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Classic Photo in Review

on 08/13/2005 2:00 AM
Hambletonian runner-up Classic Photo will take on four rivals in the $50,000 Review Stakes at the Springfield, Ill., fairgrounds Monday afternoon, Aug. 15. It will be the first start for the sophomore son of SJ's Photo since he finished second to Vivid Photo in the $1.5 million Hambo Aug. 4 at the Meadowlands. Trainer Erv Miller has named his brother, Andy, to drive Classic Photo, who has drawn...
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Yonkers Trot elim winners

on 08/13/2005 2:00 AM
Ken Warkentin and Worship won their respective $49,635 divisions of eliminations for the Yonkers Trot for 3 year olds at Freehold Raceway on Saturday afternoon. The first four finishers in each division will return for the $297,817 final Aug. 20. Ken Warkentin was sent to the lead by driver David Miller from post two and set fractions of :28.3, :58.4 and 1:28.4 on his way to 1:57 victory. Fini...
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Jim Robinson dies

on 08/13/2005 2:00 AM
Longtime Kentucky-based horseman Jim Robinson died Friday, Aug. 12, after a long battle with cancer. He was 59. Mr. Robinson began driving horses in the mid 1970s, directing 1,285 career winners. He had more than $2.3 million in purse earnings. As a trainer, Mr. Robinson had more than 268 winners and $518,000 in purse earnings since the U.S. Trotting Association began keeping trainer stats in 1...
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Dan Patch champ gets win

on 08/13/2005 2:00 AM
Village Jolt led at every call to win the final of the $421,800 Coors Delvin Miller Adios final at The Meadows Saturday in 1:52.1. Driver Ron Pierce was able to force the early pace with an opening quarter of :26.4, then rate his charge to a :29.2 second quarter, reaching the half in :56.1. Village Jolt then had to fight off a first-over bid by Realiscape and driver Brian Sears, with the two el...
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Gold Dust found at Red Mile

on 08/13/2005 2:00 AM
Gold Dust Beach posted his fifth straight victory Saturday night at The Red Mile, winning the $70,000 Kentucky-sired Summer Championship final for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers in 1:52. With Jason Dillander driving, Gold Dust Beach was moved to the lead from the two hole just past the opening :27 quarter and then set fractions of :54.2 and 1:22.3 before cruising to the wire. Late rallies ...
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Freshman colt wins by 16

on 08/12/2005 2:00 AM
RC Royalty romped to a 16-length win in 1:59.4 in one of four Arden Downs divisions for 2-year-old colt trotters at The Meadows Thursday night. The son of Credit Winner trained and driven by Dan Daley took control at the quarter and continued to step away from his rivals to score for the first time in three starts. "We've always thought a lot of him," said Daley of the $10,000 yearling purchase...
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Pineapple Gal in 1:57.4

on 08/12/2005 2:00 AM
Pineapple Gal and driver Dave Palone held on by a nose over Centerfold Kosmos to win a division of the Arden Downs for 3-year-old filly trotters Thursday night at The Meadows. The daughter of Malabar Man was fractious at the start but Palone was finally get her under control to win in 1:57.4. Coulantine won her sophomore filly trot division with a 1:58 effort for Palone, who stated afterward h...
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Wish comes true for Dawn

on 08/12/2005 2:00 AM
Benefiting from a front-end duel and a costly break from the post time favorite, Keystone Dawn and driver Steve Condren jogged home in 1:53.4 Thursday night at Mohawk in the $47,800 final of the Whenuwishuponastar Series for 2-year-old pacing fillies. After racing four wide through the lane, Warrawee Happy and driver Kelvin Rose finished 4 1/4 lengths behind in second, with Cannae Cindy and Ma...
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Glidemaster sets 2005 mark

on 08/12/2005 2:00 AM
Glidemaster made his first career start a memorable one as the freshman son of Yankee Glide trotted to a national season's best 1:56.2 victory at Mohawk Racetrack Thursday night. With trainer Blair Burgess driving, Glidemaster came from ninth at the half to win by 3 ½ lengths in the fastest mile trotted by a 2 year old in North America on a mile track this year. Only Here Come Herbie's 1:56 eff...
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Real Desire film honored

on 08/12/2005 2:00 AM
Vigilante Films of Bozeman, Mont., Monica Thors of Princeton, N.J., and Amy Krause of Yardville, N.J., co-producers of the Standardbred documentary "Harness Dreams--A Real Desire for a Dream," have been officially notified by the selection committee of Festival EPONA that their documentary film has been selected as a finalist in the prestigious Le Festival à L'Image du Cheval. Co-sponsored ...
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Red Mile adds freshman trots

on 08/12/2005 2:00 AM
The Red Mile race secretary Nick Salvi has announced two Kentucky-sired 2-year-old trotters will be raced next month in place of the cancelled Lexington Breeders Classic races. There will be a race written for Thursday, Sept. 1, for 2-year-old trotting fillies (Lexington Breeders Classic eligibles preferred) for a purse of $15,000. Declare on Monday, Aug. 29 by 10 a.m. There will be a race w...
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Meconopsis wins in Ky.

