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Upsets in Derby elims

on 06/18/2005 2:00 AM
Longshots Holborn Hanover and Tigerama pulled upsets in the two eliminations for the Canadian Pacing Derby Saturday night at Woodbine. In the first elimination, driver John Campbell pulled 8-1 Holborn Hanover at the half and stalked the favorite Maltese Artist and Ron Pierce deep into the stretch before pulling ahead for the 1:50.3 victory. Sparkler and Chris Christoforeou were third. In t...
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Colt pacers in NJSS

on 06/18/2005 2:00 AM
Theredandpanlines set a lifetime mark of 1:50.3 and Jo Pa's Shark took command early and scored in 1:52.1 as two divisions of the third leg of the New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers were raced at the Meadowlands Saturday night. Theredandpanlines, a son of Artsplace bred and owned by the Peter Pan Stables and driven by Yannick Gingras, scored his third win of the seaso...
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Goodtimes for Classic Photo

on 06/18/2005 2:00 AM
Classic Photo and Ron Pierce won a stretch battle with Ro Lo and David Miller and captured the $342,100 ( C ) Goodtimes Stakes final at Woodbine Saturday night in 1:53.1 after the favored Great George Two went on a break behind the starting gate and was not a factor in the race. Classic Photo sat third after Ro Lo grabbed the lead following an opening panel in :27 by Brancaleone. Pierce tipped ...
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Blur is an Elegantimage

on 06/18/2005 2:00 AM
Last year trainer Trond Smedshammer captured the Goodtimes final with Windsong's Legacy and introduced the harness world to its future trotting Triple Crown winner. Smedshammer was back at Woodbine Saturday night, this time capturing the $565,600 ( C ) Elegantimage Stakes final with Blur in 1:55.4. From post four Smedshammer raced the 3-year-old Muscles Yankee filly first-over into the first tu...
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PASS at The Meadows

on 06/17/2005 2:00 AM
Rosebud Sioux turned in the fastest mile of five Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 3-year-old filly trotters at The Meadows Thursday night, winning wire to wire in 1:57.3 by 5 3/4 lengths for driver Brian Zendt. The American Winner lass scored her first victory of the season in four starts for trainer Walter Dunn and the Dunn Stable. Coulantine, last year's Pennsylvania Sire Stakes final winner, and...
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Yonkers to close June 25

on 06/17/2005 2:00 AM
The New York State Racing and Wagering Board approved a request from Yonkers Raceway Thursday to cease live harness racing after its card on June 25 to begin construction for its new VLT facility. New York Sire Stakes races and the Night of Champions that were scheduled at Yonkers will be relocated, however, an effort will be made to keep the original dates unchanged. A new schedule for these e...
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Burning Point top Lady

on 06/17/2005 2:00 AM
Burning Point burned up the Meadowlands racetrack with an opening panel in :25.4 from post position eight, relinquished the lead to Carolina Sunshine, then battled back for a 1:50.1 victory by a head over Carolina Sunshine in the $215,000 Lady Liberty final Friday night. Driven by George Brennan for the first time in more than a year, Burning Point let Brian Sears and Carolina Sunshine take the...
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Ideal News rolls

on 06/17/2005 2:00 AM
Ideal News rolled to her seventh victory in nine starts this year, capturing a $36,650 division of the New Jersey Sire Stakes for driver avid Miller in 1:52.2 Friday at the Meadowlands. In a second division of the Sire Stakes, Felicia Scott scored a neck victory for driver George Brennan over the pacesetting Dream Are Great in 1:52. In her first start since winning the $200,000 Miss New Jersey ...
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Tendon injury shelves HOY

on 06/16/2005 2:00 AM
Unlucky 13 has struck again for Rainbow Blue as the 2004 Harness Horse of the Year has suffered a tendon injury and will likely miss the rest of the year. Rainbow Blue suffered her only defeat of 2004 while trying for her 13th straight victory of the year in the Mistletoe Shalee last August at the Meadowlands, and she would have been aiming for her 13th consecutive victory in Friday night's $215,0...
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NJSS soph filly winners

on 06/16/2005 2:00 AM
Flawless Bluestone and Ticket To Glide captured their respective divisions of New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old filly trotters at the Meadowlands Wednesday night. Flawless Bluestone and driver David Miller scored a one-length victory over longshot Jalopy in a career-best 1:56 in the $32,650 first division. Her Culese finished nearly three lengths back in third. The win was the first of t...
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Daley's charges dropped

