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Six-bagger for Tony at DD

on 03/02/2007 12:00 AM
Tony Morgan won six races including his 11,000th career victory with Fresh Deck to highlight the Thursday card at Dover Downs, while Swing Master and Iwannabesedated won the co-features and the sport\'s leading driver Tim Tetrick had a triple. Morgan made a great start on course for his next target, 12,000 wins, as he guided Fresh Deck to a 1:54.3 victory in a $10,500 pace, his 11,000th win. ...
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Lynch out until summer

on 03/02/2007 12:00 AM
Top Delaware horseman Toby Lynch will be out of action until this summer as he recovers from knee surgery performed last month. Lynch injured his knee last month necessitating an operation and a period of several months with his knee in a cast. Lynch owns two top 3 year olds this season: the outstanding filly pacer Southwind Tempo and the top trotter, Stunt Man Hall.
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On the ball again at Sar

on 03/02/2007 12:00 AM
Express Ball N has found the fast track to the winner’s circle at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway, taking the featured $17,000 Fillies & Mares Open Thursday for the second consecutive start. This week, Express Ball N had no problem finding the top, easily grabbing the lead just past the firsty turn. Trainer-driver Ron Cushing was merely along for the ride as the classy 5 year old proved why sheâ...
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Speed badge to Spectacular

on 03/02/2007 12:00 AM
Speed honors for the fastest mile on the nine-race Meadowlands card Thursday night went to the Illinois-bred Spectacular Cam, who--in direct contrast to her wire-to-wire win last week--rallied from behind to score in 1:53 in a $17,500 conditioned pace. With David Miller in the sulky, Spectacular Cam closed from sixth at the half to defeat Odds On Diana by 1 1/4 lengths, with Bell Bottom Pans th...
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Housewife with a gap

on 03/02/2007 12:00 AM
She hadn\'t raced in three weeks and was coming off a break, but that didn\'t stop the talented Desperatehousewife from getting back on the winning track as she captured the Thursday\'s Invitational Handicap Trot at Cal Expo in 1:57.1. Before starting from post five in the field of eight, driver Tim Maier got the news he wanted to hear about Desperatehousewife, given she hadn\'t raced since Feb...
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Zeron:We\'ll take a polygraph

on 03/02/2007 12:00 AM
Rick Zeron, who received an aminorex positive from the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) and has subsequently been barred from racing at Woodbine, Flamboro Downs or Georgian Downs, has told Standardbred Canada (SC) he is willing to take a lie detector test to prove his innocence. Speaking on behalf of himself and the six other trainers--Jeff Gillis, Anthony Haughan, Anthony Montini, Kevin O\'Reil...
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Jereme\'s Jet qualifies

on 03/02/2007 12:00 AM
Trainer Tom Harmer told harnessracing.com Friday afternoon that Jereme’s Jet will make his pari-mutuel debut in two weeks at Pompano Park before he ships the millionaire 4-year-old pacer to Yonkers for the George Morton Levy Series that begins the end of the month. Jereme’s Jet returned to the races Friday morning, winning a qualifier at Pompano Park in 1:54.1, although Harmer said his stop...
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Georgian, OHHA settle

on 03/02/2007 12:00 AM
Officials of Georgian Downs and the Ontario Harness Horse Associati(OHHA) have reportedly reached an agreement that will likely lead to the resumption of racing at that Ontario racetrack March 10. The terms of the agreement, which was reached after two full days of talks presided by a mediator, have not yet been disclosed. The agreement must still be approved by the OHHA, with a ratification me...
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Incredible Tempo in TLC

on 03/02/2007 12:00 AM
As Meadowlands announcer Sam McKee put it, the $60,000 Tender Loving Care Series final for 3-year-old pacing filliies was a \"blow out\" as Southwind Tempo scored by 11 1/2 lengths in a lifetime best 1:51.4 Friday night at the Meadowlands. The filly by Bettor\'s Delight has now won three of four starts this season after a three-for-three campaign as a freshman. Steve Elliott trains Southwind Te...
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Burning Point returns Fri.

