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Rich series finals on tap at the Meadowlands

on 03/20/2008 2:00 AM
Three winter series draw to a close this weekend at the Meadowlands, beginning with the $136,400 Overbid on Friday night and Southwind Tempo, the 2007 Three-Year-Old Filly Pacer of the Year, looms as the one to beat after back-to-back preliminary wins.   She was installed at even-money on the morning line, and will start from post seven with driver John Campbell.  Kevin Lare recently a...
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Mai Tai Guy comes up sweet in Pompano victory

on 03/20/2008 2:00 AM
Making his first pari-mutuel start after a five-month freshening, Mai Tai Guy ($4.60) showed up ready, willing and more than able in his return at the Isle Casino & Racing at Pompano Park Wednesday night.   The 3-year-old Ohio-bred colt by Towners Big Guy from the Falcon Almahurst mare, Elizabeth Street, quarter-pole moved to the front after a :27.3 opening panel, seized control in fro...
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Another Dover masterpiece for Vangogh

on 03/20/2008 2:00 AM
JM Vangogh and Sweet Daddy Siki, both owned and trained by Paul Chambers with Tony Morgan driving, won both the $32,000 Open and $24,000 Mares Trot over a track listed as \"sloppy\" at Dover Downs on Wednesday. Go Sassy Go made the winner\'s circle in the $23,000 distaff trot division. Starting on the outside in a seven-horse field, Morgan took JM Vangogh to the outside after the quarter ...
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Bill Millhoan dies

on 03/20/2008 2:00 AM
William (Bill) Millhoan, 65, past president of the Delaware County Fair Board and a member of the Little Brown Jug Society, died Wednesday following a long illness.Mr. Millhoan was a very active fair board member. The Delaware native was the board’s representative in all matters concerning Delaware’s world famous half-mile race track. He oversaw the construction of the Jug Barn and w...
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Medication-Testing Consortium to hear more about steroids

on 03/20/2008 2:00 AM
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) is scheduled to hear reports on a variety of subjects, including regulating anabolic steroids, when its board of directors meets on Tuesday, March 25, in Austin, Texas.   Current and upcoming RMTC-funded research projects and workshops, as well as RMTC penalty guidelines, are also on the agenda. Held in conjunction with the Association of ...
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Mighty Young Joe looking for luck in Clover

on 03/20/2008 2:00 AM
Stacey Chiodo, who trained Bruce Springsteen’s pleasure horses before she made a full-time commitment to harness racing seven years ago, thinks that Mighty Young Joe was “Born To Run” and she has every confidence that he’ll race well in the $94,000 Four Leaf Clover final on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   Chiodo, who is harness racing’s fastest woman driver, also owns Mighty ...
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Jack Adkins, owner of stakes winners, dies

on 03/20/2008 2:00 AM
Jack P. Adkins, who owned stakes winners Elke Frazer and Divine Victory, died Friday, March 14, in Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, N.Y., at the age of 73.   Elke Frazer 3, Q1:56.1 ($255,598), who he campaigned in partnership with Harvey Gold, won the 1995 Goldsmith Maid Trot at Garden State Park. Trained by Ron Gurfein, Elke Frazer started from post 10 and raced parked the mile, but put her...
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Goodell notches five-bagger in Delaware

on 03/19/2008 2:00 AM
Eric Goodell steered Nidya A, overlooked at 12-1, to one of his five wins taking the $32,000 Mares Open at Dover Downs on Tuesday, while Fionavar Hanover won the sub-feature $25,000 mares winners-over and Ball Gown A won the $23,000 distaff division. Goodell found room along the passing lane to outstep leader Ultimate Bet and Sean Bier to the finish line in 1:52.2 to take the week\'s...
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British announcer Braddick hired at Running Aces

on 03/19/2008 2:00 AM
Craig Braddick will become the first British harness racing announcer in the United States when he takes his place behind the microphone at the new Running Aces Harness Park in Columbus, Minn. North America’s newest racetrack has its grand opening slated for Friday, April 11. Braddick, 31, has lived in America for nearly seven years and resides in Charleston, W.Va. He is a full-time stude...
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Prince breaks maiden in series leg at The Meadows

on 03/19/2008 2:00 AM
Winless in 12 previous starts for his career, Peaceful Prince performed like a winner\'s circle veteran Tuesday at The Meadows, leading every step in a $10,000 division of the second leg of the West Chestnut Street series.   Peaceful Prince, who missed his entire 3-year-old campaign, faced tough stakes company as a freshman and amassed $29,374 in lifetime earnings without taking a mark. Tha...
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Classic Series supplemental nominations are due

