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Trotting's second jewel

on 08/20/2005 2:00 AM
Strong Yankee won the $279,816 Yonkers Trot final at Freehold Raceway Saturday afternoon in a race that changed dramatically when elim winners Ken Warkentin and Worship both made breaks early. Driver Brian Sears had Strong Yankee on the lead and the 3-year-old son of Muscles Yankee cruised to a five-length victory in 1:56.1 in the second jewel of trotting's Triple Crown. Maximum Return finis...
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Sweep in Fox Stakes

on 08/20/2005 2:00 AM
Jandj Art and Joe To Go each paced to 1:55 victories in their respective $38,420 Fox Stakes divisions for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Saturday afternoon. With both trained by Joe Seekman and driven by Tim Tetrick, it was the first time ever the same trainer, driver and timer each flashed the same after two divisions in Fox Stakes history. Jandj Art, se...
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A world-class OSS win

on 08/19/2005 2:00 AM
World Class Image held off a late bid from Whatthehecklavec to win Thursday night's $130,000(C) Ontario Sire Stakes Gold final for 3-year-old trotting fillies at Mohawk Racetrack. With Randy Waples driving, World Class Image won by a neck in 1:57.1. A daughter of Balanced Image-Gramola, World Class Image is trained by Pat Hunt for owners Thomas and Elizabeth Rankin.
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Photos to meet up in Am Nat

on 08/19/2005 2:00 AM
Hambletonian one-two finishers Vivid Photo and Classic Photo have drawn posts seven and eight, respectively, for the $150,000 American National at Balmoral Park. Only eight sophomore trotters were entered so no eliminations are needed, with the final going postward Saturday night, Aug. 27. Vivid Photo won Thursday night at The Meadows in a Pennsylvania Sire Stakes division while Classic Photo c...
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Conway Hall colt scores

on 08/19/2005 2:00 AM
Cisco Hall, who won the Kentucky-sired Summer Championship and Kentucky Sire Stakes final last year at The Red Mile, won the 2005 edition of the Summer Championship for 3-year-old colt trotters over that same track Friday night. With Marcus Johansson driving, Cisco Hall brushed to the lead around the final turn and drew clear to a 1:56.2 victory in the $60,000 contest. Oatmeister (Dan SHetler) ...
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Filly winners at Indy

on 08/19/2005 2:00 AM
Merrie Annabelle winner Miss Wisconsin dug in gamely down the lane to win the third of three divisions of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale Company Stakes for 2-year-old filly trotters at Indiana Downs Friday night. The other divisions went to Passionate Glide and Chippiesbrownsugar. Miss Wisconsin was driven by Mike Lachance to the 2:01.1 victory, the third straight for the daughter of Musc...
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A ticket to the Helen Smith

on 08/19/2005 2:00 AM
Paul Kinnear and Douglas Hutchins' Ticket To Glide mounted a powerful rally on the final turn and drew clear in the stretch to win the $83,000 Helen Smith Trot final for 3-year-old New Jersey-sired trotting fillies at Freehold Raceway on Friday. Ticket To Glide, a daughter of Yankee Glide trained by Brett Pelling and driven to victory by Cat Manzi, finished two lengths ahead of her nearest riva...
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ISS final just a dream

on 08/18/2005 2:00 AM
Dream Work filly L-N-A's Dream catapulted to the lead late in the mile to capture the $68,300 Indiana Sire Stakes final Wednesday night at Indiana Downs. The Vaun Warner-owned pacer scored the 1:57.1 victory after racing off the pace early. "I thought we were in trouble," driver Ricky Macomber said of the trip that saw the winner buried behind the leaders as the field reached the half in :59.1....
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Fillies aim for $110G at Indy

on 08/18/2005 2:00 AM
A total of 18 pacing fillies dropped in the box for Saturday's Lexington Selected Yearling Sale Company Stakes at Indiana Downs. Two $110,200 divisions are carded for August 20 as the fourth and sixth races on the program. Lady N Diamonds enters the first division as the top money earner with nearly $13,000 to her credit. The Western Hanover freshman finished fourth in the American National fin...
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Hanners wins 3,000th

on 08/18/2005 2:00 AM
Brad Hanners won his 3,000th career race Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. He entered the night needing three wins to reach the milestone, and he did it by winning three of the first four races. Hanners' milestone win came with Speakeasy, trained by Bobby Clark and owned by Holly Tree Farms.
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Classic Photo majority sold

