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Two in a row at Pompano

on 05/04/2006 2:00 AM
Tweedle Dum, fresh off his all-age track equaling performance of the previous week, had little trouble once again wiring the field in 1:54.3 in the $9,000 Preferred-Handicap Trot Wednesday night at Pompano Park. There were three quick lead changes by the opening quarter mile in :27.4 as driver Walter Ross Jr. had Tweedle Dum on the lead and in command for good. Talk About Me (Mickey McNichol) p...
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Hawthorne opens Saturday

on 05/04/2006 2:00 AM
Chicago Harness Racing returns to the in-town track on Saturday, May 6, as Hawthorne Race Course opens its37-night meet. Hawthorne will race six nights a week with a 7:20 p.m. post Tuesday through Saturday and a 6:30 p.m. post on Sundays and on opening night. To highlight the spring meeting, Hawthorne will present a pair of “Super Saturdays”. The second annual “Night Of Champions” will ...
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Record at Harrington

on 05/04/2006 2:00 AM
For the third consecutive night at Harrington Raceway, a track record was broken as 4-year-old trotter Nathan My Boy (Tony Morgan) set a new mark of 1:57.1 in the featured $13,500 winners-over trot on the First State\'s half-mile racetrack Wednesday. Owned by Brooks Stables, Fred Hertrich III and Green Racing, the Ilooklikemymom gelding set all the fractions and coasted to a one-half-length win...
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Race dates cut in Ontario

on 05/04/2006 2:00 AM
Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGC) announced Thursday that it will cut race dates at Flamboro Downs and Georgian Downs in response to decreased wagering at both Ontario tracks. In a 24-page business plan released by the GCGC, data shows that wagering has fallen 14 percent at Flamboro since 2003 and 12 percent at Georgian Downs in the past nine months compared to the previous year. Overall...
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All-star qualies at Big M

on 05/04/2006 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands hosted 14 qualifiers Thursday morning featuring a bevy of 2005 stars making their return to the track, most notably Boulder Creek and Cabrini Hanover. In the first qualifier, Wherley stepped off a 1:58.4 mile, finishing fourth. Last year, the 3-year-old filly by Dream Vacation took a mark of 1:58.2 and earned $182,328. In the fourth qualifier, two-time Breeders Crown winner ...
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Connor OK after spill

on 05/04/2006 2:00 AM
Charles Connor Jr. suffered some bumps and bruises in a spill during qualifiers on Thursday morning at the Meadowlands. Connor, 50, of Durhamville, N.Y., was driving Yankee Slammer in the 11th race when his horse grabbed a boot and went down. \"The horse grabbed a bell boot and fell down while on a break,\" said Connor\'s son, Brian. \"The horse is okay, too.\" The senior Connor was take...
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Mertons sweep features

on 05/03/2006 2:00 AM
Monday afternoon at Monticello Raceway featured the $15,000 Mares Preferred and the $12,500 winners over pace and when the dust had settled the Merton brothers each came away with a victory. Mike won the Preferred Pace with Vivacious Raider in a 1:56:1 clocking and younger brother Greg copped the winners over with Bliss N Vinegar in a time of 1:57:4. According to Mike Merton he was the secon...
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Bright Connection wins Open

on 05/03/2006 2:00 AM
Bright Connection scored easily from the rail in Monday\'s $8,000 Open Trot at Northfield, posting a 1:56.4 gate-to-wire win. Bright Connection posted fractions of :29.1, :59.2 and 1:28 en route to the victory. His :57.2 back half was very impressive as he ended up 3 3/4 lengths better than Muscle Sprouts, with Oneforthemaster third. It was the sixth win in 13 starts for the 5-year-old Armb...
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Toy Dragon sets world mark

on 05/03/2006 2:00 AM
Joann and Joe Thomson\'s Toy Dragon set a world record for older mares on a half-mile racetrack Tuesday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:52 win in the $15,000 Filly and Mare Open. The 5-year-old Dragon\'s Lair mare and driver Steve Warrington set fractions of :27.2, :55.2 and 1:23.4 before a :28.1 last quarter, in which she held off previous track record holder Yada Yada Yada A to the wire. Cross...
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Trooper prefers Monti

on 05/03/2006 2:00 AM
Daylon Trooper proved his superiority over the stalwart field in the $15,000 Preferred Pace at Monticello Tuesday when Stephane Bouchard guided him to a 1:55:2 victory. At the start Skeeter Todd (Ray Schnittker) charged for the lead, took command and led the field by the first panel in :28:2. He was still on the engine when the field of pacers breezed by the half-mile pole in a :58 clocking. ...
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New Pa. yearling sale

