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Team Baillargeon aims for trotting stakes double

on 09/05/2012 2:00 AM
For Ben Baillargeon, who focuses on conditioning trotters, winning the $462,000 William Wellwood Memorial Trot or the $435,000 Peaceful Way final at Mohawk Racetrack with a pair of rookies would be a truly meaningful accomplishment.   The veteran horseman has yet to win either high-profile event, but hopes it's in the cards this year.   "It would be nice to win them,” s...
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Connections reflect on Foiled Again's career

on 09/05/2012 2:00 AM
After Foiled Again became the richest pacer in North American harness racing history with his win in last weekend's Canadian Pacing Derby, trainer Ron Burke was asked if he is ever surprised by the 8-year-old horse's ability to perform at an elite level season after season.   "It's almost to the point now where we're going to be surprised when he doesn't,” Burke said without...
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Aunt Mel favorite in Helen Smith at Freehold

on 09/05/2012 2:00 AM
Aunt Mel, who carries a three-race winning streak, is the 3-1 morning line favorite in the $50,000 Helen Smith for three-year-old New Jersey-sired trotting fillies on Friday, Sept. 7, at Freehold Raceway. The Yankee Glide filly will leave from the rail with Brent Holland driving in the seventh race feature. The Erv Miller trainee won last week's $10,000 Helen Smith elimination race, followi...
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Horsemen trying to help after barn fire

on 09/05/2012 2:00 AM
Immediately after the fire which devastated the stable of Josh Cochran at the Richland County Fairgrounds in Mansfield, Ohio, horsemen are once again showing their generosity. The fire, which occurred in the early morning of Sept. 1, took the lives of Standardbreds Mindy Love Brown, Caribean Cruise, Forever A Gift, Hee Haws Jet, Big Black Jack, The Little Feller, Stop N Stare and KG Dot Dorian...
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Fast times at Colonial Downs season opener

on 09/05/2012 2:00 AM
Colonial Downs ushered in its 15th annual harness racing season Wednesday afternoon on a warm and muggy afternoon, and after the first three races were contested, the mile times sped up considerably. Five of the last seven races featured winning times of 1:53 or below.   Fastest mile of the day was authored by Manley Brown's Camifications in the fourth race. The 8-year-old Camluck g...
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American Jewel win Simcoe in 1:49.4

on 09/04/2012 2:00 AM
World record holder, American Jewel, once again found victory lane at Mohawk as she lowered the $205,871 Simcoe Stakes record to 1:49.4 in the lone division on Monday evening. Driven by Tim Tetrick for trainer Jim Takter, American Jewel captured the Fan Hanover final earlier this year at the Campbellville oval and in doing so she became the fastest sophomore filly in history with her 1:48....
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Bettorseeitmyway takes Scioto Labor Day feature

on 09/04/2012 2:00 AM
Bettorseeitmyway and Lil Miss Alibi each took honors in the Labor Day afternoon features at Scioto Downs. Bettorseeitmyway was the even-money favorite in the fifth race for leading driver Chris Page. Page let Morningsailor and Aaron Merriman get to the front before making a second quarter move with Bettorseeitmyway that took the sophomore gelding to the front. The half-mile time clicked at ...
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Colonial set to open Wednesday with 10 races

on 09/04/2012 2:00 AM
A ten race card featuring two first leg divisions of the Emergency Squads of Virginia Pacing Series will kick off the 15th annual harness racing season Wednesday afternoon at Colonial Downs.   The late-closer series will be contested as the fifth and sixth races on the program, and feature $3,750 purses.   Mark Gray's Poker Champ is the morning line choice in the first di...
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Stallion I Scoot Hanover dies at age 15

on 09/04/2012 2:00 AM
Standout Indiana stallion I Scoot Hanover p,3, 1:51.3f ($646,181) was euthanized at Michigan State University on Sunday, Sept. 2, after suffering a brief terminal illness that was inoperable.  The son of Jate Lobell-I Sparkle (by Nihilator) was 15 years old.   I Scoot Hanover stood his entire career at Hillcrest Farm in Goshen, Ind.  His connections will always be gra...
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Briefly wins Beckwith Memorial at Plainridge

on 09/04/2012 2:00 AM
Briefly, the second longest shot on the board, took control late in the mile to win the $25,000 Bert Beckwith Memorial Pace at Plainridge Racecourse on Monday afternoon (Sept. 3).  The time was 1:53.4. Driven by Mike Eaton, the 14-1 shot took full advantage of a two-hole trip and eased past pacesetting Gracie Gracie (John Beckwith) halfway down the stretch. Hurricane Emily (Jim Hardy) ...
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17 entered in Canadian Trotting Classic

