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Sha Daisy Sunset scores

on 05/05/2007 2:00 AM
Sha Daisy Sunset was victorious in the featured $22,000 Mares Invitational Friday night at Hoosier Park. Controlling the pace with driver Don Irvine Jr. in the sulky, the duo fought back in the stretch to win, pacing the mile in 1:53.1, a new lifetime mark.   “I was glad we were able to get to the front before going into the first turn,” said Irvine Jr. “I didn’t wan...
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Wearable Art wins duel

on 05/05/2007 2:00 AM
Wearable Art out-dueled The Quiet Mon down the stretch and captured the $225,000 Berry’s Creek final in a stakes and season\'s record 1:50 at the Meadowlands Saturday night. Fresh Deck was third.   In the first big test for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers this year, driver Ron Pierce and Wearable Art swooped to the lead from the three hole after an opening quarter in :27 by Fresh Deck....
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Diplomat second leg

on 05/05/2007 2:00 AM
Tell All notched his second straight and third overall victory of the season with another dominant score in Saturday night\'s second round of the Diplomat Pacing Series for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers at Woodbine Racetrack. The son of Real Desire - Have No Secrets flashed early speed in the first $25,000 division in race one and set all the fractions for the first time in his brie...
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Upset in Classic Distaff

on 05/05/2007 2:00 AM
To Helen Back and Yannick Gingras pulled a stunning upset, capturing the second leg of the Classic Distaff at the Meadowlands Saturday night in 1:50 and paying her backers $47.80.   Gingras hustled the 4-year-oldAstreos mare from the outside post eight and had the lead at the opening quarter in :27, before yielding to Miss Galvinator A and Andy Miller, who took the field past the half in :5...
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NA Cup web site ready

on 05/04/2007 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group’s Pepsi North America Cup website is now up and running. This year’s event, which is being held at Mohawk Racetrack for the first time ever, takes place on Saturday, June 16. The official Pepsi North America Cup website, www.NorthAmericaCup.com, has been revamped with all the information surrounding the 24th edition of the $1.5-million classic for the continent\'...
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Party Time at Balmoral

on 05/04/2007 2:00 AM
With a big Saturday program featuring a $22,130 ISOBA Stake, a $21,500 Free For All, a $15,500 Filly & Mare Open and a festive Cinco De Mayo bash it figures to be a fun-filled weekend of racing and partying at Balmoral Park.   On the racing side of the docket Saturday’s fourth race, a $22,130 ISOBA Stake for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers, gets top billing. Headlining the competi...
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Luck Of Michelle qualifies

on 05/04/2007 2:00 AM
It was a good start to the season for Luck Of Michelle as the 3-year-old pacing filly captured her first qualifying race of the season earlier this morning at Mohawk Racetrack in 1:57. \"I was really happy with her today,\" said trainer John Pentland afterwards. \"We had schooled her last week, so she had a decent mile under her already. She was nice and calm and easy to drive. She had...
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Terry Holton passes at 66

on 05/04/2007 2:00 AM
Ohio horseman Terry Holton, 66, died this morning after a long battle with cancer. Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced. Holton trained such notables as Playboy Hanover, Clever Napoleon, Crown Ridge, world champion OK Dick and Oil Tycoon.   A winner of 1,703 races and $4.7 million in purses as a driver, Holton was born in Newark, Ohio, where he lived his ent...
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Wire-To-Wire in Dancers

on 05/04/2007 2:00 AM
Artcotic and Southwind Tempo charged to the front of their respective divisions of the Helen Dancer Memorial for 3-year-old filly pacers at Freehold Raceway this afternoon and then held on for head victories in 1:55.1 and 1:53.4, respectively.   In the $72,515 first division Artcotic opened her 2007 campaign in identical fashion to the way she closed 2006.  Her final start last year wa...
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Kleinhans took gamble

