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By Joseph Durso and Joseph Durso,New York Times News Service | August 19, 1993
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Allen Jerkens broke his own chance for a historic streak at Saratoga yesterday when he withdrew Virginia Rapids from the $1 million Travers Stakes on Saturday because the colt "just wasn't 1,000 percent."It was the second time in three weeks that Jerkens had withdrawn a star from a major race because he wasn't satisfied with the horse's sharpness. He took Classy Mirage out of the Test Stakes for fillies July 31, and said then: "I don't know what's wrong, but she's not at her best."
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By From Sun staff and news services | July 31, 2010
J.D. Acosta rode three winners in three mounts at Laurel Park on Saturday, the first day of the second half of the Maryland racing season. Live racing had been on hiatus in the state since May 22, the conclusion of the Pimlico Race Course spring stand. Acosta, a mainstay at Laurel, Pimlico, Timonium and Charles Town since 2002, scored with Brahma Queen ($9) for trainer Dale Capuano in the fourth and then had back-to-back victories for top client Chris Grove aboard Pleasant Beau ($19.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | August 18, 2001
After discounting Point Given's chances of running in the Travers, Bob Baffert said yesterday that the Preakness and Belmont winner probably will contest the $1 million stakes next weekend at Saratoga. Despite a tender hind foot protected by a bar shoe, Point Given will fly Tuesday to New York if his workout tomorrow at Del Mar goes well, the trainer said. Point Given breezed Tuesday at Del Mar in his first work since winning the Haskell Invitational Handicap two weeks ago at Monmouth Park.
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By Sports Digest | June 14, 2010
AIFA Cipra's last-second kick gives Mariners 39-37 win over Storm The Baltimore Mariners ran their record to 12-0 when J.R. Cipra kicked a 43-yard field goal as time expired to give Baltimore a 39-37 win over the host Erie Storm on Sunday. The kick was Cipra's third field goal of the day. Adam Goloboski also returned a fumble for a score. The Mariners, who already have clinched the Eastern Conference regular-season championship and a bye in the American Indoor Football Association playoffs, will next play when they host the New Jersey Revolution at 7 p.m. Saturday at 1st Mariner Arena.
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By Marty McGee and Marty McGee,Sun Staff Correspondent | August 16, 1991
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Saratoga Race Course and the Travers Stakes really don't need anyone or anything. Just open the place, and lots of fans are there to watch a field with lots of quality.And six days ago, because of an occurrence some 3,000 miles away, the historic track and its premier race got even more help.Best Pal, a 3-year-old, beat the nation's best older horses in the Pacific Classic at Del Mar Race Course in California. With the upset, tomorrow's 122nd Travers suddenly took on added meaning: It could well be the most important horse race so far this year.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | August 3, 2003
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - If this is the summer of Seabiscuit, the movie of heart-stirring drama, then perhaps this is also a racing season during which dramatics build to a heart-stopping climax. If that's the case, then this real-life drama will unfold in two acts. Act One takes place today when Funny Cide and Empire Maker, stars of an earlier production known as the Triple Crown, return for their summer debuts in different states. Funny Cide, winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, headlines the $1 million Haskell Invitational Handicap at Monmouth Park in New Jersey.
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By Ross Peddicord | October 9, 1995
Thunder Gulch, the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes winner, fractured a cannon bone in his left foreleg in Saturday's Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park and has been retired to stud.In the race, the horse was beaten 14 lengths by Cigar."After the Gold Cup, he was very uncomfortable," said trainer D. Wayne Lukas. "We had X-rays taken and discovered he has a condylar fracture. We've seen him run all year and knew that that was not the Thunder Gulch we knew."Owner Michael Tabor said: "Obviously, I'm shellshocked.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | August 22, 2002
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Bobby Frankel winced. His Medaglia d'Oro had just been anointed the 2-5 favorite in the 133rd running of the Travers Stakes on Saturday at Saratoga. "Nobody's 2-5," Frankel said yesterday at the post-position draw for the "Mid-Summer Derby." "Nobody's a cinch in any race. They still have to run around there." Medaglia d'Oro, a survivor of the Triple Crown battles, is the Travers favorite because last time he ran around Saratoga, three weeks ago in the Jim Dandy Stakes, he won by 13 3/4 lengths.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | August 19, 1995
Laurel/Pimlico's experiment with a 3 p.m. summer post time is about to end -- for now.The last 3 p.m. post will be on Friday, when Pimlico runs its final live card before the racing scene shifts to Timonium for the 10-day Maryland State Fair meet.But expect the 3 p.m. post to reappear next year. "We'll bring it back in 1996 for the Laurel summer meet," the tracks' president, Joe De Francis, said."It injected something new into the schedule. Our Happy Hour promotion, particularly at Laurel, was a success and it also helped in the sale of our signal [out-of-state]
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By Sports Digest | June 14, 2010
AIFA Cipra's last-second kick gives Mariners 39-37 win over Storm The Baltimore Mariners ran their record to 12-0 when J.R. Cipra kicked a 43-yard field goal as time expired to give Baltimore a 39-37 win over the host Erie Storm on Sunday. The kick was Cipra's third field goal of the day. Adam Goloboski also returned a fumble for a score. The Mariners, who already have clinched the Eastern Conference regular-season championship and a bye in the American Indoor Football Association playoffs, will next play when they host the New Jersey Revolution at 7 p.m. Saturday at 1st Mariner Arena.
