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Hefty consolation payoffs

on 08/02/2003 8:00 PM
For Allamerican Raquel, a 1:51.4 victory in the Mistletoe Shalee consolation for 3-year-old filles on Friday (Aug. 1) at the Meadowlands meant a $12,500 payday for her White Birch Farm owners. But the Life Sign filly also helped some of her backers walk away with heavier pockets. Send off at odds of 22-1, she paid $45.80 to win. Combined with second-place finisher Donkeys can talk, a 42-1 shot ...
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Indy OTB battle goes on

on 08/01/2003 8:00 PM
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) voted 3-2 earlier this week to deny a request on the part of Indiana Downs to ban Kentucky simulcasts. The Shelbyville, Ind., facility was hoping the action would lead to further negotiations with Kentucky horsemen, who currently block Kentucky signals from going to the track's Evansville satellite facility. Indiana Downs' petition would have made K...
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Ohio State Fair continues

on 08/01/2003 8:00 PM
Despite the 10 hole and a long journey up the outside of the field, Anita Rush won her 2-year-old filly pacing division in 1:55.3 as Ohio State Fair racing continued at Scioto Downs on Thursday (July 31). The Perfect Art filly owned by Craig Blatchford and Ashley Sutton had already won two Sire Stakes divisions and finished third in another before topping this first leg of the prestigious Ohio ...
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Red Mile opens with Nadia

on 07/31/2003 8:00 PM
The Red Mile kicks off its fall meet on Monday (Sept. 1) with a special Labor Day afternoon post time of 12:30 p.m. Two $10,000 Nadia Lobell eliminations for 3-year-old filly pacers highlight the card, along with Lexington Breeders Classic eliminations. Fan Hanover champion Remember When and Mistletoe Shalee runner-up Animated Art lead the Nadia Lobell starters. The first elim, in post posit...
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Cane Pace field set

on 07/31/2003 8:00 PM
Allamerican Native drew the rail and has been installed as the 7-5 morning-line favorite in the $331,000 Cane Pace final, the first jewel of the Triple Crown, on Monday afternoon (Sept. 1) at Freehold Raceway. John Campbell will be back in the bike after directing the colt to victory in his elimination. The other elim winner, No Pan Intended, drew the fifth post with David Miller up. Trainer Ji...
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New Zealander tops world

on 07/30/2003 8:00 PM
France's Pierre Vercruysse recorded three victories in four races in the fifth and final leg of the World Driving Championship (WDC) held Saturday night (July 26) at Woodbine, but it wasn't enough to claim the title of World champion. That honour goes to Mark Jones of New Zealand, who topped the event held all week in Canada. Jones carried a nine-point lead into the final leg, but being seventh...
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Third World Cup Trot Leg

on 07/30/2003 8:00 PM
The third leg of the 2003 World Cup Trot is tonight (Tuesday, July 29) at the Jaegersro track in Sweden and has a strong field racing for a winner's purse of $125,000. The field of horses and drivers in post position order is: Alesi OM (Italy)--Giampaolo Minnucci Human Behaviour (Sweden)--Erik Adielsson Bastian Birke (Denmark)--Seppo Kukkonen Intact Hornline (Netherlands)--Hugo Langeweg Rev...
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Problem hoof shelves Plesac

on 07/30/2003 8:00 PM
Trainer John Butenschoen reports that Plesac is on the shelf for a while with an unknown problem in his troublesome right-front hoof. "We thought it might be another abscess,"' he said, "but it looks like it might be something else." Butenschoen was hopeful that the Illinois-bred aged-trotting star will be able to return for the Breeders Crown and Maple Leaf Trot in Canada.
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$500,000 Oaks Draw

on 07/30/2003 8:00 PM
Luby, the Delvin Miller Memorial winner, has been named the 8-5 morning line favorite after the draw for the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks to be raced at the Meadowlands on Saturday, Aug. 2. The field, from the rail out, is: Rapid Rail, Luby, Sunday Yankee, Stroke Play, Frisky Fergi, Southwind Allaire, Malabar Malfemmena, Filly At Bigs, Delmartha and Pizza Dolce.
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Fame N Fortune in Haughton

on 07/30/2003 8:00 PM
The sire of Castle Of Fortune, part of the Bob Key-owned entry in the $440,000 Peter Haughton Memorial, isn't exactly a household name. The chestnut colt is by Fame N Fortune, a colt with a great pedigree, but a modest racing resume. Fame N Fortune's sire is Super Bowl and his dam is the mare BJ's Pleasure, who previously produced 1991 Hambletonian champ American Winner. Key bred Fame N Fortune...
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Art Major in thriller

