Day At The Track


03:59 AM 31 Aug 2005 NZST
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Miss Wisconsin will attempt to become Miss Illinois---or at least Miss DuQuoin State Fair---on Thursday.

The recent Merrie Annabelle winner heads the field in the $50,000 Hayes Memorial on Thursday at DuQuoin. The freshman daughter of Muscles Yankee will be steered by Mike Lachance, who was in the bike behind her when she rallied in late stretch to win the Merrie Annabelle.

Miss Wisconsin, trained by Ron Gurfein, takes a slate of three wins in five starts into the Hayes on Thursday. She took her 1:56.3 mark in the Merrie Annabelle.

She will face a stern test from the fast Illinois-bred filly Victor's Finesse and driver Andy Miller. This filly picked up a 1:55.4 mark at Springfield when she was placed first in the $55,000 final for state-breds. Victor's Finesse has five wins in eight starts and will have the advantage of starting from the rail.

Others in the field of nine are Penny Dream, Venezia, Chippesbrownsugar, No Time For Play, Passionate Glide, Celebrity J Lo, and Malibu Gal.

Lotsa Muscle, beaten just a nose in the Peter Haughton Memorial in early August, heads the $50,000 Hayes Memorial for 2-year-old trotting colts at DuQuoin on Thursday.

The son of Muscles Yankee will be steered by John Campbell and faces and ten rivals in the one-mile test. He will start from post three. In post ten is Chocolatier, a son of Credit Winner, and a recent winner in 1:56.1 at Springfield. D.R. Ackerman will steer Chocolatier.

The remainder of the fields is comprised of Make You Mine, Leroy Zet, Man About Town, Kid Wizard, Remus, Romand Holiday, Kick Party, Self Respect, and Dumbledore.

Courtesy Of Dean A. Hoffman and The Unites States Trotting Association

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