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Vernon to open Aug. 31

on 08/24/2006 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs announced Thursday that one day after reaching an agreement with the Harness Horse Association of Central New York Inc. (HHACNY), the racetrack will reopen for live racing Thursday, Aug. 31. In a HHACNY release, it stated the successful negotations of a comprehensive horsemen’s agreement with management at the track. This agreement ensures the resumption of live harness racing at...
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A hunting we will go

on 08/24/2006 2:00 AM
Sam Jacobs, Crissman Inc. and Ronald Reed\'s Hunt M Down trotted the second fastest mile in track history with a 1:55.1 triumph in the $18,500 Open Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. The Tim Crissman trainee and driver Tony Morgan made a quarter-pole move to the front and set fractions of :28.3, :58 and 1:26.2. He trotted a :28.4 last quarter to win by four lengths over Breeze Hill Will and Put T...
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Now undefeated in 20 starts

on 08/24/2006 2:00 AM
Maple Leaf Noble stretched his career unbeaten streak to 20 with a 2:03.4 effort in a Lady Slipper Series division at Summerside Raceway in Prince Edward Island Wednesday. The 3-year-old gelding was coming off his closest encounter with defeat when he won by \"only\" a length in his previous outing. The son of Black River led wire to wire with trainer and co-owner Ralph Annear driving. Annear s...
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Cane elim winner gets 60%

on 08/24/2006 2:00 AM
If you were caught off guard by the Cane Pace conditions providing for byes if a certain number of horses entered, don\'t fret. This is the first year the rules allowed for byes into the $350,000 final at Freehold Sept. 4, which went to the top-two money-earners Total Truth and Feelin Friskie. The top six in the field of eight going postward Saturday in the $100,000 elimination will advance to ...
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Flo finally found George

on 08/24/2006 2:00 AM
Flo Rice found her brother George after being separated more than 60 years, and to commemorate the happy occasion her son, Joe, named a filly pacer he shared ownership in with trainer Alex Kavoleff “Flo Found George.” With five wins in 12 starts this year, Flo Found George has earned more than $58,000, and she will look to add to that total when she goes postward in Saturday’s Fan Hanover co...
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Change in Fantasy contest

on 08/24/2006 2:00 AM
In accordance with the Contest Rules of the Little Brown Jug Fantasy Stable, the Cane Pace elimination scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 26, has been removed from the race schedule. Fantasy stables will not generate points from horses competing in the elimination. The decision to remove the Cane Pace elimination from the contest was made due to the fact that Total Truth and Feelin Friskie have recei...
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Ohio to begin EPO testing

on 08/24/2006 2:00 AM
The Ohio State Racing Commission is expanding its drug testing to insure its protection of the integrity of horse racing in the State of Ohio. At its August 2006 meeting, the Commission announced it will step up the current drug testing being conducted by 25 percent. In addition to more frequent testing, the Commission will begin testing for a wider variety of drugs. Effective immediately, the Com...
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Sweden, Norway elims raced

on 08/24/2006 2:00 AM
The six eliminations for Swedish and Norwegian Trotting Derbies, for the 4 year olds, regarded as the most important stakes in each country, took place Tuesday night at the Jægersro track and the Bjerke track. The favorites were mostly successful but some upsets occurred. In the United States it has been almost impossible to win the Peter Haughton Memorial and the Hambletonian and, judging fro...
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Miss Intuition sold

on 08/24/2006 2:00 AM
Published reports state the undefeated 2-year-old filly pacer Miss Intuition, who landed post one in the first of three She’s A Great Lady eliminations at Mohawk Saturday, has been sold for an undisclosed price to Joseph Muscara, who owned her sire Mach Three. Trainer Erv Miller, who shared ownership, will continue to train according to the reports. Miss Intuition has won all five of her care...
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Bonomo elected IHHA pres

on 08/24/2006 2:00 AM
At its Aug. 23, 2006 board of directors meeting, the Illinois Harness Horsemen’s Association elected a number of directors to serve one-year terms as officers of the association. George Bonomo of Naperville, Ill., was elected president, David McCaffrey of Burr Ridge, Ill., was named first vice president, and Erv Miller of Sherman, Ill., was named second vice president. Bill Hunter of Brimfie...
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The bobcat set to qualify

