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Passionate Glide wins Miller

on 07/14/2006 2:00 AM
Trond Smedshammer tried to steal the $375,000 Del Miller Memorial Trot with Queen Serene, opening up a 10-length lead down the backstretch, but betting favorite Passionate Glide was ready to strike when her foe tired and won handily in 1:52.4. Passionate Glide, last year’s Breeders Crown 2-year-old filly trot champion, trotted to her fifth straight win this season. Her victories have been so...
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Peaceful Way in Matchmaker

on 07/14/2006 2:00 AM
Peaceful Way [$2.20, $2.10] powered to a 1:52.4 victory in the $100,000 Perretti Farms Matchmaker Trot for older mares Friday night at the Meadowlands. Driven by Trevor Ritchie, Peaceful Way made the lead before the half and took advantage of a third-quarter breather before pulling away to a 4 1/2--length victory over her entrymate Ticket To Glide [$2.20, $2.10]. Ecstatic was third. There was...
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:51.2, 1:19 sets records

on 07/14/2006 2:00 AM
Although he only needed a final quarter of :30 to seal the victory, Devonshire Hanover earned himself a spot in the record books as he posted half-mile and three-quarter clockings of :51.2 and 1:19, respectively, en route to a career-best 1:49 victory Friday night at the Meadowlands. Driver George Brennan, who said afterward \"I rated him last week (a fifth-place finish after leading to the thr...
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Peaceful Way to Nat Ray

on 07/14/2006 2:00 AM
Peaceful Way\'s trainer and co-owner Dave Tingley said shortly after the 5-year-old mare won the $100,000 Perretti Farms Matchmaker Trot Friday night at the Meadowlands that following a start against her divisional rivals in the Breeders Crown, she will take on male competition in the Nat Ray Trot. \"I think we\'ll stick with the girls in the Breeders Crown...and we\'ll face the boys in the Na...
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Big M seeks 2 more days

on 07/13/2006 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands Racetrack has requested to make up two of the programs lost to the state government shutdown with the addition to the 2006 racing schedule of Friday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12. The amended dates request will be considered by the New Jersey Racing Commission at its July 19 meeting. Live harness racing was canceled at the Meadowlands on July 1 and July 5 through 7, a total...
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Fielding ponders big weekend

on 07/13/2006 2:00 AM
It could be a big weekend at the Meadowlands for horse owner John Fielding. In addition to Took Hanover, who is gunning for the lion’s share of the $1 million Meadowlands Pace, Fielding will send out Ponder in the $650,000 William R. Haughton Memorial and Capetown Hall and Global Glide in the $375,000 Stanley Dancer Memorial on Saturday night. On Friday night, he will root for Workout Doll in th...
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Season\'s mark tied in Reynolds

on 07/13/2006 2:00 AM
Omen Hanover and driver Daniel Dube turned in the fastest of five W.N. Reynolds Memorial Stakes splits for 2-year-old pacing fillies with a 1:55.3 mile at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Wednesday afternoon, tying the season’s mark. A daughter of Western Hanover out of the millionaire Ooh’s ‘N Aah’s, Omen Hanover rode the pocket before getting up by a nose over Isabella Blue Chip (Dave Pal...
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Longshot hope for Pontone

on 07/13/2006 2:00 AM
Tom Pontone of Kearny, New Jersey, came close to winning the $1 million Meadowlands Pace in 2002 when McArdle, a horse he co-owned, finished second. This year, he and his partners hope that Shark Gesture can take them all the way to the winner’s circle in the Meadowlands’ signature event Saturday night. Shark Gesture is rated at 15-1 from post one with driver Mark Macdonald in the evening’s ...
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Crawford gets 3,000th win

on 07/13/2006 2:00 AM
Keith Crawford reached the 3,000th driving win milestone in the Michigan Colt Stakes Blue Circuit races at Big Rapids, Mich., on Wednesday evening. Crawford picked up two wins on the 15-race card, driving Keystone Raider full sisters Ellaraider in the 2-year-old filly pace and Gina Raider in the 3-year-old filly pace. The 4 1/2-length victory in 2:07.3 was the first lifetime win for Ellaraider...
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Sulky breaks at Big M

on 07/13/2006 2:00 AM
Driver Ron Pierce escaped injury when his sulky collapsed at the Meadowlands Wednesday night during the 12th and final race on the program. Pierce, who was riding in an AdvantEdge sulky he owned, took a seat on the sloppy track when the bike gave way at about the eighth pole in the stretch drive. “It was one of the bikes that had not been reinforced. It just buckled on the right side of the s...
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NYSS winners aim for Hambo

