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Babys debut at the Big M

on 06/04/2005 2:00 AM
Celebrity Sweedie, a Yankee Glide half-sister to the $284,000-winning Chip Dot Com, kicked off the 2005 baby-race season at the Meadowlands Saturday morning with a 2:00.3 victory for driver Brian Sears. Nine races for freshmen went postward, with the morning speed badge going to Columbia Court, a son of Pacific Fella-Southwind Katy who scored in 1:58.1 for trainer-driver Alex Kavoleff. Other...
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2006 NHHC date announced

on 06/04/2005 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands has announced a date for the Second National Harness Handicapping Championship--April 22, 2006. Wagering outlets across North America may once again participate in the NHHC by hosting qualifying events now through March 25, 2006. Seventeen wagering outlets staged qualifiers for the inaugural NHHC and more than 100 entrants participated in the final on April 2, 2005. Jim Lang of...
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Classic Series action

on 06/04/2005 2:00 AM
Mr. Muscleman trotted the fastest mile ever in Canada and Rainbow Blue stretched her winning streak to 12 to highlight an exciting second round of Classic Series action at Woodbine Saturday night. Mr. Muscleman opened up the Classic festivities with a dominating 1:51.1 victory in the first of two Trotting Classic divisions. Mr. Muscleman easily powered by Cash Hall down the stretch to win handi...
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Currier & Ives Filly Trot

on 06/04/2005 2:00 AM
Creditability, Yankee Victory OM and Sunseeker Kosmos emerged victorious in their respective $28,401 divisions of the Currier & Ives 3-Year-Old Filly Trot at The Meadows Saturday night. Sam Noble drove Crediability to her second straight victory, defeating Coulantine and Sneaky Speed. The daughter of Credit Winner is trained by Noble for owner Steve Jones. Making her first career start, Yank...
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Jerry's Cadet wins 100th

on 06/04/2005 2:00 AM
Jerry's Cadet won his 100th career race Saturday night at Hazel Park. With co-owner Jeff James driving, Jerry's Cadet was victorious in 1:55.3. Making his 257th career start, the win was an emotional one for James as last week co-owner Ernie Schneider passed away. Schneider's wife, Dianne, and family were at Hazel Park for the race and were honored in the winner's circle. Joining in the present...
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Sophs star in Burlingtons

on 06/04/2005 2:00 AM
Three-year-old pacing colts were in action Saturday night at Woodbine with three $100,000(C) Burlington divisions going postward. Runover Feeling, P Forty Seven and Leading X Ample came up winners. Runover Feeling rushed past Roddys Bags Again in the final strides to win the opening split in 1:50.2. Wayne LA finished third. Driven by Ron Pierce, Runover Feeling posted a career mark for trainer ...
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NJSS action at the Big M

on 06/04/2005 2:00 AM
Jo Pa's Shark and Dawn Ofa New Day won their respective New Jersey Sire Stakes divisions for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Jo Pa's Shark won the first $36,650 division in 1:50, dropping more than five full seconds off his previous career best. Driven by Mark Kesmodel for trainer Jim Campbell, the son of Cam's Card Shark defeated Theredandpanlines with Spe...
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Check your Ill. calendar

on 06/03/2005 2:00 AM
If you're a harness racing fan in Illinois it's time to bring out your calendar. Beginning Sunday, June 7, all three harness tracks in Chicagoland will be racing simultaneously through the end of August. In this first-of-a-kind schedule, Hawthorne begins its 2005 season on Sunday night and will also race Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings. Balmoral Park will race Tuesday and Saturday nights ...
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Ken Warkentin in 1:55.1

on 06/03/2005 2:00 AM
Ken Warkentin, one of the top picks to capture this year's Hambletonian, won a qualifying race at the Meadowlands Friday morning, trotting the mile in 1:55.1 with a last quarter in :28. David Miller, his usual driver, was in the sulky behind Ken Warkentin, the 2004 Dan Patch 2-Year-Old Colt Trotter of the Year. Miller gave the colt a three-hole trip while Corleone Kosmos set the pace. Jimmy ...
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Feathery Fame in 1:50.4

on 06/03/2005 2:00 AM
The pacing mare Feathery Fame, who won the Cape & Cutter final at the Meadowlands in an upset earlier this year, won a qualifier at the Big M Friday morning in a lifetime best 1:50.4. Feathery Fame's previous mark was 1:51, which she took on Feb. 25 in winning the Cape & Cutter final. The 5-year-old mare by Apache's Fame presently has $99,326 in earnings in 14 starts this season.
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1:52.3 for Jug champ

