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Busy Mohawk weekend on tap for Takter

on 08/31/2011 2:00 AM
Jimmy Takter will send three horses into Saturday’s $633,000 She’s A Great Lady Stakes for 2-year-old filly pacers at Mohawk Racetrack in Ontario, but that is only part of a busy weekend for the trainer. He has eight other horses racing Saturday, including Simply Business in the the $1 million Metro Pace for 2-year-old pacers and Pastor Stephen and Leader Of The Gang in separate divi...
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Radar Contact upset in Indiana Sire Stakes

on 08/31/2011 2:00 AM
Pacific Sun Rae and Trace Tetrick put an end to Radar Contact’s winning streak Tuesday in the fourth and final round of Indiana Sire Stakes preliminary action. The Panspacificflight filly halted her counterpart’s streak at 13 with a 1:53.2 upset in the $45,600 first division for sophomore pacers at Indiana Downs. Tetrick would go on to sweep both divisions, guiding Classie Thinker to a 1:...
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Double Major fastest in NYSS 2FP splits

on 08/31/2011 2:00 AM
Double Major was possibly the smallest of the 24 freshman pacing fillies set to go in the $150,000 New York Sire Stakes at Monticello Raceway on Tuesday afternoon, but that didn’t stop her from reeling in a 1:56.3 victory in her $50,293 division. Jason Bartlett was at the controls when the Linda Toscano-trained daughter of Art Major turned in the fastest clocking of the three splits on...
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Charges against Wallis, Piroski dropped

on 08/31/2011 2:00 AM
The Ontario Racing Commission has reportedly dropped all race-fixing charges against drivers Kevin Wallis and Gene Piroski due to lack of evidence on the prosecution's part. Wallis had been issued a 12-year suspension and $100,000 fine while Piroski had been given a 10-year suspension and $100,000 fine.   In a story in Wednesday's Windsor Star written by Bob Duff, Wallis's lawyer, Pat Ducha...
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San Pail, Buck I St. Pat favored at Vernon

on 08/31/2011 2:00 AM
The $164,000 Muscle Hill Open Mare Trot and its counterpart, the $218,000 Credit Winner Open Trot, lead a nine-race card set to go to the post at Vernon Downs on Friday night at 6:55 p.m.   San Pail, fresh off back-to-back victories in the Maple Leaf Trot and Nat Ray has drawn post position number two against a field of eight in race number eight. Randy Waples, who regularly ...
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Babic elims on tap Saturday at Freehold

on 08/31/2011 2:00 AM
The undefeated My Ideal Hanover, with five victories in five lifetime starts, will try to make it six in a row Saturday in a $10,000 elimination for the Lou Babic Filly Pace for 2-year-old New Jersey-sired fillies at Freehold Raceway.   There will be two elimination heats of eight fillies each seeking to make it into the $60,500 final scheduled for Sept. 10 on the same card as the $104...
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McDermott aims for Metro with Hurrikane Kingcole

on 08/31/2011 2:00 AM
When Hurrikane Kingcole lines up in the $1 million Metro Pace this Saturday at Mohawk, he will represent memories of both past and present for co-owner John McDermott. The bay colt, who has a shot to take all the spoils in this year’s edition of the race, is named after McDermott’s son, Kane, and his late, 210-pound Great Dane, Cole.   "Hurrikane Racing started from a horse I use to h...
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Nine entered in Cane, no elims needed

on 08/31/2011 2:00 AM
Wednesday morning the Tioga Downs’ race office accepted entries for the 57th annual Cane Pace and nine 3-year-old colt and geldings were entered. As a result, no eliminations will be necessary, and all nine will move straight to the $342,875 final on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Tioga Downs. Meadowlands Pace winner Roll With Joe leads the nine sophomore pacers, and drew post position number eight fo...
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Northville Downs set to open Friday night

on 08/31/2011 2:00 AM
The Michigan harness racing circuit will continue this Friday night as Sept. 2 marks the return of live racing to Northville Downs. Northville Downs will race each Friday and Saturday nights with a first-race post time of 7 p.m.   Northville Downs is very excited to announce the many promotions that will take place during our live racing season. New this year is free internet...
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Blooded Horse Sale shows strength

on 08/31/2011 2:00 AM
It was the strongest Blooded Horse Summer Sale since 2002.  Yearlings were in greater demand and buyers were a bit gamer on the racehorses.  The three year old Ohio bred trotter, Count Howie was the sale topper at $27,000.  Consigned by Marty Wollam, agent the handsome bay gelding had been racing at Northfield Park and still had several fairs left.Big Valley, a competitive condition...
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Jamieson wins Tioga Drivers’ Championship

