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Dave Palone injured

on 04/11/2007 2:00 AM
Top reinsman Dave Palone suffered multiple fractures of the upper right femur, more commonly known as the thighbone, when he was thrown from his sulky while driving in the last race at The Meadows Tuesday night. Palone, 45, was taken directly to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Palone\'s wife, Bethann, who spent the night with him at Allegheny General Hospital, said doctors will perfor...
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Ultimate Bet Pays Off

on 04/11/2007 2:00 AM
Ultimate Bet lived up to her name, wining the $27,500 Mares Open Handicap pace on Tuesday at Dover Downs, while Pacific Illusion took the secondary feature $24,000 Mares Jr. Open. Tim Tetrick drove five winners. In the feature, Ron Pierce drove Ultimate Bet for Three Point Acres of Broomall, Pa., to her third win of the year, holding off fast-finishing Hopefull N and Brandon Givens closing alon...
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Maywood GM leaving

on 04/11/2007 2:00 AM
Ken Kiehn, 35, has been named as vice president of sales, marketing and guest services at Arlington Park and thus is leaving his post as general manager at Maywood Park. Kiehn worked at Arlington prior to taking the Maywood position. According to an Arlington Park press release, at Maywood Kiehn supervised a multi-million dollar renovation of the track, restructured all of the track’s departm...
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Daughter born to Nisongers

on 04/11/2007 2:00 AM
Driver Jeff Nisonger, 26, became a father Tuesday afternoon when his wife, Stacey, gave birth to their daughter, who was named Alexa Nicole. Jeff, who plans to drive regularly at Hoosier Park this season, was at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton for the delivery.
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$1 million to PA stakes

on 04/11/2007 2:00 AM
Both the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes and the Pennsylvania Standardbred Breeders Development Fund each have received over $1 million this year in funding from the newly-introduced slot machine games in the state. The $1 million (actual count after Sunday: $1,000,115) was reached in each category despite the fact that only one track, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, was online the entire period; Pennsylvan...
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Mr Muscleman to qualify

on 04/11/2007 2:00 AM
Mr Muscleman, the richest Standardbred racehorse in training and the 2005 Trotter of the Year, is set to make his 2007 debut in Friday morning\'s qualifying races at the Meadowlands. The 7-year-old trotter, who has a career bankroll of $3.3 million, will race in the morning\'s ninth qualifier for trainer Noel Daley and owners Adam Victor Jr. and Sr. \"He seems real good right now,\" Daley said....
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Trotters star at Pompano

on 04/10/2007 2:00 AM
With one swift move at the start of Monday’s $10,000 Isle Mile I Trot at Pompano Park, Battleshoe Victor took command of the race and never looked back, scoring his fourth victory of the year while covering the mile in 1:55.4. Also on the night, Chucaro Ahijuna won his seasonal debut. As for Battleshoe Victor, he was quick off the gate to make the lead in the opening stages of the Monday feat...
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Kimelman finds the matzoh

on 04/10/2007 2:00 AM
In what turned out to be the best finish in the nine years of presenting a race for Jewish drivers, Mike Kimelman hustled Hill Billy Honey to a nose victory over Tamango Hall and driver Mark Liebowitz in Monticello Raceway’s annual “Race For The Matzohs” on Monday, the next-to-last day before the Passover deason ends. And third-place finisher, Lusty Bay, driven by Jack Rice, was just a head...
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VLTs at all Florida sites?

on 04/10/2007 2:00 AM
A Florida Senate committee on Monday approved a bill that will allow video lottery games to be installed at all existing pari-mutuel facilities. Voters in Broward County approved a constitutional amendment to allow slot machines at sites in that county, including Pompano Park which is in the final stages of preparation before opening its racino. Currently only Pompano, Mardi Gras Racetrack & Ga...
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Wdb final loaded with youth

on 04/10/2007 2:00 AM
Woodbine Racetrack will host its deepest stakes final of the young stakes season this Friday night as 10 talented 3-year-old colt pacers will line up for the $59,800(C) final of the Youthful Series. The event, which was open to non-winners of three races or $15,000 lifetime, showcased five divisions in the two preliminary rounds which produced five different winners. In Saturday\'s final, no le...
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Sulkies, harness taken

on 04/09/2007 2:00 AM
Six race sulkies, a jog cart, numerous sets of harness and other equipment were stolen from trainers based at the farm of Bob Rosenheim near Saratoga Springs, NY, early Monday morning, and horsemen should be aware of anyone trying to sell used equipment that could be the stolen goods. Trainer Paul Kelley, who is training 15 horses at Rosenheim’s farm, was among those who had equipment stolen....
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Lydia Brown dies

