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Muscle Memory steps up

on 07/01/2005 2:00 AM
Muscle Memory, a 3-year-old colt by Muscles Yankee, won the $98,700 Dickerson Cup at the Meadowlands Friday night over a track rated "good," defeating other Hambletonian-eligible colts in the process. Muscle Memory covered the mile in 1:55.1 for driver Brian Sears. Jimmy Takter trains the colt hwo has now won three of four starts this season. Strong Yankee, another son of Muscles Yankee, fin...
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Reef's big maiden breaker

on 07/01/2005 2:00 AM
Third Reef finally got to put her talent in the "win" column as she broke her maiden in the $90,300 Coaching Club Trotting Oaks Friday night at the Meadowlands. The filly rallied three-wide on the turn and won in 1:55.3 over Her Culese. Third Reef's stablemate, Magenta Hall, finished third after starting from post 10 and rallying from 10th at the three-quarter mark. Little E LLC, Michael Sto...
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Rain greets 2YOs

on 06/30/2005 2:00 AM
Two-year-old fillies--both trotters and pacers--got some experience in inclement conditions in stakes action at the Meadowlands on a rainy Wednesday night. In a pair of $46,705 divisions of the Debutante for pacing fillies, winning performances were turned in by longshot Mattios and second choice She's Game. Mattios, driven by John Campbell, slipped up the pylons in the second race to win ...
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Walter Case Sr. dies

on 06/30/2005 2:00 AM
Veteran horseman Walter Case Sr. died Sunday, June 26, after a long illness. He was 70. Mr. Case is the father of former driver Walter Case Jr. and New York-based trainer Timothy Case. His daughter, trainer Kelly Case, is marred to driver David Ingraham. Mr. Case is also survived by his wife of 46 years, Carole; son, Steven; seven grandchildren; and two brothers.
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Mighty M slots anniversary

on 06/30/2005 2:00 AM
Thursday, June 30, is the one-year anniversary of the opening of the video lottery terminal parlor at Monticello Raceway, and a release issued by parent company Empire Resorts Inc. states that more than 1.1 million customers have played the 1,700 machines and that approximately $36 million has been paid to fund New York education over the past year. The release also stated that on-track betting...
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Restive Hanover to be sold

on 06/30/2005 2:00 AM
The Tattersalls July Mixed Sale, scheduled to be held July 17 at the Meadowlands, will include 2004 Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Filly Pace champion Restive Hanover p,2, 1:52 ($590,607). Restive Hanover, a daughter of The Panderosa-Razzle Hanover, will be consigned by Starmaker Farm. The filly is presently owned by Starmaker Farm and Anthony McEldowney. She won nine of 14 starts last year but suff...
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Vegas adds dime supers

on 06/30/2005 2:00 AM
Race books in Nevada have now also jumped on the 10-cent superfecta bandwagon as sites across the state have begun offering the reduced-priced bet. As Richard Eng points out in his column in Thursday's Daily Racing Form, the usually-pioneer Las Vegas that is one step ahead of the gambling industry, is actually playing catch-up this time around. "I think it's great for our horse racing bettors,"...
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Colt suffers from allergies

on 06/30/2005 2:00 AM
Owner Jeff Snyder told harnessracing.com Thursday morning that there is a pretty good chance Village Jolt will start in the upcoming Meadowlands Pace eliminations at the Meadowlands July 9, hoping for a spot in the $1 million final July 16. After sub-par performances in the New Jersey Classic (sixth) and North America Cup elims (seventh), it was reported Village Jolt was sick, but Snyder said the ...
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Loyal Opposition wins

on 06/29/2005 2:00 AM
Loyal Opposition, last year's Dan Patch Pacing Mare of the Year, is back on track after recovering from an abcess in a foot. She won an overnight race at Balmoral Park Tuesday night in 1:51.4 with a last quarter in :27.1. Driven by Andy Miller, Loyal Opposition started from post five but Miller had her heading to the front and took control of the race just past the first quarter was reached in ...
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Finals moved from Yonkers

on 06/29/2005 2:00 AM
A revised racing calendar for the New York Sires Stakes events originally scheduled at Yonkers Raceway has been released. The $1.2 million Night of Champions, featuring eight New York Sires Stakes finals on Sept. 17, has been moved to Saratoga Gaming and Raceway. All of these races had to be moved due to the closure of the Yonkers facility for renovations and the installation of video lottery term...
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Afternoon Jug Preview?

