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No Jug start for Shadyshark Hanover

on 09/12/2011 2:00 AM
Trainer Erv Miller told harnessracing.com Monday afternoon that Shadyshark Hanover, whose 1:47.4 win in an Oliver Wendell Homes division Aug. 6 at the Meadowlands is the fastest mile by a 3-year-old pacer in 2011, will not be entered into next week’s Little Brown Jug at Delaware, Ohio. Shadyshark Hanover was listed as a 9-1 fifth choice in the first Little Brown Jug Future Wager. “We wanted t...
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PA horseman Daugherty's health improves

on 09/12/2011 2:00 AM
Mercer, Pa., horseman William Daugherty Jr., life-flighted out of the Amulet Farms paddock area after a cardiac incident during the races Saturday afternoon, Sept. 10, is “doing much better now,” said his son, Robert Daugherty, to Harness Commission/MSOA representative Jeff Zidek last night. “The doctors say he looked fantastic for what he had been through,” and William is expected to...
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For A Dancer sets 1:56 Vernon 2YOFT mark

on 09/11/2011 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs celebrated its second track record performance of the weekend after the undefeated For A Dancer delivered a 1:56 victory in a division of Saturday’s $121,591 New York Sires Stake that trimmed one-fifth of a second off the previous local standard for 2-year-old trotting fillies.   Competing in the final flight of the state-sired event that was inherited from Tioga Downs d...
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Haley Louise closes out big Ohio night with bang

on 09/11/2011 2:00 AM
The grand finale of the Ohio Sire Stakes championships on Ohio Super Night at Scioto Downs Saturday, the $75,000 event for 2-year-old filly pacers, had a big bang of an ending as Haley Louise, a 63-1 shot, held on to win, virtually wiring the field.   Haley Louise, a daughter of Mantacular trained and owned by Larry Deyemand of Jefferson, Ohio, had just one win in nine starts prior to the O...
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Favorites fall on Super Night at Indy Downs

on 09/11/2011 2:00 AM
Indiana Downs played host to a lucrative $2 million Super Night program Saturday, September 10 where a group of 10 Indiana Sires Stakes champions were crowned. It was a tough night for favorites, as only four reached the winner’s circle. In one of the biggest upsets of the night, and the closest finish on the 14-race program, 50-1 Summit City Earl edged favorite Trottin Tiger by a neck in the $2...
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Dewey colt brings $100,000 at Canadian Sale

on 09/11/2011 2:00 AM
Rockin With Dewey fetched the highest price in Sunday's second and final session of the 2011 Canadian Yearling Sale at Flamboro Downs. Sold as Hip 166, Rockin With Dewey is from the first crop of trotting superstar Deweycheatumnhowe and from the family of standouts Pure Ivory and two-year-old sensation The Game Plan. Ben Baillargeon ponied up $100,000 to pluck the colt from the Peninsula Farm cons...
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Kentucky crowns 2YO champions at The Red Mile

on 09/11/2011 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Sire Stakes 2-year-old champions of 2011 were crowned Sunday night at The Red Mile, with Bolt The Duer (Ponder) taking the colt pace, TB Beach Girl (Jenna's Beach Boy) winning the filly pace, and the Like A Prayer-sired juveniles Northern Miss Hall and Prayer Session capturing the trots. All of the races carried purses of $250,000.   Bolt The Duer won the six-horse 2-year-old c...
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The Evictor takes KYSS 3YOCT in 1:54.2

on 09/11/2011 2:00 AM
The Evictor, who finished fourth behind Audition, Soulful Delight and Pembroke Big Bo in last year's Kentucky Sire Stakes colt championship at The Red Mile, came back this year and snagged the big prize, winning the $250,000 final for 3-year-old colt trotters in 1:54.2 Sunday night.   Soulful Delight and Ron Pierce took the early lead in the race, but at the half Mike Lachance moved The Evi...
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Maine Sire Stakes finals for 2YOs at Scarborough

on 09/11/2011 2:00 AM
A large and enthusiastic crowd gathered at Scarborough Downs on Sunday to witness to the crowning of the 2-year-old Champions of the Maine Sire Stakes program. Over $250,000 in purse money was on the line in this, the richest day yet of harness racing in the State of Maine.   One Little Star wasted little time in declaring that upsets may well be the order of the day as the 2-year-old daugh...
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Ohio horse industry coalition needs members

on 09/10/2011 2:00 AM
With autumn 2011 upon us, members of the Ohio Equine Industry Coalition (OEIC) encourage everyone involved in the Ohio equine industry to unite as one voice for the purpose of enhancing and supporting all horse activities in the Buckeye State.   The Ohio equine industry has been, for many years, a splintered group—with various breeds, disciplines, and objectives.  Members make their ...
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Hot Shot Blue Chip 1:51.3 winner at Pocono

