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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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Fletcher addresses RCI

on 04/21/2005 2:00 AM
Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher spoke Thursday morning at the annual meeting of the Association of Racing Commissioners International at the Marriott Griffin Gate hotel in Lexington. Fletcher updated the gathering on the state of the industry in Kentucky, and pointed out the recent proposed changes to drug penalties. "We will have tougher penalties to those found cheating," said Gov. Fletcher. "We...
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Dan Patch champ returns

on 04/21/2005 2:00 AM
Dan Patch Award winner Village Jolt made his first appearance as a sophomore a winning one, capturing a qualifier at Pocono Downs Thursday morning in 1:56. With trainer Ed Hart at the lines, the son of Cam's Card Shark sat in the two hole through fractions of :28.3, :57.3 and 1:26.3 before tipping out in the final turn and going on to win by more than three lengths. "I am very happy. It was whe...
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Casablanca Hall wins

on 04/21/2005 2:00 AM
Casablanca Hall, owned by Walnut Hall Ltd., Denim Stable, Mary Katz and the Lucky Shamrock Stable of Thoroughbred trainer Nick Zito and his wife, Kim, paced to a career-best 1:55.1 victory in a conditioned event at Pompano Park Wednesday night. With Bruce Ranger driving for trainer Fred Grant, Casablanca Hall raced first-over but was able to edge pacesetter Cien in the final strides to win by o...
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CR Commando nite at Dover

on 04/21/2005 2:00 AM
Breeding earnings for CR Commando are guaranteed to increase Thursday night as all 16 entrants into a pair of $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund finals at Dover Downs are sons or daughters of the Winbak Farm stallion. Eight 3-year-old fillies will line up behind the gate in Dover's sixth race on its closing-day program. The morning-line choice from post six is Go Sassy Go, bred and ow...
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Ideal News sweeps series

on 04/21/2005 2:00 AM
Ideal News overcame an early breakaway by Righteous Renee and I'm All In to complete her series sweep in the $64,850 Blossom Final Wednesday night at the Meadowlands. Ideal News paced the mile in a stakes record and lifetime best of 1:52, winning by a head over I'm All In. It was 4 1/2 lengths back to Righteous Renee in third. Righteous Renee, with I'm All In drafting behind her, cut the ear...
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Four for Four Starz Sisco

on 04/21/2005 2:00 AM
Unbeaten Four Starz Sisco turned in his fourth straight victory in his final tune-up for the April 30 elimination races for the Berry's Creek Pace. Unraced at two, Four Starz Sisco captured the first race Wednesday at the Meadowlands in a lifetime best 1:50.2. The gelded son of The Panderosa, driven by Eric Ledford and trained by Dave Sabatelli, races for the Four Starzzzz Stable.
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Bettor files lawsuit

on 04/20/2005 2:00 AM
An interesting lawsuit has been filed in connection with the Thoroughbred filly Sweet Catomine's fifth-place finish in the Santa Anita Derby April 9. The lawsuit alleges that the filly's owner, trainer, and others committed fraud by not disclosing the horse's health problems before the race. According to Associated Press, the lawsuit was filed by a bettor who bet on Sweet Catomine. Prior to the...
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Hanners sets Dover mark

on 04/20/2005 2:00 AM
Crossfire N, runner-up last week to Rainbow Blue in a $50,000 Invitational at Dover Downs, scored a 1:53 victory in the $27,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace on Tuesday, April 19 at the Delaware track. The 2004 Horse of the Meet at Dover, Crossfire N is owned by Wendy Crissman and 49 Racing Stables. Mike Cole drove the 6-year-old daughter of Son Of Afella who has earnings of just shy of $100,000 i...
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Village Jolt to qualify

on 04/20/2005 2:00 AM
Reigning Two-Year-Old Colt Pacer of the Year Village Jolt will make his sophomore debut Thursday morning in a qualifying race at Pocono Downs. Village Jolt won six of 10 starts in 2004, including the $663,200 Breeders Crown final at Woodbine in 1:51.1 and the $432,000 Woodrow Wilson final at the Meadowlands in 1:51.3. He finished his year with earnings of $918,577 for owners Jeffrey Snyder and ...
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Garden State Sale full

on 04/20/2005 2:00 AM
New Jersey Classic yearling sale officials have announced the 2005 sale is full and closed. There are 324 yearlings entered for the one-day sale to be held Sept. 11 at the New Jersey Horse Park in Allentown, N.J. Catalogs will be available early August and can be reserved by calling (717) 637-8931 ext. 209 or at the website www.gardenstatesales.com.
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