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Chi. speedster headed east

on 07/21/2005 2:00 AM
Young slugger Pujols is headed to New Jersey. Not Albert Pujols, the young slugger for the St. Louis Cardinals, but Pujols, the 2-year-old colt pacer who is now headed for the $400,000 Woodrow Wilson at the Meadowlands. Some may say the Wilson start might be ambitious for a colt who has made just four starts, all with purses of less than $6,000. But Illinois-based trainer Tom Harmer said he bel...
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Now no Nat Ray for the Way

on 07/21/2005 2:00 AM
Last week trainer and co-owner Dave Tingley told harnessracing.com that he hoped his 4-year-old trotting mare Peaceful Way would receive an invitation to the Nat Ray where she would take on male competition such as Mr. Muscleman. A few days later, on the eve of Peaceful Way's July 23 start at the Meadowlands in the third leg of the Classic Series, Tingley has told the Meadowlands' publicity depart...
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CC Stacy wins Am-Nat

on 07/20/2005 2:00 AM
CC Stacy romped to her second consecutive win for driver Tony Morgan in American-National competition Tuesday night at Balmoral Park. This time her 1:52.4 clocking came in the $90,000 final for 2-year-old pacing fillies. The daughter of Matt's Scooter is conditioned by Robert Harmon for owner Chuck Campbell and now has a pair of wins, two seconds and one third in six career starts. The tim...
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3rd round for older horses

on 07/19/2005 2:00 AM
The Classic Series (TCS) rolls into the Meadowlands on Saturday, July 23, for the third and last preliminary leg of the 2005 edition. Each of the four groups of TCS will go as a single division, providing several interesting match-ups. The Pacing Classic fields 11 led by the razor-sharp Dr. No, recent winner of the Haughton Memorial. Canadian Pacing Derby champ Ponder and Maltese Artist, winner...
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Rest for Stonebridge Regal

on 07/18/2005 2:00 AM
After finishing a game third to "R&R" in the $1 million Meadowlands Pace last Saturday night, it's time for a little "R&R" for Stonebridge Regal as trainer Bob McIntosh said Monday that following the sophomore colt's effort behind the winning Rocknroll Hanover, he was giving his charge a short vacation and will not start him until the Jug Preview at Scioto Downs Sept. 10. "He came out of the ra...
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Am-Nat 2CP elims

on 07/17/2005 2:00 AM
Nifty Fellow and Winslow Gambler led the way into next Saturday's $90,000 American-National 2-year-old colt pace final when they won their respective eliminations Saturday night at Balmoral Park. Nifty Fellow, recent winner of the Hanover Colt Stakes, came late--he was 10 lengths off the pacesetter at the half--to win his elimination in 1:53.3 for driver Brent Holland. Jate Daniels (Mark O'Mara...
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Three OSS wins for Sadie

on 07/17/2005 2:00 AM
Judge Sadie, a 2-year-old filly by On The Attack, turned in her third straight victory in Ohio Sire Stakes competition, scoring by a whopping 11 lengths in 1:56.3 Saturday night at Northfield Park. Judge Sadie, trained by Mike Medors and driven by Brett Miller, controlled the race after starting from post five. The time for the mile was a new lifetime best for Judge Sadie. Another filly with...
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Vivid Photo Hambo-bound

on 07/16/2005 2:00 AM
Pennsylvania-based horseman Roger Hammer is heading to the Hambletonian with Vivid Photo and the son of SJ's Photo captured a division of the Maryland Standardbred Race Fund at Rosecroft Friday night in 1:56.2. Vivid Photo was three lengths in front of runner-up Yankee Slugfest under the wire as he won for the seventh time this year. Hammer shares ownership with Todd Schadel. Hammer has been po...
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2CP Reynolds at Pocono

on 07/16/2005 2:00 AM
He's Personal won his second straight pari-mutuel race and fourth straight overall in capturing the fastest of six Reynolds divisions for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers at Pocono Downs Friday night. With Brad Hanners driving, He's Personal scored in 1:54.1. Owned by Lester Walls and Jack Upchurch and trained by Wayne Whitson Jr., He's Personal is a gelded son of Badlands Hanover. He finishe...
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Ken Warkentin in 1:52.3

on 07/16/2005 2:00 AM
Ken Warkentin overcame post 10 and a 3-week layoff to win a 3-year-old Open at the Meadowlands Friday night in a career-best 1:52.3, the second fastest trotting mile of the season by a member of his division and an effort that solidifies his status as a Hambletonian favorite. Scratched out of last week's Stanley Dancer elims by trainer Jimmy Takter when the track came up "sloppy," Ken Warkentin...
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Dave Magee, Oosting hurt

