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1:54 mark for Cameron Hall

on 07/23/2003 8:00 PM
Cameron Hall returned to the scene of some of her greatest triumphs last night (July 21) at Woodbine and won a Junior Free-For-All Trot. North America's reigning trotting queen also took a new mark of 1:54 with the score. Driven by Trevor Ritchie for owner Erkki Laakonen, the two-time Breeders Crown champion followed track record holder Dresden Dolly to the top of the stretch, then tipped out a...
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Burroughs has heart attack

on 07/23/2003 8:00 PM
Mal Burroughs, who has a Hambletonian entry in Malabar Millennium, suffered a heart attack--his third--last Thursday (July 17). He was admitted to Hackensack Medical Center in New Jersey and was expected to be released today. Burroughs told Bob "Hollywood" Heyden, the chief statistician at the Meadowlands, that his driving career is finished. Burroughs drove his colt Malabar Man to a victory in...
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Golden at Georgian

on 07/23/2003 8:00 PM
Freshman pacing filly Taylor Lynne delivered a classic come-from-behind victory at Georgian Downs on Tuesday evening (July 22) to earn her first Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Gold Final title and half of the $130,000 purse. Taylor Lynne (Fit For Life—Hornby Connie) and driver Paul Mackenzie defeated Los Angeles by three-quarters-of-a-length in 1:56. Wipethatsmerkoff finished five-and-a-half ...
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Breaking ground in NY

on 07/22/2003 8:00 PM
It has taken nearly two years, but New York will see the first signs of construction for video lottery terminals (VLTs) at two racetracks very soon. Vernon Downs will break ground Aug. 1 for a planned Nov. 1 opening and Saratoga Raceway will start demolition on Aug. 4 for an anticipated Dec. 31 opening. Vernon Downs will construct a brand new building to initially house 1,087 gaming machines th...
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Wilson next for Modern Art

on 07/22/2003 8:00 PM
Modern Art became the fastest 2-year-old colt pacer of the season when he won his $101,500 Niatross division at the Meadowlands on July 17 in 1:52.1. The start was the fourth of the year for the Artsplace colt who will next compete in the Woodrow Wilson elims on July 24. A $150,000 yearling buy of Val D'Or Farms, Milton and Martha Frank and Ted Gewertz, Modern Art is out of the dam Wendy M Hano...
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Royas Bambi injured

on 07/22/2003 8:00 PM
Pacing mare Royas Bambi suffered a potential career-ending injury July 20 during a leg of the Summertime Series at Dresden Racetrack. The five-year-old daughter of Bo Knows Jate - Mustique pulled up as the field entered the first turn on the half-mile track after sustaining a sliced tendon in her right front leg. Domenico Dicicco trains Royas Bambi who was an Ontario Sires Stakes standout at...
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New Zealander leading WDC

on 07/22/2003 8:00 PM
Mark Jones of New Zealand has the lead after the opening leg of the World Driving Championship (WDC) being held this week in Canada. Jones leads the 10-driver competition with 41 points after recording a win and a second-place finish at the WDC's opening stop on Sunday (July 20) at Charlottetown Driving Park in Prince Edward Island. Sweden's Erik Adielsson and defending WDC Jody Jamieson of Can...
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Pa. House OKs slots

on 07/21/2003 8:00 PM
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has passed a bill approving video lottery terminals, a spin-off of slot machines, at the state's racetracks. The bill passed by a margin of 120-81 late Friday night. The Senate had passed a bill authorizing VLTs at the state's racetracks in early June. The House bill is different, which will require negotiation between the two chambers. The House bill c...
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Rooney elims to Miller

on 07/21/2003 8:00 PM
No Pan Intended and The Globe won their respective Art Rooney elims at Yonkers Raceway Saturday night (July 19). With David Miller driving, No Pan Intended scored in 1:54 to earn a return ticket for the $273,984 final July 26. Brooklyn Hanover was second with Allamerican Captor third. In the second elim, The Globe appeared as though he wasn't going to be able to hold on in deep stretch, but ...
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CBC elims at Woodbine

on 07/21/2003 8:00 PM
Captain Brady romped to an eight-length win in 1:55.4 n the first of two Canadian Breeders Championship elims for 3-year-old colt trotters at Woodbine Saturday (July 19). With Paul MacDonell directing, the recently trotting hopple-adorned Captain Brady equaled his career mark in easily winning over Armbro Approach and Achieved Victory. The second CBC elim for the sophomore colt trotters went...
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Cheyenne upsets at Rock

