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Cambest staying at Walnut Hall Ltd.

on 07/09/2007 2:00 AM
Alan J. Leavitt, president of Walnut Hall Ltd., has issued a statement saying that the report of Cambest’s sale to Australia is totally false.   Leavitt also said that when Cambest came to Walnut Hall Ltd. it was on the premise that it would be his home for the rest of his life, and that is exactly what it will be.  
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Donato dominates in Dancer elim

on 07/09/2007 2:00 AM
Donato Hanover continued to show his dominance over the 3-year-old trotting colt division with a powerful, 1:53.3 score in an elimination for the Stanley Dancer Memorial Friday night at the Meadowlands. Mythical Lindy got to Donato Hanover\'s wheel coming off the last turn, but was never a threat.   Driver Ron Pierce floated Donato Hanover away from the gate and then made the patentend move...
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KF St. Patrick sets life mark in OHSS

on 07/08/2007 2:00 AM
KF St. Patrick, returning to Ohio Sire Stakes action after testing some of  North America’s top 3 year olds in the North America Cup and Cleveland Classic romped to a wire-to-wire, 8 3/4-length victory in a Sire Stakes division at Scioto Downs Saturday in a career-best 1:52.2.   Russell Swartz drove the son of Nobleland Sam to his fourth victory of the year in six starts for trainer ...
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Copper Color post 1:51.3 mile at Pompano

on 07/08/2007 2:00 AM
After failing in his first four appearances at Pompano Park since shipping down from Ontario in early June, Copper Color put on a show for the South Florida faithful on Saturday when taking the featured $15,500 Winners Over Handicap Pace in a seasonal best 1:51.3.   Driven from post two by Wally Hennessey, Copper Color settled in the pocket during the early stages of the Saturday fea...
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Buckeye One takes Yonkers Open in 1:51.1

on 07/08/2007 2:00 AM
Shamelessly not content with his five-win, sweep-the-co-features Friday night at Yonkers Raceway, Tony Morgan went the distance in Saturday night\'s $30,000 Open Pace with Buckeye One. Morgan grabbed immediate command with the 4-5 people\'s pal. However, P H Top Dog (Greg Grismore) had the same idea, leaving hard from post potition 4. Buckeye One was in no mood to be sociable, hanging the other ...
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Pa. Budget impasse could shut casinos

on 07/08/2007 2:00 AM
According to reports, slots operations in Pennsylvania could be shutdown at midnight Sunday if state legislators don\'t agree on a budget and the state courts don\'t intervene. That\'s because as of Sunday, the legislature had failed to agree on a state budget. Just last July horse racing took a financial hit when the state of New Jersey failed to agree on a budget by July 1, and harness racing wa...
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Top trotter undergoes surgery for bone chips

on 07/07/2007 2:00 AM
Mr Muscleman, the richest Standardbred in training, will be sidelined for at least two months following surgery to remove bone chips from both knees on Tuesday, July 3.  Dr. Patricia Hogan of the New Jersey Equine Clinic in Clarksburg performed the procedure on the winner of $3.5 million, who is trained by Noel Daley and owned by Adam Victor & Son Stable.      ...
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Palone wins 3 Reynolds Stakes at Pocono

on 07/07/2007 2:00 AM
Dave Palone, making his first appearance at Mohegan Sun at Pocono this season, won three divisions of the W.N. Reynolds Memorial Stakes Saturday afternoon during a card that featured six divisions for 2-year-old colts and geldings trotters and three more divisions for 2-year-old filly pacers. Palone captured two of the trots.  He led Surtees Hanover to a comeback win in the stretc...
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Always A Virgin, Running Book Score

on 07/07/2007 2:00 AM
Driver Brian Sears will have two winners to choose from when he picks his mount for next Saturday night’s $1 million Meadowlands Pace final. Tonight Sears won both eliminations, the first with Always A Virgin in 1:50 and then the second in a 1:48.1 shocker with 40-1 Running Book. In the first elim, Sears waited until after the :26.2 opening quarter before moving New Jersey Sire Stakes champ...
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Mister Big rallies to 1:48.2 victory

on 07/07/2007 2:00 AM
Mister Big came up huge Saturday night as the 15-1 longshot pulled a stunning upset with a 1:48.2 victory in the $650,000 William R. Haughton Memorial final at the Meadowlands, defeating 1-5 favorite Lis Mara, who was fourth. Artistic Fella took the field to the opening quarter in :26.2 from post three. But as the field straightened out in the backstretch Brian Sears hustled Lis Mara out of t...
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Buffalo hosts NYSS frosh-trot openers

