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Lachance's four stars double

on 05/26/2004 2:00 AM
Last Friday (May 23) Mike Lachance was at Western Fair Raceway in Ontario to drive the 4-year-old pacer Four Starzzz Shark in the Molson Pace elims and the following day he returned to the Meadowlands for the Saturday night card before flying to Detroit on Sunday where he would make the 45-minute drive over the border to Windsor Raceway to direct Four Starzzz King in the Provincial Cup eliminati...
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Beissinger to Jug wall

on 05/26/2004 2:00 AM
Howard Beissinger, a native Ohioan and one of the top trainers of trotters, has been selected as the 20th Little Brown Jug Wall of Fame inductee. Beissinger was chosen by a 23-member panel of national and international harness racing enthusiasts. The Hamilton, Ohio native is a 1974 member of the Harness Racing's Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.Y. and became a member of the Ohio Harness Racin...
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The Preacher Pan wins

on 05/26/2004 2:00 AM
The Preacher Pan and Panspacificflight, a pair of 3-year-old sons of The Panderosa owned by Bob Glazer's Peter Pan Stables and trained in Ontario by Kevin McMaster, won at Mohawk Racetrack Tuesday night (May 25). Raced in foggy conditions, The Preacher Pan won for the first time in two starts this year, scoring for driver Luc Ouellette in 1:51.3. Out of the mare Cathera, The Preacher Pan is ...
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Freshman wins in 1:55.4

on 05/26/2004 2:00 AM
Goodnite Buddy, a 2-year-old son of Nobleland Sam, won a qualifier at Scioto Downs on Tuesday (May 25) in an impressive 1:55.4. The freshman was driven by Dan Noble, who became the father of a baby boy the previous day. It was the third qualifier for the Mike Lee-trained Goodnite Buddy. Previous he qualified in late April at Lebanon Raceway, winning in 2:02.4 and then he finished second by a no...
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Big M on TVG?

on 05/26/2004 2:00 AM
Published reports state that races from the two New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA) tracks of the Meadowlands and Monmouth Park could soon be watched on Television Games Network (TVG). NJSEA president and CEO George Zoffinger has confirmed talks are underway to place the races on the horse racing channel but no agreement has been reached. Zoffinger also revealed at a press confer...
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Miss NJ to be crowned

on 05/26/2004 2:00 AM
Although she finished third in her Miss New Jersey elim last Friday night at the Meadowlands, track handicapper Dave Brower has installed BJs Sunset as the morning line favorite in Saturday's (May 29) $200,000 final. Trained by Mark Harder for owner Brian Nixon, BJs Sunset will have the driving services of Ron Pierce. The daughter of No Nukes finished behind Apple Krisp and Earhart Hanover, whi...
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Stakes debut for Cash Hall

on 05/26/2004 2:00 AM
Cash Hall, the highly regarded but still untested 3-year-old colt trotter trained by Bob McIntosh, will get his first taste of stakes competition Saturday night (May 29) in the eliminations for the William Connors Memorial at Hazel Park. Cash Hall, who won both his starts last year at two and his only attempt so far in 2004 on May 20 in a career-best 1:56 at Mohawk, is one of 20 sophomores entered...
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Hoosier Cup field set

on 05/26/2004 2:00 AM
Horsemen had fears of a two-heat Hoosier Cup, as the conditions provided, but the race will be contested as a single dash for $500,000 Saturday night at Hoosier Park. It will be carded as race 10 on the card with an estimated post time of 10 p.m. The field, from the rail out, will be 1--Up Front Brad, 2--Skydancer Hanover, 3--Always A Threat, 4--Droppinthehammer, 5--Wizsell, 6--Santastic's Pan,...
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Hoosiers oppose gambling

on 05/25/2004 2:00 AM
According to a survey conducted by the Indianapolis Star-WTHR-TV, almost half of Indiana's residents don't want an expansion of gambling in the state. Hoosiers were asked "Do you favor increasing gambling in Indiana?" and 55 percent said they were opposed to the idea. The survey participants were also asked if they had visited a casino or racetrack in Indiana, and only 23 percent had done so...
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Constable scores in qua.

on 05/25/2004 2:00 AM
Constable is now two-for-two in qualifying efforts in 2004 as the 4-year-old son of Conway Hall won his morning attempt at The Red Mile Monday (May 24) in 1:57.4. Constable was driven in the qualifier by Dan Shetler for trainer Bob Stewart, who co-owns with his wife, Lynda. At two, Constable finished in the money in all eight starts, including three wins. He finished the year with a win in his ...
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Broodmares honored in Ky.

on 05/25/2004 2:00 AM
The Bluegrass Chapter of the U.S. Harness Writers Association will present two new awards-- the 2003 Kentucky Pacing Broodmare of the Year and Kentucky Trotting Broodmare of the Year--this upcoming weekend. The group will announce the winner in each division at the annual Kentucky Harness Horsemen's Association Awards Banquet, to be held on Sunday evening, May 30 at the Red Mile. The KHHA will ...
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Sand Vic ready for Connors

on 05/25/2004 2:00 AM
After a successful freshman campaign in 2003 and a couple of starts under his belt this year, Sand Vic appears ready to take on some of the continent's toughest trotters in the William C. Connors Memorial at Hazel Park. The $100,000 final is scheduled for Saturday, June 5, with eliminations this Saturday (May 29). On Friday night, (May 21) Sand Vic finished third in a tough 3-year-old open trot...
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Classic's 3rd leg drawn

on 05/25/2004 2:00 AM
The third leg of the Classic Series is ready to go postward on Saturday night (May 29) at Mohawk Racetrack. The $250,000 finals for the series for older horses of both gaits will then be contested Saturday, June 5, also at Mohawk in Campbellville, Ont. Here is the draw for this week's Classic Series legs: $60,000 Classic Oaks Trot PP Horse (driver) 1 Scully FBI (Luc Ouellette) 2 Sunday Ya...
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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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