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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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Classic fields set

on 06/01/2005 2:00 AM
Woodbine Racetrack will be the focus of the harness racing world on Saturday night, hosting six division of the second preliminary leg of The Classic Series along with three divisions of the Burlington stake for 3–year-old pacing colts. Reigning Horse of the Year Rainbow Blue is back in action on Saturday, heading up a talented field of nine ladies in the $85,000 Classic Distaff, carded ...
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7 down, 1 to go

on 06/01/2005 2:00 AM
With Ponder winning Western Fair Raceway's $275,000 (C) Molson Pace final on Friday night, seven of the eight spots in Northfield Park's upcoming $125,000 Battle of Lake Erie are now filled. The Molson champ will be joined by two-time Northfield Horse of the Year Cambest Prince, top-ranked veteran pacer Maltese Artist, Peter Pan Stables' Mypanmar, nine-time winner Shu Hanover, Tom Harmer-traine...
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Mare sweeps series

on 06/01/2005 2:00 AM
Cat Manzi made his first appearance of the year at Pocono Downs Tuesday night and the trip paid off as North America's winningest driver in 2005 directed Sweet Lady Lee to a 1:53 victory in the $22,900 May Flowers Pace final. Calling Card closed late for driver Joe Pavia Jr. to get second, with Maid West third. Sweet Lady Lee had posted victories in the opening three rounds of the series for dr...
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Whotookwhat wins big

on 05/30/2005 2:00 AM
Whotookwhat, a 3-year-old trotting filly by Inquirer who won the Ohio Sire Stakes championship last year, captured an OSS division by an 11 3/4 length margin in 1:57.4 on Memorial Day at Scioto Downs. Ohio Sire Stakes were featured on the Memorial Day card at Scioto. The other winners of the 3-year-old trotting filly divisions were Sandy's Attitud (by the sire Ilooklikemymom), who scored in ...
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Red Bow Tie dies

on 05/30/2005 2:00 AM
Red Bow Tie, a Florida-sired gelding who became one of the sport's top pacers, was humanely deestroyed at the Ontario farm of top driver Luc Ouellette. The magnificent dark bay gelding had been diagnosed with the debilitating disease EPM, and despite all efforts to save the horse, his condition worsened in recent days. "He was basically in intensive care since last Monday. We did everything...
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Art Attack euthanized

on 05/30/2005 2:00 AM
Art Attack p,7, 1:50.1 ($656,735), a royally-bred son of Artsplace-Seven O'Clock who turned in his best efforts as an older horse, was euthanized Saturday afternoon at Freehold Raceway after taking a bad step and shattering a bone just after the start. He was 11 years old. Art Attack raced with modest success as a young horse in the U.S. before being shipped Down Under. When he returned to the...
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Up Front Jerry wins Hempt

on 05/29/2005 2:00 AM
Up Front Jerry took the lead from post one and was never headed in capturing the $169,940 Max C. Hempt Memorial in 1:53.1 over a sloppy track at Pocono Downs Saturday night. George Napolitano Jr. was in the bike as the 3-year-old Western Hanover gelding set fractions of :27.4, :55.4 and 1:23.3 in scoring his third victory of the year in four starts for owner Ed Mullinax and trainer Kelly O'Donn...
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Vivid Photo in 1:56.4 PASS

on 05/29/2005 2:00 AM
Vivid Photo grabbed the lead from the start and gradually extended his margin over the field and captured the fastest division of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colt trotters at The Meadows Saturday night by 4 1/2 lengths in 1:56.4. Race favorite Lindy Five Hundred, the Dexter Cup winner two weeks ago, broke stride at the start and finished sixth. Roger Hammer trains, drives and co-ow...
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Steinlager takes Elitlopp

on 05/29/2005 2:00 AM
The Norwegian representative Steinlager, a 7-year-old stallion by Keystone Jazzy out of the Mac Breton-sired mare Good As Gold, won the Elitlopp final in 1:52.3, equaling the race record. The winner is owned, trained and driven by Norwegians, and it was the first time in more than 19 years that a Norwegian horse has won the race. Steinlager won his elim comfortably in 1:54.1 over Giant Superman...
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Armbro Animate upsets

on 05/28/2005 2:00 AM
Armbro Animate, going off at odds of 37-1 with George Brennan in the bike, split horses in deep stretch and captured the $42,500 Open Pace at the Meadowlands Saturday night in 1:51.3 over a sloppy track. The 5-year-old Artsplace gelding paid $77.40 in winning his third race of the year in 11 starts. Finishing a fast-closing second was Maltese Animate and Ron Pierce, who was making his first st...
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Ideal News rebounds

on 05/28/2005 2:00 AM
Ideal News tipped off her cover at the head of the stretch, overtook the leading Freezer Cash and held on for a 1:53.3 victory in the $200,000 SBOA Miss New Jersey at the Meadowlands Saturday night. Freezer Cash and Cat Manzi stayed game to wire, finishing a neck back in second while Savannah Sky and and John Campbell were third. Freezer Cash swept into the lead after the :28.2 opening quarter ...
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Rocknroll Hanover in 1:51

on 05/28/2005 2:00 AM
Rocknroll Hanover left no doubt who is at the top of the sophomore colt pacing class right now as the son of Western Ideal rocked out from his second-over position at the top of the stretch and rolled to a 1:51 victory in the $500,000 SBOA New Jersey Classic at the Meadowlands Saturday night. He was two lengths better than Jo Pa's Shark while Load The Dice made a late move to be third. From pos...
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Cardinal to Team Hutch

on 05/28/2005 2:00 AM
Team Hutch won a three-horse photo finish and captured the $63,000 Cardinal Stakes for 3-year old ICF colt and gelding pacers in 1:52.4 at Balmoral Park Saturday night. Chevie Cash, who finished second in the mile, was placed fourth for racing inside a pylon in the first turn, moving Perdition up to second and Ithinki'msomebody to third. Team Hutch, who is eligible to the Meadowlands Pace, went...
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