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Modern Art strong in qualie

on 04/24/2004 2:00 AM
Despite a brisk headwind down the Meadowlands backstretch, top sophomore pacing colt Modern Art posted an impressive 1:53.1 clocking, winning by more than a dozen lengths. With David Miller driving, Modern Art set fractions of :28, :57.4 and 1:26.3 (racing into the strong winds) before coming home in :26.3 with the wind at his back. "I told Joe (trainer Joe Holloway) that the time was like a 1:...
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Metropolitan wins qualifier

on 04/24/2004 2:00 AM
Pennsylvania Sire Stakes champion Metropolitan made his first appearance of 2004 Saturday morning (April 24) in a qualifier at the Meadowlands. John Campbell maneuvered the sophomore son of The Panderosa off the pylons in midstretch and in the four path got up in the final strides to win in 1:56.4, pacing a final quarter in :27 flat. Times in the opening three-quarters were stymied a bit by a s...
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A Rainbow in Blossom

on 04/24/2004 2:00 AM
Rainbow Blue rolled to her seventh straight win and a stakes record of 1:52 in the $73,760 Blossom, the first of three stakes finals on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Driver Ron Pierce settled Rainbow Blue fifth in the first turn as Heather's Gambit led the field to the opening quarter. Despite a brisk wind blowing in the face of the horse's in the backstretch, Double Crème made a move ...
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Brandon's Cowboy wins

on 04/24/2004 2:00 AM
In the $76,750 Robert J. Suslow Final,Brandon's Cowboy won with authority in 1:51.1 despite starting from post 10. "He's a great colt," said the colt's driver, Daniel Dube. "He feels so strong and at the top of the stretch he gave me what I needed. And he won easy. He can win every way you want." Brandon's Cowboy is owned by Martin Scharf, who owns Gallo Blue Chip. The 3-year-old son of T...
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The Shark is back

on 04/24/2004 2:00 AM
Four Starzzz Shark made his first start of 2004 a winning one. The $1.7 million winner turned in a :25.4 final quarter to win in 1:50.3 over Articulator and Boulder Creek. Four Starzzz Shark had won an April 16 qualifier at the Meadowlands by 18 3/4 lengths in 1:51.4.
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A Dream horse

on 04/24/2004 2:00 AM
Dream Believer gave owner Israel Galarza and trainer Kelly Stackowicz their biggest wins ever when he won the $46,300 Fox Sports Net final. Daniel Dube drove the winner and also picked up his second series final victory of the night, also scoring with Brandon's Cowboy. Dream Believer came third over and flew home to best Rob Roy Mattgregorby a neck in 1:51.1. "We needed luck tonight," said D...
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King preps for Creek

on 04/24/2004 2:00 AM
Four Starzzz King won a prep for the Berry's Creek in his first start since capturing the Matt's Scooter final. he paced home in :27.2 for a 1:51.4 mile. Nineteenth Hole, an Illinois-based colt who finished third in an elimination for hte Breeders Crown last year, finished second while Squaw's Fella was third and Mantacular took fourth. four Starzzz King now has six wins in eight starts this...
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Flower Child to Indiancamp PA

on 04/23/2004 2:00 AM
Indiancamp PA pulled away in the stretch and romped to a 2:00 victory in the Flower Child Series final at Freehold Raceway Thursday afternoon (April 22) for driver Cat Manzi. The 4-year-old Classic Adam gelding overtook the pace-setting Sapphire Sue (George Brennan) at the three-quarter pole and steadily pulled away from the field. At the wire he was 5 3/4 lengths ahead of Touchstone (Jim Maroh...
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EPO testing in Indiana

on 04/22/2004 2:00 AM
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) voted unanimously Wednesday (April 21) to begin testing for the anti-body erythropoietin (EPO) at Hoosier Park and Indiana Downs. Testing under the new rules for the drug will begin in the near future. Indiana becomes the first state in the Midwest to test for the EPO antibody. EPO is used in the treatment of anemia in humans, stimulating the produc...
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HP Paque likely Lotteria fave

on 04/22/2004 2:00 AM
With the Elitlopp in Sweden the last weekend of May the main target event, HP Paque, who went past the $1 million mark in career earnings when he completed his sweep of the Su Mac Lad Series at the Meadowlands April 4, will be on a European-bound airplane Sunday (April 25). The first stop for the 7-year-old trotter owned by Timo H. Yli Panula is Rome, Italy, where he will stay until competing i...
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Hawk faces life suspension

