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Foundation seeks director

on 05/19/2004 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Retirement Foundation is looking for a full time placement director for its award-winning national adoption organization based in Freehold, NJ. Candidate must possess all around horse knowledge, excellent computer and office skills. Creativity with marketing skills is also a must. Responsibilities include administrative management of horses awaiting adoption, marketing...
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Challenging the champions

on 05/19/2004 2:00 AM
In every race featuring Modern Art and I Am A Fool this year, the main focus will likely be on the two 3-year-old pacers that had an ongoing rivalry that started before ever facing each other on the track in 2004. On Saturday night (May 22) in a $25,000 elimination of the $500,000 New Jersey Classic the two will face each other again. Everybody knows that on any given day, even the best horse i...
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Earhart Hanover sold

on 05/19/2004 2:00 AM
Earhart Hanover, who makes her next start in Friday night's (May 21) sixth race at the Meadowlands, the second of two $20,000 eliminations for the $200,000 Miss New Jersey, has changed hands. S. Ian Smith of Prince Edward Island sold the 3-year-old daughter of Artiscape after her last race, a two-length victory on May 14 in a $25,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes, for an undisclosed price. The buyer i...
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Respectednbeloved a princess

on 05/18/2004 2:00 AM
Respectednbeloved had some traffic problems in Monday night's (May 17) $95,500 ( C ) final of the Princess Series at Mohawk, but she overcame them and posted a lifetime best 1:52.3 victory. Starting from post eight, Respectednbeloved was sixth going to the quarter when the leader Armbro Bracken along with Wilma Hall and Swirly all went off stride. When the dust settled Respectednbeloved and dri...
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Fillies trot in Gold elims

on 05/18/2004 2:00 AM
Monday evening's (May 17) card at Mohawk included three Ontario Sire Stakes Gold eliminations for 3-year-old filly trotters. In the first elimination Zorgwijk Emani (Ken Wallace) wired the field in 1:56.3 and won by 4 1/4 lengths over Fiesty Kindof Luv (Trevor Henry) with Armbro Beseech (David Boughton) third. The winning Valleymeister filly is two-for-two this year. In the second elim Miss ...
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Funding needed for KYSS

on 05/18/2004 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Sires Stakes will be funded and raced at The Red Mile this year, but the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority was told Monday (May 17) it must find ways to generate funding and assist the Standardbred industry. Authority member John Cashman, formerly of Castleton Farm and The Red Mile, told the authority the amount available for purses this year is the lowest ever because the number of ...
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Goshen box up for bids

on 05/18/2004 2:00 AM
The prime box at Goshen (NY) Historic Track, directly on the finish line in the first tier, is up for auction for the first time in decades. The box was previously held by Amy Bull Crist, a former director of the track and "First Lady" of Orange County, who died in 1995. The winning bidder gets five seats in the box for matinee racing on June 5, 12 and 19, as well as Grand Circuit Racing on Ju...
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Five to enter Canadian Hall

on 05/18/2004 2:00 AM
The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame will induct Precious Bunny, Goodtimes, Town Pro and late Chris Van Bussel of Seelster Farms. The ceremony will be held August 26 at the Toronto Congress Centre. Precious Bunny is owned by Peter Heffering of Port Perry, Ont., and set a single year earnings record of $2.2 million in 1991 with 20 wins, including such classics as the North America Cup, Meadowla...
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Decision in Montreal soon

on 05/18/2004 2:00 AM
The fate of Hippodrome de Montreal could be known soon. According to a story in the Montreal Gazette, a representative from one of the racetrack's possible suitors, the Remstar Corp., has been told to expect an announcement within the next two weeks. There are two possible scenarios: keeping the racetrack right where it is, which is what the Quebec racing industry prefers, or moving it to the si...
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Sale of NJ tracks hits snag

on 05/18/2004 2:00 AM
The plan to sell the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority's two racetracks, the Meadowlands and Monmouth Park, has hit a snag. According to a story in the Newark Star-Ledger, there is a state law that only the Sports and Exposition Authority may operate the two tracks. Until the law is changed, investment bankers from Lehman Brothers retained by the sports authority to handle the sale wil...
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Judge rules for Isle of Capri

