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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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Emotional win for Thomas

on 09/29/2006 2:00 AM
Friday afternoon\'s first race at The Red Mile was an emotional win for Kevin Thomas, as a horse he trains and co-owned with longtime friend Lyle Anderson, who was killed in the plane crash in Lexington a month ago, broke his maiden. Fielders Choice, a 3-year-old son of Garland Lobell, won for driver Ron Pierce in 1:58.4 at odds of 7-1. \"Definitely losing Lyle and Christina (Anderson\'s girlfr...
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P Glide a perfect 10

on 09/29/2006 2:00 AM
Passionate Glide is now a perfect 10 for 10 this year after a 1:55 victory in the first of three Bluegrass divisions for 3-year-old filly trotters Friday afternoon at The Red Mile. With Ron Pierce in the sulky, Passionate Glide stepped away from her rivals down the stretch to win by a widening 7 3/4 lengths in 1:55 flat. Gastine finished second despite a knee boot that landed on her right front ho...
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1:52.4 wins in filly paces

on 09/29/2006 2:00 AM
My Little Dragon and Designer Gal each posted 1:52.4 victories in their respect divisions of the Bluegrass for 3-year-old filly pacers Friday afternoon at The Red Mile. For defending divisional champ My Little Dragon, the win in the opening $99,800 split was her third of the year, while Designer Gal notched win number six in the $98,800 division. The Noel Daley-trained My Little Dragon raced on...
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Saratoga expansion planned

on 09/29/2006 2:00 AM
Saratoga Gaming and Raceway, New York\'s first video gaming property, will hold an official ground breaking ceremony for its $15 million expansion project on Monday, Oct. 2. The 45,000 square foot addition will include 400 additional video gaming machines, a 300-seat buffet restaurant, and a two-story night club. Participating in the official ground breaking ceremony and scheduled to make comme...
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Strong Yankee to stud

on 09/29/2006 2:00 AM
Tara Hills Stud has announced that it will stand 2005 Kentucky Futurity champion Strong Yankee at stud for the 2007 breeding season. Strong Yankee, a son of Muscles Yankee, will also by syndicated. Strong Yankee earned $1,434,351 and won 11 of 31 starts during his racing career. Trained by Trond Smedshammer, he took a lifetime mark of 1:50.3 in winning a heat of last year’s Kentucky Futurity....
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The rest of Friday\'s winners

on 09/29/2006 2:00 AM
2nd race--$12,000 late-closer for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers Carr\'s Character (George Brennan) 1:52.1 3rd race--$6,000 Open Trot for fillies and mares Abbey Craig (Brian Sears) 1:55.1 4th race--$2,800 conditioned pace Three Men Dreamin (Mike Lachance) 1:52.4 7th race--late-closer for 3-year-old filly trotters Victor\'s Finesse (Andy Miller) 1:55.3 9th race--$12,500 late-cl...
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A NJSS clean sweep

on 09/28/2006 2:00 AM
Bamboo Yankee made a clean sweep of the New Jersey Sire Stakes series for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings at Freehold Raceway with a 1:59.2 victory Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 27, in the $85,000 championship final. With Jeff Gregory driving, the gelded son of Self Possessed closed in the stretch from fourth to first for a 1 1/4-length victory over Green Day. Year In Review finished third....
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Handle up at Cal-Expo

on 09/28/2006 2:00 AM
The Cal-Expo State Fair harness meet concluded on Thursday, Sept. 21, with a sharp increase in total handle. Despite racing 26 days this season, versus 24 last year, the average nightly handle rose to $775,918, a hefty 22.41 percent increase over the $633,862 average posted last season. On track handle dropped 15.92 percent to $53,433. Advance deposit and telephone wagering rose 80.77 perc...
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Backstretch with Gordon

on 09/28/2006 2:00 AM
Umbrella. Can you please use it in a sentence? If you are heading to The Red Mile Thursday you might bring an umbrella or you will get soaked. U-m-b-r-e-l-l-a. Correct, and sorry Yannick, my weather forecast from yesterday came true as we had rain from about 10 p.m. last night until about 9 this morning, and more is in the cards later today. It was pouring this morning when my phone rang at 7:4...
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No rest for Jug winner

on 09/28/2006 2:00 AM
The competitive $393,750(C) final of the Milton Stakes highlights yet another stellar Saturday card from Mohawk, one which will include a $130,000(C) OSS Gold final for 2-year-old pacing colts, the return of Little Brown Jug winner Mr. Feelgood, fan favorite Doonbeg, and another solid 3 year old debuting for a new trainer. The connections of Milton elimination winners Glowing Report (PP3, David...
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Hunt M Down wins Open Trot

on 09/28/2006 2:00 AM
Sam Jacobs, Crissman Inc. and Ronald Reed\'s track record holder Hunt M Down earned his fifth of the year in 1:55.2 Wednesday in the $20,000 Open Trot at Harrington Raceway. The Tim Crissman-trainee and driver Tony Morgan seized control shortly after the half-mile where he would cruise to a three-length win over Jake\'s Nordic and JM Vangogh. The win pushed the 8-year-old SJ\'s Photo gelding ov...
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Meadows gets slots license

on 09/28/2006 2:00 AM
Slot machines in Pennsylvania are nearing. Meadows LLC announced Wednesday, Sept 27, that its subsidiary, Washington Trotting Association, Inc, will immediately begin constructing a temporary gaming facility. A formal groundbreaking will likely take place in October with the facility scheduled to open in spring 2007. “We are pleased we were able to obtain approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming...
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