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Watson Provost dies

on 08/23/2004 2:00 AM
Watson Provost, a veteran trainer at The Meadows and a member of the founding board of directors of the racetrack, died Sunday, Aug. 22, in Washington, Pa. He was 77. Provost was also an owner of Dale Frost, a foundation sire who stood at Delvin Miller's Meadow Lands Farms.
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No more racing for Shark

on 08/23/2004 2:00 AM
Although he won't be formally retired until October, Four Starzzz Shark's racing days are over. Jeff Cohen, who owns the pacer in partnership with Mike Sudaley, said they had decided not to race the horse again even though he is eligible to such lucrative races as this weekend's Canadian Pacing Derby at Woodbine. "He's fine, he's healthy, and he's turned out at Brittany Farms in Kentucky, so I'...
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Blue, Katie, Val win elims

on 08/22/2004 2:00 AM
Rainbow Blue rebounded from her miscue in the Mistletoe Shalee earlier this month by capturing her Fan Hanover elimination at Woodbine Racetrack Saturday night in a world record-equaling 1:49.2. The 3-year-old filly was driven by Ron Pierce, who went right to the front with his charge in the $30,000(C) contest. After an opening quarter of :26, She's My Belle and driver Chris Christoforou moved ...
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You Rock, Marchand in 1:53

on 08/22/2004 2:00 AM
You Rock and Marchand won their respective $94,500 Miller Lite Cleveland Classic divisions for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers at Northfield Park Saturday night. You Rock, driven by Brian Zendt, took the overland route to capture the first Cleveland Classic split in 1:53. Despite the tough trip, You Rock was able to hold off Up Front Brad by a head. Marchand and driver Dave Palone won the...
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Magic in the rain at Fhld

on 08/22/2004 2:00 AM
LT's Magic showed she can handle the rain as she captured Saturday's $138,100 Shady Daisy for 3-year-old fillies in 1:56, a race that was contested in a heavy cloudburst. Driven by Jeff Gregory, LT's Magic followed the cover of Ice Sculpture around the final bend before going around that one in the stretch. LT's Magic was then able to hold off the late surge of Summer Mystery by a neck to get t...
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Whosurboy upsets at Rock

on 08/22/2004 2:00 AM
One day before he is to be honored at Rockingham Park, driver Dave Ingraham directed Whosurboy to an upset victory in the $112,000 New Hampshire Sweepstakes final at Rockingham Park. The track is honoring Ingraham with a special giveaway Sunday, and on Saturday he basked in the winner's circle following the 1:51. win on a "sloppy" track. Whosurboy, sent off as part of a 7-1 backed entry with Co...
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Kafka Hanover in KYSC

on 08/22/2004 2:00 AM
Kafka Hanover and driver Steve Smith led wire to wire to win Saturday night's $80,000 Kentucky Sired Summer Championship for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers at The Red Mile in 1:52.1. In leading at every call, Kafka Hanover was able to defeat longshot Fresh Heir and Fred Finn by two lengths, with Rapid Dialing and Yannick Gingras third. The flow of the race was interrupted a couple of tim...
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Solveig fastest in 2FT's

on 08/22/2004 2:00 AM
Solveig and trainer-driver Jimmy Takter won the fastest of four divisions of the $294,500 Kentucky Standardbred Sales Company Stakes for 2-year-old filly trotters Saturday, contests that were delayed one day by track conditions at Indiana Downs. Solveig wore down Blur in the stretch to go on to the 1:56.3 victory, the first winner's circle trip for the daughter of Yankee Glide. Touch Of Moni...
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Fillies shine in 2FP's

on 08/22/2004 2:00 AM
Latte Lady and Thereal Ideal each won in 1:53.4 in the fastest of three $96,000 Kentucky Standardbred Sales Company divisions for 2-year-old filly pacers Saturday night at Indiana Downs, while Arts Bid was victorious in 1:54.1. Driven by Andy Miller, Arts Bid won the first of the three splits to keep her record perfect in three pari-mutuel starts this year. Erv Miller trains the daughter of Art...
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O'Cala Kash sets mark

on 08/22/2004 2:00 AM
O'Cala Kash set a Northfield Park track record in the $46,500 Scarlet & Gray final for older trotting mares Saturday night with a 1:56 effort. Racing first-over for driver Brett Miller, O'Cala Kash ground out the 1:56 win to lower the track mark by two seconds. Dave Palone steered Mysterious Speed to a 1:55.4 win in the $33,000 Scarlet & Gray for older horse trotters. CC Spice, who won La...
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Bunny Lake romps at Stga

