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Little Miss K injured

on 11/23/2005 12:00 AM
Little Miss K, a top contender in the Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Filly Pace, shattered the small pastern bone in her right front leg Wednesday morning. The Artsplace filly's racing career is over and her owners hope surgery is successful to save her life. Mike Gulotta, whose MJG Racing Stable shares ownership of Little Miss K with Craig Lipka's Hill View Enterprises, said the filly trained a mil...
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American Ideal outside

on 11/22/2005 12:00 AM
The draw for post positions for the Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Colt & Gelding Pace took place at the Meadowlands Tuesday afternoon and after the connections of elim winners Up Front Charlie and Rocknroll Hanover picked their posts (in that order), the open draw took place. From the rail out, the field will be as follows: 1--Leading Xample (Eric Ledford) 2--Rocknroll Hanover (Brian Sears) 3--U...
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Post 3 for Strong Yankee

on 11/22/2005 12:00 AM
Strong Yankee won the draw over Muscle Memory to pick first for post position for the $500,000 3-Year-Old Colt & Gelding Trot, and trainer Trond Smedshammer selected post three for his Kentucky Futurity champion. As for starting the race from post three with Strong Yankee, Smedshammer quipped: "The only good thing about picking is you eliminate the eight, nine and ten." From the rail out, th...
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Freshman Crown post draws

on 11/22/2005 12:00 AM
Although the post position draws for the Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Colt Pace and 3-Year-Old Colt Trot were drawn at a press conference at the Meadowlands Tuesday afternoon, the draw for the 2-year-old finals were held shortly after the eliminations were contested last weekend. With connections of the elimination winners picking their posts, here are the complete draws: 2-Year-Old Colt Trot 1 C...
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Crown draws not kind to favs

on 11/19/2005 12:00 AM
The draws for the Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Filly Pace and 3-Year-Old Filly Trot were held Friday night after the eliminations and they were not kind to Cabrini Hanover, who will start from post 10, and three of the top 3-year-old filly trotters. The two races will each carry purses of $500,000. 3-Year-Old Filly Pace 1--Chotat Milk 2--Copywriter 3--Restive Hanover 4--Modern Medicine 5--...
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Crown 2CT elim winners

on 11/19/2005 12:00 AM
Although Make You Mine got away "sluggish from the gate," according to Meadowlands announcer Sam McKee, driver Mike Lachance was able to rally his charge in deep stretch to win the second of two Breeders Crown eliminations for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters at the Meadowlands Saturday night in 1:56.2, two-fifths of a second quicker than first-elim winner Chocolatier. Make You Mine rushed ...
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Macaria sets world mark

on 11/19/2005 12:00 AM
Macaria Hanover trotted to a world record 1:55 victory in the second of two Breeders Crown eliminations for 2-year-old fillies Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Driven by Dave Palone, Macaria Hanover lowered the previous mark of CR Kay Suzie by one-fifth of a second. Palone left with Macaria Hanover, then sat second behind Susie's Magic (David Miller) until the final turn. Palone tipped the da...
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Upsets in 2CP elims

on 11/19/2005 12:00 AM
There were upsets in both Breeders Crown eliminations for 2-year-old colt pacers Saturday at the Meadowlands as the David Miller-driven Western Cyclone and Shark Gesture emerged victorious. In the first of the two elims it was Western Cyclone edging 2-5 favorite Jereme's Jet in the final strides to score in 1:54. Jereme's Jet, driven by Paul MacDonell, quarter-moved to the lead in front of West...
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Soph colts slug it out

on 11/19/2005 12:00 AM
Rocknroll Hanover edged past American Ideal in the final strides to win the second of two Breeders Crown eliminations at the Meadowlands Saturday night. The two divisional heavyweights slugged it out down the stretch before the Meadowlands Pace and North America Cup winner put his neck in front to win in 1:49.2. Speed Demon, driven by Ron Pierce, forced Gryffindor and driver David Miller into t...
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Dates at Prairie Meadows

on 11/18/2005 12:00 AM
The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission shortened the 2006 harness meet at Prairie Meadows by three dates at a meeting on Thursday. The track will now hold 14 dates instead of 17. Standardbreds will race for $630,000 in purse money at Prairie Meadows over the 14 days, an average of $45,000 per card. An additional $1.3 million will be paid out for harness purses at the Iowa county fairs. Prairi...
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Ohio dates awarded

