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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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Telle talks about buying a yearling for the Jug

on 09/19/2011 2:00 AM
In the fall of 2009, Ed Telle of Powell, OH, purchased the yearling pacing colt Blank Canvas for $130,000 at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale.   “The first thing I did was change his name to Big Bad John after listening to a recording by Jimmy Dean,” said Telle.   Now, two years later, Big Bad John has won 14 of 19 starts,  $668,569 and is one of the favorites to wi...
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Dead heat leads to three Milton elim winners

on 09/18/2011 2:00 AM
Chancey Lady won the first of two eliminations for the $400,000 Milton for older pacing mares Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack, while Anndrovette and Dreamfair Eternal finished in a dead heat for first in the second elim.   Chancey Lady and driver Tim Tetrick rallied off a second-over trip to score in 1:50, besting runner-up Blissful Smile and Scott Zeron by 2 1/2 lengths. ...
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Second Jug future pool opens Sunday

on 09/18/2011 2:00 AM
Attention Little Brown Jug and Jugette fans!!! The second future wagering pool for the 2011 Little Brown Jug opens at 12 noon Sunday at the Delaware Fairgrounds and at racetracks and internet sites throughout North America and Europe. Daily double wagering on the Jugette and Jug combination also starts Sunday online and at the Delaware Fairgrounds.   The future wage...
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Lima Playmate, American Lassie win NYSS

on 09/18/2011 2:00 AM
Two divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old trotting fillies highlighted the card at Batavia Downs Casino, Saturday night and the fans on hand saw a big longshot and a heavy public favorite lay claim to the winner's circle.   The first division worth $58,712 saw longshot American Lassie (Kevin Cummings) shoot out of the gate from post seven and drop in second behind Borrow...
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Noble drives 100th winner at Delaware

on 09/18/2011 2:00 AM
Friskie Beauty rebounded from the tough loss in the Ohio Sires Stakes final to capture the $29,000 Ohio Breeder’s Championship on opening day of the Delaware County Fair Sunday.   The Feelin Friskie-sired filly was eased off the wings and settled into the back of the field. Sam Noble III pulled the eventual winner after the half-mile pole and was fourth, just one length back, at the ...
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Muscles Wiking B.R. easy winner in Norway

on 09/18/2011 2:00 AM
Norwegian trotting assembled all of their most important stakes for the 3- and 4-years olds on Sunday afternoon at the Bjerke track in Oslo. The 3-year-olds raced in the Kriterium and the Oaks and the 4-year-olds in the Derby and the Derby for the Mares.   The Goop Stable, which has its training center close to the Norwegian border but on the Swedish side, had a great day as Bjorn...
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Handsoffmycookie takes Vernon NYSS in 1:54

on 09/17/2011 2:00 AM
The 2-year-old pacing filly Handsoffmycookie is still on top of her game as she turned in a powerful 1:54 victory by 3 3/4 lengths in New York Sire Stakes action at Vernon Downs Friday night. The filly by Art Major controlled the race, worth $30,310, then kicked home with a :26.3 last quarter for driver Tim Tetrick.   Scott DiDomenico trains Handsoffmycookie for JFE Enterpris...
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Longtime Michigan track rep George Lewis dies

on 09/17/2011 2:00 AM
Longtime Michigan Harness Horsemen's Association track representative George Lewis died Friday, Sept. 16. He was 87.   Mr. Lewis became involved in racing after working in the bread business, which in turn led to the horse "Breadman George" being named after him, a pacer who was successful on the track in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Mr. Lewis's offices at Hazel Park and N...
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Crown contender Rapide Lebel wows in Sweden

on 09/17/2011 2:00 AM
Rapide Lebel, whose connections have accepted an invitation to compete in the Breeders Crown at Woodbine next month, turned in two powerful performances to sweep the two-heat Aby Greater Prize on Saturday in Sweden. He won the first heat with a 1:52.2 mile rate effort and came back and won the second heat in 1:55. He is only the fourth horse to win the race by sweeping both heats, among them ...
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12 entered in Jug, so two 6-horse elims

on 09/17/2011 2:00 AM
A small but talented field of 12 sophomore colt pacers will go postward Thursday afternoon, Sept. 22, looking to capture the 66th Little Brown Jug. The field is divided into two $84,288 eliminations with the first four finishers in each advancing to the $252,864 final. If a race-off would be necessary, the three-horse event would go for $105,360. The field is the smallest since 1980, whe...
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Experts (including HFW) weigh in on CTC final

