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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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Penn Nat\'l buys in Bangor

on 12/31/2006 12:00 AM
Penn National Gaming Inc. has completed the final land purchase necessary to build a permanent slot machine center near the Bangor Raceway, according to AP reports. The 116,000-square-foot casino will open with 1,000 slot machines and will have the capacity for up to 1,500. It will also have a hotel, three restaurants, an entertainment lounge, a gift shop and a parking garage for 1,500 vehicles...
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MacDonell get 4,000th win

on 12/30/2006 12:00 AM
After receiving a perfect pocket trip with the Darren McCall-trained Warrawee Flare, pilot Paul MacDonell took off on his rivals and went on to notch the 4,000th driving victory of his career Friday evening at Woodbine. The 43-year-old resident of Guelph, Ont. had been hovering close to the milestone mark for much of the Christmas season, and with a full slate of drives on the 11-dash programm,...
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Sophomore rocks Ppk Open

on 12/30/2006 12:00 AM
My Metallica, the lone filly in the field, edged pacesetter Wilma Hall by a head at the wire in winning the $10,000 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap Pace at Pompano Park Friday in 1:53.2. Wilma Hall and driver Brett Miller shot right to the early lead with Evere’s Connection grabbing the two-hole spot by the opening quarter mile in :28. They raced Indian-style past the half mile in :56.2 and ...
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Driver wins 6 at Northfield

on 12/29/2006 12:00 AM
North America’s leading harness driver, Tony Morgan, continued his march toward 1,000 wins this year by picking up six at Northfield Park Thursday night. That put Morgan at 999 wins for the 2006 season. Morgan got off to a quick start when he won the night’s first race with 9-5 maiden pacer Dale Junior for JML Stables and trainer John Sokol. That gave Morgan 994 wins on the year as he attempts...
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Rock N Roll Star wins

on 12/29/2006 12:00 AM
The 3-year-old pacer Rock N Roll Star, who took a mark of 1:51.3 at age two by winning a Bluegrass division at The Red Mile, picked up just his second victory of the 2006 season when he won an overnight at The Meadows Thursday night in 1:55.2 with Mike Wilder in the bike. Rock N Roll Star, a gelded son of The Panderosa, has struggled this year and had compiled a slate of 16-1-1-4 going into his...
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Morgan drives grand winner

on 12/29/2006 12:00 AM
Harness racing’s leading driver Tony Morgan became only the second reinsman in the history of the sport to reach the 1,000 win plateau in a single season with a victory behind trotting mare Eden Roc in the second race at Northfield Park on Friday night, Dec. 29. The 49-year-old Morgan, a winner of nearly 11,000 races and over $73 million in purses lifetime, is enjoying the finest season of hi...
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Philos now 4-for-4

on 12/29/2006 12:00 AM
hilos Hanover extended his unbeaten streak to four with a 2 1/4-length, 1:53 victory over Spirited Scoot in a $12,500 non-winners of two condition pace, the second race on Friday night at the Meadowlands. It was another 3 1/4 lengths to Imperio in third. Philos Hanover was driven by Brian Sears and trained by Richard \"Nifty\" Norman. The 3-year-old son of Cam\'s Card Shark was unraced a...
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Six straight for trotter

on 12/28/2006 12:00 AM
Tweedle Dum romped by 4 1/2 lengths in scoring his 21st victory of the 2006 season Wednesday at Pompano Park, with the 6-year-old gelding by Star Challenge ending the season as the winningest trotter in North America this year. Talk About Me (Anthony Napolitano) was second with Guy Gets Girl (Bruce Ranger) third. Leaving from post nine for driver Walter Ross Jr., Tweedle Dum took control of the...
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1,741 more slots at Yonkers

on 12/28/2006 12:00 AM
Empire City at Yonkers Raceway will open its second stage of operation with a brand new art deco building Thursday morning, with an additional 1,741 video gaming machines in the new facility. Empire City first opened its doors on Wednesday, Oct. 11, with 1,870 video gaming machines in its beautifully refurbished clubhouse. Raceway president Timothy J. Rooney will preside when the doors open. ...
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Get Over Lil retires at YR

on 12/28/2006 12:00 AM
Seven-year-old pacing mare Get Over Lil will officially be retired at Yonkers Raceway Saturday night, with the daughter of Walton Hanover concluding her career with 33 wins in 163 starts, with 20 of those victories coming in 33 attempts at Yonkers, and $326,804 in earnings. Bred at Winbak Farm, Get Over Lil was a $12,000 yearling purchase by Linda Condon, thye late Adolph Steigerwald and Larry ...
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Quinella back at Maywood

on 12/28/2006 12:00 AM
Maywood Park’s 2007 wagering format will offer both something old as well as something new in its gimmick format as it is bringing back the Quinella, a very popular exotic wager of the 1960s, ‘70s and early ‘80s on the local circuit. The Quinella wager has been absent in Chicago for the last two decades. The Quinella will reappear in 2007 on the fifth race of both the Thursday and Friday ...
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Mr. Feelgood to stud in KY

on 12/28/2006 12:00 AM
He\'s out of the sale and headed for a stud career in Kentucky. Mr. Feelgood, the winner of the 2006 Little Brown Jug, will not be sold at the Tattersalls Mixed Sale next month at the Meadowlands. He will stand at stud for the 2007 season at Brittany Farms in Kentucky. Mr. Feelgood became the fastest 3-year-old pacer of all time on a half-mile track with his victory in the Little Brown Jug. He ...
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Sears wins, bucks & co.

on 12/28/2006 12:00 AM
When racing resumes Friday night for the final two programs of 2006, there is little doubt who has dominated the driving colony for both the fall meet and the entire year at the Meadowlands--Brian Sears. Through 19 of 21 programs, Sears leads the way with 47 victories, 20 more than Yannick Gingras in second place. Combining statistics for the January through August meet with the fall season, Sears...
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