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Vernon slots open Oct. 26

on 10/17/2006 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs has announced it will open its new video gaming parlor Saturday, Oct. 26. The New York racetrack reopened for live racing in late August after being shuttered two years. Vernon will turn on 777 video gaming machines, which is projected to produce an annual profit of $9 million.
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One betting site proposed

on 10/17/2006 2:00 AM
An idea of creating a single online wagering site for horse racing was proposed Monday at the annual International Simulcast Conference being held this week in Philadelphia. Greg Avioli, the acting CEO of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Breeders\' Cup Ltd., told the attendees that the industry should band together to develop one site. \"The industry is squandering an opportunit...
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BC elims in all but 3FP

on 10/17/2006 2:00 AM
A crowded entry box forced eliminations in every division but sophomore filly pacers for the $4.5 million Breeder Crown finals on Oct. 28 at Woodbine Racetrack, Toronto Canada. Sixteen $25,000 eliminations will be held this Friday and Saturday at Woodbine. There will be three elims for freshman colt trotters and two for freshman filly trotters and pacers on Friday, Oct. 20. On Saturday, Oct. 21...
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Daley, Victors file suit

on 10/17/2006 2:00 AM
The scratching of four Noel Daley-trained horses at Indiana Downs in mid August has led to a lawsuit filed on behalf of Daley and owner Adam Victor & Son Stable against the Indiana Horse Racing Commission and its executive director, Joe Gorajec. Daley had shipped the horses, including Kentuckiana Stallion Management Stakes entries Irene\'s Lucky Lady, Cantor\'s Daughter and Little Miss Dragon, ...
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Pa. announces TRIP program

on 10/17/2006 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission, tasked with protecting the integrity of the sport of harness racing, is taking affirmative action by commencing a pilot Trainers Responsibility Integrity Program (TRIP) to help deal with the number of positive drug tests of both humans and equines, especially those that may come from the residue of activities of high risk licensees spreading to the horse...
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Huston to call Grey Jug

on 10/17/2006 2:00 AM
Monticello Raceway’s 19th Annual Little Grey Jug on Monday, Nov. 6, will emulate the event from which it was spawned, “the renowned Little Brown Jug”, when the voice of “The Jug,” world-class announcer and Hall of Famer, Roger Huston, travels to the Mighty M to provide the race calls for the event which is limited to gray-colored pacers. “We’re really looking forward to having R...
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Deadline for Breeders Book

on 10/17/2006 2:00 AM
The deadline for stallion reservations for The Horseman And Fair World magazine’s annual Breeders Book Stallion Directory is Wednesday, Oct. 18. All stallions included in the Breeders Book will also have all their data placed FREE online at The Horseman’s web site, www.harnessracing.com. The online Stallion Station features a searchable database and includes not only each stallion’s perfo...
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Artistic Fella in 1:50.1

on 10/16/2006 2:00 AM
Artistic Fella showed he is pretty much on top of his game when he won over older horses with a 1:50.1 effort Sunday afternoon at Harrah’s Chester Downs. The time is the fastest ever over the five-eighths mile oval which opened for racing on Sept. 10. Despite not having raced since Sept. 16, Artistic Fella survived a parked-out journey through the first three eighths (first quarter :26.2), th...
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Mr. Pine Chip to Sweden

on 10/16/2006 2:00 AM
The stallions ranks in Sweden have been increased as Mr. Pine Chip 1:52 ($635,875) has been purchased by a group of Swedish breeders. The 2006 Hambletonian favorite will stand at stud in Sweden. The weekly Swedish trotting publication Trav Ronden has announced that the horse will be standing at the Stenåsens Gård farm. Mr. Pine Chip is a son of SJ’s Caviar and the Pine Chip mare Miss Pine C...
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$27,500 fine for positive

on 10/16/2006 2:00 AM
The positive tests by the first two finishers in this year’s Elitlopp are finally making their way through the Swedish trotting regulatory system and Holger Ehlert, the trainer of second-place finisher Let’s Go, has been fined $27,500 for the positive test for Etacryn, which is used to treat heart and blood pressure problems in humans. Etacryn is not a registered drug in Sweden. Race winner...
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2 supplements to BCs

