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Let the rivalry begin

on 06/15/2006 2:00 AM
The rivalry between 2005’s leading sophomore trotters Vivid Photo and Strong Yankee is about to continue as the two will meet for the first time in 2006 as 4 year olds at the Meadowlands Friday night, lining up behind the gate in the sixth race, a $35,000 Open Trot. “It’s going to be like a revenge match, but both of us might get our butts kicked,” Vivid Photo’s trainer-driver and co-...
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Pompano executive named

on 06/15/2006 2:00 AM
Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. officials announced today the appointment of Douglas Shipley as corporate vice president of racino operations based in Pompano Beach, Fla. Shipley\'s initial responsibilities will be the opening and operations of the Pompano Park racino. Shipley brings more than 26 years of experience in the gaming industry to Isle-Pompano along with expertise in racino management. H...
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Team Youbet named

on 06/15/2006 2:00 AM
There is a new \"Team Youbet\" in town: drivers John Campbell, Cat Manzi and David Miller. The three have been signed as exclusive spokespersons for the online wagering service that also provides live audio/video and information. Campbell, Manzi and Miller will wear Youbet logos on their driving colors and will appear in online promotions on the company\'s website. The three drivers will also b...
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Capetown Hall wins qualifier

on 06/15/2006 2:00 AM
Three-year-old colt trotter Capetown Hall won a qualifier at the Meadowlands Thursday morning in 1:56.2, one-fifth of a second off his career best set last year while capturing the $227,100 Matron final over the five-eighths mile track at Dover Downs. It was the second straight qualifying win for the son of Garland Lobell who is a half brother to the stakes-winning trotters Cash Hall and Cartier H...
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NJSS for colt trotters

on 06/15/2006 2:00 AM
Tasty Max capitalized on a second-over trip and held off a late-surging Blue Mac Lad by a neck to win a New Jersey Sire Stakes division at the Meadowlands Thursday night in 1:56. Two other splits were won by Make You Mine (1:55.1) and DC\'s Piggy Bank (1:55.1) Tasty Max was driven by John Campbell. “He had a good trip,” the Hall of Fame driver said. “He was second-over into the stretch. ...
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Winners for Shady Character

on 06/15/2006 2:00 AM
The team of trainer Mickey Burke, Sandy and Cori Goldfarb, and the sire Shady Character had three 2-year-old winners in baby race action at The Meadows Thursday night. Their winners were Twin Character (1:57), Pam\'s Character (1:57.4) and Jayne\'s Character (1:56.3). Twin Character, a colt is out of the No Nukes mare Irish Honey. The filly Pam\'s Character is out of Remi Baby, a daughter of Ab...
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Currier & Ives on display

on 06/14/2006 2:00 AM
A collection of rare, original Currier & Ives lithographs will be on exhibition from Aug. 24 through Sept. 29 at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum on the Ohio Wesleyan University campus in historic downtown Delaware, OH. The exhibit is on loan from the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame in Goshen, NY and the display is entitled “The Grand Sport of Harness Racing” depicting scenes of the “f...
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Hoosier Cup nominee wins

on 06/14/2006 2:00 AM
Hoosier Cup probable Western Shore continued to impress when he beat older horses with a comfortable 1 ½-length victory in 1:51.4 Tuesday night at Woodbine. The 3-year-old pacing colt was making just his fourth career start. Brittany Farms, which bred the colt, purchased an interest in the horse from owner Ron Michelon earlier this month along with trainer Erv Miller. “Brittany bred him a...
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Mr. Pine Chip in 1:55

on 06/14/2006 2:00 AM
Sophomore colt trotter Mr. Pine Chip stepped off the stakes trail Tuesday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs with a 1:55 victory in an $8,500 conditioned trot. Although the field was made up mostly of older horses, finishing second to the overwhelming 1-9 favorite was Frank The Hands, another stakes-winning performer last year at two. Mr. Pine Chip captured the $100,000 Pennsylvania Sire ...
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Zweig moved to Tioga

on 06/14/2006 2:00 AM
Harness Horse Breeders of New York State have announced that the $300,000 Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial Trot for 3 year olds in 2006 has been relocated to Tioga Downs in Nichols, N.Y. The date of Saturday, Aug. 12, for the open and filly divisions remains the same and the event will be raced on the afternoon matinee card. \"Tioga Downs has a five-eighths mile track that was completely re-done by ...
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Top colts in PASS