on 06/29/2005 2:00 AM
The Columbus Dispatch has reported that Scioto Downs is seeking to move its Jug Preview racing program on Sept. 10 to an afternoon post time to avoid a conflict with an Ohio State University football game. Ohio State is scheduled to play Texas in Columbus that evening. Scioto Downs general manager Ed Ryan has filed a request with the Ohio State Racing Commission to change post time for the card...
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Flirtin with the boys

on 06/29/2005 2:00 AM
Flirtin Miss, last year's 2-year-old filly trot Breeders Crown champion, will make her second start of the year Friday night, July 1, at the Meadowlands in a 3-year-old Open Trot. She will be the only filly in the field that includes Goodtimes winner Classic Photo and another Hambletonian eligible, Diesel Don. The decision to race Flirtin Miss in Open was trainer Jimmy Takter's only choice if ...
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Paul Spears honored

on 06/29/2005 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has honored the lifetime achievements of Paul E. Spears in representing the equine industry in Pennsylvania. Spears is chairman of the board of Hanover Shoe Farms and executive vice president of Standardbred Horse Sales Company, and is past president of both companies. Spears is also chairman of the Standardbred Breeders Association of Pennsylvania and ...
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Haughton Memorial notes

on 06/29/2005 2:00 AM
Eighteen older horse pacers have been divided into two $50,000 eliminations Saturday night for the William Haughton Memorial. The final is slated for Saturday, July 2, at The Meadowlands. Trainer Joe Holloway has four Haughton Memorial credits on his resume and this year his Driven To Win has drawn post one in the first elim. Holloway previously won with Glen Almahurst (1984), Tuff Choice (1985...
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McIntosh starts 20 babies

on 06/29/2005 2:00 AM
It's turned into an annual June event for Windsor-based trainer Bob McIntosh to bring a flock of his 2 year olds to nearby Windsor Raceway to make their qualifying debut. On Wednesday morning McIntosh brought 20 of his freshman hopefuls to the track to qualify for the very first time. Winning the first of the McIntosh-dominated qualifiers was the $125,000 yearling purchase Campbell Hall, a Str...
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Jane MacFarlane dies

on 06/28/2005 2:00 AM
Jane MacFarlane, the widow of Donald MacFarlane, the longtime Hazel Park Harness Raceway owner and first-ever president of Harness Tracks of America, died Tuesday morning, June 28, in Florida. She was 88. Following Don MacFarlane's death in 1982, Mrs. MacFarlane became president of Hazel Park Harness Raceway but the track was soon sold. Don MacFarlane was elected into the Peter D. Haughton Hall...
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Update on star mares

on 06/28/2005 2:00 AM
The older pacing mare division got a lot more interesting in recent days with the news that Rainbow Blue would be out for the remainder of the year due to a tendon injury, and 11 of her peers have been entered for Saturday night's $364,000(C) Roses Are Red at Mohawk Raceway. Besides Rainbow Blue, another name conspicuous by her absence in the Roses Are Red is 2003 Two-Year-Old Filly Pacer of t...
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Freshmen open OSS at Scioto

on 06/26/2005 2:00 AM
Air McNair was a titan in the opening round of Ohio Sire Stakes action for 2 year olds at Scioto Downs Saturday night, posting a 16-1 upset in the first of five $20,000 divisions for colt and gelding pacers. With Chip Noble driving, Air McNair was first across the wire in 1:55.1, edging runner-up Civil Attack by a neck with Wind Forever a half length back in third in the blanket finish. A so...
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Indiana Sire Stakes action

on 06/26/2005 2:00 AM
Indiana Sire Stakes finals were contested on the Hoosier Cup closing night card at Hoosier Park Saturday night. The Luel Overstreet entry of Yadubist Bluegrass and Mycenaie Bluegrass finished first and third, respectively, iin the $100,000 final for 3-year-old filly trotters which opened up the Sire Stakes action. Brett Miller was in the sulky behind Yadubist Bluegrass as the daughter of Dakota...
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Theredpanlines wins NJSS

on 06/25/2005 2:00 AM
Theredpanlines won the $175,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes final for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers Saturday night at the Meadowlands with a 1:50.2 effort. Driver Brian Sears yielded the lead with Theredpanlines to favored Jo Pa's Shark and driver Eric Ledford and sat in the two hole through mid stretch. At that point Sears tipped his charge and blew past the tiring leader. Theredpanlines d...
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