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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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Horsemen word of day: Fore!

on 12/02/2003 7:00 PM
It's not a foursome of Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh, Phil Mickelson and Sergio Garcia, but a quartet of horsemen Joe Holloway, John Campbell, Brett Bittle and Steve Elliott on the golf course makes for a pretty competitive bunch. The four, along with eight others, including Jack Darling, Dan Creighton and Dan Bittle, are participating this week in a Florida golf outing sponsored by Yankeeland Farms. ...
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Mich. voters OK track

on 12/02/2003 7:00 PM
Voters in Romulus, Mich., on Tuesday (Dec. 2) passed two separate proposals to allow the building of a racetrack and a casino in the city, located just northwest of Detroit and home to Metro airport. The racetrack proposal passed with 53 percent support, 2,664-2,343. The casino proposal passed with 57 percent support, 2,879-2,211. Magna Entertainment Corp. recently purchased 212 acres to build ...
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Turn outs in Kentucky

on 12/02/2003 7:00 PM
It's vacation time for many of harness racing's top performers. While the sunny and warm climates are reserved for when they go back to work, these stars are enjoying the cooler weather and large paddocks on Bluegrass breeding farms. Undefeated Breeders Crown winner Cantab Hall 2,1:56.1 ($461,337) has been turned out at Brittany Farm. Joining him there is Fan Hanover Stakes winner Remember When...
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Stroke Play to Sweden

on 12/01/2003 7:00 PM
The Swedish horseman Stig H. Johansson is expected to soon be training Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Filly Trot champion Stroke Play. Johansson had already increased his stable for next season with the arrival of the top international trotter Rotation, a son of Balanced Image-Expressway Hanover, and the 3-year-old filly Glide About (Yankee Gilde), which was purchased by Natan Schlachet (the Top Spi...
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French trotter back racing

on 12/01/2003 7:00 PM
The 5-year-old French-bred horse Kaisy Dream (Extreme Dream-Daisy Chain, by Speedy Somolli) stood at stud in Canada during the 2003 breeding season, but he's now back racing in France. Kaisy Dream tried the monté trot (for horses racing under saddle) Monday (Dec. 1). He was perfectly "ridden" by Louis Baudron, who saved energy as long as possible but had him under fire for the last furlong...
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Taser Gun has surgery

on 12/01/2003 7:00 PM
Taser Gun, a winner of $898,380, underwent surgery for colic at the University of Illinois recently. "He'll be out of action for some time, but thank goodness it wasn't as serious as we originally thought," said Bob Walker, who trains the 8-year-old gelding. "He's chomping at the bit to get back to work, but the vet says he still needs a little more time to make sure everything is healed up pro...
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Changes for 2004 BC

on 11/30/2003 7:00 PM
The Breeders Crown events for 2 and 3 year olds will return to Canada in 2004 while the Open Crown events will come back to The Meadowlands. The Hambletonian Society, which owns and administers the Breeders Crown, announced that the schedule followed for several years prior to 2003 will be resumed. The 2- and 3-year-old colt and filly events will be raced at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto in lat...
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Pans Culottes Upsets

on 11/28/2003 7:00 PM
Pans Culottes spolied Kikikatie's bid for a perfect season with an upset victory in the $470,000 Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Filly Pace in 1:54.3. Driven by Danel Dube for trainer Ben Wallace and owner Bob Glazer, Pans Culottes came first over after the :55.2 half and locked up with the favored Kikikatie at the 1:25.1 third quarter. The two continued in a stride-for stride battle through the stre...
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Forever Starlet scores

on 11/28/2003 7:00 PM
Forever Starlet, with David Miller driving, swept three wide off cover in the final turn then chased down pace-setting Missive Hanover and drew off under a hand drive for a two-length victory in the $480,000 2-Year-Old Filly Trot in 1:57.4. Missive Hanover and Jim Doherty grabbed the lead at the start and opened with fractions of :28 and :56.4. Meanwhile, Miller moved Forever Starlet off the ra...
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Cantab Hall perfect

on 11/28/2003 7:00 PM
Cantab Hall didn't let anyone get close to him in the lane and spoil his perfect season, drawing off to win the $420,000 2-Year-Old Colt Trot by open lengths in 1:56.4. Mike Lachance hustled the son of Self Possessed out from post one and let the fast-starting Uncle Vernon and Jack Baggitt Jr. take the field to the quarter in :27.3. But once on the backstretch, Lachance hustled his charge into ...
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No Pan Intended wins

