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Court to hear Centaur appeal

on 01/22/2007 12:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court said Friday that it will hear an appeal by Centaur, an Indianapolis-based company, which was denied a license by the Pennsylvania State Harness Racing Commission. Centaur owns and operates Hoosier Park. In a two-page statement Friday, the high court said it would hear the appeal by Centaur Inc. on the basis of two questions dealing with the commission\'s decision-...
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Tom Walsh Jr. dies

on 01/22/2007 12:00 AM
Tom Walsh Jr., who owned 1994 Little Brown Jug winner Magical Mike, \'96 Jug winner Armbro Operative, and 1993 Adios champion Miles McCool, died Friday, Jan. 19, in Stuart, Fla., at the age of 78. Walsh was also a benefactor of the Delaware, Ohio, County Fair. He was a major contributor to build the Jug Barn and for many years sponsoring the Magical Mike Pace. Walsh was a native of Long Island,...
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Saratoga gaming expansion

on 01/22/2007 12:00 AM
As it approaches its third anniversary, Saratoga Gaming and Raceway, New York\'s first video gaming property, is in the midst of a construction project that will include a 45,000 square foot addition. The addition will include 431 more video gaming machines, the 300-seat Garden Buffet restaurant, and a two-story night club, Vapor.
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Split sample is positive

on 01/22/2007 12:00 AM
According to the New Jersey Racing Commission, the split sample taken from Doggone Incredible after a Dec. 9 race at the Meadowlands has come back positive for lidocaine. The horse trained by Mickey Burke finished second in the race. Lidocaine is a local anesthetic which can produce pain relief when applied to the skin. Frank Zanzuccki, executive director of the New Jersey Racing Commission, sa...
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Three trainers to Ill Hall

on 01/22/2007 12:00 AM
Trainers Erv Miller, Tom Simmons and Nelson Willis have been selected for induction into the Illinois Harness Racing Hall of Fame. Sonny Graham and Brian Pinske have been selected as immortal inductees into the Hall of Fame, while Fox Valley Memory and Kadabra will be the equine inductees. In other awards announced by the Illinois Harness Horsemen’s Association, Leo Burns, who at age 91 last ...
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Star Role wins Ppk Open

on 01/21/2007 12:00 AM
Star Role and driver Wally Hennessey gutted out a first-over trip to prevail in 1:53.2 in the third race feature event at Pompano Park Saturday, a $10,000 Open Pace. Driven alertly from the gate, Welu’s Dreamboat made the lead in the eight-horse affair and took the field through opening fractions of 27.2 and :56.3. Doctor Viagra ettled behind the leader in second place while Star Role was con...
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Boom Shakalaka is Special

on 01/21/2007 12:00 AM
Boom Shockalaka lowered the boom to win Saturday night\'s $13,800 feature at Dover Downs in 1:55.3. Dash win leader Tim Tetrick and 2006 champion Tony Morgan each drove five winners. Mike Horn and Bobby Rice\'s Boom Shockalaka made it two-in-a-row as Kevin Sizer drover the Blissfull Hall gelding to the victory in the featured Delaware Pace. Search And Rescue was runner-up. B Dee\'s Artist took ...
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Load The Dice rolls in Pres.

on 01/21/2007 12:00 AM
After having his own four-race streak snapped by Nuclear Breeze last week, Load The Dice turned the tables on his foe in the $50,000 second leg of the Presidential Series on Saturday night at the Meadowlands in 1:50.3. Driven by Yannick Gingras, Load The Dice sat third along the pylons as 4-5 favorite Nuclear Breeze battled Roddy\'s Bags Again for the lead against strong winds down the backstre...
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Wide Angle seizes glory

on 01/21/2007 12:00 AM
One week after making a break during the second leg of the Glorys Comet Trotting Series, Wide Angle Hanover bounced back beautifully with a narrow 1:53.4 victory in the C$89,500 final for older horses, Sunday afternoon at Woodbine. Jody Jamieson drove the 7-year-old Muscles Yankee gelding to the head score over 10-1 longshot Adam T for owner-trainer Paula Wellwood. Texas Photo, the near 5-2 fav...
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Win streaks end for mares

on 01/19/2007 12:00 AM
The the second night in a row, a big payoff occurred in series action at the Meadowlands. Thursday night Mysterious Dragon posted her first victory in seven weeks and paid $70.40 to win a division of the White Ruffles Series. In the process, Mysterious Dragon\'s 1:54.1 score also snapped the winning streaks of two other mares. It was a three-way charge to the wire as Mysterious Dragon prevailed...
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Blizzard winner a 116-1 shot

