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Morgan wins seven, including Dover\'s Open Trot

on 01/24/2008 12:00 AM
It was another Tony Morgan night at Dover Downs as the sport\'s leading dash driver in early 2008 piloted Self Professed from last at the half to a 1:55.4 victory in the $26,000 Open Handicap Trot on Wednesday. A 25-1 shot, Grand Photo also used a come-from-behind tactic to win the $23,000 Jr. Open. Morgan has won 62 races since Jan. 1. In the feature, while Jabez and driver Matt Bu...
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Ontario issues integrity rules, including suspension of horse

on 01/24/2008 12:00 AM
At its meeting on January 22, 2008, the Board of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) approved a number of significant measures designed to protect the health of the horse, ensure the safety of the participant, and reinforce the integrity of the horse racing industry.   The measures range from new rules regarding medication and treatment regulations for the protection of the horse, safety e...
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**NEW**Wire To Wire

on 01/24/2008 12:00 AM
In this week\'s Wire To Wire Andrew Cohen talks about differing situations in New Jersey and Ontario, and what may be expected in the future in both jurisdictions. Cohen examines the plight of racing in the Garden State, noting that he is optimistically holding out hope for improvement. On the other hand, Cohen is already applauding the recently-announced efforts by the Ontario Racing Commission t...
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New Jersey alliance pleads case to Corzine

on 01/24/2008 12:00 AM
The New Jersey Horse Alliance sent the following letter on Thursday to Governor Jon Corzine in hopes of prompting corrective action to begin on what it termed in that letter a \"fiscal crisis\" in the state:   Dear Governor Corzine, The horse industry in New Jersey realizes that you and your staff are very busy trying to correct the fiscal crisis that you inherited when you took office...
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Mare springs 28-1 upset in Dover feature

on 01/23/2008 12:00 AM
It may have been a rainy Jan. 22 night at Dover Downs but Easter Egg Hunt time came early, in the $26,000 Mares Open Pace. Dream-A-While won the $21,000 distaff sub feature. Tim Tetrick and Corey Callahan led a green and gold colors parade to the winner\'s circle with four and three wins respectively. Jim Morand had a double. Easter Egg Hunt was five wide at the top of the lane but as the fiel...
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Streakers at the Meadowlands

on 01/23/2008 12:00 AM
Five stakes titles and several winning streaks are on the line at the Meadowlands, including Panaramic Art, who bids for his 18th straight victory on Saturday night in the $83,700 Clyde Hirt, one of five winter series finals featured this week.   The Iowa-bred gelding\'s streak began July 15, 2007, and has taken him from the small fair tracks of the midwest to the bright lights of...
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New mailing address for NJSS payments

on 01/23/2008 12:00 AM
There is a new mailing address for all fee payments to the New Jersey Sire Stakes. Starting with the Feb. 15 first sustaining payment to keep horses eligible to the NJSS Pari-Mutuel and Green Acres Divisions, checks should be mailed to NJSS at Box 330, Trenton, N.J. 08625.               The NJSS Pari-Mutuel Division payment is $350 for...
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Canadian Idol winner to sing anthem at O\'Brien dinner

on 01/23/2008 12:00 AM
The 2007 Canadian Idol winner Brian Melo will sing the national anthem at the annual O’Brien Awards--a gala Saturday night, Feb. 2, that will honor Canada’s national harness racing award winners for 2007.   The Sony BMG recording artist born and raised in Hamilton, Ont., traded in his construction career for a life of music after a successful audition for Canad...
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New Pocono paddock to be ready in March

on 01/23/2008 12:00 AM
A new, approximately $3.5 million indoor paddock will be ready for the 2009 harness racing season at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, it was announced by Robert Soper, president and CEO of the facility. The state-of-the-art paddock will accommodate a 14-race card and will be heated and air-conditioned. The one-story, 52,670 square-foot structure will also house the race secretary’s staff, pro...
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Accident at Pompano sends 2 to hospital

on 01/23/2008 12:00 AM
Drivers Kevin Wallis and Ralph Collins were taken to North Broward General Hospital for observation, and driver Brad Hanners took off the remainder of the Wednesday program at Pompano Park, following a four-horse accident in the first race of the evening.   As the field of pacers passed the half-mile pole, Wallis angled Scoot for Glory from third place to make a first-over bid. A fte...
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It\'s Winnie The Who, that\'s who

