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Brooks returns to federal detention center

on 08/31/2010 2:00 AM
Newsday.com is reporting that David Brooks is being transferred back to a federal detention center on Tuesday, Aug. 31 after spending more than a week in the Nassau County jail. Brooks had lodged a series of complaints about his treatment in the detention center. Brooks is still awaiting a verdict in the $185-million fraud case involving body armor company DHB Industries. The jury has sent severa...
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Mighty M will be the scene of the Caretakers Classic

on 08/31/2010 2:00 AM
Monticello Raceway, the Catskill Mountain racetrack that has offered  such “unforgettable” events as the Battle of the Bosses, the Legal Eagle Pace, The Elephantonian, the Little Grey Jug, the Au Revoir, the Lady Godiva, the Metamucil Mile, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Pace and the Passover Pace, to name a few, is at it again.   Coming on Wednesday, Sept. 8, and Thursday, ...
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Big night at Mohawk on Saturday

on 08/31/2010 2:00 AM
Many of North America’s best trotters and pacers will assemble at Mohawk Racetrack this Saturday night as the Campbellville oval plays host to one of the biggest programs of the season which includes the $1 million Metro Pace, $688,000 Shes A Great Lady Stakes and the $780,000 Canadian Pacing Derby.   The Metro final was established after a quartet of eliminations was held this past Sat...
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Co-favorites named in first Jug Future pool

on 08/30/2010 2:00 AM
One More Laugh and Rock N Roll Heaven are solid co-favorites in the first of two future wagering pools for the 2010 Little Brown Jug. The two colts are 3-1 following four days of wagering.   “This is a very close race and these two colts seem to stand out in the early betting,” said Phil Terry, general manager and director of marketing for the Delaware County Fair. “We had a lot of pa...
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Pictures Of Millie equals Pocono track mark

on 08/30/2010 2:00 AM
Veteran trainer Jim McGettigan enjoyed a big win on Monday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs when his homebred filly Pictures Of Millie equaled the track record with her 1:53.4 victory.   Pictures Of Millie, a 3-year-old filly by Malabar Millennium, was driven to the victory by George Napolitano Jr. The track mark had been established by Christiana Hanover one month e...
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Unrecognized Saint repeat winner at Northfield

on 08/30/2010 2:00 AM
Shirley Otto’s Unrecognized Saint ($3.40) posted his second straight Northfield Park Open Pace win Saturday, despite being assigned the outside post 8 in the nine-horse field. Dan Charlino bided his time as B T Attack posted fractions of 27.2, 56.3 and 1:26.2. He was pressured throughout by Camcoder, but Charlino moved three wide, catching cover from Shell I Attack, the only mare in the field, a...
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Adios quartet could meet up again in PASS final

on 08/30/2010 2:00 AM
When Versado, Pang Shui, We Will See and Nova Artist last got together, they helped produce one of the most exciting editions of the Delvin Miller Adios in the 44-year history of the Pace for the Orchids. Six horses--among them Versado, Pang Shui and We Will See--finished within 1 1/2 lengths of the winner, Delmarvalous, in a stretch drive for the ages.   Now, the quartet is scheduled to ge...
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Lisa America beats Torvald Palema

on 08/30/2010 2:00 AM
The Lou Guida-owned Lisa America, driven by Torbjorn Jansson, wore down the favorite Torvald Palema to win the Sundsvall Open at the Bergsaaker track in Sweden on Sunday. The 5-year-old Varenne mare's time was a mile rate of 1:56.1 for the 1 5/16th mile distance. The time set a record for the age group for the distance (2,140 meters).   Lisa America was parked throughout, racing third-...
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Ticket To Rock sets NJSS record

on 08/30/2010 2:00 AM
Ticket To Rock took the lead with a :26.4 opening quarter mile and coasted to a record-setting 1:52.3 victory Saturday in the $100,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Premier Division Championship final for 3-year-old pacing fillies at Freehold Raceway.   With David Miller driving, the daughter of Rocknroll Hanover, won by 4 3/4 lengths over Rockn Highland (Rocknroll Hanover), as By Your Side (...
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Second NJ summit set for Sept. 10 at track

on 08/30/2010 2:00 AM
The second New Jersey "gaming summit" about the state's horse racing, casino and entertainment industries has been set for Friday, Sept. 10, at the Meadowlands Racetrack's Pegasus restaurant.   The Bergen Record reported on Aug. 28 that the date of the meeting had been confirmed by state Sen. Paul Sarlo (D-Wood-Ridge).   The first summit took place in Atlanti...
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The Meadows announces fall schedule

