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Sisco A Berry's Creek Star

on 05/07/2005 2:00 AM
Four Starz Sisco bounced back from a poor finish a week ago to win the $225,450 Berry's Creek final at the Meadowlands on Saturday night, May 7, in strong fashion. The victory was the first in the event for Four Starzzzz Stable, whose other two starters--Four Starzzz King in 2004 and Four Starzzz Shark in 2001--missed winning by a nose and a head, respectively. The victory in 1:50.3, a fifth of...
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Manzi passes Case

on 05/07/2005 2:00 AM
Cat Manzi scored the 11,028th driving victory of his career with The Intimidator in the tenth race Saturday, May 7, at the Meadowlands. With this trip to the winner's circle he became the second leading driver by wins of all time. Earlier on the card Manzi, 54, scored win number 11,027 to equal Walter Case Jr.'s career tally. Now he trails only Herve Fillion, who has 15,103 wins.
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Ideal News Rallies

on 05/06/2005 2:00 AM
Ideal News, who swept the Blossom Series last month, extended her winning streak to four in a $15,000 condition pace Thursday night at the Meadowlands. Ideal News rallied from off the pace and drew off to a 1 3/4-length victory over Figure The Odds. Freezer Cash was third. John Campbell guided Ideal News, a 3-year-old daughter of Western Ideal, to her fourth win in five starts this year. The...
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Daley gets extension

on 05/06/2005 2:00 AM
Trainer Noel Daley has received another extension of his pre-trial hearing on medication violations. According to Harness Tracks of America's Executive Newsletter, Daley received the extension Thursday, May 5, when the prosecution asked for a postponement because a laboratory has not completed its analysis of the items found in Daley's barn during a search March 2. Prosecutor Mark Tarantino sai...
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Lawsuit in Florida?

on 05/06/2005 2:00 AM
With only today left in the Florida legislative session, the chances of passing a slots bill for Broward County are very slim. And if a bill is not passed, one of the pari-mutuel entities that would benefit from slots legislation could take the Legislature to court. "They're going to end up with a lawsuit," Daniel Adkins , vice president of Hartman & Tyner Inc., owner of Hollywood Greyhound Tra...
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Village Jolt in 1:52.2

on 05/06/2005 2:00 AM
Last year's 2-Year-Old Colt Pacer of the Year Village Jolt won his third consecutive qualifier Friday morning, May 6, at the Meadowlands, this time in 1:52.2 by 2 ½ lengths. With Ron Pierce driving, Village Jolt paced a final quarter of :27.4 to defeat last year's New Jersey Sire Stakes final winner Eleven AM and Bluegrass Stakes winner Getting Real, who were second and third, respectively. ...
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Rainbow Blue wins by head

on 05/06/2005 2:00 AM
Rainbow Blue won the Open Mares Pace at the Meadowlands on Friday night, May 6, as expected, but Glowing Report was successful in closing the gap between herself and the reigning Horse of the Year. Directed by Ron Pierce, Rainbow Blue cut the mile with comfortable fractions, but had to sprint a :26 last quarter to hold off a powerful stretch challenge from the pocketsitting Glowing Report and d...
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Copywriter in 1:53.2

on 05/05/2005 2:00 AM
Copywriter, a 3-year-old Artsplace filly bred and owned by Brittany Farms, won her first start of the season at the Meadowlands Wednesday night, scoring in 1:53.2 by 1 1/2 lengths. Last season Copywriter won one of her seven starts, taking her mark of 1:53 in the Hayes Memorial at Du Quoin.
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Lotteria field set

on 05/04/2005 2:00 AM
The 56th edition of the Gran Premio Lotteria will be raced at the Agnano track in Naples, Italy, Sunday May 8. It has three divisions/eliminations with eight trotters in each and is raced with a final and a consolation for a total purse of about $800,000. The purse for the final will be $600,000. There can still be scratches until May 6, but the withdrawn horses will be replaced with substitute...
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Solveig's big brother wins

on 05/04/2005 2:00 AM
Down The Middle, a 4-year-old full brother to last year's top stakes-winning 2-year-old filly Solveig, won a qualifier at The Red Mile Tuesday morning by 18 lengths in 1:58.1. But while Down The Middle is older than Solveig, the filly is slightly more experienced. Down The Middle has only made nine lifetime starts while Solveig won eight of 12 last season while on her way to earning honors as t...
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Frightening P has filly

