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Harrington sets $$ mark

on 09/09/2005 2:00 AM
Harrington Raceway set a new record for a single night's handle when approximately $930,000 was wagered on the Thursday program. The previous mark was $898,683, set on May 16, 2005. On the record night, Robert Figliozzi and Thomas Litz's Village Showoff N remained perfect in North America, when he won his fourth consecutive race, this one in 1:56.4. Driven by Jim Morand for trainer Cliff Green...
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Garland Crown OM wins

on 09/09/2005 2:00 AM
Garland Crown OM trotted to a 1:58.1 victory in Thursday night's single elimination dash for 3-year-old fillies in Kentucky Sire Stakes action at The Red Mile. Eleven lined up behind the gate with the top nine returning for next Thursday's final. Driven by John Patterson Jr. for trainer Jan Johnson, the Garland Lobell daughter Garland Crown OM took the lead early on in the mile and led over her...
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Magic Swan wins NJSS final

on 09/09/2005 2:00 AM
Magic Swan, tipped four wide at the head of the stretch by Cat Manzi, blew past the field in the stretch and captured the $85,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes 3-year-old colt trot final in 1:58.1 at Freehold Friday afternoon. Get Packin and George Brennan were second, a half-length behind the winner, with Armbro Copenhagen and David Miller another half-length back in third. From post six, Magic Swan ...
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23 entered in Jug Preview

on 09/08/2005 2:00 AM
Although Stonebridge Regal may be missing among the entries, 23 three-year-old colt and gelding pacers will still line up behind the gate in three divisions of the Jug Preview at Scioto Downs Saturday. Because of an Ohio State home football game, the track in Columbus has moved its usual night-time post to 1 p.m. Here are the fields for the three Jug Preview elims: 1st $78,500 elim (6th race...
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Say bon voyage in NJSS

on 09/08/2005 2:00 AM
Ram Racing Stables' Bon Voyage made every pole a winning one as she captured the $85,000 final of the New Jersey Sire Stakes for 2-year-old trotting fillies at Freehold Raceway on Wednesday. Bon Voyage, a daughter of Dream Vacation trained by Jonas Czernyson, cut fractions of :28.3, :59, 1:28.2, en route to a six-length tally in a final time of 1:57.2. Heathers Dream (Duke Sugg) finished second...
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Jugette barn ribbon cutting

on 09/08/2005 2:00 AM
Ribbon cutting ceremonies for the Laverne A. Hill Jugette Barn will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday at the Delaware, Ohio County Fairgrounds. The new Jugette Barn is located between the log cabin and the Thomas Walsh Jug Barn. The octagonal structure will have 30 stalls and a special area to display Jugette and Delaware historical harness racing memorabilia. The 35th annual Jugette will be rac...
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Hitachi wins first NYSS

on 09/08/2005 2:00 AM
He hasn't been blessed with great luck in his young career, but Hitachi finally scored the first New York Sire Stakes victory at Monticello Raceway on Wednesday afternoon. Four divisions of the $159,516 New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old trotting colts were contested on the card. "He's had a lot of bad luck this year," said driver Brian Allen, happy that the maiden-breaker finally came. "He wa...
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Legacy left by Hall of Famer

on 09/08/2005 2:00 AM
Hall of Fame trainer-driver Stanley Dancer, died at his home in Pompano Beach, Fla., Thursday morning after declining health for several years. He was 78. Mr. Dancer, whose training base for most of his career was on his farm in New Egypt, N.J., embarked on his career in harness racing in the years after World War II with Candor, a horse purchased with a $300 nest egg his wife, Rachel, brought ...
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Colt now aims for Red Mile

on 09/07/2005 2:00 AM
Trainer Bob McIntosh told The Horseman Wednesday afternoon that Stonebridge Regal will not be ready in time to start in the upcoming Little Brown Jug at the fairgrounds in Delaware, Ohio, and that he is now pointing the 3-year-old colt to the Bluegrass and Tattersalls Stakes at The Red Mile in early October. A winner of 10 of 16 starts this year and $582,466, Stonebridge Regal was at first supp...
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Upset in pacing jewel

on 09/05/2005 2:00 AM
Royal Flush Shark won the $346,000 Cane Pace final at Freehold Raceway Monday afternoon with a 1:52.4 effort for driver Eric Ledford. Finishing second by 1 1/4 lengths was American Ideal with Village Jolt third. Trained by Seldon Ledford for owners D'Elegance Stable, Royal Flush Stable, Carmen Iannacone and George Giamarino. With the victory in the first leg of pacing's Triple Crown, Royal Flus...
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Artist wins Beckwith

