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Christoforou adds five

on 10/06/2003 8:00 PM
Chris Christoforou Jr. added another five wins to his already impressive career total on Monday night (Oct. 6) at Mohawk Racetrack. The native of Milton, ON earned top honours with Reason To Smile, Miss Penny Royal, April Rustler, Casamirbadmoonrisn, and Pierce Seelster. None of the entries Christoforou drove during Mohawk’s 11 card evening went postward as a race favourite. Christofor...
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Magreta at Red Mile

on 10/06/2003 8:00 PM
Greg Magreta, former Harness Tracks of America executive assistant and public relations director at Hazel Park Harness Raceway, and his wife, Marilynn, were at The Red Mile Friday night, Oct. 3. Although they made a point to come to The Red Mile, they were actually in Lexington to attend the opening weekend of the Keeneland Thoroughbred meet. Magreta left Hazel Park when Jane MacFarlane, the wi...
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Colt to try for Triple Crown

on 10/06/2003 8:00 PM
Although driver David Miller said in The Red Mile's winner's circle following No Pan Intended's Tattersalls division victory that, "I'm glad I didn't have to overdrive him because we've got the Triple Crown coming up next week," owner Bob Glazer made it official Tuesday, Oct. 7, that he would be supplementing the colt into the Messenger Stakes at The Meadows for $35,000 in quest of Triple Crown gl...
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Willmot talks Liberals

on 10/06/2003 8:00 PM
David Willmot, Woodbine Entertainment Group's (WEG) chairman and chief executive officer, says Ontario's horse racing industry need not fear the province's new Liberal government. The Liberals ushered out racing's strong political allies, the Progressive Conservatives, in the Oct. 2 provincial election. The Tories held power for eight years and during their reign delivered both slot machines an...
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Boulder Creek surprises

on 10/05/2003 8:00 PM
Heading into Sunday’s (Oct. 5) Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Gold Final at Windsor Raceway, owner Cliff Siegel was confident one of his colts would earn a sizeable share of the $130,000 purse. When the Brooklyn, NY resident learned the results of the 11th race from the border oval, he was delighted with the outcome, but surprised by the victor. Rather than elimination winner Sir Luck, who Si...
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Wanabeamillionaire upsets

on 10/05/2003 8:00 PM
Wanabeamillionaire scored a major upset at Flamboro Downs on Sunday (Oct. 5), capturing a wire-to-wire victory in the $130,000 Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Gold Final for three-year-old trotting fillies. Taking full advantage of Post 1, driver Don McElroy sent Wanabeamillionaire directly to the front. Heading down the stretch the Mr Lavec—Next Victom daughter dug into the reserves to hold o...
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Burning Point flawless

on 10/05/2003 8:00 PM
Burning Point scored an impressive Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Gold Final victory at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday (Oct. 5), extending her win streak to five with an effortless 1:53.3 score. Leaving from Post 3, the Camluck—Tour De France daughter and driver Kevin Wallis assumed command early in the race and then pulled away from the field of three-year-old pacing fillies down the stre...
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Mystical Maddy dies

on 10/05/2003 8:00 PM
Besides No Pan Intended’s Little Brown Jug triumph providing owner Bob Glazer with the thrill of a lifetime in his home state of Ohio, it also helped ease the pain of a recent loss. Glazer’s magnificent pacing mare Mystical Maddy passed away earlier in September from complications following colic surgery at the New England Veterinary Clinic in upstate New York. “She was suc...
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No new track for Red Deer

on 10/05/2003 8:00 PM
The Westerner Exposition Association (Westerner Park) at Red Deer, AB, has cancelled plans to develop a race track/casino complex in the burgeoning city located between Edmonton and Calgary. The association had been granted a 10-year license by Horse Racing Alberta last year. “The cost to construct a first-class facility had escalated dramatically in a year,” Westerner Park general ...
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Clinton finale raises $6,000

on 10/05/2003 8:00 PM
Clinton Raceway raised $6,000 for local schools on Sunday afternoon (Oct. 5) during its 22nd annual Drivers’ Charity Challenge, the highlight of the season finale. Funds will be directed to literacy programs at elementary schools in Central Huron. The Clinton Raceway Drivers’ Charity Challenge (DCC) has now raised in excess of $155,000 for local charities and community projects. ...
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Backstretch with Gordon

