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HHYF receives $10,000

on 05/24/2007 2:00 AM
At Thursday\'s monthly meeting of the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission, Gene Chabrier, Director of Regulatory Affairs for the XpressBet horseracing wagering firm, gave a $10,000 donation on behalf of XpressBet to the Harness Horse Youth Foundation, harness racing’s organization that looks to develop interest in harness racing in young people so that they may be the future participants...
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Kenneth J EBC choice

on 05/24/2007 2:00 AM
Almost nothing that happens in the $133,625 Empire Breeders Classic final for 3-year-old pacing colts on Sunday at Tioga Downs could shake owner Ken Jacobs confidence in his standout performer Kenneth J. This career winner of $427,000 headlines the afternoon card that also showcases the Empire Breeders Classic filly finalist racing for $132,625.   Jacobs, a businessman from Baldwinsville, ...
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Rooney elims drawn

on 05/24/2007 2:00 AM
Ideal Vintage and Tivoli Hanover have been installed as the morning-line favorites for this Saturday night\'s two, $40,000 eliminations for the Art Rooney Pace at Yonkers Raceway. A total of 14 three year olds--eight colts and six geldings--go after eight places in what is the richest event in Yonkers Raceway history, the $1 million final of the Art Rooney Pace Saturday night, June 2. Ideal Vint...
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Two elims at Yonkers

on 05/23/2007 2:00 AM
A total of 14 three year olds  have been were entered for the 2007 edition of the Art Rooney Pace at Yonkers Raceway with a pair of $40,000, seven-horse elimination races Saturday night. The first four finishers in each qualifying heat will return for the June 2 final, with a purse of not less than $750,000. Leading the first Rooney elimination is the Pat Lachance-trained (an...
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Have a ball at Harrington

on 05/23/2007 2:00 AM
Peter Tritton\'s Ball Gown A ($3, Ross Wolfenden) held off a host of challengers to the wire for a 1:53.2 win in the featured $16,500 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway Tuesday. The 6-year-old Presidential Ball mare improved to a perfect two for two in the States for owner-trainer Tritton. Wolfenden sent her to the lead from post three where she was never headed until Hopefull N (Brandon Given...
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An expensive final winner

on 05/23/2007 2:00 AM
Veteran Expensive Flight won Tuesday night\'s $53,600 final of the Empire City Non-Claiming Series at Yonkers Raceway. With Jim Meittinis driving for co-owner and trainer Dave Hrabovsky, the 10-year-old Expensive Scooter gelding found a seat coming the half, then zipped along the cones to win in a season\'s-best 1:56 in this event (series No. 6 for those keeping score) featuring base $10,000 cla...
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Rent relief for Cal Expo

on 05/23/2007 2:00 AM
The California Exposition & State Fair Board voted on Tuesday to grant the Sacramento Harness Association\'s (SHA) request for reconsideration of rent relief for the 2007-08 racing seasons.   \"Today’s vote certainly helped stabilize the industry, \" said Ralph Scurfield, president of SHA.  \"I think the horsemen are very pleased, as the uncertainty has really been costly. ...
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Elims drawn for NJ Classic

on 05/23/2007 2:00 AM
Artzina and Yankee Skyscaper are among the 15 colts that have been entered in Saturday’s eliminations for the $500,000 Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic, the sport’s richest event for state-bred horses, at the Meadowlands.   New York, N.Y., shares ownership of the colt with Mark Rubach of West New York, N.J.Yankee Skyscaper was the leading money-winner in his freshman class with...
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Stutzman drives a winner

on 05/23/2007 2:00 AM
Joe Stutzman has been training horses for 25 years and has more than 2,500 wins and $35 million in purse earnings, and now he can boast his first-ever driving victory after coming up a winner in a CKG Billings Amateur Driving Series leg Tuesday night at Kawartha Downs. Stutzman—the 2005 Canadian Trainer of the Year and four-time Woodbine/Mohawk Trainer of the Year—directed the Mark Winacott-tr...
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New mark for 4 year olds

on 05/22/2007 2:00 AM
Lloyd Arnold\'s Redford Hall ($4) set a new track record for 4-year-old pacers Monday at Harrington Raceway in 1:51.3 in the featured $19,200 Delaware Special. The 4-year-old Cambest gelding was sent to the front from post five with driver Tony Morgan aboard, where he set fractions of :27, :55 and 1:23.3. He held off a late charge from Hot Lather and Village Blitz for a one-length score...
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Possible to be supreme

