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Freshman colts square off at Northfield

on 07/22/2007 2:00 AM
Saturday night, Northfield Park hosted seven $20,000 Ohio Sires Stakes events as freshman colt trotters and pacers contested their third of five preliminary legs leading up to the $100,000 finals that will be part of the $1,000,000 Ohio Super Night at the Route Eight oval on September 1. There were four trotting splits and three heats for pacers. The evening started with the first trotting split...
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A Fiesty Affair equals freshman mark

on 07/22/2007 2:00 AM
A Fiesty Affair equaled the Hanover Raceway track record for two year old pacing fillies Saturday en route to a nine-length victory in Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots competition. The Camluck freshman led gate-to-wire in a 1:57.2 effort, one of five divisions contested. Handled by Scott Coulter, A Fiesty Affair broke her maiden with the victory in the $21,277 contest. She is trained by Bill Ellio...
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Tetrick and Fusco set new Pocono marks

on 07/22/2007 2:00 AM
Driver Tim Tetrick and trainer Carmine Fusco have been red-hot this year at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and they teamed up for a memorable Saturday afternoon, winning four straight races and setting two new track records. The streak began in Race 7, when Apollo Todd led all the way to win his ninth straight start at Pocono. That broke the previous track record of eight consecutive wins, set by ...
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Gelding remains perfect at Hawthorne

on 07/22/2007 2:00 AM
The tactic changed but the end result remained the same as Two Weeks Notice stayed perfect at Hawthorne and won the $82,000 Erwin F. Dygert Memorial Open Trot Final in front-end fashion with Dave Magee on Saturday night, July 21. It was Trevor Ritchie hustling Birminghim from the outside nine slot and into the early lead with a :27.4 first quarter. Magee left hard enough with Two Weeks Notice to ...
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Juanita scores at Rosecroft

on 07/22/2007 2:00 AM
In a $27,200 division of the Maryland Standardbred Race Fund for two-year-old trotting fillies, Juanita [$4.20, $4.20, $3.20] earned her second consecutive victory over the Rosecroft Raceway oval on Saturday evening. The daughter of CR Commando, driven by Jim Morand, grabbed the top after an opening quarter of 29.4. Morand secured a confident lead, guiding Juanita through middle fractions of 1:0...
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Spin Rate takes SRF Pace

on 07/21/2007 2:00 AM
Spin Rate took the $40,000 Standardbred Retirement Foundation Open Pace for three-year-olds on Saturday, June 21.  Ron Pierce drove the Allamerican Ingot colt to a new lifetime mark of 1:50.2.   Trained by Kelly O’Donnell, Spin Rate got away sixth and was third over going to a :54.2 half.  With Dragon Master and driver Andy Miller setting the fractions, and horses stacked, Spin ...
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Tompkins-Geers division equals Tioga track record

on 07/21/2007 2:00 AM
Trotters took the stage at Tioga Downs on Saturday, with nine of the 12 carded races dedicated to the Tomkins-Geers.  Too Salty posted the fastest division of the night with a 1:55.2 win, which tied the Tioga Downs track record for three-year-old trotting colts (Algiers Hall, 2006).   Trained by Doug Miller and driven by Ray Schnittker, the SJs Caviar colt led from start to f...
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Mohawk hosts Canadian Breeders\' elims

on 07/21/2007 2:00 AM
In the second of two nights of elims for the July 28th Canadian Breeders’ Championships, five fields of three-year-old males duked it out tonight at Mohawk, and at night’s end, it was geldings: 3, colts: 2. In the first of two elims for trotters, Brad Maxwell trainee Celtic Warrior charged immediately to the lead from the inside post and led wire-to-wire to win in a career-best 1:56.0, holdin...
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Dali takes Niatross division for Ouellette

on 07/20/2007 2:00 AM
Snow White breezed to her fourth straight victory in the $175,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes final for 2-year-old filly trotters on Thursday night at the Meadowlands, with John Campbell sending her first-up and having her effortlessly pull away to a 6 1/4-length win over Winbak Brat in 1:55.4.   It was another length back to No Pain No Gain in third. Sent off the overwhelming 1-5...
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Stacelita sets Harrah\'s Chester record

on 07/20/2007 2:00 AM
Carl Cito Jr.’s and Ellen Manzi’s Stacelita established a new Harrah’s Chester record for distaff trotters of any age by trotting a mile in 1:54.3 in capturing Thursday\'s Open Handicap over six geldings and one other mare.   Driven by Hall of Famer Catello Manzi, Stacelita went to the front  from third after a first quarter of :27.4, and cruised through fractions of  :...
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Seekman hoping to wishuponastar with Beachy Girl

