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Miller drives day & night

on 09/23/2005 2:00 AM
David Miller was literally driving day and night yesterday as he was in the sulky for 20 races at Delaware, Ohio, then drove down Interstates 71 and 75 to steer Klipspringer to victory at The Red Mile in the 12th race. Miller won five of his 20 drives at Delaware and managed to get to The Red Mile just in time for the 12th race. He climbed aboard Klipspringer, who was competing in a Simpson sta...
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Big qualies at Red Mile

on 09/23/2005 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old filly trotter Flawless Bluestone beat Hambletonian champ Vivid Photo in 1:53.4 in qualifying action at The Red Mile Friday morning. Vivid Photo had jogged in front of racing fans at the Delaware, Ohio, County Fair on Jugette Day and Jug Day, then was shipped to Lexington on Thursday night. He cut the fractions in the qualifier, posting splits of :28.3, :56.3 and 1:25.3 before Fla...
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Brian Sears suspended

on 09/23/2005 2:00 AM
Brian Sears, harness racing's leading driver this year, has been suspended from racing for six months--effective immediately--due to a Wednesday ruling by Pennsylvania regulators. The ruling states: "Hereby suspended for six months pending successful completion of PA Department of Health Approved Drug Treatment Program. Tested individual shall provide the Commission written notice of successful...
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Jug day win for Sandro

on 09/22/2005 2:00 AM
Sandro Hanover and Brian Sears were easy 1:54.1 winner's in the first of three Standardbred divisions for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers at the Delaware, Ohio County Fairgrounds on Little Brown Jug day. With just a light wisp of clouds in the sky, temperatures are expected to rise to nearly 90 degrees by late afternoon. The son of Western Hanover equaled the national season's mark with the ...
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Miller-Brown sweep

on 09/22/2005 2:00 AM
Driver David Miller and trainer Brian Brown swept both $28,805 Standardbred divisions for 2-year-old filly pacers at the Delaware, Ohio County Fairgrounds Thursday afternoon. Rosa Villa won the first split in 1:55.3, and then Parallel Park scored in 1:59 in the second. Rosa Villa is a daughter of The Panderosa owned by Koehler, Robinson and Brown. Parallel Park, a daughter of Jenna's Beach Boy...
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Bare It All wins Bucket

on 09/22/2005 2:00 AM
Bare It All won the $106,190 Old Oaken Bucket for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio County Fairgrounds with a 1:59 effort for driver Ron Pierce. Finishing second was Lonestar Kosmos (Dave Palone), who just edged out Garth Vader (Doug Ackerman). Winless in his first 10 starts this year, Bare It All finally broke through to the winner's circle Sept....
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Magical Mike winners

on 09/22/2005 2:00 AM
Timesareachanging became the first-ever Little Brown Jug winner to come back the following year to capture the Magical Mike Pace for older horses when the 4-year-old gelding won the first of two $63,200 divisions Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio County Fairgrounds. Ron Pierce was in the sulky behind Timesareachanging, who crossed the wire in 1:53 after setting a relatively soft pace of ...
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OBC 3FP champions

on 09/22/2005 2:00 AM
Imawhiner and My Awesome Babe captured their respective $29,256 Ohio Breeders Championship divisions for 3-year-old filly pacers Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio County Fairgrounds. Imawhiner was driven by Keith Kash Jr. to her 1:56.2 victory, defeating One Wild Woman (Mike Lachance) and Precious Body (John Campbell). The daughter of Village Connection is owned by Ronald Bates and train...
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O'Donnell-Pelling 3 each

on 09/22/2005 2:00 AM
P-Forty Seven sprung a minor upset in the third of three Little Brown Jug eliminations Thursday afternoon as he overcame a tough first-over journey from just past the quarter to edge past Rocknroll Hanover in the final strides in 1:53.4. Brian Sears left fast with Rocknroll Hanover, but then backed the pace off to a :27 opening quarter. Dave Palone pulled P-Forty-Seven at that point and raced s...
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Nobleland Sam's sweep

on 09/22/2005 2:00 AM
Noble Jetta and driver Jim Dailey won the first of three divisions of the $68,103 Ohio Breeders Championship for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio County Fairgrounds. Noble Jetta won in 1:54.2. Jim Mulinix trains the son of Nobleland Sam for owners Denny Miller and Dm Stables LLC. The second division went to Goodnite Buddy and driver Mike Wilder in 1...
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Popular win for Ohio pacer

