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Tax to help Mich. slots?

on 05/14/2004 2:00 AM
The Michigan State House on Wednesday (May 12) passed a measure that would raise the state gaming tax at the three Detroit casinos from 18 percent to 36 percent--and some believe that could bode well for the future of slot machines at the state's seven racetracks. State Sen. Buzz Thomas (D-Detroit) told the Detroit Free Press that he believes the House measure is a political tactic to force cas...
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Mars Bar delivers foal

on 05/14/2004 2:00 AM
Mars Bar 3, 1:56, a winner of $432,535 for Armstrong Bros., delivered her first foal, a brown Conway Hall filly, on May 12 at the Armstrong farm in Inglewood, Ont. At two, Mars Bar won the Robert Stewart, Champlain and an elimination of the Oakville Stakes, finishing second in the final. At age three she won the Colonial Lady, an elimination of the Del Miller, took her record in an elimination ...
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Horsemen indicted in NJ

on 05/14/2004 2:00 AM
According to the Newark Star Ledger, trainer Dan Sheddan and groom Bruno Chiodo were indicted on May 13 by a New Jersey state grand jury on charges of rigging a publicly exhibited contest. Sheddan was also charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and tampering with evidence. The men were arrested by New Jersey State Police on Feb. 21 while in the act of administering banned ...
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Super Kay extends streak

on 05/14/2004 2:00 AM
Sophomore trotter Super Kay won her fifth consecutive start Thursday, May 13, in Genesis Series action at Hoosier Park. Driver-trainer Joe Putnam was able to work out a good trip starting from the second tier and put the filly in front nearing the half. Super Kay did the rest, extending to a near two-length advantage at the wire in her sixth seasonal start. The Super Ben Joe filly, owned by Lar...
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Trotters highlight quas.

on 05/14/2004 2:00 AM
Friday morning's (May 14) qualifiers at the Meadowlands had some of the top sophomore trotters in action for the first time in 2004. Trond Smedshammer sent out a half dozen from his stable, including the winning Windsong's Legacy. A 3-year-old son of Conway Hall, Windsong's Legacy won his qualifier in 1:57.1, defeating the Ron Gurfein-trained, Mike Lachance-driven Powerful Emotion. Windsong's L...
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Hambo golf at top course

on 05/14/2004 2:00 AM
The 12th annual Hambletonian Charity Golf Tournament, to be held Aug. 2, is moving to Montclair Golf Club in West Orange, NJ, recently rated one of the top 20 private courses in the state by NJ Monthly magazine. Montclair, founded in 1892, is listed by the US Golf Association as one of the first 100 clubs established in the country. The golf tournament and gift auction will benefit the Standa...
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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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