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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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NJSS frosh filly winners

on 07/07/2005 2:00 AM
Mythical rallied from seventh early to post a 1:55.1 victory in the fastest of three New Jersey Sire Stakes divisions for 2-year-old filly pacers at the Meadowlands Wednesday night. The track was rated "good" after early showers. With John Campbell driving, Mythical worked her way up the outside in the first $32,500 division, moving three wide in the final turn and posting a final quarter of :2...
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A Maywood track record?

on 07/07/2005 2:00 AM
Four-year-old pacer Ohubetterbelievit's Maywood Park track record set May 13 has been taken away after the horse tested positive for Lasix following the race. In a ruling issued June 25 by the Illinois Racing Commission, trainer Joe Anderson has received a 30-day suspension as a result of the horse testing positive when he was not listed to race on the drug. The suspension was scheduled to begin J...
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Northfield/Thistle in dispute

on 07/07/2005 2:00 AM
A dispute between Northfield Park and Thistledown has resulted in patrons at the harness track unable to place wagers on racing at the Thoroughbred site. The Ohio State Racing Commission has unanimously granted approval to Thistledown to withdraw its signal. The action comes as a result of Ohio law stating the payment for simulcasts of live programs from tracks within the state is limited to a ...
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Meadows moves stakes

on 07/07/2005 2:00 AM
The Meadows has announced that because of a change in its race schedule this month and next, the Keystone Classic for 3-year-old colt trotters and the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 2-year-old filly pacers have had date changes. Because the track will not be racing on Wednesdays, except for Aug. 10, during Adios Week, the Keystone Classic, originally scheduled for Aug. 24, has been moved to Thurs...
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Freshman fillies at Indy

on 07/07/2005 2:00 AM
Five divisions of freshman filly pacers competed in the opening leg of Indiana Sire Stakes competition Wednesday, July 6 at Indiana Downs. Trainers Jonathan Crowe and John Merkel each sent out two winners on the 12-race program, with driver Ricky Macomber piloting the winners in three of the five splits. Lebanon, Ohio resident Crowe sent out his first winner when Jimmy Whisman put 25-1 Dream Wi...
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89-year-old owner hopeful

on 07/07/2005 2:00 AM
Patrick Tarsio may be 89 years old, but he's as giddy as a teenager about his 3-year-old colt Pat's All Star being entered in Saturday night's Meadowlands Pace eliminations, hoping to find a spot in the $1 million final the following weekend. A multiple New York Sire Stakes winner at two, the homebred of the octogenarian has three second-place finishes in three starts in 2005, including a runne...
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Triple Crown grand marshals

on 07/07/2005 2:00 AM
Trainer-driver Trond Smedshammer and owners Ted Gewertz and Patricia Spinelli, have been named as grand marshals for the third annual Hambletonian Parade which will take place in Rutherford, N.J., Saturday, July 30, the day of this year's Hambletonian eliminations. The trio are the connections behind 2004 Triple Crown champion trotter Windsong's Legacy. That trotter was the first to sweep the T...
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Commingling a success

on 07/07/2005 2:00 AM
The first night of commingled pools between Canada and Northfield Park was a success, according to Northfield Park simulcast director Dave Bianconi. More than $153,000 was wagered in Canada on Wednesday night's race at the Cleveland track. "Before it was zero because they weren't even taking us on Wednesday nights," Bianconi pointed out to harnessracing.com. "And I think this will grow. It's on...
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Big M moves qualifiers

on 07/07/2005 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands has moved its Friday, July 8, qualifying races to Saturday, July 9, due to a flood watch alert and the forecast of heavy rains on Friday. The qualifiers will now take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, as will the scheduled baby races.
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Rocknroll tops field of 19

on 07/06/2005 2:00 AM
North America Cup winner Rocknroll Hanover heads a field of 19 three-year-old colt and gelding pacers who have been entered in the Meadowlands Pace. Two $50,000 eliminations Saturday, July 9, will reduce the field to 10 for the $1 million final July 16. The nine-horse first elimination, from the rail out, includes: P Forty Seven Allamerican Inca Speed Demon George At Bigs Four...
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Three elims for Dancer

on 07/06/2005 2:00 AM
Three eliminations have been scheduled for Friday, July 8, to determine the final field for the $350,000 Stanley Dancer 3-Year-Old Trot, which will be raced at the Meadowlands on Friday, July 15. The companion $350,000 Delvin Miller Memorial for 3-year-old filly trotters also will have three eliminations this coming Friday. Both races are final preps for the Hambletonian and Hambletonian Oaks, res...
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Indiana Sire Stakes winners

on 07/06/2005 2:00 AM
Four divisions of freshman colt and gelding pacers faced off Tuesday, July 5, at Indiana Downs in the first round of Indiana Sire Stakes action. The fields for each $8,000 split were evenly matched, with the winners posting similar win times. Nowthat'saplanman, a colt by The Wrath Of Pan, wired the field in the first division to win in 1:56.1. Trained by Andrew Conkright and driven by Joe Putna...
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Don Kewley dies

on 07/05/2005 2:00 AM
Don Kewley, who worked 48 consecutive Harrisburg sales, died Saturday (July 2) of an aneurysm. He was 72. Mr Kewley was the longest serving employee of Standardbred Horse Sales Company. He began under the regime of Bowman Brown Sr., then progressed to Bowman Brown Jr., Paul E. Spears, Russell C. Williams and Dr. Paul(Pete) F. Spears. In addition to working the sales at Harrisburg, Mr. Kewley...
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Titan Cup to Mr. Muscleman

on 07/02/2005 2:00 AM
Mr. Muscleman flexed his power once again when he cruised to a 1:51.3 stakes-equaling victory in the $254,800 Titan Cup final Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Ron Pierce--within 24 hours of being a Hall of Famer--eased Mr. Muscleman away at the start as Muscles Marinara took the early lead. Hellava Hush and then Sand Vic took turns on the front. Pierce moved Mr. Muscleman going to the halfway...
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Invitro smells the Roses

on 07/02/2005 2:00 AM
Invitro took advantage of her pocket trip behind the pacesetting Burning Point and paced by that rival for a 1:50.3 victory in the $364,000(C) Roses Are Red at Mohawk Racetrack Saturday night. "She's got heart and desire," said winning driver Paul MacDonell of Invitro, a career $1.4 million earner who has banked over $214,000 this year. "She doesn't have the stature to overpower anybody. She's ...
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Peaceful Way prevails

on 07/02/2005 2:00 AM
The top Canadian trotting mare Peaceful Way is still on top of her game, as she demonstrated by a 1:52.1 score in the $360,750 Armbro Flight Stakes Saturday night at Mohawk. Peaceful Way defeated Mystical Sunshine and Windylane Hanover while Housethatruthbuilt finished third off of a second-over trip. Peaceful Way is undefeated in four starts this season. Her 1:52.1 clocking in the Armbro Fl...
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