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GE\'s Jen repeats at Harr.

on 06/28/2006 2:00 AM
Phillip Mitchell\'s GE\'s Jen won her second straight race on Tuesday, this one in 1:52.2, for trainer Kevin McDermott in a $15,000 Fillies and Mares Open pace over a \"sloppy\" track at Harrington Raceway. The 7-year-old JK Outlaw mare won her first start for McDermott on June 16 at the Meadowlands in a lifetime-best 1:50.4, and she followed that effort with a strong performance on Tuesday, a...
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Jug pool odds corrected

on 06/28/2006 2:00 AM
The final odds first reported to Delaware County Fair officials for the first Little Brown Jug future wagering pool were incorrect. Western Shore, the fifth-place finisher in the Hoosier Cup, is an even stronger favorite at odds of 8-5. The \"field\" remained the second choice of the bettors at odds of 7-1 while North America Cup and Hoosier Cup winner Total Truth closed at 8-1. Feelin Friskie is ...
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Filly dies in Balmoral race

on 06/28/2006 2:00 AM
Three-year-old filly pacer Miss Cover Girl, trained by Paul Stafford of the Ken Rucker Stable, died at the finish line at the conclusion of the ninth race at Balmoral Park Tuesday night. The well-bred daughter of Blissfull Hall-Valadonna Hanover trailed the entire way for driver Todd Warren before collapsing at the wire in a 1:52.3 mile. Miss Cover Girl, a half sister to Brother Joshua p, 1:50 ...
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Progress for PA slots

on 06/28/2006 2:00 AM
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has reported that the Pennsylvania state Senate voted to make a major change in the 2004 law that legalized slot machines, eliminating a requirement for middleman companies called slots suppliers or distributors. The bill must now go to the House, where it could be passed by Friday. If so, the process to license racetracks for casinos could move forward. According to...
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Tioga Downs closed to Sat.

on 06/28/2006 2:00 AM
Mother Nature has proven she surely isn\'t a slots player as the planned Wednesday morning opening of the 750-machine slot parlor at Tioga Downs in New York has been postponed to Saturday morning due to extreme flooding in the area after days of prolonged rain. Also, Friday night\'s race card has been rescheduled to Saturday night at 6:50 p.m. Jason Settlemoir, Tioga Downs\' vice president of r...
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Savage still Hambo bound

on 06/28/2006 2:00 AM
Keystone Savage will try to break a 27-year jinx and become the first Peter Haughton Memorial winner to capture the $1.5 million Hambletonian, harness racing’s most coveted prize, on Aug. 5, at the Meadowlands. No colt has gone from winning the Peter Haughton, the Meadowlands’ signature event for two-year-old trotters, to Hambletonian glory at three. Keystone Savage takes his next step on t...
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Ace, Truth to Big M Pace

on 06/28/2006 2:00 AM
George Teague told harnessracing.com he plans on sending both Western Ace and Total Truth to the Meadowlands Pace elims, scheduled for July 8. Total Truth is coming off wins in the North America Cup and Hoosier Cup. Western Ace, who finished fifth in the North America Cup, is in-to-go Saturday in the $71,700 Jersey Cup at the Meadowlands. “He’s sound, but he’s not the luckiest of hors...
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Expensive Scooter dies

on 06/28/2006 2:00 AM
Expensive Scooter p,3, 1:51 ($910,846) died Saturday morning, June 24, in his stall at Morrow Lands Farm in Mt. Gilead, Ohio, at age 15. According to Dean Redmond, who co-owned the stallion with Steven Stanek, Walter Brown and James Coffman, a veterinarian’s autopsy revealed that Expensive Scooter died of an aortic aneurism. “We fed that morning, and two hours later (I) walked past his stal...
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Constance Hill wins qualifier

on 06/28/2006 2:00 AM
Walnut Hall Ltd.-bred Constance Hall, a half sister to 2003 Trotter of the Year Cantab Hall, won a qualifier at Windsor Raceway Wednesday morning in 2:04.1. The 2-year-old daughter of Striking Sahbra-Canland Hall failed to make her reserve bid last fall as a yearling and was retained by Walnut Hall Ltd., who turned her over to trainer Bob McIntosh. Peter Wrenn directed the filly to the 3 1/4-lengt...
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3 winners for Gurfein

