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Buffalo Bills safety Wilson is Crown drawmaster

on 10/24/2011 2:00 AM
George Wilson, a key member of the defense for the National Football League’s Buffalo Bills, will be the drawmaster when the post-position draws for the Breeders Crown Trot and 3-Year-old Colt Pace take place at noon, on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at WEGZ Stadium Bar in Vaughan.   Wilson plays safety for the emerging Bills, who are 4-2 so far this season.   The draw at WEGZ will be str...
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Les Givens trainees take 2 Delaware 2YO finals

on 10/24/2011 2:00 AM
Delaware’s top 2-year-olds were showcased Monday in four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) final events at Harrington Raceway. Trainer Les Givens continued his dominance with the young trotters by sweeping both the filly and colt finals. Both winners were driven by Ross Wolfenden.   The Givens-trained Alleigh Girl ($2.40, Wolfenden) cruised to a five-length win over Jodi...
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Norris drives 2,000th winner at The Meadows

on 10/24/2011 2:00 AM
Charlie Norris notched career win number 2,000 when he piloted Muscle Source to victory in Monday’s second race at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino. “I don’t drive that much any more, so it feels very good,” said Norris, who will send out Win Missy B in the Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Filly Trot this Saturday. "It’s a big thing.”   Norris, 48, a third-generation horsem...
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Merton wins with Special Sweetheart at Pompano

on 10/24/2011 2:00 AM
It didn't take long for driver Greg Merton and trainer Mike Watson to make an impact since arriving at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.   Merton, 37, won his first driving assignment since arriving for this visit from New York State. He was in the bike to pilot pacing mare Special Sweetheart in the $12,000 purse Mares Open Handicap Pace on Monday night, parlaying a pocket trip...
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DSBF 2-year-old finals Monday at Harrington

on 10/23/2011 2:00 AM
Delaware’s top bred 2-year-old pacers and trotters will be showcased Monday at Harrington Raceway in four $100,000 final events in the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF). Post time is 5:30 p.m.   The first final to get underway will be the filly trot, slated as the fourth race on the program and second leg of the pick four (races 3-6).  A powerful Les Givens-trained entr...
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Mud Pie Hanover wins Meadows feature

on 10/22/2011 2:00 AM
A $20,000 claimer only two races back, Mud Pie Hanover launched a relentless first-over move that carried her to victory in Friday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Not Listed Preferred/Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Mud Pie Hanover was sitting fifth down the backside when Eric Ledford sent her on her uncovered bid. She overtook the leader, Red Star Hottie, before the three-quarters and s...
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Fox Valley Sage rallies to win Yonkers Open

on 10/22/2011 2:00 AM
Fox Valley Sage (Jordan Stratton) went from uninvolved to unstoppable Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $42,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   Leaving from post position four, Fox Valley Sage watched the early doings, of which there were many. Pole-sitter McFlirty (Dan Dube) was in play, as were Western Graduate (Jason Bartlett), Breakheart Pass (Jim Pantaleano) and ...
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Final Kindergarten prelims held at Vernon

on 10/22/2011 2:00 AM
Two-year-old filly and colt trotters were in action Friday night at Vernon Downs as the final leg of the Kindergarten Series was contested. A pair of $150,000 finals are now on tap for Friday, Oct. 28, at Vernon.   Bridge The Way was sent off at odds of 20-1 in the first of three $10,000 Kindergarten divisions for first-year filly trotters division but she raced as if she was the odds-on ch...
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Saturday night racing returns to Rosecroft

on 10/22/2011 2:00 AM
Saturday evening racing returns to Rosecroft on Oct. 22 at 6:45 p.m. and the eight-race card features two winners-over races, one for each gait.   In the trotting opener, a select field of six goes postward. Combined this field has over $1 million in earnings and over 100 wins. William Moffett’s Good Feeling is the favorite despite the outside post and has won more than $50...
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Monkey On My Wheel trainer's first Crown starter

on 10/22/2011 2:00 AM
Until five years ago trainer Travis Umphrey campaigned exclusively in Western Canada at tracks like Stampede Park and Northlands. Much like California is to harness racing in the U.S., Western Canada’s Standardbred business is generally separated from the more dominant racing on Canada ’s eastern side. Since migrating east Umphrey is not only content with the move, but also has his first ...
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Peelers "as sharp as I've seen in a long time"