on 06/03/2005 2:00 AM
Timesareachanging, with regular driver Ron Pierce aboard, prepped for his 2005 campaign with a 1:52.3 victory in a qualifier Friday morning at the Meadowlands. Last year's Little Brown Jug champ and Dan Patch 3-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year won by 2 1/2 lengths with a last quarter in :27.4.
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NJSS at Meadowlands

on 06/03/2005 2:00 AM
Belovedangel and Copywriter won the two divisions of the New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old pacing fillies at the Meadowlands Friday night with times of 1:50.3 and 1:52.3, respectively. Ron Pierce guided the winners of both $36,050 divisions. In the first division, the second race, Belovedangel took control at about the half and scored by 2 1/2 lengths over Savannah Sky, who picked up her th...
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Three Casual Breeze splits

on 06/03/2005 2:00 AM
Three divisions of the Casual Breeze Trot for 3-year-old fillies were held at Woodbine Friday night and the winners were Lady Power (1:56.1), Blur (1:55.2) and Honour Way (1:57.3). Horseman Larry Rathbone had some of the same luck he enjoyed with Mantacular in last year's North America Cup when his pupil Lady Power won her first career race by a neck after rallying from eighth at the top of the...
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NJSS action at Big M

on 06/02/2005 2:00 AM
Three 3-year-old trotting fillies continued to show incredible consistency with victories in New Jersey Sire Stakes action at the Meadowlands Wednesday night. The winners were Ticket To Glide (1:55.3), Motivational (1:56) and Her Culese (1:56.2). Ticket To Glide, sired by Yankee Glide, won five of seven starts as a 2 year old and swept to her lifetime mark of 1:55.3 by making a move from sevent...
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Whata win at Pocono

on 06/02/2005 2:00 AM
Whata Buster won the $22,500 May Flowers Pace final for 3 -and 4-year-old colt and gelding pacers Wednesday night at Pocono Downs in a career-best 1:52.3 for driver Mike Simons. Finishing second was Kiwi Cam, with heavily-favored Super Eighty Eight, looking to sweep the series, settling for third. Whata Buster is trained by Clarence Martin Jr. and owned by Scott West and Dean LeClair. The so...
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Sulky investigation in NJ

on 06/02/2005 2:00 AM
An AdvantEdge brand sulky being ridden in by Patrick Berry collapsed at the finish line at the Meadowlands Wednesday night, prompting an investigation into sulky safety again by the New Jersey Racing Commission. Earlier this year the sulky was banned in New Jersey. Berry and his horse were finishing in the middle of the track when the sulky collapsed. The driver fell to the ground, but was able...
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Investigation in NJ

on 06/02/2005 2:00 AM
An AdvantEdge sulky being ridden in by Patrick Berry collapsed near the finish line at the Meadowlands Wednesday night, prompting another sulky safety investigation--but currently no ban--by the New Jersey Racing Commission. Berry was finishing in the middle of the track when his sulky collapsed. He fell to the ground but was able to quickly stand back up and restrain his horse. Neither he nor ...
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Rutgers dean drives winner

on 06/02/2005 2:00 AM
Dr. Karyn Malinowski, a dean at Rutgers University and director of the Equine Science Center, drove Hugme Christi to victory in the $5,000 American Harness Drivers Spring 2005 Final Thursday night at the Meadowlands. Hugme Christi won by 4 1/4 lengths over OK Royal N, driven by Richard Annunziata. The mile in 1:55.4 chipped two seconds off the previous best by Hugme Christi, a 4-year-old daught...
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Lawman's fast--1:53.4

on 06/02/2005 2:00 AM
Lawman, a 4-year-old stallion by Malabar Man, has been a slow starter, but he showed he's very fast with a 1:53.4 victory by 6 1/4 lengths at the Meadowlands Thursday night. Classic Photo was second. Lawman, who is owned by James Jesk and Tonya Ledford, the wife of driver Eric Ledford, had made just seven career starts and one pari-mutuel start this season prior to the Thursday night victory. H...
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Special session in Fla.?

on 06/01/2005 2:00 AM
According to wire service reports, Gov. Jeb Bush said Tuesday he is trying to persuade legislative leaders to convene a special session to decide how to regulate slot machines at Broward County pari-mutuels, which includes Pompano Park. "We need to reach common ground; if not, it will be taken over in a fashion by unelected folks... probably the judiciary at some point," Bush told reporters. "...
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