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Saratoga John wins Hopeful

on 02/25/2007 12:00 AM
Driver Steve Smith used patience with Saratoga John to win the $46,500 Hopeful Series final for 3-year-old pacing colts in 1:57 at Yonker Raceway Saturday night. Saratoga John, the 9-5 second choice in the field of seven (Real Yankee was a judges\' scratch), inherited post position two, and Smith didn\'t seem to care about moving inside one slot while 6-5 favorite Foiled Again (Jack Baggitt J...
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Zeron sidelined by ORC

on 02/25/2007 12:00 AM
Woodbine trainer-driver Rick Zeron is the latest trainer to have a positive test for aminorex, and he wasn\'t the only top Woodbine horseman to sit on the sidelines Saturday night as driver Mark MacDonald was also out of action for reasons described as \"lack of fitness.\" Zeron, who has been the leading driver at WEG thus far this year and the fourth leading trainer, had horses he trains scra...
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Tiger Tinch top Senior

on 02/25/2007 12:00 AM
Tiger Tinch [$42.00, $10.00, $6.80] split horses in the final strides to pull off the upset in the $76,000 Senior Trendsetter final Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands. Driver Tim Tetrick, the current leading dash winning driver in North America, was in the sulky for the 1:51.4 mile. In the four-horse photo finish Crawdad [$3.20, $2.20] was second by a nose. It was a neck back to Natural Talent [...
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Manzi doubles in H&G splits

on 02/25/2007 12:00 AM
Hall of Fame driver Cat Manzi picked up a pair of wins in the opening round of the Horse and Groom Series on Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands. In the first of three $20,000 divisions, American Lane [$22.80, $5.00, $3.80] scored in 1:55 for Manzi and trainer Homer Hochstetler. The gelded son of Primrose Lane recorded his second win in seven starts this year. Manzi repeated in the followi...
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Glidemaster Takes Honor

on 02/25/2007 12:00 AM
Trotting Triple Crown winner Glidemaster was named 2006 Horse of the Year by the U.S. Harness Writers Association at the annual Dan Patch Awards dinner Sunday at the Borgata Hotel Casino in Atlantic City. The winner of a trotting single-season record $1.9 million, Glidemaster got 119 votes to defeat 3-Year-Old Filly Trotter of the Year Passionate Glide, who received 39. Ten horses received a...
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Ladytrix commands Hopeful

on 02/24/2007 12:00 AM
After stablemates Ladytrix and The Isle of Pan both distinguished themselves in Yonkers Raceway\'s Hopeful Pacing Series preliminary competition, their driver Stephan Bouchard had a decision to make going into Friday night\'s $44,700 final for 3-year-old fillies. He chose Ladytrix, and he chose wisely as Ladytrix Ladytrix parlayed an easy lead and soft fractions into a 1:58.4 victory. Leaving ...
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Big card at Pompano tonight

on 02/24/2007 12:00 AM
The stage is set for harness racing’s richest event to date of the 2007 season, the $157,500 9th annual Isle of Capri Pacing Series Final featuring a classic rivalry between He Wants It All and Load The Dice. Also on the program is the $77,800 final of the 6th annual Mack Lobell Trotting Series featuring world record holder Tweedle Dum and the $50,000 5th annual Red Bow Tie Invitational Pac...
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Montini out at Big M

on 02/24/2007 12:00 AM
Two horses trained by Anthony Montini entered to compete at athe Meadowlands Friday night were scratched by judges prior to the card. The scratched horses were New Dice Please in the first race and KG Delight in the Cape & Cutter final. Last weekend Montini\'s horses were scratched at Woodbine and the Ontario Racing Commission subsequently announced that other horses he trained had tested posit...
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Trueland Hanover in upset

on 02/24/2007 12:00 AM
Longshot Trueland Hanover, buried on the inside eight horses back from the lead, swooped to the outside at the head of the stretch, roared down the lane, caught the 1-5 favorite JK CU Later before the wire and captured the $70,000 Exit 16 W Series final at the Meadowlands Saturday night in 1:50.2. Carr’s Character also rallied late to be third in the mile that equaled the stakes record. Leav...
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Artis View takes final

on 02/24/2007 12:00 AM
Artist View, an early leader from post 10, pulled from the pocket in the lane and swept past Be Bad Bill and captured the $90,400 Jr. Trendsetter Series final by one-half length in 1:52.1 Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Spin Rate was another half-length back in third. Driven by George Brennan from post 10, Artist View was the fourth different leader in the :27.4 first quarter, then he gave w...
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Mister Big wins Aquarius

