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Trotters win at Harrington

on 05/25/2006 2:00 AM
Toby Lynch Jr\'s Put Them On Hold (1:57.3) and Tyler Stillings and James Chambers Five Carat Diamond (1:57.4) each won their $13,500 winners-over trot divisions Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. Both horses launched late rallies pushing them to the winner\'s circle. It was Put Them On Hold\'s fourth win of the year and second of the meet, while Five Carat Diamond picked up his third win and a pe...
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Strong Yankee qualifies

on 05/25/2006 2:00 AM
Strong Yankee 3,1:50.3 ($1,406,851) finished second in a qualifier at the Meadowlands Thursday morning in 1:55 with Andy Miller aboard. Winner of the Breeders Crown last year at 3, Strong Yankee was a $52,000 yearling purchase and is owned by Strong Yankee Stable. Eilean Donon, winner of a 2004 Hambletonian elimination, finished third in 1:57.3 out of the ten hole for Trond Smedshammer. The 5-y...
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3YO filly trotters qualify

on 05/25/2006 2:00 AM
Passionate Glide, winner of the 2005 Dan Patch Award for 2-year-old fillies, won a qualifier at the Meadowlands by 3 ½ lengths in 1:58 with trainer Jimmy Takter driving. The filly by Yankee Glide registered five wins and five seconds from 11 starts last year, banking $638,947 from wins in the Breeders Crown and Goldsmith Maid, among others. Brittany Farms owns the filly. Merrie Annabelle winne...
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My Little Dragon returns

on 05/25/2006 2:00 AM
Undefeated 2-year-old champ and Dan Patch Award winner My Little Dragon paced in 1:54.3 in a qualifier at the Meadowlands Thursday morning. Driven by Brian Sears, the 3-year-old Dragon Again filly won by three lengths. Adam Victor and Son Stable LLC owns and Brendan Johnson trains the $60,000 yearling purchase, who paced in 1:52 and earned $486,583 last year. Three Diamonds and New York Sire St...
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Classic contender ready

on 05/25/2006 2:00 AM
Artstanding\'s calm disposition was what made him stand out to trainer Tom Fanning at the yearling sales, but the 3-year-old pacing colt\'s self-assuredness is what has turned him into a stakes contender. He is one of seven horses who will bid for the winner\'s share of the $500,000 Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic, the sixth race on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Artstanding is owned ...
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3YO pacing stars qualify

on 05/25/2006 2:00 AM
Three-year-old colts tested their mettle in a qualifier Thursday morning at the Meadowlands, highlighted by Fox Valley Appeal (1st, 1:51.1), Total Truth (2nd, 1:51.2), Alastor Hanover (3rd, 1:53), and Bartolomeo N (4th, 1:56). All of the above colts are eligible to the Burlington on June 3 and the North America Cup on June 17, both at Woodbine, as well as the Meadowlands Pace, set for July 15....
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Bleeding sidelines horse

on 05/25/2006 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old pacer Michelle’s Gemstone was not entered in the $500,000 Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic because he bled in the prep for the race, said the horse’s owner, Jeffrey Snyder. Michelle’s Gemstone, a gelded son of Western Ideal, was bred by Snyder. He was unraced as a 2 year old but had won in 1:51.4 at the Meadowlands this year. He finished 20 ½ lengths behind the winner...
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California forms alliance

on 05/25/2006 2:00 AM
The California Harness Horsemen’s Association (CHHA) has “opened its doors”, so to speak, to three other western states in the spirit of cooperation and has formed an alliance that is aimed to strengthen the industry for all four participants. Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota through their respective horsemen’s associations have all agreed to participate in this creative program called the Di...
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Yonkers to open in Sept.

on 05/25/2006 2:00 AM
The management of Yonkers Raceway, the legendary harness oval and soon to be the site of New York\'s largest video lottery terminal (VLT) racino, and the Standardbred Owners Association of New York (SOA), representing over 1,000 owners, trainers and harness drivers competing at the facility, announced today that they have resolved their contractual disputes and lawsuit, thereby paving the way for ...
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Big mile and a big price

on 05/24/2006 2:00 AM
There was a little something for everyone on the Tuesday card at Harrington Raceway. A solid feature race with top distaff mares, a $40,000 claimer winning in an astounding 1:51.3, and a 99-1 longshot managed to win all on the same card. In the featured $15,000 Filly and Mare Open, Dan Warrington, Don Hawk and John Hynansky\'s Jenny\'s Picnic (1:54) won her fifth race of the year. Driver Victor...
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New Canadian inductees

