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Hankins new PA executive

on 12/06/2006 12:00 AM
The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) recently conducted its election of officers and owners Wendy Cameron and Jack Piatt were elected as new directors. In addition, the MSOA hired Kim Hankins as its new executive director. A native of Illinois, served as president and vice president of the Illinois Harness Horsemen\'s Association for 12 years.
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Miller wins with heavy heart

on 12/06/2006 12:00 AM
Gene Miller won last Friday night’s $15,000 Silver Cup for amateur drivers at the Meadowlands with a heavy heart, having learned a few hours earlier that his father, Albert, had died at the age of 87. Miller told harnessracing.com Wednesday morning he received the phone call while in New Jersey, and that it was ironic he was able to step into the sulky to drive Bingham, who was owned by his dad,...
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Snow Angel on Thursday

on 12/06/2006 12:00 AM
Chicago shipper Mysterious Dragon bids for a repeat win in the second leg of the Snow Angel Series for 3-year-old filly pacers on Thursday night at the Meadowlands. Owned by Merv and Kelly Chupp, the daughter of Dragon Again made her Meadowlands debut a winning one in last week’s opening leg of the series. Under the care of conditioner Mark Silva while in New Jersey, Mysterious Dragon notched he...
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Quinton Patterson dies

on 12/06/2006 12:00 AM
Quinton Patterson, 83, the grandstand maintenance manager at The Meadows, died of an apparent heart attack suffered at his home on Tuesday, Dec. 5. His long handshakes, everlasting whistle and warm smile were staples at The Meadows since 1961, when he worked on the crew that built the track. He also brought the blanket of orchids to the winner\'s circle for presentation to the Adios champion, ...
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Let\'s go flyin at Chester

on 12/05/2006 12:00 AM
Benefitting from an adept drive by national leader Tony Morgan, 7-year-old mare Go Flyin N took advantage of some fast early fractions to pick up the pieces in the late stages as she captured the $46,400 Meadow Blue Chip final at Harrah’s Chester Casino & Racetrack on Monday. Owned by Lester Wells and Jack Upchurch, Go Flyin N earned $23,200 for her efforts and pushed her career bankroll over th...
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Roddy\'s Bags DD Preferred

on 12/05/2006 12:00 AM
There were six select pacers staring in the $32,500 Preferred feature and at the wire a neck separated the first five finishers with Roddy\'s Bags Again winning the 1:52.2 photo by a nose on Monday, Dec. 4 at Dover Downs. In the feature race, razor-sharp Maximum Viking took the lead at the start for Jim Morand. After the quarter, Eddie Davis Jr. began to move up from last driving Roddy\'s Bags ...
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Roberts stock on rise

on 12/05/2006 12:00 AM
Jonathan Roberts’ name doesn’t appear among the top 50 drivers in wins or earnings, but if his career ascent is any indication, this is probably the last year that will be the case. Roberts, 25, from Maryland , started making a name for himself last year as the driver of trotter Great George Two. The horse, trained by Roberts’ father, Bib, won a division of the Zweig and was second in the Wo...
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WEG rules on top trainer

on 12/05/2006 12:00 AM
Harnessracing.com has learned Casie Coleman, the leading trainer on the Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) circuit, has been ordered to race her horses out of the detention barn at Woodbine/Mohawk beginning Thursday. Coleman was the 2005 O\'Brien Award winner as Canada\'s Trainer of the Year. Although the decision by WEG officials to have Coleman race from the detention barn comes less than a w...
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NY Indian casino illegal?

on 12/05/2006 12:00 AM
According to reports, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned down an appeal of the Onedia Indian Nation which could have provided the tribe with a legal basis for the operation of the Turning Stone Casino near Vernon Downs. Although Turning Stone Casino has been open since 1993, the New York Court of Appeals ruled that it lacks a valid gaming compact with the state of New York because it was n...
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USTA District 8A results

on 12/05/2006 12:00 AM
USTA District 8A membership director Joe Faraldo retained his seat over Jeff Gural in election results announced at its annual meeting last Saturday. Faraldo received 353 votes while Gural received 160 votes. The meeting was attended by about 20, in addition to membership directors Pat Quaglietta, John Grasso and Faraldo, and track directors Tim Rooney and Bob Galterio. Quaglietta was elected c...
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Big purse account deposit

