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No fib, McGee wins at Wdb

on 03/11/2007 1:00 AM
Sea Dragon kicked off the second leg of the Cam Fella Series with an upset score in the first $35,000 division of the stakes event for 3- and 4-year-old pacers Saturday night at Woodbine, while Matty McGee cruised in the second split. Phil Hudon guided Sea Dragon, a 4-year-old son of Dragon Again, to the head score over El Toro Grande and Luc Ouellette in 1:53.1 after the cat-and-mouse mile (:2...
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Racing convention underway

on 03/11/2007 1:00 AM
The first joint session of the annual Harness Tracks of America (HTA) and Thoroughbred Racing Associations of America (TRA) took place on Sunday morning in Hollywood, Fla., and three topics were addressed: slots, lobbying legislators, and integrity. The meeting held at the Westin Diplomat, just around the corner from Gulfstream Park, attracted a large gathering despite the early 8 a.m. post tim...
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Spin Rate fastest in Scooter

on 03/10/2007 12:00 AM
KG Delight rocketed off the live cover of Street Dancer in the stretch and exploded home to capture the $50,000 opening leg of the Overbid, for free-for-all pacing mares, in 1:51.4 on Friday night at the Meadowlands. Street Dancer finished second after a tough first-over trip and it was a length and a quarter back to the pocketsitter Miss Galvinator A in third. The 2006 Older Pacing Mare of t...
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Cherry Hills wins at PPK

on 03/10/2007 12:00 AM
The 11-year-old veteran trotter Cherry Hills returned to the winner’s circle for the first time since June 7, 2000, when taking the sixth race at Pompano Park Friday. Owned by Gerry and Gary LeGault of McTrade Enterprises of Amos, Quebec, Cherry Hills and driver Bruce Ranger assumed control of the race on the first turn, cutting out fractions of :29.4, 1:00.2, and 1:30.1, before crossing the wir...
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Storm brewing at Yonkers

on 03/10/2007 12:00 AM
When last we saw Always A Stormin\', he was doing good things by being forwardly-placed in the high-conditioned trotting ranks. However, his return Yonkers Raceway engagement in Friday night\'s $35,000 Open Handicap Trot came after a judges\' scratch at Woodbine and a gate break at the Meadowlands. So, one really couldn\'t second-guess the selectors for sending their wagering dollars elsewher...
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Giant Hit in Buffalo Open

on 03/10/2007 12:00 AM
Imagianthit, who scored his third triumph of the 2007 season, put reinsman Keith Kash Jr. just six wins away from 1,000 lifetime wins as the 27-year-old native of Ohio drove the son of Giant Hit to victory in the $10,000 Open Trot at Buffalo Raceway on Friday night Owned by The Inquisitive Stable of Macedonia Ohio, the 9-year-old gelding put on a thrilling stretch drive with eventual second-pla...
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Book that win at Northfield

on 03/10/2007 12:00 AM
Gerald Goldberg\'s Look To Book posted her first win of the season Friday in the $8,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace, after posting 13 victories last year. Look to Book won with Todd Jones filling in for injured regular pilot Elliott Deaton, who will undergo shoulder surgery next week. Polo Jenn cut fractions of :28, :57.1 and 1:26.4, battling In The Mist N for most of the second half of the mile, ...
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Cam, cool and collected

on 03/10/2007 12:00 AM
Cam Cool lost the lead twice but had it when it counted most in the first of two $17,000(C) divisions in the first leg of the Apaches Fame Pacing Series Friday night at Woodbine. Randy Waples sent Cam Cool straight to the lead off the wings, but into the first turn Phil Hudon and In The Irons seized the advantage through an opening split of :27.2. Cam Cool re-acquired the lead, but before the h...
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Two more aminorex positives

on 03/10/2007 12:00 AM
Trainers Sandra Houghton and Ken Duncan have reportedly confirmed they have become the ninth and 10th trainers in Ontario to receive a positive test for the class 1 drug aminorex. Both trainers confirmed the findings to Standardbred Canada\'s (SC) Trot Insider. Houghton said A And Gs Rockette tested positive for the drug o Feb. 23 at Woodbine Racetrack. Houghton added A And Gs Rockette had been...
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Sears starts hot at Big M

on 03/09/2007 12:00 AM
Brian Sears won four of the first five races at the Meadowlands on Thursday night, including 36-1 longshot Jiffy Girl in the fifth, which helped lead to a Pick 6 carryover of $18,058.60 for Friday. Sears won the daily double with 5-1 Sea Man in the opener and 9-2 Big Switch in race two. He also added a win in the fourth race with Cari at 4-1. In addition to the big upset score by Sears, Ron P...
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Express train to Sar circle

