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Gray Gladiator to return

on 07/13/2005 2:00 AM
Forced to miss the last month of racing because there just wasn't any place to race, Admiral's Express has drawn post five in a $50,000(C) Open Pace at Mohawk Racetrack Saturday night. The 9-year-old gelding has not started in a pari-mutuel race since June 18, when he won his third straight start and eighth of the year in 19 attempts. Admiral's Express won his second straight qualifier at Mohawk J...
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Colt trotters at Indy

on 07/13/2005 2:00 AM
Two divisions of Indiana Sire Stakes competition were held for freshman colt and gelding trotters Tuesday, July 12 at Indiana Downs. In the first $8,000 division Blowlowsanta won in 2:03.3 and Hoosier Gazette captured the second contest in 2:01.2. Blowlowsanta, a gelded son of Saint Nick Hanover, held off Vaundman Bluegrass (Elliotts Express) and Ricky Macomber by half a length at the wire. Ge...
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Big M guarantees 100G's

on 07/13/2005 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands has announced it will once again be offering a $100,000 guaranteed Pick 4 on Meadowlands Pace night, Saturday, July 16. Last year's guarantee was easily surpassed when the pool hit a record $210,797, with a winning $1 ticket worth $59,725.50 The pick 4 Saturday night spans races six through nine, and includes the eighth race $1 million Meadowlands Pace. Last year's bonanza payof...
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Purse increase at Pocono

on 07/12/2005 2:00 AM
Pocono Downs will increase purses an average of 10 percent starting this Friday (July 15). "The increases are being made to improve the quality of harness racing here at Pocono Downs and to show our support to our horsemen," said Bobby Soper, president and chief executive officer of Downs Racing LP. The Open Handicap Pace will go from $9,000 to $10,000 while the Open Trot and Open Handicap Pace...
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Contenders land good posts

on 07/12/2005 2:00 AM
Rocknroll Hanover has drawn post five for Saturday's $1 million Meadowlands Pace as he attempts to solidify his status as the leading 3-year-old colt in North America. Hoping to put a chink in his chances are nine other colts, including Meadowlands Pace elimination winners Leading X Ample and Stonebridge Regal, the latter of which edged Rocknroll Hanover. As winners of the elims, the connection...
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Drivers refuse to race

on 07/11/2005 2:00 AM
A group of catch-drivers contacted the Hawthorne Race Course stewards Sunday night and demanded that trainer-driver Tom Harmer not be allowed to use his bike on his own horse (Armbro Dollar), in the third race, since no other drivers had the newly-approved AdvantEdge 6.3 sulky. Harmer refused to take his approved sulky off his horse, and as a result, the stewards scratched Harmer's horse. The r...
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World mark at Pocono

on 07/11/2005 2:00 AM
Here Comes Herbie, driven by Ray Schnittker and trained by Paul Doherty, established a new world record of 1:56 for a 2-year-old trotting colt on on a five-eighths mile track Sunday night at Pocono Downs. Here Comes Herbie on the front end the entire way from the one post. The t2-year-old Credit Winner colt was a 15 3/4-length winner in one of the five divisions of the W.N. Reynolds Memorial St...
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Pocono sees 1:49.4 mile

on 07/11/2005 2:00 AM
Yankee Finale became the first horse to ever pace a sub-1:50 mile at Pocono Downs Sunday night, capturing the $9,000 Open Pace in 1:49.4 for driver Cat Manzi. After leaving with Yankee Finale, Manzi yielded the front and was content to sit the pocket trip behind Hop Sing (George Napolitano Jr.). Yankee Finale came back out in the stretch and was able to wear down his rival to win by three-quart...
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Fillies vie in Miller elims

on 07/09/2005 2:00 AM
Flirtin Miss rallied over the sloppy Meadowlands racetrack Friday night with a 1:55.3 mile in the first of three $25,000 Delvin Miller Memorial eliminations that also saw Ladymatic win in 1:57.1 and Margarita Nights rally for a 1:56.3 victory. John Campbell was at the lines of Flirtin Miss, who sat fifth waiting for cover past the :28 opening quarter while Pink Ribbons and David Miller set the ...
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Sweetlittlefarmgal wins MDSS

on 07/09/2005 2:00 AM
Sweetlittlefarmgal rallied down the lane and captured Friday's Maryland Sire Stakes for 2-year-old filly pacers in 1:57.3 At Rosecroft. Donnie Russell was in the bike as the daughter of Farmstead's Fame sat third while Taylors Lady and Donad Long cut fractions of :28.2, :59.1 and 1:27.4. Sweetlittlefarmgal then rallied past the leader to score her maiden victory in just her second career start....
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She Likes It All by a nose

