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Brian Zendt back in bike

on 07/06/2006 2:00 AM
Brian Zendt, who was released from the hospital earlier in the morning following an accident Monday, reached the winner’s circle Wednesday night at The Meadows, driving Penn Monie Mosie to a 2:00.3 score in a Pennsylvania Sire Stakes division for 2-year-old colt trotters. “I feel great,” Zendt said. “I’m glad to be back.” Penn Monie Mosie was sent to the lead by Zendt and they s...
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Mohegans restate concerns

on 07/06/2006 2:00 AM
Plans for a new $135 million casino complex at the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs have been dealt a setback, according to a published report in the New London, Conn., newspaper The Day. According to the story Pennsylvania officials have issued rules the company said will force it to pay higher-than-anticipated taxes on slot-machine revenues. The newly finalized regulations, from the Pennsylvania ...
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Guy upsets Tweedle Dum

on 07/06/2006 2:00 AM
Guy Gets Girl put an abrupt halt to Tweedle Dum’s seven-race winning streak, collaring that one in the final yards to score a half-length victory in Pompano’s $10,000 Preferred I Handicap trotting feature on Wednesday night in 1:55.2. Driven by Bruce Ranger for owner Paul Ministrelli of Brighton, Mich. and trainer Tom Beckette, Guy Gets Girl burst out the gate from post five and hung Tweedl...
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Morgan wins three at Rcr

on 07/06/2006 2:00 AM
Tony Morgan, racing’s winningest driver this year with 554 wins, visited Rosecroft Raceway Tuesday, July 4. Morgan, slated to drive in eight of ten races on the evening, made it to the winner\'s circle on three occasions. Major Danger N wired the field in the third race for trainer Manley Brown Jr. Morgan drove the horse through quarters of :27.3, :57.2 and 1:26.2 to top Gold Crush (Jonathan ...
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Do you know My Boy David?

on 07/06/2006 2:00 AM
My Boy David, who had been cruising the Illinois tracks for most of his career, slips into the Meadowlands this week to bid for a spot in the $1 million Meadowlands Pace on July 15. He drew the rail in the eighth race, the second of the two elims. Until a couple of weeks ago, My Boy David had toiled far away from the Meadowlands spotlight. He had won Illinois’ $80,000 Governor’s Cup, $65,...
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Passionate Glide to Hambo?

on 07/06/2006 2:00 AM
Might Passionate Glide take on the colts in the Hambletonian? Here\'s what trainer Jimmy Takter has to say about the filly\'s talent: \"It depends how the Stanley Dancer goes, but right now I have no doubt she could go with anything [in the colt division],\" said Takter. \"She reminds me of Moni Maker in the early stages. She’s got that same determination and she’s a lot stronger now. Her o...
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NJ Budget not finalized

on 07/06/2006 2:00 AM
With no state budget in place in time, the Meadowlands is canceling live racing as well as night simulcasting for Thursday, July 6. “While there has been progress on the budget issue, nothing has been finalized in time to allow us to move forward with racing on Thursday night,” said Meadowlands Vice President for Racing Operations Chris McErlean. “We tried to wait until the last possible mom...
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Report says NJ deal struck

on 07/06/2006 2:00 AM
Governor Jon Corzine and New Jersey’s Assembly Speaker have struck a tentative budget deal, signaling an end to the government shutdown that furloughed tens of thousands of state workers, closed state courts, parks and racetracks, and halted gambling at Atlantic City casinos, four sources with knowledge of the deal said. The specifics of the agreement were expected to be announced later today...
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PASS 2YO Filly Pace action

on 07/05/2006 2:00 AM
The Meadows held six divisions of the Pennsylvania Sir Stakes for 2-year-old filly pacers Tuesday night. Fiore Hanover, trained by George Teague Jr., won the first division with driver Dave Palone in 1:55.4. The $16,000 yearling purchase sat third throughout most of the mile, behind Jayne’s Character and Irma La Douce. Fiore Hanover didn’t like the turns too much, but Palone gently steered...
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Lights go out at Rosecroft

on 07/05/2006 2:00 AM
Rosecroft Raceway was forced to cancel its final four races on Tuesday night, including it\'s $11,300 Preferred Pace, due to the outage of a portion of racetrack lighting. Violent electrical storms have peppered the Washington D.C. area over the past few days, and have caused numerous power outages. North America’s leading dash-winning driver, Tony Morgan, made his first start at Rosecroft la...
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Brian Zendt injured

on 07/05/2006 2:00 AM
Brian Zendt, 30, was injured during the 11th race Monday night, at The Meadows when his horse Tag After tax became entangled with Mike Wilder and his horse, Mama Sand Tenor. Zendt was flown to a Pittsburgh area hospital. While no serious injuries were immediately known, he was hospitalized for evaluation. The accident occurred as the horses were passing the half-mile marker; Zendt was just begi...
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Meadowlands closed Wed.

