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Wallace hoping for upset by Art Professor

on 09/02/2011 2:00 AM
When trained Ben Wallace sends out Art Professor in the $832,000 Canadian Pacing Derby this Saturday at Mohawk, the 4-year-old son of Art Major has already exceeded the veteran conditioner's expectations. Purchased for $210,000 at the 2010 Harrisburg Mixed Sale, Art Professor has earned a whopping $388,037 with nine victories this season.   "Beyond a doubt [he has exceeded our expectation...
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Roll With Joe qualifies in 1:54.3 at Tioga

on 09/02/2011 2:00 AM
Roll With Joe warmed up for next Saturday's Cane Pace at Tioga Downs with an easy 1:54.3 victory in a qualifier at Tioga on Friday morning. Trainer Ed Hart was along for the ride as Roll With Joe reeled off splits of :29.2, :58 and 1:25.1 before coasting home a 9 3/4-length winner.   There were just three horses in the qualifier, and at the three-quarter mile marker Roll With...
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Western Graduate, WInd Surfer win at Yonkers

on 09/02/2011 2:00 AM
Favored Western Graduate (George Brennan) enjoyed the perfect Friday night trip, winning Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $52,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap.   The true definition of "living right" is being the 13-10 favorite and getting towed into the race by an 11-1 outsider. Such was the case for Western Graduate, who hitched a ride behind Keystone Katherine (Dan Dube). The latter we...
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Weingartner, Guccio win fastest Champlain splits

on 09/02/2011 2:00 AM
Twenty-five rookie colt and gelding trotters rolled into Mohawk Racetrack Friday night to contest three Champlain Stakes divisions. Weingartner, Guccio and Money On My Mind took the top prizes.   The first $101,671 division went to Weingartner for trainer-driver Jimmy Takter. Weingartner clocked a :28.1 opening panel before Power Play (Andy Miller) was pulled from the pocket. The pair clear...
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Scioto bettors can't lose with Can't Lose

on 09/02/2011 2:00 AM
Bettors at Scioto Downs felt that Can’t Lose would make good on his name in Friday’s Open Trot and sent off as the odds-on favorite. The 4-year-old son of Cantab Hall led all the way to trip the timer in 1:56.3. Trainer Ty Van Rhoden was in the bike behind Can’t Lose, who is owned by Thomas Stubbs of Alledonia, Ohio. It was his seventh win in 13 starts this season. His victory took a tick o...
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Hello Great Mate upsets at Tioga

on 09/02/2011 2:00 AM
Hello Great Mate and Lewayne Miller posted a mild upset victory in Friday night’s feature condition event at Tioga Downs.   Leaving from post position four, Miller settled in early and made a quarter-pole move in :27.3. Hello Great Mate then led the field through fractions of :57.2 and 1:25.1 before Miller stepped on the gas to cruise to victory in a new seasonal mark of 1:53.2. It w...
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San Pail, Action-Broadway set Vernon records

on 09/02/2011 2:00 AM
Not only did San Pail edge Lucky Jim in the final strides to win Friday night’s $218,000 Credit Winner Trot at Vernon Downs in a track-record 1:51.1, it was Lucky Jim’s mark that San Pail lowered. There was also a close finish in the $164,000 Muscle Hill Open Mares Trot as Action-Broadway rallied past Autumn Escapade to win in a track-record 1:54.2. In the Credit Winner, driver Randy Waples w...
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Sand Violent Blu sets PASS mark at Meadows

on 09/02/2011 2:00 AM
A menace to herself in the stall, Sand Violent Blu showed again that she’s an even bigger danger to her rivals on the track as she captured a division of Friday’s $220,134 Pennsylvania Sire Stake at The Meadows in a track-record 1:55.2. The event for 2-year-old filly trotters, known as the Delmonica Hanover, was conducted over three divisions, with Calcutta and Blue Yonder taking the other spl...
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Freshmen score big Historic wins at Vernon

on 09/02/2011 2:00 AM
The Historic Series for 2 year olds were contested Friday night at Vernon Downs, with the card opening up with a pair of divisions for filly trotters. Upside Hanover took speed-badge honors of the Historic-Acorn Cup with a 1:56.1 effort in the first $36,550 division, with the second $36,050 split going to Cowgirl Hall in 1:57.   Upside Hanover and driver Brian Sears found themselves in thir...
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Temple Blue Chip upsets in Pa Stallion Series

on 09/01/2011 2:00 AM
Defying her 30-1 odds, Temple Blue Chip patiently stalked the leader and charged late to capture a division of Wednesday’s $100,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event at The Meadows in a stake-record 1:57.4. The stake for 2-year-old filly trotters was contested over five divisions, with Can’t Be Seduced, Transgressive, Say What and Pilgrims Honey taking the other splits. Trainer Trond Sme...
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KYSS featured Thursday at The Red Mile

