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Andy Miller wins six

on 11/09/2004 12:00 AM
Driver Andy Miller scored six wins at Maywood Park Monday night. The 36-year-old driver won with Girl Wonder in 2:00.3 (race 1), Great Getaway in 2:00 (race 2), with Suffern's Z Tam in 1:56.3 (race 5); with Maverick Muffler in 1:57.2 (race 6); with Jeanette Mission in 1:56.1 (race 8); and with Finance The Farm in 1:53.3 (race 9). Miller, who began driving in 1985, has steered 4,176 winners to t...
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Stablemates sweep elims

on 11/08/2004 12:00 AM
Stablemates Western Terror and Timesareachanging won their respective Progress Pace eliminations at Dover Downs Sunday night. The two Brett Pelling trainees will lead the field for the $350,000 final Sunday night, Nov. 14. Western Terror, driven by Brian Sears, wore down the pacesetting Quik Pulse Mindale (Tony Morgan) down the stretch to win by one length in 1:50.3, one-fifth of a second off t...
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Strong win in Matron elim

on 11/08/2004 12:00 AM
Strong Yankee led wire to wire to win the $54,850 Matron elimination for 2-year-old colt trotters at Dover Downs Sunday night. With trainer-driver Trond Smedshammer, Strong Yankee won in 1:57.2, with Penn Stix second and Green Dot third. The top eight finishers in the Matron elim will return for the $210,000 final Sunday night, Nov. 14.
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Peaceful Way wins Gold

on 11/08/2004 12:00 AM
Peaceful Way won the $130,000(C) Ontario Sire Stakes Gold final for 3-year-old filly trotters in 1:56.4 at Windsor Raceway Sunday night. After getting away in fourth behind Zorgwijk Emani (Kevin Wallis), driver Chris Christoforou made a quick brush to the lead with Peaceful Way well before the half mile mark. Peaceful Way overpowered her rivals and at the finish was seven lengths ahead of Armbr...
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Filly wins 18th of year

on 11/08/2004 12:00 AM
Rainbow Blue made her first competitive appearance in her home state of Delaware Monday night and won her Matron elim with an easy 1:53 effort. It was the filly's 18th victory in 19 starts this season. L Dee's Val won the second elim in 1:52. Rainbow Blue, with regular driver Ron Pierce aboard, swept to the front of the field just after passing the half and the race was effectiively over. Rainb...
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Cantab Hall wins 3CT

on 11/07/2004 12:00 AM
Cantab Hall won Saturday night's $250,000 American-National for 3-year-old colt trotters at Balmoral Park. With Mike Lachance driving the 2003 Trotter of the Year, Cantab Hall covered the mile in 1:55. Justice Hall finished second for John Campbell and Coventry was third for D.R. Ackerman. The win was the fourth of the year in 13 starts for Cantab Hall. After the race Lachance said the son o...
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Peruvian retires with win

on 11/07/2004 12:00 AM
In his last career start, Peruvian Hanover went out in style with a 1:49.4 victory in Saturday's $260,000 American-National for older male pacers at Balmoral Park. It was announced prior to the race that the start would be the 6-year-old son of Life Sign's final start and it resulted in his 28th career victory in 99 attempts. Driven by Tim Tetrick for trainer Noel Daley, Peruvian Hanover nosed ...
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New mark for Mr. Muscleman

on 11/07/2004 12:00 AM
Mr. Muscleman set a Balmoral Park track record as well as posting a new career mark in winning the $235,000 American-National for older male trotters Saturday night. With John Campbell driving for the first time, Mr. Muscleman defeated Mutineer (David Miller) and Elegant Man (Mike Lachance) in 1:53.1. The win was the seventh of the year in 14 starts for the 4-year-old gelded son of Muscles Yank...
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Big freshman trot winners

on 11/07/2004 12:00 AM
Saturday night\'s American-National card was opened up with a victory by Strong Tea in the $160,000 race for 2-year-old filly trotters. Driven by Trevor Ritchie, Strong Tea cruised to a 2 1/2-length win over Maple Grove Smoky (John Campbell) in 2:00. Ritchie moved Strong Tea to the lead approaching the half and the daughter of Muscles Yankee went on to her fifth win of the year in nine starts....
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Restive, Team Hutch win

