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San Pail cruises to 1:52.1 Allerage victory

on 10/01/2011 2:00 AM
San Pail made winning the $145,000 Allerage Open Trot look easy as he brushed to the lead down the backstretch and then opened up his lead in the homestretch to score in 1:52.1 on a cool fall Saturday night at Lexington's Red Mile.   As the crowd cheered for San Pail as he left the winner's circle, Gerald Hughes, who takes care of San Pail, shouted to the crowd on the apron, "I like Kentuck...
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Big miles posted in Bluegrass 2CP splits

on 10/01/2011 2:00 AM
A Rocknroll Dance was an impressive winner in 1:51 for driver Yannick Gingras in the second of four divisons of the $386,000 Bluegrass for 2-year-old colt pacers Saturday night at The Red Mile. The first split went to Bolt The Duer, who won in 1:52.2 for driver Mike Lachance. The third division was won by Mybrothergoerge in a photo finish over Mortal Zin in 1:52.2. The $1 million Metro w...
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Brennan wins eight at Yonkers

on 09/30/2011 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's Thursday night tally sheet included 13 races, 11 of which included George Brennan.It also offered 13 trips to the winner's circle, eight of which included George Brennan.The Raceway's leading driver began his night with a third-place finish in the opener. After having the second race off, he and favored Shaky Hanover ($4.80) made short work of the eight-hole in the $12,000, third...
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Who is Allerage contender Swept To Victory?

on 09/30/2011 2:00 AM
The Allerage Trot for older trotting mares, set for Sunday at The Red Mile, includes defending Allerage champion Buck I St. Pat and recent Miss Versatility winner Autumn Escapade, two mares who are well known to regular fans. But the field also includes a bonafide unknown: Swept To Victory.   Swept To Victory was bred in Pennsylvania by Paul and Josephine Spears and their son Paul. She was ...
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Friday Backstretch With Gordon

on 09/30/2011 2:00 AM
There’s certainly no harm in having your picture on the home page of harnessracing.com as trainer Bob McIntosh—pictured yesterday in his Detroit Tigers garb—got off to a fast start on Thursday’s opening-night card of Grand Circuit racing at The Red Mile. McIntosh had a pair of winners in the first four races, both with John Campbell driving. The weather was great when Thursday night’s p...
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2 Donato yearlings bring top prices in Sweden

on 09/30/2011 2:00 AM
A colt by the French-bred sire Ready Cash topped the opening session of the Swedish Kriterium yearling sale, held Thursday in Stockholm. The colt out of the Berndt Hanover mare Bernies Babe, a granddaughter of Armbro Keepsake, brought $66,000.   A Donato Hanover colt was right behind in terms of price, selling for 450,000 Swedish kroner, or about $65,000. The colt, named Right Or ...
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American Jewel, Pick 4 carryover Friday at Red Mile

on 09/30/2011 2:00 AM
Headlining Friday's races at The Red Mile are four divisions of the $340,000 Walnut Hall Ltd. Cup Bluegrass Stake for 2-year-old trotting colts and two splits of the Walnut Hall Stock Farm sponsored $270,000 Bluegrass for 2-year-old filly pacers.    Trotting colts will take the stage in races 4, 7, 9 and 1 and Ray Schnittker's Delano is the morni...
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Preview now available for Red Mile cards

on 09/30/2011 2:00 AM
Harness Racing Weekend Preview is now available! Due to the need to wait for the Sunday, Oct. 2, racing program at The Red Mile, the emailing of the edition was delayed. If you are a regular subscriber to our free e-newsletter, it should now be available in your email box. If you are not a subscriber, click on the icon above and follow the prompts to subscribe. It’s free, and this latest edition...
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Fashion Delight, Chapter Seven win Red Mile qualifiers

on 09/30/2011 2:00 AM
A quartet of qualifiers went to post at The Red Mile on Friday morning, highlighted by 2010 Woodrow Wilson winner Fashion Delight’s 1:53.2 half-length win. Trained by Jim Campbell for Fashion Farms and driven by Dave Miller, the Bettor’s Delight sophomore went wire to wire in his first timed effort since he finished fourth in a 3-year-old Open at the Meadowlands on July 2.“He’s had a quart...
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Shabalabadingdong wins NJSS Green Acres

on 09/30/2011 2:00 AM
Shabalabadingdong closed in the stretch to win the $25,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Green Acres Championship for 3-year-old pacing fillies in 1:56.4 Friday at Freehold Raceway.   The daughter of Western Ideal was rough-gaited going into the first turn on the half-mile Freehold oval and settled in last place in the four-horse field. With Steve Smith driving, the filly made a first-over ...
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Freshman colt trotters vie in Bluegrass action

