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Two world records set

on 08/17/2003 8:00 PM
Chevie Duramax led the world record speed parade at Springfield Thursday in the $60,000 finals of the Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes. The 2-year-old gelded son of Armbro Mackintosh romped to a 1:50.3 victory by 3 1/4 lengths over M L’s Boy. Tony Morgan was in the bike for trainer Ronnie Guhy and owner Lloyd Arnold, who bought the colt from breeder Clyde Stevens last Friday after the geld...
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Merit Badge earned in KYSS

on 08/17/2003 8:00 PM
Merit Badge’s gate-to-wire score in 1:58.2 was the fastest of four Kentucky Standardbred Sales Company divisions for two-year-old trotting fillies contested Friday night (Aug. 15) at the new Indiana Downs. Dave Palone drove the Chris Beaver trainee to the three-and-a-half length victory over Would Workout. Miss Athens was third. The win in the $79,175 test, the third of the four divisions...
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Fool made in the Shade

on 08/17/2003 8:00 PM
Kissed By A Fool won the fastest of two $74,175 divisions of the Shady Daisy for three-year-old pacing fillies Saturday afternoon (Aug. 16) at Freehold Raceway. Brian Sears piloted Kissed By A Fool, the race favourite, to a 1:54.4, wire-to-wire score for trainer Joe Holloway. Reach For Eternity was one length back in second. Ciano was third. In the other division, driver Ron Pierce converted...
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Blue in Molly Pitcher

on 08/17/2003 8:00 PM
Overwhelming favourite Rainbow Blue (Ron Pierce) was the fastest winner of three $39,168 divisions of the Molly Pitcher for two-year-old pacing fillies contested Saturday afternoon (Aug. 16) at Freehold Raceway. Ron Pierce drove the George Teague trainee to a 1:56.2 victory that was two-and-a-quarter lengths better than Cajun Laagacy. Gussie Herman was third. L Dees Val and Stephane Bouchard...
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Sears in Smullin

on 08/17/2003 8:00 PM
Driver Brian Sears won two of three Smullin divisions for two-year-old open pacers and was second in the other division on Saturday night (Aug. 16) at Rosecroft Raceway. Sears steered both Western Hot Shot and Real Rusty to 1:53.4 scores and then finished behind Santastics Pan while driving Skydancer Hanover in the final test, which went in 1:53.1. Both Real Rusty and Western Hot Shot broke ...
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Yonkers Trot elims set

on 08/16/2003 8:00 PM
There will be no Triple Crown winner this year, but several Hambletonian starters and one filly--second-place Oaks finisher Rapid Rail--will be among the 17 starters in two $56,204 Yonkers Trot eliminations on Saturday (Aug. 16). The fields and morning-line odds are: First elim 1--Mac’s Crown K 5-2 2--Ben-Him 8-1 3--Arapa Victory 12-1 4--Solicitor Hanover 9-2 5--Ringside Devil 5-1 6...
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Rapid Rail takes on boys

on 08/16/2003 8:00 PM
After driving Rapid Rail to a second-place finish in the Hambletonian Oaks, owner and trainer Bob Krivelin has put up a new driver and entered her as the lone filly against the boys in the Yonkers Trot elims on Saturday (Aug. 16). It was an easy decision, says Krivelin. He wasn’t worried about the colts and he knew she was strong on a half-mile track (she won her division of the Lady Suff...
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Rapid Dialing heads Fox

on 08/16/2003 8:00 PM
For only the sixth time in Fox Stakes history, the classic Hoosier event will split into two divisions as 19 two-year-old colt pacers will vie for the 77th crown on Saturday afternoon (Aug. 16) at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Wilson elim winner Rapid Dialing heads up the first $62,650 division, along with Peyote, winner of a Review Stakes in Springfield on Monday (Aug. 11). The second $63,...
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Confederation Cup drawn

on 08/16/2003 8:00 PM
At a media luncheon held at Flamboro Downs Thursday afternoon (Aug. 14), the post position draw took place for their signature event--the Confederation Cup. Seventeen horses drew into two $40,000(C) eliminations with the first four horses from each elimination qualifying for the rich $558,000(C) final. Quality Western, fresh off his 1:50.2 win in the Oliver Wendell Holmes at the Meadowlands on ...
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Rx for half-mile success

on 08/16/2003 8:00 PM
Dr. Drew has been installed the 5-2 morning line choice in the first of two $95,000 Cleveland Classic divisions at Northfield Park Saturday night (Aug. 16) and trainer Joe Seekman believes the 3-year-old colt warrants that honor. "He's really feeling good and seems like he's peaking at the right time," said Seekman from his Michigan farm. "This horse likes to race every week. He throws his bett...
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Two Budd's for you

