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Hall wins: Cantab, Cartier

on 09/11/2003 8:00 PM
The 2-year-old colt trotter Cantab Hall and the 4-year-old trotting mare Cartier Hall gave breeder Walnut Hall Ltd. a big night at The Red Mile Friday (Sept. 12). Cantab Hall was a 1:57.1 winner while Cartier trotted to a 1:54.3 victory. Cantab Hall, driven by Mike Lachance, took control of his race, an overnight for 2-year-old colts, just before the half and then opened up on his overmatched f...
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Johnny undefeated in PA

on 09/11/2003 8:00 PM
Johnny Peanuts, a 2-year-old colt by American Winner, kept his winning streak intact with a victory in a $45,165 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes division at The Meadows Friday night (Sept. 12). Johnny Peanuts raced first-over through the last turn and then trotted clear near the wire to win in 2:01.1. The colt sports a mark of 2:00.3 taken in a PASS at Pocono Downs. Carlo Poliseno trains, drives and c...
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West Nile claims Mattduff

on 09/10/2003 8:00 PM
Mattduff, one of Alberta’s leading stallions, died Wednesday (Sept. 9) due to complications from West Nile Virus. In only five crops of offspring, the 10-year-old son of Matts Scooter—Sable Hanover produced the winners of $781,823 to date. His 32 starters have averaged earnings of $24,431. Mattduff was owned by Chuck Ibey of Gibbons, AB and Robert Smith of Innisfail, AB. His top ...
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New Rosecroft deal possible

on 09/10/2003 8:00 PM
Following a federal appeals court ruling on Tuesday (Sept. 9), Centaur Gaming Inc. will be able to drop Delaware North in its deal to purchase Maryland’s Rosecroft Raceway and seek out another partner. Earlier this year Delaware North entered into a deal to purchase 75 percent of the raceway for $55 million with Centaur, but later Centaur feared a 1972 racketeering conviction against Dela...
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Shopping in Lexington

on 09/10/2003 8:00 PM
Tim Wilson Jr. and his father, Tim Sr., were in Lexington most of the week looking over the local yearlings for the Odds On Racing Stable. The younger Wilson will be teaming up with Robin Schadt, who manages the Odds On operation for owner Dana Parham. Odds On Racing recently opened its new training center near Balmoral Park. The farm has a five-eighths mile training track, a swimming pool for...
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Corona Grande upsets

on 09/09/2003 8:00 PM
Corona Grande, a 4-year-old gelding by Camluck, upset McArdle, Four Starzzz Shark and Peruvian Hanover in 1:52.1 in the $192,250 Des Smith Classic Sunday night at Rideau Carleton Raceway in Ontario. Corona Grande came into the Smith Classic following a fourth-place finish behind Art Major in the Breeders Crown at Woodbine the previous week. With Chris Christoforou driving as usual, Corona Grand...
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N.J. Classic held

on 09/09/2003 8:00 PM
A colt by first-year sire Badlands Hanover brought the top price of $40,000 at the New Jersey Classic Yearling Sale held at Showplace Farm Sunday (Sept. 7). The colt named Towson Player was consigned by Winbak Farm. The colt is the first foal of Play The Pocket p,4, 1:52.2, a daughter of In The Pocket. R. Gary Stetson of Deerfield, Mass., signed for the colt. Several other yearlings brought...
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Accident at The Red Mile

on 09/09/2003 8:00 PM
When Night Sounds caught a shoe in the ninth race at The Red Mile Monday night (Sept. 8), driver Dave Palone had no warning that the 2-year-old Artsplace colt was going to go down. But he did. Victory Dot Com, driven by Don Irvine Jr., was moving up from behind Night Sounds, then followed Senior Senator, driven by Markus Johansson. The two trailing horses couldn't avoid Night Sounds and Palone ...
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Buer wins first U.S. race

on 09/09/2003 8:00 PM
Norway native Paul Buer came to the United States in the winter of 2001 and the 31 year old drove his first winner on this continent Monday night (Sept. 8) at The Red Mile. Buer, who trains for Antoinette Nigito’s Joie De Vie Farm in Jobstown, N.J., usually turns the lines over to catch-drivers, but this time he was in the bike behind the 2-year-old filly trotter Angus Twirl, who won the ...
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Ravishing Lady in Classic

on 09/09/2003 8:00 PM
After six second-place finishes and two thirds in her first eight starts, Ravishing Lady picked a terrific time to break her maiden, capturing Tuesday night's (Sept. 9) $90,000 Lexington Breeders Classic for 2-year-old filly pacers at The Red Mile. Dale Hiteman moved Ravishing Lady to the outside down the backstretch from near the back of the field and he had to go three wide when a pair of hor...
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Delaware Fan Fair tent