on 01/19/2007 12:00 AM
Armbro Decal and driver Jack Moiseyev pulled a massive upset Thursday evening at Woodbine in the $48,600 final of the Blizzard Pacing Series, triumphing in 1:54.3 at odds of 116-1 and returning $235 on a two-dollar win wager. Moiseyev and the 4-year-old Blissfull Hall mare left well from post 10, worked out a perfect pocket trip and got up in late stretch to post a one-length victory in a lifet...
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Devaux wins five at MR

on 01/19/2007 12:00 AM
Thursday, Jan. 18, was just another day at the office for Stephane Bouchard. He reined three winners on the Monticello Raceway program: Rocket Laag (1:58:2) in the third, Mannart Sound Wave (2:01) in the 12th and The Big Don N in the 13th. However, Bouchard had to take a back seat to Jimmy Devaux who enjoyed one of his best days in the sulky when he reined five winners. Devaux, the driving ...
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JK beats Devilfish

on 01/19/2007 12:00 AM
The first division of hte Clyde Hirt Series on Friday night featured three previous leg winners, JK CU Later, Devilfish and Michelle\'s Gemstone. The three crossed the wire 1-2-3, but not in the order expected as JK CU Later edged Devilfish by a neck in 1:51.2. JK CU Later, who paid $12 to win, extended his winning streak to four. Devilfish was made the betting favorite off of his track rec...
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Shark Time in Snowshoe

on 01/19/2007 12:00 AM
Shark Time won the $45,200 final of the Snowshoe Pacing Series Friday evening at Woodbine, scoring in 1:55. Shark Time and driver Rick Zeron went to the lead before the half and never trailed thereafter, thus sweeping the event for 4 and 4 year olds. Bet down to 1-5 odds at post time, the pair left modestly from the rail spot and got away fourth before the :27.2 opening quarter lit up. Zeron th...
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Ceiling collapse at PPk

on 01/19/2007 12:00 AM
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported late Friday that a 200-foot-by-50-foot section of ceiling drywall collapsed Friday morning at the new building under construction for the Pompano Park slots casino. No one was hurt when the ceiling fell in about 10:45 a.m. Friday, said Sandra King, spokeswoman for Pompano Beach Fire-Rescue. Construction was temporarily suspended, but Isle of Capri officia...
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$120.40 payoff in series

on 01/18/2007 12:00 AM
Fortysecondstreet narrowly got up to win the second of four $12,500 divisions of the Super Bowl and ignite a win payoff of $120.40 Wednesday night at the Meadowlands. He edged Jack Halloran Road by a nose in a lifetime best of 1:56.4. Fortysecondstreet, a son of Lindy Lane, is trained by Neal Ehrhart and driven by Stephen Smith. Peaceful Victory was third, 1 1/2 lengths back. Fortysecondst...
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Quintuplets at Pompano

on 01/18/2007 12:00 AM
Five Kids and trainer-driver Tom Haughton made a three-wide sweep of the field from sixth place on the final turn and was able to pass by the field in the stretch to win the $4,700 feature trot at Pompano Park Wednesday. It was the first start of the year for Five Kids, a 7-year-old gelding by SJ’s Photo from the Lindy’s Crown mare Lindsay Max. The 6-5 Five Kids covered the one-mile race in...
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Self Professed repeats

on 01/18/2007 12:00 AM
Self Professed made it two-in-a-row in scoring a 1:55.4 victory in the $24,000 Open Handicap Trot while Racsan Jenny put away eight rivals to win the $21,000 Jr. Open on Wednesday at Dover Downs. Tony Morgan had a driving triple. In the feature, Martin Scharf\'s Self Professed enjoyed a perfect two-hole trip behind Tim Curtin\'s trot-setter Jake\'s Nordic until the top of the lane when Brad Han...
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Bouchard seven-bagger

on 01/18/2007 12:00 AM
The Wednesday night tally sheet from Yonkers Raceway\'s 10-race extravaganza saw Greg Grismore win a couple of races, Bonnie Rush close stoutly with her trotter, and Stephane Bouchard shamelessly hoard the remaining seven events. The Raceway\'s leading driver won the evening\'s first five races, taking the popular $9.30 early daily double with open-length favorites Quarter Carat ($4.30) and ...
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Magna to close Great Lakes

on 01/18/2007 12:00 AM
Magna Entertainment Corp. has told Michigan Thoroughbred horsemen it will close Great Lakes Downs--formerly Muskegon harness racetrack--following the conclusion of the 2007 meet in November. That will leave Michigan once again without a Thoroughbred racetrack. “(Magna) just didn’t want to continue to take a loss (and receive no) legislative help,\" Michigan Horsemen\'s Benevolent and Protec...
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