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Buck I St Pat trots on

on 06/03/2006 2:00 AM
Buck I St Pat recorded the fastest mile by a 3-year-old trotting filly this season and driver Paul MacDonell captured the other two splits with John Bax pupils, as three $75,000 divisions of the Casual Breeze Stakes highlighted the Saturday evening program of racing from Woodbine. In the third division, with pilot Dave Palone in tow, Buck I St Pat sat second to the :27.4 opening quarter before ...
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Med Vac charges over slop

on 06/03/2006 2:00 AM
Med Vac [$40.80, $13.80, $3.00] charged down a rain-soaked stretch to win the featured $35,000 open trot, the sixth race, on Friday night at the Meadowlands in 1:54. Driven by David Miller, Med Vac bested Elegant Man [$7.20, $2.60] by a half-length, while it was a length back to 4-5 favorite Lhasa Muscles [$2.20] in third. “He races better if you take him off the pace, as of right now,” Mi...
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Our lucky day in Molson

on 06/03/2006 2:00 AM
Our Lucky Killean (Jack Moiseyev) poured down the frontside and finished a sudsy head in front of Dr. No (Mark MacDonald) in the $250,000(C) Molson Pace at Western Fair Raceway in 1:53. Moiseyev sat chilly as Dr No set fractions of :27.2, :55.3 and 1:24, then led the cavalry charge around the final turn. Buckeye One (Dan Clements) finished third. Trained by Casie Coleman and owned by Mac Nic...
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Baby races at Mohawk

on 06/03/2006 2:00 AM
Nine baby races were sent to the post Saturday morning at Mohawk, with colt pacer Another Great Day turning in the fastest split with a 1:58.3 mile. Another Great Day is a $25,000 yearling by Grinfromeartoear out of Day After. He is owned by Robert Richardson, trained by Jason Libby and driven by Mark MacDonald. Caprino Hanover, the highest priced pacing yearling sold last year ($270,000), f...
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Babies take to Big M

on 06/03/2006 2:00 AM
Twelve baby races were carded at the Meadowlands Saturday morning, highlighted by a 2:00.2 mile by Cam’s Card Shark colt B Fifty Two. The homebred is owned and trained by Bernie Ban and driven by Stephane Bouchard. In the second baby race, Matt’s Scooter colt Lazan Hanover, half-brother to Little Brown Jug winner Timesareachanging, finished third in 2:02.1. In the morning’s next rac...
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Bobcat wins Sweeps

on 06/03/2006 2:00 AM
World record holder Primetime Bobcat beat the best pacers in North America at Rockingham Park Saturday night with a 1:51.3 win in the $120,000 New Hampshire Sweepstakes. The 9-year-old Canadian-based son of Abercrombie, sent off as the 3-2 second choice in the field of eight, went right to the front and controlled the race to win by one length over a track rendered sloppy by the weekend\'s hea...
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Artistic Fella wins NJSS

on 06/03/2006 2:00 AM
Artistic Fella lowered his lifetime mark to 1:49.2 as he rolled to his fifth straight victory in a $72,700 New Jersey Sire Stakes division on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Driven by Cat Manzi, Artistic Fella made the top past the opening quarter and easily repelled all challengers as he drew off to a four-length win victory over J K CU Later in the evening’s second race for 3-year-old co...
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Damien, True North win

on 06/03/2006 2:00 AM
The Meadows contested three divisions of the Keystone Classics for 3-year-old pacing colt and geldings, Saturday night. Armbro Damien (1:51), Keystone Eli (1:54) and True North Hanover (1:51.1) all won their divisions. Armbro Damien, driven by Dave Palone, won the first division. The $90,000 yearling purchase and full brother to The One-Night Pan remained undefeated in the States after his vic...
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Mr Feelgood wins Burlington

on 06/03/2006 2:00 AM
Mr Feelgood ($31.40, $5.80, $3.60) and driver Mark MacDonald toppled the mighty Jereme’s Jet ($2.40, $2.10) in the last of the $100,000 Burlington Stakes divisions Saturday evening at Woodbine, hauling down the millionaire in a time of 1:53.2 after working out a two-hole trip. Mr Feelgood, a son of Grinfromeartoear, topped a $70.20 exacta and defeated Jereme’s Jet by a half length, handing ...
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Joe To Go wins in debut

on 06/03/2006 2:00 AM
Western Ace was the prohibitive favorite for the second division of the Burlington Stakes Saturday evening from Woodbine, but with the son of Western Ideal scratched sick from the event, the winner’s share of the $100,000 purse was there for the taking. Cookerosa, in rein to driver George Brennan, was then sent off as the 1-2 post time favorite. After Cookerosa made a break behind the gate, i...
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Vivid Photo to start at Rcr

