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NJ vet clinic quarantined

on 11/03/2006 12:00 AM
In an ongoing effort to ensure that the equine herpes virus detected last week at Monmouth Park racetrack does not spread further, the New Jersey Department of Agriculture’s Division of Animal Health yesterday issued a quarantine at the Mid-Atlantic Veterinary Clinic in Ringoes, Hunterdon County, after a horse recovering from surgery there tested positive for the equine herpes virus (EHV). T...
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Magic Swan wins LC at PcD

on 11/03/2006 12:00 AM
One heavy favorite and one longshot won Late Closer titles as The Great Rivalries series wrapped up on Friday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The favorite, Magic Swan, cashed in at 4-5 odds to win the $37,000 final of the Army-Navy Trot in 1:55.1. Mike Simons did the driving for trainer Jeffrey Long, who owns the horse along with J. Paul Long of Delaware and James Harris of New York....
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Number 18 for Tweedle Dum

on 11/02/2006 12:00 AM
The outside nine post didn’t matter. A sloppy racetrack didn’t matter. Nothing seems to matter to Tweedle Dum anymore--except winning! The grand 6 year old won Wednesday night at Pompano Park for the 18th time this year—tops in North America for any trotter. To add a bit more glory, all of Tweedle Dum’s wins have been at Pompano and that tied the record for most wins in a season here over ...
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A lofty 4-length win

on 11/02/2006 12:00 AM
The final ISOBA Super Sales Stake of the season was contested on Wednesday night at Balmoral Park with 2-year-old trotting colts taking center stage, and taking advantage of miscues by three of the five starters in the $16,000 race Brenda and Trenton Watson’s Lofty Game circled rivals on the far turn in route to a convincing four-length triumph in 2:02.1. The race was a non-wagering affair held ...
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Masterpiece for Vangogh

on 11/02/2006 12:00 AM
JM Vangogh tuned up for the $85,000 Classic Trot next Monday by turning back seven rivals in 1:54.3 to win the $24,000 Open Handicap trot at Dover Downs on Wednesday. Kennywood took the $18,500 sub feature. Jim Morand collected a driving quadruple. A $1.1-million winner, Tony Morgan took JM Vangogh to the top and led at all stations en route to his eighth win of the season for owner-trainer Pau...
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Six for Two Sox

on 11/02/2006 12:00 AM
Virgil Morgan’s SS Two Sox won his sixth straight race and remained unbeaten at Colonial Downs with a 2 1/4-length victory in Wednesday’s featured eighth race. Morgan claimed SS Two Sox on Sept. 2 and the 4-year-old Firm Belief gelding has not tasted defeat since. On Wednesday, SS Two Sox took control of the race leaving the backstretch and was able to relax on the lead. SS Two Sox paced th...
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Five winners for Devaux

on 11/02/2006 12:00 AM
Jimmy Devaux put on a driving clinic at Monticello Raceway Wednesday when he drove five horses to victory on the 13-race card. Oddly, all his winners came behind trotters, which is a record of sorts and the first time in the 48-year history of Monticello Raceway that a driver reined five trotters to victory on one card. Devaux started slowly and didn’t reach the winner\'s circle until the si...
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TCS four strong at Dover

on 11/02/2006 12:00 AM
The Classic Series (TCS) came up with four powerful and competitive fields for leg number two at Dover Downs on Monday, Nov. 6. All four classes required one $85,000 division. The Pacing Classic kicks off the Classic action in race six. Casimir Camotion, winner of the first leg at Woodbine last Saturday, returns for trainer Bruce Saunders and owner M&M Racing. He’ll find Holborn Hanover, seco...
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Pocono slots on horizon

on 11/02/2006 12:00 AM
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is on target to open its $70 million temporary slot machine parlor on Tuesday, Nov. 14. According to reports, racetrack workers are currently installing the last of the 1,083 slot machines, with several last-minute checks also being done. The slot area will be open 24 hours a day, but current Pennsylvania law precludes the selling of alcohol except for between the ho...
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Mighty M\'s Horse of the Year

on 11/02/2006 12:00 AM
Carlspur, recently named the 2006 Monticello Raceway Horse of the Year, is at the New Bolton Center in Pennsylvania after undergoing more than two hours of surgery Wednesday night. The 10-year-old horse has a career mark of 1:48 and earnings of $882,361 for owners Tom Trezza and Joel Spindel. He last raced on Tuesday, finishing sixth in a Preferred contest at Monticello. Trezza said he received...
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Cam\'s Eclipse to Kentucky

