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Battle of Lake Erie to Foiled Again

on 07/24/2011 2:00 AM
Foiled again and driver Matt Kakaley used the rail to perfect advantage and scored a popular, 1:52 victory in the $100,000 Battle of Lake Erie for Burke Racing, Weaver Brscemi and JJK Stables.   Fire On The Water scrimmaged with the eventual winner, who led by a nose at the first pole, reached in :27. Foiled again then cut middle splits of :55.1 and 1:23.2. At the top of the lane Hypnotic ...
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Cane moving to Tioga for 2011-2012

on 07/24/2011 2:00 AM
The Cane Pace, set for Saturday, Sept. 3, has been moved from Freehold Raceway to Tioga Downs. Freehold Raceway and Tioga Downs’ management have worked out an agreement to move the prestigious race from New Jersey to New York for 2011 and 2012. The Cane is the first leg of the pacing Triple Crown this year.   “We worked out a deal with Freehold to be the host track of this prestigi...
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Tamla Celeber wins Swedish Mare Championship

on 07/24/2011 2:00 AM
The 4-year-old Cantab Hall mare Tamla Celeber got back in the winner's circle with a victory in the Mare Championship on Sunday in Sweden. The mare had suffered a rare defeat in the elimination for the race the previous week, which trainer Roger Walmann said caused him to receive "about 500 phone calls." But she was back in top form for the final and won in a mile rate time of 2:01 over 2,640...
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Experts weigh in on Maple Leaf Trot

on 07/23/2011 2:00 AM
With the $730,000 Maple Leaf Trot set for Saturday, July 23 at Mohawk Racetrack, WEG's media department got the inside scoop from some of North America's top handicappers, as they provided their Maple Leaf Trot picks along with some insight for tonight's featured race.   Dave Briggs - The Canadian Sportsman (San Pail)Arch Madness is a more obvious pick, but even out of the nine-hole San Pai...
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Royal Shyster sets NYSS record in victory

on 07/23/2011 2:00 AM
Royal Shyster, a 2-year-old RC Royalty colt out of the Pine Chip mare Spin The Planet, won the $20,564 second division of the New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings in 2:01.3, which eclipsed the old record of 2:02.1, held by both Paddington (2005) and All In Tad (2010). It was the first Sire Stakes win for Royal Shyster, who is owned by Albert and Michelle Crawford, Ann Ma...
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Custard The Dragon wins Adios elim in 1:48.1!

on 07/23/2011 2:00 AM
Exploiting textbook escort service, Custard The Dragon roared from the pocket in the stretch and triumphed in a world-record 1:48.1 Friday in one of three $50,000 eliminations for the Delvin Miller Adios at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino.   Also capturing eliminations were Alsace Hanover and Rollwithitharry, both piloted by Ron Pierce. The elim winners will be joined in the $500,000 (es...
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Southern Allie upsets at Yonkers

on 07/23/2011 2:00 AM
Southern Allie (Jim Pantaleano) surprised as the longest shot on the board Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $52,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Assigned post position No. 6 and making his first purse start in nearly three months, "Allie" spectated as Gallant Yankee (Dan Dube) put up early intervals of .:27.1 and :55.4. MacRaider N (Jeff Gregory) then moved to challenge by the 1:24, with ...
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Audley, Sears pupils thriving at Pompano

on 07/23/2011 2:00 AM
The 2011 July installment of the Sunshine State Stakes at The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park is proving to be a showcase of emerging standout performers from the Tom Audley and Kim Sears stables.   The Saturday, July 23 card was dominated by the 2nd leg pacing events for purses ranging from $5,300 to $7,500 in the first of five stakes series this year being staged by the Florida Standardb...
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Big Jim returns to winner's circle in NJSS

on 07/23/2011 2:00 AM
Big Jim came back from a second place finish in last week’s Meadowlands Pace to win the second leg of the New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   Sent off as the heavy favorite, driver Phil Hudon guided Big Jim in a relaxed effort to the front of the field and pulled away to win the first $24,000 NJSS division. He scored in ...
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Oh No Three O repeats at Tioga in 1:56.4

on 07/23/2011 2:00 AM
Oh No Three O scored his second straight victory at Tioga Downs in the featured condition trot with Corey Braden. Leaving from post position number two, Oh No Three O and Braden sat in the stalking position through an opening quarter in 27.2. Past the three eight’s mile pole Braden moved Oh No Three O first up on the pacesetting Ten Yard Penalty past the half in 58. Down the backside the duo cle...
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Trev Adams Attack takes Scioto open

