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Georgian dark through 20th

on 01/11/2007 12:00 AM
Georgian Downs has announced it has canceled its two programs next week through the 20th as negotiations continue to settle a contract dispute with the Ontario Harness Horse Association (OHHA). Georgian Downs announced both the Tuesday, Jan. 16, and Saturday, Jan. 20, programs have been canceled, bringing the number of dates lost this year due to the impasse to six. Members of the OHHA have bee...
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Storm headed to Woodbine

on 01/11/2007 12:00 AM
He turned many heads as a 3 year old and now Stormaway is set to return to action Saturday evening at Woodbine in the $40,000(C) opening leg of the Willowdale Series. The Willowdale, for 4-year-old pacers, will have its $40,000(C) second leg take place on Jan. 13, while the $59,600(C) (est.) final will be conducted on Jan. 27. The son of Northern Luck went unraced at two and made 20 starts at t...
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The dice looks to throw a 5

on 01/11/2007 12:00 AM
It is not the usual praise heaped on a top level horse but Load The Dice has personality, and it does not hurt that he also has a nose for the winner’s circle and makes his 2007 debut in Saturday night’s $50,000 opening round of the Presidential Series at the Meadowlands. The 5-year-old gelded son of Cam’s Card Shark is rated 5-1 in the morning line in the featured seventh race despite a ...
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He\'s hoping to dust \'em off

on 01/11/2007 12:00 AM
There is no way to know what kind of luck trainer R. Dustin Jones will have in Friday night’s Clyde Hirt Series at the Meadowlands but he knows one thing–one of his two entrants will have a new home by the time the second leg of the three-week series rolls around the following Friday. Jones will send out both Luck Goes Around and Armbro Durable in two of the four $18,000 divisions of the Hi...
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Tetrick adds another four

on 01/10/2007 12:00 AM
Overlooked Kellytuck Sophie pulled a 21-1 upset scoring a 1:53.1 victory in the $24,000 Mares Open Handicap pace on Tuesday at Dover Downs while I\'m All In, one of Tim Tetrick\'s four winners, took the $20,000 Jr. Mares Open. Jonathan Roberts found room along the passing lane to hustle Kellytuck Sophie past Yada Yada Yada A and Ross Wolfenden at the wire in the track\'s top distaff event of t...
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Lucky 13 for young Bolon

on 01/10/2007 12:00 AM
Kyle Bolon, 18, the son of longtime Meadows trainer-driver Rodney Bolon, earned his first career driving victory Tuesday night, in the second race at The Meadows. In only his 13th lifetime start, Bolon reached the winner’s circle with Mary’s Girl, a horse his father co-owns with Mike Fellinger. Bolon got away fourth from post position three, in the field of eight trotters. Bet down as the p...
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Big bucks, no whammies

on 01/10/2007 12:00 AM
The New Year has started with a bang as plenty of huge payoffs and a bevy of new wagers have fans buzzing at Balmoral Park, with the “new” 50-cent superfecta the most lucrative wager on the menu, averaging almost $2,000 through the opening week. Last Saturday night’s sixth race produced the biggest payday of the meet, returning $12,783 on a 50-cent wager. The return of quinella wagering h...
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Jan. sale offers ops

on 01/10/2007 12:00 AM
Finding a racehorse ready-to-go will be easy at the January Select Mixed Sale at the Meadowlands Monday, Jan. 15, as more than 100 horses slated to be sold are currently racing. Included among the racehorse offerings are the 2006 Adios winner Cactus Creek, the 2006 Art Rooney winner Gimmebackmybullets and world champion Spirit Of A Shark. The sale also includes some “magnificent mares,” inc...
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Pompano gets slots license

on 01/10/2007 12:00 AM
Pompano Park and its parent company Isle of Capri Casinos announced Wednesday morning a gaming license has been awarded by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, with a 1,500 slot machine site scheduled to open in late winter/early spring. “The future of Isle of Capri looks like Pompano Park,” said Timothy Hinkley, president and COO of Isle of Capri in a press relea...
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Winning a breeze for Cooke

