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Countess Adios splits held

on 07/21/2005 2:00 AM
A pair of $67,950 Countess Adios divisions for 2-year-old filly pacers were held at the Meadowlands Wednesday night, with July Hot Mindale and Xhilaration emerging victorious. Brian Sears was behind July Hot Mindale as she first had to avoid a breaking 3-5 favorite Mattios down the backstretch before rallying late to win by a length over Darlin's Delight in 1:53.4. A daughter of Jenna's Beach B...
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2CT at Saratoga for NYSS

on 07/21/2005 2:00 AM
The two fastest 2-year-old colt trotters in North America this year will both be at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway Thursday night for the first leg of the New York Sire Stakes. The two will compete in two separate splits of seven divisions of the stakes stakes which will dole out total purses of $188,914. Both speedy colts are by New York's second-crop sire, Credit Winner, and trained and driven ...
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Pujols lowers mark to 1:52.2

on 07/21/2005 2:00 AM
Two-year-old colt pacer Pujols, named for St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols, lowered his own Hawthorne Racecourse track record Wednesday night to 1:52.2 with a victory in a $5,200 conditioned event. With trainer-driver Tom Harmer, Pujols was sent to the lead just past the quarter and led the rest of the route to best his previous mark by 1 1/5 seconds. The time equaled the national seas...
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Favorites fall in ISS

on 07/21/2005 2:00 AM
There were upsets galore in the second leg of Indiana Sire Stakes action for freshman filly pacers Wednesday, July 20 at Indiana Downs. Five divisions were held, with the favorites in each suffering defeat. In the first $8,000 division ABC Glory and trainer Joe Putnam paced home in :28.3 to beat favorite Deputy DJ to the wire by nearly two lengths. Larry Miller owns the ABC Garland filly, which...
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New Jug party for charity

on 07/21/2005 2:00 AM
The Little Brown Brown Society and the Delaware County Fair will host a private Pre-Jug party after the races on Wednesday, Sept. 21. The party, by invitation only, has been held in past years on Tuesday but is being moved to Wednesday to accommodate more owners, trainers and drivers, said Phil Terry, marketing director for the Little Brown Jug. "Traditionally the cocktail party has been held...
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Mark set in NYSS 2FT

on 07/21/2005 2:00 AM
Sappho Blue Chip became the latest track record breaker sent out by the Ray Schnittker Stable this year when she charged to a 2:01 victory in her New York Sire Stakes division at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway on Wednesday night. The Credit Winner filly erased the 2:01.3 mark set by Amanda Rae in 1986. Sappho Blue Chip, already sporting a 2:00.1 qualifying mark, was made the prohibitive 2-5 favori...
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Chi. speedster headed east

on 07/21/2005 2:00 AM
Young slugger Pujols is headed to New Jersey. Not Albert Pujols, the young slugger for the St. Louis Cardinals, but Pujols, the 2-year-old colt pacer who is now headed for the $400,000 Woodrow Wilson at the Meadowlands. Some may say the Wilson start might be ambitious for a colt who has made just four starts, all with purses of less than $6,000. But Illinois-based trainer Tom Harmer said he bel...
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Now no Nat Ray for the Way

on 07/21/2005 2:00 AM
Last week trainer and co-owner Dave Tingley told harnessracing.com that he hoped his 4-year-old trotting mare Peaceful Way would receive an invitation to the Nat Ray where she would take on male competition such as Mr. Muscleman. A few days later, on the eve of Peaceful Way's July 23 start at the Meadowlands in the third leg of the Classic Series, Tingley has told the Meadowlands' publicity depart...
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CC Stacy wins Am-Nat

on 07/20/2005 2:00 AM
CC Stacy romped to her second consecutive win for driver Tony Morgan in American-National competition Tuesday night at Balmoral Park. This time her 1:52.4 clocking came in the $90,000 final for 2-year-old pacing fillies. The daughter of Matt's Scooter is conditioned by Robert Harmon for owner Chuck Campbell and now has a pair of wins, two seconds and one third in six career starts. The tim...
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3rd round for older horses

on 07/19/2005 2:00 AM
The Classic Series (TCS) rolls into the Meadowlands on Saturday, July 23, for the third and last preliminary leg of the 2005 edition. Each of the four groups of TCS will go as a single division, providing several interesting match-ups. The Pacing Classic fields 11 led by the razor-sharp Dr. No, recent winner of the Haughton Memorial. Canadian Pacing Derby champ Ponder and Maltese Artist, winner...
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Rest for Stonebridge Regal

