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Triple Crown grand marshals

on 07/07/2005 2:00 AM
Trainer-driver Trond Smedshammer and owners Ted Gewertz and Patricia Spinelli, have been named as grand marshals for the third annual Hambletonian Parade which will take place in Rutherford, N.J., Saturday, July 30, the day of this year's Hambletonian eliminations. The trio are the connections behind 2004 Triple Crown champion trotter Windsong's Legacy. That trotter was the first to sweep the T...
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Commingling a success

on 07/07/2005 2:00 AM
The first night of commingled pools between Canada and Northfield Park was a success, according to Northfield Park simulcast director Dave Bianconi. More than $153,000 was wagered in Canada on Wednesday night's race at the Cleveland track. "Before it was zero because they weren't even taking us on Wednesday nights," Bianconi pointed out to harnessracing.com. "And I think this will grow. It's on...
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Big M moves qualifiers

on 07/07/2005 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands has moved its Friday, July 8, qualifying races to Saturday, July 9, due to a flood watch alert and the forecast of heavy rains on Friday. The qualifiers will now take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, as will the scheduled baby races.
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Rocknroll tops field of 19

on 07/06/2005 2:00 AM
North America Cup winner Rocknroll Hanover heads a field of 19 three-year-old colt and gelding pacers who have been entered in the Meadowlands Pace. Two $50,000 eliminations Saturday, July 9, will reduce the field to 10 for the $1 million final July 16. The nine-horse first elimination, from the rail out, includes: P Forty Seven Allamerican Inca Speed Demon George At Bigs Four...
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Three elims for Dancer

on 07/06/2005 2:00 AM
Three eliminations have been scheduled for Friday, July 8, to determine the final field for the $350,000 Stanley Dancer 3-Year-Old Trot, which will be raced at the Meadowlands on Friday, July 15. The companion $350,000 Delvin Miller Memorial for 3-year-old filly trotters also will have three eliminations this coming Friday. Both races are final preps for the Hambletonian and Hambletonian Oaks, res...
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Indiana Sire Stakes winners

on 07/06/2005 2:00 AM
Four divisions of freshman colt and gelding pacers faced off Tuesday, July 5, at Indiana Downs in the first round of Indiana Sire Stakes action. The fields for each $8,000 split were evenly matched, with the winners posting similar win times. Nowthat'saplanman, a colt by The Wrath Of Pan, wired the field in the first division to win in 1:56.1. Trained by Andrew Conkright and driven by Joe Putna...
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Don Kewley dies

on 07/05/2005 2:00 AM
Don Kewley, who worked 48 consecutive Harrisburg sales, died Saturday (July 2) of an aneurysm. He was 72. Mr Kewley was the longest serving employee of Standardbred Horse Sales Company. He began under the regime of Bowman Brown Sr., then progressed to Bowman Brown Jr., Paul E. Spears, Russell C. Williams and Dr. Paul(Pete) F. Spears. In addition to working the sales at Harrisburg, Mr. Kewley...
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Titan Cup to Mr. Muscleman

on 07/02/2005 2:00 AM
Mr. Muscleman flexed his power once again when he cruised to a 1:51.3 stakes-equaling victory in the $254,800 Titan Cup final Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Ron Pierce--within 24 hours of being a Hall of Famer--eased Mr. Muscleman away at the start as Muscles Marinara took the early lead. Hellava Hush and then Sand Vic took turns on the front. Pierce moved Mr. Muscleman going to the halfway...
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Invitro smells the Roses

on 07/02/2005 2:00 AM
Invitro took advantage of her pocket trip behind the pacesetting Burning Point and paced by that rival for a 1:50.3 victory in the $364,000(C) Roses Are Red at Mohawk Racetrack Saturday night. "She's got heart and desire," said winning driver Paul MacDonell of Invitro, a career $1.4 million earner who has banked over $214,000 this year. "She doesn't have the stature to overpower anybody. She's ...
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Peaceful Way prevails

on 07/02/2005 2:00 AM
The top Canadian trotting mare Peaceful Way is still on top of her game, as she demonstrated by a 1:52.1 score in the $360,750 Armbro Flight Stakes Saturday night at Mohawk. Peaceful Way defeated Mystical Sunshine and Windylane Hanover while Housethatruthbuilt finished third off of a second-over trip. Peaceful Way is undefeated in four starts this season. Her 1:52.1 clocking in the Armbro Fl...
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Haughton elims held

