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Anti-slaughter bill passes

on 04/26/2007 2:00 AM
The Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee of the US Senate Wednesday held a mark-up for S. 311, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (AHSPA), voting 15-7 in favor of sending the bill to be considered before the full US Senate.   Dispelling arguments from AHSPA opponents, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) argued, “We have this law in place in California… since 1998.&...
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A bit of Pompano mo jo

on 04/26/2007 2:00 AM
Fox Valley Mo Jo, the lone mare amongst a field of eight trotters, enjoyed a perfect pocket trip before navigating her way through an opening on the pylons to win the $6,000 featured trot at Pompano Park on Wednesday in 1:59.3.   Starting from post one with driver Daryl Bier at the controls, Fox Valley Mo Jo got the first call off the gate but yielded the top spot to Rt Um Jim (Andy San...
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Billings opens Sat. at PPk

on 04/26/2007 2:00 AM
The 26th season of the CKG Billings Amateur Driving Classic, often referred to as the “Grand Circuit of Amateur Racing,” commences Saturday night, April 28, at Pompano Park. On tap is a 10-horse field and the event, which will be presented as a non-wagering affair before the first race on the betting card, is slated to go to post at 7:05 p.m. \"I’m sorry we had to put t...
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NE Hall of Fame adds four

on 04/26/2007 2:00 AM
David McDuffee, Robert Temple and the late Octave Black and Dunbar Bostwick have been named to the New England Harness Writers Hall of Fame.   Temple, who is first vice president and secretary-treasurer of the New England Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA), covered harness racing for the Boston Traveler and the Boston Herald Traveler in the 1960s and ...
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Star-studded Big M quals

on 04/26/2007 2:00 AM
The 2006 Three-Year-Old Filly Trotter of the Year Passionate Glide made her seasonal debut Thursday morning, finished second in one of 12 qualifiers on a star-studded morning at the Meadowlands. Passionate Glide finished second in the qualifier to Wildfire Julie, trotting her own mile in 1:56.2 as she trailed the 1:55.3 winner by four lengths. Also in that qualifier was Queen Serene, who defeated...
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Big M Pick 4 carryover

on 04/26/2007 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands Pick 4 carryover for Thursday night is $20,397, a rare occurrence for one of the track’s more popular wagers.
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Scarlet Valley in 1:58.4

on 04/25/2007 2:00 AM
Erv Miller’s Scarlet Valley was hammered down like she was a good thing in Tuesday night’s $15,000 Fox Valley Flan Stakes for Illinois-bred 3-year-old trotting fillies, and the overwhelming 1-9 favorite didn’t disappoint her many supporters, winning easily with a career-best time of 1:58.4 at Balmoral Park.   When ICF rival Mogo On The Gogogo was a judges\' scratch, along with GJ...
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Medoland Model A prevails

on 04/25/2007 2:00 AM
Medoland Model A gamely fought back on the rail to win the final of the 20K late closer series in 1:53 at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Tuesday afternoon. The race carried a purse of $40,200.   Medoland Model A, owned and trained by Bill Mullin of Plains, Pa., gunned to the outside on the first turn and made the lead shortly after the 3/8-mile mark despite taking a bad step. Once on the le...
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Sopranos at Batavia

on 04/25/2007 2:00 AM
Western Regional OTB has announced that actor Joey Gannascoli, most notable for his portrayal of Vito Spatafore on the HBO series The Sopranos, will help Batavia Downs celebrate its national television debut on Sunday, April 29, at 6 p.m. The popular actor will meet fans and sign autographs prior to a VIP event and airing of the program in the Clubhouse. Batavia Downs will be featured in th...
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Ohio \'simulcast in a box?\'

on 04/25/2007 2:00 AM
The Ohio Senate Finance committee on Tuesday heard testimony in favor of allowing “Instant Racing” machines at the seven racetracks in the state. Four proponents of the recently-introduced bill spoke before the committee; opponents did not testify at the hearing.   The “Instant Racing” machines are already allowed in Arkansas and Oregon. Players place their bet according to odds sho...
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NA races part of World Cup

