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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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Am-Nat 2FT elims held

on 09/09/2005 2:00 AM
Miss Wisconsin and Belle Of The Ball captured their respective $17,400 American National eliminations for 2-year-old filly trotters Thursday night at Balmoral Park. The top five in each elim will return for the $128,000 final on Sept. 15. In the opening division Merrie Annabelle winner Miss Wisconsin overcame a tough trip to win by a neck in 1:59.2 for Mike Lachance. Leaving from post position ...
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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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