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WEG rules on top trainer

on 12/05/2006 12:00 AM
Harnessracing.com has learned Casie Coleman, the leading trainer on the Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) circuit, has been ordered to race her horses out of the detention barn at Woodbine/Mohawk beginning Thursday. Coleman was the 2005 O\'Brien Award winner as Canada\'s Trainer of the Year. Although the decision by WEG officials to have Coleman race from the detention barn comes less than a w...
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NY Indian casino illegal?

on 12/05/2006 12:00 AM
According to reports, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned down an appeal of the Onedia Indian Nation which could have provided the tribe with a legal basis for the operation of the Turning Stone Casino near Vernon Downs. Although Turning Stone Casino has been open since 1993, the New York Court of Appeals ruled that it lacks a valid gaming compact with the state of New York because it was n...
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USTA District 8A results

on 12/05/2006 12:00 AM
USTA District 8A membership director Joe Faraldo retained his seat over Jeff Gural in election results announced at its annual meeting last Saturday. Faraldo received 353 votes while Gural received 160 votes. The meeting was attended by about 20, in addition to membership directors Pat Quaglietta, John Grasso and Faraldo, and track directors Tim Rooney and Bob Galterio. Quaglietta was elected c...
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Big purse account deposit

on 12/05/2006 12:00 AM
The first full week of slots play at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs generated $358,000 for the purse account at the Pennsylvania harness track, “far beyond what we expected,” said Ron Battoni, executive director of the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association (PHHA), which represents horsemen at the track. The purse supplement was generated from gross play of $39 million. Battoni said the...
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O\'Brien rules toughened

on 12/05/2006 12:00 AM
The finalists for the O’Brien Awards for the best horses in Canada will be announced in a couple of weeks but Standardbred Canada’s eligibility policy has just gotten a lot tougher as any horse that had a positive test for a Class 1, 2 or 3 drug during the past year is not eligible. Standardbred Canada\'s policy already restricts an award being presented to anybody who has been assessed a p...
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Sulky banned at Meadows

on 12/05/2006 12:00 AM
The Meadows announced early Tuesday morning that the AdvantEdge sulky will not be permitted to be used until further notice. The track’s action comes on the heels of driver Dave Palone’s sulky breaking before last Friday night’s sixth race. In a press release issued by The Meadows, Palone described where the bike broke. \"It split right on the arch, where the seat and the arch meet,” Pa...
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Late payments for Jug

on 12/05/2006 12:00 AM
Attention yearling owners. If you have a yearling colt or filly who is not eligible to the Little Brown Jug or Jugette Filly Pace you may make a late nomination payment of $400 on December 15, 2006. The late nomination payments are for any yearlings not properly nominated on May 15, 2006. In fact, you may nominate your yearling to any division of the Standardbred, Old Oaken Bucket (3-year-old...
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TCS yearling pay notice

on 12/05/2006 12:00 AM
The Classic Series (TCS) offers those breeders with yearlings not offered at any public auction in 2006 an opportunity to nominate them to the Series with a payment of $500 due (postmarked by) Dec. 15, 2006. Yearlings sold privately may also nominated by this payment. This yearling nomination provides significant savings ($2,000 vs. $5,000 in initial nomination fees) to the owner if and when th...
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Monticello adds rich events

on 12/05/2006 12:00 AM
Harnessracing.com has learned Monticello Gaming & Raceway will be introducing a bevy of new and rich open stakes events in 2007, including the $500,000(est.) Nevele Pride for 3-year-old colt trotters. Eliminations for that race are tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 18, with the final Monday, June 25. Three-year-old colt pacers will also vie for an estimated $500,000 purse in the Monticello...
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No fake--a 1:49.2 win

on 12/04/2006 12:00 AM
One week after recording the fastest mile ever at Harrah’s Chester Casino & Racetrack, Fake Denario N did it again while capturing the $50,000 final of the Town Drunk late-closer series in 1:49.2. After an early scramble resulted in a :26.3 first quarter, Fake Denario N and driver Ron Pierce made a powerful move to claim the lead from Tarver Hanover just before they reached the half mile in...
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Four $100,000 events held

on 12/04/2006 12:00 AM
The favorites persevered in the four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) finals on Sunday at Dover Downs. Mr. Aviator and filly Double Flip and won the pacing events while Ms. Virginia took the filly trot final and Swissonian the colt trot. Double Flip, a Badlands Hanover filly, was much the best in the first DSBF Final. Tony Morgan, who drove both winners of the $100,000 races ...
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Ready for Mondays at PPK?

