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JK beats Devilfish

on 01/19/2007 12:00 AM
The first division of hte Clyde Hirt Series on Friday night featured three previous leg winners, JK CU Later, Devilfish and Michelle\'s Gemstone. The three crossed the wire 1-2-3, but not in the order expected as JK CU Later edged Devilfish by a neck in 1:51.2. JK CU Later, who paid $12 to win, extended his winning streak to four. Devilfish was made the betting favorite off of his track rec...
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Shark Time in Snowshoe

on 01/19/2007 12:00 AM
Shark Time won the $45,200 final of the Snowshoe Pacing Series Friday evening at Woodbine, scoring in 1:55. Shark Time and driver Rick Zeron went to the lead before the half and never trailed thereafter, thus sweeping the event for 4 and 4 year olds. Bet down to 1-5 odds at post time, the pair left modestly from the rail spot and got away fourth before the :27.2 opening quarter lit up. Zeron th...
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Ceiling collapse at PPk

on 01/19/2007 12:00 AM
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported late Friday that a 200-foot-by-50-foot section of ceiling drywall collapsed Friday morning at the new building under construction for the Pompano Park slots casino. No one was hurt when the ceiling fell in about 10:45 a.m. Friday, said Sandra King, spokeswoman for Pompano Beach Fire-Rescue. Construction was temporarily suspended, but Isle of Capri officia...
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$120.40 payoff in series

on 01/18/2007 12:00 AM
Fortysecondstreet narrowly got up to win the second of four $12,500 divisions of the Super Bowl and ignite a win payoff of $120.40 Wednesday night at the Meadowlands. He edged Jack Halloran Road by a nose in a lifetime best of 1:56.4. Fortysecondstreet, a son of Lindy Lane, is trained by Neal Ehrhart and driven by Stephen Smith. Peaceful Victory was third, 1 1/2 lengths back. Fortysecondst...
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Quintuplets at Pompano

on 01/18/2007 12:00 AM
Five Kids and trainer-driver Tom Haughton made a three-wide sweep of the field from sixth place on the final turn and was able to pass by the field in the stretch to win the $4,700 feature trot at Pompano Park Wednesday. It was the first start of the year for Five Kids, a 7-year-old gelding by SJ’s Photo from the Lindy’s Crown mare Lindsay Max. The 6-5 Five Kids covered the one-mile race in...
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Self Professed repeats

on 01/18/2007 12:00 AM
Self Professed made it two-in-a-row in scoring a 1:55.4 victory in the $24,000 Open Handicap Trot while Racsan Jenny put away eight rivals to win the $21,000 Jr. Open on Wednesday at Dover Downs. Tony Morgan had a driving triple. In the feature, Martin Scharf\'s Self Professed enjoyed a perfect two-hole trip behind Tim Curtin\'s trot-setter Jake\'s Nordic until the top of the lane when Brad Han...
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Bouchard seven-bagger

on 01/18/2007 12:00 AM
The Wednesday night tally sheet from Yonkers Raceway\'s 10-race extravaganza saw Greg Grismore win a couple of races, Bonnie Rush close stoutly with her trotter, and Stephane Bouchard shamelessly hoard the remaining seven events. The Raceway\'s leading driver won the evening\'s first five races, taking the popular $9.30 early daily double with open-length favorites Quarter Carat ($4.30) and ...
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Magna to close Great Lakes

on 01/18/2007 12:00 AM
Magna Entertainment Corp. has told Michigan Thoroughbred horsemen it will close Great Lakes Downs--formerly Muskegon harness racetrack--following the conclusion of the 2007 meet in November. That will leave Michigan once again without a Thoroughbred racetrack. “(Magna) just didn’t want to continue to take a loss (and receive no) legislative help,\" Michigan Horsemen\'s Benevolent and Protec...
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Art\'s Chip to Kentuckiana

on 01/18/2007 12:00 AM
Kentuckiana Farms has announced that Art\'s Chip, a 7-year-old son of Artsplace, will stand the 2007 breeding season at its nursery near Lexington, Ky. Art\'s Chip retired with a lifetime mark of 1:49.3 and earnings of $726,999. His victories include the U.S. Pacing Championship at the Meadowlands, the Jug Preview and the Simpson Stakes. Offspring by Art\'s Chip will be eligible for the new...
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New harness show on tap

