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New stakes for NY breds

on 01/09/2007 12:00 AM
The New York Sire Stakes has announced the creation of the Empire Breeders Classic, a new stakes opportunity for New York-bred horses. The event will be for 3-year-old trotters and pacers, with separate divisions for colts and fillies featuring $150,000 estimated finals for each. It will be raced for the first time this summer as an early-closing event scheduled for Memorial Day weekend at Tioga D...
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Machine guns down field

on 01/09/2007 12:00 AM
Pines Machine Gun upset the field at odds of 33-1 in the fifth-race trot at Pompano Park Monday, beating race favorite Erikas Message and ending his three-race winning streak. Driven by Kevin Wallis, Pines Machine Gun won by three-quarters of a length in his first start this year for owner-trainer Clay Faurot of Wixom, Mich. Me llamo Jose was third. The race started off with Bring It Strong (J...
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A lifetime dream to sweep?

on 01/09/2007 12:00 AM
The Lifetime Dream Trotting Series continued at Woodbine on Monday night with a pair of $20,000(C) divisions on tap for the 16 trotting mares that made their way to the Mega City oval. That number will be whittled down to 10 when next week’s final rolls around, and many people think the final could be a two-horse race between possible series sweepers Midnight Mona and Spare Time Rozie. Midnig...
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Clark sweeps DD features

on 01/09/2007 12:00 AM
Lather Machine stepped up to the $32,500 Preferred ranks for a 1:50.4 victory, while Art Director scored an 8-1 win in the $31,000 Delaware Special on a big Monday card at Dover Downs. Both feature race winners are conditioned by Bobby Clark. Tim Tetrick collected four winning drives. In consecutive starts, Lather Machine won the Battling Brad final at Chester Downs, an $18,000 winners over and...
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Group wants NY casino shut

on 01/09/2007 12:00 AM
Published reports state members of Upstate Citizens for Equality, which won a lawsuit that led to the subsequent ruling by the Supreme Court last month that Turning Stone casino is operating illegally, will head to court again to ask a judge to shut down the casino until a new agreement between the state and the Oneida Indian Nation is reached. Upstate Citizens for Equality president Scott Pete...
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Pick 6 back at Big M

on 01/09/2007 12:00 AM
The Pick 6 returns to the wagering lineup at the Meadowlands on Friday night with a lower takeout and a guaranteed pool, with the bet covering races four through nine each night and requiring a $1 minimum bet. For 2007, the Pick 6 will have a 20-percent takeout and a guaranteed $10,000 gross pool for winning six-of-six tickets. \"We wanted to take another shot with the Pick 6 and do it right--b...
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Top broodmares named

on 01/09/2007 12:00 AM
The broodmares Babe Ruthless and Cressida Hanover, buoyed by offspring that were the leading moneywinners on the pacing and trotting gait respectively in North America, have been named 2006 Broodmares of the Year in voting by the U.S. Harness Writers Association. Babe Ruthless is a 16-year-old mare by Walton Hanover-Mommy Dear who was bred by Coventry Farm and DI Farms of New Jersey and is curr...
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Roosevelt\'s Kay Cisco dies

on 01/09/2007 12:00 AM
Kathryn T. (Kay) Cisco, a stalwart in the publicity office at Roosevelt Raceway from its early days until the day it closed, died Sunday at the age of 89. Cisco began working in the Roosevelt publicity office in the 1940s and was still there when the track closed in 1987. The legendary publicist Joe Goldstein, a member of the Communicators Corner in the Hall of Fame, remembers \"coming to work...
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Michigan rivalry in NY

on 01/09/2007 12:00 AM
It wasn’t too long ago that Eric Goodell and Larry Stalbaum would go head to head for driving championships at various racetracks in Michigan and now that rivalry seems to be on its way to renewal at Monticello Raceway. Nearly two years ago Stalbaum moved his stable to the Mighty M and though he was originally met with a cold shoulder by the locals his talent did the speaking for him and he i...
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Award nominations open

