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Caris True takes Scioto open for mares

on 09/13/2012 2:00 AM
Caris True paced away from her rivals to win the $12,000 Fillies & Mares Open II at Scioto Downs on Thursday evening. She stopped the timer in 1:53.2 for driver Greg Grismore to defeat Gale Storm and Jl's Red Star.   Caris True rewarded her backers with a $32.60 payoff as she won at odds of 15-1 from post eight in the field of nine.   Virgil Morgan, Jr., the perennial...
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Fashion Astral lowers Harrington 3YOCT mark

on 09/13/2012 2:00 AM
Barbara Boese's Fashion Astral ($2.80, Carlo Poliseno) broke the track record for 3-year-old trotters Thursday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:56.1 victory in a conditioned event.   Trained and driven by Poliseno, the Broadway Hall colt left the gate from post four and immediately seized the front, where he set fractions of :28.2, :57.2 and 1:27 before drawing away by open ...
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Sears hits 8,000-win mark at Yonkers

on 09/12/2012 2:00 AM
In a resume chock full of major wins and never-ending milestones, Brian Sears crossed another item off his "to-do" list Tuesday night. Sears drove his 8,000th career winner, the round number coming with Get Packin' ($3.40) in Yonkers Raceway's $14,500, 11th-race trot (1:57.2). Sears began his work night three wins shy of the latest round number. He won the $11,500 pacing opener with Sgt Gri...
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Win Missy B leads NYSS fillies at Yonkers

on 09/12/2012 2:00 AM
Brian Sears reached the plateau-in-waiting, getting win number 7,999 with the millionairess Win Missy B ($2.80) in the second division of the $340,268 New York Sire Stakes Joe Goldstein Trot (four divisions at $85,067 each) for 3-year-old fillies at Yonkers Raceway on Tuesday night. The runner-up in this year's Hambletonian Oaks, Win Missy B scored in 1:54.4. "Missy," making her first ...
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Changes made to Kentucky drug regulations

on 09/12/2012 2:00 AM
Although proposed changes to Kentucky's drug regulations by the state's Racing Commission were initially turned down by a legislative committee, an override by Gov. Steve Beshear on Sept. 4 allowed them to be enacted and are now currently in effect. The only permitted medication on race day is furosemide (Salix). Included among the Standardbred changes is the restriction of adjunct bleeder ...
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Mohawk backstretch to close due to uncertainty

on 09/12/2012 2:00 AM
Despite efforts to keep the Mohawk Racetrack backstretch open, it will be closed on Dec. 15. Mohawk management advised the Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) so it could advise horsemen and give them 90 days notice and then announced the news Wednesday morning.   "I don't really know if it was strictly a matter of making the backstretch pay for itself," said COSA president Bi...
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Check Me Out takes on older horses at Tioga

on 09/12/2012 2:00 AM
World champion Check Me Out will come to Tioga Downs on Friday night along with three divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old filly trotters.   Fresh off of her convincing 1:51.3 world record performance turned in at Pocono Downs in the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes championship, Check Me Out will make her first start against aged trotters in Friday night's $18,000...
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Miller hopes My Man Can can in Wellwood

on 09/12/2012 2:00 AM
Julie Miller hopes that if anyone can win Saturday's $462,000 William Wellwood Memorial for 2-year-old trotters at Mohawk Racetrack, My Man Can.   My Man Can notched his first win last weekend by defeating Ergo Hanover by 2 3/4 lengths in 1:57.1 in his Wellwood elimination. My Man Can finished second in his two previous starts--a Pennsylvania Sire Stakes division on Aug. 23 at...
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Auction to benefit racehorse adoption at Jug

on 09/12/2012 2:00 AM
The annual charity auction to Benefit New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program and the Delaware County Fair will be held Wednesday, Sept. 19, in conjunction with the Pre-Jug Party immediately following the Jugette. Evolution Racing, Spyder, and UFO have each donated a new race bike, NTRA Benefits has contributed a deluxe John Deere riding mower, and Horse Gold has sent 100 tubes of Gastro M...
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Tetrick aiming for third million-dollar win this year

on 09/12/2012 2:00 AM
If Tim Tetrick can drive Market Share to victory in Saturday's C$1 million Canadian Trotting Classic for 3-year-old trotters, he will feel like a million bucks. Again. Tetrick has already won two million-dollar races this season, the $1.5 million Hambletonian with Market Share and the $1.01 million Metro Pace with Captaintreacherous. If he can add the Canadian Trotting Classic to his list o...
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Millers hoping their "Man" can win Wellwood