on 07/20/2007 2:00 AM
Ontario race fans got their first look at filly pacing sensation Beachy Girl Thursday night as she crushed a field of nine rivals in the lone $15,000(C) division in the opening round of the Whenuwishuponastar Series for rookies at Mohawk Racetrack. Mark MacDonald piloted the daughter of Real Desire-Color Me Beachy and had her on top just past the opening quarter before cruising to a 1:56.4...
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Lis Mara favored in Ben Franklin

on 07/20/2007 2:00 AM
Big-time harness stakes racing returns to the Delaware Valley on Sunday when Harrah\'s Chester Casino & Racetrack presents the $300,000 Ben Franklin Pace final for older horse pacers, with Lis Mara the favorite.   The all-age track record of 1:49 was set by Lis Mara in the Ben Franklin elimination race and he will be seriously challenged Sunday when the favori...
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Only Bedford, Centaur can submit Pa. license applications

on 07/20/2007 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission decided at a Thursday meeting that only the two previously-rejected license applicants will be able to submit a revised application for the state’s remaining harness racing license. The applications from Bedford Downs and Centaur Inc. must be submitted by Aug. 3. Applications by both companies were earlier rejected by the commission, but the state...
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New Meadowlands Xanadu projects announced

on 07/20/2007 2:00 AM
Work on the 200-foot-high indoor snow dome is well underway at the Meadowlands Xanadu complex, and on Thursday developers announced several new attractions that will be part of the $2 billion project that is scheduled to open in November 2008. As the construction continues, mounds of dirt are prevalent around the Meadowlands’ racetrack, with the towering snow dome located off the first turn. &n...
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Freehold worker charged with stealing $77,564

on 07/20/2007 2:00 AM
A worker in Freehold Raceway\'s accounting department has been arrested and charged with theft for allegedly writing 77 checks totaling $77,564, money that should have been paid to the state as sales tax on the sale of horses. According to a story in Friday\'s Asbury Park Press, Joseph Biele, 39, has been charged with theft and failure to make disposition of funds over a six-year period, and accor...
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Rosecroft lowers to a 1-percent takeout on August Saturdays

on 07/20/2007 2:00 AM
For the first time in the industry, Rosecroft Raceway will reduce the on-track commission on live racing to just one percent on Saturdays during the month of August. The promotion will entail higher payouts on all winning wagers placed on live harness racing held at Rosecroft Raceway.   Beginning this week, the live racing schedule will change from Monday evenings to Tuesday; first pos...
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Kadabra filly wins in Sweden

on 07/20/2007 2:00 AM
The first 2-year-old race in Sweden was held at the Axevallam track and it resulted in a win for the Kadabra filly Mystical Ann (out of Tra La La, by Valley Victory). She was timed in 2:04.2 over 1,640 meters.   Mystical Ann is trained and driven by Åke Svanstedt. She is owned by Borre Hoibye, who call his stable Deseks AB. He is also a part-owner in the sta...
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North American sweep in Sweden

on 07/20/2007 2:00 AM
North American exports tripled in Sweden on the Friday night card at the Axevall track. The feature race was won by Plantagenet, who scored in 1:56.2 with Erik Adielsson in the sulky. Racino, driven by Johnny Takter, finished second while Vino Camielle was third.   Plantagenet, a son of Donerail, took a mark of 1:53.4 and earned $247,613 before he was exported. Racino, a 5-year-old son...
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Southwind Tempo on a roll in Tarport Hap

on 07/20/2007 2:00 AM
Southwind Tempo made it nine wins in a row with a 1:50.3 win in the first division of the Tarport Hap.   Parked through the first turn to a wicked :26.2 first quarter, Southwind Tempo and driver Tim Tetrick made it to the front and never looked back.  Cabana Fever made a hard bid from third after the half, but floated wide out of the turn.  Artcotic and Tidewaterdragonfly gave cha...
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Tompkins-Geers to Takter

on 07/20/2007 2:00 AM
Jimmy Takter took the two divisions of the Tompkins-Geers two-year old filly trot with the Angus Hall filly Its My Time and the Striking Sahbra sired Beauty Queen.  The even-money favorite Its My Time won the second division in 2:01 after going three-wide around the first turn.  Perugia and driver Jim Marohn, Jr. finished second with Lakin Beau Bakin taking third.  This rac...
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