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The rest of Friday\'s winners

on 09/29/2006 2:00 AM
2nd race--$12,000 late-closer for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers Carr\'s Character (George Brennan) 1:52.1 3rd race--$6,000 Open Trot for fillies and mares Abbey Craig (Brian Sears) 1:55.1 4th race--$2,800 conditioned pace Three Men Dreamin (Mike Lachance) 1:52.4 7th race--late-closer for 3-year-old filly trotters Victor\'s Finesse (Andy Miller) 1:55.3 9th race--$12,500 late-cl...
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A NJSS clean sweep

on 09/28/2006 2:00 AM
Bamboo Yankee made a clean sweep of the New Jersey Sire Stakes series for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings at Freehold Raceway with a 1:59.2 victory Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 27, in the $85,000 championship final. With Jeff Gregory driving, the gelded son of Self Possessed closed in the stretch from fourth to first for a 1 1/4-length victory over Green Day. Year In Review finished third....
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Handle up at Cal-Expo

on 09/28/2006 2:00 AM
The Cal-Expo State Fair harness meet concluded on Thursday, Sept. 21, with a sharp increase in total handle. Despite racing 26 days this season, versus 24 last year, the average nightly handle rose to $775,918, a hefty 22.41 percent increase over the $633,862 average posted last season. On track handle dropped 15.92 percent to $53,433. Advance deposit and telephone wagering rose 80.77 perc...
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Backstretch with Gordon

on 09/28/2006 2:00 AM
Umbrella. Can you please use it in a sentence? If you are heading to The Red Mile Thursday you might bring an umbrella or you will get soaked. U-m-b-r-e-l-l-a. Correct, and sorry Yannick, my weather forecast from yesterday came true as we had rain from about 10 p.m. last night until about 9 this morning, and more is in the cards later today. It was pouring this morning when my phone rang at 7:4...
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No rest for Jug winner

on 09/28/2006 2:00 AM
The competitive $393,750(C) final of the Milton Stakes highlights yet another stellar Saturday card from Mohawk, one which will include a $130,000(C) OSS Gold final for 2-year-old pacing colts, the return of Little Brown Jug winner Mr. Feelgood, fan favorite Doonbeg, and another solid 3 year old debuting for a new trainer. The connections of Milton elimination winners Glowing Report (PP3, David...
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Hunt M Down wins Open Trot

on 09/28/2006 2:00 AM
Sam Jacobs, Crissman Inc. and Ronald Reed\'s track record holder Hunt M Down earned his fifth of the year in 1:55.2 Wednesday in the $20,000 Open Trot at Harrington Raceway. The Tim Crissman-trainee and driver Tony Morgan seized control shortly after the half-mile where he would cruise to a three-length win over Jake\'s Nordic and JM Vangogh. The win pushed the 8-year-old SJ\'s Photo gelding ov...
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Meadows gets slots license

on 09/28/2006 2:00 AM
Slot machines in Pennsylvania are nearing. Meadows LLC announced Wednesday, Sept 27, that its subsidiary, Washington Trotting Association, Inc, will immediately begin constructing a temporary gaming facility. A formal groundbreaking will likely take place in October with the facility scheduled to open in spring 2007. “We are pleased we were able to obtain approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming...
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Prices galore in 2CTs

on 09/28/2006 2:00 AM
Donato Hanover, making his first start since winning the Peter Haughton Memorial in early August, posted a 1:57.4 victory in one of five $82,800 Bluegrass divisions for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters Thursday afternoon at The Red Mile. Sent off at odds of 1-5, Donato Hanover\'s victory over the \"sloppy\" track was the only division that did not have a longshot winner. In winning for the ...
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Sears wins two 2FP splits

on 09/28/2006 2:00 AM
Trinity Islands won the first of three $101,000 Bluegrass divisions for 2-year-old filly pacers Thursday afternoon at The Red Mile, scoring in 1:54.1 over a \"sloppy\" track. Brian Sears was in the sulky as the daughter of Jenna\'s Beach Boy won for the third time in eight starts, defeating Western Montana and Mind Boggling. Steve Elliott trains the winner, who lowered her mark by more than a s...
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Bob Heyden wins

on 09/28/2006 2:00 AM
Bob Heyden, the full brother to standout trotter Ken Warkentin, won the $12,000 harnessracing.com late-closer Thursday afternoon at The Red Mile, with Brian Sears directing the Trond Smedshammer trainee to the 1:58.3 victory over the \"sloppy\" racetrack. A $290,000 yearling purchase, the 3-year-old son of Yankee Glide-Jambo won for the fifth time in 11 starts this year. He was unraced at two. ...
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Fast-closing NJSS final win

on 09/27/2006 2:00 AM
CC’s Casey’s Dream, with Steve Smith driving, closed in the stretch to win the $85,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes final for 2-year-old trotting fillies in 2:00.4 Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 26, at Freehold Raceway. A daughter of Dream Vacation trained by Karen Garland, CC’s Casey’s Dream won by 1 3/4 lengths over the betting favorite Marvellous, who had led since the quarter-mile mark of the r...
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Harvey, 82, to drive Thurs.

