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Balmoral cancels tonight\'s races

on 02/06/2008 12:00 AM
Heavy rains and gusting winds have forced the cancellation of tonight’s (Feb. 6) Balmoral Park racing card. With the inclement weather expected to get worse as the day wears on track management and horseman have agreed to cancel for the safety of everyone involved.   Tuesday night’s card was cancelled after the first race due to heavy rains and poor visibility. This marks the third canc...
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Who should be racing\'s Commissioner?

on 02/06/2008 12:00 AM
In this week’s Wire To Wire column, Andrew Cohen revisits the idea of a commissioner of racing, and asks harness racing’s constituents to take the “imaginary position a few steps further,” coming up with the names of candidates for a commissioner, a cabinet, and even a mission plan.   Cohen says harness racing’s constituents can take a more active role in offering the sp...
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Windsun Lane 3 for 3 this year

on 02/05/2008 12:00 AM
Windsun Lane remained perfect in three starts this season and positioned himself for a possible sweep of this year\'s Don Mills Trotting Series at Woodbine with another dominant performance in Monday night\'s second leg at Woodbine. Rick Zeron guided the 4-year-old Lindy Lane gelding to a wrapped-up 1:56.4 victory over a closing Hoopie with Mystical Banker grabbing the show spot.   Zeron ...
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2008 Online Stallion Station now available

on 02/05/2008 12:00 AM
The Horseman And Fair World\'s 2008 \"Breeders Book\" Stallion Directory is now online. All of the 2008 stallions that were advertised in the December printed edition and in the recent Breeders Book Supplement are now available here on our website. The Online Stallion Station features a searchable database that lets the user select individual horses, stud fee ranges, particular farms, or stallions...
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Keidel named race secretary at Running Aces

on 02/04/2008 12:00 AM
Gregg Keidel is leaving Northfield Park to become the Director of Racing and Racing Secretary at Running Aces, the new harness track in Minnesota which is scheduled to open on Friday, April 11.   Keidel comes to Running Aces with 20 years of experience in the racing industry. He most recently served as Director of Racing/Racing Secretary at Northfield Park. He previously served as pr...
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Northfield drops Tuesdays 2 weeks early

on 02/04/2008 12:00 AM
Northfield Park will drop Tuesday live racing after the Feb. 12 card, two weeks earlier than originally announced. The track will replace those two dates with live racing on Wednesdays, July 23 and 30.   The track\'s current live racing schedule can be viewed by logging on to the website and going to www.northfieldpark.com/live_schedule.asp.  
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Manhardt Breezes to 1:50 victory

on 02/03/2008 12:00 AM
Manhardt swept four wide off the final turn, brushed to the lead and drew away to capture the $42,000 featured pace on Saturday night at the Meadowlands in a career-best 1:50. Driven by George Brennan and trained by James Eaton, Manhardt surged down the stretch to win by four lengths over Jilliby Generator. It was 5 3/4 lengths back to Rare Jewel in third. Manhardt, who finished fou...
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JJ\'s Gaazette writes perfect story in Pompano\'s Open Pace

on 02/03/2008 12:00 AM
After finishing second to No Nonsense Yankee in last week’s pacing feature at Pompano Park, JJ’s Gazette excelled in that one’s absence when scoring a 1:53 victory in Saturday’s $14,000 Open Handicap pace at the South Florida oval.   Starting from post five with Andy Santeramo at the lines, JJ’s Gazette was parked on the lead through an opening quarter mile in :27.2, but wa...
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Hicktown wire Dover field in 1:53.4

on 02/03/2008 12:00 AM
Hicktown scored a wire-to-wire 1:53.4 victory in the $19,500 4&5-Year-Old pace while Expensive Boy and Rambo Kandu took the $14,500 co- top trots on Saturday at Dover Downs. For the second straight start Hicktown turned back eight foes to win the Saturday feature pace as Corey Callahan guided the Cole Muffler gelding to his fifth win in his last six outings for Rhoda and trainer Bob Smith...
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Tell Me A Story wins Yonkers Open Handicap Trot

on 02/03/2008 12:00 AM
Tell Me A Story (Pat Berry) protected the pocket from the pole in the Open Handicap Trot at Yonkers Raceway Saturday night, scooting by pace-setting Grain of Truth (Ray Schnittker) to  win going away.         The latter, leaving post position four, led through fractsion of :28.1, :59 and 1:28.2, taking a tenuous  lead into the lane. The l...
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Racing Naked streaks to Rosecroft victory

