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Hawk, Tharps back driving

on 03/28/2004 7:00 PM
Drivers Dave Hawk and Randy Tharps, who were barred from racing at Northfield Park in late January and were not welcome at other tracks, finally got back in the sulky for pari-mutuel action at Raceway Park this past weekend. Hawk and Tharps both competed on the opening card of the 2004 meet at Raceway Park on Saturday night. Hawk finished third in his first drive since Jan. 28 and then won his ...
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Cammie qualifies

on 03/27/2004 7:00 PM
Eternal Camnation, the richest pacing mare of all-time, qualified at Hoosier Park Saturday (March 27), winning easily in 1:56.3 with Jay Cross in the bike. "Cammie" heads into the 2004 season with $3,385,398 in earnings. Named the Dan Patch Award winner as the leading older pacing mare last year, she finished out the campaign with a nine-race win streak. Her last start and victory came on Nov. ...
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Holliday suspended

on 03/27/2004 7:00 PM
The already-depleted driver colony at Northfield Park has lost another of its reinsmen for the next 45 days. Ken Holliday has received a 45-day suspension from driving, one-year suspension from training, and a $7,000 fine for an elevated TCO2 test on Funtime Buddy Boy last December. Earlier this year the track ruled off its grounds leading drivers Jim Pantaleano, Randy Tharps and Dave Hawk.
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Su Mac Lad continues

on 03/27/2004 7:00 PM
HP Paque made it two straight wins in the first division of the second round of the Su Mac Lad Series at the Meadowlands Sunday afternoon (March 27), while Fool's Goal rebounded from a subpar effort to win the second split. The first $50,000 division turned into a virtual match race as HP Paque and Windylane Hanover drew away from the field down the stretch. HP Paque and trainer-driver Trond Sm...
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King sweeps series

on 03/26/2004 7:00 PM
Four Starzzz King set a stakes record of 1:51 and completed a sweep of the Matt's Scooter Series. He turned ina 3 1/4-length effort to defeat the previously unbeaten Western Prince, who suffered from a tougher trip that included interference. Four Starzzz King posted his fifth win in seven starts this year for Jeff Cohen and Mike Sudaley's FS Starzzzz Stables. Their 3-year-old colt by The Pand...
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Hustlin Rustler Scores

on 03/26/2004 7:00 PM
Hustlin Rustler captured the $124,500 ( C ) final of the Cam Fella Series at Woodbine Saturday night (March 27) in 1:51.1 while race favorite So Lucky Hanover was not a factor in the race. Driven by Mike Safitc, Hustlin Rustler needed only a :28.1 final panel to come from off the pace and score a 1 3/4-length victory over Diamond Edition and Paul Macdonell. Domination and Steve Condren were thi...
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Ain't No Stopn Us scores

on 03/25/2004 7:00 PM
Ain't No Stopn Us, who sold as a yearling for $265,000, won an overnight at the Meadowlands Thursday night in 1:54.2. The 3-year-old colt is by Western Hanover and is out of the Big Towner mare Ain't No Stopn Me, a $300,000 winner who has already produced Cheyenne Rei, a winner of $700,000-plus. Ain't No Stopn Us was bred by the Roll The Dice Stable, the breeding operation of Delaware attorney ...
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Filly gets her first win

on 03/25/2004 7:00 PM
Sweet Sakra Sue scored her first career victory in her 13th try Thursday night at the Meadowlands. The 3-year-old filly by Pacific Fella drifted out in the stretch but held on for a two-length victory in 1:54.3. Sweet Sakra Sue, owned and bred by Irving and Judith Levit and trained and driven by Carlo Poliseno, made seven starts at age two.
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San Pellegrino back training

on 03/25/2004 7:00 PM
San Pellegrino, now 8 years old, is back in training at Jimmy Takter's farm in New Jersey. San Pellegrino had been standing at stud in Ontario for the past four years. Takter told Bob Heyden of the Meadowlands that the horse has trained down to 2:09. San Pellegrino finished second to CR Commando in the 1998 Breeders Crown and at age three was second in the Dexter Cup and the Yonkers Trot. "S...
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Scarlet Knight to race

on 03/25/2004 7:00 PM
Scarlet Knight, whose first foal was born recently, will make his 2004 racing debut Wednesday (March 31) at the Solvalla racetrack in Stockholm, Sweden. As usual, he will be driven by his trainer, Stefan Melander. Scarlet Knight, the 2001 Hambletonian winner, became a father when Mint Lady, a daughter of Lindy's Crown-Bocamint, by Doublemint, delivered a filly.
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Ones to watch?

