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Jug Preview noms down

on 03/07/2007 12:00 AM
Scioto Downs’ Jug Preview, the final prep for the Little Brown Jug, has a sustaining payment of $750 due postmarked by Thursday, March 15. The 38th edition of the stake for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings is slated for Saturday, Sept. 8. Further information about the upcoming meet is available online at www.sciotodowns.com, including dates and conditions for late-closers, and lists of Oh...
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DSBF purses to increase

on 03/07/2007 12:00 AM
Starting with the Dover Downs 3-year-old Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund races, all eliminations will be increased to $20,000. Finals will increase to $110,000. Starting fees remain the same at $500 per track, not per race. Health requirements must be complied with and all trainers should contact the Race Office at Dover or Harrington for the draw schedule. All other inquiries to Judy Davis...
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Pierce took his 10 days

on 03/07/2007 12:00 AM
Harnessracing.com has learned that driver Ron Pierce, who was given a 10-day suspension in the aftermath of the Breeders Crown elimination race accident that resulted in the broken leg suffered by John Campbell and the death of one horse, took his 10 days beginning at the end of December. Pierce had appealed the suspension given by the Ontario Racing Commission, but dropped it right before Chri...
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St. Paddy drivers are set

on 03/07/2007 12:00 AM
Barring any unforeseen setbacks the drivers for Monticello Raceway’s St Paddy Pace on Friday afternoon, March 16 are now finalized and waiting to join Hall of Famer Jim Doherty in the race which features the talents of reinsmenof Irish heritage are: John McDermott, John Gilmour, Mike Doherty, Jim Taggart Jr., Peter Gerry and Steve Quinn. Unfortunately last year\'s winner Jimmy Marohn, who wa...
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Robinson

on 03/07/2007 12:00 AM
A reported \"situation\" at Western Fair Raceway in London, Ontario Monday night resulted in workers for trainer Bill Robinson being denied entry to the racetrack and the scratching of two Robinson-trained horses from the race card. According to published reports, Ontario Racing Commission executive John Blakney acknowledged that the commission\'s investigative unit was involved and told Western F...
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Yannick posts a five-bagger

on 03/06/2007 12:00 AM
Yannick Gingras, who never needed a map to find his way around Yonkers Raceway, returned to town Monday night and proceeded to take the fifth on the fifth as he won five races from just eight drives on the wind-driven, dozen-race card. Gingras began his winner\'s-circle road trips with the 3-year-old trotting colt Mr. Lebo ($3.30) in the $6,500 second race, getting the mile in 2:02. Gingras the...
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A battle to Pompano circle

on 03/06/2007 12:00 AM
After a string of defeats to world record holder Tweedle Dum in the Mack Lobell Trotting Series, Battleshoe Victor returned to the winner’s circle on Monday when taking the third-race feature from Pompano Park, a $10,000 Open Handicap Trot. Driven by Bruce Ranger, Battleshoe Victor was handled aggressively off the gate from post seven and quickly took command of the race entering the first tu...
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DD winner goin to Hollywood

on 03/06/2007 12:00 AM
Pacing into a strong wind could not deter Lather Machine in the $37,400 Preferred pace, Prince Of Luck takes the $35,000 Delaware Special and Cheyenne Hollywood wins the $28,500 Open on a chilly and windy Monday at Dover Downs. Tim Tetrick pulled Lather Machine to the outside in front of the grandstand and proceeded up on the outside and take the lead for good heading to the final turn. The 4-...
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Wallace aminorex positive

on 03/06/2007 12:00 AM
Ben Wallace, Canada\'s 1999 O\'Brien Award winner as Trainer of the Year after his Triple Crown journey with Blissfull Hall, has reportedly received a positive test for the Class 1 drug aminorex and has been barred from racing at Woodbine until the situation is resolved. The Toronto Sun was reporting Tuesday that as a result of the positive--which was at Flamboro Downs on an unnamed horse--Wall...
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Expert says testing solid

on 03/06/2007 12:00 AM
Equine testing expert Dr Richard Sams says the science behind the testing for the amphetamine aminorex is solid, and he believes horsemen are unknowingly giving their horses the substance by administering either feed supplements/additives or some sort of pre-race treatment that contains the drug, but does not list it as an ingredient. “Having done all the work that we did on the testing, I...
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A bruiser of a win at Wdb

