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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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NYSRWB offers new rules

on 12/28/2006 12:00 AM
The New York State Racing and Wagering Board Thursday authorized the use of the internet and other communication devices as ways in which bettors can wager on horse races in New York State. The amended rules establish reporting, record keeping, operational and application requirements for racetrack operators and off-track betting corporations that intend to offer internet and telephone account wag...
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Services for Elizabeth Ervin

on 12/28/2006 12:00 AM
A memorial service for Elizabeth Ervin, who died early Wednesday morning, has been scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Cox-Parker Funeral Home in Winter Park, Fla., near Orlando. \"It will be a farewell party of sorts for Elizabeth,\" said Jay Farrar, her great-nephew. \"This will not be a traditional service, but one where people can share stories about Elizabeth and her life w...
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NJSS to start week later

on 12/28/2006 12:00 AM
The New Jersey Sire Stakes 2007 pari-mutuel racing season is scheduled to begin May 18 at the Meadowlands, one week later than in 2006. New Jersey-sired 3-year-old filly pacers will open the schedule with the first of three preliminary legs. NJ-sired 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings will begin their racing program the following night on May 19. The NJSS schedule at the Meadowlands runs unti...
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Mare loses laminitis battle

on 12/27/2006 12:00 AM
Millionaire pacing mare Nadia Lobell died Saturday at Perretti Farms in New Jersey at the age of 22 after a prolonged battle with laminitis. The daughter of No Nukes won the 1986 Sweetheart Stakes and later went on to produce the 1:50 performers Odds On Dana and Whodonut, both by Artiscape. She is also considered well known as the dam of the Artiscape son Articulator. Nadia Lobell is survived a...
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Morgan heads to Northfield

on 12/27/2006 12:00 AM
In his quest to reach the 1,000-win mark for 2006, driver Tony Morgan will compete at Northfield Park in Cleveland on Thursday and Friday. Morgan is currently based at Dover Downs, but with that track only racing one more card on Saturday, he has taken his sulky on the road. On Saturday Morgan drove at Sports Creek Raceway in Michigan while visiting family, winning three times in 12 starts to brin...
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Western Cyclone to Maine

on 12/27/2006 12:00 AM
The Fashion Farms-owned Western Cyclone will be heading to stallion duty in 2007, standing his first season at Dupuis Farm in Saco, Maine. The winner of $380,431 has a mark of 1:49.4, set while winning the North America Cup consolation. Although the son of Western Hanover is owned by Fashion Farm, all breeding inquiries should be directed to Dupuis Farm at (207) 284-4726.
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NJ gov. wavers on slots

on 12/27/2006 12:00 AM
New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine has told the Atlantic City Press that he is no longer steadfast against adding slot machines at racetracks in the state and that he is \"a little less adamant about it. I\'m not wavering. I want to see the facts. If we see day traffic erode sharply to Atlantic City, should we just do nothing ?\" A 2003 agreement between the racetracks and the casinos that calls f...
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Cal Expo driver convicted

on 12/27/2006 12:00 AM
After a seven-month investigation, Cal Expo driver Raymond Burt has been convicted of felony charges in connection with a suspicious race result at the Sacramento harness track. Burt, 41, pled guilty in criminal court to charges of “accepting a bribe not to use his best effort,” according to Maggy Krell, deputy state attorney general. Burt will be sentenced Jan. 22, and is expected to face ...
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New whip rules at Mea

on 12/27/2006 12:00 AM
Drivers at The Meadows will now have to keep both hands in handholds until the three-quarter pole, in new whipping rules recently issued at that Pennsylvania racetrack. The new rule goes into effect Jan. 1.
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Ont. trainer gets 10 years

on 12/27/2006 12:00 AM
Ontario-based trainer Dennis Moffat has reportedly received a 10-year suspension and $100,000 fine for an erythropeietin (EPO) test on his horse Donegal Bill, who has also been suspended from racing by the Ontario Racing Commission. Moffatt claimed the 7-year-old gelding in September at Georgian Downs out of a $7,000(C) claimer and had since raced the pacer at Windsor Raceway.
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Warren McIlmurray dies

on 12/27/2006 12:00 AM
Longtime Michigan horseman Warren McIlmurray has died at the age of 60 in Florida. Mr. McIlmurray was the brother of Michigan veterinarian James McIlmurray and the cousin of Wolverine State-based horseman Wally McIlmurray Jr. and Arthur McIlmurray. Mr. McIlmurray was the Northern Michigan Fair and Racing Association\'s leading dash-winning driver several times in the 1970s and \'80s. He not onl...
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Rooney HHI\'s Man of Year

on 12/27/2006 12:00 AM
Harness Horsemen International (HHI) has named Yonkers Raceway president Tim Rooney its Man of the Year. The award will be presented at HHI\'s annual awards banquet on March 7 in Florida. For the past 18 months Rooney has been involved with the project to reopen Yonkers Raceway as both a video gaming facility and revitalized racetrack. Thus far the racing oval has been reconfigured, and Rooney ...
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