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NYSS at Monticello

on 07/12/2004 2:00 AM
Donna’s Girl continued her dominance of the New York Sire Stakes Stakes for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Sunday at Monticello Raceway by cutting the mile in 1:58.1. The Village Jove filly, who is unbeaten this year in four starts, gave a few moments of concern, taking several steps and zig-zapping briefly in the stretch. “She gets to looking around and doesnâ...
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Horse staying at Big M

on 07/12/2004 2:00 AM
A field of 12 older stallion and gelding pacers competed in the first leg of Indiana Sire Stakes at Indiana Downs Sunday, but the division’s most recognized horse was absent. Foxy Maneuver, a sire stakes champion at three and a repeat winner last year, will remain at the Meadowlands for the next several weeks before returning for the final legs leading up to the Sept. 6 final at I...
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Big M handicapping contest

on 07/12/2004 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands Racetrack announced plans on Monday morning to launch the National Harness Racing Handicapping Championship (NHHC). It will involve qualifying events at racing and gaming establishments across North America, culminating in a championship final at the Meadowlands on Saturday, March 19, 2005, for an expected purse of $105,000 and a $50,000 payoff to the winner. Entry into the $10...
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Zito owns harness winner

on 07/12/2004 2:00 AM
Thoroughbred trainer Nick Zito, who conditions Birdstone, the horse that upset Smarty Jones in the Belmont this year, now owns a harness stakes winner as well. Centerfold Hall, a 2-year-old trotting filly who Zito and his wife Kim own in partnership with Walnut Hall Ltd., captured a Reynolds stakes at The Downs at Pocono Saturday night (July 10). The Zitos own two Standardbreds under their nom ...
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Fast 2YOs at Balmoral

on 07/11/2004 2:00 AM
Chevie Cash, a Cole Muffler colt whose dam is a sister to world champion Chevie Duramax, won a Hanover Stakes at Balmoral Park in 1:53.1 Saturday night. Other Hanover winners showed plenty of speed as well. Lexington Legend, a son of Jate Lobell, won his Hanover division in 1:53.2. Two Hanover divisions for 2-year-old pacing fillies were also on the card. Latte Lady, a filly by Jenna's Beach...
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Reynolds at Pocono

on 07/11/2004 2:00 AM
Three 2-year-old trotting fillies turned in sub 2:00 victories in Reynolds Stakes action at the Downs at Pocono Saturday night, The speedsters were Shadowofyoursmile, a filly by Donerail who won in 1:59.3., Coulantine, a Lindy Lane filly who scored in 1:59.3, and Premier Lindy, also by Lindy Lane, who lowered her mark to 1:59.2. Other splits for 2-year-old trotting fillies were won by Twin B Se...
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3YO winners at Pocono

on 07/11/2004 2:00 AM
JK Royal Flush and Maltese Artist turned in 1:51 miles to capture their respective Reynolds divisions at the Downs at Pocono Saturday night. Maltese Artist was coming off of a victory in the New Jersey Sire Stakes championship at the Meadowlands, where he bet JK Royal Flush by a head. In the Reynolds event, JK Royal Flush defeated North America Cup consolation winner Skydancer Hanover. A thi...
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I Am A Fool retired

on 07/11/2004 2:00 AM
I Am A Fool, last year's champion 2-year-old colt pacer, has been retired from racing and will soon head to New Zealand to stand at stud. The colt's trainer, Brett Pelling, announced the retirement Saturday. I Am A Fool had started his 3-year-old season but never showed the ability he displayed at age two. Before long there were rumors that the colt suffered a bowed tendon, although Pelling den...
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Cantab Hall now 12-12

on 07/10/2004 2:00 AM
There were no surprises in the three Stanley Dancer eliminations for 3-year-old colt trotters at the Meadowlands Friday night as favorites Cantab Hall, Cash Hall and Tom Ridge all came up victorious in their respective splits. Cantabl Hall remained unbeaten in the first $35,000 elim as Mike Lachance directed the 2003 Trotter of the Year to a 1:54 victory, his 12th straight and second in two sta...
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Miller Memorial elim winners

on 07/10/2004 2:00 AM
Peaceful Way won the fastest of three Delvin Miller Memorial eliminations for 3-year-old filly trotters at the Meadowlands Friday night, with John Campbell in the bike for the 1:53.3 mile. It was the first time Campbell had directed the daughter of Angus Hall, who was runner-up in 2003 divisional Dan Patch Award voting. Campbell moved Peaceful Way to the lead down the backstretch and it was lig...
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McCall Magic upsets in OSS

