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ORC suspends 7 horses

on 02/28/2007 12:00 AM
The Toronto Sun on Wednesday published the names of seven horses which recently tested positive for the Class 1 drug aminorex and have been suspended by the Ontario Racing Commission until they test clean. The horses, including the date of the test, the result of the race that night, and the trainers are: Feb. 8 - Nates Got A Grin - Anthony Montini - Woodbine - 1st Entered Feb. 17, scratched ...
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Roddy bags another

on 02/27/2007 12:00 AM
Roddy\'s Bags Again had just enough to hold off a determined bid from Armbro Baylor in the $37,500 Preferred Handicap while Poppy Lustre N stepped up to best the all-male Delaware Special as Tim Tetrick drove both winners at Dover Downs on Monday. The 15-race card is the fastest card ever over a five-eighths mile track with the slowest time 1:53.2. Brian Sears had a banner day with five wins, ...
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Yonkers stays with six

on 02/27/2007 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway shall continue a six-program-per-week live harness schedule through March, it was announced Monday by general manager Bob Galterio. Live racing is offered Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with first post at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday matinees (1 p.m.) remain in effect through March 13. Beginning March 20, Tuesdays revert to a night entity, joining the remainder of the r...
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Series finals at Yonkers

on 02/27/2007 12:00 AM
The beginning of Yonkers Raceway\'s work week was highlighted by three divisional finals of the Empire City Non-Claiming Series. The $32,900 finale of Event 3 offered these $7,500 claimers a chance to race for more than four times their declared worth. T Rex and driver Catello Manzi rolled from second-over to win rather comfortably. The pair, leaving from post position five, defeated Last Reso...
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Mario and John in Ont. Boys

on 02/27/2007 12:00 AM
Driver Mario Baillargeon and John Dilinger overcame post 11 to capture Monday\'s $18,000 second leg of the Ontario Boys Pacing Series at Woodbine Racetrack. Baillargeon and the 4-year-old son of DM Dilinger got away sixth and stayed there through an opening quarter in :26.3. From there they moved to the outside and sat fifth behind Kg Wrangler in the second quarter and moved into fourth through...
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See \'07 sales schedule

on 02/27/2007 12:00 AM
A chronological listing of all the 2007 yearling and mixed sales, along with results links from concluded sales, are now available on our website by clicking here or via the \"Sales\" link above. Should viewers or sales company officials find any errors or omissions, please email Greg Schuler so that we can update the information, especially with any 2007 sale dates that are yet to be announced....
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An Oscar role for O\'Toole

on 02/27/2007 12:00 AM
Anybody attending the races at Plainridge Raceourse might check the office of general manager Steve O\'Toole to see if an Oscar is sitting on his desk as the former horseman had a cameo appearance in \"The Departed,\" the motion picture that won an Oscar Sunday night as 2006\'s Best Picture of the Year. O\'Toole can be seen driving a winner in a past race at Plainridge on a TV screen in the bac...
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Purses bumped 28% at Mea

on 02/27/2007 12:00 AM
Officials at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino have announced the first purse increase in relation to the casino expansion project. Starting Monday daily overnight purses increased 28 percent. Minutes before Monday\'s first race, John Marshall, general manager of racing operations and Kim Hankins, executive director of the Meadows Standardbred Owners Organization (MSOA) jointly announced the news ...
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Buy a bike for charity

on 02/27/2007 12:00 AM
Pennsbury Enterprises and Craig Stein have donated a new Blackjack Sheriff Race Bike to benefit New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program. This is an all new Offset Aluminum Blackjack, flat oval wiggle shafts + 4 hitch ends, quick adjustable stirrups, flat legs and three axle heights, polished, or painted in your colors. It includes painted speed wheels with unbreakable discs. The bike retails for...
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Hoosier Park sale approved

on 02/27/2007 12:00 AM
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission voted Tuesday, February 27 to approve the sale of Hoosier Park to Centaur Inc. The agreement to purchase the 62 percent majority interest held by Churchill Down Inc. was first announced December 13. Centaur will now serve as sole owner of the Anderson track after holding a 38 percent minority interest since 2001. Centaur will purchase Churchill Downs Inc.’s...
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Indiana House OKs slots

