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Waples wins 5,000th race

on 12/20/2009 12:00 AM
Randy Waples drove the 5,000th winner of his career Saturday night at Woodbine, reaching the milestone in the $50,000(C) Open Pace with the John Kopas-trained Keystone Horatio in 1:50.3.
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Front-end trips lead to Pompano winner's circle

on 12/20/2009 12:00 AM
Controlling front-end trips were the keys to success in both of the top class weekly events staged on the Saturday night card at the Isle Pompano Park.   Esmeralda Semalu returned to her dominant ways in the $13,000 Mares Open Pace for her first win of the meet. The 5-year-old daughter of Electric Stena-Anemone Semalue controlled the pace in :27.2, :56.4 and 1:24 to win under urging in...
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A perfect victory at Yonkers

on 12/19/2009 12:00 AM
Perfectionist (Dan Dube) whipped her elders for a second consecutive 7-1 Friday night victory, winning Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $36,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   Starting outside her seven rivals, Perfectionist was hung up four-wide leaving. Mach You and Me (Jason Bartlett)--the 7-10 people's preference--won the early battle for the baton. Mach You and Me led through op...
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Tom's OK Lady wins featured trot at The Meadows

on 12/19/2009 12:00 AM
Tom's OK Lady won a spirited battle for the early lead, then went on to a comfortable victory in Friday's $27,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.  
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Southwind Tempo ruled ineligible for O'Brien Award

on 12/19/2009 12:00 AM
The New Jersey Racing Commission issued a ruling (dated Dec. 1) suspending trainer Ross Croghan for 180 days and fining him $2,500 as the result of the horse Cammabis violating the state’s total carbon dioxide (TCO2) regulations on June 6, 2007, at the Meadowlands Racetrack. According to the ruling, Croghan’s suspension will be served from April 1, 2010 through and including Sept. 27, 2010. &...
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Keystone Wallis's story told by Pittsburgh newspaper

on 12/19/2009 12:00 AM
The story of Keystone Wallis, a winner of more than $600,000 who was almost sold for slaughter purposes but instead rescued by 26-year-old Kate Miller of Pittsburgh, was first brought to attention in The Horseman and Fair World magazine. The story was read by prominent veterinarian Dr. Patricia Hogan, who decided to adopt the 26-year-old mare. Now the story has been picked up by the Pitt...
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Storm forces cancellations

on 12/19/2009 12:00 AM
Racing at Yonkers, Freehold and Dover has been canceled for Saturday due to the winter storm moving up the Eastern seaboard of the U.S.
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Yonkers, Freehold, Dover cancel Saturday due to storm

on 12/19/2009 12:00 AM
Freehold Raceway, Yonkers Raceway and Dover Downs have cancelled live racing and simulcasting on Saturday, Dec. 19, due to the massive snow storm on the East Coast.   Freehold will reopen for simulcasting on Sunday, with live racing resuming on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 26. Yonkers will resume live racing on Monday night and will conclude its 2009 racing season on Tuesday night. Do...
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A tough lady wins Autumn final

on 12/18/2009 12:00 AM
Kor Mel Lil Lady survived a tough, parked-out trip to score a mild upset in the $45,200(C) Autumn Stakes final for 3-year-old filly trotters on Thursday night at Woodbine Racetrack.   The daughter of Malabar Maple-Kor Mel Glory parked through much of the first quarter before tucking briefly into fifth position past the :26.3 opening marker. Driver Phil Hudon brought her back outside in th...
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Artciano a stalking winner at Dover

on 12/18/2009 12:00 AM
Artciano pulled out of second on the final turn on the way to a 1:53.2 victory in the Ed Long Memorial at Dover Downs on Thursday.   Bret Brittingham stalked race favorite Sharky Osborne (Eric Goodell) from the start before taking on the leader as the field turned for home. In the stretch Artciano had the most pace to score his 10th win of the year for owner Larry Hughes. The Artiscape-Ar...
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Burke Stable sets new Meadows mark

on 12/18/2009 12:00 AM
Ron Burke established a record for training wins in a single season at The Meadows when Bandolero gave him his 352nd victory of 2009 in Thursday's third race. Burke, who is approaching $15 million in purses this year and leads all trainers in that category, brushed past The Meadows mark of 351 wins that he set with his father Mickey last year. (The Meadows)
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Jug to be featured on HRTV

