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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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Tartar sells Restive Hanover

on 04/05/2006 2:00 AM
Brent Tartar said he turned down offers for the pacing mare Restive Hanover for three to four months, but finally agreed to sell the mare to Eric Cherry and his partners for a large sum. "I got an offer that for the long-term benefit of the farm…and for myself, it was an offer I couldn't turn down," Tartar said. "He's (Cherry) been calling for probably the last three or four months and I ...
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Bikini Bottom surprises

on 04/05/2006 2:00 AM
Bikini Bottom, a 3-year-old filly by Cam's Card Shark out of a daughter of $1.4 million winner Anniecrombie, pulled off a $60.60 upset in the Blossom Series Wednesday night at the Meadowlands. Bikini Bottom started from post 10 and got away last in the field, but driver Jim Marshall III bided his time as She's Game and then the betting choice Future Destiny controlled the race. She's Game led t...
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Justice Hall sharpens for trip

on 04/04/2006 2:00 AM
Justice Hall qualified in 1:57.4 at The Red Mile Tuesday morning in preparation for a trip to Europe later this month. Driver Jason Dillander flew to Lexington from Chicago to guide the 5-year-old son of Garland Lobell. Justice Hall led to the half in :59.2, then allowed CC Love That Red to take command. Dillander pulled out at the three quarters and came home in a sharp :28.1, leading at the w...
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A filly for Bunny Lake

on 04/04/2006 2:00 AM
Bunny Lake foaled a Western Hanover filly Monday, April 3, at Perretti Farms in New Jersey. It was the first foal for the 2001 Horse of the Year owned by Skip and Wendy\'s Spring\'s W Springtime Stable and trainer John Stark Jr.
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Trois Rivieres cancels

on 04/04/2006 2:00 AM
Trois Rivieres Racetrack in Quebec has canceled its Tuesday night live race card and qualifiers due to unsafe conditions. Live racing will not resume until Tuesday, April 11.
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NJ arrest release issued

on 04/03/2006 2:00 AM
The New Jersey State Police has issued a release detailing the arrest of four horsemen in New Jersey, including driver Eric Ledford. \"With these arrests, the New Jersey State Police has dealt a crushing blow to illegal activity in the sport of harness racing," said Colonel Rick Fuentes. Troopers in the Horse Race Unit arrested four people after an investigation into illegal performance enhan...
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Seldon Ledford suspended

on 04/03/2006 2:00 AM
The New Jersey Racing Commission has indefinitely suspended trainer Seldon Ledford following the raid on his barn at Showplace Farms in New Jersey last Friday that resulted in his son, Eric, and three others being arrested. Racing Commission executive director Frank Zanzuccki ruled that "…as a result of the investigative action taken New Jersey State Police on March 31, 2006, and based on...
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Great George Two scores

on 04/02/2006 1:00 AM
Great George Two rallied four-wide in the stretch and drew off to 1 3/4-length, 1:53.4 victory over Self Professed [in the $50,000 second-round of the Su Mac Lad Series Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands. The finish reversed their meeting last fall at The Red Mile, when Self Professed won a Bluegrass division. Great George Two was driven by Jonathan Roberts, the son of trainer Bib Roberts. ...
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Irvine off mounts

on 04/01/2006 12:00 AM
Hoosier Park opens tonight for its 13th season of harness racing and the Indiana track will be without its most accomplished driver. Don Irvine Jr. will not drive in the opening night card or the Sunday, April 2, program after failing field sobriety tests following a March 26 traffic accident. "We took him off his mounts today and Sunday. The decision was made yesterday morning," Hoosier Park p...
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Arrests following search

on 04/01/2006 12:00 AM
Driver Eric Ledford was arrested in the drivers' room at the Meadowlands before Friday night's program. The arrest came following a search by New Jersey State Police at the stable of his father, Seldon Ledford, at Showplace Farms earlier that day. The State Police searched the stable of Seldon Ledford Friday morning at Showplace Farms in Englishtown. Later that day all of Seldon Ledford's horse...
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Plainridge opening delayed

on 04/01/2006 12:00 AM
The opening of the 2006 race meet at Plainridge Racecourse is on hold. After the Massachusetts State Senate passed a simulcast extension late Friday afternoon, Speaker Sal Dimasi adjourned the House of Representatives until Monday April 3 at 11 a.m. (EDT). As a result, Plainridge Racecourse was informed by the Massachusetts Racing Commission that further operations would not be lawful. There...
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Dead heat at Big M

on 04/01/2006 12:00 AM
The photo finish could not separate Apache Hotspur and Live Out Loud at the wire, and they were both declared winners of the featured race at the Meadowlands Saturday night and shared the winning time of 1:51. Live Out Loud cut the fractions while Apache Hotspur made his bid out of the two hole, getting up in the final strides for the dead heat. They finished a length and three-quarters ahead o...
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New mark for Red Pop

on 04/01/2006 12:00 AM
Red Pop won his second straight race for trainer Casie Coleman, who began conditioning the horse following a claim on March 17. Red Pop's effort, a 1:50.2 mile, lowered his lifetime best by 2 1/5 seconds. Red Pop started from post four in the six-horse field and took the lead and sped through fractions of :26.4, :55.1 and 1:22.3. Colonel Cam rallied in the stretch drive, but Red Pop, a 5-year-o...
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A winner for Foreman

on 03/31/2006 12:00 AM
Former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion George Foreman won his first race as harness horse owner. Future Destiny, a highly promising but lightly raced 3-year-old pacer, romped to a 1:55.1 victory at Dover Downs on Thursday, March 30. Foreman and Wayne Chrebet, former pass catching star of the New York Jets who owns other Standardbreds and races under the nom de course of Double Down stable, pu...
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Big Charmer three-peats

on 03/31/2006 12:00 AM
Big Charmer rattled off his third straight win in the $9,900 Preferred Handicap at The Meadows Thursday night, trotting in 1:56.2. Coming out of the nine hole, Dave Palone took the 6-year-old gelding back to sixth off the gate as Mysterious Speed (Tom Davis) and Rose Run Elvis (Don Rothfuss) fought for the lead to the quarter in :27.3. Things calmed down as Rose Run Elvis led the field through ...
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Seven wins for Manzi

on 03/31/2006 12:00 AM
Cat Manzi put together a six-win Thursday afternoon at Freehold, and then added one more at the Meadowlands that night. Manzi won with Blissfull Winds (1:58.2), Wyvern Hanover (1:56.2), Aster Hanover (1:59.3), Heza Gambler (1:58), Armbro Dictate (1:56.3), and AG's Legend (1:59.2) at Freehold. The longest-priced score was with Heza Gambler at 3-1. Manzi also won with Mystical Foil (1:57.1) at th...
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Commission confirms search

on 03/31/2006 12:00 AM
According to reports, the New Jersey State Police were at Showplace Farms early Friday morning, entered the barn of trainer Seldon Ledford and told all of those inside to exit the barn. The State Police then began a search of the barn. A spokesperson for the New Jersey Racing Commission, which was contacted by harnessracing.com, confirmed that the State Police were at Showplace Farms but had no...
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