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Audit wins series final

on 03/28/2006 12:00 AM
Audit, a 4-year-old trotting mare, took top honors in the $12,250 final of the Ice Folly Series at The Meadows Monday night in 1:58.4. The daughter of Master Lavec was solid in her three preliminary divisions, winning once and finishing second twice for owners Daniel Mitchell and Peter Hardy. In the final, she started from post position three in a field of nine and got away fourth for drive...
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Tweedle Dum Wins Trot

on 03/28/2006 12:00 AM
Former track record holder Tweedle Dum and driver Walter Ross Jr. changed their race tactics and posted a 6 3/4-length romp in winning the $9,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at Pompano Park Monday in 1:55. It was the third straight win and fourth victory of the season for Tweedle Dum, a 6-year-old gelding by Star Challenge. Ultimate Sundance (Bruce Ranger) was second with B Cor Kenny (Dan Daley) th...
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2:30 p.m. post at Pocono

on 03/28/2006 12:00 AM
A new chapter in the history of harness racing in Northeastern Pennsylvania will be written Saturday, April 1, when daytime racing will be ushered in at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs with a 2:30 p.m. post time. Live action will be taking place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through June 11. Following the June 11th date the track will revert to a four-day-a-week schedule t...
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Travel uncertain for

on 03/28/2006 12:00 AM
Trainer Bill Gallagher reported March 27 that his star trotter Hellava Hush had been invited to compete in Europe, but will probably remain home to tackle a North American stakes schedule this year. "Joe (owner Joe Chnapko) had surgery on his leg, and if he can't travel, I think the horse will stay home," said Gallagher. "The way I look at it, the horse would have to be gone within the week to ...
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Snowhite Beach wins final

on 03/28/2006 12:00 AM
Snowhite Beach, who captured the final of the $44,800 Miss Vera Bars Series earlier this year, captured her second series final of the 2006 season at Woodbine Monday night with a 1:54.1 victory in the $48,200 Silver Reign Pacing Series final. The 3-year-old daughter of Presidential Ball finished up the track in the opening leg of the series after making an early miscue, but she managed to rebo...
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Suit filed against Yonkers

on 03/28/2006 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Owners Association of New York has filed a lawsuit seeking the immediate re-opening of Yonkers Raceway, as well as monetary damages for unpaid purses and breach of contract. Yonkers has been closed since June 2005 for construction of its video gaming parlor, with an agreement with the SOA calling for the re-opening to commence within four months. A press release issued by the...
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Triple Crown gets shuffle

on 03/28/2006 12:00 AM
This year's $750,000 (est.) Yonkers Trot has been scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 25, at Yonkers Raceway, making it the first time since the inception of the Trotting Triple Crown in 1955 that the Kentucky Futurity at The Red Mile in early October will not be the third and final leg. The trotting Triple Crown has nearly always been held in the order of the Yonkers Trot, Hambletonian and Kentucky F...
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Series opens at Big M

on 03/27/2006 12:00 AM
Driver Ron Pierce captured both $50,000 Su Mac Lad Trot divisions Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands, guiding Hez Striking and Yankee MJ to victories. Hez Striking drew off to a 2 ¾-length victory over Mr. Dream OM in the first division, covering the mile in 1:55.2. Smooth Muscles was 6 1/4 lengths back in third. Hez Striking, trained by Richard Norman, races for Bart Glass and Robert K...
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Jerald\'s Bill Card dies

on 03/27/2006 12:00 AM
William D. \"Bill\" Card, the long time owner of Jerald Sulky Company and a familiar face at racetracks across the U.S., died Sunday night, March 26, in Iowa. Card took over the Jerald business from Stanley Jerald, the son of founder Samuel Jerald. Bill ran Jerald from 1957 until recently selling the business last spring. He continued to visit the plant and work with Jerald Sulky during his ret...
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Call For Rain dies at 22

on 03/27/2006 12:00 AM
Call For Rain p,3, 1:49.3 ($1,065,919), whose characteristic late stretch drives thrilled so many harness racing fans, died at age 22 at his home on Rodney Farm in Scottsville, NY in the early morning of March 22. Call For Rain (Storm Damage-Rain Proof) was owned by Barbara and Clint Galbraith since 1985 and he was trained and driven by Clint as well. Among his 28 victories in 40 starts are the...
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Hop Sing finds pot of gold

