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I Am A Fool in PA

on 11/17/2004 12:00 AM
Kentuckiana Farms has announced that last season's 2003 Two-Year-Old Colt Pacer of the Year, I Am A Fool, will stand the 2005 breeding season at Hempt Farms in Mechanicsburg, Pa. Kentuckiana Farms will serve as syndicate manager and along with Hempt Farms will manage his breeding career. I Am A Fool earned $1,159,062 at two, making him the only 2-year-old to earn more than $1 million since ...
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Rainbow Blue wins Matron

on 11/16/2004 12:00 AM
Rainbow Blue capped off her outstanding year with another impressive victory Monday night at Dover Downs, winning the $159,675 Matron final for 3-year-old filly pacers in a track record 1:51. With Ron Pierce driving, Rainbow Blue shot right for the lead but found themselves locked in a tussle with a game Artbitration and driver Pat Berry. Rainbow Blue continued on to a :26.3 opening quarter whi...
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Five years in jail for Case

on 11/16/2004 12:00 AM
Walter Case Jr. has been sentenced to five years in jail after pleading guilty to felonious assault for stabbing his wife, Nadine, in the back with a steak knife last June. At his sentencing hearing Monday, Case told the judge that "I really screwed my life up. I let alcohol take over my life. I wish I could take it back." Case also made some apologies moments before he learned his fate. "I ...
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Florida lawsuit filed

on 11/16/2004 12:00 AM
A lawsuit has been filed in Florida on behalf of opponents of Amendment 4, which calls for voters in Broward and Miami-Dade counties to decide their own fate of adding slot machines to the seven pari-mutuel tracks and jai-alai frontons in those two counties. The lawsuit is questioning the validity of about 78,000 absentee ballots cast in Broward County, which were discovered late on election ni...
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Presidential Ball to Ohio

on 11/16/2004 12:00 AM
Enviro Stables Ltd & United Concepts Ltd, owners of Presidential Ball, announced Tuesday that the 14-year-old stallion, the sire of 2002 two-year-old pacer of the year Allamerican Native--will relocate for the 2005 breeding season from Tara Hills Stud Farm to Cool Winds Farm in Lima, Ohio. He joins Enviro Stables & United's sire Towner's Big Guy in Ohio.
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Holborn wins Progress

on 11/15/2004 12:00 AM
The thermometer may have registered 39-degrees, but the track was hot for a world record and a track record in the $345,900 Progress Pace. Meadowlands Pace champ Holborn Hanover won with a 1:49.3 clocking. George Brennan executed a perfect drive behind Holborn Hanover en route to a 1:49.3 clocking to win the eighth Progress Pace, the track's signature event. The time equaled the world record pr...
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Matron to Strong Yankee

on 11/15/2004 12:00 AM
In the $204,550 Matron 2-Year-Old Colt Trot Final, Strong Yankee, a lightly-raced son of Muscles Yankee, lived up to his name, racing outside for much of the last half, before pulling away to his second consecutive victory in 1:56.3. The clocking broke the track record set in last year's Matron by Great Challenger by one-fifth of a second. Trainer-driver Trond Smedshammer left at the start but ...
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Mare tops $100,000

on 11/15/2004 12:00 AM
The Steve Jones consignment created quite a stir at the Blooded Horse Sale in Delaware, Ohio, Monday morning with buyers packed in the coliseum at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. Oath, a 3-year-old daughter of Artsplace, topped the morning at $110,000. An unraced filly out of Her Mattjesty p,2,1:54.1, she was sold in foal to Western Hanover. Royal Street, a young Die Laughing mare in foal to ...
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2 year olds shine at Dover

on 11/14/2004 12:00 AM
Fast Ruffles coasted to a Dover Downs track record 1:52.4 victory in the $189,225 Matron final for 2-year-old filly pacers Saturday night. Driven by Ron Pierce, Fast Ruffles drew away from her competition to win by 4 3/4 lengtghs over runner-up Crystal Slipper (Cat Manzi) with Arts Bid (Andy Miller) third. A daughter of Western Hanover trained by Brett Pelling and owned by Lew Arno and Fred Her...
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Chalks rule in OSS Finals

on 11/14/2004 12:00 AM
Favorites ruled in Saturday night's Ontario Sire Stakes Super Final night at Woodbine Racetrack as seven of the bettor's choices came up victorious in the eight contests. Ironically, only a horse named Fan Favourite spoiled the chalk parade when she won the opening $300,000 contest for 2-year-old filly trotters as the 5-1 fourth choice. Driven by Luc Ouellette, Fan Favourite broke her maiden in...
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Windy City elim held

on 11/13/2004 12:00 AM
Georgia Pacific made it look easy in Friday night's $25,000 Windy City Pace elimination at Maywood Park. He led at every pole for driver Andy Miller and finished with a 1:52.1 time. Georgia Pacific and driver Andy Miller were easy winners over Live Out Loud and Tarver Hanover.Also gaining spots in next Friday night's $350,000 Windy City Pace Final were Artiology, Fox Valley Gallant, Peyote, an...
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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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