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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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Boardwalk Hall wins again

on 05/24/2006 2:00 AM
Boardwalk Hall [$3.40, $3.20, $2.40], unbeaten in 2006, extended his winning streak to three by fighting off Spellyuptothebar and posting a 1 1/2-length-victory in 1:56 Wednesday night at the Meadowlands. Boardwalk Hall, sent off at odds of 3-5, is a Hambletonian-eligible son of Conway Hall – B Cor Tamgo. The full brother to Broadway Hall is driven by Mike Lachance and trained by Ron Gurfein...
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2YO winners in Maritimes

on 05/24/2006 2:00 AM
Dr. Ian Moore, known for his top pacer Astronomical, unveiled a couple of precocious 2 year olds with noteworthy pedigrees at his home base of Charlottetown Driving Park Wednesday. He won with the Mach Three colt Astounding in 2:00.1 and the Astreos colt Magnum Star in 2:00.2 over the half-mile oval. Astounding is out of the Die Laughing mare All Sports, who is a daughter of the $783,093 winner...
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Tioga backstretch opens

on 05/23/2006 2:00 AM
Friday, May 19 was an exciting day at Tioga Downs when the first horses stepped onto the track for jogging and training. Horses were allowed to begin stabling on the grounds on Thursday May 18th with a completed stall application and approval from Tioga Downs. Qualifiers are scheduled at Tioga Downs for this Friday, May 26 at 11:00 a.m. The first live racing night is scheduled for Friday, June...
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Another Harrington scorcher

on 05/23/2006 2:00 AM
Three Point Acres\' Perdition equaled the 4-year-old gelding track record Monday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:52.2 triumph. The Chuck Crissman trainee set all the fractions en route to a two-length triumph over Build A Fire and Martimmy. The Richess Hanover offspring equaled the mark set by Ima Prince Too earlier in the meet. In the featured $18,500 Open, Boy Oh Boy Stable\'s Dream Rocket ...
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Dreaming Om winning

on 05/23/2006 2:00 AM
Mr Dream Om wired a field of conditioned trotters at Rosecroft Raceway on Monday, earning his share of the $7,500 purse with a mile in 1:57.3. The 4-year-old Mr Vic stallion, owned by the partnership of Dr. Bill Solomon and the Emposimato Stables, left the gate from post six in front of driver Jonathan Roberts. Mr Dream Om faced a challenge in Play Time (Corey Braden) to get to the top, but onc...
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Friskie blows in from north

on 05/23/2006 2:00 AM
While many of the pacing colts in the $500,000 New Jersey Classic spent the winter in climes like southern Florida and Pinehurst, N.C., Feelin Friskie, who won the $25,000 prep on May 20 in a new mark of 1:51.1, was in Dartmouth. Not the Ivy League college in New Hampshire, but Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. \"He spent the winter here at our farm track in Dartmouth,\" said owner-trainer Wayne Whebby. ...
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Illinois HOF inductees named

on 05/23/2006 2:00 AM
The Illinois Harness Horsemen’s Association has announced this year\'s inductees into the Illinois Harness Racing Hall of Fame: Living Inductees – Tom Harmer and Terry Hunt Immortal Inductee – Claude Lorance, Sr. Equine Inductees – Loyal Opposition and Color Me Best Selected for annual honors were: Person of the Year – ...
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