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Penalties levied in Indiana

on 09/01/2006 2:00 AM
Four horsemen that competed at Hoosier Park this spring have been assessed severe penalties after horses racing under their care tested positive for dexamethasone. Trainer Mark P’Pool received the harshest administrative penalty handed down by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, calling for a six-year suspension and $30,000 fine. IHRC Executive Director Joe Gorajec issued the preliminary rep...
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First raceoff since 2002

on 09/01/2006 2:00 AM
Cool Muscles came away a winner in her first-ever stakes appearance as the 3-year-old daughter of Muscles Yankee was victorious in the $105,000 World Filly Trotting Derby Friday afternoon at the Du Quoin, Ill. fairgrounds. Cool Muscles defeated Miss Wisconsin by one length in a two-horse raceoff after both were victorious in the first two heats. The stage was set for the two-filly showdown--the...
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Barley hopes for Metro dunk

on 08/31/2006 2:00 AM
He wasn\'t given much respect on the tote board during his $40,000 elimination for the Metro Pace for 2 year olds last weekend at Mohawk, but, from his performance, Charley Barley has thrust himself into the mix for this Saturday\'s $1 million final at the Campbellville oval. Being paired with driver David Miller and starting from post four didn\'t seem to help the Western Hanover colt in the e...
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Harr record for the Millers

on 08/31/2006 2:00 AM
Wildfire Julie set a new track record for 4-year-old trotting mares Wednesday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:57.4 triumph in the $14,000 Junior Open Trot. Driven by David Miller for his wife, Misty, who trains the daughter of Inquirer, Wildfire Julie cleared the lead approaching the three-quarters and pulled away by three lengths. It was her seventh win of the year as her lifetime earnings soar...
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Paula\'s Best sets Btva mark

on 08/31/2006 2:00 AM
Paula’s Best broke the Batavia Downs track record and beat the former track record holder with a 1:55 win in a New York Sire Stakes division for 2-year-old filly pacers Wednesday night, Aug. 30. Jim Morrill Jr. drove the Pro Bono Best filly to a 2 1/2 length, wire-to-wire win over JK Let It Ride, who set the former mark of 1:56.3 on Aug. 19. Ross Croghan trains Paula’s Best for owner Larry ...
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Colonial is rented out

on 08/31/2006 2:00 AM
Colonial Downs has been “rented out” Saturday, Sept. 16, with the Virginia racetrack expecting a crowd of about 8,000 people to attend the private function. Normally dark on Saturdays, the racetrack will not race the Friday before and instead have a live card with a post time of 1 p.m. on that Saturday. Colonial Downs’ publicity director Darrell Wood told harnessracing.com that a local bu...
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Saturday night fever?

on 08/31/2006 2:00 AM
Cabana Fever effectively turned the temperature up on the 2-year-old pacing filly division last weekend at Mohawk when she put in a 1:51.4 track record performance and snapped Luck Of Michelle\'s seven-race unbeaten streak during the eliminations for the She\'s A Great Lady Stakes. Set to leave from post three in Saturday\'s $754,500(C) final, the daughter of first-crop sire Real Desire will s...
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Cane Pace final field set

on 08/31/2006 2:00 AM
North America Cup winner Total Truth on Thursday drew post five for Labor Day’s $300,000 Cane Pace at Freehold Raceway and was made the 3-1 morning line favorite. The Cane Pace is the first jewel in the Pacing Triple Crown. Total Truth, driven by Ron Pierce, received a bye into the final on the basis of seasonal earnings, which top $1 million. In addition to winning the North America Cup, the...
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Scar to remove lights, rail

on 08/31/2006 2:00 AM
After two recent racing accidents at Scarborough Downs, including one that resulted in the death of the 6-year-old trotter Highway Hanover after he slammed into the hub rail, the racetrack reportedly will removed both the hub rail and its lighting system. Scarborough owner Sharon Terry was quoted as saying that no decision had been reach as to whether a new lighting system would be installed, whic...
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NJSS action at Freehold

on 08/31/2006 2:00 AM
Heathers Dream rallied from last heading into the final turn to win the second of two New Jersey Sire Stakes divisions for 3-year-old filly trotters at Freehold Thursday afternoon. The first division went to Self Admirer, with both winners trotting lifetime bests. Sent off at odds of 11-1, Heathers Dream got away fourth early after being parked through the first turn in her $27,300 split. Aroun...
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Be Cat Manzi for a day