on 01/18/2007 12:00 AM
Television Games Network (TVG) will be introducing a new harness racing-dedicated show to its line-up beginning Friday as “Drive Time” becomes part of its schedule. The show will be hosted by harness veteran Gary Seibel and Dave Weaver, whose brother, Mark, owns Standardbreds. “The show will basically be about racing at the Meadowlands, but there will be other harness racing in there as w...
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Top races of 2006 available

on 01/18/2007 12:00 AM
The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the arrival of this year’s edition of the finest harness racing to be found worldwide, a collection of races sold on DVD or VHS. The collection of 36 races includes the Meadowlands Pace, Hambletonian, North America Cup, New Zealand Cup, Prix d’Amerique, Inter Dominion Trot, Hunter Cup, Copenhagen Cup, Elitlopp, Canadian Pacing Der...
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Robert Everett dies

on 01/18/2007 12:00 AM
Delaware Harness Racing Commission member Robert Lewis Everett II died Tuesday in Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, Dover. He was 57. Mr. Everett was born Aug. 4, 1949, in Dover, son of EveLynn P. Ford Everett and the late Robert L. Everett. He was a 1967 graduate of John Bassett Moore High School, Smyrna, and a 1973 graduate of Delaware State University, formerly Delaware State College, Dover. ...
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New PJ at Meadowlands

on 01/18/2007 12:00 AM
It was just a coincidence, but in his first race as presiding judge at the Meadowlands on Wednesday night, Jan. 17, Michael J. McCarthy posted an inquiry. McCarthy, whose first job in harness racing was as a night watchman for the W.R. Haughton Stable, had previously worked in the stand at Freehold Raceway. McCarthy, who brings more than two decades of experience in the judges stand to the post...
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Buffalo to drop weekends?

on 01/18/2007 12:00 AM
Officials at Buffalo Raceway are reportedly considering dropping weekend racing following the 2007 season, offering live programs only on weekdays—and possibly with an afternoon post time so it would compete with fewer racetracks. This year’s meet at Buffalo opens Friday, three weeks earlier than in 2006. COO Jim Mango told The Buffalo News he is considering making the changes if attendance...
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Riddlemethat, Batman

on 01/17/2007 12:00 AM
I\'m All In took the lead at the start for driver Ron Pierce and set all the fractions in a 1:53.1 mile to win the $24,000 Mares Open Pace Tuesday at Dover Downs, while Riddlemethat won the $20,000 Jr. Mares Open. Pierce finished the day with five winners; Tim Tetrick had three. Stepping up from a similar win last week in the Mares Jr. Open, I\'m All In continued her perfect start in 2007 by t...
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Georgian dispute continues

on 01/17/2007 12:00 AM
The impasse at Georgian Downs continues and the Ontario racetrack appears to be likely closed for a period of time as track management has now taken its latest offer to the Ontario Harness Horseman Association off the table. A letter sent Jan. 13 from Georgian Downs to OHHA CEO John Walzak has been published, and appears below. Reportedly a last-minute request by the OHHA for clarification was ...
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Lady Godiva to ride at MR

on 01/17/2007 12:00 AM
Monticello Raceway is now in search of female drivers for its fourth edition of the Lady Godiva Pace, scheduled to Valentine\'s Day. The Feb. 14 event is part of Monticello\'s 2007 Heritage Drivers Series. “We call our lady drivers\' race the ‘Lady Godiva Pace’ and by presenting it on Valentine\'s Day it is only fitting that the winner should also receive a box of Godiva chocolates as wel...
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\'Deal or no deal\' at Mighty M

on 01/17/2007 12:00 AM
You will be able to find gold in them thar hills in July—actually you will be able to find gold in the Catskill Mountains—as the connections of the winning horse in the $500,000 Monticello Gold Rush for 3-year-old colt pacers will have the option of taking the $250,000 winner’s share in gold bars. The race (elims July 20 and final July 27) is one of several big-money events either being intr...
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HFW lends to WTD change

on 01/17/2007 12:00 AM
Last year The Red Mile announced the long-standing two-heat format of the Kentucky Futurity would change in 2008, and now the World Trotting Derby has announced an immediate change to also eliminate its two-heat concept, a decision prompted by a Horseman And Fair World article \"Is Heat Racing On Its Way To Extinction?\" that appeared Nov. 15, 2006. Although the Kentucky Futurity will change ne...
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