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Cantab Hall set for Trot

on 08/25/2004 2:00 AM
Trainer Ron Gurfein says Cantab Hall is "doing fine" and will be shipping from Lexinton to Hawthorne Racecourse Thursday for Saturday's (Aug. 28) $391,200 Yonkers Trot, the second leg of the trotting Triple Crown. The race has been temporarily moved to the suburban Chicago racetrack while Yonkers Raceway undergoes renovation construction to accommodate the anticipated installation of video lott...
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Ken Warkentin wins at Wdb.

on 08/25/2004 2:00 AM
Two-year-old colt trotter Ken Warkentin made his first pari-mutuel appearance Tuesday night since capturing the New Jersey Sire Stakes final at the Meadowlands July 21, winning a conditioned event at Woodbine in 1:58.2, last quarter in :28.1. Trainer Jimmy Takter was in the bike for the half-length win. Following that Sire Stakes victory, owners John Fielding and Christina Takter sold a half in...
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Play golf with Palone

on 08/25/2004 2:00 AM
The Meadows and the Scottish Rite Masons of Pittsburgh, Pa., are working together to give someone a chance to play 18 holes of golf with Harness Tracks of America (HTA) Driver of the Year Dave Palone. The money that is raised will go to the 32 degree Masonic Learning Center for Children to help dyslexic children overcome learning disabilities. Starting on Thursday, Aug. 26, and ending on Sat...
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Walter Bodie dies

on 08/25/2004 2:00 AM
Walter Bodie, who owned the stakes winners Walter B Good and Lady Seahawk, died Wednesday morning at his home in New York after a long illness. He was 75. Bodie's horses were trained by Skip Lewis for more than 30 years. "He followed his horses very closes and he wanted so badly to have that big winner," said Lewis of Bodie, who he called a friend as well as a client.
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Colt out of Yonkers Trot

on 08/25/2004 2:00 AM
Trainer Bob Stewart told The Horseman Wednesday afternoon that he is scratching Eilean Donon out of Saturday's $391,200 Yonkers Trot at Hawthorne Race Course, leaving a field of six in the second leg of the Trotting Triple Crown. "He's out. He will be scratched," said Stewart. "He'll be fine. He's got a low white count and fighting a viral infection. Hopefully, his next start will be the Simcoe...
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Ten go in single Cane elim

on 08/25/2004 2:00 AM
Ten 3-year-old male pacers have been entered in this year’s Cane Pace at Freehold Raceway, with one elimination to knock out two contested Saturday afternoon. The $334,875 Cane final will be held Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6. The field for this year’s opening jewel of pacing’s Triple Crown brings together North America Cup winner Mantacular, who ...
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Mich. gaming on Nov. ballot

on 08/24/2004 2:00 AM
The Michigan Board of State Canvassers voted unanimously Monday to approve more than 443,000 petition signatures for a ballot measure that will place the issue of expanded gaming in the state before the state's voters in November. The decision is a setback to the state's racetracks, which had challenged the petition's language by saying it was misleading and could confuse voters. If the amendme...
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Rainbow Blue lands post 4

on 08/24/2004 2:00 AM
Fresh off her world record-equaling 1:49.2 victory in her Fan Hanover elim, Rainbow Blue will leave from post four in Saturday night’s $705,900(C) final at Woodbine Racetrack. Her connections, as well as those of Kikikatie and L Dee’s Val, who won the other two Fan Hanover elims, were able to choose their posts while the others drew for the starting slots. Here...
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Metro draws 36

on 08/24/2004 2:00 AM
Thirty-six 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers have been entered for the $1 million Metro Pace at Woodbine Racetrack Sept. 4, necessitating four eliminations to be held this Saturday night. Here is the draw for the four Metro elims: 1st elimination PP Horse (driver) 1. Robin Of Locksley (Randy Waples) 2. Armbro Civalry (Roger Mayotte) 3. Oliver Jackson (John Campbell) 4. Load The Dice (Yan...
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Manopoly game in NJSS

on 08/24/2004 2:00 AM
Manopoly rallied late to win the first of two New Jersey Sire Stakes divisions for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters at Freehold Raceway Tuesday afternoon, while White Hollow Bob overcame an early break to capture the second split. Manopoly, driven by Marcus Johansson for trainer Jimmy Takter and owners Christina Takter, Lindy Racing Stable and Anderberg Stable, won in 2:01, defeating Grit Y...
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Posts for Yonkers Trot