on 04/25/2007 2:00 AM
Three of North America’s richest and most prestigious events for older trotters have been included in this year’s six-leg World Cup of Trotting, which carries a bonus of $1.3 million ($1 million euros) for the first time.   The European races include an event each in Sweden, Italy and France, with a $271,000 final on Sep. 30 at renowned Vincennes Racetrack outside of Paris. The $30...
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Express Merett wins in Italy

on 04/25/2007 2:00 AM
Express Merett, a 4-year-old son of Express It (Supergill-Flory Messenger), won the $153,000 Gran Premio d’Europa at the San Siro track in Milan, Italy, Wednesday afternoon.   The d’Europa, a race for 4 year olds, had a field of 12. Express Merett is known as a horse who likes the front and as expected he took the lead initially before yielding. Driver Pekka Korpi then re-took the lead ...
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ORC upholds Zhok ruling

on 04/25/2007 2:00 AM
Veteran Ontario-based trainer Randy Zhok has had his $1,500 fine and 90-day suspension for a positive test for the Class 3 drug Torsemide on his horse Nuke Ouellette at Kawartha Downs in January upheld by an Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) panel.   At the hearing held April 12, Zhok stated he was aware Torsemide is not available for use in Canada and that he received the drug from...
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Donato Heads Derby list

on 04/25/2007 2:00 AM
Despite changing the World Trotting Derby conditions so that it will be contested as a single dash, there are 37 horses eligible to this year\'s race, down from the 46 nominated for the 2006 edition. Donato Hanover, the 2006 Dan Patch 2-year-old colt trotter of the year, heads the list of eligibles to the $550,000 (est.) race, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 1, at ...
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2 elims for Berry\'s Creek

on 04/25/2007 2:00 AM
After capturing his Meadowlands debut last week, The Quiet Mon looks to make an even bigger splash in Saturday\'s eliminations for the $225,000 Berry\'s Creek. Sixteen colts are split between two $25,000 eliminations, races two and three. The top five in each elim will advance to the $225,000 Berry\'s Creek, the first major test of the year for 3-year-old pacers, on Saturday, May 5.  Tra...
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Primed for Vernon repeat?

on 04/25/2007 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs will host two 11 race cards this weekend on Friday, April 27, and Saturday, April 28, both with a post time of 6:45 p.m. (EST). Vernon was still forced to cancel the scheduled Thursday race card due to the shortage of “race ready” horses at Vernon Downs but hopes to fill next Thursday’s program.   Prime Interest will look to make it two in a row in Vernon, New York this ...
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Dan Patch field set

on 04/25/2007 2:00 AM
A field which includes Shark Gesture, Artistic Fella, Load The Dice and locally-based Rebelman will contest the $200,000 Dan Patch Invitational, the ninth race on the Saturday night card at Hoosier Park. The race is set as the ninth on the card with a first race post time of 6:45 p.m.   Shark Gesture, winner of the $610,000 Breeders’ Crown last fall, heads the list of entrants for the Dan...
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Broom out in trot series

on 04/24/2007 2:00 AM
Conway Maid completed the sweep of the Celias Counsel Trotting Series for 3-year-old fillies with an impressive, never-in-doubt victory in the $49,200(C) final Monday night at Woodbine. Paul MacDonell drove the daughter of Conway Hall to the 2 1/4-length win in 1:59 for trainer Mike Keeling and owners Stake Your Claim Stable of New Jersey and PC Wellwood Enterprises Inc. of Cambridge. Moment...
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Possible to win by a nose

on 04/24/2007 2:00 AM
The 5-year-old Florida-bred gelding Railee Possible had the lead when it mattered most in Monday’s $10,000 Isle Mile I Trot at Pompano Park, thrusting his nose in front in the final yards to prevail by a nose in 1:56.4.   Starting from post four with David Ingraham at the lines, Railee Possible found a spot on the pylons in fourth place through the early stages of the Monday feature...
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