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First Aquarius leg

on 02/12/2005 12:00 AM
Live Out Loud enjoyed a pylon-skimming trip and took advantage of an opening in the stretch to win the $35,000 opening leg of the Aquarius Series for 4-year-old open pacers Saturday night at the Meadowlands. The time of the mile was 1:51.3. Driven and trained by Patrick Lachance, Live Out Loud held off the quick-charging JK's Royal Flush by a head. Brandon's Cowboy, who fought hard to get the l...
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Three in a row for Johnny

on 02/12/2005 12:00 AM
Johnny Be Cool N won his third straight race at the Meadowlands, this time capturing the $80,000 Jenna's Beach Boy Invitational for open pacers Saturday night in 1:51. Johnny Be Cool N, who paid $12, capitalized on a second-over trip behind Sagebrush and out-sprinted him to the wire. Eaton Road Kill was third. Gary Scurlock trains Johnny B Cool N for owner Robert Ranquist Jr. of the Chicago...
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Mack Lobell Series opens

on 02/12/2005 12:00 AM
Track record holders Chucaro Ahijuna and Damon Runyon made four- and three-wide sweeping moves, respectively, on the final turn to capture their $17,500 divisions of the opening round of the Mack Lobell Trotting Series Friday at Pompano Park. After a three-quarters in 1:25.3 race favorite Hellava Hush (Steve condren) tipped three-wide and on the final turn Chucaro Ahijuna (Kevin Wallis)went fo...
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John R. Gaines dies

on 02/12/2005 12:00 AM
John R. Gaines, who, in addition to developing Gainesway Farm into one of the world's leading Thoroughbred establishments, was a prominent owner of Standardbreds, died Friday at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Ky. He was 76. Mr. Gaines and his father, Clarence F. Gaines, captured both the 1966 and 1967 Hambletonians with Kerry Way and Speedy Streak, respectively. In addition to his direct...
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Jr. Trendsetter action

on 02/11/2005 12:00 AM
David Miller, the leading driver at the Meadowlands, guided both Jo Pa's Shark and Four One One to victory in the first two of four $12,500 divisions of the Junior Trendsetter Series Thursday night at the Meadowlands. Jo Pa's Shark drew off to a 1 3/4-length victory over Mega Hall in the first division. Jo Pa's Shark, trained by Mark Harder for the Emposimato Stables, paced the mile in a 1:55.1...
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Belcher files appeal

on 02/11/2005 12:00 AM
Late Wednesday an attorney for trainer Jenny Belcher asked an Ohio judge to dismiss their lawsuit against the Ohio State Racing Commission and Northfield Park. The case was dismissed without prejudice and then Belcher's attorney quickly filed an appeal with the racing commission of her one-year suspension for a positive test and also requested a split sample test be performed. Since that develo...
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USHWA honors Codey

on 02/11/2005 12:00 AM
The N.J. chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association is honoring New Jersey Acting Governor Richard J. Codey for his long-time commitment to the horse racing industry with a special recognition award at the group's annual awards dinner Feb. 13 at Caesar's Atlantic City. During a 31-year legislative career as a state assemblyman and senator, Codey who is State Senate President in ad...
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1,000 wins for Zendt

on 02/11/2005 12:00 AM
Brian Zendt, 29, has all the genes to be a great driver. His father Bill has 2,922 wins in his driving career and his grandfather Wilbur was a leading driver at Northfield Park and is still active in the sport. Brian took a huge step in following in the family tradition when he drove his 1,000th winner Thursday night at The Meadows. Brian went into the 11-race program needing only one win in ...
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Another affect of outbreak

on 02/11/2005 12:00 AM
Horses that have raced at Northville Downs in 2005 which are consigned to the Winter Speed Sale (at Delaware, Ohio from Feb. 14-16) are being withdrawn from the sale due to the outbreak of equine herpes virus on the Northville backstretch. The viral outbreak has shut down racing at Northville for the weekend while veterinarians run tests and evaluate the horse population at the Michigan track. ...
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Deadline for bidding

on 02/11/2005 12:00 AM
The New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program Stallion Auction offers breedings to 82 stallions, including the only season still available to Conway Hall. Bids are being taken by phone until 5 p.m. Saturday Feb. 12. Beginning Monday, Feb. 14, through Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 2:00 p.m., bids will be taken at the New Vocations booth during the Blooded Horse Sale at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Oh...
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Artbitration Pulls Upset

