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Tom Ridge to start at Lex.

on 09/22/2004 2:00 AM
Tom Ridge, who came up sick following his world record 1:50.2 World Trotting Derby victory at Du Quoin, Ill., September 4, has drawn the outside six post in a $12,000 late-closing event at The Red Mile Saturday night. Following his World Trotting Derby start, Tom Ridge was expected to next start in the $1.2 million Canadian Trotting Classic at Mohawk Racetrack. Rumors also began to swirl about ...
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Ill. announces 2004 dates

on 09/22/2004 2:00 AM
The Illinois Racing Board announced the harness and Thoroughbred dates for the year 2005, issued at a meeting which lasted into the evening hours Tuesday. During a precedent-setting meeting the board allocated dates on an overlapping basis for 12 weeks during the summer months. Suburban Downs at Hawthorne Racecourse will race four days per week on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, startin...
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Glowing Report wins Jugette

on 09/22/2004 2:00 AM
Glowing Report captured Wednesday's $293,328 Jugette at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds in straight heats, capturing her elimination in 1:53.3 and then coming back in the second heat to score in 1:53. After winning her elim, Glowing Report was rewarded when she drew the inside one post in the second heat, with 1:52.4 second-elim winner Pantidepressant drawing the two. Driver George Brennan used ...
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Taser Gun wins, gets hurt

on 09/21/2004 2:00 AM
Taser Gun, who won the biggest race of his career--the $125,000 Dan Patch at Balmoral Park Saturday night--suffered a slight mishap on his way back to the barn after the race. The 9-year-old gelding slipped coming off his trailer, cutting his lower right hind leg. Trainer Bob Walker shipped Taser Gun to the University of Illinois, where he was sedated. The wound was cleaned and stitched up, and...
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Ted's Girl ready for Jugette

on 09/21/2004 2:00 AM
Gates and Deborah Brunet are making their first journey to Delaware, Ohio this year with their trainee Ted's Girl. On Sept. 6, Ted's Girl captured a Simcoe division in a career best 1:52.3 at Woodbine. Now she is heading into Wednesday's Jugette as one of the top contenders with morning line odds of 7-2. "I can't believe it," Gates Brunet told The Horseman Monday afternoon, Sept. 20 by cell pho...
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Jugette, Jug post times

on 09/21/2004 2:00 AM
If you have a dish and you are planning to watch racing from the Delaware County Fair Wednesday and Thursday (Sept. 22 & 23), you better get settled early. Post time both days will be 10:30 AM (EDT). With the possibility of raceoffs in both the Jugette on Wednesday and the Little Brown Jug on Thursday, there could be as many as 24 heats both days. But if you can't watch the whole card and you a...
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Indiana sets '05 dates

on 09/21/2004 2:00 AM
Indiana's harness horsemen will race 142 days next year with only a one-week gap between meets at Hoosier Park and Indiana Downs. The Indiana Horse Racing Commission adopted a 2005 racing calendar Monday with very few deviations from the 2004 landscape. Hoosier Park originally requested 60 harness dates beginning March 19 and concluding June 11. Officials revised their request, closing what was...
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Jug Society meets

on 09/21/2004 2:00 AM
The Little Brown Jug Society met Tuesday for its annual meeting and announced future changes in the draw for post positions of the sigtnature race. Starting in 2007, post positions for the second heat of the Little Brown Jug will be drawn by lot by connections of horses advancing to the second heat. Horses that are first heat (elimination)winners will draw among themselves for the right to sele...
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Campbell first at Delaware

on 09/21/2004 2:00 AM
Hall of Famer John Campbell became the winningest driver in Delaware County Fair history with wins number 124 and 125 Tuesday afternoon, surpassing David Miller by one victory. Campbell won number 124 with the 2-year-old trotting filly Intrigue Hall and number 125 with the 2-year-old colt trotter Muscles In Blue. Muscles In Blue won his division of the $60,568 Standardbred in a national seas...
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Centerfold Hall wins KYSS

on 09/20/2004 2:00 AM
The brilliant 2-year-old filly trotter Centerfold Hall ran her lifetime record to seven wins in eight lifetime starts with a 1:57.1 victory in Sunday night's $82,000 Kentucky Sire Stakes final at The Red Mile. Driven by Yannick Gingras, Centerfold Hall was moved to the front after the quarter and never looked back. Seducer Hall and driver Ron Pierce finished 4 1/2 lengths behind in second with ...
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Indiana dates requested

