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Symphony In Motion takes sixth straight win

on 03/14/2008 2:00 AM
Symphony In Motion made it six straight wins in the $20,000 opening round of the Jersey Girls Series for pacing fillies and mares on Thursday night at the Meadowlands.With Brian Sears at the lines, Symphony In Motion soared home off a third-over trip to post a two-length win over Ubetterthink Think in 1:52.4.  Twin B Tiara held on for the show spot.  Sent off the 2-5 favorite, Symphony I...
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Favorites score in Damsel Series opening splits

on 03/14/2008 2:00 AM
Favorites Crystal Chris and Alexis Hall both prevailed in Thursday night\'s opening leg of the Damsel Pacing Series for 3 and 4-year-old fillies and mares at Woodbine Racetrack. Crystal Chris went straight to the front from post five in the opening $35,000(C) split and laid down fractions of :27.2, :56.1 and 1:25.3, before sprinting home in :27.3 to win in 1:53.1. Rick Zeron guided the 4-year-o...
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38 nominated to Levy Series at Yonkers

on 03/14/2008 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway\'s George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series, a leading event featuring the sport\'s free-for-all stars, attracted 38 nominees for its 2008 edition. The Levy gets underway Saturday night, March 29, and offers five consecutive Saturdays of $50,000 preliminary races...regardless of the number of events for a particular night. The $200,000 (est.) final and $100,000 consolation are bot...
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Harrington Raceway simulcast area bust leads to arrests

on 03/14/2008 2:00 AM
A drug bust in the Harrington Raceway simulcast area Wednesday led to the arrest of 12 people being charged with buying or selling presciption drugs, including current and former horsemen. According to reports, \"Operation Horse Pill\" targeted the alleged drug seller, who was arrested and charged with 22 felony counts of delivery of a narcotic Schedule II controlled substance and other counts tha...
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Florida Senate passes bill to lower racino tax rate

on 03/14/2008 2:00 AM
The Florida Senate on Thursday approved a pair of bills regarding expanded gaming in the state, including one that will lower the tax rate racetracks pay to the state on slot revenue but still guarantee a certain total amount. The bills will now go the House, where they are expected to meet some opposition since the state Speaker has said he is against the proposals.   The bill reducing the...
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New Jersey Assembly approves subsidy deal

on 03/14/2008 2:00 AM
The New Jersey state Assembly on Thursday approved by a vote of 76-0 with two abstentions the agreement between the Atlantic City casinos and the state\'s racetracks to provide $90 million to subsidize purses and breeding programs over the next three years. The bill will now go to the state Senate, which is scheduled to vote on the proposal on Monday.    
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Art At Heart overcomes issues to compete in Four Leaf Clover

on 03/14/2008 2:00 AM
Art At Heart\'s ups and downs are a source of heartache for trainer Buzzy Sholty. Although the gelding proved he could go with the best of the sophomore class last year, he has been plagued with problems staying on stride. Art At Heart galloped in five of his last eight starts, but appears to be back on track after winning the opening round of the Four Leaf Clover Series last week at the Meadowla...
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Dewey heads list of 50 eligibles for World Trotting Derby

on 03/14/2008 2:00 AM
Deweycheatumnhowe, the unbeaten freshman trotting champ of 2007, heads a list of 50 nominees to the $500,000 World Trotting Derby at the Du Quoin State Fair this summer. Last year’s World Trotting Derby saw a match-up between Hambletonian winner Donato Hanover and runner-up Adrian Chip. The two colts repeated their one-two finish in the World Trotting Derby with Donato Hanover taking home...
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SBOANJ honors three

on 03/14/2008 2:00 AM
A former president and two others were honored with a presentation of director emeritus plaques by Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey President Tom Luchento at the organization’s monthly meeting on March 11, 2008 at Favorites in Woodbridge.   Anthony Parenti, SBOANJ president from 1991 through 2005, as well as Taylor Palmer Jr. and Thomas A. D’Altrui, were awa...
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Southwind Tempo wins second leg of Overbid in 1:51.1

on 03/14/2008 2:00 AM
Southwind Tempo stamped herself the one to beat in the $136,400 Overbid Final as she scored a 1:51.1 victory in the second round of the series on Friday night at the Meadowlands.    Southwind Tempo sprinted to the lead down the backstretch and disposed of challenger Lislea Phia at the head of the stretch.  As the field began to close in, driver John Campbell asked Southwind T...
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Weather forces Pompano to cancel Friday races

