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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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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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