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Striptease Hall breezes

on 06/22/2006 2:00 AM
In her pari-mutuel debut for the Mickey Burke barn, Striptease Hall breezed to a 1:55.3 victory in one of two $49,625 divisions of the New Jersey Sire Stakes for freshman pacing fillies Wednesday night at the Meadowlands. The 2-year-old daughter of Artiscape-St Anne Hall posted a 1 3/4-length victory for driver Brian Sears over Mr. Deli’s Filly and Yannick Gingras. Pick Up held her ground for t...
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Morrill returns for NYSS

on 06/22/2006 2:00 AM
Leading Buffalo Raceway driver Jim Morrill Jr., who was involved in a racing accident May 5, will return to the track for the 2006 Buffalo Raceway debut of New York Sire Stakes action on Friday, June 23. The evening will feature five divisions of 3-year-old trotting fillies racing for a combined $135,165 in purses. \"I definitely wanted to be back for the Sire Stakes,\" said Morrill, who drove ...
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It\'s Tweedle Dum--Again!

on 06/22/2006 2:00 AM
Tweedle Dum ($2.80) extended his winning streak to seven-straight victories on Wednesday at Pompano Park, with the 6-year-old gelding scoring a half-length triumph in the $10,000 Preferred Handicap Trot--his 12th victory of the year. Five Kids and driver Wally Hennessey shot out of the gate from post position six and took early command, but at the quarter pole, timed in :28, driver Walter Ross...
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WEG cuts purses 5 percent

on 06/22/2006 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) has announced effective Sunday, July 2, purses at its Standardbred tracks will be decreased five percent as a \"result of reduced pari-mutuel wagering on standardbred racing at WEG tracks.\" According to a WEG release, in 2006, betting in the Greater Toronto Area on Standardbred, through the end of the Woodbine meet, was off by 6.5 percent compared to the same...
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P-Forty-Seven wins qua.

on 06/22/2006 2:00 AM
Trainer Kelly O’Donnell told harnessracing.com Thursday afternoon that Little Brown Jug winner P-Forty-Seven will make his first major stakes appearance as a 4 year old in the Breeders Crown late next month after the son of The Panderosa won a qualifier at the Meadowlands earlier that day. In a gate-to-wire performance that impressed both O’Donnell and driver David Miller, P-Forty-Seven left f...
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New track mark at Monti

on 06/22/2006 2:00 AM
Armbro Bannister, a 5-year-old Malabar Man stallion, with Ray Schnittker at the controls, established a new Monticello Raceway track record of 1:57:4 when they combined to win the $15,000 Preferred Trot on Wednesday, June 21. And in his prior start—at Pocono Downs on June 6—Armbro Barrister not only set a track record there but his 1:53:1 triumph was also a new world record for older trotting...
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Class 4 Diclofenac explained

on 06/22/2006 2:00 AM
Jag de Bellouet’s Elitlopp disqualification for a positive test for Diclofenac is causing headlines across Europe, but here in the United States the anti-inflammatory drug is considered a Class 4 by Associations of Racing Commissioners International. Dr. Scot Waterman, executive director of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium, told harnessracing.com Thursday afternoon that Diclofenac is...
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E3 final drawn in Sweden

on 06/21/2006 2:00 AM
The eliminations for the popular stake, the E3, were contested Tuesday night at the Eskilstuna-track in Sweden, which is about one hour’s drive from Stockholm. The dominating trainer-driver was Lutfi Kolgjini, who presented two of the most impressive winners: Going Kronos (Viking Kornos - Bell Power by Pine Chip) and the Belgium-bred Victoria d´Orgeres (Remington Crown - I Love d´Orgeres by Ce...
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Croswell mark tied in Coon

on 06/21/2006 2:00 AM
The Charles Coon Memorial Futurity at the Croswell, Mich. fair, scheduled for Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m., has been postponed to 1:00 p.m. Thursday due to inclement weather, according to mhha-online.com. Four-year-old mare pacers and 4-year-old colt and gelding trotters were each scheduled to contest two $11,000 elims before returning for the $33,309 final at the lightning-fast half-miler in M...
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Star drivers at Tioga Sunday

on 06/21/2006 2:00 AM
North America’s leading drivers will be at Tioga Downs Sunday, June 25th. Tony Morgan, who currently leads all of North America for wins with 521 as of today, will join leading reinsman Brian Sears, who is currently second in the money won category with over $4.6 million dollars, and only trails Ron Pierce who won the $1.35 million North America Cup last weekend with Total Truth at Woodbine. Sea...
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Took Hanover reported fine

