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Pink Ribbons returns

on 05/18/2006 2:00 AM
Pink Ribbons returned to the races with a 2:00.2 qualifying mile at Scioto Downs Thursday morning with Jeff Fout driving. The mare by Mr. Vic won $120,125 last year for owners Nancy and Kevin Greenfield and June White. The two women are breast cancer survivors and they decided to donate 10 percent of the filly’s earnings to the Victory Center for cancer patients in Toledo, Ohio. Pink Ribbo...
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Response time investigated

on 05/18/2006 2:00 AM
Published reports state the Delaware Harness Racing Commission is investigating the circumstances surrounding the response time by emergency medical technicians at Harrington Raceway in regard to the race accident Monday, May 15, that led to the death of driver Hal Belote. There have been several different reports out of Harrington regarding the whereabouts of the technicians when the accident ...
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Jereme\'s Jet qualifies

on 05/18/2006 2:00 AM
Freshman pacing champ Jereme\'s Jet qualified at Hawthorne on Wednesday morning, and the 1:52.3 mile was everything that trainer Tom Harmer could have hoped for, and more. With Harmer in the bike, the 3-year-old Breeders Crown champ posted an impressive 16 ¾-length victory. The son of Western Hanover went right to the top, coasting through fractions of :29, :56.3 and 1:26 before smoking the final...
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Incredible Cal-Expo win

on 05/18/2006 2:00 AM
The best pacers on the grounds at Cal-Expo Raceway slugged it out Wednesday night in the $12,570 Albatross Free For All Handicap Pace and Doggone Incredible circled the field, winning in 1:51.2. Following his cover four wide to the top of the stretch and moving five and six wide for the drive, the 4-year-old gelding by The Big Dog kicked into gear. \"Once we straightened away--he seemed to b...
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Hats off to Trimble winner

on 05/18/2006 2:00 AM
It came as no surprise that favorite Hat-ies RC won the $16,000 Tubby Trimble final at Hoosier Park Wednesday, May 17; it was the way in which he stormed to victory. The Wrath Of Pan 3 year old customarily wins on the front end, and by significant margins. Wednesday night he managed to claim a close victory after racing off the lead, but did so in record time over a sloppy track. Hat-ies RC and...
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Welch wins with fillies

on 05/18/2006 2:00 AM
Tomato and Go Go Gabby, both sent to the post at odds of 3-5 by trainer Roger Welch, posted dominating victories in their respective divisions of the Silhouette Star for Illinois 3-year-old trotting fillies Wednesday night at Hawthorne Race Course. In the first division, Tomato remained perfect in four starts this season for driver Tim Tetrick in 2:00.1 over a sloppy track. Fifth on the rail pa...
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Log Cabin

on 05/18/2006 2:00 AM
Herb Wilson, who served as “major domo” of the log cabin staff at the Delaware, Ohio, County Fair for 52 years, died Tuesday at his son Leonard’s home in Springfield, Ohio. Wilson was 81. “Herb will be sorely missed by all of us at the fair,” said Tom Thomson, director of racing. “He was a fixture here for more than 50 years.” In 2004, the Delaware Fair honored Wilson in a wi...
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Cyclone qualifies again

on 05/18/2006 2:00 AM
Western Cyclone, winner of $310,056 last year and only horse to beat Dan Patch Award winner Jereme’s Jet, won a qualifier Thursday morning at the Meadowlands in 1:53.4. With Brian Sears in the bike, Western Cyclone won by 1 ½ lengths for trainer Travis Alexander. Caerleon Hanover (Andy Miller) was second. Western Cyclone and Caerleon Hanover are both eligible to eligible to this year’s ...
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Rucker barred at Big M

on 05/18/2006 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands will not accept entries from trainer Ken Rucker, effective with the draw on May 19 for the races on May 24. All horses trained by Rucker that are scheduled to compete at the Meadowlands on May 19, 20 and 21 will be required to race out of a detention barn, reporting at 11 p.m. the night prior to their races with the exception of Friday when his horses will have a 12 noon deadline. ...
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Bouchard wins 5,000th

on 05/17/2006 2:00 AM
Stephane Bouchard got the 5,000th win of his harness racing career Tuesday when he drove Art Form to a one-length victory in the 11th race at Monticello Raceway. A 39-year-old native of Montreal, Bouchard became the 52nd driver in North American harness racing history to reach the milestone. Bouchard finished the day with four wins, giving him 5,001 lifetime. He was the U.S. Harness Writers ...
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Harrington mourns Belote

