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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | March 22, 1999
Milton P. Higgins' Merengue sped away from three opponents and easily won the 12th running of the $50,000 Snow Goose Handicap for older fillies and mares yesterday at Laurel Park.A winner of four straight stakes at Laurel, Merengue completed the nine-furlong race in 1 minute, 52 seconds over a muddy race strip under jockey Rick Wilson. Wilson captured all three stakes races carded this weekend at Laurel, winning the Goss L. Stryker with Goodtobeking and the Sagamore Stakes with Fred Bear Claw on Saturday before guiding this winner for trainer Donald Barr.
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By Bob Pickering | December 18, 1999
Today Off a pair of place finishes in recent added-money events, Winmore Stable's Montana Dreamin' is the likely choice for the seventh running of the Hail Emperor Stakes. The mile and three-sixteenths affair is worth $50,000. The 4-year-old son of Dixie Brass was the runner-up in Delaware Park's Kelso Stakes and followed that by placing in Laurel's Congressional Handicap. In both starts, the Tim Ritchey-trained runner was sent postward bearing long odds. Also entered is the Dale Capuano-trained Testafly, who finished third behind Montana Dreamin' in both stakes.
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By TOM KEYSER and TOM KEYSER,SUN STAFF | January 17, 1999
Her name means a South American tango, not a pie topping. And before Merengue could register a stakes win yesterday at Laurel Park, she had to do some dancing, the bump and grind, down the shadow-streaked homestretch.A 4-year-old filly seeking her third straight stakes score, Merengue (pronounced Mer-ENG-gue) surged into the lead early in the $75,000 Maryland Racing Writers Handicap. She led the parade of seven fillies and mares into the stretch of the 1 1/8-mile race until Proud Run, a 5-year-old mare based at Fair Hill, threatened on the outside.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | November 27, 1999
The skies opened about 15 minutes before the $75,000 Carousel Stakes at Laurel Park yesterday. Torrents of rain fell.Jose Martin and his son Jose Martin Jr. looked toward the heavens and thanked their lucky stars."
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | November 27, 1998
For the second year in a row, the Thanksgiving stakes at Laurel Park belonged to the triumvirate of Higgins, Johnston and Barr.That's Milton P. Higgins III, Mark Johnston and Donald Barr, the owner, jockey and trainer, respectively, of Merengue, who won the Anne Arundel Stakes yesterday at Laurel Park, and G. O'Keefe, who won the race one year ago.Merengue captured the stakes for 3-year-old fillies by surging into the lead, relaxing down the backstretch and...
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | July 12, 1998
On a day when the rail was golden, Merengue scored an upset in the $100,000 Twixt Stakes at Laurel Park.In her first stakes appearance, the daughter of Broad Brush used her inside post position to her advantage and led all the way to beat favored Maragold Princess by a half-length.The game plan for Merengue quickly was dispatched after the speed horse, Valay Bullet, failed to seize the early lead."The plan was to let Valay Bullet go, with us laying second," winning jockey Carlos Marquez Jr. said.
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By Bob Pickering | December 18, 1999
Today Off a pair of place finishes in recent added-money events, Winmore Stable's Montana Dreamin' is the likely choice for the seventh running of the Hail Emperor Stakes. The mile and three-sixteenths affair is worth $50,000. The 4-year-old son of Dixie Brass was the runner-up in Delaware Park's Kelso Stakes and followed that by placing in Laurel's Congressional Handicap. In both starts, the Tim Ritchey-trained runner was sent postward bearing long odds. Also entered is the Dale Capuano-trained Testafly, who finished third behind Montana Dreamin' in both stakes.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | November 27, 1999
The skies opened about 15 minutes before the $75,000 Carousel Stakes at Laurel Park yesterday. Torrents of rain fell.Jose Martin and his son Jose Martin Jr. looked toward the heavens and thanked their lucky stars."
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By Kent Baker and Tom Keyser and Kent Baker and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | May 16, 1999
Excellent Meeting, the third filly to run in the Preakness since 1939, did not complete the race. She got squished between horses early, and down the backstretch she quit running.Her trainer, Bob Baffert, said she may have displaced her palate, causing her difficulty breathing."We scoped her and she's OK," Baffert said, referring to a veterinarian's look into her lungs. "It may have happened when Kent [Desormeaux] had to check real hard as she went under the wire the first time."With Excellent Meeting dropping out before the finish, the last horse to pass under the wire was Worldly Manner, the horse from the Middle East.
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By J.D. Considine | February 5, 1993
Pop Music CriticBLUE FUNKHeavy D. & the Boyz (Uptown 10734)Because rap is such a word-intensive pop style, some people assume that anything it has to say will come across in the lyrics. That isn't always so, though; in fact, an album like "Blue Funk" by Heavy D. & the Boyz, carries as much of the message in the music as in the rhymes. Cue up "Slow Down," for example, and it doesn't take long to hear how the dissonance and disquietude in the clashing horn samples point up the irony in Heavy D.'s "No need to worry" chorus.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | September 26, 1999
Marc Anthony. Mana. Shakira. Elvis Crespo. Luis Miguel. Jaguares. Jaci Velasquez. Los Fabulosos Cadillacs.Their names may not ring a bell right now, but if current trends continue, most of them will be familiar soon enough, as the stars of Latin pop cross over into the Anglo mainstream. Already this year, both Enrique Iglesias and former Menudo member Ricky Martin have topped the Billboard singles chart, while Mana and the Buena Vista Social Club are currently gaining ground on the albums chart.
