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Lady Suffolk at Freehold

on 05/13/2005 2:00 AM
Margarita Nights and Laughing Louder won the two divisions of the Lady Suffolk Trot at Freehold Raceway Friday afternoon. Margrita Nights, a filly by Yankee Glide, scored in 1:58.4 for driver Steve Smith after enjoying a two-hole trip behind Motivational. Laughing Louder, who won by a neck in 2:00.1, also enjoyed a two-hole trip. The pacesetter was Drinks Like A Fish, who finished second but...
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6,000 wins for Ranger

on 05/12/2005 2:00 AM
Bruce Ranger, the winningest driver in the history of Pompano Park, scored his 6,000th career win Wednesday night, guiding the unbeaten 3-year-old gelding Elvis Cole to victory in the seventh race. Ranger, 45, is now ranked 30th in the history of harness racing for dashes won. Last year Ranger was ranked sixth in the nation in victories. During his career the Maine native has won 10 driving and...
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Canadian Hall of Fame

on 05/12/2005 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group chairman David Willmot, trainer Stew Firlotte and stallion Garland Lobell have been elected for induction into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. Also elected were outstanding performers Glorys Comet and Armbro Omaha. Willmot was elected in the Builders' category and was recognized for his efforts in helping the financially-trouble Ontario Jockey Club in the mi...
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Tough drug rules for Ky.

on 05/12/2005 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council voted unanimously at a Thursday afternoon meeting to present a comprehensive list of penalties for medication violations to the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority for its approval at its meeting Monday afternoon, May 16. The Drug Council, with the Standardbred industry represented by Walnut Hall Ltd.'s Alan Leavitt and the Kentucky Harness Horsemen's Asso...
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Action possible in Fla.

on 05/11/2005 2:00 AM
According to a report in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel newspaper, Broward County commissioners are considering taking whatever action they can to get slots up and running at the county's pari-mutuel facilities, which includes Pompano Park. Last week the Florida legislature failed to pass legislation to regulate slot machine gambling at Broward County's pari-mutuel venues. County commissioners ...
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Progress for Tioga Downs

on 05/11/2005 2:00 AM
Tioga County lawmakers introduced a bill Tuesday that would permit video lottery terminals (VLTs) at Tioga Downs. County lawmakers must approve VLTs, but will first hold a public hearing on June 10. According to the Binghamton (NY) Press & Sun, a final vote is expected June 14. Tioga Downs is owned by Jeffrey Gural and TrackPower, a company whose principals are Standardbred owners John and Paul...
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Kikikatie wins qualifier

on 05/11/2005 2:00 AM
Kikikatie, the 2003 Two-Year-Old Filly Pacer of the Year, won a qualifier Wednesday at Balmoral Park in 1:57. With Dale Hiteman driving for trainer Joe Seekman, Kikikatie finished 9/2 lengths ahead of the closest of her four rivals. A 4-year-old daughter of Real Artist, Kikikatie is owned by Lee and Linda DeVisser. She has won 19 of 28 career races, including a Mistletoe Shalee victory last yea...
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Top colts vie in NJSS

on 05/10/2005 2:00 AM
Top sophomore pacing prospects Village Jolt and Rocknroll Hanover will make their 2005 pari-mutuel debuts in divisions of the opening round of New Jersey Sire Stakes at the Meadowlands Saturday night. Village Jolt, named the Dan Patch Award winner as the best of his division last year, has drawn post six in the second of the two divisions (5th race) for the sophomore colt pacers and will have t...
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Top performer and sire

on 05/09/2005 2:00 AM
No Nukes, who turned heads with his speed as a young colt and then went on to sire the top stallions Western Hanover and Jate Lobell, died Monday morning at Hanover Shoe Farm's New Jersey division. He was 26. A son of Oil Burner-Gidget Lobell, No Nukes won four of six starts as a 2 year old and paced to a mark of 1:56.3. At age three he lowered his record to 1:52.1 in a time trial and was a top...
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A filly for Pizza Dolce

on 05/09/2005 2:00 AM
Pizza Dolce, one of the sport's few trotting fillies to cover the mile in under 1:53, has given birth to her first foal. Pizza Dolce delivered a filly by Kadabra at Peninsula Farm in Kentucky on Friday (May 6). Pizza Dolce, a daughter of Conway Hall, sports a career mark of 1:52.4 and earnings of $668,824. She won 14 of 23 career starts.
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Noble wins 4,000th

