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Harrah\'s Chester to feature 2008 Super Stakes Sunday

on 12/03/2007 12:00 AM
Harrah’s Chester Casino & Racetrack has been awarded 140 live racing days for its 2008 season, track officials have announced. The Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission approved the venue’s dates request at its Nov. 20 meeting.   Under the schedule filed with the state, the Chestermeet will commence Sunday, April 20, and continue through Thursday, Dec. 18. Racing will be conducted ...
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Four Oil Burner divisions held at Big M

on 12/02/2007 12:00 AM
Prolific 3-year-old pacer Panaramic Art extended his winning streak to 13 races in a $23,000 division of the Oil Burner Series on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.George Brennan steered the son of Hot Pans to a career mark of 1:50.3 in the evening’s fifth race. Panaramic Art paid $2.60. It was 2 3/4 lengths back to runner-up Cam Van Bussel.The members of the Squawk Box Stable (Leonard...
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Two receive Gallo Blue Chip scholarships

on 12/02/2007 12:00 AM
Horseowner and New York real estate manager Martin Scharf presented Gallo Blue Chip Scholarship awards to college students Andrea Nickerson and Te’neisha Washington on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.Andrea Nickerson, a pre-med student at Elmira College, received the $15,000 first prize scholarship. Nickerson is from Friendship, N.Y., where her father, Gary, is a dairy farmer and horseman...
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A no nonsense win at Pompano

on 12/02/2007 12:00 AM
After three consecutive defeats where he was beaten a neck or less for everything, No Nonsense Yankee was at his very best on Saturday when capturing the featured $14,000 Open Handicap Pace at Pompano Park, stopping the timer in a lifetime-best 1:51.1.   Driven from post six by Wally Hennessey, No Nonsense Yankee settled in sixth place through the early stages of the S...
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Just The Beginning wins fourth straight

on 12/02/2007 12:00 AM
Just The Begrinning ran his current win streak to four while Clowns Smile turned in the fastest mile in Saturday night\'s trio of $20,000 Ontario Sired Autumn Series eliminations for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers at Woodbine Racetrack.   With regular driver Jody Jamieson at the controls, Just The Begrinning sat fourth in the early going and then made a powerful first-over move in the t...
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Jackpot on Swedish wager now $3.5 million

on 11/30/2007 12:00 AM
The Swedish V64 wager, which is currently available in the US at the Meadowlands and Freehold Raceway, had no payout for races held Wednesday, Nov. 28, so the carryover increases the jackpot to $3.5 million for next Wednesday\'s (Dec. 5) races.   V64 races are held every Wednesday at the Solvalla racetrack in Stockholm. Advance wagering begins on Monday and is open until post time, 1 pm, on...
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Clayton Delaney wins Dover\'s top trot

on 11/30/2007 12:00 AM
The resurrected Clayton Delaney won the $13,000 Delaware Trot at Dover Downs on Thursday, while Mike Cole and Jim Morand won three races. Cole again pinch-hit for regular driver Allan Davis and drove veteran trotter Clayton Delaney from off the pace to an impressive 1:57.4 victory in the feature race. CC\'s Glide-On-By (Joe Columbo) picked up second money with Sandys Attitude (Jim Morand)...
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Basketball star Bowie\'s trotter wins 18th of year

on 11/30/2007 12:00 AM
Before He Cheats, after winning four consecutive races on the Chicago circuit, made his Harrah\'s Chester debut a winning one on Thursday afternoon, trotting to a three-length victory in a $40,000 Chester late-closing series division, stopping the timer in 1:54.2.   The 3-year-old gelded son of Valley Victor got away in fourth, tracking Benn\'s Thunder (Andy Miller), Tom\'s OK Lady (...
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Freedom rings in with $150 show price at Mighty M

on 11/30/2007 12:00 AM
A racing rarity occurred in the first race at Monticello Raceway on Thursday afternoon when Freedom Fry, a pacer driven by Jimmy Marohn Jr., finished third and paid a whopping $150 for each $2 show ticket. The race was won by Wise Guy, driven by the track\'s leading driver, Jimmy Devaux, in a time of 2:02. He paid $13.60 for win; $6.50 for place and $35.40 for show. The sec...
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Filion to have rotator cuff surgery

on 11/30/2007 12:00 AM
What hopefully is good news for driver Eddie Davis came when the cause of his serious pain following a racing accident last spring at Harrington was finally identified as a chip in his ninth vertebra. Meanwhile, Davis\'s son, Allan, also injured in a racing accident at Dover Downs, is recovering from broken bones in his hand and arm.   Herve Filion, the all-time winningest driver in ...
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Helen Looney dies

on 11/30/2007 12:00 AM
Helen Looney, 81, died at her family farm in Harrington, Del., on Nov. 28. Looney, who owned more than 120 horses during her five decades in harness racing, was the wife of the late trainer/driver Elmer Looney and played a major behind-the-scenes role in the success of the Looney Stable.   Many considered her the backbone of the stable, having been a constant influence and force i...
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Smedshammer settles for 35 days, $18,000 fine for Hambo drive

on 11/30/2007 12:00 AM
Trond Smedshammer has finally reached a settlement agreement with the New Jersey Racing Commission (NJRC) stemming from his drive in the 2006 Hambletonian that will have him serve a 35-day suspension and be fined $18,000. Smedshammer’s suspension will begin Dec. 5 and run through Jan. 8.   Smedshammer’s drive came under question after he moved off the rail in the stretch while on the le...
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Miss Color Chip wins in 1:56.1

on 11/30/2007 12:00 AM
Miss Color Chip burst through an opening in the stretch and rocketed past 9-5 favorite Windsun Lane to win the $49,500 Charles Singer Memorial on Friday night at the Meadowlands.Driver Tim Tetrick hustled Miss Color Chip to the lead around the first turn, then yielded to Windsun Lane down the backstretch.  The duo was trapped on the rail until a seam opened mid-stretch, allowing them to fly p...
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2008 dates set for Jersey

on 11/30/2007 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands and Freehold Raceway will offer a combined 343 Standardbred racing dates in 2008. The schedule of 192 dates at Freehold and 151 dates at the Meadowlands was approved by the New Jersey Racing Commission at its November meeting in Trenton. The Meadowlands will host 133 dates, starting on January 2 and concluding on Hambletonian Day, August 2, plus another 18 dates for its Holiday M...
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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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