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Yonkers opens 2008 season Monday night

on 01/06/2008 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway commences its 2008 live harness scheduile Monday night, with a 10-race progam at the usual 7:40 p.m. first post. Throughout January, live racing goes every Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at that same 7:40 p.m. Evening simulcasting is  available Monday through Saturday, while afternoon simulcasting is offered around the NYRA achedule. The remainder of Yonker...
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Longshot Chuck N Tell takes Glorys Comet opener at Woodbine

on 01/06/2008 12:00 AM
Chick N Tell took advantage of a shocking break at the start by heavily favored Armbro Continental to capture Saturday night’s lone $50,000 division in the opening round of the Glorys Comet Trotting Series at Woodbine.Leaving from post three in the bulky 11-horse field, the six-year-old son of Glory B River-Power Chickette got away fourth in the early going when the prohibitive choice, Armbro Co...
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She\'s Got Appeal wins Dover feature in photo finish

on 01/06/2008 12:00 AM
She\'s Got Appeal won a cavalry charge finish in 1:57.2 in the $13,200 Delaware 4-&-5-Year-Old pace Saturday night at Dover Downs. Tony Morgan racked up seven wins. Mike Cole drove She\'s Got Appeal between horses to win a four-horse photo finish in 1:57.2 in a field of seven distaffers in the feature event. Trish Foulk conditions the 4-year-old Park Place mare for Foulk Stabl...
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American Lane trots to 1:53.4 Open victory

on 01/05/2008 12:00 AM
American Lane made a quick move to the front past the opening quarter and held on to win the $46,500 Open Trot Friday night at the Meadowlands. Cat Manzi drove American Lane to victory in a well-rated 1:53.4. Master Pine finished a half-length behind in second and Americas Finast was third. American Lane paid $5.40 to win the fifth race. American Lane started the year off right, increasing his tot...
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Armbro Artistic wins by a nose at Pompano

on 01/05/2008 12:00 AM
A nose separated the top three finishers in Friday’s featured $14,000 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap Pace at Pompano Park, with Armbro Artistic edging out Catalina Morgan and up Front Lady to prevail by a nose in a lifetime best 1:53.3.   Armbro Artistic didn’t get overly involved in the early stages of the Friday feature as driver Anthony Napolitano eased the daughter of Artiscape b...
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Two wins bring Hennesey closer to 7,000 wins

on 01/05/2008 12:00 AM
Hall of Fame driver Wally Hennessey visited the Pompano Park winner’s circle twice on the Friday program, bringing his career victory total to 6,992.   Hennessey prevailed in the eighth race of the evening with the 5-year-old pacing mare Mary Artman ($9.20) before closing out the night with a winning mile behind the 9-year-old pacing mare Ms Bossy Pants ($4.20) in the finale. &nb...
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One upset in trio of Snowshoe splits at Woodbine

on 01/05/2008 12:00 AM
Two favorites prevailed while there was one upset in Friday night\'strio of $16,000 divisions in the opening round of the Snowshoe Pacing Series for three and four-year-olds at Woodbine Racetrack.Stonebridge On Ice posted his second straight win at Woodbine with a convincing 1:53.1 victory in the opening split for driver Mike Saftic. The four-year-old gelded son of Camluck-Glacier Express made a q...
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Favorites take two splits

on 01/04/2008 12:00 AM
Despite frigid temperatures and blustery winds, Locamotion Baby and Maeve Hanover, the favorites, didn’t disappoint in two $16,000 divisions of the Blizzard Pacing Series for 3- and 4-year-old fillies and mares at Woodbine Thursday night. In race 3, Randy Waples hustled 8-5 choice Locamotion Baby to the outside for a one-length win over the late-charging Blue Mist (Phil Hudon) in 1:56.2. A ga...
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Rusty\'s Biggie Romps in Dover feature trot

on 01/04/2008 12:00 AM
Rusty\'s Biggie romped to victory in the $13,000 trot, while Reserve Forces and Sniper Hall won the top paces on Thursday at Dover Downs. Eddie Davis Jr. had a four-bagger.   Vic Kirby and Rusty\'s Biggie ranged up three wide at the three quarters and rolled past the leaders to quickly take over and then pulled away for a 1:57.1 victory in the $13,000 feature trot. Tom Kirby trains th...
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Ohoka Jasper scores at Cal-Expo after better start

on 01/04/2008 12:00 AM
After never being a factor in his last, Ohoka Jasper got back on the winning track.   Open 1 Handicap trotters, racing for an $8,000 purse, were featured on a windy Thursday night (January 3) at Cal-Expo, in which Ohoka Jasper was the pocket-rocket.   Before starting from his assigned post-three in the field of five over a tracked labeled as sloppy, trainer-driver Rick Plano wasn...
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Tim Tetrick adds another award

