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Exit 16W series debuts

on 02/11/2006 12:00 AM
Stablemates Mr. Delight and Moonlite Jazz finished one-two for trainer Mark Ford in opening round action of the Exit 16W Series Friday night at the Meadowlands. Other division winners were Mattscape Seelster and Deliver The Goods. In the second of three $20,000 divisions Mr. Delite and Ron Pierce ground out a first-over trip from the half then shot into the lead in deep stretch, defeating Moon...
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Bono Bests in Count B

on 02/11/2006 12:00 AM
Bono Bests, third in last week's opening round of the Count B Pacing Series, rebounded with an impressive 1:53 victory in the $17,000 ( C ) second leg of the series at Woodbine Friday night. The 3-year-old son of Pro Bono Best used different tactics this week as Phil Hudon had him sitting third throughout most of the mile. Bono Bests made his move to the outside as the field entered the last tu...
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More racing at Big M

on 02/10/2006 12:00 AM
The Blood-Horse magazine has reported that the Meadowlands will hold three all-turf cards at the Meadowlands on Mondays in June, while the Big M is in the midst of its harness racing "Championship Meet." The reason for moving turf races from Monmouth to the Meadowlands is because of the delay in completing the turf course at Monmouth Park, which is being reconstructed in anticipation of the 200...
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Restive Hanover wins leg

on 02/10/2006 12:00 AM
Restive Hanover took command at the half-mile mark and went on to capture the $35,000 opening leg of the Cape & Cutter Series in 1:51.4 Friday night at the Meadowlands. The time for the mile equals her lifetime mark set last year as a 3 year old. Eric Ledford was in the bike as the daughter of The Panderosa brushed into the lead off a :27.1 opening quarter by Miss Galvinator A. After passing th...
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Rocknroll Hanover HOY

on 02/09/2006 12:00 AM
It\\\\\\\'s only fitting that in Las Vegas, a city helped made famous by the \\\\\\\"King of Rock and Roll\\\\\\\" himself--Elvis Presley--Rocknroll Hanover was named 2005 Horse of the Year at harness racing\\\\\\\'s Night of Stars Awards dinner held Wednesday night at the Bellagio hotel. The 3-year-old son of Western Ideal also garnered Pacer of the Year honors and beat out Trotter of the Year Mr...
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Milstein to head HTA

on 02/09/2006 12:00 AM
LAS VEGAS – Brock Milstein, the chairman and chief executive officer of Northfield Park, was named the president of Harness Tracks of America on Thursday. The position carries a two-year term. Milstein, who succeeds Centaur CEO Jeffrey Smith, formerly served as the organization's senior vice president. Milstein, a 1998 graduate of George Washington University with a degree in economi...
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Takes on racing\'s future

on 02/09/2006 12:00 AM
Dr. William Eadington, professor of gaming and economics at the University of Nevada, told attendees at the second general session of the fourth Racing Congress that "Slot machines cannot save racing." The second session got underway at the Bellagio in Las Vegas Thursday morning, and Dr. Eadington was one of nine panelists who said racing must be prepared for challenges to its slots/video gamin...
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Trotters face off at Balmoral

on 02/08/2006 12:00 AM
Twelve trotters took to the track Tuesday night in the Self Possessed Trotting Series at Balmoral, with Primrose Princess (1:59) and Four Starz Casino (2:00.4) taking the first two legs. In the first division, Primrose Princess (Mike Oosting) charged out of the garden spot and collared Van Joe (Andy Miller) in the stretch to win by 2 ½ lengths. Dabra (Roger Welch) came on strong for second ...
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Toy Dragon upsets in Open

on 02/08/2006 12:00 AM
Toy Dragon and driver Steve Warrington held off a late charge by GE's Jen (Howard Davis) to win the Fillies and Mares Open pace at Dover Tuesday night in 1:53.1. Toy Dragon, a 5-year-old mare by Dragon's Lair, claimed the lead at the 3/8 pole. Ann Other Porsche (Brad Hanners) challenged to the top of the stretch, but gave way to finish fourth. Toy Dragon is leased by Joe and Joann Thomson and t...
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Pantaleano wins 4,000th

on 02/08/2006 12:00 AM
Driver Jim Pantaleano reached win number 4,000 in the fourth race at Freehold Wednesday afternoon, guiding trotter American Pick to victory by a neck in 2:01.4. Pantaleano pulled the 8-1 shot from fifth at the quarter in :29, then raced parked through the half in 1:00 before grabbing the lead and the rail at the three quarters in 1:29.4. American Pick, a 4-year-old gelding by American Winner, h...
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Casino execs offer ideas

