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Harrington open sees red

on 06/14/2007 2:00 AM
M & M Harness Racing and Pat LaChance\'s Winbak Red ($10, Eddie Davis Jr.) became the first trotter at the 2007 Harrington meet to win six races, capturing the $20,300 Open Trot Wednesday in 1:58. The 4-year-old Muscles Yankee gelding assumed command near the quarter-mile from Racsan Jenny and set fractions of :29.4, :59.1 and 1:28. He held off a hard-charging Racsan Jenny to the wire ...
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Two Nevele Pride elims

on 06/14/2007 2:00 AM
Two $25,000 elimination divisions for Monticello Raceway\'s Nevele Pride Stakes for 3-year-old trotting colts will go to post on Monday to determine the eight horses that will come back the following Monday to compete in the $338,000 final. Headlining the first $25,000 division is the Dexter Cup winner Manfinity, owned by M And L Of Delaware Inc. and trained by Larry Rathbone. On May ...
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NA Cup: read all about it

on 06/14/2007 2:00 AM
There were plenty of things said at Tuesday\'s draw for the Pepsi North America Cup, and here are what a few of the connections had to say as they made their observations:   Co-owner Myron Bell, about favored Yankee Skyscaper (PP2, 2-1):“I wouldn’t say he’s (Yankee Skyscaper) a stone-cold closer--he’s not one-dimensional. The number two post position is next best to numbers thr...
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Reserve Forces draws in

on 06/14/2007 2:00 AM
It came as something of a surprise when Carl Jamieson got the call on Tuesday that his horse, Reserve Forces, had drawn into the field for Saturday night’s Pepsi North America Cup at Mohawk Racetrack. After all, Reserve Forces, a son of Real Desire, had finished fourth in his elimination last Saturday to another Real Desire offspring, Tell All, and had lost out to Two Twentytwo in a draw am...
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Wed on 7-7-7 at Yonkers?

on 06/14/2007 2:00 AM
Goin\' to Empire City, and we’re gonna get married (with apologies to the Dixie Cups). Empire City at Yonkers Raceway is offering seven couples a complimentary wedding reception for seven on July 7, 2007.   The lush new gaming facility, which houses 5,500 video lottery terminals--including 50-75 Triple Lucky Sevens and U.S. Sevens video gaming machines--is offering a chance for seven ...
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Donato qualifies in 1:53.3

on 06/14/2007 2:00 AM
Three-year-old colt trotter Donato Hanover set a national season’s mark of sorts Thursday morning when he won a qualifier at the Meadowlands in 1:53.3. Trainer Steve Elliott had to go the qualifying route for a third time this year with the defending Dan Patch Award winner after a 3-year-old open at the Big M didn’t fill last weekend.   Donato Hanover’s clocking was the fastest poste...
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Ready to hit on 2 fronts

on 06/14/2007 2:00 AM
Buffalo Raceway-based Hitwiththeladies will not just be competing in the second leg of the $128,350 New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting colts on Saturday evening at his home track, but the Giant Hit colt will be traveling to Monticello Raceway on Monday to start in one of two eliminations for the $388,000 Nevele Pride Stakes.   This is a rigorous schedule for this defending New Yo...
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Cisco Hall making progress

on 06/14/2007 2:00 AM
Trainer Bill Gallagher and owner Joseph Chnapko have created a successful niche for themselves by purchasing older trotters that improve under patient handling, and their latest is Cisco Hall, who steps into the open ranks in the $46,500 fifth race trot on Friday night at the Meadowlands.   He is rated at 10-1 from post four with Cat Manzi listed to drive. Chnapko purchased Cisco Hall ...
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Big price for Free paying off

on 06/14/2007 2:00 AM
Kelvin Harrison might have had a few reservations about arranging the purchase of Free for $200,000 one month ago, but they were quashed when she rolled to a 1:49.2 victory last week in the mares open at the Meadowlands, and she\'ll bid for a repeat in the $46,500 mares open on Friday night.   Free is listed at 3-1 on the morning line from post two in the evening’s eighth race. ...
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New voices at Chst

