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Northern J heads to Canada

on 04/21/2004 2:00 AM
Indiana Sire Stakes champion Northern J has a new home north of the border. The four-year-old gelded son of The Wrath Of Pan has been sold to long-time owner Ira Kristel for $150,000 and shipped to Canada. The sale was completed Saturday, April 17, one week after an impressive 1:51.3 score at Balmoral Park. According to Carl Hipsher, who owned Northern J with his wife, Karen, and partner Bruce ...
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Numeric edges Jr. Mint

on 04/21/2004 2:00 AM
One week after posting a winning qualifying effort at Mohawk Racetrack, Numeric Hanover won her second straight qualifier Wednesday morning (April 21), this time at Windsor Raceway under windy weather conditions. The 2003 Jugette and Nadia Lobell winner had her work cut out for her as she was able to put her nose in front in the final stride to edge Jr. Mint, one of last year’s leading sopho...
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Pedigree rich at Mohawk

on 04/20/2004 2:00 AM
The third race at Mohawk Racetrack Monday night (April 20) was loaded with siblings to some of the sport's all-time stars. Brothers to Sir Luck and Eternal Camnation finished one-two in the $15,000 conditioned event, while a brother to The Panderosa was fourth. Great Expense, a Rustler Hanover half-brother to Sir Luck, won by 5 3/4 lengths in 1:57.3 for driver Mike Saftic, trainer Bill Budd and...
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Top sophs qualify at Mea.

on 04/20/2004 2:00 AM
American Mike romped to a 15 1/2-length win in a qualifier at The Meadows Tuesday (April 20), crossing the wire in 1:58.1, just three-fifths of a second off his career best. The 3-year-old son of American Winner was 7 1/2 lengths behind at the :59.4 half before sizzling an individual final four furlongs in :56.4. American Mike had won two qualifiers earlier this month, but in his second victory ma...
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Bill Augenstein dies

on 04/19/2004 2:00 AM
Bill Augenstein, who owned triple-millionaire trotter Magician, died suddenly Sunday (April 18). He was 51. Mr. Augenstein was the owner and president of Royal Pet Supplies and lived in Plainview, N.Y. With earnings of $3.5 million, Magician ranks in the top 10 all-time among trotters. He was voted the 2000 Older Trotter of the Year by members of the U.S. Harness Writers Association, a year ...
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Ky./Ind. signal dispute

on 04/19/2004 2:00 AM
Efforts by the Indiana HBPA to get Kentucky Thoroughbred signals exported to Indiana Downs' Clarksville satellite wagering facility have been denied by their Kentucky counterparts. The Kentucky HBPA Board of Directors met Thursday, April 15 and voted unanimously to reject a recent proposal submitted by the Indiana HBPA. Indiana Downs opened the Clarksville OTB, located across the river fro...
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Bunny Lake blazes

on 04/19/2004 2:00 AM
Bunny Lake, with John Campbell driving, blasted away from post eight and took control of the $85,000 Classic Series leg for mares at Dover Downs Monday night (April 19). She wired the field, setting a world record for pacing mares with splits of :26.2, :55.4, 1:22.3 and 1:50.2. Bunny Lake was challenged by the first-over Carolina Sunshine, but pacesetter held on for the victory. Artistic Vision...
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Lucky equals Dover mark

on 04/19/2004 2:00 AM
Fresh off his victory in the Dan Patch Invitational at Hoosier Park, Luckyisasluckydoes showed plenty of confidence in the $85,000 Classic leg, equaling the all-age world record of 1:49.1. Luckyisasluckydoes controlled the race, setting fractions of :26, :54 and 1:21.4 before hitting the wire. He defeated Life Source and Armbro Animate.
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Windylane wins again

on 04/19/2004 2:00 AM
Windylane Hanover picked up her third victory in five starts this season when she captured her division of the Classic Series in 1:53.2. Driver Ron Pierce raced Windylane Hanover off the pace until the second turn, then moved her to the outside.After a three-wide brush down the backstretch she pulled even with the leading Dresden Dolly and then took comannd at the head of the homestretch. In...
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Fool's Goal scratched

on 04/19/2004 2:00 AM
Fool's Goal was scratched from his division of the Classic leg for older male trotters, and Y Chance It took advantage of his absence to win easily in 1:53.4. Y Chance It, a winner of six of seven starts this year going into the Classic leg, was the betting favorite with the millionaire Fool's Goal on the sidelines. JM Vangogh finished second while Center Field took third after a first-over jou...
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Theater Production strong

