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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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Big M Pace champ wins

on 07/28/2004 2:00 AM
Holborn Hanover, who captured the $1 million Meadowlands Pace on July 17, was back in the winner's circle at the Big M Wednesday night as he won a $15,000 Standardbred Retirement Foundation event in 1:50.3. Pace runner-up Timesareachanging won a division of the same event in 1:50.1. The victory was rather easy for Holborn Hanoaver, who scored over Rare Jewel. Jim Morrill Jr., who drove Holborn ...
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Northern Kid takes prep

on 07/28/2004 2:00 AM
Northern Kid won the prep for the $420,000 Peter Haughton Memorial with a 1:58.3 effort for driver Ray Remmen. The colt by Muscles Yankee won over Med Vac with Jaden The Great third. Face The Freak, a Pine Chip half-brother to top European performer Revenue, finished fourth.
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Cabrini Hanover wins

on 07/28/2004 2:00 AM
Cabrini Hanover, a Western Hanover filly out of the great mare Cathedra, won her first pari-mutuel start Wednesday night at the Meadowlands, wiring the field in 1:54.2. Cabrini Hanover, who cost owners Bob Anderson and David Willmot $350,000 as a yearling, is trained by trotting specialist Jimmy Takter. Mike Lachance handled the driving. Anderson and Willmot campaigned last year's Hambletonian ...
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NYSS races shifted

on 07/27/2004 2:00 AM
Due to the unexpected suspension of racing at Vernon Downs and the delay of the racing season at Batavia Downs, all New York Sire Stakes program events previously scheduled at these tracks in 2004 have been rescheduled at either Saratoga Gaming and Raceway or Monticello Raceway as follows: Event Old Date New Date New Location 2YOPC Aug. 7 same Saratoga 2YOTF Aug. 6 same Saratoga 2YOTC July 2...
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Trotter of the Year in to go

on 07/27/2004 2:00 AM
Trainer Ron Gurfein confirmed to The Horseman Tuesday morning that 2003 Trotter of the Year Cantab Hall has been entered in this year's Hambletonian at the Meadowlands. Cantab Hall is one of 20 three-year-old male trotters entered in the 79th edition of the Hambo, which will have two 10-horse eliminations on Saturday, July 31. "He's perfect. I trained him in 1:55 yesterday," trainer Ron Gurfein...
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20 entered in Hambletonian

on 07/27/2004 2:00 AM
There was good news and bad news for 2003 Trotter of the Year Cantab Hall when post positions were drawn for the Hambletonian eliminations at the Meadowlands Saturday, July 31. Cantab Hall drew away from his trio of main competition--Windsong's Legacy, Cash Hall and Tom Ridge--but drew the outside 10 post. There were question marks surrounding Cantab Hall's health following his fifth-place fini...
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Hambo Oaks draws 20

on 07/27/2004 2:00 AM
Delvin Miller Memorial winner Peaceful Way, whose 1:52.3 clocking in that race is the fastest by a 3-year-old trotter in 2004, has drawn post seven in the second of two 10-horse Hambletonian Oaks eliminations at the Meadowlands Saturday, July 31. Peaceful Way, who has won two of her three starts this year, will have the driving services of John Campbell. Although her connections toyed with the ...
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Breeders Crowns drawn

on 07/27/2004 2:00 AM
The connections of Four Starzzz Shark chose post four for the sport’s top-ranked horse of 2004 for the $552,000 Breeders Crown Open Pace at the Meadowlands Saturday, July 31. Royal Mattjesty, who won the second elim for older male pacers, had the two hole pick for him by his connections. Tthe connections of upset Crown Open Trot elim winner Elegant Man went with post one for th...
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Monticello raises purses

on 07/27/2004 2:00 AM
In an effort to upgrade its racing stock, Monticello Raceway will be offering $15,000 purses for its pacing and trotting features beginning Sunday, Aug. 1. The $15,000 overnight purse will be as big as any offered by any harness track in the state. The featured events will be available for pacers and trotters who have won more than $8,000 in their last six starts. “We go with a...
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OTB robbed in Indiana

on 07/27/2004 2:00 AM
A man held three employees hostage for several hours before emptying the safe at an Indiana Downs off-track betting facility in Evansville, Ind., police said. According to reports, a man entered an abandoned building next to the betting parlor early Monday, broke down a common wall and entered the facility. He located one security guard and two cleaning personnel, and he held them at gunpoint u...
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Fields set for 2YO trots

on 07/26/2004 2:00 AM
The entry box closed for the Peter Haughton Memorial and Merrie Annabelle for 2-year-old trotters, and this year eliminations are not needed for the Aug. 5 finals at the Meadowlands. Instead, the entrants will compete in prep races this week. Missing from the Peter Haughton Memorial is New Jersey Sire Stakes final winner Ken Warkentin, who is not eligible to the race. The Haughton field will in...
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Eilean Donon set for Hambo

on 07/26/2004 2:00 AM
It was almost three weeks ago that Eilean Donon under went emergency surgery for a scrotal hernia and his chances of racing in the Hambletonian looked dicey at best. But after his impressive return to racing over the weekend, his name will be dropped in the entry box Tuesday morning (July 27) for the 79th edition of the Hambletonian classic. Friday night (July 23) the 3-year-old son of Angus Ha...
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