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Pampered Princess to take on colts

on 07/24/2007 2:00 AM
Despite the dominance of Donato Hanover, 21 horses have been entered in the 82nd edition of the Hambletonian, including the filly Pampered Princess. The entry box for the race closed at 9 am Tuesday morning and all of the expected colts were entered, led by Donato Hanover. The entry fee for the race was $12,500, and purses for the elimination races will be $200,000.   A field of 15 fillies ...
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Pampered Princess has \'earned the right to prove her worth\'

on 07/24/2007 2:00 AM
Bob Anderson told harnessracing.com Tuesday morning that he and his son, David, who share ownership of the 3-year-old trotting filly Pampered Princess, have entered her in the Hambletonian against 20 male rivals because she has “earned the right to prove her worth.”   Coming off a victory in the Delvin Miller Memorial for fillies at the Meadowlands July 13, David Anderson stated he pref...
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\'Moses\' Tetrick gets the drive on Pampered Princess

on 07/24/2007 2:00 AM
Jimmy Takter told harnessracing.com Tuesday morning that he has named Tim Tetrick to drive Pampered Princess in the Hambletonian eliminations Saturday as regular driver John Campbell has to drive Flirtin Man, a colt he shares ownership of.   “I am sure John thinks he will make the final with his own horse,” explained Takter of the switch to the continent’s leading dash and money-winni...
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Hensley moves base to Chicago

on 07/24/2007 2:00 AM
Ed Hensley, one of the leading drivers at Cal Expo for many years, has joined the Chicago circuit driving colony effective with the Thursday Hawthorne program. The 41-year-old Los Angeles native with 3,748 career dash winners had been driving the last three months at The Meadows in Pennsylvania.   From August of 2005 through July of 2006 Hensley had the second most winners at the Cal-...
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Possess The Magic favored in Oaks

on 07/24/2007 2:00 AM
World-champion 3-year-old filly trotter Possess The Magic has drawn post one in the first of two $50,000 Hambletonian Oaks eliminations Saturday at the Meadowlands. With arch-rival Pampered Princess entered into the Hambletonian, Possess The Magic rightfully inherits the role of favorite among the 15 distaffers entered in the Oaks.   Possess The Magic is trained by Ron Gurfein and driven by...
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Jackson closes with biggest night since 1998

on 07/24/2007 2:00 AM
Jackson Harness Raceway concluded its 36-day live meet on Saturday, July 21, with closing night (Dollar Night) attendance of 3,290 and live handle of $94,344—this was the highest single night live handle since 1998.   Total live handle for the meet was $1,574,500 compared to $1,395,392 for 33 days in 2006. Average daily live handle was $43,736 compared to $42,285 last year, up 3.4 percent...
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Rich Governor\'s Day card Thursday at Harrington

on 07/24/2007 2:00 AM
A 12-race program featuring four $110,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund final events for 3 year olds will be contested on the annual Governor\'s Day program during the Delaware State Fair Thursday at Harrington Raceway.   There will be more than $600,000 in purses on the program--the most in track history--which gets underway with a special early post time of 11 a.m. Govern...
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Boulder Creek surpasses $3 mil with win over Lis Mara

on 07/23/2007 2:00 AM
Boulder Creek, the old warhorse with $3 million in career earnings and Tim Tetrick, the young driver with magic hands combined for a major stakes victory Sunday at Harrah\'s Chester, winning the inaugural $300,000 Ben Franklin Pace.   Boulder Creek, a 7-year-old gelding, responded to Tetrick\'s whipping and whooping down the stretch and overtook the 1-2 favorite, Lis Mara, to win the&...
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Deuce dominates in OSS Gold final

on 07/23/2007 2:00 AM
The outside post 10 was no obstacle for Deuce Seelster Sunday night as he dominated his nine rivals in the first Ontario Sires Stakes Gold final of the season for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers at Mohawk Racetrack. The son of Western Maverick, with Paul MacDonell at the controls, stopped the clock in 1:52.2 to equal his lifetime record and extend his undefeated streak to three. As the ...
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Revenue freshman wins in Holland

on 07/23/2007 2:00 AM
Yoboko Bo Bo, a 2-year-old son of world-champion trotter Revenue, won the first freshman race of the year in Holland on Sunday, scoring in a mile rate of 2:05.2 at the Duindigt track in Holland.   Bred by John Bootsman\'s Boko Stable, Yoboko Bo Bo was driven by John de Leeuw for trainer Paul Hagoort and owner Gerrits Stables.  
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The west was won at Tioga