on 04/22/2004 2:00 AM
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has reported that the Ohio Racing Commission has sent driver Dave Hawk a letter that he is going to be suspended for life and fined $10,000 for "intentionally driving a horse in a manner to finish out of the money." Hawk, along with peers Jim Pantaleano and Randy Tharps, were asked by Northfield Park management to leave the grounds following a race on Jan. 14 that pro...
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Colt trains at Spring Garden

on 04/22/2004 2:00 AM
We're at the time of the year when word of a horse training extremely well filters through backstretches across the continent. Sometimes the tale is accurate, but sometimes the story is complete fiction. The late horseman Brian Pinske used to tell The Horseman he would purposely exaggerate the times of some of his young horses just to throw a jitter among his peers. So when word came to The Hor...
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Robinson to sit 27 months

on 04/21/2004 2:00 AM
Trainer Bill Robinson has reached a settlement agreement with the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) that will keep the 57-year-old conditioner away from the track until July of 2006. Robinson agreed to serve suspensions totaling 27 months and pay fines of $125,000(C) after withdrawing all appeals and applications for judicial review related to several ORC rulings against him. Most recently, Robin...
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NY VGMs= $19 million

on 04/21/2004 2:00 AM
The New York State lottery director said Tuesday (April 20) that video gaming machines (VGMs) at the three racetracks that introduced them earlier this year have already generated nearly $19 million for the state treasury. Saratoga Harness was the first to open its 1,323 VGM parlor on Jan. 28, followed by Finger Lakes Thoroughbred track and then Buffalo Raceway. "That's a significant amount of ...
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Northern J heads to Canada

on 04/21/2004 2:00 AM
Indiana Sire Stakes champion Northern J has a new home north of the border. The four-year-old gelded son of The Wrath Of Pan has been sold to long-time owner Ira Kristel for $150,000 and shipped to Canada. The sale was completed Saturday, April 17, one week after an impressive 1:51.3 score at Balmoral Park. According to Carl Hipsher, who owned Northern J with his wife, Karen, and partner Bruce ...
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Numeric edges Jr. Mint

on 04/21/2004 2:00 AM
One week after posting a winning qualifying effort at Mohawk Racetrack, Numeric Hanover won her second straight qualifier Wednesday morning (April 21), this time at Windsor Raceway under windy weather conditions. The 2003 Jugette and Nadia Lobell winner had her work cut out for her as she was able to put her nose in front in the final stride to edge Jr. Mint, one of last year’s leading sopho...
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Pedigree rich at Mohawk

on 04/20/2004 2:00 AM
The third race at Mohawk Racetrack Monday night (April 20) was loaded with siblings to some of the sport's all-time stars. Brothers to Sir Luck and Eternal Camnation finished one-two in the $15,000 conditioned event, while a brother to The Panderosa was fourth. Great Expense, a Rustler Hanover half-brother to Sir Luck, won by 5 3/4 lengths in 1:57.3 for driver Mike Saftic, trainer Bill Budd and...
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Top sophs qualify at Mea.

on 04/20/2004 2:00 AM
American Mike romped to a 15 1/2-length win in a qualifier at The Meadows Tuesday (April 20), crossing the wire in 1:58.1, just three-fifths of a second off his career best. The 3-year-old son of American Winner was 7 1/2 lengths behind at the :59.4 half before sizzling an individual final four furlongs in :56.4. American Mike had won two qualifiers earlier this month, but in his second victory ma...
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Bill Augenstein dies

on 04/19/2004 2:00 AM
Bill Augenstein, who owned triple-millionaire trotter Magician, died suddenly Sunday (April 18). He was 51. Mr. Augenstein was the owner and president of Royal Pet Supplies and lived in Plainview, N.Y. With earnings of $3.5 million, Magician ranks in the top 10 all-time among trotters. He was voted the 2000 Older Trotter of the Year by members of the U.S. Harness Writers Association, a year ...
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Ky./Ind. signal dispute

on 04/19/2004 2:00 AM
Efforts by the Indiana HBPA to get Kentucky Thoroughbred signals exported to Indiana Downs' Clarksville satellite wagering facility have been denied by their Kentucky counterparts. The Kentucky HBPA Board of Directors met Thursday, April 15 and voted unanimously to reject a recent proposal submitted by the Indiana HBPA. Indiana Downs opened the Clarksville OTB, located across the river fro...
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