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Jersey tracks ask for $10,000 limit on show bets

on 05/01/2008 2:00 AM
Meadowlands and Freehold Raceway officials have asked the New Jersey Racing commission for permission to place a $10,000 limit on show bets, saying that large bets, plus reductions for various commissions, lead to large minus pools that costs the track money. The request includes bets on live racing as well as simulcast races.   “We often in the past have been victimized by extremely larg...
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Billings begins 27th year on Monday at Mighty M

on 05/01/2008 2:00 AM
The 27th season of the CKG Billings Amateur Driving Classic, often referred to as the “Grand Circuit of Amateur Racing,” commences Monday afternoon at Monticello Raceway and will continue with races in both the Eastern Region and the Midwest Region through November. With over 50 venues on this year\'s schedule--10 of which will be north of the border in Canada--there&nb...
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Deuce Seelster wins Big M qualifier in 1:53.1

on 05/01/2008 2:00 AM
The stars were once again out in qualifying action at the Meadowlands on Thursday, with the highly-regarded sophomore colt pacer Deuce Seelster scoring in 1:53.1 and divisional rival Share The Delight crossing the wire first in 1:55.4.   Deuce Seelster was a two-length winner of Yankee Rocketeer, with the undefeated Rudy Rednose third. New York Sire Stakes champ Riggins finished seventh in ...
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Maritimes approve out-of-competition drug testing

on 05/01/2008 2:00 AM
The Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission in Canada has announced it will begin out-of-competition blood testing on horses competing in the Maritimes. Commission director of racing Paul Hogan reportedly stated he didn’t know if any blood doping was occurring, noting that some believe the purses are too small to warrant using a drug that costs between $400 and $500 per dose. If a trainer ...
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Record-breaking win number moves to 1,189

on 04/30/2008 2:00 AM
Five months into 2008 and it seems Tim Tetrick can’t stop winning races—last year. Because of various positive tests on horses in 2007 that have since altered some previously-noted official finishes, Tetrick’s record-breaking win total of 1,188 is now recorded at 1,189 victories.   Overall, Tetrick’s numbers have risen by one win and decreased by one second-place finish and one thir...
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Sixteen Candles flaming at Harrington

on 04/30/2008 2:00 AM
Bob Kinsey Jr. and Bill Oberle Jr.\'s Sixteen Candles ($10.80, Kinsey) improved to two-for-two at Harrington Raceway this year with a 1:54.3 triumph in a division of the $21,000 Mares Junior Open on Tuesday. The 5-year-old Tune Town mare found room in the stretch and surged by pacesetting Poppy Lustre N for her 16th career win. She has banked more than $165,000 lifetime and became the firs...
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Took Hanover morning-line choice in Levy

on 04/30/2008 2:00 AM
Took Hanover, owner of the fastest local mile of the season, drew post position six and was made the 5-2 morning-line favorite for Saturday night\'s $390,000 final of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series at Yonkers Raceway. Post time for the 12-race card is 7:40 p.m., with the Levy--richest North American harness race of the season to date--going as the ninth race. The series, a pr...
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Joe Putnam likely out for months after race spill

on 04/30/2008 2:00 AM
Trainer and driver Joe Putnam could find himself on the shelf for the next four months after a racing accident at Hoosier Park. The veteran shattered his right wrist Thursday, April 24 at the Anderson oval when the filly he was driving abruptly fell, launching the driver into the air.   The incident occurred in the evening’s third race, where shortly after the start, Cityline Punch, linin...
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Twenty more tracks drop Belmont simulcasts

on 04/30/2008 2:00 AM
The Southern Racing Cooperative, which is comprised of 20 racetracks including Northfield Park, Hazel Park, Northville Downs, Sports Creek Raceway and Lebanon Raceway, has announced it will no longer simulcast races from Belmont Park since a fee agreement could not be reached with the New York Racing Association. Last week the MidAtlantic Cooperative LLC, comprised of 16 racetracks including the M...
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Kentucky International Equine Summit concludes

on 04/30/2008 2:00 AM
The two-day Kentucky International Equine Summit held in Lexington ended Tuesday, with the session including a presentation by Ken Jackson regarding the limiting of stallion books and another by Tom Crouch regarding major sire line concentration in Standardbred pedigrees.   Jackson said the U.S. Trotting Association has imposed limits on the number of mares that can be bred to a single stal...
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Hogies Cam ties 25-year Monticello win mark

