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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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Shark Kosmos scores

on 07/14/2004 2:00 AM
Shark Kosmos won his first start of the season Tuesday night at the Downs at Pocono, turning in a 1:55.4 effort to defeat the trotting mare Scully FBI. Roger Hammer trains, drives and co-owns Shark Kosmos, who won 10 of 29 starts last season. Scully FBI, who finished second in a leg of the Classic Series earlier this year, made her first start since June 11 at Woodbine. She was scratched from ...
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Hawthorne opens Thursday

on 07/14/2004 2:00 AM
Hawthorne Race Course opens its Suburban Downs harness meet Thursday night and the barn area is full at the track located within sight of the skyscrapers of downtown Chicago. Hawthorne's features this year includes the Yonkers Trot, which will be the second jewel in trotting's Triple Crown this season. The Yonkers Trot has traditionally been held at its namesake track, a half-mile oval. This ye...
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Empire 6-Pack to begin

on 07/14/2004 2:00 AM
Harness tracks in New York have banded together to offer a weekly Pick-6 wager that will take just an hour to complete. Beginning Saturday (July 17) and continuing every Saturday through Aug. 7, an Empire 6-Pack will be available with a minimum $1 wager and a carryover if there are no exact winning tickets. This Saturday\'s Empire 6-Pack contains races-both overnights and a Sire Stakes contest-...
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Photo Color third

on 07/14/2004 2:00 AM
Photo Color, trainer Ervin Miller's hope for this year's Hambletonian, finished third in an overnight at Balmoral Park Tuesday night. The race was won by Yasmin Lee N, who wired the field in 1:57.3. Photo Color was trotting seventh at the half and three quarters and picked up a little over four lengths in the homestretch with his :28.1 last panel for driver Andy Miller.
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2YO colt paces 1:53.2

on 07/14/2004 2:00 AM
Banner Yankee, a 2-year-old colt by Ontario-based sire Grinfromeartoear, won an Ontario Sire Stakes Gold elimination in a track-record setting 1:53.2 at Georgian Downs Tuesday night. The colt wired the field with splits of :28, :58.1 and 1:26.4. Banner Yankee is trained by Carl Jamieson. The colt is out of the BG's Bunny mare Betta Yankee, who is the dam of Electric Yankee p,3, 1:51.3f ($506,75...
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Paul MacDonell sidelined

on 07/14/2004 2:00 AM
Driver Paul MacDonell has been sidelined. MacDonell, who has been white-hot as of late at Woodbine, had to book off his Tuesday evening drives due to soreness in his back. “It first started in the middle of the night (Monday night's card of racing from Woodbine) last night and continued to get worse,� said MacDonell, who over the past five days of racing at Woodbine ha...
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Cantab or Cash?

on 07/14/2004 2:00 AM
Cantab Hall and Cash Hall will meet for the first time this year in the Stanley Dancer Trot at the Meadowlands Friday night. But actually, the race will be a reunion of sorts. Both sons of Self Possessed were raised at Walnut Hall Ltd. in Lexington, Ky. Both horses were sold by Walnut Hall Ltd. for $300,000 (or more) as yearlings. Clients of trainer Ron Gurfein chose Cantab Hall, but almost e...
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Gregory plagued with pox

on 07/14/2004 2:00 AM
Leading New York Sire Stakes driver Jeff Gregory has been missing from action since the Fourth of July weekend at Goshen. Gregory came down with an unfortunate case of varicella zoster, also known as chicken pox. Typically, most people infected with the virus are under the age 15 and the most common time of year for chicken pox is during the winter or early spring. But for Gregory, 37, his chic...
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Geartogear second choice

on 07/14/2004 2:00 AM
Three months ago Ron Pierce expected to be driving one of the favorites in the Meadowlands Pace, he just didn't believe it would be Geartogear, who won his elimination last weekend and has drawn post two in Saturday's (July 17) $1 million contest. Pierce had committed to drive 2003 divisional champ I Am A Fool, but that horse suffered a recent tendon injury that resulted in his premature retiremen...
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New Jersey champion

on 07/14/2004 2:00 AM
Elite Sorority, a 2-year-old pacing filly whose dam is a half sister to 1982 pacing star Ideal Society, captured a $150,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes final at the Meadowlands Wednesday night. Her winning time was 1:54.4. Elite Sorority's sire is Cam's Card Shark. The filly took control of the race just before the halfway mark and went on to win by 2 3/4 lengths. She had finished second in her prev...
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Fast mark for filly

on 07/14/2004 2:00 AM
Economic Clout had won more purse money than lots of other pacing fillies her age, but she didn't have a speed badge to match most of them until Wednesday night , when she won in 1:53.2 at the Meadowlands. Economic Clout earned $226,756 last season and had already picked up another $58,620 this year before Wednesday night's $10,000 overnight event. But her lifetime mark was only 1:58.2, and tha...
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Winners for Tetrick, Morgan

on 07/13/2004 2:00 AM
Tim Tetrick scored four wins on the Monday night card at Maywood Park and leading driver Tony Morgan followed that up with three wins. Tetrick scored in the daily double, winning the first race with You'rebreakn Myart in 1:57.3 for trainer Eric Plowman, and then taking the second with trainer Brian Calvert's Itsa Torpedo in 1:56. Tetrick than captured the fourth with Pat Wolf's Dusty Hotspur i...
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Jugette for So Artsi?

on 07/13/2004 2:00 AM
Last year's Sweetheart Pace winner So Artsi could be back racing for the Jugette, and she has a new trainer. Her 2004 campaign has been delayed due to an injury she suffered last September. Lou Domiano, who shares ownership of the filly, said she is "back in training and we are pointing her for the Jugette (Sept. 22) at Delaware." The filly's new trainer is Dick Macomber. Last year she was t...
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