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Donato, Val Taurus, Pampered Princess meet in 2nd elim

on 10/03/2007 2:00 AM
It won\'t take until the second heat of Saturday\'s $742,000 Kentucky Futurity at The Red Mile for Donato Hanover, Val Taurus and Pampered Princess to meet up as the three sophomore trotters drew in together in the second of two eliminations. Although the three standouts will line up behind the starting gate in that same elim, the connections of all three trotters were pleased with the draw. &nbs...
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Freshman filly pacers blaze to ISS victories

on 10/03/2007 2:00 AM
Jody Jamieson moved Beachy Girl to the lead shortly past the :55 half and from there she absolutely cruised to a 1:51 victory in the first of four divisions of the $386,000 International Stallion Stake for 2-year-old filly pacers Wednesday afternoon at The Red Mile.   There was no doubt as to the best in the seven-filly field as Beachy Girl won by about six lengths over Knock Three Times an...
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Fox Valley Barzgar to stand at Walnut Hall Ltd.

on 10/03/2007 2:00 AM
Fox Valley Barzgar p,2, 1:50.2, will stand at Walnut Hall Ltd. in Lexington, Ky., beginning with the 2008 breeding season. The announcement was made by Alan J. Leavitt, president and general manager of Walnut Hall Ltd., which is owned by his wife, Meg Jewett.   One of the fastest 2-year-old pacers of all time, Fox Valley Barzgar took his record of 1:50.2 winning the $410,000 Woodrow Wilson ...
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Filly to take on colts in Kentucky Futurity

on 10/02/2007 2:00 AM
Trainer Jimmy Takter told harnessracing.com Tuesday morning that he and owners Bob and David Anderson have decided to start Pampered Princess in Saturday’s $600,000(est) Kentucky Futurity against the colts at The Red Mile and pass on Friday’s Filly Futurity.   “David and Bob Anderson made the decision to go in the Futurity. They want to go against the boys,” trainer Jimmy ...
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Park\'em Out Missy wins Monticello open

on 10/02/2007 2:00 AM
For two consecutive seasons Park’em Out Missy has been among Monticello Raceway’s best pacing mares. After earning  $51,179 here during the 2006 campaign this season the  6-year-old daughter of Park Place has amassed a $62,000 bankroll for the Durazzano Stable Associates, an amount which was bolstered by a 1:56.2 victory in the track\'s weekly $10,200 Mare’s Preferre...
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Paul Buer to open public stable

on 10/02/2007 2:00 AM
After working as private trainer for Joie De Vie Farm and Lindy Farm the past six years, Paul Buer has told harnessracing.com he is opening his own public stable. The Norwegian born Buer, 35, came to the United States in 2001 after being hired by Joie De Vie Farm, which had been advertising the job opening.   “I saw an ad in the Norwegian version of The Horseman And Fair World. (Joie De V...
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Filly trotter wins in record 1:52.4

on 10/02/2007 2:00 AM
Snow White set a new world record for 2-year-old trotters Tuesday afternoon at The Red Mile, easily scoring a 1:52.4 victory in her $81,250 International Stallion Stake division. The time shattered the previous mark for freshman filly trotters of 1:54.2 set by Possess The Magic and equaled by Snow White in her previous win in the Oakville final at Mohawk.   Driver John Campbell got aw...
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Hazel Park to remain open as Michigan budget passed

on 10/01/2007 2:00 AM
A 4 a.m. vote in the Michigan Senate this morning averted a possible shutdown of state government, including the closing of Hazel Park Raceway and all the other racetracks in the state. When Lt. Gov. John Cherry cast the deciding vote on a budget package for a 20-19 outcome, it was the minimum needed for passage.   If the bill had not been passed, Michigan’s government would hav...
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Tim Tetrick at Balmoral Tuesday night

on 10/01/2007 2:00 AM
Tim Tetrick will be piloting horses at Balmoral on Tuesday night, deciding to return home to drive Gloria Wyoming in the $120,000 Lady Lincoln Land Stakes. The 2-year-old filly has post six in the featured fifth event for Illinois-bred trotting distaffs. “The owners are from Fairfield, Il., near my hometown,” Tetrick said. “And the trainer—Ken Collier—is an old family fri...
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Yonkers Trot winner joins Val Taurus as supplemental entries

on 10/01/2007 2:00 AM
Trainer Jim Raymer said Monday morning that he plans on supplementing Yonkers Trot winner Green Day to Saturday’s $600,000 Kentucky Futurity at The Red Mile, setting up a possible match-up with Hambletonian winner Donato Hanover, and published reports also state the connections of Montreal-based trotter Val Taurus plan to make the $50,000 supplemental payment. Green Day, who foll...
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Tattersalls accepting entries for Jan. sale

