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Here's who took byes for Crown 2YO races

on 10/16/2012 2:00 AM
Four freshman Breeders Crown eliminations are carded for Friday, Oct. 19, at Woodbine Racetrack to get the 10 finalists for the $600,000 two-year-old finals on Sat.,Oct. 27. The Crown races for 2 year olds includes byes in the colt trot and filly pace. The byes in the 2-year-old colt trot were taken by Dontyouforgetit and Major Athens; in the filly pace,   No byes were required in t...
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Mare Trot only older Crown needing elim

on 10/16/2012 2:00 AM
Among the for Breeders Crown for older horses, only one division–the mare trotters–needed a single elimination to get to a 10-horse final on Saturday, Oct. 27. The Breeders Crown conditions allow for a single trailer so there will be 11 in the $331,500 Mare Pace, which has been drawn for the final. The $500,000 Open Pace drew 10 and is also finalized. The mare Put On A Show entered ag...
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Six Crown elims needed for 3 year olds

on 10/16/2012 2:00 AM
Six sophomore Breeders Crown eliminations are carded for Sat., Oct. 20 at Woodbine Racetrack to get the 10 finalists for the $500,000 filly races and the $550,000 colt finals on Sat., Oct. 27. The $500,000 three-year-old filly trotter drew 11 and has been drawn for the final.   All other sophomore division had 15 entries, so two eliminations were necessary with the first five finish...
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Pembroke Dewey among new Maine champions

on 10/15/2012 2:00 AM
Maine Sire Stakes Championships for the 3-year-old divisions were decided on Sunday (Oct. 140 at Scarborough Downs. An enthusiastic crowd came forth to witness the combat as the Maine-breds battled for purses in excess of $77,000 per split.   Pembroke Picture claimed the filly crown on the trot posting her 11th win of the season and 20th career victory lap. Owned by William Varney o...
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Powerful Poe tops Mystical Dew in Hanover

on 10/15/2012 2:00 AM
Despite rain, hail and winds in excess of 30 mph throughout the day, Sunday night's stake action at Balmoral Park went off without a hitch with the action being headlined by a pair of Hanover Stakes for 2-year-old trotters and the Betzotic Stake for Illinois conceived and foaled 2-year-old pacing fillies. Despite the conditions, form held true throughout the night as heavy favorites took home ...
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Commander Crowe third; Crown still planned?

on 10/15/2012 2:00 AM
Commander Crowe, the third-place finisher in last year's Breeders Crown Open Trot, prepped for a possible return appearance in the Crown when he finished third in the Grand Prix d Sud-Ouest on Sunday in France. In other news about European horses, Tamla Celeber, the Swedish mare, is reportedly on track to make the trip to Woodbine for the Breeders Crown Mare Trot.   The race, a 2,57...
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Saratoga to begin Wednesday Pick 5 wager

on 10/15/2012 2:00 AM
Saratoga Casino and Raceway will present a new guaranteed pick five opportunity beginning on Wednesday, Oct. 17. The first of its kind at a New York harness track, Saratoga Harness' Pick 5 wager will cover races 6 through 10 on Wednesday race dates throughout the end of the 2012 season. The Pick 5 will be part of the United States Trotting Association (USTA) Strategic Wa...
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Box for last Kindergarten leg closes Tuesday

on 10/15/2012 2:00 AM
The fifth and last leg of the 2012 Kindergarten Classic series is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 19, at Vernon Downs. Friday's card will be drawn on Tuesday, Oct. 16, with a 9 am box close. The Race Office may be reached at (315) 829-6825 and the condition sheet is available on the Vernon website. The $200,000E Kindergarten Finals will be raced on Friday, Oct. 26. Current point standings for b...
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Go ahead & Tweet about the Breeders Crown!

on 10/15/2012 2:00 AM
TheHambletonian Society and Woodbine Entertainment Group havey announced the official Twitter hashtag for the 2012 Breeders Crown. Fans of theStandardbred Racing's year-end championships, set for Saturday, Oct. 27, at Woodbine, can follow news and updates on Twitter using…#BreedersCrown. Twitter users are encouraged to use thehashtag when tweeting about the event. Facebook users can stay ...
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Commander Crowe 3rd, but Crown bound

on 10/15/2012 2:00 AM
Calle Wihlborg's European champion Commander Crowe was committed to the $600,000 Breeders Crown Trot by the noon deadline on Saturday, Oct. 13, but he had one small obstacle to complete before making travel plans for the Oct. 27 event. Trainer Fabrice Souloy and driver Christophe Martens had to race the 9-year-old gelding in a "prep” for the Breeders Crown, the Grand Prix du Sud-Ouest, a mil...
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Michael's Power one of 3 BC supplements

