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Chausettes Blanche wins Harrington Open

on 08/23/2011 2:00 AM
Andrea Ann Hill’s Chausettes Blanche ($28.80, Sean Bier) was an explosive winner in the $18,600 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway Tuesday in 1:54.   Trained by Crissy Crissman, the 8-year-old Christian Cullen mare hit her best gear in the last quarter mile and was the first to clear tiring pacesetter Pacific Philly to draw clear over beaten favorite Perfect M Forever and Ash Larue at the w...
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Heston Blue Chip's 1:53.4 leads NYSS

on 08/23/2011 2:00 AM
New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings were featured at Yonkers Raceway on Tuesday night, with a pot of $253,560 on the line.   Odds-on choice Heston Blue Chip (Tim Tetrick, $2.50) turned in the swiftest effort, a sharp 1:53.4 clocking that was two ticks off the local divisional record. Leaving from post position 3 in the final ($63,665) grouping, Heston Blue Chi...
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Mystician going for Ontario Gold Thursday

on 08/23/2011 2:00 AM
The stars of the Ontario Sires Stakes program will shine at Kawartha Downs on Thursday as the track welcomes the 3-year-old pacing colts for a single $40,000 Gold elimination. Reigning Gold Final champion Mystician, who this time last year was contesting the Metro, heads to Kawartha off runner-up finishes in his elimination and the final of the Confederation Cup on Aug. 14. Trainer...
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Rosecroft simulcasting to resume Aug. 25

on 08/22/2011 2:00 AM
After a hiatus of over 14 months, Rosecroft Raceway will re-open for simulcasting on Thursday, Aug. 25, at 12:30 p.m.   Emerging from bankruptcy under the new ownership of Prince George’s Racing Ventures, LLC, a subsidiary of Penn National Gaming, Inc., the largest pari-mutuel racetrack operator in North America, Rosecroft will be open seven days a week from noon to midnight offering wage...
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Box for Zweig Trot closes on Thursday

on 08/22/2011 2:00 AM
The Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial stakes for 3YO colt & filly trotters will be raced on Sunday, Aug. 28, at Tioga Downs as part of the fifth annual Drivers' Championship card.   Among the eligibles are Hambletonian winner Broad Bahn, Colonial winner Manofmanymissions and Colonial Consolation I winner Charlie De Vie. The estimated purse is $235,000 for the Open division. Hambo Oaks wi...
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Lachance wins six in Red Mile KYSS action

on 08/22/2011 2:00 AM
Kentucky Sire Stakes action got underway at The Red Mile Sunday night although the 16-race card got a late start due to a severe thunderstorm that moved through shortly before the scheduled 7 p.m. post time. After a delay of about 20 minutes due to the lightning and monsoon-like rain, the program began which featured the opening KYSS legs for 2 and 3 year olds of both gaits. Although the track wa...
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Swedish 3YOs by US sires shine in E3

on 08/22/2011 2:00 AM
The Swedish E3 stakes for 3 year olds were raced Friday and Saturday at the Romme track in rainy weather, but it was still a chance for horses by U.S. trotting sires Broadway Hall and Pine Chip to shine.  The E3 has two editions per year, one over the “middle distance” of 2,140 meters (about 1 1/3 miles) and one over the “sprinter distance” of 1,640 meters (one mile).  Earlier ...
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Big Wednesday card set for Indiana Downs

on 08/22/2011 2:00 AM
Post time for a big stakes card at Indiana Downs on Wednesday is 4:55 pm, with two $105,000 divisions of the Kentuckiana Stallion Management 2-Year-Old Filly Trot and the $210,000 Pride In Progress for older trotters.   The first division of the Kentuckiana event includes On The Bright Side, a daughter of Cantab Hall-Passionate Glide, while the second split is led by Dream On Hanover, ...
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See You At Peelers to race Monday at Meadows

on 08/22/2011 2:00 AM
See You At Peelers, the undefeated queen of harness racing and the sport’s biggest star, will seek her 23rd consecutive victory Monday, Aug. 29 at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino in the Nadia Lobell, a $200,000 (est.) stake for 3-year-old filly pacers.Trainer Jimmy Takter confirmed Monday his phenom, who Sunday won the $350,000 Valley Forge at Harrah’s Chester, will make her first career ap...
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Future Jug wagering opens Thursday

on 08/22/2011 2:00 AM
Wagering on the first of two Little Brown Jug future wagering pools will get underway at 12-noon Thursday, Aug. 25, and continue through 11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at racetracks and internet sites throughout North America and Europe.   “We have listed a filly in the future wager for the first time.  See You At Peelers is eligible to the Little Brown Jug by being eligible to the Jugette...
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Caviar For The Lady takes Meadows feature

