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Ohio stakes at Scioto

on 08/22/2003 8:00 PM
Ohio Sire Stakes for 2-year-old filly trotters were held at Scioto Downs Thursday night (Aug. 21) and driver Dave Hawk and Imageofasweetgirl won the first division in 1:59.4. The daughter of Striking Sahbra has now won all six of her starts for trainer Charles Peter. In the second division, Calico Corner trotted a 2:00.4 mile for driver David Myers to pick up her second win of the season in si...
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Maine to vote on VLTs

on 08/22/2003 8:00 PM
A proposal to allow video lottery terminals (VLTs) at Bangor Raceway and Scarborough Downs in Maine will be decided by a state-wide vote on the Nov. 4 ballot there. Voters in Scarborough will also be deciding whether to overturn an April 2002 ordinance by the town council which prohibits VLTs at Scarborough Downs. Local voters have already approved the machines at Bangor. If the proposal pas...
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Tom Ridge qualifies

on 08/22/2003 8:00 PM
Peter Haughton Memorial winner Tom Ridge qualified at The Red Mile Friday morning in 1:57.2 with a last quarter in :27.1. Trainer Jimmy Takter was behind the Malabar Man colt who sat third to the 1:00.1 half then swooped to the lead on the turn and drew off from the rest of the field down the stretch. Takter said that since winning the Haughton he has trained the colt twice. "I trained him ...
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AA Native qualifies

on 08/21/2003 8:00 PM
Allamerican Native, who was scratched sick out of the Oliver Wendell Holmes at the Meadowlands Aug. 2, and has not raced since winning the Meadowlands Pace consolation July 12, won a qualifier at Freehold Raceway Tuesday morning, Aug. 19. With trainer Mark Capone driving, Allamerican Native posted front-end fractions over the half-mile oval of :28.4. :57.4 and 1:26.2 before crossing the finish ...
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Yonkers cancels again

on 08/21/2003 8:00 PM
Yonkers Raceway has canceled its Tuesday (Aug. 19) and Thursday (Aug. 21) programs due to continued problems with electrical transformers on the property. There will also be no simulcasting through Thursday. The track still plans to hold a press conference for the Yonkers Trot at noon on Wednesday.
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Metro draws 27

on 08/21/2003 8:00 PM
A total of 27 freshmen entered the Metro Pace on Tuesday (Aug. 19), forcing three nine-horse $40,000(C) eliminations at Woodbine on Saturday (Aug. 23). The top three from each elim plus one fourth-place finisher will advance to the $1 million(C) final next Saturday (Aug. 30). Except for the Woodrow Wilson winner Modern Art, who was not entered, the top five finishers from that Aug. 1 battle wil...
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Record nominations for OSS

on 08/21/2003 8:00 PM
The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) announced Tuesday (Aug. 19) that they have received a record number of Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) yearling nominations in 2003. In 2003, yearling nominations totaled 2,937. This represents an increase of 72 per cent since OHRIA took over the administration of the OSS program in 1997. Over this same time period, OSS purses have more than d...
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Swedish faves unlucky

on 08/21/2003 8:00 PM
The Swedish Trotting Derby will be raced Sept. 7 at the Jaegersro track in Malmö. In the draw for the eliminations--six raced Aug. 26--it looks like the early favorites had bad luck as they almost all draw bad starting positions. Naglo (Coktail Jet), Ebbes Arnie LJ (Super Arnie), Lass Drop (Tenor du Baune), Smashing Victory (Smasher), Puh Eme (Lindy's Crown), Garros (Coktail Jet) and Royal (Co...
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Swedish E3 finals set

on 08/21/2003 8:00 PM
There were ten eliminations for the Swedish E3 stake (open for all 3 year olds) held at a mile distance over the Eskilstuna track Tuesday night (Aug. 19). The finals will be raced at Ferjestad on Aug. 29 and 30 and have purses of about $60,000 for the filly winner and $100,000 to the open class winner. Fifty-three 3 year olds participated and they battled for the 24 tickets to the finals. The r...
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Yonkers Trot field set

on 08/21/2003 8:00 PM
The draw for Saturday’s (Aug. 23) $337,229 Yonkers Trot final was held on Wednesday (Aug. 20) at Yonkers Raceway. Though the race is the second leg of the Triple Crown, Hambletonian winner Amigo Hall will not compete. Sugar Trader, a Trot elim winner and runner-up in the Hambo, drew post four and was made the 9-5 morning line favorite. Trainer and co-owner John Brennan said he made a few ...
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Power To Charm back