on 05/04/2007 2:00 AM
Peter Kleinhans took a big gamble in buying Wearable Art last year, but the risk could produce the biggest reward of his career in the $225,000 Berry’s Creek on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   After a career best 1:50.3 victory in his elimination race, Wearable Art is rated as the 3-1 second choice on the morning line behind the other elim winner, The Quiet Mon, in the Berry’s Cre...
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Savage Hall wins fourth

on 05/03/2007 2:00 AM
The 10-year-old veteran trotter Savage Hall scored for the fourth time this year when prevailing in Wednesday’s $6,000 featured trot at Pompano Park in a seasonal best clocking of 1:58.2.   Driven from post one by Bruce Ranger, Savage Hall settled in fourth place along the pylons while Bumble B’s Sting (David Ingraham) emerged from the first turn with a clear lead, taking the field thr...
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Jamieson Stable deep

on 05/03/2007 2:00 AM
A major component to the success of any team is depth and there is once again plenty of that in the Carl Jamieson stable this season.   In this Saturday night’s second leg of the Diplomat Pacing Series for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers at Woodbine, the veteran horseman has opted to give round-one winner Reserve Forces the week off. In his place, Jamieson will send out Twin B Impact f...
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She\'s A Flirt follows mom

on 05/03/2007 2:00 AM
She’s A Flirt, a daughter of the top Indiana-sired filly Sheezhomewardbound, won her first career race Wednesday, May 2, at Hoosier Park for trainer-driver Dan Shetler. Coming from sixth position at three-quarters of a mile, She’s A Flirt displayed superb closing ability to win in 1:59.4.   “Everybody remembers her mother,” said Shetler, who worked with Sheezhomewardboun...
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Total Truth wins by 13 3/4

on 05/03/2007 2:00 AM
Top colts and fillies were in action in qualifiers at the Meadowlands Thursday morning and among the most notable were the trotting filly Pampered Princess and the pacing males Western Ace and the 4-year-old Total Truth, with the pacers turning in winning miles in 1:50.4 and 1:50.3, respectively.   The George Teague Jr.-trained Western Ace and Total Truth were both driven by Ron Pierce. Wes...
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Adrian Chip wins first start

on 05/03/2007 2:00 AM
Adrian Chip, a hopeful for this year\'s Hambletonian, won his first start of the season Thursday evening at the Berjsaker track in Sundsvall, Sweden, for a new ownership group that includes Nashville Predators hockey star Peter Forsberg. Adrian Chip, a son of Andover Hall, cruised home without a challenge in a mile rate of 2:03.4 over 2,160 meters.   Robert Bergh, who trains Adrian Chip, al...
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New track surface at Tioga

on 05/03/2007 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs’ five-eighths mile track has had a facelift in recent weeks. The old surface was scraped off and a limestone-based material was used to rebuild the overall surface and to re-bank the turns. Then, after the track closed on Wednesday, track superintendent Bob Ashelman started laying down the new racing surface.   The horsemen of Tioga left on Wednesday with a...
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Classic Series on Saturday

on 05/02/2007 2:00 AM
The Classic Series (TCS) comes to New Jersey for leg number two at The Meadowlands on Saturday, May 5, and the headliners will be Lis Mara in the Pacing Classic and Peaceful Way and Passionate Glide in separate division of the Oaks.   Two $60,000 divisions of the Classic Oaks will kick off the card. The first Oaks division features a renewal of last year’s rivalry between 2006 Classic Oak...
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Napolitano barred at Pocono

on 05/02/2007 2:00 AM
George Napolitano Jr., the leading driver at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in 2006, will no longer be permitted to participate in racing at the Pennsylvania racetrack effective Wednesday, May 2. Dale Rapson, vice president of racing operations for Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, said, “We have decided to take the action based on the past conduct of the individual, and we believe it is in the best int...
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More gaming in Florida?

on 05/02/2007 2:00 AM
The Florida legislature is considering expanding gaming and adding video lottery terminals to as many as 10 locations in an effort to raise an estimated $1 billion for the state, and the full House approved a bill Monday that would increase the number of slots at Pompano Park and Gulfstream Park from 1,500 to 2,000 machines.   According to a report by the Associated Press, the video lo...
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