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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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Harr hosts DSBF splits

on 06/21/2007 2:00 AM
Two $20,000 divisions of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes were contested for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. Trevor Warwick and Peter George\'s Mr. Aviator ($2.80, Kevin Sizer) won the first division in 1:54.1, while Chang Racing Dynasty\'s Skeleton Key ($2.80, Tim Tetrick) won the second in 1:53.1. Both are sired by Badlands Hanover. ...
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A hot 1:55 win at Balmoral

on 06/21/2007 2:00 AM
The Illinois conceived and foaled 2-year-old filly pacing set was on display Wednesday night as Balmoral Park prepared to head into its six-week summer break. Trainer James Crebs has sent out his fair share of homebred stars and it looks like he may have another in 2007 as She’s So Hot made her pari-mutuel debut a winning one in 1:55.   Perfectly handled by driver Dave Magee the daughter...
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Mo Jo silences sparrow

on 06/21/2007 2:00 AM
The mare Fox Valley Mo Jo halted the two-race winning streak of S Sparrow Express when defeating that rival to take the featured $8,000 seventh-race trot at Pompano Park on Wednesday, covering the mile in a lifetime best 1:57.   Driven from post four by Daryl Bier, Fox Valley Mo Jo dueled with Giambi (Gaston Lareau) through the early stages of the Wednesday feature, with the latt...
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NJSS sophs in spotlight

on 06/21/2007 2:00 AM
This weekend at the Meadowlands 3-year-old pacers are in the spotlight in a pair of $175,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes finals. The fillies are carded on Friday night in the fifth race and the colts as Saturday night’s fifth race. The Joe Holloway-trained entry of Always A Virgin and Fresh Deck has been installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite in the colts and geldings final.  Always A Virgi...
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