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Boulder Creek scores

on 05/29/2004 2:00 AM
Boulder Creek won a $100,000 Invitational Saturday night at Hoosier Park, clocking in at 1:50. With Brett Miller driving, Boulder Creek took the lead before the half and went on to hold off the late rally of Eaton Road Kill. Boulder Creek had won an overnight the previous week at the meadowlands after finishing third in the Graduate final.
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Classics at Mohawk

on 05/29/2004 2:00 AM
Classic Series action at Mohawk Racetrack Saturday night had some expected and unexpected developments. Among the unexpected was a break by Bunny Lake, who finished last in the Classic Distaff Pace race won by Eternal Camnation. Eternal Camnation won by 1 1/4 lengths in 1:51 over Carolina Sunshine and Always Cam. Bunny Lake, who was driven by her trainer, John Stark Jr., broke stride while raci...
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Brandon's Cowboy wins

on 05/29/2004 2:00 AM
Brandon's Cowboy, who was ko'd of the Provincial Cup final when he failed to advance from the eliminations, won in 1:51.1 Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Luc Ouellette drove Brandon's Cowboy for trianer Mark Ford, who is getting the Berry's Creek Pace winner ready for the June 19 North America Cup at Woodbine.
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Rich filly still winless

on 05/28/2004 2:00 AM
Although she did not win a race last year at two, Economic Clout still finished her juvenile season as the eighth richest of her division with $226,756 in earnings for owner Perretti Farms. She did have three seconds and fourth thirds in her 11 starts, including runnerup outings in the $588,363 Three Diamonds final, a $135,500 International Stallion Stakes division, and an $81,916 Harvest division...
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Elitlopp fever hits Sweden

on 05/28/2004 2:00 AM
It's Elitlopp weekend in Sweden! So who's going to win this year's top sprint in Europe? Lars Palm, The Horseman's European correspondent, says everyone thinks they have a shot this year. "Everybody thinks they can win the race," said Palm. "But there could be two factors which influence the outcome. First, Revenue has drawn the rail in his elimination and his driver, Lufti Kolgjini, never give...
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Photog Thors back in sulky

on 05/28/2004 2:00 AM
Well-known harness racing photographer Monica Thors drove in her first race in 10 years Thursday afternoon at Freehold Raceway and finished fourth with a 6-year-old trotting mare named Missy Anne. "I took on two horses that nobody else wanted," said Thors of her stable. "This horse has really come along. Next week I'll drive her better. I'll know where I'm going; I'm going to the front! She's t...
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Batavia cancels 2004 meet

on 05/28/2004 2:00 AM
Western Regional Off-Track Betting announced Thursday that the 2004 meet at Batavia Downs, scheduled to begin Aug. 4, has been canceled. Western OTB reopened Batavia two years ago but despite good crowds sufficient revenue was not generated to support the cost of operation. As such, financing for the addition of video gaming machines planned for late this summer was unable to be secured. In it'...
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Mighty M VGMs on target

on 05/28/2004 2:00 AM
Approximately half of the 1,743 video gaming machines that will be installed at Mighty M Gaming at Monticello Raceway have arrived at the New York track. The parlor is scheduled to open Wednesday, June 30. “We want all of our guests to be able to play at their level of comfort, so we are installing a wide range of machines,” said track publicity director John Manzi, noting demonatio...
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No petition drive in Ohio

on 05/28/2004 2:00 AM
When voting in the Ohio House of Representatives fell three votes short early Thursday morning of passing a proposal that would have put the issue of slot machines at the state's racetracks on the November ballot, a possibility still existed that a petition drive would serve the same purpose. However, on Thursday the racetracks announced they would not proceed with the petition possibility. "We...
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Fox Valley Flan romps

on 05/28/2004 2:00 AM
Fox Valley Flan raced like a 2-5 favorite should and won the $51,110 Violet Stakes final for 3-year-old filly trotters at Balmoral Park Thursday night (May 27) by 9 ¼ lengths in a career-best 1:56. With Andy Miller driving, Fox Valley Flan came from 17 lengths back of the leader at the quarter before circling the field and drawing clear to the victory. Last year’s 2-Year-Old Trotting F...
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Bred to be a Town Champion

