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New lifetime mark for DW\'s Judy at Saratoga

on 07/11/2008 2:00 AM
The 4-year-old trotting mare DW’s Judy visited the Saratoga Gaming and Raceway winner’s circle for the second consecutive time on Friday, scoring an upset victory in the featured $15,000 Open Trot in a lifetime-best clocking of 1:56.4. Guided from post three by Jay Randall, DW’s Judy battled on the lead through a brisk opening quarter mile in :28.1, but was content to yield the top spot to...
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Yonkers features to Veterans Binions, Grain of Truth

on 07/11/2008 2:00 AM
Veterans Binions (Greg Grsmore) and Grain of Truth (Jeff Gregory) shared Yonkers Raceway glory Friday night, winning the $30,000 co-featured Open Handicaps. Binions went to the house in the Filly and Mare Open \'Cap Pace, leading at every pylon en route to a 1:54 effort.        Leaving from post position No. 4, Binions found the big chair in a hurry, with Miss Ga...
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Scioto Downs hosts seven Ohio Sires Stakes divisions

on 07/11/2008 2:00 AM
Ohio’s best sophomore fillies blew into Scioto Downs on Friday night and put on a great show for the racing fans in seven divisions of Ohio Sires Stakes. Seven different drivers posed for photos in the winner’s circle after the $20,000 events. The fastest 3-year-old trotting filly of the evening was She’s Not Red, driven to victory by Sam “Chip” Noble in 1:55.4. The daughter of Emile An...
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Real Velocity scores Hoosier Park invite victory in 1:51.3

on 07/11/2008 2:00 AM
Real Velocity, guided by Jason Dillander, drove down the stretch to win the $23,000 purse of the Fillies and Mares Invitational Friday, July 11 at Hoosier Park. The win was Real Velocity’s 10th of the season in 14 competitions. Camphor Hanover, with Brad Hanners in the sulky, raced out of the gate to take the lead over the field of seven. Reaching the quarter-mile mark in :26.1, Camphor Hanove...
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Manzi pilots Manningly to milestone

on 07/10/2008 2:00 AM
Hall of Famer Cat Manzi drove his 13,000th winner in the third race on Wednesday night at the Meadowlands, with only Herve Filion driving more winners (15,174).   Manzi piloted 2-year-old trotter Manningly to the 1:59.4 milestone victory in the $10,000 Kindergarten Classic for his best friend, trainer Larry Rathbone. He also teamed with Rathbone to win his first million-dolla...
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Campbell takes two $175,000 NJSS finals

on 07/10/2008 2:00 AM
John Campbell drove the winners of both $175,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Championships for 2-year-old fillies on Wednesday night at the Meadowlands, coming from off the pace to win with the trotter I Wanted Wings (1:59.1) and Twist N Clout (1:54.1), who both started from post 10.I Wanted Wings, a daughter of Muscles Yankee-Veronica Lake, held off Be My Baby by a head to post her second ca...
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Honorable Daughter fastest NYSS 2YO trotting filly winner

on 07/10/2008 2:00 AM
Six divisions of New York Sire Stakes  for 2-year-old trotting fillies, each racing for a purse of approximately $34,000, were showcased on Wednesday\'s card at Monticello Raceway, and when the action was over Naughty Nana, Beachcomber, Sister Marcy, She’s So Savvy, Honorable Daughter and New Hampshire Girl each emerged victorious in their respective splits. Though each of t...
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Diva Diva upsets males in Pompano Open

on 07/10/2008 2:00 AM
Diva Diva ($22.80), the lone mare in the field against seven male rivals, upset the field at odds of 10-1 in winning the $12,000 Open Trot at the isle pompano park Wednesday. Driven by Andy Santeramo, Diva Diva took full advantage of a pocket-trip behind pacesetter Guy Gets Girl (Bruce Ranger) in posting her fifth win this year. The feature started off with Guy Gets Girl out dueling D...
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Bob Watts serves notice at Scioto

on 07/10/2008 2:00 AM
The 2-year-old pacer Bob Watts served notice that heʼs got a lot of potential on the track with a 1:57.2 victory at Scioto Downs on Wednesday evening. The son of Real Desire won by 12 1/2 lengths with a final quarter in :27.3.   Bob Watts went to the front from post seven and never looked back, taking the field past the half in 1:00 for driver Russell Swartz. He then simply drew away i...
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Mesquite Heat breaks 33-race losing streak at Saratoga

