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Fire at Meadows racino

on 06/01/2007 2:00 AM
A small fire on the roof of the new temporary casino at The Meadows Thursday night reportedly caused about $30,000 worth of damage. The fire was reported shortly after 10 p.m. and was extinguished about 90 minutes later after being responded to by three local fire departments.   There was no immediate word on the cause of the fire. Earlier this week racetrack officials announced a planned J...
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Saratoga addition open

on 06/01/2007 2:00 AM
Saratoga Gaming and Raceway officially opened its expansion Friday, and participating in the ribbon-cutting ceremony were New York Senator Joseph L. Bruno; Deputy Director of the New York State Lottery Susan E. Miller; Saratoga Gaming and Raceway President Dan Gerrity; Executive Vice President and General Manager Jamie Hartman; and Vice President of Sales and Marketing Rita Cox. &n...
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Good morning, Laddie

on 06/01/2007 2:00 AM
O’Brien Award recipient Laddie was a convincing winner in his second qualifier of the season Friday morning at Mohawk Racetrack, scoring by 1 1/4 lengths in 1:58.1. The son of Angus Hall-Victory Dreamer, with regular pilot Paul MacDonell in tow, took over command just past the half and then turned in a :57.3 final half for the sharp victory. Laddie was coming off a third-place finish in ...
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Mare takes 1:49.1 mark

on 06/01/2007 2:00 AM
Darlin\'s Delight earned her first big victory as a 4 year old by capturing the $225,000 Lady Liberty Pace for mares Friday night at the Meadowlands. Driver Yannick Gingras sent the 10-time winner in 2006 to the front down the backstretch and she cruised home the last quarter in :26.4 to win over Street Dancer. Marine Hall took third.   Burning Point started from post seven but had the lead...
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1:54 by Michelle\'s Angel

on 06/01/2007 2:00 AM
Three divisions of the Casual Breeze for 3-year-old trotting fillies were contestetd at Mohawk Friday night and Michelle\'s Angel edged Pampered Princess in 1:54, Maple Sugar scored in 1:56.3, and Vulcanize picked up her first career victory with a 1:55.3 effort.   Michelle\'s Angel and Pampered Princess squared off in the first $75,000 division and Michelle\'s Angel ralled from 7 1/4 lengt...
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2 straight for Mighty Maori

on 05/31/2007 2:00 AM
For the second consecutive week, the 10-year-old veteran trotter Mighty Maori A captured the Wednesday night feature at Pompano Park, prevailing in 1:59.1 for driver Dan Clements. Starting from post three, Mighty Maori A was quick off the gate for Clements but was content to settle in the pocket after yielding the top spot to Orpha Lou (Wally Hennessey), who showed the way through fractions ...
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Dream Vacation on top

on 05/31/2007 2:00 AM
Daughters of the sire Dream Vacation swept all three New Jersey Sire Stakes divisions for 3-year-old filly trotters Wednesday night at the Meadowlands, with the winners Victoria Volo (1:56.4), Flash Lightning (1:56) and Granny Gui (1:57.1).   Victoria Volo and driver John Campbell made a three-wide move in the stretch and closed fastest of all to nip the pacesetter, Maryanne K, at the ...
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Majestic Son 3 weeks away

on 05/31/2007 2:00 AM
Trainer Mark Steacy has told harnessracing.com that 2006 Canadian Horse of the Year Majestic Son is about three weeks away from qualifying after recently training the 4-year-old son of Angus Hall in 1:58 at Hippodrome de Montreal.   A 14-time winner with $1.2 million in earnings last year, Majestic Son’s triumphs included a season-ending Breeders Crown, the Goodtimes and the Canadian...
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Corbin overcomes 8 hole

on 05/31/2007 2:00 AM
Not even post eight could stop Alain Durivage\'s Armbro Corbin ($24.80) from repeating in Wednesday\'s $20,300 Open Trot at Harrington Raceway. The 5-year-old Striking Sahbra gelding left from the outside post, gained the lead and coasted to a one length win in 1:57.2. Driven by Brandon Givens, the Scott Gregoire-trained \"Corbin\" set fractions of :28.3, :58.3, and 1:28 before a :29.2 final...
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Particular dies at 25

