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Morgan stays hot at DD

on 11/30/2005 12:00 AM
For the second consecutive week, Apache Dame won top honors in the $24,000 Fillies and Mares Open Handicap Pace at Dover Downs on Tuesday, Nov. 29. It was one of five winners for meet leader Tony Morgan. Post eight was not a burden for Morgan and Apache Dame as the Ontario-bred came up big in a 1:52.3 victory in the distaff feature of the week. Pacific Illusion (Brandon Givens) finished second...
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Manzi's lead slipping

on 11/30/2005 12:00 AM
Only three weeks ago Cat Manzi appeared to have a firm hold on the dash championship as he had a 32-win lead over runner-up Mark MacDonald and a bulging 52-win margin over third-place Tony Morgan. However, Manzi’s grip on first is beginning to weaken a bit as Morgan, who has been on a win binge since recently moving his base to Dover Downs, is only 23 wins away as of Wednesday mor...
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Ford hopes to burn oil

on 11/30/2005 12:00 AM
He may have been initially purchased to race in the claiming ranks, but Moonlite Jazz is now one of the top contenders heading into the $57,500 Oil Burner on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. The colt is one of two entrants trainer Mark Ford will start in the final of the three-week Oil Burner Series for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers. "He has been a very pleasant surprise,� For...
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Passionate Glide Scores

on 11/26/2005 12:00 AM
Passionate Glide chased down world champion Macaria Hanover in the lane and drew off to a 1:55.4victory in the $516,800 Breeders Crown 2-year-old filly trot with Ron Pierce in the bike. Pure Ivory rallied in the lane to garner the third spot. After an opening quarter in :28.1 by Love On the Rocks, driver Dave Palone sent Macaria Hanover to the lead. Pierce then flushed the Quebec sensation Merl...
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My Little Dragon roars

on 11/26/2005 12:00 AM
Ron Pierce picked up his second Breeders Crown title in as many races Saturday night at the Meadowlands, ushering My Little Dragon to a 1:52.1 victory in the $500,000 2-year-old filly pace. Darlin?s Delight and Yannick Gingras were more than two lengths back in second with Dave Palone bringing Caviart Sydney home third. A multiple horse shuffle in the first quarter mile had Sweetheart winner Lo...
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Chocolatier easy winner

on 11/26/2005 12:00 AM
Chocolatier rebuffed the first-over challenge by RC Royalty at the three quarters and cruised to a 1:56.1 victory for D.R. Ackerman in the $507,600 Breeders Crown 2-year-old colt and gelding trot. Mr. Pine Chip and Dave Palone rallied in deep stretch to be second while Capetown Hall and Brian Sears were third. Starting from post one, Chocolatier did not get a fast start and was fourth behine RC...
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Strong Yankee takes trot

on 11/26/2005 12:00 AM
Strong Yankee held off Vivid Photo down the lane and captured the $610,000 Breeders Crown 3-year-old colt and gelding trot in 1:53.4 for driver Brian Sears. Sir Perseverance and George Brennan closed from the back of the field to be third. Trainer-driver Roger Hammer had Vivid Photo leaving alertly from behind the gate and leading the field to the quarter in :27.4. Then Sears tipped Strong Yank...
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Blur gives Trond threepeat

on 11/26/2005 12:00 AM
Blur swept into the lead after the opening quarter then held off a late surge by Flawless Bluestone in deep stretch and captured the $500,000 Breeders Crown 3-year-old filly trot, giving the driver-trainer combination of Brian Sears and Trond Smedshammer a sweep of the sophomore trotting events. Just Like Dream and John Campbell were third. After an opening quarter in :29.2 Sears followed David...
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Belovedangel upsets

on 11/26/2005 12:00 AM
Belovedangel, at odds of 13-1, nailed Cabrini Hanover at the wire and captured the $500,000 Breeders Crown 3-year-old filly pace in 1:52.1, giving driver Ron Pierce his third Breeders Crown victory on the evening. Chotat Milk and David Miller, buried at the rail early in the stretch, got out to finish third. The start of the race has Chotat Milk and Just Wait Kate swapping the lead to the quart...
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Jereme's Jet soars

on 11/26/2005 12:00 AM
Jereme?s Jet, the early leader who was shuffled back on the inside, slipped to the outside at the head of the stretch and swept into the lead in deep stretch to win the $575,400 Breeders Crown 2-year-old colt and gelding pace in 1:52.1 for Paul Macdonell. Western Cyclone and David Miller rallied to be second, overtaking Western Ace and Cat Manzi before the wire. Macdonell hustled Jereme?s Jet i...
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Colt wins Breeders Crown

on 11/26/2005 12:00 AM
Rocknroll Hanover staked his claim to Horse of the Year honors Saturday night at the Meadowlands with a 1:49.4 victory in the $555,000 Breeders Crown 3-year-old colt and gelding pace for Brian Sears. Leading X Ample and Eric Ledford edged Gryffindor and David Miller for second. The raced opened with Village Jolt and Ron Pierce rushing out from post 10 to take the lead in a :26.2 opening quarter...
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Scharf gives scholarships

on 11/23/2005 12:00 AM
Nicole Baillie of East Windsor, N.J., and Michelle Miller of New Berlin, N.Y., are the first recipients of the Gallo Blue Chip Scholarships. The scholarships, $10,000 for Baille and $5,000 for Miller, have been made possible by Martin Scharf, owner of 2000 Horse of the Year Gallo Blue Chip who retired from racing in June as the richest pacer in history with earnings of $4,260,959. Scharf announ...
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Winbak adds two in NY

on 11/23/2005 12:00 AM
Winbak Farm has announced the addition of Dream Vacation and Artiscape to the stallion roster at its New York farm in Walden.
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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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