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Coulantine a Moni Maker

on 09/18/2005 2:00 AM
Two-time Pennsylvania Sire Stakes champion Coulantine had tried the top fillies at the Meadowlands and had no racing luck, but that all changed in the $271,780 Moni Maker, which she won in 1:55.3 Saturday night at The Red Mile. In the inaugural edition of the Moni Maker, a field of 10 fillies, incuding Third Reef, Magenta Hall, Ladymatic, Jersey Gal, Dodger Blues, Her Culese and Blur, all were ...
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NY champions crowned

on 09/18/2005 2:00 AM
New York's Night of Champions took place at Saratoga Raceway Saturday night with most of the top contenders winning the $150,000 events. Starting with the 2 year olds, Winbak Dimensions, a colt by Village Jove, won the 2-year-old colt pace in 1:55.3; RC Royaltywon the 2-year-old colt trot in 1:58.2, setting a stakes and track record; Quick Credit slipped up the passing lane to win the 2-year-...
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Illinois Super Night

on 09/18/2005 2:00 AM
Balmoral Park was the site Saturday night for Illinois Super Night. The card opened as expected as Sherrie's Delight romped to an easy victory in the $105,000 Su Mac Lad final for sophomore trotting colts and geldings. With Tony Morgan at the lines, the son of Keystone Kim kicked in for his 10th victory of the year in 12 tries for owner Michael Polansky of Loudonville, N.Y. Trained by Tom H...
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20 entered in LBJ

on 09/17/2005 2:00 AM
Little Brown Jug favorite Rocknroll Hanover drew post six in the third of three eliminations for this year's 60th renewal of the pacing jewel at the Delaware, Ohio County Fairgrounds next Thursday afternoon. The field of 20 entries for this year's race is the smallest since 1993 when 14 lined up behind the gate the year Life Sign won. Meadowlands Pace and North America Cup winner Rocknroll Hano...
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A Savage win in Dancer

on 09/17/2005 2:00 AM
Keystone Savage, with Brian Sears in the sulky, took the lead entering the final turn and stayed in front thereafter to win the featured $116,000 Harold Dancer final for New Jersey-sired juvenile trotting colts and geldings at Freehold Raceway on Friday. Keystone Savage, a son of Yankee Glide owned by King, Hartley, Stepanian and Shoplik, finished 2 3/4 lengths in front of his nearest rival in ...
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Frosh trotters win in rain

on 09/16/2005 2:00 AM
Miss Wisconsin rallied to score her fifth victory in eight tries by capturing the $128,000 American National for 2-year-old trotting fillies Thursday night at Balmoral Park. Over a "sloppy" oval, the daughter by Muscles Yankee used a come-from-behind effort to notch the win in 2:00.2, pushing her career earnings to $326,830. Trained by Ron Gurfein, Miss Wisconsin is owned by the Miss Wisconsin ...
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Garland Crown OM scores

on 09/16/2005 2:00 AM
Coasting to an easy win in Thursday night's $60,000 Kentucky Sire Stakes final for 2-year-old filly trotters, Garland Crown OM suddenly went offstride in midstretch, but gathered herself and regained her gait, going on to a 1:57.4 victory. With John Patterson Jr. driving for trainer Jan Johnson, the 1-5 favorite Garland Crown OM led through fractions of :29.1, :58.4 and 1:28.4, a task likely ma...
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Filly trains at Red Mile

on 09/16/2005 2:00 AM
Although Just Wait Kate has just one pari-mutuel start under her belt since making a break in the Mistletoe Shalee final at the Meadowlands Aug. 6, trainer Travis Alexander said Friday morning that, "She'll be ready for the Jugette; I'll cut her loose there. One hole or eight hole, she's ready." Just Wait Kate, a 3-year-old sister to the $1 million-winning Kikikatie, has won five of eight start...
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19 soph fillies entered

on 09/16/2005 2:00 AM
The draw for the Jugette for 3-year-old filly pacers at the Delaware, Ohio Fairgrounds on Wednesday, September 21, was held earlier Friday. Here is the complete draw: 35th Jugette 3-Year-Old Filly Pace $322,650 Total Purse 1st Elimination -- $59,877 Post Filly Driver Odds 1 Just Wait Kate Eric Ledford ...
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Red Mile hosts KYSS finals

on 09/16/2005 2:00 AM
Otherpeoplesmoney once again took all the money, capturing the $83,500 Kentucky Sire Stakes final for 2-year-old filly pacers Friday night at The Red Mile. With driver Dan Shetler, Otherpeoplesmoney moved to the lead past the quarter and led the rest of the way to win in 1:54.4. Grandiose Gal (Mike Lachance) finished second with Clova (Eric Ledford) third. The win was the fifth in a row for ...
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Indiana dates requested

