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Ohio's Borgemenke resigns

on 12/17/2004 12:00 AM
Ohio State Racing Commission chairman Scott Borgemenke has tendered his resignation to take a position as the chief of staff in the Ohio House of Representatives. He will begin his new position on Jan. 5. Borgemenke became commission chairman this past spring. His replacement will named by Ohio Gov. Bob Taft.
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Vernon suitor named

on 12/17/2004 12:00 AM
One of two companies reportedly interested in purchasing Vernon Downs has been identified in a story in Friday's Syracuse Post-Standard. Casinopartners Management Inc., which is managed by a former general manager of Fort Erie Racetrack and Slots for five years, has offered $38 million to buy the bankrupt track. "There are a lot of good people at Vernon Downs who have suffered through no fault ...
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MEC asks for MI extension

on 12/17/2004 12:00 AM
Magna Entertainment Corp. officials have asked for an extension for building a new dual-breed racetrack in Romulus, Mich., near Metro Airport. MEC officials have been in Michigan this week to discuss its license application in separate meetings with city officials and Michigan Racing Commissioner Robert Geake, whose term expires Dec. 31 and had hopes of granting a license before that date. A Ro...
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Northville barn quarantined

on 12/17/2004 12:00 AM
A barn at Northville Down in Michigan is under quarantine after a horse was discovered to be stricken with rhinopneumonitis, a highly infectious viral disease caused by a herpes virus. The afflicted horse, which has been euthanized, was Speedy Tino, a 6-year-old pacer who, ironically, had never set foot in the United States but was brought to Northville after being claimed by Michigan trainer Pask...
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Ohio happenings

on 12/17/2004 12:00 AM
At a meeting of the Ohio State Racing Commission Thursday, Northfield Park was granted permission to run 16 races on Mondays in 2005 with a first post time of 6:30 p.m. Also, Lebanon Raceway will not race in January, opening on Feb. 4 and continuing through June 11. In May, Lebanon and Scioto Downs will race a "7-and-10" schedule, similar to the "7-and-7" Thoroughbred rotating schedule used by ...
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Stonebridge Kisses wins

on 12/17/2004 12:00 AM
The $43,000 Mares Open at the Meadowlands Friday night resulted in a four-mare photo for win, with Stonebridge Kisses sneaking up the inside to edge Artbitration in 1:52.1. Jet Lag N was a neck back in third while Feathery Fame was one-half length back for fourth. Stonebridge Kisses, a 4-year-old Artiscape mare, nosed out the 3-year-old Artiscape filly Artbitration. Yannick Gingras drove the wi...
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Longshot wins series final

on 12/16/2004 12:00 AM
Queen OTRA challenged 1-5 favorite Heavenly Sign in the third quarter and pulled ahead in the stretch to capture the $52,500 Snow Angel Final for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Wednesday night at the Meadowlands. The time was 1:51.2. Owned and bred by White Birch Farm, Queen OTRA held on for a neck victory over Theresa Hall with Female Champs taking third and Heavenly Sign fading to fourth. ...
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Longshot wins series final

on 12/16/2004 12:00 AM
Queen OTRA challenged 1-5 favorite Heavenly Sign in the third quarter and pulled ahead in the stretch to capture the $52,500 Snow Angel final for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Wednesday night at the Meadowlands in 1:51.2. Owned and bred by White Birch Farm, Queen OTRA held on for a neck victory over Theresa Hall with Female Champs third. Heavenly Sign faded to fourth. Sent off at odds of 12-1...
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Big M hosts natl. contest

on 12/16/2004 12:00 AM
Think you're an expert handicapper? Then prove it to the world in the inaugural National Harness Handicapping Championship (NHHC), the first national handicapping tournament devoted to harness racing, hosted by the Meadowlands. The NHHC features qualifying events at racing and gaming establishments across North America, culminating in a championship final hosted by the Meadowlands on Saturday...
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More HorseRacing TV

on 12/16/2004 12:00 AM
HorseRacing TV (HRTV), a subsidiary of Magna Entertainment Corp., announced it has signed a multi-year agreement that provides for carriage of HRTV on select Comcast systems as part of a digital sports package. Under the agreement, the initial Comcast launches of HRTV are planned for Maryland and Southern California. The agreement also creates a framework for potential future HRTV launches on ...
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HZ Easy scores for owner

