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NJSS for 2yo filly pacers

on 08/08/2003 8:00 PM
San Sophia, an Artsplace filly, and Allamerican Raquel, a daughter of Life Sign, won two New Jersey Sire Stakes divisions for 3-year-old filly pacers Friday (Aug. 8) at Freehold Raceway. San Sophia won her race in 1:54.4 for driver Luc Ouellete and trainer Bill Robinson. The 4-5 betting favorite Shake Away faded and finished third. Allamerican Raquel, trained by Jeff Stafford and driven by G...
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Whatanartist ready to win?

on 08/07/2003 8:00 PM
Trainer Jim Campbell says Whatanartist, the fastest 3-year-old pacing colt this season with a mark of 1:49, is ready for the Adios despite a tired fifth-place finish in last Saturday’s Holmes at the Meadowlands. “He came out of the race (Holmes) in good shape,” said Campbell of Whatanartist. “That kind of racing (on the front end, the trip the colt got in the Holmes) wor...
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Arden Downs at Meadows

on 08/07/2003 8:00 PM
Artbitration, a 2-year-old daughter of Artiscape, was an 11-1 upset winner in the fastest of five Arden Downs divisions at The Meadows Tuesday night (Aug. 5). With Pat Berry driving for trainer Norm Parker, Artbitration got up in the final strides to edge Front Page News and odds-on choice Kerosene Artist in a career-best 1:54.4. Other filly pace winners were: Ice Scupture (Brian Sears, 1:56...
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Darling says he's ready

on 08/07/2003 8:00 PM
Coming off a strong third-place effort against older horses at Woodbine Racetrack last Saturday (Aug. 2), trainer Jack Darling believes Jr. Mint, earlier this year ranked as the top Standardbred, is ready to take on some of the continent’s best 3-year-old pacers in the Adios Saturday (Aug. 9) at The Meadows. Jr. Mint was beaten a length to Not Demott in the 1:49.1 conditioned contest, pac...
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LA Gold in Windsor

on 08/07/2003 8:00 PM
Los Angeles captured her first $130,000 Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Gold Series Final at Windsor Raceway on Wednesday night (Aug. 6), hitting the wire one-fifth-of-a-second shy of the two-year-old pacing filly track record shared by OSS superstars Odies Fame and Precious Delight. Driver Chris Christoforou piloted Los Angeles (Camluck—Witchtree) to a two-length victory in a very impressive...
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Zweig Draws Two Divisions

on 08/07/2003 8:00 PM
The Dr. Harry Zweig Memorial Trot, raced for the first time at Rockingham Park this year, drew two divisions on Saturday, Aug. 9, with program's first post at 1:05 p.m. Carl and Rod Allen, who have had great success in the race in recent years with winners CR Kinetic, CR Navigator and CR Renegade, will send out three starters: Holy Guacamolie, Vrahos and CR Audacious. In the $131,037 first d...
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Croghan hopes for calamity

on 08/07/2003 8:00 PM
If Calamatty Jane can earn a check in her $52,119 division of the Adioo Volo for 3-year-old filly pacers at The Meadows Friday night (Aug. 8), she will become the sixth son or daughter out of the dam Jazzie Almahurst to bank more than $100,000. Drawing into what is arguably to be the easiest of three divisions, Calamatty Jane will still have her work cut out for her as she comes into the contest w...
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Blue Jacket buzzes

on 08/07/2003 8:00 PM
Three $20,000 Ohio Sire Stakes divisions for 2-year-old colt trotters headlined the Thursday night (Aug. 7) card at Scioto Downs, with SA Blue Jacket strolling to a 10-length win in 1:59.4. The Overcomer gelding was driven to his third straight victory and his career best by Jeff Fout. He is trained by Jeff Green. Winning his OSS division by five lengths was Full Count, directed by Don McKirgan...
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Elmira's feeling Groovie

on 08/06/2003 8:00 PM
Groovie Day, a 2-year-old son of Gothic Dream, won the sixth annual $200,000(C) Battle of Waterloo at Elmira Raceway on Monday afternoon (Aug. 4). Driven by Mike Saftic, Groovie Day won by five lengths over Our Lucky Killean in 1:56.2. Groovie Day is trained by Bill Budd and owned by Cliff Siegel's C & I Siegel Racing Stable. It was those same connections who last year sent out Battle of Waterl...
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Kudos to Warkentin

on 08/06/2003 8:00 PM
Meadowlands announcer Ken Warkentin, a participant on harnessracing.com's panel that tried to handicap the Hambletonian, came through with flying colors by picking the winning Amigo Hall as his choice. Of the many "experts" polled by harnessracing.com, none were able to come up with the winner besides Warkentin, who also made his choice known on the CBS television broadcast as the horses were lini...
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Lewis at the Hambo

