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Lucas wins 1st at Nfld

on 01/25/2006 12:00 AM
Provisional driver Julie Lucas picked up her first career win Tuesday at Northfield, steering her own Jack Honore to victory in the 14th race, a $3,000 claiming pace. Lucas is the first female driver to win a race at Northfield since Barb Lewis picked up a win on Oct. 2, 2005 in the $20,000 Night of Champions with Stable Creek Barb. Lucas was out early after getting away third. She challenged ...
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A win of a lifetime

on 01/24/2006 12:00 AM
Four-year-old mare The Great Pacific followed Laughing Louder all the way around the track and took full advantage when the odds-on favorite made a mid-stretch miscue to win the $55,500(C) final of the Lifetime Dream Trotting Series in 1:58.4 on Monday night at Woodbine. Trained by Jonas Stutzman and guided by leading driver Mark MacDonald, The Great Pacific, a daughter of American Winner, earn...
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Dead heat in 2nd leg

on 01/22/2006 12:00 AM
Mypanmar and Shu Hanover finished in a dead heat for win in 1:50.2 the $50,000 second leg of the Presidential Series on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. It was a half-length back to Casimir Camotion in third. Mypanmar, with John Campbell driving, moved to the lead with an eighth of a mile to go while Shu Hanover, with David Miller in the sulky, was following an outside route, making up groun...
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Willowdale splits raced

on 01/22/2006 12:00 AM
I Zee and Coast Highway won their respective $40,000(C) divisions of the Willowdale Series Saturday night at Woodbine. I Zee was a 1:51.2 winner while Coast Highway crossed the wire in 1:52.2. Coast Highway, sent off at odds of 22-1 for driver Randy Waples, rallied from off the pace to win by a half-length over Four Starz Sisco with Zooka third. Brett Robinson trains the 4-year-old gelding f...
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Complex final set

on 01/21/2006 12:00 AM
Seeyouinmydreams, purchased this past Monday, delivered an immediate dividend when he won the second of two $20,000 divisions of the Complex Series on Friday night at the Meadowlands. Seeyouinmydreams, with Eric Ledford driving, held off a fast-charging Pandarin Duck by a head and won in 1:51. Crazy For Ever finished third by 3 1/4 lengths. David Scharf, Lightning 5 Stable, Shoot the Moon ...
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Four Hirt splits held

on 01/21/2006 12:00 AM
In four $18,000 divisions of the Clyde Hirt Series at the Meadowlands Friday night, winning efforts were turned in by Deliver The Goods, George At Bigs, Ideal Lover and He's A Nice Guy. Deliver The Goods, driven by Cat Manzi and trained by Ken Rucker, won by one length over Smoky Bonz in a lifetime best of 1:51.2. George At Bigs got up in the final strides and won by a neck over Real Hanover...
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Bono Bests best in series

on 01/21/2006 12:00 AM
Bono Bests, a half brother to Presidential Series round-one winner Hop Sing, was an impressive, three-move winner in 1:53.3 on Friday evening at Woodbine Racetrack, where the son of Pro Bono Best tallied a gritty, neck victory over Whitesand Invader in the $46,600 (C) Snowshoe Pacing Series final. Owned by Ivan Sugg and trained by Chad Milner, Bono Bests has had a sparkling start to his young c...
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Ma Ma May I wins in 1:54.2

on 01/20/2006 12:00 AM
Ma Ma May I snapped Vysoke Tatry's winning streak at four in the first of three $12,500 divisions of the White Ruffles Series Thursday night at the Meadowlands, winning by a neck in 1:54.2. Ma Ma May I, driven by Eric Ledford and trained by Seldon Ledford, caught Vysoke Tatry, in the final strides of the race. Kellytuck Sophie was third. Vysoke Tatry came into the second leg of the White Ruffle...
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Bolte resigns from Pa. comm.

on 01/20/2006 12:00 AM
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has reported State Harness Racing Commission member Richard J. Bolte Sr. has resigned. Bolte, who lives in New Jersey, has been under fire during his 13-month term on the commission, especially since the application of Centaur Inc. to build a racetrack called Valley View Downs in Beaver County was denied. State Rep. Mike Veon, an outspoken critic of Bolte, had also ...
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Windsor cancels Sat.

