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Another new bill for feds to handle doping

on 05/20/2013 2:00 AM
U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and Representatives Joe Pitts (R-PA), Ed Whitfield (R-KY), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and Anna Eshoo (D-CA) have introduced the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act of 2013 to regulate/prohibit substances, methods and treatments that may be used in racing. The legislation is not the same as the bill they introduced in the last Congress. The bill calls for a new "indep...
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Sweet 16 for Tracys Song!

on 05/20/2013 2:00 AM
In what turned out to be a new track record performance, Tracys Song scored her 16th consecutive victory at Monticello Raceway on Monday afternoon when the 8-year-old pacing mare toured the double oval in 1:57.3, once again with Bruce Aldrich Jr. at the controls.   Her victory erased the former mark of 15 wins in a row set by Northern Chief and driver Mike Merton in 2010. ...
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Callahan still in control in dash standings

on 05/20/2013 2:00 AM
Corey Callahan was slow to embrace working with racehorses, but he's been quick to win driving them.   The 35-year-old Callahan is the winningest harness racing driver in North America this year, entering Monday with 299 victories. Last month Callahan wrapped up his fourth consecutive leading driver title at Dover Downs in Delaware and he is third in the standings at Harrah's Philad...
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Papa Ray scores in Harrington debut

on 05/20/2013 2:00 AM
Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi's Papa Ray ($7.40, Jim Morand) made his Delaware debut a winning one Monday by capturing the $18,000 featured Open Pace in 1:52.3.   Trained by Ron Burke, the 4-year-old Village Jolt stallion mounted his attack second-over behind Beavercreek Artist towards three-quarters as pacesetter Fissato set fractions of :27.1, :56.1 and 1:24.2. Papa Ray ...
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Lislea Moran, Classical Man win Northfield opens

on 05/20/2013 2:00 AM
Lislea Moran was first across the wire in the $6,000 Open Pace in Northfield Park's opening race on Monday. Thomas O'Donnell owns the 7-year-old pacer. Trainer Andy Rickert called upon Northfield Park Wall of Famer Greg Grismore to drive the gelding.   Lislea Moran (Lislea-L'etoile) started from post one and sat the pocket through fractions of :27.3, :56 and 1:24.1. Grismore pu...
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Maven sets record in Miss Versatility opener

on 05/20/2013 2:00 AM
In just the first start of her 4-year-old campaign, Maven lowered the Woodbine track record and equaled the Canadian record for older trotting mares in her division of the $30,000 Miss Versatility Series.   Maven, who captured the Breeders Crown last October at Woodbine, got under the wire first in 1:52 for regular pilot Yannick Gingras.   One More Ginny (Mario Baillargeo...
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Meadowlands card lives up to the hype

on 05/19/2013 2:00 AM
Saturday night at the Meadowlands Championship Meet featured the Arthur J Cutler Memorial, which may well have been the most exciting edition in the stake's sixteen year history with four top trotters hitting the wire together. In addition, the $100,000 Meadowlands Maturity for older pacers was contested with Sweet Lou a winner, plus New Jersey Sires Stakes for 3-year-...
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Scioto wagering sitting high

on 05/19/2013 2:00 AM
Scioto Downs Racino is holding steady at a 33% increase in wagering this year over 2012.  While racing four nights vs three nights per week, Scioto is averaging $164,951 per night in total handle. A large crowd came out to view the Preakness and stayed well through the 14 race card Saturday.  Man He Can Skoot won the Open pace in 1:51.2 for Virgil Morgan, Jr. and driver Greg G...
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Arch Madness gets 1, Take My Picture PP2

on 05/19/2013 2:00 AM
The draw for Sweden's prestigious Elitlopp was held Sunday, and America's hopes for the race, Arch Madness and Take My Picture, drew posts 1 and 2, respectively, in separate eliminations.   The fields are as follws. Elimination 1: 1--Nesta Effe (trainer­ Holger Ehlert), 2--Take My Picture ( Nik Drennan), 3--Timoko (Richard Westerink), 4--Formula One (Reijo Liljendahl), 5--Raja...
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Western Trademark captures feature at Tioga

on 05/19/2013 2:00 AM
In Sunday afternoon’s $16,000 open handicap pace, Western Trademark and Mike Simons used a tough first over grind to hang on for victory at Tioga Downs. Leaving from post position number four, Western Trademark settled in third as One More Laugh (Ray Schnittker) cut through an opening quarter of 27.3. Mike Simons pulled first over from third past the three eighth’s mile mark of the race, a...
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"Captain" wins; Normandy Invasion sets track mark

