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1:49 by Royal Mattjesty

on 10/09/2004 2:00 AM
Royal Mattjesty won the $195,000 Allerage Farms Series Open Pace Final with a gutsy first-over move on the pacesetting Boulder Creek. He won in 1:49 with John Campbell in the sulky. Quality Western got up for second. Royal Mattjesty now has eight wins this year for his owners, Perretti Racing Stable and John J. Rizzo.
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It's Windsong's Legacy

on 10/09/2004 2:00 AM
Windsong's Legacy became the frst trotting Triple Crown winner since Super Bowl in 1972 when he captured the second heat of the Kentucky Futurity in 1:54 Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile. Windsong's Legacy won the rail post for the second heat but got away third as Yankee Slide surprisingly took the field to the first quarter in :27. Yankee Slide, driven by Brian Sears, got to the half in :53...
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Change at Big M for elims

on 10/08/2004 2:00 AM
Stakes race elimination winners will get to pick their post positions for the finals of major stakes, beginning with the Fall Final Four later this year at the Meadowlands. The first stakes impacted by the change in conditions will be the quartet of finals for two-year-olds on Dec. 4. The eliminations for the trotting events--the Goldsmith Maid for fillies and the Valley Victory for colts--take...
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Filly brings $200,000

on 10/08/2004 2:00 AM
A filly by the pacing sire Artsplace topped the second session at Tattersalls Thursday night when she brought a winning bid of $200,000 from Myron Bell. The filly's mother is a half sister to the dam of world champion Worldly Beauty. The filly was sold under the name of Art's Temptress and was offered by Preferred Equine Marketing, which acted as agent for White Birch Farm. The average pric...
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Backstretch with Gordon

on 10/08/2004 2:00 AM
Today is Ladies' Day at The Red Mile, with the card featuring the Kentucky Filly Futurity and two divisions of the Glen Garnsey Memorial 3-Year-Old Filly Pace, so I decided to seek out a very special lady this morning on the backstretch. And to keep it short and sweet, I found someone who is the definition of short and sweet. I had seen 22-year-old-but-look-like-I'm-about-16 Anne-Marie Demers a...
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Bring on Rainbow Blue?

on 10/08/2004 2:00 AM
Glowing Report showed she's at the top of her game when she grinded first-over against Kikikatie and still won a $118,200 division of the Garnsey Memorial in 1:50.1 at The Red Mile Friday. Kikikatie faded to fourth while She's My Belle was second. But can Glowing Report beat Rainbow Blue? Jerry Silverman and his son Ritchie, who train Glowing Report, acknowledge that Rainbow Blue is a great fil...
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Filly Futurity final set

on 10/08/2004 2:00 AM
Hambletonian Oaks winner Silver Spring and Oaks runner-up Housethatruthbuilt won their respective eliminations for the Kentucky Filly Futurity, setting up a showdown in the final between the two 3-year-old filly trotters. George Brennan made a quarter move to the lead out of the two hold past the quarter and led the rest of the route to win in 1:54.3. Habit's Lady finished 2 1/4 lengths behind ...
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2YO colt sparkles in ISS

on 10/08/2004 2:00 AM
Allamerican Inca rallied late to a 1:50.4 victory in the first of two $179,200 International Stallion Stakes divisions at The Red Mile Friday afternoon. Shanghai Phil captured the second $179,200 split with a 1:51.2 effort. Dave Palone was in the bike behind Allamerican inca, who won for the third time in six starts this year. Kublai Pan finished second with Speed Demon third. The time was a ca...
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Housethatruthbuilt wins Fut.

on 10/08/2004 2:00 AM
Housethatruthbuilt parlayed a dream trip in the second heat of the Kentucky Filly Futurity final into a victory Friday afternoon at The Red Mile. Driven by Brian Sears, Housethatruthbuilt followed up her elim victory with a career-best 1:52.4 effort to take home the lion's share of the $243,000 total purse. Invincible Dream and Ron Pierce left the quickest and set a brisk tempo, pushed on by a ...
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Rainbow Blue sparkles

on 10/08/2004 2:00 AM
Rainbow Blue continued her dominance over the 3-year-old pacing filly division with an effortless 1:51.2 victory in the second $120,000 Glen Garnsey Memorial division at The Red Mile Friday afternoon. Off since equaling her own world record of 1:49.2 at The Red Mile Sept. 12, trainer and co-owner George Teague Jr. supplemented the daughter of Artiscape to the Garnsey for $12,000. Teague and his...
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Buyers bet on new sire