on 07/10/2008 2:00 AM
Mesquite Heat halted a 33-race losing streak on Wednesday when visiting the winner’s circle in his Saratoga Gaming and Raceway debut, taking the featured $5,500 non-winners pace in a lifetime-best 1:55.1. Starting from post six with Brian Allen at the lines, Mesquite Heat settled comfortably in the pocket as an aggressively-handled Peterson (Dan Cappello Jr.) showed the way through fractions ...
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Ryan Anderson undergoes surgery to repair race-accident injuries

on 07/10/2008 2:00 AM
Chicago-based driver Ryan Anderson has reportedly undergone successful surgery to repair a broken elbow and fractured wrist and ankle suffered in a race accident at Hawthorne Race Course Sunday, July 6. Anderson, 28, had seven screws inserted into his elbow by doctors at Loyola Medical Center as well as several pins in the wrist and ankle. He also needed 10 stitches to close a cut about his e...
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Judge says Seminoles can keep offering games

on 07/10/2008 2:00 AM
The South Florida Sun Sentinel has reported that a federal judge said he\'s powerless to block the Seminole Tribe from offering blackjack at its casinos, rejecting a lawsuit by The Isle Casino & Racing at Pompano Park.   The Sun Sentinel said lawyers for The Isle and its parent company, PPI Inc., \"attempted to sidestep the tribe\'s sovereign nation status by suing only Gov. Charli...
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Reminder re: Adios entries

on 07/10/2008 2:00 AM
Declarations for this year\'s Adios, to be held at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, close at 10 am on Saturday, July 26, and the Pocono race office will be open from 8-10 am that morning.   If eliminations are necessary, they will be drawn on Tuesday, July 29, and then be held on Friday, Aug. 1. The Adios final will be contested on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 9.   This year\'...
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Field of nine to race for $90,000 in Dygert at Hawthorne

on 07/10/2008 2:00 AM
For as long as Hawthorne Race Course has conducted a harness meet, the Erwin F. Dygert Memorial Trot has been its featured racing event. And though times have changed and purse structures slightly altered, the race continues to attract some of the best trotters in the land, evidenced by the $3,668,194 earned by this year\'s nine-horse field.   The 2008 edition of the Dygert Memorial, t...
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Fastest Reynolds split won by Caviar Forthelady

on 07/09/2008 2:00 AM
Caviar Forthelady posted the fastest winning time among eight divisions of W.N. Reynolds Memorial Stakes for 2-year-old trotting fillies on Tuesday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Each of the divisions carried a purse of $20,000. The Reynolds races are the highlight of Grand Circuit Week at the track. Caviar Forthelady, a SJ\'s Caviar-Croupier Lady filly trained by Marty...
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Allamerican Phoebe scores in Wohlmuth opener at The Meadows

on 07/09/2008 2:00 AM
Allamerican Phoebe, who cut her teeth on New Jersey Sire Stakes, effectively used that experience on Tuesday at The Meadows when she captured the $8,000 opening leg of the Mary Wohlmuth Trot, a series for freshman fillies. While she finished no better than fourth in her two stakes, those races gave Allamerican Phoebe an experience edge over most of her rivals. She showed it by going wire-to...
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Delaware\'s Brown Jug restaurant has closed

on 07/09/2008 2:00 AM
The Brown Jug restaurant in Delaware, Ohio,  which first opened in 1946,  moved to its present location in 1970,  and has been operated by its current owners since 1977, has closed its doors after being sold to the Columbus-based Hoggy’s Restaurant & Catering.   Known for its meatloaf, steaks and barbeque pork ribs, the Brown Jug was also a popular stop for harness hors...
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Racino is now a proper word

on 07/09/2008 2:00 AM
The word “racino” has been added to Merriam Webster’s new edition of the Collegiate Dictionary, noting that it found its first usage in an English-language publication in 1995. The dictionary notes the meaning of “racino” as: “racetrack at which slot machines are available for gamblers.”
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Buck I St. Pat leads field in Perretti Matchmaker

on 07/09/2008 2:00 AM
The fourth annual Perretti Matchmaker Stakes will bring together a classy field of top older trotting mares competing for a large purse check and breeding to one of the farm\' elite stallions on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Buck I St. Pat, the leading money winner among older trotters this season, leads the field of 12 for the $100,000 Perretti Matchmaker Stakes. Carded as race nine, t...
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Average handle up double at Scioto; Keno to be added

on 07/09/2008 2:00 AM
Through the first half of the 2008 season, the average total bet per program at Scioto Downs is up 104.3 percent, according to figures from the Ohio State Racing Commission. “I’m very pleased with the total bet during the first half of our 50th anniversary meet,” says Stacy Cahill, general manager of racing operations. “We’ve posted big gains despite horrible weather. Last month was th...
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