on 03/09/2007 12:00 AM
Whoever said the only certainties in life are death and taxes never saw Express Ball N in action as the 5-year-old mare has raced six times this year, and she has won every single start, the latest coming Thursday night in the $17,000 Fillies and Mares Open at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway. Trainer-driver Ron Cushing sent his charge from post seven to grab the lead from Nanny’s Angel at the rai...
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Wdb hosts 3 trotting splits

on 03/09/2007 12:00 AM
Three $18,000(C) divisions of the General Brock Trotting Series were held Thursday night at Woodbine, with 18-1 longshot Dyna Rail earning speed honors with a 1:56.3 effort. The other two splits were won by Ericskarri and Sharpshootennoris. Jack Moiseyev was in the sulky behind Dyna Rail as the son of Speed Dial Hanover rallied to win by three-quarters of a length over CR Muscle Power and Digit...
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Big M goes to 4 programs

on 03/09/2007 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands announced Friday that it will be dropping Wednesday nights from its weekly racing schedule beginning March 21 and continuing through May 9. The final decision was made after receiving approval from the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey. Post time Thursday through Saturday will remain at 7:30 p.m., while Sunday afternoon cards will begin at 1:10 p.m.
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Mare wins 2nd series final

on 03/08/2007 12:00 AM
Up Front Jan-E-Lu added another winter series final to her laurels with a career-best 1:52 effort in the $55,000 Night Styles on Wednesday night at the Meadowlands. Up Front Jan-E-Lu saved ground early, before tipping to the outside on the final turn and charging home to a 1 3/4-length tally over Captain Holly. Heavy favorite Enhance The Night was all out to finish third after engaging in an ea...
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A true blue longshot at PPK

on 03/08/2007 12:00 AM
True Blue Lindy scored the biggest upset at Pompano Park in over a year when taking the second race trot on Wednesday at odds of 103-1 for driver-trainer Rolf Ebener, returning $209 on a $2 win bet. Driven from post eight, True Blue Lindy cleared the field off the gate and trotted right to the lead, taking the field through fractions of :29.1, 1:00.4, and 1:30.4. After entering the stretch with...
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Van goes to winner\'s circle

on 03/08/2007 12:00 AM
JM Vangogh, one of Tony Morgan\'s five wins, was at the top of his game winning the $27,500 Open Trot in 1:58.1 on a cold and snowy Wednesday at Dover Downs. Morgan also drove RC Destiny to victory in the $17,500 trot. Ross Wolfenden had a driving triple. JM Vangogh took the lead from the starting gate and after Elvis Cole captured the front after the quarter, Morgan swing the 7-year-old son of...
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Devil of a night for Morrill

on 03/08/2007 12:00 AM
In the featured $7,500 Fillies and Mares pace at Buffalo Raceway Wednesday night, driver Jim Morrill Jr. made it to the winner\'s circle for the fourth time among his five wins as he steered Devils Delight to her first victory of the season for owners Viola, Venniro and Graham in 1:58.4 over a \"good\" track. Sitting second past the quarter pole behind eventual second-place finishers Rosie’s ...
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Wallace speaks on positive

on 03/08/2007 12:00 AM
Ben Wallace, who a few days ago became the eighth Ontario-based trainer to have one of his horses test positive for the Class 1 drug aminorex, has been quoted as saying he had given Tramisol, a sheep wormer, on that filly, the drug Dr David Goodrow has been saying he believes is being picked up by the testing procedures and confusing it with aminorex. Wallace told Toronto’s The Globe And Mail...
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Substances in Robinson van

on 03/08/2007 12:00 AM
According to reports, Ontario Racing Commission executive director John Blakney has said that a vial containing a substance, some powder and five syringes that contained substances were confiscated from the truck bringing two Bill Robinson-trained horses to Western Fair to race Monday night but was stopped at the gate. Both horses were scratched and the trailer was seized. Robinson, who was not...
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**NEW**Wire To Wire

on 03/08/2007 12:00 AM
In his latest Wire To Wire column, Andrew Cohen questions why a horse that received a black-box positive was allowed to race at two other racetracks, which subsequently resulted in the trainer being fined and suspended. Cohen looks at the rules governing such an occurrence and how this incident happened. Cohen also talks about Hanover Shoe Farms\' Murray Brown\'s submitted rule change to the USTA ...
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