on 10/03/2003 8:00 PM
I've been a frequent visitor to Buffalo Wild Wings, located just across the street from The Red Mile, ever since I moved to Lexington five years ago. In the 2002 Lexington Preview Issue we gave the place a plug as one of the best sports bars in town, and it seems that since that was in print that more and more horsemen have made their way there to chomp on the wings and sip a beverage, or two, or ...
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Escape The Wind wins

on 10/03/2003 8:00 PM
Escape The Wind, a winner of seven of 10 starts but none against the top colts until his Bluegrass victory, took the first of three divisions of the Tattersalls Saturday night (Oct. 4) at The Red Mile. The winning time was 1:51.1. Allamerican Theory was favored to win the race and took command early after blasting out of the gate from post seven. He got shuffled back in the final quarter and wa...
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Driven To Win paces 1:51.4

on 10/03/2003 8:00 PM
Driven To Win, a colt by Jenna's Beach Boy, won the $127,000 Kentucky Sire Stakes final for 2-year-old colt pacers Saturday night at The Red Mile. Dave Palone drove the colt, guiding him through a second-over trip to win comfortably in 1:51.4. That time equaled his lifetime mark, which he had taken in winning the Fox in August. Joe Holloway trains Driven To Win, who now sports five wins in n...
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Another Pan Victory

on 10/03/2003 8:00 PM
Little Brown Jug winner No Pan Intended held off the late rush of North America Cup champ Yankee Cruiser in the second Tattersalls division. The time was 1:51.2. The third and final Tattersalls split went to Whatanartist, who rolled first-over and put his nose on the wire first in a blanket finish with the pacesetting Artesian, who held on for second. Ace's Up made a big rush on the outside to ...
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Transylvania Trot action

on 10/03/2003 8:00 PM
Three divisions of the Transylvania for 3-year-old trotting colts were contested at The Red Mile Saturday night (Oct. 4). Kentucky Futurity champion Mr. Muscleman was the fastest winner with his 1:53.4 victory for driver Ron Pierce. The colt's effort came after a delay due to a starting gate malfunction that caused the gate to lose power before the start. Charles Atlas was an upset winner in...
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Great Challenger wins

on 10/02/2003 8:00 PM
Great Challenger returned to form and captured the $117,000 Kentucky Sire Stakes final for 2-year-old colt trotters at The Red Mile Thursday night (Oct. 2) in 1:58. Last week Great Challenger went off stride while trying to mount a rally in the Bluegrass Stakes. But this time no rally was necessary. From post nine driver David Miller floated Great Challenger on the outside through the first tur...
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Eilean Donon twice Golden

on 10/02/2003 8:00 PM
Two-year-old trotting colt Eilean Donon earned his second straight Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Gold Final victory with an impressive front-end effort on Thursday (Oct. 2) at Mohawk Racetrack. The son of Angus Hall—Legend Queen and driver Chris Christoforou fired out of Post 5 and ticked off fractions of :27.4, :59 and 1:28.2 on their way to a career-best 1:57.1 victory over a hard-closing ...
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Liberals sweep Ontario

on 10/02/2003 8:00 PM
Ontario’s Liberal Party swept to power on Thursday night (Oct. 2), ushering out horse racing’s strong political allies, the Progressive Conservative party and premier Ernie Eves. The Liberals, under the leadership of Dalton McGuinty won 72 seats. The Tories, which delivered both slot machines and a tax break to Ontario’s horse racing industry during its eight years in power, f...
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Backstretch with Gordon

on 10/02/2003 8:00 PM
Congratulations to the Joe Holloway and Mario Zuanetti stables as they were voted the "Best-Dressed Barns" at The Red Mile. I wanted to offer my congratulations so this morning I made my first stop the Holloway barn to see for myself what it takes to win such an honor. I picked up a passenger as I was making my way through the barn area as race secretary Nick Salvi, telling me that with all the...
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Quality Western in tough

on 10/02/2003 8:00 PM
Trainer Blair Burgess says Quality Western has a difficult assignment when the three-year-old pacing colts contest the Tattersalls Pace on Saturday (Oct. 4) at The Red Mile. Quality Western, the winner of the Oliver Wendell Holmes at the Meadowlands in August, has drawn Post 7 in the second of three $153,000 Tattersalls divisions. The Western Hanover - True To Life son is coming off a win in th...
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