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More Ledford case news

on 01/25/2007 12:00 AM
The Thursday edition of the Newark Star-Ledger newspaper includes a report on the case of horsemen Eric and Seldon Ledford. To read the Star-Ledger story, click here.
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Gingras ready for finals

on 01/25/2007 12:00 AM
Driver Yannick Gingras has solid chances in all three series finals this weekend at the Meadowlands –the $85,000 Clyde Hirt Final on Friday night and the $116,600 Presidential Final and $85,000 Complex Final on Saturday night. “I chose Renoir in the Clyde Hirt Final even though I think Crawdad is a better horse,” Gingras explained. “I’ve driven Renoir for a long time for my friend [tr...
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You\'re Next Goes For 13th

on 01/24/2007 12:00 AM
The undefeated trotter, You’re Next, sidelined nearly 10 months due to an injury, will try to set the track record for most consecutive wins at Pompano Park Harness Track Wednesday. You’re Next, a 5-year-old gelding by Yankee Paco, is 12 for 12 lifetime and tied with the pacer, Lady Netty N (1999), for the track record. You’re Next will start from post four for driver Wally Hennessey in t...
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Small Willowdale final

on 01/24/2007 12:00 AM
Mister Big and Predator DVM look to be the sharpest performers set to contest the $56,300 final of the Willowdale Pacing Series for 4 year olds Saturday evening at Woodbine. Only five horses were entered in the Willowdale, which will be the first race on the 11-race card from the Toronto oval. Having already notched victories in the preliminary legs, Predator DVM (PP3, Rick Zeron) and Mister Bi...
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Slots open in Chester

on 01/24/2007 12:00 AM
Harrah’s Chester Casino & Racetrack opened its doors for its first full day of slots play Tuesday in suburban Philadelphia. According to reports, hundreds of customers were in attendance by mid-day, causing a slight traffic tie-up at lunchtime. Because of its location not far from Delaware Park, and only about an hour’s drive from Atlantic City, customers were asked to make comparisons abou...
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Tougher rules for California?

on 01/24/2007 12:00 AM
The California Horse Racing Board gave initial approval Tuesday to an overhaul of the state\'s equine drug policies—both Thoroughbred and Standardbred. The plan would include the first ban of anabolic steroids and stiffer penalties for TCO2 positives. According to a report by Debbie Arrington in the Sacramento Bee, the racing board voted 7-0 to open a 45-day public review of the changes, whic...
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McNaught reappointed

on 01/24/2007 12:00 AM
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has reappointed Sarah McNaught as Chairman of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission. McNaught\'s term expires in 2010. Governor Daniels also appointed Steve Schaefer to the panel. Schaefer replaces Will Koch, who resigns due to time constraints of managing his family\'s business. Steve Schaefer, CEO of Schaefer Technologies, Inc., is the son of Michael G. Schaefe...
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Yonkers requires vaccine

on 01/24/2007 12:00 AM
Effective Monday, Feb. 5, Yonkers Raceway will require all horses boarding and/or racing on the grounds to show proof of an Equine Herpes Vaccine (EHV) within the past 90 days. The edict comes after Cornell University\'s Cooperative Extension in Dutchess County, NY, announced an EHV-1 diagnosis in that county, located north of the track. EHV-1, which is highly communicable, has been linked to m...
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Roddy ready for big final

on 01/24/2007 12:00 AM
The $116,600 Presidential Final on Saturday night headlines a week rich in stakes action at the Meadowlands and Roddy’s Bags Again, trained by Tim Torbert, is among the eight contenders. Also highlighting the week are the $70,000 Super Bowl for trotters on Wednesday, $50,000 White Ruffles for pacing mares on Thursday, and $85,000 Clyde Hirt Final for 4-year-old pacers on Friday night. In last...
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Could Eric return to bike?