on 09/17/2011 2:00 AM
With the $1 million Canadian Trotting Classic set for Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack, WEG's communications department got the inside scoop from some of the industry experts. They have provided their Trotting Classic picks for the featured race, here in alphabetical order:    Greg Blanchard – Western Fair Raceway Daylon Magician – The local horse proved he could go with the best last ...
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Silent Swing silences rivals at Yonkers

on 09/17/2011 2:00 AM
Rank outsider Silent Swing (Brent Holland) upset the apple cart Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $52,000 Open Pace.   The field, reduced to a half-dozen when the two outside entrants (Hypnotist and Mr. Massimo) came up ill, saw 22-1 Silent Swing leave alertly from post position four. Pole-sitting Valentino (Pat Berry) then moved to claim frontsies right at the :27.1 opening quarter...
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Super Night 23 results from Balmoral Park

on 09/17/2011 2:00 AM
Balmoral Park hosted Illinois Super Night 23 on Saturday, with the action getting started right away with a pair of championship events for sophomore trotters. The $100,000 Su Mac Lad for colts got the festivities off on a strong note for favorites as even-money choice Fox Valley Arrow scored a 1:56.2 victory. That was followed up with a 1:57.3 score by Maplegrove Shaelyn in the $103,000 Lady Ann ...
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Ontario "magic" in Canadian Trotting Classic

on 09/17/2011 2:00 AM
Daylon Magician, with driver Jack Moiseyev, didn't need any smoke and mirrors Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack, as he powered his way to a 1 3/4-length triumph in the $1 million Canadian Trotting Classic for 3 year olds.   Taking over from Hambletonian winner Broad Bahn, who suffered from an irregular heart beat during the race and faded to last after an opening quarter in :27.2, Daylon M...
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Colonial Downs opens with Belote Series

on 09/17/2011 2:00 AM
Colonial Downs opened its 14th harness racing season Saturday on a damp, cool afternoon, but Dan O'Mara's Dreamanotherdream and Jason MacDougall's Willin Dylan didn't mind as they each scored come-from-behind division victories in the Hal Belote Memorial Trotting Series.   Willin Dylan's win came over a track labeled "good" while Dreamanotherdream's came after the track condition was downgr...
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Favorites rule in Indiana Downs stakes

on 09/17/2011 2:00 AM
Odds-on favorites swept the trio of stakes events Saturday night at Indiana Downs. American Jewel ($2.10) remained perfect for her career in capturing the $281,000 Kentuckiana Stallion Management for 2-year-old filly pacers, while A Rocknroll Dance ($2.10) and Sweet Lou ($2.20) were victorious in their respective splits of the $212,800 The Elevation for 2-year-old colt pacers.   In the Kent...
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Win Missy B sets records in Peaceful Way

on 09/17/2011 2:00 AM
Win Missy B, confidently handled by Trevor Ritchie, blazed her way to a track, stakes and Canadian record of 1:53.3 in winning the $447,000 Peaceful Way Stakes for 2-year-old filly trotters Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack. The time eclipsed the former record of 1:54.2, set four years ago by Snow White.   Taking over after an opening quarter in 27 seconds flat, Win Missy B glided to the half i...
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Moiseyev had "The Game Plan" to win Wellwood

on 09/17/2011 2:00 AM
Not only did driver Jack Moiseyev capture the $1 million Canadian Trotting Classic Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack, the Hall of Fame driver held on to win the $469,000 William Wellwood Memorial Trot with The Game Plan.   Sent off as the 4-5 favorite, American Gangster (Brian Sears), who set a track record in his elimination last week, broke stride behind the starting gate. Money On The ...
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Ellisaro Hanover wins Meadows top trot

on 09/16/2011 2:00 AM
Ellisarro Hanover, making his debut in elite company, showed persuasively that he belongs Wednesday by capturing the $22,500 Preferred Handicap Trot. Although Ellisarro Hanover had won four straight, all those victories were in high-level claimers. On Wednesday, he fearlessly moved first over from fourth for Eric Ledford and held off the Lightning Lane charge of 7-5 favorite Sir Caviar to dow...
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