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Governor approves slots

on 05/12/2007 2:00 AM
A measure permitting slots machines at Hoosier Park and Indiana Downs was signed into law Friday, May 11, ushering in a new era in the Hoosier State. Governor Mitch Daniels endorsed House Bill 1835, which will allow 2,000 machines at each track, as part of a plan to provide property tax relief. The measure will take effect July 1.   In order to operate slots, Hoosier Park and Indiana Downs ...
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Tioga opens meet

on 05/12/2007 2:00 AM
More than 3,800 people went to Tioga Downs for the opening of the track\'s 2007 season on Friday, May 11. Patrons were met at the front door with free Tioga Downs t-shirts and posters to the first 1,000 people in the door.   Keystone Celeste and Todd Schadel took the opening round of The Southern Tier Trot in gate-to-wire fashion. The 3-year-old daughter of Yankee Glide romped home by ...
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Regal wins Graduate prep

on 05/12/2007 2:00 AM
Artistic Fella set some strong fractions, but Stonebridge Regal [$47.60, $14.40, $6.00], who was first off the gate, was first across the wire in the $50,000 Graduate prep race on Saturday night at the Meadowlands, winning over Artistic Fella in 1:48.1.Driver John Campbell fired the 22-1 shot to the top in a :26.4 opening quarter, then yielded to Artistic Fella’s bold backstretch brush...
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Back spasm sidelines Manzi

on 05/12/2007 2:00 AM
A back injury will keep Hall of Fame driver Cat Manzi sidelined for at least several days and forced him to sit on the sidelines as Artistic Fella competed in the Graduate prep Saturday night at the Meadowlands.  
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Maltese Artist takes Levy

on 05/12/2007 2:00 AM
Maltese Artist enjoyed a perfect two-hole trip, behind the pacesetting Special Report, and scored in 1:51, capturing the $475,000 George Morton Levy Memorial Free-For-All Pace Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway.   Maltese Artist, trained by Mickey Burke and owned by Sylvia Burke, John Howard and J. Koran, settled in second as Special Report and driver Larry Stalbaum rocketed out post ei...
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Hempt elims at Pocono

on 05/12/2007 2:00 AM
Takeshigemichi and Rusty’s For Real established new track marks of 1:50 for 3-year-old colt pacers at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Saturday afternoon in winning two elimination races for the Max C. Hempt Memorial Pace.   In the first elimination of the Hempt, Takeshigemichi, driven by Daniel Dube and trained by Anthony Mannino, sat second for the opening panel with Tivoli Hanover (...
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Manfinity takes Dexter

on 05/12/2007 2:00 AM
Hambletonian eliigible Manfinity, a 3-year-old colt by Malabar Man, trotted to a 1:58.2 victory in the $162,500 Dexter Cup Saturday at Freehold Raceway, wiring the field after starting from post one.   Driven by George Brennan, Manfinity won for the second time this season in three starts. He had won his Dexter Cup elim the previous week by a nose over New Hampshire Boy. Last year at age tw...
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Keep an eye on Tell All

on 05/12/2007 2:00 AM
Tell All, a 3-year-old son of Real Desire who is eligible to major stakes this season, showed he has the potential to live up to those expectations when he rallied from far off the pace to win the $77,000 Diplomat Pacing Series in 1:52.4 Saturday night at Woodbine.   Trained by Blair Burgess and driven by Jody Jamieson, Tell All was pacing seventh at the quarater--8 1/4 ...
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Teague\'s duo ready to roll

on 05/11/2007 2:00 AM
Total Truth, the 2006 Pacer of the Year, and Western Ace will debut as 4 year olds for trainer George Teague Jr. in the $50,000 Graduate prep on Saturday night at the Meadowlands, and they\'ll be ready to roll, said Teague. \"I don\'t believe in that popular theory of horses needing one or two races to get into shape,” Teague said. “I want to send them out ready. That\'s why I q...
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US rep to Elitlopp wins

on 05/11/2007 2:00 AM
In a final tune-up for his trip to Sweden, Mr Muscleman romped to a 1:52 victory in a $40,000 prep race for the Arthur J. Cutler Memorial on Friday night at the Meadowlands.   With Ron Pierce at the lines, Mr Muscleman brushed to the lead along the backstretch, making his move just past the quarter-mile mark, and accelerated away to a 2 3/4-length win over Ripped [$5.00, $2.10].  ...
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Big M to simulcast Elitlopp

