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Lather up at Chester

on 12/11/2006 12:00 AM
Lather Machine unleashed a track record and career-best mile of 1:50.1 to capture the $27,250 final of The Battling Brad late-closer series Sunday at Harrah’s Chester. Under the guidance of driver Tim Tetrick, Lather Machine capitalized on an early break by The Real One And Only to capture the lead just past the first quarter, which was clocked in :27. From there, the 3-year-old gelding raced th...
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MM and LT set new records

on 12/11/2006 12:00 AM
LaDainian Tomlinson set an all-time NFL record for touchdowns in a single season Sunday, and on the same day driver Mark MacDonald set an all-time Canadian record for wins in a single season. MacDonald, who turned 28 on Saturday, established the new mark with his 693rd win, the milestone effort coming at Flamboro Downs. MacDonald\'s record-breaking win came with Armbro Illusion in the final rac...
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Campbell is Driver of Year

on 12/11/2006 12:00 AM
Jeff Gural has been voted the 2006 Proximity Achievement Award by members of the U.S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA), while John Campbell was named by the USHWA directors as Driver of the Year. Other award winners announced Monday were Mickey Burke as Trainer of the Year, Brittany Farms as Owner of the Year, Jody Jamieson as Rising Star of the Year, and Jason Settlemoir with the Breakthrough ...
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Macomber wins 1,000th

on 12/11/2006 12:00 AM
Driver Ricky Macomber earned his 1,000th career victory Monday evening, Dec. 11 at Pompano Park. The 36-year-old piloted Cam’s Card Shark gelding Poker Hanover, trained by his father, Dick Macomber, to a narrow 1:57.3 win in the night’s ninth race. Macomber collected the milestone win Monday at the track where he started his career in 1997. His first start that year came March 3 when he sat...
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New mark for Top Dog

on 12/10/2006 12:00 AM
PH Top Dog unleashed a strong brush to the lead on the turn for home and drew off to a four-length victory in 1:48.3, winning a $31,000 condition pace and giving driver Ron Pierce his fifth winner of the night at the Meadowlands.. The 5-year-old gelding posted his sixth win in his last seven starts in his Meadowlands debut. He paced a lifetime best of 1:48.3, with a last quarter in :26.2 for ...
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2,000 wins for Warren

on 12/10/2006 12:00 AM
Todd Warren drove his 2,000th winner Saturday night at Balmoral Park. Warren hit the milestone in the night’s opening race, guiding Olympic Magic to a 1½-length triumph in 1:55.4. Born and raised in Casey, Ill., Warren started his career back in the early 1980’s competing around the Prairie State on the county fair circuit. With the days of bouncing around on the fair circuit a distant...
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Lights out at Yonkers

on 12/10/2006 12:00 AM
Due to a malfunction with the track lighting, Yonkers Raceway was forced to cancel Saturday\'s scheduled 10-race harness program. A number of banks of lights encircling the half-mile oval were unable to be turned on, the result of a computer glitch. Management waited approximately one hour after the scheduled 7:40 p.m. first post before making the decision. Citing horse and driver safety, raci...
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Tetrick snowman at Dover

on 12/10/2006 12:00 AM
Tim Tetrick picked up his sixth of an eight-win night when driving Spicy Sport to victory in the $13,000 feature at Dover Downs on Saturday. The eight wins tied the track’s all-time one-night record, held by Brad Hanners and Luc Ouellette. Tetrick now has won 91 races on only 35 race programs at the meet. Spicy Sport had to hold off a powerful late-stretch close by CR Shanghai (Jim Morand) to...
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Hennessey stars at PPK

on 12/10/2006 12:00 AM
There were three stars at Pompano Park Saturday night: Wally Hennessey scored a grand slam by winning four races on the program, including the $10,000 Open Handicap pace with none other than Star Role, in 1:53.3, and the third star of the night was Santa Claus, who came to Pompano Park on his miniature horse sleigh, with candy cane treats for all the children. Hennessey started his winning way...
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U Lucky Guy wins Autumn

on 12/10/2006 12:00 AM
Paul MacDonell sent U Lucky Guy straight to the front and never looked back to tally in Saturday evening\'s $48,100(C) Ontario Sires Autumn Series final at Woodbine. The Northern Luck colt hung on late to edge the late-closing Glitter for Prez in 1:53.3 to take the first-place prize. Ramegade Bruiser was third, beaten by 1 3/4 lengths. Kevin O\'Reilly trained the 3 year old to his second win o...
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Pearl Queen wins 14th

