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Shattered Halo upsets

on 03/25/2007 2:00 AM
Shattered Halo, at odds of 8-1, returned from a one-month layoff on Saturday to win the featured $10,000 Open Handicap Pace at Pompano Park in 1:52, although it took tight three-horse photo to determine the outcome. Guided from post three by Steve Condren, Shattered Halo emerged from a three-horse skirmish with a one-length lead as the pacers moved through an opening quarter mile in :28. As th...
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Four star win for Berry

on 03/25/2007 2:00 AM
Friday night, Pat Berry guided Delightful Hope to a win in the $64,000 final of the Petticoat Pacing Series for 3- and 4-year-old fillies and mares, which was Yonkers Raceway\'s richest race of the season to date, until Saturday night, when Berry guided Four Star Tommy to a win in the $70,000 final of the Sagamore Hill Pacing Series for 3- and 4-year-old colts and geldings, the Raceway\'s richest...
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Lavec Dream surprises

on 03/25/2007 2:00 AM
In a photo finish, Lavec Dream ($41.80) nosed out Muscles Marinara for the win in the $50,000 opening round of the Su Mac Lad Series on Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands. CR Dream Catcher closed along the pylons to finish third. The only mare in the field, Lavec Dream made a three-wide move at the half and hustled home in :27.3 to win in 1:53.2. Driven by George Brennan, she recorded her firs...
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Dream dominates in Damsel

on 03/25/2007 2:00 AM
Fancy A Dream followed up a dominant win in round one of the Damsel Pacing Series with another authoritative victory in Sunday afternoon’s $70,500(C) final at Woodbine Racetrack. With Mario Baillargeon doing the driving, the 4-year-old daughter of Camluck-Fancy Table floated off the gate from post seven and landed sixth at the hotly contested opening quarter of :25.4. Baillargeon continued to...
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Irvine granted Ind. license

on 03/25/2007 2:00 AM
When Hoosier Park opens for live racing Friday, April 6 it will do so with the track’s top driver back in action. Don Irvine Jr., who hasn’t competed since late 2005, received a probationary license Friday, March 23, and will be back in the sulky in the near future. The 56-year-old reinsman has earned six driving titles at the Anderson track. “I’ll be at qualifiers Wednesday night. I wa...
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Delight again in Overbid

on 03/24/2007 2:00 AM
KG Delight rocketed off cover in the stretch and stormed home to a 1:51.3 score in the $50,000 second round of the Overbid Series on Friday night at the Meadowlands. Steered by David Miller, KG Delight notched her second straight win in the series with a half-length tally over Nannywithafanny. Street Dancer, the favorite, brushed to the top in a :55.2 half and appeared to be drawing away from...
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Trotter rallies for 1:53.3 win

on 03/24/2007 2:00 AM
Brunton Tilly, a half brother to world champion Victory Tilly, used a final quarter of :26.4 to rally from fifth at the three quarters to win a $31,000 conditioned trot at the Meadowlands Friday night in 1:53.3. It was the first North American start for the 9-year-old gelding who shipped overseas from Europe with more than $400,000 in career earnings. Ron Pierce was in the sulky as Brunton Till...
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Bells ring for Kakaley

on 03/24/2007 2:00 AM
Driver Matt Kakaley turned 19 on Monday, but on Friday Sylvia Burke, King of the World Stable and John Chiovetta and WW Haas\'s Nells Bells gave him a birthday present--his first local win at Northfield Park in 11 starts. Kakaley, driving for trainer Mickey Burke, put the 8-year-old Dragon Again mare in position by pulling first on the outside just past the half-mile marker. She wore down pace...
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Mare hypnotizes PPK field

on 03/24/2007 2:00 AM
Hypnotize had the lead when it mattered most, thrusting her nose in front in the final yards of Friday’s $10,000 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap Pace at Pompano Park to score her sixth victory of the season. Driven from post six by Joe Pavia Jr. Hypnotize dropped back to seventh place while Flo Found George (Andy Santeramo) battled for the lead with Golden Falcon N (Daryl Bier), clearing tha...
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Woodbine win in the irons

on 03/24/2007 2:00 AM
In the Irons got up in the absolute last jump to take a thrilling edition of the final in the Apaches Fame Pacing Series on Friday night at Woodbine. Phil Hudon piloted the bay son of Mach Three to the neck tally over Sky Tantrum in 1:53.2. Cam Cool, the 4-5 public choice, was third, beaten three-quarters of a length. It was the New York-bred\'s first win of the season and third of his career f...
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Berry has hope at Yonkers

