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Hambo winner returns

on 04/02/2007 2:00 AM
Although trainer-driver and co-owner Roger Hammer stated last Friday he planned on scratching 2005 Hambletonian winner Vivid Photo out of his 2007 debut race at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Monday, he decided to start his star trotter and the result was a 1:55 win in the $20,000 Open. Hammer told harnessracing.com Monday afternoon shortly after the victory that after Vivid Photo won a pair of...
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Aminorex link found?

on 04/02/2007 2:00 AM
The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) on Monday issued a memorandum regarding the rash of aminorex positives in Ontario and that there could be a possible connection to the adminstration of the deworming medication levamisole. The following is the statement issued by the CPMA: Following an unprecedented number of positive test for aminorex, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) undertook s...
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Spin Rate Holds On

on 04/01/2007 2:00 AM
Spin Rate and driver Ron Pierce capitalized on scorching early fractions to win the $101,300 Matt\'s Scooter Final for 3-year-old colt pacers on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Spin Rate ($11.40, $4.20, $4.00) drafted behind Panedict Arnold, with George Brennan in the sulky, as he challenged Dragon Master and Dan Dube through blistering fractions of :26.3, :53.4 and 1:22.2. Pierce took Sp...
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Pocono Opens Season

on 04/01/2007 2:00 AM
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs opened its 2007 live harness racing season Saturday afternoon with some 2,000 fans on hand to see George Napolitano Jr.pick up where he left off last year, as he collected three wins on the 12-race card. Napolitano has been the leading driver and trainer at the Northeastern Pennsylvania for three consecutive years. Trainer-driver Eddie Sager got his season off to a r...
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Bronson Hall wins again

on 04/01/2007 2:00 AM
The month of March was a good one for Bronson Hall as the 7-year-old pacer extended his winning streak to four on Saturday, taking a $10,000 winners-over pace at Pompano Park in 1:53.4 to close out an unbeaten month of racing in South Florida. Driven from post six by his trainer Tom Harmer, Bronson Hall made the lead rather easily and took control of the race entering the first turn. The geldi...
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Levy Returns At Yonkers

on 04/01/2007 2:00 AM
The last night of March saw a first of sorts at Yonkers Raceway...the first renewal of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series in some 11 years. Once a stellar metropolitan area Free For All staple, the Levy returned with five, $50,000 opening-round divisions. Of the 55 nominees in this event named for the founder of Roosevelt Raceway, 36 came to play Saturday night and Mister Big came t...
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Tetrick wins 6 at Dover

on 04/01/2007 2:00 AM
Full Of Elegance, one of six winners driven by Tim Tetrick, won the $14,500 Male Pace at Dover Downs on Saturday. Tim Tetrick opened the program winning the first three races then got back in the winner\'s circle in the feature race behind Full Of Elegance, a 3-year-old Full Of Fun gelding owned by Joel and Dianne Halpern of Dover, Del. Tetrick pulled Full Of Elegance out of third in fron...
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John Dilinger Guns To Win

on 04/01/2007 2:00 AM
For the second week in a row the Spring Pacing Championship Series at Woodbine Racetrack was the scene of a double digit upset compliments of John Dilinger, who lit up the board at odds of 20-1. In rein to teamster Mario Baillargeon, the 4-year-old son of D M Dilinger – Jens Beach Toy survived a grueling first-over trip to nail week one winner Secrets Nephew (Lyle MacArthur) in the final stri...
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Susies Magic wins in 1:54.3

on 04/01/2007 2:00 AM
Susies Magic, who pulled off a stunning upset at Woodbine Racetrack last fall in the Breeders Crown for 3-year-old trotting fillies, return to the Mega City on Saturday evening and came away with a career-best clocking of 1:54.3. The four-year-old daughter of Dream Vacation – Kash Echo tucked into fourth at the quarter pole for driver Mario Baillargeon, who put the Tony O\'Sullivan-trainee in...
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Hall Of Famer Posts Win

on 04/01/2007 2:00 AM
Four months after breaking his leg in a racing accident, Hall of Famer John Campbell made a victorious return to the races capturing the eighth race, a $10,250 conditioned pace, on Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands. In his second of two drives on the card, Campbell guided Big Stack, who he co-owns with John Fielding, to victory by a neck in 1:54. He finished sixth with Hez Striking in the ...
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Beach Nut Brand Upsets

