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Brittany adds a stallion

on 07/19/2004 2:00 AM
Brittany Farms has announced that two-time W. R. Haughton Memorial winner and world champion Four Starzzz Shark p, 1:47.4, will retire from racing this fall and stand at stud under Brittany's management for the 2005 season at a yet to be announced farm in Pennsylvania. The Shark will be formally retired during the Grand Circuit meet at The Red Mile In Lexington. He will be syndicated later this fa...
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New mark at Indiana Downs

on 07/19/2004 2:00 AM
For the second time in less than a week, the track record at Indiana Downs was lowered as Street Sign and Don Irvine Jr. won the Invitational Pace Saturday (July 17) in 1:50.2. Street Sign is a 5-year-old gelded son of Life Sign. He lowered his previous lifetime mark of 1:51, which stood as the track mark at Indiana Downs until Cog Hill lowered it to 1:50.4 on July 11. Street Sign is traine...
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Eaton Road Kill in Crown

on 07/19/2004 2:00 AM
Eaton Road Kill, fresh from a 1:48.4 mile last Saturday (July 17) at the Meadowlands, was supplemented to the $552,500 Breeders Crown Pace by owner Gregg Pistochini of California. The $62,500 fee, less the starting fee of $10,000, is added directly to the purse. The 6-year-old gelding is the only supplement to the $1.9 million open events. "Eaton Road Kill has earned the right to race against t...
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Cantab Hall comes up sick

on 07/19/2004 2:00 AM
Ron Gurfein told The Horseman Monday afternoon (July 19) that the 3-year-old colt trotter Cantab Hall, who had his 12-race win streak snapped last Friday night in the $382,000 Stanley Dancer Trot at the Meadowlands when he finished fifth, has come up sick. In that race Cantab Hall was easily passed by the winner Windsong’s Legacy after leading to the top of the stretch, fading to ...
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Some changes for Cash Hall

on 07/19/2004 2:00 AM
Although Cash Hall’s victory two weeks prior in a Historic division was the quickest trotted by a sophomore in 2004 and the son of Self Possessed followed that up with an impressive first-over score in his Stanley Dancer elim, trainer Bob McIntosh expressed concern that the colt’s previously-seen uneasiness behind the gate may come up and bite him once again in la...
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All Star fastest in Reynolds

on 07/18/2004 2:00 AM
Pat's All Star, owned by 88-year-old New Yorker Pat Tarsio, won the fastest of six $19,962 Reynolds divisions for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers at The Downs at Pocono Saturday night. Driven by George Napolitano Jr. for trainer Ray Allen, Pat's All Star won his fourth straight start, lowering his mark by more than four seconds. In his last outing, the son of Village Jove set a national seas...
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NYSS Sophs at Saratoga

on 07/18/2004 2:00 AM
Driver Jeff Gregory showed no effects from his recent bout with chicken pox that kept him out of action for nearly two weeks as he directed two of the three winners in New York Sire Stakes competition for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers at Saratoga Harness Saturday night. Gregory scored his first win with Michael Scores, who delivered a wire-to-wire decision in 1:55.1 in the first $42,845 sp...
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Dygert elim winners

on 07/18/2004 2:00 AM
Dunkster and Upalazyriver won their respective $25,000 eliminations for the Erwin Dygert Memorial Trot at Hawthorne Racecourse Saturday night in identical clockings of 1:55.1. Dunkster led wire to wire for trainer-driver Kurt Sugg to win for the ninth time in 19 starts this year. Mighty Moses was second, followed by Columbus Hanover, Constable and Lifes A Holiday, all of whom made next weekend'...
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NYSS at Saratoga

on 07/17/2004 2:00 AM
Jeff Gregory won two of four divisions of New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies Friday night at Saratoga. One of Gregory's wins came with Dawn's Angel, a Sir Taurus filly who used a two-hole trip to defeat last year's NYSS champ Iroquoindianscent. Dawn's Angel trotted to her victory in 2:00. Gregory also scored with Just Like Jack, another Sir Taurus filly, who picked up her seco...
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Touch of Moni wins again

on 07/17/2004 2:00 AM
Touch Of Moni, the first foal of world champion trotter Moni Maker, won her second straight baby race on Saturday morning (July 17) at the Meadowlands. David Miller drove the daughter of Valley Victory for trainer Jimmy Takter to the 2:02.1 victory, the same time she posted in her initial baby race win last week. Cabrini Hanover, at $350,000 the highest priced pacer sold at auction last year, w...
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Holborn Hanover upsets

on 07/17/2004 2:00 AM
Sent off the longest shot on the board at odds of 58-1, Holborn Hanover pulled off the biggest shocker in Meadowlands Pace history Saturday night, coming up the pylons in late stretch for driver Jim Morrill to win the $1 million contest in 1:49. Metropolitan (John Campbell) and Mantacular (Cat Manzi) left swiftly from the outside two posts, with Camelot Hall (George Brennan) dropping in third. ...
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$119G Big M Pick 4

on 07/17/2004 2:00 AM
Bolstered by Holborn Hanover's Meadowlands Pace victory at odds of 58-1, the Pick-4 at the Meadowlands Saturday returned $119,451.60. The four-race bet started with the sixth race and The Globe won that contest and returned $13.60. Then it was Vintage Cam scoring at odds of 13-1 and returning $28. Holborn Hanover's upset came in the third leg and then the wager was finished off with Northern Su...
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Panspacificflight in cons.

on 07/17/2004 2:00 AM
Panspacificlight came charging from the back of the pack in deep stretch to win the $100,000 Meadowlands Pace consolation Saturday night at the Meadowlands in 1:50.3. The 3-year-old son of The Panderosa was sent off as part of the 3-5 favored entry with Mypanmar. Daniel Dube moved Mypanmar to the lead down the backstretch and then valiantly tried to fight off the first-over bid of Modern Art an...
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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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