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Sophomores win first

on 05/13/2004 2:00 AM
It was a night for maidens at the Meadowlands Wednesday night (May 12). In three conditioned paces for 3 year olds, each winner scored its first lifetime victory. Donovan's Reef, overlooked after three undistinguished starts, got up for a half-length victory in the fourth race and paid $100.20 to his backers. The 3-year-old Artsplace colt, driven by Yannick Gingras and trained by owner Sam DePi...
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Oops Im a winner

on 05/13/2004 2:00 AM
Oops Im A Filly, winless in 10 starts last year as a 2 year old, began her 3-year-old campaign with a 1:58.3 victory Wednesday night (May 12) at Pompano Park. Driven by Dan Daley, the Covert Action filly held off My Casino Funds and Wally Hennessey by a head for her first lifetime score. Daley also trains the filly for owners Robert Pergament and Ann-Mari Daley.
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Oops I'm a winner

on 05/13/2004 2:00 AM
Oops Im A Filly, winless in 10 starts last year as a 2 year old, began her 3-year-old campaign with a 1:58.3 victory Wednesday night (May 12) at Pompano Park. Driven by Dan Daley, the Covert Action filly held off My Casino Funds and Wally Hennessey by a head for her first lifetime score. Daley also trains the filly for owners Robert Pergament and Ann-Mari Daley.
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VGMs $300,000 to NYSS

on 05/13/2004 2:00 AM
The first video gaming machine in the state of New York was turned on at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway on Jan. 28, with Buffalo Raceway joining in on March 17. Already, the machines have generated $300,000 for the New York Sire Stakes program, with the majority of those revenues headed directly into the purses of Sire Stakes legs raced at those tracks this summer. Saratoga has contributed $236,76...
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City wants cut from slots

on 05/13/2004 2:00 AM
The Yonkers City Council has endorsed at state legislative "wish list" that calls for the city to receive a portion of the income from the planned video lottery casino at Yonkers Raceway. According to the Journal News, the council's message came five days after Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone, six of seven City Council members and other state and federal elected officials attended a meeting of abou...
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Rainbow fave in Rose Red

on 05/13/2004 2:00 AM
Rainbow Blue is the 2-1 morning-line choice in the second of two Rose Red eliminations at Hazel Park Raceway Friday night (May 14). The 3-year-old daughter of Artiscape rides a seven-race winning streak into the Rose Red, which carries a $100,000 final on May 21, most recently a victory in the Blossom Series final at the Meadowlands on April 24. Rainbow Blue has lost just once in 10 career star...
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Glowing Report in NJSS

on 05/13/2004 2:00 AM
With all the attention directed at I Am A Fool and Modern Art facing each other in New Jersey Sire Stakes and the Graduate final Saturday night (May 15) at the Meadowlands, it's easy to overlook the opening round of New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old fillies Friday night. There will be three divisions of the sire stakes for fillies Friday night, two going for $25,600 and the third for $25,00...
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VLT support need in Ohio

on 05/13/2004 2:00 AM
It has come to the attention of the Ohio Harness Horsemens Association that within the next two weeks the Ohio Legislature will vote to place on the November ballot a resolution that would make it constitutional to place video lottery terminals at Ohio's seven racetracks. Because of the importance of his legislation to the harness racing business in the state, the OHHA is encouraging members an...
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Slots discussed in Maryland

on 05/13/2004 2:00 AM
Slots legislation may be in the offering in Maryland after all. The state's three top leaders met earlier this week in the first of what is supposed to be "almost daily" discussions about a referendum on the November ballot. According to the Washington Post, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. met for dinner Monday with Senate President Thomas V. Miller Jr. and House Speaker Michael E. Busch to discuss ...
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New Fla. in-training sale

on 05/13/2004 2:00 AM
Garden State Horse Sales Company together with Eric Cherry's newly-formed South Florida Sales Company has announced a new in-training sale featuring 2 year olds. The sale is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005 and will be held at South Florida Trotting Center in Lake Worth, Fla. The sale gives breeders a new alternative, as well as buyers that wish to purchase yearlings this fall for resale as ...
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Top colts in same NJSS

