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Seven in Trotting Derby

on 09/01/2004 2:00 AM
Just seven 3-year-old trotters have been entered in the World Trotting Derby, which will be raced for a purse in excess of $500,000 Saturday afternoon at Du Quoin, Ill. The draw will be held Thursday afternoon during the races, but the field will include Cantab Hall and Tom Ridge. The other horses entered are Citation, Coventry, Rocky Balboa, Rumsfeld and Sky Watch.
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PASS finalists

on 09/01/2004 2:00 AM
Pennsylvania Sire Stakes competition for 2-year-old filly pacers is complete except for the $100,000 final later this month at The Downs at Pocono. There were 21 different winners in this division this year with Sub Rosa Hanover the only repeat winner. The top eight point earners advance to the final. They are: 1--Mississippi River (1-2-2, 85 points) Play For Real (2-1-2, 85) Sunny ...
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NJSS 3FT action at Fhld

on 09/01/2004 2:00 AM
Motivational and Like A Fish won their respective New Jersey Sire Stakes divisions for 3-year-old trotting fillies at Freehold Raceway Wednesday afternoon. Five fillies went behind the gate in the opening $20,000 NJSS split with Motivational leading gate to wire in 2:00.1, defeating Michele Lavec by 4 1/4 lengths. George Brennan directed Motivational for trainer-owner Kathleen LaMontagne. Th...
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Chevie Cash scores

on 08/31/2004 2:00 AM
Chevie Cash gained a measure of redemption for his lone loss of the season when he defeated Perdition in 1:54.2 in an elimination for the Governors Cup 2-year-old colt and gelding pace as racing began Monday evening (Aug. 30) at the DuQuoin State Fair. Chevie Cash and driver Dale Hiteman dictated moderate fractions after the opening quarter and then used a :26.4 final panel to score by 1 1/4 l...
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Cantab Hall to DuQuoin

on 08/31/2004 2:00 AM
Trainer Ron Gurfein has told The Horseman that Cantab Hall is headed for the World Trotting Derby. The race is scheduled for this Saturday (Sept. 4) afternoon at the DuQuoin State Fair in southern Illinois. This will be the first multiple-heat major stakes event of the season for 3-year-old trotters. The winner must win two heats, and if there are different winners after the first two heats, t...
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FBI agent named in Pa.

on 08/31/2004 2:00 AM
Kenneth T. McCabe, a 20-year veteran of the FBI and special agent in charge of the Pittsburgh office, has been appointed to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, which will award 14 slot machine licenses in 2006 and then oversee the state’s casino operations. McCabe’s appointment was made by state Sen. Robert Jubelirer, who as Senate president pro tem, has the...
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IGB loses another member

on 08/31/2004 2:00 AM
For the second time in less than a week the Illinois Gaming Board has lost a member through resignation. According to the Chicago Tribune, Violet Clark tendered her resignation to Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich Monday (Aug. 30), leaving only two members on the five-person panel. Board chairman Elzie Higginbottom quit last week. The two recent resignations leavs the board with only two members si...
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Ford shuffles Cane horses

on 08/31/2004 2:00 AM
Trainer Mark Ford has scratched Mark’s Secret Love, who finished eighth in the Cane Pace elimination last Saturday afternoon, from the $334,875 final Sept. 6 in order for stablemate Brandon’s Cowboy, who was the first also-eligible, to move in. "It was just a matter of which horse we thought had the better chance," trainer Ford said of the two sophomores owned ...
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Threesome heads to Goshen

on 08/31/2004 2:00 AM
Driver Ron Pierce has been elected to harness racing's Living Hall of Fame and longtime publicist Tom White has been elected to the Communicator's Corner of the Hall in Goshen, N.Y., by members of the U.S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA). Also, retired Philadelphia-based handicapper Nick Saponara has been elected to the Communicator's Corner senior category in voting by USHWA's board of direct...
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Yinger named at Pompano

on 08/31/2004 2:00 AM
John Yinger has been named the new race secretary at Pompano Park. Yinger has been at Pompano the last five years as program manager, a position he will also continue to hold. Pompano has also announced Irene Cole is the track's new stall superintendent.
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Legacy wins Yonkers Trot

