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Let\'s gogogo to Balmoral

on 10/25/2006 2:00 AM
Blackfoot Farms\' Mogo On The Gogogo won the 2006 Sarah Myers Stakes, the final “major” test for Illinois conceived and foaled 2 year olds, Tuesday night at Balmoral Park. A full field of 10 trotting fillies was sent postward in race three with a purse of $36,000 on the line. With possible divisional honors at stake, Mogo On The Gogogo stepped to the head of the class with a convincing 3 1/4-l...
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Lily blooms at Harrington

on 10/25/2006 2:00 AM
Freida Ivory\'s Canaco Lily ($6) won her fouth straight race Tuesday at Harrington Raceway in one of three $13,700 Junior Open divisions for fillies and mares in 1:56.2 on a brisk and windy evening of racing. Driven by George Dennis, the 7-year-old Jeremys Gambit mare left from post five and got away third behind pacesetter Rakalees N and Bayland Lady. Lily didn\'t receive room until the stretc...
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Lillian McCarty Dies

on 10/25/2006 2:00 AM
Lillian McCarty, the personal secretary for the late Col. and Mrs. H. Willis Nichols Jr. of Walnut Hall Farm, died Monday, Oct. 23, in Harrodsburg, Ky. She was 82. Mrs. McCarty worked at the famed Standardbred nursery outside Lexington for 50 years.
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Turnaround for Dave Panlone

on 10/25/2006 2:00 AM
What a turnaround it has been for Dave Panlone, as the 3-year-old colt pacer has gone from being winless in four months—as well as being a last-minute scratch out of the Little Brown Jug eliminations after coming up lame—to being the morning-line favorite in Saturday’s Breeders Crown at Woodbine. Dave Panlone had been getting solid, rail-hugging trips in some of the summer’s biggest rac...
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Elliott hoping for BC wins

on 10/25/2006 2:00 AM
You might call the Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Colt Pace Saturday at Woodbine a “Steve Elliott bookend race” as the trainer landed post one and 10 with his two entries Western Guy and Artistic Fella, respectively. It’s Artistic Fella, and Donato Hanover, the favorite in the Crown final for 2-year-old colt trotters, who could give Elliott a pair of divisional champions with wins on Saturday. ...
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Condren\'s Crown hopefuls

on 10/25/2006 2:00 AM
Steve Condren, whose 50th birthday won’t arrive until next July, well after he is back north after wintering in Florida, continues to be one of the most consistent sulky practitioners in the sport. Saturday night at Woodbine, Condren will be center stage as he makes four appearances in the eight-race Breeders Crown extravaganza. For Condren, who got his first victory in 1977 at Orangeville Ra...
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Looking for a Crown diamond

on 10/25/2006 2:00 AM
Adam Bowden and his father Chris decided to get into the breeding and racing of harness horses in mid-2005. After 25-year-old Adam “spent half my summer riding around Kentucky with real estate agents,” the pair was able to purchase the ACL Farm of Swedish horseman John Magnusson, renamed it Diamond Creek Farm, and then sought out to populate the operation. “At first we thought about eight...
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Muscle & Photo at Vernon

on 10/25/2006 2:00 AM
Mr. Muscleman and Vivid Photo, two of the top trotters in the world, are set to face off in the $20,000 Invitational Handicap Trot at Vernon Downs Saturday night. Mr Muscleman will be coming off an impressive 1:52.1 victory in the $40,050 Open Trot at Woodbine. Vivid Photo will make his first start since trotting in 1:50.2 at Colonial Downs to equal the world record for trotters. The $20,000 In...
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Win was quick & deadly

on 10/24/2006 2:00 AM
Mildred Ventriglio\'s Quick And Deadly continued his stellar campaign at Harrington Raceway with a 1:52.3 triumph in the featured $22,000 Open Monday. Driven by Tony Morgan, the 7-year-old Western Hanover gelding settled fifth behind the early dueling leader Jr. Mint (Brad Hanners), who had Night Mystery (Yannick Gingras) caught on the outside with sizzling early fractions of :26.2 and :54. Kin...
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Arledge has Crown trio

on 10/24/2006 2:00 AM
Jim Arledge Jr. is no stranger to Breeders Crown competition, even if he might not be a household name. While harness racing fans probably are not surprised to see trainers like Jimmy Takter, George Teague Jr. and Steve Elliott each with a handful of horses in Saturday night’s finals at Woodbine, Arledge also has top contenders in three events this weekend. Arledge will send out Mythical Lind...
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Championship events on tap

on 10/24/2006 2:00 AM
Six of the eight Breeders Crown finals scheduled for Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack have been drawn. The 3-year-old colt pace and 3-year-old colt trot will be drawn at a press conference Tuesday afternoon. Here are the fields for the six finals already drawn by post position, trainer and driver: Race #2 Two-Year-Old Colt Trot estimated post time 7:45 pm $600,000 1 Libra Vita, Chris Ryder,...
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Will Ivory be pure gold?

