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Big M to have fall meet

on 05/25/2004 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands has announced it will run a fall meets this year and through 2007. The fall meet in 2004 will begin Nov. 19 and feature the return of the Fall Final Four--the Governor's Cup, Three Diamonds, Valley Victory and Goldsmith Maid--on Dec. 4. Nominations for the four races for 2 year olds will be accepted starting July 1. With the fall dates, the Meadowlands will apply for the eight B...
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Modern Art draws rail

on 05/25/2004 2:00 AM
Modern Art, unbeaten in his two starts this year, has been installed as the 5-2 morning favorite, leaving from the rail, in Saturday night's $500,000 SBOA/New Jersey Classic at the Meadowlands. I Am A Fool, the 2003 Two-Year-Old Pacer of the Year, is the 3-1 second choice, facing the task of overcoming post 10. Spirit Of A Shark, who also has a two-race winning streak, is rated at 4-1 odds from po...
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A $4,000 Big M Swim

on 05/24/2004 2:00 AM
The last few races Saturday night (May 23) at the Meadowlands were delayed a bit when a patron, in quest of winning a bet, decided to take a dip in the infield lake. Somehow the man involved made it across the track and into the lake and swam for a few minutes before climbing out on the far side. Dressed in khakis and a blue oxford and stumbling a bit, he was tackled by about a dozen security g...
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Belmont/Big M Daily Double

on 05/24/2004 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands will offer a special crossbreed daily double on Saturday, June 5, pairing the Belmont Stakes and the first race at the Meadowlands. "With all the interest in whether or not Smarty Jones completes the Triple Crown with a win in the Belmont Stakes, we're expecting a large crowd for the Belmont Stakes Day program," said Meadowlands vice president and general manager Chris McErlean....
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Services set for Carl Allen

on 05/24/2004 2:00 AM
Carl Allen, who developed such trotting stars as the world champion filly CR Kay Suzie, has died suddently at age 74. Allen was recovering from injuries sustained in an accident in a qualifier at the Meadowlands in April, but his health had been stable until he hit his head while on his farm in Ocala, Fla., on Monday. Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful. A memorial service will be held ...
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Elims for NJ Classic

on 05/23/2004 2:00 AM
Modern Art won his elimination race for the SBOA New Jersey Classic Saturday night the Meadowlands and his top rival I Am A Fool finished second to him in the same division. Spirit Of A Shark won his elim as well. Spirit Of A Shark coasted to a half-length tally over Timesareachanging in 1:51. Holborn Hanover was 4 1/4 lengths back in third. George Brennan drove Spirit Of A Shark to the co...
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Metropolitan wins

on 05/23/2004 2:00 AM
Metropolitan, a 3-year-old colt by The Panderosa, showed a little more speed than the New Jersey Classic elim winners when he won an overnight at the Meadowlands in 1:50.3 on Saturday night. Metropolitan had three qualifiers under his girth before the overnight start on Saturday. Driver John Campbell gave him an off-the-pace journey and they won by 2 1/2 lengths with a :27.4 last quarter. Ch...
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Hempt to Skydancer

on 05/23/2004 2:00 AM
Skydancer Hanover, driven by George Napolitano Jr., won the $162,696 Max C. Hempt Memorial Pace Saturday night at The Downs at Pocono. Napolitano left quickly with Skydancer Hanover from post six and took control of the race. Following the winner was Santastic's Pan (Mike Wilder), who enjoyed a two-hole trip. Santastic's Pan held on for second while Driven To Win finished third. This is the ...
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PA Sire Stakes held

on 05/23/2004 2:00 AM
Blossom Seelster, who finished fifth in last year's Goldsmith Maid final, turned in the fastest time in five Pennsylvania Sire Stakes divisions for 3-year-old filly trotters held Saturday night at The Meadows. Blossom Seelster, a 3-year-old filly by Tagliabue, started from post two and virtually wired the field in 1:57.2. The time was two-fifths of a second off the stakes record. "I trained ...
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Filly Crown champ wins

on 05/23/2004 2:00 AM
Pans Culottes, who upset Kikikatie in last year's Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Filly Pace, won her first start of 2004 at Flamboro Downs on Saturday. The filly overcame a parked-out journey and scored in 1:57.1. Steve Condren drove Pans Culottes for trainer Ben Wallace, who is based at Classy Lane Farms near Mohawk Racetrack. Peter Pan Stables owns pans Culottes.
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Muscles flexed in Woodruff

