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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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A double-gaited brownie

on 02/07/2007 12:00 AM
In just her second start on the trot, Cinder Brownie became the second fastest Ohio-bred double-gaited horse ever, scoring in 2:02.1 to take the $3,000 third race at Northfield Tuesday for her owners Leo, Klear and Rodney Giesige. \"She always trained down on the trot, but even though she was fast, she made real bad breaks on the pace,\" according to trainer Karen Tkaczyk. \"She wore a short ho...
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16 to go in Prix de France

on 02/07/2007 12:00 AM
Sixteen trotters have been entered for the Prix de France, which will be raced Sunday at Hippodrome Paris-Vincennes. The “sprinter” race of the three giant trotting races held during the winter meet, the contest covers 2,100 meters (about 1 ¼ miles). Included in the field is the great Jean Pierre Dubois-mare Mara Bourbon (And Arifant-Etta Extra by Workaholic), who will be retired after thi...
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French mare to U.S. stallion?

on 02/07/2007 12:00 AM
The Prix de France, with a purse of about $500,000 on the line, will be held Sunday in Paris at the Vincennes racetrack, and among the 16 possible starters is the French mare Mara Bourbon, who will be retired after this start and then possibly bred to Andover Hall. The Prix de France is the sprinter race of the three big trotting events during the winter meet at Hippodrome Paris-Vincennes. It i...
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Pa. slot handle over $1B

on 02/07/2007 12:00 AM
Anton Leppler, executive secretary of the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission, is pleased to report that the “fledgling” Pennsylvania slot industry is on schedule to go over $1 billion in handle sometime late Friday or early Saturday. Yes, that’s $1,000,000,000 fed through the one-armed machines at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Harrah’s Chester, and Philadelphia Park since slot wageri...
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WDB Pick 7 pot growing

on 02/07/2007 12:00 AM
Two big upsets, one historic, at Woodbine on Monday evening has sent the Pick 7 carryover pool for Thursday\'s card of racing sky high. On Monday, racing fans could only get six winners in the Pick 7 at the Toronto oval, setting up a $150,000 guaranteed payout if someone gets all seven winners on Thursday. In fact, the pot is likely to get much larger than the guarantee, perhaps topping the $2...
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What was biggest Jug upset?

on 02/07/2007 12:00 AM
Snow and subzero temperatures have blanketed most of the Midwest, but here\'s a question to think about as you shovel your walk. What was the biggest upset in the history of the Little Brown Jug? Cast your vote by emailing jugtw@aol.com. Please submit your vote by Sunday, Feb. 11. There have been 61 Little Brown Jug’s contested since Ensign Hanover won the inaugural for Wayne (Curly) Sma...
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Phil Hudon wins 3,000th

on 02/06/2007 12:00 AM
Phil Hudon saved one of his finest drives for career win 3,000, guiding Indian Ridge Annie to the milestone victory with a beautiful pocket trip in Monday\'s seventh race at Woodbine. Hudon and \"Annie\" took the $12,000 claiming event by a head over Andromeda for trainer Robert Fellows and the Baystreetbulls Racing Inc. of Richmond Hill. Indian Ridge Annie, a bay 5-year-old Armbro Operative ma...
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Win streak stops at 13

on 02/06/2007 12:00 AM
The 10-year-old veteran trotter Damon Runyon won in his seasonal debut on Monday and subsequently put an end to the 13-race winning streak of track record holder You’re Next when taking the fifth race $7,500 feature at Pompano Park. After briefly yielding the early advantage to Absolute Resolve (Brett Miller), driver Mickey Mc Nichol quickly moved Damon Runyon from the pocket to take the lea...
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Silence is blissfull at RcR

on 02/06/2007 12:00 AM
Blissfull Silence paced to a victory in the $8,200 Open event at Rosecroft Raceway on Monday after sitting in the pocket behind the betting favorite Dixie Pride. The 6-year-old Blissfull Hall gelding left the gate from post five and dropped in along the rail with Donnie Russell at his lines. Owned and trained by Trevor Stafford, Blissfull Silence tracked the leader through swift fractions of :29, ...
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Pick-6 carryover at Big M

on 02/06/2007 12:00 AM
For the second time in seven racing nights, the Pick 6 at the Meadowlands will have nearly a $15,000 carryover heading into Wednesday night’s races. With only one winning favorite in Saturday’s Pick 6 races, five winners were the best bettors could manage, resulting in $14,596.80 carried over to Wednesday. A carryover in excess of $15,000 on the previous Friday attracted an additional $20...
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Burke hearing on Friday

on 02/06/2007 12:00 AM
Trainer Mickey Burke will reportedly have a hearing before the Meadowlands\' stewards Friday regarding his positive test for the Class 2 drug Lidocaine on his horse Doggone Incredible (a second-place finish) at that New Jersey track last December. Burke was the continent\'s leading dash-winning trainer in 2006 with 450 victories and was voted the Glen Garnsey Memorial Trainer of the Year award by ...
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Black cat on cold night

on 02/06/2007 12:00 AM
Keystone Rodeo won the $37,500 Preferred and Black Cat Bone took the $35,000 Delaware Special on the coldest night of the season on Monday at Dover Downs. Last season\'s Horse of the Meet, Keystone Rodeo was at the top of his game in the feature. Brad Hanners pulled the Western Hanover 7 year old to the outside after the half to challenge front-pacing Sharky Osborne and Tony Morgan on the back...
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Devan aims for Lady Godiva

on 02/06/2007 12:00 AM
Fresh off her resounding victory in her inaugural start at the Meadowlands on Feb. 1, Devan Miller will be among the participants when Monticello Raceway presents its fifth edition of its Lady Godiva Pace Wednesday, Feb. 14, a race which features the driving talents of the gentle sex. Miller, just 18 years of age and the daughter of driver David Miller, became one of just 17 women to have won a...
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