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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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Ohio\'s champ returns strong

on 05/20/2007 2:00 AM
KF St Patrick, Ohio\'s champion 2-year-old pacing colt of 2006, proved he will be a force to reckon with at three as he rolled to a 1:53 victory in Saturday nightâ\'s Open at Scioto Downs in just the second start of his sophomore season. Regular driver Russell Swartz was in the bike.   Owned by Hank Kauffman and trainer Mike Medors, the Nobleland Sam colt scored by 4 3/4 lengths. Sent of...
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Scarborough accidents

on 05/20/2007 2:00 AM
Two separate incidents cast a pall over the Preakness Day program at Scarborough Downs on Saturday as raceway accidents occurred in back to back races. Clear The Board N made a misstep while on the lead in race eight, causing an unavoidable pile-up just past the quarter marker. Drivers Shane Taggart (Clear The Board N) and Shawn Gray (Ships Mutiney) were both unseated but were able to contain co...
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Final set for Memorial Day

on 05/20/2007 2:00 AM
The favorites--Man About Town and Euro Hanover--prevailed in both $18,000 divisions of the Hiram Woodruff Series on Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands.  
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Surprise starter in Elitlopp

on 05/20/2007 2:00 AM
In a suprise development, Mr Muscleman\'s stablemate A Touch Of Flair will also start in the Elitlopp next Sunday at Solvalla in Sweden; the invitation came after the Australian-bred gelding torched the Meadowlands in 1:52.3 Friday night in his North American debut. Both trotters were put aboard a plane Saturday night by trainer Noel Daley. A Touch Of Flair was originally slated to go to Sweden bu...
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Flirtin Man fastest in OSS

on 05/20/2007 2:00 AM
Think Gold will be doing just that in one week as he was one of four Ontario Sire Stakes Gold elimination winners Sunday evening at Mohawk Racetrack. The 3-year-old chestnut son of Mister Lavec-Next Victim won the final $31,390(C) split in race six, going gate to wire for driver Jody Jamieson in 1:57. He was 4 1/4 lengths better than Nasty Dream with Relentless Duke finishing third. The ...
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2,000 wins for Haynes

on 05/20/2007 2:00 AM
After days of anticipation, Walter Haynes Jr. earned his 2,000th career victory Saturday, with the win coming in the evening’s ninth race with the 6-year old Robert Zink-trained gelding Soul Patrol. Hoosier Park president and general manager Rick Moore and director of Standardbred racing and operations Kevin Mack awarded him with a sign to commemorate the event. “It’s been a long...
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NJSS 3FP\'s in action

on 05/19/2007 2:00 AM
A pair of daughters of Western Ideal won opening round divisions of the New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Friday night at the Meadowlands. Lightning D Dube won the $35,400 first division, the first race, while Current Hanover prevailed in the $36,000 second division, carded as the sixth race.   Lightning D Dube, driven by his namesake, Daniel Dube, scored a h...
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Strong Big M Open wins

on 05/19/2007 2:00 AM
A Touch Of Flair won his North American debut Friday night at the Meadowlands, while Dan Patch champion Darlin\'s Delight had to settle for third in her 4-year-old debut.   A recent purchase by Adam Victor & Son Stable after racing his entire career Down Under, the Australian-bred A Touch Of Flair rallied impressively down the stretch in the $42,000 Open Trot, using a final quarter of :...
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A tinted win at Pompano

on 05/19/2007 2:00 AM
Tintabella N proved once again that she is the top female pacer in South Florida after  prevailing for the fourth straight time, taking Friday’s $15,500 Fillies and Mares Open I Pace at Pompano Park in 1:54.2 despite racing over a surface listed as \"sloppy\" following a late-spring downpour.   Tintabella N was driven aggressively from post four by Daryl Bier, taking control o...
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