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Muscles flexed in Woodruff

on 05/23/2004 2:00 AM
Muscles Marinara completed his sweep of the Hiram Woodruff Series at the Meadowlands Sunday afternoon (May 23), closing out his three-start trifecta with a career-best 1:53.2 victory in the $52,750 final. With Brian Sears in the sulky for trainer Trond Smedshammer, Muscles Marinara took control at the half and trotted to an easy 3 1/2-length decision over Double Eagle (John Campbell). Donnegal ...
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Two elims for Elitlopp

on 05/23/2004 2:00 AM
This year's Elitlopp at Solvalla in Sweden is Sunday, May 30, and the field was split into two eliminations. Here is the draw: First Elimination PP Horse 1 Revenue 2 Gidde Palema 3 Malabar Circle Ås 4 Civil Action 5 Steinlager 6 Freiherr As 7 Legendary Lover K 8 Rotation Second Elimination 1 Scarlet Knight 2 HP Paque 3 Kesaco Phedo 4 Frække Frederik 5 Tag The Devil 6 Calvi...
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Smarty's jock at Freehold

on 05/23/2004 2:00 AM
Freehold Raceway has jumped on the Smarty Jones bandwagon as Stewart Elliott, the jockey of the Triple Crown hopeful, will be at the track Friday (May 28) for an autograph and photo session. Elliott will meet and greet Freehold fans from noon to 1 p.m.
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Hi Ho, it's an ISS mark

on 05/23/2004 2:00 AM
Hi Ho Molly set an Indiana Sire Stakes record and came within one-fifth of a second of a national season's mark Friday (May 21) in the $12,000 first division of ISS action at Hoosier Park. The 3-year-old Hi Ho Silverheel's filly paced to victory in 1:52. The Ernie Gaskin-trained sophomore entered Friday's contest off a third-place finish in 1:54.3. Leading driver Don Irvine Jr. was in the bike,...
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1,000 for Ryan Anderson

on 05/23/2004 2:00 AM
Sporting his blue, white and gold colors, 23-year-old Ryan Anderson scored his 1,000th victory Saturday night (May 22) at Balmoral Park. The milestone victory came in the night's 11th race as Anderson steered Odds On Dana to a 1:52.1 clocking. The 4-year-old son of Artiscape won aby more than four lengths for trainer Robin Schadt of Odds On Racing. Anderson had also won the sixth race with Boyi...
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Field set for Windsor stake

on 05/23/2004 2:00 AM
Four Starzzz King, Quik Pulse Mindale and Georgia Pacific won their respective $25,000(C) Provincial Cup eliminations at Windsor Raceway Sunday night (May 23), but it wasn't without a scramble. When the group of New Jersey-based Meadowlands drivers were unable to fly out of Newark because of heavy thunderstorm in the Midwest, trainers had to scramble to find new pilots. Richie Silverman got the...
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Molson Pace elim winners

on 05/22/2004 2:00 AM
Four Starzzz Shark and Sand Olls Dexter won their respective $18,000(C) eliminations for the Molson Canadian Pace at Western Fair Raceway in London, Ont., Friday night (May 21). Mike Lachance traveled to Western Fair to direct Four Starzzz Shark, who appears to be the front-runner among the older pacing ranks in North America. The 6-year-old son of Cam's Card Shark won in 1:54, besting Wolfdanc...
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This dog is 8 for 8

on 05/21/2004 2:00 AM
Who is the top dog in wins among the 3-year-old pacing ranks in 2004? If you answered Four Starzzz King, Brandon's Cowboy, Modern Art or I Am A Fool, you're wrong. Try PH Top Dog, who is now a perfect eight-for-eight after his latest triumph at Mohawk Racetrack on May 18. A son of The Big Dog, PH Top Dog is actually riding a 10-race win streak, having closed out his rookie campaign with a pair ...
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Harder strong in Hempt

on 05/21/2004 2:00 AM
Mark Harder-trained horses won two of the three Max Hempt eliminations last Saturday night at Pocono Downs, setting up the Meadowlands-based conditioner nicely for the $162,696 final this Saturday night (May 22). Harder, who leads the Meadowlands' trainer standings with more than $1.12 million in purse earnings in 2004, will send out Skydancer Hanover and Casey's Bonanza, who won their elims in 1:...
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$1 mil Survivor at Hoosier

on 05/21/2004 2:00 AM
Rupert Boneham's popularity on the recently-concluded Survivor All Stars earned him a million bucks and now Hoosier Park is hoping that translates into a record crowd for Hoosier Cup night (May 29). Boneham, a resident of Indianapolis, will be at the track in Anderson the night of the $500,000 (est.) Hoosier Cup final participating in a photo and autograph session. "I've never been to Hoosier P...
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Cash Hall cashes in debut

