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Mr. Muscleman in 1:52.1

on 10/20/2006 2:00 AM
Mr. Muscleman is back! Last year’s Dan Patch Award-winning Older Trotter of the Year displayed the form that earned him that honor with a romping 1:52.1 victory in the Open Trot at Woodbine Friday night. With Ron Pierce in the bike, the 6-year-old Muscles Yankee gelding swooped into the lead on the backstretch, reaching the half with the lead in :56.1. Then, with a :27.1 third quarter he open...
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WEG wants level field

on 10/20/2006 2:00 AM
Saying that Ontario cannot continue to maintain the status quo of turning a blind-eye to online gaming, the Chairman and CEO of the Woodbine Entertainment Group says there must be a level playing field for legitimate gaming businesses to compete with illegal online gaming operations. The Globe and Mail reports that David Willmot told the government that Ontario should shut down illegal online ...
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Little Miss Dragon on fire

on 10/20/2006 2:00 AM
Little Miss Dragon made her big move on the backstretch en route to a 1:52.3 victory in a division of the Breeders Crown 2-year-old filly pace eliminations, while Cabana Fever tipped three wide at the head of the stretch and blew past the field for her 1:53.1 victory in the second split. John Campbell was sitting fifth after an opening quarter of :27.3 when he turned Little Miss Dragon loose. T...
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Appleoosa looks deceiving

on 10/19/2006 2:00 AM
According to Carl Jamieson, Shes A Great Lady victor Appleoosa Hanover will be ready to roll Friday evening at Woodbine when she gets behind the starting gate for her Breeders Crown elimination for 2-year-old pacing fillies. Since her tally in the $754,500(C) Shes A Great Lady, the Western Hanover filly has been a vet\'s scratch (sick) out of a Champlain division (Sept. 8), and has finished th...
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Confidence in Metro winner

on 10/19/2006 2:00 AM
Metro Pace winner Yankee Skyscaper has spent the last week at Classy Lane Stables, in Puslinch, Ont., and trainer Chris Ryder says he has confidence in the Artiscape colt heading into the Breeders Crown eliminations for the 2-year-old pacing colts Saturday evening at Woodbine. \"The horse is doing fine, isn\'t having any problems, and I\'m confident in him,\" Ryder said Wednesday morning. \"Af...
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Harrington frosh mark falls

on 10/19/2006 2:00 AM
John Celii\'s Jesse N Echo set a new Harrington Raceway track record Wednesday in the second leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 2-year-old colt pacers with a 1:55.4 win. Driven by Tony Morgan for trainer George Teague, the Badlands Hanover colt set all the fractions and won his $15,000 division by open lengths. The former record of 1:56.2 was held by By A Length, a...
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An attack at Colonial

on 10/19/2006 2:00 AM
Read Racing’s Civil Attack scored his fourth win of the meet and set a lifetime mark of 1:50.3 Wednesday night at Colonial Downs. Trainer-driver Dean Collins sent Civil Attack right to the front to seize control of the race. Civil Attack flew down the long Colonial Downs backstretch to set early fractions of :26.3 and :55 as My Buddy Frank tracked 1 1/2 lengths back in second. Civil Attack ...
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Oldtimers win at Pompano

on 10/19/2006 2:00 AM
Ultimate Sundance, the 11-year-old wonder horse owned by Mike Biel of Ft. Lauderdale, once again proved his class by winning the $10,000 Open Handicap Trot at Pompano Park on Wednesday night in 1:56.4. The son of Ultimate Kosmos, driven by Bruce Ranger, won for the eighth time in 23 starts this year and sent his career bounty vaulting over the $400,000 with the win—his 66th in 249 lifetime start...
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Two with Crown connections

on 10/19/2006 2:00 AM
Trainer George Teague Jr. is starting a pair of 2-year-old trotting fillies in Friday’s Breeders Crown eliminations at Woodbine that have previous Crown connections. Danae is listed at 7-1 in the first elim for driver Ron Pierce, while Satu is 6-1 in the second elim for driver Luc Ouellette. Danae is a daughter of Andover Hall, and a half sister to Tasty Chip, who finished fifth in the 2002 B...
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Artsplace improves slightly

on 10/19/2006 2:00 AM
For the first time during his several weeks of battling laminitis, Artsplace laid down in his stall last night at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center and slept for four solid hours. Art Zubrod of Brittany Stallion Management said the 18-year-old horse’s veterinarian, Dr. Andrew van Eps, called him with the encouraging news Thursday morning. “The vet is very pleased with the...
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Top colt trotter syndicated

