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Six wins for Bouchard at Yonkers

on 10/20/2008 2:00 AM
Stephane Bouchard had such a Yonkers Raceway hot hand Monday night, he crossed the wire first five times, but won six races. After chasing home an odds-on winner in the opener, Bouchard won the $6,000, second-race trot with Quantum King Crab ($6.20) in 2:01.  He then won the $8,000, third-race pace with the people\'s preference Kronos Hanover ($2.80) in 1:57. His 4-5 charge tired in the lan...
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Lukas Rossi wins by five in Grassroots semifinals action

on 10/18/2008 2:00 AM
Two-year-old trotting colt Lukas Rossi extended his Grassroots win streak to three with an impressive victory in his $30,000 Semifinal at Flamboro Downs on Friday night. \"He’s all right this colt, he’s got some high speed,\" said trainer Ron O’Neill of Cambridge. \"He looks like he could be a really nice colt.\" In rein to Burlington resident Randy Fritz, the Roadshow Hall son stepped off...
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Top Illinois pacer Enzo The Baker succumbs at Maywood

on 10/18/2008 2:00 AM
Orange and Blue stakes champion Enzo The Baker, the No. 1 Illinois bred two-year-old male pacer, died of an apparent heart attack while warming up after the eighth race Friday night preparing for a start in the second (eleventh race) division of the Abe Lincoln stake at Maywood Park. Trainer Dave McCaffrey was taking his prize state-bred freshman star through his second warm-up when last week\'s ...
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Trio of Keystone Classic splits held Friday at The Meadows

on 10/18/2008 2:00 AM
Sand E Fiftyfive, who has chased home some of her division’s top fillies this year, grabbed the spotlight Friday at The Meadows when she captured a division of the $122,999 Keystone Classic for 2-year-old pacers. The stake was contested over three divisions, with Up Front Noel and Cams Van Go taking the other splits. Sand E Fiftyfive was a creditable second to Pedigree Snob in the Stan...
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McArdles Star and Dawn\'s Legacy prevail at Freehold

on 10/18/2008 2:00 AM
McArdles Star and Dawn’s Legacy paced career bests en route to winning their respective finals of the Lou Babic Memorial on October 18 at Freehold Raceway. McArdles Star prevailed in the second race, the $128,875 open division, in 1:55 while Dawn’s Legacy scored her first career tally in the sixth race, the $82,410 fillies division, in 1:56.2. The Lou Babic Memorial Finals are restricted to N...
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Field set for Governor\'s Cup, Valley Victory

on 10/18/2008 2:00 AM
Woodbine Racetrack hosted a second set of ‘Fall Four’ eliminations for two-year-olds on Saturday night with a Trio of splits in the Governor’s Cup for colt pacers and two eliminations for the Valley Victory for colt trotters. Nebupanezzar, Art Colony and Dial Or Nodial all emerged victorious in their respective Governor’s Cup tilts, with Art Colony turning in the fastest clocking - a 1:51...
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King Cat Anvil N wins Yonkers feature

on 10/18/2008 2:00 AM
A week after going the distance in the high-conditioned ranks, King Cat Anvil N took home Yonkers Raceway Saturday night honors in the $40,000 Open Handicap Pace. With Jordan Stratton keeping it in the family for trainer David Stratton, the 11-1 proposition--leaving from position No. 6--worked out a second-over trip. He sat quielty as Glass Pack (Eric Abbatiello) had to work for the lead. That on...
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Armbro Dynamic scores at Pompano in 1:52

on 10/18/2008 2:00 AM
Armbro Dynamic ($6.80), given a head-up drive by Wally Hennessey, captured the $14,000 feature pace at the isle pompano park on Saturday, silencing the competition with a 1:52 performance. The five year-old son of Western Hanover darted out of the gate from post five into an early lead only to relinquish the top spot, briefly, to Mahdi, who looped the field from the outside post for Joe Pavia, Jr...
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Favorites toppled in Indiana Sires Stakes finals

on 10/18/2008 2:00 AM
Indiana Downs played host to four Indiana Sires Stakes finals for freshman pacers and trotters Saturday night, October 18. In each of the $80,000 contests the favorite failed to reach the winner’s circle as a parade of upsets set the tone. The first of the finals, carded as race three, produced a mild upset as Dr. Luel Overstreet’s Livnluvn Bluegrass scored a 2:00.3 triumph in the finale for ...
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Hawthorne Race Course among bidders for 10th Illinois casino

on 10/17/2008 2:00 AM
The Illinois Gaming Board has received seven bids—from $60 million to $435 million—for the state’s 10th casino license, according to published reports, and among the bidders is the estate of late Hawthorne Race Course owner Thomas Carey. The intention would be to build the casino at the race track in Stickney.   The $435 million top bid came from Trilliant Gaming Illinois LLC, which w...
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Hogies Cam wins 21st of year at Monticello