on 09/12/2012 2:00 AM
Julie Miller hopes that if anyone can win Saturday's C$462,000 William Wellwood Memorial for 2-year-old trotters at Mohawk Racetrack, My Man Can. My Man Can notched his first win last weekend by defeating Ergo Hanover by 2-3/4 lengths in 1:57.1 in his Wellwood elimination. My Man Can finished second in his two previous starts -- a Pennsylvania Sire Stakes division on August 23 at Harrah's P...
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A "Fielding of dreams" in Canadian Trot Classic

on 09/12/2012 2:00 AM
John Fielding, one of the most prominent owners in harness racing, will be well represented in this Saturday's $1 million Canadian Trotting Classic at Mohawk. Fielding, a resident of Toronto, will send out three entries in the 37th edition of the classic. Little Brown Fox looks best of the trio after he captured his elimination in 1:53, defeating Hambletonian winner and post time favorite, Marke...
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Catalogs for Hoosier Classic now available

on 09/12/2012 2:00 AM
Catalogs for the 2012 Hoosier Classic Select Sale are now available. The auction will be held Oct. 19 and 20 in the West Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis IN.   According to auction manager Steve Cross, "With the implementation of the selection process this year, this catalog offers the discriminating buyer the opportunity at buying a future Indiana champion. The sal...
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Series action at Colonial Downs

on 09/12/2012 2:00 AM
Poker Champ and KJ Hannah, divisional runners-ups in last week's first leg of the Emergency Squads of Virginia Pacing Series, stepped up a notch and scored wins in Wednesday's second leg at Colonial Downs.   Mark Gray's Poker Champ came from almost three lengths back at the top of the stretch and passed two front-steppers en route a duel with KJ Anita to the wire. Crossing in a life...
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World Cup favorite for Smith Trot for 3YOs

on 09/12/2012 2:00 AM
World Cup, for whom checks have been plentiful but wins scarce, will attempt to make a major score in the $80,000 Charles Smith Final on Friday, September 14, 2012 at Freehold Raceway.   The Smith is restricted to New Jersey-sired three-year-old trotters and is sponsored by the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey.   World Cup, a son of Yankee Glide, has two...
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Archangel smashes Batavia mark in NYSS

on 09/12/2012 2:00 AM
It was a homecoming for Archangel at Batavia Downs on Wednesday night in a $65,475 division of the New York Sires Stakes for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters. And Archangel, the Yonkers Trot winner and the fourth-place finisher in the Hambletonian, didn't disappoint one bit.   Archangel, a son of Credit Winner, gave the fans something to long remember by crushing the Batavi...
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Semper Fit wins Am-Nat 2CT elim

on 09/12/2012 2:00 AM
Freshman trotting colts grabbed the spotlight on Wednesday night at Balmoral Park as a field of 10 diagonally gaited 2 year olds battled in an American National Stake elimination. The top seven finishers in the race will join Powerful Poe, Super Classic and Show Ticket in next week's final which goes for $76,500.   Making it look like nothing more than a stroll in the park, Connie ...
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Tirade Hanover a threat in NYSS 2CT

on 09/11/2012 2:00 AM
Tirade Hanover is one of the biggest threats to win the New York Sire Stakes final for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday night, Sept. 22. A gelded son of Crazed, out of the Royal Strength mare Teagarden Hanover, Tirade Hanover is owned by Leigh Nichol, Stephen Moss and Harold and Helane Solomon, and trained by Tyler Raymer.   When you're not at...
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Moiseyev looking for back-to-back CTC wins

on 09/11/2012 2:00 AM
When the 37th edition of the $1 million Canadian Trotting Classic takes place this Saturday at Mohawk, driver Jack Moiseyev will look to do what no other driver has done before in the rich classic. Moiseyev will look to become the first driver in the event's history to post back-to-back wins.   Moiseyev, who guided Daylon Magician to victory in the 2011 edition, hopes to find himsel...
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Michael's Power heading to Little Brown Jug

on 09/11/2012 2:00 AM
Michael's Power, the leading money-winning pacer in harness racing, will compete in the Little Brown Jug on Sept. 20 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in central Ohio.   Trainer Casie Coleman said Tuesday that owner Jeff Snyder decided to pursue the Little Brown Jug rather than enter Michael's Power for an Ontario Sire Stakes Gold Series final on Sept. 22. The Little Brown Jug is t...
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