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Crombes Last Laugh sweeps

on 01/29/2005 12:00 AM
Crombes Last Laugh held off the late challenge by Buckeye One and captured the $56,300 ( C ) final of the Willowdale Pacing Series at Woodbine Saturday night in 1:51.4. Steve Condren was in the bike as the 4-year-old Abercrombie gelding swept into the lead in the homestretch past the pace-setting Rapid Dialing, then held off Buckeye One and Mike Saftic by a neck to complete a sweep of the serie...
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AdvantEdge return tonight

on 01/28/2005 12:00 AM
AdvantEdge sulkies, made by Evolution Racing, will be back on the track at the Meadowlands, starting tonight. The sulkies, associated with driver-trainer Tom Harmer, were sidelined Jan. 15 in response to the collapse of a bike driven by Cat Manzi, which took place a few minutes before the Meadowlands' sixth race Friday night, Jan. 14. "Evolution Racing was proactive in submitting pertinent i...
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Serenity Seelster scores

on 01/28/2005 12:00 AM
Favored Serenity Seelster captured the $33,534 final of the Miss Vera Bars series at Woodbine Thursday night, defeating Lady D M by three quarters of a length in 1:55.4. Tony Kerwood was at the lines of the Camluck lass as she pulled first-over at the half and tracked down the pace-setting Lady DM and Mike Saftic. Serenity Seelster opened a 1 1/2-length lead early in the stretch then held on a...
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Call him Coach Teague

on 01/28/2005 12:00 AM
Trainer George Teague Jr. has been honored by the Delaware Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association with the Tubby Raymond Coach of the Year Award. At festivities Thursday night in Delaware, Teague accepted the award, the first time it has ever been given to someone other than a regular team coach. "It was definitely a big surprise. I didn't know what to say when I first got up there," Teague...
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He's a champion on ice

on 01/28/2005 12:00 AM
Carry The Mar captured Thursday night's $12,000 Champion On Ice Trotting Series final at Balmoral Park. Trained and driven by Homer Hochstetler, Carry The Mar prevailed by a half-length over John R Yankee in 1:58.4 despite being parked the entire mile and moving three wide in the final turn. A 5-year-old Carry The Message gelding, Carry The Mar is owned by Jeanne Marquis. After making a break a...
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Malabar Man, Plesac to NY

on 01/28/2005 12:00 AM
Reports of Malabar Man being exported or not being exported to Italy have continued through the month, but Winbak Farm of New York has reported that the trotting stallion will definitely continue to stand at that site. Also standing at stud this year at WInbak of New York will be the stakes-winning free-for-all trotter Plesac, 1:52.2 ($2,501,758).
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Willow Wiper dies

on 01/28/2005 12:00 AM
Willow Wiper, the 1982 Aged Pacer of the Year in Canada, has died at the age of 27. The son of Windshield Wiper was in Thorndale, Ont., at the farm of Richard Griffiths. Willow Wiper retired with a mark of 1:53.2, 43 wins and $606,395 - more than $417,000 earned in 1982--for owner Robert Hamather. As a stallion, Willow Wiper sired the winners of more than $6 million, including the $532,000-wi...
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Pacific Illusion Rallies

on 01/27/2005 12:00 AM
Pacific Illusion, driven by John Campbell, followed the outside flow and moved five-wide in the stretch, getting up for a three-quarter length victory in the $54,250 White Ruffles final at the Meadowlands Wednesday night. Pacific Illusion paced the mile in a lifetime best 1:54.1, edging Wind Storm. Bottom Dealer was third by 2 1/4 lengths. Smashingpringipisa, the even money favorite, faded to f...
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Ind. pull-tab update

on 01/27/2005 12:00 AM
The push to put pull-tabs at Indiana's two pari-mutuel tracks may quickly stall if a consensus is not reached. That was the message from Rep. Robert Alderman during a three-hour meeting of the House Public Policy and Veterans Affairs Committee Wednesday, Jan. 26. Alderman, the committee chairman, is looking for one proposal, and not two competing bills, to advance. The two bills calling for 2,5...
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White Birch honored

on 01/27/2005 12:00 AM
The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey has announced Joe Parisi's White Birch Farm in Allentown as breeder of the year for 2004. A special presentation will be made Saturday, Jan. 29, at the annual New Jersey Equine Awards dinner at the Freehold Gardens Hotel. Usually listed among the top breeders in North Aerica with the sale of yearlings each fall, the Parisi family is...
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Kadabra has 1st foal

on 01/27/2005 12:00 AM
World champion trotter Kadabra's first foal came at 5:30 a.m. Thursday at Concord Stud Farm in Cream Ridge, N.J. The filly is out of the stakes-winning mare Odessa Drummond, who is owned by Lee and Linda DeVisser. "Lee was very excited when I told him. He told me to call The Horseman and call everybody else," said Concord's Julie Meirs, adding that the owner was as excited as any proud father w...
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More slots in Florida?

