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Glidemaster’s Book for 2008 Closed

on 01/29/2008 12:00 AM
Art Zubrod, syndicate manager for 2006 trotting Triple Crown winner Glidemaster, has announced that the stallion’s 2008 book has been closed.   “We are thrilled with the quality of the mares,” Zubrod said. “He has the dams of the winners of the Hambletonian, the Oaks, Breeder’s Crowns and divisional champions, as well as winners of the Oaks, Breeder’s Crown and divisional champi...
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Freehold delays purse cuts

on 01/29/2008 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey president Tom Luchento and Freehold Raceway management have negotiated a delay in an announced 20 percent cut in purses while both groups await action in Trenton to provide a purse supplement.   \"While we have taken the Governor (Jon Corzine) on his worth that he wil provide New Jersey horse racing with a purse supplement...
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No Nonsense Yankee, He Wants It All score at Pompano

on 01/27/2008 12:00 AM
No Nonsense Yankee continued his early-season dominance of the Pompano Park older pacing division on Saturday, capturing the featured $14,000 Open Handicap Pace in 1:51.3 to score his fourth win from his last five starts   Driven from post eight by Wally Hennessey, No Nonsense Yankee engaged JJ’s Gazette (Andy Santeramo) in a spirited duel for the early lead, clearing tha...
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Yonkers\' features decided at the wire

on 01/27/2008 12:00 AM
Unlike the South Carolina primary, Saturday night\'s three $30,000 features at Yonkers Raceway were too close to call until the very last precincts checked in. Stonebridge Kisses (Jason Bartlett) and Stacelita (Jim Pantaleano) won the Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace and Open Trot, respectiviely, by the same neck margin, while Forest Vic A (Steve Smith) stuck his nose out at just the ri...
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Offshore Dream wins second straight Prix d\'Amerique

on 01/27/2008 12:00 AM
Offshore Dream has captured his second straight Prix d’Amerique, scoring  by 1 1/2 lengths over Opal Viking in a mile rate of 1:55.4 over the 2,700 meter course at the Vincennes racetrack in Paris, France, Sunday.   The race started with Opal Viking, Super Light and Going Kronos each taking turns on the lead in the early going. The first to attack from the back was Meaulnes...
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Kuebler\'s California Dream a winner

on 01/27/2008 12:00 AM
Rick Kuebler\'s dream was to achieve the same amount of wins as his idol Joe O\'Brien, and then call it a career. Saturday night Kuebler fulfilled that dream with California Dream.   Open Handicap 1 pacers, racing for a purse of $8,000, were featured at Cal-Expo on Saturday night , in which the classy Kuebler went out as he was both on and off the track -- a winner.   I...
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Donato Hanover takes title as top harness horse of 2007

on 01/27/2008 12:00 AM
Donato Hanover went out a winner. The record-setting trotter, who won his first 11 races last year before suffering defeat in the season-ending Breeders Crown, was named harness racing’s 2007 Horse of the Year by the U.S. Harness Writers Association at the Night of Champions at the Dover Downs Hotel on Sunday. Donato Hanover, who also received Dan Patch awards as Trotter of the Year and 3-Year...
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Velvet Eileen Scores After Layoff

on 01/26/2008 12:00 AM
Velvet Eileen showed no signs of rust when returning from a four-week layoff on Friday to take the featured $14,000 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap pace at Pompano Park in 1:53.1, although it took a tight three-horse win photo to determine the winner.   Starting from post four with Wally Hennessey at the controls, Velvet Eileen settled in fourth place through the early stages of the race ...
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Maier sentenced to one year in jail, 5 years probation

on 01/26/2008 12:00 AM
For his part in a race-fixing scheme at Cal Expo, former harness driver Daniel R. Maier was sentenced Jan. 25 to one year in Sacramento County jail and five years formal probation. Maier, 23, was convicted of bribery to affect the outcome of a horse race, conspiracy and grand theft in what is believed to be the first successful prosecution of a race-fixing case in California. Maier did not drive...
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British Columbia wins feature trot at Cal-Expo

on 01/26/2008 12:00 AM
A field of mostly conditioned trotters, combined with a couple of horses to be claimed, were featured for a purse of $6,000 on Friday night (January 25) at Cal-Expo, in which British Columbia outlasted her foes.   Before starting from post-position three in the field of seven on a track listed as sloppy, trainer-driver Steve Hyman had no advance plans.   \"I had no expectations, ...
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Kuebler to hang up his blue boots tonight

