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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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National Harness Handicapping Championship set for June 21

on 01/18/2008 12:00 AM
The 2008 National Harness Handicapping Championship has been set for June 21 at the Meadowlands Racetrack. The NHHC is the only championship tournament for harness players to feature a $50,000 guaranteed grand prize. Players may earn their way into the June championship through participation in a qualifying tournament at an NHHC partner outlet or by direct buy-in. The cost to enter ...
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Raffaello Ambrosio to stand for SRF

on 01/18/2008 12:00 AM
Raffaello Ambrosio, a son of Victory Dream, will stand stallion duty in 2008 at Walnridge Farm of New Jersey and all proceeds from fees collected from breedings will go to the Standardbred Retirement Foundation. Paula Campbell president of The Standardbred Retirement Foundation, and Peter Gerry, a partner in the Arden Homestead Stable and a director of the Standarbred Retirement Foundation, made t...
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SRF breedings available

on 01/18/2008 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) has many of the top stallion breedings available for 2008. Below is a list of stallions available. This list is not final. You can check the www.adoptahorse.org for updates.   All 3-year-old pacing offspring of stallions listed below are eligible to the Standardbred Retirement Foundation Open Paces at Freehold Raceway on April...
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Hall of Famer reaches milestone at Pompano

on 01/17/2008 12:00 AM
Hall of Famer Wally Hennessey became the 22nd driver in harness racing history to reach the 7,000-win plateau on Wednesday when guiding Blessed Victory through the wire first in the 11th race at Pompano Park.   Starting from post nine in the non-winners trot, Blessed Victory led every step of the way en route to a seven-length triumph, covering the mile in 1:58.2 to give Hennessey his land...
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Self Professed repeats in Dover trot

on 01/17/2008 12:00 AM
Self Professed won the $26,000 Open Trot for the second straight week on trot-filled Wednesday at Dover Downs. Jake\'s Nordic swept to victory in the $22,000 Jr. Open Trot and the sport\'s leading driver, Tony Morgan, added four wins to bring his 2008 total to 43. Leaving from post one, Morgan directed Self Professed to the lead and then battled side-by-side with Mighty Moses an...
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Cal Expo license extended despite financial problems

on 01/17/2008 12:00 AM
Although the Sacramento Harness Association’s license to race at Cal Expo was set to expire Saturday, the California Horse Racing Board has reportedly granted an extension through March 30. The current meet is scheduled to run through Aug. 2, but financial problems could prompt a change. According to a story in Thursday’s Sacramento Bee, the SHA must present audited financial statements and p...
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Denny Hawk dies at 58

on 01/17/2008 12:00 AM
Dennis “Denny” Hawk, a top driver at The Meadows in the mid to late 1970s, died Jan. 12 in Florida. He was 58.   Mr. Hawk’s last official drive in a race was on March 22, 1986, at Raceway Park. He drove 685 winners during his career.   At the time of his death, Mr. Hawk was an agent with Farmers Insurance.   He is survived by his mother, Delores Arthur, and step-father, ...
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$3.7 million jackpot for Swedish wager

on 01/17/2008 12:00 AM
The Swedish V64 wager, which is offered at the Meadowlands, Freehold and Saratoga Gaming & Racing, has a carryover jackpot of $3.7 million for the Wednesday, Jan. 23, races.   The big carryover was created when there was no payout for four correct selections on Jan. 16 due to the fact that the payment did not meet the minimum threshold required by the Swedish gover...
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More sales set for Canada\'s Forest City

on 01/17/2008 12:00 AM
Forest City Standardbred Sales and Western Fair Association have announced that they have entered into a long term partnership agreement to conduct a total of four Standardbred horse sales each year at the London, Ontario facility known as the Agriplex.   Forest City will expand this year to conduct a Selected Yearling Sale on Sunday, Oct. 19, followed by an auction for preferred yearl...
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