on 01/26/2005 12:00 AM
According to reports in South Florida, as Broward and Miami-Dade counties prepare to vote on adding slot machines at local pari-mutuel tracks, the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians has written Gov. Jeb Bush a letter, arguing that putting the slots referendum on the ballot gives them the green light for slots. In a letter to Gov. Bush, the tribe argues that passage of Amendment 4 by voters last Nov. 2...
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Rumsfeld wins Super Bowl

on 01/26/2005 12:00 AM
Rumsfeld had the strategy and the firepower to win the $71,035 Super Bowl Final Tuesday night at the Meadowlands, turning in a 1:56 effort for owner Antoinette Nigito. John Campbell sent the 4-year-old trotter three wide on the final turn, taking the lead in the final strides for a three-quarters of a length victory. Grain Of Truth was second. "We bought this horse for $55,000 as a yearli...
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PPK slots by November?

on 01/26/2005 12:00 AM
Bernie Goldstein, chairman of Isle of Capri Casinos, which owns Pompano Park, was quoted in Wednesday's Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel that he hopes to have 3,000 slot machines operating by December at the racetrack. Final approval for the slot machines still must come from Broward County voters, who will go to the polls March 8 in a local referendum. A local referendum is also scheduled for Miam...
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Pacers fly to wins

on 01/26/2005 12:00 AM
The honors of the continent's fastest miles Tuesday might lead to a person wanting to take to the friendly skies. Pacing to 1:52.3 victories, Jett Away captured the $22,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace at Dover Downs while Armbro Airborne captured a conditioned pace at the Meadowlands. For Jett Away, a 5-year-old daughter of Dream Away, the win was her first of the year in four starts. Trained and ...
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Girls sweep Aussie card

on 01/26/2005 12:00 AM
It was definitely girl's night out at the Ararat racetrack in Australia Tuesday night as female drivers swept all eight races on the program. Australia's leading driver Kerryn Gath accounted for six of the wins while D'Arne Bellman and Brooke Hansen captured the other two events. For Gath, her win binge equaled her previous high set in 2000 at Moonee Valley. That six already earned her a share ...
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4,000 wins for Stillings

on 01/25/2005 12:00 AM
Richard "Dick" Stillings, 60, who began his career in the 1970s with Ohio horseman Dick Buxton, drove his 4,000th winner at The Meadows Monday night. Stillings achieved the milestone win with Goodly Chip. Stillings and Hall of Famers Billy Haughton and Herve Filion are the only drivers to have trained two or more Little Brown Jug winners and driven more than 4,000 winners. Stillings trained Jug...
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Big night for Roberts

on 01/25/2005 12:00 AM
Johnny Roberts, who had just four wins to his credit at Maywood Park this year, scored a four-bagger on Monday night's card. Roberts captured the second race for his father, trainer Ronnie Roberts with Steven Leita's Big Spiel in 2:03.2, and followed that up by winning the fifth race in 1:57.3 with Olivia's First for trainer Steve Weiss and owner Ray Howard. Roberts then steered Squirt The ...
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USTA picks Sharbaugh

on 01/25/2005 12:00 AM
Eric M. Sharbaugh, 47, a vice president of a Pennsylvania information technology firm has been recommended by a search committee to fill the post of executive vice president of the U.S. Trotting Association. Sharbaugh is the son of Richard E. Sharbaugh, a former chief executive of the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen's Association and the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission. The committee, comp...
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3,500 wins for MacDonell

on 01/24/2005 12:00 AM
When Paul MacDonell drove Rockingham, a 4-year-old pacer, to the wire first on Sunday at Woodbine, he also hit a milestone: It was his 3,500th career win in the sulky. MacDonell, who will turn 42 on Saturday, started from the outside post position nine with Rockingham, a 12-1 longshot. MacDonell is coming into the 2005 season off of what is arguably his most accomplished season to date. He ...
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