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Dolezal injured in Calif. crash

on 06/23/2007 2:00 AM
  David Dolezal, the editor of the defunct harness publications Hub Rail, The Harness Horse and times: in harness, is recovering following a serious recent vehicle collision in central California.   Dolezal, a companion, and Dolezal\'s dog, were seated in the front seat of his mobile home after leaving Yosemite National Park. Nearing Fresno, an auto driving at a high rate o...
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Always A Virgin wins

on 06/23/2007 2:00 AM
Driver Brian Sears won his second New Jersey Sire Stakes final of the weekend at the Meadowlands Saturday night, scoring with Always A Virgin, a colt by Western Ideal, by open lengths in 1:50.2.   On Friday night Sears drove Lady Mattgalane to a triumph in the NJSS for 3-year-old filly pacers. Saturday night he took the colt division.   Several outside leavers, and a rough-gaited Art...
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Mare elims held at Mohawk

on 06/23/2007 2:00 AM
Four Starzz Meliss and Moving Pictures, two pacing mares who were toiling in lower classes until this year, captured the two eliminations for the Roses Are Red Saturday night at Mohawk, while on the same card Lavec Dream topped millionaires Peaceful Way in the elimination to determine the final field for the Armbro Flight Trot.   Moving Pictures turned in an impressive multiple-move effor...
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Two Cleveland Classic splits

on 06/23/2007 2:00 AM
Won The West and Takeshigemichi captured the two divisions of the Cleveland Classic Saturday night at Northfield Park. Won The West, a 3-year-old gelded son of Western Hanover, enjoyed a pocket trip before sweeping to the front just before the three-quarter mark and eventually scoring in 1:53 while Takeshigemichi cut the mile in 1:52.2.   Hot Rod Mindale, who raced parked and wide for much ...
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Michelle\'s Angel sets stakes mark

on 06/23/2007 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old trotting filly Michelle\'s Angel rebounded from breaking stride in her Elegantimage two weeks earlier by setting a stakes record of 1:55 in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action at The Meadows Saturday night.   Michelle\'s Angel, a daughter of Andover Hall-Almost An Angel, won 5 of 14 starts as a 2 year old and started out her sophomore season with a score in her first stakes appea...
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No fans allowed in but Hawthorne to open

on 06/22/2007 2:00 AM
Although its mutuel clerks have gone on strike and fans will not be allowed in, Hawthorne Race Course will open for live racing Friday night. The races will be simulcast to other outlets and Illinois bettors will have to go to either Balmoral or Maywood or an OTB parlor to place their wagers.   The impasse is a result of an expired collective bargaining agreement, which led to members of ...
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NJSS contests at the Big M

on 06/22/2007 2:00 AM
Primary AS and Biz Hub made it a Trond Smedshammer-trained exacta in the $175,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes final for 3-year-old colt trotters on Thursday night at the Meadowlands.  Primary AS rolled off cover in the stretch and drew off to and 2 3/4-length victory over his stablemate Biz Hub in 1:56.1 over a \"sloppy\" track. Driven by Brian Sears, the son of Malabar Man notched his second win ...
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Pompano cancels Mondays in July

on 06/22/2007 2:00 AM
The Florida State Pari-Mutuel Division has granted approval for Pompano Park to cancel its five live Monday race dates during the month of July. As a result, there will be no live harness racing conducted at Pompano on July 2, 9, 16, 23 or 30.   Divisions of the Sunshine State Stakes for Florida-bred 3-year-old colt and filly trotters that were originally scheduled for July 16 and July 23 ...
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Still no answers for Vernon Downs

on 06/22/2007 2:00 AM
Although Vernon Downs’ owner Jeff Gural has said he would likely close the track if a bill did not pass in the state legislature by a Thursday deadline that would allow racetracks to keep a higher percentage of slot revenues, legislators will be back in session on Friday to discuss pending bills.   The bill has been stalled in the Assembly’s Racing and Wagering Committee and hasn’t ye...
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Freshman pacer killed in first start

on 06/22/2007 2:00 AM
Two-year-old colt pacer JNC Diamond, making his first pari-mutuel start, was killed Thursday night as a result of a race accident at Hiawatha Horse Park that also left driver Gord McKnight with a reported broken pelvis.   The first-race accident occured when the McKnight-driver Clever Coquette made a break nearing the half and then fell. JNC Diamond, driven by Gord McDonnell, then ran into ...
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Tivoli Hanover recovering at Pocono

