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Kikikatie survives inquiry

on 06/19/2004 2:00 AM
Kikikatie won her season debut, a $24,603 division of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes at The Meadows Friday night (June18), but she had to survive an inquiry first before being declared the winner. Kikikatie, driven by Dick Stillings for trainer Joe Seekman, was sitting fourth after the :27.1 opening quarter. Stillings tipped the daughter of Real Artist at the half, only to get snarled in a multih...
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Coldheartedrevenge scores

on 06/19/2004 2:00 AM
Coldheartedrevenge took advantage of a break in stride by ML’s Boy and captured the $102,000 Maywood Pace for Illinois conceived and foaled 3-year-old colt pacers Friday night (June 18) in 1:53.2. Driven by Andy Miller, Coldheartedrevenge sat second behind ML’s Boy (Tony Morgan)_through fractions of :26.3, :55.3 and 1:24.1. But in the lane ML’s...
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Four Starzzz Shark qualifies

on 06/19/2004 2:00 AM
Four Starzzz Shark, the top ranked Standardbred in the country, won a qualifier at the Meadowlands Friday morning (June 18) in 1:51.1. Regular driver Mike Lachance was in the bike as the 6-year-old Cam’s Card Shark stallion sat second through fractions :28.1, :56.4 and 1:25.1, then blitzed the final quarter in :25.4 for a three-quarter length victory over Hollywood Sam and Rich...
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NJSS shocker

on 06/19/2004 2:00 AM
The first of three $25,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colt pacers at the Meadowlands Saturday night (June 19) produced a shocker of the greatest kind as 1-9 favorite Modern Art finished fourth in the first split behind 32-1 longshot All My Life. Modern Art and driver David Miller moved to the lead against a strong backstretch wind and they were still on top turning for home. But the ...
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North America Cup upset

on 06/19/2004 2:00 AM
In one of the biggest upsets in the 21-year history of the Pepsi North America Cup, Mantacular and driver Cat Manzi pulled off a 26-1 upset in Saturday night's (June 19) $1.6 million renewal at Woodbine Racetrack. Manzi was able to get into the outer flow coming out of the first turn but that came after some early anxious moments near the back of the pack as horses jockeyed for early position i...
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Stroke Play in Flight

on 06/19/2004 2:00 AM
Brian Sears kept Stroke Play game down the long Woodbine stretch and the 2003 Three-Year-Old Filly Trotter of the Year went on to win the $353,250(C) Armbro Flight final Saturday night (June 19), easily holding off the 2003 Older Trotting Mare of the Year Windylane Hanover. Stroke Play crossed the wire in 1:53.4, holding off comfortably the late charge of Windylane Hanover and driver Ron Pierce...
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NYSS action

on 06/19/2004 2:00 AM
Donna’s Girl had the fastest time of 1:57 in her $31,052 division of the New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday night (June 19) at Saratoga. Howard Okusko Jr. expertly guided the Village Jove filly to the easy win for owners Claude Incaudo and Carol Okusko. Cha Cha Meg scored her first lifetime win, finishing ahead of Oops Im A Filly in 1:58.3. Joe and J...
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Legacy left in Goodtimes

on 06/19/2004 2:00 AM
Windsong's Legacy closed with a flourish to just catch Cash Hall at the wire to win Saturday night's (June 19) $322,700 Goodtimes final at Woodbine Racetrack. Cash Hall, driven by John Campbell, was parked past the half in :56.4, finally clearing for the lead past favored Eilean Donon and driver Tom Sells. Despite the tough first-half trip, Cash Hall opened up on his competition through the str...
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Sun shines in Elegantimage

on 06/19/2004 2:00 AM
Mystical Sunshine pulled a minor upset in the $601,300(C) Elegantimage final at Woodbine Saturday night (June 19) as heavily favored Zorgwijk Emani had her five-race unbeaten streak this year snapped when she went offstride past the half. With Paul MacDonell driving, Mystical Sunshine moved to the lead past the front-stepping Zorgwijk Emani (Kevin Wallis) down the backside. Mystical Sunshine dr...
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Bunny ready for Liberty

on 06/18/2004 2:00 AM
The 2000 Horse of the Year Bunny Lake is now six and, according to trainer and co-owner John Stark Jr., she's as good as ever. "The Bunny" is the 3-1 second choice on the morning line for Friday night's (June 18) $238,600 Lady Liberty final at the Meadowlands and will have the driving services of John Campbell from post two. "She's as good now as she's ever been soundness-wise," Stark told The ...
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Tax bill passes House