on 09/30/2011 2:00 AM
The first of four divisions of the $340,000 Bluegrass for 2-year-old colt trotters Friday night at The Red Mile went to Scary Good, who rallied late for driver Brian Sears to score in 1:56.4. Although a power outage delayed the races for several minutes prior to the second split, the wait was worth it for the connections of Possess The Will, who won in 1:55.1. A break-filled third division went to...
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American Jewel dazzles in Bluegrass 2FP

on 09/30/2011 2:00 AM
American Jewel remained undefeated in eight career starts with a 1:52.1 victory in the second of two $134,700 divisions of the Bluegrass for 2-year-old filly pacers on a brisk Friday night at The Red Mile. Driven by Tim Tetrick, American Jewel cruised under the wire to keep her perfect record intact. In the first split, Destiny's Chance sprung a 30-1 upset in a career-best 1:52 for driver Yannick ...
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Lightning Treasure, Looking Hanover win at Yonkers

on 09/30/2011 2:00 AM
Lightning Treasure (Dan Dube), patient from the three hole Friday night, ducked inside en route to winning Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $52,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   Leaving from the pylons, she watched as Panagler (George Brennan) outleave her seven inside rivals. That one made the lead, only to yield to 17-10 favorite Billmar Scooter (Eric Goodell) right at the 27-second o...
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Sand Violent Blu wins, but Lex start uncertain

on 09/30/2011 2:00 AM
Hammered down to 1-9, Pennsylvania champion Sand Violent Blu needed every bit of her talent and determination to eke out a victory Friday in a division of a $92,998 Keystone Classic at The Meadows. The stake for 2-year-old filly trotters was conducted over three divisions, with Delicious and Sculpted Vanity taking the other splits.   Sand Violent Blu won the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes f...
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Daylon Magician takes Ontario Gold final

on 09/30/2011 2:00 AM
Canadian Trotting Classic champion Daylon Magician, who was not eligible to the Kentucky Futurity, instead raced in Canada and earned his seventh straight victory and third Ontario Sires Stakes Gold trophy of the season on a cool, windy Friday night at Grand River Raceway. His winning time was 1:58.1. Fresh off a 1:57.2 track record performance over a sloppy track in his Gold ...
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Keystone Classic sweep for Fashion Farms

on 09/29/2011 2:00 AM
Pennsylvania champion Stormin Normand made it six victories in seven career starts Wednesday at The Meadows by winning a Keystone Classic division under wraps. When his stablemate, Fashion Astral, captured the other split in the $98,800 event for freshman colt and gelding trotters, it gave Dave Palone, trainer Jim Campbell and owner Fashion Farms a stake sweep. Stormin Normand was beaten a he...
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Fillies battle in Lady Lincoln Land elims

on 09/29/2011 2:00 AM
Illinois conceived and foaled two-year-old trotting fillies took to the track on Wednesday night for a pair of $15,000 Lady Lincoln Land Stake elimination’s. The top five finishers will return next Wednesday to slug it out in the $107,000 final making it the richest state bred trotting event of the season for these youngsters. In the first division Redbud Stables and Jim Eaton’s Fox Valle...
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Driver changes pay off at Pompano

on 09/29/2011 2:00 AM
The handicapping angle of trainers stepping aside in favor of accomplished catch drivers worked in both cases and without fail for astute observers of the Wednesday, September 28 program at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.The top example of the tactic played out in the $12,000 purse trotting feature. Trainer Jim McDonald turned over the reins of Hesgotlegs to the track's 2011 leading driver, W...
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Drivers, horses escape serious injuries

on 09/29/2011 2:00 AM
At Monticello Raceway on Wednesday afternoon, September 28 the pouring rains finally abated  just  prior to post time still a continual drizzle made the racetrack wet, though not slippery.. Featured were  four $12,200 NYSS late closer divisions for 2-year-old pacing colts.   Zeke Parker won  the first  NYSS late closer split –race one—with the Steve Elliot-train...
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Springfield Chamber wants slots at fairgrounds

on 09/29/2011 2:00 AM
The Greater Springfield (Ill.) Chamber of Commerce is supporting the idea of slots at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. Chamber directors voted this week to support the bill which would allow slots at the state fairgrounds.   An expanded gaming bill passed the Illinois General Assembly in May, but has been held in the state Senate because Gov. Pat Quinn has threatened...
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