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Kentucky stakes elims

on 09/08/2003 8:00 PM
Newtown and driver Markus Johansson took on pacesetter CR V Eight (Jeff Fout) through the final turn and drew away in the stretch to win the first elimination of the Kentucky Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colt trotters at The Red Mile on Saturday night (Sept. 6). The 1:57.3 victory was just the second of the year for the son of Conway Hall. Just three starts back he was competing in a $20,000 clai...
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Fool’s Goal to defend title

on 09/08/2003 8:00 PM
Fresh off his Breeders Crown victory Fool's Goal won his $55,000(C) elimination for the Maple Leaf Trot in 1:54.2 on Saturday night (Sept. 6) at Mohawk and should be the favorite to defend his title next Saturday. Regular driver Jack Moiseyev directed the 8-year-old gelding over local hero Abbey Road C, who was third in the Breeders Crown. HP Paque won wire-to-wire in 1:54.1 in his elim, rat...
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Hambo champ up for second

on 09/08/2003 8:00 PM
Mohawk's 11-race card on Saturday (Sept. 6) featured 10 stakes. Among those was the $132,920(C) Simcoe for 3-year-old trotters won by Captain Brady in 1:54 pacesetting fashion. Hambletonian champ Amigo Hall, making his first start since that Aug. 2 victory, flew up the stretch from the back of the pack to grab second. The other $130,920(C) division was upset by Jimmy Takter's Stand Strong, who ...
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Art’s Chip strong in Preview

on 09/08/2003 8:00 PM
After passing under the wire to win in 1:52.3 in his $75,000 Jug Preview division, trainer-driver Mark Evers reached up and patted Art's Chip on the rump. The pair will be going to the Little Brown Jug. Racing over the Scioto five-eighths was a little test for Art's Chip, who has raced exclusively on two-turn ovals. After the mile Evers said he was happy with how the Artsplace colt handled the ...
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Palone sweeps PASS finals

on 09/08/2003 8:00 PM
Driver Dave Palone won all four $100,000 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes finals for 3 year olds on Saturday night (Sept. 6) at Pocono Downs. Palone's five percent commission on just those races--a mere $10,000. He started off with a 1:56.1 victory behind favored filly trotter Tagapine. The pair eased off the gate and were out for the lead early to win by 4 1/4 lengths over Fun At Parties and Fast Lane...
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Radar Sign edges Cruiser

on 09/08/2003 8:00 PM
New father Luc Ouellette directed the winners of all three divisions of New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old male pacers--all sons of Life Sign--at Freehold on Saturday afternoon (Sept. 6). He steered Radar Sign out of the pocket to top pacesetter Yankee Cruiser by a neck in 1:53 in the first division. The is owned by Newman Racing Stable, Jerry and Rosalie Silva and Sampson Street Stables. ...
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Nadia Lobell to Numeric

on 09/08/2003 8:00 PM
Numeric Hanover, a 3-year-old daughter of Real Artist, captured the $210,000 Nadia Lobell final at The Red Mile Monday night (Sept. 8) by a slim nose over Animated Art. The time of the mile was 1:51, lowering Numeric Hanover's lifetime mark from 1:53.1f. Dave Palone drove Numeric Hanover to the victory for trainer Bill Robinson. They enjoyed a two-hole trip for most of the mile while Animated A...
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Three Little Words a winner

on 09/08/2003 8:00 PM
Three Little Words, a 2-year-old filly by Conway Hall, won the $90,000 Lexington Breeders Classic Final Monday night (Sept. 8) at The Red Mile. With Chip Noble driving for trainer Charles Beaver, the filly took control of the race at about the quarter-mile mark and was never seriously threatened. She won by two lengths in 1:58. Whispering Spring, another Conway Hall filly, took second while To ...
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Tom Ridge wins at Mohawk

on 09/08/2003 8:00 PM
Tom Ridge kept his winning streak alive by snapping the three-race winning streak of Eilean Donon in an elimination for the Campbellville Monday night (Sept. 8) at Mohawk Racetrack. The $467,000 final is set for one week later. Tom Ridge, who was driven by trainer Jimmy Takter, trotted the mile in 1:56.4 and only got by Eilean Donon, an Angus Hall colt, in the final strides. Tom Ridge's rall...
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Big Q for No Pan Intended

on 09/08/2003 8:00 PM
No Pan Intended turned in a powerful qualifying effort at Scioto Downs Tuesday morning (Sept. 9), waltzing through a 1:53 mile that featured a last half in :55. With David Miller in the sulky for trainer Ivan Sugg, No Pan Intended rolled through fractions of :27.4, :58 and 1:26 before pacing a : 27 final quarter. No Pan Intended, a son of Pacific Fella, owned by the Peter Pan Stable of Ohio....
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Native a Jug starter

