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No elims for Lex stakes

on 09/05/2003 8:00 PM
The Lexington Breeders Classic for 2-year-old filly pacers will be raced without eliminations on Tuesday, Sept. 9. Eliminations were scheduled to be held Tuesday, Sept. 2, but a day-long rain forced cancellation of part of the card that night, and along with it two eliminations for the Breeders Classic. Among the entries is Mara's Mojo, a Jenna's Beach Boy filly who has won five of six starts a...
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It’s a boy!

on 09/05/2003 8:00 PM
Luc Ouellette and his wife Anita delivered their first child, a seven pound, eleven ounce baby boy, on Wednesday evening (Sept. 3) at 6:52 p.m. The couple, who did not know the gender of the child before its birth, were nonetheless expecting a girl and had a female name picked. But surprised by their blonde-haired, blue-eyed boy, they have yet to choose a name. Ouellette said he is not partial ...
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Southwind Allaire wins

on 09/05/2003 8:00 PM
Hambletonian Oaks champion Southwind Allaire picked up her fifth victory in 10 starts this season with a 1:56.3 score in a $122,853(C) division of a Simcoe Stakes at Mohawk Thursday night (Sept. 4). Driven by Chris Christoforou, Southwind Allaire used a second-over trip to launch her bid for a victory. Yankee Persuasion, a daughter of Mr. Vic, was second. In the second $122,853 split, EZ Pas...
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No PASS final for top filly

on 09/04/2003 8:00 PM
Gordon's Gin Ms., who set a world record of 1:51 in winning a Pennsylvania Sire Stakes leg at Pocono Downs earlier this summer, will not get a chance to win the $150,000 Sire Stakes championship at Pocono Saturday (Sept. 6). Gordon's Gin Ms. was scratched sick from the final PASS leg of the season at The Meadows on Friday (Aug. 29) and needed a win--and the points--to make the cut for the fina...
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Kadabra is retired

on 09/04/2003 8:00 PM
Reigning Trotter of the Year Kadabra has been retired from racing due to a suspensory ligament injury in his right hind leg. According to trainer Jimmy Takter, the 4-year-old Kadabra is at the University of Guelph Veterinary Hospital in Ontario recovering from the injury. After dominating his division in his home state of Illinois his 2-year-old season and earning $450,933 for his breeders and ...
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No Pan Intended wins Cane

on 09/03/2003 8:00 PM
No Pan Intended won the $331,000 Cane Pace at Freehold Raceway Monday afternoon, Sept. 1, capturing the first jewel of this year's pacing Triple Crown. With David Miller driving, No Pan Intended was able to duck back into the two hole approaching the far turn behind the pacesetting 1-5 favorite Allamerican Native and John Campbell. Down the stretch No Pan Intended was too much for his rival as ...
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Nadia Lobell elims

on 09/03/2003 8:00 PM
Remember When, fresh off a victory in the Fan Hanover at Woodbine on Aug. 23, captured the first of two $10,000 Nadia Lobell eliminations for 3-year-old filly pacers on Opening Day action at The Red Mile on Monday (Sept. 1). With Chris Christoforou driving, Remember When was a come-from-behind winner in 1:53, downing Animated Art and My Fantasy. The second Nadia Lobell elim went to Numeric H...
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Track record at Indiana

on 09/02/2003 8:00 PM
Trainer Peter Foley made the most of a lightning fast racing surface Saturday (Aug. 30) at Indiana Downs. The trainer sent out an entry in two open events, with each crossing the wire in record time. In the $10,000 Open Pace, Ricky Macomber made a late charge with Hidden Past to establish a new 1:51 record. “I didn’t think I had enough track to get there,” Macomber said after ...
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Cantab Hall wins Hayes

on 08/30/2003 8:00 PM
Cantab Hall remained unbeaten with a 1:56.2 mile in the second division of the Hayes Memorial Thursday afternoon at the DuQuoin State Fair. Mike Lachance drove the 2-year-old Self Possessed colt to his fourth victory in as many starts for owners Brittany Farms, Lindy Racing Stable, Jerry Silva and the Sampson Street Stable and trainer Ron Gurfein. Cantab Hall swept into the lead after three ...
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NYSS at Yonkers

