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Two wins for Ford

on 05/14/2005 2:00 AM
Trainer Mark Ford won the a $45,000 Open Pace for fillies and mares with Stonebridge Kisses and a $35,000 conditioned pace with Brandon's Cowboy Saturday at Woodbine. Showing her favorite style, Stonebridge Kisses rallied from off the pace and posted her seventh victory in 13 starts this season, this one clocked in 1:52.1. She defeated Burning Point and Carolina Sunshine. Brandon's Cowboy wo...
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Graduate elims held

on 05/14/2005 2:00 AM
Life Source was a 1:49 winner of his Graduate elim while Holborn Hanover took the second in 1:49.2. Life Source won over Articulator while Holborn Hanover edged Driven To Win by a neck. Life Source now has five wins in 15 starts this year for trainer Richard Banca. Holborn Hanover, last year's Meadowlands jPace winner, posted his first victory of the season in his third start.
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Height suspended 5 years

on 05/13/2005 2:00 AM
Trainer Chris Height has been suspended five years and fined $5,000 by the Delaware Racing Commission for presenting the horse Ruthy Ruthless N for a quarantine stay in which she had a metabolic alkalosis measurement of base excess level of 25.1, more than twice the level that triggers a violation. In a pre-race teset at Harrington Raceway May 3, Ruthy Ruthless N had an elevated TCO2 test. When...
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Upset City at Harrington

on 05/13/2005 2:00 AM
It was "Upset City" at Harrington Raceway Thursday night as Cheyenne Legend scored a 19-1 surprising victory in the $32,500 Magician Trot final and Ellen's Beach Babe won the $38,000 Miss Harrington final at odds of 8-1. Cheyenne Legend, owned by Andrew Stafford, was driven by Eddie Davis. Jr. Davis sat second behind Sweet Apple Annie (Eddie Dennis), who went to the front after second-choice Ma...
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Top mare aims for Classic

on 05/13/2005 2:00 AM
Kikikatie, who handed eventual Horse of the Year Rainbow Blue her only defeat in 2004 when she won the Mistletoe Shalee at the Meadowlands, is ready and raring to go, according to trainer Joe Seekman. Seekman told The Horseman Friday morning from his farm in western Michigan that after two qualifiers at Balmoral Park, he plans on entering the 4-year-old daughter of Real Artist next weekend at that...
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Self Professed in 1:57.3

on 05/13/2005 2:00 AM
Self Professed made his second qualifying start of the year Friday morning at the Meadowlands, winning by three-quarters of a length over Cadillac Hall in 1:57.3 for driver Ron Pierce. Self Professed, a 3-year-old son of Self Possessed, was lightly raced last year, capturing a division of the Bluegrass Stakes at The Red Mile last fall in one of his only six starts. Another notable 3-year-old wi...
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Always Cam wins qualifier

on 05/13/2005 2:00 AM
Always Cam, who pulled off a huge upset victory in last year's Breeders Crown Mare Pace, made her first start of the 2005 season with a 1:56 qualifying win at The Meadows Friday morning. With Brian Zendt aboard, the 6-old daughter of Western Hanover won by five lengths with a :28.4 last quarter.
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Cutler elims held

on 05/13/2005 2:00 AM
Mr. Muscleman and Hurri Kane Billy G were the winners of the two eliminations for the Arthur J. Cutler Memorial Friday night at the Meadowlands. Mr. Muscleman held off Hez Striking in 1:54.2 while Hurri Kane Billy G popped out a two-hole trip to score in 1:53. In the elim won by Hurri Kane Billy G, Sand Vic was a surprising second over betting favorite Hellava Hush. Holy Guacamolie broke stride...
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Ideal News wins fifth

on 05/13/2005 2:00 AM
Ideal News posted her fifth victory in six starts this season with a handy 3 1/2-length triumph in 1:52.2 in a New Jersey Sire Stakes division Friday night at the Meadowlands. The second division went to I'm All In, who wired the field in 1:53.1. Ideal News, a filly from the first crop by Western Ideal, has not lost since her first start of the season on March 31, when she was beaten by a mere...
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Lady Suffolk at Freehold

on 05/13/2005 2:00 AM
Margarita Nights and Laughing Louder won the two divisions of the Lady Suffolk Trot at Freehold Raceway Friday afternoon. Margrita Nights, a filly by Yankee Glide, scored in 1:58.4 for driver Steve Smith after enjoying a two-hole trip behind Motivational. Laughing Louder, who won by a neck in 2:00.1, also enjoyed a two-hole trip. The pacesetter was Drinks Like A Fish, who finished second but...
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6,000 wins for Ranger

