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Constant Change qualifies

on 05/21/2004 2:00 AM
Constant Change, one of the top pacers on the Chicago circuit, qualified at Maywood Park Wednesday. The 6-year-old son of Cole Muffler has $349,679 in career earnings, with a record of 1:50.2 he took last November at Balmoral Park. "They (trainer Tom Simmons and co-owner wife Benita Simmons) decided to bring the horse to Maywood Wednesday night to qualify him, because of the weather factor," sa...
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Campbell picks up drive

on 05/21/2004 2:00 AM
John Campbell has been named by trainer Mark Ford to drive Brandon's Cowboy in his Provincial Cup elimination at Windsor Raceway Sunday night (May 23). Although Brandon's Cowboy moved from the three slot to the outside nine hole when the three eliminations for the $466,000(C) Provincial Cup had to be re-drawn, Ford and owner Martin Scharf aren't disappointed. Ford turned to Campbell, who someho...
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Hazel mark for Rainbow Blue

on 05/21/2004 2:00 AM
Rainbow Blue went one of the most impressive miles in the 51-year history of Hazel Park Raceway Friday night (May 21), winning the $100,000 Rose Red final in a dazzling 1:51.1, missing the world mark for 3-year-old filly pacers on a five-eighths mile track by only one-fifth of a second. Rainbow Blue's outstanding effort demolished the divisional speed mark at the suburban Detroit track by more ...
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Fillies shine in Miss NJ

on 05/21/2004 2:00 AM
R Burning Desire and Apple Krisp came up winners in their respective $25,000 eliminations for the Miss New Jersey for 3-year-old filly pacers at the Meadowlands Friday night (May 21). George Brennan directed R Burning Desire to a career-best 1:51.1 triumph in the opening split, defeating Female Champs and Economis Clout. Life's Image and Gina Spur also earn a return ticket to the rich final on ...
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Burning Point fires at Mhwk

on 05/21/2004 2:00 AM
Burning Point, last year's Dan Patch-award winning 3-year-old filly, won her third race of 2004 Friday night (May 21) at Mohawk Racetrack, capturing a $48,000(C) Open Pace for mares in 1:52. Jack Moiseyev was in the sulky behind the now 4-year-old daughter of Camluck, easily defeating Artistic Vision, who found a seam between horses in deep stretch for Mario Baillargeon. Lookettepoedunk was thi...
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Upset-minded filly

on 05/20/2004 2:00 AM
For three straight starts Double Creme has had to settle for runner-up honors behind the streaking Rainbow Blue. The two 3-year-old filly pacers hooked up at the Meadowlands in the second leg of the Blossom Series and again in the final, and then drew together in the same Rose Red elimination at Hazel Park last Friday night. In the Rose Red elim the margin was only a half length, a short distan...
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Survivor at the Big M

on 05/20/2004 2:00 AM
Think you are as good a survivor as TV's Survivor winners Richard Hatch, Ethan Zohn or Amber Brkch? The Meadowlands is offering you a chance to be the top survivor--and you don't have to live on a deserted island with 15 strangers, eat unheard of things or try to gain immunity. All you have to do is handicap horses. Outwit, outplay and outlast the competition and you will be named the winner of th...
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Chrebet buys Elian

on 05/20/2004 2:00 AM
For the second year in a row New York Jets wide receiver Wayne Chrebet is making an attempt to find the winner's circle Hambletonian day at the Meadowlands. Last year Chrebet purchased an interest in the filly trotter Delmartha, hoping she could bring him Hambletonian Oaks glory. This year he stepped up to the Hambletonian as Chrebet's Double Down Stables has purchased the colt Southwind Elian fro...
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Gregory wins seven

on 05/20/2004 2:00 AM
Jeff Gregory came within one win of equaling Freehold Raceway's all-time record Wednesday afternoon (May 19) when the 37-year-old driver directed seven winners on the program. Gregory, the 2002 U.S. Harness Writers Assn. Rising Star of the Year, scored his winners with Anastasia Lazer, Call Me Anytime, Tempt Fate, Master Jewel, Rosebuds Aces, Wild Morning Magic and Electric Eeyore. The Free...
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Camelot Hall wins qua.