on 11/28/2003 7:00 PM
No Pan Intended added the $542,500 Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Colt Pace to his Triple Crown title, but not without a couple of battles. David Miller settled No Pan Intended fourth in the first turn. Then, after an opening quarter in :27.2, he hustled the son of Pacific Fella into the lead. But following on his heels was Pronger and Ron Pierce. The half was reached in :55.1 and Pronger tried to g...
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Stroke Play prevails

on 11/28/2003 7:00 PM
Favored Stroke Play took a big step toward sealing up divisional honors with a 1:55.2 victory in the $500,000 Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Filly Trot. Brian Sears was in the bike as Stroke Play settled fifth through opening fractions of :28.1 and :56.3. He then tipped the Yankee Glide lass to the outside behind the cover of Lexus Hall. The latter moved past Pizza Dolce at the 1:26.1 three quarters...
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Burning Point in a photo

on 11/28/2003 7:00 PM
Burning Point held of defending Breeders Crown champion Armbro Amoretto in a photo finish and captured the $670,000 Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Filly Pace in 1:51.4. Kevin Wallis was in the bike as Burning Point sat second through an opening quarter in :27.4, then swiftly moved past C C Spice and John Campbell and to the lead. That left Please Me Please and David Miller first-over and providing c...
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I Am A Fool in 1:52.2

on 11/28/2003 7:00 PM
I Am A Fool put away Modern Art, his arch rival for divisional honors, in mid stretch and captured the $540,000 Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Colt Pace in 1:52.2. Both colts were in mid-pack through the first turn and past the quarter in :27.2. Modern Art and David Miller were the first to move first-over and as they did I Am A Fool and Ron Pierce followed. After the :56.1 half Modern Art swift...
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Mr Muscleman in 1:54.2

on 11/28/2003 7:00 PM
Mr. Muscleman and Ron Pierce swept into the lead at the half and went on to a 1:54.2 victory in the $585,000 Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Colt. Mr. Muscleman ended a series of lead changes when he charged into the lead after the half in :57 and immediately opened a three-length lead on the field. The three quarters was passed in 1:25.2 with Hambletonian winner Amigo Hall charging uncovered on the ...
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Big Payday for Cammie

on 11/25/2003 7:00 PM
Eternal Camnation has had a lot of big paydays over her spectacular career, but on Monday, Nov. 24, she had her biggest. In winning the $250,000 Classic Series final at Dover Downs, Eternal Camnation--the first pacing mare to surpass the $3 million mark in earnings--also secured a $250,000 bonus, thus giving her connections $375,000 for her effort. Prior to that, the 6-year-old mare's biggest chec...
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Classic win by Cammie

on 11/24/2003 7:00 PM
Driver Eric Ledford had to pull Eternal Camnation's ear plugs going to the half to clear Bunny Lake, yet "Cammie" still had something left to step by Always Cam in the 1 1/4-mile Classic Distaff Monday night (Nov. 24) at Dover Downs. Bunny Lake, driven by John Stark Jr., quickly took the lead and passed the first quarter in a comfortable :29 before Ledford headed for the lead with Eternal Camna...
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Ashlee's Big Guy upsets

on 11/24/2003 7:00 PM
The $250,000 Classic Open was won in an upset by Ashlee's Big Guy, a 45-1 shot, who came flying up the homestretch after an off-the-pace journey. He won over another late closer, Royal Mattjesty, in 2:24.1 for the 1 1/4 miles after the mile was clocked in 1:53.3. Mini Me was the early leader but tired even though he didn't face pressure until the middle of the race. Peruvian Hanover, Cheyenne R...
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Scully FBI upsets too

on 11/24/2003 7:00 PM
Scully FBI, a 6-1 shot, won the $250,000 Classic Oaks for trotting mares over Gypsy Balance while the betting favorite Windylane Hanover rallied from last in the field to take third. The time of the race was 2:27.1. Cameron Hall, last year's top 3-year-old filly trotter, took the early lead but was never a factor later in the mile. Scully FBI is a 5-year-old daughter of SJ's Photo. She post...
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