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Stroke Play faces Windylane

on 06/04/2004 2:00 AM
Saturday night's (June 5) $250,000 Classic Oaks final at Mohawk will bring together for the first time Windylane Hanover and Stroke Play. Both raced in the three preliminary legs of the Classic Oaks, but on each occasion they drew into separate divisions. Not only are they racing against each other for the first time, but they also will be eye-to-eye when they go behind the starting gate. Strok...
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HP Paque headed home

on 06/04/2004 2:00 AM
HP Paque is headed home after racing in Europe for the past month. Trainer Trond Smedshammer told The Horseman Friday (June 4) he would be returning to the U.S. from Sweden this weekend. "His next start will be the elimination for the Titan Cup (June 25) here at the Meadowlands, if everything is ok," Smesdhammer said. HP Paque's performance in Europe was not what Smedshammer was hoping for,...
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Big M qualifiers held

on 06/04/2004 2:00 AM
Great Challenger, a Conway Hall 3-year-old colt trained by Jim Campbell and driven by David Miller, defeated 2003 Peter Haughton Memorial winner Tom Ridge and driver Ron Pierce in a qualifier at the Meadowlands Friday morning (June 4). Great Challenger led wire to wire in taking a lifetime mark of 1:55.3 with a last quarter in :27.3. Tom Ridge left from post five and was parked the entire mile....
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Rainbow Blue wins NJSS

on 06/04/2004 2:00 AM
Rainbow Blue kept her winning streak alive with a handy one-length score in 1:52.1 in a New Jersey Sire Stakes at the Meadowlands Friday night. Three divisions for 3-year-old filly pacers were contested. Majestic Eagle finished second behind Rainbow Blue while Female Champs was third, Economic Clout took fourth and Earhart Hanoaver earned the last purse check. The other winners were Glowing ...
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Colt sold for $450,000

on 06/04/2004 2:00 AM
Rocky Balboa, a 3-year-old trotting colt being pointed toward the $1.2 million Hambletonian, has been sold for $450,000, the Meadowlands press staff has reported. The colt finished second in a qualifier at the Meadowlands Friday, trotting his own mile in 1:57.2. This is the second Hambletonian hopeful sold in the last few weeks by Chuck Sylvester, who last month completed a transaction sending...
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Filly falters at Mohawk

on 06/04/2004 2:00 AM
The Casual Breeze stakes marked the 2004 debut of Peaceful Way, who had won eight of nine starts going into last year's Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Filly Trot, when a break spoiled her appearance. But in the Casual Breeze the filly broke stride again. Peaceful Way started from post position two but broke stride going to the three-quarter mark in her Casual Breeze division. Driven by her regular d...
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Crown champ defeated

on 06/04/2004 2:00 AM
Pans Culottes, the 2003 Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Filly Pace champion, was beaten in her second start of the year Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Racing against a field which included older mares, pans Culottes paced seventh and ninth for most of the mile and finished ninth. The race was won by Samaryllis, a 4-year-old mare by Moonlight Sam, who hit the wire first in 1:53.1. Also in the...
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Filly trotters in spotlight

on 06/03/2004 2:00 AM
Ivy Swinger caught Funny Malentine on the wire for a nose victory in the second race, the first of three $25,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies Wednesday night (June 2) at the Meadowlands. Funny Malentine was coasting along with a five-length lead in the stretch when David Miller coaxed Ivy Swinger to a :27.3 last quarter and her first victory in 11 career starts. She tr...
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Cal-Expo board wants input

on 06/03/2004 2:00 AM
In a move that is unprecedented at Cal-Expo, the operators of the California Exposition and State Fair have asked harness racing industry personnel to bring their thoughts on racing at the Sacramento racetrack to Cal-Expo's next board of directors meeting, June 25. "We've put out a letter to the industry asking them to come give us some information about what they believe Cal-Expo and our direc...
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Favored for Connors Cash

on 06/03/2004 2:00 AM
The undefeated 3-year-old colt trotter Cash Hall has been made the 5-2 morning line choice in Saturday night's (June 5) $100,000 William Connors Memorial Trot at Hazel Park Raceway. With the attention of the horse racing world on Smarty Jones's attempt at a Triple Crown in the Belmon Stakes, the track in suburban Detroit will have an early 6:10 p.m. post time on Saturday. The opening race on th...
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Northwood offering set

