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Supporting role for director

on 02/20/2007 12:00 AM
The sport\'s top dash-winning driver, Tim Tetrick, drove both feature race winners as part of a five-win night Monday at Dover Downs, with Roddy\'s Bags Again taking the $37,500 Preferred Pace and Art Director winning the $35,000 Delaware Special. Ron Pierce had a driving quadruple. Roddy\'s Bags Again picked up his first win of the year while holding off a fast-finishing Armbro Baylor in deep ...
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Budlight a Pompano winner

on 02/20/2007 12:00 AM
After grinding out an extended first-over trip, Budlightning put his head in front in the final yards of Monday’s $8,500 featured trot from Pompano Park to prevail in 1:57.1 for his second victory of the year. Driven from post three by Bruce Ranger, Budlightning found a comfortable spot on the rail in fourth place as Damon Runyon (Mickey McNichol) trotted through an opening quarter mile in :2...
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Bouchard takes the lady

on 02/20/2007 12:00 AM
Decision, decisions. Such is the price of popularity and Stephane Bouchard, Yonkers Racway\'s leading driver, has elected to sit behind Ladytrix in Friday night\'s $44,700 final of the Hopeful Pacing Series for 3-year-old fillies. The race is Yonkers\' first series final of the season and the richest 2007 race to date. Ladytrix, who races as part of a Linda Toscano-trained entry, drew post pos...
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Rankin hurt at Western Fair

on 02/20/2007 12:00 AM
The stewards at Western Fair Raceway declared the 10th race Monday night \"no contest\" after a multi-horse spill that killed one horse and sent driver Donnie Rankin Jr. to the hospital with undisclosed injuries. It was Rankin\'s horse, First Toy, who was euthanized due to the severity of injuries suffered in the accident, which occurred after the quarter pole. The other horses involved, JM Han...
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Aminorex charges confirmed

on 02/20/2007 12:00 AM
Ontario-based trainers Anthony Montini, Jeffrey Gillis and Anthony Haughan have been charged with using Aminorex, a powerful amphetamine, by the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC). ORC supervisor Bill Fines confirmed the charges to Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun in a story in Tuesday\'s newspaper. ORC executive director John Blakney added to Longley, \"(Enhanced drug testing) is something we need ...
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SRF names Humanity awards

on 02/20/2007 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Retirement Foundation announced today that Peter Kleinhans and his farm manager, Randy McCown, and Lisa Staten will share the SRF Humanity Award presented annually to individuals or organizations that have demonstrated exceptional care and compassion for Standardbred horses. The award is given in honor of the memory of trainer and owner James E. Burke, who had a lifelong love of a...
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Foiled again at Yonkers

on 02/20/2007 12:00 AM
Foiled Again, fresh off wins in the final two preliminary legs, drew post position five for Saturday night\'s $46,500 final of the Hopeful Pacing Series for 3-year-old colts and geldings at Yonkers Raceway. Foiled Again, a Dragon Again colt, hasn\'t done a whole lot wrong in his brief career. No worse than second in 10 career tries, he\'s won four of his five \'07 efforts for owner Patrick Lac...
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Ind. committee OKs slots

on 02/20/2007 12:00 AM
A bill that calls for 5,000 slot machines at Indiana’s two pari-mutuel tracks has passed a second crucial vote in as many weeks. House Bill 1835 passed out of the House Ways and Means committee Tuesday by a 14-8 vote. It could now move to the full House for consideration. HB 1835, authored by Rep. Trent Van Haaften, D-Mount Vernon, passed out of the House Public Policy committee last week by ...
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Montini, Gillis scratches

on 02/19/2007 12:00 AM
Horses entered at Woodbine by trainers Anthony Montini and Jeffrey Gillis were scratched over the past weekend by orders of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC), a Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) spokesperson told harnessracing.com Monday morning. The spokesperson said WEG was informed of the decision to scratch the horses Friday. Gillis had five horses scratched that night, with four more on...
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NY governor announces plan

on 02/19/2007 12:00 AM
The Middletown (N.Y.) Times Herald-Record has reported on its online site that New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer and the St. Regis Mohawks have reached a deal to bring a $600 million Indian casino to Monticello Gaming and Raceway. The casino will likely face a number of court challenges, the story noted, including a federal lawsuit filed last week by an environmental coalition led by the National Resour...
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Devan is Godiva\'s favorite

