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Horse shelter for Kentucky

on 05/03/2006 2:00 AM
The Kentucky horse industry has united to form the Kentucky Equine Humane Center, a new shelter and adoption service for unwanted horses of all breeds. The Kentucky Equine Humane Center’s mission is to provide humane treatment and shelter while working as a clearinghouse to seek adoptive homes for all of Kentucky’s unwanted horses, regardless of breed. The Kentucky Equine Humane Center prop...
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Chrebet drives in qualies

on 05/03/2006 2:00 AM
Former New York Jets star Wayne Chrebet picked up two catch drives in qualifying races Wednesday morning at Freehold Raceway. Chrebet recorded his first-ever drive behind unraced 3-year-old pacer Meant To Be, finishing a distanced sixth. He then drove 4-year-old Page Master to a distanced sixth showing after the trotter made a break. Chrebet\'s Double Down Stables currently owns part of prec...
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American Ideal qualifies

on 05/03/2006 2:00 AM
World-record holder American Ideal made his first appearing of 2006, winning a qualifier Wednesday morning at Flamboro in 1:56.3. Driven by Mark MacDonald, the 4-year-old son of Western Ideal drew off by 13 ¾ lengths for the win. He is owned by Brittany Farms, Blue Chip Stallions, Mac Nichol and American Ideal Stable and trained by Casie Coleman. Last year as a 3 year old, American Ideal wo...
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BC eligibles released

on 05/03/2006 2:00 AM
Two-time Breeders Crown champion Boulder Creek and new millionaire Ponder head a list of 42 horse and gelding pacers eligible to the $500,000 Breeders Crown Pace, to be raced Saturday, July 29, at the Meadowlands. Boulder Creek, voted Dan Patch Older Pacer of the Year, will seek an unprecedented third consecutive Crown title for trainer Mark Silva and owners Cliff Siegel, John Fodera and Lee W...
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Vivid Photo debuts Friday

on 05/03/2006 2:00 AM
Vivid Photo, who won the 2005 Hambletonian and banked nearly $1.5 million last year, will make his 4-year-old debut Friday night at the Meadowlands. The gelded son of SJ\'s Photo drew post two in the $35,000 featured trot, carded as the fifth race, with trainer and co-owner Roger Hammer in the sulky. Vivid Photo completed his sophomore campaign Dec. 14, finishing third by a neck in the Mat...
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Tomato three for three

on 05/03/2006 2:00 AM
Tomato bested a field of 11 Tuesday night with an impressive come from behind 1:56.4 win in a $16,000 ISOBA Stakes at Balmoral Park. Confidently handled by driver Tim Tetrick, the 3-year-old daughter of Valley Victor was one of those who was stuck in the second tier but the bay filly handled it like an old pro, getting away in seventh as Fox Valley Soroya (Andy Miller) led the field through an ...
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Wire to wire at Rosecroft

on 05/03/2006 2:00 AM
The Fraternity Pan earned a third consecutive victory in the $11,300 Winners Over pace at Rosecroft Raceway Tuesday, dominating the field with a wire-to-wire trip in 1:52. Driven by Corey Braden, the 7-year-old son of Artsplace gained the lead immediately off the gate from post six and held strong through fractions of :27.1, :56.1 and 1:24. The Fraternity Pan topped Peyote 1 ¼ lengths. The tal...
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McIntosh youngsters qualify

on 05/03/2006 2:00 AM
Trainer Bob McIntosh sent out a throng of promising 3 year olds in qualifiers Wednesday morning at Windsor Raceway. In the first race, Muscles Yankee son Governator won by 2 ¾ lengths in 2:02.2 over stablemate China Tea Party. Governator is a full brother to $383,356 winner My Starchip. China Tea Party is a half-sister to $744,086 winner Oolong. In the second race, Platinum Seelster won by...
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Ultimate Princess win

on 05/02/2006 2:00 AM
Ultimate Bet, trained by Erv Miller and driven by Mark MacDonald, used a pocket trip to knock off nine rivals in 1:52.4 in Monday\'s opening leg of the Princess Pacing Series at Woodbine. The series is for 3-year-old fillies who were non-winners of $100,000 in 2005. The daughter of Bettors Delight left hard from post nine to make the front before releasing the undefeated race favorite Mary Artm...
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Wire to wire at Rosecroft

on 05/02/2006 2:00 AM
Jim\'s Message, a strong contender recently at the Meadowlands, continued his success on the Rosecroft Raceway oval, trotting in 1:55.4 to top the field of $10,200 winners over horses. The 5-year-old Carry The Message stallion, co-favored at 6-5 odds by post time, left the gate hard from post five to gain the lead before the quarter pole. Driver Todd Schadel steered the horse through fractions ...
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Track mark at Harrington

