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Pompano announces nominees

on 01/27/2007 12:00 AM
Nominations for the $250,000 Isle of Capri Pacing Series and the $125,000 Mack Lobell Trotting Series, the premier events on the Pompano Park racing scheduled, have been released by race secretary Greg DeFrank. The Isle of Capri Pace has attracted 25 potential starters, with 14 trotters eyeing a spot behind the gate for the Mack Lobell. Headlining the list of nominees for the Isle of Capri Pac...
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Nuclear Breeze rebounds

on 01/27/2007 12:00 AM
Nuclear Breeze fired on all cylinders and drew off to a 1 1/4-length victory in the $116,600 Presidential Series Final Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Nuclear Breeze, sent off at even-money odds, returned $4.20, $2.80, $2.40. Load The Dice, who cut the fractions, was second, paying $2.60, $2.40. Roddy\'s Bags Again was third by a length and a half, which was worth $2.80 for a show ticket....
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Kiwi takes Complex final

on 01/27/2007 12:00 AM
New Zealand invader Ewie Duncan N, in only his third start in the U.S., powered off a second-over trip and captured the $85,000 Complex Series final Saturday night at the Meadowlands in 1:51 with David Miller up. Armbro Dublin and Andy Miller found an opening in the middle of the field to close from next to last and finish one length behind the winner while Super Eighty Eight and Daniel Dube were ...
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Willowdale to Mister Big

on 01/27/2007 12:00 AM
After just missing in the opening round and then capturing the second leg, Mister Big was sent off as the 4-5 post time favourite in the $56,300 final of the Willowdale Pacing Series Saturday evening at Woodbine and the son of Grinfromeartoear didn\'t disappoint. With pilot Luc Ouellette at his lines for trainer Virgil Morgan Jr., Mister Big got away in fourth from post position four, made a ...
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Morgan wins 6 at Dover

on 01/27/2007 12:00 AM
Midnight Express and Winbak Len won the co-feature races Saturday at Dover Downs. Spicy Sport took the $30,000 Claiming pace. Tony Morgan drove six winners while Brad Hanners and trainer Josh Green won four baggers. In the first of the co-feature $13,800 races, Midnight Express made it three wins in his last four outings as Tony Morgan posted his second win on the card, driving the 4-year-old ...
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Jan-E-Lu wins for Mullinax

on 01/26/2007 12:00 AM
Up Front Jan-E-Lu, who had her winning streak snapped at nine last week, rebounded to capture the $50,000 White Ruffles Final on Thursday night at the Meadowlands. The 4-year-old Dragon Again mare paced to a 1:53.3 score, a lifetime best. Up Front Jan-E-Lu took the lead just past the half and powered to a 3 1/2-length score. Perfect Sign [$12.40, $8.00] was second best, and it was four and a qu...
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Pick 6 carryover at Big M

on 01/26/2007 12:00 AM
Two big longshots lit up the toteboard on Thursday night at the Meadowlands, fueling a $15,029.40 carryover for the Friday night Pick 6. The Meadowlands Pick 6 is a $1 minimum wager with a 20 percent takeout. lthough four winning favorites were part of the Pick 6 sequence, including two horses at less than even money, no one selected six winners. A 31-1 shot piloted by Mike Lachance in race fo...
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Payoff snafu at Philly Park

on 01/26/2007 12:00 AM
The new casino at Philadelphia Park has been in the news this week because of a mistake that led a player to believe he had won $102,000, but instead had won nothing. According to a story in the Philadelphia Inquirer, the player was at a Wheel of Fortune machine on Monday afternoon when a video screen told him he had won $102,000. Casino officials soon told him it was a mistake, that there had ...
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Field for Prix d\'Amerique

on 01/26/2007 12:00 AM
The starters for Sunday’s Prix d’Amerique have been announced, and the race will be simulcast by the Meadowlands, with post time at approximately 9:40 a.m. for the race, one of five which will be simulcast from the Vincennes in Paris. The field of 18 will include Jag de Bellouet, who won last year’s edition of the race but then was disqualified when he came up with a positive drug test. ...
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Bouchard wins 5 at Monti

on 01/26/2007 12:00 AM
Stephane Bouchard won five races on the Thursday card at Monticello Raceway, giving him a quick lift in defense of his 2006 Monticello driving crown. Last year Bouchard’s 410 driving victories topped all other reinsmen at Monticello Raceway and his purse earnings of $2,747,822 is an all-time record at the Catskill Mountains oval. And his 618 seasonal victories ranked him fifth in North America i...
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Big penalty in Ontario

