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Vivid Photo at The Meadows

on 10/13/2005 2:00 AM
Hambletonian winner Vivid Photo has drawn post four in one of two $65,748 Currier & Ives divisions for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters Saturday night at The Meadows. Coming off a runner-up finish in the three-heat Kentucky Futurity, Vivid Photo has won 14 of 19 starts this season and earnings of $1,255,844. Trainer Roger Hammer will once again drive the son of SJ's Photo.
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Up Front Jerry sold

on 10/13/2005 2:00 AM
Messenger Stakes starter Up Front Jerry has been sold for a reported $150,000 to Rodney Mitchell of Camden, Del. Former owner Ed Mullinax sold the Western Hanover gelding to Mitchell Thursday morning, with the 3-year-old pacer scheduled to head to trainer Mark Ford's barn. "It's a big thrill to have a horse in a race like that," Mitchell said about the Messenger, the third leg of the Pacing Tri...
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Meadows reopens meet

on 10/12/2005 2:00 AM
After a three-week break, The Meadows reopened its 2005 racing meet with full fields for a 13-race card on Tuesday night. Among the winners was Angel Armour A, who scored in 1:55.4 for his sixth win of the season. The 8-year-old gelding pacer is owned by Mark Christman and Dane Snyder and Joelene Christman handles the training.
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NYSS award winners

on 10/12/2005 2:00 AM
The U.S. Trotting Association District 8 and Harness Horse Breeders of New York State will hold a joint annual awards banquet on Sunday, Oct. 16, at Monticello Raceway. The USTA divisional and people award winners have been announced. Two-time New York Sire Stakes champion Dear Old Boy earned the 3-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year award. Owned by Ted Gewertz and trainer Gaetan Brunet, the Vill...
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Black Book II now available

on 10/12/2005 2:00 AM
Pedigrees are now available for download from The Black Book website for the Standardbred Horse Sales Company 2005 Annual Mixed Sale in Harrisburg. Weanlings, stallion shares, and broodmares will be selling on Thursday, Nov. 10. Highlighting the Thursday session are horses from the Walnut Hall Ltd. Dispersal, the Allamerican Harnessbreds broodmare reduction, and dispersals for Tom Ivey, David ...
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Hammer, Schadel win again

on 10/12/2005 2:00 AM
The Vivid Photo team of Roger Hammer and Todd Schadel collected Pennsylvania Fair Final crowns at Pocono Downs Tuesday night. Hammer scored with San Remo Kosmos in the race for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings. San Remo Kosmos was a victor in 2:01. Hammer shares ownership of the son of SJ's Photo with Nevin E. Gilbert. Schadel drove Keystone Rideau, who he co-owns with Hammer, to a vic...
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Ten in Courageous Lady

on 10/12/2005 2:00 AM
Jugette runner-up Western Cruise has been installed the 5-2 morning-line choice for Saturday's $130,500 Courageous Lady Pace for 3-year-old fillies at Northfield Park, while stablemate Restive Hanover is the 9-2 fourth choice in the 10-horse field. Erv Miller trains both Western Cruise, owned by Brittany Farms, and Restive Hanover, owned by Starmaker Farms. Drawing post six, Western Cruise, a d...
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Violet elims held

on 10/11/2005 2:00 AM
Victor's Finess captured her third straight victory by taking a $7,500 division of the Violet Stake elims for freshman filly trotters Monday night at Maywood Park. The daughter of Valley Victor trotted in 1:59.1, a new track record for 2-year-old fillies with Andy Miller at the lines. Erv Miller trains for owner Vandalay Racing. Victor's Finesse sat behind the pacesetting Fox Valley Shimmy (Pat...
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Drug penalty rescinded

on 10/11/2005 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania State Harness Racing Commission has rescinded its recent six-month suspension handed to driver Brian Sears for a personal drug violation that occurred Aug. 13 at The Meadows, which has resulted in a public apology to the 37-year-old driver who has more than $12.4 million in purse earnings this year. In a ruling issued Friday, Oct. 7, the commission stated "Ruling No. 050907C da...
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Joe Gerrity dies

on 10/10/2005 2:00 AM
Joe Gerrity, chairman of the board of Saratoga Gaming and Racing and a Standardbred and Thoroughbred owner for many years, has died at age 88. Details about his death and funeral arrangements are not yet known. In 1986 Gerrity's homebred Sunset Warrior won the Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Colt Pace. "I think that was the greatest thrill for Phyllis and me," he said just last year, noting that he s...
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Backstretch with Gordon