on 09/09/2003 8:00 PM
The Delaware County Fair will again offer a Fan Fair Tent during Little Brown Jug week on the backstretch near the Log Cabin. The tent will open at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, through Tuesday, Sept. 16, then open at 8 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 17 and 18. The U.S. Trotting Association, Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association, Fort Dodge and Buckeye Nutrition will be among those groups rep...
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Trotting Classic draws 22

on 09/09/2003 8:00 PM
The Canadian Trotting Classic attracted 22 three-year-old colts, forcing the eliminations into two bulky 11-horse fields on Saturday (Sept. 13) at Mohawk. Among the starters are Hambletonian winner Amigo Hall, who was recently a strong-closing second to Captain Brady in a Simcoe Stakes; Sugar Trader, who has been off since winning the Yonkers Trot; and Power To Charm, who has been competing an...
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Power To Charm back

on 09/09/2003 8:00 PM
In his first start against national competition since disappointing in the Hambletonian, Power To Charm and his connections will be out to regain their spot on top of the 3-year-old trotting class when he competes in an elimination for the Canadian Trotting Classic on Saturday (Sept. 13). "Right now I wouldn't say we are an underdog, but we definitely don't have the kind of pressure on us that ...
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Pizza Dolce wins elim

on 09/08/2003 8:00 PM
Dan Patch Award winner Pizza Dolce cruised to a two-length victory in the first of three Kentucky Sire Stakes eliminations for 3-year-old filly trotters at The Red Mile Friday night (Sept. 5). With David Miller driving, Pizza Dolce followed the live cover of rival Delmartha (Mike Lachance) down the backstretch before taking the lead heading into the final turn. From there the daughter of Conway...
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Alix Hall in 1:56.3

on 09/08/2003 8:00 PM
Pizza Dolce may have been the fastest of the three Kentucky Sire Stakes 3-year-old filly trot elimination winners at The Red Mile Friday night (Sept. 5), but don't discount Alix Hall or Mom's Millionaire in the Sept. 12 final. Alix Hall outgamed a tough Up Front Kay and Frisky Fergi to win her elim in 1:56.3. Jan Johnson trains and drives the Conway Hall filly who won for the second time in eig...
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Great Challenger scores

on 09/08/2003 8:00 PM
Great Challenger, a Conway Hall half-brother to Hambletonian winner Amigo Hall, captured the first of three Lexington Breeders Classic eliminations for 2-year-old colt trotters at The Red Mile Friday night (Sept. 5). With David Miller driving, Great Challenger disposed of his seven rivals with a 1:57 effort, his first win in three attempts. Proud Bushy (Mike Zeller) finished 2 1/2 lengths behin...
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Kentucky stakes elims

on 09/08/2003 8:00 PM
Newtown and driver Markus Johansson took on pacesetter CR V Eight (Jeff Fout) through the final turn and drew away in the stretch to win the first elimination of the Kentucky Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colt trotters at The Red Mile on Saturday night (Sept. 6). The 1:57.3 victory was just the second of the year for the son of Conway Hall. Just three starts back he was competing in a $20,000 clai...
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Fool’s Goal to defend title

on 09/08/2003 8:00 PM
Fresh off his Breeders Crown victory Fool's Goal won his $55,000(C) elimination for the Maple Leaf Trot in 1:54.2 on Saturday night (Sept. 6) at Mohawk and should be the favorite to defend his title next Saturday. Regular driver Jack Moiseyev directed the 8-year-old gelding over local hero Abbey Road C, who was third in the Breeders Crown. HP Paque won wire-to-wire in 1:54.1 in his elim, rat...
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Hambo champ up for second

on 09/08/2003 8:00 PM
Mohawk's 11-race card on Saturday (Sept. 6) featured 10 stakes. Among those was the $132,920(C) Simcoe for 3-year-old trotters won by Captain Brady in 1:54 pacesetting fashion. Hambletonian champ Amigo Hall, making his first start since that Aug. 2 victory, flew up the stretch from the back of the pack to grab second. The other $130,920(C) division was upset by Jimmy Takter's Stand Strong, who ...
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Art’s Chip strong in Preview

on 09/08/2003 8:00 PM
After passing under the wire to win in 1:52.3 in his $75,000 Jug Preview division, trainer-driver Mark Evers reached up and patted Art's Chip on the rump. The pair will be going to the Little Brown Jug. Racing over the Scioto five-eighths was a little test for Art's Chip, who has raced exclusively on two-turn ovals. After the mile Evers said he was happy with how the Artsplace colt handled the ...
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