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PASS March 15 deadline

on 03/10/2006 12:00 AM
Horsemen are reminded that the following sustaining payments to the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes must be postmarked by this Wednesday, March 15. Two-year-old sustaining payments falling on March 15 are $150 for the pari-mutuel Sire Stakes and $25 for fair events. It should be stressed that in order to maintain future eligibility for the Sire Stakes' respective events, these payments must be made fo...
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Vysoke Tatry wins series

on 03/09/2006 12:00 AM
Vysoke Tatry, the 3-5 favorite, broke stride on the turn for home, spotted the field a dozen lengths and rallied to win the $57,000 Night Styles final in 1:52.4 Wednesday night at the Meadowlands. It was the 4-year-old mare's third Meadowlands series title and fifth win in six starts this year, and 12th win in 16 career starts. This victory, her fourth in a row, was her most dramatic. After...
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Ky. bill still in limbo

on 03/09/2006 12:00 AM
Kentucky legislators have failed to come up with a compromise bill on expanded gaming, which puts the issue in jeopardy of dying in the present legislative session. Several legislators have been pushing for a compromise on two proposals which would allow the citizens of Kentucky to vote on expanded gaming, which would put casino games at eight horse racing tracks. The idea of adding free-standi...
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Jag tests positive in Prix

on 03/09/2006 12:00 AM
Jag de Bellouet\'s drug test following the Prix d\'Amerique has come back positive for a prohibited substance and he has been disqualified. Jag de Bellouet, who is French-bred, trained, driven and owned, won the race for the second straight year. Gigant Neo, trained by Sweden\'s Stefan Melander, who won the Hambletonian with Scarlet Knight in 2001, finished second in the Prix d\'Amerique to Jag...
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Gordons Jin Ms. has colt

on 03/09/2006 12:00 AM
Gordons Jin Ms. p,3, 1:51, a winner of $435,877 on the racetrack, delivered a big Western Ideal colt at Betty McGrevvy\'s farm in Trenton, Fla., on Wednesday, the same place she was born. She still holds the world record for a 2 year old, setting a 1:52.3 on a five-eighths track. According to owner Craig McEvoy, the Real Artist filly will be bred back to Western Ideal.
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Sullivan wins Open with trip

on 03/09/2006 12:00 AM
Sullivan Blue Chip used a second-over trip to win the $26,000 Open Handicap Trot at Dover Downs Wednesday night in 1:55.3. Driven by Mark Gingrich, the 7-year-old gelded son of El Paso Kash tucked back into fifth as longshot Coerfurst (Brad Hanners) went to the lead through the quarter in :27.4 and the half in :57.2. Saint Nicklaus (Hal Belote) challenged first-over with Sullivan Blue Chip ...
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Good news for 2YO champ

on 03/09/2006 12:00 AM
Dan Patch Award-winning trotter Chocolatier is now a complete colt as his one undescended testicle has dropped, according to Ada Jean Ackerman, who shares ownership in the 3-year-old son of Credit Winner with her Hall of Famer husband, Doug. "We got a call Tuesday from Judy Lunsford (Chocolatier is presently at Henry and Judy Lunsford's farm near Lexington, Ky.) and she said he now has two (tes...
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Slow start at The Meadows

on 03/08/2006 12:00 AM
Two unusual occurrences caused the delay of the Tuesday night program at The Meadows. First a group of about 12 deer started racing down the backstretch and had to be herded into the infield before the first race could get underway. Then the first race was declared no contest when Home Bred Hero, driven by Dan Charlino, broke a line and caused chaos in the field. Charlino had no control over th...
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A timely win at RcR

on 03/08/2006 12:00 AM
Timely Centurion, an 8-year-old son of Western Hanover, was the sport's fastest performer on Tuesday, capturing an $8,000 winner's-over event at Rosecroft Raceway in 1:52.1. The win was one of six on the card for driver John Wagner, the leading reinsman at the five-eighths mile oval. The win was the second of the year in six starts for Timely Centurion, who bested Sea Man by three-quarters of a...
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Leading driver wins eight

on 03/08/2006 12:00 AM
Tony Morgan continued his Dover dominance with a record-tying eight wins on Tuesday night's card. Morgan, 47, scored eight times on 11 drives, tying the record set by Brad Hanners (2006) and Luc Ouelette (1999) on the Delaware three-turner. He won with with King Of Everything (1:59), Casino Miss (1:54.2), Hayton Ana A (1:53.4), Dougs Boy (1:54), Los Barvos (1:56.1), Della Crème (1:55.3), ...
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Justice Hall Europe bound

