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on 02/23/2005 12:00 AM
Allamerican Theory, the winner of the 2003 Meadowlands Pace, returned to the Big M to compete Wednesday night after undergoing throat surgery in December, but didn't show signs of his former championship form. Despite being the betting favorite, he finished eighth, pacing in 1:54.4 for driver David Miller. Stock Market Wiz won the race in 1:53. Allamerican Theory sports lifetime earnings of $83...
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President's Day feature

on 02/22/2005 12:00 AM
Arizona Liar set all the fractions en route to a 1:50.2 victory in the $32,000 Preferred Handicap Pace President's Day at Dover Downs. Driven by Sean Bier, Arizona Liar left quickly from post one and never looked back in downing Cool Flying Fun (Brian Sears) and Bay Sign (Jon Roberts). It was the first win of 2005 for Arizona Liar, a son of Arizona Jack, who was obtained by Rojan Stables and Do...
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Ponder wins 2005 debut

on 02/22/2005 12:00 AM
Ponder, who was considered to be one of trainer Bob McIntosh's top contenders in 2004 for 3-year-old pacing honors, made a successful 2005 debut Monday night at Woodbine, winning a $17,820 conditioned event in 1:52.3 for driver Mark MacDonald. A son of The Panderosa, Ponder made just eight starts last year as a sophomore, winning twice. He was scratched sick out of the Burlington in early June ...
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Fans to vote in Jug poll

on 02/22/2005 12:00 AM
To celebrate the 60thanniversary of the Little Brown Jug, the race's officials are asking fans to select their favorite Jug winner and favorite Jug race. From a list of favorite horses and races already compiled by a panel of 72 trainers, driver, owners, breeders and media, race fans can select their favorites. One horse and one race were selected to represent each of the six decades of the rac...
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Fate's Place scores

on 02/20/2005 12:00 AM
Fate's Place won a stretch battle with Boo's Boy by a neck and captured a $12,500 second leg division of the Sr. Trendsetter Series in 1:52.3 Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands. Other division winners were Armbro Becalm in 1:51.4 and Hi Ho Silver Star in 1:53.4. Driven by Brian Sears for trainer Michael Taub, Fate's Place scored his second victory of the year, both in Sr. Trendsetter legs. Ken...
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Repeat series winner

on 02/19/2005 12:00 AM
Live Out Loud rallied from a second-over trip to win the $35,000 Aquarius leg at the Meadowlands Saturday night. Trained and driven by Pat Lachance, Live Out Loud won in 1:51.2, a fifth of a second quicker than he paced while winning last weekend's opening round of the Aquarius Series. Brandon's Cowboy finished second for Daniel Dube with Skydancer Hanover and David Miller third. A 4-year-ol...
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Big wins in Isle Of Capri

on 02/19/2005 12:00 AM
He Wants It All paced an opening panel of :26.4 and a final panel of :26.4 to win the third of three $25,000 Isle Of Capri Pacing Series divisions at Pompano Park Saturday night. With Tony Morgan in the sulky, He Wants It All drew clear to an easy 1:50.3 victory, a lifetime mark for the 5-year-old son of The Big Dog owned by Michael Polansky and trained by Tom Harmer. Artesian won the first Isl...
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Muscles In Blue dies

on 02/18/2005 12:00 AM
Trainer Chuck Sylvester has told The Horseman that Muscles In Blue, who won four of six starts last year as a 2 year old, died last month as a result of an infection brought on by an ankle injury. Last fall another of Sylvester's promising young trotters, Wintrgreen Hanover, died after becoming sick at The Red Mile after finishing second in his only two races, both stakes contests. "I thought I...
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Jr. Trendsetter winners

on 02/18/2005 12:00 AM
Four One One rallied from eighth at the half to win the third of three $12,500 Junior Trendsetter Series divisions at the Meadowlands Thursday night in 1:53. Gryffindor also captured his split in 1:53 while it took I Know Your Lookin only 1:56.1 to win his division. Four One One was driven by David Miller, who got away slowly despite leaving from post one. The son of Sealed N Delivered outclose...
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Stiliani in Blizzard

on 02/18/2005 12:00 AM
Despite having to race first-over for much of the mile, Stiliani and driver Jack Moiseyev still had enough left to surge past Noble Sami in deep stretch to win the $39,852 final of the Blizzard Pacing Series in 1:55.3 Thursday night at Woodbine. Stiliani had finished second in the two preliminary rounds of the Blizzard Series before posting a 2 1/4-length victory in the final. Chris Christoforo...
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Md. Senate passes slots

