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Restive Hanover Scores

on 02/03/2006 12:00 AM
Restive Hanover picked up a second-over trip at the half, tipped three wide at the head of the stretch, surged into the lead in deep stretch and captured the $35,000 race for the top filly and mare pacers at the Meadowlands Friday night in 1:52.4. With Eric Ledford in the bike for trainer Ervin Miller, Restive Hanover scored her third victory of the year in four starts, second in a row and four...
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Count B Series opens

on 02/03/2006 12:00 AM
Master The Art battled back to catch Armbro Deuce in the final strides and captured the faster of two $17,000 ( C ) divisions of the Count B Pacing Series opener Friday night at Woodbine. Luc Ouellette and the 3-year-old son of Real Artist got away first and set the pace with fractions of :27.2 and 56.1. The duo gave up the lead to Bono Bests through a third quarter of 1:23.3 but rallied in th...
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Big night for Finn

on 02/02/2006 12:00 AM
Meadowlands newcomer John Finn sent out three starters and came away with two victories on Wednesday night at the Meadowlands. The Balmoral Park-based trainer sent out Buckmaker, who scored a 3 3/4-length victory in 1:54.4 in the second race with Ron Pierce in the sulky. Finn is the owner of Buckmaker. He reached the winner's circle in the very next race with PA-High, driven by John Campbe...
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Handicapping at Big M

on 02/01/2006 12:00 AM
Mark Landau of Montville, NJ, captured the Meadowlands\\\' 2006 National Harness Handicapping Championship qualifying tournament on Jan. 28, with a final bankroll of $1,916, which netted him a $13,300 first prize in the handicapping tournament. Landau and runner-up James Sidor of Bloomfield, NJ, both advanced to the second annual National Harness Handicapping Championship, which will be contest...
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New CC payment schedule

on 02/01/2006 12:00 AM
A new payment schedule has been announced for the Confederation Cup at Flamboro Downs. This year the first payment for nomination is due Feb. 15, not March 15 as in previous years. The first payment of $500(C) is due Feb. 15 with the first sustaining payment then due March 15 ($1,000), a second sustaining payment due April 15 ($1,000) and a third sustaining payment due May 15 ($1,000). All paym...
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Shake Away unchallenged

on 02/01/2006 12:00 AM
Shake Away, a 6-year-old mare by Dream Away, won again Tuesday night in the fillies and mares Open Pace at Dover Downs in 1:52.3. After being upset last week by rival Apache Dame, trainer-driver Jim King Jr. steered Shake Away to the lead from post position five and never looked back, being ahead by four lengths most of the race. Apache Dame (Tony Morgan) came first-over to take second and A...
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Moving on up?

on 02/01/2006 12:00 AM
GE's Jen could be moving up in class after another big mile Tuesday night at Dover, romping home by four lengths in 1:53 in the fillies and mares Junior Open. Regular driver Eddie Davis rocketed the 7-year-old mare out of the gate and opened her up, being ahead by as much as eight lengths before hitting the wire. The win gives the JK Outlaw mare two in a row for owner Brad Sawyer and owner-t...
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Shorter field, higher handle

on 02/01/2006 12:00 AM
The fields shortened each week in the Presidential series, but wagering handle grew, culminating in $389,517 bet on Saturday's final. The first leg, held at the Meadowlands Jan. 14, started a field of 10 but generated a handle of $234,870. Total handle for the night was a little over $3.2 million. The second leg, held Jan. 21, sent 11 pacers postward with a total handle of $321,535. That nig...
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Hall\\\'s Immortals announced

on 02/01/2006 12:00 AM
Sunday, July 2, "Hall of Fame Day," the 2005 Immortal Honorees--John G. Hayes Sr., William Hayes II, Martin Tananbaum and the horses Little Brown Jug and Romeo Hanover--will be inducted into the Hall during ceremonies held under the tent on the museum lawn. This great distinction is given both to people and horses, no longer living, who have made significant contributions to the sport of harnes...
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Pick Four payoff at Nfld

on 02/01/2006 12:00 AM
The 38-1 shot Fiery Hit kicked off a record Pick-Four payoff at Northfield Park on Tuesday night. His win in the eighth race, combined with a $6,300 carryover and two other 9-1 winners, led to the $33,575 Pick-Four payoff. In actuality, there were two winning one tickets, each worth $16,787.50. One winner was playing at Northfield Park and the other ticket was cashed at Thistledown, the nearby ...
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Presidential to Hop Sing

