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Laddie takes Gold final

on 10/02/2006 2:00 AM
Two-year-old trotting colt Laddie stormed around Mohawk Racetrack on Sunday night to claim his fifth straight victory and his first Gold final title. In what has become their trademark style, fan favorites Laddie and driver Paul MacDonell eased away from post six into seventh spot in the 10-horse field while Think Gold and Chelemark Porter battled to a :27.4 opening quarter. With Chelemark Port...
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Is her career nearly over?

on 10/02/2006 2:00 AM
After being used twice in the mile in the Milton Stakes final raced over a \"sloppy\" track at Mohawk Saturday night, three-time Dan Patch Award winner Loyal Opposition faded to seventh, nearly eight lengths behind the 1:51.2-winning Glowing Report. Trainer Erv MIller told harnessracing.com Monday that he was still hoping to race the 6-year-old mare in the Allerage Farms Series this Saturday at Th...
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Frequent flyer MacDonald

on 10/02/2006 2:00 AM
Bluegrass Airport in Lexington, Ky., was a busy place late Saturday afternoon as drivers who competed earlier at The Red Mile were scattering to go to other tracks on chartered planes to race that night. Mark MacDonald and several other Ontario-based drivers had a private plane waiting to take them back to Mohawk, while Andy Miller was heading to Chicago\'s Balmoral Park and Dave Palone had a flig...
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Mich. ORC adds Post

on 10/02/2006 2:00 AM
Michigan Racing Commissioner Christine White announced Monday that Gary Post has been named deputy racing commissioner in charge of regulatory operations for the Office of Racing Commissioner (ORC) effective immediately. “We are extremely pleased to welcome Gary Post as our new deputy racing commissioner,” said White. \"Gary\'s significant expertise in law enforcement and recent involvement...
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Mr. Feelgood beaten

on 10/01/2006 2:00 AM
Little Brown Jug winner Mr. Feelgood was beaten Saturday night at Mohawk in his first start since his victory in the pacing classic. He settled for fifth in an Ontario Sire Stakes Gold elimination. Instead, Mark Megens and division leader Stormaway stole the victory. Leaving from post four, Megens engineered fractions of :28.3, :58.2 and 1:26.3 for former Ontario Sire Stakes Gold final champ...
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A romp in the sand again

on 09/30/2006 2:00 AM
Tintabella N put in a game performance for driver Daryl Bier and scored a determined half-length victory in Pompano Park’s $10,000 Open Handicap Pace for the mares on Friday night. The 5-year-old daughter of Tinted Cloud, owned by Bier along with Glenn Del Russo, earned her ninth win of the year in 19 starts to send her bankroll for the year to $45,175. Her mile was negotiated in 1:53.3 in pi...
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Majestic Son wins again

on 09/30/2006 2:00 AM
Majestic Son won one of two Ontario Sire Stakes Gold eliminations for 3-year-old colt trotters at Mohawk Friday night with a 1:56 effort, drawing clear to win by 4 3/4 lengths over Investor, with B Cor Rennegade third. Driver Trevor Ritchie sent Majestic son to the lead past the half-mile pole and then cruised to the victory. Trained by Mark Steacy and owned by Majestic Son Stable, Majestic Son...
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Backstretch with Gordon

on 09/30/2006 2:00 AM
Friday night would have been a great night, considering the company, but watching the Tigers blow a 5-0 lead and going a game up on already-lost Minnesota with two to play, was depressing. Still, having dinner with the USTA’s Paul Ramlow and then later talking with Kevin Decker of ExpressBet for about an hour, made it a nice evening. It was another fine day of racing at The Red Mile on Friday...
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Accident at The Meadows

on 09/30/2006 2:00 AM
Drivers Tim Twaddle and J.C. Miller Jr. went down in an accident in the first race at The Meadows Friday night, but both escaped serious injury. Twaddle’s horse, In Town Two Win, stumbled and fell. Miller, driving Vesuvio Grande, could not avoid the fallen horse. Both drivers were taken to a local hospital via ambulance. Later that night Twaddle returned to the track to pick up his belongings...
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Today @ Lexington

on 09/30/2006 2:00 AM
Today @ Lexington is now available by clicking on the banner on the right side of this home page. Today\'s sheet has a wrap-up of Friday\'s racing action, including trainer Jimmy Takter\'s thoughts on his filly trotter Passionate Glide. Also, we take a look at the upcoming Lexington Selected Yearling Sale, and you can also find out session averages from the 2005 sale and which stallions were the t...
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Preps to Sand Vic, Holborn

