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Fancy Creek Sport wins

on 08/14/2003 8:00 PM
Fancy Creek Sport, a 13-1 longshot, upset the best Illinois-bred 3-year-old colt pacers with a 1:49.3 mile in the final of the Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes at Springfield Wednesday. After the favored entry of Incredible Moe and Definitely Maybe made breaks before the quarter pole, driver Andy Miller tucked the Sportsmaster gelding behind the pace-setting Winchesters Best for fractions of :26...
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Stables ship to Red Mile

on 08/14/2003 8:00 PM
With the Sept. 1 opening of the fall meet at The Red Mile in Lexington, Ky., only a few weeks away, some of the sport’s top stables are beginning to ship in to acclimate to the Bluegrass. Four qualifiers were held at the track Wednesday morning (Aug. 13); however, it will be the last time horses will be on the track until next Tuesday (Aug. 19). With a professional rodeo scheduled to take...
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Filly trotters at Freehold

on 08/14/2003 8:00 PM
Abbey Craig scored in the fastest of two New Jersey Sire Stakes for 2-year-old trotting fillies at Freehold Raceway on Wednesday (Aug. 13) in a career-mark 2:00.3. David Miller drove the daughter of Muscles Yankee for trainer Jim Arledge Jr. and Sterlingbrook Farms. Sassy Savannah scored in the other division by a neck over Southwind Sabina. Jim Meittinis directed the 2:01.3 winner for trainer ...
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Vernon breaks ground

on 08/14/2003 8:00 PM
The official ground breaking for Vernon Downs' new VLT facility, situated between the grandstand and the hotel, was held Wednesday (Aug. 13) with local officials, including the mayor and county executive, present. Track president Hoolae Paoa presided over the ceremonies. A Hawaiian religious leader was flown in to bless the facility, which will have a Polynesian theme and be called Miracle Isle...
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No bonus in Illinois

on 08/13/2003 8:00 PM
The $1-million Bonus for 2-year-old Illinois-bred colts and fillies has succumbed to budgetary cuts by new Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. In an effort to turn around the state's budget deficit, Gov. Blagojevich is making cuts in non-essential programs like the Dept. of Agriculture's bonus program which has rewarded the owners of a 2-year-old who wins three of four major stakes for Illinois ...
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Land Of Lincoln Sale up

on 08/13/2003 8:00 PM
Despite the news of discontinuing the Illinois million-dollar bonus program for 2 year olds, Sunday's (Aug. 10) Land of Lincoln Yearling Sale at Walker Standardbred Farm realized increases in both gross and average over last year's sale. A total of 138 yearlings sold for $1,892,300 and an average of $13,712. The gross was up 4.6 percent and the average was up 15.3 percent from last year when 15...
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History at Woodbine

on 08/13/2003 8:00 PM
This past Saturday (Aug. 9) produced the overall fastest night of racing in Canadian harness racing history. The 11 race program produced an average win time of 1:50.3. The individual miles were as follows...... Race 1 - Hookers Revenge - 1:51.3 Race 2 - Ive Got Life - 1:51 Race 3 - Flight Time Kash - 1:49.3 Race 4 - Four Starzzz Shark - 1:49.3 Race 5 - Famous Seelster - 1:51.2 Race 6...
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Five Kids Romps

on 08/13/2003 8:00 PM
Five Kids sprinted away from six other colts and captured the $70,000 Alexander Memorial in 1:53.3 Monday afternoon at the Illinois State Fair. Mike Lachance was at the lines as the son of SJ's Photo was parked fourth until reaching the three quarters. Then with a :27.4 final panel, he pulled away to a 7 ½-length victory over Mighty Moses and Andy Miller. Stand Strong and Jimmy Takter were t...
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Hie times for Carman

on 08/13/2003 8:00 PM
On Monday evening (Aug. 12) Queen Of Jewels paid trainer Carman Hie back for months of frustration with a flawless victory in her first $130,000 Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Gold Final appearance. Throughout her two-year-old season the trotting filly displayed endless ability, but was unable to pull it all together. This season, she has shown steady improvement that culminated in Monday night's i...
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Top Illinois colt sold

on 08/13/2003 8:00 PM
Breeder-owner Clyde Ralph Stevens of LaCenter, Ky., has sold his 2-year-old pacing gelding Chevie Duramax p,2, 1:55, to Lloyd Arnold. No purchase price was available, although Stevens had earlier said he would not sell the homebred except for a six-figure amount. Chevie Duramax, a son of Armbro Macintosh, took his mark in a Kentucky Fair Stakes at The Red Mile on July 19. He has won six of seve...
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Armbro Animate wins Adios

