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Stroke Play wins qua.

on 10/01/2004 2:00 AM
Four-year-old trotting mare Stroke Play, who has not raced since finishing fifth as the 1-5 favorite in the Breeders Crown at the Meadowlands July 31, won a qualifier at The Red Mile Friday morning in 1:55.2. With Brian Sears driving, Stroke Play defeated Gildone and Mike Lachance by three lengths. Stroke Play has won six of eight starts this year, going past the $1 million mark in career earni...
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Glowing Report in 1:50.4

on 10/01/2004 2:00 AM
Fresh off her Jugette victory last week at the Delaware County Fair, Glowing Report captured her $96,200 division of the (Bluegrass) Winbak Farms-Stonegate Farms 3-year-old filly pace in a lifetime best 1:50.4 Friday (Oct. 1) afternoon at The Red Mile. The second division saw Nu-Diamond Star score a mild upset in 1:51.2. Driver George Brennan sent Glowing Report to the lead after the :27 openin...
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Backstretch with Gordon

on 09/30/2004 2:00 AM
So you think it's pure glamour being a world traveler? If you ask Revenue, the star of Swedish trotting who arrived at The Red Mile Wednesday night, you just might get a different answer. The 8-year-old trotter has made a couple of trips back and forth across the Atlantic the last two months, with his latest stop being Lexington where he will race in the Allerage Trot on Oct. 9. I arrived at th...
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Katie gets driver change

on 09/30/2004 2:00 AM
Dale Hiteman, who is a perfect three-for-three behind Kikikatie the last two years, will get a chance to make it four-for-four as the Chicago-based driver has been named by trainer Joe Seekman to direct the 3-year-old filly pacer in the second $95,200 Bluegrass division at The Red Mile Friday afternoon. "The owners (Lee and Linda DeVisser) wanted to make a change to see what happens and change ...
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Delmartha to be retired

on 09/30/2004 2:00 AM
It took her a few moments to speak the entire sentence, but a reluctant Martha Gray told The Horseman Wednesday afternoon that Delmartha, the 4-year-old trotting mare she owns with her husband, Jack, will make her final career start Oct. 9 in the Allerage Mare Trot at The Red Mile. "That will be….that will be….yes, that will be her last start," said Martha Gray, shortly after Delmar...
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Ken Warkentin in 1:55.3

on 09/30/2004 2:00 AM
Ken Warkentin turned in one of the most remarkable performances in the history of The Red Mile Thursday (Sept. 30) afternoon, coming from far off the lead to win his division of the $327,000 (Bluegrass) Walnut Hall Ltd. Cup 2-year-old colt and gelding trot in a season's record 1:55.3. Ken Warkentin and driver David Miller were trapped fourth along the pylons by a steady outer flow through fract...
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New breeders group

on 09/29/2004 2:00 AM
A new, formal organization of breeders in North America has been established. The Breeders Alliance of North America is a well-represented organization of breeders formed to provide leadership and guidance to the industry on issues that impact all breeders. The organization is open to all breeders; from the largest to those who have produced as few as three foals. The organization welcomes me...
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Backstretch with Gordon

on 09/29/2004 2:00 AM
It was an easy decision as to where I would head this chilly morning as I made my first trip of 2004 through The Red Mile backstretch as the two-week Grand Circuit stand gets underway. Race secretary Nick Salvi told me that the epicenter of the action in the morning is usually at Noel Daley's barn, but how could I not head right for Trond Smedshammer's stable to see Windsong's Legacy? As I walk...
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I Am A Fool to Ontario

on 09/29/2004 2:00 AM
Kentuckiana Farms has announced that last season's 2003 Two-Year-Old Colt Pacer of the Year, I Am A Fool, a son of Life Sign, will stand the 2005 breeding season at Kentuckiana Farms of Ontario, located at Milner Farms in London, Ont. Owned by David Brooks' VAE Enterprises, I Am A Fool is currently standing in New Zealand for the Southern Hemisphere season. I Am A Fool earned $1,159,062 at t...
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Fast Ruffles sets pace

on 09/29/2004 2:00 AM
Fast Ruffles, Western Cruise and Allamerican Coed captured their respective divisions of the $366,700 (Bluegrass) Southwind Farm 2-year-old filly pace on a cool, overcast afternoon Wednesday (Sept. 29) at The Red Mile. The fastest of the three divisions went to Fast Ruffles in 1:52. Ron Pierce sent the Western Hanover filly quickly to the front after the :28 opening quarter and she immediately ...
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Rainbow Blue returns to Lex.

