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Scarborough accidents

on 05/20/2007 2:00 AM
Two separate incidents cast a pall over the Preakness Day program at Scarborough Downs on Saturday as raceway accidents occurred in back to back races. Clear The Board N made a misstep while on the lead in race eight, causing an unavoidable pile-up just past the quarter marker. Drivers Shane Taggart (Clear The Board N) and Shawn Gray (Ships Mutiney) were both unseated but were able to contain co...
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Final set for Memorial Day

on 05/20/2007 2:00 AM
The favorites--Man About Town and Euro Hanover--prevailed in both $18,000 divisions of the Hiram Woodruff Series on Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands.  
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Surprise starter in Elitlopp

on 05/20/2007 2:00 AM
In a suprise development, Mr Muscleman\'s stablemate A Touch Of Flair will also start in the Elitlopp next Sunday at Solvalla in Sweden; the invitation came after the Australian-bred gelding torched the Meadowlands in 1:52.3 Friday night in his North American debut. Both trotters were put aboard a plane Saturday night by trainer Noel Daley. A Touch Of Flair was originally slated to go to Sweden bu...
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Flirtin Man fastest in OSS

on 05/20/2007 2:00 AM
Think Gold will be doing just that in one week as he was one of four Ontario Sire Stakes Gold elimination winners Sunday evening at Mohawk Racetrack. The 3-year-old chestnut son of Mister Lavec-Next Victim won the final $31,390(C) split in race six, going gate to wire for driver Jody Jamieson in 1:57. He was 4 1/4 lengths better than Nasty Dream with Relentless Duke finishing third. The ...
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2,000 wins for Haynes

on 05/20/2007 2:00 AM
After days of anticipation, Walter Haynes Jr. earned his 2,000th career victory Saturday, with the win coming in the evening’s ninth race with the 6-year old Robert Zink-trained gelding Soul Patrol. Hoosier Park president and general manager Rick Moore and director of Standardbred racing and operations Kevin Mack awarded him with a sign to commemorate the event. “It’s been a long...
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NJSS 3FP\'s in action

on 05/19/2007 2:00 AM
A pair of daughters of Western Ideal won opening round divisions of the New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Friday night at the Meadowlands. Lightning D Dube won the $35,400 first division, the first race, while Current Hanover prevailed in the $36,000 second division, carded as the sixth race.   Lightning D Dube, driven by his namesake, Daniel Dube, scored a h...
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Strong Big M Open wins

on 05/19/2007 2:00 AM
A Touch Of Flair won his North American debut Friday night at the Meadowlands, while Dan Patch champion Darlin\'s Delight had to settle for third in her 4-year-old debut.   A recent purchase by Adam Victor & Son Stable after racing his entire career Down Under, the Australian-bred A Touch Of Flair rallied impressively down the stretch in the $42,000 Open Trot, using a final quarter of :...
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A tinted win at Pompano

on 05/19/2007 2:00 AM
Tintabella N proved once again that she is the top female pacer in South Florida after  prevailing for the fourth straight time, taking Friday’s $15,500 Fillies and Mares Open I Pace at Pompano Park in 1:54.2 despite racing over a surface listed as \"sloppy\" following a late-spring downpour.   Tintabella N was driven aggressively from post four by Daryl Bier, taking control o...
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Kaline homers at Yonkers

on 05/19/2007 2:00 AM
Best Chance Hanna and Kaline both sat chilly early, then both sat in the big char when it counted after Friday night’s co-featured, $35,000 Open Handicaps at Yonkers Raceway. Best Chance Hanna and trainer/driver Pat Lachance swooped from third-over in the Filly and Mare Open \'Cap Pace. “Hanna” blindswitched Stonebridge Luau (Steve Smith), then engaged pacesetting 20-1 proposition Misbet (...
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Cowboy takes Williams leg

on 05/19/2007 2:00 AM
Aboard Cowboys Like Us, driver Ann Karin Larsen was victorious in the $15,000 Mildred William Driving Series race Friday night at the Meadowlands. Larsen and Cowboys Like Us sat third most of the way before tipping out in the stretch and trotting off to a three-quarter-length win over Jay A Novak and Marie Auger in 1:58. Joe The Banker, with Leah Vandevort in the sulky, was third....
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Tivoli Hanover Wins Hempt

