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Eb Mahar dies in Florida

on 01/03/2007 12:00 AM
Eb Mahar, the paddock judge at the Meadowlands for many years, died earlier this week in Orlando, Fla. Mahar had been hospitalized for surgery for a hernia about four to five weeks ago, but failed to recover. Additional details about Mahar\'s age and services were not available at this time.
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Yonkers race has conflicts

on 01/03/2007 12:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway has announced dates for four late-closing series, including the seven-leg $750,000 George Morton Levy Memorial for older horse pacers which has some conflicting dates with the Classic Series, Graduate Series, Battle of Lake Erie and Dan Patch Invitational. That could obviously lead to a drain of horses in the division. The Levy Memorial will have six $50,000 legs and then a $200...
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ISOBA picks Ill champs

on 01/03/2007 12:00 AM
World champions My Boy David and Home Bed Advantage are among the Illinois Conceived and Foaled 2-and 3-year-old divisional champions for 2006 announced by the Illinois Standardbred Owners and Breeders Association (ISOBA). The division winners, as well as Illinois Horse of the Year as selected by the USTA members in Illinois, will be honored at the USTA District 5 dinner banquet in Springfield Ja...
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Racing bows to slots in Pa.

on 01/03/2007 12:00 AM
Weekend Thoroughbred fans at Philadelphia Park are going to be shorted races as racing has bowed to casino management in an effort to lessen traffic, with the track dropping two races off its Saturday programs and one on its Sunday cards. Also, it is moving post time back 20 minutes, from 12:25 p.m. to 12:05 p.m. In return, a race will be added on Mondays and Tuesdays. “We’re doing it to al...
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Two named to Horse HOF

on 01/03/2007 12:00 AM
Continentalvictory and Cam\'s Card Shark have been elected into harness racing\'s Living Horse Hall of Fame, with Stanley Bergstein, chairman of the Living Horse Hall of Fame nominating committee of The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, announcing the results. Annual members voted for the two horses they felt exemplified greatness. Continentalvictory received 26.1 percent of the votes cast,...
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Morgan HTA Driver of Year

on 01/03/2007 12:00 AM
Tony Morgan, who won 1,004 races in 2006 and also finished in the top 11 drivers in North America in both money won and driving percentage standings, has won Harness Tracks of America’s (HTA) Driver of the Year championship for the fourth time. The HTA title, one of the most difficult to win in harness racing, awards points from 25 downwards from first to 25th in three major categories--races...
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Teague to drive in Dr. MLK

on 01/03/2007 12:00 AM
He has gained national acclaim with his training process and now George Teague Jr. will jump up on the driver\'s seat and compete at Monticello Raceway next week in a special race which features the talents of African-American harness drivers. The Dr. Martin Luther King Pace is slated for Friday, Jan. 12. Teague, who has developed such champions as Rainbow Blue, Isabella Blue Chip, Western Ace,...
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Dover ushers in 2007

on 01/02/2007 12:00 AM
For the second straight time High Calibre N won the $30,000 Delaware Special at Dover Downs as Steve Warrington guided a 1:53.3 win on the New Year\'s Day card over a \"sloppy\" track. Meet-leading driver Tim Tetrick drove Lather Machine to victory in the $25,000 Open, one of his five wins. Tony Morgan was honored as 2006 leading dash-win driver, winning 1,004 races. Post one has been good for ...
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Alpha Entura stars at Wdb

on 01/02/2007 12:00 AM
Alpha Entura led wire to wire to win Monday’s featured $46,000 Preferred Trot at Woodbine Racetrack, a final prep before the Glorys Comet Series begins next Sunday. Driven by Jody Jamieson, Alpha Entura won in 1:55, defeated Self Righteous and Texas Photo, with favorite Glide Patern settling for fourth. A 5-year-old son of Enjoy Lavec, Alpha Entura is trained by Jeff Gillis, who shares owners...
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Elitlopp for Vivid Photo?

