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Sears hits 5,000 mark

on 03/08/2005 12:00 AM
Brian Sears, 37, became the 49th driver in harness racing history to win 5,000 win races when he scored with Thomas Thomas Monday night at Dover Downs. Sears used the passing lane to drive Juliana Swinford and Wendy Crissman's Thomas Thomas to a 1:53.3 victory in a $25,000 claiming race. Earlier Sears' 4,999th win came in the first race behind Cobbler Hanover, a 1:53.2 winner of a $20,000 Dela...
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More $ for Bobnoxious

on 03/08/2005 12:00 AM
It's getting to be a habit for Bobnoxious. For the seventh time at the current Dover Downs meet, the 5-year-old pacer has picked up the biggest paycheck in the Preferred Handicap. This time he turned in a 1:51.1 victory in a $35,000 event on Monday, bringing his season bankroll to $106,300. On a spring-like race day, Bobnoxious left quickly from the outside in a field reduced to five when Soho ...
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New CEO at Magna

on 03/08/2005 12:00 AM
Just two weeks after Magna Entertainment Corp. announced a loss of $95.6 million for its 2004 fiscal year, the racetrack owner has announced that it has a new chief executive officer. Thomas W. Hodgson has been appointed CEO, replacing Jim McAlpine. A Magna press release said McAlpine has been appointed vice chairman of corporate development for the racetrack operating company and will also con...
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Snowstorm hits New Jersey

on 03/08/2005 12:00 AM
A sudden snowstorm which pummeled sections of the northeast forced the cancellation of the final six races on the 10-race card of live racing at Freehold Raceway today. The late afternoon and evening simulcasting schedules were scrapped as well. Freehold will resume live racing Wednesday afternoon, March 9, with a 12-race card slated to being at 12:30 p.m. Meanwhile, up the road at the Me...
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Early returns in Florida

on 03/08/2005 12:00 AM
According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel newspaper web site, early returns showed Broward County voters approving slot machines at the county's pari-mutuel facilities. With 621 of 810 Broward precincts reporting, 75,396 votes, or 56 percent, were cast in support of the plan to permit Las Vegas-style slot machines at seven dog and horse tracks and jai-alai frontons, compared with 58,401 votes, o...
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Mohammed Mali wins again

on 03/06/2005 12:00 AM
Mohammed Mali extended his winning streak to six with a 1 1/2-length victory in the first of three $20,000 divisions of the Horse & Groom Series Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands. Mohammed Mali, driven by David Miller and trained by Mark Harder, trotted the mile in 1:55.2 and improved his 2004 record to six wins in seven starts. Miller tipped him off the pylons on the turn for home and clear...
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Vaccination proof needed

on 03/06/2005 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands, on the recommendation of the Department of Agriculture, will now require that all horses competing at the track have proof of vaccination for equine herpes virus. Written verification of vaccination within the last six months from a licensed and accredited veterinarian will have to be on record with the race office. "We don't feel there should be any problem with compliance," s...
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Kisses wins Big M Open

on 03/05/2005 12:00 AM
Stonebridge Kisses edged Feathery Fame at the wire to win Friday night's featured $42,500 Open Pace for mares at the Meadowlands. Driven by Yannick Gingras, Stonebridge Kisses equaled her career best with the 1:51.3 winning effort. A 5-year-old daughter of Artiscape, Stonebridge Kisses is trained by Mark Ford for owner Martin Scharf. It was her second straight victory and fourth in six starts i...
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Live Out Loud Rallies

on 03/05/2005 12:00 AM
Live Out Loud scored his fourth victory in a row with a lifetime best 1:49.4 mile in the $35,500 Open Pace for 4 year olds at the Meadowlands Saturday night. Trainer Patrick Lachance was in the bike as the 4-year-old Art's Conquest gelding, fresh off his sweep of the Aquarius Series, uncharacteristically took the lead in the race before the :54.2 half. But Skydancer Hanover and Ron Pierce shot ...
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Cam Fella Series opens