on 06/28/2006 2:00 AM
Things were going trainer Ron Gurfein’s way at the Meadowlands Wednesday night, just days before his induction in the Harness Racing Hall of Fame. He had winners with Possess The Magic in the Acorn and two other filly trotters in overnight action. Possess The Magic, a filly by Gurfein’s Hambletonian winner Self Possessed, trotted to a 1:58 score in her $61,250 Acorn division despite startin...
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Another winner for Teague

on 06/28/2006 2:00 AM
George Teague and Patrick Callahan’s luck has continued. The two owners of North America Cup and Hoosier Cup winner Total Truth enjoyed a first and a second-place finish in the Debutante Wednesday night at the Meadowlands. Isabella Blue Chip, a daughter of Bettor’s Delight, won her second straight career start with a :27.3 final quarter putting her at the wire first in 1:54.4. She had previ...
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Double Flip wins final

on 06/27/2006 2:00 AM
Double Flip went wire to wire Monday night at Rosecroft Raceway and captured the $9,600 final of the Miss Henson Creek Series for 2-year-old filly pacers in 1:55.3. It was the first victory in the series for the Badlands Hanover filly after finishing fifth and fourth, respectively, in the two preliminary legs of the series. Co-owner John Wagner was in the bike as double Flip won her first race ...
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More slots politics in PA

on 06/27/2006 2:00 AM
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has reported that Pennsylvania state Rep. Mike Veon is trying to change the state’s slots law in order to convert the seventh and final racetrack/casino license into a non-racetrack, free-standing casino. Veon is the second-ranking Democrat in the House. “I am exploring every option,” Veon said of his plans. According to the Post-Gazette report, converting t...
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Tioga VLTs to open Wed.

on 06/27/2006 2:00 AM
The New York State Lottery Commission approved a license for Tioga Downs to open its 750 video lottery terminals, according to a story in Binghamton’s Press and Sun Bulletin. A ribbon cutting for the gaming operation is set for Wednesday at 10 a.m. The five-eighths mile harness track, located in Nichols, N.Y., opened to much fanfare on June 9.
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Saratoga to take signal

on 06/27/2006 2:00 AM
Saratoga Gaming and Raceway has come to an agreement with the New York Racing Association to simulcast the entire six week Saratoga Race Course meet beginning July 26. The harness track will be receiving the signal in exchange for the use of approximately 50 of its stalls. The agreement between the two tracks gives visitors to Saratoga Springs, N.Y., the opportunity to wager and view the popul...
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Ohio horsemen lend support

on 06/27/2006 2:00 AM
The three major horsemen’s groups involved in racing in Ohio have all endorsed a proposed constitutional amendment to allow slots at the state’s seven tracks and two locations in downtown Cleveland. The boards of directors of the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association (OHHA), the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) and the Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners (OTBO) hav...
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Lew Barasch dies

on 06/27/2006 2:00 AM
Lew Barasch, the last of the major racetrack publicists from harness racing’s golden era, died Sunday night at a New York hospital at the age of 90. Unlike many of the flamboyant publicists of the mid-20th century, Barasch, was not flashy, but was one of the most efficient at his vocation. After having begun his career in journalism and in the entertainment industry, Barasch joined the re...
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Andover Hall filly qualifies

on 06/27/2006 2:00 AM
Up Front Laura, an Andover Hall 2-year-old filly, qualified Tuesday morning at The Meadows for trainer Kelly O’Donnell in 2:05.4. Driven by Dave Palone over a track rated \"sloppy\", the filly led at every call in her second qualifying start. She finished fourth in 2:07 June 20. Up Front Laura was a $75,000 yearling purchase that sold under the name of Marli Hanover to Ed Mullinax and James S...
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Meadowlands Pace next race

on 06/26/2006 2:00 AM
Attention, Little Brown Jug Fantasy players, you’ve got through Tuesday, July 4th, to tinker with your stable. For the next nine days you can make up to five changes in your stable roster. The deadline is 11:59 p.m. on July 3, the night before the box closes for the Meadowlands Pace eliminations. If you haven’t signed up to play this free contest, you still have time to join in the fun and...
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Amazing night at Big M

on 06/26/2006 2:00 AM
On the night the 2006 Meadowlands Pace champion is crowned, WCBS-TV will be casting for another amazing race, The Amazing Race, in Paddock Park. WCBS-TV’s popular reality show, The Amazing Race, will stage a casting call at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Saturday, July 15, the night of the $1 million Meadowlands Pace, one of harness racing’s premier events for three-year-old pacers. The bigg...
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