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A snazzy DSBF victory

on 06/29/2006 2:00 AM
Nanticoke Racing\'s All This Snazz remained perfect with his fifth lifetime win in as many starts Wednesday in the second $15,000 leg of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 3-year-old colt trotters. The Les Givens-trained and driven Loge colt scored a 2:00.4 triumph over Happy Commando and Camp Commando. He has now earned nearly $80,000 lifetime. The lightly raced sophomor...
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Handle increase at Hoosier

on 06/29/2006 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park concluded its 13th season of Standardbred racing Saturday, June 24. The meet offered 60 days of live racing, beginning April 1. Total wagering reached $57,431,099 for the 60-day meet compared to $52,853,306 during the 61-day meet in 2005. Given the differences in race dates year over year, daily averages for handle and attendance are used for comparison purposes. Average daily hand...
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No budget, no racing?

on 06/29/2006 2:00 AM
Despite a budget showdown between New Jersey Gov. John Corzine and the state legislature that theoretically could close the racetracks, the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority is planning for racing this weekend at the Meadowlands and Monmouth Park. If there is no state budget passed, state offices—including the New Jersey Racing Commission and the Casino Control Commission—could be ...
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Dave Panlone set for Big M

on 06/29/2006 2:00 AM
Dave Panlone, who won his North America Cup elim and then finished fourth in the final, will make his next start in the Meadowlands Pace eliminations. The colt’s trainer, Jim Arledge Jr., says of his chances in the Meadowlands Pace, “He seems real good right now.” Dave Panlone raced two heats in the Hoosier Cup and finished fourth in the final heat after suffering from traffic troubles. ...
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Alastor skipping Big M Pace

on 06/29/2006 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Pace eligible Alastor Hanover will be skipping the race. Roger Hammer reports that Alastor Hanover will be staying in Canada to race. Alastor Hanover is by the Ontario sire Camluck, thus he is eligible to the rich Ontario-sired events. Alastor Hanover started his season by competing in the Berry’s Creek at the Meadowlands with Hammer handling the colt. Mark Ford is now training th...
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Artstanding recovering

on 06/29/2006 2:00 AM
According to trainer Tom Fanning, as of Thursday, June 29, Artstanding was questionable for the Meadowlands Pace. “When he came back from Canada (where he competed in the North America Cup elims) he got sick; he just didn’t immediately show it,” said Fanning. “Right now I’m not sure about entering him in the Meadowlands Pace. I haven’t yet discussed it with the horse\'s owners. The ...
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PA track ruling appealed

on 06/29/2006 2:00 AM
Pennsylvania\'s executive branch has appealed to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court a lower court decision which ruled that the Pennsylvania State Harness Racing Commission should reconsider the Bedford Downs racetrack application. Earlier this month the Commonwealth Court ruled that the Harness Racing Commission should reconsider its rejection of Bedford Downs, a planned one-mile harness track tha...
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Medication council meets

on 06/29/2006 2:00 AM
During its meeting on Tuesday, June 27, at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, the Board of Directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) finalized a two-part plan to establish model policies for withdrawal times for therapeutic medications in racehorses. In part one, the RMTC will compile existing withdrawal guidelines for 50 therapeutic medications identified by the American Ass...
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Chocolatier tastes victory

on 06/29/2006 2:00 AM
Reigning divisional champion Chocolatier won his first race of his 3-year-old season Thursday night at the Meadowlands, overcoming a first-over journey from the halfway point on to cross the wire in a career-best 1:53.2. \"He was perfect tonight; couldn’t have been better,” said D.R. Ackerman, the colt’s driver. Ackerman dropped in fourth with Chocolatier as David Miller sent Capetown Ha...
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Tioga closed until Monday

on 06/29/2006 2:00 AM
Impassable road conditions on West River Road, where standing water has measured up to six feet deep in some places, have forced Tioga Downs to cancel racing this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The Susquehanna River Trotting Series final has been moved to Tuesday, July 4. Post positions will remain the same, and the final will be raced later on the afternoon card. “In the past few days it has...
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2YOs in action at Big M

on 06/29/2006 2:00 AM
Whats Up Now (1:5.2.1) and Artzina (1:53.2) captured $53,500 divisions of the Goshen Cup for 2-year-old pacing colts while Donato Hanover (1:57.2) and Peyton Way (1:59.3) won $55,675 divisions of the E.H. Harriman Cup for 2-year-old trotting colts at the Meadowlands Thursday night. Whats Up Now set a stakes record with his score. After his entrymate, the runaway Mattdultery, cut the fractions,...
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Driver is 53rd to 5,000

on 06/28/2006 2:00 AM
Driver Andy Miller won his 5,000th career race Tuesday night at Balmoral Park, scoring the milestone victory with Della Ware. Miller, 37, has been plitting time between New Jersey and Illinois for most of the 2006 season but the hectic travel schedule has not slowed him down one bit as he once again ranks among the sports leaders in both races won and purse earnings. Miller becomes only the se...
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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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