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7,000 wins for Hiteman

on 11/13/2004 12:00 AM
Driver Dale Hiteman posted career victory number 7, 000 when he brought home Scotland Jag N ($9.80) to victory in Friday's 10th race at Maywood Park. Hiteman, a 48-year-old native of Ohio, entered 2004 ranked 18th in both lifetime wins and purse money won in North America. Hiteman has finished among the top-25 dash-winners in North America 12 times, and his 423 win total in 2001 is his single-y...
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Codey wants Big M slots

on 11/11/2004 12:00 AM
Incoming New Jersey Gov. Richard Codey is reportedly planning to introduce a plan to allow about 5,000 slot machines at the Meadowlands. The budget for the fiscal year 2006 will include the plan which Codey projects would raise $275 million for the state. Reports state that an agreement between the state and casino operators in Atlantic City is "close" and that a casino tax break will likely be...
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Joy and Sun in Matron elims

on 11/11/2004 12:00 AM
Almond Joy and Mystical Sunshine captured their respective $32,513 Matron eliminations for 3-year-old filly trotters Wednesday night at Dover Downs. Jacquie Ingrassia directed Almond Joy to a 1:56.4 victory while Ron Pierce guided Mystical Sunshine to a 1:56 win. Almond Joy is a daughter of Enjoy Lavec owned by Arden Homestead Stable and Ingrassia. The victory was her fourth in a row. Finishing...
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8 straight for Amethyst

on 11/11/2004 12:00 AM
Amethyst posted her eighth straight victory, an easy, two-length triumph in the second round of the Sandpiper Pacing Series at Pompano Park on Wednesday. Driven by Wally Hennessey, it was the 12th win in 14 starts this year for the 3-year-old filly who raced against male rivals for the first time in her career. Amethyst is trained and co-owned by Rod Lorenzo and the Keisers Oberman Stables of B...
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218 enter N.J. qualifiers

on 11/11/2004 12:00 AM
An overflow entry box of 218 horses has resulted in a decision to split qualifiers between two mornings this week at Gaitway Farm in Englishtown, N. J., in preparation for the opening of the Meadowlands meet on Nov. 19. A total of 99 two and three year olds will start in 15 qualifiers Thursday morning while another 119 older horses are scheduled in 15 qualifiers on Saturday morning. Post time ...
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Eight $300,000 finals set

on 11/10/2004 12:00 AM
Woodbine Racetrack will host eight $300,000(C) Ontario Sire Stakes Super Finals for 2 and 3 year olds Saturday night. Here are the fields in post position order: Race 3 – $300,000 OSS Super Final – 2TF 1. Honour Way (Chris Christoforou) 2. Fan Favourite (Luc Ouellette) 3. Dream On Bernie (George Zirnis) 4. Philhallmonic (Steve Condren) 5. Meadowviewprincess (TBA) 6. El...
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3FT's aim for Matron elims

on 11/10/2004 12:00 AM
Matron Stakes action continues at Dover Downs Wednesday night with 21 three-year-old filly trotters going postward in a pair of eliminations. Bramasole, a $25,000 supplemental entry of owner James Jesk, leads the field in the first elim. The Breeders Crown runner-up will have the driving services of Eric Ledford from the rail post position. Also in the field is Ivy Swinger, Olympics, Tag A V...
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Progress Pace drawn

on 11/10/2004 12:00 AM
Stablemates Western Terror and Timesareachanging have drawn posts two and six, respectively, for the $345,900 Progress Pace final Sunday night at Dover Downs. Both Western Terror and Timesareachanging won their Progress Pace eliminations last weekend. Western Terror scored in 1:50.3 while Timesareachanging needed only a 1:53 effort to find the winner's circle. Western Terror has also been su...
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Field set for Matron pace

on 11/10/2004 12:00 AM
The draw for the $159,675 Matron for 3-year-old pacing fillies was conducted early Wednesday afternoon. From the rail out, the field will be (1) Heather's Gambit, (2) Whig Party, (3) Glowing Report, (4) Rainbow Blue, (5) Artbitration, (6) Kikikatie, (7) R Burning Desire and (8) L Dee's Val. The race will be the 10th on the Monday, Nov. 15 card, at Dover Downs.
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Andy Miller wins six

on 11/09/2004 12:00 AM
Driver Andy Miller scored six wins at Maywood Park Monday night. The 36-year-old driver won with Girl Wonder in 2:00.3 (race 1), Great Getaway in 2:00 (race 2), with Suffern's Z Tam in 1:56.3 (race 5); with Maverick Muffler in 1:57.2 (race 6); with Jeanette Mission in 1:56.1 (race 8); and with Finance The Farm in 1:53.3 (race 9). Miller, who began driving in 1985, has steered 4,176 winners to t...
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Stablemates sweep elims

