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$200,000 for Glass Pack

on 01/15/2007 12:00 AM
With nearly a half-million dollars in earnings, the 5-year-old trotting mare Ticket To Glide sold for $220,000 Monday afternoon at the Tattersalls January Select Mixed Sale. Other top prices included $200,000 bids for Glass Pack, Cactus Creek and Givemebackmybullets. A daughter of Yankee Glide, Ticket To Glide 3, 1:55.3 ($498,063) was purchased by Joyceann McClelland of Zanesville, Ohio. McClel...
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Eight in a row a Breeze

on 01/13/2007 12:00 AM
Nuclear Breeze cruised to his eighth straight victory and won the opening leg of the Presidential Series Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Nuclear Breeze, the 1-5 betting favorite, hit the wire in 1:49.3, with Load The Dice second and Hop Sing third. The 9-horse race got underway with GEorge Brennan firing Hop Sing away from the gate and taking the early lead. After the first quarter was pased...
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Predator in Willowdale

on 01/13/2007 12:00 AM
The first leg of the Willowdale Pacing Series for 4 year olds got underway at Woodbine Saturday night and Predator DVM showed he\'s much more than a New York Sire Stakes champion. The son of Bettor\'s Delight won the Willowdale opener with a handy 2 1/2-length score in 1:51.3. Mark Ford trains Predator DVM for Dean Davis and Jim Snyder, who bought the horse for $125,000 at Harrisburg last fall....
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Judge says group stays

on 01/12/2007 12:00 AM
According to reports, on Wednesday a judge rejected a legal challenge to the certification of the Harness Horse Association of Central New York by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board. Last year the board certified the Harness Horse Association of Central New York as the representative horsemen\'s organization at Vernon Downs. Another group, led by Standardbred owner Ken Jacobs, had attemp...
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Mares contest White Ruffles

on 01/12/2007 12:00 AM
Up Front Jan-E-Lu extended her winning streak to nine in the second of four $12,500 divisions of the opening round of the White Ruffles Series on Thursday night at the Meadowlands, with the other splits going to Perfect Sign, Ima Sporty Lady and Incredible Kitty. Although pressed a bit early on the first turn by Western Miracle, Up Front Jan-E-Lu had the lead by the quarter pole and drew off t...
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Slots bills filed in Indiana

on 01/12/2007 12:00 AM
It appears Indiana legislators will soon be considering another bill to put slot machines at the state’s racetracks, and some observers in the state think the conditions for a favorable vote are the best in years. Two bills have already been filed in the House. The proposals will be debated in the House Public Policy Committee, but hearing dates have not yet been scheduled. House Bill 1402 ca...
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Donerail brother wins at DD

on 01/12/2007 12:00 AM
Impeccably-bred My Huckleberry, a half-brother to trotting standouts Donerail and Gramola, romped to a four-length win in 1:58 in an $8,000 conditioned event at Dover Downs Thursday night. Owned by the Crystal Ball Stable, it was the first win of the year for the 4-year-old son of Angus Hall. Tim Tetrick was in the sulky as My Huckleberry easily defeated runner-up Laser Lavec (Dylan Davis) in t...
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Promysquous winner at Wdb

on 01/12/2007 12:00 AM
Promysquous Lady and Dee Dee Blue remained perfect in this year\'s Blizzard Pacing Series with solid victories in Thursday night\'s second leg at Woodbine Racetrack. In the opening $16,000(C) division, Carmen Hie eased Dee Dee Blue off the wings early and waited for things to settle before moving to the front just before the opening half of :56.1. The pair took the field past three-quarters in ...
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Drink up at Pompano til 4?

on 01/12/2007 12:00 AM
Pompano Park officials are reportedly going to ask the city of Pompano Beach to create an exemption that will allow it to serve alcohol at its 1,500-slot machine facility when it opens in March until 4 a.m. Current regulations prohibit business in the city to serve alcohol between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. daily, except for Sunday when the deadline is extended until noon. \"I think everyone knows when ...
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Pa. Board needs money

on 01/12/2007 12:00 AM
Claiming it is running out of money, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reportedly plans to ask for extra funding from the state\'s new gambling operations, although an initial proposal of a five-percent assessment on top of the 54-percent tax companies now pay to the state led to a backlash. Pennsylvania regulations allow the board to use slots revenue to finance its efforts. Negotiations b...
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Casimir Camotion on shelf

