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Track mark set in Italy

on 04/10/2006 2:00 AM
The Viking Kronos-sired filly Guilia Grif won the Premio Italia over the weekend at the half-mile track in Bologna. She was timed in a new track record of 1:58 over 1,660 meters. Viking Kronos is a son of 1993 Hambletonian champion American Winner and 1985 Hambletonian Oaks winner Conch. The race got underway with breaks by Giotta d'Alfa and Gloria Gainor and when the field was settled the seas...
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Primetime Bobcat wins SPC

on 04/09/2006 2:00 AM
Primetime Bobcat won Saturday night\'s $114,500(C) Spring Championship Series final Saturday night at Woodbine, edging Tigarama by a nose in 1:49.4. The time was a career-best for Tigerama, who was driven by Jody Jamieson to the upset 18-1 victory. Roddy\'s Bags Again was third. After leaving from post eight, Jamieson and Primetime Bobcat settled for second along the cones, as MacDonald and Tig...
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A spirited Big M victory

on 04/09/2006 2:00 AM
Spirit Of A Shark set all the fractions and coasted to a 1 1/4-length victory in the featured $35,000 winners-over conditioned pace on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Brian Sears posted his third winner of the night, guiding Spirit Of A Shark to his second consecutive victory. The 5-year-old son of Cam's Card Shark has four wins, two seconds and one third in eight starts this year. Rob Ro...
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A rebel yell at Hoosier

on 04/09/2006 2:00 AM
Rebelman battled back in his 5-year-old debut and won the $23,000 Invitational pace on Saturday, April 8 at Hoosier Park. With driver Joe Essig Jr. aboard, the gelded son of Electric Yankee rallied, took the lead in the stretch en route to victory, and paced the mile in 1:52.4. "He (Rebelman) felt really good coming down the stretch tonight," Essig said "Not everything went as planned. I didn...
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41-1 upset in Suslow leg

on 04/08/2006 2:00 AM
Pandrogynous, benefiting from a third-over trip, rallied for a 1 1/2-length victory over Real Mean Art in the $22,500 opening round of the Suslow Series, on Friday night at the Meadowlands. Bono Bests, the 8-5 favorite, held on for third. Sent off at odds of 41-1, Pandrogynous posted his fourth win in 11 lifetime starts, first victory in his third start this year. The victory was one of a ...
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Indiana Sire Stakes held

on 04/08/2006 2:00 AM
Joe Putnam and Nowthat'saplanman remained in the pocket until the stretch drive, at which point they pushed past Townline Roll On and driver Don Eash and won the first of two Indiana Sire Stakes, both of which were non-betting races at Hoosier Park Friday night. Putnam and Nowthat'saplaman raced in the second spot for the first three-quarters of the mile, and it wasn't until the stretch that P...
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Kakaley double pays $38.20

on 04/08/2006 2:00 AM
Veteran driver John Kakaley, 45, who has won more than 1,200 races during his successful career, and his 18 year-old son Matt, who won his very first race earlier in the week, grabbed the spotlight in the early daily double at Pompano Park on Friday night. After John took the opener with the 3-year-old pacing filly Iamasurvivor in 1:58, son Matt captured the second half of the double by guidin...
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Youthful splits contested

on 04/08/2006 2:00 AM
Stormaway, who was not entered in round one of the Youthful Series at Woodbine, scored a 1:53 victory in the first of two $20,000(C) second-leg divisions Friday night at the Toronto racetrack. With Mark Megens driving for his trainer-brother, Dan Megens, Stormaway won by four lengths over Armbro Damien and Gran Sasso. The win was Stormaway\'s fifth in six starts. He is owned by Dan Megens, J...
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Pierce wins in series

on 04/07/2006 2:00 AM
Ron Pierce piloted the winners of both $19,000 divisions of the opening round of the Fox Sports Net Series on Thursday night at the Meadowlands, first with Real Hanover and then with South Park Hanover. He scored with Real Hanover in the fifth race and South Park Hanover in the eighth race. Using an explosive final eighth of a mile, Real Hanover [$12.60, $6.20, $2.20] rallied for a half-len...
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Ledford hearing concludes

on 04/07/2006 2:00 AM
According to reports, Thursday's New Jersey Racing Commission hearing regarding the recent raid on the Seldon Ledford Stable at Showplace revealed that blood-doping drugs were stowed in assistant trainer Ryan Dailey's house and in a garage refrigerator and that Dailey told him that Ledford had given them to him more than a year ago and told him to "hold onto it for when you need it." The statem...
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Italian stallion kidnapped

