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Lady Rainbow captures Moni Maker in 1:54.2

on 09/16/2011 2:00 AM
With a burst through the "Lightning Lane," Lady Rainbow, who was nearing the all-time harness racing record for money earned in a season without a victory, ended all that trash talk Friday at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino by capturing the $233,400 Moni Maker for 3-year-old trotting fillies. Her victory provided an exciting inaugural for the Moni Maker at The Meadows following the race's ...
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Yonkers mare pace feature to Fox Valley Sage

on 09/16/2011 2:00 AM
Fox Valley Sage (Jason Bartlett) found room and powered to a win Friday night at Yonkers Raceway, capturing the co-featured $52,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   Leaving from post position 3 and sitting a four-hole, "Sage" watched as second choice Feeling You (Cat Manzi) set sail through intervals of :27.2, :57.2 and 1:24.4.  Sand Gesture (Yannick Gingras) was pocketed...
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Live Jazz headed to Delaware after Lex win

on 09/16/2011 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old trotting colt Live Jazz tuned up for an appearance in the Old Oaken Bucket at Delaware, Ohio, with a 1:56.1 victory in an overnight race at The Red Mile Friday night. Dan Noble drove the son of Andover Hall.   "This was a tightener," said Hall of Fame conditioner Chuck Sylvester, who shares ownership of the colt but has turned over the day-to-day training to Scott Andrews. "I...
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Mr. Ridgetaker 1:57.3 consolation winner

on 09/16/2011 2:00 AM
A pair of freshmen trotters lit up the toteboard Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack when longshots Talbotcreek Jewely and Mr Ridgetaker captured their respective $50,000 consolations.   The 2-year-old filly Talbotcreek Jewely pulled off a 4-1 upset in gate-to-wire fashion in the Peaceful Way consolation. With driver Paul MacDonell in the sulky, the Mike Keeling student held command through sp...
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Lucky Bettor sharp in Meadows $22,500 pace

on 09/15/2011 2:00 AM
Lucky Bettor survived a withering first-quarter to capture Wednesday’s $22,500 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows in a sharp 1:51.2. Dave Palone hustled Lucky Bettor toward the front from post 6, but the 7-year-old Bettor’s Delight-Hornby Lucky gelding found himself four wide in a spirited 26.2 opening panel. Once on the lead, Lucky Bettor thwarted the first-over challenge of War Boot...
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Southwind Moni romps in Am Nat elim

on 09/15/2011 2:00 AM
Freshmen trotting fillies were in action on Wednesday night at Balmoral Park as a field of 10 youngsters was sent to battle in an American National Stake elimination. The top eight finishers in the race will be back next Wednesday for the $70,200 final where they will be joined by Miss Dat Kat & Fox Valley Velvet. This tussle was more like a stroll in the park as the royally bred Southwin...
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Youth Foundation announces fund-raisers

on 09/15/2011 2:00 AM
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation is teaming up with a pair of Indiana yearling sales to offer a pair of very unusual collector’s items by way of silent auction, which will benefit the HHYF’s education fund.At the Indiana Premier Yearling Sale, Sept. 23 and 24, HHYF will sell an equine-themed, hand-carved jewelry case. This seven drawer case, with two doors and a top compartment, is carved wi...
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See You At Peelers scratched out of NYSS

on 09/15/2011 2:00 AM
"She's just not the same horse." With that, trainer Jimmy Takter said he plans to scratch the brilliant See You At Peelers from her scheduled start Monday night, in a division of Yonkers Raceway's $234,832 New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old filly pacers.   See You At Peelers had drawn post three in the $78,744 third and final grouping, going as the sixth race. The other two ...
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Ohio champion Haley Louise headlines Delaware opener

on 09/15/2011 2:00 AM
Ohio Sire Stakes champion Haley Louise is the early favorite for Sunday’s $29,000 Ohio Breeders Championship 2-year-old filly pace, the opening feature of the Delaware County Fair’s Grand Circuit week of racing.  First race post time Sunday will be 12 noon. The Tim Fouts Memorial Pace amateur driving championship and the Billings amateur trot are also among 18 races scheduled for the firs...
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Heston Blue Chip Leads NYSS Frosh pacers

on 09/15/2011 2:00 AM
Freshmen grabbed the marquee Thursday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $249,459 New York Sire Stakes Hartsdale Pace for 2-year-old colts and geldings.Three divisions--two off the card--went postward in a brisk wind. The lone ($83,653) wagering event was, on paper, the most contentious, with standout statebreds Lawgiver Hanover (George Brennan), Steelhead Hanover (Jim Morrill Jr.) and H...
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Snow White brother wins at Red Mile

