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Big M Pick 6 tops $58,000

on 02/09/2007 12:00 AM
A quartet of longshots, including a $77 winner, on Thursday night helped produce a Pick-6 carryover of $58,491.60 for Friday’s card at the Meadowlands. There was a $25,000 Pick-6 carryover entering the Thursday card that attracted an additional $55,770 in Pick-6 wagering. The Pick 6 unfurled with driver Andy Miller scoring at 37-1 in the fourth race, a $12,500 Junior Trendsetter series divi...
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No elims for Windy City

on 02/09/2007 12:00 AM
Maywood Park’s 2007 stake schedule for its 61st consecutive harness racing season on the Chicago circuit will have some notable changes including eliminating eliminations for the Windy City Pace. Windy City Pace Night has been moved up a month over the track’s 2006 showcase evening and the 24th consecutive edition of the prestigious stake for the first time will not have eliminations schedu...
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2X2X1X2X2X2X1=211Gs

on 02/09/2007 12:00 AM
It is widely perceived that when WEG\'s Pick 7 wager starts to produce large carryovers and bloated pools, it takes either a syndicate or a very deep/expensive ticket to strike it rich, so when a lucky and prudent handicapper bucked the trend Thursday evening at Woodbine, it proved that anyone can hit it big on the exotic wager. When Stepaside Larry rallied with a flurry in Pick 7\'s final leg ...
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Carlspur\'s journey back

on 02/09/2007 12:00 AM
Last year veteran pacer Carlspur was Monticello Raceway’s Horse of the Year and not long after his owners received the award the pacer was stricken with an extremely bad case of colic and was rushed to New Bolton Center in greater Philadelphia for emergency surgery. After a two-plus hour surgery where a good portion of the horse\'s intestines had to be removed the pacer began his long road bac...
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Duo built Ford tough

on 02/09/2007 12:00 AM
Trainer Mark Ford will send out the duo of Predator DVM and Alastor Hanover in the opening leg of the Aquarius Series for 4-year-old open pacers on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. The $35,000 Aquarius divisions are carded as races three and 10 on the card. The top 10 money earners from the first two legs of the series advance to an estimated $75,000 final on Feb. 24. Predator DVM, a recent a...
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USHWA--2-week warning

on 02/09/2007 12:00 AM
You’ll have to hurry–there are only two weeks left until the U.S. Harness Writers Association’s annual “Night Of Stars” awards banquet on Sunday, Feb. 25, at the Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City! The stars of the sport of harness racing, both human and equine, receive their accolades on this festive evening. Among the honored will be the newest members of the sport’s Hall of Fame–Ji...
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Burke hearing postponed

on 02/09/2007 12:00 AM
Trainer Mickey Burke\'s hearing with the Meadowlands\' stewards Friday regarding his positive test on Doggone Incredible last December was postponed indefinitely at the request of Burke\'s attorney Howard Taylor. The horse tested positive for the Class 2 drug lidocaine, which a second test confirmed. \"There is more information that we are in the process of preparing...and when that is done the...
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TCS nominations now due

on 02/09/2007 12:00 AM
Nominations to the 2007 edition of The Classic Series (TCS) must be postmarked by Feb. 15 and mailed along with payment to The Hambletonian Society at 109 South Main St. Suite #18 , Cranbury, N.J. 08512. The Series returns to a spring/early summer schedule this season, beginning with the first $85,000 ($60,000 div.) preliminary leg at Dover Downs on Monday, April 9. From there, it’s off to th...
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Mack Lobell field assembled

on 02/08/2007 12:00 AM
Tweedle Dum, who equaled the world record for older geldings on a five-eighths mile track when taking the $15,000 Mack Lobell Preview in 1:53.2 in his last start, headlines a field of 10 trotters assembled for the $25,000 first leg of the Mack Lobell Trotting Series, which goes as the fourth race on the Friday program from Pompano Park. Owned by Diane Norris and Alfred Brotter of Pompano Beach,...
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USTA Presidents Awards

