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Artbitration Pulls Upset

on 02/11/2005 12:00 AM
Artbitration split horses deep in the stretch and scored a 1:52 upset in the $35,000 second division of the Cape And Cutter Series first leg at the Meadowlands Friday night. In the first division Parklane Powerful rallied up the pylons for a 1:53 victory. Artbitration had a pocket trip going for herself before getting caught in the Meadowlands Shuffle. Locked in third along the rail as Burning ...
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Snowshoe to Night Sounds

on 02/11/2005 12:00 AM
Night Sounds led from start to finish in posting a 1:53.4 victory in the $50, 400 ( C ) final of the Snowshoe Pacing Series at Woodbine Friday night. Mario Ballargeon was at the lines as the 4-year-old Artsplace stallion cut fractions of :27, :56 and 1:24 en route to the 1 3/4-length victory over A Week At The Beach (Richard Zeron). Grand Bend Turbo (Reginald Gassen) was another length back in ...
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Northville closed longer

on 02/11/2005 12:00 AM
The Michigan Harness Horsemen's Association is reporting in a statement on its website that live racing will not resume at Northville Downs until Tuesday, Feb.22, due to an outbreak of equine herpes that has caused 200 horses at the track to be quarantined. The MHHA statement said that: "we are advised that the State Veterinarian has determined that, in order to further educate the industry and...
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Mitchell leaving WEG

on 02/11/2005 12:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) has announced that Hugh Mitchell, the company's Senior Vice-President Racing, has resigned effective April 2 to take the position of chief operating officer at Western Fair Association, a place he previously worked. Mitchell said the decision to leave WEG was made in part to work closer to his home. David S. Willmot, chairman and C.E.O. of Woodbine, said Mitch...
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Three score in Exit 16W

on 02/11/2005 12:00 AM
I Am I Said and Brian Sears swept past the leaders in deep stretch and posted a 1:52 victory in the third and fastest division of the Exit 16W Series opening leg at the Meadowlands Friday night. Other division winners were Prince Vince in 1:52.2 and Francam, also in 1:52.2. I Am I Said, a 4-year-old son of Grinfromeartoear, scored his second straight victory in three season starts with the vict...
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No surprises in filly series

on 02/10/2005 12:00 AM
Favorites Mary Sue Too and Vegas Style won their respective $12,500 divisions of the Tender Loving Care Series for 3-year-old pacing fillies Wednesday night at the Meadowlands. Sent off the overwhelming 1-9 favorite in the first split, Mary Sue Too won by 1 ¼ lengths over Linda's Rose in 1:53.4. Driven by Ron Pierce for trainer Noel Daley and owners D'Elegance Stable, TLP Stable and Adam Vic...
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Owners team up in Florida

on 02/10/2005 12:00 AM
Standardbred owners Allan Saul and Dana Parham have teamed up to open a supercenter aquarium in south Florida near Pompano Park. Saul, who campaigned the top pacing filly Armbro Amoretto, will open his first aquarium supercenter, Big Al's, in the U.S. in Tamarac, Fla. He already has 20 stories in Canada. Parham, the principal in the Odds On Racing Stable, is also participating in the $1.8 milli...
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Driver on recovery road

on 02/10/2005 12:00 AM
Driver Jeff Gregory told The Horseman Thursday morning that a doctor's appointment the previous day went as good as could be expected and that hip-replacement surgery will likely not be in his future. Gregory has been out of action since being hurt in a race accident at Freehold Jan. 14, suffering a broken hip. "The x-ray showed that the bone hadn't moved a bit since my x-ray two weeks ago," sa...
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Mare takes Del. feature

on 02/09/2005 12:00 AM
Ann Other Porsche sped to a 1:54.2 victory in the $17,000 Mares pace feature Tuesday at Dover Downs. Leading trainer Kevin Lare was in the sulky behind Ann Other Porsche and raced the 8-year-old Down Under mare second behind 14-1 West Coast Arturo (Sean Bier) until the three-quarters when he popped her to the outside and quickly sped into the lead. Ann Other Porsche then held off a strong char...
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Jackson fighting eviction

on 02/09/2005 12:00 AM
According to published reports, the Jackson County (Mich.) Fair Board has begun eviction proceedings against Jackson Harness Raceway, which has raced at the fairgrounds for six decades. The raceway operates in exchange for at least $75,000 of its simulcast revenue, and it is that figure that the Fair Board would like to raise. They would like the track to increase its annual payment to at least...
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4th horse tests positive

