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7 down, 1 to go

on 06/01/2005 2:00 AM
With Ponder winning Western Fair Raceway's $275,000 (C) Molson Pace final on Friday night, seven of the eight spots in Northfield Park's upcoming $125,000 Battle of Lake Erie are now filled. The Molson champ will be joined by two-time Northfield Horse of the Year Cambest Prince, top-ranked veteran pacer Maltese Artist, Peter Pan Stables' Mypanmar, nine-time winner Shu Hanover, Tom Harmer-traine...
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Mare sweeps series

on 06/01/2005 2:00 AM
Cat Manzi made his first appearance of the year at Pocono Downs Tuesday night and the trip paid off as North America's winningest driver in 2005 directed Sweet Lady Lee to a 1:53 victory in the $22,900 May Flowers Pace final. Calling Card closed late for driver Joe Pavia Jr. to get second, with Maid West third. Sweet Lady Lee had posted victories in the opening three rounds of the series for dr...
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Whotookwhat wins big

on 05/30/2005 2:00 AM
Whotookwhat, a 3-year-old trotting filly by Inquirer who won the Ohio Sire Stakes championship last year, captured an OSS division by an 11 3/4 length margin in 1:57.4 on Memorial Day at Scioto Downs. Ohio Sire Stakes were featured on the Memorial Day card at Scioto. The other winners of the 3-year-old trotting filly divisions were Sandy's Attitud (by the sire Ilooklikemymom), who scored in ...
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Red Bow Tie dies

on 05/30/2005 2:00 AM
Red Bow Tie, a Florida-sired gelding who became one of the sport's top pacers, was humanely deestroyed at the Ontario farm of top driver Luc Ouellette. The magnificent dark bay gelding had been diagnosed with the debilitating disease EPM, and despite all efforts to save the horse, his condition worsened in recent days. "He was basically in intensive care since last Monday. We did everything...
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Art Attack euthanized

on 05/30/2005 2:00 AM
Art Attack p,7, 1:50.1 ($656,735), a royally-bred son of Artsplace-Seven O'Clock who turned in his best efforts as an older horse, was euthanized Saturday afternoon at Freehold Raceway after taking a bad step and shattering a bone just after the start. He was 11 years old. Art Attack raced with modest success as a young horse in the U.S. before being shipped Down Under. When he returned to the...
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Up Front Jerry wins Hempt

on 05/29/2005 2:00 AM
Up Front Jerry took the lead from post one and was never headed in capturing the $169,940 Max C. Hempt Memorial in 1:53.1 over a sloppy track at Pocono Downs Saturday night. George Napolitano Jr. was in the bike as the 3-year-old Western Hanover gelding set fractions of :27.4, :55.4 and 1:23.3 in scoring his third victory of the year in four starts for owner Ed Mullinax and trainer Kelly O'Donn...
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Vivid Photo in 1:56.4 PASS

on 05/29/2005 2:00 AM
Vivid Photo grabbed the lead from the start and gradually extended his margin over the field and captured the fastest division of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colt trotters at The Meadows Saturday night by 4 1/2 lengths in 1:56.4. Race favorite Lindy Five Hundred, the Dexter Cup winner two weeks ago, broke stride at the start and finished sixth. Roger Hammer trains, drives and co-ow...
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Steinlager takes Elitlopp

on 05/29/2005 2:00 AM
The Norwegian representative Steinlager, a 7-year-old stallion by Keystone Jazzy out of the Mac Breton-sired mare Good As Gold, won the Elitlopp final in 1:52.3, equaling the race record. The winner is owned, trained and driven by Norwegians, and it was the first time in more than 19 years that a Norwegian horse has won the race. Steinlager won his elim comfortably in 1:54.1 over Giant Superman...
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Armbro Animate upsets

on 05/28/2005 2:00 AM
Armbro Animate, going off at odds of 37-1 with George Brennan in the bike, split horses in deep stretch and captured the $42,500 Open Pace at the Meadowlands Saturday night in 1:51.3 over a sloppy track. The 5-year-old Artsplace gelding paid $77.40 in winning his third race of the year in 11 starts. Finishing a fast-closing second was Maltese Animate and Ron Pierce, who was making his first st...
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Ideal News rebounds

on 05/28/2005 2:00 AM
Ideal News tipped off her cover at the head of the stretch, overtook the leading Freezer Cash and held on for a 1:53.3 victory in the $200,000 SBOA Miss New Jersey at the Meadowlands Saturday night. Freezer Cash and Cat Manzi stayed game to wire, finishing a neck back in second while Savannah Sky and and John Campbell were third. Freezer Cash swept into the lead after the :28.2 opening quarter ...
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Rocknroll Hanover in 1:51

