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Harr hosts DSBF splits

on 06/21/2007 2:00 AM
Two $20,000 divisions of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes were contested for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. Trevor Warwick and Peter George\'s Mr. Aviator ($2.80, Kevin Sizer) won the first division in 1:54.1, while Chang Racing Dynasty\'s Skeleton Key ($2.80, Tim Tetrick) won the second in 1:53.1. Both are sired by Badlands Hanover. ...
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A hot 1:55 win at Balmoral

on 06/21/2007 2:00 AM
The Illinois conceived and foaled 2-year-old filly pacing set was on display Wednesday night as Balmoral Park prepared to head into its six-week summer break. Trainer James Crebs has sent out his fair share of homebred stars and it looks like he may have another in 2007 as She’s So Hot made her pari-mutuel debut a winning one in 1:55.   Perfectly handled by driver Dave Magee the daughter...
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Mo Jo silences sparrow

on 06/21/2007 2:00 AM
The mare Fox Valley Mo Jo halted the two-race winning streak of S Sparrow Express when defeating that rival to take the featured $8,000 seventh-race trot at Pompano Park on Wednesday, covering the mile in a lifetime best 1:57.   Driven from post four by Daryl Bier, Fox Valley Mo Jo dueled with Giambi (Gaston Lareau) through the early stages of the Wednesday feature, with the latt...
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NJSS sophs in spotlight

on 06/21/2007 2:00 AM
This weekend at the Meadowlands 3-year-old pacers are in the spotlight in a pair of $175,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes finals. The fillies are carded on Friday night in the fifth race and the colts as Saturday night’s fifth race. The Joe Holloway-trained entry of Always A Virgin and Fresh Deck has been installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite in the colts and geldings final.  Always A Virgi...
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14 hope to rock at Nfld

on 06/21/2007 2:00 AM
A field of 14 three-year-old pacing colts entered Northfield Park’s Heineken Premium Light Cleveland Classic, forcing two $87,600, seven-horse divisions for Saturday’s race.   Hot Rod Mindale has been given a slight edge in the first division, as director of racing Gregg Keidel made him the 5-2 morning line choice, with Ed Mullinax’s Up Front Barry being named the 7-2 second choi...
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Can granny get the win?

on 06/21/2007 2:00 AM
Granny Gui is one of five daughters of Dream Vacation hoping to pull off the upset in the $175,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes final for 3-year-old filly trotters on Thursday night at the Meadowlands.  Among the competition she will face are Possess The Magic, who led all 2-year-old trotters in earnings last year, and Gerri’s Joy, winner of the 2006 Merrie Annabelle.  Trained by Sam Fava, G...
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$500 fireworks at Tioga

on 06/21/2007 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs has announced its extra July 4 racing program will have an added incentive for trainers as each conditioner who wins a race on the holiday card will receive a $500 bonus from the racetrack.   The New York track recently added the card to its live racing schedule, and will have a post time of 6:50 p.m. The program will consist of a few overnight races along with $15,000...
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Morrill to drive Kenneth J

on 06/21/2007 2:00 AM
Highlighting the Saturday night card at Vernon Downs will be five divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers, with fifth-place finisher in the North America Cup and Vernon Downs hometown favorite Kenneth J making his return to the Empire State from post position seven against seven other rivals vying for a purse of over $30,000.   The 3-year-old s...
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JC scores with stars

on 06/21/2007 2:00 AM
John Campbell drove three prominent horses to victories in qualifiers at the Meadowlands Thursday morning, scoring with the 3 year olds Artzina and Little Miss Dragon and the 4 year old Jereme’s Jet.   Artzina, a pacing colt by Artiscape, enjoyed a second-over journey and won over Digital Z Tam in 1:52.4, last quarter in :26.3. Last year Artzina won 7 of 13 starts for trainer Dylan Davis....
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Lederman goes Xtreme

on 06/21/2007 2:00 AM
Georgian Downs is pleased to confirm that announcer Larry Lederman will make a one-time trip to Canada to call its Xtreme Horsepower event on July 14.   “We’re programming a card of extreme racing, so we thought we better attract an extreme announcer,” said Chris Roberts, director of operations at Georgian Downs.  “Larry is among the funniest, most animated racecallers in the b...
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$18,000 1st prize for Tioga driving tourney

