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Storm KOs Big M races

on 05/16/2004 2:00 AM
Two races after the Graduate final took place at the Meadowlands Saturday night, a massive storm moved into the area with lightning and heavy rain, and the track was forced to cancel its last three races of the night. Those races canceled included a $50,000 claimer and three conditioned events.
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Seven straight wins

on 05/16/2004 2:00 AM
The One Night Pan, a 4-year-old son of Western Hanover and the top stakes filly Armbro Romance, is now seven for seven after his 1:52 victory at Mohawk Saturday night. The One Night Pan is the first foal of Armbro Romance, who paced to a mark of 1:49 and earned $794,375 during her career. The One Night Pan was bred by Armstrong Bros. and was sold as a yearling for $210,000. The One Night Pan ha...
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Sure Sign upsets the Queen

on 05/15/2004 2:00 AM
Eternal Camnation was upset in her 2004 Canadian debut Friday night (May 14) at Mohawk, finishing second to Sure Sign in 1:51 in the $48,000(C) Open for fillies and mares. Luc Ouellette drove the all-time richest pacing mare who was unable to hold off a game Sure Sign and driver Paul MacDonell down the stretch. Ouellette left with Eternal Camnation and set the fractions while MacDonell got away...
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Faves win in Rose Red elims

on 05/15/2004 2:00 AM
Favorites Nu-Diamond Star and Rainbow Blue prevailed in their respective $10,000 Rose Red eliminations Friday night (May 14) at Hazel Park Raceway, raced under rainy, sloppy conditions. Nu-Diamond Star was an easy 6 1/2-length winner in her elim, romping to the 1:56 victory under the direction of Ron Marsh. The multiple stakes-winning 3-year-old daughter of Artiscape took the lead past the quar...
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Jr. Mint 3rd in debut

on 05/15/2004 2:00 AM
Jr. Mint, the highly talented but very erratic sophomore star of 2003, made his first start as a 4 year old Friday night (May 14) at Western Fair Raceway in London, Ont., and finished third in a $12,000(C) Preferred Pace. With Greg Wright Jr. driving for trainer and co-owner Jack Darling, Jr. Mint could not down the veteran Michigan-bred and owned Blue Oxfords, handled by Ray MacLean Jr. A rece...
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Fillies star in NJSS

on 05/15/2004 2:00 AM
BJ's Sunset, Artbitration and Earhart Hanover won their respective New Jersey Sire Stakes divisions Friday night (May 14) at the Meadowlands. This was the first sire stakes action in 2004 for the 3-year-old filly pacers. BJ's Sunset, a daughter of No Nukes owned by Brian Nixon and trained by Mark Harder, won her second straight of the year in a lifetime best 1:51.4, defeating Glowing Report by ...
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Court rules against Allen

on 05/15/2004 2:00 AM
Veteran horseman Carl Allen, recovering from injuries suffered in a qualifying spill at the Meadowlands last month, was dealt another blow Friday (May 14) when the Kentucky Court of Appeals upheld a lower court's ruling regarding two positive tests on the 2-year-old colt trottere CR Commando at The Red Mile in 1998. CR Commando won divisions of the Bluegrass Stakes and International Stallion St...
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Breeders meet in Ky.

on 05/15/2004 2:00 AM
Several Kentucky breeders met in Lexington Saturday with USTA president Phil Langley and USTA chairman Russell Williams to discuss ways of improving genetic diversity in the Standardbred horse. Williams chaired the meeting which primarily focused on the merits of limiting stallion books to improve genetic diversity. While in the past limiting stallion books has been regarded as a possible viola...
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This round to Modern Art

on 05/15/2004 2:00 AM
I Am A Fool and Modern Art, the two top-ranked 3-year-old pacing colts going into the 2004 season, squared off in a $25,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes division at the Meadowlands Saturday night and Modern Art won this round in 1:50.2. Driven by David Miller, Modern Art started from post one and controlled the race from the first quarter on. Fractions for the mile were :27.3, :55.2 and 1:23.4. I Am ...
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Major shark attack

on 05/15/2004 2:00 AM
Four Starzzz Shark lowered his lifetime mark by one full second as he paced to a powerful 1:48.1 victory in the $285,000 final of the Graduate Saturday night at the Big M. With Mike Lachance driving, Four Starzzz Shark took the early lead, then turned it over to Life Source for just a brief instant before Lachance reclaimed control. The fractions were :26.1, :53.3 and 1:21.4. "I knew he was ...
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War Paint wins Cutler

