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Evers makes consolation

on 06/18/2003 8:00 PM
Mark Evers didn't hesitate when asked if he was disappointed he would be racing his 3-year-old colt pacer Art's Chip in the $100,000 North America Cup consolation on Saturday night (June 21) instead of the $1.5 million final. The colt finished third in his elim and didn't draw into the final. "I am kind of upset we didn't get to the final," Evers said on Tues...
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Tompkins-Geers open at Scioto

on 06/18/2003 8:00 PM
Grand Circuit racing for 2-year-old competitors kicks off this week at Scioto Downs with the Tompkins-Geers stakes. Filly trotters and pacers go postward on Wednesday, June 18, and two fillies by first-year sire The Panderosa will make their first stakes starts. Trainer-driver Kurt Sugg has one of those fillies in his barn, Princess Justice. “I really like her,” Sugg said Tuesday (J...
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$1.5 million NA Cup draw

on 06/18/2003 8:00 PM
The draw for Saturday's (June 21) $1.5 million North America Cup at Woodbine Racetrack took place at a press conference on Tuesday (June 17) afternoon. 1. Allamerican Native (Chris Christoforou) 6-5 2. Artesian (Mike Lachance) 7-1 3. Yankee Cruiser (Dean Magee) 4-1 4. Articulator (Doug Brown) 30-1 5. Tarpaulin Hanover (Mike Wilder) 30-1 6. Execujet (David Miller) 15-1 7. Allamerican Theor...
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Trophy Catch wins

on 06/18/2003 8:00 PM
In a poll conducted by The Horseman earlier this year, trainer Jimmy Takter was the single conditioner among the six interviewed who placed Trophy Catch as the one to beat this year among the sophomore ranks. Takter had faith in the half-brother to two-time Horse of the Year Moni Maker, and after having gait problems at the end of last year which carried over to his initial qualifying efforts in 2...
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Heavy equipment at Monticello

on 06/18/2003 8:00 PM
Though local, state and federal approval for a Cayuga Indian Nation casino at Monticello Raceway must still go through, Empire Resorts Inc., which now owns the raceway, has already started preparing the site. Heavy machinery is now tearing up the north parking lot and scraping and grading the surface so when approvals come through--even if it is during the winter--construction can begin immedia...
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Glenn Harmer Dies

on 06/18/2003 2:00 AM
Diamond Creek and Sugar Valley Farm announced today that Dan Patch winner, Downbytheseaside is fully booked and closed for the 2019 season. In 2018, his first season at stud, Downbytheseaside served a full book of 140 mares and boasted an in-foal rate of over ninety percent.  His stellar pregnancy rates combined with his pedigree and performance on the racetrack, led him to a repeat fu...
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They never called

on 06/17/2003 8:00 PM
Trainer Brett Shultz said he never got a call from anyone about his mare Artistic Vision participating in the mare match race at the Meadowlands between Bunny Lake and Worldly Beauty. But even after Artistic Vision's powerful 1:50.3 victory over the boys at Hawthorne last Saturday night (June 14), Shultz didn't regret missing out on the match race. Artistic Vision had won eight of nine starts t...
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New streak for Royal Art

on 06/17/2003 8:00 PM
Royal Art, owned by Ohioans Dean Davis and Jim Snyder, won his 10th race of the year with a front-running 1:54 effort Monday (June 16) at Harrington Raceway. Trained by Josh Green and driven by Jim Morand, Royal Art battled for the early lead with Shark Sation (George Dennis) to a quarter-mile in :27.3. The tandem paced to the half-mile in :56.2 and three-quarters in 1:25.3. The pair drew clear...
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Allergies & Color Me Best

on 06/17/2003 8:00 PM
Tim Wilson Jr., who campaigns the million-dollar winning gelding Color Me Best, said allergies are causing the 8-year-old son of Cambest to race at less than peak performance. "Right now is a tough time of the year for him because of his allergies," said Wilson prior to the horse's fifth-place finish behind Artistic Vision in the $22,500 Invitational last Saturday (June 14) at Hawthorne. Col...
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Beissinger in Italy

on 06/17/2003 8:00 PM
Hall of Fame horseman Howard Beissinger was recently commissioned to inspect yearlings for the Italian Trotting Sales (ITS), scheduled to be held Sept. 8 and 9 at the Ippocampus Training Center near Bologna. Several U.S. sires will have offspring in the sale including Conway Hall, Self Possessed, Angus Hall, Enjoy Lavec, Donerail, Lindy Lane, Malabar Man, Muscles Yankee, SJ's Photo, Pine Chip, ...
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Armbro Barrister back

