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Run The Table accepts HOF

on 08/25/2006 2:00 AM
Millionaire pacer Run The Table, who went on to sire the winners of more than $80 million, was inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Thursday night and was on hand to accept the honor. A conversation between Hanover Shoe Farms’ Murray Brown and Jack McNiven of Run The Table’s home, Killean Acres, led to the 22-year-old horse joining in the festivities at the Mississauga Conventi...
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Future voice of Red Mile?

on 08/25/2006 2:00 AM
University of Kentucky graduate and former mutuel clerk at The Red Mile-turned-Standardbred owner Gabe Prewitt will add announcer to his resume when he calls the first two races on the Friday night program at the famed clay oval. Prewitt, who is still two years shy of his 25th birthday, shares ownership in Kentucky Sire Stakes champion filly Otherpeoplesmoney and currently works as assistant manag...
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Sept. 27 target date in Pa.

on 08/25/2006 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has announced it will issue up to six racetrack/casino licenses Sept. 27, with the sites likely to open in early 2007. The Pennsylvania law provides for 14 casinos to be approved in the state, including seven at racetracks, five at non-racetrack locations, and two at resort hotels. Additionally, the Board has approved slot machine supplier licenses for two ...
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Leading X Ample dies

on 08/25/2006 2:00 AM
Leading X Ample, a 4-year-old stallion by The Panderosa, died early Friday morning at the veterinary hospital at Purdue University in Indiana. Leading X Ample was stabled near Balmoral Park, where he was to race Saturday in the American National, when he was stricken. “He apparently was in shock when he arrived at Purdue,” said Peter Heffering, a partner in the Leading X Ample Stable with A...
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Bobcat wins qualie easy

on 08/25/2006 2:00 AM
On what turned out to be a less than pristine morning to race a horse, Primetime Bobcat put in his first charted mile in seven weeks during the Friday qualifying session at Mohawk. The 9-year-old son of Abercrombie went through a rather eventful dash before hitting the wire first in 1:58.4 for driver Jody Jamieson. The track had been deemed \"good\" and two seconds slow by the residing ORC judges....
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Gural to fund Herveys

on 08/25/2006 2:00 AM
Jeff Gural, operator of New York State tracks Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs and a noted Empire State horseman, has agreed to fund the 2006 U.S. Harness Writers Association’s (USHWA) year-end journalism awards. The John Hervey Writing Awards, which began in 1963 and include both newspaper and magazine journalism, join with the Communicator’s Awards (electronic media) and George Smallsreed Awa...
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Hogan to leave NJ Equine

on 08/25/2006 2:00 AM
Equine surgeon Dr. Patty Hogan, the wife of veteran trainer Ed Lohmeyer, has announced she is leaving the New Jersey Equine Clinic to become head surgeon of a planned equine medical center near Belmont Park. The $7 million facility will be financed by International Equine Acquisitions Holdings Inc. and Hogan will share ownership. Construction is scheduled to begin later this year with the clinic o...
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Versatility at Tioga Downs

on 08/25/2006 2:00 AM
Ticket To Glide and driver Cat Manzi are slated as the 3-1 morning line favorite in the $25,000 first leg of the Miss Versatility trot to go postward at Tioga Downs on Sunday. The $25,000 second leg will be held at Vernon Downs on Thursday, Sept. 7 and the $75,000 (est.) final will be battled out over the half-mile track in Delaware, Ohio on Wednesday, Sept. 20, which is Jugette Day. Breeders C...
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PASS 3YO filly pacers race

on 08/25/2006 2:00 AM
Pilgrims Witchie, a daughter of The Panderosa, paced to her fourth straight victory, scoring in 1:52 in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Friday afternoon. With Dave Palone driving, Pilgrims Witchie was caught outside in the first quarter but cleared to the lead as the first fraction flashed :26.4. Xhilaration, driven by Tony Hall, challenged Pilgrims Witchie for th...
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Real Girl scores in 1:53.4

on 08/25/2006 2:00 AM
Real Girl won the first of three$20,000 Kentucky Sire Stakes divisions for 2-year-old filly pacers Friday night at The Red Mile, scoring in a career-best 1:53.4 for driver David Miller. The daughter of Real Desire won for the second time in three starts, the other winner\'s circle trip coming in a Molly Pitcher division at Freehold Aug. 19. Finishing second was Cantor\'s Daughter (Brendan Johns...
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Vernon to open Aug. 31