on 05/19/2013 2:00 AM
Captaintreacherous won his 2013 debut on Sunday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, cruising to an under-wraps 1:49.4 victory in a $62,587 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes division. Martini Hanover won the first of the four Sires Stakes splits in 1:49.3 to kick off the PASS season for the pacing colts while trainer Brian Brown sent out the other two winners, Beach Memories (1:50.3) and Normand...
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NJSS winners; $53,201 payoff in Pick 4

on 05/18/2013 2:00 AM
The first New Jersey Sires Stakes events of the year were the three year old colt & filly trots on Friday night at The Meadowlands.   Smilin Eli made his first career start a stakes winning endeavor by wearing down the Takter entry of Muscle Mountain and Corky to score in 1:54.4 in the $34,000 colt division. A homebred from Nick Cimino's multiple stakes winning mare Gerri's Joy,...
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Curtsy Hanover's 1:54.1 fastest in PASS

on 05/18/2013 2:00 AM
Finding a late seam inside, Curtsy Hanover poured through the Lightning Lane to pull off a 21-1 upset victory in Friday's $236,320 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows.   The event for 3-year-old filly trotters, known as the Stenographer, was contested over four divisions, with Frau Blucher, Mistery Woman and Drink The Wine also taking $59,080 splits. Jim Morrill, Jr. enjoyed a s...
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New Track Record at Scioto

on 05/18/2013 2:00 AM
With an opening quarter of :26.4, it looked like the Fillies & Mares Open would be a fast mile but no one figured Betterluvnexttime would set a new track record.  Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. guided the five-year-old American Ideal mare to a mile in 1:51.2, which also was her new lifetime best, and set the new track record for aged pacing mares. Al Tomlinson trains Betterluvnexttime fo...
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Fox Valley Norman sharp in sophomore debut

on 05/18/2013 2:00 AM
Sawgrass Farms Fox Valley Norman returned ready to roll for his sophomore debut cruising to an easy 2 ¼ length triumph in 1:54.0 while knocking off eight other Illinois conceived and foaled three-year-old pacing colts in Friday night’s $12,000 Gosox Stake at Maywood Park. Sent right to the front by driver John De Long, the gelded son of Yankee Skyscaper-Lake Hills Nan rattled off split...
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Odds On Equuleus qualifies in 1:50.3

on 05/18/2013 2:00 AM
Odds On Equuleus led the sophomore generation in qualifying action at the Meadowlands Saturday morning. With John Campbell along for the ride, Odds On Equuleus jogged to a 2 1/2-length victory in 1:50.3. The Art Major colt carved out fractions of :28, :55.3 (:27.3 second quarter) and 1:23.4 before sprinting home in :26.4 for trainer Robin Schadt and Odds On Racing Stable.   The 3-ye...
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‘Nifty’ hopes to continue winning ‘beat’

on 05/18/2013 2:00 AM
Beatgoeson Hanover will look to continue her winning ways in her division of the $30,000 Miss Versatility, Monday at Woodbine. Trained by Richard ‘Nifty’ Norman, the daughter of Andover Hall has posted three-straight wins south of the border. "She’s on top of her game right now,” Norman said. "I couldn’t be happier with the way she’s been racing and finishing her miles. S...
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Spill mars closing day at Freehold

on 05/18/2013 2:00 AM
Don’t Sugarcoat It won the featured $26,000 Ken Fischer Memorial Final while a spill in the fourth race marred closing day of the winter-spring meet at Freehold Raceway, on Saturday, May 18, 2013. "All the horses are in good shape and the drivers competed in later races,” reported Freehold’s PJ Iovino, the assistant racing secretary.  "It was the only accident we had all meet....
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Condren back to victory lane

on 05/18/2013 2:00 AM
Steve Condren, who last participated in a pari-mutuel race in November of 2012, returned to victory lane on Saturday at Woodbine. After wintering in Florida, Condren teamed up with trainer Ben Wallace as he guided Big McDeal to a 1:50.1 score in the opening dash of the program. Condren, who has battled cancer since the spring of 2011, was inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall ...
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Sevruga wires field to win Cutler final in 1:51

on 05/18/2013 2:00 AM
Sevruga virtually wired the field to capture the $180,000 Arthur J. Cutler Memorial Trot final in 1:51 Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Driver Andy Miller sent Sevruga to the lead from post six and they beat Opening Night and John Campbell to the pylons and then controlled the race.   Sevruga broke the beam at the opening quarter in :27 with Modern family on his back. Going to the...
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