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Eileen returns as PPk fave

on 04/06/2007 2:00 AM
Female pacers take center stage at Pompano Park Friday evening as the spotlight event at the South Florida oval is the $10,000 Fillies and Mares Isle Mile I Pace, which has attracted a field six and will go as the first race on the program. Drawing the outside post for Friday’s Isle Mile I is Hypnotize, owned by Louis Diffenback, William Mack Jr., Lisa Diffenback and trainer Jim Mattison. In ...
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A Ms., a mist & a miss

on 04/06/2007 2:00 AM
As expected, Ms. Virginia, Twilight Mist and Devilish Miss scored impressive victories in the three $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 3-year-old filly trot preliminaries, on cold and windy Thursday at at Dover Downs. Ms. Virginia raced the entire mile on the outside and still pulled away for a decisive 2:01.1 triumph in her $20,000 prelim. Tony Morgan drove the daughter of CR ...
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Let the Billings begin

on 04/06/2007 2:00 AM
Twenty-six years ago a group of men with vision convened at the Standarbred Horse Sales at Harrisburg and emerged with an idea to resurrect amateur racing which, during harness racings’ infancy, was a viable part of the sport. Led by Hall of Fame horseman Delvin Miller and Phil Pines, who at that time was the curator of the Harness Racing Hall of Fame, along with racing secretary Jerry Monahan, ...
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Dick Williams II obituary

on 04/06/2007 2:00 AM
Popular horseman Dick Williams II died at his home in Richmond, Ind., on Thursday, April 5, after a long battle with cancer. He was 66. Mr. Williams was best known for developing and racing Charlie Ten Hitch, winner of the 1990 Peter Haughton Memorial. He also raced such outstanding performers as Towner’s Big Guy, Raintree’s Hope, Thorpe Marge, and the noted Ohio stars Quickster, Coalmoor, ...
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5,000 wins for Brennan

on 04/06/2007 2:00 AM
Although he had nine chances on the card, George Brennan wasted no time in locking up his 5,000th career win on Friday night at the Meadowlands. Brennan steered Carolina Raider to a 1:55.4 score in the first race, reaching the 5,000-win plateau just two weeks shy of his 40th birthday. Brennan now approaches his April 20 birthday with $70 million in career earnings. He currently ranks fourth in...
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Hoosier Park opens meet

on 04/06/2007 2:00 AM
Calyvona Bluegrass fought off extreme cold weather in the stretch drive to take the 2007 season opener on Friday at Hoosier Park. Piloted to victory by driver Ricky Macomber Jr., the 3-year-old won her sophomore debut in 1:59.4, scoring by 6 1/2 lengths. Calyvona Bluegrass returned $7.20, $3.40, and $3.80 for the victory. The daughter of Pilgrims Punch now has more than $13,900 in career earni...
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4 wins for Chrebet\'s

on 04/06/2007 2:00 AM
Valley Sport gave owner Wayne Chrebet\'s Double Down Stable a fourth victory in just six starts when he scored in a lifetime best of 1:53.4 Friday night at the Meadowlands. Chrebet bought Valley Sport, a 4-year-old gelding by Valley Victor, on Feb. 14 and watched the horse win three straight races before having to settle for a fourth-place finish on March 23 and a second-place effort on March 30. ...
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Robert Fahy dies

on 04/05/2007 2:00 AM
Robert Fahy, a veteran horseman and the father of trainer-driver Billy Fahy, died Wednesday at a care facility in McMurray, Pa., not far from The Meadows racetrack, where he had raced horses over the years. Fahy, who was 75, had been battling cancer. A native of western New York, Fahy also raced at Buffalo and Batavia raceways for many years. A memorial service for Fahy will be held at the c...
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Ledfords receive probation

on 04/05/2007 2:00 AM
Driver Eric Ledford has been sentenced to one-year probation and $15,000 fine by a New Jersey county judge after pleading guilty to one count of possession of a controlled substance. Ledford, his father, Seldon, and three others were arrested March 31, 2006, after a raid on their stable at Showplace Farm resulted in the discovery of illegal substances, including Aranesp. According to a press re...
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Net pool pricing at Vernon

