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D\'artagnan captures Pompano\'s Red Bow Tie Invite

on 03/09/2008 1:00 AM
Making his third start since returning to Pompano Park after a winter campaign at the Meadowlands, D’artagnan captured the sixth annual $65,000 Red Bow Tie Invitational in 1:53.2 Saturday night at Pompano Park.   Guided from post three by Dan Clements, D’artagnan showed little interest in the early stages of the Red Bow Tie, dropping back to seventh place before angling out third-over a...
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Woodbine, other tracks cancel Saturday cards

on 03/08/2008 12:00 AM
The winter storm that has dumped snow on many regions has prompted the cancellation of the Saturday evening race cards at Woodbine, Northfield Park, Lebanon Raceway and Buffalo Raceway.
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Symphony In Motion wires field

on 03/07/2008 12:00 AM
Symphony In Motion hit all the right notes as she rolled to her fifth straight win in the $60,700 Night Styles Final on Thursday night at the Meadowlands, scoring in 1:52.2. Driven by Brian Sears, the 4-year-old mare by Bettor\'s Delgiht held off a late bid by Bridge Jumper for a half-length victory in 1:52.2.  Marietta Hall held third.   Symphony In Motion paid $2.80, $2.40 and $...
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Windsun Lane easily takes General Brock final

on 03/07/2008 12:00 AM
Windsun Lane trounced his nine rivals in winning Thursday night\'s $49,600 General Brock Trotting Series Final for 4-year-olds at Woodbine Racetrack, scoring in 1:55.2 for trainer-driver and co-owner Rick Zeron in the sulky. Windsun Lane, a gelded son of Lindy Lane, sat off the early speed and watched as second-choice Enny Youngman seated all early challengers through a brisk opener of :2...
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Florida slots committee turns tense

on 03/07/2008 12:00 AM
A Florida legislative committee discussing a passed proposal that would lower the tax rate on slot machines at racetracks in the state turned contentious and eventually led to the senator who sponsored the bill storming out of the meeting.   Senate Democratic leader Steve Geller drafted the bill that would reduce the tax rate from 50 percent to 35 percent. The bill was earlier passed by the...
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Pompano Park paddock office destroyed by fire

on 03/07/2008 12:00 AM
An electrical fire underneath the Pompano Park paddock judge’s office in the early hours Friday morning caused minimal damage and will not affect either the day’s qualifiers or evening live race card.   “Fortunately, the security on patrol smelled the smoke and called it in,” said Pompano Park director of operations Steve Wolf of the fire that was discovered between 3:30 a...
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Mooney Svendsen hits 2,000 in California

on 03/07/2008 12:00 AM
Lemoyne \"Mooney\" Svendsen didn\'t waste anytime on Thursday in recording his 2,000th career winning drive as he hit the milestone in his first drive of the California racing week.   It may have just been a $3,000 claimer, but for Mooney Svendsen, it couldn\'t have been sweeter.   Driving Ima Princess Tu, Svendsen didn\'t know what to think going into the race.  ...
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Dan Patch champion takes Overbid Series opener

on 03/07/2008 12:00 AM
Southwind Tempo made an impressive 4-year-old debut as she marched to a 1:50.4 victory in a $50,000 Overbid Series division Friday night at the Meadowlands. With John Campbell in the sulky, Southwind Tempo rocketed past Ulrica Bromac in the stretch and drew off to a 2 3/4-length win over a rain-soaked track. She paid $5.20, $2.80, $2.20. Click here for the video of the race. Kevin Lare added S...
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Upset in Apaches Fame Pacing Series

on 03/07/2008 12:00 AM
Bigmizndrstnding converted off a perfect pocket trip to upset in Friday night’s single $17,000 division in the opening round of the Apaches Fame Pacing Series for three-year-old Ontario sired colts and geldings at Woodbine Racetrack. It was the first career start over the 7/8\'s mile oval for the son of No Pan Intended - Bigzmiz who had won two straight races to kick off the season at London’...
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Record-setting driver sweeps Dover features

on 03/06/2008 12:00 AM
Tim Tetrick began a four-straight win streak driving Litigator to a victory in the $25,000 winners-over trot on Wednesday at Dover Downs, completing a sweep of the top three races guiding Jessie Hall and Instant Photo to wins in a five-win night. Tetrick took Parent Racing and Crystal Ball stables\' Litigator right to the top and never was headed in a 1:55.1 victory, the third of...
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Career-best effort for Chevie Kodiak at Pompano

