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Yonkers Trot on HRTV

on 11/22/2006 12:00 AM
HRTV will be showing the Yonkers Trot--and Glidemaster\'s attempt to win the trotting Triple Crown--Saturday night. HRTV is carried on the Dish Network, channel 404. The Messenger for 3-year-old pacing colts, the Lady Maud for 3-year-old pacing fillies, and the Hudson Filly Trot are also on the Saturday night card at Yonkers and HRTV plans to show them as well.
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Teague trainee in 1:50.2

on 11/21/2006 12:00 AM
Total Truth continued in peak form turning back seven rivals to win the $71,275 Matron 3-year-old colt pace in 1:50.2 on Monday at Dover Downs, a race which was supposed to be an elimination but was not after the scratch of Shark Gesture. That resulted in all eight starters Monday coming back for the $213,825 final next Monday. Hall of Famer Ron Pierce drove the Jenna\'s Beach Boy colt Total T...
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Strong rules passed in Del.

on 11/21/2006 12:00 AM
The Delaware Harness Racing Commission has approved rules that provide for a $10,000 fine and 10-year suspension for the possession or use of blood-doping agents, including Erythropoietin (EPO), Darbepoetin (DPO), Oxyglobin and Hemopure. The new rules provide for the ability to test any horse entered to race, any horse that was entered or raced within 60 days of entry and racing, any horse show...
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Leo Pinckney dies

on 11/21/2006 12:00 AM
Longtime sportswriter Leo Pinckney, a former president of the Vernon Downs Chapter of the U.S. Harness Writers Assocation, died Monday, one day after his 89th birthday. Mr. Pinckney, who was a correspondent for Associated Press for 30 years, also contributed to the New York Times, New York Daily News and the Sporting News. He served as president of the New York-Penn Baseball League from 1984-19...
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Hidden Viggorish on a roll

on 11/21/2006 12:00 AM
Hidden Viggorish increased her win streak to 10 in a row with a nearly eight-length victory in 1:57.2 in her Hudson Filly Trot elimination race last weekend at Yonkers Raceway, while world-record-holder Queen Serene won her elim by more than two lengths in 1:58. The $330,476 final is Saturday. A standout on the Pennsylvania circuit, Hidden Viggorish won the $180,000 American National at Chicago...
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Stratton wins Mighty M honor

on 11/21/2006 12:00 AM
Jordan Stratton is just 19 years old and already has garnered the first accolade of his fledgling career, beiong honored as the best young driver at Monticello Raceway this season with the Max Brewer Award presented by the Monticello-Goshen Chapter of the U.S. Harness Writers Assn. Stratton displayed his talent again last Friday when he guided CR Leader to a 2:02:2 victory in the final of the $...
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Another 15 days for Elliott

on 11/21/2006 12:00 AM
Ontario-based trainer Bill Elliott, whose 60-day suspension for a positive blood gas test was scheduled to expire Saturday, has been given an extra 15-day suspension and $1,000 fine for what the Ontario Racing Commission deemed \"participating while under suspension.\" Elliott received his initial suspension following the positive test on Fightertown Pilot in an Aug. 31 race at Mohawk. That sus...
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2 more years for P Glide?

on 11/21/2006 12:00 AM
It is expected 3-year-old filly trotter Passionate Glide, one of the front-runners for 2006 Horse of the Year honors, will return to the races in 2007, but trainer Jimmy Takter is now saying we could also see the Yankee Glide mare in 2008 as well. \"I think she\'s Horse of the Year,” Takter told the publicity office at the Meadowlands. “As far as next year, I told (owner) George Segal that ...
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Richest card ever at Yonkers

on 11/21/2006 12:00 AM
Glidemaster, looking to become the eighth trotter to sweep the Triple Crown, drew post position five for Saturday night’s $728,930 Yonkers Trot at Yonkers Raceway. Eight 3 year olds are set for the 52nd and richest Yonkers Trot, highlight of four stakes events during the Saturday program which also includes the $546,830 Messenger Stakes for 3-year-old pacers, final jewel of the Pacing Triple Cro...
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Echo heard in DSBF leg

on 11/20/2006 12:00 AM
Jesse N Echo, owned by breeder John Celii, won the first $15,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) for 2-year-old colt pacers in easy fashion as Tony Morgan took the odds-on favorite Badlands Hanover colt right to the front and led at all stations in a 1:56 mile. Rets Lil Giant shadowed the winner from the start and finished second for Roger Plante. Main-A-Dieu, with Mark King in the b...
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Egyptian Colt Stakes honors

