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USTA honors Sergeant York

on 06/11/2004 2:00 AM
Sergeant York, formerly known as Allaboard Jules during his racing career as a pacer in the mid 1990s, the riderless horse marching in the caisson in the funeral proceedings for former President Ronald Reagan, will be honored with a special award from the U.S. Trotting Association. The award willl be presented to Sergeant York's handlers, who are attached to the U.S. Third Army. "All of us ...
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E Dee's Cam Retired

on 06/11/2004 2:00 AM
E Dee’s Cam, the 7-year-old son of Cam Fella who won this year’s Presidential final at the Meadowlands last January, has been retired and will head to Australia where he will begin a duel-hemisphere breeding career. Trainer Noel Daley told The Horseman Friday afternoon (June 11) that the decision was made soon after E Dee’s Cam last start, a seventh-place finish in an Open Pace a...
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ORC suspends OHHA

on 06/11/2004 2:00 AM
The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has announced it has suspended the Ontario Harness Horse Association's (OHHA) license to handle the distribution of purse checks. The action came after the ORC ruled that the OHHA had failed to provide documents regarding the ORC's investing of the organization's handling of the purse distribution. "This is a heavy-handed, completely unwarranted action," OHHA...
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Cantab Hall, Tom Ridge win

on 06/11/2004 2:00 AM
Last year's Trotter of the Year Cantab Hall and Tom Ridge, regarded as 2004's top 3-year-old colt trotters and the two Hambletonian winter-book favorites, both won their respective qualifiers at the Meadowlands Friday morning (June 11). Cantab Hall made his first appearance of 2004 in his qualifier, in which he easily romped to an 8 1/2-length victory in 1:56. Mike Lachance directed the son of ...
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Daley hoping for wake-up

on 06/11/2004 2:00 AM
Nobody can blame trainer Noel Daley for being a bit hopeful for a little déjà vu with Peruvian Hanover in Saturday's (June 12) $125,000 Battle of Lake Erie at Northfield Park. Peruvian Hanover is the two-time defending Battle champ, but coming out of the outside eight post this year and winless since last November, he has been installed as the longshot 15-1 morning line choice. "We test b...
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Dan Knox dies at 45

on 06/11/2004 2:00 AM
Longtime Chicago driver Dan Knox died unexpectedly Thursday (June 10) at age 45. A third generation horseman, Knox, known to most as "DK," was born and raised in Logansport, Ind. His father Bob was a long-time starter on the Chicago circuit. Dan began driving in 1977 and piloted 2,283 winners to over $15 million in career earnings. His best years came during the early to mid-1990s, and in 1992 ...
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1:55 NJSS filly trot miles

on 06/10/2004 2:00 AM
Keystone Secret, Silver Springs and Self Indulgent each won a New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Wednesday night at the Meadowlands with clockings in 1:55 and change. Keystone Secret was the fastest winner, scoring by 2 1/2 lengths in 1:55.1 in her division. Owned by Allister Stables and trained by Ron Gurfein, the filly is a daughter of Malabar Man and the stakes-winning...
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Changes for Cash Hall

on 06/10/2004 2:00 AM
Trainer Bob McIntosh is optimistic his 3-year-old colt trotter Cash Hall can bounce right back in Saturday's Goodtimes eliminations at Woodbine after a disappointing effort in last weekend's $100,000 William Connors Memorial at Hazel Park Raceway. Undefeated in his first four starts over the past two years, Cash Hall took himself out of contention when he broke stride early in the rich Connors ...
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Ponder cracks bone

on 06/10/2004 2:00 AM
Along with Cash Hall's ill-timed break in the Connors final last Saturday, McIntosh also had to scratch the 3-year-old colt pacer Ponder out of that night's Burlington at Mohawk after the horse injured his leg. McIntosh sent Ponder immediately to the Rood & Riddle Equine Clinic in Lexington, Ky., where X-rays revealed a small crack in an ankle. "It's not too serious and he'll only be out a mont...
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Colt bred Down Under

on 06/10/2004 2:00 AM
When the first elimination division of the Pepsi North America Cup goes to the post Saturday night at Woodbine, scoring out of the two hole will be New Zealand-bred Village Hero N. Trainer Jerry Silverman found out about the colt through John Curtain, an agent friend of his in New Zealand. "He (Village Hero N) had made a couple of stars and had won a fairly big 2-year-old race in his second st...
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Battle field set

