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Googoo Gaagaa sets Rosecroft mark in MDSS

on 10/28/2012 2:00 AM
What do Maryland Sire Stakes and hurricanes have in common? Googoo Gaagaa!   Once again, just before a hurricane, Googoo Gaagaa set a track and stakes record, breaking Rosecroft's 3-year-old trotting colt record set in 1991 by Mr Chin and the Maryland Sire Stakes record set by Guyboin 2001.   Googoo Gaagaa looked like he was out for a stroll on Saturday, setting fraction...
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Ma Chere Hall, Banco Solo take Kindergartens

on 10/27/2012 2:00 AM
Ma Chere Hall and Banco Solo each earned champion status as a result of their impressive victories in Friday night’s $408,500 finals of the 2012 Kindergarten Classic Series for 2-year-old trotters at Vernon Downs.   Ma Chere Hall, who tied the Vernon record for her age, sex and gait with a 1:56 clocking in last Friday’s fifth and final KCS preliminary leg here, followed that rem...
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Tamla Celeber S upsets in Open Mare Trot

on 10/27/2012 2:00 AM
Tamla Celeber S, with Brian Sears, stormed down the stretch to nail the defending champion, Frenchfrysnvinegar  on the line in the $250,000 (US) Mare Trot, the first of 12 Breeders Crown finals worth $6.2 million, Saturday night, October 27 at Woodbine. The five-year-old daughter of Cantab Hall looked like she could finish no better than second when the field turned for home, as the odds-o...
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Freshman Somwherovrarainbow takes Filly Pace

on 10/27/2012 2:00 AM
Somwherovrarainbow, driven by Andy Miller, delivered an off-the-pace score for trainer George Teague Jr. in the $600,000 Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Filly Pace on Saturday night at Woodbine. The daughter of Somebeachsomewhere-Rainbow Blue got away fifth behind UF Dragons Queen (David Miller), who clocked the opening panel in :27.  From third, L Dees Lioness (Scott Zeron) was the first to m...
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Chapter Seven grinds out 1:52.3 Open Trot win

on 10/27/2012 2:00 AM
Nothing worthwhile should come easy, and it didn’t for Chapter Seven who despite being parked from the start, gamely wore down international star Commander Crowe to capture the $600,000 Breeders Crown Open Trot at Woodbine Saturday evening, October 27. The race developed much as expected with Mister Herbie, Commander Crowe and Chapter Seven all leaving sharply for early position. Elitlopp win...
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American Jewel paces to 1:52.1 Crown win

on 10/27/2012 2:00 AM
Favoured American Jewel, with Tim Tetrick at the controls, took over from Economy Terror in early stretch and went on to a one and one-quarter length win over a closing Shelliscape in the $500,000 Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Filly Pace, Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack. It was the eighth win in 15 starts this year for the daughter of American Ideal-Trim Hanover, as she completed the mile in 1:5...
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Big BC wins for To Dream On, Wheeling N Dealin

on 10/27/2012 2:00 AM
To Dream On, driven by Yannick Gingras, equalled the stakes record with a 1:54.4 score in the $600,000 Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Filly Trot on Saturday night at Woodbine. The Jimmy Takter trainee followed behind splits of :28.1 put up by Cupcake (Ron Pierce), and :57.3 clocked by Royal Assets (Tim Tetrick). To Dream On then advanced first-up from fourth where she easily took command.&n...
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Maven and Gingras team for 1:54 Crown score

on 10/27/2012 2:00 AM
Maven gave driver Yannick Gingras back-to-back Breeders Crown victories with a powerful uncovered victory in the $500,000 Crown for sophomore trotting fillies. The always alert driver had Maven, a daughter of Glidemaster, on the bit from the start and aggressively pushed to get a spot fourth right between favorite Check Me Out and second choice Win Missy B as the field sped into the first turn....
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Rockin Amadeus, Somwherovrainbow win 2YO paces

on 10/27/2012 2:00 AM
Rockin Amadeus, a 17-1 shot with Yannick Gingras, got up in the final strides to take the $600,000 (US) Two-Year-Old Colt Pace on Breeders Crown night at Woodbine. It was a three-horse photo at the wire, but Rockin Amadeus had prevailed by a half-length, with Wake Up Peter one-quarter length in front of the prohibitive choice Captaintreacherous for second, in the 1:51.2 mile. Captain...
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Wheeling N Dealin still perfect with Crown win

on 10/27/2012 2:00 AM
Wheeling N Dealin remained undefeated in nine lifetime starts after capturing the $600,000 Breeders Crown Two-Year-Old Colt Trot on Saturday night at Woodbine. The Dustin Jones pupil and driver Sylvain Filion got away mid-pack behind Royalty For Life (Tim Tetrick), who clocked the opening panel in :28. As the field entered the backstretch, elimination winner Wheeling N Dealin was on the move...
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Crown victory for favored Heston Blue Chip

