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Stakes record for Pantholops at The Meadows

on 09/24/2011 2:00 AM
Shuffled to fourth at the head of the stretch, Pantholops took advantage of two breakers, poured through the Lightning Lane and scored in a stake-record 1:54.3 Friday at The Meadows in a division of a Keystone Classic. The $79,200 event for 3-year-old trotting fillies was conducted over three divisions, with Caitrin Hall and Decolletage taking the other splits.Pantholops left alertly for Aaron Mer...
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Solid start for Indiana Premier Yearling Sale

on 09/24/2011 2:00 AM
The inaugural Indiana Premier Yearling Sale started with a solid first session Friday, September 23 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. A total of 130 yearlings were sold Friday afternoon, averaging $12,978. Trotters were in high demand, with the first Indiana crops of stallions Jailhouse Jesse and Here Comes Herbie topping the sales sheets. Jesses Crown, cataloged as hip 65, brought the top bid for...
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Tebow cheered at Lexington's Red Mile

on 09/24/2011 2:00 AM
Although there were several stars on the Friday card at The Red Mile the biggest cheers of the night came for the maiden 2-year-old gelding pacer Blueridge Tebow. Yes, despite a Free-For-All Trot field that included Arch Madness, Lanson, Opening Night, Whit and VC Chocoholic, and other young horses with strong pedigrees, it was Blueridge Tebow who evoked the biggest cheers from thos...
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Qualifying conditions for Red Mile Grand Circuit

on 09/24/2011 2:00 AM
All horses plan on racing at The Red Mile during the two-week Grand Circuit meet that begins Thursday, Sept. 29, must have a charted line in the last 30 days according to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and a clean line in 45 days for The Red Mile conditions.   If you have any question if your horse is not qualified please call the Racing Office at The Red Mile.  Condition sheets ...
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Freshman fillies featured at Indiana Downs

on 09/24/2011 2:00 AM
Freshman fillies were featured at Indiana Downs Friday evening, September 23 in the first round of Indiana Sires Stakes competition. A total of eight $40,000 divisions were carded – four for pacers and four for trotters – with favorites winning five splits.   Cincinnati Star kicked off the 14-race card with an impressive seven-length romp in the first $40,000 division for trotting filli...
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Favorites falter in Sunshine Stakes finals

on 09/24/2011 2:00 AM
The longest win streak enjoyed by any horse racing in South Florida in 2011 ended on Saturday evening at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park as all eight divisions of the $10,000 purse Sunshine State Stakes Championships were contested in the Florida Standardbred Breeders And Owners Association (FSBOA) Fall Series.   The 13 race and lifetime undefeated record of three year old trotting fill...
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Milton Stakes final to Laughandbehappy

on 09/24/2011 2:00 AM
WEG’s leading driver, Jody Jamieson, used a pocket trip to his advantage as he guided Laughandbehappy to a 1:50.2 score in the $400,000 Milton Stakes final Saturday evening at Mohawk.   Anndrovette (Tim Tetrick), one of last week’s elimination winners, led nine rivals past the opening station in :26.3. Laughandbehappy was in the two-hole, with Maureen Rocks (Scott Zeron) sitting third a...
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We Will See matches world record at Pocono

on 09/24/2011 2:00 AM
For all his accomplishments, pacing superstar We Will See had failed to get a win in his previous four tries at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. On Saturday night, he made amends for that in the biggest way possible.   We Will See paced the fastest mile ever in the history of the Pocono oval, matching a world record in the process, in a victory in the featured Open pace. The race carried the ni...
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Favored Southern Allie takes Yonkers feature

on 09/24/2011 2:00 AM
Favored Southern Allie (Yannick Gingras) had the best of the draw Tuesday and the best of the race Saturday, winning Yonkers Raceway's $52.000 Open Pace.   Away third at the start, Southern Allie took over from Real Nice (Jason Bartlett) right at the :27.2 opening quarter-mile. He then rated a :56.1 half before One More Laugh (John Campbell) moved from fifth.   That one offered just ...
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China Pearls wins first Gold trophy

on 09/23/2011 2:00 AM
China Pearls got to take home her first Ontario Sires Stakes Gold trophy Thursday night at Mohawk Racetrack after winning the $170,000 event for three-year-old filly trotters.The Carmen Hie student found the winner’s circle as the 1-2 favorite.Oh Sweet Baby (Mario Baillargeon) was the early leader past the opening panel in :28.2. Driver Randy Waples decided to launch a first-over attack from thi...
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I’m The Answer, Surface Tension NYSS winners

