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Gold at Mohawk

on 11/01/2003 7:00 PM
Two Ontario Sire Stakes Gold finals were contested at Mohawk Racetrack Saturday night (Nov. 1). Serious Comfort, a 2-year-old pacing filly sired by Precious Bunny, won her event in 1:52.3 over Invitro. Ifhallscouldtalk, sired by Angus Hall, took the 2-year-old filly trot, winning by five lengths in 1:58. In other Mohawk action, the trck was fast as Camystic won a Preferred in 1:50.2. The 2001 H...
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Abe Lincoln at Maywood

on 10/31/2003 7:00 PM
Two $70,000 divisions of the Abe Lincoln stakes for 2-year-old pacing colts were held at Maywood Park Friday night (Oct. 31) as part of the Windy City undercard. The winners were Live Out Loud and Droppin'thehammer. Live Out Loud, an Illinois-sired colt driven by Tony Morgan, won his division in 1:53.3 after a fast first-half battle (:26.3 and :55.4) took out the favorite, Western Affluence. Da...
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Battles in 3yo Grassroots

on 10/30/2003 7:00 PM
A total of $400,000 is on the line at Flamboro Downs on Sunday (Nov. 2) as the top three-year-old Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Grassroots competitors return to the Dundas, ON oval to compete in their season-ending Championships. “It will be a lot tougher this week, especially going for $100,000. Everybody will be putting the pedal to the metal,” says trainer Joe Stutzman, who sends Se...
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Allamerican Captor wins

on 10/30/2003 7:00 PM
The half-mile specialist Allamerican Captor took control of the $335,000 Windy City Pace earlier and defeated Triple Crown champ No Pan Intended in 1:55.2 Friday night (Oct. 31) at Maywood Park. No Pan Intended endured a grueling first-over journey and never got to the wheel of Allamerican Captor. Luc Ouellette drove Allamerican Captor for trainer Virgil Morgan Jr. and owners David Rahal and Al...
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McNair ready for Grassroots

on 10/29/2003 7:00 PM
Western Fair Raceway’s Grand Opening Gala on Friday (Oct. 31) will feature 32 of the most talented two-year-old trotters and pacers in Ontario competing in four $100,000 Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Grassroots Finals. Gregg McNair will start a trio of horses on Friday, with Fit For Britt heading out of the barn first in the pacing filly battle. A dominant 1:59.3 victory in her Semifinal and...
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Top horses in qualifiers

on 10/29/2003 7:00 PM
Mr. Muscleman, the winner of the Kentucky Futurity and Canadian Trotting Classic, won a qualifier at Dover Downs Thursday morning (Oct. 30) with a handy 1:58 effort. Power To Charm finished second, 2 1/4 lengths back. As usual, Ron Pierce drove Mr. Muscleman. They started from post seven but had taken the lead before the quarter. They reached the half in 1:00.4 and thus covered the final half i...
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Halloween showdown

on 10/28/2003 7:00 PM
Western Fair Raceway's Grand Opening Gala on Friday (Oct. 31) will features 32 of the most talented two-year-old trotters and pacers in Ontario competing in four Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) $100,000 Grassroots Finals. Ronnie MacLean plans to enjoy every moment of lucrative finale to the 2003 Ontario Sire Stakes Grassroots season. "I wasn't expecting to be standing in the Grassroots Semifinal...
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Waxman suspended again

on 10/28/2003 7:00 PM
The New Jersey Racing Commission has told The Horseman that owner Robert Waxman will also be suspended from racing in that state as well as Pennsylvania and Ontario. Waxman, one of the leading money-winning owners in harness racing for several years, has already been suspended indefinitely by the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission and Ontario Racing Commission. The ORC issued the ruling ...
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Owners enjoying Invitro

on 10/28/2003 7:00 PM
Mohawk Racetrack features a double bill of Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Golds on Saturday (Nov. 1) with $130,000 Finals for the two-year-old pacing fillies and trotting fillies. Only eight pacing fillies elected to return to the Campbellville oval for Saturday’s Final, but Murray Ross notes that the cream of the crop will all be on hand to try and prevent Invitro from scoring her fourth str...
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Quarter Horse dates Ok'd

on 10/28/2003 7:00 PM
The Kentucky Racing Commission approved Quarter Horse dates for The Red Mile Tuesday (Oct. 28) at its monthly meeting, held at Churchill Downs. Just two days of Quarter Horse racing with wagering were approved: July 16-17. The track is also scheduled to hold four "exhibition" dates with no wagering on Jan. 1, July 15, July 18 and Dec. 31, 2004. However, the attorney for the Kentucky Quarter ...
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Another new race bike

