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FL Breeders' Super Night Saturday at Pompano

on 11/29/2013 12:00 AM
Pompano Park plays host to Florida Breeders' Super Night this Saturday night with over $425,000 up for grabs in the eight race championship series.   The festivities kick off with two non-betting events beginning with the $50,300 Breeders Stake Final for the two year-old pacing colts and geldings.   Tough Issue and Warlock will be among the combatants locking horns in their se...
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Cat Manzi back driving, wins at Freehold

on 11/29/2013 12:00 AM
With his fifth drive of the day, Cat Manzi reached the winner's circle at Freehold Raceway on Friday, Nov. 29.   It marked the return of the Hall of Fame driver who was sidelined since Sept. 6 when he suffered multiple pelvic fractures in a racing accident at Freehold. For Manzi, the victory was 14,790th of his career. He is third highest all time winningest driver in harness racing...
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Handsoffmycookie takes Yonkers Open

on 11/29/2013 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's Black Friday night $37,000 co-featured Open Handicaps--Pace for the ladies and Trot for anyone duly deputized--were won by a perfectly-pocketed Handsoffmycookie (Dan Dube, $6.70) and a second-up Super Manning (Matt Kakaley, $4.40).   Leaving from post position 4, "Cookie" was in play early, making the first lead. She then gave it up to 8-5 choice Feeling You (Jason ...
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Thorn In Your Side wins Autumn for 3PC

on 11/29/2013 12:00 AM
Woodbine Racetrack was the host of four Autumn Series finals on Friday evening, featuring sophomores of both gaits and sexes. In the $34,700 glamor boy final, Thorn In Your Side and Anthony MacDonald got the jump on their rivals down the stretch to score in a career-best clocking of 1:51.   MacDonald and Thorn In Your Side were the first leaders, but allowed Grantor Hanover (Randy Waples)...
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Progess Pace headlines Sunday at Dover

on 11/28/2013 12:00 AM
The Progress Pace, the signature event of Dover Downs’ impressive month-long "Novemberfest” of stakes racing, is the $284,164 feature of more than $500,000 in events on a big Sunday, December 1 program. Last Sunday, in the Progress Pace elimination and with race favorite Vegas Vacation scratched, Twilight Bonfire, owned by Bob Key, pulled a stunning upset at 20-1 odds on a cold and wind...
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I Like My Boss takes $100k Delaware 2YOCT final

on 11/27/2013 12:00 AM
I Like My Boss remained unbeaten when Jonathan Roberts drove the winner of the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2-year-old colt and gelding trot final on a rainy, damp Tuesday, Nov. 26, at Dover Downs. Meet leader Corey Callahan drove seven winners.   After sweeping both his $20,000 preliminaries, his first two lifetime starts, I Like My Boss, a gelded son of Don Boss ...
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A vote will generate $1 for Meals-on-Wheels

on 11/27/2013 12:00 AM
Saturday’s TVG FFA Pace at the New Meadowlands that pits the 3-year-old Captaintreacherous against a group of world champion older war horses, including Foiled Again and Pet Rock, is sure to be one of the most exciting races of the year. To help celebrate the race, the Meadowlands, in conjunction with the USTA and Converseon, has launched a social media promotion designed to not only build exc...
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Muscle Hill moving to PA for 2014 season

on 11/27/2013 12:00 AM
Southwind Farm has announced that trotting stallion Muscle Hill will be standing at stud at Bill Mulligan's Marion Farms in New Hope, Pa., for the 2014 breeding season. While Southwind Farm is based in Pennington, NJ, the syndicate is moving the stallion across the border because of the decline in the New Jersey Sires Stakes program.   Mike Klau, Syndicate Manager for Southwind Farm and t...
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Gingras says Charisma Hanover better than ever

on 11/27/2013 12:00 AM
Charisma Hanover has charmed driver Yannick Gingras with her recent form as he gets ready to race the 3-year-old filly pacer in Saturday's $167,500 Nadia Lobell Stakes at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Gingras and Charisma Hanover will leave from post seven in the field of eight 3-year-old fillies. Charisma Hanover has won 13 of 19 races this season, including seven of her last eight start...
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New Weekend Preview now available

on 11/27/2013 12:00 AM
The latest edition of HarnessRacing Weekend Preview is now available, and it's a must-read edition because of the epic battle expected Saturday night at the Meadowlands with Captaintreacherous taking on older foes in the $500,000 TVG Free-For-All Pace. The latest edition also includes news about Market Share, Odds On Amethyst, and other contenders for the rich stakes slated for Saturday night at...
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New Weekend Preview now available

