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George Gilmour dies

on 05/09/2007 2:00 AM
Noted horseman and long-time trainer-driver George T. Gilmour of Margate, Fla., died Monday. He was 72.   Born in Lucan, Ont., Mr. Gilmour hailed from a family deep in Standardbred racing history both in the United States and Canada. As a driver he won 1,802 races and the horses he drove earned $4,209,143 in purse money. From 1991 when the U.S. Trotting Association...
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New Masters at Georgian

on 05/09/2007 2:00 AM
Georgian Downs has announced a new $700,000 (C)(est.) stakes program for Ontario-sired 4 year olds and up--“The Masters Series”--offering four separate events, covering each sex and gait with $100,000(C) finals for each. The series will be restricted to Ontario-sired horses. “It’s an exciting program that we think our fans and horsepeople will love,” said Chris Rob...
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Oslo Grand Prix on Saturday

on 05/09/2007 2:00 AM
The Oslo Grand Prix, a prelude to the famed Elitlopp, will be held Saturday at the Bjerke track in Norway, and the field includes the top Swedish contender Gentleman.   The Oslo Grand Prix is contested over a distance of 2,100 meters.   Field for the Oslo Grand Prix Post--Horse (Driver) 1--Opal Viking (Jorma Kontio) 2--Super Light (Jørgen Westholm) 3--Gentleman (Thomas...
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Fout named at Winbak

on 05/09/2007 2:00 AM
One of the sport\'s most successful trainer-drivers, Jeff Fout, has been named trainer of young horses owned by one of the sport\'s most successful breeding organizations, Winbak Farm. The announcement was made jointly by Winbak Farm\'s founder, Joe Thomson, and general manager, Joe McLead. Fout, 55, a native of Grove City, Ohio, succeeds Eddie Howard, longtime Winbak trainer, who recently res...
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Gallo to Syracuse

on 05/09/2007 2:00 AM
Gallo Blue Chip, the richest pacing Standardbred of all time and 2000 Horse of the Year, will visit the inaugural New York Horse World Expo in Syracuse, N.Y., May 11 to 13. A winner of more than $4.2 million during his career on the track, the gelding has attracted crowds of admirers during his previous equine ambassador appearances.   The Horse World Expo will be presented for the first t...
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Elims set for Hempt Mem.

on 05/09/2007 2:00 AM
Two Max C. Hempt Memorial Pace elimination races for top 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings and four open paces will highlight this coming Saturday’s live racing program at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Total purses for the day will be $218,300.   Each year the Hempt attracts several of the top sophomore pacers from throughout North America and this year’s field is no different as 17 t...
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1:57 score in Isle Mile I

on 05/08/2007 2:00 AM
The 7-year-old veteran trotter Muscular combined a perfect pocket trip with a strong late charge down the lane to prevail in the featured $10,000 Isle Mile I Trot at Pompano Park on Monday in 1:57.   Driven from post one by owner and trainer Dave Mercer, Muscular was swift off the gate to make the lead in the Monday feature, but quickly yielded the top spot to race favorite Railee Possible...
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Gingras, Burke hot at YR

on 05/08/2007 2:00 AM
Monday night\'s card, which was dominated by driver Yannick Gingras and trainer Mickey Burke, was marred by an accident that unseated three drivers and killed a horse. In that $20,000 fifth-race pace, Gustavo N seemed to stick a toe in the track, unseating driver Cat Manzi and causing PH Outlaw and Samurai Sam to do the same to David Miller and Jim Meittinis, respectively.   Gustavo ...
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Redford special at Harr

on 05/08/2007 2:00 AM
Lloyd Arnold\'s Redford Hall ($3.40) captured the featured $19,200 Delaware Special Monday at Harrington Raceway in 1:53. Driven by Tony Morgan, the 4-year-old Cambest gelding yielded early to Village Blitz before making a quarter-pole move to the front where he set fractions of :26.4, :55.3 and 1:24.3 before blazing home in :28.3, holding off pocket-sitting Village Blitz and Yogi Bare, who ...
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Magic in Princess leg

on 05/08/2007 2:00 AM
After getting her feet wet in the Grassroots system of the OSS program as a rookie, it is crystal clear that Magic Maverick is ready, willing and able to take her game to a whole new level this season for trainer Bob McIntosh. The homebred daughter of Western Maverick–Pan Souci turned in her fastest mile to a date, a 1:53.1 clocking, with Randy Waples at the helm to win the Princess Series split...
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Canadian Hall nominees

