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Hoosier Gazette wins again

on 08/24/2005 2:00 AM
The $53,400 Indiana Sire Stakes final for freshman colt and gelding trotters served as driver Don Irvine Jr's return to racing Tuesday evening. Indiana Downs' defending leading driver piloted favorite Hoosier Gazette to a 2:00.3 victory after being sidelined for a month following an accident at the Shelbyville oval. Irvine returned to action one day earlier than expected to drive the undefeated...
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Gingras hurt at Freehold

on 08/24/2005 2:00 AM
Driver Yannick Gingras was hurt Tuesday afternoon at Freehold Raceway when he was involved in an accident in the sixth race on the card. Gingras was transported to a nearby hospital where reports state that his symptoms of memory loss and difficulty speaking are consistent with a cerebral concussion. Gingras was driving Kingpin HR when he ran into a horse that had fallen after making a break. G...
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Breeders Crowns ready to go

on 08/24/2005 2:00 AM
Dan Patch honorees Mr. Muscleman and Loyal Opposition, two-time O'Brien winner Peaceful Way and defending Crown champion Boulder Creek headline the $1.9 million Breeders Crown Open events to be raced Saturday, Sept. 3, at Mohawk Racetrack. The 590,000 Breeders Crown Pace drew 15 entries, enough to split into two eliminations that will be raced on Saturday, Aug. 27, to determine 10 starters for ...
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Ky. HBPA files drug suit

on 08/24/2005 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) and its former president and Thoroughbred owner and trainer Rick Hiles have filed a lawsuit to block emergency regulations signed by Gov. Ernie Fletcher that enact strict drug rules for Thoroughbred racing in the state. Harness racing regulations were not part of this approval and are subject to be discussed and likely approved a...
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Gingras not seriously hurt

on 08/24/2005 2:00 AM
Driver Yannick Gingras told harnessracing.com Wednesday morning that he was not seriously injured in a race accident at Freehold Raceway Tuesday afternoon, but that he plans on taking a couple days off before returning to the sulky probably on Friday at that New Jersey track. Gingras was driving Kingpin HR in the sixth race when he ran over a horse that had fallen, and then after being dumped t...
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American Ideal sets record

on 08/22/2005 2:00 AM
American Ideal romped to a 7 1/2-length victory in a Flamboro Downs track record 1:50.3 Sunday night in the $459,000(C) Confederation Cup final. American Ideal had won his elimination and then came back in the final to pace to the fastest mile in the history of the Ontario track. Driven by Mark MacDonald, American Ideal follolwed live cover to the half and then tipped three wide and opening up...
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Fan Hanover field set

on 08/21/2005 2:00 AM
Ideal News, Cabrini Hanover and Modern Medicine won their respective eliminations for the Fan Hanover for 3-year-old filly pacers Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. A field of 10 will now llne up behind the gate for the $680,100(C) final on Saturday, Aug. 27. Ideal News was a 1:52.1 winner for driver David Miller, with Lady Dillinger and Bound For Glory finishing second and third, respectively...
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Beaches leads way in KYSS

on 08/21/2005 2:00 AM
Glittering Beaches was the fastest of three elimination winners for the Kentucky Sire Stakes final for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers Saturday night at The Red Mile with a 1:51.4 effort for driver Tyler Stillings. Also capturing their respect elims were Minor De Best (1:52.3) and Michael's Marvel (1:53.1). Stillings sat last in the seven-horse elim with Glittering Beaches before swooping ar...
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Shark swims at Northfield

on 08/21/2005 2:00 AM
Stormy weather may have prevented trainer Jim Campbell and scheduled driver George Brennan to make the trip from New Jersey to Northfield Park Saturday, but Jo Pa's Shark was there and he won the $161,500 Miller Lite Cleveland Classic in 1:53.1 over a "sloppy" track. Ken Holliday picked up the drive behind Jo Pa's Shark and the sophomore gelding won in nearly wire-to-wire fashion. Gryffindor ca...
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Katie & Miss win at Indy

on 08/21/2005 2:00 AM
Two $110,200 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale Company Stakes for freshman filly pacers were contested Saturday night at Indiana Downs with Katies Western and Little Miss K taking top honors with identical 1:54.3 efforts. Katies Western entered the first division off a second-place performance Aug. 3 in her debut at the Meadowlands. Owned by Arlene and Jules Siegel, the Western Ideal filly was e...
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Driven To Win In Gold Cup