on 10/01/2007 2:00 AM
The Tattersalls Sales Company is now accepting entries for the Meadowlands January Select Mixed Sale, to be held on Monday, Jan. 21, in the Meadowlands race paddock. Tattersalls recently signed a long-term agreement with the Meadowlands to continue the sport’s top winter sale at that venue.   “We’re happy to offer our consignors and buyers a long-term commitment to selling at the Mead...
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Burke takes 2 PASS 3YO finals at Pocono

on 09/30/2007 2:00 AM
Four $100,000 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Championships were held for sophomores on Saturday at Pocono Downs and the new champions are Western Graduate, May June Character, Up Front Ben and Loch Katrine.   Western Graduate, fresh off her Jugette triumph, closed out her stellar PASS career with a thrilling comeback win in the final for 3-year-old filly pacers. She was sent off as the ...
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Alice springs to eighth straight win at Pompano

on 09/29/2007 2:00 AM
Ciara Stable and Michael Polansky’s Alice Springs stretched her unbeaten streak to eight at Pompano Park on Friday when capturing a $5,305 leg of the Sunshine State Stakes for 2-year-old filly pacers in 1:57.1.   Driven from post four by Wally Hennessey, Alice Springs cruised through an opening quarter mile in :28.4, briefly yielding the lead to Howard’s Baby (Bruce Ranger) before...
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Harness stable involved in New York fraud case

on 09/29/2007 2:00 AM
New York lawyer Paul Kellerman has been sentenced to two years in prison for conspiracy to committ mail fraud in a scandal that involves the Zdravo Maria Stable that raced Standardbreds on the East Coast.   According to reports, Paul Kellerman\'s twin brother, Eric, stole money from his clients\' real estate escrow funds and used it to fund the stable, which has owned several...
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Genuwine fastest in Bluegrass 2-Year-Old Colt Pace

on 09/29/2007 2:00 AM
In a reversal of fortunes from their match-up 12 days ago in a Simpson division, MCA was able to surge past Its That Time to win the first of four divisions of the $436,000 Bluegrass for 2-year-old colt pacers Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile.   Dave Palone sent MCA to the lead and set an opening fraction of :28.4 before John Campbell rushed Its That Time to the front. The scenario was th...
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Vivid Photo trots in 1:51.2 in Red Mile open

on 09/29/2007 2:00 AM
Vivid Photo led wire to wire to win the $10,000 Allerage Farm Open Trot Saturday at The Red Mile, with his 1:51.2 effort equaling Corleone Kosmos and Donato Hanover as the fastest trotters of 2007. Trainer-driver Roger Hammer was in the sulky behind Vivid Photo as he clicked off fractions of :28.1, :56 and 1:24 for closing out his mile with a final quarter of :27.2.   Yonkers Trot winner Gr...
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Donato Hanover notches 17th in a row

on 09/29/2007 2:00 AM
Donato Hanover coasted to his 17th straight victory and ninth in as many starts this year with an effortless 1:52 victory in the first of two $136,000 Bluegrass divisions for 3-year-old colt trotters Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile. With Ron Pierce driving, Donato Hanover coasted to the win which pushed his seasonal earnings to more than $1.9 million.   Pierce got away first from post tw...
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Big efforts in Buegrass 3CP divisions

on 09/29/2007 2:00 AM
Always A Virgin, coming off his third-place finish in the Little Brown Jug final last week, captured the first of three divisions of the $280,000 Bluegrass for 3-year-old colt pacers Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile. Brian Sears drove the son of Western Ideal to the 1:49.1 victory, brushing to the front past the quarter and leading the rest of the distance.   Running Book finished second ...
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Jereme\'s Jet time-trials in 1:47

on 09/29/2007 2:00 AM
Jereme\'s Jet, with John Campbell driving, time-trialed in 1:47 flat Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile, the third fastest mile in history, behind only Cambest\'s 1:46.1 time trial in 1993 at Springfield, Ill., and Holborn Hanover\'s 1:46.4 win in the U.S. Pacing Championship at the Meadowlands last year.   Jereme\'s Jet posted fractions of :27.2, :53.3 and 1:20.1 before closing out his mil...
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Indiana awards 2008 race dates

on 09/28/2007 2:00 AM
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission awarded 2008 race dates Thursday, Sept. 27 with 151 days of racing allocated to the state’s harness horsemen. Hoosier Park will host a 71-day program, while Indiana Downs will offer 80 days of racing. The 2008 calendar provides for eight more days of racing than the 2007 schedule. Hoosier Park’s program will begin April 5 and conclude July 6. The Anderson o...
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