on 07/18/2005 2:00 AM
After finishing a game third to "R&R" in the $1 million Meadowlands Pace last Saturday night, it's time for a little "R&R" for Stonebridge Regal as trainer Bob McIntosh said Monday that following the sophomore colt's effort behind the winning Rocknroll Hanover, he was giving his charge a short vacation and will not start him until the Jug Preview at Scioto Downs Sept. 10. "He came out of the ra...
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Am-Nat 2CP elims

on 07/17/2005 2:00 AM
Nifty Fellow and Winslow Gambler led the way into next Saturday's $90,000 American-National 2-year-old colt pace final when they won their respective eliminations Saturday night at Balmoral Park. Nifty Fellow, recent winner of the Hanover Colt Stakes, came late--he was 10 lengths off the pacesetter at the half--to win his elimination in 1:53.3 for driver Brent Holland. Jate Daniels (Mark O'Mara...
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Three OSS wins for Sadie

on 07/17/2005 2:00 AM
Judge Sadie, a 2-year-old filly by On The Attack, turned in her third straight victory in Ohio Sire Stakes competition, scoring by a whopping 11 lengths in 1:56.3 Saturday night at Northfield Park. Judge Sadie, trained by Mike Medors and driven by Brett Miller, controlled the race after starting from post five. The time for the mile was a new lifetime best for Judge Sadie. Another filly with...
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Vivid Photo Hambo-bound

on 07/16/2005 2:00 AM
Pennsylvania-based horseman Roger Hammer is heading to the Hambletonian with Vivid Photo and the son of SJ's Photo captured a division of the Maryland Standardbred Race Fund at Rosecroft Friday night in 1:56.2. Vivid Photo was three lengths in front of runner-up Yankee Slugfest under the wire as he won for the seventh time this year. Hammer shares ownership with Todd Schadel. Hammer has been po...
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2CP Reynolds at Pocono

on 07/16/2005 2:00 AM
He's Personal won his second straight pari-mutuel race and fourth straight overall in capturing the fastest of six Reynolds divisions for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers at Pocono Downs Friday night. With Brad Hanners driving, He's Personal scored in 1:54.1. Owned by Lester Walls and Jack Upchurch and trained by Wayne Whitson Jr., He's Personal is a gelded son of Badlands Hanover. He finishe...
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Ken Warkentin in 1:52.3

on 07/16/2005 2:00 AM
Ken Warkentin overcame post 10 and a 3-week layoff to win a 3-year-old Open at the Meadowlands Friday night in a career-best 1:52.3, the second fastest trotting mile of the season by a member of his division and an effort that solidifies his status as a Hambletonian favorite. Scratched out of last week's Stanley Dancer elims by trainer Jimmy Takter when the track came up "sloppy," Ken Warkentin...
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Dave Magee, Oosting hurt

on 07/16/2005 2:00 AM
Drivers Dave Magee and Mike Oosting were reportedly hurt in a race accident during the fifth race at Hawthorne Racecourse Friday night. A track press release stated the two horsemen were transported to a nearby hospital but no further information was given on their condition.
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Judges make late ruling

on 07/16/2005 2:00 AM
After making the 10th race at the Meadowlands official, the contest which Ken Warkentin won, the stewards ruled that runner-up Southfork had switched to the pace in deep stretch and the colt was placed last. The track's official order of finish was Ken Warkentin, Southfork and Gettindownanddirty, and the 10-8 exacta and 10-8-3 trifecta combinations were paid. Rules state that a horse must be on...
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Drivers taken to hospital

on 07/16/2005 2:00 AM
Following a horrible accident in Friday's fifth race at Hawthorne, drivers Dave Magee and Michael Oosting were taken to Loyola Medical Center. Oosting was unconscious for several minutes after being thrown to the ground when his horse went down as he tried to avoid a breaking horse. Both he and Magee were conscious and alert upon arrival at the emergency room, and it was reported that both wer...
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Rocknroll Hanover wins

on 07/16/2005 2:00 AM
Rocknroll Hanover, the 3-5 betting favorite, took control of the $1 million Meadowlands Pace just past the first quarter and then repelled a challenge from Stonebridge Regal to win in a stakes record time of 1:48.3 Saturday night. Brian Sears drove Rocknroll Hanover and said he had no intention of yielding to anyone, including Stonebridge Rega. "I didn't have any thought of that," he said. ...
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