on 02/03/2008 12:00 AM
Racing Naked dominated a Winner’s Over field of pacers at Rosecroft Raceway on Saturday night, carrying the field through a wire-to-wire mile.The 8-year-old Misfit horse held a steady lead throughout the race with driver Frank Milby at his lines, winning by over four lengths. John Sumner trains the earner of over $ 275,000 lifetime for owner William Camp, Jr.Yokozuna Bo made up several leng...
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Frankthebank wires Open Handicap field at Cal-Expo

on 02/03/2008 12:00 AM
Open Handicap 1 pacers, racing for a purse of $8,000, were featured on an extremely windy Saturday night at Cal-Expo, in which Frankthebank never looked back.   Prior to starting from post-position five in the field of five over a track listed as \"good,\" driver Rich Wojcio contemplated a change in strategy.   \"Going into the race, I was actually thinking of taking him off...
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Hypnotize wins Filly and Mare Open Pace in 1:53.1

on 02/02/2008 12:00 AM
Hypnotize rebounded from an uncharacteristic eighth-place finish in her most recent start when leading every step of the way en route to victory in Friday’s featured $14,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap pace at Pompano Park in 1:53.1.   Starting from post five with Kevin Wallis at the lines, Hypnotize was driven aggressively off the gate to take command of the race on the first turn, co...
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Stakes horses qualify at Pompano

on 02/02/2008 12:00 AM
Friday morning qualifiers at Pompano featured several horses that are eyeing a spot behind the starting gate for one of the three upcoming stakes events at the South Florida oval.   The 5-year-old trotting mare and Mack Lobell Trotting Series hopeful Buck I St Pat covered the mile in 1:55.3 when capturing her qualifying heat by 6 3/4 lengths with Ricky Macomber Jr. at the lines. The ...
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Anderson, McCaffrey honored at Maywood Park

on 02/02/2008 12:00 AM
For Ryan Anderson winning Maywood Park overall driver’s title in 2007 was a first. For Dave McCaffrey taking the top spot in our trainer standings is beginning to be a regular occurrence. The 2007 crown was McCaffrey’s second in a row and his fourth in the last six years.   Anderson and McCaffrey each were awarded a trophy for their 2007 achievements during a winner’s circle ceremony...
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Tasy Max wins trot; Hopeful Series opens at Yonkers

on 02/02/2008 12:00 AM
Tasty Max was more than happy with class and post relief, and showed it by easily winning the $19,000 featured high-end trot Friday night at Yonkers Raceway. The night\'s card also included the opening leg of the Hopeful Pacing Series for 3-year-old pacing fillies.   With Greg Grismore  driving for trainer Joe King, Tasty Max--the 6-5 favorite from the pole--retook from longshot leaver...
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Tioga, Vernon casinos to stay open

on 02/02/2008 12:00 AM
Tioga and Vernon Downs will keep their casinos open for at least another two weeks while New York legislators work out the details of legislation that would give the two upstate racetracks more income from the gaming revenue, according to a story in the Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin.   According to the Saturday, Feb. 2 story, Jeff Gural, principal owner of the two tracks, said he cons...
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Chocolate Tiara takes top trot

on 02/01/2008 12:00 AM
Chocolate Tiara scored a 1:58 victory in the $16,800 Delaware trot and Allamerican Reason notched a 1:53.4 win in a $16,500 pace on Wednesday at Dover Downs. Tim Tetrick had four winners and Corey Callahan three. George Dennis made good use of leaving from the rail as he took the lead early with Chocolate Tiara and sped away from seven rivals for a 1:58 victory in the day\'s fea...
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MacDonell sweeps Miss Vera Bars openers

on 02/01/2008 12:00 AM
Paul MacDonell steered home both winners in Thursday night\'s opening leg of the Miss Vera Bars Pacing Series for 3-year-old fillies at Woodbine Racetrack. The veteran reinsman, who is an O\'Brien Award finalist this weekend, got Gerries Madison home first in the opening $17,000 split in race two in 1:55.1. The strapping daughter of Apaches Fame-Peaceful Protest rallied from off the p...
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RMTC sets deadline for steroid rules

on 02/01/2008 12:00 AM
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium has announced it is endorsing a Dec. 31, 2008, deadline for nationwide adoption of model rules regulating the use of anabolic steroids in racehorses. RMTC Chairman Robert Lewis stated, “Our entire board firmly believes that the regulation of anabolic steroids in racehorses is essential to the integrity of horse racing and the welfare of the hor...
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