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Hawk's license suspended

on 07/23/2004 2:00 AM
Dave Hawk had his license suspended by the Ohio State Racing Commission at a hearing Thursday for failure to turn over telephone, bank and tax records in its investigation into charges the driver bet against himself in races at Northfield Park last year. Last April the Commission told Hawk that it planned to suspend him for life for his participation in a Jan. 14 race at Northfield Park that re...
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Cal Expo set to open

on 07/23/2004 2:00 AM
The California Horse Racing Board has issued a release stating that Capitol Racing LLC has complied with the terms of its conditional license by supplying the board with financial data, and that everything appears to be factually correct. Capitol is in the process of arranging for a full audit. That audit could take several months, but with the conditional license, the Capitol harness meet will...
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Vernon to race only NYSS

on 07/23/2004 2:00 AM
Friday night's four $18,588 New York Sire Stakes contests for 2-year-old filly pacers will be raced at Vernon Downs but the seven overnight contests have been canceled. According to Harness Horse Breeders of New York executive director Bob Brooks, the four Sire Stakes races will be held as non-betting events at 6:45 p.m.
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Survivor's Amber at Mea.

on 07/23/2004 2:00 AM
Survivor All Stars winner Amber Brkich and her fiancee, "Boston" Rob Mariano, will be at The Meadows on Adios day August 14 for a three-hour meet and greet session. Brkich is from Beaver, Pa., a suburb of Pittsburgh. She was the $1 million winner on the recently-completed Survivor All Stars and was proposed to by her tribemate Mariano on the series finale. Her appearance at The Meadows comes th...
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Mare vies for Crown

on 07/23/2004 2:00 AM
Fourteen older trotters, including the mare Windylane Hanover, have been entered in this year's $800,000 Breeders Crown at the Meadowlands. Windylane Hanover, Fool's Goal, Cosington and Legendary Lover K have received byes into the July 31 final while the remaining 10 will go behind the gate in an elimination race Saturday to determine the final six starting slots. "The guys at Yankeeland, they...
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Elite Sorority wins at Scioto

on 07/22/2004 2:00 AM
New Jersey Sire Stakes champion Elite Sorority traveled to Ohio and posted the fasest time in Tompkins Geers action at Scioto Downs Wednesday night. The Cam's Card Shark filly won in 1:54.4, edging Real Rose by a neck. Other splits for 2-year-old filly pacers were won by Latte Lady, a Jenna's Beach Boy full sister to Driven To Win ($185,062), who scored in 1:56.1, Chotat Milk, a filly by Jate L...
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Filly wins fourth straight

on 07/22/2004 2:00 AM
Whotookwhat, a 2-year-old trotting filly by the Ohio sire Inquirer, trotted to her fourth straight career victory in Tompkins Geers action at Scioto Downs Wednesday night. The filly scored in 2:01.3 for owners William and Barbara Paull and trainer-driver Jim Dailey. Other 2-year-old trotting filly division winners were Bella Rose, a daughter of Mr. Vic, who romped home by 5 3/4 lengths in 2:00....
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Warkentin a NJ champion

on 07/22/2004 2:00 AM
Ken Warkentin caught 3-5 favorite Magic Swan in the stretch and trotted off to a 6 1/4-length victory in 1:56.1 in the $150,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes final for 2-year-old trotting colts Wednesday night at the Meadowlands. The colt is named after the Big M announcer. Ken Warkentin has now posted two wins in three lifetime starts. The Yankee Glide-sired colt is owned by Christina Takter and John...
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Lantern's Law a Hambo colt?

on 07/22/2004 2:00 AM
Lantern's Law, a 3-year-old gelding by Pine Chip, wired a field in 1:54.2 at the Meadowlands Wednesday night, winning by 1 1/2 lengths. The horse is eligible to the Hambletonian. Jim Campbell trains him for owners Jules and Arlene Siegel. Lantern's Law defeated Hambo eligibles Jailhouse Joey, who finished second, and Blushfire, who took third. Adams Hall, another Hambo eligible and a full broth...
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Norma a Countess winner

on 07/22/2004 2:00 AM
Up Front Norma, a 2-year-old filly from the first crop of sire Dragon Again, turned in a 1:53.3 effort to capture a $76,000 Countess Adios division at the Meadowlands Wednesday night. The filly is owned by Ed Mullinax, who campaigned Dragon Again, and his friend Frank Dettore. Both hail form the Cleveland, Ohio, area. Kelly O'Donnell, who trained Dragon Again as a 2 and 3 year old, also conditi...
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Vernon open despite problems

