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Strong Yankee scores

on 06/16/2006 2:00 AM
The renewed rivalry between last year’s Breeders Crown winner Strong Yankee and Hambletonian champ Vivid Photo didn’t exactly materialize Friday night at the Meadowlands as Strong Yankee won in 1:53, but Vivid Photo was fourth, a few lengths behind the winner. Strong Yankee, making his first start of the season, was raced in mid-pack for most of the mile, but took the lead in the homestretc...
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1:54.2 mile for Herbie

on 06/16/2006 2:00 AM
Here Comes Herbie set a national season’s mark of 1:54.2 in winning the $50,000 consolation for the Goodtimes Friday night at Woodbine, and Chocolatier—wearing a head pole for the first time—put in a strong effort to take second. Here Comes Herbie, a colt sired by Credit Winner, was parked through the opening quarter in :28, then cleared and maintained his position the rest of the race. C...
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Pure Ivory stays flat, wins

on 06/16/2006 2:00 AM
Pure Ivory got down to business finally in the $50,000 consolation of the Elegantimage, winning by 3 ½ lengths in 1:55. In her two previous starts this season the filly had broken stride. A daughter rof Striking Sahbra, Pure Ivory is trained by Brad Maxwell and owned by Jerry Vanboekel, Harry Rutherford and Steve Condren, Condren also drives the filly. Last year at age two Pure Ivory won 10...
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Michael MacDonald hurt

on 06/15/2006 2:00 AM
Driver Michael MacDonald suffered undisclosed injuries as a result of a race accident at Rockingham Park Wednesday. MacDonald, 58, had won three races on the card, including the two previous contests before the accident occurred in the ninth race. MacDonald, who has won more than 2,200 races and $12.6 million over his career and is currently the second-leading dash driver at Rockingham, was dri...
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Rich finals at Hawthorne

on 06/15/2006 2:00 AM
He Wants It All and Muscles Marinara are set to defend their respective titles in the $96,000 Robert F. Carey Memorial Pace and the $105,000 Erwin F. Dygert Memorial Trot Saturday night at Hawthorne Racecourse. Also on the docket is a pair of World Series Grand Circuit events, both for pacing colts and geldings. The 2 year olds take center stage in the evening’s second event, and the sophomo...
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Balmoral to drop Mondays

on 06/15/2006 2:00 AM
Balmoral Park has announced it is dropping Monday nights from its schedule when the racetrack re-opens for live racing Sunday, June 18. Balmoral Park will now race Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, while Maywood Park will race Thursday and Fridays when it re-opens June 22. “It’s lack of horses,” Balmoral/Maywood simulcast director Jim Hannon told harnessracing.com Thursday morn...
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Let the rivalry begin

on 06/15/2006 2:00 AM
The rivalry between 2005’s leading sophomore trotters Vivid Photo and Strong Yankee is about to continue as the two will meet for the first time in 2006 as 4 year olds at the Meadowlands Friday night, lining up behind the gate in the sixth race, a $35,000 Open Trot. “It’s going to be like a revenge match, but both of us might get our butts kicked,” Vivid Photo’s trainer-driver and co-...
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Pompano executive named

on 06/15/2006 2:00 AM
Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. officials announced today the appointment of Douglas Shipley as corporate vice president of racino operations based in Pompano Beach, Fla. Shipley\'s initial responsibilities will be the opening and operations of the Pompano Park racino. Shipley brings more than 26 years of experience in the gaming industry to Isle-Pompano along with expertise in racino management. H...
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Team Youbet named

on 06/15/2006 2:00 AM
There is a new \"Team Youbet\" in town: drivers John Campbell, Cat Manzi and David Miller. The three have been signed as exclusive spokespersons for the online wagering service that also provides live audio/video and information. Campbell, Manzi and Miller will wear Youbet logos on their driving colors and will appear in online promotions on the company\'s website. The three drivers will also b...
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Capetown Hall wins qualifier

on 06/15/2006 2:00 AM
Three-year-old colt trotter Capetown Hall won a qualifier at the Meadowlands Thursday morning in 1:56.2, one-fifth of a second off his career best set last year while capturing the $227,100 Matron final over the five-eighths mile track at Dover Downs. It was the second straight qualifying win for the son of Garland Lobell who is a half brother to the stakes-winning trotters Cash Hall and Cartier H...
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NJSS for colt trotters

