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Maltese Artist at Plainridge

on 08/15/2006 2:00 AM
Trainer Mickey Burke, North America’s leading dash-winning trainer, has confirmed that he will accept an invitation to bring 2005 Bert Beckwith Memorial Pace champion Maltese Artist back for the 2006 edition of the event. The centerpiece event of the season and the Labor Day celebration, the 2006 Bert Beckwith Memorial Pace will be held on Monday afternoon, Sept. 4, at Plainridge Racecourse ...
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Rosecroft to host stars in Sept.

on 08/15/2006 2:00 AM
On Tuesday, September 12, Rosecroft Raceway will present the $35,000 All-Star Drivers Challenge featuring eight of North America\'s leading reinsman. The line-up will include Ron Pierce, Brian Sears, Tony Morgan, Dave Palone, Mark MacDonald, Tim Tetrick, Jody Jamieson and Rosecroft\'s own John Wagner. The drivers will vie for the $35,000 purse during a series of eight races held throughout the ...
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Deuce in, Friskie out

on 08/15/2006 2:00 AM
As reports are out that Feelin Friskie has foot problems that will keep him sidelined for awhile, Meadowlands Pace third-place finisher Armbro Deuce has reportedly been supplemented to Sunday\'s $600,000(C) Confederation Cup at Flamboro Downs. The son of Western Ideal was paid into the race at a cost of $25,000(C) to his owners Bob Burgess, Karin Olsson-Burgess, Neal Cooper and Richard Kostoff. ...
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3rd Jug pool ready to open

on 08/15/2006 2:00 AM
Cactus Creek, Western Ace, and Total Truth, the top-three finishers in this past Saturday\'s Coors Delvin Miller Adios at The Meadows, are the morning-line favorites for the third Little Brown Jug Future Wager. The third pool will open at noon (EDT) Thursday, Aug. 17, and will close at 11:30 p.m. (EDT) on Sunday, Aug. 20, and will be available at racetracks and on internet wagering sites throughou...
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Connections win two PASS

on 08/15/2006 2:00 AM
Bossy Boss and David Miller trotted past Que Pasa and Roger Hammer to win a $28,238 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes (PASS) division in 1:57.4 Tuesday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. A 2-year-old gelded son of SJ’s Caviar, Bossy Boss is now two-for-three lifetime after winning an Arden Downs division at The Meadows last week. He is trained by Jim Arledge Jr. and co-owned by Tim Lane and Tom...
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Fan Hanover elim showdown

on 08/15/2006 2:00 AM
Twenty 3-year-old filly pacers have been divided into two eliminations Saturday for the $709,100(C) Fan Hanover final to be held the following weekend. Darlin’s Delight headlines the first elim while the second features a rematch of Mistletoe Shalee winner Armbro Dancer and runner-up My Little Dragon. Trainer Jeff Stafford has listed George Brennan to steer the White Birch Farm homebred Darli...
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Big pledge by Hambo Society

on 08/14/2006 2:00 AM
At the July annual meeting of the board of directors, the 25 members of the Hambletonian Society made both personal and collective commitments to raise $100,000 to further fund the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium Inc.\'s efforts. The consortium was created in 2000 with the intent of developing and coordinating policies, research, and educational programs which seek to ensure the fairness ...
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Baby Bounces Back

on 08/14/2006 2:00 AM
With the Illinois State Fair’s top dash-winning driver, Dave Magee, at her lines, Me And My Baby bounced back from her disappointing Sweetheart performance and easily captured the $45,000 Review Stakes 2-year-old filly pace in 1:54.3 Monday over a damp track at Springfield. Leaving from the outside post eight, Magee steadied the Artiscape filly around the sticky first turn. Then once on the b...
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Miller fillies impress

on 08/14/2006 2:00 AM
Fox Valley Sarong and Miss Intuition, a pair of 2-year-old pacing fillies from the Erv Miller Stable, swept over the Springfield mile track Monday afternoon in the fastest performances of the year for their age sex and gait. Fox Valley Sarong made her career debut in a $3,000 non-winners event and blew away the competition with an open lengths victory in 1:53. At the time the mile clocking equa...
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Lady Mattgalane wins NJSS

on 08/13/2006 2:00 AM
Two Matt\'s Scooter-sired colts (Outsource and Jimmy\'s Scooter) and two fillies by Artiscape (Lady Mattgalane and Artcotic) won four of the five New Jersey Sire Stakes (NJSS) Pari-Mutuel Division races for 2-year-old pacers, worth $128,500 in purses, Saturday at Freehold Raceway. Meanwhile, driver George Brennan continued to have a hot hand, winning six races on the Freehold program, three of ...
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Algiers Hall romps in Zweig

