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Strangles case at Big M

on 05/23/2005 2:00 AM
The New Jersey Racing Commission has confirmed that one Standardbred horse stabled at the Meadowlands has strangles. No outbreak is feared at this time, and as per direction from the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, the afflicted horse has been isolated from other horses. Horses which were in the same barn where the afflicted horse was diagnosed have also been kept separated from the gener...
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Hempt elims at Pocono

on 05/22/2005 2:00 AM
Up Front Jerry went wire to wire in 1:51.4 and Allamerican Inca followed cover before pulling away in the stretch for a 1:52.1 victory in eliminations for the Max C. Hempt Memorial at Pocono Downs Saturday night. Up Front Jerry, a 3-year-old Western Hanover gelding driven by Dave Palone, paced fractions of :26.3, :55.1 and 1:23.1 en route to his second win of the year in three starts for traine...
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Ray Gun trots in 1:53.2

on 05/22/2005 2:00 AM
Ray Gun fired in the stretch and coasted to a 2-length victory in the $49,255 Hiram Woodruff final Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands. Ray Gun trotted the mile in a lifetime best 1:53.2, equaling the stakes record set by Muscles Marinara in 2004. In both instances, Brian Sears was in the sulky. "We took him off the pace, the way he's racing best," said Sears of Ray Gun. "We followed Mr McNally...
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He Wants It All wins

on 05/21/2005 2:00 AM
Isle Of Capri Pace winner He Wants It All posted a 1:52.1 victory in a $20,750 Free-For-All Handicap at Maywood Park. Driven by Tony Morgan, the clocking was a national season's mark for a 5-year-old pacing gelding and is just a fifth of a second off the older pacing mark at the half-mile oval. A son of The Big Dog, He Wants It All won by 2 3/4 lengths over Mattygonne A (Dave Mage) and Ohubette...
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Open to Carolina Sunshine

on 05/21/2005 2:00 AM
Carolina Sunshine scored a 1:49.2 victory in a $45,000(C) Open Pace for mares at Woodbine, with favored Glowing Report finishing fourth after being parked first-over through brutal fractions. Burning Point and driver Luc Ouellette set fractions of :26.4, :54.1 and 1:21.1, with Richard Silverman putting pressure on the outside with Glowing Report. Chris Christoforou urged Carolina Sunshine down ...
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Artbitration wins at Hoosier

on 05/21/2005 2:00 AM
With Don Irvine Jr. driving for the first time, Artbitration led at every call en route to a 1:52 victory in a $24,200 Invitational Pace for mares at Hoosier Park Friday night. The 4-year-old daughter of Artiscape, trained and co-owned by Norm Parker in partnership with Thomas Klosky Jr., easily defeated runner-up Shezahotmark by 2 1/2 lengths, with Midnight Jewel another length back in third. ...
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Great win in Cutler final

on 05/21/2005 2:00 AM
Mr. Muscleman, eighth at the half, came five wide at the top of the lane, and with a tremendous rally, got up in the final strides and captured the $180,000 Arthur J. Cutler Memorial Final in 1:54.3 over a sloppy track at the Meadowlands Saturday night. The victory put the 5-year-old gelded son of Muscels Yankee over the $2-million in lifetime earnings. Asked what he thought of Mr. Muscleman's ...
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Rocknroll tops Jolt

on 05/21/2005 2:00 AM
Rocknroll Hanover rolled past Village Jolt in the lane and captured the $25,000 second elimination for the SBOA New Jersey Classic at the Meadowlands in 1:52.3 Saturday night. In the first elim Load The Dice rallied from of the pace and scored his first victory of the season in 1:51. Rocknroll Hanover and Brian Sears swept into the lead after an opening quarter in :28.1, then yielded to Village...
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Life Source game graduate

on 05/21/2005 2:00 AM
Life Source, under intense pressure both to his inside and on the outside, was dead game down the lane and held on to capture the $225,000 Graduate final in 1:50.4 at the Meadowlands Saturday night. George Brennan had the lines as the 8-year-old Life Sign gelding moved out of the pocket at the :26.4 quarter and swept past Metropolitan (David Miller) into the lead. He took the field past the ha...
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Filly Trotters in PASS

on 05/21/2005 2:00 AM
Traci Spur scored her second victory in as many starts this year, winning the fourth division of the Pennsylvanian Sire Stakes for 3-year-old filly trotters at The Meadows Saturday in 1:58.1. Richard Stillings drove the daughter of S J's Photo to the victory. In the three other divisions, also worth $25,998 each, Sneaky Speed (Tagliabue) scored for Stillings in 1:59.4, Equal (Lindy Lane), with ...
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Magee wins 10,000th

