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Photo Color third

on 07/14/2004 2:00 AM
Photo Color, trainer Ervin Miller's hope for this year's Hambletonian, finished third in an overnight at Balmoral Park Tuesday night. The race was won by Yasmin Lee N, who wired the field in 1:57.3. Photo Color was trotting seventh at the half and three quarters and picked up a little over four lengths in the homestretch with his :28.1 last panel for driver Andy Miller.
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2YO colt paces 1:53.2

on 07/14/2004 2:00 AM
Banner Yankee, a 2-year-old colt by Ontario-based sire Grinfromeartoear, won an Ontario Sire Stakes Gold elimination in a track-record setting 1:53.2 at Georgian Downs Tuesday night. The colt wired the field with splits of :28, :58.1 and 1:26.4. Banner Yankee is trained by Carl Jamieson. The colt is out of the BG's Bunny mare Betta Yankee, who is the dam of Electric Yankee p,3, 1:51.3f ($506,75...
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Paul MacDonell sidelined

on 07/14/2004 2:00 AM
Driver Paul MacDonell has been sidelined. MacDonell, who has been white-hot as of late at Woodbine, had to book off his Tuesday evening drives due to soreness in his back. “It first started in the middle of the night (Monday night's card of racing from Woodbine) last night and continued to get worse,� said MacDonell, who over the past five days of racing at Woodbine ha...
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Cantab or Cash?

on 07/14/2004 2:00 AM
Cantab Hall and Cash Hall will meet for the first time this year in the Stanley Dancer Trot at the Meadowlands Friday night. But actually, the race will be a reunion of sorts. Both sons of Self Possessed were raised at Walnut Hall Ltd. in Lexington, Ky. Both horses were sold by Walnut Hall Ltd. for $300,000 (or more) as yearlings. Clients of trainer Ron Gurfein chose Cantab Hall, but almost e...
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Gregory plagued with pox

on 07/14/2004 2:00 AM
Leading New York Sire Stakes driver Jeff Gregory has been missing from action since the Fourth of July weekend at Goshen. Gregory came down with an unfortunate case of varicella zoster, also known as chicken pox. Typically, most people infected with the virus are under the age 15 and the most common time of year for chicken pox is during the winter or early spring. But for Gregory, 37, his chic...
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Geartogear second choice

on 07/14/2004 2:00 AM
Three months ago Ron Pierce expected to be driving one of the favorites in the Meadowlands Pace, he just didn't believe it would be Geartogear, who won his elimination last weekend and has drawn post two in Saturday's (July 17) $1 million contest. Pierce had committed to drive 2003 divisional champ I Am A Fool, but that horse suffered a recent tendon injury that resulted in his premature retiremen...
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New Jersey champion

on 07/14/2004 2:00 AM
Elite Sorority, a 2-year-old pacing filly whose dam is a half sister to 1982 pacing star Ideal Society, captured a $150,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes final at the Meadowlands Wednesday night. Her winning time was 1:54.4. Elite Sorority's sire is Cam's Card Shark. The filly took control of the race just before the halfway mark and went on to win by 2 3/4 lengths. She had finished second in her prev...
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Fast mark for filly

on 07/14/2004 2:00 AM
Economic Clout had won more purse money than lots of other pacing fillies her age, but she didn't have a speed badge to match most of them until Wednesday night , when she won in 1:53.2 at the Meadowlands. Economic Clout earned $226,756 last season and had already picked up another $58,620 this year before Wednesday night's $10,000 overnight event. But her lifetime mark was only 1:58.2, and tha...
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Winners for Tetrick, Morgan

on 07/13/2004 2:00 AM
Tim Tetrick scored four wins on the Monday night card at Maywood Park and leading driver Tony Morgan followed that up with three wins. Tetrick scored in the daily double, winning the first race with You'rebreakn Myart in 1:57.3 for trainer Eric Plowman, and then taking the second with trainer Brian Calvert's Itsa Torpedo in 1:56. Tetrick than captured the fourth with Pat Wolf's Dusty Hotspur i...
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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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