on 05/03/2006 2:00 AM
In addition to its traditional early November sale in Harrisburg, Standardbred Horse Sales Company will be conducting a yearling sale featuring Pennsylvania-bred yearlings in Harrisburg during the last week of August in 2007. Standardbred President Paul F. Spears said, “We are very pleased that we were able to secure the (Pennsylvania) Farm Show for this new venture. In addition to its well k...
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Horse shelter for Kentucky

on 05/03/2006 2:00 AM
The Kentucky horse industry has united to form the Kentucky Equine Humane Center, a new shelter and adoption service for unwanted horses of all breeds. The Kentucky Equine Humane Center’s mission is to provide humane treatment and shelter while working as a clearinghouse to seek adoptive homes for all of Kentucky’s unwanted horses, regardless of breed. The Kentucky Equine Humane Center prop...
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Chrebet drives in qualies

on 05/03/2006 2:00 AM
Former New York Jets star Wayne Chrebet picked up two catch drives in qualifying races Wednesday morning at Freehold Raceway. Chrebet recorded his first-ever drive behind unraced 3-year-old pacer Meant To Be, finishing a distanced sixth. He then drove 4-year-old Page Master to a distanced sixth showing after the trotter made a break. Chrebet\'s Double Down Stables currently owns part of prec...
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American Ideal qualifies

on 05/03/2006 2:00 AM
World-record holder American Ideal made his first appearing of 2006, winning a qualifier Wednesday morning at Flamboro in 1:56.3. Driven by Mark MacDonald, the 4-year-old son of Western Ideal drew off by 13 ¾ lengths for the win. He is owned by Brittany Farms, Blue Chip Stallions, Mac Nichol and American Ideal Stable and trained by Casie Coleman. Last year as a 3 year old, American Ideal wo...
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BC eligibles released

on 05/03/2006 2:00 AM
Two-time Breeders Crown champion Boulder Creek and new millionaire Ponder head a list of 42 horse and gelding pacers eligible to the $500,000 Breeders Crown Pace, to be raced Saturday, July 29, at the Meadowlands. Boulder Creek, voted Dan Patch Older Pacer of the Year, will seek an unprecedented third consecutive Crown title for trainer Mark Silva and owners Cliff Siegel, John Fodera and Lee W...
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Vivid Photo debuts Friday

on 05/03/2006 2:00 AM
Vivid Photo, who won the 2005 Hambletonian and banked nearly $1.5 million last year, will make his 4-year-old debut Friday night at the Meadowlands. The gelded son of SJ\'s Photo drew post two in the $35,000 featured trot, carded as the fifth race, with trainer and co-owner Roger Hammer in the sulky. Vivid Photo completed his sophomore campaign Dec. 14, finishing third by a neck in the Mat...
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Tomato three for three

on 05/03/2006 2:00 AM
Tomato bested a field of 11 Tuesday night with an impressive come from behind 1:56.4 win in a $16,000 ISOBA Stakes at Balmoral Park. Confidently handled by driver Tim Tetrick, the 3-year-old daughter of Valley Victor was one of those who was stuck in the second tier but the bay filly handled it like an old pro, getting away in seventh as Fox Valley Soroya (Andy Miller) led the field through an ...
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Wire to wire at Rosecroft

on 05/03/2006 2:00 AM
The Fraternity Pan earned a third consecutive victory in the $11,300 Winners Over pace at Rosecroft Raceway Tuesday, dominating the field with a wire-to-wire trip in 1:52. Driven by Corey Braden, the 7-year-old son of Artsplace gained the lead immediately off the gate from post six and held strong through fractions of :27.1, :56.1 and 1:24. The Fraternity Pan topped Peyote 1 ¼ lengths. The tal...
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McIntosh youngsters qualify

on 05/03/2006 2:00 AM
Trainer Bob McIntosh sent out a throng of promising 3 year olds in qualifiers Wednesday morning at Windsor Raceway. In the first race, Muscles Yankee son Governator won by 2 ¾ lengths in 2:02.2 over stablemate China Tea Party. Governator is a full brother to $383,356 winner My Starchip. China Tea Party is a half-sister to $744,086 winner Oolong. In the second race, Platinum Seelster won by...
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Ultimate Princess win

on 05/02/2006 2:00 AM
Ultimate Bet, trained by Erv Miller and driven by Mark MacDonald, used a pocket trip to knock off nine rivals in 1:52.4 in Monday\'s opening leg of the Princess Pacing Series at Woodbine. The series is for 3-year-old fillies who were non-winners of $100,000 in 2005. The daughter of Bettors Delight left hard from post nine to make the front before releasing the undefeated race favorite Mary Artm...
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