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Art Major wins Pacing Derby

on 08/18/2003 8:00 PM
First the U.S. Pacing Championship, now the Canadian Pacing Derby. Art Major solidified his lead on the world's top older pacers with a dominant performance Saturday night (Aug. 16) in the $824,000 Canadian Pacing Derby final at Woodbine, the 61st edition of Canada's oldest harness race. John Campbell had the four-year-old son of Artsplace - Perfect Profile on the engine early, sprinting to ...
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MacDonald show in Gold Cup

on 08/18/2003 8:00 PM
It was the MacDonald show in the 44th edition of Prince Edward Island's tradition-rich Gold Cup & Saucer, with young, up-and-coming driver Mark MacDonald edging his former mentor, Mike MacDonald (no relation) in a photo on Saturday night (Aug. 16) at Charlottetown Driving Park. Mark MacDonald, who now drives in Ontario and was the leading reinsman at both Windsor Raceway and London's Western Fa...
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Bunny romps in Roses

on 08/18/2003 8:00 PM
Former U.S. horse of the year Bunny Lake bounced to a 1:50.3 victory in the $272,500 final of the Roses Are Red for older pacing mares on Saturday night (Aug. 16) at Woodbine. Driven to victory by John Campbell - who two raced earlier drove Art Major to victory in the final of the Canadian Pacing Derby - Bunny Lake (Precious Bunny - Lake Nona) led gate-to-wire in recording the 1:50.3 victor...
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Captor 1:50.2 in Cleveland

on 08/18/2003 8:00 PM
Allamerican Captor thrashed his six-horse field, winning the second of two $95,000 Miller Lite Cleveland Classic divisions for three-year-old open pacers on Saturday night (Aug. 16) at Northfield Park in 1:50.2. The mile, over the half-mile track, equalled the world record for his age, sex and gait, was an all-age track record and shaved nearly two full seconds off Allamerican Captor's previous...
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Crowned in Yonkers elim

on 08/18/2003 8:00 PM
Macs Crown K (Wally Hennessey) easily dominated the first, and fastest, of two $56,204 Yonkers Trot eliminations on Saturday night (Aug. 16) at Yonkers Raceway. Sent off as the favourite, Macs Crown K led gate-to-wire from the rail, posting a four-and-a-half length victory over Solicitor Hanover in 1:58. Ben-Him was third in the event for three-year-old open trotters, the second leg of the Trip...
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Repeat win for Vangogh

on 08/18/2003 8:00 PM
Three-year-old trotting colt JM Vangogh captured his second consecutive $130,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Final title with a classic come-from-behind effort at Flamboro Downs on Sunday evening (Aug. 17). The Earl - Queen Tut son and Hall of Fame horseman Ron Waples waited patiently while Jayport Express carved out early fractions of :28.2 and :58.3 before yielding to favourite Meadowview Sunny...
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OSS Gold for Sauble

on 08/18/2003 8:00 PM
Two-year-old pacing colt Sauble Jackson captured his first $130,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Final at Flamboro Downs Sunday night (Aug. 17). The Northern Luck - Sauble Evelyn son and driver Stephen Byron delivered a flawless front end performance, beating favourite Groovie Day to the front from post four, to score the 1:56.3 victory by one and three-quarter lengths. Ultra consistent Daylon Boy...
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Two world records set

on 08/17/2003 8:00 PM
Chevie Duramax led the world record speed parade at Springfield Thursday in the $60,000 finals of the Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes. The 2-year-old gelded son of Armbro Mackintosh romped to a 1:50.3 victory by 3 1/4 lengths over M L’s Boy. Tony Morgan was in the bike for trainer Ronnie Guhy and owner Lloyd Arnold, who bought the colt from breeder Clyde Stevens last Friday after the geld...
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Merit Badge earned in KYSS

on 08/17/2003 8:00 PM
Merit Badge’s gate-to-wire score in 1:58.2 was the fastest of four Kentucky Standardbred Sales Company divisions for two-year-old trotting fillies contested Friday night (Aug. 15) at the new Indiana Downs. Dave Palone drove the Chris Beaver trainee to the three-and-a-half length victory over Would Workout. Miss Athens was third. The win in the $79,175 test, the third of the four divisions...
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Fool made in the Shade

on 08/17/2003 8:00 PM
Kissed By A Fool won the fastest of two $74,175 divisions of the Shady Daisy for three-year-old pacing fillies Saturday afternoon (Aug. 16) at Freehold Raceway. Brian Sears piloted Kissed By A Fool, the race favourite, to a 1:54.4, wire-to-wire score for trainer Joe Holloway. Reach For Eternity was one length back in second. Ciano was third. In the other division, driver Ron Pierce converted...
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Blue in Molly Pitcher