on 04/30/2008 2:00 AM
It took 25 years but when Hogies Cam paced to a 1:58.2 victory on Tuesday the Monticello Raceway track record of nine consecutive victories was equaled. The victory by Hogies Cam tied the mark established in 1983 by pacer Don Torpid and driver Walter Case Jr. And coincidently, Case at that time, was an up-and-coming driver and it may be only fitting that Jordan Stratto...
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Strangles positive at Sports Creek

on 04/30/2008 2:00 AM
A 3 year old brought in to the south barn at Sports Creek on Thursday, April 24, who displayed symptoms of Strangles on Friday morning, has tested positive for the disease.  All horses belonging to that trainer have been removed from the grounds. Horses housed in the south barn that were entered to race at Sports Creek or Hazel Park last Friday through Sunday were scratched prior to receiving...
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That\'s just a lady in The Meadows\' winner\'s circle

on 04/30/2008 2:00 AM
The redoubtable I\'m Justa Lady, whose form had slipped in recent weeks, showed that she remains a force to be reckoned with, moving uncovered to take the $18,000 Filly & Mare Open Trot on Tuesday at The Meadows. The victory for the daughter of Inquirer sent her over the $300,000 mark in career earnings. A 10-time winner in 2007, I\'m Justa Lady had only a single win in nine 2008 starts...
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Mucho Sleazy, Art Official favorites in Berry\'s Creek elims

on 04/30/2008 2:00 AM
Shortly after the dust settles in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, harness racing\'s 3-year-old colts start their stakes season in the eliminations for the $225,000(est.) Berry\'s Creek at the Meadowlands, with Mucho Sleazy and Art Official installed the morning-line choices in their respective splits by track handicapper Dave Brower. Two $25,000 eliminations will decide the finalists in the firs...
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Canadian wagering conference concludes

on 04/30/2008 2:00 AM
Standardbred Canada\'s Wagering Conference concluded its panel discussions Wednesday morning and then went into a private session involving 24 industry \"stakeholders\" that afternoon to formulate a strategic plan for trying ways to increase betting on harness racing in Canada.   Discussions on Wednesday morning covered customer relations from the standpoint of bettors and again&n...
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Harrah\'s CEO not keen on sharing with harness racing

on 04/30/2008 2:00 AM
In his remarks to those in attendance at the Canadian Gaming Summit in Montreal on Wednesday morning, Gary Loveman, chairman and CEO of Harrah\'s Entertainment, said his company\'s business at Harrah\'s Chester has to \"prop up the horse racing industry,\" and added that horse racing\'s plight is \"not my problem,\" and \"it\'s not clear to me why I have to pay for that (subsidy to racing).\" &nb...
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Standardbred Canada announces

on 04/30/2008 2:00 AM
Following two days of panel sessions and industry meetings, late Wednesday afternoon Standardbred Canada announced the development of a Standardbred Wagering Action Plan.   The plan, which was discussed and agreed upon by a wide range of industry stakeholders, is the culmination of months of planning leading up to this week\'s Standardbred Canada Standardbred Wagering Conference. The c...
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Final list of NA Cup eligibles

on 04/30/2008 2:00 AM
The owners of 66 three-year-old pacers have made the April 15, 2008, sustaining payment for the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup, with the 25th anniversary of the race set for June 14 at Mohawk Racetrack. Eliminations will take place Saturday, June 7, with the final one week later. The horses that were kept eligible are listed below. ANDERLECHTART GLASSART OFFICIALARTIC STRETCHARTIST CAF...
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Tetrick youngest to drive 4,000 winners

on 04/30/2008 2:00 AM
Tim Tetrick became the youngest driver to reach 4,000 career wins in the eighth race on Wednesday night at the Meadowlands, driving Cheyenne Barry to victory.Tetrick, 26, supplanted Walter Case Jr. as the youngest driver to reach 4,000 lifetime triumphs; Case was 29. No other driver was under the age of 31 when he reached that plateau.Tetrick entered Wednesday needing eight wins to reach the miles...
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Italy\'s rich Lotteria attracts field of 22

on 04/29/2008 2:00 AM
The 59th edition of the Gran Premio Nazionale delle Lotteria, with a total purse of approximately $939,000, of which nearly $300,000 will go to the winner, will be raced Sunday, May 4, at the Agnano track in Naples, Italy. A field of 22 has been divided into three eliminations with 10 coming back for the final. The race is over 1,600 meters with an auto start.   The three eliminations,...
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