on 05/20/2004 2:00 AM
While the top-ranked colts Modern Art and I Am A Fool have already begun their sophomore campaign at the Meadowlands, one of their top challengers has been quietly preparing for his debut at Balmoral Park. Sent to trainer Joe Anderson's barn after wintering with Gary Baker in Florida, Camelot Hall won his second straight qualifier at the Chicago track on Wednesday (May 19). With Ryan Anderson d...
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Tuff day for Can. tracks

on 05/20/2004 2:00 AM
Monday (May 17) wasn't a good day for a pair of smaller Canadian racetracks. Early that morning a fire at Assinoboia Downs, a Thoroughbred track near Winnipeg, Manitoba, caused extensive damage to the grandstand. A few hours later two female employees were robbed while counting the opening day receipts from the day before at Charlottedown Driving Park in Prince Edward Island. Published reports ...
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Filly stolen in Ontario

on 05/20/2004 2:00 AM
Standardbred Canada has reported that a 2-year-old filly has been stolen from the Ontario farm of Lema Chapple, the daughter-in-law of the late Bob Chapple, who owned Apaches Fame. Purrfect Fame, a daughter of Apaches Fame-Purrfection, was discovered missing in late April and because of a number of suspicious circumstances, Lema Chapple believes the filly was stolen. The filly is a light bay...
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Slots closer in Pa.

on 05/20/2004 2:00 AM
The Philadelphia News is reporting that a basic agreement has been reached in the legislature on the legalization of slot machines in Pennsylvania, including the addition of the machines at the state's racetracks. According to the report, the tentative agreement calls for slot machines to be permitted at up to 15 locations in the state, including the four tracks: The Meadows, Pocono Downs, Phil...
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30 entered in Prov. Cup

on 05/20/2004 2:00 AM
This year's Provincial Cup at Windsor Raceway had to be re-drawn Thursday afternoon (May 20) after the original version that was selected earlier that morning had to be scrapped when issues arose over common ownership among the three eliminations. Windsor moved its annual Provincial Cup to May this year and the track was rewarded when an overflow entry box of 30 sophomore pacing colts and geldi...
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Duca lowers life mark

on 05/19/2004 2:00 AM
Duca set a lifetime mark Tuesday night (May 18) as several North America Cup eligibles were in action at Mohawk. Duca and driver Jack Moiseyev put in a sparkling effort in pacing to a lifetime mark of 1:52.2. The gelded son of Western Hanover, who is trained by Nat Varty, went to the lead from third after the quarter had been reached in :28. He put in middle panels of :57 and 1:24.2 before comi...
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OSDF sets finals purses

on 05/19/2004 2:00 AM
The Ohio Standardbred Development Fund (OSDF) Committee has set the championship purses for the 4- and 5-year-old events in 2004. At its annual spring meeting, the committee approved a $50,000 purse for the trot championship and a $40,000 purse for the pace championship. The difference in purses was determined by the number of nominations received by Feb. 15, 2004. The trot championship receive...
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Vernon Downs losing money

on 05/19/2004 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs lost more than $2.2 million during the first three months of this year, according to new documents filed with the federal government. The Syracuse Post-Standard made those revelations in a story Tuesday (May 18). The newspaper account continued by saying the track's total losses amount to more than $10 million in the 15 months beginning in January 2003. The documents filed Fri...
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Top colts in NJ Classic elim

on 05/19/2004 2:00 AM
Modern Art will face I Am A Fool again Saturday (May 22) in one of two $25,000 New Jersey Classic eliminations at the Meadowlands. In their first confrontation last week in a New Jersey Sire Stakes at the Meadowlands, Modern Art prevailed with a career best 1:50.2 mile while I Am A Fool finished third. In this Saturday's meeting, Modern Art has drawn post three and I Am A Fool will start fro...
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Back-to-back-to-back

on 05/19/2004 2:00 AM
Mother Nature likely prevented a new overall speed mark being set at the Meadowlands last Saturday night (May 15), as a tremendous thunderstorm forced the cancellation of the final three races of the 13-race program. However, along the way a new record was still able to be established. "I was all set to do my average time for the fastest card and then the heavens opened up," Meadowlands statist...
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Vet seminar during Hambo

on 05/19/2004 2:00 AM
The Hambletonian Society announced today plans to host its fifth annual Continuing Education Seminar for Equine Veterinarians, to be held in conjunction with the 79th Hambletonian Festival of Racing. The Continuing Education Seminar will take place Friday, Aug. 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at a new location: the Sheraton Meadowlands Hotel & Conference Center, adjacent to the Meadowlands Sports...
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