on 07/10/2004 2:00 AM
McCall Magic, driven by Steve Condren, won the $130,000(C) Ontario Sire Stakes Gold final for 3-year-old trotting fillies at Woodbine Friday night in 1:56.3. Parked the final half, McCall Magic still had a two-length margin over Silhouette Dream and Ifhallscouldtalk under the wire. The heavily favored and race pacesetter Zorgwijk Emani faded in the stretch and finished sixth. The winning dau...
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Taser Gun reaches $1 mil

on 07/10/2004 2:00 AM
Taser Gun went past the $1 million mark in career earnings Friday night when he won the $40,000 Egyptian Stake for Illinois-breds at Maywood Park in 1:51.4. He is the seventh state-bred horse to surpass the magic money mark in earnings; remarkably he has done it without winning a race with a purse value of more than $50,000. Now nin, the win was Taser Gun’s ninth in 10 starts t...
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Fillies star at Northfield

on 07/10/2004 2:00 AM
Two-year-old fillies took over Northfield Park Friday night with the Cleveland track playing host to eight $20,000 Ohio Sire Stakes legs, with the races divided evenly between the pacers and trotters. The night opened up with a 7 1/2-length romp by filly trotter Whotookwhat in 2:03.3. The win was the daughter of Inquirer's second straight in sire staks competition, besting her previous mark set...
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2YO colt paces 1:55.4

on 07/10/2004 2:00 AM
Tidewater, a 2-year-old pacing colt by The Panderosa out of the top mare Turn The Tide, won a baby race at the Meadowlands Saturday morning in 1:55.4. Tidewater, who is half brother to $1.1 million winner Shore Patrol, is owned and trained by Cosmo "Sam" DePinto.
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Haughton won by Shark

on 07/10/2004 2:00 AM
Four Starzzz Shark powered to a 1:48.1 victory in the $700,000 William R. Haughton Memorial Pace at the Meadowlands Saturday night, winning the prestigious race for the second time. Four Starzzz Shark was pressured every step of the mile until the homestretch, when he pulled away to win by 2 1/4 lengths. Driver Mike Lachance used a :26.3 first panel to take control of the race and then chased t...
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Surprises In Pace elims

on 07/10/2004 2:00 AM
Three eliminations for the Meadowlands Pace yielded several surprises Saturday night. The qualifiers for the $1 million race are Circle L Kid, Camelot Hall, Georgia Pacific, Geartogear, Metropolitan, Brandon's Cowboy, Timesareachanging, The Preacher Pan, Mantacular and Holborn Hanover. Circle L Kid, a son of Cambest, pulled off an upset in the first elim. He scored by 1 3/4 lengths in 1:49.4 wi...
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NJSS at Meadowlands

on 07/09/2004 2:00 AM
Four divisions of 2-year-old filly trotters and three races for 2-year-old colt pacers were contested in New Jersey Sire Stakes action at the Meadowlands Thursday night. Village Jolt won in 1:54.3 for his second straight stakes triumph. The Cam's Card Shark colt is owned by Jeff Snyder and trained by Ed Hart. The two other pacing colt stakes were won by Philosopher King (sired by Artsplace), wh...
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A Blur in 1:57.2

on 07/09/2004 2:00 AM
Blur, a 2-year-old trotting filly by the sire Muscles Yankee, was the fastest New Jersey Sire Stakes winner in her division Thursday night at the Meadowlands. She scored in 1:57.2. Jim Meittinis both trains and drives the filly. Three other divisions were won by Possessed Bydreams (by Self Possessed) in 1:59.4, Four Starz DLH in 2:00.1, and Jersey Gal in 1:58.2.
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Track sale approved

on 07/09/2004 2:00 AM
The board of directors of the Cloverleaf Owners Association met July 7 and approved the sale of Rosecroft Raceway to the Peter Angelos family. Angelos owns the Baltimore Orioles. His family had negotiated a deal to purchase the track for $13 million last month. Next month the Maryland Racing Commission will consider approving the deal as well.
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A Swedish Gentleman

on 07/09/2004 2:00 AM
He is regarded as one of the best, perhaps the top horse of his generation, even if his lifetime account doesn´t show it. Thursday night the trotter Gentleman won the race regarded as the Swedish Hambletonian, finally putting a big win on his resume. Gentleman stayed flat and won his elimination and the final of the Sprinter Mästaren at the Halmstad. There were three eliminations...
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