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Wed. Delaware Pick 4 easily meets guarantee

on 09/21/2011 2:00 AM
There was no problem meeting the $25,000 guarantee on the Pick 4 Wednesday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds as bettors wagered $42,522 in the pool on races 14-17. The Pick 4 started with the $96,800 Buckette, then the two Jugette elims, before finishing up with a division of the Standardbred for 2-year-old filly trotters.   Lady Hanover kicked off the pool with a win payoff of $3...
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Crown bound Commander Crowe scores

on 09/21/2011 2:00 AM
The Swedish owned and bred Commander Crowe, who connections have accepted an invitation to the Breeders Crown at Woodbine next month, won the Grand prix Federation Regionale du Nord at the French countryside track La Capelle Wednesday afternoon.   The 7-year-old gelding by Juliano Star-Somack (by Mack Lobell) won enjoyed a quite calm trip from last in the field and ended...
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Foiled Again wins Quillen Memorial

on 09/20/2011 2:00 AM
Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi and JJK Stables’ Foiled Again ($2.40, Yannick Gingras) made history Monday by becoming the oldest horse ever to win $1 milllion in a season, by capturing the $335,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial at Harrington Raceway in 1:51.3.It was his second straight win in Harrington’s signature event, and Gingras’ third Quillen triumph.Foiled Again, a 7-year-old son of Dragon Ag...
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Tea Party Princess leads NYSS winners at Yonkers

on 09/20/2011 2:00 AM
What started as a match race turned into a no-match race Monday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $234,832 New York Sire Stakes Peekskill Pace for 3-year-old fillies.The lone ($78,744) wagering division was to pit "Peelers" against "Princess," but when See You at Peelers came up ill a few days ago, all eyes turned to Tea Party Princess.With Jim Morrill Jr. doing the honors from post position...
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Mystic Desire, Reckless Ric win Keystone Classic splits

on 09/20/2011 2:00 AM
Mystic Desire took his time making the front, but he was tons the best once there as he demolished the field in a division of Monday’s Keystone Classic at The Meadows. Reckless Ric captured the other split in the $96,000 event for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers and gave Dave Palone a driving sweep in the stake. Palone bypassed an opportunity for an early hole with Mystic Desire, instead...
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Tioga Downs assists with manpower, donations

on 09/20/2011 2:00 AM
Due to severe flooding in the southern tier, the final three race nights of the 2011 race season at Tioga Downs were canceled. Over the 10 days that followed the devastating flooding in the area, both Tioga Downs’ employees and Jeff Gural came to the aid of local agencies trying to help families affected by the disaster.   Gural, chairman of American Racing and Entertainment, persona...
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Don't miss KY Futurity weekend festivities

on 09/20/2011 2:00 AM
Don't miss this year's fund-raiser for the historic Round Barn, to be held immediately following the Kentucky Futurity on Sunday, Oct. 2. The casual event will include video highlights of past Kentucky Futurity winners as well as replays of this year's race, plus food and drinks, and a silent auction of harness racing memorabilia. Wine for the event is being donated by Leatherwood Farm, a central ...
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Fast track Tuesday in Delaware, Ohio

on 09/20/2011 2:00 AM
If the sun pops up this afternoon the world’s fastest half-mile track in Delaware, Ohio, will be lightning quick, thanks to track consultant Greg Coon and his track crew. "We knew in advance that the rain was coming so on Monday we rolled the track with empty trucks to compact the surface so that the track could shed water," said Coon. "Unfortunatly, Monday’s rain was a slow soakin...
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Pompano resumes night racing on Wednesday

on 09/20/2011 2:00 AM
Isle Casino Racing Pompano resumes night pari-mutuel harness racing Wednesday, September 21. Join us for a celebrity meet, greet and Q&A session. The meet and greet and Q&A session starts at 6:15 pm in the winner’s circle and will include Hall of Famer Wally Hennessey, Mike Tanner, CEO of the US Trotting Association, trainer-driver Mike Micallef, Dave Mogan, a trainer and Florida Standar...
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Mike Trager to speak at Simulcast Conference

on 09/20/2011 2:00 AM
Mike Trager, who was instrumental in early Breeders Crown telecasts on ESPN, will head an all-star panel of experts discussing the need to drastically improve racing’s television exposure in the closing session of the 19th Annual Simulcast Conference (Oct. 3-5) on Wednesday morning, Oct. 5, in Scottsdale, Ariz.   He will be joined by Amy Zimmerman, executive producer and senior ...
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LBJ names four to board of directors

