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Lonesome Day retired

on 08/21/2006 2:00 AM
The 2005 Sweetheart winner Lonesome Day p,2, 1:52.4 ($400,172) has been retired from racing after fracturing a sesamoid bone, owner Eric Cherry announced today. The 3-year-old daughter of Cambest from the Jate Lobell mare Swifty But Nifty was the winner of $356,272 in her brilliant freshman campaign with seven victories from 10 starts. \"She was just coming around to last year\'s form and we ...
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Engel 6th in IHHA voting

on 08/21/2006 2:00 AM
Current Illinois Harness Horseman’s Association (IHHA) president Marty Engel finished sixth in voting by its membership for its board of directors Saturday, Aug. 19, with only the top five earning seats. With 477 valid votes cast, Dave McCaffrey was the leading vote-getter with 326 votes. Terry Hunt (288 votes), Cynthia Willis (277), Erv Miller (256) and William Hunter (237) were also electe...
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True North in Cleveland

on 08/20/2006 2:00 AM
George Leon’s True North Hanover won the $178,000 Rolling Rock Cleveland Classic for 3-year-old pacing colts in gate-to-wire fashion Saturday night, jogging home by open lengths in 1:53.1 over a Northfield Park oval rated good after a day of rain. Dave Palone drove True North Hanover, a son of The Panderosa, to the victory. The previous week Palone had chosen to drive True North\'s stablemate...
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Am Nat elims at Balmoral

on 08/20/2006 2:00 AM
The American National Pace elimination proved to be a showcase for the sport\'s fastest ever performer as Holborn Hanover annihilated the track standard for an older gelding pacer with a one-length victory in 1:48.1. The previous record of 1:49.1 had been held by three others. Med Vac won the Am-Nat trot elim with a 1:53.1 score. Fresh off becoming the fastest pacer in history with a 1:46.4 clo...
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Dancer, Darlin in Fan elims

on 08/20/2006 2:00 AM
Armbro Dancer proved that her impressive win in the Mistletoe Shalee was no fluke as she took one of two Fan Hanover eliminations Saturday night at Mohawk. The other split went to Darlin\'s Delight.. Armbro Dancer, a daughter of Blissfull Hall, overcame both the dreaded nine hole and 2005 Dan Patch winner My Little Dragon, as the Jimmy Takter pupil went on to post a three-quarter length victor...
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2YO fillies in Mohawk stakes

on 08/20/2006 2:00 AM
Three $105,000(C) divisions of the Eternal Camnation for 2-year-old pacing fillies were contested over a rain-soaked track at Mohawk Saturday night and the winners were Luck Of Michelle (1:53.4), Lady Mattgalane (1:53.3) and Al\'s Girl (1:54.4.). In the opening division, a first-over move before the half-mile pole was all Luck Of Michelle ($2.60, $2.10, $2.10) needed to extend her career unbeat...
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Banner Yankee wins Gold Cup

on 08/20/2006 2:00 AM
Banner Yankee, an early achiever as a 2 year old, became a star as an older performer when he won the Sobey\'s Gold Cup & Saucer at the historic half-mile Charlottetown Driving Park on Prince Edward Island late Saturday night. Starting from post tjhree, Banner Yankee left the gate quickly for trainer-driver Carl Jamieson and set an opening fraction of :27.3. Jamieson opted to leave Copperfield ...
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Booze Cruzin in 1:54

on 08/20/2006 2:00 AM
Trainer Joe Seekman and driver Tim Tetrick teamed up once again to win a $37,250 division of the Fox Stake for two-year-old pacers with Booze Cruzin in 1:54. The Art\'s Conquest gelding wired the field on the way to breaking his maiden in his seventh effort. Wildridge Sam and Steve Waller collected the second division in 1:54.1. Last year horses from the Seekman barn swept the Fox Stake, with T...
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Mark set in Confed. Cup

on 08/20/2006 2:00 AM
Armbro Deuce set a new Canadian and Flamboro Downs track record and equaled the world mark with a 1:50.2 win in the $500,000(C) Confederation Cup Sunday afternoon. Driven by George Brennan, the 3-year-old son of Western ideal won his elimination and then led at every call in the final to defeat Western Ace by 3 3/4 lengths. Supplemented into the Confederation Cup at a cost of $25,000 to his con...
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Jug contest open for changes

on 08/20/2006 2:00 AM
Little Brown Jug Fantasy players will have three days to make changes in their stable beginning now through Wednesday, Aug. 23. The next event in the Jug Fantasy contest is the Cane Pace eliminations to be raced Saturday, Aug. 26, at Freehold Raceway. Players may make up to five changes in their active rosters of horses for the Cane elims. Many top Jug contenders are eligible to the Cane ...
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Grand Circuit at Indy

