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New York track to reopen

on 04/26/2006 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs appears headed for its planned June 9 opening after the New York State Racing and Wagering Board issued a temporary, conditional track license to Nevada Gold Inc., operators of Tioga Downs, on Wednesday, April 26. In a release issued by the Racing and Wagering Board, \"the granting of a simulcast license and issuance of race dates will be conditioned upon Nevada Gold Inc. meeting th...
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Tie Silk sweep

on 04/25/2006 2:00 AM
Long On Ability completed the sweep of the Tie Silk Trotting Series at Woodbine Monday night with a 1:56.4 win in the $47,600 final. Driven by Robert Shepherd, the 3-year-old son of Outryt Ability came from eighth at the quarter pole to post a 2 3/4-length for trainer Suzie Kerwood and owners Norm and Isabelle Vartanian. Kelso (Mark MacDonald) took second and Broadway Seelster grabbed third....
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My Boy David preps again

on 04/25/2006 2:00 AM
My Boy David qualified for the second time this year Monday at Balmoral, pacing in 1:57.2 with Andy Miller aboard for trainer Homer Hochstetler. The 3-year-old son of Cole Muffler came home in :26.4. Last year the gelding won $255,999 and took a mark of 1:50.4 for owners Shirley Le Vin and David Ruff. Fox Valley Shimmy, one of Illinois’ richest bridesmaids in 2005, won a qualifier in 2:02....
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Harrington oval scorched

on 04/25/2006 2:00 AM
Cool Flying Fun went the second fastest mile in Harrington Raceway\'s 60-year history Monday night with a 1:51.4 triumph in the featured $18,500 Open Pace. Driven by Brandon Givens, the 6-year-old Bonnie and Clyde stallion set all the fractions (27.1, 56, 1:24.1) while No Free Parking (Mike Cole) battled first over on the outside, Cool Flying Fun was relentless in the stretch and held on for a...
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Ponder qualifies 1:54.1

on 04/25/2006 2:00 AM
Ponder, winner of the 2005 Canadian Pacing Derby, qualified Tuesday morning at Mohawk and notched a 6½-length victory in 1:54.1. The Bob McIntosh pupil had driver Jack Moiseyev in tow, and after leaving from post four, the pair sat fourth through the :28.1 quarter-mile and :56.4 opening half. Moiseyev pulled the 5-year-old son of The Panderosa first-up on the final turn and the career earne...
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Stays denied to Ledford five

on 04/25/2006 2:00 AM
The New Jersey Racing Commission has denied stays for Eric and Seldon Ledford as well as three others associated with the arrests triggered by Operation Horsepower on March 31, 2006. The Ledfords, as well as the husband-wife team of Ryan and Ardena Dailey and veterinarian Dr. John Witmer were arrested by the New Jersey State Police and face a variety of charges related to the possession of vari...
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Bieffe tops European 4YOs

on 04/25/2006 2:00 AM
The great Italian driver Pietro Gubellini stole the show in the most important international 4-year-old race, the 300.000 Euro Gran Premio d’ Europa, held Tuesday afternoon at Ippodromo San Siro in Milan (f). He steered Frisky Bieffe to victory in a mile rate of 1:59 over 2,100 meters. The longshot Filipp Roc (Uronometro) rushed for the lead and Gubellini directly understood his chance and wa...
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Dunkster, Dink Adoo winners

on 04/24/2006 2:00 AM
Dunkster and Dink Adoo each won a $20,000 opening round division of the three-week Father Foley Memorial Trot on Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands. In the second race, the first division, Dunkster led at every call and held off Musclesextrodinair for a 1 ¼-length victory in 1:54.1 on a track rated sloppy. Lhasa Muscles, the 1-2 favorite, closed for third, 2 1/4 lengths back. Dunkster, tra...
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Morgan continues to win

on 04/24/2006 2:00 AM
Harrington Raceway\'s leading driver, Anthony Morgan, won four races on the program Sunday, giving him 21 wins in five nights of racing. Morgan started the win parade with Vernon and Jana Hood\'s No Fuel Required (1:56.2), who earned his second lifetime win for trainer Jason Skinner. He then followed with a win in the next race with Andrew Glassmyer\'s Big Discount (1:56.3), then in the ninth w...
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Upsets in Balmoral stakes

on 04/24/2006 2:00 AM
A trio of Illinois conceived and foaled stakes events highlighted another fast-paced weekend of action at Balmoral Park. While the races provided plenty of thrilling results the “chalk” players walked away empty handed as all three battles produced upsets. On Saturday, April 22, a field of 10 state-bred sophomore pacing colts hit the track for the $18,000 Direct Balance Stakes Final. Last s...
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Meadows stays dark