on 10/16/2006 2:00 AM
Artistic Fella, the reigning king of the sophomore colt pace division, and Fox Valley Tribal, a recent acquisition for Tony Chiaravalle, are taking the supplemental route to the $4.4 Breeders Crown events on Saturday, Oct. 28, at Woodbine Racetrack, in Toronto, Canada. The supplemental fee is $62,500 for the 3-year-old events. There are no supplemental provisions for the 2-year-old divisions. A...
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The Jet is ready for Crown

on 10/16/2006 2:00 AM
Jereme’s Jet won’t be flying to Woodbine for this weekend’s Breeders Crown eliminations, but he’s heading to Canada via truck on Wednesday with a win under his belt after scoring a 1:51.4 victory in a conditioned race at Maywood last Friday night. The start was the first for the 3-year-old colt pacer since finishing sixth in his Little Brown Jug elimination Sept. 21 after being parked thro...
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$2 million on tap at Big M

on 10/16/2006 2:00 AM
A stakes schedule worth nearly $2 million, featuring the Fall Final Four, will be on tap for the 21-date holiday harness meet that spans Nov. 17 through Dec. 30 at the Meadowlands. The Fall Final Four showcases 2 year olds of each gait and gender with finals worth an estimated $300,000 to $375,000 on Saturday, Dec. 2. The trotters meet in the Valley Victory for colts and the Goldsmith Maid for...
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Super Final stunners at Wdb

on 10/15/2006 2:00 AM
It was a rough night for the favorites in Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final action Saturday evening at Woodbine. The chalk horses survived in only two of the eight $300,000 contests. The biggest upset of all came when millionaire Majestic Son jumped it off at the start of the final for sophomore colt and gelding trotters, triggering a win by 113-1 Yorktown Gunner in 1:56. Yorktown Gunner and Tho...
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Four supplement to TCS

on 10/15/2006 2:00 AM
The nominations for the Pacing Classic and Classic Oaks grew by two entrants each with the closing of supplemental nominations this past Thursday. MJG Racing Stable and Louis Willinger, owners of the Breeders Crown winner Lis Mara, have nominated him to the Pacing Classic. Also supplemented to that division is the talented and very fresh Make It Brief, who made his first start since June of 20...
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Courageous win for Van Anna

on 10/15/2006 2:00 AM
Van Anna, driven by Chip Noble, won Saturday’s $120,000 Courageous Lady at Northfield Park in a time of 1:53.1. Van Anna, owned by Robert Kaufman and trained by Danny Collins, beat the favored Art’s Temptress, a $10,000 supplemental entry, by two lengths, while Caviart Sydney was third. Sent off at 11-1, Van Anna posted a new lifetime mark with the win, and pushed her career earnings to $239,9...
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Free wins big at Maywood

on 10/14/2006 2:00 AM
In a turn-around of events, Free stole the show Friday night from Street Dancer in the $100,000 Maywood Park Filly Pace Final. The Stanley Miller-trained daughter of Armbro Mackintosh romped to a 1:53.4 victory for driver Sam Widger, picking up her 14th win of the season in 23 tries. Free was forced to come first over just past the :56.3 half after sitting fifth on the rail through a first qua...
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Illinois colt equals mark

on 10/14/2006 2:00 AM
Illinois Orange & Blue champion Home Bed Advantage, oiwned by MJGB Racing Stables and trainer Dave McCaffrey, overcame a brutal first-over route to win the $63,000 Cardinal Final in 1:52.4 Friday night at Maywood Park. The time equaled the track and world record for a freshman gelding pacer on a half-mile track. Home Bed Advantage--a freshman son of Cole Muffler who has won seven of seven caree...
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Third Day rolls at Maywood

on 10/14/2006 2:00 AM
Redbud Stables, P. Rock and John and Duke Johnston\'s Third Day led from pillar to post en route to winning the $100,000 Maywood Pace Final Friday night at Maywood Park. The sophomore son of Cole Muffler rattled off fractions of :27.2, :55.3 and 1:23 before pacing home in :28.3 to win by 1 1/4 lengths over rival My Boy David (Andy Miller), who the previous week had competed in the Tattersalls Pac...
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Texas Shootout in Jersey

on 10/14/2006 2:00 AM
Texas Shootout was parked most of the mile—just as he was when he won a heat of the Adios—and still prevailed at the wire, winning the $274,225 James B. Dancer Memorial Saturday afternoon at Freehold Raceway. The time of the mile was 1:54. Driver Yannick Gingras and Texas Shootout started from post nine. The 3-year-old gelding by The Panderosa stayed game through fractions of :27.4, :57 and...
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