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Tioga recognizes trainers on July 4th

on 06/27/2007 2:00 AM
The trials and tribulations of the race horse trainer will be rewarded at Tioga Downs on the Fourth of July when the track presents a $500 bonus check to the winning trainer of each race on the card. Horsemen will also be treated to a Bar B Q during the fireworks display after the races.   “Trainers work hard every day of the year, there are no days off or week long vacations for many of ...
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Omen Hanover sets Monticello track record

on 06/27/2007 2:00 AM
Southwind Tempo, fresh off her world-record performance in the Lynch final, posted her sixth straight win in the the third of three Lady Catskill eliminations at Monticello Raceway Wednesday afternoon, while Omen Hanover set a new local standard for 3-year-old filly pacers in the first split. Those two winners sandwiched a strong effort by Bolero Tallia that stretched her unbeaten streak in 2...
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Ontario Racing Commission expands testing

on 06/27/2007 2:00 AM
The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has issued a directive stating it is expanding its medication control program to include off-site drug testing. Any horse racing in the province must now be available to be tested at any time or place and without notice.   The following is the general directive issued by the ORC:   \"Effective immediately, the Ontario Racing Commission hereby order...
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Saftic reaches 4,000 wins

on 06/26/2007 2:00 AM
A 1:53.3 victory by Armbro Chronicle in Monday night\'s $36,000(C) Preferred Trot at Mohawk gave harness driver Mike Saftic the 4,000th victory of his career. Saftic engineered a second-over trip with the 5-year-old Self Possessed gelding who got up late to score his second straight win at the Preferred level. \"I was thinking about it all night,\" admitted a happy Saftic following the mi...
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What would you do for a Klondike win?

on 06/26/2007 2:00 AM
Fred Hertrich III, Brooks Stable and Green Racing\'s new acquisition Klondike Kid ($4.20, Tim Tetrick) made a successful Delaware debut Monday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:52.4 triumph in the $20,300 Open Handicap. The 5-year-old Admirals Galley stud had won three straight races prior at Hazel Park, before making his Harrington debut. He was a popular choice on the track among local fans, an ...
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Dali romps at Mohawk in 1:51.3

on 06/26/2007 2:00 AM
Dali, a son of Real Artist racing in the first freshman race of the season at Mohawk Racetrack Monday night, scorched the seven furlong oval in 1:51.3, just four-fifths of a second off the track mark for 2-year-old colt pacers.   With Luc Ouellette in the bike, Dali sat fourth through fractions of :26.4 and :55.4 before brushing to the lead at the 1:23.4 three quarters. A :27.4 final panel ...
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Chesapeake yearling sale set for Oct. 8

on 06/26/2007 2:00 AM
The Maryland Standardbred Breeders Association has set Monday, Oct. 8, as the date for this year’s sale. As in the past the sale will be held at Rosecroft Raceway; the big change in format is that the sale will be on a Monday.   The Chesapeake Yearling Sale has one of the best fee structures of any yearling sale. The entry fee is $200; the commission is $200 minimum or 6 percent (5 percen...
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Hoosier Cup next adventure for Evers

on 06/26/2007 2:00 AM
Trainer Jack Franklin has shipped two sophomore colts to Hoosier Park with hopes of entering them in the $500,000 (est.) Hoosier Cup Saturday night, but it now appears only one name—Next Adventure—will go into the entry box for Indiana’s richest harness race. Next Adventure, a Real Artist colt who was undefeated in three previous starts, finished fourth last Saturday night in the $11,000 Ope...
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Hall of Fame drivers set

on 06/26/2007 2:00 AM
Eight of the world\'s finest harness horsemen will compete in the ninth annual $10,000 Mr. and Mrs. Elbridge Gerry Memorial Trot at Historic Track in Goshen, N.Y., on Sunday. After the race, drivers will participate in a \"Meet and Greet\" session with the public and sign photographs at the south end of the grandstand.   Competing on the day he will be inducted into the Living Hall of ...
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Robinson fined, former employee suspended

on 06/26/2007 2:00 AM
Trainer Bill Robinson has received a $1,000 fine from the Ontario Racing Commission for failing to ensure the integrity of an employee, Patrick Fletcher, who has received a two-month suspension from July 1 through Aug. 28 for an incident last March at Western Fair Raceway. A trailer bringing two Robinson-trained horses to race that night was stopped at the stable gate and a search reportedly reve...
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Chia\'sso pays $1,624.60--almost!

on 06/26/2007 2:00 AM
Hazel Park Raceway already holds the distinction of being the site of the sport’s all-time record for any $2 wager with a $1,243,053 Twin-Super payout in 1988, and the track nearly added the all-time $2 win payoff to its resume when 811-1 Chia’sso finished a close third in Monday night’s first race.   An 8-year-old mare bred by Cotton Standardbreds and owned by Jeff and Donna Cotton, ...
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Meadowlands Pace draw to be on TVG

on 06/26/2007 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands Pace, presented by TVG, will have its press conference-draw carried live by TVG (Television Games Network) beginning at noon Tuesday, July 10.   Gary Seibel and Dave Weaver, who host TVG\'s night-time \"Drive Time\" harness racing-dedicated show, will be at the Meadowlands on $1 million Meadowlands Pace final night, Saturday, July 14, for expanded coverage.   &nb...
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Donato to make 2007 debut Friday

on 06/26/2007 2:00 AM
Donato Hanover\'s much-anticipated 2007 debut and an exciting match-up between Mr Muscleman and Vivid Photo headline the Historic Week stakes action June 27-30 at the Meadowlands.  
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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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