on 08/21/2003 8:00 PM
Power To Charm will be back in action on Friday (Aug. 22) at Freehold Raceway in a $25,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes division. He will be paired with driver John Campbell and will be making his first appearance since finishing fifth as the beaten favorite in the Hambletonian on Aug. 2. The Malabar Man colt will start from post six and has been installed as the 2-5 morning-line favorite. Trainer...
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Cane Pace elims drawn

on 08/21/2003 8:00 PM
A total of 13 colts have been entered for the Cane Pace, allowing for two $55,170 eliminations at Freehold Raceway on Saturday (Aug. 23). Leading up the first elim is Yankee Cruiser, who most recently won the American-National, but also has the North America Cup to his credit this year. Armbro Animate and Whatanartist start as a Jim Campbell-trained entry. The second elim is headed by the tw...
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Make It Hot sizzles

on 08/21/2003 8:00 PM
At 85-1 odds, Make It Hot lodged a major upset in a $24,000 division of the New Jersey Sire Stakes for 2-year-old trotting colts on Wednesday (Aug. 20) at Freehold, rewarding his backers with a $172.60 win ticket. Making just his second pari-mutuel appearance, the son of Self Possessed came second-up from the back of the field with driver Jim Marshall III to win by 1 1/4 lengths in 2:00.4. Make...
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Charlie Singer dies at 52

on 08/21/2003 8:00 PM
Charlie Singer, the program director at the Meadowlands during the 1980s, died Tuesday (Aug. 19) in New Jersey after a long battle with cancer. He was 52. Singer was working for Sports Eye as a chart-caller at the Meadowlands when he was hired by Joe DeFrank, director of racing at the Meadowlands, to be the track's program director. "I could see the talent he had," said DeFrank. "He was with...
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Du Quoin to race nights

on 08/20/2003 8:00 PM
The Du Quoin (Ill.) State Fair, which celebrates its 62nd season of harness racing this year, will have a nighttime post time for two of its five sessions. There will be a 6:30 p.m. (CDT) post time on Monday, Aug. 25, and Tuesday, Aug. 26, with racing resuming on Thursday with a 12:00 noon (CDT) post time and continuing through Friday and Saturday. "This will be the first time ever at Du Quoin ...
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Stakes deadlines extended

on 08/20/2003 8:00 PM
Due to last week's power outage in the northeast quadrant, the nomination deadline for the Grand Circuit late-closers at The Red Mile and the late-closers at the Delaware, Ohio Fair has been extended. The Red Mile has extended its deadline from Aug. 15 to Wednesday, Aug. 20. Race secretary Nick Salvi said all nominations postmarked by Aug. 20 will be accepted for these events. The Delaware d...
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Mini Me Crown supplement

on 08/20/2003 8:00 PM
Mini Me, the pride of Illinois, has been supplemented to the Breeders Crown Pace at Woodbine on Aug. 30. The 4-year-old gelding is the only supplement to the $1.6 million open events. Mini Me is a son of Incredible Finale, an Illinois stallion who has never been paid into the Breeders Crown program. The $50,000 supplemental fee will make make Mini Me eligible to subsequent Crown events under th...
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Stewart Stakes cancelled

on 08/20/2003 8:00 PM
The Robert Stewart Stakes for 2-year-old filly pacers and trotters that were to be contested at Woodbine Thursday, Aug. 14, and Friday, Aug. 15, but were not raced due to the blackout on the northeast quadrant of North America, have been cancelled and will not be rescheduled. Owners of the 29 pacers and 32 trotters that were entered will receive their nominating, sustaining and starting fees re...
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Premio wins Confed Cup

on 08/19/2003 8:00 PM
For the third time this year, Mike Lachance has won a major stakes race for three-year-olds driving a horse for the first time. This time, the 52-year-old driver scored a one-length victory with Stonebridge Premio in the $558,000 final of the Confederation Cup for three-year-old open pacers Sunday night (Aug. 17) at Flamboro Downs. The two-heat victory was just Stonebridge Premio's second and t...
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Fox fastest is Driven

on 08/18/2003 8:00 PM
Driven To Win and driver David Miller posted a terrific 1:51.4 victory in the first, and fastest, of two Fox Stakes for two-year-old pacing colts on Saturday afternoon (Aug. 16) at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis. The Joe Holloway trainee defeated Peyote by one-and-a-half lengths in the $62,650 test to improve to four wins in five career starts and lower his career mark by nearly two sec...
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