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$220,000 top price

on 01/18/2005 12:00 AM
The Tattersalls January Select Mixed Sale at the Meadowlands took place Monday with 354 horses sold, generating a gross of $5.9 million for an average price of $16,689. The sale topper was the 4-year-old pacing stallion You Rock, who brought a winning bid of $220,000 from Bob Feldman of Gladwaye, Pa. Six more horses brought prices of $100,000 or more. In addition to You Rock, the 4-year-old Ang...
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Castens now at NJSS

on 01/17/2005 12:00 AM
Christopher C. Castens, who has had extensive experience in racing with racetracks and horsemen's associations, has been appointed to the position of executive director of the New Jersey Sire Stakes Program in the State Department of Agriculture. Castens, who is a graduate of Rutgers University and Seton Hall University School of Law, has most recently served as executive director of Harness Ho...
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New home for Tom Ridge

on 01/17/2005 12:00 AM
Tom Ridge, the fastest trotter of all time, will stand at stud in 2005 at Nandi Farm in New Freedom, Pa., under the management of Walnut Hall Ltd. The announcement was made by Alan J. Leavitt, president of Walnut Hall Ltd., which is owned by his wife, Meg Jewett. A son of leading sire Muscles Yankee, out of the great producer Astoric Lobell, by Joie De Vie, Tom Ridge earned $886,144 at ages 2 a...
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Gregory hurt in wreck

on 01/15/2005 12:00 AM
Driver Jeff Gregory will be out of action indefinitely as the result of injuries he sustained in an accident in the 10th race at Freehold Friday. The mishap took place when the leader, Fairy Tale Merit, driven by Yannick Gingras, went offstride and started a chain reaction of interference among the trailing horses. Most notably, Avacal Hope, driven by Gregory, dug his toes into the track and ...
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Manzi's bike breaks

on 01/15/2005 12:00 AM
The popular AdvantEdge sulky promoted by horseman Tom Harmer has been banned at the Meadowlands after a sulky Cat Manzi was riding in collapsed during the post parade for the sixth race Friday night at the track. When horsemen reported for qualifiers at the track Saturday morning, they were advised the bike would not be permitted to be used in races. The bikes have been banned at Freehold Raceway ...
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First Presidential leg

on 01/15/2005 12:00 AM
Eaton Road Kill, a 7-year-old gelding, benefited from a second-over trip to win the first leg of the Presidential Series by 1 1/4 lengths in 1:51.3 Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Brian Sears drove Eaton Road Kill, who started from post six and was lucky to slip in behind Royal Mattjesty, who made a first-over challenge but faded to fifth. Life Source took second while Make It Brief was thir...
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Two in a row in series

on 01/15/2005 12:00 AM
Crombes Last Laugh now has two wins in a row in the Willowdale Pacing Series at Woodbine. He won the second leg by one length in 1:53.4 Saturday night. The Willowdale Series is for 4-year-old pacers. Crombes Last Laugh, a son of Abercrombie, defeated Armbro Balmoral with Rapid Dialing, who was racing on Lasix for the first time, taking htird. Brett Robinson trains Crombes Last Laugh. Last ye...
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Horsemen suspended in NY

on 01/14/2005 12:00 AM
The New York State Racing and Wagering Board announced on Friday that it has suspended the racing licenses of Thoroughbred participants Gerald Uvari and Gregory Martin and harness driver Rene Poulin based upon allegations set forth in an indictment released Jan. 13 by the U.S. Attorney's Office. According to the indictment, Uvari was the boss of "the Uvari Group," and an associate of the Gambin...
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Mares battle at Big M

on 01/14/2005 12:00 AM
Four Starzzzz Ittt, a 5-year-old mare by Falcon Seelster, stepped up in class and won the $47,500 Open for mares Friday night at the Meadowlands in 1:51.2. Odds On Charmaine was second while Jet Lag N finished third. Four Starzzz Ittt, driven by George Brennan, won for the second straight time this year for the FS Starzzzz Stables Inc.
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Hervey winners announced

on 01/13/2005 12:00 AM
Brad Schmaltz, writing for the Columbus Dispatch and Bernard Tobin, writing for The Canadian Sportsman, have won top honors in the 2004 John Hervey Awards competition; Tom Wolski, producer of Sport Of Kings on Citytv Vancouver, is the winner of the 2004 Broadcasters Awards competition; and Mark Hall, for his photo in Hoof Beats, has been awarded first prize in the 2004 Smallsreed Award competition...
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Northville Downs cancels