on 05/28/2004 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old colt pacer Town Champion is bred to be a champion and on Thursday night (May 27) at the Meadowlands he posted a career-best 1:51.4 victory in a $10,000 conditioned event. Town Champion is a son of The Panderosa-Town Sweetheart, she being a daughter out of the 1981 Sweetheart Pace winner Savilla Lobell. Owned by Larry Lefkowitz and Milton Cahn and trained by Jamie Columbia of the ...
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Tornado hits Lexington

on 05/28/2004 2:00 AM
A major storm that roared through Lexington, Ky., Thursday night (May 27) did heavy damage to parts of the city, including the area near the Fasig-Tipton Sales Arena that is the site of the Kentucky Standardbred fall yearling sale. An unconfirmed tornado struck the new Masterson Station subdivision on the north side of town and funnel clouds were spotted in other parts. The Waffle House restau...
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He's the boss in 1:52.1

on 05/28/2004 2:00 AM
Don Boss Vita, a 5-year-old trotting stallion by Donerail, turned in another 1:52 and change mile at the Meadowlands, this time winning Friday night in 1:52.1. The previous week he scored in 1:52.4. Don Boss Vita is trained by Kevin Lare and has now been driven to three straight Big M victories by Ron Pierce. The horse has won seven of 16 starts this year and bumped his 2004 earnings over the $...
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Taylor Lynne wins Gold

on 05/28/2004 2:00 AM
Taylor Lynne, a 3-year-old filly by Fit For Life who earned $358,200 last year, captured the $130,000(C) Ontario Sire Stakes Gold final Friday night at Western Fair Raceway in London, Ont. Taylor Lynne enjoyed a two-hole trip behind A And Gs Rockette, then rolled to a 1 1/4-length victory in the homestretch. The time of the mile was 1:56.3. Rafaella Seelster finished third while Serious Comfort...
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Champion ready for Classic

on 05/27/2004 2:00 AM
Ontario Sire Stakes standout Burning Point is the sport's newest millionaire, having gone past the milestone mark with her victory in an Open Pace at Mohawk Racetrack last Friday night (May 21). Burning Point was a 22-time winner in 29 starts last year at three, but it wasn't until she closed out her stellar campaign with victories in the Breeders Crown and Matron Stakes that she firmly catapul...
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Loyal Opposition sets mark

on 05/27/2004 2:00 AM
Loyal Opposition paced to a new track record at Maywood Park on Wednesday night (May 26) for driver Andy Miller, stopping the timer in 1:52.1, a track record for 4-year-old pacing mares at the half-mile oval. It eclipses the old record co-held by Apple of My Eye and Giggles the Clown of 1:52.3. "This mare likes to have a challenge on the outside of her, and she enjoys it when she's being chased...
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KEEP meeting a success

on 05/27/2004 2:00 AM
The first town hall meeting of the Kentucky Equine Education Project Wednesday (May 26) was a rousing success, with more than 600 members of the horse industry on hand at the Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington. The Standardbred industry was well represented as KEEP officials discussed goals for 2004. KEEP was formed in early May and is in the process of forming a board of directors and hiring a...
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Ohio slots defeated

on 05/27/2004 2:00 AM
Racetracks in Ohio were dealt a blow in the wee hours of Thursday morning (May 27) when a vote to allow the issue of placing slot machines at those sites before voters in November fell three votes short of passage in the House of Representatives. The 57-40 vote was completed at 1:16 a.m. after a 90-minute debate on the issue. Ironically, Rep. Bill Seitz, who had introduced the proposal, nearly ...
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Charms Shark in 1:50.4

on 05/27/2004 2:00 AM
Honors for posting the swiftest mile Wednesday (May 26) go to the 3-year-old pacing colt Charms Shark, who scored in a $10,000 non-winners of two event at the Meadowlands in 1:50.4. Unraced at two, the son of Cam's Card Shark-Breathless Charm has now won twice in eight starts in 2004, including his career-best effort on Wednesday. In his previous attempt he finished fourth behind Modern Art in ...
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Lightning strikes at 107-1

on 05/27/2004 2:00 AM
Patrons at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway probably weren't sure if they were betting the races or playing the slots Wednesday night (May 26) when the evening's first harness race was in the books. Bettors of Alpine Lightning must have thought they lined up three sevens on a slot machine when the 3-year-old trotter won and lit up the board at odds of 107-1, returning a hefty $216 for a $2 win bet. ...
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