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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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Takter purchase wins

on 09/24/2004 2:00 AM
Ron Pierce moved Cisco Hall to the lead past the halfway mark and led the rest of the way to win Friday night's $85,000 Kentucky Sire Stakes final for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters at The Red Mile in 1:58. Armbro Columbus and Ray Schnittker took the early lead from post eight but relinquished the top spot to Garth Vader and D.R. Ackerman past the opening :29 quarter. Pierce then rushed C...
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Peace Corps colt wins

on 09/24/2004 2:00 AM
On The Sonny Side, a 3-year-old son of Self Possessed out of the great mare Peace Corps, broke his maiden in a $2,400 conditioned trot at The Red Mile Friday night. With Mike Lachance driving, On The Sonny Side led for virtually the entire way to win in 1:58.4, his first victory in five career attempts. Unraced at two, the $25,000 yearling purchase of Lindy Racing Stable, Jay Novak, Rex King an...
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Katie, Amigo Hall qualify

on 09/24/2004 2:00 AM
Defending freshman pacing filly champion Kikikatie and 2003 Hambletonian winner Amigo Hall both win their respective qualifiers at The Red MIle Friday morning, Sept. 24. With Dale Hiteman driving, Kikikatie moved to the lead past the quarter and led the rest of the way to cross the wire in 1:53.3, pacing a back half in :55.4. Amigo Hall and driver Mike Lachance opened up a 12-length lead turnin...
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Old Oaken Bucket winners

on 09/23/2004 2:00 AM
Make it Hot trotted to a national season's best for 3-year-old colt trotters on a half-mile track in winning the second of two $62,410 Old Oaken Bucket divisions at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds Thursday afternoon. Coventry won the opening Oak Oaken Bucket split in 1:58.4 on a cloudless day with temperatures in the low 80s. Luc Ouellette sent Make It Hot to the lead right away, a task made eas...
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World record in Jug elim

on 09/23/2004 2:00 AM
Western Terror paced to a world-record first-heat 1:51 victory in the first of three Little Brown Jug eliminations at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds Thursday afternoon. Timesareachanging and Blissed Out won the second and third elims, respectively, setting up an intriguing showdown in the final. With Brian Sears driving, Western Terror outclosed pacesetting Maltese Artist (John Campbell) down t...
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Timesareachanging scores

on 09/23/2004 2:00 AM
A confident Ron Pierce pulled first-over with Timesareachanging at the :27.1 first quarter and sat quietly through remaining fractions of :55.1 and 1:23.2, then sent his charge home in :28.1 and a 1:51.3 victory in the second and final heat of the Little Brown Jug. Saying he had “never and anxious moment” Pierce scored his third Jug victory as Timesareachanging defeated Western Ter...
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Olympics sets world mark

on 09/22/2004 2:00 AM
Olympics trotted to a new world record for 3-year-old filly trotters on a half-mile track with a 1:54.3 effort in the first of two $60,620 Buckette divisions at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds Wednesday afternoon. Driver John Campbell made a quarter-pole move out of third and moved to the front where Olympics led the rest of the one-mile distance. Godess Of Chaos finished second for David Miller...
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