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Pa. track sets schedule

on 03/01/2006 12:00 AM
Harrah's Chester Casino & Racetrack has announced it will open its inaugural season of harness racing on Sunday, Sept. 10, with racing every Sunday, Monday and Thursday afternoon. The 45-day meet--which will run through Monday, Dec. 18--will have a daily post time of 12:45 p.m. Located six miles south of the Philadelphia International Airport, the racetrack at Harrah's Chester is a five-eighths...
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A million-dollar baby?

on 03/01/2006 12:00 AM
Cameron Hall, who earned $1.8 million on the racetrack, gave birth to her first foal last Sunday (Feb. 26), delivering a filly by Yankee Glide at Cane Run Farm near Lexington, Ky. Owned by Erkki Laakkonen, Cameron Hall won 19 of 44 career starts and trotted to a record of 1:53.4 as a 2 year old. Laakkonen presently plans to breed Cameron Hall, a daughter of Garland Lobell, back to Yankee Gli...
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You\'re Next unbeaten

on 02/28/2006 12:00 AM
You're Next made it 10 wins in a row with a 1:56.4 victory in a conditioned trot Monday night at Pompano Park. Driver Wally Hennessey fired the 4 year old from post position six to lead from gate to wire. The gelded son of Yankee Paco drew off by 2 ½ lengths to remain undefeated for his career. The mile was also a new lifetime mark for You're Next, who is owned by Deb Sassen and trained by Fr...
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Upset in snowy Open

on 02/28/2006 12:00 AM
Patience, luck and guts combined to give Dreamlands Lidle D a win in the Open Handicap Trot at a snowy Northfield Park Monday night in 2:00.4 Driver Stan Hill patiently tucked the 16-1 longshot in fifth behind dueling Semper Fi Hall (Greg Grismore) and Striking Genius (Kurt Sugg) to the quarter in :28.3. After Striking Genius made it to the top, he made a break before the half in :58.4. Hill...
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Ms. wire to wire

on 02/28/2006 12:00 AM
Ms. Raider never left the rail in a 1:57.4 win in the $10,800 Fillies and Mares Preferred Pace at Monticello Monday afternoon. The 5-year-old daughter of Keystone Raider and driver Larry Stalbaum pulled away by three lengths over Lady Coyote (Bruce Aldrich Jr.) and Pediatrician (Stephane Bouchard) to win her fourth race in six starts this year. Ms. Raider is owned and trained by Kim Asher. ...
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Newcomers at Balmoral

on 02/28/2006 12:00 AM
Fighting Gypsy (1:57.1) and Odds On Casey (1:55.2) won their respective divisions of the Newcomer Pacing Series for fillies and mares Monday night at Balmoral Park. Fighting Gypsy and driver Sam Widger sat back in seventh through much of the mile, then roared home in :26.4 to remain unbeaten in four lifetime starts. Pacesetter Just a Prayer Away (Tim Tetrick) was second and Chi Town Apache fini...
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Monday\'s Dover action

on 02/28/2006 12:00 AM
Keystone Rodeo ground out an impressive win in the $35,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at Dover Downs Monday night, winning in 1:51.3. Action was fast and furious on the front end, as Mark's Secret Love (Tony Morgan), Bobnoxious (Tim Curtin), and Dreamfair Titan (Ron Pierce) all held the lead at one point by the half in :54.4. Brad Hanners waited his turn, pulling Keystone Rodeo from fifth to race ...
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Ontario Boys results

on 02/28/2006 12:00 AM
Buckys Luck (1:54.4) and Blue Burner (1:53) were each second-leg winners of the $15,660 Ontario Boys Pacing Series for 4 year olds at Woodbine Monday night. Favorite Buckys Luck and driver Rick Zeron had the lead to the quarter in :29.1, then relinquished it to Ca Fortune (Roger Mayotte). Buckys Luck hung in on the rail until pulling away in :28.2 to win by 2 ½ lengths. Ca Fortune was second...
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A filly for Cammie

on 02/27/2006 12:00 AM
Eternal Camnation, the richest pacing filly or mare of all time with earnings of $3,748,574, delivered her first foal, a filly, at Hickory Lane Farm in Findlay, Ohio, yesterday afternoon. The brown filly is by Real Artist. Both mother and daughter were doing fine on Monday morning. Eternal Camnation is a daughter of Cam Fella out of the Nihilator mare Cool World. She is a two-time Breeders Crow...
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Walter Bonafice dies

on 02/26/2006 12:00 AM
Veteran harness racing official Walter R. Bonafice, 74, died at his home on Friday, Feb. 24, following a lengthy illness. A prominent representative of the Vernon Downs racing department for more than three decades, Bonafice retired in 1995 as the central New York track's director of racing. He returned as the company's racing secretary on various occasions in recent years, and more recently th...
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3 series legs for Sears

