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Larry Remmen ill

on 07/18/2003 8:00 PM
Today the Meadowlands reported trainer Larry Remmen, whose stable ranks as the winningest in the track's history, is ailing, according to his brother, Hall of Famer Ray Remmen. "He hasn't been at the barn for a week or so," Ray Remmen said. "He's been very weak, and there was some bleeding. We thought it was a bleeding ulcer, but the ulcer is now under control and there was still some bleeding....
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She's no kissin' fool

on 07/18/2003 8:00 PM
Although Kissed By A Fool may be coming into Friday night's (July 18) Tarport Hap divisions for 3-year-old filly pacers at the Meadowlands off a 24-day layoff and a "scratched sick" out of her last start, trainer Joe Holloway says to not read anything into it. A seven-time winner in her first nine starts this year, Kissed By A Fool has not raced since winning a Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fu...
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Big try by Scarlet Knight

on 07/17/2003 8:00 PM
Scarlet Knight will try to beat Varenne’s world record of 1:51.3 at the St. Michel track (Mikkeli) in the southeast of Finland on Sunday (July 20). The track is recognized as one of the fastest in Europe, and may very well be the fastest five-eighths mile oval in the world. It is the same arena where Varenne took his record. Scarlet Knight’s entire 2003 racing schedule was decide...
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Sand Vic fastest in 1:58.3

on 07/17/2003 8:00 PM
Five divisions of 2-year-old trotting colts competed in Reynolds Stakes action at Pocono Downs last night. Sand Vic, a son of Mr. Vic out of the American Winner mare Cindy Q, was the fastest of the group with a 1:58.3 score for trainer Jim Arledge Jr. and owner Bill Sanders. Cindy Q is an unraced daughter of Yankee Mommy, a winner of $169,459. American Mike won his second straight stakes in Pe...
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Hoping to go first class

on 07/17/2003 8:00 PM
Although the 2-year-old colt trotter Tom Ridge appears tough to beat in Thursday night's (July 17) $150,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes final for 2-year-old colt trotters, veteran horseman Carl Allen is hoping First Class Cabin is poised for the upset. Allen is looking after First Class Cabin while he's at the Meadowlands for The Meadows-based trainer Doug Snyder, who will be coming in to drive the ...
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Reynolds round-up

on 07/17/2003 8:00 PM
Reynolds action filled most of the Pocono Downs card for last night with five races for 3-year-old colt trotters and seven splits for 2-year-old filly pacers. The fastest colt trotting division winner was the Muscles Yankee colt Incredible Hulk. Driven by Wally Hennessey for the Sylvester Stable, the colt picked up his first win of the season with a 1:56.1 mile. Perretti Racing Stable and John ...
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Baillargeon update, out 2-3

on 07/17/2003 8:00 PM
In an update on an item regarding injuries to driver Mario Baillargeon, it now appears he will be sidelined two-to-three months recovering from a broken collar bone suffered in a racing accident on Tuesday night (July 15) at Woodbine. Baillargeon, the third-leading driver on the Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) circuit, was scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday (July 16) straighten out the b...
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Immigration raid at Saratoga

on 07/17/2003 8:00 PM
The Associated Press has reported that 17 illegal immigrants working at the Saratoga Race Course were arrested early Tuesday (July 15) when immigration officials raided the backstretch. The arrests came without incident in two bunkhouses at the thoroughbred track. Eleven of the 17 people came from Mexico, four from Chile and two from Guatemala. Two workers had outstanding orders for deportation...
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West Nile spreading in U.S.

on 07/17/2003 8:00 PM
Horses in 15 states have been infected with West Nile virus (WNV) this year and 33 states have reported detecting the virus as it steadily spreads across the country. The most recent announcements of equine WNV cases were from Kansas and New Mexico. Already this year, the CDC has confirmed human WNV cases in South Carolina and Texas. Nebraska officials announced the state’s first presu...
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$190,000 tops Tattersalls

on 07/16/2003 8:00 PM
Sir Dream, a 3-year-old Sir Taurus full sister to $536,236 earner Taurus Dream, topped the Tattersalls July Mixed Sale at the Meadowlands Sunday (July 13). The filly was hammered down for $190,000 to Blue Chip Bloodstock. Sir Dream, who won six of her seven starts as a 2 year old, was consigned by Preferred Equine Marketing as agent. Prior to the sale, she won her two most recent starts in New...
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City celebrating the Pace

