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Mohawk quals canceled

on 02/05/2007 12:00 AM
Frigid temperatures have prompted Monday\'s qualifiers at Mohawk Racetrack to be canceled. Qualifiers are next scheduled for Friday, Feb. 9.
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You\'re Next goes for 14

on 02/05/2007 12:00 AM
Fresh off his track record-breaking 13th consecutive victory, undefeated trotting star You’re Next puts his perfect record on the line Monday at Pompano Park in the fifth-race feature event. Starting from post three, You’re Next is the 5-2 morning-line favorite and for the first time will be driven by Bruce Ranger as regular pilot, Wally Hennessey, who has steered You’re Next in all of his 1...
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NY Post breaks story

on 02/05/2007 12:00 AM
The Monday front page of the New York Post features breaking news about a state grand jury probing allegations of race fixing--and illegal substances in race horses, notably Epogen--at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway during the past summer. The Post story says a 23-member grand jury panel was convened last week to hear evidence, which reportedly includes wiretapped conversations. Subpoenas have rep...
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Royal Man reigns at Big M

on 02/04/2007 12:00 AM
Royal Man shook loose in the stretch and paced strongly to the wire, for a 1-1/2 length, 1:50.3 victory in the featured $29,000 4-year-old open pace on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. My Boy David finished second after a tough first-over trip. It was 1 ½ lengths back to Wonderful One in third. “He raced good,” driver Yannick Gingras said. “This was a perfect example of a trip for...
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Woodbine Pick 7 fattens

on 02/04/2007 12:00 AM
A lucrative Pick 7 payout is still up for grabs at Woodbine after fans could only nail five of the seven winners in the popular wager at the Toronto oval Saturday evening. Just two favorites (Muscle Power, $6.50, in the 4th; Whosurboy, $4.40, in the 6th) won races in the Pick 7, which returned $535.25. The other winners were Urgently N ($14.80) in the 3rd, Most Happy One ($22.50) in the 5th,...
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JK Big Shot fires at Ppk

on 02/04/2007 12:00 AM
JK Big Shot rolled off cover at the top of the stretch and stormed past the race favorite, He Wants It All, in the final yards to upset the $20,000 Isle of Capri Pacing Series Preview at Pompano Park on Saturday, stopping the timer in 1:53.1. Driven from the rail by Anthony Napolitano, JK Big Shot secured a spot along the pylons in fourth place while the two-time Isle of Capri Final winner and ...
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Paradusho win Rcr feature

on 02/04/2007 12:00 AM
Paradusho N earned a strong 1:56.3 win in the $6,000 featured pace for fillies and mares at Rosecroft Raceway on Saturday, after getting a perfect pocket trip along the rail. The 10-year-old veteran mare by Road Machine left alertly off of the gate from post seven with Frank Milby at her lines She paced through well-rated fractions of :27.3, :58.4, and 1:27.4. Milby asked more of the mare at th...
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Tweedle Dum in 1:53.2

on 02/03/2007 12:00 AM
Tweedle Dum, whose name is already etched in the Pompano Park record books after winning 21 races last year, tied the world record for older geldings on a five-eighths mile track and became the fastest trotter in the Pompano’s 43-year history, winning the $15,000 Mack Lobell Preview Friday night in 1:53.2. Driven from post three by Walter Ross, Jr., Tweedle Dum emerged from an early three-hor...
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Chalk walks in Count B

on 02/03/2007 12:00 AM
The opening leg of The Count B Pacing Series for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings kicked off at Woodbine Racetrack earlier tonight, and favorites Heaven Touched (1:57.3) and Ciroc (1:57.3) reigned supreme in their respective $17,000 divisions. Heaven Touched (Artsplace – Fondle) lived up to his 2-5 billing in the opening split, but it wasn\'t exactly smooth sailing for the Duane Marfisi-t...
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Whiz a frigid winner

on 02/03/2007 12:00 AM
Fox Valley Whiz took advantage of a pocket trip given him by driver Dale Hiteman, and shot up the passing lane in time to post 1:58.1 victory in Maywood Park’s $10,300 feature race on a frigid Friday evening. The winning mile time by Fox Valley Whiz, a 7-year-old son of Incredible Finale, may be a bit deceiving. The temperature at post time was in the single digits -- eight degrees -- and a s...
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Thirteen straight for Miss G

