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Elitlopp to Gidde Palema

on 05/30/2004 2:00 AM
Gidde Palema, a Swedish-bred son of 1992 Hambletonian winner Alf Palema, won the Elitlopp, Europe's top sprinter event, Sunday in Stockholm, Sweden. He trotted to a 1:52.3 victory in the final heat. Gidde Palema was parked by Revenue virtually the entire mile but still managed to win. Civil Action, the 2001 winner of the Peter Haughton Memorial Trot at the Meadowlands, was second. Revenue wo...
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Another win for Shark

on 05/29/2004 2:00 AM
Four Starzzz Shark, with Mike Lachance in the sulky, won the $275,000(C) Molson Canadian Pace by 1 3/4 lengths in 1:53 at Western Fair Raceway in London, Ont., Friday night. It ws the fifth victory in six starts this season for Four Starzzz Shark, a 6-year-old stallion by Cam's Card Shark. Earlier this month he won the Graduate final at the Meadowlands and a leg of the Classic Series. Judge ...
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Modern Art wins

on 05/29/2004 2:00 AM
Modern Art, the favorite to win the New Jersey Classic after winning his elim and drawing the rail for the $500,000 final, followed through with a 1:50.2 tally Saturday night at the Meadowlands. There was plenty of action in the first quarter of the mile by Spirit Of A Shark and Timesareachanging, but once David Miller moved Modern Art to the front en route to the half, the race was effectively...
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Skydancin in Indiana

on 05/29/2004 2:00 AM
Skydancer Hanover easily won the $500,000 Hoosier Cup Saturday night at Hoosier Park. Skydancer Hanover's performance was solid as he scored in 1:51.2, but several colts expected to challenge him self destructed. JJ's Ironman, a winner in 1:52.1 at Balmoral Park going into the race, broke stride. So did Metropolitan, who had won impressively at the Meadowlands in 1:50.3 the previous week. Sk...
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Accident at Hoosier Park

on 05/29/2004 2:00 AM
Solo Bold, a 5-year-old stallion by Jate Lobell, became so difficult to handle after causing a recall and having his equipment repaired that driver Ricky Macomber had to bail out of the sulky as the horse slammed into the backstretch fence. The horse then escaped through an open gate and ran onto a road just outside of the racetrack, where he ran into a car. The horse was reportedly euthanized ...
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She's Miss NJ

on 05/29/2004 2:00 AM
Life's Image, a 3-year-old filly by Life Sign bred and owned by Brittany Farms, captured the $200,000 Miss New Jersey final with an upset victory in 1:52. She paid $69.20. Life's Image barely advanced to the race, finishing fourth in her elimination. After starting from post 10 she ralled from fifth at the top of the stretch and eked out a neck victory over Glowing Report. Apple Krisp was third...
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Boulder Creek scores

on 05/29/2004 2:00 AM
Boulder Creek won a $100,000 Invitational Saturday night at Hoosier Park, clocking in at 1:50. With Brett Miller driving, Boulder Creek took the lead before the half and went on to hold off the late rally of Eaton Road Kill. Boulder Creek had won an overnight the previous week at the meadowlands after finishing third in the Graduate final.
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Classics at Mohawk

on 05/29/2004 2:00 AM
Classic Series action at Mohawk Racetrack Saturday night had some expected and unexpected developments. Among the unexpected was a break by Bunny Lake, who finished last in the Classic Distaff Pace race won by Eternal Camnation. Eternal Camnation won by 1 1/4 lengths in 1:51 over Carolina Sunshine and Always Cam. Bunny Lake, who was driven by her trainer, John Stark Jr., broke stride while raci...
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Brandon's Cowboy wins

on 05/29/2004 2:00 AM
Brandon's Cowboy, who was ko'd of the Provincial Cup final when he failed to advance from the eliminations, won in 1:51.1 Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Luc Ouellette drove Brandon's Cowboy for trianer Mark Ford, who is getting the Berry's Creek Pace winner ready for the June 19 North America Cup at Woodbine.
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Rich filly still winless

on 05/28/2004 2:00 AM
Although she did not win a race last year at two, Economic Clout still finished her juvenile season as the eighth richest of her division with $226,756 in earnings for owner Perretti Farms. She did have three seconds and fourth thirds in her 11 starts, including runnerup outings in the $588,363 Three Diamonds final, a $135,500 International Stallion Stakes division, and an $81,916 Harvest division...
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Elitlopp fever hits Sweden

