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Final results are negative

on 10/12/2004 2:00 AM
JJ's Ironman won the ninth race last Wednesday at The Red Mile, capturing the late-closing event for driver Eric Ledford, trainer Seldon Ledford and owners James Jesk and Ledford Racing, and 48 hours later, preliminary Coggins testing on the 3-year-old colt came up positive. That resulted in the shutting down of several barns at the Lexington track. On Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 12, final test res...
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Barns shut down in Lex

on 10/09/2004 2:00 AM
A positive Coggins test by JJ's Ironman, a 3-year-old pacing colt trained by Seldon Ledford, has shut down barns at The Red Mile and forced horses trained by several horsemen to be quarantined. In addition to horses trained by Ledford, horses trained by Joe Seekman, Travis Alexander and Charlie Norris will be forced to stay at The Red Mile for 14 days. The group of horses trained by those horse...
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Revenue wows in Allerage

on 10/09/2004 2:00 AM
Swedish trotting star Revenue captured Saturday afternoon's $208,000 Allerage Farms Series final at The Red Mile in what has to be considered one of the most exciting races of the year in North America. With John Campbell driving, Revenue took the early lead and was able to maintain that position despite wild and furious action taking place behind. Horses stacked up three and four wide around t...
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Stroke Play out a winner

on 10/09/2004 2:00 AM
Stroke Play, in her final career start, rallied to a 1:54.1 victory in the $85,000 Allerage Farms Series final for older mare trotters. Driven by Brian Sears, Stroke Play outclosed Dresden Dolly for her seventh win in nine starts this year. Jorgen Jahre Jr. owns Stroke Play, a daughter of Yanikee Glide. Trained by Trond Smedshammer, she retires with more than $1.14 million in career earnings.
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Carolina Sunshine shines

on 10/09/2004 2:00 AM
Carolina Sunshine closed from far back to surge past a game Eternal Camnationi to win the $100,000 Allerage Farms Series final for older mare pacers Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile. With Brian Sears driving, Carolina Sunshine followed cover before swinging wide in the final turn to go on to the 1:49.3 victory. In her final career start, Eternal Camnation and driver Eric Ledford secured the l...
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One down, one to go

on 10/09/2004 2:00 AM
Windsong's Legacy overcame heavy traffic to capture the first heat of the Kentucky Futurity Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile. The Hambo winner hit the wire in 1:54. Castle Of Fortune led the field at the quarter, but then Cantab Hall took control, trotting to the half in :56 while Windsong's Legacy was buried at the inside with two horses parked at his side. He came off the rail at about the...
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Lachance says Cantab sick

on 10/09/2004 2:00 AM
After the first heat of the Futurity, driver Mike Lachance reported that Cantab Hall is sick and he expected the colt to be scratched from the second heat. Cantab Hall finished fifth in the first heat.
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Yankee Lariat upsets

on 10/09/2004 2:00 AM
Yankee Lariat used a second-over trip behind Little Brown Jug winner Timesareachanging in a $229,800 division of the Tattersalls on Kentucky Futurity Day at The Red Mile. The time was 1:50.4. Trained by Bob McIntosh and driven by Jack Moiseyev, Yankee Lariat had finished fourth in the elimination heat of the Jug won by Timesareachanging. The Preacher Pan finished second in the Tattersalls he...
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1:49 by Royal Mattjesty

on 10/09/2004 2:00 AM
Royal Mattjesty won the $195,000 Allerage Farms Series Open Pace Final with a gutsy first-over move on the pacesetting Boulder Creek. He won in 1:49 with John Campbell in the sulky. Quality Western got up for second. Royal Mattjesty now has eight wins this year for his owners, Perretti Racing Stable and John J. Rizzo.
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It's Windsong's Legacy

on 10/09/2004 2:00 AM
Windsong's Legacy became the frst trotting Triple Crown winner since Super Bowl in 1972 when he captured the second heat of the Kentucky Futurity in 1:54 Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile. Windsong's Legacy won the rail post for the second heat but got away third as Yankee Slide surprisingly took the field to the first quarter in :27. Yankee Slide, driven by Brian Sears, got to the half in :53...
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Change at Big M for elims

