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Runover Feeling wins qua.

on 04/13/2005 2:00 AM
Trainer Kelly O'Donnell won a pair of qualifiers at Spring Garden Ranch in Florida Tuesday morning, April 12, with a pair of highly-regarded 3-year-old colt pacers. Pennsylvania Sire Stakes champion Runover Feeling was a 1:58.1 winner while Woodrow Wilson runner-up Up Front Charlie scored in 1:59.3. Both colts won four-horse qualifiers that consisted solely of O'Donnell-trained horses. Kelly wa...
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Titans to meet in Classic

on 04/13/2005 2:00 AM
A match-up of Loyal Opposition and Rainbow Blue is guaranteed Monday, April 18, as only seven older mare pacers were entered into the opening round of the Classic Series scheduled for the five-eighths mile track in Delaware. Defending older mare pacer divisional champ Loyal Opposition is riding a four-race win streak heading into the Classic, while 2004 Horse of the Year Rainbow Blue comes off ...
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Elitlopp invites possible

on 04/11/2005 2:00 AM
Don Boss Vita held off the late rally of Mr. Muscleman to win the $154,200 Suc Mac Lad final at the Meadowlands Sunday afternoon in a stakes record 1:52.1. Hurri Kane Billy G finished 4 ¾ lengths behind in third. Don Boss Vita, who won his season's debut last week in the second leg of the Su Mac Lad, had not previously raced since last June when he was sidelined with a suspensory injury. Ove...
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Don wins, Muscles tops too

on 04/11/2005 2:00 AM
Don Boss Vita held off the late rally of Mr. Muscleman to win the $154.200 Su Mac Lad Final in a stakes record 1:52.1 on Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands. Mr. Muscleman was rimmed virtually the entire race and only was beaten by a neck. "He's got the biggest heart," said Virginia Louthan, who trains Don Boss Vita for her fiancé, owner Alvin Beiler of Felton, Del. "As soon as I saw them l...
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Magician formally retired

on 04/11/2005 2:00 AM
The 1:52.1 mile by Don Boss Vita in winning the Su Mac Lad final Sunday at the Meadowlands eclipsed the stakes record of 1:53.4, which had been set by Magician. This year Magician was honored in retirement ceremonies after the second race that same day, where he was reunited with trainer Earl Cruise, driver David Miller and the friends and family of his late owner, Bill Augenstein. The previous...
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Rainbow Blue back a winner

on 04/11/2005 2:00 AM
On the same day the world champion Boston Red Sox received their World Series rings at Fenway Park, world champion 2004 Horse of the Year Rainbow Blue made her 2005 return to the races. The day was declared "Rainbow Blue Day" in Delaware by Gov. Ruth Ann Minner, and in the easiest of fashions, Rainbow Blue cruised to a never-used 1:53 victory over six rivals in a $50,000 Invitational Pace at Dover...
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Dan Patch champ wins again

on 04/10/2005 2:00 AM
Loyal Opposition charged to the lead just past the half and drew off to win the $100,000 Thomas Strada Memorial at the Meadowlands Saturday night. It was the 5-year-old daughter of Cole Muffler's fourth win in a row, this time stopping the clock in 1:50.2. The 2004 Older Pacing Mare of the Year, Loyal Opposition posted her sixth win in eight starts this year and improved her career record to 36...
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Whosurboy spring champion

on 04/10/2005 2:00 AM
Whosurboy posted the first sub-1:50 mile of the 2005 season in Canada, winning the $114,000(C) Spring Pacing Championship final Saturday night at Woodbine in 1:49.3. The race was a one-two sweep for trainer Mark Ford as Street Sign finished second. Driven by Luc Ouellette, Whosurboy was tipped off cover from the second-over position to go on to the victory. The clocking was a stakes record for ...
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Canyon Wind breezes

on 04/10/2005 2:00 AM
Canyon Wind posted a 7-1 upset victory in Saturday night's $47,500 Open Pace at the Meadowlands. Scoring in 1:49.1, Canyon Wind held on by a nose over the late-rallying Maltese Artist, with Life Source third after leaving from the outside post. Canyon Wind was driven by David Miller for trainer Steve Elliott. It was a lifetime-best effort for the 5-year-old son of Cambest who won for the third ...
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A warrior in Song Cycle

