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Ohio \'simulcast in a box?\'

on 04/25/2007 2:00 AM
The Ohio Senate Finance committee on Tuesday heard testimony in favor of allowing “Instant Racing” machines at the seven racetracks in the state. Four proponents of the recently-introduced bill spoke before the committee; opponents did not testify at the hearing.   The “Instant Racing” machines are already allowed in Arkansas and Oregon. Players place their bet according to odds sho...
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NA races part of World Cup

on 04/25/2007 2:00 AM
Three of North America’s richest and most prestigious events for older trotters have been included in this year’s six-leg World Cup of Trotting, which carries a bonus of $1.3 million ($1 million euros) for the first time.   The European races include an event each in Sweden, Italy and France, with a $271,000 final on Sep. 30 at renowned Vincennes Racetrack outside of Paris. The $30...
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Express Merett wins in Italy

on 04/25/2007 2:00 AM
Express Merett, a 4-year-old son of Express It (Supergill-Flory Messenger), won the $153,000 Gran Premio d’Europa at the San Siro track in Milan, Italy, Wednesday afternoon.   The d’Europa, a race for 4 year olds, had a field of 12. Express Merett is known as a horse who likes the front and as expected he took the lead initially before yielding. Driver Pekka Korpi then re-took the lead ...
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ORC upholds Zhok ruling

on 04/25/2007 2:00 AM
Veteran Ontario-based trainer Randy Zhok has had his $1,500 fine and 90-day suspension for a positive test for the Class 3 drug Torsemide on his horse Nuke Ouellette at Kawartha Downs in January upheld by an Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) panel.   At the hearing held April 12, Zhok stated he was aware Torsemide is not available for use in Canada and that he received the drug from...
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Donato Heads Derby list

on 04/25/2007 2:00 AM
Despite changing the World Trotting Derby conditions so that it will be contested as a single dash, there are 37 horses eligible to this year\'s race, down from the 46 nominated for the 2006 edition. Donato Hanover, the 2006 Dan Patch 2-year-old colt trotter of the year, heads the list of eligibles to the $550,000 (est.) race, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 1, at ...
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2 elims for Berry\'s Creek

on 04/25/2007 2:00 AM
After capturing his Meadowlands debut last week, The Quiet Mon looks to make an even bigger splash in Saturday\'s eliminations for the $225,000 Berry\'s Creek. Sixteen colts are split between two $25,000 eliminations, races two and three. The top five in each elim will advance to the $225,000 Berry\'s Creek, the first major test of the year for 3-year-old pacers, on Saturday, May 5.  Tra...
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Primed for Vernon repeat?

on 04/25/2007 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs will host two 11 race cards this weekend on Friday, April 27, and Saturday, April 28, both with a post time of 6:45 p.m. (EST). Vernon was still forced to cancel the scheduled Thursday race card due to the shortage of “race ready” horses at Vernon Downs but hopes to fill next Thursday’s program.   Prime Interest will look to make it two in a row in Vernon, New York this ...
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Dan Patch field set

on 04/25/2007 2:00 AM
A field which includes Shark Gesture, Artistic Fella, Load The Dice and locally-based Rebelman will contest the $200,000 Dan Patch Invitational, the ninth race on the Saturday night card at Hoosier Park. The race is set as the ninth on the card with a first race post time of 6:45 p.m.   Shark Gesture, winner of the $610,000 Breeders’ Crown last fall, heads the list of entrants for the Dan...
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Broom out in trot series

on 04/24/2007 2:00 AM
Conway Maid completed the sweep of the Celias Counsel Trotting Series for 3-year-old fillies with an impressive, never-in-doubt victory in the $49,200(C) final Monday night at Woodbine. Paul MacDonell drove the daughter of Conway Hall to the 2 1/4-length win in 1:59 for trainer Mike Keeling and owners Stake Your Claim Stable of New Jersey and PC Wellwood Enterprises Inc. of Cambridge. Moment...
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Possible to win by a nose

on 04/24/2007 2:00 AM
The 5-year-old Florida-bred gelding Railee Possible had the lead when it mattered most in Monday’s $10,000 Isle Mile I Trot at Pompano Park, thrusting his nose in front in the final yards to prevail by a nose in 1:56.4.   Starting from post four with David Ingraham at the lines, Railee Possible found a spot on the pylons in fourth place through the early stages of the Monday feature...
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A blowout win at Harr

on 04/24/2007 2:00 AM
Three Point Acres\' Blowout Hanover ($6) made a successful debut with Open company with a wire-to-wire 1:52.4 win  in the $17,500 Junior Open Monday at Harrington Raceway. Driven by Tony Morgan, the 5-year-old Cam\'s Card Shark gelding was sent hard for the front with fractions of :27.3, :55.3 and 1:24.1. He fought off a stubborn Clinton Longshot who fought first-over throughout and ope...
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No Derby on Youbet?

