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Pacer trots, finishes 2nd

on 08/10/2005 2:00 AM
Three stewards at Charlottetown Driving Park in Prince Edward Island have been fined $100 each for "failure to disqualify a horse trotting the whole mile while racing as a pacer." The incident occurred Saturday, Aug. 6, in the 7th race when the 9-year-old gelding pacer Run For The Top finished second after actually trotting the entire distance unbeknownst at the time to the stewards. Wendell Fo...
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Warkentin in Yonkers Trot

on 08/10/2005 2:00 AM
Defending divisional champion Ken Warkentin has drawn post two in the first of two $49,635 Yonkers Trot eliminations at Freehold Raceway Saturday afternoon. The 3-year-old colt and driver David Miller will obviously be out to make amends after making a break in his Hambletonian elimination and then finishing second in the Townsend Ackerman after suffering interference when he was pushed three wide...
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Armbro Dancer in 1:54.4

on 08/10/2005 2:00 AM
Armbro Dancer, a filly by Blissfull Hall, was the fastest of the Arden Downs 2-year-old filly pace winners Wednesday night at The Meadows, pulling away in the homestretch and hitting the wire in 1:54.4 as an 8-5 shot. Dave Palone drove Armbro Dancer to her second victory in four career starts for trainer Alan Sacco. Her previous win also came at The Meadows, in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action. ...
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Vivid Photo's next races

on 08/08/2005 2:00 AM
Trainer Roger Hammer said his Hambletonian champion Vivid Photo will be entered in the upcoming American National at Balmoral Park and if all goes well then head to Du Quoin for the World Trotting Derby. Hammer said Vivid Photo will need to be supplemented to both the American National and Trotting Derby, but noted "we've got money to play with now." The American National is scheduled for Sa...
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Winners take their time

on 08/08/2005 2:00 AM
Trainer Roger Hammer, his companion Vicki Fair, and Vivid Photo took their time leaving the Meadowlands Saturday after capturing the Hambletonian. Vicki, who is also the caretaker of Vivid Photo, cooled the horse out while Hammer handled the post-race interviews in the Meadowlands press box. Hammer took advantage of the offer of a steak dinner in the Pegasus dining room at the top of the Meadow...
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1:53.1 Q for Village Jolt

on 08/05/2005 2:00 AM
Instead of competing in the Oliver Wendell Holmes with his stablemates Rocknroll Hanover and Cam's Fool, Village Jolt took to the track on an oppressively-hot Friday morning at the Meadowlands and won in 1:53.1. With Ron Pierce in the bike, Village Jolt paced his final two quarters in :28 flat to win the race by open lengths.
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Western Ace wins Wilson

on 08/05/2005 2:00 AM
Western Ace tipped off the first-over cover from race favorite Pujols and brushed home with a final quarter in :28.2 to capture the $375,000 Woodrow Wilson final for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers in 1:51.2 Friday night at the Meadowlands. Ron Pierce was in the bike as Western Ace followed the first-over move by Pujols and Brian Sears while 75-1 shot Action Nuke and John Campbell led the f...
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Lonsome Day a Sweetheart

on 08/05/2005 2:00 AM
Lonesome Day and David Miller moved into the lead before the half and went on to score an impressive 1:53.1 victory in the $330,000 Sweetheart final for 2-year-old filly pacers Friday night at the Meadowlands. Miller moved the daughter of Cambest into the lead before the :55.4 half then was joined on the outside by Knock Yourself Out and George Brennan. The two raced head to head past the three...
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Keystone Savage Nips Colts

on 08/04/2005 2:00 AM
Keystone Savage slipped up the pylons and shook free just long enough to catch Lotsa Muscle at the wire and win the $460,000 Peter Haughton Memorial 2-year-old colt trot at the Meadowlands Thursday night in 1:58. Brian Sears was in the bike as Keystone Savage, first at the quarter, was shuffled back to fifth by the three-quarters. In the lane Sears carefully urged the Yankee Glide colt up the ...
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Miss Wisconsin beats fillies

on 08/04/2005 2:00 AM
Miss Wisconsin came out of nowhere in deep stretch and swept into the lead in the final strides of the race to capture the $390,000 Merrie Annabelle final for 2-year-old trotting fillies in 1:56.3 at the Meadowlands Thursday night. Locked in at the rail for nearly the entire race, Miss Wisconsin nevertheless improved her position at every call until she was third in the lane but with no where ...
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Big night for Stewart