on 10/24/2006 2:00 AM
A year ago, Pure Ivory was the favorite in the Breeders Crown for 2-year-old filly trotters and Passionate Glide was an unheralded 6-1 shot. This season, the roles likely will be reversed when the two horses go behind the gate in Saturday’s $500,000 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old filly trotters at Woodbine. Passionate Glide has dominated her foes since winning last year’s Breeders Crown. She...
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Sutter hopes for BC repeat

on 10/24/2006 2:00 AM
Earlier in the season, Sutter Hanover might have been unprepared for the spotlight. If his Breeders Crown elimination victory on Oct. 21 was any indication, he could now be ready for prime time. Sutter Hanover, sent off at 22-1 odds, upset favorite Kenneth J in one of the three elims for 2-year-old male pacers; Olay Olay and Artzina won the others. \"He’s a big horse – late developing ...
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Top mares race in Sweden

on 10/24/2006 2:00 AM
Swedish semi-finals for the 4-year-old mares ladies were contested Monday night at the Mantorp track. Among those competing were two of the top two of the class, Joy Ås (Malabar Man - Nevele Duchess) and Electra Skift. Joy Ås cut the fractions for Olle Goop, but was short in the end when Västerbo My Lady came flying home to win for Örjan Kihlström. Västerbo My Lady was timed in a mile rat...
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Yonkers to open Nov. 3?

on 10/24/2006 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway has applied to the New York State Racing & Wagering Board to reopen for live racing on Friday, Nov. 3, one day before the Art Rooney eliminations for 3-year-old colt pacers are scheduled. The track opened the first phase of its video gaming parlor Oct. 11, which Timothy Rooney Jr., Yonkers’ general counsel and son of owner Timothy Rooney, has been quoted as saying was a “soft o...
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Island Delight out of BC

on 10/24/2006 2:00 AM
Island Delight has been scratched \"lame\" out of Saturday\'s $600,000 Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Colt Pace final at Woodbine. The son of Bettor\'s Delight finished fourth in his elim to qualify for the final, one week after setting a career-best in a Grand Circuit win at The Red Mile. Owned by Aaron and Isaac Waxman\'s Uncirculated Stable, Island Delight is trained by Duane Marfisi. It was the ...
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Driver to remain in hospital

on 10/24/2006 2:00 AM
John Campbell is still resting in a Toronto-area hospital and will remain so until surgery is performed in the next few days to help stabilize the tibia bone in his left leg that he broke in a race accident last Saturday night at Woodbine. Surgery has already been performed to reduce the swelling, with the additional operation likely to take place Friday or Saturday. According to Campbell’s w...
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Crown 3YO races drawn

on 10/24/2006 2:00 AM
Glidemaster and Majestic Son have been installed the morning-line choices in Saturday\'s Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Colt Trot at Woodbine, while Dave Panlone is the favorite in the 3-Year-Old Colt Pace. Trainer Blair Burgess did not name a driver at the draw held early Tuesday afternoon to replace the injured John Campbell behind Glidemaster, who is the even-money choice. Majestic Son is the 6-5 se...
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Brennan to drive Glidemaster

on 10/24/2006 2:00 AM
John Campbell\'s broken leg left a lot of questions as to drivers for the Breeders Crown finals, and the biggest question was answered when trainer Blair Burgess named George Brennan to drive 3-year-old colt trotter Glidemaster, the even-money favorite in that $500,000 race. Ironically, Brennan also picked up the drive behind Shark Gesture--the horse that Campbell and the ill-fated Scootin Delight...
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Brennan named to drive colt

on 10/24/2006 2:00 AM
Trainer Blair Burgess told harnessracing.com Tuesday afternoon that he believes everyone has been making too big a deal out of which driver he might choose to direct Glidemaster in Saturday’s $500,000 Breeders Crown to replace the injured John Campbell. Burgess said he considered driving the 3-year-old colt himself before deciding on George Brennan “Everybody is making way too much out of t...
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