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Hanover yearling videos being posted

on 10/08/2012 2:00 AM
Videos of the 219 Hanover Shoe Farms yearlings selling at Harrisburg will be posted on the Hanover Shoe Farms website (hanoverpa.com) as they are completed. Providing the weather cooperates, the video process should be completed by Saturday, Oct. 13. Visitors to the Hanover Fairgrounds will be welcome to inspect these yearlings starting at 11 am daily, except Sunday, beginning Monday, Oct...
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Two Tattersalls starters land at Rood & Riddle

on 10/08/2012 2:00 AM
Trainer Jim Mulinix told harnessracing.com Monday afternoon, Oct. 8, that A Rocknroll Dance, who finished seventh in the $510,300 Tattersalls Pace on Saturday, Oct. 6, at The Red Mile, had throat surgery earlier in the day at Rood & Riddle Equine Clinic in Lexington, Ky. Mulinix's call came shortly after trainer Pete Foley told harnessracing.com that Bolt The Duer, who finished 12th in the...
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No penalty for Campbell in disqualification

on 10/08/2012 2:00 AM
After a hearing with The Red Mile track judges, driver John Campbell will not be further sanctioned for the rulilng that he caused interference on the front end while driving Odds On Equuleus in a Bluegrass division on Sept. 29. After a lengthy inquiry. Odds On Equuleus was disqualified from the win and placed last after the judges ruled Campbell took up abruptly in the final turn and cau...
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Backstretch With Gordon: Ky Futurity Day

on 10/07/2012 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Futurity is a tradition that has attracted trotting enthusiasts from around the world and one of those is Jeff Gural, who of course operates the Meadowlands and Tioga and Vernon racetracks. Gural has been in Lexington for several days and besides taking in the racing at The Red Mile he has been selling yearlings, buying yearlings, and also checked out the HFL Sports testing labora...
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Allerage Farms finals raced at Red Mile

on 10/07/2012 2:00 AM
Four finals of the Allerage Farms for older horses are on Sunday afternoon's card at The Red Mile, with Drop The Ball, Chapter Seven, Frenchfrysnvinegar and Bettor Sweet emerging victorious.    The first final on tap was the $70,000 contest for older pacing mares. Although the field raced in post-position order through first-half fractions of :28 and :55.3 led by Anndrovette an...
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Win Missy B wins Kentucky Filly Futurity

on 10/07/2012 2:00 AM
Win Missy B, who upset the heavily-favored Check Me Out in the second of two eliminations of the $287,000 Kentucky Filly Futurity Sunday afternoon at The Red Mile, came right back with a second victory in the decisive second heat to take home the trophy. Oasis Dream, who won the first elimination, was fifth.   Driver Ron Pierce got away second from post one in the second heat with W...
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My MVP wins 120th Kentucky Futurity

on 10/07/2012 2:00 AM
My MVP, who finished a close third in the Hambletonian final in early August at the Meadowlands, scored a decisive straight-heat victory in Sunday afternoon's $508,000 Kentucky Futurity for 3-year-old colt trotters at The Red Mile.   Driven by Mike Lachance, My MVP got away fourth in the second heat as Money On My Mind took the early lead, followed by Another Amoretto and first-eli...
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Stillings hits $40 million in career earnings

on 10/06/2012 2:00 AM
Dick Stillings, who was elected to harness racing's Living Hall of Fame this summer, added another laurel Friday at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino when he passed $40 million in career purses.   Fittingly, he achieved the milestone when he piloted Rembrandt Spur, the co-holder of The Meadows all-age trotting record (1:52.2) that Stillings trains for Richard Davis, to victory in t...
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Saturday Backstretch With Gordon

on 10/06/2012 2:00 AM
I've got a couple of things to say right away this Saturday morning while writing this in the press box at The Red Mile. First, the weatherman got it wrong. Although it is a bit cool this morning, the sun is shining. All predictions called for rain to start last night and continue through this morning, but it looks like all we had was a brief sprinkle at dawn. High of 59 today and mo...
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John Campbell named Grand Circuit president

on 10/06/2012 2:00 AM
The Grand Circuit, at its annual officers and stewards meeting on Saturday morning in Lexington, Ky., named John Campbell as its president.   The 57-year-old Campbell replaces the late Tom Thomson, who served as Grand Circuit president for 21 years before his death this past January. "Certainly it's an honor and something I'm very proud of,” said Campbell. "To be thou...
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Market Share wins in 1:50.3 in Lexington

