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Woodbine, Mohawk announce 2008 stakes schedule

on 01/22/2008 12:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group has announced its lucrative 2008 Standardbred stakes schedule, which includes the 25th renewal of the $1.5 million(C) Pepsi North America Cup at Mohawk. The stakes calendar, worth more than $20 million in stakes finals this year, is the richest on the continent.   The Pepsi North America Cup, WEG\'s signature harness race, will be held for just the second...
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Seeking all Adirondack horsemen

on 01/22/2008 12:00 AM
Harness Racing Communications (HRC) is on a search mission to find horsemen who have horses in the Adirondack National Park. HRC is asking: \"Are you raising or training horses within the boundaries of the Adirondack National Park? If you are currently breeding, raising or training your horses within the \"Blue Line,\" roughly from Lake George in the south to Dannemora in the north, HRC would like...
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Son of Coktail Jet wins big under saddle

on 01/21/2008 12:00 AM
Trotters competed under sadde in the Prix de Cornulier at Hippodrome de Vincennes in Paris Sunday, and the winner, Magnificent Rodney, a son of Coktail Jet trained by Ulf Nordin, took the winner\'s share of the $1 million-plus purse.   The Swedish-bred Hot Tub, a son of Sugarcane Hanover out of the Nevele Pride mare Bathing Beauty, took the early lead in the race, but wa...
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New Jug book to be published

on 01/21/2008 12:00 AM
The Delaware County Fair and the Little Brown Jug Society have announced that a new publication,  featuring personal and-or favorite memories of Jug week, is underway.“We are excited to tell the stories that make the Little Brown Jug what it is today,” said Phil Terry, LBJ Marketing Director.  “There are so many great stories surrounding the Jug and the races at the Delaware C...
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Yonkers discontinues dark-day simulcasting

on 01/21/2008 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway will no longer offer evening simulcasting during non-racing nights, effective immediately. The track had remained open for simulcasting the first two Wednesdays and Thursdays of January. Throughout January, live harness racing is offered every Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, with first post at 7:40 pm. Evening simulcasting accompanies all live cards, with afterno...
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Artcotic brings $315,000 at Tattersalls

on 01/21/2008 12:00 AM
The \"Magnificent Mares\" section of the Tattersalls January Mixed Sale at the Meadowlands shifted the sale into overdrive on Monday afternoon as Breeders Crown champion Artcotic brought a whopping $315,000 from trainer George Teague Jr. and Danae and Isabella Blue Chip brought bids in the $200,000 range.   Teague conditioned Artcotic, who was being sold because of a dispersal of ...
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A high calibre night at Dover for Morgan

on 01/20/2008 12:00 AM
The sport\'s winningest driver of 2006, Tony Morgan, won a six-pack of races including the $12,600 Delaware pace feature on Saturday at Dover Downs. Morgan, the leading driver in early 2008, moved Greg Simendinger\'s High Calibre N to the outside heading to the three quarters and then zipped in to lead and never stopped en route to a 1:52.4 score. Motu Hat Trick N (George Dennis) came down the pas...
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Trio of opens highlight Yonkers card

on 01/20/2008 12:00 AM
The two-party system which caucused and primaried elsewhere Saturday night were no match for the three Open Handicap platform fully endorsed by Yonkers Raceway. The Open \'Caps, each worth $30,000 of soft money, featured the usual fare of pacers, trotters and distaff pacers. Mr. PBN (Eric Abbatiello), disinterested early from post position three, used a bold brush in and out of the intermis...
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No nonsense with this last-to-first win at Pompano

on 01/20/2008 12:00 AM
After having a two-race winning streak snapped last week when missing by a head to Eleven A M, No Nonsense Yankee avenged that defeat on Saturday when going from last to first to post a 1:51.2 victory in the $14,000 Open Handicap Pace at Pompano Park.   Driven from post seven by Wally Hennessey, No Nonsense Yankee dropped back to last place in the seven-horse field as Sandstorm N (Daryl B...
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Round two of Presidential Series held

on 01/20/2008 12:00 AM
Special Report wore down Mypanmar at the wire to capture his $50,000 Presidential series division on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.  Special Report, with driver Larry Stalbaum, benefited from a pocket trip and battled hard against Mypanmar in the final strides, edging him out by a neck in 1:50.1. Fake Denario N finished third.   Special Report paid $4.20 to win the nigh...
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Jamieson brings in a bomb in Glorys Comet

on 01/20/2008 12:00 AM
It was bombs away in Saturday\'s $86,000(C) Glorys Comet Trotting Series final at Woodbine when Speed Bomb connected at odds of 40-1 for driver Jody Jamieson in 1:54.4. The victory spoiled the attempt at a series sweep for Chick N Tell who got away slowly from post two and then was mired in traffic for much of the mile. In the meantime, Jamieson had Speed Bomb leaving alertly from post nine and fo...
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Who\'s your daddy in the Willowdale?