on 03/26/2006 12:00 AM
Hop Sing, who won the Presidential final in January, won the $137,120 Four Leaf Clover final on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. The 5-year-old gelded son of The Panderosa set a stakes record of 1:48.4, eclipsing the 1:49.3 mark set by Maltese Artist in 2005. Hop Sing, driven by Ron Pierce and trained by Ettore Annunziata, drew off to a 1 3/4-length victory over Silver Flash. Roddy\'s Bags A...
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He Wants It All wins

on 03/26/2006 12:00 AM
Making his first start since winning the Isle of Capri Pace nearly a month ago, He Wants It All made a triumphal return to the races on Saturday at Pompano Park, winning the $9,000 Preferred Handicap Pace by a neck over his stablemate Star Role in 1:53.1. Driver Tom Harmer sent He Wants It All right to the lead after they had left from post position seven, and Star Role (Wally Hennessey), raced...
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Spring is here at Woodbine

on 03/26/2006 12:00 AM
LH Stryker and Holborn Hanover won their respective $55,000(C) divisions of the first round of the Spring Pacing Series Championship at Woodbine Saturday night. LH Stryker, driven by Mario Baillargeon, led gate to wire to defeat Tigerama and Whosurboy in 1:52.2. Kyle Reibeling trains and shares ownership of the 5-year-old son of Apaches Fame with Ladino Fion. Holborn Hanover rallied late ...
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Eastern Alliance upsets

on 03/25/2006 12:00 AM
In a stunning shocker, Eastern Alliance N sprung a 15-1 upset in the $118,500 Overbid Series final for older mare pacers Friday night at the Meadowlands. The Down Under-bred scored in 1:51.1, edging favored Loyal Opposition and Burning Point by a neck in a blanket finish. "The trip worked out well but anyone has to be surprised to beat those three mares (Loyal Opposition, Burning Point and Res...
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Pow! Surprise at Big M

on 03/25/2006 12:00 AM
Pownal Bay Matt closed five wide in the stretch to win the $106,100 Matt\'s Scooter Series final in a 32-1 upset Friday night at the Meadowlands. Real Mean Art finished a half length back in second with Fox Valley Appeal third. Pownal Bay Matt, driven by Daniel Dube and trained by David Pinkney Jr., paced the mile in a lifetime best of 1:51.2 after closing from last at the top of the stretch. ...
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Dodgeball at Woodbine

on 03/25/2006 12:00 AM
Dodgeball won the $49,800(C) Apaches Fame Pacing Series final Friday night at Woodbine with a 1:53.1 effort for driver Luc Ouellette. Stormaway finished a head back in second with Noble Seelster third by 6 1/4 lengths. Dodgeball, a 3-year-old son of Presidential Ball, is trained by Li Farrelly for owner Elliot Misshula.
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MacDonald wins 3,000th

on 03/25/2006 12:00 AM
Mark MacDonald became the youngest driver to reach 3,000 wins when he directed Three Kilo to a victory in the first race at Woodbine Friday night. MacDonald, who turned 27 in December, surpassed the previous mark set by Walter Case, who was three months shy of his 28th birthday when he won his 3,000th race in late 1988.
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Mares, foals killed in fire

on 03/24/2006 12:00 AM
My Star Chip 3, 1:54.2 ($383,356) and Funny Malentine 3, 1:54 ($330,140) were among the 12 mares and 12 foals that perished in an early morning fire Friday in the receiving barn at Perretti Farms in Cream Ridge, N.J. Farm spokesman Bob Marks told Harnessracing.com by cell phone as he examined the fire scene that the cause of the fire is unknown. The New Jersey State Police and Monmouth County Pros...
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Fire at Peretti Farm

on 03/24/2006 12:00 AM
Two dozen horses died in a stable fire early Friday at Peretti Farm in New Jersey. The blaze broke out after midnight, claiming 12 mares and 12 foals, WCBS-TV and WCBS radio in New York reported. The cause of the blaze was under investigation, with state police and the Monmouth County Prosecutor\'s Office arson squad on the scene. Perretti Farms, which bills itself as the state\'s larg...
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Big Charmer repeats in Open

on 03/24/2006 12:00 AM
Big Charmer rolled to a wire-to-wire, 1 ½-length victory in the $9,400 Open Preferred Handicap Trot Thursday night at The Meadows in 1:56. Driven by leading reinsman Dave Palone, the 6-year-old altered son of Big Victory was never challenged in the five-horse affair. American Tribute (Tony Hall) was second with Dream Photo Kosmos (Bill Zendt) third. Big Charmer's 2006 line reads 9-4-3-1 w...
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