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Fool's Goal scratched

on 04/19/2004 2:00 AM
Fool's Goal was scratched from his division of the Classic leg for older male trotters, and Y Chance It took advantage of his absence to win easily in 1:53.4. Y Chance It, a winner of six of seven starts this year going into the Classic leg, was the betting favorite with the millionaire Fool's Goal on the sidelines. JM Vangogh finished second while Center Field took third after a first-over jou...
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Theater Production strong

on 04/18/2004 2:00 AM
Theater Production gave a five-star performance in the first of two $20,000 divisions of the first leg of the Father Foley Series at the Meadowlands Sunday afternoon (April 18). With David Miller driving, Theater Production sat a perfect trip before drawing clear to a 1:55 victory. Theater Production, a 5-year-old son of Movie Mogul, trotted away from his rivals, crossing the wire 3 1/4 lengths...
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Flashy Baron scores

on 04/17/2004 2:00 AM
Flashy Baron, the betting favorite, prevailed by a neck over Magical GG in the $67,800 Youthful Pacing Series final at Mohawk Racetrack Friday night. Flashy Baron, a 3-year-old colt sired by Rambaran, hit the wire first in 1:51.4. Flashy Baron has now won three of four starts this year after a brief 2-year-old season in which he won one of his four starts and took a mark of 1:55.4 at Mohawk. ...
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Series leg at Big M

on 04/17/2004 2:00 AM
Dream Rocket and Rob Roy Mattgregor turned in slim wins in the Fox Sports Net Series at the Meadowlands Friday night. The series is for 4 year olds. Dream Rocket held on to win a three-horse photo in 1:52.3. John Campbell drove the winner to the slim victory over Mighty Mike Morgan. Dream Believer got up for third. Dream Rocke picked up his fourth win with four seconds and a third in 15 star...
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Modern Art in Q

on 04/17/2004 2:00 AM
Modern Arrt started in a qualifying race at the Meadowlands Friday morning and trainer Joe Holloway and driver David Miller made sure it was an easy effort for the highly-regarded 3-year-old pacing colt. He paced the mile in 1:55.4 after cutting the pace to the half himself in a leisurely :59.3. Miller and Modern Art cut the pace fdor the entire mile, reaching the first quarter in :28.4, then t...
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Always Cam third

on 04/17/2004 2:00 AM
Instead of tangling with her nemesis Eternal Camnation in the first leg of the Classic Series at Dover Downs Monday, Always Cam was continuing to tune up for the season by racing at her home track of The Meadows. Making her first pari-mutuel start of the season, Always Cam finished third in a 1:53 mile won by Almahurst Razzle. Always Cam paced her own mile in 1:54.1 after a couple of qualifiers...
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New mark for Kash

on 04/17/2004 2:00 AM
Last yer's Ohio Sire Stakes champion O'Cala Kash took a mew lifetime mark of 1:56 at The Meadows Friday when she won an Open Trot for fillies and mares. With Dave Palone driving, the 4-year-old O'Cala Kash eked out a neck victory over the 5-year-old Sack Cloth. O'Cala Kash won 12 of 17 starts last season fro trainer Scott Cox.
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Rosecroft loses signals

on 04/17/2004 2:00 AM
According to The Blood-Horse, Rosecroft Raceway will not be permitted to offer simulcast wagering of Thoroughbred races effective April 19, according to a statement released Friday evening jointly by the Maryland Jockey Club, the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Assoc. and the Maryland Horse Breeders' Association. Also on April 19, Pimlico and Laurel Park will no longer be open after 6:15 p.m. ...
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Brandon's Cowboy scores

on 04/17/2004 2:00 AM
Brandon’s Cowboy set himself up for a sweep of the Robert J. Suslow Series at the Meadowlands with a 1:51.2 victory in the second leg Saturday night. His chief rival figures to be Whodunit, who also won a Suslow split Saturday in 1:52.3. Last week Brandon’s Cowboy moved to the front of the field early in his victory, but this week he faced faster fractions --:27.1, :55.1 and 1:24--...
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Wolfdancer wins final

on 04/17/2004 2:00 AM
Wolfdancer Mindale pulled the upset in the $117,500 (C) final of the Spring Pacing Championship at Mohawk Saturday night, scoring in a career effort of 1:50.2. With Steve Condren in the bike, the 4-year-old Western Hanover stallion sat sixth while race favorite Royal Mattjesty (Randy Waples) led the field into the stretch off fractions of :26.2, :53.4 and 1:22.1. But Royal Mattjesty didn’...
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Articulator turns tables

