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Mare seeks 3 in a row

on 06/22/2005 2:00 AM
Actress Mary Tyler Moore used to shrill "Oh, Mr. Grant!" on her television show, and Illinois-based owners Orville Rursch and Brad and Gary Williams are now yelling "Oh, Mrs. Grant!" The trio own Mrs. Grant Four, a 4-year-old pacing mare who is aiming for her third straight victory Thursday night at the Meadowlands. So exactly who is Mrs. Grant Four named for? "It's a long story, but simply,...
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Pa. Supreme Court rules

on 06/22/2005 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Wednesday afternoon that Act 71, the Pennsylvania slot machine law, is largely constitutional. The law was challenged in December in a lawsuit brought by Pennsylvanians Against Gambling Expansion, along with some conservative lawmakers and church groups. The Supreme Court did not, however, uphold the slots law provision which took zoning control out of the h...
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Judge gives slots go-ahead

on 06/21/2005 2:00 AM
According to a report by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel web site, a Broward County circuit judge ruled Tuesday that the county's four pari-mutuel facilities--including Pompano Park--can install slot machines as of July 1. He added that if a legislative body--either the state legislature or Broward County Commission--doesn't have regulations in place by July 1, he could establish them himself. D...
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Mrs. Hill to Jug Wall

on 06/20/2005 2:00 AM
Mrs. LaVerne A. Hill, vice-president of Scioto Downs and widow of the late Charlie Hill, founder and former chairman of the board at Scioto Downs, has been elected as the 21st Little Brown Jug Wall of Fame inductee. Mrs. Hill was elected by a panel of national and international harness racing enthusiasts and is the first woman to be so honored. "I get excited and I cry a lot when I think abou...
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Marnie Hall wins Lynch

on 06/19/2005 2:00 AM
Marnie Hall took advantage of a break by favorite Just Wait Kate and captured the $154,740 James Lynch Memorial Pace for 3-year-old fillies at Pocono Downs Saturday night in 1:53.1. Sub Rosa Hanover was second with Just Wait Kate third. Just Waite Kate took the lead at the :56.2 half with Marnie Hall, driven by Stephane Bouchard, seventh, and Sub Rosa Hanover, with Mike Wilder, ninth. At the 1:...
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Upset in Dygert final

on 06/18/2005 2:00 AM
Muscles Marinara captured the $100,900 Erwin F. Dygert Memorial Trot at Hawthorne Park Friday night, going wire to wire in 1:54.1 for a three-quarter length victory over Sweet Deal Hanover and Dink Adoo, who reached the wire together in a dead heat for second. Tony Morgan was in the bike as Muscles Marinara left from post three and cut fractions of :28.2, :57 and 1:25.4 then held off the rallie...
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Go Get Lost fillies win

on 06/18/2005 2:00 AM
Leanna Rose, making her first start of the year, took over the lead at the half and trotted on to a lifetime best 1:58.4 victory in one of two Maryland Sire Stakes for 3-year-old filly trotters at Rosecroft Raceway Friday night. The other division was captured by Ypres in 2:01.3. Donne Russell was in the bike as Leanna Rose won for trainer Josh Green and owners Bill Outten and Virginia Fisher. ...
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Favorite dominates NA Cup

on 06/18/2005 2:00 AM
There was no upset in this year's $1.5 million ( C ) Pepsi North America Cup Saturday night at Woodbine. Rocknroll Hanover made sure of that with authority and from the very start. With Brian Sears in the bike, Rocknroll Hanover lead at nearly every call and then pulled away in the lane and cruised to the wire for a 1:49.4 victory by a length over the hard-trying Stonebridge Regal and Jack Moiseye...
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Upsets in Derby elims

on 06/18/2005 2:00 AM
Longshots Holborn Hanover and Tigerama pulled upsets in the two eliminations for the Canadian Pacing Derby Saturday night at Woodbine. In the first elimination, driver John Campbell pulled 8-1 Holborn Hanover at the half and stalked the favorite Maltese Artist and Ron Pierce deep into the stretch before pulling ahead for the 1:50.3 victory. Sparkler and Chris Christoforeou were third. In t...
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Colt pacers in NJSS

on 06/18/2005 2:00 AM
Theredandpanlines set a lifetime mark of 1:50.3 and Jo Pa's Shark took command early and scored in 1:52.1 as two divisions of the third leg of the New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers were raced at the Meadowlands Saturday night. Theredandpanlines, a son of Artsplace bred and owned by the Peter Pan Stables and driven by Yannick Gingras, scored his third win of the seaso...
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Goodtimes for Classic Photo

