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Canadian honor to Cammie

on 12/10/2003 7:00 PM
Eternal Camnation was named the Woodbine Entertainment circuit's Horse of the Year for 2003. The 6-year-old Cam Fella mare won her third Breeders Crown title at Woodbine this summer. Other award winners were: 2-Year-Old Filly Trotter--Peaceful Way 2-Year-Old Colt Trotter--In Conchnito 2-Year-Old Filly Pacer--Glowing Report 2-Year-Old Colt Pacer--Camelot Hall 3-Year-Old Filly Trotter--South...
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Allamerican Ingot moves

on 12/10/2003 7:00 PM
Kentuckiana Farms has announced that Allamerican Ingot, the son of Western Hanover-Incredible Margie who won the 2001 Woodrow Wilson, will be relocated to Hempt Farms in Mechanicsburg, Pa., for the 2004 breeding season. Kentuckiana Farms will remain the syndicate manager of the horse and along with Hempt Farms will manage his breeding career. Hempt Farms has acquired a significant interest in A...
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Winbak acquires Rustler

on 12/10/2003 7:00 PM
In more stud news, Joe and JoAnn's Thomson's Winbak Farm has purchased a majority interest in Rustler Hanover, a leading sire in the Ontario Sire Stakes program. Brittany Farms was previously an owner of the stallion and managed his stud career. Brittany sold its interest and turned the management of the horse over to Winbak. Several original syndicate members retained their shares in Rustler H...
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Gordon's Jin Ms. retired

on 12/09/2003 7:00 PM
Gordon's Jin Ms., one of the top pacing fillies the past two seasons, has been retired from racing by her owner, Craig McEvoy. McEvoy said he plans to breed Gordon's Jin Ms. to Western Ideal. She's a daughter of Real Artist, a son of Artsplace. Gordon's Jin Ms. set a world record of 1:51 at Pocono Downs this season and had won six races before becoming ill after competing in the Adioo Volo. She...
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Gingras named Rising Star

on 12/09/2003 7:00 PM
Yannick Gingras, 24, has been named the 2003 Rising Star of the Year by the U.S. Harness Writers Association (USHWA). Based at Yonkers Raceway in New York, Gingras has won 393 races this year (through Dec. 9), ranking him 15th overall. Gingras is a third-generation horseman from Sorel, Quebec. As Rising Star recipient he follows in the footsteps of fellow Quebec natives Stephane Bouchard, Danie...
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Seekman: Viva Las Vegas

on 12/08/2003 7:00 PM
A few days removed from this year’s Breeders Crown festivities at the Meadowlands, Michigan-based trainer Joe Seekman and his wife, Tina, traveled to Las Vegas as part of a large group of Wolverine State horsemen. They are still in Nevada, and although it’s usually the norm that “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” insider reports tell us that Seekman is doing pretty we...
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Books closed for top studs

on 12/08/2003 7:00 PM
It's the time of year when the racing season is wrapping up and breeders' thoughts have turned to booking their mares for the upcoming breeding season. The books for a couple of stallions are already closed. The books for Real Artist and Western Hanover are closed for the 2004 breeding season while a few bookings remain for Artsplace, who ranks as the sport's top money-winning sire of 2 and 3 y...
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Mich. VLTs get boost

on 12/08/2003 7:00 PM
Michigan Senate Majority Leader Ken Sikkema, who had previously opposed the introduction of legislation to approve video lottery terminals (VLTs) at the state's seven racetracks, is now being quoted as saying he will let the Senate vote on the bill. According to a report by Associated Press, a spokesman for Sikkema says the Republican no longer sees any reason to hold up on the vote on what is ...
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Matrons held at Dover

on 12/07/2003 7:00 PM
Radar Sign picked right up where he left off at Dover Downs when he wired the field in 1:52.4 in a $37,500 Matron elim at Dover Sunday (Dec. 7). Crystal Art won a second elim in 1:54.2 by a neck over the Ohio-sired colt Room And Board. Radar Sign had won the Bud Light Progress Pace Final in early November at Dover. Crystal Art, the other elim winner, is an unheralded Artsplace colt trained by S...
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Make It Brief fastest

