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Stroll in the Pompano park for U All BB

on 03/18/2009 2:00 AM
World record holder U All BB ($2.60) strolled to an easy victory Tuesday at the Isle Pompano Park, leading from start to finish in the $14,000 Mares Open II Pace.   Trained and driven to victory by Bruce Ranger for the Fred Monteleone Stable of Pompano Beach, U All BB cut all the fractions in winning by three open lengths in 1:53.3 over Head Over Heels (Andy Santeramo) and Wilma Hall (Dan ...
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Mare rallies from behind to win St. Patrick\'s Day feature

on 03/18/2009 2:00 AM
Hopefull N circled the field to score a 1:53.2 victory in the $32,000 Mares Jr. Open Handicap Pace at Dover Downs on the St. Patrick\'s Day program Tuesday.   With two of the eight listed starters scratched, Hopefull N sat last at the half and was still last but outside following cover at the three-quarters when Brandon Givens got the Totally Ruthless-Maiden\'s Blush 8 year old ...
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Special Report set to defend Levy championship

on 03/18/2009 2:00 AM
Thirty-four of the finest free-for-allers in training have been nominated to the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series, a staple of Yonkers Raceway’s stakes schedule. The 2009 Levy, with an estimated total purse of $1 million, begins with the first of five preliminary legs--each race worth $50,000--Saturday night, March 28. The series rolls through all April Saturdays, culminating wit...
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Purdon receives six-week suspension for Auckland Reactor drive

on 03/18/2009 2:00 AM
Mark Purdon, the trainer-driver of Down-Under star pacer Auckland Reactor, has been given a six-week suspension from the Queensland Harness Racing Stewards as a result of a questionable drive in last Saturday\'s opening round of the $1 million Inter Dominion Series at Parklands Raceway. Although Auckland Reactor--now owned mostly by North Americans--finished second, the track stewards immediately ...
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Harness Racing Museum looking for relatives of Immortals

on 03/18/2009 2:00 AM
The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame will induct eight significant contributors to the sport into its Hall of Immortals this coming Hall of Fame Day, Sunday, July 5. The inductees are artist Nicholas Winfield Scott Leighton (1847-1898), equine photographer George Francis Schreiber (1803-1892), artist Edward Troye (1808-1874), Standardbred breeder Colonel Richard West (1819-1887), trainer-d...
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Pompano cancels Wednesday card due to weather

on 03/18/2009 2:00 AM
Due to inclement weather, live harness racing at the Isle Pompano Park has been canceled for Wednesday, March 18. The track will be open for simulcasting. Live racing will resume on Saturday, March 21.  
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Filly notches third straight win in Silver Reign

on 03/17/2009 2:00 AM
The undefeated Warrawee Koine extended her win streak to three on Monday night in the $20,000(C) second leg of the Silver Reign Pacing Series, setting herself up for a series sweep. Mike Saftic positioned the black Astreos filly, who went off at 1-2 odds, comfortably behind early pacesetter Lil Miss Nyalation (Scott Coulter), who set fractions of :27.1 and :56.1. Just past the half-mile ma...
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Seven straight deserves front page star

on 03/17/2009 2:00 AM
Front Page Star ($2.80) certainly deserves front page coverage as the winningest horse at the Isle Pompano Park in 2009 posted his seventh straight win Monday.   Driven by Anthony Napolitano, Front Page Star started from post four in the $4,500 pace and got away in fifth place as Leutenant General (Bruce Ranger) left from post eight to take the early lead with Sports N Splendor (Fern ...
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Rebel with an upset cause at Dover

on 03/17/2009 2:00 AM
Unheralded Kentucky Rebel pulled a 25-1 upset in the $37,500 Delaware Special Handicap at Dover Downs on Monday while Ron Pierce had a five-win night. Rodney Mitchell and trainer Johnny Waite\'s Kentucky Rebel stepped up in class after a 9-1 surprise last week to win for the third time in four starts. The win was the 999th in driver Mike Cole\'s career.   Art Director closed s...
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166 nominated to 2009 Little Brown Jug

on 03/17/2009 2:00 AM
Two-year-old colt pacing champions Major In Art and Nebupanezzar are early co-favorites to win the 64th Little Brown Jug, with the $650,000 (est.) Classic scheduled for Thursday afternoon, Sept. 24, at the Delaware, Ohio County Fairgrounds.A total of 166 three-year-old colts and geldings remain eligible to the Jug, an increase of 22 over last year’s pool total. The list of Jug eli...
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Vernon, Tioga holding qualifiers for Handicapping Contest

