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Kikikatie wins Am-Nat

on 07/04/2004 2:00 AM
There was almost a one-hour delay for the $122,000 American National for 3-year-old pacing fillies at Balmoral Park Saturday night, but it didn't faze Kikikatie, who moved to the front of the field going to the half and went on to score in 1:53 over the very sloppy track. Rains early made the track sloppy and then a second storm turned it into a strip deemed unraceable by drivers. The track was...
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Record in C & Ives

on 07/04/2004 2:00 AM
Sand Vic, a 3-year-old colt by Mr. Vic, set a stakes record of 1:55.1 in one of three divisions of the Currier & Ives Trot at The Meadows Saturday night. The colt made a first-over move in the final turn to defeat Southwind Elian. The two other divisions were won by Durgin Hanover (by Lindy Lane), who edged Uncle Vernon by a nose in 1:55.4, and Johnny Peanuts (by American Winner), who took his ...
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PASS at The Meadows

on 07/04/2004 2:00 AM
Up Front Tornado, a colt from the first crop of Dragon Again, was the fastest Pennsylvania Sire Stakes winner, taking his division in 1:55.4 at The Meadows Saturday night. The colt has now won three of four starts this year for trainer Kelly O'Donnell. Dragon Again had another winner as well which is also trained by O'Donnell. His second victor was Answer Me This, who scored in 1:56.3. O'Donnel...
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Quik Am-Nat winner

on 07/04/2004 2:00 AM
Quik Pulse Mindale rallied from far off the pace, using a three-wide move on the last turn, to track down the pacesetting Sparkler and win the $235,000 American-National Saturday night at Balmoral Park. The time over the very sloppy track was 1:51.4. Sparkler, driven by Brent Holland, left from post one and controlled the pace. Georgia Pacific, the betting favorite in the North America Cup, sta...
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Fox Valley Flan scores

on 07/04/2004 2:00 AM
Fox Valley Flan dominted the seven-filly field for the $100,000 American-National for trotters, taking control just before the half and then trotting away from the field in 1:57.4. Andy Miller drove Fox Valley Flan to her fourth victory in five starts this season. Miller's brother, Ervin, trains the filly.
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Cinder Best upsets

on 07/04/2004 2:00 AM
Cinder Best upset Loyal Opposition and Eternal Camnation in the $86,000 Fairy Godmother Pace at Balmoral Saturday night. Loyal Opposition finished third while Eternal Camnation was fourth. Ryan nderson drove Cinder Best tot he victory over the sloppy track. Eternal Camnation was stuck racing on the outside the entire mile.
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PA House passes slots

on 07/04/2004 2:00 AM
Early Sunday morning the Pennsylvania state House approved an expansion of legalized gambling in Pennsylvania. The bill would create 14 casinos, with thousands of slot machines at racetracks, stand-alone venues and resort hotels The Senate had approved the measure early Friday morning. With Gov. Ed Rendell supporting the measure, it is assured of being implemented. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette r...
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Fool's Goal wins in 1:53.2

on 07/03/2004 2:00 AM
Fool's Goal battled back in the final strides to capture the $200,000 Titan Cup by a head over Cosington Friday night (July 2) at the Meadowlands. It marked the third time in the last four years that Fool's Goal has won the Titan Cup for free for all trotters. He covered the mile in 1:53.2, picking up his 32nd win in 98 career starts. Fool's Goal dueled with Mr Muscleman from the half on but...
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Cantab Hall, Cash Hall win

on 07/03/2004 2:00 AM
Unbeaten Cantab Hall, the 2003 Trotter of the Year, scored a 1 1/4-length victory over Tom Ridge in the second of two $52,686 Historic-Dickerson Cup divisions at the Meadowlands Friday night (July 2). The first division went to Cash Hall. Cantab Hall, a perfect 10 for 10 at two, extended his winning streak to 11 with a lifetime best 1:54. “He was very good for his first start," s...
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Pan And Teller tops OSS

on 07/03/2004 2:00 AM
Pan And Teller romped to a national season’s record 1:52.3 mile at Northfield Park Friday night (July 2), winning a division of the Ohio Sire Stakes 3-year-old filly pace by 7 3/4 lengths. Brett Miller was in the bike as the Broadway Jate filly won just her third race in nine starts this year for trainer Ivan Sugg and breeder/owner Peter Pan Stables. Other division winners w...
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Up Front Norma wins PASS

on 07/03/2004 2:00 AM
Up Front Norma paced the fastest freshman filly mile of the young season Friday night (July 2) at The Meadows, winning a division of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes in 1:54.2. The daughter of Dragon Again scored her second triumph in four starts for trainer Kelly O’Donnell and owners Ed Mullinax and Frank Dettore. Dave Palone picked up the winning drive, one of his five victories ...
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PA slots bill stalls

on 07/03/2004 2:00 AM
A bill approved by the Senate early Friday (July 2) to legalize slot machines in Pennsylvania stalled in the House later on, bogged down by complex formulas on how to spend the gambling revenue. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, leaders in the House refused to consider the slots bill until there was agreement on a related bill to use an estimated $1 billion in gambling revenue to reduce the...
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Morgan wins five

on 07/03/2004 2:00 AM
Tony Morgan scored five wins on the Friday night card at Maywood Park. He took the second race with Visitor Parking for trainer Ken Rucker, and the third race with Ball Of Fame for trainer Mike Arnold. In the sixth race Morgan steered He's Awfully Good to a second consecutive win for trainer Todd Crone from post eight. He then scored back-to-back victories in the 10th and 11th races, with Les ...
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Baseball feel for Goshen

on 07/03/2004 2:00 AM
There's a definite feel of nostalgia walking through Goshen Historic Track in New York and also a bit of a comparison to a pair of baseball's most treasured stadiums. With the quarter and finish times changed by hand in one of two infield stands, there is a bit of Boston's Fenway Park, where the inning-by-inning score along the left field wall is still changed by hand. And, with houses tucked alon...
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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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