on 05/02/2006 2:00 AM
Fred and Anita Fialkow\'s Keystone Rodeo set a new overall track record Monday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:51 score in the $18,500 Open Pace. The former mark of 1:51.1 was held by Royal Mattjesty. Keystone Rodeo (Brad Hanners) set an opening fraction of :26.4 and was immediately pressured by Dream Rocket (Ron Pierce) as they sped to the half-mile in :55.1. Keystone Rodeo led to the three-qua...
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Ranger aims for return

on 05/02/2006 2:00 AM
Driver Bruce Ranger, who was involved in a three-horse accident late Saturday night at Pompano Park Harness Track, may return to racing Wednesday night. Ranger, 47, of Pompano Beach, was taken to North Ridge Medical Center complaining of back pain after he was vaulted from his sulky in the 10th race. A horse in front of Ranger fell to the track as the field approached the half-mile mark and Ran...
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Gural closes on Vernon

on 05/02/2006 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs finally changed hands Monday, opening the way for racing to resume by early summer. \"It\'s done. We now own Vernon Downs,\" said Standardbred owner Jeff Gural, who also shares ownership of Tioga Downs in Binghamton, N.Y., which will open on June 9. Gural and his partner Nevada Gold will operate the track as American Racing & Entertainment. They plan to resume racing later this s...
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New track mark in London

on 05/02/2006 2:00 AM
She needed the entire track and a photo to do it, but Vegas Girl now lays claim to the Western Fair Raceway track record for pacing mares, winning Monday’s $13,300(C) Mares Open in 1:55. The 5-year-old Keystone Raider mare trained by Kevin McMaster for Mom and The Kids Stable of Scarborough, ON, used post one to her best advantage with Brad Forward in the bike. Though she went wire to wire...
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Artistic Fella gets nod

on 05/02/2006 2:00 AM
Artistic Fella, winner of two straight, including his elimination division, has been installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite in Saturday night’s (May 6) $225,000 Berry’s Creek final at the Meadowlands. The Berry’s Creek, the featured eighth race Saturday, is the first major test of the year for 3-year-old pacers. Artistic Fella will leave from post five (betting number four) with Ro...
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Record purses at Monticello

on 05/01/2006 2:00 AM
Monticello Raceway will offer $94,500 in overnight races on the 12-race card of Tuesday, May 2. “This is the largest amount of money we’ve ever given out for an overnight card in all of the 48 years that we (Monticello Raceway) have been in existence,” noted Monticello Raceway general manager Shawn Wiles “We present our best racing programs on Tuesday afternoons and the races usually a...
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NYSS finals to Saratoga

on 05/01/2006 2:00 AM
The Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund and Harness Horse Breeders of New York State have announced that Saratoga Gaming and Raceway will host the New York \"Night of Champions\" on Saturday, Sept. 16, and introduce the new Choose Six wager that night as well. The evening will feature the eight New York Sire Stakes division finals with purses totaling $1.2 million. ...
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Berry\'s Creek field set

on 04/30/2006 2:00 AM
Artistic Fella and Real Mean Art won their respective elimination races Saturday night and will be joined by eight others who advance to the $225,000 Berry’s Creek final on May 6 at the Meadowlands Artistic Fella powered to the lead in the stretch and drew away to a 2 1/4-length victory over Sandro Hanover in the first elim, pacing the mile in 1:51.2. Bono Bests was third. Royal Man and...
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Hackett finals raced

on 04/30/2006 2:00 AM
Fritzie Bunnie and Psilvuheartbreaker both scored neck victories in the filly and colt divisions, respectively, of the James K. Hackett Memorial at Lebanon Raceway Saturday night. In the filly division Fritzie Bunnie and James Daly took the field to the quarter and then sat a pocket trip behind I C Linda and Bill Long Jr. into the home stretch the second time over Lebanon’s half-mile track. D...
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Ponder sets Hazel record

on 04/30/2006 2:00 AM
Ponder knocked one-fifth of a second off the Hazel Park all-age track record Saturday night, winning the Invitational Pace in 1:51. The previous mark of 1:51.1 was held jointly by Final Cheers, who established the record in 2000, and Rainbow Blue, who tied it in 2004. Peter Wrenn was in the bike as Ponder sat third through the :26.3 opening quarter, then swooped into the lead and cut fractions...
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