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Deweycheatumnhowe coasts to ninth straight win

on 11/16/2007 12:00 AM
The fields for three Breeders Crown Championships for 2 year olds were decided through elimination races held on Friday night at the Meadowlands with the finalists advancing to the $4.7 million Breeders Crown Championships for freshman and sophomore trotters and pacers next Saturday, Nov. 24.  Deweycheatumnhowe remains the one to beat in next week’s $650,000 Two-Year-Old Colt Trot...
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Justice Hall takes Yonkers feature

on 11/16/2007 12:00 AM
An intriguing $30,000 Open Handicap Trot Friday night at Yonkers Raceway found a pair of  interlopers leaving from the two outside venues. Railroad Ron (Stephane Bouchard, post seven) and Justice Hall (Jim Meittinis, post eight) may have been just six-for-46 between thiem season, but each was  paying his way. At the outset, it was last week\'s winner--and this week\'s 8-5 choice--...
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Seminoles to get expanded gaming in Florida

on 11/15/2007 12:00 AM
The state of Florida announced Tuesday that it had cut a deal with the Seminole Tribe that will permit the tribe to offer blackjack and baccarat games in exchange for at least $100 million a year. The 25-year agreement came after the federal government threatened intervention if a deal wasn\'t reached by Nov. 15.   The South Floirda Sun-Sentinel reported that some analysts believe the compa...
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Ranger gets 7,000th career win

on 11/15/2007 12:00 AM
Bruce Ranger became the 21st driver in harness racing history to reach the 7,000-win plateau on Wednesday when guiding Doppler Effect through the wire first in the 10th race at Pompano Park.   Starting from post five, Doppler Effect led every step of the way en route to a 3 3/4-length triumph, covering the mile in 1:58.3 to give Ranger his milestone victory.   “I’ve been very fo...
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Elvis rocks again at Dover

on 11/15/2007 12:00 AM
Elvis Cole made it two straight wins stepping up after taking the Jr. Open last week to score a 1:55.2 triumph in the week\'s top trot Wednesday at Dover Downs. Corey Callahan had to use the Lindy Lane gelding hard twice to take the lead for good heading to the clubhouse turn and then continued on for his eighth win of the season. Master Pine came from far back for Tim Tetrick for place with Val...
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Thomson re-elected in Delaware

on 11/15/2007 12:00 AM
W.D. “Tom” Thomson, director of racing for the Delaware, Ohio County Fair, has been elected to a 15th consecutive three-year term as a director of the Delaware County Fair Board. Thomson, who is also president/treasurer of the Little Brown Jug Society, was one of six directors re-elected in a vote of the Delaware County Agricultural Society.Other directors reelected were Kent “Chip...
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Can Win The West win the Crown?

on 11/15/2007 12:00 AM
Won The West is coming off three impressive victories west of the Alleghenies, but can he continue that streak at the Meadowlands in the Breeders Crown? The owners of the 3-year-old pacing gelding think so because they’ve reached deep into their pockets to pay the $62,500 supplemental entry fee to start Won The West in the Breeders Crown.   After Won The West captured the $275,000 America...
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Is it madness to supplement?

on 11/15/2007 12:00 AM
Arch Madness finished second to Donato Hanover in both heats of the Kentucky Futurity in early October and Barry Goldstein, who bred and owns the trotter with Marc Goldberg, says that Arch Madness is a “different horse” since those heats. That’s why the partners were willing to pony up $62,500 to supplement him to the Breeders Crown.   “We’re realistic about our chances of be...
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Purses to get boost in Michigan

on 11/15/2007 12:00 AM
Purses at Northville Downs and Sports Creek Raceway in Michigan will increase approximately 35 percent and 30 percent, respectively, after the state’s Department of Agriculture budget was signed by Governor Jennifer Granholm.   The increase comes as a result of moving funds from the Agricultural Industry Equine Fund to the pari-mutuel tracks upon Gov. Granholm’s signature approving the ...
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King to be honored at Pocono

on 11/15/2007 12:00 AM
Syl King Jr., who has been racing at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs since its opening in 1965, will be receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award during the 11-race program Friday afternoon.   A native of Honey Brook in Chester County, King began his career in the sport of harness racing at the age of 15. He started working as a groom for Jake Mersky and 10 years later went on his own.   ...
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**NEW**Wire To Wire