on 10/07/2004 2:00 AM
Seven yearlings from the first crop by Bettor's Delight energized the opening session at Tattersalls on Wednesday night as four of them fetched prices of $115,000 or more. The seven generated an average price of slightly more than $107,000. The sale topper was a full brother to Little Brown Jug runner-up Western Terro, who brought a bid of $200,000 from trainer Ross Croghan. The second highest ...
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Backstretch with Gordon

on 10/07/2004 2:00 AM
I sang a little bit of the rainbow blues this morning as my first stop in the barn area at The Red Mile was to see the sport's top-ranked horse, the 3-year-old filly pacer Rainbow Blue, who was supplemented into Friday's Glen Garnsey Memorial. I saw trainer George Teague yesterday afternoon at the races shortly after he arrived from his home base at Harrington Raceway in Delaware with a horse I ha...
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Upsets mark afternoon

on 10/07/2004 2:00 AM
Freshman colt trotters and filly pacers took the spotlight in the International Stallion Stakes at The Red Mile Thursday (Oct. 7) afternoon with the undefeated streak of world champion Cabrini Hanover coming to an end at the feet of Fast Ruffles in 1:52.3. Other filly winners were Restive Hanover in 1:52.2 and Cheyenne Adrienne in 1:53.1. The colt trots were won by Muscles In Blue in 1:57 and long...
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Backstretch with Gordon

on 10/06/2004 2:00 AM
Sometimes things just pop into your head out of nowhere. While I was driving to The Red Mile this morning I started humming a song I bet I haven't heard in years. It's the jingle that went with the commercials selling Windsong perfume: "Windsong stays on my mind." With Windsong's Legacy just three days away from his try for Triple Crown glory, Windsong has really been on my mind. My first stop ...
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Draw for Ky. Futurity

on 10/06/2004 2:00 AM
Windsong's Legacy drew post 11, which puts him at the rail in the second tier, in the $393,300 Kentucky Futurity, the third and final leg of the trotting Triple Crown. Transylvania division winner Al Dente Hanover will start from post 12, the second position, in the second tier while Cantab Hall drew post six. Post 11 was obviously not trainer Trond Smedshammer's preferred choice for Windsong's...
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Trying something new

on 10/06/2004 2:00 AM
Trainer Ray Schnittker has been trying something a little different to get his 3-year-old trotter Self Obsessed ready for the Kentucky Futurity: he's been riding him in the infield at The Red Mile. After Kim Zito, the wife of Thoroughbred trainer Nick Zito and an owner of Centerfold Hall, drew the post positions for the Kentucky Futurity, Ron Gurfein, the trainer of Cantab Hall, was interviewed...
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Two fillies trot in 1:56.3

on 10/06/2004 2:00 AM
Magenta Hall and Seducer Hall shared the fastest times (1:56.3) as 2-year-old filly trotters raced in four $88,750 divisions of the International Stallion Stakes, sponsored by the Status Stables, at The Red Mile Wednesday (Oct. 5) afternoon. Other winners were Possessed Bydreams in 1:57 and Solveig in 1:57.1. Magenta Hall scored her fifth victory in six starts easily. Taking the lead just past ...
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Backstretch with Gordon

on 10/05/2004 2:00 AM
Boy, has it been busy around here these past few days. Trouble is, it's just not work that is keeping me hopping, nor even just the races. It's trying to keep up with the social life that I've discovered goes hand in hand with all the action during these two weeks of Grand Circuit racing and yearling sales. Let's start off with last Friday night, which began with the formal induction ceremonies...
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Average drops at Ky. sale

on 10/05/2004 2:00 AM
A full brother to the top 2-year-old colt trotter Ken Warkentin was the sale topper at the Kentucky Standardbred Sales Company yearling auction at Fasig-Tipton with a price of $290,000, but despite the high-priced seller the overall average price for the three-day session resulted in a drop of 6.95 percent from 2003. The sale offered 459 yearlings, which brought a gross total of $12,612,700, ge...
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Wohlgetan Fraulein

on 10/05/2004 2:00 AM
In one short month Fraulein Bluestone has gone from being the 3-year-old maiden filly trotter who defeated the highly regarded colt Cash Hall in a qualifier at The Red Mile to a bona fide star in the making. After making breaks in four of her first five starts this year in Canada, the daughter of Angus Hall was sent to trainer Steve Elliott by owner David Scharf and she has flourished at The Re...
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