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Crawdad nears return

on 06/06/2007 2:00 AM
Bob Black of the Red Barn Stable, owners of Crawdad, reports their prized pacer is scheduled to return from a well-deserved breather and qualify on June 21 at the Meadowlands. \"He loved being turned out and was quite full of himself,\" Black said, \"but now that he\'s back training, he\'s got his game face back on. We miss coming out there to the Meadowlands because it was so much fun bringing...
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Bet To Win romps by 20

on 06/06/2007 2:00 AM
John Lichtenberger’s, Bet To Win, romped in his division of the $332,000 New York Sire Stakes trots on Tuesday afternoon at Monticello Raceway. With Daniel Dube at the controls the son of Credit Winner cruised to a 20-length victory in a time of 1:58.3 which was the fastest of the five divisions on the card. Trained by Hall of Fame horseman Ray Remmen, Bet To Win grabbed the racetr...
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NYSS kicks off Wednesday

on 06/05/2007 2:00 AM
The New York Sire Stakes season kicks off at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway on Wednesday evening with $340,917 in purses for the 3-year-old trotting filly set. A total of six divisions will head to post for the first of the six-leg summer-long series that travels across the state.   Owner-trainer Paul Kelley will be among the local horsemen sending out a contender on Wednesday. His Credi...
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Soph pacer on a roll

on 06/05/2007 2:00 AM
Allan Pullman, Barry Glickstein and Eddie Davis\' Sway Charles ($3.60) won his sixth straight race and continued his impressive 3-year-old campaign with a 1:53.1 win at Harrington Raceway Monday. Driven by Allan Davis, the 3-year-old Real Artist colt assumed command after the half mile and held off The Other Cheek and Sniper Hall for the win. He has won seven of eight lifetime starts for traine...
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Blanket finish at Pompano

on 06/05/2007 2:00 AM
 A compact field of five trotters assembled for Monday’s feature race at Pompano Park, and the highly contentious $15,500 winners-over Trot resulted in a tight three-horse win photo with Railee Possible holding off Muscular and C Le Noir to score his third consecutive victory.   Driven from post four by Dan Clements, Railee Possible rolled off the gate to seize control of the Monday...
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June is Michigan\'s month

on 06/05/2007 2:00 AM
Michigan Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm has declared June as “Michigan Horse Racing Month” to honor Michigan’s 74 years of horse racing history.   Michigan has six licensed pari-mutuel racetracks, including four harness tracks (Hazel Park, Northville, Swartz Creek and Jackson), one Thoroughbred track (Muskegon) and one mixed breed racetrack (Mt. Pleasant).   “Horse racing is a Mic...
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Amateur final at Big M

on 06/05/2007 2:00 AM
Their day jobs include university dean, IT operations, photographer and human resources manager, but on Wednesday night 10 members of the American Harness Drivers Club will don their driving colors to compete in their $5,000 Spring Pacing Series final at the Meadowlands. The one-mile pace will take place before the racing card at 7 p.m. and is a non-wagering event.Series leader Carmen Ciccone, a s...
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Purse increase at Vernon

on 06/05/2007 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs has announced that the track will increase purses by 15 percent across the board effective Tuesday, June 12. In addition, the New York State Racing and Wagering Board has approved a request by Vernon’s sister track, Tioga Downs, to add live racing on Wednesday, July 4.   Post time for Tioga\'s July 4th card will be at 6:50 pm (EDT) with a fireworks show after the races. ...
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23 vie for $1.5 mil final

on 06/05/2007 2:00 AM
Three $50,000 eliminations for the $1.5 million(C) Pepsi North America Cup have been drawn for Saturday night’s program at Mohawk Racetrack. The top three finishers in each elim plus one fourth-place finisher will return for the rich final Saturday, June 16.   Elim 1 PP - Horse - Listed Driver 1 - Sergei Seelster - Luc Ouellette 2 - Trueys Legacy - Mike Vanderkemp 3 - Southwind Lynx -...
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Cal incentive plan OK\'d

on 06/05/2007 2:00 AM
Cal-Expo (Sacramento Harness Association) and the California Harness Horsemen’s Association (CHHA) have announced the details of their 2007 Horse Incentive Program, and it calls for horses that have raced in pari-mutuel races in other jurisdictions to receive between $1,000 and $2,500 upon racing at Cal-Expo.   The specific amount depends on what class the horse has recently raced in...
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Brandt honored as Lady Pace

