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Idyllic has Somebeachsomewhere filly

on 03/31/2014 2:00 AM
Steiner Stock Farm has announced the arrival of Lima Incredible, the first foal out of the 2011 Jugette winner Idyllic, by 2008 Horse of the Year Somebeachsomewhere.   The bay filly was born Sunday, March 30. (Steiner Stock Farm)
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Foxy Lady takes Meadows mares feature

on 03/31/2014 2:00 AM
Foxy Lady zipped to the front, backed down the second quarter and never had an anxious moment thereafter as she rolled to an easy victory in Monday's $18,000 Filly& Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. After Foxy Lady wrested the early lead from Tremor Hanover, Dave Palone gave her a second-panel breather in :29. The 6-year-old daughter of Real Desire-Judy is a Fo...
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USTA Online Entry system to go live on April 7

on 03/31/2014 2:00 AM
The U.S. Trotting Association's 2014 annual meeting, held in Columbus, Ohio, concluded Monday afternoon with the organization moving into the future with some new andupdated initiatives.   During the two-day meetings, the directors were updated on the progress made in the industry's social media initiative; given a detailed overview with a video presentation of the USTA's innovative, new ...
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Account Rollover gives Randy Waples 6,000 wins

on 03/31/2014 2:00 AM
Monday night was memorable for Randy Waples as the veteran driver notched his 6,000 career win at Woodbine. Waples guided Account Rollover to a 1:52.3 victory in the second of two Youthful Series divisions for Hall of Fame trainer Bob McIntosh to capture the milestone.   "It's such a special feeling to reach any milestone let alone 6000,” Waples said following the win. "It was...
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Delaware stakes for fillies held at Dover

on 03/31/2014 2:00 AM
Seboomook Fool Yah led off the second leg of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $20,000 preliminaries with a strong 1:54.4 performance Monday at Dover Downs. Jonigold won the second division wire-to-wire also in 1:54.4 and Angel Face took the third split.   The Allan Davis-driven Seboomook Fool Yah took the lead from post 7 in the opening $20,000 prelim and fought off a stron...
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Foiled Again one of four Levy repeat winners

on 03/30/2014 2:00 AM
He stopped surprising me a long time ago,” driver Yannick Gingras said before Foiled Again's 200th career start. There would be no surprises Saturday night, as Foiled Again's 78th lifetime victory was among his simplest in round two of Yonkers Raceway's George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series.   Leaving from post position  in the last of four, $50,000 divisions, Foiled Agai...
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Avatartist strong in Hirt Series final

on 03/30/2014 2:00 AM
On paper, the $83,000 Clyde Hirt final Saturday night at the Meadowlands appeared to be a wide open race. But on the racetrack, it was anything but.   Avatartist, sent off as the 9-5 favorite, made the early lead in :26.1 prior to yielding to the pocket. Driver Dave Miller made an aggressive move down the backstretch, reclaiming the lead past a :53.3 half. The Buckeye threw down the...
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Summer Indian, Jammin Joshua win Hoosier features

on 03/30/2014 2:00 AM
On a cold night in Indiana, odds-on favorites were hot at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as both of the favorites delivered in the $22,000 featured trot and pace on Saturday.   Kicking things off for the evening, current world record holder, Summer Indian was able to overcome a tough, first-over trip to make his seasonal debut a winning one in 1:57.3 in the featured trot. &nbs...
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Fox Valley Deuce cruises at Balmoral

on 03/30/2014 2:00 AM
After opening his second season with two very impressive scores over "older open” company, Paula Smith and James Runyan's Fox Valley Deuce took his first crack at state-bred stakes company on Saturday night at Balmoral Park in the $10,000 Taurus Bomber Stake.   The gelded son of Sportsmaster-Dodger Girl had no problem keeping his perfect slate intact as he cruised to an easy 4 1/2...
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USTA Board meets Sunday in Columbus

on 03/30/2014 2:00 AM
The annual convocation of directors of the United States Trotting Association got underway Sunday afternoon in Columbus, Ohio.   With Chairman of the Board Ivan Axelrod presiding, the assembled directors heard from Robert Schmitz, chairman of the Ohio Racing Commission. Schmitz spoke on the importance of harness racing to the Ohio economy and the support of Governor John Kasich...
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Blue Chip Matchmaker continues at Yonkers

