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Sears streaking at Big M

on 05/12/2006 2:00 AM
Through Thursday night, leading driver Brian Sears has won at least one race for 43 consecutive programs at the Meadowlands. The last time Sears was shut out was on March 2. From 523 drives during this streak, Sears has had 130 victories for a 24.7 win percentage and earnings of $1,949,217. He is averaging three wins per night and his lead [over Ron Pierce] in the driver standings has grown fro...
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Baby races at Big M June 3

on 05/12/2006 2:00 AM
A sure sign of spring is the scheduling of schooling and baby races for 2-year-olds at the Meadowlands. Schooling will be offered from 11 a.m. to noon on Monday, May 22, Tuesday, May 23 and Wednesday, May 24. Baby races will start on Saturday, June 3, with post time of 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays will be added, if needed. Two-year-olds must have electronic eligibility papers to enter baby races. (M...
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Miller winning with trotters

on 05/12/2006 2:00 AM
Wildfire Julie won a conditioned trot at the Meadowlands Thursday night, giving trainer Misty Miller and her two-horse stable five wins in their last seven starts. Miller, wife of New Jersey driving standout David Miller, now sports seven wins, one second and one third-place finish from 19 starts this year, good for a UTRS of .415. Wildfire Julie, a 4-year-mare by Inquirer, entered the Mille...
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Favorites win at Freehold

on 05/12/2006 2:00 AM
Post time favorites Heathers Dream and KD Girl captured their respective divisions of the Lady Suffolk Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies at Freehold Raceway Friday afternoon. Heathers Dream and David Miller nearly went wire to wire in 2:00.1 while KD Girl and Jeff Gregory rallied off the final turn for a 2:00 score. In the $47,600 first division Miller hustled Heathers Dream out from post ...
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Cutler elims contested

on 05/12/2006 2:00 AM
Trotting a last half somewhere in the vicinity of :55 flat, Vivid Photo rallied from the back of the seven-horse field in the second of two $40,000 eliminations of the Arthur Cutler Memorial Friday night at the Meadowlands to edge pacesetter Hellava Hush by a nose in 1:52.3. The first elim went to Hez Striking, who held off the late rally of favored Sand Vic to win by three-quarters of a length in...
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Future Destiny upset

on 05/12/2006 2:00 AM
Nineteen-year-old Brandon Givens won his first-ever race at the Meadowlands and became the first teenager to score at the Big M since Mark Lewis won twice at the age of 19 in February 2001 when he directed The Queen Of Trash to an upset victory over odds-on choice Future Destiny in the first of two legs of the opening round of New Jersey Sire Stakes action for 3-year-old filly pacers Friday night....
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Stormaway brings out broom

on 05/12/2006 2:00 AM
Stormaway stretch his winning streak to five as he completed an Ontario Sires Spring Series sweep at Woodbine Racetrack Friday night with a 1:51.4 effort in the $62,500(C) final. Driven by Mark Megens, Stormaway led at every point of call to easily defeat Extra Effort (Randy Waples) by 3 1/4 lengths with Nates Got A Grin (Mark MacDonald) third. Trained by Dan Megens, who shares ownership of the...
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Feathers ruffled at Woodbine

on 05/12/2006 2:00 AM
Feathers were flying during the first race at Woodbine Racetrack Friday night--literally--as a gaggle of Canadian geese made their way onto the racetrack as the night\'s opening field headed toward the three-quarter pole. The stewards determined that two of the horses were bothered by the ruckus and ordered wagers on the duo be refunded. Three Kilo and driver Mark MacDonald won the race in 1:51...
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Delaware\'s Bump dies

on 05/11/2006 2:00 AM
Richard L. Bump, 69, a Standardbred owner and breeder and Little Brown Jug Society board member since 1988, died early Thursday morning, May 4, at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus. Bump, from Delaware and Union County, was a former U.S. Army reservist who received his bachelor of arts degree in 1958 from Ohio Wesleyan University. He was an avid golfer, especially at Mill Creek Golf Club i...
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Tweedle Dum cruises

on 05/11/2006 2:00 AM
Tweedle Dum just held off Ultimate Sundance to win Wednesday night’s $9,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at Pompano Park in 1:54. Driven by Walter Ross Jr., Tweedle Dum took the lead at the quarter pole and won by a head for owners Diane Norris and Alfred Brotter and trainer Gordon Norris. Talk About Me finished third. Tweedle Dum, a 6-year-old gelded son of Star Challenge, has won eight of 16 ...
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$15,000 mare tops sale