on 01/20/2006 12:00 AM
Windsor Raceway has announced it is cancelling its Saturday night racing program due to an insufficient number of entries. The track will combine the entries for Saturday and Sunday for a Sunday night program with a post time of 7 p.m.
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Five series splits held

on 01/19/2006 12:00 AM
Cat Manzi guided a pair of winners in second-round action of the three-week Super Bowl Series, scoring with Bancroft Hall in the third race and Audit in the ninth race on Wednesday night at the Meadowlands. Bancroft Hall battled American Lane through the stretch and prevailed by a neck to capture the second of five $12,500 divisions of the Super Bowl. Sandy Britches was third by 5 1/4 lengths....
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She was hot on ice

on 01/19/2006 12:00 AM
An overflow field of 11 filly trotters headlined Wednesday night's card at Balmoral Park, where round two action in the Champion on Ice Series received top billing on a 10-race program. With the round one runaway winner, Fall Creek Mist, having elected to skip this week's action, this race figured to be a wide-open battle from start to finish. Much to the chagrin of her 10 rivals, Richard Bee...
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Broke As Usual cashes in

on 01/19/2006 12:00 AM
Broke As Usual A won the $25,000 Open Handicap Trot at Dover Downs Wednesday with a 1:56.1 effort for driver Tony Morgan. Morgan directed Broke As Usual A up the passing lane to edge Jake's Nordic and Love You Most in a blanket finish. The Australian-bred Broke As Usual A is owned by Paul McDougall and WJ McDougall Racing Inc. and conditioned by Tim Crissman.
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Easy wins in both splits

on 01/18/2006 12:00 AM
Two divisions of the second round of the Champion On Ice Series for colt and gelding trotters headlined the Tuesday night program at Balmoral Park. In the first division Van Joe kept his 2006 record perfect as he won in 2:01.1 over a "good" track, while BC's Legend sprung an 11-1 upset in the second split with a 2:03.1 effort. Owner-driver Andy Miller was behind Van Joe as the 5-year-old geldin...
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Pompano bleachers gone

on 01/18/2006 12:00 AM
Pompano Park took a big step towards getting underway for the construction of the new racino with the demolition of the racetracks outside bleacher area. With seating under canopy for 500 people, the outdoor bleachers were constructed as the final stage that allowed the track to open on Feb. 4, 1964. Hurricane Wilma had decimated the bleacher area on Oct. 22, 2005.
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Woodbine series on tap

on 01/18/2006 12:00 AM
After two preliminary rounds of pacing action, both the Blizzard and Snowshoe Series are set to wrap up over the next couple of evenings at Woodbine. The $45,200 Blizzard--for 3 and 4-year-old fillies and mares who were non-winners of two races as of Oct. 31, 2005--has been carded as race five on Thursday's program. Slated as the fifth race on Friday's docket, the $46,600 Snowshoe--restricte...
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Black is caretaker of year

on 01/18/2006 12:00 AM
Stephanie Black, a caretaker in the Alvin Miller stable, which races at Hoosier Park and Indiana Downs in Indiana, has been named the Caretaker of the Year by Harness Tracks of America and Hanover Shoe Farms, co-sponsors of the annual competition. Black grew up in harness racing, and handles the duties of 10 people in a stable which maintains some 60 to 70 horses per year. She participates in ...
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Bet hubs OK'd in Ky.

on 01/18/2006 12:00 AM
The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority adopted regulations Jan. 17 to govern multi-jurisdictional wagering hubs in the state, almost two years after legislation was first passed for its approval. The regulations allow racetracks and account-wagering services to apply for a wager-processing hub in Kentucky similar to those that operate in Oregon. The idea is to funnel more pari-mutuel handle throu...
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Jan. Mixed grosses $5.5M

on 01/17/2006 12:00 AM
The Tattersalls January Mixed Sale at the Meadowlands grossed $5.5-million and averaged $16,455 for the 338 horses sold on Monday. The sale was highlighted by seven $100,000-plus racehorses and broodmares, led by a $195,000 bid on Quality Western. He was consigned by Preferred Equine Marketing as agent and purchased by Victor Leonardis Jr. of Florham Park, N.J. Next up in sales at the Meadowlan...
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Hop Sing 1:51.2 winner

on 01/15/2006 12:00 AM
Hop Sing captured the $50,000 opening leg of the Presidential Series Saturday night at the Meadowlands, overcoming rain, wind and sloppy conditions for a 1:51.2 victory over Shu Hanover. Ron Pierce sat second on the pylons with Hop Sing, following the pace-setting Shu Hanover and David Miller through fractions of :27, :56.1 and 1:24.4. In deep stretch Hop Sing surged into the lead and scored by...
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