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A battle for gold at Nfld

on 04/09/2007 2:00 AM
Trainer Joe Holloway has told Northfield Park\'s director of racing Gregg Keidel that the sport’s newest world champion, Gold Dust Beach, is being pointed toward the $125,000 Battle of Lake Erie at Northfield on Saturday, April 21. The son of Jenna’s Beach Boy-Good As Gold posted a 1:49 win at Dover Downs in Delaware last Monday, bettering Riyadh’s 10-year-old standard for veteran pacing ...
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Artistic Fella wins \'07 debut

on 04/09/2007 2:00 AM
The 2007 Classic Series got underway at Dover Downs Monday night and Artistic Fella got back on the winning track as well, coasting to a clear victory in 1:50.3 with Cat Manzi aboard. Other Classic division winners were JM Van Gogh (1:54.3) in the Classic Trot, who dominated after the scratch of Vivid Photo, and Marnie Hall (1:51.3) in the Mare Pace. Artistic Fella, who won 11 of 18 starts last...
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Stormaway shocks at WEG

on 04/07/2007 2:00 AM
Seemingly out of contention at the top of the stretch, Stormaway blazed a path down the lane late to pull a major shocker in the $88,000 Spring Pacing Championship Saturday night at Woodbine. The time of the mile was 1:52.2. Mark Megens drove the Northern Luck horse to the neck victory over Secrets Nephew. Tigerama was third, beaten a length. Escape The Wind, a career winner of $1.5 million, fi...
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Jenna\'s Choice upsets

on 04/07/2007 2:00 AM
Jenna\'s Choice pulled off an upset victory to win the $40,000 Open Pace at the Meadowlands Saturday night, using a :26.4 final quarter to seize a 1:50.3 victory. He paid $14.60 to win. It was the second score in nine starts this year for Jenna\'s Choice, a 5-year-old gelding by Jenna\'s Beach Boy. Driven by Daniel Dube, Jenna\'s Choice won by 1 3/4 lengths over Allstar Blue Jean. Jenna\'s ...
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Levy action at Yonkers

on 04/07/2007 2:00 AM
The George Morton Levy Series continued at Yonkers Raceway Saturday night with four $50,000 splits won by Tarver Hanover (1:54.1), Cheyenne Hollywood (1:56.1), Special Report (1:52.2) and Mister Big (1:53). Tarver Hanover, driven by Patrick Berry, edged Eyes On Kassa by a nose in the first split. The second division was marred by an accident involving Jilliby Spirit A and Black Cat Bone, by sti...
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Tight finish in Jersey Girls

on 04/06/2007 2:00 AM
Faith Leigh stuck her nose out the furthest at the finish line, earning her the victory over Riley Rose in the $67,000 Jersey Girls final Thursday night at the Meadowlands. Fionavar Hanover finished just a neck behind in third. The lone 3-year-old filly in the field, Faith Leigh picked up her first win of the season with the 1:53.3 score in the fifth race. George Brennan was in the sulky. ...
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Youthful continues at Wdb

on 04/06/2007 2:00 AM
The Youthful Pacing Series for 3-year-old pacing colts continues with two $20,000(C) divisions Friday evening at Woodbine. The dashes have been carded as races four (8:40 p.m.) and eight (10 p.m.) on the 11-race program. The $59,800(C) final is set for next Friday, April 12. The first division features a newcomer to the Youthful as Apaches Fame winner In The Irons (post position 3, driver Phil ...
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Eileen returns as PPk fave

on 04/06/2007 2:00 AM
Female pacers take center stage at Pompano Park Friday evening as the spotlight event at the South Florida oval is the $10,000 Fillies and Mares Isle Mile I Pace, which has attracted a field six and will go as the first race on the program. Drawing the outside post for Friday’s Isle Mile I is Hypnotize, owned by Louis Diffenback, William Mack Jr., Lisa Diffenback and trainer Jim Mattison. In ...
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A Ms., a mist & a miss

on 04/06/2007 2:00 AM
As expected, Ms. Virginia, Twilight Mist and Devilish Miss scored impressive victories in the three $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 3-year-old filly trot preliminaries, on cold and windy Thursday at at Dover Downs. Ms. Virginia raced the entire mile on the outside and still pulled away for a decisive 2:01.1 triumph in her $20,000 prelim. Tony Morgan drove the daughter of CR ...
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Let the Billings begin

