of the Friday fin...
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