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NYSS winners aim for Hambo

on 07/13/2006 2:00 AM
Tom McTygue, the Saratoga Springs Commissioner of Public Works, and trainer John Stark Jr had one very special guest in the winner’s circle-- New York State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno--when their Hambletonian-bound Algiers Hall won his New York Sire Stakes division at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway on Wednesday. Sen. Bruno joined McTygue and his family and friends in the clubhouse for dinn...
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Tattersalls set for Sunday

on 07/13/2006 2:00 AM
The Tattersalls July Mixed Sale, slated to begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday, caps off an exciting weekend of stakes action at the Meadowlands that features the track’s signature event, the $1-million Meadowlands Pace on Saturday night. With 105 lots for sale and an 18-horse supplement, the annual mixed sale features a large selection of racehorses, many of which have competed successfully at the Big...
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Harness on RDF-TV

on 07/13/2006 2:00 AM
Inside The Heart Of Harness Racing, a 23-minute documentary providing insights into several aspects of the standardbred sport, will air on cable/satellite network RFD-TV starting in July. RFD-TV is on channel 9409 on DISH Network and on channel 379 on DirecTV. Inside The Heart of Harness Racing will air on Thursday, July 13, at 4 p.m and 10 p.m; Friday, July 14, at 6 a.m.; Sunday, July 16, at 2...
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Illinois to discuss problems

on 07/13/2006 2:00 AM
The Illinois Racing Board (IRB) has scheduled three days of hearings to address the difficulties and challenges confronting horse racing in Illinois. The hearings, chaired by IRB Commissioner John Simon, will be held on Tuesday, July 18, and Wednesday, July 19, on the 16th floor, room 503, of the James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph Street in Chicago, starting at 10:00 a.m. The hearing on Mon...
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PPK race being investigated

on 07/13/2006 2:00 AM
The Florida Department of Business Regulation and officials at Pompano Park are investigating the results of a July 5 race that resulted in a suspiciously low exacta payoff after a 130-1 shot finished second in the race. In the 10th race on July 5 at Pompano, the 3-1 second choice, Rip Rock And Roll, was the winner for driver Wally Hennessey. Finishing three-quarters of a length behind in secon...
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Fillies tune up in qualifier

on 07/13/2006 2:00 AM
My Little Dragon, last year’s Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Filly Pace champion, and Lonesome Day, last year’s Sweetheart winner, tuned up for the Mistletoe Shalee in a 1:54.1 qualifier Wednesday morning at the Meadowlands. My Little Dragon, driven by Brian Sears, won the qualifier, pacing her last quarter in :25.4. The filly has only made two pari-mutuel starts this season and finished second ...
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Jugbarn draft open now!

on 07/13/2006 2:00 AM
Starting at 12 a.m. Sunday, July 16, the first draft period for the Little Brown Jug Fantasy Contest begins. The draft period is limited to Sunday, July 16, Monday, July 17, and ends at midnight (12 a.m.) Tuesday, July 18 when the lock down also begins due to the closing of entries for the next event, the American-National at Balmoral Park. Jug Fantasy players may add two horses to their Fanta...
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Artzina wins final in 1:52.3

on 07/13/2006 2:00 AM
Artzina charged down the stretch and repelled all challengers en route to victory in the $175,000 New Jersey Sires Stakes Final for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings Thursday night at the Meadowlands. Driven by John Campbell and trained by Dylan Davis, Artzina used a first-over attack past the half-mile marker for his second win in three starts this year, while setting a lifetime mark of 1:5...
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Apecs debuts in 1:57.4

on 07/12/2006 2:00 AM
Apecs trotted to a 1:57.4 victory in the second of two $28,000 Hanover divisions for 2-year-old fillies Tuesday night at Balmoral Park, while Fox Valley Deja captured the first split in 1:59.2. Patiently handled in her career debut by driver Andy Miller, Apecs, a daughter of Muscles Yankee, settled in fifth early, almost 11 lengths off the early pace set by Bandelin and driver Dale Hiteman. Bande...
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NYSS colts at Stga Wed.

