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December 10, 1993
NEW YORK -- Punch Line took over from pace-setting Dominant Prospect going into the stretch and easily won the $53,100 Blue Swords Stake for 3-year-olds at Aqueduct yesterday.Punch Line, carrying 122 pounds and ridden by Andrea Seefeldt, finished 6 1/2 lengths ahead of Classi Envoy in the field of nine. Classi Envoy, 122, with Richard Migliore riding, was a half length ahead of Koluctoo Jimmy Al, 119, ridden by Joe Bravo.The win was the sixth in 13 starts this year for Punch Line, who covered 1 1/16 miles on a fast track in 1 minute, 44 2/5 seconds to earn $31,860 for Althea R. Johnson.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2014
A year ago, Joe Aitcheson, Jr. sat in his room at Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster, surrounded by racing mementos, and pondered a reporter's question: How could a jockey who's broken nearly every bone in his body have the gumption to win a record 440 timber races? "I've got a lot of nerve," he said. "And I thank the Lord for that. " Aitcheson, the most successful steeplechase rider in history, died Saturday of complications from pneumonia at the Carroll Hospice in Westminster.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | December 18, 1993
A specially convened session of the New York General Assembly passed a bill yesterday permitting increased simulcasting of out-of-state races at Aqueduct.Aqueduct will cut two live races from its daily card, running seven to nine live races and adding five simulcasts from the Gulfstream Park meet, which begins in Hallandale, Fla., on Jan. 4.It is New York Racing Association's first venture into simulcasting, although they have offered infrequent simulcasts of special out-of-state stakes."It's just increasingly difficult to fill the live races," said Bruce Lombardi, NYRA's racing secretary.
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By Erica L. Green and Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2011
A historic aqueduct in Western Maryland has been restored nearly four decades after two of its three arches collapsed, leaving the now-139-year-old structure in ruins. State and federal lawmakers held a ceremony Saturday near Point of Rocks, about 15 miles southeast of Frederick along the Maryland-Virginia border, to celebrate the reopening of the Catoctin Aqueduct, one of 11 aqueducts along the 184.5 miles of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. "It just couldn't have been a more perfect day," said George E. Lewis Jr., a veterinarian who is president of the Catoctin Aqueduct Restoration Fund Inc., by phone Saturday.
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January 13, 1992
NEW YORK -- Jockey Angel Cordero suffered a broken right arm when he was thrown from his mount in a four-horse spill in yesterday's second race at Aqueduct.Deal Rowdy, a 3-year-old gelding, precipitated the accident when he broke down under John Velazquez and was humanely destroyed after the incident.Cordero and Velazquez were in the intensive-care unit at Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center. Jorge Chavez suffered tenderness in his upper left buttock and went to Franklin General hTC Hospital for precautionary X-rays.
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By New York Times News Service | December 22, 1993
NEW YORK -- Cox's Sword got caught in traffic again on Monday, but at least this time he was running among horses and not automobiles.For the first time since he escaped from the Belmont Park training track and sped westbound on the Hempstead Turnpike nearly two weeks ago -- a trek that covered two miles and took him into two counties -- Cox's Sword returned to safer racing at Aqueduct, finishing third in the third race at the track."
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | January 10, 1997
Dick Dutrow, a leading trainer in Maryland during the 1970s, is leaving Aqueduct Park after 13 years and returning to his beloved home state.By telephone from New York, Dutrow said this week that he and eight horses, including the Maryland-bred Romano Gucci, will arrive Sunday at Laurel Park where, "like a doctor, I'll hang up my sign: Open for business."A native of Hagerstown, Dutrow, 59, trained horses in Maryland from 1966 to 1984. In 1975, he set what was then a world record for most victories by a trainer in one year: 352. In 1984, he left for, as he described it, the "greener pastures" of New York.
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By SANDRA MCKEE and SANDRA MCKEE,SUN REPORTER | March 18, 2006
NEW YORK -- Keyed Entry returned from his morning workout at Belmont Park yesterday morning fit and apparently enjoying the cool air and warm sunshine washing over his dark bay coat. Once in his stall, he ate and acknowledged visitors by letting them pet his nose and rub his chin. The atmosphere surrounding the fact that he would be saddling up today at Aqueduct Race Track as the early-line second favorite, taking on 10 other horses in the Gotham Stakes - a Grade III, $200,000 prep race for the Kentucky Derby - seemed not to bother the precocious 3-year-old.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | November 28, 1998
Concluding a career of searing disappointment and spectacular success, Coronado's Quest will run his final eight furlongs today in the $300,000 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct in New York.Named after the two-time Horse of the Year, the Cigar Mile will provide the stage for the last appeal of Coronado's Quest for this year's Eclipse Award as outstanding 3-year-old male. The voting will take place at year's end."I'm not going to get into analyzing that until after the race," said Stuart S. Janney III, a resident of Butler and majority owner of the flashy colt.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 29, 1997
NEW YORK -- If there are truly horses for courses in racing, then the horse is Dixie Flag and the course is Aqueduct.For the fifth straight time, the 3-year-old daughter of Dixieland Band won a race at Aqueduct, and she picked a good one yesterday: the $150,000 Top Flight Handicap. She shot one mile on a fast track in 1 minute, 35 1/5 seconds, outrunning a clutch of all-star rivals.It was the second straight score for the filly in two months at Aqueduct and her fifth there in a year. In that time, she also has run at Gulfstream Park, Belmont Park and Saratoga without winning.
