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Manzi wins CHST title

on 12/19/2006 12:00 AM
Harrah’s Chester Casino and Racetrack, which kicked off its 2006 inaugural meeting on Sunday, Sept. 10, concluded its 45-day stand on Monday, thus accenting the return of harness racing to the Delaware Valley. The season was marked by superlative performances, including two sub-1:50 miles from Fake Denario N, who was named the Horse of the Meet, and business that steadily increased as the seaso...
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Tetrick warm as DD weather

on 12/19/2006 12:00 AM
The temperature reached into the 60s setting up an always fast race day at Dover Downs and 7-1 Maximum Viking pulled a 1:52.1 surprise in the $33,500 pace on Monday. High Calibre N would not be denied in the $30,000 Delaware Special and 13-1 Next Flight pulled a stunner in the $25,000 Open Pace. Tim Tetrick added to his meet-leading total making five trips to the winner\'s circle. Jim Morand and D...
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Muscles flexed at Pompano

on 12/19/2006 12:00 AM
Muscular ($2.40) flexed his muscles and pulled away from the field at the three-quarters to win the $10,000 Open Trot at Pompano Park Monday by two open lengths in 1:56.3. The race saw Guys Gets Girl and driver Bruce Ranger leave from post six to take the early lead by the opening quarter mile in :28.4 with Muscular and owner-trainer-driver Dave Mercer sitting the two-hole trip. As they passed ...
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WEG drivers play Santa

on 12/19/2006 12:00 AM
With highly-respected Canadian sports journalist Dave Perkins at their side, six elite members of the Woodbine Entertainment Group’s Standardbred drivers’ colony donated $15,027.60 to the Jim Proudfoot Corner of the Toronto Star’s Santa Claus Fund Monday evening at Woodbine. “These guys are terrific athletes--some of the best drivers you’ll find anywhere--and their continued support t...
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Woodbine cancels detention

on 12/19/2006 12:00 AM
The Woodbine Entertainment Group has announced that there will not be any horses in retention for the Tuesday program of racing or for three nights during the upcoming holiday season. In an early notice, here are the following race days that will not be having any retention: Tuesday, Dec. 26 Thursday, Dec. 28 Monday, Jan. 1 (From WEG)
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Top mare disqualified

on 12/19/2006 12:00 AM
A hearing officer in Kentucky has upheld a judge’s prior ruling regarding Loyal Opposition’s positive test for Banamine following her win in the 2005 Allerage Farm Series final at The Red Mile, which means owner Daniel Waxman will have to return the $40,000 winner’s money so that it may be redistributed. “From the Kentucky Racing Authority’s standpoint this is over with,” the Author...
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USHWA issues ballot caveat

on 12/19/2006 12:00 AM
Because of a printing error on stat sheets mailed with the year-end divisional balloting to members of the United States Harness Writers Assocation (USHWA) that could cause confusion, USHWA has issued the following release: It has been brought to our attention that in the statistical material sent out accompanying the Horse of the Year ballots, incorrect information about the summary line of ol...
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Lachance, Pierce win in Italy

on 12/19/2006 12:00 AM
Mike Lachance and Ron Pierce both won races Tuesday night in the Tournament of Four Nations, a driving competition held in Trieste, Italy. After finishing last in the first of four challenge races Lachance came back to post a victory in the second. Pierce earned his victory in the fourth race of the tournament. Lachance directed Creso Egral to a win in a mile rate of 2:03.4 for the 1,660 meters...
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1984 3CP of Year won 44

on 12/19/2006 12:00 AM
On The Road Again, one of the most popular and successful pacers of recent decades, was euthanized today at Blue Chip Farm after suffering a bout of colic. The chestnut pacing stallion was 25 and had been operated on after a bout with colic in 2001. \"He was a very special horse with a lot of personality and we\'ll miss him here at the farm,\" said Jean Brown of Blue Chip Farm. During his t...
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O\'Brien finalists announced

on 12/19/2006 12:00 AM
Standardbred Canada today announced the finalists for the 2006 O\'Brien Awards with only 3-year-old filly trotter Pure Ivory being named a unanimous winner. The awards are named in honor of the late Joe O\'Brien, an outstanding horseman and a member of The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. The winners will be announced at the O\'Brien Awards banquet on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007. The 2006 O\'Brie...
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Wendell Blake dead at 74

