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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | February 19, 1995
Hayes Taylor said he is easily distinguishable when he walks into a meeting of racetrack general managers.Of the approximately 100 GMs at North American thoroughbred tracks, he is the only African-American.On Thursday night, Taylor, who manages the Finger Lakes (N.Y.) racetrack, as well as Ohio steward Daryl Parker and his son, jockey DeShawn Parker, will be honored at the sixth African-Americans in Horse Racing annual dinner, held at the Sports Palace at Pimlico Race Course.Even though Taylor says that black representation in racetrack executive suites is far below what he thinks it should be, "It's a feeling that's no different from the situation I grew up in. I was one of the few blacks in my hometown and am used to the whispers and innuendoes.
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By Tom Keyser | September 19, 2004
Zippy Chippy, the 13-year-old gelding who has lost 100 straight races, won't race again this year, said Felix Monserrate, his trainer and owner. Based at Finger Lakes in upstate New York, Monserrate said he wasn't happy with Zippy Chippy's two races this summer at Northampton Fair in Massachusetts. Zippy Chippy lost both, finishing last and next-to-last, for losses No. 99 and 100 without a victory. Monserrate said he might race Zippy Chippy again next year, but only if he can train the horse adequately.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 22, 2001
Betting on the future of New York state's Finger Lakes wine region, a major California grape grower is buying 105 acres of a 346-acre dairy farm on Seneca Lake to convert the land into a vineyard. "So far as we know, this is the first investment of California money anywhere in the New York wine industry," said James Trezise, president of the New York Wine and Grape Foundation, a trade association in Penn Yan in the Finger Lakes. The buyer is the Robert Young Family Limited Partnership, and the seller is Dave Christiansen, a dairy farmer for 40 years.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | September 13, 2004
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. - With the speed of a snake, Zippy Chippy struck at Felix Monserrate. Teeth bared, the 13-year-old gelding stabbed his head outside his stall and nearly nailed Monserrate, who ducked away with the efficiency of someone used to such moves. "This horse is mean," said Monserrate, his owner and trainer. "He's been mean all his life." Zippy Chippy, mean? Here's a horse who has never won a thoroughbred race, a horse you would think would be as docile as a lamb. Yet he bites, kicks and pins his ears at the slightest annoyance.
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By David W. Chen and David W. Chen,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 23, 2001
PENN YAN, N.Y. - David DeMarco, the owner of Seneca Shore Wine Cellars here, knows that most visitors to the Finger Lakes expect to indulge their senses. They want to taste award-winning wines. They want to see rustic farmhouses and Mennonite buggies. They want to smell a bouquet of lake breezes and fresh-cut hay. But these days, people sometimes have little choice but to inhale another potent local product: pig manure. "The only thing I can vaguely compare it to," said DeMarco, who quit his job as a software engineer in Manhattan to move here in 1993, "is on the worst day of summer - hot and humid - and the worst subway in - pick your borough - and you go down, where the drunk has been vomiting and urinating, and it's stagnating for two weeks.
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By Michael Dresser | August 25, 2004
2003 Dr. Konstantin Frank Dry Riesling, Finger Lakes ($16). The Finger Lakes region of New York state may be the best place in North America to grow riesling that approaches the quality of Germany's best. This crystalline riesling from the pioneering Frank winery is an excellent example, with its crisp and long flavors of slate, apple and citrus fruit. Its lively acidity gives it a refreshing finish. This wine can be enjoyed by itself, but an ideal pairing would be a light fish dish such as Dover sole.
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By Tom Keyser | September 19, 2004
Zippy Chippy, the 13-year-old gelding who has lost 100 straight races, won't race again this year, said Felix Monserrate, his trainer and owner. Based at Finger Lakes in upstate New York, Monserrate said he wasn't happy with Zippy Chippy's two races this summer at Northampton Fair in Massachusetts. Zippy Chippy lost both, finishing last and next-to-last, for losses No. 99 and 100 without a victory. Monserrate said he might race Zippy Chippy again next year, but only if he can train the horse adequately.
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By CHICAGO TRIBUNE | August 1, 2001
WASHINGTON - A coalition of environmental and conservation groups charged yesterday that President Bush's energy plan will imperil not only the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska but 15 other publicly owned scenic areas from the California coast to the Finger Lakes of New York. Speaking at a rally on the Capitol lawn, group leaders charged that the Bush plan would destroy wilderness areas while granting more than $27 billion in subsidies, tax savings, royalty exemptions and other benefits to the oil, coal and nuclear energy industries at a time of high profits.
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By Kara Kenna | May 1, 1994
Cedar Point park ready to unleash the RaptorAn amusement park and resort all in one, Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, has a range of activities for the entire family. The park offers 56 rides, children's attractions and live entertainment.This summer, Cedar Point debuts its latest roller coaster, the Raptor.The Raptor features chair-like vehicles suspended below an inverted track that send passengers looping upside down on the outside of the structure. The chairs can seat four people and will give riders the sensation of flying at high speeds.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | July 17, 1998
Richard Schosberg heard all week that fellow trainer H. Allen Jerkens wasn't going to run Kelly Kip in tomorrow's Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park.So Schosberg confidently entered Affirmed Success in the $300,000 six-furlong race, the second-richest sprint in the country. One month ago, Kelly Kip not only beat Affirmed Success by two lengths in the six-furlong Finger Lakes Breeders' Cup, but also set a track record."We were really looking forward to not running against him this time," Schosberg said yesterday from his barn at Belmont Park.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | September 11, 2004
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. - In his 100th attempt to win a thoroughbred race, Zippy Chippy finished last yesterday at the Northampton Fair in Massachusetts. The 13-year-old gelding reared at the break, losing any chance of winning the race of "about five furlongs" - the official distance - at this tight-turned, half-mile track. Zippy Chippy's 100th loss without a win places him five behind the North American record for futility by a thoroughbred. Thrust lost 105 races without winning in the 1950s.
