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Ten to vie at Hoosier Park

on 04/27/2005 2:00 AM
He Wants It All, who won the Isle of Capri final in a career-best 1:50.3 at Pompano Park this winter, and is coming off a 1:51.3 victory in the Free For All at Balmoral Park April 23, has been installed the 3-1 morning-line choice in Saturday's $200,000 Dan Patch Invitational Pace at Hoosier Park. A 5-year-old son of The Big Dog, He Wants It All has career earnings approaching $400,000 for owne...
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No elim for Berry's Creek

on 04/26/2005 2:00 AM
With just 11 horses entered, eliminations will not be held for the Berry's Creek for 3-year-old male pacers. The $250,000 (estimate) final is set for May 7 at the Meadowlands. The 11 entries, with 10 racing in a single prep race at the Meadowlands Saturday night, are: Odds On Duane, Jo Pa's Shark, Pat's All Star, Mega Hall, Jenna's Choice, Mystic Gold, Realiscape, Michael's Marvel, Failsafe Hal...
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1:56.2 for Sub Rosa

on 04/26/2005 2:00 AM
Sub Rosa Hanover, a 3-year-old filly by Western Hanover, qualified in 1:56.2 at The Meadows Tuesday morning. The filly finished second in the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Championship last September and then headed to Lexington for a third-place finish in an International Stallion Stakes division. Dan Altmeyer trains the filly.
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Terrific ten at Hoosier

on 04/26/2005 2:00 AM
The field of 10 older pacers appears to be set for this Saturday's $200,000 Dan Patch Invitational at Hoosier Park. Although it looks to be an evenly-matched field, the headliner is Maltese Artist based off his world-record performance in the opening round of the Classic Series at Dover Downs April 18. In that race, Maltese Artist paced in 1:48.3, the fastest mile ever clocked over a five-eight...
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Hurri Kane, Durgin win

on 04/25/2005 2:00 AM
Hurri Kane Billy G and longshot Durgin Hanover won their respective $20,000 divisions of the Father Foley Trotting Series Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands. Driven by Daniel Dube and trained by John McDermott, Hurri Kane Billy G trotted the mile in 1:55.2. CR Kinetic could not sustain a first-over bid and finished second, while Chucaro Ahijuna rallied from sixth at the top of the stretch for ...
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A filly for Moni Maker

on 04/25/2005 2:00 AM
Moni Maker, North America's richest Standardbred with career earnings of $5.5 million, delivered a filly by Self Possessed Saturday night (April 23). Moni Maker is scheduled to be bred to Cantab Hall. Moni Maker's first offspring, Touch Of Moni, is a 3 year old and has been training well, according to horseman Jimmy Takter. Her second foal, a filly by Conway Hall, is a yearling but will not be ...
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Restive out until August

on 04/25/2005 2:00 AM
Trainer Erv Miller has told The Horseman Breeders Crown champion Restive Hanover will not race this year until at least late August as a result of a knee injury. The 3-year-old filly had injured a knee and she recently "touched it again," according to Miller. The daughter of The Panderosa was a nine-time winner in 14 starts last year. She wrapped up her season in style with victories in an Inte...
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Canyon Wind wins by nose

on 04/24/2005 2:00 AM
Canyon Wind posted his third victory in a row, although this one was a close call as he edged Boulder Creek in a tight photo in 1:50.1 Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Canyon Wind won the $42,500 Open Pace after taking the lead from Eaton Road Kill past the opening quarter. A game Boulder Creek had to grind out a first-over trip. The two horses matched strides in deep stretch, but it was th...
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Plenty of speed at Big M

on 04/24/2005 2:00 AM
There was plenty of speed at the Meadowlands Saturday night as six of the 12 races were clocked in either 1:50 and change times or below 1:50. The speed parade over the fast track took place as follows: Canyon Wind (1:50.1), Global Scale (1:50.2), Landmark Hall (1:50.4), Themistokles (1:50.4), Town Champion (1:49) and Art Maker (1:50.3).
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Art's Chip wins at HoP

on 04/24/2005 2:00 AM
Art's Chip, who pulled an upset in last year's US Pacing Championship on Hambletonian Day at the Meadowlands, won his first start of the season Saturday night at Hoosier Park, scoring in 1:51.3 for trainier-driver Mark Evers. The 5-year-old son of Artsplace enjoyed a two-hole trip in the Hoosier Park Invitational as Mypanmar set the pace. Mypanmar held on for second while Foxy Maneuver was thir...
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Shu Hanover sweeps

