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Isle of Capri underway

on 02/14/2004 7:00 PM
Luckyisasluckydoes captured the fastest of the three opening round divisions of the Isle of Capri Pacing Series at Pompano Park Saturday night (Feb. 14). Hipeka A and Quality Of Life also came up winners in their respective $25,000 divisions in the first leg of the three-week series. With Bruce Ranger driving, Luckyisasluckydoes came up first-over down the backstretch but never stopped pacing a...
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Escape The Wind in Aquarius

on 02/14/2004 7:00 PM
The expected duel between Escape The Wind and Pronger in the $35,000 second leg of the Aquarius Series at the Meadowlands Saturday night (Feb. 14) never materialized as the former dominated the field to win his fourth straight. With Roger Mayotte driving, Escape The Wind used a :26.3 final quarter to cruise to a three-quarter-length victory over Boulder Creek (Daniel Dube) in 1:51.1, giving him...
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Valentine's Day proposal

on 02/14/2004 7:00 PM
If you were at Northfield Park Saturday night (Feb. 14) or watching via simulcast, a horse named "Will You Marry Me" didn't suddenly enter the contest at the half. Ayers Ratliff, who has filled in for regular announcer Greg Young at Northfield, called the third race and in the middle of the race proposed to his girlfriend Heidi Edler. Edler was brought up to the announcer's booth prior to the t...
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Mack Lobell Series

on 02/13/2004 7:00 PM
Lori Louise, a 6-year-old mare by Jurgy Hanover, scored a neck victory over I'm Dam Goog and Son Of Flair A in the opening round of the $125,000 Mack Lobell Trotting Series Friday night (Feb. 13) at Pompano Park. Lori Louise trotted to a 1:56.1 victory. The second dvision was very similar to the first as Ultimate Sundance held off Trappers Salute A at the wire to win in 1:56.1. Bruce Ranger dr...
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HTA announces winner

on 02/13/2004 7:00 PM
Dr. George A. Maylin of Cornell University, one of the world's leading researchers in equine drug testing and veterinary toxicology, is the 2004 winner of Harness Tracks of America Messenger Award. Dr. Maylin, an associate professor of toxicology at Cornell, is co-director of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's Super Drug Testing Laboratory; director of the New York State Racing and ...
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Setback in Indiana

on 02/12/2004 7:00 PM
Legislation authorizing electronic pull-tab machines at Indiana's racetracks and two satellite wagering facilities suffered a major setback Thursday (Feb. 12). It is now unlikely the full Senate will vote on the matter. House Bill 1188 was assigned to the Senate Rules committee by Senate President Pro Tempore and committee chairman Robert Garton. "I've made it no secret that I'm not in favor of...
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Jr. Trendsetter action

on 02/12/2004 7:00 PM
Crazy For Ever drew off to a 6 1/4-length victory in the first of seven $12,500 divisions of the second round of the Jr. Trendsetter Series Thursday night (Feb. 12) at the Meadowlands. The time of the mile was 1:53. Crazy For Ever, who was interfered with and knocked offstride in last week's first round, picked up his third victory in four starts. Noel Daley trains Crazy For Ever for owner Adam...
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Mare ready for big-time

on 02/12/2004 7:00 PM
Making her first-ever appearance at the Meadowlands on Jan. 30 against open mares, Maybe A Rita finished seventh, following up that effort with a third-place finish in the opening leg of the Cape & Cutter Series Feb. 6. She's drawn post six in a division of the second leg of the Cape & Cutter Friday night (Feb. 13), and although trainer Ross Croghan says he was pleased with both of Maybe A Rita...
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Rooney Pace canceled

on 02/12/2004 7:00 PM
The Hambletonian Society has announced that the Art Rooney and its companion filly race, the Rose of Tralee, have been canceled by Yonkers Raceway in 2004. The anticipated video lottery terminal construction project, scheduled to begin sometime in June of this year, will make it impractical to race the Rooney and Rose of Tralee on their previously scheduled dates. Yonkers Raceway attempted t...
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Odds On Charmaine wins

on 02/12/2004 7:00 PM
Odds On Charmaine won her second striaght leg of the Cape & Cutter Series Friday night (Feb. 13) at the Meadowlands. This time she only prevailed by a head over Worldly Beauty in 1:52.2. Molly Can Do It took the second division of the second leg with a three-quarter length victory in 1:52.3. Carolina Sunshine finished second while Odds On Racing Stable had another series contestant, odds On Mic...
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AA Theory on way back

