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Classic Photo wins duel

on 08/27/2005 2:00 AM
Hambletonian winner Vivid Photo and runner-up Classic Photo went head to head down the Balmoral Park homestretch in the $150,000 American National Saturday night, but this time it was the hometown favorite Classic Photo who prevailed, winning by a little more than a length in 1:54. Vivid Photo was off stride at the wire, but not lapped on and remained second ahead of Worship. Homer Hochstetler...
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Style notches 5th straight

on 08/26/2005 2:00 AM
John Kopas trainees Style and Keystone Dawn swept the two $151,650(C) divisions of the inaugural Eternal Camnation for 2-year-old filly pacers at Mohawk Racetrack Friday night. With Tony Kerwood driving Style, the daughter of Rustler Hanover won by 1 1/2 lengths over Ja El Astrelegant with Knock Yourself Out third. The time for the mile was a career-best 1:53.1. The win was the fifth straigh...
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Odessa Hall upsets

on 08/26/2005 2:00 AM
Odessa Hall sprung a 25-1 upset in the Kentucky Sire Stakes elimination for 3-year-old filly trotters at The Red Mile Friday night. With Mark O'Mara driving, Odessa Hall led at every call to win in 1:56.3, holding off favorite Magenta Hall and driver Mike Lachance down the stretch for the victory. Berto Tessa, who left from the trailing 11 post with driver Brendan Johnson, finished third. A dau...
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Lex. Breeders 2FP elims

on 08/26/2005 2:00 AM
Lonesome Day, making her first start since winning the $330,000 Sweetheart Pace final at the Meadowlands Aug. 5, won her respective Lexington Breeders Classic elimination for 2-year-old filly pacers at The Red Mile Friday night. With Jim Meittinis driving for trainer Ross Croghan, Lonesome Day crossed the wire in 1:56.2 to defeat Clova. Rounding out the top five to return for next week's final ...
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A voracious 1:51.1 win

on 08/26/2005 2:00 AM
Voracious Hanover won the first of three divisions of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colt pacers Thursday night at The Meadows in a stakes record 1:51.1. Driven by Ben Stafford Jr., Voracious Hanover moved up from fourth first-over to go on to the victory. Roddy's Bags Again won the second division in 1:52.4 with Dave Palone driving. Palone then came back to win the final split with Ad...
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Pompano to re-open Friday

on 08/26/2005 2:00 AM
With Hurricane Katrina having come and now gone on to the Gulf Of Mexico, Pompano Park will re-open for simulcasting Friday night at 5 p.m., according to the track's marketing and communications director Steve Wolf. "We had (no damage) of significance other than debris," Wolf told harnessracing.com Friday morning about the Category 1 hurricane that lashed the area on Thursday evening. He added ...
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Modern Medicine ready

on 08/25/2005 2:00 AM
If her performance in last weekend's Fan Hanover eliminations is any indication, Modern Medicine is back to form heading into Saturday's $680,100(C) final at Mohawk Racetrack. After receiving the Jenna's Beach Boy filly six days before her 1:51.4 elim victory, trainer Mickey Burke has apparently worked his magic. "I just got the filly a week ago Monday night (from Kentucky-based trainer Buzzy S...
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11 entered in pacing jewel

on 08/25/2005 2:00 AM
Confederation Cup winner American Ideal has drawn post six in the second of two $57,600 eliminations for the Cane Pace for 3-year-old colt pacers Saturday afternoon at Freehold. A son of Western Ideal, American Ideal was supplemented to the first jewel of pacing's Triple Crown following his double-heat victory at Flamboro Downs last Sunday, which came on the heels of an upset win over Rocknroll...
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Katrina closes Pompano

on 08/25/2005 2:00 AM
With Tropical Storm Katrina hovering just off the East Coast of southern Florida and making her way toward shore, Pompano Park has announced it is closing until futher notice. This includes the cancelling of simulcasting.
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Engel elected IHHA pres.

on 08/25/2005 2:00 AM
The Illinois Harness Horsemen's Association's board of directors has elected director Marty Engel of Buffalo Grove, Ill. as its president. Engel has been a board member since 2003, and this will be his first term as president. He owns owns one of the top racing stables on the Chicago harness circuit, and operates an accounting and tax preparation business, located in downtown Chicago. Other ...
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Gallagher named in Del.

on 08/25/2005 2:00 AM
The Delaware Harness Racing Commission announced Thursday that Hugh Gallagher has been named its new administrator. Gallagher has been involved in racing for more than 25 years, including commission positions in New Jersey, Ohio, Delaware, Florida, Minnesota and Kentucky Gallagher will begin his new position Oct. 17.
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Filly out of Fan Hanover

on 08/25/2005 2:00 AM
Three-year-old filly pacer Ideal News has contracted pneumonia and has been scratched out of Saturday night's $680,100(C) Fan Hanover Stakes at Mohawk Raceway. Art Zubrod of Brittany Farms, which shares ownership of Ideal News with Val D'Or Farms, told harnessracing.com Thursday afternoon that the Joe Holloway-trained filly began to show signs of sickness Monday morning, two days after she won her...
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Victor's Pursuit sets mark

on 08/24/2005 2:00 AM
Victor's Pursuit, seventh at the three-quarter pole, rallied down the far outside of the Balmoral stretch Tuesday night and got up in the final stride to win the $50,000 Hanover Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies in a lifetime and stakes record 1:55.1 for Andy Miller. Finishing second was Silhouette Star and Ron Marsh, who had cut the mile and had a three-length lead in mid stretch before b...
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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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