on 08/30/2010 2:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino will not offer live racing Tuesday, Aug. 31, due to an on-site concert. Simulcasting at the track and its satellite facilities will be uninterrupted, and the casino remains open.   The track has announced its live racing schedule for the balance of the year, generally featuring four live cards per week. Post time each Monday, Tuesday and Friday is 12:55 pm...
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Nominations for Indiana late closers open

on 08/30/2010 2:00 AM
Indiana Standardbred Breed Development is sponsoring Late Closers, which will be hosted at Indiana Downs.  Nomination payments for the Late Closers are due September 15, 2010. To find more information including nomination forms, conditions, and schedules, please visit the Indiana Horse Racing Commission’s website at www.in.gov/hrc/2357.htm. For further information please contact Kelly Roush...
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Magee shines in American Nationals

on 08/29/2010 2:00 AM
The 2010 American National Stake season kicked off on Saturday, August 28th with a pair of three-year-old trotting events bringing some of North America’s top talent to the Crete oval. Both races attracted full fields of 10 with the colts going for a purse of $150,000 while their female counterparts battled for $131,500. When the smoke cleared after these battles it was Hall of Famer Dave Magee ...
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Vlos wins Open at Pocono Downs

on 08/29/2010 2:00 AM
Vlos, coming up from the Meadowlands in New Jersey, won the $24,000 open pace Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.Leaving from the No. 1 post, Tony Morgan quickly grabbed the early lead in the seven-horse field and produced a 2 and ½ length win over Southwind Tempo, the only mare in the race.Time of the mile was 1:50.1 with Drive All Night (Anthony Napolitano) finishing third.After the ...
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Doc’s Yankee fastest of Ohio Breeders Classic winners at Scioto

on 08/29/2010 2:00 AM
Doc’s Yankee and driver Dan Noble went to the front at the start of Ohio Breeders Classic for sophomore pacing males and dared anyone to catch him. And none of his half-dozen rivals could do that.Doc’s Yankee sailed across the wire in 1:53.1 courtesy of a final quarter in :27 seconds, which put him 2-1/2 lengths ahead of Sand Summerfield and Standing Tough. Kid Cruiser was fourth.The victory a...
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Temple Of Doom sets 1:52.4 world mark at Tioga

on 08/29/2010 2:00 AM
Temple Of Doom (above) set a world record at Tioga Downs on Sunday. Some of the best sophomore trotters in the world were gathered at Tioga for the 36th edition of The Harry M. Zweig Memorial Trot.  Lucky Chucky was the horse collecting the headlines heading into the race, but in the first $134,965 division of the Zweig Memorial, Temple Of Doom and David Miller stole the show with a wor...
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Buck I St Pat takes Maxie Lee Memorial in 1:52.2

on 08/29/2010 2:00 AM
No description for Buck I St Pat ($3.00) could be more apt than "a mare for the ages," as racecaller James Witherite exclaimed as the world champion mare drew off willingly to beat the boys in the $100,000 Maxie Lee Memorial Trot on Sunday afternoon at Harrah's Chester.   The 7-year-old Jailhouse Jesse mare saw a change of tactics, lacking clear racing room for much of the mile. Floating ne...
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Fleur de Lil, Pembroke Prayer win at Yonkers

on 08/28/2010 2:00 AM
When last we saw Fleur de Lil A and driver Eric Goodell, they were winning Yonkers Raceway's $42,500 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace from third-over.A fortnight later, same tactic, same result."Lil"--negotiating both the eight-hole a gapper in front of her--launched a big Friday  night move in and out of the final turn.LR Dancing Dream (Jim Pantaleano) made the lead passing a :27.1 open...
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Sports Fanatic shocks in Egyptian Stake

on 08/28/2010 2:00 AM
Trips can mean everything on a half-mile oval and that was exactly the case on Friday night as Bruce Pacitti and O’Toole Racing’s Sports Fanatic took advantage of a ground saving journey throughout the mile to spring a 16-1 upset in the $30,000 Egyptian Stake at Maywood Park. The final time was a very respectable 1:51.4 in this Illinois conceived and foaled test. Getting away third in the nine...
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Western Silk & Random Destiny take SBOA finals

on 08/28/2010 2:00 AM
A pair of Standardbred Breeders Of Ontario Association Stakes (SBOA) for three-year-old fillies headlined Friday's card at Mohawk Racetrack.Random Destiny delivered in the $168,383 trotting category for trainer/driver Riina Rekila tying the stakes record time of 1:54.1.Angostura left alertly from post eight for driver Keith Oliver and took command of her rivals past the opening quarter of :27.1. H...
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