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Bono Bests best in series

on 01/21/2006 12:00 AM
Bono Bests, a half brother to Presidential Series round-one winner Hop Sing, was an impressive, three-move winner in 1:53.3 on Friday evening at Woodbine Racetrack, where the son of Pro Bono Best tallied a gritty, neck victory over Whitesand Invader in the $46,600 (C) Snowshoe Pacing Series final. Owned by Ivan Sugg and trained by Chad Milner, Bono Bests has had a sparkling start to his young c...
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Ma Ma May I wins in 1:54.2

on 01/20/2006 12:00 AM
Ma Ma May I snapped Vysoke Tatry's winning streak at four in the first of three $12,500 divisions of the White Ruffles Series Thursday night at the Meadowlands, winning by a neck in 1:54.2. Ma Ma May I, driven by Eric Ledford and trained by Seldon Ledford, caught Vysoke Tatry, in the final strides of the race. Kellytuck Sophie was third. Vysoke Tatry came into the second leg of the White Ruffle...
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Bolte resigns from Pa. comm.

on 01/20/2006 12:00 AM
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has reported State Harness Racing Commission member Richard J. Bolte Sr. has resigned. Bolte, who lives in New Jersey, has been under fire during his 13-month term on the commission, especially since the application of Centaur Inc. to build a racetrack called Valley View Downs in Beaver County was denied. State Rep. Mike Veon, an outspoken critic of Bolte, had also ...
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Windsor cancels Sat.

on 01/20/2006 12:00 AM
Windsor Raceway has announced it is cancelling its Saturday night racing program due to an insufficient number of entries. The track will combine the entries for Saturday and Sunday for a Sunday night program with a post time of 7 p.m.
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Five series splits held

on 01/19/2006 12:00 AM
Cat Manzi guided a pair of winners in second-round action of the three-week Super Bowl Series, scoring with Bancroft Hall in the third race and Audit in the ninth race on Wednesday night at the Meadowlands. Bancroft Hall battled American Lane through the stretch and prevailed by a neck to capture the second of five $12,500 divisions of the Super Bowl. Sandy Britches was third by 5 1/4 lengths....
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She was hot on ice

on 01/19/2006 12:00 AM
An overflow field of 11 filly trotters headlined Wednesday night's card at Balmoral Park, where round two action in the Champion on Ice Series received top billing on a 10-race program. With the round one runaway winner, Fall Creek Mist, having elected to skip this week's action, this race figured to be a wide-open battle from start to finish. Much to the chagrin of her 10 rivals, Richard Bee...
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Broke As Usual cashes in

on 01/19/2006 12:00 AM
Broke As Usual A won the $25,000 Open Handicap Trot at Dover Downs Wednesday with a 1:56.1 effort for driver Tony Morgan. Morgan directed Broke As Usual A up the passing lane to edge Jake's Nordic and Love You Most in a blanket finish. The Australian-bred Broke As Usual A is owned by Paul McDougall and WJ McDougall Racing Inc. and conditioned by Tim Crissman.
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Easy wins in both splits

on 01/18/2006 12:00 AM
Two divisions of the second round of the Champion On Ice Series for colt and gelding trotters headlined the Tuesday night program at Balmoral Park. In the first division Van Joe kept his 2006 record perfect as he won in 2:01.1 over a "good" track, while BC's Legend sprung an 11-1 upset in the second split with a 2:03.1 effort. Owner-driver Andy Miller was behind Van Joe as the 5-year-old geldin...
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Pompano bleachers gone

on 01/18/2006 12:00 AM
Pompano Park took a big step towards getting underway for the construction of the new racino with the demolition of the racetracks outside bleacher area. With seating under canopy for 500 people, the outdoor bleachers were constructed as the final stage that allowed the track to open on Feb. 4, 1964. Hurricane Wilma had decimated the bleacher area on Oct. 22, 2005.
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Woodbine series on tap

on 01/18/2006 12:00 AM
After two preliminary rounds of pacing action, both the Blizzard and Snowshoe Series are set to wrap up over the next couple of evenings at Woodbine. The $45,200 Blizzard--for 3 and 4-year-old fillies and mares who were non-winners of two races as of Oct. 31, 2005--has been carded as race five on Thursday's program. Slated as the fifth race on Friday's docket, the $46,600 Snowshoe--restricte...
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Black is caretaker of year

on 01/18/2006 12:00 AM
Stephanie Black, a caretaker in the Alvin Miller stable, which races at Hoosier Park and Indiana Downs in Indiana, has been named the Caretaker of the Year by Harness Tracks of America and Hanover Shoe Farms, co-sponsors of the annual competition. Black grew up in harness racing, and handles the duties of 10 people in a stable which maintains some 60 to 70 horses per year. She participates in ...
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Bet hubs OK'd in Ky.

