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Nine mares in Vernon feature

on 05/16/2007 2:00 AM
Nine mares were entered in the $133,000 Conway Hall Open Mare Trot, scheduled to be held Monday, May 28 (Memorial Day) at Vernon Downs. Among the entries are Passionate Glide and Pure Ivory.   The field will also include Queen Serene, Buck I St Pat, Mystical Sunshine, Spur Ann E, Three Little Words, Up Front Hotsey and Cool Muscles.   Vernon Downs will hold six $10,000 divi...
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Check out this winner

on 05/15/2007 2:00 AM
Checkouttheview closed out Woodbine\'s 2006-2007 harness meet with a mild 4-1 upset of the $71,000 final of the Princess Pacing Series for 3-year-old fillies on Monday night, pacing to the score in 1:52.2. Chris Christoforou drove the daughter of Real Artist to a one-length win over Quail Seelster. Jans Luck was third, beaten 1 1/4 lengths.   Carl Jamieson, who owns a piece of the f...
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Railee Possible wins in FL

on 05/15/2007 2:00 AM
The 5-year-old Florida-bred gelding Railee Possible overcame an extended first-over trip to prevail in Monday’s featured $10,000 Open I Trot at Pompano Park in 1:56.3.   Driven from post five by David Ingraham, Railee Possible dropped back to fourth place through the early stages of the Monday feature as Talk About Me (Mickey McNichol) emerged from a brief two-horse battle with...
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2,000 wins for Gingras

on 05/15/2007 2:00 AM
Driver Yannick Gingras won four races Monday night at Yonkers Raceway, the last of which was the 2,000th of his career. His milestone victory came behind odds-on favorite Perdition in the $25,000, tri-featured, ninth-race pace, an event for for $50,000 claimers.   \"I don\'t think much about these milestones,\" Gingras said.\"It\'s nice to pass them, and hopefully, there are plent...
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Big names for Miss NJ

on 05/15/2007 2:00 AM
Calgary Hanover, winner of the $600,000 Breeders Crown for 2-year-old pacing fillies last year at Woodbine, and Speed Date, winner of $207,926 at two, head a list of 46 New Jersey-sired 3-year-old pacing fillies eligible to the $200,000 Tom D’Altrui Miss New Jersey Pace on June 2 at the Meadowlands.   The SBOANJ-sponsored filly companion race to the Abbatiello Pacing Classic is named for ...
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Print It manages RcR win

on 05/15/2007 2:00 AM
Print It, owned by former Minnesota Twins manager Tom Kelly, was parked to the quarter in the $10,000 Open Pace at Rosecroft Raceway on Monday, May 14, but survived the game of hardball to earn his fifth seasonal victory with a mile in 1:52.2. After Blissfull Silence (Trevor Stafford) charged off of the gate to attempt the lead, Print It, driven by Frank Milby, confronted the front-run...
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Gladiator to be honored

on 05/15/2007 2:00 AM
He is the horse who captivated harness racing fans around the world. His speed, desire and unique colouring made Admirals Express one of the most revered horses in the history of the sport. This Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack, fans will have a chance to wish a final farewell to the horse dubbed the \"Gray Gladiator\" during a special night in his honor.Regular driver Paul MacDonell will be reu...
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How do you pick the Jug?

on 05/15/2007 2:00 AM
Is there any logical way to determine the winner of the Little Brown Jug four months in advance? Is there some easy way to select your 2007 Little Brown Jug Fantasy Contest stable?Each February, for the past 51 years, Stan Bergstein, executive vice-president of Harness Tracks of America, has compiled the USTA’s Experimental Championship Ratings of three-year-old pacing colts and fillies. Th...
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Calgary Hanover in to go

on 05/15/2007 2:00 AM
Calgary Hanover, winner of the Breeders Crown at two, will make her 2007 debut in Friday night’s opening round of the New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old pacing fillies at the Meadowlands. A total of 19 New Jersey-sired fillies drew into two divisions for the first of three preliminary legs that will lead to a $175,000 final on June 22.   Calgary Hanover headlines the second divisi...
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Campbell\'s day at Big M

on 05/13/2007 2:00 AM
Hall of Fame driver John Campbell sizzled on Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands, picking up five victories, including the $100,000 Matriarch with Easton Alliance N, who scored in 1:49. He also won both $18,000 divisions of the Hiram Woodruff Series.   In the featured sixth race, the Matriarch, Easton Alliance N [$14.60, $5.00, $2.80] left strong from the gate and yielded to Street Dan...
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Governor approves slots

