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Bee A Magician overcomes 10 to go 10-for10

on 08/11/2013 2:00 AM
O'Brien Award winning trotting filly Bee A Magician managed to keep her undefeated sophomore streak alive with a narrow victory from post 10 in the first of four $150,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Mid-Summer Challenges for 3 year olds featured on Saturday evening at Mohawk Racetrack.   Driver Rick Zeron floated Bee A Magician off the gate from the outside post position and was stret...
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Ali Blue ties Saratoga mark in NYSS

on 08/11/2013 2:00 AM
Ali Blue matched the track record for freshman fillies on Saturday night at Saratoga on a New York Sires Stakes-laden 15-race program.   The Jimmy Takter-trained 2 year old powered away from her rivals in the stretch before stopping the timer in 1:54.4 to match the track record for her division.   Ali Blue (American Ideal--Mintjulep Bluechip) moved her record to four wi...
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World records for Vegas Vacation, Shebestingin

on 08/11/2013 2:00 AM
Vegas Vacation and Shebestingin both captured the Empire Breeders' Classic finals at Tioga Downs, and both equaled world records in the process on Sunday afternoon.   In the $257,250 final for 3-year-old colt pacers, Vegas Vacation (Brian Sears) got away fourth from post four as Sunfire Blue Chip (Yannick Gingras) took the field to the opening quarter in :26.4. As the field went by ...
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Kentucky Sires Stakes for 2 year olds gets underway

on 08/11/2013 2:00 AM
The opening round of Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) for 2 year olds got underway on Sunday night at The Red Mile. Only the freshman colt trotters were divided into a pair of $15,000 divisions, while the colt pacers, filly pacers and filly trotters each went postward in a single $30,000 split.   Race 3 kicked things off with the first of the two KYSS divisions for first-year male ...
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Valley Of Sin sets 1:52.3 track record in PASS

on 08/10/2013 2:00 AM
Valley Of Sin blazed to a track record 1:52.3 in a Pennsylvania Sires Stake division Friday at The Meadows, locking up his spot in the PASS championship. However, the jubilation in his corner quickly turned to concern when he exhibited the effects of an injury apparently suffered during the race.   The $237,045 event for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters, known as the Hickory Smo...
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Super Stakes Saturday draw on Tuesday

on 08/10/2013 2:00 AM
The draw for Super Stakes Saturday, Aug. 17, at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 13. The entry box will close at 9 a.m., EDT.   Events included on the program are the Battle of the Brandywine 3-year-old open pace, the Colonial 3-year-old open trot and the Valley Forge 3-year-old filly pace. For both the Battle and the Colonial there will be a $500,00...
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Night Pro in 1:49 in ISS Gold division at Hoosier

on 08/10/2013 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park's track surface continues to sizzle as track records continue to fall this season. The 14-race card on Saturday was highlighted by two track record performances in the second round of the $30,000 Indiana Gold Sires Stakes action. For the third time in one week, the track record was lowered over Hoosier Park's seven-eighths mile oval, marking the 11th track record that ha...
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Northern Companion goes last to first at Vernon

on 08/10/2013 2:00 AM
Dorothy Zarza's Northern Companion advanced from last to first to capture Saturday night's $10.000 Open Pace feature at Vernon Downs.   Trainer Robert Hoffman was in the sulky as Northern Companion started out dead last. The gritty 5-year-old gelding stayed in sixth place through the half, as the favorite JK Panache cut out the mile. The bay son of Cambest-Smoke It Out rallied three...
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It was All Munkey Business at Tioga

on 08/10/2013 2:00 AM
All Munkey Business and John Plutino captured Saturday night's $10,000 featured condition trot at Tioga Downs.   Plutino got All Munkey Business away in the pocket as Prairie Big John (Jim Marohn Jr.) put up fractions of :28.3, :56.3 and 1:24.4. Around the final turn, Prairie Big John began to come back to the field and All Munkey Business was in perfect striking position. Down the ...
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Three new track records Saturday at Scioto

on 08/10/2013 2:00 AM
The Scioto Downs Racino racetrack has been on fire this year and Saturday's races set or tied three more track records.   Rockin Finish took on a field of pacers that have collectively earned over $640,000 so far in 2013 in the Capitol City Pace for winners over $60,000, a late closer for 4-year-old and over stallion and geldings. The blistering 1:50 mile, with a last quarter of :26...
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Scandalous Hanover fastest in PASS splits

