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Modern Medicine ready

on 08/25/2005 2:00 AM
If her performance in last weekend's Fan Hanover eliminations is any indication, Modern Medicine is back to form heading into Saturday's $680,100(C) final at Mohawk Racetrack. After receiving the Jenna's Beach Boy filly six days before her 1:51.4 elim victory, trainer Mickey Burke has apparently worked his magic. "I just got the filly a week ago Monday night (from Kentucky-based trainer Buzzy S...
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11 entered in pacing jewel

on 08/25/2005 2:00 AM
Confederation Cup winner American Ideal has drawn post six in the second of two $57,600 eliminations for the Cane Pace for 3-year-old colt pacers Saturday afternoon at Freehold. A son of Western Ideal, American Ideal was supplemented to the first jewel of pacing's Triple Crown following his double-heat victory at Flamboro Downs last Sunday, which came on the heels of an upset win over Rocknroll...
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Katrina closes Pompano

on 08/25/2005 2:00 AM
With Tropical Storm Katrina hovering just off the East Coast of southern Florida and making her way toward shore, Pompano Park has announced it is closing until futher notice. This includes the cancelling of simulcasting.
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Engel elected IHHA pres.

on 08/25/2005 2:00 AM
The Illinois Harness Horsemen's Association's board of directors has elected director Marty Engel of Buffalo Grove, Ill. as its president. Engel has been a board member since 2003, and this will be his first term as president. He owns owns one of the top racing stables on the Chicago harness circuit, and operates an accounting and tax preparation business, located in downtown Chicago. Other ...
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Gallagher named in Del.

on 08/25/2005 2:00 AM
The Delaware Harness Racing Commission announced Thursday that Hugh Gallagher has been named its new administrator. Gallagher has been involved in racing for more than 25 years, including commission positions in New Jersey, Ohio, Delaware, Florida, Minnesota and Kentucky Gallagher will begin his new position Oct. 17.
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Filly out of Fan Hanover

on 08/25/2005 2:00 AM
Three-year-old filly pacer Ideal News has contracted pneumonia and has been scratched out of Saturday night's $680,100(C) Fan Hanover Stakes at Mohawk Raceway. Art Zubrod of Brittany Farms, which shares ownership of Ideal News with Val D'Or Farms, told harnessracing.com Thursday afternoon that the Joe Holloway-trained filly began to show signs of sickness Monday morning, two days after she won her...
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Victor's Pursuit sets mark

on 08/24/2005 2:00 AM
Victor's Pursuit, seventh at the three-quarter pole, rallied down the far outside of the Balmoral stretch Tuesday night and got up in the final stride to win the $50,000 Hanover Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies in a lifetime and stakes record 1:55.1 for Andy Miller. Finishing second was Silhouette Star and Ron Marsh, who had cut the mile and had a three-length lead in mid stretch before b...
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Hoosier Gazette wins again

on 08/24/2005 2:00 AM
The $53,400 Indiana Sire Stakes final for freshman colt and gelding trotters served as driver Don Irvine Jr's return to racing Tuesday evening. Indiana Downs' defending leading driver piloted favorite Hoosier Gazette to a 2:00.3 victory after being sidelined for a month following an accident at the Shelbyville oval. Irvine returned to action one day earlier than expected to drive the undefeated...
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Gingras hurt at Freehold

on 08/24/2005 2:00 AM
Driver Yannick Gingras was hurt Tuesday afternoon at Freehold Raceway when he was involved in an accident in the sixth race on the card. Gingras was transported to a nearby hospital where reports state that his symptoms of memory loss and difficulty speaking are consistent with a cerebral concussion. Gingras was driving Kingpin HR when he ran into a horse that had fallen after making a break. G...
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Breeders Crowns ready to go

on 08/24/2005 2:00 AM
Dan Patch honorees Mr. Muscleman and Loyal Opposition, two-time O'Brien winner Peaceful Way and defending Crown champion Boulder Creek headline the $1.9 million Breeders Crown Open events to be raced Saturday, Sept. 3, at Mohawk Racetrack. The 590,000 Breeders Crown Pace drew 15 entries, enough to split into two eliminations that will be raced on Saturday, Aug. 27, to determine 10 starters for ...
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Ky. HBPA files drug suit