on 12/19/2006 12:00 AM
Wendell C. Blake died Thursday, Dec. 14, at his residence in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. He was 74. Mr Blake was an owner and driver for over 50 years and was a member of the Saratoga Harness Hall of Fame. As a driver he won 427 races and over $1.1 million in purses. He drove in his last race Oct. 5, 2006, winning with trotter Lady’s Country Boy at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway. In addition to hi...
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HoP deal worth $8.2 million

on 12/18/2006 12:00 AM
In documents filed with the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, Centaur, Inc. will pay an aggregate cost of $8.2 million to become sole owner of Hoosier Park. Centaur and Churchill Downs Incorporated announced Dec. 13 that an agreement had been reached wherein CDI’s 62 percent majority stake would be sold to the Indianapolis-based company, but financial terms were not disclosed. The sale agreeme...
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Soph trotter named as best

on 12/18/2006 12:00 AM
Majestic Son was named Woodbine Entertainment Group 2006 Horse of the Year Sunday night at its award dinner at Mohawk Racetrack. A 3-year-old trotter, Majestic Son beat Triple Crown champion Glidemaster in three major events this year, including the Breeders Crown. \"At the beginning of the year, I had hoped that we would be in this position with him, but to hope for it and for it to be reality...
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Primetime Bobcat hurt

on 12/18/2006 12:00 AM
Former world champion pacer Primetime Bobcat has reportedly suffered a tendon injury, which occurred at the start of the Open Pace at Woodbine Saturday night. \"He injured the tendon sheath which protects the tendon area,\" Anthony Montini, who trains and co-owns the pacer with Basil Michele and William and Joseph Rogers, told Standardbred Canada. \"Early indications are optimistic, but it\'s ...
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Givens a bully at Dover

on 12/18/2006 12:00 AM
Brandon Givens drove Bully McCool N to a 1:51.4 victory in the $13,500 Delaware pace, the Sunday feature race at Dover Downs. It was Givens\' second winner of the night. In addition, the sport\'s leading dash-winning driver, Tony Morgan, had three winners. Bully McCool N left like a bullet for Givens to get the first lead, and never relinquished it en route to his fourth win of the year. The ...
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Young Zendt, Bolon debut

on 12/18/2006 12:00 AM
With a combined 4,829 driving victories, veteran drivers Bill Zendt and Rodney Bolon are ready to unleash their sons Phil Zendt and Kyle Bolon into harness racing’s driving colony. Phillip Zendt, 27, will be making his third career driving start on Tuesday in the third race at The Meadows with Hickory Louie, a horse he also trains. The 3-year-old pacer was bred and is owned by William Gillila...
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Nuclear Breeze Scores

on 12/17/2006 12:00 AM
Nuclear Breeze scored his fifth straight win, ninth in 14 starts this year, in a lifetime best 1:49 in a $35,000 winners-over $25,000 condition pace Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Sent off as the even-money favorite, Nuclear Breeze took the lead on the turn for home and rebuffed PH Top Dog, who finished second by three-quarters of a length. It was another 2 3/4 lengths back to Hop Sing in...
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Doctor Viagra wins feature

on 12/17/2006 12:00 AM
Doctor Viagra, with a late surge at the wire, beat both Eleven A M and Honest Lawyer by a head in capturing the $10,000 Open Handicap Pace over a sloppy, rain-soaked track in 1:52.2 at Pompano Park Saturday. Driven by Brett Miller, Doctor Viagra posted his sixth win this year for the Ellacott Shaker Stable of Beachwood, Ohio, and trainer Bud Foster. The featured race started off with Eleven A M...
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Rosecroft Ends Season

on 12/17/2006 12:00 AM
The 2006 closing night at Rosecroft Raceway celebrated the careers of horses and horsemen alike; presentations were made throughout the evening for Horse of the Year, Driver and Trainer of the Year as well as several retirements ceremonies. One of the most notable events was in the final race of the card. Rosecroft’s leading reinsman John Wagner hit 4,500 career driving wins with Champagne Bl...
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Tetrick adds four more

on 12/17/2006 12:00 AM
Beavercreek Harley and Gryffindor won features, the track\'s leading driver, Tim Tetrick, drove fourwinners, Jim Morand had a double and Chuck Crissman trained two winners Saturday at dover Downs. John Wagenhoffer\'s Beavercreek Harley notched a 1:53 triumph in a $12,000 Delaware pace, his second win in his last three races, to give the meet\'s leading driver, Tim Tetrick, one of his four win...
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