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Sutter hopes for BC repeat

on 10/24/2006 2:00 AM
Earlier in the season, Sutter Hanover might have been unprepared for the spotlight. If his Breeders Crown elimination victory on Oct. 21 was any indication, he could now be ready for prime time. Sutter Hanover, sent off at 22-1 odds, upset favorite Kenneth J in one of the three elims for 2-year-old male pacers; Olay Olay and Artzina won the others. \"He’s a big horse – late developing ...
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Top mares race in Sweden

on 10/24/2006 2:00 AM
Swedish semi-finals for the 4-year-old mares ladies were contested Monday night at the Mantorp track. Among those competing were two of the top two of the class, Joy Ås (Malabar Man - Nevele Duchess) and Electra Skift. Joy Ås cut the fractions for Olle Goop, but was short in the end when Västerbo My Lady came flying home to win for Örjan Kihlström. Västerbo My Lady was timed in a mile rat...
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Yonkers to open Nov. 3?

on 10/24/2006 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway has applied to the New York State Racing & Wagering Board to reopen for live racing on Friday, Nov. 3, one day before the Art Rooney eliminations for 3-year-old colt pacers are scheduled. The track opened the first phase of its video gaming parlor Oct. 11, which Timothy Rooney Jr., Yonkers’ general counsel and son of owner Timothy Rooney, has been quoted as saying was a “soft o...
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Island Delight out of BC

on 10/24/2006 2:00 AM
Island Delight has been scratched \"lame\" out of Saturday\'s $600,000 Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Colt Pace final at Woodbine. The son of Bettor\'s Delight finished fourth in his elim to qualify for the final, one week after setting a career-best in a Grand Circuit win at The Red Mile. Owned by Aaron and Isaac Waxman\'s Uncirculated Stable, Island Delight is trained by Duane Marfisi. It was the ...
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Driver to remain in hospital

on 10/24/2006 2:00 AM
John Campbell is still resting in a Toronto-area hospital and will remain so until surgery is performed in the next few days to help stabilize the tibia bone in his left leg that he broke in a race accident last Saturday night at Woodbine. Surgery has already been performed to reduce the swelling, with the additional operation likely to take place Friday or Saturday. According to Campbell’s w...
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Crown 3YO races drawn

on 10/24/2006 2:00 AM
Glidemaster and Majestic Son have been installed the morning-line choices in Saturday\'s Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Colt Trot at Woodbine, while Dave Panlone is the favorite in the 3-Year-Old Colt Pace. Trainer Blair Burgess did not name a driver at the draw held early Tuesday afternoon to replace the injured John Campbell behind Glidemaster, who is the even-money choice. Majestic Son is the 6-5 se...
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Brennan to drive Glidemaster

on 10/24/2006 2:00 AM
John Campbell\'s broken leg left a lot of questions as to drivers for the Breeders Crown finals, and the biggest question was answered when trainer Blair Burgess named George Brennan to drive 3-year-old colt trotter Glidemaster, the even-money favorite in that $500,000 race. Ironically, Brennan also picked up the drive behind Shark Gesture--the horse that Campbell and the ill-fated Scootin Delight...
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Brennan named to drive colt

on 10/24/2006 2:00 AM
Trainer Blair Burgess told harnessracing.com Tuesday afternoon that he believes everyone has been making too big a deal out of which driver he might choose to direct Glidemaster in Saturday’s $500,000 Breeders Crown to replace the injured John Campbell. Burgess said he considered driving the 3-year-old colt himself before deciding on George Brennan “Everybody is making way too much out of t...
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Chester goes to 11

on 10/23/2006 2:00 AM
Harrah’s Chester Casino & Racetrack will expand its racing cards to offer 11 races effective with the program of Monday, Oct. 23. The track had been scheduling 10-race cards since the beginning of its meet in September. “We’re happy to be able to provide our horsemen with the additional racing opportunities and our fans with more races to wager upon,” said Mike Tanner, Harrah’s Cheste...
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Hall of Famer recovering

on 10/23/2006 2:00 AM
John Campbell underwent surgery Sunday to help reduce the swelling in his left leg which he broke in a race accident at the conclusion of the final Breeders Crown elimination Saturday night at Woodbine. Breeders Crown publicity director Moira Fanning added that Campbell will also have to undergo a second surgery help stabilize the broken tibia bone, but that won\'t come until the swelling decrease...
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Shark Gesture appears OK

