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Legal Entity wins OSS Gold for Hamather

on 09/26/2011 2:00 AM
Ontario’s 2-year-old pacing fillies treated Windsor Raceway fans to an outstanding finish in their fourth $130,000 Gold Final on Sunday evening.   As the eight fillies rolled away from the starting gate, groans were heard around the grandstand as fan favorite Apogee Hanover skipped offstride from post 2. That left Mindsweeper with a clear path to the front from post 1 and the filly fired ...
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Whatever It Takes to miss Kentucky Futurity

on 09/26/2011 2:00 AM
Brittany Farms' racing manager Myron Bell told harnessracing.com Monday morning that Whatever It Takes, most recently the runner-up in the $1 million Canadian Trotting Classic final at Mohawk Racetrack, will miss next Sunday's Kentucky Futurity at The Red Mile because of sickness.   "He came down with a virus and is running a fever, so we just can't ship him," said Bell. "Hopefully he'll no...
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Luchento addresses NJ Senate committee

on 09/26/2011 2:00 AM
A New Jersey Senate committee charged with addressing state government, wagering, tourism and historic preservation met on Monday, Sept. 26, and part of their discussions is the subject of sports betting. om Luchento, president of the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey, gave testimony about the Standardbred industry in the state. His statements follow:  “Chairman ...
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Bluegrass battle: Win Missy B, Check Me Out

on 09/26/2011 2:00 AM
Win Missy B (pictured) and Check Me Out, the winner and runner-up in the Peaceful Way, will have a rematch in one of three divisions of the $326,300 Bluegrass Series for 2-year-old filly trotters on Thursday night card at The Red Mile. The Bluegrass opens the two-week Grand Circuit stand at the famed clay one-mile oval in Lexington, Ky.   Arguably the two stars of the division dre...
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Big M 2012 schedule offers new stakes

on 09/26/2011 2:00 AM
As the 2012 Meadowlands racing schedule begins to take shape, an extensive slate of open stakes for two and three-year-olds are being interwoven with the New Jersey Sire Stakes (NJSS) to offer ample racing opportunities for young state-bred horses.  The Meadowlands will serve as the primary location for a schedule that will encompass North America's finest racing surfaces - including Tioga Do...
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Hammer's Avenue Of Dreams wins again

on 09/26/2011 2:00 AM
Roger Hammer's 2-year-old trotter Avenue Of Dreams has earned his second straight win, this time scoring in 2:01.2 during the first day of Bloomsburg Stake action at an unusual venue, the Gratz Fairgrounds in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, near Harrisburg. On Little Brown Jug day Avenue Of Dreams won a Standardbred division in 1:58.   The races at Gratz were moved from the Blo...
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Hillbilly Hanover, Dick McTracy win Keystones

on 09/26/2011 2:00 AM
Hillbilly Hanover escaped a potentially fatal duel for the early lead, then poured through the Lightning Lane late to capture a division of Monday’s $131,600 Keystone Classic at The Meadows in 1:53.3. Dick McTracy took the other split in the event for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers in 1:53.4.   Leaving from post 7, Hillbilly Hanover was parked three wide while vying for the front with...
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2YO filly trotting Circles looking for Ontario Gold

on 09/26/2011 2:00 AM
The 2-year-old trotting filly Circles will be looking to retain her Gold Final title at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday evening, but John Smith is pretty sure scoring a second win over his local oval will be tougher than earning the first.   “She’ll have her work cut out for her. It won’t be a cake walk,” says Smith, who bred, owns and trains Circles, a filly by Majestic So...
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State breds shine at Balmoral Park

on 09/25/2011 2:00 AM
A pair of state bred stakes events shared top billing on Saturday night at Balmoral Park as two-year-old colts met in two $11,300 divisions of the Yates Eagle Stake while their female counterparts battled in the $14,500 Thrifty Way Stake. In the first division of the Yates Eagle Larry Breed’s M T Nester rallied in the final strides to win by a head for driver Mike Oosting in a career best of 1...
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Fridaynightflight wins again at Indiana Downs

on 09/25/2011 2:00 AM
Two weeks after capturing the $200,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for freshman pacing colts, Fridaynightflight picked up where he left off as a new round of preliminary legs kicked off Saturday, September 24 at Indiana Downs. The Panspacificflight gelding won his $40,000 division, one of three on the card, with a 1:53.4 effort. Josh Sutton piloted the two year old to a five-length advantage in the...
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Vernon features to Memory King, Classic Conway

