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Indiana dates requested

on 09/15/2005 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park and Indiana Downs filed their preliminary 2006 dates requests with the Indiana Horse Racing Commission earlier this month and harness horsemen are again looking at the prospect of an extended gap between race meetings. Both tracks have asked for a number of dates consistent with their 2005 schedules. Hoosier Park has asked for 60 days of Standardbred racing next season to be conduc...
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Miss Gibbons sets mark

on 09/15/2005 2:00 AM
For the fourth time this year, Miss Gibbons has lowered the Monticello Raceway for older trotting mares, winning over the New York half-mile oval Wednesday afternoon in 1:57.3 with 79-year-old trainer-owner Dr. Howard E. Gill in the sulky. The time also equaled the national season's mark for her division. Miss Gibbons, who usually does her thing on the front end and when she doesn't get her way...
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Meeting set for PA track

on 09/15/2005 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania State Harness Racing Commission has scheduled a special meeting for Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 10 a.m. to consider a joint motion by the racetrack applicants in the Bedford Downs/Valley View Downs matter. Both Bedford Downs and Valley View Downs have applied for the last harness racing license in the state. Both are proposed for locations in western Pennsylvania. The meeting wi...
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Karen Bergstein dies

on 09/15/2005 2:00 AM
Karen McBeth Bergstein, daughter-in-law of Stan and June Bergstein, died Saturday, Sept. 3, after a long battle with bone cancer. In 1984 Karen married Al Bergstein. A scholar and athlete, Karen held a teaching degree from California State College with credentials in English and mathematics, and a master's in organizational psychology and management from Antioch West in Seattle. A spectacular s...
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Huge Mohawk card on tap

on 09/14/2005 2:00 AM
Over $3 million(C) in total purses will be up for grabs Saturday evening at Mohawk, as a spectacular 13-race program has been drawn featuring the $918,500 Maple Leaf Trot, $1 million Metro Pace and the $688,200 She's A Great Lady. The Maple Leaf Trot has been carded as race seven, at an estimated post time of 9:26. The She's A Great Lady will be the evening's eighth race (9:52) and the Metro Pa...
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Oakville elims in the book

on 09/14/2005 2:00 AM
Two-year-old trotting filly Pure Ivory was the fastest of three Oakville elimination winners Tuesday night at Mohawk Racetrack. The other eliminations went to Celebrity Sweedie in 1:57.3 and Oaklea Opal in 1:58.3. Pure Ivory was driven by Steve Condren for trainer Brad Maxwell. Condren sent the daughter of Striking Sahbra on a second-over trip and rallied to win by a length. Celebrity Sweedi...
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Gallo & O'Donnell team up

on 09/14/2005 2:00 AM
The richest pacer in history and the fastest driver in history will join together in a special match race at Windsor Raceway next month. In the half-mile contest, Gallo Blue Chip, who retired with more than $4.2 million in earnings, will be driven by Bill O'Donnell, who directed Cambest to his 1:46.1 time-trial effort in 1993, in a race against former University of Windsor track start Ryan McKe...
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Classical Way dies

on 09/14/2005 2:00 AM
Classical Way, the winner of the 1979 Kentucky Futurity over the colts and the Prix de France in Paris, has been euthanized due to infirmities of old age, Hunterton Farm at Stoner Creek announced Tuesday. She was 29. Classical Way was bred and raced by Clarence Gaines, and trained and driven by John Simpson Jr. She took a time trial mark of 1:55.2--also setting a world record for mares--during ...
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Pat Berry wins 1,000th

on 09/14/2005 2:00 AM
Pat Berry won his 1,000th career race at Balmoral Park Tuesday night, reaching the milestone with the pacing mare Monterey in the eighth race. Berry, 29, left the gate quickly with Monterey, yielded the lead nearing the half, but retook and opened up a six-length advantage turning for home, a margin he kept while crossing the finish line in 1:51. Berry, who has career earnings nearing the $8-mi...
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Jug starters romp in qualies

on 09/14/2005 2:00 AM
Making one final prep start before being dropped into the box Saturday for the Little Brown Jug, Village Jolt and Cam's Fool each won their respective qualifiers at Freehold Raceway Wednesday morning. Both Brett Pelling trainees were driven by Ron Pierce. Village Jolt bested just two rivals in a 23 1/4-length romp in 1:56.4. Leading gate to wire, Village Jolt set fractions of :29.4, :59.1, 1:28...
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Digzy Dean pitches win

