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Maltese Artist in 1:49.4h

on 04/22/2007 2:00 AM
The Battle of Lake Erie turned into a family feud between cousins David and Brett Miller, but when the two came to the finish line it was Brett who prevailed with Maltese Artist in a world record 1:49.4 over David and God Dust Beach. Our Lucky Killiean and Peter Wrenn were third.   The two Millers went at it right from the start. Gold Dust Beach from post four and Maltese Artist from post f...
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Marnie Hall wins Strada

on 04/22/2007 2:00 AM
Marnie Hall ($4.00, $3.00, $2.40) fought off Miss Galvinator ($8.20, $5.20) in the final strides to win the $75,000 Thomas Strada Memorial on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   Fast early fractions set up an ideal cover flow for Marnie Hall and driver Dan Dube.  Burning Point pressed the early pace as she cleared the lead from Up Front Dragonfly in a :26.3 opening quarter and took t...
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Jet takes flight in Levy

on 04/22/2007 2:00 AM
With Tony Morgan driving for trainer Tom Harmer, Jereme\'s Jet scorched his five rivals in the first of three $50,000 divisions of the fourth leg of the Levy Series at Yonkers Saturday night, wiring the field under wraps in 1:52.1. Pacific Playboy (Stephane Bouchard) was the bridesmaid, beaten a non-threatening length-and-a-half, with Pacific Renegade (Tim Tetrick) along for third.   \"Gre...
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Search Engine cruises

on 04/22/2007 2:00 AM
Search Engine had no worries as he won the $12,000 opening leg of the Indiana Sires Stakes for three-year-old colts and geldings Saturday, April 21. With driver Mark O’Mara back in the bike, the duo strolled to the gate-to-wire victory in a new career best in 1:53.4. “The track was really good to us tonight,” said O’Mara. “The way he (Search Engine) just covered ground was the reason wh...
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Welu\'s Dreamboat repeats

on 04/22/2007 2:00 AM
Welu’s Dreamboat visited the winner’s circle for the second straight time after taking the featured $10,000 Isle Mile I Pace at Pompano Park on Saturday in 1:53.1.   Starting from post two in the evening’s opening event, driver Anthony Napolitano allowed Welu’s Dreamboat to settle along the pylons in fourth place as Bronson Hall (Tom Harmer) rocketed off the gate to take the lead,...
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New handicapping champ

on 04/22/2007 2:00 AM
Jim Famularo II won the National Harness Handicapping Contest at the Meadowlands Saturday night, finishing with a bankroll of $2,091 to take home first place and the $50,000 prize. He finished with $125 more than the second-place finisher. The Horseman And Fair World\'s Gordon Waterstone got off to a slow start and finished out of the top 10.   Famularo, of Toms River, N.J., Famularo finish...
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Shark Gesture debuts

on 04/22/2007 2:00 AM
Breeders Crown champion Shark Gesture made an impressive 4-year-old debut, winning the second of two divisions of the $21,500 Race Time Free For All at Balmoral Park Saturday night in 1:50.3. In the first split, Thisbigdogwillfight was a 1:50.4 winner. Redbud Stable and Michael McNeely’s Thisbigdogwilfight once again lived up to his moniker as he confidently held five rivals at bay to win by 2 ...
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CR Dream Catcher scores

on 04/22/2007 2:00 AM
CR Dream Catcher ($7.40, $4.60, $3.60) split horses to take the lead and the victory in the featured $110,700 Su Mac Lad  final Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands. The 6-year-old gelded son of Royal Troubador trotted the mile in 1:53.4, finishing 1 1/4 lengths ahead of Beach Nut Brand  ($4.80, $3.60).  Dink Adoo ($4.60) finished 1 1/2 lengths back ...
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Mr. Muscleman returns

on 04/22/2007 2:00 AM
Mr. Muscleman ($3.20, $2.60, $2.40) returned to the track in winning fashion, capturing the $20,000 opening leg of the Father Foley Memorial series on Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands.    Trained by Noel Daley and driven by Ron Pierce, Mr. Muscleman took control of the lead around the backside and held off San Remo Kosmos ($3.60, $3.20) at the wire to win by a half-length in 1:53.3.&...
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Change in Coleman policy

on 04/21/2007 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG), which last year ordered trainer Casie Coleman to race out of detention barns at Woodbine and Mohawk, has decided to modify its stance, issuing the following: After a significant period of time, and number of starts, Woodbine Entertainment Group today modified its retention policy with respect to trainer Casie Coleman. Coleman-trained horses that had been racing ...
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All five at the wire

