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Jugette for So Artsi?

on 07/13/2004 2:00 AM
Last year's Sweetheart Pace winner So Artsi could be back racing for the Jugette, and she has a new trainer. Her 2004 campaign has been delayed due to an injury she suffered last September. Lou Domiano, who shares ownership of the filly, said she is "back in training and we are pointing her for the Jugette (Sept. 22) at Delaware." The filly's new trainer is Dick Macomber. Last year she was t...
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Sisters win at Northfield

on 07/13/2004 2:00 AM
O'Cala Kash and her younger sister Calico Comer, were both winners at Northfield Park Monday night. O'Cala Kash, with trainer Scott Cox in the bike, wore down the older pacesetter Glory Bound in the stretch to win the Open Trot. The win was the fifth in 12 starts this year for O'Cala Kash as she pushed her seasonal bankroll to $162,510. The 4-year-old Overcomer mare is owned by the partnership ...
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Peaceful Way in top form

on 07/13/2004 2:00 AM
Peaceful Way showed she is back at the top of her game when she won her Delvin Miller elim in 1:53.3 with authority at the Meadowlands last Friday night. But she didn't get to that point without a little extra attention from trainer David Tingley. Peaceful Way turned in her impressive effort in just her second start this year. "It was a remarkable performance," Tingley said. "I was very ple...
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Photo Color ready to go

on 07/13/2004 2:00 AM
The highly regarded 3-year-old colt trotter Photo Color will be making his first start of 2004 Tuesday night (July 13) at Balmoral Park, just 18 days before the Hambletonian elims at the Meadowlands, but trainer Erv Miller says he hasn’t completely closed the door on starting his colt in the upcoming trotting classic. “Very lightly,� Miller told The Ho...
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Soph hoping to rebound

on 07/13/2004 2:00 AM
Trainer Joe Holloway didn't mince words when asked Tuesday morning (July 13) by The Horseman about Modern Art's disappointing fifth-place effort in last Saturday's Meadowlands Pace elims. "He raced like crap," Holloway said candidly. Following a juvenile campaign in which he had six wins and six seconds in 13 starts, including victories in the Woodrow Wilson final and divisions of the Niatross ...
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Meadowlands Pace drawn

on 07/13/2004 2:00 AM
Timesareachanging, the fastest of three Meadowlands Pace elimination winners with his 1:48.4 clocking, has drawn post seven for Saturday's (July 17) $1 million final and installed as the 5-2 morning-line choice. The son of 1994 Meadowlands Pace winner Cam's Card Shark equaled the world record for 3-year-old geldings with his elim victory. Yannick Gingras drives for trainer Brett Pelling and own...
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More Reynolds action

on 07/12/2004 2:00 AM
Reynolds Stakes action continued at The Downs at Pocono Sunday night with divisions for 3-year-old fillies, both trotters and pacers. Among the winners was the pacing filly Queen OTRA, who romped home by four lengths in 1:51.1. Queen OTRA, a daughter of Artsplace, lowered her lifetime mark with her score, her second of the season in seven starts. Another pacing split was won by Ice Sculpture...
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Records in Indiana

on 07/12/2004 2:00 AM
In the 10 days since Indiana Downs began its 84-day harness meet, track superintendent Jim White has converted the racing surface from one that required a four-second allowance during the the first qualifiers to a blazing-fast limestone oval. The track yielded records for both gaits Sunday as the state’s top older horses competed in the first leg of Indiana Sire Stakes action. ...
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NYSS at Monticello

on 07/12/2004 2:00 AM
Donna’s Girl continued her dominance of the New York Sire Stakes Stakes for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Sunday at Monticello Raceway by cutting the mile in 1:58.1. The Village Jove filly, who is unbeaten this year in four starts, gave a few moments of concern, taking several steps and zig-zapping briefly in the stretch. “She gets to looking around and doesnâ...
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Horse staying at Big M

on 07/12/2004 2:00 AM
A field of 12 older stallion and gelding pacers competed in the first leg of Indiana Sire Stakes at Indiana Downs Sunday, but the division’s most recognized horse was absent. Foxy Maneuver, a sire stakes champion at three and a repeat winner last year, will remain at the Meadowlands for the next several weeks before returning for the final legs leading up to the Sept. 6 final at I...
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Big M handicapping contest

