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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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A Rocknroll Dance's 1:49.1 leads Metro elims

on 08/27/2011 2:00 AM
A Rocknroll Dance (above) led the Metro elim winners Saturday night with a 1:49.1 victory. The continent’s top two-year-old colt pacers battled in a trio of Metro Pace eliminations at Mohawk Racetrack with D Terminata, Speed Again and A Rocknroll Dance taking the spotlight and earning the right to pick their post positions in next week’s $1 million final.   In the third and fi...
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American Ideal, Brittany, Takter sweep filly elims

on 08/27/2011 2:00 AM
After sweeping last Saturday’s Eternal Camnation divisions with American Jewel and Romantic Moment, trainer Jimmy Takter did it again. Both fab fillies won their respective Shes A Great Lady eliminations for 2-year-old filly pacers Saturday night at Mohawk.   In a world record equalling performance, the 1-9 favorite, American Jewel romped in her $35,000 elimination. With a 1:50.3 eff...
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New York Sire Stakes action returns to Batavia

on 08/26/2011 2:00 AM
The New York-sired racing season will resume on Friday night (August 26) when the 3-year-old pacing fillies converge on Western New York to compete in three rich New York Sire Stakes and three New York-Bred Late-Closers.The sire stakes action will kick off in race one, in which Miss Annie J has been established as the prohibitive, 6-5 morning line choice by racing secretary and oddsmaker Joe Zambi...
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World record in Maryland Sire Stakes

on 08/26/2011 2:00 AM
A new world record was the highlight at the Ocean Downs Oval in the Maryland Sire Stakes Showcase of Champions, with eight Sire Stakes finals held Thursday night (August 25) with purses totaling $200,000.Jim Morand drove Googoo Gaagaa in the Maryland Sire Stakes Final for 2-year-old colt/gelding trotters, stopping the timer in 1:56, beating Brissot by 41 lengths and setting a new world record for ...
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Glorious Winner fastest at Vernon

on 08/26/2011 2:00 AM
Glorious Winner recorded the fastest mile, while Small Bills and Cash Poor continued their recent success in divisions of Thursday night’s $49,400 New York Sires Stakes-sponsored late-closing contest for 3-year-old male trotters at Vernon Downs.  With LeWayne Miller steering for trainer Erv Miller in Thursday’s $12,300 sixth race, Glorious Winner rallied from fifth in the early going and ...
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81-year-old Boots Dunn wins at PA fair

on 08/26/2011 2:00 AM
Walter “Boots” Dunn last drove in a race in August of 2008 at his hometown track, the Crawford County Fairgrounds in Meadville, Pa. As it turns out, it was not a retirement, but merely a hiatus from racing. On Thursday, Dunn, at the age of 81, donned a brand new set of blue-and-white colors and climbed into the bike, and a victory was virtually guaranteed.   In an overnight trot fo...
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