on 02/24/2007 12:00 AM
Mister Big rallied seven wide from near the back of the field, catching another fast closer, Fox Valley Appeal, at the wire for a 1:51.2 victory in the $74,000 Aquarius final at the Meadowlands Saturday night. Real Mean Art was a late-closing third. Ab’s Beach Boy took the early lead from post seven for Tim Tetrick, but it was Tuffofthethoughest and George Brennan who reached the quarter in :...
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New URL For Meadowlands

on 02/23/2007 12:00 AM
The new online home of the world’s greatest harness racing is www.meadowlandsracetrack.com. The Meadowlands’ new URL will be activated Saturday, February 24. The current URL, www.thebigm.com, will remain active to bring book-marked users to the new site. A new look for the web site is also in the works and will be unveiled this summer. (Meaedowlands)
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Supreme Dan Pulls Upset

on 02/23/2007 12:00 AM
Supreme Dan pulled an upset in one of the twin $30,000 claiming features while Buster Seelster notched his first win of the year in the other section at Dover Downs on Wednesday. Tony Morgan, the sport\'s leading reinsman in 2006, had a six-win night while Josh Green had a training triple. In the first $30,000 claiming pace,19-1 shot Supreme Dan barreled down the lane to score a 1:54.2 victory...
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Tweedle Dum seeks sweep

on 02/23/2007 12:00 AM
South Florida trotting sensation and world record holder Tweedle Dum will attempt a three-race sweep of the sixth annual Mack Lobell Trotting Series when he starts in the $77,800 final at Pompano Park on Saturday. The race has attracted a field of seven and will go as the third event on a stakes-filled program from the Pompano Beach oval. Installed as the 3-5 morning line favorite in the Mack L...
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Farringtons at Cal-Expo

on 02/23/2007 12:00 AM
Bob Farrington, a six-time national driving champion, and Hall of Fame member, who perhaps was best known for being the conditioner and trainer of the great pacer Rambling Willie, will be at Cal-Expo this weekend, as one of the presenters, along with his wife, Vivian, of the Bob Gordon Pacing Series Final trophy, honoring the late great horseman. Not only were the Gordon\'s and the Farrington\'...
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Remmen has 4 for Saturday

on 02/23/2007 12:00 AM
Trainer Ray Remmen qualified four finalists for Saturday’s winter series finals: the entry of Stately’s Hoss and Civil Attack in the $70,000 Exit 16W and Mr Lifeguard and Spin Rate in the $90,400 Junior Trendsetter. \"He\'ll be out there trying to get a check,” Remmen said of Stately’s Hoss (race 4, post one). “JK CU Later lays over the field. It’s a tough race. If both of my hors...
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Lather Machine has Tetrick

on 02/23/2007 12:00 AM
Lather Machine may have what it takes to defeat even-money favorite JK CU Later in the $70,000 Exit 16W on Saturday at the Meadowlands: red-hot driver Tim Tetrick. Rated at 4-1 on the morning line, Lather Machine and Tetrick will start from post seven as they try to snap JK CU Later’s seven-race winning streak. Trained by Robert Clark, four-year-old Lather Machine sports a career slate of 1...
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Ind. bill moves to House

on 02/23/2007 12:00 AM
Indiana HB 1835, which includes provisions for slot machines at Indiana\'s racetracks, passed out of the Indiana House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 20, by a vote of 14-8 and is now before the full Indiana House of Representatives. It is currently on the floor for consideration and discussion. According to the House Calendar for Thursday, Feb. 22, HB 1835 was on the agenda for a ...
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VGMs back open at Vernon

on 02/23/2007 12:00 AM
The operation of the video gaming machines (VGM) at Vernon Downs resumed at 10 a.m. today after being closed at noon Wednesday due to a waterline break. The simulcast wagering facilities remain closed. The stable area was not affected by the incident. The break occurred in the main waterline from the water tower at Vernon Downs and forced the complete shutdown of the entire facility around noo...
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Rucker gets Illinois penalty

on 02/23/2007 12:00 AM
Trainer Ken Rucker’s 2005 positive tests in Illinois for indomethacin have finally resulted in a penalty. The Illinois Racing Board (IRB) ruled on Feb. 11 that Rucker pay a fine of $10,000 and serve a 90-day suspension (Feb. 11 through May 11). Rucker had six horses test positive; all but two won their races. Among those that did not win was Sleazebiscuit, who finished third but was placed 10...
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