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Tioga, Vernon video back up

on 06/13/2007 2:00 AM
On Wednesday Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs received permission from the New York State Racing and Wagering Board to continue its video streaming on each respected website after the race has finished and has been declared official.   “We are happy to be able to provide this service once again for our fans, and horsemen and women who can not attend the races but still like to watch...
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Barzgar qualifies Thursday

on 06/13/2007 2:00 AM
The 2006 Woodrow Wilson champion Fox Valley Barzgar has been entered Thursday morning in a qualifier at Maywood Park after a delay in starting his sophomore season due to a bacterial infection. Trainer Tom Harmer told harnessracing.com he plans on entering Fox Valley Barzgar in Hawthorne’s $60,000 Chicago stakes on Saturday, June 23, for his pari-mutuel debut. The son of Inc...
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Bob Heyden in Finland

on 06/13/2007 2:00 AM
Bob Heyden has left the Meadowlands and won a race in Finland, and of course we\'re talking about Bob Heyden the trotter, not the Big M\'s TV commentator of the same name.   Bob Heyden--the trotter--was sold in January to Finns. He won Wednesday night in Helsinki, trotting to a mile rate victory of 2:01 for Mika Forss.
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Possess The Magic wins

on 06/13/2007 2:00 AM
Possess The Magic, last year\'s Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Filly Trot champion, sustained a first-over rally from the half until the head of the stretch and then stayed strong to win a $35,850 New Jersey Sire Stakes in 1:54.1 Wednesday night at the Meadowlands. Mike Lachance, who regularly drives Possess The Magic, settled the 3-year-old filly by Self Possessed third at the rail while Keystone C...
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An open field blitz

on 06/12/2007 2:00 AM
Arty Foster Jr.\'s Village Blitz ($5, Tim Tetrick) earned his fourth win of the meet Monday at Harrington Raceway by capturing the $20,300 Open Pace in 1:52.3. The 7-year-old Village Jiffy gelding sat behind pacesetting Redford Hall throughout the mile and fractions of :26.3, :55.4 and 1:24.3. Tetrick \"blitzed\" by in the stretch to grab his fifth win of the year. The Foster-trained Blitz has no...
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3 of 4 for Pompano trotter

on 06/12/2007 2:00 AM
With one swift move off the gate, the fate of the Monday feature race at Pompano Park was sealed as Guy Gets Girl breezed to a front-end victory in the $18,000 winners-over handicap trot, stopping the clock in a seasonal-best 1:55.2.   Driven aggressively from post four by Pompano Park’s leading driver Bruce Ranger, Guy Gets Girl seized control of the Monday feature on the first turn, cl...
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260-1 winner at Rosecroft

on 06/12/2007 2:00 AM
Although the toteboard could only flash 99-1 odds, it was 260-1 longshot Chef Tommy D ($523.60) who trotted to a new lifetime mark of 2:01.1 in a $3,000 preliminary division of the Maryland Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colts and geldings at Rosecroft Raceway on Monday.   The Go Get Lost colt dropped back off of the gate from post position seven with trainer Kelly Staten at his lines...
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Pierce CAN drive in NA Cup

on 06/12/2007 2:00 AM
Although Ron Pierce’s nine-day suspension for his driving actions behind Mr Muscleman in the Elitlopp in Sweden last month began June 10, and he could have driven Kenneth J in the North America Cup Saturday at Mohawk, Brian Sears has been named to drive that colt in the $1.5 million race.   Pierce can still drive in the Goodtimes, Elegantimage and Classic Series finals, but...
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MR-Stga VGM\'s progressive

on 06/12/2007 2:00 AM
Monticello and Saratoga have announced they will introduce a progressive slot machine linking players at both sites beginning June 12, with the jackpot beginning at $50,000 and increasing “progressively” until it is won, which will then reset the jackpot at $50,000.   \"This is a history-making event in New York State,\" said Monticello Gaming & Raceway video gaming director Chris P...
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Adios doubleheader Aug. 11

on 06/12/2007 2:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino has set the $450,000 Coors Delvin Miller Adios XLI for Saturday, Aug. 11, with the race serving as a continuation of the grand traditions started by Delvin Miller and as a departure into promising new territory. It will be the first edition of the Adios conducted during the track\'s casino era, which began Monday with the opening of The Meadows\' temp...
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North America Cup draw held

