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Fog cancels Moh qualifiers

on 11/28/2006 12:00 AM
Heavy fog at Mohawk Racetrack Tuesday morning forced the cancellation of qualifiers after just one race was held. The drivers took a vote after the first race, which had a \"fog\" notation at the quarter call, half call, three-quarter call and stretch call. Only the finish had a placing and lengths noted.
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Carlspur on the mend

on 11/28/2006 12:00 AM
In early November Monticello Raceway’s Horse of the Year, Carlspur, was stricken with an extremely bad case of colic and was rushed to New Bolton Center in greater Philadelphia for emergency surgery. The veterinarians there performed a two-plus hour surgery and though they felt the surgery was successful they had to wait to see if Carlspur could eat and pass on his own. To the joy of all concern...
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Broodmare Pizza Dolce sold

on 11/28/2006 12:00 AM
Steve Stewart of Hunterton Farm said a casual conversation turned into a deal in which Hunterton and several other partners purchased Pizza Dolce 3, 1:52.4, a winner of such classics as the Kentucky Filly Futurity. The Conway Hall mare is in foal to Muscles Yankee, carrying her second offspring. Hunterton will own one-third of Pizza Dolce, who is out of Peace A Pie, a daughter of Valley Victory...
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More DSBF\'s held at DD

on 11/27/2006 12:00 AM
In the first of three Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) colt paces Sunday at Dover Downs, Sun Power was strongest in the stretch recording a 1:58.1 victory for driver Ben Stafford Jr. who co-owns the Powerful Toy colt with John Heckler and Randall Stafford. Deadwood City closed along the passing lane to get up for second with Jim King driving. Fourchu and Herve Filion was the show finishe...
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Battling Brad winners

on 11/27/2006 12:00 AM
The first legs of the Battling Brad late-closer series were held Sunday at Harrah’s Chester Casino & Racetrack, with one longshot and one prohibitive favorite accounting for the two $20,000 divisions. Benefiting from a heady drive by George Napolitano Jr., Franklin Cardinale’s Real One And Only cleared from post position seven and made every pole a winning one as he scampered to a half-leng...
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1:49.4 record at Chester

on 11/27/2006 12:00 AM
Fake Denario N paced the fastest mile in track history with a 1:49.4 effort and Tarver Hanover scored a popular victory about an hour later as both captured second leg divisions of The Town Drunk late-closer series at Harrah’s Chester Casino & Racetrack on Sunday. Under the guidance of driver Ron Pierce, Fake Denario N moved strongly from fifth just after a :26.3 first quarter set by Armbro B...
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MacDonald in FlmD spill

on 11/27/2006 12:00 AM
Mark MacDonald, second in North America in 2006 with 674 wins and third with more than $9.4 million in purse earnings, reportedly suffered minor injuries in a Sunday night race accident at Flamboro Downs. The spill occurred in the fourth race and MacDonald took himself off the rest of his mounts. MacDonald\'s horse, Master Jonathan, made a break at the top of the stretch and driver Jody Jamieso...
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MacDonald hurts shoulder

on 11/27/2006 12:00 AM
Mark MacDonald told harnessracing.com Monday afternoon that he re-injured his left shoulder Sunday night in a race accident at Flamboro Downs, but that it may not cost him any time away from the sulky. MacDonald said he may book off his nine mounts at Woodbine Monday night, but after that he will decide on a day-to-day basis when he will drive again. MacDonald, currently second in North America...
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Million Dollar Monday

on 11/26/2006 12:00 AM
Dover Downs readies for its biggest race day of the 2006 season, Million Dollar Monday, Nov. 27, featuring four $250,000 Classic Series finals, all 1-1/4 milers, and the $213,845 Matron Stakes 3-Year-Old Colt Pace final. A $32,500 Preferred Handicap pace, a $30,000 Delaware Special and a $24,000 Open Pace are on a powerful undercard. Post time is 4:30 p.m. The $250,000 Trotting Classic has a s...
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5 offspring on Vernon card

on 11/26/2006 12:00 AM
Rochester standardbred owners Lynn and Charles Whitmer Jr. are understandably proud of their productive broodmare Madonna Victoria, but never more so than on Saturday night at Vernon Downs. In a feat that is certainly unique, if not unprecedented in the annals of harness racing, not one, not two, but five of Madonna Victoria’s offspring competed on the track’s 11-race closing night card. Ca...
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DSBF rounds at Dover