on 01/20/2008 12:00 AM
Daddy Mac positioned himself for a possible sweep of this year\'s Willowdale Pacing Series for 4 year olds with narrow victory in Saturday night\'s second round at Woodbine Racetrack for driver Randy Waples. The gelded son of Camluck-San Francine converted off a two-hole trip to score in 1:52.4 in the first $40,000(C) split and, in the process, snapped Keystone Matt\'s win streak at three as he he...
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Panaramic Art continues to win impressively

on 01/19/2008 12:00 AM
Panaramic Art turned in another masterful performance as he rolled to his 17th straight victory on Friday night at the Meadowlands.Starting from the inside post, driver George Brennan sent Panaramic Art to the lead and he drew off to a three-length win in the fourth race, an $18,000 division of the Clyde Hirt Series for pacers 4 years old and under. Panaramic Art paced the mile in 1:52 and pa...
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Snowshoe sweep for Stonebridge On Ice

on 01/19/2008 12:00 AM
Stonebridge On Ice shattered his competition Friday night at Woodbine and made it a Snowshoe Series sweep, when he paced to a 1 1/4-length victory in the $46,500(C) final in 1:52.4. Last Call Hanover and Rick Zeron were the early leaders, setting a first-quarter fraction of :28.1, before being overtaken by Just The Begrining and Jody Jamieson. They enjoyed their lead for only seconds bef...
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He may be a punk, but he\'s a winning punk

on 01/19/2008 12:00 AM
Classy veteran--and public choice--Punk Man lasted on the lead in Friday night\'s $19,000 featured high-conditioned trot at Yonkers Raceway. With Jim Meittinis doing the honors for trainer Paul Wojtowicz, Punk Man was on the move early from post position two. He stepped around pole-sitter Roman Holiday (Stephane Bouchard, four winners on the 12-race card), securing the lead before a :28.4 openin...
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Ingraham finds Pompano circle five times

on 01/19/2008 12:00 AM
While Wednesday evening at Pompano Park belonged to Hall of Fame driver Wally Hennessey, who won his 7,000th race, another veteran driver took center stage at the South Florida oval on Friday as David Ingraham visited the winner’s circle with five of his eight drives on the 12-race card .   A 47-year-old native of Waterville, Maine, Ingraham began his evening with a victory behind ...
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Play At Wynn posts second straight White Ruffles upset

on 01/18/2008 12:00 AM
Sauce Two K won his seventh straight race in as many starts Thursday night at the Meadowlands, capturing the first of three $12,500 second-round divisions of the Super Bowl Trotting Series with a 1:56.4 effort for driver Brian Sears. Sauce Two K was able to hold off a game Rushmore Hanover and driver Tim Tetrick to win by three-quarters of a length, with the Steve Smith-driven Worldclass Guy thir...
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A blue chip win in Blizzard finale

on 01/18/2008 12:00 AM
Using a take-no-prisoners approach, Bette Blue Chip posted a sharp gate-to-wire effort in winning Thursday night\'s $42,800(C) final of the Blizzard Pacing Series for 3 and 4-year-old fillies and mares at Woodbine Racetrack. Jody Jamieson sent the daughter of Art Major-Roses For Emma straight to the front from post five in the field of nine and she led entrymate First Draw at the quick first qu...
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A game win in Dover\'s Thursday feature

on 01/18/2008 12:00 AM
Game Speed climaxed a big night for the Callahan family by winning the $13,200 Delaware trot feature over a \"sloppy\" track on Thursday at Dover Downs. Corey Callahan drove four winners; his father owned and trained three of them. On a night that started with a short blizzard-like snow shower that turned into a drizzle with slightly higher temperatures, Callahan, the third leading driver...
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Second-over trip makes for a simply-made win

on 01/18/2008 12:00 AM
Open I handicap trotters, racing for an $8,000 purse, were featured at Cal Expo on Thursday night, and after a perfect trip in the pocket last week it was a perfect second-over trip this time around for Simply Made, both resulting in wins.   Prior to starting from post five in the field of the same number, trainer-driver Ed Hensley was not intimidated by his two formidable foes. \"I though...
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