on 09/30/2006 2:00 AM
Sand Vic, leaving from the outside nine post in the $10,000 Allerage Farms prep race for older trotters, scored a 1:54 victory and Holborn Hanover kicked off cover to take the pacing Allerage elim in 1:49.3 at The Red Mile Saturday afternoon. While the skies were still a clear blue, Brian Sears drove Sand Vic to the horse\'s ninth win of the year, nine more wins that he had all of 2005. Fini...
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Three Transylvania splits

on 09/30/2006 2:00 AM
The steady Make You Mine used that attribute to his advantage in the lead-off division of the Transylvania Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile, winning in 1:54.1. The second division, contested in a steady drizzle over a track tightened up to hold up to the rain, went to Matchstick Man while the third split, conducted while a steady rain fell, went to Bacardi Lindy (1:53.3). Driver Mike Lachance...
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New Windsor track planned

on 09/30/2006 2:00 AM
Windsor Raceway will soon be razed and moved outside of Windsor, Ont., to the town of Tecumseh. Saturday’s edition of the Windsor Star reported that the town of Tecumseh had announced its approval for a planned sports venue--including a racetrack and 6,500-seat area--on 150 acres at a property along Highway 401. The town of Tecumseh, which is located east of Windsor, will provide a $15 millio...
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2YO pacing colts compete

on 09/30/2006 2:00 AM
The Bluegrass for 2-year-old pacing colts resulted in big wins on a big stage for Ideal Vintage (1:53.4), Forensic Z Tam (1:53), Pandora’s Sox (1:53), Allamerican Bomber (1:52.4) and Kenneth J (1:52.3). Ideal Vintage, a colt by Western Ideal, picked up his first major stakes win for trainer Jimmy Takter. As in the Little Brown Jug, Mark MacDonald handled the driving for Takter. Forensic Z ...
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Shark Gesture likes Lex

on 09/30/2006 2:00 AM
The rain-dulled track set the stage for rather routine victories by Perfect Union (1:50.4) and Shark Gesture (1:51) in the two Bluegrass divisions for 3-year-old pacing colts Saturday at The Red Mile. After passing the halfway point in :54.2 and the three-quarter mark in 1:22.4 in the second division, Shark Gesture turned back challenges by Jandj Art and Dave Panlone in late stretch to win. Tra...
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Dead heat in Key. Classic

on 09/30/2006 2:00 AM
Pennsylvania Sire Stakes champion Wetern Graduate was caught by her stablemate Jayne\'s Character at the wire in a $45,900 Keystone Classic division at The Meadows Saturday night, resulting in a 1:55 dead heat for win. With Dave Palone driving, Western Graduate set fractions of :27.2, :57.4 and 1:26.4 and appeared on her way to an easy victory. But Jayne\'s Characterwas in high gear for driver ...
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Glowing Report wins Milton

on 09/30/2006 2:00 AM
Glowing Report, driven by David Miller, captured the $393,750(C) Milton final at Mohawk Racetrack Saturday night, giving the 5-year-old mare her fifth victory this season. She covered the sloppy oval in 1:51.2, winning by one length over Marnie Hall. Burning Point was the pacesetter in the race but faded and finished ninth. Loyal Opposition made a first-over move and finished seventh.
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Trump aces NJSS test

on 09/29/2006 2:00 AM
Four Starz Trump out-trotted Drill Sergeant Sam to the wire in 2:00.1 to win the $35,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Green Acres Final for 3-year-old colts and geldings Thursday afternoon, Sept. 28, at Freehold Raceway. With Greg Morton driving, Four Starz Trump took the lead early and then sat behind Drill Sergeant Sam and driver Jim Marshall III until the stretch, where he pulled away to win by 1 ...
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P-Glide in Bluegrass Friday

on 09/29/2006 2:00 AM
Passionate Glide looks to keep her unblemished 2006 record intact for the Takter stable in the first $99,300 Bluegrass division Friday afternoon, Sept. 29, at The Red Mile. She has won all nine of her starts and $833,750 this season for owner Brittany Farms, most recently the $234,500 Moni Maker final here at The Red Mile. Ron Pierce has driven the Yankee Glide filly throughout her remarkable care...
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Backstretch with Gordon

on 09/29/2006 2:00 AM
Once again, what a difference a day makes. Cold and wet yesterday but not a cloud in the sky today as I walked the backstretch at The Red Mile this morning. What an afternoon of upsets on yesterday’s card, starting off with a surprising John Campbell payoff of $89.60 in the first race. The best sight of the day to me was outside the paddock between races when I spotted Ron Pierce and Mike Lac...
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