on 03/05/2005 12:00 AM
Great Expense and Crombes Last Laugh captured their respective $35,000 ( C ) divisions in the opening leg of the Cam Fella Pacing Series for 4 year olds at Woodbine Saturday night. Great Expense and Mark MacDonald sat a pocket trip behind Ponder and Jack Moiseyev before tipping in the lane and going on to a 1 1/4-length victory in 1:52.3. Apache Limo and Tony Kerwood were third. The winner i...
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Windsor asks for vote

on 03/05/2005 12:00 AM
Windsor Raceway, on the advice of the Ontario Racing Commission, is seeking approval from all parties who nominated their horses to this year's Provincial Cup to move the race from May 29 to Dec. 18. The letter asks the addressees to respond by March 14. Failure to return the letter will be considered a vote to move the race to the December date. Windsor says it will review the results of the p...
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Art's Cam keeps rolling

on 03/05/2005 12:00 AM
There's no stopping Art's Cam. The 5-year-old Artsplace gelding went wire to wire in scoring his sixth straight victory with a 1:50.1 mile in the $47,500 Open Pace at the Meadowlands Saturday night. Daniel Dube had Art's Cam flying from post eight right from the start. The Chris Oakes trainee had the lead as the field entered the first turn and he never let it go, setting fractions of :27, :55....
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Pa. Gaming Board meets

on 03/04/2005 12:00 AM
According to a timetable released Thursday by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, racetracks in that state could be issued slot machine licenses by December. It would then likely take another year before the slot areas are open at the tracks. By law, licenses must first be issued to slot machine manufacturers and distributors and casino suppliers at least three months before racetracks can r...
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Tracy approved at Vernon

on 03/04/2005 12:00 AM
Edward Tracy was formally approved in bankruptcy court Thursday as the new chief executive officer of Mid-State Raceway, the parent company of Vernon Downs. The New York State Racing and Wagering Board must now approve a temporary license for the former Trump casino executive before he can assume his duties. Accordin to a story in Friday's The Post-Standard, Jeff Gural, who has agreed to lend M...
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Night Mystery tests high

on 03/04/2005 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands's leading trainer Noel Daley was arrested by the New Jersey State Police after a search conducted on Wednesday afternoon found prescription label drugs, in which Daley did not have prescriptions for, unidentified injectable substances, hypodermic syringes and needles. The search was approved by the New Jersey Racing Commission as a result of an elevated TCO2 test on a horse from...
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Maywood Park robbed

on 03/03/2005 12:00 AM
Maywood Park was robbed of an undisclosed amount of cash Wednesday morning by two armed gunmen. The robbers struck at about 8 a.m. shortly after money was dropped off at the track by an armored truck, according to a spokeswoman for the Cook County sheriff's office. According to Thursday's Chicago Tribune, a description of the robbers was not available
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Prov. Cup must go May 29

on 03/03/2005 12:00 AM
The Ontario Racing Commission has ruled that Windsor Raceway must hold the Provincial Cup on its scheduled date of May 29. Last week the track announced it was postponing the race until an undetermined date in the fall. According to the ORC, the track would be in violation of a rule of racing that declares the date and place where early and late-closing events will be raced must be announced be...
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No surprises in 2nd round

on 03/03/2005 12:00 AM
Theresa Hall and Smashingpringipisa captured their respective $16,000 divisions of the second leg of the Night Style Series at the Meadowlands Wednesday night. Both mares had also won their divisions in last week's opening round. Trained by George Anthony and driven by John Campbell, the Joel Tobia-owned Theresa Hall won in 1:54.1, her third win in six starts this year. Wind Storm was a length ...
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Jug offers future wagering

on 03/03/2005 12:00 AM
For the second year in a row, there will be future wagering on the Little Brown Jug. There will be three early betting sessions available on the race that will be held at the Delaware, Ohio County Fairgrounds on Sept. 22, with 23 individual horses listed and one "all others" entry. Unlike last year, there will be no future wagering on the Jugette. The first betting session will take place June ...
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Slots at Windsor up

on 03/03/2005 12:00 AM
A story in the Windsor Star stated that third-quarter revenue from the slot machines at Windsor Raceway last year was $17 million, an increase from $16.3 million the same period the previous year. The average number of daily patrons was 2,883 compared to 2,606 in 2003. The increase in business at the racetrack was in direct opposition to the numbers released for Casino Windsor. That casino saw ...
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