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Four $100,000 events held

on 12/04/2006 12:00 AM
The favorites persevered in the four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) finals on Sunday at Dover Downs. Mr. Aviator and filly Double Flip and won the pacing events while Ms. Virginia took the filly trot final and Swissonian the colt trot. Double Flip, a Badlands Hanover filly, was much the best in the first DSBF Final. Tony Morgan, who drove both winners of the $100,000 races ...
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Ready for Mondays at PPK?

on 12/04/2006 12:00 AM
Pompano Park adds Mondays to its winter schedule beginning today. The track will now be open for live racing and poker four days a week, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The first Monday program will feature a $10,000 Open Handicap Trot in the sixth race headlined by recent winner Muscular. The 6-year-old stallion by Muscles Yankee starts from post seven and last week scored his ninth vi...
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Nahcotta Jude repeats at YR

on 12/04/2006 12:00 AM
Nahcotta Jude liked his road to success so much in last week\'s Open Handicap Trot at Yonkers Raceway, he retraced the route in Sunday night\'s $21,000 feature. With Jim Marohn again driving for trainer Joe Vance, the 5-year-old Armbro Scorpion gelding was again content to sit chilly early. Leaving from post position five, he spectated at the outset as Praktickle Yankee (Dan Dube) worked his ...
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Classic Casette dies

on 12/04/2006 12:00 AM
The U.S. Trotting Association is reporting Classic Casette, one of the more prolific broodmres of all time with 10 2:00 trotters from 16 foals, died last Friday at Lindy Farms of Connecticut. Among her top performers was her first foal, 1987 progeny Cayster 4, 1:55 ($530,451), who was by Speedy Somolli. Some of Classic Casette\'s other top foal include Program Speed, 1:56.1 ($345,007), by Super...
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Nfld announces 2007 stakes

on 12/04/2006 12:00 AM
The gathering of the sport\'s race secretaries in Florida is now complete and the first track to announce its 2007 stakes schedule is Northfield Park, which has surprised with the moving of the Battle of Lake Erie to late April from a traditional late June date. The $125,000 race for older horse pacers is now scheduled for Saturday, April 21. The $175,000 Cleveland Classic for 3-year-old male p...
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Baillargeon wins 6,000th

on 12/03/2006 12:00 AM
Mario Baillargeon won his 6,000th career race Saturday afternoon at Flamboro Downs. It is just a little too simple to say Baillargeon has come a long way since first steering a horse professionally back in 1977. Over the span of four decades, the 49 year old has gone from his native Quebec, to California, to Illinois and then back to \"La Belle Province\" before settling in Milton, Ont. Baillar...
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Ranger triple at Pompano

on 12/03/2006 12:00 AM
The driver-trainer team of Bruce Ranger and Tom Beckette of the Ranger Stable were hot Saturday night at Pompano Park, winning three times on the program, including the $10,000 Open Handicap Pace with Eleven AM. The evening started off with Ginnie’s Best ($2.60) leading from start to finish by 2 1/2 lengths for his fourth straight win with a 1:52.4 clocking in the third race $7,500 pace. Gold...
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Prince crowned at Yonkers

on 12/03/2006 12:00 AM
He’s closing in a quarter-million dollars lifetime, and if you saw Western Prince tend to his business in Saturday night’s $21,000 Open Handicap Pace at Yonkers Raceway, you’d know why. With owner-trainer Ted Wing performing the honors, the 5-year-old son of Western Hanover did it the hard way. Leaving from post position five among the octet, Western Prince was unhurried early as Shado...
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Likeabatoutahell wins final

on 12/02/2006 12:00 AM
Likeabatoutahell completed a three-race sweep in the $51,250 Charles Singer Memorial Trot final Friday night at the Meadowlands. The SJs Caviar gelding scored a three-quarter-length victory over Red Dragon. It was another length and a half to Penny Dream in third. Likeabatoutahell, driven by Brian Sears and trained by Trond Smedshammer, trotted the mile in 1:55.1, picking up his fifth victory ...
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Spriggs wins Gold Cup

on 12/02/2006 12:00 AM
Dein Spriggs drove his own Byzanz to a 2:21.2 win in the $30,000 Gold Cup final in the Delvin Miller Memorial Driving Chakpionship Friday night at the Meadowlands. The race was contested at a mile and 3/16ths. Byzanz finished 1 1/2 lengths ahead of Michelle Ruvola and Sorce Of Victory, with Thomas Williams and Ego Sum third. Gene Miller also won with his own Bingham in the $15,000 Silver Cup...
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Christoforou hits 5,000