on 07/23/2011 2:00 AM
Trev Adams Attack was the easiest possible winner in the Open Pace at Scioto Downs on Saturday night. Hall of Famer Chip Noble gave him a perfect pocket trip and he paced past the leader Camcoder in the stretch for a 1:54.4 win.   The 4-year-old gelded son of On The Attack was shipping in from Hoosier Park and scored his fifth win in 13 starts this season.   Kyle Ater sent the 5-1 sh...
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San Pail wins third straight Maple Leaf Trot

on 07/23/2011 2:00 AM
San Pail used a quick turn of foot to take the lead a half mile from the wire and never looked back to win the 59th edition of Saturday’s $730,000 Maple Leaf Trot at Mohawk Racetrack.   Randall Waples guided the seven-year-old son of San Pellegrino to his 43rd career victory and third straight Maple Leaf Trot crown for trainer Rod Hughes, who also owns San Pail with the horse’s breeder,...
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Dreamfair Eternal scores in Roses Are Red

on 07/23/2011 2:00 AM
Dreamfair Eternal, last year’s Horse of the Year, and driver Randall Waples scored an eye-catching victory in the final strides of the $385,000 Roses Are Red Stakes at Mohawk.   Warrawee Koine (Andy Miller) left aggressively from post 10 and was in command past the opening panel in :26.2.   Heading towards the half, Ultimate Velocity wasn’t content in the two-hole as she moved t...
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Action Broadway soars in Armbro Flight

on 07/23/2011 2:00 AM
Action Broadway pulled a shocker in the $349,000 Armbro Flight Stakes final Saturday evening at Mohawk.   Sent off at 27-1, the Virgil Morgan Jr.-trained mare captured her eighth victory of the season in 1:53.3.   Cross of Lorraine (Jody Jamieson) took opening panel in :27.3, but into the backstretch, last Friday’s elimination winner, Buck I St Pat (Tim Tetrick) launched a first-...
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Southwind Jazmin's 1:53 leads NYSS

on 07/22/2011 2:00 AM
New York Sire Stakes hit Yonkers Raceway on Thursday night, with the track hosting the $232,330 Mount Vernon Pace for 3-year-old fillies. Five divisions--including two off the card--were on display.   Southwind Jazmin (Jeff Gregory) turned in the night's fastest effort, two-moving for a first-up, 1:53 victory in the $46,826 fourth division. "Jazmin," leaving outside her six rivals, fou...
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Canadian Donnie Simmonds to be honored at Jug

on 07/22/2011 2:00 AM
Canadian Donnie Simmonds, a longtime friend of the Little Brown Jug, is the 2011 Joe Neville Award winner.  Delaware Fair officials will honor Simmonds during Jug Day ceremonies in the winner’s Circle. Simmonds died in May of 2010.   Simmonds, a native of Prince Edward Island and a member of the board of directors of the Charlottetown Driving Club, was also elected to the board of di...
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Braden Watson awarded HHI scholarship

on 07/22/2011 2:00 AM
Braden A.Watson, 19, has been awarded the 2011 Harness Horsemen International Jerome L. Hauck Scholarship, worth $4,000. He is the son of David and Brenda Watson of Fairfield, IL.   Braden graduated from Fairfield Community High School in 2009 and from Frontier (Fairfield) Community College in 2011 with an Associate’s Degree. He plans to attend the University of Southern Indiana this fall...
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Campbell to address World Trotting Conference

on 07/22/2011 2:00 AM
Hall of Fame driver John Campbell, who has been recuperating following a racing accident this past May 30, has agreed to deliver the keynote speech at the opening of the 22nd World Trotting Conference.   Campbell, who is the all-time leader in the sport in terms of money won, will welcome the delegates on Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City, where representatives of 17 countr...
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Meadowlands "In The Sulky" lineup

on 07/22/2011 2:00 AM
Trainer Tom Durand will sit In The Sulky Friday night to discuss his Hambletonian hopeful Whiskey Tax, who will go postward in the New Jersey Sire Stakes that evening. On Saturday, New Zealand racing commentator Jess Davidson is the featured television guest.   Fans can e-mail questions for Durand and Davidson to answer on-air to racing@thebigm.com. The broadcast can be watched live from th...
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Teague gives his take on his Adios contenders

on 07/22/2011 2:00 AM
Billy Haughton, Stanley Dancer, Joe O'Brien and Brett Pelling are the only trainers in the 45-year history of the Delvin Miller Adios to win the "Pace for the Orchids" in consecutive years. (Actually, Haughton won three straight from 1967-69 and Pelling went back to back twice in 1995-96 and 2004-05.)   Now, George Teague, Jr., who won the 2010 event with Delmarvalous, tries to join th...
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