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Happy Together N honored

on 10/27/2003 7:00 PM
Although he settled for third in the Harrington Handicap final, Happy Together N took home another consolation prize Monday night, Oct. 27. The 5-year-old Armbro Operative gelding was named the Harrington Raceway fall horse of the meet by the Mid-Atlantic and Delaware Valley Chapters of the U.S. Harness Writers Association and received his blanket an hour after his race. Happy Together N won...
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Big field for Mangelli

on 10/27/2003 7:00 PM
A lot of horses will be taking a shot at the big money in the 786,500(euro) Orsi Mangelli and the Nazioni Memorial Trot. A total of 46 trotters were still nominated when the final scratches were made Monday (Oct. 27) for the major races of the Nov. 1 card at the San Siro track in Italy. From the rail out, the starters in the Mangelli are as follows: Darsko Gar, Manforallseasons, Dedalo Zac, Mah...
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Grassroots Semis for 3yos

on 10/26/2003 7:00 PM
Flamboro Downs fans were treated to eight outstanding Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Grassroots Semifinals Sunday evening (Oct. 26), highlighted by a speed show from the three-year-old pacing fillies. 3yofp Feathery Fame rolled to her fourth straight Grassroots victory in the first pacing filly division, recording the fastest mile of the eight Semifinals with a wire-to-wire effort in 1:56.2, over ...
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No Pan Intended to Ontario

on 10/26/2003 7:00 PM
No Pan Intended, who became pacing's 10th Triple Crown winner when he won the Messenger Stakes at The Meadows Oct. 18, will be retired following his 2003 season and will not return to the racetrack in 2004, according to owner Bob Glazer. No Pan Intended, who will start in this weekend's Windy City Pace at Maywood Park and is also scheduled to be entered into this year's Breeders Crown at the Me...
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Invitro upsets in elim

on 10/25/2003 8:00 PM
Invitro stepped to the top of the Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) two-year-old pacing filly class on Saturday evening (Oct. 25) with a 1:54.2 score in a $122,242 Gold Series Elimination at Mohawk Racetrack. Doug Brown trains and drives Invitro and gave the Camluck filly a classic come-from-behind steer to score her fourth victory in seven starts. Invitro won by one-and-three-quarter lengths over Sp...
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Angus Hall sons upset

on 10/25/2003 8:00 PM
Saturday's Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Gold Series Eliminations at Western Fair Raceway featured a pair of upsets, as both favourites in the two-year-old trotting colt event were forced to settle for second place. The colts kicked off the London oval's second evening of fall racing and veteran reinsman Lyle MacArthur wasted no time putting Lucky George on the front from Post 4. The Angus Hall -...
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D. Gale handed 1st loss

on 10/25/2003 8:00 PM
Lotto Speed captured the $29,750 Maritime Breeders Championship for two-year-old pacing colts Saturday afternoon (Oct. 25) at Charlottetown Driving Park by handing favorite Dunachton Gale his first loss of the season. Sam Hodgins drove the Lightening Speed colt to a one-and-a-quarter-length victory in 1:59.2 for owner David Bishop of Saint John, NB and breeder Roddy MacLeod of North Wiltshire, PEI...
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Can. $ to be converted daily

on 10/25/2003 8:00 PM
The Executive Committee of the United States Trotting Association met Saturday (Oct. 25) in Columbus, OH and decided, effective Jan. 1, 2004, that money earned in Canadian races will be convered to U.S. funds each day, according to the official daily rate. Currently, the USTA sets the conversion rate on Jan. 1 and only changes the rate if there is a fluxuation in the currency rate of 15 per cen...
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Two-year-olds outstanding

on 10/24/2003 8:00 PM
On Friday evening (Oct. 24) Western Fair Raceway in London, ON opened its fall meet with eight outstanding $30,000 Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Grassroots Semifinals for two-year-old trotters and pacers. 2yoct The trotting colts opened the OSS part of the program and Larry Walker guided Mathers Lavec to a 2:03.1 upset over Eatonmeadow Clyde and Loose Change Louie. Fourth-place finisher Nichols L...
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Windy City elim, draw

on 10/24/2003 8:00 PM
Triple Crown champion No Pan Intended has drawn the five hole for the $335,000 Windy City Pace Final on Friday night (Oct. 31) at Maywood Park. The post position draw was conducted Friday night (Oct. 24) shortly after 1-2 favorite Allamerican Captor and Luc Ouellette led at every call in the lone $25,000 elimination. The pair were never challenged and defeated Western Gambler by two-and-a-quart...
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Peaceful Way again