on 06/14/2006 2:00 AM
Armbro Damien, Sandro Hanover and True North Hanover will head up a field of talented 3-year-old colts and geldings in Friday afternoon’s four divisions of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes. Dave Palone will be in the sulky with Armbro Damien, a winner of six of 12 starts this season with a second and three third-place finishes. Robert McIntosh trains the Western Hanover colt that has won five str...
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Series finals at Hawthorne

on 06/14/2006 2:00 AM
In the $15,500 Forest View Pacing Series Final, Fluff O Macktic left no doubt with a stunning 11-length victory in 1:53.2. The Armbro Mackintosh filly was slipped into leg two last week by owners Bill and Agnes Mowen and trainer Nick Prather and they held their breath that their fine filly wouldn’t be claimed. That didn’t happen and she responded with an easy 4-length victory in that leg t...
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Gingras now 4th at Big M

on 06/14/2006 2:00 AM
With seven weeks left in the Meadowlands’ 2006 racing season, driver Yannick Gingras is having his best meet ever, and the 26 year old has now picked up Artstanding, a mount that could land him a spot in the $1 million Meadowlands Pace. Gingras will drive Artstanding in Saturday’s night $75,100 leg of the New Jersey Sire Stakes, reuniting him with the horse he finished second with last year in...
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NJSS at Meadowlands

on 06/14/2006 2:00 AM
New Jersey Sire Stakes action at the Meadowlands Wednesday night featured two close finishes and one open-lengths score. Simple Task and Passionate Glide eked out victories in 1:55.2 and 1:54.4, respectively, for Brittany Farms while Queen Serene jogged home first in 1:55.1. In the first $25,500 division, Simple Task was carried three-wide at one point in the mile, but cleared to the lead at ab...
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Artiscape 2YO winners

on 06/14/2006 2:00 AM
Two-year-old pacers lined up behind the starting gate just before the start of the pari-mutuel card at the Meadowlands Wednesday night and the victors were two offspring by Artiscape. The filly Artcotic scored in 1:56.1 while Wearable Art won in 1:57.2. Aartcotic is another bargain buy by trainer George Teague Jr., who has enjoyed success with the Artiscape fillies Rainbow Blue and Future Desti...
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NJ court denies Rucker

on 06/13/2006 2:00 AM
The New Jersey State Supreme Court has denied trainer Ken Rucker\'s request for a stay pending appeal of the refusal of the Meadowlands Racetrack to accept his entries. The ruling, by State Supreme Court chief justice Deborah T. Poritz, was issued on June 9, and filed as of June 13, 2006. Rucker\'s request for a stay of his suspension was also denied last week by the Superior Court of New Jers...
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Sire Stakes at Rosecroft

on 06/13/2006 2:00 AM
Mandas Mistyclover, a 3-year-old Dedicated Yankee filly owned by Donnie and Nancy Drewer, trotted wire to wire in a $3,000 division of the Maryland Sire Stakes Monday at Rosecroft Raceway. With Cliff Green in the sulky, the filly cut fractions of :29.3, 1:01.3 and 1:32.4 to draw away for the win with a mile timed in 2:03.2. Trained by Darryle Dennis, Mandas Mistyclover earned her first win of ...
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Bad Boy wins Open

on 06/13/2006 2:00 AM
Gary Wolf\'s Casimir Bad Boy won his second straight race Monday and in dramatic fashion in the featured $18,500 Open at Harrington Raceway, stopping the clock in 1:52.4. The 7-year-old Make A Deal gelding and driver Eddie Davis Jr. wore down pacesetting Gold Rocket A, who set fractions of :26.2, :55.2 and 1:24.2 on the back stretch and surged by on the paddock turn for a powerful one length win. ...
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A three-wide blast at Nfld

on 06/13/2006 2:00 AM
Former world champion Blastaway Sahbra took Monday\'s $7,500 Open Trot at Northfield, using a three-wide move going to the three-quarters to easily win in 1:57.1 Kurt Sugg trains and drives the son of Striking Sahbra, who has been limited to just 11 starts over the last two years. Trot Like Dad used the rail to his advantage as Brett Miller put him on the lead and posted fractions of :27.1, :58...
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Posts drawn for NA Cup

on 06/13/2006 2:00 AM
Post positions have been drawn for the $1.5 million (C) Pepsi North America Cup, which will be contested Saturday night at Woodbine in Toronto. Winter book favorite Jereme\'s Jet, who barely qualified, drew post 10. The complete field is as follows. At draw time driver Ron Pierce had yet to choose which horse he will drive. He is down to drive on Total Truth and Western Ace, two colts trained by G...
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