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Longshot wins Am-Nat

on 11/06/2005 12:00 AM
Just Like Dream, a filly who finished second behind Flawless Bluestone in a Kentucky Filly Futurity heat last month, won the American National in 1:56 Saturday night at Balmoral Park. With Joe Anderson driving, Just Like Dream edged Reinvent by a nose for the victory, just her second of the year. Arcola finished third. Coulantine, the favorite, started from the rail but struggled to gain ground...
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Loyal Opposition wins

on 11/06/2005 12:00 AM
Loyal Opposition paced home in :26.4 to win the $70,000 Fairy Godmother in 1:52.4 Saturday night at Balmoral Park. Loyal Opposition set the pace while Stonedbridge Kisses raced on her back. Stonebridge Kisses pulled even with her foe, but couldn't put her nose on the wire first. Parklane Powerful finished third.
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Fillies race in downpour

on 11/06/2005 12:00 AM
Three-year-old pacing fillies competed in a driving rain at Balmoral Park Saturday night to qualify for the American-National. The winners were Up Front Dragonfly and Do Me Goodl. Up Front Dragonfly started from post eight and wired the field in 1:54.4. Kiss Of Life finished second after starting from the rail while Choctat Milk was third. The first five finishers advanced. Jugette heat winn...
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Matron elims at Dover

on 11/06/2005 12:00 AM
Eleven of the 15 races at Dover Downs on Saturday were eliminations for the Matron events. There were a few surprises, but not too many. Goldsmith Maid runner-up Quick Credit won her 2-year-old filly trot elim without any difficulty, scoring in 1:57.1, and Valley Victory Trot champion RC Royalty wired his elim field in 1:56.4. Here Comes Herbie, who was supplemented into the Matron, set the pac...
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Art's Day beats Rocknroll

on 11/06/2005 12:00 AM
Art's Day's first-over grind against Rocknroll Hanover paid off when he pulled away to a one-length victory in 1:51.3 in a Progress Pace elim Sunday night at Dover Downs. Rocknroll Hanover--the $1.8 million winner--started from post five and had command of the race before reaching the first quarter in :25.3. Then Rocknroll's driver, Brian Sears, yielded to Gryffindor passing the grandstand befo...
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Village Jolt holds on

on 11/06/2005 12:00 AM
Village Jolt led for most of the way in the first Progress Pace elimination and held on for a 1:50.4 victory. Stonebridge Regal, who led briefly before the first quarter, held on for second while Speed Demon was third. Speed Demon, driven by Jim Morand, raced first-over from the half all the way home. He pulled even with Village Jolt at the three-quarter mark (1:22.4), but the :27.1 third panel...
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1:55.4 by Nelson November

on 11/05/2005 12:00 AM
Nelson November, guided by trainer-driver Trond Smedshammer, won Friday's feature at Freehold Raceway, and in the process matched the world record for a 5-year-old or older trotting stallion on a half-mile track. Nelson November, a 5-year-old son of the French sire Coktail Jet, cut quarter-mile fractions of :28.1, :57.2, and 1:26.4 on his way to his 1:55.4 win, which matched Striking Ace's effo...
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L Dee's Val wins again

on 11/05/2005 12:00 AM
L Dee's Val won for the second straight week, this time wiring the field in 1:50.3. The 4-year-old mare has struggled this year while racing against Burning Point and Loyal Opposition, but she's picking up some cash in the top class at Woodbine. L Dee's Val was driven by Mark MacDonald. She won by 2 3/4 lengths over Jet Lag N with Illusionist third.
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CalEx carryover continues

on 11/04/2005 12:00 AM
On Thursday night at Cal-Expo, for the 11th consecutive card, fans wagering on the $2 Pick Six were unable to correctly select six of six winners. As a result, Friday night's carryover is a healthy $49,974.10. "Given how our fans having been betting into the pick six, there's no doubt in my mind that the pool for Friday's pick six will be at least $100,000, " stated Sacramento Harness Associat...
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Bedford Downs responds

on 11/04/2005 12:00 AM
Although the Pennsylvania State Harness Racing Commission stated it would not reveal the reasons it decided to reject the proposals by Centaur Inc. and Bedford Downs Management to build new racetracks in the state until next week, Bedford Downs issued the following press release following Thursday's decision: Bedford Downs Management, proposing a one-mile harness racing track project, is confid...
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Bartlett to Northfield