on 05/22/2007 2:00 AM
The Florida-bred gelding Railee Possible once again asserted his supremacy over the older trotting division at Pompano Park when scoring his second consecutive victory in Monday’s $15,500 Richard Gaucher Memorial Open I Trot.   Driven from post four by Dan Clements, Railee Possible settled in fourth place as Kyle E Koyote (Bruce Ranger) was quick off the gate to take the early lead in th...
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News on new PA sale

on 05/22/2007 2:00 AM
Standardbred Horse Sales Company has posted a special preview of yearling consignments on its new website for its inaugural “PA Preferred” Yearling Sale at www.standardbredpasale.com. The Sale will be held on Aug. 27at noon in the air-conditioned Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg.   To date, 15 consignors have entered 220 yearlings in the sale. Consignors include Northwood Bl...
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NY meetings to be online

on 05/22/2007 2:00 AM
The New York State Racing and Wagering Board is ahead of the July 1, 2007 deadline issued by Governor Spitzer’s Executive Order #3 requiring all state agency’s and public authorities to broadcast public meetings via the internet.  All future Board Meetings, starting on May 24, will be streamed over the Internet and accessible at: www.racing.state.ny.us   “Along with providin...
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$3K claimer wins Nfld Open

on 05/22/2007 2:00 AM
A former $3,000 claimer, Lucca\'s Revenge ($3.20), again showed why trainer Kevin Ehrhardt is such an astute horseman, when Brett Miller steered the 5-year-old Corelone gelding to an easy, 1:58 victory in the $8,000 Open trot on Monday night at Northfield Park. Parked past the :28.1 quarter, Miller cleared his charge to the front and never looked back, cruising to a 1-1/4 length, 1:58 win, ...
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Bouchard wins Victoria Pace

on 05/22/2007 2:00 AM
The memory of the late Don Karkos, “the Monticello Miracle,” was resurrected Monday at Monticello Raceway when his family and friends joined in a ceremony and dedication in the winners circle after the feature race on the Monday afternoon card. That contest, the weekly $14,300 Mares Preferred Pace, named in honor of Karkos, was won by Alexi Killean, in from Yonkers Raceway and with Gr...
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Ontario horsemen picket

on 05/22/2007 2:00 AM
Members of the Ontario Harness Horse Association (OHHA) picketed Dresden Raceway Monday as a contract dispute at that track and Woodstock kept both sites from opening its 2007 racing seasons over the past weekend.  The OHHA members reportedly carried signs stating “No racing, no slots.” The dispute centers on the OHHA’s demands that more race dates are added at both Dresden and Woodsto...
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Canadian HOF electees

on 05/22/2007 2:00 AM
Little Brown Jug winner Bettor’s Delight has been elected into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. Also elected was Cathedra, the champion pacing filly and stakes-producing broodmare, and Jack McNiven of Killean Acres.   Bettor’s Delight, owned by John Grant of Hornby, Ont., earned more than $2.5 million during his exceptional racing career. He won the Breeders Crown and Governors C...
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1:52.2 debut for Kenneth J

on 05/21/2007 2:00 AM
Kenneth J returned to the races Sunday at Tioga Downs, winning his seasonal debut in 1:52.2, with an effortless victory in the second division elimination of the Empire Breeder’s Classic. The 3-year-old son of Bettors Delight is owned by Ken Jacobs of Baldwinsville, N.Y., and trained by Linda Toscano. Finding himself sitting fourth through opening fractions of :27.2 ...
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Wearable Art done for year

on 05/21/2007 2:00 AM
“Wearable Art bowed a tendon when he won the Berry\'s Creek,” said the 3-year-old colt’s owner and trainer, Peter Kleinhans via an email. “He\'s finished for the season; I\'ll try bringing him back at four, but I don\'t know if he\'ll make it back to the races or will be as good a horse. “I\'m crushed, but trying to make the most of it--rushing around to see if it\'s not too late t...
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Peaceful Way wins qual.

on 05/21/2007 2:00 AM
Peaceful Way, with new driver Paul Macdonell in tow, was victorious in qualifying action Monday morning at Mohawk Racetrack as the Angus Hall 6-year-old mare went wire-to-wire through splits of :29.2, :59.1 and 1:28, before turning on the afterburners with a :27-second final quarter. Her margin of victory in the 1:55 mile was 13 ½ lengths.Peaceful Way made a break in stride in her firs...
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