on 10/22/2011 2:00 AM
Hall of Fame trainer Jimmy Takter has entered five horses in this year’s Breeders Crown elimination races, but none of the starters has garnered as much impact as his fabulous 3-year-old pacing filly See You At Peelers. At one point this year she was the talk of the harness racing world, riding a lifetime undefeated streak that came to an end after 22 wins, including one against some quality 3-y...
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One More Laugh still trying to step up at 4

on 10/22/2011 2:00 AM
Perhaps lost in the incredible level of stakes success the Ray Schnittker stable has had in recent years, is the fact that he originally was and still is a “racehorse trainer.” That’s easy to see in the roots of an operation on an everyday basis. Schnittker’s large operation sees horses entered at all eastern tracks in any given week.   “I tell you the biggest problem I have is wh...
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From Above out; Delano draws into Crown final

on 10/22/2011 2:00 AM
From Above, who was fifth in his elimination for the $600,000 2-Year-Old Colt Trot has been scratched sick from the final set for next Saturday (Oct. 29) at Woodbine Racetrack.   “He just wasn’t himself in the elim, I said so after the race, and I won’t race him if he’s not in top shelf condition," said trainer Greg Peck. “I’ve only raced him a few times this year and there...
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Post positions set for Crown 3YO Colt Trot final

on 10/22/2011 2:00 AM
With the two eliminations for the Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Colt Trot held at Woodbine early Saturday evening, the draw for post positions has taken place and the field is set for the $600,000 final set for next Satureday night. Chapter Seven and Manofmanymissions won the two elims and earned the right to pick their posts.   From the rail out, posts and trainers are listed. Post 1--Spe...
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Cedar Dove sets track mark with Crown win

on 10/22/2011 2:00 AM
Cedar Dove set a Woodbine track record with a 1:53.2 win Saturday night in her elimination for the Breeders Crown 3-year-old filly trot. The previous track record was set by Housethatruthbuilt in 2004.   Ron Pierce drove Cedar Dove to the victory and also took the second elimination with Iron Lady in 1:55.4.   The posts for the $500,000 final are as follows: 1--Lady Andover (tra...
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Crown prep to Foiled Again; Posts for Mare Pace

on 10/22/2011 2:00 AM
Foiled Again prepped for next weekend’s Breeders Crown Open Pace by winning Saturday night’s open at Woodbine in 1:49.2. St Elmo Hero was second, followed by Breeders Crown hopefuls Aracache Hanover and Bettor Sweet. Pacing mares squared off in a Crown elim, with Anndrovette controlling the race and winning in 1:50.2.    Foiled Again and driver Yannick Gingras moved first-over afte...
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Drop The Ball's 1:49 a Canadian record

on 10/22/2011 2:00 AM
Drop The Ball set the Woodbine track and Canadian records for 3-year-old filly pacers with a 1:49 win in her Breeders Crown elimination race on Saturday night. Monkey On My Wheel was second, followed by Swinging Beauty, Idyllic and Strike An Attitude. Rocklamation took the second elim in 1:50.4. Also of note, See You At Peelers was put on the lead before the half but wasn't her usual self and fade...
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Yonkers holds special legislator races

on 10/22/2011 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's third annual Fall Harvest Festival took place Saturday night, with an array of family-friendly events adorning the track apron. The Festival once again showcased the thriving relationship between agriculture and horse racing throughout New York State.   On the track, the third edition of the Legislators’ Challenge grew to four divisions, with competitive spirit leapfrogg...
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Westwardho Hanover, Betterthancheddar prevail

on 10/22/2011 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old pacing colt division was a mixed up affair on Saturday night as the top contenders thus far this season was beaten in Breeders Crown elimination action at Woodbine. Westwardho Hanover won the first elim over Meadowlands Pace champion Roll With Joe while Betterthancheddar topped a field that included Little Brown Jug champion Big Bad John, Tattersalls Pace winner Hug A Dragon, and No...
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$200,000 Indiana Sire Stakes finals contested

on 10/22/2011 2:00 AM
The second set of Indiana Sire Stakes finals for 2 year olds, with all four divisions worth $200,000 each, were contested at Indiana Downs on Saturday night and one of the biggest winners of all was Emily Gaskin, the daughter of horseman Ernie Gaskin. Emily's 2-year-old gelding pacer Jammin Joshua, who she bought as a yearling for just $900, won his final, which ...
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