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Freshman fillies featured

on 06/29/2004 2:00 AM
Hello Rita came first-over at the three-quarters for driver Bryan Weaver and won a stretch duel with CSI Mrs Lavec to win a $20,000 division of the Ohio Sire Stakes 2-year-old filly trot at Northfield Park Monday night (June 28) in 2:05.3. It was the second stakes win in as many starts after the daughter of Big Victory won an Ohio Fair Stakes at Circleville. There were four Ohio Sire Stakes div...
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OnSS elims at Woodbine

on 06/29/2004 2:00 AM
Three Ontario Sire Stakes Gold eliminations at Woodbine Monday night produced the three fastest freshman colt pacers of the season and all were making their first lifetime starts. In the first elimination, Banner Yankee, a Grinfromeartoear ridgling with Jody Jamieson driving, grabbed the lead early in the stretch and pulled away to a three-length victory over Moonstrosity in 1:54.1. In the seco...
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Drivers to endorse SSG

on 06/29/2004 2:00 AM
According to the U.S. Trotting Association, five top harness racing drivers in North America have signed exclusive sponsorship endorsement agreements with SSG, a worldwide manufacturer and marketer of equestrian riding gloves, located in Buffalo, N.Y. and Toronto, Canada. The SSG logo will be highly visible on the driving colors of John Campbell, Chris Christoforou, Luc Oullette, Dave Palone, a...
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Study results a dead heat

on 06/28/2004 2:00 AM
The Indiana Department of Gaming Research has concluded its research regarding the impact of Kentucky Thoroughbred simulcast signals on both Indiana and the Bluegrass state. While Indiana would gain revenue, Kentucky would lose. The economic analysis, requested by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) earlier this year, will be presented to commissioners July 1. The need for the study c...
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Tetrick wins 1,000th

on 06/28/2004 2:00 AM
Tim Tetrick nailed down his 1,000th career victory Sunday night (June 27) at Balmoral Park, driving Odds On Dion for trainer Robin Schadt. Odds On Dion turned in a career best clocking of 1:51.4 as well. Tetrick, a 22-year-old native of Geff, Ill., came onto the Chicago scene in 2001 and has driven the winners of over $7.8 million to date. In 2001 he scored 194 victories and $1.3 million in ear...
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Gregory Wins Three NYSS

on 06/28/2004 2:00 AM
Three-year-old pacing colts made their way to Monticello Raceway on Monday afternoon (June 28) for their first round of New York Sire Stakes action. Raining Again (On The Road Again), who was undefeated heading into the day, easily scored in the first division, pacing to a 1:57.2 win for driver Howard Okusko Jr. The second division resulted in a dead heat between Annivesary Guy (Wallstreet ...
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Fastest in stakes history

on 06/27/2004 2:00 AM
Maltese Artist paced the fastest mile in New Jersey Sire Stakes history Saturday night (June 26) at the Meadowlands, winning the $150,000 final for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers in 1:49.2. Driven by Pat Lachance, Maltese Artist followed the cover of entrymate JK Royalflush (David Miller) before edging that one by a head. Timesareachanging (Yannick Gingras) was third. A son of Artiscape,...
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Shark bites in return

on 06/27/2004 2:00 AM
Making his first start since capturing the Molson Gold Cup over Memorial Day weekend, Four Starzzz Shark won Saturday night's (June 26) $40,000 Open Pace at the Meadowlands. Driven by Mike Lachance, Four Starzzz Shark drew clear to a three-quarter length victory over Mini Me (David Miller) in 1:49.2. Life Source (Cat Manzi) was a length back in third. The top-ranked horse in North America, t...
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Big miles in Am-Nat elims

on 06/27/2004 2:00 AM
Quik Pulse Mindale and Georgia Pacific won their respective $29,500 American-National eliminations in impressive fashion at Balmoral Park Saturday night (June 26). Quik Pulse Mindale won the first split for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers in 1:51 and then the following race Georgia Pacific came up a 1:49.4 winner. Driven by Tony Morgan, Quik Pulse Mindale got away eighth early and was still ...
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Durgin fastest in PASS

on 06/27/2004 2:00 AM
Durgin Hanover trotted to a 1:55.1 victory Saturday night (June 26) at The Downs at Pocono in capturing the fastest of five $23,000-plus Pennsyvlania Sire Stakes divisions for 3-year-old colts and geldings. Trained and driven by Rod Bolon, Durgin Hanover received a three-hole trip before getting up for the victory, his first of the year in five starts and a career best. The son of Lindy Lane is...
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Last Call in NYSS splits