on 07/22/2004 2:00 AM
The Harness Horsemen's Association of Central New York has reportedly sent a letter to the New York State Racing and Wagering Board demanding that Vernon Downs' license be suspended. There were rumors late Wednesday that Vernon Downs would be forced to close its doors before that night's racing card due to bounced purse checks, but racing nevertheless continued at the track. Racing and Wager...
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Hawk finishes second

on 07/22/2004 2:00 AM
Despite charges that threaten to have him expelled from participating in racing for quite some time, Dave Hawk is still competing at Ohio tracks. He drove Goa BB to a second-place finish in Tompkins Geers action Wednesday night at Scioto. Hawk had not previously driven the Cam's Card Shark filly trained by Mike Roth.
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Dr Drew getting sharp

on 07/22/2004 2:00 AM
Among the entries for the $552,500 Breeders Crown Pace is the mid-western-based Dr. Drew. The 4-year-old son of Jenna's Beach Boy has put together a three-race winning streak that prompted trainer Joe Seekman to enter the stallion in the Breeders Crown. "Plans was to race him in there, but he didn't start off so sharp," Seekman explained. "Then took him to Chicago and he's been pretty sharp his...
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Vernon cancels Thursday

on 07/22/2004 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs announced late Thursday afternoon that it was canceling its racing card later that evening because of a ruling made by the New York State Racing & Wagering Board earlier that day. According to Vernon, the New York racing board made the ruling because of insuffiicient funds to cover purses. The track will continue to offer afternoon and evening simulcasts until further notice. The R...
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Field set for Hugo Abergs

on 07/21/2004 2:00 AM
The field has been set for the $133,958 Hugo Åbergs Memorial at the Jægersro track in Malmö, Sweden. The third leg of the World Cup Trot will be raced July 27 over a one-mile distance. The field, in post position order with drivers, includes: Digger Crown (Stig H Johansson), Java Darche (Jos Verbeeck), Magnetic Power (Thor Borg), Scarlet Knight (Stefan Melander), Revenue...
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Neville Award to O'Brien

on 07/21/2004 2:00 AM
Hall of Famer Joe O’Brien, a two-time winner of the Little Brown Jug, has been selected as the sixth recipient of the Joseph Neville Memorial Award to be presented at the Mayor’s Breakfast on Sept. 22, 2004. O’Brien was chosen by a 23-member panel of national and international harness racing enthusiasts. O’Brienâ...
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Trump beats Bird in Ind.

on 07/21/2004 2:00 AM
Donald Trump was awarded Indiana's final license to operate a casino, beating out basketball star Larry Bird's partnership. The Indiana Gaming Commission voted 4-2 to award the contract to Trump Indiana, which will operate the casino in French Lick, ironically the hometown of Bird. Included in Trump's $108 million proposal are payments of $10 million to help renovate two historic hotels in the ...
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Goodell wins 7 at Hazel

on 07/21/2004 2:00 AM
Eric Goodell tied a Hazel Park track record Tuesday night when he recorded seven driving victories on the card. Mario Baillargeon was the first driver ever at Hazel Park to win seven races on a card, doing so on April 28, 1987. In the mid 1990s Kevin Wallis won seven races on a single program on three separate occasions: April 27, 1996; June 22, 1996; and July 20, 1998. Goodell, currently the l...
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Upset in New York

on 07/21/2004 2:00 AM
Cross Creek Smokey, driven by Dan Cappello, pulled off a major upset at Saratoga Tuesday night when he won a division of the New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting colts in 2:02.3. Sent off as a 45-1 longshot, Cross Creek Smokey sat in the back of the field for most of the mile while betting favorite, Hesa Hit Too let the way. Going down the stretch Hesa Hit Too faded, making room for a ...
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Showdown in Tarport Hap

on 07/21/2004 2:00 AM
Three-year-old filly pacers Rainbow Blue and Kikikatie, both sporting identical records of 16 wins in 17 career starts, will meet for the first time ever in the first of two $81,600 Tarport Hap divisions at the Meadowlands Friday night (July 23). Twelve fillies will line up behind the gate in each division, with Rainbow Blue starting from post seven and Kikikatie from post four in the sixth race o...
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