on 08/12/2005 2:00 AM
Meconopsis was put on the lead just after the quarter pole, and she then held on gamely for trainer-driver Paul Walker to win Thursday night's prep for the Aug. 18 Kentucky-sired Summer Championship for 3-year-old trotting fillies at the Red Mile. A daughter of Striking Sahbra, Meconopsis was bred in Ontario by her owners William and Eileen Stuart. She won for the fourth time in 10 career star...
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Season's records set

on 08/12/2005 2:00 AM
Three national season's records were set and driver Andy Miller brought home six winner's on the 12-race card as racing at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield got underway Friday afternoon with Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes eliminations for 2 year olds. Miller began the day winning the first three races--all eliminations of the 2-year-old filly trot--for his brother, trainer Ervin Miller. ...
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Fillies vie for Smith final

on 08/12/2005 2:00 AM
Ticket To Glide equaled the Freehold track record and Cinematic Hanover was placed first in two elimination divisions of the Helen Smith Friday afternoon. With Cat Manzi in the bike, Ticket To Glide swept past Motivational and George Brennan and scored a 1 1/2-length victory in 1:56.1, equaling the track record for 3-year-old trotting fillies set by Glide About in 2003. Laughing Louder and Tron...
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Mighty M streak safe

on 08/11/2005 2:00 AM
Karm Master N's quest to equal Don Torpid's Monticello Raceway track record of nine consecutive victories fell one effort short as the 11-year-old New Zealand-bred gelding finished sixth on Wednesday afternoon. It was the first time Karm Master N lost since March 31. He started his streak April 13 when he scored at odds of 23-1, but in his following seven wins he was the odds-on choice in six o...
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Restive Hanover qualifies

on 08/11/2005 2:00 AM
Breeders Crown champion filly Restive Hanover made her first appearance as a 3 year old in a qualifier Wednesday at Balmoral Park with the defending divisional champion finishing fourth. Restive Hanover was timed in 1:56 in the mile that went in 1:54.4. Last year Restive Hanover won nine of 14 starts and $590,807, taking her mark of 1:52 in an International Stallion Stakes division at The Red M...
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A celebrity at the fair

on 08/11/2005 2:00 AM
Roger Hammer's friends on the Pennsylvania fair circuit are giving him some grief about his new-found celebrity status. A chair with a sign on it that read "Hammer Was Here" was waiting for him in the Race Office at the Wayne County Fair in Honesdale earlier this week. His friends also put a sign on the bathroom door!
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Arden Downs for 2YOFT

on 08/10/2005 2:00 AM
Tresokay, a daughter of Self Possessed, used a two-hole trip to turn in the fastest mile (1:59) in Arden Downs stakes action for 2-year-old trotting fillies Tuesday night at The Meadows. Dewayne Minor drove Tresokay to the victory by 1 1/4 lengths. The time 2:00.1 was the magic number for the four other division winners as all hit th wire for that clocking. Kosmopolitan, a filly by Sierra...
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13 in Adios for 2 elims

on 08/10/2005 2:00 AM
The field for the Adios is set and follows, and millionaire Village Jolt, voted harness racing's 2004 Two-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year, headlines one of two elimination heats for 13 horses for Saturday's $421,800 Delvin Miller Adios Pace at The Meadows. Village Jolt drew post six in the 10th race elimination (post time at approximately 5 p.m.), with Ron Pierce named to drive by trainer Bre...
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More action for Hammer

on 08/10/2005 2:00 AM
Horseman Roger Hammer was home cleaning house the day after the Hambletonian, back driving at the Pennsylvania fairs on Tuesday at Honesdale, and is planning on racing at The Meadows Thursday night. in Arden Downs action. At the Honesdale fair Tuesday, Hammer won five of the six races. He won the first race on the program with Internet Exploiter, then came back and won a second heat with the ho...
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