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Handle up in Paris

on 04/13/2004 2:00 AM
Business figures for the recently concluded winter meeting at Hippodrome Paris-Vincennes have been released by general manager Jacques Chartier, and they reveal both good and bad conditions. The 2003/2004 meeting resulted in a three percent increase in the mutuel handle from the previous meeting. The 77-race meet had a handle of $1,629,110,000. The on track betting reached $48,671,000, which shows...
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Olympic Trot field set

on 04/13/2004 2:00 AM
Post positions for the Olympic Trot, Sweden's first international test of the season, has been drawn. Ten trotters will go to the post in the race Saturday, April 17, which is arranged at the Åby track in Gothenburg to raise funds for the Swedish Olympic team. From the rail out, the field and drivers include, Archduke Kemp (Stig H. Johansson), Alesi Om (Giampaolo Minnucci), Steinlager (P.O. Mi...
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The Panderosa's bro' wins

on 04/12/2004 2:00 AM
Rancher Hanover, a full brother to 1999 Meadowlands Pace winner The Panderosa, won his first lifetime start Sunday night (April 11) at Flamboro Downs. The 3-year-old son of Western Hanover-Daisy Harbor won a conditioned event by three lengths in 1:58.2. Purchased for $90,000 as a yearling by John Grant, Rancher Hanover made two starts last year in December, finishing sixth and seventh at Woodbi...
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Lucky wins fifth straight

on 04/11/2004 2:00 AM
Luckyisasluckydoes won his second major stakes event in six weeks Saturday night (April 10), capturing the $200,000 Dan Patch Invitational at Hoosier Park. On Feb. 28, Luckyisasluckydoes was victorious in the $162,000 Isle of Capri final at Pompano Park. After an early shuffling for the lead resulted in a :26.2 opening quarter, Mike Saftic moved Luckyisasluckydoes to the front, reaching the hal...
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Jetting to Strada win

on 04/11/2004 2:00 AM
Jet Lag N showed off his patented come-from-behind style of racing Saturday night (April 10) at the Meadowlands, outclosing a classy field of mares in the $75,000 Thomas Strada Memorial to win in 1:50. Driven by Cat Manzi, Jet Lag N rolled down the stretch to rush past Carolina Sunshine (Brian Sears), Bunny Lake (John Campbell) and Burning Point (George Brennan), those three finishing in that o...
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Robert Suslow winners

on 04/11/2004 2:00 AM
Skydancer Hanover came up the pylons to win the opening $22,500 division of the first leg of the Robert Suslow Series at the Meadowlands Saturday night (April 10), pacing to a life-time best 1:53. Brandon's Cowboy also set a new lifetime mark of 1:52.1 in capturing the second Suslow division. Driver Mike Lachance found room along the inside with Skydancer Hanover and he urged the 3-year-old son...
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Camcracker wins at Mohawk

on 04/11/2004 2:00 AM
Camcracker scored a 1:51.4 victory in the $55,000 second leg of the Spring Pacing Championship Series Saturday night (April 10) at Mohawk Racetrack. Driven by Mario Baillargeon, Camcracker edged Royal Mattjesty (Randy Waples) by a neck, with Wolfdancer Mindale (Steve Condren) third. Aubrey Friedman and Brian Nixon own the winning 8-year-old son of Cambest. He is trained by Mark Harder who, that...
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Duca edges Ponder

on 04/10/2004 2:00 AM
Duca, a Western Hanover brother to Jenna's Beach Boy, edged Ponder, a colt sired by The Panderosa, in a leg of the Youthful Pacing Series at Mohawk Friday night. Duca hit the wire in 1:52.4. Duca and Ponder took turns on the lead throughout the race. Ponder held the advantage at the top of the homestretch, but Duca forged to the front for a three-quarter length victory. Duca, with two starts un...
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Three in a row at Big M

on 04/10/2004 2:00 AM
Hez Striking, a 5-year-old gelded son of the sire Striking Sahbra, won his third race in a row at the Meadowlands Friday night. This time he turned in his second 1:53.3 mile as well. Hez Striking has been a little lucky in getting his wins. His second victory was by a nose and the most recent one was by only a neck margin. Brett Pelling trains Hez Striking, who was an Ohio Sire Stakes champi...
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Series action at Big M

on 04/10/2004 2:00 AM
Roby Roy Mattgregor and Dream Believer were the winners in the first lleg of the Fox Sports Net Series for 3 and 4 year olds at the Meadowlands Friday night. Rob Roy Mattgregor, a 4-year-old by Matt's Scooter, won by 2 1/4 lengths over Our First Falcon N in 1:50.4. Dream Believer, sired by Dream Away, earned his win by just a nose margin over Dream Rocket. The time of that mile was 1:51.2.
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Stars in Q races

