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Itrustyou sets 1:49.2 record at Meadows

on 11/19/2013 12:00 AM
Itrustyou thwarted an early bid from Sam Hill and cruised home in a track-record 1:49.2 in Tuesday's $18,000 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   Although Itrustyou left outside Sam Hill, the 5-year-old Third Straight-Dynamic Lady got the jump on his rival, parked him and disposed of him down the backside. When no other challengers emerged, Itrustyou rolled him at 3-5 for Dave ...
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Brennan, Marean, Schmitz to be honored by HHI

on 11/19/2013 12:00 AM
John Brennan, a columnist for New Jersey's Bergen Record, has been selected to receive the Harness Horsemen International's Clyde Hirt Media Award for 2013.   Brennan and two others will be honored at the HHI's Awards Luncheon at the Embassy Suites Deerfield Beach Resort & Spa, Deerfield Beach, FL on March 5, 2014.   "I'm very appreciative of this honor, especial...
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DSBF freshman prelims continue at Dover

on 11/19/2013 12:00 AM
The focus was on freshman trotters on Tuesday at Dover Downs.as second leg Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund $20,000 two-year-old preliminaries continued with Boo's The Boss, Call Me Hal and I Like My Boss recording victories.   In the first division, Winbak Charles M and driver Jeff Fout were the apparent 2:01.3 winners, but because of a racing infraction on the last tu...
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Track records fall in Matron finals

on 11/18/2013 12:00 AM
The biggest night in Delaware racing history featured five track records in the eight Matron Stakes events with more than $1.32 million in purses at stake on an unusually mild Sunday at Dover Downs.   The first race of the card was the $164,250 Matron for 3-year-old filly trotters and it produced a track record-equaling 1:53.2 by the Corey Callahan-driven Ma Chere Hall. Th...
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Coletta in critical condition after accident

on 11/18/2013 12:00 AM
Driver Anthony Coletta, 31, is in critical condition at the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia after suffering injuries in a race at Harrah's Philadelphia late Sunday afternoon. Coletta suffered head injuries and was in critical condition late Sunday evening after surgery.   Coletta was involved in an accident in Race 11. In the last turn of th...
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Canadian Sportsman closing after 143 years

on 11/18/2013 12:00 AM
The Canadian Sportsman, Canada's oldest magazine, will cease publishing in December 2013. Dedicated to the sport of harness horse racing, The Canadian Sportsman produced its first edition in 1870 and ran continuously for 143 years.   "Several factors have led to this very difficult decision," said Canadian Sportsman president Gary Foerster. "Print magazines face unprecedented challe...
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Average up at Forest City, but still down from '11

on 11/18/2013 12:00 AM
The Forest City Yearling Sale was held Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 16 and 17, and posted an increase in the average price from its 2012 auction. The average climbed from $10,518 to $13,524, a 28.6 percent increase. However, the 2013 average was still down 26.1 percent from the figure of $18,311 generated at the 2011 auction. The median price at this year's sale--the point where half the yearling...
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Winless Wake Up Peter closing in on dubious record

on 11/18/2013 12:00 AM
Even if Wake Up Peter fails to win a race this year, he still will have a memorable season when it comes to money.   Although winless in 17 races, Wake Up Peter has earned $304,291 – a total good enough for 18th place among all 3-year-old North American pacers in 2013. And if he ends the campaign without a victory, he will have earned more money than any winless 3-year-old pacer i...
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Mister Herbie in 1:53 in Big M dress rehearsel

on 11/18/2013 12:00 AM
Monday evening's qualifiers served as a dress rehearsal for Saturday night's grand opening of Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment's brand new grandstand. Meadowlands employees and their families were invited to Pink, the terraced dining room in the new building, for a complimentary tasting of the new menu and give the servers a test run of the facility.   The races began at 6 p.m...
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Vintage Master to stand in New Jersey in '14

on 11/18/2013 12:00 AM
The list of those bullish on the resurgence of New Jersey's racing and breeding industry continues to grow, as Brittany Stallion Management announced Tuesday that multiple world champion Vintage Master will relocate there for 2014.   Vintage Master p,4,1:48.1f ($2,160,953) will stand at Walnridge Farm of New Jersey for a fee of $3,500. He stood his first two seasons in Ontario...
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Spend It All cashes in at Dover

