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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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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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