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Tom Ridge secures win

on 07/19/2003 8:00 PM
Tom Ridge trotted to a 1:57.1 victory in Thursday night's (July 17) $150,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes final for 2-year-old colts and geldings at the Meadowlands. A son of Muscles Yankee trained by Jimmy Takter, Tom Ridge held off Down The Middle and Mike Lachance by 1 1/2 lengths to extend his perfect streak to four while at the same time ending that colt's three-race win streak. The freshman ...
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Modern Art wins in 1:52.1

on 07/19/2003 8:00 PM
Modern Art paced to a national season's best for 2-year-old colt pacers in capturing the first of two $101,500 Niatross divisions at the Meadowlands Thursday night (July 17). Trained by Joe Holloway and driven by David Miller, Modern Art held off a game Westerly Bound to win by three quarters of a length. It was the second win in four starts for the Artsplace colt owned by Val D'Or Farms, Marth...
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Kikikatie splashes to win

on 07/19/2003 8:00 PM
After having to stand in her stall for more than an hour while a severe storm pelted the Balmoral Park area in Chicago, Kikikatie cruised to a 1:54.2 victory in the $100,000 American-National for 2-year-old filly pacers. With Dale Hiteman driving, Kikikatie worked her way to the front and charged by her cover through the stretch to draw clear to win by 4 1/4 lengths over Nu-Diamond Star. Lee...
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Gordon fastest of fillies

on 07/19/2003 8:00 PM
Gordon's Jin Ms. won the fastest of three $60,640 Tarport Hap divisions for 3-year-old filly pacers at the Meadowlands Friday night (July 18), pacing over a rain-soaked "good" track in 1:53. Driver Brian Sears got away fifth with Gordon's Jin Ms. and was just ahead of Impressive Sign when that one broke just pasat the quarter and scattered the back half of the field. Sears moved his charge to t...
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Hambo hopefuls win

on 07/19/2003 8:00 PM
A pair of Jimmy Takter-trained 3-year-old colt trotters thrust themselves back into the Hambletonian picture with Open victories at the Meadowlands Friday night (July 18). Takter drove Bebop to a 1:57.3 win over a "good" track, an effort which was followed up by Man Of Action's 1:59.1 victory for Ron Pierce. Bebop had won his first three starts of the year before going offstride in the New J...
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Luby upset in prep

on 07/19/2003 8:00 PM
Delvin Miller Memorial Trot winner Luby was upset by Armbro Affair in a prep race for Hambletonian Oaks eligibles at the Meadowlands Friday night (July 18). With Jim Doherty driving, Luby was unable to hold off the advancing Armbro Affair and driver Ron Pierce in the stretch. Armbro Affair got by her rival in the final strides to cross the wire in front in 1:55. More Rail also won an Oaks prep...
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13 entered in Rooney

on 07/18/2003 8:00 PM
Eliminations for the Art Rooney Pace will be held at Yonkers Raceway Saturday (July 19) and 13 three-year-old pacing colts have been entered. The fields follow: First elimination--Lifetime Man, No Pan Intended, Allamerican Captor, Benedict Pitino, Channel Six, Brooklyn Hanover and Corey's On Crombie. Second elimination--West Gun, Coastocoast Yankee, Tidal Search, He's For Real, Build A Fire,...
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New trainer for Shanachie

on 07/18/2003 8:00 PM
Shanachie, a 3-year-old Malabar Man colt who appeared to be a Hambletonian contender earlier this year when he won in 1:55.4, is now being trained by Ron Gurfein. Chris Ryder had been training the trotter who he also co-owns with Sampson Street Stable and Jerry Silva. After winning a New Jersey Sire Stakes in 1:55.4 in early June, Shanachie threw in a trio of off-the-board finishes. He finis...
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Adios stays in afternoon

on 07/18/2003 8:00 PM
In a departure from past tradition, The Meadows will present a single card on Saturday, Aug. 9, the day of the Adios, featuring 15 races and a 1 p.m. post time. This is a departure from past Adios weeks, when Saturdays often brought day and evening cards. The Meadows will stage its 2003 "Adios Week" from Tuesday, Aug. 5, through Saturday, Aug. 9, highlighted by the 37th renewal of the Coors Del...
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Green Acres sweep

on 07/18/2003 8:00 PM
Ron Gurfein-trained 2-year-old colt trotters swept the two $15,225 New Jersey Sire Stakes Green Acres divisions at the Meadowlands Thursday night (July 17). Cantab Hall, a son of Self Possessed out of the dam Canland Hall, a full sister to Cameron Hall, won impressively in wire-to-wire fashion in 2:00.3, downing Team Sakra, who closed up the inside late, by 3 1/4 lengths. The second division we...
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Tuna Hambo bound?

on 07/18/2003 8:00 PM
Tuna Whip whipped a mostly older field of trotters in Thursday night's (July 17) $17,500 conditioned finale at the Meadowlands, crossing the wire 2 3/4 lengths in front of the competition in 1:55.3. With trainer-driver Buzzy Sholty in the sulky, Tuna Whip lwered his lifetime mark by nearly two full seconds while placing himself in Hambletonian consideration. Prepped in Lexington with the Ham...
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All smiles in Gold victory

on 07/18/2003 8:00 PM
Racing like an aged veteran, Putasmileon saw action three-wide from the rail on two occasions during the $130,000 Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Gold Final for two-year-old pacing colts on Thursday night (July 18) at Woodbine, and still came on to win down the stretch by half a length over pacesetting stablemate Cozy Xample. The favoured Grinfromeartoear - Giggles N Grins colt stopped the clock at ...
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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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