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Check Me Out 7-for-7 heading to Champlain

on 08/29/2011 2:00 AM
Trainer Ray Schnittker is no stranger to training top horses that compete at the highest level. The veteran conditioner has a long resume of rich performers including the 2008 Hambletonian winner, Deweycheatumnhowe ($3,177,112) and 2010 Meadowlands Pace winner, One More Laugh ($2,288,505), just to name a few.   Now, the Middletown, N.Y., resident has another top performer in Check Me Out....
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Marty Party sets 1:52 stakes mark in PASS

on 08/29/2011 2:00 AM
Marty Party set a stakes record of 1:52 in coasting to a five-length victory in an $80,603 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes at The Meadows Monday afternoon.   Two other PASS splits went to Moonlit Dragon (1:52.3) and McSauna (1:52.4).   Driver Dave Palone quarter-moved Marty Party before the :27.2 first panel was posted, then dictated splits of :56 and 1:24.3 before riding home in :27.2. &n...
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See You At Peelers favored in Jug Future

on 08/29/2011 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old filly pacer See You At Peelers is the 3-1 favorite in the first of two wagering pools for the 2011 Little Brown Jug. The Delaware, Ohio-owned and trained Big Bad John is next at 4-1 and Meadowlands Pace champion Roll With Joe is third at odds of 9-2.   “Our fans love the stars,” said Phil Terry, general manager and director of marketing for the Delaware Cou...
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FL Harness Writers award scholarships

on 08/29/2011 2:00 AM
The Florida Chapter of the U.S. Harness Writers Association has announced its 2011 A1len J. Finkelson Scholarship award winners, and it’s a triple dead heat. Three women, all from Broward County, were selected by the chapter for their outstanding scholastic achievements, and each has been awarded a check for $1,000.   The scholarship winners are Valerie Foligno of Sunrise, Paula Garcia of...
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Idyllic's sister romps by 8 in Stallion Series

on 08/29/2011 2:00 AM
Just a few races before her half-sister Idyllic snapped See You At Peelers’ 22-race win streak, Dream Of Winning showed that talent in the family runs deep; she romped home by 8 lengths in a division of a $140,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series event at The Meadows.   The stake for freshman filly pacers was conducted over seven divisions, with Southwind Johanne, Kiss Dont Bite, One Night’...
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2YO Miss Fidget 2:00.1 winner in NYSS

on 08/29/2011 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway, back at it Monday night after Hurricane Irene left town, offered the $248,710 New York Sire Stakes Pat Quaglietta Trot for 2-year-old fillies. The event remembered a harness "lifer" who served with distinction for several organizations, including the U.S. Trotting Association, Harness Horsemen's International and the Standardbred Owners Association of New York. Five divisions, inc...
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Burke has hot hand going into Pacing Derby

on 08/28/2011 2:00 AM
Foiled Again ranged up first over on the turn to take the first of two $50,000 eliminations in the Canadian Pacing Derby series Saturday at Mohawk. The “CPD” final, worth a $832,000, is set for next Saturday night, along with the finales in the Metro and Shes A Great Lady stakes series.   Yannick Gingras and Foiled Again, a seven-year-old son of Dragon Again, sat mid-pack before making ...
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Fantaddy's 1:50.2 new Vernon 3YOPC mark

on 08/28/2011 2:00 AM
The track record for 3-year-old pacing geldings was equaled and, later, bettered during Saturday night’s $147,867 New York Sires Stake action at Vernon Downs. The first one to set a new mark was Mojo Terror, who scored in 1:50.4, then Fantaddy lowered it to 1:50.2 three races later.   Mojo Terror had catch-driver Jim Morrill, Jr. at the controls when he came on late to earn a fresh ...
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Favorites deliver in SBOA Stakes action

on 08/27/2011 2:00 AM
Three-year-old fillies Monkey On My Wheel and China Peals stole the show in their respective SBOA Stake finals Friday evening at Mohawk Racetrack.In the $132,654 final for sophomore pacing fillies, Monkey On My Wheel found the winner’s circle for the fifth consecutive time this season.Sent off as the 1-5 favorite, Monkey On My Wheel and driver Jody Jamieson cut the mile through fractions of :27....
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Vic Smith graduates Kindergarten at Vernon

on 08/27/2011 2:00 AM
Vic Smith emerged as the standout performer in Friday night’s $60,000 opening round of this season’s Kindergarten Classic series for 2-year-old trotters at Vernon Downs.Competing in the $10,000 first race for male proponents of the diagonal gait, Vic Smith was urged to the front by Andy Miller and didn’t look back en route to a convincing 1:56 triumph that proved to be the fastest mile by a ...
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Trotters featured in ISS action at Indiana Downs

