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Teague\'s 2 ready for Adios

on 08/11/2006 2:00 AM
The ultimate test of two-heat racing in an event like the Adios could not have come at a better time for trainer George Teague Jr. and his two-pronged attack of North America Cup champion Total Truth and 2005 Woodrow Wilson winner Western Ace. The pair headed off to Western Pennsylvania this weekend off a spirited training session at Harrington Raceway, which Teague felt was an adequate Plan B ...
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Oye como va Santana

on 08/11/2006 2:00 AM
Sent off at odds of 20-1, Santana As and driver Jack Moiseyev put a moderate charge into the tote board Thursday evening at Mohawk, as they recorded a half-length victory in 1:58.4 during the lone $15,000 opening leg division of the Bridger Trotting Series for 2 year olds. Truly Committed and driver Luc Ouellette finished second while Baracay and pilot Chris Christoforou were third. PC Promisin...
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Springfield postponed

on 08/11/2006 2:00 AM
Today’s opening race card at the Illinois State Fair has been canceled due to a wet track. The 12 Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes elimination for 2-year-olds scheduled for today will be added to the 13 races on tomorrow’s program with a first post at 11 a.m. CDT. “It’s been overcast and humid and very damp from last night’s rain, and there was no chance to dry out the track,” said t...
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More Arden Downs action

on 08/11/2006 2:00 AM
Tori Ann, a filly by SJ\'s Photo, turned in the fastest mile in Arden Downs stakes action for 3-year-old fillies at The Meadows Friday night, winning her division by open lengths in 1:57.2. Arden Downs events for 3-year-old trotting colts were also contested on the Friday night card. Richard and Joyce McClelland bred and own Tori Ann, who now hit the board in seven of 12 starts this season, wit...
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Brennan wins seven at Big M

on 08/11/2006 2:00 AM
A Very Nice Horse ($33.40, $14.00, $7.00) provided driver George Brennan with the fourth of his seven winners in Friday\'s featured sixth race, the $30,000 fillies and mares conditioned pace, on Friday night at the Meadowlands. Brennan, who posted a four-bagger last Saturday, won the first two races on Friday --- Tiber Hanover ($8.20) in the first race and Bossi Corner ($13.80) in the second --...
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Oaks runner-up wins at Fhld

on 08/11/2006 2:00 AM
Following a second place-finish in the $750,000 Hambletonian Oaks six days ago, Emantee scored a 1:59.3 victory at Freehold Raceway Friday afternoon in one of three elimination heats for the Helen Smith Memorial Trot for 3-year-old New Jersey-sired fillies. With George Brennan driving, the daughter of Banker Hall won a $10,000 elimination for trainer Trond Smedshammer and owners Goldstein, Shap...
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Vernon qualies Aug. 15

on 08/11/2006 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs officials announced today that qualifying races will be held at the Vernon track on Tuesday, August 15, starting at 11:00 a.m. “This is an essential next step in preparation to begin live harness racing at Vernon Downs,” said Jason Settlemoir, Vice President of Racing and Simulcast at Vernon Downs and Tioga Downs. “The scheduling of these qualifying races confirms our contin...
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Tresokay wins Lex qua.

on 08/10/2006 2:00 AM
Three-year-old filly trotter Tresokay was the fastest of five qualifying winners Wednesday at The Red Mile, with trainer-driver Dewayne Minor directing the daughter of Self Possessed to a 20 1/2-length, 1:57.3 victory. Finishing a distant second in the mile was the veteran $360,000-winner War Paint. Tresokay has made breaks her last three starts, including in her Hambletonian Oaks elim July 29 ...
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Hambo starters at Tioga

on 08/10/2006 2:00 AM
Two $120,000 divisions of the Zweig Memorial Trot will be held Saturday night at Tioga Downs. Hambletonian fifth-place finisher Algiers Hall has drawn post three in the first split, while Hambo fourth-place finisher Global Glide will leave from post five in the second. Here is the complete draw for the two Zweig divisions: 1st division 1 Likeabatoutahell (Trond Smedshammer) 2 Tasty Max (Jo...
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3,000 for Galbraith

on 08/10/2006 2:00 AM
Hall of Fame driver Clint Galbraith notched career win number 3,000 Wednesday night, when he guided Heartland Kash to victory in race 10 at Batavia Downs Gaming. The resident of Scottsville, N.Y. drove and trained two of the greatest horses the sport has ever seen -- Niatross and Call For Rain--and because of those great pacers he found himself in the winner\'s circle following the Meadowlands...
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Buck I St. Pat supplements