on 09/20/2011 2:00 AM
The Little Brown Jug Society elected four new members during the annual fall meeting Tuesday morning at Hoggy’s Restaurant. The newly elected directors are Roger Huston, George Teague Jr., Rex Welker and Jay Wolf.   Huston, a native of Xenia, Ohio, is a Hall of Fame announcer who has called the Little Brown Jug since 1967. Huston began his career on the Ohio county fair circuit and...
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Jug, Jugette to be broadcast on HRTV

on 09/20/2011 2:00 AM
HRTV ® will once again bring harness racing fans live coverage of the 66th edition of the Little Brown Jug from the Delaware, OH Fairgrounds this Thursday, Sept. 22.  HRTV is also offering coverage of Grand Circuit racing from the Delaware on Wednesday, which is topped by the $354,000 Jugette for the top 3-year-old pacing fillies.   HRTV has carried the Little Brown Jug ...
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Noble sweeps OBC 2FTs; track mark set in 2CT

on 09/20/2011 2:00 AM
Dan Noble swept the Ohio Breeders Championship for 2-year-old trotting fillies Tuesday at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds by picking up wins with Jessica Rayne and Lady At Bat.   In the first division, Jessica Rayne scored a half-length victory over U R Toast (Ed Greeno Jr.) in 2:05. The daughter of Jailhouse Jesse won for the sixth time in nine seasonal starts for Ed Mullinax and Ma...
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Kentucky-sired finals worth $250,000 in 2012

on 09/20/2011 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) announced Tuesday that the Kentucky Sire Stakes will distribute over $2 million in purses in 2012. The Kentucky Sire Stakes is a culmination of a month-long series of preliminary races, with the biggest money earners getting a chance to compete in one of the richest finals in North America with $2 million in purse money.   In 2012, the Kentuc...
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Noble Sweeps OBC 2FT

on 09/20/2011 2:00 AM
Dan Noble swept the Ohio Breeders Championship for two-year-old trotting fillies by picking up wins with Jessica Rayne and Lady At Bat.In the first division, Jessica Rayne scored a half length victory over U R Toast (Ed Greeno, Jr.) in 2:05.The daughter of Jailhouse Jesse won for the sixth time in nine seasonal starts for C. Ed Mullinax and Matthew A. Toler and trainer Virgil Morgan, Jr.In the sec...
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Ohio Gov. wants to fast track VLTs at tracks

on 09/20/2011 2:00 AM
The Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper website has reported that Ohio Gov. John Kasich has requested that the state's Controlling Board approve a no-bid contract for creating the technology to operate video lottery terminals at the state's racetracks. That would put the rollout of VLTs on a fast track. If the state’s Controlling Board agrees, the $9 million, two-year contract will go to Intra...
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Foxy Lady sets 1:52 Keystone Classic mark

on 09/20/2011 2:00 AM
Pennsylvania champion Foxy Lady kept right on rolling Tuesday at The Meadows, capturing a division of an $80,200 Keystone Classic for 3-year-old pacing fillies while equaling the stake record of 1:52. NY Yankees was a 9-1 upset winner in the other split, giving Yannick Gingras and trainer Ron Burke a stake sweep.   Foxy Lady took the PA Sires Stakes final Sept. 5 at Harrah’s Chester as th...
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Monkey On My Wheel wins OSS Gold 3FP final

on 09/20/2011 2:00 AM
Monkey On My Wheel delivered as the 1-9 favorite in the $170,000 Ontario Sire Stakes Gold final for 3-year-old pacing fillies Tuesday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   With Mohawk’s leading driver, Jody Jamieson, at the helm, the Travis Umphrey student notched her sixth victory in 13 outings this season.   Modern Connection (Mark MacDonald) was the quickest off the gate and clocked th...
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Track record set in Mighty M Little Grey Jug

on 09/20/2011 2:00 AM
Over a track listed "good," Trigger Finger and driver Bruce Aldrich Jr. rambled to a stunning 1:53.4 track record victory in the 21st edition of Monticello Raceway’s Little Grey Jug on Tuesday afternoon. The final time established a new track record for 3-year-old pacing geldings and erased the former standard of 1:54 set by Getting Personal and John Stark Jr. on Aug. 29, 1993.   Aft...
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Apogee Hanover wins OSS elim for Hammer

on 09/19/2011 2:00 AM
After a month-long break in their Ontario Sires Stakes campaign, Ontario’s top 2-year-old pacing fillies returned to Gold Series action at Windsor Raceway on Sunday evening.   In the single $40,000 Gold Elimination, Your Beautiful was quickest off the blocks from post 2 and led the field of 10 to a :27.2 opening quarter. Cooking The Books dropped into the pocket behind the early leader, w...
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