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Dygert elims at Hawthorne

on 07/16/2004 2:00 AM
One week after setting the course record for trotters at Indiana Downs Big Boy Josh will attempt to secure a spot in the $100,000 Dygert Memorial at Hawthorne Racecourse. The four-year-old Prince Pine gelding will start from post seven in the first $25,000 elimination Saturday (July 17) for trainer and driver Charlie Conrad. An Indiana Sire Stakes champion at three, Big Boy Josh is coming off a...
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Hawk facing bet charges

on 07/16/2004 2:00 AM
Ohio-based driver Dave Hawk, who was already facing a lifetime ban by the Ohio State Racing Commission, has been reportedly told by the Commission that he is facing a second lifetime ban and fine of $170,000 for allegedly betting against himself in races at Northfield Park last year. According to reports, Hawk met with Commission executive director Sam Zonak on Thursday and heard charges that h...
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Filly dominates Miller

on 07/16/2004 2:00 AM
Peaceful Way turned in an awesome 1:52.3 effort to capture the $325,000 Delvin Miller Memorial at the Meadowlands Friday night. The time is a stakes record and was also just two-fifths of a second off the world record. The filly was settled third in the rail in the first turn and then took control of the race just past the first quarter and was never threatened from that point on. "I just d...
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Bebop wins qualifier

on 07/16/2004 2:00 AM
Bebop, who competed in last year's Hambletonian, won a qualifier at the Meadowlands Friday morning in 1:54.1. Trond Smedshammer drove the horse to a three-quarter length victory over Elegant Man with Windylane Hanover finishing third and Sunday Yankee fourth.
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Windsong's Legacy wins

on 07/16/2004 2:00 AM
Windsong's Legacy used a huge first-over move through the last turn to overhaul betting favorite Cantab Hall and capture the $382,000 Stanley Dancer Trot in 1:53 Friday night at the Meadowlands. Tom Ridge finished second, Al Dente Hanover took third, while Cantab Hall faded through the field and finished fifth, 6 1/2 lengths behind the winner. The race got underway with Dancer elim winner Cash ...
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Gene Riegle recovering

on 07/16/2004 2:00 AM
Hall of Fame trainer Gene Riegle is at home in Greenville, Ohio, and recovering after suffering a minor heart attack recently. Just last month Riegle had expected to be hospitalized to have his Pacemaker adjusted, but then he suffered the attack.
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Kikikatie's sis a winner

on 07/15/2004 2:00 AM
Just Wait Kate, a 2-year-old full sister to last year's champion juvenile filly Kikikatie, won her first pari-mutuel start Wednesday night at the Downs at Pocono, taking a Reynolds Stakes. Her winning time was 1:57 over the sloppy track. Just Wait Kate is owned by Jules and Arlene Siegel, who also bred the filly. She had won two qualifying races at the Meadowlands prior to her Pocono start. ...
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Colts in Reynolds action

on 07/15/2004 2:00 AM
There was plenty of Reynolds Stakes action at the Downs at Pocono Wednesday night. Three divisions were needed for the 3-year-old trotting colts, and the Per Henriksen-trained, driven and owned Il Pirata was the fastest, scoring in 1:57.4. Il Pirata, a colt by Valley Victory, defeated Durgin Hanover and in the process picked up his second victory in nine starts this season. The two other spl...
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Youngsters in NJSS

on 07/15/2004 2:00 AM
Two-year-old trotting colts took to the track for New Jersey Sire Stakes action at the Meadowlands Wednesday. Two sons of the sire Enjoy Lavec were winners. Magic Swan scored in 1:57.2 and Grit Your Teeth picked up his first career victory with a 2:00 effort over Digzy Dean and Ken Warkentin. A third division was won by Northern Kid, a colt by Muscles Yankee who trotted in 1:59.1 for the Remmen...
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Harrah's buying Caesar's

on 07/15/2004 2:00 AM
Harrah's, the gaming giant, wants to become bigger by purchasing Caesar's for more than $5 billion. Harrah's is already involved in horse racing, sharing ownership of Turfway Park in Kentucky and by recently becoming a partner in the yet-to-be built Chester Downs near Philadelphia. However, the purchase by Harrah's is expected to receive intense scrutiny by the Federal Trade Commission since it...
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Meets end in Chicago

