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Black Cat wins by a whisker

on 02/21/2006 12:00 AM
Three featured paces at Dover Downs Monday night yielded three tight finishes, with Black Cat Bone (Ron Pierce) winning the fastest with a 1:51.4 score in the $32,000 Delaware Special. Black Cat Bone, a 9-year-old gelded son of Sportsmaster, led through fractions of :26.4, :56.2, and 1:24.1. He nosed out a game Build a Fire (Brandon Givens), who raced first over most of the mile. Clinton Debrie...
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Black Cat wins by a whisker

on 02/21/2006 12:00 AM
Three featured paces at Dover Downs Monday night yielded three tight finishes, with Black Cat Bone (Ron Pierce) winning the fastest with a 1:51.4 score in the $32,000 Delaware Special. Black Cat Bone, a 9-year-old gelded son of Sportsmaster, led through fractions of :26.4, :56.2, and 1:24.1. He nosed out a game Build a Fire (Brandon Givens), who raced first over most of the mile. Clinton Debrie...
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Miller takes two in series

on 02/20/2006 12:00 AM
After last week's Sunday afternoon card was canceled due to the major snowstorm that struck the Northeast, the first of the matinee programs at the Meadowlands was contested Sunday afternoon, Feb. 19, with four divisions of the opening round of the one-week delayed Senior Trendsetter Series. David Miller was successful in two of the heats, directing Cut Loose Hanover and Jazzbro Brown to victories...
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Mike Allen shows progress

on 02/20/2006 12:00 AM
Doctors treating trainer-driver Mike Allen, seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in his hometown of Ocala on Wednesday, are pleased with his progress, according to a report from his sister-in-law, Dawn Allen. Mike Allen is a son of the late Carl Allen and his wife Mae Jean, brother of Dr. Marty Allen and Rod Allen. His brother Chet is a minister in the family\\\'s home state of Michigan. ...
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Jenna, Roddy win at Big M

on 02/19/2006 12:00 AM
Jenna\\\\\\\'s Choice and Roddy\\\\\\\'s Bags Again won their respective $35,000 divisions of the Aquarius Series on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Jenna\\\\\\\'s Choice, a 4-year-old son of Jenna\\\\\\\'s Beach Boy, paced his mile in 1:52.1. Driven by Brian Sears, Jenna\\\\\\\'s Choice finished 1 1/2 lengths ahead of Escapable Beaux with Stallone third by 2 3/4 lengths. Jenna\\\\\\\'s ...
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Hop Sing sets PPK mark

on 02/19/2006 12:00 AM
Hop Sing set a Pompano Park track record for older gelding pacers Saturday night as the 5-year-old son of The Panderosa won the $50,000 second leg of the Isle of Capri Series with a 1:50.2 effort. He Wants It All finished a head back second with Whodunit third. Driven by Wally Hennessey, Hop Sing won for the third straight time. He now has earnings of more than $118,000 this year for owner Rich...
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Mare wins series leg

on 02/18/2006 12:00 AM
Three-time Dan Patch Award winner Loyal Opposition opened her 2006 campaign with a 1:51.3 victory in the $35,000 second round of the Cape & Cutter Series on Friday night at the Meadowlands. In the same race, Stonebridge Kisses, who fell and unseated driver Yannick Gingras before the half, suffered a left hind leg laceration. Gingras emerged unscathed. "I\\\\\\\'m fine," Gingras said as he ...
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Rucker sweep in Exit 16W

on 02/18/2006 12:00 AM
In the first of two $20,000 divisions of the Exit 16W Series at the Meadowlands Friday night, Deliver The Goods, driven by Brian Sears and trained by Ken Rucker, got up in the final stride to edge out Mr. Delite in 1:52. American Fury provided driver Cat Manzi with his third win of the night in the second division of the Exit 16W. The Rucker trainee paced the mile also in 1:52 flat. The $6...
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Hellava Hush wins again

on 02/18/2006 12:00 AM
Hellava Hush won his $17,500 division of the Mack Lobell Trotting Series Friday night at Pompano Park in 1:53.4 for driver Tom Sells. The second Mack Lobell split went to former track record holder Ultimate Sundance, who trotted to a lifetime-best 1:54.2. Sells sent Hellava Hush three wide at the three-quarters in 1:24.2 with Dunkster (Kurt Sugg) right on their heels. Under the wire Hellava Hus...
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Oldest fan dies at 105

on 02/18/2006 12:00 AM
Minnie H. Horowitz, harness racing\\\'s oldest fan, passed away on Feb. 10, 2006 at the age of 105. For more than 20 years Mrs. Horowitz, who was born on Feb. 6, 1901, would celebrate her birthday at the Meadowlands with dinner in Pegasus and a trip to the winner\\\'s circle to present a trophy and receive a kiss from the winning driver. She was too ill to make the trip to the track this yea...
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Bono Bests best in Count B