on 10/15/2012 2:00 AM
Two sophomores, colt pacer Michael's Power and colt trotter Intimidate, along with mare pacer Rebeka Bayama were supplemented to their respective divisions by the noon deadline on Monday, Oct. 15. The $6 million Breeders Crown finals will be contested on Saturday,Oct. 27, at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Canada. With the three-year-old colt pace division still seeking a leader, Little Brown J...
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Or wins 44G Open Handicap Pace at Yonkers

on 10/14/2012 2:00 AM
Or (Brent Holland), assigned the inside as the wagering outsider, picked off favored Code Word (Jason Bartlett) Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $44,000 Open Handicap Pace. Code Word, last week's wire-to-wire winner and this week's 9-10 favorite, had few issues making the lead from post position No. 6. After a :27.2 opening quarter-mile and :56.2 intermission,  P H Jackpot (...
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Hammer fillies finish 1-2-3-4 in PA Fairs Final

on 10/14/2012 2:00 AM
Roger Hammer, who hit the big time when Vivid Photo won the 2005 Hambletonian, proved that he’s still "King of the Fairs” in Pennsylvania when 3-year-old filly pacers he trains swept the first four positions in a PA Fairs championship Saturday at The Meadows. On a splendid fall night, The Meadows hosted all eight fair finals — each with a purse of $20,000 — a celebration that incl...
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Mel Mara upsets Michael's Power in Gold Final

on 10/13/2012 2:00 AM
Returning to Canada after competing at the Grand Circuit meet in Lexington, Kentucky, three-year-old pacing colt Mel Mara earned his first Ontario Sires Stakes Gold trophy of his career defeating divisional leaders Michaels Power and Warrawee Needy in the $130,000 final on Friday evening at Flamboro Downs. With Tim Tetrick in the sulky, Mel Mara left from post four in the field ...
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Sir Caviar soars over $500K in career earnings

on 10/13/2012 2:00 AM
Returning to his stomping grounds after a disappointing road trip, Sir Caviar regained his form with a narrow victory in Friday’s $22,500 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Long dominant among The Meadows trotting elite, Sir Caviar traveled to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs for a Sept. 29 Winners Over event but was a faltering sixth as the 7-10 favorite. Friday, the 6-year-old S.J.’...
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Naughtytiltheend, Celebrity Bluechip win Yonkers co-features

on 10/13/2012 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's Friday night pair of $44,000 co-features--an Open Handicap for distaff pacers and an old-fashioned Open for trotters--were won by Naughtytiltheend (Brent Holland, $11.80) and Celebrity Bluechip (Jason Bartlett, $7.80). In play early from post position No. 6, Naughtytiltheend made the lead around Hula's Z Tam (Pat Lachance) before a :28.3 opening quarter-mile. Inside assi...
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Helios remains undefeated in his young career

on 10/13/2012 2:00 AM
The capable colt Helios remained undefeated in his young career following Friday night’s 1:57.2 triumph in the $24,200 Late Bloomer Series final for three and 4-year-old trotters at Vernon Downs. Making just his fourth career start, Helios ($4.40) followed Celebrity Obsesion and Zanna Royal off the starting gate, and remained in third to the half in :57.2.  The sophomore son o...
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SS Tommy Turner upsets in Betzotic stake

on 10/13/2012 2:00 AM
After watching their female counterparts battle in a Betzotic Stake last night at Maywood Park it was time for the Illinois conceived and foaled three-year-old colt pacing set to grab the spotlight on Friday night as a field of six lined up behind the gate for their share of a $12,700 jackpot. With the scratch of 6-5 morning line favorite and division leader Al’s Hammered (sick) Friday...
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Verdad edges Mortal Zin in NJ Futurity

on 10/13/2012 2:00 AM
Verdad edged out stablemate Mortal Zin for a neck victory in the $50,000 New Jersey Futurity for three-year-old pacers on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Freehold Raceway. Restricted to New Jersey-sired pacers, the featured tenth race drew five geldings, two fillies and one colt.  The Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey sponsors the New Jersey Futurity. Th...
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Memorial service for Jim Barry on Monday

on 10/13/2012 2:00 AM
A memorial service for James "Jim" Barry, who died on Oct. 5, will be held at Mt. Horeb Church on Iron Works Pike in Lexington, KY on Monday, Oct. 15, at 5 pm.   Mr. Barry, a friend of many in the harness racing community, had worked at Peninsula Farm in Georgetown, KY. A native of Bradford, IL, Mr. Barry will be buried in his hometown. 
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