on 03/08/2006 12:00 AM
Trainer and co-owner Kevin Thomas has confirmed that Justice Hall will be shipping to Europe in April to race in two European Grand Prix events, the Finlandia-AJO at the Vermo track in Helsinki, Finland, April 29 and the Oslo Grand Prix at the Bjerke track in Oslo, Norway, May 14. "I was turning him out one day last week and I was heading to the farm and I got the email (through his cell phone)...
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Blue Chip Star scores

on 03/08/2006 12:00 AM
Blue Chip Star, a 4-year-old son of Credit Winner and the $826,601 winner Dream Of Joy, won for the first time Wednesday night at the Solvalla track in Stockholm. Still owned by breeder Olle Leven, who campaigned both Credit Winner and Dream Of Joy, Blue Chip Star led for most of the 2,140 meters (1 5/16 miles), got away with a slow pace early, and won in a mile rate of 2:01.4. Blue Chip Star d...
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You\'re Next wins 11th

on 03/07/2006 12:00 AM
Undefeated You're Next scored his 11th straight victory Monday at Pompano Park Harness Track, winning the $5,500 trot by one length. The 4-year-old gelding has the most wins in racing this year with eight. "He showed me some guts tonight," said winning driver Wally Hennessey. "They kinda made us work for this win and my horse responded when I asked him. That impressed me a lot. He was parked ou...
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Dishing up an Open win

on 03/07/2006 12:00 AM
Satelite Dish and driver Elliot Deaton won Monday night's $9,000 Open Handicap at Northfield Park in 1:59.3, despite fuzzy reception from the betting public. A 5-1 shot, the 6-year-old Overcomer gelding was parked to the quarter in :29.1. After gaining the lead, Satelite Dish cruised through even fractions of :59.3 and 1:29.3 to win by 1 ¼ lengths ahead of both Semper Fi Hall (Greg Grismore)...
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Dishing up an Open win

on 03/07/2006 12:00 AM
Satelite Dish and driver Elliot Deaton won Monday night's $9,000 Open Handicap at Northfield Park in 1:59.3, despite fuzzy reception from the betting public. A 5-1 shot, the 6-year-old Overcomer gelding was parked to the quarter in :29.1. After gaining the lead, Satelite Dish cruised through even fractions of :59.3 and 1:29.3 to win by 1 ¼ lengths ahead of both Semper Fi Hall (Greg Grismor...
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Barbara Samberg dies

on 03/07/2006 12:00 AM
Barbara Samberg, 71, the longtime president and CEO of Batavia Downs, died Saturday, March 4, in Boca Raton, Fla., after an illness. Until her retirement in 1998, Samberg had been a prominent member of the harness racing community. Her father, Pat Provenzano, was a founding member of Batavia Downs in 1941, which today has the distinction of being the oldest and longest running harness race...
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Build A Fire is Special

on 03/07/2006 12:00 AM
Build A Fire ground out a 1:52 victory to win the $32,000 Delaware Special Monday night at Dover Downs. Ron Pierce drove three winners on the evening's card while Tony Morgan added to his first-place lead in the national driver standings with two victories. Fred Hertrich\'s Build A Fire, with Brandon Givens driving, sat alongside pacesetter E Shopper and Jim Morand, from the backstretch until l...
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Judge wants more proof

on 03/07/2006 12:00 AM
According to the Syracuse Post-Standard a federal bankruptcy judge on Friday asked for more proof that a company bringing Vernon Downs racetrack out of bankruptcy has enough money to pay creditors. Judge Stephen Gerling ruled that a letter submitted by Vernon Downs Acquisition, saying it has received $5 million from an investor and has a commitment for an additional $15 million, isn\'t proof e...
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Ms. prefers Mighty M

on 03/07/2006 12:00 AM
Ms. Raider looped the field to win the $10,800 Preferred Handicap Pace for fillies and mares at Monticello Raceway Monday afternoon in 1:57.1. Driven by Larry Stalbaum, the 5-year-old Keystone Raider mare left from the eight-hole and could see them all at the quarter in :28.1. Favorite Filly Finale (Stephane Bouchard) and Park ‘Em Out Missy (Matt Romano) battled for the early lead. Ms....
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Upset in Sr. Trendsetter

on 03/06/2006 12:00 AM
Austin's Best pulled off a shocker in the Senior Trendsetter final at the Meadowlands Sunday afternoon, capturing the $72,000 contest at odds of 57-1. With Yannick Gingras driving, Austin's Best covered the mile in 1:51.4, rewarding his backers with a $117.80 payoff. Interestingly, Austin's Best finished second as the even-money favorite in his division of the opening round of the Senior Trends...
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