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Rosecroft to change from Mondays to Tuesdays

on 07/06/2007 2:00 AM
Beginning on Tuesday, July 24, Rosecroft Raceway will alter their live racing schedule from Mondays and Saturdays to Tuesdays and Saturdays. Post times will remain the same: first post on Tuesday evenings will be at 5:35 p.m. and on Saturday racing will begin at 7:20 p.m. No change in the draw schedule will be implemented. Rosecroft will continue to draw on Thursday and scratch on Friday for Tue...
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Trotting sire Donerail heading to Europe

on 07/06/2007 2:00 AM
Donerail, the sire of $962,395 winner Spellbound Hanover and 2001 Kentucky Futurity champion Chasing Tail, has been sold to Finnish interests and will soon be leaving the U.S. to stand at stud in Sweden. The 15-year-old son of Valley Victory has stood at stud at Hanover Shoe Farms since his retirement from racing following a brief 3-year-old season.   Donerail will stand at Alebeck Stud in ...
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Heart rates studied at Mohawk

on 07/06/2007 2:00 AM
The action is always exciting at Mohawk, but this summer another reason to get your heartrate climbing is that theWoodbine Entertainment Group and the University of Guelph\'s Ontario Veterinary College are teaming up for a landmark study on the heart rhythms of horses under actual racing conditions. The study began on June 28th and will continue through the summer.   Horses in the fi...
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A 7-7-07 Rockingham wedding for Marsh & Mayo

on 07/06/2007 2:00 AM
There will be wedding bells along with starting gate bells at Rockingham Park on Saturday--7-7-07--when Marcia Mayo and Ron Marsh tie the knot in the winner\'s circle following the afternoon races. \"We\'ve been going together for two years and she decided last year that she wanted to get married on seven-seven-oh-seven for good luck,\" said Marsh, who trains Hey Big Fred for Mayo. \"Then s...
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Possess The Magic barely makes final

on 07/06/2007 2:00 AM
The eliminations for the Del Miller Memorial and Stanley Dancer Memorial got underway with the first race at the Meadowlands Friday and controversy quickly ensued when the judges placed second-place finisher Possess The Magic fourth in the first Miller elim, prompting trainer Ron Gurfein to issue a threat. But last year’s Breeders Crown champion will still be joining her rival Pampered Prin...
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Another win for Southwind Tempo

on 07/05/2007 2:00 AM
Southwind Tempo did her part to provide some fireworks on the Fourth of July racing program at Monticello Raceway, winning the $225,250 Lady Catskill Pace with a virtual wire-to-wire 1:54.3 effort.   Driven by Tim Tetrick, Southwind Tempo started from post two, but Tetrick had the Bettor’s Delight-sired filly quickly on the point. They cruised home in :27.2, winning by 3 ¼ lengths over W...
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Ranger is the guy who got the girl at PPk

on 07/05/2007 2:00 AM
The 8-year-old trotter Guy Gets Girl extended his winning streak to three on Wednesday when capturing the featured $15,500 winners over handicap trot at Pompano Park in 1:56.4 over a track listed as \"sloppy\" following an afternoon of showers in South Florida.   Driven from post six by owner-trainer Bruce Ranger, Guy Gets Girl was handled aggressively off the gate, muscling his way to the...
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Darlin\'s Delight favored in Silk Stockings elim

on 07/05/2007 2:00 AM
Ten of the best pacing mares in North America will compete in two $20,000 elimination events in the $241,000 Silk Stockings Pace at Monticello Raceway on Sunday with hopes of earning a position behind the mobile starting gate in the rich final which will be raced on the following Sunday, July 15. White Birch Farm’s Darlin’s Delight, a 1:49.1 winner this season whose lifetime ba...
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Goshen closes meet with 12 fair races

on 07/05/2007 2:00 AM
The rain held off, the grandstand was packed and local horses charged their way into the winner’s circle at Goshen Historic Track during the final day of racing in the 2007 meet on Wednesday. A total of 12 New York County Fair races were held at the half-mile oval.   The 80-year-old Howard “Doc” Gill, a retired Pine Bush veterinarian, steered his Giant Hit colt Giant Sun to victory i...
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Safety vests now required in Kentucky

on 07/05/2007 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority (KHRA) has announced that every driver participating in a sanctioned Standardbred race in Kentucky is now required to wear a safety vest that meets the specifications established by the British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA).   According to the rule, 810 Kentucky Administrative Regulation 1:075 Section 21, provides that each driver shall wear ...
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Filion injury update: broken wrist, dislocated shoulder

