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114th Ky. Futurity draw

on 10/04/2006 2:00 AM
Top 3-year-old trotting colts Glidemaster and Chocolatier drew into the first of two eliminations for Saturday\'s 114th Kentucky Futurity at The Red Mile, with the Hambletonian winner and World Trotting Derby winner landing posts six and seven, respectively. The pair are among 14 sophomore colts and geldings that will go postward in a pair of eliminations, with the top five in each returning for t...
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Magic--A world record!

on 10/04/2006 2:00 AM
Possess The Magic set a new world record for 2-year-old trotting fillies Wednesday afternoon at The Red Mile, posting a 1:54.2 victory in one of five divisions of the $364,000 International Stallion Stakes (ISS). The time broke the mark set just one week ago by Pampered Princess. Mike Lachance was in the sulky behind the daughter of Self Possessed, who defeated Satu and Likely Volo on her way t...
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Wednesday Red Mile winners

on 10/04/2006 2:00 AM
Here are the winners of the late-closing events on the Wednesday afternoon card at The Red Mile: 1st race--$12,000 late-closer for 2-year-old colt & gelding trotters The Bosses Lindy (John Campbell) 1:57 2nd race--$12,000 late-closer for 2-year-old colt & gelding trotters Swanderful (Charlie Norris) 1:58 5th race--$12,000 late-closer for 2-year-old colt & gelding trotters Extra Strengt...
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Cardinal and Violet elims

on 10/04/2006 2:00 AM
The Cardinal Stakes elimination proved to be a stroll in the park for Vapor Maker as he made every call a winning one in a career best of 1:57.4 at Balmoral Park Tuesday night, Oct. 3. Under no urging whatsoever from driver Brent Holland, Vapor Maker trotted home in :29 to win by 5 ¾ lengths for co-owners Bruce & Dean Alexander and Connie & Homer Hochstetler. Homer Hochstetler trains the son o...
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Marohn in spill at Colonial

on 10/04/2006 2:00 AM
Driver Jim Marohn Jr. escaped serious injury from a scary chain-reaction spill in the sixth race at Colonial Downs Tuesday night, Oct. 3. Marohn was taken to Bon Secours Memorial Regency Medical Center in nearby Mechanicsville. X-rays were negative and he was released Tuesday night with a headache and a bruised lower back. The accident occurred around the five-sixteenths pole as Five Somewhere...
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Artistic Fella won\'t race

on 10/04/2006 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Pace winner Artistic Fella will not be supplemented to this Saturday’s Tattersalls Pace. Trainer Steve Elliott said he trained the colt at The Red Mile Tuesday morning, but scoped him afterward and found mucous. Although Artistic Fella, a winner of 10 straight races, showed signs of illness when he was scoped, Elliott said the colt paced his last quarter in his training mile in :2...
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Baseball at Pompano Park?

on 10/04/2006 2:00 AM
Pompano Park is being pitched as a new location for a baseball stadium for the Florida Marlins. According to reports, local government officials have been in talks with the Marlins for several months. “There are possibilities,” said Pompano Beach Mayor John Rayson, who told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that he has toured the track with representatives of the Marlins and the track’s owne...
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HRTV to cover Red Mile

on 10/04/2006 2:00 AM
HorseRacing TV\'s (TM) exclusive coverage of the fabled Red Mile\'s two-week Grand Circuit meeting will reach a rousing conclusion on Saturday, Oct. 7, when it airs the $600,000 Kentucky Futurity, the second leg of Trotting\'s Triple Crown. HRTV\'s duo of Standardbred experts, Peter Lurie and Kevin Decker, will anchor the network\'s coverage from the studio. The 114th edition of the Kentuck...
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Backstretch with Gordon

on 10/04/2006 2:00 AM
The dog days of summer are back in Lexington. Or at least today it will feel like summer as the high today is expected to reach the mid 80s. It was a glorious morning at The Red Mile as there wasn’t a cloud in the sky and there were plenty of things going on. The first person I saw walking into the backstretch was, of course, John Cashman, who was proudly wearing his New York Yankees hat. I d...
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Harr handles $1.1 mil

