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Harness film to be made

on 11/09/2006 12:00 AM
News out of Hollywood states actor Emilio Estevez will direct a film that is expected out next fall that centers around harness racing. There was no word on who will star in the movie, which will be Estevez’s fourth as a director.
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Nothing decided for Ledford

on 11/09/2006 12:00 AM
Although rumors have begun circulating that suspended driver Eric Ledford has reached an agreement with the New Jersey Racing Commission to allow him to return to racing, harnessracing.com has learned from a source at the commission that nothing has yet transpired but could in about 30 days. Ledford has been in Harrisburg, which fueled the speculation that a return was imminent.
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Howard Camden dies

on 11/09/2006 12:00 AM
Howard Belvin Camden, who trained and drove Adios Boy, the first 2-year-old pacer to break the 2:00 barrier, died Nov. 4 at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold Township, N.J. He was 76. Mr. Camden first began working for East Coast-based trainer Louis Floyd after graduating from high school in 1947. He then began working for Hall of Fame trainer Stanley Dancer, but was drafted into the U.S. ...
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Average up 17.5 percent

on 11/09/2006 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Horse Sales Company’s annual Harrisburg yearling auction concluded Wednesday night with 1,044 horses sold for an average price of $37,081, an increase of 17.5 percent from last year’s sale. The top end of the market was exceptionally strong with 66 yearlings bringing prices of $100,000 or more. Last year 53 yearlings brought six-figure prices at the sale. But the median—t...
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$600,000 for Windylane

on 11/09/2006 12:00 AM
John Duer, acting as agent for Odds On Nourrir, bought the trotting mare Windylane Hanover, who was carrying a foal by Andover Hall, for $600,000 at the Thursday session of the Standardbred Horse Sales Company’s mixed auction. Odds On Nourrir is the breeding division of Dana Parham and Robin Schadt’s Odds On Racing Stable. Windylane Hanover was sold as part of the Yankeeland Farms dispersal...
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Kikikatie brings $500,000

on 11/09/2006 12:00 AM
The 5-year-old pacing broodmare Kikikatie, carrying a foal by Rocknroll Hanover, was sold for $500,000 at Harrisburg Thursday. A daughter of Real Artist out of the Cam Fella mare Katie’s Lucky Lady, Kikikatie was bought by former Armstrong Bros. manager Dr. Moira Gunn, who signed the sales slip as agent. Kikikatie p,2, 1:53.3; 3, 1:50.3, earned $1.2 million on the racetrack and won such top s...
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Campbell on recovery road

on 11/09/2006 12:00 AM
Hall of Fame driver John Campbell, home and beginning the road to recovery after breaking his leg in a horrific crash at Woodbine, wishes to extend his heartfelt thanks for all those who have supported him since his accident. “I want to thank all the people who sent cards, gifts and letters with their thoughts and prayers,” said an emotional Campbell. “I have truly been overwhelmed by the...
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WEG names division winners

on 11/09/2006 12:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group has announced its divisional champion Standardbred horses for the 2006 season. The winners will be honored at the annual awards night on Sunday, Dec. 17, in the Sports Dining Room at Mohawk, when WEG\'s Horse of the Year will also be named. Here are the divisional winners: 2-year-old trotting filly: Pampered Princess 2-year-old trotting colt: Laddie 2-year-old ...
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No slots In Ohio

on 11/08/2006 12:00 AM
Voters in Ohio Tuesday defeated Issue 3, the Learn and Earn proposal to amend the state’s constitution to allow slot machines at the seven pari-mutuel tracks and two off-track sites in downtown Cleveland. The issue lost by a 57-43 percent margin, with only five of the state’s 88 counties voting in favor. This was the third time in 12 years that voters in Ohio had rejected expanding gaming i...
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Average climbs in session 2

on 11/08/2006 12:00 AM
The second session of the Standardbred Horse Sales Company\'s yearling auction finished Tuesday night with 352 horses selling for an average price of $34,064, an increase of about 23 percent from the results generated at last year\'s second day. Cumulatively, after two sessions the sale was riding a 14 percent increase in average. A total of 63 yearlings had been sold for prices of $100,000 or...
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Fillies to star at Woodbine

