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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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Rotation stuns in Nat Ray

on 08/04/2003 8:00 PM
With a three-wide effort around the last turn, Rotation circled dueling Kadabara and Fool's Goal to upset in the $450,000 Nat Ray at the Meadowlands on Saturday (Aug. 2) in 1:52.3. Fool's Goal grabbed the lead with Jack Moiseyev after the quarter and Kadabra came calling soon after that. David Miller was nearly clear with Kadabra when Fool's Goal came rallying back before the second turn. That'...
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Tracy Lou in First Lady

on 08/04/2003 8:00 PM
Tracy Lou led three divisions of the Ohio's First Lady Pace for sophomore pacing fillies during Ohio State Fair action at Scioto Downs on Friday (Aug. 1). The Park Place miss teamed by Bob Harper for trainer Gayle Peterman waited patiently in the pocket before getting up in the stretch to beat pacesetter CC Spice. It was the third straight and sixth win of the year for the Harley Duane Jolliff-...
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Mini Me, Bunny win Invites

on 08/04/2003 8:00 PM
Mini Me held on like a champ to win the Meadowlands' $75,000 Invitational Pace on Saturday afternoon (Aug. 2) in a whopping career mark 1:49. The Illinois-bred gelding owned by Robert and Linda Grider and Roger and Dawn Samson was strong clearing the lead after the half in :53.3 then led through the 1:20.4 three quarters. Coming off that last turn, it looked like Art's Tribute may catch him, bu...
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Burgess gets Holmes, too

on 08/04/2003 8:00 PM
Following up his victory in the Hambletonian, trainer Blair Burgess captured the $260,000 Oliver Wendell Holmes for 3-year-old pacing colts with Quality Western on Saturday (Aug. 2) at the Meadowlands. The colt owned by Brittany Farms, Robert Burgess, Robert Dickenson and Karin Olsson-Burgess sat fourth most of the race, allowing Whatanartist to cut out the pace. Coming out of the last turn, dr...
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Ohio State Fair concludes

on 08/04/2003 8:00 PM
Ohio State Fair racing concluded at Scioto Downs on Saturday night (Aug. 2) with the 2 and 3-year-old pacing colts taking center stage. Driver Brett Miller won all three sophomore divisions. Art Piece came from the back of the field to win in a career mark 1:52.2 for trainer Virgil Morgan Jr. and owners Darby's Edge Stable, Joseph DiScala and David Rahal. The Perfect Art colt has now won half o...
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on 08/02/2003 8:00 PM
Filly At Bigs was declared the winner of the $125,000 Filly World Trotting Derby at DuQuoin Friday after rain washed out a race off with first-heat winner Glide About. Filly At Bigs was declared the winner based on her better standing in the summary after the first two heats. Glide About and Stephen Smith defeated Filly At Bigs by a nose in the 1:54.2 first heat, then Filly At Bigs won the seco...
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Kikikatie edges Artbitration

on 08/02/2003 8:00 PM
Kikikatie remained perfect in seven career starts in capturing Friday night's (Aug. 29) $767,800(C) She's A Great Lady Pace at Woodbine, but she needed a near world record effort to hold off the valiant effort of Artbitration. David Miller was able to clear to the front with Kikikatie down the backstretch, but Patrick Berry moved Artbitration after the leader. Artbitration cleared and moved bac...
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Her Own Art fastest in PASS

on 08/02/2003 8:00 PM
Her Own Art was a 1:52.4 winner Friday night (Aug. 29) at The Meadows, capturing the fastest of three Pennsylvania Sire Stakes splits for 3-year-old filly pacers. With Brian Sears driving for trainer Bruce Saunders and owner M & M Harnss Racing LLC, Her Own Art (Arturo) won for the seventh time in 14 starts this year. Century Club was second for Doug Snyder in the $39,302 contest, with Island E...
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Rain cancels Derby

on 08/02/2003 8:00 PM
Rain, which halted Friday's race program before completion, continued all night and left the DuQuoin State Fair racetrack too muddy for racing Saturday, including the $555,000 World Trotting Derby. It marked the first time in its 23-year history that the World Trotting Derby had to be canceled due to weather conditions. Twice the Derby has been delayed until later in the day due to a wet track....
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Camelot Hall wins Metro

on 08/02/2003 8:00 PM
Camelot Hall, with driver George Brennan taking no chances of having the same kind of traffic problems he encountered racing from behind in last week's elim, posted a near wire-to-wire 1:51.4 victory in Saturday night's (Aug. 30) $1.1 million(C) Metro final at Woodbine. Brennan left with Camelot Hall and reached the front heading into the first turn. After reaching the half in :55.4 and three q...
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Stellar Breeders Crowns

on 08/02/2003 8:00 PM
Eternal Camnation, Art Major and Fool's Goal each posted superb efforts in winning their respective Breeders Crown events at Woodbine Saturday night (Aug. 30). Eternal Camnation became a three-time Crown winner when she outgamed a determined Bunny Lake to win the $405,405(C) Crown for older mare pacers. WIth Eric Ledford in the sulky behind Eternal Camnation, the 6-year-old Cam's Card Shark mar...
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Ohio Sire Stakes finals

on 08/02/2003 8:00 PM
Northfield Park hosted the $1 million Ohio Sire Stakes Super night Saturday (Aug.30), and the card began with Calico Comer upsetting heavily-favored Imagefasweetgirl in the $100,000 OSS for 2-year-old filly trotters. With David Myers driving, Calico Comer put her nose in front at the wire in 2:00, handing Imageofasweetgirl (Dave Hawk) her first loss in seven career starts. For Calico Comer, a d...
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Keystone Classic upsets

on 08/02/2003 8:00 PM
Brian Sears gave Oragami Artist a perfect two-hole trip and it paid off when the son of Real Artist was able to edge 1-9 favorite Tarpaulin Hanover at the wire to capture the first of two Keystone Classic divisions for 3-year-old colt pacers at The Meadows Saturday night (Aug. 30). Mike Wilder had Tarpaulin Hanover on the lead throughout the mile but could not hold off the bid of 9-1 Oragami A...
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