on 04/24/2007 2:00 AM
Youbet announced late Monday that unless TrackNet Media--the new joint venture between Churchill and Magna--drops its requirement that Youbet forego other premier races to carry the 2007 Kentucky Derby and other TrackNet controlled content, customers of the industry\'s advanced deposit wagering outlet will not be able to use its website or phone facilities to wag...
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Injured horse wins qual

on 04/24/2007 2:00 AM
BB Bunny Bell, the Precious Bunny colt who suffered a serious skull injury and nearly died before the efforts of Barb Hartman and her Miracle Farm Horse Rescue raised enough money to save his life, won a qualifier last Friday at Northfield in 1:59.4, in line to Brett Miller. It was just his second trip behind the gate. In his first qualifier, he was interfered with and made a break.   “He...
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Searches held at Pocono

on 04/24/2007 2:00 AM
Anton Leppler, executive secretary of the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission, has announced that in an effort to further strengthen the Commission\'s integrity program ensuring a level playing field on the racetrack, several searches were carried out at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs by Commission Enforcement personnel, in cooperation with security personnel from Mohegan Sun, on Monday. &n...
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Willis\'s barn quarantined

on 04/24/2007 2:00 AM
Harnessracing.com has learned four of veteran Illinois-based trainer Nelson Willis’s horses have tested for equine herpes (EHV-1) and his barn at Balmoral Park has been quarantined. Willis had two horses scratched last Saturday at Balmoral and another three on Sunday.   Willis qualified some of his horses on Friday, April 13, and then some showed signs of sickness the following day. Anoth...
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Change at Tioga, Vernon

on 04/23/2007 2:00 AM
Reports Monday state Nevada Gold & Casinos will terminate its management agreement with Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs after selling its 22.8 percent ownership interest in American Racing and Entertainment to partners Southern Tier Acquisition II and Onedia Entertainment. Nevada Gold will reportedly receive $4.3 million for its interest and approximately $110,000 in management fees due, with the...
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Dennis Doyle dies

on 04/23/2007 2:00 AM
Dennis Doyle, best known for his ownership of the 1999 Older Trotter of the Year Supergrit and free-for-all pacer Silver Almahurst, has died at the age of 68.   Mr. Doyle was owner and president of Club Car Inc., a buyer’s service for Pace Warehouses, which he later sold to Kmart Corp. for $10 million. With that money Mr. Doyle founded and owned Savor Inc., a company that oversaw a credit...
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Woodbine cancels Sunday

on 04/23/2007 2:00 AM
The Ontario Racing Commission has granted Woodbine Entertainment Group\'s request to cancel Standardbred racing on Sunday, April 29, due to the shortage of standardbred horses racing at Woodbine. The first leg of the Princess Pacing Series for three year-old fillies will now be held on Monday, April 30. The ORC will also conduct a hearing on Tuesday, May 1 to hear WEG\'s application to cancel ...
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Maltese Artist in 1:49.4h

on 04/22/2007 2:00 AM
The Battle of Lake Erie turned into a family feud between cousins David and Brett Miller, but when the two came to the finish line it was Brett who prevailed with Maltese Artist in a world record 1:49.4 over David and God Dust Beach. Our Lucky Killiean and Peter Wrenn were third.   The two Millers went at it right from the start. Gold Dust Beach from post four and Maltese Artist from post f...
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Marnie Hall wins Strada

on 04/22/2007 2:00 AM
Marnie Hall ($4.00, $3.00, $2.40) fought off Miss Galvinator ($8.20, $5.20) in the final strides to win the $75,000 Thomas Strada Memorial on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   Fast early fractions set up an ideal cover flow for Marnie Hall and driver Dan Dube.  Burning Point pressed the early pace as she cleared the lead from Up Front Dragonfly in a :26.3 opening quarter and took t...
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