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2YOs pace 1:55 miles

on 06/26/2004 2:00 AM
Two 2-year-old pacers turned in miles in 1:55 and change at the Meadowlands Saturday morning. He's Determined paced in 1:55.1 while Perfect Western scored in 1:55.3. He's Determined, a son of Western Hanover out of Cheers Lauxmont, who is also the dam of Red Bow Tie, was driven by David Miller. Miller also handled Perfect Western, a son of Western Hanover out of Tyber Song, for trainer Ed Lohme...
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Warkentin second best

on 06/26/2004 2:00 AM
Ken Warkentin, an announcer at the Meadowlands, is now the namesake of a 2-year-old trotting colt by Yankee Glide. Ken Warkentin--the horse--missed a big victory at the Big M Saturday morning when he was edged by a head at the wire in a baby race. The race was won by Uni-Optic Man, a son of Malabar Man, in 2:00.3. Ken Warkentin was just a head back in second.
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Ind. qualies a bit slow

on 06/26/2004 2:00 AM
Horsemen had their first opportunity to test the Indiana Downs surface Saturday, June 26 as the Shelbyville track played host to 12 qualifying races. Six days earlier Thoroughbreds raced over the one-mile oval, and several drivers and trainers noted that the track was deep and loose. Times reinforced those assertions, as the judges gave a four-second allowance. Charlie Conrad and Big Boy Josh w...
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Shark ready to attack

on 06/25/2004 2:00 AM
Four Starzzz Shark is all rested and ready for a big summer of competition. He won a qualifier at the Meadowlands last Saturday (June 19) in 1:51.1 with a last quarter in :25.4 and will make his next start tomorrow night (June 26) at the Meadowlands from the rail in the $40,000 Open Pace. "We were very happy and he was well within himself," trainer Dave Sabatelli told The Horseman of the qualif...
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Mighty M to twist & shout

on 06/25/2004 2:00 AM
The final countdown to the opening of the video gaming machine parlor at Mighty M Gaming at Monticello Raceway has begun, with the clock now at approximately 100 hours and counting. Renovated at a cost of $27 million, the Mighty M will turn the switch on its 1,743 video gaming machines at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 30. A special ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 9:45 a.m., with the machines...
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NJSS colt trot in 8-1 upset

on 06/25/2004 2:00 AM
Brian Sears tipped Enflammatory first-over at the half and went on to win the $150,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes final for 3-year-old colt trotters at the Meadowlands Thursday night (June 24) in 1:54.1. It wasn't easy for Enflammatory as he was able to hold on by a slim nose over Al Dente Hanover (Ron Pierce), with Real Leader (Steve Smith) third by 3 1/2 lengths. Favored Rocky Balboa and second-c...
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Shining time for draft choice

on 06/25/2004 2:00 AM
Hunch players that were followers of the National Basketball Association could have been rewarded with an 8-1 payday at the Meadowlands Thursday night (June 24) if they were paying attention. While the NBA draft was taking place at Madison Square Garden in New York City, a short way away at the Meadowlands across the river in New Jersey, Draft Choice, a half brother to 1994 Metro winner Rover Hano...
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Firms looking at Batavia

on 06/25/2004 2:00 AM
The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester, N.Y., is reporting that three private investment firms have expressed interest in reopening Batavia Downs and adding the video gaming machines now allowed in the state. The track is currently owned by Western Regional Off-Track Betting, which bought the facility in 1998 when it was near bankruptcy. With mounting financial losses continuing after the trac...
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Pa. slots may aid Md.

on 06/25/2004 2:00 AM
It didn't take long for the slot-machine debate to heat up in Maryland after the legislature in neighboring Pennsylvania announced a tentative agreement to add the machines at that state's racetracks. Maryland has been embroiled in debate over the issue off adding the slots at its racetracks, including Rosecroft Raceway and possibly Ocean Downs, for some time now. "Pennsylvania has changed the ...
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PPK, horsemen sign contract

on 06/25/2004 2:00 AM
Pompano Park and the Florida Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association have announced they reached agreement on a new three-year contract. While details on the new agreement were not released, starting Friday, July 2, purses for all pari mutuel races will be raised $100 across the board. "We are happy with the progress of our summer racing season and the spirit of co operation that the ho...
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Peaceful Way wins qua.