on 01/02/2007 12:00 AM
Vivid Photo’s schedule for 2007 is coming into sharper focus thanks to trainer-driver and co-owner Roger Hammer, with the horseman having big plans for the trotter’s 5-year-old season. The Hambletonian winner, double-millionaire and co-fastest trotter of all time could have some European traveling on his dance card. He will also find his way back to the Meadowlands where he won the $1.5 mi...
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Photographer Linscott dies

on 01/02/2007 12:00 AM
Jim Linscott, the track photographer at Hoosier Park and at many fairs in Ohio and Pennsylvania, died over the weekend in Anderson, Ind., at age 54. The cause of death is believed to be a heart attack. Linscott had suffered a heart attack about six to eight years ago, but after recovering he resumed his schedule of taking pictures of harness races. He was often assisted in his work by one or mo...
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HFW photo wins Smallsreed

on 01/02/2007 12:00 AM
A sweeping photograph of Mr Feelgood’s winning move in the Little Brown Jug, captured by North Carolina’s Dave Witten in a photo published in The Horseman And Fair World, was selected the winner of the 2006 George Smallsreed Award for photojournalism, it was announced by the United States Harness Writers Association. The Smallsreed, named for the chief photographer for the United States Tro...
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Dispute closes Georgian

on 01/02/2007 12:00 AM
A contract dispute between Georgian Downs and the Ontario Harness Horse Association has prompted the Ontario racetrack to cancel its first two cards of 2007. Georgian Downs cancelled on Tuesday and again on Saturday due to regulatory requirements from the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency that requires a signed agreement between a track and horsemen before approval is granted to race.
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Morgan Tetrick hot at Dover

on 01/01/2007 12:00 AM
Tony Morgan and Tim Tetrick have each enjoyed one special 2006 seasons: Morgan tops all drivers in the sport in wins while Tetrick won a driving title at one Chicago track and finished second at another while enjoying a comfortable lead during the 2006 portion of the on-going Dover Downs season. It didn\'t take Tony Morgan to make an impression on Dover Downs fans after arriving at the Delaware...
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Isn\'t he just a dreamboat?

on 12/31/2006 12:00 AM
It was billed as a slugfest between the young newcomer, JK Big Shot, taking on older rivals in the $10,000 Open Handicap Pace at Pompano Park Saturday and the youngster ended up feeling the bitter taste of defeat as Welu’s Dreamboat ($32.60) scored an upset win in 1:53.3. The 11th race main event started out with a slugfest between Honest Lawyer (Daryl Bier) and Doctor Viagra (Joe Pavia, Jr.)...
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Nuclear Breeze 7 straight

on 12/31/2006 12:00 AM
Nuclear Breeze coasted to a 3 1/4-length victory, his seventh in a row, in the tenth race on Saturday night at the Meadowlands in 1:50.1. It was the 4-year-old\'s fifth straight victory in the $35,000 winners-over class at the Meadowlands. Pacific Renegade got up for second, and it was four and a quarter lengths to Hop Sing in third. Nuclear Breeze was trained by Maryland-based Roger Hans...
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Morgan wins Dover feature

on 12/31/2006 12:00 AM
Cash Only Please gave Tony Morgan, the sport\'s leading dash win driver of 2006, his third win of the night and number 1,004 in 2006 in the feature race on Saturday, Dec. 30, at Dover Downs. Apparently locked in sixth as the horses turned for home, Morgan found room to take Cash Only Please to the outside and then outsprinted the fanned out field down the stretch to score a 1:54 victory for ow...
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Tigerama now a millionaire

on 12/31/2006 12:00 AM
With his second-place finish in the $45,000 Open Pace Saturday evening at Woodbine, hard-knocking Richard Griffiths pupil Tigerama sent his career earnings past the $1-million plateau for owner Robert Hamather of Exeter, Ontario. Pilot Mark MacDonald, who was at Tigerama’s lines, left alertly from post five and was first to both the opening quarter (:26.3) and half-mile (:55) indicators. The ...
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Two 3YOs close \'06 sharply

on 12/31/2006 12:00 AM
Devilfish and Western Shore, two Erv Miller trainees that looked so sharp earlier this year, both sneaked wins onto their respective 3-year-old ledgers at Balmoral Saturday night. Devilfish won his conditioned pace in 1:52.1 with Ryan Anderson aboard. The Cam’s Card Shark gelding popped eyes with a 1:50.1 win at Balmoral June 17. Before Saturday, Devilfish had not made a start for Waxman’s ...
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Cal Expo enticed 187 horses

on 12/31/2006 12:00 AM
Thanks to offtrack betting and a strong State Fair meet, Sacramento Harness Association\'s business continues to grow, according to a story by Debbie Arrington in the Sacramento Bee. Its fall meet, which wrapped up Dec. 16, averaged $857,217 a night in wagering, up 5.7 percent from SHA\'s debut meet last fall and almost 13 percent more than Capital Racing\'s Fall 2004 average of $760,282. Th...
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