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By Michael Dresser | August 25, 2004
2003 Dr. Konstantin Frank Dry Riesling, Finger Lakes ($16). The Finger Lakes region of New York state may be the best place in North America to grow riesling that approaches the quality of Germany's best. This crystalline riesling from the pioneering Frank winery is an excellent example, with its crisp and long flavors of slate, apple and citrus fruit. Its lively acidity gives it a refreshing finish. This wine can be enjoyed by itself, but an ideal pairing would be a light fish dish such as Dover sole.
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By David W. Chen and David W. Chen,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 23, 2001
PENN YAN, N.Y. - David DeMarco, the owner of Seneca Shore Wine Cellars here, knows that most visitors to the Finger Lakes expect to indulge their senses. They want to taste award-winning wines. They want to see rustic farmhouses and Mennonite buggies. They want to smell a bouquet of lake breezes and fresh-cut hay. But these days, people sometimes have little choice but to inhale another potent local product: pig manure. "The only thing I can vaguely compare it to," said DeMarco, who quit his job as a software engineer in Manhattan to move here in 1993, "is on the worst day of summer - hot and humid - and the worst subway in - pick your borough - and you go down, where the drunk has been vomiting and urinating, and it's stagnating for two weeks.
NEWS
By CHICAGO TRIBUNE | August 1, 2001
WASHINGTON - A coalition of environmental and conservation groups charged yesterday that President Bush's energy plan will imperil not only the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska but 15 other publicly owned scenic areas from the California coast to the Finger Lakes of New York. Speaking at a rally on the Capitol lawn, group leaders charged that the Bush plan would destroy wilderness areas while granting more than $27 billion in subsidies, tax savings, royalty exemptions and other benefits to the oil, coal and nuclear energy industries at a time of high profits.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 22, 2001
Betting on the future of New York state's Finger Lakes wine region, a major California grape grower is buying 105 acres of a 346-acre dairy farm on Seneca Lake to convert the land into a vineyard. "So far as we know, this is the first investment of California money anywhere in the New York wine industry," said James Trezise, president of the New York Wine and Grape Foundation, a trade association in Penn Yan in the Finger Lakes. The buyer is the Robert Young Family Limited Partnership, and the seller is Dave Christiansen, a dairy farmer for 40 years.
SPORTS
By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | July 17, 1998
Richard Schosberg heard all week that fellow trainer H. Allen Jerkens wasn't going to run Kelly Kip in tomorrow's Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park.So Schosberg confidently entered Affirmed Success in the $300,000 six-furlong race, the second-richest sprint in the country. One month ago, Kelly Kip not only beat Affirmed Success by two lengths in the six-furlong Finger Lakes Breeders' Cup, but also set a track record."We were really looking forward to not running against him this time," Schosberg said yesterday from his barn at Belmont Park.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | September 15, 1993
The live racing card at a Maryland thoroughbred track is apparently no longer a strong enough incentive to entice bettors to wager solely on its in-state product.Yesterday when no full card simulcasts from out-of-state tracks were offered at Pimlico Race Course and at six other betting outlets in the state, handle on the Maryland base card dropped 16 percent from a year ago when betting on the Pimlico program was offered at only two locations.Pimlico/Laurel operator Joe De Francis said that the only out-of-state signals available yesterday were from Philadelphia Park and Finger Lakes.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | September 11, 2004
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. - In his 100th attempt to win a thoroughbred race, Zippy Chippy finished last yesterday at the Northampton Fair in Massachusetts. The 13-year-old gelding reared at the break, losing any chance of winning the race of "about five furlongs" - the official distance - at this tight-turned, half-mile track. Zippy Chippy's 100th loss without a win places him five behind the North American record for futility by a thoroughbred. Thrust lost 105 races without winning in the 1950s.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | July 16, 1998
Kelly Kip, who shattered a track record in New York in his last race, heads a field of seven sprinters Saturday in the $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park.Conditioned by Hall of Fame trainer H. Allen Jerkens, Kelly Kip sizzled six furlongs in 1 minute, 8 1/5 seconds in winning the Grade III Finger Lakes Breeders' Cup on June 20 at Finger Lakes racetrack in upstate New York. He clipped three-fifths of a second off the track record.By comparison, the fastest six furlongs in eight runnings of the De Francis Dash is 1: 08 3/5 seconds (Housebuster in 1991 and Montbrook in 1993)
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | February 19, 1995
Hayes Taylor said he is easily distinguishable when he walks into a meeting of racetrack general managers.Of the approximately 100 GMs at North American thoroughbred tracks, he is the only African-American.On Thursday night, Taylor, who manages the Finger Lakes (N.Y.) racetrack, as well as Ohio steward Daryl Parker and his son, jockey DeShawn Parker, will be honored at the sixth African-Americans in Horse Racing annual dinner, held at the Sports Palace at Pimlico Race Course.Even though Taylor says that black representation in racetrack executive suites is far below what he thinks it should be, "It's a feeling that's no different from the situation I grew up in. I was one of the few blacks in my hometown and am used to the whispers and innuendoes.
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