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Sophs shine at Springfield

August 15, 2004

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Three-year-olds were featured when the second day of Illinois Colt Stakes eliminations were raced over the one-mile oval at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield.

Hy’s Foxie Peggy and trainer-driver Erv Miller led through the three-quarters but were overtaken by Pixie’s Dixie Gal and driver Tony Morgan in 1:57.2.

The win was the daughter of Valley Victor's third for trainer Tom Harmer and owners Ciara Stable, Claude Powers, Douglas Jones and Michael Polansky.

Fox Valley Flan and Andy Miller tracked down Hoosier Peekabo and driver Patrick Berry to post the fastest mile by any trotter on Saturday. Posting a final quarter of :28.1, Fox Valley Flan crossed the wire in 1:55.1. She is trained by Erv Miller for Tanah Merah Farms.

Good And Plenty and driver-trainer Lavern Hostetler found trot late to win her division in 1:57.1. It was her sixth win in 16 starts.

Creative Lass won in 1:51.4 in the fastest of the three filly pacing divisions. Andy Miller drove the daughter of Art's Conquest for trainer Erv Miller and owners Ron Michelon and the estate of L. Willard Nelson.

Kan Wheel and driver Tim Tetrick scored in 1:53.1, pacing her final quarter in :26.3. A daughter of Armbro Mackintosh, Kan Wheel is trained by Jesse Delong, who shares ownership with Thomas and Sally Amundson.

Aries Conquest and driver Andy Miller coasted to a 1:56 win in the final filly pacing division. The daughter of Art's Conquest is owned by Tanah Merah Farms.

Camptown, a 3-year-old gelding by Sorcerer Hanover, won his trotting division in 1:57.4. Dale Hiteman drover for trainer John Nessa. Beerthirty, a sophomore son of Smokey Legend, won for driver Tony Morgan and trainer Tom Harmer in 1:58.1.

Fox Valley Gallant flew home in :25.2 to win the first of three divisions for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers in 1:51.1 for driver Eric Ledford. Enemy At The Gate won for the fifth straight time in 1:50.2 for driver Dave Magee. Dale Hiteman drove Live Out Loud to a 1:51.1 win in the finale.
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