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May 5, 2014 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A decade ago, Churchill Downs was in the midst of a major renovation. A few hours before the 2004 Kentucky Derby, it really looked as if the world might end - lightning, thunder, a deluge. The area was quickly becoming a construction zone/flood zone. John Servis was waiting out the final hours in the barn, not far from the stall that housed the unbeaten Pennsylvania-bred Smarty Jones owned by Roy and Pat Chapman. The Philadelphia Park-based trainer had guided the Arkansas Derby to this moment flawlessly.
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June 5, 2004 | By Ron Reid INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Finally, for cyclists here and across the country, the day is nearly here. The Wachovia USPRO Cycling Championships will be held tomorrow in the city's streets for the 20th year in a row, and organizers expect another great race. Also, the Liberty Classic for women will be held for the 11th straight year. "We're expecting the biggest year yet," said David Chauner, the president of the Wachovia Cycling Series and the Pro Cycling Tour. The 156-mile men's race will have a field of 20 teams and 200 riders, including such accomplished American cyclists as Bobby Julich, Fred Rodriguez, Chris Horner and Mark McCormack.
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June 26, 2006 | By Don Beideman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Heavy rain over the weekend left the Schuylkill murky and turned the second annual Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon into a duathlon. Officials yesterday had to substitute an opening 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) run for the 1.5K (0.9-mile) swimming portion of the event in Fairmount Park, but that didn't bother David Thompson of St. Paul, Minn. He took top honors by less than a minute. Thompson finished the combined 5K "sprint," 40K bike race and 10K run in 1 hour, 48 minutes, 58 seconds to finish ahead of Jasper Blake (1:49.
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May 1, 2000 | By Joe Santoliquito, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
It's rare when everything even comes close to being perfect, and it's almost impossible to reach every goal. But Great Valley came close this weekend at the 106th running of the Penn Relays at Franklin Field. The Patriots took first in the 4x400-meter Suburban B and C relay in 3 minutes, 27.52 seconds with the team of Webster Brehm, John Ford, Eamon Brazunas and Marcus Ford-Bey. The time was Great Valley's best time this spring and marked the first time the Pats won the 4x400 at the Penn Relays since 1997.
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September 19, 1994 | By Bob Hoffman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The weekend's limited schedule of games shed little light on the conference races in football. Here's a look at the way each division lines up heading into the first full weekend: BURLCO LIBERTY. Cherokee, 0-0-1 and No. 8 in The Inquirer's Top 15, No. 9 Pemberton (0-1) and No. 15 Shawnee (0-1) are a combined 0-2-1 after the first week's action. But this still should be a great race among those three, and Holy Cross (1-0), Lenape (1-0) and Willingboro (0-0-1) might all be in there, too. Cherokee, which finished No. 1 in The Inquirer's final 1993 rankings and opened the 1994 season at No. 1 last week, is favored.
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August 16, 2004 | By Frank Fitzpatrick INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The disappointment on Brendan Hansen's face was as raw as the wind had been during last night's men's 100-meter breaststroke final. The Havertown, Delaware County, native had trained and dreamed for a lifetime, only to reach an Olympic wall a foot behind Japan's Kosuke Kitajima. Then, as he tried to get beyond his hurt and focus on Wednesday's 200-meter rematch, a teammate claimed that Hansen had been cheated. Aaron Peirsol said underwater cameras showed that Kitajima had used an illegal dolphin kick at the start - snapping his feet back out of a deep knee bend.
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February 26, 1999 | By Marcia C. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Staying limber for tomorrow's state indoor track and field championships at Lehigh University, the Simon Gratz girls' team competed Tuesday night in the Eastern States Indoor Championships at New York City's 168th Street Armory. And set a record. In the 4x200-meter relay, an event that Bulldogs coach Bob Massie thought "would keep the team loose," the quartet of seniors Gina Harris and Jamillah Wade, sophomore Ebonye White, and junior Stacey Holmes posted a time of 1 minute, 40.94 seconds - the fastest mark in the nation this season and an Armory record.
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November 7, 1994 | By Frank Bertucci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
When the announcer for the awards ceremony after the PIAA cross-country championships at Penn State on Saturday morning came to the name of the sixth- place finisher in the boys' Class AAA race, he read the name, "Kevin TOM- a-sick. " As Kevin Tomascik walked past him to get his medal, he turned and said, "It's Tom-AH-sick. " His name is often mispronounced, but the Pennsbury senior is recognized as one of the top distance runners from a school with a history of top distance runners.
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May 19, 1996 | By Rusty Pray, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The chant went up as the Atlantic City High School boat pulled up to the dock. "Dream team! Dream team!" The Vikings rowed a dream race, beating rival La Salle High and fellow Jersey Shore school Holy Spirit in a three-boat race to the finish to take the varsity eight yesterday in the Stotesbury Cup Regatta on the Schuylkill. About 110 schools and 3,000 boys and girls took part in the two-day event - a combination regatta and huge family picnic - which began Friday with preliminary heats and ended yesterday with 62 finals into a head wind and under a cloud cover.
