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68 nominated to stake

on 03/02/2005 12:00 AM
The Red Mile's race secretary Nick Salvi has told The Horseman the inaugural $225,000 (est.) Moni Maker for 3-year-old filly trotters scheduled for September has drawn 68 nominations, including the winners of virtually every headline stake in 2004. Among the nominees to the Moni Maker, which will have eliminations Sept. 10 and final Sept. 17, is the Dan Patch Award-winning Solveig. She is joine...
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Hambo champ retires

on 03/01/2005 12:00 AM
Scarlet Knight, the son of Pine Chip who returned to the United States as a 3 year old and won the 2001 Hambletonian, the first horse to return from abroad to win a major stake, has been retired by trainer and owner Stefan Melander. A $17,000 yearling purchase by Melander, Scarlet Knight went on to win 41 of 68 career starts over two continents, and $2,559,442 in purses. He won the Hambletonian...
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AA Theory to Indiana

on 03/01/2005 12:00 AM
Meadowlands Pace winner Allamerican Theory has been retired and will head to stallion duty at Schwartz Boarding Farm in Indiana. The 5-year-old son of Jenna's Beach Boy made his final start Feb. 23 at the Meadowlands. "He was one of the most hard-luck horses that has ever been around," trainer Des Tackoor told The Horseman. "At the best of times he was great, the other times there was always a ...
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Ky Senate passes tax plan

on 03/01/2005 12:00 AM
The Kentucky State Senate passed Gov. Ernie Fletcher's tax modernization bill by a vote of 37-0 late Monday night. The bill includes two horse industry provisions, one of which would direct tax money to breed incentive programs. The bill will now go into Conference Committee where disagreements over the provisions of the Senate bill and previously passed House bill will be negotiated. So far, t...
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Announcer Miller dies

on 03/01/2005 12:00 AM
George Miller, the announcer at Saratoga Harness Raceway for 24 years from 1958 through 1981, died Friday, Feb. 25, at the age of 89. Mr. Miller joined the publicity department at Saratoga in 1947, later becoming the announcer at Vernon Downs in 1995, when he called Adios Harry's world-record 1:55 mile. Other tracks he called races at over the yeras were Baltimore Raceway, Maywood Park, Phoenix...
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Bowie's horse wins final

on 02/28/2005 12:00 AM
Boo's Boy tipped out of the pocket at the top of the stretch and went on to a stakes record 1:51.3 victory for driver Jim Morrill Jr. in the $77,000 Senior Trendsetter final at the Meadowlands Sunday afternoon. Hi Ho Silver Star edged pacesetter Fate's Place for runner-up honors. A 4-year-old gelded son of Cambest, Boo's Boy is trained by Richard J. Banca for owner Sam Bowie. The win was Boo...
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Windsor moves Prov. Cup

on 02/28/2005 12:00 AM
Windsor Raceway has announced that the 40th annual Provincial Cup, originally scheduled for May 29, will be rescheduled to a date in the fall. The track did not begin racing this year until Jan. 23 due to licensing issues. "It takes time for an operation the size of Windsor Raceway to return to normal after a disruption in operations such as we experienced in January. This Provincial Cup will ...
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Meadows & Yonkers cancels

on 02/28/2005 12:00 AM
The Meadows and Yonkers Raceway have canceled their Monday night live racing cards due to a snowstorm spreading through the Northeast. Also, the Meadowlands has announced that it will not be open for simulcasting.
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He Wants It All wins Isle

on 02/27/2005 12:00 AM
He Wants It All and driver Tony Morgan led from start to finish in capturing the $160,200 Isle of the Pacing Series Final at Pompano Park Saturday. He Wants It All won by 1 1/4 lengths in 1:50.4 over Maltese Artist and Dee Magic Man. Trained by Tom Harmer and owned by Michael Polansky, it was the second straight win and third victory of the year for He Wants It All, a 5-year-old stallion by Th...
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Chucaro Ahijuna sweeps

on 02/27/2005 12:00 AM
Chucaro Ahijuna and driver Kevin Wallis took the lead after the opening quarter in the $80,000 Mack Lobell Trotting Series and sped away to a 1 3/4-length triumph in 1:53.3, the fastest trotting mile ever in the 41-year history of Pompano Park. The mark surpassed the former world record set by Mack Lobell in 1987 of 1:54.1. Trained by Paul Bernardo and owned by the Berry Stable, it was the thi...
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Cape & Cutter shocker

