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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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Camelot takes Cane elim

on 08/28/2004 2:00 AM
Camelot Hall, last year's Metro winner, captured an $111,625 elimination for the Cane Pace at Freehold Raceway Saturday afternoon with a wire-to-wire 1:51.1 effort. The time set a track mark. Finishing second was Adios champ Timesarachanging. George Brennan drove Camelot Hall, who had failed to qualify for the Adios final in his previous start in an Adios elim.
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Fillies win NJSS at Freehold

on 08/27/2004 2:00 AM
Mystical Sunshine wired a field of 3-year-old New Jersey Sire Stakes filly trotters at Freehold Raceway Thursday afternoon (Aug. 26), winning in 2:00 for driver Ron Pierce by one length over In The Shell. Olympics picked up the Bronze medal for this contest. Alvin Jacobsen and Sidney Korn own the Yankee Glide filly trained by Chris Ryder. She won the Elegantimage Trot at Woodbine earlier this y...
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Hawk loses suspension stay

on 08/27/2004 2:00 AM
Driver Dave Hawk is out of action once again after a judge in Ohio lifted the stay of the suspension of his license by the Ohio State Racing Commission. The commission has alleged Hawk placed bets against himself in races at Northfield Park over the Internet and by cell phone, which resulted in its proposal to ban the driver for life, which followed up another possible lifetime ban for an unsatisf...
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Batavia opens slots in Jan.

on 08/27/2004 2:00 AM
Batavia Downs officials have announced plans for a $2.2 million project to install about 400 video gaming machines (VGMs) on the track's second floor, with the area scheduled to open in January. The track will reopen for live racing next summer. Originally, the track had hoped to spend $7.7 million and install 750 VGMs on its first floor. Two groups that had expressed interest in financially ba...
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OSS mark for Peaceful Way

on 08/27/2004 2:00 AM
Three-year-old filly trotter Peaceful Way set a Rideau Carleton track record for her division with a 1:56 victory in an Ontario Sire Stakes Gold elimination Thursday night. Chris Christoforou directed the daughter of Angus Hall to the 3 1/4-length win. Actually, MIss Michelle H, a daughter of King Conch, broke the track standard with a 1:56.1 victory in the first OSS Gold elim. Rod Allen drove ...
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Canadian Hall inductions

on 08/27/2004 2:00 AM
Trainer Stew Firlotte, battling the effects of a stroke suffered more than one year ago, made an emotional appearance Thursday night at the induction ceremonies for the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, accepting on behalf of Town Pro, the 1990 Canadian Horse of the Year he conditioned. Also officially inducted into the Hall were Precious Bunny, Goodtimes and the late Chris Van Bussel of Seel...
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Trot finals at Indiana

on 08/27/2004 2:00 AM
Helen's Priority and Mycenae Bluegrass captured Indiana Sire Stakes finals at Indiana Downs Thursday (Aug. 26) night. Helen's Priority won the $84,600 three-year-old filly trot in 1:57.4 and Mycenae Bluegrass took the $15,800 two-year-old filly trot in 2:02.1. Owner and trainer Don Eash was in the bike at Helen's Priority scored a two-length victory over Super Kay and Joe Putnam. The victory fo...
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NY tracks seek solution

on 08/27/2004 2:00 AM
New York racetrack executives held a conference call meeting Friday morning and agreed to hire an attorney who is an expert in constitutional law to come up with solutions to the state's quandry regarding the constitutionality of the state's video lottery terminals. Earlier this year a judge's decision put the constitutionality of the VLTs, and the state's subsidy to purses and breeders program...
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Cash Hall trots 1:54.2

on 08/27/2004 2:00 AM
Cash Hall, who finished third in the Hambletonian, made his first start since that race at The Red Mile Friday night and won handily in 1:54.2 with regular driver John Campbell in the sulky. Cash Hall captured a $30,700 division of the John Simpson Memorial Stakes. Campbell restrained Cash Hall at the start and settled fifth in the first turn. He moved the colt up to challenge midway down the b...
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on 08/27/2004 2:00 AM
Maple Grove Smoky, a roan filly by Donerail who learned her lessons at the Del Mar racetrack in California this past winter, won the first stakes race of her career when she captured a Simpson Stakes division at The Red Mile Friday night in a fast 1:56.3. Joe Mullins trains and owns Maple Grove Smoky while Brian Sears handled the driving. The filly has recently recovered from illness, said Mull...
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NJSS at Freehold

on 08/26/2004 2:00 AM
Motivational took command at the three-quarter mile mark and held off a fast-closing Speed Mirror to win a $34,500 New Jersey Sire Stakes with a 2:00.2 effort Wednesday at Freehold Raceway. Motivational, a daughter of Muscles Yankee, won by a neck with George Brennan in the sulky. Two $10,000 divisions of the second leg of the NJSS Green Acres series for two-year-old trotting colts and geldi...
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Huge win by Dear Old Boy

on 08/26/2004 2:00 AM
Dear Old Boy, a 2-year-old gelded son of the sire Village Jove out of the Niatross mare Dear Old Girl, powered to a 10 1/4-length victory in 1:56 in a $37,397 New York Sire Stakes division Wednesday night at Saratoga Gaming & Raceway. Trained by Deborah Brunet and owned by Brunet's husband, Gaetan, in partnership with Ted Gewertz of Windsong's Legacy fame, Dear Old Boy started from post four an...
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Mass. probes horse's death

on 08/26/2004 2:00 AM
The Boston Herald is reporting today that the Massachusetts State Racing Commission is investigating the possibility of a "tubing" death of the 11-year-old gelded pacer Waltster Aug. 17, one day after he was scratched out of a race at Plainridge Race Course. A racing source told the newspaper that the horse died after being "tubed" with baking soda and water, after he was scratched for a high b...
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