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Vivid Photo trots in 1:51.2 in Red Mile open

on 09/29/2007 2:00 AM
Vivid Photo led wire to wire to win the $10,000 Allerage Farm Open Trot Saturday at The Red Mile, with his 1:51.2 effort equaling Corleone Kosmos and Donato Hanover as the fastest trotters of 2007. Trainer-driver Roger Hammer was in the sulky behind Vivid Photo as he clicked off fractions of :28.1, :56 and 1:24 for closing out his mile with a final quarter of :27.2.   Yonkers Trot winner Gr...
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Donato Hanover notches 17th in a row

on 09/29/2007 2:00 AM
Donato Hanover coasted to his 17th straight victory and ninth in as many starts this year with an effortless 1:52 victory in the first of two $136,000 Bluegrass divisions for 3-year-old colt trotters Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile. With Ron Pierce driving, Donato Hanover coasted to the win which pushed his seasonal earnings to more than $1.9 million.   Pierce got away first from post tw...
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Big efforts in Buegrass 3CP divisions

on 09/29/2007 2:00 AM
Always A Virgin, coming off his third-place finish in the Little Brown Jug final last week, captured the first of three divisions of the $280,000 Bluegrass for 3-year-old colt pacers Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile. Brian Sears drove the son of Western Ideal to the 1:49.1 victory, brushing to the front past the quarter and leading the rest of the distance.   Running Book finished second ...
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Jereme\'s Jet time-trials in 1:47

on 09/29/2007 2:00 AM
Jereme\'s Jet, with John Campbell driving, time-trialed in 1:47 flat Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile, the third fastest mile in history, behind only Cambest\'s 1:46.1 time trial in 1993 at Springfield, Ill., and Holborn Hanover\'s 1:46.4 win in the U.S. Pacing Championship at the Meadowlands last year.   Jereme\'s Jet posted fractions of :27.2, :53.3 and 1:20.1 before closing out his mil...
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Indiana awards 2008 race dates

on 09/28/2007 2:00 AM
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission awarded 2008 race dates Thursday, Sept. 27 with 151 days of racing allocated to the state’s harness horsemen. Hoosier Park will host a 71-day program, while Indiana Downs will offer 80 days of racing. The 2008 calendar provides for eight more days of racing than the 2007 schedule. Hoosier Park’s program will begin April 5 and conclude July 6. The Anderson o...
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Steroid regulation approved in Indiana

on 09/28/2007 2:00 AM
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission unanimously approved regulations Thursday, Sept. 27 aimed at regulating the use of steroids in the state’s racing industry. The rules will go into effect Jan. 1, 2008, with an implementation date of April 1. Despite the move to curb abuse, some industry groups were not in favor of the regulations, which are based on those developed by the Racing Medication&nbs...
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KHHA inducts Carter Duer, David Johnston

on 09/28/2007 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Harness Horsemen\'s Association (KHHA) inducted Carter Duer and the late David Johnston into the association\'s Hall of Fame Tuesday night at the historic Round Barn on the grounds of The Red Mile.   Duer, a native of Virginia, began his career at Castleton Farm and served as the farm manager at Kentuckiana Farms before beginning his Peninsula Farm venture in Lexingto...
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Jewelry auction at sale to benefit HHYF

on 09/28/2007 2:00 AM
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation will be having a Silent Auction during the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale in Lexington, KY on October 3–7. Due to the generosity of Art Strozewski and Bow River Jewelry, there will be five collections of exquisite jewelry including an equine-themed ensemble, an onyx and mother of pearl set, and a wonderful diamond slide, necklace and earrings.  In a...
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Donato camp surprised by no detention

on 09/28/2007 2:00 AM
With seven Bluegrass divisions for 2 –and 3-year-old colt pacers on the Saturday program at The Red Mile, the two Bluegrass splits for 3-year-old colt trotters will not race out of detention, and that has left trainer Steve Elliott unhappy. Elliott told harnessracing.com he likely would not have entered his star trotter Donato Hanover in the Bluegrass had he known it would not be raced out of th...
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Backstretch with Gordon-Friday

on 09/28/2007 2:00 AM
What a glorious Friday morning in Lexington as there isn’t a cloud in the sky, compared to yesterday afternoon’s monsoon that soaked The Red Mile midway through the card. If you are headed to the famed clay oval over the weekend, plan on great conditions as well as great race cards.   Before I get to today, I need to look back at last night’s Kentucky Hall of Fame ceremonies which saw...
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Gabby Glide\'s 1:52.3 sets world mark

