Day At The Track


09:55 PM 03 Jul 2007 NZST
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Artriverderci - 2007 Hoosier Cup
Courtesy Of Hoosier Park at Anderson

Put $1 million on the line and there are bound to be fireworks; however, in harness racing, the real explosions are not on the Fourth of July.

This Saturday, July 7, the sport's top three-year-old pacers will battle in a pair of elimination races for the $1 million Meadowlands Pace.

Sixteen colts and geldings are split between two elims, races five and six, on Saturday night.

From these elims will emerge a field of 10 - top five finishers in each division -- for the $1 million Meadowlands Pace on July 14. Elimination winners earn the right to select their post positions in the $1 million final.

Tell All, the North America Cup winner, heads the field for the first elimination.

Trained by Blair Burgess, the colt will start from post eight with Jody Jamieson at the lines. Among the competitors he will face are Southwind Lynx, the Art Rooney winner, New Jersey Sire Stakes champ Always A Virgin and Artzina, the 2006 divisional champion also drew into the first elim.

The second elim pits Artriverderci, winner of the Hoosier Cup in his last start, against Kenneth J, North America Cup runner-up Sutter Hanover and Yankee Skyscaper, who was second in the New Jersey Classic last month.

In addition to the track's signature $1 million event, Meadowlands Pace Night on July 14 also features a cooler bag giveaway, concert by the Burden Brothers [6 - 7 p.m.] and Dog Voices [7 - 10 p.m.] and a $100,000 guaranteed Pick 4.

$50,000 Meadowlands Pace Elimination - Race 5

PP, Horse, Driver, Trainer

1, Laughing Art, Brian Sears, Bill Elliott

2, Home Bed Advantage, Patrick Lachance, Patrick Lachance

3, Trueys Legacy, Mike Vanderkemp, Mike Vanderkemp

4, Pandoras Sox, Andy Miller, Joe Poliseno

5, Always A Virgin, Brian Sears, Joe Holloway

6, Southwind Lynx, Tim Tetrick, George Teague Jr.

7, Artzina, John Campbell, Dylan Davis

8, Tell All, Jody Jamieson, Blair Burgess

$50,000 Meadowlands Pace Elimination - Race 6

PP, Horse, Driver, Trainer

1, Running Book, Brian Sears, Bill Elliott

2, Artriverderci, John Campbell, Bruce Saunders

3, Kenneth J, Ron Pierce, Linda Toscano

4, Friday Nite Lights, Brian Sears, Steve Elliott

5, Rusty's For Real, Tim Tetrick, Robert Myers

6, Sutter Hanover, David Miller, Mark Harder

7, Yankee Skyscaper, George Brennan, Chris Ryder

8, Watta Hotshot, Mike Lachance, Scott Bell

Courtesy Of The Meadowlands Media Relations Department

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