on 07/06/2007 2:00 AM
Buffalo Raceway will host the first round of New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old trotters this weekend with seven divisions of colts facing off on Friday evening and six divisions of fillies mixing it up on Sunday afternoon. The freshman battles will be punctuated with a fireworks display at the Hamburg oval on Saturday night. A total of $233,750 in Sire Stakes purses will be handed out during the...
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NYSS sophomore trots at Yonkers Monday

on 07/06/2007 2:00 AM
The New York Sire Stakes ladies make their second seasonal visit to Yonkers Raceway Monday night, this time the 3-year-old trotters with the $293,566 Mike Cipriani, named for Yonkers\' long-time, award-winning photographer, with all but the third division worth $58,933 each (that division is worth $57,833)   Monday night\'s first Sire Stakes division finds Cocktail Hour (Ivan Davies, post t...
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Idle Hour upsets Dali in PASS

on 07/06/2007 2:00 AM
Unperturbed by 1-9 favorite Dali leaving inside him, Idle Hour saved his brush for the stretch to produce a stunning upset--and a stakes record--in a division of the $126,140 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 2-year-old colt pacers on Thursday night at The Meadows. The stake, known as the Albatross, was contested over six divisions, with Moon Beam, Truponder, Ruff Dragon, Swingbatterbatter and T...
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Marcus Miller, 18, wins first-ever pari-mutuel race

on 07/06/2007 2:00 AM
Eighteen-year-old Marcus Miller, the son of veteran trainer Erv Miller, scored his first-ever pari-mutuel victory Wednesday night at Hawthorne Race Course, directing the 3-year-old pacing gelding Arty Ryan to a 25-1 upset in 1:53.4.   Marcus won his first two drives in June of 2004 (at age 15), romping by 18 lengths in each with the then 3-year-old filly pacer Prissy Lady. The first win cam...
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**NEW**Wire To Wire

on 07/06/2007 2:00 AM
Andrew Cohen made his first-ever trek to Goshen last weekend for the Hall of Fame festivities, but before he made the trip to upstate New York he talked to Pennsylvania State Harness Racing Commission executive secretary Anton Leppler about the now-you-see-it, now-you-don\'t detention policy that was briefly in place in that state last week. Find out the reasons behind the about-face in Penns...
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Brett Miller suspended one year

on 07/06/2007 2:00 AM
Driver Brett Miller has been suspended for one year and fined $1,000 by the Ohio State Racing Commission after testing positive for morphine in a urine sample collected May 11 at Northfield Park. Miller, 33, has not driven a horse since June 18 at Northfield. The suspension is scheduled to run from July 5, 2007, through July 5, 2008.   Miller was voted the U.S. Harness Writers Association (...
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Guida recovering from infection scare

on 07/06/2007 2:00 AM
Harness racing icon Lou Guida is recovering from a serious staph infection and reaction to the medicine used to treat the infection following knee surgery, a condition that became so dire a priest was called in to administer last rites.   Guida\'s surgery took place at Indian River Medical Center, near Vero Beach, Fla. The initial surgery was deemed a success, however when he developed th...
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Rosecroft to change from Mondays to Tuesdays

on 07/06/2007 2:00 AM
Beginning on Tuesday, July 24, Rosecroft Raceway will alter their live racing schedule from Mondays and Saturdays to Tuesdays and Saturdays. Post times will remain the same: first post on Tuesday evenings will be at 5:35 p.m. and on Saturday racing will begin at 7:20 p.m. No change in the draw schedule will be implemented. Rosecroft will continue to draw on Thursday and scratch on Friday for Tue...
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Trotting sire Donerail heading to Europe

on 07/06/2007 2:00 AM
Donerail, the sire of $962,395 winner Spellbound Hanover and 2001 Kentucky Futurity champion Chasing Tail, has been sold to Finnish interests and will soon be leaving the U.S. to stand at stud in Sweden. The 15-year-old son of Valley Victory has stood at stud at Hanover Shoe Farms since his retirement from racing following a brief 3-year-old season.   Donerail will stand at Alebeck Stud in ...
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Heart rates studied at Mohawk

on 07/06/2007 2:00 AM
The action is always exciting at Mohawk, but this summer another reason to get your heartrate climbing is that theWoodbine Entertainment Group and the University of Guelph\'s Ontario Veterinary College are teaming up for a landmark study on the heart rhythms of horses under actual racing conditions. The study began on June 28th and will continue through the summer.   Horses in the fi...
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