on 01/24/2007 12:00 AM
According to a Wednesday news report on the Asbury Park Press, New Jersey, web site, horseman Eric Ledford, his father, and two associates pleaded guilty Wednesday in Superior Court, but there is also a deal in the works that could allow Eric Ledford to be back racing soon. The four--Eric, his father Seldon Ledford, and Ryan and Ardena Dailey--will be sentenced April 5 by Judge Bette C. Uhrmach...
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SBOANJ honors Southwind

on 01/24/2007 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey is honoring Allen and Connie Skolnick’s Southwind Farm in Pennington as Breeder of the Year for 2006. A special presentation will be made Sunday, January 28, at the annual New Jersey Equine Awards dinner at the Freehold Gardens Hotel. The SBOANJ award, recommended by the organization’s Breeders Committee, recognizes the Skolnick...
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Fargo New Ill Bureau Chief

on 01/23/2007 12:00 AM
Charlyn Fargo is the new bureau chief in the Illinois Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of County Fairs and Horse Racing. She was appointed to the post by Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to replace Tex Moats, who resigned late last year. Ms Fargo, 50, comes to her new job from the State Journal-Register in Springfield where she was the agriculture writer for 27 years. A native of the Sprin...
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Mare now 2 for 3 at Monti

on 01/23/2007 12:00 AM
Percee Angus turned in a gate-to-wire, 1:57.2 victory in the $15,000 Preferred for mares Monday, Jan. 22. Last year Percee Angus won 21 races. Now she\'s two for three this years. On Jan 2, the opening day of the 2007 campaign at Monticello Raceway, Percee Angus picked up where she left off last season winning in a commendable 1:55:3. In her next start, on Jan. 16, the Blissfull Hall 5-year-old...
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Fake Denario N in 1:50.4

on 01/23/2007 12:00 AM
Fake Denario N won the $37,500 Preferred Pace in a flashy 1:50.4 and Black Cat Bone took the $35,000 Delaware Special in 1:52.4, both driven by Ron Pierce, who completed the card with five wins on Monday, Jan. 22 at Dover Downs. Ron Pierce almost canceled his drives because of the onset a stomach virus, but reconsidered. Among a five-win night, Pierce guided Denario N to his second straight vi...
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Banker Ablaze by a nose

on 01/23/2007 12:00 AM
Banker Ablaze and driver Brett Miller had the lead when it mattered most, getting up in the shadow of the wire to win by a nose in 1:59.2 in the third race at Pompano Park Monday, a $7,000 Claiming Handicap Trot. Content to settle in third place as post-time favorite Lovin For Money (Bruce Ranger) coasted through opening fractions of :29 and 1:01.1, Banker Ablaze was shuffled back to fifth as ...
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Riedel awaits Lady Godiva

on 01/23/2007 12:00 AM
After winning two of the first four Lady Godiva Paces at Monticello Raceway, Jody Riedel is looking forward to this year’s event like a kid looks forward to Christmas. The fifth annual Lady Godiva Pace, a race strictly for lady harness drivers, is slated for Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, Feb. 14. It will be the second leg of the Mighty M’s Heritage Drivers Series of 2007. Riedel, who usu...
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Perretti named NJSS chair

on 01/23/2007 12:00 AM
Anthony J. Perretti, general manager of his family-owned breeding farm in Cream Ridge, N.J., has been elected chairman for 2007 of the board of trustees that administers the New Jersey Sire Stakes program in the New Jersey Department of Agriculture. For the past five years, Perretti has been responsible for direct supervision of all aspects of farm operations for the leading standardbred breedi...
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Tetrick, Morgan win three

on 01/22/2007 12:00 AM
Tim Tetrick and Tony Morgan drove three winners each on a snowy Sunday at Dover Downs. Tetrick took the $16,000 Delaware pace feature with Flaming Moe, who scored in 1:54.4 over a track labeled as \"good.\" Todd Wise and Jeff Franklin\'s former Maritime standout Flaming Moe made his first 2007 start a winning one for leading driver Tetrick. Flaming Moe attacked pacesetter Paisan Hall (Eddie Dav...
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Two more arrests in CA case

on 01/22/2007 12:00 AM
Following the bribery sentencing of a former cohort, two more Cal Expo drivers--Todd Ratchford and Jason Maier--were arrested between races Jan. 18 in connection with an alleged conspiracy to fix a May 5, 2006, race at the Sacramento harness track. Ratchford, 42, and Maier, 24, posted bail the following morning and were released. Arraignment was scheduled for Jan. 26 in Sacramento Superior Cour...
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