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3YO Filly Trot elims

on 10/16/2004 2:00 AM
Kentucky Futurity Filly winner Housethatruthbuilt, Hambletonian Oaks champion Silver Springs, and the fast, highly-respected filly Peaceful Way will square off in the Breeders Crown championship, all three advancing to the final after elims Saturday night at Woodbine. Housethatruthbuilt won her elim in 1:55.2, rolling to the front after letting Bramasole set most of hte fractions in the mile. H...
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Inca fastest 2YO colt

on 10/16/2004 2:00 AM
Driver Dave Palone said his mount Allamerican Inca got a "little steppy," but that didn't keep the Western Hanover gelding from rolling to an easy 1:52 victory in a Breeders Crown 2-year-old pacing colt elim Saturday night at Woodbine. The second elim went to Shanghai Phil in 1:53.1. Village Jolt, the Woodrow Wilson winner, finished second while Dawn Ofa New Day, the pacesetter for the middle h...
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on 10/16/2004 2:00 AM
Quik Pulse Mindale won the first of two Breeders Crown elims for 3-year-old pacing colts, scoring in 1:51. The second elim was won by Geartogear in 1:51.4. Quik Pulse Mindale, who was supplemented to the race, was given an off-the-pace journey by regular driver Tony Morgan, who later said his horse prefers that kind of a trip. "He'll race in front, but he's a lot better horse from behind," he s...
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Pocono sold to Indians

on 10/15/2004 2:00 AM
Pocono Downs has been sold to the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority by Penn National Gaming, which had to divest itself of the track to satisfy the conditions of Pennsylvania's new slot machine legislation that stipulated that a company that holds 100 percent ownership in one track could hold no more than 33 percent ownership in a second site. Penn National also owns the Penn National Thoroughbred R...
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Balanced Image Dies

on 10/14/2004 2:00 AM
Balanced Image, one of the top Standardbred trotting sires of all time with progeny earnings of more than $81 million, was euthanized early Wednesday afternoon at his home of Glengate Farm in Ontario. He was 26. Balanced Image had been retired from the breeding shed after the 2003 season. He had been battling infirmities brought about by old age. Balanced Image sired six $1 million winners i...
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Cantab lands post 11

on 10/14/2004 2:00 AM
In a bit of irony, Cantab Hall has drawn the trailing post 11 in the $625,000(C) Breeders Crown for 3-year-old colt trotters at Woodbine Racetrack Saturday, Oct. 23. In last weekend's Kentucky Futurity, Cantab drew post six in the first heat but finished fifth to Windsong's Legacy - who overcame post 11. Cantab Hall will look to join Mack Lobell and Malabar Man as the only Breeders Crown 2-year...
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2YO pacing fillies battle

on 10/14/2004 2:00 AM
Savannah Sky, Fast Ruffles and Cabrini Hanover won the three eliminations for the Breeders Crown for 2-year-old pacing fillies Thursday night at Woodbine. Savannah Sky, an Artiscape filly trained by Chris Ryder, won in 1:52.1 by three-quarter lengths over Art's Bid. Show Time was third. Fast Ruffles took the second elim in 1:53.1, defeating Crystal Slipper with Allamerican Coed third. Ca...
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Elims for 2YO Colt Pace

on 10/13/2004 2:00 AM
Eighteen of the sport's swiftest and richest freshman colt pacers entered the Breeders Crown, forcing two eliminations on Saturday Oct. 16, at Woodbine. The first elimination features Woodrow Wilson winner Village Jolt, whose bankroll of $580,727 tops the divisional money standings. Village Jolt's primary competition comes in the form of Allamerican Inca, a recent winner of both the Bluegrass a...
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Colt has new owners

on 10/13/2004 2:00 AM
About a month after he captured the Woodrow Wilson at the Meadowlands, Village Jolt had new owners. Jeffrey Snyder, who was the winning owner in the Wilson, sold an interest in the Cam's Card Shark colt to Arlene and Jules Siegel just before the Metro. Village Jolt, who has been entered in the Breeders Crown, finished second in the Metro, one length behind winner Rocknroll Hanover in world reco...
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20 go in Crown 3FT elims

on 10/13/2004 2:00 AM
Housethatruthbuilt heads the list of 20 three-year-old trotting fillies entered in the $625,000(C) Breeders Crown, forcing two eliminations to be held Saturday night at Woodbine Racetrack. Owned by Ted Gewertz and Patricia Spinelli, Housethatruthbuilt will be driven by Brian Sears for trainer Trond Smedshammer, leaving from post five in the first elim. Also in the first elim is Zorgwik Emani, a...
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Crown 3CP up for grabs

on 10/13/2004 2:00 AM
Thirteen 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers have been entered in the $693,750(C) Breeders Crown, with two eliminations going postward Saturday night at Woodbine to pare the final field down to 10. Little Brown Jug and dead-heat Cane Pace winner Timesareachanging was not entered, but his stablemate Western Terror, who dead heated in the Cane with Timesareachanging, was and has drawn post one in the...
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Siblings finish 1-2-3

on 10/13/2004 2:00 AM
The 15-year-old broodmare Lady's Classic has three foals of racing age and, in a racing rarity, the trio finished one-two-three in Wednesday's fourth race at Summerside Raceway in Summerside, Prince Edward Island. The Traders Lady, a 6-year-old daughter of Balance Of Trade, won the race over the half-mile track in 2:14.2, defeating her 4-year-old half brother Ladys Playboy and her 3-year-old fu...
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Apple Krisp sold

on 10/13/2004 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old filly pacer Apple Krisp has been sold on the eve of the Breeders Crown. The Horseman has learned New York Jets star receiver Wayne Chrebet's Double Down Stable has purchased the daughter of Life Sign from William Peshina's Royal Wire Products for an undisclosed sum. Apple Krisp has won four of 20 starts this year and more than $160,000. She took her mark of 1:49.4 while winning a...
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Cantab readies for Crown

on 10/13/2004 2:00 AM
Just three days after scratching Cantab Hall out of the second heat of the Kentucky Futurity at The Red Mile, trainer Ron Gurfein has entered the 2003 Trotter of the Year into the Breeders Crown at Woodbine Racetrack in hopes of defending his championship. After finishing fifth in the first heat of the Futurity after leading for much of the mile, preliminary reports from Gurfein's barn were that t...
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Crown supplements

on 10/12/2004 2:00 AM
Quik Pulse Mindale, the fastest sophomore pacing colt of 2004 and two sire stakes winning fillies--L Dee's Val and Invitro--have been supplemented-- at a price of $62,500 -- to the Breeders Crown 3-year-old races, to be contested on Saturday, Oct. 23, at Woodbine. Quik Pulse Mindale, the fastest 3-year-old pacer of 2004 and a world champion with a record of 1:48, was supplemented by owner Lloyd...
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2YO Crown Trots

on 10/12/2004 2:00 AM
Just 19 two-year-old trotters, nine colts and 10 fillies, entered their respective Breeders Crown divisions. With no eliminations needed, the trotters will go straight to the finals at Woodbine on Saturday, Oct. 23. In the $525,900 Two-Year-Old Colt Trot, divisional stand out Ken Warkentin will look to clinch a Crown title and subsequent year-end honours from post eight. The son of Yankee Glide...
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Red Mile barns quarantined

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 in a career-best time for driver Eric Ledford, trainer Seldon Ledford and owners James Jesk and Ledford Racing, but 48 hours later, preliminary Coggins testing on the 3-year-old colt came up positive. Those results have prompted the closing of several barns at the Lexington track. "We are waiting fo...
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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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