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3 more torsemide positives

on 03/16/2007 2:00 AM
Trainers David Menary, Mary Paulic and Randy Zhok are the latest to receive a fine and suspension from the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) for a positive test for the class 3 drug torsemide on one of their horses. That brings the number of trainers the ORC has announced as having a positive test to 11. Menary received a $1,500 fine and suspension from March 17 through June 14 for a positive on ...
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Tracks cancel, TVG shifts

on 03/16/2007 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands, Yonkers, Freehold and Saratoga Raceway have canceled their live racing programs for Friday because of the winter storm in the Northeast. Television Games Network (TVG) hosts Gary Seibel and Dave Weaver will now have to handicap the races from Maywood Park as TVG will replace the Meadowlands\' races which were the centerpiece of its \"Drive Time\" show from 8-10 p.m. with races 1-5...
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Big names qualify at PPK

on 03/16/2007 2:00 AM
Several well-known horses won qualifiers at Pompano Park Friday morning, including the $868,875-winning He Wants It All, the first appearance for the 7-year-old son of The Big Dog since finishing fourth in the Isle Of Capri final Feb. 24 in Florida. Trainer Tom Harmer was in the bike behind He Wants It All as he led wire to wire to score by four lengths in 1:58. Harmer also sat behind I Can On...
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New rules in Indiana

on 03/16/2007 2:00 AM
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission has promulgated a new regulation that prohibits the transfer of a suspended trainer’s horses to his or her spouse, member of the immediate family, assistant, employee or household member. It is believed that Indiana is the first state to impose such restrictions on the transfer of a suspended trainer’s horses. The decision to adopt the regulation was m...
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Viva Las Dover for Elvis!

on 03/15/2007 2:00 AM
Elvis Cole romped to his fourth win in his last five starts winning the $27,500 Open Trot at Dover Downs on Wednesday, while the $17,500 winners-over trot went to RC Destiny, his second straight win. Tim Tetrick and Ross Wolfenden each had a three-win night. Four horses left the starting gate in the Open with Elvis Cole tucking in third briefly. Approaching the first quarter Corey Callahan pul...
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Jersey Girls Series begins

on 03/15/2007 2:00 AM
After tangling with the open mares in the Cape & Cutter Series last month, Riley Rose picked up an easy win in the $20,000 opening round of the Jersey Girls Series on Wednesday night at the Meadowlands. Riley Rose put away first-over challenger Faith Leigh halfway down the stretch and held off a late, rail-rocketing bid by Binions to win the evening’s second race by a neck. Despite the duel,...
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Grismore wins five more

on 03/15/2007 2:00 AM
Greg Grismore, quickly making a name for himself since relocating from Ohio, relocated to the winner\'s circle five times during Wednesday night\'s 13-race program at Yonkers Raceway. Grismore, who had just seven drives, began the proceedings with Petey\'s Tweety ($24.60) in the $8,000 pacing opener. He then won the $8,000 seventh-race trot with the aptly-named Seven Habits ($6.20), the $6,500...
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Filly takes a Buff holliday

on 03/15/2007 2:00 AM
Filly’s Victory and driver Ken Holliday went wire to wire in the featured $8,500 Fillies and Mares Open Pace at Buffalo Raceway Wednesday night in 1:59.3 over a very sloppy track for owner Betty Tauber of East Brunswick, N.J. The 5-year-old daughter of Jenna’s Beach Boy posted a season’s best time, earning her fourth win of the year. Leaving from post position five in the field of six, Fi...
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Hypnotize headlines at PPK

on 03/15/2007 2:00 AM
A field of seven will assemble for Friday’s $10,000 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap Pace at Pompano Park, which will go as the first race on the program and is headlined by Hypnotize, who is seeking her sixth victory of the year. Owned by Louis Diffenback, Lisa Diffenback, William Mack Jr. and trainer Jim Mattison, Hypnotize was strong in her last start when winning the Mares Open Handicap by...
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Gate, draw changes at Big M

on 03/15/2007 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands’ new stable gate entrance is located on Stadium Road, within the racetrack grounds. The previous location on Paterson Plank Road is now closed. Guests and horsemen are reminded that the speed limit on Stadium Road is 25 miles per hour, which will be strictly enforced by New Jersey State Police. Beginning Thursday, March 15, the draw for the Meadowlands’ Sunday card will be...
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TCS format discussed