on 08/31/2006 2:00 AM
One lucky fan Saturday at Freehold Raceway will be able to be \"Cat Manzi for a Day,\" including receiving a cash equivalent to the Hall of Fame driver\'s five-percent fee for the card. A drawing will be held after the second race with the winner being the toast of Freehold the rest of the afternoon. The winner will receive: lunch for two in the Renaissance Dining Room; a chance to visit with C...
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Seven enter Des Smith

on 08/31/2006 2:00 AM
With just seven older pacers entered in this year\'s $181,250(C) Des Smith Classic at Rideau Carleton Raceway Sunday, Sept. 10, no eliminations will be needed. The draw has yet to take place but here are the standout seven that were entered in alphabetical order: Boulder Creek Buckeye One Holborn Hanover Lis Mara Our Lucky Killean Ponder Stonebridge Regal
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Vernon Downs re-opens

on 08/31/2006 2:00 AM
An overflow crowd of about 10,000 packed Vernon Downs Thursday night as the New York racetrack re-opened for live racing for the first time in two years. \"The people are tickled to death that the track is re-opened and with the facility,\" Tioga Downs\' Jason Settlemoir told harnessracing.com. The first race of the night went to Bob\'s Ring Of Fire and driver Chuck Connor Jr., who rallied late...
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Nine to go in Nadia Lobell

on 08/31/2006 2:00 AM
With just nine 3-year-old filly pacers for the $225,000 (est.) Nadia Lobell at The Red Mile, no eliminations will be necessary. Defending divisional champion My Little Dragon heads the cast of nine that will vie for the rich purse on Sunday night, Sept. 10, over the famed clay oval. Here is the field in alphabetical order for the Nadia Lobell: Clova Eternity\'s Delight Grandiose Gal Irene...
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Sun Sentinel wins KYSS

on 08/31/2006 2:00 AM
Sun Sentinel, a 2-year-old filly by Like A Prayer out of Winky’s Goal, captured a $50,000 Kentucky Sire Stakes at The Red Mile Thursday night with a 2:02.2 effort. Trained and driven by Bobby Brower, Sun Sentinel got early position by setting the pace to the quarter in :32.2, then raced in a hole until the last quarter mile. The filly wore down Likeavirgin Lindy in the stretch drive for the ...
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Bossy Boss euthanized

on 08/30/2006 2:00 AM
Bossy Boss, a 2-year-old gelded son of SJ’s Caviar who had won a Pennsylvania Sire Stakes in 1:57.4 on Aug. 15, was euthanized at The Meadows Tuesday night after falling and breaking his pelvis. Bossy Boss fell after coming off the track after competing in a Pennsylvania Sire Stakes division. He was the betting favorite, but the rambunctious animal was too hard to handle behind the gate and ...
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Morgan now at 701 wins

on 08/30/2006 2:00 AM
A six-bagger on Harrington Raceway\'s Tuesday program catapulted Tony Morgan past the 700-win mark for the year, ending the day with 701 victories, one more than he had in all of 2005. This is the fifth time Morgan has reached the 700-win plateau, with a career high of 853 wins when he led the continent in 1996. Morgan finished second to Cat Manzi on the 2005 dash list by 26 wins. He currently ...
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Ciambrone to IRB

on 08/30/2006 2:00 AM
Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has appointed former Chicago Heights Mayor Angelo “Sam” Ciambrone to serve as a commissioner of the Illinois Racing Board, replacing long-time commissioner John Simon.
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Flurry of action at Vernon

on 08/30/2006 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs was a beehive of activity on Tuesday as the historic central New York harness track continued to prepare for the resumption of live racing this Thursday night. Despite a steady rain, an inquisitive and enthusiastic turnout attended the track’s Open House program that featured seven qualifying races, including a 2:05 performance over a “sloppy” track by the Scott Schofield-driven...
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French mare wins World Cup

on 08/30/2006 2:00 AM
The final of the World Cup Trot was raced for the first time in Russia, where the very modern Kazan track was the host. The winner was the French-sired Lady d’Auvrecy. “It was a great experience to be here,” said Swedish trainer-driver Jorgen Westholm. “The arena and the arrangements were very good and the host as well the owner of the mile track (a Russian vodka producer) was very gene...
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