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Aranesp arrest in Kentucky

on 08/09/2006 2:00 AM
A St. Louis man is in the Fayette County Detention Center in Lexington, Ky., after being charged with three counts of drug trafficking, including two for allegedly trying to sell Aranesp, a form of erythropoietin (EPO), to undercover agents. The attempted sales took place once in April and again in late July. Harnessracing.com has learned that Joey William McMahon, of St. Louis, Mo., was turned...
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Springfield starts Friday

on 08/09/2006 2:00 AM
Harness racing at the Illinois State Fair begins this Friday and continues through Thursday, Aug. 17, with varying post times. Grand Circuit racing in the Review Stakes will be featured on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 14 and 15. The opening weekend of racing will have noon post times for the Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes. Two-year-old eliminations will be held Friday and 3-year-old eliminations w...
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An Ideal win in Waterloo

on 08/08/2006 2:00 AM
Heavily-favored Warrawee Ideal won Monday night’s $300,000(C) Battle of Waterloo final at Grand River Raceway with a 1:56.4 effort, edging his pacesetting stablemate Test Flight, with Twin B Survivor third. Driven by Jody Jamieson, Warrawee Ideal is trained by his father, Carl, who won the Battle of Waterloo—which is for Ontario-sired 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers—for the fifth time....
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Shark shoots series win

on 08/08/2006 2:00 AM
At surprising odds of 23-1, Lilsharkshooter won Monday night’s $53,400(C) Dream Maker Series final for 2-year-old pacers at Mohawk with a 1:54.1 effort for driver Luc Ouellette. Ouellette raced near the back of the field for much of the mile, and was still more than seven lengths behind at the three-quarter call. The son of Cam’s Card Shark hit his best stride in the stretch as he rushed pa...
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Green Acres at Freehold

on 08/08/2006 2:00 AM
The New Jersey Sire Stakes will open its “Second Season” Thursday, Aug. 10, at Freehold Raceway with a total of $50,000 in Green Acres purses for 3-year-old pacing fillies and 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings. There will be two $10,000 races for the sophomore filly pacers and three $10,000 races for the freshman pacing colts and geldings. Public Life, a daughter of Life Sign who won six...
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Adios draw complete

on 08/08/2006 2:00 AM
Three elimination divisions of the Adios were drawn Tuesday afternoon at The Meadows, and the races will be held as the 10th, 11th and, 12th on the card, with the final slated for race 15. The Adios Day program begins with a 1 p.m. post time on Saturday. The top three finishers from each of $50,000 eliminations will return for a $300,000 final. First elimination 1—Eckstrom 2—Big Tim 3...
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Florida slots lawsuit alive

on 08/08/2006 2:00 AM
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel has reported that a lawsuit challenging voter approval of a state constitutional amendment permitting slot machine gambling in Broward Count county was reinstated Tuesday by an appellate court. The story said that a three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal ruled 2-1 that a favorable popular vote does not automatically validate a defective constitution...
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21 entered in Adios

on 08/07/2006 2:00 AM
The 40th edition of the Coors Delvin Miller Adios Pace, to be contested at The Meadows on Saturday, Aug. 12, attracted 21 three-year-old pacing colts and geldings. The box closed this morning, with the draw scheduled for Tuesday evening at 5 p.m. on the outdoor deck at The Meadows. It will be broadcast live on the Meadows Racing Network (MRN). Post time for the Adios Day card is 1 p.m. The Adio...
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New EPO test used in ONT

on 08/07/2006 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Equine Toxicology and Research Laboratory recently proved it deserves its number one ranking by being the first laboratory in the world to confirm the actual presence (not just the antibodies resulting from the use) of the drug erythropoietin (EPO), or Darbepoetin-Alfa, in the horse. The Pennsylvania laboratory was able to confirm laboratory readings from an ELISA test conducted i...
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Rucker ruling clarified

on 08/07/2006 2:00 AM
A ruling posted on the U.S. Trotting Association website states Ken Rucker was removed from the stewards’ list in New Jersey, but in fact it is the horse Highland Pride A that was taken off. Highland Pride A was suspended from racing following a positive EPO test in an April 30 race at the Meadowlands, which was then followed by Meadowlands’ officials excluding Rucker from racing at that track...
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Palone sweeps PASS splits