on 11/26/2006 12:00 AM
Ms. Virginia and Twilight Mist made it look easy winning second-leg divisions of the DSBF 2-year-old filly trot preliminaries on Saturday at Dover Downs. Double Flip won a colt freshman pace division while Love And Truth pulled a surprise in the other section. Ms. Virginia, recently purchased by Don Hawk and trainer Dan Warrington, scored her second straight DSBF filly trot prelim victory as T...
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Vernon Downs ends season

on 11/26/2006 12:00 AM
David Krol’s sophomore colt pacer Western Prize raced resolutely on the front end throughout the 10 th race to capture Saturday night’s $8,000 Open Handicap feature on closing night at Vernon Downs. Jimmy Whittemore, who earlier in the program was presented with the season’s most promising driver award, did the teaming for trainer Timothy Dunlap. He kept Western Prize alert and alive thr...
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Pampered Princess Scores

on 11/25/2006 12:00 AM
Pampered Princess ($2.40, $2.10, $2.10) posted her 10th victory of the year in the first of three $20,000 eliminations Friday night and earned a spot in the $410,000 Goldsmith Maid final at the Meadowlands. The Goldsmith Maid for trotting fillies is one of a quartet of stakes finals – the $1.7 million Four Final Four for 2 year olds--December 2. The first three finishers from each of the th...
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Stunt Man Hall wins prep

on 11/25/2006 12:00 AM
Owner-trainer-driver Toby Lynch Jr. guided Stunt Man Hall ($25.40, $9.60, $5.60) to a gate-to-wire victory in the $20,000 Valley Victory PrepFriday night at the Meadowlands. All the prep entrants are eligible for the $432,700 Valley Victory final December 2. Stunt Man Hall trotted the mile in 1:58.2, matching his lifetime best. The son of Conway Hall has four wins, four seconds and one third f...
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Hennessey wins seven

on 11/25/2006 12:00 AM
Chip And Gale A ($19.20) and driver Daryl Bier were the upset winners Friday at Pompano Park in the $10,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace, scoring by 1 1/4 lengths in 1:54. Driver Wally Hennessey was unable to hit the board in the top race of the night but still stole the show for the evening as he won seven races on the card. The first time Hennessey won seven races on a single card was at Pompano ...
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Records set at Chester

on 11/25/2006 12:00 AM
Pride and Carrie’s Credit both established track records in capturing respective divisions of the first leg of the Shep’s Pride late closer series at Harrah’s Chester Casino & Racetrack. The Shep’s Pride divisions offered $20,000 purses to trotters who had not won $75,000 in 2006. Pride, sent off at odds of 9-2, made the most of a second-over trip behind prohibitive favorite Magic Swan...
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The Big Cat pounces

on 11/25/2006 12:00 AM
Gunther Unflat’s The Big Cat claimed the featured trot, while Artachebythenumber and Chick Flick were named the meet’s top pacer and trotter, respectively, at Vernon Downs on Friday night. Howard Okukso Jr., the current campaign’s top driver and trainer secured his 35th victory after he teamed The Big Cat to a come-from-behind 1:57.3 triumph in Friday’s $6,000 ninth race, the week’s ...
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Two Gov. Cup elims

on 11/25/2006 12:00 AM
Always A Virgin and Takeshigemichi captured their respective $20,000 Governors Cup eliminations Saturday night at the Meadowlands and advanced to the $450,000 final for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers Saturday, Dec. 2. Always A Virgin and Andy Miller left the quickest from post six and grabbed the lead to the quarter in :27.4. Then David Miller swooped Sutter Hanover into lead and set the pa...
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Queen Serene cruises

on 11/25/2006 12:00 AM
Queen Serene took an early lead and cruised to a 1:57 victory by 2 ½ lengths over Velma K in the $330,476 Hudson Trot final at Yonkers Raceway Saturday night. The victory by Queen Serene ended the 10-race win streak by Hidden Viggorish, who spoiled her chances by going off stride in the first turn. Queen Serene, who had the outside post eight, charged down the backstretch the first time and wa...
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Lady Maud a Delight

on 11/25/2006 12:00 AM
Darlin’s Delight held off the stretch challenges from Grandiose Gal and Caviart Sydney and captured the $291,456 Lady Maud for 3-year-old filly pacers in 1:55 at Yonkers Saturday night. With Yannick Gingras in the bike, Darlin’s Delight moved into the lead from post six at the :27.4 quarter. After a half in :58.1, Lets Imagine made a big rush from the back of the field to challenge Darlin...
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