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Freshmen meet at Ind Downs

on 08/19/2004 2:00 AM
Freshman filly trotters and pacers will converge on Indiana Downs August 20 and 21 to compete in the Kentucky Standardbred Sales Company stakes. Four divisions of 2-year-old trotters have been carded for Friday, while three divisions of pacers will go to post Saturday evening. Blur and Southwind Catlin headline the group of 30 trotters competing in splits that will go for $73,000 and $74,250. B...
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NJ online betting near

on 08/19/2004 2:00 AM
The Daily Racing Form is reporting today that online wagering in New Jersey should be available by October 15. Beside being able to place a bet via computer, bettors will be able to watch the races on streaming video. Also, the possibility exists that voice-activated telephone wagering will also be launched at the same time. A call center will be constructed at the Meadowlands and phone bets wi...
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Tough choice for Pierce

on 08/19/2004 2:00 AM
With the $728,000(C) Fan Hanover Stakes at Woodbine and the $391,200 Yonkers Trot at Hawthorne both being held Saturday night, August 28, drivers may have to make a choice between mounts. That’s the case for Ron Pierce, who drives the Fan Hanover-eligible filly Rainbow Blue and the Yonkers Trot hopeful Tom Ridge. Complicating matters for Pierce is that elims for the Canadian P...
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Donon supp to Yonkers Trot

on 08/19/2004 2:00 AM
Trainer Bob Stewart originally planned to skip the upcoming Yonkers Trot with Eilean Donon and instead head to Du Quoin for the World Trotting Derby over Labor Day weekend. But when the $391,200 Yonkers Trot, which had elims scheduled for Saturday night at Hawthorne Race Course, appeared to be lacking entries, Stewart had a change of plansâ€"at a cost of $30,000. “The ra...
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No Canadian filly rematch

on 08/19/2004 2:00 AM
Artbitration has been scratched from Saturday night's Fan Hanover elims, so there won't be a rematch on Canadian soil between that filly and Kikikatie. Last year the two filly pacers engaged in one of the most memorable duels of the season in the final of the She's A Great Lady. The two fillies had drawn in the same elimination for Saturday night's Fan Hanover. Trainer Norm Parker entered Artbi...
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Belcher suspended 1 year

on 08/19/2004 2:00 AM
Northfield Park-based Bob Belcher, who leads the 2004 North America trainers' standings with 285 victories, has been handed a one-year suspension and $1,000 fine by the Ohio State Racing Commission for a morphine positive on a horse at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds in 2001. The suspension and fine come as a settlement after a three-year battle that landed in court. Belcher's horse, Hat's Off T...
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Perdition wins frosh pace

on 08/19/2004 2:00 AM
Perdition, driven to perfection by Ryan Anderson, rallied off her cover in the lane, swept past the previously undefeated Chevie Cash and captured the Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers at Springfield Thursday (Aug. 19) afternoon in 1:55 over a track dampened by rain. Rain began to fall during the 2-year-old colt and gelding trot, the 13th of 15 races on the ...
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Arden Downs winner sold

on 08/18/2004 2:00 AM
Runover Feeling, who lowered Western Shooter's stakes record when he won the Arden Downs in 1:52 at The Meadows last Saturday afternoon, has been sold by owners Patrick Leavitt, Craig Rancourt and Roland Mallar. The price is reportedly in the $200,000 range and the new owners are clients of trainer Kelly O'Donnell. Runover Feeling is undefeated in four career starts. He was the cheapest West...
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So Artsi races Friday

on 08/18/2004 2:00 AM
Last year's Sweetheart Pace winner So Artsi will make her first pari-mutuel start of the season Friday night at Indiana Downs. She'll be competing in a non-winners of two conditioned pace. The filly was eligible to the Fan Hanover, but her owners elected to take it slow with her comeback from an injury. "We knew she might not be ready for the Fan Hanover," said co-owner Lou Domiano of Sampson S...
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Fox field set

on 08/18/2004 2:00 AM
Two divisions of 2-year-old pacing colts will compete in the Fox Stakes Saturday afternoon at the Indiana State Fair. Each division will carry a purse of $50,941. From the rail out, the field in the first division is Chesapeake Royal, AB Spur, Noble Jetta, Can U Hear Me, Up Front Jerry and With Anticipation. The second division, from the rail out, includes Up Front Biggin, Dr. Zip, Lexington Le...
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Bunny Lake to race at home

