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Scooby Doo in Arden Downs

on 08/10/2003 8:00 PM
Scooby Doo Hanover, a 3-year-old colt by Sierra Kosmos, won his Arden Downs division for trotters with a front-stepping 1:56.4 mile. Driven by trainer Todd Schadel, Scooby Doo Hanover posted his fifth win of the season in 11 starts. He has finished second in all but one of his other trips to the post. Schadel, Roger Stambaugh and Arnold Shaw, who handles public relations for Hempt Farm, own ...
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Speed at Springfield

on 08/10/2003 8:00 PM
Live Out Loud, a 2-year-old pacing colt by Art's Conquest out of the stakes-winning Illinois filly Incredashell p,2, 1:54.3 ($248,067), was the fastest winner of the day of Illinois State Fair Stakes elims at Springfield, Ill., Friday (Aug. 8). Live Out Loud turned in a 1:52.4 effort to take honors as the fastest of the day. The colt is owned by M&M Harness Racing LLC and Dave McCaffrey, who al...
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More speed at Springfield

on 08/10/2003 8:00 PM
With Illinois' finest 3-year-old pacers and trotters sharing the spotlight in Illinois State Fair Colt Stake eliminations Saturday afternoon, the best was saved for the 13th and final event. That's when Michael Polansky's Definitely Maybe made sure his rivals knew who was best with an impressive win in a season's best of 1:50.3. After getting shut out through the first 12 races, Hall Of Famer D...
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30-1 longshot wins Gold

on 08/10/2003 8:00 PM
Jasper Avenue delivered an outstanding performance at Woodbine Racetrack on Friday evening (Aug. 8) to capture her first ever $130,000 Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Gold Final victory. Paul MacDonell, who picked up the drive on the Bill Robinson trainee in last week's elimination, helped the three-year-old daughter of Village Jasper - Lobro Xanadu nose out heavily-favoured pacer Burning Point in ...
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Sand Vic in Arden Downs

on 08/08/2003 8:00 PM
Five Arden Downs divisions were required for 2-year-old colt trotters at The Meadows Thursday night (Aug. 7), and Sand Vic, a son of Mr. Vic-Cindy Q, was the fastest winner with his 1:59.1 score. Jim Arledge Jr. trains Sand Vic for owner Bill Sanders. The colt has now won four of six starts. "He might race next in the Simpson," said Arledge of the colt's schedule. "I'd like to keep him tight go...
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Bill Capone dies

on 08/08/2003 8:00 PM
Bill Capone, 83, a longtime Standardbred owner and breeder, died Tuesday (Aug. 5) at his home in Eighty Four, Pa. With his wife Alvira, Capone owned such notables as Stalwart Hanover. His homebred 3-year-old Tag N Win was scheduled to compete in an Arden Downs stakes Friday night (Aug. 8).
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Amigo Hall bro' scratched

on 08/08/2003 8:00 PM
Five days after his big brother Amigo Hall won the Hambletonian, the 2-year-old colt Great Challenger was scheduled to make his career debut in an Arden Downs division at The Meadows. However, the colt never made it behind the gate in the Thursday (Aug. 7) contest after he was scratched sick. “We’ve had a little bit of sickness going through the barn and he came up with a temperatur...
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NJSS for 2yo filly pacers

on 08/08/2003 8:00 PM
San Sophia, an Artsplace filly, and Allamerican Raquel, a daughter of Life Sign, won two New Jersey Sire Stakes divisions for 3-year-old filly pacers Friday (Aug. 8) at Freehold Raceway. San Sophia won her race in 1:54.4 for driver Luc Ouellete and trainer Bill Robinson. The 4-5 betting favorite Shake Away faded and finished third. Allamerican Raquel, trained by Jeff Stafford and driven by G...
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Whatanartist ready to win?

on 08/07/2003 8:00 PM
Trainer Jim Campbell says Whatanartist, the fastest 3-year-old pacing colt this season with a mark of 1:49, is ready for the Adios despite a tired fifth-place finish in last Saturday’s Holmes at the Meadowlands. “He came out of the race (Holmes) in good shape,” said Campbell of Whatanartist. “That kind of racing (on the front end, the trip the colt got in the Holmes) wor...
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Arden Downs at Meadows

on 08/07/2003 8:00 PM
Artbitration, a 2-year-old daughter of Artiscape, was an 11-1 upset winner in the fastest of five Arden Downs divisions at The Meadows Tuesday night (Aug. 5). With Pat Berry driving for trainer Norm Parker, Artbitration got up in the final strides to edge Front Page News and odds-on choice Kerosene Artist in a career-best 1:54.4. Other filly pace winners were: Ice Scupture (Brian Sears, 1:56...
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Darling says he's ready