on 10/27/2012 2:00 AM
The team of driver Tim Tetrick and trainer Linda Toscano scored again when Heston Blue Chip wore down Sweet Lou to capture the $555,000 Breeders Crown three-year-old colt pace. The race was expected to be a shootout and it lived up to its billing with a host of leavers forcing an incredibly fast past under less than ideal conditions. Tetrick left the gate with Heston Blue Chip but was outspr...
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Anndrovette repeats, Tetrick sets Crown mark

on 10/27/2012 2:00 AM
Tim Tetrick became the first driver to win four Crown finals in one night, when he steered Anndrovette to victory in the $331,500 (US) Breeders Crown Mare Pace Saturday evening at Woodbine Racetrack. Tetrick, who won earlier on the card with Chapter Seven (Crown Trot), American Jewel (Three-Year-Old Filly Pace) and Heston Blue Chip (Three-Year-Old Colt Pace), also joined Hall of Famers John Cam...
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Intimidate rallies to 3YO Colt Trot victory

on 10/27/2012 2:00 AM
The supplemented Intimidate used his late closing kick to capture the $555,000 Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Colt Trot on Saturday night at Woodbine. Elimination winner Intimidate and driver Ron Pierce got away seventh behind Knows Nothing (Jody Jamieson), who marched past the first-quarter in 27-seconds.  Hambletonian and Canadian Trotting Classic winner Market Share (Tim Tetrick) was...
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Bettor Sweet impressive in Open Pace romp

on 10/27/2012 2:00 AM
It appears as if October at Woodbine is the perfect season for Bettor Sweet. The seven-year-old gelding made it back-to-back Breeders Crown Opens with an awesome 1:49 1/5 score in the $500,000 contest closing out the dozen race Crown card. Driver Dave Miller had a mission from the start and it had to do with getting to the front. Despite leaving from post seven Bettor Sweet jetted out and tucke...
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It's all in the family for James MacDonald

on 10/26/2012 2:00 AM
Driver James MacDonald is looking forward to bringing his brother act to the Breeders Crown, one of standard racing's most prestigious events, boasting over $6 million in purse earnings this Saturday evening at Woodbine. The MacDonald name needs no introduction in harness racing circles. Mark, James’ older brother, is one of the sports leading drivers, with...
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Breeders Crown challenge Saturday at Meadowlands

on 10/26/2012 2:00 AM
Bet the Breeders Crown simulcast from Woodbine and win big in the Breeders Crown Challenge on Saturday, October 27 at the Meadowlands. Walk-ups welcome. The top two finishers in the tournament will earn spots in the 2013 World Harness Handicapping Championship, courtesy of Woodbine.  Prize money will be paid out to the Top 10 finishers, plus players keep their bankroll.  There w...
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Intimidate intends to live up to his name

on 10/26/2012 2:00 AM
Even though Intimidate still has work ahead of him, trainer Luc Blais feels the toughest job is completed. Intimidate is the 5-2 morning line second choice in Saturday’s $555,000 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old male trotters. His connections – Blais and co-owner Judith Farrow – paid $62,500 to get the colt into last weekend’s eliminations, so advancing to the final was of paramount ...
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Melady's Money wins NJSS final in stakes record

on 10/26/2012 2:00 AM
Melady’s Monet extended his winning streak to three and trotted a stakes record 1:57.3, capturing the $25,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes – Green Acres Final for three-year-old trotting colts on Friday, October 26, 2012 at Freehold Raceway. Trained by Taylor Gower and driven by Hall of Famer Cat Manzi, the gelded son of Revenue eclipsed the Green Acres gelding record of 1:58 set by Spat One ...
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Royal Cee Cee N, Tober score Yonkers features

on 10/26/2012 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's Friday night pair of $44,000 co-featured Open Handicaps--for distaff pacers and everyone-welcome trotters--were won by odds-on choice Royal Cee Cee N (George Brennan, $3) and Tober (Jason Bartlett, $8.30). It was Royal Cee Cee N making quick work of her outside starting venue. Hurdling over her six inside rivals (one defection), she easily found her way around P Note Blue ...
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Passion for horses runs in the family for Alagna

on 10/26/2012 2:00 AM
In the world of harness racing, there’s no better recipe for success than hard work, perseverance, knowledge and passion for the game. Sprinkle in a bit of luck and as some would say, "it’s all good.” Chicago-based trainer Donna Lee couldn’t agree more, especially when it comes to her son Tony Alagna, who will be harnessing six Breeders Crown starters on Saturday.  Much has ...
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