on 05/21/2005 2:00 AM
Dave Magee scored his 10,000th career driving victory, steering Up Front Northern to a 1:52.1 triumph in the eighth race claiming pace at Balmoral Park Saturday night. The victory came six races after Magee scored his 9,999th win with Meadowlands Pace eligible Team Hutch in the first of three Cardinal Stakes eliminations in 1:52.3. "I'm relieved to have that monkey off my back," said Magee in a...
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Tinivizion takes Thompson

on 05/20/2005 2:00 AM
Sophomore sensation Tinivizion and driver Don Irvine Jr. handily captured the $16,000 Bill Thompson final Thursday, May 19, with a dominating 1:54 performance at Hoosier Park. The Izatiger filly sprinted home to claim her sixth win in seven seasonal starts by open lengths. Irvine was able to capitalize on what he described afterward as a "perfect second-over trip" with the Dan Perdue trainee, f...
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Strangles at Indy Downs

on 05/20/2005 2:00 AM
Two horses at Indiana Downs showing classic signs of strangles prompted the track to cancel live racing Thursday evening, May 19. Indiana Downs is presently holding its Thoroughbred meet. Its harness meet is scheduled to begin July 1. Both suspected horses, stabled in the receiving barn, were immediately transported to Purdue University for quarantine earlier in the day while the more than 30 h...
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Brittingham gets 1 year

on 05/20/2005 2:00 AM
According to reports, Delaware-based trainer Bret Brittingham has had a three-year suspension handed to him by the state's Harness Racing Commission for a positive EPO test on one of his horses reduced to a one-year penalty. Brittingham will still have to pay the original $5,000 fine. The suspension began Wednesday, May 18. Brittingham originally lost an appeal to the original ruling, but grant...
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Dr. Jack Wilkes dies

on 05/20/2005 2:00 AM
Dr. Jack E. Wilkes, DVM, died after a lengthy illness, Thursday, May 12. He was 77. Dr. Wilkes was born July 2, 1927, in Batavia, N.Y., son of the late Gurdon and Alice Porschet Wilkes. He was a private first class in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. Dr. Wilkes then attended Cornell University School of Veterinary Science, graduating in 1954. Dr. Wilkes was one of the original foun...
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7-furlong race at Woodbine

on 05/20/2005 2:00 AM
Woodbine Racetrack officials are expecting a current world record to fall Monday night as the Toronto track's fifth race is a $15,000 conditioned pace at a distance of seven-eighths of a mile. The current world record for the distance is 1:51.3, set in 1997 at Hoosier Park by Ima Noble Son and driver D.R. Ackerman. "We just wanted to try something different and maybe add a different dimension t...
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Ga. Pacific wins qualifier

on 05/20/2005 2:00 AM
Over a sloppy Meadows racetrack, last year's Matron winner Georgia Pacific defeated the 2004 Breeders Crown Mare Pace champion Always Cam in 1:55.3 in a qualifier Friday morning. Driven to victory by Tony Hall, Georgia Pacific took the early lead while Brian Zendt and Always Cam sat patiently behind. The 4-year-old gelding set fractions of :28.3, :58.3 and 1:27.3 before the battle began down t...
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Qualifiers at Big M

on 05/20/2005 2:00 AM
A few of last year's top 2 year olds, along with the 2004 Dan Patch 3-Year-Old Trotting Filly award winner, qualified at the Meadowlands Friday morning over a sloppy track. Those 2 year olds of interest include Self Professed (a winner by seven lengths in 1:57), Cabrini Hanover (a winner in 1:57.1), Magenta Hall (second, trotting in 2:02) and Third Reef (second in a 2:00 mile). Also qualifying ...
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Big efforts in Miss NJ elims

on 05/20/2005 2:00 AM
Entrymates Copywriter and Ideal News finished one-two in the second of two $20,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes eliminations for 3-year-old filly pacers at the Meadowlands Friday night, while Freezer Cash posted a 12-1 shocker in the opening split. Freezer Cash, driven by Cat Manzi for trainer Michael Russo and owner-breeder Joe and Joann Thomson, surged past pacesetting and 1-5 favorite Savannah Sky...
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Molson Pace elims held

on 05/20/2005 2:00 AM
Ponder and Buckeye One posted 1:53 victories Friday night in their respective Molson Pace eliminations at Western Fair Raceway, equaling the track record set by Four Starzzz Shark in last year's Molson Pace final in the process. Ponder, driven by Jack Moiseyev for trainer Bob McIntosh, recovered from an early bobble when he touched the starting gate, to come from behind with a first-over trip t...
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