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Sire Stakes finals in MD

on 08/13/2005 2:00 AM
Honolulu Hunk, second to Misty Moonlight in last week's preliminary leg of the Maryland Sire Stakes for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters, rebounded with a wire-to-wire romp by 7 1/4 lengths over Misty Moonlight in the $42,071 Sire Stakes final Friday night at Rosecroft. Trainer Jerry Nock was in the bike as the son of Program Speed scored his third victory in five starts this year for owner...
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Halls win at The Red Mile

on 08/13/2005 2:00 AM
Cisco Hall and Streetwise Hall won their respective eliminations of the Kentucky Sired Summer Championships for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters at The Red Mile Friday night. Cisco Hall, with Marcus Johansson in the bike, scored a 1:56 victory by one-half length over Armbro Casino and Mike Zeller in his first lifetime start. Cadillac Hall and Chris Lakata were third. In the other elimin...
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Fillies in OSS at Scioto

on 08/13/2005 2:00 AM
Three-year-old filly pacers and trotters were featured in Ohio Sire Stakes at Scioto Downs Friday night with Whotookwhat romping to a 3 1/2-length victory wire to wire in a trot division for James Daly. This was the third Sire Stakes victory of the year for the daughter of Inquirer, who is fresh off a 7 1/2-length triumph in a division of the Ohio State Fair Stakes last week at Scioto. The s...
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Marks-Mindy wins INSS

on 08/13/2005 2:00 AM
Marks-Mindy came from post 10 with a rally in the home stretch and captured the third leg of the Indiana Sire Stakes at Indiana Downs Friday night in 1:53.3 for Joe Putnam. Winner of the $100,000 Sire Stakes final at Hoosier Park in June, the daughter of Mark Johnathan scored her second Sire Stakes victory at Indiana Downs for trainer Dan Bowermaster, who co-owns the filly with T.A. Cole.
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Classic Photo in Review

on 08/13/2005 2:00 AM
Hambletonian runner-up Classic Photo will take on four rivals in the $50,000 Review Stakes at the Springfield, Ill., fairgrounds Monday afternoon, Aug. 15. It will be the first start for the sophomore son of SJ's Photo since he finished second to Vivid Photo in the $1.5 million Hambo Aug. 4 at the Meadowlands. Trainer Erv Miller has named his brother, Andy, to drive Classic Photo, who has drawn...
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Yonkers Trot elim winners

on 08/13/2005 2:00 AM
Ken Warkentin and Worship won their respective $49,635 divisions of eliminations for the Yonkers Trot for 3 year olds at Freehold Raceway on Saturday afternoon. The first four finishers in each division will return for the $297,817 final Aug. 20. Ken Warkentin was sent to the lead by driver David Miller from post two and set fractions of :28.3, :58.4 and 1:28.4 on his way to 1:57 victory. Fini...
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Jim Robinson dies

on 08/13/2005 2:00 AM
Longtime Kentucky-based horseman Jim Robinson died Friday, Aug. 12, after a long battle with cancer. He was 59. Mr. Robinson began driving horses in the mid 1970s, directing 1,285 career winners. He had more than $2.3 million in purse earnings. As a trainer, Mr. Robinson had more than 268 winners and $518,000 in purse earnings since the U.S. Trotting Association began keeping trainer stats in 1...
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Dan Patch champ gets win

on 08/13/2005 2:00 AM
Village Jolt led at every call to win the final of the $421,800 Coors Delvin Miller Adios final at The Meadows Saturday in 1:52.1. Driver Ron Pierce was able to force the early pace with an opening quarter of :26.4, then rate his charge to a :29.2 second quarter, reaching the half in :56.1. Village Jolt then had to fight off a first-over bid by Realiscape and driver Brian Sears, with the two el...
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Gold Dust found at Red Mile

on 08/13/2005 2:00 AM
Gold Dust Beach posted his fifth straight victory Saturday night at The Red Mile, winning the $70,000 Kentucky-sired Summer Championship final for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers in 1:52. With Jason Dillander driving, Gold Dust Beach was moved to the lead from the two hole just past the opening :27 quarter and then set fractions of :54.2 and 1:22.3 before cruising to the wire. Late rallies ...
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Freshman colt wins by 16

on 08/12/2005 2:00 AM
RC Royalty romped to a 16-length win in 1:59.4 in one of four Arden Downs divisions for 2-year-old colt trotters at The Meadows Thursday night. The son of Credit Winner trained and driven by Dan Daley took control at the quarter and continued to step away from his rivals to score for the first time in three starts. "We've always thought a lot of him," said Daley of the $10,000 yearling purchase...
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Pineapple Gal in 1:57.4