on 05/12/2007 2:00 AM
A measure permitting slots machines at Hoosier Park and Indiana Downs was signed into law Friday, May 11, ushering in a new era in the Hoosier State. Governor Mitch Daniels endorsed House Bill 1835, which will allow 2,000 machines at each track, as part of a plan to provide property tax relief. The measure will take effect July 1.   In order to operate slots, Hoosier Park and Indiana Downs ...
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Tioga opens meet

on 05/12/2007 2:00 AM
More than 3,800 people went to Tioga Downs for the opening of the track\'s 2007 season on Friday, May 11. Patrons were met at the front door with free Tioga Downs t-shirts and posters to the first 1,000 people in the door.   Keystone Celeste and Todd Schadel took the opening round of The Southern Tier Trot in gate-to-wire fashion. The 3-year-old daughter of Yankee Glide romped home by ...
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Regal wins Graduate prep

on 05/12/2007 2:00 AM
Artistic Fella set some strong fractions, but Stonebridge Regal [$47.60, $14.40, $6.00], who was first off the gate, was first across the wire in the $50,000 Graduate prep race on Saturday night at the Meadowlands, winning over Artistic Fella in 1:48.1.Driver John Campbell fired the 22-1 shot to the top in a :26.4 opening quarter, then yielded to Artistic Fella’s bold backstretch brush...
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Back spasm sidelines Manzi

on 05/12/2007 2:00 AM
A back injury will keep Hall of Fame driver Cat Manzi sidelined for at least several days and forced him to sit on the sidelines as Artistic Fella competed in the Graduate prep Saturday night at the Meadowlands.  
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Maltese Artist takes Levy

on 05/12/2007 2:00 AM
Maltese Artist enjoyed a perfect two-hole trip, behind the pacesetting Special Report, and scored in 1:51, capturing the $475,000 George Morton Levy Memorial Free-For-All Pace Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway.   Maltese Artist, trained by Mickey Burke and owned by Sylvia Burke, John Howard and J. Koran, settled in second as Special Report and driver Larry Stalbaum rocketed out post ei...
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Hempt elims at Pocono

on 05/12/2007 2:00 AM
Takeshigemichi and Rusty’s For Real established new track marks of 1:50 for 3-year-old colt pacers at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Saturday afternoon in winning two elimination races for the Max C. Hempt Memorial Pace.   In the first elimination of the Hempt, Takeshigemichi, driven by Daniel Dube and trained by Anthony Mannino, sat second for the opening panel with Tivoli Hanover (...
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Manfinity takes Dexter

on 05/12/2007 2:00 AM
Hambletonian eliigible Manfinity, a 3-year-old colt by Malabar Man, trotted to a 1:58.2 victory in the $162,500 Dexter Cup Saturday at Freehold Raceway, wiring the field after starting from post one.   Driven by George Brennan, Manfinity won for the second time this season in three starts. He had won his Dexter Cup elim the previous week by a nose over New Hampshire Boy. Last year at age tw...
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Keep an eye on Tell All

on 05/12/2007 2:00 AM
Tell All, a 3-year-old son of Real Desire who is eligible to major stakes this season, showed he has the potential to live up to those expectations when he rallied from far off the pace to win the $77,000 Diplomat Pacing Series in 1:52.4 Saturday night at Woodbine.   Trained by Blair Burgess and driven by Jody Jamieson, Tell All was pacing seventh at the quarater--8 1/4 ...
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Teague\'s duo ready to roll

on 05/11/2007 2:00 AM
Total Truth, the 2006 Pacer of the Year, and Western Ace will debut as 4 year olds for trainer George Teague Jr. in the $50,000 Graduate prep on Saturday night at the Meadowlands, and they\'ll be ready to roll, said Teague. \"I don\'t believe in that popular theory of horses needing one or two races to get into shape,” Teague said. “I want to send them out ready. That\'s why I q...
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US rep to Elitlopp wins

on 05/11/2007 2:00 AM
In a final tune-up for his trip to Sweden, Mr Muscleman romped to a 1:52 victory in a $40,000 prep race for the Arthur J. Cutler Memorial on Friday night at the Meadowlands.   With Ron Pierce at the lines, Mr Muscleman brushed to the lead along the backstretch, making his move just past the quarter-mile mark, and accelerated away to a 2 3/4-length win over Ripped [$5.00, $2.10].  ...
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