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New Big M titles for Dadoyan, McKee

on 06/26/2007 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands has named two members of its management team to new positions as Alex Dadoyan has been appointed vice president/off-track wagering and Sam McKee as director of simulcasting/announcer.
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Jules Siegel Delaware Hall of Famer

on 06/25/2007 2:00 AM
The 23rd Little Brown Jug Wall of Fame honoree is breeder-owner Jules Siegel. Siegel, who breeds and owns Standardbreds with wife Arlene, was elected by a panel of harness racing experts. Siegel will be officially inducted and presented a commemorative gold ring at the Little Brown Jug breakfast, to be held at the Hospitality Pavilion at the fairgrounds on the morning of Sept. 19, the date ...
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Joanne Nickells dies in Indiana

on 06/25/2007 2:00 AM
Joanne Nickells, the wife of horseman Bruce Nickells and mother of trainer-driver Brooke Nickells, died Sunday afternoon in Indianapolis at the age of 73. Mrs. Nickells had been in poor health for many months, but until three weeks ago had been going to the barn in the mornings and the races in the evening.   Mrs. Nickells was married to her husband for more than 50 years and together they ...
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Green Day Wins Nevele Pride Final

on 06/25/2007 2:00 AM
Green Day went wire to wire in a Monticello Raceway track record of 1:57.1 and captured the $338,000 Nevele Pride final for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings  Monday afternoon. The purse is the richest in Monticello history.   With Cat Manzi in the bike, Green Day shot out from post seven and grabbed the lead as 4 to 5 favorite Mythical Lindy went on a break behind the stating gat...
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Go On BB takes Genesis final

on 06/24/2007 2:00 AM
A sloppy track proved no match for sophomore pacer Go On BB. The Frank Baldachino-owned filly captured the $40,000 Genesis Series final Saturday evening in a stakes record 1:53 victory. The win marked the ninth in 10 seasonal starts. “She’s such a tough filly,” said Mickey Burke Jr. “She showed her class tonight.” Starting from post position three, the 1-5 favorite and driver Ricky Mac...
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Kenneth J scores at Vernon in NYSS

on 06/24/2007 2:00 AM
The top rated sophomore colt pacer Kenneth J gave his many backers a few anxious moments before coming through with a head victory over The Best in 1:50.4 in New York Sire Stakes action Saturday night (June 23) at Vernon Downs.   A heavy favorite in the $30,894 eighth event, Kenneth J idled in fourth to the half as The Best zipped through the first four furlongs in :55.2 and...
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Cabana Fever tops Sportsfancy

on 06/24/2007 2:00 AM
The $61,000 Lady Chicago featured two of the finest sophomore filly pacers in Chicagoland as Sportsfancy, a winner of six straight, and Cabana Fever, a seven-time winnor last year and a strong third in the Breeders Crown, squared off at Hawthorne Saturday night.   Despite a 10- horse field, the race screamed out match race and it lived up to those expectations.Sportsfancy, driven ...
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Dolezal injured in Calif. crash

on 06/23/2007 2:00 AM
  David Dolezal, the editor of the defunct harness publications Hub Rail, The Harness Horse and times: in harness, is recovering following a serious recent vehicle collision in central California.   Dolezal, a companion, and Dolezal\'s dog, were seated in the front seat of his mobile home after leaving Yosemite National Park. Nearing Fresno, an auto driving at a high rate o...
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Always A Virgin wins

on 06/23/2007 2:00 AM
Driver Brian Sears won his second New Jersey Sire Stakes final of the weekend at the Meadowlands Saturday night, scoring with Always A Virgin, a colt by Western Ideal, by open lengths in 1:50.2.   On Friday night Sears drove Lady Mattgalane to a triumph in the NJSS for 3-year-old filly pacers. Saturday night he took the colt division.   Several outside leavers, and a rough-gaited Art...
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Mare elims held at Mohawk

on 06/23/2007 2:00 AM
Four Starzz Meliss and Moving Pictures, two pacing mares who were toiling in lower classes until this year, captured the two eliminations for the Roses Are Red Saturday night at Mohawk, while on the same card Lavec Dream topped millionaires Peaceful Way in the elimination to determine the final field for the Armbro Flight Trot.   Moving Pictures turned in an impressive multiple-move effor...
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Two Cleveland Classic splits

