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Maxwell named asst. coach

on 06/19/2007 2:00 AM
Ontario-based trainer Brad Maxwell, whose resume includes horses such as Elegantimage and Pure Ivory, has been named assistant coach for the Guelph Storm Hockey Club of the Ontario Hockey League. Maxwell, 49, played hockey briefly in the early 1970s before turning to training full time.   According to a press release posted on the Guelph Storm website, Maxwell, who coached last year with th...
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Budget threatens Pa. slots

on 06/19/2007 2:00 AM
Reminiscent of the New Jersey budget impasse last year that shut the Meadowlands and Atlantic City casinos, the slots areas at Pennsylvania’s five racetracks could be forced to shut down as soon as July 7 if a 2007-08 budget agreement can’t be reached between Governor Ed Rendell and state legislators. The Meadows, Harrah’s Chester and Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs are included. The slots area...
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Monticello celebrates 50th

on 06/19/2007 2:00 AM
On June 27, 1958 a gray pacer named King Majesty, driven by Bart Wagner, won the first race to ever run at Monticello Raceway. Now Monticello Raceway begins its celebration of 50 years of racing. Monticello Raceway will kick off its anniversary celebration with the Nevele Pride Stakes on Monday, June 25. The race is the first of The Magnificent 7 races and will be raced for an estimated purse ...
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Go Get Lost sweep at RcR

on 06/19/2007 2:00 AM
Three divisions of the Maryland Sire Stakes for sophomore trotters were held as early, non-wagering events on Monday at Rosecroft Raceway, and each of the winners, sired by Go Get Lost, trotted wire to wire in their respective races.   In the first division, Dilly Dally Delia went down the highway with Vic Kirby at her lines. Racing for a purse of $3,000, the Go Get Lost filly took to the t...
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DSBF trot splits held

on 06/18/2007 2:00 AM
Five $20,000 divisions of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes events for 3-year-trotters went postward Sunday at Harrington Raceway with three events for fillies and two for colts in the first of two legs for the sophomore trotters. Fred Brunner and Layhoon Chan Brunner\'s Swissonian ($2.20, Tim Tetrick) won for the ninth time in 13 career starts in 2:01.4 in the first colt d...
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Sun Sentinel wins at Blmp

on 06/18/2007 2:00 AM
After a big Saturday night at Balmoral Park which featured five Hanover Stakes the action continued on Sunday as a total of 20 sophomore trotting fillies were sent to battle in a pair of $27,050 splits, with Sun Sentinel and Society Hall coming up winners.   The $15,000 Mini Me Stake for freshman pacing colts and the $5,000 Fox Valley Evita for Illinois conceived and foaled two-year-old tro...
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Pavia out six weeks

on 06/18/2007 2:00 AM
Joe Pavia Jr., the leading driver at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, will be idle for approximately six weeks following an accident at the Meadowlands Saturday night. Pavia sustained a fractured arm after being catapulted into the air during the ninth race while driving Nic Nac Hanover in a New Jersey Sire Stakes. He also suffered a concussion as well as a rotator cuff injury, accordin...
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Nevele Pride eliminations

on 06/18/2007 2:00 AM
Two track records fell at Monticello Raceway Monday afternoon in two $25,000 eliminations of Nevele Pride for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters. First it was Green Day setting the mark for geldings in 1:58.1 then Mythical Lindy lowered the record for colts to 1:57.2.     In the first elimination Green Day and driver Cat Manzi gave up the lead at the half to the favored Manfinity and...
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Hanovers starts at Balmoral

on 06/17/2007 2:00 AM
An eye-catching performance by Joe Seekman Racing & Hal Hewitt’s Beachy Girl in 1:54.4 highlighted the kickoff to the 2007 Hanover Stakes season at Balmoral Park Saturday night.   Confidently handled by Ryan Anderson, who notched his 2000th career win the night before, this 2-year-old daughter of Real Desire swept from fourth to first as the field settled after an opening quarter in 2...
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Pavia injured at Big M

on 06/17/2007 2:00 AM
Driver Joe Pavia Jr. was rushed to Hackensack University Medical Center for treatment after an accident that also unseated two other drivers in the ninth race on Saturday night at Meadowlands.   The accident unfolded when Jim Meittinis\' charge, Beware Of Darkness, stumbled and fell to the ground in the opening strides of the race, sending Meittinis somersaulting onto the track.   In ...
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Bet To Win rolls