on 06/18/2004 2:00 AM
The American Horse Council has issued a release stating that the U.S. House or Representatives, on Thursday (June 17), passed its version of the international tax bill, the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 (H.R. 4520). Unlike the Senate-passed international tax bill, the House bill does not include two provisions important to the racing industry: the clarification that the 30 percent alien withh...
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Camelot Hall needed race

on 06/18/2004 2:00 AM
Of the 10 horses who will go to the post in Saturday's (June 19) Pepsi North America Cup final at Woodbine, Camelot Hall made the biggest improvement from the Burlington Stakes on June 5 to qualify for the $1.6 million (C) Cup final. Camelot Hall finished eighth at Mohawk Raceway in the Burlington division won by Georgia Pacific in 1:49.4. Last weekend, in his North America Cup elimination, he ...
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World mark for Ill. champ

on 06/18/2004 2:00 AM
Loyal Opposition was a handful behind the gate for driver George Brennan but once the wings opened she was all business as the Illinois-bred champion cruised to a world record-equaling 1:48.4 victory in the $258,600 Lady Liberty Pace at the Meadowlands Friday night (June 18). Brennan, behind Loyal Opposition for the first time, got away fourth as Ron Pierce sent favored Burning Point to the top...
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NJSS filly stars

on 06/18/2004 2:00 AM
Rainbow Blue won her 11th race in a row in a streak stretching back to last July, capturing the first of two $31,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes divisions at the Meadowlands Friday night (June 18), while Apple Krisp posted a 1:49.4 track record-equaling victory in the second spllit. Rainbow Blue, a 3-year-old daughter of Artiscape, rolled to a 1:51.1 victory for driver Ron Pierce, keeping her record...
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Fool's Goal takes Open

on 06/18/2004 2:00 AM
The 2002 Older Trotter of the Year Fool's Goal appears to be back in top form after winning Friday night's (June 18) $40,000 Open at the Meadowlands. With Jack Moiseyev driving, Fool's Goal had no problems leaving from post seven to go on to a 1:53.1 victory, as the 2003 Three-Year-Old Colt Trotter of the Year Mr. Muscleman settled for second in hs season debut. Now nine, Fool's Goal won for th...
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Consolations at Woodbine

on 06/18/2004 2:00 AM
Consolations for the Goodtimes and Elegantimage stakes took place at Woodbine Friday night, and Southwind Elian and Blossom Seelster got back in the winner's circle with 1:55.4 and 1:56.4 efforts, respectively. Southwind Elian, who broke stride late in the homestretch while leading a Goodtimes elim field a week earlier, held off late rallies by Mr. Battin and Durgin Hanover to win. Luc Ouellett...
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Eilean Donon ready

on 06/17/2004 2:00 AM
With most of the pre-season attention among the 3-year-old colt trotters focused on Cantab Hall and Tom Ridge, a few others have quietly been getting ready to try and upset the apple cart this year. After all, the Detroit Pistons just shocked the world by easily brushing aside the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals, so why can't other sophomore trotters step up and make the same sort of statemen...
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Perfect 10 looks for 11

on 06/17/2004 2:00 AM
The "Perfect 10" trotter Cantab Hall will make his 2004 debut Thursday night (June 17) at the Meadowlands, competing in the second of three $25,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colt trotters. Last year, under the guidance of trainer Ron Gurfein and driver Mike Lachance Cantab Hall won all 10 of his starts on his way to divisional and Trotter of the Year honors. "I felt pretty good abou...
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Campbell honored by NJ

on 06/17/2004 2:00 AM
Driver John Campbell will be honored Monday, June 21, by the New Jersey State Assembly for his racing achievements and contributions to the sport. Campbell is the sport of harness racing?s all-time leading driver with more than $220 million in purses earned. He has driven the winners of more than 9,300 races. He became the youngest person elected to harness racing's Hall of Fame at the age of 3...
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Filly trotters in NJSS

on 06/17/2004 2:00 AM
The Jimmy Takter-trained entry of Have You Ever and Armbro Bluejay finished first and third, respectively, in the first of three New Jersey Sire Stakes divisions for 3-year-old filly trotters at the Meadowlands Wednesday night (June 16). Housethatruthbuilt and In The Shell came up victorious in the other two splits. Ron Pierce directed the Brittany Farms-owned daughter of Yankee Gllide to the 1...
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