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Florida steroid rules now in effect

on 03/31/2009 2:00 AM
Florida\'s Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering new rules banning the use of anabolic steroids in race horses went into effect on Monday.   “The adoption of these new rules ensures that Florida is keeping pace with the national racing community and providing for the safety and welfare of the horses, drivers and jockeys,” said secre...
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105 fillies nominated to 2009 Jugette

on 03/31/2009 2:00 AM
The $400,000 (est.) Jugette Filly pace may be the most wide open in years, with Pedigree Snob and Hawaiian Drink the slight preseason favorites among the 105 fillies eligible to the 39th Jugette to be raced Wednesday, Sept. 23. at the Delaware, Ohio County Fair.Steve Jones of Montgomery, N.Y. and David Scharf of New York City own Pedigree Snob, bred by Jones at his Cameo Hills Farm. ...
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The Meadows to go dark for 2 weeks as casino nears opening

on 03/31/2009 2:00 AM
Live racing at The Meadows will be suspended from Wednesday, April 1, through Tuesday, April 14, to allow for completion of the track\'s permanent casino. During that two-week dark period, on-site simulcast racing also will be suspended. Patrons are invited to attend any of the track\'s four off-track facilities, where simulcasting will continue without interruption. Since racino construction c...
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Widger to drive at Hoosier Park 2 days a week

on 03/31/2009 2:00 AM
Several new names have graced Hoosier Park’s entry sheets during the first week of racing, including Sam Widger, a veteran of the Chicago circuit. Widger was on hand for the opening day program Tuesday, March 24, winning the $25,000 Invitational Handicap trot behind Speed N The Tunnel.   “The plan is to spend Tuesdays and Saturdays here,” the winner of more than 3,300 races expla...
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Michigan adopts whipping rules

on 03/30/2009 2:00 AM
Racing commissioner Christine C. White on Monday gave notice to Michigan’s harness horse racing industry that effective May 1 strict penalties and suspensions will be awarded those harness drivers who excessively use a whip on a horse during a race. \"The health, safety and welfare of the horses remain a top priority,\" said commissioner White. \"This recent policy builds on our exis...
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Second-leg divisions at Dover go to bettors\' choices

on 03/30/2009 2:00 AM
Favorites Tom\'s Toy and AJ\'s Lilgamblingal took the $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund second leg preliminaries Sunday at Dover Downs, with chalk prevailing in the two $15,000 Go The Distance divisions. The favorites prevailed in the all-DSBF daily double where the 7-2 combination paid a new low of $4.20 when Roger Hans-conditioned Tom\'s Toy, an odds-on favorite, won her fo...
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Ten-win weekend for \'The Orange Crush\'

on 03/30/2009 2:00 AM
It was an Orange Crush weekend at the Big M as a day after winning five races on the Saturday night card, driver Andy Miller won five more Sunday afternoon. Miller drove Western Shore ($14.40) to victory in Saturday night’s Invitational and returned to the winner’s circle one race later after guiding Robertthebruce ($3.40) to his third consecutive win. On Sunday, Miller captured two o...
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Thong to make 2009 debut on Pocono opener Wednesday

on 03/30/2009 2:00 AM
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is reintroducing night racing Wednesday (April 1) as the 2009 live harness racing season gets underway.  Post time is 6:30 pm for the season’s opener, and a filly and mare field that includes Thong will be the feature of the card.   There will be live action at Pocono Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday nights with Saturday afternoon posts of 1 pm. The racing se...
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Frank Ives, once managed Fair Winds Farm, dies

on 03/30/2009 2:00 AM
Frank T. Ives III, 65, who managed Fair Winds Farm during the 1980s and later Windswept Farm in New York, died Saturday. Ives, who was living in Delaware at the time of his death, had been working outside of horse racing at H & R Ewell Trucking Company.   Ives is survived by his wife, Karen; three daughters; a step-daughter and stepson; and three grandchildren. ...
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Levy Series opens, Blueridge Western wins fastest split

on 03/29/2009 2:00 AM
Levy Series opens, Blueridge Western wins fastest split Thirty-one of the finest Free-For-Allers in training invaded Yonkers Raceway Saturday night (March 28)for the  opening round of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series. The series, with $1,000,000 in total purses, offers five preliminary rounds leading to a  $200,000-plus final the first Saturday in May. Four $50,000 divisi...
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Ruffled Tux, Lookout Hanover win at Dover

on 03/29/2009 2:00 AM
Ruffled Tux won the feature pace while Lookout Hanover took the top trot at Dover Downs on Saturday (March 28). Ruffled Tux was the first of two wins for driver Jon Roberts, which were both trained by Dylan Davis, who shares ownership with Erica Hanley and Warren Racing Stable. The gray altered son of Lislea-White Ruffles took the lead early and then withstood a stretch drive from second-finis...
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Enough Talk wins second leg of Su Mac Lad

