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Pacer, trotter score 1st wins of Dover Downs\' meet

on 12/16/2007 12:00 AM
Pacer Scylla Hanover and trotter Goodbye Daddy both posted their first wins of the meet during a light rain in the Saturday co-feature races at Dover Downs. In a $13,700 Delaware filly and mare pace, Scylla Hanover owned and trained by Bobby Rice, set a personal record of 1:55.4 as Jim King drove the 4-year-old son of The Panderosa to victory in her seventh race this meet. She\'s Got App...
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Just The Beginning fastest in Valedictory opener

on 12/16/2007 12:00 AM
Heavily favored Mr. Saratoga was an easy gate-to-wire winner in one of three $18,000 divisions in Saturday night\'s opening round of the Valedictory Pacing Series for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers at Woodbine Racetrack. The victory was the third in a row for the son of Million Dollar Cam-Miss Sara Toga and improved his record to nine wins in 10 starts in his first season at the races for...
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Clock strikes 11 a.m. again at Pompano

on 12/16/2007 12:00 AM
Eleven AM tallied his second consecutive victory at Pompano Park on Saturday to remain atop the local aged pacing division, capturing the featured $14,000 Open Handicap Pace at the South Florida oval in 1:51.2.   Guided from post five by Bruce Ranger, Eleven AM settled briefly in fourth place through the opening stages of the Saturday feature as Sandstorm N (Daryl Bier) outfough...
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A Down Under dirty battle in Yonkers open

on 12/16/2007 12:00 AM
It was down and dirty between a pair of Down Unders in Saturday night\'s $30,000 Open Handicap Pace at Yonkers Raceway. The Flyin\' Doctor N (Jeff Gregory) had his New Zealand nose on the line just before that of King Cat Anvil N (Jordan Stratton), getting the mile in 1:53.3. Leaving from post position three (in one notch after the defection--judges--of Rain Train), The Flyin\' Doctor N wat...
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Stylish Solution wins ninth straight in Open

on 12/15/2007 12:00 AM
Stylish Solution extended her winning streak to nine wins Friday night in the $46,500 Fillies and Mares Open at the Meadowlands.   Brian Sears brushed Stylish Solution to the top in a :55.1 half and she gamely held off all challengers to win in 1:51:3. Stylish Solution paid $3.60 in the night’s fifth race. After battling neck and neck through the lane, Little Miss Dragon defeated KG Deli...
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Hypnotize has mares in a trance at Pompano

on 12/15/2007 12:00 AM
For the second consecutive week, Hypnotize proved to be the top female pacer in Florida, capturing the featured $14,000 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap Pace at Pompano Park on Friday in 1:53.   Guided from post five by Kevin Wallis, Hypnotize dropped back to fifth place through the opening stages of the Friday feature as Tintabella N (Daryl Bier) was moved aggressively to the front, cutti...
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Isle Of Capri gets $100,000 raise; Van Lennep Series added

on 12/15/2007 12:00 AM
The Isle Casino & Racing at Pompano Park has announced a $100,000 purse increase for its signature race, the Isle of Capri Pacing Series Final, while establishing a counterpart series for female pacers that will be named in honor of Frances Dodge Van Lennep.   The 10th annual Isle of Capri Pacing Series Final, to be contested on March 1, 2008, will carry a guaranteed purse of $250,000...
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Polvinale top bidder in Glidemaster auction

on 12/15/2007 12:00 AM
Longtime horse owner John Polvinale of New Jersey was the winning bidder on the Glidemaster auction on eBay to benefit the Clyde Hirt Journalism Workshop.   Polvinale won a one-of-a-kind print autographed by drivers John Campbell and George Brennan, who guided Glidemaster to the Triple Crown, and trainer Blair Burgess. The print commemorates Glidemaster\'s Horse of the Year honor. The auct...
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Justice Hall closes career with victory at Yonkers

on 12/15/2007 12:00 AM
The classy Justice Hall left the racing ranks a popular winner Friday nigbt, easily handling the co-featured $30,000 Open Handicap Trot at Yonkers Raceway. With Jim Meittinis doing the honors for co-owners (trainer Kevin Thomas) and Mary Katz, Justice Hall--unhurried from post position four--watched as  Par One (Jeff Gregory) led through early fractions of :28.1 and :57.4. Unable to get Lon...
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Ohoka Jasper equals career mark at Cal Expo

on 12/15/2007 12:00 AM
A well-rated second-quarter in a competitive field turned out to be the difference for Ohoka Jasper. The best trotters on the Cal-Expo grounds met up on Friday night in an $8,000 Open Handicap l trot, in which Ohoka Jasper wouldn\'t be denied.   Prior to starting from post position five in the field of six, trainer/driver Rick Plano knew he was one of the major players.  ...
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Pretty Pacific wires Mares Open at Northfield

on 12/15/2007 12:00 AM
Ida Hardmnan\'s Pretty Pacific, a 4-year-old Pacific Fella mare, gave Andy Shetler his third win on the night when she won the $8,000 Mares Open Pace in 1:56.4 at Northfield Park.   The win was her sixthth this season as Pretty Pacific went coast-to-coast, defeating Summer Life N and Look To Book. Frenchy Fuller trains the winner, who posted fractions of :28.2, :57.2 and 1:26.3 en route to ...
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2,000 wins for Don Currier Jr.