on 06/21/2006 2:00 AM
Although Took Hanover made a break behind the gate in the North America Cup consolation last Saturday night at Woodbine, trainer Brendan Johnson said it had absolutely nothing to do with the 3-year-old colt pacer being injured after being on a truck and trailer that was involved in an accident on the highway heading to the Toronto track. Took Hanover was in the care of Ontario-based conditioner Mi...
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World champ to Blue Chip

on 06/21/2006 2:00 AM
World Champion American Ideal p,3,1:47.4 ($786,055) has been retired from racing and will begin his stud career in 2007 at Blue Chip Farms in New York, it was announced today. The announcement comes from his owners, Brittany Farms, Blue Chip Stallions, Mac Nichol and the American Ideal Stable. Brittany Farms’ owner George Segal said American Ideal’s partners didn’t want to jeopardize the...
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Winbak Dimensions fastest

on 06/21/2006 2:00 AM
Legacy Racing Stables, a group of eight friends who play at the same golf course, haven’t owned horses for long, but they kicked off the New York Sire Stakes season with an outstanding two-win day on Tuesday, June 20, at Monticello Raceway. The afternoon card featured six Sire Stakes divisions for 3-year-old pacing colts worth $290,586 and total purses of more than $360,000. Both Legacy Racin...
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Irene moves to track mark

on 06/21/2006 2:00 AM
Rodney Wyatt\'s Ireneonthemove equaled the Harrington Raceway track record for 3-year-old pacing fillies Tuesday by winning her $15,000 division of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes in 1:53.3. Driven by Tony Morgan, the Powerful Toy filly left the gate hard from post seven and made the front before the opening quarter and set all the fractions in her half-length win over Bad...
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NA Cup champ Ind. bound

on 06/21/2006 2:00 AM
North America Cup winner Total Truth is now headed to Saturday’s $500,000 Hoosier Cup at Hoosier Park, as trainer and co-owner George Teague made a last-minute decision to enter the sophomore colt pacer. “There’s a three-week gap now until the Meadowlands Pace (elims) so I was either going to have to qualify him or go somewhere else anyway,” Teague told harnessracing.com Wednesday morni...
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New track mark at Rosecroft

on 06/20/2006 2:00 AM
Mandas Mistyclover trotted her way to victory over a sloppy track in a non-betting $3,000 division of the Maryland Sire Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Rosecroft Raceway Monday night, earning her second win of the year from four starts. The daughter of Dedicated Yankee, owned and bred by Donnie and Nancy Drewer, led the mile wire to wire through quarters of :31.1, 1:03.3 and 1:34.4 to win by o...
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Trotting mark tied at London

on 06/20/2006 2:00 AM
It wasn\'t in the program\'s top trotting event on Monday in London, but the 1:57.2 effort by Homestead Dreamer in the 3rd race $12,800 Preferred-2 gave him a share of the track\'s trotting record along with Will Sikes and Windsong Braveheart. Homestead Dreamer was given a perfect pocket trip until mid-stretch by Dave Wall behind race leader Southwind Califon. The 7-year-old Lucky Twenty Five-F...
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Love\'s Open win no secret

on 06/20/2006 2:00 AM
Ken and Betsy Wood and Henry King\'s Mark\'s Secret Love ($18.80) scored a 1:52.2 triumph in the featured $18,500 Open Handicap Monday night at Harrington Raceway. The 5-year-old Artsplace gelding and driver Ross Wolfenden were a perfectly-positioned second behind pacesetting Chewy Gross (Jim Morand), who set fractions of :27, :56, and 1:24. With Dream Rocket (Ron Pierce) surging on the outside...
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Torcello named Chester super

on 06/20/2006 2:00 AM
Mike Torcello has been hired as the track superintendent at Harrah’s Chester Casino & Racetrack, it has been announced by Harrah’s officials. Torcello will oversee the daily maintenance of Harrah’s Chester’s new, five-eighths mile, stone dust oval, which will host live racing for the first time on September 10. Torcello comes to Harrah’s Chester after a lengthy tenure as the track ...
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Mypanmar preps for CPD

on 06/20/2006 2:00 AM
Luck of the draw has meant little to Mypanmar. In fact, unluck of the draw is more like it, according to trainer Virgil Morgan Jr., who will be sending the 5 year old into Saturday’s C$933,000 Canadian Pacing Derby at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto. Last year, Morgan saw Mypanmar draw post six in both the Graduate and Breeders Crown finals, post 12 in the U.S. Pacing Championship, post eight ...
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