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Another world mark

on 04/19/2005 2:00 AM
Two races after Rainbow Blue set the mare world record for a five-eighths mile track at Dover Downs Monday night, Ron Pierce again took the spotlight. Pierce put his foot on the accelerator, driving Maltese Artist to a 1:48.3 all-time world mark. Starting from post one in a field of 10, the Mikey Burke-trained 4-year-old son of Artiscape fashioned fractions of :26.1, :53.3 and 1:21.3 before hit...
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No Muscle in Elitlopp

on 04/19/2005 2:00 AM
The invitation extended to Mr. Muscleman to compete in next month's Elitlopp at Solvalla racetrack in Stockholm, Sweden, has been withdrawn, Solvalla officials have confirmed. The reason for the withdrawal of the invitation is because of the recent suspension of Mr. Muscleman's trainer, Noel Daley. Just last week the New Jersey Racing Commission suspended Daley for six months and fined him as w...
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Daley's suspension delayed

on 04/19/2005 2:00 AM
The New Jersey Racing Commission has issued a ruling that grants a request by trainer Noel Daley to have his 180-day suspension delayed by six days. The suspension for an elevated TCO2 test on one of Daley's horses was supposed to begin April 21, but he was granted an extension of time concerning the start date of his license suspension. Daley's suspension will now commence April 27 and continu...
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Mare showdown on hold

on 04/18/2005 2:00 AM
The much-anticipated showdown between Rainbow Blue and Loyal Opposition will have to wait as Loyal Opposition has been scratched "sick" out of Monday's opening round of the Classic Series at Dover Downs. "My mare came up with a little temperature and we also found a pus pocket in her foot," Loyal Opposition's trainer Erv Miller told The Horseman by cell phone from the Dover Downs paddock early ...
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Classic Series returns

on 04/18/2005 2:00 AM
Fool's Goal surpassed the $3 million mark in career earnings Monday night, capturing the first $60,000 division of the opening round of the Classic Series at Dover Downs. The 10-year-old trotter is the 12th all-time to reach that level in winnings for owners Bruce McEleven and Ron Allen and trainer Jim Doherty. Driven by John Campbell, Fool's Goal rebuffed the first-over bid by Sand Vic and the...
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Horse of the Year in 1:49.4

on 04/18/2005 2:00 AM
Rainbow Blue shattered the world record for 4-year-old pacing mares on a five-eighths mile track, scoring a 1:49.4 victory in the $85,000 Classic Distaff at Dover Downs Monday night. Driven by Ron Pierce, the 2004 Horse of the Year moved past Glowing Report in mid stretch to win drawing away, with Artbitration third. Pierce dropped in third with Rainbow Blue behind Glowing Report (David Miller)...
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Canyon Wind A Breeze

on 04/17/2005 2:00 AM
Canyon Wind battled first-over from the half to the three-quarters and surged to the lead in the stretch to win by 3 1/4 lengths in the $47,500 Open Pace Saturday night at the Meadowlands. The 5-year-old son of Cambest paced the mile in 1:49.1. Live Out Loud finished second and it was 3 1/2 lengths back to JK Royalflush in third. Driven by David Miller and trained by Steve Elliott, Canyon ...
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Foxy Maneuver wires INSS

on 04/17/2005 2:00 AM
Foxy Maneuver went wire to wire, capturing the opening leg of the Indiana Sire Stakes for older horse and gelding pacers in 1:52.4 Saturday night at Hoosier Park. Owner and trainer Don Eash was in the bike as the 6-year-old Armbro Maneuver gelding cut fractions of :26.3, :56.2 and 1:25.3 en route to his 1 1/4-length victory over Mr Showboat and Jay Cross. Rebelman and Brett Miller were third. ...
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Father Foley Series opens

on 04/17/2005 2:00 AM
Holy Guacamolie and Dink Adoo won their respective $20,000 opening round divisions of the Father Foley Trotting Series at the Meadowlands Sunday afternoon. Holy Guacamolie, driven by Ron Pierce and trained by Linda Toscano, held on for a head victory,over Hurri Kane Billy G, trotting the mile in a lifetime-best 1:52.3. Holy Guacamolie, a 5-year-old son of Conway Hall, is owned by Joe and J...
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Gregory wins 2 in return

on 04/17/2005 2:00 AM
Jeff Gregory, making his first appearance since being hurt in a race accident Jan. 14, wasted no time finding the winner's circle Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway. Gregory had a winning drive in his first of seven starts, making it back to the winner's circle with a horse appropriately named Back O Benachie N. Gregory directed the 13-year-old gelding to a 2:05.3 victory over 1 1/16 miles for t...
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Mild upset in series round

