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Kisses sis wins

on 08/10/2005 2:00 AM
Stonebridge Luau, a 2-year-old half sister to the top open mare pacer Stonebridge Kisses, won her first career race Tuesday night at Mohawk Racetrack, capturing a $15,000 race restricted to members of her division in 1:55.2. With Mike Saftic driving, Stonebridge Luau led wire to wire, holding on by a neck over Texas Sweetheart and Letmedowneasy. A daughter of Island Fantasy-Twointhemorning, Sto...
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Another Ky. slot plan

on 08/10/2005 2:00 AM
A report in Wednesday's Lexington (Ky.) Herald Leader revealed that State Rep. Tom Burch, D-Louisville, was pre-filing a plan that would allow up to 21,000 slot machines placed in the state, including 10,000 that would be shared by racetracks and certain hotels. Under Burch's plan, each of Kentucky's 120 counties would be eligible for an initial allowance of 50 terminals. The remaining 5,000 ma...
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EEE afflicts NJ horse

on 08/10/2005 2:00 AM
New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Charles M. Kuperus announced Tuesday that the illness of a 2-year-old quarter horse mare in Gloucester County has been attributed to infection with Equine Eastern Encephalitis (EEE). This is the first diagnosis of EEE, a mosquito-borne virus, in a horse in New Jersey this year. The horse's owner reported that the horse became ill on July 31. The horse's condi...
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Indy hosts freshman pacers

on 08/10/2005 2:00 AM
Two divisions of freshman colt and gelding pacers faced off Tuesday, Aug. 9, at Indiana Downs in the fourth and final leg before the Aug. 16 Indiana Sire Stakes final. In this last points scoring opportunity, one favorite succeeded while another faltered. In the first split Art Creek Boy and driver Joe Putnam took command racing to the three-quarter pole and never looked back. The Mark Johnatha...
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Harness action on HRTV

on 08/10/2005 2:00 AM
In addition to showing this week's Grand Circuit action from The Meadows, HorseRacing TV (HRTV) and The Red Mile today announced a wide-ranging partnership that provides for broad carriage of Red Mile racing, including live, on-site Kentucky Futurity Day coverage on channel 404 on the Dish Network. Under the agreement, HRTV will televise full Red Mile cards on Thursdays and Sundays throughout t...
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Merriman on sidelines

on 08/10/2005 2:00 AM
Reports state Aaron Merriman, the second-leading driver at Northfield Park and the ninth-leading dash driver in North America with 308 wins, will be out of action six to eight weeks after a race accident early on last Friday night's card at the Cleveland track. Merriman returned to the sulky later that night, winning twice. Merriman, 27, will undergo surgery to insert a screw and repair the bro...
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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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