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New post for Joe Morris

on 04/16/2007 2:00 AM
Mark Simon, president of Thoroughbred Times Company, which publishes an array of widely-read periodicals for Thoroughbred racing and breeding professionals and enthusiasts, announced today that Joe Morris, who grew up on a Standardbred farm in Maine, has been named publisher of the Lexington-based company. Morris, previously president of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Group Purcha...
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Palone to head home Tues.

on 04/16/2007 2:00 AM
Dave Palone was still in a Pittsburgh-area hospital Monday recovering from surgery to repair the multiple fractures of his upper right femur suffered in a race accident last week at The Meadows, but his wife Bethann said she expects her husband to go home on Tuesday. “He is getting a blood transfusion today and they are going to check his blood in the morning,” Bethann Palone told harnessra...
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Isle Mile won in 1:53.1

on 04/15/2007 2:00 AM
The 5-year-old pacer Eleven AM scored his fourth win from seven starts this year when taking the featured $10,000 Isle Mile I Pace at Pompano Park on Saturday in 1:53.1. Driven from post one by Daryl Bier, Eleven AM settled along the pylons in third place while Bronson Hall (Anthony Napolitano), a winner of four straight, was rushed to the front, showing the way through opening fractions of 2...
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Gold strikes at Big M

on 04/15/2007 2:00 AM
Fresh off his world-record 1:49 win at Dover Downs April 2, Gold Dust Beach won the $42,000 Open Pace at the Meadowlands Saturday night with a 1:49.4 effort. Driven by David Miller, Gold Dust Beach left for the lead and then re-took the top at the :26.4 quarter, going on to a :53.3 half and 1:21.3 three-quarters, before staying game to the wire and holding off runner-up Y Knot by a head. Atomic Id...
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Quillen nominations due

on 04/15/2007 2:00 AM
Nominations for the inaugural Bobby Quillen Open Pace must be postmarked by midnight Tuesday, April 17, while sustaining payments for races serviced by the Hambletonian Society that are due April 15 must be postmarked by 12 midnight on Tuesday, April 17 (as per USTA Rule 12:, sec. 4): \"… Whenever a nomination or sustaining payment in a stake, futurity, early closing race or late closing rac...
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David\'s song at Balmoral

on 04/15/2007 2:00 AM
Shirley Le Vin’s state-bred pacing star My Boy David continued his dominance of the Illinois-bred set with a very impressive wire to wire score in Saturday’s $20,000 Song Cycle Stake at Balmoral Park. Confidently handled by driver Ryan Anderson, the gelded son of Sportsmaster shot right to the top from post position five. “We really didn’t have to work that hard to make the lead, which...
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Sam Remo upsets in open

on 04/14/2007 2:00 AM
Driver Brian Sears racked up his fourth win on the Meadowlands’ Friday night card with Liberated Artist in the $22,500 second leg of the Robert J. Suslow Series. Liberated Artist stormed home to a 1 1/2-length victory over the pylon-skimming Kansas Wildcat in 1:53.2. Yankee Stardom kicked off cover in the stretch and closed for third. In addition to the eighth race, Sears also picked up wi...
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A sir and angel win at YR

on 04/14/2007 2:00 AM
There were no black cats, walk-under ladders or broken mirrors during Yonkers Raceway\'s 10-race Friday the 13th festivities. There were, however, a pair of $35,000 co-features--an Open for trotters and an Open Handicap for distaff pacers--that each resulted in classy winners. Sentbytheangels and Sir Valahad used different tactics, but wound up in the same place...Victory Village. Sentby...
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Irons still hot at Woodbine

on 04/14/2007 2:00 AM
In the Irons established himself as one of Woodbine\'s top 3 year olds with a tremendous 2 3/4-length victory in the $59,800(C) final of the Youthful Pacing Series Friday night. Phil Hudon drove the son of Mach Three to a lifetime-best 1:51.2 win for trainer Randy Hill, who also owns a piece of the bay colt with Mike Davis and Leslie Davis. Radio City was a solid second, but no match for In th...
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Record smooth as velvet

on 04/14/2007 2:00 AM
Velvet Eileen, who visited the winner’s circle for the third straight time on Friday, set a Pompano Park track record for a 4-year-old pacing mare when taking the $10,000 Fillies and Mares Isle Mile I Pace in 1:52. Driven from post five by Wally Hennessey, Velvet Eileen emerged from a brief three-horse skirmish to claim the top spot as the pacers entered the first turn, taking the field thro...
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Sha Daisy stars at Hoosier

on 04/14/2007 2:00 AM
Sha Daisy Sunset, with Don Irvine Jr. at the controls, upset the field on Friday in the featured $22,000 Invitational Pace at Hoosier Park. The pair benefited from weak early fractions and good field position throughout the one-mile trip. The 6-year-old mare excelled late, closing in :26.2, and beat the second-place finishers, Look to Book and driver Josh Sutton, by a neck in 1:55.1. “The go...
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Meadowlands cancels Sun.

