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History of Pompano Park

on 02/01/2005 12:00 AM
Pompano Park Harness Track and Arcadia Publishing will debut its newest book on the history of the track this Friday, Feb. 5. In Images of America: Pompano Park Harness Track, award-winning historian Frank J. Cavaioli, Ph D, has researched Pompano Park's archival collection of original images and selected the most memorable ones to produce a book certain to entertain and inform. Long a propone...
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OHHA sues Windsor

on 02/01/2005 12:00 AM
The Ontario Harness Horse Association has launched a class action suit against Windsor Raceway, claiming $10 million in damages resulting from the Raceway's closure in early January 2005 and its failure to schedule 153 days of live racing, thereby breaching its agreement with the horsemen. In a release issued by the OHHA, it states that the suit claims that the Raceway failed to meet its respon...
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McIntosh appeals positive

on 02/01/2005 12:00 AM
Ontario-based trainer Doug McIntosh has received a six-month suspension from the Illinois Racing Commission after the filly trotter Strong Tea had a positive test after winning the $160,000 American-National final at Balmoral Park last November. McIntosh, who has never before had a positive test in his 30-plus years of training, told The Horseman Tuesday afternoon he has already appealed and has b...
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Jag de Bellouet wins

on 01/30/2005 12:00 AM
Jag de Bellouet captured the $1,300,000 Prix d'Amerique Sunday afternoon at Vincennes racetrack outside Paris. The 1-2 favorite dominated the race, pulling away in the stretch drive to win by approximately three lengths over Gigant Neo with Ilster d'Espiens third. A field of 18 went to the post on a foggy, misty afternoonwith the temperature in the mid-30s. Jag de Bellouet was among the early ...
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Loyal Opposition ready

on 01/30/2005 12:00 AM
Loyal Opposition is ready for a comeback. The now 5-year-old mare qualified this past Wednesday at Balmoral in rein to Andy Miller, pacing in 1:57 for the one-mile test. "She qualified well on Wednesday at Balmoral, winning easily in 1:57, with :27 on the end of it," said Miller. "It'll take her a few starts to get really sharp, but she should have no trouble getting back into gear off of those...
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Hanover Chance N Wires

on 01/29/2005 12:00 AM
Hanover Chance N, driven by David Miller, scored a wire-to-wire victory in the $42,500 mares open pace Friday night at the Meadowlands. Miller picked up his third winner from the first five races, guiding Hanover Chance N in a well-rated mile in 1:55.2. "Looking at the program, I didn't think there would be much speed in the race," said Miller. "But I didn't think I'd get the first quarter in ...
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Snowshoe Series begins

on 01/29/2005 12:00 AM
Night Sounds and Grand Bend Turbo scored opening round victories in the Snowshoe Pacing Series for 3 and 4 year olds at Woodbine Friday night. Night Sounds, with Mario Ballargeon in the bike, drew off to a 3 1/2-length victory over Pacific Jerry and Luc Ouellette in a lifetime best 1:55.1. It was the fourth win in the last five starts for the 4-year-old son of Artsplace. He's owned by the same ...
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Winning streak ends

on 01/29/2005 12:00 AM
Despite a valiant effort in the race, Hilarious Margie saw her seven-race winning streak come to a close Friday at Pompano Park, losing by a head to race favorite Susan M in 1:55.4. Susan M and driver Wally Hennessey went right to the front from the rail, with Hilarious Margie and driver Bruce Ranger leaving and getting the two-hole trip. After the opening quarter in :27.4., Ranger moved Hilar...
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Moats to Illinois Hall

on 01/29/2005 12:00 AM
Tex Moats, a Standardbred trainer for 35 years and the current Illinois Department of Agriculture bureau chief of county fairs and horse racing, will be inducted into the Illinois Harness Horse Association Hall of Fame Saturday, Jan. 29, at Balmoral Park. Moats is known for training outstanding 2- and 3-year old colts and fillies, including 1991 Illinois Horse of the Year Panic Attack. Without...
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Life Source breezes

on 01/29/2005 12:00 AM
Life Source sat a pocket trip behind the pace-setting Make It Brief for three quarters of the mile then brushed into the lead inside the final furlong and won the postponed $50,000 second leg of the Presidential Series at the Meadowlands Saturday night in 1:50.1 George Brennan was at the lines of Life Source as the 8-year-old Life Sign gelding stalked Make It Brief and Pat Lachance through frac...
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Complex to Rare Jewel