on 05/04/2005 2:00 AM
Frightening P, the co-fastest race mare of all-time, gave birth to a filly by Real Artist just before 11 a.m. Wednesday. The filly is "all legs, maybe the biggest foal I've ever seen," said trainer and co-owner Kelvin Harrison. "She looks identical to her mother. She's already up and walking around." Mother and daughter are at Blairwood Farms in Columbus, N.J. Frightening P set her world r...
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Berry's Creek field

on 05/03/2005 2:00 AM
The $225,480 Berry's Creek on Saturday night at the Meadowlands has turned into a wide-open affair with the absence of Jenna's Choice due to an injury. Four Starz Sisco, who drew post eight in the field of 10 three-year-old pacers, is the 5-2 morning line favorite in the 17th edition of the Berry's Creek, carded as the sixth race. Unraced at two, Four Starz Sisco attracted the spotlight when he...
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Colt suffers fracture

on 05/03/2005 2:00 AM
The news that changed the complexion of the Berry's Creek final race was a pastern injury to Jenna's Choice, which will sideline him for the remainder of the year according to Tammy Silva, who works in partnership with her husband, trainer Mark Silva. "Jenna's Choice is out of the Berry's Creek Final," Tammy Silva said on Tuesday morning. "I knew after the race Saturday night (the Berry's Cree...
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Rainbow Blue in Friday

on 05/03/2005 2:00 AM
Rainbow Blue, the 2004 Horse of the Year, will compete in a $42,500 event for open mares Friday night at the Meadowlands. The six-horse field will include Glowing Report and Artbitration, who finished second and third, respectively, in the first Classic Series leg last month at Dover. This will be the third pari-mutuel start of the season for Rainbow Blue. The field also includes Apple Krisp...
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Durgin Hanover in 1:53.4

on 05/01/2005 2:00 AM
Durgin Hanover, a 4-year-old gelding by Lindy Lane, captured the Father Foley Final at the Meadowlands Sunday afternoon with a controlling 1:53.4 effort. Dink Adoo finished second but broke stride before the wire and was placed third, behind Hurri Kane Billy G. Chucaro Ahijuna broke stride and finished ninth. David Miller drove Durgin Hanover to the victory. "He just kind of trotted on his own,...
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Mr. Muscleman wins Open

on 04/30/2005 2:00 AM
Mr Muscleman coasted to a 1 1/2-length victory over Hellava Hush and driver Cat Manzi in the $42,500 Open Trot Friday night at the Meadowlands. The 2004 Older Trotter of the Year, Mr Muscleman covered the mile in 1:53.2, only one-fifth of a second off of his lifetime best. Ten-year-old Fool's Goal, with John Campbell driving, was third by 1 3/4 lengths. The 4-year-old mare Mystical Sunshine was fo...
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Boulder Creek Wins First

on 04/30/2005 2:00 AM
Boulder Creek picked up a second-over trip during a wicked :26.3 second quarter then pulled off his cover at the head of the lane and sprinted to a 1:49 victory in the $47,500 Open Pace at the Meadowlands Saturday night. The 2-5 favorite in the field of nine, Boulder Creek, with Biran Sears in the bike, picked up his first victory of the year in four starts for trainer Mark Silva and owners C...
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Shu Hanover in 1:48.3

on 04/30/2005 2:00 AM
Shu Hanover paced three wide through the first turn en route to a :26.3 opening quarter, relinquished the lead on the backstretch then rallied up the pylons in deep stretch to score a 1:48.3 victory in a $30,000 conditioned pace at the Meadowlands Saturday night. Shu Hanover, who swept the Fox Sports Net Series in his last three starts, relinquished his lead to Basil Hanover and Brian Sears go...
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Dan Patch to Maltese Artist

on 04/30/2005 2:00 AM
Maltese Artist rocketed away from the field at the head of the stretch and cruised to the wire with a 1:49.4 victory in the $200,00 Dan Patch Invitational at Hoosier Park Saturday night. Canyon Wind and David Miller made a late, middle of the track rally to be second with Whosurboy and Rick Macomber Jr. finishing third. With Ron Pierce in the bike, Maltese Artist left from outside post nine and...
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Jenna's Choice romps

on 04/30/2005 2:00 AM
Jenna's Choice took the lead on the outside at the half and then romped home by 5 1/4 lengths for a 1:51.3 victory in the $25,000 Berry's Creek Prep at the Meadowlands Saturday night. Pat's All Star was second and Jo Pa's Shark third in a three-horse blanket finish that had Realiscape finishing fourth. Brian Sears was in the bike as Jenna's Choice scored his sixth victory in 14 starts this yea...
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