on 09/05/2005 2:00 AM
Maltese Artist, rebounding from an eighth-place effort in the Breeders Crown elimination at Mohawk, got a stellar drive from former New Englander Bruce Ranger and set an all-age track record Monday afternoon with a 1:49.2 win in the $50,000 Bert Beckwith Memorial Pace at Plainridge Racecourse. Trained by Mickey Burke, Maltese Artist, owned by George Leon, John Howard and James Koran, eclipsed t...
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OSS night big for Brett

on 09/04/2005 2:00 AM
The Ohio Sire Stakes championship night at Northfield Park was a big one for driver Brett Miller as he won five of the eight $100,000 events. Miller kicked off the night by winning the 2-year-old filly trot (Jail House Denise, 1:59.1), then scored with Stable Creek Barb (1:59.2) in the 3-year-old filly trot, Scoot To Connect (1:54.4) in the 3-year-old filly pace, Indian Hill Rocket (1:57) in th...
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Vivid Photo sweeps

on 09/03/2005 2:00 AM
Vivid Photo broke his own world record - twice - and captured the $525,000 World Trotting Derby Saturday afternoon at the DuQuoin State Fair. The gelded son of SJ's Photo wired the field in a 1:51.3 first heat, then came out of the two hole to win the second heat in 1:51.2. Great George Two was second both heats. In the first heat co-owner, trainer and driver Roger Hammer put the Hambletonian w...
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Big

on 09/03/2005 2:00 AM
The Breeders Crown Trot was the richest race of the four-event Crown extravaganza at Mohawk Racetrack Saturday night, and Mr. Muscleman turned in a powerful 1:52 track record performance with Ron Pierce aboard. Bet down to 3-5, Mr. Muscleman controlled the race and then failed to falter when pressured by Sand Vic for almost half the mile. Driver Brian Sears, aboard Sand Vic, knew he couldn't be...
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Crown Pace to

on 09/03/2005 2:00 AM
Boulder Creek, the 4-5 betting favorite, enjoyed a second-over trip and won the Breeders Crown Pace over 23-1 shot Georgia Pacific, with the final time 1:49.1. Brian Sears drove Boulder Creek to the victory, the 5-year-old gelding's fifth of the season for owners Cliff Siegel, Lee Wasserman and John Fodera. Mypanmar, a 22-1 shot driven by John Campbell, took the lead at the start and eventua...
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Loyal Opposition rallies

on 09/03/2005 2:00 AM
Loyal Opposition, driven by George Brennan, rallied from third-over in a relatively slow final quarter and won the Breeders Crown Mare Pace in 1:51 over Glowing Report and Burning Point. Canadian millionairess Invitro started from post eight and left quickly to take the early lead, then yielded to betting favorite Burning Point before the :54.1 half. The 11-mares were lined up two abreast throu...
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Peaceful Way prevails

on 09/03/2005 2:00 AM
Racing on her home turf, Peaceful Way captured the Breeders Crown Mare Trot, sweeping to the front just past the half nad cruising home one-length the best in 1:53.1 over Mystical Sunshine and Housethatruthbuilt. Peaceful Way won the Classic Final at the Meadowlands in her previous start. She is undefeated this season with seven victories in as many starts for trainer David Tingley. The mare's ...
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Palone Ranger gets win

on 09/03/2005 2:00 AM
Palone Ranger, a 2-year-old colt by Western Ideal, picked up his first career victory with an impressive 1:51.3 score in a Champlain division Saturday night at Mohawk. Palone Ranger had finished second in his only two previous starts, a New Jersey Sire Stakes and the Smullin Memorial. In the Champlain he won by a comfortable 2 1/2 lengths for trainer Chris Ryder and driver David Miller.
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Garland Crown OM in 1:59.2

on 09/02/2005 2:00 AM
Garland Crown OM, a half sister to 1994 Hambletonian winner Victory Dream and 1998 Delvin Miller Memorial runner-up Dream Valley OM, led wire to wire to win Thursday night's $15,000 2-year-old filly trot for Kentucky-sired Breeders Classic eligibles. With Sonny Patterson driving for the first time for trainer Jan Johnson, Garland Crown OM crossed the wire 3 1/2 lengths ahead of runner-up Stunni...
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Fatguy sets Red Mile record

on 09/02/2005 2:00 AM
Fatguyinalilcoat, named for the phrase "Fat guy in a little coat" uttered in the 1995 movie Tommy Boy by star Chris Farley, became the highest-priced claim in The Red Mile history when he was plucked out of a conditioned-claimer for $22,500 Thursday night. A 3-year-old Michigan-bred gelded son of Admiral's Galley, Fatguyinalilcoat was driven to a career-best 1:54.3 victory by Jim Meittinis in t...
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