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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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Paquet posts six-bagger at Tioga

on 08/21/2011 2:00 AM
Fern Paquet Jr. celebrated his wife’s birthday on Saturday night by posting six wins on the night’s 12-race card at Tioga Downs. Paquet started off the night in the first race, winning with long shot Shady Chip returning $47 to win. Paquet then went on to win races three, six, seven, eight, and 12, and just missed in the $18,000 feature with favorite Aruba Vacation in race number nine. I...
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Lis Deo hits the lottery at Scioto

on 08/21/2011 2:00 AM
Driver Kayne Kauffman’s patience paid off in Saturday’s featured Ohio Lottery Pace at Scioto Downs. His horse, Lis Deo, was the beneficiary of a duel that left him the freshest horse in the homestretch. Lis Deo paced past the leaders to win in 1:55.3, by 2 1/4 lengths.   Kauffman was driving for trainer Chris McGuire, who owns the 6 year old in partnership with Huggybear Racing. It was ...
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Blissfull Breeze wins Gold Cup & Saucer

on 08/21/2011 2:00 AM
Driver Mark MacDonald's trip home to the East Coast provided him with his third Sobey's Gold Cup & Saucer trophy as he guided Blissfull Breeze to victory in the $60,000 event on Saturday night at Charlottetown Driving Park.   Last year’s champion, Part Shark (Gilles Barrieau), blasted off the gate from post four but was parked during the first quarter in a sizzling :26.2 before d...
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New York Prime captures Batavia feature

on 08/21/2011 2:00 AM
It was no contest in the $10,000 Preferred pace at Batavia Downs Casino Saturday night (8-20) as Chris Page and New York Prime (4.20) took the front as soon as the gate opened and put a sleeper hold on the field as they backed off the half to a leisurely :58.4. With nothing more than a mild bid by Cam Patch (John Cummings Jr.) to contend with going to the three quarters, Page hit the jets and smok...
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Pacinello wins Vernon feature

on 08/21/2011 2:00 AM
The favorite Pacinello won out in a head-to-head stretch duel with third wagering choice, Mata Harry, before posting a neck victory in Saturday night’s $10,000 featured ninth race at Vernon Downs.Luke Plano, who completed a driving double with the 1:52.1 triumph, sat in for his father, trainer Rick Plano, as Pacinello ($5.60) raced overland from fifth in the early going, and closed from third in...
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Veteran horseman Jay Picciano dies

on 08/21/2011 2:00 AM
Veteran horseman Jay Picciano, who has been working for trainer Chuck Sylvester this year, has died as a result of a heart attack. Picciano, 56, had been listed in critical condition at Hamilton Woods Hospital in New Jersey because of a variety of issues, including a failing pancreas.   According to Sylvester's daughter, Amy Stoltzfus, Picciano suffered the heart attack Saturday night and ...
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