on 01/09/2007 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Retirement Foundation is now accepting nominations for the SRF Burke Humanity Award, honoring the memory of Mr. James E. Burke. This award, administered by the Foundation, is presented to an individual or group who has demonstrated exceptional care and compassion for a Standardbred horse or horses or has facilitated substantial positive change for the welfare of Standardbred horse...
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Roberts hired at Thistledown

on 01/09/2007 12:00 AM
The Cleveland Plain-Dealer’s loss has now become Thistledown’s gain as longtime racing writer Bob Roberts, who recently accepted a buyout from the newspaper, has been hired to work in the Thoroughbred racetrack’s publicity department. “Railbird” Roberts, whose last day handicapping both harness and Thoroughbred races for the Plain-Dealer was in late November, began his new duties at This...
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Idea for NJ purchases

on 01/08/2007 12:00 AM
A letter published on pressofAtlanticCity.com Sunday had an interesting proposal in that it called for the Atlantic City casinos to purchase the New Jersey racetracks in an effort to block them from adding slot machines. The writer pointed out that the casinos have already subsidized the Meadowlands and Monmouth Park with $86 million over the past four years. “The lesser of two evils would be...
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Georgian still shuttered

on 01/08/2007 12:00 AM
The ongoing contract dispute between Georgian Downs and the Ontario Harness Horse Association still continues to force the Ontario racetrack to be closed, with the site announcing it has canceled its Jan. 9 and Jan. 13 racing programs. Federal regulations require that an agreement must be in place before any live racing or simulcasting can take place. That means all simulcast wagering at Georgi...
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Comeback for Injured driver

on 01/08/2007 12:00 AM
Randy Waples told harnessracing.com Monday afternoon that he expects to be back driving by the end of the month, returning to the sulky for the first time since being severely injured in a race accident at Mohawk last July, on the day before his 41st birthday. The incident occurred July 30 when Waples was catapulted to the track after the horse he was driving was unable to avoid a horse falling...
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HOY dead heat at Nfld

on 01/08/2007 12:00 AM
A dead heat has occured at Northfield Park and it wasn\'t on the racetrack as the track\'s Wall of Fame trustees voting for 2006 Horse of the Year honors resulted in a tie between Equalize and Key Western. It is the second time the trustees deadlocked in voting for Northfield\'s Horse of the Year.a Mike Foote\'s Equalize won 14 times over the \"flying turns\" at Northfield in 2006, while Daryl ...
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All over winner\'s circle

on 01/07/2007 12:00 AM
All Over The Place sprinted to the lead on the turn for home and scored a half-length victory in the $35,000 winners-over pace, the featured race on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Roddy\'s Bags Again made a strong bid but could only muster a second, and it was a length and a half back to Art Maker in third. The time of the mile was 1:50.3. Ron Pierce guided All Over The Place for trainer Ma...
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New faces win at Yonkers

on 01/07/2007 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway\'s 10-race soiree Saturday featured its customary trio of $21,000 Open Handicaps, and since two of last week\'s winners (Miss Galvinator A and Lhasa Muscles) successfully strutted their stuff last night across the river and the other (Western Prince) took the night off, some news faces were going to be ready for their close-ups. The weekly distaff derby saw Missthrill (Mack B...
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A Pompano big shot

on 01/07/2007 12:00 AM
JK Big Shot rolled to a two length, 1:52.3 mark Saturday at Pompano Park in capturing the $10,000 Open Handicap Pace for driver Brett Miller. The featured race started off with Bronson Hall and driver Stephan Lareau powering the lead with Doctor Viagra (Kevin Wallis) getting the pocket trip to the opening quarter mile in :27.2. Wallis then pulled the pocket at the half-mile mark in :56.4 and bl...
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Simulcast rights disputed

on 01/06/2007 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ) has started legal action in the United States District Court in Trenton to protect the rights of the state’s horsepeople it represents to approve the interstate simulcast of the Meadowlands harness racing signal. Defendants in the lawsuit are the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA), which operates the Mead...
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