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Lindwood Farm's first foals of 2015 now arriving

on 02/04/2015 12:00 AM
Lindwood Farm would like to announce their first foal of the 2015 season. A Somebeachsomewhere filly out of the mare, Ultimate Bet was born on Tuesday, February 3, 2015. This big filly is a full sister to the now 5 year old pacer, Ultimate Beachboy. This filly is just the first of approximately 32 foals to be born at Lindwood Farm this season.  
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1996 HOY Continentalvictory dies at age 22

on 02/04/2015 12:00 AM
Two-time divisional champion and 1996 Horse of the Year Continentalvictory has died at the age of 22. The daughter of Valley Victory-Intercontinental won 19 of 29 career starts, including the 1996 Hambletonian, with $1,611,170 in earnings. According to reports, Adam Bowden, co-owner of Diamond Creek Farm which purchased Continentalvictory in 2008, said ongoing health issues led to the mare bei...
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Atta Boy Dan wins Meadows $18,000 pace

on 02/04/2015 12:00 AM
Atta Boy Dan worked out a cozy pocket trip, then brushed by his stablemate, Visible Gold, in the lane to capture Wednesday’s $18,000 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Visible Gold cut out a seemingly comfortable 59 half, but the sloppy surface and a stern first-over challenge from Desperation left the leader vulnerable. Atta Boy Dan and Eric Goodell had l...
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General Brock gets underway at Woodbine

on 02/03/2015 12:00 AM
The General Brock Series kicked off Monday night at Woodbine Racetrack under frigid temperatures at the Toronto oval. A group of 18 three and four-year-old trotters braved a windchill of -20 degrees Celsius in a pair of $18,000 divisions for the first leg of the three-week series.   In the opening division, Severus Hanover went gate to wire to win in 1:58.1.   Driven by J...
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Odds On Alpha wins 2nd straight at Dover

on 02/03/2015 12:00 AM
Odds On Alpha made it two wins in a row, Fashion Showdown returned to the winner's circle for the fifth time this meet and Flick A Fly won for the first time in two months in a Dover Downs triple feature on a cold and windy Monday. It was another big day for Corey Callahan, who drove five winners.   Vic Kirby drove Odds On Alpha to a 1:57.4 triumph in a $14,500 mares winners-o...
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Pertty Music three-peats at Pompano

on 02/03/2015 12:00 AM
Pertty Music extended her winning streak to three at Pompano Park on Monday night with a sharp 1:52 victory in the $13,000 Open Handicap for pacing mares for owner, driver and trainer Ed Hensley.   The 5-year-old daughter of Jereme's Jet pinned a hard earned defeat measuring just short of a length on Just A Bee, handled by Mike Micallef. Senorita Santanna, with George Napolitano Jr....
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Numeric Hanover owner Harold Shelton dies

on 02/03/2015 12:00 AM
Harold Turner Shelton Jr., of Detroit, Mich., died Thursday, Jan. 22. He was 71.   A Detroit native, Mr. Shelton worked in the Detroit Public Schools from 1973-2001 as an elementary mathematics teacher, instructing thousands of students, primarily at Vernor Elementary School on the northwest side (1973-1998).   He sponsored the Vernor School safety patrol, beginning chess...
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Yonkers cancels Tuesday race card

on 02/03/2015 12:00 AM
It's Groundhog Day again at Yonkers Raceway. Tuesday marks the second consecutive day Yonkers Raceway has cancelled both its live racing and simulcasting due to the wintry conditions in and around the greater New York area.   With Wednesday a scheduled dark day, live racing (and evening simulcasting) is set to resume Thursday evening, Feb. 5, first post at 7:10 p.m. A...
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Singer, big pools, carryovers at Big M Thursday

on 02/03/2015 12:00 AM
The best of the Super Bowl are back Thursday night at the Meadowlands. Their names may not be Brady, Belichick or Sherman, but the trotters headlining the Charles Singer Memorial trotting series are high on talent and could be on the road to even bigger things in the future.   The Singer will be contested in two divisions. The first features a rematch of the Super Bowl champion, JL ...
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Owner hopes JL Cruze stays super

on 02/03/2015 12:00 AM
Some people win the Super Bowl and go to Disney World, or in the case of this year, Disneyland. Bill Dittmar Jr. is going back to the Meadowlands.   Dittmar is the co-owner of 4-year-old trotter JL Cruze, who on Jan. 24 won the $50,000 Super Bowl Series final at the Big M. On Thursday the horse begins a second winter series at the Meadowlands, the Charles Singer Memorial for 3- and ...
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Linda Jean Nelson dies

