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Teague brings 1-2 punch

on 05/23/2006 2:00 AM
George Teague Jr. could be worthy of the nickname \"Big George\" because of the success he’s found recently, which included training 2004 Horse of the Year Rainbow Blue. Of course, one of Teague’s owners already has dibs on that moniker, and it is unlikely Teague would be willing to fight former heavyweight champ George Foreman for it. On Saturday night, though, Teague will be looking to us...
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Bangor plans permanent complex

on 05/23/2006 2:00 AM
The Bangor, Maine City Council approved Penn National\'s project for a new $70 million, 1,500 slot-machine gaming complex. According to bangornews.com, the permanent racino would replace the company\'s temporary facility, Hollywood Slots in Bangor, which opened in November. If all goes according to plan, the new complex, including a parking garage, restaurant and retail space, will open in 2008...
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Pure Ivory qualifies

on 05/23/2006 2:00 AM
Pure Ivory, winner of last year’s O’Brien award for 2-year-old fillies, turned in a 2:00.1 winning qualifying mile Tuesday morning at Mohawk. Driven by Roger Mayotte, the 3-year-old filly by Striking Sahbra hung tight in third most of the mile, but stepped home in :29 to win by two lengths. She is owned by Steve Condren, Christina Maxwell, Harry Rutherford and Jerry Vanboekel and trained by...
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Stalbaum returns, wins three

on 05/23/2006 2:00 AM
After emergency surgery for an acute attack of appendicitis four weeks ago, Larry Stalbaum returned to action Monday afternoon at Monticello Raceway and picked up where he left off, driving three winners on the card. He scored with Shezaflamentower in 1:58:3; Smooth Force N in 2:01:1 and with Teektique in 2:02:1. Prior to being incapacitated, Stalbaum was the meet’s leading driver with 114 ...
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Molson next for Ponder

on 05/23/2006 2:00 AM
Graduate Final winner Ponder will seek to defend his crown in the Molson Pace at Western Fair Raceway in London, Ont., beginning with the eliminations this Friday, May 26. Last year Ponder set the track record while winning both his elimination and the final in identical times of 1:53. The 5-year-old son of The Panderosa goes into the Molson fresh off his 1:49 triumph in the $225,000 Graduate l...
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Feelin Friskie Jersey fave

on 05/23/2006 2:00 AM
Feelin Friskie, the pride of the Maritimes, as been installed as the 9-5 morning line favorite in the $500,000 Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. The Classic is the premier event for New Jersey-sired 3-year-old pacers and the richest of state-bred stakes. It shares the Saturday night spotlight with a companion event for fillies, the $175,000 Thomas D’Alt...
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2YO winner at Scioto

on 05/23/2006 2:00 AM
Two-year-old Bob’s Alibi debuted with a 1:59.1 qualifying score Tuesday morning at Scioto Downs. Driven by Sam “Chip” Noble III, the colt by His Alibi-Classy’s Noblelady sat third before pacing home in :29 to win by one-half length. Bob’s Alibi is owned by co-breeder Timothy Lee.
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on 05/22/2006 8:00 PM
USTA Director and breeder-owner-trainer-driver Walter \"Boots\" Dunn is recovering from a second surgery to set bones broken around his lower legs and ankles in an accident on May 15. Dunn, from Cochranton, Pa., was preparing for construction work on a building at the Meadville Fairgrounds when his legs became entangled in a paving machine. He broke his right leg and sustained multiple fractur...
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Take your best shot at Jug

on 05/22/2006 2:00 AM
Even if you don’t own a horse, you can take your best shot at winning the Little Brown Jug beginning today. Just go to jugbarn.com today to create your own stable and participate in the Little Brown Jug Fantasy Stable contest. Modeled after the popular “Road to the Roses” contest for the Kentucky Derby, jugbarn.com allows players to select horses and accumulate points for each of the 14 s...
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Kane Chester race secretary

on 05/22/2006 2:00 AM
Harrah’s Chester Casino and Racetrack, which will launch its inaugural live harness meet in September, has announced several key staff appointments. Joining the Harrah’s Chester team will be Rick Kane, as racing secretary; Barry Brown, as publicity/simulcast manager; and Steve Smith, as mutuel manager. Kane, currently the racing secretary at Rockingham Park, has held a variety of senior ra...
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PASS action at Meadows