on 09/27/2006 2:00 AM
At an age when most are enjoying their retirement years, Harry Harvey keeps on going. The 82-year-old harness racing legend will return to the sulky when he drives Timothy Rooney’s 2-year-old filly Lisbella in the third race at Harrah’s Chester Casino & Racetrack on Thursday, Sept. 28. Harvey drove Lisbella, who he also trains, to a convincing score in a qualifying race at Harrah’s Cheste...
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Putnam gets 6,000th win

on 09/27/2006 2:00 AM
Carl Putnam Jr. won five races at the Hillsdale (Mich.) County Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 26, becoming only the 32nd driver in harness racing history to notch 6,000 career victories. When asked what his secrets to success were Carl said, \"Getting up working hard everyday, having great owners, and the support of my family.\" Putnam, 54, shows driving earnings of over $21.7 million, driving mos...
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Fine, more days for Trond

on 09/27/2006 2:00 AM
The New Jersey Racing Commission has voted to increase Trond Smedshammer’s suspension from 30 to 45 days and impose an $18,000 fine for his drive with Here Comes Herbie in this year’s Hambletonian. The action took place during the commission\'s monthly meeting held Tuesday, Sept. 26. Originally Smedshammer had received only a 30-day suspension as a result of his drive behind Here Comes Her...
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Backstretch with Gordon

on 09/27/2006 2:00 AM
Jimmy Takter looked straight at me and said: “What pacing hobbles?” My first stop on the 2006 Backstretch With Gordon tour was to Takter’s barn where I could see for myself that Mister Trotting indeed have pacing hobbles, so I asked Jimmy where the equipment was and he didn’t even flash a smile when I got the answer, although he was kidding as he sometimes likes to do with me. I really ...
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Tracks get slot licenses

on 09/27/2006 2:00 AM
As expected, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today awarded temporary slots licenses to five racetrack casinos, including The Meadows, Mogehan Sun at Pocono Downs and Harrah’s Chester, The board also gave slots licenses to Philadelphia Park and Penn National racetrack. Most of the racetrack operators have indicated they hope to have at least part of their slot operation open in early 20...
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Princess sets a world mark

on 09/27/2006 2:00 AM
Pampered Princess raced like royalty Wednesday in the fifth of six Bluegrass divisions for 2-year-old filly trotters, stepping to a world-record 1:54.4 victory over The Red Mile. John Campbell is the master at working out a second-over drive, and that was where he had the freshman filly in the last turn before rallying past the leaders and going on to the open-lengths win. A $240,000 yearling p...
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DeFrank named at Pompano

on 09/26/2006 2:00 AM
Greg DeFrank has been named as the new racing secretary at Pompano Park. DeFrank, whose experience dates back to the early 1980s, will assume his position immediately as Pompano Park moves closer to the opening date of its new casino, now expected early in the first quarter of 2007. DeFrank began his career at Hazel Park, where he was program director. Since then, he has held positions at North...
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Mr. Muscleman just jogs

on 09/26/2006 2:00 AM
Mr. Muscleman made his final tune-up before his 2006 debut this Saturday with a fourth-place finish in a 1:59 qualifying mile at The Red Mile this morning. With Ron Pierce in the bike Mr. Muscleman sat last in the five-horse field through fraction of :29.3, :59.3 and 1:30.3 before finishing fourth, race-timed in 1:59.3. “He was suppose to qualify (last) Saturday before they called them off (d...
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Night Mystery wins at Harr

on 09/26/2006 2:00 AM
Linda Taylor and Pohl Lander Farms\' Night Mystery ($6.20) set sizzling fast fractions Monday night, Sept. 25, but would not be denied in the $16,500 winners-over co-featured pacing event at Harrington Raceway with a 1:52.4 victory. Driven by Yannick Gingras for trainer Mike Hall, the 6-year-old Artsplace gelding set fractions of :27.2, :54.4, and 1:23.3 with a parked Ross the Boss N outside mu...
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