on 08/22/2011 2:00 AM
 Caviar Forthe Lady worked out comfortable fractions on the front Monday, then sailed home to capture her second straight $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   After blazing to the front for Dan Charlino from post 8, Caviar Forthe Lady threw on the brakes and reached the half in a mild :58. The 5-year-old daughter of SJ’s Caviar-Croupier Lady wasn’t cha...
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Keenan wins NYSS for 10th score of season

on 08/22/2011 2:00 AM
New York Sire Stakes were contested on Monday night at Yonkers Raceway, with the $243,176 Michael Sorentino Trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings. The evening's events honored a long-time friend of the Raceway--and successful harness horse owner--who passed away in June.   Four divisions, including a pair off the card, went postward. The ultra-sharp--and odds-on Keenan (Jeff Gregory, ...
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Huge Haughton win for Alexie Mattosie

on 08/21/2011 2:00 AM
A quartet of stakes topped by the $523,000 William R. Haughton Memorial provided a thrilling finish to the 2011 Meadowlands Racetrack's harness meet on Saturday night.   Alexie Mattosie overcame a grueling first-over trip to win the Haughton at odds of 8-1.  Doug McNair and Aracache Hanover parked Alexie Mattosie through blistering fractions of :53 and 1:20.1 before fading late in the ...
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Stars shine in Big M undercard stakes

on 08/21/2011 2:00 AM
The rich undercard Saturday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack featured the $235,750 Golden Girls for pacing mares and the $317,800 Woodrow Wilson and $363,900 Sweetheart for 2-year-old pacers.   Dreamfair Eternal gave 2011 leading driver Brian Sears one of two stakes wins on the card in the Golden Girls. The 7-year-old mare followed up her triumph in the Lady Liberty on Hambletonian D...
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Jamieson takes early lead in Drivers' Championship

on 08/21/2011 2:00 AM
Canada's Jody Jamieson captured the $10,000 prize in the first leg of the Tioga/Meadowlands Drivers' Championship on Saturday night at the Meadowlands with 23 points earned over four competition races.   Hot off his win in the World Driving Championship, Jamieson is now in the best position to land the $25,000 grand prize in the final round of the contest on Sunday, Aug. 28, at Tioga D...
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Brittany Farms sweep in Eternal Camnation

on 08/21/2011 2:00 AM
Freshman pacing fillies American Jewel and Romantic Moment reigned supreme in their Eternal Camnation divisions for trainer Jimmy Takter and driver Marcus Johansson Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   In the first $132,033 division, American Jewel remained undefeated with a perfect four-for-four record in her debut season.   As the starting gate pulled away, the 4-5 favorite...
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Hurrikane Kingcole fastest in Nassagaweya

on 08/21/2011 2:00 AM
A trio of Nassagaweya divisions featuring the continent's top freshman pacing colts marched into Mohawk on Saturday evening. Speed Again, Special Blend and Hurrikane Kingcole all found the winner’s circle in their respective divisions.   I Fought Dalaw (Jack Moiseyev) tasted defeat for the first time in his career as Speed Again and driver Rick Zeron scored the 9-2 upset victory in the f...
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KYSS opening round Sunday at Red Mile

on 08/21/2011 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Sire Stakes for 2- and 3-year old trotters and pacers kicks off at The Red Mile on Sunday night, with 16 divisions going to post with over a quarter of a million dollars on the line in the opening leg. First post is 7 p.m.    There were three $15,000 divisions necessary for freshman trotting fillies, making it the largest division, with 29 fillies dropped in the box.&...
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Soph colt pacers in NYSS action at Yonkers

on 08/21/2011 2:00 AM
The Empire's glamour division was once again on display Saturday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $229,492 Jim Crawford Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings. Four divisions went postward, with Overnight  Delight (Cat Manzi) wiring the lone ($58,198) on-the-card event.   Leaving from the pole, Overnight Delight stuffed China King (Stephane Bouchard) in behind, then put up fract...
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Beat The Boss challenge benefits SRF

on 08/21/2011 2:00 AM
In addition to $5,000 in prize money for horseplayers, the Big M Club's inaugural Beat The Boss handicapping challenge also produced a $1,000 donation to the Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF).     For five weeks this summer, new Meadowlands Racetrack operator Jeff Gural challenged the track's rewards club members to out-handicap him for the chance to win a $1,000 betting vo...
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