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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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What\'s next for Justice Hall?

on 05/16/2006 2:00 AM
Justice Hall’s seventh-place finish in last Sunday’s Oslo Grand Prix may have damaged his chances of racing in the Elitlopp, but the 5-year-old son of Garland Lobell could still be racing at Solvalla Racetrack in Stockholm, Sweden, on the last weekend in May. Kevin Thomas, who trains and co-owns Justice Hall with Mary Katz, Nathan Fink and the Berto Stable, returned to Lexington from Norway...
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Harrington will race Tuesday

on 05/16/2006 2:00 AM
Harrington Raceway will resume racing Tuesday, one day after the death of driver Hal Belote in an accident in the first race on Monday\'s program. Harrington publicity director Matt Sparacino said the track will have a moment of silence at 5:15 p.m., 15 minutes before the opening race on the program. Sparacino added that Plainridge Racecourse, which has a post time of 4 p.m., and Rosecroft Race...
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Doonbeg back on track

on 05/16/2006 2:00 AM
Doonbeg, a 3-year-old Camluck colt eligible to the $1.5-million Pepsi North America Cup and 61st Little Brown Jug, triumphed during his first qualifier of the season Tuesday morning at Mohawk, stopping the clock in 1:55.2 over an off track. With Jody Jamieson at his lines, Doonbeg left from post two and sat fourth through fractions of :28.4, :58 and 1:27.3 before coming on with a final quarter ...
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Vivid Photo, Ponder favored

on 05/16/2006 2:00 AM
Vivid Photo and Ponder will start from rail in their respective races, the $175,000 Arthur Cutler Memorial final and the $225,000 Graduate final, respectively, on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Vivid Photo, who has won two straight races by a nose over Hellava Hush, including their Cutler elimination, has been installed as the 9-5 morning line favorite in the Cutler final, written for free...
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Glowing Report in Matriarch

on 05/15/2006 2:00 AM
Glowing Report commanded the early lead and dug in gamely for a 1 ½-length victory over Valley Electric in the $100,000 Hanover Shoe Farms-brit stud.com Matriarch on Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands. Driven by David Miller, Glowing Report equaled her lifetime mark of 1:50.1. It was another half-length to Burning Point in third. \"I like to race her and I thought if I took off, I would be f...
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HTA launches Internet show

on 05/15/2006 2:00 AM
Harness Tracks of America, the association of 43 major harness racing operations in the U.S. and Canada, is introducing a new weekly Internet harness racing talk show starting this week, featuring interviews with newsmakers in racing and gaming and commentary on racing and gaming worldwide by HTA executive vice president Stan Bergstein. A new show will appear each Wednesday on HTA’s Web site,...
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Carry The Mar muscles in

on 05/15/2006 2:00 AM
Dale Hiteman guided Carry The Mar to a perfect journey and the result was a 1 ½-length victory in the $25,800 Muscles Marinara Trot Final at Hawthorne in the Sunday night featured event in 1:56.4. Starting from post two, Carry The Mar settled in third early on as the moderate action on the front-end resulted in a pedestrian :30.1 first quarter. Hiteman proceeded to attack just past the quarter...
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