on 06/16/2005 2:00 AM
Trainer Noel Daley has reportedly been granted a conditional discharge in relation to being charged with possession of hypodermic needles and syringes and had charges of possession of prescription drugs without a prescription dismissed without prejudice on Wednesday in Chesterfield Township Municipal Court in New Jersey. The conditional discharge procedure allows defendants charged with certain...
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Pocono mark for Windylane

on 06/16/2005 2:00 AM
Windylane Hanover set a new Pocono Downs track record for older trotting mares Wednesday night, scoring a 1:55 victory in a $7,000 Open Handicap Trot. The 6-year-old mare was driven by Mike Simons for trainer Brett Bittle. Voted the 2003 Older Mare Trotter of the Year, Windylane Hanover lowered the mark set last year by Iffrida by three-fifths of a second. The 2002 Hambletonian Oaks winner is a...
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Ken Warkentin wins debut

on 06/16/2005 2:00 AM
Ken Warkentin, making his season debut in a $34,450 third-leg division of the New Jersey Sire Stakes, made a miracle finish and won pulling away in 1:57.3 for driver David Miller. Clearway (Ray Schnitker) and Willistown (Rod Allen) finished second and third, respectively. Northern Kid and George Brennan inherited the lead just before the :28.2 first quarter when several of the 3-year-old colt a...
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Brianna Joy wins final

on 06/16/2005 2:00 AM
Brianna Joy shot to the lead from post four at the start of the $100,000 Filly Maywood Pace final Thursday night and there was no catching the Sportsmaster lass as Michael Oosting drove her to a going away victory in 1:53.4 over the Chicago half-mile track. With fractions of :28, :57.2 and 1:26, Brianna Joy was never challenged as the Seldon Ledford trainee romped to her third victory in four ...
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AdvantEdge loses approval

on 06/15/2005 2:00 AM
The U.S. Trotting Association has announced it is withdrawing its approval of the AdvantEdge Model 6.8 race sulky produced by Evolution Racing, which announced it was recalling all 368 bikes in circulation in North America. Additionally, the Ontario Racing Commission has banned the use of the sulky in the province of Ontario until further notice. Evolution's Tom Harmer told The Horseman Tuesday...
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Fla. Indians want slots

on 06/15/2005 2:00 AM
Associated Press is reporting that Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and the Seminoles Indian tribes have agreed to begin negotiations over the addition of slot machines at the tribe's six gambling facilities in the state. Negotiations come as a result of the election last November when Florida voters changed the state constitution to allow slot machines at South Florida tracks and jai-alai frontons if approv...
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AdvantEdge sulky recalled

on 06/14/2005 2:00 AM
Tom Harmer, whose Evolution Racing produces the AdvantEdge Model 6.8 sulky, told The Horseman Tuesday morning he is issuing a recall notice of all 368 race bikes that are in use across the continent. The action comes as a result of some of the sulkies breaking, most recently incidents at the Meadowlands and Hoosier Park and another last Saturday night at Pocono Downs involving driver Mike Simons. ...
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NA Cup final drawn

on 06/14/2005 2:00 AM
Connections of North America Cup elimination winners Runover Feeling, Stonebridge Regal and Rocknroll Hanover picked posts three, four and five, respectively, for Saturday's $1.5 million final at Woodbine Racetrack. Rocknroll Hanover has been installed the 7-5 morning-line choice for driver Brian Sears, while Stonebridge Regal (Jack Moiseyev) is the 5-2 second choice and Runover Feeling (Luc Ouell...
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Top colt comes up sick

on 06/13/2005 2:00 AM
Trainer Ed Hart told The Horseman Monday morning that reigning divisional champ Village Jolt will probably miss the Meadowlands Pace next month after coming very sick after finishing seventh as the betting favorite in one of three North America Cup eliminations at Woodbine Saturday night. Village Jolt won his first start of this year in a New Jersey Sire Stakes contest, but then finished third ...
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Banca withdraws appeal

on 06/13/2005 2:00 AM
The Horseman has learned that Richard Banca Sr., who owns Life Source, has withdrawn his appeal of the placing of that horse from second to last in the second leg of the Classic Series June 4 at Woodbine. Life Source had drawn the trailing 12 post in the race but driver George Brennan reportedly had trouble holding the horse and ended up leaving on the gate from post two, squeezing out Eaton Ro...
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