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Strong Yankee wins Smith

on 10/21/2005 2:00 AM
Kentucky Futurity champion Strong Yankee added another stakes victory to his resume, winning the $108,090 Charles I. Smith Memorial Trot at Freehold Raceway Friday with a 1:58 effort over a sloppy track. With regular driver Brian Sears aboard, Strong Yankee took the lead just before the first quarter and was never threatened. He won by six lengths over Clearaway, driven by Ray Schnittker.
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Ontario Gold elims

on 10/21/2005 2:00 AM
The favored Astronomical prevailed by a neck over Lincoln Parke in 1:51.2 in Ontario Sire Stakes Gold action at Woodbine Friday night. In a $63,942 Gold elim, Astronomical set the pace and held on for the victory. The Astreos colt was driven by Mark MacDonald. In the first elim, worth $63,442, Big Bonus, a gelded son of Bo Knows Jate driven by Steve Condren, rallied for a three-quarter lengt...
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Joy and Litigator at Maywood

on 10/20/2005 2:00 AM
Litigator and driver Andy Miller used a perfect two-hole trip to nab the $50,000 Cardinal Stakes for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings Wednesday night at Maywood Park. The freshman son of Valley Victor stopped the timer in 2:02.2 in the ICF stake. "I felt really confident with Andy (Miller) driving this horse tonight," trainer Roger Welch noted. "I just told Andy before the race that I tho...
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Cal Sire Stakes action

on 10/20/2005 2:00 AM
Two year-old colt and gelding pacers were spotlighted in Wednesday night's featured $18,000 California Sire Stakes action at Cal Expo, and Beach Crisis was a big winner in 1:56.4. For those "bridge-jumpers" that wagered $7,947 to show on the entry of California Dream and I Am So Glad (Jim Lackey) out of the $8,824 in the show pool, the results were a downer. With the heavily favored (1-5) entry...
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A quick win in DSBF

on 10/20/2005 2:00 AM
Quick Trim was the fastest of three second-leg division winners of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. With Brad Hanner driving for trainer Bobby Clark and owners Gary and Barbara Iles, the son of Badlands Hanover won in 1:56. Also winning a split was Badlands And Art, who scored for the fourth time this year in 1:57.4....
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Windy City draws 13

on 10/20/2005 2:00 AM
Thirteen 3-year-old colt pacers have been entered for the $350,000 Windy City Pace at Maywood Park, with the field split into a pair of $25,000 eliminations Friday night to pare the list down to eight finalists. Here is the draw for the Windy City Pace elims: 1st elim 1 I Zee (John Campbell) 2 Syncro's Z Tam (Pat Lachance) 3 Cam's Fool (Tim Tetrick) 4 Ithinki'msomebody (Mike Oosting) 5 ...
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Strong choice in Smith

on 10/20/2005 2:00 AM
Strong Yankee, the winner of two legs of this year's Trotting Triple Crown, has been made the prohibitive, 1-5 morning line favorite in the featured $108,090 Charles Smith Memorial, which will be raced at Freehold Raceway on Friday. The Smith is restricted to New Jersey-sired 3-year-old trotters. Strong Yankee won the second leg of the Triple Crown when he scored a decisive win in the Yonkers ...
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Royal Flush Shark update

on 10/20/2005 2:00 AM
There have been rumors circulating that Royal Flush Shark was scratched for a pre-race elevated blood-gas test that was incorrect in the Messenger Stakes at Harrington Raceway Monday night, but Hugh Gallagher, racing administrator for the Delaware Harness Racing Commission, confirmed Thursday afternoon that the 3-year-old colt trained by Seldon Ledford did in fact test high twice during the day. ...
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Winbak zooms to record

on 10/19/2005 2:00 AM
Winbak Zoom set a Harrington Raceway track record for 2-year-old filly pacers with a 1:57.1 victory in a $15,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund elimination Tuesday. Driven by Jim Morand, Winbak Zoom rallied in the final turn to outpace Sixteen Candles to the wire. Benear was third. A daughter of Badlands Hanover, Winbak Zoom is owned by Lester Walls and Jack Upchurch. Sausalito Cocktail...
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Dover to sport new look

on 10/19/2005 2:00 AM
In addition to a new opening day, Monday, Oct. 31, there will be several other "new looks" at Dover Downs when the 2005-06 meet begins. The 133-day Dover Downs meet closes April 13, 2006. The raceway's 37th season will find a brand new state-of-the-art lighting system and a new starting car--a specially conformed Lincoln Town Car--will start the 15-race-a-day schedule. Friday is the only "dar...
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Fall Four finals set