on 06/22/2007 2:00 AM
Tivoli Hanover, the 2007 Max C. Hempt winner at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, is on the mend on the backstretch of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs following a life-threatening operation at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center. The 3-year-old pacer recently was rushed to the New Bolton Center and underwent an operation for a displaced colon.   \"The doctors had to cut him under th...
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Sweden\'s V75, V64 now at Meadowlands

on 06/22/2007 2:00 AM
Multi-million dollar pools and huge potential payoffs are the selling points of two new exotic wagers from Sweden the Meadowlands will add to its lineup on June 27. The V75 and V64 are bankroll-friendly exotic wagers on Swedish trotting races that require bettors to pick the winners of multiple races. The V75 is a 10-cent based Pick 7 wager in which bettors win by selecting the winning horse in se...
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Susies Magic looking to take flight

on 06/22/2007 2:00 AM
When 20-1 longshot Susies Magic accelerated past her high-profile rivals, Passionate Glide and Pure Ivory, to win the $569,250 Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Filly Trot by a neck in 1:55.4 last year, she not only provided a profitable payoff for her supporters, but she gave rookie trainer Tony Osullivan the biggest win of his career. As a 4 year old, however, she’s up against one of the toughest ...
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\'Coleman Trio\' on tap for Roses Are Red

on 06/22/2007 2:00 AM
Multiple O\'Brien Award-winning trainer Casie Coleman will send out an impressive three-pronged attack in this Saturday night\'s pair of $50,000(C) eliminations for The Roses Are Red Stakes for pacing mares at Mohawk Racetrack. Coleman, who is once again on top of the WEG trainer standings this season, will be represented by KG Katriona in the opening split in race four and the duo of Guestimat...
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P\'Pool Receives Six-Year Suspension

on 06/22/2007 2:00 AM
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission issued a suspension of six years and imposed a monetary fine of $30,000 to standardbred trainer Mark P’Pool (Crown Point, IN) for accumulating eleven positive tests for dexamethasone in 2006.  The decision was made at the Commission’s public meeting on Friday, June 22, 2007 in Indianapolis.  The penalty, initially proposed by Commission Executive...
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Dancer treasures highlight HTA auction

on 06/22/2007 2:00 AM
Harness Tracks of America’s 30th annual harness racing art auction, to be held in the Tattersalls Sales Arena in Lexington on Kentucky Futurity morning, Saturday, Oct. 6, will feature a collection of art treasures owned by harness racing immortal Stanley Dancer. The collection includes some of the most exceptional trophies won by Dancer in his illustrious career, including the Roosevelt Racewa...
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NJSS final for 3YO pacing fillies

on 06/22/2007 2:00 AM
Lady Mattgalane rallied after a second-over trip behind Arts A Flutter and edged that rival by a neck to win the $175,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes final for 3-year-old pacing fillies in 1:51 Friday night at the Meadowlands.   Lady Mattgalane, a filly by Artiscape, went off at odds of 9-1 while Arts A Flutter, also by Artiscape, was the betting favorite. Arts A Flutter got away ...
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NYSS 3YO filly pace action at Yonkers

on 06/22/2007 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway president Tim Rooney won the first race at Yonkers Friday night, winning with his homebred filly Lislea Phia, who captured a $59,101 New York Sire Stakes division in an upset, paying $52.50.   Lislea Phia was leading at the top of the homestretch when she broke stride, but driver Jim Morrill Jr. got the filly back on stride in time to secure the win, hitting the wire in 1:56...
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Muscleman holds off Vivid Photo

on 06/22/2007 2:00 AM
A prep for the Titan Cup Trot, raced before the betting card at the Meadowlands, turned into a stretch sprint for Mr Muscleman and Vivid Photo, with Mr. Muscleman putting his nose on the wire first in 1:55 after a :26.2 final quarter blitz.   Vivid Photo, who started from post one, set the early pace, but Ron Pierce rolled Mr. Muscleman to the front, moving just past the first qua...
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Duneside Perch in 1:52.4

on 06/21/2007 2:00 AM
Trainer George Teague Jr. sent out a trio of winners in the New Jersey Sire Stakes (NJSS) for 2-year-old pacers on Wednesday night at the Meadowlands, winning with Duneside Perch, Cartniverous and Just Desserts.Teague’s Duneside Perch was the fastest of the freshman colts on the card.  Driven by Ron Pierce, he romped by more than nine lengths in 1:52.4 in the fifth race NJSS division. ...
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