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See You At Peelers scratched but healthy

on 08/14/2011 2:00 AM
The undefeated pacing filly See You At Peelers was scratched from a $21,842 race for New York-sired horses at Tioga Downs Sunday afternoon because of exceptionally sloppy track conditions due to a rainstorm. Nancy Takter Johansson, the caretaker of the filly, posted on Facebook that the filly is fine, but that she was scratched so she would not be racing in poor conditions.   See ...
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Indiana Grand Circuit, ISFC Fair finals changed

on 08/14/2011 2:00 AM
Due to the tragic events that occurred at the Indiana State Fair on August 13th, the Grand Circuit program scheduled for Friday, August 19, and Indiana Sired Fair Circuit Finals and Consolations, slated for Thursday, August 18 and Saturday, August 20, have been moved. The Grand Circuit program will be held at Indiana Downs on Thursday, August 18 with an 11:00 a.m. post time.   The entry ti...
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Bestofbest Hanover takes Confederation Cup

on 08/14/2011 2:00 AM
Bestofbest Hanover captured the 35th edition of the $352,500 Confederation Cup Sunday afternoon at Flamboro Downs, turning in a late rally up the inside to score in 1:52. North America Cup champion Up The Credit was racing in the pocket and poised to strike when he broke stride heading to the three-quarter mark, taking himself out of contention.   Bestofbest Hanover, a son of Western H...
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Kadabra son Daylon Magician sets record

on 08/14/2011 2:00 AM
Daylon Magician did more than warm up the crowd for the upcoming Confederation Cup heats at Flamboro Downs on Sunday afternoon. The 3-year-old trotting colt set the half-mile oval afire with an Ontario Sires Stakes record equaling performance of 1:54.2. Starting from post 1 with regular reinsman Jack Moiseyev in the race bike, Daylon Magician moved smartly away from the starting gate, holding Mr ...
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She's A Jailbird wins Scioto Sunday feature

on 08/14/2011 2:00 AM
Sunday’s feature at Scioto Downs started badly for 4-5 favorite She’s A Jailbird, but it ended well when she got up to win to win by 1-3/4 lengths for trainer-driver Mike Myers.   When the seven trotters left the starting gate, She’s A Jailbird was offstride as the 2-year-old Cantab Hall filly Mackenzie Hall stepped confidently to the front for driver J.D. Wengerd. The high-step...
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NYSS freshmen on display at Vernon

on 08/13/2011 2:00 AM
New York’s future Standardbred stars were on display at Vernon Downs again on Friday night, competing in State Fair match-ups for 2-year-old filly trotters and freshmen female pacers that totaled $192,926 in prize money.Win Missy B opened Friday’s 12-race program with a front-striding 1:57.2 victory that proved to be the fastest mile of the season locally by a first-year filly trotter.  T...
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Caribean Cruise sails to third straight at Scioto

on 08/13/2011 2:00 AM
The 4-year-old mare Caribean Cruise has found a home at Scioto Downs as she demonstrated again on Friday by winning the Fillies and Mares Open Pace easily in 1:56.2.J.D. Wengerd was in the bike for trainer Joshua Cochran, who co-owns the Yankee Cruise mare with John Montgomery.  It was her third straight win at Scioto after she had only won once at Northfield in 2011.Jeremy Smith sent the 4-5...
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Indy Downs hosts Dash and Distance Challenge

on 08/13/2011 2:00 AM
Indiana Downs will play host to a Dash and Distance Challenge Saturday, August 13, with seven of the 13 races on the program contested at a distance other than one mile. The card will also feature second round Indiana Sires Stakes action for sophomore pacing colts. A trio of $40,000 divisions is slated.   The shortest dash programmed is a 1/8 mile sprint for pacers. The Indiana Downs Sprint...
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Foxy Lady keeps streak alive with PASS score

on 08/13/2011 2:00 AM
Foxy Lady followed up two straight stakes wins at The Meadows with a hard-fought Pennsylvania Sire Stakes victory on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. It was one of two Sire Stakes, each of which carried a purse of $103,356, that were held at Pocono for 3-year-old fillies on the pace.   Leaving from post position #8 in a field of nine as the 4-5 favorite, Foxy Lady, fresh off w...
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Power Of A Moment lights up the board at 24-1

on 08/13/2011 2:00 AM
That Power of a Moment bandwagon just keeps movin' on...complete with boxcars.   Two weeks ago, he was a pocket winner from the eight-hole at 30-1. Last week, he was pocket winner at 6-1. Saturday night, he again lit up Yonkers Raceway's tote board, stepping up to the $52,000 Open Handicap Pace and winning…at 24-1.   Starting outside of his seven rivals with regular driver Brent Ho...
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Manofmanymissions scores record NJSS win