on 06/12/2007 2:00 AM
There were two major announcements made at the Tuesday afternoon draw for Saturday\'s Pepsi North America Cup, the first being the change from driver Ron Pierce to Brian Sears behind Kenneth J and the second being the scratch of The Quiet Mon, which resulted in also-eligible Reserve Forces moving in.   The connections of elimination winners Yankee Skyscaper, Tell All and Sutter Hanover...
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Blockbuster Classic finals

on 06/12/2007 2:00 AM
Mohawk Racetrack will play host to the four $250,000 (US) finals on Saturday night; part of a blockbuster card that will offer purses in excess of $3.5 million. All four of the Classic races will be contested at the route distance of a mile and three-eighths.   The Pacing Classic fields just five, but they are five of the finest free for aller’s on the continent. A chink in the Lis Mara ...
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Pierce can drive NJ stakes

on 06/12/2007 2:00 AM
Ron Pierce’s nine-day, Sweden-imposed suspension that currently runs through June 18 is reciprocal in New Jersey, although he will be able to drive in stakes events in that state during that period. New Jersey Racing Commission executive director Frank Zanzuccki told harnessracing.com Tuesday afternoon that unlike Ontario, which is adding a day to Pierce’s suspension in that province as a cond...
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Big numbers at Meadows

on 06/12/2007 2:00 AM
On the heels of two successful \"charity nights\" at the new slots area at The Meadows, the Pennsylvania racetrack opened to the public Monday morning and, according to track officials, approximately 1,000 persons were on hand for the opening and the daily expected average of 10,000 was reached in about 11 hours.   The 1,738 slot machines in the temporary facility are expected to average mo...
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Toscano explains decision

on 06/12/2007 2:00 AM
Although Ron Pierce has been cleared to drive in stakes events at Mohawk Saturday night, a decision had been made by the connections of leading contender Kenneth J to switch to Brian Sears, and trainer Linda Toscano has revealed the process behind that decision. Pierce had been approved by the Ontario Racing Commission to drive as the conditions imposed by Swedish authorities allo...
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Seven-bagger for Tetrick

on 06/11/2007 2:00 AM
Driver Tim Tetrick won seven races on the Harrington Raceway program Sunday. The 25-year-old Tetrick, who sits atop the North American driver standings with 528 wins this year, enjoyed his most successful night yet in terms of most winners at Harrington, in his first year driving at the historic half-mile racetrack. Tetrick started the card with a win aboard Iza Miraculous Guy ($5.40), but d...
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Artist wins in Edmonton

on 06/11/2007 2:00 AM
Trust The Artist won the $175,000 Western Canada Pacing Derby Saturday at Northlands Park in Edmonton, Alberta, by 2 3/4 lengths in 1:52.4. The 3-year-old son of Real Artist had finished second in his elim a week prior.   Trust The Artist led at every call for trainer-driver Kelly Hoerdt, who shares ownership of the $33,000 yearling buy with Mike McAllister and Blair Corbeil. It w...
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New horse sale announced

on 06/11/2007 2:00 AM
The Garden State Horse Sales Company, a sister company of Hanover Shoe Farms and the Standardbred Horse Sales Company, has announced that it has secured the rights to conduct a mixed sale--to be known as the Harrisburg Super Sale--at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg on Monday, Jan. 21, 2008.   Ralph Lemmon and Dale Welk, respectively the president and general mana...
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Two Tioga track records

on 06/11/2007 2:00 AM
Two more track records fell Sunday at Tioga Downs and it was as early as the first race of the card when My True Delight and Howard Parker won in 1:53.1 to establish a new mark for 4-year-old pacing mares.   Parker sent the daughter of Bettor’s Delight first-over to attack through a :27.3 third quarter before clearing at the three-quarter pole in 1:24.2. The Judith Lanpher-...
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Casino opens at Meadows

on 06/11/2007 2:00 AM
Fresh off two highly successful charity nights that attracted 10,000 visitors, The Meadows Racetrack & Casino became the first casino to open in the Greater Pittsburgh area on Monday morning, June 11, and it comes after two highly successful test nights that generated $2.9 million in wagers and more than $100,000 in charitable contributions for the Greater Washington County Food Bank...
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