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Kaline homers at Yonkers

on 05/19/2007 2:00 AM
Best Chance Hanna and Kaline both sat chilly early, then both sat in the big char when it counted after Friday night’s co-featured, $35,000 Open Handicaps at Yonkers Raceway. Best Chance Hanna and trainer/driver Pat Lachance swooped from third-over in the Filly and Mare Open \'Cap Pace. “Hanna” blindswitched Stonebridge Luau (Steve Smith), then engaged pacesetting 20-1 proposition Misbet (...
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Cowboy takes Williams leg

on 05/19/2007 2:00 AM
Aboard Cowboys Like Us, driver Ann Karin Larsen was victorious in the $15,000 Mildred William Driving Series race Friday night at the Meadowlands. Larsen and Cowboys Like Us sat third most of the way before tipping out in the stretch and trotting off to a three-quarter-length win over Jay A Novak and Marie Auger in 1:58. Joe The Banker, with Leah Vandevort in the sulky, was third....
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Tivoli Hanover Wins Hempt

on 05/19/2007 2:00 AM
The locally-owned longshot Tivoli Hanover roared down the middle of the stretch at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Saturday afternoon and captured the $301,032 Max C. Hempt Memorial in a lifetime-best 1:51 with Eric Goodell in the bike.   Takeshigemichi and Daniel Dube fought off Whats Up Now and Ron Pierce for the lead at the quarter in :26.2 and set the pace past the half in :54.1 and three ...
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Milestone for Ill. driver

on 05/18/2007 2:00 AM
Brent  Holland posted his 3,000th career winning drive in Thursday night\'s first race at Maywood Park with Mike Brown\'s Hit The Hyway. The 8-5 winning favorite was Holland\'s only drive on the 12-race program. The victory was also his 100th dash winner of the year. The 35-year-old native of Wilmington, Ohio, hustled the 3-year-old filly to the front from the six post in the $8,000 claimin...
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Moore wins Williams leg

on 05/18/2007 2:00 AM
Eight female drivers came together for a great cause Thursday at Harrington Raceway, as part of the Mildred Williams Driving Series. The series honors its namesake, who was a pioneer for harness racing and one of the sport\'s first successful female drivers.   The ninth race on the card was run as part of the series with driver Karen Moore, a Delaware native, winning with Camtasticat ($43...
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Toscano has hands full

on 05/18/2007 2:00 AM
Trainer Linda Toscano will have her hands full when four of her pacers head to post for the inaugural Empire Breeders Classic eliminations at Tioga Downs on Sunday. A total of 15 colts and 13 fillies will square off in hopes of advancing to the $150,000 estimated finals next week.   The star in Toscano’s barn right now is Kenneth J, last year’s New York Sire Stakes champion whose sopho...
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Youth camp set at Pocono

on 05/18/2007 2:00 AM
The deadline for accepting applications for the Harness Racing Youth Camp at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs has been set for Saturday, June 9. Applications can be picked up at the main switchboard at the Shamrock Building or by downloading at www.hhyf.org.   This year’s camp is set for July 16-20. The camp provides youngsters, ages 11, 12 and 13, the opportunity to learn to drive raceho...
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Line snaps on Campbell

on 05/18/2007 2:00 AM
John Campbell has driven 226 times since returning in early April after severely breaking a leg in a race accident last October, but it was race number 220 Thursday night at the Meadowlands that threw a scare into the Hall of Famer as a line came undone in the first race and sent his horse into a runaway gallop.   The incident occurred shortly before the half as Campbell and Yourtheluckyone...
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Manfinity heads Nevele Pride

on 05/18/2007 2:00 AM
Monticello Raceway will debut as part of its 50th Anniversary season seven new world-class stakes races during June and July, including the $350,000(est.) Nevele Pride for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings Monday, June 25. Should sufficient entries be received eliminations will then be held one week earlier on Monday, June 18. Among the headliners in the inaugural Nevele Pride is Man...
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Vivid Photo wins qualifier