on 12/05/2006 12:00 AM
The first full week of slots play at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs generated $358,000 for the purse account at the Pennsylvania harness track, “far beyond what we expected,” said Ron Battoni, executive director of the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association (PHHA), which represents horsemen at the track. The purse supplement was generated from gross play of $39 million. Battoni said the...
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O\'Brien rules toughened

on 12/05/2006 12:00 AM
The finalists for the O’Brien Awards for the best horses in Canada will be announced in a couple of weeks but Standardbred Canada’s eligibility policy has just gotten a lot tougher as any horse that had a positive test for a Class 1, 2 or 3 drug during the past year is not eligible. Standardbred Canada\'s policy already restricts an award being presented to anybody who has been assessed a p...
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Sulky banned at Meadows

on 12/05/2006 12:00 AM
The Meadows announced early Tuesday morning that the AdvantEdge sulky will not be permitted to be used until further notice. The track’s action comes on the heels of driver Dave Palone’s sulky breaking before last Friday night’s sixth race. In a press release issued by The Meadows, Palone described where the bike broke. \"It split right on the arch, where the seat and the arch meet,” Pa...
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Late payments for Jug

on 12/05/2006 12:00 AM
Attention yearling owners. If you have a yearling colt or filly who is not eligible to the Little Brown Jug or Jugette Filly Pace you may make a late nomination payment of $400 on December 15, 2006. The late nomination payments are for any yearlings not properly nominated on May 15, 2006. In fact, you may nominate your yearling to any division of the Standardbred, Old Oaken Bucket (3-year-old...
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TCS yearling pay notice

on 12/05/2006 12:00 AM
The Classic Series (TCS) offers those breeders with yearlings not offered at any public auction in 2006 an opportunity to nominate them to the Series with a payment of $500 due (postmarked by) Dec. 15, 2006. Yearlings sold privately may also nominated by this payment. This yearling nomination provides significant savings ($2,000 vs. $5,000 in initial nomination fees) to the owner if and when th...
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Monticello adds rich events

on 12/05/2006 12:00 AM
Harnessracing.com has learned Monticello Gaming & Raceway will be introducing a bevy of new and rich open stakes events in 2007, including the $500,000(est.) Nevele Pride for 3-year-old colt trotters. Eliminations for that race are tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 18, with the final Monday, June 25. Three-year-old colt pacers will also vie for an estimated $500,000 purse in the Monticello...
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No fake--a 1:49.2 win

on 12/04/2006 12:00 AM
One week after recording the fastest mile ever at Harrah’s Chester Casino & Racetrack, Fake Denario N did it again while capturing the $50,000 final of the Town Drunk late-closer series in 1:49.2. After an early scramble resulted in a :26.3 first quarter, Fake Denario N and driver Ron Pierce made a powerful move to claim the lead from Tarver Hanover just before they reached the half mile in...
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Four $100,000 events held

on 12/04/2006 12:00 AM
The favorites persevered in the four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) finals on Sunday at Dover Downs. Mr. Aviator and filly Double Flip and won the pacing events while Ms. Virginia took the filly trot final and Swissonian the colt trot. Double Flip, a Badlands Hanover filly, was much the best in the first DSBF Final. Tony Morgan, who drove both winners of the $100,000 races ...
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Ready for Mondays at PPK?

on 12/04/2006 12:00 AM
Pompano Park adds Mondays to its winter schedule beginning today. The track will now be open for live racing and poker four days a week, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The first Monday program will feature a $10,000 Open Handicap Trot in the sixth race headlined by recent winner Muscular. The 6-year-old stallion by Muscles Yankee starts from post seven and last week scored his ninth vi...
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Nahcotta Jude repeats at YR

on 12/04/2006 12:00 AM
Nahcotta Jude liked his road to success so much in last week\'s Open Handicap Trot at Yonkers Raceway, he retraced the route in Sunday night\'s $21,000 feature. With Jim Marohn again driving for trainer Joe Vance, the 5-year-old Armbro Scorpion gelding was again content to sit chilly early. Leaving from post position five, he spectated at the outset as Praktickle Yankee (Dan Dube) worked his ...
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