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Ray wins Elitlopp invite

on 05/17/2006 2:00 AM
Spring Ray, a 6-year-old son of Gentle Star out of a mare by Mr. Drew, won at the Solvalla racetrack in Stockholm Wednesday night and earned an invitation to the Elitlopp with his 1:54.4 victory. Straightup, who was coming off of an impressive performance in Naples, was the early leader, but he was used twice to take command and faded. Two-time Elitlopp champion Victory Tilly started from post ...
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Rosecroft feature splits

on 05/17/2006 2:00 AM
Both Dixie Pride (1:52.2) and Pleasing Artist (1:52) captured their separate divisions of the winners over pace at Rosecroft Raceway on Tuesday evening, showing impressive speed and talent for their connections. In the first division worth $10,200, Dixie Pride [$5.80, $3.60, $2.60] left the gate from post position four with trainer Joe Offutt in the sulky and chose to sit along the pylons throu...
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Ultimate Bet Wins Princess

on 05/16/2006 2:00 AM
Ultimate Bet made it a clean sweep in the 30th edition of the Princess Pacing Series at Woodbine Monday, and she did so in stakes record time for trainer Erv Miller and driver Mark MacDonald. The 3-year-old daughter of Bettors Delight-Sign Of Rain, who paced to 1:52.4 and 1:52.2 decisions in the preliminary rounds, stepped to a career-best clocking of 1:52 in the $79,000 ( C ) final. The 1:52 ...
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Speed prevails at Monti

on 05/16/2006 2:00 AM
I’m All Speed rode the rail to a short victory in the $15,000 Fillies and Mares Preferred Handicap Pace at Monticello Raceway Monday afternoon, winning in 1:56.4. Driven by Greg Merton, the 5-year-old mare by Presidential Ball followed Casino Miss (Stephane Bouchard) until the top of the stretch, then got up to win by a head. Millwood Midnite N (James De Vaux) finished third. The win was t...
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Glidemaster 4th in qualifier

on 05/16/2006 2:00 AM
Glidemaster, the colt trotter who equaled a world record of 1:55.3 in his second lifetime start last year, made his 2006 season debut in a qualifier at Mohawk Raceway this morning, finishing fourth, timed in 2:00.4. Trainer Blair Burgess was in the bike as the son of Yankee Glide raced eighth in the nine-horse field past the half then began moving on the outside. Glidemaster closed with a :28.2...
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What\'s next for Justice Hall?

on 05/16/2006 2:00 AM
Justice Hall’s seventh-place finish in last Sunday’s Oslo Grand Prix may have damaged his chances of racing in the Elitlopp, but the 5-year-old son of Garland Lobell could still be racing at Solvalla Racetrack in Stockholm, Sweden, on the last weekend in May. Kevin Thomas, who trains and co-owns Justice Hall with Mary Katz, Nathan Fink and the Berto Stable, returned to Lexington from Norway...
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Harrington will race Tuesday

on 05/16/2006 2:00 AM
Harrington Raceway will resume racing Tuesday, one day after the death of driver Hal Belote in an accident in the first race on Monday\'s program. Harrington publicity director Matt Sparacino said the track will have a moment of silence at 5:15 p.m., 15 minutes before the opening race on the program. Sparacino added that Plainridge Racecourse, which has a post time of 4 p.m., and Rosecroft Race...
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Doonbeg back on track

on 05/16/2006 2:00 AM
Doonbeg, a 3-year-old Camluck colt eligible to the $1.5-million Pepsi North America Cup and 61st Little Brown Jug, triumphed during his first qualifier of the season Tuesday morning at Mohawk, stopping the clock in 1:55.2 over an off track. With Jody Jamieson at his lines, Doonbeg left from post two and sat fourth through fractions of :28.4, :58 and 1:27.3 before coming on with a final quarter ...
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Vivid Photo, Ponder favored

on 05/16/2006 2:00 AM
Vivid Photo and Ponder will start from rail in their respective races, the $175,000 Arthur Cutler Memorial final and the $225,000 Graduate final, respectively, on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Vivid Photo, who has won two straight races by a nose over Hellava Hush, including their Cutler elimination, has been installed as the 9-5 morning line favorite in the Cutler final, written for free...
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Glowing Report in Matriarch

on 05/15/2006 2:00 AM
Glowing Report commanded the early lead and dug in gamely for a 1 ½-length victory over Valley Electric in the $100,000 Hanover Shoe Farms-brit stud.com Matriarch on Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands. Driven by David Miller, Glowing Report equaled her lifetime mark of 1:50.1. It was another half-length to Burning Point in third. \"I like to race her and I thought if I took off, I would be f...
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HTA launches Internet show