on 03/15/2007 2:00 AM
On Sunday, March 11, a meeting of The Classic Series (TCS) Board of Directors was held at the Westin Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood, Fla., called by TCS president Dr. Glen Brown to present a forum for open discussion of the Series. Joining TCS directors at the meeting were several industry leaders including Frank Antonacci, Joe Costa, Jeff Gural, Ken Jackson, Jim Simpson and Bruce Murray. The dis...
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Jereme\'s Jet returns Sat.

on 03/15/2007 2:00 AM
Jereme\'s Jet, the 2005 Two-Year-Old Colt Pacer of the Year, will make his 4-year-old debut in the $10,000 Open Handicap Pace at Pompano Park, the first appearance for the son of Western Hanover since winning the Windy City Pace at Maywood Park last November, an effort that has since resulted in a positive test for the class 3 drug pyrilamine. Trainer Tom Harmer has appealed the positive. Harme...
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Changes for Big M racing

on 03/15/2007 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ) has announced that it has negotiated additional racing opportunities at the Meadowlands, a purse increase, and a 20 percent bonus to all New Jersey-sired horses. “We believe these additional racing opportunities will help the Meadowlands attract additional horses and get full fields,” said SBOANJ president Tom Luchento....
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Morgan wins four at Dover

on 03/14/2007 2:00 AM
A two-week respite certainly paid off for Yada Yada Yada A in a 1:51.3 victory in the $27,500 Mares Open Pace at Dover Downs on Tuesday, while the $23,000 Mares Jr. Open went to Camturo. Tony Morgan had a driving quadruple. Ross Wolfenden pulled Yada Yada Yada A three wide at the top of the land and the Armbro Operative mare flew past the leaders to score a lifetime-equaling 1:51.3 winning mile...
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Del. official Bob Clark dies

on 03/14/2007 2:00 AM
Veteran horseman and racing official Charles “Bob” Clark Jr. of Delaware, died Monday at the age of 70. Mr. Clark served as director of physical education for the YMCA in West Chester, Pa., later as a foreman at General Motors and when time permitted, he spent time breaking and training young horses for well-known horseman Abe Stoltzfus. As a youth, he spent many of his formative years ...
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ORC suspends 4 more

on 03/14/2007 2:00 AM
The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has announced the fines and suspensions for four more trainers—Alfred Carroll, Richard Carroll, Todd Clements and Dan McFadden—for the class 3 drug Torsemide, a diuretic that has not yet been approved for use in Canada or the United States. Alfred Carroll was fined $1,500 and suspended March 16 through June 13 for a positive on his horse Chase Your Dreams...
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A special win with lustre

on 03/13/2007 2:00 AM
Sharky Osborne won the $37,500 Preferred/Handicap, Poppy Lustre N, the Delaware Special, and Ross The Boss N the $28,500 Open Pace on one of the fastest cards ever at Dover Downs on Monday. Brian Sears left quickly with Gary Minner and Pete Richardson\'s Sharky Osborne to take the lead and maintain the front the rest of the way in a 1:50.2 victory in the $37,500 feature. Gold Dust Beach, handle...
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Bud light, pays big

on 03/13/2007 2:00 AM
For the second time in four weeks, Budlightning opened the Monday program at Pompano Park with a strong charge to the winner’s circle, taking the $8,500 feature trot in 1:57.3 at odds of 27-1. Guided from post six by Stephen Lareau, Budlightning settled along the pylons in fifth place as race favorite Team Lavec took the field through an opening quarter mile in :28.3, before reaching the hal...
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Michigan names best of \'06

on 03/13/2007 2:00 AM
Action Figure and Benns Cowboy have been named Michigan\'s 2006 Pacer of the Year and Trotter of the Year, respectively. Michigan Racing Commissioner Christine C. White made the announcement during the Michigan Horse Council\'s International Stallion Expo at the Michigan State University Agriculture Pavilion in East Lansing over the past weekend. As a 3-year old colt, Action Figure recorded 10 ...
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