on 09/28/2007 2:00 AM
Gabby Glide, a 4-year-old gelding by Yankee Glide, lowered the world record for older gelding trotters on a five-eighths mile track with his 1:52.3 victory at Harrah’s Chester on Thursday, Sept. 27.   With Tim Tetrick driving, Gabby Glide raced third to the quarter (:27.1), then took command and set remaining panels of :56.4 and 1:24.1 before trotting home in :28.2 to post the new world m...
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Three filly trot divisions contested at Red Mile

on 09/28/2007 2:00 AM
Pampered Princess, floated out of the gate by driver John Campbell before taking the lead shortly before the quarter, led the rest of the way to win the third $91,000 Bluegrass division for 3-year-old filly trotters Friday afternoon at The Red Mile.   After making her last four starts against her male peers, Pampered Princess returned to face her own division and she proved she was still at...
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Hana Hanover equals world mark in Bluegrass

on 09/28/2007 2:00 AM
Hana Hanover equaled the world record for 3-year-old filly pacers on a mile track with a 1:49.2 victory in the third of three divisions of the $233,000 Bluegrass under cloudless skies at The Red Mile Friday afternoon.   Driven by George Brennan, Hana Hanover got away fourth and waited patiently as Cabana Fever and then Liberty Skiberty led through first-half fractions of :26.3 and :55. Bren...
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U.S. to host 2008 Amateur World Cup

on 09/28/2007 2:00 AM
The North American Amateur Drivers Association will host the 2008 World Cup of Amateur Racing  and although the events are still a long way off, NAADA president Joe Faraldo is beginning to plan an itinerary  for the countries that will participate. \"We (NAADA) last hosted the World Cup of Amateur Racing in 1988 and it was a huge success because of the high quality of ...
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Alastor Hanover paces 1:54 at fair

on 09/27/2007 2:00 AM
At the end of the three days at the Bloomsburg fair, the main topic of conversation around the central Pennsylvania oval remained a $1,050 race that was paced in 1:54.  That was the clocking posted by Alastor Hanover, a 4-year-old pacing son of Rustler Hanover, in winning a free-for-all event on Tuesday.   Veteran watchers of the Pennsylvania scene probably detect...
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Backstretch with Gordon--Thursday

on 09/27/2007 2:00 AM
It’s Thursday and it’s Backstretch With Gordon, but Gordon didn’t really want to be on The Red Mile backstretch as the long-awaited rain finally arrived, and although it’s nice since it’s been something like a year and a half since it last rained in Lexington, couldn’t it have waited another two weeks?   It stormed pretty good early this morning, and I understood that the main t...
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Wild Man Bill upsets in Green Acres final

on 09/27/2007 2:00 AM
Wild Man Bill ($23.60) nipped Orient Address for a nose victory in the $35,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Green Acres final for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings, the featured race on Wednesday at Freehold Raceway.   The Banker Hall colt trotted the mile in 2:03, scoring his first win in his sixth career start. He has two seconds and one third to his credit.  &n...
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Southern Rain wins at Pompano

on 09/27/2007 2:00 AM
Mark Rorabeck’s juvenile trotter Southern Rain visited the Pompano Park winner’s circle for the third straight time on Wednesday when capturing his $5,478 leg of the Sunshine State Stakes for 2-year-old Florida-bred colts and geldings in 2:02.1.   Driven from post two by Bruce Ranger, Southern Rain was unhurried through the early stages of Wednesday’s race, finding a spot on the...
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Go Nano Go takes Harrington open

on 09/27/2007 2:00 AM
J&E Stable Inc.\'s Go Nano Go ($6.40, Eddie Davis Jr.) took the $22,000 featured Junior Open Trot in 1:57.2 Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. The 6-year-old Balanced Image gelding was sent for the lead from post three and assumed command from eventual pocket-sitter Bud Ross to the quarter mile in :29.3. \"Nano\" led the field of seven through fractions of :59 and 1:28. He outlasted Bud Ross an...
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Horse racing discussion at Monmouth

on 09/27/2007 2:00 AM
Anthony Perretti was among the speakers at an event organized by New Jersey State Assemblywoman Jennifer Beck to highlight the needs of the racing industry in the Garden State, particularly related to purses and pressures from neighboring states with slots-enhanced revenues. The discussion was held at Monmouth Park, which will host the Breeders Cup next month.   Also in attendance were As...
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