on 08/12/2005 2:00 AM
Pineapple Gal and driver Dave Palone held on by a nose over Centerfold Kosmos to win a division of the Arden Downs for 3-year-old filly trotters Thursday night at The Meadows. The daughter of Malabar Man was fractious at the start but Palone was finally get her under control to win in 1:57.4. Coulantine won her sophomore filly trot division with a 1:58 effort for Palone, who stated afterward h...
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Wish comes true for Dawn

on 08/12/2005 2:00 AM
Benefiting from a front-end duel and a costly break from the post time favorite, Keystone Dawn and driver Steve Condren jogged home in 1:53.4 Thursday night at Mohawk in the $47,800 final of the Whenuwishuponastar Series for 2-year-old pacing fillies. After racing four wide through the lane, Warrawee Happy and driver Kelvin Rose finished 4 1/4 lengths behind in second, with Cannae Cindy and Ma...
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Glidemaster sets 2005 mark

on 08/12/2005 2:00 AM
Glidemaster made his first career start a memorable one as the freshman son of Yankee Glide trotted to a national season's best 1:56.2 victory at Mohawk Racetrack Thursday night. With trainer Blair Burgess driving, Glidemaster came from ninth at the half to win by 3 ½ lengths in the fastest mile trotted by a 2 year old in North America on a mile track this year. Only Here Come Herbie's 1:56 eff...
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Real Desire film honored

on 08/12/2005 2:00 AM
Vigilante Films of Bozeman, Mont., Monica Thors of Princeton, N.J., and Amy Krause of Yardville, N.J., co-producers of the Standardbred documentary "Harness Dreams--A Real Desire for a Dream," have been officially notified by the selection committee of Festival EPONA that their documentary film has been selected as a finalist in the prestigious Le Festival à L'Image du Cheval. Co-sponsored ...
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Red Mile adds freshman trots

on 08/12/2005 2:00 AM
The Red Mile race secretary Nick Salvi has announced two Kentucky-sired 2-year-old trotters will be raced next month in place of the cancelled Lexington Breeders Classic races. There will be a race written for Thursday, Sept. 1, for 2-year-old trotting fillies (Lexington Breeders Classic eligibles preferred) for a purse of $15,000. Declare on Monday, Aug. 29 by 10 a.m. There will be a race w...
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Meconopsis wins in Ky.

on 08/12/2005 2:00 AM
Meconopsis was put on the lead just after the quarter pole, and she then held on gamely for trainer-driver Paul Walker to win Thursday night's prep for the Aug. 18 Kentucky-sired Summer Championship for 3-year-old trotting fillies at the Red Mile. A daughter of Striking Sahbra, Meconopsis was bred in Ontario by her owners William and Eileen Stuart. She won for the fourth time in 10 career star...
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Season's records set

on 08/12/2005 2:00 AM
Three national season's records were set and driver Andy Miller brought home six winner's on the 12-race card as racing at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield got underway Friday afternoon with Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes eliminations for 2 year olds. Miller began the day winning the first three races--all eliminations of the 2-year-old filly trot--for his brother, trainer Ervin Miller. ...
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Fillies vie for Smith final

on 08/12/2005 2:00 AM
Ticket To Glide equaled the Freehold track record and Cinematic Hanover was placed first in two elimination divisions of the Helen Smith Friday afternoon. With Cat Manzi in the bike, Ticket To Glide swept past Motivational and George Brennan and scored a 1 1/2-length victory in 1:56.1, equaling the track record for 3-year-old trotting fillies set by Glide About in 2003. Laughing Louder and Tron...
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Mighty M streak safe

on 08/11/2005 2:00 AM
Karm Master N's quest to equal Don Torpid's Monticello Raceway track record of nine consecutive victories fell one effort short as the 11-year-old New Zealand-bred gelding finished sixth on Wednesday afternoon. It was the first time Karm Master N lost since March 31. He started his streak April 13 when he scored at odds of 23-1, but in his following seven wins he was the odds-on choice in six o...
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Restive Hanover qualifies

on 08/11/2005 2:00 AM
Breeders Crown champion filly Restive Hanover made her first appearance as a 3 year old in a qualifier Wednesday at Balmoral Park with the defending divisional champion finishing fourth. Restive Hanover was timed in 1:56 in the mile that went in 1:54.4. Last year Restive Hanover won nine of 14 starts and $590,807, taking her mark of 1:52 in an International Stallion Stakes division at The Red M...
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