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You talkin\' about me?

on 09/07/2006 2:00 AM
Talk About Me, who has been chasing Tweedle Dum for the past few months in the Open Handicap trotting events at Pompano Park, finally caught him Wednesday night and scored a narrow win in 1:58 over a track dulled a bit by heavy afternoon rain. Talk About Me, a 4-year-old Florida bred—he’s by Keystone Smothers—had been second to Tweedle Dum the last two times they met but got a heady drive...
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Sophs vie in Jug Previews

on 09/07/2006 2:00 AM
In 2005, Ohio-owned and trained P-Forty-Seven won his Jug Preview division at Scioto Downs, prior to heading north to victory in the Little Brown Jug 12 days later. He was the fifth horse to do so. This year, 24 three-year-old pacers have dropped in the Scioto entry box to contest three $70,000 divisions of the 37th edition of the Jug Preview. The Jug Preview shares the stage with eight $100,00...
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Trotter still perfect in 21

on 09/07/2006 2:00 AM
Maple Leaf Noble romped to a 16 1/2-length win in an Atlantic Sire Stakes contest Wednesday night at Fredericton Raceway, the 21st consecutive victory for the 3-year-old gelding trotter. The son of Black River was a perfect 15-for-15 last year and has now added six more wins to that streak in 2006. Trained, driven and co-owned by Ralph Annear, Maple Leaf Noble took the lead past the half before...
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Blue-blooded yearling dies

on 09/07/2006 2:00 AM
The first foal of Cathedra Dot Com p,3, 1:51, a yearling filly by Artsplace, has died unexpectedly, one of the mare’s owners has confirmed. Cathedra Dot Com, a daughter of Presidential Ball, earned $1.5 million on the racetrack and won 26 of 74 starts. She is presently owned by Mathias Meinzinger, TLP Stable, D’Elegance Stable IX and Jerry Silva. Meinzinger confirmed the death of the yearli...
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Merriman wins 2,000th

on 09/07/2006 2:00 AM
Big Charmer, owned by Angelo Previte\'s Gates Mills Stable and Rich Paltani, easily won Wednesday\'s $8,500 Open trot at Northfield Park, on a night which saw driver Aaron Merriman pick up his 2,000th career win. Aaron Merriman, Northfield Park\'s second-leading driver, piloted career winner number 2,000 on Wednesday\'s program at the Ohio half-miler. The milestone victory came aboard the 3-y...
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Newest honorees in Goshen

on 09/07/2006 2:00 AM
Wally Hennessey, Phil Langley, and Jim Arthur have been elected to harness racing’s highest honor, membership in the sport’s Living Hall of Fame, in balloting conducted by the U.S. Harness Writers Association which closed Wednesday. Elected to the Communicators Corner of the Hall of Fame were Ray Brienza, Marie Hill, Dean Hoffman, and John Manzi. Hennessey, a native of Maritime Canada, has ...
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House passes slaughter bill

on 09/07/2006 2:00 AM
The U.S. House of Representatives passed by a vote of 263-146 a bill that would end horse slaughter for human consumption in this country. The bill will now go to the Senate for a vote before heading to President George W. Bush for his signature to become law. There were two amendments proposed to alter the bill but both were defeated. If the bill becomes law, three horse slaughter plans in the...
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Ben there, broke that

on 09/07/2006 2:00 AM
Ben Bono charged home on the far outside to win his $62,088 division of the $248,000 New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings in a track record time of 1:57 Thursday afternoon at Monticello Raceway. The altered son of Pro Bono Best established a new track record for 2-year-old pacing geldings and erased the former mark of 1:58 set last Sept. 13 by Don’t Be Skeerd. ...
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Bee Line sets NJSS mark

on 09/07/2006 2:00 AM
Bee Line, a daughter of Self Possessed, established a New Jersey Sire Stakes record for 3-year-old trotting fillies with a 1:55.2 victory Thursday in a $49,200 leg of the NJSS series at Freehold Raceway. Bee Line\'s clocking erased the previous Sire Stakes mark of 1:56.1 for sophomore filly trotters that was set by Glide About in 2003. With Jeff Gregory driving, Bee Line led from start to finis...
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Sun shines in Versatility

on 09/07/2006 2:00 AM
Cat Manzi worked out a second-over trip with Easton Alliance N and the 5-year-old mare rallied late to edge Burning Point and win the $83,500 Artiscape at Vernon Downs Thursday night. The winning time of 1:51 shattered the Vernon record for older pacing mares by 1 3/5 seconds and missed the all-age standard of Oye Vay set in 1996 by just two-fifths of a second. Burning Point and driver Ron Pier...
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Godiva rides again in KYSS

