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Consolation to

on 07/14/2003 8:00 PM
Allamerican Native won the $100,000 Meadowlands Pace consolation by wiring the field in 1:49.4. he won by 3 1/2 lengths over Brooklyn Hanover. Allamerican Native finished fourth in his Meadowlands Pace elimination after suffering interference and breaking stride. John Campbell drove Allamerican Native, a son of Presidential Ball, in the consolation.
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EPO test in NY soon

on 07/13/2003 8:00 PM
According to a report in the Daily Racing Form, the New York State Racing and Wagering Board is planning to test horses for the banned blood-enhancing drug erythropoietin--most commonly known as EPO--beginning sometime in the fall. New York would become the first U.S. state to test for EPO. Last week the Ontario Racing Commission announced that horses racing in that province would be tested for...
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Ifhallscouldtalk to repeat?

on 07/13/2003 8:00 PM
After making their provincial debut at Rideau Carleton Raceway one week ago in Trillium Series action, the two-year-old trotting fillies return to the Ottawa area oval this Sunday to compete in four Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series Eliminations. A total of 28 fillies will battle for a share of the $112,736 Ontario Sires Stakes purse, and Rideau Carleton fans will recognize 15 of them from the J...
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Carat a diamond in rough?

on 07/11/2003 8:00 PM
Quarter Carat is one of the longshots going postward in Saturday night's (July 12) $1 million Meadowlands Pace at the Meadowlands, and it's allowed trainer John McDermott to feel at ease in his first-ever appearance in the lucrative event. "I am hoping to win the race but I realize I am going to need a little help to do that," said McDermott, a former police officer, of Quarter Carat's chances....
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Roses for Jin Ms.?

on 07/11/2003 8:00 PM
After her world record mile in a Pennsylvania Sire Stakes at Pocono Downs last week, trainer Ray Van Dreason says Gordon's Jin Ms. was unfazed by the speedy mark and is ready to go in one of two divisions of the Rose of Tralee at Yonkers on Saturday (July 12). "I drew good and I know she's good on a half," said Van Dreason, though the filly has only previously raced on a half in the La Paloma l...
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NJSS to Squaw's Fella

on 07/11/2003 8:00 PM
Squaw's Fella, a Pacific Fella colt, held off the late challenge of Modern Art to extend his unbeaten streak to four and win the $150,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes final for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings last night (July 10) at the Meadowlands. Squaw's Fella was driven by Brian Sears for trainer Charles Connor Jr. The colt paced the mile in 1:53.4. Carol Pilger and Marland Dulaney own S...
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Waples, Robinson win two

on 07/11/2003 8:00 PM
In spite of the rain, which caused Woodbine Racetrack officials to rate the track sloppy and one second slower than normal, the two-year-old pacing colts put on an impressive speed show on Thursday evening. In the first of three Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series Eliminations Sauble Jackson and driver Stephen Byron rolled to a four-and-one-quarter length victory in 1:55. The win was the second th...
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Eilean fastest of four

on 07/11/2003 8:00 PM
Eilean Donon scored the fastest win of four Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots divisions at Kawartha Downs on Thursday evening. The two-year-old trotting colt and driver Tom Strauss circled the Fraserville, ON oval, rated two seconds slower than normal due to the wet weather, in 2:03.3. Sent off as the fans’ top choice, Strauss and Eilean Donon moved strongly off the starting gate from post ...
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Topaz fleet in Colonel Dan

on 07/11/2003 8:00 PM
Dunmore Topaz won the fastest of two $3,350 divisions of the Colonel Dan Trot for three-year-olds with a lifetime best of 2:03.1 Thursday night at Prince Edward Island’s Charlottetown Driving Park. Owner/trainer Ralph Annear drove the Defies Logic miss to a wire-to-wire victory, besting Mystery Balance by one-and-one-half lengths. Scarlet Chief was third. The other division went to Mar...
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Sport's richest in to go

on 07/11/2003 8:00 PM
Gallo Blue Chip, shown winning earlier this year at the Meadowlands, is harness racing's richest horse ever with earnings of $4,132,059. He will attempt to pick up his fifth win of the season at Rockingham Park Saturday. Gallo is entered in an elimination for the New Hampshire Sweepstakes, which will carry a $120,000 purse for the final. Ted Wing is scheduled to drive Gallo. Mark Ford, who t...
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Field set for Meadowlands Pace

