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Elims drawn for NJ Classic

on 05/23/2007 2:00 AM
Artzina and Yankee Skyscaper are among the 15 colts that have been entered in Saturday’s eliminations for the $500,000 Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic, the sport’s richest event for state-bred horses, at the Meadowlands.   New York, N.Y., shares ownership of the colt with Mark Rubach of West New York, N.J.Yankee Skyscaper was the leading money-winner in his freshman class with...
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Stutzman drives a winner

on 05/23/2007 2:00 AM
Joe Stutzman has been training horses for 25 years and has more than 2,500 wins and $35 million in purse earnings, and now he can boast his first-ever driving victory after coming up a winner in a CKG Billings Amateur Driving Series leg Tuesday night at Kawartha Downs. Stutzman—the 2005 Canadian Trainer of the Year and four-time Woodbine/Mohawk Trainer of the Year—directed the Mark Winacott-tr...
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New mark for 4 year olds

on 05/22/2007 2:00 AM
Lloyd Arnold\'s Redford Hall ($4) set a new track record for 4-year-old pacers Monday at Harrington Raceway in 1:51.3 in the featured $19,200 Delaware Special. The 4-year-old Cambest gelding was sent to the front from post five with driver Tony Morgan aboard, where he set fractions of :27, :55 and 1:23.3. He held off a late charge from Hot Lather and Village Blitz for a one-length score...
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Possible to be supreme

on 05/22/2007 2:00 AM
The Florida-bred gelding Railee Possible once again asserted his supremacy over the older trotting division at Pompano Park when scoring his second consecutive victory in Monday’s $15,500 Richard Gaucher Memorial Open I Trot.   Driven from post four by Dan Clements, Railee Possible settled in fourth place as Kyle E Koyote (Bruce Ranger) was quick off the gate to take the early lead in th...
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News on new PA sale

on 05/22/2007 2:00 AM
Standardbred Horse Sales Company has posted a special preview of yearling consignments on its new website for its inaugural “PA Preferred” Yearling Sale at www.standardbredpasale.com. The Sale will be held on Aug. 27at noon in the air-conditioned Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg.   To date, 15 consignors have entered 220 yearlings in the sale. Consignors include Northwood Bl...
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NY meetings to be online

on 05/22/2007 2:00 AM
The New York State Racing and Wagering Board is ahead of the July 1, 2007 deadline issued by Governor Spitzer’s Executive Order #3 requiring all state agency’s and public authorities to broadcast public meetings via the internet.  All future Board Meetings, starting on May 24, will be streamed over the Internet and accessible at: www.racing.state.ny.us   “Along with providin...
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$3K claimer wins Nfld Open

on 05/22/2007 2:00 AM
A former $3,000 claimer, Lucca\'s Revenge ($3.20), again showed why trainer Kevin Ehrhardt is such an astute horseman, when Brett Miller steered the 5-year-old Corelone gelding to an easy, 1:58 victory in the $8,000 Open trot on Monday night at Northfield Park. Parked past the :28.1 quarter, Miller cleared his charge to the front and never looked back, cruising to a 1-1/4 length, 1:58 win, ...
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Bouchard wins Victoria Pace

on 05/22/2007 2:00 AM
The memory of the late Don Karkos, “the Monticello Miracle,” was resurrected Monday at Monticello Raceway when his family and friends joined in a ceremony and dedication in the winners circle after the feature race on the Monday afternoon card. That contest, the weekly $14,300 Mares Preferred Pace, named in honor of Karkos, was won by Alexi Killean, in from Yonkers Raceway and with Gr...
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Ontario horsemen picket

on 05/22/2007 2:00 AM
Members of the Ontario Harness Horse Association (OHHA) picketed Dresden Raceway Monday as a contract dispute at that track and Woodstock kept both sites from opening its 2007 racing seasons over the past weekend.  The OHHA members reportedly carried signs stating “No racing, no slots.” The dispute centers on the OHHA’s demands that more race dates are added at both Dresden and Woodsto...
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Canadian HOF electees

on 05/22/2007 2:00 AM
Little Brown Jug winner Bettor’s Delight has been elected into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. Also elected was Cathedra, the champion pacing filly and stakes-producing broodmare, and Jack McNiven of Killean Acres.   Bettor’s Delight, owned by John Grant of Hornby, Ont., earned more than $2.5 million during his exceptional racing career. He won the Breeders Crown and Governors C...
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1:52.2 debut for Kenneth J