on 02/26/2005 12:00 AM
Feathery Fame pulled a 55-1 shocker Friday night at the Meadowlands, winning the $91,600 Cape & Cutter final for older pacing mares in a stakes record 1:51. Driven by David Miller, Feathery Fame ralllied off cover to win by a short head over Odds On Charmaine and Artbitration, the three horses across in a tight photo finish. "The trip worked out good," said Miller. "I had cover until the to...
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Mary Sue in TLC

on 02/26/2005 12:00 AM
Mary Sue Too extended her winning streak to four and completed a series sweep with a victory in the $79,500 Tender Loving Care final for 3-year-old pacing fillies at the Meadowlands Friday night. Ron Pierce put even-money favorite Mary Sue Too on the lead by the half and then drew away in the stretch to win by 1 3/4 lengths over Alexa Hall in a stakes record 1:53.3. Mary Sue Too, a daughter ...
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EHV hits The Meadows

on 02/26/2005 12:00 AM
One barn at The Meadows is now under quaraintine following the testing positive of a horse for Equine Herpes Virus (EHV) at the Pittsburgh-area track. The horse, Twilight Mystery, died Feb. 18 and the barn has been placed under a 21-day quarantine. Twilight Mystery was trained by Jeff Indof. According to a story in Saturday's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, other trainers whose horses are now under qu...
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Francam wins Exit 16W

on 02/26/2005 12:00 AM
Francam got up in the last stride, edging Shattered Halo at the wire and capturing the $71,000 Exit 16W Series final in a stakes record 1:50.2 Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Ron Pierce popped the earplugs on Francam as the gate opened and the 4-year-old Cambest gelding shot out from post nine, was three wide in the first turn and gained the top at the opening quarter in :27. David Miller an...
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Live Out Loud sweeps

on 02/26/2005 12:00 AM
Live Out Loud tipped off cover third-over at the head of the stretch, charged down the middle of the homestretch and held off Driven To Win by less than a length to win the $78,250 Aquarius Series final in 1:50.2 Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Patrick Lachance, who became the first trainer-driver to take the Aquarius final in 18 years, settled fifth while Brandon's Cowboy took the field to ...
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Jenna's Choice in final

on 02/26/2005 12:00 AM
After making a break behind the gate in last week's second leg of the Jr. Trendsetter Series, Jenna's Choice made a clean start and went wire to wire in winning the $95,000 final in a series record 1:52.2 Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Brian Sears was in the bike as the 3-year-old Jenna's Beach Boy gelding grabbed the early lead from post two and dictated fractions of :26.4, :54.4 and 1:23....
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Allamerican Theory retired

on 02/26/2005 12:00 AM
Allamerican Theory, the Meadowlands Pace winner in 2003, will now be retired, according to his trainer, Des Tackoor. The 5-year-old son of Jenna's Beach Boy made his last start Wednesday night, Feb. 23, finishing eighth in the fourth race at the Meadowlands. According to the Meadowlands release, arrangements are not finalized, but Allamerican Theory is expected to stand stud in Indiana. Onl...
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Racing cards canceled

on 02/24/2005 12:00 AM
Thursday night cards at the Meadowlands, The Meadows and Dover Downs were canceled due to winter storms expected in those areas.
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Magna's revenues up

on 02/23/2005 12:00 AM
Magna Entertainment Corp. (MEC) reported Tuesday that its 2004 revenues climbed to $731.5 million, up from $708.9 million in 2003, but once again the company showed a loss on its bottom line. The 2004 net loss was $95.6 million versus $105 the previous year. Jim McAlpine, president and chief executive officer of MEC, commented on the results in a prepared statement: "While we have made strides...
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Night Styles Series begins

on 02/23/2005 12:00 AM
Theresa Hall grinded first-over and still prevailed at the wire in a first leg division of the Night Styles Series Wednesday night at the Meadowlands. She won by one-half length over betting favorite Follow Your Bliss. The other division was won by Smashingpringipisa. Theresa Hall, a 4-year-old mare by Blissfull Hall, is owned by Joel Tobia and trained by George Anthony. She now has two wins in...
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