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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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Detour Hanover wins first start in 1:58

on 09/11/2012 2:00 AM
Detour Hanover, the most expensive Standardbred yearling ever sold at auction when he was bought for $825,000 last fall, won his first pari-mutuel start on Tuesday (Sept. 11) at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   With David Miller in the sulky, Detour Hanover, a son of Andover Hall-D Train, started from post eight in the $9,500 conditioned event for 2 year olds. Miller sent the colt&nbs...
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Bolt The Duer in 1:48.2 in $250K KYSS final

on 09/10/2012 2:00 AM
The 2012 Kentucky Sire Stakes (KYSS) season wrapped up Sunday night at The Red Mile with eight $250,000 finals for 2 and 3 year olds of both gaits featured on the card. Two sophomores were able to defend their championships, including the 3-year-old filly trotter Northern Miss Hall and the 3-year-old colt pacer Bolt The Duer.   The marquee match-up of the night was the 3-Year-Old Co...
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Summertime Lea sets 1:54.1 Yonkers mark

on 09/10/2012 2:00 AM
The final week of New York Sires Stakes action before the championship finals got underway on Monday night (Sept. 10), with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $286,060 event for 2-year-old pacing fillies, with four divisions.   Odds-on favorite JK Beauty (Tim Tetrick, $2.60) strolled from first-over in the $71,840 opening division,. Leaving from post position four, she ...
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Mainland Key N takes Harrington Open

on 09/10/2012 2:00 AM
Harry Von Knoblauch's Mainland Key N ($12.40, Ross Wolfenden) was the beneficiary of a pocket trip in Monday's $20,000 Open at Harrington Raceway and responded with a strong surge in the stretch to prevail in 1:52. Trained by Peter Tritton, it was the fastest time of the season at Harrington. The 7-year-old Stoney Key gelding sat behind favorite and pacesetter Wind Me Up throughout fractions o...
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Ohio Super Night at Scioto Downs

on 09/09/2012 2:00 AM
Countess Leigh was the most dominant winner among the eight Ohio Sires Stakes finals contested as part of Ohio Super Night at Scioto Downs on Saturday. Eight $100,000 finals were contested. Trainer Marty Wollam sent Countess Leigh  to the front at the start of the $100,000 event as her rivals couldn’t match her early speed of the 3-5 favorite. But the 3-1 second choice Royal F...
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Always A Virgin offspring sweep in Indiana

on 09/09/2012 2:00 AM
There were a few family stories told on a big night of racing at Indiana Downs Saturday as the Hoosier state showcased its best in Indiana Sires Stakes finals. Offspring from the first crop by Always A Virgin swept the events for 2-year-old pacers and Russell and Jacalyn Beeman's horses made two trips to the winner's circle.   Right Touch, a son of Always A Virgin trained, driv...
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Frau Blucher shines on PASS Finals night

on 09/08/2012 2:00 AM
On a night that featured the state’s finest 2-year-olds, Frau Blucher was the most impressive of all, capturing the $200,000 Pennsylvania Sires Stake championship for freshman trotting fillies Friday at The Meadows in a track-record 1:54.4. Also taking $200,000 championships were Dontyouforgetit (trotting colts and geldings), Handsoffmycupcake (pacing fillies) and Good Day Mate (pacing ...
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Foiled Again wins star-studded open pace at Pocono

on 09/08/2012 2:00 AM
Foiled Again made a furious rally on the outside to nose out Bettor Sweet and win a talent-packed Open pace on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race carried the night’s top purse of $50,000. Foiled Again (Dragon Again-In A Safe Place) left from the outside post in a field of seven which had combined lifetime earnings of approximately $12 million. Driver Matt Kakaley se...
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Little Brown Fox, Knows Nothing take CTC elims

on 09/08/2012 2:00 AM
Little Brown Fox held off a late surge by Hambletonian winner Market Share to capture his $40,000 Canadian Trotting Classic elimination for three-year-olds on Saturday evening at Mohawk. The Jimmy Takter trainee, who was fresh off a 1:51.4 stakes, track and Canadian record performance in last Saturday’s lone Simcoe Stakes division at the Campbellville oval, retu...
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Ideal Carver & Panera Hanover win Babic Finals

on 09/08/2012 2:00 AM
A pair of odds-on favorites served up wire-to-wire victories in the Lou Babic Open and Lou Babic Filly Finals on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at Freehold Raceway. Ideal Carver by Western Ideal captured the $106,700 Lou Babic Open in 1:55.2 while Panera Hanover, a daughter of Rocknroll Hanover, snagged the $68,900 Lou Babic Filly in 1:56.4.  Both two-year-old pacing events are restrict...
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Simcoe & Champlain divisions at Mohawk

on 09/08/2012 2:00 AM
Sent off at odds of 9-1, Panther Hanover, driven by Sylvain Filion, converted off a perfect, pocket trip to score the victory in the lone $252,521 Simcoe Stakes division for sophomore pacing colts. Michaels Power (Scott Zeron), the 6/5 favourite, gunned his way to the front to lead his 11 rivals through panels of :25.4, :53.2 and 1:21.4, before Filion angled Panther Hanover out of the poc...
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Hail The Taxi wins NYSS after 33-day layoff

on 09/07/2012 2:00 AM
First-season New York-sired colts and geldings were on display Thursday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $290,455 New York Sire Stakes Jim Crawford Pace for 2-year-olds, with four divisions.   Sheppard Pace winner Hail The Taxi (John Campbell) enjoyed yet another successful Westchester work night, this time in the third ($71,605) event. The son of Art Major, who aut...
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Valdonna sets 1:52.4 Simcoe record

on 09/07/2012 2:00 AM
Valdonna delivered a new stakes records in the lone $209,871 Simcoe division for three-year-old trotting fillies on Thursday night at Mohawk. The Jimmy Takter trainee got under the wire in 1:52.4 with Dave Miller in the sulky.   While tempo-setter Bluff (Scott Zeron) put up fractions of :27.2 and :56.2, Valdonna sat patiently in fourth, but when the fillies entered the final turn, the 3-5...
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RE Shawn gives Chip Noble win over son Dan

on 09/07/2012 2:00 AM
Trotters starred in the feature events at Scioto Downs on Thursday night as two $6,500 events were contested. Favored RE Shawn prevailed for driver Chip Noble in the first, scoring from behind with a 1:59 mile. The son of Jailhouse Jesse is trained and owned by Paul Russell of Michigan.   Starting from post eight, RE Shawn was outside at every call in the mile and still managed...
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