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Windsun Lane aiming for Singer title

on 11/29/2007 12:00 AM
Windsun Lane will try to earn the first big paycheck for his new connections in the $49,750 Charles Singer Memorial final on Friday night at the Meadowlands. The Lindy Lane gelding is listed the 2-1 morning line favorite from post nine in the stakes event for 3-year-old trotters.   Ontario-based reinsman Rick Zeron purchased Windsun Lane from Rodney Bolon on Oct. 8. He shares owne...
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A hat trick plus one for Hennessey at Pompano

on 11/29/2007 12:00 AM
A soggy South Florida evening proved to be the perfect playground for Wally Hennessey, as the Hall of Fame driver visited the Pompano Park winner’s circle four times on the Wednesday program to continue his quest toward the 7,000-win plateau.   Hennessey notched his first win of the evening in the $3,700 second-race trot, leading every step of the way behind the 3-year-old Florida-b...
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Rose Run flashes to Dover trot win

on 11/29/2007 12:00 AM
Rose Run Flash had just enough to hold off a late charge from Go Nano Go to win the $22,000 Jr. Open Trot at Dover Downs in 1:56.2 on Wednesday, while Rattlesnake Jake won the sub-feature $15,000 trot. Tony Morgan racked up a five-win night. Dropping down from the Open ranks, Mike Cole drove Rose Run Flash for trainer Trish Foulk and owners Lauren Allen and Foulk Stables to her ...
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Shoffner dreams of Genie winning in Yonkers debut

on 11/29/2007 12:00 AM
Driver Johnny Shoffner enjoyed a successful indoctrination to Yonkers Raceway Wednesday night, winning his local debut with the pacing mare Fabulous Genie. Shoffner escorted the 7-year-old daughter of Washington to a two-length, 1:57.4 win over DVC Uptown Girl (Bruce Aldrich Jr.) in the $5,000, third-race pace. It was also \"Genie\'s\" first trip to the big city.   \"I claimed her ($5...
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Two elims drawn for Monday\'s Matron elims

on 11/29/2007 12:00 AM
Among 18 fast and seasoned sophomore colts set for two $35,287 Matron Stakes eliminations Monday at Dover Downs are the Progress Pace champion, Breeders Crown finalists and major stakes winners.   In one of the elims, The Cheyenne Gangs\' Ghee\'s House, upset winner of the $350,900 Progress Pace last month driven by Brian Sears drew the outside post eight. Also in the race are Breede...
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Ulrica Bromac N fastest in Harrah\'s Chester action

on 11/29/2007 12:00 AM
Fall late-closer action continued at Harrah’s Chester Casino and Racetrack on Wednesday afternoon, with four divisions each of the Delaware County and the Constitution contested.   In the Delaware County for pacing mares, Ulrica Bromac N ($4.20) made her local debut a winning one, closing steadily throughout a 1:51.3 mile. The 5-year-old daughter of Union Guy got away midpack, a...
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Tim Tetrick unanimous Driver of the Year

on 11/29/2007 12:00 AM
On Tuesday Tim Tetrick set the world record for most driving victories in a single year, guiding home winner number 1, 078, Stonebridge Kisses, at Dover Downs. On Wednesday, Tetrick was the unanimous choice by all the nominators for Driver of the Year as voted by the U.S. Harness Writers Association–which automatically makes him Driver of the Year. It is the first time in rec...
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A Donald Trump/Plainridge partnership?

on 11/29/2007 12:00 AM
The Boston Globe is reporting that Donald Trump, who is scouting locations in Massachusetts after legislation was filed last month to allow three casinos in the state, has had preliminary discussions with officials at Plainridge Racecourse about building a site at the harness track.   Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick filed legislation last month that would allow a casino to be built in thre...
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RMTC adds Research Coordinator

on 11/29/2007 12:00 AM
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) today announced that Dr. William Muir has been hired as the RMTC Research Coordinator and Hallie Roach has been hired as the RMTC Communications Coordinator.   In his new position as a consultant, Dr. Muir will be responsible for preparing requests for proposals, developing and coordinating research advisory committees, ensuring progress o...
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A November to remember for Gelika Ann

on 11/28/2007 12:00 AM
Gelika Ann was the clear star of the night at Northfield Park on Tuesday as she completed a sweep of the four preliminary legs of the November to Remember Series for pacing fillies and mares with an impressive 1:56.4 win. The sophomore Memphis Flash filly, driven by Elliott Deaton, again overcame post seven, this time making a three-wide move up the backstretch to join early leade...
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Wind damage keeps The Meadows closed Wednesday