on 08/10/2013 2:00 AM
Scandalous Hanover, Novascotia Hanover, and Somwherovrarainbow scored wins in their respective divisions of the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The three divisions for 3-year-old pacing fillies were raced, and each carried a purse of $78,224.   In the first Sires Stakes split, Scandalous Hanover (Dragon Again-Subtle Charm), the 9-2 second...
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Final Breath now 7 for 10 this season

on 08/09/2013 2:00 AM
Through two nights of Ohio Breeders Stakes (OBS) action taking place at Scioto Downs Racino Thursday and Friday, divisional dominators continued to sweep the races for state-breds.   Friday's OBS racing had 2 and 3-year-old colt trotters in the first two races of the night and both winners set new lifetime marks. Final Breath (Victory Sam-First Breath) took the 3-year-old divis...
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Aruba Vacation, Odds On Amethyst win at VD

on 08/09/2013 2:00 AM
Trainer Guy Howard refers to his veteran trotter Aruba Vacation as his "money machine,” and the steady-going gelding proved his worth once again with a solid 1:54 score in Friday night's $10,000 Open feature at Vernon Downs.   Also of note from Friday's Vernon card, Aruba Vacation's driver, Dan Daley delivered a "triple” on the 12-race program, finishing first with the prom...
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Lukas Hall sets track record in NYSS at Vernon

on 08/09/2013 2:00 AM
Lukas Hall converted a pocket trip into a 1:55 track record victory during the second division of Thursday night’s $106,124 New York Sires Stakes feature for 2-year-old male trotters at Vernon Downs. With Jeff Gregory doing the teaming for trainer Kevin Mc Dermott in Thursday’s $52,562 10th race, Lukas Hall drafted along in second place behind the mile-cutting favorite Crazzycrazzy...
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All but 1 driver in Saratoga accident back driving

on 08/09/2013 2:00 AM
The drivers and horses involved in the Wednesday night wreck  at Saratoga Casino and Raceway are doing ok. Three of the four drivers involved in the ugly incident were back driving on Thursday night. Bruce Aldrich Jr., Billy Dobson and Cory Stratton all suffered some bumps and bruises but were back in the bike on Thursday. Brian Cross didn't fare as well as the veteran reinsman re...
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David Brooks must forfeit almost $60 million

on 08/09/2013 2:00 AM
Long Island's Newsday has reported that David Brooks, not long ago a leading owner and breeder of Standardbred horses, including 2004 Little Brown Jug winner Timesareachanging, must forfeit $59.6 million in proceeds from insider trading. The ruling from Judge Joanna Seybert of U.S. District Court in Central Islip, NY, was handed down Aug. 7 after two days of hearings. Convicted by a federal jury...
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Hambletonian Day yields big numbers

on 08/09/2013 2:00 AM
Calculating the final all-sources handle for Hambletonian Day is a lengthy and complicated process due to foreign, non-commingled partners. The actual final tally is not known for several months. However, with some foreign outlets still in the process of reporting/finalizing their numbers, the total handle is projected to be very close to $8 million, which will be an increase from 2012. &nb...
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Jody Jamieson hits $100 mil (Can.); Coleman gets 2,000th

on 08/09/2013 2:00 AM
Canadian-based driver Jody Jamieson surpassed the coveted career earnings milestone of $100 million© with a victory aboard Panpero Firpo in an $18,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots division for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings Friday evening at Mohawk Racetrack. Jamieson and Panpero Firpo found the wire first in 1:51 for trainer David Menary. Because of the currency conversion rate,...
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Ramalama best in Yonkers Open Pace for mares

on 08/09/2013 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's Friday night $46,000 co-featured Open Handicaps--a pace for the fairer sex and a trot for anyone worthy--were won by a first-up Ramalama (George Brennan, $7.40) and a down-the-road DW's NY Yank (Brennan again, $4).   The femme field--pared to seven after last week's bridesmaid, Cocoa Beach, came down with the sniffles--saw 3-2 choice Four Starz Roe (Jason Bartlett)...
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He's Watching sets 1:50 world mark for 2YOCP

on 08/09/2013 2:00 AM
Coming into Friday night's New York Sires Stakes events for 2-year-old colt pacers, the talk of the state has been about He's Watching, who has posted two impressive sire stakes wins at Saratoga and Buffalo after making breaks at the start. When the night was over, the story got more impressive after He's Watching (Jim Morrill Jr.) minded his manners at Tioga and erased the world record f...
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