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A winning role of the dice

on 02/18/2007 12:00 AM
After a tough defeat last week in the opening round of the $250,000 Isle of Capri Pacing Series, Load The Dice got his revenge on rival He Wants It All when taking the $50,000 second leg at Pompano Park on Saturday, covering the mile in 1:50.4 to set up a third confrontation in the $150,000 added final on Feb. 24. Driven from post five by Pompano Park’s leading driver Bruce Ranger, Load The D...
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Graves skates to PPK win

on 02/18/2007 12:00 AM
Hilliard Graves, who enjoyed an 11-year career as a right wing in the NHL and AHL, drove his first winner of the 2007 season at Pompano Park on Saturday when guiding Yankee Leader to victory in the evening’s ninth event in 1:55.2. Graves also owns the 9-year-old son of Artsplace. Graves began his hockey career in 1970 with the Providence Reds of the American Hockey League, and had stints wit...
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A heater in Yonkers cold

on 02/18/2007 12:00 AM
Monday may be Presidentss Day, but for the second consecutive Saturday, it was Presidents\' Night at Yonkers Raceway--only this time, he was there to share as John Adams dead heated for the win in the $35,000 Open Handicap Pace. John Adams, who went the distance in last week\'s $35,000 Open, was on the engine again in this week\'s luck-of-the-draw 35-large Open Pace. With Eric Goodell doing the...
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Tetrick has 33-winner week

on 02/18/2007 12:00 AM
bTim Tetrick closed out a week of racing in which he made 33 trips to the winner\'s circle, with a four-win night on Saturday at Dover Downs. The 14-year-old trotter OK Fella N won in 1:56.2. Steve Warrington drove the gelding, that he trains, to his third win in six starts this season with two seconds for Bill\'s Racing Inc. of Townsend, Del. In 2006, OK Fella N won six of 30 starts with seven...
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Beback\'s big bombs at Buff

on 02/18/2007 12:00 AM
Veteran reinsman Ron Beback Jr. had the night of his life at Buffalo Raceway Saturday, bringing home four winners, three of them real longshots. Beback won the featured $9,000 Open Pace with Walkinshaw, who paid a handsome $42.20 to win; three races later, he scored with Fleeing The Scene, who paid $29 in the co-featured $7,200 eleventh race; and his other two winners were Blue Tees, $49.20 in the...
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Favorites take 3 splits

on 02/18/2007 12:00 AM
Favorites reigned in the $12,500 second leg of the Senior Trendsetter Series on Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands with Crawdad, Natural Talent and Hard To Beat winning their respective divisions. Crawdad ($2.60) kicked off fourth-over cover at the top of the stretch and flew home to win the first Senior Trendsetter division in 1:53.3. Driven by Andy Miller, Crawdad flashed a final panel of...
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JK CU Later wins seventh

on 02/17/2007 12:00 AM
In an impressive front-end performance on a frigid Friday night, Street Dancer wired the field in the $35,000 second leg of the Cape & Cutter Series at the Meadowlands. Driven by Ron Pierce, Street Dancer held off the late charge of Nanny Withafanny to win by a half-length in 1:52.4. Riley Rose was third. Trained by Nelson Willis, Street Dancer posted her first win in three starts this season ...
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Dum smart in PPK win

on 02/17/2007 12:00 AM
A cool and breezy evening by South Florida standards couldn’t prevent Tweedle Dum from putting forth another sizzling performance at Pompano Park on Friday, as the gelding took the $25,000 second leg of the Mack Lobell Trotting Series in 1:54. Driven from the rail by his regular pilot Walter Ross Jr., Tweedle Dum briefly battled for the lead with Dink Adoo (Wally Hennessey) before assuming h...
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Plenty of kisses at Yonkers

on 02/17/2007 12:00 AM
One lady grinded her business and one lady minded her business, but Stonebridge Kisses and KD Girl both ended up in the same place after Friday night\'s $35,000 co-features at Yonkers Raceway. Stonebridge Kisses, back in Westchester for the first time in a month, did it the hard way in the Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. With Stephane Bouchard (four winners on the 11-race card) drivin...
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A game victory at Buffalo

on 02/17/2007 12:00 AM
Gamesmanship, an 8-year-old Yankee Glide gelding, went wire to wire in 2:01.4 to win the $10,000 Featured Trot for owners Marc Vogel and R. Scott Wagner on Friday night at Buffalo Raceway. Capably driven by reinsman Ken Holliday, Gamesmanship made every pole a winning one beating six rivals for his second win of the 2007 season over a track rated \"good.\" Setting fractions of :30.1, 1:00.3 and...
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See you in winner\'s circle

