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Glidemaster works on a half

on 11/16/2006 12:00 AM
Trainer Blair Burgess told harnessracing.com Wednesday he finally decided to supplement Glidemaster to the Yonkers Trot after he worked the colt behind the gate at Flamboro Downs in an effort to see how he’d do on a half-mile track. The workout came late last week, and although Burgess declined to reveal how fast the training mile went, he said he came away pleased. “I worked him at Flambor...
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Truth is, tuff field in Matron

on 11/16/2006 12:00 AM
There is no rest for the $348,900 Progress Pace winner Total Truth as he leads a strong field of nine 3-year-old colt pacers in a single-division $71,275 Matron elimination on Monday at Dover Downs. Owner-trainer George Teague enters a powerful two-horse entry in the Matron elim. Total Truth, winner of the rich Progress Pace final, co-owned by Only Money Inc., and Western Ace, partnered with K...
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Jake\'s Nordic in Dover open

on 11/16/2006 12:00 AM
Jake\'s Nordic rolled to a 1:57.1 victory in the $24,000 Open trot on a sometime fog-shrowed Wednesday at Dover Downs, while in the $21,500 sub-feature, Musclesextrodinair won for Tim Tetrick. Michigan-bred Jake\'s Nordic took the lead as the field of seven marched in front of the grandstand and Tim Curtin controlled the fractions the rest of the way for his fifth win of the year. The 7-year-ol...
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Battleshoe won at PPK

on 11/16/2006 12:00 AM
Battleshoe Victor ($3.80) was the 4-5 betting favorite and raced that way at Pompano Park Wednesday in the $10,000 Open Handicap Trot, leading gate to wire to win in 1:55.4. With driver Wally Hennessey handling the lines, Battleshoe Victor left swiftly from post seven and had the lead before the opening quarter mile in a speedy :27.3. Damon Runyon (Brett Miller) had left from post four to grab...
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Champion horse cloned

on 11/16/2006 12:00 AM
A champion barrel-racing horse has been cloned—at a cost of $150,000 to his owners—and except for some white markings between his eyes the now 3-month-old foal is nearly identical. Associated Press is reporting Scamper, a 10-time world champion who helped propel Charmayne James to status as the sport’s all-time leading moneywinner and is the only barrel-racing horse in the Pro Rodeo Hall ...
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Will Shark bite 3 times?

on 11/16/2006 12:00 AM
What you see isn\'t necessarily what you might get, as trainer Erv Miller said Thursday he likely won\'t be starting Shark Gesture in both the Messenger and Matron, two major stakes at two different tracks scheduled two days apart, that the colt has been entered into. Three-year-old colt pacer Shark Gesture has been entered in both the Matron at Dover Downs and Messenger at Yonkers, with the tw...
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A classic Big M opening

on 11/16/2006 12:00 AM
A quartet of $85,000 Classic Series divisions for older horses on Saturday highlights opening weekend of the Meadowlands’ fall harness meet. The 21-date meet opens Friday evening and runs through Saturday, Dec. 30. Live racing is scheduled Wednesday through Saturday nights, post time 7:30 p.m. Dark days are November 23 (Thanksgiving) and December 20-21 and 27-28. Sand Vic, whose 10 victori...
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Campbell begins recovery

on 11/16/2006 12:00 AM
John Campbell has told Harness Tracks of America’s Stan Bergstein he expects to be sidelined several months as he recuperates from a broken left leg suffered in a race accident in the Breeders Crown eliminations at Woodbine last month. Campbell has undergone several operations since the spill, and is now back home in New Jersey after his most recent surgery that helped stabilize the broken tibia...
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Casino underway at Mea

on 11/16/2006 12:00 AM
Signaling a new beginning, representatives of The Meadows and its parent company, Cannery Casino Resorts, broke ground today on The Meadows Racetrack & Casino, a $450 million project that will provide a fully integrated gaming and racing experience. Local and state officials participated in the ceremonial groundbreaking, which begins a rapid process of bringing slots revenue–and the new jobs and...
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Mighty M win with pepper

on 11/16/2006 12:00 AM
For the third consecutive week Lemon Pepper soured the hopes of the other preferred trotters on the grounds when Jimmy Devaux guided the 7-year-old Cumin gelding to his third straight victory in Monticello Raceway’s $15,000 Preferred Trot Wednesday afternoon. Sent off at odds just over 1-2, Devaux once again drove Lemon Pepper like he was the best--and he was-- and sent him toward the lead t...
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160 days at Big M in 2007