on 08/16/2003 8:00 PM
Seventeen 3-year-old colt pacers have been entered into Sunday's (Aug. 17) Confederation Cup at Flamboro Downs, including a pair from trainer Bill Budd's barn. Budd has dropped the names of Sir Luck and Famous Seelster into the box, while Boulder Creek will remain on the sidelines. Famous Seelster has been supplemented for $25,000 into the race, which will have same-day elims and a $558,000(C) ...
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Pacing Derby a go

on 08/16/2003 8:00 PM
Tonight's (Aug. 16) live standardbred racing program at Woodbine will run as scheduled, meaning the $824,000 final of the Canadian Pacing Derby will go ahead. Woodbine had cancelled both its Thursday and Friday night cards due to the power blackout and had debated cancelling the Saturday night card, too. However, a decision was made this morning to go ahead with both the afternoon thoroughbred car...
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NJSS at Freehold

on 08/16/2003 8:00 PM
Grissini, driven by Ron Pierce won the fastest of two $22,500 New Jersey Sires Stakes (NJSS) divisions for two-year-old pacing colts held Friday afternoon (Aug. 15) at Freehold Raceway. Pierce pulled from the pocket just past the three-quarter pole and Grissini rumbled to a 1:56 victory for trainer Brett Pelling, two-and-a-half lengths ahead of Windage Hanover (David Miller). Favourite My Roomi...
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Woodstock cancels OSS

on 08/16/2003 8:00 PM
Due to the rotating blackouts occurring across Ontario this weekend, Woodstock Raceway officials have decided to cancel the harness racing program scheduled for Saturday (Aug. 16) at 1:15 pm. The Ontario Sires Stakes two-year-old pacing colt Grassroots event slated for Races 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 on the matinee program will be rescheduled and contested at a later date.
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Merit Badge trots 1:58.2

on 08/15/2003 8:00 PM
Merit Badge, a filly by Tagliabue, was the fastest of the winners of the four divisions in Kentucky Standardbred Sales Company Filly Trot action at Indiana Downs Friday night (Aug. 15). Dave Palone drove Merit Badge to a 3 1/2-length victory in 1:58.2, with a sparkling last half of :58.1. The filly trained by Chris Beaver had started from post eight. Would Workout finished second for the Trond ...
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Cantab Hall in Greyhound

on 08/14/2003 8:00 PM
Cantab Hall (above) remained undefeated with a 1:56.2 victory in a $44,000 division of the Greyhound at Springfield Tuesday (Aug. 12). Mike Lachance drove the son of Self Possessed-Canland Hall to his third victory in as many starts for trainer Ron Gurfein and owners Brittany Farms, Lindy Racing Stable, Jerry Silva and Sampson Street Stable. Cantab Hall defeated Coventry and D.R. Ackerman by...
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Self Possessed colts win

on 08/14/2003 8:00 PM
Two colts by Self Possessed took two of three divisions of the New Jersey Sire Stakes for 2-year-old trotting colts at Freehold Raceway Tuesday (Aug. 12). In the second of three Sire Stakes divisions, C & I Siegel Racing Stable's Real Leader, a son of Self Possessed, cut fractions of :30, :59.3 and 1:29.3 on the way to a 2 3/4-length tally in 2:00. Steve Smith drove the winner. Bang Zoom, a ...
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Fancy Creek Sport wins

on 08/14/2003 8:00 PM
Fancy Creek Sport, a 13-1 longshot, upset the best Illinois-bred 3-year-old colt pacers with a 1:49.3 mile in the final of the Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes at Springfield Wednesday. After the favored entry of Incredible Moe and Definitely Maybe made breaks before the quarter pole, driver Andy Miller tucked the Sportsmaster gelding behind the pace-setting Winchesters Best for fractions of :26...
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Stables ship to Red Mile

on 08/14/2003 8:00 PM
With the Sept. 1 opening of the fall meet at The Red Mile in Lexington, Ky., only a few weeks away, some of the sport’s top stables are beginning to ship in to acclimate to the Bluegrass. Four qualifiers were held at the track Wednesday morning (Aug. 13); however, it will be the last time horses will be on the track until next Tuesday (Aug. 19). With a professional rodeo scheduled to take...
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Filly trotters at Freehold

on 08/14/2003 8:00 PM
Abbey Craig scored in the fastest of two New Jersey Sire Stakes for 2-year-old trotting fillies at Freehold Raceway on Wednesday (Aug. 13) in a career-mark 2:00.3. David Miller drove the daughter of Muscles Yankee for trainer Jim Arledge Jr. and Sterlingbrook Farms. Sassy Savannah scored in the other division by a neck over Southwind Sabina. Jim Meittinis directed the 2:01.3 winner for trainer ...
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