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DSBF does a double flip

on 06/20/2007 2:00 AM
Roam\'n at Cooly\'s Stables\' Love And Truth ($2.40, Tim Tetrick) and Winbak Farm and John and Earl Wagner\'s Double Flip ($2.60, Tony Morgan) were decisive winners in the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) elimination stakes for 3-year-old pacing fillies Tuesday night at Harrington Raceway. Both divisions were contested for a purse of $20,000. Double Flip was the fastest winner with a ...
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2,000 wins for Taggart

on 06/20/2007 2:00 AM
Driver Jim Taggart Jr. picked up his 2,000th career victory when he drove Celestial Hanover to a win in the 12th and final race on Tuesday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   Taggart came into the day needing two wins to hit the mark.  He won in race seven aboard Park Free, and then sealed the deal with Celestial Hanover in the 12th.    Taggart now has 44 w...
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Newberry wins at Vernon

on 06/20/2007 2:00 AM
Newberry Winner lived up to his name with a strong first-place finish in Tuesday night’s $3,570 featured pace at Vernon Downs as he was an impressive 1:56.1 winner.   Leaving from the inside post position in Tuesday’s sixth race, Newberry Winner darted into the lead and never looked back en route to the triumph over eight rivals on a track made sloppy by electrifying after...
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Vernon OK\'d through July

on 06/20/2007 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs was granted permission Tuesday by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board to continue racing through July 31. The track has been allowed to race one month at a time because of horse shortages and financial problems.   Track owner Jeff Gural has stated repeatedly he is considering closing the track at the end of this month or in early July if a bill currently ...
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Ky.\'s Guilfoil retires

on 06/20/2007 2:00 AM
Longtime Kentucky Horse Racing Authority director of Standardbred racing Marc Guilfoil has told harnessracing.com he has retired from his position as of June 1. Guilfoil, who served as presiding steward at the harness racetracks across the Bluegrass State, was instrumental in the recent rewriting of Kentucky\'s Standardbred racing regulations.   \"I\'m going to go to culinary school in Pari...
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Phones out at Vernon

on 06/20/2007 2:00 AM
Due to an outage of the phone system at Vernon Downs, entries for the Saturday night June 23, race program will be taken until 11 a.m. this morning (Wednesday, June 20). Calls should be directed to (607) 372-1693. (Vernon Downs)
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Harvey table up for bid

on 06/20/2007 2:00 AM
Harness Racing Hall of Fame trainer-driver Harry Harvey has crafted a walnut table that is being offered for open phone bid by the Harness Racing Museum. Bids are being accepted now by phone or in person at the museum until 5 p.m. on June 30.   The table, suitable for an end table, is made of rare black walnut and constructed in mortise and tenon fashion, with tapered legs and a beveled ed...
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Carlspur 2nd in return

on 06/20/2007 2:00 AM
Almost eight months ago the veteran pacer Carlspur flirted with death at the large animal hospital at New Bolton Center and on Tuesday the 11 year old flirted with victory in his first start back at Monticello Raceway as he finished second in the $11,300 winners-over pace.   The  $882,000 lifetime winner was driven by Matt Romano, who gunned the ole campaigner to the lead and then...
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Hawthorne set to open

on 06/20/2007 2:00 AM
Hawthorne Race Course launches its six weeks of harness racing Friday, June 22, and kicks off its stakes program on Saturday evening, when two $60,000 races for 3-year-old pacers, the Chicago for colts and the Lady Chicago for fillies.   The Chicago and Lady Chicago are new introductions to the stakes schedule, and Racing Secretary Billy Perkins is hopeful these races can become a...
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Honour pays at Harrington

on 06/19/2007 2:00 AM
Carter Racing Stable\'s Fields Of Honour A ($4, Tim Tetrick) earned his third win in a row and fifth of the meet at Harrington Raceway Monday in the featured $18,100 Junior Open. The Bobby Myers trainee received a perfect trip behind pacesetting Next Flight and surged by in the stretch for his sixth win of the year. The 6-year-old Fake Left gelding has now banked more than $125,000 lifetime. N...
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Guy gets girl again at PPk

on 06/19/2007 2:00 AM
Guy Gets Girl made his second consecutive trip to the Pompano Park winner’s circle on Monday when scoring a front-end victory in the featured $18,000 winners over handicap trot, covering the mile in 1:56.2.   Starting from post seven with trainer Bruce Ranger at the controls, Guy Gets Girl rocketed off the gate to quickly clear his rivals and take command of the Monday feature, trotting ...
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NJSS 3CT\'s on tap Thurs.