on 09/01/2011 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Sires Stakes continue with the second leg Thursday night at The Red Mile, with over a quarter of a million dollars on the line on the 15-race all stakes program.  It will be the final opportunity for 2 and 3-year old trotters and pacers to earn enough points to make the $2 Million ‘Night of Champions’ to be held on Sunday, September 11th.  Freshman trotters filled the en...
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Black Book now available online

on 09/01/2011 2:00 AM
The 2011 edition of The Black Book Volume 1 is now available online at www.theblackbook.com. The website contains the complete pedigrees of the 1125 yearlings consigned to Harrisburg. The pedigrees of the yearlings on the site may be accessed by gait, sire, sex, and consignor. The yearling portion of the sale extends from Monday, November 7 through Thursday, November 10. The yearling sale will be ...
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Flipper J ties Batavia record in NYSS 2CP

on 09/01/2011 2:00 AM
The track record for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers was equaled during Wednesday night’s $120,168 New York Sire Stakes action at Batavia Downs Casino. Forever Just equaled Flipper J’s 1:54.4 record set last year when he defeated Steelhead Hanover (Jim Morrill Jr.) by 1 1/4 lengths. Dynamic Youth (Chris Page) wound up third. Jason Bartlett was in town to drive for trainer Linda Toscan...
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Morrill back on Peelers; Jug still possible

on 09/01/2011 2:00 AM
Trainer Jimmy Takter told harnessracing.com Thursday morning that See You At Peelers, coming off her first-ever loss in the Nadia Lobell three days ago at The Meadows, will race Sunday in a New York Sire Stakes division at Tioga Downs. Takter said Jimmy Morrill Jr., who was behind the daughter of Bettor’s Delight in 11 of her 13 wins last year as a 2 year old, will return to the sulky for Sunda...
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Brennan to be honored at Monticello

on 09/01/2011 2:00 AM
He was born in Monticello, N.Y., graduated high school in Monticello, and began his illustrious career at Monticello Raceway. On Oct. 30, George Brennan will be honored in his hometown by the Monticello- Goshen Chapter of the U.S. Harness Writers Association when the scribes hold their 53rd annual Awards Banquet at Monticello Casino and Raceway.   In his illustrious career ...
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Record-setting duo ‘Hope’ for another big performance

on 09/01/2011 2:00 AM
Fleet of foot stablemates Maureen Rocks and Laughandbehappy will go head-to-head Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack in the $100,000 A Spring Of Hope Invitational for trainer Tony O’Sullivan.There’s no doubting that both mares have speed to burn. Just how fast are they? The duo shares the track record for aged pacing mares with A Ps Money Maker and Sweet Hedge, each boasting sparkling 1:49.1 performa...
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Prodigal Seelster wins OSS Gold in 1:50.1

on 09/01/2011 2:00 AM
Prodigal Seelster shredded the Kawartha Downs track record on Thursday evening with a dominant victory in the third $130,000 Gold Final of the three-year-old pacing colt season.   As the field of talented pacers fired away from the starting gate in race 7, local colt Cam B Zipper, owned by W G James Stables Ltd. of Blackstock, was hustled away from post 5 by Reg Gassien and rang up a :26 op...
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Screaming Awsome takes a 2nd KYSS leg

on 09/01/2011 2:00 AM
Defending Kentucky Sire Stakes champion Screaming Awsome herself as a top contender for another title as the 3-year-old trotting filly won her second straight KYSS leg on Thursday night at The Red Mile.   Screaming Awsome, a daughter of Like A Prayer out of the Garland Lobell mare Twilight Time, started from post seven but got away second at the pylons. Driver Mike Lachance put th...
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Check Me Out sets stakes mark in Champlain

on 09/01/2011 2:00 AM
With a trio of $89,267 Champlain Stakes divisions featuring sophomore filly trotters taking place Thursday evening at Mohawk Racetrack, it was Merrie Annabell champion Check Me Out who stole the show with a 1:55.1 stakes record performance.   The daughter of Donato Hanover-Illusion Bi sat comfortably in the four-hole in the early going as Bluff (Jody Jamieson) provided plenty of pace to cha...
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Red Mile approved for $25 million for redevelopment

on 08/31/2011 2:00 AM
The Red Mile has reportedly received approval from the state of Kentucky to receive more than $25.3 million in tax increment financing for a redevelopment project that would include apartments, a hotel, retail and restaurant spaces, parking garages and offices. The redevelopment would take place on 80 acres of the track's property.   According to the report in the Lexington Herald-Leader, t...
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