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Woodbine retention changes

on 06/09/2005 2:00 AM
Woodbine Racetrack has announced that because of the hot weather, the retention barn has been canceled for Friday night's program and horses competing in Saturday's North America Cup eliminations will be held for retention at Mohawk. "Due to extreme warm weather conditions in the Toronto area, retention has been cancelled for horses participating in Friday evening's card of racing from Woodbine...
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Part Indy quarantine lifted

on 06/08/2005 2:00 AM
The quarantine of 45 horses at Indiana Downs has been lifted and officials are now looking to fulfill requirements to rescind the quarantine placed on the receiving barn. The state Board of Animal Health lifted the quarantine Tuesday, June 7, after all horses in the barn showed clean cultures for three weeks. Nine other horses returned positive PCR tests, and will be removed from the grounds un...
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Anne Moller dies

on 06/08/2005 2:00 AM
Anne Moller, the wife of Bjorn "Tarzan" Berglund, died recently as the result of skin cancer. She was 37. The couple resided in Sweden the past five years and have two children, Holly, 7, and Glenn, 3. Berglund, one of the most popular figures around the racetrack in the 1990s, was nicknamed "Tarzan" by the late Swedish trainer Soren Landin because of his physique and strength. He spent 15 year...
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Northville appeals Magna

on 06/08/2005 2:00 AM
Northville Downs in Michigan has filed an appeal to the Office of Michigan Racing Commissioner of the license granted last month to Magna Entertainment to build a new Thoroughbred racetrack in nearby Romulus. In its appeal, the track reportedly is arguing that a third track in the metro-Detroit area would oversatuate the market and force it to close. Magna received the license and stated it pl...
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10-cent supers at Monticello

on 06/08/2005 2:00 AM
Monticello Raceway has announced it will become the latest track to add 10-cent superfecta wagering. Several tracks already offer the reduced bet, including Hawthorne, Scioto Downs and Lebanon, and The Red Mile recently announced it would be doing the same when its meet opens next month. Monticello offers superfecta wagering three times daily, and will begin the 10-cent option Monday, June 13. ...
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Monotony gets to Palone

on 06/08/2005 2:00 AM
Driver Dave Palone told The Horseman Wednesday afternoon that a combination of his frustration at the lack of progress regarding the addition of slot machines at The Meadows and just plain boredom has led to his decision to try and race elsewhere over the weekends - beginning Saturday at the Meadowlands. Palone said he had a chance to pick up drives in the Lynch at Pocono Downs or the Battle of...
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Start of race questioned

on 06/07/2005 2:00 AM
The fallout from Saturday's controversial start in the Pacing Classic at Woodbine continues as owner Richard Banca Sr. has filed an appeal regarding the track stewards placing of his horse Life Source from second to 12th after driver George Brennan started out of position. Instead of starting from the trailing 12 post, Brennan--claiming afterward he had trouble holding the horse--left from the two...
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Three elims for NA Cup

on 06/07/2005 2:00 AM
A total of 25 three-year-old pacing colts have drawn into three $50,000 eliminations for the Pepsi North America Cup on Saturday night at Woodbine. Village Jolt will start in the first elim while Rocknroll Hanover will take on Leading X Ample in the second elim. First elim--race 3 1--I Zee 2--Gold Dust Beach 3--Tidewater 4--Silent Swing 5--Village Jolt 6--Four Starz Sisco 7--With Antic...
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Bike breaks, then banned

on 06/06/2005 2:00 AM
An AdvantEdge sulky broke in the post parade of a race at Hoosier Park Sunday night, prompting the presiding judge to ban the bikes in future races. Just last Wednesday night an AdvantEdge bike collapsed at the wire at the Meadowlands, prompting an investigation by the New Jersey Racing Commission. As for the incident at Hoosier Park, an AdvantEdge sulky had broken there on the night of the Dan...
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Brennan fined $200

on 06/06/2005 2:00 AM
Driver George Brennan has received a fine of $200(C) as a result of being out of position with Life Source at the start of the Pacing Classic Saturday night at Woodbine. Life Source was supposed to leave from the trailing 12 post position but Brennan reportedly was having trouble holding onto the 8-year-old pacer and squeezed his way onto the gate, interfering with Daniel Dube and Eaton Road Kill,...
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Hochstetler at Hawthorne