on 04/24/2006 2:00 AM
The track resurfacing project that began on April 17th at The Meadows is taking longer than expected to complete, and will keep the track dark through Thursday. Bad weather in the western Pennsylvania area over the weekend has forced Meadows officials to cancel live racing on Thursday, April 27. Track officials at The Meadows said there will be a draw for Friday’s (April 28) races on Tuesday ...
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Road to the Jug

on 04/24/2006 2:00 AM
Delaware, OH--The “Road to the Little Brown Jug” begins for most serious Jug contenders in April and May. A schedule of stakes events, including some sires stakes, kicks off Saturday, April 29 with eliminations of the Berry’s Creek at the Meadowlands. April 29 $25,000 Elim Berry’s Creek The Meadowlands May 6 $225,000 Berry’s Creek Final The Meadowlands M...
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Ford\'s mother passes

on 04/23/2006 2:00 AM
Bettie Jean Ford, 78, mother of trainer Mark Ford, died Saturday at the Charleston (W.Va.) Area Medical Center of heart failure. She followed her son\'s career and attended the Little Brown Jug when Gallo Blue Chip competed. Born in Ronceverte, W. Va., she was a lifelong resident of Greenbrier County and a a member of the St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church in Ronceverte. She was a 1946 gr...
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Former owner NHHC champ

on 04/23/2006 2:00 AM
Scott Alberg, who sold his last Standardbred race horse a few years ago, was a big winner at the Meadowlands Saturday night without sending out a horse to race. Alberg captured the $50,000 first prize in the National Harness Handicapping Championship. The second edition of the contest was held Saturday night at the Meadowlands. All it took for Alberg to win was one big bet. He put $100 to win o...
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Loyal Opposition wins easily

on 04/22/2006 2:00 AM
Loyal Opposition posted her second straight victory over a sloppy track and in the process won the $75,000 Thomas Strada Memorial--and her 47th career race--Saturday night at the Meadowlands. The 4-5 betting favorite took the lead just before the half and held off Easton Alliance N in the 1:52.1 mile. Weather conditions delayed the card after the third race when the track had to be scraped due to ...
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Florida Boy jogs home

on 04/22/2006 2:00 AM
Florida Boy, a 4-year-old gelding, was still sitting along the pylons at the three-quarter mark, but when he found daylight in the stretch drive the even-money favorite sailed home to a 3 1/2-length victory in 1:51.3 Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Brian Sears drove Florida Boy for his father, Jay. Despite the move up in class and the strength of front-end position on the sloppy track, Sears...
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He Wants It All beaten

on 04/22/2006 2:00 AM
He Wants It All, a winner of four of five starts, suffered a defeat at Balmoral Park Saturday night as the 3-5 favorite. Odds On Big Tom sat on his back and posted the win in 1:51 while He Wants It All faded to fourth. He Wants It All, who won the Isle Of Capri at Pompano Park on Feb. 25, had not raced---or qualified-- in 28 days prior to his Saturday night start at Balmoral. He won by a neck i...
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Foxy Maneuveur takes prep

on 04/22/2006 2:00 AM
Foxy Maneuver and trainer-driver-owner Don Eash won the $23,000 Invitational Handicap in 1:50.2 Saturday night at Hoosier Park, besting a field that included defending Dan Patch Invitational winner Maltese Artist. The event showcased five of the horses headed to the $200,000 Dan Patch Invitational Pace next Saturday, April 29. Foxy Maneuver was eased away from the gate in fourth position as Spi...
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Vicky wins with class drop

on 04/21/2006 2:00 AM
She had been facing and racing just fine against invitational caliber horses, so it was no surprise with a one-level class drop that Vicky Marshall was strong in a 1:56.2 victory Thursday night at Cal Expo. Also Thursday night, the 11th race featured one of Cal-Expo\'s largest show prices, to the misfortune of a bridge-jumper who contributed greatly to the $4,509 to show out of $5,057 in the show ...
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Jolt\'s book increased

on 04/21/2006 2:00 AM
Fashion Farms has announced that the limited book of mares being accepted to stallion Village Jolt has been increased. The original book of mares planned for the son of Cam\'s Card Shark had been set at 40 due to a prognosis from fertility testing, but because a high success rate has been achieved that number is being increased to 80. “We have 18 mares confirmed in foal and Village Jolt’s ...
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