on 06/10/2004 2:00 AM
Royal Mattjesty drew post four and was installed as the 5-2 morning line favorite in Northfield Park's $125,000 Battle of Lake Erie, with post time set for 10:57 p.m. Saturday night. Owned by Perretti Racing and John Rizzo of New Jersey, Royal Mattjesty would become a millionaire with a win. He is also the fastest horse in the field. From the rail out, the field includes: Allamerican Captor,...
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Andy Miller wins five

on 06/10/2004 2:00 AM
Driver Andy Miller piloted five winners on Maywood Park's Wednesday night card, including steering both winners of the Maywood Pace eliminations. Miller, 35, began the night by winning the second race with trainer Dave McCaffrey's Swilken Bridge. He then piloted the winner of the first $10,000 division of the Filly Maywood Pace Stakes eliminations for his brother, trainer Erv Miller, steering J...
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Rosecroft gets 90-day deal

on 06/10/2004 2:00 AM
An agreement between Rosecroft Raceway and the Thoroughbred tracks Pimlico and Laurel Park has been reached that will allow a 90-day resumption in Thoroughbred simulcasting at Rosecroft. After a Tuesday (June 8) meeting of the Maryland Racing Commission didn't lead to any resolution of the matter, representatives of the two sides met to work out this tentative agreement. "This gives them (Ro...
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Barns full at Saratoga

on 06/10/2004 2:00 AM
A fully-inhabitated barn area at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway, which recently opened its video gaming machine parlor, appears to be likely making an impact on the upcoming Thoroughbred meet at Saratoga Race Course. With more than 900 horses stabled at the Raceway--double the number over the past few years--Thoroughbreds, which in the past were able to be housed at that track, will need to find n...
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WEG asks to shift dates

on 06/10/2004 2:00 AM
Standardbred Canada has reported Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) will ask the Ontario Racing Commission for permission to transfer 27 racedates from Mohawk to Woodbine this fall. Mohawk is scheduled to open its fall meet on Sept. 6 and continue through Nov. 11. In the midst of that meet, action was slated to shift back to Woodbine for a two-week meet that begins on Oct. 11 and ends with the ...
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Dube wins on birthday

on 06/09/2004 2:00 AM
Daniel Dube celebrated his 35th birthday by guiding Miki's King to victory in the eighth race, a $9,000 condition pace, Tuesday night (June 8) at the Meadowlands. Miki's King was career victory 4,794 for Dube and his 95th of the Meadowlands meet where he is sixth in the driver standings. Dube put Miki's King on the lead by the quarter and the 4-year-old gelding held on for a three-quarter lengt...
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2:00 freshman trotter

on 06/09/2004 2:00 AM
Twin B Senorita became the first 2:00 2-year-old trotter Tuesday when she won a qualifier at Pocono Downs for trainer-driver Ray Schnittker. A daughter of the first crop of Credit Winner, she enjoyed a two-hole trip until the stretch and then edged to the front by a head at the wire. The filly is out of the Sierra Kosmos mare Senorita Sierra.
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No help for Rosecroft

on 06/09/2004 2:00 AM
In a meeting on Tuesday, the Maryland Racing Commission failed to take any action on an emergency request by Rosecroft Raceway, which seeks to offer Thoroughbred simulcasting. Rosecroft had asked the commission for a temporary, 90-day right to offer wagering on Thoroughbred races from outside Maryland. The Maryland Jockey Club, which operates Pimlico and Laurel, are opposed to cross-breed simul...
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Standardbred in funeral

on 06/09/2004 2:00 AM
When the eyes of the world are on funeral proceedings for the late President Ronald Reagan Friday, they'll also get a glance at a Standardbred at work. This one hasn't pulled a sulky in years, but will serve as the "riderless horse," symbol of a fallen leader, walking behind the caisson carrying Reagan's coffin. The 13-year-old Standardbred, who was registered and raced primarily at Freehold a...
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Cantab Hall to qualify

on 06/09/2004 2:00 AM
Through the years, three-time Hambletonian-winning trainer Ron Gurfein has been one of the most quotable personalities in the sport. Unlike Gary Payton, who refused to talk to the press following the Los Angeles Lakers loss to the Detroit Pistons in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Gurfein is always obliging to those with inquiring minds, whether in a serious tone or through his own light-hearted way of ...
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