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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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Deters trains 2 Florida Breeders winners

on 11/08/2014 12:00 AM
The Florida Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association-sponsored Stallion Stakes continued at Pompano Park on Saturday night with Owosso Flash taking the $25,000 event for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings and Tough Issue grabbing top honors in the $22,500 event for sophomore pacing colts and geldings.   Owosso Flash, deftly handled by Mike Deters, survived a very rocky beginni...
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Mach It So sets 1:49 world mark at Pocono

on 11/08/2014 12:00 AM
Mach It So rallied from the pocket to win Saturday night's featured $35,000 Open Handicap pace at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, and did so in world-record time. Leaving from post position 4 in a field of six as a 7-1 shot, Mach it So (Mach Three-Beach Dancer), a 4-year-old gelding from the PJ Fraley barn, left well for driver Andrew McCarthy and then sat the pocket as Bigtown Hero cut b...
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Baudron pulls 79-1 shocker in Autumn final

on 11/07/2014 12:00 AM
It was not a good night to be a favorite in the Autumn Series finals Thursday night at Woodbine Racetrack. The Autumn Series for Ontario sired 2 year olds came to a close with the finals for 2-year-old colts and geldings.   Full fields of ten contested both the $33,600 final for the trotters and the $35,800 final for the pacers.   In the trotting final, a break by One Dir...
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Rutgers report: NJ horse industry "struggling"

on 11/07/2014 12:00 AM
The Rutgers Equine Science Center has released "2014 State of the New Jersey Horse Racing Industry,” a follow-up to the 2009 white paper which reported the impact of slot machines and video lottery terminals on the horse racing and breeding industry, agriculture, and open space.   The authors of the current report, Dr. Karyn Malinowski, Director of the Rutgers Equine Science Center, and...
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Meadowlands Friday qualifying report

on 11/07/2014 12:00 AM
Racing returned to the Meadowlands in the form of a dozen qualifying races on Friday morning. The races were contested on a fast track under overcast skies with a fairly stiff breeze facing them in the home stretch and temperatures in the low 50s.   Race one fielded freshman trotters and (does this sound familiar at all) Jimmy Takter ran one-two with siblings to a pair of his more su...
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Meadowlands issues Clebuterol reminder

on 11/07/2014 12:00 AM
This is a reminder that the New Jersey Racing Commission's new medication rules went into effect on Monday, Nov. 3.   Most notably, the recommended withdrawal time for Clenbuterol in New Jersey will increase to 14 days. All horsemen who are planning to race at the Meadowlands beginning Friday, Nov. 14, including the Breeders Crown eliminations and finals, should take note of these ne...
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Takter on Father Patrick: "It's just frustrating"

on 11/07/2014 12:00 AM
Although trainer Jimmy Takter remains steadfast that Father Patrick is the best male trotter he has ever trained, he admits frustration is beginning to set in following the 3-year-old colt's break at the start in the $200,350 Matron Thursday night at Dover Downs. It was the second straight loss for the 2013 Two-Year-Old Colt Trotter of the Year, coming on the heels of a second-place finish in ...
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More dates, earlier spring opening for Mohawk

on 11/07/2014 12:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) and Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) Friday announced the live racing schedule for the 2015 Standardbred racing season.   The 2015 campaign will feature 221 live race dates in total, with 118 of those taking place at Mohawk, 16 more than last year, through the spring, summer and fall. The other 103 will be offered at Woodbine.  ...
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Royalty Forever, Fancy Filly sell for $200k each

on 11/07/2014 12:00 AM
Broodmares generated the top prices at the Standardbred Horse Sales Company's mixed session on Friday, with the pacing mare Fancy Filly and the trotting mare Royalty Forever each sold for $200,000. Both mares were also consigned by Bob Boni's Northwood Bloodstock Agency. Royalty Forever (Hip 1375) is a full sister to 2013 Hambletonian champion Royalty For Life and was owned by the same partners...
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Beach Memories romps in 1:51 at The Meadows

on 11/07/2014 12:00 AM
Idling in eighth by nine lengths at the half, Beach Memories launched an amazing bid that carried him to victory by a widening 5-1/4 lengths in Friday's $20,000 winners over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   In his most recent starts, Beach Memories had taken on some of the best in the sport — including Bettor's Edge, Sweet Lou, Clear Vision and Foiled Again — so ...
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Lost For Words sets Dayton mark in BC prep

on 11/07/2014 12:00 AM
The fourth time was the charm for Betit To Getit, who had finished fourth, third and second in her first three attempts to capture the weekly open mares pace at Dayton Raceway. It was a wide open affair as none of the seven contestants had captured an open at the new Dayton Raceway with the previous five winners either sitting the week out or retired for the season.   On Friday night, the...
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Venus Delight takes mare feature at Yonkers

on 11/07/2014 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's $35,000 featured Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace was won by odds-on favorite Venus Delight (Jason Bartlett, $3.70).   Assigned outside her six foes, Venus Delight, a stone closer who had run out of racetrack in her last couple, showed some rare early foot. She left into a four-hole as Robin Cruiser (Jordan Stratton) worked around Scandalous Hanover (Brian Sears). Cheap...
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Delaware Breeders Fund finals on Sunday

on 11/07/2014 12:00 AM
A pair of freshman pacers fresh from the recent Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund $100,000 finals head separate $10,200 divisions for young horses on Sunday, Nov.9 at Dover Downs. Post time is 5:30 p.m.   Seeboomook Katahdin, a winner of three races with two seconds in six career starts in a $10,200 2,3,4 and 5-year-old pace. Allan Davis, leading driver at the recently completed Harring...
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Gold Star Dynasty, Limelight win FSBOAs

on 11/06/2014 12:00 AM
With two classes of the FSBOA Stallion Stakes highlighting the midweek card Wednesday at Pompano Park, Gold Star Dynasty was in the "limelight” after a lifetime best 1:56.3 performance in the 2-year-old filly pace while the filly Limelight was creating a "dynasty” of her own in winning the distaff event for pacing sophomores.   Gold Star Dynasty, the splendid Six Of Diamonds fil...
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JC's Band moved to first in Dayton series final

on 11/06/2014 12:00 AM
The championship final of the "Stars of the Future” mini-series at Dayton Raceway on Wednesday night produced an exciting finish with three horses within a head of each other at the wire. Unfortunately for the winner of the photo finish, Blackhawk Lookout (Josh Sutton), he jumped offstride just steps from the line and was placed third in the official order of finish.   JC's Band (...
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