on 10/03/2006 2:00 AM
A new single night high for total handle ($1.1 million) was set at Harrington Raceway Monday. The old mark of $963,000 (est.) was established on May 8, 2006. The Monday card on Delaware\'s half-mile racetrack typically produces the top overnight events and has the highest purse distribution of the track\'s five live racing days during the week. Three $16,500 winners-over divisions were conteste...
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Filly sets career mark

on 10/03/2006 2:00 AM
Constance Hall became the fifth 2-year-old trotting filly to claim a Gold final title with an impressive 1:58.3 triumph at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday evening. The Striking Sahbra daughter and driver Steve Condren went straight to the front from post six and cruised through fractions of :28.4, :59 and 1:29 before cranking up the tempo through the last quarter to hit the wire four lengths ahead of t...
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Siegel sets amateur mark

on 10/03/2006 2:00 AM
David Siegel became the world\'s fastest amateur driver recently when he directed the 5-year-old Dream Away gelding My Roomie to a 1:52.2 victory at Cal Expo. The time lowered the mark set by Mal Burroughs when he drove Malabar Man to a 1:53.1 win in the first heat of the World Trotting Derby at Du Quoin in 1997. The fastest pacing mile by an amateur driver was Kevin Holcomb\'s 1:53.3 win with Wan...
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No boys for P Glide

on 10/03/2006 2:00 AM
Passionate Glide earned her 10th win of the year in as many starts on Sept. 29 with a nearly eight-length win in her division of the Bluegrass at The Red Mile. Next, the 3-year-old trotting filly will try for victories 11 and 12 in Saturday’s $300,000 Kentucky Filly Futurity. The race is contested in heats. Although there was some temptation to start Passionate Glide in Saturday’s $600,000 ...
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Yonkers delayed again

on 10/03/2006 2:00 AM
Today was the day Yonkers Raceway was hoping to open the first phase of its $240 million video lottery casino, but the \"soft opening\" has reportedly been delayed until early next week. Track officials had contemplated opening over the weekend but decided against having the new staff have to deal with the large crowds that were expected. The delay has prompted track officials to contemplate ho...
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Underwood named at KHRA

on 10/03/2006 2:00 AM
Lisa Underwood, the attorney for the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority, has been appointed its executive director by Gov. Ernie Fletcher, replacing Jim Gallagher who resigned for family reasons. Underwood had been deputy commissioner for the Department of Public Protection. \"I grew up in Lexington going to the horse races, and have always enjoyed it,\" Underwood told the Louisville Courier-Journ...
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Artsplace at famed vet clinic

on 10/03/2006 2:00 AM
Artsplace, one of the sport’s leading pacing sires, has foundered and is in a life-threatening condition at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center. The 18-year-old son of Abercrombie stands at stud at Southwind Farm in New Jersey, where he has been stabled since retiring from the track in late 1992. Artsplace has sired 14 million-dollar winners including $2.7 million earner Art ...
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14 entered in Filly Futurity

on 10/03/2006 2:00 AM
Passionate Glide brings her 10-race unbeaten streak in 2006 in the first of two eliminations for the Kentucky Filly Futurity Friday afternoon, Oct. 6, at The Red Mile. Fourteen 3-year-old filly trotters were entered into this year’s Filly Futurity, with the names divided evenly into two eliminations. The elims are races five and six, with the second heat scheduled as the ninth race. Here is t...
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A dozen to go in Garnsey

on 10/03/2006 2:00 AM
Twelve 3-year-old filly pacers will go postward in one single $296,000 division of the Glen Garnsey Memorial Friday afternoon at The Red Mile. Defending divisional champion My Little Dragon drew post one with driver Brian Sears, while Jugette winner Eternity’s Delight landed the outside post 10 for driver David Miller. Here is the draw for the Glen Garnsey Memorial Pace: PP Horse (Named Dr...
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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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