on 04/21/2007 2:00 AM
A five-horse field in the Friday feature from Pompano Park resulted in a five-horse win photo as Montana Moonlite A edged past her rivals to win the $10,000 Fillies and Mares Isle Mile I Pace in 1:53.2.   Starting from post five in the evening’s opening event, Montana Moonlite A and driver Anthony Napolitano settled in fourth place while the Illinois-bred mare My Metallica (Wally Hennes...
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Strada Memorial tonight

on 04/21/2007 2:00 AM
Tonight 10 of the sport\'s top pacing mares in training will assemble for the $75,000 Thomas Strada Memorial at the Meadowlands, a race that honors a Cantor Fitzgerald employee who lost his life in the 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.   Among the contenders in the evening\'s sixth race are 2006 Pacing Mare of the Year Burning Point, Marnie Hall, who is fresh off a 1:51.3 ...
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Bet Big M on Youbet, again

on 04/21/2007 2:00 AM
The Big M is back on Youbet.com. Beginning today, Saturday, April 21, the Meadowlands live harness races can be bet through Youbet.com. Meadowlands officials said An agreement between TVG and Youbet.com was finalized earlier this week.   The Meadowlands had been missing from the Youbet.com menu since Jan. 1, when an exclusive deal between the New Jersey and Exposition Authority and TVG...
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$50,000 grand prize

on 04/20/2007 2:00 AM
The National Harness Handicapping Contest takes place at the Meadowlands Saturday night, and Gordon Waterstone of The Horseman And Fair World will be playing for the magazine, and reporting on the contest for both the magazine and the TVG network. Gordon caught a plane out of Lexington on Friday but before he left he filed the following report: “As I head off to the Meadowlands t...
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Series finals at Big M

on 04/20/2007 2:00 AM
Crawdad and Go On BB lengthened their winning streaks as they completed sweeps of their respective stakes series on Thursday night at the Meadowlands, with Crawdad taking the Fox Sports Net final in 1:49.4 and Go On BB snagging the Blossom final in 1:52.2.   Crawdad locked up his fifth straight win and second Meadowlands series crown in the $43,000 Fox Sports Net, an early non-wagering even...
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$30,000 Big M carryover

on 04/20/2007 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands Friday night card features a $29,634.60 Pick 6 carryover and the $70,000 Robert J. Suslow Final. The Suslow is the second leg of the Pick 6, which spans races four through nine and requires a $1 minimum bet.   Liberated Artist is the 5-2 morning line favorite in the Suslow for owners Seth Rosenfeld and John Lichtenberger in the race five Suslow. The Remmen Stable t...
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Tougher rules in California

on 04/20/2007 2:00 AM
The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) has approved rule changes which call for owners of horses which test positive to be penalized along with the trainer of the horse. The CHRB unanimously approved the plan at a meeting Thursday. The rule changes will go into effect within 30-60 days, following an administrative review.   In addition to forfeiting purse money earned when their horse tes...
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Qualifiers at Pompano

on 04/20/2007 2:00 AM
Emantee, runner-up in last year’s Hambletonian Oaks, captured a qualifying race at Pompano Park Friday morning with a wire-to-wire effort in 1:58.4. Also scoring in the qualifiers was Elegant Man, who also scored in 1:58.4.   Emantee, now owned by trainer Tommy B. Andersson, who drove the Banker Hall 4 year old, trotted a final panel in :29.3 as she scored by 8 3/4 lengths. It was Emantee...
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Dan Patch field taking shape

on 04/20/2007 2:00 AM
Trainers are already reserving space in the upcoming $200,000 Dan Patch Invitational Pace set for Saturday, April 28. The race will offer 10 spots by invitation only to some of the nation’s top older pacers as it heads into the 14th edition of the event. Heading the list of expected entrants is Shark Gesture, winner of the $610,000 Breeders’ Crown last fall. The Cam’s Card Shark four-year-o...
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Art Star wins Suslow final

on 04/20/2007 2:00 AM
Art Star gave driver George Brennan a big 40th birthday present when he snuck through along the rail to win the $70,000 Robert J. Suslow Final on Friday night at the Meadowlands.   Brennan sent Art Star to the lead around the first turn, then yielded to TJ’s Ideal and Andy Miller along the backstretch. He found a small opening in deep stretch and Art Star burst through to win by ...
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