on 05/12/2004 2:00 AM
The two top-rated 3-year-old pacing colts, I Am A Fool and Modern Art, have drawn into the same New Jersey Sire Stakes division Saturday night (May 15) at the Meadowlands. Modern Art, who will be driven by David Miller, drew the rail while I Am A Fool will start from post eight in the eight-horse field. Two other NJSS divisions for this group are also carded Saturday night.
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Cutler, Graduate finals set

on 05/12/2004 2:00 AM
Eight trotters will compete in the $180,000 Cutler Memorial Trot at the Meadowlands Saturday night while a field of nine will contest the $285,000 Graduate. From the rail out, the Cutler field features Fulfilled Dreams, War Paint, Danish Delight, Elegant Man, Abbey Road C, Approved Action, Dink Adoo and Fool's Goal. The Graduate field, from the rail out, is comprised of Armbro Animate, Mini ...
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Future wagering for Jug

on 05/12/2004 2:00 AM
The Delaware County Fair is promoting a future win wager for both the 2004 Little Brown Jug and the Jugette Filly Pace. The new wagering format allows racing fans to bet early on all 3 year olds who are eligible to the Little Brown Jug and Jugette races. The minimum bet is $2.00 and all Jug and Jugette Future Wagers are win betting only. Delaware County Fair Marketing Director Phil Terry will h...
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Another 3YO ready

on 05/12/2004 2:00 AM
Panspacificflight, the winner of a Bluegrass division at The Red Mile last fall, will make his first start of the 2004 season Saturday night at the Meadowlands in an overnight race. Last year Panspacificflight, a son of The Panderosa, won seven of nine starts and earned a mark of 1:53. The colt is owned by Peter Pan Stables.
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Rosecroft sale denied

on 05/12/2004 2:00 AM
The Maryland Racing Commission voted 6-1 on Tuesday (May 11) to reject the bid of Northwind Racing to purchase Rosecroft Raceway. Fronted by veterinarian Mark Ricigliano, in partnership with Greenwood Racing, Northwind had made a $10 million offer to purchase the Maryland track. Northwind had predicated its purchase agreement on the commission approving Rosecroft to simulcast Thoroughbred races...
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Modern Art ready to go

on 05/12/2004 2:00 AM
Although the 3-year-old pacing heavyweights Modern Art and I Am A Fool have drawn into the same $25,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes division at the Meadowlands Saturday night (May 15) in their season debuts, Modern Art's trainer Joe Holloway said to not read too much into the outcome. "We're ready and as good as we can be. They have to race sometime," Holloway told The Horseman by cell phone Wednesd...
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AG shoots down casino

on 05/12/2004 2:00 AM
Adding a 10th casino in Illinois hit another roadblock Tuesday (May 11) when the state's attorney general said she was withdrawing her support for the transfer of the license. Meanwhile, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says he wants to build a city-owned land-based casino in the Windy City. Attorney General Lisa Madigan rejected the Illinois Gaming Board's 4-1 vote to allow bankrupt Emerald Isle Ca...
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License snafu for Evers

on 05/12/2004 2:00 AM
Trainer Mark Evers had marked the Graduate Series at the Meadowlands on the race schedule of Art's Chip, but hit a bump in the road when New Jersey racing officials wouldn't license the 46-year-old Ohioan. After entering the 4-year-old son of Artsplace in a Graduate prep race on May 8, a problem with Evers' license prompted the track stewards to scratch the colt. According to New Jersey State S...
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Camelot Hall qualifies

on 05/12/2004 2:00 AM
Camelot Hall made his first qualifying start of the season at Balmoral Park Wednesday morning, winning by more than three lengths in 1:55.4. The 3-year-old son of Blissfull Hall-Cirque De Soleil won the Metro final and was second in the Woodrow Wilson final last year while taking a mark of 1:51.4 and earning $647,435 for owners David Scharf, Steven Arnold, Jerry Silva and the Sampson Street Sta...
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Work continues at Mighty M

on 05/12/2004 2:00 AM
Construction at Mighty M Gaming at Monticello Raceway is continuing at a swift pace as the renovation of the 47-year-old building dashes towards the June 30 finish line and opening date. The new gaming venue facility will accommodate 1,743 video gaming machines (VGMs), the 350 seat Winner's Circle buffet, the Mighty Mmmm Food Court and the 75 seat Lava Lounge featuring nightly entertainment....
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