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Tough 12 in Hoosier Cup

on 06/23/2005 2:00 AM
A well-balanced field of 12 sophomore male pacers has been entered for Saturday's $500,000 Hoosier Cup at Hoosier Park. New Jersey Sire Stakes winner Dawn Of A New Day, who finished his freshman campaign with a third-place finish in the Governor's Cup at the Meadowlands, has drawn post one and will be one of nine 3 year olds on the gate with three leaving from the trailing second tier. David Mi...
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7 in Roses Are Red prep

on 06/23/2005 2:00 AM
With the season-ending injury to Rainbow Blue one might have thought that of the other 24 older pacing mares nominated to the Roses Are Red Stakes at Mohawk all 24 would be entered, but only 11 names were dropped into the box, and only seven of those have been entered in this Saturday's $45,000 prep race. "I was surprised too that only 11 were entered," Mohawk race secretary Scott McKelvie told...
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Can you beat the host?

on 06/23/2005 2:00 AM
HorseRacing TV (HRTV) and XpressBet have teamed up with a "Beat The Host" online harness racing handicapping contest that begins July 2 and continues every Saturday through July 30, with $40,000 in prizes for the weekly contests and the championship round. The contest is open to all XPressBet account holders and the host that they need to beat is HRTV on-air personality Peter Lurie. Also available...
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AdvantEdge Pro 2 approved

on 06/23/2005 2:00 AM
The U.S. Trotting Association has announced it has approved the new AdvantEdge Pro 2 sulky produced by Evolution Racing. The sulky is a new version of the AdvantEdge Model 6.8, which recently had its approval withdrawn by the USTA after several broke. The USTA release also stated that Evolution Racing's AdvantEdge Model 6.3 sulky continues to be approved for use, but the company's Tom Harmer re...
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10-cent bet = $8,605

on 06/23/2005 2:00 AM
No, you're eyes weren't deceiving you if you were at Hawthorne Racecourse or watching via simulcast Sunday night, June 19, and saw the 7th race superfecta returning $172,116.80. The $2 price was posted on the tote board but the lure of the 10-cent ticket struck as there was only a single winner of the entire pool, which returned $8,605.84 for that lucky dime. It was apropos that a horse named A...
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Belcher horse dies on track

on 06/22/2005 2:00 AM
While Harness Racing Youth League campers were reporting to the paddock at The Meadows Tuesday night, a horse trained by Jenny Belcher fell to the track right in front of the paddock and died. The 9-year-old gelding Cody Stallone was on the track for a warm-up trip when he collapsed on the track. The horse struggled for several minutes to breath before he died. Also owned by Belcher, he was sch...
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Big Al's: big attraction

on 06/22/2005 2:00 AM
When their racehorses aren't making headlines, Al Saul and Dana Parham have another venture that's generating news. On Wednesday they opened Big Al's Aquarium Supercenter in Tamarac, Fla., near Fort Lauderdale. The feature attraction at the 18,000-square foot store is a 5,000-gallon predator tank called "The Deep." Among the fish in the tank are sharks. Saul recently campaigned the $1.2 mill...
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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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