on 08/24/2006 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs announced Thursday that one day after reaching an agreement with the Harness Horse Association of Central New York Inc. (HHACNY), the racetrack will reopen for live racing Thursday, Aug. 31. In a HHACNY release, it stated the successful negotations of a comprehensive horsemen’s agreement with management at the track. This agreement ensures the resumption of live harness racing at...
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A hunting we will go

on 08/24/2006 2:00 AM
Sam Jacobs, Crissman Inc. and Ronald Reed\'s Hunt M Down trotted the second fastest mile in track history with a 1:55.1 triumph in the $18,500 Open Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. The Tim Crissman trainee and driver Tony Morgan made a quarter-pole move to the front and set fractions of :28.3, :58 and 1:26.2. He trotted a :28.4 last quarter to win by four lengths over Breeze Hill Will and Put T...
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Now undefeated in 20 starts

on 08/24/2006 2:00 AM
Maple Leaf Noble stretched his career unbeaten streak to 20 with a 2:03.4 effort in a Lady Slipper Series division at Summerside Raceway in Prince Edward Island Wednesday. The 3-year-old gelding was coming off his closest encounter with defeat when he won by \"only\" a length in his previous outing. The son of Black River led wire to wire with trainer and co-owner Ralph Annear driving. Annear s...
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Cane elim winner gets 60%

on 08/24/2006 2:00 AM
If you were caught off guard by the Cane Pace conditions providing for byes if a certain number of horses entered, don\'t fret. This is the first year the rules allowed for byes into the $350,000 final at Freehold Sept. 4, which went to the top-two money-earners Total Truth and Feelin Friskie. The top six in the field of eight going postward Saturday in the $100,000 elimination will advance to ...
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Flo finally found George

on 08/24/2006 2:00 AM
Flo Rice found her brother George after being separated more than 60 years, and to commemorate the happy occasion her son, Joe, named a filly pacer he shared ownership in with trainer Alex Kavoleff “Flo Found George.” With five wins in 12 starts this year, Flo Found George has earned more than $58,000, and she will look to add to that total when she goes postward in Saturday’s Fan Hanover co...
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Change in Fantasy contest

on 08/24/2006 2:00 AM
In accordance with the Contest Rules of the Little Brown Jug Fantasy Stable, the Cane Pace elimination scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 26, has been removed from the race schedule. Fantasy stables will not generate points from horses competing in the elimination. The decision to remove the Cane Pace elimination from the contest was made due to the fact that Total Truth and Feelin Friskie have recei...
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Ohio to begin EPO testing

on 08/24/2006 2:00 AM
The Ohio State Racing Commission is expanding its drug testing to insure its protection of the integrity of horse racing in the State of Ohio. At its August 2006 meeting, the Commission announced it will step up the current drug testing being conducted by 25 percent. In addition to more frequent testing, the Commission will begin testing for a wider variety of drugs. Effective immediately, the Com...
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Sweden, Norway elims raced

on 08/24/2006 2:00 AM
The six eliminations for Swedish and Norwegian Trotting Derbies, for the 4 year olds, regarded as the most important stakes in each country, took place Tuesday night at the Jægersro track and the Bjerke track. The favorites were mostly successful but some upsets occurred. In the United States it has been almost impossible to win the Peter Haughton Memorial and the Hambletonian and, judging fro...
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Miss Intuition sold

on 08/24/2006 2:00 AM
Published reports state the undefeated 2-year-old filly pacer Miss Intuition, who landed post one in the first of three She’s A Great Lady eliminations at Mohawk Saturday, has been sold for an undisclosed price to Joseph Muscara, who owned her sire Mach Three. Trainer Erv Miller, who shared ownership, will continue to train according to the reports. Miss Intuition has won all five of her care...
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Bonomo elected IHHA pres

on 08/24/2006 2:00 AM
At its Aug. 23, 2006 board of directors meeting, the Illinois Harness Horsemen’s Association elected a number of directors to serve one-year terms as officers of the association. George Bonomo of Naperville, Ill., was elected president, David McCaffrey of Burr Ridge, Ill., was named first vice president, and Erv Miller of Sherman, Ill., was named second vice president. Bill Hunter of Brimfie...
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