on 02/11/2005 12:00 AM
Artbitration split horses deep in the stretch and scored a 1:52 upset in the $35,000 second division of the Cape And Cutter Series first leg at the Meadowlands Friday night. In the first division Parklane Powerful rallied up the pylons for a 1:53 victory. Artbitration had a pocket trip going for herself before getting caught in the Meadowlands Shuffle. Locked in third along the rail as Burning ...
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Snowshoe to Night Sounds

on 02/11/2005 12:00 AM
Night Sounds led from start to finish in posting a 1:53.4 victory in the $50, 400 ( C ) final of the Snowshoe Pacing Series at Woodbine Friday night. Mario Ballargeon was at the lines as the 4-year-old Artsplace stallion cut fractions of :27, :56 and 1:24 en route to the 1 3/4-length victory over A Week At The Beach (Richard Zeron). Grand Bend Turbo (Reginald Gassen) was another length back in ...
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Northville closed longer

on 02/11/2005 12:00 AM
The Michigan Harness Horsemen's Association is reporting in a statement on its website that live racing will not resume at Northville Downs until Tuesday, Feb.22, due to an outbreak of equine herpes that has caused 200 horses at the track to be quarantined. The MHHA statement said that: "we are advised that the State Veterinarian has determined that, in order to further educate the industry and...
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Mitchell leaving WEG

on 02/11/2005 12:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) has announced that Hugh Mitchell, the company's Senior Vice-President Racing, has resigned effective April 2 to take the position of chief operating officer at Western Fair Association, a place he previously worked. Mitchell said the decision to leave WEG was made in part to work closer to his home. David S. Willmot, chairman and C.E.O. of Woodbine, said Mitch...
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Three score in Exit 16W

on 02/11/2005 12:00 AM
I Am I Said and Brian Sears swept past the leaders in deep stretch and posted a 1:52 victory in the third and fastest division of the Exit 16W Series opening leg at the Meadowlands Friday night. Other division winners were Prince Vince in 1:52.2 and Francam, also in 1:52.2. I Am I Said, a 4-year-old son of Grinfromeartoear, scored his second straight victory in three season starts with the vict...
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No surprises in filly series

on 02/10/2005 12:00 AM
Favorites Mary Sue Too and Vegas Style won their respective $12,500 divisions of the Tender Loving Care Series for 3-year-old pacing fillies Wednesday night at the Meadowlands. Sent off the overwhelming 1-9 favorite in the first split, Mary Sue Too won by 1 ¼ lengths over Linda's Rose in 1:53.4. Driven by Ron Pierce for trainer Noel Daley and owners D'Elegance Stable, TLP Stable and Adam Vic...
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Owners team up in Florida

on 02/10/2005 12:00 AM
Standardbred owners Allan Saul and Dana Parham have teamed up to open a supercenter aquarium in south Florida near Pompano Park. Saul, who campaigned the top pacing filly Armbro Amoretto, will open his first aquarium supercenter, Big Al's, in the U.S. in Tamarac, Fla. He already has 20 stories in Canada. Parham, the principal in the Odds On Racing Stable, is also participating in the $1.8 milli...
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Driver on recovery road

on 02/10/2005 12:00 AM
Driver Jeff Gregory told The Horseman Thursday morning that a doctor's appointment the previous day went as good as could be expected and that hip-replacement surgery will likely not be in his future. Gregory has been out of action since being hurt in a race accident at Freehold Jan. 14, suffering a broken hip. "The x-ray showed that the bone hadn't moved a bit since my x-ray two weeks ago," sa...
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Mare takes Del. feature

on 02/09/2005 12:00 AM
Ann Other Porsche sped to a 1:54.2 victory in the $17,000 Mares pace feature Tuesday at Dover Downs. Leading trainer Kevin Lare was in the sulky behind Ann Other Porsche and raced the 8-year-old Down Under mare second behind 14-1 West Coast Arturo (Sean Bier) until the three-quarters when he popped her to the outside and quickly sped into the lead. Ann Other Porsche then held off a strong char...
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Jackson fighting eviction

on 02/09/2005 12:00 AM
According to published reports, the Jackson County (Mich.) Fair Board has begun eviction proceedings against Jackson Harness Raceway, which has raced at the fairgrounds for six decades. The raceway operates in exchange for at least $75,000 of its simulcast revenue, and it is that figure that the Fair Board would like to raise. They would like the track to increase its annual payment to at least...
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