on 12/04/2006 12:00 AM
Pompano Park adds Mondays to its winter schedule beginning today. The track will now be open for live racing and poker four days a week, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The first Monday program will feature a $10,000 Open Handicap Trot in the sixth race headlined by recent winner Muscular. The 6-year-old stallion by Muscles Yankee starts from post seven and last week scored his ninth vi...
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Nahcotta Jude repeats at YR

on 12/04/2006 12:00 AM
Nahcotta Jude liked his road to success so much in last week\'s Open Handicap Trot at Yonkers Raceway, he retraced the route in Sunday night\'s $21,000 feature. With Jim Marohn again driving for trainer Joe Vance, the 5-year-old Armbro Scorpion gelding was again content to sit chilly early. Leaving from post position five, he spectated at the outset as Praktickle Yankee (Dan Dube) worked his ...
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Classic Casette dies

on 12/04/2006 12:00 AM
The U.S. Trotting Association is reporting Classic Casette, one of the more prolific broodmres of all time with 10 2:00 trotters from 16 foals, died last Friday at Lindy Farms of Connecticut. Among her top performers was her first foal, 1987 progeny Cayster 4, 1:55 ($530,451), who was by Speedy Somolli. Some of Classic Casette\'s other top foal include Program Speed, 1:56.1 ($345,007), by Super...
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Nfld announces 2007 stakes

on 12/04/2006 12:00 AM
The gathering of the sport\'s race secretaries in Florida is now complete and the first track to announce its 2007 stakes schedule is Northfield Park, which has surprised with the moving of the Battle of Lake Erie to late April from a traditional late June date. The $125,000 race for older horse pacers is now scheduled for Saturday, April 21. The $175,000 Cleveland Classic for 3-year-old male p...
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Baillargeon wins 6,000th

on 12/03/2006 12:00 AM
Mario Baillargeon won his 6,000th career race Saturday afternoon at Flamboro Downs. It is just a little too simple to say Baillargeon has come a long way since first steering a horse professionally back in 1977. Over the span of four decades, the 49 year old has gone from his native Quebec, to California, to Illinois and then back to \"La Belle Province\" before settling in Milton, Ont. Baillar...
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Ranger triple at Pompano

on 12/03/2006 12:00 AM
The driver-trainer team of Bruce Ranger and Tom Beckette of the Ranger Stable were hot Saturday night at Pompano Park, winning three times on the program, including the $10,000 Open Handicap Pace with Eleven AM. The evening started off with Ginnie’s Best ($2.60) leading from start to finish by 2 1/2 lengths for his fourth straight win with a 1:52.4 clocking in the third race $7,500 pace. Gold...
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Prince crowned at Yonkers

on 12/03/2006 12:00 AM
He’s closing in a quarter-million dollars lifetime, and if you saw Western Prince tend to his business in Saturday night’s $21,000 Open Handicap Pace at Yonkers Raceway, you’d know why. With owner-trainer Ted Wing performing the honors, the 5-year-old son of Western Hanover did it the hard way. Leaving from post position five among the octet, Western Prince was unhurried early as Shado...
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Likeabatoutahell wins final

on 12/02/2006 12:00 AM
Likeabatoutahell completed a three-race sweep in the $51,250 Charles Singer Memorial Trot final Friday night at the Meadowlands. The SJs Caviar gelding scored a three-quarter-length victory over Red Dragon. It was another length and a half to Penny Dream in third. Likeabatoutahell, driven by Brian Sears and trained by Trond Smedshammer, trotted the mile in 1:55.1, picking up his fifth victory ...
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Spriggs wins Gold Cup

on 12/02/2006 12:00 AM
Dein Spriggs drove his own Byzanz to a 2:21.2 win in the $30,000 Gold Cup final in the Delvin Miller Memorial Driving Chakpionship Friday night at the Meadowlands. The race was contested at a mile and 3/16ths. Byzanz finished 1 1/2 lengths ahead of Michelle Ruvola and Sorce Of Victory, with Thomas Williams and Ego Sum third. Gene Miller also won with his own Bingham in the $15,000 Silver Cup...
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