on 10/19/2005 2:00 AM
More than $2.6 million(C) in purses will be offered at Woodbine Racetrack Saturday night, highlighted by the "Fall Four" finals for 2 year olds as well as a $100,000 Gold Cup Invitational. Here are the complete draws for the four freshman finals: $557,150 Goldsmith Maid 2FT 1 Corries Glory (Jack Moiseyev) 2 Wherley (Randy Waples) 3 Passionate Glide (Ron Pierce) 4 Quick Credit (John Campbe...
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Classic Photo retired

on 10/19/2005 2:00 AM
Top 3-year-old colt trotter Classic Photo has suffered a career-ending injury in his paddock while being turned out in preparation for the Breeders Crown. Classic Photo won 10 of 13 starts this year, including the Stanley Dancer, Canadian Trotting Classic, Goodtimes, Review and American National, and finished second in the Hambletonian. "Our team is extremely upset about this unfortunate event ...
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Florida sale postponed

on 10/19/2005 2:00 AM
The Florida Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association has announced that its annual yearling and mixed horse sale, which had been scheduled for this Sunday, Oct. 23 at Pompano Park, has been postponed one week, due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Wilma. The sale will now take place on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 11 a.m. (EDT).
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$250,000 purchase scores

on 10/18/2005 2:00 AM
Gryffindor captured the 50th renewal of the $364,125 Messenger Stakes Monday night at Harrington Raceway. The 3-year-old gelded son of Dragon Again had been purchased a few days earlier for a reported $250,000 by a group led by trainer Chuck Crissman, but was raced under trainer Brendan Johnson's name. Driven by David Miller, Gryffindor won his elimination in 1:52 and then came back following t...
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An angel in Courageous Lady

on 10/16/2005 2:00 AM
Belovedangel got a pocket trip behind pacesetter Up Front Dragonfly through fractions of :27.2, :56.4 and 1:24.3, and then tipped to the outside exiting the final turn, getting up in the final strides to win the $130,500 Courageous Lady for 3-year-old filly pacers at Northfield Park Saturday night. With Kevin Wallis driving, Belovedangel stopped the teletimer in 1:54 while edging Up Front Draon...
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Three Diamonds elims held

on 10/15/2005 2:00 AM
Little Miss K and Darlins Delight won their respective eliminations for the Three Diamonds final for 2-year-old filly pacers at Woodbine Friday night. She is trained by Erv Miller for MJG Racing Stables and Hill View Enterprises. The win was the sixth of the year for the daughter of Artsplace. Knock Yourself out finished second with Mythical third. Also earning a spot in the final are Western G...
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Campbell sweep in 2FT

on 10/15/2005 2:00 AM
John Campbell directed both Wherley and Quick Credit to wins in the two Goldsmith Maid eliminations for 2-year-old trotting fillies at Woodbine Friday night. Wherley edged pacesetter Oaklea Opal in the final strides to win in 1:58.2. The daughter of Dream Vacation scored for the fourth time this year for trainer Bruce Lauer and owner Joseph Hess. Miss Wisconsin, Klipspringer and Four Starz G...
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A world record, my boy

on 10/15/2005 2:00 AM
My Boy David posted a world-record 1:52.4 victory in Friday night's $65,000 Cardinal final for 2-year-old Illinois-bred colts and geldings at Maywood Park. The time was the fastest ever recorded by a freshman pacer on a half-mile track. Driven by Andy Miller, My Boy David took the early lead with Hot N Sporty sitting second. Driver Tony Morgan pulled Hot N Sport out after the half and the two ...
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Crawford wins 4,000th

on 10/15/2005 2:00 AM
Kim Crawford, 50, won his 4,000th career race with Vytis at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway Friday night. It was the third win of the year for Vytis.
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Vivid Photo lowers mark

on 10/15/2005 2:00 AM
Vivid Photo literally coasted to a world-record 1:54.1 victory in one of two $65,478 Currier & Ives divisions for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters Saturday night at The Meadows. With trainer-driver and co-owner Roger Hammer at the helm, Vivid Photo cruised to a :58.2 half and then put on the burners, trotting a final half in :55.4 to win by open lengths over runner-up The Big Cat (Doug Snyd...
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