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Stroke Play ready for Crown

on 11/19/2003 7:00 PM
Stroke Play comes into the Breeders Crown elims at the Meadowlands Saturday (Nov. 22) riding a three-race win streak, including a world record effort in her Matron elimination and a strong Matron final victory at Dover Downs. But the 3-year-old filly trotter will have her work cut out for her in the Crown elim as she has drawn post 14 in the bulky 14-horse race. "We just have to concentrate on ...
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More turmoil at Vernon

on 11/19/2003 7:00 PM
A group of shareholders of Mid-State Raceway Inc., the company that owns and operates Vernon Downs, has commenced an action in federal court in New York against Shawn Scott and his affiliates as well as directors of Mid-State Raceway Inc. The action alleges that Scott and his affiliates have sought to fraudulently obtain control of Mid-State by having Mid-State issue warrants which would entitl...
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Nihilator brother in Crown

on 11/19/2003 7:00 PM
It's rare to see a Bob McIntosh-trained horse listed at 15-1 in the morning line, but that is what Meadowlands handicapper Dave Brower has listed Veeza, a 3-year-old half-brother to Nihilator, in the first of two Breeders Crown eliminations at the Meadowlands Saturday night (Nov. 22). Veeza is a son of Western Hanover out of Margie's Melody, the dam of 1985 Horse of the Year Nihilator p,3, 1:49...
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3-year-old pace elims

on 11/18/2003 7:00 PM
Sophomore colt pacer No Pan Intended, hoping to secure Horse of the Year Honors with a Breeders Crown victory, has drawn post six in the second of two eliminations at the Meadowlands Saturday night, Nov. 22. The Triple Crown champ has won 15 of 19 starts this year and $1.1 million in earnings. Among those drawing in against No Pan Intended in a heavily-stacked field are defending divisional cha...
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3-year-old trot elims

on 11/18/2003 7:00 PM
Kentucky Futurity and Canadian Trotting Classic winner Mr. Muscleman and Hambletonian champ Amigo Hall drew into the same Breeders Crown elim for 3-year-old male trotters at the Meadowlands Saturday night, Nov. 22. Mr. Muscleman drew the inside post while Amigo Hall will leave from post four. Also in the field is American-National winner Mutineer. Muscle King, coming off a Matron victory at ...
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2-year-old pace elims

on 11/18/2003 7:00 PM
Governor's Cup and Matron winner I Am A Fool and Woodrow Wilson winner Modern Art have drawn in against each other in the first of two Breeders Crown eliminations at the Meadowlands Friday night, Nov. 21. The second elim is a well-balanced field of juveniles, including Rapid Dialing, Driven To Win, The Preacher Pan and Western Affluence. Kikikatie's perfect 13-for-13 season undoubtedly kept ...
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2-year-old trot elims

on 11/18/2003 7:00 PM
The undefeated freshman colt trotter Cantab Hall has drawn post three in a single 12-horse Breeders Crown elimination at the Meadowlands Friday night, Nov. 21. Cantab Hall brings a perfect eight-for-eight record into the Crown and hopes to repeat the Crown-winning effort of last year's undefeated juvenile trotter Broadway Hall. Also in the field are Great Challenger, who is coming into the Crow...
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Loyal Opposition set to go

on 11/18/2003 7:00 PM
Defending Dan Patch champion Loyal Opposition has drawn post two in the second of two Breeders Crown eliminations for 3-year-old filly pacers at the Meadowlands Saturday night, Nov. 22. Owner Bob Waxman paid a $50,000 supplemental fee to enter Loyal Opposition. The entry of Loyal Opposition comes after Waxman was restored to good standing by the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission after havi...
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Robinson horse in quarantine

on 11/18/2003 7:00 PM
Trainer Bill Robinson has requested and been granted approval to have Flight Plan, the horse that tested for a high TCO2 reading that resulted in his banishment by Woodbine Entertainment Group, to be re-tested under quarantine restrictions. According to reports, Flight Plan, who tested positive Nov. 8 at Mohawk Racetrack, is already under the quarantine at the track, where he will remain for 72...
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Colonial numbers increase

on 11/18/2003 7:00 PM
Colonial Downs wrapped up its 2003 season on Monday, Nov. 17, and Corey Braden was the leading driver at the meet with 30 victories, one more than Jim Dailey. After two years in the runner-up spot, Dean Collins led the trainers' list with 20 winner's circle trips. Overall, attendance and handle during the 28-day meet increased over the 2002 numbers. On-track attendance was up 25 percent to near...
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Crown birthday for Tetrick