on 04/22/2005 2:00 AM
Shu Hanover coasted to his fourth straight win and completed a series sweep with a mile in 1:49 in the $46,285 Fox Sports Net final at the Meadowlands Thursday night. Shu Hanover's 1:49 mile was a career best and a Fox Sports Net stakes record. Shu Hanover, driven by David Miller, sprinted to the lead before the half with a :26.3 quarter and tossed in a matching :26.3 final quarter for 3 1/4-le...
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Loyal Opposition better

on 04/22/2005 2:00 AM
Trainer Erv Miller has told The Horseman Loyal Opposition is doing much better after being scratched out of the opening round of the Classic Series at Dover Downs Monday, April 11 due to a pus pocket and infection. Although the scratch let the air out of the balloon with the much-anticipated match-up against Rainbow Blue, the race resulted in a world-record 1:49.4 performance by the 2004 Horse of ...
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DSBF trotting winners

on 04/22/2005 2:00 AM
Go Sassy Go set a Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund stakes record with a 1:58.2 victory in the $100,000 final for 3-year-old filly trotters Thursday night at Dover Downs. One race later, Maid To Command won the $100,000 colt final with a 2:00.2 effort. George Dennis directed Go Sassy Go to the victory, the win being his 3,000th career driving effort. The entire field consisted of fillies sire...
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Centerfold Hall starts

on 04/22/2005 2:00 AM
Centerfold Hall, a 3-year-old trotting filly owned by Nick and Kim Zito's Lucky Shamrock Stable and Walnut Hall Ltd., made her first appearance on the track in 2005 Friday morning at Pompano Park, winning a qualifier in 1:59.3. Last year as a 2 year old Centerfold Hall won the Lexington Breeders and Kentucky Sire Stakes finals at the Red Mile, boosting her seasonal earnings to $76,818.
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Hill wins Pinnacle Award

on 04/22/2005 2:00 AM
Award-winning author Marie Hill, who has written books on Adios, Single G, Delvin Miller and Joe O'Brien, has been named the 2005 Pinnacle Award winner by the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.Y. The Pinnacle Award is given to recognize and provide appreciation for exemplary efforts put forth by members of the press in the promotion of the sport and the Harness Racing museum. ...
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Holborn Hanover wins qua.

on 04/22/2005 2:00 AM
Several big-name stars qualified at the Meadowlands Friday morning, including 2004 Meadowlands Pace winner Holborn Hanover. Making his second qualifying appearance of the year, Holborn Hanover scored a 6 ¼-length victory in 1:52.3 for driver Jim Morrill Jr. and trainer Mark Harder. A winner of more than $1.1 million last year, the son of Cam's Card Shark led wire to wire, drawing clear to a dec...
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Jenna's Choice in 1:50.3

on 04/22/2005 2:00 AM
Berry's Creek Pace eligible Jenna's Choice was a big winner at the Meadowlands Friday night. Jenna's Choice won the $70,790 Suslow final over Gryffindor in a stakes record 1:50.3. Jenna's Choice completed a Winter Series hat trick with a 1 1/4-length victory in the Robert J. Suslow Final. The 3-year-old pacer had already annexed the $95,000 Junior Trendsetter Final on Feb. 26 and the $104,450 ...
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True Force scores again

on 04/22/2005 2:00 AM
Berry's Creek eligible True Force kept his winning streak intact with an easy three-length score in 1:50.4 in an overnight at the Meadowlands Friday night. He defeated Berry's Creek eligibles Odds On Duane, Jo Pa's Shark and With Anticipation. True Force, racing on Lasix for the second time, is trained by Ken Rucker and driven by George Brennan. The victory was his third straight at the Meadowl...
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Daley suspension stayed

on 04/22/2005 2:00 AM
The Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey has stayed the 180 day suspension of trainer Noel Daley. However, Daley's required detention of his horses at the Meadowlands began Thursday, April 21, and will continue despite the stay. Daley was suspended by the New Jersey Racing Commission, with the penalty set to begin next week, for an elevated post race blood gas result in connec...
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Dan Patch commitments

on 04/21/2005 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park director of Standardbred racing Kevin Mack has announced he has already received commitments from six trainers for the 12th annual $200,000 Dan Patch Invitational Pace on Saturday, April 30. Already committed to the Dan Patch is Life Source, who finished third in last year's edition. The four-time winner in 2005 (including a season-best 1:49) will be joined by Maltese Artist, who h...
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