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Bunny Lake foals colt

on 04/13/2007 2:00 AM
Bunny Lake p,2,1:54, 3,1:51, 1:49 ($2,843,476) foaled her first colt, a foal by Rocknroll Hanover this morning April 13 at 4:40 am at Hanover Shoe Farms. The 2001 Horse Of The Year, Bunny Lake, was purchased by Hanover Shoe Farms for $400,000 at last fall’s Harrisburg sale. This colt is her second foal. Bunny Lake\'s first foal is a yearling filly by Western Hanover, which is owned by Wendy ...
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Big Q for Shark Gesture

on 04/13/2007 2:00 AM
Last year\'s Breeders Crown champion Shark Gesture drew off by almost 20 lengths in his 1:53.3 qualifier at Balmoral Park Friday morning. Driver Brent Holland took him to the front end of a :27.4 first quarter, backed the sophomore pacer off to slow middle quarters of :29 flat (56.4 half) and :30.3, and the Erv M iller trainee responded with a sizzling :26.1 last panel, going from a three and one-...
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PPk slots open Saturday

on 04/13/2007 2:00 AM
Pompano Park has passed state inspection and announced late Friday it will open its slots area Saturday morning. In a release issued by owner Isle of Capri Casinos Inc., it stated the parlor will open at 10 a.m. “It has been a long time coming, and we are so excited to greet our guests with smiles and show off this fabulous facility,” said Doug Shipley, corporate vice president racino oper...
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Ohio driver joins elite

on 04/12/2007 2:00 AM
Brett Miller etched his name in Northfield Park\'s and harness racing\'s all-time record book with 10-winning drives on the 13-race program Wednesday night, with the 10-bagger tying the all-time record for driving victories on a single racing program at a commercial racetrack. The feat was accomplished twice at Northfield by Walter Case Jr. (1999 and 2002), twice by Dave Palone at The Meadows (199...
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Muscles shown at Dover

on 04/12/2007 2:00 AM
Musclesextrodinair showed his class romping to a 1:54.3 victory in the $27,500 Open Handicap Trot on the final Wednesday card while Tim Tetrick won seven races and Tony Morgan three at Dover Downs. Sean Bier waited until the half to make his move and Musclesextrodinair, a 5-year-old son of Muscles Yankee, blew past leader Armbro Timothy and then opened up a quick lead and cruised home a 1:54.3 ...
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Soph snuffs out 3rd win

on 04/12/2007 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old gelded pacer Medoland Snuffy visited the winner’s circle for the third straight time on Wednesday when taking the featured $4,800 third-race pace at Pompano Park in a lifetime-best 1:54.2. Driven from post one by Pompano Park’s leading driver Bruce Ranger, Medoland Snuffy was quick off the gate to take firm control of the race as the pacers reached the first turn. The son of ...
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New racino in Maine?

on 04/12/2007 2:00 AM
The Passamaquoddy Indian Tribe earlier proposed building a new harness track in eastern Maine and it has now received approval of the Maine House of Representatives to install slot machines at the site. The House approved the measure by a vote of 82-60, with the bill now going to the Senate and at least one more vote in the House. Reports indicate that if the bill fails to gain legislative appr...
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Another positive for Burke

on 04/12/2007 2:00 AM
Trainer Mickey Burke has received his second positive test in the past four months for Lidocaine at the Meadowlands, the latest coming on his horse Smashingpringipisa following a March 22 victory. Burke, voted the U.S. Harness Writers Association 2006 Trainer of the Year, also received a Lidocaine positive Dec. 9 on his horse Doggone Incredible at the Meadowlands, a ruling which he subsequently ap...
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Rags to riches at Tioga

on 04/12/2007 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs will try a new concept in the series department this summer with the Rags to Riches, designed to mirror the single elimination format of the recently concluded NCAA basketball tourney. The idea for the format evolved from the fervor throughout the country for the “March Madness” that Tioga chairman Jeff Gural observed each year. The series requires nominees to have started for ...
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**NEW**Wire To Wire

on 04/12/2007 2:00 AM
In this week\'s Wire To Wire column, Andrew Cohen praises the Matching Funds Grant program overseen by Jamie Rucker at the USTA, but on the other hand wonders why efforts like that aren\'t done on a wider scale across the industry. Cohen remembers the effort put forth by the old North American Harness Racing Marketing Association, but in today\'s racing world--despite an influx of money at racetra...
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Dave Palone injured