on 06/21/2007 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs will play host to its first annual Driver’s Championship on Sunday, July 29, with the top seven money-winning drivers in North America along with the leading money-winning driver at Tioga Downs and one sponsors\' exemption to be invited to participate.   The Driver’s Challenge will span six to eight races on the card, with only overnight races being used for the co...
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**NEW**Wire To Wire

on 06/21/2007 2:00 AM
In Andrew Cohen\'s newest installment of Wire To Wire he takes note of some of the promotions used by various racetracks, but he also wonders why the ideas don\'t seem to be shared much. Cohen has come up with an interesting idea on how racetracks can band together and share the things that work best, and how consolidation among some of today\'s organizations might be the best strategy to bes...
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DSBF does a double flip

on 06/20/2007 2:00 AM
Roam\'n at Cooly\'s Stables\' Love And Truth ($2.40, Tim Tetrick) and Winbak Farm and John and Earl Wagner\'s Double Flip ($2.60, Tony Morgan) were decisive winners in the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) elimination stakes for 3-year-old pacing fillies Tuesday night at Harrington Raceway. Both divisions were contested for a purse of $20,000. Double Flip was the fastest winner with a ...
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2,000 wins for Taggart

on 06/20/2007 2:00 AM
Driver Jim Taggart Jr. picked up his 2,000th career victory when he drove Celestial Hanover to a win in the 12th and final race on Tuesday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   Taggart came into the day needing two wins to hit the mark.  He won in race seven aboard Park Free, and then sealed the deal with Celestial Hanover in the 12th.    Taggart now has 44 w...
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Newberry wins at Vernon

on 06/20/2007 2:00 AM
Newberry Winner lived up to his name with a strong first-place finish in Tuesday night’s $3,570 featured pace at Vernon Downs as he was an impressive 1:56.1 winner.   Leaving from the inside post position in Tuesday’s sixth race, Newberry Winner darted into the lead and never looked back en route to the triumph over eight rivals on a track made sloppy by electrifying after...
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Vernon OK\'d through July

on 06/20/2007 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs was granted permission Tuesday by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board to continue racing through July 31. The track has been allowed to race one month at a time because of horse shortages and financial problems.   Track owner Jeff Gural has stated repeatedly he is considering closing the track at the end of this month or in early July if a bill currently ...
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Ky.\'s Guilfoil retires

on 06/20/2007 2:00 AM
Longtime Kentucky Horse Racing Authority director of Standardbred racing Marc Guilfoil has told harnessracing.com he has retired from his position as of June 1. Guilfoil, who served as presiding steward at the harness racetracks across the Bluegrass State, was instrumental in the recent rewriting of Kentucky\'s Standardbred racing regulations.   \"I\'m going to go to culinary school in Pari...
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Phones out at Vernon

on 06/20/2007 2:00 AM
Due to an outage of the phone system at Vernon Downs, entries for the Saturday night June 23, race program will be taken until 11 a.m. this morning (Wednesday, June 20). Calls should be directed to (607) 372-1693. (Vernon Downs)
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Harvey table up for bid

on 06/20/2007 2:00 AM
Harness Racing Hall of Fame trainer-driver Harry Harvey has crafted a walnut table that is being offered for open phone bid by the Harness Racing Museum. Bids are being accepted now by phone or in person at the museum until 5 p.m. on June 30.   The table, suitable for an end table, is made of rare black walnut and constructed in mortise and tenon fashion, with tapered legs and a beveled ed...
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Carlspur 2nd in return

on 06/20/2007 2:00 AM
Almost eight months ago the veteran pacer Carlspur flirted with death at the large animal hospital at New Bolton Center and on Tuesday the 11 year old flirted with victory in his first start back at Monticello Raceway as he finished second in the $11,300 winners-over pace.   The  $882,000 lifetime winner was driven by Matt Romano, who gunned the ole campaigner to the lead and then...
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