on 12/16/2004 12:00 AM
New York Jets wide receiver Wayne Chrebet was in the winner's circle at the Meadowlands Thursday night to greet his horse HZ Easy, who captured the sixth race, an $11,500 condition trot. The time was 1:55.1. HZ Easy coasted to a 3 1/2-length victory over Striking Genius. HZ Easy, a four-year-old gelding, is trained by Kevin McDermott and was driven by Brian Sears, who picked up his fourth vict...
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Breeders Book now online

on 12/15/2004 12:00 AM
Stallions advertised in The Horseman And Fair World's 2005 Breeders Book can now be found on-line by clicking the stallion station box at the top of this website's homepage. The stallions are listed alphabetically, with the state or province in which they stand indicated in parentheses. Stallions with photos and further information included over two pages are indicated by an asterisk.
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Ervin Miller wins award

on 12/15/2004 12:00 AM
Trainer Ervin Miller has been named the recipient of the second annual Brian Pinske Memorial Award. Named in honor of the late Illinois-based trainer, it honors the success of trainers in open stakes events in the Prairie State. Last year's inaugural award went to Brian's father, Tim. A cumulative point system, which rewards a horse with 50 points for finishing first, 25 for second, 12 for thir...
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Muscara sponsors NZ race

on 12/15/2004 12:00 AM
Pennsylvania-based owner Joe Muscara, whose name came to national prominence when his Mach Three won the 2002 Meadowlands Pace, has agreed to sponsor the $750,000 Inter-Dominion Pacing final at Alexandra Park in New Zealand on March 18. Muscara is considered the primary purchaser of New Zealand-bred Standardbreds exported to the United States and he also sends his stallions Down Under to be bre...
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New Ky. Breeders Assoc.

on 12/15/2004 12:00 AM
A group of concerned Kentucky Standardbred breeders have formed the Kentucky Standardbred Breeders Association, an organization dedicated to the support and encouragement of the breeding industry in Kentucky. The new group will give the breeders of Kentucky an organized voice in the ongoing discussion relating to VLTs, as well as in other matters of importance to the Kentucky breeding industry....
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Napolitanos in PPK spill

on 12/14/2004 12:00 AM
An accident in Pompano Park's 10th race Monday night sent the Napolitano brothers to the racetrack. Our Personal Girl and driver Anthony Napolitano had the lead coming down the stretch and made a break. Our Personal Girl then went down on the track and Napolitano was able to roll out of the way of the oncoming horses and escaped with only minor scrapes and abrasions. Anthony's older brother,...
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Trotting mare honored

on 12/13/2004 12:00 AM
The Red Mile has announced the track will host in 2005 the inaugural Moni Maker Stake, named for the greatest money- winning trotting mare of all-time. For 3-year-old filly trotters, the $225,000 (est.) final will be Saturday, Sept. 17, with eliminations held the previous Saturday. Payments for the stake begin with a $500 nomination fee due Feb. 15. Complete payment information is available on ...
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Pompano hosts Fla. finals

on 12/12/2004 12:00 AM
It was a case of "two out of three ain't bad," at Pompano Park Saturday night as Dee Day Fame and Florida Boy came up winners in their respective Florida Breeders Stake finals to share in the $100,000 FSBOA bonus, but What A Pearl came up just short in her heat to miss out in earning a cut. Dee Day Fame won the $60,295 final for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters, completing the sweep of four...
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Color me a winner again

on 12/12/2004 12:00 AM
Color Me Best won his first race of 2004 and his first since Nov. 29, 2003, in an $8,200 conditioned pace at Balmoral Park Saturday night. The $1.3 million-winning Color Me Best was driven by Dave Magee, flashing his early speed and then closing along the inside to win in 1:51.3. The win was the 8-year-old Cambest gelding's 54th of his career. He is trained by Tim Wilson Jr. and owned by Wilson...
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Make It Brief wins

on 12/12/2004 12:00 AM
Make It Brief is now two for two since being purchase by Odds On Racing and sent to trainer Robin Schadt, winning Saturday night's $40,000 Open Pace at the Meadowlands in a stellar 1:49.2. Driven by John Campbell, Make It Brief got away third as Life Source and Cat Manzi took the early lead. Just past the quarter Campbell moved Make It Brief to the lead and he held it the rest of the route, pac...
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