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\'Coleman Trio\' on tap for Roses Are Red

on 06/22/2007 2:00 AM
Multiple O\'Brien Award-winning trainer Casie Coleman will send out an impressive three-pronged attack in this Saturday night\'s pair of $50,000(C) eliminations for The Roses Are Red Stakes for pacing mares at Mohawk Racetrack. Coleman, who is once again on top of the WEG trainer standings this season, will be represented by KG Katriona in the opening split in race four and the duo of Guestimat...
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P\'Pool Receives Six-Year Suspension

on 06/22/2007 2:00 AM
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission issued a suspension of six years and imposed a monetary fine of $30,000 to standardbred trainer Mark P’Pool (Crown Point, IN) for accumulating eleven positive tests for dexamethasone in 2006.  The decision was made at the Commission’s public meeting on Friday, June 22, 2007 in Indianapolis.  The penalty, initially proposed by Commission Executive...
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Dancer treasures highlight HTA auction

on 06/22/2007 2:00 AM
Harness Tracks of America’s 30th annual harness racing art auction, to be held in the Tattersalls Sales Arena in Lexington on Kentucky Futurity morning, Saturday, Oct. 6, will feature a collection of art treasures owned by harness racing immortal Stanley Dancer. The collection includes some of the most exceptional trophies won by Dancer in his illustrious career, including the Roosevelt Racewa...
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NJSS final for 3YO pacing fillies

on 06/22/2007 2:00 AM
Lady Mattgalane rallied after a second-over trip behind Arts A Flutter and edged that rival by a neck to win the $175,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes final for 3-year-old pacing fillies in 1:51 Friday night at the Meadowlands.   Lady Mattgalane, a filly by Artiscape, went off at odds of 9-1 while Arts A Flutter, also by Artiscape, was the betting favorite. Arts A Flutter got away ...
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NYSS 3YO filly pace action at Yonkers

on 06/22/2007 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway president Tim Rooney won the first race at Yonkers Friday night, winning with his homebred filly Lislea Phia, who captured a $59,101 New York Sire Stakes division in an upset, paying $52.50.   Lislea Phia was leading at the top of the homestretch when she broke stride, but driver Jim Morrill Jr. got the filly back on stride in time to secure the win, hitting the wire in 1:56...
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Muscleman holds off Vivid Photo

on 06/22/2007 2:00 AM
A prep for the Titan Cup Trot, raced before the betting card at the Meadowlands, turned into a stretch sprint for Mr Muscleman and Vivid Photo, with Mr. Muscleman putting his nose on the wire first in 1:55 after a :26.2 final quarter blitz.   Vivid Photo, who started from post one, set the early pace, but Ron Pierce rolled Mr. Muscleman to the front, moving just past the first qua...
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Duneside Perch in 1:52.4

on 06/21/2007 2:00 AM
Trainer George Teague Jr. sent out a trio of winners in the New Jersey Sire Stakes (NJSS) for 2-year-old pacers on Wednesday night at the Meadowlands, winning with Duneside Perch, Cartniverous and Just Desserts.Teague’s Duneside Perch was the fastest of the freshman colts on the card.  Driven by Ron Pierce, he romped by more than nine lengths in 1:52.4 in the fifth race NJSS division. ...
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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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