on 06/23/2007 2:00 AM
Won The West and Takeshigemichi captured the two divisions of the Cleveland Classic Saturday night at Northfield Park. Won The West, a 3-year-old gelded son of Western Hanover, enjoyed a pocket trip before sweeping to the front just before the three-quarter mark and eventually scoring in 1:53 while Takeshigemichi cut the mile in 1:52.2.   Hot Rod Mindale, who raced parked and wide for much ...
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Michelle\'s Angel sets stakes mark

on 06/23/2007 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old trotting filly Michelle\'s Angel rebounded from breaking stride in her Elegantimage two weeks earlier by setting a stakes record of 1:55 in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action at The Meadows Saturday night.   Michelle\'s Angel, a daughter of Andover Hall-Almost An Angel, won 5 of 14 starts as a 2 year old and started out her sophomore season with a score in her first stakes appea...
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No fans allowed in but Hawthorne to open

on 06/22/2007 2:00 AM
Although its mutuel clerks have gone on strike and fans will not be allowed in, Hawthorne Race Course will open for live racing Friday night. The races will be simulcast to other outlets and Illinois bettors will have to go to either Balmoral or Maywood or an OTB parlor to place their wagers.   The impasse is a result of an expired collective bargaining agreement, which led to members of ...
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NJSS contests at the Big M

on 06/22/2007 2:00 AM
Primary AS and Biz Hub made it a Trond Smedshammer-trained exacta in the $175,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes final for 3-year-old colt trotters on Thursday night at the Meadowlands.  Primary AS rolled off cover in the stretch and drew off to and 2 3/4-length victory over his stablemate Biz Hub in 1:56.1 over a \"sloppy\" track. Driven by Brian Sears, the son of Malabar Man notched his second win ...
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Pompano cancels Mondays in July

on 06/22/2007 2:00 AM
The Florida State Pari-Mutuel Division has granted approval for Pompano Park to cancel its five live Monday race dates during the month of July. As a result, there will be no live harness racing conducted at Pompano on July 2, 9, 16, 23 or 30.   Divisions of the Sunshine State Stakes for Florida-bred 3-year-old colt and filly trotters that were originally scheduled for July 16 and July 23 ...
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Still no answers for Vernon Downs

on 06/22/2007 2:00 AM
Although Vernon Downs’ owner Jeff Gural has said he would likely close the track if a bill did not pass in the state legislature by a Thursday deadline that would allow racetracks to keep a higher percentage of slot revenues, legislators will be back in session on Friday to discuss pending bills.   The bill has been stalled in the Assembly’s Racing and Wagering Committee and hasn’t ye...
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Freshman pacer killed in first start

on 06/22/2007 2:00 AM
Two-year-old colt pacer JNC Diamond, making his first pari-mutuel start, was killed Thursday night as a result of a race accident at Hiawatha Horse Park that also left driver Gord McKnight with a reported broken pelvis.   The first-race accident occured when the McKnight-driver Clever Coquette made a break nearing the half and then fell. JNC Diamond, driven by Gord McDonnell, then ran into ...
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Tivoli Hanover recovering at Pocono

on 06/22/2007 2:00 AM
Tivoli Hanover, the 2007 Max C. Hempt winner at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, is on the mend on the backstretch of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs following a life-threatening operation at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center. The 3-year-old pacer recently was rushed to the New Bolton Center and underwent an operation for a displaced colon.   \"The doctors had to cut him under th...
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Sweden\'s V75, V64 now at Meadowlands

on 06/22/2007 2:00 AM
Multi-million dollar pools and huge potential payoffs are the selling points of two new exotic wagers from Sweden the Meadowlands will add to its lineup on June 27. The V75 and V64 are bankroll-friendly exotic wagers on Swedish trotting races that require bettors to pick the winners of multiple races. The V75 is a 10-cent based Pick 7 wager in which bettors win by selecting the winning horse in se...
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Susies Magic looking to take flight

on 06/22/2007 2:00 AM
When 20-1 longshot Susies Magic accelerated past her high-profile rivals, Passionate Glide and Pure Ivory, to win the $569,250 Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Filly Trot by a neck in 1:55.4 last year, she not only provided a profitable payoff for her supporters, but she gave rookie trainer Tony Osullivan the biggest win of his career. As a 4 year old, however, she’s up against one of the toughest ...
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