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Cam\'s Fool qualifies in U.S.

on 02/01/2007 12:00 AM
Cam’s Fool has returned from a tour Down Under and qualified in 1:56 at the Meadowlands Thursday morning. Driven by Brian Sears, Cam’s Fool closed in :26.4 to finish fourth in the seventh qualifier of the morning. Down Under the Cam’s Card Shark 5 year old made 12 starts and earned $20,200 with one win, three seconds and a third. He was fourth in his Inter Dominion heat last March and ...
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Solvalla bans top trotter

on 02/01/2007 12:00 AM
Roger Hammer confirmed to harnessracing.com Thursday that he has been told by an official at Solvalla racetrack in Sweden that he would not be permitted to race Vivid Photo in this year’s Elitlopp due to Hammer’s admission to giving the 2005 Hambletonian winner anabolic steroids last year. Sweden\'s rules preclude any horse that has been given anabolic steroids from competing in that country. ...
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Currier & Ives in Kentucky

on 02/01/2007 12:00 AM
The International Museum of the Horse, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, will be presenting “The Story of Harness Racing by Currier and Ives and the Kentucky Connection” historic art exhibition from June 15-Oct. 21. Produced by the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame, this exhibition highlights the early history of the sport of harness racing through a rare series of Currier and I...
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Georgian Downs still closed

on 02/01/2007 12:00 AM
Georgian Downs has announced it is cancelling the race programs scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 6 and Saturday, Feb. 10, as its contract dispute with the Ontario Harness Horse Association continues. The track has yet to race in 2007, with the latest two cancellations bringing the total number of lost race cards to 12.
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Yada etc. takes Dover open

on 01/31/2007 12:00 AM
Yada Yada Yada A and Steve Warrington shared the spotlight Tuesday at Dover Downs. Yada Yada Yada A made good use of starting from the rail in the $27,500 mares open/handicap pace turning in a 1:51.4 victory while Steve Warrington drove Dance Hall to his 5,000th career win in the $23,000 mares Jr. Open. The sport\'s leading driver Tim Tetrick had a triple, Ross Wolfenden and Brad Hanners won two r...
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Yonkers increases purses

on 01/31/2007 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway has announced a purse increase effective Monday, Feb. 5, with the rise being across the board except for the bottom-level claimers and conditioned horses. The trio of weekly Open Handicaps--for trotters, pacers and distaff pacers--will now race for $35,000, a $10,000 jump. When Yonkers closed in June 2005 to prepare for the video gaming machines the races went for $15,000 each. ...
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NJSEA\'s Zoffinger resigns

on 01/31/2007 12:00 AM
George Zoffinger, the president and CEO of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, which operates the Meadowlands, has reportedly resigned his $195,000-a-year position as soon as a replacement is named. The unexpected resignation comes reportedly during an ethics investigation that centers on whether Zoffinger violated conflict-of-interest rules by not disclosing that his son was an ass...
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18 year old to drive in NJ

on 01/31/2007 12:00 AM
Devan Miller, the 18-year-old daughter of driver David Miller, will make her Meadowlands debut Wednesday night when she climbs into the sulky behind Maltese Malcom, the 5-2 morning-line choice in the eighth-race $12,800 conditioned trot. “Yes, I’m actually nervous, and I haven’t got nervous about a race in a long time. But I am for tonight for some reason,” Devan admitted to harnessraci...
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Witmer pleads guilty

on 01/31/2007 12:00 AM
Published reports state Dr. John Witmer, arrested last spring along with Seldon and Eric Ledford and Ryan and Ardena Dailey, has pled guilty to the fourth-degree crime of maintaining false medical records. The Ledfords and Daileys earlier reached an agreement with the New Jersey attorney general on different charges that will result in each being fined and placed on a one-year probationary period,...
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Monticello miracle dies

on 01/31/2007 12:00 AM
Don Karkos, who received an inordinate amount of media attention back in December when it was learned that from a bump on the head from a trotter named My Buddy Chimo the sight was restored to his right eye, has died at the age of 82. Pegged the \"Monticello Miracle” by the area\'s biggest local daily newspaper, Karkos’s name had been spoken and his story told by countless media outlets n...
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Two hot number at YR