on 06/25/2004 2:00 AM
Peaceful Way, last year's O'Brien Award winner in Canada as the top 2-year-old filly trotter and runner-up in Dan Patch voting for divisional honors in the United States, won a qualifier at Mohawk Racetrack Friday morning (June 25) in 1:56.3. With Chris Christoforou driving for trainer Dave Tingley, Peaceful Way won by more than 13 lengths in her first appearance since making a break in the Cas...
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Cantab Hall romps in qua.

on 06/25/2004 2:00 AM
Unable to find a pari-mutuel start for the 2003 Trotter of the Year Cantab Hall, trainer Ron Gurfein entered his charge in a Friday morning (June 25) qualifier at the Meadowlands, which resulted in a 1:54.2 romp. Undefeated in 10 starts last year at two, Cantab Hall won a qualifier on June 11 at the Big M in 1:56. He was subsequently entered in a New Jersey Sire Stakes elimination on June 17, b...
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King ready to return

on 06/25/2004 2:00 AM
Trainer Dave Sabatelli is putting Four Starzzz King back into training after some time off. The 3-year-old gelded son of The Panderosa last raced May 30 when he finished second in the final of the Provincial Cup at Windsor. "It's been an amazing year for Four Starzzz King, who I think is probably in the top five 3 year olds in the country right now," said Jeff Cohen, who co-owns along with Mik...
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Fillies set to square off

on 06/24/2004 2:00 AM
On Friday night (June 25), 12 three-year-old pacing fillies will square off in a division of the New Jersey Sire Stakes at the Meadowlands in what looks to be an outstanding match between record-setting Apple Krisp, who leaves from post six, and Rainbow Blue, who has won all seven of her starts in 2004. Last week in NJSS action, Apple Krisp posted a 1:49.4 mile and equaled the Big M track recor...
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Housethatruthbuilt wins

on 06/24/2004 2:00 AM
Housethatruthbuilt rallied from eighth at the half to win the $150,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes final for 3-year-old filly trotters at the Meadowlands Wednesday night (June 23) in 1:54.1. With Brian Sears driving, Housethatruthbuilt won by three-quarters of a length over Silver Springs, who was later disqualified for causing interference to Self Indulgent and Have You Ever at the start. In The Sh...
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Big wins for NJ freshmen

on 06/24/2004 2:00 AM
Eleven A M paced to an impressive 1:55.2 victory and Mystic Gold was clocked in 1:57.2 in winning their respective New Jersey Sire Stakes divisions for 2-year-old colt pacers at the Meadowlands Wednesday night (June 23). With John Campbell driving, Eleven A M won by three-quarters of a length over Western Glory (George Brennan), with Gemini Jon (Brian Sears) third. Eleven A M, a son of Falco...
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Harrah's joins Chester

on 06/24/2004 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission has unanimously approved a partnership between Harrah’s Entertainment and the new Chester Downs racetrack and marina in Chester, Pa. Harrah’s has committed approximately $275 million to the project and will have equal partnership with company president Joseph Lashinger and partners George Miller and Kevin Flynn. Accord...
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Marean to run for House

on 06/24/2004 2:00 AM
Don Marean, a U.S. Trotting Association director representing Maine in District 9, has announced he is a candidate for the Maine House of Representatives in this fall's elections. Marean is the Republican candidate for District 131 in the election on November 2. Marean and his wife, Linda, own and operate Lindon Farm, where they stand the stallions Lahar and Warren Moon. Mareanâ€â...
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Scarlet Knight wins

on 06/24/2004 2:00 AM
Hambletonian winner Scarlet Knight returned after his disappointing effort in the Elitlopp final and showed up with a thundering effort, showing the same class as when he made his season debut. He was really powering around the Solvalla track as he opened swiftly for the lead this time and then kept trotting in high speed without any pulled-up fractions. He was timed in a rate of 1:55.2 over 2,140...
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Trotters sparkle in Coons

on 06/24/2004 2:00 AM
Call City Hall and SF Misty, two of the most consistent performers on the Michigan circuit, won their respective Charles Coon Memorial finals for 4-year-old trotters at the Croswell, Mich. fairgrounds Wednesday night (June 23). Call City Hall won his $10,852 Coon elim by four lengths in 2:00.2 for trainer-driver Todd Buter, with Alterity, driven by Larry Smith for trainer Cliff Makin, winning t...
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