on 09/22/2005 2:00 AM
With the crowd noise getting louder and louder with every stride, P-Forty-Seven charged past Village Jolt to win the second and final heat of the 60th Little Brown Jug Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio County Fairgrounds. Drawing post one after winning his elim, P-Forty-Seven and driver Dave Palone got away second behind the fast-leaving Rocknroll Hanover and Brian Sears. Palone sat chil...
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Jug Horse dies on track

on 09/22/2005 2:00 AM
While the connections of P-Forty-Seven were celebrating their Little Brown Jug victory, those connected to Dreamfair Kogel suffered a far greater loss than than the ninth-place finish for the Rustler Hanover colt. He collapsed and died on the track in front of the paddock entrance as he was pulling up at thefinish of the race. Owned by John P. and Mary G. Lamers and trained by Wayne Preszcator,...
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Illinois awards 2006 dates

on 09/21/2005 2:00 AM
The Illinois Racing Board on Tuesday awarded 2006 race dates, including at the three harness tracks of Balmoral Park, Maywood Park and Hawthorne Race Course. In contrast to the Thoroughbred schedule that passed unanimously by an 11-0 vote, the harness schedule eked by with a 6-5 vote. Balmoral Park was awarded 227 dates, running from Jan. 1 through May 3 and again from June 18 through Dec. 31. ...
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Jugette fillies Wed. stars.

on 09/21/2005 2:00 AM
Nineteen 3-year-old filly pacers were all in their stalls Wednesday morning in the new Laverne A. Hill Jugette barn, hours before they were to go to post in two eliminations for the afternoon's $332,650 Jugette. Temperatures are expected to be in the mid 80s by post time after an early dense fog evaporated. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held, with Mrs. Hill, the widow of Scioto Downs and Hill F...
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Huston--no respect?

on 09/21/2005 2:00 AM
Roger Huston, Hall of Famer and "voice of the Little Brown Jug," had an admitted case of Rodney Dangerfield's "I got no respect" Wednesday morning at the Delaware, Ohio County Fairgrounds. Huston was asked to come to the stewards' booth atop the grandstand from his infield announcing booth during the early card while Steve Cross was calling the races. However, Huston did not have a "press box a...
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Civil Attack fastest in OBC

on 09/21/2005 2:00 AM
Civil Attack won the fastest of three $30,667 Ohio Breeders Championship divisions for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers at the Delaware, Ohio County Fairgrounds Wednesday afternoon. With David Miller driving--his record 132nd win at the Ohio half-miler--Civil Attack scored in 1:54.4 to take home the trophy. A son of On The Attack, Civil Attack is trained by Dean Collins and owned by Read Raci...
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Fillies shine in Buckette

on 09/21/2005 2:00 AM
Making her final career start, Motivational won the first of two $52,000 Buckette divisions for 3-year-old filly trotters Wednesday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio County Fairgrounds, with Pacific Centerfold capturing the second split. George Brennan drove Motivational to her 1:57.2 victory, taking the lead after being parked through the first turn. She took the lead at the :28.2 quarter, and t...
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RUA Looker in 1:58

on 09/21/2005 2:00 AM
RUA Looker won the fastest of two $25,976 Ohio Breeders Championship divisioins for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters Wednesday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio County Fairgrounds. Hugh Beatty Jr. drove the winner for trainer Jim Mulinix and owner Rex Ulrich, who were joined in the winner's circle by owner Dean Davis and trainer Kurt Sugg, who revealed they had purchased the gelding a half-hour ...
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Filly sets 2-heat record

on 09/21/2005 2:00 AM
Eric Ledford celebrated his 34th birthday Wednesday with a straight-heats victory in the $332,650 Jugette for 3-year-old filly pacers with Just Wait Kate. The daughter of Real Artist won her elimination in 1:52.3 and then came back in the second and final heat to score in 1:52, setting a two-heat world record in the process. Ledford had a tough decision to make as he also directed Western Cruis...
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Mr. Muscleman romps

on 09/18/2005 2:00 AM
Mr. Muscleman romped to an easy 1:52.1 victory in the Maple Leaf Trot Saturday night at Mohawk, and the race did not include a battle with the mare Peaceful Way, as the mare broke stride early in the race. Going down the homestretch for the start, the recall lights on the starting gate blinked a couple of times, prompting announcer Frank Salive to say "there's a recall," and then quickly add "...
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