on 03/24/2007 2:00 AM
If everyone from Illinois has as much success in New York as Pat Berry and Tony Morgan did Friday night at Yonkers Raceway, then Barack Obama should be one happy camper as the two, who made names for themselves in the Land of Lincoln, visited the Land of Loot on this night. Berry grabbed the night\'s biggest prize, guiding Delightful Hope to victory in the $64,000 final of the Petticoat Pacing Ser...
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Imagianthit kashes at BR

on 03/24/2007 2:00 AM
In the featured $9,000 Open Trot Friday at Buffalo Raceway, reinsman Keith Kash Jr. made it to the winner’s circle for the fourth time among his five wins steering Imagianthit to his third win in a row in a season’s best time of 1:59, which is the fastest trotting mile of the year at the track. Owned by The Inquisitive Stable Llc. of Macedonia, Ohio, the 9-year-old Giant Hit gelding came fr...
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HoP hosts 18 qualifiers

on 03/24/2007 2:00 AM
Although opening night is still two weeks away, Hoosier Park’s paddock was bustling Saturday morning, March 24. The Anderson oval offered the first qualifying races of the season, attracting 140 horses over 18 races. Heavy rains over the last several days resulted in judges giving a two-second allowance, and 117 horses successfully qualified. The first four races of the morning saw 28 trotter...
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Driver hits milestone

on 03/23/2007 2:00 AM
Jeff Gregory drove in one race at Freehold Raceway on Thursday afternoon (March 22) and he made the most of it, capturing his 5,000th career win with Classic Flyer N. The 40-year-old Gregory, who began his driving career in 1983, enjoyed career bests in 2004 in wins (581) and money won ($4,546,739) and posted a .324 UDR, but sat out part of 2005 after suffering injuries in a racing accident.
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Jersey Girls final up next

on 03/23/2007 2:00 AM
Gro stamped herself as the “one to beat” in next week’s $67,000 Jersey Girls final as she notched her second win in the series on Thursday night at the Meadowlands. Driven by Andy Miller and trained by his wife, Julie, Gro wired the field in 1:50.4 in the second race, the first of two $20,000 Jersey Girls divisions on the card. Betsy Hall was 2 1/2 lengths behind in second, while Riley ...
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Strong field in PPK Open

on 03/23/2007 2:00 AM
Flo Found George, Golden Falcon N and Hypnotize, all separated by a neck in their last encounter, return for the Friday feature at Pompano Park, a $10,000 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap Pace. Owned by the Booff Stable and Steve Goldberg of Glen Ridge, N.J., Flo Found George won for the first time this year when taking the Mares Open Handicap on March 16 in a tight win photo, prevailing by a he...
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Vernon given deadline

on 03/23/2007 2:00 AM
The New York State Racing and Wagering Board reportedly ruled Thursday Vernon Downs officials must pay off more than $6 million in loans by April 2 or the track will not be able to continue racing, with owner Jeff Gural adding that unless the legislature makes a change and allows the track to keep a higher portion of the revenue he would probably close the site anyway. \"If the law isn\'t chang...
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Instant racing in Ohio?

on 03/23/2007 2:00 AM
A bill that would allow an unspecified amount of Instant Racing Machines—video games which use previously-run races and are considered pari-mutuel—has been introduced in the Ohio House of Representative and Senate. The machines were first introduced at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas and met with great success. The bill provides for the Ohio State Racing Commission having the ability to allow a ra...
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More flexibility in Florida?

on 03/23/2007 2:00 AM
A Florida legislative bill calls for Broward County slot machine facilities to be open longer and to have ATM machines on their premises. The bill also calls for more machines at the tracks. On Thursday the Florida House Committee on Business Regulation easily approved a bill, sponsored by Rep. Jack Seiler, to increase from 1,500 to 2,000 the number of machines allowed in each of the county\'s ...
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Big qualifiers at Pompano

on 03/23/2007 2:00 AM
South Florida is a spring training headquarters for many horsemen and Pompano Park had a few exhibitions in qualifying races Friday morning. Big efforts were turned in by the 6-year-old pacing mare Glowing Report (a 16 ¼-length score in 1:54.2), the 4-year-old pacing mare All Night Long (13 ½-length winner in 1:54.4), and the 3-year-old trotting colt Budget Gap (2:00.3). Other notables who co...
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