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Incorrect purses for PASS originally posted

on 08/22/2007 2:00 AM
Those with horses entered in the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes 2-year-old pacing colt divisions at Harrah’s Chester on Thursday shouldn’t get too excited about racing for a six-figure purse. Incorrect purses--originally posted as $100,000 per division on the overnight transmitted to the US Trotting Association—will be corrected to approximately $24,000 per division.   Pennsylvania Sire Sta...
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Winning becoming a hobby at Vernon Downs

on 08/22/2007 2:00 AM
Josh Kinney’s claiming pacer Hobby Art Benka became the winningest harness horse after 52 current programs at Vernon Downs following a 1:54.2 triumph that proved to be the fastest mile on Tuesday evening.   Competing in the $3,500 sixth race, Hobby Art Benka scurried to the lead from the outside seven slot and just kept trucking en route to a six-length score, which was his second in a ro...
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Western Hanover undergoes second surgery

on 08/22/2007 2:00 AM
Western Hanover has undergone a second surgery at the Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Virginia, and his prognosis is now \"guarded,\" according to Dr. Bridgette Jablonsky, farm manager and head veterinarian at Hanover Shoe Farms, where the horse stands at stud.   Western Hanover was discovered in distress on Thursday night, Aug. 9, and taken to the Virginia equine medical clini...
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**NEW**Wire To Wire

on 08/22/2007 2:00 AM
In this week\'s Wire To Wire, Andrew Cohen says he believes that unless there is a big change at the Big M, racing at the sport\'s highest-profile track is headed for perilous waters. Cohen notes the decrease in business during the Meadowlands\' recently-concluded 2007 meet, and unless slot machines are thrown soon into the mix to allow the New Jersey track to compete with neighboring racinos, the...
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Colonial to host New Kent County Fair

on 08/22/2007 2:00 AM
Colonial Downs will return to harness racing’s roots by hosting the New Kent County Fair in conjunction with the opening weekend of the 2007 Standardbred season Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15-16 at the New Kent oval. “Harness racing and county fairs are a natural fit that have long gone hand in hand in a special slice of Americana. All of us here at Colonial Downs are excited about the...
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Riggins, Share The Delight set to square off in NYSS

on 08/22/2007 2:00 AM
More than $292,000 is up for grabs for freshman pacing colts in the New York Sire Stakes action on Thursday afternoon at Monticello Raceway. Six $49,000 divisions will go to post in races one, two, four, five, seven, and eight on the track\'s 13-race card.   Among the outstanding 2-year-old colts who’ll be in action include Riggins and Share The Delight; the former will be handl...
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Global Glamour takes Red Mile feature

on 08/21/2007 2:00 AM
Global Glamour avenged last week\'s late-closing loss to Debbie Hall with a 1:57.1 win in the $50,000 feature at The Red Mile Monday night, Aug. 20, a Kentucky Sire Stakes (KYSS) leg for 2-year-old filly trotters. Driven by Dave Palone, who entered the charmed circle seven times this night, Global Glamour went to the lead out of the gate, but conceded to Debbie Hall and driver Mike Lachance befo...
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Sail Away fastest in PASS splits

on 08/21/2007 2:00 AM
Four divisions of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action highlighted the Monday card at Harrah’s Chester Casino and Racetrack, with 3-year-old filly pacers in the spotlight, and it was Sail Away who won the fastest division of the afternoon, pacing the mile in 1:53.1.   John Campbell pulled Sail Away, a Real Artist filly, at a half timed in :56, and challenged even-money favorite Western Gr...
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Sloppy conditions were ideal at Harrington

on 08/21/2007 2:00 AM
Scott Dillon\'s Ideal Conditions returned to the Steve LeBlanc barn with a bang Monday, winning the featured $20,000 winners-over in 1:54.1 over a \"sloppy\" track at Harrington Raceway. The 5-year-old Western Ideal gelding was claimed for $50,000 on July 14 at the Meadowlands. LeBlanc trained Ideal Conditions approximately two summers ago, when the horse was a 3 year old, before he was so...
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Always A Virgin 3-5 in Jug future pool

on 08/21/2007 2:00 AM
Always A Virgin, who has won six of his last seven starts including victories in the Oliver Wendell Holmes and the Battle of the Brandywine, is an overwhelming 3-5 favorite in the second of three future wagering pools for the 2007 Little Brown Jug. Southwind Lynx is next at odds of 9-1 while North America Cup winner Tell All and 2-year-old Breeders Crown champion Charley Barley, who...
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Plainridge bars Sears brothers