on 10/28/2003 7:00 PM
Another new sulky has appeared on the scene. Called "The Outlaw," it was used on most of Dave Palone's drives at The Meadows Tuesday night (Oct. 28). The new sulky was reportedly developed by Ohio horseman Craig Stein. The bike was supposedly seven for seven at Northfield Park Saturday night (Oct. 25). The bike looks similar to the new sulky developed by horseman Tom Harmer earlier this year. T...
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Gold again for the Queen

on 10/27/2003 7:00 PM
Queen Of Jewels became the only three-year-old trotting filly to capture two Gold Finals with an impressive come-from-behind victory at Mohawk Racetrack on Monday, Oct. 27. With regular reinsman Steve Condren in the race bike, the King Conch - Marathon Jewels daughter settled into fifth position in the early going. A burst of speed through the stretch powered Queen Of Jewels to the 1:58.4 victo...
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Happy Together N honored

on 10/27/2003 7:00 PM
Although he settled for third in the Harrington Handicap final, Happy Together N took home another consolation prize Monday night, Oct. 27. The 5-year-old Armbro Operative gelding was named the Harrington Raceway fall horse of the meet by the Mid-Atlantic and Delaware Valley Chapters of the U.S. Harness Writers Association and received his blanket an hour after his race. Happy Together N won...
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Big field for Mangelli

on 10/27/2003 7:00 PM
A lot of horses will be taking a shot at the big money in the 786,500(euro) Orsi Mangelli and the Nazioni Memorial Trot. A total of 46 trotters were still nominated when the final scratches were made Monday (Oct. 27) for the major races of the Nov. 1 card at the San Siro track in Italy. From the rail out, the starters in the Mangelli are as follows: Darsko Gar, Manforallseasons, Dedalo Zac, Mah...
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Grassroots Semis for 3yos

on 10/26/2003 7:00 PM
Flamboro Downs fans were treated to eight outstanding Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Grassroots Semifinals Sunday evening (Oct. 26), highlighted by a speed show from the three-year-old pacing fillies. 3yofp Feathery Fame rolled to her fourth straight Grassroots victory in the first pacing filly division, recording the fastest mile of the eight Semifinals with a wire-to-wire effort in 1:56.2, over ...
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No Pan Intended to Ontario

on 10/26/2003 7:00 PM
No Pan Intended, who became pacing's 10th Triple Crown winner when he won the Messenger Stakes at The Meadows Oct. 18, will be retired following his 2003 season and will not return to the racetrack in 2004, according to owner Bob Glazer. No Pan Intended, who will start in this weekend's Windy City Pace at Maywood Park and is also scheduled to be entered into this year's Breeders Crown at the Me...
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Invitro upsets in elim

on 10/25/2003 8:00 PM
Invitro stepped to the top of the Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) two-year-old pacing filly class on Saturday evening (Oct. 25) with a 1:54.2 score in a $122,242 Gold Series Elimination at Mohawk Racetrack. Doug Brown trains and drives Invitro and gave the Camluck filly a classic come-from-behind steer to score her fourth victory in seven starts. Invitro won by one-and-three-quarter lengths over Sp...
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Angus Hall sons upset

on 10/25/2003 8:00 PM
Saturday's Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Gold Series Eliminations at Western Fair Raceway featured a pair of upsets, as both favourites in the two-year-old trotting colt event were forced to settle for second place. The colts kicked off the London oval's second evening of fall racing and veteran reinsman Lyle MacArthur wasted no time putting Lucky George on the front from Post 4. The Angus Hall -...
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D. Gale handed 1st loss

on 10/25/2003 8:00 PM
Lotto Speed captured the $29,750 Maritime Breeders Championship for two-year-old pacing colts Saturday afternoon (Oct. 25) at Charlottetown Driving Park by handing favorite Dunachton Gale his first loss of the season. Sam Hodgins drove the Lightening Speed colt to a one-and-a-quarter-length victory in 1:59.2 for owner David Bishop of Saint John, NB and breeder Roddy MacLeod of North Wiltshire, PEI...
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Can. $ to be converted daily

on 10/25/2003 8:00 PM
The Executive Committee of the United States Trotting Association met Saturday (Oct. 25) in Columbus, OH and decided, effective Jan. 1, 2004, that money earned in Canadian races will be convered to U.S. funds each day, according to the official daily rate. Currently, the USTA sets the conversion rate on Jan. 1 and only changes the rate if there is a fluxuation in the currency rate of 15 per cen...
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