on 03/06/2007 12:00 AM
Ramegade Bruiser took the early lead and never looked back to take the $53,400(C) final of the Ontario Boys Pacing Series Monday night at Woodbine. Mark MacDonald drove the 4-year-old Rambaran gelding to a half-length win over John Dilinger in 1:54.1. Stonebridge Wish was third, beaten 6 1/4 lengths. Ramegade Bruiser went out to a snappy early split of :27.3 and half mile in :55.4, hounded by o...
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NY board responds to Cohen

on 03/06/2007 12:00 AM
While the aminorex mystery continues, the New York State Racing and Wagering Board has written a letter in response to Andrew Cohen\'s Feb. 28 Wire To Wire column. The New York board\'s letter follows below. To the Editor: I would like to respond to recent columns that were submitted by Andrew Cohen, who posts weekly columns in your Wire-to-Wire section on harnessracing.com. In his columns Mr....
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Also a four stars winner

on 03/05/2007 12:00 AM
Likeabatoutahell cruised to a 1:54.3 victory in the first of two $20,000 Horse & Groom Series on Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands, while Four Starz Robro won the second split in 1:54.2. With Andy Miller at the lines, Likeabatoutahell recorded his first win of 2007 in wire-to-wire fashion. The Trond Smedshammer trainee hit the board in nine of 16 starts last season, including a sweep of the C...
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An alert girl in Ontario

on 03/05/2007 12:00 AM
It was a mild upset in Sunday’s $57,300(C) Ontario Girls Pacing Series final at Woodbine as Alerts Big Girl posted a sharp 1:54.2 victory. Jody Jamieson had the 4-year-old daughter of Albert Albert-Special Alert sitting well off the pace and watched as race favourite Famous Hunch put up strong fractions of :28.1, :56.2 and 1:24.3. The early pace caught up with the race leader and the field be...
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Lather up Monday at Dover

on 03/05/2007 12:00 AM
Lather Machine returns to the $37,500 Preferred Pace, Poppy Lustre N heads the $35,000 Delaware Special and Quick And Deadly is back in the $28,000 Open Pace on a power-packed Monday afternoon card at Dover Downs. After a visit to the Meadowlands, Gary and Barbara Iles\' Lather Machine will have Tim Tetrick driving. The Badlands Hanover gelding has won three of his seven starts with a second an...
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Churchill buys into HRTV

on 03/05/2007 12:00 AM
Churchill Downs and Magna Entertainment Corporation (MEC) have announced that Churchill Downs has purchased a 50-percent interest in HRTV, MEC\'s racing television channel that works in concert with its xpressbet wagering service. According to a joint press release, both Churchill Downs and Magna Entertainment \"...will work to offer as much of their respective live export simulcast content as ...
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Mohawk qualies postponed

on 03/05/2007 12:00 AM
A malfunction of the Mohawk Racetrack starting gate Monday morning forced the cancellation of qualifiers after only one race was held. The remained of the qualifying card has been rescheduled for 10 o\'clock Tuesday morning.
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TCS nominations announced

on 03/05/2007 12:00 AM
The Classic Series (TCS) will showcase the cream of the crop for each division of older trotters and pacers when it gets underway in just over a month. The first preliminary leg is set for Dover Downs on Monday, April 9. The Pacing Classic pits 2006 Dan Patch Older Pacer of the Year Lis Mara and two-time defending Pacing Classic champ Boulder Creek against last season’s best 3 year olds, led ...
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Frank Ready dies

on 03/05/2007 12:00 AM
Francis X. “Frank” Ready, who served as the executive vice president of the U.S. Trotting Association from 1982 until 1993, died on March 2 following a brief illness. Since the time of his retirement he had been living in Great Falls, Va. Details regarding funeral arrangements were not immediately available. Ready joined the USTA as its executive vice president in August 1982 and served ...
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Salvi joining Tioga/Vernon

on 03/05/2007 12:00 AM
Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs are pleased to announce the addition of Nick Salvi, Regional Director of Racing as the newest member to their racing staff. Salvi comes to Tioga & Vernon Downs after serving as race secretary at Pompano Park and at The Red Mile. He also currently serves as the Executive Director for The Classic Series. “I look forward to working with the enthusiastic young staff ...
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