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14 entered in Thursday's Little Brown Jug

on 09/15/2012 2:00 AM
Fourteen 3-year-old pacers have been entered for the $487,550 Little Brown Jug, set for Thursday at the Delaware County Fair. Among the contenders are colts owned in Ohio, including A Rocknroll Dance.   First Elimination: 1--Escape The News (Tim Tetrick/Joe Holloway)-10-1; 2--Major Bombay (Jim Morrill Jr./Tony Alagna)-8-1; 3--Michael's Power (Scott Zeron/Casie Co...
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Average price down 49% at Canadian sale

on 09/15/2012 2:00 AM
Warrawee Phoenix, a half brother to Warrawee Needy, was the sale topper for the first session of Standardbred Canada's 2012 Canadian Yearling Sale on Saturday, bought by trainer David Menary with a bid of $90,000. But the bigger news was that the average price for the first day of the sale plummeted by 49 percent. A total of 124 yearlings went through the sales ring on Saturday, bringi...
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B Fly Mcqueen, Riccolo first Super Night winners

on 09/15/2012 2:00 AM
Illinois' Super Night 2012 got off to a rousing start on a beautiful Saturday night at Balmoral Park as John Barnard's B Fly Mcqueen posted a 29-1 shocker in the $116,000 Lady Ann Reed. In the next race, the $110,000 Su Mac Lad for 3-year-old colt trotters, there was no big surprise as Riccolo returned to Illinois and won in 1:56.4.   In the Lady Ann Reed for 3-year-old trotting fil...
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Windsong Jack upsets MachPride in Ontario

on 09/15/2012 2:00 AM
As owner Denis Breton predicted, it was Windsong Jack's quick turn of speed that propelled him to Ontario Sires Sakes Gold Final glory at Flamboro Downs on Saturday evening.   The 2-year-old pacing colt and driver Scott Zeron lined up in post 2 in the $130,000 Gold Final and when fan favorite Mach Pride rocketed away from the starting gate to a :27.1 opening quarter, Zeron opted to dro...
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Latest Desire, Dedi's Dragon win Elevations

on 09/15/2012 2:00 AM
The 2-year-old pacing colts Latest Desire and Dedi's Dragon took different routes to the Indiana Downs winner's circle Saturday night. The first $89,600 division was won by Latest Desire and Ron Pierce in 1:53.2, with Pierce finding daylight along the pylons and his charge sprinting past Real Rocker just before the wire. Dedi's Dragon cut the pace in his $90,600 division and stole a :30 second...
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Tamla Celeber turns in 1:55.1 workout

on 09/15/2012 2:00 AM
The 5-year-old Cantab Hall mare Tamla Celeber, who won the European Championship in August, tuned up for her North American campaign by working out before the judges at The Red Mile Saturday night before the races. With Frode Fladen in the sulky, she started behind the gate and turned in a 1:55.1 effort, with her last half in :56 and her earplugs still in her ears.   Fladen allowed ...
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Bee A Magician edges To Dream On

on 09/15/2012 2:00 AM
Bee A Magician, the 5-2 second choice, wore down the undefeated post time favorite To Dream On to capture the $435,000 Peaceful Way final on Saturday at Mohawk, part of the Canadian Trotting Classic undercard.   Driven by Rick Zeron, the rookie trotting miss celebrated her biggest victory of her young career as she posted the narrow victory in 1:53.4.   Samartina (Keith O...
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Easy Wellwood victory for Wheeling N Dealin

on 09/15/2012 2:00 AM
Wheeling N Dealin remained undefeated in seven starts this season as he captured the $462,000 William Wellwood Memorial Trot on Saturday at Mohawk. His winning time was 1:55.3. The rookie son of Cantab Hall, sent off as the odds-on favourite, settled into third position in the early going for driver Sylvain Filion as Murmur Hanover (Mario Baillargeon) led his nine rivals past the opening quart...
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Market Share neck the best in Trotting Classic

on 09/15/2012 2:00 AM
Driver Tim Tetrick captured his third million-dollar race this year when the heavily-favored Market Share got up in the final strides to score by a neck in 1:52.2 in the $1-million Canadian Trotting Classic for 3-year-olds, Saturday at Mohawk.   Tetrick, who won the $1.5 million Hambletonian also with Market Share and the $1-million Metro Pace with Captaintreacherous, joins Hall of ...
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Tirade Hanover trots 1:57.3 in NYSS at Yonkers

on 09/14/2012 2:00 AM
New York Sire Stakes preliminary leg competition concluded its downstate dance card Thursday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $286,600 Lew Barasch Trot for 2-year-old colts and geldings.   The event again honored the memory of the legendary publicist and Harness Hall of Famer, whose work at Roosevelt Raceway in general and with the International Trot in particular helped keep harness...
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An inside look at Illinois Super Night