on 09/28/2004 2:00 AM
Trainer George Teague Jr. told The Horseman Tuesday morning that he plans on supplementing his top-ranked filly Rainbow Blue into the Glen Garnsey Memorial Pace at The Red Mile Friday, Oct. 8. Teague, who shares ownership with his sister, Brenda, and Kevin and Ron Fry's K & R Racing, said the group will pay the $12,000 supplemental fee to enter the filly, who has not raced since winning the $222,5...
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Top fillies to go in Bluegrass

on 09/28/2004 2:00 AM
Thereal Ideal, undefeated in five starts following her world record-equaling 1:54.1 win in a Standardbred division at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds Jug day, has drawn the rail in the first of three divisions of the $366,700 Bluegrass for 2-year-old filly pacers at The Red Mile Wednesday, Sept. 29. A daughter of Western Ideal owned by Adam Victor & Son Stable and Smart Money Stable, Thereal Ide...
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Freshman fillies on display

on 09/28/2004 2:00 AM
Grand Circuit racing got underway at The Red Mile Tuesday (Sept. 28) afternoon with four $100,500 divisions of the (Bluegrass) Norman Woolworth Memorial for 2-year-old filly trotters. Darling Monique and Don Irvine Jr. took home the blanket with the fastest division, a lifetime best 1:56.4 mile. Irvine moved the Muscles Yankee filly to the front shortly after the :28.2 opening quarter and she c...
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Windsong's Legacy wins

on 09/26/2004 2:00 AM
Windsong's Legacy defeated Cantab Hall in the $1.1 million Canadian Trotting Classic Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Cantab Hall took the lead in the race at the start, but Windsong's Legacy edged his rival just before the wire to earn the 1:53.2 triumph. There was never a doubt that the race would boil down to a stretch battle between Cantab Hall and Windsong's Legacy. The only unexpected ...
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Tom Ridge trots 1:54

on 09/26/2004 2:00 AM
Tom Ridge got ready for a showdown with Windsong's Legacy and Cantab Hall in the Kentucky Futurity by turning in a 1:54 victory in a late-closer at The Red Mile Saturday night. Ron Pierce was in the sulky, as usual, and he kept a tight line on Tom Ridge even though the colt was challenged in the homestretch. Tom Ridge was making his first start since winning the World Trotting Derby i world rec...
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Mares race in Milton elims

on 09/26/2004 2:00 AM
The sport's top pacing mares competed in eliminations for the Milton Stakes Saturday night at Mohawk. The winners were Loyal Opposition, who came from off the pace to defeat Carolina Sunshine in 1:51.3, and Always Cam, who endured a tough first-over trip but still defeated Eternal Camnation and bunny Lake in 1:50.2.
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Geartogear wins in 1:50

on 09/26/2004 2:00 AM
Geartogear, who won a division of the Holmes at the Meadowlands earlier this summer and finished second in a heat of the Adios, made his first start since the Adios a winning one Saturday night at The Red Mile. He scored in 1:50 with Ron Pierce in the bike. Spirit Of A Shark finished second. Mantacular, the North America Cup winner back in June, took control of the race early for yannick Gingra...
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KYSS to Lex Legend

on 09/26/2004 2:00 AM
Lexington Legend, a 2-year-old colt by Jate Lobell, slipped up the rail in the homestretch to win a $95,000 Kentucky Sire Stakes final at The Red Mile Saturday night. Daniel Dube drove the colt for owners James Jesk and Cynthia Willis. Nelson Willis trains the colt. Alloveramerica, who won an elim for the final the previous week, finished second while Michael's Marvel, who cut some of the pace,...
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Babic finals at Freehold

on 09/26/2004 2:00 AM
Sleep Easy lived up to his advance billing as he easily won the $150,000 final of the Lou Babic Memorial for New Jersey-sired 2-year-old pacers at Freehold Raceway Saturday. Sleep Easy was driven to the lead at the start by driver George Brennan and passed the quarter mile station in 28.1. Just past the opening panel, Mystic Gold (David Miller) made a big move to get the lead, but Brennan immed...
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1:48 by Quik Pulse

on 09/26/2004 2:00 AM
Quik Pulse Mindale, a son of Jenna's Beach Boy, equaled the fastest mile ever by a 3-year-old pacer when he scorched the Balmoral Park oval in 1:48 Saturday night. With Tony Morgan in the sulky, Quik Pulse Mindale clicked off fractions of :26.2, :52.4 and 1:19 before hitting the wire 1 1/2 lengths in front of his competition. Mike Arnold trains Quik Pulse Mindale for owner Lloyd Arnold.
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