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Marnie Hall in 1:51.4

on 05/27/2005 2:00 AM
Marnie Hall, one of 43 fillies still eligible to the Mistletoe Shalee, started from post nine and rallied from the back of the field to win a $15,000 condition pace in 1:51.4 Thursday night at the Meadowlands. Marnie Hall finished a half-length ahead of Ambootia. Driven by Daniel Dube and trained by Mark Harder, Marnie Hall has five wins in 10 career starts and three of five this season for ...
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Dime supers at Red Mile

on 05/27/2005 2:00 AM
Ten-cent betting will be coming to The Red Mile. The Red Mile will open its 2005 race meet July 29, and the 10-cent superfecta wager, which is quickly becoming popular at racetracks across the country, will be available. A superfecta bet consists of a bettor correctly selecting the top-four finishers in a race, but previously with $1 and $2 minimums the amount spent sometimes became out of rang...
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Laura Kohr dies

on 05/27/2005 2:00 AM
Laura B. Kohr, who operated Lauxmont Farms with her late husband, Ron, died May 20 at age 69. The Kohrs bred and raised many champion Standardbreds at Lauxmont in the 1980s, including the great pacing mare Anniecrombie. They also bred the dam of Red Bow Tie, Cheers Lauxmont. Mrs. Kohr and her late husband Ron purchased Lauxmont Farms in 1971. In addition to breeding Standardbreds, they also b...
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Regal 8-5 in Prov. Cup

on 05/27/2005 2:00 AM
Stonebridge Regal has been installed the 8-5 morning-line choice for Sunday night's $260,000(C) Provincial Cup final at Windsor Raceway. Driven by Jack Moiseyev for trainer Bob McIntosh and partners Robert Kauffman, Angie Stiller and Skip and Wendy Springs' W. Springtime Stable, the sophomore son of Artsplace will leave from post seven. American Ideal, the fastest of three Provincial Cup elimin...
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Ken Warkentin starts

on 05/27/2005 2:00 AM
Ken Warkentin, last year's Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Trotting Colt champion and a leading contender for the Hambletonian, finished fourth in a 1:56 qualifier at the Meadowlands Friday morning. It was his first start on the track this season. Ken Warkentin finished 9 1/2 lengths behind the race winner, trotting his own mile in 1:57.4 with a last quarter in :27.3. Jimmy Takter trains Ken Warke...
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Ruthie a big winner

on 05/27/2005 2:00 AM
Housethatruthbuilt, last year's Dan Patch 3-Year-Old Filly Trotter award winner, qualified at the Meadowlands Friday morning in 1:53.3 by 14 1/4 lengths. Trainer Trond Smedshammer was up behind the now 4-year-old mare. A trio of fillies aspiring to her 3-year-old title also qualified. Magenta Hall finished second, trotting in 1:57.3; Flirtin Miss was third (trotting in 1:58.2) and Solveig finis...
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Rainbow Blue breezes

on 05/27/2005 2:00 AM
Rainbow Blue made a qualifier race look every bit as good as a purse win when she scored at the Meadowlands Friday morning in 1:51 by 5 1/2 lengths, thanks to a :26.3 last quarter. Rainbow Blue wired the field with Feathery Fame the runner-up. Trainer George Teague Jr. entered Rainbow Blue in the qualifier at the Meadowlands after missing the entry box for Friday night's mare open pace at Wo...
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It's Kisses at Woodbine

on 05/27/2005 2:00 AM
Stonebridge Kisses turned in one her typical off-the-pace rallies to capture the $45,000 Open for mares at Woodbine Friday night. She scored by 1 1/4 lengths in 1:51.4, defeating Burning Point and Glowing Report. Stonebridge Kisses, a 4-year-old mare by Artiscape, posted her eighth victory in 15 starts this season for owner Martin Scharf and trainer Mark Ford. The previous start she finished th...
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Gambling talk in Ill.

on 05/26/2005 2:00 AM
Discussion about slots at Illinois racetracks is expected to come up soon now that one portion of an expected enormous gambling expansion in Illinois easily leaped a Senate Executive Committee hurdle Tuesday afternoon. Legislators voted to allow three riverboats to move inland up to five miles from their current location. Legislators and the governor have become more open to the expansion of ga...
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Pari-mutuels file jointly

on 05/25/2005 2:00 AM
The fight over slot machines in Broward County will soon move to the courtroom. The county's four pari-mutuel operators--including Pompano Park--filed suit Tuesday, asking a Broward circuit judge to rule they have the legal right to start installing slot machines immediately. The lawsuit by the Broward pari-mutuel operators came a day after the anti-gambling group No Casinos sued in Leon County...
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Chucaro Ahijuna lone NA rep