on 02/26/2006 12:00 AM
Driver Brian Sears continued to have a hot hand in series action at the Meadowlands, winning three divisions Sunday afternoon at the Big M. Sears drove John Drew to a nose 1:54.1 score over betting favorite Ideal Lover in the first Sr. Trendsetter division, then came back and won a second split with Austin\'s Best in 1:54.2. Sears later drove Four Starz Robro to a 1:56.4 victory in a divisio...
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Age of Jennas Choice

on 02/25/2006 12:00 AM
Jennas Choice continued his big comeback as a 4 year old--and gave driver Brian Sears a huge sweep--when he won the $79,700 Aquarius final by a neck in 1:51.2 Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Last year Jennas Choice was a Meadowlands winter series final champion and on his way to capturing the Berrys Creek Pace when he suffered a broken bone in a leg, ending his season. He was making his fou...
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Delivering a series win

on 02/25/2006 12:00 AM
The wind was a tough foe for the pacesetters on the backstretch at the Meadowlands Saturday night, but it pushed several horses to fast final quarters - and victories - including Deliver The Goods in the $65,000 Exit 16W final. Deliver The Goods paced his final quarter in :26 flat via a second-over trip to win over Ithinki'msomebody and Mr. Delite. Ron Pierce put Mr. Delite on the front end bef...
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This winner 4 for 5

on 02/25/2006 12:00 AM
Brian Sears got his Saturday night off to a good start when he won the $88,000 Jr. Trendsetter final for 3 year olds with Fox Valley Appeal in 1:52.3 Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Fox Valley Appeal was under wraps at the wire, winning by 2 ¼ lengths over Menno Boy. Sears used a second-over trip to give Fox Valley Appeal his fourth win - and third straight - in five starts this season. ...
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Rich finals in Florida

on 02/25/2006 12:00 AM
Hellava Hush showed his class by turning a first-over move into a 1:54.2 victory in the $82,600 Mack Lobell Final, while He Wants It All turned the tables on Hop Sing this week to win the $159,000 Isle of Capri by a neck in 1:51.1 Saturday night at Pompano Park. In the Mack Lobell Trot, Ultimate Sundance set the pace, just as his regular driver, Bruce Ranger, predicted. Driver Tom Sells sent He...
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From last to first

on 02/25/2006 12:00 AM
Last to first; that\'s how Sleep Easy won a $26,000 overnight--race 4--at the Meadowlands Saturday night. With Eric Ledford driving the horse trained by his father, Seldon, Sleep Easy was 10th, three wide, at the three-quarter mark. Coming off the turn he was still racing 10th, and certainly didn\'t appear to be a winner. But halfway through the stretch his rally seemed serious. In the final...
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Saint Nicklaus wins at DD

on 02/24/2006 12:00 AM
Saint Nicklaus scored a 1:57.1 victory at Dover Downs Thursday, capturing the $12,000 featured trot. Driver Hal Belote sent Saint Nicklaus to the lead entering the clubhouse turn and the 5-year-old Sierra Kosmos gelding owned by Doris Marine went on to the win, his second in two weeks. Godess Of Chaos took second for Brad Hanners with Victory Starburst and Tony Morgan third.
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Jimmy C\'s set to open

on 02/24/2006 12:00 AM
Care to order a "John Campbell pizza," with all the toppings, or just "George Brennan-style" with olives and pepperoni? How about a \"Jo Pa\'s Shark salad?\" Hambletonian-winning trainer Jim Campbell is about two weeks away from opening up "Jimmy C's," an Italian pizzeria on the South Jersey Shore in Point Pleasant Beach. Campbell said he has been searching for a site to open a restaurant for a...
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Winning rally for Restive

on 02/24/2006 12:00 AM
For the second straight year Loyal Opposition was the betting favorite to win the Cape & Cutter, but once again a victory eluded the 2005 Dan Patch Pacing Mare of the Year. This time Restive Hanover, her stablemate, captured the $100,000 race, using a second-over trip behind Loyal Opposition to win by 2 ¼ lengths in 1:51.4. Although George Brennan drove Loyal Opposition to most of her $673,5...
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Another top Teague filly

on 02/24/2006 12:00 AM
After Future Destiny won the $64,000 Tender Loving Care final at the Meadowlands Friday night with a 1:53.2 effort, trainer George Teague Jr. was asked if she could be another Rainbow Blue. "I'm praying for it!" quipped Teague. Ron Pierce, who drives Rainbow Blue, has been in the bike for both of Future Destiny's starts. Pierce put the Artiscape-sired filly in a second-over position on the bac...
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