on 11/08/2004 12:00 AM
Stablemates Western Terror and Timesareachanging won their respective Progress Pace eliminations at Dover Downs Sunday night. The two Brett Pelling trainees will lead the field for the $350,000 final Sunday night, Nov. 14. Western Terror, driven by Brian Sears, wore down the pacesetting Quik Pulse Mindale (Tony Morgan) down the stretch to win by one length in 1:50.3, one-fifth of a second off t...
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Strong win in Matron elim

on 11/08/2004 12:00 AM
Strong Yankee led wire to wire to win the $54,850 Matron elimination for 2-year-old colt trotters at Dover Downs Sunday night. With trainer-driver Trond Smedshammer, Strong Yankee won in 1:57.2, with Penn Stix second and Green Dot third. The top eight finishers in the Matron elim will return for the $210,000 final Sunday night, Nov. 14.
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Peaceful Way wins Gold

on 11/08/2004 12:00 AM
Peaceful Way won the $130,000(C) Ontario Sire Stakes Gold final for 3-year-old filly trotters in 1:56.4 at Windsor Raceway Sunday night. After getting away in fourth behind Zorgwijk Emani (Kevin Wallis), driver Chris Christoforou made a quick brush to the lead with Peaceful Way well before the half mile mark. Peaceful Way overpowered her rivals and at the finish was seven lengths ahead of Armbr...
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Filly wins 18th of year

on 11/08/2004 12:00 AM
Rainbow Blue made her first competitive appearance in her home state of Delaware Monday night and won her Matron elim with an easy 1:53 effort. It was the filly's 18th victory in 19 starts this season. L Dee's Val won the second elim in 1:52. Rainbow Blue, with regular driver Ron Pierce aboard, swept to the front of the field just after passing the half and the race was effectiively over. Rainb...
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Cantab Hall wins 3CT

on 11/07/2004 12:00 AM
Cantab Hall won Saturday night's $250,000 American-National for 3-year-old colt trotters at Balmoral Park. With Mike Lachance driving the 2003 Trotter of the Year, Cantab Hall covered the mile in 1:55. Justice Hall finished second for John Campbell and Coventry was third for D.R. Ackerman. The win was the fourth of the year in 13 starts for Cantab Hall. After the race Lachance said the son o...
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Peruvian retires with win

on 11/07/2004 12:00 AM
In his last career start, Peruvian Hanover went out in style with a 1:49.4 victory in Saturday's $260,000 American-National for older male pacers at Balmoral Park. It was announced prior to the race that the start would be the 6-year-old son of Life Sign's final start and it resulted in his 28th career victory in 99 attempts. Driven by Tim Tetrick for trainer Noel Daley, Peruvian Hanover nosed ...
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New mark for Mr. Muscleman

on 11/07/2004 12:00 AM
Mr. Muscleman set a Balmoral Park track record as well as posting a new career mark in winning the $235,000 American-National for older male trotters Saturday night. With John Campbell driving for the first time, Mr. Muscleman defeated Mutineer (David Miller) and Elegant Man (Mike Lachance) in 1:53.1. The win was the seventh of the year in 14 starts for the 4-year-old gelded son of Muscles Yank...
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Big freshman trot winners

on 11/07/2004 12:00 AM
Saturday night\'s American-National card was opened up with a victory by Strong Tea in the $160,000 race for 2-year-old filly trotters. Driven by Trevor Ritchie, Strong Tea cruised to a 2 1/2-length win over Maple Grove Smoky (John Campbell) in 2:00. Ritchie moved Strong Tea to the lead approaching the half and the daughter of Muscles Yankee went on to her fifth win of the year in nine starts....
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Restive, Team Hutch win

on 11/07/2004 12:00 AM
Breeders Crown champ Restive Hanover posted her eighth win of the year in capturing Saturday night's $180,000 American-National for 2-year-old filly pacers at Balmoral Park. With Andy Miller in the sulky behind the daughter of The Panderosa, she coasted to a 1:53.2 victory over Odds On Shania (Tim Tetrick). Restive Hanover is the first and only horse owned by Anthony McEldowney of Lexington, Ky...
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Courageous Lady winners

on 11/07/2004 12:00 AM
Tawnyand Pantidepressant won their respective $68,600 divisions of the Courageous Lady for 3-year-old filly pacers at Northfield Park on Saturday night. A $10,000 Courageous Lady supplement, Tawny was driven by Chip Noble for trainer Gary Gilliland and owner Charles Miller. A daughter of Nobel Return, Tawny went nearly gate to wire and won by six lengths in 1:55.4 over Disney Pan and Lady's Por...
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