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Amigo Hall easy victor

on 09/12/2003 8:00 PM
Amigo Hall (Mike Lachance) was an easy winner in the second of two $30,000 eliminations on Saturday night (Sept. 13) at Mohawk for the $1.1 million Canadian Trotting Classic. The three-year-old son of Balanced Image - Alis Cat drew off in the lane to win in 1:54. Mr Muscleman (Ron Pierce) rallied from last to second, finishing two-and-a-half lengths back. Favoured Mutineer (Eric Ledford), who s...
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O'Mara sweeps in Lex

on 09/12/2003 8:00 PM
Horseman Mark O'Mara won both of the stakes at The Red Mile Saturday night (Sept. 13) as a catch-driver. O'Mara won the first stakes with Mr. Eero, then came back in the very next race and won with Nineteenth Hole. Nineteenth Hole, a 2-year-old colt by Jate Lobell, won the $90,000 Lexington Breeders Classic with a 1:52.3 effort. Said O'Mara of the time, "That's more than Jate went here." O'M...
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Dancer Trot to

on 09/11/2003 8:00 PM
Dreamlands Big C remained undefeated in three career starts by winning the $91,050 Harold R. Dancer Memorial Open Trot for New Jersey-sired 2-year-olds Thursday (Sept. 11) at Freehold Raceway. The gelded son of Donerail, driven by Cat Manzi, took the lead just past the three-quarter mile mark and drew off to win by 4 1/4 lengths over Yankee Elegance. Finishing third was Affaro Hanover. The ...
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on 09/11/2003 8:00 PM
Trainer Virgil Morgan Jr. is hopeful that Allamerican Captor will be a strong contender in the Little Brown Jug, but he’s waiting until the draw before he truly evaluates his colt's chances. "It's going to come down to the draw. I’ve been watching these colts all year, and right now there is no real dominant horse that could draw post eight and win,” said Morgan Friday mornin...
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Tuna Whip Q's in 1:56.3

on 09/11/2003 8:00 PM
Tuna Whip, with Buzzy Sholty in the bike, trotted to a 1:56.3 victory in a qualifier at The Red Mile Friday morning (Sept. 12). The colt is being prepped for the Kentucky Futurity. Also in the race were the top 3-year-old trotting fillies Rapid Rail and Luby. Luby, with trainer Jim Doherty in the bike, finished second, but was several lengths back. Rapid Rail, the runner-up in the Hambletonian ...
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Three elims for Jugette

on 09/11/2003 8:00 PM
A record-equaling 23 three-year-old fillies have been entered into the $358,175 Jugette to be raced Wednesday, Sept. 17, a the Delaware, Ohio, County Fairgrounds. It will be the richest Jugette ever. Fan Hanover champion Remember When, world champion Gordon’s Jin Ms. and New Jersey standout Animated Art have been chosen the morning-line favorites in their respective divisions. The three e...
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Trot stakes to Challenger

on 09/11/2003 8:00 PM
Great Challenger, a 2-year-old colt by Conway Hall, easily won the $90,000 Lexington Breeders Classic final Friday night (Sept. 12) at The Red Mile. The time was 1:56.3. Driver David Miller moved Great Challenger to the front midway down the backstretch, taking control of the race from Sand Vic. After a half in :59, Great Challenger pulled away with a final half in :57.3. Sand Vic held on for s...
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Pizza Dolce in 1:54.1

on 09/11/2003 8:00 PM
Pizza Dolce trotted to a new lifetime mark of 1:54.1 in wining the $100,000 Kentucky Sire Stakes for 3-year-old filly trotters Friday night (Sept. 12) at The Red Mile. But she had to work for the mark. Armbro Affair, driven by Ron Pierce, dug in hard and missed winning by about one-half length. Pizza Dolce got away third early in the mile after starting from post two. Armbro Affair took the ...
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Hall wins: Cantab, Cartier

on 09/11/2003 8:00 PM
The 2-year-old colt trotter Cantab Hall and the 4-year-old trotting mare Cartier Hall gave breeder Walnut Hall Ltd. a big night at The Red Mile Friday (Sept. 12). Cantab Hall was a 1:57.1 winner while Cartier trotted to a 1:54.3 victory. Cantab Hall, driven by Mike Lachance, took control of his race, an overnight for 2-year-old colts, just before the half and then opened up on his overmatched f...
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Johnny undefeated in PA

on 09/11/2003 8:00 PM
Johnny Peanuts, a 2-year-old colt by American Winner, kept his winning streak intact with a victory in a $45,165 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes division at The Meadows Friday night (Sept. 12). Johnny Peanuts raced first-over through the last turn and then trotted clear near the wire to win in 2:01.1. The colt sports a mark of 2:00.3 taken in a PASS at Pocono Downs. Carlo Poliseno trains, drives and c...
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West Nile claims Mattduff