on 05/18/2007 2:00 AM
Hambletonian winner Vivid Photo won a qualifier at Tioga Downs Friday with a 1:58.3 effort for trainer, driver and co-owner Roger Hammer. It was the first time Vivid Photo wore a saddle pad number in about six weeks.   The 5-year-old son of SJ’s Photo left from behind the Tioga Downs starting gate and spent no time getting to the front in an opening quarter of :29.1. Hammer then let Vivid...
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PA breeders elect officers

on 05/18/2007 2:00 AM
David M. Prushnok of Andray Farms was elected the new president of Standardbred Breeders Association of Pennsylvania (SBAP) at the 2007 annual organizational meeting held on May 14 at Hanover Shoe Farms. Prushnok replaces W. Logan Dickerson of Lindwood Farm, who served as president for two years.   Directors and officers of SBAP include Paul E. Spears (chairman), William Solomon, DVM (vice ...
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Tetrick, Fusco win five

on 05/18/2007 2:00 AM
On the eve of the richest race in the history of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, the $301,032 Max C. Hempt Memorial, driver Tim Tetrick and trainer Carmine Fusco teamed to win five of the afternoon’s 12 races Friday.   The duo’s first victory came in the second race as Four Starz Sue won his third in a row in 1:51.2. In the fourth race Pacific Blue Jean won for the second straight time in ...
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Soph rallies at Hoosier

on 05/17/2007 2:00 AM
Eden Burst came from last at the top of the stretch to win the $6,000 second leg of the Tubby Trimble Series Wednesday, May 16, at Hoosier Park. Roaring from the outside with driver Don Irvine Jr., the 3 year old paced the mile in 1:56.2, just a tick off of his career best. The race was a non-betting event. “He (Eden Burst) likes to close from off of the pace in the stretch,” said Irvine. “...
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Confetti flies for Concetti

on 05/17/2007 2:00 AM
The veteran gelding Concetti scored his first win of the year when staying clear of trouble and trotting to a front-end victory in the $6,000 featured trot from at Pompano Park on Wednesday in 1:56.4.   Driven from post three by Daryl Bier, Concetti took control of the Wednesday feature entering the first turn, cutting out fractions of :27.4, :57.4, and 1:26.3, before covering the final qu...
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Purse increase at Pompano

on 05/17/2007 2:00 AM
On the heels of news of a lawsuit by horsemen over slots revenue sharing, the isle casino & racing at Pompano Park announced Tuesday there will be a significant increase in purse money beginning Friday, May 18. The purse increase announcement comes following news that the Florida Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association has filed a lawsuit over its share of the slots revenue at P...
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Harrington mark set in slop

on 05/17/2007 2:00 AM
Paul Chambers and John Mello\'s JM Vangogh (Tony Morgan) set a new track record for aged trotting horses Wednesday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:56 victory in the $20,300 Open Trot over a \"sloppy\" track. The Chambers trainee set all the fractions in his track record setting effort. The 7-year-old Earl stallion has banked more than $1.3 million lifetime and better than $121,000 this year. Bud...
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Dan Patch champ in NJSS

on 05/17/2007 2:00 AM
Artizina, who won 2006 Dan Patch Award as 2-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year, will start down the road of his 3-year-old campaign in Saturday night’s first leg of the New Jersey Sire Stakes at the Meadowlands. Three divisions, splitting 28 three-year-old pacing colts and geldings, have been carded as races one, four and six. The 10-horse fourth race will carry a purse of $26,000 while the ...
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Ill. votes against slaughter

on 05/17/2007 2:00 AM
On Tuesday the Illinois state Senate voted 39-16 to ban the slaughter of American horses in Illinois for human consumption overseas. The Senate approved House Bill 1711 late Wednesday; the House had previously approved the bill by a vote of 74-41, and it now goes to Governor Rod Blagojevich for his signature. Gov. Blagojevich has advocated for a ban on horse slaughter, and is expect...
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44 entered in Empire Classic

on 05/17/2007 2:00 AM
The inaugural Empire Breeders Classic for 3-year-old New York-eligible trotters attracted 44 starters for the eliminations to be raced on Saturday, May 19, at Vernon Downs. A total of 16 colts drew into two $10,000 elimination fields and 28 fillies forced four eliminations.   Last year’s 2-year-old New York Sire Stakes Champions, colt Hitwiththeladies and filly Tessel, will both kick off...
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