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Miss Galvinator back at YR

on 05/17/2007 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway\'s Friday night festivities include a pair of $35,000 Open Handicaps and a visit from the Mildred Williams Driving Series. Post time for the 10-race card is 7:40 p.m., and since they\'re chronologically first--and we strongly believe in chivalry--we shall begin with the ladies of the Mildred Williams Driving Series. Eight members of the fairer sex compete in the $4,000, third-ra...
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Tilly favored in Cutler

on 05/17/2007 2:00 AM
With Mr. Muscleman skipping town for Sweden’s Elitlopp, Brunton Tilly was installed the 9-5 favorite in the $185,000 Arthur J. Cutler Memorial on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. 
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Will dice roll in Graduate?

on 05/17/2007 2:00 AM
Load The Dice will need all the help he can muster to pull off the upset over Lis Mara in the $285,000 Graduate final on Saturday night the Meadowlands.
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Royal babies at Winbak

on 05/17/2007 2:00 AM
A brother to 2004 Horse of the Year Rainbow Blue, a sister to 2005 Hambletonian winner Vivid Photo, and a half brother to Bettor\'s Delight and No Pan Intended are among the foals born this spring at Winbak Farm in Chesapeake City, Md.   Rainbow Blue\'s first full brother is by Artiscape from Vesta Blue Chip while Vivid Photo\'s first full sister is sired by SJ\'s P...
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Gerri\'s Joy wins qualifier

on 05/17/2007 2:00 AM
Merrie Annabelle winner Gerri\'s Joy was a three-length winner in 1:56.4 in her 2007 qualifying debut Thursday morning at the Meadowlands. A winner of more than $394,000 last year at two, the 3-year-old daughter of Enjoy Lavec has a career mark of 1:56.2, set in her Breeders Crown elimination; she finished second in the $410,000 final. Ron Pierce was in the sulky for trainer Noel Daley.   A...
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Manzi to return Friday

on 05/17/2007 2:00 AM
After being sidelined for a week by back pain, Cat Manzi is set to resume driving on Friday at the Meadowlands. 
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Age ripens Ripped

on 05/17/2007 2:00 AM
When trainer Gary Napierala purchased Ripped for $5,000, the horse was a 2 year old who could barely stay on stride; however, that small investment would pay off handsomely as the 6-year-old gelding blossomed into one of the sport’s top older trotters.  
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Vivid Photo to qualify

on 05/17/2007 2:00 AM
Vivid Photo is scheduled to qualify Friday, May 18, at Tioga Downs, and on Sunday the 3-year-old pacing colt Kenneth J will make his seasonal debut at the track in the Empire Breeder’s Classic.   Kenneth J, a son of Bettor\'s Delight, has qualified twice this year at the Meadowlands, once in 1:51.3 and the latest in 1:51.4 for trainer Linda Toscano. Jim Morrill Jr. is liste...
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Ohio looks at instant racing

on 05/16/2007 2:00 AM
Leaders of Ohio\'s racing industry met in Columbus on Tuesday to show an Instant Racing game which they say can revive the sport in the Buckeye State if its use is approved by legislators.   The video machines give past performance information on each of the horses participating in the race from the past. Bettors have a choice of wagers.After wagers are made, a brief video clip sh...
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Track mark at Harrington

on 05/16/2007 2:00 AM
Joyce Keeler\'s Finale\'s Angel ($5.60) broke her own track record for 4-year-old pacing mares Tuesday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:53.1 triumph in the sub-featured Mares Junior Open. Driven by Tony Morgan for trainer Victor Keeler II, the Incredible Finale mare seized control of the race after the half mile in :55.4, where she would cruise to a five-length win over Fritzie Bunnie and Nidya A...
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Tioga raises purses

on 05/16/2007 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs is proud to announce there will be a purse increase of 10–15 percent beginning immediately. Every class will see the effects of the purse increase; the purse increase will be “across the board.” “We are extremely pleased to announce this purse increase at Tioga Downs,” said Jason Settlemoir, vice president of racing and simulcast. “Opening weekend was great from an o...
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Maine lawmakers back down

