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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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Mister Big races big

on 08/10/2005 2:00 AM
Mister Big raced big out of the outside 10 post Tuesday night at Mohawk Racetrack to win the $50,000(C) Dream Maker Series final for 2-year-old pacers. With Phil Hudon driving, Mister Big was back in the pack early but moved first-over and eventually edged runner-up Faust Blue Chip by a quarter-length in 1:54. A son of Grinfromeartoear, Mister Big is trained by Tim Pinske for the Pinske Stables...
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Hambo bet well outside US

on 08/10/2005 2:00 AM
Hambletonian day at the Meadowlands resulted in a record $9 million handle, and it was announced Tuesday that nearly $1 million of that came from international sources. More than $700,000 was wagered in Canada on the 15-race program while the Nordic pool - Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark - added another $213,876. "The Hambletonian, and the Meadowlands, are tremendous brand names in Europe a...
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Kisses sis wins

on 08/10/2005 2:00 AM
Stonebridge Luau, a 2-year-old half sister to the top open mare pacer Stonebridge Kisses, won her first career race Tuesday night at Mohawk Racetrack, capturing a $15,000 race restricted to members of her division in 1:55.2. With Mike Saftic driving, Stonebridge Luau led wire to wire, holding on by a neck over Texas Sweetheart and Letmedowneasy. A daughter of Island Fantasy-Twointhemorning, Sto...
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Another Ky. slot plan

on 08/10/2005 2:00 AM
A report in Wednesday's Lexington (Ky.) Herald Leader revealed that State Rep. Tom Burch, D-Louisville, was pre-filing a plan that would allow up to 21,000 slot machines placed in the state, including 10,000 that would be shared by racetracks and certain hotels. Under Burch's plan, each of Kentucky's 120 counties would be eligible for an initial allowance of 50 terminals. The remaining 5,000 ma...
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EEE afflicts NJ horse

on 08/10/2005 2:00 AM
New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Charles M. Kuperus announced Tuesday that the illness of a 2-year-old quarter horse mare in Gloucester County has been attributed to infection with Equine Eastern Encephalitis (EEE). This is the first diagnosis of EEE, a mosquito-borne virus, in a horse in New Jersey this year. The horse's owner reported that the horse became ill on July 31. The horse's condi...
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Indy hosts freshman pacers

on 08/10/2005 2:00 AM
Two divisions of freshman colt and gelding pacers faced off Tuesday, Aug. 9, at Indiana Downs in the fourth and final leg before the Aug. 16 Indiana Sire Stakes final. In this last points scoring opportunity, one favorite succeeded while another faltered. In the first split Art Creek Boy and driver Joe Putnam took command racing to the three-quarter pole and never looked back. The Mark Johnatha...
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