on 08/11/2003 8:00 PM
John Campbell drove Armbro Animate to his eighth Adios victory at The Meadows Saturday, but it was a surprising one as the colt was sent off as a 15-1 longshot by the bettors. Jim Campbell trains Armbro Animate, a gelded son of Artsplace, for owners Arlene and Jules Siegel. "When you have John driving going for the big money, there's nothing better," said Jim of the unexpected victory. Jr. M...
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Panlubber fastest 2yo colt

on 08/11/2003 8:00 PM
Panlubber, a 2-year-old pacing colt by The Panderosa, was the fastest Arden Downs stakes winner at The Meadows Saturday afternoon with a 1:53.2 effort. David Miller drove the colt out of the Matt's Scooter mare All Pans On. Ivan Sugg trains Panlubber for Peter Pan Stables, which also bred the colt, who picked up his first victory of the season. Santastic's Pan, also by The Panderosa, won hi...
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Zweigs to owner Laakkonen

on 08/11/2003 8:00 PM
Owner Erkki Laakkonen won Zweig divisions for fillies and colts at Rockingham Park Saturday afternoon with his horses Decadent Pagan and Mr. Eero. Laakkonen's colt Mr. Eero, a son of Conway Hall who had made just four previous starts--all at Woodbine--edged Garden Spot by a nose in 1:55.1 in the $131,037 colt division. Mr. Eero was coming off of a 1:56.4 victory at Woodbine going into the Zwei...
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Shark, Art Major win elims

on 08/11/2003 8:00 PM
Four Starzzz Shark and Art Major won eliminations for the Canadian Pacing Derby Saturday night at Woodbine. Four Starzzz Shark, driven by Jim Morrill Jr., won his elim in 1:49.3. Art Major, with John Campbell catching a flight to Toronto after his Adios upset, easily won the second elim in 1:50.2. McArdle finished third, behind Art Major and Peruvian Hanover.
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Eternal Camnation upsets

on 08/11/2003 8:00 PM
Eternal Camnation, with Richie Silverman at the lines--that's right, not Eric Ledford--won a prep for the Roses Are Red with a powerful 1:50.1 effort. Bunny Lake was the leader out of the gate and then Worldly Beauty took control past the quarter in :25.4. Then down the backstretch, just before the half, Silverman swept to the front with Eternal Camnation. Eternal Camnation led the field int...
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OSS Gold to Famous Seelster

on 08/11/2003 8:00 PM
Famous Seelster, with Mike Saftic driving, won a $130,000 Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Gold Series Final in 1:51.2 on Saturday night (Aug. 9) at Woodbine. The Mighty Po Po finished a nose back in second for driver John Campbell. Famous Seelster is a son of Rustler Hanover - Finesse Seelster owned by Cliff Siegel's C&I Racing Ltd. Bill Budd trains the colt, who now has won half of his 14 starts th...
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NJSS for 3yo colt pacers

on 08/11/2003 8:00 PM
Three divisions of New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts were contested at Freehold Raceway Saturday afternoon. Escape Notice took the first split in 1:55.1 with Jay Randall aboard. Kim Crawford trains the Artiscape colt for owner Bob Rosenheim. Cannon Hanover was second. Star Caliber, a son of Dream Away, won his division in 1:55 over Cinch Hanover and He's For Real. Howard Par...
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News from Indiana

on 08/11/2003 8:00 PM
Indiana Downs is making a push to build a second satellite wagering facility in southern Indiana. Officials filed an application with the Indiana Horse Racing Commission Friday for a facility in Clarksville, Ind. The proposed OTB would be located within 10 miles of Churchill Downs. Indiana Downs' other satellite facility, situated in Evansville, rests a short distance from Ellis Park, also owne...
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Gordon's Gin Ms. in 1:52

on 08/10/2003 8:00 PM
Gordon's Gin Ms. turned in a 1:52 effort in her $51,119 Adioo Volo division at The Meadows Friday night, equaling the track record for 3-year-old filly pacers. Rain had fallen steadily about an hour before post time and the track was rated "sloppy," but was noticeably hard. Driven as usual by Brian Sears, Gordon's Gin Ms. took the lead in front of the Adios Room--heading to the half-mile marker...
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Scooby Doo in Arden Downs

on 08/10/2003 8:00 PM
Scooby Doo Hanover, a 3-year-old colt by Sierra Kosmos, won his Arden Downs division for trotters with a front-stepping 1:56.4 mile. Driven by trainer Todd Schadel, Scooby Doo Hanover posted his fifth win of the season in 11 starts. He has finished second in all but one of his other trips to the post. Schadel, Roger Stambaugh and Arnold Shaw, who handles public relations for Hempt Farm, own ...
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