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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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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 victorious in 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 perfect pocket-tri...
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Restive Hanover Scores

on 02/03/2006 12:00 AM
Restive Hanover picked up a second-over trip at the half, tipped three wide at the head of the stretch, surged into the lead in deep stretch and captured the $35,000 race for the top filly and mare pacers at the Meadowlands Friday night in 1:52.4. With Eric Ledford in the bike for trainer Ervin Miller, Restive Hanover scored her third victory of the year in four starts, second in a row and four...
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Count B Series opens

on 02/03/2006 12:00 AM
Master The Art battled back to catch Armbro Deuce in the final strides and captured the faster of two $17,000 ( C ) divisions of the Count B Pacing Series opener Friday night at Woodbine. Luc Ouellette and the 3-year-old son of Real Artist got away first and set the pace with fractions of :27.2 and 56.1. The duo gave up the lead to Bono Bests through a third quarter of 1:23.3 but rallied in th...
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Big night for Finn

on 02/02/2006 12:00 AM
Meadowlands newcomer John Finn sent out three starters and came away with two victories on Wednesday night at the Meadowlands. The Balmoral Park-based trainer sent out Buckmaker, who scored a 3 3/4-length victory in 1:54.4 in the second race with Ron Pierce in the sulky. Finn is the owner of Buckmaker. He reached the winner's circle in the very next race with PA-High, driven by John Campbe...
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Handicapping at Big M

on 02/01/2006 12:00 AM
Mark Landau of Montville, NJ, captured the Meadowlands\\\' 2006 National Harness Handicapping Championship qualifying tournament on Jan. 28, with a final bankroll of $1,916, which netted him a $13,300 first prize in the handicapping tournament. Landau and runner-up James Sidor of Bloomfield, NJ, both advanced to the second annual National Harness Handicapping Championship, which will be contest...
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New CC payment schedule

on 02/01/2006 12:00 AM
A new payment schedule has been announced for the Confederation Cup at Flamboro Downs. This year the first payment for nomination is due Feb. 15, not March 15 as in previous years. The first payment of $500(C) is due Feb. 15 with the first sustaining payment then due March 15 ($1,000), a second sustaining payment due April 15 ($1,000) and a third sustaining payment due May 15 ($1,000). All paym...
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Shake Away unchallenged

on 02/01/2006 12:00 AM
Shake Away, a 6-year-old mare by Dream Away, won again Tuesday night in the fillies and mares Open Pace at Dover Downs in 1:52.3. After being upset last week by rival Apache Dame, trainer-driver Jim King Jr. steered Shake Away to the lead from post position five and never looked back, being ahead by four lengths most of the race. Apache Dame (Tony Morgan) came first-over to take second and A...
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Moving on up?

on 02/01/2006 12:00 AM
GE's Jen could be moving up in class after another big mile Tuesday night at Dover, romping home by four lengths in 1:53 in the fillies and mares Junior Open. Regular driver Eddie Davis rocketed the 7-year-old mare out of the gate and opened her up, being ahead by as much as eight lengths before hitting the wire. The win gives the JK Outlaw mare two in a row for owner Brad Sawyer and owner-t...
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Shorter field, higher handle

on 02/01/2006 12:00 AM
The fields shortened each week in the Presidential series, but wagering handle grew, culminating in $389,517 bet on Saturday's final. The first leg, held at the Meadowlands Jan. 14, started a field of 10 but generated a handle of $234,870. Total handle for the night was a little over $3.2 million. The second leg, held Jan. 21, sent 11 pacers postward with a total handle of $321,535. That nig...
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