on 05/31/2007 2:00 AM
One of the top overnight horses in two regions, the Precious Fella gelding Particular has died just days after his 25th birthday.   Particular, who campaigned part of his career in New England and competed at Foxboro Raceway, later became one of the top overnight pacers on the scene in South Florida at Pompano Park for trainer Peter Blood.   Born on May 20, 1982 at Hanover ...
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Joseph Billante dies

on 05/31/2007 2:00 AM
Joseph W. Billante, a trainer, breeder, owner and driver at The Meadows for more than 30 years, died Monday in a tractor accident. He was 64. According to published reports, Mr. Billante, of Chartiers Township, Washington County, was operating a small farm tractor pulling a mower deck when the tractor rolled on an embankment, pinning him beneath. He was transported to Canonsburg Hospital where h...
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First win in 20 months

on 05/31/2007 2:00 AM
The featured race of the Wednesday evening card at Northfield Park was an $8,000 Open Trot, which was won by Pure Jesse. The 4-year-old gelding, owned by Yvette Prudenzano and Basil Kellis, found room as the field headed into the stretch and flew late, defeating Pine Hill Jewel by one length in 1:58. Favored pacesetter Lucca\'s Revenge was third. Brett Miller drove the winner for train...
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Star-studded NH field

on 05/31/2007 2:00 AM
Many of the brightest and biggest stars in the world of harness racing will be at Rockingham Park on Saturday to compete in the track\'s signature race, the $120,000 New Hampshire Sweepstakes. Ted Wing, a legendary horseman in the region who is on tap to drive in the New Hampshire Sweepstakes, looked over the nine horses invited to the Free-For-All Pace and told Rockingham racing officials ...
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Meadows slots delayed

on 05/31/2007 2:00 AM
The planned June 5 opening of the new slots parlor at The Meadows has been delayed. The racetrack issued the following press release Wednesday:   Meadows Racetrack & Casino officials have delayed testing nights of its new casino and have put its grand opening temporarily on hold. The delay is necessary to allow for final enhancements to be made to the Meadows\' security system. Once thi...
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Cramer retires from USTA

on 05/31/2007 2:00 AM
Carol Cramer, a 42 1/2 –year employee of the U.S. Trotting Association (USTA), will spend her last day at the USTA offices in Columbus today, May 31. Cramer, who has worked on the USTA’s landmark publications the Care & Training of the Trotter & the Pacer and the annual Stakes Guide, has retired, although she will continue producing the Stakes Guide.   “I was hired by Don Mill...
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Purses up at Big M

on 05/31/2007 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands will implement a 10 percent purse increase beginning with the Wednesday, June 6, racing card, which marks the second across-the-board purse increase this spring.   Meadowlands purses were first increased in April, along with the addition of a program which gives a 20 percent bonus to New Jersey-sired horses earning purse checks in “non-restrictive” overnight races. ...
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2YO champ has 1:54.1 qua

on 05/31/2007 2:00 AM
Donato Hanover posted his second straight 1:54-and-change qualifier Thursday morning at the Meadowlands, and trainer Steve Elliott told harnessracing.com shortly afterward that the defending Dan Patch champion is ready to make his pari-mutuel debut.   “So far we’re doing pretty good for no money, aren’t we?” answered Elliott with a laugh when asked about Donato Hanover’s readiness...
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Elims set for Maywood races

on 05/31/2007 2:00 AM
A surprise entry into the Maywood Pace for second season colts and geldings was the 2006 Illinois Freshman Colt Pacer of the Year Home Bed Advantage, one of the favorites for this Saturday’s $1 million Art Rooney Championship at Yonkers Raceway. The pride of the Dave McCaffrey Stable was one of nine ICF horses entered for tonight’s elims and gained a bye into next Friday’s (June 8) fina...
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Possess The Magic returns

on 05/31/2007 2:00 AM
Three-year-old filly trotter Possess The Magic, 2006’s richest freshman regardless of gait and fastest juvenile trotter regardless of sex, made her 2007 qualifying debut Thursday at the Meadowlands, finishing second by a half length behind peer Gerri’s Joy in 1:54.4.   The qualifier was the first appearance by the daughter of Self Possessed since she won the Breeders Crown last October ...
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