on 12/10/2006 12:00 AM
Pearl Queen trotted to her 14th straight victory Sunday at the Vincennes racetrack in Paris, but she needed luck to win the French Criterium for 3-year-old fillies. Pearl Queen was sent to the lead early in the 2,700-meter race, but Jean Michel Bazire made a surprisingly quick brush with Prince d\'Espace and took control of the race until the middle of the homestretch. Pearl Queen edged to the ...
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Release on TVG-Big M deal

on 12/09/2006 12:00 AM
TVG, America’s Horseracing Network, has won exclusive television distribution and account wagering rights from the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA) for its racetracks, it was announced today by TVG General Manager David Nathanson, effective Jan. 1, 2007. In advance of that date, TVG will begin televising and accepting account wagers on races from the Meadowlands Saturday, Dec. ...
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Hypnotize upsets at PPk

on 12/09/2006 12:00 AM
Hypnotize, a 29-1 longshot, upset the field in the $10,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace at Pompano Park on Friday night, sweeping three-wide on the final turn for driver Joe Pavia Jr. to win in 1:54.3. The 10th race feature started off with Golden Falcon N, driven by David Ingraham, shooting to her customary early lead, with Hypnotize in the pocket seat, but that was only for the eighth of a mile....
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Big M issues press release

on 12/08/2006 12:00 AM
It\'s official! The Meadowlands has issued a press release announcing that Christopher M. McErlean has resigned as vice president of racing operations, concluding a 14-year tenure with the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority. In Jan. 2007, McErlean, 39, will be joining Penn National Gaming Inc. as vice president of racing. The following press release was issued by the Meadowlands: McErlean...
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Takter trainee scores

on 12/08/2006 12:00 AM
Solveig, the only distaffer in the field, and driver Marcus Johansson capitalized on a smart early move to capture the $48,000 final of the Sheps Pride late-closer trot at Harrah’s Chester Casino & Racetrack on Thursday afternoon. Third after a quarter-mile in :29.2, Johansson moved Solveig outside and quickly gained the lead from Calchips Muscle. The daughter of Yankee Glide was able to get ...
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UK grad wins at Dover

on 12/08/2006 12:00 AM
Iron Legend, overlooked at 12-1, scored a 1:53.2 wire-to-wire victory in the $40,000 claiming pace feature at Dover Downs on a chilly Thursday. Track leading driver Tim Tetrick won four races, while George Dennis had a double. The 28-year-old rookie driver Corey Callahan has stepped up for his father, owner-trainer Nick Callahan and has held his own among the strong driver colony at the track. ...
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It\'s no lie: A Cal Expo story

on 12/08/2006 12:00 AM
She drew well in a field where it appeared she fit like a glove, and since the glove fit, Goaheadandlietome didn\'t quit. Conditioned and claiming “ladies,” racing for a $5,300 purse, were co-featured on Thursday night, on which Goaheadandlietome led from start to finish. In advance of starting from post position two in the field of eight, driver Ed Hensley knew he had good reason to be co...
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Big M now on TVG

on 12/08/2006 12:00 AM
Television Games Network (TVG) will begin broadcasting the races from the Meadowlands on Saturday night. The sport\'s flagship harness track is now listed on the California-based network\'s schedule. Gary Seibel, most well known as a former long-time announcer at Pompano Park and current host of CBS\'s telecast of the Hambletonian from the Meadowlands, is one of the on-air personalities at TVG. ...
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Snow Angel round winners

on 12/08/2006 12:00 AM
Enhance The Wind, who extended her winning streak to three, and longshot Fionavar Hanover each won a $15,000 division of the second round of the Snow Angel Series for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Thursday night at the Meadowlands. The top 10 money earners will return for a $47,300 final for the Snow Angel on Dec. 14. Enhance The Wind ($3.20) rejected a two-ply challenge from Quick Chick and Im...
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Widger sweep at Maywood

on 12/08/2006 12:00 AM
Buster B Skipalong and I Believe Its True both were convincing winners, with driver Sam Widger at their lines, in the first-round divisions of the Incredible Finale Series for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings on Thursday night at Maywood Park. The series is for second season state-bred pacers without two victories or $5,000 in career earnings as of Nov. 1 of this year. Balmoral Park will ho...
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