on 11/04/2005 12:00 AM
Maine-based driver Jason Bartlett, 24, has told the Kennebac Journal in Augusta that when Scarborough Downs closes next month he will head to Northfield Park in Cleveland where he will take on the likes of Greg Grismore and Aaron Merriman. Bartlett currently stands 24th on the national dash list with 312 victories. Bartlett began driving in 1998 and he currently has 908 career victories, 745 of...
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Escort dies

on 11/03/2005 12:00 AM
Escort, winner of the first Meadowlands Pace in 1977, died Wednesday at the Concorde Stud Farm in Cream Ridge, NJ, which had been his home since being retired from stallion duty in 1990. He was 31. According to farm owner David A. Meirs III, Escort laid down in tall grass on the farm, where he was tending to the newest weanling foals and just couldn't get up again. "Escort means a great dea...
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Morgan wins 3 in DD debut

on 11/03/2005 12:00 AM
Tony Morgan has shifted his base of operations to Dover Downs and he got off to a fast start at his new home by winning his first two drives at the track. He won with T Roy L Hanover in 1:55.3 in an $11,400 conditioned pace and then with Rocco And Gaetano in 1:53.4 in a $20,000 event. He finished the card with three victories as he won the finale with Fritzie Scoo Doo in 1:57.3. Coerfurst notch...
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Casino at Monticello?

on 11/03/2005 12:00 AM
Published reports state the St. Regis Mohawk Indian Tribe in New York has decided to drop its idea of building a casino at Kutsher's Sports Academy and only pursue building one at Monticello Raceway. The tribe sent a letter to the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs informing it of its decision. The tribe's application for a casino at Monticello Raceway was approved by the BIA in 2000, but it late...
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New driver for top frosh

on 11/03/2005 12:00 AM
Western Ace has drawn post six in the first of two Matron eliminations Saturday at Dover Downs, but for the first time the 2-year-old gelding who earlier this year won the $375,000 Woodrow Wilson Pace will not have driver Ron Pierce behind him. With Pierce opting off for the two-for-two Took Hanover (who drew post one), trainer and co-owner George Teague Jr. made the decision to use 2005 North Ame...
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No license issued in Pa.

on 11/03/2005 12:00 AM
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has reported Thursday morning that the Pennsylvania State Harness Racing Commission has rejected both Centaur Inc. and Bedford Downs Management Corp.'s applications for the state's fourth and final harness racing license. According to the story, the commission did not give reasons for rejecting the applicants at a hearing held Thursday morning but said it would do so...
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Cal carryover at $29,605

on 11/03/2005 12:00 AM
Fans wagering on Cal-Expo on Thursday night once again have a chance at big money, as the Pick Six on Wednesday night wasn't hit. Even with over $23,000 wagered into the Wednesday night pick six pool, and despite the highest win price of the six winner's being only $11.60, fans were only able to correctly select five of six. Since no one correctly selected six of six, Thursday's carryover is $...
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Mare overcomes post 8

on 11/02/2005 12:00 AM
Time Flies N won the $24,000 Open Handicap Pace for fillies and mares Tuesday at Dover Downs, the fourth win in the last five starts for the 6-year-old daughter of In The Pocket. With Brad Hanners driving from the outside post eight, Time Flies N led gate to wire to score in 1:53. Also winning at Dover Tuesday was Four Winds N, a 5-year-old daughter of Beach Towel who scored in an $11,000 condi...
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Fla. poker rules shot down

on 11/02/2005 12:00 AM
Published reports Tuesday state that a Florida court has ruled that the agency that overseeings the card rooms at racetracks and jai alai frontons in Florida exceeded its authority when it attempted to limit jackpots and establish other regulations. Lawyers for Calder Race Course Dania Jai-Alai had challenged the Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering's rules last year. One of the attorneys said afte...
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Future: stud or racing?

on 11/02/2005 12:00 AM
Although two weeks ago trainer Kelly O'Donnell said he was hoping to start Little Brown Jug winner P-Forty-Seven in the Breeders Crown later this month at the Meadowlands, he has decided instead to shut the sophomore colt down for the year. "I think he was just a little tired, and since I didn't want to take a chance on him looking bad, we just quit with him," O'Donnell told harnessracing.com W...
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