on 01/13/2005 12:00 AM
Northville Downs has announced Thursday night's card has been canceled due to poor weather in the Detroit area. Heavy rain was expected throughout the day, coming days after a snowstorm. Qualifiers on Friday (Jan. 14) have also been canceled.
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HHI announces winners

on 01/13/2005 12:00 AM
Harness Horsemen International president Dominic Frinzi has announced retiring U.S. Trotting Association executive vice president Fred J. Noe as its 2004 Man of the Year. HHI is also honoring Michigan Harness Horsemen's Association general manager Larry Mallar with its Appreciation Award. Mallar is also retiring this spring after spending 15 years in the Wolverine State. Additionally, Jim Ri...
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New goal for Scarlet Knight

on 01/13/2005 12:00 AM
The 2001 Hambletonian champion Scarlet Knight will be competing under saddle in the richest race for trotters at that discipline, the $900,000 Prix de Cournulier, set for Jan. 22 at the Vincennes track in Paris, France. Scarlet Knight's owner and trainer, Stefan Melander, had the top French jockey Nathalie Henry work the 7-year-old stallion over 300 meters at his farm in France's Normandy regio...
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New series at Delaware

on 01/13/2005 12:00 AM
The New Century Championship Series for Ohio-sired 2 and 3 year olds of both gaits will debut at the Delaware County Fair this year. The series will replace all late closing and overnight events as well as the Ohio Breeders Championship (OBC) consolation races previously held during the fair's Grand Circuit meeting. "The new series will provide more racing opportunities for Ohio-sired colts and...
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Milestone for Hall of Famer

on 01/12/2005 12:00 AM
Hall of Famer Cat Manzi drove his 3,000th winner at the Meadowlands Tuesday night, steering Lhasa Muscles to victory in the third race. Manzi, 54, became only the fourth driver to win 3,000 or more races at the Meadowlands, joining John Campbell, Bill O'Donnell and Mike Lachance in that select club. Overall, Manzi has more than 10,725 victories and nearly $102 million in purses won. Lhasa Mu...
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Services for Gladys Bell

on 01/12/2005 12:00 AM
Gladys Bell, 81, the secretary of the Hambletonian Society for 45 years, died Monday night at her home in Lexington, Ky. Funeral services for Mrs. Bell will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main in Lexington, with visitation on Thursday night from 5 to 9 p.m. The family has suggested memorial contributions to Best Friends Center, 1065 Dove Run Rd., Lexington, KY ...
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Florida vote not certain

on 01/12/2005 12:00 AM
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel has reported that Broward County commissioners on Tuesday delayed a decision on whether to conduct a March 8 gambling referendum until negotiators can finalize a deal with the pari-mutuel industry over how many millions it will pay to install slot machines. Pompano Park is one of the tracks in Broward County, which encompasses Fort Lauderdale. Commissioners explai...
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Rosecroft sale approved

on 01/12/2005 12:00 AM
The Maryland Racing Commission on Tuesday granted unanimous approval for the sale of Rosecroft Raceway to Georgia K. Angelos, the wife of Baltimore Orioles majority owner Peter G. Angelos. Operating as Rosecroft Holdings, Georgia Angelos is expected to complete the purchase in 30 to 60 days. Documents filed with the racing commission said Rosecroft Holdings will pay $13 million for Rosecroft Ra...
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Thomson in Ohio Hall

on 01/12/2005 12:00 AM
W. D. "Tom" Thomson has been selected as the 31st inductee into the Ohio Harness Racing Hall of Fame in balloting of the Ohio Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association. Thomson's selection will be announced at the Ohio Harness Horsemen/United States Trotting Association District One banquet on Saturday night in Columbus. Other Ohio USHWA award winners are Harry Stokes, elected in...
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New joint Lexington sale

on 01/12/2005 12:00 AM
After weeks of speculation and rumors, the Tattersalls and Kentucky Standardbred sales companies have announced that they have joined forces to manage and operate a combined yearling sale in Lexington. The new yearling sale, the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale, presented by Tattersalls and Kentucky Standardbred, will feature yearlings from the leading consignors in the Standardbred industry. T...
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