on 05/18/2004 2:00 AM
A federal bankruptcy judge in Chicago has approved the $518 million sale of Emerald Casino's dormant gaming license to Isle of Capri. According to a story in the Chicago Sun-Times, Judge Eugene Wedoff cautioned Isle Of Capri that the deal could still fall through. Illinois attorney general Lisa Madigan is still intent on taking back the license because of alleged mob connections to the city of Ro...
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Duo wins again

on 05/17/2004 2:00 AM
Muscles Marinara and Istanbul captured their respective $18,000 divisions of the Hiram Woodruff Series for a second straight week at the Meadowlands Sunday (May 16), setting up a showdown in next Sunday's final. Muscles Marinara, with Brian Sears in the bike, won the first of the two $18,000 divisions of the series leg with a one-length victory over Kerry Hanover (Yannick Gingras) in 1:55. Indi...
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Gidde Palema wins Oslo GP

on 05/17/2004 2:00 AM
Gidde Palema easily captured the Oslo Grand Prix at the Bjerke track in Norway Sunday (May 16), setting a race record with a mile rate of 1:55.2 over the 2,100 meters. This was the second straight victory in the Oslo Grand Prix for the son of the 1992 Hambletonian winner Alf Palema. He was a one-length winner over Hilda Zonett with Prime Prospect, a son of the late Primrose Lane, third. Amer...
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John Patterson Sr. dies

on 05/17/2004 2:00 AM
John Patterson Sr., the Hall of Fame trainer-driver who developed the first 2:00 2-year-old filly trotter, Merrie Annabelle, died Sunday morning (May 16), according to Harness Racing Communications. He was 83. In addition to Merrie Annabelle, Patterson developed 1963 Little Brown Jug winner Overtick and his son, Overcall. Patterson was born in Whitfield, Ga., and lived in Dalton, Ga. A forme...
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Southwind Elian scores

on 05/17/2004 2:00 AM
Review Stakes winner Southwind Elian was one of four 3 year olds who posted victories Sunday afternoon (May 16) at the Meadowlands. Southwind Elian, a son of Conway Hall who captured the Review Stakes at Springfield last summer in 1:58.4, scored his first victory of the season in four starts with a 1:55.1 mile in a conditioned event. A second $10,000 conditioned trot went to the Self Posses...
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Whattabeacon wires Rose final

on 05/17/2004 2:00 AM
Driver Jimmy Whisman placed Whattabeacon on the lead early and kept the 6 year old there Sunday( May 16) in the $16,000 Ralph & Dorothy Rose final to win in 1:58.1. The Bob Conard-owned trotter earned his fifth win in 11 starts this season, cruising to victory in the field of 10. Whattabeacon started from post seven for Whisman, who picked up the drive on the Dunkery Beacon trotter in the last ...
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Hambo golf tourney set

on 05/17/2004 2:00 AM
The 12th Annual Hambletonian Charity Golf Tournament, to be held August 2, is moving to Montclair Golf Club in West Orange, NJ, recently rated one of the top 20 private courses in the state by NJ Monthly magazine. Montclair, founded in 1892, is listed by the US Golf Association as one of the first 100 clubs established in the country. The golf tournament and gift auction will benefit the Stan...
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Eilean Donon qualifies

on 05/17/2004 2:00 AM
Eilean Donon, one of the top colts on the Ontario Sire Stakes Gold circuit and a winner of $235,469 last year, qualified at The Red Mile Monday morning in 1:58.4. Tom Sells was in the bike for trainer Bob Stewart as the 3-year-old Angus Hall colt trotted a last quarter in :28.2 to win his qualifier by open lengths. "We were really happy with him," said Steve Stewart, who co-owns the colt wit...
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Vincent Brescia dies

on 05/17/2004 2:00 AM
Vincent N. Brescia, the chairman and a past president and a charter member of Goshen Historic Track, died Saturday, May 15, at his home. He was 70. According to the U.S. Trotting Association, Brescia was president of the Brescia Buildings Corporation and a leader in the lumber and building industry, and for more than five decades was a volunteer firefighter. Brescia is survived by his wife ...
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Three elims for Hempt

on 05/16/2004 2:00 AM
Skydancer Hanover was the fastest of the three Hempt Memorial eliminations at Pocono Downs on Saturday night, pacing to a 4 1/2-length score in 1:51. There were two other elims and they were won by Up Front Brad (1:53) and Casey's Bonanza (152.1). Skydancer Hanover, with George Napolitano Jr. ddriving for trainer Mark Harder, paced to his third victory in four starts this year.Driven To Win, a ...
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