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Big Night at Big M

on 12/15/2006 12:00 AM
There were four lead changes to the half, but Enhance The Night was the last to make the front and then dug in to win the $47,300 Snow Angel Final in 1:52.3 at the Meadowlands Thursday night, completing her three-week series sweep. The 3-year-old daughter of Western Ideal extended her winning streak to four and posted her sixth win with three seconds and five thirds from 20 starts. She\'s owne...
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Feel like a nut?

on 12/15/2006 12:00 AM
Fresh from a 14 3/4-length score one week ago, 4-year-old gelding Beach Nut Brand displayed an ultra-sharp stretch kick to capture Thursday\'s $27,750 final of the Richie Prospect late-closer series for trotters at Harrah’s Chester Casino & Racetrack. Sent off the 13-10 second choice, Beach Nut Brand left well from the number two post position for driver Cat Manzi and was content to sit in ...
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Feel like being hypnotized?

on 12/15/2006 12:00 AM
Hypnotize has found her winning stride again and goes for her third straight win Friday in the $10,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace at Pompano Park. The 4-year-old mare by Artiscape, trained by Jim Mattison and driven by Joe Pavia Jr., has shown great diversity in her last two starts, winning from both on and off the pace for the Diffenback, Mack Jr., and Mattison Stables. Last week Hypnotize used ...
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Foxy win at Maywood

on 12/15/2006 12:00 AM
Fox Valley Rennard followed his opening round Incredible Finale Series victory with another resounding victory in the second leg for state-bred pacing freshman colts and geldings Thursday night at Maywood Park, winning in 1:56.3 in front-end fashion for driver Ryan Anderson. The 8-5 public’s choice had to work much harder to get command this time from the six slot than he did on six nights ag...
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Racing-related death in Iraq

on 12/15/2006 12:00 AM
Lance Cpl. Brent Beeler, a Marine Corps reservist and the grandson of the late longtime Michigan horseman V.E. Beeler and the son of former Michigan horseman Ed Beeler, has been killed in combat duty in Iraq. Mr. Beeler, 22, was reportedly killed by a gunshot to the chest from close range Thursday, Dec. 7. \"They said he had all his armor on, but if it\'s too close the armor can\'t stop it,\" M...
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Big M checks out tri payout

on 12/15/2006 12:00 AM
In response to several complaints, the Meadowlands has reviewed the payout for the fifth race trifecta on Wednesday Dec. 13, 2006. Upon further investigation it was revealed that the largest wagers and winning amounts were from the Television Games Network (TVG) hub in Oregon. It was traced to one bettor who cashed $106 of the $169 in total winning wagers on the trifecta pool. The Meadowlands w...
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Vacation over for top sophs

on 12/15/2006 12:00 AM
A pair of this year’s top 3 year olds are prepping for their 2007 campaigns. Meadowlands Pace winner Artistic Fella, who had a 10-race winning streak at the Meadowlands in the summer, rejoined the Steve Elliott barn on Friday and will begin light jogging. Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic winner Feelin Friskie, who finished on the board in all but one of his nine starts, is in Nova Scotia. ...
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Schoor indicted in NJ

on 12/15/2006 12:00 AM
The Asbury Park (N.J.) Press has reported that Standardbred owner Howard M. Schoor, who also owns Showplace Farms, was indicted Thursday on charges that he paid $16,000 in bribes to two Ocean Township officials in an effort to secure business. Schoor founded one of the largest civil engineering firms in New Jersey, Schoor DePalma. The story said Schoor, 67, of Manalapan, is accused of paying br...
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Colt wins third straight

on 12/14/2006 12:00 AM
The 3-year-old Cam\'s Card Shark colt Philos Hanover was slow to get to the races but fast to get to the winner’s circle and is now unbeaten in all three of his lifetime starts, cruising around the Meadowlands oval in 1:52.2 Wednesday night for his latest score. With Brian Sears aboard, Philos Hanover extended his unbeaten streak to three with a neck victory over Somethingtobehold. It was ano...
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Pompano announces series