on 12/07/2003 7:00 PM
Make It Brief was pushed by Art's Chip and needed a 1:52.4 effort to capture an elimination for the Provincial Cup Sunday night (Dec. 7) at Windsor Raceway. Make It Brief prevailed at the wire over Boulder Creek, with Art's Chip hanging on for third. Armbro Acquire was fourth to also advance. Another elim was taken by Escape The Wind, who was able to score with a more leisurely effort. He wo...
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Hazel's demolition continues

on 12/07/2003 7:00 PM
The demolition of Hazel Park Raceway's massive grandstand is fully underway. Last week the structure was weakened enough to let the roof and press box come crashing down. When it was first built in 1949, the grandstand consisted of only two floors, and that's what is currently left as the removal of the towering building remains on schedule. Demolition is expected to be complete by the end of t...
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Joseph McLoone dies

on 12/07/2003 7:00 PM
Joseph V. McLoone, who served as president of Harness Tracks of America in 1981, president of the U.S. Trotting Association from 1984-87, and was the longtime CEO of Freehold Raceway, died at his Florida home following a brief illness Friday, Dec. 6. He was 86. Mr. McLoone started at Freehold Raceway working in the publicity department and worked his way to title of chief operating officer. He ...
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Red Mile returns to days

on 12/07/2003 7:00 PM
The Red Mile has announced it will return to an all-afternoon schedule for the two-week Grand Circuit stop in 2004, with the Kentucky Futurity moving back to the closing day card on Saturday, Oct. 9. The past few years the track had raced the first week during the day and then the second week under the lights. The Kentucky Futurity had traditionally been held the last day of the meet until two ...
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Weather cancels cards

on 12/05/2003 7:00 PM
Racing was canceled at tracks along the East Coast as a winter storm blew through the area. That includes the Meadowlands, where rcing was canceled Friday and Saturday nights, along with all simulcasting. The weekend cancellations will hit stables and racetrcks hard. Trainer Mark Ford is hoping his stble will hit $3 million in earnings this year, and he lamented missing the weekend opportunitie...
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Harness men making bid

on 12/04/2003 7:00 PM
Joe Thomson, owner of WinbakFarms, is partnering with longtime Standardbred owner and former track operator Lloyd Arnold to make a bid for Rosecroft Raceway in Maryland. "Harness racing is our background, our passion, and our business," said Thomson. "Lloyd and I both have a deep commitment to Rosecroft to its rightful standing as one of the best tracks in North America." Thomson is a 25 per...
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Ontario’s New Track Opens

on 12/04/2003 7:00 PM
It is some five months until the start of live racing, but Grand River Raceway in Elora, ON will officially open for slot and simulcast business on Saturday (Dec. 6). On Thursday evening (Dec. 4), the $30 million racetrack unveiled its slot machine hall during a gala invitation-only VIP celebration. Much of the rest of the facility - which features a heavilly-banked half-mile track and a seco...
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Weather cancels cards

on 12/04/2003 7:00 PM
Racing was canceled at tracks along the East Coast as a winter storm blew through the area. That includes the Meadowlands, where racing was canceled Friday night and Saturday night. < br /> The weekend cancellations will hit stables and racetracks hard. Trainer Mark Ford is hoping his stable will hit $3 million in earnings this year and lamented missing the weekend opportunities, including a st...
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No Cup for No Pan

on 12/03/2003 7:00 PM
Owner Bob Glazer has told the Meadowlands media relations department that his stellar three-year-old pacing colt No Pan Intended will race no more. That means the Triple Crown-winning colt will skip both the Matron and Windsor Raceway's Provincial Cup and head straight to the breeding shed at Glengate Farms in Campbellville, ON.
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No Cup for No Pan

on 12/03/2003 7:00 PM
Although owner Bob Glazer said following No Pan Intended's Breeders Crown victory at the Meadowlands that he was considering supplementing the colt into the Provincial Cup at Windsor Raceway, he has decided against making the payment, bringing an end to a stellar racing campaign for the sophomore. That means the Triple Crown-winning colt will head straight to the breeding shed at Glengate Farms...
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Provincial Cup drawn

on 12/03/2003 7:00 PM
Although Triple Crown and Breeders Crown champ No Pan Intended was not entered into the $400,000 (est.) Provincial Cup at Windsor Raceway, Breeders Crown runner-up Escape The Wind was and he appears to be the favorite among the dozen 3-year-old pacers dropped into the box Thursday morning (Dec. 4). This year's cup will have two eliminations on Sunday night, Dec. 7, with the final slated for the...
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