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Take the long way home

on 03/30/2006 12:00 AM
Dink Adoo never saw the rail, but still managed to turn in a 1:58.1 win in the $10,800 Preferred Handicap Trot at Monticello Wednesday afternoon. Dink Adoo, the 1-2 favorite, was assigned the eight hole, so driver Brian Sears took him back off the gate and considered settling in the rail sixth as the field reached the first quarter in :29.1. Sears reconsidered, and then pulled the 7-year-old ge...
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Cloned mare born

on 03/30/2006 12:00 AM
Purcell Okla. - The legendary cutting horse Royal Blue Boon, a registered American Quarter Horse, became the first mare to be commercially cloned when a foal was born to a recipient mare on Royal Vista Southwest farms in Purcell, Okla., on Feb. 19, 2006. The foal was born healthy and continues to thrive on the farm where she was born. "From the time I transferred the embryo into the recipient ...
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Driver hurt in Big M spill

on 03/30/2006 12:00 AM
Driver Daniel Dube will be sidelined eight to 12 weeks with a broken right clavicle and multiple broken ribs suffered in a spill in the fourth race on Wednesday night at the Meadowlands. Dube was coming up the pylons with El Nino Hanover late in the race when and was unable to avoid a mishap in front of him. He was thrown hard to the track. After being examined and stabilized by the Meadow...
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New mares\' race at Big M

on 03/30/2006 12:00 AM
A new stakes for free-for-all pacing mares will debut on Mother's Day at the Meadowlands. The Hanover Shoe Farms–britstud.com Matriarch Pace will feature a purse estimated at $100,000 and the winner will receive a bonus--the choice of a breeding from among three of the sport's premier pacing stallions: Artsplace, Cam's Card Shark and Western Ideal. The Matriarch joins the third edition ...
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Tetrick wins 2,000th

on 03/29/2006 12:00 AM
One of harness racing's brightest young stars, Tim Tetrick, recorded his 2,000th career driving victory in Tuesday night's second race at Balmoral Park. The 24-year-old Crete, Ill., resident guided the 4-year-old trotter Iverman to a resounding 6 ½-length triumph in 1:56.4 over a fast track. "I've been aware that I was getting close to this number for the past few weeks," said a r...
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Corlewon wins final

on 03/29/2006 12:00 AM
Corlewon combined a hard-earned pocket trip with a swift final quarter to take the $14,500 final of the Danny Lad Trotting Series at The Meadows in a lifetime-best 1:56.2. Driven by trainer Charlie Norris, the 4-year-old Corleone gelding was parked to nearly the half before tucking in behind Four Starzzzz Hall (Dave Palone), who was part of the favored John Sokol-trained three-horse entry. The ...
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Rocknroll welcomed in NJ

on 03/29/2006 12:00 AM
Three days after a barn fire killed 12 broodmares and their foals, there were happier times at Perretti Farms in New Jersey as 2005 Horse of the Year Rocknroll Hanover was officially welcomed to the state by State Agriculture Secretary Charles M. Kuperus. "This is a significant milestone for our Sire Stakes Program and shows the industry is strong in New Jersey," said Kuperus, who is a member o...
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Badland\'s lads dominate

on 03/29/2006 12:00 AM
Offspring of Badlands Hanover dominated the two $15,000 divisions of the first leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) at Dover Monday night, taking five of the top six placings. In the first division of the first leg for 3-year-old colts and geldings, He's Personal (Jim Morand) took the lead before the half and eked out a win by a head over Badlands And Art (Ben Stafford Jr.) in ...
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1:53.3 trot mile at Balmoral

on 03/29/2006 12:00 AM
Universal Star won the $15,500 Open Handicap Trot at Balmoral Park Tuesday night with a 1:53.3 score. That time makes him the co-fastest Indiana-sired horse in history. The 5-year-old Keep It A Secret gelding and driver Andy Miller dominated throughout the race, leading by more than six lengths at the top of the stretch. Trendy Girl (Dave Magee) was second with Lifes A Holiday (Homer Hochstetle...
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Speed mark at Mighty M

on 03/29/2006 12:00 AM
Speed was the word at Monticello Raceway Tuesday afternoon as the upstate New York track set an all-time record with an average time for the 12 races - all of which were clocked in 1:58.4 or better - of 1:56.4. Former Michigan-based horseman Larry Stalbaum, who arrived at the Mighty M last year, took speed badge honors for the afternoon when he guided Shadows Best Buddy to a 1:55 triumph in the...
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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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