on 09/10/2003 8:00 PM
Mattduff, one of Alberta’s leading stallions, died Wednesday (Sept. 9) due to complications from West Nile Virus. In only five crops of offspring, the 10-year-old son of Matts Scooter—Sable Hanover produced the winners of $781,823 to date. His 32 starters have averaged earnings of $24,431. Mattduff was owned by Chuck Ibey of Gibbons, AB and Robert Smith of Innisfail, AB. His top ...
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New Rosecroft deal possible

on 09/10/2003 8:00 PM
Following a federal appeals court ruling on Tuesday (Sept. 9), Centaur Gaming Inc. will be able to drop Delaware North in its deal to purchase Maryland’s Rosecroft Raceway and seek out another partner. Earlier this year Delaware North entered into a deal to purchase 75 percent of the raceway for $55 million with Centaur, but later Centaur feared a 1972 racketeering conviction against Dela...
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Shopping in Lexington

on 09/10/2003 8:00 PM
Tim Wilson Jr. and his father, Tim Sr., were in Lexington most of the week looking over the local yearlings for the Odds On Racing Stable. The younger Wilson will be teaming up with Robin Schadt, who manages the Odds On operation for owner Dana Parham. Odds On Racing recently opened its new training center near Balmoral Park. The farm has a five-eighths mile training track, a swimming pool for...
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Corona Grande upsets

on 09/09/2003 8:00 PM
Corona Grande, a 4-year-old gelding by Camluck, upset McArdle, Four Starzzz Shark and Peruvian Hanover in 1:52.1 in the $192,250 Des Smith Classic Sunday night at Rideau Carleton Raceway in Ontario. Corona Grande came into the Smith Classic following a fourth-place finish behind Art Major in the Breeders Crown at Woodbine the previous week. With Chris Christoforou driving as usual, Corona Grand...
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N.J. Classic held

on 09/09/2003 8:00 PM
A colt by first-year sire Badlands Hanover brought the top price of $40,000 at the New Jersey Classic Yearling Sale held at Showplace Farm Sunday (Sept. 7). The colt named Towson Player was consigned by Winbak Farm. The colt is the first foal of Play The Pocket p,4, 1:52.2, a daughter of In The Pocket. R. Gary Stetson of Deerfield, Mass., signed for the colt. Several other yearlings brought...
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Accident at The Red Mile

on 09/09/2003 8:00 PM
When Night Sounds caught a shoe in the ninth race at The Red Mile Monday night (Sept. 8), driver Dave Palone had no warning that the 2-year-old Artsplace colt was going to go down. But he did. Victory Dot Com, driven by Don Irvine Jr., was moving up from behind Night Sounds, then followed Senior Senator, driven by Markus Johansson. The two trailing horses couldn't avoid Night Sounds and Palone ...
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Buer wins first U.S. race

on 09/09/2003 8:00 PM
Norway native Paul Buer came to the United States in the winter of 2001 and the 31 year old drove his first winner on this continent Monday night (Sept. 8) at The Red Mile. Buer, who trains for Antoinette Nigito’s Joie De Vie Farm in Jobstown, N.J., usually turns the lines over to catch-drivers, but this time he was in the bike behind the 2-year-old filly trotter Angus Twirl, who won the ...
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Ravishing Lady in Classic

on 09/09/2003 8:00 PM
After six second-place finishes and two thirds in her first eight starts, Ravishing Lady picked a terrific time to break her maiden, capturing Tuesday night's (Sept. 9) $90,000 Lexington Breeders Classic for 2-year-old filly pacers at The Red Mile. Dale Hiteman moved Ravishing Lady to the outside down the backstretch from near the back of the field and he had to go three wide when a pair of hor...
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Delaware Fan Fair tent

on 09/09/2003 8:00 PM
The Delaware County Fair will again offer a Fan Fair Tent during Little Brown Jug week on the backstretch near the Log Cabin. The tent will open at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, through Tuesday, Sept. 16, then open at 8 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 17 and 18. The U.S. Trotting Association, Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association, Fort Dodge and Buckeye Nutrition will be among those groups rep...
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Trotting Classic draws 22

on 09/09/2003 8:00 PM
The Canadian Trotting Classic attracted 22 three-year-old colts, forcing the eliminations into two bulky 11-horse fields on Saturday (Sept. 13) at Mohawk. Among the starters are Hambletonian winner Amigo Hall, who was recently a strong-closing second to Captain Brady in a Simcoe Stakes; Sugar Trader, who has been off since winning the Yonkers Trot; and Power To Charm, who has been competing an...
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