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Lather Machine has Tetrick

on 02/23/2007 12:00 AM
Lather Machine may have what it takes to defeat even-money favorite JK CU Later in the $70,000 Exit 16W on Saturday at the Meadowlands: red-hot driver Tim Tetrick. Rated at 4-1 on the morning line, Lather Machine and Tetrick will start from post seven as they try to snap JK CU Later’s seven-race winning streak. Trained by Robert Clark, four-year-old Lather Machine sports a career slate of 1...
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Ind. bill moves to House

on 02/23/2007 12:00 AM
Indiana HB 1835, which includes provisions for slot machines at Indiana\'s racetracks, passed out of the Indiana House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 20, by a vote of 14-8 and is now before the full Indiana House of Representatives. It is currently on the floor for consideration and discussion. According to the House Calendar for Thursday, Feb. 22, HB 1835 was on the agenda for a ...
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VGMs back open at Vernon

on 02/23/2007 12:00 AM
The operation of the video gaming machines (VGM) at Vernon Downs resumed at 10 a.m. today after being closed at noon Wednesday due to a waterline break. The simulcast wagering facilities remain closed. The stable area was not affected by the incident. The break occurred in the main waterline from the water tower at Vernon Downs and forced the complete shutdown of the entire facility around noo...
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Rucker gets Illinois penalty

on 02/23/2007 12:00 AM
Trainer Ken Rucker’s 2005 positive tests in Illinois for indomethacin have finally resulted in a penalty. The Illinois Racing Board (IRB) ruled on Feb. 11 that Rucker pay a fine of $10,000 and serve a 90-day suspension (Feb. 11 through May 11). Rucker had six horses test positive; all but two won their races. Among those that did not win was Sleazebiscuit, who finished third but was placed 10...
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Another Vernon closure

on 02/23/2007 12:00 AM
Vernon Downs simulcast building and hotel operations have been suspended once again for Friday, Feb. 23, due to a water main break on the property, although the video gaming building has running water and is operating at its daily hours of 10 a.m. until 2 a.m. Management hopes to resolve the problem and have simulcasting and hotel operations back up by this weekend but recommends calling ahead (31...
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Slots bill passes Ind. House

on 02/23/2007 12:00 AM
The Indiana House of Representatives voted Friday, February 23 to permit slot machines at the state’s two tracks. Legislators voted 54-39 to send House Bill 1835 to the Indiana Senate for debate, but not without changes. HB 1835 would allow up to 2,500 slot machines apiece at Hoosier Park and Indiana Downs. If the bill were to become law each track would be able to receive a 10-year license t...
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Miss Galvinator A hangs on

on 02/23/2007 12:00 AM
Miss Galvinator A rebounded from her first defeat in 14 starts two weeks ago in the first round of the Cape And Cutter Series by taking the $81,200 series final for open mare pacers in 1:54.1 by less than a head over sentimental longshot Stonebridge Kisses. Nanny Withafanny rallied late between horses to be third one-half length behind the winner. In a surprising, but very tactful move, driver ...
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JM Vangogh wins in return

on 02/22/2007 12:00 AM
After nearly two months off, it required only his second start for JM Vangogh to get to the winner\'s circle in the $27,500 Open Trot at Dover Downs on Wednesday, while Elvis Cole took the sub-featured $23,000 Jr. Open Trot. Tim Tetrick and Tony Morgan each drove three winners. With Morgan at the controls, JM Vangogh showed his power in the stretch, scoring a 1:55.2 victory in the week\'s top t...
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Night Styles also contested

on 02/22/2007 12:00 AM
Striptease Hall won the first of two $12,500 divisions of the Tender Loving Care Series at the Meadowlands Wednesday night with a 1:53.4 effort for driver Brian Sears, while Art’s Lady Diana won the second split for driver Daniel Dube in 1:55.3. Sears directed Striptease Hall through a two-hole trip, handing Southwind Tempo her first-ever loss by a head. Witch Trials finished a distant third....
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A northwest win in Buffalo

on 02/22/2007 12:00 AM
With Jim Morrill Jr. in the sulky, Northwestern, a 6-year-old daughter of Western Hanover, romped to a handy 1:58.1 score in the $8,400 Open Pace for fillies and mares Wednesday at Buffalo Raceway. Setting all the fractions in the race, :28.4, :57.2, and 1:27.4, Morrill and Northwestern beat second-place finishers, longshot Catch The Dragon and reinsman Vern Smith, by 1¼ lengths. Shaniaraider...
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Big rematch in Isle final