on 09/14/2012 2:00 AM
The fields have been set and now the excitement begins as Balmoral Park gears up for Illinois' biggest night of racing, Super Night 2012, this Saturday, Sept. 15. The festivities will get underway around 5:30 p.m. (CDT) and the first post will be at 6:30 p.m. for the 14-race card.   In all, more than $1.3 million in purse money will be on the line with eight championship battles sharing t...
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American Jewel, Economy Terror in Jugette

on 09/14/2012 2:00 AM
The 42nd edition of the Jugette has attracted 15 three-year-old pacing fillies, with fields of eight and seven set to square off in eliminations next Wednesday at the Delaware County Fair. The field for the $296,050 race includes divisional heavyweights American Jewel and Economy Terror, who will be starting in separate eliminations. However, both fillies have drawn outside post positions. &nbs...
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DRF.com to stream Delaware, Ill. Super Night

on 09/14/2012 2:00 AM
In a continuing effort to offer harness fans the most in-depth coverage of the sport and to cross-promote harness racing to Daily Racing Form's Thoroughbred fans, Daily Racing Form will be streaming live video for Balmoral's Super Night on Saturday, and the Jugette and Jug cards from the Delaware County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, Sept. 19, and Thursday, Sept. 20.   All three racing ca...
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Prestidigitator has new shoes for Saturday

on 09/14/2012 2:00 AM
Trainer Dustin Jones and longtime owner Serge Godin could be in for a big night Saturday when a pair of talented trotting colts step onto the track at Mohawk. Prestidigitator, a 3-year-old son of Kadabra, will look to capture the $1-million Canadian Trotting Classic and Wheeling N Dealin, a 2-year-old son of Cantab Hall, will put his undefeated record on the line when he contests the $462,000 Wi...
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Muscolo nips Kingstone in Charles Smith

on 09/14/2012 2:00 AM
Muscolo, looking for his first win of the year, nipped Kingstone for a nose victory in the $80,000 Charles Smith Trot on Friday afternoon at Freehold Raceway. It was just about a year ago when the son of Muscles Yankee–Vernon Blue Chip won a New Jersey Sire Stakes Green Acres preliminary leg at Freehold on Sept. 16, a week after winning the $60,000 Harold Dancer Trot. Muscol...
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Check Me Out sets Tioga track record

on 09/14/2012 2:00 AM
Check Me Out captured the $18,000 Open Trot over a track listed "good" against older male trotters, and did it with post position nine on Friday night at Tioga Downs.   Tim Tetrick shuffled the filly out of the gate and tucked in fourth as John Campbell and Opening Night led a field of nine through an opening quarter in :27. The field raced in straight alignment by a half in :5...
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Trick Man scores on Scioto closing card

on 09/14/2012 2:00 AM
Trick Man won the faster of two divisions of the Open II Pace at Scioto Downs on the closing night of the 2012 season on Friday. His time of 1:52.4 was a tick faster than the time clocked by Emjayem Grand A in winning his split of the night's feature event.   Trick Man was the even-money favorite for trainer-driver Ray Paver and he got away in the middle of the 10-horse field. Doc's Yanke...
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Isabella's Magic upsets Meadows mares

on 09/13/2012 2:00 AM
Trailing by five lengths at the top of the stretch and pinned along the pylons, Isabella's Magic went from worst to first to score a 16-1 upset victory in Wednesday's $22,500 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Pace at The Meadows.   When Dick Stillings finally was able to clear her to the outside, Isabella's Magic still had to pass seven horses to get the win. The 5-yea...
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Longtime Michigan official Frank Utter dies

on 09/13/2012 2:00 AM
Longtime Michigan racing official and a member of the state's Harness Racing Hall of Fame, Frank C. Utter, 78, of Fowlerville, Mich., died Sept. 11 at home.   He was born Aug. 26, 1934, to Irving F. and Ethel M. (Jones) Utter and married Ann B. Hillman on Sept. 21, 1957. He graduated from Fowlerville High School in 1952 and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.   Mr. Utter owne...
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Swedish mare to work out at Red Mile Saturday

on 09/13/2012 2:00 AM
Tamla Celeber, a 5-year-old mare by Cantab Hall who won the European Championship for mares on Aug. 15 at the Solvalla track in Stockholm, Sweden, is just about ready to begin her North American campaign. The mare is at John-Erik Magnusson's ACL Farm in Paris, Ky., and she is presently scheduled to work out before the judges at The Red Mile on Saturday night before the racing card. ...
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