on 01/26/2007 12:00 AM
The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has suspended horseman Pat Hudon for 10 years beginning Jan. 25 and also slapped him with a $100,000 fine for “acquisition, possession and use of drugs.” According to an ORC statement, an investigation revealed that Hudon has used the prohibited substance Aranesp, a blood-building drug, in race horses. Hudon, 35, had 1,493 lifetime wins as a driver for...
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HTA announces honors

on 01/26/2007 12:00 AM
Carol Cramer and Ray Brienza, two veteran contributors to harness racing, have been named the 2007 recipients of Harness Tracks of America’s Distinguished Service Award and Dan Patch Award, respectively. Cramer, editor of the U.S. Trotting Association’s annual Stakes Guide, one of the sport’s most valuable publications for horsemen, was co-founder of that guide in 1968 and has been its so...
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JK CU Later Rallies Again

on 01/26/2007 12:00 AM
For the second week in a row JK CU Later tracked down the favored Devilfish and captured the $85,000 Clyde Hirt Series final in 1:51 Friday night at the Meadowlands. Western Shore was third. Andy Miller sent Devilfish into the lead at the :27.4 opening quarter and took the field to the half in :55.3 and three quarters in 1:24. Meanwhile Ron Pierce and JK CU Later were in the same place at the h...
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Super Bowl to Euro Hanover

on 01/25/2007 12:00 AM
Euro Hanover opened up a big lead in the $70,000 Super Bowl final, but needed nearly all of it to capture the race Wednesday night at the Meadowlands in a lifetime best of 1:54.3. The time also set a stakes record, eclipsing Rumsfel\'s 1:56 mark, turned in back in 2005. Euro Hanover, sent off as the 9-5 favorite, had a seven-length lead at the top of the stretch and won by 1 1/4 lengths over An...
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You\'re Next wins 13th

on 01/25/2007 12:00 AM
You’re Next set a Pompano Park track record Wednesday night as he trotted to his 13th consecutive victory to remain undefeated in his career, despite racing over a sloppy, rain-soaked track. Starting from post four in the $4,700 third-race trot, You’re Next wasted little time finding his way to the front as driver Wally Hennessey moved aggressively on the first turn to wrestle the lead fro...
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Tetrick wins five in a row

on 01/25/2007 12:00 AM
The sport\'s leading driver in 2007, Tim Tetrick won seven races including five in a row, while Mighty Moses and Armbro Corbin both came from behind to win the $27,500 Open/Handicap and $23,000 Jr. Open trots on Wednesday at Dover Downs. Tetrick\'s seven winners are only topped by an eight-win night earlier in the meet. In a field reduced to five starters when Self Professed and Litigator were...
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Cohen donates breeding

on 01/25/2007 12:00 AM
Marsha Cohen, one of the owners of Trotting Triple Crown winner Glidemaster has donated a lifetime breeding to the Standardbred Retirement Foundation. “Racing Glidemaster was really like a dream come true for myself and my partners,” said Cohen. “Standardbreds have been a big part of my life for so long that I am thrilled to have something significant to give back.” Longtime supporter...
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HHYF to honor Wolf

on 01/25/2007 12:00 AM
Steve Wolf, senior director of racing operations at Pompano Park Harness Track, has been selected to receive the Harness Horse Youth Foundation’s (HHYF) Service To Youth Award for 2006. Wolf has made significant contributions to the HHYF over the last 22 years, serving as a trustee and holding the offices of president, vice president, secretary and treasurer of the organization. He also ser...
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More Ledford case news

on 01/25/2007 12:00 AM
The Thursday edition of the Newark Star-Ledger newspaper includes a report on the case of horsemen Eric and Seldon Ledford. To read the Star-Ledger story, click here.
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Gingras ready for finals

on 01/25/2007 12:00 AM
Driver Yannick Gingras has solid chances in all three series finals this weekend at the Meadowlands –the $85,000 Clyde Hirt Final on Friday night and the $116,600 Presidential Final and $85,000 Complex Final on Saturday night. “I chose Renoir in the Clyde Hirt Final even though I think Crawdad is a better horse,” Gingras explained. “I’ve driven Renoir for a long time for my friend [tr...
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