on 02/08/2006 12:00 AM
The fourth Racing Congress got underway at the Bellagio in Las Vegas Wednesday morning with four casino company executives telling their audience of racing executives that horse racing is just one very small part of their businesses. Terry Lanni, chairman and CEO of MGM Mirage, pointed out that horse racing has two areas of common ground with casino companies: One, they are both needing to gai...
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HTA, USTA directors meet

on 02/08/2006 12:00 AM
Harness Tracks of America elected Brock Milstein, president of Northfield Park, as its new president in a board meeting held as part of the Racing Congress Wednesday morning at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, the U.S. Trotting Association kept its same slate of officers when it opened its annual meeting Tuesday afternoon. Milstein takes over the post from Jeff Smith, an executive with Hoo...
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HTA, USTA directors meet

on 02/08/2006 12:00 AM
Harness Tracks of America elected Brock Milstein, president of Northfield Park, as its new president in a board meeting held as part of the Racing Congress Wednesday morning at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, the U.S. Trotting Association kept its same slate of officers when it opened its annual meeting Tuesday afternoon. Milstein takes over the post from Jeff Smith, an executive with Hoo...
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Wellwood and MacDonell run the Mills

on 02/07/2006 12:00 AM
Gettindownanddirty (1:56.4) and Southwind Rome (1:57.2) each won their respective divisions of the $17,500 Don Mills Trotting Series at Woodbine Monday night, both for the tandem of trainer Paula Wellwood and driver Paul MacDonell. Gettindownanddirty, a 4-year-old gelded son of Self Possessed, was parked to the half in :58 but won by two lengths over the fast-closing The Great Pacific and Sensu...
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Second Mills leg swept

on 02/07/2006 12:00 AM
Gettindownanddirty (1:56.4) and Southwind Rome (1:57.2) each won their respective divisions of the $17,500 Don Mills Trotting Series at Woodbine Monday night, both for the tandem of trainer Paula Wellwood and driver Paul MacDonell. Gettindownanddirty, a 4-year-old gelded son of Self Possessed, was parked to the half in :58 but won by two lengths over the fast-closing The Great Pacific and Sensu...
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Rocket takes Special

on 02/07/2006 12:00 AM
Heavy favorite Gold Rocket A and driver Tony Morgan led from gate to wire in the $28,000 Delaware Special Monday night at Dover, stopping the clock in 1:53.1. Gold Rocket A, a 7-year-old gelding by Armbro Operative, took command through fractions of :27.4, :57.4 and 1:25.1 to win by half a length for trainer Charles Crissman Jr. and owners Wayne Pryor and Wendy Crissman. Black Cat Bone (Ron Pie...
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Big day for Oosting

on 02/06/2006 12:00 AM
Driver Mike Oosting posted nine wins during Balmoral\\\'s Saturday doubleheader card. Oosting began his streak in the afternoon, winning the third race with Charlton Western in 1:55.4. He then took the seventh with Picabo Avenue in 1:57; the eighth with Fantasy Fortune in 1:53.1; the 10th with Highland Pride A in 1:54; the 11th with Fox Valley Cruiser in 1:54.3 and the 12th with Already Lame ...
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Isle Of Patmos scores

on 02/04/2006 12:00 AM
Isle of Patmos moved to the lead at the half and held on for a three-quarter-length victory in 1:51.4 in $29,000 Open Pace for 4 year olds Saturday night at the Meadowlands. The son of Astreos posted his second win in two starts this year, pacing to the victory over a track rated sloppy from daylong rain showers. Jenna's Choice, who was making his first start since last April, rallied for se...
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Isle previews at Pompano

on 02/04/2006 12:00 AM
Despite racing over a wet track labeled good due to torrid rain storms late in the day, both He Wants It All (1:52.2) and Wherethemoneywentn (1:53.2) were both victorious in capturing their respective $15,000 divisions of the Isle of Capri Pacing Series Preview Saturday at Pompano Park. He Wants It All was driven by trainer Tom Harmer. The returning Isle of Capri Pace champion in 2005 sat a per...
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Isle previews at Pompano

on 02/04/2006 12:00 AM
Despite racing over a wet track labeled good due to torrid rain storms late in the day, both He Wants It All (1:52.2) and Wherethemoneywentn (1:53.2) were both victorious in capturing their respective $15,000 divisions of the Isle of Capri Pacing Series Preview Saturday at Pompano Park. He Wants It All was driven by trainer Tom Harmer. The returning Isle of Capri Pace champion in 2005 sat a per...
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