on 01/26/2008 12:00 AM
Rick Kuebler plans to hang up his whip and those famous blue boots at the conclusion of tonight\'s program at Cal-Expo, and it\'s no coincidence that his next victory in the sulky will be No. 4,284 in his career.   \"That\'s how many wins Joe O\'Brien had when he retired,\" Kuebler explained.  \"He was an idol of mine, and I told myself that if I was ever fortunate enough to get...
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Drill Sergeant Sam marches to victory

on 01/26/2008 12:00 AM
Class shows, but a class reprieve showed even more in Friday night\'s $17,000 high-end trot at Yonkers  Raceway. Favored Drill Sergeant Sam, six nights after tiring on the lead in the Open Hanidcap ranks, went the distance versus the winners-over crowd. With Jim Marshall III doing the honors for trainer Donna Marshall, \"Sam\" found the front from post position four. He stepped around pole-...
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NY bill would aid struggling racinos

on 01/26/2008 12:00 AM
A bill introduced in the New York Assembly Thursday would allow video lottery terminal operators to keep more money to help struggling racinos in the Empire State.   According to a story in the Albany Times Union, the bill introduced by Gary Pretlow, D-Mount Vernon, the chairman of the Assembly Racing And Wagering Committee, would give the eight tracks operating VLTs $50 million to $60 mill...
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Horse of the Year to be named Sunday

on 01/26/2008 12:00 AM
The United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) will hold its 61st annual Night of Champions awards - dinner gala at Dover Downs Hotel Sunday night, where the 2007 Horse of the Year, Trotter of the Year and Pacer of the Year will be revealed. For the second time in its history, the event, hosted by the Delaware Valley USHWA chapter, will honor the outstanding performers of the 2007 raci...
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Panaramic Art extends streak to 18 in Clyde Hirt final

on 01/26/2008 12:00 AM
There was no stopping Panaramic Art and his winning streak Saturday night at the Meadowlands as the 4-year-old gelded son of Hot Pans captured the $83,700 final of the Clyde Hirt Series in 1:51.2 for his 18th straight victory.   Driver George Brennan eased Panaramic Art away at the start from post three and fifth as the field passed the opening quarter in :27.1. On the backstretch Brennen t...
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Mr. Feelgood wins Presidential final in photo finish

on 01/26/2008 12:00 AM
In a three-horse blanket finish longshot Mr. Feelgood (14-1) nosed out another longshot, Palone Ranger (16-1), and captured the $126,500 final of the Presidential Series in 1:50. Special Report was third.   Special Report and Larry Stalbaum took the field to the opening quarter in :26.3 with Mr. Feelgood (Andy Miller), Jilliby Generator (Brian Sears) and Palone Ranger(Cat Manzi) follow...
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Hard To Beat takes Complex final

on 01/26/2008 12:00 AM
Hard To Beat lived up to his name, upsetting favored Race Track Ruler with a 1:51.2 mile in the $75,000 Complex Series final at the Meadowlands Saturday night. It was the second series final victory of the night for Brennan who captured the Clyde Hirt final earlier in the evening with Panaramic Art.   Afer an opening quarter in :27.4 by Don’t Fool Me Now, the favored Race Track Ruler and ...
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Pumped And Glidin in Super Bowl

on 01/25/2008 12:00 AM
Pumped And Glidin, a 33-1 shot who was just sold for $40,000 at the Tattersalls January Select Sale on Monday, got up in the final strides after a first-over trip to win the $68,100 Super Bowl Final Trot at the Meadowlands Thursday night.   In the far turn, Pumped and Glidin charged up first-over, allowing Andy Miller to eventually wear down the betting favorite, Sa...
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Marietta Hall edges Martha Brown in White Ruffles

on 01/25/2008 12:00 AM
After getting into the flow third-over at the half, Marietta Hall held on gamely to the wire to win the $50,750 White Ruffles Pace Final in 1:53.4 Thursday night at the Meadowlands. George Brennan drove Marietta Hall, filling in for Tim Tetrick, who was unable to drive due to a suspension.   Marietta Hall held off Martha Brown, who popped the pocket and tried to tak...
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Horseman Don Boroff dies

on 01/25/2008 12:00 AM
Don Boroff, a native of Ohio who was known for having his 2 year olds ready early--and fast at that--died Jan. 24, at his residence in Georgia after a long illness.   Born in Mercer County, Ohio, Boroff served in World War II with the 84th Infanry Division, where he earned several awards, including the Bronze Star for action in the Battle of the Bulge.   After the war Boroff att...
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