on 09/20/2004 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park and Indiana Downs could offer 2005 race dates that closely mirror their offerings in 2004 if approved by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission. Both racetracks submitted their 2005 proposals earlier this month, each offering little to no variation on this year's schedule. Hoosier Park has requested 120 total dates; 60 Standardbred and 60 Thoroughbred. The harness meet would begin Mar...
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Accident at Delaware

on 09/20/2004 2:00 AM
Two drivers, Jeff Nisonger and Don Pfister, were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware following a four-horse accident in Monday's sixth race at the Delaware, Ohio, County Fair. Pfister has possible leg injuries and Nisonger is being held for observation. The other drivers involved, Dale Edwards and Jim Dailey, walked away with minor injuries. The accident began when Victor Bloom, dri...
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Posts set for CTC

on 09/20/2004 2:00 AM
Post positions were selected and drawn at Mohawk Racetrack Monday night for Saturday's $1.2 million Canadian Trotting Classic. The elim winners Cantab Hall and Al Dente Hanover earned the right to select their posts and Cantab will start from post one while Al Dente will line up right beside him in post two. Here's the complete line-up: 1--Cantab Hall 2--Al Dente Hanover 3--Windsong's Legacy...
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Con Man takes KYSS

on 09/19/2004 2:00 AM
Just a little while after Eilean Donon gave Bob Stewart a few more gray hairs, Con Man gave the trainer something to smile about when he edged TJ's Conway in 1:55.1 in the $75,000 Kentucky Sire Stakes final for 3-year-old colt trotters Saturday night at The Red Mile. Con Man, son of Conway Hall, was leading as the field headed into the homestretch and held off the rally of TJ's Conway, who mad...
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Three 8-horse elims

on 09/18/2004 2:00 AM
There will be three eliminations for Thursday's $571,500 Little Brown Jug, with a total of 24 entered, creating the eight-horse elim fields. The Cane Pace dead-heat winners Timesareachnging and Western Terror. Messenger champ Metropolitan, Meadowlands Pace winner Holborn Hanover and Confederation Cup victor Sparkler are all in the race. First Elim: 1--Finnigan Hanover 2--Captain Silverheels ...
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Muscle in Maple Leaf

on 09/18/2004 2:00 AM
With a savvy drive from Ron Pierce, Mr. Muscleman captured the $861,000(c) Maple Leaf Trot at Mohawk Racetrack Saturday night, coasting to a 1:53.2 conquest of the Swedish star Revenue. Revenue and driver Lutfi Kolgjini took the early lead and once again stole a :30 second quarter. But while Revenue was loafing, Pierce had Mr. Muscleman in high gear and had pulled alongside his foe by the half ...
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Cantab Hall scores

on 09/18/2004 2:00 AM
Cantab Hall turned in a wire-to-wire 1:54.1 effort over Hambletonian and Yonkers Trot champ Windsong's Legacy in an elimination for the Canadian Trotting Classic Saturday night at Mohawk. Al Dente Hanover won the first elim in 1:56. Driver Mike Lachance said Cantab Hall dug in and raced tough to hold off the late rally of Windsong's Legacy, who raced from off the pace. Durgin Hanover held on fo...
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Palone wins 3 PASS finals

on 09/18/2004 2:00 AM
Driver Dave Palone won three Pennsylvania Sire Stakes championships for 2 year olds at the Downs at Pocono Saturday night. He won the 2-year-old filly trot with Coulantine in 1:59.4, The 2-year-old colt pace with Runover Feeling in 1:53.2., and the 2-year-old colt trot with Green Dot in 1:59.2. Play For Real took the 2-year-old filly pace in 1:55.4. Coulantine is daughter of Lindy Lane who is ...
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Isle Of Patmos wires field

on 09/18/2004 2:00 AM
Isle Of Patmos, a colt by Astreos, won the $192,150(c) Nassagawey Stakes at Mohawk Racetrack Saturday night with a wire-to-wire 1:52 effort. Mario Baillargeon drove the colt for trianer Mark Capone. Beretta Hall finished second while Speed Demon was third.
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NYSS finals at Yonkers

on 09/18/2004 2:00 AM
Two youngsters from the first crop of Kentucky Futurity winner Credit Winner captured New York Sire Stakes championships at Yonkers Raceway Saturday night. The Credit Winner champions are the gelding Maximum Return, who scored in 1:58.2, and the filly Twin B Senorita, who trotted to a 2:04 victory. In a slight upset, Belle Reve defeated five-time winner Chapeau in the 2-year-old filly pace, hit...
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