on 07/16/2005 2:00 AM
Drivers Dave Magee and Mike Oosting were reportedly hurt in a race accident during the fifth race at Hawthorne Racecourse Friday night. A track press release stated the two horsemen were transported to a nearby hospital but no further information was given on their condition.
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Judges make late ruling

on 07/16/2005 2:00 AM
After making the 10th race at the Meadowlands official, the contest which Ken Warkentin won, the stewards ruled that runner-up Southfork had switched to the pace in deep stretch and the colt was placed last. The track's official order of finish was Ken Warkentin, Southfork and Gettindownanddirty, and the 10-8 exacta and 10-8-3 trifecta combinations were paid. Rules state that a horse must be on...
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Drivers taken to hospital

on 07/16/2005 2:00 AM
Following a horrible accident in Friday's fifth race at Hawthorne, drivers Dave Magee and Michael Oosting were taken to Loyola Medical Center. Oosting was unconscious for several minutes after being thrown to the ground when his horse went down as he tried to avoid a breaking horse. Both he and Magee were conscious and alert upon arrival at the emergency room, and it was reported that both wer...
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Rocknroll Hanover wins

on 07/16/2005 2:00 AM
Rocknroll Hanover, the 3-5 betting favorite, took control of the $1 million Meadowlands Pace just past the first quarter and then repelled a challenge from Stonebridge Regal to win in a stakes record time of 1:48.3 Saturday night. Brian Sears drove Rocknroll Hanover and said he had no intention of yielding to anyone, including Stonebridge Rega. "I didn't have any thought of that," he said. ...
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Track mark by P-47

on 07/16/2005 2:00 AM
P-Forty-Seven, who failed to make the cut for the Meadowlands Pace when he broke stride in the homestretch, set a Big M track mark of 1:48.2 in the $100,000 consolation Saturday night. With Eric Ledford driving, P-Forty-Seven virtually cut the mile after starting from post five and won by open lengths. Betting favorite Dawn Ofa New Day followed Pat's All Star third-over and failed to threate...
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Western Ace upset in NJSS

on 07/15/2005 2:00 AM
Despite losing the use of his whip when it became entangled in the lines in the stretch, Mike Lachance was able to rally Artstanding and just catch the heavily-favored Western Ace to win the $175,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes final for 2-year-old pacing colts Thursday night at the Meadowlands. Ron Pierce moved the undefeated Western Ace to the lead from third down the backstretch, reaching the hal...
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Chapeau fastest in NYSS

on 07/15/2005 2:00 AM
Chapeau won the fastest of four divisions of the $118,475 New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old filly pacers Thursday afternoon at Monticello Raceway, touring the half-mile oval in 1:58.1 for driver Jeff Gregory. Although Gregory had Chapeau on the lead through much of the mile, she was actually passed in deep stretch by Panax and driver Kyle DiBenedetto, but the daughter of Magical Mike battled ...
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Cabrini wins first of 2005

on 07/15/2005 2:00 AM
Three-year-old filly pacer Cabrini Hanover found her way to the winner's circle for the first time in four starts this year Thursday night at the Meadowlands, capturing a $26,500 contest restricted to members of her division. With Brian Sears driving, Cabrini Hanover led at every call to win in 1:51.3, edging Savannah Sky (David Miller) by a half length. A five-time winner in seven starts last ...
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NJ 2FT's debut at Big M

on 07/15/2005 2:00 AM
Miss Eleonora, Vonda Boko, Muscles McNuggets and Klipspringer captured their respective divisions of the $95,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes for 2-year-old filly trotters Thursday night at the Meadowlands. Miss Eleonora, a bargain $3,500 yearling purchase by Keytech Trotting Stable, trotted the fastest of the trio of splits with a 1:58 effort for driver Ron Pierce. The daughter of Enjoy Lavec was ab...
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Indy adds 10-cent supers

on 07/15/2005 2:00 AM
Ten-cent superfecta wagering will debut Friday night at Indiana Downs. The wager that has proved popular in other racing jurisdictions was approved by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission Tuesday, July 12, and will be implemented at both the Shelbyville racetrack and Hoosier Park. "I think it's great. People like it; it's popular," said Indiana Downs' general manager Jon Schuster. "When they fir...
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