on 06/04/2007 2:00 AM
Elizabeth (Betty) Brandt, longtime harness horse owner and widow of the late Richard Brandt Sr., is the 2007 Lady Pace honoree at the Delaware, Ohio County Fair. The Logan, Ohio native will be honored in winner’s circle ceremonies following a 3-year-old pacing filly division of the Ohio Breeders Championship to be raced Jug Day afternoon, Thursday, Sept. 20.The ceremony is fitting since Bet...
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NYSS purses announced

on 06/04/2007 2:00 AM
Peter Goold, Executive Director of the Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund, has announced estimated purses for the New York Sire Stakes program in 2007, including increases for the New York-Bred Late Closer Series and the New York County Fairs.   The estimated purses for New York Sire Stakes legs at each track are as follow:     2-Year-Olds...
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Pa. tracks band together

on 06/04/2007 2:00 AM
In a solid showing of unity, cooperation and commitment to all of harness racing, Pennsylvania’s three racetracks and two horsemen’s associations have agreed to take the “redistribution” amount from the Sire Stakes tax budget for financial year 2008 and redistribute it to the state’s agricultural county fairs featuring harness racing, to help with operating expenses.   The Sire S...
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Rare Jewel wins Molson

on 06/02/2007 2:00 AM
Rare Jewel, a 6-year-old Artiscape gelding trained by Brett Robinson, wired the field to win the Molson Pace at Western Fair Raceway in London, Ont., Friday night, and equaled the 1:53 track record in the process.   With Mark MacDonald in the sulky, Rare Jewel took the early lead and put Maltese Artist in the two hole. Zooka challenged first-over through the middle portion of the mile and e...
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Elims at Maywood Park

on 06/02/2007 2:00 AM
Mrs Grant Seven and Brother Vinny used front-end tactics to capture their respective $10,000 elimination races  for next week\'s $100,000 championships of the Maywood Pace for fillies and colts, respectively.   Driver Del Chupp was behind Mrs Grant Seven for the initial time in the single elimination for state-bred pacing fillies. Chupp\'s pre-race strategy paid off when the 3-2 public...
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Shark Gesture wins in NH

on 06/02/2007 2:00 AM
Shark Gesture may have been only the fourth choice of the bettors in the $120,000 New Hampshire Sweepstakes at Rockingham Park on Saturday, but when he got onto the track he simply devoured the other seven top flight pacers in the field, winning by three lengths in 1:49.2.   The 4-year-old son of Cam\'s Card Shark and driver George Brennan took over from pacesetter and 5-2 co-second ch...
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NJ Classic to Fresh Deck

on 06/02/2007 2:00 AM
Trainer Joe Holloway made the $500,000 Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic the focus of Fresh Deck’s season, a plan which paid off handsomely on Saturday night at the Meadowlands as the 3-year-old son of Cam\'s Card Shark won by a head over Yankee Skyscaper in 1:49.4.   Driven by John Campbell, Fresh Deck reached the lead in a :53.3 half and repelled the dogged challenge of his sta...
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The

on 06/02/2007 2:00 AM
Current Hanover, a 3-year-old filly by Western Ideal, captured the $200,000 Thomas D’Altrui Miss New Jersey in 1:50.3 Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   Southwind Rio was the first to fire to the lead, but driver George Brennan was not content to sit behind her for long and hustled Current Hanover to the lead in a hot :53.4 half.  Current Hanover began pulling away from the fi...
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A strong rally by Lynch

on 06/02/2007 2:00 AM
Tim Tetrick and Southwind Lynx showed you can rally from far off the pace at the half-mile Yonkers Raceway oval and even win a $1 million race as they captured the Art Rooney Pace with a 1:52.3 effort Saturday night. Tetrick came back in the very next race, the $242,620 Lismore for 3-year-old filly pacers, and won with Southwind Tempo in 1:52.4.   Tetrick and Southwind Lynx, a col...
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Burlingtons a Cup preview

on 06/02/2007 2:00 AM
On Saturday night at Mohawk three $100,000 divisions of the Burlington provided an annual preview of the North America Cup, and the winners were Shamardal in 1:51.1, Bettor Tuwin in 1:50.2, and Sutter Hanover in 1:50.1.   Sutter Hanover, making just his second start of hte season, was a powerful 5 3/4-length winner for driver David Miller. The 3-year-old colt by Dragon Again settled in thir...
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