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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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2nd positive for Wallace

on 03/13/2007 2:00 AM
Trainer Ben Wallace has reportedly received a second positive for the class 1 drug aminorex, this time coming on his horse Zooka, who won the $45,000(C) Open Pace at Woodbine March 3. The 5-year-old Zooka, with career earnings of more than $626,000, won that race in 1:52.2, edging runner-up Escape The Wind by a head. Wallace shares ownership of the son of Astreos with James Millier. His firs...
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W-to-w wins in Silver Reign

on 03/13/2007 2:00 AM
Both Simply Mavelous and Tara Artiste flashed speed and went wire-to-wire in taking divisions in the opening leg of the Silver Reign Pacing Series Monday at Woodbine. Mark MacDonald guided Simply Mavelous to a head-bob win over Twin B Diva in the $17,000(C) first division of the series for 3-year-old fillies. Aunt Din was third, beaten 1 ¼ lengths. Simply Mavelous, a brown Western Maverick ...
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Tracks reverse ban decision

on 03/13/2007 2:00 AM
The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has released a joint statement indicating that while investigations will continue, Ontario racetracks have reversed their decision to ban entries from those trainers named in a recent rash of Aminorex positives. The Woodbine Entertainment Group, however, will require those trainers with aminorex positives to race their horses out of the detention/retention barn...
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Georgian cancels Tuesday

on 03/13/2007 2:00 AM
Georgian Downs has canceled its 10-race program Tuesday night due to poor track conditions caused by rising temperatures. The decision was made following a meeting of racetrack officials and horsemen. Live racing resumes Saturday night at Georgian Downs.
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New Ont. positives emerge

on 03/13/2007 2:00 AM
Four trainers have been given fines and suspendioins by the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) for positive tests for the class 3 drug torsemide, a diuretic which has not yet been approved for use in Canada or the United States. The ORC recently announced it was in the process of investigating 20 positive tests for torsemide. Joe Pereira was given the harshest penalty of a one-year suspension and ...
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Cal case set for June

on 03/13/2007 2:00 AM
Ten months after the incident, on Monday, March 12, Cal Expo driver Jason Maier was cleared of all charges involving an alleged bad race at the Sacramento harness track. But Jason\'s younger brother Daniel and fellow driver Todd Ratchford will face trial, scheduled to start June 12 in Sacramento Superior Court. Ratchford, perennially among Cal Expo\'s leading drivers, and Daniel Maier pleaded ...
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NJ rules on Ledfords

on 03/13/2007 2:00 AM
The New Jersey Racing Commission today approved a settlement of an appeal by trainer Seldon Ledford, his son Eric Ledford and stable employees Ardena and Ryan Dailey, along with veterinarian Dr. John Witmer. Ledford and others were arrested by the New Jersey State Police for possession of Aranesp and other substances at Showplace Farm in New Jersey on March 31, 2006. The initial penalties, levi...
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Record in Horse & Groom

on 03/12/2007 2:00 AM
Two Weeks Notice set a new stakes record of 1:54 in capturing the featured $80,000 Horse & Groom final Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands. The previous stakes record of 1:54.1 was set by Mohammed Mali in 2005. With driver Ron Pierces at the lines, Two Weeks Notice battled first up around the backside and took off in the stretch to win by 5 1/2 lengths over CR Dream Catcher who edged out Big B...
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Rallies take Dover features

on 03/12/2007 2:00 AM
Wrangler Sam and NF Signature used similar come-from-behind tactics to win the two $20,000 feature paces Sunday at Dover Downs, while Tim Tetrick continued his multiple-win performances in driving four winners. Tetrick moved Virginia Louthan\'s Wrangler Sam three wide heading into the final turn and had just enough to hold off fast-finishing Stock Market Wiz (Eddie Davis) at the wire in 1:52.3...
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Brennan, Sears win splits

on 03/11/2007 1:00 AM
Western Shore and Florida Boy each captured their respective $25,000 division of the opening leg of the Four Leaf Clover Series on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. In the first division, Western Shore rallied late in the stretch and nipped Real Mean Art at the wire to win by a neck in a personal best of 1:50. 2 3/4 lengths back to Thisbigdogwilfight in third. Driven by George Brennan and...
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EST win for Eleven AM

on 03/11/2007 1:00 AM
Eleven AM took the lead entering the first turn of Friday night\'s feature at Pompano Park and never looked back, winning the Open Handicap Pace in 1:52.2 to score his second victory in three starts this year. Driven by the track’s leading pilot Bruce Ranger, Eleven AM outfought the New Zealand import Lislight N (David Ingraham) for the early lead, taking the field through an opening quarter...
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Inca takes Yonkers\' Open

on 03/11/2007 1:00 AM
A lot of things worked in Allamerican Inca’s favor in Saturday night\'s $35,000 Open Handicap Pace at Yonkers Raceway and, in honor of daylight savings time, he sprung ahead at just the right time. Leaving from post three after an inside judges\' scratch (George At Bigs), Inca and driver Jim Pantaleano watched early as Santastics Pan (Greg Grismore), last week\'s winner Shadows Best Buddy (L...
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GE lights Dover win photo

on 03/11/2007 1:00 AM
GE’s Gilmour set a new lifetime record in one of the $13,800 features while Boo Bugg won another on the Saturday card at Dover Downs. Tim Tetrick drove Bernard and Gary Ewing’s GE’s Gilmour to a new lifetime mark of 1:54.3 in the $13,800 Delaware 3-4-&-5-year-old pace. The Badlands Hanover gelding shook off a challenge from Fox Valley Slam It (Brandon Givens) on the backstretch and then h...
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No fib, McGee wins at Wdb

on 03/11/2007 1:00 AM
Sea Dragon kicked off the second leg of the Cam Fella Series with an upset score in the first $35,000 division of the stakes event for 3- and 4-year-old pacers Saturday night at Woodbine, while Matty McGee cruised in the second split. Phil Hudon guided Sea Dragon, a 4-year-old son of Dragon Again, to the head score over El Toro Grande and Luc Ouellette in 1:53.1 after the cat-and-mouse mile (:2...
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Racing convention underway

on 03/11/2007 1:00 AM
The first joint session of the annual Harness Tracks of America (HTA) and Thoroughbred Racing Associations of America (TRA) took place on Sunday morning in Hollywood, Fla., and three topics were addressed: slots, lobbying legislators, and integrity. The meeting held at the Westin Diplomat, just around the corner from Gulfstream Park, attracted a large gathering despite the early 8 a.m. post tim...
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Spin Rate fastest in Scooter

on 03/10/2007 12:00 AM
KG Delight rocketed off the live cover of Street Dancer in the stretch and exploded home to capture the $50,000 opening leg of the Overbid, for free-for-all pacing mares, in 1:51.4 on Friday night at the Meadowlands. Street Dancer finished second after a tough first-over trip and it was a length and a quarter back to the pocketsitter Miss Galvinator A in third. The 2006 Older Pacing Mare of t...
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