on 07/29/2003 8:00 PM
Art Major and McArdle went to war yet again, but this time Art Major got the better of his nemesis in a scintillating $350,000 final of the U.S. Pacing Championship for older pacers on Saturday night (July 26) at the Meadowlands. Despite taking the 12-horse field to a :26 opening quarter, Art Major, driven by John Campbell, had enough left in the tank to pull off the victory. Art Major came ...
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Stafford NJSS vice chair

on 07/29/2003 8:00 PM
Veteran trainer Ben Stafford Sr. of Voorhees, N.J., has been chosen vice chairman by his fellow members of the New Jersey Sire Stakes Board of Trustees. Thomas A. D'Altrui was chosen chairman earlier this year. The Sire Stakes Board of Trustees is responsible for administration of the State Department of Agriculture program of races for 2- and 3-year-old pacers and trotters sired by registe...
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Wilson, Sweetheart set

on 07/28/2003 8:00 PM
I Am A Fool and Rapid Dialing captured their respective elimination races Thursday night (July 24) for the $640,000 Woodrow Wilson for 2-year-old colt pacers on Aug. 1 at the Meadowlands. I Am A Fool moved up first-over against favored Modern Art and wore that colt down in the lane to draw off to a 2 1/4-length, 1:52.2 victory. Ron Pierce directed the son of Life Sign who was recently purchased...
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Amoretto tops Mistletoes

on 07/28/2003 8:00 PM
Armbro Amoretto improved to six wins in nine 2003 starts on Friday night (July 25) at the Meadowlands when she won the fastest of three $25,000 Mistletoe Shalee eliminations at the Meadowlands. The three-year-old pacing filly, owned by Big Al's Stable of Thornhill, ON and trained by Ontario's David Smith, led gate-to-wire and posted a one-length victory over Animated Art in 1:51.3. Shake Away w...
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Dolce, Luby, Rail in Oaks

on 07/28/2003 8:00 PM
Pizza Dolce, the U.S. two-year-old trotting filly of the year in 2002, rebounded from a series of early-season mishaps to handily win the third and final elimination of the Hambletonian Oaks in 1:55.1 Saturday afternoon (July 26) at the Meadowlands. David Miller drove Pizza Dolce to victory. It was the first win in four 2003 starts for the three-year-old daughter of Conway Hall - Peace A Pie, w...
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Charming in Hambletonian

on 07/28/2003 8:00 PM
And then there were 10. The finalists for trotting’s ultimate prize were determined Saturday afternoon (July 26) at the Meadowlands in three eliminations for the Hambletonian for three-year-olds. The finalists are: Malabar Millennium, Power To Charm, Bebop, Sugar Trader, Penn Pronto, Macs Crown K, Muscle King, Smooth Glide, Amigo Hall and the richest fourth-place finisher, Incredible H...
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Moni tops Can. Breeders

on 07/28/2003 8:00 PM
Showing no ill effects from a month off due to sickness, For The Luva Moni picked up where she left off with a comfortable wire-to-wire victory on Saturday night (July 26) at Woodbine in one of four Canadian Breeders Championship finals. The chestnut daughter of Balanced Image - Photo For Home won the $103,884 final for three-year-old trotting fillies by one-and-a-quarter lengths over Queen Of ...
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Cruisin’ in Chicago

on 07/28/2003 8:00 PM
North American Cup winner Yankee Cruiser recorded a characteristic come-from-behind victory in the $280,000 final of the American-National for three-year-old pacing colts on Saturday night (July 26) at Balmoral Park. The favoured son of Artiscape - A Yankee Classic sat eighth through the first half of the race, but driver Dean Magee had the colt out and moving by the three-quarter pole. Yankee ...
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Woolworth celebration at Hall

on 07/27/2003 8:00 PM
On Friday, Aug. 1 at 11:30 a.m., a Celebration of the Life of Norman S. Woolworth will be held at The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame in Goshen, NY. A reception will follow. All whose lives have been touched by this remarkable and captivating friend and significant member of the sport are invited to attend. For additional information please call (845) 294-6330.
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Hambletonian elims set

on 07/27/2003 8:00 PM
Twenty-eight 3-year-old trotters have been entered into this year's $1 million Hambletonian at the Meadowlands, with pre-race favorite Power To Charm drawing post four in the second of three eliminations. Defending divisional champ Pizza Dolce drew post six in her elimination for the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks for 3-year-old filly trotters. With 24 names dropped into the box, three elimination ...
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