on 07/15/2004 2:00 AM
Maywood Park wrapped up its 2004 spring meeting on Wednesday might. For the sixth consecutive season Tony Morgan was crowned the Maywood Park driving champion, while for the second time Dave McCaffrey attained the training title. Overall, Morgan has won nine driving titles at Maywood Park (from 1995, '96 and '97 and from 1999 through 2004). This season he steered the winners of nearly $1 millio...
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Capitol bids for Vernon

on 07/15/2004 2:00 AM
Published reports state that Capitol Racing, which conducts racing at Cal-Expo in California, has made an offer to purchase Vernon Downs. Last April, Florida investors purchased the track from embattled owner Shawn Scott but the New York State Racing and Wagering Board denied licenses to two of the partners and said the track had to be sold within three months. According to a spokesman for Vern...
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Watch Big M on Dish

on 07/15/2004 2:00 AM
Magna Entertainment Corp. has announced that its HorseRacing TV (HRTV) will now be carried on channel 404 of DISH network, beginning July 15. HRTV features television coverage of 13 racetracks owned, operated or managed by MEC as well as more than 60 other racetracks, including the Meadowlands. MEC's North American racetracks includes The Meadows. Total HRTV distribution will now exceed 11 mil...
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Cash Hall deal done

on 07/15/2004 2:00 AM
Walnut Hall Ltd. has acquired an interest in the 3-year-old trotting colt Cash Hall. A leading Hambletonian contender, Cash Hall will stand at Walnut Hall Ltd. in Lexington, Ky., when he is retired from racing. With his record of 1:52.4, Cash Hall is the fastest three-year-old trotter to date in 2004. He is trained by Bob McIntosh, who selected him as a $300,000 yearling from the Walnut Hal...
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Trainer claims former pupil

on 07/15/2004 2:00 AM
The million-dollar winner Armbro Proposal has been retired from racing by trainer Richard Banca, who claimed the 10-year-old gelding for $5,000 Wednesday night at Hanover Raceway in Canada. Banca trained Armbro Proposal for about two years, including the season the horse took his lifetime mark of 1:48.2. That clocking also set a world record at the time. Armbro Proposal changed hands a coupl...
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Kikikatie wins Q

on 07/15/2004 2:00 AM
Kikikatie tuned up for her first appearance of the year at the Meadowlands with a 1:54.4 mile in a qualifying race at Hawthorne Race Course Thursday morning. The 3-year-old Real Artist filly won by seven lengths with Dale Hiteman in the sulky for trainer Joe Seekman. Kikikatie, last year's 2-Year-Old Filly Pacer of the Year, has made just two pari-mutuel starts this year and has won both. Her f...
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Eleven AM a NJ winner

on 07/15/2004 2:00 AM
Eleven AM, a 2-year-old colt by the sire Falcon Seelster, captured the $150,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes championship for his division Thursday night at the Meadowlands. He covered the mile in 1:53.3 with John Campbell in the sulky. Eleven AM is trained by Bruce Saunders and owned by Berry Stables. The colt now has two wins in three starts this year, boosting his career earnings to $125,025. E...
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Silva hoping for big wins

on 07/15/2004 2:00 AM
July is the time of the year when the racing action really picks up at the Meadowlands, and no one knows it better than Jerry Silva. He is a co-owner of Cantab Hall and Camelot Hall, two 3 year olds who will be at the center of attention this week in the finals of the Meadowlands Pace and the Stanley Dancer Trot. Friday night Silva's interest will be on Cantab Hall, the son of Self Possessed wh...
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More NJSS 2YO action

on 07/15/2004 2:00 AM
New Jersey Sire Stakes action for 2-year-old filly trotters took place at the Meadowlands Thursday night. The winners were Dita Hanover (by Yankee Glide) in 1:59.3, Flirtin Miss (by Malabar Man) in 1:58.2 and Motivational (Muscles Yankee) in 1:57. Motivational won her second race in three four starts. She finished second in her only other races for trainer-owner Kathleen LaMontagne. Also of ...
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Colts not as fast

on 07/14/2004 2:00 AM
Five divisions of 2-year-old trotting colts competed in Reynolds Stakes action at the Downs at Pocono Tuesday night, but none of them broke 2:00. On the other hand, last week three freshman trotting fillies turned in sub-2:00 clockings in Reynolds action. The colt winners were Texico (by Conway Hall) in 2:06.2, Cross-N-Lane (by Lindy Lane) in 2:02.1, Med Vac (by CR Commando) in 2:00.3, R Sharp...
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