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50-50 vote in Florida

on 11/03/2004 12:00 AM
With more than 6.8 million votes cast--98 percent of Florida's precincts reporting--the vote for Amendment 4 is virtually a tie with the amendment losing by less than 7,000 votes. Amendment 4 would allow voters in Broward and Miami-Dade counties to vote in separate referendums to allow slot machines at the seven horse and dog tracks and jai-alai frontons in the counties. The vote is currently a...
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Star-studded Progress elims

on 11/03/2004 12:00 AM
Breeders Crown champ Western Terror has drawn post three in the first of two Progess Pace eliminations at Dover Downs Sunday night, with the high-quality field of six going postward also including North America Cup winner Mantacular, Meadowlands Pace winner Holborn Hanover and Quik Pulse Mindale, the fastest of the division in 2004. Little Brown Jug winner Timesareachanging has drawn the outsid...
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Courageous Lady split

on 11/03/2004 12:00 AM
One dozen 3-year-old pacing fillies, including two supplemental entrants, dropped into the box for Saturday's Courageous Lady at Northfield Park, which forced the race to split into a pair of $68,600 divisions--each with six starters. The first division features the Peter Pan Stable-owned entry of Pan And Teller and Disneypan, which was made the 5-2 morning line favorite. Pan And Teller is ...
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Average down 5 percent

on 11/03/2004 12:00 AM
In keeping with the industry trend, the Standardbred Horse Sales Company concluded its annual yearling sale in Harrsiburg, Pa., early Wednesday evening and finished with a five percent decline in the average price. The major yearling sales in Kentucky had also posted declines in average. Last year the Standardbred Horse Sale auction averaged $31,446 for 945 yearlings, with the gross slightly mo...
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Magee patriarch dies

on 11/03/2004 12:00 AM
Curtis Magee, the father of horsemen Dave, Dean and Darryl Magee, died Monday (Nov. 1). A wake was to be held Nov. 3 at Wendt Funeral Home in Bonduel, Wisconsin.
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14 in Matron 3YOF Pace

on 11/03/2004 12:00 AM
Fourteen 3-year-old pacing fillies were entered in the Matron, requiring two eliminations on Monday, Nov. 8. Breeders Crown champ Rainbow Blue, a winner of 17 of 18 starts, has been entered and will compete in the first elim, race 10 on the card. Jugette winner Glowing Report is in the second elim. First elim 1--Whig Party 2--Mojo Mama 3--Rainbow Blue 4--Heather's Gambit 5--Fie Foe Fire 6...
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Ohio dates still undecided

on 11/02/2004 12:00 AM
At a meeting last month, the Ohio State Racing Commission awarded 2005 racing dates to the state's seven racetracks. Final approval hinged on a nine-party agreement between the four harness tracks, the three Thoroughbred tracks, the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association (OHHA) and the Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association. When Thistledown and the Ohio HBPA did not sign the agreem...
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Average up through two

on 11/02/2004 12:00 AM
The second session of the Standardbred Horse Sales Company's annual Harrisburg yearling auction concluded early Tuesday evening with the 684 yearlings selling thus far in the first two days generating an average price of $35,975, up from the $32,868 average through two sessions in 2003. There were several $100,000 yearlings sold on Tuesday, including one of the last horses to go through the rin...
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Lindy Lane filly wins

on 11/01/2004 12:00 AM
Passionate Kemp, a 3-year-old filly by Lindy Lane out of the Mystic Park mare Sonata Lobell, captured the Orsi Mangelli for 3 year olds in Milan Monday by trotting to a stakes record-setting mile of 1:55.1. Passionate Kemp won her elimination with authority in 1:56.1 over the very firm track and then her driver, Jorma Kontio, selected post one for her in the final. They controlled the race from...
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Pacing colt brings $305,000

on 11/01/2004 12:00 AM
A total of 338 yearlings went through the ring and brought an average price of $43,966 during the first session of the Standardbred Horse Sale Company's annual auction in Harrisburg, Pa., on Monday. Western Mac, a brown colt by Western Hanover, fetched the highest price of the first session when he brought a high bid of $305,000 from Rich Annunziata. Annunziata has owned such notables as Mattu...
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2YO Matrons drawn