on 10/24/2003 8:00 PM
Precocious two-year-old trotting filly Peaceful Way effortlessly extended her win streak to seven with a 1:58.2 victory in her Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Gold Series Elimination on Friday (Oct. 24) at Mohawk Racetrack. The talented daughter of Angus Hall - Royal Bait daughter and driver Chris Christoforou defeated Miss Michelle H by one-and-three-quarter lengths in 1:58.2. Carla was third. ...
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Rookie helms racing ministry

on 10/23/2003 8:00 PM
Jim Watson, recently elected to his first term as a Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) has been named the Minister of Consumer and Business Services in Ontario’s new Liberal government. Watson was sworn in on Thursday (Oct. 23). The Ministry of Consumer and Business Services oversees the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC). Watson, the former mayor of Ottawa, left politics in 2000 when ...
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Amigo Hall rolls in Ottawa

on 10/23/2003 8:00 PM
Amigo Hall scored a definitive victory at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday evening (Oct. 23) to capture his first Gold Series Final and bump his lifetime earnings over $800,000. The son of Balanced Image - Alis Cat and regular driver Mike Lachance made short work of the field of three-year-old trotting colts, defeating JM Vangogh by three lengths in 1:57.3. Heavy Raincoat was five lengths be...
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Pompano refunds wagers

on 10/22/2003 8:00 PM
Pompano Park refunded all wagers on Wednesday night’s (Oct. 22) second race when a malfunction allowed the mutuel windows to remain open during the running of the race. The refund resulted in $22,258 being returned to the bettors. “The pari-mutuel windows did not lock when the bell went off. We knew something was wrong during the race and never went official,” said Pompano Par...
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Cammie continues roll

on 10/22/2003 8:00 PM
Riding a six-race win streak over arguably the finest division of older pacing mares in history, Eternal Camnation has made a solid case for consideration as the greatest of all-time. With her latest victory, a Classic Series win at Mohawk Racetrack Saturday (Oct. 18) that was her 40th winner’s circle trip in 80 career starts, Eternal Camnation continues her mastery over what has emerged as...
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VLTs at Saratoga in January

on 10/22/2003 8:00 PM
Saratoga Raceway announced Thursday (Oct. 23) that its new video lottery terminal (VLT) operation will open on Jan. 14, 2004. Also, the track's newly refurbished half-mile racetrack was unveiled as the fall-winter harness meet opened Thursday. The $12 million renovation of the grandstand for the new VLT area is well underway. Purses at Saratoga are expected to triple from the approximately $20...
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Goodtimes changes careers

on 10/22/2003 8:00 PM
Goodtimes, the richest Canadian-bred in harness racing history, has officially retired from the racing scene. He leaves the track just two days after recording his 50th career win on Tuesday (Oct. 21) at Kawartha Downs. The 12-year-old gelded son of Balanced Image—Goodtime Kathy leaves the track with a life mark of 1:53.2 and total career earnings of $2,243,416. “I had it in my m...
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NY to begin EPO testing

on 10/21/2003 8:00 PM
The New York State Racing and Wagering Board has approved an emergency rule that will permit the testing of post race samples for erythropoietin and darbepoietin antibodies and the tranquilizer drugs reserpine and fluphenazine. If a post race sample is found positive for erythropoietin (commonly known as EPO or Epogen) or darbepoietin (commonly called D-EPO or Aranesp), the horse will not be di...
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Crown champ draws bye

on 10/20/2003 8:00 PM
Newly crowned Triple Crown champion No Pan Intended has drawn a bye into the $335,000 Windy City Pace at Maywood Park on Friday, Oct. 31. North America Cup champ Yankee Cruiser and Michigan standout Bobnoxious will also head right into the final, with eight other 3-year-old pacers vying for the remaining five spots in a $25,000 elimination race Friday (Oct. 24). No Pan Intended, Yankee Cruiser ...
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Call Campbell

on 10/20/2003 8:00 PM
John Campbell, harness racing's all-time leading money-winning driver, and his wife, Paula, became grandparents for the first time over the weekend. The Campbell's daughter, Lisa Campbell Lathrop, and her husband Jeff, became parents of six-pound daughter Emma Mae at 10:24 Sunday evening (Oct. 19).
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