on 05/07/2005 2:00 AM
Driver Sam "Chip" Noble III won his 4,000th career race Friday night, reaching the milestone in the second race of the opening night card at Scioto Downs. Noble drove Lucyanna to a wire-to-wire 1:57.1 victory.
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Sisco A Berry's Creek Star

on 05/07/2005 2:00 AM
Four Starz Sisco bounced back from a poor finish a week ago to win the $225,450 Berry's Creek final at the Meadowlands on Saturday night, May 7, in strong fashion. The victory was the first in the event for Four Starzzzz Stable, whose other two starters--Four Starzzz King in 2004 and Four Starzzz Shark in 2001--missed winning by a nose and a head, respectively. The victory in 1:50.3, a fifth of...
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Manzi passes Case

on 05/07/2005 2:00 AM
Cat Manzi scored the 11,028th driving victory of his career with The Intimidator in the tenth race Saturday, May 7, at the Meadowlands. With this trip to the winner's circle he became the second leading driver by wins of all time. Earlier on the card Manzi, 54, scored win number 11,027 to equal Walter Case Jr.'s career tally. Now he trails only Herve Fillion, who has 15,103 wins.
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Ideal News Rallies

on 05/06/2005 2:00 AM
Ideal News, who swept the Blossom Series last month, extended her winning streak to four in a $15,000 condition pace Thursday night at the Meadowlands. Ideal News rallied from off the pace and drew off to a 1 3/4-length victory over Figure The Odds. Freezer Cash was third. John Campbell guided Ideal News, a 3-year-old daughter of Western Ideal, to her fourth win in five starts this year. The...
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Daley gets extension

on 05/06/2005 2:00 AM
Trainer Noel Daley has received another extension of his pre-trial hearing on medication violations. According to Harness Tracks of America's Executive Newsletter, Daley received the extension Thursday, May 5, when the prosecution asked for a postponement because a laboratory has not completed its analysis of the items found in Daley's barn during a search March 2. Prosecutor Mark Tarantino sai...
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Lawsuit in Florida?

on 05/06/2005 2:00 AM
With only today left in the Florida legislative session, the chances of passing a slots bill for Broward County are very slim. And if a bill is not passed, one of the pari-mutuel entities that would benefit from slots legislation could take the Legislature to court. "They're going to end up with a lawsuit," Daniel Adkins , vice president of Hartman & Tyner Inc., owner of Hollywood Greyhound Tra...
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Village Jolt in 1:52.2

on 05/06/2005 2:00 AM
Last year's 2-Year-Old Colt Pacer of the Year Village Jolt won his third consecutive qualifier Friday morning, May 6, at the Meadowlands, this time in 1:52.2 by 2 ½ lengths. With Ron Pierce driving, Village Jolt paced a final quarter of :27.4 to defeat last year's New Jersey Sire Stakes final winner Eleven AM and Bluegrass Stakes winner Getting Real, who were second and third, respectively. ...
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Rainbow Blue wins by head

on 05/06/2005 2:00 AM
Rainbow Blue won the Open Mares Pace at the Meadowlands on Friday night, May 6, as expected, but Glowing Report was successful in closing the gap between herself and the reigning Horse of the Year. Directed by Ron Pierce, Rainbow Blue cut the mile with comfortable fractions, but had to sprint a :26 last quarter to hold off a powerful stretch challenge from the pocketsitting Glowing Report and d...
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Copywriter in 1:53.2

on 05/05/2005 2:00 AM
Copywriter, a 3-year-old Artsplace filly bred and owned by Brittany Farms, won her first start of the season at the Meadowlands Wednesday night, scoring in 1:53.2 by 1 1/2 lengths. Last season Copywriter won one of her seven starts, taking her mark of 1:53 in the Hayes Memorial at Du Quoin.
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Lotteria field set

on 05/04/2005 2:00 AM
The 56th edition of the Gran Premio Lotteria will be raced at the Agnano track in Naples, Italy, Sunday May 8. It has three divisions/eliminations with eight trotters in each and is raced with a final and a consolation for a total purse of about $800,000. The purse for the final will be $600,000. There can still be scratches until May 6, but the withdrawn horses will be replaced with substitute...
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