on 03/25/2004 7:00 PM
Two green 3 year olds won qualifying races at Pompano Park Friday morning. Beissinger Hanover, a son of the world champions Self Possessed and Beat The Wheel, won his race in 2:01. Foreign Authority, also by Self Possessed, won in 2:02.1. Beissinger Hanover is trained by Ron Gurfein. He made four starts last year, all at The Red Mile, but failed to win. Foreign Authority, trained by Jerry Silv...
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A blazing Bunny Lake

on 03/25/2004 7:00 PM
Bunny Lake the 2002 Horse of the Year, blazed through a qualifying race at the Meadowlands in 1:52 Friday morning, winning by 21 1/2 lengths! The mare was on top by 8 1/4 at the first quarter, then stretched her lead to 12 3/4 at the half and 18 1/4 at the three-quarter mark before motoring home in :27.2. John Stark Jr., the mare's trainer, also drove her in the qualifier. Other qualifying race...
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Sunshine in Overbid

on 03/25/2004 7:00 PM
Carolina Sunshine turned the table on Burning Point in the $112,650 Overbid final at the Meadowlands Friday night. Carolina Sunshine, who had finished second and third behind Burning Point in two legs of the Overbid, sat behind her foe in the final and then tipped out in the homestretch and paced home to a 1:51 victory. Carolina Sunshine set a stakes record with her clocking, which put her one ...
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JC to resume on April 2

on 03/25/2004 7:00 PM
John Campbell, the sport's all-time leading money winner, plans to resume driving at the Meadowlands on Friday night, April 2. "I'm feeling good," Campbell said after driving in four of the 10 qualifying races on Friday morning (March 26) at the Meadowlands. "I'm planning on racing next Friday night. I've been cleared by the doctor. It's (his right elbow) is not bothering me now." Campbel...
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Gate malfunctions at Fhld

on 03/24/2004 7:00 PM
The ninth race at Freehold Raceway Wednesday afternoon (March 24) was declared a "no contest" due to a malfunction of the starting gate. The wings of the gate failed to close, preventing several horses to get a fair start. The stewards decided to call the race a "no contest" and refund all wagers. Pick 3 and Pick 4 wagers were able to be paid off using an "all" combination in the cancelled nint...
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Buffalo slots booming

on 03/24/2004 7:00 PM
The Buffalo News is reporting in Thursday's (March 25) paper that the new electronic gaming machines at Fairgrounds Gaming & Raceway (Buffalo Raceway) turned a profit of nearly $1 million after only six days of operation. The site opened its gaming room--with its 996 machines--on March 17 and averaged 6,000-7,000 persons per day. Through the close of business Monday (March 22), gross receipts t...
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WTO rules on Internet

on 03/24/2004 7:00 PM
A decision by the World Trade Organization (WTO) could open the door for the legalization of offshore Internet gaming in the United States. The Caribbean nations of Antigua and Barbuda brought the case to the WTO, claiming that U.S. restrictions on Internet gambling violated trade commitments the U.S. made as a member of the WTO. The WTO agreed with Antigua and Barbuda in their arguments that t...
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Sweet win in Jersey Girls

on 03/24/2004 7:00 PM
Sweet On Art closed from far back at the top of the stretch to win the $67,800 Jersey Girls Series final at the Meadowlands Wednesday night (March 24). Sent off at odds of 28-1, Sweet On Art paced to a new lifetime mark of 1:52.4 for driver Ray Schnittker, defeating Stormies Girl and Four Starzzz Hope. Paul Doherty of the Shnittker Stable trains the 4-year-old daughter of Artsplace for owner-br...
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Big M Debuts Pick 6

on 03/24/2004 7:00 PM
The Meadowlands unveiled its new Pick-6 wager Wednesday night (March 24) and with no favorites winning any of the designated races, its no suprise that 4 of 6 winners took home a consolation payoff and that there is a carryover of more than $40,000 for next Wednesday's (March 31) Pick 6. David Miller and Mike Lachance split equally the six winners in the Pick-6 contests. What was surprising is ...
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Loewe leaves Pompano

on 03/24/2004 7:00 PM
Mark Loewe, senior director of operations/racing at Pompano Park, has left that position as a result of a company reorganization. A press release issued by Pompano Park stated, "The staff and managment at Pompano Park thanks Mark for his honest and energetic efforts over the past 14 years in a variety of capacities at the racetrack, and wish him the best as he moves on to new challenges." Lo...
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