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Amadeus Hall composes amazing comeback

on 06/28/2007 2:00 AM
Amadeus Hall has beaten the odds in a recent incident that would have ended most horse’s careers. The 5-year-old Royal Troubador gelding recently returned to the track, winning his qualifier in 2:03.1 for owner-trainer-driver Dan Taneyhill. The effort was amazing following an injury sustained in mid-May. “I can’t believe this horse came back and won his qualifier after his paddock injury,...
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Lavec Dream ready for rich rivals

on 06/28/2007 2:00 AM
This year’s group of older trotting mares is by all accounts the deepest in many years, so when 6-year-old Lavec Dream surged past her millionaire rivals, Peaceful Way, Mystical Sunshine, and Pure Ivory, to win last Saturday’s single Ambro Flight elimination at the wire, she made quite an impression.   But can Lavec Dream make it two for two against some of the toughest, mos...
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Eligibles up for Winbak Pace at Delaware

on 06/28/2007 2:00 AM
A total of 38 horses, including A “Who’s Who” of older pacers, comprise the list of eligibles to the 2007 Winbak Farm Pace, to be raced Jug Day afternoon, Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Delaware, OH County Fair.   This is the second year that Winbak Farm has sponsored the Winbak Farm Pace. Owned by Joe and Jo Ann Thomson, Winbak stands stalliions in Delaware, Florida, Maine, Maryland, New...
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Trainer says Mr Muscleman ready

on 06/28/2007 2:00 AM
A month after facing Europe’s best in the Elitlopp, Mr Muscleman will tangle with the United States’ fiercest free-for-all trotters in the $240,000 Titan Cup on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Mr Muscleman is rated the 2-1 morning line favorite from post seven in the Titan Cup on Saturday night.   Mr Muscleman is the richest Standardbred in training with a bankroll of $3.5 milli...
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Double flip winner at Harrington

on 06/27/2007 2:00 AM
Winbak Farm, John Wagner and Earl Wagner\'s Double Flip ($3.20, Tony Morgan) was the fastest of five Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) winners Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. Among the $20,000 eliminations, two were for pacing fillies and three for trotting fillies. The Manley Brown-trained Double Flip was sent to the lead early and was never headed in her three-length win in 1:52.4 ove...
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Goshen ready to move into motion

on 06/27/2007 2:00 AM
The little town of Goshen, N.Y., will come alive with multiple delights for harness racing fans starting this Saturday. Events center around the adjacent Historic Track and Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame.   Grand Circuit racing at Historic Track begins Saturday and runs through July 4, post time is at 1 p.m. each day, with admission $3 for adults and children 12 and ...
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Meadows hosts 3 Classic 3CP splits

on 06/27/2007 2:00 AM
It was called the Keystone Classic, but the $72,995 stake Tuesday night at The Meadows could just as easily have been titled “The Ben Stafford Show.” Trainer Ben Stafford and his son, driver Ben Stafford Jr., scored doubles in the event with their horses Big Business and Hennessy Hanover.   Pan Giovanni captured the third division of the stake for Pennsylvania-bred 3-year-old pacing col...
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Western Tsunami wins gate to wire at Vernon

on 06/27/2007 2:00 AM
Western Tsunami, recently purchased by trainer Dennis Whittemore, produced a quick return on the investment with a 1:53.1 victory in the $3,400 ninth race at Vernon Downs on Tuesday night.   With son Jimmy Whittemore doing the teaming, Western Tsunami made every station a winning one en route to a convincing score and a career best win clocking. The 2 1/4-length tally was the secon...
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Weller holding on to Hoosier training title

on 06/27/2007 2:00 AM
Working in a factory for 16 years, Mike Weller knew there had to be a more enjoyable way to earn a living. While punching the time clock each day, he began working with colts and found a passion. Years later, Weller is the leading trainer at Hoosier Park with one week remaining in the 2007 season.   The road to Indiana for Weller began in Cleveland. In 1998, he started working with six or s...
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Astronomical sets free-legged world record

on 06/27/2007 2:00 AM
Astronomical became the fastest free-legged pacer in history with a 1:50 victory Tuesday night at Georgian Downs, an effort that also established a new all-age track record at the Ontario five-eighths mile oval. The former world mark for free-legged pacers was 1:50.1, set by Luvm N Leavem at Hawthorne Race Course in 2002. Astronomical, a 5-year-old son of Astreos, was driven by Randy Waples. They...
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Laddie wins, San Pail ties Canadian mark

