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Hambo champ wins qualifier

on 03/20/2007 2:00 AM
Vivid Photo is back on track and preparing to compete in the Classic Series. He won a qualifier at The Meadows Tuesday morning in 1:59.1, with a :28.1 third quarter and a :30.3 final panel. “That’s where we wanted to be,” said trainer-driver Roger Hammer of Vivid Photo’s time. “We didn’t get to train him last week because of the weather. We’ll probably go in another qualifier or t...
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Ind. slots bill moves forward

on 03/20/2007 2:00 AM
A bill that will allow slot machines at Indiana racetracks passed a state Senate committee Tuesday with a few changes, including reducing the number of machines at each track and substantially increasing the initial fees for each slots franchise. HB 1835 passed the Indiana Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Committe by a vote of 9-3 but with a few changes including the following: --Reducing the nu...
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Longshots prevail at Dover

on 03/19/2007 2:00 AM
A pair of longshots, 40-1 Yogi Bare and 23-1 Diamond Revenge, lit up the tote board in the $20,000 twin-feature races at Dover Downs on Sunday, while Tony Morgan drove four winners and Tim Tetrick had a triple. Tim Curtin drove Jeff Bartels\' Yogi Bare from last to first in the stretch to win a $20,000 Delaware winners-over pace in 1:53.1. It was the second win in a row and third in his last fo...
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Trotters ready for battle

on 03/19/2007 2:00 AM
Michael Polansky’s Battleshoe Victor, a 1 3/4-length winner in his last start, and Albert Lispi’s Sand Prince, who has prevailed in three straight outings, headline a field of eight that will assemble for the $10,000 Open Handicap Trot at Pompano Park Monday. With a career bankroll over $126,000, Battleshoe Victor has visited the winner’s circle twice at Pompano this year, adding an Open ...
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Plainridge opens Monday

on 03/19/2007 2:00 AM
Plainridge Racecourse ushers in the New England harness racing season on Monday, March 19, with a 13-race program. The call to post is 4 p.m. and features a $7,000 purse for pacers in the 10th race who are non-winners of $600 per start in 2006-07. Jason Bartlett, last year\'s driving champion, returns to defend his title and Winston Drew Campbell will also be a contender for top driving honors ...
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Spill kills horse at Lebanon

on 03/19/2007 2:00 AM
A race accident at Lebanon Raceway Friday night resulted in drivers Roy Wilson and Jeremy Smith being taken to the hospital and the death of the 6-year-old pacing mare Iza Can Can. Smith had gotten away third with Iza Can Can when she fell, resulting in a chain-reaction accident with the trailing three horses. With only two horses finishing, the stewards declared the race “no contest.” Smi...
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1,000 wins for Josh Kash

on 03/19/2007 2:00 AM
On Jan. 14, 2006, Keith Kash Jr. received the Peter Haughton Memorial Award for the top up-and-coming driver in Ohio. On Saturday, March 17, 2007, he drove his 1,000th winner behind Shining Art for owner David Slyman of Richfield, Ohio, at Buffalo Raceway. Nicknamed “Josh”, this 27–year-old Ohioan was especially pleased that family members were here to witness the special occasion. “...
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License snafu grounds Jet

on 03/19/2007 2:00 AM
Trainer Tom Harmer and Pompano Park director of operations Steve Wolf confirmed Monday morning that a licensing snafu forced the scratch of Jereme’s Jet out of the $10,000 Open Pace Saturday night by the Pompano stewards. Harmer told harnessracing.com that Jereme’s Jet’s Illinois-based owner, Jolene Leahy, had expected to receive a temporary Florida license to race Saturday, but because a...
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117 eligible to Jugette

on 03/19/2007 2:00 AM
The $332,000 (est.) Jugette has attracted 117 three-year-old filly pacers including the six richest juveniles of 2006 in Isabella Blue Chip, Luck Of Michelle, Appleoosa Hanover, Michelle’s Power, Little Miss Dragon and Calgary Hanover. They headline the large group of fillies eligible to the Sept. 19 classic at the Delaware, Ohio County Fair. Isabella Blue Chip was the richest 2 year old of ...
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Miller takes 4 Leaf Clover

on 03/18/2007 2:00 AM
Trainer Ervin Miller picked up victories in both of the $25,000 divisions in the second round of the Four Leaf Clover series on Saturday night (March 17) at the Meadowlands, winning with Western Shore (1:50.2) and Crawdad (1:51). In the second race, first division, Western Shore ($7.60, $3.40, $3.20) brushed to the lead around the backside and held off Ewie Duncan N ($3.00, $2.40) at the wire t...
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Jereme\'s Jet scratches

