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He Wants It All beaten

on 04/22/2006 2:00 AM
He Wants It All, a winner of four of five starts, suffered a defeat at Balmoral Park Saturday night as the 3-5 favorite. Odds On Big Tom sat on his back and posted the win in 1:51 while He Wants It All faded to fourth. He Wants It All, who won the Isle Of Capri at Pompano Park on Feb. 25, had not raced---or qualified-- in 28 days prior to his Saturday night start at Balmoral. He won by a neck i...
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Foxy Maneuveur takes prep

on 04/22/2006 2:00 AM
Foxy Maneuver and trainer-driver-owner Don Eash won the $23,000 Invitational Handicap in 1:50.2 Saturday night at Hoosier Park, besting a field that included defending Dan Patch Invitational winner Maltese Artist. The event showcased five of the horses headed to the $200,000 Dan Patch Invitational Pace next Saturday, April 29. Foxy Maneuver was eased away from the gate in fourth position as Spi...
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Vicky wins with class drop

on 04/21/2006 2:00 AM
She had been facing and racing just fine against invitational caliber horses, so it was no surprise with a one-level class drop that Vicky Marshall was strong in a 1:56.2 victory Thursday night at Cal Expo. Also Thursday night, the 11th race featured one of Cal-Expo\'s largest show prices, to the misfortune of a bridge-jumper who contributed greatly to the $4,509 to show out of $5,057 in the show ...
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Jolt\'s book increased

on 04/21/2006 2:00 AM
Fashion Farms has announced that the limited book of mares being accepted to stallion Village Jolt has been increased. The original book of mares planned for the son of Cam\'s Card Shark had been set at 40 due to a prognosis from fertility testing, but because a high success rate has been achieved that number is being increased to 80. “We have 18 mares confirmed in foal and Village Jolt’s ...
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Donerail filly big Q winner

on 04/21/2006 2:00 AM
Roison, a 3-year-old Donerail half sister to $2.5 million winner Wesgate Crown, won a qualifier at Pompano Park Friday morning by 6 ¼ lengths in 1:59.4, last half in :58.3. The 7-year-old trotting stallion Elegant Man also won. Trained and driven by Jan Johnson, Roison was bred and is owned by Adelaide Skoglund. The filly made six starts as a 2 year old and took a mark of 2:02.3 at The Red Mil...
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Opposition set for Strada

on 04/21/2006 2:00 AM
There will be nine other mares attempting to deny Loyal Opposition her second straight Thomas Strada Memorial title on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. She is rated 9-5 on the morning line in Saturday’s fifth race, the $75,000 Strada, leaving from post six (betting number five) with Andy Miller in the sulky. \"She seems good,” said her trainer, Erv Miller. “She won her last start off t...
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ORC issues flurry of fines

on 04/21/2006 2:00 AM
Rulings written by the Ontario Racing Commission on April 11 and announced April 20 reveal that approximately 20 people have been fined for buying drugs/medications from an unlicensed vendor in Ontario. Bill Hicks of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) told The Horseman And Fair World that the rulings citing “conduct prejudicial to the best interest of racing” came as a result of an investi...
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Artistic Fella 1:51 winner

on 04/21/2006 2:00 AM
Artistic Fella, a $13,000 yearling purchase at the New Jersey Classic by owner Joseph Alborano, won the $72,770 Robert J. Suslow final Friday night at the Meadowlands with a 1:51 effort. He upset the even-money betting favorite Bono Bests, who faded to fourth. The winner paid $37.80. Bono Bests, a winner of seven of 11 starts going into the Suslow final, took control of the seven-horse field be...
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Track mark at Pocono

on 04/21/2006 2:00 AM
Female Champs, driven by Kevin Sizer, established a new track mark of 1:52.2 for an older pacing mare Friday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The 5-year-old Cam\'s Card Shark mare, trained by Jeff Stafford, erased the previous record of 1:52.2, set by Time Fame N in June 2002. With a five-horse field, Sizer quickly seized the lead right from the start, taking the field to the openin...
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Blue-blooded filly wins

on 04/21/2006 2:00 AM
Rare Gift, a 3-year-old half sister to the great trotting filly Continentalvictory, broke her maiden at Pompano Park Friday night, trotting to a 1:59 victory. Bred and owned by Brittany Farms and trained by Ron Gurfein, Rare Gift made six starts as a 2 year old and trotted in 1:57.4 in her last start of the season. The 1:59 score at Pompano was the second start of 2006 for the filly by Muscles ...
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1:53.4 tally by Hez Striking