on 08/29/2004 2:00 AM
The $391,200 Yonkers Trot was a homestretch sprint between Tom Ridge, Cantab Hall and Windsong’s Legacy, and the Hambletonian champion Windsong’s Legacy won the battle and the race, stopping the timer in 1:53.1. Windsong’s Legacy started the race from the rail but driver Brian Sears fired Tom Ridge out of the gate and took command of the race, ...
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2YO colts like 1:57.4

on 08/28/2004 2:00 AM
Two-year-old trotting colts competed in three divisions of the Simpson Stakes at The Red Mile Friday night and all three scored with 1:57.4 efforts. The winners were Bare It All (by Sierra Kosmos) and the Muscles Yankee-sired colts Muscle Memory and Muscle Bound. Muscle Memory has now won three of five starts for trainer Jimmy Takter. David Miller drove this winner.
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She's A Great Lady elims

on 08/28/2004 2:00 AM
Two eliminations were held for the She's A Great Lady for 2-year-old filly pacers Friday night at Woodbine. The winners were Art's Risk in 1:53.2 and Cabrini Hanover in 1:53.1. Art's Risk is a full sister to the top pacing colt Artiscape. She got away fourth, then took command of the race before the half per the direction of driver George Brennan. Bob Mcintosh trains the filly for Brittany Farm...
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Big mile by Bunny Lake

on 08/28/2004 2:00 AM
Bunny Lake turned in a powerful 1:49 mile to capture an elimintion of the Roses Are Red Friday night at Woodbine. A second elim was won by Burning Point in 1:50. Bunny Lake was fired to the front by driver Luc Ouellette while Eternal Camnation was parked through the first quarter in :26.1. "Cammie" cleared before the half, then Ouellette retook command with Bunny Lake. In the stretch drive Bunn...
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Rainbow Blue easily wins

on 08/28/2004 2:00 AM
Rainbow Blue easily captured the $705,900(c) Fan Hanover Final at Woodbine over a sloppy oval Saturday night, pacing to a 1:51.1 victory. She defeated Kikikatie by three quarters of a length, but did not seem in jeopardy of being beaten. Driver Ron Pierce floated Rainbow Blue away from the gate and settled fourth while David Miller shot to the front with Kikikatie from post two. Before the firs...
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Four Metro elims held

on 08/28/2004 2:00 AM
Oliver Jackson (1:53.2), Speed Demon (1:54), Eleven AM (1:54) and Woodrow Wilson champ Village Jolt (1:55) captured the four Metro eliminations at Woodbine Saturday night. With four elims, the winners and second-place finishers along with two third-place finishers drawn by lot advanced to the final. The track was sloppy, but that didn't stop the Western Hanover colt Oliver Jackson from winning ...
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Georgia Pacific in 1:49.3

on 08/28/2004 2:00 AM
Georgia Pacific prepped for the Jug Preview by winning an overnight at The Meadows Saturday in 1:49.3, equaling the all-age track record that was just set by Timesareachanging in the Adios. With Richard Stillings driving, Georgia Pacific cut the pace with fractions of :26, :55.1 and 1:22 and drew off to the victory.
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Races KO'd at Red Mile

on 08/28/2004 2:00 AM
Heavy rains throughout the evening caused sloppy track conditions that contributed to two wrecks at The Red Mile Saturday night which in turn prompted the cancellation of the last three races. Driver Ray Paver was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Lexington after he sustained injuries while driving Perfect Panderosa in a Simpson Memorial division. The accident Paver was in was caused by Driven ...
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Modern Art wins in 1:53

on 08/28/2004 2:00 AM
Modern Art, one of the top ranked colts of the season, picked up his first win in more than a month when he captured a $23,500 John Simpson Memorial division at The Red Mile Saturdy night. He paced over the sloppy oval in 1:53 with Dave Palone aboard. Palone sent Modern Art to the early lead and he easily held off t he late rallies by Anton and Mercenary Hall, who finished in a dead het for sec...
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Mako Sica defeated

on 08/28/2004 2:00 AM
Mako Sica, who had turned in a powerful 1:51 performance in his previous start, was defeated by Gottamakeithappen in a John Simpson Memorial stakes for 2-year-old pacing colts Saturday night at The Red Mile. Despite the sloppy track, the colt took a mark of 1:54.3. The second Simpson division for this class was won by the Artsplace colt All Over The Place, who scored in 1:55 over the Jenna's Be...
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