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Diplomat field set

on 05/12/2006 2:00 AM
Pepsi North America Cup-eligible Toucam Sam will lock horns with Dodgeball and Armbro Damien this Saturday evening at Woodbine in the $76,000 final of the Diplomat Pacing Series for 3 year olds. The colt’s trainer, Garth Gordon, has said that even though a win in the Diplomat would be great for Toucam Sam, he is waiting for the Burlington (Woodbine, June 3) to figure out what he will do with ...
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Robert Corey Sr. dies

on 05/12/2006 2:00 AM
Robert D. Corey Sr., 71, of Columbiana, Ohio, passed away at 8:20 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at the Cleveland Clinic from complications of heart and lung ailments. Mr. Corey was born on June 27, 1934 in Cortland, Ohio, the son of Preston Robert and Bertha B. Nicklin Corey. He moved to the local area in his youth. He was self-employed as a professional harness horse trainer, driver and own...
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Rucker horse EPO positive

on 05/12/2006 2:00 AM
The 10-year-old pacer Highland Pride A, who was winless in 23 starts in 2005 but has won nine of 17 starts this year, has tested positive for EPO following a career-best 1:52.2 victory at the Meadowlands Sunday, May 7, and has been placed on the stewards’ list. New Jersey Racing Commission executive director Frank Zanzuccki told harnessracing.com Friday morning that a hearing will be held with t...
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Two Billings events this wkd.

on 05/12/2006 2:00 AM
Action in the C.K.G Billings Amateur Trotting Series, often referred to as the “Grand Circuit of Amateur Racing”, continues this weekend with two eastern region divisions slated at Saratoga Raceway on Saturday, May 13 and two midwest region splits set for Sunday, May 14 at Hoosier Park. At Saratoga the Billings events are carded as races three and four on the 13-race betting card. Among...
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Welch vs Welch in Chicago

on 05/12/2006 2:00 AM
Sunday night’s Muscles Marinara final features the winners of the two Muscles Marinara eliminations, that were held last Sunday, but the race itself contains so much more. For starters, the two elimination winners are both trained by Roger Welch. Robert Rietveld and Paul Gibson’s Victor’s Pursuit lived up to her reputation with a one-length victory in the first elimination heat. She exten...
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Canaco Nukes spoils party

on 05/12/2006 2:00 AM
Thursday night’s featured $7,000 condition pace was billed as a battle between Illinois Bred sophomore star Pujols and recent free-for-aller Falcatraz. Canaco Nukes failed to read the billboard and romped home by 8 lengths for his second consecutive victory, both registered on a sloppy track. Pujols, the 3-year-old gelded son of Cole Muffler, was making his second start of the season after a ...
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Cal Expo race investigated

on 05/12/2006 2:00 AM
Drivers Todd Ratchford, Ray Burt, Jason Maier and Danny Maier have all agreed not to race at Cal Expo following a questionable trifecta payoff in the first race at that racetrack Friday night, May 5. The investigation by the California Horse Racing Board was triggered after horses at odds of 6-1, 6-5 and 28-1 finished one-two-three—with open lengths between each—and returned a trifecta payoff ...
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Stars qualify at Mohawk

on 05/12/2006 2:00 AM
World record holder American Ideal and three-time WEG Award winner Invitro both won their respective qualifying races Friday morning at Mohawk. In rein to pilot Mark MacDonald during the morning’s third dash, American Ideal left from post two and sat fourth through fractions of :28.3 and :58.2 before tipping first-over. The 4-year-old son of Western Ideal was a head back to Silent Swing (driv...
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Sears streaking at Big M

on 05/12/2006 2:00 AM
Through Thursday night, leading driver Brian Sears has won at least one race for 43 consecutive programs at the Meadowlands. The last time Sears was shut out was on March 2. From 523 drives during this streak, Sears has had 130 victories for a 24.7 win percentage and earnings of $1,949,217. He is averaging three wins per night and his lead [over Ron Pierce] in the driver standings has grown fro...
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Baby races at Big M June 3

on 05/12/2006 2:00 AM
A sure sign of spring is the scheduling of schooling and baby races for 2-year-olds at the Meadowlands. Schooling will be offered from 11 a.m. to noon on Monday, May 22, Tuesday, May 23 and Wednesday, May 24. Baby races will start on Saturday, June 3, with post time of 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays will be added, if needed. Two-year-olds must have electronic eligibility papers to enter baby races. (M...
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Miller winning with trotters