on 10/06/2012 2:00 AM
In one of the easiest looking 1:50.3 miles ever trotted, Hambletonian winner Market Share cruised to a 3 1/2-length victory in a $10,000 late-closing trot Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile. The 3-year-old colt was not eligible to Sunday's Kentucky Futurity, but his connections decided to not make the supplemental payment and instead race in the late-closer.   Leaving from post one ...
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Economy Terror, Romantic Moment win Garnseys

on 10/06/2012 2:00 AM
With a 1:50 effort, Economy Terror captured the fastest of two $111,000 divisions of the Glen Garnsey Memorial for 3-year-old filly pacers Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile. The other Garnsey split went to Romantic Moment in 1:50.3.   Leaving from post six in the second Garnsey division, Economy Terror was sent for the early lead by driver Dave Palone. Moving past the opening quart...
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Big efforts needed to win ISS 2CP divisions

on 10/06/2012 2:00 AM
Four divisions of the $347,200 International Stallion for 2-year-old colt pacers were contested Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile. Odds On Euuleus won he second division in 1:50 flat, shortly after the first split went to Fool Me Once in 1:51.3. Captaintreacherous continued his stellar season with a 1:50.3 score in the third division while Apprentice Hanover posted a come-from-behind win in 1...
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Sweet Lou in 1:48.1 in Tattersalls Pace

on 10/06/2012 2:00 AM
The 12-horse $510,300 Tattersalls for 3-year-old colt pacers Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile was expected to be a wild and wooly affair and it lived to its expectations as the contest had action to start to finish. When the dust settled it was the reigning divisional champion Sweet Lou reaching the wire first in 1:48.1, fighting off a determined upset bid by Hillbilly Hanover down the stret...
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Code Word wins Yonkers Open for Burke

on 10/06/2012 2:00 AM
Code Word (Jason Bartlett) was left to his own devices and made 'em pay Saturday night, easily winning Yonkers Raceway's $44,000 Open Handicap Pace. Leaving from post position four, Code Word had no issues getting around inside assignee McDynamite (Brent Holland) and making the lead. A pair of tepid :28.1 quarters (:56.2 half) gave Code Word the upper hoof before River Shark (Pat Lac...
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Brett Miller takes Driving Challenge at Pocono

on 10/06/2012 2:00 AM
Brett Miller won the night's very first race and never looked back on his way to winning his second straight Battle of PA Driving Challenge on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The event featured drivers from Pocono and The Meadows but Meadows kingpin Dave Palone was missing, driving at The Red Mile on Saturday and Sunday. The nine drivers were awarded points based on the perfo...
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Lex Selected finishes with increase in average

on 10/06/2012 2:00 AM
The Lexington Selected Yearling Sale concluded its 2012 auction on a crisp pre-fall night in Kentucky and the final session kept the sale in positive territory. The sale finished with 677 horses sold for a gross of $23.89 million, resulting in an average price of $35,297. The average increased by 3.8 percent, up from the $34,019 attained last year when 745 horses were sold. The figures do not ...
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Red Mile to remember the sport's greats Sunday

on 10/05/2012 2:00 AM
The Red Mile has been a favorite destination for horsemen and trotting fans for more than a century, and on Sunday, Kentucky Futurity Day, the track will remember many who made the trek there annually and loved every minute of it.   Since last fall's Grand Circuit meet some of The Red Mile's biggest fans passed away. They are: Lloyd Arnold, a breeder-owner who in r...
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Friday Backstretch With Gordon

on 10/05/2012 2:00 AM
The one thing I probably hate most is sitting in my car in traffic. And that's what I had to do yesterday after leaving The Red Mile following the last race. It was total gridlock getting out onto Red Mile Road and I commiserated with Woodbine/Mohawk race secretary Scott McKelvie and his wife, Lori, in the track's parking lot looking at the logjam of cars. I should have expected the traffic...
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Frosh filly pacers sharp in International Stallions

on 10/05/2012 2:00 AM
Parlee Beach got good early position and then was able to rally back to win the first of three divisions of the $256,000 International Stallion Stakes (ISS) for 2-year-old filly pacers Friday afternoon at The Red Mile. Authorize came flying late to win the second division, with Hit The Curb capturing the third split..   In the first $85,000 ISS division, Ron Pierce left from post th...
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