on 08/13/2006 2:00 AM
Algiers Hall won his division of the 32nd Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial Trot at Tioga Downs on Saturday night and demolished the track record in the process. The New York-bred 3-year-old trotting colt scored in 1:55.2 in his $120,000 division. Trainer-driver John Stark Jr. steered the horse quickly off the starting gate to take the early lead. He cut the rest of the mile and held off stretch char...
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Magical Man conjures fair stakes win

on 08/13/2006 2:00 AM
Magical Man and Stephane Bouchard took the lone New York State Fair Stakes division for colts and geldings Saturday afternoon at Tioga Downs, pacing in a lifetime best of 1:56.2. Magical Man, a 2-year old son of Magical Mike, sat in the pocket behind Brian Cross and Rocker Hall, then used a :27.4 final quarter to get up and win by one length at the wire. Magical Man is owned by James Dunn of N...
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Lucky in Kentucky for colt

on 08/13/2006 2:00 AM
Lucky Point Blank won the $71,600 Kentucky Summer Championship final Saturday night at The Red Mile in a blistering 1:50.3. Joe To Go and driver Ricky Macomber Jr. led the field of tem through a :54.4 half and 1:23 three quarters. At the top of the stretch, Marcus Johansson tipped Lucky Point Blank from second and the duo paced on. Lucky Point Blank knocked two seconds off his lifetime best...
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Lis Mara in 1:48.1 at BmlP

on 08/13/2006 2:00 AM
Lis Mara capped off an unbelievable day for trainer Erv Miller by winning Saturday night\'s $21,500 Free For All Pace in a Balmoral Park track record time of 1:48.1. This year\'s Breeders Crown winner was prepping for the American-National aged pace coming up here on August 26. In tow to driver Andy Miller, the son of Cambest shattered the previous mark of 1:49.1 (set by Dashing Diplomat on ...
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World Record at Springfield

on 08/13/2006 2:00 AM
My Boy David blazed over the mile track at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield Saturday afternoon, capturing an elimination division of the Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers in 1:47.4. The time is a world record for geldings and equals the fastest mile on record for sophomore pacers set by American Ideal last fall at Lexington. Andy Miller was in the bike...
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LOL Yearling Sale up

on 08/13/2006 2:00 AM
The annual Land of Lincoln Sale at Walker Standardbred Farm in Sherman, Ill., bounced back from last year’s decline in average with a 13.6 percent gain, selling 136 yearlings for $1,559,700 and an $11,468 average. “It’s encouraging considering all the adversities that we’re having in Illinois,” said Dr. Kenneth Walker, who along with his wife, Pat, operate the farm and feature their F...
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Princess rules at Mohawk

on 08/13/2006 2:00 AM
The highly-regarded Pampered Princess delivered as expected and Maple Sugar posted a big upset in their respective C$116,500 divisions of the Robert Stewart Stakes for 2-year-old filly trotters on Sunday at Mohawk Racetrack. Pampered Princess, who is an Andover Hall sister to $552,299 winner Was It A Dream, extended her career unbeaten streak to three with an impressive 1:59.2 score. Trained...
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Wolfenden fiver in Har opener

on 08/13/2006 2:00 AM
Driver Ross Wolfenden kicked off Harrington Raceway\'s opening night for the summer/fall meeting with a five-win night on the 14-race program on Sunday. Wolfenden, who finished the spring as the second leading driver behind Anthony Morgan, started the night with a win aboard heavy favorite Wynfield Bob ($3.00). He followed up with a win in the fourth race with Torben ($8.40) and in the seventh...
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Rita J sets mark at Tioga

on 08/13/2006 2:00 AM
Rita J and Ron Pierce posted the fastest mile Sunday afternoon for 3-year-old filly pacers and lowered the track record for that class with a mile timed in 1:53.2 in New York Fair Stakes action at Tioga Downs. The 3-year-old daughter of Bettor’s Delight is owned by Kenneth Jacobs of Baldwinsville, New York and is trained by Linda Toscano. Ecstatic went postward in her first race back sinc...
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Betsy Hall wins at 30-1

on 08/13/2006 2:00 AM
Betsy Hall paced around a breaking Yoko Hall in the stretch to post a 1:53.2 upset in the $59,400 Kentucky Summer Championship final for 3-year-old fillies Sunday night at The Red Mile. Meeting the gate at odds of 30-1, Betsy Hall and driver Rocky Loney tipped out behind Kentucky Fair final winner Yoko Hall as the field turned into the homestretch. Yoko Hall looked to be gaining on leader Clova...
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