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Smedshammer's on a roll

on 07/21/2004 2:00 AM
Trond Smedshammer has been as hot as a horseman can get over the past 10 days, a period capped off by Windsong's Legacy's victory in the $382,000 Stanley Dancer final at the Meadowlands July 16. Over the last 10-day period Smedshammer-trained horses have made 22 starts, racing for $1.26 million in purse money. From those races, Smedshammer's horses have earned $410,296, nearly one-third of what wa...
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NJ to consider agreement

on 07/21/2004 2:00 AM
The Bloodhorse reports that the New Jersey Racing Commission expects to consider a "participation agreement" for distribution of revenue from account and off-track wagering at an Aug. 18 meeting at which the stakeholders are expected to apply for a license to begin account betting. The stakeholders include the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, which operates the Meadowlands and Monmout...
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Big Plainridge betting probe

on 07/20/2004 2:00 AM
A story published in the July 20 edition of the Boston Herald says the Massachusetts Attorney General will soon receive a state police report which alleges that Plainridge Racecourse head Gary Piontkowski took illegal phone and credit bets from Sandy Goldfarb, who won the 1998 Little Brown Jug with Shady Character. The Herald story said the newspaper had obtained a copy of the report. It said t...
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Cantab's problem pinpointed

on 07/20/2004 2:00 AM
Trainer Ron Gurfein told The Horseman Tuesday morning that he has been able to pinpoint the reason Cantab Hall could fare no better than fifth in last weekend’s Stanley Dancer Trot final at the Meadowlands and that it was “good news.� “He had something called Anhydrosis, which is an imbalance in his electrolytes,� said Gurfein...
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Times favored in Jug pool

on 07/20/2004 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Pace runner-up Timesareachanging has been installed as the 4-1 choice in the second of three Little Brown Jug Future Wagering pools. Defending divisional champion filly Kikikatie has been made the 7-2 choice in the Jugette pool, both races having early odds set by a panel of experts. Betting on the two futures will begin Thursday, July 22, at noon and end at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, July 25....
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Geartogerar unhurt

on 07/20/2004 2:00 AM
The last time we saw Geartogear he was taking a hard hit from Mantacular in the stretch drive of the Meadowlands Pace. It was such a solid shot that many people have assumed Geartogear surely suffered some injuries. But that’s not what the colt’s trainer, Paul Reid says. “It doesn’t look like it right now,� Reid told T...
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Fields set for elims

on 07/20/2004 2:00 AM
Defending Breeders Crown champions Fool's Goal, Eternal Camnation and Stroke Play headline the 47 pacers and trotters entered in the $1.9 million Breeders Crown Opens to be raced Saturday, July 31, at the Meadowlands. A total of 14 Breeders Crown Trot entries, including one mare, Windylane Hanover, were named to the $800,000 event, which will force a single elimination to be contested as the se...
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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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