on 11/18/2005 12:00 AM
The Ohio State Racing Commission on Thursday awarded 2006 race dates, with three of the four harness tracks in the state reducing its numbers. Scioto Downs, Lebanon Raceway and Raceway Park will all race less programs than they did in 2005, with only Northfield Park--with three more cards--will race more. Overall, there were 492 Standardbred dates issued. Ohio's 2006 Racing Schedule Lebanon ...
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Perretti to NJSS board

on 11/18/2005 12:00 AM
Anthony J. Perretti, general manager of his family-owned breeding farm in Cream Ridge, N.J., has been appointed by New Jersey Acting Governor Richard J. Codey to be a member of the Board of Trustees that administers the New Jersey Sire Stakes program. For the past three years Perretti has been responsible for direct supervision of all aspects of farm operations for the leading Standardbred bre...
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Horses survive accident

on 11/18/2005 12:00 AM
Horses en route to the Meadowlands, including Love Of My Heart, who is entered to race in the Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Colt Trot, survived a fiery accident on an interstate in Pennsylvania this afternoon. A truck driven by trainer Rich Gillock was hit from behind on Interstate 78 when a tractor trailer rig could not come to a stop when traffic slowed in a construction zone. The tractor trailer...
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Friday night at Big M

on 11/18/2005 12:00 AM
Eliminations for the Breeders Crown for 3-year-old pacing fillies kicked off the opening night card of the fall meet at the Meadowlands. The winners were Restive Hanover and Chotat Milk. Restive Hanover rallied from last in her six-horse elim field to win in 1:51.4. Copywriter cut the pace but tired in the stretch drive and faded to fifth, holding on to the last qualifying spot. The other filli...
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Blur wins by nose

on 11/18/2005 12:00 AM
Blur held on by a nose to win her Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Filly Trot elim in 1:55.3, while Flawless Bluestone rallied from off the pace to take her elim in 1:55.4. Blur, a 7-5 betting favorite, won her seven-filly elim field after taking the lead early in the backstretch. Kentucky Futurity Filly stakes winner Her Culese launched a rally first-over, but fell a nose shy of victory. Lady Lifter ...
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Yankee edges Vivid

on 11/18/2005 12:00 AM
Kentucky Futurity winner Strong Yankee took control of his Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Colt Trot elim at the first quarter and held on for a head victory over Hambletonian champ Vivid Photo in 1:54.4. Vivid Photo was about two lengths off the gate at the start and was settled fourth along the pylons by driver Roger Hammer. Strong Yankee, driven by Brian Sears, started from post four but was on th...
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Pompano open for s'casting

on 11/17/2005 12:00 AM
After being closed for nearly one month due to damage from Hurricane Wilma, Pompano Park will open some of its doors for simulcasting on Thursday. "Patrons will be able to watch and wager on a total of 18 different signals Thursday starting at 12:30 p.m.," said track general manager Dick Feinberg. "We will have part of the second floor open and all of the third floor for simulcasting every day....
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Hopes ride with sophomores

on 11/17/2005 12:00 AM
Bob McIntosh is the leading trainer in Breeders Crown history with 14 champions, and in this year's upcoming races he hopes to add to that total with 3-year-old filly pacer Belovedangel and 3-year-old colt pacer Stonebridge Regal. Each sophomore will race in eliminations this weekend at the Meadowlands in hopes of finding a starting spot in the rich finals on Saturday, Nov. 26. Courageous Lady ...
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HRTV coverage of Crowns

on 11/17/2005 12:00 AM
HorseRacing TV (HRTV) has reached a comprehensive agreement with The Hambletonian Society and Meadowlands Racetrack for exclusive live, uninterrupted coverage of the Breeders Crown Championships, harness racing's richest annual series, from the Meadowlands on Saturday, Nov. 26. Under the agreement, HRTV will promote, produce and distribute a special Breeders Crown telecast that is designed to ...
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Huston recovering at home

on 11/16/2005 12:00 AM
Roger Huston, the voice of The Meadows and the Little Brown Jug, is recovering at home after a health ailment that required him to be life-flighted to a Pittsburgh area hospital last Thursday (Nov. 10). Huston was throwing up food Tuesday night, then throwing up blood on Wednesday. "I thought I had the flu," Huston said. But after eating tomato soup and then throwing up more blood, his daughter...
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