on 06/17/2007 2:00 AM
Bet To Win went wire to wire at Buffalo Raceway Saturday night and captured his second straight New York Sire Stakes with a three-quarter-length win in 2:01. The stakes  race was one of five divisions for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters.   Bet To Win and Jim Morrill Jr. were never threatened until Jacob’s Winner and Ivan Davies closed in the final strides. A son of Credit Winner...
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Search Engine dominates

on 06/17/2007 2:00 AM
Search Engine continued his domination of Indiana Sire Stakes, romping to a four-length victory in the fourth leg for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers in 1:51.3 at Hoosier Park Saturday night.   With Mark O’Mara in the bike for trainer Dave White, the son of Electrick Yankee grabbed the lead after the three quarters and used a :27.4 final quarter to put the race away.   It was th...
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Miller reaches milestone

on 06/16/2007 2:00 AM
David Miller became the seventh driver in harness racing history to surpass the $100 million plateau in career earnings on Friday night at the Meadowlands.     Miller\'s victory with Free in the $46,500 mares open was enough to push him past the milestone in the eighth race of the night.   \"It\'s a big accomplishment to go over that mark,\" said Miller.   \"Honestly, g...
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Tilly Bomb wins consolation

on 06/16/2007 2:00 AM
Tilly Bomb lowered her lifetime mark by more than three full seconds in capturing Friday’s $50,000 Elegantimage Stakes Consolation for three-year-old filly trotters at Mohawk Racetrack.With Mario Baillargeon in the bike, the Ohio-bred daughter of Chip Chip Hooray was sent to the front early and led through splits of :28.1, :58.4 and 1:28, before sprinting home in :27.3 for the 1:55.3 tally. Favo...
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Arch Madness rebounds

on 06/16/2007 2:00 AM
Arch Madness used a huge final-quarter kick to capture tonight’s $50,000 Goodtimes Stakes Consolation at Mohawk in a lifetime best clocking of 1:53.4.The colt rebounded brilliantly after making a miscue at the start of his elimination last Saturday night. In that race, he recovered to finish a close third, just missing a qualifying spot for the rich final.Tonight, with Steve Condren taking...
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Favorites win NJSS

on 06/16/2007 2:00 AM
Favorites Arts A Flutter and Platinum Hanover, two fillies who did not race as freshmen, captured their respective division of the New Jersey Sire Stakes 3-year-old filly pace Friday night at the Meadowlands with miles in 1:51.1 and 1:51.4.   Arts A Flutter, with John Campbell up, raced in the outer flow from the half, gained the lead at the top of the stretch and drew off to a 3 3/4-length...
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Oh Oh, she\'s 5 for 5

on 06/16/2007 2:00 AM
Oh Oh It’s Magic kept her record unblemished in five starts this year with a 2:00.1 victory in one of five divisions of the New York Sire Stakes 3-year-old filly trot at Buffalo Raceway Friday night.   With Jim Morrill Jr. in the bike for trainer Carl Gillespie and owner Carolyn Atherton, Oh Oh It’s Magic grabbed the lead on the back stretch the second time and cruised to a three-length...
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Martha gets revenge

on 06/16/2007 2:00 AM
Martha’s Revenge finally got revenge, capturing the first of two non-wagering divisions of the Indiana Sire Stakes for 3-year-old filly pacers in 1:53. The second split went to Go On BB in 1:53.1.   Martha’s Revenge scored her first victory of the year in convincing fashion, drawing off over the last quarter in :26.1 for a five-length triumph over Francie’s Dream. The mile was a lifet...
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Anderson reaches 2,000

on 06/16/2007 2:00 AM
Prince Vince got the worse of the trip, but he still got the best of his seven rivals in Friday night\'s $12,300 feature race at Maywood Park, pulling away with driver Ryan Anderson to a 1:51.4 mile. Seven races later Anderson gave himself an early birthday present when he brought home his 2,000th career dash winner with Mink\'s Success, the betting favorite in the 13th and final event on the card...
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Red White Blues invasion

on 06/16/2007 2:00 AM
In a field filled with the top female pacers in Florida, it was Meadowlands invader Red White Blues that captured the featured $15,500 Fillies and Mares Winners Over Handicap Pace at Pompano Park on Friday, stopping the timer in 1:54.3.   Starting from post four with trainer/ driver Bruce Ranger at the helm, Red White Blues found a comfortable spot on the pylons in fifth-place as rac...
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