on 11/16/2006 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands has been granted 160 dates of Standardbred racing in 2007 by the New Jersey Racing Commission. Harness racing will take center stage at the Meadowlands from Jan. 5 through Aug. 4 (137 dates) and Nov. 16 through Dec. 29 (23 dates). The harness racing schedule will run on Wednesdays through Saturdays in January, June, July and August and Wednesdays through Sundays in February, Mar...
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USTA committees meet

on 11/16/2006 12:00 AM
The Executive and Finance Committees of the U.S. Trotting Association met in Columbus, Ohio this past weekend to discuss the status of several projects and issues. The Executive Committee, which is comprised of one representative from each of the USTA\'s districts, plus some of the association\'s elected officers, meets twice per year to hear reports from the USTA staff, and to advise management r...
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Terry Tucker dies at 57

on 11/16/2006 12:00 AM
Funeral services for Kentucky horseman Terry Tucker, 57, who died in Florida Thursday after a short battle with cancer, will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Gary Panoch Funeral Home in Boca Raton. Burial will be in his hometown of Campbellsville, Ky. For many years Tucker trained and drove horses throughout the Midwest, especially at tracks in his home state. for the past seven years he had wor...
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Knox promoted at HoP

on 11/16/2006 12:00 AM
Tammy Knox has been promoted to director of marketing and publicity at Hoosier Park. Knox previously had been director of publicity for the Anderson pari-mutuel racetrack. Knox, a graduate of Murray State University, has been employed by Hoosier Park since its inaugural season in 1994. She began her career at Hoosier Park in the race office before moving to head up racetrack publicity in 1995. ...
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A badlands win at Dover

on 11/15/2006 12:00 AM
Ron Pierce moved Badlands Iron Lady three wide on the final turn on the way to a 1:52.3 triumph in the $24,000 Filly and Mare Open Pace Tuesday at Dover Downs. Trainer Joe Hundertpfund won two races to bring his consecutive win streak to five while Ross Wolfenden had four driving wins. The only filly meeting seven veteran distaffs in the week\'s top female pace, Badlands Iron Lady followed the...
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Gulfstream to open slots

on 11/15/2006 12:00 AM
Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino will become the first racetrack in Florida to turn on its slot machines as the site announced it will open Wednesday. Track officials said no advertising would be done until after a private party on Thursday night, but decided to go ahead with the opening of the 516-slot machine parlor immediately after receiving approval from the state. \"Why not open (Wednesday...
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9 races at Yonkers Friday

on 11/15/2006 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway is pleased to announce the resumption of both live racing and simulcasting Friday, with first post for the nine-race live program at 7:40 p.m., with expanded simulcasting beginning just after 12 noon. Yonkers last offered parimutuel racing June 25, 2005, before embarking on a $240 million construction project for the installation of video gaming machines. Presently, there are n...
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Classic Series to Big M

on 11/15/2006 12:00 AM
The Classic Series (TCS) moves to New Jersey for the third and last preliminary leg of the 2006 Series on Saturday, with the four $85,000 divisions of the Series helping to kick off the fall meet at the Meadowlands. Three of the divisions have had repeat winners in each of the first two legs and those horses will be competing again on Saturday. Casimir Camotion has been in raging form thu...
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Indiana race dates set

on 11/15/2006 12:00 AM
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission approved a 2007 racing calendar Tuesday, Nov. 14 that calls for 143 days of harness racing in the state. The schedule signals a net gain of two racing days over the 2006 schedule and a 12-day gap between meets at Hoosier Park and Indiana Downs. Hoosier Park will kick off a 61-day meet beginning April 6 and concluding June 30. Racing will be conducted Wednesda...
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No elims for Yonkers\' stakes

on 11/15/2006 12:00 AM
Eight sophomore male trotters, including supplemental entry Glidemaster in his quest to complete the Triple Crown, have been entered in the $728,000 Yonkers Trot, while six pacers will line up behind the gate in the $546,830 Messenger Stakes for 3-year-old colts and geldings. No eliminations are needed for either contest, with the two finals going postward Saturday, Nov. 25. Glidemaster’s con...
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