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Hambo Oaks final set

on 07/30/2005 2:00 AM
One race after trainer Jimmy Takter watched his Hambo hopes evaporate with favorite Ken Warkentin making a break, the Swede watched his Hambleonian Oaks favorite Flirtin Miss also go offstride in the second of two elims and fail to earn a spot in next weekend's $750,000 final. Jalopy won that elim, and she will join fellow elim winners Jersey Gal and Flawless Bluestone as the Oaks favorites. Je...
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World record Classic finals

on 07/30/2005 2:00 AM
Four $250,000 Classic Series finals for older horses were contested at the Meadowlands Saturday, and once again it was Peaceful Way who stole the show by posting a victory after appearing to be too far off the front to make up enough ground. Also winning their respective finals were Mr. Muscleman, Burning Point and Boulder Creek. All four finals were contested at a distance of 1 1/16th miles, a...
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Klipspringer wins in 1:57.4

on 07/29/2005 2:00 AM
Two-year-old filly trotters Klipspringer, Miss Wisconsin and Celebrity Sweedie won their respective $20,000 Merrie Annabelle elimination races on Thursday night at the Meadowlands. Klipspringer extended her winning streak to three with a three-quarter-length victory over KD Girl in 1:57.4 in the final division. Swedish-bred USA Hornline, making her pari-mutuel debut and first start over a North...
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Croghan Sweetheart sweep

on 07/29/2005 2:00 AM
Ross Croghan trainees Mythical and Lonesome Day won their respective $20,000 eliminations for the Sweetheart Pace for 2-year-old fillies Thursday night at the Meadowlands. The races were held as non-wagering events before the card with the top five in each returning for the $330,000 final Aug. 5. John Campbell drove the Mentally Stable's Mythical to a three-quarter-length victory over Catch An ...
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NYSS invades Buffalo

on 07/29/2005 2:00 AM
New York Sire Stakes races for the 2-year-old trotting set will invade Buffalo Raceway this Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30, with $262,754 in combined purses. The two days will close out the Sire Stakes season at Buffalo Raceway, which wraps up its 2005 racing schedule the following day, Sunday, July 31. Saturday's program features six divisions of freshmen trotting colts, including the Buf...
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ESPN at Mississippi fair

on 07/29/2005 2:00 AM
ESPN spent Thursday afternoon in Mississippi at the county fair in Philadelphia as part of their "50 States in 50 Days" travels for SportsCenter. The segment include coverage of the races, interviews with some of the drivers, and a piece with SportsCenter anchor Linda Cohn riding in the starting car.
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Campbell gets Mr Dream OM

on 07/29/2005 2:00 AM
Although he is coming off a career-best 1:54.2 victory in an Open Trot July 15 at the Meadowlands, Mr. Dream OM has been transferred on the eve of Saturday's Hambletonian eliminations from the barn of trainer Remi Jensen to Jim Campbell's stable based at White Birch Farm. Owned by Dr. William Solomon and Paul Emposimato's Emposimato Stable, Mr. Dream OM finished his freshman campaign under the ...
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Impressive freshman wins

on 07/29/2005 2:00 AM
Westerm Ace and Pujols each paced to impressive victories in their respective Woodrow Wilson eliminations for freshman colt and gelding pacers Friday night at the Meadowlands. Western Ace held off his rivals down the stretch to post a 1:53 victory while Pujols drew clear from his competition to score in 1:53.3. With driver Ron Pierce, Western Ace had the lead turning into the stretch and then h...
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Cabrini, Kate in Shalee elims

on 07/29/2005 2:00 AM
Despite being parked the entire mile and avoiding road trouble down the backstretch, 3-year-old filly pacer Cabrini Hanover captured her Mistletoe Shalee elimination, while Just Wait Kate cruised to a victory in her division. Brian Sears never found a spot on the rail for the Jimmy Takter-trained Cabrini Hanover, and had to avoid a breaking horse heading down the backstretch. She still proved b...
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Rockingham drivers released

on 07/29/2005 2:00 AM
Richard Pugliese and Jonathan Roberts, who were both injured in a multi-horse and driver spill at Rockingham Park on Wednesday, have been released from the hospital but will be out of action indefinitely. Although no information was released from Holy Family Hospital in Methuen Ma., were the drivers were transported to by ambulance following the 10th race, or by first aid personnel at the trac...
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A perfect record in NYSS