on 06/03/2004 2:00 AM
Northwood Bloodstock Agency has made available its 2004 yearling consignments. Northwood will offer over 180 head this fall starting with the New Jersey Classic Sale on Sunday, Sept. 12, at Showplace Farms, where they will represent more than 50 colts and fillies. The bulk of the consignment will then be presented in Harrisburg at the Standardbred Horse Sale Company’s annual event on Nov....
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Jersey lawmakers to drive

on 06/03/2004 2:00 AM
The New Jersey Legislative Challenge Race, in which state lawmakers drive harness horses to benefit charities, will be expanded this year to two separate races with a total of eight competitors at the Meadowlands on June 12. For the first time, one race will feature all women while the other will be all men. Both races will be non-wagering events prior to the night’s pari-mutuel program....
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Tattersalls sets dates

on 06/02/2004 2:00 AM
Tattersalls Sales Company has finalized the dates it will sell yearlings in Lexington this fall. Tattersalls plans to sell yearlings in evening sessions the second week of the Grand Circuit meet at The Red Mile. The sale will get underway Wednesday, Oct. 6, and continue through Saturday night, Oct. 9, in Lexington. The Kentucky Futurity and the Tattersalls Pace will be held Saturday afternoon, ...
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More harness on TV

on 06/02/2004 2:00 AM
The Horse TV Network, based in Houston, Texas, will broadcast an hour of vintage harness racing each week, starting Friday, June 4 at midnight (Eastern time). The programming will be rebroadcast on Monday, June 7, at 5:30 p.m. (Eastern). That schedule will continue throughout the month of June and then continue on alternate weeks for the remainder of the summer. The shows to be aired include pr...
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Bunny Lake qualifies

on 06/02/2004 2:00 AM
The top mare Bunny Lake was on the run both after the quarter-pole and before the third call in last Saturday's third leg of the Classic Series at Mohawk. So she was entered to qualify Tuesday morning at Mohawk. With the draw for the series finale looming in the Mohawk race office, Bunny Lake was looking to stay flat over the seven-eighths mile oval. And flat she did stay. The daughter of Pr...
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Cameron Hall gets ready

on 06/02/2004 2:00 AM
Cameron Hall is getting ready to start racing once again. The 5-year-old mare by Garland Lobell won a qualifier at Mohawk Racetrack in 1:57.3 Tuesday. She wired the field and won by 4 1/4 lengths.
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A man of many breeds

on 06/02/2004 2:00 AM
French horseman Jean-Pierre Dubois presented one of the most interesting trotters during the Elitlopp meet at the Solvalla track in Stockholm, Sweden, last weekend when he raced Daguet Rapide. But he also had a top horse he was watching in a rich steeplechase event in France. Dubois, together with Ecurie Wildenstein, owns Kotktijet (Cadoudal-Kotie), one of the leading jumpers in Europe. At the ...
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Sculpture pic shows trotter

on 06/02/2004 2:00 AM
This weekend marks the 60th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of France during World War II. To commemorate the historical event, a sand sculpture was created on Omaha Beach, depicting Allied Forces disembarking from a landing craft. In the background a trotter trains on the Normandy beach. The photo was released last Friday, May 28, with no mention of the trotter. The photo was published in the M...
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New filly barn to be built

on 06/01/2004 2:00 AM
Because of the generosity of Laverne Hill, who owned Scioto Downs and campaigned the top pacing colt Falcon Almahurst in partnership with her late husband, Charlie, the Delaware, Ohio, County Fair will soon have a new barn for stabling the horses competing in the Jugette. "I cannot think of a better way or place to create a memorial to Charlie," said Mrs. Hill. "He loved the Jug, the Jugette an...
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Billings action at Hoosier

on 06/01/2004 2:00 AM
Three "open leg" divisions of C.K.G. Billings Amateur Trotting Series were contested Sunday at Hoosier Park in Anderson, Ind., before severe weather forced cancellation of the final four races on the card. The racetrack was fast when "Trader Bud" Hatfield, Ned Hodkinson and Larry Steenbergen each guided a winner in their respective divisions. Hatfield scored his fourth seasonal victory in...
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