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Four track records fall Wednesday at Harrington

on 10/11/2007 2:00 AM
Four new track records were set or equaled Wednesday at Harrington Raceway with the most impressive mark set by John Celii and Brenda and George Teague\'s Badlands Nitro (Wayne Long), who reeled off a scorching 1:53.4 win in a $20,000 division of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund Stakes (DSBF) for 2-year-old colt pacers. Not only did it establish a track record, but it was t...
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Currier & Ives stay extended at Kentucky Horse Park

on 10/11/2007 2:00 AM
There’s still time to catch the highly acclaimed presentation “The Story of Harness Racing By Currier & Ives and The Kentucky Connection” at the Kentucky Horse Park outside Lexington. Originally scheduled to close on Oct. 21, this exceptional display has been extended until Sunday, Oct. 28.   Produced by The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.Y., the inter...
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Meadows casino construction on schedule

on 10/11/2007 2:00 AM
Meadows Racetrack & Casino officials today provided a construction update on its $155 million casino, which includes a 200-room hotel and luxury spa. The permanent 350,000 square-foot casino, which will create 1,200 jobs, is slated to open in early 2009.   “We recently finished all work surrounding the demolition of the old grandstand and surrounding buildings,” said Meadows Vi...
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**NEW**Wire To Wire

on 10/11/2007 2:00 AM
After being in Lexington for the Kentucky Futurity and seeing Donato Hanover win in straight heats in dominating fashion, Andrew Cohen is pumped up about post-race talk about a possible match-up near year\'s end at the Meadowlands between that 3-year-old star trotter and the veteran standout Vivid Photo. This would be the first time Hambo winners have met in the same race since 1965...
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Woodbine appeals ORC decision regarding Sundays

on 10/11/2007 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group has appealed the decision by the Ontario Racing Commission to decline its request to cancel eight Sundays of racing in November and December. A hearing has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, which is open to the public.  
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Artcotic favored in New Jersey Sire Stakes final

on 10/11/2007 2:00 AM
Artcotic, the New Jersey Sire Stakes champion at Freehold last year, will attempt to repeat in the $85,000 final for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday at Freehold Raceway.   The daughter of Artiscape–Pumped has been installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite in the seventh race feature. She will leave from post three with Stephen Smith driving. The George Teague Jr. tr...
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Babic elims to be raced Saturday at Freehold

on 10/11/2007 2:00 AM
New Jersey Sire Stakes winners Dreamlands Latte, Happy Dreamer and McArdle Park are among the 2-year-old pacers competing in elimination races this weekend at Freehold Raceway which will determine the fields for the finals of the Lou Babic Memorial on Oct. 20.   The Babics are raced in the memory of prominent New Jersey horse owner Lou Babic and are restricted to New Jersey-sired pacers.&n...
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Drive All Night motors to PA fair final victory

on 10/10/2007 2:00 AM
Three of four favorites continued their winning ways in the second of two days of the $80,000 PA Sire Stakes Fair Championship races conducted at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, with the fourth winner on this “all-colt” day a name well-known by Pennsylvania sports fans, if not particularly well-backed on this occasion.   Drive All Night, part of the 1-9 Schoeffel Stable entry in the freshm...
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Freshman colt trotters set for Cardinal final

on 10/10/2007 2:00 AM
State-bred trotting colts were back in the spotlight on Tuesday night as 15 diagonally gaited 2 year olds battled in a pair of $7,500 Cardinal Stakes eliminations at Balmoral Park. The top five finishers in each division will be back next week to slug it out for $56,000.   In the first elimination Fox Valley Standardbreds and Jim Edgar’s rising star Fox Valley Odyssey continued to roll, p...
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2-year-old filly trotter Locksweeper wins in 1:54.3

on 10/10/2007 2:00 AM
Locksweeper demolished the Colonial Downs\' track record and world record for 2-year-old trotting fillies on a greater-than-one-mile track Tuesday night with a 6 3/4-length win in 1:54.3 that swept 1998 Breeders Crown winner Musical Victory out of the record books. Locksweeper was dominant from start to finish under the direction of trainer, driver and co-owner Dan O’Mara. The Lockkeepe...
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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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