on 08/13/2011 2:00 AM
Manofmanymissions made a huge move Saturday night to regain his status as the sport's top three-year-old trotter with a record-setting 1:52.1 victory in a 175,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Championship Final at The Meadowlands that was part of a $700,000 Night of Champions for state breds.   The winners of the other three $175,000 championship finals were: High Noon (Western Ideal), 1:50.4, th...
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New York State Fair Stakes at Tioga Downs

on 08/13/2011 2:00 AM
The New York State Fair rolled into Tioga Downs on Saturday night for a two day stay, and featured five divisions, two for 3-year old colt pacers, and three for 3-year old colt trotters. In the second division for 3-year old colt and gelding pacers, a new track record was marked up by Art Z and Brandon Simpson. Leaving hard from post position number six, Art Z tripped the quarter pole timer in 26....
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Pin Stripes takes Scioto Downs feature

on 08/13/2011 2:00 AM
Pin Stripes had to work hard to get to the lead in Saturday’s Open Pace at Scioto, but then his pursuers had to work hard to catch him, and they couldn’t get it done.   The 4-year-old son of Jate Lobell zoomed to a 1:53.2 win for driver Dan Noble, trainer Mike Conklin, and owners Jim Coffman, Martha Handschmaker, Adriann Stuart, and Jeanine Conklin. It was his fourth win in 10 starts th...
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We Will See, Won The West win Haughton elims

on 08/13/2011 2:00 AM
We Will See rallied from the far outside to win the first of two $50,000 eliminations for the William R. Haughton Memorial on Saturday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   Driven by Ron Pierce, We Will See closed from seventh to stop the leader Alexie Mattosie by three-quarters of a length in 1:48.3. Foiled Again finished third, while Aracache Hanover (fourth) and Ideal Matters (fifth) al...
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Mata Harry triumphs at Vernon in 1:51.3

on 08/13/2011 2:00 AM
Mata Harry converted a pocket-sitting trip into a 1:51.3 victory in Saturday night’s $10,000 featured seventh race at Vernon Downs.   Competing in the “Bernie Waugh Memorial Trophy” race, honoring a former track horseman, Mata Harry ($14.60) drafted along behind the pace-setting favorite, Pacinello, until the final furlong, and then rallied to win the week’s Open-1 pace by a head. ...
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Jazzi Jo repeats in Indiana Sires Stakes

on 08/12/2011 2:00 AM
Jazzi Jo and Sam Widger made it two-for-two in Indiana Sires Stakes action Friday, August 12 at Indiana Downs. The sophomore filly trotter held off favored ABC Easter by half a length to win the night’s first $40,000 division in 1:58. Lakeview Fest, tabbed the favorite, claimed the second split with a lifetime best 1:58.1 effort.   Leaving from the rail to settle in third behind B L Kidsw...
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Royal Shyster, Lawgiver Hanover win at Vernon

on 08/12/2011 2:00 AM
New York Sires Stakes standouts Royal Shyster and Lawgiver Hanover produced the fastest divisional scores during Thursday night’s $171,820 New York State Fair racing program at Vernon Downs.Royal Shyster ($2.40) recorded a career-best 1:58.1 victory in the fourth division of Thursday’s $83,688 NYSS-sponsored contest for 2-year-old colt/gelding trotters, while Lawgiver Hanover ($11.60) equaled ...
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Brandon CS delivers in Bridger final

on 08/12/2011 2:00 AM
Brandon CS, driven by Sylvain Filion, cleared to the lead before the half and held off all challengers in the $50,000 Bridger final Thursday night at Mohawk.   In the early going, Leave Your Mark (Scott Zeron) took command before the first station in :29.3 with Back To Peace (Jack Moiseyev) sitting second.Brandon CS moved to the outside from fourth and cleared to the lead before the mid-way...
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MSRF Stakes wrap up at Ocean Downs

on 08/12/2011 2:00 AM
On Thursday Aug. 11seven divisions of three year olds went to post in Maryland Standardbred Race Fund (MSRF) aces.  Badlands Jenna (Badlands Hanover) won her fifth start in a row, taking the filly pace in 1:57.2 for Ben Stafford and Winbak Farm. Badlands Jenna remains undefeated in (MSRF) stakes at two and three. The second division of filly pacers went to Devil May Care(Badlands Hanover) who...
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Jamieson talks Up The Credit, WDC title

on 08/12/2011 2:00 AM
Jody Jamieson has captured the Confederation Cup in the past, but it would mean more to the Moffat resident when he teams up with his father Carl’s Up The Credit on Sunday and tries to take the lion's share of the $672,000 rich purse at Flamboro Downs.   Jamieson captured the Cup with Laughing Art in 2007. This year, Up The Credit will highlight the group after capturing the $1.5 milli...
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