on 07/12/2006 2:00 AM
Saratoga Springs Commissioner of Public Works Tom McTygue will suffer through a nervous Wednesday as he waits out the hours until his colt Algiers Hall competes at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway in the third race. The 3-year-old Conway Hall colt he owns with Carlyle and David Smith and trainer John Stark Jr. will start in a $38,835 division of the New York Sire Stakes. McTygue will have a special ...
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Paragon sets Georgian mark

on 07/12/2006 2:00 AM
Four-year-old pacer Paragon set a Georgian Downs all-age track record Tuesday night, capturing a $17,000(C) conditioned pace in 1:51.2. Driven by Jody Jamieson, Paragon lowered the previous mark of Armbo Balmoral by one-fifth of a second; it also lowered the mark for older pacers by two-fifths., Trainer Tony Montini and partners Basil Michele, Adelio Cicchetti and Paul Giammichele purchased Par...
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HRTV to show Big M Pace

on 07/12/2006 2:00 AM
HorseRacing TV will carry exclusive live coverage of one of harness racing greatest nights when it presents the $1 million Meadowlands Pace, and a tremendous supporting card, from the Meadowlands this Saturday night. The Meadowlands Pace is the premier race for 3-year-old pacers, and likely features an anticipated showdown between Artistic Fella and Total Truth, a pair of the sport\'s sophomo...
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Tompkins-Geers Tioga party

on 07/12/2006 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs is inviting all owners, trainers, grooms and drivers involved with the Tompkins Geers races to enjoy fun and festivities July 23 and 24 courtesy of sponsors Allerage Farm, American Racing and Entertainment, Brittany Farms, Fashion Farms, Hanover Shoe Farm, Perretti Farms, the Standardbred Horse Sale Company and Walnut Hall Ltd. After the races on Sunday, July 23, there will be a par...
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Lord a harness evangelist

on 07/12/2006 2:00 AM
A young harness horse owner based at Vernon Downs is looking to share his love of working with Standardbreds with disabled children. Chase Lord, who lives in Corfu, N.Y., is currently traveling throughout New York State to introduce people to his Mossy Creek Foundation, a program he is developing which will allow children with disabilities to work therapeutically with harness horses. Lord and...
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11,000 wins for Palone

on 07/12/2006 2:00 AM
Driver Dave Palone drove the 11,000th winner of his career Wednesday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Palone hit the milestone by driving Gel Mibson, a 2-year-old trotting colt making his debut, to a 2:02:3 score in Reynolds Stakes division. There were five Reynolds divisions for 2-year-old pacing fillies and four for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings. The races are a part of Gran...
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Big filly winner for Nickells

on 07/12/2006 2:00 AM
Trainer Bruce Nickells is back with another big pacing filly winner; his latest star is Me And My Baby, who rolled to an impressive 5 1/4-length victory in the $175,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Championship for 2-year-old filly pacers on Wednesday night at the Meadowlands. Driven by John Campbell, Me And My Baby [$18.00, $8.40, $4.40] took command at the half-mile marker and turned away all chall...
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Plan for NJSS 2YO purses

on 07/11/2006 2:00 AM
The New Jersey Sire Stakes will make an equitable distribution of purse money to the owners of 103 horses entered in 12 two-year-old races canceled at the Meadowlands on July 5 and 6, due to the budget impasse that shut down state government and forced the racetrack to be closed. The NJSS Board of Trustees has decided not to reschedule those races, citing the limited number of available racing dat...
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Online casinos attacked

on 07/11/2006 2:00 AM
Gamblers who prefer their laptops to blackjack tables won\'t like what Congress is doing. On Tuesday, the House plans to vote on a bill that would ban credit cards for paying online bets and could padlock gambling Web sites. The legislation would clarify existing law to spell out that it is illegal to gamble online. To enforce that ban, the bill would prohibit credit cards and other payment ...
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Posts for $1 million race

on 07/11/2006 2:00 AM
Simply stating post three “just seems like a good place” to start, trainer Steve Elliott chose that starting position for 7-5 morning-line favorite Artistic Fella during Tuesday afternoon’s press conference for Saturday’s $1 million Meadowlands Pace at the Meadowlands. Following Elliott’s choice, fellow Meadowlands Pace elim winner Perfect Union had post two picked by Richie Silverman of...
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On-line gaming bill passes

on 07/11/2006 2:00 AM
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 317-93 Tuesday in favor of legislation that would prevent gamblers from using credit cards to bet online, but contains exceptions for horse racing and state-run lotteries. The bill—which now goes to the Senate--would also allow authorities to work with Internet providers to block access to gambling websites. A proposed amendment to the bill, which would...
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