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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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Tweedle Dum wins sixth straight at Pompano

on 11/27/2007 12:00 AM
Tweedle Dum proved once again that he is the undisputed top trotter in Florida on Monday, extending his winning streak to six while capturing the featured $14,000 Open Handicap Trot at Pompano Park in 1:54.3.   Driven from post six by regular pilot Walter Ross Jr., Tweedle Dum outfought an aggressively handled Railee Possible (Bruce Ranger) to take his customary positio...
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Monticello changes December schedule

on 11/27/2007 12:00 AM
During the month of December there will be a change in the live racing schedule at Monticello Raceway.   Racing will continue with the same Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday schedule through Thursday, Dec. 13. Beginning Monday, Dec. 17, however, eight consecutive racing programs are scheduled through Christmas Eve Day, Monday, Dec. 24.   The Raceway will be dark on Christmas Day, ...
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Donato Hanover heading home Dec. 5

on 11/27/2007 12:00 AM
Donato Hanover will head home for the holidays, home to his birthplace at Hanover Shoe Farms, on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at noon.    Media are invited to attend the event at the farm on Route 194 South, outside Hanover, Pa.   The 19-race winner, who dominated the trotting ranks this year and is the probable Horse if the Year in harness racing, was born at Hanover Shoe Farms on May 3...
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Matron Stakes not in plans for top three

on 11/27/2007 12:00 AM
Tell All, Southwind Lynx and Always A Virgin – the top three money-earners among 3-year-old pacers this year – probably raced for the final time in the Breeders Crown on November 24 at the Meadowlands. All three are eligible to the Matron Stakes at Dover Downs in Delaware, but as of Monday none of them appeared ready to enter.   Trainer Joe Holloway said Always A Virgin was finished for...
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Driver scores 1,078th win at Dover Downs

on 11/27/2007 12:00 AM
  Tim Tetrick has become harness racing’s all-time single-season dash winning champion with 1,078 victories. Tetrick set the record Tuesday evening in the 11th race Filly and Mare Pace at Dover Downs with Stonebridge Kisses in 1:51.4. To see Tetrick\'s record-setting 1,078th victory, click here.   “Somebody pinch me, it’s just amazing; it’s great,” Tetrick said in the w...
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2007 Prix d\'Amerique champ back winning

on 11/26/2007 12:00 AM
The 2007 Prix d\'Amerique winner Offshore Dream showed that his form was just where it should be when he won the Prix Marcel Laurent at Hippodrome Paris-Vincennes on Monday evening.   This was the fourth start of the fall season for the Pierre Levesque trained and driven 6 year old, who will be trying to win a second Prix d’Amerique in January 2008. Levesque gave Offshore Dream an offens...
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