on 08/21/2007 2:00 AM
Plainridge Racecourse-based horsemen Roland Sears III and his brother, John Sears, have been reportedly barred from that Massachusetts racetrack after what was termed “an undisclosed quantity of lactated Ringer’s solution, a liquid commonly used to illegally milkshake racehorses,” and “hundreds of needles and syringes and over 70 injectible bottles” were seized by state troopers.  ...
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Don D\'Andrea dies

on 08/21/2007 2:00 AM
Don D\'Andrea, a longtime racing official at the Meadowlands and Batavia Downs, died Thursday, Aug. 16, at age 79. D\'Andrea was a part of Joe DeFrank\'s race office staff at the Meadowlands for many years.   D\'Andrea is survived by his wife, Joann; sons James and David; a brother, Fred; a grandson and nieces and nephews.   Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 20, in Holley, N.Y....
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Lis Mara leads nine in Crown Open Pace

on 08/21/2007 2:00 AM
A compact group of North America’s richest and fastest pacers will contest the Breeders Crown Pace, one of four open events worth a combined $1.7 million scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 1, at Mohawk Racetrack in Campbellville, Ont.   Canadian Pacing Derby winner and defending Breeders Crown champion Lis Mara, two-time Crown winner Boulder Creek and 2006 Pacer of the Year Total Truth he...
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Seven entered in Breeders Crown Open Trot

on 08/21/2007 2:00 AM
The $726,000 Breeders Crown Trot, which is also the fifth leg in the World Cup Trot series, drew just five entries and two supplements for a field of seven. The Breeders Crown Trot is one of four open events worth $1.8 million set for Saturday, Sept. 1, at Mohawk Racetrack in Campbellville, Ont. Nat Ray winner Corleone Kosmos and runner-up Equinox Bi, who supplemented for $75,...
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193 entered Thursday at Red Mile; 98 degrees expected

on 08/21/2007 2:00 AM
The entry box at The Red Mile continues to overflow and if you like racing, you\'ll certainly like Thursday night\'s card as 20 races have been scheduled to go postward. The first race will begin at 6:30 p.m., and race secretary Kevin Mack told harnessracing.com shortly before Monday night\'s 15-race card he hopes to have the 20th and final event declared \"official\" before 11:30.   Mack s...
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Breeders Crown Mare Pace elims drawn

on 08/21/2007 2:00 AM
A field of 14 mares--boasting honors, accolades, world records and million-dollar bankrolls--will race Friday night to arrive at a field of 10 to contest the $363,000 Breeders Crown Mare Pace final, one of four open events scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 1, at Mohawk Racetrack in Campbellville, Ont.   Two-time Breeders Crown champion My Little Dragon will look to join the legendary Etern...
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Meadowlands releases final meet numbers

on 08/21/2007 2:00 AM
The 2007 Meadowlands January-August harness meet ended on a high note with a strong Hambletonian Day, despite an overall downward trend in attendance and handle, most notably that total on-track handle fell by 25 percent.   Originally scheduled for 138 days, the meet was cut by nine Wednesdays, from March through May, due to a shortage of horses. Five additional cards were lost, whole or in...
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Canadian Horse of Year Majestic Son retired

on 08/21/2007 2:00 AM
Reigning Canadian Horse of the Year Majestic Son has reportedly been retired after suffering a leg injury, with the 4-year-old son of Angus Hall finishing his career with 22 wins in 38 starts and $1.75 million in earnings. He wrapped up his standout sophomore season in 2006 with a Breeders Crown victory, defeating U.S. Horse of the Year Glidemaster in the process. Trainer Mark Steacy told Standar...
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Crown Mare Trot elims loaded with Crown winners

on 08/21/2007 2:00 AM
Thirteen of North America’s top trotting mares forced two elims on Friday to reach a field of 10 for the $250,000 Breeders Crown Mare Trot final, one of four open events scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 1, at Mohawk Racetrack in Campbellville, Ont. The fields are loaded with past Breeders Crown champions, including defending mare trot champion Mystical Sunshine, 2006 sophomore Crow...
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Two Europeans supplement to Breeders Crown

on 08/20/2007 2:00 AM
The connections of two of Europe’s top trotting representatives Equinox Bi and Giant Diablo anted up the $75,000 supplement to compete in the $726,000 Breeders Crown Trot to be raced Saturday, Sept. 1, at Mohawk Racetrack.   Equinox Bi, owned and trained by the Biasuzzi family of Italy, is a 6-year-old son of the American stallion Valley Boss Bi and 1996 Breeders Crown winner Persona...
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