on 01/04/2008 12:00 AM
Tim Tetrick, harness racing’s new superstar who rose from obscurity to new world records in 2007, winning more races and purse money in a single season than anyone in history, has added Harness Tracks of America’s Driver of the Year to his laurels.   The award, the most difficult in harness racing to win, requires a driver to finish in the top 25 in North America in money won, races won...
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Leerhsen wins HTA\'s Dan Patch Award

on 01/04/2008 12:00 AM
Charlie Leerhsen, executive editor at Sports Illustrated and author of the soon-to-be published Simon and Schuster production Crazy Good: The Story of Dan Patch, the Most Famous Horse in America, is the winner of Harness Tracks of America\'s 2008 award for contributions to publicity, publishing and promotion of harness racing.   Leerhsen, one of the finest writers plying the trade in Americ...
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Source Of Luck takes chilly Pompano feature

on 01/03/2008 12:00 AM
With temperatures hovering around the 40-degree mark on a blustery evening by Pompano Park standards, the 14-year-old veteran trotter Source Of Luck appeared to be invigorated by the chill, as the gelding began his final season of racing by taking the $5,500 featured non-winners trot in 1:59.4.   Driven by Bruce Ranger, Source Of Luck was away alertly from post three, but had no qualms abo...
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Oosting takes Balmoral drivers\' title

on 01/03/2008 12:00 AM
In recent years veterans Mike Oosting and Ken Rucker have become fixtures in the winner’s circle at Balmoral Park. So it should come as no surprise that this successful duo added yet another driving and training title to their respective resumes with some eye-catching numbers.     Oosting, who notched his 3,000th career driving victory earlier in the year, piloted 326 winners in...
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Bouchard, Case take Yonkers titles

on 01/03/2008 12:00 AM
Form held in Yonkers Raceway\'s just-concluded 2007 racing season, as Stephane Bouchard earned his  fifth consecutive driving title and Tim Case was the leading trainer for the fourth time in the last five seasons. For Bouchard, it was another excellent adventure as the Raceway concluded its 309-program calendar New Year\'s Eve. The 41-year-old nativie of Montreal won 508 races from 2,...
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Ann Curran receives 2007 Cam Fella Award

on 01/03/2008 12:00 AM
Standardbred Canada is pleased to announce that Ottawa-area horsewoman Ann Curran, creator and co-ordinator of the Mildred Williams International Women’s Driving Series, has been voted the 2007 recipient of the Cam Fella Award. The Cam Fella Award will be presented to Ms. Curran at the annual O\'Brien Awards banquet on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, ON. N...
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Taurus Dream returns to New York

on 01/03/2008 12:00 AM
Taurus Dream, a two-time New York Sires Stakes champion, returns to the Empire State in 2008 to stand at Sun E Hill Farm in Champlain.   From his first small crop to race, Taurus Dream is already the sire of Val Taurus 3, 1:53.2s ($361,688), winner of 16 of 18 starts in his two seasons at the races. Donato Hanover is the only horse to defeat Val Taurus.   Taurus Dream also sired su...
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Brooks released from jail, sent to guarded confinement

on 01/03/2008 12:00 AM
Standardbred owner David Brooks, arrested last October on several charges, including securities and tax fraud, was released from prison Thursday by a New York federal judge and sent to home confinement as he awaits trial. Brooks, the owner of such horses as 2004 Little Brown Jug winner Timesareachanging, Grinfromeartoear, I Am A Fool and Western Terror, was accused of stealing nearly $20...
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Master Pine hoping to master the Big M

on 01/03/2008 12:00 AM
Five-year-old trotter Master Pine has battled past gastric and respiratory ailments to become a contender in the open ranks and he returns to the Meadowlands in Friday night’s $46,500 fifth race, where he will try to prove to trainer Josh Green that he is ready to embark on a major stakes campaign.   Master Pine won nine races and $154,606 last season. Owned by Mark Moger of New...
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Stonebridge Kisses scores in Mares Open

on 01/02/2008 12:00 AM
Martin Scharf\'s Stonebridge Kisses, a 12-time winner in 2007, kicked off the new year with a 1:52.3 victory in the $26,000 Mares Open Pace on Tuesday at Dover Downs. With Eric Goodell in the bike, Stonebridge Kisses moved early to get the lead in front of the grandstand and then bid adieu to five followers to win the distaff feature by two lengths. Nidya A, driven by Tim Tetrick, proved ...
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