on 11/02/2006 12:00 AM
Cam’s Eclipse, who has stood stallion duty in Michigan the past five years and has two small crops of racing age competing, will stand the 2007 breeding season at Peninsula Farm in Kentucky. Cam’s Eclipse, from the last crop of sire Cam Fella, will stand for a fee of $1,500, with a multiple mare discount. He is out of the brilliant $270,000-winning mare Styx And Scones. Cam’s Eclipse i...
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A shady Colonial record

on 11/01/2006 12:00 AM
Joann Perry’s Shady Matilda set a new track record for 4-year-old pacing mares with a powerful win in 1:50.3 Tuesday night at Colonial Downs. Shady Matilda was a bit slow off the gate and was toward the back of the pack in fourth after an opening quarter in :27. Driver Frank Milby was content with that trip, however, and sent the Shady Character mare right to the lead as the field hit the tur...
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Fancy winner in ISOBA

on 11/01/2006 12:00 AM
Sportsfancy won the $27,000 ISOBA Super Sales Stakes for 2-year-old filly pacers at Balmoral Park Tuesday night. With Colette finishing second, the \"chalk” players in the crowd were rewarded as both are owned by Joy and Bonnie Hutchinson. Taking advantage of post position two driver Ryan Anderson gunned Sportsfancy away from the gate and she was comfortably in front as she moved through a qu...
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Riddle answered at Dover

on 11/01/2006 12:00 AM
Riddlemethat, overlooked at 9-1, went right to the front and never looked back to score a 1:53.3 victory to win the $25,000 Mares Open pace at Dover Downs on Tuesday. Tony Morgan and Tim Tetrick had driving triples while Jim Morand and Eddie Davis Jr. tallied doubles. Driver Morand put the Ball And Chain 5 year old into the lead at the start and cut out all the fractions while recording her thi...
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Pocono record smashed

on 11/01/2006 12:00 AM
Smashingpringipisa won the Tiger-Phil final, sweeping the late-closer series and breaking a track record at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Tuesday afternoon with a 1:51.4 win. Yannick Gingras drove the 5-year-old mare trained by Mickey Burke to the win, breaking the previous mark for older pacing mares of 1:52.1, which was shared by Female Champs, Nanny Withafanny and A Very Nice Horse. Armbro Bom...
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Ponder retired to stud

on 11/01/2006 12:00 AM
Ponder p,5, 1:48.1, a winner of $1,522,936, has been purchased by Diamond Creek Farm and retired from racing. He will stand at stud in 2007 at the Peninsula Farms location in York, Pa. His stud fee will be $6,000. Diamond Creek Farm will retain a 50 percent in the 5-year-old stallion and syndicate the remaining interest into 100 shares. Peninsula Farm owner Carter Duer, who has worked with m...
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Foreman named Good Guy

on 11/01/2006 12:00 AM
George Foreman, former boxing champion now smitten with harness racing, has won the WR Haughton Memorial Good Guy Award, while Mary Lou Dondarski, a tireless worker in the offices of the Breeders Crown / Hambletonian Society and a skilled craftswoman of harness racing memorabilia, has won the LeeAnne Pooler Memorial Unsung Hero Award. The awards were given by the U.S. Harness Writers Association. ...
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Orsi Mangell elims complete

on 11/01/2006 12:00 AM
The Finnish-trained Express Merett and the dominant 3-year-old filly Giulia Grif have won the two eliminations for the Gran Premio Orsi Mangelli raced in Italy Wednesday. The $242,000 final is scheduled to take place about an hour and a half after the second elim. Giulia Grif (Viking Kronos) has raced mostly against the boys in 2006. She won the elim easily after taking command on the backstret...
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CHHA Hall seeking names

on 11/01/2006 12:00 AM
The California Harness Horsemen’s Association (CHHA) is now accepting nominations for inductees for its class of 2006 Hall of Fame, with names accepted through Dec. 31. Nominations fall into one of two groups: people and horse. People that have contributed significantly to California harness racing as a breeder, an owner, a trainer, or a driver and/or through organizational leadership, or peo...
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Barzgar done for year

on 11/01/2006 12:00 AM
Trainer Tom Harmer had hoped to race 2-year-old colt pacer Fox Valley Barzgar in the upcoming American National at Balmoral Park, but instead he has decided to turn the son of Incredible Finale out for the rest of the year. The winner of the $410,000 Woodrow Wilson at the Meadowlands in early August in a career-best 1:50.2, Fox Valley Barzgar has not started since coming up sick after finishing...
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