on 08/19/2006 2:00 AM
The Grand Circuit rolled into Indiana Downs Friday, Aug. 18 with three divisions of freshman trotting fillies vying for top honors in the Kentuckiana Stallion Management Stakes. Three splits were offered with each carrying a purse of $87,883. In the first division Harbour Belle successfully kicked off her career with a 1:58.4 effort for driver John Campbell, upsetting favorite Celebrity Lady i...
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Quartet of ISS finals

on 08/19/2006 2:00 AM
The first round of Indiana Sires Stakes finals for two year old pacers and trotters were contested Aug. 18 at Indiana Downs. The fast Shelbyville oval produced record times and exciting action as part of the Grand Circuit card. Two freshmen kept their undefeated streak intact with key victories. In the first final, a $52,900 contest for colt and gelding trotters, JSC Merit Raise remained perfec...
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Fox Stakes card postponed

on 08/19/2006 2:00 AM
Saturday afternoon\'s Grand Circuit racing program that included the Fox Stake for 2-year-old colt pacers at the Indianapolis State Fairgrounds has been postponed until Sunday morning, with a post time of 9 a.m. (ET). The Indianapolis area received rain Friday night and although the sun came out Saturday, the racetrack itself was still not in race-ready form.
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Daley denied Indiana license

on 08/19/2006 2:00 AM
Four horses set to compete at Indiana Downs Friday, Aug. 18 and Saturday, Aug. 19 were scratched after trainer Noel Daley was denied a license by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission. Three of the entries were slated to start in Kentuckiana Stallion Management Stakes. \"Indiana has relatively high standards,\" said IHRC Executive Director Joe Gorajec. \"I reviewed past rulings of Mr. Daley and b...
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Colt electrocuted at Red Mile

on 08/19/2006 2:00 AM
Leon Russell, an unraced 2-year-old Yankee Paco colt trained by Mario Zuanetti, died Friday morning after apparently being accidentally electrocuted in his stall at The Red Mile. What exactly transpired is unknown, but harnessracing.com has learned a horse in a nearby stall got loose and an altercation between that filly and the colt somehow led to an electric fan falling into the stall. The horse...
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Fever at Indy Downs

on 08/19/2006 2:00 AM
Cabana Fever took home top prize in the $217,850 Kentuckiana Stallion Management Stake for two year old filly pacers Saturday, Aug. 19 at Indiana Downs. The Joe Seekman trainee paced to victory in 1:54.2 to collect her second win in as many starts. The Real Desire filly started from the outside post in a scratch-shortened field of seven and was unhurried early for driver Ricky Macomber Jr. Glen...
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West Nile found in MI horse

on 08/18/2006 2:00 AM
Michigan\'s state veterinarian Dr. Steve Halstead today announced the state\'s first case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in a horse for 2006. The horse was a 3-year-old gelding from Washtenaw County. Dr. Halstead urges residents to take precautions that include preventing mosquito exposure during late summer outdoor activities and vaccinating horses. The virus is spread by mosquitoes that have fed on...
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No foul play at Pompano

on 08/18/2006 2:00 AM
The investigation into an abnormal pari-mutuel payout in a race on July 5 at Pompano Park has been released by track management showing that no foul play took place. The 10th race on July 10 saw Rip Rock And Roll (#6), at odds of 3.90 to 1, lead from start to finish and paid $9.80 to win for a $2 wager. Winchendon Walt (#5), at odds of 130.30 to 1, followed in second place and paid $54.20 to pl...
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3 Filly splits at The Meadows

on 08/18/2006 2:00 AM
Gyration Hanover needed an extended first-over move, but it carried her to a stake record in the $89,185 Meadow Bright, a Pennsylvania Sires Stake for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Thursday night at The Meadows. The victory gave Dave Palone his 400th stakes win at The Meadows, far and away the best mark among drivers. The stake was contested over three divisions, with Hidden Viggorish and Tori...
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Two divisions for Smullin

on 08/18/2006 2:00 AM
Two divisions of the Wayne Smullin Memorial Pace, each worth $64,565, are featured on the Saturday program at Rosecroft Raceway and some of the nation\'s best freshman contenders will meet on the Maryland oval. In the ninth race, Mattdultery is set to open on the board as the 9-5 early choice. The son of Real Desire out of The Mattican has been traveling the country to compete in various stakes...
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