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An Elegant Bee Line

on 06/18/2006 2:00 AM
Betting favorite Buck I St. Pat broke stride at the start, and Bee Line was instead the winner of the $559,200 Elegantimage final, using an off-the-pace rally to score in 1:54.4 Saturday night at Woodbine. Bee Line, owned by Johanna Beaver, trained by Chris Beaver, and driven at Woodbine by Luc Ouellete, had won her Elegantimage elim the previous week by a commanding six lengths. But the 3-year...
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1:52.4 mile by 2 year old

on 06/18/2006 2:00 AM
Funny Bones is way ahead of his freshman class as the 2-year-old colt by Grinfromeartoear won an Ontario Sire Stakes Gold elimination in 1:52.2 Saturday over the five-eighths mile Georgian Downs oval. Funny Bones is trained by George Teague, who later that night won the North America Cup with Total Truth. Teague also owns Funny Bones in partnership with Only Money Inc. (also partners in Total T...
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Delightful Lynch winner

on 06/17/2006 2:00 AM
Darlin’s Delight captured the $139,692 James M. Lynch Memorial Pace for 3-year-old pacing fillies at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Saturday afternoon, setting a world record in the process with a 1:50:1 mile. That clocking erased the 1:50.3 standard set by Jus\' Chillin Out two years ago. Darlin\'s Delight, a daughter of Bettor’s Delight and the million-dollar winner Town Pro, grabbed the ...
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Goodtimes to Majestic Son

on 06/17/2006 2:00 AM
Majestic Son overcame starting from post eight to capture the $280,600 Goodtimes final Saturday night at Woodbine, scoring over Glidemaster in 1:53.2. Three horses made early breaks, including post-time favorite Algiers Hall, who didn’t make the gate. Campbell Hall and then Majestic Hall were the early leaders as the first quarter was passed in :27.4, then driver Jack Moiseyev moved from four...
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Bobcat misses Derby cut

on 06/17/2006 2:00 AM
Leading X Ample ($4.70, $2.80, $2.50) was a wire-to-wire winner in the first of three C$55,000 Canadian Pacing Derby eliminations Saturday evening at Woodbine, and $85,000 supplement Primetime Bobcat failed to qualify, finishing last in the second elim, which was won by Mypanmar in 1:48.3. The third elim went to Hop Sing, who scored by 1 1/4 lengths in 1:48.4. Leading X Ample, a 4-year-old son ...
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6 straight for Artistic Fella

on 06/17/2006 2:00 AM
Artistic Fella extended his winning streak to six when he won the $75,100 New Jersey Sire Stakes final Saturday night at the Meadowlands. A strong stretch rally that put him at the wire in 1:50.1, defeating Pownal Bay Matt. Green Sign, a 3-year-old Life Sign gelding, was the pacesetter until late in the race, setting splits of :26.4, :54.4 and 1:22.2. He was unchallenged until Artstanding, driv...
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Total Truth edges Friskie

on 06/17/2006 2:00 AM
Total Truth rallied four-wide through the long Woodbine stretch to win the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup in 1:49.1 Saturday night. The 4-5 betting choice Feelin Friskie finished second. Ron Pierce drove Total Truth, picking up his first NA Cup triumph. “It was absolutely perfect,” Pierce said of his third-over trip that resulted with him tipping off the cover of Feelin Friskie. “To...
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Keystone Classics held

on 06/17/2006 2:00 AM
Bill Zendt cautiously guided the fractious Hidden Viggorish to the lead, then turned on the juice, and the filly powered home in 1:57 to capture the fastest division of the $53,399 Keystone Classic for 3-year-old filly trotters Saturday night at The Meadows. The stake was contested in three divisions, with Kosmopoliton and Up Front Hotsey taking the other splits. Hidden Viggorish had won thr...
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Closing night at Hawthorne

on 06/17/2006 2:00 AM
Hawthorne’s closing night features, the $105,000 Erwin F. Dygert Memorial and the $96,000 Robert F. Carey Memorial, were won by Dunkster and Cheyenne Hollywood, respectively. Dunkster dug in and refused to be passed by Dink Adoo while the Julie Miller-trained Cheyenne Hollywood wore down pacesetter He Wants It All. Miller trained Cheyenne Hollywood in Chicago for regular trainer Robbie Siegel...
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My oh my O Rhye!