on 05/24/2006 2:00 AM
Doug Brown, Jacques Hebert, Armbro Emerson, As Promised, Run The Table and Armbro Feather are among the 2006 Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame inductees announced Tuesday. The class of 2006 features 11 new members, including the four Standardbreds and two Thoroughbreds along with the late Steve Stavro and Thoroughbred horsemen James E. Day and David C. Cross Jr. The exceptional Thoroughbre...
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New feature at Rosecroft

on 05/24/2006 2:00 AM
The Fraternity Pan won Rosecroft Raceway’s first Preferred Pace in several years Tuesday night, wiring a field of seven in 1:52. Driven by Corey Braden, The Fraternity Pan won the $11,300 event that hasn’t been written in at least six years, according to race secretary Rick Bonekemper. It was the fifth win in a row for the 7-year-old stallion by Artsplace. The winner of $234,012 lifetime...
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Imperio breaks maiden

on 05/24/2006 2:00 AM
Three-year-old prospect Imperio broke his maiden Tuesday night at Rosecroft with a 1:57.1 score with John Wagner aboard. The colt by The Panderosa came first-up at the three-quarters and won by 2 ½ lengths. He is owned by William Donovan, Stephen Michaels and Jim Winske and trained by Manley Brown Jr. Imperio is out of January Spur 1:52 ($256,067). He is a half-brother to 2005 Progress Pac...
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Search wins at Pocono

on 05/24/2006 2:00 AM
Western Search picked up his first win of the year with a 1:53.2 clocking at Pocono Downs Tuesday afternoon. The 3-year-old son of Western Hanover led by as many as six lengths before settling for the 4 3/4 –length score with George Napolitano Jr. driving. Long Beach Tea (Tom Jackson) was second. Both colts were dropping in class after finishing seventh and eighth, respectively, in their Max...
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Doonbeg dominant in debut

on 05/24/2006 2:00 AM
Doonbeg, a 3-year-old colt by Camluck, made his debut a successful one with a 1:54 win Tuesday night at Woodbine. Doonbeg sat third early in the mile. Driver Jody Jamieson tipped him first-over, coming home in :27 to win by three lengths. Last year Doonbeg paced in 1:52.1 and earned $156,855 for owners Torlando Farms Inc, Clay Horner and Scott Horner and trainer James Dean.
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Baby races at The Meadows

on 05/24/2006 2:00 AM
The Meadows will begin freshmen orientation Thursday, as the first baby races of the 2006 season get underway. Among those scheduled to start is a half brother to Little Brown Jug winner Timesareachanging. There will be two splits of baby races prior to Thursday’s pari-mutuel races: one for filly trotters and the other with filly and colt pacers. The first baby race is headlined by Brioni ...
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Armbro Dynamic qualifies

on 05/24/2006 2:00 AM
Armbro Dynamic, a 3-year-old colt eligible to major stakes, qualified Wednesday morning at Windsor, winning his heat in 1:57.3. Don Rankin Jr. guided the son of Western Hanover to a four-length win for trainer Bob McIntosh. Armbro Dynamic is owned by Robert McIntosh Stables Inc., CSX Stables, and Al McIntosh Holdings Inc. Last year Armbro Dynamic took a mark of 1:53.1 and earned $38,226. This y...
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Teague ready for Jersey

on 05/24/2006 2:00 AM
Trainer George Teague has a one-two punch in the stakes for New Jersey-sired three-year-olds on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. He will harness Western Ace in the $500,000 Anthony Abbatiello/SBOA New Jersey Classic, the sixth race, and Future Destiny in the $175,000 Thomas D’Altrui Miss New Jersey, the third race. “I’m pretty confident in both of them,” said Teague, who exploded into th...
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Big M simulcasting Elitlopp

on 05/24/2006 2:00 AM
Sweden’s Elitlopp will be simulcast to the Meadowlands as part of a five-race program from Stockholm’s Solvalla Racecourse on Sunday morning. Guests will be able to watch and wager on five races on the Swedish card [races eight through 12], starting at 10:30 a.m., plus Britain’s races from Newmarket will be joined in progress at 10:15 a.m. The Meadowlands gates will open at 10 a.m. with f...
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First State FFA field set

on 05/24/2006 2:00 AM
Eight of the sport\'s top pacers will go postward Memorial Day Monday May 29th at Harrington Raceway in the 6th Annual $150,000 First State Free-for-All. The draw was Wednesday afternoon at approximately 1:30 p.m., and getting the coveted rail was Cliff Siegel, Herb Siegel, Lee Wasserman and John Fodera\'s Spirit of a Shark (Catello Manzi). The 5-year-old Cam\'s Card Shark gelding has two sub-1...
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