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Morand hurt at Harrington

on 05/11/2007 2:00 AM
Driver Jim Morand was injured Thursday at Harrington Raceway after his horse took a bad step and fell in the evening\'s first race. The 42-year-old Morand was driving Tattle Toy, and while approaching the half-mile mark the horse appeared to stumble and fall. He was taken to Kent General Hospital in nearby Dover where an x-ray revealed two broken ribs. Morand has been one of Delaware\'s lead...
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Stars beginning to emerge

on 05/11/2007 2:00 AM
Leading sophomore colt pacers Kenneth J and Sutter Hanover both won their respective qualifiers at the Meadowlands Thursday, while 2006 Three-Year-Old Filly Pacer of the Year Darlin\'s Delight also came up victorious. It was the second qualifying efforts of the year for each.   New York Sire Stakes champion and Breeders Crown runner-up Kenneth J, who won his debut qualifier May 3 in 1:51.3,...
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Three-time winners at VD

on 05/11/2007 2:00 AM
A trio of trotters became three-time winners at Vernon Downs on Thursday night, including Scorpion Moon, who captured the week’s Open handicap test.   The track’s leading dash-winner Josh Marks did the teaming for trainer Tracy Brainard in the $8,500 featured ninth race as Scorpion Moon steamed to a front-striding 1:58.4 triumph on a rain soaked track labeled \"sloppy.\" It was...
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Vernon cancels Tues. again

on 05/11/2007 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs was forced to cancel the race card scheduled for Tuesday, May 15, due to a shortage of horses. Vernon hopes that the card Tuesday, May 22, will be able to fill with more horses qualifying each week at Vernon Downs.   “This is a tough time right now at Vernon Downs with trying to get enough race ready horses in the box. We are optimistic about the horse situation for next Tue...
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Sun burns at Cal Expo

on 05/11/2007 2:00 AM
He was left alone on the lead and his pilot called the tune to his liking, which resulted in Eweburn Sun making every pole a winning one. Invitational Handicap trotters, racing for a $7,900 purse, were featured at Cal-Expo on Thursday night, in which Eweburn Sun was the easiest of winners.   Before drawing post-position one in the field of five for owner, trainer, and driver Rick P...
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SRF race at Freehold Sat.

on 05/11/2007 2:00 AM
Freehold Raceway will host the first of two Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) Open Paces for 3-year-old pacers on Saturday, May 12; the second SRF Race is at the Meadowlands on July 21.   A full field of eight entered the $31,000 race, the seventh on the Freehold card. The post time favorite is likely to be Liberated Artist, a Real Artist colt owned by Seth Rosenfeld and John Lic...
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Alvin Jacobson dies

on 05/11/2007 2:00 AM
Alvin Jacobson, the owner of such notables as Mystical Sunshine and Peruvian Hanover, died Tuesday, May 8, after a brief illness at the age of 78.   Mr. Jacobson owned many great horses, many in partnership with Sid Korn, who will miss him greatly. He won the Breeders Crown with his trotter Mystical Sunshine.   Mr. Jacobson was president of the Ja...
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Jaavo\'s Girl wins O\'Brien

on 05/11/2007 2:00 AM
The weather was not kind all night at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway Thursday as thunderstorms pelted the half-mile oval throughout the evening. However, the rain let up just as the fillies and mares hit the track for the final of the Battle of Saratoga #1: the $48,100 Virginia O’Brien Pacing Series.   Post-time favorite Jaavo’s Girl took advantage of her inside post position draw to ...
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Donato Hanover gets ready

on 05/11/2007 2:00 AM
Driver Ron Pierce has reported that he schooled Donato Hanover in 1:57 last Friday night before the races at the Meadowlands, and the 3-year-old trotting colt will likely qualify later this month.   “I went a quarter in :32, the half in 1:00 and a piece, three quarters in 1:30 and a mile in 1:57,\" added Pierce. \"Steve (trainer Steve Elliott) is probably going to qualify him the last wee...
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Pa. slots reach $3 billion

on 05/11/2007 2:00 AM
Despite the fact that only four of the proposed 14 casino sites allowable in Pennsylvania are currently open, wagering on the slots reached $3 billion for the year Wednesday in the Keystone State.   All four slot sites currently open are “racinos”–racetracks with an area for the metal gaming machines. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs was the pioneer among the Pennsylvania racinos, opening ...
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Pure Ivory wins qualifier

