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11,000 wins for Manzi

on 04/29/2005 2:00 AM
Cat Manzi, third on the all-time victory list among North American harness drivers, posted career victory 11,000 with Classical Man in the seventh race on Thursday night at the Meadowlands. Manzi trails only Herve Filion (15,103) and Walter Case Jr. (11,027) on the all-time list. Manzi, a Hall of Famer, also currently leads all drivers by wins in 2005 with 283 victories. The 54-year-old New Jer...
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Isle Of Patmos in 1:56.2

on 04/29/2005 2:00 AM
Isle Of Patmos, a 3-year-old pacing colt by Astreos who won a Nassagaweya stakes division last season, qualified at Pompano Park Friday morning in 1:56.2. With trainer Mark Capone aboard, he won by 3 3/4 lengths. Last year Isle of Patmos won six of 12 starts for earnings of slightly more than $300,000.
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Qualifiers at Pompano

on 04/29/2005 2:00 AM
In addition to Isle Of Patmos, Mark Capone qualified L Dee's Val, the third-place finisher behind Rainbow Blue in last year's Breeders Crown and Matron, at Pompano. Other notables qualifying were Hambo Oaks champ Silver Springs and Corleone Kosmos. L Dee's Val finished third in a 1:55.4 mile, pacing her own mile in 1:56.4. As for Silver Springs, the 4-year-old mare by Yankee Glide finished s...
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Village Jolt in 1:55.1

on 04/29/2005 2:00 AM
In his first qualifier at the Meadowlands this year, Village Jolt set the pace and held on for a head victory over Four Starz Stone in 1:55.1 Friday morning at the Big M. He paced his last half in :56.4 (:27 last quarter) with Ron Pierce up. Other horses qualifying included Hez Striking, who won his event by 7 1/2 lengths in 1:56.2. Hez Striking is eligible to the upcoming Cutler Memorial Trot....
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Politics & slots in Florida

on 04/28/2005 2:00 AM
One Florida legislator says there is no chance of having slots at Broward County pari-mutuel facilities this year, but another said the process of passing enabling legislation is far from over. According to a report in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Florida Senate President Tom Lee said Wednesday he doubts the legislature will pass bills to allow slot machines in Broward County this year. "...
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World mark at Hoosier?

on 04/28/2005 2:00 AM
An attempt to break the world record for a harness race over the distance of 15/16 of a mile will be made at Hoosier Park as part of Saturday's undercard for the $200,000 Dan Patch Invitational. Ten starters will go behind the gate in the $12,600 fifth race on the evening card. The time to beat is 1:53.3 set by Gay Harmony and driver Ken Russell at Vernon Downs in 1954.
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Strike up the band

on 04/28/2005 2:00 AM
In a break from the usual bake sales and car washes, high school bands will have a chance to raise money doing what they do best--making music. The Third Annual Hambletonian Parade is offering a $1,000 prize to the best high school band marching in the July 30 event to kick off Hambletonian week. The prize, sponsored by the Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce, will be awarded to a band, r...
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Isle Of Patmos to qualify

on 04/27/2005 2:00 AM
Isle of Patmos, last year's leading earner among the 2-year old colt and gelding pacers on the Ontario Sire Stakes Circuit with more than $320,000 in purses, will begin his 3-year-old campaign on Friday morning in a qualifier at Pompano Park. "He trained in 2:00 on Saturday," co-owner David Scharf said. "He will qualify on Friday morning at Pompano, and then will ship to Canada to qualify at Mo...
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Tony & Julio down at BlmP

on 04/27/2005 2:00 AM
Julio, driven by Tony Morgan, captured Tuesday night's $10,000 Iggy Magoo Stakes at Balmoral Park in a career-best 2:00.1. The 3-year-old son of Giant Triumph left, yielded the lead, and then sat patiently along the inside until finding room in deep stretch to edge past Arcola for the neck victory. Victrola, the entrymate of Julio who had taken the lead, held on for third. Julio is owned by Tom...
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Ron Newhart dies

on 04/27/2005 2:00 AM
Ronald "Ronnie" J. Newhart, 50, a veteran trainer-driver in Ohio, died Tuesday after a battle with cancer. Newhart devoted his life for harness racing and was an outstanding driver. He had over 1,000 wins and was active at Ohio tracks and particularly the Southern Valley Colt fair circuit. He was a member of the Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association, the United States Trotting Association, the BP...
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No Big M Open for Blue

