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Three 8-horse elims

on 09/18/2004 2:00 AM
There will be three eliminations for Thursday's $571,500 Little Brown Jug, with a total of 24 entered, creating the eight-horse elim fields. The Cane Pace dead-heat winners Timesareachnging and Western Terror. Messenger champ Metropolitan, Meadowlands Pace winner Holborn Hanover and Confederation Cup victor Sparkler are all in the race. First Elim: 1--Finnigan Hanover 2--Captain Silverheels ...
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Muscle in Maple Leaf

on 09/18/2004 2:00 AM
With a savvy drive from Ron Pierce, Mr. Muscleman captured the $861,000(c) Maple Leaf Trot at Mohawk Racetrack Saturday night, coasting to a 1:53.2 conquest of the Swedish star Revenue. Revenue and driver Lutfi Kolgjini took the early lead and once again stole a :30 second quarter. But while Revenue was loafing, Pierce had Mr. Muscleman in high gear and had pulled alongside his foe by the half ...
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Cantab Hall scores

on 09/18/2004 2:00 AM
Cantab Hall turned in a wire-to-wire 1:54.1 effort over Hambletonian and Yonkers Trot champ Windsong's Legacy in an elimination for the Canadian Trotting Classic Saturday night at Mohawk. Al Dente Hanover won the first elim in 1:56. Driver Mike Lachance said Cantab Hall dug in and raced tough to hold off the late rally of Windsong's Legacy, who raced from off the pace. Durgin Hanover held on fo...
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Palone wins 3 PASS finals

on 09/18/2004 2:00 AM
Driver Dave Palone won three Pennsylvania Sire Stakes championships for 2 year olds at the Downs at Pocono Saturday night. He won the 2-year-old filly trot with Coulantine in 1:59.4, The 2-year-old colt pace with Runover Feeling in 1:53.2., and the 2-year-old colt trot with Green Dot in 1:59.2. Play For Real took the 2-year-old filly pace in 1:55.4. Coulantine is daughter of Lindy Lane who is ...
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Isle Of Patmos wires field

on 09/18/2004 2:00 AM
Isle Of Patmos, a colt by Astreos, won the $192,150(c) Nassagawey Stakes at Mohawk Racetrack Saturday night with a wire-to-wire 1:52 effort. Mario Baillargeon drove the colt for trianer Mark Capone. Beretta Hall finished second while Speed Demon was third.
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NYSS finals at Yonkers

on 09/18/2004 2:00 AM
Two youngsters from the first crop of Kentucky Futurity winner Credit Winner captured New York Sire Stakes championships at Yonkers Raceway Saturday night. The Credit Winner champions are the gelding Maximum Return, who scored in 1:58.2, and the filly Twin B Senorita, who trotted to a 2:04 victory. In a slight upset, Belle Reve defeated five-time winner Chapeau in the 2-year-old filly pace, hit...
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12 wins for

on 09/18/2004 2:00 AM
Fox Valley Flan is one of the stars in Illinois. The 3-year-old filly trotter captured her Illinois Super Night stakes, the Lady Ann Reed, with an authoritative 1:55 victory Saturday night at Balmoral Park. Customize was crowned champion in the 3-year-old male trotting division as he won the $108,000 Su Mac Lad in 1:56.2. In the 3-year-old pacing filly division, Undeniably You turned in a su...
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Filly action at Mohawk

on 09/17/2004 2:00 AM
Invitro toyed with the field in her pacing split and Peaceful Way equaled one of Mohawk’s fresh track records in a trotting division Thursday night during $25,000 SBOA eliminations for 3-year-old fillies of both gaits. Going third to first in the second panel for driver Chris Christoforou, Peaceful Way set the rest of the fractions in the first division, stopping the clock in a track-reco...
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Two elims for Jugette

on 09/17/2004 2:00 AM
Fourteen 3-year-old pacing fillies have been entered into the $293,328 Jugette to be raced Wednesday, Sept. 22, at the Delaware, Ohio, County Fairgrounds. So Artsi, who finished third behind Rainbow Blue and Kikikatie in the Nadia Lobell final, and Apple Krisp, the fastest filly entered in the Jugette, have been chosen the morning-line favorites in their respective divisions. First Eliminat...
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Rain wipens out card