on 05/11/2007 2:00 AM
Several Pepsi North America Cup eligible colts were in action during qualifiers this morning at Mohawk Racetrack, while champion trotting mare Pure Ivory also won in her first attempt of 2007. In addition to Two Twentytwo, who won his second consecutive qualifier of the season for Rheal Bourgeois and driver Roger Mayotte, trainer Bill Elliott sent out a pair of NA Cup prospects. Running Book w...
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Season best for PPk mare

on 05/10/2007 2:00 AM
The 6-year-old mare Fox Valley Mo Jo visited the winner’s circle for the second time in her last three starts when making a late charge down the lane to capture Wednesday’s $6,000 trotting feature at Pompano Park in a seasonal best 1:59.2.   Driven from post three by Daryl Bier, Fox Valley Mo Jo settled along the pylons in fifth place as Down Swing (Kevin Wallis) showed the way through...
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Harrington track marks

on 05/10/2007 2:00 AM
John Cowan and Darryl Laver\'s Spare Time Rozie ($4.40) won the featured $20,300 Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway in a track record time of 1:57. The mark established a new record for 4-year-old trotting mares.   The daughter of Earl and driver Tony Morgan surged to the front on the final turn and drew clear for an explosive open-lengths victory over Bud Ross and Armbro Timothy. ...
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Tubby win with a trace

on 05/10/2007 2:00 AM
Js Finance, piloted by Trace Tetrick, accelerated down the stretch to earn a victory in leg one of the Tubby Trimble Wednesday, May 9. The win is the first of the season for the son of VP Finance, and a career best time of 1:55.2. Joe Mama, with Walter Haynes Jr. in the sulky, finished 2 1/4 lengths back in second. “He is a nice horse,” said Tetrick. “I won with him last year at Indiana Dow...
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Charity at Big M Friday

on 05/10/2007 2:00 AM
Harness racing’s top female drivers will compete in a race to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network on Friday, May 18, at the Meadowlands.
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Green Speed\'s mark falls

on 05/10/2007 2:00 AM
Frank The Hands established a new Monticello Raceway track record for 4-year-old trotting horses Wednesday when Ray Schnittker guided him to a 1:58 victory in the $14,300 Preferred Handicap Trot.   Two years ago there were many who considered Frank The Hands the best 2- year-old trotter in the rich New York Sire Stakes program that season. And with a 1:57 freshman record it was a hard opini...
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More added $$ for Zweig

on 05/10/2007 2:00 AM
Harness Horse Breeders of New York State and Tioga Downs are happy to announce that more added money will be available for the Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial Trot beginning with foals of 2006, which nominate as yearlings this year and race in 2009.   For the first time, the Filly Division will race for $25,000 in added money. The Open Division will race for not less than $50,000 in added mone...
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**NEW**Wire To Wire

on 05/10/2007 2:00 AM
In his latest edition of Wire To Wire, Andrew Cohen does a bit of \"spring cleaning\" as he airs out some issues currently making headlines--and some that have moved to the back burner but need to be addressed. Cohen says although he is staunch believer in due process, the wheels of justice in the sport need to spin a bit quicker so suspensions that turn into hearings, which turn into appeals, whi...
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Grand Circuit action back

on 05/10/2007 2:00 AM
The Grand Circuit continues its season opening stop at Freehold Raceway Friday with three $37,517 divisions of the Lady Suffolk for 3-year-old filly trotters. The Saturday program features the $162,500 Dexter Cup final for 3-year-old colt trotters. The 2007 Grand Circuit season commenced last week at Freehold with a pair of divisions of the Helen Dancer for 3-year-old filly pace...
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Pierce ready for Elitlopp

on 05/10/2007 2:00 AM
Ron Pierce has soared to new career heights over the past three seasons and he could add another unique milestone to his resume if he wins Sweden’s famed Elitlopp with Mr. Muscleman on Sunday, May 27. Pierce, who is currently the leading driver at the Meadowlands, will travel to Solvalla Racecourse in Stockholm to drive Mr. Muscleman in Europe’s most prestigious trotting event. “I’m most...
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