on 03/01/2007 12:00 AM
Fresh off her acclamation Sunday night as 2006 Older Pacing Mare of the Year, Burning Point returns to the races for her 7-year-old season at Yonkers Raceway Friday night, taking on the highly-regarded Miss Galvinator A in the $35,000 Open Pace for fillies and mares. A winner of more than $2.7 million, Burning Point\'s biggest wins last year came in the Breeders Crown at the Meadowlands and the...
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Hypnotist act at Pompano

on 03/01/2007 12:00 AM
Hypnotize, the current leader of the female pacing class at Pompano Park, looks for her fifth victory of the season when starting from post six in Friday’s featured $10,000 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap Pace that has attracted a field of eight. A 5-year-old daughter of Artiscape, out of the Falcon Seelster mare Sleep All Day, Hypnotize has visited the winner’s circle four times in 2007, a...
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Ontario tracks cancel Thurs.

on 03/01/2007 12:00 AM
Woodbine has canceled its Thursday night live racing program due to the winter storm, with Friday qualifiers also \"scratched,\" while Flamboro Downs and Kawartha Downs have also canceled their Thursday programs. The three second-leg divisions of the General Brock Trotting Series which were slated for the Thursday program at Woodbine will be raced March 8 as drawn. The $54,200(C) (est.) final w...
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Witch on trial at Big M

on 03/01/2007 12:00 AM
Witch Trials is one of the fillies hoping to upset 9-5 morning line favorite Southwind Tempo in the $60,000 Tender Loving Care final on Friday night at the Meadowlands. Co-owned by Delaware-based reinsman Kevin Sizer, Witch Trials is rated at 10-1 from post three in the evening’s featured seventh race. The lightly-raced filly, who is racing out of the barn of trainer Philip Mitchell at the ...
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Night also enhanced at Big M

on 03/01/2007 12:00 AM
It\'s not too often driver Ron Pierce returns a payoff of $43 when he directs one to the winner\'s circle, but he did those honors to Captain Holly\'s backers in the first of two $16,000 Night Styles divisions at the Meadowlands Wednesday night. It was a far different situation in the second split as Yannick Gingras guided 3-5 favorite Enhance The Night to her second straight victory. Captain H...
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Northwest win(d) at Buffalo

on 03/01/2007 12:00 AM
With Jim Morrill Jr. in the sulky, Northwestern, a 6-year-old daughter of Western Hanover, rallied from off the pace Wednesday night at Buffalo Raceway to win the $8,400 Open Pace for fillies and mares in a four-horse blanket finish in 1:59 over a \"sloppy\" track. It was the third win in a row for Northwestern, and it gave Morrill his fourth winner of the night. Sitting last in the field of si...
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WEG bars five trainers

on 02/28/2007 12:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group fully supports the ORC (Ontario Racing Commission) and has taken steps to protect the integrity of our racing product. Trainers Anthony Montini, Jeff Gillis, Anthony Haughan, Kevin O’Reilly and Rick Zeron will not be allowed to participate at WEG until such time as their issues are resolved with the ORC. Further, horses that were trained by those individuals will not...
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11 year old takes finale

on 02/28/2007 12:00 AM
The fourth and fifth finals of the Empire City Non-Claiming Series--listed as events two and four on your scorecard, but number one in your heart--led the Tuesday matinee madness at Yonkers Raceway. Event four featured $7,500 claiming trotters jostling for joy and a $32,100 purse. Zaire N, who won his last series preliminary leg going away, was dispatched from post position five as the 4-5 fa...
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Monticello to ban EPO users

on 02/28/2007 12:00 AM
Monticello Raceway has initiated a strict rules policy regarding trainers who are found to be using erythropoietin (EPO) or other performance enhancers, with the result being a lifetime ban of that trainer racing at Monticello. The new policy exceeds current state requirements. A lifetime ban will also be imposed on any person convicted of using snake venom. \"If we catch someone, they are ...
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Micallef scores a six-pack

on 02/28/2007 12:00 AM
Driver Mike Micallef found himself on a fast pace to 1,000 career victories when he notched a six-bagger at Windsor Raceway Tuesday night, bringing the 34 year old\'s win total to 993. Earlier this year he surpassed the $5 million mark in career earnings. Leading the drivers\' dash standings at Windsor so far in 2007, Micallef\'s win binge of capturing half the 12-race program included successf...
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Shake, baby shake!

on 02/28/2007 12:00 AM
The fast miles at Dover continued Tuesday as Shake Away scored a near-wire-to-wire win in the $27,500 Mares Open pace in 1:51 and Binions came on sharply to take the $23,000 Mares Jr. Open in 1:51.4. Drivers Tony Morgan and Tim Tetrick were red hot as Morgan drove five winners and Tetrick three, with Sam Beegle training two winners. Jim King driving Shake Away took no prisoners on the way to a...
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