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Harness racing teams up

on 05/25/2005 2:00 AM
The U. S. Trotting Association and Harness Tracks of America will become partners in NTRA Purchasing, officials announced May 25. The program, offered by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, provides cost savings on products and services from Dodge, John Deere, FedEx, Lexmark, NetJets, Presort Services, Daktronics, Sherwin-Williams Paints, OfficeMax, Hallway Feeds, and companies. The a...
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Rainbow Blue to qualify

on 05/24/2005 2:00 AM
It was the luck of the draw, or really the bad luck of not knowing the draw, that is keeping reigning Horse of the Year Rainbow Blue on the sidelines this weekend. Trainer and co-owner George Teague Jr. told The Horseman Tuesday morning that he believed the Woodbine draw for Friday night's card was Tuesday, but he learned Monday afternoon that the draw had been held earlier that day. Thus, he wasn...
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Not Demott sets world mark

on 05/24/2005 2:00 AM
Not Demott set a world record for a seven-eighths mile race Monday night at Woodbine, pacing the distance in 1:39.1, two seconds quicker than the previous mark. Steve Condren drove the 7-year-old son of Beach Towel to the come-from-behind victory, overcoming first quarter and half fractions of :27.1 and :55, respectively. Ima Noble Son and driver D. R. Ackerman held the previous world mark, set...
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Post 9 for Rocknroll

on 05/24/2005 2:00 AM
Rocknroll Hanover, winner of two straight and five of 10 lifetime starts, has been installed as the 9-5 morning line favorite, leaving from post nine, in the $500,000 SBOA/ New Jersey Classic on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. The SBOA/New Jersey Classic will be carded as the seventh race. In the co-featured fifth race, the $200,000 Miss New Jersey for 3-year-old New Jersey-sired pacing f...
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1:58.2 freshman at Scioto

on 05/24/2005 2:00 AM
AB's Beach Boy became the fastest 2-year-old pacer in North America by virtue of his 1:58.2 victory over the five-eighths mile oval at Scioto Downs in a qualifier Tuesday morning. A son of Jenna's Beach Boy-AB's Dasher, AB's Beach Boy was more than 16 lengths behind at the :57.1 half but used a final quarter of :27.1 to gain the decision by a head. Bob Harper drove for trainer Michael Lee. L...
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Six positives at Indy Downs

on 05/23/2005 2:00 AM
A total of six horses stabled in Indiana Downs' receiving barn have returned positive or suspect positive test results for strangles, forcing the Shelbyville track to keep the barn under quarantine through the end of the Thoroughbred meet. Harness racing is scheduled to begin there July 1. Two horses showing signs of strangles were discovered Thursday morning, May 19. They have since returned p...
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Katie finishes second

on 05/23/2005 2:00 AM
Kikikatie made her first pari-mutuel start of the season Sunday night at Balmoral Park and finished second, beaten by just a head, by Madura in 1:52. Madura, a 6-year-old mare by Ball And Chain, cut the pace while Kikikatie enjoyed a two-hole trip. Both mares paced home in :26 and change. Kikikatie was driven by Dale Hiteman. She is eligible to the Classic Series, with the second leg set for Ju...
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Provincial Cup elims

on 05/23/2005 2:00 AM
American Ideal, Stonebridge Regal and Leading X Ample won the eliminations for the Provincial Cup Sunday night at Windsor Raceway while Berry's Creek Pace champ Four Starz Sisco broke stride in his elim and failed to advance. In the first elim, Stonebridge Regal, the betting favorite, jogged home in 1:52.2 with a margin of 3 3/4 lengths over runner-up McCabe Hall, with Lincoln Parke third. Jack...
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Bob Hackett dies

on 05/23/2005 2:00 AM
Bob Hackett, the editor of The Horseman And Fair World magazine during the 1960s to 1980, died Saturday, May 21, in Hilton Head, S.C. He was 80. Hackett traveled the country covering harness racing for The Horseman. He became involved in harness racing by first working at Walnut Hall Stud. and then served as editor of Hoof Beats magazine before taking over the helm of The Horseman. Funeral s...
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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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