on 10/23/2006 2:00 AM
Tony Alagna, assistant trainer of the Erv Miller Stable, based at Classy Lane Farm near Mohawk Racetrack, reported Monday morning that Shark Gesture is in remarkably good shape this morning. The 3-year-old son of Cam’s Card Shark is recovering well after his fall in Woodbine’s 10th race—the $25,000 Breeders Crown elimination for sophomore pacing colts—Saturday night. “Of course, it...
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Colt misses Lasix & Crown

on 10/23/2006 2:00 AM
Cactus Creek, a winner of the Adios and a heat of the Little Brown Jug, was scratched out of a Breeders Crown elimination for sophomore pacing colts for missing his Lasix deadline. The son of Artsplace hails from the Erv Miller Stable and had the rail in the 10-horse field. He was one of the richest horses in the field ($330,617) and appeared to have a solid chance. “We just can’t figure o...
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Bear attacks horses

on 10/23/2006 2:00 AM
Swedish trainer Bjorn Johansson suffered several cracked ribs when he and three horses he was training together over the weekend hooked to one sulky were attacked by a bear. Johansson had one horse hooked to the sulky and the other two tethered behind when, according to reports, the bear suddenly came out of the forest and attacked one of the horses. When that horse reared up Johansson was thr...
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Breeders Crown changes

on 10/23/2006 2:00 AM
John Campbell\'s injury after qualifying horses for all eight Breeders Crown finals Saturday night at Woodbine will prompt many driver changes. As of Monday afternoon, here are the changes that have already been given to the Woodbine race office: Race 2 $600,000 2-Year-Old Colt Trot -Edgestone Hanover – Brian Sears Race 3 $500,000 3-Year-Old Filly Trot - Birminghim – ...
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Upset in 2YO Colt Pace

on 10/22/2006 2:00 AM
It didn\'t come as a surprise to see Olay Olay and Artzina in the winner\'s on Saturday night at Woodbine, but the same can\'t be said for Sutter Hanover, who pulled off a 22-1 shocker in his Breeders Crown split for the 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings. Olay Olay notched his eighth win of the season by virtue of his career-best clocking of 1:51.4 in the first $25,000 elimination. John...
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Campbell sent to hospital

on 10/22/2006 2:00 AM
In the last frenzied rush before the finish line, driver Ron Pierce felt his mount duck sideways. The movement started a chain reaction that ended with one horse dead and harness racing’s richest driver, John Campbell, with a fractured leg. The incident occurred in the 10th race at Woodbine Racetrack, in the second of two elimination races for the Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Colt Pace. The race...
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Mister Big in big upset

on 10/22/2006 2:00 AM
Dave Panlone and Mister Big will lead the charge to next Saturday\'s Breeders Crown final for the 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings following their impressive elimination tallies Saturday evening at Woodbine Racetrack. Dave Panlone survived a tough, first-over trip to take the first $25,000 elimination in a time of 1:50.3 for driver Brian Sears, who is a perfect two-for-two with the Jim Arledge...
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Posts drawn for fillies

on 10/22/2006 2:00 AM
With just 10 sophomore pacing fillies entered in the $500,000 Breeders Crown, no eliminations were required and the post positions were drawn for the Oct. 28 final at Woodbine Racetrack. Defending Breeders Crown champion My Little Dragon will start from Post 5 and arch-rival Darlins Delight drew inside her with Post 3. Both fillies qualified Friday morning, with Darlins Delight winning by ...
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Home Bed Advantage wins

on 10/22/2006 2:00 AM
World Champion Home Bed Advantage held on to his perfect freshman season, capturing the $50,000 Sarah Myers Stakes at Balmoral Park Saturday night in 1:50.2. The time is just one tic off the world mark for freshman pacing geldings he set at Balmoral Sept. 9. Ryan Anderson was in the bike as the gelded son of Cole Muffler was parked to the :27 first quarter from post nine, then cleared to the fr...
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Glide and Ivory score

on 10/21/2006 2:00 AM
The rich got richer in tonight\'s Breeders Crown eliminations for 3-year-old trotting fillies as Passionate Glide and Pure Ivory romped to easy wins in their respective $25,000 assignments at Woodbine Racetrack. Pure Ivory was the beneficiary of a tired leader and a breaking favorite to win her elimination in a time of 1:53.4 for driver Steve Condren and trainer Brad Maxwell. Condren track...
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