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Vaporstar, Maplegrove Shaelyn win at Balmoral

on 10/10/2011 2:00 AM
The year’s richest event for Illinois conceived and foaled 2-year-old trotting colts was contested on Sunday night at Balmoral Park as a field of 10 diagonally gaited youngsters battled in the $112,000 Lincoln Land Stake. Fresh off a big second-place finish in his elimination last week, Fox Valley Standardbreds and Harold and Joshua Carter’s Vaporstar picked a nice time to snag his first ...
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DSBF 2-year-old trots underway at Harrington

on 10/10/2011 2:00 AM
Four divisions of the Delaware Standarbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) 2-year-old trotting stakes for both sexes were held Sunday at Harrington Raceway.   The fastest divisional winner was the first to take place, as Nanticoke Racing and Delbert Cain’s Alleigh Girl ($2.40, Ross Wolfenden) was a dominant winner on the front end over Skuttlebutt and Jodi Lin in 2:02.4 to equal the track record for...
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Vernon's Simpson box closes Tuesday morning

on 10/10/2011 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs will host all freshman divisions of the John F. Simpson Memorial Stakes over the weekend of Oct. 14-15. Entries will be accepted by the Vernon race office (315) 829-6825 until the box closes at 9 a.m. on Tuesday for Friday's race and Wednesday for Saturday. The entry fee for all Simpson races is $310 payable to Vernon Downs.   Following the Simpsons, the Kin...
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Magic Wheel sets Windsor mark in OSS Gold

on 10/10/2011 2:00 AM
Magic Wheel lowered the Windsor Raceway track mark for 3-year-old filly trotters Sunday night with a 1:55.2 victory in a $130,000 Ontario Sire Stakes (OSS) final. The effort lowered the previous mark set last week in an OSS Gold elim by Oh Sweet Baby.   Trainer-driver Joe Hudon left fast with Magic Wheel, reaching the opening quarter on top in :26.4, with the Mario Baillargeon-driven O...
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Rosecroft updates info on qualifying, draws

on 10/10/2011 2:00 AM
Rosecroft Raceway will be drawing Mondays for Friday this fall and scratch time will be 9 am Wednesday mornings. The box will open at 9 am and close at 1 pm. Rosecroft will draw Wednesday for Saturday this fall and scratch time will be 9 am Thursday mornings. The box will open at noon and close at 3 pm.   Rosecroft will be qualifying this week on Wednesday morning at 10 am with the box clos...
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Delaware Breeders Fund divisions held

on 10/10/2011 2:00 AM
Seven $20,000 divisions of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) for 2-year-old pacers were contested Monday at Harrington Raceway. There were four filly divisions, which were carded first on the program.   Badlands Racing and Leblanc Racing’s No Picnic ($2.80, Ross Wolfenden) overcame post seven for her dominant win in the first division in 1:57.4. A daughter of Badlan...
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2YOPC Warrawee Needy 1:49.4 winner

on 10/10/2011 2:00 AM
In gate-to-wire fashion, Warrawee Needy (pictured) established a new stakes record in the $170,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Final for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings Monday evening at Woodbine Racetrack.   The Carl Jamieson student stopped the teletimer in 1:49.4, lowering the all-time OSS record for 2-year-old pacing colts on a seven-eighths mile oval, which was originally set b...
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Yonkers holds Fall Festival with under saddle race

on 10/09/2011 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Saturday night played host to the $400,000 Fall Harvest Series. Eight, $50,000 events--2- and 3-year-olds of both sexes and gaits who were not eligible for last week's New York Night of Champions.   Among the winners was the 3-year-old pacing filly Alexachase (by Bettor's Delight); co-owners (trainer) Johnny Waite & Kimberley Waite/driver Greg Merton; 1:54.3.   "T...
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Big Batavia win for Aracache Hanover and owners

on 10/09/2011 2:00 AM
Aracache Hanover, owned by western New Yorkers William Switala and James Martin, won the $40,000 ninth annual Robert J. Kane Memorial Pace in front of a packed house on a warm autumn night at Batavia Downs Casino on Saturday.   Trevor Henry piloted Aracache Hanover to an all-time track record of 1:51.1 in the Kane Memorial. The winning time broke the all-time track record by four-...
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American Jewel has successful surgery

on 10/09/2011 2:00 AM
Trainer Jimmy Takter told harnessracing.com early Sunday afternoon while at The Red Mile that American Jewel, who broke a P-1 bone in a sesamoid while competing in an International Stallion Stake division Friday night, successfully underwent surgery Sunday morning at Rood & Riddle Equine Clinic in Lexington. Takter said Dr. Larry Bramlage placed screws in the broken bone in the 2-year-old fill...
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Chapter Seven, Big Rigs win Bluegrass splits

