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Conway Maid scores again

on 04/17/2007 2:00 AM
Three-year-old trotting fillies were out in full force on Monday evening at Woodbine Racetrack to do battle in round two of the Celias Counsel Trotting Series, which featured a pair of $18,000(C) divisions won by Conway Maid and Moment Of Zen. Conway Maid notched her third consecutive win, and her second straight in the series, when she powered to a 1:59.3 score for catch-driver Jody Jamieson. ...
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25 weather scratches at PcD

on 04/17/2007 2:00 AM
The show went on at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Monday despite a snowstorm that blanketed the area with five to six inches of the white stuff, but Mother Nature took her toll on the card as 25 horses were weather-related scratches. Two races had four horses scratched and another had five taken out of the race, with all three contests resulting in four-horse fields. However, despite the poor con...
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3 world champs in Battle

on 04/17/2007 2:00 AM
Three of the eight horses--My Boy David, Maltese Artist and Gold Dust Beach--in Northfield Park’s $125,000 Battle of Lake Erie on Saturday are world champions, accounting for five world records. Shirley Le Vin’s My Boy David set a 2-year-old gelding, half-mile track standard when he stopped the Maywood Park timer in 1:52.4 in October of 2005 and then came back last August to pace a 1:47.4 m...
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All American start at Harr

on 04/16/2007 2:00 AM
Robert Collins\' All American Padre started Harrington Raceway\'s 61st year of live racing with a bang with a wire-to-wire win in 1:57.2 Sunday evening over a \"sloppy\" track. Heavy downpours drenched the Mid-Atlantic area Sunday, but the Harrington half-mile still managed a 15-race card in the sloppy going, which \"Padre\" and driver Tony Morgan kicked off with two-length score in a condition...
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Corleone debuts Monday

on 04/16/2007 2:00 AM
Corleone Kosmos, a winner of $217,293 in 2006 with third-place performances in the $800,000 Breeders Crown Open Trot and the $200,000 Titan Cup, makes his 5-year-old debut in the $10,000 Isle Mile I Trot at Pompano Park on Monday. Owned by Arthur Rudolph, Rudolph Stables Inc. and Bernard Owen, Corleone Kosmos has not made a pari-mutuel start since closing out his 4-year old season on Sept. 2, 2...
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Levy\'s 3rd round contested

on 04/16/2007 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway\'s enhanced purse structure has caught the attention of horses and horsemen alike. In Saturday night\'s third leg of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series the three $50,000 divisions were won by two drivers--one of whom, Greg Grismore, has relocated here permanently, while the other, Tim Tetrick, pops in for all that wacky weekend wampum. Grismore, as hot as anyone on t...
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Upsets in Tie Silk Series

on 04/16/2007 2:00 AM
Upsets were the order of the night in Sunday night\'s second leg of the Tie Silk Trotting Series at Woodbine Racetrack. In the first of two $18,000(C) divisions in race one, it was Grogan who used a ground-saving trip to prevail narrowly in 1:58.3. Trainer Lorne House guided the 3-year-old son of Angus Hall-Magnetic Moment out between trotters in the last stages to win by three-quarters of a le...
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Kovanen takes Moscow title

on 04/16/2007 2:00 AM
Finland\'s Ismo Kovanen won the 24th Moscow International Drivers Championship Saturday, while American representative Corey Braden finished 10th in the 10-driver field. Russian rep Vitaly Tanishin won the first of the two heats with Metropol, with Estonia\'s Vladimir Mumm second and Kovanen third. Braden finished eighth in that heat with Parad after making a break. The second heat was won by K...
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Scarborough cancels Mon.

on 04/16/2007 2:00 AM
In anticipation of the major northeaster that has taken aim on the East Coast states, Scarborough Downs has canceled Monday afternoon’s harness racing card that was scheduled to go to post at 3:45 p.m. (EDT). “The safety of our fans, horsemen and equine participants is our paramount concern,” said general manager Martina Mitchell. “We hate to lose a performance so close to the beginning...
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Cleveland\'s fastest field

on 04/16/2007 2:00 AM
Director of racing Gregg Keidel has finalized the field for Saturday’s $125,000 Battle of Lake Erie at Northfield, and despite the comparatively early date, he has assembled the fastest field in the history of the race, with an average best win time of 1:49.4. The eight scheduled starters have combined earnings of $4.92 million, in line with some of the classic Battles from the mid \'90s. The...
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New post for Joe Morris

on 04/16/2007 2:00 AM
Mark Simon, president of Thoroughbred Times Company, which publishes an array of widely-read periodicals for Thoroughbred racing and breeding professionals and enthusiasts, announced today that Joe Morris, who grew up on a Standardbred farm in Maine, has been named publisher of the Lexington-based company. Morris, previously president of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Group Purcha...
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Palone to head home Tues.