on 08/10/2006 2:00 AM
The connections of Buck I St. Pat paid the $5,000 supplement fee to get their horse into the $56,600 filly division of the Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial Trot with an eye toward setting a new world record on Saturday at Tioga Downs. \"I probably shouldn\'t have, but I took a little peek at the world record for 3-year-old trotting fillies on a five-eighths mile track and we\'re not too far off,\" c...
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Adios changes & notes

on 08/10/2006 2:00 AM
There are several driver changes for Saturday’s Adios, with three eliminations going as races 10, 11 and 12. The top three finishers from each elim return for one dash in race 15. In the first elimination, Ron Pierce – winner of the last two editions of the Adios with Timesareachanging and Village Jolt – picks up the drive on Eckstrom, who has the rail for trainer Ross Croghan. The all...
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Harness racing gets Sirius

on 08/10/2006 2:00 AM
Harness racing is the newest addition to the sports programming lineup at Sirius Satellite Radio. Starting Aug. 12, Sirius will air \"Down The Stretch\" every Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. (ET), with the first 30 minutes of the two-hour show will be devoted exclusively to harness racing. Down The Stretch is hosted by Dave Johnson and Bill Finley and it can be heard on Sirius Channel 125. Guests...
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Arden Downs at Meadows

on 08/10/2006 2:00 AM
Godiva Hall, a filly by Like A Prayer, led the 2-year-old filly trotter class in Arden Downs action at The Meadows Thursday night, trotting to a strong 1:57.4 performance. In Arden Downs freshman pacing filly action, Western Graduate was the fastest with a 1:54.2 score. The Western Hanover filly is trained by Mickey Burke. Godiva Hall, who was making her third pari-mutuel start, won comfortably...
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Record tied in Arden Downs

on 08/09/2006 2:00 AM
The stake record for the Arden Downs 2-year-old colt trot stood for 10 years, but it came under double-barreled assault Tuesday night at The Meadows. Bossy Boss and Tis Himself each equaled the mark of 1:58.2 in capturing divisions of the $67,604 stake, known as the Henry Oliver. The stake was contested over four divisions, with Keystone Brady and Pembroke Prayer taking the other splits. The He...
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Maryland Sire Stakes at RcR

on 08/09/2006 2:00 AM
Two-year-old trotters highlighted Rosecroft Raceway’s Tuesday night card, with fillies racing for a purse of $44,500 and colts for $45,100 in a pair of Maryland Sire Stakes finals. Go Get Blanche won the non-betting distaff split in 2:09.1, while High Five led wire to wire in the male division to score in 2:06. Tony Morgan was in the sulky behind the Daniel Myer-trained Go Get Blanche, who de...
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Kerr benefit online auction

on 08/09/2006 2:00 AM
An online auction is being conducted as part as a fundraising campaign being conducted to aid Randy Kerr. The veteran Windsor-based driver-trainer was recently diagnosed with lung cancer and is now undergoing treatment. The auction site may be found at www.randykerrauction.com. More than 40 quality items have been generously donated by members of the racing community, including breedings fo...
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Mohegans to get $30 mil

on 08/09/2006 2:00 AM
The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, and its subsidiary Downs Racing LP., or Downs Racing, the operator of Pocono Downs, will be receiving a $30 million refund from Penn National Gaming for the purchase of Pocono Downs. On Aug. 7, the Authority and PNGI Pocono, Inc., a subsidiary of Penn National Gaming, Inc., or Penn National, entered into an amendment of the original purchase agreement with s...
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Vernon has temp license

on 08/09/2006 2:00 AM
The Syracuse Post Standard reports that Vernon Downs officials have received a temporary license from the state lottery to open a casino with about 800 video gaming machines. Racing is scheduled to begin Aug. 26, and according to Doug Tudman, spokesman for track owners American Racing and Entertainment, the video machines have been ordered and the casino will open in November. Tudman said trac...
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Isle Of Capri responds

on 08/09/2006 2:00 AM
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc., in a press release responding to an appellate court ruling regarding voter approval of a state constitutional amendment, which was reported earlier on this web site, has said the ruling will not impact the opening of its facility now scheduled for early 2007. “The Isle Of Capri Casinos will continue forward with the building of our new racino at Pomapno Park,...
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