on 08/24/2004 2:00 AM
Post positions for the Yonkers Trot were drawn Tuesday night at Hawthorne Race Course for the Saturday night Triple Crown event. From the inside out, the field will be: Windsong's Legacy, American Mike, Tom Ridge, Eilean Donon (who has been scratched) Cantab Hall, Castle Of Fortune and Photo Color Eilean Donon, who competed Sunday night at The Red Mile and finished poorly, was diagnosed with a ...
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Confed Cup to Sparkler

on 08/23/2004 2:00 AM
Sparkler, a colt by Jate Lobell, won his $40,000(C) elimination for the Confederation Cup and then came back and captured the $567,000 final Sunday night at Flamboro Downs. Sparkler, with Paul MacDonell driving for trainer Mark Harder, turned in a 1:53.1 mile to defeat Armbro Balmoral. Three eliminations were required to advance to the Cup final. Sparkler won the first in 1:52.2, Brandon's Cowb...
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Mr. Muscleman likes Ky.

on 08/23/2004 2:00 AM
Mr. Muscleman, the winner of last year's Kentucky Futurity, showed he likes the Bluegrass state by capturing a $6,500 Preferred Handicap at The Red Mile Sunday night with a 1:53.2 mile. The race also included Hambletonian starter Eilean Donon, who brushed up to take the lead at the half but faded from that point on, evening finishing last in the field. The colt is schedule to compete in the Yon...
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Filly still undefeated

on 08/23/2004 2:00 AM
Centerfold Hall, a 2-year-old Garland Lobell filly owned by Walnut Hall Ltd. and Thoroughbred trainer Nick Zito's Lucky Shamrock Stable, stayed undefeated in four starts when she captured an early-closer leg at The Red Mile Sunday night in 1:58.3. Yannick Gingras drove Centerfold Hall to her latest victory. The filly had captured a Reynolds Stakes at Pocono and an Arden Downs at The Meadows in ...
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Nu-Diamond Star romps

on 08/23/2004 2:00 AM
Nu-Diamond Star, a 3-year-old Artiscape filly, romped to a five-length victory in 1:51.3 in the $47,000 John Simpson Stakes at The Red Mile Sunday night. With Ron Marsh driving, the filly drew off in the stretch to defeat Sheryl's Beach Gal, with Apple Krisp holding on for third after racing second for most of the mile. Shirley and Arthur Le Vin of suburban Chicago own Nu-Diamond Star while Hom...
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KYSS elims contested

on 08/23/2004 2:00 AM
The "Hall" girls won both eliminations for the Kentucky Sire Stakes championship for 3-year-old pacing fillies Sunday night at The Red Mile. Mambo Hall took the first elim in 1:52.4 while Terri Hall captured the second one in 1:52.3. Both fillies are by Blissfull Hall. Mambo Hall won the $75,000 Kentucky Summer Championship final at The Red Mile the previous week for trainer Mark Harder. Terri ...
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Coulantine still undefeated

on 08/23/2004 2:00 AM
Coulantine, a 2-year-old filly by Lindy Lane, won a $31,851 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes at The Downs at Pocono Sunday night, keeping her winning streak alive at four. The filly trotted to the victory in 2:00.3. A second $31,851 division was won by Pacific Centerfold, a daughter of SJ's Photo owned Joan Stoddard, trainer Ed Lohmeyer, and Lohmeyer's wife, Dr. Patricia Hogan, who has gained recogniti...
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Trotter comes up sick

on 08/23/2004 2:00 AM
Trainer Bob Stewart told The Horseman Monday morning that Eilean Donon is a question mark for Saturday’s $392,000 Yonkers Trot at Hawthorne Race Course after the 3-year-old colt came up sick following an eighth-place finish in a Preferred event at The Red Mile Sunday night. Stewart was originally planning to bypass the Yonkers Trot but when the field came up short of entries, E...
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Watson Provost dies

on 08/23/2004 2:00 AM
Watson Provost, a veteran trainer at The Meadows and a member of the founding board of directors of the racetrack, died Sunday, Aug. 22, in Washington, Pa. He was 77. Provost was also an owner of Dale Frost, a foundation sire who stood at Delvin Miller's Meadow Lands Farms.
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No more racing for Shark

on 08/23/2004 2:00 AM
Although he won't be formally retired until October, Four Starzzz Shark's racing days are over. Jeff Cohen, who owns the pacer in partnership with Mike Sudaley, said they had decided not to race the horse again even though he is eligible to such lucrative races as this weekend's Canadian Pacing Derby at Woodbine. "He's fine, he's healthy, and he's turned out at Brittany Farms in Kentucky, so I'...
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