on 08/07/2003 8:00 PM
Coming off a strong third-place effort against older horses at Woodbine Racetrack last Saturday (Aug. 2), trainer Jack Darling believes Jr. Mint, earlier this year ranked as the top Standardbred, is ready to take on some of the continent’s best 3-year-old pacers in the Adios Saturday (Aug. 9) at The Meadows. Jr. Mint was beaten a length to Not Demott in the 1:49.1 conditioned contest, pac...
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LA Gold in Windsor

on 08/07/2003 8:00 PM
Los Angeles captured her first $130,000 Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Gold Series Final at Windsor Raceway on Wednesday night (Aug. 6), hitting the wire one-fifth-of-a-second shy of the two-year-old pacing filly track record shared by OSS superstars Odies Fame and Precious Delight. Driver Chris Christoforou piloted Los Angeles (Camluck—Witchtree) to a two-length victory in a very impressive...
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Zweig Draws Two Divisions

on 08/07/2003 8:00 PM
The Dr. Harry Zweig Memorial Trot, raced for the first time at Rockingham Park this year, drew two divisions on Saturday, Aug. 9, with program's first post at 1:05 p.m. Carl and Rod Allen, who have had great success in the race in recent years with winners CR Kinetic, CR Navigator and CR Renegade, will send out three starters: Holy Guacamolie, Vrahos and CR Audacious. In the $131,037 first d...
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Croghan hopes for calamity

on 08/07/2003 8:00 PM
If Calamatty Jane can earn a check in her $52,119 division of the Adioo Volo for 3-year-old filly pacers at The Meadows Friday night (Aug. 8), she will become the sixth son or daughter out of the dam Jazzie Almahurst to bank more than $100,000. Drawing into what is arguably to be the easiest of three divisions, Calamatty Jane will still have her work cut out for her as she comes into the contest w...
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Blue Jacket buzzes

on 08/07/2003 8:00 PM
Three $20,000 Ohio Sire Stakes divisions for 2-year-old colt trotters headlined the Thursday night (Aug. 7) card at Scioto Downs, with SA Blue Jacket strolling to a 10-length win in 1:59.4. The Overcomer gelding was driven to his third straight victory and his career best by Jeff Fout. He is trained by Jeff Green. Winning his OSS division by five lengths was Full Count, directed by Don McKirgan...
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Elmira's feeling Groovie

on 08/06/2003 8:00 PM
Groovie Day, a 2-year-old son of Gothic Dream, won the sixth annual $200,000(C) Battle of Waterloo at Elmira Raceway on Monday afternoon (Aug. 4). Driven by Mike Saftic, Groovie Day won by five lengths over Our Lucky Killean in 1:56.2. Groovie Day is trained by Bill Budd and owned by Cliff Siegel's C & I Siegel Racing Stable. It was those same connections who last year sent out Battle of Waterl...
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Kudos to Warkentin

on 08/06/2003 8:00 PM
Meadowlands announcer Ken Warkentin, a participant on harnessracing.com's panel that tried to handicap the Hambletonian, came through with flying colors by picking the winning Amigo Hall as his choice. Of the many "experts" polled by harnessracing.com, none were able to come up with the winner besides Warkentin, who also made his choice known on the CBS television broadcast as the horses were lini...
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Lewis at the Hambo

on 08/06/2003 8:00 PM
Although the outcome wasn't what he had hoped for, long-time horseman Gary Lewis was at the Meadowlands to watch the Hambletonian Saturday, Aug. 2. Lewis was there as a guest of Ted Gewertz, who Lewis trained horses for in the past and a co-owner of the beaten Hambo favorite Power To Charm. "It's been so long that I don't even remember my last Hambletonian," said Lewis while standing in front o...
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Larry Remmen improving

on 08/06/2003 8:00 PM
Horseman Larry Remmen's health is improving after suffering from a bleeding ulcer. Remmen's brother, Ray, was with the stable's horses racing at the Meadowlands on Hambo Day, but Ray added that Larry was on the grounds of the Big M, handling the "P.R." side of things for the stable. The Remmen Stable's 2-year-old trotting colt Yankee Elegance finished second in the Peter Haughton Memorial Tr...
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Marion’s maiden Golden

on 08/06/2003 8:00 PM
Veteran Ontario Sires Stakes reinsman Dave Wall took full advantage of his inside post at Elmira Raceway on Monday afternoon (Aug. 4), piloting Meadowview Marion to her first win in a $130,000 Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Gold Final. Wall sent the two-year-old trotting filly straight to the front from Post 1 and she led at every call, narrowly holding off a late charge by Fiesty Kindof Luv. It to...
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