on 06/19/2007 2:00 AM
Three-year-old trotters take center stage in a pair of $175,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes (NJSS) finals Thursday night at the Meadowlands. The colts will go postward in the fifth race and the fillies in the seventh in the culmination of the spring series of races that began on May 28. Biz Hub and Primary AS, both trained by Trond Smedshammer and both sired by Malabar Man, are the early morning ...
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David Marshall dies

on 06/19/2007 2:00 AM
Sorrow fell heavily on Plainridge Racecourse on Monday as word spread of the Sunday night truck crash which killed veteran harness driver-trainer David Marshall, who was a regular among the Plainridge horsemen. Just 62, Mr. Marshall was en route Sunday night to Monticello, N.Y., when he was involved in a highway crash. Details as to just where the accident occurred were not a...
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Like A Prayer brother wins

on 06/19/2007 2:00 AM
Unraced at two, Too Salty demonstrated Monday night at The Meadows that he may be a force in the 3-year-old colt trotting division, capturing a division of the $61,200 Keystone Classic a shade shy of Pine Chip\'s stakes record. The stake for Pennsylvania-breds was contested over three divisions, with Forever Bachelor and Tis Himself taking the other splits.     A ...
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Maxwell named asst. coach

on 06/19/2007 2:00 AM
Ontario-based trainer Brad Maxwell, whose resume includes horses such as Elegantimage and Pure Ivory, has been named assistant coach for the Guelph Storm Hockey Club of the Ontario Hockey League. Maxwell, 49, played hockey briefly in the early 1970s before turning to training full time.   According to a press release posted on the Guelph Storm website, Maxwell, who coached last year with th...
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Budget threatens Pa. slots

on 06/19/2007 2:00 AM
Reminiscent of the New Jersey budget impasse last year that shut the Meadowlands and Atlantic City casinos, the slots areas at Pennsylvania’s five racetracks could be forced to shut down as soon as July 7 if a 2007-08 budget agreement can’t be reached between Governor Ed Rendell and state legislators. The Meadows, Harrah’s Chester and Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs are included. The slots area...
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Monticello celebrates 50th

on 06/19/2007 2:00 AM
On June 27, 1958 a gray pacer named King Majesty, driven by Bart Wagner, won the first race to ever run at Monticello Raceway. Now Monticello Raceway begins its celebration of 50 years of racing. Monticello Raceway will kick off its anniversary celebration with the Nevele Pride Stakes on Monday, June 25. The race is the first of The Magnificent 7 races and will be raced for an estimated purse ...
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Go Get Lost sweep at RcR

on 06/19/2007 2:00 AM
Three divisions of the Maryland Sire Stakes for sophomore trotters were held as early, non-wagering events on Monday at Rosecroft Raceway, and each of the winners, sired by Go Get Lost, trotted wire to wire in their respective races.   In the first division, Dilly Dally Delia went down the highway with Vic Kirby at her lines. Racing for a purse of $3,000, the Go Get Lost filly took to the t...
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DSBF trot splits held

on 06/18/2007 2:00 AM
Five $20,000 divisions of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes events for 3-year-trotters went postward Sunday at Harrington Raceway with three events for fillies and two for colts in the first of two legs for the sophomore trotters. Fred Brunner and Layhoon Chan Brunner\'s Swissonian ($2.20, Tim Tetrick) won for the ninth time in 13 career starts in 2:01.4 in the first colt d...
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Sun Sentinel wins at Blmp

on 06/18/2007 2:00 AM
After a big Saturday night at Balmoral Park which featured five Hanover Stakes the action continued on Sunday as a total of 20 sophomore trotting fillies were sent to battle in a pair of $27,050 splits, with Sun Sentinel and Society Hall coming up winners.   The $15,000 Mini Me Stake for freshman pacing colts and the $5,000 Fox Valley Evita for Illinois conceived and foaled two-year-old tro...
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