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Pompano cancels Monday pari-mutuel card

on 10/17/2011 2:00 AM
After daylong rains in South Florida raised havoc with the track lighting system, the Monday evening program at Pompano Park had to be canceled. Racing will resume Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 7:05 p.m.   Before the cancellation at 6:45 p.m. a non-wagering race was staged. The Sale Stakes began with the 2-year-old colt and gelding trot in the fourth of five sche...
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Callahan, Green set to defend Dover titles

on 10/17/2011 2:00 AM
Both Corey Callahan, the leading dash winner, and Josh Green, longtime leading trainer, seek to defend their titles when the 2011-2012 Dover Downs season opens on Saturday, Oct. 29.    Callahan eked out a second consecutive top driver championship last meet finishing with 229 victories, one more than Ron Pierce with 228. It was Callahan’s second consecutive season on top of the stand...
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Caviar Forthelady orders up win at The Meadows

on 10/17/2011 2:00 AM
Caviar Forthe Lady opened a daylight lead with a blistering third quarter, then hung on late to capture Monday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Driver Charlie Norris sent Caviar Forthe Lady to the front past the quarter, the 5-year-old daughter of SJ’s Caviar-Croupier Lady reeled off the third panel in :27.3 to put away all pursuers on the outsid...
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Pa-sired/owned late-closer canceled at Chester

on 10/17/2011 2:00 AM
The fall late closer series planned for 3-year-old Pennsylvania sired and owned horses at Harrah's Chester Casino & Racetrack has been canceled due to a lack of entries.   The live racing season continues through Dec. 21, highlighted by stakes races on Nov. 13 including the $650,000 Governor's Cup for 2-year-old pacing colts, $475,000 Three Diamonds for 2-year-old pacing fillies, $575,0...
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Sir Caviar continues Meadows dominance

on 10/16/2011 2:00 AM
Sir Caviar, who has dominated The Meadows’ elite trotting ranks throughout the year, made it look easy again Saturday with a decisive front-end victory in the $22,500 Preferred Handicap.Despite leaving from post 7, Sir Caviar made the front quickly for Brian Zendt and never was seriously challenged en route to victory in 1:54.3. Diamond Hunter shot the Lightning Lane for second, 2-3/4 lengths ba...
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Toscano and Ford pupils sweep Simpson Stakes

on 10/16/2011 2:00 AM
Heston Blue Chip, Forever Just, Blackjack Princess and Up Front Sharon were each divisional winners in Saturday’s $62,534 John Simpson, Sr. Memorial Stake for 2-year-old pacers, while Tim Tetrick teamed five first-place finishers during a raw and rainy fall evening at Vernon Downs.   The Linda Toscano trainees Heston Blue Chip (1:54.4) and Forever Just (1:55) won segments of the $31,924 S...
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Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale concludes

on 10/16/2011 2:00 AM
The Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale concluded Saturday, October 15 with a third session topped by a Lotsa Credit filly that brought $22,000. Trottin Joanna, the second foal from Armbro Kelvin mare Capryz Kelvin, is a sister to top Indiana Sires Stakes freshman colt Trottin Tiger. Consigned by Pond-A-Acres, the filly was purchased by Ron Wrenn. A total of 157 yearlings were sold Saturday for an avera...
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Maine 3YO champions crowned at Downs

on 10/16/2011 2:00 AM
At Scarborough Downs on Sunday, the 3-year-old Maine Sire Stakes champions were crowned. Over $380,000 in purse money was on the line. Iza Bella capped off a brilliant stakes career by adding the 3-year-old filly trotting championship to the freshman crown that she won last season, claiming her 15th career victory from only 23 lifetime starts.   Owned by Michael Andrew of Gorham, Maine, the...
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Simpson Memorial Stakes at Vernon

on 10/15/2011 2:00 AM
Classic Conway, Quit Smoking Now, Cowgirl Hall, Exercise To Go and Autumn Escapade all performed with distinction during a rainy, blustery Friday evening at Vernon Downs.   Classic Conway and Quit Smoking Now were each divisional winners in Friday’s $63,734 John Simpson, Sr. Memorial Stake (JSSMS) for 2-year-old colts & gelding trotters, while Cowgirl Hall and Exercise To Go each capt...
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Trottin Tiger leads ISS winners at Indy Downs

on 10/15/2011 2:00 AM
Freshman colt and filly trotters were featured Friday night, October 14 in the third round of Indiana Sires Stakes action at Indiana Downs. Favorites captured four of five divisions on the card, with the fastest mile turned in by Trottin Tiger. Trained by Mark Gillenwater and driven by Sam Widger, the Mossy Oak-Capryz Kelvin gelding romped by more than 13 lengths in 1:59.1.   Drawing post f...
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Roll With Joe, Autumn Escapade win BC preps