on 07/13/2006 2:00 AM
Tom McTygue, the Saratoga Springs Commissioner of Public Works, and trainer John Stark Jr had one very special guest in the winner’s circle-- New York State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno--when their Hambletonian-bound Algiers Hall won his New York Sire Stakes division at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway on Wednesday. Sen. Bruno joined McTygue and his family and friends in the clubhouse for dinn...
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Tattersalls set for Sunday

on 07/13/2006 2:00 AM
The Tattersalls July Mixed Sale, slated to begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday, caps off an exciting weekend of stakes action at the Meadowlands that features the track’s signature event, the $1-million Meadowlands Pace on Saturday night. With 105 lots for sale and an 18-horse supplement, the annual mixed sale features a large selection of racehorses, many of which have competed successfully at the Big...
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Harness on RDF-TV

on 07/13/2006 2:00 AM
Inside The Heart Of Harness Racing, a 23-minute documentary providing insights into several aspects of the standardbred sport, will air on cable/satellite network RFD-TV starting in July. RFD-TV is on channel 9409 on DISH Network and on channel 379 on DirecTV. Inside The Heart of Harness Racing will air on Thursday, July 13, at 4 p.m and 10 p.m; Friday, July 14, at 6 a.m.; Sunday, July 16, at 2...
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Illinois to discuss problems

on 07/13/2006 2:00 AM
The Illinois Racing Board (IRB) has scheduled three days of hearings to address the difficulties and challenges confronting horse racing in Illinois. The hearings, chaired by IRB Commissioner John Simon, will be held on Tuesday, July 18, and Wednesday, July 19, on the 16th floor, room 503, of the James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph Street in Chicago, starting at 10:00 a.m. The hearing on Mon...
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PPK race being investigated

on 07/13/2006 2:00 AM
The Florida Department of Business Regulation and officials at Pompano Park are investigating the results of a July 5 race that resulted in a suspiciously low exacta payoff after a 130-1 shot finished second in the race. In the 10th race on July 5 at Pompano, the 3-1 second choice, Rip Rock And Roll, was the winner for driver Wally Hennessey. Finishing three-quarters of a length behind in secon...
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Fillies tune up in qualifier

on 07/13/2006 2:00 AM
My Little Dragon, last year’s Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Filly Pace champion, and Lonesome Day, last year’s Sweetheart winner, tuned up for the Mistletoe Shalee in a 1:54.1 qualifier Wednesday morning at the Meadowlands. My Little Dragon, driven by Brian Sears, won the qualifier, pacing her last quarter in :25.4. The filly has only made two pari-mutuel starts this season and finished second ...
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Jugbarn draft open now!

on 07/13/2006 2:00 AM
Starting at 12 a.m. Sunday, July 16, the first draft period for the Little Brown Jug Fantasy Contest begins. The draft period is limited to Sunday, July 16, Monday, July 17, and ends at midnight (12 a.m.) Tuesday, July 18 when the lock down also begins due to the closing of entries for the next event, the American-National at Balmoral Park. Jug Fantasy players may add two horses to their Fanta...
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Artzina wins final in 1:52.3

on 07/13/2006 2:00 AM
Artzina charged down the stretch and repelled all challengers en route to victory in the $175,000 New Jersey Sires Stakes Final for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings Thursday night at the Meadowlands. Driven by John Campbell and trained by Dylan Davis, Artzina used a first-over attack past the half-mile marker for his second win in three starts this year, while setting a lifetime mark of 1:5...
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Apecs debuts in 1:57.4

on 07/12/2006 2:00 AM
Apecs trotted to a 1:57.4 victory in the second of two $28,000 Hanover divisions for 2-year-old fillies Tuesday night at Balmoral Park, while Fox Valley Deja captured the first split in 1:59.2. Patiently handled in her career debut by driver Andy Miller, Apecs, a daughter of Muscles Yankee, settled in fifth early, almost 11 lengths off the early pace set by Bandelin and driver Dale Hiteman. Bande...
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NYSS colts at Stga Wed.

on 07/12/2006 2:00 AM
Saratoga Springs Commissioner of Public Works Tom McTygue will suffer through a nervous Wednesday as he waits out the hours until his colt Algiers Hall competes at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway in the third race. The 3-year-old Conway Hall colt he owns with Carlyle and David Smith and trainer John Stark Jr. will start in a $38,835 division of the New York Sire Stakes. McTygue will have a special ...
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