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22 races at Hoosier Park

on 03/18/2006 12:00 AM
Hoosier horsemen prepped for the opening of the Hoosier Park race meet on April 1 by sending out horses in seven qualifiers and 15 matinee races Saturday morning at Hoosier Park. Boo Bugg, a 3-year-old colt by Grinfromeartoear, was one of the fastest performers. He turned in a seven-length victory in 1:57.3 for trainer-driver Mark Evers.
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Holborn back on track, wins

on 03/18/2006 12:00 AM
Holborn Hanover made his first start after a layoff--as well as his first start on Lasix--and won in 1:50.1 over Deliver The Goods Saturday night at the Meadowlands. The 2004 Meadowlands Pace winner had performed poorly in the Presidential Series in January, finishing sixth and ninth and failing to advance to the final. His usual driver, George Brennan, drove him to the victory.
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Fly With Action upsets

on 03/17/2006 12:00 AM
Jimmy Marohn directed Fly With Action to a 19-1 ($41) upset in Thursday's St. Paddy Pace for drivers of Irish descent at Monticello Raceway. The lone mare in the race, Fly With Action won in 2:00.2, defeating Wise Guy and driver Jim Doherty by a length. Uncle Gary and driver Steve Quinn finished third. "This mare (Fly With Action) has had trouble finishing lately but Murray (trainer Murray ...
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Fanning solves crisis

on 03/17/2006 12:00 AM
Although trainer Tom Fanning had a tough day Wednesday having to scratch two horses "injured" out of races at the Meadowlands, he quickly left that crisis mode when his 4-year-old mare Crisis won Thursday night at the Big M. Crisis was North America's fastest performer on Thursday with a 1:52 gate-to-wire effort in a $12,500 conditioned pace. It was the daughter of The Panderosa's first win in ...
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Maltese Artist back racing

on 03/17/2006 12:00 AM
Maltese Artist is back on track this year, wining a qualifier at The Meadows Friday morning by 11 3/4 lengths in 1:57.2. Last year Maltese Artist, a 5-year-old gelding by Artiscape, finished first or second in 15 of 25 starts while racing in the top events for older male pacers. Mike Wilder drove him to his qualifier victory for trainer Mickey Burke.
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New names for NJ races

on 03/17/2006 12:00 AM
Effective this year, the $500,000 New Jersey Pacing Classic will be known as the Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Pacing Classic, and the $200,000 Miss New Jersey Pace will be known as the Tom D'Altrui Miss New Jersey Pace. The renaming of New Jersey's two richest state-bred races (both to be raced this year on May 27 at the Meadowlands) was done by the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association. ...
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Loyal Opposition prevails

on 03/17/2006 12:00 AM
Loyal Opposition was the best of the mares in the $50,000 Overbid while Bono Bests extended his winning streak to four and Cactus Creek pulled off an upset in the Matt\'s Scooter Series Friday night at the Meadowlands. Loyal Opposition, driven by Andy Miller and trained by Erv Miller, followed Artbitration into the stretch, took the lead with a sixteenth to go and held off Burning Poin for a 1 ...
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Stormaway rolls on

on 03/17/2006 12:00 AM
Stormaway was at it again at Woodbine Friday night, making mere mortals of nine rivals in the second leg of the Apaches Fame Pacing Series. It was the fourth win in as many starts for Stormaway, a Northern Luck colt, who is the new sensation at the Toronto oval. In the first leg of the Apaches Fame last Friday, he was a wire-to-wire two-length winner. Tonight, he sat in fourth early, with...
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Five straight for mare

on 03/16/2006 12:00 AM
Vysoke Tatry extended her winning streak to five, employing her patented stretch sprint for a 1:52.3 score in the $20,000 opening round of the Jersey Girls Series Wednesday night at the Meadowlands. The winner of the Snow Angel, White Ruffles and Night Styles Series, Vysoke Tatry was sent off as the 2-5 favorite and she rallied with a :26.3 last quarter to win. The 4-year-old Dragon's Lair m...
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Big M Pick 6 finally hit

on 03/16/2006 12:00 AM
Despite a 33-1 winner in the fourth leg of the wager, there were winning tickets on the Pick 6 for the first time since March 2. It paid $9,556.30 for six-of-six for the 5,9/1/6,10/9/4/2 combination. The night began with a carryover of $64,607 and the pool grew to $156,969. The Pick 6 winners were GTs Graig ($6.20) in the fourth race, Hit Away ($6.80) in the fifth, Vysoke Tatry ($2.80) in t...
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No lucky day for Fanning

