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Kisses will be back at Big M

on 07/18/2006 2:00 AM
Stonebridge Kisses, a winner of $598,362, has overcome a career-threatening injury and will be stepping back on the Meadowlands stage for the Breeders Crown Mare Pace. Back on Feb. 17, while competing in a leg of the Cape & Cutter Series at the Meadowlands, the 6-year-old daughter of Artiscape fell. The mare’s sulky lacerated her left hind stifle, requiring hundreds of stitches. The mareâ€...
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Fields set for older Crowns

on 07/18/2006 2:00 AM
A compact group of North America’s richest and fastest pacers and trotters will contest the $1.9 million Breeders Crown Open events scheduled for Saturday, July 29, at the Meadowlands. The $500,000 Breeders Crown Pace drew 13 entries, enough to split into two $45,000 eliminations that will be raced on Saturday, July 22, to determine 10 starters for the final. Elimination winners, in an order ...
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Det. barns canceled at Big M

on 07/18/2006 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands has announced that due to extreme temperatures Tuesday evening\'s stakes detention barns have been cancelled. Horses racing Wednesday night in the Countess Adios and the New Jersey Sire Stakes final are no longer required to report on Tuesday night.
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2nd Jug pool set to open

on 07/18/2006 2:00 AM
Total Truth, Feelin Friskie and Jereme’s Jet are the morning line favorites for the second Little Brown Jug future wagering pool which will get underway at noon, Thursday, July 20, at racetracks and internet sites throughout North America and Europe. North America Cup and Hoosier Cup winner Total Truth, who finished eighth in the Meadowlands Pace, is the 7-2 favorite in the morning line. Nor...
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Sports Creek delayed a week

on 07/18/2006 2:00 AM
A request by Sports Creek Raceway to delay its live racing meet scheduled to open Saturday, Aug. 12, one week until Aug. 19 has been approved by the Office of Michigan Racing Commissioner. The seven day, three race program delay had been supported by the Michigan Harness Horsemen’s Association (MHHA). A one-week extension to the meet in early 2007 will discussed following the Sept. 1 deadline fo...
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$95,000 tops at Tattersalls

on 07/17/2006 2:00 AM
The Tattersalls July Mixed Meadowlands Sale was held in the race paddock at the East Rutherford, N.J., track Sunday, July 16, with 102 horses generating sales of $1,290,100 on the steamy afternoon. Last year’s sale included the 2004 Two-Year-Old Filly Pacer of the Year Restive Hanover, who went through the ring to dissolve a partnership and fetched a $230,000 bid from one of her owners. This ...
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Rita J, Darlin aim for Hap

on 07/17/2006 2:00 AM
Rita J paced to a new track record for her age and gait after Stephane Bouchard guided her to a one length, 1:54:3 victory in their $41,686 NYSS split at Monticello Raceway Sunday, July 16. That clocking erased the former standard of 1:55:4 which was set by I’m Yours in 1999. The daughter of Bettor’s Delight, who was among the top freshman fillies in the Sire Stakes last season with six win...
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Only one Crown supplement

on 07/17/2006 2:00 AM
Katherine Bardis’ Easton Alliance N was the only supplement to any of the four Breeders Crown events to be raced Saturday, July 29, at the Meadowlands. Horses eligible to the Breeders Crown events must enter by 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 18, also at the Meadowlands race office. Eliminations, if necessary, will be raced Saturday, July 22. The supplemental fee of $37,500 for the daughter of 1997 ...
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Tim Wilson Sr. dies

on 07/16/2006 2:00 AM
Tim Wilson Sr., 60, who along with wife Diana owned and operated the Tim Wilson Farm in Martinsville, Illi., for many years and was a lifelong breeder, owner, trainer and driver of Standardbred horses, died Friday, July 14, after being hospitalized. Wilson was born Timothy David Wilson on January 17, 1946, at Terre Haute, Indiana, not far where he would spend a good part of his life breeding, r...
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Mr Pine Chip wins by neck

on 07/15/2006 2:00 AM
A trio of Trond Smedshammer trainees, led by Mr Pine Chip\'s 1:52 score, swept the $375,000 Stanley Dancer Memorial for 3-year-old colt trotters Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Mr Pine Chip [$2.60, $2.20, $2.10], with driver Brian Sears in tow, took the lion’s share of the purse, while stablemates Blue Mac Lad [$5.00, $2.20] and Here Comes Herbie [$2.10] finished second and third, respecti...
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1:50.4 score by Queen