on 11/18/2013 12:00 AM
Spend It All, one of two 3 year olds in the $15,000 filly and mare winners-over pace, bested five other starters in 1:52.1 to win the Monday regular card feature at Dover Downs.   Owned by Brooke Givens and Steve Head, the sophomore daughter of Tell All-Dream Card proved much the best driven by Jim Morand to her 14th victory of the season in 25 races. Les Givens trains the winn...
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Anvil Raider N wins 20th of year at Northfield

on 11/18/2013 12:00 AM
Anvil Raider N crossed the finish line in 1:57.2 in winning the seventh race on Monday at Northfield Park. This is the 20th time that Anvil Raider N has been triumphant in 2013.   Having 20 wins this year ties Anvil Raider N with Haroun Hanover for the second winningest horse in North America in 2013. Only Tracy's Song (21) has scored more victories this year than Anvil Raider N...
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Export handle shows increase at Vernon

on 11/18/2013 12:00 AM
For the third consecutive season, Vernon Downs experienced a double-digit increase in export handle, the amount of money wagered at off-track locations on races at Vernon Downs.   For the 2013 season, which concluded Nov. 9, export handle was up 17 percent. In the past three seasons, the export handle has increased a total of 63 percent.   "Posting a third straight handle...
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Ardyne Ace wins open pace at Yonkers

on 11/17/2013 12:00 AM
Look up "perfect trip" in the harness dictionary and you find Ardyne Ace (George Brennan) Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $37,000 Open Handicap Pace. Unhurried early from post position No. 4, Ardyne Ace saw Great Vintage (Larry Stalbaum) loop Sapphire City (Brian Sears) early, then get caught wide again as 8-5 favorite China Grill (Pat Lachance) pulled pocket right in front of h...
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Red Hot Yankee takes Pompano feature

on 11/17/2013 12:00 AM
Red Hot Yankee, an invader from Indiana owned, trained and driven by Ed Hensley, made his first appearance at Pompano Park a winning one when he captured the $10,000 Open 1 Pace on Saturday night. The nine year-old son of Artsplace snuck through along the pylons at mid-stretch to, first, get by the leading Special Strides (Rick Plano) and, then, held off the ferocious close of the even mo...
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Archetto Hanover breaks maiden in Abe Lincoln

on 11/16/2013 12:00 AM
Archetto Hanover captured the $87,000 Abe Lincoln Stake in 1:55.2 after a brutal stretch duel that necessitated a photo to decide the winner in the one mile test for freshman pacing colts and geldings.   The freshman son of Bettor's Delight picked up his maiden victory in his 18th try for driver Lewayne Miller and trainer Erv Miller and pushed his career earnings to $137,076. &nb...
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Pertty Music takes Cinderella; Galt to Rossini

on 11/16/2013 12:00 AM
Pertty Music used a three-wide move around Maywood's final turn to win the $73,000 Cinderella Stake for sophomore pacing fillies in 1:53.2 while Rossini won the Galt for 3-year-old trotters.   John DeLong piloted the Tom Harmer trained, owned and bred daughter of Jereme's Jet-My Metallica to her fifth win of the season and sixth career victory.   "I got away fourth ...
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Word Power captures $176,000 Windy City

on 11/16/2013 12:00 AM
Word Power did all the talking in the Windy City Pace, coming up the inside lane to capture Maywood Park's premiere event in 1:51.4 on Friday night. It was the first stakes win of the season for Word Power, who defeated Lucan Hanover.   Scott Zeron steered the 3-year-old son of Western Ideal-Lush Limbaugh for trainer Larry Remmen and owner Bradley J. Grant of Milton, Ontario. &nb...
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Feeling You tops in Yonkers mare feature

on 11/16/2013 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's Friday night $37,000 co-featured Open Handicaps--Pace for the ladies and Trot for any who could pass initiation--were won by millionairess-in-waiting Feeling You (Jason Bartlett, $5.50) and a couldn't-be-any-simpler Brando's Muscle Man (Eric Goodell, $4).   Ordered behind the eight-ball for her first local try since mid-September, a wide-early Feeling You worked ar...
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Yankee Cruiser to Sugar Valley Farm for 2014

on 11/16/2013 12:00 AM
Sugar Valley Farm and the Yankee Cruiser syndicate are pleased to announce that Yankee Cruiser will stand at the Delaware, Ohio nursery for the 2014 breeding season. The son of Artiscape out of the Jate Lobell mare A Yankee Classic has sired four sub 1:50 performers and winners of $24.6 million, including Sweet Lou (1:47.4s - $2,054,001) and the 2012 Jugette champion, Darena Hanover (1:50...
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