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Chinese Cuisine sets Rosecroft trot mark

on 11/12/2014 12:00 AM
Tina Duer's Chinese Cuisine continued a record breaking fall meet at Rosecroft Raceway by setting a mark for all trotters, winning the $10,000 Open on Tuesday in 1:53.4.   Trainer-driver John Duer was in the bike for the 6-year-old son of Revenue-Missysmandarine.   Duer put Chinese Cuisine on the lead just after the :27.3 first quarter and posted fractions of :56 and 1:24...
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White Bliss third in career debut

on 11/12/2014 12:00 AM
Rare white Standardbred White Bliss made his career debut Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, finishing third in a maiden race for 2-, 3-, and 4-year-old male pacers.   White Bliss and driver Ake Svanstedt were fifth on the pylons in the early stages of the race, got shuffled back a spot with three horses to their outside, but in the stretch came up the inside to...
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Sports Chic scratched from Crown 2FP elims

on 11/12/2014 12:00 AM
Sports Chic, who drew post six in the second of two eliminations Friday night for the Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Filly Pace at the Meadowlands, will be scratched "sick" from the contest.   Trained by Black MacIntosh, Sports Chic was scheduled to be driven by Jody Jamieson. A daughter of Sportswriter, Sports Chic is a half-sister to the 2004 Horse of the Year Rainbow Blue. Sports Chic...
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Wrenn wins 2,000th race at Northfield Park

on 11/11/2014 12:00 AM
Ronnie Wrenn Jr. made his 2,000th trip to the winner's circle after winning with Western Kissed in Northfield Park's fourth race on Monday.   Wrenn led at every call with Western Kissed, eventually besting his competition by 1 1/2 lengths. The 1:55 clocking was a season's mark for the 9-year-old pacer, who returned $7.60 to win.   The 28-year-old Wrenn began driving in 20...
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Pertty Music sounds great to her backers

on 11/11/2014 12:00 AM
Pertty Music, owned, trained and driven by Ed Hensley made her first career start at Pompano Park a winning one when she found a seam in the lane and stormed home in :28.1 to stop the teletimer in 1:51.3.   The 4-year-old daughter of Jereme's Jet won for the 12th time during her career but this was her first success over a five-eighths mile oval--her other successes coming over half...
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156 entered in Crown; no elims for 3CT, 3FT

on 11/11/2014 12:00 AM
The first entry box of the Meadowlands fall championship meet was packed with 156 trotters and pacers creating Breeders Crown eliminations on Friday, Nov. 14, and Saturday, Nov. 15, in all but five divisions.   The $5.4 million Breeders Crown finals will be conducted on Friday, Nov. 21, and Saturday, Nov. 22, celebrating the one-year anniversary of the new Meadowlands grandsta...
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Palone 7 short of record; Count Me In scores

on 11/11/2014 12:00 AM
With one win on the 15-race card at The Meadows on Tuesday, Dave Palone extended his career total to 16,746, seven short of the world record held by Germany's Heinz Wewering. Palone has 11 scheduled assignments on Wednesday's program at The Meadows while Wewering has no scheduled drives before Sunday at the earliest.   In the $18,000 winners over $10,000 life/Preferred Handicap Trot...
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Maven draws post 10 in BC Open Trot elim

on 11/11/2014 12:00 AM
Two-year-old female pacer JK She'salady, the No. 1-ranked horse in harness racing's weekly poll, will try to stay undefeated and older female trotter Maven will try to take down the boys when Breeders Crown eliminations are held Friday and Saturday at Meadowlands Racetrack.   A total of 156 horses entered on Tuesday for the 12 Breeders Crown events at the Meadowlands. Eliminations a...
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White Bliss ready for Tuesday debut

on 11/10/2014 12:00 AM
Not often is there an opportunity to bet on a 200,000-to-1 shot, but such will be the case Tuesday at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. At least figuratively.   White Bliss, the rare white harness racing horse, makes his career debut in Race 11 at Pocono Downs. The race is scheduled for 9:30 p.m., approximately.   Ake Svanstedt, who trains White Bliss, will drive the 2-year-ol...
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Six supplemented to Breeders Crowns

on 11/10/2014 12:00 AM
A trio of sophomore filly pacers, Color's A Virgin, Sayitall BB and Weeper, a pair of mare pacers, Yagonnakissmeornot and Venus Delight, and 3-year-old colt pacer Always B Miki were supplemented to their respective Breeders Crown divisions by the noon deadline Monday, Nov. 10. The $5.4 million Breeders Crown events will be contested on Friday, Nov. 21, and Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Meadowla...
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Big M weekend box closes Tuesday morning