on 10/17/2008 2:00 AM
National season’s leader Hogies Cam, a 10-year-old altered son of Camluck, won for the 21st time this year when Jordan Stratton guided him to a three length victory in a time of 1:59.4 on Thursday at Monticello Raceway. The pacer continues to be the winningest horse in North America this year. With his triumph Hogies Cam now leads runner-up Special Character by four wins, 21-17. The pacer...
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Okusko wins four at Vernon

on 10/17/2008 2:00 AM
Having returned from a successful summer stint on the New York Sire Stakes circuit and, more recently, three weeks at The Red Mile in Lexington, Ky., two-time defending dash winning driving champ Howard Okusko Jr. collected four victories at Vernon Downs on Thursday night, including a 1:56.2 outing behind Cyber Hall in the $9,000 featured seventh session. Okusko, currently fourth on this season...
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Southwind Lynx to stand at Walnut Hall Ltd.

on 10/17/2008 2:00 AM
Southwind Lynx p,3,1:48.3 ($1,448,501) will stand at Walnut Hall Ltd. in Lexington, Ky., for a fee of $3,000, beginning with the forthcoming 2009 breeding season. The announcement was made by Alan J. Leavitt, president of Walnut Hall Ltd., which is owned by his wife, Meg Jewett. Southwind Lynx is the fastest and richest son of Real Artist, by Artsplace, out of Luxury Class, by Jate Lobell. ...
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Badlands Nitro to stand stud at Winbak of New York

on 10/17/2008 2:00 AM
Owners John Celii and George Teague announced Friday that they have agreed to a stallion management agreement with Winbak Farm to stand world champion millionaire Badlands Nitro at Winbak Farm of New York.   “We are excited about this opportunity. We wanted to acquire a feature Western Hanover line stallion for our New York breeding facility. Having the opportunity to stand...
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Artimittateslife, Cheyenne Trish score Lady Maud elims

on 10/17/2008 2:00 AM
Eager to court the female vote, Yonkers Raceway Friday night hosted eliminations for next Saturday\'s $381,030 Lady Maud Pace final. Fourteen 3-year-old fillies were daintily divided into a pair of $20,000 elimination events, with the first four finishers in each trial returning Oct. 25. Artimittateslife left here on a roll, and the lone $30,000 supplemental entrant into this race...
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Ritchie guides two of three Goldsmith Maid elimination winners

on 10/17/2008 2:00 AM
The man known as ‘Trottin’ Trevor Ritchie reined home two of Friday night’s three elimination winners in the Goldsmith Maid for two-year-old filly trotters at Woodbine Racetrack. He clicked first in the opening split when he guided Tuscan Gal to a wire-to-wire victory in 1:58. The daughter of Andover Hall - Duxelle Hanover held on bravely for a head decision over a closing Elusive Desire wi...
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Favorites fall in Three Diamonds splits

on 10/17/2008 2:00 AM
A pair of upset victories - the first by Notjustaprettyface and the second by Special Sweetheart - highlighted Friday night’s two $23,000 Three Diamonds eliminations for two-year-old filly pacers at Woodbine Racetrack. In the opening split, Notjustaprettyface left sharply and ducked into the two hole for driver Jason Brewer behind pacesetting Break The News and Jody Jamieson. The top pair raced...
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Hennessey bags six Friday at Pompano

on 10/17/2008 2:00 AM
Harness driver Wally Hennessey had the hot hands Friday at the Isle Pompano Park, winning six races on the program, including the $14,000 feature pace for mares with Lucy Lucy in a lifetime mark of 1:52.3. The fifth race main event started off with newcomer Biggest Big Bertha (Bruce Ranger), an 11-race winner this year, shooting to the early lead with Hypnotize (Dan Clements) in second place by t...
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Prime Interest yields Saratoga feature

on 10/17/2008 2:00 AM
Track-record holder Prime Interest continued his recent dominance of the older trotting division at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway on Friday, posting his second straight powerful victory when taking the featured $15,000 Open Trot in 1:56.2. Driven from post five by Frank Coppola Jr., Prime Interest never faced any serious pressure en route to an easy victory, cutting the mile in :28, :57.2, and 1:2...
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Filly trotter overcomes post 10 to take Balmoral feature

on 10/16/2008 2:00 AM
    The daylong rains and chilly conditions did nothing to dampen the spirits of Sandbur Farms and Doug Hamilton’s Tropical Caprice as she splashed home with a thrilling head decision in 2:00.3 over a \"sloppy\" track to win the $50,650 Violet Stakes fpr 2-year-old filly trotters Wednesday at Balmoral Park.   Kept well off the early proceedings after drawing post position...
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