on 11/07/2004 12:00 AM
Breeders Crown champ Restive Hanover posted her eighth win of the year in capturing Saturday night's $180,000 American-National for 2-year-old filly pacers at Balmoral Park. With Andy Miller in the sulky behind the daughter of The Panderosa, she coasted to a 1:53.2 victory over Odds On Shania (Tim Tetrick). Restive Hanover is the first and only horse owned by Anthony McEldowney of Lexington, Ky...
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Courageous Lady winners

on 11/07/2004 12:00 AM
Tawnyand Pantidepressant won their respective $68,600 divisions of the Courageous Lady for 3-year-old filly pacers at Northfield Park on Saturday night. A $10,000 Courageous Lady supplement, Tawny was driven by Chip Noble for trainer Gary Gilliland and owner Charles Miller. A daughter of Nobel Return, Tawny went nearly gate to wire and won by six lengths in 1:55.4 over Disney Pan and Lady's Por...
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Fast Ruffles, Solveig win

on 11/07/2004 12:00 AM
Fast Ruffles romped to an 11-length victory in the Matron elimination for 2-year-old filly pacers Saturday on the opening day program at Dover Downs. Driven by Ron Pierce, Fast Ruffles coasted to a 1:54.2 victory over Crystal Slipper. The top eight finishers in the 10-filly contest will return for the $189,000 Matron final next Saturday night. Solveig won the Matron elim for freshman filly tro...
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OSS Gold winners at Windsor

on 11/07/2004 12:00 AM
Geartogear and Lady Dillinger, both trained by Nat Varty, won their respective $130,000(C) Ontario Sire Stakes Gold finals at Windsor Raceway Saturday night. Geartogear set a Sire Stakes record with a 1:50.3 victory in the Gold final for 3-year-old colt pacers. Driven by Kevin Wallis, Geortogear defeated Freedom Hanover and Galatin Hanover. Mario Baillargeon was in the sulky behind Lady Dill...
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Vernon to interview 3

on 11/05/2004 12:00 AM
The Syracuse Post-Standard is reporting today three candidates will be interviewed over the next two days for the chief executive officer position at Vernon Downs: Gil Short, Dennis Dowd and Joseph Lashinger. Short was involved in helping launch Colonial Downs and Indiana Downs; Dowd, a former New Jersey Racing Commission chairman and official at Freehold Raceway, ran Vernon Downs earlier this ...
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2005 dates at the Big M

on 11/05/2004 12:00 AM
The New Jersey Racing Commission has approved 161 dates of harness racing in 2005 at the Meadowlands. The track will open Jan. 7 and race through Aug. 6, the traditional Hambletonian day closing card. The track will re-open Nov. 18 and continue through Dec. 31. The Meadowlands will race a Tuesday through Saturday night schedule in January, Wednesday through Saturday nights plus Sunday afternoon...
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Armstrong era completed

on 11/05/2004 12:00 AM
The final Armstrong Bros. consignment went through the auction ring at the Standardbred Horse Sales Company's mixed sale in Harrisburg, Pa., Thursday and 17 mares brought prices of $100,000 or more. The dispersal was led by three mares which fetched prices of $300,000 or more. The $300,000-plus mares were Mars Bar (Malabar Man-Peace A Pie), who was bought by Perretti Farms for $350,00; Armbro V...
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McNichol hurt in Florida

on 11/04/2004 12:00 AM
Horseman Mickey McNichol, 55, suffered a broken ankle that needed surgery for pin placements following a training accident Wednesday morning at the South Florida Training Center. McNichol was training a filly that spooked and dumped him to the track.
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Saginaw may close

on 11/04/2004 12:00 AM
Saginaw Harness Raceway co-owner Marshall Davis told the Saginaw News that because of the defeat of Proposal 1 in the state, "I don't know if Saginaw (which opened in 1980) will be around in 2005." The passage of the proposal, which called for a statewide vote for any expansion of gambling and essentially renders meaningless the passage of bills allowing slot machines at the racetracks by both...
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Rosecroft purchase close

on 11/04/2004 12:00 AM
Published reports state that the family of Baltimore Orioles owner Peter G. Angelos is close to finalizing a deal to purchase Rosecroft Raceway. Earlier talks had broke down but there are reports that a deal is nearing completion.
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Penn National buys Argosy

on 11/04/2004 12:00 AM
Penn National has announced it is acquiring Argosy Gaming Co. for $1.4 billion cash. Argosy announced last week it had purchased Raceway Park in Toledo, Ohio, for about $20 million.
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