on 08/21/2005 2:00 AM
Driven To Win set a Gold Cup & Saucer record with a 1:51.2 victory in Saturday night's $60,000(C) contest at the Charlottetown Driving Park in Prince Edward Island. Wally Hennessey drove the 4-year-old son of Jenna's Beach Boy to the 7 1/2-length victory over Sparkler, with two-time Gold Cup & Saucer winner Sand Olls Dexter third. Ted Gewertz, Martha and Milton Frank and trainer Joe Holloway...
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Ain't Goin Back in 1:51.2

on 08/21/2005 2:00 AM
Ain't Goin Back and Ambootia won their respective Kentucky Sire Stakes eliminations for 3-year-old filly pacers Sunday night at The Red Mile and will lead a field of 10 into next Sunday's rich final. Ain't Goin Back won the second of two elims in 1:51.2, a career best for the daughter of Jenna's Beach Boy. Driven by Ben Stafford Jr., Ain't Goin Back defeated Cheyenne Adrienne and Beryl Seelste...
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Record in Zweig

on 08/21/2005 2:00 AM
Great George Two equaled the track and stakes record in his division of the Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial Trot at The Syracuse Mile on Sunday afternoon. Great George Two was on his best behavior in the $90,600 second division and scored in 1:52.3 to equal the track and stakes record set by American Winner in 1993. The colt has a bad habit of breaking stride early in the mile and taking himself ou...
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Trotting's second jewel

on 08/20/2005 2:00 AM
Strong Yankee won the $279,816 Yonkers Trot final at Freehold Raceway Saturday afternoon in a race that changed dramatically when elim winners Ken Warkentin and Worship both made breaks early. Driver Brian Sears had Strong Yankee on the lead and the 3-year-old son of Muscles Yankee cruised to a five-length victory in 1:56.1 in the second jewel of trotting's Triple Crown. Maximum Return finis...
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Sweep in Fox Stakes

on 08/20/2005 2:00 AM
Jandj Art and Joe To Go each paced to 1:55 victories in their respective $38,420 Fox Stakes divisions for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Saturday afternoon. With both trained by Joe Seekman and driven by Tim Tetrick, it was the first time ever the same trainer, driver and timer each flashed the same after two divisions in Fox Stakes history. Jandj Art, se...
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A world-class OSS win

on 08/19/2005 2:00 AM
World Class Image held off a late bid from Whatthehecklavec to win Thursday night's $130,000(C) Ontario Sire Stakes Gold final for 3-year-old trotting fillies at Mohawk Racetrack. With Randy Waples driving, World Class Image won by a neck in 1:57.1. A daughter of Balanced Image-Gramola, World Class Image is trained by Pat Hunt for owners Thomas and Elizabeth Rankin.
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Photos to meet up in Am Nat

on 08/19/2005 2:00 AM
Hambletonian one-two finishers Vivid Photo and Classic Photo have drawn posts seven and eight, respectively, for the $150,000 American National at Balmoral Park. Only eight sophomore trotters were entered so no eliminations are needed, with the final going postward Saturday night, Aug. 27. Vivid Photo won Thursday night at The Meadows in a Pennsylvania Sire Stakes division while Classic Photo c...
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Conway Hall colt scores

on 08/19/2005 2:00 AM
Cisco Hall, who won the Kentucky-sired Summer Championship and Kentucky Sire Stakes final last year at The Red Mile, won the 2005 edition of the Summer Championship for 3-year-old colt trotters over that same track Friday night. With Marcus Johansson driving, Cisco Hall brushed to the lead around the final turn and drew clear to a 1:56.2 victory in the $60,000 contest. Oatmeister (Dan SHetler) ...
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Filly winners at Indy

on 08/19/2005 2:00 AM
Merrie Annabelle winner Miss Wisconsin dug in gamely down the lane to win the third of three divisions of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale Company Stakes for 2-year-old filly trotters at Indiana Downs Friday night. The other divisions went to Passionate Glide and Chippiesbrownsugar. Miss Wisconsin was driven by Mike Lachance to the 2:01.1 victory, the third straight for the daughter of Musc...
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A ticket to the Helen Smith

on 08/19/2005 2:00 AM
Paul Kinnear and Douglas Hutchins' Ticket To Glide mounted a powerful rally on the final turn and drew clear in the stretch to win the $83,000 Helen Smith Trot final for 3-year-old New Jersey-sired trotting fillies at Freehold Raceway on Friday. Ticket To Glide, a daughter of Yankee Glide trained by Brett Pelling and driven to victory by Cat Manzi, finished two lengths ahead of her nearest riva...
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