on 04/27/2005 2:00 AM
Trainer George Teague Jr. was hoping to race 2004 Horse of the Year Rainbow Blue in an Open Mares Pace at the Meadowlands this weekend, but the race didn't fill. Coming off a world-record performance in the opening round of the Classic Series at Dover Downs April 18, Teague was looking to keep the 4-year-old Artiscape mare sharp. "I was disappointed," Teague told The Horseman Thursday morning b...
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Where the buffalo roam

on 04/27/2005 2:00 AM
Nine wayward buffalo ran amok in Maryland Tuesday morning and later that afternoon, one pacer from Buffalo Raceway ran amok at Monticello Raceway. After seven wins in eight starts in the top-class race at Buffalo, El Paso Hanover was shipped to Monticello for the $6,800 Open Pace and the 7-year-old Western Hanover gelding cruised to a four-length victory in 1:55.4. With Kyle Benedetto driving, ...
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Ten to vie at Hoosier Park

on 04/27/2005 2:00 AM
He Wants It All, who won the Isle of Capri final in a career-best 1:50.3 at Pompano Park this winter, and is coming off a 1:51.3 victory in the Free For All at Balmoral Park April 23, has been installed the 3-1 morning-line choice in Saturday's $200,000 Dan Patch Invitational Pace at Hoosier Park. A 5-year-old son of The Big Dog, He Wants It All has career earnings approaching $400,000 for owne...
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No elim for Berry's Creek

on 04/26/2005 2:00 AM
With just 11 horses entered, eliminations will not be held for the Berry's Creek for 3-year-old male pacers. The $250,000 (estimate) final is set for May 7 at the Meadowlands. The 11 entries, with 10 racing in a single prep race at the Meadowlands Saturday night, are: Odds On Duane, Jo Pa's Shark, Pat's All Star, Mega Hall, Jenna's Choice, Mystic Gold, Realiscape, Michael's Marvel, Failsafe Hal...
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1:56.2 for Sub Rosa

on 04/26/2005 2:00 AM
Sub Rosa Hanover, a 3-year-old filly by Western Hanover, qualified in 1:56.2 at The Meadows Tuesday morning. The filly finished second in the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Championship last September and then headed to Lexington for a third-place finish in an International Stallion Stakes division. Dan Altmeyer trains the filly.
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Terrific ten at Hoosier

on 04/26/2005 2:00 AM
The field of 10 older pacers appears to be set for this Saturday's $200,000 Dan Patch Invitational at Hoosier Park. Although it looks to be an evenly-matched field, the headliner is Maltese Artist based off his world-record performance in the opening round of the Classic Series at Dover Downs April 18. In that race, Maltese Artist paced in 1:48.3, the fastest mile ever clocked over a five-eight...
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Hurri Kane, Durgin win

on 04/25/2005 2:00 AM
Hurri Kane Billy G and longshot Durgin Hanover won their respective $20,000 divisions of the Father Foley Trotting Series Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands. Driven by Daniel Dube and trained by John McDermott, Hurri Kane Billy G trotted the mile in 1:55.2. CR Kinetic could not sustain a first-over bid and finished second, while Chucaro Ahijuna rallied from sixth at the top of the stretch for ...
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A filly for Moni Maker

on 04/25/2005 2:00 AM
Moni Maker, North America's richest Standardbred with career earnings of $5.5 million, delivered a filly by Self Possessed Saturday night (April 23). Moni Maker is scheduled to be bred to Cantab Hall. Moni Maker's first offspring, Touch Of Moni, is a 3 year old and has been training well, according to horseman Jimmy Takter. Her second foal, a filly by Conway Hall, is a yearling but will not be ...
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Restive out until August

on 04/25/2005 2:00 AM
Trainer Erv Miller has told The Horseman Breeders Crown champion Restive Hanover will not race this year until at least late August as a result of a knee injury. The 3-year-old filly had injured a knee and she recently "touched it again," according to Miller. The daughter of The Panderosa was a nine-time winner in 14 starts last year. She wrapped up her season in style with victories in an Inte...
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Canyon Wind wins by nose

on 04/24/2005 2:00 AM
Canyon Wind posted his third victory in a row, although this one was a close call as he edged Boulder Creek in a tight photo in 1:50.1 Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Canyon Wind won the $42,500 Open Pace after taking the lead from Eaton Road Kill past the opening quarter. A game Boulder Creek had to grind out a first-over trip. The two horses matched strides in deep stretch, but it was th...
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