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12 wins for

on 09/18/2004 2:00 AM
Fox Valley Flan is one of the stars in Illinois. The 3-year-old filly trotter captured her Illinois Super Night stakes, the Lady Ann Reed, with an authoritative 1:55 victory Saturday night at Balmoral Park. Customize was crowned champion in the 3-year-old male trotting division as he won the $108,000 Su Mac Lad in 1:56.2. In the 3-year-old pacing filly division, Undeniably You turned in a su...
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Filly action at Mohawk

on 09/17/2004 2:00 AM
Invitro toyed with the field in her pacing split and Peaceful Way equaled one of Mohawk’s fresh track records in a trotting division Thursday night during $25,000 SBOA eliminations for 3-year-old fillies of both gaits. Going third to first in the second panel for driver Chris Christoforou, Peaceful Way set the rest of the fractions in the first division, stopping the clock in a track-reco...
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Two elims for Jugette

on 09/17/2004 2:00 AM
Fourteen 3-year-old pacing fillies have been entered into the $293,328 Jugette to be raced Wednesday, Sept. 22, at the Delaware, Ohio, County Fairgrounds. So Artsi, who finished third behind Rainbow Blue and Kikikatie in the Nadia Lobell final, and Apple Krisp, the fastest filly entered in the Jugette, have been chosen the morning-line favorites in their respective divisions. First Eliminat...
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Rain wipens out card

on 09/17/2004 2:00 AM
Up to four inches of rain fell in the western Pennsylvania area Friday morning and afternoon, flooding roads and causing The Meadows to cancel its afternoon racing program. Heavy rain was also falling just prior to post time, adding to the reasons for the cancellation.
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Invincible Dream wins KYSS

on 09/17/2004 2:00 AM
Invincible Dream, trained by Jimmy Takter and driven by Ron Pierce, captured the $75,000 Kentucky Sire Stakes final for 3-year-old filly trotters at The Red Mile Friday night. The winning time was 1:56. Several fillies battled for the lead in the race, including Wish For and Three Little Words, but Invincible Dream prevailed at the wire.
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L Dees Val scores

on 09/17/2004 2:00 AM
L Dees Val, a 3-year-old pacing filly by Dream Away, wired the field in the $40,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes at Freehold Raceway Friday afternoon. With John Campbell in the sulky, the filly earned her fourth victory of the season in six starts.
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Dudes not leaving town

on 09/16/2004 2:00 AM
The Calgary Sun has reported the connections of western Canada-based 3-year-old colt pacer Dudes Leaving Town have decided against shipping the horse to Ohio for the Little Brown Jug. Trainer Liz Hennessey had enlisted driver Luc Ouellette to drive Dudes Leaving Town in a conditioned event at Stampede Park last Sunday and after he won in 1:54.3, Ouellette reportedly told the trainer to "protect hi...
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Charlottetown to get VLTs

on 09/16/2004 2:00 AM
The Hillsborough Trotting Association of Prince Edward Island has voted to approve a plan to put 225 video lottery terminals at the Charlottetown Driving Park (CDP), according to a report from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The association is the majority shareholder in the park. In a vote Tuesday night (Sept. 14) by the shareholders, 123 of the 153 ballots cast were in favor of handing...
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Friel withdraws in PA

on 09/16/2004 2:00 AM
Frank Friel has asked that his nomination to head the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board be withdrawn, according to an Associated Press story. The Board will oversee the operation of slot machine gambling in the state, which was made legal by legislation passed in July. In a news conference Wednesday (Sept. 15) with Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, Friel, a former Philadelphia police officer, said ...
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Casinos extend bids

on 09/16/2004 2:00 AM
Isle Of Capri Casinos Inc. and Midwest Gaming and Entertainment LLC, two casino companies seeking the 10th and final Illinois riverboat license, extended their bids Wednesday (Sept. 15) for the unused license. According to an Associated Press report, a third company which originally sought the license, Harrah’s Entertainment Inc., did not extend its bid. All three original bids were to expir...
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World of the wacky