on 01/22/2008 12:00 AM
After suffering two close losses in the preliminary legs, Winnie The Who turned the tables with a sharp off-the-pace win in Monday night\'s $55,200(C) Lifetime Dream Trotting Series final at Woodbine Racetrack. Keith Oliver picked up the catch-driving assignment on the daughter of Emile Angus-Sunrise Drive and guided her to a nose decision over Southwind Renata with Psyche Unseen finishing thir...
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Lucky NZ repeats at Dover

on 01/22/2008 12:00 AM
Twenty-degree temperatures could not stop Lucky NZ from winning his second straight $35,000 Preferred Handicap in a stunning 1:50.1 while Fox Valley Armor needed a 1:51 clocking to take the $26,000 Open. Mr. Apples\' 1:52.2 clocking was good enough to win the $32,500 Delaware Special on a crisp Monday at Dover Downs. In the feature, Ron Pierce moved Lucky NZ three wide at the three-qu...
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Guy Gets Girl wins Williams Memorial Trot

on 01/22/2008 12:00 AM
Guy Gets Girl led every step of the way en route to his second consecutive victory at Pompano Park on Monday, taking the featured $14,000 Lew Williams Memorial Trot in 1:56.   Driven from post four by Bruce Ranger, Guy Gets Girl trotted immediately to the front to seize control of the race on the first turn, taking the field through an opening quarter mile in :29.1 before cutting out middl...
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Total Truth sells for $900,000

on 01/22/2008 12:00 AM
The 5-year-old pacing stallion Total Truth, who won the 2006 North America Cup, was sold for $900,000 at the Tattersalls Mixed Sale at the Meadowlands early Monday evening, setting a record for a price for a male pacer at a public auction. George Teague Jr., who trained the horse and shared ownership of him, bought him back.   The highest price for a Standardbred at public auction wa...
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Freehold cuts purses, Meadowlands could be next

on 01/22/2008 12:00 AM
Freehold Raceway has released a reduced purse structure and the Meadowlands is expected to follow with drastic purse cuts if the New Jersey legislature does not quickly fulfill promises to provide a purse supplement.   Freehold issued a statement to its horsemen on Tuesday which said:   “No deal has been reached as of yet for a new purse supplement. We have been overpaying pu...
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Woodbine, Mohawk announce 2008 stakes schedule

on 01/22/2008 12:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group has announced its lucrative 2008 Standardbred stakes schedule, which includes the 25th renewal of the $1.5 million(C) Pepsi North America Cup at Mohawk. The stakes calendar, worth more than $20 million in stakes finals this year, is the richest on the continent.   The Pepsi North America Cup, WEG\'s signature harness race, will be held for just the second...
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Seeking all Adirondack horsemen

on 01/22/2008 12:00 AM
Harness Racing Communications (HRC) is on a search mission to find horsemen who have horses in the Adirondack National Park. HRC is asking: \"Are you raising or training horses within the boundaries of the Adirondack National Park? If you are currently breeding, raising or training your horses within the \"Blue Line,\" roughly from Lake George in the south to Dannemora in the north, HRC would like...
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Son of Coktail Jet wins big under saddle

on 01/21/2008 12:00 AM
Trotters competed under sadde in the Prix de Cornulier at Hippodrome de Vincennes in Paris Sunday, and the winner, Magnificent Rodney, a son of Coktail Jet trained by Ulf Nordin, took the winner\'s share of the $1 million-plus purse.   The Swedish-bred Hot Tub, a son of Sugarcane Hanover out of the Nevele Pride mare Bathing Beauty, took the early lead in the race, but wa...
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New Jug book to be published

on 01/21/2008 12:00 AM
The Delaware County Fair and the Little Brown Jug Society have announced that a new publication,  featuring personal and-or favorite memories of Jug week, is underway.“We are excited to tell the stories that make the Little Brown Jug what it is today,” said Phil Terry, LBJ Marketing Director.  “There are so many great stories surrounding the Jug and the races at the Delaware C...
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Yonkers discontinues dark-day simulcasting

on 01/21/2008 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway will no longer offer evening simulcasting during non-racing nights, effective immediately. The track had remained open for simulcasting the first two Wednesdays and Thursdays of January. Throughout January, live harness racing is offered every Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, with first post at 7:40 pm. Evening simulcasting accompanies all live cards, with afterno...
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