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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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Burgess keeps the faith in Blue Porsche

on 09/09/2011 2:00 AM
Despite posting four consecutive off-the-board finishes, Blue Porsche’s reputation still speaks tons as the 3-year-old colt has been installed the 4-1 second choice by the Mohawk oddsmaker in the first of two eliminations for the $1 million Canadian Trotting Classic (CTC) on Saturday night. Trainer Blair Burgess told harnessracing.com Thursday evening that he still has faith in Blue Porsche, wh...
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Indiana Downs hosts rich Super Night program

on 09/09/2011 2:00 AM
The top Indiana-sired trotters and pacers will compete Saturday, September 10 for more than $2 million in purses as part of Indiana Downs’ Super Night program. The 14-race card consists of 10 lucrative Indiana Sires Stakes finals and four consolation events. First post is slated for 6:55 p.m.   The $210,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for freshman filly trotters kicks off the program. Cinc...
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Sunshine Stakes leg Saturday am at Pompano

on 09/09/2011 2:00 AM
The Florida Standardbred Breeders And Owners Association and Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park are hosting Sunshine State Stakes Leg#3 on Saturday, with first post at 11:30 am following qualifying and schooling events.   The 13 race non-betting card kicks off the fall/winter racing season at Pompano Park and features many of the best FL-sired 2- and 3-year-olds in competition. Seeking Je...
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Dave Brower leaves the Meadowlands

on 09/09/2011 2:00 AM
Dave Brower, the morning-line oddsmaker, handicapper and TV co-host at the Meadowlands since 1996, told harnessracing.com Friday morning that he has decided to leave the track. Brower was also a regular contributor to the Drive Time segment broadcast on TVG, giving viewers an insider’s perspective of racing at the Big M. “After serving the Meadowlands Racetrack as handicapper, oddsmaker and T...
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The Meadows cancels Friday's card

on 09/09/2011 2:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino has canceled Friday's card as the track continues to repair damage to the racing surface caused by heavy, persistent rain after maintenance on track was begun last weekend. A decision will be announced later today on the status of qualifying races scheduled for Saturday morning. The Meadows and all its off-track facilities remain open for simulcasting. Live ...
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E L Rock, Firstclassprincess win Smith divisions

on 09/09/2011 2:00 AM
Using completely different strategies post time favorites E L Rock and Firstclassprincess won the Charles Smith for sophomore colt trotters and its filly companion race, the Helen Smith, at Freehold on Friday afternoon.With a long first over brush, post time favorite E L Rock and driver George Brennan won the $75,000 Charles Smith for 3-year-old trotting colts. Owned by ACL Stuteri AB and trained ...
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Osborne’s Sweeper, Hare Craft look for Super Night repeats

on 09/09/2011 2:00 AM
It’s a great honor to win an Ohio Sires Stakes final, but it’s a greater honor to win the championship two years in a row.On Saturday at Scioto Downs, only two sophomores racing on Super Night have a chance to be crowned as the best in Ohio again. They are the pacing filly Osborne’s Sweeper and the pacing colt Hare Craft.Both were winners on Super Night last fall at Lebanon Raceway and both ...
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Kindergartners in attendance Friday at Red Mile

on 09/09/2011 2:00 AM
The Kindergarten Classic kicks off at The Red Mile with five $10,000 divisions on Friday night for freshman trotters.  There were 29 two-year old filly trotters dropped in the box causing three divisions, while 16 two-year old colt trotters split into two fields of eight.     The two headliners of the colt divisions, Big Chocolate and Vic Smith, drew into separate e...
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Handsoffmycookie chews up NYSS field

on 09/09/2011 2:00 AM
New York Sire Stakes resumed in Westchester Friday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the$250,012 Frank Becerra Pace for 2-year-old fillies. Four divisions--two off the card, two on--went postward.  The first ($63,403) wagering event went to 2-5 favorite Double Major (Jason Bartlett). Leaving from post position No.2, she had to work to get around pole-sitter Sha Delight (Jim  Morrill Jr...
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"Gangster" sets 1:54.4 mark in Wellwood elim

on 09/09/2011 2:00 AM
Twenty freshman trotters contested a trio of $30,000 William Wellwood Memorial eliminations Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack, but it was The Game Plan and American Gangster who stole the spotlight after they each took a turn lowering the track record.   By stopping the teletimer in 1:54.4 in the third elimination, the Chris Oakes pupil American Gangster set a new track record for 2-year-old...
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