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Dover to sport new look

on 10/19/2005 2:00 AM
In addition to a new opening day, Monday, Oct. 31, there will be several other "new looks" at Dover Downs when the 2005-06 meet begins. The 133-day Dover Downs meet closes April 13, 2006. The raceway's 37th season will find a brand new state-of-the-art lighting system and a new starting car--a specially conformed Lincoln Town Car--will start the 15-race-a-day schedule. Friday is the only "dar...
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Fall Four finals set

on 10/19/2005 2:00 AM
More than $2.6 million(C) in purses will be offered at Woodbine Racetrack Saturday night, highlighted by the "Fall Four" finals for 2 year olds as well as a $100,000 Gold Cup Invitational. Here are the complete draws for the four freshman finals: $557,150 Goldsmith Maid 2FT 1 Corries Glory (Jack Moiseyev) 2 Wherley (Randy Waples) 3 Passionate Glide (Ron Pierce) 4 Quick Credit (John Campbe...
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Classic Photo retired

on 10/19/2005 2:00 AM
Top 3-year-old colt trotter Classic Photo has suffered a career-ending injury in his paddock while being turned out in preparation for the Breeders Crown. Classic Photo won 10 of 13 starts this year, including the Stanley Dancer, Canadian Trotting Classic, Goodtimes, Review and American National, and finished second in the Hambletonian. "Our team is extremely upset about this unfortunate event ...
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Florida sale postponed

on 10/19/2005 2:00 AM
The Florida Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association has announced that its annual yearling and mixed horse sale, which had been scheduled for this Sunday, Oct. 23 at Pompano Park, has been postponed one week, due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Wilma. The sale will now take place on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 11 a.m. (EDT).
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$250,000 purchase scores

on 10/18/2005 2:00 AM
Gryffindor captured the 50th renewal of the $364,125 Messenger Stakes Monday night at Harrington Raceway. The 3-year-old gelded son of Dragon Again had been purchased a few days earlier for a reported $250,000 by a group led by trainer Chuck Crissman, but was raced under trainer Brendan Johnson's name. Driven by David Miller, Gryffindor won his elimination in 1:52 and then came back following t...
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An angel in Courageous Lady

on 10/16/2005 2:00 AM
Belovedangel got a pocket trip behind pacesetter Up Front Dragonfly through fractions of :27.2, :56.4 and 1:24.3, and then tipped to the outside exiting the final turn, getting up in the final strides to win the $130,500 Courageous Lady for 3-year-old filly pacers at Northfield Park Saturday night. With Kevin Wallis driving, Belovedangel stopped the teletimer in 1:54 while edging Up Front Draon...
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Three Diamonds elims held

on 10/15/2005 2:00 AM
Little Miss K and Darlins Delight won their respective eliminations for the Three Diamonds final for 2-year-old filly pacers at Woodbine Friday night. She is trained by Erv Miller for MJG Racing Stables and Hill View Enterprises. The win was the sixth of the year for the daughter of Artsplace. Knock Yourself out finished second with Mythical third. Also earning a spot in the final are Western G...
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Campbell sweep in 2FT

on 10/15/2005 2:00 AM
John Campbell directed both Wherley and Quick Credit to wins in the two Goldsmith Maid eliminations for 2-year-old trotting fillies at Woodbine Friday night. Wherley edged pacesetter Oaklea Opal in the final strides to win in 1:58.2. The daughter of Dream Vacation scored for the fourth time this year for trainer Bruce Lauer and owner Joseph Hess. Miss Wisconsin, Klipspringer and Four Starz G...
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A world record, my boy

on 10/15/2005 2:00 AM
My Boy David posted a world-record 1:52.4 victory in Friday night's $65,000 Cardinal final for 2-year-old Illinois-bred colts and geldings at Maywood Park. The time was the fastest ever recorded by a freshman pacer on a half-mile track. Driven by Andy Miller, My Boy David took the early lead with Hot N Sporty sitting second. Driver Tony Morgan pulled Hot N Sport out after the half and the two ...
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Crawford wins 4,000th

on 10/15/2005 2:00 AM
Kim Crawford, 50, won his 4,000th career race with Vytis at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway Friday night. It was the third win of the year for Vytis.
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Vivid Photo lowers mark

