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New hip likely for Allen

on 05/04/2004 2:00 AM
Driver-trainer Carl Allen, hospitalized since a spill last Friday at the Meadowlands, is likely to receive an artificial hip, according to his son, Rod Allen. Carl Allen, 74, was injured in a multi-horse spill in the third of Friday morning's (April 30) qualifiers at the Meadowlands and is in Hackensack, N.J., University Medical Center. "Marty (Rod's brother) and the doctors looked at the x-ra...
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Berry's Creek final drawn

on 05/04/2004 2:00 AM
Berry's Creek elimination winners Four Starzzz King and Brandons Cowboy have drawn the inside two posts, respectively, in Saturday night's (May 8) $260,000 final at the Meadowlands. Here is the complete draw for the Berry's Creek final: PP Horse Driver 1. Four Starzzz King (Mike Lachance) 2. Brandons Cowboy (Daniel Dube) 3. Yankees In Seven (Jim Morrill Jr.) 4. Western Prince (David ...
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Ouellette offers challenge

on 05/04/2004 2:00 AM
Luc Ouellette, a four-time leading driver at the Meadowlands, is challenging North American harness drivers and trainers to pledge a percentage of their monthly commission during May to the Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF), which encourages and supports the participation of young people in harness racing. Since 2000, Ouellette has pledged his five percent driving commission from one day ...
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Legendary Lover K wins

on 05/03/2004 2:00 AM
Legendary Lover K won the Gran Premio della Lotteria Nazionale in Naples, Italy, on Sunday afternoon (May 2). After being campaigned in North America his 2 and 3-year-old seasons by the DeWayne Minor family, Legendary Lover K was sold to the Italian trotting farm Allevamento Toniatti, Danish horsemen Knud Erik Raun and trainer Gunnar Christiansen. Legendary Lover K won his elimination with driv...
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Pa. sires open season

on 05/02/2004 2:00 AM
The opening round of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes were held at The Meadows Saturday night (May 1) with five divisions for 3-year-old filly pacers. The fastest division went to Day After Day in 1:54.1. Bill Fahy was at the lines of the Western Hanover filly as she wired the field for her third straight victory in as many lifetime starts, all this year. Other division winners were Jus' Chilln Out ...
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Ohio sires marathon

on 05/02/2004 2:00 AM
The Ohio Sire Stakes season opened at Lebanon Raceway Saturday night (May 1) with the entire 18-race card devoted to sire stakes for 3-year-old colt and filly trotters and pacers. Brett Miller was the night's leading driver, winning four of the sire stakes, but it was James Daley who drove the fastest mile of the evening over a track rated good on a rainy night in southern Ohio. Daley drove Ste...
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Three for Rogue Hall

on 05/01/2004 2:00 AM
Rogue Hall stretched his unbeaten streak to three with an impressive come-from-behind victory in Friday night's (April 30) $25,000(C) second leg of the Mohawk Series at Mohawk Racetrack. With Paul MacDonell driving, Rogue Hall closed from seventh at the three-quarters to sweep by the field to win in 1:53.3. Finishing second in the career-best mile for Rogue Hall was Duca, with Mata Harry third....
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Cowboy and a King score

on 05/01/2004 2:00 AM
Three-year-old colt pacers began their trip down the road to the Meadowlands Pace, Little Brown Jug and Breeders Crown Saturday night at the Meadowlands in two $25,000 eliminations of the Berry Creek. Early season standout Brandon's Cowboy was in control in winning the first elim in 1:50.4 while another early standout, Four Starzzz King was an impressive 1:51.2 winner. \ In the first elim Danel ...
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Carolina Sunshine in photo

on 05/01/2004 2:00 AM
Caolina Sunshine, a narrow second-place finisher in her last two outings, including the first leg of the Classic Distaff, won a photo finish with Burning Point in Saturday night's $85,000 second leg of the Classic Distaff at the Meadowlands. Bunny Lake (John Campbell) set the opening fraction of :27, yielded to Artistic Vision (Mike Lachance), then retook the lead at the :55 half. Meanwhile Bur...
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Windylane Hanover romps

on 05/01/2004 2:00 AM
Windyland Hanover romped and Stroke Play just got up in the final strides to win in their respective $60,000 divisions of the Classic Oaks Saturday night (May 1) at the Meadowlands. In the first division, Windylane Hanover and driver Ron Pierce got away last in the seven-horse field, then began her march to the front on the back stretch after an opening quarter in :28. Shortly after the :56.2 h...
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Upset in Trotting Classic