on 05/21/2007 2:00 AM
Kenneth J returned to the races Sunday at Tioga Downs, winning his seasonal debut in 1:52.2, with an effortless victory in the second division elimination of the Empire Breeder’s Classic. The 3-year-old son of Bettors Delight is owned by Ken Jacobs of Baldwinsville, N.Y., and trained by Linda Toscano. Finding himself sitting fourth through opening fractions of :27.2 ...
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Wearable Art done for year

on 05/21/2007 2:00 AM
“Wearable Art bowed a tendon when he won the Berry\'s Creek,” said the 3-year-old colt’s owner and trainer, Peter Kleinhans via an email. “He\'s finished for the season; I\'ll try bringing him back at four, but I don\'t know if he\'ll make it back to the races or will be as good a horse. “I\'m crushed, but trying to make the most of it--rushing around to see if it\'s not too late t...
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Peaceful Way wins qual.

on 05/21/2007 2:00 AM
Peaceful Way, with new driver Paul Macdonell in tow, was victorious in qualifying action Monday morning at Mohawk Racetrack as the Angus Hall 6-year-old mare went wire-to-wire through splits of :29.2, :59.1 and 1:28, before turning on the afterburners with a :27-second final quarter. Her margin of victory in the 1:55 mile was 13 ½ lengths.Peaceful Way made a break in stride in her firs...
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Pavia hits 4,000 win mark

on 05/21/2007 2:00 AM
Joe Pavia Jr. drove his 4,000th career winner at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Monday afternoon when he scored with Frontier in the sixth race. It was his third win on the card. Pavia, 47, enjoyed his best year ever in 2006 when he drove 330 winners, attained a .373 UDR and topped $2 million in purse earnings.   Pavia, a native of eastern Pennsylvania, got his start in harness racing at Verno...
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Mystical Sunshine sets mark

on 05/21/2007 2:00 AM
Mystical Sunshine, a 6-year-old daughter of Yankee Glide, obliterated the five-eighths mile track world record for trotting mares when she won at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in 1:52.4 Monday afternoon. The clocking erased the previous standard of 1:53.2 first set by Moni Maker and then equaled by Windylane Hanover.   Daniel Dube drove Mystical Sunshine to the record-setting v...
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Sears sweeps series finals

on 05/20/2007 2:00 AM
Driver Brian Sears snapped up victories in both major stakes on Saturday night at the Meadowlands, taking the $185,000 Arthur Cutler Memorial with Sand Vic and the $285,000 Graduate with Lis Mara.
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NJSS 3CPs in action

on 05/20/2007 2:00 AM
Two sons of Artsplace and one by Cam’s Card Shark turned in winning performances in opening round action of the New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   Art At Heart and Artist’s View, both by Artsplace and both trained by George “Buzzy” Sholty, won the first two divisions, carded as the first and fourth races. Fres...
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Jet flies in 1:55.1 at YR

on 05/20/2007 2:00 AM
Neither rain nor sleet nor dark of night nor the dreaded eight hole could stop millionaire Jereme\'s Jet from putting seven rivals to bed in Saturday night\'s $35,000 Open Handicap Pace at Yonkers Raceway. With Tony Morgan doing his usual honors for trainer Tom Harmer, \"Jereme\"--the even-money  favorite--quickly overcame his impost, going up and over 17-10 second choice Psilvuheartbr...
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It\'s 11 a.m. time at PPk

on 05/20/2007 2:00 AM
Eleven AM, beaten a nose by Sandstorm N in their previous encounter, turned the tables on that rival when rallying down the stretch to a half-length victory in Saturday’s featured $15,500 Open I Pace at Pompano Park.   Driven from the inside post by Bruce Ranger, Eleven AM settled in the pocket while Sandstorm N (Daryl Bier), riding a two-race winning streak, rocketed off the gate to cl...
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Chalk prevails in ICFs

on 05/20/2007 2:00 AM
Elimination’s for the first “major” Illinois conceived and foaled stake of the season were contested on Saturday night. A total of 14 sophomore colts battled in a pair of $7,500 Cardinal eliminations while 10 of their  female counterparts slugged it out in just one $7,500 Violet elimination.   In the first Cardinal split, Joseph Costa and Joseph Desapio’s Saratoga John co...
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