on 01/29/2005 12:00 AM
Rare Jewel and Brian Sears swooped into the lead at the :54.2 half and was never threatened the rest of the mile en route to a 1:51.1 victory in the $95,000 final of the Complex Series at the Meadowlands Saturday night. A 1:54.2 winner in last week's second leg of the series, Rare Jewel defeated the race favorite JK Royal Flush and David Miller by 1 1/4 lengths with Nightmareonelm and George B...
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Great Expense in upset

on 01/29/2005 12:00 AM
Great Expense rushed four wide to the wire and scored a 1:50.2 upset victory in the $90,000 final of the Clyde Hirt Series at the Meadowlands Saturday night. Going off at odds of 10 to 1, Great Expense and Daniel Dube were fifth at the tree quarters as Master This and Brian Sears were attempting their third straight wire-to-wire trip in the series. But on this night Master This faltered in the ...
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Crombes Last Laugh sweeps

on 01/29/2005 12:00 AM
Crombes Last Laugh held off the late challenge by Buckeye One and captured the $56,300 ( C ) final of the Willowdale Pacing Series at Woodbine Saturday night in 1:51.4. Steve Condren was in the bike as the 4-year-old Abercrombie gelding swept into the lead in the homestretch past the pace-setting Rapid Dialing, then held off Buckeye One and Mike Saftic by a neck to complete a sweep of the serie...
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AdvantEdge return tonight

on 01/28/2005 12:00 AM
AdvantEdge sulkies, made by Evolution Racing, will be back on the track at the Meadowlands, starting tonight. The sulkies, associated with driver-trainer Tom Harmer, were sidelined Jan. 15 in response to the collapse of a bike driven by Cat Manzi, which took place a few minutes before the Meadowlands' sixth race Friday night, Jan. 14. "Evolution Racing was proactive in submitting pertinent i...
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Serenity Seelster scores

on 01/28/2005 12:00 AM
Favored Serenity Seelster captured the $33,534 final of the Miss Vera Bars series at Woodbine Thursday night, defeating Lady D M by three quarters of a length in 1:55.4. Tony Kerwood was at the lines of the Camluck lass as she pulled first-over at the half and tracked down the pace-setting Lady DM and Mike Saftic. Serenity Seelster opened a 1 1/2-length lead early in the stretch then held on a...
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Call him Coach Teague

on 01/28/2005 12:00 AM
Trainer George Teague Jr. has been honored by the Delaware Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association with the Tubby Raymond Coach of the Year Award. At festivities Thursday night in Delaware, Teague accepted the award, the first time it has ever been given to someone other than a regular team coach. "It was definitely a big surprise. I didn't know what to say when I first got up there," Teague...
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He's a champion on ice

on 01/28/2005 12:00 AM
Carry The Mar captured Thursday night's $12,000 Champion On Ice Trotting Series final at Balmoral Park. Trained and driven by Homer Hochstetler, Carry The Mar prevailed by a half-length over John R Yankee in 1:58.4 despite being parked the entire mile and moving three wide in the final turn. A 5-year-old Carry The Message gelding, Carry The Mar is owned by Jeanne Marquis. After making a break a...
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Malabar Man, Plesac to NY

on 01/28/2005 12:00 AM
Reports of Malabar Man being exported or not being exported to Italy have continued through the month, but Winbak Farm of New York has reported that the trotting stallion will definitely continue to stand at that site. Also standing at stud this year at WInbak of New York will be the stakes-winning free-for-all trotter Plesac, 1:52.2 ($2,501,758).
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Willow Wiper dies

on 01/28/2005 12:00 AM
Willow Wiper, the 1982 Aged Pacer of the Year in Canada, has died at the age of 27. The son of Windshield Wiper was in Thorndale, Ont., at the farm of Richard Griffiths. Willow Wiper retired with a mark of 1:53.2, 43 wins and $606,395 - more than $417,000 earned in 1982--for owner Robert Hamather. As a stallion, Willow Wiper sired the winners of more than $6 million, including the $532,000-wi...
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Pacific Illusion Rallies

on 01/27/2005 12:00 AM
Pacific Illusion, driven by John Campbell, followed the outside flow and moved five-wide in the stretch, getting up for a three-quarter length victory in the $54,250 White Ruffles final at the Meadowlands Wednesday night. Pacific Illusion paced the mile in a lifetime best 1:54.1, edging Wind Storm. Bottom Dealer was third by 2 1/4 lengths. Smashingpringipisa, the even money favorite, faded to f...
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