on 01/18/2006 12:00 AM
The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority adopted regulations Jan. 17 to govern multi-jurisdictional wagering hubs in the state, almost two years after legislation was first passed for its approval. The regulations allow racetracks and account-wagering services to apply for a wager-processing hub in Kentucky similar to those that operate in Oregon. The idea is to funnel more pari-mutuel handle throu...
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Jan. Mixed grosses $5.5M

on 01/17/2006 12:00 AM
The Tattersalls January Mixed Sale at the Meadowlands grossed $5.5-million and averaged $16,455 for the 338 horses sold on Monday. The sale was highlighted by seven $100,000-plus racehorses and broodmares, led by a $195,000 bid on Quality Western. He was consigned by Preferred Equine Marketing as agent and purchased by Victor Leonardis Jr. of Florham Park, N.J. Next up in sales at the Meadowlan...
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Hop Sing 1:51.2 winner

on 01/15/2006 12:00 AM
Hop Sing captured the $50,000 opening leg of the Presidential Series Saturday night at the Meadowlands, overcoming rain, wind and sloppy conditions for a 1:51.2 victory over Shu Hanover. Ron Pierce sat second on the pylons with Hop Sing, following the pace-setting Shu Hanover and David Miller through fractions of :27, :56.1 and 1:24.4. In deep stretch Hop Sing surged into the lead and scored by...
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Willowdale Series opens

on 01/15/2006 12:00 AM
I Zee and Blue Burner posted 1:53.2 and 1:52.3 wins, respectively, in opening round splits of the Willowdale Pacing Series for 4 year olds Saturday night at Woodbine. I Zee went wire to wire for driver Rick Zeron, cutting fractions of :27.4, :57.1 and 1:23.3 en route to a 2 3/4-length victory over Escapable Beaux and Doug Brown. Unraced at two, this was the first victory of the year for the ...
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Sears, Campbell Score

on 01/14/2006 12:00 AM
Smoky Bonz and He's A Nice Guy, both driven by Brian Sears, accounted for victories in two of the five $18,000 opening round divisions of the Clyde Hirt Series Friday night at the Meadowlands. John Campbell also guided a pair of Hirt winners, Ideal Lover and Southwind Apex. Smoky Bonz, sent off as the 6-5 favorite in the first division, rallied for a 1 ¼-length victory over Khaki's Feather ...
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1:51.4 miles in Snowshoe

on 01/14/2006 12:00 AM
Conjugal Visit and Whitesand Invader captured their respective $18,000 divisions of the Snowshoe Series second leg with identical 1:51.4 miles at Woodbine Friday night. The clockings are lifetime marks for both 4-year-old geldings and a second series victory for Conjugal Visit. Conjugal Visit, a son of Artiscape, took the lead after the :55.4 half, then drew away in the lane from another first-ro...
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Vysoke Tatry wins again

on 01/13/2006 12:00 AM
Vysoke Tatry, who swept the three-week Snow Angel Series in December, returned from a brief vacation to win the first of three $12,500 divisions of the White Ruffles Series on Thursday night at the Meadowlands. Vysoke Tatry extended her winning streak to four with a 2 1/4-length victory over Sheeza Shady Lady. The 4-year-old daughter of Dragon's Lair paced the mile in 1:53.2, with Andy Mille...
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Widger wins 2,000th

on 01/13/2006 12:00 AM
Sam Widger nailed down career win number 2,000 in his second drive on opening night of Maywood Park's 60th consecutive year Thursday night, when he guided Kennans Chris to her maiden-breaking victory. The 42-year-old Monee, Ill. resident hustled Kennans Chris away from the number two post position and the Amanda Smith-trained filly never looked back, winning in 2:00 for owner and breeder Ken Sp...
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Super Bowl Series starts

on 01/12/2006 12:00 AM
Series action got underway at the Meadowlands on a rainy Wednesday night with five divisions of the Super Bowl for 4-year-old trotters. The fastest winners of the first leg were Bancroft Hall and Elvis Cole, who both clocked in at 1:56.4. Elvis Cole, a gelded son of Lindy Lane, won by a head over Terminator Hall for his fifth career score. Last year Elvis Cole won four of nine starts and took a...
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