on 07/23/2007 2:00 AM
Won The West took the lone Tompkins-Geers division for 3-year old colt pacers Sunday at Tioga Downs with a front-end score for driver Greg Grismore in 1:54.1. The son of Western Hanover chalked up his 11th victory in 16 starts this season for owners Strollin Stable, William Robinson, and James Koehler of Ohio.   Mickey Burke trains the 3-year old gelding who was a $35,000 yea...
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Croghan receives stay from NJ Supreme Court

on 07/23/2007 2:00 AM
Trainer Ross Croghan appealed to the New Jersey State Supreme Court for a stay of his 180-day suspension for an elevated TCO2 test and, according to Harness Racing Communications, was granted that stay late Monday afternoon. The suspension was scheduled to begin Monday but the Supreme Court\'s ruling--which reportedly was announced by the New Jersey Racing Commission--has ...
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Vala Boko wins Mare Championship

on 07/23/2007 2:00 AM
Sweden\'s Mare Championship was won by the 4-year-old Vala Boko, a daughter of Alf Palema bred by Annika and John Bootsman\'s Boko Stables. She won as expected, scoring in a mile rate of 1:59.3 over 2,640 meters at the Axevalla track, and earned about $120,000.   With Jorma Kontio in the sulky, Vala Boko cut the fractions from the quarter on. Timo Nurmos is the trainer. &n...
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David Molski dies

on 07/23/2007 2:00 AM
David Molski, who bred and raced horses under the banner of Dreamlands Farms, died Friday, July 20, when he was stricken while driving his car near Birch Creek Farm in New Jersey. He was 62.   Born in Manhattan, N.Y., Molski spent most of his life in and around the Cream Ridge, N.J., area, where he and his wife, Clara, had a farm. Their most notable horse on the track this year is the ...
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Monticello-OTB Classic richest race in track history

on 07/23/2007 2:00 AM
On Tuesday afternoon, eight of the best older pacers in North America will lock horns in the $480,000 Monticello-OTB Classic, which will be the biggest purse race in the 50-year history of Monticello Raceway. Last Tuesday, in the eliminations, Ian Fromowitz and John Fielding’s Buckeye One was victorious in a 1:52 clocking while Mypanmar scooted to the lead at the ha...
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Southwind Lynx, Kinetic Yankee Jug favorites

on 07/23/2007 2:00 AM
Southwind Lynx, who won the $1 million Meadowlands Pace and $1 million Art Rooney, and Kinetic Yankee, whose biggest check this year came via a second-place finish in the $500,000 Hoosier Cup in late June, have been installed 7-1 co-favorites in the first of three Little Brown Jug Future wagers. The pool closed Sunday after four days of betting action at racetracks across North America and se...
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Running Book, Laughing Art win for owner, trainer, driver

on 07/23/2007 2:00 AM
The owner-trainer-driver combination of Antonio Chiaravalle, Bill Elliott and Mark MacDonald swept the two Monticello Gold Rush eliminations at Monticello Raceway Monday afternoon with Running Book in 1:54.1 and Laughing Art in 1:55.2 over a track rated sloppy. The $500,000 final will be raced next Monday afternoon.   In the first elimination Running Book and MacDoanald sat a pocket trip w...
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Search Engine wins sixth straight

on 07/22/2007 2:00 AM
Sophomore colt Search Engine continued his dominance in Indiana Sires Stakes competition Saturday evening, July 21, pacing to a 1:52.3 victory in the first of two $12,000 divisions. The win was his sixth consecutive and fifth in stakes action. Eden Burst stopped the clock in 1:53 to score an upset win in the second split. Search Engine and driver Mark O’Mara started from post six in the field o...
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Freshman colts square off at Northfield

on 07/22/2007 2:00 AM
Saturday night, Northfield Park hosted seven $20,000 Ohio Sires Stakes events as freshman colt trotters and pacers contested their third of five preliminary legs leading up to the $100,000 finals that will be part of the $1,000,000 Ohio Super Night at the Route Eight oval on September 1. There were four trotting splits and three heats for pacers. The evening started with the first trotting split...
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A Fiesty Affair equals freshman mark

on 07/22/2007 2:00 AM
A Fiesty Affair equaled the Hanover Raceway track record for two year old pacing fillies Saturday en route to a nine-length victory in Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots competition. The Camluck freshman led gate-to-wire in a 1:57.2 effort, one of five divisions contested. Handled by Scott Coulter, A Fiesty Affair broke her maiden with the victory in the $21,277 contest. She is trained by Bill Ellio...
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