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New York State Fair Stakes at Tioga Downs

on 08/13/2011 2:00 AM
The New York State Fair rolled into Tioga Downs on Saturday night for a two day stay, and featured five divisions, two for 3-year old colt pacers, and three for 3-year old colt trotters. In the second division for 3-year old colt and gelding pacers, a new track record was marked up by Art Z and Brandon Simpson. Leaving hard from post position number six, Art Z tripped the quarter pole timer in 26....
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Pin Stripes takes Scioto Downs feature

on 08/13/2011 2:00 AM
Pin Stripes had to work hard to get to the lead in Saturday’s Open Pace at Scioto, but then his pursuers had to work hard to catch him, and they couldn’t get it done.   The 4-year-old son of Jate Lobell zoomed to a 1:53.2 win for driver Dan Noble, trainer Mike Conklin, and owners Jim Coffman, Martha Handschmaker, Adriann Stuart, and Jeanine Conklin. It was his fourth win in 10 starts th...
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We Will See, Won The West win Haughton elims

on 08/13/2011 2:00 AM
We Will See rallied from the far outside to win the first of two $50,000 eliminations for the William R. Haughton Memorial on Saturday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   Driven by Ron Pierce, We Will See closed from seventh to stop the leader Alexie Mattosie by three-quarters of a length in 1:48.3. Foiled Again finished third, while Aracache Hanover (fourth) and Ideal Matters (fifth) al...
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Mata Harry triumphs at Vernon in 1:51.3

on 08/13/2011 2:00 AM
Mata Harry converted a pocket-sitting trip into a 1:51.3 victory in Saturday night’s $10,000 featured seventh race at Vernon Downs.   Competing in the “Bernie Waugh Memorial Trophy” race, honoring a former track horseman, Mata Harry ($14.60) drafted along behind the pace-setting favorite, Pacinello, until the final furlong, and then rallied to win the week’s Open-1 pace by a head. ...
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Jazzi Jo repeats in Indiana Sires Stakes

on 08/12/2011 2:00 AM
Jazzi Jo and Sam Widger made it two-for-two in Indiana Sires Stakes action Friday, August 12 at Indiana Downs. The sophomore filly trotter held off favored ABC Easter by half a length to win the night’s first $40,000 division in 1:58. Lakeview Fest, tabbed the favorite, claimed the second split with a lifetime best 1:58.1 effort.   Leaving from the rail to settle in third behind B L Kidsw...
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Royal Shyster, Lawgiver Hanover win at Vernon

on 08/12/2011 2:00 AM
New York Sires Stakes standouts Royal Shyster and Lawgiver Hanover produced the fastest divisional scores during Thursday night’s $171,820 New York State Fair racing program at Vernon Downs.Royal Shyster ($2.40) recorded a career-best 1:58.1 victory in the fourth division of Thursday’s $83,688 NYSS-sponsored contest for 2-year-old colt/gelding trotters, while Lawgiver Hanover ($11.60) equaled ...
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Brandon CS delivers in Bridger final

on 08/12/2011 2:00 AM
Brandon CS, driven by Sylvain Filion, cleared to the lead before the half and held off all challengers in the $50,000 Bridger final Thursday night at Mohawk.   In the early going, Leave Your Mark (Scott Zeron) took command before the first station in :29.3 with Back To Peace (Jack Moiseyev) sitting second.Brandon CS moved to the outside from fourth and cleared to the lead before the mid-way...
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MSRF Stakes wrap up at Ocean Downs

on 08/12/2011 2:00 AM
On Thursday Aug. 11seven divisions of three year olds went to post in Maryland Standardbred Race Fund (MSRF) aces.  Badlands Jenna (Badlands Hanover) won her fifth start in a row, taking the filly pace in 1:57.2 for Ben Stafford and Winbak Farm. Badlands Jenna remains undefeated in (MSRF) stakes at two and three. The second division of filly pacers went to Devil May Care(Badlands Hanover) who...
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Jamieson talks Up The Credit, WDC title

on 08/12/2011 2:00 AM
Jody Jamieson has captured the Confederation Cup in the past, but it would mean more to the Moffat resident when he teams up with his father Carl’s Up The Credit on Sunday and tries to take the lion's share of the $672,000 rich purse at Flamboro Downs.   Jamieson captured the Cup with Laughing Art in 2007. This year, Up The Credit will highlight the group after capturing the $1.5 milli...
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Crys Dream's Oaks money held by NJRC

on 08/12/2011 2:00 AM
Harnessracing.com has learned the New Jersey Racing Commission (NJRC) has requested that purse money earned by Crys Dream in the Hambletonian Oaks eliminations and final contested July 30 and Aug. 6 at the Meadowlands be held by the horsemen’s bookkeeper.   Suspended for 90 days according to Ontario Racing Commission regulations as a result of a positive test for a Class 2 drug after her J...
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Durkin calls a NYSS winner