on 05/21/2004 2:00 AM
The highly regarded Bob McIntosh trainee Cash Hall, a $300,000 yearling purchase, won his 2004 sophomore debut Thursday night (May 20) at Mohawk Racetrack, scoring in 1:56 as the 1-5 favorite. Steve Condren directed the son of Self Possessed to the three-length victory. Out of the mare Chatty Hanover, Cash Hall is a half brother to the multiple stakes-winning filly Cartier Hall. Owned by McI...
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Hurri Kane still storming

on 05/21/2004 2:00 AM
Hurri Kane Billy G continued on his road to the Hambletonian Thursday night (May 20), posting a third straight victory in a $25,000 three-year-old open trot. Driven by Daniel Dube, Hurri Kane Billy G won in 1:55.3, defeating Armbro Barrister by three-quarters of a length, with Dexter Cup winner Beissinger Hanover third. The winning son of Donerail is trained by John McDermott, who co-owns wi...
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KSSC to sponsor Jug action

on 05/21/2004 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Standardbred Sales Company will host owners of all entries to the 59th Little Brown Jug in the Hospitality Pavilion on Thursday, Sept. 23, at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. Kentucky Standardbred also will sponsor a late closer on Jug Day, and sale company officials will present the Jug ring to the winning driver during winner's circle ceremonies following the race. "This is the ...
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Michael's Western returns

on 05/21/2004 2:00 AM
Maywood Park track record holder Michael's Western makes his first appearance at that site since his stunning 1:51 flat clocking on April 9, the fastest mile ever raced in this track's 58-year history. The Joe Anderson trained 5-year-old gelding will open up as the 9-5 favorite in the $22,000 ninth race Free For All Pace on Friday (May 21). Ryan Anderson, who is a handful of victories away from...
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Syracuse writer apologizes

on 05/21/2004 2:00 AM
Syracuse Post-Standard staff writer Bob Snyder has issued an apology of sorts to the sport of harness racing after taking an unintentional jab in a column published last Sunday. In that column, Snyder wrote about the recent NCAA study regarding gambling by college athletes and said that when information is being given to bookies or bettors by college athletes it can affect the outcome of a game, "...
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Gallo wins starry qualifier

on 05/21/2004 2:00 AM
Harness racing’s all-time richest pacer Gallo Blue Chip won a star-studded qualifier at Mohawk Racetrack Friday morning (May 21), holding off Mystic Marauder, who last raced in March in a $48,000(C) claimer, by a nose in 1:52.4. Finishing third—although 9 ¼ lengths behind the winner--was 2003 Meadowlands Pace winner Allamerican Theory, who has been on the shelf with various ailments...
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Forever Starlet 8th in qua.

on 05/21/2004 2:00 AM
Dan Patch champion 2-year-old filly trotter Forever Starlet finished eighth in a qualifier at the Meadowlands Friday morning (May 21) in her sophomore debut. The race was won in 1:57.1 by Rant N Rave, a 3-year-old daughter of Muscles Yankee who was victorious three times last year, including divisions of the Arden Downs, Green Acres and New Jersey Sire Stakes. George Brennan drove the winner for t...
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Constant Change qualifies

on 05/21/2004 2:00 AM
Constant Change, one of the top pacers on the Chicago circuit, qualified at Maywood Park Wednesday. The 6-year-old son of Cole Muffler has $349,679 in career earnings, with a record of 1:50.2 he took last November at Balmoral Park. "They (trainer Tom Simmons and co-owner wife Benita Simmons) decided to bring the horse to Maywood Wednesday night to qualify him, because of the weather factor," sa...
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Campbell picks up drive

on 05/21/2004 2:00 AM
John Campbell has been named by trainer Mark Ford to drive Brandon's Cowboy in his Provincial Cup elimination at Windsor Raceway Sunday night (May 23). Although Brandon's Cowboy moved from the three slot to the outside nine hole when the three eliminations for the $466,000(C) Provincial Cup had to be re-drawn, Ford and owner Martin Scharf aren't disappointed. Ford turned to Campbell, who someho...
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Hazel mark for Rainbow Blue

on 05/21/2004 2:00 AM
Rainbow Blue went one of the most impressive miles in the 51-year history of Hazel Park Raceway Friday night (May 21), winning the $100,000 Rose Red final in a dazzling 1:51.1, missing the world mark for 3-year-old filly pacers on a five-eighths mile track by only one-fifth of a second. Rainbow Blue's outstanding effort demolished the divisional speed mark at the suburban Detroit track by more ...
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