on 04/07/2006 2:00 AM
The 20-year-old champion Italian sire Lemon Dra was kidnapped sometime during the night between April 5 and 6 at the Allevamento Mariano farm. At the moment there is very little information about the kidnapping. Lemon Dra, a son of the champion Italian sire Sharif di Iesolo, is probably nearing retirement as a sire since he has had fertility problems this year. Earlier it was revealed that he w...
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Delay at Plainridge

on 04/07/2006 2:00 AM
The fans of live racing at Plainridge Racecourse will have to wait a bit longer for the opening card of at the 2006 meet -- but the wait will only be 24 hours. The Massachusetts track had been dark for several days while the state legislature haggled over racing legislation that had lapsed. The issue was resolved yesterday, and Plainridge had hoped to race both Monday and Tuesday this coming we...
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Landess splits held

on 04/06/2006 2:00 AM
The Jerry Landess Series comprised the first five events on Hoosier Park's 13-race program Wednesday, April 5, with several lightly-raced sophomores claiming victory. The late closing series is for 3 and 4-year-old male pacers and consists of two $5,000 preliminary legs and a $12,000 final. Hammurbi Bluegrass and Ricky Macomber Jr. narrowly won the first event on the program, putting a neck in ...
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Ill. to investigate Ledford

on 04/06/2006 2:00 AM
Trainer Seldon Ledford has also reportedly been suspended from racing horses in Illinois by the Illinois Racing Board, pending its own investigation into the recent allegations of using illegal performance-enhancing drugs and race fixing in New Jersey and whether the same occured in Illinois. The New Jersey Racing Commission had already suspended Ledford, his son, driver Eric Ledford, and stabl...
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Plainridge to open

on 04/06/2006 2:00 AM
The Massachusetts House of Representatives late Wednesday night voted down a bill 100-55 that would have allowed slot machines at the state's racetracks, but approved an extension of simulcasting legislation through Dec. 31, which will allow Plainridge Racecourse to re-open. Plainridge will re-open for live racing Monday, April 10. The track was supposed to open for live racing Monday, April 3,...
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Mountain wins at Monti

on 04/06/2006 2:00 AM
After a one-week hiatus, Mountain Spring N returned to the winner\'s circle afterJimmy Devaux drove the gelding to a come-from-behind triumph in Monticello Raceway's weekly trotting feature, a $9,000 Not Listed Preferred Trot I, on Wednesday afternoon. In the deep stretch they trotted by favored Zorgwijk Bedeviled and driver Billy Parker Jr. en route to notching the 11-year-old trotter\'s fo...
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Two Del. elims contested

on 04/05/2006 2:00 AM
Badlands And Art and Lather Machine were second round winners in the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund Tuesday night at Dover Downs. In the first DSBF division, Badlands And Art, who raced gallantly the previous week--parked the mile to finish second beaten a nose--was clearly at the top of his game as Ben Stafford Jr. drove the gelding he owns with John Heckler to an impressive 1:55.2 triump...
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Fast win for a Porsche

on 04/05/2006 2:00 AM
Ann Other Porsche came with one-fifth of a second of her lifetime mark when she won an Open Handicap for fillies and mares with a 1:51.4 effort Tuesday night at Dover Downs. The 9-year-old mare took a mark of 1:51.3 last year at Dover Downs. Driver Ross Wolfenden bided his time with Ann Other Porsche while Dream-A-While cut out a :53.4 opening half for Art Stafford Jr. and favorite Toy Dragon a...
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Pick 7 pays $385,000

on 04/05/2006 2:00 AM
One lucky bettor likely yelled "Wahoo Wahoo" after Woolloomooloo won the ninth race at Woodbine Tuesday night. That bettor, who wagered somewhere in the Kentucky hub that is based at Churchill Downs, took home the entire Pick 7 pool of $383,154.90 with Woolloomooloo scoring in the seventh and final leg. More than $235,000 was bet into the Pick 7 pool. The winning horses were: Classic Toy ($9.10...
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Williams new AHC vice chair

on 04/05/2006 2:00 AM
Keeneland racetrack president Nick Nicholson and Hanover Shoe Farms executive Russell Williams are the new chairman and vice chairman, respectively, of the American Horse Council. The AHC board of trustees met April 3 as part of the organization\'s issues forum in Washington, D.C. In conjunction with the AHC meeting was the opening of an exhibit of Currier & Ives lithographs, on loan from the H...
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