on 01/12/2007 12:00 AM
Casimir Camotion, third in last year’s Presidential final, is absent from the free-for-all series this year at the Meadowlands while he is recovering from a broken bone. \"He had a slab fracture of his right knee,” reported trainer Bruce Saunders. “He was operated on Thanksgiving. He has six weeks stall rest and was hand walked for 10 days. He\'ll go to the farm for two to three months fo...
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Erv Miller positive at Chst

on 01/12/2007 12:00 AM
Trainer Erv Miller, the sport’s money-leading conditioner in 2006, has received a $500 fine as a result of a positive test for Benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine, on his horse Enhance The Night at Harrah’s Chester last November. Enhance The Night, a 3-year-old filly at the time, was a six-time winner in 20 starts last year, wrapping up her season with a three-week sweep of the Snow An...
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Muscleman gearing up in Fla.

on 01/12/2007 12:00 AM
Mr. Muscleman made what could be termed a “brief” appearance in 2006, making just seven starts, and co-owner Adam Victor Jr. said Friday afternoon that he expects big things from the two-time Dan Patch Award winner. “The year went exactly as we wanted it to: seven races, we didn’t test the horse at all…and he still was no worse than third,” Victor told harnessracing.com Friday after...
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Devilfish wins in 1:48.3

on 01/12/2007 12:00 AM
A 45-degree night set the stage for a speed parade at the Meadowlands Friday evening with the 4-year-old pacer Devilfish capping off the program with a 1:48.3, open-lengths victory in a division of the Clyde Hirt Series. Most of the divisions of the Clyde Hirt and the Complex all were clocked in 1:50 and change. Devilfish was fired to the front by driver Andy Miller and had control of the race ...
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Mare\'s streak continues

on 01/12/2007 12:00 AM
Miss Galvinator A’s streak seemed in jeopardy but she got up in the final stride to post her 11th straight victory in a $35,000 winners-over pace for fillies and mares Friday night at the Meadowlands. She hit the wire in a lifetime best 1:50.3. Miss Galvinator won by one-half length over Dreams Are Great. Driven by Yannick Gingras and trained by Ettore Annunziata, the 8 -year-old daughter of ...
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Judge hears lawsuit

on 01/11/2007 12:00 AM
On Wednesday in New Jersey, a United States District Court judge granted a show cause order returnable March 2 on a lawsuit by the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey against the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority (NJSEA) for issuing an exclusive contract to Television Games Network (TVG) to broadcast and accept interstate wagers on Meadowlands harness races. The St...
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Super Bowl Series underway

on 01/11/2007 12:00 AM
Caviar On The Menu tipped out three wide on the turn for home and took the lead with an eighth of a mile to go to capture the first of five $12,500 divisions of the opening round of the Super Bowl Series on Wednesday night at the Meadowlands, with speed honors going to upstart Anotherbogey B. Caviar On The Menu, driven by George Brennan and trained by Thomas O. Lail, trotted the mile in a lifet...
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THERE THEY ARE! at Nfld

on 01/11/2007 12:00 AM
It may have been a simple \"And there they are\" from Northfield Park announcer Greg Young as the winner crossed the wire in the 13th race at that track Wednesday night, but it should have been \"AND THERE THEY ARE!\" as 132-1 Starlite Player shocked the field after going a huge mile. Winning just his 25th career race as a driver, 29-year-old Mike High overcame a parked-out-the-entire-mile jour...
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A self professed win at DD

on 01/11/2007 12:00 AM
Martin Scharf\'s Self Professed, after two seconds and three thirds in his last five starts, got to the winner\'s circle in the $24,000 Open Trot Wednesday at Dover Downs, while Saint Johns Boy closed well to win the $20,000 Jr. Open Trot. The 2006 dash champion Tony Morgan drove five winners, while meet leader Tim Tetrick, Ross Wolfenden, Brad Hanners and Tim Curtin each had driving doubles. ...
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Georgian dark through 20th

on 01/11/2007 12:00 AM
Georgian Downs has announced it has canceled its two programs next week through the 20th as negotiations continue to settle a contract dispute with the Ontario Harness Horse Association (OHHA). Georgian Downs announced both the Tuesday, Jan. 16, and Saturday, Jan. 20, programs have been canceled, bringing the number of dates lost this year due to the impasse to six. Members of the OHHA have bee...
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