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Creek wins Crown Pace

on 07/31/2004 2:00 AM
In one of the biggest shockers in Breeders Crown history, the 1-9 favorite Four Starzzz Shark could only muster up a seventh-place finish behind 20-1 longshot Boulder Creek in Saturday's $552,500 final for older pacers at the Meadowlands. With Ron Pierce driving, Boulder Creek left fast but yielded the front to John Campbell and Royal Mattjesty. After opening-half fractions of :26.1 and :52.1, ...
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Armbro Affair in Mare Trot

on 07/31/2004 2:00 AM
Armbro Affair pulled off a 13-1 upset of her own in the $250,000 Breeders Crown Mare Trot as favored Stroke Play finished off the board for the first time this year. WIth Ron Pierce driving--his second Crown victory of the card--Armbro Affair crossed the wire in 1:54.1 to defeat Lost Lady One and Gypsy Balance. A 4-year-old daughter of Garland Lobell, Armbro Affair is trained by Bob McIntosh an...
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Always Cam upsets mares

on 07/31/2004 2:00 AM
Always Cam continued the upset-themed Breeders Crown events for older pacers at the Meadowlands Saturday night when she captured the $300,000 contest for pacing mares with a career-best 1:49.2 effort for driver David Miller. Always Cam was the only mare that elected to skip last weekend's Crown prep race at the Big M, remaining at her home track of The Meadows where she finished second in a Prefer...
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HP Paque sends 'em packing

on 07/31/2004 2:00 AM
HP Paque and driver Brian Sears captured the $800,000 Breeders Crown Open Trot at the Meadowlands Saturday night in a career-best 1:52.2. War Paint and driver John Campbell had set the fractions of :27.2, :55 and 1:23 before going offstride at the top of the stretch. Sears, sitting second with HP Paque, took the lead but it appeared he may get passed by Elegant Man and Cat Manzi, but that one a...
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Cammie vies for Crown

on 07/30/2004 2:00 AM
Eternal Camnation has a chance to add another record to her resume when she goes to the post in the $300,000 Breeders Crown Mare Pace at the Meadowlands Saturday night (July 31). Already the winner of three Breeders Crown titles, she can join Peace Corps as the only four-time winners. But the richest pacing mare of all-time will have to do it from post position nine. "This is a race you don't p...
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Sweetheart field set

on 07/30/2004 2:00 AM
Crystal Slipper and Latte Lady won their respective $20,000 Sweetheart Pace eliminations Thursday night at the Meadowlands. They will be joined by eight other 2-year-old filly pacers in the $443,200 Sweetheart final Friday, Aug. 6. Crystal Lady won the first elim in 1:54.1 for driver Brian Sears and trainer Bill Popfinger. It was the third win of the year for the daughter of Artiscape owned by ...
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Four DSBF finals at Harr.

on 07/30/2004 2:00 AM
Harrington Raceway played host to a 10-race Governor's Day program Thursday with four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) finals highlighting the card. Next Flight and driver Jim Morand won the opening $100,000 DSBF contest for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers in 1:55.3. It was the second DSBF final victory of the year for Next Flight, duplicating his effort in last April's sc...
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Vernon's license suspended

on 07/30/2004 2:00 AM
The New York State Racing and Wagering Board has suspended the racing license of Vernon Downs, which is contemplating declaring bankruptcy. Officials of the track said that if no potential buyers were found by Thursday they would likely file for bankruptcy. "We're out of money. We haven't got two dimes to rub together, and we're not bluffing," Paul Noyes, the newly-appointed board chairman of M...
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Campbell aboard Chopper

on 07/30/2004 2:00 AM
Hall of Fame driver John Campbell will have a mount of a different sort in Saturday’s Hambletonian Parade in Rutherford, N.J., climbing atop the “Blue Chip Chopper� motorcycle owned by Blue Chip Farms. The motorcycle features chrome plated horseshoes on the front fender; a mural of the farm on the back fender; a gas tank in the shape of the Little Brow...
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Amoretto 2nd in qualifier

on 07/30/2004 2:00 AM
Armbro Amoretto finished second in a qualifier at Mohawk Racetrack Friday morning, six weeks after it was announced that the 4-year-old daughter of Artsplace was being retired. With Luc Ouellette driving, Armbro Amoretto finished a length behind Ontario Sire Stakes Super Final winner Serious Comfort in a 1:55.2 mile. A winner of more than $1.2 million, Armbro Amoretto's last start was a fifth-p...
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16 straight for Blue

