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7 draw into Messenger

on 09/10/2004 2:00 AM
The double quest for this year’s pacing Triple Crown will continue with the $340,950 Messenger Stake at Harrington Raceway Tuesday night. Timesareachanging and Western Terror finished in a dead heat for first in the Cane Pace on Labor Day at Freehold Raceway, thus the two will head into the second jewel of the Triple Crown on equal terms. “It’s t...
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Remmen has eye surgery

on 09/10/2004 2:00 AM
Hall of Famer Ray Remmen, the all-time leading trainer at the Meadowlands, is recovering from surgery to repair a detached retina. The 57-year-old Remmen underwent the surgery on Aug. 24 at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey. "I was having some problems the weekend before, and I went to see my doctor," said Remmen. "I was immediately taken to Hackensack Medical Center where D...
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Parklane Powerful in 1:49.3

on 09/10/2004 2:00 AM
Parklane Powerful, a 5-year-old mare by Sportsmaster, paced to a lifetime mark of 1:49.3 and defeated Loyal Opposition by five lengths in an elimination for the Ann Vonian at Balmoral Park Thursday night. She paced her final panel in :27.2 to secure the victory. Driven by Ron Marsh, Parklane Powerful took command of the race past the first quarter and controlled it thereafter, winning by the ea...
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Forever Starlet Qualifies

on 09/10/2004 2:00 AM
Forever Starlet, last year’s Breeders Crown champion and 2003 Dan Patch 2-Year-Old Filly Trotter of the Year, returned to the racetrack in a qualifying race at The Red Mile Friday, finishing second in the 1:58.1 mile. Racing for the first time since a qualifying race May 29 at the Meadowlands, Forever Starlet was placed in the two-hole behind the pace-setting Boom by Cameron Go...
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MTR buys Jackson Raceway

on 09/09/2004 2:00 AM
MTR Gaming Group Inc., which already owns Scioto Downs and Mountaineer Park, has announced it has signed an agreement to purchase a 90-percent interest in Jackson Harness Raceway in Michigan. MTR also holds a pending license to build Presque Isle Downs Thoroughbred track in Erie, Pa., as well as having a 50-percent interest in building a new harness track near Minneapolis, Minn. Edson R. (Ted) ...
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Modern Art tries galloping

on 09/09/2004 2:00 AM
Trainer Joe Holloway has been fighting two battles this summer: one has been with his own health. He was diagnosed with Lyme disease in early August. His second battle has been with his top pacing colt Modern Art, who started the season with a bang but then turned in sub-par performances. Holloway made it to doctors early and has been successfully treated for his own health problems. Since mid-...
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Nadia Lobell rail for Blue

on 09/09/2004 2:00 AM
Rainbow Blue and Kikikatie have drawn posts one and two, respectively, for Sunday night’s $222,500 Nadia Lobell final for 3-year-old filly pacers at The Red Mile. The two received byes right into the final as the two richest entrants and were able to skip last weekend’s elimination while nine other distaffers lined up behind the gate to determine the final seven s...
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Sugar Glider prevails

on 09/09/2004 2:00 AM
Sugar Glider, raced from behind by driver Dave Palone, battled Chotat Mile and Brett Miller down the stretch, pulling away to a 1:53.2 two-length victory in the $80,000 Lexington Breeders Classic final for 2-year-old filly pacers at The Red Mile Thursday (Sept. 9) night. Palone elected to race the daughter of Jate Lobell off the pace after virtually going wire to wire in her last three races, w...
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Motivational sweeps NJSS

on 09/08/2004 2:00 AM
Motivational completed a four-race sweep of the New Jersey Sire Stakes for 2-year-old New Jersey-sired trotting fillies at Freehold Raceway by capturing the $75,000 final Wednesday afternoon in 2:00.1. Driven by George Brennan, the winning daughter of Muscles Yankee led at every call as she defeated runner-up Possessed Bydreams by 2 3/4 lengths with Fancy Candy 10 lengths back in third. Moti...
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Morgan hits 9,000

on 09/07/2004 2:00 AM
Tony Morgan drove his 9,000th career winner at Hawthorne Race Course Monday. He guided Allamerican Lord to a three-length victory in 1:54.4. He won the last four races on Hawthorne's Labor Day card as well. Morgan, 46, has piloted the winners of more than $58 million lifetime and now has 9,003 wins to his credit.
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Red Mile turns to 10 across