on 09/15/2011 2:00 AM
One In A Million, a Donato Hanover half brother to world-champion trotter Snow White, scored the first pari-mutuel victory of his career Thursday night at The Red Mile. With Trace Tetrick driving for trainer Scott Andrews, One In A Million crossed the wire in 1:58.1 in a $2,100 non-winners-of-one conditioned trot restricted for 2 year olds.   The win was actually the second in three career ...
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Lady Rainbow eyes Moni Maker pot of gold

on 09/14/2011 2:00 AM
Hambletonian Oaks runner-up Lady Rainbow will be looking for her first 2011 win in the $233,400 Moni Maker Stake for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Friday evening at The Meadows.   Her 0-for-8 record, with runner-up honors in the Hambletonian Oaks, Simcoe Stakes, American National and Hudson Filly Trot puts her in the running for the dubious honor of horse with the highest pu...
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"Beach" yearling brings $110,000 in Australia

on 09/14/2011 2:00 AM
The first yearling foal by Somebeachsomewhere to be sold in the Southern Hemisphere topped the auction last weekend at Rob and Julie Van Dyke's Pepper Tree Farm Spring Sale in the state of New South Wales in Australia. The colt was sold for $110,000 to Tony Xerri. Based on present money rates, the price would be about $112,000 in U.S. funds.   The Somebeachsomewhere colt...
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Winbak Select Sale to be held Friday

on 09/14/2011 2:00 AM
The seventh annual Winbak Select Sale is set for this coming Friday, Sept. 16, at 1 pm at Winbak's Delaware farm. Winbak is offering 41 Delaware-eligible yearlings and seven by Pennsylvania-based sires. The sale features the last offspring of the ill-fated Shotgun Scott, the first crop of Delaware eligible Rustler Hanover and Giant Hit yearlings, and sibling...
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Lexington Selected Sale has iPad catalog

on 09/14/2011 2:00 AM
Lexington Selected Yearling Sales Company LLC, in conjunction with The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc., introduces the release of the 2011 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale Catalog for the iPad.   The Equineline Sales Catalog app, which can be downloaded free from the App Store on iPad or at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/equineline-sales-catalog/id440355734?mt=8&ls=1, enables custo...
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Red Mile late-closers due Sept. 15; error in #14

on 09/14/2011 2:00 AM
Nominations for the late-closing events during the upcoming Grand Circuit meet at The Red Mile must be postmarked and are due by Thursday, Sept. 15, and race office officials note that the conditions for late-closer #14 contain a typographical error in advertisements that have been published.   Conditions for #14 that is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 6, should read exactly as conditions...
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Tioga Downs honors best of 2011

on 09/14/2011 2:00 AM
Although the Tioga Downs’ race season was cut three days short due to the devastating flooding in the local area, awards for Trotter of the Year, Pacer of the Year, Driver of the Year and Trainer of the Year are still being issued.   Hometown favorite Aruba Vacation took home 2011 Trotter of the Year honors for trainer-owner Guy Howard, who is also the president of the STHHA. Aruba ...
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CTC magic for once-in-a-lifetime horse?

on 09/14/2011 2:00 AM
David Lemon has waited 40 years for a horse like Daylon Magician and on Saturday, the homebred colt will go to post in the biggest race of both their careers, the $1 million Canadian Trotting Classic at Mohawk Racetrack.   It was about two years ago when Lemon made the decision to retire from selling his yearlings at commercial auctions. He opted to downsize his operation, keeping only tw...
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Field set for Quillen Memorial at Harrington

on 09/14/2011 2:00 AM
The draw has been completed for the fifth annual $335,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial Final. Eight of harness racing’s top older pacers will go postward in one of the year’s most prestigious events for older horses on Monday, Sept. 19.   Defending champion Foiled Again drew the rail for the Ron Burke Stable after winning his elimination in 1:51.2 with a blazing last quarter of :26.4, on...
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See You At Peelers to race Monday at Yonkers

on 09/14/2011 2:00 AM
See You At Peelers will look to get back to her winning ways on Monday (Sept. 19) when she races in a division of the New York Sire Stakes at Yonkers Raceway.   The 3-year-old filly pacer won the first 22 races of her career before finishing sixth in the Nadia Lobell at The Meadows on August 29 and being first-placed-second in a division of the New York Sire Stakes at Tioga Downs six days l...
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