on 06/03/2003 8:00 PM
Armbro Barrister, a 2-year-old Malabar Man colt with a record of 2:00 and plenty of good reviews, was scratched "injured" from last week's Historic action at the Meadowlands. But he wasn't seriously injured, says trainer Ray Schnittker. "He had a boot that rubbed him on his right hind and then the place got infected and blew up," said Schnittker. "Since there was a detention barn for his race, ...
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Dr. Drew paces 1:49.4

on 06/01/2003 8:00 PM
Dr. Drew captured the $80,000 Kentucky-sired Spring Championship for 3-year-old pacing colts at The Red Mile Friday night with a 1:49.4 performance. The time is the fastest ever for a spring meet mile. Dr. Drew took advantage of the early speed turned in by LeavnonaJateplane and Allamerican Captor, which resulted in first-half fractions of :26.4 and :53.1. Pacing third at the rail, driver Dale ...
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Sire Stakes recap

on 06/01/2003 8:00 PM
Talk Forever, a colt by Stand Forever, was the fastest winner in Ohio Sire Stakes action for 3-year-old pacing colts Saturday night (June 28) at Scioto Downs. Dave Hawk drove the colt to a 1:53.2 victory. Friday night (June 27) at Buffalo Raceway, the gelding Bodacious Storm was the fastest winner of the five divisions of New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings. The son ...
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Art's Chip a supplement?

on 06/01/2003 8:00 PM
Saturday night (June 28) at The Red Mile, just a few days before the entry box closed for the Meadowlands Pace, trainer Mark Evers said the owners of Art's Chip were considering supplementing the colt to the race. The cost would be $150,000, which already deterred the owners of Jr. Mint. The last supplemental entry was in 2000 when the owner of PB Bullville paid the $150,000 fee but watched the ho...
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Another Indiana OTB?

on 06/01/2003 8:00 PM
Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) Staff Report: Additional Marion County OTB results in very little overall growth. Earlier this month Indiana Horse Racing Commission members heard arguments for and against waiving a condition to Indiana Downs’ permit that prevents the Shelbyville racetrack from gaining approval for a Marion County (Indianapolis area) satellite wagering facility. ...
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Valley Electric to travel

on 06/01/2003 8:00 PM
Valley Electric will once again put her unblemished sophomore record on the line Tuesday (July 1). This time, however, she will do it against open company outside of Hoosier Park and Indiana Downs. Drawing the seventh post in a field of 12, the Indiana-sired filly by Electric Yankee filly will attempt to capture her 12th seasonal victory in the $45,000 Hanover at Balmoral Park. A winner of m...
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Huston bobbleheads delayed

on 06/01/2003 8:00 PM
If you weren't at The Meadows Saturday night (June 28) but have been wanting to put in your order, the Roger Huston bobblehead dolls have been delayed. The bobblehead dolls created in honor of Huston, the colorful announcer at The Meadows, were scheduled to be given away at the track in conjunction with the track's 40th anniversary celebration. The dolls were reportedly delayed when SARS shutdo...
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Slots passes PA Senate

on 05/31/2003 8:00 PM
Slots legislation passed the Pennsylvania Senate by a vote of 27-22 at 12:15 Thursday morning, June 26. Legislators and other key parties had been negotiating the terms of the legislation early in the week and had a new bill printed by midweek. Some legislators had expressed reservations about voting for any bill that did not include a provision requiring newly licensed racetrack operators to p...
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McIntosh preps for fall

on 05/31/2003 8:00 PM
Although the majority of the 28 two year olds trainer Bob McIntosh started in baby races at Windsor Raceway on Wednesday (June 25) looked as if they were ready to begin their careers, don't look too soon to find their name on the entry sheets--especially in stakes events. "I never paid them into anything early so I wouldn't be tempted and do something stupid; that's what it basically does," sai...
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Money dispersed at Tartan

on 05/31/2003 8:00 PM
Following the closure of Tartan Downs racetrack in Sydney, Nova Scotia, industry leaders met Tuesday (June 24) to ddiscuss the dispersal of funds that had been allocated to the Cape Breton racetrack under a Nova Scotia government assistance program. The council agreed to add $25,000 to Atlantic Sire Stakes purses this year, bringing the Nova Scotia total up to last year's level of $200,000. ...
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