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Kakaley double pays $38.20

on 04/08/2006 2:00 AM
Veteran driver John Kakaley, 45, who has won more than 1,200 races during his successful career, and his 18 year-old son Matt, who won his very first race earlier in the week, grabbed the spotlight in the early daily double at Pompano Park on Friday night. After John took the opener with the 3-year-old pacing filly Iamasurvivor in 1:58, son Matt captured the second half of the double by guidin...
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Youthful splits contested

on 04/08/2006 2:00 AM
Stormaway, who was not entered in round one of the Youthful Series at Woodbine, scored a 1:53 victory in the first of two $20,000(C) second-leg divisions Friday night at the Toronto racetrack. With Mark Megens driving for his trainer-brother, Dan Megens, Stormaway won by four lengths over Armbro Damien and Gran Sasso. The win was Stormaway\'s fifth in six starts. He is owned by Dan Megens, J...
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Pierce wins in series

on 04/07/2006 2:00 AM
Ron Pierce piloted the winners of both $19,000 divisions of the opening round of the Fox Sports Net Series on Thursday night at the Meadowlands, first with Real Hanover and then with South Park Hanover. He scored with Real Hanover in the fifth race and South Park Hanover in the eighth race. Using an explosive final eighth of a mile, Real Hanover [$12.60, $6.20, $2.20] rallied for a half-len...
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Ledford hearing concludes

on 04/07/2006 2:00 AM
According to reports, Thursday's New Jersey Racing Commission hearing regarding the recent raid on the Seldon Ledford Stable at Showplace revealed that blood-doping drugs were stowed in assistant trainer Ryan Dailey's house and in a garage refrigerator and that Dailey told him that Ledford had given them to him more than a year ago and told him to "hold onto it for when you need it." The statem...
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Italian stallion kidnapped

on 04/07/2006 2:00 AM
The 20-year-old champion Italian sire Lemon Dra was kidnapped sometime during the night between April 5 and 6 at the Allevamento Mariano farm. At the moment there is very little information about the kidnapping. Lemon Dra, a son of the champion Italian sire Sharif di Iesolo, is probably nearing retirement as a sire since he has had fertility problems this year. Earlier it was revealed that he w...
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Delay at Plainridge

on 04/07/2006 2:00 AM
The fans of live racing at Plainridge Racecourse will have to wait a bit longer for the opening card of at the 2006 meet -- but the wait will only be 24 hours. The Massachusetts track had been dark for several days while the state legislature haggled over racing legislation that had lapsed. The issue was resolved yesterday, and Plainridge had hoped to race both Monday and Tuesday this coming we...
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Landess splits held

on 04/06/2006 2:00 AM
The Jerry Landess Series comprised the first five events on Hoosier Park's 13-race program Wednesday, April 5, with several lightly-raced sophomores claiming victory. The late closing series is for 3 and 4-year-old male pacers and consists of two $5,000 preliminary legs and a $12,000 final. Hammurbi Bluegrass and Ricky Macomber Jr. narrowly won the first event on the program, putting a neck in ...
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Ill. to investigate Ledford

on 04/06/2006 2:00 AM
Trainer Seldon Ledford has also reportedly been suspended from racing horses in Illinois by the Illinois Racing Board, pending its own investigation into the recent allegations of using illegal performance-enhancing drugs and race fixing in New Jersey and whether the same occured in Illinois. The New Jersey Racing Commission had already suspended Ledford, his son, driver Eric Ledford, and stabl...
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Plainridge to open

on 04/06/2006 2:00 AM
The Massachusetts House of Representatives late Wednesday night voted down a bill 100-55 that would have allowed slot machines at the state's racetracks, but approved an extension of simulcasting legislation through Dec. 31, which will allow Plainridge Racecourse to re-open. Plainridge will re-open for live racing Monday, April 10. The track was supposed to open for live racing Monday, April 3,...
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Mountain wins at Monti

on 04/06/2006 2:00 AM
After a one-week hiatus, Mountain Spring N returned to the winner\'s circle afterJimmy Devaux drove the gelding to a come-from-behind triumph in Monticello Raceway's weekly trotting feature, a $9,000 Not Listed Preferred Trot I, on Wednesday afternoon. In the deep stretch they trotted by favored Zorgwijk Bedeviled and driver Billy Parker Jr. en route to notching the 11-year-old trotter\'s fo...
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Two Del. elims contested