on 03/16/2006 12:00 AM
The luck of the Irish wasn't smiling on Tom Fanning two days before St. Patrick's Day as the New Jersey-based trainer had two horses in to go at the Meadowlands Wednesday night and had to scratch both "injured" - including recent Tender Loving Care leg-winner Annie Duke. "Annie Duke stuck her foot in the water bucket and (Cajun Laagacy) went out in the field in the morning and came back lame; w...
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Dover Downs expands

on 03/16/2006 12:00 AM
Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. announced an expansion plan that will more than double the number of hotel rooms and add a luxurious 8,000-square-foot spa to the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. By the summer of 2007, the company expects to have added 268 luxury rooms to the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, bringing the total number of rooms to 500. Twelve of these rooms will be specially de...
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Top 2005 3YOs win

on 03/16/2006 12:00 AM
Self Professed, who earned $349,669 last season, and $340,661 earner Jo Pa\'s Shark each won qualifiers at the Meadowlands Thursday morning. Their times were 1:58 and 1:55.2, respectively. Self Professed, a 4-year-old son of Self Possessed, wired the field with Tyler Stillings aboard. Last year the gelding put together a record of 17-4-2-1 along with a lifetime mark of 1:54. Jo Pa\'s Shark, ...
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Repeat for Western City

on 03/15/2006 12:00 AM
For the second straight week Western City used an overland route on the way to a 1:54.2 win in the $21,000 Junior Open Pace at Dover Downs on Tuesday night. In similar fashion to last week\'s distaff feature, Western City began her quest by moving up after the half to engage the leader Tawny, driven by Brad Hanners, in mid backstretch. They raced as a team from the three quarters around the fin...
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Star wires Balmoral trotters

on 03/15/2006 12:00 AM
Universal Star trotted to a lifetime-best 1:55.2 in the $15,500 Open Handicap at Balmoral Park Tuesday night. Driven by Andy Miller, the 5-year-old Keep It a Secret gelding wired the field, finishing 2 ¾ lengths ahead of Southern Victoriak (Art Gregory Jr.). American Lane (Homer Hochstetler) zoomed home in :27.3 to grab third. Universal Star is three for four this year for owners Jackie R...
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New management at Youbet

on 03/15/2006 12:00 AM
Youbet.com Inc. announced today that Joe Tracy, former CEO of newly acquired United Tote, will spearhead the subsidiary's development of new technology-based games, products and services for commercial and consumer distribution from Las Vegas. United Tote's research and development operations will play a key role in the effort. With Tracy assuming his new development responsibilities, racing...
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Donna James dies

on 03/15/2006 12:00 AM
Donna Irene James, wife of the late Bert V. James, died Monday, March 6, at the age of 89 in Windsor, Ont. Mrs. James loved the Standardbred industry and attended many race meets and yearling sales throughout the years with her husband. The James family owned the legendary Albatross solely at 2 and in concert with partners during his 3-year-old season and Mrs. James was proud to never have miss...
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Casino bill approved

on 03/15/2006 12:00 AM
Authorization of a constitutional amendment to allow casino gambling in Kentucky was approved by a House committee Wednesday, but racetracks have currently been left out of the equation - although they could still be included. The constitutional amendment passed by the committee reads: \"The General Assembly may by general or special law authorize the operation of casino gaming at designated v...
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New races for mares

on 03/15/2006 12:00 AM
Vernon Downs and Tioga Downs will begin racing this summer and the tracks will play host to several new events, including one for older trotting mares (with the $75,000 final at Delaware, Ohio) and another for pacing mares with a $75,000 final at Vernon. The first annual Miss Versatility Trot for mares 4 years old and up will consist of two legs which will be contested for $25,000 at Tioga Down...
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Trotter wins 12th straight

on 03/14/2006 12:00 AM
Undefeated trotter You're Next won his 12th straight start at Pompano Park Monday night, winning in 1:55.2 and tying the track record for most consecutive wins set by Lady Netty N in 1999. Driven by Wally Hennessey, You're Next left from post seven in the $7,000 Open Trot and was never headed, leading from start to finish and winning by 1 ¾ lengths over Railee Possible (Tom Sells) with On Th...
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