on 05/17/2006 2:00 AM
Just one night after losing one of their own, Delaware horsemen raced with heavy hearts Tuesday night at Harrington Raceway. Ill-fated driver-trainer Hal Belote was remembered prior to the races. An outpouring of horsemen and track officals gathered to honor the popular horsemen with a brief ceremony followed by a moment of silence. Belote was killed in a fatal racing accident Monday night a...
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Trepid Water four-for-four

on 05/17/2006 2:00 AM
Trepid Water is a perfect four-for-four to start the season after Tuesday\'s 1:54.1win in the $61,000 Ontario Sires Spring Series final at Woodbine. The 3-year-old daughter of Intrepid Seelster–Water Spigot, who posted 1:51.4 and 1:53.1 wins in the preliminary legs of the series, had things her own way from start to finish. Driver Rick Zeron had the homebred looping up to take the lead throug...
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Jag DQs in France

on 05/17/2006 2:00 AM
Kazire de Guez captured the $179,711 Prix des Ducs Normandie at the Caen track Tuesday in France, defeating Jag de Bellouet, who made a break in the homestretch and not only lost the race, but also lost his chances of gaining an invitation to the Elitllop at Solvalla racetrack in Stockholm, Sweden, May 28. Jag de Bellouet seemed to have control of the race after taking the lead mid-way through ...
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Funeral set for Belote

on 05/17/2006 2:00 AM
Funeral arrangements have been announced for 51-year-old driver-trainer Hal Belote, who was killed in a racing accident Monday at Harrington Raceway. Services will be held in his hometown of Williamstown, N.J. at Farnelli Funeral Home on Saturday, May 20. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m., with the funeral following thereafter. Belote is survived by a wife and two children. Memorial con...
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Tioga backstretch to open

on 05/17/2006 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs will open its backstretch to horsemen Thursday, May 18. Horses will be able to start jogging and training the following day, Friday, May 19. Three qualifiers will be run before the scheduled June 9 opening, the first of which is set to go on Friday, May 26 at 11 a.m. “Just another great day for harness racing in the State of New York” said Tioga Downs\' vice president of racing...
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Ray wins Elitlopp invite

on 05/17/2006 2:00 AM
Spring Ray, a 6-year-old son of Gentle Star out of a mare by Mr. Drew, won at the Solvalla racetrack in Stockholm Wednesday night and earned an invitation to the Elitlopp with his 1:54.4 victory. Straightup, who was coming off of an impressive performance in Naples, was the early leader, but he was used twice to take command and faded. Two-time Elitlopp champion Victory Tilly started from post ...
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Rosecroft feature splits

on 05/17/2006 2:00 AM
Both Dixie Pride (1:52.2) and Pleasing Artist (1:52) captured their separate divisions of the winners over pace at Rosecroft Raceway on Tuesday evening, showing impressive speed and talent for their connections. In the first division worth $10,200, Dixie Pride [$5.80, $3.60, $2.60] left the gate from post position four with trainer Joe Offutt in the sulky and chose to sit along the pylons throu...
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Ultimate Bet Wins Princess

on 05/16/2006 2:00 AM
Ultimate Bet made it a clean sweep in the 30th edition of the Princess Pacing Series at Woodbine Monday, and she did so in stakes record time for trainer Erv Miller and driver Mark MacDonald. The 3-year-old daughter of Bettors Delight-Sign Of Rain, who paced to 1:52.4 and 1:52.2 decisions in the preliminary rounds, stepped to a career-best clocking of 1:52 in the $79,000 ( C ) final. The 1:52 ...
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Speed prevails at Monti

on 05/16/2006 2:00 AM
I’m All Speed rode the rail to a short victory in the $15,000 Fillies and Mares Preferred Handicap Pace at Monticello Raceway Monday afternoon, winning in 1:56.4. Driven by Greg Merton, the 5-year-old mare by Presidential Ball followed Casino Miss (Stephane Bouchard) until the top of the stretch, then got up to win by a head. Millwood Midnite N (James De Vaux) finished third. The win was t...
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Glidemaster 4th in qualifier

on 05/16/2006 2:00 AM
Glidemaster, the colt trotter who equaled a world record of 1:55.3 in his second lifetime start last year, made his 2006 season debut in a qualifier at Mohawk Raceway this morning, finishing fourth, timed in 2:00.4. Trainer Blair Burgess was in the bike as the son of Yankee Glide raced eighth in the nine-horse field past the half then began moving on the outside. Glidemaster closed with a :28.2...
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