on 12/18/2009 12:00 AM
The unsung work of Zenyatta's exercise rider, the rich history of the fabled Little Brown Jug, and a heartwarming success story of a retired Thoroughbred, are featured segments on the next episode of HRTV's "Inside Information," which airs Sunday, Dec. 20, at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT. The history of harness racing at the Delaware County Fair in Ohio, is highlighted by the Little Brown Jug. The bri...
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Theodore Wickham Dies

on 12/18/2009 12:00 AM
Theodore Wickham Jr., 84 of Bainbridge, NY died Sunday evening Dec. 9 2009 at his home. Mr. Wickham was born on July 17, 1925 in Afton, NY and was married to Catherine Quain on Aug. 5, 1944 in Montrose PA. Although his business was livestock trucking, his passion was raising, training and racing Standardbreds at the county fairs and local racetracks. His favorites were named Fritz Wynwood, Mr. Gol...
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Well Said's Jug elim win is Race of Year

on 12/18/2009 12:00 AM
Well Said’s victory in his Little Brown Jug elimination has been voted the 2009 Race of the Year in balloting conducted on harnessracing.com, the only contest in the sport where fans and horsemen have a say in the winner. Voters had several choices to choose from, but they decided Well Said’s effort in overcoming the outside post eight on the half-mile track at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds w...
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Rain washes out Pompano Friday night race card

on 12/18/2009 12:00 AM
Due to heavy overnight rains which are continuing into Friday, the Friday evening, Dec. 18, program has been cancelled at The Isle Pompano Park.   Overnight, a flash flood carrying up to eight inches of rain was reported nearby in sections of Ft. Lauderdale and Miami. Many local roadways are closed. At 11 a.m. Friday, the National Weather Service issued another flood warning for a wide area...
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Kakaley The "Hat Trick Man"

on 12/17/2009 12:00 AM
He'd delayed his announcement until December 1st on whether he'd stay in Florida for the entire Winter meet at The Isle Pompano Park, and on the Wednesday evening, December 16 program his decision looked like a stroke of genius for 21 year old driver Matt Kakaley.   Less than six months ago he became the youngest reinsman in history to surpass 1,000 lifetime winning drives. K...
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Tom Cango goes to Pompano

on 12/17/2009 12:00 AM
The $13,000 Open Handicap Trot on the Friday evening, December 18 program has a noted new entrant in three year old colt Tom Cango.   The son of Tom Ridge-B Cor Tamgo was the third place finisher to Muscle Hill in October's Kentucky Futurity final at The Red Mile.The career winner of almost $450,000 has been transferred from the care of Jim Campbell to race in Florida from the barn...
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Heza Challenger has no challengers

on 12/17/2009 12:00 AM
Heza Challenger asserted his current dominance of The Meadows’ elite trotters once again Wednesday when he cruised to victory — the fourth in his last five starts — in the $27,500 Preferred.   Brett Miller sent Heza Challenger to the front in a contested opening quarter of 27.4, but the 5-year-old Chip Chip Hooray-Ten Queens gelding caught a 30.4 breather the second panel. From there,...
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Croghan suspended 6 months, appeals ruling

on 12/17/2009 12:00 AM
The New Jersey Racing Commission issued a ruling dated Dec. 1 suspending trainer Ross Croghan for 180 days and fining him $2,500 as the result of the horse Cammabis violating the state’s total carbon dioxide (TCO2) regulations on June 6, 2007, at the Meadowlands.   According to the ruling, Croghan’s suspension will be April 1, 2010, through and including Sept. 27, 2010. Frank Zanzu...
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New method found to detect Mircera

on 12/17/2009 12:00 AM
Austrian researchers have successfully developed a new electrophoretic method for detecting MIRCERA® and other erythropoietins (EPO) in the blood. The technique, using SARCOSYL-PAGE, has specifically enhanced sensitivity for MIRCERA, but does not alter the performance characteristics of SDS-PAGE for detecting other EPOs. Details of this study, funded by a grant from the World Anti-Doping Agency (...
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