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Vernon features to Memory King, Classic Conway

on 09/25/2011 2:00 AM
The pacer Memory King and trotter Classic Conway delivered track record performances during Saturday night’s $237,915 New York Sires Stakes co-features at Vernon Downs.   Memory King lowered the track standard for 2-year-old pacing geldings to 1:53 with his victory in the first of three divisions of Saturday’s $118,587 NYSS for first-year male performers on the lateral gait, while Class...
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Sophomores scorch Mohawk oval in Grassroots

on 09/25/2011 2:00 AM
Unlike their freshman counterparts, Ontario’s top sophomore Grassroots competitors benefited from clear skies on Saturday night and the result was a high speed showdown over the Mohawk Racetrack oval.   By the time the dust settled, Musselsfrmbrussels emerged as the only division leader over two nights of competition to land a Semifinal trophy. The three-year-old pacing colt got a masterf...
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Indiana Premier Yearling Sale concludes

on 09/25/2011 2:00 AM
After a strong opening session, the Indiana Premier Yearling Sale wrapped up Saturday, September 24 with a solid second session. A total of 122 yearlings were sold during the session, bringing $854,600 and averaging $7,005. A colt from the first Indiana crop of Jailhouse Jesse topped the session as Jailbirdjustintime sold for $24,000.   Cataloged as hip 196, the Jailhouse Jesse-Yankee Star...
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Up Tempo scores Vernon feature in 1:56.4

on 09/24/2011 2:00 AM
Up Tempo, second choice in the wagering, raced like thought he was the best, and then proved it with a 1:56.4 score in Friday night’s $10,000 featured ninth race at Vernon Downs.   Competing against four Open-1 foes on a track turned sloppy by persistent rain, Up Tempo ($9.40) went right to the front for driver Rick Plano and romped to a 1-3/4 length victory. It marked the third current s...
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Daylon Magician sets Grand River track record

on 09/24/2011 2:00 AM
It required no magic for Daylon Magician to score his sixth straight victory at Grand River Raceway on Friday evening.   Starting from Post 7, driver Jack Moiseyev allowed the three-year-old trotting colt to float away from the starting gate, landing in fifth spot as Incredable Frank led the field of 10 to a :28.2 opening quarter. Heading past the grandstand for the first time Moiseyev deci...
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Jamieson clicks with six at Mohawk

on 09/24/2011 2:00 AM
Driver Jody Jamieson made the most of his 12 drives Friday evening at Mohawk Racetrack as he scored six victories.   Jamieson, who sits a top of Woodbine Entertainment Group’s (WEG) driver standings, started his night off right with a victory in the second race. He guided Windsong Grand Ave (1:52) to the winner’s circle for trainer Shawn Robinson. His next win came in race four with the...
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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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