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PPK, horsemen sign contract

on 06/25/2004 2:00 AM
Pompano Park and the Florida Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association have announced they reached agreement on a new three-year contract. While details on the new agreement were not released, starting Friday, July 2, purses for all pari mutuel races will be raised $100 across the board. "We are happy with the progress of our summer racing season and the spirit of co operation that the ho...
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Peaceful Way wins qua.

on 06/25/2004 2:00 AM
Peaceful Way, last year's O'Brien Award winner in Canada as the top 2-year-old filly trotter and runner-up in Dan Patch voting for divisional honors in the United States, won a qualifier at Mohawk Racetrack Friday morning (June 25) in 1:56.3. With Chris Christoforou driving for trainer Dave Tingley, Peaceful Way won by more than 13 lengths in her first appearance since making a break in the Cas...
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Cantab Hall romps in qua.

on 06/25/2004 2:00 AM
Unable to find a pari-mutuel start for the 2003 Trotter of the Year Cantab Hall, trainer Ron Gurfein entered his charge in a Friday morning (June 25) qualifier at the Meadowlands, which resulted in a 1:54.2 romp. Undefeated in 10 starts last year at two, Cantab Hall won a qualifier on June 11 at the Big M in 1:56. He was subsequently entered in a New Jersey Sire Stakes elimination on June 17, b...
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King ready to return

on 06/25/2004 2:00 AM
Trainer Dave Sabatelli is putting Four Starzzz King back into training after some time off. The 3-year-old gelded son of The Panderosa last raced May 30 when he finished second in the final of the Provincial Cup at Windsor. "It's been an amazing year for Four Starzzz King, who I think is probably in the top five 3 year olds in the country right now," said Jeff Cohen, who co-owns along with Mik...
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Fillies set to square off

on 06/24/2004 2:00 AM
On Friday night (June 25), 12 three-year-old pacing fillies will square off in a division of the New Jersey Sire Stakes at the Meadowlands in what looks to be an outstanding match between record-setting Apple Krisp, who leaves from post six, and Rainbow Blue, who has won all seven of her starts in 2004. Last week in NJSS action, Apple Krisp posted a 1:49.4 mile and equaled the Big M track recor...
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Housethatruthbuilt wins

on 06/24/2004 2:00 AM
Housethatruthbuilt rallied from eighth at the half to win the $150,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes final for 3-year-old filly trotters at the Meadowlands Wednesday night (June 23) in 1:54.1. With Brian Sears driving, Housethatruthbuilt won by three-quarters of a length over Silver Springs, who was later disqualified for causing interference to Self Indulgent and Have You Ever at the start. In The Sh...
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Big wins for NJ freshmen

on 06/24/2004 2:00 AM
Eleven A M paced to an impressive 1:55.2 victory and Mystic Gold was clocked in 1:57.2 in winning their respective New Jersey Sire Stakes divisions for 2-year-old colt pacers at the Meadowlands Wednesday night (June 23). With John Campbell driving, Eleven A M won by three-quarters of a length over Western Glory (George Brennan), with Gemini Jon (Brian Sears) third. Eleven A M, a son of Falco...
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Harrah's joins Chester

on 06/24/2004 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission has unanimously approved a partnership between Harrah’s Entertainment and the new Chester Downs racetrack and marina in Chester, Pa. Harrah’s has committed approximately $275 million to the project and will have equal partnership with company president Joseph Lashinger and partners George Miller and Kevin Flynn. Accord...
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Marean to run for House

on 06/24/2004 2:00 AM
Don Marean, a U.S. Trotting Association director representing Maine in District 9, has announced he is a candidate for the Maine House of Representatives in this fall's elections. Marean is the Republican candidate for District 131 in the election on November 2. Marean and his wife, Linda, own and operate Lindon Farm, where they stand the stallions Lahar and Warren Moon. Mareanâ€â...
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Scarlet Knight wins

on 06/24/2004 2:00 AM
Hambletonian winner Scarlet Knight returned after his disappointing effort in the Elitlopp final and showed up with a thundering effort, showing the same class as when he made his season debut. He was really powering around the Solvalla track as he opened swiftly for the lead this time and then kept trotting in high speed without any pulled-up fractions. He was timed in a rate of 1:55.2 over 2,140...
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Trotters sparkle in Coons