on 08/24/2006 2:00 AM
Former world record holder Primetime Bobcat is scheduled to qualify Friday, Aug. 25, at Mohawk. The 9-year-old Abercrombie gelding has drawn post five for the 11th race of the morning session. Trainer Tony Montini has again listed pilot Jody Jamieson to steer the 42-time career winner, who last put in a charted mile on July 1 at Woodbine, finishing fifth, pacing his mile in 1:51 during a $50,000 O...
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Godiva rides to KYSS win

on 08/24/2006 2:00 AM
Godiva Hall coasted to a 1:58.4 win in the $50,000 opening leg of Kentucky Sire Stakes for 2-year-old colt trotters Thursday night at The Red Mile, while Garland Crown OM did the same in the single KYSS elimination for 3-year-old filly trotters later on the card. Dave Palone passed up drives in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action at The Meadows Thursday night to climb into the sulky behind Godiva H...
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Hambo favorite wins at Mea

on 08/24/2006 2:00 AM
Three divisions of the Hickory Smoke, a Pennsylvania Sire Stake for 3-year-old trotting colts, were held at the Meadows on Thursday night. Mr. Pine Chip, won his split easily, in 1:57, with Trond Smedshammer in the sulky. “He got a virus a couple days before the Hambletonian and you never know how they’re going to bounce back,” said Smedshammer. This was Mr Pine Chip’s first start back...
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Artsplace battling laminitis

on 08/23/2006 2:00 AM
The 18-year-old stallion Artsplace is suffering from laminitis at Southwind Farm in Pennington, N.J., but is in stable condition. During the 2006 breeding season he was bred to 182 mares. “It’s been going on for about a week,” said Art Zubrod, manager of Brittany Farms, which manages the son of Abercrombie. “Laminitis is not uncommon for horses of his age, or his sire line.” Zubrod...
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Order to go in Maple Leaf

on 08/23/2006 2:00 AM
The connections of Order by Fax, a 5-year-old Viking Kronos stallion, have accepted the Woodbine Entertainment Group\'s invitation to have the star European trotter at Mohawk to contest the $918,500 (C) Maple Leaf Trot, Saturday, Sept. 9. The chestnut is expected to arrive Thursday and will go into quarantine at Mohawk. Out of the Pine Chip mare Nellies Girl, Order By Fax was a participant in t...
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Dance Hall wins 11th

on 08/23/2006 2:00 AM
Dance Hall won her 11th race of the year Tuesday at Harrington Raceway, capturing the featured $15,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace in 1:54.1. Driven by Steve Warrington for owners John Hynansky, Don Hawk and trainer Dan Warrington, the 4-year-old Blissfull Hall mare seized control toward the half from Ain\'t Goin Back and cruised from there for an easy three-length score over Dream A While and Cro...
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RC Royalty romps in VD qua

on 08/23/2006 2:00 AM
The highly-regarded sophomore colt RC Royalty made amends for poor execution in his most recent start by trotting to a personal-best 1:56.1 victory in a qualifier at Vernon Downs on Tuesday. One of 80 Standardbreds attempting to turn in an acceptable effort during the 13-race qualifying card, RC Royalty had trainer Dan Daley at the controls as he cut fractions of :29.2, :59.4 and 1:28 en route to ...
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Soph pacer OK after fall

on 08/23/2006 2:00 AM
Trainer Stacey Ruddick is trying to point AB’s Beach Boy toward a Little Brown Jug start in late September, but the road to Delaware has become a rocky one for the 3-year-old son of Jenna’s Beach Boy. AB’s Beach Boy has had rough trips his last two starts, including falling near the wire in the $178,000 Cleveland Classic at Northfield Park Aug. 19. “A horse made a break in front of him ...
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Top 6 in elim to advance

on 08/23/2006 2:00 AM
North America Cup one-two finishers Total Truth and Feelin Friskie have received byes directly into the Cane Pace final at Freehold, with eight other 3-year-old colt pacers going postward Saturday in a single $100,000 elimination. The top six in the elim will advance to meet the two bye finalists, who received the free pass into the Sept. 4 final by virtue of being the richest among the entrants. ...
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6,000 for \'The Whip\'

on 08/22/2006 2:00 AM
Rick Zeron, known as \"The Whip,\" became the 31st driver to reach the 6,000-win mark when he piloted Star Bonus A to a 1:52 victory in the first race at Mohawk Monday night. The number 31 is also significant as it was 31 years ago when he scored his first lifetime win at Rideau Carleton Raceway in 1975 with a horse named Oxford Mary. Zeron, 49, was congratulated in the winner\'s circle by Wood...
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