on 04/11/2007 2:00 AM
Top reinsman Dave Palone suffered multiple fractures of the upper right femur, more commonly known as the thighbone, when he was thrown from his sulky while driving in the last race at The Meadows Tuesday night. Palone, 45, was taken directly to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Palone\'s wife, Bethann, who spent the night with him at Allegheny General Hospital, said doctors will perfor...
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Ultimate Bet Pays Off

on 04/11/2007 2:00 AM
Ultimate Bet lived up to her name, wining the $27,500 Mares Open Handicap pace on Tuesday at Dover Downs, while Pacific Illusion took the secondary feature $24,000 Mares Jr. Open. Tim Tetrick drove five winners. In the feature, Ron Pierce drove Ultimate Bet for Three Point Acres of Broomall, Pa., to her third win of the year, holding off fast-finishing Hopefull N and Brandon Givens closing alon...
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Maywood GM leaving

on 04/11/2007 2:00 AM
Ken Kiehn, 35, has been named as vice president of sales, marketing and guest services at Arlington Park and thus is leaving his post as general manager at Maywood Park. Kiehn worked at Arlington prior to taking the Maywood position. According to an Arlington Park press release, at Maywood Kiehn supervised a multi-million dollar renovation of the track, restructured all of the track’s departm...
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Daughter born to Nisongers

on 04/11/2007 2:00 AM
Driver Jeff Nisonger, 26, became a father Tuesday afternoon when his wife, Stacey, gave birth to their daughter, who was named Alexa Nicole. Jeff, who plans to drive regularly at Hoosier Park this season, was at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton for the delivery.
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$1 million to PA stakes

on 04/11/2007 2:00 AM
Both the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes and the Pennsylvania Standardbred Breeders Development Fund each have received over $1 million this year in funding from the newly-introduced slot machine games in the state. The $1 million (actual count after Sunday: $1,000,115) was reached in each category despite the fact that only one track, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, was online the entire period; Pennsylvan...
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Mr Muscleman to qualify

on 04/11/2007 2:00 AM
Mr Muscleman, the richest Standardbred racehorse in training and the 2005 Trotter of the Year, is set to make his 2007 debut in Friday morning\'s qualifying races at the Meadowlands. The 7-year-old trotter, who has a career bankroll of $3.3 million, will race in the morning\'s ninth qualifier for trainer Noel Daley and owners Adam Victor Jr. and Sr. \"He seems real good right now,\" Daley said....
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Trotters star at Pompano

on 04/10/2007 2:00 AM
With one swift move at the start of Monday’s $10,000 Isle Mile I Trot at Pompano Park, Battleshoe Victor took command of the race and never looked back, scoring his fourth victory of the year while covering the mile in 1:55.4. Also on the night, Chucaro Ahijuna won his seasonal debut. As for Battleshoe Victor, he was quick off the gate to make the lead in the opening stages of the Monday feat...
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Kimelman finds the matzoh

on 04/10/2007 2:00 AM
In what turned out to be the best finish in the nine years of presenting a race for Jewish drivers, Mike Kimelman hustled Hill Billy Honey to a nose victory over Tamango Hall and driver Mark Liebowitz in Monticello Raceway’s annual “Race For The Matzohs” on Monday, the next-to-last day before the Passover deason ends. And third-place finisher, Lusty Bay, driven by Jack Rice, was just a head...
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VLTs at all Florida sites?

on 04/10/2007 2:00 AM
A Florida Senate committee on Monday approved a bill that will allow video lottery games to be installed at all existing pari-mutuel facilities. Voters in Broward County approved a constitutional amendment to allow slot machines at sites in that county, including Pompano Park which is in the final stages of preparation before opening its racino. Currently only Pompano, Mardi Gras Racetrack & Ga...
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Wdb final loaded with youth

on 04/10/2007 2:00 AM
Woodbine Racetrack will host its deepest stakes final of the young stakes season this Friday night as 10 talented 3-year-old colt pacers will line up for the $59,800(C) final of the Youthful Series. The event, which was open to non-winners of three races or $15,000 lifetime, showcased five divisions in the two preliminary rounds which produced five different winners. In Saturday\'s final, no le...
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