on 04/18/2004 2:00 AM
Theater Production gave a five-star performance in the first of two $20,000 divisions of the first leg of the Father Foley Series at the Meadowlands Sunday afternoon (April 18). With David Miller driving, Theater Production sat a perfect trip before drawing clear to a 1:55 victory. Theater Production, a 5-year-old son of Movie Mogul, trotted away from his rivals, crossing the wire 3 1/4 lengths...
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Flashy Baron scores

on 04/17/2004 2:00 AM
Flashy Baron, the betting favorite, prevailed by a neck over Magical GG in the $67,800 Youthful Pacing Series final at Mohawk Racetrack Friday night. Flashy Baron, a 3-year-old colt sired by Rambaran, hit the wire first in 1:51.4. Flashy Baron has now won three of four starts this year after a brief 2-year-old season in which he won one of his four starts and took a mark of 1:55.4 at Mohawk. ...
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Series leg at Big M

on 04/17/2004 2:00 AM
Dream Rocket and Rob Roy Mattgregor turned in slim wins in the Fox Sports Net Series at the Meadowlands Friday night. The series is for 4 year olds. Dream Rocket held on to win a three-horse photo in 1:52.3. John Campbell drove the winner to the slim victory over Mighty Mike Morgan. Dream Believer got up for third. Dream Rocke picked up his fourth win with four seconds and a third in 15 star...
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Modern Art in Q

on 04/17/2004 2:00 AM
Modern Arrt started in a qualifying race at the Meadowlands Friday morning and trainer Joe Holloway and driver David Miller made sure it was an easy effort for the highly-regarded 3-year-old pacing colt. He paced the mile in 1:55.4 after cutting the pace to the half himself in a leisurely :59.3. Miller and Modern Art cut the pace fdor the entire mile, reaching the first quarter in :28.4, then t...
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Always Cam third

on 04/17/2004 2:00 AM
Instead of tangling with her nemesis Eternal Camnation in the first leg of the Classic Series at Dover Downs Monday, Always Cam was continuing to tune up for the season by racing at her home track of The Meadows. Making her first pari-mutuel start of the season, Always Cam finished third in a 1:53 mile won by Almahurst Razzle. Always Cam paced her own mile in 1:54.1 after a couple of qualifiers...
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New mark for Kash

on 04/17/2004 2:00 AM
Last yer's Ohio Sire Stakes champion O'Cala Kash took a mew lifetime mark of 1:56 at The Meadows Friday when she won an Open Trot for fillies and mares. With Dave Palone driving, the 4-year-old O'Cala Kash eked out a neck victory over the 5-year-old Sack Cloth. O'Cala Kash won 12 of 17 starts last season fro trainer Scott Cox.
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Rosecroft loses signals

on 04/17/2004 2:00 AM
According to The Blood-Horse, Rosecroft Raceway will not be permitted to offer simulcast wagering of Thoroughbred races effective April 19, according to a statement released Friday evening jointly by the Maryland Jockey Club, the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Assoc. and the Maryland Horse Breeders' Association. Also on April 19, Pimlico and Laurel Park will no longer be open after 6:15 p.m. ...
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Brandon's Cowboy scores

on 04/17/2004 2:00 AM
Brandon’s Cowboy set himself up for a sweep of the Robert J. Suslow Series at the Meadowlands with a 1:51.2 victory in the second leg Saturday night. His chief rival figures to be Whodunit, who also won a Suslow split Saturday in 1:52.3. Last week Brandon’s Cowboy moved to the front of the field early in his victory, but this week he faced faster fractions --:27.1, :55.1 and 1:24--...
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Wolfdancer wins final

on 04/17/2004 2:00 AM
Wolfdancer Mindale pulled the upset in the $117,500 (C) final of the Spring Pacing Championship at Mohawk Saturday night, scoring in a career effort of 1:50.2. With Steve Condren in the bike, the 4-year-old Western Hanover stallion sat sixth while race favorite Royal Mattjesty (Randy Waples) led the field into the stretch off fractions of :26.2, :53.4 and 1:22.1. But Royal Mattjesty didn’...
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Articulator turns tables

on 04/17/2004 2:00 AM
Articulator turned the tables on Sagebrush and captured Saturday night’s $40,000 Open Pace at the Meadowlands in a lifetime best 1:50. Articulator finished fourth to Sagebrush in the final of the Four Leaf Clover Series a month ago at the Meadowlands. Since that race Articulator has continued racing, winning two and placing second in another. Sagebrush has had the month off. When the two ...
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