on 08/06/2006 2:00 AM
Three divisions of the Romola Hanover for sophomore filly pacers were carded Saturday, August 5 at The Meadows. When the dust settled driver Dave Palone finished three-for-three with his mounts, including a new stakes record performance. In the first $33,003 split Palone and Western Wisdom took command of the field the first time by the grandstand and never looked back, winning in 1:53.2. The C...
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Stakes action at Scioto

on 08/06/2006 2:00 AM
Scioto Downs played host to Ohio State Fair Stakes competition Saturday night, offering three $27,800 divisions for freshman colt pacers and two $30,900 splits for sophomore pacing colts. Osborne’s Rabbit and Greg Grismore assumed the lead near the :58.2 opening half and hit the wire first in 1:57 to take the first two-year-old division. The On The Attack gelding won his second consecutive st...
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Sophomore trotters invade Tioga

on 08/06/2006 2:00 AM
NYSS State Fair divisions for sophomore trotters comprised 10 contests on Tioga Downs’ 13-race program Saturday evening, August 5. A total of six splits were offered for colts and geldings, while fillies filled four divisions. The winners were an intriguing mix of heavy favorites as well as trotters with long odds. Windsun Bellagio went off as the favorite in the first $18,774 split and won ...
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Meittinis 1,000th, then hurt

on 08/06/2006 2:00 AM
Driver Jim Meittinis, the leading driver at Tioga Downs this season, scored his 1,000th career victory on the afternoon card of Tioga Downs\' Saturday doubleheader. But just four races after reaching his milestone, the 40-year-old Meittinis was involved in an accident in which he and driver Kerin Warner were thrown to the track and both were rushed to Robert Packer Hospital in nearby Sayre, Pa. ...
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Bouchard wins 11 at TgD

on 08/06/2006 2:00 AM
Stephane Bouchard equaled his own record of 11 wins in one day during the New York State Fair double header at Tioga Downs on Saturday, Aug. 5. The driver scored in five races on the afternoon card, which featured New York-bred Late Closers for 2-year-old pacers, then returned with six more wins on the evening card of State Fair events for 3-year-old trotters. \"This was a pretty good day,\" s...
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Foreman to present trophy

on 08/05/2006 2:00 AM
Boxing legend George Foreman, who also owns Standardbreds in partnership with George Teague Jr., will be presenting the Hambletonian trophy at the Meadowlands Saturday afternoon. The weather for Saturday\'s card will be warm, with temperatures in the high 80s, but humidity will be low. Local New York news stations broadcast remote telecasts from the Meadowlands winner\'s circle early Saturday m...
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Marnie Hall wins Golden Girl

on 08/05/2006 2:00 AM
Marnie Hall, runner-up to Burning Point earlier this year in both the Lady Liberty final and Roses Are Red final, and fourth behind that mare in the Breeders Crown, finally turned the tables with a strong first-over win in the $195,000 Golden Girls final Saturday afternoon at the Meadowlands. Driven by Daniel Dube, Marnie Hall ground her way first-over past the half, taking aim at the leading B...
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Filly dances to Shalee win

on 08/05/2006 2:00 AM
Armbro Dancer won the $325,000 Mistletoe Shalee final for 3-year-old filly pacers Saturday afternoon at the Meadowlands. Driven by Ron Pierce, Armbro Dancer posted a 1:49.3 mile, just one-fifth off the world record shared by Incredible Tillie and Rainbow Blue. Armbro Dancer popped out of the two hole turning for home, and then rebuffed a challenge from defending divisional champion My Little Dr...
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Filly now 7-for7 in 2006

on 08/05/2006 2:00 AM
Like any good athlete, Passionate Glide shrugged off a nagging hamstring injury to win the $750,000 Hambletonian Oaks for 3-year-old filly trotters at the Meadowlands Saturday afternoon. With Ron Pierce driving for trainer jimmy Takter, Passionate Glide increased her 2006 record to seven wins in seven starts with a 1:54.3 effort. Pierce sent the 2-5 favored Passionate Glide to the lead approach...
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Campbell wins sixth Hambo

on 08/05/2006 2:00 AM
Glidemaster and driver John Campbell sat off the pace throughout the mile before coming up big in the stretch to win Saturday\'s $1.5 million Hambletonian in a stakes and track record 1:51.1 before a crowd of more than 29,000 and a national TV audience. The victory gave trainer Blair Burgess his second win in as many Hambo starts, and Campbell garnered his unprecedented sixth Hambletonian win. ...
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