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Veteran trotter returns

on 03/28/2007 2:00 AM
Three-time millionaire Mr. Muscleman returned to the races Wednesday morning, one of four winners harnessed by trainer Noel Daley and driven by Mike Vanderkemp in qualifiers at Spring Garden Ranch in Florida. Mr. Muscleman, making his first appearance since finishing third in the Classic Series final at Dover Downs Nov. 27, took the lead after the opening :31 quarter and trotted through fractio...
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Red Mile purse boost axed

on 03/28/2007 2:00 AM
Legislation that would have brought $500,000 to The Red Mile to use in its purse account died in the waning days of the Kentucky General Assembly. The bill would have also provided about $5 million a year to fund the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority, shifting a large portion of the state\'s pari-mutuel excise tax to the Authority. According to reports, the killing of the bill in the General Asse...
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Chester\'s stakes box full

on 03/28/2007 2:00 AM
Five hundred fifty-nine horses have been nominated to Harrah’s Chester Casino & Racetrack’s six early closing events, track officials announced today. Harrah’s Chester will kick off its 2007 on Monday, July 9, the first day of a 95-day meet that will continue through Thursday, Dec. 20. “It’s a very impressive grouping,” said Rick Kane, Harrah’s Chester’s racing secretary. “Th...
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Clinton Longshot repeats

on 03/27/2007 2:00 AM
Redford Hall won the $37,500 Preferred, Clinton Longshot, the $35,000 Delaware Special again, and Cheyenne Hollywood the $27,500 Open Handicap on a Monday Dover Downs card that featured a hot hand bay Brian Sears with seven wins. A recent acquisition by Lloyd Arnold of Dover, Del., Redford Hall enjoyed a perfect trip for Tony Morgan, and the Cambest gelding pulled out of third in the lane and h...
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Birminghim wins in return

on 03/27/2007 2:00 AM
The stakes winning 4-year-old mare Birminghim used a methodical first-over march on Monday to win her seasonal debut, prevailing in the $6,800 fifth-race trot at Pompano Park in 1:57.2. Driven from post three by Trevor Ritchie, Birminghim settled along the pylons in fifth place as Make It Hot (Tom Sells) showed the way through an opening quarter mile in :29. As the trotters moved by the grandst...
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Free admission at Dover

on 03/26/2007 2:00 AM
It was \"free admission \"at Dover Downs on Sunday as Free Admission, the Powerful Toy 3-year-old filly, along with Double Flip, won their Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) first leg preliminaries along with Mr. Aviator, Be Bad Bill and Skeleton Key, the colt division winners, in $20,000 paces. Steve Warrington took Free Admission into the early lead and set all the pace in a 1:56.1 vi...
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PPk Open ready for battle

on 03/26/2007 2:00 AM
Michael Polansky’s Battleshoe Victor, a 1 ¾-length winner two starts ago and the second-place finisher in this year’s $77,800 Mack Lobell Trotting Series final, headlines a field of nine that will assemble for Monday’s $10,000 Open Trot at Pompano Park. Trained by Tom Harmer, Battleshoe Victor crossed the wire second in his most recent appearance, and the Illinois-bred son of Valley Vict...
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Hall of Famer to qualify

on 03/26/2007 2:00 AM
Hall of Fame driver John Campbell said Monday morning that he plans on returning to the sulky Thursday morning in qualifiers at the Meadowlands after being out of action since last October after severely breaking a leg in an at-the-finish-line spill in a Breeders Crown elimination at Woodbine. “I was really happy the way it felt training the other day. I had no problem in the bike at all,” ...
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Indiana slots bill amended

on 03/26/2007 2:00 AM
Legislation calling for slot machines at Indiana tracks continues to take shape. House Bill 1835 received a second reading before the full Senate Monday, March 26, undergoing yet another set of amendments. HB 1835 could be voted on by the full Senate within the next several days. The Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee adopted HB 1835 Tuesday, March 20, with a 9-3 vote. At that time the bill...
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March 24 a lucky day

on 03/25/2007 2:00 AM
A victory in the $121,300 Four Leaf Clover made for a sweet birthday celebration for Crawdad and his co-owner Jennifer Black on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. The night also proved lucky for trainer Erv Miller as his other entrant, Western Shore, took home second-place money. In the night’s featured seventh race, Crawdad hustled past Western Shore to take the lead in a :55.4 half and fou...
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Moiseyev wins 9,000th

on 03/25/2007 2:00 AM
Jack Moiseyev, \"Jackie Mo\" to many harness racing fans, scored career driving win number 9,000 aboard Coast Highway in Saturday\'s 11th race at Woodbine. The milestone victory came in the evening\'s finale, a pacing event which carried a purse of $14,000(C). Brett Robinson trained the Western Hanover 5 year old to his ninth career win for Edwin Gold of Pennsylvania and Conrad Zurich of New Y...
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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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