on 01/30/2007 12:00 AM
If you\'re number two you\'re supposed to try harder and, sure enough, those saddle pads tried the hardest Monday night at Yonkers Raceway as five \"two horses\"--all in succession--found the winner\'s circle during the 10-race program. Odds-on favorite Ketystone Rideau ($2.60) and leading driver Stephane Bouchard began the tours of two\'s, winning the $6,000, fourth-race pace. Bouchard and ...
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Pierce takes Dover features

on 01/30/2007 12:00 AM
It was déjà vu all over again in Monday\'s double-feature events at Dover Downs. Just as the previous Monday, Fake Denario N in 1:50.1 and Black Cat Bone, in 1:52.4, both driven by Ron Pierce, turned in impressive victories in the $37,500 Preferred pace and $35,000 Delaware Special, respectively. Maximum Viking and Jim Morand cut out the early pace with Fake Denario N and Lather Machine wit...
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Scotty beams into circle

on 01/30/2007 12:00 AM
Ashcos Scotty benefited from an ideal second-over trip and a strong three-wide move to prevail in the $8,000 feature trot from Pompano Park on Monday. Driven from post five by David Ingraham, Ashcos Scotty dropped back to fourth place along the rail as post time favorite Absolute Resolve (Wally Hennessey) made the lead rather easily, taking the field through fractions of :29.2 and :59.3, before...
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Waples wins in return

on 01/30/2007 12:00 AM
The charitable night at Western Fair Raceway on Monday was supported by one of Canada’s best known drivers, Randy Waples, who timed his return from six months of healing and rehabilitation from a Mohawk racing accident last July 30 to support Western Fair’s life saving heart defibrillator acquisition and the Chase McEachern Tribute Fund of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. “After I got hur...
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Trotter back after 6 years

on 01/30/2007 12:00 AM
Cherry Hills, an 11-year-old trotter that has not competed in a pari-mutuel race since Dec. 31, 2000, will make his return to the track in Wednesday’s fourth race $4,700 trot from Pompano Park. “When I first shipped in I saw him (Cherry Hills) jogging,” Cherry Hills’ former trainer Bill Gallagher said. “He was going the other way and I looked, and I thought, ‘It can’t be him, what...
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$65,000 bid tops Fla. sale

on 01/29/2007 12:00 AM
Deale Hanover, a 2-year-old daughter of Western Ideal out of the mare Deer Valley Miss, brought a sale-high bid of $65,000 at Sunday\'s South Florida Sunshine Sale held at the South Florida Trotting Center. Consigned by All In Stable, Deale Hanover\'s winning bid came from Robert Cooper of Boca Raton, Fla. Diamond Jubilee, a 2-year-old daughter of Andover Hall out of the unraced mare Almond Chi...
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Offshore Dream wins in Paris

on 01/28/2007 12:00 AM
Offshore Dream, a 5-year-old son of Reve d’Udon, has pulled a stunning upset in the $1.3 million Prix d’Amerique at Vincennes racetrack in Paris, France, winning by open lengths in a record mile rate of 1:55.4 for the 2,700 meter race, which is about 1 3/4 miles. On a cloudy and cool, but not cold day in Paris, a pack grandstand of spectators saw trainer Pierre Levesque leave from post one ...
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He Wants It All wins debut

on 01/28/2007 12:00 AM
He Wants It All, the two-time defending champion of the Isle of Capri Pace, won his seasonal debut at Pompano Park on Saturday, taking the third-race featured event, a $10,000 Open Handicap Pace in 1:52.1 Driven from post seven by Wally Hennessey, He Wants It All quickly cleared the field to make the lead on the first turn, cruising through an opening quarter mile in :26.4. Passing the grandsta...
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California Dreamin in 1:52.4

on 01/28/2007 12:00 AM
The best pacers on the grounds met up on Saturday night at Cal-Expo Raceway in an Invitational Handicap for a purse of $10,000, in which California Dream remained razor sharp. Before being assigned post-position six in a field reduced to five with a scratch, driver Rick Kuebler had every reason to be confident, given his charge was gunning for his fifth in-a-row, and his eighth win in the la...
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Longshots at Rosecroft

on 01/28/2007 12:00 AM
In Rosecroft’s top event of Saturday evening, longshot Keystone Demi paced three-wide to win in 1:57.3 for driver Corey Callahan. The 4-year-old Western Hanover mare, owned by Robert Rudolph of N.J., left the gate from post six to close strongly through a second-over trip. Trained by Arthur Allen, this victory marks the mare’s first of the season. As of Saturday, driver Callahan holds one o...
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