on 02/17/2007 12:00 AM
I\'ll Be Seeing You closed from out of the clouds to earn bragging rights and the lion’s share of the $45,600(C) purse in Friday\'s final of The Count B Pacing Series at Woodbine Racetrack. The Blair Burgess pupil, who went into the final with his maiden label intact, overcame a tough post and a ton of traffic to notch the 1:57.2 victory. Let go at odds of 11-1, the 3-year-old son of Real Des...
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A colt for Numeric Hanover

on 02/17/2007 12:00 AM
The 2003 Jugett and Nadia Lobell winner Numeric Hanover reportedly delivered her first foal early Friday morning at Hanover Shoe Farms. Numeric Hanover\'s foal--a Western Hanover colt--was foaled at 12:05 a.m. A 7-year-old mare by Real Artist out of the Albatross mare Nappie Hanover, Numeric Hanover will be bred back to Western Hanover in 2007. Owned by Harold Shelton Jr. and John Deters\' ...
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Artist\'s Review redeems

on 02/16/2007 12:00 AM
After a miscue cost him the victory last week, Artist’s View redeemed himself with a 1:52.4 mile in the first race, one of three $12,500 divisions of the Junior Trendsetter Series, on Thursday night at the Meadowlands. Trained by Buzzy Sholty and driven by George Brennan, Artist’s View held off the late charge of Be Bad Bill for a 2 3/4-length win in the second leg of the series. Spin Rat...
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Another 7 for Tetrick

on 02/16/2007 12:00 AM
Pure Class and Tycoon Bill A won the feature races on a claiming-filled Thursday card at Dover Downs, while Tim Tetrick continued his multiple-win days driving seven winners to increase his total to 26 this week. He won five on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, four on Wednesday and seven on the Thursday card. Previously this meet, Tetrick has had days of eight and seven winners. Roger Plante drove M...
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Bouncing bars at Woodbine

on 02/16/2007 12:00 AM
The quarter-pole move had been her forte through the preliminary legs of the Miss Vera Bars Pacing Series, so Mark MacDonald didn\'t fiddle with Bouncing Hanover\'s success in the $47,200(C) final Thursday evening at Woodbine. Riding a four-race win streak, the Cam\'s Card Shark bay came first-up after the opening call, made the lead before the half and went on to notch her fifth straight score...
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Isle of Capri, round two

on 02/16/2007 12:00 AM
He Wants It All and Load The Dice, separated by a just a head in their last encounter, will meet again at Pompano Park on Saturday when the two pacers headline a field of nine that has been assembled for the $50,000 second leg of the Isle of Capri Pacing Series, which goes as the fourth race on a 12-race program. Michael Polansky’s He Wants It All, the two-time defending Isle of Capri Final w...
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WEG orders 4 to detention

on 02/16/2007 12:00 AM
Trainers Todd Clements, Sandra Houghton, David Menary and Wayne Preszcator have been reportedly ordered by Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) to race out of the detention barn, effective immediately. The decision was based on WEG\'s policy regarding trainers who have positive tests, although the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has yet to announce any positives for the four above-named trainers. ...
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Crouch a kettleone winner

on 02/16/2007 12:00 AM
Tom Crouch, whose claim to fame in the Standardbred sport came via Kentuckiana Farms, is now hoping to make his mark with Thoroughbreds as well, starting his highly-regarded 4-year-old filly Kettleoneup in the $50,000 Pippin at Oaklawn Park Saturday afternoon. Bred and owned by Crouch, of Lexington, Ky., Kettleoneup has won three of her last four starts by a combined 31 ½ lengths, with her onl...
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Lady Godiva to ride again

on 02/16/2007 12:00 AM
Monticello Raceway originally scheduled its fifth annual Lady Godiva Pace for Valentine\'s Day but a massive winter snowstorm forced the cancellation of that race card. Though the race card was scuttled the track noted that the Lady Godiva Pace would be rescheduled for the following Wednesday. “Now, after today’s (post position) draw, we are set once again to go with the Lady Godiva (Pace)...
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Ont. positives investigated

on 02/16/2007 12:00 AM
The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has launched a detailed investigation into 20 positive tests at five Ontario racetracks in late January and early February. The post-race tests were conducted under the auspices of the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency\'s (CPMA) Drug Control Program. The number of positives suggest some individuals continue to doubt the ORC\'s commitment to medication control. The ...
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