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Maywood Park robbed

on 03/03/2005 12:00 AM
Maywood Park was robbed of an undisclosed amount of cash Wednesday morning by two armed gunmen. The robbers struck at about 8 a.m. shortly after money was dropped off at the track by an armored truck, according to a spokeswoman for the Cook County sheriff's office. According to Thursday's Chicago Tribune, a description of the robbers was not available
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Prov. Cup must go May 29

on 03/03/2005 12:00 AM
The Ontario Racing Commission has ruled that Windsor Raceway must hold the Provincial Cup on its scheduled date of May 29. Last week the track announced it was postponing the race until an undetermined date in the fall. According to the ORC, the track would be in violation of a rule of racing that declares the date and place where early and late-closing events will be raced must be announced be...
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No surprises in 2nd round

on 03/03/2005 12:00 AM
Theresa Hall and Smashingpringipisa captured their respective $16,000 divisions of the second leg of the Night Style Series at the Meadowlands Wednesday night. Both mares had also won their divisions in last week's opening round. Trained by George Anthony and driven by John Campbell, the Joel Tobia-owned Theresa Hall won in 1:54.1, her third win in six starts this year. Wind Storm was a length ...
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Jug offers future wagering

on 03/03/2005 12:00 AM
For the second year in a row, there will be future wagering on the Little Brown Jug. There will be three early betting sessions available on the race that will be held at the Delaware, Ohio County Fairgrounds on Sept. 22, with 23 individual horses listed and one "all others" entry. Unlike last year, there will be no future wagering on the Jugette. The first betting session will take place June ...
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Slots at Windsor up

on 03/03/2005 12:00 AM
A story in the Windsor Star stated that third-quarter revenue from the slot machines at Windsor Raceway last year was $17 million, an increase from $16.3 million the same period the previous year. The average number of daily patrons was 2,883 compared to 2,606 in 2003. The increase in business at the racetrack was in direct opposition to the numbers released for Casino Windsor. That casino saw ...
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Kinseys admit guilt

on 03/02/2005 12:00 AM
Delaware horsemen Robert Kinsey Sr. and his son, Robert Jr., pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court Tuesday to animal cruelty charges. The elder Kinsey admitted he beat a horse onthe head and face with a shovel after it kicked his wife, Louise, on the leg last June. The younger Kinsey admitted he punched that same horse. In addition, the elder Kinsey was fined $500 and ordered to pay prosecution ...
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Tawny no kitten in Open

on 03/02/2005 12:00 AM
Tawny got up in the final strides Tuesday to win the featured $25,000 Open Handicap Pace for mares at Dover Downs, crossing the wire in 1:53.1 for trainer-driver Brad Hanners. The Skip Miller-owned Tawny got away fifth in the field of five, with Hanners pulling his charge to the outside behind cover down the backstretch. The field was four across turning for home, with Tawny outclosing the comp...
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Northville back in action

on 03/02/2005 12:00 AM
Northville Downs was back in action Tuesday night and it was a 3-year-old trotting filly named Virginia In Action that won the first race contested over the half-miler since Feb. 5. The Michigan track had been shut down for live racing since due to an outbreak of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV) and the entire barn area was also quarantined. Despite heavy snow the day before that prompted the cancella...
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Codey wants Big M VLTs

on 03/02/2005 12:00 AM
Although he never specifically mentioned video lottery terminals (VLTs) in his 2006 New Jersey budget address Tuesday, New Jersey's Acting Gov. Richard J. Codey has included $150 million in revenue to be brought in by the addition of the machines at the Meadowlands. Codey is reportedly hoping to have a temporary facility in place at the Meadowlands in 2006 with 1,500-2,000 VLTs in operation. ...
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Haws named USTA director

on 03/02/2005 12:00 AM
Jerry Haws, the president and sales manager of the Blooded Horse Sales Company, has been appointed to the U.S. Trotting Association Board of Directors by the membership directors in USTA District 6-B, which is comprised of states in the southeast United States, except Florida. Haws will take the place of Bill Sanders, who resigned last month after nine years on the board due to "increased busi...
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68 nominated to stake