on 06/16/2006 2:00 AM
Rhiannon O Rhye lit up the Buffalo Raceway toteboard Thursday night as the 6-year-old mare captured a $7,000 pace at odds of 109-1, returning $221 for a $2 win ticket. Mark Gilmour was in the sulky as the daughter of Gypsy’s Hellion paced to a season-best 1:58 effort. \"She got really good cover which made all the difference in the world,\" said Gilmour. \"She raced just super.\" The $3,50...
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Palone looks for NA Cup win

on 06/16/2006 2:00 AM
Dave Palone is undoubtedly one of the most talented reinsmen to ever sit behind a horse. The 44-year-old Pennsylvania native is closing in on his 11,000th career driving win, although he has yet to win an edition of the Pepsi North America, Canada\'s richest harness race. Prior to this year, his only drive in the classic for 3-year-old pacing colts came in the 2000 season, where he steered Ain...
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Roarin\' Grand at Hawthorne

on 06/16/2006 2:00 AM
Roman Holiday rallied late with a :27.2 final quarter to catch Amazon Clipper and go on to a half-length victory in 1:56.2 in the $44,500 World Series for 3-year-old trotting colts at Hawthorne Thursday night. Also part of Grand Circuit action were a pair of $32,875 World Series divisions for 2-year-old filly trotters. Driven by Dave Magee, Roman Holiday won for the first time this year. The so...
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Damien rolls in PASS action

on 06/16/2006 2:00 AM
Armbro Damien stretched his winning streak to six with a 1:50.3 victory in the second of four Pennsylvania Sire Stakes divisions for 3-year-old colt pacers at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Friday afternoon. With Dave Palone driving, the overwhelming 1-9 favorite Armbro Damien defeated Sandro Hanover and Disco Dragon in the $25,690 split for his seventh victory overall in 13 starts this year. Bred...
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Big win for Burning Point

on 06/16/2006 2:00 AM
It took 14 starts, but Burning Point [$6.20, $4.00, $3.20] made her first win of the season a big one on Friday night as she captured the $201,000 Lady Liberty for the second straight year at the Meadowlands with a scorching 1:50.2 effort. Driven by Ron Pierce, Burning Point claimed the lead from Cabrini Hanover in a brisk :53 half as 9-5 favorite Glowing Report [fifth] and Loyal Opposition [si...
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Strong Yankee scores

on 06/16/2006 2:00 AM
The renewed rivalry between last year’s Breeders Crown winner Strong Yankee and Hambletonian champ Vivid Photo didn’t exactly materialize Friday night at the Meadowlands as Strong Yankee won in 1:53, but Vivid Photo was fourth, a few lengths behind the winner. Strong Yankee, making his first start of the season, was raced in mid-pack for most of the mile, but took the lead in the homestretc...
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1:54.2 mile for Herbie

on 06/16/2006 2:00 AM
Here Comes Herbie set a national season’s mark of 1:54.2 in winning the $50,000 consolation for the Goodtimes Friday night at Woodbine, and Chocolatier—wearing a head pole for the first time—put in a strong effort to take second. Here Comes Herbie, a colt sired by Credit Winner, was parked through the opening quarter in :28, then cleared and maintained his position the rest of the race. C...
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Pure Ivory stays flat, wins

on 06/16/2006 2:00 AM
Pure Ivory got down to business finally in the $50,000 consolation of the Elegantimage, winning by 3 ½ lengths in 1:55. In her two previous starts this season the filly had broken stride. A daughter rof Striking Sahbra, Pure Ivory is trained by Brad Maxwell and owned by Jerry Vanboekel, Harry Rutherford and Steve Condren, Condren also drives the filly. Last year at age two Pure Ivory won 10...
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Michael MacDonald hurt

on 06/15/2006 2:00 AM
Driver Michael MacDonald suffered undisclosed injuries as a result of a race accident at Rockingham Park Wednesday. MacDonald, 58, had won three races on the card, including the two previous contests before the accident occurred in the ninth race. MacDonald, who has won more than 2,200 races and $12.6 million over his career and is currently the second-leading dash driver at Rockingham, was dri...
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Rich finals at Hawthorne

on 06/15/2006 2:00 AM
He Wants It All and Muscles Marinara are set to defend their respective titles in the $96,000 Robert F. Carey Memorial Pace and the $105,000 Erwin F. Dygert Memorial Trot Saturday night at Hawthorne Racecourse. Also on the docket is a pair of World Series Grand Circuit events, both for pacing colts and geldings. The 2 year olds take center stage in the evening’s second event, and the sophomo...
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Balmoral to drop Mondays

on 06/15/2006 2:00 AM
Balmoral Park has announced it is dropping Monday nights from its schedule when the racetrack re-opens for live racing Sunday, June 18. Balmoral Park will now race Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, while Maywood Park will race Thursday and Fridays when it re-opens June 22. “It’s lack of horses,” Balmoral/Maywood simulcast director Jim Hannon told harnessracing.com Thursday morn...
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