on 05/12/2006 2:00 AM
Wildfire Julie won a conditioned trot at the Meadowlands Thursday night, giving trainer Misty Miller and her two-horse stable five wins in their last seven starts. Miller, wife of New Jersey driving standout David Miller, now sports seven wins, one second and one third-place finish from 19 starts this year, good for a UTRS of .415. Wildfire Julie, a 4-year-mare by Inquirer, entered the Mille...
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Favorites win at Freehold

on 05/12/2006 2:00 AM
Post time favorites Heathers Dream and KD Girl captured their respective divisions of the Lady Suffolk Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies at Freehold Raceway Friday afternoon. Heathers Dream and David Miller nearly went wire to wire in 2:00.1 while KD Girl and Jeff Gregory rallied off the final turn for a 2:00 score. In the $47,600 first division Miller hustled Heathers Dream out from post ...
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Cutler elims contested

on 05/12/2006 2:00 AM
Trotting a last half somewhere in the vicinity of :55 flat, Vivid Photo rallied from the back of the seven-horse field in the second of two $40,000 eliminations of the Arthur Cutler Memorial Friday night at the Meadowlands to edge pacesetter Hellava Hush by a nose in 1:52.3. The first elim went to Hez Striking, who held off the late rally of favored Sand Vic to win by three-quarters of a length in...
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Future Destiny upset

on 05/12/2006 2:00 AM
Nineteen-year-old Brandon Givens won his first-ever race at the Meadowlands and became the first teenager to score at the Big M since Mark Lewis won twice at the age of 19 in February 2001 when he directed The Queen Of Trash to an upset victory over odds-on choice Future Destiny in the first of two legs of the opening round of New Jersey Sire Stakes action for 3-year-old filly pacers Friday night....
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Stormaway brings out broom

on 05/12/2006 2:00 AM
Stormaway stretch his winning streak to five as he completed an Ontario Sires Spring Series sweep at Woodbine Racetrack Friday night with a 1:51.4 effort in the $62,500(C) final. Driven by Mark Megens, Stormaway led at every point of call to easily defeat Extra Effort (Randy Waples) by 3 1/4 lengths with Nates Got A Grin (Mark MacDonald) third. Trained by Dan Megens, who shares ownership of the...
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Feathers ruffled at Woodbine

on 05/12/2006 2:00 AM
Feathers were flying during the first race at Woodbine Racetrack Friday night--literally--as a gaggle of Canadian geese made their way onto the racetrack as the night\'s opening field headed toward the three-quarter pole. The stewards determined that two of the horses were bothered by the ruckus and ordered wagers on the duo be refunded. Three Kilo and driver Mark MacDonald won the race in 1:51...
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Delaware\'s Bump dies

on 05/11/2006 2:00 AM
Richard L. Bump, 69, a Standardbred owner and breeder and Little Brown Jug Society board member since 1988, died early Thursday morning, May 4, at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus. Bump, from Delaware and Union County, was a former U.S. Army reservist who received his bachelor of arts degree in 1958 from Ohio Wesleyan University. He was an avid golfer, especially at Mill Creek Golf Club i...
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Tweedle Dum cruises

on 05/11/2006 2:00 AM
Tweedle Dum just held off Ultimate Sundance to win Wednesday night’s $9,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at Pompano Park in 1:54. Driven by Walter Ross Jr., Tweedle Dum took the lead at the quarter pole and won by a head for owners Diane Norris and Alfred Brotter and trainer Gordon Norris. Talk About Me finished third. Tweedle Dum, a 6-year-old gelded son of Star Challenge, has won eight of 16 ...
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$15,000 mare tops sale

on 05/11/2006 2:00 AM
The sale topper at Monday and Tuesday’s Blooded Horse Spring Sale went to Steiner Stock Farm, who signed the $15,000 ticket for Divine Rhythm, a classy 5-year-old conditioned trotter from Rosecroft. The 1.57 daughter of Donerail will eventually be added to their broodmare band. The Peter Pan consignment featured several nice racehorses. Pandolier, a green 3-year-old New Jersey eligible daught...
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Dexter Cup posts drawn

on 05/11/2006 2:00 AM
Ira K and A Rod, winners of last week’s Dexter Cup elimination races, drew middle posts for Saturday’s $166,500 final at Freehold Raceway. The Dexter Cup is the first race on the road to the Hambletonian, the trotting classic for 3 year olds. The Hambletonian will be Aug. 5 at the Meadowlands. A Rod, who won his elimination in 1:58.4, drew post four and will be driven by George Brennan. ...
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