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Isle of Capri, round two

on 02/16/2007 12:00 AM
He Wants It All and Load The Dice, separated by a just a head in their last encounter, will meet again at Pompano Park on Saturday when the two pacers headline a field of nine that has been assembled for the $50,000 second leg of the Isle of Capri Pacing Series, which goes as the fourth race on a 12-race program. Michael Polansky’s He Wants It All, the two-time defending Isle of Capri Final w...
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WEG orders 4 to detention

on 02/16/2007 12:00 AM
Trainers Todd Clements, Sandra Houghton, David Menary and Wayne Preszcator have been reportedly ordered by Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) to race out of the detention barn, effective immediately. The decision was based on WEG\'s policy regarding trainers who have positive tests, although the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has yet to announce any positives for the four above-named trainers. ...
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Crouch a kettleone winner

on 02/16/2007 12:00 AM
Tom Crouch, whose claim to fame in the Standardbred sport came via Kentuckiana Farms, is now hoping to make his mark with Thoroughbreds as well, starting his highly-regarded 4-year-old filly Kettleoneup in the $50,000 Pippin at Oaklawn Park Saturday afternoon. Bred and owned by Crouch, of Lexington, Ky., Kettleoneup has won three of her last four starts by a combined 31 ½ lengths, with her onl...
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Lady Godiva to ride again

on 02/16/2007 12:00 AM
Monticello Raceway originally scheduled its fifth annual Lady Godiva Pace for Valentine\'s Day but a massive winter snowstorm forced the cancellation of that race card. Though the race card was scuttled the track noted that the Lady Godiva Pace would be rescheduled for the following Wednesday. “Now, after today’s (post position) draw, we are set once again to go with the Lady Godiva (Pace)...
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Ont. positives investigated

on 02/16/2007 12:00 AM
The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has launched a detailed investigation into 20 positive tests at five Ontario racetracks in late January and early February. The post-race tests were conducted under the auspices of the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency\'s (CPMA) Drug Control Program. The number of positives suggest some individuals continue to doubt the ORC\'s commitment to medication control. The ...
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Lebanon cancels Friday

on 02/16/2007 12:00 AM
Live racing at Lebanon Raceway has been canceled for Friday night due to dangerous track conditions.
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Windylane Hanover a mom

on 02/15/2007 12:00 AM
Windylane Hanover, the champion trotting mare owned by the Odds On Nourrir, the breeding division of Odds On Racing, delivered first foal, a strapping colt by top sire Andover Hall, Wednesday night at 7:45 p.m. at Peninsula Farm in Kentucky. Windylane Hanover was purchased for Odds On Nourrir last Nov. 9 at the Standardbred Horse Sale in Harrisburg, Pa., for $600,000. Born on May 27, 1999, at ...
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Mighty Moses wins Open

on 02/15/2007 12:00 AM
Mighty Moses scored a 1:56.2 victory in the $27,500 Valentine\'s Day Open Trot while Armbro Corbin led from the start to win the $24,000 Jr. Open trot, the feature events on a cold and windy Wednesday at Dover Downs. For the third time in four nights, the sport\'s leading driver Tim Tetrick collected five wins. As has become his pattern, Jim Morand patiently waited in the middle of the field u...
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Candy surprise at PPK

on 02/15/2007 12:00 AM
In a Valentine’s Day trot headlined by five horses that were victorious in their last start, it was Fimo, the lone mare in the field who hadn’t visited the winner’s circle since Sept. 6, that prevailed in the $4,700 trotting feature at Pompano Park. Driven from post four by David Ingraham, Fimo settled along the rail in second place while Modern Marvel cruised through the opening quarter ...
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Mr. Pine Chip\'s bro wins

on 02/15/2007 12:00 AM
Jack N Sam, a 3-year-old half-brother to Stanley Dancer Memorial Trot winner Mr. Pine Chip, broke his maiden Wednesday night at Northfield Park--needing only 2:16.2 over a \"good\" racetrack to do so! The maiden trot was the opening event on the card and, despite making a break at the start, Jack N Sam recovered to post the three-quarter-length victory over Bob Anjua. Bred and owned by Joe Sbro...
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Meadows cancels Thursday