on 06/18/2005 2:00 AM
Classic Photo and Ron Pierce won a stretch battle with Ro Lo and David Miller and captured the $342,100 ( C ) Goodtimes Stakes final at Woodbine Saturday night in 1:53.1 after the favored Great George Two went on a break behind the starting gate and was not a factor in the race. Classic Photo sat third after Ro Lo grabbed the lead following an opening panel in :27 by Brancaleone. Pierce tipped ...
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Blur is an Elegantimage

on 06/18/2005 2:00 AM
Last year trainer Trond Smedshammer captured the Goodtimes final with Windsong's Legacy and introduced the harness world to its future trotting Triple Crown winner. Smedshammer was back at Woodbine Saturday night, this time capturing the $565,600 ( C ) Elegantimage Stakes final with Blur in 1:55.4. From post four Smedshammer raced the 3-year-old Muscles Yankee filly first-over into the first tu...
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PASS at The Meadows

on 06/17/2005 2:00 AM
Rosebud Sioux turned in the fastest mile of five Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 3-year-old filly trotters at The Meadows Thursday night, winning wire to wire in 1:57.3 by 5 3/4 lengths for driver Brian Zendt. The American Winner lass scored her first victory of the season in four starts for trainer Walter Dunn and the Dunn Stable. Coulantine, last year's Pennsylvania Sire Stakes final winner, and...
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Yonkers to close June 25

on 06/17/2005 2:00 AM
The New York State Racing and Wagering Board approved a request from Yonkers Raceway Thursday to cease live harness racing after its card on June 25 to begin construction for its new VLT facility. New York Sire Stakes races and the Night of Champions that were scheduled at Yonkers will be relocated, however, an effort will be made to keep the original dates unchanged. A new schedule for these e...
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Burning Point top Lady

on 06/17/2005 2:00 AM
Burning Point burned up the Meadowlands racetrack with an opening panel in :25.4 from post position eight, relinquished the lead to Carolina Sunshine, then battled back for a 1:50.1 victory by a head over Carolina Sunshine in the $215,000 Lady Liberty final Friday night. Driven by George Brennan for the first time in more than a year, Burning Point let Brian Sears and Carolina Sunshine take the...
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Ideal News rolls

on 06/17/2005 2:00 AM
Ideal News rolled to her seventh victory in nine starts this year, capturing a $36,650 division of the New Jersey Sire Stakes for driver avid Miller in 1:52.2 Friday at the Meadowlands. In a second division of the Sire Stakes, Felicia Scott scored a neck victory for driver George Brennan over the pacesetting Dream Are Great in 1:52. In her first start since winning the $200,000 Miss New Jersey ...
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Tendon injury shelves HOY

on 06/16/2005 2:00 AM
Unlucky 13 has struck again for Rainbow Blue as the 2004 Harness Horse of the Year has suffered a tendon injury and will likely miss the rest of the year. Rainbow Blue suffered her only defeat of 2004 while trying for her 13th straight victory of the year in the Mistletoe Shalee last August at the Meadowlands, and she would have been aiming for her 13th consecutive victory in Friday night's $215,0...
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NJSS soph filly winners

on 06/16/2005 2:00 AM
Flawless Bluestone and Ticket To Glide captured their respective divisions of New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old filly trotters at the Meadowlands Wednesday night. Flawless Bluestone and driver David Miller scored a one-length victory over longshot Jalopy in a career-best 1:56 in the $32,650 first division. Her Culese finished nearly three lengths back in third. The win was the first of t...
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Daley's charges dropped

on 06/16/2005 2:00 AM
Trainer Noel Daley has reportedly been granted a conditional discharge in relation to being charged with possession of hypodermic needles and syringes and had charges of possession of prescription drugs without a prescription dismissed without prejudice on Wednesday in Chesterfield Township Municipal Court in New Jersey. The conditional discharge procedure allows defendants charged with certain...
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Pocono mark for Windylane

on 06/16/2005 2:00 AM
Windylane Hanover set a new Pocono Downs track record for older trotting mares Wednesday night, scoring a 1:55 victory in a $7,000 Open Handicap Trot. The 6-year-old mare was driven by Mike Simons for trainer Brett Bittle. Voted the 2003 Older Mare Trotter of the Year, Windylane Hanover lowered the mark set last year by Iffrida by three-fifths of a second. The 2002 Hambletonian Oaks winner is a...
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