on 12/14/2006 12:00 AM
Nomination forms are now available for the 2007 edition of the $250,000 Isle of Capri Pacing Series and the $125,000 Mack Lobell Trotting Series at Pompano Park in February. Both series will again feature preview events plus two weeks of elimination races, followed by a final for the top nine point earners in their respective series. Last year, He Wants It All won the $159,000 Isle Pace final ...
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Drivers invited overseas

on 12/14/2006 12:00 AM
Ron Pierce and Mike Lachance are headed to Italy on Sunday to drive at two racetracks in a special promotion designed to put a spotlight on the two North American Hall of Famers. “They needed a couple of guys from North America to compete so Mike and I will go and race at one track in Venice and another just outside of Venice,” Pierce told harnessracing.com. “It’s for publicity to get ...
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Woodbine reports on meet

on 12/14/2006 12:00 AM
Woodbine\'s Thoroughbred 2006 meet, which concluded Dec. 10, posted a 4.2 percent increase in handle for the portion of its meet held over the new Polytrack surface, but overall handle for the 162-program session declined by 8.6 percent. According to a Woodbine press release, total handle during the Polytrack era was a strong $157,445,000, compared to $151,152,000 in 2005, an increase of 4.2 pe...
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Alberta driver hurt in spill

on 12/14/2006 12:00 AM
Driver Warren Grant has reportedly suffered serious head and chest injuries as a result of a race accident at Northlands Park Wednesday night. Grant, 63, was driving a horse that fell over a fallen horse, sending him head first into the hub rail. According to reports, Grant is listed in \"serious\" condition at an Alberta hospital.
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Jag\'s trainer fined $14,500

on 12/14/2006 12:00 AM
Swedish racing authorities have fined Christofe Gallier, the trainer of Jag de Bellouet, approximately $14,500 for Jag’s positive test in the 2006 Elitlopp. Some reports have stated the fine was in excess of $100,000. The fine was officially 100,000 Swedish kroner. Jag de Bellouet tested positive for the anti-inflammatory diclofenac, a drug commonly used to treat arthritis. In the U.S. a dicl...
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Chester adds new stakes

on 12/14/2006 12:00 AM
The Battle of the Brandywine, last raced at the now-defunct Brandywine Raceway in 1989, is being brought back in 2007 by Harrah’s Chester Downs, with the $200,000(est.) race for 3-year-old pacers scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 19. A $500 nomination fee will be due March 15, 2007, with a $1,000 declaration fee. First raced in 1960, some of the greatest pacers of all-time have won the Battle of the...
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Miller reaches milestones

on 12/14/2006 12:00 AM
Erv Miller, the 2005 winner of the Glen Garnsey Memorial Trainer of the Year, reached two milestones recently. The Illinois native celebrated his 40th birthday on Dec. 11, and he surpassed $5.6 million in earnings for the year, already eclipsing his 2005 total. “Yes, I thought everything went pretty well again this season, although, I thought our 2 year olds were a little slight this year fro...
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Ont. trainer gets 20 years

on 12/14/2006 12:00 AM
The Ontario Racing Commission has reportedly issued a total 20-year suspension and $200,000 fine to Ontario-based horseman Brian Scott for the illegal distribution of drugs and the use, possession and acquisition of drugs. Scott, 25, received two suspensions of 10 years that will run consecutively and a pair of $100,000 fines. He has nine wins as a driver and another 53 as trainer, with purse e...
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A saksy shoot at Pompano

on 12/13/2006 12:00 AM
Pompano Park was transformed into a photo studio last weekend complete with models, lighting, make-up, wardrobe, and the constant clicking of cameras as the senior art director, Victoria Greiss, from Saks Fifth Avenue and photographer, Anders Overgaard, shot photographs for their March 2007 women’s catalog. They selected the racetrack grandstand and facilities owned by the Isle of Capri Casin...
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