on 07/09/2005 2:00 AM
She Likes It All held off Fox Valley Zena by half a length and captured the $18,900 ISOBA Stakes for 3-year-old filly pacers in 1:54.1 Friday night at Hawthorne. Driven by Joe Anderson, She Likes It All raced first-over from the half with Fox Valley Zena and Andy Miller following their cover. The order remained the same in the lane as the duo hit the wire just a nose apart. It was the secon...
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Gluteus Maximus Scores

on 07/09/2005 2:00 AM
Gluteus Maximus went wire to wire in 1:59.3 and captured the fastest of three divisions of the Reynolds Memorial Stakes for 2-year-old filly trotters at Pocono Downs Friday night for driver Ray Schnittker and trainer Paul Doherty. It was the second win in as many starts for the daughter of Credit Winner and her owners, Blue Chip Partners. In the other divisions Claudia (Conway Hall) won by 14 3...
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Haughton to Dr. No

on 07/09/2005 2:00 AM
Dr. No rallied from off the pace to capture the $700,000 W. R. Haughton Memorial Pace in 1:50.1 Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Boulder Creek took second while Ponder got up for third. Going off at odds of 6-1, driver Cat Manzi worked out a second-over trip with Dr. No, behind the first-over Quality Western. Boulder Creek was the pacesetter at the half-mile pole, having taken command from Ma...
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Regal edges Rocknroll

on 07/09/2005 2:00 AM
Given a savvy drive by former Meadowlands regular Jack Moiseyev, Stonebridge Regal sat on Rocknroll Hanover's back for most of the mile, but paced by his rival just before the wire to win a Meadowlands Pace elim in 1:49.3. Rocknroll Hanover, undefeated in five starts going into the second Meadowlands Pace elim, settled fifth in the early going and was then directed to the lead by regular driver...
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Leading X Ample wins

on 07/09/2005 2:00 AM
Leading X Ample rebounded from his fifth-place finish in the North America Cup to win his Meadowlands Pace elim in 1:50.1. He shot up the rail in the homestretch to defeat Cam's Fool with George At Bigs taking third. Also advancing to the final were All Alamerican Inca and Load The Dice. Load The Dice advanced when Four Starz Sisco was disqualified from fifth because of a lapped-on break at the...
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Gelding ties Big M mark

on 07/08/2005 2:00 AM
Western Ace equaled the Meadowlands' track record for 2-year-old gelding pacers with a 1:53 effort in winning a $46,750 New Jersey Sire Stakes division Thursday night. The time tied the mark set by Fancy Creek Storm in 1997 and equaled by Tyberwood two years later. Sent off the 1-2 odds-on choice, Western Ace was driven by Ron Pierce to the one-length victory over Karbonator with Actionuke thir...
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KD Girl sets 2005 mark

on 07/08/2005 2:00 AM
KD Girl trotted to a national season's best 1:59 victory in one of five New Jersey Sire Stakes divisions for 2-year-old filly trotters Thursday night at the Meadowlands. Driven by Jeff Gregory for trainer Greg Hoch and owner Wayne Harrington, the daughter of Self Possessed was making her stakes debut after two wins and a third in baby races. KD Girl's winning effort came in one of two early non...
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Living it big in Cook County

on 07/08/2005 2:00 AM
Aquarius Series winner Live Out Loud returned to Maywood Park for the first time in 2005 Thursday night and the trip paid off with a 1:52.3 victory in the $35,000 Cook County Stakes. Tony Morgan sent Live Out Loud to the lead at the opening and quarter and never looked back en route to defeating runner-up Taser Gun by a half length, with Fox Valley Gallant third. Owned by M and M Harness Ra...
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Classic Photo heads Dancer

on 07/08/2005 2:00 AM
Classic Photo turned in the most impressive performance of the night among the three $35,000 Stanley Dancer Trot eliminations that also saw New York Yank go on a break with a big lead in the stretch and Ken Warkentin never go to the post after being scratched sick. After gaining the lead just past the :28.2 opening quarter, Classic Photo and driver Ron Pierce were joined first-over by Ro Lo and...
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New Flamboro owner

on 07/07/2005 2:00 AM
Magna Entertainment Corp. is selling Flamboro Downs to Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, which recently purchased Fraser Downs in British Columbia, for $23.6 million with additional assumption of existing debt. Magna announced July 6 that the two parties have entered into an agreement in principle under which Great Canadian will acquire all outstanding shares of Ontario Racing Inc., a wholly o...
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