on 12/02/2006 12:00 AM
Driver Chris Christoforou, 35, won his 5,000th career race Friday night at Woodbine, reaching the milestone number with a 1:55.1 effort behind Kristins Joy for trainer Joe Stutzman. Christoforou is a three-time O\'Brien winner for leading driver and has won many major stakes, including the Breeders Crown and Little Brown Jug.
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Race me to winner\'s circle

on 12/02/2006 12:00 AM
Owner Basil Kellis was able to make the 1,551 mile trek from his home in Wells, Maine, despite inclement weather, to Pompano Park just in time to see his horse, Race Me Valerie score a 7-1 upset win by a neck over Townline Lily in the $10,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace Friday. The feature started off with Golden Falcon N (David Ingraham) shooting to the early lead past Hyde Park Hussie N (Anthon...
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Tetrick hat trick at Yonkers

on 12/02/2006 12:00 AM
December and driver Tim Tetrick both made their debut at Yonkers Raceway Friday night and both figure to hang around for a while after he won his first three drives, all with favored pacing mares. Tetrick, who made a name for himself in home state of Illinois before relocating to Delaware earlier this season, wasted no time getting his feet wet on a wind-driven, rainy Westchester County evening. ...
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Isabella sets track record

on 12/02/2006 12:00 AM
With Sutter Hanover annexing the $450,000 Governor’s Cup, driver David Miller guided the winners of three of the four stakes that comprise the $1.7 million Fall Final Four on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Miller also won the $432,700 Valley Victory with Ogham and the $439,000 Three Diamonds with Isabella Blue Chip. He finished second in the $410,000 Goldsmith Maid with Gerri’s Joy. ...
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Snow Angels at Big M

on 12/01/2006 12:00 AM
Heavenly Beauty and Enhance The Night, both trained by Erv Miller, accounted for victories in two of the three $15,000 divisions of the opening round of the Snow Angel Series on Thursday night at the Meadowlands. The top 10 money-earners in the first two rounds of the series for 3-year-old pacing fillies will return for a $47,300 final on Dec. 14. Heavenly Beauty [$3.60, $2.80, $2.20] driven by...
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Records set at Chester

on 12/01/2006 12:00 AM
Trotters and track records were in the spotlight Thursday at Harrah’s Chester Casino & Racetrack as Sir Perseverance and Party Lad took first leg divisions of the Richie Prospect, and Solveig and Stonetag captured second leg divisions of the Shep’s Pride late-closer series. Libfeld, Katz, and Goldband’s Sir Perseverance zipped to a new track mark for trotters when he went in 1:53.2 in wi...
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Hodes leaving Meadowlands

on 12/01/2006 12:00 AM
Meadowlands’ director of media relations Carol Hodes has told harnessracing.com she will be leaving the track sometime early in 2007 after taking the buyout offered by the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority. Hodes, a graduate of George Washington University with a BA in journalism, has worked for the Sports Authority for 25 years after a stint as a sports reporter for the Newark Star-Le...
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Calling all 14 year olds

on 12/01/2006 12:00 AM
Last year, for the first time in over a decade, Monticello Raceway was able to secure enough 14 year olds to present a race strictly for harness racing’s senior citizens just days before they turned 15 years old and were forced into mandatory retirement. Called the Au ReVoir Pace, despite the fact that one trotter competed in the wagering affair, the event was presented on Dec. 29, 2005, and ...
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Mares to meet at Pompano

on 12/01/2006 12:00 AM
Two of the top mares to have raced at Pompano Park this year, Chip And Gale A and Evere’s Connection, square off in the $10,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace Friday, with both coming off victories in their last start. Chip And Gale A starts from post five for driver Daryl Bier and last week won the Open Pace closing from fourth place at the top of the stretch to win by 1 3/4 lengths in 1:54. It wa...
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Move on into winner\'s circle

on 12/01/2006 12:00 AM
Move On, handled by Allan Davis, posted a 16-1 upset in Thursday\'s $40,000 claiming allowance feature at Dover Downs. Claimed a week ago by Davis and trainer Andy Fulton, Move On came through with a 1:53 front-end win. This is the 5-year-old Artsplace gelding\'s third ownership change in three weeks. Sea Man (Tim Tetrick), as in his previous winning start, came from far back but had to settle ...
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