on 10/19/2006 2:00 AM
David Scharf has told harnessracing.com that it was “the right time to make this move,” so that is why he and his partners have reached an agreement with Hanover Shoe Farms to syndicate the 2-year-old colt trotter Donato Hanover. On Thursday morning, the day before Donato Hanover takes to the Woodbine racetrack in the Breeders Crown eliminations, Scharf said that the agreement calls for the so...
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P Glide aims for B Crown

on 10/19/2006 2:00 AM
Passionate Glide’s nearly perfect $1 million season has not scared off her peers, as 11 other fillies opted to test the reigning queen of the division in her quest for a second Crown. Two $25,000 splits of six sophomore fillies will go postward on Saturday, Oct. 21, at Woodbine, to arrive at 10 contestants for the $500,000 final on Oct. 28. Passionate Glide drew post five in the second elim...
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Crown on Sirius, HRTV

on 10/19/2006 2:00 AM
This year’s Breeders Crown finals will be broadcast on Sirius Satellite Radio Channel 125, with the 3-hour show hosted by Dave Johnson, Bill Finley and a yet-to-be-named third person. The program will air 8 to 11 p.m. and include coverage of the eight finals which have total purses of more than $4 million. Also, HRTV is providing exclusive television coverage of the championship events, with...
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Mac Cuddy dies

on 10/19/2006 2:00 AM
Mac Cuddy, turkey entrepreneur and horseman, has died after a lengthy battle with Multiple Sclerosis. He was 86. Mr. Cuddy is survived by his wife Patricia of 16 years, his five sons Bruce, Brian, Peter, Robert and Douglas, his daughter Barbara, and 19 grandchildren. In 1950, Mr. Cuddy purchased a 100-acre turkey farm in Strathroy, Ont., for a reported $3,000 and transformed it into the larg...
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Yes to Learn & Earn in Ohio

on 10/19/2006 2:00 AM
The Ohio Learn & Earn Campaign is rounding into the homestretch and Dr. John Mossbarger of Midland Acres is encouraging all horsemen in Ohio—both Standardbred and Thoroughbred—to get involved in the grassroots effort to pass Issue 3 on Nov. 7. “I’d like to encourage everybody in the equine industry in Ohio to call and talk to people to get out the vote,” Mossbarger said. “It will ta...
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Longshots take on Donato

on 10/19/2006 2:00 AM
The popular TV show 24 covers the events of a 24-hour period in the life of counter-terrorist agent Jack Bauer. The 24 freshman trotting colts entered in the $600,000 Breeders Crown will have their futures decided in less than two minutes this Friday at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto. The three $25,000 eliminations feature a diverse group of young contestants seeking a berth in the final on Oct....
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Collins big at Colonial

on 10/18/2006 2:00 AM
Trainer-driver Dean Collins drove four winners, including three straight, on a sloppy Tuesday night at Colonial Downs. Collins scored his first win on Tuesday with Stately’s Hoss in race two. Collins sent the 3-year-old The Panderosa colt to the lead near the end of the backstretch and Stately’s Hoss rolled to a measured length victory in 1:52.3. Collins also trains Stately’s Hoss for Read...
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Litigator sets career mark

on 10/18/2006 2:00 AM
The Illinois conceived and foaled sophomore trotting set was on display Tuesday night at Balmoral Park as a field of eight diagonally gaited colts and geldings were sent to battle in a $15,130 ISOBA Stake. Just as he’s done throughout most of his 2006 campaign Phillip Rietveld’s Litigator had no trouble disposing of his rivals as he trotted home with a two-length triumph in a career best of 1:...
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Sloppy DSBFs held

on 10/18/2006 2:00 AM
Winbak Farm and John and Earl Wagner\'s Double Flip earned her second straight win in the second $15,000 leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies Tuesday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:57.4 win over a \"sloppy\" track. Driven by Tony Morgan, the Badlands Hanover filly took the lead from entrymate One More Round approaching three-quarters and hel...
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Filly aims for rich final

on 10/18/2006 2:00 AM
Earlier this year Darlin’s Delight duplicated her dam Town Pro’s victory in the Fan Hanover, and now she’ll try to do the same in the upcoming Breeders Crown. Town Pro won the 1985 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old filly pacers at Pompano Park, and Darlin’s Delight make her attempt at Woodbine Saturday, Oct. 28. Darlin’s Delight has won eight of 12 starts this year, including the Fan Hano...
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