on 05/28/2004 2:00 AM
It's Elitlopp weekend in Sweden! So who's going to win this year's top sprint in Europe? Lars Palm, The Horseman's European correspondent, says everyone thinks they have a shot this year. "Everybody thinks they can win the race," said Palm. "But there could be two factors which influence the outcome. First, Revenue has drawn the rail in his elimination and his driver, Lufti Kolgjini, never give...
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Photog Thors back in sulky

on 05/28/2004 2:00 AM
Well-known harness racing photographer Monica Thors drove in her first race in 10 years Thursday afternoon at Freehold Raceway and finished fourth with a 6-year-old trotting mare named Missy Anne. "I took on two horses that nobody else wanted," said Thors of her stable. "This horse has really come along. Next week I'll drive her better. I'll know where I'm going; I'm going to the front! She's t...
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Batavia cancels 2004 meet

on 05/28/2004 2:00 AM
Western Regional Off-Track Betting announced Thursday that the 2004 meet at Batavia Downs, scheduled to begin Aug. 4, has been canceled. Western OTB reopened Batavia two years ago but despite good crowds sufficient revenue was not generated to support the cost of operation. As such, financing for the addition of video gaming machines planned for late this summer was unable to be secured. In it'...
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Mighty M VGMs on target

on 05/28/2004 2:00 AM
Approximately half of the 1,743 video gaming machines that will be installed at Mighty M Gaming at Monticello Raceway have arrived at the New York track. The parlor is scheduled to open Wednesday, June 30. “We want all of our guests to be able to play at their level of comfort, so we are installing a wide range of machines,” said track publicity director John Manzi, noting demonatio...
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No petition drive in Ohio

on 05/28/2004 2:00 AM
When voting in the Ohio House of Representatives fell three votes short early Thursday morning of passing a proposal that would have put the issue of slot machines at the state's racetracks on the November ballot, a possibility still existed that a petition drive would serve the same purpose. However, on Thursday the racetracks announced they would not proceed with the petition possibility. "We...
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Fox Valley Flan romps

on 05/28/2004 2:00 AM
Fox Valley Flan raced like a 2-5 favorite should and won the $51,110 Violet Stakes final for 3-year-old filly trotters at Balmoral Park Thursday night (May 27) by 9 ¼ lengths in a career-best 1:56. With Andy Miller driving, Fox Valley Flan came from 17 lengths back of the leader at the quarter before circling the field and drawing clear to the victory. Last year’s 2-Year-Old Trotting F...
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Bred to be a Town Champion

on 05/28/2004 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old colt pacer Town Champion is bred to be a champion and on Thursday night (May 27) at the Meadowlands he posted a career-best 1:51.4 victory in a $10,000 conditioned event. Town Champion is a son of The Panderosa-Town Sweetheart, she being a daughter out of the 1981 Sweetheart Pace winner Savilla Lobell. Owned by Larry Lefkowitz and Milton Cahn and trained by Jamie Columbia of the ...
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Tornado hits Lexington

on 05/28/2004 2:00 AM
A major storm that roared through Lexington, Ky., Thursday night (May 27) did heavy damage to parts of the city, including the area near the Fasig-Tipton Sales Arena that is the site of the Kentucky Standardbred fall yearling sale. An unconfirmed tornado struck the new Masterson Station subdivision on the north side of town and funnel clouds were spotted in other parts. The Waffle House restau...
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He's the boss in 1:52.1

on 05/28/2004 2:00 AM
Don Boss Vita, a 5-year-old trotting stallion by Donerail, turned in another 1:52 and change mile at the Meadowlands, this time winning Friday night in 1:52.1. The previous week he scored in 1:52.4. Don Boss Vita is trained by Kevin Lare and has now been driven to three straight Big M victories by Ron Pierce. The horse has won seven of 16 starts this year and bumped his 2004 earnings over the $...
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Taylor Lynne wins Gold

on 05/28/2004 2:00 AM
Taylor Lynne, a 3-year-old filly by Fit For Life who earned $358,200 last year, captured the $130,000(C) Ontario Sire Stakes Gold final Friday night at Western Fair Raceway in London, Ont. Taylor Lynne enjoyed a two-hole trip behind A And Gs Rockette, then rolled to a 1 1/4-length victory in the homestretch. The time of the mile was 1:56.3. Rafaella Seelster finished third while Serious Comfort...
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