on 03/02/2005 12:00 AM
The Red Mile's race secretary Nick Salvi has told The Horseman the inaugural $225,000 (est.) Moni Maker for 3-year-old filly trotters scheduled for September has drawn 68 nominations, including the winners of virtually every headline stake in 2004. Among the nominees to the Moni Maker, which will have eliminations Sept. 10 and final Sept. 17, is the Dan Patch Award-winning Solveig. She is joine...
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Hambo champ retires

on 03/01/2005 12:00 AM
Scarlet Knight, the son of Pine Chip who returned to the United States as a 3 year old and won the 2001 Hambletonian, the first horse to return from abroad to win a major stake, has been retired by trainer and owner Stefan Melander. A $17,000 yearling purchase by Melander, Scarlet Knight went on to win 41 of 68 career starts over two continents, and $2,559,442 in purses. He won the Hambletonian...
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AA Theory to Indiana

on 03/01/2005 12:00 AM
Meadowlands Pace winner Allamerican Theory has been retired and will head to stallion duty at Schwartz Boarding Farm in Indiana. The 5-year-old son of Jenna's Beach Boy made his final start Feb. 23 at the Meadowlands. "He was one of the most hard-luck horses that has ever been around," trainer Des Tackoor told The Horseman. "At the best of times he was great, the other times there was always a ...
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Ky Senate passes tax plan

on 03/01/2005 12:00 AM
The Kentucky State Senate passed Gov. Ernie Fletcher's tax modernization bill by a vote of 37-0 late Monday night. The bill includes two horse industry provisions, one of which would direct tax money to breed incentive programs. The bill will now go into Conference Committee where disagreements over the provisions of the Senate bill and previously passed House bill will be negotiated. So far, t...
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Announcer Miller dies

on 03/01/2005 12:00 AM
George Miller, the announcer at Saratoga Harness Raceway for 24 years from 1958 through 1981, died Friday, Feb. 25, at the age of 89. Mr. Miller joined the publicity department at Saratoga in 1947, later becoming the announcer at Vernon Downs in 1995, when he called Adios Harry's world-record 1:55 mile. Other tracks he called races at over the yeras were Baltimore Raceway, Maywood Park, Phoenix...
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Bowie's horse wins final

on 02/28/2005 12:00 AM
Boo's Boy tipped out of the pocket at the top of the stretch and went on to a stakes record 1:51.3 victory for driver Jim Morrill Jr. in the $77,000 Senior Trendsetter final at the Meadowlands Sunday afternoon. Hi Ho Silver Star edged pacesetter Fate's Place for runner-up honors. A 4-year-old gelded son of Cambest, Boo's Boy is trained by Richard J. Banca for owner Sam Bowie. The win was Boo...
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Windsor moves Prov. Cup

on 02/28/2005 12:00 AM
Windsor Raceway has announced that the 40th annual Provincial Cup, originally scheduled for May 29, will be rescheduled to a date in the fall. The track did not begin racing this year until Jan. 23 due to licensing issues. "It takes time for an operation the size of Windsor Raceway to return to normal after a disruption in operations such as we experienced in January. This Provincial Cup will ...
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Meadows & Yonkers cancels

on 02/28/2005 12:00 AM
The Meadows and Yonkers Raceway have canceled their Monday night live racing cards due to a snowstorm spreading through the Northeast. Also, the Meadowlands has announced that it will not be open for simulcasting.
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He Wants It All wins Isle

on 02/27/2005 12:00 AM
He Wants It All and driver Tony Morgan led from start to finish in capturing the $160,200 Isle of the Pacing Series Final at Pompano Park Saturday. He Wants It All won by 1 1/4 lengths in 1:50.4 over Maltese Artist and Dee Magic Man. Trained by Tom Harmer and owned by Michael Polansky, it was the second straight win and third victory of the year for He Wants It All, a 5-year-old stallion by Th...
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Chucaro Ahijuna sweeps

on 02/27/2005 12:00 AM
Chucaro Ahijuna and driver Kevin Wallis took the lead after the opening quarter in the $80,000 Mack Lobell Trotting Series and sped away to a 1 3/4-length triumph in 1:53.3, the fastest trotting mile ever in the 41-year history of Pompano Park. The mark surpassed the former world record set by Mack Lobell in 1987 of 1:54.1. Trained by Paul Bernardo and owned by the Berry Stable, it was the thi...
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