on 03/17/2009 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs and Tioga Downs are gearing up for their National Harness Handicapping Qualifying Championships.   Vernon Downs will be the first on the schedule, which will be held on Saturday, March 28, starting at 6 pm. The format for the handicapping championship will be the first five races from the Meadowlands and races six through ten from Yonkers Raceway. First place for the championsh...
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Youbet.com launches Conditional Wagering

on 03/17/2009 2:00 AM
Youbet.com announced Tuesday that the company has launched an exciting new feature for its Youbet Express customers–Conditional Wagering. The new feature launched last week, and customers are already able to take advantage when wagering at their favorite racetracks.  “Conditional Wagering is exactly the kind of innovative feature that our customers have come to expect from Youbet,” sai...
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Lollique sets 1:53.4 track mark at Meadows; Vivid Photo races

on 03/17/2009 2:00 AM
Lolique confidently pulled the pocket early and didn’t stop pouring it on until he had won the $25,000 Preferred Handicap Trot on Tuesday at The Meadows in 1:53.4, setting a track record for older geldings. Vivid Photo, the 2005 Hambletonian champion, made his 2009 debut but was raced conservatively and finished fourth. Sitting second behind Universal Star in a quick front half of :56.1, ...
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Monticello owner facing losses, big loan payments

on 03/16/2009 2:00 AM
Empire Resorts, the owner of Monticello Gaming & Raceway, has told its shareholders it might not survive the summer, and it has a $7.15 million payment due to a bank on May 29.   Monticello Gaming & Raceway is scheduled to race through Dec. 31.   According to a story on the web site of the Middletown (NY) Times-Herald Record, Empire Resorts gave the bleak outlook in...
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150 3YO pacing colts eligible to Adios

on 03/16/2009 2:00 AM
Following the Feb. 15 payment, 150 three-year-old colts and geldings remain eligible for the “Pace for the Orchids,” a nearly 55 percent increase over last year’s pool of eligibles. World champion Sheer Desire, the fastest freshman of 2008, and Well Said, winner of the 2008 Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Colt Pace, head the list of eligibles for the 2009 Delvin Miller Adios this summer at The M...
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Monticello cancels Monday race card

on 03/16/2009 2:00 AM
Due to continued thawing track conditions, Monticello Raceway has canceled its Monday race card. Track conditions permitting, racing will resume on Tuesday, March 17, with first post slated at 1:10 p.m.
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Odds On Artist posts easy win in Hopeful

on 03/15/2009 2:00 AM
Artists Rally, to the surprise of very few, won Saturday night\'s (March 14) $49,400 final of Yonkers Raceway\'s Hopeful Pacing Series for 3-year-old colts and geldings. With Ryan Anderson driving for trainer Mark Ford, Artists Rally -- a winner in both of his series prelim events -- outdrew his six rivals here. The 7-10 wagering choice had to work a bit to get around a reluctant early leader...
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It\'s an easy win for Its That Time

on 03/15/2009 2:00 AM
Its That Time utilized a perfect third-over trip to take the $25,000 second leg of the Four Leaf Clover Series on Saturday night (March 14) at the Meadowlands. Driven by Daniel Dube, Its That Time ($21.00, $7.80, $5.80) was relaxed in seventh as the field moved down the backstretch, but moved third-over to reach contention on the far turn. As the field entered the stretch, Dube moved his cha...
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Hellava Hush retired at Pompano

on 03/15/2009 2:00 AM
A special blanket presentation was made after the third race on Saturday (March 14) at the Isle Pompano Park to the owner and trainer of the great trotter, Hellava Hush, who due to injury has been retired from racing. A 9-year-old gelding by Lindy Lane, from the Arndon mare Kindava Hush, Hellava Hush ended his career with earnings of $1,140,974 and an impressive race record of 88 starts, 30 w...
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Lucky Jim follows up world record with 1:53 win

on 03/15/2009 2:00 AM
The lucky streak continued for Lucky Jim as he completed a series sweep with a 1:53 stakes record in the $96,000 Horse & Groom Final Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands. Starting from the outside post, driver Andy Miller floated Lucky Jim off the starting gate and settled fifth before picking up cover behind Azur down the backstretch. He tipped Lucky Jim three-wide on the final turn and the tr...
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