on 05/23/2004 2:00 AM
Muscles Marinara completed his sweep of the Hiram Woodruff Series at the Meadowlands Sunday afternoon (May 23), closing out his three-start trifecta with a career-best 1:53.2 victory in the $52,750 final. With Brian Sears in the sulky for trainer Trond Smedshammer, Muscles Marinara took control at the half and trotted to an easy 3 1/2-length decision over Double Eagle (John Campbell). Donnegal ...
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Two elims for Elitlopp

on 05/23/2004 2:00 AM
This year's Elitlopp at Solvalla in Sweden is Sunday, May 30, and the field was split into two eliminations. Here is the draw: First Elimination PP Horse 1 Revenue 2 Gidde Palema 3 Malabar Circle Ås 4 Civil Action 5 Steinlager 6 Freiherr As 7 Legendary Lover K 8 Rotation Second Elimination 1 Scarlet Knight 2 HP Paque 3 Kesaco Phedo 4 Frække Frederik 5 Tag The Devil 6 Calvi...
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Smarty's jock at Freehold

on 05/23/2004 2:00 AM
Freehold Raceway has jumped on the Smarty Jones bandwagon as Stewart Elliott, the jockey of the Triple Crown hopeful, will be at the track Friday (May 28) for an autograph and photo session. Elliott will meet and greet Freehold fans from noon to 1 p.m.
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Hi Ho, it's an ISS mark

on 05/23/2004 2:00 AM
Hi Ho Molly set an Indiana Sire Stakes record and came within one-fifth of a second of a national season's mark Friday (May 21) in the $12,000 first division of ISS action at Hoosier Park. The 3-year-old Hi Ho Silverheel's filly paced to victory in 1:52. The Ernie Gaskin-trained sophomore entered Friday's contest off a third-place finish in 1:54.3. Leading driver Don Irvine Jr. was in the bike,...
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1,000 for Ryan Anderson

on 05/23/2004 2:00 AM
Sporting his blue, white and gold colors, 23-year-old Ryan Anderson scored his 1,000th victory Saturday night (May 22) at Balmoral Park. The milestone victory came in the night's 11th race as Anderson steered Odds On Dana to a 1:52.1 clocking. The 4-year-old son of Artiscape won aby more than four lengths for trainer Robin Schadt of Odds On Racing. Anderson had also won the sixth race with Boyi...
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Field set for Windsor stake

on 05/23/2004 2:00 AM
Four Starzzz King, Quik Pulse Mindale and Georgia Pacific won their respective $25,000(C) Provincial Cup eliminations at Windsor Raceway Sunday night (May 23), but it wasn't without a scramble. When the group of New Jersey-based Meadowlands drivers were unable to fly out of Newark because of heavy thunderstorm in the Midwest, trainers had to scramble to find new pilots. Richie Silverman got the...
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Molson Pace elim winners

on 05/22/2004 2:00 AM
Four Starzzz Shark and Sand Olls Dexter won their respective $18,000(C) eliminations for the Molson Canadian Pace at Western Fair Raceway in London, Ont., Friday night (May 21). Mike Lachance traveled to Western Fair to direct Four Starzzz Shark, who appears to be the front-runner among the older pacing ranks in North America. The 6-year-old son of Cam's Card Shark won in 1:54, besting Wolfdanc...
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This dog is 8 for 8

on 05/21/2004 2:00 AM
Who is the top dog in wins among the 3-year-old pacing ranks in 2004? If you answered Four Starzzz King, Brandon's Cowboy, Modern Art or I Am A Fool, you're wrong. Try PH Top Dog, who is now a perfect eight-for-eight after his latest triumph at Mohawk Racetrack on May 18. A son of The Big Dog, PH Top Dog is actually riding a 10-race win streak, having closed out his rookie campaign with a pair ...
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Harder strong in Hempt

on 05/21/2004 2:00 AM
Mark Harder-trained horses won two of the three Max Hempt eliminations last Saturday night at Pocono Downs, setting up the Meadowlands-based conditioner nicely for the $162,696 final this Saturday night (May 22). Harder, who leads the Meadowlands' trainer standings with more than $1.12 million in purse earnings in 2004, will send out Skydancer Hanover and Casey's Bonanza, who won their elims in 1:...
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$1 mil Survivor at Hoosier

on 05/21/2004 2:00 AM
Rupert Boneham's popularity on the recently-concluded Survivor All Stars earned him a million bucks and now Hoosier Park is hoping that translates into a record crowd for Hoosier Cup night (May 29). Boneham, a resident of Indianapolis, will be at the track in Anderson the night of the $500,000 (est.) Hoosier Cup final participating in a photo and autograph session. "I've never been to Hoosier P...
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