on 04/01/2007 2:00 AM
Beach Nut Brand [$74.20, $37.20, $14.20] took control of the lead in the stretch and trotted strong to the wire to upset the field and capture the $50,000 second round of the Su Mac Lad Series by three-quarters of a length in 1:54.1. CR Dream Catcher [$7.20, $5.20] finished second and it was two lengths back to Likeabatoutahell [$13.60] in third. Driven by Daniel Dube and trained by Mar...
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Street Dancer wins final

on 03/31/2007 10:30 AM
In a multi-horse charge to the wire, Street Dancer ($7.00, $4.00, $3.40) closed fastest of all to win the $106,700 Overbid Final for open pacing mares on Friday night at the Meadowlands. Street Dancer sat last on the rail as Miss Galvinator led the field through brisk early fractions of :26 and 54:2, then followed KG Delight as she maneuvered three-wide around the tiring first-over challenger...
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Flo Finds Another Win

on 03/31/2007 2:00 AM
Heavy rainfall and a sloppy racing surface were no obstacles for Flo Found George, who took the featured $10,000 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap Pace at Pompano Park Friday to win for the second time in her last three starts. Starting from post five in the Friday feature with Bruce Ranger at the lines, Flo Found George briefly dueled for the lead with All About Maggie (John Kakaley) before ...
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Ranger adds five more

on 03/31/2007 2:00 AM
Driver Bruce Ranger, who won five races at Pompano Park on Wednesday, matched that feat on Friday when visiting the winner’s circle five times on the 11-race program. Ranger closed out the Wednesday card with four straight victories and continued his streak in the Friday opener, guiding Anubis ($2.60) through the wire first to capture his fifth straight win at the Pompano Beach oval. Ran...
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Brunton Tilly handles Yonkers

on 03/31/2007 2:00 AM
Brunton Tilly, a younger half-brother to world champ Victory Tilly, made a successful debut at Yonkers Raceway Friday night, easily winning the $35,000 Open Handicap Trot. The 9-year-old Lindy\'s Crown gelding, driven by Jeff Gregory for Sweden\'s Stall Kompis and trainer Richard Norman, tried the four turns after a handy North American premiere a week ago at the Meadowlands. Away from p...
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Youthful Series Kicks Off

on 03/31/2007 2:00 AM
The Youthful Pacing Series, a sure sign that spring has arrived, kicked off at Woodbine Racetrack on Friday night with a total of 25 sophomores in town slugging it out in a trio of $20,000 divisions. Tell All turned in a maiden-breaking victory in the opening tilt for trainer Blair Burgess and driver Jody Jamieson, who were O\'Brien Award finalists in their respective categories in 2006. The...
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Vivid Photo No Go

on 03/31/2007 2:00 AM
Roger Hammer hoped to get a race under Vivid Photo’s belt before the start of the Classic Series at Dover Downs on April 9, but that will not be the case. Vivid Photo was scheduled to make his first start of the year on Monday at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, but will miss the race because of a sore foot, Hammer said Friday afternoon after the horse underwent testing at the University of Penns...
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He\'s init to win the Vance

on 03/30/2007 2:00 AM
Megan Wilson and Travis Betters’ Inittogether is the 8-5 morning line favorite in the $7,250 Dave Vance Memorial Trot Final at Buffalo Raceway on Friday night. The race is named after longtime Buffalo Raceway reinsman Dave Vance, who died on Jan. 1, 2002 from leukemia. Dave was especially keen with horses that favored the trotting gait. Inittogether with driver John Cummings Jr. in the sulky ...
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Distaffs in PPk spotlight

on 03/30/2007 2:00 AM
Female pacers take the spotlight at Pompano Park on Friday when a field of nine assembles for the $10,000 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap, headlined by six-time seasonal winner Hypnotize. In her most recent appearance, Hypnotize scored for the sixth time this season when pacing the mile in 1:53.4 to win by a head. Just three starts ago, on March 9, the 5-year-old daughter of Artiscape put forth...
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Two-heater nite for Maier

on 03/30/2007 2:00 AM
Driver Tim Maier put his name in the record books Thursday night at Cal Expo when he finished in a dead heat for win twice on the program, joining seven others who had previously done so. Maier\'s first tie for first came with Hope Tu Place in 2:00.3 in the 4th race, later followed by a dead-heat victory behind Michael\'s Western in 1:54.3 in the 10th race. Jean Paul Morel was the first driv...
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