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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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Peaceful Way final set after Thursday elims

on 09/07/2012 2:00 AM
To Dream On kept her undefeated freshman record intact with a career-best equalling score in her $30,000 Peaceful Way elimination for 2-year-old trotting fillies on Thursday night at Mohawk.   The Jimmy Takter trainee stopped the clock in 1:54, matching her own North American season's-best record, which she set in the Merrie Annabelle final at the Meadowlands on Aug. 4.   ...
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Drink The Wine, Pine Credit score in Historics

on 09/07/2012 2:00 AM
Drink The Wine and Pine Credit won divisions of Thursday night's $138,196 Historic Stakes for 2-year-old trotters, while driver Jim Morrill Jr. collected six victories during the 65th program of the year at Vernon Downs. Chris Lems sat in for trainer R. "Nifty” Norman in a non-betting distaff Acorn Stakes event during the middle of Thursday's 12-race pari-mutuel program and piloted Drink ...
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Hanover Lex yearling videos now online

on 09/07/2012 2:00 AM
The videos of the 24 Hanover Shoe Farms yearlings selling at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale are now available. They can be accessed at hanoverpa.com. or through the sale's website lexingtonselected.com. These yearlings will be sold on the first two days of the sale Tuesday, October 2 and Wednesday, October 3. They will ship to Lexington on Saturday, September 29 and be available there...
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Pierce sweeps PA Stallion championships

on 09/07/2012 2:00 AM
The diverse stories behind the four winners of their respective $40,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series Championships for 2 year olds Thursday at Harrah's Philadelphia have two things in common–all four winners set or equaled the stake record, and all four were driven by Hall of Famer Ron Pierce.   In the space of two hours, Pierce achieved what had not been done in aggregate in...
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Walnut Hall Ltd. yearling videos now online

on 09/07/2012 2:00 AM
The videos of the Walnut Hall Ltd. yearlings, selling Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 2 and 3, at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale are now available at Lexingtonselected.com. All of the Walnut Hall Ltd. yearlings are also available for inspection both in-hand and in the turnout paddock seven days a week until sale time. (Walnut Hall Ltd.)
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Won The West to be honored on Jug day

on 09/07/2012 2:00 AM
Won The West, two-time Pacer Of The Year and Breeders Crown champion, will be honored in Jug Day retirement ceremonies on Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Delaware, Ohio County Fair. Won The West was also feted last month at the Meadowlands in winner's circle ceremonies. Won The West will be housed in the Jug barn next to 2011 Little Brown Jug winner Big Bad John. After the Winbak Pace, Won...
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Rich card of racing on Scioto's Ohio Super Night

on 09/07/2012 2:00 AM
Ohio Super Night on Saturday will be one of the richest nights of racing ever in more than a half-century at Scioto Downs. The card features 16 races, half of them being $100,000 Ohio Sires Stakes finals. The supporting card is outstanding in itself as the $30,000 Invitational Pace features many of the fastest pacers from various tracks in Ohio and neighboring states.     "...
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Gingras on his power game in 2012

on 09/07/2012 2:00 AM
Yannick Gingras is truly in the driver's seat in 2012, closing in on what will be the most successful season of his career.   The 33-year-old Quebec native has already banked over $8.8 million in purse earnings, putting him on track to surpass his personal best of $11.9 million which he set last year. Earlier last month, Gingras was also crowned the Meadowlands's leading driver for the fi...
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Kentuckiana to downsize, sell breeding stock

on 09/07/2012 2:00 AM
A reduction of the Kentuckiana Farms equine inventory will occur in November of this year at Harrisburg, Pa., as part of the annual Standardbred Horse Sales Company Mixed Sale.   Kentuckiana will remain active in the business by maintaining a smaller, more select broodmare operation, and continue its boarding and consignment/agency operations and its highly successful stallion operation, ...
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Rosecroft to hold qualifiers Saturday morning

on 09/07/2012 2:00 AM
Racing returns to Rosecroft Raceway Saturday morning with a six race qualifying card beginning at 10 am. Two trotting races and four pacing races are on tap for the morning.   Six horses that have never faced the gate will appear in the qualifiers and the defending "Trotter of the Meet” and fan favorite, Stargazer Lily makes her return to the races after a summer vacation. The ultra con...
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