on 09/07/2004 2:00 AM
Racing at The Red Mile will have a slightly different look beginning Thursday night when the track in Lexington, Ky., begins using a 10-spot starting gate. Until now the track had been racing nine across with the 10 horse being a trailer, but starting Thursday all the horses in a 10-horse field will have their noses on the gate, which will also be slanted.
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Moni talks at Red Mile

on 09/06/2004 2:00 AM
Touch Of Moni outgamed Magenta Hall and Centerfold Hall to win Sunday night's $80,000 Lexington Breeders Classic final for 2-year-old filly trotters at The Red Mile. Driven by David Miller, Touch Of Moni crossed the wire in 1:57.1 while handing the two Hall horses their first-ever defeats. Touch Of Moni battled Centerfold Hall (Yannick Gingras) for the lead around the final turn and edged past ...
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Terri Hall wins Nadia elim

on 09/06/2004 2:00 AM
Terri Hall took advantage of an early speed duel to rally to an easy 1:51.3 victory in the $10,000 Nadia Lobell elimination for 3-year-old filly pacers at The Red Mile Sunday night. WIth Rainbow Blue and Kikikatie receiving byes into the $220,000 final next Sunday, the top seven in the elim will return. David Miller was in the sulky as Terri Hall charged to the victory, a career-best for the da...
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Dead heat in Cane Pace

on 09/06/2004 2:00 AM
The ever-changing scene among 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings took another strange twist Monday afternoon at Freehold Raceway when entrymates Western Terror and Timesareachanging, both owned by Perfect World Enterprises and trained by Brett Pelling, finished in a dead heat for first in the $334,875 Cane Pace. The two stablemates were sent off the 4-5 favorites in the field of eight, with J...
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Top Ind. filly sidelined

on 09/06/2004 2:00 AM
Iva Miracle, an Electric Yankee filly considered by many to be the best freshman pacer in the Indiana sire stakes ranks, is done for the year. After finishing third in the $65,000 final Aug. 27, a race where she cut the mile before Marks-Mindy closed late to win in a track record 1:53.1, a hairline fracture was found in the left rear pastern bone, relegating the full sister to ISS champion Valley ...
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ISS champs crowned

on 09/06/2004 2:00 AM
Three Indiana Sire Stakes champions were crowned Sunday, Sept. 5 at Indiana Downs, with track records falling in two of the events at the Shelbyville racetrack. Older trotting and pacing mares squared off, as did sophomore pacing colts and geldings. Andy Shetler’s VG Eagle Express captured the $66,100 final for trotting mares in 1:56, beating the likes of Need We Say More (Rick...
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Rockin in the Metro

on 09/05/2004 2:00 AM
Rocknroll Hanover, a colt with royal bloodlines, became the sport's first sub 1:50 2-year-old when he captured the $1.2 million(c) Metro at Woodbine Saturday night in 1:49.4. Rocknroll Hanover is a son of Western Ideal and Rich N Elegant. Rich N Elegant has produced such champions as Richess Hanover. Village Jolt set virtually all of the pace in the Metro while Rocknroll Hanover, driven by B...
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Cabrini Hanover top filly

on 09/05/2004 2:00 AM
Cabrinii Hanover became the fastest 2-year-old filly pacer in the sport's histsory when she won the $702,100(c) She's A Great Lady final in 1:51 at Woodbine Saturday night. The filly won by three lengths over Sweetheart champ Fox Valley Shaker. Cabrini Hanover, a filly by Western Ideal out of the top producer Cathedra, the dam of Cathedra Dot Com and Western Shooter, posted her fourth victory i...
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Casimir Camotion coasts

on 09/05/2004 2:00 AM
Casimir Camotion pretty much wired the field in the $920,000(c) Canadian Pacing Derby, hitting the wire well in front of his foes in 1:48.3. Patrick Lachance trains and drives the 4-yer-old gelding for M And M Harness Racing. Royal Mattjesty finished second while Peruvian Hanover was third and Art's Chip settled for fourth.
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Bunny Lake can't be beat

on 09/05/2004 2:00 AM
With the fast starting Bunny Lake starting from post three in the $376,500 Roses Are Red final, the other mares really didn't have much chance. Luc Ouellette put the 2001 Horse of the Year on the lead, as expected, and she paced on to a one-quarter length win over Please Me Please in 1:49. Jasper Avenue was third, Burning Point took fourth and lways Cam earned the last check. Eternal Camnation,...
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