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Shark Haughton favorite

on 07/06/2004 2:00 AM
Four Starzzz Shark has been installed at the even-money favorite after drawing post two for the $700,000 William R. Haughton Memorial final Saturday night (July 10) at the Meadowlands. Currently ranked as the No. 1 horse in the Hambletonian Society /Breeders Crown Standardbred Poll, Four Starzzz Shark will enter the race with a five-race win streak on the line. He will have the services of his...
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NYSS 3CT to Vernon

on 07/06/2004 2:00 AM
The New York Sire Stakes event for 3-year-old trotting colts scheduled at Batavia Downs on Wednesday, Aug. 4, has been relocated to Vernon Downs on the same date. The change is for this event only. The balance of the Sire Stakes and late-closing events scheduled at Batavia Downs may also be relocated due to the uncertainty surrounding the Batavia racing season. A final decision regarding the lo...
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Secret Express wins again

on 07/05/2004 2:00 AM
Secret Express, the undefeated Indiana Sire Stakes champion at Hoosier Park, picked up where he left off, winning the first leg of the Sire Stakes for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters at Indiana Downs Sunday afternoon (July 4) in 1:58.1. Fred Finn was in the bike as the Keep It A Secret colt scored his sixth straight victory in as many lifetime starts. Nine of the 11 races on the Indepen...
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Doctor Rodney OhSS winner

on 07/05/2004 2:00 AM
Doctor Rodney ran his latest winning streak to four in a row, capturing a division of the Ohio Sire Stakes 3-year-old colt and gelding pace in 1:53.2 at Scioto Downs Sunday afternoon (July 4). A winner of only two races in 11 last year, the Doctor Of Style colt has put this string together with Greg Grismore in the bike for each victory. The other colt pace winners were Funtime Rocknroll (St...
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Simpson honored in Goshen

on 07/05/2004 2:00 AM
Harness racing honored its newest inductees into the sport's Hall of Fame Sunday night (July 4) at Goshen, N.Y., with cermonies and dinner held on the lawn of the Harness Racing Museum. The night was capped off with the official induction of John Simpson Jr. into the Living Hall of Fame. "This is the greatest honor I could ever have," said Simpson, who joins his father, John Simpson Sr., in the...
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Doherty in Hall of Fame Trot

on 07/05/2004 2:00 AM
Jim Doherty, a member of last year's Hall of Fame class, won Sunday afternoon's (July 4) $8,000 Invitational Handicap Trot for Hall of Fame drivers. Doherty drove the Ray Schnittker-trained Priceless Gem to the 1:59.3 victory, edging John Simpson Jr., the 2004 inductee, driving Danzig. Also driving in the race were Hall of Famers Howard Beissinger, Ray Remmen, Clint Galbraith and Cat Manzi.
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Filly Trot in Pocono PASS

on 07/05/2004 2:00 AM
Blossom Seelster captured her second Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Sunday night (July 4) at the Downs at Pocono in 1:56 with Mark Etsell driving. The victory by the daughter of Tagliabue was one of four Sire Stakes divisions for 3-year-old filly trotters on the card. Other divisional winners were Edgy Hanover (Lindy Lane) in 1:56 for M. Johansson, Tag A Victory (Tagliabue) in 1:56.1 for Steve Smith ...
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Irvine taken off mounts

on 07/05/2004 2:00 AM
Driver Don Irvine was taken off all his mounts at Indiana Downs Sunday afternoon (July 4) after he failed the breathalyzer test. Indiana Racing Commission presiding judge Tim Schmitz said Irvine would most likely be fined $500, which covers the $50 fee in each race to make the driver change. Also, a horse Irvine trains, Mr. Punch, scheduled to compete in race 10, was scratched.
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PA governor signs bill

on 07/05/2004 2:00 AM
The Associated Press reported at 11:55 a.m. Monday (July 5) that Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell signed legislation which legalizes slot machines at Pennsylvania racetracks. Rendell had made the legalization of slots a cornerstone of his 2002 election campaign and a key piece of his plan to bring property tax relief to the state as well as additional revenue to education. "It isn't a panacea, b...
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Online bets for Big M

on 07/05/2004 2:00 AM
The New Jersey Star-Ledger newspaper has reported that the Meadowlands racetrack expects to introduce internet-based account wagering by October. Dennis Dowd, the former president of Freehold Raceway and Ocean Downs, has been heading up the initiative since leaving a temporary post at Vernon Downs this spring. "I expect to have the required application for this filed with the racing commissi...
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Colt equals track mark