on 05/19/2007 2:00 AM
The locally-owned longshot Tivoli Hanover roared down the middle of the stretch at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Saturday afternoon and captured the $301,032 Max C. Hempt Memorial in a lifetime-best 1:51 with Eric Goodell in the bike.   Takeshigemichi and Daniel Dube fought off Whats Up Now and Ron Pierce for the lead at the quarter in :26.2 and set the pace past the half in :54.1 and three ...
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Milestone for Ill. driver

on 05/18/2007 2:00 AM
Brent  Holland posted his 3,000th career winning drive in Thursday night\'s first race at Maywood Park with Mike Brown\'s Hit The Hyway. The 8-5 winning favorite was Holland\'s only drive on the 12-race program. The victory was also his 100th dash winner of the year. The 35-year-old native of Wilmington, Ohio, hustled the 3-year-old filly to the front from the six post in the $8,000 claimin...
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Moore wins Williams leg

on 05/18/2007 2:00 AM
Eight female drivers came together for a great cause Thursday at Harrington Raceway, as part of the Mildred Williams Driving Series. The series honors its namesake, who was a pioneer for harness racing and one of the sport\'s first successful female drivers.   The ninth race on the card was run as part of the series with driver Karen Moore, a Delaware native, winning with Camtasticat ($43...
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Toscano has hands full

on 05/18/2007 2:00 AM
Trainer Linda Toscano will have her hands full when four of her pacers head to post for the inaugural Empire Breeders Classic eliminations at Tioga Downs on Sunday. A total of 15 colts and 13 fillies will square off in hopes of advancing to the $150,000 estimated finals next week.   The star in Toscano’s barn right now is Kenneth J, last year’s New York Sire Stakes champion whose sopho...
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Youth camp set at Pocono

on 05/18/2007 2:00 AM
The deadline for accepting applications for the Harness Racing Youth Camp at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs has been set for Saturday, June 9. Applications can be picked up at the main switchboard at the Shamrock Building or by downloading at www.hhyf.org.   This year’s camp is set for July 16-20. The camp provides youngsters, ages 11, 12 and 13, the opportunity to learn to drive raceho...
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Line snaps on Campbell

on 05/18/2007 2:00 AM
John Campbell has driven 226 times since returning in early April after severely breaking a leg in a race accident last October, but it was race number 220 Thursday night at the Meadowlands that threw a scare into the Hall of Famer as a line came undone in the first race and sent his horse into a runaway gallop.   The incident occurred shortly before the half as Campbell and Yourtheluckyone...
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Manfinity heads Nevele Pride

on 05/18/2007 2:00 AM
Monticello Raceway will debut as part of its 50th Anniversary season seven new world-class stakes races during June and July, including the $350,000(est.) Nevele Pride for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings Monday, June 25. Should sufficient entries be received eliminations will then be held one week earlier on Monday, June 18. Among the headliners in the inaugural Nevele Pride is Man...
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Vivid Photo wins qualifier

on 05/18/2007 2:00 AM
Hambletonian winner Vivid Photo won a qualifier at Tioga Downs Friday with a 1:58.3 effort for trainer, driver and co-owner Roger Hammer. It was the first time Vivid Photo wore a saddle pad number in about six weeks.   The 5-year-old son of SJ’s Photo left from behind the Tioga Downs starting gate and spent no time getting to the front in an opening quarter of :29.1. Hammer then let Vivid...
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PA breeders elect officers

on 05/18/2007 2:00 AM
David M. Prushnok of Andray Farms was elected the new president of Standardbred Breeders Association of Pennsylvania (SBAP) at the 2007 annual organizational meeting held on May 14 at Hanover Shoe Farms. Prushnok replaces W. Logan Dickerson of Lindwood Farm, who served as president for two years.   Directors and officers of SBAP include Paul E. Spears (chairman), William Solomon, DVM (vice ...
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