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Changes for 2006 PASS

on 02/15/2006 12:00 AM
Some dates and location changes have been made for this year's Pennsylvania Sire Stakes, according to a release from the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission. Because the new Chester Downs racetrack will not be ready for racing until mid-September, the Sire Stakes events scheduled for that track will be conducted at Pocono Downs, as well as Pocono's regularly scheduled Sire Stakes events. In...
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Gettin the win in Mills

on 02/14/2006 12:00 AM
Gettindownanddirty completed a sweep of the Don Mills Trotting Series at Woodbine Monday night, winning the C$65,400 event in 1:57.2. Driven by Paul Macdonell, the 4-year-old son of Self Possessed took the lead from stablemate Southwind Rome (Keith Oliver) at the quarter in :28 and never looked back, winning by 1 ¼ lengths. The win gives Gettindownanddirty three in a row and four wins in ...
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Sunday races canceled

on 02/12/2006 12:00 AM
With heavy snow expected to blanket the Northeast overnight, the Meadowlands decided to cancel live harness racing for Sunday, Feb. 12. Live racing will resume on Wednesday, February 15.
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Aquarius leg splits

on 02/12/2006 12:00 AM
On a snowy Saturday evening All Over The Place and Jenna's Choice captured their respective $35,000 Aquarius Series divisions at the Meadowlands. All Over The Place, with Ron Pierce in the sulky, zoomed to the lead past the half in :57.3 and held off the late rally of I Zee to win the first divisionin 1:53.1. It was nearly five lengths back to Zooka in third. It was the first win in four...
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Records in Isle Of Capri

on 02/12/2006 12:00 AM
He Wants It All tied the all-age track record at Pompano Park Saturday with a 1:49.4 victory in the $25,000 second division of the opening round of the $250,000 Isle of Capri Pacing Series. Hop Sing, the fastest and richest pacer in North America this year, tied the track record for older geldings in winning the first division in 1:50.3. Drawing off in the stretch, He Wants It All won his divi...
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Hellava Hush ties mark

on 02/11/2006 12:00 AM
Hellava Hush and driver Tom Sells tied the all-age track record for trotters at Pompano Park Friday, scoring a 2-length 1:53.3 triumph in the a $17,500 opening round division of the Mack Lobell Trotting Series. The first division resulted in an upset as Muscular and driver Steve Oliwa scored by two lengths in 1:56.1. In the second division Sells brushed Hellava Hush to the lead after an openin...
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Exit 16W series debuts

on 02/11/2006 12:00 AM
Stablemates Mr. Delight and Moonlite Jazz finished one-two for trainer Mark Ford in opening round action of the Exit 16W Series Friday night at the Meadowlands. Other division winners were Mattscape Seelster and Deliver The Goods. In the second of three $20,000 divisions Mr. Delite and Ron Pierce ground out a first-over trip from the half then shot into the lead in deep stretch, defeating Moon...
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Bono Bests in Count B

on 02/11/2006 12:00 AM
Bono Bests, third in last week's opening round of the Count B Pacing Series, rebounded with an impressive 1:53 victory in the $17,000 ( C ) second leg of the series at Woodbine Friday night. The 3-year-old son of Pro Bono Best used different tactics this week as Phil Hudon had him sitting third throughout most of the mile. Bono Bests made his move to the outside as the field entered the last tu...
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More racing at Big M

on 02/10/2006 12:00 AM
The Blood-Horse magazine has reported that the Meadowlands will hold three all-turf cards at the Meadowlands on Mondays in June, while the Big M is in the midst of its harness racing "Championship Meet." The reason for moving turf races from Monmouth to the Meadowlands is because of the delay in completing the turf course at Monmouth Park, which is being reconstructed in anticipation of the 200...
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Restive Hanover wins leg

on 02/10/2006 12:00 AM
Restive Hanover took command at the half-mile mark and went on to capture the $35,000 opening leg of the Cape & Cutter Series in 1:51.4 Friday night at the Meadowlands. The time for the mile equals her lifetime mark set last year as a 3 year old. Eric Ledford was in the bike as the daughter of The Panderosa brushed into the lead off a :27.1 opening quarter by Miss Galvinator A. After passing th...
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Rocknroll Hanover HOY

