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Out of Pacing Championship

on 08/02/2004 2:00 AM
Four Starzzz Shark will not race in Saturday’s (Aug. 7) U.S. Pacing Championship at the Meadowlands, according to Dave Sabatelli, trainer of the 6-year-old Cam’s Card Shark stallion. “I can’t put him back on the track off that start until I know everything that’s wrong,� Sabatelli told The Horseman Monday...
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A quik Motor City elim

on 08/01/2004 2:00 AM
Quik Pulse Mindale remained perfect in eight starts this year Saturday night at Hazel Park Raceway, easily winning the $15,000 Motor City Pace elimination over eight rivals. Eleven 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers were supposed t go behind the gate in the elim to pare the field for the $100,000 final Aug. 7, but with the scratches of Dr. No and Dream Possession, all nine starters will return. ...
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Van Lennep to ORC

on 08/01/2004 2:00 AM
The Breeders Crown committee of the Hambletonian Society has selected the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) to receive its annual Frederick L. Van Lennep Memorial Achievement Award. The ORC was selected for its efforts to improve the image and integrity of racing. The award will be presented at Woodbine Saturday, Oct. 23, the night of the Breeders Crown finals for 2 and 3 year olds.
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CBC finals held

on 08/01/2004 2:00 AM
Invitro paced to a track record equaling victory in the $139,028 Canadian Breeders Championship for 3-year-old filly pacers at Woodbine Saturday night, crossing the wire in 1:50.3 for driver Paul MacDonell. The time equaled the mark set by Burning Point last year. A daughter of Camluck, Invitro won for the fifth straight time, defeaeting On This Day by two lengths with Double Creme third. Gordo...
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Surprises in NYSS

on 07/31/2004 2:00 AM
Three B's, a daughter of Three Wizzards, sprung a 66-1 surprise on heavily-favored Cafe Bar to win one of four New York Sire Stakes divisions for 3-year-old filly pacers at Buffalo Raceway Friday night. Chris Carrubba drove Three B's to the 2 3/4-length victory over Cafe Bar, crossing the wire in 1:59 in a $31,802 division. John Dutchick trains and co-owns the winner with Pamela Dutchick. Do...
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Hambletonian field set

on 07/31/2004 2:00 AM
Tom Ridge, hoping to become the first horse ever to win the Peter Haughton Memorial at two and come back and win the Hambletonian the following year, and Eilean Donon, who underwent emergency hernia surgery less than a month ago, won their respective $100,000 Hambletonian eliminations at the Meadowlands Saturday, July 31. The Hambletonian appears to be a wide-open contest as reigning Trotter of...
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Peaceful Way in Oaks elim

on 07/31/2004 2:00 AM
Peaceful Way solidified her status as Hambletonian Oaks favorite but she didn't have it easy in her $25,000 elimination Saturday at the Meadowlands, eking out a head victory over longshot Ivy Swinger in 1:52.3. Driven by John Campbell, Peaceful Way got away fourth and then worked her way forward, taking a short lead midway down the stretch. But Ivy Swinger and driver Stephane Bouchard found roo...
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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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