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Accident at Rockingham

on 07/27/2005 2:00 AM
Drivers Jonathan Roberts and Richard Pugliese were transported by ambulance to a local hospital following a spill involving several horses and drivers in the 10th race at Rockingham Park Wednesday. Both Pugliese and Roberts were treated at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, Ma., after being evaluated on the track by on-site medical professionals. Six fire rescue vehicles and one police car from t...
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Two elims for trotting classic

on 07/26/2005 2:00 AM
Stanley Dancer Trot winner Classic Photo has drawn post nine in the first of two eliminations Saturday, July 30, for the $1.5 million Hambletonian, while defending divisional champ Ken Warkentin landed the five post in the second elim. With 17 sophomore colt and gelding trotters entered, two eliminations were needed in the special 5 p.m. post-time card at the Meadowlands. Here are the elims, in...
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Rocknroll still Jug fave

on 07/26/2005 2:00 AM
This year's North America Cup and Meadowlands Pace winner Rocknroll Hanover has been installed a strong 9-5 favorite in the second of three future wagering pools for the 2005 Little Brown Jug in September. Village Jolt and Stonebridge Regal, who finished second and third in the Meadowlands Pace, respectively, are at odds of 8-1--as was the mutuel field. P-Forty Seven (10-1), Leading X Ample (14...
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27 to go in Hambo Oaks

on 07/26/2005 2:00 AM
Twenty-seven 3-year-old filly trotters have been entered for this year's Hambletonian Oaks at the Meadowlands, necessitating three eliminations this Saturday for the $750,000 final Aug. 6. Here are the three Oaks elims, in post position order: 1st elim 1-Flirtin Miss 2-Feelin Fiesty 3-Twin B Senorita 4-Dodger Blues 5-Jalopy 6-The Great Pacific 7-Reinvent 8-Ladymatic 9-Coulantine ...
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Is he Hambo bound?

on 07/23/2005 2:00 AM
Vivid Photo reeled off another comfortable victory, this time a 1:55.4 effort at Scioto Downs in a Tompkins-Geers division. Trainer-driver-owner Roger Hammer hasa indicated he might enter the colt in the Hambletonian, and his five-length, wire-to-wire win from post seven at Scioto was certainly no challenge for the 3-yeaer-old gelded son of SJ's Photo. Vivid Photo now has eight wins in 10 start...
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Big win by Dragon colt

on 07/23/2005 2:00 AM
Born Again Dragon showed the most speed of all the 2-year-old pacing colts competing in Tompkins-Geers action at Scioto Downs Friday night, cruising to a 1:54.2 victory by 9 3/4 lengths for trianer Virgil Morgan. Owned by Daniel Miller and Dino Locastro, Born Again Drago, a colt from the first crop of Dragon Again, picked up his first career win in three starts. Other 2-year-old pacing colt...
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Peaceful Way trots 1:51.4

on 07/23/2005 2:00 AM
Peaceful Way appeared to be out of the race in terms of a victory in the final leg of the Classic Series, but then the mare flew through the stretch, picking up 4 1/4 lengths to score by a head over Housethatruthbuilt in 1:51.4. "She's got pacing-horse speed, but I didn't know if I had too far to come," said Trevor Ritchie of his journey with Peaceful Way, who was gapped early in the race. H...
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Burning Point turns tables

on 07/23/2005 2:00 AM
After being nipped at the wire in two previous matches with Carolina Sunshine, Burning Point prevailed in the last leg of the Classic Series Saturday night at the Meadowlands, scoring in 1:50.3. Carolina Sunshine took the early lead in the race, then driver Ron Pierce sent Burning Point up to take command en route to the :55.1 half. That brush only took a :28.1 quarter and Burning Point was str...
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Nine wins for Mr. Muscleman

on 07/23/2005 2:00 AM
Mr. Muscleman was roughed up by Cash Hall for about a quarter of a mile, but he still managed to hold off the late rush of Sand Vic to win the final Classic leg in 1:51.4 Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Hez Striking was the leader at the first-quarter marker, then regular driver Ron Pierce put Mr. Muscleman in gear, in search of the lead. They cleared to the front before the :55.2 half was p...
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Yes, Dr. No wins again

on 07/23/2005 2:00 AM
Dr. No reeled off his fourth straight victory at the Meadowlands, this one clocked in 1:49 in the last leg of the $85,000 Classic Series. Dr. No, bet down to 3-5, brushed to the front before the first quarter in :26.1, then yielded to Ponder down the backstretch. Driver Cat Manzi was content to sit in the two hole with Dr. No, then tipped his horse to the outside in the stretch. Dr. Not breezed...
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Lou Annie an ideal angel