on 04/05/2006 2:00 AM
Badlands And Art and Lather Machine were second round winners in the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund Tuesday night at Dover Downs. In the first DSBF division, Badlands And Art, who raced gallantly the previous week--parked the mile to finish second beaten a nose--was clearly at the top of his game as Ben Stafford Jr. drove the gelding he owns with John Heckler to an impressive 1:55.2 triump...
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Fast win for a Porsche

on 04/05/2006 2:00 AM
Ann Other Porsche came with one-fifth of a second of her lifetime mark when she won an Open Handicap for fillies and mares with a 1:51.4 effort Tuesday night at Dover Downs. The 9-year-old mare took a mark of 1:51.3 last year at Dover Downs. Driver Ross Wolfenden bided his time with Ann Other Porsche while Dream-A-While cut out a :53.4 opening half for Art Stafford Jr. and favorite Toy Dragon a...
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Pick 7 pays $385,000

on 04/05/2006 2:00 AM
One lucky bettor likely yelled "Wahoo Wahoo" after Woolloomooloo won the ninth race at Woodbine Tuesday night. That bettor, who wagered somewhere in the Kentucky hub that is based at Churchill Downs, took home the entire Pick 7 pool of $383,154.90 with Woolloomooloo scoring in the seventh and final leg. More than $235,000 was bet into the Pick 7 pool. The winning horses were: Classic Toy ($9.10...
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Williams new AHC vice chair

on 04/05/2006 2:00 AM
Keeneland racetrack president Nick Nicholson and Hanover Shoe Farms executive Russell Williams are the new chairman and vice chairman, respectively, of the American Horse Council. The AHC board of trustees met April 3 as part of the organization\'s issues forum in Washington, D.C. In conjunction with the AHC meeting was the opening of an exhibit of Currier & Ives lithographs, on loan from the H...
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Second Ohio slots idea

on 04/05/2006 2:00 AM
A second proposal to add slot machines only at Ohio's seven racetracks was put forth by Penn National Gaming - which owns Raceway Park in Toledo--on Tuesday. Two weeks ago the state's racetracks backed a slots proposal that also included stand-alone sites in Cleveland and Cincinnati. Penn National also shares ownership in the Argosy Casino riverboat located in Lawrenceburg, Ind., about 20 minut...
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Senators see harness art

on 04/05/2006 2:00 AM
The opening of an exhibit of harness racing art in the Russell Rotunda of the Senate Office Building coincided with the American Horse Council\'s annual meeting, and Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York and Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island were in attendance at a reception. \"Harness racing is very important to New York state,\" Clinton said. \"It\'s something that\'s part of tradition. It...
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Spring Championship set

on 04/05/2006 2:00 AM
The stage has been set for the 19th edition of the Spring Pacing Championship as a full 10-horse field has been drawn to contest the $115,500(C) event Friday evening at Woodbine. Preliminary leg victors Roddys Bags Again, LH Stryker, Holborn Hanover and Tigerama will lead the battle in the night's fifth race. LH Stryker, a 5-year-old son of Apaches Fame trained by Kyle Reibeling, didn't partici...
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Daileys point to Ledford

on 04/05/2006 2:00 AM
Seldon Ledford Stable assistant trainer Ryan Dailey and his wife, Ardena, have reportedly told the New Jersey Racing Commission that Ledford supplied the illegal blood-doping performance-enhancing medications that led to their arrests for drug possession and race fixing. The Dailey's statements were revealed at a Commission hearing Tuesday to discuss whether Ledford, who has not been charged wi...
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Dube recovering at home

on 04/05/2006 2:00 AM
Driver Daniel Dube is home in Millstone, N.J., recovering from fractures of his right clavicle and several ribs suffered in a spill on Wednesday, March 29 at the Meadowlands. Dube was released on Sunday from Hackensack University Medical Center but will be sidelined for several weeks. \"I am doing a little better," said Dube. "I can get around some. The worst part is the ribs. They hurt when I...
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Lotsa Clout dies

on 04/05/2006 2:00 AM
Lotsa Clout p,3, 1:50 ($781,342) has died in Australia reportedly as a result of a snake bite. The 8-year-old son of Jenna's Beach Boy had been standing stud Down Under and his first crop of 2 year olds are now on the track. Lotsa Clout was owned by Lee and Linda DeVisser and trained by Jim Campbell and Joe Holloway over his racing career. At two Lotsa Clout won the Matron final and Metro conso...
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