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By Kent Baker and Tom Keyser and Kent Baker and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | May 16, 1999
Excellent Meeting, the third filly to run in the Preakness since 1939, did not complete the race. She got squished between horses early, and down the backstretch she quit running.Her trainer, Bob Baffert, said she may have displaced her palate, causing her difficulty breathing."We scoped her and she's OK," Baffert said, referring to a veterinarian's look into her lungs. "It may have happened when Kent [Desormeaux] had to check real hard as she went under the wire the first time."With Excellent Meeting dropping out before the finish, the last horse to pass under the wire was Worldly Manner, the horse from the Middle East.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | March 22, 1999
Milton P. Higgins' Merengue sped away from three opponents and easily won the 12th running of the $50,000 Snow Goose Handicap for older fillies and mares yesterday at Laurel Park.A winner of four straight stakes at Laurel, Merengue completed the nine-furlong race in 1 minute, 52 seconds over a muddy race strip under jockey Rick Wilson. Wilson captured all three stakes races carded this weekend at Laurel, winning the Goss L. Stryker with Goodtobeking and the Sagamore Stakes with Fred Bear Claw on Saturday before guiding this winner for trainer Donald Barr.
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By TOM KEYSER and TOM KEYSER,SUN STAFF | January 17, 1999
Her name means a South American tango, not a pie topping. And before Merengue could register a stakes win yesterday at Laurel Park, she had to do some dancing, the bump and grind, down the shadow-streaked homestretch.A 4-year-old filly seeking her third straight stakes score, Merengue (pronounced Mer-ENG-gue) surged into the lead early in the $75,000 Maryland Racing Writers Handicap. She led the parade of seven fillies and mares into the stretch of the 1 1/8-mile race until Proud Run, a 5-year-old mare based at Fair Hill, threatened on the outside.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | November 27, 1998
For the second year in a row, the Thanksgiving stakes at Laurel Park belonged to the triumvirate of Higgins, Johnston and Barr.That's Milton P. Higgins III, Mark Johnston and Donald Barr, the owner, jockey and trainer, respectively, of Merengue, who won the Anne Arundel Stakes yesterday at Laurel Park, and G. O'Keefe, who won the race one year ago.Merengue captured the stakes for 3-year-old fillies by surging into the lead, relaxing down the backstretch and...
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By Ken Fuson and Ken Fuson,SUN STAFF | October 4, 1998
Early in the game, on the best night of the best summer ever, a father asks his son for a special favor.Alex Gossett is only 5, and his father wonders how much the blue-eyed Kentucky boy will remember of his first major-league baseball game.Will the impressions last - the fireworks (Alex covered his ears), the thunderous crowd, the sight of another father hoisting his son in the air?Andy Gossett takes no chances. The favor he asks of young Alex as the St. Louis fans cheer is not a command.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | September 26, 1999
Marc Anthony. Mana. Shakira. Elvis Crespo. Luis Miguel. Jaguares. Jaci Velasquez. Los Fabulosos Cadillacs.Their names may not ring a bell right now, but if current trends continue, most of them will be familiar soon enough, as the stars of Latin pop cross over into the Anglo mainstream. Already this year, both Enrique Iglesias and former Menudo member Ricky Martin have topped the Billboard singles chart, while Mana and the Buena Vista Social Club are currently gaining ground on the albums chart.
FEATURES
By Ken Fuson and Ken Fuson,SUN STAFF | October 4, 1998
Early in the game, on the best night of the best summer ever, a father asks his son for a special favor.Alex Gossett is only 5, and his father wonders how much the blue-eyed Kentucky boy will remember of his first major-league baseball game.Will the impressions last - the fireworks (Alex covered his ears), the thunderous crowd, the sight of another father hoisting his son in the air?Andy Gossett takes no chances. The favor he asks of young Alex as the St. Louis fans cheer is not a command.
SPORTS
By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | July 12, 1998
On a day when the rail was golden, Merengue scored an upset in the $100,000 Twixt Stakes at Laurel Park.In her first stakes appearance, the daughter of Broad Brush used her inside post position to her advantage and led all the way to beat favored Maragold Princess by a half-length.The game plan for Merengue quickly was dispatched after the speed horse, Valay Bullet, failed to seize the early lead."The plan was to let Valay Bullet go, with us laying second," winning jockey Carlos Marquez Jr. said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J.D. Considine | February 5, 1993
Pop Music CriticBLUE FUNKHeavy D. & the Boyz (Uptown 10734)Because rap is such a word-intensive pop style, some people assume that anything it has to say will come across in the lyrics. That isn't always so, though; in fact, an album like "Blue Funk" by Heavy D. & the Boyz, carries as much of the message in the music as in the rhymes. Cue up "Slow Down," for example, and it doesn't take long to hear how the dissonance and disquietude in the clashing horn samples point up the irony in Heavy D.'s "No need to worry" chorus.
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