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Dan Patch champ returns

on 04/21/2005 2:00 AM
Dan Patch Award winner Village Jolt made his first appearance as a sophomore a winning one, capturing a qualifier at Pocono Downs Thursday morning in 1:56. With trainer Ed Hart at the lines, the son of Cam's Card Shark sat in the two hole through fractions of :28.3, :57.3 and 1:26.3 before tipping out in the final turn and going on to win by more than three lengths. "I am very happy. It was whe...
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Casablanca Hall wins

on 04/21/2005 2:00 AM
Casablanca Hall, owned by Walnut Hall Ltd., Denim Stable, Mary Katz and the Lucky Shamrock Stable of Thoroughbred trainer Nick Zito and his wife, Kim, paced to a career-best 1:55.1 victory in a conditioned event at Pompano Park Wednesday night. With Bruce Ranger driving for trainer Fred Grant, Casablanca Hall raced first-over but was able to edge pacesetter Cien in the final strides to win by o...
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CR Commando nite at Dover

on 04/21/2005 2:00 AM
Breeding earnings for CR Commando are guaranteed to increase Thursday night as all 16 entrants into a pair of $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund finals at Dover Downs are sons or daughters of the Winbak Farm stallion. Eight 3-year-old fillies will line up behind the gate in Dover's sixth race on its closing-day program. The morning-line choice from post six is Go Sassy Go, bred and ow...
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Ideal News sweeps series

on 04/21/2005 2:00 AM
Ideal News overcame an early breakaway by Righteous Renee and I'm All In to complete her series sweep in the $64,850 Blossom Final Wednesday night at the Meadowlands. Ideal News paced the mile in a stakes record and lifetime best of 1:52, winning by a head over I'm All In. It was 4 1/2 lengths back to Righteous Renee in third. Righteous Renee, with I'm All In drafting behind her, cut the ear...
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Four for Four Starz Sisco

on 04/21/2005 2:00 AM
Unbeaten Four Starz Sisco turned in his fourth straight victory in his final tune-up for the April 30 elimination races for the Berry's Creek Pace. Unraced at two, Four Starz Sisco captured the first race Wednesday at the Meadowlands in a lifetime best 1:50.2. The gelded son of The Panderosa, driven by Eric Ledford and trained by Dave Sabatelli, races for the Four Starzzzz Stable.
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Bettor files lawsuit

on 04/20/2005 2:00 AM
An interesting lawsuit has been filed in connection with the Thoroughbred filly Sweet Catomine's fifth-place finish in the Santa Anita Derby April 9. The lawsuit alleges that the filly's owner, trainer, and others committed fraud by not disclosing the horse's health problems before the race. According to Associated Press, the lawsuit was filed by a bettor who bet on Sweet Catomine. Prior to the...
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Hanners sets Dover mark

on 04/20/2005 2:00 AM
Crossfire N, runner-up last week to Rainbow Blue in a $50,000 Invitational at Dover Downs, scored a 1:53 victory in the $27,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace on Tuesday, April 19 at the Delaware track. The 2004 Horse of the Meet at Dover, Crossfire N is owned by Wendy Crissman and 49 Racing Stables. Mike Cole drove the 6-year-old daughter of Son Of Afella who has earnings of just shy of $100,000 i...
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Village Jolt to qualify

on 04/20/2005 2:00 AM
Reigning Two-Year-Old Colt Pacer of the Year Village Jolt will make his sophomore debut Thursday morning in a qualifying race at Pocono Downs. Village Jolt won six of 10 starts in 2004, including the $663,200 Breeders Crown final at Woodbine in 1:51.1 and the $432,000 Woodrow Wilson final at the Meadowlands in 1:51.3. He finished his year with earnings of $918,577 for owners Jeffrey Snyder and ...
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Garden State Sale full

on 04/20/2005 2:00 AM
New Jersey Classic yearling sale officials have announced the 2005 sale is full and closed. There are 324 yearlings entered for the one-day sale to be held Sept. 11 at the New Jersey Horse Park in Allentown, N.J. Catalogs will be available early August and can be reserved by calling (717) 637-8931 ext. 209 or at the website www.gardenstatesales.com.
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That's 'Daddy Gingras'

on 04/20/2005 2:00 AM
Meadowlands driver Yannick Gingras and his wife, Vicky, welcomed their first child, a son, on Wednesday, April 20, 2005 at 12:03 a.m. at Saint Johns Riverside Hospital in Yonkers, N. Y. Jaiden Remy Gingras is 19 1/2 inches long and weighs in at seven pounds, eight ounces. "Vicky has to be the toughest person I've ever known," said Gingras. "Last night this began. They induced labor, but the ba...
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Another world mark