on 06/24/2004 2:00 AM
Call City Hall and SF Misty, two of the most consistent performers on the Michigan circuit, won their respective Charles Coon Memorial finals for 4-year-old trotters at the Croswell, Mich. fairgrounds Wednesday night (June 23). Call City Hall won his $10,852 Coon elim by four lengths in 2:00.2 for trainer-driver Todd Buter, with Alterity, driven by Larry Smith for trainer Cliff Makin, winning t...
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Walter Case arrested

on 06/24/2004 2:00 AM
According to a story in Thursday's (June 24) Cleveland Plain Dealer, Walter Case Jr. has been arrested after allegedly stabbing his wife Nadine with a steak knife at their home. Case is being held in jail on a $2 million bond while his wife is in a hospital recovering from the wound and a collapsed lung. According to the report, Nadine Case moved out of the home over the weekend but returned Tu...
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Pa. slots reported OK'd

on 06/24/2004 2:00 AM
Reports coming out of Pennsylvania state that a tentative agreement has been reached in the legislature that will allow slot machines in the state, including at the racetracks. The agreement will allow up to 3,000 at each of up to 12 locations, including the eight tracks and four off-track locations. Up to 500 machines will also be allowed at two resort sites. A gambling commission whose seven ...
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Gidde Palema doubtful for BC

on 06/24/2004 2:00 AM
Although there are reports out that the owner of this year’s Elitlopp winner Gidde Palema, Karl-Erik Bender, has said he will not be bringing the trotter to North America to compete in next month’s Breeders Crown at the Meadowlands, Hambletonian Society president and CEO Tom Charters told The Horseman he has not yet heard any word of any definite decision. â...
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Noe to retire in 2005

on 06/24/2004 2:00 AM
Fred Noe, the executive vice president of the US Trotting Association since March, 1993, will retire effective March, 2005. USTA president Phil Langley said Noe wishes to retire at that time, when his current term expires, and return to Virginia, where he lived prior to taking the USTA post. Langley said Noe announced his intentions during a meeting of the USTA Executive Committee on Wednesday....
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Sunshine sale not done yet

on 06/24/2004 2:00 AM
Sidney Korn, who along with Alvin Jacobson owns Elegantimage winner Mystical Sunshine, has confirmed that an agreement in principle has been reached with Swedish interests for the purchase of a share of the 3-year-old Yankee Glide filly. Jacobson also told The Horseman that the sale is not yet final, that negotiations are still ongoing. Korn said the Swedes have shown interest in the filly sinc...
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Unspoken, Ella Fitz win

on 06/23/2004 2:00 AM
Two-year-old filly pacers Unspoken and Ella Fitz Hanover each posted game victories in their respective $40,750 New Jersey Sire Stakes divisions at the Meadowlands Tuesday night (June 22). Unspoken, with George Brennan driving, was a 16-1 upset winner in the first split, using a final quarter of :27.3 to close late and get the nod in a five-horse blanket finish in 1:56. World Of Dreams (Jim Mor...
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Myolin wins 1st of year

on 06/23/2004 2:00 AM
Myolin, one of this year's leading contenders to find the Hambletonian Oaks winner's circle in August, won her first race of the year Tuesday night (June 22) at the Meadowlands, posting a 1:55.4 victory in a $10,000 conditioned event. Fellow Oaks eligible Muscle Toy finished second, while Hambletonian-eligible Keystone Navigator was third. Ron Pierce drove the winner, a daughter of Muscles Yank...
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Betting while doing dishes

on 06/23/2004 2:00 AM
According to a report on ESPN.com, convenience wagering is about to take a step even further next month when Youbet, the leading on-line wagering company, introduces its wireless hand-held devices. Simply put, that means bettors will be able to make wagers while tanning on the beach, walking the dog, taking out the garbage or watching the kids play softball. The devices are already being used i...
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Calif. VLTs dealt blow

on 06/23/2004 2:00 AM
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has put a damper on the prospects of the addition of video lottery terminals at racetracks in that state by signing revenue-sharing compacts with five Native American tribes that will allow them to install an unlimited number of machines in exchange for underwriting $1 billion in bonds and paying new license fees for additional slot machines. In announc...
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