on 04/10/2005 2:00 AM
Go Warrior Go won the $17,500 Song Cycle Stakes for Illinois conceived-and-foaled pacers Saturday night at Balmoral Park, winning in 1:51 for driver Dave Magee. Papa Deck and Cold Sweat finished second and third, respectively. Coupled in the wagering with He's The Real Deal, the Darcy Pletcher-trained entry was sent off as the heavy 1-2 choice in the race. Go Warrior Go is owned by Par II Stabl...
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Burning Point posts win

on 04/09/2005 2:00 AM
Burning Point, the 2003 Breeders Crown 3-year-old pacing filly champion and a 6-time winner in 2004, posted her first win of the 2005 season in her eighth start when she won at the Meadowlands Friday night in 1:50.3 from post eight. Glowing Report, making her '05 debut, finished off the board. Driver John Campbell fired Burning Point to the lead in the first turn after starting from post eight,...
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Jenna's Choice scores

on 04/09/2005 2:00 AM
Jenna's Schoice, the winner ofd the Matt's Scooter final at the Meadowlands, is off to a good start in another series, taking the first leg of the Suslow SEries Friday night in 1:51.1. The 3-year-old Janna's Beach Boy gelding took the lead early and jogged home 2 1/2 lengths in front. Jenna's Choice now has four wins in 11 starts this season and earnings of more than $125,000.
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Driver sweeps Fox opening

on 04/08/2005 2:00 AM
Driver David Miller captured both $19,000 Fox Sports Net Series divisions among the four winners he recorded in the first five races of the night Thursday at the Meadowlands. In the opening round of the three-week Fox Sports Net Series, Miller won with Hop Sing in the third race and Shu Hanover in the fifth race. Hop Sing, making his first start since he was claimed for $100,000 March 19 by ...
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Big M qualies Saturday

on 04/08/2005 2:00 AM
Because of a forecast for rain on Friday morning, this week's qualifying races at the Meadowlands have been moved to Saturday morning.
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3 years for Brittingham

on 04/08/2005 2:00 AM
The Delaware Harness Racing Commission has reportedly upheld a 3-year suspension and $5,000 fine against trainer-driver Bret Brittingham for a positive EPO test on his horse Judy's Beach Towel last December. Brittingham reportedly admitted he gave the horse the druge erythropoietin (EPO) in April of 2004, and the horse tested positive eight months later following a win on Dec. 19. Brittingham s...
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Dover Downs director dies

on 04/08/2005 2:00 AM
Melvin Joseph, 83, one of the original founders of Dover Downs, a prominent name in motor sports, and a longtime harness horse owner, died April 6 at his home in Georgetown, Del. Joseph is best know in The First State and in racing as the man who brought motorsport racing to Delaware. The Melvin Joseph Construction Company built Dover Downs' one-mile speedway, which surrounds its five-eighths m...
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Ouellette taken off drives

on 04/08/2005 2:00 AM
Luc Ouellette was taken off his drives Thursday night at Woodbine when he failed to pass a breathalizer test. In a posting on the harnesslist, Greg Reinhart, who maintains a website for Ouellette, explained Ouellette admitted he had a "couple of beers over the noon hour, went for his afternoon nap, got up at four, went to the track and blew over when he got there." Ouellette told Reinhart the s...
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Balmoral averts shutdown

on 04/08/2005 2:00 AM
Balmoral Park has averted a possible shutdown after removing potentially dangerous door latches from buildings that could have trapped persons in a fire. Officials at the track were told Wednesday by the state fire marshal's office that if the latches, which locked doors from the outside on its worker dormitory and barns, weren't removed by Thursday then the attorney general's office would be c...
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Bluegrass winner qualifies

on 04/08/2005 2:00 AM
Green Dot, a winner of a Bluegrass Stakes division for 2-year-old colt trotters at The Red Mile last fall and a Pennsylvania Sire Stakes champion, qualified with a 1:59 win in his 3-year-old debut at The Meadows Friday morning. Dave Palone handled the driving for trainer Steve Bush. Palone got away second behind Paco Spur and Richard Stillings. After settling in, Palone made his move and put G...
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John Campbell turns 50

on 04/08/2005 2:00 AM
The man who holds nearly every driving record in harness racing history and is the sport's all-time leading money winning driver at $227 million turns 50 years old today. For John Campbell, turning 50 is just another milestone to check off during a long and illustrious career. John Campbell will spend this birthday (Friday, April 8) driving 10 races at the Meadowlands, his racing home since 1978. ...
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