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Fields set for Burlington

on 05/29/2007 2:00 AM
The fields are set for three divisions of the Burlington, scheduled for Saturday, June 2, at Mohawk. The Burlington, a stepping stone to the North America Cup, and the $1 million Art Rooney Final, also set for Saturday, are also the first races in the Little Brown Jug Fantasy Contest, which can be played by going to www.jugbarn.com.   Burlington First Divisi...
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He\'s The Man coasts

on 05/28/2007 2:00 AM
Man About Town ($3.20, $2.20, $2.10) coasted to a 1:53 win in the $48,500 Hiram Woodruff final on Monday afternoon at the Meadowlands.       Driven by Brian Sears, Man About Town claimed the lead before the half and trotted off to a two-length victory over Valley Sport ($3.20, $2.40). Euro Hanover ($2.40) finished third after launching a first-over attack. “He...
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Flirtin his way to OSS win

on 05/28/2007 2:00 AM
Flirtin Man survived a scare on the final turn and kept his 2007 undefeated streak in tact with another impressive victory in Sunday\'s $130,000 Ontario Sires Stakes final for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters at Mohawk Racetrack. As he has done for all of his starts this season, the son of Angus Hall * Flirtin Victory raced from well off the pace in the field of 10, sitting sixth ...
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Two EBC finals held

on 05/28/2007 2:00 AM
Passionate Glide turned in a track-record performance, while Bet To Win and Oh Oh Its Magic captured rich finals of the inaugural Empire Breeders Classic in trotting action on Memorial Day afternoon at Vernon Downs. Passionate Glide produced a 1:54.3 local standard for older trotting mares in the $133,000 final of the Conway Hall Mare Trot; Bet To Win waltzed to a 1:55.2 career-...
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Adrian Chip 2nd in Sweden

on 05/27/2007 2:00 AM
Hambletonian hopeful Adrian Chip was beaten by the 3-year-old Malabar Man-sired colt Artistic As at the Solvalla racetrack in Stockholm on Sunday. Artistic As, who was trained by Trond Smedshammer in 2006, won by one length over Adrian Chip in a mile rate of 1:56.2.   Adrian Chip, who is owned by a partnership group that includes NHL hockey star Peter Forsberg, started from post eight and w...
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Sire Stakes at Hoosier

on 05/27/2007 2:00 AM
Search Engine remained unbeaten in three Indiana Sire Stakes legs and Rocket Fuel scored his first Sire Stakes victory in their respective $12,000 divisions of the third leg of the Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers at Hoosier Park Saturday. Picking up regular driver Mark O’Mara, Search Engine utilized good cover through the first half, and then hit the accelerator down the lane...
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First elim goes to France

on 05/27/2007 2:00 AM
L\'Amiral Mauzun, representing France, won the first heat of the Elitlopp Sunday at the Solvalla track in Stockholm, finding racing room in the homestretch to edge Going Kronos at the wire in 1:53. A Touch Of Flair, driven by Ron Pierce for the Adam Victor & Son Stable, did not advance to the final.   L\'Amiral Mauzun, who started from post one, enjoyed a trip in the pocket as Goin...
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Field set for Rooney final

on 05/27/2007 2:00 AM
Forensic Z Tam (1:52.4) and Tivoli Hanover (1:52.3) will head the field for next Saturday’s $1million Rooney Pace final after their victories in two $40,000 eliminations Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway. The first elim saw Glass Pack and driver George Brennan take no prisoners from the pole, blitzing a :26.3 opening quarter-mile with Western Artwork (Eric Goodell) sitting a gapping pocket and...
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Citation beats Muscle

on 05/27/2007 2:00 AM
Citation, a 6-year-old son of Conway Hall-Italian Cut bred in the U.S. by T.D. and Linda Van Camp, won the second elimination of the Elitlopp, defeating Red Chili Pirat in 1:53.2, with Mr. Muscleman finishing third after a second-over trip.   Citation and driver Erik Adielsson started from post one and took command of the race quickly. Red Chili Pirat, who started from post three, followed ...
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Miller wins three PASS

on 05/27/2007 2:00 AM
The Meadows played host to five divisions of the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers Saturday, and driver David Miller captured three of the divisions with Ruff Me Up in 1:51.2, Sutter Hanover in 1:51.2 and Won The West in 1:54. Ruff Me Up (Real Artist) paced home in :27.3 for a 5 1/4-length victory for trainer Steve Elliott and owner Val D’Or Farms and Schoor Racin...
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Draw for Elitlopp final