on 03/06/2008 12:00 AM
The rapidly improving 4-year-old gelded pacer Chevie Kodiak posted his second consecutive victory at Pompano Park on Wednesday, lowering his lifetime mark to 1:54.3 while remaining unbeaten in 2008 with a victory in a $3,400 non-winners pace.   Starting from post two with Wally Hennessey at the lines, Chevie Kodiak settled briefly along the pylons in third before angling to ...
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Harness Racing Youth League honored

on 03/06/2008 12:00 AM
Harness Racing Youth League, the summer camp program of the Harness Horse Youth Foundation, received the inaugural American Youth Horse Council Partnership Award. HHYF Executive Director Ellen Taylor was presented with a plaque, clippers, and western print at the AYHC annual symposium, held Saturday, March 1 in Raleigh, N.C.   The award recognizes “exemplary leadership development ...
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SRF breedings available

on 03/06/2008 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) has many of the top stallion breedings available for 2008. Below is a list of stallions available. This list is not final. To donate a breedong or for information call (609)324-1500 or email gen@srfmail.com or check our website www.adoptahorse.org  for updates.   Allamerican Ingot Intrepid Seelster Radiant Ruler Arizona Jack Jerem...
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Ohio State to host equine owner, breeder and caretaker series

on 03/06/2008 12:00 AM
The Equine Owner, Breeder and Caretaker Series is designed to provide timely and practical updates on equine healthcare topics from a diverse group of equine veterinarians from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine\'s Galbreath Equine Center. Equine ER-Equine Veterinary Emergencies, Tuesday, April 29, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. The program includes: How to be Prepar...
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Pat Ricketts dies at 101

on 03/06/2008 12:00 AM
Pat Ricketts, who raced such top horses as HA\'s Pet wth her husband R.D., died Wednesday, March 5, in Houston, Texas, at the age of 101. Pat and R.D. traveled to racetracks in the days of Scott Frost to Niatross, and lived in both Houston and Pompano Beach, Fla.   During the lifetime of her husband, who was known as Dick, the couple--both natives of Ohio--never missed a Litt...
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Amendment to be filed that allows only slots at tracks

on 03/06/2008 12:00 AM
The Lexington Herald Leader website is reporting Thursday afternoon that an amendment to the casino bill in Kentucky that is scheduled to be voted on in the full House will be filed before the end of the day which would allow only slots at racetracks and not provide for full-blown casinos. Democratic State Rep. Greg Stumbo told the newspaper he believes casinos would be the death-knell of the sta...
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Trotter feeling his oats again in Meadows feature

on 03/06/2008 12:00 AM
Oatmeister proved again Thursday that he\'s the “meister” of the trot at The Meadows, winning the $20,000 Open/Preferred Handicap Trot for the fourth time in his last seven starts--all of them from post position six or wider.   Dave Palone urged Oatmeister to the early lead, which they surrendered to Primo Spur. As Primo Spur and Heza Challenger dueled through a third quarter of :28.4, ...
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Bluhm promoted to director of racing at Tioga, Vernon

on 03/05/2008 12:00 AM
Tioga & Vernon Downs have announced that Jason Bluhm has been promoted to Director of Racing for Tioga & Vernon Downs. Bluhm had previously served as assistant race secretary at Tioga for the last two years.   “We are extremely proud of Jason’s dedication and willingness to learn the race office over the past two years. He has proven time and time again that he has the abil...
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Mare posts third straight upset win in Dover Open

on 03/05/2008 12:00 AM
For the third week in a row Ultimate Bet came up a winner in the $32,000 Mares Open Pace on Tuesday at Dover Downs. Poker Mom was a longshot winner of the $25,000 sub-feature while four drivers won two races each. Ultimate Bet has become a \"Rodney Dangerfield\" of the $32,000 top distaff division. The Bettor\'s Delight 5 year old, after winning the previous two feature races at 25-1 and ...
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Trotters ready for battle in General Brock final

on 03/05/2008 12:00 AM
Two geldings have won both of their divisions of the General Brock Trotting Series preliminary legs and on Thursday night at Woodbine, they’ll lock horns in the $49,600(C) series final--but only one can make it a series sweep. The contenders are Windsun Lane, conditioned, co-owned, and driven by Rick Zeron and rated 7-5 in the morning line, and Enny Youngman, trained by Ben Baillarg...
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