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Two-year-olds outstanding

on 10/24/2003 8:00 PM
On Friday evening (Oct. 24) Western Fair Raceway in London, ON opened its fall meet with eight outstanding $30,000 Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Grassroots Semifinals for two-year-old trotters and pacers. 2yoct The trotting colts opened the OSS part of the program and Larry Walker guided Mathers Lavec to a 2:03.1 upset over Eatonmeadow Clyde and Loose Change Louie. Fourth-place finisher Nichols L...
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Windy City elim, draw

on 10/24/2003 8:00 PM
Triple Crown champion No Pan Intended has drawn the five hole for the $335,000 Windy City Pace Final on Friday night (Oct. 31) at Maywood Park. The post position draw was conducted Friday night (Oct. 24) shortly after 1-2 favorite Allamerican Captor and Luc Ouellette led at every call in the lone $25,000 elimination. The pair were never challenged and defeated Western Gambler by two-and-a-quart...
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Peaceful Way again

on 10/24/2003 8:00 PM
Precocious two-year-old trotting filly Peaceful Way effortlessly extended her win streak to seven with a 1:58.2 victory in her Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Gold Series Elimination on Friday (Oct. 24) at Mohawk Racetrack. The talented daughter of Angus Hall - Royal Bait daughter and driver Chris Christoforou defeated Miss Michelle H by one-and-three-quarter lengths in 1:58.2. Carla was third. ...
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Rookie helms racing ministry

on 10/23/2003 8:00 PM
Jim Watson, recently elected to his first term as a Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) has been named the Minister of Consumer and Business Services in Ontario’s new Liberal government. Watson was sworn in on Thursday (Oct. 23). The Ministry of Consumer and Business Services oversees the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC). Watson, the former mayor of Ottawa, left politics in 2000 when ...
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Amigo Hall rolls in Ottawa

on 10/23/2003 8:00 PM
Amigo Hall scored a definitive victory at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday evening (Oct. 23) to capture his first Gold Series Final and bump his lifetime earnings over $800,000. The son of Balanced Image - Alis Cat and regular driver Mike Lachance made short work of the field of three-year-old trotting colts, defeating JM Vangogh by three lengths in 1:57.3. Heavy Raincoat was five lengths be...
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Pompano refunds wagers

on 10/22/2003 8:00 PM
Pompano Park refunded all wagers on Wednesday night’s (Oct. 22) second race when a malfunction allowed the mutuel windows to remain open during the running of the race. The refund resulted in $22,258 being returned to the bettors. “The pari-mutuel windows did not lock when the bell went off. We knew something was wrong during the race and never went official,” said Pompano Par...
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Cammie continues roll

on 10/22/2003 8:00 PM
Riding a six-race win streak over arguably the finest division of older pacing mares in history, Eternal Camnation has made a solid case for consideration as the greatest of all-time. With her latest victory, a Classic Series win at Mohawk Racetrack Saturday (Oct. 18) that was her 40th winner’s circle trip in 80 career starts, Eternal Camnation continues her mastery over what has emerged as...
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VLTs at Saratoga in January

on 10/22/2003 8:00 PM
Saratoga Raceway announced Thursday (Oct. 23) that its new video lottery terminal (VLT) operation will open on Jan. 14, 2004. Also, the track's newly refurbished half-mile racetrack was unveiled as the fall-winter harness meet opened Thursday. The $12 million renovation of the grandstand for the new VLT area is well underway. Purses at Saratoga are expected to triple from the approximately $20...
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Goodtimes changes careers

on 10/22/2003 8:00 PM
Goodtimes, the richest Canadian-bred in harness racing history, has officially retired from the racing scene. He leaves the track just two days after recording his 50th career win on Tuesday (Oct. 21) at Kawartha Downs. The 12-year-old gelded son of Balanced Image—Goodtime Kathy leaves the track with a life mark of 1:53.2 and total career earnings of $2,243,416. “I had it in my m...
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NY to begin EPO testing

on 10/21/2003 8:00 PM
The New York State Racing and Wagering Board has approved an emergency rule that will permit the testing of post race samples for erythropoietin and darbepoietin antibodies and the tranquilizer drugs reserpine and fluphenazine. If a post race sample is found positive for erythropoietin (commonly known as EPO or Epogen) or darbepoietin (commonly called D-EPO or Aranesp), the horse will not be di...
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Crown champ draws bye