on 07/05/2007 2:00 AM
Herve Filion, a member of the harness racing’s Hall Of Fame and the winingest driver in the history of the sport with more than 15,000 wins, will be sidelined for some time following a racing mishap Monday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in which he shattered his right wrist.   According to Herve’s son, Brandon, the veteran driver underwent surgery at the Geisinger Med...
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Entry box overflowing at Harrah\'s Chester

on 07/05/2007 2:00 AM
Harrah’s Chester Casino & Racetrack drew for its Monday, July 9, Opening Day program Wednesday and if early returns are any indication, the upcoming season will be a banner one for the Delaware Valley venue as 309 horses were in the entry box.   Racing secretary Rick Kane’s crew put together a 13-race card offering, including seven elimination divisions of the Dana Irving Memor...
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Connor injured in Indiana accident

on 07/05/2007 2:00 AM
Horseman Rick Conner was seriously injured, breaking his pelvis and vetebrae in his back, in a training accident at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis on Tuesday. Conner was jogging a 2 year old when the horse spooked and became hard to control.   First veering to the outside of the track, the horse jumped the concrete barrier around the track and landed straddling it.  The ...
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Queen Serene\'s 1:51.4 qualifier ties world record

on 07/05/2007 2:00 AM
Although she won\'t get official credit for her effort, Queen Serene tied the all-age world record for female trotters set by Beat The Wheel in 1994 and equaled by Peaceful Way in 2005 with a stunning 1:51.4 effort in a Thursday morning qualifier at the Meadowlands. With trainer-driver Trond Smedshammer, Queen Serene took over past the opening :27 quarter and set fractions of :5.3 a...
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Standout 5 to drive at Vernon

on 07/05/2007 2:00 AM
Five of the most talented drivers in the United States will be visiting bucolic Vernon Downs on Tuesday for a card featuring New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting colts. Among the headliners will be Brian Sears, Tim Tetrick, Yannick Gingras, George Brennan and Jim Morrill Jr.   For Sears, the evening will be a homecoming of sorts. In the early 1990s the driver was a leading rein...
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Naughty Nunu wins in Sweden

on 07/05/2007 2:00 AM
Naughty Nunu, owned by the Arden Homestead Stable and trainer Jan Johnson along with Tomas Bertmark, won one of Sweden’s greatest events, the Sprinter Championship, in 1:55.4 at the Halmstad track Thursday night. Naughty Nunu, a 4-year-old son of Conway Hall, won the race thanks to a savvy drive by Erik Adielsson, who was in the sulky for trainer Stig H. Johansson. The victory was wort...
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Lavec Dream supplemented to race

on 07/05/2007 2:00 AM
When Monticello Raceway presents its $343,000 William Sullivan Memorial Trot on Monday, July 9, which is named in the memory of the track’s former general manager who passed away in 2001, most of North America’s top older trotters will be there to battle, including the $20,000 supplement entry Lavec Dream, who just won the Armbro Flight for mare trotters.   In addition to...
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Mythical Lindy gets Dancer match-up with Donato

on 07/05/2007 2:00 AM
Trainer Jim Arledge Jr. hoped to keep Mythical Lindy away from the Meadowlands until the Hambletonian, but a last-minute schedule change has him facing Donato Hanover in Friday night’s eliminations for the $400,000 Stanley Dancer Memorial.
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Pine Chip filly beats boys

on 07/05/2007 2:00 AM
Ilaria Jet, a 3-year-old Italian-bred filly by Pine Chip out of the Baltic Speed mare Toby\'s Taxi, won the rich Premio Nazional at the San Siro track in Milan on Thursday night, beating the boys with a quick burst of speed in the final furlong.   Finally the tactic worked out ok for the great filly and 2006 European recordholder for 2-year-old fillies. She can beat the colts, but she ...
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1:51.4 mile by 2YO pacing colt

on 07/05/2007 2:00 AM
The 2-year-old colt Duneside Perch streaked to another victory, his second straight in pari-mutuel action in as many starts, turning in a 1:51.4 effort (last quarter in :26.3) in New Jersey Sire Stakes action at the Meadowlands Thursday night.   George Teague Jr. trains the Cam\'s Card Shark-sired colt who he also co-owns with Only Money Inc. Ron Pierce handled the driving for Teague. ...
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