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Crossfire N repeats

on 03/23/2005 12:00 AM
Crossfire N captured her second straight $27,000 Open Handicap Pace for mares at Dover Downs, winning on Tuesday night in 1:52 for driver Mike Cole. Just as she did last week, Crossfire N raced from the back of the pack and last season's Horse of the Meet responded with a strong come-from-behind performance to post the victory. Owned by Wendy Crissman and 49 Racing Stable and trained by Chuc...
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Track mark at Meadows

on 03/23/2005 12:00 AM
Durgin Hanover, a 4-year-old gelded son of Lindy Lane who had an encounter with a deer just one week earlier, set a track record of 1:55.2 at The Meadows Tuesday night, holding off the late rush of Rose Time. Durgin Hanover, who has the distinction of being placed from third to out of the money in last year's $1 million Canadian Trotting Classic, was spending time in his stall at The Meadows wh...
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Shark bites horse

on 03/23/2005 12:00 AM
Australian Associated Press has reported that a Standardbred who was being exercised in the Brisbane River by his trainer was bitten and then dragged underwater by a bull shark. The date of the incident was not given but according to trainer Alan Treadwell, the 6-year-old gelding Glen-burns Arm suddenly "went over backwards and twisted and then all of a sudden he went berserk." Treadwell sai...
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Daley questions answered

on 03/23/2005 12:00 AM
The Horseman has received questions regarding the horse Night Mystery testing high for TCO2 following a three-day quarantine period requested by trainer Noel Daley after the horse had a positive test after winning at the Meadowlands Feb. 25. The primary question was if a trainer receives advance notice of the quarantine period. Secondly, since a subsequent barn search was done and allegedly nee...
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1,000 wins for Chupp

on 03/22/2005 12:00 AM
Driver Del Chupp scored his 1,000th career victory on Monday night when he won the $10,000 Newcomer Series Final with the horse Nasty Nicky in 1:56.3 at Maywood Park. "I'm glad it came here because this is the track where I've had most of my 1,000 wins," Chupp said in the winner's circle. "I've always preferred to drive at Maywood." The 40-year-old Beecher, Ill., resident began driving in 19...
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Georgia Pacific qualifies

on 03/22/2005 12:00 AM
Georgia Pacific, owned by Randy Bendis, Susan Castelli, John Campbell and William Varney, returned for his 4-year-old campaign with an impressive 1:55.3 open-length victory in a qualifier at The Meadows Tuesday morning. Having not raced since his victory on Dec. 6, 2004, in the Matron Stakes at Dover Downs in 1:49.1, Georgia Pacific was not used hard in the qualifier and won without much urging...
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Ky. drug council meets

on 03/22/2005 12:00 AM
The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council met at The Red Mile clubhouse in Lexington Tuesday afternoon to further discuss proposed race-day medication policies for the Bluegrass state. There was no vote on proposed fines and suspensions for drug and milk shaking offenses as council chairwoman Connie Whitfield wanted the council to gather more information on the subject. A vote could come as early ...
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Dink Adoo in Su Mac Lad

on 03/21/2005 12:00 AM
Dink Adoo extended his winning streak to 10 with a 1 1/4-length victory in a $50,000 first-leg divisions of the Su Mac Lad Series Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands. Dink Adoo is a perfect six-for-six in 2005 and has not lost a race since August 21, 2004, when he finished second in a deadheat at Northfield Park. Cat Manzi positioned Dink Adoo on the back of 2004 Su Mac Lad winner HP Paque ...
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Gural, Scott reach deal

on 03/21/2005 12:00 AM
According to a story in the Oneida (N.Y.) Daily Dispatch, Jeff Gural and Shawn Scott are close to reaching an agreement to help bring Vernon Downs' parent company of Mid-State Raceway out of bankruptcy. The story quotes Gural as saying, "We had some discussions and I'm hopeful we'll be able to reach an agreement. We're fairly close to reaching an agreement." Gural added that the agreement is a ...
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War Paint wins qualifier

on 03/21/2005 12:00 AM
War Paint made his first racetrack appearance since last November a winning one, capturing a qualifier Monday morning easily in 1:58 over a "sloppy" Mohawk racetrack. Paul MacDonell drove the 6-year-old son of Malabar Man for trainer Dave Tingley, drawing clear to a five-length victory over Will Sikes and Berto's Dream. The winner of the 2004 Arthur Cutler Memorial at the Meadowlands in a lifet...
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It's Not Luck wins at 75-1

