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World mark at Delaware

on 09/15/2003 8:00 PM
Uncle Vernon set a world record of 1:58 for 2-year-old colt trotters on a half-mile track in Tuesday's $26,801 second division of The Standardbred at the Delaware County Fair. Co-owner and trainer John Baggitt Jr. was at the lines of the Lindy Lane colt as he swept past the pace-setting American Mike and Charlie Norris for a 1 1/4-length victory. Spring Steel and D.R. Ackerman were third. Baggi...
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Aby Greater Prize drawn

on 09/14/2003 8:00 PM
The second richest race in Sweden for aged and international performers is the Åby Greater Prize, raced at the Åby track outside Gothenburg. It's not much of an international this season as the foreign stars are shining elsewhere. Scarlet Knight has been prepped with two wins after his unfortunate Anniversary Trot performance, in which he had an infection and his performance was compromised. ...
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Super Night at Balmoral

on 09/13/2003 8:00 PM
It may have seemed that owner-breeder Clyde Stevens of LaCenter, Ky., had given up his chance to win the Illinois Orange & Blue this year when he sold his 2-year-old pacing gelding Chevie Duramax. But Stevens had a pretty good backup in the barn. Chevie Winner, a 2-year-old gelding by Art's Conquest, won the $280,000 Orange & Blue in 1:54 Saturday night (Sept. 13) at Balmoral Park. Mike Oosting...
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Character fastest Harvest

on 09/12/2003 8:00 PM
Character Counts and driver Rick Zeron overcame Post 9 and converted a perfect pocket trip to win the fastest of three Harvest Stakes divisions for two-year-old pacing fillies on Friday night (Sept. 12) at Mohawk. The daughter of Shady Character—Objection Denied defeated the 10 horse, Economic Clout (Paul MacDonell) by one-and-a-half lengths in 1:53 in the $113,400 test. Blissfull Bami an...
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30 entered in Jug

on 09/12/2003 8:00 PM
Exactly 30 horses--the maximum number--were entered in the Little Brown Jug Saturday morning (Sept. 13). There will be three 10-horse elimintions, with only eight horses starting on the gate. First Elim 1. Art's Chip 2. Whatanartist 3. Acres Up 4. Escape The Ty 5. Allamerican Native 6. Armbro Animate 7. Gone West 8. Last Call Crombie 9. Leavnona Jate Plane 10. Coastocoast Yankee S...
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Buckette to Under My Thumb

on 09/12/2003 8:00 PM
Under My Thumb was able to take advantage of an off day by Filly At Bigs, winning the $101,140 Buckette on Saturday afternoon (Sept. 13), the opening day of racing at the Delaware County Fair. With Dave Palone driving, Under My Thumb won by 3 1/2 lengths in 1:57.1. Fast Lane K took second while Medoland Miracle was third. Filly At Bigs, the betting favorite, broke stride. Bruce Riegle trains...
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Mr. Eero trots 1:54.4

on 09/12/2003 8:00 PM
Mr. Eero, a 3-year-old gelding by Conway Hall, showed that he might have the step to go with the big boys when he won a Kentucky Sire Stakes final in 1:54.4 Saturday night (Sept. 13). With Mark O'Mara driving for trainer Gary Bourgon, Mr. Eero took control of the race just before the half and then held off the late charge of the pocket-sitting Valiant Chip, a Pine Chip colt driven by Sonny Patt...
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Sundin's Rotation wins Trot

on 09/12/2003 8:00 PM
Toronto Maple Leafs captain Mats Sundin scored his first major win as a standardbred owner on Saturday night (Sept. 13) when his four-year-old trotter Rotation fittingly won the $851,500 Maple Leaf Trot at Mohawk. It was the 52nd edition of Canada's most prestigious trotting event for older horses. Rotation, a son of Balanced Image out of Expressway Hanover, came from second over to defeat H P ...
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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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