on 11/10/2014 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands will open the 2014 fall meet this coming weekend with harness racing's championship series, the $5.4 million Breeders Crown. Entries for Friday, Nov. 14 and Saturday, Nov. 15 will be accepted by the racing office at (877) 782-2537 until the box closes at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11. A double draw for both cards will be executed after the box closes.   Supporting ...
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Chicagoland asst. race secretary Tim Storm dies

on 11/10/2014 12:00 AM
Longtime Balmoral Park and Maywood Park assistant racing secretary Timothy James Storm, 59, of Highland, Ind., died Nov. 3.   Mr. Storm graduated from Genoa-Kingston High School and proceeded to train Standardbreds at Chicago's leading racetracks, becoming the tracks' most successful trainer of pacers and trotters in 1993.   After receiving a kidney transplant in 1992, he...
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Palone wins 2, closing in in Wewering

on 11/10/2014 12:00 AM
 Last into the final turn, Doubelieveinmagic roared through the stretch to capture Monday’s $18,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Although trailing late, Doubelieveinmagic was following the live cover of Macharoundtheclock, who had won four straight in characteristic "Silky Sullivan” style. Indeed, Macharoundtheclock fired again, but...
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Penny Paratrooper pays off as DSBF favorite

on 11/10/2014 12:00 AM
Penny Paratrooper was the only favorite to win her Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2-year-old filly trot first-leg preliminary while Cuddy Punk and Silence Is Bliss proved surprise winners in the other two trots Monday at Dover Downs.   Ross Wolfenden guided Carlo Poliseno and Foulk Racing Stable's Penny Paratrooper, a daughter of CR Commando-CR Penny Lane, to her th...
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Anita Ratliff, GM at Thunder Ridge, dies

on 11/09/2014 12:00 AM
Anita Ratliff, who managed Thunder Ridge Racetrack in Kentucky with a big heart but little money, has died after a three-year battle with cancer.   Ms. Ratliff worked in public accounting for 50 years before ending her career as general manager and chief financial officer of Appalachian Racing in Prestonsburg, Ky.   She is survived by her life partner, William "Bill" D. R...
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Tim Tetrick new driver for JK She'salady

on 11/09/2014 12:00 AM
The entry box for the Breeders Crown championships closes on Monday for supplemental entries and Tuesday for all regular entries, but Sunday afternoon trainer Nancy Johansson made a big announcement when she revealed that the undefeated 2-year-old pacing filly will be driven by Tim Tetrick in the Crown.   "I feel that JK She'salady is one of the greatest 2-year-old pacing filli...
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$1.75 million bet in France on Yonkers card

on 11/09/2014 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's first of six Sunday matinees debuted with an enthusiastic—and curious—crowd, terrific weather and "beaucoup de chevaux” (French for ‘many horses'. The half-dozen, late-morning starts (first post here was 11:19 AM ET) began with five trotting events, each one oversized (11, 12, 10, 10 and 10 horses, respectively) , "over-distanced” (1¼ miles) and exported to France....
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Liverman buys Maven with $750,000 bid

on 11/08/2014 12:00 AM
Herb Liverman has raced horses for many years, beginning as a young man with his father, Irving, and the fun of racing a good horse inspired him to bid $750,000 to buy the free-for-all trotting mare Maven at the Saturday session of the Standardbred Horse Sales Company auction in Harrisburg, Pa.   Liverman shares ownership of 2013 Horse of the Year Bee A Magician, but decided he want...
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Commander Crowe entered in Breeders Crown

on 11/08/2014 12:00 AM
Snogarps Gard's European trotting star Commander Crowe committed to the $500,000 Breeders Crown Trot by the noon deadline on Friday, Nov. 7. The Wihlborg family accepted an invitation for their popular chestnut champion to the race, scheduled for Sat., Nov. 22, at the Meadowlands back in October, but still had to officially enter ahead of the supplemental deadline, which is noon, Monday, Nov. 10 a...
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Torrington takes Dayton Open Pace in 1:52.4

on 11/08/2014 12:00 AM
Touchmymuscles pulled a mild upset in Saturday night's $11,500 Open Trot at Hollywood Dayton Raceway. Driver Dan Noble sat chilly with the 4-year-old gelding while Baby Blaze set speedy early fractions of :27.2, :56.2 and 1:25, then he swept four-wide around the final bend and through the stretch to leave the field in his wake, stopping the timer in 1:55.   Off at 5-1 odds, the fina...
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