on 05/01/2004 2:00 AM
Longshot Saint Johns Boy unleashed a powerful kick down the lane and drew off to an open-lengths victory in the $85,000 second leg of the Trotting Classic at the Meadowlands Saturday night. Driven by Mike Lachance, Saint Johns Boy sat second while first-leg winner Y Chance It (Randy Fritz) took command from the start and dictated fractions of :27.4 and :56.2 while opening up by three lengths on...
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Pacing Classics set marks

on 05/01/2004 2:00 AM
Royal Mattjesty ended the six-race win streak of Luckyisasluckydoes in the season's fastest race and Four Starzzz Shark powered away from the field to win his split in two $60,000 divisions of the Pacing Classic Saturday night at the Meadowlands. In the first division, Royal Mattjesty and John Campbell powered out from post six and took the lead at the quarter in :26.3. Midway down the backstre...
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King's, Queen's elims

on 04/30/2004 2:00 AM
Four eliminations for the King's Trophy and three for the Queen's Trophy for 4-year-old horses and mares were raced Thursday night (April 29) at the Aby track in Sweden, with the $118,000 finals to be held May 8. The most impressive Queen elim winner was the favored Giant Diablo (Supergill-Giant Rhythm, who won in 1:59.4 for driver Orjan Kihlstrom and trainer Roger Walmann. The other Queen elim...
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Squaw's Fella ready

on 04/30/2004 2:00 AM
Trainer Charles Connor Jr. is pleased with the way Squaw's Fella is coming into the Berry's Creek eliminations Saturday night (May 1) at the Meadowlands. "He had a good week," Connor told The Horsman from his stable at Pocono Downs. "He trained good; everything's going good. I like him a lot." Squaw's Fella has drawn post seven in the first of two $25,000 Berry's Creek eliminations. He's the...
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Carl Allen breaks pelvis

on 04/30/2004 2:00 AM
Veteran horseman Carl Allen is in a New Jersey hospital with a broken pelvis suffered in a spill during qualifiers Friday morning (April 30) at the Meadowlands. Allen, 74, appeared unconscious for two or three minutes after being thrown to the track, but was alert while being transported to the trauma center. "Carl has a broken pelvis in three places, a problem with his shoulder blade and clavi...
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Crown champion returns

on 04/30/2004 2:00 AM
Cameron Hall made her first racetrack appearance since last November on Friday morning (April 30) at Mohawk Racetrack, winning a qualifier in easy fashion for driver Trevor Ritchie. The 5-year-old daughter of Garland Lobell, the Dan Patch Award winner as the best of her division at two and three after capturing Breeders Crown both years, won the qualifier by 10 lengths in 1:57.3. Trained by Gar...
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I Am A Fool sharp in qua.

on 04/30/2004 2:00 AM
Last year's Two-Year-Old Colt Pacer of the Year I Am A Fool made his 2004 debut Friday morning (April 30) in a qualifier at the Meadowlands, scoring a come-from-behind 1:53.4 victory. With Ron Pierce driving for trainer Brett Pelling, I Am A Fool got away seventh before working his way up the outside, pacing an unoffical back half in :56. Last year's Breeders Crown champ earned more than $1.1 m...
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Bert Smith banned at WEG

on 04/30/2004 2:00 AM
The Ontario Racing Commission has suspended leading Ontario-based owner Bert Smith for 15 days for an altercation with another owner March 27. According to Standarbred Canada, Woodbine Entertainment Group has also given an indefinite "no-trespass" notice to Smith. Smith, the leading owner at Woodbine/Mohawk, has reportedly admitted he used some profanity but that it was only a minor altercation...
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New bet system unveiled

on 04/29/2004 2:00 AM
A new self-service wagering system was recently unveiled at Dover Downs, a machine that provides the player with a wealth of information. Manufactured by United Tote, the new FastBet system allows a bettor to do things like separate tracks by breed, track betting trends, and look for overlays by displaying all possible exotic gimmick payoffs. Future plans for the FastBet system include allowing...
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Kennans Max tough in wind

on 04/29/2004 2:00 AM
World Champion Kennans Max qualified at Balmoral Park Wednesday morning n(April 28), winning in 2:00.3 by seven lengths. "He went real good," said trainer Joel Smith. "He come his last quarter in :28.4, which was huge today. We've got about a 40 mile per hour wind blowing up here today. HE was the fastest last quarter of anybody qualifying. He did real well." Kennans Max, a 3-year-old gelded...
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