on 07/30/2004 2:00 AM
Rainbow Blue and Kikikatie won their respective $25,000 Mistletoe Shalee elimination at the Meadowlands Friday night in identical clockings of 1:50.2. Rainbow Blue and driver Ron Pierce had the lead in the first of the two elims going toward the half but a fast-rushing Apple Krisp and driver Cat Manzi blew past. After a :56.3 half, Apple Krisp paced a third quarter in :26.1 to reach the three-q...
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Woodrow Wilson set

on 07/30/2004 2:00 AM
Fifteen 2-year-old colt pacers were divided into two $25,000 Woodrow Wilson eliminations Friday night at the Meadowlands, with Western Trader and Village Jolt emerging victorious. Western Trader, a son of Western Hanover, got a two-hole trip from Yannick Gingras to win the first Wilson elim in 1:53. Gingras urged his charge up in the final stride to edge Firdontfailmenow by a neck, with Up Fron...
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Red Mile opener has soul

on 07/30/2004 2:00 AM
Soul Patrol won the featured pace Friday on the opening night card of the fall championship meet at The Red Mile. WIth Tom Smith driving, Soul Patrol overcame the trailing 10 post to post a 1:54.3 victory, lowering his career mark by more than five seconds. A 3-year-old gelded son of The Panderosa, Soul Patrol edged favored Blackout for the win, his fifth of the year. He's The Most was third. ...
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Delmartha set for Crown

on 07/29/2004 2:00 AM
The 4-year-old trotting mare Delmartha will be making her third consecutive Breeders Crown appearance in the $250,000 Mare Trot Saturday at the Meadowlands. Delmartha finished third in the 2-year-old Crown event at Woodbine in 2002 and followed that up in last year's Crown with a second-place finish, so trainer-owner Jack Gray Jr. is hoping she can complete an up-the-ladder Crown trifecta with a v...
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Quik Pulse heads Motor City

on 07/29/2004 2:00 AM
American-National and Provincial Cup winner Quik Pulse Mindale heads a field of 11 three-year-old colt and gelding pacers entered in Friday night’s $15,000 Motor City Pace elimination at Hazel Park Raceway. The top nine finishers in the elim will return for the $100,000 Motor City final on Saturday night, Aug. 7. Purchased privately by Lloyd Arnold for a reported $200,000 last ...
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Elegant Man takes rail

on 07/28/2004 2:00 AM
The $800,000 Breeders Crown Trot is coming at just the right time for Elegant Man. The 5-year-old son of Malabar Man, who has a chronic back problem, is getting better with age, as he showed in his elimination win last week. As a result of that victory in the elimination, the stallion's connections were given the privilege of choosing his post position for the final. While owner Jeff Gural want...
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Eight wins for Flan

on 07/28/2004 2:00 AM
Fox Valley Flan, a 3-year-old trotting filly, won her fifth race in a row and her eighth of the season in nine starts when she captured an Illinois stakes leg at Hawthorne Race Course Tuesday night in 1:57.1. Fox Valley Flan was a comfortable two-length winner. The previous week she had scored at Hawthorne by 4 3/4-lengths in a track-record setting 1:55.3. Last year the filly won eight of 11 st...
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Boyd steals Holland show

on 07/28/2004 2:00 AM
Promise Me Romance may have won the $23,955 Wolverine Futurity for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers at the Holland fairgrounds in Michigan Tuesday night, in the fastest heat of the card, but it was horseman Brett Boyd that was the headliner of the evening as the 34 year old announced the program, trained one filly that started, and raced in and won an amateur raceâ€"while announcing tha...
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Mini Me ready for Shark

on 07/28/2004 2:00 AM
Although harness racing's Internet chat sites have been filled with rumors the past few days that Gregg Pistochini, the owner of Eaton Road Kill, was trying to find a way to move his horse from also-eligible status to a Breeders Crown starter, no changes were made to Saturday's $552,500 final at the Meadowlands. Pistochini had supplemented Eaton Road Kill to the Crown at a cost of $62,500 but t...
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Chevie Duramax qualifies

on 07/28/2004 2:00 AM
The 2-year-old world champion Chevie Duramax made his first start in a qualifying race at Hawthorne Race Course Wednesday afternoon. He finished third in the 1:56 mile won by Real Ideal. Chevie Duramax set a world record of 1:50.3 for 2-year-old pacing geldings last summer at Springfield, Ill. Trained by Mike Arnold and owned by Lloyd Arnold, the horse was expected to be a contender in the majo...
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