on 02/18/2006 12:00 AM
Bono Bests moved to the lead just past the three eighths to win the $48,200 Count B Series final at Woodbine Friday night. Driven by Phil Hudon, the 3-year-old son of Pro Bono Best scored in 1:54.1, edging Armbro Deuce by a half length. It was six lengths back to third-place finisher Master The Art. It was the fourth win of the season for Bono Bests, who is trained by Chad Milner. The brother t...
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Jr. Trendsetter legs held

on 02/17/2006 12:00 AM
Fox Valley Appeal coasted to his third straight victory, winning the second of five $12,500 divisions of the Junior Trendsetter Series on Thursday night at the Meadowlands. Brian Sears was at the lines of the Jeff Smith trainee who has now won eight of 13 lifetime starts. The 3-year-old Sportsmaster gelding paced the mile in 1:52.3. The Tappan Zee was second by 1 1/2 lengths and it was 2 3/4 le...
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Mike Allen critically hurt

on 02/17/2006 12:00 AM
The U.S. Trotting Association is reporting Mike Allen, the son of Mae Jean and the late Carl Allen, is under heavy sedation at a Gainesville, Fla., hospital after suffering severe head injuries in a motorcycle accident. Allen was reportedly headed home Tuesday near Ocala when a Lexus SUV pulled in front of him, resulting in Allen striking the vehicle and being catapulted over the SUV and onto t...
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Bad times at Big M

on 02/17/2006 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands has sent out a release that incorrect three-quarter mile times on several races contested last weekend have been corrected on the charts now available online at www.thebigm.com. There was a technical error with the timer during the races in question. Those times that have been and corrected are for the fourth, fifth, seventh, eighth, ninth, 10th, and 11th races on Thursday, Feb...
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Vernon contract reached

on 02/17/2006 12:00 AM
Published reports state that the Vernon Downs Harness Horse Association (VDHHA) finalized an agreement on Wednesday with Mid-State Raceway and Vernon Downs Acquisition, the new owner of Vernon Downs. \\\"It\\\'s a very good contract for the horsemen,\\\" VDHHA president Ken Jacobs told the Oneida Post-Dispatch. \\\"We\\\'re very happy.\\\" Jeff Gural\\\'s company, Vernon Downs Acquisition, r...
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Ky. slot bill introduced

on 02/17/2006 12:00 AM
Two bills have been introduced in the Kentucky legislature Thursday that call for a referendum on whether casinos should be legalized at the state\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s racetracks. The bills were put forth by Democratic Rep. Joe Barrows and Sen. David Boswell. According to the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP), the proposed bill would ask state voters to approve full casino gambling at the ei...
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Joe Vaccaro dies

on 02/17/2006 12:00 AM
Joseph A. Vaccaro, 74, one of the founding members of the New England Harness Writers Association, and its secretary-treasurer for 44 years, died early Friday morning from heart complications at the North Broward Community Hospital in Pompano, Fla. Mr. Vaccaro was known as "Colonel Joe" during his newspaper days at the now defunct newspaper the Boston Traveler. He later wrote for the Boston Globe...
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First-time starters win big

on 02/16/2006 12:00 AM
Annie Duke, a longshot and a first time starter, hugged the pylons until the final sixteenth of a mile and split horses to take the lead and a 1:54.2 victory in the first of two $12,500 divisions of the Tender Loving Care Series Wednesday night at the Meadowlands. Annie Duke, driven by Mike Lachance and trained by Tom Fanning, finished a neck ahead of the 4-5 favorite Pacific Philly. Gro was th...
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Arbitration for Monticello

on 02/16/2006 12:00 AM
The Middletown, N.Y., Times-Record reported Thursday morning that racing will return to previous purse levels at Monticello Raceway while the New York State Racing and Wagering Board arbitrates a new contract for the horsemen with the track. Purses go back up immediately. The simulcast signal will be sent to off-track locations outside New York will be back on satellites. \\\"The dispute is ...
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Mighty Moses wins Open

on 02/16/2006 12:00 AM
Mighty Moses and driver Jim Morand had to go four wide to win the Open Trot at Dover Downs Wednesday night in 1:56.1. The 6-year-old son of Garland Lobell sat back early through fractions of :27.1 and :56.3 behind pacesetter R.C. Destiny (Donato Poliseno). Morand then pulled Mighty Moses three wide with cover to the three quarters in 1:26.1. After the cover faded, Mighty Moses made a sweeping mov...
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