on 12/15/2007 12:00 AM
Going into the 12- race program at Northville Downs on Friday night driver Don Currier Jr. needed only four victories to reach the coveted 2,000 win plateau in his driving career and he hit the number before the night was over. Currier got off to a quick start winning the second race with JD Camberta, then his hot streak continued as he guided 12-1 longshot JJ’s Pilgrim to...
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Meadowlands moves 2008 post to 7 p.m.

on 12/15/2007 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands will move its first race post time to 7 p.m. when the 2008 Harness Meet kicks off Wednesday, Jan. 2. The 133-date meet runs Jan. 2 through Saturday, Aug. 2, with live racing four nights a week, Wednesday through Saturday, at 7 p.m.  A limited engagement of Sunday matinees will be added Feb. 10 – March 16, with a 1:10 p.m. post time. Special matinee cards will be run on ...
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Woodbine cancels Sunday

on 12/15/2007 12:00 AM
Due to the worst of the winter storm forecast to hit the Toronto area later Saturday evening and into Sunday, Woodbine has cancelled its Sunday afternoon Standardbred card. Live racing is scheduled to resume on Monday evening at 7:20 pm. (WEG)
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Filly finds pot of gold in Auturm Series

on 12/14/2007 12:00 AM
Vanilla Rainbow converted off a pocket trip to capture Thursday night\'s $47,500(C) Ontario-sired Autumn Series for 3-year-old filly trotters at Woodbine Racetrack. In reign to Paul MacDonell, the daughter of Mr. Lavec-Miss Vanilla was able to work out a perfect trip behind pacesetting Conch U Catch Me through splits of :28.2, :57.4 and 1:27.4. The final outcome was in doubt right up until the ...
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Twin B Tween takes top trot

on 12/14/2007 12:00 AM
Twin B Tween closed strongly to win the $12,500 Delaware trot, while Eoos made his local debut a winning one over a \"sloppy\" track on Thursday at Dover Downs. Twin B Tween corralled Sir Pete (Jim Morand) after a head-to-head duel through half the stretch before pulling off to a 1:58 triumph. The win was the fourth on the program for red-hot driver Mike Cole. Ellen Moffett and trainer Ro...
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Before He Cheats rallies to Chester victory

on 12/14/2007 12:00 AM
After winning by nearly four lengths in last week’s leg of the Chester late-closer at Harrah’s Chester Casino and Racetrack, Before He Cheats ($3.40) showed his versatility—this time winning from off the pace.   The 3-year-old Valley Victor gelding scored his 20th career win in the third leg of the Chester series, stopping the timer in 1:57 on Thursday afternoon. After showing an...
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Meg Jewett Leavitt receives USHWA\'s President\'s Award

on 12/14/2007 12:00 AM
Meg Jewett Leavitt, owner of the Kentucky-based farm Walnut Hall Ltd. and gift store L.V. Harkness and Company, and known for her tireless and unheralded efforts on behalf of unwanted horses, has been honored with the 2007 U.S. Harness Writers Association’s (USHWA) President’s Award, bestowed by the organization’s president, Judy Davis-Wilson.   L.V. Harkness is renowned for its c...
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No Down Under trip for Total Truth

on 12/14/2007 12:00 AM
Trainer George Teague Jr. told harnessracing.com Friday that he has decided to decline the invitation to send the 2006 Pacer of the Year Total Truth to Australia to compete in the Inter Dominion Series that starts in February and runs through the final on March 1.   “It was the (five-week) quarantine period, which would have taken a lot to get done, and it seems that you would almost have...
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7-win day brings Tetrick\'s win total to 1,145

on 12/13/2007 12:00 AM
Six wins on the Wednesday card at Harrah’s Chester brought Tim Tetrick’s newly set record for single-season victories to 1,144, and with one win later at Dover Downs he finished the day at 1,145. Two of those winning drives at Harrah\'s Chester came in the Delaware County late-closing series, with Ascending (1:53.1) and Tawny Reserve N (1:53) taking their respective divisions.   Bu...
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