on 10/08/2004 2:00 AM
Stakes race elimination winners will get to pick their post positions for the finals of major stakes, beginning with the Fall Final Four later this year at the Meadowlands. The first stakes impacted by the change in conditions will be the quartet of finals for two-year-olds on Dec. 4. The eliminations for the trotting events--the Goldsmith Maid for fillies and the Valley Victory for colts--take...
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Filly brings $200,000

on 10/08/2004 2:00 AM
A filly by the pacing sire Artsplace topped the second session at Tattersalls Thursday night when she brought a winning bid of $200,000 from Myron Bell. The filly's mother is a half sister to the dam of world champion Worldly Beauty. The filly was sold under the name of Art's Temptress and was offered by Preferred Equine Marketing, which acted as agent for White Birch Farm. The average pric...
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Backstretch with Gordon

on 10/08/2004 2:00 AM
Today is Ladies' Day at The Red Mile, with the card featuring the Kentucky Filly Futurity and two divisions of the Glen Garnsey Memorial 3-Year-Old Filly Pace, so I decided to seek out a very special lady this morning on the backstretch. And to keep it short and sweet, I found someone who is the definition of short and sweet. I had seen 22-year-old-but-look-like-I'm-about-16 Anne-Marie Demers a...
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Bring on Rainbow Blue?

on 10/08/2004 2:00 AM
Glowing Report showed she's at the top of her game when she grinded first-over against Kikikatie and still won a $118,200 division of the Garnsey Memorial in 1:50.1 at The Red Mile Friday. Kikikatie faded to fourth while She's My Belle was second. But can Glowing Report beat Rainbow Blue? Jerry Silverman and his son Ritchie, who train Glowing Report, acknowledge that Rainbow Blue is a great fil...
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Filly Futurity final set

on 10/08/2004 2:00 AM
Hambletonian Oaks winner Silver Spring and Oaks runner-up Housethatruthbuilt won their respective eliminations for the Kentucky Filly Futurity, setting up a showdown in the final between the two 3-year-old filly trotters. George Brennan made a quarter move to the lead out of the two hold past the quarter and led the rest of the route to win in 1:54.3. Habit's Lady finished 2 1/4 lengths behind ...
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2YO colt sparkles in ISS

on 10/08/2004 2:00 AM
Allamerican Inca rallied late to a 1:50.4 victory in the first of two $179,200 International Stallion Stakes divisions at The Red Mile Friday afternoon. Shanghai Phil captured the second $179,200 split with a 1:51.2 effort. Dave Palone was in the bike behind Allamerican inca, who won for the third time in six starts this year. Kublai Pan finished second with Speed Demon third. The time was a ca...
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Housethatruthbuilt wins Fut.

on 10/08/2004 2:00 AM
Housethatruthbuilt parlayed a dream trip in the second heat of the Kentucky Filly Futurity final into a victory Friday afternoon at The Red Mile. Driven by Brian Sears, Housethatruthbuilt followed up her elim victory with a career-best 1:52.4 effort to take home the lion's share of the $243,000 total purse. Invincible Dream and Ron Pierce left the quickest and set a brisk tempo, pushed on by a ...
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Rainbow Blue sparkles

on 10/08/2004 2:00 AM
Rainbow Blue continued her dominance over the 3-year-old pacing filly division with an effortless 1:51.2 victory in the second $120,000 Glen Garnsey Memorial division at The Red Mile Friday afternoon. Off since equaling her own world record of 1:49.2 at The Red Mile Sept. 12, trainer and co-owner George Teague Jr. supplemented the daughter of Artiscape to the Garnsey for $12,000. Teague and his...
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Buyers bet on new sire

on 10/07/2004 2:00 AM
Seven yearlings from the first crop by Bettor's Delight energized the opening session at Tattersalls on Wednesday night as four of them fetched prices of $115,000 or more. The seven generated an average price of slightly more than $107,000. The sale topper was a full brother to Little Brown Jug runner-up Western Terro, who brought a bid of $200,000 from trainer Ross Croghan. The second highest ...
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Backstretch with Gordon

on 10/07/2004 2:00 AM
I sang a little bit of the rainbow blues this morning as my first stop in the barn area at The Red Mile was to see the sport's top-ranked horse, the 3-year-old filly pacer Rainbow Blue, who was supplemented into Friday's Glen Garnsey Memorial. I saw trainer George Teague yesterday afternoon at the races shortly after he arrived from his home base at Harrington Raceway in Delaware with a horse I ha...
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