on 04/09/2007 2:00 AM
Lydia Brown, the wife of former Blue Chip Farms general manager and Living Hall of Fame member William S. Brown, died Saturday, April 7, in Kingston, N.Y. She was 78. Mrs. Brown\'s daughter, Grace \"Jean,\" is the senior vice president of operations for Blue Chip Farms in Wallkill, N.Y., and her son, Steve, is the stallion manager. Another son, Mark, manages Saddle Creek Farm in Virginia. Th...
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Dragon\'s Lair dies at 25

on 04/09/2007 2:00 AM
Dragon\'s Lair, whose upset victory over Nihilator in the initial year of the Breeders Crown in 1984 is still considered one of the most memorable Crown races in history, died Monday morning at Lindwood Farm in Greensburg, Pa., at the age of 25. \"He is going to be missed here at Linwood Farm, I\'ll tell you that,\" said Linwood Farm owner Logan Dickerson. Dragon\'s Lair won 30 of his 66 car...
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A battle for gold at Nfld

on 04/09/2007 2:00 AM
Trainer Joe Holloway has told Northfield Park\'s director of racing Gregg Keidel that the sport’s newest world champion, Gold Dust Beach, is being pointed toward the $125,000 Battle of Lake Erie at Northfield on Saturday, April 21. The son of Jenna’s Beach Boy-Good As Gold posted a 1:49 win at Dover Downs in Delaware last Monday, bettering Riyadh’s 10-year-old standard for veteran pacing ...
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Artistic Fella wins \'07 debut

on 04/09/2007 2:00 AM
The 2007 Classic Series got underway at Dover Downs Monday night and Artistic Fella got back on the winning track as well, coasting to a clear victory in 1:50.3 with Cat Manzi aboard. Other Classic division winners were JM Van Gogh (1:54.3) in the Classic Trot, who dominated after the scratch of Vivid Photo, and Marnie Hall (1:51.3) in the Mare Pace. Artistic Fella, who won 11 of 18 starts last...
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Stormaway shocks at WEG

on 04/07/2007 2:00 AM
Seemingly out of contention at the top of the stretch, Stormaway blazed a path down the lane late to pull a major shocker in the $88,000 Spring Pacing Championship Saturday night at Woodbine. The time of the mile was 1:52.2. Mark Megens drove the Northern Luck horse to the neck victory over Secrets Nephew. Tigerama was third, beaten a length. Escape The Wind, a career winner of $1.5 million, fi...
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Jenna\'s Choice upsets

on 04/07/2007 2:00 AM
Jenna\'s Choice pulled off an upset victory to win the $40,000 Open Pace at the Meadowlands Saturday night, using a :26.4 final quarter to seize a 1:50.3 victory. He paid $14.60 to win. It was the second score in nine starts this year for Jenna\'s Choice, a 5-year-old gelding by Jenna\'s Beach Boy. Driven by Daniel Dube, Jenna\'s Choice won by 1 3/4 lengths over Allstar Blue Jean. Jenna\'s ...
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Levy action at Yonkers

on 04/07/2007 2:00 AM
The George Morton Levy Series continued at Yonkers Raceway Saturday night with four $50,000 splits won by Tarver Hanover (1:54.1), Cheyenne Hollywood (1:56.1), Special Report (1:52.2) and Mister Big (1:53). Tarver Hanover, driven by Patrick Berry, edged Eyes On Kassa by a nose in the first split. The second division was marred by an accident involving Jilliby Spirit A and Black Cat Bone, by sti...
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Tight finish in Jersey Girls

on 04/06/2007 2:00 AM
Faith Leigh stuck her nose out the furthest at the finish line, earning her the victory over Riley Rose in the $67,000 Jersey Girls final Thursday night at the Meadowlands. Fionavar Hanover finished just a neck behind in third. The lone 3-year-old filly in the field, Faith Leigh picked up her first win of the season with the 1:53.3 score in the fifth race. George Brennan was in the sulky. ...
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Youthful continues at Wdb

on 04/06/2007 2:00 AM
The Youthful Pacing Series for 3-year-old pacing colts continues with two $20,000(C) divisions Friday evening at Woodbine. The dashes have been carded as races four (8:40 p.m.) and eight (10 p.m.) on the 11-race program. The $59,800(C) final is set for next Friday, April 12. The first division features a newcomer to the Youthful as Apaches Fame winner In The Irons (post position 3, driver Phil ...
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