on 05/11/2006 2:00 AM
The sale topper at Monday and Tuesday’s Blooded Horse Spring Sale went to Steiner Stock Farm, who signed the $15,000 ticket for Divine Rhythm, a classy 5-year-old conditioned trotter from Rosecroft. The 1.57 daughter of Donerail will eventually be added to their broodmare band. The Peter Pan consignment featured several nice racehorses. Pandolier, a green 3-year-old New Jersey eligible daught...
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Dexter Cup posts drawn

on 05/11/2006 2:00 AM
Ira K and A Rod, winners of last week’s Dexter Cup elimination races, drew middle posts for Saturday’s $166,500 final at Freehold Raceway. The Dexter Cup is the first race on the road to the Hambletonian, the trotting classic for 3 year olds. The Hambletonian will be Aug. 5 at the Meadowlands. A Rod, who won his elimination in 1:58.4, drew post four and will be driven by George Brennan. ...
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Top colt to make soph debut

on 05/11/2006 2:00 AM
Artstanding made a name for himself last July when he upset the previously-unbeaten Western Ace in the $175,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes (NJSS) final for 2-year-old colt pacers at the Meadowlands. The son of Artsplace will make his sophomore debut for trainer Tom Fanning in the second of two NJSS splits Saturday night at the Big M, with the colt being listed as the 8-5 morning-line choice despite it...
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Big price at Monti

on 05/11/2006 2:00 AM
Speed Of Shogun won last week’s Preferred Handicap Trot at Monticello, but still went off at 14-1 when he won Wednesday’s renewal of the $15,000 feature in 1:59.1. Driven by James Meittinis, the 10-year-old gelding by Shogun Lobell made a sweeping three-wide move to win by three-quarters of a length over Platinum Boy (James De Vaux) and Iroquoindiangiver (Alan Schwartz). The German-born ...
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Not as broke now

on 05/11/2006 2:00 AM
Broke As Usual A won his fifth race of the year in 1:57 Wednesday in the $18,500 featured Open Trot at Harrington Raceway. The Tim Crissman-trainee was driven by Tony Morgan and has now earned more than $90,000. Morgan put the 6-year-old Mahana Gildin gelding on the front end where he set fractions of :28.4, :58, and 1:27.1. He held off a late-charging Mighty Moses, who finished second. Bullvil...
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Cubs win! Cubs win!

on 05/11/2006 2:00 AM
The North Side Chicago baseball team hasn’t been doing much winning lately, but somebody has to win Saturday’s $28,500 Cubs Pace Final at Hawthorne Race Course. The top five finishers from last Saturday night’s eliminations return for the $28,500 Final (race 10), and it promises to be a wide-open betting race. Odd’s On B P, who set a new life mark of 1:52 for Odds on Racing and trai...
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A feelgood victory

on 05/11/2006 2:00 AM
In a field of 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers that looked as if it could have been an elimination for the Meadowlands Pace rather than a non-purse qualifier at the Big M, Mr. Feelgood emerged victorious Thursday morning for driver George Brennan. The Jimmy Takter-trained pacer bested a star-studded field with a 1:52.2 effort, edging Woodrow Wilson winner Western Ace by a half length with Breede...
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Winds ablowin\' at Harrington

on 05/10/2006 2:00 AM
Paul McDougall and WJ McDougall Racing\'s Four Winds N earned her first career victory in distaff company with a 1:53.1 triumph in the featured $15,000 Filly and Mare Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. Driven by Tony Morgan, the 6-year-old Beach Towel mare wore down pacesetting Yada Yada Yada A in deep stretch for the win. Jenny\'s Picnic was second with Yada Yada A third. The Tim Crissman-tra...
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Morrill injury update

on 05/10/2006 2:00 AM
Here is an update of driver Jim Morrill Jr.\'s injuries after being hurt in a racing accident at Buffalo Raceway last Friday night: Morrill suffered a broken clavicle and hairline fractures in his left wrist, left hand and ribs. \"He\'s very sore, but doing OK,\" said Morrill\'s wife, Molly. Morrill, who was aboard Pennywise, could not avoid Moaner Lisa A and driver Kevin Cummings, when the mar...
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Spokesman speaks in qua.

on 05/10/2006 2:00 AM
Eight dashes comprised the Tuesday morning qualifying session from Mohawk, which saw N.A. Cup eligibles and Ontario Sire Stakes Gold horses take to the track. Spokesman, a 3-year-old son of Camluck, put in a wire-to-wire performance with Steve Condren in the bike. The Dr. Paul Gatfield-owned, Murray Preszcator-trained colt left from post three in the eight-horse field, recorded the fractions in...
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