on 02/15/2007 12:00 AM
The Meadows has announced it has canceled its Thursday night live racing program due to track conditions caused by the recent major snowstorm that blanketed the Midwest and East Coast. Qualifiers scheduled for Friday morning have also been canceled.
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Stakes payments now due

on 02/15/2007 12:00 AM
Nomination and sustaining payments for the Hambletonian Society sponsored or administered stakes events which are due Thursday, February 15, must be postmarked by 12 midnight on Friday, February 16, per USTA Rule 12, Section 4. A complete list of events and payment forms for the more than 130+ races serviced by the Society can be found at www.Hambletonian.org. (Hambletonian Society)
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Testing changes possible

on 02/15/2007 12:00 AM
The New Jersey Racing Commission is prepared to begin out-of-competition testing in the state, which will allow the commission to go onto premises in the state—licensed farms such as Showplace and Gaitway and public property—unannounced and test horses for EPO and other illegal drugs. Current regulations in New Jersey provide only for race-day testing. The new rules also provide the commiss...
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Poppy Lustre N tops mares

on 02/14/2007 12:00 AM
Poppy Lustre N took no prisoners on the way to a 1:53.1 victory in the $27,500 Mares Open pace on a cold Tuesday with freezing rain at Dover Downs while Shake Away came from off the pace to notch a 1:54.1 win in the $24,000 Jr. Open. Tim Tetrick continued winning races in multiples with four winners. Tony Morgan collected three. Tetrick rolled Poppy Lustre N out of post seven and snatched the ...
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Tax break proposed in KY

on 02/14/2007 12:00 AM
According to reports, legislation that would give racetracks a tax break on special racing days, effective July 1, has been introduced in the Kentucky legislature. The bill would give tracks a tax break similar to the one Churchill Downs receives when it hosts the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The legislation being considered sets the purse threshold at $650,000 for one program at tracks...
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Northfield\'s show goes on

on 02/14/2007 12:00 AM
It didn’t matter that Ohio’s Gov. Ted Strickland had declared a “state of emergency” in the Buckeye State because of a major snowstorm that blanketed the Midwest, Northfield Park went on with the show Tuesday night. Despite blustery conditions and a snowfall that totaled more than a foot, 12 races were contested, with the final times ranging from 2:01.4 to 2:09.2. “That was pretty goo...
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NJ commission postponed

on 02/14/2007 12:00 AM
The New Jersey Racing Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, which included a discussion of the suspensions of Eric and Seldon Ledford and Ryan and Ardena Dailey, has been postponed due to the major snowstorm that hit the East Coast. The meeting has not yet been rescheduled.
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Winners to battle at PPK

on 02/14/2007 12:00 AM
Five return winners are scheduled to meet in the $4,700 Valentine’s Day trotting feature from Pompano Park, scheduled as the fourth event on the 10-race Wednesday program. Angelo Kosmos, who enters the Valentine’s Day feature on a two-race winning streak, has drawn the rail for Wednesday’s race and is listed at 9-2 in the morning line. Trained by Gary Lewis, the 5-year-old son of SJ’s P...
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NEW-Wed. track closings

on 02/14/2007 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands and Freehold have now joined Yonkers Raceway and Monticello Raceway in closing for live racing and simulcasting Wednesday due to the major winter storm that has blanketed the Midwest and East Coast. Buffalo Raceway is also shut down Wednesday for live racing but the track is remaining open for simulcasting. Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs are also closed for simulcasting on Wednesday....
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She\'s no trashy queen

on 02/14/2007 12:00 AM
Despite her name, The Queen Of Trash had a sparkling season at three and she will try to build on that success racing against older mares this season at the Meadowlands. The Queen Of Trash makes her next start in the second leg of the Cape & Cutter Series on Friday night at the Meadowlands. She will start from the rail in the evening’s third race for the father-and-son team of trainer Les Giv...
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