on 08/04/2005 2:00 AM
Kentucky breeder Steve Stewart had big back-to-back wins Thursday night as Birminghim won a $130,000 Ontario Sire Stakes Gold final and just a couple of minutes later Miss Wisconsin captured the Merrie Annabelle Trot. Just before the start of the Merrie Annabelle at the Meadowlands, Stewart and his wife, Cindy, let out a scream and high-fived while sitting in an owner's box at the Meadowlands. ...
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Hoosier Gazette wins 4th

on 08/03/2005 2:00 AM
Hoosier Gazette kept his undefeated streak intact Tuesday, Aug. 2 at Indiana Downs. The freshman trotting colt won an $8,000 Indiana Sire Stakes division with a 2:01.1 performance for driver Joe Putnam. Hoosier Gazette is now four-for-four in his short career. The heavy favorite in the event, Hoosier Gazette finished three lengths in front of 22-1 Pathway Dot Com with Vaundman Bluegrass third. ...
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Hall goes down in wreck

on 08/03/2005 2:00 AM
Tony Hall, The Meadows' third leading driver in purse earnings, was injured in the first race Tuesday night when he was tipped from the sulky and run over by a following horse. "Burke's (Mickey) horse made a break in the first turn, Wilder (who was driving Burke's horse) and I hooked wheels and then I got flipped out of the sulky and Palone ran over me. Dave had nowhere to go, there was no way...
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Hambletonian Oaks drawn

on 08/02/2005 2:00 AM
The three Hambletonian Oaks elimination winners all drew favorable post positions for Saturday's $750,000 final at the Meadowlands. Jersey Gal was the first name out of the box and she landed post one, while Flawless Bluestone will leave from post two and Jalopy will start from the four slot. Flawless Bluestone, who rallied late to win her elim in 1:55.2, has been installed the 3-1 morning-line...
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Campbell on ESPN News

on 08/02/2005 2:00 AM
John Campbell, whose quest for his record sixth Hambletonian victory lies with Northern Ensign in Saturday's $1.5 million final at the Meadowlands, will make a live guest appearance on the ESPN News network on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 3. Campbell will be interviewed from the ESPN Zone in New York City, with his appearance scheduled between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.
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Hambletonian field set

on 08/02/2005 2:00 AM
It will be easy to take a "photo" of the two Hambletonian elimination winners as they line up behind the gate for Saturday's $1.5 million final at the Meadowlands as Classic Photo drew post five and Vivid Photo drew post six. This is the 80th Hambletonian and the 25th renewal at the Meadowlands. Classic Photo has been made the 6-5 morning-line choice with Vivid Photo second choice at 7-2. Class...
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Ken Warkentin to race Fri.

on 08/02/2005 2:00 AM
Trainer Jimmy Takter announced at the Hambletonian press conference held at the Meadowlands Tuesday afternoon that Ken Warkentin, who made a break in his Hambo elim last Saturday as the 2-5 favorite and failed to make the final, will compete in the $50,000 Townsend Ackerman on Friday night, Aug. 5, at the Big M. Ken Warkentin had just been tipped out of the two hole by driver David Miller in th...
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Don Irvine sidelined

on 08/01/2005 2:00 AM
Indiana Downs could be losing its current leading driver after Don Irvine Jr. went down in an accident July 27. He has not been medically cleared to return to the track since. In the evening's seventh race, an $8,000 Indiana Sire Stakes event, Don Irvine Jr. and his mount, freshman filly pacer GT Miss Royal, went down in the first turn. The veteran driver doesn't remember the accident, but has ...
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There's gold in Am Nat final

on 07/31/2005 2:00 AM
Odds-on choice Stonebridge Regal took himself out of contention early in Saturday's $250,000 American National at Balmoral Park when he couldn't stay on gait, leaving the door open for Gold Dust Beach to pull off a 14-1 upset with a 1:51.2 effort. Tony Morgan was driving Stonebridge Regal and the 3-year-old colt pacer went offstride before the start and continued on his run throughout the mile....
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84-1? Whattheheck!

on 07/31/2005 2:00 AM
Whatthehecklavec shocked the Mohawk faithful Saturday night with an 84-1 upset victory in the $151,987(C) Canadian Breeders Championship for 3-year-old filly trotters, one of four stakes events for the sophomore set on the card. Trained and driven by Randy Fritz, Whatthehecklavec came up the inside down the stretch to win by more than two lengths in a career-best 1:57. The daughter of Mr. L...
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