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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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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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