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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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Battle purse booms to 300gs

on 10/20/2003 8:00 PM
Grand River Raceway will kick off its inaugural year in 2004 with a bang. Today, management at the Elora, ON facility announced the purse for the track’s signature event, the Battle of Waterloo, has been raised to $300,000. Ontario's newest racetrack is currently under construction and slated to open at the beginning of December for simulcasting and slots. The half-mile track plant is bei...
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Final Four winners

on 10/18/2003 8:00 PM
The $768,267(C) Governor's Cup for 2-year-old colt pacers at Mohawk Racetrack Saturday night (Oct. 18) was supposed to be a showdown between Woodrow Wilson winner Modern Art and Metro winner Camelot Hall. Someone forgot to tell I Am A Fool, who came charging fastest down the stretch to easily win in 1:54.1 in one of four "Fall Four" finals for the freshman set. With temperatures in the low 40s ...
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Vets star in Classic Series

on 10/18/2003 8:00 PM
Peruvian Hanover capped off a rain-soaked night of Classic Series races at Mohawk Racetrack Saturday night (Oct. 18) with a dazzling come-from-behind 1:53.1 victory in the $114,865(C) event for older male pacers. With Ron Pierce driving, Peruvian Hanover rallied from nowhere in deep stretch to edge Four Starzzz Shark (Jim Morril Jr.) by three quarters of a length. Mini Me, wh had set the tempo ...
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Big efforts in Lady Maud

on 10/18/2003 8:00 PM
Although she was locked in and appeared to have no chance of getting out, Remember When and driver David Miller were able to find room and close fast to win the first of two $80,500 Lady Maud divisions at The Meadows Saturday night (Oct. 18). Sitting fifth along the inside in the final turn, Miller somehow found an opening and moved Remember When off the pylons. Forced to take the five-wide pat...
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Kikikatie wins PASS

on 10/18/2003 8:00 PM
Kikikatie remained undefeated in 11 starts this year as the 2-year-old filly pacer went wire to wire to win the $100,000 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes championship at The Meadows Saturday night (Oct. 18). With Richard Stillings driving, Kikikatie made the front easy from the outside eight post and never looked back en route to the 1:54 victory. Show Off (Brian Sears) was second, with Pantidepressant...
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Sure Sign in NJ

on 10/18/2003 8:00 PM
Sure Sign, the lone filly in a field of six in the $54,000 New Jersey Futurity for 3-year-old New Jersey-sired pacers at Freehold Raceway on Saturday (Oct. 18), closed up the passing lane to gain the victory. After sitting in the two hole behind Twofoureight, driver Jim Morrill Jr. directed Sure Sign to the passing lane, and the daughter of Life Sign was able to edge the pacesetter by a half l...
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Loyal Opposition beaten

on 10/17/2003 8:00 PM
Loyal Opposition, who has reigned as the queen of her generation in Illinois, was parked by Tony Morgan, driving CC Spice, in the $100,000 Cinderella and succummbed to the trip Friday night (Oct. 17) at Maywood Park. Loyal Opposition left from post three but CC Spice, who started from the rail, wouldn't yield through first-half fractions of :27 and :54.3 (:27.3 second panel). That set the st...
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Two Galt divisions

on 10/17/2003 8:00 PM
Two divisions of the Galt Trot, each worth $72,500, were contested at Maywood Park Friday night (Oct. 17). The winners were Double Eagle and Hellava Hush. Double Eagle won by a head over New York Sire Stakes champ Iroquoindiangiver in 1:58.2. Betting favorite Mac's Crown K, who had raced in the Transylvania in his previous start, never fired and finished last int he field of six. Danny Colli...
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No Pan Intended does it

on 10/17/2003 8:00 PM
Ten wins in a row equaled a Triple Crown Saturday night (Oct. 18) at The Meadows for No Pan Intended. With David Miller driving, No Pan Intended was able to secure the early lead from the outside seven post and go on to a 1:52.4 victory in the $252,945 Messenger Stakes final, thus becoming the 10th winner of pacing's Triple Crown. Miller was able to grab the top with No Pan Intended and reach t...
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Amigo Hall's 1st OSS win

on 10/16/2003 8:00 PM
Hambletonian winner Amigo Hall returned to the Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) program for the first time since July and dominated the first Gold Elimination at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday (Oct. 16). With trainer Blair Burgess in the race bike, the Balanced Image—Alis Cat son shot to the front from Post 3 and laid down fractions of :28.3, :59.2 and 1:28.1 en route to an impressive 1:57...
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Bouchard hurt at Freehold

on 10/16/2003 8:00 PM
Stephane Bouchard, whose 581 wins this year is 112 more than runner-up Chris Christoforou, was injured in an accident during the 11th race at Freehold Raceway Thursday (Oct. 16). Freehold is reporting Bouchard was transported to a local hospital and suffered injuries to his left shoulder and left collarbone. The accident occured when the Jay Randall-driven Trying Times made a break approaching ...
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JM Vangogh back on top

on 10/16/2003 8:00 PM
Ten days after JM Vangogh suffered just his second Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) loss of the season, the talented three-year-old trotting colt returned to OSS glory with a win on Thursday (Oct. 16) in one of two Gold Eliminations at Rideau Carleton Raceway. On Oct. 6, JM Vangogh finished third in a $130,000 Gold Final won by Armbro Approach. Thursday's win left the son of Earl—Queen Tut son ...
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AA Theory scratched

on 10/16/2003 8:00 PM
Allamerican Theory has been scratched out of Saturday night's (Oct. 18) Messenger Stakes final at The Meadows by trainer Des Tackoor. Tackoor said he was preparing to ship the 3-year-old colt pacer to Pittsburgh from his Ontario farm Friday morning when he noticed "something not right with a foot." Tackoor said that he believes Allamerican Theory's problem is likely a pus pocket and that, "Ther...
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Oh Emma scores huge win

on 10/15/2003 8:00 PM
Oh Emma put together a flawless effort at Windsor Raceway on Wednesday night (Oct. 15) and annihilated a field of talented three-year-old trotting fillies in Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots action. The Incredible Abe—Ethels Glory daughter was so far ahead in the stretch that the rest of the field needed binoculars to find her. She hit the wire 23 lengths in front in a personal best 1:57.4...
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No fall 2004 Big M meet

on 10/15/2003 8:00 PM
The Meadowlands has filed its 2004 racing dates request with the New Jersey Racing Commission, and it does not include fall harness dates. The Meadowlands has requested 151 harness dates, beginning on Jan. 2 and continuing through Aug. 7. No fall harness dates were requested because a fall Thoroughbred meet is scheduled to be held at the Meadowlands. However, the New Jersey Racing Commission wi...
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Ohio VLT news update

on 10/15/2003 8:00 PM
The Ohio Senate passed a resolution and a bill Wednesday (Oct. 15) that could put a constitutional amendment on the primary ballot next March which would call for allowing video lottery terminals at the state's racetracks. Legislation and a resolution calling for a referendum on VLTs at the tracks must be passed by both the Ohio House and Senate to put the measure on the ballot. The vote in the...
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Armbro stallioneer dies

on 10/15/2003 8:00 PM
Randy Cavanagh, the well-known stallioneer at Armstrong Bros., died suddenly on Oct. 11 at his home in Inglewood, ON. His wife Katie and son Corbin, 8, and daughter Micaela, 4, survive him. In addition, he leaves sisters Cheryl Barber and Donna Cavanagh of Windsor, Darlene Bryan of Oakville and brother Rick of Kitchener. Randy was born in Windsor. He joined the Armstrong Bros. staff in 1990 and...
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