on 02/26/2007 12:00 AM
The Indiana House of Representatives has passed a bill that would allow up to 5,000 slot machines at Indiana horse racing tracks. The measure now goes to the Senate for consideration, with the legislative session scheduled to end on Feb. 28. The slot machine proposal passed the House by a 54-39 margin. It would allow each of the state’s two racetracks to pay a $100 million fee to install up t...
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Load The Dice Romps

on 02/25/2007 12:00 AM
On the biggest stage in Florida harness racing Load The Dice put on a show for the ages winning the $157,500 final of the ninth annual Isle of Capri Pacing Series in 1:49.3 at Pompano Park Saturday to become the fastest horse in the 43-year history of the Pompano Beach oval. Driven from post five by Bruce Ranger, Load The Dice found a spot on the rail in second-place while Maltese Artist (Bret...
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Tweedle Dum Sweeps

on 02/25/2007 12:00 AM
World record holder Tweedle Dum continued his Pompano Park supremacy on Saturday, winning the $77,800 Mack Lobell Trotting Series Final in 1:55.1 to sweep the three-race series. Driven from post six by Walter Ross, Jr., Tweedle Dum was parked in second-place through an opening quarter in :27.2 while Dink Adoo (Wally Hennessey) trotted aggressively to the front and was reluctant to yield the to...
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Saratoga John wins Hopeful

on 02/25/2007 12:00 AM
Driver Steve Smith used patience with Saratoga John to win the $46,500 Hopeful Series final for 3-year-old pacing colts in 1:57 at Yonker Raceway Saturday night. Saratoga John, the 9-5 second choice in the field of seven (Real Yankee was a judges\' scratch), inherited post position two, and Smith didn\'t seem to care about moving inside one slot while 6-5 favorite Foiled Again (Jack Baggitt J...
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Zeron sidelined by ORC

on 02/25/2007 12:00 AM
Woodbine trainer-driver Rick Zeron is the latest trainer to have a positive test for aminorex, and he wasn\'t the only top Woodbine horseman to sit on the sidelines Saturday night as driver Mark MacDonald was also out of action for reasons described as \"lack of fitness.\" Zeron, who has been the leading driver at WEG thus far this year and the fourth leading trainer, had horses he trains scra...
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Tiger Tinch top Senior

on 02/25/2007 12:00 AM
Tiger Tinch [$42.00, $10.00, $6.80] split horses in the final strides to pull off the upset in the $76,000 Senior Trendsetter final Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands. Driver Tim Tetrick, the current leading dash winning driver in North America, was in the sulky for the 1:51.4 mile. In the four-horse photo finish Crawdad [$3.20, $2.20] was second by a nose. It was a neck back to Natural Talent [...
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Manzi doubles in H&G splits

on 02/25/2007 12:00 AM
Hall of Fame driver Cat Manzi picked up a pair of wins in the opening round of the Horse and Groom Series on Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands. In the first of three $20,000 divisions, American Lane [$22.80, $5.00, $3.80] scored in 1:55 for Manzi and trainer Homer Hochstetler. The gelded son of Primrose Lane recorded his second win in seven starts this year. Manzi repeated in the followi...
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Glidemaster Takes Honor

on 02/25/2007 12:00 AM
Trotting Triple Crown winner Glidemaster was named 2006 Horse of the Year by the U.S. Harness Writers Association at the annual Dan Patch Awards dinner Sunday at the Borgata Hotel Casino in Atlantic City. The winner of a trotting single-season record $1.9 million, Glidemaster got 119 votes to defeat 3-Year-Old Filly Trotter of the Year Passionate Glide, who received 39. Ten horses received a...
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Ladytrix commands Hopeful

on 02/24/2007 12:00 AM
After stablemates Ladytrix and The Isle of Pan both distinguished themselves in Yonkers Raceway\'s Hopeful Pacing Series preliminary competition, their driver Stephan Bouchard had a decision to make going into Friday night\'s $44,700 final for 3-year-old fillies. He chose Ladytrix, and he chose wisely as Ladytrix Ladytrix parlayed an easy lead and soft fractions into a 1:58.4 victory. Leaving ...
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Big card at Pompano tonight

on 02/24/2007 12:00 AM
The stage is set for harness racing’s richest event to date of the 2007 season, the $157,500 9th annual Isle of Capri Pacing Series Final featuring a classic rivalry between He Wants It All and Load The Dice. Also on the program is the $77,800 final of the 6th annual Mack Lobell Trotting Series featuring world record holder Tweedle Dum and the $50,000 5th annual Red Bow Tie Invitational Pac...
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