on 05/15/2004 2:00 AM
War Paint, a 5-year-old stallion with just 17 lifetime starts under his belt going into the $180,000 Arthur Cutler Memorial, won the race comfortably in 1:53, defeating a field that included $2.6 million winner Fool's Goal. War Paint was bet down to 4-5 because of his six for eight record going into the Cutler. One of his losses came when he broke stride in the Classic at the Meadowlands and fi...
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PASS action at Meadows

on 05/15/2004 2:00 AM
Uncle Vernon was one of five winners of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting colts at The Meadows Saturday night. Uncle Vernon wired his field in 2:00.1 for driver Dave Palone. The colt by Lindy Lane set a world record for a half-mile track at the Delaware County Fair last September. American Jackpot, a son of American Winner who was unraced at two, picked up his third victory i...
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Spirit Of A Shark scores

on 05/15/2004 2:00 AM
Spirit Of A Shark, a 3-year-old colt by Cam's Card Shark, won the first of two divisions of a New Jersey Sire Stakes at the Meadowlands Saturday night. This colt paced in 1:49.4. Spirit Of A Shark won by open lengths for driver George Brennan and trainer Mark Kesmodel. It was his first victory in six starts this season. He had finished third in the Berry's Creek final.
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New mark for 3YO

on 05/14/2004 2:00 AM
Lies The Truth, a half brother to the top stakes-winning filly Juliet's Fate, won an overnight at the Meadowlands in 1:51.1 Thursday night (May 13). Lies The Truth, a gelded son of The Panderosa who had already started seven times this season, won with a :27.3 final quarter for driver George Brennan. The pacer previously sported a record of 1:56.3, taken at Mohawk on April 5. Mark Harder tra...
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Mr. Eero wins first start

on 05/14/2004 2:00 AM
Mr. Eero, the winner of a heat of last year's Kentucky Futurity and the runner-up in the Breeders Crown final, won his first start of 2004 with a 1:55 effort at Mohawk Thursday night. Mr. Eero won despite making a break at the quarter pole and still being about 12 lengths behind in last in the nine-horse field at the half. Mr. Eero had two qualifiers under his girth, which produced wins in 1:58...
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A fun and fast filly?

on 05/14/2004 2:00 AM
Double The Fun, a 3-year-old filly by Grinfromeartoear, overcame a first-over trip to score in 1:54.3 at Mohawk Thursday night. She paced her final quarter in :27.2. It was the first pari-mutuel score for the filly, who made just two starts at two and had only stepped on the track at night once this year. Scott Forbes trains Double The Fun for Perfect World Enterprises.
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New Bolton closed

on 05/14/2004 2:00 AM
An outbreak of salmonella at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center veterinary hospital is reported to have caused an unknown number of animal deaths and has closed the center. The center and its Widener Hospital closed on Monday, May 10, so that appropriate decontamination procedures for the entire facility can be performed. This procedure will take about eight weeks. According ...
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Fool's Goal ready for Cutler

on 05/14/2004 2:00 AM
Two-time Breeders Crown champion Fool's Goal is set and ready to go in the $180,000 Cutler Memorial on Saturday (May 15) at the Meadowlands. "It's looks like a competitive field and he has the outside disadvantage, but he's in good shape right now," said trainer Jim Doherty, noting Fool's Goal's outside eight post. "He trained in 1:57.2 last Sunday (in an official workout at the Meadowlands) an...
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Pikelny back in Columbus

on 05/14/2004 2:00 AM
Phil Pikelny, who was the director of public relations at Scioto Downs in the early 1980s, is returning to Columbus, Ohio, as vice president-director of corporate marketing for The Dispatch Printing Company. Pikelny, 53, will help coordinate marketing for the company's print, television and radio properties. After leaving Scioto Downs, Pikelny worked from 1987 to 1994 as director of marketing, ...
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Art Form fastest soph

on 05/14/2004 2:00 AM
Art Form paced the fastest mile by a sophomore so far in 2004 Wednesday night (May 12) at the Meadowlands, crossing the wire in 1:50.1. He also changed barns after the race, being claimed for $45,000 by Steve Wienek and John Fodera, the latter a co-owner of the top-ranked Luckyisasluckydoes. The son of Artiscape had been trained by Chris Ryder for owners Norm and Gerald Smiley. With two wins i...
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