on 09/15/2005 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park and Indiana Downs filed their preliminary 2006 dates requests with the Indiana Horse Racing Commission earlier this month and harness horsemen are again looking at the prospect of an extended gap between race meetings. Both tracks have asked for a number of dates consistent with their 2005 schedules. Hoosier Park has asked for 60 days of Standardbred racing next season to be conduc...
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Miss Gibbons sets mark

on 09/15/2005 2:00 AM
For the fourth time this year, Miss Gibbons has lowered the Monticello Raceway for older trotting mares, winning over the New York half-mile oval Wednesday afternoon in 1:57.3 with 79-year-old trainer-owner Dr. Howard E. Gill in the sulky. The time also equaled the national season's mark for her division. Miss Gibbons, who usually does her thing on the front end and when she doesn't get her way...
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Meeting set for PA track

on 09/15/2005 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania State Harness Racing Commission has scheduled a special meeting for Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 10 a.m. to consider a joint motion by the racetrack applicants in the Bedford Downs/Valley View Downs matter. Both Bedford Downs and Valley View Downs have applied for the last harness racing license in the state. Both are proposed for locations in western Pennsylvania. The meeting wi...
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Karen Bergstein dies

on 09/15/2005 2:00 AM
Karen McBeth Bergstein, daughter-in-law of Stan and June Bergstein, died Saturday, Sept. 3, after a long battle with bone cancer. In 1984 Karen married Al Bergstein. A scholar and athlete, Karen held a teaching degree from California State College with credentials in English and mathematics, and a master's in organizational psychology and management from Antioch West in Seattle. A spectacular s...
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Huge Mohawk card on tap

on 09/14/2005 2:00 AM
Over $3 million(C) in total purses will be up for grabs Saturday evening at Mohawk, as a spectacular 13-race program has been drawn featuring the $918,500 Maple Leaf Trot, $1 million Metro Pace and the $688,200 She's A Great Lady. The Maple Leaf Trot has been carded as race seven, at an estimated post time of 9:26. The She's A Great Lady will be the evening's eighth race (9:52) and the Metro Pa...
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Oakville elims in the book

on 09/14/2005 2:00 AM
Two-year-old trotting filly Pure Ivory was the fastest of three Oakville elimination winners Tuesday night at Mohawk Racetrack. The other eliminations went to Celebrity Sweedie in 1:57.3 and Oaklea Opal in 1:58.3. Pure Ivory was driven by Steve Condren for trainer Brad Maxwell. Condren sent the daughter of Striking Sahbra on a second-over trip and rallied to win by a length. Celebrity Sweedi...
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Gallo & O'Donnell team up

on 09/14/2005 2:00 AM
The richest pacer in history and the fastest driver in history will join together in a special match race at Windsor Raceway next month. In the half-mile contest, Gallo Blue Chip, who retired with more than $4.2 million in earnings, will be driven by Bill O'Donnell, who directed Cambest to his 1:46.1 time-trial effort in 1993, in a race against former University of Windsor track start Ryan McKe...
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Classical Way dies

on 09/14/2005 2:00 AM
Classical Way, the winner of the 1979 Kentucky Futurity over the colts and the Prix de France in Paris, has been euthanized due to infirmities of old age, Hunterton Farm at Stoner Creek announced Tuesday. She was 29. Classical Way was bred and raced by Clarence Gaines, and trained and driven by John Simpson Jr. She took a time trial mark of 1:55.2--also setting a world record for mares--during ...
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Pat Berry wins 1,000th

on 09/14/2005 2:00 AM
Pat Berry won his 1,000th career race at Balmoral Park Tuesday night, reaching the milestone with the pacing mare Monterey in the eighth race. Berry, 29, left the gate quickly with Monterey, yielded the lead nearing the half, but retook and opened up a six-length advantage turning for home, a margin he kept while crossing the finish line in 1:51. Berry, who has career earnings nearing the $8-mi...
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Jug starters romp in qualies

on 09/14/2005 2:00 AM
Making one final prep start before being dropped into the box Saturday for the Little Brown Jug, Village Jolt and Cam's Fool each won their respective qualifiers at Freehold Raceway Wednesday morning. Both Brett Pelling trainees were driven by Ron Pierce. Village Jolt bested just two rivals in a 23 1/4-length romp in 1:56.4. Leading gate to wire, Village Jolt set fractions of :29.4, :59.1, 1:28...
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