on 03/29/2014 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Friday night hosted the second round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker, its premier series for Open Mare pacers. Four, $40,000 divisions went postward.   The first event saw pole-sitting Ideal in Vegas (Jordan Stratton, $11.80) retake from Let's Go Higher (Jason Bartlett) before a 28-second opening quarter-mile, then paced away from the premises (:57, 1:25, season's-best ...
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JK Letitgo stretches win streak to 7

on 03/29/2014 2:00 AM
Friday night at the Meadowlands offered co-features with a top field of pacing mares up first in the $25,000 A/B Handicap eighth race. JK Letitgo continued her form spree for Delaware connections winning her seventh straight since her purchase from the Tattersalls January Mixed Sale for a price of $65,000, earning a sub 1:50 record in the process.   The Western Ideal mare was held o...
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American Girl wins 2014 debut at Hoosier Park

on 03/29/2014 2:00 AM
American Girl and Peter Wrenn made their seasonal debut a winning one at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as they captured the featured event, a $22,000 Invitational pace for fillies and mares, on Friday. After winning an epic stretch duel, the 5-year-old mare bested her rivals with a final time of 1:55.2 in front of a packed house that turned out for the opening night of the season. ...
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Blossom 3FP Series underway at Woodbine

on 03/29/2014 2:00 AM
Thirteen sophomore pacing fillies made their way to Woodbine Racetrack on Friday evening to contest in the opening round of the Blossom Series.   Heavily-favored Rock N Roll Xample and Violet Bayama captured there respective $15,000 splits in races one and two.   Sent off at 1-5, Rock N Roll Xample and Randy Waples was much the best in 1:54.1.   Waples elected ...
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Imagine Hanover romps by 11 in Weaver final

on 03/29/2014 2:00 AM
Imagine Hanover completed his sweep of the Ken Weaver Memorial Trot at The Meadows by romping away with Friday's $27,750 championship and rolling up a combined, four-leg victory margin of 36 3/4 lengths.   Also taking series championships were Partyatbartsplace — who also swept his four legs — Hierarchy and Stirling Bella. Brett Miller (Imagine Hanover, Hierarchy) and Aaron Merr...
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Elite Awards wins fastest of DSBF 3CP splits

on 03/28/2014 2:00 AM
Elite Awards won the fastest of three $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) $20,000 Three-Year-Old Male pace preliminaries, with Casino Bags Carlo and Go Big Spinder, the others while Emeritus Maximus takes the $30,000 Preferred Handicap on a speed-filled Thursday at Dover Downs.   George Dennis took Elite Awards to the front and continued on for a 1:54.2 success ...
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Up Front Kellie Joe repeats at Northfield

on 03/28/2014 2:00 AM
Last weeks feature winner, Up Front Kellie Jo was up to the task again in the $10,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace on Thursday in Northfield Park's 10th race. She is trained by Rob Harmon for owners C. Ed Mullinax and Mark Ford. Josh Sutton has been in the bike for the consecutive victories.   Up Front Kellie Jo (Bettor's Delight-Life's Highway-Life Sign) started from the secon...
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Two horses die in Flamboro race accident

on 03/28/2014 2:00 AM
The final race on Thursday's 12-race card at Flamboro Downs was declared a "no contest" by the ORC Judges following a first-turn accident that eventually led to a head-on collision later in the race and the death of two horses.   Banana Joes Bar (J. Bradley Harris) made a break in stride going into the first turn when making a bid for the lead, and that set off a chain reaction...
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Cat Manzi retires from driving

on 03/28/2014 2:00 AM
Racing fans of every generation will no longer be seeing the familiar blue and white colors of long time fan favorite and Hall of Famer Catello Manzi behind the starting gate.   During the course of a 40-year career, Manzi has endured plenty of hard knocks—more broken bones that he can remember and multiple concussions. For Manzi, all of these things have been just obstacles to be...
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28 nominated to Prix d'Ete 4-year-old pace

on 03/28/2014 2:00 AM
Excitement is the air as 28 nominations from the top 4-year-old pacers in North America were received for the Sept. 21 harness celebration at Hippodrome 3R for the renewal of the Prix d'Été. The race will be the richest purse for 4-year-old pacers in 2014 at $200,000. In fact nine of the top 10 three-year-old money winning colts and geldings of 2013 were nominated.   T...
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