on 07/05/2006 2:00 AM
With the New Jersey legislature still at an impasse over its budget, the Meadowlands has canceled its live racing program for Wednesday, July 5. “Given the hour-to-hour nature of the negotiations, we will take each program day-by-day,” said vice president for racing operations Chris McErlean. “We are moving forward with the expectations of offering live racing on Thursday night and will ...
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Tioga slots open

on 07/05/2006 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs finally opened its 750-machine video gaming parlor Tuesday, July 4, and an overflow crowd filled the site to capacity throughout the day. Nearly 400 people were reportedly in line when the racino opened at 10 a.m., an opening delayed three times the past week due to flooding in the area. About 1,000 people were showing up daily at Tioga Downs since last week’s initial opening on W...
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Top trotters race Friday

on 07/05/2006 2:00 AM
While 3-year-old pacers are the focus on Saturday night in the Meadowlands Pace eliminations, the Friday card will showcase the sport’s top sophomore trotters as the fields are decided for the $375,000 Stanley Dancer Memorial and $375,000 Delvin Miller Memorial at the Meadowlands. Twenty-two colts were split among three $35,000 eliminations for the Stanley Dancer which is regarded as the la...
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Harness racing on RFD

on 07/05/2006 2:00 AM
Inside The Heart Of Harness Racing, a 23-minute documentary providing insights into several aspects of the standardbred sport, will air on cable/satellite network RFD-TV starting in July. RFD-TV is on channel 9409 on DISH Network and on channel 379 on DirecTV. Inside The Heart of Harness Racing will air on Thursday, July 13, at 4 p.m and 10 p.m; Friday, July 14, at 6 a.m.; Sunday, July 16, at 2...
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Black Book \'06 roster online

on 07/05/2006 2:00 AM
The roster of yearlings for this year\'s Harrisburg sale is now available on Standardbred Horse Sales Company\'s web site. www.theblackbook.com. The group consists of an all-time modern era total of 1,086--557 pacers and 429 trotters. The pacing contingent is led by perennial leader Western Hanover, who has 63 yearlings. He is followed by first year New York stallion Art Major with 62. Other pa...
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Tioga resumes racing

on 07/04/2006 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs resumed live racing action on Monday night, in front of more than 5,000 spectators, after having been closed due to flooding in the area this past week. Twelve races were contested, which included three early-closing series finals, those for the Tioga County Pacing Series, the Southern Tier Trotting Series, and the Sacketts Creek Pacing Series. It was South Park Hanover and driver C...
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Meadowlands Pace draws 17

on 07/04/2006 2:00 AM
In the world of 3-year-old pacing, the fireworks are not on the Fourth of July but rather on Saturday, July 8 in pair of $50,000 elimination races for the $1 million Meadowlands Pace. Seventeen colts and geldings were in the entry box Tuesday morning for the elimination races on Saturday night, carded as races seven and eight. From these elims will emerge a field of 10 – top five finishers in e...
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Wednesday card uncertain

on 07/04/2006 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands is still planning to be open for live racing on Wednesday night, but the status of that racing will depend on a resolution of the impasse over the state budget. A decision, regarding Wednesday night\'s races, will be made early in the afternoon on Wednesday. Wednesday morning baby races at the Meadowlands are canceled. The Meadowlands Racing Office will be open to take entries ...
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Parker wins 9,000th

on 07/04/2006 2:00 AM
When Billy Parker Jr. reined Never Look Back to a 2:01:3 victory Monday at Monticello Raceway, it marked his 9,000th career driving victory. He joins a very elite group of just nine drivers who have won 9,000 or more races in their careers. Parker, a Maine native and a Monticello, N.Y., resident for the past 19 years, has won 13 driving titles at the Mighty M since he arrived in 1984. He holds...
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