on 04/05/2007 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs, announced today that it will accept wagers from Canada through Net Pool Pricing beginning with the opening of the meet on Saturday, April 7. In a letter dated Monday, April 2nd the New York State Racing and Wagering Board gives Vernon Downs permission to export its signal for the purpose of common pool wagering utilizing the “net pool pricing calculation method.” \"This mar...
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Dick Williams II dies

on 04/05/2007 2:00 AM
Dick Williams II, who trained such notables as the $677,398 earning trotter Charlie Ten Hitch, died today at his home in Indiana after a battle with cancer. He was 66. A complete obituary will appear as soon as it is available.
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A true blue victory

on 04/05/2007 2:00 AM
The Hambletonian-eligible trotter True Blue Lindy recovered from an early break to score his third consecutive victory of the season when defeating a field of older rivals in the ninth race at Pompano Park on Wednesday in 2:00.3. Driven from post two by Bruce Ranger, True Blue Lindy went offstride as the gate swung open and dropped back to seventh place before recovering his gait, leaving Alber...
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Pompano changes conditions

on 04/05/2007 2:00 AM
After meetings and discussions with horsemen and the Florida Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association (FSBOA), Pompano Park is altering the conditions of its races, effective Friday, April 6. \"Our race secretary, Greg DeFrank, and his assistant, Anthony Clark, have done a great job in redesigning our race conditions here at Pompano Park,\" said Steven Wolf, senior director of racing operat...
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Timothy pays dividends

on 04/05/2007 2:00 AM
Armbro Timothy won the week\'s top trot, the $27,500 Open Handicap on Wednesday at Dover Downs while Tony Morgan drove four winners. Swissonian and Outreatgeous won $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) soph trot prelims. After being idle from mid May until early this year, Armbro Timothy, owned and trainer by Bobby Glassmeyer of Bridgeville, Del., is paying immediate dividends....
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NJ impact study presented

on 04/05/2007 2:00 AM
A new study released by the Rutgers University Equine Science Center says the New Jersey equine industry is valued at more than $3.5 billion and generates $1.1 billion annually in positive impact on the New Jersey economy, with $502 million of that amount coming from the racetracks alone. the data was presented at a press conference held on Wednesday. According to the study, of the total impact...
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TCS openers set for Dover

on 04/05/2007 2:00 AM
The first of three preliminary legs of The Classic Series (TCS) will be raced at Dover Downs on Monday, with all four 2006 TCS final winners will compete on the card. The first of two Classic Oaks divisions kicks off the action in race two, led by last year’s TCS final and Breeders Crown winner Mystical Sunshine. The career winner of nearly $1.5 million for Alvin Jacobson and Sidney Korn leav...
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ORC on Waxman case

on 04/05/2007 2:00 AM
The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has confirmed that owner Daniel Waxman, who has raced such prominent horses as the pacing mare Loyal Opposition, could be facing a five-year suspension, $100,000 fine, and disqualification of horses that raced under his ownership. A spokesperson for the ORC has told harnessracing.com, “The activities of Daniel Waxman and Vandalay Racing were investigated, a...
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Scioto loses $4.4 mil in \'06

on 04/05/2007 2:00 AM
The Columbus Dispatch is reporting Scioto Downs filed documents that reported it spent $3.1 million last year in its unsuccessful quest to pass a referendum that would have allowed slot machines at the track, resulting in total losses of $4.4 million in 2006. The documents were filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The losses were triple to 2005’s deficit. Revenue for Scioto Down...
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Glass Pack qualifies

on 04/05/2007 2:00 AM
Glass Pack, the 3-year-old Cole Muffler gelding purchased by R. Peter Heffering and Jerry Silva in January, qualified at the Meadowlands Thursday morning, finishing second for David Miller by 2 1/2 lengths to Pop Z Pop--a 3-year-old Riverboat King colt--and Andy Miller in a 1:55.1 mile.
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