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Palm Patrol takes Yonkers mare feature

on 11/29/2014 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's Friday night $21,000 featured fairer-sex pace was won by a cone-skimming Palm Patrol (Mark MacDonald, $34).   Sitting third along the pylons from post position No. 2, Palm Patrol saw Sir Jillian Z Tam (Pat Lachance) seemingly in control through (:28, :58.1, 1:28.2). Getting no grief from a first-up Rock N Load (Jordan Stratton), "Jillian” owned a length-and-and-half l...
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Lutetium picks up 16th victory of the year

on 11/29/2014 12:00 AM
An abbreviated field of five turned into a two-horse race in the Batavia Downs $11,000 Open Trot on Friday night (Nov. 28) and for the fifth time of the meet, Lutetium prevailed.   Driver Kevin Cummings utilized a very unconventional strategy with the front-running Lutetium, letting Second Hand News (Shawn McDonough) cut the mile and then taking a two-hole trip. Second Hand News proceeded...
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Christian Me upsets Beautide in Miracle Mile

on 11/29/2014 12:00 AM
He was already New Zealand's champion and now Christen Me, a son of Christian Cullen, can lay claim to being the best in Australasia after his stunning win in Saturday's $750,000 SEW-Eurodrive Miracle Mile at Tabcorp Park Menangle outside of Sydney.   How could you argue after Christen Me wore down the mighty defending champion Beautide and rated an incredible 1:49.1 to be...
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Baillargeon, Filion tops in Autumn finals

on 11/29/2014 12:00 AM
It was a frosty night Friday at Woodbine, but Mario Baillargeon and Sylvain Filion were both on fire in the Autumn Series finals for three-year-olds. The three-week series for Ontario sired three-year-olds came to a close with a finale for each division. In the first final of the evening, Meadowview Vicky completed the Autumn Series sweep with a 1:57.2 victory in the three-year-old filly trot. Th...
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Susan Kelly, wife of Harold Kelly, dies

on 11/29/2014 12:00 AM
Susan M. Kelly, 74, the wife of horseman Harold Kelly, died Thursday, Nov. 27. Mrs. Kelly was retired, after working side by side with her husband for many years in the Standardbred business. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Freehold. In addition to her husband of 57 years, Mrs. Kelly is survived by daughters Linda (Tom) Moyer and Deborah Owens; g...
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Sears finishes third in race at Vincennes in Paris

on 11/29/2014 12:00 AM
Representing the US, Brian Sears finished third in a race at the Vincennes track in Paris, France on Saturday afternoon. Sears was driving in a race that recognized countries that have signed breeding and pari-mutuel agreements with France.   Sears was up behind the 10-year-old trotter Quebir de l'aube, who had not won a race since 2010 and was a 37-1 shot in the tote. With a mobile ...
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Gingras is 2014 Dan Patch Driver of the Year

on 11/28/2014 12:00 AM
In harness racing, and often within its media organization the United States Harness Writers Association USHWA), it's usually impossible to get a unanimous verdict on anything, even whether the sun rises in the east and sets in the west.   But in 2014, harness racing and USHWA are unanimously embracing one fact: Yannick Gingras is the Driver of the Year, based on his handling of the winne...
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Egosnattitus wins Del. Breeders Fund 2CT final

on 11/26/2014 12:00 AM
Overloooked Egosnattitus won a $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2-year-old final on Tuesday, Nov. 25, at Dover Downs. Egosnattitudes raced outside uncovered for nearly three-quarters of a mile and still had plenty in the stretch to record a 1:59.3 victory in the state-sired freshman championship.   Jonathan Roberts pulled the homebred son of Great George Two-Aerobi...
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Tellitlikeitis to stand at Victory Hill in Indiana

on 11/26/2014 12:00 AM
Jeff and Maria King of Victory Hill Farm in LaGrange, Indiana are pleased to announce that Tellitlikeitis p,3,1:48.4 ($490,695), the multiple stakes winning son of Well Said-Kikikatie will stand his first season at stud in 2015 at Victory Hill Farm. He joins his half-brother Rockin Image p,3,1:48.2 ($901,756), Indiana’s leading pacing sire in 2014 two year old earnings, who also stands at Vict...
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TVG races headline weekend at Meadowlands

on 11/26/2014 12:00 AM
What is a racetrack to do when faced with following a Breeders Crown weekend chock full of thrills? Why at The Meadowlands the response is to come right back with the $1 million TVG Series Championship featuring the very finest of the older set on both the trot and pace.   After following a season-long trail of top class events that began in May and concluded with last Saturday's Crown Fi...
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Delaware, Union counties join Ohio conference

