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Navarro Sets New Single-Season Win Record At Monmouth Park

Trainer Jorge Navarro saddled his 56th winner of the Monmouth Park meet when Go Trumpy Go captured the final race on the Sunday program, giving the 41-year-old conditioner the new record for most wins in a single season at the Jersey Shore racetrack. The previous record was established by John Tammaro III in 1974, during […]

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Trainers Jacobson, Levine Celebrate Career Milestones

New York horsemen David Jacobson and Bruce Levine reached training milestones this past week, picking up career victories No. 1,000 and 2,000, respectively, and were recognized on Thursday at Belmont Park. Jacobson, 60, took Belmont’s third race on Thursday with Classic Salsa to reach 1,000 wins. The Brooklyn native saddled his first winner in 1976 […]

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Trainer Bruce Levine Notches 2,000th Career Victory

Trainer Bruce Levine notched his 2,000th career victory June 13 when the 5-year-old mare Guayana won the sixth race at Penn National Race Course. According to the Blood-Horse, Levine, who has been a regular in New York and New Jersey racing for many years, worked for trainers John Russell and John Campo, before going out […]

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Misconnect Sneaks Up For General George Victory

Racing for the first time in Maryland, Repole Stable’s Misconnect made a dramatic late surge in the final 50 yards to catch Cutty Shark at the wire and win the $250,000 General George Handicap (G3) by a neck Monday at Laurel Park. The 37th running of the General George for older sprinters was one of […]

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Trainers Levine, Ward Suspended for Medication Violations in New York

Trainers Bruce Levine and Wesley Ward each have been suspended by the New York State Gaming Commission for medication violations, but the two men are reacting differently to their cases. Bruce Levine has been suspended 21 days and fined $5,000 as a result of a positive test for Vardenafil, the active ingredient in the erectile […]

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Trainers Levine, Cox Handed Suspensions for Banned Substances

New York trainers Bruce Levine and Brad Cox were both dealing with medication positives this week, according to Daily Racing Form’s Dave Grening. Bruce Levine was handed a 21-day suspension for a positive test of vardenafil, the active ingredient in erectile dysfunction drug Levitra in his horse Santa Elf in May. Levine was given 30 days […]

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Hot Stones Noses Out Merry Meadow in Bed O’ Roses

Hot Stones prevailed by a nose in a lengthy stretch battle with Merry Meadow to win the Grade 3, $150,000 Bed o’ Roses for fillies and mares, giving jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. his fifth and final victory on Saturday at Belmont Park. Stepping up in class and cutting back in distance off a second in […]

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Buddy’s Saint Breaks Down During Morning Work, is Euthanized

PRESS RELEASE Buddy’s Saint, a promising graded stakes winner that had been nearing a return to the races, broke down in a workout Sunday morning on the Belmont Park main track and had to be euthanized.   The 3-year-old son of Saint Liam, trained by Bruce Levine, had a very impressive 2009 juvenile campaign including wins […]

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THE WEEK THAT WAS…JUNE 22-28

Two years ago, Deep Impact, a two-time Horse of the Year in Japan, traveled to Paris to take on the world’s best grass runners in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Thousands of Japanese fans followed the horse to France and bet with such confidence that Deep Impact was the odds-on favorite to win what […]

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EPO MAN

The recent out-of-competition blood-doping tests for horses trained by the red-hot Bruce Levine at Monmouth Park were not the first such inquiry in New Jersey and won’t be the last, promises Frank Zanzuccki, the veteran executive director of the New Jersey Racing Commission.   Levine’s horses tested clean for blood-doping agents, better known as erythropoietin, […]

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