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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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Top colt to make soph debut

on 05/11/2006 2:00 AM
Artstanding made a name for himself last July when he upset the previously-unbeaten Western Ace in the $175,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes (NJSS) final for 2-year-old colt pacers at the Meadowlands. The son of Artsplace will make his sophomore debut for trainer Tom Fanning in the second of two NJSS splits Saturday night at the Big M, with the colt being listed as the 8-5 morning-line choice despite it...
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Big price at Monti

on 05/11/2006 2:00 AM
Speed Of Shogun won last week’s Preferred Handicap Trot at Monticello, but still went off at 14-1 when he won Wednesday’s renewal of the $15,000 feature in 1:59.1. Driven by James Meittinis, the 10-year-old gelding by Shogun Lobell made a sweeping three-wide move to win by three-quarters of a length over Platinum Boy (James De Vaux) and Iroquoindiangiver (Alan Schwartz). The German-born ...
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Not as broke now

on 05/11/2006 2:00 AM
Broke As Usual A won his fifth race of the year in 1:57 Wednesday in the $18,500 featured Open Trot at Harrington Raceway. The Tim Crissman-trainee was driven by Tony Morgan and has now earned more than $90,000. Morgan put the 6-year-old Mahana Gildin gelding on the front end where he set fractions of :28.4, :58, and 1:27.1. He held off a late-charging Mighty Moses, who finished second. Bullvil...
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Cubs win! Cubs win!

on 05/11/2006 2:00 AM
The North Side Chicago baseball team hasn’t been doing much winning lately, but somebody has to win Saturday’s $28,500 Cubs Pace Final at Hawthorne Race Course. The top five finishers from last Saturday night’s eliminations return for the $28,500 Final (race 10), and it promises to be a wide-open betting race. Odd’s On B P, who set a new life mark of 1:52 for Odds on Racing and trai...
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A feelgood victory

on 05/11/2006 2:00 AM
In a field of 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers that looked as if it could have been an elimination for the Meadowlands Pace rather than a non-purse qualifier at the Big M, Mr. Feelgood emerged victorious Thursday morning for driver George Brennan. The Jimmy Takter-trained pacer bested a star-studded field with a 1:52.2 effort, edging Woodrow Wilson winner Western Ace by a half length with Breede...
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Winds ablowin\' at Harrington

on 05/10/2006 2:00 AM
Paul McDougall and WJ McDougall Racing\'s Four Winds N earned her first career victory in distaff company with a 1:53.1 triumph in the featured $15,000 Filly and Mare Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. Driven by Tony Morgan, the 6-year-old Beach Towel mare wore down pacesetting Yada Yada Yada A in deep stretch for the win. Jenny\'s Picnic was second with Yada Yada A third. The Tim Crissman-tra...
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Morrill injury update

on 05/10/2006 2:00 AM
Here is an update of driver Jim Morrill Jr.\'s injuries after being hurt in a racing accident at Buffalo Raceway last Friday night: Morrill suffered a broken clavicle and hairline fractures in his left wrist, left hand and ribs. \"He\'s very sore, but doing OK,\" said Morrill\'s wife, Molly. Morrill, who was aboard Pennywise, could not avoid Moaner Lisa A and driver Kevin Cummings, when the mar...
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Spokesman speaks in qua.

on 05/10/2006 2:00 AM
Eight dashes comprised the Tuesday morning qualifying session from Mohawk, which saw N.A. Cup eligibles and Ontario Sire Stakes Gold horses take to the track. Spokesman, a 3-year-old son of Camluck, put in a wire-to-wire performance with Steve Condren in the bike. The Dr. Paul Gatfield-owned, Murray Preszcator-trained colt left from post three in the eight-horse field, recorded the fractions in...
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Molson Pace on tap

on 05/10/2006 2:00 AM
Western Fair Raceway is gearing up for its $250,000(C) est. Molson Pace on Friday, June 2, with world champion American Ideal among the nominees. Also included on that list is Dan Patch Invitational winner Hop Sing and defending Molson champ and newly-crowned Hazel Park Raceway track record holder Ponder. Eliminations (if necessary) will go postward on Friday May 26. In 2004, Western Fair incre...
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Fillies win at Woodbine

on 05/10/2006 2:00 AM
In Trepid Water and Stonebridge Luau captured their respective $20,000 ( C ) divisions of the second leg of the Ontario Sires Spring Series for 3-year-old pacing fillies at Woodbine Tuesday night. For In Trepid Water it was her second win in the series while Stonebridge Luau scored her first victory in the series after finishing second to In Trepid Water in last week’s opening leg. With Rick ...
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Eileen O\'Brien dies

on 05/10/2006 2:00 AM
Ilene O\'Brien, the widow of Hall of Fame horseman Joe O\'Brien, died Monday, May 8, at a convalescent center near her home in Shafter, Calif. She was 79. Mrs. O\'Brien had spent the last three years at the center suffering from Alzheimer\'s disease. Mrs. O\'Brien is survived by her sons Chan, a teacher in Shafter, and Indiana-based horseman Stanley.
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Freshman monkey wins

on 05/10/2006 2:00 AM
Thoroughbred racing may have its $16 million 2-year-old purchase The Green Monkey, but harness racing has its $3,500 yearling trotter Hundred Monkeys, already a freshman winner with a 20 3/4-length romp in a matinee contest at the Painesville, Ohio fairgrounds April 30. Hundred Monkeys, a son of Windswept Balance out of the Wall Street Banker mare Private Bank, is owned by Linda Randall and tra...
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Snyder hopes he has a gem

on 05/10/2006 2:00 AM
Reigning Owner of the Year Jeffrey Snyder has a pair of 3-year-old colt pacers entered in Saturday’s opening round of the New Jersey Sire Stakes at the Meadowlands, including Michelles Gemstone, a homebred son of Western Ideal out of the mare Michelle’s Jewel. The colt is named for Snyder’s daughter, Michelle. “He’s a horse which I bred myself, out of a sister to Mystical Shark who fi...
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Scioto talking about casino

on 05/10/2006 2:00 AM
According to a story in the Tuesday, May 9, edition of the Cincinnati Business Courier, Scioto Downs is considering throwing its support for a proposed casino in downtown Cincinnati. Queen City Gaming Entertainment, upset that its proposed casino was dropped by the Learn and Earn campaign, which wants to put slots at seven racetracks and in two downtown Cleveland locations, wants to get its ow...
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Claiming frenzy at Mighty M

on 05/10/2006 2:00 AM
The claiming box at Monticello Raceway was busy Tuesday as five horses were claimed for a track record amount of $80,000. Ameripan Patriot and Done Laagin were each taken for $20,000, while Presidentialantics and Midwestern was claimed for $15,000 each. KT Beaner changed stables at a cost of $10,000. “I guess our escalated purses are responsible for the inordinate amount of claims being made ...
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Ill. casinos don\'t like bill

on 05/10/2006 2:00 AM
Illinois casinos are contemplating legal action against recently passed legislation that when signed by Governor Rod Blagojevich will take approximately $35 million from the casinos and give it to Chicago racetracks and purse accounts. According to a Chicago Sun-times story, members of the Illinois Casino Gaming Association think the legislation is unconstitutional. When the bill becomes law it...
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Frocione to represent U.S.

on 05/10/2006 2:00 AM
When Italy hosts the 2006 World Cup of Amateur Racing in late July, Lon Frocione will represent the United States in the prestigious world class driving competition. Amateur drivers from 14 participating countries will convene in Rome, Italy, from July 18 until July 23 and compete at racetracks in Rome and Naples. “I’m overjoyed with the opportunity to represent my country in the World Cu...
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