on 09/25/2011 2:00 AM
The pacer Memory King and trotter Classic Conway delivered track record performances during Saturday night’s $237,915 New York Sires Stakes co-features at Vernon Downs.   Memory King lowered the track standard for 2-year-old pacing geldings to 1:53 with his victory in the first of three divisions of Saturday’s $118,587 NYSS for first-year male performers on the lateral gait, while Class...
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Sophomores scorch Mohawk oval in Grassroots

on 09/25/2011 2:00 AM
Unlike their freshman counterparts, Ontario’s top sophomore Grassroots competitors benefited from clear skies on Saturday night and the result was a high speed showdown over the Mohawk Racetrack oval.   By the time the dust settled, Musselsfrmbrussels emerged as the only division leader over two nights of competition to land a Semifinal trophy. The three-year-old pacing colt got a masterf...
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Indiana Premier Yearling Sale concludes

on 09/25/2011 2:00 AM
After a strong opening session, the Indiana Premier Yearling Sale wrapped up Saturday, September 24 with a solid second session. A total of 122 yearlings were sold during the session, bringing $854,600 and averaging $7,005. A colt from the first Indiana crop of Jailhouse Jesse topped the session as Jailbirdjustintime sold for $24,000.   Cataloged as hip 196, the Jailhouse Jesse-Yankee Star...
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Up Tempo scores Vernon feature in 1:56.4

on 09/24/2011 2:00 AM
Up Tempo, second choice in the wagering, raced like thought he was the best, and then proved it with a 1:56.4 score in Friday night’s $10,000 featured ninth race at Vernon Downs.   Competing against four Open-1 foes on a track turned sloppy by persistent rain, Up Tempo ($9.40) went right to the front for driver Rick Plano and romped to a 1-3/4 length victory. It marked the third current s...
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Daylon Magician sets Grand River track record

on 09/24/2011 2:00 AM
It required no magic for Daylon Magician to score his sixth straight victory at Grand River Raceway on Friday evening.   Starting from Post 7, driver Jack Moiseyev allowed the three-year-old trotting colt to float away from the starting gate, landing in fifth spot as Incredable Frank led the field of 10 to a :28.2 opening quarter. Heading past the grandstand for the first time Moiseyev deci...
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Jamieson clicks with six at Mohawk

on 09/24/2011 2:00 AM
Driver Jody Jamieson made the most of his 12 drives Friday evening at Mohawk Racetrack as he scored six victories.   Jamieson, who sits a top of Woodbine Entertainment Group’s (WEG) driver standings, started his night off right with a victory in the second race. He guided Windsong Grand Ave (1:52) to the winner’s circle for trainer Shawn Robinson. His next win came in race four with the...
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Stakes record for Pantholops at The Meadows

on 09/24/2011 2:00 AM
Shuffled to fourth at the head of the stretch, Pantholops took advantage of two breakers, poured through the Lightning Lane and scored in a stake-record 1:54.3 Friday at The Meadows in a division of a Keystone Classic. The $79,200 event for 3-year-old trotting fillies was conducted over three divisions, with Caitrin Hall and Decolletage taking the other splits.Pantholops left alertly for Aaron Mer...
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Solid start for Indiana Premier Yearling Sale

on 09/24/2011 2:00 AM
The inaugural Indiana Premier Yearling Sale started with a solid first session Friday, September 23 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. A total of 130 yearlings were sold Friday afternoon, averaging $12,978. Trotters were in high demand, with the first Indiana crops of stallions Jailhouse Jesse and Here Comes Herbie topping the sales sheets. Jesses Crown, cataloged as hip 65, brought the top bid for...
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Tebow cheered at Lexington's Red Mile

on 09/24/2011 2:00 AM
Although there were several stars on the Friday card at The Red Mile the biggest cheers of the night came for the maiden 2-year-old gelding pacer Blueridge Tebow. Yes, despite a Free-For-All Trot field that included Arch Madness, Lanson, Opening Night, Whit and VC Chocoholic, and other young horses with strong pedigrees, it was Blueridge Tebow who evoked the biggest cheers from thos...
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Qualifying conditions for Red Mile Grand Circuit

on 09/24/2011 2:00 AM
All horses plan on racing at The Red Mile during the two-week Grand Circuit meet that begins Thursday, Sept. 29, must have a charted line in the last 30 days according to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and a clean line in 45 days for The Red Mile conditions.   If you have any question if your horse is not qualified please call the Racing Office at The Red Mile.  Condition sheets ...
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