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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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Charity benefit underway

on 02/06/2007 12:00 AM
New Vocations ninth annual stallion and merchandise auction will be held in conjunction with the winter Blooded Horse Sale February 12 and 13 in Delaware, Ohio, and featured items offered in a silent auction format include a breeding to top trotting sire Conway Hall, a custom painted Blackjack Sheriff, accomodations for six for a week on Marco Island in Florida, and four nights at the Rio Suites i...
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Dean celebrates, mourns

on 02/06/2007 12:00 AM
The past weekend was the best of times and the worst of times for James “Friday” Dean as the Ontario-based trainer, who winters at Southern Oaks Training Center in central Florida, garnered O’Brien trophies for Doonbeg and Domitian Hanover Saturday night, one day after learning his friend and former blacksmith, Mike Sluss, and his wife, Melinda, were killed in the deadly tornado outbreak nea...
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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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