on 11/27/2013 12:00 AM
The latest edition of HarnessRacing Weekend Preview is now available, and it's a must-read edition because of the epic battle expected Saturday night at the Meadowlands with Captaintreacherous taking on older foes in the $500,000 TVG Free-For-All Pace. The latest edition also includes news about Market Share, Odds On Amethyst, and other contenders for the rich stakes slated for Saturday night at...
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New Weekend Preview now available

on 11/27/2013 12:00 AM
The latest edition of HarnessRacing Weekend Preview is now available, and it's a must-read edition because of the epic battle expected Saturday night at the Meadowlands with Captaintreacherous taking on older foes in the $500,000 TVG Free-For-All Pace. The latest edition also includes news about Market Share, Odds On Amethyst, and other contenders for the rich stakes slated for Saturday night at...
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Franceschetti performing well in Toronto

on 11/27/2013 12:00 AM
Mark Horner is the first to admit that he's not a Toronto Maple Leafs fan, but when he hears the name Franceschetti, he can't help but get excited.   Franceschetti, a four-year-old gelding who is named after the veteran NHLer Lou Franceschetti, has back-to-back wins at Woodbine, including a victory in the $34,000 Preferred Pace this past Saturday.   Horner, who trains a stable of 2...
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Kelsey's Commando wins Delaware 2YOFT final

on 11/26/2013 12:00 AM
Kelsey’s Commando won the 2-year-old filly trot, the first of four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2-year-old finals on Monday, Nov. 25 at Dover Downs.   Vic Kirby drove Kelsey’s Commando into the lead from post seven, taking the lead after reaching the opening quarter.  The filly then maintained her superiority for a lifetime best 2:00.1 victory on a chilly l...
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"Nitelife" suffers slab fracture of knee

on 11/26/2013 12:00 AM
The 3-year-old pacing filly I Luv The Nitelife has suffered an injury and will miss Saturday night's Nadia Lobell Pace at the Meadowlands. The filly suffered a slab fracture of her right front knee on Tuesday morning when she trained in a leisurely 2:15.   "She trained well this morning and was real good, and she cooled out fine. About an hour and a half later, she was lame," said Chris R...
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Cat Manzi returns to sulky Friday at Freehold

on 11/26/2013 12:00 AM
Hall of Fame driver Cat Manzi, who suffered multiple pelvic fractures in a racing accident at Freehold Raceway on Sept. 6, returns to action on Friday, Nov. 29. It is a Thanksgiving wish come-true for the Manzi family.   "Cat has been cleared by the doctor [today] and will be back driving on Friday,” Ellen Manzi, his wife, texted this morning.   Word got out of Manzi's return to ...
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Doubledown Gass finds best form for Autumn

on 11/26/2013 12:00 AM
It's safe to say that Doubledown Gass has certainly found his best stride in the latter part of the year, and owner/trainer/driver Reg Gassien can only hope that continues in the $33,600 Autumn Stakes final, Friday at Woodbine.   The homebred son of Majestic Son has crafted a 3-2-0 record in his last five starts, including a victory and runner-up finish in both preliminary legs of the ser...
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The Captain taking on older foes in TVG FFA

on 11/26/2013 12:00 AM
Still glowing from a grand opening of the new facility just days ago, the fall harness meet at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment presents a stellar stakes card worth over $3.4 million in purses to the very best horses in racing on Saturday, Nov. 30. Headlining the star-studded program are the $500,000 finals of the Inaugural TVG Free For All trot and pace.   The pace (race 10) offers...
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Bee A Magician's win streak on line Saturday

on 11/26/2013 12:00 AM
Sixteen down, one to go. Bee A Magician will try to complete a perfect season Saturday night when she faces nine foes in the $253,000 Moni Maker Stakes for 3-year-old filly trotters at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Ranked No. 1 in the sport's current Top 10 poll, Bee A Magician is 16-for-16 this year, with $1.42 million in earnings. She will start the Moni Maker from post eight for trainer Ric...
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Send your memories to Canadian Sportsman

on 11/25/2013 12:00 AM
The Canadian Sportsman is seeking contributions from the harness racing industry to celebrate the life of Canada's oldest magazine.   In 300 words or less, please email your thoughts, memories, stories, comments — just about anything you want to say about the magazine — to editor Dave Briggs (dbriggs@canadiansportsman.ca) before noon (eastern time) on Thursday, Dec.5.   We will...
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