on 04/17/2004 2:00 AM
Articulator turned the tables on Sagebrush and captured Saturday night’s $40,000 Open Pace at the Meadowlands in a lifetime best 1:50. Articulator finished fourth to Sagebrush in the final of the Four Leaf Clover Series a month ago at the Meadowlands. Since that race Articulator has continued racing, winning two and placing second in another. Sagebrush has had the month off. When the two ...
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Rainbow Blue in Blossom

on 04/16/2004 2:00 AM
Rainbow Blue is one week away from likely finding the pot of gold at the end of the Blossom Series after strolling to her sixth straight victory Thursday night (April 15). With Ron Pierce driving, Rainbow Blue cruised to a lifetime-best 1:51.4 win in the $22,500 Blossom Series prelim at the Meadowlands. A large field of 12 three-year-old fillies went behind the gate, with Pierce moving Rainbow ...
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En Fuego catches fire

on 04/15/2004 2:00 AM
With five wins in 18 career starts and $33,709 in earnings the 3-year-old colt pacer En Fuego hasn’t exactly burned up the track. In February the son of The Panderosa had a win and a second in the opening rounds of the Junior Trendsetter Series at the Meadowlands before making a break and finishing last in the final. On Wednesday night (April 14) at the Big M, En Fuego caught much easier com...
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Scarlet Knight wins

on 04/15/2004 2:00 AM
Scarlet Knight was victorious Wednesday night (April 14) at Solvalla, the second straight winner’s circle trip in 2004 for the 2001 Hambletonian winner. With trainer-driver-owner Stefan Melander, Scarlet Knight won in 1:56, following up his victory two weeks ago in 1:54.3 over the same Solvalla track. Melander is aiming Scarlet Knight for the prestigious Elitlopp, to be raced at the end o...
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Classic Series drawn

on 04/15/2004 2:00 AM
The opening leg of this year's Classic Series will be at Dover Downs Monday, April 19. The draw for post positions was held Wednesday (April 14) and the Pacing Classic and Classic Distaff will each go in one $85,000 division, while the Classic Trot and Classic Oaks were each divided into two $65,000 splits. Here are the draws for the Classic Series events: Classic Oaks 1. Stroke Play 2. A...
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Congo Queen breaks maiden

on 04/15/2004 2:00 AM
Congo Queen, who finished seventh in last year’s Breeders Crown final for 2-year-old filly trotters behind Forever Starlet after finishing third in her elim, made her 2004 debut Wednesday night (April 14) at Cal-Expo. The daughter of Muscles Yankee won her first career race in the maiden event, holding game to win in 2:04. Richard Wojcio drove Congo Queen to the victory for owners Harvey ...
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Numeric Hanover qualifies

on 04/14/2004 2:00 AM
Jugette and Nadia Lobell winner Numeric Hanover made her first appearance as a 4 year old Tuesday (April 13) at Mohawk Racetrack, winning a qualifier over a “sloppy” track in 2:00.2. Keith Oliver drove the daughter of Real Artist, who won 11 of 29 starts and $370,792 in 2003, to the victory. Numeric Hanover, owned by Detroiters John Deters and Harold Shelton Jr.’s 2 Titans Rac...
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Worldly Beauty retired

on 04/14/2004 2:00 AM
Two-time divisional champion Worldly Beauty has been retired from racing after winning 21 of 45 career starts and $1.9 million. Now five, she made nine starts in 2004, with three second-place finishes. Voted the 2001 Two-Year-Old Filly Pacer of the Year and the 2002 Three-Year-Old Filly Pacer of the Year, Worldly Beauty's last victory came on June 20, 2003, when she won the $200,000 Lady Libert...
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Pitcher trains winner

on 04/13/2004 2:00 AM
Dan Plesac has turned his lifelong dream into reality. The one-time all-star Major League Baseball relief pitcher won his first major harness race after retiring from 18 seasons of playing professional baseball. The recently retired Plesac, a youthful 42, saw his filly Holistic Hanover pace to victory in the first race at Maywood Park Monday night in a wire-to-wire effort. It was only the secon...
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No slots in Maryland

on 04/13/2004 2:00 AM
Just a few hours before the end of the 2004 legislative session Monday, Maryland lawmakers killed Gov. Robert Ehrlich's slot machines proposal for the second consecutive year. Ehrlich's effort to legalize slot machines at racetracks died in the House Ways and Means Committee, which kept the legislation from reaching a full vote in the House of Delegates chamber. Committee members voted 21-0 to ...
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