on 03/18/2007 2:00 AM
The scratch of Jereme’s Jet from Saturday’s $10,000 Open Handicap Pace at Pompano Park opened the door for Eleven AM to grab his third win from four starts this year, as the son of Falcon Seelster took the feature in 1:53.3. Driven from post four by Bruce Ranger, Eleven AM was quick off the gate, establishing his position on the front-end through an opening quarter mile in :28.2. After a le...
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Kindly Poet writes win

on 03/18/2007 2:00 AM
He may have missed the winner\'s circle in the opening legs, but Kindly Poet ($9.00, $5.60, $3.60) was game Saturday night at Woodbine in the $67,000 final of the Cam Fella Pacing Series for 3 and 4 year olds. After receiving a second-over trip from pilot Randy Waples, the Murray Brethour-trained son of Western Ideal fired from cover off the final turn, repelled a spirited bid from Jeremy Shar...
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Tetrick wins another 7

on 03/18/2007 2:00 AM
For the second straight program, Tim Tetrick, the sport\'s leading driver in 2007, drove seven winners at Dover Downs on Saturday, March. 17. Jennatron, a 42-1 shot, upset Be Bad Bill in the $14,300 St. Patrick\'s Day feature while Wishwell Sugarbaby won the top trot. Cory Callahan steered Jennatron, a 4-year-old Jenna\'s Beach Boy gelding to a 42-1 upset 1:54.2 victory in the $14,300 Delawa...
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Special Report lowers mark

on 03/18/2007 2:00 AM
Special Report, who set a track record for older geldings of 1:51.3 last week, lowered his mark a tick Saturday night in the $35,000 Open Handicap Pace at Yonkers Raceway. With regular driver Larry Stalbaum at the the controls, the 5-year-old Keystone Raider gelding was caught four-wide leaving, getting early company in the form of Hop Sing (Eric Abbatiello), John Adams (Eric Goodell) and Rair...
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Reason for positives?

on 03/18/2007 2:00 AM
Freedom Health LLC., the company associated with the SUCCEED conditioning system, recently issued the following release that, in its opinion, sheds light on the recent rash of Aminorex positives. Below is the release: Over the past 2 + years, racehorses (principally Standardbreds) have tested positive for the amphetamine, Aminorex. This drug is a Class 1 substance, where positives result i...
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Flo Found George scores

on 03/17/2007 2:00 AM
The multiple-stakes winning mare Flo Found George scored her first victory of the season on Friday when taking the $10,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace from Pompano Park, although it took a tight three-horse win photo to determine the winner. Driven from post two by Bruce Ranger, Flo Found George rocketed off the gate to take the lead entering the first turn, as five-time Mares Open Pace winner Hy...
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Look To Book Again

on 03/17/2007 2:00 AM
Gerald Goldberg\'s Look To Book, who posted her first win of the season Friday, March 9, in the $8,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace, made it two in a row last night at Northfield Park. Look to Book, with Todd Jones driving, sat behind M D Jewel after a take-retake at the :28.1 quarter and then waited until the the top of the stretch to go by in the passing lane to post a 1:56.3 win. Nells Bells, d...
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Tracks respond to OHHA

on 03/17/2007 2:00 AM
In a press release issued by the Ontario Harness Horse Association (OHHA) on March 13, statements below were attributed to Jim Whelan, President of OHHA, which we believe demonstrate both a lack of understanding of our position, and a lack of knowledge with respect to both regulatory and private property law in Ontario. 1. \"Every trainer who has received a positive test for Aminorex o...
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Trainers face retention

on 03/17/2007 2:00 AM
An executive from Woodbine Entertainment Group confirmed with Trot Insider Friday afternoon that any new trainers who receive a positive test for Aminorex would have to race out of retention. It is believed there has been another positive test for Aminorex, however, Trot Insider has not been able to receive confirmation from the Ontario Racing Commission. \"If that\'s correct, then we will...
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Cam Cool set to sweep

on 03/17/2007 2:00 AM
Cam Cool is on course to sweep this year\'s Apaches Fame Pacing Series thanks to a pair of impressive victories in the preliminary legs of the event. The 3-year-old son of Camluck – Lartesienne sped to a career-best clocking of 1:53.4 last week, and he followed up with a 1:56.1 triumph in Friday night\'s $17,000 division for trainer Bob McIntosh and driver Randy Waples. Waples quarter-pole...
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