on 07/02/2005 2:00 AM
Eliminations for the W.R. Haughton Memorial were held at the Meadowlands Saturday night and the unexpected winners were Dr. No (1:49) and Quality Western (1:50.1). Dr. No rallied from sixth after sizzling first-half fractions of :26 and :52.2. Ponder advanced from eighth to second while Timesareachanging was third.The final two to advance from the elim were Boulder Creek and Eaton Road Kill. ...
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2YO stakes record

on 07/01/2005 2:00 AM
He's Personal, a son of Badlands Hanover, set a stakes record of 1:52.2 in his racing debut in a $56,854 division of the Goshen Cup at the Meadowlands Thursday night. Driven by George Brennan and trained by Wayne Whitson, He's Personal scored a half-length victory over Total Truth. He lowered the stakes mark of 1:53 shared by Tyberwood and Explosive Ride. He's Personal races for Lester Allen...
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2YO trotting colt in 1:57.1

on 07/01/2005 2:00 AM
Frank The Hands, a son of Credit Winner, got up in the final strides to catch Maximus Lindy for a neck victory in 1:57.1 in the $115,407 Harriman Cup for 2-year-old trotting colts Thursday night at the Meadowlands. "It was a good trip," said Jim Morrill Jr., who piloted Frank The Hands to victory in his first career start. "I positioned him early by following the right horse (Maximus Lindy). ...
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Waples wins 4,000th race

on 07/01/2005 2:00 AM
Randy Waples drove his 4,000th career winner Thursday night at Mohawk Racetrack, reaching the milestone number with the 9-year-old pacing mare Makeba in 1:53.2. Waples, 39, a two-time O'Brien Award winner as Canada's Driver of the Year, has career earnings of more than $52 million. "I grew up around this area and the crowd is a lot closer to you (than at Woodbine)," Waples said afterward. "It ...
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PASS freshman winners

on 07/01/2005 2:00 AM
Keystone Carla, Flamingo Bingo and Up Front Hotsey won their respective divisions of the $115,683 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 2-year-old filly trotters Thursday night at The Meadows. Keystone Carla led from start to finish in 2:02.4 over a "sloppy" track for trainer-driver Joe Offutt, who also shares ownership in the Lindy Lane filly with Maria Lewis. She scored by more than five lengths in wi...
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Chevie Duramax moves on

on 07/01/2005 2:00 AM
Now 4 years old but still holding the world record for 2-year-old pacing geldings on both mile and half-mile tracks at 1:50.3 and 1:53.1, respectively, Chevie Duramax has been retired and has a new owner arranged through New Vocations, a Standardbred adoption program. Owned by Lloyd Arnold and trained by Mike Arnold, Chevie never fully recovered from a broken sesamoid he suffered while turned ...
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Chicago tracks to commingle

on 07/01/2005 2:00 AM
Balmoral Park and Maywood Park will become the first U.S. racetracks to commingle wagering pools with Canadian wagering facilities. Prior regulations precluded bettors in Canada from wagering into U.S. pools so separate pools were needed. This will no longer be the case as a bettor at Woodbine Racetrack now wagering on Balmoral Park, will have his or her monies added into one single pool. "T...
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Star-studded Big M qualies

on 07/01/2005 2:00 AM
North America Cup runner-up Stonebridge Regal won a star-studded qualifier at the Meadowlands Friday morning, pacing his mile in 1:50.3 for driver Jack Moiseyev to defeat You Tell Gordy and Berry's Creek winner Four Starz Sisco. Interestingly, fourth-place finisher Pat's All Star is back in to go Saturday afternoon at Goshen, drawing the rail in a Landmark division that is slated as the seventh...
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Purses could drop at HoP

on 07/01/2005 2:00 AM
Effective today all Indiana residents that place wagers via Television Games Network (TVG) can no longer utilize the service, and the loss of handle could cause a drop in wagering on Hoosier Park, and thus a decrease in purses. TVG company has opted to close all Indiana-based accounts as a result of legislation that became law Friday, July 1. According to John Hindman, TVG Vice President of Com...
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New Rocknroll owner

on 07/01/2005 2:00 AM
Perretti Farms has announced that it has purchased an interest in North America Cup champ Rocknroll Hanover p, 1:49.4, and the 3-year-old colt will stand at stud at the New Jersey farm in 2006. Rocknroll Hanover has career earnings of $1.4 million and is undefeated in five starts this season. He was a $190,000 yearling purchase by Jeffrey Snyder, who has thus far campaigned the colt in partners...
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