on 11/20/2006 12:00 AM
The Egyptian Colt Stakes in Southern Illinois will honor the top horsemen and horses during the annual banquet at the Village Garden restaurant in Anna, Ill. A total of 30 owners, trainers, and drivers will be recognized with year end honors. Heading the list of recipients is 91-year-old Leo Burns of Albion, Ill. Burns guided his 2-year-old filly, Winsome Wyoming, to seven wins in nine outings....
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Town drunks at Chester

on 11/20/2006 12:00 AM
A pair of New Zealand-breds, Fake Denario N and Our First Falcon N, each captured first-leg divisions of The Town Drunk late-closer series at Harrah’s Chester Casino & Racetrack on Sunday. The Town Drunk, named after the top-class pacer who frequented Liberty Bell Park and Brandywine Raceway in the late 1970s, is the first late-closer held at the new track in Chester, Pa. Each race carried a pur...
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TCS finalists due Tuesday

on 11/20/2006 12:00 AM
The $250,000 Classic Series 2006 finals will be raced at Dover Downs over the distance of a mile and a quarter on Monday, Nov. 27, with horses eligible for TCS finals declared for those events by noon on Tuesday, Nov. 21. Declarations will be due in the Dover racing office a day earlier than the usual draw schedule because of the Thanksgiving holiday. Call the Dover Race Office at (302) 857-3230 o...
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Woodbine jocks suspended

on 11/20/2006 12:00 AM
Two Woodbine jockeys have received lengthy suspensions after an altercation in the jockeys’ room at that track, with the penalties imposed only when Woodbine is racing. Patrick Husbands was fined $5,000 and suspended 60 days while Constant Montpellier was fined $5,000 and suspended 150 days by the Ontario Racing Commission. What\'s interesting is that the suspensions are scheduled to begin Mo...
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BIg $$ at Gulfstream slots

on 11/20/2006 12:00 AM
Reports out of Florida state last Wednesday\'s opening of the slot parlor at Gulfstream Park produced a net revenue of $334,073, with half--$167,036--going to the state\'s education system. Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino opened its 516-machine slot parlor last Wednesday with virtually no fanfare, announcing the opening just the day before. There was no report on how much bettors got back--Flor...
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Chester awarded 2007 dates

on 11/20/2006 12:00 AM
Harrah\'s Chester Casino & Racetrack has been awarded 95 live racing days for its 2007 season, track officials have announced. The Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission approved the venue\'s dates request at its meeting on Nov. 16. Under the schedule filed with the state, the 2007 Harrah\'s Chester meet will commence Monday, July 9, and continue through Thursday, Dec. 20. Racing will be conduc...
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Jackson named to KHRA

on 11/20/2006 12:00 AM
Kentuckiana Farms partner Ken Jackson is one of three new members of the Kentucky Racing Authority named Monday by Gov. Ernie Fletcher to fill expired terms. Jackson will be the sole Standardbred representative, replacing former Castleton Farm and Red Mile president John Cashman Jr., who was not reappointed by Gov. Fletcher. Jackson is a graduate of the Brandeis School of Law at the University ...
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Mare leads in TCS points

on 11/20/2006 12:00 AM
The four $250,000 Classic finals at Dover Downs on Monday, Nov. 27 at Dover Downs feature the top eight point earners in the three preliminaries. The Pacing Classic, Trotting Classic, Distaff Classic and Oaks Classic finalists will race over the route distance of 1 1/4 miles to determine a champion for each of the four divisions. With two wins Casimir Camotion leads the Pacing Classic point tot...
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Hudson Filly elims held

on 11/19/2006 12:00 AM
A pair of formful females strolled home Saturday night in the $20,000 eliminations of the Hudson Filly Trot at Yonkers Raceway with Queen Serene and Hidden Viggorish reaching the winner\'s circle. Queen Serene, trained and driven by Trond Smedhammer, won her elimination by two easy lengths in 1:58. Fresh off her Matron romp at Dover, this was “Serene’s” third consecutive victory and sev...
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Roberts wins 7 at RcR

on 11/19/2006 12:00 AM
Reinsman Jonathan Roberts earned seven wins from the 10 races in which he competed at Rosecroft Raceway on Saturday evening. Roberts is currently the second leading driver in the Rosecroft standings with an average of .350 to date. In the first race, Roberts brought Ramses Two ($3.60) to the winner’s circle with a first-over journey in 1:59. The veteran 12-year-old Abercrombie pacing gelding,...
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