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Flirting Lavec takes Gold

on 08/29/2003 8:00 PM
Ontario’s talented two-year-old trotting fillies put on an exciting show for Flamboro Downs fans on Wednesday evening (Aug. 27), and in the end it was Flirting Lavec who captured the $130,000 Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Gold Final with a 2:02 effort. Flirting Lavec and driver Trevor Ritchie prevailed by four-and-a-quarter lengths over Zorgwijk Emani. Incredible Mother was third. Stephen...
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Big wins for Viking Kronos

on 08/28/2003 8:00 PM
Swedish Breeders Crown eliminations held at the BergsÃ¥ker track turned out to be a great success for Viking Kronos, a son of American Winner and Conch, winners of the Hambletonian and Hambletonian Oaks in the U.S. back in 1993 and 1985, respectively. Peter Haughton Memorial finalist Order By Fax (Viking Kronos-Nellie’s Girl) made his first start after the U.S. trip in a Breeders Crown ...
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Pizza beaten at Pocono

on 08/28/2003 8:00 PM
After implementing her traditional race strategy--this time coming from seventh and moving three wide at the three quarters--Pizza Dolce finished second, 3 1/2 lengths back, in a $7,000 Open Handicap at Pocono Downs on Tuesday (Aug. 26). Regular driver David Miller was in the bike and the pair, which started from the assigned post eight, was timed in 1:56.2. Pizza Dolce was beaten by 7-year-old...
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A Sweet Yonkers Trot

on 08/27/2003 8:00 PM
Following a three-wide move around Incredible Hulk the second time across the backstretch, Cat Manzi and Sugar Trader breezed by the field to win the $337,229 Yonkers Trot in 1:58.3 at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday (Aug. 23). The 1-2 favorite bided his time near the back of the pack as Solicitor Hanover (Jeff Gregory) and On Tour (Ray Schnittker) led the way. On Tour pulled out of the pocket to f...
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Sylvester sweeps Am-Nats

on 08/27/2003 8:00 PM
Trainer Chuck Sylvester sent out both winners of the American-National finals on Saturday night (Aug. 23) at Balmoral Park in Chicago. Mutineer and Eric Ledford were got up to the lead coming out of the first turn and held on to win the $200,000 event for 3-year-old colt trotters in 1:55. Upalazyriver was second and Five Kids came three wide in the last turn for third. Ledford also directed ...
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Trotter nearly breaks record

on 08/27/2003 8:00 PM
Eilean Donon and Tom Strauss delivered a masterful performance at Woodbine Racetrack on Monday evening (Aug. 25) to capture the $130,000 Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Gold Final for two-year-old trotting colts. The son of Angus Hall - Legend Queen defeated Coventry by three-and-three-quarter lengths and was another length up on third-place finisher Grand Sovereign. The mile was timed in 1:57.1, a...
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Kikikatie a Great Lady

on 08/26/2003 8:00 PM
The unbeaten Kikikatie kept her streak alive by winning the fastest of four $25,000 eliminations for the She’s A Great Lady at Woodbine on Friday (Aug. 22) in 1:53.3. The 2-year-old filly pacer by Real Artist earned to her sixth straight career victory for L and L Devisser and trainer Joe Seekman. Los Angeles was second and also advanced to the final. “She’s got quick speed an...
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Remember When in 1:50.4

on 08/26/2003 8:00 PM
Remember When and driver Chris Christoforou came from the back of the pack to blow by the field of 3-year-old filly pacers and win the $727,700(C) Fan Hanover in a career mark and stakes record 1:50.4 on Saturday night (Aug. 23) at Woodbine. "She's been a little closer (to the front) lately and just got a little tired the last 20 yards, so I waited a little longer to pull the trigger tonight an...
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Native wins Cane elim

on 08/26/2003 8:00 PM
Starting for the first time since his Meadowlands Pace consolation victory, Allamerican Native won his $55,170 elimination for the Cane Pace, the first leg of the Triple Crown, in 1:53.2. John Campbell directed the wire-to-wire victory at Freehold Raceway on Saturday afternoon (Aug. 23). “We were lucky enough to get to the front where he could control the race,” Campbell said. ̶...
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Fool’s Goal in Trot elim