on 03/20/2005 12:00 AM
It was luck that allowed 75-1 It's Not Luck to win the the first of two $25,000 second round divisions of the Four Leaf Clover Series Saturday night at the Meadowlands. The trip worked out perfect," said trainer-driver Patrick Lachance. "We had a nice fast half (54 seconds). I had a two-hole trip. The horse going first up (Fox Valley Gallant) made a break at the top of the lane, which gave me ...
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Life Source in 1:49 Open

on 03/20/2005 12:00 AM
Life Source caught Eaton Road Kill for a length victory and a 1:49 victory in the $42,500 Open Pace. Cunning Liar was third by two lengths. The 1:49 mile equaled the fastest ever for the month of March, which was set by Sagebrush last Saturday night, March 12. Life Source, driven by George Brennan and trained by Richard J. Banca for his father, Richard T. Banca, posted his third win in nin...
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Galantine wins Cam Fella

on 03/20/2005 12:00 AM
Galantine Hanover made his move to the front at the mid-point of the $126,000 ( C ) Cam Fella Pacing Series final and went on to score a 1:52.1 victory at Woodbine Saturday night. Driven by Mike Saftic, the 4-year-old Grinfromeartoear stallion took the lead from Great Expense shortly after the :55.2 half. He passed the three quarters in 1:24 and with a :28.1 final panel held off Quiet Flight an...
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Quik Pulse Mindale scores

on 03/20/2005 12:00 AM
Quik Pulse Mindale uncorked a :25.3 final quarter and captured his season debut with a 1:51.2 mile in the Free For All Handicap Pace at Balmoral Park Saturday night. Big Sham (Andy Miller), who finished third in the mile, took the field to the opening quarter in :28.3, then relinquished the lead to Color Me Best (Tim Wilson Jr.), who set fractions of :57 and 1:25. Meanwhile, Tony Morgan eased...
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New USTA exec ok'd

on 03/19/2005 12:00 AM
The board of directors of the U.S. Trotting Association convened their annual meeting in Columbus Saturday and in the opening general session approved Eric Sharbaugh as the association's new executive vice president. Sharbaugh replaces Fred J. Noe, who retires effective March 31. Sharbaugh, a native of Harrisburg, Pa., has been working as an executive in information technology and also hails fr...
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Gregory will return soon

on 03/19/2005 12:00 AM
Catch-driver Jeff Gregory was in attendance at the U.S.Trotting Association's annual meeting. Gregory, a director from New Jersey, made the meeting his first big road trip since breaking his hip in a racing accident. Wearing a suit and a yellow tie, Gregory was walking around at the USTA meeting headquarters in suburban Columbus without the aid of crutches. "I've only been walking for about ...
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McDermott's luck of Irish

on 03/18/2005 12:00 AM
Police officer-turned trainer John McDermott had all the luck of the Irish Thursday afternoon at Monticello Raceway as he directed Trotting Rabbit to a 4 ½-length victory in the St. Paddy Pace. Although Trotting Rabbit had won his last three races on the front end, McDermott elected to come from behind with his charge and the strategy paid off with a 2:02.3 victory. Row Urboat Hanover and dr...
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Maywood offers reward

on 03/18/2005 12:00 AM
A $10,000 reward has been offered by Maywood Park for information leading to the arrest of the two gunmen who robbed the racetrack March 2 and the return of the undisclosed amount of cash. According to the Cook County sheriff's statement, the two men confronted a security guard at about 8 a.m. shortly after an armored truck delivered cash to the track. The men bound the guard and took his keys,...
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VLT differences in Md.

on 03/18/2005 12:00 AM
Maryland's state Senate voted Thursday to send its slot machine bill to the House of Delegates, amending the state House bill to be an exact copy of the bill it passed earlier this year. The Senate bill will allow up to 15,500 in seven locations, including racetracks. The House bill calls for 9,500 at just four locations. According to the Baltimore Sun, two senators who earlier voted for the bi...
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Elsu wins Interdominion

on 03/18/2005 12:00 AM
Elsu became New Zealand's first $2 million pacer when he won the $750,000 Interdominion final Thursday night at Alexandra Park. The win comes one week after Elsu's trainer, Geoff Small, reportedly fell asleep while transporting the horse back to his farm after the Interdominion eliminations. Small reportedly said he briefly fell asleep but quickly awoke just before running off the road. "It ...
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