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Just A Bee picks up 8th win of season

on 04/07/2015 2:00 AM
Just A Bee survived an early speed duel with Godiva Seelster and went on to score a narrow win over her newest arch-rival on Monday night (April 6) at Pompano Park. Handled by trainer Mike Micallef, the 7-year-old daughter of Mr Feelgood, was involved in a speed duel through a good portion of an opening panel of :26.4 while seeking command from her outside five post in her quintet. Once on ...
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Schmitz reappointed chair of Ohio commission

on 04/07/2015 2:00 AM
Ohio Governor John R. Kasich has reappointed Robert K. Schmitz as chairman of the Ohio State Racing Commission for a second term beginning April 3, 2015 through March 31, 2019. Gary G. Koch and T. Todd Book of Columbus have also been reappointed as OSCR commissioners for terms beginning April 3, 2015 through March 31, 2019.   Schmitz, of Bexley, Ohio, will be serving his s...
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Australia screening for performance-enhancing gasses

on 04/07/2015 2:00 AM
Harness Racing New South Wales (HRNSW), the regulatory body of harness racing in the state that includes the Tabcorp Park Menagle track, will send a range of urine samples to Cologne, Germany, to be screened for several different prohibited substances including xenon and argon gas. Methods of analysis for the detection of the elements has been developed for both blood and urine ...
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Colonial announces shutdown of all venues

on 04/07/2015 2:00 AM
Citing legislation currently working its way through the 2015 Virginia legislative session which will deny Colonial Downs approximately $2 million of operating funds annually, Colonial Downs announced on Tuesday (April 7) the immediate shutdown of all its remaining pari-mutuel venues.   Senate Bill 1097 will reallocate funds previously used to offset Colonial Downs' live racing...
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3 Levy splits; Foiled Again sits out this week

on 04/07/2015 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's fourth round of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series Saturday night attracted 18 entrants, thus neatly divided into three, $50,000 divisions (races 5,6 and 7). The math of three groupings and four horses entered does not work with the new one-horse-per-trainer-per-division rule, so Ron Burke had to "bench” someone, and that someone was Foiled Again. Harness racing'...
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Shoppers find the "Dress" they want in Lex

on 04/07/2015 2:00 AM
Stacey Ruddick and Denise Dennis said yes to the dress and ended up with a horse. It happened in 2012. Ruddick and Dennis were interested in buying a yearling trotter named Panthere Dream at the Lexington Selected Sale, but worried the filly might not fall in their price range. A friend asked if they saw a dress they really liked, would they look at the price tag or simply buy the dress. Ruddi...
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Gale, Armstrong, Anderson into Canadian Hall

on 04/07/2015 2:00 AM
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce its 2015 inductees. A total of 10 horses and people have been elected to the Hall of Fame. Standardbred inductees include horses Artsplace, JC's Nathalie and people H. Charles (Charlie) Armstrong, William (Bill) Gale and Harry Eisen. The Thoroughbred inductees are Mine That Bird, Robert (Bob) M. Anderson, James (Jim) Bannon, Stewart...
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Woodbine posts increase in handle per race

on 04/07/2015 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group announced on Tuesday (April 7) that per race handle for the 2014-15 Woodbine Standardbred Fall-Winter meet, which concluded on Monday, April 6, was up in comparison to the same period during 2013-14.   With a total of 94 cards held between Oct. 16, 2014, and April 6, 2015, which is 22 more race dates than the same period over the 2013-14 racing...
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Angelo J Fra upsets in Meadows series

on 04/07/2015 2:00 AM
 Dismissed at a lush 32-1, Angelo J Fra blew up the toteboard Tuesday at The Meadows when he brushed wide through the line to capture an opening-leg division of the Visible Gold Pace. Somekindaparty took the other $17,500 split in the series, for sophomore colts and geldings, that honors Visible Gold, a fast-class star from the Ron Burke stable.   Angelo J Fra was fifth by 3 1/...
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JL Cruze, Opulent Yankee win Weiss splits

on 04/07/2015 2:00 AM
Four of the first five winners at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Tuesday night paid the five cents to a dollar legal minimum profit in winning, including three visitors to Victory Lane during $15,000 third round series action of the Bobby Weiss Series – with the quartet tallying by a combined 21 lengths.   The trotting males were up first, and two Meadowlands invader took all ...
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Ohio's whipping rule passed, but not official

