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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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Eligibles for Prix d\'Amerique

on 01/17/2007 12:00 AM
With just a few days left, there are still 26 trotters on the eligible list for the Prix d\'Amerique, the French trotting classic which will be held Sunday, Jan. 28, in Paris. Among the eligibles for the maximum 20-horse field is Jag de Bellouet. In order of earnings, the eligibles are: Jag de Bellouet Jardy Kesaco Phedo Mara Bourbon Conny Nobell Kazire de Guez Malabar Circle Ås Lady d...
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Speed is king Monday at DD

on 01/16/2007 12:00 AM
Fake Denario N won the $32,500 pace, Clinton Longshot had just enough to take the $30,000 Delaware Special, while Sharky Osborne romped in the $24,000 Open Pace on a speed-filled Dr Martin Luther King card Monday at Dover Downs. Ron Pierce raced David Scharf\'s Fake Denario N from off the pace moving to the outside to follow Dream Rocket and Ross Wolfenden rounding the clubhouse turn. The Fake...
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Lights out in Williams Trot

on 01/16/2007 12:00 AM
The lights went out at Pompano after the sixth race, prompting the remainder of the card to be canceled, but the situation was after Battleshoe Victor led from start to finish to capture the sixth annual Lew Williams Memorial Trot by a half length over U Toe The Bike and Muscular in 1:56.3. The race was named after the sport\'s greatest African-American driver-trainer, Lew Williams, who was the...
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Spare Time wins Wdb final

on 01/16/2007 12:00 AM
She had displayed her dominance through the opening legs of the Lifetime Dream Trotting Series and Monday evening at Woodbine Spare Time Rozie continued her torrid trend by recording a 2 3/4-length victory in 1:57 in the $54,300(C) final. With her trainer, Rick Zeron, obligated to drive Gyration Hanover due to ownership, Spare Time Rozie ($2.70) picked up the services of catch-driver Jody Jamie...
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11 bring six-figure prices

on 01/16/2007 12:00 AM
The Tattersalls January Select Mixed Sale, held Monday, Jan. 15, in the race paddock at the Meadowlands, was buoyed by two conditions: the influx of purse money at tracks with expanded gaming and a catalog full of top racing and breeding prospects. As a result, the 302 horses that were sold brought an average price of $24,401, with 11 horses fetching prices of $100,000 or more and four of those...
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Daniel Maier charged

on 01/15/2007 12:00 AM
More than seven months after the original incident, a second driver has been arrested in connection with possible race fixing at Cal Expo. Daniel R. Maier, 22, was taken into custody Jan. 12 at New York\'s Monticello Raceway, said Maggy Krell, California deputy state attorney general. State authorities have requested his extradition. Maier faces three charges in Sacramento Superior Court: consp...
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Moh/Flmd qualifiers canceled

on 01/15/2007 12:00 AM
With a major snowstorm zeroing in on the province of Ontario, qualifiers at both Mohawk Racetrack and Flamboro Downs on Monday have been canceled. Mohawk\'s next qualifiers are scheduled for Friday while Flamboro will hold its next morning events on Thursday.
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Simmonds win MLK Pace

on 01/15/2007 12:00 AM
Monticello Raceway’s sixth annual Dr Martin Luther King Jr Pace last Friday was won by Donald Simmonds, who could have lamented \"if at first you don\'t suceed, try, try again,\" as he was finally able to find a spot in the sulky in race for African-American drivers. “For the past three years I have been trying to get into this race and had been told, \'You\'re second on the list or you’l...
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Dancer tribute earns award

on 01/15/2007 12:00 AM
A tribute to the late Hall of Famer Stanley Dancer, produced by the television department of the Meadowlands Racetrack, captured first prize in the 2006 John Hervey Awards for broadcast journalism. The U.S. Harness Writers Announced the winners of the Hervey Awards for broadcast journalism. The second-place selection was a piece on the trotter Passionate Glide that was a segment of Inside the H...
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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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