on 07/12/2004 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands Racetrack announced plans on Monday morning to launch the National Harness Racing Handicapping Championship (NHHC). It will involve qualifying events at racing and gaming establishments across North America, culminating in a championship final at the Meadowlands on Saturday, March 19, 2005, for an expected purse of $105,000 and a $50,000 payoff to the winner. Entry into the $10...
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Zito owns harness winner

on 07/12/2004 2:00 AM
Thoroughbred trainer Nick Zito, who conditions Birdstone, the horse that upset Smarty Jones in the Belmont this year, now owns a harness stakes winner as well. Centerfold Hall, a 2-year-old trotting filly who Zito and his wife Kim own in partnership with Walnut Hall Ltd., captured a Reynolds stakes at The Downs at Pocono Saturday night (July 10). The Zitos own two Standardbreds under their nom ...
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Fast 2YOs at Balmoral

on 07/11/2004 2:00 AM
Chevie Cash, a Cole Muffler colt whose dam is a sister to world champion Chevie Duramax, won a Hanover Stakes at Balmoral Park in 1:53.1 Saturday night. Other Hanover winners showed plenty of speed as well. Lexington Legend, a son of Jate Lobell, won his Hanover division in 1:53.2. Two Hanover divisions for 2-year-old pacing fillies were also on the card. Latte Lady, a filly by Jenna's Beach...
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Reynolds at Pocono

on 07/11/2004 2:00 AM
Three 2-year-old trotting fillies turned in sub 2:00 victories in Reynolds Stakes action at the Downs at Pocono Saturday night, The speedsters were Shadowofyoursmile, a filly by Donerail who won in 1:59.3., Coulantine, a Lindy Lane filly who scored in 1:59.3, and Premier Lindy, also by Lindy Lane, who lowered her mark to 1:59.2. Other splits for 2-year-old trotting fillies were won by Twin B Se...
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3YO winners at Pocono

on 07/11/2004 2:00 AM
JK Royal Flush and Maltese Artist turned in 1:51 miles to capture their respective Reynolds divisions at the Downs at Pocono Saturday night. Maltese Artist was coming off of a victory in the New Jersey Sire Stakes championship at the Meadowlands, where he bet JK Royal Flush by a head. In the Reynolds event, JK Royal Flush defeated North America Cup consolation winner Skydancer Hanover. A thi...
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I Am A Fool retired

on 07/11/2004 2:00 AM
I Am A Fool, last year's champion 2-year-old colt pacer, has been retired from racing and will soon head to New Zealand to stand at stud. The colt's trainer, Brett Pelling, announced the retirement Saturday. I Am A Fool had started his 3-year-old season but never showed the ability he displayed at age two. Before long there were rumors that the colt suffered a bowed tendon, although Pelling den...
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Cantab Hall now 12-12

on 07/10/2004 2:00 AM
There were no surprises in the three Stanley Dancer eliminations for 3-year-old colt trotters at the Meadowlands Friday night as favorites Cantab Hall, Cash Hall and Tom Ridge all came up victorious in their respective splits. Cantabl Hall remained unbeaten in the first $35,000 elim as Mike Lachance directed the 2003 Trotter of the Year to a 1:54 victory, his 12th straight and second in two sta...
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Miller Memorial elim winners

on 07/10/2004 2:00 AM
Peaceful Way won the fastest of three Delvin Miller Memorial eliminations for 3-year-old filly trotters at the Meadowlands Friday night, with John Campbell in the bike for the 1:53.3 mile. It was the first time Campbell had directed the daughter of Angus Hall, who was runner-up in 2003 divisional Dan Patch Award voting. Campbell moved Peaceful Way to the lead down the backstretch and it was lig...
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McCall Magic upsets in OSS

on 07/10/2004 2:00 AM
McCall Magic, driven by Steve Condren, won the $130,000(C) Ontario Sire Stakes Gold final for 3-year-old trotting fillies at Woodbine Friday night in 1:56.3. Parked the final half, McCall Magic still had a two-length margin over Silhouette Dream and Ifhallscouldtalk under the wire. The heavily favored and race pacesetter Zorgwijk Emani faded in the stretch and finished sixth. The winning dau...
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Taser Gun reaches $1 mil

on 07/10/2004 2:00 AM
Taser Gun went past the $1 million mark in career earnings Friday night when he won the $40,000 Egyptian Stake for Illinois-breds at Maywood Park in 1:51.4. He is the seventh state-bred horse to surpass the magic money mark in earnings; remarkably he has done it without winning a race with a purse value of more than $50,000. Now nin, the win was Taser Gun’s ninth in 10 starts t...
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