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Invincible Dream scores

on 07/02/2004 2:00 AM
Invincible Dream overcame post 10 to capture the $89,372 Coaching Club Trotting Oaks in 1:55.1 at the Meadowlands Thursday night. A nose back in second was Rant N Rave. The 3-year-old filly by Conway Hall picked up her first victory of the season in three starts for trainer Jimmy Takter. Ladylind finished third while Funny Malentine was fourth.
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Historics for 2YOs

on 07/02/2004 2:00 AM
The Goshen Cup, Historic Series action for 2-year-old pacing colts, was held at the Meadowlands Thursday night and a youngster named Village Jolt gave the competition a start by capturing the $119,600 event in 1:53.3. Village Jolt is a son of Cam's Card Shark owned by Jeffrey Snyder and trained by Ed Hart. Snyder campaigned Cam's Card Shark and Hart trained him as a 2 year old. Mystic Gold, ...
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Filly trots 1:53.3

on 07/02/2004 2:00 AM
Self Indulgent may not have been competing in the featured stakes at the Meadowlands Thursday night, but she got noticed by trotting to a 2 1/2-length victory in 1:53.3. The 3-year-old daughter of Self Possessed-Bit O Candy is eligible to the Hambletonian Oaks. Jimmy Takter trains Self Indulgent while David Miller handled the driving for owners Perretti Racing and Lindy Racing. Self Indulgent l...
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2YOs at The Meadows

on 07/02/2004 2:00 AM
A holiday weekend of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 2 year olds got undeway at The Meadows Thursday night and Premiere Lindy, a daughter of Lindy Lane, turned in an incredible 10-length victory in 1:59.4. Premiere Lindy is owned by Edward Kimmel and trainer Donld West and had finished third in her previous start at the Meadowlands. Other divisions were won by Coulntine (Lindy Lane) in 2:02.1; ...
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PA Senate OKs slots

on 07/02/2004 2:00 AM
After more than a year of negotiation and a few last-minute details being addressed, a gambling measure that would put slots at Pennsylvania's racetracks cleared the state Senate Friday morning by a 30-20 vote. The measure now moves to the House, which could vote on the bill before the end of this week. The bill approved by the Senate would allow a total of 14 slots facilities throughout the st...
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Tarsio has Goshen beat

on 07/02/2004 2:00 AM
The heart of harness racing can be found in Goshen, N.Y., and a person who has felt jsut about every beat at that track over the past 50-plus years is 88-year-old breeder and owner Pat Tarsio. Tarsio claimed his first horse at Monticello Raceway in 1957 and turned it into a lifelong career in breeding and racing his own stock. Tarsio, who has his own 10-acre farm in nearby Newburgh, currently h...
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Amigo Hall 3rd in qua.

on 07/02/2004 2:00 AM
Last year's Hambletonian winner Amigo Hall made his first racetrack appearance as a 4 year old Friday morning (July 2) at Mohawk Racetrack as trainer Blair Burgess directed the son of Balanced Image in a qualifying contest. Under a conservative drive from near the back of the field, Amigo Hall finished third in the 1:57.2 mile, 11 lengths behind the victorious Chasing Tail, who was the 2001 Ken...
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Monticello opens slots

on 07/01/2004 2:00 AM
The long-anticipated opening of the video gaming parlor at Mighty M Gaming at Monticello Raceway finally took place Wednesday (June 30) and more than 750 people were in line when the doors opened at 10 a.m. In fact, a middle-aged woman from nearby Newburgh wanted dearly to be the first in line when the ribbon was cut so she came to the track at 2 a.m. to have the honor. The 1,743 video gaming m...
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Freshman colt trotters

on 07/01/2004 2:00 AM
Bar None and Southwind Utica turned in winning performances in their respective division of the EH Harriman Challenge Cup for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings Wednesday night (June 30) at the Meadowlands. In the first $61,425 division, Bar None took the lead on the turn for home and held on for a neck victory over Celebrity Master in 1:58.4. Keaton Zet was third. Bar None, driven by Ca...
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Pa. senators delay vote