on 02/09/2005 12:00 AM
Northville Downs has been ordered by the Office of Michigan Racing Commissioner to cancel live racing at least until Tuesday, Feb. 15, after a fourth horse came up positive for equine herpes. The latest is a 2 year old who was stabled in a barn located directly above the race paddock. Northville Downs simulcast director John Carlo told The Horseman he was told that in order to facilitate a ster...
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New group to run Cal-Expo

on 02/09/2005 12:00 AM
There will be a new operator of the Cal-Expo harness meet as of Sept. 1 when the newly-formed Sacramento Harness Association takes over with a three-year contract with the California Exposition and State Fair. After a 10-year stint operating the Cal-Expo harness meet, Capitol Racing did not submit a formal bid to continue when its lease expires July 31. According to a story in Tuesday's Sacrame...
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Sanbelle Hanover dies

on 02/08/2005 12:00 AM
Sanbelle Hanover, dam of Sanabelle Island p,1:50.4 ($1,641,676), has died at Winbak Farm of Maryland from a ruptured uterine artery. The Tyler B mare was 16 years old. Sanbelle Hanover took a mark of 2:02.3f as a freshman and earned $5,556 in two seasons of racing. Following her 3-year-old campaign she was bred to In The Pocket with Sanabelle Island being the resulting foal. She had seven othe...
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Northville cancels races

on 02/08/2005 12:00 AM
Northville Downs canceled its Tuesday night racing program as well as morning qualifiers as a result of a 2-year-old colt, who was brought to the Michigan track about 10 days ago, showed signs of equine herpes. Although the young horse had an elevated temperature and nasal discharge, reports on Tuesday said that the temperature had gone down. The horse in question, which would be the fourth to ...
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Marlene Brown dies

on 02/08/2005 12:00 AM
Marlene Brown, the wife of Hanover Shoe Farms public relations director Murray Brown, died Tuesday morning of lung cancer. She was 59. In addition to her husband, to whom she would have been married 40 years on May 2, Mrs. Brown is survived by daughters Jennifer Hodur and Stacey Zitto; son, Andrew; and four grand grandchildren. A memorial service for Mrs. Brown will be held at 2 p.m. Friday,...
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Sisters score at Pompano

on 02/08/2005 12:00 AM
Sisters Cornelian and Cormontess, siblings to Pompano Park track record holder Clare's Guy, both won at Pompano Monday night. The trio are sired by Corleone and are from the mare Claremont. The 4-year-old Cornelian captured the night's first race trot in 2:02.2, breaking her maiden in her ninth career start. Mark O'Mara drove for trainer Robert Connor Jr. and owners Robert Barker and Marah Lee....
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Another Belcher positive

on 02/08/2005 12:00 AM
Trainer Jenny Belcher, the wife of suspended trainer Bob Belcher, has now also received a suspension for a class I positive. The positive was for the drug aminorex, a painkiller that has also been discussed as a drug comparable to amphetamines. It has been off the market to both humans and animals for more than 20 years. Belcher's positive was posted Monday, Feb. 7. Her attorney, Max Kravitz of...
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Life Source in 1:50.1

on 02/05/2005 12:00 AM
Life Source, driven by George Brennan, found room up the pylons and drew off to a 1 1/2-length victory over Make It Brief in the $108,600 Presidential final Saturday night at the Meadowlands. He won in 1:50.1, setting a stakes mark. Make It Brief was the pacesetter. Eaton Road Kill finished third. As for Life Source's victory, "He just got a great trip," said trainer Richard J. Banca. "Ever...
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Rainbow Blue takes O'Brien

on 02/05/2005 12:00 AM
Rainbow Blue, who turned in some of her most impressive efforts of the season in winning the Breeders Crown and Fan Hanover Stakes at Woodbine, was honored as Canada's Horse of the Year for 2004 at the O'Brien Awards dinner Saturday night. Among the other award winners were Luc Ouellette, who was voted the Driver of the Year, and Joe Stutzman, who took Trainer of the Year honors.
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1:49.4 mile at Big M

on 02/05/2005 12:00 AM
Johnny Be Cool N, a 7-year-old gelded son of Miles McCool, was the fastest winner on the Saturday night card at the Meadowlands with a 1:49.4 mile. It was also the second straight victory for the New Zealand-bred who is now owned by Robert Ranquist Jr. of Illinois. Last year Johnny Be Cool N won eight of 21 starts and took a mark of 1:50 at Balmoral Park.
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