on 08/06/2003 8:00 PM
Although the outcome wasn't what he had hoped for, long-time horseman Gary Lewis was at the Meadowlands to watch the Hambletonian Saturday, Aug. 2. Lewis was there as a guest of Ted Gewertz, who Lewis trained horses for in the past and a co-owner of the beaten Hambo favorite Power To Charm. "It's been so long that I don't even remember my last Hambletonian," said Lewis while standing in front o...
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Larry Remmen improving

on 08/06/2003 8:00 PM
Horseman Larry Remmen's health is improving after suffering from a bleeding ulcer. Remmen's brother, Ray, was with the stable's horses racing at the Meadowlands on Hambo Day, but Ray added that Larry was on the grounds of the Big M, handling the "P.R." side of things for the stable. The Remmen Stable's 2-year-old trotting colt Yankee Elegance finished second in the Peter Haughton Memorial Tr...
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Marion’s maiden Golden

on 08/06/2003 8:00 PM
Veteran Ontario Sires Stakes reinsman Dave Wall took full advantage of his inside post at Elmira Raceway on Monday afternoon (Aug. 4), piloting Meadowview Marion to her first win in a $130,000 Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Gold Final. Wall sent the two-year-old trotting filly straight to the front from Post 1 and she led at every call, narrowly holding off a late charge by Fiesty Kindof Luv. It to...
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Hambo day big for N.J.

on 08/06/2003 8:00 PM
Hambletonian day at the Meadowlands was a big day for state-bred horses as seven New Jersey-sired male trotters started in the Hambletonian and seven New Jersey-sired female trotters started in the companion Oaks. The Oaks was a trifecta for the New Jersey breeding program as the Valley Victory daughter Southwind Allaire crossed the wire first ahead of Rapid Rail and Filly At Bigs, a pair of Do...
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Modern Art grabs Wilson

on 08/04/2003 8:00 PM
Modern Art powered around his fellow 2-year-old pacing colts through the last turn and comfortably coasted under the wire 1 1/4 lengths the best to win the $640,000 Woodrow Wilson at the Meadowlands on Friday (Aug. 1). Over a track rated good, his career mark 1:51.3 was just two-fifths shy of the stakes record set by Allamerican Native last year. The victory was the second in the Wilson for tra...
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So Artsi gives Campbell nine

on 08/04/2003 8:00 PM
So Artsi's 1:53.2 victory in the $430,000 Sweetheart for freshmen pacing fillies earned John Campbell his ninth victory in the event on Friday (Aug. 1) at the Meadowlands. The Artsplace filly owned by Sampson Street Stables, TLP Stable, Deena Frost and Jerry Silva (who was part of a five-horse entry), was third in the early going as several fillies traded the lead and she came first-up at the ...
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Ackerman, Duenna winners

on 08/04/2003 8:00 PM
The Woodrow Wilson and Sweetheart undercard on Friday (Aug. 1) at the Meadowlands featured sophomore trotting action in the form of two divisions each of the Townsend Ackerman and Duenna Invitationals. In one Ackerman split, Upalazyriver, who finished fourth in his Hambletonian elim the week before and missed the big dance, survived by a neck over Mutineer to win in 1:53.3. Arlene and Jules Sie...
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Shalee to Armbro Amoretto

on 08/04/2003 8:00 PM
Armbro Amoretto and driver Luc Ouellette won the $400,000 Mistletoe Shalee for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday afternoon (Aug. 2) at the Meadowlands. A winner of her elimination the week before, Armbro Amoretto took the lead just after the half and paced home strongly despite pocketsitter Animated Art coming after her in the stretch. She won in 1:50.1, just one-fifth off the stakes record...
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Southwind Allaire in Oaks

on 08/04/2003 8:00 PM
Southwind Allaire burst through from the back of the pack up the rail in the stretch to win the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks at the Meadowlands on Saturday (Aug. 2) for driver Ron Pierce and trainer Jimmy Takter. Robert Anderson and David Willmot own the Valley Victory daughter. Rapid Rail, driven by amateur Robert Krivelin, was out quick at the start and parked Delmartha, starting from post nine...
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Amigo Hall upsets Hambo

on 08/04/2003 8:00 PM
Longshot Amigo Hall pulled off a huge upset in the $1 million Hambletonian final at the Meadowlands on Saturday (Aug. 2), escaping from the pocket behind race favorite Power To Charm. With a number of breakers behind the gate--including Jimmy Takter's elim winner Bebop - driver Mike Lachance left with Amigo Hall, who was covered up by Power To Charm in short order. Sugar Trader came looking ...
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