on 07/01/2004 2:00 AM
Despite a full day of preparing for a vote Wednesday (June 30), a final draft of a bill to legalize slot machines in Pennsylvania was still being printed at 9:30 p.m. when senators decided it was time to call it a night, the Associated Press reports. After a yearlong buildup, senators held over for one more day an expected vote on whether to legalize as many as 61,000 slot machines in the state...
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KEEP names staff

on 07/01/2004 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) has appointed an executive staff to lead the organization's broad-based efforts to raise awareness of the horse industry's benefits throughout the state. KEEP Chairman Brereton Jones announced Wednesday (June 30) that the KEEP board of directors has named Claria Horn Shadwick, an attorney, as executive director of the grass roots equine organization....
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AHC to update study

on 07/01/2004 2:00 AM
The American Horse Council has retained Deloitte Consulting LLP to update the National Economic Impact Study of the Horse Industry in the US. “Calling this task an update is really a misnomer,� said AHC President Jay Hickey said in an AHC release. “This will require another complete study of the industry to do the job correctly.� The study has...
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Mantacular at Vernon

on 07/01/2004 2:00 AM
North America Cup winner Mantacular will be on display for Vernon Downs fans in an exhibition mile after Saturday night’s (July 3) third race. A recent career-best 1:51.2 upset winner for driver Cat Manzi in the $1.6 million (C) North America Cup classic at Woodbine Raceway, the bay son of Western Hanover-Between Two Fires will be teamed in his local workout by trainer Larry Ra...
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Wolf's Tina ties Roc record

on 07/01/2004 2:00 AM
Wolf's Tina staged a mild upset at Rockingham Park Wednesday afternoon (June 30) when she won a $3,000 trot as the 7-2 second choice in track record-tying time of 1:54.7 for horses her age, sex and gait. When the 4-year-old mare covered the mile on a fast, she not only equaled the mark set by Peach Sue last August, but also turned in her lifetime best performance. Knight's Tail, the 3-year-o...
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Top qualifiers Friday

on 07/01/2004 2:00 AM
Three-year-olds pointing toward the Meadowlands Pace and the Hambletonian populate several of the qualifying races Friday morning at the Meadowlands. In the first event, North America Cup runner-up Metropolitan and Berry's Creek winner Brandon's Cowboy will be tuning up for the Meadowlands Pace elims July 10. Panspacificflight, who finished third in the North America Cup, will appear in the six...
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Goshen ready to kick off

on 07/01/2004 2:00 AM
Although many consider the brain center of harness racing to be at the Meadowlands in New Jersey with its status of being the site where the best of the best compete, the heartbeat of the sport is heard about 60 miles northwest in the small town of Goshen, N.Y. The upcoming Fourth of July weekend also brings with it the annual Hall of Fame induction ceremonies as well as racing that includes the L...
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Ella Fitz Hanover scores

on 06/30/2004 2:00 AM
Ella Fitz Hanover held off her entrymate, Spring Art, for a neck victory in the first of two $47,000 divisions of the Debutante Stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies Tuesday night at the Meadowlands. The Historic Grand Circuit Week at the Meadowlands opened with a quartet of stakes for 2-year-old fillies: the Debutante for pacers and the Acorn for trotters. Ella Fitz's Hanover, driven by Ron Pie...
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Pompano to have fireworks

on 06/30/2004 2:00 AM
Pompano Park will kick-off the July 4 holiday weekend in grand style with a fireworks show and Family Fun Night Friday (July 2). Post time has been moved to 7:05 p.m. Both admission and general parking are free. The special racing night starts at 7:00 p.m. with free miniature horse rides, clowns, face painting and live music along with the live harness racing and the poker room will be open. ...
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Dominic Frinzi hospitalized

on 06/30/2004 2:00 AM
According to the U.S. Trotting Association, Dominic Frinzi, president of Harness Horsemen International, is hospitalized in his home city of Milwaukee. The USTA states that Frinzi has been hospitalized with pneumonia since June 24. He is not permitted to have visitors or phone calls right now.
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Racino says no to NYRA

on 06/30/2004 2:00 AM
Officials at Saratoga Gaming and Racing have responded to a request by the New York Racing Association to close down its racino during live races at the neighboring Thoroughbred racetrack. NYRA made the public request Monday (June 28). The Albany Times Union reports that closing the racino during live races at Saratoga Race Course would harm workers and race purses at the racino. "We heard from...
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