on 06/15/2006 2:00 AM
Tasty Max capitalized on a second-over trip and held off a late-surging Blue Mac Lad by a neck to win a New Jersey Sire Stakes division at the Meadowlands Thursday night in 1:56. Two other splits were won by Make You Mine (1:55.1) and DC\'s Piggy Bank (1:55.1) Tasty Max was driven by John Campbell. “He had a good trip,” the Hall of Fame driver said. “He was second-over into the stretch. ...
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Winners for Shady Character

on 06/15/2006 2:00 AM
The team of trainer Mickey Burke, Sandy and Cori Goldfarb, and the sire Shady Character had three 2-year-old winners in baby race action at The Meadows Thursday night. Their winners were Twin Character (1:57), Pam\'s Character (1:57.4) and Jayne\'s Character (1:56.3). Twin Character, a colt is out of the No Nukes mare Irish Honey. The filly Pam\'s Character is out of Remi Baby, a daughter of Ab...
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Currier & Ives on display

on 06/14/2006 2:00 AM
A collection of rare, original Currier & Ives lithographs will be on exhibition from Aug. 24 through Sept. 29 at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum on the Ohio Wesleyan University campus in historic downtown Delaware, OH. The exhibit is on loan from the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame in Goshen, NY and the display is entitled “The Grand Sport of Harness Racing” depicting scenes of the “f...
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Hoosier Cup nominee wins

on 06/14/2006 2:00 AM
Hoosier Cup probable Western Shore continued to impress when he beat older horses with a comfortable 1 ½-length victory in 1:51.4 Tuesday night at Woodbine. The 3-year-old pacing colt was making just his fourth career start. Brittany Farms, which bred the colt, purchased an interest in the horse from owner Ron Michelon earlier this month along with trainer Erv Miller. “Brittany bred him a...
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Mr. Pine Chip in 1:55

on 06/14/2006 2:00 AM
Sophomore colt trotter Mr. Pine Chip stepped off the stakes trail Tuesday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs with a 1:55 victory in an $8,500 conditioned trot. Although the field was made up mostly of older horses, finishing second to the overwhelming 1-9 favorite was Frank The Hands, another stakes-winning performer last year at two. Mr. Pine Chip captured the $100,000 Pennsylvania Sire ...
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Zweig moved to Tioga

on 06/14/2006 2:00 AM
Harness Horse Breeders of New York State have announced that the $300,000 Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial Trot for 3 year olds in 2006 has been relocated to Tioga Downs in Nichols, N.Y. The date of Saturday, Aug. 12, for the open and filly divisions remains the same and the event will be raced on the afternoon matinee card. \"Tioga Downs has a five-eighths mile track that was completely re-done by ...
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Top colts in PASS

on 06/14/2006 2:00 AM
Armbro Damien, Sandro Hanover and True North Hanover will head up a field of talented 3-year-old colts and geldings in Friday afternoon’s four divisions of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes. Dave Palone will be in the sulky with Armbro Damien, a winner of six of 12 starts this season with a second and three third-place finishes. Robert McIntosh trains the Western Hanover colt that has won five str...
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Series finals at Hawthorne

on 06/14/2006 2:00 AM
In the $15,500 Forest View Pacing Series Final, Fluff O Macktic left no doubt with a stunning 11-length victory in 1:53.2. The Armbro Mackintosh filly was slipped into leg two last week by owners Bill and Agnes Mowen and trainer Nick Prather and they held their breath that their fine filly wouldn’t be claimed. That didn’t happen and she responded with an easy 4-length victory in that leg t...
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Gingras now 4th at Big M

on 06/14/2006 2:00 AM
With seven weeks left in the Meadowlands’ 2006 racing season, driver Yannick Gingras is having his best meet ever, and the 26 year old has now picked up Artstanding, a mount that could land him a spot in the $1 million Meadowlands Pace. Gingras will drive Artstanding in Saturday’s night $75,100 leg of the New Jersey Sire Stakes, reuniting him with the horse he finished second with last year in...
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NJSS at Meadowlands

on 06/14/2006 2:00 AM
New Jersey Sire Stakes action at the Meadowlands Wednesday night featured two close finishes and one open-lengths score. Simple Task and Passionate Glide eked out victories in 1:55.2 and 1:54.4, respectively, for Brittany Farms while Queen Serene jogged home first in 1:55.1. In the first $25,500 division, Simple Task was carried three-wide at one point in the mile, but cleared to the lead at ab...
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