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November 22, 2009 | By Bob Cabnet FOR THE INQUIRER
Before yesterday's NJSIAA cross-country Meet of Champions at Holmdel Park, Haddonfield had accomplished all but one of its season goals. Winning the Meet of Champions for the first time since 2001 would cap a perfect season for the Bulldogs. But in a highly competitive team race, Haddonfield finished fourth with 128 points, behind Don Bosco Prep, which won with 78; Christian Brothers, with 86; and West Windsor-Plainsboro North, with 118. "We're disappointed," Haddonfield coach Nick Baker said.
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June 6, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. - Luke Petela's final race was so dramatically correct there was no need for an encore. Shortly after running a remarkable final lap to win the 3,200 meters at the Meet of Champions on Wednesday night, Petela announced that his high school career was finished. "I was thinking about going to nationals," Petela said. "But not after this. This is it. I want to do some other things before college. " Petela was unofficially clocked at 62.5 seconds in the final 400 meters - a furious pace for the eighth lap of a grueling race - and surged across the finish line to win in 8 minutes, 58.32 seconds during the competition at Frank Jost Field.
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April 26, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Last year at the Penn Relays, Jake Brophy set a personal record but still finished last in the 3,000 Meter Championship. So as the Central Bucks East junior crossed Friday's finish line in third place, a fist pump came with him. "It was definitely redemption," he said. "I was pretty upset about last year. I came back with the idea that I was going to do better. " Hatboro-Horsham's Casey Comber (8:34.68) finished fourth, and Cardinal O'Hara's Kevin James (8:39.04) came in seventh.
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November 12, 2014 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
EXETER TOWNSHIP, Pa. - The final whistle had already been blown, but the race was on - a race to see who could get to the Great Valley boys' soccer fans first. They were lined up in droves by the fence at Exeter Township High School, loudly cheering. Aidan Claffey got there first. Austin Wilk, Jack Hajnik, and others soon followed, as team members ran down the line enthusiastically giving high fives. It has become a tradition of sorts, senior Kyle Hoops said, a way to celebrate with a group so dedicated and energetic that many road games feel like home contests.
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May 5, 2014 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A decade ago, Churchill Downs was in the midst of a major renovation. A few hours before the 2004 Kentucky Derby, it really looked as if the world might end - lightning, thunder, a deluge. The area was quickly becoming a construction zone/flood zone. John Servis was waiting out the final hours in the barn, not far from the stall that housed the unbeaten Pennsylvania-bred Smarty Jones owned by Roy and Pat Chapman. The Philadelphia Park-based trainer had guided the Arkansas Derby to this moment flawlessly.
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November 1, 2013 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Columnist
AS YOU SIFT through my picks in the 14 Breeders' Cup races today and tomorrow, know that a few picks should be leveraged in multirace wagers. Read on and you will know which horses I like and which horses I really like. Building bets around your best opinions is the key to winning money over the next 2 days. And that is the best thing about horse racing. There is nothing subtle about the results - you either have more money than you started with or you don't. Today MARATHON 1. Indian Jones.
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June 4, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
As the riders approached the finish line of the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic at the always grueling Manayunk Wall, little separated Evelyn Stevens of California and Joelle Numainville of Montreal. In the final moments, the outcome of Sunday's race was still in doubt. "I closed my eyes and just dug deeper at the end," Stevens said. Her digging paid off. Both were clocked in the 60-mile race in 2 hours, 33 minutes and 25 seconds, but Stevens, a Massachusetts native competing for the Specialized-Lululemon team, crossed the finish line first to capture the $5,000 first prize in the women's race.
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May 25, 2013 | For The Inquirer
Owner Howard Taylor hopes Economy Terror can return to be a feared force among female pacers this season. The 4-year-old Economy Terror is among eight horses in Sunday's $250,000 Betsy Ross Mares Invitational at Harrah's Philadelphia. The field includes Anndrovette, who was voted harness racing's best older female pacer in 2012 and 2011, as well as defending champion Royal Cee Cee N. Sunday's 14-race card, which begins at 12:40 p.m., also includes the $250,000 Maxie Lee Memorial Invitational for older trotters.
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May 19, 2013 | Associated Press
BALTIMORE - Rosie Napravnik's motivation for winning the Preakness has little to do with making history. With a victory aboard Mylute on Saturday, Napravnik would become the first female jockey to capture the middle jewel of the Triple Crown. More important to her, though, it would serve as a triumphant return to Pimlico Race Course, where she launched her outstanding career. "You know what? It would be a great accomplishment, but that's not the reason I want to win it, because no other woman has won it before," she said.
NEWS
March 8, 2013
TWO WHITE MEN talked about race recently and, not surprisingly, got into trouble. One was a Supreme Court justice, which goes to show that even the mighty must be careful when treading the racial divide. No matter how good your intentions might be (or perhaps, how bad), you risk being misunderstood by people who make a very good living out of misunderstanding. Antonin Scalia was the first one to dip his toe into the roiling waters by observing that the Voting Rights Act might have run its course.
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