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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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Indiana dates set

on 10/15/2003 8:00 PM
The Indiana Horse Racing commission met Wednesday (Oct. 15) to set 2004 race dates. The state’s harness horsemen will race 142 programs next year, down from 150 programs this year, with a two-week gap between meetings at Hoosier Park and Indiana Downs. When each track filed their initial requests in September, a six-week gap existed between the programs at both tracks. Horsemen said the ...
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Another Blizzard retired

on 10/14/2003 8:00 PM
Another Blizzard, a career winner of $910,897, has been retired by his breeder-owner, Paul Minore. Another Blizzard, who is 14 years old, made 16 starts this season, many of them in Billings Amateur series action, with Minore driving him. Another Blizzard made an incredible 443 career starts, finishing on the board in almost half of them (217). He trotted to a mark of 1:55.1f at Pocono Downs at...
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Gov. was racing's friend

on 10/14/2003 8:00 PM
Former Kentucky Gov. Edward "Ned" Breathitt Jr., a friend of harness racing in Kentucky during his term as governor from 1963 to 1967, died late Tuesday night (Oct. 14) at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington. He was 78. Mr. Breathitt was also a close personal friend of the late Frederick Van Lennep, who owned Castleton Farm, The Red Mile and Tattersalls, and Pompano Park. For seve...
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Ohio bill clears committee

on 10/14/2003 8:00 PM
Legislation which would put the issue of video lottery terminals (VLTs) at Ohio's racetracks before the state's voters passed a Senate committee Tuesday (Oct. 13). The bill which calls for a statewide referendum must be passed by the Senate and the House to put the issue on the March 2 primary ballot.
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Intending to win from 8 hole

on 10/14/2003 8:00 PM
No Pan Intended has a lot of history to contend with in Saturday's Messenger Stakes at The Meadows. Not only is it a tough task in that only nine pacers have been able to secure the Triple Crown since it was first introduced in 1956, but he will try to accomplish the feat in a manner that has never been accomplished before: win from the outside post eight. Since moving to The Meadows in 1995, t...
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Sweden to review stallions

on 10/14/2003 8:00 PM
STC, the Sweedish Trotting Association, approves stallions for public breeding every year. The official meeting takes place Nov. 7. These stallions are allowed to breed a limited book of 25 mares in Sweden with frozen or fresh transported semen. A total of 45 stallions have been submitted for approval. By country, they are as follows: Finland: Houston Laukko, Zoogin; France: Arnaqueur, Buvetier...
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Log onto lucouellette.com

on 10/14/2003 8:00 PM
Luc Ouellette fans can rejoice in the recent introduction of lucouellette.com. The new website--the first of its kind in the Standardbred world--contains biographical information, racing information, candid comments and a plethora of pictures about the 38-year-old driver. The website is the brainchild of Greg Reinhart, a college student in Pennsylvania who has actually been a harness racing fan...
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Leaving the Big M for WEG

on 10/14/2003 8:00 PM
Driver Luc Ouellette is making a full-time move to the Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) circuit from the Meadowlands. Ouellette said he has sold his house in New Jersey and on Tuesday (Oct. 14) closed a deal to purchase a farm in Milton, ON, some 12 kilometres from Mohawk Racetrack. “It’s a small farm, about 42 acres. It has a beautiful little house. It’s very old, like t...
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Tattersalls at Big M

on 10/13/2003 8:00 PM
Tattersalls held its first-ever yearling sale at the Meadowlands Monday (Oct. 13) and sold 180 horses for an average price of $11,918. Seven yearlings failed to bring their reserve prices, which would have boosted the gross to $2.2 million for an average of slightly more than $12,000. The sale topper was the $65,000 paid for two yearlings: Sandscreen, a Western Ideal half sister to Sanabelle Is...
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Top stallion, racehorse

on 10/12/2003 8:00 PM
Big Towner, a tough as nails pacer on the racetrack who went on to become an outcross savior for the pacing breed, died at Hanover Shoe Farms Sunday (Oct. 12) at the age of 29. He had been suffering from conditions brought on by his old age and was euthanized. Big Towner was a son of Gene Abbe, an unfashionable stallion by the time Big Towner took to the track in the late 1970s. He raced mostly...
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$50 million for Wall

on 10/12/2003 8:00 PM
It was fitting that "Mr. OSS" would top $50 million in lifetime driving earnings in an Ontario Sires Stakes event. On Sunday night (Oct. 12) at Windsor Raceway, 56-year-old Dave Wall surpassed the milestone with the second of back-to-back victories in OSS Grassroots events for two-year-old trotting fillies. After winning with Emerald Tortilla in the seventh race, Wall went over $50 million by d...
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Kikikatie in 1:53.2

on 10/10/2003 8:00 PM
Kikikatie keeps rolling along. The 2-year-old filly pacer won her 10th race in 10 starts this season, this time taking a $35,400 Keystone Classic at The Meadows Friday night (Oct. 10). The filly covered the mile in 1:53.2, setting a national season's mark. The 1:52.3 world record is held by both Odie's Fame and Gordon's Jin Ms.. Kikikatie will race next in the $100,000 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes ...
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Chicago stakes action

on 10/10/2003 8:00 PM
Chevie Duramax, 2-year-old gelding, paced to his 11th win in 12 starts when he won the $65,000 Cardinal for 2-year-old male pacers Friday night (Oct. 10) at Maywood Park. Chevie Duramax holds the world record for geldings on a mile track with his 1:50.3 effort at Springfield. He turned in a 1:53.1 effort at Maywood Friday, establishing a new world record for freshman geldings on a half-mile tr...
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Valley Victory elim results

on 10/10/2003 8:00 PM
In Cognito and driver Steve Condren let American Mike (John Campbell) do the heavy lifting on the front end, popping out of the pocket in mid-stretch to win the fastest of two $24,000 eliminations of the Valley Victory for two-year-old trotting colts on Saturday night (Oct. 11) at Mohawk. In Cognito (King Conch - Inas Gaetane) stopped the clock in 1:57, fending off American Mike by a length. Dr...
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Peaceful Way dominates

on 10/10/2003 8:00 PM
Peaceful Way, the stellar daughter of Angus Hall - Royal Bait, lowered her lifetime mark to 1:56.2 with a dominant victory on Saturday night (Oct. 11) in the second of two $24,000 eliminations for the Goldsmith Maid at Mohawk for two-year-old trotting fillies. Chris Christoforou powered Peaceful Way to the front up the backstretch, and despite being pressured from there, the driver didn't get a...
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