on 06/27/2004 2:00 AM
Jeff Gregory drove three of six 3-year-old colt and gelding trotter New York Sire Stakes winners at Buffalo Raceway Saturday night (June 26) but speed honors of the $21,802 contests went to the Ray Schnittker-trained and driven Last Call At Dem's (Sir Taurus)who won in 2:00.4. An early non-wagering division went to Bakery Boy (Flak Bait) in 2:04.3 for driver Scott Mongeon and trainer John Monge...
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Coventry fastest in OSS

on 06/27/2004 2:00 AM
Coventry won the fastest of two Ontario Sire Stakes Gold eliminations for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters at Woodbine Saturday night (June 26), scoring in 1:56.2. Driven by D.R. Ackerman, Coventry held off a game In Conchnito to take home the winner's share of the $50,584(C) purse. A son of Mr. Lavec, Coventry won the William Connors Memorial Trot last month at Hazel Park, with this victor...
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Championship to Rainbow

on 06/26/2004 2:00 AM
Heavy showers couldn't derail Rainbow Blue from her 12th straight career victory and eighth consecutive of 2004. the Artiscape filly captured the $150,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Championship for 3-year-old filly pacers Friday night at the Meadowlands. As usual, Ron Pierce was in the sulky for the 1:51.4 mile on a track rated sloppy but certainly firm. Pierce moved Rainbow Blue to the lead befo...
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Two Titan elims

on 06/26/2004 2:00 AM
Fool’s Goal, a two-time Titan Cup winner, qualified for thi syear's $200,000 final for the fourth straight year. He won his elim in 1:55 Friday night. Pinetucky took the other elim. Jack Moiseyev drove Fool's Goal for trianer Jim Doherty. Now 9 yers old and a $2.7 million earner, Fool's Goal won the Titan Cup in both 2001 and 2002. Last year he finished second by two lengths t...
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NYSS at Buffalo

on 06/26/2004 2:00 AM
New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old filly trotters were contested at Buffalo Raceway Friday night and Becca J was the star of the show once again. The daughter of Sir Taurus overcame starting from post eight and won by 5 1/4 lengths in 2:01.4. Becca J was last year's NYSS champion for her division. She finished the season with six wins in nine starts and $151,171 in earnings for owner Ken Jacob...
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2YOs pace 1:55 miles

on 06/26/2004 2:00 AM
Two 2-year-old pacers turned in miles in 1:55 and change at the Meadowlands Saturday morning. He's Determined paced in 1:55.1 while Perfect Western scored in 1:55.3. He's Determined, a son of Western Hanover out of Cheers Lauxmont, who is also the dam of Red Bow Tie, was driven by David Miller. Miller also handled Perfect Western, a son of Western Hanover out of Tyber Song, for trainer Ed Lohme...
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Warkentin second best

on 06/26/2004 2:00 AM
Ken Warkentin, an announcer at the Meadowlands, is now the namesake of a 2-year-old trotting colt by Yankee Glide. Ken Warkentin--the horse--missed a big victory at the Big M Saturday morning when he was edged by a head at the wire in a baby race. The race was won by Uni-Optic Man, a son of Malabar Man, in 2:00.3. Ken Warkentin was just a head back in second.
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Ind. qualies a bit slow

on 06/26/2004 2:00 AM
Horsemen had their first opportunity to test the Indiana Downs surface Saturday, June 26 as the Shelbyville track played host to 12 qualifying races. Six days earlier Thoroughbreds raced over the one-mile oval, and several drivers and trainers noted that the track was deep and loose. Times reinforced those assertions, as the judges gave a four-second allowance. Charlie Conrad and Big Boy Josh w...
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Shark ready to attack

on 06/25/2004 2:00 AM
Four Starzzz Shark is all rested and ready for a big summer of competition. He won a qualifier at the Meadowlands last Saturday (June 19) in 1:51.1 with a last quarter in :25.4 and will make his next start tomorrow night (June 26) at the Meadowlands from the rail in the $40,000 Open Pace. "We were very happy and he was well within himself," trainer Dave Sabatelli told The Horseman of the qualif...
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Mighty M to twist & shout

on 06/25/2004 2:00 AM
The final countdown to the opening of the video gaming machine parlor at Mighty M Gaming at Monticello Raceway has begun, with the clock now at approximately 100 hours and counting. Renovated at a cost of $27 million, the Mighty M will turn the switch on its 1,743 video gaming machines at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 30. A special ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 9:45 a.m., with the machines...
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