on 07/16/2003 8:00 PM
The Meadowlands Pace victory by Allamerican Theory at the Meadowlands Saturday night (July 12) was felt across the Hudson River in New York City as the connections made the short trip and celebrated well into the night. Despite getting short sleep, trainer Des Tackoor and co-owners John and Benjamin Levy returned to their Toronto-area homes on Sunday, as did co-owner Mark Scholes, who elected t...
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Worldly Beauty has “thumps�

on 07/16/2003 8:00 PM
Worldly Beauty, the U.S. divisional champion in each of the last two years, was a victim of the "thumps" when she finished last on Saturday night (July 12) at the Meadowlands in a field of exceptional older pacing mares topped by Bunny Lake. Driver Luc Ouellette, reported Worldly Beauty was discovered to be suffering from the condition which involves a contraction of the diaphragm in sync with ...
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Pizza Dolce has surgery

on 07/16/2003 8:00 PM
The 3-year-old trotting filly Pizza Dolce is recovering from surgery to correct an entrapped epiglottis and is still on track for the Hambletonian Oaks at the Meadowlands, according to trainer Brett Pelling. The Meadowlands press office reported that Pizza Dolce underwent the surgery Saturday (July 12). Barring any complications, the Dan Patch Award winner as 2002 Two-Year-Old Trotting Filly o...
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Almond Joy nuts for NJSS

on 07/16/2003 8:00 PM
After breaking while challenging for the lead in her last New Jersey Sire Stakes leg, Almond Joy had some equipment changes and is poised for a big-money take in the $150,000 NJSS final for 2-year-old trotting fillies at the Meadowlands on Wednesday (July 16). "We changed her shoes, she wasn't grabbing the track, and we changed the driving bit, she was a little bit fussy with her mouth. I'm loo...
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Ohio Buckeyes in 1:55.1

on 07/16/2003 8:00 PM
Up Front Ohio, a 2-year-old pacing gelding, scored a new 1:55.1 national season's mark in Ohio Sire Stakes action on Tuesday night (July 15) at Scioto Downs. The son of Nobleland Sam and driver Randy Tharps were out to the lead at the half and stretched their margin to 6 1/4 lengths under the wire. Kelly O'Donnell trains Up Front Ohio, who earned his first career victory after being the runner-...
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OHRIA website launched

on 07/16/2003 8:00 PM
Yesterday the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) launched its official website WWW.OHRIA.com. The site will act as a key source of information about the horse racing industry in Ontario. "We are launching the first phase of the site today (June 15)," said Wendy Rinella, Executive Director of OHRIA. "In the future more pages will appear including a members only section so our memb...
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Taylor Lynne wins in slop

on 07/16/2003 8:00 PM
Over a Georgian Downs track rated two seconds slower than normal due to the rain, two-year-old pacing filly Taylor Lynne scored the fastest of three Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Gold elimination wins on Tuesday evening. The Fit For Life daughter and driver Jody Jamieson left sharply from post three and led the field of nine top fillies to the 1:56.3 victory. Taylor Lynne faced a brief challenge a...
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Baillargeon Injured

on 07/16/2003 8:00 PM
Driver Mario Baillargeon is expected to be sidelined at least a month after suffering a broken collarbone in a race spill at Woodbine Tuesday night (July 15). Baillargeon, who wil turn 46 on July 27, was hurt when Mathers Tex Mex, a trotter he was driving for his brother Ben, fell trying to avoid breaking horses in front of him. "Mario is in a Milton (Ont.) hospital right now and he's going ...
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Track record at Summerside

on 07/16/2003 8:00 PM
Maple Leaf Hawk trotted to a new all-aged track record at Summerside Raceway in Prince Edward Island on Monday night (July 14), winning a $900 handicap trot in 2:00.4 for Bill Hicken and co-owner-breeder Ralph Annear of Montague, PEI. The six-year-old Balanced Image - Oh That Treasure horse won by two lengths over Dance Legend to lower the 2:01 standard set by three-year-old West River Exotic i...
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Pace hype suits caretaker

on 07/15/2003 8:00 PM
Although all the pre-Meadowlands Pace attention was centered on 1:49 elimination winner Whatanartist, that colt was actually part of a two-horse Jim Campbell-trained entry with Armbro Animate, who had finished third in his elim. And that suited caretaker Ted Bannister just fine as he was able to tend to his colt without a lot of commotion during the week. "It made my job a little easier with mo...
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