on 06/27/2007 2:00 AM
After finishing fourth in his Goodtimes elimination and consolation in his first two starts of the year, the 2006 William Wellwood Memorial winner Laddie notched his first victory of 2007 with a career-best 1:55.4 effort in one of three Ontario Sire Stakes Gold elims for 3-year-old colt trotters at Kawartha Downs Tuesday. Although Laddie’s first win as a sophomore was significant, it was oversh...
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Tattersalls taking supplements

on 06/27/2007 2:00 AM
Supplemental entries for the upcoming Tattersalls July Mixed Sale close July 6. The sale will be held at the Meadowlands on Sunday, July 15—the weekend of the Meadowlands Pace and Stanley Dancer Memorial and Delvin Miller Memorial trots.   Tattersalls has already mailed the July sale catalog, but a supplement catalog will be available at sale time. Also, the catalog can be viewed online a...
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Road to the Meadowlands Pace

on 06/27/2007 2:00 AM
Tell All is resting on his North America Cup laurels for now. The son of 2001 Meadowlands Pace winner Real Desire will either train or qualify at the Meadowlands. Blair Burgess will try to become the fourth trainer to win the North America Cup and the Meadowlands Pace with the same horse, and will be seeking his third Meadowlands Pace victory.  He previously won with Frugal Gourmet (1987...
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Was trespasser involved in death of horse at Monticello?

on 06/27/2007 2:00 AM
A man has been charged with trespassing at Monticello Gaming and Raceway and authorities are investigating whether he let several horses out of their stalls that led to one being killed when struck by a car traveling on the nearby highway.   Published reports state Phillip Lobosco, 45, of Monticello, was arrested and charged with third-degree criminal trespass on Monday after climbing a fen...
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Tioga recognizes trainers on July 4th

on 06/27/2007 2:00 AM
The trials and tribulations of the race horse trainer will be rewarded at Tioga Downs on the Fourth of July when the track presents a $500 bonus check to the winning trainer of each race on the card. Horsemen will also be treated to a Bar B Q during the fireworks display after the races.   “Trainers work hard every day of the year, there are no days off or week long vacations for many of ...
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Omen Hanover sets Monticello track record

on 06/27/2007 2:00 AM
Southwind Tempo, fresh off her world-record performance in the Lynch final, posted her sixth straight win in the the third of three Lady Catskill eliminations at Monticello Raceway Wednesday afternoon, while Omen Hanover set a new local standard for 3-year-old filly pacers in the first split. Those two winners sandwiched a strong effort by Bolero Tallia that stretched her unbeaten streak in 2...
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Ontario Racing Commission expands testing

on 06/27/2007 2:00 AM
The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has issued a directive stating it is expanding its medication control program to include off-site drug testing. Any horse racing in the province must now be available to be tested at any time or place and without notice.   The following is the general directive issued by the ORC:   \"Effective immediately, the Ontario Racing Commission hereby order...
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Saftic reaches 4,000 wins

on 06/26/2007 2:00 AM
A 1:53.3 victory by Armbro Chronicle in Monday night\'s $36,000(C) Preferred Trot at Mohawk gave harness driver Mike Saftic the 4,000th victory of his career. Saftic engineered a second-over trip with the 5-year-old Self Possessed gelding who got up late to score his second straight win at the Preferred level. \"I was thinking about it all night,\" admitted a happy Saftic following the mi...
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What would you do for a Klondike win?

on 06/26/2007 2:00 AM
Fred Hertrich III, Brooks Stable and Green Racing\'s new acquisition Klondike Kid ($4.20, Tim Tetrick) made a successful Delaware debut Monday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:52.4 triumph in the $20,300 Open Handicap. The 5-year-old Admirals Galley stud had won three straight races prior at Hazel Park, before making his Harrington debut. He was a popular choice on the track among local fans, an ...
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Dali romps at Mohawk in 1:51.3

on 06/26/2007 2:00 AM
Dali, a son of Real Artist racing in the first freshman race of the season at Mohawk Racetrack Monday night, scorched the seven furlong oval in 1:51.3, just four-fifths of a second off the track mark for 2-year-old colt pacers.   With Luc Ouellette in the bike, Dali sat fourth through fractions of :26.4 and :55.4 before brushing to the lead at the 1:23.4 three quarters. A :27.4 final panel ...
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