on 05/25/2005 2:00 AM
Wally Hennessey is headed to Sweden Thursday where he will compete in the prestigious Elitlopp Sunday night behind Chucaro Ahijuna, the first time the 48-year-old driver will be at the Solvalla track since finishing second in the 1999 race with Moni Maker, which came one year after the standout mare won the internationally-acclaimed stakes event. "I'm looking forward to it. I think (Chucaro Ahi...
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Harness racing teams up

on 05/25/2005 2:00 AM
The U. S. Trotting Association and Harness Tracks of America will become partners in NTRA Purchasing, officials announced May 25. The program, offered by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, provides cost savings on products and services from Dodge, John Deere, FedEx, Lexmark, NetJets, Presort Services, Daktronics, Sherwin-Williams Paints, OfficeMax, Hallway Feeds, and companies. The a...
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Rainbow Blue to qualify

on 05/24/2005 2:00 AM
It was the luck of the draw, or really the bad luck of not knowing the draw, that is keeping reigning Horse of the Year Rainbow Blue on the sidelines this weekend. Trainer and co-owner George Teague Jr. told The Horseman Tuesday morning that he believed the Woodbine draw for Friday night's card was Tuesday, but he learned Monday afternoon that the draw had been held earlier that day. Thus, he wasn...
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Not Demott sets world mark

on 05/24/2005 2:00 AM
Not Demott set a world record for a seven-eighths mile race Monday night at Woodbine, pacing the distance in 1:39.1, two seconds quicker than the previous mark. Steve Condren drove the 7-year-old son of Beach Towel to the come-from-behind victory, overcoming first quarter and half fractions of :27.1 and :55, respectively. Ima Noble Son and driver D. R. Ackerman held the previous world mark, set...
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Post 9 for Rocknroll

on 05/24/2005 2:00 AM
Rocknroll Hanover, winner of two straight and five of 10 lifetime starts, has been installed as the 9-5 morning line favorite, leaving from post nine, in the $500,000 SBOA/ New Jersey Classic on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. The SBOA/New Jersey Classic will be carded as the seventh race. In the co-featured fifth race, the $200,000 Miss New Jersey for 3-year-old New Jersey-sired pacing f...
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1:58.2 freshman at Scioto

on 05/24/2005 2:00 AM
AB's Beach Boy became the fastest 2-year-old pacer in North America by virtue of his 1:58.2 victory over the five-eighths mile oval at Scioto Downs in a qualifier Tuesday morning. A son of Jenna's Beach Boy-AB's Dasher, AB's Beach Boy was more than 16 lengths behind at the :57.1 half but used a final quarter of :27.1 to gain the decision by a head. Bob Harper drove for trainer Michael Lee. L...
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Six positives at Indy Downs

on 05/23/2005 2:00 AM
A total of six horses stabled in Indiana Downs' receiving barn have returned positive or suspect positive test results for strangles, forcing the Shelbyville track to keep the barn under quarantine through the end of the Thoroughbred meet. Harness racing is scheduled to begin there July 1. Two horses showing signs of strangles were discovered Thursday morning, May 19. They have since returned p...
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Katie finishes second

on 05/23/2005 2:00 AM
Kikikatie made her first pari-mutuel start of the season Sunday night at Balmoral Park and finished second, beaten by just a head, by Madura in 1:52. Madura, a 6-year-old mare by Ball And Chain, cut the pace while Kikikatie enjoyed a two-hole trip. Both mares paced home in :26 and change. Kikikatie was driven by Dale Hiteman. She is eligible to the Classic Series, with the second leg set for Ju...
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Provincial Cup elims

on 05/23/2005 2:00 AM
American Ideal, Stonebridge Regal and Leading X Ample won the eliminations for the Provincial Cup Sunday night at Windsor Raceway while Berry's Creek Pace champ Four Starz Sisco broke stride in his elim and failed to advance. In the first elim, Stonebridge Regal, the betting favorite, jogged home in 1:52.2 with a margin of 3 3/4 lengths over runner-up McCabe Hall, with Lincoln Parke third. Jack...
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Bob Hackett dies

on 05/23/2005 2:00 AM
Bob Hackett, the editor of The Horseman And Fair World magazine during the 1960s to 1980, died Saturday, May 21, in Hilton Head, S.C. He was 80. Hackett traveled the country covering harness racing for The Horseman. He became involved in harness racing by first working at Walnut Hall Stud. and then served as editor of Hoof Beats magazine before taking over the helm of The Horseman. Funeral s...
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