on 11/26/2014 12:00 AM
Two fairs have joined the Ohio Racing Conference for 2015. The Ohio Fair Racing Conference (OFRC) welcomes Delaware County (Delaware, OH) and Union County (Marysville, OH) fairs as the newest fairs in the conference. Both fairs will be conducting races at the Scarlet level. To learn more about the Ohio Fair Racing Conference and to read the 2015 OFRC Rules and Regulations visit the we...
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Whata Donato takes top trot at Meadows

on 11/26/2014 12:00 AM
Whata Donato stalked patiently from the pocket, then pounced in the Lightning Lane to capture Wednesday's $20,000 Filly & Mare Winnners Over $10,000 Life/Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Take The Money took the field through three-quarters in a sharp 1:25.4 over a sloppy surface. But when trainer/driver Doug Snyder pointed Whata Donato to the Lightning Lane, the 4-year-old daughter of ...
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So Take That's 1:53 effort best in Del. Special

on 11/26/2014 12:00 AM
With no racing on Thanksgiving Day, the Wednesday card was power packed with both the $26,000 Delaware Special won by So Take That and Baximum the winner of the $18,000 Open Trot. It was a windy and rainy Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Dover Downs, with racing conducted over a sloppy track. Corey Callahan had a five bagger.   So Take That has shown an affinity for the Dover five-eighths oval...
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McWicked draws post 1 in Progress preview

on 11/25/2014 12:00 AM
Progress Pace supplemental entry McWicked, fresh from a 1:49 victory in last week's $531,250 Breeders Crown final, leads a stellar group of seven rivals in a $35,000 prevue of next week's $301,000 Progress Pace on Sunday at Dover Downs. Post time is 5:30 p.m.   David Miller will drive the Casie Coleman trainee owned by SSG Stables from post 1. Coleman will also start Ontario campaign...
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Racing official Joe Crugnale dies at 62

on 11/25/2014 12:00 AM
Joseph V. "Joe" Crugnale, Chief Investigator for the Ohio State Racing Commission and formerly a longtime judge at The Meadows, Louisville Downs, and other tracks, died Sunday, Nov. 23, after battling cancer. He was 62.   A native of Rochester, NY, Mr. Crugnale was a graduate of the University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program. Prior to that he had worked as a mail c...
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Stallions, late yearling deadline in Maryland

on 11/25/2014 12:00 AM
In order for their foals to be eligible to the slots enhanced Maryland Sires Stakes all stallions standing in Maryland for the 2015 breeding season must be registered with the Maryland Standardbred Race Fund by Dec. 1, 2014. Forms and payment info can be found on the website at http://www.msrfonline.com/. All stallion forms must be postmarked by Dec. 1, 2014.   A late yearling nomina...
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Do Me Honor rallies for win at Meadows

on 11/25/2014 12:00 AM
Trailing by eight lengths at the half, Do Me Honor took advantage of live cover to get into position, then brushed through the lane to capture Monday's $15,000 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred Pace at The Meadows.   Do Me Honor was sixth down the backside when Aaron Merriman moved her third-over in the cover flow. She needed to go wide to do it, but the 6-year-old daughter of C...
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Monticello cancels Wednesday program

on 11/25/2014 12:00 AM
Due to the impending heavy snowstorm, Monticello Raceway is cancelling its live race card on Wed., Nov. 26.   Also canceled are the morning qualifiers on Wednesday as well as the evening simulcasts. However, afternoon simulcasts may be available.   With no racing scheduled on Thanksgiving Day, the next live racing program from Monticello Raceway will be on Monday, Dec. 1. Firs...
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Thors subject of animal cruelty investigations

on 11/25/2014 12:00 AM
The CBS affiliate in Philadelphia has called attention to the actions of Monica Thors, well-known as a Standardbred photographer and one-time amateur driver. She has been reported to New Jersey authorities for abusing her horses, and now the CBS report says concerned residents called Eyewitness News, saying a woman is abusing her horses. They say despite recent deaths of several of the hors...
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DSBF 2YO colt paces continue at Dover

on 11/24/2014 12:00 AM
Sonofa Sizzle, Dashboard and Smoking Joey won opening $20,000 legs of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2-year-old paces on Sunday, Nov. 23 at Dover Downs.   After an impressive qualifying win, Mike White's Sonofa Sizzle dominated the first of three $20,000 colt and gelding paces. With Corey Callahan in the bike driving the first of his two DSBF winners, the Life Sizzle...
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