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By Stephen R. Proctor and Stephen R. Proctor,Special to the Sun | July 11, 2004
The Big Horse, by Joe McGinniss. Simon and Schuster. 272 pages. $22.95. Finish Joe McGinniss' The Big Horse and one question pops immediately to mind: Why was this book written? There is, of course, the crass and obvious reason -- that books about horses have been as much in demand as iced tea in August since Laura Hillenbrand's rousing success with Seabiscuit. But within the text of McGinniss' account of a summer at Saratoga -- the grand dame of American race courses -- the answer is not easily found.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | August 3, 2003
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - If this is the summer of Seabiscuit, the movie of heart-stirring drama, then perhaps this is also a racing season during which dramatics build to a heart-stopping climax. If that's the case, then this real-life drama will unfold in two acts. Act One takes place today when Funny Cide and Empire Maker, stars of an earlier production known as the Triple Crown, return for their summer debuts in different states. Funny Cide, winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, headlines the $1 million Haskell Invitational Handicap at Monmouth Park in New Jersey.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | August 22, 2002
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Bobby Frankel winced. His Medaglia d'Oro had just been anointed the 2-5 favorite in the 133rd running of the Travers Stakes on Saturday at Saratoga. "Nobody's 2-5," Frankel said yesterday at the post-position draw for the "Mid-Summer Derby." "Nobody's a cinch in any race. They still have to run around there." Medaglia d'Oro, a survivor of the Triple Crown battles, is the Travers favorite because last time he ran around Saratoga, three weeks ago in the Jim Dandy Stakes, he won by 13 3/4 lengths.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | August 18, 2001
After discounting Point Given's chances of running in the Travers, Bob Baffert said yesterday that the Preakness and Belmont winner probably will contest the $1 million stakes next weekend at Saratoga. Despite a tender hind foot protected by a bar shoe, Point Given will fly Tuesday to New York if his workout tomorrow at Del Mar goes well, the trainer said. Point Given breezed Tuesday at Del Mar in his first work since winning the Haskell Invitational Handicap two weeks ago at Monmouth Park.
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By Ross Peddicord | October 9, 1995
Thunder Gulch, the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes winner, fractured a cannon bone in his left foreleg in Saturday's Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park and has been retired to stud.In the race, the horse was beaten 14 lengths by Cigar."After the Gold Cup, he was very uncomfortable," said trainer D. Wayne Lukas. "We had X-rays taken and discovered he has a condylar fracture. We've seen him run all year and knew that that was not the Thunder Gulch we knew."Owner Michael Tabor said: "Obviously, I'm shellshocked.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | August 20, 1995
All eyes in the local horse industry will be on racing secretary Georgeanne Hale when Timonium Race Course opens on Saturday.Hale is attempting to do what could be almost impossible -- filling 93 live races at the half-mile oval in one, continuous 10-day stretch. That's three more races than Laurel/Pimlico fills in the same time frame, but spread over a 14-day period.The horse shortage at local tracks became a bit more acute this summer when Pimlico/Laurel reduced its weekly live package from 47 to 45 races and is considering going dark next year from four to six weeks.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | August 20, 1995
All eyes in the local horse industry will be on racing secretary Georgeanne Hale when Timonium Race Course opens on Saturday.Hale is attempting to do what could be almost impossible -- filling 93 live races at the half-mile oval in one, continuous 10-day stretch. That's three more races than Laurel/Pimlico fills in the same time frame, but spread over a 14-day period.The horse shortage at local tracks became a bit more acute this summer when Pimlico/Laurel reduced its weekly live package from 47 to 45 races and is considering going dark next year from four to six weeks.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | January 28, 1995
WASHINGTON -- Jimmy Croll winces when anyone calls him by his first name, Warren, or, worse yet, his middle name, Arthur."Never have liked those names," said thoroughbred owner-trainer Warren A. Croll Jr., recalling that it was his mother who nicknamed him Jimmy.But last night in the International Ballroom at the Washington Hilton Hotel, before a crowd that included the cream of the thoroughbred racing establishment, the 74-year-old, Pennsylvania-born horseman probably wouldn't have minded if anyone had called him Warren, Arthur or Aloysius, for that matter.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | August 19, 1995
Laurel/Pimlico's experiment with a 3 p.m. summer post time is about to end -- for now.The last 3 p.m. post will be on Friday, when Pimlico runs its final live card before the racing scene shifts to Timonium for the 10-day Maryland State Fair meet.But expect the 3 p.m. post to reappear next year. "We'll bring it back in 1996 for the Laurel summer meet," the tracks' president, Joe De Francis, said."It injected something new into the schedule. Our Happy Hour promotion, particularly at Laurel, was a success and it also helped in the sale of our signal [out-of-state]
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | January 28, 1995
WASHINGTON -- Jimmy Croll winces when anyone calls him by his first name, Warren, or, worse yet, his middle name, Arthur."Never have liked those names," said thoroughbred owner-trainer Warren A. Croll Jr., recalling that it was his mother who nicknamed him Jimmy.But last night in the International Ballroom at the Washington Hilton Hotel, before a crowd that included the cream of the thoroughbred racing establishment, the 74-year-old, Pennsylvania-born horseman probably wouldn't have minded if anyone had called him Warren, Arthur or Aloysius, for that matter.
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