on 08/30/2003 8:00 PM
Goodlookngirl and driver Jeff Gregory won the opening $35,896 New York Sire Stakes division for 3-year-old filly trotters at Yonkers Raceway Friday night (Aug. 29). Gregory directed the daughter of Giant Hit from the outside eight post to the 2:01.2 score, her second of the year in 10 starts. Also winning their respective $35,196 NYSS divisions were: Esta Kash (El Paso Kash), who won in 2:0...
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Fool's Goal takes inside

on 08/30/2003 8:00 PM
Trainer Jim Doherty has chosen the inside number one post position for Fool's Goal to defend his title in Saturday's (Aug. 30) $1 million (C) Breeders Crown Open Trot at Woodbine Racetrack. By winning his Crown elim last weekend, Fool's Goal's connections earned the right to pick their post, while the other nine finalists, including Rotation, who received a bye into the final as the richest entran...
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Metro trio for Fielding

on 08/30/2003 8:00 PM
The name John Fielding can be found on the ownership line of three of the 10 freshmen lining up behind the gate in Saturday night’s (Aug. 30) $1.1 million(C) Metro Pace at Woodbine Racetrack. Fielding is a co-owner of Dave Aint Here, Western Affluence and Osage Hanover, all conditioned by different trainers. “Western Affluence is a very fast and long-reaching horse and has got a gre...
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Breeders Crowns drawn

on 08/30/2003 8:00 PM
Post positions for Saturday night's (Aug. 30) Breeders Crown events at Woodbine Racetrack were drawn Tuesday night by defenseman Bryan Marchment of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Marchment helped draw the posts for the Open Pace and Mares Pace, but didn't participate in the Open Trot draw as teammate Mats Sundin is a co-owner of starter Rotation and he didn't want to "jinx" the horse. Here are the dr...
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World Trotting Derby drawn

on 08/30/2003 8:00 PM
Seven 3-year-old trotters, the smallest field in the history of the World Trotting Derby, will line up behind the gate in Saturday's (Aug. 30) 23rd renewal at Du Quoin, Ill. Included among the seven is Mighty Moses, whose connections paid a $25,000 supplemental fee, bringing the total purse to $550,000. Here is the field, in post position order: 1 Valiant Chip (Ron Marsh) 15-1 2 Mutineer (E...
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Landslide dies at 25

on 08/30/2003 8:00 PM
Landslide p,3, 1:54.1 ($162,835), the winner of the 1981 Adios for the Landslide Stable, was found dead in his paddock at a farm about 40 miles from Lexington, Ky., on Wednesday morning (Aug. 27). Landslide, who was 25, was born at Stoner Creek Stud in Paris, Ky. A partnership that included the horse's trainer-driver, Ed Lohmeyer, Bob Tucker of Stonegate Farm, John Stoddard, and Bill Simon, U.S...
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Lavern Hostetler hits mark

on 08/29/2003 8:00 PM
Lavern Hostetler, a 51-year-old Indiana native, drove his 3,500th career winner Wednesday night (Aug. 27) at Maywood Park. Hostetler guided his 2-year-old colt Armbro Barnes to a 1 1/2-length victory in 1:57.1. The winning Walter Tower offspring is also owned and trained by Hostetler. "I'm really thrilled to have won this race with this colt," Hostetler said. "He's b far the best horse I've eve...
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Champion On Ice dies

on 08/29/2003 8:00 PM
World champion Champion On Ice was humanely destroyed at the Delong Farm in Clinton, Wis., this past week, according to Maywood Park-based trainer Eric Plowman. Champion On Ice still holds the world record for a 3-year-old gelding on a mile track of 1:53.2, which he set at Springfield, Ill., in 1994. Plowman, who then worked as a caretaker for Dirk Simpson, had Champion On Ice in his care durin...
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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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