on 04/06/2007 2:00 AM
Twenty-six years ago a group of men with vision convened at the Standarbred Horse Sales at Harrisburg and emerged with an idea to resurrect amateur racing which, during harness racings’ infancy, was a viable part of the sport. Led by Hall of Fame horseman Delvin Miller and Phil Pines, who at that time was the curator of the Harness Racing Hall of Fame, along with racing secretary Jerry Monahan, ...
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Dick Williams II obituary

on 04/06/2007 2:00 AM
Popular horseman Dick Williams II died at his home in Richmond, Ind., on Thursday, April 5, after a long battle with cancer. He was 66. Mr. Williams was best known for developing and racing Charlie Ten Hitch, winner of the 1990 Peter Haughton Memorial. He also raced such outstanding performers as Towner’s Big Guy, Raintree’s Hope, Thorpe Marge, and the noted Ohio stars Quickster, Coalmoor, ...
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5,000 wins for Brennan

on 04/06/2007 2:00 AM
Although he had nine chances on the card, George Brennan wasted no time in locking up his 5,000th career win on Friday night at the Meadowlands. Brennan steered Carolina Raider to a 1:55.4 score in the first race, reaching the 5,000-win plateau just two weeks shy of his 40th birthday. Brennan now approaches his April 20 birthday with $70 million in career earnings. He currently ranks fourth in...
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Hoosier Park opens meet

on 04/06/2007 2:00 AM
Calyvona Bluegrass fought off extreme cold weather in the stretch drive to take the 2007 season opener on Friday at Hoosier Park. Piloted to victory by driver Ricky Macomber Jr., the 3-year-old won her sophomore debut in 1:59.4, scoring by 6 1/2 lengths. Calyvona Bluegrass returned $7.20, $3.40, and $3.80 for the victory. The daughter of Pilgrims Punch now has more than $13,900 in career earni...
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4 wins for Chrebet\'s

on 04/06/2007 2:00 AM
Valley Sport gave owner Wayne Chrebet\'s Double Down Stable a fourth victory in just six starts when he scored in a lifetime best of 1:53.4 Friday night at the Meadowlands. Chrebet bought Valley Sport, a 4-year-old gelding by Valley Victor, on Feb. 14 and watched the horse win three straight races before having to settle for a fourth-place finish on March 23 and a second-place effort on March 30. ...
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Robert Fahy dies

on 04/05/2007 2:00 AM
Robert Fahy, a veteran horseman and the father of trainer-driver Billy Fahy, died Wednesday at a care facility in McMurray, Pa., not far from The Meadows racetrack, where he had raced horses over the years. Fahy, who was 75, had been battling cancer. A native of western New York, Fahy also raced at Buffalo and Batavia raceways for many years. A memorial service for Fahy will be held at the c...
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Ledfords receive probation

on 04/05/2007 2:00 AM
Driver Eric Ledford has been sentenced to one-year probation and $15,000 fine by a New Jersey county judge after pleading guilty to one count of possession of a controlled substance. Ledford, his father, Seldon, and three others were arrested March 31, 2006, after a raid on their stable at Showplace Farm resulted in the discovery of illegal substances, including Aranesp. According to a press re...
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Net pool pricing at Vernon

on 04/05/2007 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs, announced today that it will accept wagers from Canada through Net Pool Pricing beginning with the opening of the meet on Saturday, April 7. In a letter dated Monday, April 2nd the New York State Racing and Wagering Board gives Vernon Downs permission to export its signal for the purpose of common pool wagering utilizing the “net pool pricing calculation method.” \"This mar...
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Dick Williams II dies

on 04/05/2007 2:00 AM
Dick Williams II, who trained such notables as the $677,398 earning trotter Charlie Ten Hitch, died today at his home in Indiana after a battle with cancer. He was 66. A complete obituary will appear as soon as it is available.
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A true blue victory

on 04/05/2007 2:00 AM
The Hambletonian-eligible trotter True Blue Lindy recovered from an early break to score his third consecutive victory of the season when defeating a field of older rivals in the ninth race at Pompano Park on Wednesday in 2:00.3. Driven from post two by Bruce Ranger, True Blue Lindy went offstride as the gate swung open and dropped back to seventh place before recovering his gait, leaving Alber...
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