on 04/10/2004 2:00 AM
Established stars Gallo Blue Chip, Four Starzzz Shark, E Dee's Cam and Stroke Play competed in qualifying races at the Meadowlands Friday morning. Gallo Blue Chip won his race in 1:52.4 and E Dee's Cam scored in 1:56.2. Four Starzzz Shark finished second behind Boulder Creek in 1:53.2. Stroke Play, last year's Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Filly Trot champion, finished seven against older horses...
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All-time mark at Maywood

on 04/10/2004 2:00 AM
Michael's Western made Maywood Park history when he paced the fastest mile ever in the half-mile track's 58-year history with a 1:51 clocking in Friday night's $22,000 Free For All Pace. Ryan Anderson drove Michael's Western. The record mile came in the 5-year-old gelding's very first start in the Joe Anderson Stable and for his new California owners Gordon Eyraud, Gayner Palmer and Errol Murph...
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Casinos, tracks near deal

on 04/06/2004 2:00 AM
The Press Of Atlantic City is reporting that the New Jersey casinos and the horse racing industry are close to an agreement that would add $86 million to purses over the next four years. Dennis Gomes, president of the New Jersey Casino Association, said he would present details of a potential agreement to association members at today's (April 6) monthly meeting. "Once we discuss it, we'll hopef...
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Dubois in Kentucky

on 04/06/2004 2:00 AM
The famous French horseman Jean Pierre Dubois was at The Red Mile in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday and drove two horses in qualifiers at the track. He finished third with Flight Dream, a 3-year-old by Fill V out of the American Winner mare Fortuna Dream, in a race won by Delmartha in 2:00. Fill V is by Valley Victory while Fortuna Dream is a daughter of $625,887 winner Crown Starlet. Dubois finish...
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Precious Beauty back home

on 04/06/2004 2:00 AM
Precious Beauty p, 2, 1:53.3, a winner of a Kentucky Standardbred Sales Company Stakes at Indiana Downs last summer, won a qualifier at The Red Mile Tuesday morning. With Steve Wallter driving for owner Jim Avritt, Precious Beauty turned in a 1:58.2 effort over the red clay oval. The daughter of Jate Lobell had started in two previous qualifiers at the Meadowlands in March, but Avritt decided t...
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Deaths linked to Garden State

on 04/06/2004 2:00 AM
A rash of deaths among people linked to the former Garden State Park has two New Jersey senators seeking a probe as to whether the cause could have been the result of eating mad cow-tainted meat. According to an Associated Press story, the deceased all succumbed to the brain-destroying disorder Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. New Jersey Senators Frank R. Lautenberg and Jon S. Corzine requested "an i...
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Swingin Glory in 1:51.2

on 04/04/2004 1:00 AM
Two overnight races fetured at Hoosier Park on Saturday night showcased potential starters for the track's big Dan Patch Invitational Pace, set for April 10. Swingin Glory, a 10-yer-old gelding by Raging Glory, the sire of the famed millionaire Red Bow Tie, won an invitational with a 1:51.2 victory by 2 3/4 lengths. His easy victory over Life Sizzles, Foxy Maneuver and Sharky Spur came thanks to ...
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Midnight Jewel scores

on 04/04/2004 1:00 AM
Midnight Jewel, the winningest horse in North America last year, posted her fifth victory of the season when she scored at Hoosier Park Saturday night. The 7-year-old mare took the lead from the 7-year-old gelding Handyman Hank early in the race and then powered on to the win in 1:53.4. Midnight Jewel won 25 of her 43 starts last season. This year she has now won five of 11.
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Sizzling 1:49.4 mile

on 04/04/2004 1:00 AM
Life Source took the lead at the half and pulled away to a 1:49.4 victory in the $40,000 Open Pace Saturday night at the Meadowlands. With Cat Manzi at the lines, Life Source flew home in :26.4 to hold off the late challenge of Whosurboy for a two-length score. Life Source is trained and owned by Rich Banca. The horse surpassed $900,000 in earnings in his 28th career win. The 7-year-old ge...
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Campbell winless again

on 04/04/2004 1:00 AM
Hall of Famer John Campbell drove in six races at the Meadowlands but like the night before, he was winless. Campbell compiled one second, two thirds, two fourths and a sixth in his six drives. Campbell drove in his first races since December on Friday night. His layoff came because of an injury suffered last March, which healed sufficiently for him to return to work last June. However, more reha...
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