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Deweycheatumhowe wins NJSS 2CT final

on 07/19/2007 2:00 AM
Deweycheatumnhowe kept his perfect record intact as he rallied from far back to win the $175,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes final for 2-year-old trotting colts on Wednesday night at the Meadowlands. The son of Muscles Yankee closed from seventh at the top of the stretch to best Atomic Hall by a neck in 1:57 for driver, trainer and co-owner, Ray Schnittker. Blue York Yankee was three-quarters...
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Worldly Treasure fastest in Countess Adios splits

on 07/19/2007 2:00 AM
Two $66,850 divisions of the Countess Adios for 2-year-old filly pacers were contested on Wednesday night at the Meadowlands, with Worldly Treasure, a sister to world champion Worldy Beauty, winning the first split, and Valmctorian taking the second.   Worldly Treasure captured the first division in 1:53.1 for driver George Brennan and trainer Jeff Stafford. The daughter of Artspl...
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HHBNY announces new Bruce Hamilton Memorial Medal

on 07/19/2007 2:00 AM
Harness Horse Breeders of New York State is proud to announce the creation of the Bruce Hamilton Memorial Medal, which will be presented annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to harness horse racing and improvement of the breeding of Standardbred horses in the State of New York. The three nominees for the 2007 inaugural award are Tom Grossman, David Hanson and Bruce Tubin.   ...
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Sunshine State Stakes begin at Pompano

on 07/19/2007 2:00 AM
Pompano Park hosted six non-wagering events prior to the start of its Wednesday program as the Sunshine State Stakes for Florida-bred horses commenced with both the male and female divisions for 2-year-old and 3-year-old trotters in the spotlight.   Southern Rain remained undefeated in three starts after taking the evening’s $5,328 opening event for juvenile colt and gelding tr...
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Make that a double for Cocktail Hour

on 07/19/2007 2:00 AM
Cocktail Hour, a 3-year-old trotting filly, first set and than equaled the track record for her age and gait in her only two outings at Rockingham Park this season, her latest coming Wednesday with a 1:57 effort. In her Rockingham debut on June 29 when driven by Ivan Davies, she covered the mile over a fast track in 1:57 to eclipse the old mark of 1:57.2 that had been jointly held by Decade...
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17 to go for the gold at Monticello

on 07/19/2007 2:00 AM
There’s gold in them there Catskills and on Monday 17 world-class sophomore pacers will be out to get their share of it when they compete in two $25,000 elimination divisions of the $528,000 Monticello Gold Rush. On paper it appears Kenneth J is the one to beat in the first elim, while Takeshigemichi leads the pack in the second split. Headlining the first division are thr...
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Gurfein trainee back on track

on 07/19/2007 2:00 AM
“We’re definitely Hambletonian bound,” trainer Ron Gurfein told harnessracing.com Thursday afternoon shortly after Great Success, a 3-year-old colt trotter he co-owns, finished second by a nose to Xactly Hanover--another likely Hambo starter--in a qualifier at the Meadowlands in 1:52.3.   Because Great Success was a late add-in to the qualifiers, the original charted lines w...
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Southwind Tempo aims for 9 straight in Tarport Hap

on 07/19/2007 2:00 AM
Southwind Tempo will put her eight-race winning streak on the line in the first of three Tarport Hap Stakes divisions on Friday night at the Meadowlands. She will start from post six with usual partner Tim Tetrick in the sulky in the evening’s $58,000 third race. The precocious daughter of Bettor’s Delight has won 13 of 14 career starts and 10 races this season. The only blemish on her ...
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Glidemaster\'s connections named Hambo parade grand marshals

on 07/19/2007 2:00 AM
In recognition of Glidemaster\'s achievements, including winning the 2006 Hambletonian before a crowd of nearly 30,000 at the Meadowlands, driver John Campbell, trainer Blair Burgess and the horse\'s owners, Karin Olsson-Burgess, Robert Burgess, Marsha Cohen and Brittany Farms have been named grand marshals of the fifth annual Hambletonian Parade, which will take place on Saturday, July 28, in Rut...
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John Campbell remembers John Ferguson

on 07/19/2007 2:00 AM
John Ferguson’s funeral is scheduled for Friday in Canada, and Hall of Fame driver John Campbell told harnessracing.com he has fond memories of the former professional hockey player who gained fame in the harness sport as a breeder, owner and racetrack executive.   Campbell has driven three Little Brown Jug winners, but what may have been forgotten is that he was also the trainer of Merge...
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Buckeye One, My Panmar take Mighty M elims