on 08/24/2005 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) and its former president and Thoroughbred owner and trainer Rick Hiles have filed a lawsuit to block emergency regulations signed by Gov. Ernie Fletcher that enact strict drug rules for Thoroughbred racing in the state. Harness racing regulations were not part of this approval and are subject to be discussed and likely approved a...
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Gingras not seriously hurt

on 08/24/2005 2:00 AM
Driver Yannick Gingras told harnessracing.com Wednesday morning that he was not seriously injured in a race accident at Freehold Raceway Tuesday afternoon, but that he plans on taking a couple days off before returning to the sulky probably on Friday at that New Jersey track. Gingras was driving Kingpin HR in the sixth race when he ran over a horse that had fallen, and then after being dumped t...
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American Ideal sets record

on 08/22/2005 2:00 AM
American Ideal romped to a 7 1/2-length victory in a Flamboro Downs track record 1:50.3 Sunday night in the $459,000(C) Confederation Cup final. American Ideal had won his elimination and then came back in the final to pace to the fastest mile in the history of the Ontario track. Driven by Mark MacDonald, American Ideal follolwed live cover to the half and then tipped three wide and opening up...
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Fan Hanover field set

on 08/21/2005 2:00 AM
Ideal News, Cabrini Hanover and Modern Medicine won their respective eliminations for the Fan Hanover for 3-year-old filly pacers Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. A field of 10 will now llne up behind the gate for the $680,100(C) final on Saturday, Aug. 27. Ideal News was a 1:52.1 winner for driver David Miller, with Lady Dillinger and Bound For Glory finishing second and third, respectively...
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Beaches leads way in KYSS

on 08/21/2005 2:00 AM
Glittering Beaches was the fastest of three elimination winners for the Kentucky Sire Stakes final for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers Saturday night at The Red Mile with a 1:51.4 effort for driver Tyler Stillings. Also capturing their respect elims were Minor De Best (1:52.3) and Michael's Marvel (1:53.1). Stillings sat last in the seven-horse elim with Glittering Beaches before swooping ar...
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Shark swims at Northfield

on 08/21/2005 2:00 AM
Stormy weather may have prevented trainer Jim Campbell and scheduled driver George Brennan to make the trip from New Jersey to Northfield Park Saturday, but Jo Pa's Shark was there and he won the $161,500 Miller Lite Cleveland Classic in 1:53.1 over a "sloppy" track. Ken Holliday picked up the drive behind Jo Pa's Shark and the sophomore gelding won in nearly wire-to-wire fashion. Gryffindor ca...
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Katie & Miss win at Indy

on 08/21/2005 2:00 AM
Two $110,200 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale Company Stakes for freshman filly pacers were contested Saturday night at Indiana Downs with Katies Western and Little Miss K taking top honors with identical 1:54.3 efforts. Katies Western entered the first division off a second-place performance Aug. 3 in her debut at the Meadowlands. Owned by Arlene and Jules Siegel, the Western Ideal filly was e...
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Driven To Win In Gold Cup

on 08/21/2005 2:00 AM
Driven To Win set a Gold Cup & Saucer record with a 1:51.2 victory in Saturday night's $60,000(C) contest at the Charlottetown Driving Park in Prince Edward Island. Wally Hennessey drove the 4-year-old son of Jenna's Beach Boy to the 7 1/2-length victory over Sparkler, with two-time Gold Cup & Saucer winner Sand Olls Dexter third. Ted Gewertz, Martha and Milton Frank and trainer Joe Holloway...
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Ain't Goin Back in 1:51.2

on 08/21/2005 2:00 AM
Ain't Goin Back and Ambootia won their respective Kentucky Sire Stakes eliminations for 3-year-old filly pacers Sunday night at The Red Mile and will lead a field of 10 into next Sunday's rich final. Ain't Goin Back won the second of two elims in 1:51.2, a career best for the daughter of Jenna's Beach Boy. Driven by Ben Stafford Jr., Ain't Goin Back defeated Cheyenne Adrienne and Beryl Seelste...
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Record in Zweig

on 08/21/2005 2:00 AM
Great George Two equaled the track and stakes record in his division of the Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial Trot at The Syracuse Mile on Sunday afternoon. Great George Two was on his best behavior in the $90,600 second division and scored in 1:52.3 to equal the track and stakes record set by American Winner in 1993. The colt has a bad habit of breaking stride early in the mile and taking himself ou...
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