on 11/15/2007 12:00 AM
He doesn’t say whether he’d have Jeff Probst host the show, but Andrew Cohen’s latest idea is a new made-for-TV series called “Survivor: New York,” which would bring together all the influential people in the Empire State and force them into discussions to hopefully get them all together in regard to the future of harness racing. To read the newest Wire to Wire, click here.
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Canada will bet into Meadowlands pools

on 11/15/2007 12:00 AM
In addition to the excitement of the $4.7 million Breeders Crown, the opening of the Holiday Harness Meet on Friday night at the Meadowlands also marks the opportunity for bettors across Canada to wager directly into Meadowlands pools.   The change comes as a result of the approval of net pool pricing by the New Jersey Racing Commission. Previously, Canadian bettors wagered into s...
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81-year-old Doc Gill wins at Mighty M

on 11/15/2007 12:00 AM
Standing in the Monticello Raceway winner\'s circle on a cold, rainy and windy Thursday afternoon after directing his own Sealed With Love to a victory, 81-year-old Howard \"Doc\" Gill answered, \"Dad gum, if the young fellas can go in the rain I can too. Just because a man has a little age don’t mean he has to be a sissy,” when asked why he decided to drive in such poor weather condition...
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Ladyfield fends off Poppy Lustre N at Dover

on 11/14/2007 12:00 AM
Ladyfield had just enough at the finish line to hold off Poppy Lustre N in 1:51.3 to win the $26,000 filly and mare Open Pace at Dover Downs on Tuesday.  Tony Morgan was content to follow Bikini Bottom as Tim Tetrick cut out fast fractions from the start. On the backstretch Betting Machine, the only 3 year old in the race, rolled up on the outside for Jim Morand to prompt the pa...
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Favorites named in Crown elims

on 11/14/2007 12:00 AM
A crowded entry box forced eliminations in every division but the freshman filly trotters for the $4.7 million Breeder Crown finals on Nov. 24 at the Meadowlands. Thirteen $25,000 eliminations will be held Friday and Saturday at the Meadowlands.   Friday’s elimination races for 2 year olds will include a single field of 10 two-year-old colt pacers who will race for eight spots on the...
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Horseman Gary Kamal dies

on 11/14/2007 12:00 AM
Horseman Gary Kamal died Nov. 10 at age 52, and with the help of friends, his wish to have his daughter, Melissa, obtain her college degree will come true.   A family fund to help with college expenses is being organized by Kamal\'s longtime friend Jim Winske.   Kamal died at the Albany, N.Y., Medical Center, surrounded by his wife, Karen, daughter Melissa, a...
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Brett Miller agrees to one-year suspension

on 11/14/2007 12:00 AM
Ohio-based driver Brett Miller has reached a settlement agreement with the Ohio State Racing Commission (OSRC) that will have him sitting out a suspension through next August. Miller agreed on the one-year suspension that began Aug. 8, 2007, as settlement for what the OSRC termed \"a result of three separate occasions wherein Mr. Miller tested positive for drugs of abuse.\"   The settlement...
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Lis Mara officially retires Friday at Meadowlands

on 11/14/2007 12:00 AM
Lis Mara, the 2006 Older Pacer of the Year, will be officially retired in a ceremony after the first race on Friday night at the Meadowlands. The gutsy 5 year old concludes his career with a record of 27 wins from 63 starts and $2.1 million in earnings. His accomplishments at the Meadowlands include winning the 2006 Breeders Crown.  Lis Mara raced under the banner of trainer Erv Mil...
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Big M paddock renovation now complete

on 11/14/2007 12:00 AM
When horsemen show up to race at the Meadowlands Friday night they\'ll be racing out of the newly expanded paddock, which now accommodates 13 races, six more than the original structure.   The 27,000 square foot addition completed a $10.5 million renovation of the paddock. The addition also includes new men\'s and women\'s bathrooms and changing areas.   The first phase of hte projec...
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Reduction in race dates, layoffs possible at Monticello

on 11/13/2007 12:00 AM
A reduction in racing dates at Monticello Raceway next year could be on the horizon as officials of parent company Empire Resorts explore options to help lower the increasing losses it is experiencing at its video gaming machine (VGM) parlor. Monticello annually races a year-round harness meet, but an Empire Resorts official that could change next year, as well as employee layoffs.   ...
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