on 07/11/2003 8:00 PM
Whatanartist had the best luck of the draw among the three elimination winners for Saturday's (July 12) $1 million Meadowlands Pace at the Meadowlands when he landed the four post. Allamerican Theory and Boulder Creek, who captured the other two elims, landed the nine and 10 post, respectively. "I knew the horse was capable of going fast but I wasn't paying attention to the teletimer," trainer ...
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Colt has 9-hole blues

on 07/11/2003 8:00 PM
It was obvious in the tone of trainer Des Tackoor's voice that he was dismayed with Meadowlands Pace elimination winner Allamerican Theory drawing the nine post in the $1 million final on Saturday (July 12) at the Meadowlands. "Post position nine, I'm certainly disappointed," said Tackoor from his Ontario home shortly after the conclusion of the Pace press conference on Tuesday afternoon (July ...
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Delmartha gets new owners

on 07/10/2003 8:00 PM
Delmartha may be the greatest performer ever for owner-trainer Jack Gray Jr., but now he has some partners to share in her success. A few days before she started in her elimination for the Delvin Miller Trot on Friday (July 4), trainer Kevin McDermott and New York Jets football player Wayne Chrebet bought into half of the 3-year-old filly for an undisclosed amount. Gray has remained in New J...
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Fairly dominant in Gold

on 07/10/2003 8:00 PM
How Is That Fair established a Canadian season's best for a two-year-old trotting colt on a half-mile track when he won his $130,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series Final in 2:00.3 on Wednesday night (July 9) at Flamboro Downs. The favoured son of Mr Lavec out of Ferry Lane, driven by Trevor Ritchie, was in the hunt the entire mile, sitting second or first throughout. Positioned a close second...
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Vision of Speed

on 07/10/2003 8:00 PM
The "Greatest Mare Pace Ever," as someone has referred to the Big M's $60,000 mare open on Saturday night, will include five mares with sub-1:50 records--Carolina Sunshine (1:48.4), Eternal Camnation (1:49.2), Worldly Beauty (1:49.3), Molly Can Do It (1:49.4) and Bunny Lake (1:49.4). The other starters will be Artistic Vision (1:50.2) and Always Cam (1:52f). Of those mares, Artistic Vision has ...
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Ready Response for Dancer

on 07/10/2003 8:00 PM
Trainer Ron Gurfein was ecstatic with Classic Response's second-place finish in his Stanley Dancer Trot elim, but with the Friday (July 11) final approaching, the last prep before the Hambletonian, this isn't the way he planned to go into the most important trotting event of the year. "The weather and the track have been so terrible, I've just been saving him and saving him and saving him," sai...
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Close race for Whig Party

on 07/10/2003 8:00 PM
Whig Party and driver Ron Pierce held on by a nose to win the New Jersey Sire Stakes final for 2-year-old pacing fillies in 1:55 on Wednesday night (July 9). The Artsplace daughter was off the gate quick, but was covered up until finding room in the stretch over pocksitter Gina's Spur (No Nukes). The top four finishers were separated by only a neck with Rainbow Blue (Artiscape) and Gussie Herma...
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Northfield Grand portrait

on 07/10/2003 8:00 PM
Lady's Portrait, a 2-year-old pacing filly by Arturo, was among the standout finishers in the Northfield Grand Circuit on Wednesday (July 9). Driven by Dave Palone, the filly took the lead at the half and had an easy time setting her 1:56.3 career mark. Jim Arledge Jr. trains for Robert Key. Key and Arledge also scored with trotting colt Confederateofficer in 2:01.2. Carrying odds of 11-1, the ...
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Round two for OSS rookies

on 07/10/2003 8:00 PM
Just two weeks after their provincial debut, Ontario's talented two-year-old pacing colts swing back into action at Woodbine Racetrack on Thursday evening for their second Gold Elimination. Several new faces will join the colts that made the trip to Rideau Carleton Raceway for the season opener, while others have opted to skip round two due to sickness or in favour of a shot at the Grassroots l...
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Bax’s distinctive pair

on 07/10/2003 8:00 PM
Ontario Sires Stakes (OSS) action returns to Kawartha Downs on Thursday evening (July 10) with four Grassroots divisions for the two-year-old trotting colts. A pair of colts making their racing debut hail from local trotting specialist John Bax's stable, Rob Ray, who will start from Post 3 in the third race and Kingma Kosmos, who gets the advantageous Post 1 in Race 6. The less seasoned colt...
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