on 03/19/2008 2:00 AM
Supplemental nominations to The Classic Series must be received in the offices of the Hambletonian Society no later than the close of business on Monday, March 24. Supplemental nomination levels and forms are available at www.theclassicseries.com and questions should be directed to Nick Salvi (TCS executive director) at (954) 871-6013.   Dover Downs will host the first ...
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Needle points to long history at Pocono Downs

on 03/19/2008 2:00 AM
Racing at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs has improved tremendously over the past 30 years or so, just ask Saul Needle, who is now in his 33rd year of employment at the Northeastern Pennsylvania harness racing track.   Needle was the track’s announcer and assistant race secretary for 16 years prior to becoming director of racing. His office is responsible for putting together the races for th...
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***New***Wire To Wire

on 03/19/2008 2:00 AM
In his latest Wire To Wire, Andrew Cohen makes a pitch for working together with racing commissioners so uniform rules can be adopted sooner, rather than later, especially since the role of the National Racing Compact may be expanded to include uniform rules. Cohen learned about plans to expand the mission of the National Racing Compact from Association of Racing Commissioners Internatio...
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Another winning qualifier for Vivid Photo

on 03/19/2008 2:00 AM
Reigning Older Trotter of the Year Vivid Photo made his second appearance of 2008 Wednesday morning (March 19) at The Meadows, leading gate to wire and scoring by one-half length in 1:59.4 over a sloppy track. Vivid Photo also won a qualifier at The Meadows the previous Wednesday in 1:59.3.   Trainer, driver and co-owner Roger Hammer plans for Vivid Photo to ma...
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New Thoroughbred track in metro-Detroit gets license

on 03/19/2008 2:00 AM
A new Thoroughbred racetrack in the metro-Detroit area took a big step closer to its scheduled opening in July after Michigan Racing Commissioner Christine White announced Wednesday she has awarded Post It Stables Inc. a license to operate a race meet. There has been no Thoroughbred racing in southeast Michigan since November 1998 when Ladbroke DRC closed its doors, leaving metro ...
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Three wins on the year now for Pompano trotter

on 03/18/2008 2:00 AM
Cisco Hall tallied his third victory of the season on Monday when utilizing a prolonged first-over march to take the $10,000 Larry Albano Memorial winners-over trot at Pompano Park in 1:56.1.   Starting from post five with George Napolitano Jr. at the lines, Cisco Hall was content to settle briefly in fourth through an opening quarter mile in :28.3 before angling off the pylons to beg...
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Immortal Quest N takes Dover feature

on 03/18/2008 2:00 AM
In the week\'s top pace at Dover Downs on Monday, the $40,000 Open-Preferred Handicap, Eddie Davis Jr. hustled Immortal Quest N away from the gait quickly to ward off Western Ace and Jim Morand for the lead and then cut out the rest of the fractions on the way to an impressive 1:51.2 victory. The win was the third in four starts and fifth in his last seven outings for the Sands A Flyin gelding o...
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Gerries Madison finds gold in silver leg

on 03/18/2008 2:00 AM
Gerries Madison and driver Rick Zeron turned in another dominant effort in winning Monday night\'s second leg of the Silver Reign Pacing Series for 3-year-old fillies at Woodbine Racetrack. The win gives her the chance at a sweep and the opportunity to capture her second straight series title--the latest coming in the $45,200(C) Miss Vera Bars final on Feb. 14. The daughter of Apaches Fame-Peac...
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Jamieson wins 4,000th career race

on 03/18/2008 2:00 AM
Jody Jamieson celebrated a career achievement on Monday night at Woodbine Racetrack when he guided BJs Boomerang to victory in the night\'s 11th race, giving him 4,000 lifetime wins as a harness driver.The 31-year-old Cambridge resident entered Monday’s program just two wins shy of the plateau and clicked early in race two with first-time starter Tempest Anvil N, setting the stage for the m...
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Jacked Up scoots by Scoozi to win series leg at Meadows

on 03/18/2008 2:00 AM
When Jacked Up met Scoozi in Monday\'s second leg of the Murtland Avenue at The Meadows, something had to give--the 4-year-old pacers together had won nine consecutive races. What gave was Scoozi\'s win streak, as a powerful three-wide move carried Jacked Up to his fourth straight win in a sharp 1:53. Scoozi was second by three-quarters of a length, with Magnificent Gift well back in third....
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