on 02/18/2005 12:00 AM
The state Senate in Maryland voted Friday morning 26-21 in favor of a bill allowing slot machines at racetracks and three off-track locations. The bill still has to be passed by the House of Delegates where it has met with resistance due to its provision to allow slots in Prince George's County, the home of Rosecroft Raceway, where local delegates have already publicly stated their opposition. ...
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Johansson top caretaker

on 02/18/2005 12:00 AM
Emma Johansson, the caretaker for Dan Patch Award winners Windsong's Legacy and Housethatruthbuilt, has been named 2004 Caretaker of the Year by Harness Tracks of America and Hanover Shoe Farms. Ted Gewertz, who is a co-owner of both the Trotting Triple Crown champ and the filly champion, wrote in his nomination letter: "..her credentials do not end with the success of her charges. As a result ...
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Loyal Opposition wins

on 02/18/2005 12:00 AM
Loyal Opposition, the 2004 Dan Patch Older Pacing Mare of the Year, and Artbitration each scored victories in their $35,000 divisions of the Cape and Cutter Series Friday night at the Meadowlands. On a cold night with a brisk wind, the mares paced their miles in 1:53.1 (Loyal Opposition) and 1:53.3. Loyal Opposition, with George Brennan in the sulky, took control of the lead around the backside...
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Exit 16W winners

on 02/18/2005 12:00 AM
In Exit 16W action, Master This benefited from a pocket trip and won the first of two splits in 1:51.3. Francam took the second by a neck in 1:52.1. Master This won by two lengths over Lil Ang Fra with Dave Aint Here third. Francam skimmed the pylons to snag the lead in the final strides. The $71,000 Exit 16W final will be contested on Saturday, Feb. 26.
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Campbell out of action

on 02/18/2005 12:00 AM
Driver John Campbell was out of action at the Meadowlands Wednesday through Friday night due to illness. Among his scheduled drives on Friday night was 2003 Breeders Crown 3-year-old pacing filly champion Burning Point, who Yannick Gingras drove to a close finish second-place finish in the Cape & Cutter division won by Artbitration.
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Favorites score again

on 02/17/2005 12:00 AM
Mary Sue Too and Vegas Style were repeat winners in the second round of the Tender Loving Care Series for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Wednesday night at the Meadowlands. Sent off as the 1-5 favorite in her $12,500 split, Mary Sue Too was moved to the lead at the half by driver Ron Pierce and then held off late bids by Highland Dextar and Alexa Hall to win by 1 1/4 lengths in 1:58.1. Mary ...
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Scott's license reinstated

on 02/17/2005 12:00 AM
Vernon Downs' majority owner Shawn Scott had his New York State racing license reinstated by a state Supreme Court judge, who ordered the Racing and Wagering Board to prove at a March 11 hearing why Scott shouldn't have a license. Scott owns 52 percent of Vernon Downs but in December 2003 had his license revoked by the Racing and Wagering Board. Earlier this month, Mid-State Raceway, the parent...
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Md. nearing slots bill

on 02/17/2005 12:00 AM
The Maryland state Senate is expected to pass a bill Thursday that would permit 15,500 slot machines at seven sites in the state, including four racetracks. However, the Maryland House of Delegates have reportedly have a compromise bill that precludes slot machines from being added at Rosecroft Raceway or Pimlico Park Thoroughbred track. Although delegates from Prince George's County, the home ...
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He's a clever big dog

on 02/17/2005 12:00 AM
Clever Account won his third straight race Wednesday night at Maywood Park, capturing the $10,000 The Big Dog Series final in a lifetime-best 1:53.2. Driven by Dave Magee, Clever Account took advantage of his rail post position on the Chicago half-miler, leading gate to wire through fractions of :27.3, :56.1 and 1:24.3 before charging home in :28.4 to seal the 6 1/4-length victory over Hockey A...
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Virus hits the Maritimes

on 02/17/2005 12:00 AM
An outbreak of the equine herpes virus has forced Truro Raceway in the Maritimes in Canada to cancel its Sunday program. Northville Downs in Michigan has had four such cases since December and has been forced to close until at least March 1. Two horses in the Maritimes have died in the past few days as a result of being afflicted with the virus: the province's top 2-year-old pacing filly last y...
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