on 09/08/2003 8:00 PM
Owner David Scharf reports that plans call for Allamerican Native to be entered in the Little Brown Jug. The colt was sick when he raced in the Cane final and faded to third after leading through the early stretch. Scharf said Allamerican Native, the top ranked pacing colt going into the season, would likely train either Friday or Saturday morning before the draw. Scharf's other 3-year-old p...
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Modern Art qualifies

on 09/08/2003 8:00 PM
Woodrow Wilson winner Modern Art made his first start since winning the Meadowlands classic with a 1:55.4 mile in a qualifier at The Red Mile Tuesday morning. Trainer Joe Holloway was in the bike as the Artsplace colt ripped off fractions of :28.4, :57.3 and 1:27.1 en route to the open lengths victory over three other 2 year olds. Modern Art was turned out for 10 days after his Wilson triump...
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Indiana dates changes?

on 09/07/2003 8:00 PM
Hoosier Park and Indiana Downs filed their 2004 race dates requests with the Indiana Horse Racing Commission earlier this week. The proposed schedules are a mixed bag for the state's harness horsemen. Hoosier Park is requesting 130 total dates for 2004, 70 of which would comprise their 11th Standardbred meeting. This year the Anderson, Ind., racetrack conducted 120 days of racing; a 50-day harn...
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Champlains at Mohawk

on 09/07/2003 8:00 PM
Character Counts and Glowing Report paced to 1:53.2 victories Friday night (Sept. 5) at Mohawk Racetrack, the fastest of four Champlain Stakes divisions for 2-year-old fillies. Character Count posted a 9-1 upset score in the opening $89,474(C) split, with Rick Zeron directing the Shady Character lass to her second career triumph. Cheapertokeepher (Chris Christoforou) and Economic Clout (Paul Ma...
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Three Jug Preview splits

on 09/06/2003 8:00 PM
There will be three divisions of the Jug Preview at Scioto Downs Saturday night (Sept. 6). The purse for each race will be $75,000. From the rail out, the fields for each division follows: First division-- Scoobycantoo, Look Both Ways, Cool Flying Fun, Art's Chip, Make A Success, Town Bullet and Brando Blue Chip. Second division--Coastocoast Yankee, Stock Market Wiz, First Foxy, Preslash, Dr. D...
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Yankee Cruiser in NJSS

on 09/06/2003 8:00 PM
North America Cup winner Yankee Cruiser returns to action Saturday (Sept. 6) at Freehold Raceway in a New Jersey Sire Stakes. Yankee Cruiser, who missed the cut for the Cane final when he finished fifth in his elim, will start from post three in a six-horse field. Chicago's Andy Miller is scheduled to drive the colt. The rest of the field includes Pair Of Cards, Twofour Eight, Radar Sign, Wacky...
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PASS championships set

on 09/06/2003 8:00 PM
The Pennsylvania Sire Stakes championships for 3 year olds will be contested Saturday night (Sept. 6) at Pocono Downs. The first of the four $100,000 championships will be for 3-year-old filly trotters. The field is topped by Fast Lane K, a nine-time winner this season, who drew post seven. Trainer Charlie Norris will drive the filly who won the Hudson Filly Trot at Yonkers Raceway in her last ...
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Simcoe start for Amigo Hall

on 09/06/2003 8:00 PM
Hambletonian winner Amigo Hall has drawn post position 11 in the second of two Simcoe Stakes divisions at Mohawk Racetrack Saturday night (Sept. 6), the 3-year-old colt trotter's first race since winning the trotting classic on Aug. 2. Trainer Blair Burgess admits that Amigo Hall may not be in the same peak form for the Simcoe as he was at the Meadowlands for his Hambo victory, but he expects a go...
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Coastocoast preps for Jug

on 09/06/2003 8:00 PM
Trainer Dan Altmeyer has high hopes for Coastocoast Yankee, one of two colts he will start in the $75,000 divisions of the Jug Preview at Scioto Downs on Saturday (Sept. 6). "I was pretty easy on him early in the year. Now I've been a little tougher on him since he's gotten so good," explained Altmeyer of the Artsplace colt he co-owns. "I paid a lot of money for him ($120,000) so I staked him p...
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Pizza Dolce vs. Delmartha

on 09/05/2003 8:00 PM
Pizza Dolce and Delmartha, two of the top 3-year-old filly trotters in North America, will be squaring off in a Kentucky Sire Stakes elimination at The Red Mile Friday night (Sept. 5). Pizza Dolce, who has won one of six starts this year, will start from post eight while Delmartha, a winner of eight races with four runner-up finishes, will score from post nine. As usual, David Miller will drive...
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