on 01/29/2006 12:00 AM
It took "perfect Pierce piloting" and an explosive stretch surge for Hop Sing to capture the $106,680 Presidential Final on Saturday night at the Meadowlands in the stakes record time of 1:48.3. Hop Sing, who paid $21.40 to win, evaded a breaking Shu Hanover, found room up the pylons and caught Rare Jewel for a 1 1/4-length tally. Casimir Camotion was third. "We wound up in the three-hole; ...
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DQ takes Complex final

on 01/29/2006 12:00 AM
Marced Card paid $27 when he won $80,000 Complex Final Saturday night at the Meadowlands through a disqualification. Seeyouinmydreams was first across the wire in 1:51.4, but disqualified to third for drifting out into the path of and hooking wheels near the wire with Fate's Place, who was placed second. Marced Card, a 4-year-old son of Cam's Card Shark, posted his first win with two thirds ...
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Canadian Horse of Year

on 01/29/2006 12:00 AM
Admirals Express, the gray wonder horse who posted many wins in the top class at Woodbine and Mohawk in 2005, was honored as Canadian Horse of the Year Saturday night at the OBrien Award ceremony held in suburban Toronto. The Canadian Driver of the Year was Mark MacDonald, who gained prominence in 2005 with American Ideal. American Ideal\\\'s trainer, Casie Coleman, was honored as Trainer of th...
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Two straight for Jag

on 01/29/2006 12:00 AM
Jag de Bellouet, a 9-year-old stallion, won the Prix d\\\'Amerique at the Vincennes racecourse in Paris for the second straight year Sunday. Driven as usual by his trainer, Christophe Gallier, Jag de Bellouet has battled lameness during the past month, but he was strong on Prix d\\\'Amerique day. After three recalls (including one when a horse dumped his driver and got loose at the start), t...
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$67,000 top price in Fla.

on 01/29/2006 12:00 AM
A Conway Hall colt out of the Yankee Glide mare Sister Sammy topped the South Florida Sunshine Sale Sunday afternoon, fetching a bid of $67,000 from Dave McDuffee. The colt, named Battleground State, is the first foal of Sister Sammy, who took a mark of 1:58.3 as a 2 year old and finished third behind Fluttering Wings and Emotional Rescue in the Merrie Annabelle at the Meadowlands. Tom Haughton...
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Artbitration wins debut

on 01/28/2006 12:00 AM
Artbitration, who won two legs of the Cape & Cutter Series last winter at the Meadowlands, prepped for this year\\\'s edition of the series by winning her 2006 debut in 1:54 Friday night at The Meadows. With Dave Palone driving, Artbitration set the pace in the fillies and mares handicap and won by one-half length with a final quarter in :27.4 in her first start this season. The now 5-year-o...
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Vysoke Tatry wins easily

on 01/27/2006 12:00 AM
Vysoke Tatry overcame post nine to win the $48,000 White Ruffles final in 1:53.2 on a windy Thursday night at the Meadowlands. Trained by Erv Miller and driven by his brother, Andy, Vysoke Tatry was in the thick of the action early as Andy Miller sent the mare toward the front of the field at the start. She cleared to the pylons just past the quarter in :27.4, then Miller slammed on the brakes ...
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Gov. meets with churches

on 01/27/2006 12:00 AM
Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher met at the Capitol on Thursday with about 40 Catholic, evangelical and Protestant leaders, who urged him to oppose any expansion of gambling in the state. Fletcher afterward told reporters he is not in favor of casino gambling. \\\"This is not something that I support and I don\\\'t think it\\\'s the economic development that Kentucky needs,\\\" Fletcher was quoted ...
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More slots in Delaware

on 01/27/2006 12:00 AM
Delaware Governor Ruth Ann Minner is getting the bill she wanted allowing more slot machines at the state\\\'s three racetracks and making some 24-hour operations. On Thursday the Delaware Senate approved a House bill by a 17 to 2 vote, sending the measure to Gov. Minner for her signature. Minner asked for passage of the bill last week in her State of the State message. It is hoped that the add...
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George upsets at 20-1

on 01/27/2006 12:00 AM
George At Bigs, a 20-1 shot starting from post nine, made a big move at the start and again just before the half to win the $85,000 Clyde Hirt final in 1:50.3 Friday night at the Meadowlands. Driver George Brennan fired George At Bigs away from the gate and had his horse settled second along the pylons in the first turn. Southwind Apex clicked off the first fraction in :26.4, then Brennan brush...
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