on 08/22/2004 2:00 AM
Bunny Lake returned to her home track of Saratoga Saturday and despite being assigned the outside eight post in the $15,000 Open Pace, cruised to a five-length win in 1:54.1. Bunny Lake was sent off the overwhelming 1-9 choice in the contest, and had no problems taking the lead for trainer-driver and co-owner John Stark Jr. Ignite My Fire, the second favorite in the race at longshot odds of 35-...
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Runover Feeling wins

on 08/21/2004 2:00 AM
Kelly O'Donnell registered a training triple, and finished second in the only other split, with Dave Palone aboard for all three wins in Keystone Classics for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings Friday at The Meadows. O'Donnell scored with Runover Feeling, P-Forty-Seven and Up Front Tornado. Runover Feeling equaled the stakes record of 1:52.2 established in 2002 by Wolfdancer Mindale. The four...
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Haughton champ cruises

on 08/21/2004 2:00 AM
New York Yank, the winner of the $420,000 Peter Haughton Memorial at the Meadowlands earlier this month, jogged to an 11-length victory in an early-closer event at The Red Mile Friday night. The time was 1:58.4. The track had been dulled by afternoon rains, but since the race was the first of the evening, had not yet been subjected to the downpour that ensued later in the evening. Brendan Jo...
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Lantern's Law prevails

on 08/21/2004 2:00 AM
Lantern's Law, a 3-year-old Pine chip gelding, used a two-hole trip to win the $80,000 Kentucky-Sired Summer Championship at The Red Mile Friday night. The track condition was sloppy due to downpours throughout the evening, but the time of the mile was 1:56. Lantern's Law won by a nose over Citation, with Sand Vic third and Justice Hall fourth. Jim Campbell trians Lantern's Law while Yannick Gi...
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Indiana fair card wiped out

on 08/21/2004 2:00 AM
The Saturday afternoon card at the Indiana fairgrounds, which included two $50,000 Fox Stakes divisions for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers, was canceled when early rains precluded the track from being dried out and ready by post time. Other activities were scheduled to take place in the grandstand at 3 p.m., so the decision was made to scrap the card. The added money for stakes races on the...
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$350G yearling cruises

on 08/21/2004 2:00 AM
Cabrini Hanover, a $350,000 yearling purchase last year, cruised to a 2 ¾-length win in 1:53.1 in a $110,700(C) division of the Robert Stewart for 2-year-old filly pacers Friday night. Mike Lachance drove the daughter of Western Ideal-Cathedra to her second straight victory for trainer Jimmy Takter and owners Bob Anderson and David Willmot. Cabrini Hanover is a three-quarter sister to W...
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Invincible Dream wins KYSC

on 08/20/2004 2:00 AM
Invincible Dream trotted to a 1:53.1 victory in Thursday night's $75,000 Kentucky Sired Summer Championship for 3-year-old fillies, missing Pizza Dolce's divisional track record by only two-fifths of a second. With trainer Jimmy Takter driving, Invincible Dream made the front from the two hole, reaching the quarter in :27.3. Parked from post seven, Ray Paver rushed to the lead with Three LIttle...
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Ky 2FTs moved to Saturday

on 08/20/2004 2:00 AM
The four divisions of the $294,000 Kentucky Standardbred Sales for 2-year-old filly trotters at Indiana Downs were moved from Friday night to Saturday night because of earlier rains that changed the track condition. Horsemen wanted to give all the juvenile competitors a fair chance and it was believed the deeper track condition would not warrant that. The remainder of the Indiana Downs card wen...
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Freshmen meet at Ind Downs

on 08/19/2004 2:00 AM
Freshman filly trotters and pacers will converge on Indiana Downs August 20 and 21 to compete in the Kentucky Standardbred Sales Company stakes. Four divisions of 2-year-old trotters have been carded for Friday, while three divisions of pacers will go to post Saturday evening. Blur and Southwind Catlin headline the group of 30 trotters competing in splits that will go for $73,000 and $74,250. B...
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NJ online betting near

on 08/19/2004 2:00 AM
The Daily Racing Form is reporting today that online wagering in New Jersey should be available by October 15. Beside being able to place a bet via computer, bettors will be able to watch the races on streaming video. Also, the possibility exists that voice-activated telephone wagering will also be launched at the same time. A call center will be constructed at the Meadowlands and phone bets wi...
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