on 09/23/2011 2:00 AM
New York Sires Stakes notables I’m The Answer, Surface Tension and Some Girls were among the divisional winners in Thursday night’s $290,128 co-features for Empire State-breds at Vernon Downs. I’m The Answer earned his eighth wins in 13 season’s starts, while local favorite Surface Tension turned in the fastest mile during Thursday’s $145,548 NYSS event for 3-year-old colt & g...
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Full menu of NJSS at New Meadowlands

on 09/23/2011 2:00 AM
When the New Meadowlands Racetrack opens its 2012 season, it will present an eight-month schedule that includes a full menu of stakes for New Jersey-sired pacers and trotters.   “Despite all the changes at the Meadowlands, we want to assure horsemen that races for New Jersey-sired horses will continue to be a priority,” said Jeff Gural, who heads the new management team at the Meadowlan...
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Lanson at home in Lexington

on 09/23/2011 2:00 AM
In a preview of The Red Mile Grand Circuit action, featuring  a trio of Kentucky Futurity eligible colts, a $5,300 Free For All Trot included: Opening Night, Whit and VC Chocoholic, who all went to the gate against a pair of more seasoned 7-year-old competitors, Lanson ($731106) and Titan Cup winner Arch Madness ($3.1 million).  But Lanson, winning his fourth race in seven starts in 2011...
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Lucky Jim awesome at Pocono

on 09/23/2011 2:00 AM
Lucky Jim came from behind late to upend Lolique and win the featured Open trot at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race carried the night’s top purse of $50,000.   Lucky Jim, the 6-year-old superstar gelding hailing from the Erv Miller barn, was sent to the front end by driver Andy Miller early, only to watch as Lolique aggressively took over on the front stretch. Lolique set scorching f...
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Frosh fillies in soggy NYSS Ardsley Pace

on 09/23/2011 2:00 AM
New York Sire Stakes offered up its final downstate preliminary leg Friday night, with a damp Yonkers Raceway hosting the $250,011 Ardsley Pace for 2-year-old fillies.   The opening ($82,237) event was won by odds-on, division queen Handsoffmycookie (catch-driver Pat Lachance, $2.40). Leaving from post position No. 3, she watched as JK Fine Art (Jim Morrill Jr.) stepped around Up Front Shar...
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Kadabra colts sweep Gold Eliminations

on 09/23/2011 2:00 AM
One was making his debut in the Gold Series while the other is ranked in the top five, one controlled the tempo from start to finish while the other swept by the leaders in the stretch, but both Prestidigitator and Heres The Magic got the job done in Gold Elimination action at Flamboro Downs on Friday.   Under cloud laden skies and over a rain-soaked track, Prestidigitator provided his owne...
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Ooga Booga, Groom Hanover win Classic splits

on 09/22/2011 2:00 AM
Ooga Booga worked out a comfortable pocket trip, then blew by in the lane Wednesday at The Meadows to capture a division of a $77,800 Keystone Classic. Groom Hanover took the other split in the stake for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters. Ooga Booga was sitting second behind the 7-10 favorite, Broadway Legs, when Mike Wilder tipped him off the cones in the stretch. “The last time I ...
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Ranger returns with a win in Pompano's opener

on 09/22/2011 2:00 AM
It wasn't exactly a fairytale finish to the storyline of the return of top reinsman Bruce Ranger to the track but it was mostly a happy occasion anyway as the curtain went up on the 2011-2012 campaign in South Florida at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.In his first pari-mutuel start since a severely separated shoulder and multiple injuries suffered in a racing accident almost five months ago, ...
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Campbell sweeps Am-Nat 2YO trots

on 09/22/2011 2:00 AM
Freshmen trotters took center stage on Wednesday night at Balmoral Park as a pair of American National Stakes shared top billing on the 10-race program. Looking as fresh as a daisy despite a day of racing at the Delaware County Fair in Ohio and then a private plane ride to Crete, Hall of Famer John Campbell proved once again that he’s still one of the best in the game with these young trotters a...
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The sun shines bright Thursday on Delaware

on 09/22/2011 2:00 AM
What a difference a day makes in Delaware, Ohio! After an afternoon of rain--including a pair of gully washers--that left the fairgrounds a wet and muddy mess, Thursday is a glorious day in the Buckeye State. An hour before the 11 a.m. post time saw nothing but sunny skies, which should continue throughout the day, with temperatures expected to top out in the low 70s. Trackman Dan Coon said he exp...
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