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Perfect record in jeopardy due to trainer questions

on 05/29/2008 2:00 AM
The Delaware Harness Racing Commission has disqualified the undefeated Tug River Princess from her win last month in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund final at Dover Downs and fined and suspended trainer Trevor Warwick six months in a ruling that stated he “was not the actual trainer of Tug River Princess…and fraudulently listed himself as the trainer of the horse for this race....
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Meadowlands website target of hackers

on 05/29/2008 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands has sent out a release noting that their website has been under the attack of hackers which has caused problems. According to the release: \"As some of you have already noticed, we have been encountering difficulties with our web site. Our site has been the target of a relentless rash of \'malicious code attacks\' ince Saturday. This is why you may have experienced unusually l...
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New York Board recommends steroid regulations

on 05/29/2008 2:00 AM
The New York State Racing and Wagering Board (the Board) Thursday voted to pass a proposed rule making for new steroid restrictions in New York State for both the Thoroughbred and harness industry. Based on a national model rule supported by both the Racing Medication Testing Consortium and the Association of Racing Commissioners International, the new guidelines would limit the use of s...
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Franco-American bred wins in Scioto\'s Billings

on 05/29/2008 2:00 AM
The amateur drivers in the popular C.K.G. Billings series came to central Ohio to compete on Wednesday and the crowd at Scioto Downs was treated to some nice miles by the trotters.   The first division went to the Franco-American bred Canaco Olymed, whose sire Victory Force is a son of Valley Victory and whose dam Hegemonie Wood represents some of the best French trotting blood.   C...
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June 14 card added at Vernon Downs

on 05/29/2008 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs has announced that it will add a racing program on Saturday, June 14, with post time for the card set at 6:55 pm. Vernon will also NOT be racing on Saturday, Aug. 16, and the leg of the Kindergarten Series scheduled for 2-year-old colt and filly pacers will be moved to Friday, Aug. 15.   Both schedule changes have been approved by the New York State Rac...
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Increased purses for all NYSS divisions; \'08 schedule available

on 05/28/2008 2:00 AM
Agriculture & New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund Executive Director Peter Goold announced on Wednesday the New York State Sire Stakes purses and schedule for 2008. The total purses for 2008 are expected to be $15 million. The season kicks off on June 8 with the 3-year-old filly trot at Saratoga Gaming & Raceway. The races are held at the seven pari-mutuel harness t...
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Daley Deposit Only gets morning-line nod in NJ Classic

on 05/28/2008 2:00 AM
It took a photo to separate Daley Deposit Only from Mr. Nice Guy in their elimination race, but this Saturday a nose could nab the lion\'s share of the $500,000 Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic at the Meadowlands.Daley Deposit Only was given the slight 5-2 nod as the morning line favorite after narrowly holding off Mr. Nice Guy to win their New Jersey Classic elimination in 1:51.4 last week.&...
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It\'s \'Announcer Idol\' at Grand River Raceway

on 05/28/2008 2:00 AM
Grand River Raceway in Elora, Ont., has launched a new contest to showcase aspiring race announcers, with the Grand River Raceway Race Announcer Contest kicking off Friday. Audition race calls will be accepted until June 20.   The top six entries will be posted at GrandRiverRaceway.com beginning June 25. Online voting will determine the three semifinalists, who will duke...
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Trots fill for Classic Series, pacers remain on sidelines

on 05/28/2008 2:00 AM
The second preliminary leg of The Classic Series (TCS) will be raced on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Normally a four-race event, the Series is reduced to two, the Trotting Classic and Classic Oaks, as both the Pacing Classic and Classic Distaff fell short of the number of entries required to card the race. Those horses entered in the two pacing divisions will be awarded one series point...
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Moon Beam still a NA Cup possibility

on 05/28/2008 2:00 AM
After turning in a trio of very discouraging qualifiers so far this season, trainer Eric Abbatiello remains confident that Moon Beam will be at Mohawk for the Pepsi North America Cup eliminations on June 7. He was eligible to this Saturday\'s Burlington Stakes at Mohawk, but his connections have opted to bypass the event which will feature many of the top prospects for this year\'s $1.5 million ...
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Sharbaugh to leave USTA post