on 04/16/2007 2:00 AM
Dave Palone was still in a Pittsburgh-area hospital Monday recovering from surgery to repair the multiple fractures of his upper right femur suffered in a race accident last week at The Meadows, but his wife Bethann said she expects her husband to go home on Tuesday. “He is getting a blood transfusion today and they are going to check his blood in the morning,” Bethann Palone told harnessra...
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Isle Mile won in 1:53.1

on 04/15/2007 2:00 AM
The 5-year-old pacer Eleven AM scored his fourth win from seven starts this year when taking the featured $10,000 Isle Mile I Pace at Pompano Park on Saturday in 1:53.1. Driven from post one by Daryl Bier, Eleven AM settled along the pylons in third place while Bronson Hall (Anthony Napolitano), a winner of four straight, was rushed to the front, showing the way through opening fractions of 2...
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Gold strikes at Big M

on 04/15/2007 2:00 AM
Fresh off his world-record 1:49 win at Dover Downs April 2, Gold Dust Beach won the $42,000 Open Pace at the Meadowlands Saturday night with a 1:49.4 effort. Driven by David Miller, Gold Dust Beach left for the lead and then re-took the top at the :26.4 quarter, going on to a :53.3 half and 1:21.3 three-quarters, before staying game to the wire and holding off runner-up Y Knot by a head. Atomic Id...
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Quillen nominations due

on 04/15/2007 2:00 AM
Nominations for the inaugural Bobby Quillen Open Pace must be postmarked by midnight Tuesday, April 17, while sustaining payments for races serviced by the Hambletonian Society that are due April 15 must be postmarked by 12 midnight on Tuesday, April 17 (as per USTA Rule 12:, sec. 4): \"… Whenever a nomination or sustaining payment in a stake, futurity, early closing race or late closing rac...
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David\'s song at Balmoral

on 04/15/2007 2:00 AM
Shirley Le Vin’s state-bred pacing star My Boy David continued his dominance of the Illinois-bred set with a very impressive wire to wire score in Saturday’s $20,000 Song Cycle Stake at Balmoral Park. Confidently handled by driver Ryan Anderson, the gelded son of Sportsmaster shot right to the top from post position five. “We really didn’t have to work that hard to make the lead, which...
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Sam Remo upsets in open

on 04/14/2007 2:00 AM
Driver Brian Sears racked up his fourth win on the Meadowlands’ Friday night card with Liberated Artist in the $22,500 second leg of the Robert J. Suslow Series. Liberated Artist stormed home to a 1 1/2-length victory over the pylon-skimming Kansas Wildcat in 1:53.2. Yankee Stardom kicked off cover in the stretch and closed for third. In addition to the eighth race, Sears also picked up wi...
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A sir and angel win at YR

on 04/14/2007 2:00 AM
There were no black cats, walk-under ladders or broken mirrors during Yonkers Raceway\'s 10-race Friday the 13th festivities. There were, however, a pair of $35,000 co-features--an Open for trotters and an Open Handicap for distaff pacers--that each resulted in classy winners. Sentbytheangels and Sir Valahad used different tactics, but wound up in the same place...Victory Village. Sentby...
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Irons still hot at Woodbine

on 04/14/2007 2:00 AM
In the Irons established himself as one of Woodbine\'s top 3 year olds with a tremendous 2 3/4-length victory in the $59,800(C) final of the Youthful Pacing Series Friday night. Phil Hudon drove the son of Mach Three to a lifetime-best 1:51.2 win for trainer Randy Hill, who also owns a piece of the bay colt with Mike Davis and Leslie Davis. Radio City was a solid second, but no match for In th...
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Record smooth as velvet

on 04/14/2007 2:00 AM
Velvet Eileen, who visited the winner’s circle for the third straight time on Friday, set a Pompano Park track record for a 4-year-old pacing mare when taking the $10,000 Fillies and Mares Isle Mile I Pace in 1:52. Driven from post five by Wally Hennessey, Velvet Eileen emerged from a brief three-horse skirmish to claim the top spot as the pacers entered the first turn, taking the field thro...
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