on 10/15/2005 2:00 AM
Vivid Photo literally coasted to a world-record 1:54.1 victory in one of two $65,478 Currier & Ives divisions for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters Saturday night at The Meadows. With trainer-driver and co-owner Roger Hammer at the helm, Vivid Photo cruised to a :58.2 half and then put on the burners, trotting a final half in :55.4 to win by open lengths over runner-up The Big Cat (Doug Snyd...
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Chocolatier makes a break

on 10/15/2005 2:00 AM
Odds-on favorite Chocolatier made a break early in the first of two Valley Victory eliminations for 2-year-old colt trotters at Woodbine Saturday night, paving the way for 29-1 RC Royalty and trainer-driver Dan Daley to win wire to wire in 1:58.2. D.R. Ackerman sent Chocolatier to the lead out of the gate but the freshman went offstride and fell far out of contention and failed to make the fina...
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Governor's Cup set

on 10/15/2005 2:00 AM
Palone Ranger won the first of two Governor's Cup eliminations for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers at Woodine Saturay night. With David Miller driving, Palone Ranger crossed the wire in 1:53.1 to defeat Artstanding, with Mr. Thirty Two third. Fourth and fifth-place finishers Armbro Domi and Faust Blue Chip will also return for the final. Palone Ranger is trained by Chris Ryder for owners Art...
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You Tell Gordy in NJSS

on 10/15/2005 2:00 AM
Cheyenne Gang's You Tell Gordy unleashed a powerful stretch rally and captured the featured $44,200 third round of the New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers at Freehold Raceway on Saturday. You Tell Gordy, a gelded son of Cam's Card Shark, drew clear in the stretch with Yannick Gingras in the sulky and won by 2 1/4 lengths in 1:54. All Over The Place (Dan Dube), lasted f...
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Macaria just misses mark

on 10/14/2005 2:00 AM
Macaria Hanover, a 2-year-old trotting filly, just missed the track mark at The Meadows when she won a Keystone Classic Thursday night in 1:57. The track mark is the 1:56.4 standard set by Eye Perfect in 2003. Macaria Hanover wired the field for driver Dave Palone and trainer Doug Miller. The filly was coming off back-to-back wins during Grand Circuit action in Lexington and now has four wins i...
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Lovin Every Moment wins

on 10/14/2005 2:00 AM
Like Macaria Hanover, Lovin Every Moment used a big Lexington stakes win as a prep for a $39,350 Keystone Classic division and he won as well, scoring by 2 1/2 lengths in 1:58.1. Charlie Norris trains and drives Lovin Every Moment for owner Leonard Buckner. The colt by SJ's Caviar now has five wins in 10 starts and earnings of more than $125,000. A second division for colts was won by Pennsy...
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Bingham wins 100th

on 10/14/2005 2:00 AM
Ten-year-old trotter Bingham won his 100th career race Thursday afternoon at the Lancaster, Ohio fair, scoring by eight lengths in a $1,900 C.K.G. Billings Amateur Driving division. The 2:03 effort came just three days after the veteran gelding won his 99th race at Colonial Downs in 1:58. "Thomas Williams drove….I always let them other fellows drive the best ones I got," trainer Gene Mill...
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California tightens system

on 10/14/2005 2:00 AM
Responsibility for testing for high bicarbonate levels in racehorses will shift from the industry to the California Horse Racing Board beginning Wednesday, Oct. 19, meaning that in addition to the ongoing detention-barn program for offenders, licensees whose horses test over the limit for alkalizing substances could face fines and suspensions, and any purse money earned in those races would be aut...
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Sire Stakes at Cal Expo

on 10/14/2005 2:00 AM
Desperatehousewife won an $18,000 California Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies Thursday night at Cal Expo. Had there been wagering, she also would have been the heavy favorite to win the non-betting event for trainer-driver Todd Ratchford. "Everything went as planned," said Ratchford. "I figured there would be one leaver, and that was Bowls And Arrows (Danny Maier). I figured the bes...
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Trainer withdraws appeal

on 10/14/2005 2:00 AM
Trainer Noel Daley has begun a six-month suspension as a result of an elevated blood-gas test on his horse Night Mystery last February at the Meadowlands. According to New Jersey Racing Commission deputy director Mike Vukcevich, Daley had appealed the penalty but earlier this week withdrew that action. "Mr. Daley withdrew his appeal regarding the TCO2 violation….in which he received a 180...
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