on 09/17/2004 2:00 AM
Up to four inches of rain fell in the western Pennsylvania area Friday morning and afternoon, flooding roads and causing The Meadows to cancel its afternoon racing program. Heavy rain was also falling just prior to post time, adding to the reasons for the cancellation.
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Invincible Dream wins KYSS

on 09/17/2004 2:00 AM
Invincible Dream, trained by Jimmy Takter and driven by Ron Pierce, captured the $75,000 Kentucky Sire Stakes final for 3-year-old filly trotters at The Red Mile Friday night. The winning time was 1:56. Several fillies battled for the lead in the race, including Wish For and Three Little Words, but Invincible Dream prevailed at the wire.
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L Dees Val scores

on 09/17/2004 2:00 AM
L Dees Val, a 3-year-old pacing filly by Dream Away, wired the field in the $40,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes at Freehold Raceway Friday afternoon. With John Campbell in the sulky, the filly earned her fourth victory of the season in six starts.
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Dudes not leaving town

on 09/16/2004 2:00 AM
The Calgary Sun has reported the connections of western Canada-based 3-year-old colt pacer Dudes Leaving Town have decided against shipping the horse to Ohio for the Little Brown Jug. Trainer Liz Hennessey had enlisted driver Luc Ouellette to drive Dudes Leaving Town in a conditioned event at Stampede Park last Sunday and after he won in 1:54.3, Ouellette reportedly told the trainer to "protect hi...
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Charlottetown to get VLTs

on 09/16/2004 2:00 AM
The Hillsborough Trotting Association of Prince Edward Island has voted to approve a plan to put 225 video lottery terminals at the Charlottetown Driving Park (CDP), according to a report from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The association is the majority shareholder in the park. In a vote Tuesday night (Sept. 14) by the shareholders, 123 of the 153 ballots cast were in favor of handing...
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Friel withdraws in PA

on 09/16/2004 2:00 AM
Frank Friel has asked that his nomination to head the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board be withdrawn, according to an Associated Press story. The Board will oversee the operation of slot machine gambling in the state, which was made legal by legislation passed in July. In a news conference Wednesday (Sept. 15) with Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, Friel, a former Philadelphia police officer, said ...
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Casinos extend bids

on 09/16/2004 2:00 AM
Isle Of Capri Casinos Inc. and Midwest Gaming and Entertainment LLC, two casino companies seeking the 10th and final Illinois riverboat license, extended their bids Wednesday (Sept. 15) for the unused license. According to an Associated Press report, a third company which originally sought the license, Harrah’s Entertainment Inc., did not extend its bid. All three original bids were to expir...
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World of the wacky

on 09/16/2004 2:00 AM
An inventor from London, England, has patented a new way to view horse racing and has asked the Invention Submission Corporation to help him sell his idea for a “Rcing Observation Pod.” According to a release from ISC, the Pod would consist of a monorail track and cars with a remote power and control system. The capsule-shaped cars would be equipped with rows of passenger seating fa...
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My Lady Pace on Sunday

on 09/16/2004 2:00 AM
A short but quality group of pacing mares will battle in Sunday's $23,100 My Lady Pace, the opening day feature at the Delaware County Fair. Heading the list of five mares is $715,359 lifetime winner Cinder Best and 2004 Ohio Scarlet & Gray champion CC Spice. Rounding out the field is Siren (1:52.1, 103,964); Nells Bells (1:54.1, $140,346); and Sheer Sahbra (1:55.3, $64,487). This year the...
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Filly stakes at Mohawk

on 09/15/2004 2:00 AM
A pair of Champlain divisional winners kept right on rolling Tuesday night at Mohawk Racetrack as a pair of $25,000 eliminations to narrow the field for the Oakville final were captured by Strong Tea in 1:58.4 and Solveig in 1:57.3. After a first-over move in the second quarter, Strong Tea cleared after the half and trotted to a 4¾-length victory. Driver Trevor Ritchie tipped Strong Te...
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Final Four to alternate

on 09/15/2004 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands Racetrack and the Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) have announced that they will alternate holding the Fall Final Four stakes for 2 year olds. The four stakes--the Governor's Cup for pacers, the Three Diamonds for pacing fillies, the Valley Victory for trotting colts and geldings and the Goldsmith Maid for trotting fillies--were originally contested at Garden State Park until...
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