on 02/10/2004 7:00 PM
Trainer Des Tackoor told The Horseman Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 11) that 2003 Meadowlands Pace winner Allamerican Theory is less than a week away from starting his preparations for his 4-year-old campaign. Tackoor is currently vacationing in Las Vegas, from where he will return to his Ontario farm on Saturday (Feb. 14), with Allamerican Theory returning to training two days later. "He's been o...
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Dan Patch winners

on 02/08/2004 7:00 PM
No Pan Intended, who had already locked up divisional honors as the top 3-year-old pacing colt of 2003, won Pacer of the Year and Horse of the Year honors at the annual U.S. Harness Writers Association awards dinner in Atlantic City Sunday night (Feb. 8). Owner Bob Glazer said it was probably his greatest night in racing as he accepted accolades for No Pan Intended, who was pacing's 10th Triple...
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Cape & Cutter at Big M

on 02/06/2004 7:00 PM
Odds On Charmaine, who finished first in a heat of the Jugette last fall only to be disqualified for interference, won a leg of the Cape & Cutter Series for mares at the Meadowlands Friday night (Feb. 6) thanks to a two-hole trip. Odds On Charmaine, who was driven by David Miller, won by 1 1/4 lengths in 1:54.2 over a sloppy track. Arukiddinme finished second while Maybe A Rita, a recent purcha...
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Three wins for mare

on 02/06/2004 7:00 PM
Lookettepoedunk, a 6-yeaar-old pacing mare by Look Sharp, has now won three of four starts this year at Woodbine. Friday night at Woodbine she defeated Armbro Amoretto in 1:52.4. Armbro Amoretto, driven by Luc Ouellette, led for virtually all of the mile before Lookettepoedunk, with Mike Saftic driving, took control in the stretch and won by one length over the track rated "good." Walk On Th...
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Escape The Wind scores

on 02/06/2004 7:00 PM
Escape The Wind, who missed winning the Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Colt Pace by a head at the Meadowlands in November, made his first start at the Big M since then a winning one Saturday night. He captured the first leg of the Aquarius Series in 1:51.3. With trainer Roger Mayotte driving, Escape The Wind took control of the race at the half and won by three quarters of a length over his stablema...
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He's far from road kill

on 02/06/2004 7:00 PM
Eaton Road Kill is now six for six this year after winning Saturday night at the Meadowlands with a 1:51.3 mile. Eaton Road Kill won three races at Cal Expo in California before heading east and has now won three straight at the Big M. Mark Harder trins Eton Road Kill for California owner Gregg Pistochini. Last year the gelding won 11 of 32 starts.
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Meadows cancels card

on 02/06/2004 7:00 PM
The Meadows in Pennsylvania canceled its Saturday afternoon (Feb. 7) card due to unsafe track conditions. Rain and milder than usual temperatures caused thawing of the track surface that created the conditions the horsemen deemed unsafe.
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Legislation moves forward

on 02/04/2004 7:00 PM
The Indiana House approved a bill Wednesday (Feb. 4) that would permit electronic slot-like gambling machines at the state's two horse racing tracks and in two off-track betting outlets. The bill would allow 5,000 of the electronic machines in the state. Hoosier Park in Anderson would get 1,000 machines, as would Indiana Downs in Shelby County. Off-track betting parlors in Indianapolis and For...
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Governor in attendance

on 02/04/2004 7:00 PM
The newly established Kentucky Horse Racing Authority held its first meeting Thursday at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington and Gov. Ernie Fletcher, who created the new authority, was there to address the 16-member board. The authority replaced the Kentucky Racing Commission, which Fletcher abolished shortly after taking office. Gov. Fletcher reitered his earlier remarks about his plans for t...
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First foal by Andover Hall

on 02/03/2004 7:00 PM
The first foal by Andover Hall has been born. Lovelytobehold 3, 1:54.3 ($457,568) delivered a colt by Andover Hall Jan. 27 at David Meirs' Concorde Stud in New Jersey. Lee and Linda DeVisser own Lovelytobehold, a daughter of Armbro Goal out of a Crowning Point mare. She has one other offspring, a 2 year old by SJ's Photo.
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