on 04/16/2005 2:00 AM
Gryffindor nipped 2-5 favorite Jenna's Choice at the wire to win the $22,500 second round of the Robert J. Suslow at the Meadowlands Friday night in a career-best 1:50.3. Driven by Eric Ledford and trained by Noel Daley, Gryffindor edged Jenna's Choice by a nose. JJ's Gazette was third, 1 1/4 lengths behind. A 3-year-old son of Dragon Again, Gryffindor won for the fourth time in eight starts...
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Regal winner in Youthful

on 04/16/2005 2:00 AM
Stonebridge Regal led wire to wire to win Friday night's $60,600(C) Youthful Series final at Woodbine Racetrack. The 3-year-old son of Artsplace was part of a three-horse Bob McIntosh-trained entry that went off as the overwhelming 1-9 favorites. With Jack Moiseyev in the sulky, Stonebridge Regal clicked off fractions of :25.3, :54.4 and 1:24.2 before crossing the wire in a lifetime-best 1:51.1...
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Burning Point wins at Big M

on 04/16/2005 2:00 AM
Remaining at the Meadowlands while several of her divisional peers headed to Dover Downs for Monday night's opening round of the Classic Series, Burning Point scored a 1:51 victory in Friday night's $30,000 featured winners-over event for fillies and mares. Driven by John Campbell, Burnikng Point defeated runner-up Follow Your Bliss (Jim Morrill Jr.) by 1 1/4 lengths, with Theresa Hall (David M...
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Shu Hanover wins Series leg

on 04/15/2005 2:00 AM
Driver David Miller was able to shoot Shu Hanover up the pylons in deep stretch and cleared in time to post his third straight win in the $19,000 second leg of the Fox Sports Net Series Thursday night at the Meadowlands. Shu Hanover crossed the wire in 1:50.2, finishing a length in front of Whodunit, with pacesetter Casey's Bonanza settling for third. Trained by Ken Rucker, the win was the s...
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Stein in British Poker Open

on 04/15/2005 2:00 AM
Northfield Park-based trainer Craig Stein will be leaving for London, England April 26, where he will play poker against the world's best players in the inaugural British Poker Open. Stein, who has spent most of the past three weeks at home recovering from injuries suffered when he was kicked by a horse he was training, won an on-line poker tournament Sunday, April 10, with first prize an all-expe...
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Slots plan at Bangor

on 04/15/2005 2:00 AM
According to a story in the Portland Press Herald, Penn National Gaming, which operates Bangor Raceway, plans to renovate a well-known restaurant adjacent to the track and install 475 slot machines there. Penn National bought Miller's Restaurant for $3.8 million and plans to open the parlor in November or December. Also, Penn Nation plans to relocate an off-track betting parlor to the grandstand a...
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Cash Hall wins 1:55.2 qua.

on 04/15/2005 2:00 AM
Cash Hall, who finished third in the 2004 Hambletonian to Windsong's Legacy, made his first start of the year Friday morning in a qualifier at Mohawk Racetrack, winning by more than 10 lengths in 1:55.2. Jack Moiseyev drove for trainer Bob McIntosh, who shares ownership in the 4-year-old son of Self Possessed with CSX Stable, Michael Kohler and Cash Hall Stable. Over his career, Cash Hall has w...
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Big M detention for Daley

on 04/15/2005 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands has issued a statement that they have informed trainer Noel Daley that all horses under his care must race out of a detention barn for 180 days beginning April 21. The date coincides with a suspension Daley has received for an elevated TCO2 test on the horse Night Mystery following a win at the Meadowlands in February. "The Meadowlands has had these procedures in effect for TCO2...
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Gregory wins qualie debut

on 04/15/2005 2:00 AM
Driver Jeff Gregory, out of action since breaking his hip in a race accident at Freehold Jan. 14, made a successful return to the sulky Friday morning. Behind Give Me Credit in the first qualifier at the Meadowlands, Gregory directed the 3-year-old gelded son of Credit Winner to a wire-to-wire 2:00 victory. "It was good; no problem," Gregory told The Horseman shortly after his victory. "A lot o...
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Direct Scooter dies

on 04/15/2005 2:00 AM
Top racehorse and stallion Direct Scooter has died at the age of 29 at Walnridge Farm in New Jersey. Over his two years of racing in 1979-80, Direct Scooter won 36 of 60 races, including a mark of 1:54, and earning $800,451. Direct Scooter, a son of Sampson Direct, went on to a stellar stallion career, siring more than 1,600 starters who earned more than $100 million on the racetrack. He sired ...
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