on 08/30/2011 2:00 AM
Canada’s superstar, Jody Jamieson, came into the second and final leg of the Drivers’ Championship with a three point lead after the first leg held at the Meadowlands. He had no plans of ever relinquishing that lead and stormed out of the gate again in race number one, winning with Split Ticket, to increase his margin on his way to being crowned 2011 Drivers’ Champion.   Jamieson...
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Gogetembrady wins Harrington feature

on 08/30/2011 2:00 AM
Maurice Brady’s Gogetembrady ($10.40, Tony Morgan) successfully climbed the class ladder with a decisive 1:53 win Monday in the $18,600 Open at Harrington Raceway. The 5-year-old gelded son of Artistic set all the fractions in his two length win over Southwind Lynx and Cams Art. It was his 23rd career win in 85 starts. Trained by Victor Keeler II, ‘Brady’ has won two straight races at H...
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Broad Bahn bounces back in Zweig

on 08/30/2011 2:00 AM
In the Zweig Memorial for 3-year old colt and gelding trotters, Hambletonian winner Broad Bahn rebounded off of his loss in the Colonial to take home a division of the Zweig in 1:55.3. In the Zweig filly divisions, Hambletonian Oaks champion Bold And Fresh suffered a defeat when she broke stride before the start.   As for Broad Bahn, driver George Brennan gained control ...
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Windylane Hanover, Miss Wisconsin sold

on 08/30/2011 2:00 AM
World Champion Windylane Hanover, in foal to Muscle Hill, and Merrie Annabelle winner Miss Wisconsin, carrying a foal by Donato Hanover, have been purchased by Ernie Gerbaulet, a Hunterton Farm and Sales Agency client who resides in Recklinghausen, Germany.   Hunterton's Steve Stewart, who made the announcement Tuesday, said, "We are honored that Mr. Gerbaulet was able to purchase those m...
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Pro Bono Best fillies lead ISS winners

on 08/30/2011 2:00 AM
Five divisions of two-year-old pacing fillies battled Monday, August 29 at Indiana Downs for all-important Indiana Sires Stakes points and a position behind the gate in the $200,000 final Saturday, September 10. A pair of Pro Bono Best freshman turned in solid performances over the Shelbyville oval. Insatiable Desire, still undefeated, paced to a 1:53.4 triumph while Bono’s Lassie won by three l...
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Palone: Post 9 "a death sentence" for Peelers

on 08/30/2011 2:00 AM
Triple Crown champion Blissfull Hall could not overcome an outside post in the 1999 Adios, and neither could Pacer of the Year Well Said in the 2009 renewal of The Meadows’ signature race. So for Dave Palone, the leading driver at The Meadows in wins and earnings the past 21 years, it’s easy to understand why driver Marcus Johansson could not overcome starting from the outside nine hole with S...
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Dancing from Raceway Park to $1 mil Metro

on 08/30/2011 2:00 AM
Jim Mulinix believed A Rocknroll Dance was a horse capable of attending the big dances. When the colt equaled the world record in winning his Metro Pace Elimination last weekend at Mohawk Racetrack, Mulinix’s faith was rewarded.   A Rocknroll Dance, trained and co-owned by Mulinix, won his $40,400 Metro elimination by 2-3/4 lengths over Allstar Legend, in 1:49.1 on Saturday night. He pace...
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Harness owner Edward Norford dies

on 08/29/2011 2:00 AM
Edward R. Norford, 82, of Camp Hill PA, a successful Harrisburg-area businessman, a friend of Hall of Famer Max C. Hempt and his son George, and a member of the U.S. Trotting Association for 40 years, died Friday, Aug. 26, at his home.   Norford was born in nearby Lemoyne PA, was a graduate of Penn State University, and served in the Marines.  He gave his time on countle...
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With good weather, Tioga set for big Monday

on 08/29/2011 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs reports that the weather for Monday night's big Driving Championship and Zweig card will be mild, with no rain! The high temperature on Monday is forecast to be 74, with lower temperatures at night. The area received about two inches of rain and had a few downed tree limbs courtesy of Hurricane Irene, but no other effects from the storm.   Tioga Downs is offering free programs f...
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NYSS freshman filly pacers on tap at Mighty M

on 08/29/2011 2:00 AM
On Tuesday afternoon Monticello Raceway will host the seventh leg of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for freshman pacing fillies which will carry a total purse in excess of $150,000. And as the events continue deeper into the season the amount of  starters falls off  as only those who believe they have a good chance of getting a good check enter.   Many of the entrants w...
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