on 07/28/2005 2:00 AM
Perfectly Sealed closed up her bid for the 3-year-old pacing filly division leader when she won her third leg of the New York Sire Stakes at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway on Wednesday night, July 27. The filly is now undefeated in the Sire Stakes this year and with two legs remaining, she has cemented herself a position on the Night of Champions at Saratoga on Sept. 17. Perfectly Sealed used a po...
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Ann Beissinger dies

on 07/28/2005 2:00 AM
Ann Beissinger, the former wife of Hall of Fame horseman Howard Beissinger, died July 2 in Saluda, S.C. She was 72. Mrs. Beissinger owned and bred several trotting stars over the years, including 1971 Hambletonian winner Speedy Crown and 1978 Hambletonian winner Speedy Somolli. Mrs. Beissinger also bred and owned 1988 Hambletonian starter Defiant One as well as Defiant Yankee, one of the leadin...
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Gray Gladiator's sis debuts

on 07/28/2005 2:00 AM
Preference, the 2-year-old younger sister of the millionaire "Gray Gladiator" Admiral's Express, finished second by a nose in her career debut at the Holland, Mich., fairgrounds Thursday afternoon. With trainer-driver Brad Kramer, Preference sat a two-hole trip and just missed catching the winning Over And Art and driver Charles Taylor by the slimmest of margins in 2:06 in a $1,308.33 Michigan ...
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Woodbine Live! unveiled

on 07/28/2005 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) unveiled plans Thursday for a $350 million entertainment district to be built on 25 acres at Woodbine Racetrack. The "Woodbine Live!" district will be built to the west of the Thoroughbred walking ring and will include a hotel with a pool and rooftop deck with betting windows that overlook the racetrack. In announcing the plans at a press conference, WEG CEO D...
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Governor's Day winners

on 07/28/2005 2:00 AM
Mako Sica captured the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund Race for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers Thursday afternoon, one of four $100,000 stakes events on the annual Governor's Day card at Harrington Raceway during the Delaware State Fair. With George Brennan driving, Mako Sika came up the passing lane to win in 1:55 over Wireless Hanover and pacesetter Valerin K. Trained by Ervin Miller ...
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Hanover winners at Balmoral

on 07/27/2005 2:00 AM
Muscle Chips captured the $51,000 Hanover Stake for 2-year-old trotting fillies Tuesday night at Balmoral Park in 2:00.1 with trainer Charlie Norris in the sulky. The daughter of Muscles Yankee scored in her first career start by nearly four lengths for owners Carrie Norris and Neal Goldman. Lantern's Joy, part of a three-horse entry by trainer Ivan Sugg, finished second with Duke Sugg in the b...
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Classic finals on tap

on 07/27/2005 2:00 AM
Saturday's late afternoon card at the Meadowlands will also feature four $250,000 Classic Series finals for older horses and mares of both gaits. Each of the four races on the July 30 program will go at a distance of 1 1/16 miles. Mr. Muscleman, who has dominated the older trotting division this year, drew post two in the eight-horse Trotting Classic, and will be teamed with driver Ron Pierce. ...
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Poulin admits doping role

on 07/27/2005 2:00 AM
The New York Daily News is reporting in Wednesday's newspaper that harness driver Rene Poulin has admitted to the FBI his role in a doping scandal at Aqueduct Thoroughbred track in New York in 2003. Poulin, whose racing license has been suspended since the allegations came to light, admitted he helped trainer Gregory Martin milkshake horses for five months. Poulin, Martin and alleged gambler ...
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Walnut Hall Ltd. sale date

on 07/27/2005 2:00 AM
Walnut Hall Ltd. will sell its entire consignment of 90 yearlings on Wednesday evening, Sept. 28, at Tattersalls. A 10 percent cash rebate will be paid to all buyers of yearlings selling for $50,000 and up. Walnut Hall Ltd. had previously arranged to sell its consignment at the new Lexington Selected Yearling Sale at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington this fall.
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Haughton Trot elims held

on 07/27/2005 2:00 AM
Blue Mac Lad (1:58.2) and Keystone Savage (1:59.2) were the winners of two Peter Haughton Memorial Trot eliminations at the Meadowlands Wednesday night. Blue Mac Lad, a son of the top trotters Muscles Yankee and Vernon Blue Chip bred by Perretti Farms, made a powerful move to take the lead down the backstretch and cruised home to a 2 3/4-length score over Ira K. Trond Smedshammer trains th...
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