on 05/12/2005 2:00 AM
Bruce Ranger, the winningest driver in the history of Pompano Park, scored his 6,000th career win Wednesday night, guiding the unbeaten 3-year-old gelding Elvis Cole to victory in the seventh race. Ranger, 45, is now ranked 30th in the history of harness racing for dashes won. Last year Ranger was ranked sixth in the nation in victories. During his career the Maine native has won 10 driving and...
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Canadian Hall of Fame

on 05/12/2005 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group chairman David Willmot, trainer Stew Firlotte and stallion Garland Lobell have been elected for induction into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. Also elected were outstanding performers Glorys Comet and Armbro Omaha. Willmot was elected in the Builders' category and was recognized for his efforts in helping the financially-trouble Ontario Jockey Club in the mi...
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Tough drug rules for Ky.

on 05/12/2005 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council voted unanimously at a Thursday afternoon meeting to present a comprehensive list of penalties for medication violations to the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority for its approval at its meeting Monday afternoon, May 16. The Drug Council, with the Standardbred industry represented by Walnut Hall Ltd.'s Alan Leavitt and the Kentucky Harness Horsemen's Asso...
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Action possible in Fla.

on 05/11/2005 2:00 AM
According to a report in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel newspaper, Broward County commissioners are considering taking whatever action they can to get slots up and running at the county's pari-mutuel facilities, which includes Pompano Park. Last week the Florida legislature failed to pass legislation to regulate slot machine gambling at Broward County's pari-mutuel venues. County commissioners ...
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Progress for Tioga Downs

on 05/11/2005 2:00 AM
Tioga County lawmakers introduced a bill Tuesday that would permit video lottery terminals (VLTs) at Tioga Downs. County lawmakers must approve VLTs, but will first hold a public hearing on June 10. According to the Binghamton (NY) Press & Sun, a final vote is expected June 14. Tioga Downs is owned by Jeffrey Gural and TrackPower, a company whose principals are Standardbred owners John and Paul...
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Kikikatie wins qualifier

on 05/11/2005 2:00 AM
Kikikatie, the 2003 Two-Year-Old Filly Pacer of the Year, won a qualifier Wednesday at Balmoral Park in 1:57. With Dale Hiteman driving for trainer Joe Seekman, Kikikatie finished 9/2 lengths ahead of the closest of her four rivals. A 4-year-old daughter of Real Artist, Kikikatie is owned by Lee and Linda DeVisser. She has won 19 of 28 career races, including a Mistletoe Shalee victory last yea...
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Top colts vie in NJSS

on 05/10/2005 2:00 AM
Top sophomore pacing prospects Village Jolt and Rocknroll Hanover will make their 2005 pari-mutuel debuts in divisions of the opening round of New Jersey Sire Stakes at the Meadowlands Saturday night. Village Jolt, named the Dan Patch Award winner as the best of his division last year, has drawn post six in the second of the two divisions (5th race) for the sophomore colt pacers and will have t...
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Top performer and sire

on 05/09/2005 2:00 AM
No Nukes, who turned heads with his speed as a young colt and then went on to sire the top stallions Western Hanover and Jate Lobell, died Monday morning at Hanover Shoe Farm's New Jersey division. He was 26. A son of Oil Burner-Gidget Lobell, No Nukes won four of six starts as a 2 year old and paced to a mark of 1:56.3. At age three he lowered his record to 1:52.1 in a time trial and was a top...
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A filly for Pizza Dolce

on 05/09/2005 2:00 AM
Pizza Dolce, one of the sport's few trotting fillies to cover the mile in under 1:53, has given birth to her first foal. Pizza Dolce delivered a filly by Kadabra at Peninsula Farm in Kentucky on Friday (May 6). Pizza Dolce, a daughter of Conway Hall, sports a career mark of 1:52.4 and earnings of $668,824. She won 14 of 23 career starts.
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Noble wins 4,000th

on 05/07/2005 2:00 AM
Driver Sam "Chip" Noble III won his 4,000th career race Friday night, reaching the milestone in the second race of the opening night card at Scioto Downs. Noble drove Lucyanna to a wire-to-wire 1:57.1 victory.
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