on 07/04/2004 2:00 AM
Camelot Hall, the winner of last year's Metro Pace, won his first race of the season Saturday night at the Meadowlands and he did it in style, equaling the track record of 1:49 in the $85,000 Jersey Cup. Camelot Hall was making his first start for trainer Mark Harder but had his usual driver, George Brennan, in the sulky. Brennan moved the colt sired by Blissfull Hall to the front just past the...
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Shark paces 1:47.4

on 07/04/2004 2:00 AM
Four Starzzz Shark won a $50,000 elimination for the William Haughton Memorial Pace Saturday night at the Meadowlands, and he delivered a world-record setting performance. The "Shark" paced the mile in 1:47.4, setting a world mark for older pacers. Ultimate Falcon turned in the same time, but did it over the one-turn mile at Colonial Downs. Four Starzzz Shark was making his second start back af...
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Life Source sets mark

on 07/04/2004 2:00 AM
The second elimination of the William Haughton Memorial also produced a world record as Life Source, a 7-year-old gelding, turned in a 1:48 winning effort. That's a world record for older gelding pacers. Royal Mattjesty and Allamerican Theory took turns setting the pace to the half, but faded in the homestretch. Boulder Creek got up for second.
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Rainbow Blue in 1:50.1

on 07/04/2004 2:00 AM
Rainbow Blue earned a personal best of 1:50.1 when she captured the $85,171 Ladyship Stakes at the Meadowlands Saturday night. The victory was the 13th straight for Rainbow Blue, a 3-year-old pacing filly by Artiscape. As usual, Rainbow Blue was driven by Ron Pierce. She has now won all nine of her starts this season for earnings of more than $250,000.
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Kikikatie wins Am-Nat

on 07/04/2004 2:00 AM
There was almost a one-hour delay for the $122,000 American National for 3-year-old pacing fillies at Balmoral Park Saturday night, but it didn't faze Kikikatie, who moved to the front of the field going to the half and went on to score in 1:53 over the very sloppy track. Rains early made the track sloppy and then a second storm turned it into a strip deemed unraceable by drivers. The track was...
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Record in C & Ives

on 07/04/2004 2:00 AM
Sand Vic, a 3-year-old colt by Mr. Vic, set a stakes record of 1:55.1 in one of three divisions of the Currier & Ives Trot at The Meadows Saturday night. The colt made a first-over move in the final turn to defeat Southwind Elian. The two other divisions were won by Durgin Hanover (by Lindy Lane), who edged Uncle Vernon by a nose in 1:55.4, and Johnny Peanuts (by American Winner), who took his ...
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PASS at The Meadows

on 07/04/2004 2:00 AM
Up Front Tornado, a colt from the first crop of Dragon Again, was the fastest Pennsylvania Sire Stakes winner, taking his division in 1:55.4 at The Meadows Saturday night. The colt has now won three of four starts this year for trainer Kelly O'Donnell. Dragon Again had another winner as well which is also trained by O'Donnell. His second victor was Answer Me This, who scored in 1:56.3. O'Donnel...
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Quik Am-Nat winner

on 07/04/2004 2:00 AM
Quik Pulse Mindale rallied from far off the pace, using a three-wide move on the last turn, to track down the pacesetting Sparkler and win the $235,000 American-National Saturday night at Balmoral Park. The time over the very sloppy track was 1:51.4. Sparkler, driven by Brent Holland, left from post one and controlled the pace. Georgia Pacific, the betting favorite in the North America Cup, sta...
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Fox Valley Flan scores

on 07/04/2004 2:00 AM
Fox Valley Flan dominted the seven-filly field for the $100,000 American-National for trotters, taking control just before the half and then trotting away from the field in 1:57.4. Andy Miller drove Fox Valley Flan to her fourth victory in five starts this season. Miller's brother, Ervin, trains the filly.
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Cinder Best upsets

on 07/04/2004 2:00 AM
Cinder Best upset Loyal Opposition and Eternal Camnation in the $86,000 Fairy Godmother Pace at Balmoral Saturday night. Loyal Opposition finished third while Eternal Camnation was fourth. Ryan nderson drove Cinder Best tot he victory over the sloppy track. Eternal Camnation was stuck racing on the outside the entire mile.
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