on 08/26/2003 8:00 PM
Fool’s Goal won the single $67,568 (C) Breeders Crown Trot elimination, his first victory of the year, on Saturday (Aug. 23) at Woodbine. Jack Moiseyev directed the 1:53.4 mile. Trained by Jim Doherty for Bruce McElven and Ron Allen, the 8-year-old gelding’s connections will be able to choose his post position for the final. Victory Cruise was second for John Campbell and HP Paqu...
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Some Metro surprises

on 08/26/2003 8:00 PM
Dual Personality scored a huge upset in his $40,000(C) Metro Pace elim on Saturday (Aug. 23) at Woodbine. The son of The Panderosa, making just his third career start, took home his first victory in 1:53 with Mike Saftic and advanced to the rich final. Having never finished in the money, he paid $75.00 to win. Osage Hanover and Our Lucky Killean were second and third, respectively, and will adv...
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Mighty Simpson winners

on 08/26/2003 8:00 PM
The John Simpson Memorial Stakes continued at Indiana Downs on Saturday (Aug. 23) and in the $39,227 event for 3-year-old trotting colts, 1-2 favorite Mighty Moses and Joe Essig Jr. won in a moderate 1:58.1. The son of Garland Lobell trained by Erv Miller, has now won nine of his 11 starts this year after not racing as a 2 year old. Art’s Chip (Artsplace) easily won his non-betting ev...
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Kadabra sidelined

on 08/25/2003 8:00 PM
Due to a swollen right hind leg, Kadabra has been scratched out of his Woodbine start on Saturday (Aug. 23) and will not start in the Breeders Crown Trot next weekend, to which he received a bye. According to news reports, Peter Heffering of the Abra Kadabra Stable, which owns the 2002 Trotter of the Year, is uncertain when the stallion will be able to start again and he may be done for the yea...
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Power To Charm wins NJSS

on 08/25/2003 8:00 PM
John Campbell and Trond Smedshammer swept the New Jersey Sire Stakes on Friday (Aug. 22) at Freehold Raceway as the driver-trainer team won both 3-year-old trotting colt divisions with Power To Charm and Center Field. For Power To Charm, the start was his first since finishing as the beaten favorite in the Hambletonian. Campbell directed the son of Malabar Man to the top after the quarter and e...
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Irvine tops Simpsons

on 08/25/2003 8:00 PM
A day after hitting his 6,000-win milestone, Don Irvine Jr. returned on Friday (Aug. 22) to win the first four John Simpson Memorial Stakes on the card at Indiana Downs. In an early three-horse non-betting event, Irvine started off his night with a 1:53 victory with Ms. Abbiedancer (Electric Yankee) in a $36,477 event for 3-year-old filly pacers. Then the driver swept both 2-year-old trottin...
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Friday stakes wrap-up

on 08/25/2003 8:00 PM
There was stakes action across the continent on Friday (Aug. 22). Flamboro Downs hosted a $69,443(C) Flamboro Breeders Stakes for 3-year-old filly pacers and Burning Point (Camluck) cut the mile to easily grab the 1:55.4 victory. In Pennsylvania, The Meadows hosted two divisions of the Keystone Classic for sophomore trotting geldings. Rickie (SJ's Photo) got up in the stretch to win his $36,700...
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Cameron back in action

on 08/22/2003 8:00 PM
Two-time U.S. divisional champion Cameron Hall will rejoin the stakes trail when she starts in the Breeders Crown Trot elimination on Saturday (Aug. 23) at Woodbine. Her only other stakes start of the year was in a Dygert elimination in which she missed advancing to the final. She moved about two months ago to the barn of Tom Durand, whose farm is near Mohawk, and since then the trainer and own...
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Irvine wins 6,000th

on 08/22/2003 8:00 PM
Driver Don Irvine Jr. enjoyed a record night at Indiana Downs Thursday (Aug. 21), as he became the 26th driver in harness racing history to notch 6,000 career wins. After winning the first race of the card, Indiana Downs’ leading driver reached the milestone in the second race, piloting Personal Melissa to a 1:56.2 victory. Track officials honored Irvine following the race. But the mil...
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Indiana OTB denied

on 08/22/2003 8:00 PM
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission voted 3-2 Wednesday (Aug. 20) to deny Indiana Downs’ petition for a Marion County satellite facility. Marion County is where Indianapolis, the state's largest city, is located. Officials for Indiana Downs were hoping to gain access to the state’s largest market in order to compete with Hoosier Park for riverboat admission tax revenue, which is ba...
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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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