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By SANDRA MCKEE and SANDRA MCKEE,SUN REPORTER | March 18, 2006
NEW YORK -- Keyed Entry returned from his morning workout at Belmont Park yesterday morning fit and apparently enjoying the cool air and warm sunshine washing over his dark bay coat. Once in his stall, he ate and acknowledged visitors by letting them pet his nose and rub his chin. The atmosphere surrounding the fact that he would be saddling up today at Aqueduct Race Track as the early-line second favorite, taking on 10 other horses in the Gotham Stakes - a Grade III, $200,000 prep race for the Kentucky Derby - seemed not to bother the precocious 3-year-old.
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By SANDRA MCKEE and SANDRA MCKEE,SUN REPORTER | March 10, 2006
Maryland horses will be allowed to race at Aqueduct Racetrack in New York beginning March 18, according to Maryland trainers Mike Trombetta and Dale Capuano, both of whom could run horses there in major stakes races that day. Both Trombetta and Capuano said they had discussions with Dr. Anthony Verderosa, the chief examining veterinarian for the New York Racing Association, yesterday and were told they could enter their horses. Maryland horses stabled at Pimlico Race Course, Laurel Park and the Bowie Training Center have not been allowed to race outside the state since early January when the equine herpes Type 1 virus first appeared here.
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By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,SUN STAFF | July 11, 2005
DICKERSON - The trip started in 21st-century Maryland, but there was this strange turn down Mouth of Monocacy Road in Montgomery County, across some railroad tracks and through a canopy of trees, into a clearing. What place is this? Scenes like this show up in European paintings, old ones mostly, not least because the Europeans built plenty of stone bridges similar to the Monocacy Aqueduct. Surrounded by woods and grassy embankments, the aqueduct spans the Monocacy River in a rhythm of seven pale stone arches, restored recently to look much as it did when coal, wheat and flour moved quietly along the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal at the pace of a walking mule.
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By Andrew C. Revkin and Andrew C. Revkin,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | April 7, 2002
NEWBURGH, N.Y. - All along the East Coast, persistent drought has shriveled streams like never before. But tucked in the woods 70 miles north of New York City, a circular pool of fresh, clear water spills into a sparkling brook that runs downhill to the Hudson River. No matter how dry the weather, gauges measure a flow of between 4 million and 6 million gallons a day. No one is thrilled, however. The sinkhole and half a dozen other springs and wet spots nearby are fed by leaks 600 feet underground in one of the most important water tunnels in the world, the 85-mile Delaware Aqueduct.
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By Bob Pickering | February 19, 2000
Today: Defending champion Passeggiata is among 14 fillies and mares entered for the 47th running of the Barbara Fritchie Handicap. At 116 pounds, the Argentina-bred mare is also the high weight. Trainer Ferris Allen took a similar path to victory in last year's 7-furlong Fritchie. Before Passeggiata's nose victory in the $250,000 Grade II event, Allen sent the daughter of Samoan out to capture the Francis Scott Key Stakes. Passeggiata won this year's Key and is likely to be among the choices for the Fritchie.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | November 28, 1998
Concluding a career of searing disappointment and spectacular success, Coronado's Quest will run his final eight furlongs today in the $300,000 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct in New York.Named after the two-time Horse of the Year, the Cigar Mile will provide the stage for the last appeal of Coronado's Quest for this year's Eclipse Award as outstanding 3-year-old male. The voting will take place at year's end."I'm not going to get into analyzing that until after the race," said Stuart S. Janney III, a resident of Butler and majority owner of the flashy colt.
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By DANIEL DYER | April 2, 1991
The aqueduct took a year to complete. From the cool mountains in the North it traveled 1,000 miles, transporting life-sustaining water to the sweltering South. Every 100 yards, gargoyle spouts permitted people to draw sustenance from this river of life. It was an engineering marvel.But all was not well. On the day of completion, no water ran in the aqueduct, and the people in the South were dismayed. Would relief never come?A courier arrived with grim news: War had broken out in the North.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | June 16, 1998
If you are known by the company you keep, the long-neglected Monocacy Aqueduct just got famous.Maryland's U.S. senators and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton stood alongside the pre-Civil War structure yesterday to call for a public-private partnership to save pieces of American history.The aqueduct, part of the C&O Canal National Park, is one of the nation's 11 most endangered sites listed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The list is in its 10th year.Clinton called the list an important annual reminder of the fragile nature of history.
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