on 02/22/2007 12:00 AM
After splitting the first two rounds of the $250,000 Isle of Capri Pacing Series, Load The Dice and He Wants It All will add another chapter to their rivalry in the $157,500 final at Pompano Park Saturday. The race has attracted nine entrants. Owned by Engel Stable LLC, Sheffield Stable, and D.R. Van Witzenburg, Load The Dice has been installed as the 4-5 morning line favorite for the marquee e...
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**NEW**Wire To Wire

on 02/22/2007 12:00 AM
In this week\'s Wire-To-Wire column Andrew Cohen notes how the sport of harness racing must not be afraid to clean its \"laundry,\" and looks at how three states in the recent headlines for having \"laundry issues\"--drug-related issues--are tackling the problems. Cohen takes a look at recent situations in Ontario, New Jersey and New York.
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Buy breedings to help SRF

on 02/22/2007 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) still has top stallion breedings for 2007 for sale. Please call SRF for prices. Below is a list of some of the stallions still available. Call 732-462-8773 or check our website www.adoptahorse.org for updates. Stallion breedings available: Amigo Hall Glidemaster Cam\'s Card Shark Camluck Dragon Again SJ\'s Caviar All 3-year-old pacing offsp...
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RMTC passes steroid rule

on 02/22/2007 12:00 AM
During its meeting on Wednesday at The Westin Tampa Harbour Island hotel the board of directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) passed a model rule on anabolic steroids that will be forwarded to the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) for approval during the RCI Annual Convention on April 23-27. Once the RMTC receives input from the RCI, the model rule la...
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New older mare mark set

on 02/21/2007 12:00 AM
Poppy Lustre N set a world-record 1:50 performance over a five-eighths mile track to make it two straight $27,500 Mares Open Pace wins at Dover Downs on Tuesday, while a second Chuck Crissman trainee, Ultimate Bet, won the $23,000 Mares Jr. Open on a card dominated by fast female pacers. Tim Tetrick, the sport and track\'s leading driver in 2007, pulled Poppy Lustre N out of third to quickly ta...
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Killean Acres to close

on 02/21/2007 12:00 AM
Killean Acres in Ingersoll, Ont., has posted the following on its website in announcing its closing: It is with great regret that owners Jack and Don McNiven announce, after being involved in this great industry for decades, the closure of our breeding operation near Ingersoll, Ontario. Continuing factors have forced us to make this decision, particularly the decline of prices at the yearling sale...
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Trainers barred at WEG

on 02/21/2007 12:00 AM
Woodbine-based trainers Anthony Montini, Jeff Gillis and Anthony Haughan have been temporarily banned from racing horses at Woodbine, according to vice president of Standardbred racing Bruce Murray. Murray told the Toronto Sun, \"We are not taking entries until their situation is resolved with the racing commission.\" All three trainers had horses test positive for the Class 1 drug aminorex, a ...
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Ky. casino bill introduced

on 02/21/2007 12:00 AM
A bill was introduced Tuesday in the Kentucky House of Representatives that would allow casino gambling at racetracks and non-track sites via a constitutional amendment. The Red Mile would share its license with Keeneland Thoroughbred track. Reports state the state of Kentucky would receive 35 percent of adjusted gross revenue, while purse accounts and breed development programs would receive 1...
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Casino at the Big M?

on 02/21/2007 12:00 AM
A story appearing on nj.com Wednesday states a New Jersey assemblyman is preparing to introduce a bill that would amend the state’s constitution to allow a casino to be built at the Meadowlands as well as allow slot machines at the racetrack. Assemblyman Louis Manzo said allowing gambling at the Meadowlands would help make up for revenue currently being lost to gaming in Connecticut, New York...
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Scioto to have early post

on 02/21/2007 12:00 AM
Scioto Downs, which will kick of its 49th season of racing on Friday, May 4, will go with a 6:30 p.m. post time in 2007. The south Columbus track, with 80 dates this year, races Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. “The earlier post time is in response to requests from our patrons and horsemen, as well as to maximize our outgoing simulcast signal position,” said director of racin...
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