on 05/16/2007 2:00 AM
Maine legislators voted to find another solution to the state’s budget woes when the legislature’s Appropriations Committee voted 12-1 Tuesday against a measure to increase the state’s share of slots revenues, a plan that would have taken money away from the racino operator and horsemen’s purses.   Diane Perkins helped organize a rally at the Maine statehouse to protest the state’...
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Florida horsemen file lawsuit

on 05/16/2007 2:00 AM
The Florida Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association has filed a lawsuit against The Isle Casino & Racing, alleging that The Isle, which operates racing at Pompano Park, has refused to give the horsemen their fair share of the slots proceeds. The lawsuit also asks the state to revoke The Isle’s slots license until the horsemen have a contract.   The lawsuit states that Pompano Par...
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Ontario colts set for \'07

on 05/16/2007 2:00 AM
A convoy of 3-year-old colt trotters will invade Mohawk Racetrack Sunday night for the first Ontario Sire Stakes Gold eliminations of the season. Among the 35 entrants is the highly-rated Flirtin Man, who is undefeated in three starts this season.   Flirtin Man leads the way in the second elimination in race three. The son of Angus Hall-Flirtin Victory is a brother to Flirtin Mi...
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Field set for Hempt Pace

on 05/16/2007 2:00 AM
Rusty’s For Real and Takeshigemichi, who established identical track records with 1:50 times in Max C. Hempt Memorial Pace elimination races last week, have drawn outside posts for the $301,032 final on Saturday at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   Trained by Robert Myers and driven by Tim Tetrick, Rusty’s For Real will be leaving from post sevenwhile Takeshigemichi will fire from the six ...
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Jocuse gets Elitlopp invite

on 05/16/2007 2:00 AM
Jocuse, a 5-year-old son of Express Ride, earned an invitation into the Elitlopp with a 1:54.4 victory in the featured race at the Solvalla racetrack in Stockholm Wednesday night. Conny Nobell, who was crowned the winner of last year’s Elitlopp following the disqualification of Jag de Bellouet, broke stride with less than a quarter-mile left in the race.   With a bulky 10-horse field and ...
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USTA\'s Don Pontius dies

on 05/16/2007 2:00 AM
Don Pontius, who for nearly 37 years had served as the U.S. Trotting Association’s (USTA) staff attorney, died Wednesday after a battle with cancer. Pontius was familiar to countless USTA members who over the years sought his advice in regard to legal issues as they related to the sport. He also gathered and documented rule change proposals each year prior to the annual meeting of the USTA Boar...
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Nine mares in Vernon feature

on 05/16/2007 2:00 AM
Nine mares were entered in the $133,000 Conway Hall Open Mare Trot, scheduled to be held Monday, May 28 (Memorial Day) at Vernon Downs. Among the entries are Passionate Glide and Pure Ivory.   The field will also include Queen Serene, Buck I St Pat, Mystical Sunshine, Spur Ann E, Three Little Words, Up Front Hotsey and Cool Muscles.   Vernon Downs will hold six $10,000 divi...
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Check out this winner

on 05/15/2007 2:00 AM
Checkouttheview closed out Woodbine\'s 2006-2007 harness meet with a mild 4-1 upset of the $71,000 final of the Princess Pacing Series for 3-year-old fillies on Monday night, pacing to the score in 1:52.2. Chris Christoforou drove the daughter of Real Artist to a one-length win over Quail Seelster. Jans Luck was third, beaten 1 1/4 lengths.   Carl Jamieson, who owns a piece of the f...
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Railee Possible wins in FL

on 05/15/2007 2:00 AM
The 5-year-old Florida-bred gelding Railee Possible overcame an extended first-over trip to prevail in Monday’s featured $10,000 Open I Trot at Pompano Park in 1:56.3.   Driven from post five by David Ingraham, Railee Possible dropped back to fourth place through the early stages of the Monday feature as Talk About Me (Mickey McNichol) emerged from a brief two-horse battle with...
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