on 11/28/2007 12:00 AM
Wind damage has forced The Meadows to cancel live racing on Wednesday, the second consecutive cancellation due to Monday\'s heavy gales. John Marshall, vice president-racing for The Meadows, said live racing will resume on Thursday. On Wednesday, the track will offer simulcast racing in the Adios Room as it does each day.Monday\'s winds felled or snapped several construction poles which ...
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Chalk prevails in Rosecroft features

on 11/28/2007 12:00 AM
The betting favorites won the featured races at Rosecroft Raceway on Tuesday evening with ease, each wiring their respective fields in the Open Pace and Trot.   In the $9,000 Open Pace, True North Hanover took the lead from post position five with trainer Donnie Russell in the sulky. The 4-year-old gelded son of The Panderosa, co-owned by Russell and Edward Needle, cut quarters of...
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Monticello calling for all 14 year olds

on 11/28/2007 12:00 AM
According to the rules and regulations set forth by the United States Trotting Association, less than two percent of all horses racing are 14 year olds and when they become 15 years of age on New Year\'s Day they can no longer compete regularly in pari-mutuel races. In what was believed to be an industry first, Monticello Raceway presented a race that was called the “Au Revior Pace”--st...
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***New***Wire To Wire

on 11/28/2007 12:00 AM
In his latest Wire To Wire, Andrew Cohen questions why the Breeder\'s Crown is held in late November. He says the late November date does not generate legitimate clarity about the best horses in each division, and he believes the Breeder’s Crown folks \"should make time, not place, their priority.\" Click here to read his column. 
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Pennsylvania to test for steroids in 2008

on 11/28/2007 12:00 AM
As of March 1, 2008, the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission will prohibit the use of and begin testing for anabolic and androgenic steroids in all Standardbred horses racing in the state of Pennsylvania. An acceptable plasma concentration of naturally-occurring testosterone and nandrolone has been established for the intact male horse.   The Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission strong...
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Penn National pulls out of Rosecroft purchase

on 11/28/2007 12:00 AM
One week after learning that Rosecroft Raceway was excluded in possible plans to add slot machines at five sites in Maryland, Penn National Gaming has announced it is no longer interested in purchasing the harness track. Penn National had reached a purchase agreement with Cloverleaf Enterprises in August to buy the track for an undisclosed price, and in September issued a release that it had “ex...
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Gallo Blue Chip Scholarship winners announced

on 11/28/2007 12:00 AM
Martin Scharf has been fortunate in his life, in many ways.New York area and, most importantly, to be significant and life changing to the students selected. Scharf takes an active role in all facets of the scholarship administration and selection. He contacts the recipients himself to give them the news of winning the scholarship and follows up with them to see how their academic life is unfoldin...
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Tetrick caps 11-win day with 5 scores at Dover Downs

on 11/27/2007 12:00 AM
Tim Tetrick capped off a 5-win Monday at Dover Downs driving Sharky Osborne to a 1:51.4 victory in the $35,000 Preferred pace on Nov. 26. Tetrick finished the day with 11 wins, six coming during the afternoon program at Chester Downs. With 1,075 driving wins this year, Tetrick is only three victories away from breaking the single-season record of 1,077 set by Walter Case Jr. in 1998.   Leav...
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Seminole Spur one of six winners for Tetrick at Chester

on 11/27/2007 12:00 AM
Four divisions of the Liberty Bell Late Closing series for trotters and two splits for the Phildelphia Late Closing series highlighted a foggy Monday card at Harrah’s Chester Casino and Racetrack. Tim Tetrick took three divisions of the Liberty Bell in his six-win day, with Seminole Spur fastest of them.   Seminole Spur ($10.40) closed steadily throughout the mile, kicking cover at the he...
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The Meadows cancels Tuesday card due to wind damage

on 11/27/2007 12:00 AM
The Meadows announced the cancellation of its live Tuesday race card, scheduled to get underway at 12:15 p.m., due to damage caused by severe wind Monday night. The track also was closed for training Tuesday. John Marshall, vice president-racing for The Meadows, said heavy winds sheared or snapped several construction poles that took down power and phone lines. He said The Meadows later today...
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