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KYSS 2YOs in action Thursday at Red Mile

on 08/28/2012 2:00 AM
The second leg of Kentucky Sire Stakes (KYSS) for 2 year olds will be contested Thursday night, Aug. 30, at The Red Mile, setting the stage for the $2 million Super Night scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 9. The 3 year olds will be in KYSS action on Saturday, Sept. 1, which will finalize the fields for the eight finals worth $250,000 each. On Thursday, the 14-race card kicks off with a lone $30,0...
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Can Betterthancheddar be big cheese in CPD?

on 08/28/2012 2:00 AM
Betterthancheddar is out to confirm his status as the big cheese in Saturday's $787,000 Canadian Pacing Derby, but he will need to fend off nine rivals, including a rejuvenated Golden Receiver.   With wins in eight of nine races this year, Betterthancheddar is the top-rated older pacer in harness racing and sits at No. 4 overall in the sport's most recent Top 10 poll. Betterth...
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Illinois governor vetos gaming bill

on 08/28/2012 2:00 AM
The Chicago Tribune reported Tuesday morning that Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed a major gambling expansion plan that would have permitted slots at the state's racetracks, plus allowed five new casinos, including one in Chicago. Chicago's mayor had been lobbying for the bill to be passed by the governor. The deadline for the governor to act on a bill allowing an expansion of...
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Forte is 'Velvety Smooth' in Godfather Pace

on 08/28/2012 2:00 AM
Now the Italian Americans have someone to cheer for in Monticello Raceway's Heritage Drivers Series finale after Mike Forte drove Velvety Smooth to an easy 1:58.2 triumph in the Godfather Pace on Monday afternoon.   The race, which featured drivers of Italian extraction, was the sixth leg of the year-long series and now Forte will join the winners of the previous preliminary legs in...
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A Rocknroll Dance favored in Jug Future

on 08/28/2012 2:00 AM
Could it be two in a row for Ohio? A Rocknroll Dance, trained by Jim Mullinix of Wauseon and co-owned by Denny Miller of Archbold, is the 7-5 favorite in the first of two wagering pools for the 2012 Little Brown Jug. Bolt The Duer is next at 5-1 and Thinking Out Loud is third at odds of 6-1.   A Rocknroll Dance will race Monday afternoon, Sept. 3, in the $322,716 Cane Pace final at ...
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Windsor officials file to open OTW site

on 08/28/2012 2:00 AM
The operators of Windsor Raceway, which is scheduled to be closed on Friday, Aug. 31, have filed an application to open an off-track wagering facility in Windsor. Tuesday's CBC News is reporting that the application calls for the site to be at Club Alouette on Central Ave.   The application is currently under review by the Ontario Racing Commission. Windsor Raceway president Pat Sou...
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$825K yearling Detour Hanover 2nd in qualifier

on 08/28/2012 2:00 AM
Detour Hanover, a full brother to the 2007 Horse of the Year Donato Hanover who was purchased last fall at the Harrisburg yearling sale for a record $825,000, made his first appearance on the racetrack on Tuesday morning in a qualifier at Harrah's Philadelphia. With David Miller driving for trainer Tom Cancelliere, Detour Hanover finished second, race-timed in 1:58.3.   Miller got a...
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Can 'Captain' keep 'Pace' for Katz?

on 08/28/2012 2:00 AM
For longtime owner Marvin Katz, the 2012 edition of the $1 million Metro Pace, set for Saturday night at Mohawk, is a decidedly different experience than last year's edition.   The Toronto-based businessman shares ownership of Simply Business, the 2-year-old colt that pulled off a 20-1 upset from post nine in the 2011 Metro, and Captaintreacherous, the rookie that will be the proba...
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Rocknmyjeans scratched from Metro final

on 08/28/2012 2:00 AM
The Tony Alagna-trained Rocknmyjeans has been scratched from Saturday's $1 million Metro Pace at Mohawk. The 2-year-old colt finished third in his Metro elimination behind Apprentice Hanover and runner-up Vegas Vacation.   "We were not happy the way he came out of his elimination and as a group we're not pleased with his performance,” said the conditioner. "He's not lame, but ...
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Hava Kadabra! Eight-hole magic at The Meadows

on 08/28/2012 2:00 AM
Firing to the lead from post eight, Hava Kadabra showed some front-end magic in capturing Tuesday's $22,500 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Hava Kadabra outdueled Heza Challenger for the early lead and was so strong on top for Dave Palone that no rival could mount an effective threat. The 5-year-old Kadabra-Armbro Vixen gelding scored in 1:55, three-quarters of a length&nb...
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Sylvain Filion wins 7,000th career race