on 04/21/2006 2:00 AM
Hez Striking rebounded from breaking stride in his previous start on April 9 to win a $35,000 trotting feature at the Meadowlands Friday night with a 1:53.4 effort. With Ron Pierce in the sulky, Hez Striking took the lead, then yielded to 3-5 betting choice Muscles Marinara down the backstretch. Coming off the turn Pierce pulled off the pylons and Hez Striking battled with Muscles Marinara thro...
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Mr. Thirty Two wins again

on 04/21/2006 2:00 AM
Berry’s Creek Pace eligible Mr. Thirty Two is now two for two this year after winning an overnight at the Meadowlands Friday night in 1:52.3. He won his previous start in 1:52.3 as well. George Brennan floated away from post nine with Mr. Thirty Two and settled sixth in the first quarter mile. By the time the half was reached in :56.4, Mr. Thirty Two was in command of the field. The 3-year-ol...
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Love Shark at Cal Expo

on 04/20/2006 2:00 AM
He was the co-longest shot in the morning line, and he started last, but that didn\'t stop Love Shark from passing them all. Wearing down Edison Hanover, Love Shark stopped the timer in 1:51.4, a lifetime best, at Cal Expo Wednesday night. Handicapped pacers slugged it out in the $12,500 Rambling Willie Free-For-All at Cal-Expo Raceway and Love Shark gladly took advantage of a lively pace. Hand...
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A bam & a bull at Harrington

on 04/20/2006 2:00 AM
Orillia Bam Bam and Bullville Sue each won their respective $13,500 divisions of the winners-over trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway with 1:58.2 efforts. Owned by Fred Hertrich III and trained by Charlie Tribbett, Orillia Bam Bam was driven by Ross Wolfenden, who was subbing for programmed driver Brad Hanners, Hanners suffered minor injuries in a Tuesday race spill at Harrington and opted off...
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Filly qualifies for Ervin

on 04/20/2006 2:00 AM
Elizabeth Ervin, the widow of Hall of Famer Frank Ervin, celebrated her 99th birthday on April 11, and then one week later enjoyed hearing the news that her 3-year-old trotting filly Elizabethan Bay had won a qualifier. Elizabethan Bay, who was bred by Ervin and her nephew, Jay Farrar, won a qualifier Tuesday morning at Bluegrass Downs. She scored by six lengths in 2:04 with a last half in 1:00...
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Vernon opening delayed

on 04/20/2006 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs’ owner Jeff Gural has told the Oneida Dispatch that the planned opening of the track over the Memorial Day weekend has been postponed due to a delay in obtaining a racing license. Gural said the delay is due to the New York State Racing and Wagering Board’s concern over the repayment of money owed to creditors. An agreement reached regarding the racetrack’s bankruptcy resolut...
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Sand Vic trots 1:55.1

on 04/20/2006 2:00 AM
Sand Vic, a 5-year-old stallion by Mr. Vic, qualified at the Meadowlands Thursday morning with a powerful wire-to-wire score by 15 lengths in 1:55.1. The 5-year-old mare Mystical Sunshine finished fifth in the race. Trainer Trond Smedshammer was in the sulky behind Sand Vic, who finished second in last year’s Allerage Trot, Nat Ray, and Cutler Memorial. He sports a lifetime mark of 1:54.1f ta...
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Big names qualify at Big M

on 04/20/2006 2:00 AM
Highly-regarded sophomore pacer Sandro Hanover posted the fastest of 12 qualifiers at the Meadowlands Thursday morning with a 1:52.1 effort, while peer Palone Ranger had to settle for a third-place finish in his contest. Trained by Mickey Burke, Sandro Hanover already had a win, second and third in three qualifying attempts this year, but the son of Western Hanover posted a career-best effort T...
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Real Hanover wins Fox final

on 04/20/2006 2:00 AM
Driver David Miller capped off a good night at the Meadowlands Thursday by winning the $43,315 Fox Sports Net final with Real Hanover in 1:50.4. Real Hanover rallied from off the pace to win by 1 1/4 lengths over betting favorite Apache Hotspur, one of a trio of Nelson Willis trainees. Real Hanover paid $9.60. Miller sat behind Real Hanover back on Feb. 10, finishing fifth in a preliminary r...
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Aranesp found in Ontario

on 04/20/2006 2:00 AM
The Investigative Unit of the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC), working with other police and regulatory services, has taken a supplier of drugs to the horse racing industry out of business, the ORC reported Thursday. On Tuesday, April 18, authorities converged on a residence in Toronto and on a Steel Company in suburban Mississauga to execute two search warrants for illegal drugs, under the Co...
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