on 10/09/2011 2:00 AM
Chapter Seven, whose health issues this year have limited the 3-year-old trotter to just six starts, was an open-lengths winner in 1:52.4 in the first of two divisions of the $226,000 Bluegrass Sunday afternoon at The Red Mile. Finishing second was Hambletonian winner Broad Bahn, with Spectator K third. The second division went to Big Rigs in 1:52.2, just one-fifth of a second off the na...
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Bold And Fresh, Seducedbychocolate win at Red Mile

on 10/09/2011 2:00 AM
Favorite Cedar Dove broke well before the start for driver Ron Pierce and was far out of contention in the second of two divisions of the $213,000 Bluegrass for 3-year-old filly trotters Sunday afternoon at The Red Mile. With the recent Kentucky Filly Futurity winner out of the picture, that left the door open for Filly Futurity runner-up Bold And Fresh--who was an upset winner in the Hambletonian...
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Alsace Hanover, Hugadragon win Tattersalls splits

on 10/09/2011 2:00 AM
Alsace Hanover, despite drifting right down the stretch, managed to hold on to win the $243,000 first division of the Tattersalls 3-Year-Old Pace Sunday afternoon at The Red Mile. With Ron Pierce driving, Alsace Hanover reached the wire a diminishing nose over Westwardho Hanover to score in 1:50. The second $243,000 split had an adventurous start as North America Cup winner Up The Credit threw in ...
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I Wanna Go Fast 1:49.2 winner at Colonial

on 10/09/2011 2:00 AM
Aptly named I Wanna Go Fast lived up to his billing by collecting a wire-to-wire victory in a sizzling 1:49.2 in Sunday's featured race at Colonial Downs.   The 4-year-old Three Olives gelding, who had not raced since September 5, was coming off a pair of recent qualifying wins at Harrah's Chester Downs. Facing four other foes in the $6,000 winners-over pace, I Wanna Go Fast got out front e...
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FL horsemen wary of plans for PM barrel racing

on 10/09/2011 2:00 AM
The Florida Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association (FSBOA) has issued a statement in which it warns its members of an "an attempt to use a quarter horse permit/license application to replace the Florida statute required live quarter horse race days with a limited number of barrel racing rodeo events on which pari-mutuel wagering is planned."   The statement continues: "This effort is,...
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She's Country wins at Indiana Downs in 1:59.3

on 10/08/2011 2:00 AM
Favorites captured two of three $40,000 Indiana Sires Stakes divisions for freshman filly trotters Friday evening, October 7 at Indiana Downs. In the fastest division of the evening, She’s Country and trainer Charlie Conrad held off Sweetasmusic and Walter Haynes Jr. by a neck in 1:59.3. Js Foxy Lady and Josh Sutton trotted third.   She’s Country and Conrad, starting from post three, le...
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Green Acres finals held at Freehold

on 10/08/2011 2:00 AM
Driver Jim Pantaleano scored a driving double by winning both $25,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Green Acres finals for 2-year-old pacers today at Freehold Raceway.   In the Green Acres final for freshmanpacing colts and geldings, Prince Sharka (Cam's Card Shark) led from start to finish, holding on to edge a fast-closing Caviart Shiloh (Rocknroll Hanover) by a neck in 1:54.4.  Hang Ten (W...
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American Jewel injured in race at Red Mile

on 10/08/2011 2:00 AM
The world champion 2-year-old filly pacer American Jewel broke a P-1 bone in a sesamoid while competing in stakes action at The Red Mile Friday night and being nosed out on the wire in 1:50.2.   Trainer Jimmy Takter said the filly was lame after the race and was taken to Rood & Riddle Equine Clinic in Lexington on Saturday morning, where the injury was diagnosed. Famed equine veterinari...
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A Rocknroll Dance in 1:49.4 in ISS split

on 10/08/2011 2:00 AM
The 2-year-old pacing colt A Rocknroll Dance picked up his fourth win in seven career starts when he turned in a powerful effort to win the first of four divisions of the $333,400 International Stallion Stakes (ISS) division in 1:49.4 Saturday night at The Red Mile. The Rocknroll Hanover colt was parked in the first turn as driver Yannick Gingras elected to float on the outside after startin...
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Strike An Attitude in 1:48.4 in Garnsey division

on 10/08/2011 2:00 AM
Trainer Bob McIntosh noted earlier this week that his 3-year-old filly pacer Strike An Attitude loves the racing surface at The Red Mile, pointing out her back-to-back victories in Grand Circuit action. After a second-place finish last week in a Bluegrass division in Lexington, Strike An Attitude's fondness of the track was on full display Saturday night as she rallied to a world record-equaling 1...
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