on 08/18/2005 2:00 AM
Reports are out that a majority interest in the 3-year-old colt trotter Classic Photo has been purchased by Jorgen Jahre Jr., and that following the season the Hambletonian runner-up will stand stud duty at Kentuckiana Farms. Bill Wright, Dennis and Kevin Lakomy's Mystical Marker Farms and Jack and Peggy Hood will retain a significant interest. Classic Photo earlier this year won the Goodtimes ...
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Busy weekend for Clearaway

on 08/18/2005 2:00 AM
Three-year-old trotting colt Clearaway has a busy weekend of stakes races ahead as he will be competing in the $297,817 final of the Yonkers Trot on Saturday at Freehold Raceway, and then he will be sent north to The Syracuse Mile for the $225,000 Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial Trot on Sunday. "At least we know he'll be fit," joked Ray Schnittker, trainer and driver of Clearaway. "They do heat ra...
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Garland Lobell filly scores

on 08/18/2005 2:00 AM
Sarong Hall didn't clear to the lead until she was just about at the quarter pole but she never relinquished that spot as she trotted to a 1:55.3 victory in the $60,000 Kentucky-sired Summer Championship for 3-year-old fillies at The Red Mile. With Tony Kerwood driving for trainer Dr. Peter Johnston, Sarong Hall seized the lead from Fandango Hall (Jeff Fout) a few strides ahead of the opening q...
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Vivid Photo scores in PASS

on 08/18/2005 2:00 AM
It may not have been the prettiest of wins but Vivid Photo, making his first start since winning the Hambletonian 12 days ago at the Meadowlands, came out victorious in one of three Pennsylvania Sire Stakes divisions at The Meadows Thursday night. With trainer Roger Hammer once again in the sulky, Vivid Photo left from post four and hung a bit on the outside early until rushing to the lead at t...
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Hot N Sporty in 1:50.2

on 08/18/2005 2:00 AM
Hot N Sporty shook off the challenge by world champion Lucky's Z Tam and then went on to equal the 1:50.2 world record for 2-year-old gelding pacers in the $55,000 final of the Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes Thursday afternoon at Springfield. Tony Morgan was in the bike as the undefeated son of Sportsmaster pulled away in the stretch for a 3 3/4-length victory over My Boy David and Pat Berry w...
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Greyhound to Chocolatier

on 08/17/2005 2:00 AM
Chocolatier put a 10-horse field behind him at the start and never let it catch up en route to a stakes record-equaling 1:56.1 triumph in the $70,000 Greyhound Stakes for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters at Springfield Tuesday evening. D.R. Ackerman was in the bike as the son of Credit Winner scored his second straight victory in three starts for the Doug Ackerman Stables. Naughty Nu Nu and...
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Wisconsin in Lex. at Indy

on 08/17/2005 2:00 AM
The Lexington Selected Yearling Sale Company Stake has attracted three divisions of freshman filly trotters. Indiana Downs will play host to the stakes Friday, Aug. 19. Merrie Annabelle winner Miss Wisconsin headlines the group of 19 slated to compete. The first division, which will carry a purse of $81,650, includes Celebrity J Lo and Winning Sister, both Muscles Yankee fillies that were runne...
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A desperate win in ISS

on 08/17/2005 2:00 AM
Post-time favorite Desperate Measures held off a late bid by second-choice Art Creek Boy to win the $66,300 Indiana Sire Stakes final for freshman colt and gelding pacers Tuesday night at Indiana Downs. The Mark Laffin-trained colt paced the mile in 1:55.1. Starting from post two in the 10-horse field, driver Joe Essig Jr. kept Desperate Measures near the front as Model Rellim and Topville Dyna...
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Eddie Davis Jr. wins 3,000

on 08/17/2005 2:00 AM
Eddie Davis Jr. drove his 3,000th career winner Tuesday at Harrington Raceway, the milestone event coming with Finn Fiedler in 1:58.1 in the second race on the card. "I'm glad to get it over with," quipped Davis, 39, afterward. Davis appears to be the first of a locally-based trifecta of drivers who will reach the 3,000-win plateau. Brad Hanners currently stands at 2,997 victories and Jim K...
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Fan Hanover elims drawn

on 08/17/2005 2:00 AM
A strong field of 22 three-year-old filly pacers has been entered for the $705,900(C) Fan Hanover Stakes at Mohawk Racetrack, with the field divided into three eliminations this Saturday night, Aug. 20. The top three finishers in each elim plus a fourth-place finisher drawn by lot will return for the final. Here are the eliminations for the Fan Hanover: First Elimination Head# Horse (PP) Dr...
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