on 11/01/2004 12:00 AM
Matron eliminations for 2-year-old pacing and trotting fillies will be featured on the Saturday night, Nov. 6, card at Dover Downs. Nine have been entered in the $63,150 2-year-old filly trot elim with Solveig leading the field. In the 2-year-old pacing filly elim, 11 were entered, including Breeders Crown elim winner Fast Ruffles and Art's Bid.
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Lexington Legend wins

on 10/31/2004 1:00 AM
Lexington Legend, who won the Kentucky Sire Stakes 2-year-old colt pace final at The Red Mile when a clear path opened up for him at the top of the lane, made his own way on the front this time to win an elim for the American National in 1:53.3 at Balmoral Saturday night. With Dave Magee driving, Lexington Legend, a colt by Jate Lobell, scored by 3 3/4 lengths over Cherry Picker, a son of No Nu...
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Chello's Sin D Upsets

on 10/30/2004 2:00 AM
Indiana Sire Stakes finals are the headliner event at Indiana Downs over the weekend, and Friday night Chello's Sin D put distance between herself and her foes in the final turn before narrowly holding on to win the $60,600 Indiana Sire Stakes final for freshman filly pacers. The 17-1 choice beat favorite Maid's Last Work and Dan Shetler to the wire by half a length in 1:54.2. Driven by Jay Cro...
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Big trainer race in Ind.

on 10/30/2004 2:00 AM
The trainer standings at Indiana Downs have been tight all season long, and the Shelbyville track's leading trainer will be crowned Saturday, Oct. 30, on the final day of the meet. Conditioners Dan Perdue and Sara Haynes are separated by one victory, and each has several opportunities to win on the afternoon card. Perdue will send out eight horses on the 12-race card in hopes of building on his...
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Sire Stakes in Indiana

on 10/29/2004 2:00 AM
LW Sweet Talker, twice a winner this season, took home top honors Thursday at Indiana Downs with a victory in the $52,200 Indiana Sire Stakes final for two-year-old filly trotters. With Don Irvine Jr. in the bike for the first time, the Gulf Talk freshman won by three-quarters of a length over Double A Queen and Dan Shetler in 2:00. The filly ends her freshman season with three wins in 10 start...
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Artbitration wins comeback

on 10/29/2004 2:00 AM
Artbitration, the winner of this year's Lynch Memorial, won at The Meadows over a good track Friday afternoon in 1:53, just missing her lifetime mark by one-fifth of a second. The filly had been sidelined with a respiratory infection during late August and September, missing the Fan Hanover, Nadia Lobell and Jugette. Artbitration, with regular driver Pat Berry in the bike, started from post two...
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DSBF finals held

on 10/28/2004 2:00 AM
Med Vac broke his own track record for 2-year-old gelding trotters with a wire-to-wire 2:00.4 victory in the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund final Wednesday night at Harrington Raceway. Driven by John Wagner, Med Vac was a two-length winner over Maid To Command and Command Of Heart. Also setting a Harrington track mark was Valerin K, who crushed his competition by seven lengths ...
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Man beats horse at Windsor

on 10/28/2004 2:00 AM
In front of an overflow crowd at Windsor Raceway Wednesday night, Canadian collegiate track star Ryan McKenzie edged the 3-year-old pacing filly Sammartha Stewart in a charity match race. McKenzie covered his half mile in a blazing 1:55.4, while Sammartha Stewart, starting her one-mile journey from a standing start, covered the distance in 1:56.1, one full second than her previous lifetime mark...
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Raceway Park sold

on 10/28/2004 2:00 AM
According to a report in Thursday's Cincinnati Enquirer, Raceway Park and the off-track betting parlor it operates near the Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, have been sold to Argosy Gaming Co. for about $20 million. Argosy operates the Argosy riverboat casino near Cincinnati, and a chief executive for the company told the Enquirer the purchase is to "give us a little bit of an insurance pol...
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Ohio dates not approved

on 10/28/2004 2:00 AM
The Ohio State Racing Commission has issued a release stating that the live racing schedule for 2005 approved tentatively by the commission at its monthly meeting in October will not go into effect. The release said: All of the state's seven commercial racetracks and representatives of Thoroughbred and harness horsemen did not sign a written agreement. This agreement was necessary before the ...
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