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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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ISS final just a dream

on 08/18/2005 2:00 AM
Dream Work filly L-N-A's Dream catapulted to the lead late in the mile to capture the $68,300 Indiana Sire Stakes final Wednesday night at Indiana Downs. The Vaun Warner-owned pacer scored the 1:57.1 victory after racing off the pace early. "I thought we were in trouble," driver Ricky Macomber said of the trip that saw the winner buried behind the leaders as the field reached the half in :59.1....
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Fillies aim for $110G at Indy

on 08/18/2005 2:00 AM
A total of 18 pacing fillies dropped in the box for Saturday's Lexington Selected Yearling Sale Company Stakes at Indiana Downs. Two $110,200 divisions are carded for August 20 as the fourth and sixth races on the program. Lady N Diamonds enters the first division as the top money earner with nearly $13,000 to her credit. The Western Hanover freshman finished fourth in the American National fin...
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Hanners wins 3,000th

on 08/18/2005 2:00 AM
Brad Hanners won his 3,000th career race Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. He entered the night needing three wins to reach the milestone, and he did it by winning three of the first four races. Hanners' milestone win came with Speakeasy, trained by Bobby Clark and owned by Holly Tree Farms.
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Classic Photo majority sold

on 08/18/2005 2:00 AM
Reports are out that a majority interest in the 3-year-old colt trotter Classic Photo has been purchased by Jorgen Jahre Jr., and that following the season the Hambletonian runner-up will stand stud duty at Kentuckiana Farms. Bill Wright, Dennis and Kevin Lakomy's Mystical Marker Farms and Jack and Peggy Hood will retain a significant interest. Classic Photo earlier this year won the Goodtimes ...
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Busy weekend for Clearaway

on 08/18/2005 2:00 AM
Three-year-old trotting colt Clearaway has a busy weekend of stakes races ahead as he will be competing in the $297,817 final of the Yonkers Trot on Saturday at Freehold Raceway, and then he will be sent north to The Syracuse Mile for the $225,000 Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial Trot on Sunday. "At least we know he'll be fit," joked Ray Schnittker, trainer and driver of Clearaway. "They do heat ra...
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Garland Lobell filly scores

on 08/18/2005 2:00 AM
Sarong Hall didn't clear to the lead until she was just about at the quarter pole but she never relinquished that spot as she trotted to a 1:55.3 victory in the $60,000 Kentucky-sired Summer Championship for 3-year-old fillies at The Red Mile. With Tony Kerwood driving for trainer Dr. Peter Johnston, Sarong Hall seized the lead from Fandango Hall (Jeff Fout) a few strides ahead of the opening q...
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Vivid Photo scores in PASS

on 08/18/2005 2:00 AM
It may not have been the prettiest of wins but Vivid Photo, making his first start since winning the Hambletonian 12 days ago at the Meadowlands, came out victorious in one of three Pennsylvania Sire Stakes divisions at The Meadows Thursday night. With trainer Roger Hammer once again in the sulky, Vivid Photo left from post four and hung a bit on the outside early until rushing to the lead at t...
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