on 09/16/2004 2:00 AM
An inventor from London, England, has patented a new way to view horse racing and has asked the Invention Submission Corporation to help him sell his idea for a “Rcing Observation Pod.” According to a release from ISC, the Pod would consist of a monorail track and cars with a remote power and control system. The capsule-shaped cars would be equipped with rows of passenger seating fa...
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My Lady Pace on Sunday

on 09/16/2004 2:00 AM
A short but quality group of pacing mares will battle in Sunday's $23,100 My Lady Pace, the opening day feature at the Delaware County Fair. Heading the list of five mares is $715,359 lifetime winner Cinder Best and 2004 Ohio Scarlet & Gray champion CC Spice. Rounding out the field is Siren (1:52.1, 103,964); Nells Bells (1:54.1, $140,346); and Sheer Sahbra (1:55.3, $64,487). This year the...
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Filly stakes at Mohawk

on 09/15/2004 2:00 AM
A pair of Champlain divisional winners kept right on rolling Tuesday night at Mohawk Racetrack as a pair of $25,000 eliminations to narrow the field for the Oakville final were captured by Strong Tea in 1:58.4 and Solveig in 1:57.3. After a first-over move in the second quarter, Strong Tea cleared after the half and trotted to a 4¾-length victory. Driver Trevor Ritchie tipped Strong Te...
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Final Four to alternate

on 09/15/2004 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands Racetrack and the Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) have announced that they will alternate holding the Fall Final Four stakes for 2 year olds. The four stakes--the Governor's Cup for pacers, the Three Diamonds for pacing fillies, the Valley Victory for trotting colts and geldings and the Goldsmith Maid for trotting fillies--were originally contested at Garden State Park until...
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Case pleads guilty

on 09/14/2004 2:00 AM
Walter Case Jr. pleaded guilty to felonious assault in an Ohio court Monday, a charge that could result in up to eight years in prison. The charge stemmed from an incident June 22 where police say he kicked, punched and stabbed his wife Nadine, who serves as the outrider at Northfield Park. Last Friday, Case was sentenced to one year in jail as reinstatement of suspended sentences from earlier ...
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Late '05 for Yonkers VGMs

on 09/14/2004 2:00 AM
Published reports state Yonkers Raceway Tim Rooney has pushed the opening of the track's $115 million video gaming casino to late 2005 at the earliest. The track is still undergoing studies on environmental impacts. In addition, a state appeal's court ruled in July the law allowing the machines at the state's tracks is unconstitutional because of the way the monies are divided.
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Apple Krisp passes test

on 09/14/2004 2:00 AM
Apple Krisp passed her test Tuesday (Sept. 14) morning in a qualifier at The Red Mile. She finished second to Mambo Hall in a 1:52.3 mile and will be heading to Delaware, Ohio, for the Jugette, a week from tomorrow. Trainer Don Swick qualified the Life Sign filly to “find out if we’re going to go,� he said. “She was sick when we ra...
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Tom Ridge skips big race

on 09/14/2004 2:00 AM
Windsong's Legacy, Cantab Hall and Eilean Donon have been entered in the $1 million Canadian Trotting Classic, but not Tom Ridge because the world record holder is not 100 percent healthy. Trainer Jimmy Takter said the colt coughed a little during a training mile at The Red Mile Saturday morning, Sept. 11, and he had a veterinarian draw blood. "His blood work was not 100 percent. His white coun...
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Blissed Out sold again

on 09/14/2004 2:00 AM
Trainer Rich Banca has told Standardbred Canada he has sold the 3-year-old colt pacer Blissed Out, who set a Mohawk track record with a 1:48.4 victory in a Simcoe division Saturday night to Tony Chiaravalle for $250,000. Banca had purchased the son of Blissfull Hall the week prior from Bob Burgess and his daughter-in-law Karin, for $75,000, with the Simcoe being the colt's only start under his car...
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Metropolitan wins race

on 09/14/2004 2:00 AM
Metropolitan and driver John Campbell made sure there will be no pacing Triple Crown winner this year. They won the $340,950 Messenger, the second leg of pacing's Triple Crown, at Harrington Raceway Tuesday night with a 1:52.2 effort. Campbell and Metropolitan took control of the race just past the start and carved out fractions of :27.4, :57 and 1:24.4 before holding off Timesareachanging at t...
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