on 09/07/2006 2:00 AM
Godiva Hall was moved to the front by driver Dave Palone at the quarter and cruised the rest of the way en route to a career-best 1:57.4 victory in the $50,000 third leg of Kentucky Sire Stakes for 2-year-old filly trotters at The Red Mile Thursday night. The win was the second in a row for the daughter of Like A Prayer. Charmaine As (Peter Wallinder) finished about two lengths back in second w...
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Pure Ivory wins Simcoe

on 09/07/2006 2:00 AM
Pure Ivory trotted to a Canadian record 1:53.1 victory in Thursday night\'s $252,052(C) Simcoe for 3-year-old filly trotters at Mohawh Racetrack. Driven by co-owner Steve Condren, Pure Ivory drew clear down the stretch to defeat Emantee (Brian Sears) by 2 1/4 lengths with Bye Bye Kerry (Chris Christoforou) third. Pure Ivory, a daughter of Striking Sahbra, is trained by Brad Maxwell for owners C...
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Hambo winner returns Sat.

on 09/06/2006 2:00 AM
The Mohawk race office has assembled a stellar card of dashes set for this Saturday evening, Maple Leaf Trot night at the seven-eighths mile Campbellville oval. In addition to the 55th installment of the $877,500(C) Maple Leaf Trot, Glidemaster, the 2006 Hambletonian champion trained by Blair Burgess, will be making his first start back since lowering the stakes and track record at the Meadowlands...
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Fraternity party at PcD

on 09/06/2006 2:00 AM
Fraternity Party won for the fourth time in five career starts in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Tuesday afternoon. There were three divisions held for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings. Horses had their last chance to amass points in Tuesday’s fourth and final leg of the series in an attempt to reach the Pennsylvania Championship finals to be held at Poco...
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Mr. Muscleman to qualify

on 09/06/2006 2:00 AM
Reigning Trotter of the Year Mr. Muscleman will make his first appearance in nearly a year Wednesday morning as he starts in a qualifier at The Red Mile. The 2005 Dan Patch Award winner as best older trotter and Trotter of the Year has not raced since he won the Maple Leaf Trot Sept. 15, 2005 at Mohawk Racetrack in 1:52.1. It is expected that Mr. Muscleman will make his pari-mutuel return in th...
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ISS action at Indy

on 09/06/2006 2:00 AM
Indiana Downs played host to two divisions of freshman pacing colts Tuesday, Sept. 5. In each $8,000 contest the favorites were beaten as Gott-N-Milk and Yankee Rebel scored victories. In the first split Gott-N-Milk and Josh Sutton claimed their third win of the season in a 1:57.3 effort. The Brian Stephens owned and trained Laredo Spur colt finished two lengths in front of fourth-choice Full O...
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Mr. Muscleman in 1:59.1

on 09/06/2006 2:00 AM
Mr. Muscleman made his first racetrack appearance in a year at The Red Mile Wednesday morning, going wire to wire in a 1:59.1 qualifier for driver Brendan Johnson. Mr. Muscleman clicked off fractions of :29.2, 1:00.3 and 1:31.3 en route to the first of three scheduled qualifiers before making his first start of the year in the Allerage Trot at The Red Mile at the end of the month. “That’s ...
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Artistic Fella at Red Mile

on 09/06/2006 2:00 AM
In the qualifying race following Mr. Muscleman’s race, Meadowlands Pace and Oliver Wendell Holmes winner Artistic Fella romped to a 1:52 mile with Mickey McNichol in the bike. His fractions were :28.2, :56.4 and 1:25. Trainer Steve Elliott said the Pacific Fella colt owned by Joseph Alborano will start in an early closer at The Red Mile and then be supplemented into the Tattersalls Pace Oct. ...
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Three splits of Jug Preview

on 09/06/2006 2:00 AM
Twenty-four 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers were entered for the Little Brown Jug Preview Saturday night at Scioto Downs, with the field divided into three $70,000 eliminations. The races are part of the Ohio Super Night card featuring Sire Stakes finals for 2 and 3 year olds. Here is the draw for the three Jug Preview contests, in post position order: 1st division 1 Sandro Hanover (Dave...
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Santastic win in Beckwith

on 09/05/2006 2:00 AM
Jim Morrill Jr. directed Santastic’s Pan to a 1:51.1 victory in the $75,000 Bert Beckwith Memorial Pace at Plainridge Racecourse Monday, his third victory in the track’s signature contest. Santastic’s Pan defeated runner-up Attorney General N by 1 ¼ lengths with Francam third. Trained by Mickey Burke, Santastic’s Pan is owned by Richard Annunziata. A 5-year-old son of The Panderosa,...
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