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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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Colt trotter upsets in NJSS

on 07/21/2005 2:00 AM
Despite having to avoid breaking horses, Killer Whale rallied late to win Wednesday night's $175,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes final for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters. Driven by John Campbell, Killer Whale rewarded his backers at odds of 9-1 as he won for the first time in three career starts. A son of Malabar Man, Killer Whale was timed in 1:57.2 as he defeated Global Glide by three-quarte...
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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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