on 09/14/2005 2:00 AM
Digzy Dean, a gelded son of Muscles Yankee, led from start to finish to win the $35,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Green Acres final for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings in 1:59.2 at Freehold Raceway Wednesday afternoon. Ron Pierce drove the trotter to his fifth victory in 15 starts this year for trainer Mickey Burke and co-owners Sylvia Burke, Frank Indof and Jeffrey Indof. Digzy Dean, who w...
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Filly newest millionaire

on 09/12/2005 2:00 AM
Cabrini Hanover rallied from a second-over trip to win the $219,250 Nadia Lobell final for 3-year-old filly pacers Sunday night at The Red Mile. With Brian Sears driving, the daughter of Western Ideal won in 1:51.1 to push her career earnings past the $1 million mark. Sears dropped in fifth with Cabrini Hanover after leaving from post nine, then worked out a second-over journey as Chotat Milk a...
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Ken Warkentin wins Simcoe

on 09/10/2005 2:00 AM
With trainer Jimmy Takter in the bike, Ken Warkentin took the lead rounding the far turn and went on to a 1 1/4-length triumph in 1:56 in the first of two Simcoe Stakes for 3-year-old colt And gelding trotters at Mohawk Friday night. Stormont Welldone and Luc Ouellette captured the asecond split in 1:54.4 Takter took back at the start with Ken Warketin before making an assault on the leaders up...
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Otherpeoplesmoney wins

on 09/10/2005 2:00 AM
Otherpeoplesmoney slipped up the inside and won a photo-finish with the hard-charging Winning Venture on the outside and won the second Kentucky Sire Stakes 2-year-old filly pace elimination Friday night at The Red Mile in 1:54.2. The first elim went to Grandidose Gal in 1:55.3. Otherpeoplesmoney (Dan Shetler) took the initial lead before the opening quarter, yielded to Allamerican Excel (Mike ...
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P-47-fastest in Preview

on 09/10/2005 2:00 AM
P-Forty-Seven scorched the Scioto Downs oval on Saturday afternoon as he wired his Jug Preview field in 1:50.3, with the other divisions going to Beretta Hall and Astronomical. P-Forty-Seven, who turned heads when he won the Meadowlands Pace consolation in 1:48.2 ion July, made the $78,500 Jug Preview his third straight win of the season. Kelly O'Donnell trains the colt by The Panderosa and own...
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Jug contenders at Mohawk

on 09/10/2005 2:00 AM
Driver Brian Sears kept Rocknroll Hanover off the pace for much of the $134,152 Simcoe Saturday night at Mohawk, but the colt had a :27 final kick in reserve for the stretch drive and won in 1:50.1. Rocknroll Hanover started from post two but was settled fourth at the pylons by Sears. Lis Mara, a Confederation Cup heat winner who is also eligible to the Little Brown Jug, set the pace and held o...
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Field set for Metro

on 09/10/2005 2:00 AM
Eliminations were held at Mohawk Saturday night for the million-dollar Metro, and the finalists are: Impeccable, Jeremes Jet, Palone Ranger, Winslow Gambler, Actionuke, Western Search, Syl Hanover, Perfect Union, Faust Blue Chip, Spokesman and Mr. Thirty Two. The winners were Jeremes Jet, who moved first-over to take command at about the half and won in 1:52.3 for trainer Tom Harmer; Palone Ran...
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She's A Great Lady field

on 09/10/2005 2:00 AM
The $688,200 She's A Great Lady final will feature the following 2-year-old pacing fillies: Chana Hanover, Let's Talk Turkey, Don't You Smile, Little Miss K, Style, Keystone Dawn, Western Gallie, Art's Temptress, JA EL Astrelegant and Miss World. Three eliminations held Saturday night determined the She's A Great Lady final. Little Miss K won the first elim for trainer Ervin Miller, pacing to a...
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Moni Maker elims held

on 09/10/2005 2:00 AM
Eliminations for the first edition of the Moni Maker Stakes were held at The Red Mile Saturday night and the winners were Dodger Blues (1:55.1) and Her Culese (1:55.3). Dodger Blues came flying through the stretch to edge Third Reef at the wire while Jersey Gal was third. Brett Bittle trains Dodger Blues, who finished third in a Hambletonian Oaks elim but broke stride in the final. Oaks winner ...
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Fillies take Simcoe splits

on 09/09/2005 2:00 AM
A pair of divisions of the Simcoe Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies were contested Thursday evening at Mohawk Racetrack, with Meconopsis and Fan Favourite each winning their respective split in 1:57.1. In the $127,752(C) opening split, even-money favorite Meconopsis went gate to wire from post four, eventually posting a two-length margin of victory for driver Bill O'Donnell. Bernies Babe a...
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