on 06/06/2005 2:00 AM
Trainer Homer Hochstetler won three of the 12 races on the opening card of the 2005 harness meet at Hawthorne Race Course. Hochstetler's winners included Young's Tower, who captured the $15,500 Open Pace for mares in 1:51.3 by a nose over Odds On Charmaine. The Hochstetler-trained Parklane Powerful was third. Also on the opening Hawthorne card, Joe Anderson won big with the 3-year-old pacing ge...
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Babys debut at the Big M

on 06/04/2005 2:00 AM
Celebrity Sweedie, a Yankee Glide half-sister to the $284,000-winning Chip Dot Com, kicked off the 2005 baby-race season at the Meadowlands Saturday morning with a 2:00.3 victory for driver Brian Sears. Nine races for freshmen went postward, with the morning speed badge going to Columbia Court, a son of Pacific Fella-Southwind Katy who scored in 1:58.1 for trainer-driver Alex Kavoleff. Other...
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2006 NHHC date announced

on 06/04/2005 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands has announced a date for the Second National Harness Handicapping Championship--April 22, 2006. Wagering outlets across North America may once again participate in the NHHC by hosting qualifying events now through March 25, 2006. Seventeen wagering outlets staged qualifiers for the inaugural NHHC and more than 100 entrants participated in the final on April 2, 2005. Jim Lang of...
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Classic Series action

on 06/04/2005 2:00 AM
Mr. Muscleman trotted the fastest mile ever in Canada and Rainbow Blue stretched her winning streak to 12 to highlight an exciting second round of Classic Series action at Woodbine Saturday night. Mr. Muscleman opened up the Classic festivities with a dominating 1:51.1 victory in the first of two Trotting Classic divisions. Mr. Muscleman easily powered by Cash Hall down the stretch to win handi...
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Currier & Ives Filly Trot

on 06/04/2005 2:00 AM
Creditability, Yankee Victory OM and Sunseeker Kosmos emerged victorious in their respective $28,401 divisions of the Currier & Ives 3-Year-Old Filly Trot at The Meadows Saturday night. Sam Noble drove Crediability to her second straight victory, defeating Coulantine and Sneaky Speed. The daughter of Credit Winner is trained by Noble for owner Steve Jones. Making her first career start, Yank...
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Jerry's Cadet wins 100th

on 06/04/2005 2:00 AM
Jerry's Cadet won his 100th career race Saturday night at Hazel Park. With co-owner Jeff James driving, Jerry's Cadet was victorious in 1:55.3. Making his 257th career start, the win was an emotional one for James as last week co-owner Ernie Schneider passed away. Schneider's wife, Dianne, and family were at Hazel Park for the race and were honored in the winner's circle. Joining in the present...
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Sophs star in Burlingtons

on 06/04/2005 2:00 AM
Three-year-old pacing colts were in action Saturday night at Woodbine with three $100,000(C) Burlington divisions going postward. Runover Feeling, P Forty Seven and Leading X Ample came up winners. Runover Feeling rushed past Roddys Bags Again in the final strides to win the opening split in 1:50.2. Wayne LA finished third. Driven by Ron Pierce, Runover Feeling posted a career mark for trainer ...
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NJSS action at the Big M

on 06/04/2005 2:00 AM
Jo Pa's Shark and Dawn Ofa New Day won their respective New Jersey Sire Stakes divisions for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Jo Pa's Shark won the first $36,650 division in 1:50, dropping more than five full seconds off his previous career best. Driven by Mark Kesmodel for trainer Jim Campbell, the son of Cam's Card Shark defeated Theredandpanlines with Spe...
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Check your Ill. calendar

on 06/03/2005 2:00 AM
If you're a harness racing fan in Illinois it's time to bring out your calendar. Beginning Sunday, June 7, all three harness tracks in Chicagoland will be racing simultaneously through the end of August. In this first-of-a-kind schedule, Hawthorne begins its 2005 season on Sunday night and will also race Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings. Balmoral Park will race Tuesday and Saturday nights ...
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Ken Warkentin in 1:55.1

on 06/03/2005 2:00 AM
Ken Warkentin, one of the top picks to capture this year's Hambletonian, won a qualifying race at the Meadowlands Friday morning, trotting the mile in 1:55.1 with a last quarter in :28. David Miller, his usual driver, was in the sulky behind Ken Warkentin, the 2004 Dan Patch 2-Year-Old Colt Trotter of the Year. Miller gave the colt a three-hole trip while Corleone Kosmos set the pace. Jimmy ...
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