on 03/14/2008 2:00 AM
Due to heavy rains in the Pompano Beach area during the late afternoon hours, and with the forecast calling for additional downpours in the vicinity, Pompano Park cancelled its live racing for Friday. (Pompano Park)  
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Nanuets Z Tam rebounds in Apaches Fame leg

on 03/14/2008 2:00 AM
After disappointing as the favourite in round one, Nanuets Z Tam rebounded with a sharp 1:52 victory in Friday\'s second leg of the Apaches Fame Pacing Series for three-year-old colts and geldings at Woodbine Racetrack. Phil Hudon sent the son of Astreos - Cloudy Day after the lead from post five and the pair had seized control of the pace through a :26.1 opening panel. With longshot Coupon Bob si...
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Mr. Nice Guy puts away Matt\'s Scooter field in 1:52.1

on 03/14/2008 2:00 AM
Driver Ron Pierce moved Mr Nice Guy into the lead at the :54.4 half and from there the 3-year-old Western Ideal gelding was in complete control, capturing the $16,000 second leg of the Matt’s Scooter Series at the Meadowlands Friday night in a career-best 1:52.1.   In only his second lifetime victory in 19 starts and first this year in seven starts, Mr. Nice Guy paced a :28.1 final quarte...
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Western Shore debuts at Pompano Saturday night

on 03/14/2008 2:00 AM
The 5-year-old pacing horse Western Shore, a winner of $288,178 during his 2007 campaign, will make his seasonal debut at Pompano Park on Saturday in the featured $10,000 winners over pace, scheduled as the third race on the program.   Owned by Brittany Farms, Ronald Michelon, Ervin Miller Stable, and Riverview Farms, Western Shore was a seven-time winner last season, including a  tr...
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48-1 upset helps spark $12,981 Pick 4 at Big M

on 03/13/2008 2:00 AM
A  48-1 upset by B My Hero was enough to knock out most tickets, but 17 scored the $12,981 payout in the Meadowlands Pick 4 on Wednesday night.  A $33,819 carryover sparked a $221,521 total pool for the Pick 4 wager. The winning tickets had Justcallmerosie ($9.60) in race six, B My Hero ($98.40) in race seven, The Dark Side ($18) in race eight and LA Girl ($10.80) in race nine. Offe...
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Lanson, Chucaro Guadal come up victorious

on 03/13/2008 2:00 AM
The undeniably talented 4-year-old trotter Lanson extended his winning streak to two at Pompano Park on Wednesday, keeping his perfect seasonal record intact when taking the $4,000 winners-over trot in 1:57.4.   Driven from post two by conditioner Don Swick, Lanson found an early spot along the pylons in sixth before angling out to track the cover of Blue Ribbon Beauty ...
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Stratton added to St. Paddy driver slate at Monticello

on 03/13/2008 2:00 AM
The surname Stratton is not very Irish in heritage so how  is Jordan “The Kid” Stratton eligible to race in Monticello Raceway’s St. Paddy Pace,  a race for drivers of Irish descent, which is slated to go to post on St. Patrick’s Day, Monday, March 17? “I have some Irish in me on my mother\'s side,” Stratton said. “In fact, I have a lot of everything in me. I can f...
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Illinois House Committee approves Springfield harness bill

on 03/13/2008 2:00 AM
A House Gaming Committee in Illinois on Wednesday approved a bill that would create the Illinois State Fairgrounds Racetrack Authority and bring pari-mutuel harness racing to the fairgrounds in Springfield. Currently only 10 days of harness racing are annually held in August.   House Bill 4758 would create the five-member authority, which would then seek out a contractor to oversee the prop...
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**NEW**Wire To Wire

on 03/13/2008 2:00 AM
Andrew Cohen has won the $275 million Powerball jackpot--or at least he believes he is going to hold the sole winning ticket in the upcoming drawing and have a tremendous cash infusion into his bank account--but he doesn\'t want to horde all his new-found riches and wants to spend a good portion of his money helping harness racing. In this week\'s Wire To Wire he reveals just how he plan...
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Ryan Anderson nearing return to sulky

on 03/13/2008 2:00 AM
Defending Maywood Park driving champion Ryan Anderson is less than a month away from returning to the Chicago circuit. The 27-year-old Anderson has been sidelined following surgery to insert a steel rod from his hip to his knee to repair a broken femur occurred in a nasty spill at Balmoral Park on Dec. 23.   “I’m getting better and better and I’m at about 90 percent right now,” sai...
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