on 05/11/2007 2:00 AM
Racing fans will be able to watch Mr Muscleman and wager on the Elitlopp simulcast on May 27 at the Meadowlands. Guests will be able to wager on six races from Solvalla, starting at 10:02 am. The final heat of the Elitlopp is scheduled for 11:05 am. Meadowlands gates will open at 9:30 am with free admission until 11 am.
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Lady Suffolk at Freehold

on 05/11/2007 2:00 AM
Three divisions of the Lady Suffolk Trot were conteted at Freehold Raceway and while the winners were Eyefull (1:59.2), Oh Oh Its Magic (1:58.2) and Classical Mary (1:58.4), the races were not exactly ordinary. .   Eyefull, an Andover Hall filly who was unraced as a 2 year olds but had made 10 starts in the Lady Suffolk, earned her first career victory after finishing as a br...
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Cam Cool 1:52.4 winner

on 05/11/2007 2:00 AM
North America Cup eligible Cam Cool is back on the winning track for trainer Bob McIntosh as the 3-year-old Camluck gelding captured the $61,300 Ontario Sires Spring Series final at Woodbine Friday night with a handy 1:52.4 score. It was the second straight win for Cam Cool, and his seventh in 11 starts this season.   Driver Mario Baillargeon directed Cam Cool to the lead in the first ...
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Morand hurt at Harrington

on 05/11/2007 2:00 AM
Driver Jim Morand was injured Thursday at Harrington Raceway after his horse took a bad step and fell in the evening\'s first race. The 42-year-old Morand was driving Tattle Toy, and while approaching the half-mile mark the horse appeared to stumble and fall. He was taken to Kent General Hospital in nearby Dover where an x-ray revealed two broken ribs. Morand has been one of Delaware\'s lead...
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Stars beginning to emerge

on 05/11/2007 2:00 AM
Leading sophomore colt pacers Kenneth J and Sutter Hanover both won their respective qualifiers at the Meadowlands Thursday, while 2006 Three-Year-Old Filly Pacer of the Year Darlin\'s Delight also came up victorious. It was the second qualifying efforts of the year for each.   New York Sire Stakes champion and Breeders Crown runner-up Kenneth J, who won his debut qualifier May 3 in 1:51.3,...
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Three-time winners at VD

on 05/11/2007 2:00 AM
A trio of trotters became three-time winners at Vernon Downs on Thursday night, including Scorpion Moon, who captured the week’s Open handicap test.   The track’s leading dash-winner Josh Marks did the teaming for trainer Tracy Brainard in the $8,500 featured ninth race as Scorpion Moon steamed to a front-striding 1:58.4 triumph on a rain soaked track labeled \"sloppy.\" It was...
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Vernon cancels Tues. again

on 05/11/2007 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs was forced to cancel the race card scheduled for Tuesday, May 15, due to a shortage of horses. Vernon hopes that the card Tuesday, May 22, will be able to fill with more horses qualifying each week at Vernon Downs.   “This is a tough time right now at Vernon Downs with trying to get enough race ready horses in the box. We are optimistic about the horse situation for next Tue...
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Sun burns at Cal Expo

on 05/11/2007 2:00 AM
He was left alone on the lead and his pilot called the tune to his liking, which resulted in Eweburn Sun making every pole a winning one. Invitational Handicap trotters, racing for a $7,900 purse, were featured at Cal-Expo on Thursday night, in which Eweburn Sun was the easiest of winners.   Before drawing post-position one in the field of five for owner, trainer, and driver Rick P...
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SRF race at Freehold Sat.

on 05/11/2007 2:00 AM
Freehold Raceway will host the first of two Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) Open Paces for 3-year-old pacers on Saturday, May 12; the second SRF Race is at the Meadowlands on July 21.   A full field of eight entered the $31,000 race, the seventh on the Freehold card. The post time favorite is likely to be Liberated Artist, a Real Artist colt owned by Seth Rosenfeld and John Lic...
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Alvin Jacobson dies

on 05/11/2007 2:00 AM
Alvin Jacobson, the owner of such notables as Mystical Sunshine and Peruvian Hanover, died Tuesday, May 8, after a brief illness at the age of 78.   Mr. Jacobson owned many great horses, many in partnership with Sid Korn, who will miss him greatly. He won the Breeders Crown with his trotter Mystical Sunshine.   Mr. Jacobson was president of the Ja...
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