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Collins big at Colonial

on 10/18/2006 2:00 AM
Trainer-driver Dean Collins drove four winners, including three straight, on a sloppy Tuesday night at Colonial Downs. Collins scored his first win on Tuesday with Stately’s Hoss in race two. Collins sent the 3-year-old The Panderosa colt to the lead near the end of the backstretch and Stately’s Hoss rolled to a measured length victory in 1:52.3. Collins also trains Stately’s Hoss for Read...
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Litigator sets career mark

on 10/18/2006 2:00 AM
The Illinois conceived and foaled sophomore trotting set was on display Tuesday night at Balmoral Park as a field of eight diagonally gaited colts and geldings were sent to battle in a $15,130 ISOBA Stake. Just as he’s done throughout most of his 2006 campaign Phillip Rietveld’s Litigator had no trouble disposing of his rivals as he trotted home with a two-length triumph in a career best of 1:...
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Sloppy DSBFs held

on 10/18/2006 2:00 AM
Winbak Farm and John and Earl Wagner\'s Double Flip earned her second straight win in the second $15,000 leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies Tuesday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:57.4 win over a \"sloppy\" track. Driven by Tony Morgan, the Badlands Hanover filly took the lead from entrymate One More Round approaching three-quarters and hel...
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Filly aims for rich final

on 10/18/2006 2:00 AM
Earlier this year Darlin’s Delight duplicated her dam Town Pro’s victory in the Fan Hanover, and now she’ll try to do the same in the upcoming Breeders Crown. Town Pro won the 1985 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old filly pacers at Pompano Park, and Darlin’s Delight make her attempt at Woodbine Saturday, Oct. 28. Darlin’s Delight has won eight of 12 starts this year, including the Fan Hano...
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EL Mikko fresh & ready

on 10/18/2006 2:00 AM
EL Mikko gave Glidemaster all he could handle in the recent Kentucky Futurity, actually taking a short lead near the top of the stretch at The Red Mile before giving way and settling for runner-up honors. The two trotters don’t have to wait long for a return match-up as they drew into the same Breeders Crown elimination Saturday night at Woodbine. EL Mikko came to The Red Mile as an unknown c...
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Positive for Holborn Hanover

on 10/18/2006 2:00 AM
Holborn Hanover has been disqualified from his 1:47.4 win in the $203,000 American National at Balmoral Park in late August, and trainer Brett Robinson has been fined $2,500 after the 5-year-old pacer tested positive for the Class 3 drug Pyrilamine, an antihistamine. Illinois Racing Board projects manager Mickey Ezzo told harnessracing.com Wednesday afternoon that a hearing was held Sunday nigh...
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Tarver a wiz at Harrington

on 10/17/2006 2:00 AM
The Wiz Kids Stable\'s Tarver Hanover earned his ninth win of the year Monday by winning the $22,000 Open at Harrington Raceway. Driven by Patrick Berry for trainer Roy Dinges, the 5-year-old Ball And Chain gelding received a dream trip by falling in behind pacesetting King Sands N on the rail approaching three-quarters and surging by in the stretch for the 1:52.1 win. King Sands N held second,...
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Mohawk cancels qualifiers

on 10/17/2006 2:00 AM
Prolonged rain in the Toronto area has prompted Mohawk Racetrack to cancel its Tuesday morning qualifiers.
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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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