on 07/22/2005 2:00 AM
Lou Annie captured the $17,500 Ideal Angel Stake for Illinois-bred pacing mares in 1:54.1 Thursday night at Maywood Park. Lou Annie had been sidelined since early May for her owner and trainer Jim Rowney. "This mare was really strong tonight considering that she's been off for such a long time," driver Tim Tetrick noted. "It takes her a moment to get into gear because she's such a big strid...
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Banker Hall filly scores

on 07/22/2005 2:00 AM
Klipspringer, a half sister to New Jersey Sire Stakes winner Ivy Swinger and New York Sire Stakes winner Congo Belle, captured the $175,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes final for 2-year-old filly trotters Thursday night at the Meadowlands. Klipspringer was driven by David Miller to the 1:57.3 victory, defeating Wherley by 1 ¼ lengths with Color Schemes third. It was the daughter of Banker Hall-Jun...
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Teague sweep in Niatross

on 07/22/2005 2:00 AM
George Teague Jr.-trained horses swept both $67,450 divisions of the Niatross for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings Thursday night at the Meadowlands, as Western Ace captured the first split and Total Truth emerged victorious in the second. Western Ace was driven by Ron Pierce to the 1:52.3 victory, holding off a late bid by Artstanding by 2 ¾ lengths. The win was a reversal of the finish...
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Tompkins-Geers at Scioto

on 07/22/2005 2:00 AM
Driver Brett Miller hit the Tompkins-Geers trifecta Thursday night at Scioto Downs, capturing all three divisions for 2-year-old pacing fillies. Miller directed Judge Sadie, Pest From The West and Rosa Villa to the winner's circle. Judge Sadie, a daughter of On The Attack, was a winner in a national season's best 1:54.2 in her $22,100 split to remain perfect in four starts. After winning her th...
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$500G yearling wins debut

on 07/22/2005 2:00 AM
Two years after earning the distinction of being the highest-priced yearling trotting filly ever sold at auction at a price of $500,000, Courtney Hall made her racing debut Thursday night at Mohawk - and made it a winning one in 1:58. The 3-year-old daughter of Garland Lobell-Canne Angus is a full sister to 2002 Three-Year-Old Trotting Filly of the Year Cameron Hall 1:53.4 ($1,816,236) and Canl...
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Dickerson named president

on 07/22/2005 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Breeders Association of Pennsylvania has announced that W. Logan Dickerson has been elected president of the organization at a meeting of the board on July 20 Hanover Shoe Farms. Dickerson succeeds Max J. Hempt of Hempt Farms. Dickerson owns and operates Lindwood Farm near Greensburg, Pa. Established in 1978, Lindwood Farm stands the Standardbred stallions SJ's Photo, American ...
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Southfork qualifies in 1:54.4

on 07/22/2005 2:00 AM
Southfork, a Hambletonian eligible who switched from trotting to pacing in an overnight event against Ken Warkentin last Saturday night, won a qualifier in 1:54.4 at the Meadowlands Friday morning. Southfork, a 3-year-old colt, was disqualified from second to last for his miscue against Ken Warkentin. But he was on his game Friday morning in qualifying action as driver Ron Pierce had him at the...
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Hambo eligibles compete

on 07/22/2005 2:00 AM
An overnight race to prep colts eligible to the Hambletonian ended up being a romp for the non Hambo-eligible Great George Two, who scored in 1:54.1. Hambo eligibles Worship and Victory Photo finished second and third, respectively. Diesel Don, four-time Hambletonian winner Chuck Sylvester's hope, broke stride well before the start and was never in contention. New York Yank, a New Jersey Sire S...
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Another Cabrini win

on 07/22/2005 2:00 AM
Cabrini Hanover, who suffered from heart problems last season, has finally found her stride this year as she won an $81,560 division of the Tarport Hap in 1:51.4, giving her two straight wins. The 4-5 betting choice Belovedangel was making a move up the backstretch when she broke stride and fell far back. Brian Sears drove Cabrini Hanover to the victory for trainer Jimmy Takter. She had started...
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Post 10 doesn't stop Kate

on 07/22/2005 2:00 AM
Just Wait Kate wasn't about to be stopped by post position 10 at the Meadowlands. The 3-year-old sister to million-dollar winner Kikikatie rolled to a commanding 1:50.4 victory in her $80,560 Tarport Hap division Friday night. Trained by Travis Alexander and owned by Arlene and Jules Siegel, Just Wait Kate was settled at the rail by driver Ron Pierce in the first turn, then was moved thiree-wid...
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