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Classic win by Cammie

on 11/24/2003 7:00 PM
Driver Eric Ledford had to pull Eternal Camnation's ear plugs going to the half to clear Bunny Lake, yet "Cammie" still had something left to step by Always Cam in the 1 1/4-mile Classic Distaff Monday night (Nov. 24) at Dover Downs. Bunny Lake, driven by John Stark Jr., quickly took the lead and passed the first quarter in a comfortable :29 before Ledford headed for the lead with Eternal Camna...
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Ashlee's Big Guy upsets

on 11/24/2003 7:00 PM
The $250,000 Classic Open was won in an upset by Ashlee's Big Guy, a 45-1 shot, who came flying up the homestretch after an off-the-pace journey. He won over another late closer, Royal Mattjesty, in 2:24.1 for the 1 1/4 miles after the mile was clocked in 1:53.3. Mini Me was the early leader but tired even though he didn't face pressure until the middle of the race. Peruvian Hanover, Cheyenne R...
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Scully FBI upsets too

on 11/24/2003 7:00 PM
Scully FBI, a 6-1 shot, won the $250,000 Classic Oaks for trotting mares over Gypsy Balance while the betting favorite Windylane Hanover rallied from last in the field to take third. The time of the race was 2:27.1. Cameron Hall, last year's top 3-year-old filly trotter, took the early lead but was never a factor later in the mile. Scully FBI is a 5-year-old daughter of SJ's Photo. She post...
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Magician wires field

on 11/24/2003 7:00 PM
Magician didn't need any magic to win the $250,000 Classic Open for trotters. He simply wired the field, winning in 2:26.4. Magician got off to a late start this season due to injuries but has now won five straight races. His last defeat came when he finished second behind Rotation in the American National at Balmoral Park. Luc Ouellette drove Magician for trainer Earl Cruise and owner Willi...
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Crown draw at 1 p.m.

on 11/24/2003 7:00 PM
The draw for the Breeders Crown championships will be held at a press conference at the Meadowlands beginning at 1 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 25). The winners of the eliminations have already been afforded the courtesy of picking their post positions, as per the conditions of the race. The only race which did not have an elimination was the 2-year-old filly pace. That race will have an open draw.
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Pierce expects Crown brawl

on 11/24/2003 7:00 PM
No Pan Intended has been installed the 6-5 morning-line choice in Saturday's (Nov. 29) $542,500 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers, but don't expect his nine rivals to lay over and play dead. In fact, Ron Pierce, who drives 7-2 second choice Pronger, says he believes "the race will be like a bar fight. "With the right kind of trip I don't know we can't go by (No Pan Intended)...
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Amigo Hall eyes fifth

on 11/24/2003 7:00 PM
Driver Mike Lachance said trainer Blair Burgess left the choice for post position up to him, and the Hall of Famer chose post two for Hambletonian champ Amigo Hall in Saturday's (Nov. 29) $585,000 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters. Trainer Gary Bourgon then chose post three for fellow Crown elim winner Mr. Eero. "He seemed to do what he had to do last week, that's for sure...
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Breeders Crown draws

on 11/24/2003 7:00 PM
Here are the draws for the remaining six Breeders Crown finals to be held Saturday night, Nov. 29, at the Meadowlands: $470,000 Two-Year-Old Filly Pace HN PP Horse (Driver) Morning Line 1 3 Pans Culottes (Daniel Dube) 8-1 1A 7 Panipulator (Dave Palone) 8-1 2 1 Kikikatie (David Miller) 4-5 3 2 Glowing Report (George Brennan) 4-1 4 4 Allamerican Coco (Jack Moiseyev) 15-1 5 5 JK Matchmake...
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No Pan Intended big in 3CP

on 11/22/2003 7:00 PM
No Pan Intended continued on his march to Horse of the Year honors as he easily won the second of two Breeders Crown eliminations for 3-year-old colt pacers at the Meadowlands Saturday night (Nov. 22). Supplemental entry Pronger also posted a decisive victory in the first Crown elim. With David Miller driving, No Pan Intended moved up steadily down the bckstretch before securing the lead and go...
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Amigo Hall, Mr. Eero in 3CT

on 11/22/2003 7:00 PM
Hambletonian champ Amigo Hall and Kentucky Futurity winner Mr. Muscleman finished one-two in their Breeders Crown elimination for 3-year-old male trotters at the Meadowands Saturday night (Nov. 22). Supplemental entry Mr. Eero captured the other elim. With Mike Lachance driving, Amigo Hall appeared to be on cruise control as he won easily in 1:54. Mr. Muscleman (Ron Pierce) gave a good effort t...
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Amoretto to defend in 3FP