on 07/18/2007 2:00 AM
A pair of Buckeye horses, one an Ohio-bred and the other owned in the Buckeye State, each copped their respective $25,000 elimination divisions of the $530,000 Monticello-OTB Classic at the Mighty M on Monday. Buckeye One, in rein to Tony Morgan, won his split is 1:52, which turned out to be a track record for older pacing geldings. The other division went to Mypanmar and driver David Miller ...
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With six at Yonkers, you get Bouchard

on 07/18/2007 2:00 AM
Stephane Bouchard, Yonkers Raceway\'s leading driver, won six races during Tuesday night\'s 10-race card. Bouchard, who drove in all 10 events, wasted no time getting his picture taken, sweeping the $58.50 early daily double with 15-1 Mysteries of Light ($32.20) in the $5,000, opening-race pace and Big Z Credit ($4.20) in the second-race trot. Bouchard aired in the $5,000, third-race pace w...
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Are You Ready sets season\'s mark in Keystone Classic

on 07/18/2007 2:00 AM
Eight lengths back at the half, Are You Ready launched a determined late rally that already has become her style to capture a division of the $94,799 Keystone Classic for freshman trotting fillies Tuesday night at The Meadows. Her time was 1:58.3 is the fastest of the year for a 2-year-old filly trotter on a five-eighths mile track.   The stake for Pennsylvania-breds was contested over...
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Strange Barry Bonds promotion at Cal-Expo

on 07/18/2007 2:00 AM
The Sacramento Harness Association has announced a Cal-Expo promotion to coincide with San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds\' quest for his record 756th home run, including a giveaway of 200 inflatables of a syringe with Bonds\' number 25 on the back. The blow-ups come from a company called www.steroidslugger.com, and on its website it promotes their sale as \"bring to the ballpark and he...
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Scott Zeron posts first victory

on 07/18/2007 2:00 AM
Scott Zeron, who celebrated his 18th birthday May 23, and the son of veteran driver Rick Zeron, drove his first winner Tuesday night at Georgian Downs, scoring with Malabar Di Jesolo, a trotter he shares ownership of with his dad.   Although Zeron got away in the back of the pack with Malabar Di Jesolo, he was able to rally the 5-year-old son of Malabar Man to the 1:59.1 victory, ...
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Croghan suspended 6 months

on 07/18/2007 2:00 AM
Trainer Ross Croghan’s 180-day suspension for an elevated TCO2 test at the Meadowlands June 6 is now scheduled to begin July 23 after his request for a stay was denied by the New Jersey Racing Commission. Croghan had initially appealed the suspension that was supposed to have begun July 9, but his request for the stay was denied at a hearing Tuesday with the commission.   Croghan was also...
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Sharkey, McErlean, Knapman to be honored by NJ-USHWA

on 07/18/2007 2:00 AM
Go-To Guy Robert J. Sharkey, former Meadowlands vice president Chris McErlean and the late Patrick J. Knapman, DVM, will be saluted in winner’s circle ceremonies at the Meadowlands Saturday night by the New Jersey Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association. Sharkey will receive the Stanley Dancer Media Award and both McErlean and Mrs. Frances Knapman, on behalf of her late h...
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Connie Hochstetler settles Illinois slander case

on 07/18/2007 2:00 AM
Former Balmoral Park race secretary Connie Hochstetler has received an undisclosed monetary award as a result of a multi-count complaint for defamation after she was accused of manipulating post position draws to benefit her husband, Homer Hochstetler. Connie Hochstetler had filed the complaint against the Illinois Harness Horseman\'s Association (IHHA), its executive director, the members of its ...
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**NEW**Wire To WIre

on 07/18/2007 2:00 AM
Wire To Wire columnist Andrew Cohen discusses integrity in his newest installment, noting several jurisdictions which are making strides in attempts to weed out the bad apples. As Cohen states, \"To the people in these places who are trying to do right I say keep it up. To the people in these places who are cheating I say watch out.\"   Cohen specifically addresses the situation regarding t...
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Out of competition testing approved in Indiana

on 07/18/2007 2:00 AM
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission has promulgated a new regulation that allows for out of competition testing. The regulation was passed by the unanimous vote of the Commission at its public meeting on Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at Hoosier Park in Anderson. Under the new regulation the Commission may, without notice, take samples for testing of any racehorse participating in the Indiana raci...
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