on 11/08/2006 12:00 AM
The draw for WEG\'s last two major stakes of 2006 were conducted Tuesday as the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association Stakes (SBOA) for 3-year-old fillies of both gaits will highlight this Saturday evening\'s card of racing from Woodbine. The SBOA festivities will kick off at 8:01 p.m. with a field of seven trotting lasses lining up for the night\'s $165,975(C) second race. The pacing fi...
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11 qualifiers at Gaitway

on 11/08/2006 12:00 AM
Eleven qualifiers were drawn Wednesday at the Meadowlands which will be contested Thursday at Gaitway Farms in Englishtown, N.J. Past performance lines can be found by going to http://www.thebigm.com/babyracebreeding.asp.
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Rooney, Rose Of Tralee draw

on 11/08/2006 12:00 AM
Monticello Raceway will be the site Friday afternoon of the $490,904 Art Rooney for 3-year-old colt pacers and $290,210 Rose Of Tralee for 3-year-old filly pacers, with five horses lining up behind the starting gate in each. The races were moved after the opening of Yonkers Raceway was postponed. Local trainer Ed Hart will send out the favorite in the Rooney in the presence of Gimmebackmybullet...
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$250,000 colt sold on Wed.

on 11/08/2006 12:00 AM
Lord Of The Rings, a colt by Andover Hall out of the mare Queen Of Angels, a full sister to the dam of world champion Chocolatier, sold for $250,000 at the Standardbred Horse Sale\'s Wednesday session, believed to be a record for the third day of the yearling sale in Harrisburg, Pa. The colt was purchased by Maurizio Biasuzzi\'s Toss Out Stable of Pompano Beach, Fla. He was sold as hip number 7...
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Procedures in place

on 11/08/2006 12:00 AM
Following an outbreak of equine herpes virus in the New Jersey Thoroughhbred population, stricter health documents will be required to race at the Meadowlands, including a negative Coggins test; a 48-hour health certificate with each horse’s temperature clearly written; and proof of EHV-1 vaccination no less than seven days and no more than 90 days prior for each horse. “There will be no ex...
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Records set in Classic legs

on 11/07/2006 12:00 AM
Casimir Commotion etched his name into the record books as the fastest gelding over a five-eighths mile oval, notching a 1:48.3 victory in the $85,000 Classic Pace Monday at Dover Downs. The race was one of four for older horses in the second round of the Classic Series. The 6-year-old gelded son of Camluck enjoyed a dream trip racing second behind Holborn Hanover cutting it out for George Bren...
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Swedish Crown elims held

on 11/07/2006 12:00 AM
The Breeders Crown semifinals for the Swedish 3-year-old colts and fillies were raced Sunday and Monday night with the three on top in each entering the finals on Nov. 18 at Axevalla. The purse in the finals are approximately $70,000. The four colt-division-winners were all impressive and the final will be an open event. The Gigant Neo full brother Megaman Neo (Super Arnie-Clorita Lobell by Spe...
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Rooney moved to Monticello

on 11/07/2006 12:00 AM
Saturday\'s $490,904 Art Rooney for 3-year-old colt pacers, scheduled for Yonkers Raceway, will be contested at Monticello Raceway Friday afternoon. The companion Rose Of Tralee for 3-year-old filly pacers will also be raced on the program. The change of venue for the Rooney--with just five (four betting interests) entered--came after Yonkers Raceway\'s planned re-opening for live racing for F...
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Glidemaster to stud in PA

on 11/06/2006 12:00 AM
Hambletonian and Kentucky Futurity champion Glidemaster will be retired to stud duty at Walnridge Farm of Pennsylvania later this year. The deal to stand the son of Yankee Glide at Walnridge of Pennsylvania was finalized today during the Standardbred Horse Sale yearling auction in Harrisburg, Pa. Glidemaster’s stud career will be handled by Brittany Stallion Management. His stud fee will be $...
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Average up at Harrisburg

on 11/06/2006 12:00 AM
The opening session of the Standardbred Horse Sales Company’s annual Harrisburg yearling auction took place Monday and generated an average price of $54,178, up almost nine percent from the 2005 opening session. This year 356 yearlings were sold in the first session, which got underway at 10 a.m. and concluded just before 8 p.m. Along the way 51 yearlings brought prices of $100,000 or more, u...
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