on 05/15/2006 2:00 AM
Harness Tracks of America, the association of 43 major harness racing operations in the U.S. and Canada, is introducing a new weekly Internet harness racing talk show starting this week, featuring interviews with newsmakers in racing and gaming and commentary on racing and gaming worldwide by HTA executive vice president Stan Bergstein. A new show will appear each Wednesday on HTA’s Web site,...
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Carry The Mar muscles in

on 05/15/2006 2:00 AM
Dale Hiteman guided Carry The Mar to a perfect journey and the result was a 1 ½-length victory in the $25,800 Muscles Marinara Trot Final at Hawthorne in the Sunday night featured event in 1:56.4. Starting from post two, Carry The Mar settled in third early on as the moderate action on the front-end resulted in a pedestrian :30.1 first quarter. Hiteman proceeded to attack just past the quarter...
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Belote dies of injuries

on 05/15/2006 2:00 AM
Harness racing\'s worst fear became a harsh reality on Monday when 51-year-old driver Harold “Hal” Belote was killed in a tragic racing accident in the first race at Harrington Raceway. Two more drivers, Brandon Givens and Steve Warrington, were also injured, but the full extent of their injuries was unavailable at the time of this writing. Warrington was flown by helicopter to Christiana C...
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Boots Dunn injured

on 05/15/2006 2:00 AM
Walter \"Boots\" Dunn, an owner, breeder, trainer, driver and USTA director from Cochranton, Pennsylvania, sustained major, compound fractures to both legs in an accident at the Meadville Fairgrounds on the morning of May 15. Dunn, who owns a heavy construction company, was unloading a paving machine in preparation for blacktop work and his legs became entangled with a chain on the paver. H...
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Yankeeland Farm to close

on 05/15/2006 2:00 AM
Yankeeland Farms has announced that it is ending its business as a commercial Standardbred breeder.The Maryland farm, started in 1955 by famed New York Yankee slugger Charlie Keller, released a statement today which reads: “The distinguished broodmare band, representing 50 years of breeding champions, will be sold at public auction in November. This offering is a complete dispersal of broodmares...
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Bobcat sets world record

on 05/14/2006 2:00 AM
Primetime Bobcat lowered the all-time world record with a 1:47.2 victory in the $50,000(C) Open Pace at Woodbine Saturday night. The time is the fastest ever paced in a race, lowering the mark set by Jenna\'s Beach Boy in 1996 at the Meadowlands by one-fifth of a second. The 8-year-old gelding Primetime Bobcat was driven by Jody Jamiieson. The veteran pacer sat second behind the pacesetting Rai...
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Big efforts in Graduate elims

on 05/14/2006 2:00 AM
Ponder and Quality Western won their respective $50,000 eliminations of the Graduate Saturday night at the Meadowlands and will be among the 10 free-for-all pacers advancing to the $225,000 final May 20. In the first elim, Ponder followed Casimir Camotion into the top of the stretch, fired out of the pocket and took the lead with a sixteenth of a mile to go, winning by seven lengths. Jenna\'s ...
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Colts sharp in NJSS opener

on 05/14/2006 2:00 AM
Artistic Fella and Pownal Bay Matt were winners in a pair of first round New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings at the Meadowlands Saturday night. Artistic Fella, the Suslow and Berry\'s Creek winner, rolled to a five-length victory over Palone Ranger in the $37,850 first division. It was 12 1/4 lengths to Michelles Gemstone in third. Artistic Fella matched his life...
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PASS record set at Meadows

on 05/14/2006 2:00 AM
Armbro Dancer, last year\'s Pennsylvania freshman filly pacing champion, served notice Saturday night that she has no intention of being dethroned, speeding to a stake record 1:53 in the $102,608 Pennsylvania Sire Stake for 3-year-old filly pacers at The Meadows. The stake was contested in four divisions. Up Front Lady, Heavenly Beauty and Bijou Hall captured the other splits. Dave Palone won ...
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French mare wins in Oslo

on 05/14/2006 2:00 AM
Mara Bourbon, a French mare owned and trained by Jean Pierre Dubois, captured the Oslo Grand Prix Sunday at the Bjerke track in Norway, trotting on the outside the entire race and winning in a mile rate of 1:58.2 for the 2,100-meter distance. Steinlager, last year’s Oslo Grand Prix winner and Norway’s representative in the race, started from post five and was sent to the lead by drier Per O...
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