on 04/19/2005 2:00 AM
Two races after Rainbow Blue set the mare world record for a five-eighths mile track at Dover Downs Monday night, Ron Pierce again took the spotlight. Pierce put his foot on the accelerator, driving Maltese Artist to a 1:48.3 all-time world mark. Starting from post one in a field of 10, the Mikey Burke-trained 4-year-old son of Artiscape fashioned fractions of :26.1, :53.3 and 1:21.3 before hit...
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No Muscle in Elitlopp

on 04/19/2005 2:00 AM
The invitation extended to Mr. Muscleman to compete in next month's Elitlopp at Solvalla racetrack in Stockholm, Sweden, has been withdrawn, Solvalla officials have confirmed. The reason for the withdrawal of the invitation is because of the recent suspension of Mr. Muscleman's trainer, Noel Daley. Just last week the New Jersey Racing Commission suspended Daley for six months and fined him as w...
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Daley's suspension delayed

on 04/19/2005 2:00 AM
The New Jersey Racing Commission has issued a ruling that grants a request by trainer Noel Daley to have his 180-day suspension delayed by six days. The suspension for an elevated TCO2 test on one of Daley's horses was supposed to begin April 21, but he was granted an extension of time concerning the start date of his license suspension. Daley's suspension will now commence April 27 and continu...
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Mare showdown on hold

on 04/18/2005 2:00 AM
The much-anticipated showdown between Rainbow Blue and Loyal Opposition will have to wait as Loyal Opposition has been scratched "sick" out of Monday's opening round of the Classic Series at Dover Downs. "My mare came up with a little temperature and we also found a pus pocket in her foot," Loyal Opposition's trainer Erv Miller told The Horseman by cell phone from the Dover Downs paddock early ...
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Classic Series returns

on 04/18/2005 2:00 AM
Fool's Goal surpassed the $3 million mark in career earnings Monday night, capturing the first $60,000 division of the opening round of the Classic Series at Dover Downs. The 10-year-old trotter is the 12th all-time to reach that level in winnings for owners Bruce McEleven and Ron Allen and trainer Jim Doherty. Driven by John Campbell, Fool's Goal rebuffed the first-over bid by Sand Vic and the...
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Horse of the Year in 1:49.4

on 04/18/2005 2:00 AM
Rainbow Blue shattered the world record for 4-year-old pacing mares on a five-eighths mile track, scoring a 1:49.4 victory in the $85,000 Classic Distaff at Dover Downs Monday night. Driven by Ron Pierce, the 2004 Horse of the Year moved past Glowing Report in mid stretch to win drawing away, with Artbitration third. Pierce dropped in third with Rainbow Blue behind Glowing Report (David Miller)...
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Canyon Wind A Breeze

on 04/17/2005 2:00 AM
Canyon Wind battled first-over from the half to the three-quarters and surged to the lead in the stretch to win by 3 1/4 lengths in the $47,500 Open Pace Saturday night at the Meadowlands. The 5-year-old son of Cambest paced the mile in 1:49.1. Live Out Loud finished second and it was 3 1/2 lengths back to JK Royalflush in third. Driven by David Miller and trained by Steve Elliott, Canyon ...
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Foxy Maneuver wires INSS

on 04/17/2005 2:00 AM
Foxy Maneuver went wire to wire, capturing the opening leg of the Indiana Sire Stakes for older horse and gelding pacers in 1:52.4 Saturday night at Hoosier Park. Owner and trainer Don Eash was in the bike as the 6-year-old Armbro Maneuver gelding cut fractions of :26.3, :56.2 and 1:25.3 en route to his 1 1/4-length victory over Mr Showboat and Jay Cross. Rebelman and Brett Miller were third. ...
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Father Foley Series opens

on 04/17/2005 2:00 AM
Holy Guacamolie and Dink Adoo won their respective $20,000 opening round divisions of the Father Foley Trotting Series at the Meadowlands Sunday afternoon. Holy Guacamolie, driven by Ron Pierce and trained by Linda Toscano, held on for a head victory,over Hurri Kane Billy G, trotting the mile in a lifetime-best 1:52.3. Holy Guacamolie, a 5-year-old son of Conway Hall, is owned by Joe and J...
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Gregory wins 2 in return

on 04/17/2005 2:00 AM
Jeff Gregory, making his first appearance since being hurt in a race accident Jan. 14, wasted no time finding the winner's circle Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway. Gregory had a winning drive in his first of seven starts, making it back to the winner's circle with a horse appropriately named Back O Benachie N. Gregory directed the 13-year-old gelding to a 2:05.3 victory over 1 1/16 miles for t...
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