on 06/02/2006 2:00 AM
2005 Hambletonian winner Vivid Photo drew post position two in the \"Elliot in the Morning/DC 101\" Invitational Trot worth $15,000 at Rosecroft Raceway on Monday, June 5, and will open on the board as the 8-5 early choice. Trained and driven by Roger Hammer, the 4-year-old gelded son of SJ\'s Photo has been a top performer at several tracks across North America, most recently competing at the ...
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Bono Bests back

on 06/02/2006 2:00 AM
Bono Bests enjoyed a well-deserved rest since competing in the Berry’s Creek at the Meadowlands May 6, and trainer Ivan Sugg has entered the bay to contest the first of three $100,000 divisions of the Burlington Stakes Saturday at Woodbine. “I wanted to give him a layoff before the North America Cup and I figured that the Burlington would be a good tightener for him,” said Sugg, who co-ow...
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Sinister Hall enters stakes

on 06/02/2006 2:00 AM
According to trainer Rene Laarman, Sinister Hall is in good form heading into the first of Saturday’s three $100,000 Burlington Stakes divisions after a forgettable race at Woodbine on May 23. “He’s shown improvement every start, but his last start is the type that you’d just wipe off the page; it was a screwed-up race right from the word go,” said Laarman, who conditions the Cambest ...
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Filly trotter wins at Meadows

on 06/02/2006 2:00 AM
World champion trotter Varenne sired his first North American winner Thursday night at The Meadows as Southwind Nova scored a 2:07.2 victory in a $300 baby race. The 2-year-old filly Southwind Nova is out of the Lindy Lane mare New York To Paris, who competed in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes contests at two and then raced her 3 –and 4-year-old seasons in California. Mike Wilder drove Southwind Nov...
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Ideal News to retire

on 06/02/2006 2:00 AM
Trainer Joe Holloway on Thursday said Ideal News has been retired and is on her way to Brittany Farms to become a broodmare. Ideal News swept last year’s Blossom Series and won the Miss New Jersey before coming down with pneumonia prior to the Fan Hanover final. Holloway said Ideal News nearly died after falling ill, which followed a victory in her Fan Hanover elim. Lifetime, the Western I...
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Pick your Jug fantasy stable

on 06/02/2006 2:00 AM
The $50,000 North America Cup eliminations, set for Saturday, June 10, are the first scheduled races in the Little Brown Jug Fantasy Stable Contest. You must select five horses from your fantasy stable, plus two drivers and two trainers, by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, June 4. Just go to www.jugbarn.com to create your own stable and to participate in the contest. Modeled after the popular “Road to t...
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Artistic Fella in NJSS

on 06/02/2006 2:00 AM
Artistic Fella looks for his fifth straight win Saturday night as he continues on the path to the $1 million Meadowlands Pace for trainer Steve Elliott and owner Joseph Alborano. The multiple stakes winner is rated as the prohibitive 4-5 morning line favorite from post four in the evening\'s second race, a $72,700 division of the New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers. A ...
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Peaceful Way qualifies

on 06/02/2006 2:00 AM
Peaceful Way successfully qualified in 1:53.4 at Mohawk Friday morning, coming home in :27.3 with Trevor Ritchie aboard. The 5-year-old mare by Angus Hall made a break in her first qualifier on May 23. Ritchie told Standardbred Canada it was due to dirt hitting her in the face. Peaceful Way has earned nearly $2 million lifetime. Last year she captured her first Breeders Crown title along with D...
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Loyal Opposition: a Q&A

on 06/02/2006 2:00 AM
The undisputed queen of Illinois racing, the 6-year-old mare Loyal Opposition, is widely regarded as one of the top pacing females of her generation. Loyal Opposition’s illustrious career began at Hawthorne on June 27th, 2002, as the Erv Miller trainee won her first pari-mutuel start in leg one of the Red White and Blue Stake Series by seven lengths in 1:55.3, but she hadn’t raced over thi...
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Napolitano handed 9 months

on 06/02/2006 2:00 AM
Pocono Downs’ leading horseman George Napolitano Jr. has received an aggregate suspension of 270 days and fined $4,500 for three positive tests in early April at that racetrack. Napolitano, who turned 40 on May 25, is the top driver at the track with 90 victories and his 46 wins as a trainer also leads that category. Napolitano’s positives were all for the drugs Dihydroergocornine, Dihydroe...
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