on 05/21/2006 2:00 AM
Adonis B, who was unraced as a 2 year old, was the fastest winner in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes 3-year-old trotting colt action at The Meadows Saturday night, scoring in 1:57 for owner Curby Stillings.. Adonis B had made just one start previous to the Sire Stakes, winning in 2:01.1 at The Meadows. The gelding is by SJ’s Caviar and out of the Lindy Lane mare Angela Lane. The other divisions w...
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1:53.3 mile at Saratoga

on 05/21/2006 2:00 AM
In a year in which speed has become the nightly blue plate special, the Saratoga Raceway fans were once again treated to steak and lobster on Saturday night when Pan Prix challenged the all-time Spa City track record. His 1:53.3 mile set a track record for 4 year olds but missed the overall track record by one-fifth of a second. Having made every marker a winning one, the 4-year-old son of Th...
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Jag de Bellouet draws rail

on 05/21/2006 2:00 AM
The draw for the $408,000 Elitlopp, set for Sunday, May 28, was conducted Saturday and the fields are set. The last invitation was extended to Super Light, who was selected in telephone voting by trotting fans. The race at one mile will have two eight-horse eliminations, with four horses from each advancing to the $340,000 final. Horse (country) Driver First elimination 1—Conny Nobell (...
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He\'s too tough for foes

on 05/20/2006 2:00 AM
Tuffofthetoughest cut the mile and pulled off a powerful 1:50.2 victory over True North Hanover in the $178,072 Max Hempt Memorial Pace Saturday afternoon at Pocono at Mogehan Sun. Winbak Speed got up for third. Driver Ray Schnittker left the gate strongly from post four with Tuffofthetoughest and the 3-year-old colt by Bettor’s Delight sprinted to the first quarter pole in :26.3. Only one ot...
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Seconditis for Sears

on 05/20/2006 2:00 AM
The night after Brian Sears set a Meadowlands track record of 48 consecutive programs with at least one win, the streak was snapped. Sears was in all 12 races on Friday night with six seconds to his credit. Helping to end that streak were a pair of Hall of Famers who had four-winner nights: Ron Pierce and John Campbell. It was Campbell’s record of 47 consecutive nights in 1986 that was broken...
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Ponder takes Graduate final

on 05/20/2006 2:00 AM
Ponder paced to the lead mid-backstretch and held off longshot Leading X Ample to win the $225,000 Graduate Final in 1:49 Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Ponder [$3.20, $2.80, $2.60], who won his Graduate elim last week in 1:48.3, finished 1 1/4 lengths ahead of Leading X Ample [$13.60, $7.60], with David Miller at the lines. Casimir Camotion [$6.00], driven by George Brennan, was third by t...
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Feelin Friskie in NJ prep

on 05/20/2006 2:00 AM
In a $25,000 prep race for the $500,000 Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic, Feelin Friskie [$13.20, $4.80, $3.80] took the lead before the half and held on for a 1 3/4-length victory over Palone Ranger in 1:51.1. Also in the field was Western Ace, who was making his first start of the season. Feelin Friskie, driven by John Campbell and trained by Scott Bell, is owned by Wayne Whebby of Nova ...
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Sand Vic scores in Cutler

on 05/20/2006 2:00 AM
Last year Sand Vic was second best, but this year he was the easy winner of the $175,000 Arthur J. Cutler Memorial, defeating Hellava Hush and Vivid Photo in 1:53 Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Sand Vic [$6.20, $4.40, $2.60], with Brian Sears in the sulky, rallied to take the lead from 4-5 favorite Vivid Photo with an eighth of a mile to go. He drew off to a two-length victory in a lifetim...
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Monti seeking older drivers

on 05/19/2006 2:00 AM
Monticello Raceway is at it again as the track that has pioneered such unorthodox events as races for owners, bartenders, big game hunters, women, heavyweight drivers and for drivers of various different ethnic backgrounds, along with races for elephants and camels, has come up with yet another unusual event when it presents “The Metamucil Mile” on Monday afternoon, June 19. The race, w...
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Sears sets driving mark

on 05/19/2006 2:00 AM
When driver Brian Sears reached the winner’s circle with Vodkaontherocks in the fourth race on Thursday night, it marked the 48th consecutive program in which he has had a winner, setting a track record at the Meadowlands. Sears eclipsed the mark of 47 wins established in 1986 by Hall of Famer John Campbell. The last time Sears was shut out at the Meadowlands was on March 2, 2006. Sears...
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