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Dream Vacation on top

on 05/31/2007 2:00 AM
Daughters of the sire Dream Vacation swept all three New Jersey Sire Stakes divisions for 3-year-old filly trotters Wednesday night at the Meadowlands, with the winners Victoria Volo (1:56.4), Flash Lightning (1:56) and Granny Gui (1:57.1).   Victoria Volo and driver John Campbell made a three-wide move in the stretch and closed fastest of all to nip the pacesetter, Maryanne K, at the ...
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Majestic Son 3 weeks away

on 05/31/2007 2:00 AM
Trainer Mark Steacy has told harnessracing.com that 2006 Canadian Horse of the Year Majestic Son is about three weeks away from qualifying after recently training the 4-year-old son of Angus Hall in 1:58 at Hippodrome de Montreal.   A 14-time winner with $1.2 million in earnings last year, Majestic Son’s triumphs included a season-ending Breeders Crown, the Goodtimes and the Canadian...
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Corbin overcomes 8 hole

on 05/31/2007 2:00 AM
Not even post eight could stop Alain Durivage\'s Armbro Corbin ($24.80) from repeating in Wednesday\'s $20,300 Open Trot at Harrington Raceway. The 5-year-old Striking Sahbra gelding left from the outside post, gained the lead and coasted to a one length win in 1:57.2. Driven by Brandon Givens, the Scott Gregoire-trained \"Corbin\" set fractions of :28.3, :58.3, and 1:28 before a :29.2 final...
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Particular dies at 25

on 05/31/2007 2:00 AM
One of the top overnight horses in two regions, the Precious Fella gelding Particular has died just days after his 25th birthday.   Particular, who campaigned part of his career in New England and competed at Foxboro Raceway, later became one of the top overnight pacers on the scene in South Florida at Pompano Park for trainer Peter Blood.   Born on May 20, 1982 at Hanover ...
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Joseph Billante dies

on 05/31/2007 2:00 AM
Joseph W. Billante, a trainer, breeder, owner and driver at The Meadows for more than 30 years, died Monday in a tractor accident. He was 64. According to published reports, Mr. Billante, of Chartiers Township, Washington County, was operating a small farm tractor pulling a mower deck when the tractor rolled on an embankment, pinning him beneath. He was transported to Canonsburg Hospital where h...
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First win in 20 months

on 05/31/2007 2:00 AM
The featured race of the Wednesday evening card at Northfield Park was an $8,000 Open Trot, which was won by Pure Jesse. The 4-year-old gelding, owned by Yvette Prudenzano and Basil Kellis, found room as the field headed into the stretch and flew late, defeating Pine Hill Jewel by one length in 1:58. Favored pacesetter Lucca\'s Revenge was third. Brett Miller drove the winner for train...
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Star-studded NH field

on 05/31/2007 2:00 AM
Many of the brightest and biggest stars in the world of harness racing will be at Rockingham Park on Saturday to compete in the track\'s signature race, the $120,000 New Hampshire Sweepstakes. Ted Wing, a legendary horseman in the region who is on tap to drive in the New Hampshire Sweepstakes, looked over the nine horses invited to the Free-For-All Pace and told Rockingham racing officials ...
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Meadows slots delayed

on 05/31/2007 2:00 AM
The planned June 5 opening of the new slots parlor at The Meadows has been delayed. The racetrack issued the following press release Wednesday:   Meadows Racetrack & Casino officials have delayed testing nights of its new casino and have put its grand opening temporarily on hold. The delay is necessary to allow for final enhancements to be made to the Meadows\' security system. Once thi...
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Cramer retires from USTA

on 05/31/2007 2:00 AM
Carol Cramer, a 42 1/2 –year employee of the U.S. Trotting Association (USTA), will spend her last day at the USTA offices in Columbus today, May 31. Cramer, who has worked on the USTA’s landmark publications the Care & Training of the Trotter & the Pacer and the annual Stakes Guide, has retired, although she will continue producing the Stakes Guide.   “I was hired by Don Mill...
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Purses up at Big M