on 10/08/2005 2:00 AM
OK, we made it through the first day of the winter meet at The Red Mile. What a difference a day makes. In the mid 80s on Thursday and then it only reached 64 in Lexington on Friday, but I think that temperature was taken in the morning because it got colder and colder through the afternoon. This one time I was glad there was only 11 races on the program, which got us out of there around 4 o'clock...
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Sears penalty rescinded

on 10/08/2005 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania State Harness Racing Commission has rescinded its recent six-month suspension handed to driver Brian Sears for a personal drug violation that occurred Aug. 13 at The Meadows. In a ruling issued Friday, Oct. 7, the commission stated "Ruling No. 050907C dated September 29th, 2005 issued against Driver Brian Sears, is hereby rescinded." A copy of the ruling was presented Saturday ...
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It's all Rocknroll

on 10/08/2005 2:00 AM
Rocknroll Hanover rallied from off the pace to win the first $235,550 Tattersalls division for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers at The Red Mile on a chilly Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile. Driver Brian Sears put the Meadowlands Pace and North America Cup winner in a second-over position turning for home and cruised to the front and a 1:50.3 victory. There was plenty of action in the race w...
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Self Professed scores

on 10/08/2005 2:00 AM
Driver Tyler Stilings earned the biggest victory of his career with a perfect trip behind Self Professed in a $108,750 division of the Transylvania Trot for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile. Stillings got away first with Self Professed bu then yielded the front to Great George Two and driver Jonathan Roberts at the quarter. In mid stretch Stillings tipped ...
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Sir Perseverance perseveres

on 10/08/2005 2:00 AM
Coming off a pair of second-place finishes in the first and second heat of last week's Kentucky Futurity, Sir Perseverance finally won his first race of the year in the second $107,750 Transylvania division for sophomore colt and gelding trotters at The Red Mile Saturday afternoon. Driver George Brennan tipped Sir Perseverance from third approaching three-quarters to go on to the 1:54 victory, ...
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Loyal Opposition wins

on 10/08/2005 2:00 AM
Loyal Opposition cruised to her fifh straight win and 12th of the year in the $80,000 Allerage Farm Series for older pacing mares at The Red Mile Saturday afternoon. With George Brennan driving, Loyal Opposition coasted home to a 1:50.2 win over Glowing Report (David Miller) and Valley Electric (Mark MacDonald). A 5-year-old daughter of Cole Muffler, Loyal Opposition is owned by Daniel Waxman. ...
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Peaceful Way cruises

on 10/08/2005 2:00 AM
Peaceful Way took the lead down the backstretch and then cruised to a 1:54.3 victory in the $81,500 Allerage Farm Series for older mare trotters Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile. With Trevor Ritchie driving, Peaceful Way easily held off runner-up Mystical Sunshine (Ron Pierce) to win by about a length and a half. Housethatruthbuilt (Brian Sears) was third.
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American ideal in 1:49.2

on 10/08/2005 2:00 AM
Fresh off his world record 1:47.4 mile last Saturday afternoon, American Ideal posted a 1:49.2 victory in the $230,500 Allerage Farm Series final for older horse pacers at The Red Mile Saturday afternoon. With Mark MacDonald driving for trainer Casie Coleman, American Ideal defeated Cam's Fool (Brian Sears) and Beretta Hall (Mike Lachance)
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Hellava Hush takes Trot

on 10/08/2005 2:00 AM
Hellava Hush captured the $226,000 Allerage Farm Series final for older horse trotters in 1:54.2 Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile. The race was reduced to nine starters with the scratch of favorite Mr. Muscleman. With Dave Palone driving, Hellava Hush held off Sand Vic (Brian Sears) with Justice Hall (Eric Ledford) third. A 5-year-old gelded son of Lindy Lane, Hellava Hush is owned by Jose...
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Casimir Camotion in 1:49.4

on 10/08/2005 2:00 AM
Casimir Camotion rallied from off the pace and captured the $201,000 Allerage Farms Free For All Pace final in 1:49.4. The race was the last on the Saturday card at The Red Mile and closed the two-week Grand Circuit meeting at the Lexington racetrack. Trained and driven by Pat Lachance, Casimir Camotion was settled in the back of the field while Dr. No (Dave Palone) and Maltese Artist (Eric Led...
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