on 08/12/2011 2:00 AM
A name familiar to racing fans – both Thoroughbred and Standardbred – was heard in the Vernon Downs winner’s circle on Thursday night, Aug. 11. That name was Tom Durkin, the Meadowlands announcer for nine Hambletonians and the voice of the Thoroughbred Triple Crown from 2001 to 2010.Durkin’s home-bred trotter Coraggioso was in victory lane after winning a $20,922 New York State Fair race b...
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Draw changes for rescheduled OSS Gold 2CT

on 08/12/2011 2:00 AM
As a result of an ORC hearing held on Aug. 11, the draw for the rescheduled Ontario Sire Stakes (OSS) 2 year-old Colt Trot will be limited to those 27 horses that originally drew into the cancelled July 21 Gold eliminations.   On July 22, the Program Administrator issued notice that the 2-year-old Colt Trot elimination races at Mohawk on July 21 would be rescheduled to Aug.19. In that decis...
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Sweetheart victory for Handsoffmycookie

on 08/12/2011 2:00 AM
Handsoffmycookie rallied in the stretch to win the $20,000 Sweetheart elimination for two-year-old pacing fillies Friday night, August 12 at Meadowlands Racetrack.   In her Meadowlands wagering debut, Handsoffmycookie and driver Tim Tetrick sailed past heavy favorite Podges Lady to score a one-length victory in a career best 1:52.4. The daughter of Art Major-Observe Me was a $25,000 yearlin...
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Il Mago magical in Gold Final win

on 08/12/2011 2:00 AM
Ontario’s top two-year-old trotting colts put on an impressive show for Rideau Carleton Raceway fans on Friday evening, waging a three way battle all the way to the wire in the second $130,000 Gold Final of their season.   As the starting gate rolled away from the field of nine, Dalglish stepped out smartly to post a :28.3 opening quarter. Reigning Gold Final champion Good Sound Advice wa...
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Shacked Up, Calchips Brute score Yonkers features

on 08/12/2011 2:00 AM
Shacked Up (Eric Goodell) was just up Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's co-featured $52,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   After 3-2 choice Panagler (George Brennan, eight winners on the 12-race card) stepped around first leader Full Picture (Brent Holland), the people's preference threw down intervals of :26.4, :56.2 and 1:24.2. First-up came Breakheart Pass (Jim Pantaleano), w...
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McNair bids for Haughton berth with Aracache Hanover

on 08/12/2011 2:00 AM
Young Canadian driving dynamo Doug McNair will aim for a starting spot in the $523,000 William R. Haughton Memorial with Aracache Hanover in the first of two $50,000 elimination races on Saturday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   The Haughton elims share the spotlight with a quartet of $175,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes championships for 3-year-olds. A doo wop concert, classic car show an...
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Bambino Hall, Big Rigs win in Meadows PASS

on 08/11/2011 2:00 AM
 When former stablemates Bambino Hall and Big Rigs met in a Hambletonian elimination, the results were disastrous; they locked wheels late and finished out of the money. But as often happens in harness racing, their fortunes turned quickly. Wednesday at The Meadows, each won a division of the $199,412 Hickory Smoke, a Pennsylvania Sires Stake for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters, and...
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Illinois purses to rise 50 percent immediately

on 08/11/2011 2:00 AM
The Illinois Harness Horsemen's Association (IHHA) has advised its membership via its website that it and the management of Maywood Park and Balmoral Park have agreed to increase purses across the board by approximately 50 percent effective immediately.   The new condition sheets for Balmoral and Maywood Park show the following improvements: straight $4,000 claimer--old ...
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Bluebird Elian, Queens Lonely Earl win ISS legs

on 08/11/2011 2:00 AM
Indiana Downs hosted the second round of Indiana Sires Stakes for sophomore colt trotters Wednesday, August 10, carding two $40,000 divisions. Bluebird Elian, a 1:57.1 winner, and Queens Lonely Earl, victorious with a 1:57.4 performance, each established new lifetime marks in victory.   Bluebird Elian and trainer Dan Shetler took advantage of cover and a :29.4 last quarter to pick up their ...
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More NYSS late closers at Batavia Downs

on 08/11/2011 2:00 AM
Five divisions of New York-bred Late Closers, including two non-wagering events, for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters, worth $13,300 each, highlighted the Wednesday (Aug-10) program at Batavia Downs Casino. Wanda Polisseni’s Purple Haze stables is loaded in the 3-year-old NY bred trotting ranks with ultra talented Dejarmbro and I’m the Answer and she have another good one in the quick...
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