on 11/17/2003 7:00 PM
Tim Tetrick, who is beginning his first season competing at the Meadowlands after a successful past couple of years in Chicago, won his first race ever at the Big M in his second drive, scoring with the 3-year-old filly pacer Odds On Charmaine in 1:52.3 on Saturday night, Nov. 15. The night before he came close with sophomore filly pacer Odds On Michelle, who lost by a neck to older mare pacer Tup...
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Options for Yonkers

on 11/17/2003 7:00 PM
Joe Faraldo, president of the Standardbred Owners Association of New York (SOA), says the SOA board is still negotiating with Yonkers Raceway in hopes of having racing at the track this winter and spring. Yonkers Raceway announced previously that it wanted to suspend both live and simulcast racing while its clubhouse/grandstand building is renovated to become a video lottery terminal (VLT) faci...
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Sand Squaw retired

on 11/17/2003 7:00 PM
Sand Squaw, Ohio's 2-Year-Old Pacing Filly of the Year in 2002, has torn a suspensory and been retired from racing. The 4-year-old mare is by Village Connection out of the No Nukes mare Cherokee Woman. She won nine of 11 starts as a 2 year old, including the Ohio Sire Stakes Championship. She retires with career earnings of $294,442, a record of 1:53 taken at age four, and a slate of 47-27-9-3....
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Robinson barred from WEG

on 11/16/2003 7:00 PM
It has been reported that trainer Bill Robinson has been barred from racing his horses on the Woodbine Entertainment Circuit as a result of an elevated TCO2 test Nov. 8. The action came following the testing of Flight Plan, who finished sixth in the Junior Free-For-All Pace at Mohawk. As of now, the Ontario Racing Commission has not yet issued any other penalties. Robinson will be allowed t...
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Malabar Man moving to NY

on 11/16/2003 7:00 PM
Malabar Man, the Hambletonian champion turned top trotting sire, will be leaving Southwind Farms of New Jersey to stand at Winbak Farms of New York for 2004. Mal Burroughs said the coming of slot machines to New York racetracks, plus an uncertain future for racing in New Jersey led to his decision, which he finalized Sunday (Nov. 16). "You have to look to the future and (New York is) going t...
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Seven supplement to Crown

on 11/16/2003 7:00 PM
Seven sophomore pacers and trotters have been supplemented to this year's Breeders Crown events at the Meadowlands. The owners of two male trotters, four filly pacers and one colt pacer have decided to pay the $50,000 supplemental fee to the races, which has eliminations on Saturday, Nov. 22. The finals will be held as part of the eight-race Breeders Crown extravaganza that includes the quartet of...
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Classic action at Big M

on 11/15/2003 7:00 PM
The Classic Series for older horses was a part of the Saturday night (Nov. 15) card at the Meadowlands and the winners were Cheyenne Rei, Windylane Hanover, Eternal Camnation and Magician. Eternal Camnation reeled off another victory with her 1:52 victory in the Classic for mares. The world's richest pacing mare easily defeated Always Cam. Eternal Camnation's stablemate, Cinder Best, took third...
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Filly trotters prep for Crown

on 11/14/2003 7:00 PM
Funny Malentine, a 2-year-old filly trotter who did some of her best trotting at the Meadowlands earlier this year, won a prep for the Breeders Crown Friday night (Nov. 14) at the Big M. Another Crown contender, To The Wire, was a nose back in second. Funny Malentine, driven by Mike Lachance, hit the wire in 1:58.4. She now has six wins in 12 starts this year. She took her lifetime mark of 1:57...
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Dancer to No Pan Intended

on 11/14/2003 7:00 PM
Pacing Triple Crown champion No Pan Intended was back on top of his game for the $275,720 James B. Dancer Memorial at Freehold Raceway Saturday (Nov. 15), and even post 10 couldn't stop him. He won with a 1:53.2 effort. When No Pan Intended drew post 10, in the second tier on the half-mile track, he was no longer regarded as a heavy favorite to win the Dancer. But the colt's regular driver, Dav...
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More preps for Crown

on 11/14/2003 7:00 PM
In qualifying races at the Meadowlands Saturday morning (Nov. 15), 2 and 3 year olds prepped for the Breeders Crown. The winners were the 2-year-old colt pacer Camelot Hall (1:56, with a :26.4 last quarter); the 3-year-old filly trotter Pizza Dolce (2:01.1, :26.3 last quarter); 2-year-old colt trotter Sand Vic (2:00); 3-year-old trotting colt Mr. Muscleman (1:56.2, by 9 1/2 lengths); 2-year-old...
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