on 09/10/2011 2:00 AM
Hot Shot Blue Chip staged a furious rally to win the $50,000 Open Trot on Friday night in 1:51.3, one of the fastest trotting times ever recorded at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   Leaving from post position two in a field of seven as a 7-2 shot, Hot Shot Blue Chip, a 5-year-old gelding from the barn of trainer Jonas Czernyson, settled fifth early as Lolique cut out mile with imposing f...
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Water recedes, but Tioga still affected by flood

on 09/10/2011 2:00 AM
While the Cane Pace is set to be contested at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Saturday night, the water is beginning to recede in New York's Southern Tier area, where flooding forced the race to be moved from Tioga Downs.   "For what's happened here in this area, what we've had to go through is minor comparatively," said Tioga's Jason Settlemoir on Saturday afternoon. "There's a lot of hardship...
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Little Michael B takes Babic with 1:56.3 mile

on 09/10/2011 2:00 AM
Little Michael B made use of the passing lane to overtake the pacesetter All Stienam and win the $104,500 Louis Babic Memorial Open for 2-year-old New Jersey-sired pacers by a neck in 1:56.3 Saturday at Freehold Raceway.   In the companion $60,500 Babic Filly Final, Clear View Hanover (Western Ideal) won in 1:57.1 with Hall of Famer Catello (Cat) Manzi driving. The races are spons...
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Seeking Jeanie still undefeated with Pompano win

on 09/10/2011 2:00 AM
The Florida Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association (FSBOA) and Isle Casino Racing Pompano hosted 13 Sunshine State Stakes Saturday morning and the card produced winning favorites in the undefeated Seeking Jeanie (1:59.4f winner in the 3yoft for the Wesgate Storm offspring bred and owned by Arthur Mergenhagen)) and Matcan (2:04.1f in the 2yoct for the Thomas Tallman bred altered son of Matche...
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Betterthancheddar takes Cane in 1:49.2

on 09/10/2011 2:00 AM
The 57th edition of the Cane Pace, worth $342,875, was raced at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Saturday night and Betterthancheddar pulled off a mild upset victory. Starting from post seven, Betterthancheddar was fired to the front by Yannick Gingras and set a :25.4 opening quarter before yielding and enjoying a trip in the pocket until deep in the stretch drive. Betterthancheddar slippe...
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Manofmanymissions, Daylon Magician win elims

on 09/10/2011 2:00 AM
With a pair of $40,000 Canadian Trotting Classic eliminations taking place Saturday night at Mohawk, Daylon Magician and Manofmanymissions earned the trip to the winner's circle and also advanced to next week’s $1 million final.   In the first elimination, only two and three-quarter lengths separated the entire seven horse field at the wire, but it was the odds-on favorite Daylo...
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Up The Credit fastest in Simcoe 3YOCP

on 09/10/2011 2:00 AM
North America Cup winner Up The Credit delivered in his division of the Simcoe Stakes for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack, winning in 1:49.1.   Roll On (Randy Waples) took the glamour boys to the quarter pole in :26. As they entered the backstretch, driver Jody Jamieson and Up The Credit came first-up from third to take the lead, cutting the half in :54...
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Southern Allie wins 52G Yonkers Open

on 09/10/2011 2:00 AM
Southern Allie (Jim Pantaleano) did his damage from off the pace Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $52,000 Open Handicap Pace in divisional-record time.Leaving from post position No. 6, "Allie" watched early as first Shoobee's Place (Cat Manzi), then Valentino (Pat Berry), took turns on the lead. (:26.2 quarter, 55.1 half). Down the backside, longshot Grab Your Keys (Brent Holland) moved f...
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World records in PASS finals at Pocono

on 09/10/2011 2:00 AM
Pennsylvania Sire Stakes championship night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Saturday featured a world record by the 2-year-old filly trotter Sand Violent Blu, a wire-to-wire performance by the 2-year-old pacing colt Sweet Lou, a world-record equaling victory by She's A Great Lady runner-up Economy Terror in the 2-year-old filly pace, and a 2-year-old trotting colt (Stormin Normand...
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Harlem Rockturne wins Vernon feature

on 09/09/2011 2:00 AM
The favorite Harlem Rockturne lived up to her advanced billing with a front-striding 1:53.2 triumph in Thursday night’s $10,000 featured sixth race at Vernon Downs.Leading driver Jimmy Whittemore did the steering and kept Harlem Rockturne ($2.80) on the bit through splits of ::27.1, :56.3 and 1:24.3 en route to a one length tally over the pocket-sitting By All Means in the week’s Open test for...
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