on 06/14/2007 2:00 AM
Harrah’s Chester Casino & Racetrack has announced that James Witherite-Rieg will be its track announcer and Shannon DiAntonio will serve as the on-air racing analyst during the track’s upcoming 2007 season. Harrah’s Chester’s 95-day meeting will commence Monday, July 9. Witherite-Rieg, a 21-year-old native of Brookville, Pa., is believed to be the youngest announcer working at a...
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Monaco graces Balmoral

on 06/13/2007 2:00 AM
After four straight starts at Hazel Park Max Ernst’s Yankee Monaco returned to Balmoral Park with a bang as she became the fastest aged trotting mare in the track’s rich history by stopping the clock in 1:53.2.   The 6-year-old daughter of Mr. Vic showed blazing speed away from the gate, getting to the front end in easy fashion, despite leaving from post position eight in the field of ...
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Lets Thank Heaven 5 for 5

on 06/13/2007 2:00 AM
Enviro Stables\' Lets Thank Heaven ($5.20, Tim Tetrick) improved to five-for-five at Harrington Raceway Tuesday with a 1:54.1 win over the track listed as \"good\" in the $15,500 Mares Junior Open. The Kevin Lare trainee has has now won two straight in the class and remains undefeated in Delaware. She was sent to the front and coasted to a two-length score. Drivin\' Miss Rudee was second, while...
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Drug guidelines on web

on 06/13/2007 2:00 AM
The Racing Medication & Testing Consortium has completed a section of its website (www.rmtcnet.com) that enables licensed horsemen to look up guidelines for withdrawal times for approximately 75 therapeutic medications identified by the RMTC Veterinary Advisory Committee.   The guidelines are available for 18 states and Canada. Information from other states will be added to the site as ...
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Ill. trainer pleads guilty

on 06/13/2007 2:00 AM
Illinois-based trainer Deborah Allison reportedly pleaded guilty Tuesday on a charge of animal cruelty after one dead horse and three emaciated horses were discovered at her farm in Crete. Allison was ordered to pay $250 in court costs and undergo psychiatric evaluation and treatment as well as being under a supervision order for 12 months. She has also been ordered to only train her horses at Bal...
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Big opening at Meadows

on 06/13/2007 2:00 AM
Opening-day numbers at the slots parlor at The Meadows have been announced by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and it shows that $8,637,964 was sent through the 1,738 machines during the 15-hour period it was open on Monday. The site was reportedly completely full from 3 p.m. until midnight.   With nearly 92 percent returned to the players, that left $701,021 in revenue, with The Meado...
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Ohio Gov. will veto bill

on 06/13/2007 2:00 AM
Ohio Governor Ted Strickland announced at a press conference Tuesday that he would veto the bill that will allow Instant Racing machines at racetracks in the state if it reached his desk, and that he is asking the legislature to instead ban nearly all forms of gambling.   The bill to allow the Instant Racing machines has already passed the state Senate and is nearing a final vote in a House...
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Waterstone wins at Big M

on 06/13/2007 2:00 AM
Waterstone, the 2-year-old colt trotter named for The Horseman’s Gordon Waterstone, won his career debut Wednesday morning in a baby race at the Meadowlands, scoring in 2:03 for trainer-driver Jimmy Takter. Associate editor Waterstone had hoped he would have been able to write the headline \"Waterstone Wins at the Big M\" when he was at the track in April for the National Harness Handicapping Co...
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Nfld has home-team edge

on 06/13/2007 2:00 AM
Northfield Park hosts the first leg of the Cal Expo-Northfield Pro-Am Drivers Challenge Friday and Saturday, and at first glance, it appears the home team has a slight advantage.   The unique series, which pits two professional and two amateur drivers from each track against each other in two races each night, has the amateur drivers assigned the inside post positions, with each of the four...
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Tioga has foal naming promo

on 06/13/2007 2:00 AM
On Sunday, June 10, Tioga Downs continued its newest promotion, the “Name That Foal Contest,” for the second time, and the 10-day old foal by SJ\'s Photo and his mother, Keystone Starbrite, were at the track, live and in person.   Jeff Gural, chairman of American Racing and Entertainment , which owns Tioga Downs, also owns Allerage Farms, which has a location within 10 mi...
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