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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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Jet takes flight in Levy

on 04/22/2007 2:00 AM
With Tony Morgan driving for trainer Tom Harmer, Jereme\'s Jet scorched his five rivals in the first of three $50,000 divisions of the fourth leg of the Levy Series at Yonkers Saturday night, wiring the field under wraps in 1:52.1. Pacific Playboy (Stephane Bouchard) was the bridesmaid, beaten a non-threatening length-and-a-half, with Pacific Renegade (Tim Tetrick) along for third.   \"Gre...
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Search Engine cruises

on 04/22/2007 2:00 AM
Search Engine had no worries as he won the $12,000 opening leg of the Indiana Sires Stakes for three-year-old colts and geldings Saturday, April 21. With driver Mark O’Mara back in the bike, the duo strolled to the gate-to-wire victory in a new career best in 1:53.4. “The track was really good to us tonight,” said O’Mara. “The way he (Search Engine) just covered ground was the reason wh...
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Welu\'s Dreamboat repeats

on 04/22/2007 2:00 AM
Welu’s Dreamboat visited the winner’s circle for the second straight time after taking the featured $10,000 Isle Mile I Pace at Pompano Park on Saturday in 1:53.1.   Starting from post two in the evening’s opening event, driver Anthony Napolitano allowed Welu’s Dreamboat to settle along the pylons in fourth place as Bronson Hall (Tom Harmer) rocketed off the gate to take the lead,...
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New handicapping champ

on 04/22/2007 2:00 AM
Jim Famularo II won the National Harness Handicapping Contest at the Meadowlands Saturday night, finishing with a bankroll of $2,091 to take home first place and the $50,000 prize. He finished with $125 more than the second-place finisher. The Horseman And Fair World\'s Gordon Waterstone got off to a slow start and finished out of the top 10.   Famularo, of Toms River, N.J., Famularo finish...
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Shark Gesture debuts

on 04/22/2007 2:00 AM
Breeders Crown champion Shark Gesture made an impressive 4-year-old debut, winning the second of two divisions of the $21,500 Race Time Free For All at Balmoral Park Saturday night in 1:50.3. In the first split, Thisbigdogwillfight was a 1:50.4 winner. Redbud Stable and Michael McNeely’s Thisbigdogwilfight once again lived up to his moniker as he confidently held five rivals at bay to win by 2 ...
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CR Dream Catcher scores

on 04/22/2007 2:00 AM
CR Dream Catcher ($7.40, $4.60, $3.60) split horses to take the lead and the victory in the featured $110,700 Su Mac Lad  final Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands. The 6-year-old gelded son of Royal Troubador trotted the mile in 1:53.4, finishing 1 1/4 lengths ahead of Beach Nut Brand  ($4.80, $3.60).  Dink Adoo ($4.60) finished 1 1/2 lengths back ...
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Mr. Muscleman returns

on 04/22/2007 2:00 AM
Mr. Muscleman ($3.20, $2.60, $2.40) returned to the track in winning fashion, capturing the $20,000 opening leg of the Father Foley Memorial series on Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands.    Trained by Noel Daley and driven by Ron Pierce, Mr. Muscleman took control of the lead around the backside and held off San Remo Kosmos ($3.60, $3.20) at the wire to win by a half-length in 1:53.3.&...
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Change in Coleman policy

on 04/21/2007 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG), which last year ordered trainer Casie Coleman to race out of detention barns at Woodbine and Mohawk, has decided to modify its stance, issuing the following: After a significant period of time, and number of starts, Woodbine Entertainment Group today modified its retention policy with respect to trainer Casie Coleman. Coleman-trained horses that had been racing ...
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All five at the wire

on 04/21/2007 2:00 AM
A five-horse field in the Friday feature from Pompano Park resulted in a five-horse win photo as Montana Moonlite A edged past her rivals to win the $10,000 Fillies and Mares Isle Mile I Pace in 1:53.2.   Starting from post five in the evening’s opening event, Montana Moonlite A and driver Anthony Napolitano settled in fourth place while the Illinois-bred mare My Metallica (Wally Hennes...
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Strada Memorial tonight

on 04/21/2007 2:00 AM
Tonight 10 of the sport\'s top pacing mares in training will assemble for the $75,000 Thomas Strada Memorial at the Meadowlands, a race that honors a Cantor Fitzgerald employee who lost his life in the 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.   Among the contenders in the evening\'s sixth race are 2006 Pacing Mare of the Year Burning Point, Marnie Hall, who is fresh off a 1:51.3 ...
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Bet Big M on Youbet, again

on 04/21/2007 2:00 AM
The Big M is back on Youbet.com. Beginning today, Saturday, April 21, the Meadowlands live harness races can be bet through Youbet.com. Meadowlands officials said An agreement between TVG and Youbet.com was finalized earlier this week.   The Meadowlands had been missing from the Youbet.com menu since Jan. 1, when an exclusive deal between the New Jersey and Exposition Authority and TVG...
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