on 08/27/2011 2:00 AM
Freshman and sophomore trotters were the featured attraction Friday, August 26 at Indiana Downs. The Shelbyville track hosted 10 divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes action on the 14-race program. It was a rough night for favorites, as only three reached the winner’s circle.   Two divisions of ISS competition for sophomore colt trotters were carded Friday evening, each offering $40,000 purse...
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Kadabra 2YO breaks, still takes OSS Gold

on 08/27/2011 2:00 AM
The Game Plan delivered as the bettor’s choice in the $130,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Final for two-year-old colt trotters Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack. The John Kopas pupil captured the Gold trophy in a new lifetime mark of 1:56.3, despite a break in stride past the quarter pole.Il Mago (Trevor Ritchie) took the field to the first quarter in :28.1, but at the half in :57.4, a parked out ...
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Draw times changed for Vernon, Tioga

on 08/27/2011 2:00 AM
Aspiration and accomplishment will merge at Vernon Downs on Friday, Sept. 2, when the Historic, Credit Winner and Muscle Hill stakes are contested at the venerable central New York racetrack. Entries will be accepted by the Race Office at (315) 829-6825 until the box closes at 9 am on Tuesday, Aug. 30. The condition sheet and other pertinent information will be available here. &nbs...
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A new, FREE Lexington Yearling Preview

on 08/27/2011 2:00 AM
Within the next few days, catalogs for the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale will begin arriving in mailboxes, but you don't have to wait that long to start your yearling shopping. This website is your starting point thanks to the new FREE Lexington Yearling Preview e-newsletter.   This special Yearling Preview e-newsletter focuses on the upcoming...
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Darkhorsebet joins with charitable programs

on 08/27/2011 2:00 AM
The Retirement Assistance and Care for Equines Fund (RACE) has added their name to the list of charities offered to players on the on-line horse-wagering site, Darkhorsebet.com. The non-profit organization joins the American Standardbred Adoption Program, Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue, New Vocations, and the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.   "We think it is a great idea that Darkhorsebet o...
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Tioga cancels Sunday, moves card to Monday

on 08/27/2011 2:00 AM
Due to concerns about the weather and traveling conditions along the east coast, Tioga Downs has postponed the Sunday, Aug. 28, race card in its entirety to Monday, Aug. 29, with a post time of 6:30 pm. The card will be moved intact, the Zweig Memorial stakes and the Drivers' Championship will be contested as planned on Monday.   "We recognize and appreciate the commitment and support ...
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1:50.4 European mark; Joke Face tops Lisa America

on 08/27/2011 2:00 AM
The entire Scandinavian elite were assembled for the rich Sundsvall Open Trot Saturday afternoon. The 2010 Swedish Derby winner, the­ now 5-year-old Joke Face (Viking Kronos-Kalmie Melody, by Full Account), became a most worthy winner after a heavy trip­ first-over, second-over and then three-wide for the last half mile.   Also in Europe on Saturday, Commande Crowe trotted to a...
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Iron Lady beats Crys Dream in 1:54.1 in Am Nat

on 08/27/2011 2:00 AM
The Illini swept the American Nationals at Balmoral Park on Saturday night as Illinois-based Dave Magee drove Iron Lady to victory over Lady Rainbow and Crys Dream in the $121,500 American National 3-Year-Old Filly Trot, and GJ Photo Victory, with an all Illinois team, captured the $113,000 Am Nat for 3-year-old colt trotters.   Iron Lady, a 3-year-old filly by Taurus Dream trained by Jean ...
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Lucky Roll big upset winner in Michigan finals

on 08/27/2011 2:00 AM
Michigan Sire Stakes finals were featured at Hazel Park Raceway in suburban Detroit on Saturday night and while several favorites won, there was a big upset as well.   Lucky Roll, a 3-year-old gelding by Hard Rock N Roll, pulled off a $76.20 upset in the $50,545 event for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings. Trained and driven by Carl Putnam Jr. and owned by Putnam and Amy and Stewart Ol...
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Tuneariffic wins big at Scioto off of long layoff

on 08/27/2011 2:00 AM
The new kid at the track plays rough. That’s what Tuneariffic taught his seven rivals in Saturday’s Open Pace at Scioto Downs.  Making his first start since March, Tuneariffic shot past the other pacers with a quarter-mile remaining to win by seven lengths in 1:53.   J.D. Wengerd was in the bike for trainer-owner Johnny Yoder of Dundee, Ohio. The 7-year-old gelded son of Tune Town ...
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