on 08/28/2012 2:00 AM
Driver Sylvain Filion celebrated his 7,000th career win during Tuesday evening's harness racing card at Georgian Downs.   Filion, 43, scored a driving double with Richard Moreau-trained trotters Guiltywithanexcuse and Rodeo in the fourth and eighth races to reach the milestone. He later started his pursuit for another thousand wins with freshman pacer Somewhere With You scoring...
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Freshman duo sweep PA Stallion prelims

on 08/28/2012 2:00 AM
Momma's Jolt and McAlvin each completed sweeps of the four preliminary legs of the Stallion Series for 2-year-old colts and geldings on the pace with victories on Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. There were eight Stallion Series divisions held at Pocono on Tuesday night, each carrying a purse of $20,000.   Momma's Jolt (Village Jolt-Prettiestgalintown), owned by Fashion...
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Mister Herbie cruises in Frank Ryan Memorial

on 08/27/2012 2:00 AM
Winning the 48th edition of the $185,335 Frank Ryan Memorial at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Sunday evening turned out to be a piece of cake for Mister Herbie, who cruised to an easy victory in 1:54 for his O'Brien Award-winning connections--driver Jody Jamieson and trainer Jeff Gillis.   Mister Herbie was hustled off the gate from post six, and after being parked to th...
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Michaels Power hits $1 mil with Ontario Gold

on 08/27/2012 2:00 AM
Michaels Power moved into the millionaires circle on Sunday night at Rideau Carleton Raceway with a commanding track record performance in the Ontario Sires Stakes Gold final for 3-year-old pacing colts.   With regular reinsman Scott Zeron in the race bike Michaels Power waged an early battle with I Found My Beach for control of the front end. While I Found My Beach hit the quarter ...
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Jug winner Big Bad John returning to Delaware

on 08/27/2012 2:00 AM
Reigning Little Brown Jug champion Big Bad John will be returning to the Delaware, OH County Fairgrounds again this fall. One the most popular Jug winner in history, Big Bad John will be in the Jug Barn for the final three afternoons of the Grand Circuit meeting and will be available for photographs throughout each day. The 66th Jug winner will also lead the Jug post parade for the elimination...
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Apprentice Hanover takes connections to Metro

on 08/27/2012 2:00 AM
The newly acquired Apprentice Hanover has been nothing short of spectacular so far this season and that could translate into a $1 million Metro Pace victory this Saturday at Mohawk.   After capturing his Metro elimination in a sizzling 1:49.4, the freshman pacing colt has tasted defeat just one time in five career starts with $95,592 in the bank. The son of first-crop sire Somebeach...
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Lou's Bad Yankee takes Harrington feature

on 08/27/2012 2:00 AM
Legacy Racing of Delaware, M.A. and T.D. Adams, and Kevin Evans' Lou's Bad Yankee ($21.40, Jon Roberts) scored his third straight win Monday, cruising to a 1:52.2 win in the $18,000 featured Open pace at Harrington Raceway.   The Wayne Givens-trainee left hard from post one and set all the fractions in his half length win over Artist Point and Wind Me Up. The Badlands Hanover 5-year...
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Sugar Wheeler to compete for Ontario Gold

on 08/27/2012 2:00 AM
Paul MacDonell qualified two Mike Keeling trained trotting fillies for Thursday night's $130,000 Gold Final at Mohawk Racetrack, but the reinsman had committed to Sugar Wheeler well before he engineered the results of last week's eliminations. MacDonell has driven the 3-year-old trotting lass in all but two of her 20 career starts and he is, quite simply, a fan.   "Nowadays you...
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Betterthancheddar captures CPD elim

on 08/26/2012 2:00 AM
Betterthancheddar, arguably the top aged pacer in North America this season, found the winner's circle in the single $50,000 Canadian Pacing Derby elimination on Saturday at Mohawk in 1:49.1.   Driven by George Brenna, the 4-year-old son of Bettor's Delight has tasted just one defeat this season from nine starts for trainer Casie Coleman and owners West Wins Stable and Steve Calhoun...
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My Last Chance stands tall in Ohio Breeders

on 08/26/2012 2:00 AM
My Last Chance was the smallest horse in the field of nine starters in the $20,000 Ohio Breeders Stakes Saturday at Scioto Downs, but he was standing tall in the winner's circle after the race.   The 2-year-old gelding upset heavily-favored Feelin Lika Winner to notch his fourth victory in eight starts this season. Trainer-driver Chip Noble did his mother Carol Noble, the breeder an...
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