on 02/03/2007 12:00 AM
Back in mid-October of 2006 at Monticello Raceway, three horses finished ahead of Miss Galvinator A. No horse has done so since. This femme freak -- and we say that with nothing but love -- returned to Yonkers Raceway for her first visit this season in Friday night\'s $25,000 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap pace, winning in 1:57.3. She was promptly assigned the eight hole, and it promptly ma...
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Reynolds Caretaker of Year

on 02/03/2007 12:00 AM
Henry (Pete) Reynolds, an 88-year-old caretaker who looks after 12 horses at Riverbend Standardbreds in Jonesville, Mich., has been named Caretaker of the Year by Harness Tracks of America and Hanover Shoe Farms. Reynolds, who has been an owner, trainer, driver, breeder and catch driver for almost 50 years, now works full days at the Michigan farm and then drives to a local medical care facilit...
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Tetrick, Morgan win 4 at DD

on 02/03/2007 12:00 AM
Scootin Scholar (1:52.3) and Midnight Express (1:54.2) won the co-feature races on Saturday, Feb .3, at Dover Downs. Tim Tetrick and Tony Morgan each won four races. Scootin Scholar was all alone in the stretch, notching a convincing win in the $15,000 Delaware male pace. Brandon Givens drove the winner for Ron Waller and Nanticoke Racing. Diamonds Revenge (Corey Callahan) was the second finish...
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Majestic Son wins O\'Brien

on 02/03/2007 12:00 AM
At a sold-out O’Brien Awards gala held at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel in Mississauga, Ont., millionaire Majestic Son, Canada\'s richest horse for 2006, was voted Canada\'s Three-Year- Old Trotting Colt of the Year and Horse of the Year for 2006. Mark MacDonald picked up his second consecutive O\'Brien trophy as Canada\'s Driver of the Year while Casie Coleman successfully defended her title as Ca...
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Miss Vera Bars starts

on 02/02/2007 12:00 AM
Bouncing Hanover proved to be much the best Thursday evening at Woodbine in the $17,000(C) opening-leg division of the Miss Vera Bars Pacing Series, as the Cam\'s Card Shark bay tallied a four-length victory in a life\'s best 1:54.2. With pilot Mark MacDonald calling the shots, the John Burns trainee got away fourth from post three and employed the quarter pole move after the marker flashed up ...
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Six-pack for Bouchard

on 02/02/2007 12:00 AM
While Yonkers Raceway in no way condones drinking and driving, we are dutifully obligated to report that Stephane Bouchard Thursday night enjoyed a six-pack...and yes, he was steering vehicles with horsepower. Yonkers\' leading driver won a half-dozen races on the 10-race, and he didn\'t even drive in two of \'em. Bouchard overcame the eight hole in the $6,000 pacing opener, prevailing with Tr...
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German feel in Mack Lobell

on 02/02/2007 12:00 AM
Bossi Corner and Byzanz, both sired by the American-bred and German based stallion Bosphorus, will start in the $15,000 Mack Lobell Trot Preview at Pompano Park on Friday. What makes this meeting unique is the fact that Bosphorus has just three foals that are currently registered and racing in the United States. Bred in Kentucky by Castleton Farm, Bosphorus competed with the top sophomore trott...
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Plainridge to open early

on 02/02/2007 12:00 AM
Plainridge Racecourse will usher in the 2007 New England harness racing season with an early March 19 opening. An April 2 starting date had previously been announced. Track officials announced racing programs will be held on Mondays and Tuesdays during March and April, and Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays from April to November 29. The measure was approved this week by the Massachusetts Racing Com...
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A desperate housewife

on 02/02/2007 12:00 AM
She hadn\'t beaten her archrival in her last two, and to make matters worse, she drew two slots outside of that foe, but when the dust settled, Desperatehousewife had defeated Benn\'s Fire. Trotters were spotlighted on Thursday night at Cal-Expo Raceway in an $8,500 Invitational Handicap, in which Desperatehousewife roughed it up and scored impressively. In advance of starting from post positio...
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Three to enter Indiana HOF

on 02/02/2007 12:00 AM
The Indiana Standardbred Hall of Fame will induct new members Saturday evening, February 3. Dr. George McClarnon, Raymond J. “Steve” Panke and pacing mare Extreme Velocity will be honored during the Indiana Standardbred Awards Banquet. The three honorees make up the Hall of Fame’s 2006 Class, which was determined last October. All three earned at least 70 percent of the vote by the directors...
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