on 04/06/2015 2:00 AM
Revised "Use of the Whip” rules (3769-17-17) for Ohio harness racing that were approved at the March 30 Ohio State Racing Commission's meeting will need to be reviewed by two other state boards (Common Sense Initiative and Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review), before taking effect in 90 days.   While there are already regulations—via state codes—in place for the use of the w...
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SBOANJ director Edward Razzetti dies

on 04/06/2015 2:00 AM
Edward R. Razzetti, first vice present of the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey (SBOANJ) and a board member for nearly three decades, passed away on Sunday, April 5. Razzetti, 79, of Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, formerly of East Rutherford, was born in Passaic to Edward and Florence Razzetti.   "Ed was one of the finest men I ever knew,” said SB...
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$100,000 Delaware final on Tuesday

on 04/06/2015 2:00 AM
Political Foe, Go Byem and Egosnattitudes and Go Byem, winners of the most impressive $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) male trot preliminaries, head an eight-horse field vying in the $100,000 final on Tuesday, April 7. A $20,000-$25,000 claiming pace heads the regular card at Dover Downs. Post time is 4:30 p.m.   Political Foe scored two victories with Eddie Dennis dr...
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Flying Muscles, Chef Lee take Meadows trots

on 04/06/2015 2:00 AM
Flying Muscles and Chef Lee, the 1-9 and 1-5 favorites, respectively, justified bettors' faith in them Monday at The Meadows, as each captured a $17,500 opening-leg division of the Tamarind Trot. The series for 3-year-old colts and geldings honors Tamarind, one of the track's top active trotters, who is owned and trained by Bill Bercury.   Flying Muscles acquitted himself well in th...
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Callmemza takes $100,000 Delaware final

on 04/06/2015 2:00 AM
Overlooked Callmemza (Call-Me-Miz-A) enjoyed a perfect two-hole trip en route to a 1:58.1 victory in the first of four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) finals this week- the sophomore filly trot-on Monday (April 6) at Dover Downs. It was the headline event for winning driver Jonathan Roberts, who had three wins.   Race favorite I Got Spunk (Corey Callahan) broke s...
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PH Supercam three-peats in Levy split

on 04/05/2015 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway offered up Round 3 of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series Saturday night. Four, $50,000 divisions featured 30 of the best Free-For-Allers, with last season's winner emerging as this season's target.   Odds-on PH Supercam (Jason Bartlett, $3.20), from post position No. 2, outsprinted Lucan Hanover (Tim Tetrick) in the first event, winning out of the pocket b...
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Panocchio wins by a nose at Pompano

on 04/05/2015 2:00 AM
In a classic battle to the wire, Panocchio, driven by Bruce Ranger, held on to score a narrow decision in Pompano Park's $13,000 Open Handicap Pace on Saturday night--ironically, by a "nose!"   The 5-year-old altered son of No Pan Intended, owned by Emile Johnson Jr. along with trainer Jim Mattison, scored his first win of the season in his second start, pinning the narrow defeat on...
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Boffin wins Easter feature at Miami Valley

on 04/05/2015 2:00 AM
With several of Miami Valley’s top trotters taking Easter Sunday off, Boffin (Chris Page) took full advantage by hopping into the winner’s circle following the featured $14,850 Open.   The 5-year-old son of Donator Hanover enjoyed a perfect pocket trip behind favored Celebrity Hercules (Dan Noble) before easing to the outside in early stretch and coasting to a relative...
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Ice Scraper sets all-age Miami Valley mark

on 04/04/2015 2:00 AM
Ice Scraper paced the fastest mile in the two-year history of Miami Valley Raceway on Saturday night, capturing capturing the $18,150 Open Pace in 1:50.1.   Driver Ken Holliday, who returned to the sulky in January after a prolonged absence, set sail early and led the talented field through a brisk opening quarter in :26. Despite no impending pressure Holliday continued a brisk...
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Repeat winners in Hoosier Park features

on 04/04/2015 2:00 AM
On a chilly Saturday night in Indiana, odds-on favorites were hot at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino as both of the heavy favorites delivered in the $21,000 featured trot and pace. Each of the featured events saw familiar faces in the winner's circle as both races produced repeat winners from the previous week.   Kicking things off for the evening, Rose Run Parker and Ricky Macomb...
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