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Hypnotist act at Pompano

on 03/01/2007 12:00 AM
Hypnotize, the current leader of the female pacing class at Pompano Park, looks for her fifth victory of the season when starting from post six in Friday’s featured $10,000 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap Pace that has attracted a field of eight. A 5-year-old daughter of Artiscape, out of the Falcon Seelster mare Sleep All Day, Hypnotize has visited the winner’s circle four times in 2007, a...
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Ontario tracks cancel Thurs.

on 03/01/2007 12:00 AM
Woodbine has canceled its Thursday night live racing program due to the winter storm, with Friday qualifiers also \"scratched,\" while Flamboro Downs and Kawartha Downs have also canceled their Thursday programs. The three second-leg divisions of the General Brock Trotting Series which were slated for the Thursday program at Woodbine will be raced March 8 as drawn. The $54,200(C) (est.) final w...
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Witch on trial at Big M

on 03/01/2007 12:00 AM
Witch Trials is one of the fillies hoping to upset 9-5 morning line favorite Southwind Tempo in the $60,000 Tender Loving Care final on Friday night at the Meadowlands. Co-owned by Delaware-based reinsman Kevin Sizer, Witch Trials is rated at 10-1 from post three in the evening’s featured seventh race. The lightly-raced filly, who is racing out of the barn of trainer Philip Mitchell at the ...
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Night also enhanced at Big M

on 03/01/2007 12:00 AM
It\'s not too often driver Ron Pierce returns a payoff of $43 when he directs one to the winner\'s circle, but he did those honors to Captain Holly\'s backers in the first of two $16,000 Night Styles divisions at the Meadowlands Wednesday night. It was a far different situation in the second split as Yannick Gingras guided 3-5 favorite Enhance The Night to her second straight victory. Captain H...
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Northwest win(d) at Buffalo

on 03/01/2007 12:00 AM
With Jim Morrill Jr. in the sulky, Northwestern, a 6-year-old daughter of Western Hanover, rallied from off the pace Wednesday night at Buffalo Raceway to win the $8,400 Open Pace for fillies and mares in a four-horse blanket finish in 1:59 over a \"sloppy\" track. It was the third win in a row for Northwestern, and it gave Morrill his fourth winner of the night. Sitting last in the field of si...
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WEG bars five trainers

on 02/28/2007 12:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group fully supports the ORC (Ontario Racing Commission) and has taken steps to protect the integrity of our racing product. Trainers Anthony Montini, Jeff Gillis, Anthony Haughan, Kevin O’Reilly and Rick Zeron will not be allowed to participate at WEG until such time as their issues are resolved with the ORC. Further, horses that were trained by those individuals will not...
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11 year old takes finale

on 02/28/2007 12:00 AM
The fourth and fifth finals of the Empire City Non-Claiming Series--listed as events two and four on your scorecard, but number one in your heart--led the Tuesday matinee madness at Yonkers Raceway. Event four featured $7,500 claiming trotters jostling for joy and a $32,100 purse. Zaire N, who won his last series preliminary leg going away, was dispatched from post position five as the 4-5 fa...
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Monticello to ban EPO users

on 02/28/2007 12:00 AM
Monticello Raceway has initiated a strict rules policy regarding trainers who are found to be using erythropoietin (EPO) or other performance enhancers, with the result being a lifetime ban of that trainer racing at Monticello. The new policy exceeds current state requirements. A lifetime ban will also be imposed on any person convicted of using snake venom. \"If we catch someone, they are ...
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Micallef scores a six-pack

on 02/28/2007 12:00 AM
Driver Mike Micallef found himself on a fast pace to 1,000 career victories when he notched a six-bagger at Windsor Raceway Tuesday night, bringing the 34 year old\'s win total to 993. Earlier this year he surpassed the $5 million mark in career earnings. Leading the drivers\' dash standings at Windsor so far in 2007, Micallef\'s win binge of capturing half the 12-race program included successf...
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Shake, baby shake!

on 02/28/2007 12:00 AM
The fast miles at Dover continued Tuesday as Shake Away scored a near-wire-to-wire win in the $27,500 Mares Open pace in 1:51 and Binions came on sharply to take the $23,000 Mares Jr. Open in 1:51.4. Drivers Tony Morgan and Tim Tetrick were red hot as Morgan drove five winners and Tetrick three, with Sam Beegle training two winners. Jim King driving Shake Away took no prisoners on the way to a...
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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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