on 05/27/2007 2:00 AM
The draw for the final heat of the Elitlopp was held shortly after the second elimination and the French first-heat winner, L\'Amiral Mauzun, drew post one, with Mr. Muscleman drawing post six. The draw procedure for the race allows the winners of the elims to draw for posts one and two, then the two second-place finishers draw for three and four, and down the line.   Post--Horse (Sire...
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Mr. Muscleman takes 2nd

on 05/27/2007 2:00 AM
With France\'s Jean Michel Bazire crafting two savvy trips, L\'Amiral Mauzun beat Mr. Muscleman by a head in 1:52.3 in the final heat of the Elitlopp Sunday afternoon at the Solvalla racetrack in Stockholm. Ron Pierce took the lead at the start with Mr. Muscleman, but L\'Amiral Mauzun wore down the Americans in the homestretch.   Bazire, who drove Moni Maker to her victory in the Prix d\'Am...
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Stakes finals at Balmoral

on 05/27/2007 2:00 AM
Despite less than ideal conditions fans were treated to a big Saturday night card at Balmoral Park featuring Violet and Cardinal Stakes finals for 3-year-old fillies and colts, respectively, in both gaits.   The ladies kicked off the action in race three with a field of 10 sophomore trotting fillies slugging it out for $45,300 in the Violet Stakes final for 3-year-old trotting fillies. &nb...
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Kenneth J sets record

on 05/27/2007 2:00 AM
On a day when four track records fell over the Tioga Downs oval, favorite Kenneth J broke his own track record by more than two seconds to win the featured $133,625 Empire Breeders Classic final for 3-year-old pacing colts Sunday.   In a nearly scripted trip, Kenneth J and driver Jim Morrill Jr. got away third, but pulled to clear the field at the three-eighths and led the rest of the way ...
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Delaware trainers appeal

on 05/27/2007 2:00 AM
Chuck Crissman, Josh Green and Dan Warrington are among nine trainers who have reportedly appealed sanctions given for elevated blood-gas tests over the past year at Dover Downs or Harrington. An independent study done to examine the efficiency of the testing machine is now complete, which stated the machine is accurate. However, the original first-time penalty has been changed from a nine-month s...
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Field set for Miss NJ

on 05/26/2007 2:00 AM
Lady Mattgalane [$9.20, $4.60, $2.40] came first-up to take the lead entering the stretch and sailed home to a 1:53, 1 1/4-length win over betting favorite Current Hanover in Friday night’s elimination race for the $200,000 Thomas D’Altrui Miss New Jersey at the Meadowlands.   Driven by Brian Sears, Lady Mattgalane paced the mile in 1:53.  Current Hanover [$4.00, $2.60] picked...
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Three In A Row For Halo

on 05/26/2007 2:00 AM
Shattered Halo took advantage of a pocket trip with Eric Goodell in the bike and won the $20,000 Open Pace in 1:50.2 Saturday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The victory was his third in a row and fourth of the year in 10 starts.   Keystone Rodeo, driven by Tim Tetrick, left quickly from the seven hole and set the pace, taking the field to the opening quarter in :26.2, half in :55...
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Rockingham Opens

on 05/26/2007 2:00 AM
There were sunny skies, both literally and figuratively, at Rockingham Park on Saturday afternoon as the track raised the curtain on its 101st season with the return of live harness racing.   The end of a prolonged cold, rainy, and dreary spring helped bring 4,237 fans back to the track on the start of the Memorial Day holiday weekend, which officially kicks off the summer racing seaso...
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New Jersey Classic elims

on 05/26/2007 2:00 AM
Yankee Skyscaper and Kinetic Yankee gave their owners double the reason to smile as they won their eliminations for the $500,000 Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Though they reside in different barns, the duo shares in common ownership by Brittany Farms, John Fodera, Martha Frank and Fred Mansoor.   The top five finishers in each of the evening\'s...
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Pompano opens 2nd level

on 05/25/2007 2:00 AM
South Florida’s newest gaming destination, the Isle Casino & Racing at Pompano Park, opens the second level of its new 157,000 square foot casino and new poker room Friday afternoon.   “The Isle is now a complete gaming and dining destination,” corporate vice president of racino operations and general manager Doug Shipley said. “Guests can play the slots, dine at...
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