on 04/14/2007 2:00 AM
Due to the winter storm predicted to hit the Northeast on Sunday, the Meadowlands has canceled its afternoon live program and will also be closed for simulcasting. The Su Mac Lad final has been rescheduled for Sunday, April 22.
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Gingras takes Blossom leg

on 04/13/2007 2:00 AM
Go On BB scored her seventh straight victory in the $22,500 second leg of the Blossom Series on Thursday night at the Meadowlands. Guided by Yannick Gingras, she stamped herself as the one to beat in next week’s $62,000 final for 3-year-old pacing fillies with a career-best 1:53.3 effort. The Isle Of Pan was a length behind in second, while Weekie Wachie closed stoutly for third. Trained ...
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Upsets prevail in DSBF

on 04/13/2007 2:00 AM
Both upset winners of the $110,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 3-year-old trotting championships are owned by Nanticoke Racing and partners on an upset-filled closing night of the Dover Downs meet on Thursday. The leading trainer award ended in a tie between defending champion Josh Green and Chuck Crissman. The first upset came in the $110,000 final for colt and gelding trotters ...
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Six mares square off at PPk

on 04/13/2007 2:00 AM
Velvet Eileen and Hypnotize, separated by a half length in their most recent encounter, headline a field of six pacers that will assemble for the featured $10,000 Fillies and Mares Isle Mile I Pace at Pompano Park on Friday. Velvet Eileen, owned by Rod Lorenzo, Ciro Gentile, and Pomtambo Stable, has been installed as the 2-1 morning-line favorite for the Friday feature. Trained by Michile Loren...
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No Pocono drive for Ledford

on 04/13/2007 2:00 AM
Although Eric Ledford was listed to drive a horse at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs next Monday, Pennsylvania State Harness Racing Commission executive secretary Anton Leppler says that it won’t happen. Leppler told harnessracing.com that the naming of Ledford by trainer Eric Mollor on the horse Mo’s Last Gun in the 7th race at Pocono was inadvertently missed by the track stewards. “He’s c...
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Luken named Ohio chair

on 04/13/2007 2:00 AM
Ohio Governor Ted Strickland appointed Charlie Luken chairman of the Ohio State Racing Commission on April 11. Chairman Luken stated, \"Horse racing in Ohio is at a critical juncture. Surrounding states have slots at their tracks, and we are challenged to find new ways to increase our customer base. We need the help of all interested parties, including the Ohio Legislature, if Ohio is to remain co...
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Competition set for Big M

on 04/13/2007 2:00 AM
Only one week remains to register for the 2007 National Harness Handicapping Championship (NHHC), the only tournament for harness players to feature a $50,000 guaranteed first prize, on Saturday, April 21, at the Meadowlands. Players who did not earn an entry into the 2007 NHHC through a qualifying tournament have the option of buying into the championship for $1,000 [$600 non-refundable entry ...
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Handicapping with Gordon

on 04/13/2007 2:00 AM
The Horseman And Fair World’s Gordon Waterstone is hoping the third time is a charm as he gets ready for his third try in the National Harness Handicapping Championship at the Meadowlands Saturday, April 21. Waterstone wants to write his own headline: “Gordon Waterstone Takes Handicapping Title.” “I am feeling quite optimistic for my chances this year, although things may be getting sta...
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Muscleman romps in qualifier

on 04/13/2007 2:00 AM
Three-time millionaire Mr. Muscleman won a qualifier at the Meadowlands Friday morning, with the 2005 Trotter of the Year romping to a 9 1/2-length decision over runner-up Limbo Glide in 1:55.1 for driver Ron Pierce. The effort followed up a winning qualifier at Spring Garden Ranch in Florida March 27, and served as a final tune-up before the Father Foley Series opener April 21 at the Big M. Tr...
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