on 02/19/2007 12:00 AM
Lady Godiva rides again. After being knocked out of the box by a heavy snowstorm on Valentine\'s Day the race, which features the talent of lady harness drivers, is once again carded and the eight participants will finally get a chance to strut their stuff on Wednesday afternoon at Monticello Raceway. Eight anxious contestants are studying the racing program assessing their chances in the fifth...
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Aquarius round two held

on 02/18/2007 12:00 AM
In a four-horse charge to the wire, Bono Bests got up in the final strides to win one of two $35,000 Aquarius Series divisions on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Trained by Jacob Hartline and driven by Yannick Gingras, Bono Bests paced the mile in 1:51.2 for his first win in two starts this season. Real Mean Art closed fastest of all to finish second, while Alastor Hanover was third. \"Th...
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A winning role of the dice

on 02/18/2007 12:00 AM
After a tough defeat last week in the opening round of the $250,000 Isle of Capri Pacing Series, Load The Dice got his revenge on rival He Wants It All when taking the $50,000 second leg at Pompano Park on Saturday, covering the mile in 1:50.4 to set up a third confrontation in the $150,000 added final on Feb. 24. Driven from post five by Pompano Park’s leading driver Bruce Ranger, Load The D...
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Graves skates to PPK win

on 02/18/2007 12:00 AM
Hilliard Graves, who enjoyed an 11-year career as a right wing in the NHL and AHL, drove his first winner of the 2007 season at Pompano Park on Saturday when guiding Yankee Leader to victory in the evening’s ninth event in 1:55.2. Graves also owns the 9-year-old son of Artsplace. Graves began his hockey career in 1970 with the Providence Reds of the American Hockey League, and had stints wit...
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A heater in Yonkers cold

on 02/18/2007 12:00 AM
Monday may be Presidentss Day, but for the second consecutive Saturday, it was Presidents\' Night at Yonkers Raceway--only this time, he was there to share as John Adams dead heated for the win in the $35,000 Open Handicap Pace. John Adams, who went the distance in last week\'s $35,000 Open, was on the engine again in this week\'s luck-of-the-draw 35-large Open Pace. With Eric Goodell doing the...
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Tetrick has 33-winner week

on 02/18/2007 12:00 AM
bTim Tetrick closed out a week of racing in which he made 33 trips to the winner\'s circle, with a four-win night on Saturday at Dover Downs. The 14-year-old trotter OK Fella N won in 1:56.2. Steve Warrington drove the gelding, that he trains, to his third win in six starts this season with two seconds for Bill\'s Racing Inc. of Townsend, Del. In 2006, OK Fella N won six of 30 starts with seven...
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Beback\'s big bombs at Buff

on 02/18/2007 12:00 AM
Veteran reinsman Ron Beback Jr. had the night of his life at Buffalo Raceway Saturday, bringing home four winners, three of them real longshots. Beback won the featured $9,000 Open Pace with Walkinshaw, who paid a handsome $42.20 to win; three races later, he scored with Fleeing The Scene, who paid $29 in the co-featured $7,200 eleventh race; and his other two winners were Blue Tees, $49.20 in the...
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Favorites take 3 splits

on 02/18/2007 12:00 AM
Favorites reigned in the $12,500 second leg of the Senior Trendsetter Series on Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands with Crawdad, Natural Talent and Hard To Beat winning their respective divisions. Crawdad ($2.60) kicked off fourth-over cover at the top of the stretch and flew home to win the first Senior Trendsetter division in 1:53.3. Driven by Andy Miller, Crawdad flashed a final panel of...
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JK CU Later wins seventh

on 02/17/2007 12:00 AM
In an impressive front-end performance on a frigid Friday night, Street Dancer wired the field in the $35,000 second leg of the Cape & Cutter Series at the Meadowlands. Driven by Ron Pierce, Street Dancer held off the late charge of Nanny Withafanny to win by a half-length in 1:52.4. Riley Rose was third. Trained by Nelson Willis, Street Dancer posted her first win in three starts this season ...
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Dum smart in PPK win

on 02/17/2007 12:00 AM
A cool and breezy evening by South Florida standards couldn’t prevent Tweedle Dum from putting forth another sizzling performance at Pompano Park on Friday, as the gelding took the $25,000 second leg of the Mack Lobell Trotting Series in 1:54. Driven from the rail by his regular pilot Walter Ross Jr., Tweedle Dum briefly battled for the lead with Dink Adoo (Wally Hennessey) before assuming h...
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