on 08/18/2004 2:00 AM
Bunny Lake, the 2001 Horse of the Year and one of the best mare pacers this season, will compete in the 10th race at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway this Saturday night in a $15,000 Open Pace. Owned by Wendy and Skip Spring (W. Springtime Racing Stable) from Johnstown, N.Y. and John Stark Jr. of Wilton, N.Y., Bunny Lake started her career at Saratoga Raceway and is stabled in the spa backstretch. ...
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Only 7 entered in trot jewel

on 08/18/2004 2:00 AM
Hambletonian winner Windsong's Legacy will face only six rivals in this year's Yonkers Trot, the second leg of the Trotting Triple Crown that will be held at Hawthorne Race Course in Chicago. With only seven 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters were entered, no eliminations are needed for the $391,200 final scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 28. Here are the entries for this year's Yonkers Trot: Ame...
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Two Cleve. Classic splits

on 08/18/2004 2:00 AM
Adios elim winner Basil Hanover has been installed the 5-2 morning line choice in the second of two $94,500 Cleveland Classic divisions at Northfield Park Saturday night. Up Front Brad, fresh off an Open victory at The Meadows last week, is the 2-1 favorite in the opening Cleveland Classic split. Basil Hanover, trained by Dan Altmeyer and driven by Mike Wilder, won his Adios elim in 1:50.3 befo...
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Quik Pulse a Confed supp

on 08/18/2004 2:00 AM
Driver Tony Morgan told The Horseman following Quik Pulse Mindale's August 7 win in the $100,000 Motor City Pace at Hazel Park that plans called for the 3-year-old colt to make his next start in the $600,000(C) Confederation Cup at Flamboro Downs, the first time he would travel over a half-mile track in a race. It will cost owner Lloyd Arnold $25,000 to find out just how good his colt will take to...
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Powerful Emotion scores

on 08/18/2004 2:00 AM
Powerful Emotion, making only his second start of the year, captured the Review Stakes Alexander Memorial for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters in 1:54.2 Wednesday (Aug. 18) afternoon, the final day of Grand Circuit racing at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. Mike Lachance drove the Self Possessed colt to the victory, but not before holding off a furious rally in the home stretch by Ch...
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Jim Gallagher named

on 08/17/2004 2:00 AM
After a seven-month search, the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority named its first executive director Monday, Aug. 16. Gov. Ernie Fletcher appointed former New York Racing Authority (NYRA) executive James "Jim" Gallagher to the post. Gallagher is a 27-year racing industry veteran. He most recently worked as NYRA's vice president of regulatory compliance and vice president of pari-mutuel operations...
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Dubois has another winner

on 08/17/2004 2:00 AM
The Vincennes track in Paris, France, is famous for its prestigious winter meeting from November to March, with the Prix d'Amerique taking place in January, but its summer meet has also become quite lucrative and classy. Also, purses for races for 2 year olds have been boosted by about 15 percent, with the minimum now about $28,000. Total purses at the track have increased by about 6 percent. T...
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Invitro to face Blue

on 08/17/2004 2:00 AM
Earlier this week Paul MacDonell told The Horseman he was looking forward to driving Ontario Sire Stakes champion Invitro in the Fan Hanover and a possible match-up against standouts Rainbow Blue and Kikikatie. MacDonell won’t have to wait long as Invitro, who is riding a seven-race win streak, drew in against Rainbow Blue in the first of three Fan Hanover elims at Woodbine Racetr...
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Magenta Hall in 1:55.2

on 08/17/2004 2:00 AM
Magenta Hall, making her first official lifetime start, surged into the lead in deep stretch and captured the Review Stakes 2-year-old filly trot in a stakes and national season’s record of 1:55.2 Tuesday evening at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. Her time was just one-fifth of a second off the world record set by CR Kay Suzie in 1994. Mike Lachance was in the bike as t...
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New trotting winners

on 08/16/2004 2:00 AM
Armbro Barrister and Enflammatory were new faces in the winner's circle for a big trotting race as the Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial Trot returned to the Syracuse Mile at the New York State Fairgrounds Sunday, Aug. 15. Enflammatory, the betting favorite, trotted to a 1:54.1 victory. Driven by Brian Sears, the colt by Enjoy Lavec came first-over and drew off in the stretch, winning by 2 3/4 length...
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