on 02/09/2006 12:00 AM
It\\\\\\\'s only fitting that in Las Vegas, a city helped made famous by the \\\\\\\"King of Rock and Roll\\\\\\\" himself--Elvis Presley--Rocknroll Hanover was named 2005 Horse of the Year at harness racing\\\\\\\'s Night of Stars Awards dinner held Wednesday night at the Bellagio hotel. The 3-year-old son of Western Ideal also garnered Pacer of the Year honors and beat out Trotter of the Year Mr...
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Milstein to head HTA

on 02/09/2006 12:00 AM
LAS VEGAS – Brock Milstein, the chairman and chief executive officer of Northfield Park, was named the president of Harness Tracks of America on Thursday. The position carries a two-year term. Milstein, who succeeds Centaur CEO Jeffrey Smith, formerly served as the organization's senior vice president. Milstein, a 1998 graduate of George Washington University with a degree in economi...
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Takes on racing\'s future

on 02/09/2006 12:00 AM
Dr. William Eadington, professor of gaming and economics at the University of Nevada, told attendees at the second general session of the fourth Racing Congress that "Slot machines cannot save racing." The second session got underway at the Bellagio in Las Vegas Thursday morning, and Dr. Eadington was one of nine panelists who said racing must be prepared for challenges to its slots/video gamin...
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Trotters face off at Balmoral

on 02/08/2006 12:00 AM
Twelve trotters took to the track Tuesday night in the Self Possessed Trotting Series at Balmoral, with Primrose Princess (1:59) and Four Starz Casino (2:00.4) taking the first two legs. In the first division, Primrose Princess (Mike Oosting) charged out of the garden spot and collared Van Joe (Andy Miller) in the stretch to win by 2 ½ lengths. Dabra (Roger Welch) came on strong for second ...
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Toy Dragon upsets in Open

on 02/08/2006 12:00 AM
Toy Dragon and driver Steve Warrington held off a late charge by GE's Jen (Howard Davis) to win the Fillies and Mares Open pace at Dover Tuesday night in 1:53.1. Toy Dragon, a 5-year-old mare by Dragon's Lair, claimed the lead at the 3/8 pole. Ann Other Porsche (Brad Hanners) challenged to the top of the stretch, but gave way to finish fourth. Toy Dragon is leased by Joe and Joann Thomson and t...
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Pantaleano wins 4,000th

on 02/08/2006 12:00 AM
Driver Jim Pantaleano reached win number 4,000 in the fourth race at Freehold Wednesday afternoon, guiding trotter American Pick to victory by a neck in 2:01.4. Pantaleano pulled the 8-1 shot from fifth at the quarter in :29, then raced parked through the half in 1:00 before grabbing the lead and the rail at the three quarters in 1:29.4. American Pick, a 4-year-old gelding by American Winner, h...
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Casino execs offer ideas

on 02/08/2006 12:00 AM
The fourth Racing Congress got underway at the Bellagio in Las Vegas Wednesday morning with four casino company executives telling their audience of racing executives that horse racing is just one very small part of their businesses. Terry Lanni, chairman and CEO of MGM Mirage, pointed out that horse racing has two areas of common ground with casino companies: One, they are both needing to gai...
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HTA, USTA directors meet

on 02/08/2006 12:00 AM
Harness Tracks of America elected Brock Milstein, president of Northfield Park, as its new president in a board meeting held as part of the Racing Congress Wednesday morning at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, the U.S. Trotting Association kept its same slate of officers when it opened its annual meeting Tuesday afternoon. Milstein takes over the post from Jeff Smith, an executive with Hoo...
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HTA, USTA directors meet

on 02/08/2006 12:00 AM
Harness Tracks of America elected Brock Milstein, president of Northfield Park, as its new president in a board meeting held as part of the Racing Congress Wednesday morning at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, the U.S. Trotting Association kept its same slate of officers when it opened its annual meeting Tuesday afternoon. Milstein takes over the post from Jeff Smith, an executive with Hoo...
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Wellwood and MacDonell run the Mills

on 02/07/2006 12:00 AM
Gettindownanddirty (1:56.4) and Southwind Rome (1:57.2) each won their respective divisions of the $17,500 Don Mills Trotting Series at Woodbine Monday night, both for the tandem of trainer Paula Wellwood and driver Paul MacDonell. Gettindownanddirty, a 4-year-old gelded son of Self Possessed, was parked to the half in :58 but won by two lengths over the fast-closing The Great Pacific and Sensu...
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