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Hot N Sporty in 1:50.2

on 08/18/2005 2:00 AM
Hot N Sporty shook off the challenge by world champion Lucky's Z Tam and then went on to equal the 1:50.2 world record for 2-year-old gelding pacers in the $55,000 final of the Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes Thursday afternoon at Springfield. Tony Morgan was in the bike as the undefeated son of Sportsmaster pulled away in the stretch for a 3 3/4-length victory over My Boy David and Pat Berry w...
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Greyhound to Chocolatier

on 08/17/2005 2:00 AM
Chocolatier put a 10-horse field behind him at the start and never let it catch up en route to a stakes record-equaling 1:56.1 triumph in the $70,000 Greyhound Stakes for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters at Springfield Tuesday evening. D.R. Ackerman was in the bike as the son of Credit Winner scored his second straight victory in three starts for the Doug Ackerman Stables. Naughty Nu Nu and...
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Wisconsin in Lex. at Indy

on 08/17/2005 2:00 AM
The Lexington Selected Yearling Sale Company Stake has attracted three divisions of freshman filly trotters. Indiana Downs will play host to the stakes Friday, Aug. 19. Merrie Annabelle winner Miss Wisconsin headlines the group of 19 slated to compete. The first division, which will carry a purse of $81,650, includes Celebrity J Lo and Winning Sister, both Muscles Yankee fillies that were runne...
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A desperate win in ISS

on 08/17/2005 2:00 AM
Post-time favorite Desperate Measures held off a late bid by second-choice Art Creek Boy to win the $66,300 Indiana Sire Stakes final for freshman colt and gelding pacers Tuesday night at Indiana Downs. The Mark Laffin-trained colt paced the mile in 1:55.1. Starting from post two in the 10-horse field, driver Joe Essig Jr. kept Desperate Measures near the front as Model Rellim and Topville Dyna...
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Eddie Davis Jr. wins 3,000

on 08/17/2005 2:00 AM
Eddie Davis Jr. drove his 3,000th career winner Tuesday at Harrington Raceway, the milestone event coming with Finn Fiedler in 1:58.1 in the second race on the card. "I'm glad to get it over with," quipped Davis, 39, afterward. Davis appears to be the first of a locally-based trifecta of drivers who will reach the 3,000-win plateau. Brad Hanners currently stands at 2,997 victories and Jim K...
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Fan Hanover elims drawn

on 08/17/2005 2:00 AM
A strong field of 22 three-year-old filly pacers has been entered for the $705,900(C) Fan Hanover Stakes at Mohawk Racetrack, with the field divided into three eliminations this Saturday night, Aug. 20. The top three finishers in each elim plus a fourth-place finisher drawn by lot will return for the final. Here are the eliminations for the Fan Hanover: First Elimination Head# Horse (PP) Dr...
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Striking Sahbras in Stewarts

on 08/17/2005 2:00 AM
Three divisions of the Robert Stewart Stakes for 2-year-old trotting fillies were contested Tuesday evening at Mohawk Racetrack, with Pure Ivory, Meadowview Tiffy and Birminghim making trips to the winner's circle. In the first division, a $73,400(C) nine-horse tilt, driver Steve Condren and Pure Ivory recorded a going-away 5¼-length victory in 1:58.4 for trainer Brad Maxwell. "We've been...
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Ken Warkentin draws 8 hole

on 08/17/2005 2:00 AM
Ken Warkentin has drawn the outside post eight for Saturday afternoon's $297,817 Yonkers Trot final at Freehold Raceway for trainer Jimmy Takter and driver David Miller. After making a break in his Hambletonian elimination and failing to make the final, and then finishing second in the Townsend Ackerman after being pushed wide down the backstretch, the defending divisional champ got back on the...
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Jo Pa favored in Cleveland

on 08/17/2005 2:00 AM
Jo Pa's Shark, fresh off a New Jersey SIre Stakes record performance last week, has been installed the 5-2 morning-line choice for Saturday's $161,500 Miller Lite Cleveland Classic at Northfield Park. Seven 3-year-old male pacers have been entered for the contest which is part of a 15-race card that also includes $105,000 In Ohio Sire Stakes action for 2-year-old colts and geldings. Trained by ...
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Hiteman breaks collarbone

on 08/17/2005 2:00 AM
Illinois-based driver Dale Hiteman is expected to be out of action one month after suffering a broken collarbone in a race spill at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield on Tuesday afternoon. Hiteman was driving Keystone Resident in a Review division for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers when his sulky hooked wheels with another, dumping him to the track.
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Restive Hanover in 1:53.2