on 05/28/2005 2:00 AM
Rocknroll Hanover left no doubt who is at the top of the sophomore colt pacing class right now as the son of Western Ideal rocked out from his second-over position at the top of the stretch and rolled to a 1:51 victory in the $500,000 SBOA New Jersey Classic at the Meadowlands Saturday night. He was two lengths better than Jo Pa's Shark while Load The Dice made a late move to be third. From pos...
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Cardinal to Team Hutch

on 05/28/2005 2:00 AM
Team Hutch won a three-horse photo finish and captured the $63,000 Cardinal Stakes for 3-year old ICF colt and gelding pacers in 1:52.4 at Balmoral Park Saturday night. Chevie Cash, who finished second in the mile, was placed fourth for racing inside a pylon in the first turn, moving Perdition up to second and Ithinki'msomebody to third. Team Hutch, who is eligible to the Meadowlands Pace, went...
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Marnie Hall in 1:51.4

on 05/27/2005 2:00 AM
Marnie Hall, one of 43 fillies still eligible to the Mistletoe Shalee, started from post nine and rallied from the back of the field to win a $15,000 condition pace in 1:51.4 Thursday night at the Meadowlands. Marnie Hall finished a half-length ahead of Ambootia. Driven by Daniel Dube and trained by Mark Harder, Marnie Hall has five wins in 10 career starts and three of five this season for ...
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Dime supers at Red Mile

on 05/27/2005 2:00 AM
Ten-cent betting will be coming to The Red Mile. The Red Mile will open its 2005 race meet July 29, and the 10-cent superfecta wager, which is quickly becoming popular at racetracks across the country, will be available. A superfecta bet consists of a bettor correctly selecting the top-four finishers in a race, but previously with $1 and $2 minimums the amount spent sometimes became out of rang...
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Laura Kohr dies

on 05/27/2005 2:00 AM
Laura B. Kohr, who operated Lauxmont Farms with her late husband, Ron, died May 20 at age 69. The Kohrs bred and raised many champion Standardbreds at Lauxmont in the 1980s, including the great pacing mare Anniecrombie. They also bred the dam of Red Bow Tie, Cheers Lauxmont. Mrs. Kohr and her late husband Ron purchased Lauxmont Farms in 1971. In addition to breeding Standardbreds, they also b...
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Regal 8-5 in Prov. Cup

on 05/27/2005 2:00 AM
Stonebridge Regal has been installed the 8-5 morning-line choice for Sunday night's $260,000(C) Provincial Cup final at Windsor Raceway. Driven by Jack Moiseyev for trainer Bob McIntosh and partners Robert Kauffman, Angie Stiller and Skip and Wendy Springs' W. Springtime Stable, the sophomore son of Artsplace will leave from post seven. American Ideal, the fastest of three Provincial Cup elimin...
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Ken Warkentin starts

on 05/27/2005 2:00 AM
Ken Warkentin, last year's Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Trotting Colt champion and a leading contender for the Hambletonian, finished fourth in a 1:56 qualifier at the Meadowlands Friday morning. It was his first start on the track this season. Ken Warkentin finished 9 1/2 lengths behind the race winner, trotting his own mile in 1:57.4 with a last quarter in :27.3. Jimmy Takter trains Ken Warke...
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Ruthie a big winner

on 05/27/2005 2:00 AM
Housethatruthbuilt, last year's Dan Patch 3-Year-Old Filly Trotter award winner, qualified at the Meadowlands Friday morning in 1:53.3 by 14 1/4 lengths. Trainer Trond Smedshammer was up behind the now 4-year-old mare. A trio of fillies aspiring to her 3-year-old title also qualified. Magenta Hall finished second, trotting in 1:57.3; Flirtin Miss was third (trotting in 1:58.2) and Solveig finis...
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Rainbow Blue breezes

on 05/27/2005 2:00 AM
Rainbow Blue made a qualifier race look every bit as good as a purse win when she scored at the Meadowlands Friday morning in 1:51 by 5 1/2 lengths, thanks to a :26.3 last quarter. Rainbow Blue wired the field with Feathery Fame the runner-up. Trainer George Teague Jr. entered Rainbow Blue in the qualifier at the Meadowlands after missing the entry box for Friday night's mare open pace at Wo...
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It's Kisses at Woodbine

on 05/27/2005 2:00 AM
Stonebridge Kisses turned in one her typical off-the-pace rallies to capture the $45,000 Open for mares at Woodbine Friday night. She scored by 1 1/4 lengths in 1:51.4, defeating Burning Point and Glowing Report. Stonebridge Kisses, a 4-year-old mare by Artiscape, posted her eighth victory in 15 starts this season for owner Martin Scharf and trainer Mark Ford. The previous start she finished th...
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