on 05/28/2008 2:00 AM
Eric Sharbaugh, executive vice president of the U.S. Trotting Association, will be leaving that position effective July 1. Sharbaugh was the eighth individual in the history of the organization to hold those positions. He served in that capacity at the USTA since March 2005.   The USTA\'s board of directors were notified of Sharbaugh\'s impending departure from the USTA via email on Tu...
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Springfield racing bill dies in Senate committee

on 05/28/2008 2:00 AM
The Springfield (Ill.) Journal-Register web site is reporting that a bill to expand harness racing at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in the capitol city, stalled in Senate committee Wednesday, making it unlikely the bill will pass this year.   Sponsored by Rep. Raymond Poe, R-Springfield, the bill would have established an authority to hire a contractor to conduct a pari-mutuel harness mee...
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SBSW draws inside in one of three Burlington divisions

on 05/27/2008 2:00 AM
The draw for Saturday night’s $300,000(C) Burlington Stakes is now complete and the three star-studded fields feature several exciting match-ups, including Dali dueling with Sand Shooter, Somebeachsomewhere taking on Santanna Blue Chip, and Deuce Seelster battling Keystone Horatio and Legacy N Diamonds.Here are the complete line-ups, with horse, driver and trainer:3--$100,000 Burlington 1 Dali ...
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ICF horses center stage at Balmoral in Violet, Cardinal

on 05/25/2008 2:00 AM
Racing fans were treated to the biggest race card of the season thus far in Chicago on Saturday night at Balmoral Park, as six big Illinois conceived and foaled stakes highlighted the start of the Memorial Day Weekend.   Kicking off the barrage of six straight stakes races were filly and mare pacers, with a field of six gathering behind the gate for the $25,000 Loyal Opposition Stakes. &n...
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Coleman & MacDonald team up with \'Lennon\' to win 3CP ONSS Gold

on 05/25/2008 2:00 AM
Lennon Blue Chip made short work of his eight rivals in capturing the C$140,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series Final for 3-year-old colt pacers at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday night, in 1:52.   MacDonald, who had the choice of two starters in the final, was up behind the strapping son of No Pan Intended, and had him gunning for the early lead with last week\'s other elimination winner, Ke...
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Exploit Caf takes first elim; Enough Talk second

on 05/25/2008 2:00 AM
With an explosive finishing kick in the stretch drive, Exploit Caf won the first elimination heat for the Elitlopp Sunday afternoon at the Solvalla track in Stockholm, Sweden, while in the second elim the American representative Enough Talk finished second behind France\'s Oiseau de Feux in 1:53.2.   It appeared that Going Kronos, who took the lead with about five-eighths of the mile r...
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Draw for Elitlopp final

on 05/25/2008 2:00 AM
The draw for post positions for the second and final heat of the Elitlopp has taken place, with the elimination winners drawing for posts, then the two second-place finishers, and on down the line. Enough Talk will start from post four, with Luc Ouellete in the sulky.   Second elim winner Oiseau de Feux will start from post one, while Exploit Caf will start from post two.   Here is t...
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Enough Talk finishes third in final

on 05/25/2008 2:00 AM
Using another powerful burst of speed in the stretch drive, Exploit Caf captured the Elitlopp Sunday afternoon at the Solvalla track in Stockholm, besting the pacesetting Oiseau de Feux with America\'s hope Enough Talk third in the 1:52.1 mile.   Swedish racing writer Lars G. Palm told harnessracing.com that Enough Talk turned in a \"very good, very honest performance\" for trai...
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American blood shines in 4YO features at Solvalla

on 05/25/2008 2:00 AM
American  bloodlines were strong winners of three features for 4 year olds on the Elitlopp day card, with offspring by Dream Vacation, Yankee Glide and Andover Hall winning big.   Harpers Joker, a son of Andover Hall, won a stretch battle with Eigor Font, another son of Andover Hall. Harpers Joker scored in 1:55 with Jean Michel Bazire in the sulky.   Skully Gully, a daughter of...
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California Sire Stakes

on 05/25/2008 2:00 AM
Spring Sire Stakes Championship Finals, each carrying a purse of $25,000, were the featured attractions at Cal-Expo on Saturday night, on which some won as expected, and some didn\'t. In the first Sires Stakes, this for filly trotters, Smooth Jazz, to no one’s surprise, would remain unbeaten in 10 career starts. Coming away in fourth position from post one in the field of seven, trainer Tim ...
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