on 07/15/2006 2:00 AM
The Queen Of Trash paced to a 1:50.4 triumph over Bolero Toki in the $200,000 American National for 3-year-old pacing fillies Saturday night at Balmoral Park. Driven by Hall of Famer Dave Magee, The Queen Of Trash had been edged by a neck in her American National elimination the previous week, but redeemed herself with the victory, which was her eighth of the season in 12 starts. The Queen O...
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An X Ample in Haughton final

on 07/15/2006 2:00 AM
Leading X Ample [$8.80, $4.40, $3.00] capitalized on a third-over trip and closed fastest of all to win the $650,000 William R. Haughton Memoria for free-for-all pacers in 1:48.2 Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Driven by David Miller, Leading X Ample tipped off the back of 2-1 favorite Ponder [$4.00, $3.00] and out-sprinted him in the stretch for a neck victory. Hop Sing [$3.40] closed alon...
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9 in a row for Artistic Fella

on 07/15/2006 2:00 AM
Artistic Fella ($4.00) lived up his his status as the even-money favorite in the $1 million Meadowlands Pace, winning by 1 ¼ lengths over My Boy David and Armbro Deuce in 1:48.4. Cat Manzi drove Artistic Fella to the colt’s ninth straight victory this season. Steve Elliott trains the winner for owner Joseph Alborano of New Egypt, N.J. Took Hanover and John Campbell and then Perfect Union ...
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Jet wins Pace consolation

on 07/15/2006 2:00 AM
Tony Morgan drove Jereme’s Jet, the 2005 2-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year, to a 1:50.4 score in the $100,000 Meadowlands Pace consolation Saturday night, but they only won by a neck over Fox Valley Appeal. Morgan put Jereme’s Jet on the front end—a familiar spot for the Western Hanover colt—and he stayed in command although Fox Valley Appeal threatened. Jereme’s Jet had finished ...
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7,500 wins for Ouellette

on 07/14/2006 2:00 AM
Luc Ouellette drove his 7,500th winner Thursday night at Mohawk Racetrack when he steered Firiel Hanover to a 1:55.4 score in the fifth race on the card. Ouellette, 40, the nephew of Hall of Famer Mike Lachance, began his racing career in Quebec before heading to the U.S. He became a top driver at Yonkers Raceway before moving to the Meadowlands and enjoying great success. Several years ago he ...
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Quick Credit wins in NYSS

on 07/14/2006 2:00 AM
Quick Credit won the fastest of six New York Sire Stakes splits for 3-year-old trotting fillies at Monticello Raceway Thursday afternoon with a 1:59.3 clocking. A filly by Credit Winner, Quick Credit and driver Brian Mattison were hung out by Stardust (Gaetan Brunet) until deep in the stretch. Stardust finished second. Last year as a freshman, Quick Credit won eight races and $322,164, inclu...
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Freshmen fillies debut

on 07/14/2006 2:00 AM
Fabulous Kemp, a $220,000 yearling purchase last fall, made her lifetime debut a success, winning the first of three New Jersey Sire Stakes divisions for 2-year-old filly trotters in 1:59.3 Thursday night at the Meadowlands. With trainer Jimmy Takter in the bike, Fabulous Kemp went wire to wire, scoring a one-length victory over Ms Stone and Stephen Smith with Day Five and Jeff Gregory third. ...
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NYSS at Buffalo this wkd.

on 07/14/2006 2:00 AM
Buffalo Raceway will host a New York Sire Stakes weekend worth $235,091 on Friday and Saturday when the 2-year-old pacers make their Sire Stakes debut. Each of the 109 young performers appearing in Sire Stakes action over the two days are still relatively inexperienced and will be proving their skill in this first major test. But among the most promising is Big Al\'s Delight, a Bettor\'s Deligh...
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Alborano put trust in Elliott

on 07/14/2006 2:00 AM
As a highly successful business consultant, Joe Alborano is used to handling things on his own. To trust others with important matters in his life was just not Alborano’s way. But when he purchased Artistic Fella as a yearling, the New Egypt, New Jersey, resident knew that he would have to entrust him with trainer Steve Elliott. Now, he has the favorite in Saturday night’s $1 million Meadowlan...
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Reynolds action at Pocono

on 07/14/2006 2:00 AM
Driver Dave Palone ran roughshod over the competition on Friday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, as he won five divisions of the W.N. Reynolds Stakes. There were three divisions held for3-year-old colt and gelding trotters and seven divisions for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers. Palone did most of his damage with trainer George Teague, Jr. The pair notched three wins together for t...
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