on 05/31/2007 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands will implement a 10 percent purse increase beginning with the Wednesday, June 6, racing card, which marks the second across-the-board purse increase this spring.   Meadowlands purses were first increased in April, along with the addition of a program which gives a 20 percent bonus to New Jersey-sired horses earning purse checks in “non-restrictive” overnight races. ...
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2YO champ has 1:54.1 qua

on 05/31/2007 2:00 AM
Donato Hanover posted his second straight 1:54-and-change qualifier Thursday morning at the Meadowlands, and trainer Steve Elliott told harnessracing.com shortly afterward that the defending Dan Patch champion is ready to make his pari-mutuel debut.   “So far we’re doing pretty good for no money, aren’t we?” answered Elliott with a laugh when asked about Donato Hanover’s readiness...
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Elims set for Maywood races

on 05/31/2007 2:00 AM
A surprise entry into the Maywood Pace for second season colts and geldings was the 2006 Illinois Freshman Colt Pacer of the Year Home Bed Advantage, one of the favorites for this Saturday’s $1 million Art Rooney Championship at Yonkers Raceway. The pride of the Dave McCaffrey Stable was one of nine ICF horses entered for tonight’s elims and gained a bye into next Friday’s (June 8) fina...
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Possess The Magic returns

on 05/31/2007 2:00 AM
Three-year-old filly trotter Possess The Magic, 2006’s richest freshman regardless of gait and fastest juvenile trotter regardless of sex, made her 2007 qualifying debut Thursday at the Meadowlands, finishing second by a half length behind peer Gerri’s Joy in 1:54.4.   The qualifier was the first appearance by the daughter of Self Possessed since she won the Breeders Crown last October ...
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Tivoli draws 3 at Yonkers

on 05/30/2007 2:00 AM
Tivoli Hanover, who won the faster of last week\'s two elimination races in track-record time, drew post position three and was made the 9-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday night\'s $1 million final of the Art Rooney Pace at Yonkers Raceway. Eight 3 year olds--five colts and three geldings--earned berths in the richest race in Yonkers\' history. The  Rooney goes as the eighth rac...
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Hop on the bus at Harr

on 05/30/2007 2:00 AM
Cavalli Pazzi Stables\' Casino Bus ($17.20, Tim Tetrick) set a new track record for 4-year-old pacing mares Tuesday with a 1:52.1 triumph in the $16,500 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway. The record had already been broken once on the card when Three Point Acres\' Ultimate Bet ($33.40, Corey Callahan) won the $14,700 Junior Open event, but was eventually outdone by Casino Bus\' giant effort. Casi...
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Saratoga Hall inductees

on 05/30/2007 2:00 AM
The Saratoga Harness Hall of Fame will hold its annual Open House and Induction Ceremonies on Sunday, June 3,. as horseman Homer Harp and blacksmith Ray Smith will be inducted, along with horses Determined Chase and Dreams Are Free.   Harp was a highly respected trainer and driver known for his skill with young horses. He first raced at Saratoga Raceway in 1947 and his career at the harnes...
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Hanners moves to Pompano

on 05/30/2007 2:00 AM
Veteran driver Brad Hanners, a winner of 3,641 races during his career, will make his Pompano Park debut on Wednesday when getting behind the 4-year-old pacer Yankee Raven for trainer Terry Deters in the evening’s fourth race.   A native of the City of Washington Court House, Ohio, Hanners has been a regular on the Delaware circuit since 2000 and has won driving championships at both Dov...
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Palone returns with win

on 05/30/2007 2:00 AM
Defying initial predictions of a months-long rehabilitation, Dave Palone resumed driving Tuesday night at The Meadows, only seven weeks after suffering multiple fractures to his right thighbone in a race accident. It didn\'t take him long to regain his winning touch; in his second race back, he drove the trotter My Word to victory. In his only other drive on the card, he finished second with...
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Maid sweeps PcD series

on 05/30/2007 2:00 AM
Maidrite stayed perfect in the May Flowers Pacing Series for 3- and 4-year-old fillies and mares, easily winning the $26,500 final on Tuesday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Maidrite, trained by Albert Meyer, sat fifth early on before swinging out wide on the turn toward the backstretch. The 4-year-old mare easily wrested the lead away from Rosagatha, who had swept the three preli...
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