on 05/08/2007 2:00 AM
Drivers Keith Clark, Bill Gale and Dave Wall, breeder Jack McNiven of Killean Acres, and horses Bettors Delight, Cathedra and Grandpa Jim have been nominated for induction into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame.   For over 30 years, Clark has been one of the most recognizable names in Western Canadian harness racing. In 2004, the resident of DeWinton, Alberta, ...
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Victoria Pace drivers wanted

on 05/08/2007 2:00 AM
Stephane Bouchard, the leading driver in North America during the 2003 campaign and currently third in driving victories this year with 286, will be among the participants when Monticello Raceway stages its Victoria Day Pace on Monday, May 21. The race, for drivers of Canadian heritage slated on Canada’s Victoria Day holiday, will be the fifth preliminary leg of the Mighty M’s year long Herita...
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Jugbarn.com ready to go

on 05/08/2007 2:00 AM
Even if you don’t own a horse, you can take now your best shot at winning the Little Brown Jug. Just go to www.jugbarn.com to create your own stable and participate in the Little Brown Jug Fantasy Stable contest.Modeled after the popular “Road to the Roses” contest for the Kentucky Derby, jugbarn.com allows players to select horses and accumulate points for each of the 14 scheduled cont...
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Eulogy for Terry Holton

on 05/08/2007 2:00 AM
Ohio horseman Terry Holton was laid to rest in his hometown of Newark, Ohio, on Monday, and his longtime friend Fritz Drake, who worked in Ohio harness racing for many years, including stints with the Ohio Horsemen\'s Association and the Ohio State Racing Commission, delivered a touching eulogy. Below is Drake\'s eulogy.   On behalf of Terry and his family, I would like ...
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Raider takes Hamilton Mem.

on 05/08/2007 2:00 AM
For the second consecutive week Vivacious Raider defeated the best pacing mares on the grounds at Monticello Raceway when she won the weekly $14,300 Preferred in a time of 1:57. The featured Mares Preferred Pace was named in honor of the late Bruce Hamilton, the dedicated and well-liked Executive Secretary of the New York Sire States who passed away four years ago-nearly to the day--afte...
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Lis Mara helps retired horses

on 05/08/2007 2:00 AM
Pacing champ Lis Mara and owners MJG Racing (Mike Gulotta) and Andy Willinger have teamed up to help horses in need through the Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF). Lisa Mara, the incredibly fast, award-winning pacer and his very generous owners are helping the SRF introduce its new Owner’s Percentage Program.   The program encourages owners with horses racing in New Jersey to d...
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Elsu\'s dam dies in NZ

on 05/08/2007 2:00 AM
Interchange, the dam of New Zealand’s champion pacer Elsu--and whose last foal is an Artsplace filly--has reportedly suddenly died at the age of 20. The cause of death was reported as a result of a twisted bowel caused by colic. Elsu is New Zealand’s all-time richest pacer. Among his greatest accomplishments was a six-week period in 2005 when he won the Hunter Cup and swept the Inter Dom...
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Cadillac wins in style

on 05/07/2007 2:00 AM
Hoosier Cadillac came from behind to win the $16,000 final of the Ralph and Dorothy Rose Series Sunday, with the 5-year-old Indiana-sired gelding sweeping the series. Hammering down the stretch after a huge opening, Hoosier Cadillac trotted to the wire in a time of 1:57 for a new career best. “I was just along for the ride tonight,” said driver Jay Cross. “We got away right where I tho...
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Tetrick scores six

on 05/07/2007 2:00 AM
Driver Tim Tetrick won six races Sunday at Harrington Raceway, giving him 393 victories for the year and 2,922 lifetime. Tetrick currently leads Tony Morgan as the nation\'s leading dash winner. Morgan has 294 victories. Coincidentally, the two are also atop Harrington\'s driving standings. Tetrick won the daily double with Sam\'s Clever Boy ($4.40) and Walks on Water N ($3.20), as well as the fi...
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Eight Levy finalists

on 05/07/2007 2:00 AM
The $475,000 final of the George Morton Levy Pacing Series will take place at Yonkers Raceway Saturday night, and it will feature the top eight point earners: Special Report, Pacific Renegade, Maltese Artist, Cheyenne Hollywood, Keystone Rodeo, Eyes On Kassa, Tarver Hanover and Mister Big.   At this point, given the speed and times to date, it would be a surprise if Silver Almahurst’s tra...
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