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Glidemaster in 1:53 win

on 10/21/2006 2:00 AM
Glidemaster and Majestic Son turned in dominant victories in their respective Breeders Crown 3-year-old colt and gelding trot eliminations Saturday night. Glidemaster rallied to a 1:53 victory over Here Comes Herbie and Global Glide in his $25,000 split for driver John Campbell and trainer Blair Burgess. Majestic Son, who self-destructed in last weekend\'s Ontario Sire Stakes Super Final, rebounde...
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Record for JM Vangogh

on 10/20/2006 2:00 AM
A track record fell at Harrah’s Chester Racetrack and Casino for the second time this week when the 6-year-old JM Vangogh trotted the mile in a blistering 1:54.2 Thursday, bettering his own track mark for aged trotters of 1:55.1 set on Sept. 14. Under the guidance of driver Tony Morgan, who leads all North American drivers in victories this year, JM Vangogh led every step of the way and set ...
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Top colts vie for title

on 10/20/2006 2:00 AM
Both Western Ace and Total Truth come into the Breeders Crown having made 13 starts this year, and trainer George Teague Jr. says the two sophomore colt pacers are ready to give good efforts in their respective eliminations Saturday night at Woodbine. Western Ace drew post two in the first elimination, while Total Truth landed the outside post nine in the second in what appears to be loaded wit...
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Lis Mara\'s season over

on 10/20/2006 2:00 AM
Lis Mara finished second in his last race in an Invitational at Woodbine Oct. 14, but it now appears the 4-year-old pacer’s standout season has come to an end with a victory in a roundabout way, as well as surpassing the $1 million mark in seasonal earnings. Co-owner Mike Gulotta told harnessracing.com Thursday morning that the son of Cambest is being turned out for the year and will not comp...
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WEG announces promotions

on 10/20/2006 2:00 AM
Jamie Martin has been promoted to senior vice president of racing for Woodbine Entertainment Group, while Bruce Murray will assume the position of vice president, Standardbred racing, reporting to Martin. Martin will assume overall responsibility for both WEG\'s Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing operations. Martin has overseen WEG\'s Standardbred Racing operations as vice president, Standard...
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Upset in Virginian final

on 10/20/2006 2:00 AM
Goodbye Daddy scored an upset victory for owner-trainer-driver Frank Milby in the $9,150 The Virginian late-closing series final Thursday night at Colonial Downs. Goodbye Daddy was dismissed at 9-1 in the 1 1/4-mile race, but proved clearly the best after a patient drive to win by 3 1/2 widening lengths in 2:32. Milby took Goodbye Daddy back to last at the start and saved all the ground a...
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Five nominated to Horse Hall

on 10/20/2006 2:00 AM
Trotters Continentalvictory, Grades Singing, Malabar Man and Muscles Yankee and pacer Cam’s Card Shark have been placed on this year’s ballot for induction into the Living Horse Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.Y. All members in good standing of the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame are eligible to vote for the two horses they feel exemplify greatness. Continentalvictory was the 1995 Two-Year...
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Holborn\'s ruling appealed

on 10/20/2006 2:00 AM
Illinois Racing Board projects manager Mickey Ezzo has confirmed that owners John Fielding, Doug Hyatt and Albert Imbrogno have appealed the Board\'s disqualification of Holborn Hanover from his American National win in August due to a positive test for Pyrilamine, a Class 3 non-performance enhancing antihistamine. Ezzo told harnessracing.com that a hearing date has yet to be set. Trainer Brett...
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Darlin wins Crown qualifier

on 10/20/2006 2:00 AM
With no prep race for the Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Filly Pace, five of the entrants were forced to go the qualifying route Friday morning at Mohawk, with Darlin\'s Delight coming up the winner. With Yannick Gingras driving from post three, Darlin\'s Delight led wire to wire to defeat My Little Dragon and Brendan Johnson by three-quarters of a length in 1:53.2. Darlin\'s Delight set fractions o...
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Pa. slots change criticized

on 10/20/2006 2:00 AM
A story in Friday’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette stated a vote earlier this week by the state House that would allow for the final racetrack/slots license to go to a non-racetrack casino instead of a harness track is being criticized by harness horsemen in Pennsylvania. Five racetracks have received slot licenses with a sixth going toward a new Thoroughbred racetrack. The seventh license was earma...
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Donato Hanover wins

on 10/20/2006 2:00 AM
Donato Hanover rolled to his seventh straight triumph Friday night at Woodbine, capturing his $25,000 elimination of the Breeders Crown 2-year-old colt trot in 1:56.2 by three-quarters of a length over the German-owned Adrian Chip. In the second split of the freshman colt trot, Mythical Lindy nosed out favored Quite Easy in 1:57.2 and in the third elim Laddie scored in 1:56.4. With Ron Pierce a...
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Princess still perfect

on 10/20/2006 2:00 AM
Pampered Princess had no trouble keeping her perfect record in tact, as she scored a one-length victory over Possess The Magic in 1:56.3 in the second $25,000 Breeders Crown 2-yearl-old filly trot elimination. In the first split, Adelaide Hall scored her first victory of the year with a wire-to-wire victory in 1:57.4. John Campbell sat third with the undefeated Pampered Princess while Possess T...
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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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