on 08/17/2003 8:00 PM
Overwhelming favourite Rainbow Blue (Ron Pierce) was the fastest winner of three $39,168 divisions of the Molly Pitcher for two-year-old pacing fillies contested Saturday afternoon (Aug. 16) at Freehold Raceway. Ron Pierce drove the George Teague trainee to a 1:56.2 victory that was two-and-a-quarter lengths better than Cajun Laagacy. Gussie Herman was third. L Dees Val and Stephane Bouchard...
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Sears in Smullin

on 08/17/2003 8:00 PM
Driver Brian Sears won two of three Smullin divisions for two-year-old open pacers and was second in the other division on Saturday night (Aug. 16) at Rosecroft Raceway. Sears steered both Western Hot Shot and Real Rusty to 1:53.4 scores and then finished behind Santastics Pan while driving Skydancer Hanover in the final test, which went in 1:53.1. Both Real Rusty and Western Hot Shot broke ...
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Yonkers Trot elims set

on 08/16/2003 8:00 PM
There will be no Triple Crown winner this year, but several Hambletonian starters and one filly--second-place Oaks finisher Rapid Rail--will be among the 17 starters in two $56,204 Yonkers Trot eliminations on Saturday (Aug. 16). The fields and morning-line odds are: First elim 1--Mac’s Crown K 5-2 2--Ben-Him 8-1 3--Arapa Victory 12-1 4--Solicitor Hanover 9-2 5--Ringside Devil 5-1 6...
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Rapid Rail takes on boys

on 08/16/2003 8:00 PM
After driving Rapid Rail to a second-place finish in the Hambletonian Oaks, owner and trainer Bob Krivelin has put up a new driver and entered her as the lone filly against the boys in the Yonkers Trot elims on Saturday (Aug. 16). It was an easy decision, says Krivelin. He wasn’t worried about the colts and he knew she was strong on a half-mile track (she won her division of the Lady Suff...
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Rapid Dialing heads Fox

on 08/16/2003 8:00 PM
For only the sixth time in Fox Stakes history, the classic Hoosier event will split into two divisions as 19 two-year-old colt pacers will vie for the 77th crown on Saturday afternoon (Aug. 16) at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Wilson elim winner Rapid Dialing heads up the first $62,650 division, along with Peyote, winner of a Review Stakes in Springfield on Monday (Aug. 11). The second $63,...
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Confederation Cup drawn

on 08/16/2003 8:00 PM
At a media luncheon held at Flamboro Downs Thursday afternoon (Aug. 14), the post position draw took place for their signature event--the Confederation Cup. Seventeen horses drew into two $40,000(C) eliminations with the first four horses from each elimination qualifying for the rich $558,000(C) final. Quality Western, fresh off his 1:50.2 win in the Oliver Wendell Holmes at the Meadowlands on ...
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Rx for half-mile success

on 08/16/2003 8:00 PM
Dr. Drew has been installed the 5-2 morning line choice in the first of two $95,000 Cleveland Classic divisions at Northfield Park Saturday night (Aug. 16) and trainer Joe Seekman believes the 3-year-old colt warrants that honor. "He's really feeling good and seems like he's peaking at the right time," said Seekman from his Michigan farm. "This horse likes to race every week. He throws his bett...
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Two Budd's for you

on 08/16/2003 8:00 PM
Seventeen 3-year-old colt pacers have been entered into Sunday's (Aug. 17) Confederation Cup at Flamboro Downs, including a pair from trainer Bill Budd's barn. Budd has dropped the names of Sir Luck and Famous Seelster into the box, while Boulder Creek will remain on the sidelines. Famous Seelster has been supplemented for $25,000 into the race, which will have same-day elims and a $558,000(C) ...
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Pacing Derby a go

on 08/16/2003 8:00 PM
Tonight's (Aug. 16) live standardbred racing program at Woodbine will run as scheduled, meaning the $824,000 final of the Canadian Pacing Derby will go ahead. Woodbine had cancelled both its Thursday and Friday night cards due to the power blackout and had debated cancelling the Saturday night card, too. However, a decision was made this morning to go ahead with both the afternoon thoroughbred car...
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NJSS at Freehold

on 08/16/2003 8:00 PM
Grissini, driven by Ron Pierce won the fastest of two $22,500 New Jersey Sires Stakes (NJSS) divisions for two-year-old pacing colts held Friday afternoon (Aug. 15) at Freehold Raceway. Pierce pulled from the pocket just past the three-quarter pole and Grissini rumbled to a 1:56 victory for trainer Brett Pelling, two-and-a-half lengths ahead of Windage Hanover (David Miller). Favourite My Roomi...
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