on 08/17/2005 2:00 AM
Restive Hanover, last year's Breeders Crown and Dan Patch Award winning 2-year-old filly pacer of the year, won her second qualifier in a week, racing over the Springfield mile in 1:53.2 with Eric Ledford in the bike. After an opening quarter in :29, the daughter of The Panderosa raced past the half in :58 and the three quarters in 1:27. Then with a final panel in :26.2 she drew off from Enemy ...
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Colt finals at Springfield

on 08/17/2005 2:00 AM
Brookview Flame was the surprise winner in the 3-year-old colt and gelding trot and Team Hutch returned to form in the 3-year-old colt and gelding pace as those finals were held in the Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes at Springfield Wednesday. Brookview Flame went wire to wire for Andy Miller, winning in a lifetime best 1:55.2 by 2 3/4 lengths over The Vicster and Tim Tetrick. Vanished and Ron M...
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Miller set driving record

on 08/17/2005 2:00 AM
Andy Miller set an Illinois State Fair record when he captured Wednesday's 11th race with Perdition in 1:53.2 for his 20th driving victory of the meet. The previous meet record was 19 victories set by Dave Magee in 1993. Miller added two more victories before the day's program was over, which brought his career total at the State Fair to 146. That places him in second place behind Magee's 188 w...
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Springfield delayed on Tues.

on 08/16/2005 2:00 AM
The doubleheader card at Springfield Tuesday has been delayed to a 3 p.m. (CDT) start. The 12-race card from Monday's washed-out program is slated to go first, highlighted by Hambletonian runner-up Classic Photo's start in the Review. Then the regularly-scheduled 11-race Tuesday program will be contested.
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Classic Photo wins Review

on 08/16/2005 2:00 AM
Classic Photo got just what his trainer Erv Miller wanted, an easy, uncontested race and a 1:56.4 victory in the $50,000 Alexander Memorial 3-year-old trot at the Illinois State Fair late Tuesday afternoon in Springfield. The Grand Circuit card of Review Stakes finally got underway at 3 p.m. after a three hour delay to get the racetrack in racing condition following three days of rain. Monday's...
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GC at Springfield postponed

on 08/15/2005 2:00 AM
Monday's racing at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield has been cancelled because of wet conditions. Monday's first day of Grand Circuit racing will be combined with Tuesday's card beginning with a first post time of noon CDT. The Springfield oval was soaked by day-long rain on Sunday but an overcast sky all Monday morning did not give race officials an opportunity to dry the track. When rai...
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Big efforts in Arden Downs

on 08/14/2005 2:00 AM
Two favorites and two longshots reached the winner's circle at The Meadows Saturday in four divisiohs of the Arden Downs for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers. Longshot Sand Gogh won the first of the four divisions with a 1:54.4 effort, with the other splits going to fellow outsider Blissful Luck and to favorites Dave Panlone and Western Cyclone. Sand Gogh captured the first $21,835 split for ...
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Zweig hopefuls win

on 08/14/2005 2:00 AM
Cromwell and The Big Cat kept their win streaks alive at the Syracuse Mile on Sunday, Aug. 14, and the connections of both 3-year-old colts stated their intentions to race in the signature event of the meet, the $225,000 Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial Trot next Sunday, Aug. 21. "We have our fingers crossed," said Carolyn Atherton, who owns Cromwell with her husband Irving, of drawing into a favora...
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Latte Lady wins in Ky.

on 08/14/2005 2:00 AM
It took her nine tries this year but Latte Lady finally got her first win of 2005 Sunday night at The Red Mile, capturing the $60,000 Kentucky-sired Summer Championship final for 3-year-old filly pacers. With Jason Dillander driving, Latte Lady angled off the pylons at the top of the stretch and surged past the pacesetter Modern Medicine (Buzzy Sholty) to win in a career-best 1:52.4. Finishing ...
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Ideal News returns in 1:51.4

on 08/13/2005 2:00 AM
Idedal News, who hadn't raced since June 24, returned in fine form Friday evening, winning the fastest of three $52,333 divisions of the Adioo Volo Stakes at The Meadows by four lengths in 1:51.4, a national season's record, for David Miller. The Western Ideal filly trained by Joe Holloway for Brittany Farms and Val D'Or Farms scored her eighth victory of the season in 11 starts and increased h...
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