on 10/15/2011 2:00 AM
Two notable horses tuned up for the Breeders Crown on Friday night. First, at Yonkers Raceway, Meadowlands Pace champion Roll With Joe won a qualifier before the pari-mutuel card, then later that evening the older trotting mare Autumn Escapade scored at Vernon Downs,   Roll With Joe had his regular driver Ron Pierce in the sulky and won by a comfortable 1 3/4 lengths in 1:55....
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Camluck colt brings $150,000 to top Forest City

on 10/15/2011 2:00 AM
A Camluck colt out of a mare who is a full sister to new world record holder Strike An Attitude topped the opening day of the Forest City Yearling Sale in London, Ont. The colt, consigned by Seelster Farms, was bought by Fiddlers Creek Stables of West Bloomfield, Mich., with a bid of $150,000.   The colt (hip 71) named Nitro Seelster, a Jan. 27 foal, is the first foal of the Western Ha...
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Breeders Crown deadlines Monday, Tuesday

on 10/15/2011 2:00 AM
High noon on Saturday, Oct. 15, was the deadline for the invited foreign classic winners to declare in to the $600,000 Breeders Crown Trot at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto. Both French superstar Rapide Lebel and Swedish-bred and owned Commander Crowe remain committed to the entry box. Both are European stand-outs and will be making their first North American starts. Commander Crowe is trained ...
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Burke 2YOs win NJ Futurity divisions

on 10/15/2011 2:00 AM
Avenue Hanover captured the $45,000 New Jersey Futurity for three-year-old pacers and a Ron Burke-trained duo swept a pair of 2-year-old divisions on Saturday (Oct. 15) at Freehold Raceway.   Yannick Gingras handled the driving assignments for both Burke trainees as 21-1 Mortal Zin, by Rocknroll Hanover, won the $28,000 New Jersey Futurity in the first race and his stablemate, betting ...
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MOMM trying for 2 Breeders Crown titles

on 10/15/2011 2:00 AM
After capturing the Kentucky Futurity in two heats at The Red Mile in Lexington, Kentucky on Oct. 2, Manofmanymissions appears to be in top form heading into the Breeders Crown on October 29 at Woodbine Racetrack.   The son of Yankee Glide-Armbro Vanquish will look to capture his second $600,000 Breeders Crown after stopping the clock in 1:53.2 as a freshman last season. The bay has made 8 ...
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Stonebridge Tonic scores in Yonkers feature

on 10/15/2011 2:00 AM
Stonebridge Tonic (Dan Dube)--a horse who doesn't need a course--maintained the form spree Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $42,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Assigned post position No. 6, Stonebridge Tonic worked around Power of a Moment (Brent Holland) before a ::26.3 opening quarter-mile. He then rated a 29-second half (:55.3) before reformed claimer—and tepid 2-1 choice--Jacked Up...
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Miller wins Pennsylvania Driving Challenge

on 10/15/2011 2:00 AM
Brett Miller outperformed eight other outstanding drivers in the East Meets West Pennsylvania Driving Challenge on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The challenge pitted the finest drivers from Pocono against the best from The Meadows, with $50,000 in bonuses on the line for the participants.   Miller, who won three of the nine races included in the challenge, took the points l...
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Stallion Stakes, awards highlight Pompano card

on 10/15/2011 2:00 AM
The Saturday, October 15 program at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park was the first night of major league speed in the new meet and it was accompanied by winner's circle ceremonies to honor the top trainer and driver from last season in South Florida.   Director Of Racing Operations John Yinger made the commemorative trophy presentations to Peter Pellegrino and Wally Hennessey.   "...
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Camaes Fellow shocks in Gold Final in 1:53

on 10/15/2011 2:00 AM
Camaes Fellow pulled off a 14-1 shocker in the $170,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Final for sophomore pacing colts and geldings Saturday night, October 15 at Woodbine Racetrack. The Tony O’Sullivan trained-Camaes Fellow (Doug McNair) was the quickest off the gate, but the heavy favourite, Prodigal Seelster (Scott Zeron), and Mystician (Jody Jamieson), who was second choice, were on the long...
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Daylon Magician defeated at Woodbine

on 10/15/2011 2:00 AM
Delcrest Julian was the one pulling a rabbit out of the hat Saturday night, October 15 when he defeated divisional leader Daylon Magician in the $170,000 Ontario Sires Stakes for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings at Woodbine Racetrack.   With Paul MacDonell in the sulky, the Rick Zeron pupil prevented Daylon Magician from extending his win streak to eight.   Canadian Trotti...
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