on 07/21/2003 8:00 PM
Cheyenne Rei set a new Rockingham Park track record for 4-year-old pacers in winning Saturday's (July 19) $120,000 New Hampshire Sweepstakes final in 1:51.2. With David Miller driving for trainer Robbie Siegelman and owner Cheyenne Gang, Cheyenne Rei rallied late to hold off another fast-closing horse, Art Attack, by three-quarters of a length. Carlspur finished third. Favored Gallo Blue Chip, ...
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Winner’s circle transfer

on 07/21/2003 8:00 PM
High-tech filly Invitro triumphed in her first lifetime start at Kawartha Downs on Saturday evening (July 19), pacing to an impressive 1:56.3 score in the last of six Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Grassroots divisions for two-year-old fillies. Trainer/driver Doug Brown piloted Invitro to a two-length victory over Lucky Jenny. Meadowview Miss was third. Invitro, a daughter of Camluck - Keystone Tri...
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Waples, Iam strike Gold

on 07/21/2003 8:00 PM
Incredible Iam received a Hall of Fame steer to capture the two-year-old trotting filly Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) Gold Final on Sunday evening (July 20) at Rideau Carleton Raceway. While favourite Sno Doubt About It and Darrell Coville set a blistering pace on the front end, Hall of Famer Ron Waples and Incredible Iam waited for the pacesetter to run out of gas. Sure and steady won the night a...
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NY VLT law upheld

on 07/20/2003 8:00 PM
The 2001 law allowing video lottery terminals (VLTs) in racetracks in New York was upheld by a state Supreme Court judge on July 17. Judge Joseph Teresi ruled that VLTs "are indeed true video lotteries and therefore are a constitutionally permissible lottery game." He also added that the machines are "substantially similar to the instant scratch-off (lottery) tickets available daily 24/7 throug...
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USTA has lawsuit update

on 07/20/2003 8:00 PM
The U.S. Trotting Association has announced that yesterday (July 17) Walnut Hall Ltd. voluntarily dismissed, without prejudice, its anti-trust and deceptive trade practices claims against the association. The USTA added Walnut Hall's lawsuit continues with respect to Walnut Hall's claims that the foal in question should be registered with the USTA as a "twin." Walnut Hall Limited filed a fou...
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Loyal Opposition cruises

on 07/20/2003 8:00 PM
Loyal Opposition had no problems in winning the $85,000 Maywood Pace for 3-year-old fillies at Maywood Park Friday night (July 18). With Andy Miller in the sulky, last year's Dan Patch Award winner went to the front out of the gate and never looked back en route to the 1:53.3 victory. Fox Valley Ladydoc chased across the wire for second, with Dreams Made Real third. Trained by Erv Miller for...
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Youngster takes 1:55 mark

on 07/20/2003 8:00 PM
The Red Mile was back open for harness racing again today (Saturday, July 19) for Kentucky Fair Stakes racing. The big, red, one-mile oval gave the 2-year-old pacing colt Chevie Duramax the opportunity to take a new mark of 1:55.1. The colt by Armbro Mackintosh is a homebred owned by Clyde Stevens. Chevie Duramax is now undefeated in five starts but probably won't leave the Kentucky Fair circui...
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McArdle dominates

on 07/20/2003 8:00 PM
Unleashing a wicked :25.2 last quarter on the front end, McArdle drew off to a 1:49.4 win in Saturday night's (July 19) $40,000 Open Pace at the Meadowlands. Mike Lachance drove recent Wiliam Haughton Memorial winner McArdle, who secured the front from Mini Me (Ron Pierce) heading out of the first turn. Setting fractions of :26.2, :55.1 and 1:24.2, McArdle really turned on the engines in the st...
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Sharp Reynolds winners

on 07/20/2003 8:00 PM
Panspacificflight and Santastic's Pan, both sons of first-crop sire The Panderosa, paced to 1:55.2 wins in the fastest of nine W.N. Reynolds divisions for 2-year-old colt pacers at Pocono Downs Saturday night (July 19). A third son of The Panderosa, Brandon's Cowboy, won his division in 1:56.3. Sent off the overwhelming 1-9 choice in his division, Panspacific Flight stretched his unbeaten strea...
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Am-Nats at Balmoral

on 07/20/2003 8:00 PM
North America Cup winner Yankee Cruiser returned to his home track of Balmoral Park Saturday (July 19) and cruised to a 1:51.2 victory in the third of three eliminations for the $285,000 American-National final for 3-year-old colt pacers on July 26. With Dean Magee driving, Yankee Cruiser defeated Execujet and Honest Layer The fastest of the three elims was the second, with Meadowlands Pace ...
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