on 02/08/2007 12:00 AM
Lon Frocione, Phil Terry and the Coon family, two individuals and a family that have provided decades of exemplary service to harness racing will be recognized with Presidents Awards at the annual U.S. Trotting Association meeting on March 18 in Columbus, Ohio. The awards will be presented by Phil Langley, president of the USTA. Charles E. Coon, of White Lake, Mich. and his sons Dan and Greg, a...
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Rabies case at Northville

on 02/08/2007 12:00 AM
Best Penny, a 5-year-old daughter of Cambest out of the mare Penny Rich, has been euthanized after being diagnosed with rabies at Northville Downs. Animal health surveillance detected the horse exhibiting symptoms of the illness at the suburban Detroit racetrack on Tuesday, Jan. 30. State veterinarian Dr. Steven Halstead, in cooperation with Michigan racing commissioner Christine White, has si...
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Chalk prevails in first round

on 02/08/2007 12:00 AM
Southwind Tempo had an easy time of it as the favorite in the first of two $12,500 opening-round divisions of the Tender Loving Care Series at the Meadowlands Wednesday night, while odds-on choice Princess Albatross was all out to capture the second split in a blanket finish. Southwind Tempo remained undefeated in five career starts as Toby Lynch directed the 3-year-old daughter of Bettor\'s De...
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Stratton, 19, wins at Big M

on 02/08/2007 12:00 AM
Nineteen-year-old Jordan Stratton became the second teenager in a week to win a race at the Meadowlands as the son of trainer Dave Stratton guided Mcjates Shadow to a 48-1 upset in 1:54.4 in the $15,000, ninth-race $20,000 claimer for fillies and mares Wednesday night. The win came in Jordan Stratton\'s fifth attempt at the Big M. Based at Monticello, Stratton now has 40 wins in 250 career driv...
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A sassy winner at Dover

on 02/08/2007 12:00 AM
It was a big night for the Delaware stallion CR Commando with both Go Sassy Go and Rusty\'s Biggie winning the $26,500 Open and $23,000 Jr. Open trots, respectively, on a chilly Wednesday at Dover Downs. Tim Tetrick added four winners to his North American -and-track-leading totals. For the second week in a row, Delbert Cain\'s Go Sassy Go, who moved up from the Jr. Open, scored a convincing 1:...
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NY OTB bettors gone wild

on 02/08/2007 12:00 AM
It was \"Bettors Gone Wild\" at an OTB branch in New York last Monday as a self-service betting machine allowed wagers to be made on races at Gulfstream Park without a dime being invested. A computer glich reportedly allowed bettors for about a half hour to make unlimited bets on races from the Florida racetrack at the Bay Parkway OTB branch in Bensonhurst, although all the wagers were later voide...
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Leppler to speak on TRIP

on 02/08/2007 12:00 AM
Anton Leppler, executive secretary of the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission, will speak at the upcoming Harness Horsemen\'s International meeting about the development and early successes of the state\'s new Trainer Responsibility Integrity Program (TRIP), which seeks to reduce the number of human and equine positive tests in Pennsylvania harness racing. The TRIP allows trainers to sign up...
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Det. Freep drops results

on 02/08/2007 12:00 AM
Racing coverage in the metro-Detroit area just got a little smaller as the Detroit Free Press has dropped carrying race results and it took a last-minute plea from handicapper Bill \"Raylebird\" Rayle to keep the newspaper from also dropping entries and selections. Rayle said he was initially contacted by sports editor Gene Myers a few weeks ago that the entire racing coverage from the area, in...
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Mare repeats at Dover

on 02/07/2007 12:00 AM
It was the same story for the second straight week as Yada Yada Yada A won the $27,500 feature event for female pacers on Tuesday at Dover Downs. Casino Bus rolled down the stretch to win the $23,000 Mares Jr. Open. Tim Tetrick, who leads all drivers in North American, drove four winners to become the first driver in the sport to win 100 races in 2007. Last Tuesday, Ross Wolfenden drove Yada Y...
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Sean Campbell not guilty

on 02/07/2007 12:00 AM
Saratoga-based harness trainer Sean Campbell was reportedly found not guilty Tuesday on charges of animal cruelty that has kept him on the sidelines since June 2005. Campbell, 45, was charged with beating his wife\'s riding horse at Saratoga after local police received a complaint from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). It took less than an hour for the jury of four men and tw...
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