on 09/04/2012 2:00 AM
Market Share, this year's $1.5 million Hambletonian winner, will headline the Canadian Trotting Classic eliminations this Saturday night at Mohawk. The $1-million final, for three-year-old trotters, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15.   Also on the card, A Rocknroll Dance will start from post 12 in the 12-horse Simcoe for 3-year-old pacing colts. The $252,521 Simcoe also includes...
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Five entered for Quillen Memorial at Harrington

on 09/04/2012 2:00 AM
The final for the sixth annual Bobby Quillen Memorial at Harrington Raceway was drawn Tuesday afternoon. The race will be contested Monday, Sept. 17, and since only five horses were entered, no eliminations are necessary. The final will carry a purse of $216,500.     The highly-competitive group of five horses boast lifetime earnings totaling nearly $10 million. The&n...
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Win Missy B 1:54.4 NYSS winner at Tioga

on 09/03/2012 2:00 AM
Win Missy B (Charlie Norris) made her way back to the winner's circle on Sunday night at Tioga Downs in a division of the NYSS for 3-year old filly trotters. Fresh off of her second-place finish to world champion Check Me Out in the Zweig at Vernon Downs, Win Missy B got right back to business in the New York Sires Stakes.   Leaving from post position number one in a field of seven,...
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Red Mile Grand Circuit meet opens Sept. 27

on 09/03/2012 2:00 AM
The fall Grand Circuit meet at The Red Mile in Lexington, KY has long been the showcase for the very finest harness racing has to offer. The historic red clay mile oval is a true test that separates the champion from the pretender. They greats have all raced here, with Immortals such as Greyhound, Niatross and Moni Maker adding to their rich legacy with remarkable Red Mile accomplish...
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Dynamic Youth upsets in 1:48.4 in Cane at Tioga

on 09/03/2012 2:00 AM
Although he went off at 2-5 in the wagering as part of an entry with A Rocknroll Dance, Dynamic Youth posted an upset on Monday afternoon in the $322,716 Cane Pace Final at Tioga Downs. A Rocknroll Dance finished fourth.   Dynamic Youth is not eligible to the Little Brown Jug but could be supplemented thanks to his victory in the Cane. Although primarily a New York Sires Stakes comp...
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Blackjack Princess captures Shady Daisy

on 09/03/2012 2:00 AM
In the $100,000 Shady Daisy, held on Labor Day at Tioga Downs, an early battle by Persisten (David Miller) and Major Look (Jeff Gregory) through fractions of :25.4 and :53 resulted in an by Blackjack Princess and Mark MacDonald.   Miller took control of the field by the quarter as Gregory looked to move back to the front, but Miller would not release the heavy betting favorite....
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I Luv The Nitelife shines in She's A Great Lady

on 09/02/2012 2:00 AM
I Luv The Nitelife delivered a three-quarter length victory in the $610,000 Shes A Great Lady Stakes final, Saturday night at Mohawk, part of the Metro Pace undercard.   The 2-year-old pacing filly, driven by Jack Moiseyev, returned to victory lane after winning her elimination in a 1:50.1 world-record performance.   The Chris Ryder-trained I Luv The Nitelife got away fou...
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Foiled Again breaks Gallo's record with CPD win

on 09/02/2012 2:00 AM
Foiled Again, driven by Yannick Gingras, became the richest pacer of all-time when he posted the 14-1 upset to take this year's edition of the $787,000 Canadian Pacing Derby on Saturday evening at Mohawk, part of the Metro Pace undercard.   The 63-time winner surpassed Gallo Blue Chip's record of $4,260,959. The 7-year-old son of Dragon Again now has career earnings pf $4,351,994. &...
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Summertime Lea continues NYSS domination

on 09/02/2012 2:00 AM
Summertime Lea, the heavy 1-9 favorite, didn't disappoint her backers as she made it six wins in seven starts in her short career, winning a $37,910 division of the New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old filly pacers at Batavia Downs Saturday night. Driver Tony Hall, making his first appearance ever at Batavia Downs, took Summertime Lea ($2.30) to the top just before the quarter pole and just s...
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Pato captures Swedish Derby

on 09/02/2012 2:00 AM
The Swedish Derby for 4-year-old trotters was held Sunday and Pato, a son of the French sire Orlando Vici, won the race in a mile rate time of 1:57.1 over 2,640 meters. Panne de Moteur was second while Perfectly Enough took third. Pato's dam is She's My Pie, by Alf Palema.   The Derby for mares was also contested and Red Red Red was the winner. Driven by Fredrik Persson, she was tim...
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