on 03/28/2009 2:00 AM
Enough Talk [$5.60, $3.00, $2.60] popped out of the pocket in the stretch and easily strode past Likeabatoutahell [$3.40, $2.80] to win the $50,000 second leg of the Su Mac Lad Series on Friday night (March 27) at The Meadowlands. Prayer I Am [$8.80] sat third the whole way and held off Knight Of Intrigue for the show spot. Enough Talk trotted the mile in 1:52.1 to win his second start this ...
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Marty\'s Charm fashions front end win at The Meadows

on 03/28/2009 2:00 AM
Marty\'s Charm cruised to a front-end victory in the $25,000 Preferred Handicap Pace on Friday at The Meadows, lifting his career win percentage to an impressive 48.6 (18 wins in 37 starts). Randy Tharps gunned Marty\'s Charm to the front, where he easily fended off the first over thrust of Jagger Blue Chip. The 5-year-old gelded son of Aces N Sevens-Bets Mae brushed home in :27.4 to score ...
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Its A Good Thing, Allamerican Motive take Youthful Splits

on 03/28/2009 2:00 AM
Nineteen sophomores butted heads at Woodbine Racetrack on Friday evening as the Rexdale, Ontario oval played host to the opening leg of the Youthful Pacing Series, which featured a pair of $25,000 divisions. Trainer Bob McIntosh teamed up with WEG\'s dash-leading driver in 2009, Randy Waples, to take the opening split with Its A Good Thing. The heavily-favoured homebred used front-end tactics t...
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Mr Feelgood wins Inter Dominion

on 03/28/2009 2:00 AM
Mr Feelgood, the winner of the 2006 Little Brown Jug, completed what must surely be harness racing\'s most extraordinary treble Saturday night in Brisbane, Australia, when he won the $A1 million Inter Dominion..Six weeks ago he grabbed the richest harness racing handicap, the Hunter Cup, in Melbourne, Australia.   Mr Feelgood sprinted past three-time Inter Dom winner Blacks A...
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Wrenn flying high in opening days at Hoosier

on 03/27/2009 2:00 AM
Peter Wrenn, winner of more than 7,800 career races, has emerged onto Hoosier Park’s playing field in the zone. The 46-year-old reinsman from Swartz Creek, Mich. leads the early driver standings with back to back four-win evenings in the first three nights of action for the 80-day Standardbred meet. Wrenn, who competed at Hoosier Park during the 2007 season, is ranked fourth in the country for ...
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Waples directs Designated Leader to Damsel final victory

on 03/27/2009 2:00 AM
Randy Waples orchestrated a perfect front-end steer for Murray Brethour pupil, Designated Leader, Thursday night to capture the $75,000(C) final of the Damsel Pacing Series. The 4-year-old daughter of No Pan Intended emerged victorious from a brief tussle for the lead from her outside post position, and proceeded to lead the field through sensible fractions of :26.3, :56.3, and 1:25, with ...
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Callahan enjoys some tacos at Dover

on 03/27/2009 2:00 AM
Tacos Du Ruisseau, one of four wins by Corey Callahan, and Hayley Taylor won the Thursday twin-features over a \"sloppy\" track at Dover Downs. In a $14,000 male pace, Callahan and Tacos Du Ruisseau were strongest in the stretch streaking to a 1:53.2 victory, his third of the year. C.A. Bonuccelli, A.M. Feeney and trainer Nick Callahan own the winner, a Cam\'s Card Shark-Western Jeans 6 year ol...
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Jersey Girls splits held at Big M; Don\'t Deny Me wins split

on 03/27/2009 2:00 AM
Two $20,000 divisions of the Jersey Girls Series highlighted the Thursday night program at the Meadowlands, raced under sloppy conditions. Autumn Magic won the first division while Don’t Deny Me captured the second split.   Brian Sears directed Autumn Magic to a come-from-behind victory in 1:52, with the 4-year-old daughter of Jenna’s Beach Boy using a final quarter of :27.4 to best Say...
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Smedshammer sends out strong pair in Su Mac Lad opener

on 03/27/2009 2:00 AM
A new training regimen has helped Likeabatoutahell become the toast of the open trotting ranks this year. One of two entrants trained by Trond Smedshammer, the 6-year-old gelding bids for his fourth straight win in the $50,000 second leg of the Su Mac Lad series on Friday night at the Meadowlands.   Likeabatoutahell draws post two (program number three) in the sixth race feature. ...
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