on 01/10/2007 12:00 AM
Thomas B Cooke–professor, taxation expert and lawyer–also happens to be the owner and breeder of one of the best pacers currently in training as his homebred, Nuclear Breeze, is rated the 3-2 morning line favorite in Saturday night’s $50,000 opening round of the three-week Presidential Series for free-for-all pacers at the Meadowlands. Nuclear Breeze carries a seven-race winning streak w...
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Dr. King Pace posts drawn

on 01/10/2007 12:00 AM
Monticello Raceway\'s 2007 Heritage Driver Series kicks off Friday afternoon with the sixth edition of the Dr Martin Luther King Jr Pace, featuring the talents of drivers of African-American heritage. “’Normally we would present this race on Jan. 15, the actual date of Dr. King’s birth, but we are not racing on that Monday afternoon this year so it was decided to present the event on Fr...
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Jug Preview adds supps.

on 01/10/2007 12:00 AM
Owners of 3-year-old pacers who failed to nominate or sustain for the Jug Preview at Scioto Downs will now have the option of supplementing this year for $6,000. This important prep race for the Little Brown Jug is slated for Sept. 8. Director of racing Stacy Cahill announced that if a horse meets Scioto’s qualifying standards but is not otherwise eligible, supplemental payments will be taken...
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New stakes for NY breds

on 01/09/2007 12:00 AM
The New York Sire Stakes has announced the creation of the Empire Breeders Classic, a new stakes opportunity for New York-bred horses. The event will be for 3-year-old trotters and pacers, with separate divisions for colts and fillies featuring $150,000 estimated finals for each. It will be raced for the first time this summer as an early-closing event scheduled for Memorial Day weekend at Tioga D...
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Machine guns down field

on 01/09/2007 12:00 AM
Pines Machine Gun upset the field at odds of 33-1 in the fifth-race trot at Pompano Park Monday, beating race favorite Erikas Message and ending his three-race winning streak. Driven by Kevin Wallis, Pines Machine Gun won by three-quarters of a length in his first start this year for owner-trainer Clay Faurot of Wixom, Mich. Me llamo Jose was third. The race started off with Bring It Strong (J...
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A lifetime dream to sweep?

on 01/09/2007 12:00 AM
The Lifetime Dream Trotting Series continued at Woodbine on Monday night with a pair of $20,000(C) divisions on tap for the 16 trotting mares that made their way to the Mega City oval. That number will be whittled down to 10 when next week’s final rolls around, and many people think the final could be a two-horse race between possible series sweepers Midnight Mona and Spare Time Rozie. Midnig...
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Clark sweeps DD features

on 01/09/2007 12:00 AM
Lather Machine stepped up to the $32,500 Preferred ranks for a 1:50.4 victory, while Art Director scored an 8-1 win in the $31,000 Delaware Special on a big Monday card at Dover Downs. Both feature race winners are conditioned by Bobby Clark. Tim Tetrick collected four winning drives. In consecutive starts, Lather Machine won the Battling Brad final at Chester Downs, an $18,000 winners over and...
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Group wants NY casino shut

on 01/09/2007 12:00 AM
Published reports state members of Upstate Citizens for Equality, which won a lawsuit that led to the subsequent ruling by the Supreme Court last month that Turning Stone casino is operating illegally, will head to court again to ask a judge to shut down the casino until a new agreement between the state and the Oneida Indian Nation is reached. Upstate Citizens for Equality president Scott Pete...
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Pick 6 back at Big M

on 01/09/2007 12:00 AM
The Pick 6 returns to the wagering lineup at the Meadowlands on Friday night with a lower takeout and a guaranteed pool, with the bet covering races four through nine each night and requiring a $1 minimum bet. For 2007, the Pick 6 will have a 20-percent takeout and a guaranteed $10,000 gross pool for winning six-of-six tickets. \"We wanted to take another shot with the Pick 6 and do it right--b...
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Top broodmares named

on 01/09/2007 12:00 AM
The broodmares Babe Ruthless and Cressida Hanover, buoyed by offspring that were the leading moneywinners on the pacing and trotting gait respectively in North America, have been named 2006 Broodmares of the Year in voting by the U.S. Harness Writers Association. Babe Ruthless is a 16-year-old mare by Walton Hanover-Mommy Dear who was bred by Coventry Farm and DI Farms of New Jersey and is curr...
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