on 10/20/2003 8:00 PM
Newly crowned Triple Crown champion No Pan Intended has drawn a bye into the $335,000 Windy City Pace at Maywood Park on Friday, Oct. 31. North America Cup champ Yankee Cruiser and Michigan standout Bobnoxious will also head right into the final, with eight other 3-year-old pacers vying for the remaining five spots in a $25,000 elimination race Friday (Oct. 24). No Pan Intended, Yankee Cruiser ...
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Call Campbell

on 10/20/2003 8:00 PM
John Campbell, harness racing's all-time leading money-winning driver, and his wife, Paula, became grandparents for the first time over the weekend. The Campbell's daughter, Lisa Campbell Lathrop, and her husband Jeff, became parents of six-pound daughter Emma Mae at 10:24 Sunday evening (Oct. 19).
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Battle purse booms to 300gs

on 10/20/2003 8:00 PM
Grand River Raceway will kick off its inaugural year in 2004 with a bang. Today, management at the Elora, ON facility announced the purse for the track’s signature event, the Battle of Waterloo, has been raised to $300,000. Ontario's newest racetrack is currently under construction and slated to open at the beginning of December for simulcasting and slots. The half-mile track plant is bei...
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Final Four winners

on 10/18/2003 8:00 PM
The $768,267(C) Governor's Cup for 2-year-old colt pacers at Mohawk Racetrack Saturday night (Oct. 18) was supposed to be a showdown between Woodrow Wilson winner Modern Art and Metro winner Camelot Hall. Someone forgot to tell I Am A Fool, who came charging fastest down the stretch to easily win in 1:54.1 in one of four "Fall Four" finals for the freshman set. With temperatures in the low 40s ...
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Vets star in Classic Series

on 10/18/2003 8:00 PM
Peruvian Hanover capped off a rain-soaked night of Classic Series races at Mohawk Racetrack Saturday night (Oct. 18) with a dazzling come-from-behind 1:53.1 victory in the $114,865(C) event for older male pacers. With Ron Pierce driving, Peruvian Hanover rallied from nowhere in deep stretch to edge Four Starzzz Shark (Jim Morril Jr.) by three quarters of a length. Mini Me, wh had set the tempo ...
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Big efforts in Lady Maud

on 10/18/2003 8:00 PM
Although she was locked in and appeared to have no chance of getting out, Remember When and driver David Miller were able to find room and close fast to win the first of two $80,500 Lady Maud divisions at The Meadows Saturday night (Oct. 18). Sitting fifth along the inside in the final turn, Miller somehow found an opening and moved Remember When off the pylons. Forced to take the five-wide pat...
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Kikikatie wins PASS

on 10/18/2003 8:00 PM
Kikikatie remained undefeated in 11 starts this year as the 2-year-old filly pacer went wire to wire to win the $100,000 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes championship at The Meadows Saturday night (Oct. 18). With Richard Stillings driving, Kikikatie made the front easy from the outside eight post and never looked back en route to the 1:54 victory. Show Off (Brian Sears) was second, with Pantidepressant...
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Sure Sign in NJ

on 10/18/2003 8:00 PM
Sure Sign, the lone filly in a field of six in the $54,000 New Jersey Futurity for 3-year-old New Jersey-sired pacers at Freehold Raceway on Saturday (Oct. 18), closed up the passing lane to gain the victory. After sitting in the two hole behind Twofoureight, driver Jim Morrill Jr. directed Sure Sign to the passing lane, and the daughter of Life Sign was able to edge the pacesetter by a half l...
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Loyal Opposition beaten

on 10/17/2003 8:00 PM
Loyal Opposition, who has reigned as the queen of her generation in Illinois, was parked by Tony Morgan, driving CC Spice, in the $100,000 Cinderella and succummbed to the trip Friday night (Oct. 17) at Maywood Park. Loyal Opposition left from post three but CC Spice, who started from the rail, wouldn't yield through first-half fractions of :27 and :54.3 (:27.3 second panel). That set the st...
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Two Galt divisions

on 10/17/2003 8:00 PM
Two divisions of the Galt Trot, each worth $72,500, were contested at Maywood Park Friday night (Oct. 17). The winners were Double Eagle and Hellava Hush. Double Eagle won by a head over New York Sire Stakes champ Iroquoindiangiver in 1:58.2. Betting favorite Mac's Crown K, who had raced in the Transylvania in his previous start, never fired and finished last int he field of six. Danny Colli...
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