on 02/02/2015 12:00 AM
Linda Jean Nelson died Jan. 17, 2015, after a hard-fought battle with cancer, having been diagnosed in 2009. She first became a member of the harness community when married to Byron Smith, later to return when her son Randy became involved with horses. She continued to enjoy keeping track of the accomplishments of the horses in the stable, even when she was no longer able t...
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Yonkers, Monticello cancel Monday cards

on 02/02/2015 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway has cancelled its live racing program Monday night due to the wintry conditions that have hit the greater New York area. Monday simulcasting has also been cancelled. Due to blowing and drifting snow, Monticello Raceway has also canceled live racing and both day and evening simulcasting on Monday.   Live racing resumes at Monticello on Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 12...
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Hall of Famer Hal Jones dies at 90

on 02/02/2015 12:00 AM
Hall of Famer Hal S. Jones, who owned and operated Cameo Hills Farm in Montgomery, N.Y., with his son Steve, died Saturday, Jan. 31. He was 90. Mr. Jones was raised in Southgate, Ky., but because of constant moves by his family that resulted in him attending 12 different schools, he dropped out of high school in 10th grade to join the Air Force. He served for 34 months in England from ...
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Silva, Kurzrok purchase NYSS champ Crazy Wow

on 02/02/2015 12:00 AM
Owner Jerry Silva told harnessracing.com Monday morning that in partnership with Gene Kurzrok, he and his wife Theresa, as J & T Silva Stables, have purchased the 2014 New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) champion trotter Crazy Wow. Silva said Crazy Wow will be trained by Ron Burke.   A son of Crazed out of the $415,630-winning mare No Pain No Gain, Crazy Wow was a $10,000 yearling...
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Appomattox overcomes post 9 at Meadows

on 02/02/2015 12:00 AM
 Appomattox vaulted to the lead from post 9, then cruised to a comfortable victory in Monday’s $22,500 Winners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Appomattox had been taking on tough fields at the Meadowlands and more than holding his own. The 6-year-old, battle-tested son of Yankee Glide-Courtney Hill had little trouble overcoming his difficult post p...
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Hall of Famer Lou Guida dies at 82

on 02/01/2015 12:00 AM
Harness racing Hall of Famer Louis P. Guida died Friday, Jan. 30. He was 82 and had been ill for a number of months. Ironically, Mr. Guida died the same day as Charles "Chuck" Coon, his fellow inductee into the Hall of Fame in 2008.   Mr. Guida owned all or part of 21 harness horses that each won a million dollars, not bad for a kid from Jersey City who first wor...
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Ultimate Beachboy scores in Big M feature

on 02/01/2015 12:00 AM
The feature race on the Saturday night program at the Meadowlands was the $20,000 B-1/A-2 Handicap Pace. The race favorite was Ultimate Beachboy leaving from the outside post, sent off as the 3-2 choice.   Driven by Yannick Gingras, Ultimate Beachboy was asked for speed throughout the first quarter of a mile and cleared the lead nearing that first quarter in :27.1. Gingras and his g...
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Sapphire City, Count Me In score at Yonkers

on 02/01/2015 12:00 AM
Sapphire City (Eric Carlson, $18.20) and Count Me In (George Brennan, $4.80) divided Yonkers Raceway's Saturday night glory, winning the co-featured $35,000 Open Handicaps.   Sapphire City annexed the Open Handicap Pace in rallying fashion. Working out a second-over trip from post position No. 6, he was chasing 4-5 choice Doctor Butch (Brian Sears). That one had to wait his turn bef...
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Twilight Bonfire equals Miami Valley track mark

on 02/01/2015 12:00 AM
Twilight Bonfire didn't just capture the $14,500 Open Pace at Miami Valley on Saturday night, but he tied the all-time all-age track record in 1:51.1 on a wintry night in southwest Ohio.   Driver Dan Noble allowed favorites Ice Scraper (Josh Sutton) and Mykindachip (Kayne Kauffman) to mix it up through brisk opening panels of :25.4 and :54.1. Still sitting seventh at the 1:22.3 thir...
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Nine Innings surprises at Pompano Park

on 02/01/2015 12:00 AM
Pompano Park's Saturday night program included the finals of two late-closing events, an Open Handicap Pace, the second leg of the Murdock Hanover L.C. and a Super Hi-5 with a huge carryover of over $87,000.   The Murdock Hanover--honoring one of the first 2:00 performers in Pompano Park history during its infancy--went to Nine Innings, a 36-1 outsider driven by Aaron Byron, that on...
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