on 11/22/2003 7:00 PM
Ontario Sire Stakes star Burning Point won the first of two Breeders Crown eliminations for 3-year-old filly pacers at the Meadowlands Saturday night (Nov. 22), setting up a showdown with defending Crown champ Armbro Amoretto, who won the second elim. With Kevin Wallis driving, Burning Point left for the lead and then sat in the pocket before popping out in mid stretch to go past Animated Art (...
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Stroke Play best in 3FT

on 11/22/2003 7:00 PM
Brian Sears said beforehand that with 14 starters in the Breeders Crown elimination for 3-year-old filly trotters at the Meadowlands Saturday night (Nov. 22), he expected a lot of traffic problems. Driving Stroke Play, Sears was saddled with the 14 post in the second tier, and after racing fifth and sixth-over for the first three quarters, tipped wide at the top of the stretch to go on to a 1:55 v...
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Canadian Breeders for 2yos

on 11/22/2003 7:00 PM
The four Canadian Breeders Championship finals for two-year-olds held Saturday night (Nov. 22) at Mohawk were won, in order, by trotting filly Ifhallscouldtalk, trotting colt Grand Sovereign, pacing filly Special Magic and pacing colt Stonebridge Galaxy. Ifhallscouldtalk's 1:59.1 win in her $125,930 test gave driver Paul MacDonell his fifth winner on the card through just six races. The daughte...
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Preacher hopes against odds

on 11/20/2003 7:00 PM
The Preacher Pan has been installed the 5-2 morning-line choice in the second of two Breeders Crown eliminations for 2-year-old colt pacers Friday night (Nov. 21) at the Meadowlands. What's interesting about the odds is that over his last eight races, The Preacher Pan has not left the starting gate at anything less than 3-1-—including six starts at 8-1 or higher. The Preacher Pan was the ...
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Cantab Hall still perfect

on 11/20/2003 7:00 PM
Cantab Hall's quest to finish his freshman season a "Perfect 10" moved one step closer to reality as the standout trotter won his Breeders Crown elimination at the Meadowlands Friday night (Nov. 21). Twelve 2-year-old colt trotters lined up behind the gate to pare the final field down to 10, and it was Cantab Hall who led the way across the wire in 1:57.1, his ninth win in a row. With Mike Lach...
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Big wins in Crown 2FT elims

on 11/20/2003 7:00 PM
The first two Breeders Crown eliminations for 2-year-old filly trotters at the Meadowlands Friday night (Nov. 21) were pretty much uneventful. But the entire complexion of the final changed in the third when the heavily-favored Peaceful Way made a break past the quarter and did not earn a return ticket to the half-million dollar race Nov. 29. Take nothing away from third-elim winner Forever Sta...
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Sharp Crown 2CP winners

on 11/20/2003 7:00 PM
I Am A Fool continued to show he's not fooling around as his late-season surge continued with a Breeders Crown elimination victory at the Meadowlands Friday night (Nov. 21), his fourth straight win. With Ron Pierce driving, I Am A Fool moved first-over against Modern Art (David Miller) before wearing that one down in deep stretch to win in 1:51.2. Nineteenth Hole (Eric Ledford), Droppin'thehamm...
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14 straight for Kikikatie

on 11/20/2003 7:00 PM
Kikikatie stretched her unbeaten streak to 14 with a dazzling 1:53 victory in a Breeders Crown prep race at the Meadowlands Friday night (Nov. 21). With only 10 freshman filly pacers entered, eliminations were not needed and all 10 prep starters advanced directly to the Nov. 29 final. Driven by David Miller, Kikikatie dropped in fifth around the first turn but then was moved to the lead heading...
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NJ consultants say sell

on 11/19/2003 7:00 PM
The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority has been told by bankers from Lehman Brothers that it should sell control of the Meadowlands and Monmouth racetracks. The full board of the sports authority will meet Wednesday, Nov. 26, to decide whether to seek formal bids. Bids for both racetracks is expected to reach approximately $300 million, according to the recommendation by Lehman Brothers...
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Opportunity for trot mares

on 11/19/2003 7:00 PM
The Armbro Flight for older trotting mares, which has been contested as an invitational event at Woodbine Racetrack, will be raced as an early-closer event in 2004. Nominations for the race will close March 15, 2004. Eliminations will have a purse of $50,000(C) and the final will have an estimated $300,000(C) purse. Exact race dates have yet to be determined. "We have felt for some time that...
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