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Brett Miller to drive for Coleman in ONT

on 05/30/2011 2:00 AM
After driving Legal Litigator to a fourth-place finish in the $300,000 Molson Pace this past Friday at Western Fair Raceway, driver Brett Miller has decided to remain in Ontario for the coming months. Miller, a native of Ohio, will drive primarily for trainer Casie Coleman after her regular pilot, Mark MacDonald was hospitalized after a serious accident at Mohawk on May 26.   “I drove Leg...
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Mark MacDonald released from hospital

on 05/30/2011 2:00 AM
Driver Mark MacDonald was released from the hospital Monday afternoon. He was admitted last Thursday after suffering injuries in a spill at Mohawk in race 10 that night.   MacDonald and fellow driver Jody Jamieson were involved in the accident. The accident resulted in MacDonald suffering a dislocated shoulder, a broken nose and his jaw broken in four places. Jamieson managed to walk away f...
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3YO trotter Tailspinner dies of colitis

on 05/30/2011 2:00 AM
After sweeping last year's $50,000 Bridger Trotting Series, Talespinner passed away Monday according to trainer Ben Baillargeon. Baillargeon said the son of Andover Hall-Fairy Tail began to show symptoms of colitis on Saturday morning.   "It all started on Saturday," he commented. "He had bad diarrhea and a mild fever so we had Dr. John Hennessey come to the farm and have a look at him. We ...
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3YO pacing colt Betterthancheddar: 1:49.2

on 05/30/2011 2:00 AM
Before Betterthancheddar even made his first pari-mutuel start, trainer Casie Coleman praised her pupil as one of the best horses she has ever trained and after an eye-catching 1:49.2 score Monday night at Mohawk, she was right. The son of Bettors Delight marched to the front to lead her rivals past a :26.4 opening panel. Roll On (Randy Waples), who was still parked out, cleared to the lead, ...
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Whatever It Takes, Jezzy win EBCs at Vernon

on 05/30/2011 2:00 AM
Whatever It Takes and Jezzy displayed championship form during their divisional scores in Monday afternoon’s $521,700 Empire Breeders Classic finals for 3-year-old trotters at Vernon Downs.   Whatever It Takes ($39.60) turned in a 1:54 track record performance for sophomore gelding high-steppers with his fast-closing triumph in the $283,475 male division (race six), while Jezzy ($2.40) ea...
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Macraider N and Bettor Sweet in dead heat record win

on 05/29/2011 2:00 AM
Macraider N and Bettor Sweet set a world record in Saturday night’s featured Open pace at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs by posting the fastest time ever on a 5/8-mile oval in a race finishing in a dead heat for the win. The amazing time was 1:48:4. In a night filled with sizzling times at Pocono, the $60,000 Open pace figured to be a scorcher. Macraider N, driven by George Napolitano Jr. for t...
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Valentowner dominates Scioto’s best

on 05/29/2011 2:00 AM
Valentowner shot to the front after the first half-mile of Saturday’s featured Open Pace at Scioto Downs and left his rivals in his wake, winning by seven lengths in 1:52.3, fastest mile of the season at Scioto.Dan Noble was in the sulky for trained Jim Arledge, Jr. and owner Robert Key of Pennsylvania.Jate’s Boy and Gordie How engaged in a speed duel out of the starting gate, resulting in an ...
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Mystician wins Upper Canada Gold Cup

on 05/29/2011 2:00 AM
Mystician, last year's Metro winner,  made a three-wide brush down the backstretch before opening up daylight on the field of three-year-old Ontario-sired pacing colts to capture the $500,000 Upper Canada Cup and join harness racing's millionaire's club at Georgian Downs on Saturday night.In the evening’s feature event, Mach It Big (Doug McNair) took over the lead from Grand Master (Luc Oue...
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All Cantab, Kashs Caviar win Earl Rowe divisions

on 05/29/2011 2:00 AM
Five-year-old trotter All Cantab was a gate-to-wire winner in the $109,750 gold division while four-year-old gelding Kashs Caviar went all the to win the $59,750 silver division.Driver Trevor Ritchie sent Blair Burgess trainee All Cantab to command in the gold edition from Post 1 and the son of Cantab Hall-All Mixed Up carved out fractions of :26.4, :56.3 and 1:24.3 before stopping the clock in 1:...
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Millionaire Grain Of Truth adds to that at Tioga

on 05/29/2011 2:00 AM
Ray Schnittker shipped in his millionaire 10-year old open trotter, Grain Of Truth on Saturday night and left with more money chalked up under his career earnings. Grain Of Truth and Ray Schnittker left from post position number six and immediately went to the front through fractions of 27.3, 58.2, and 1:26.4 before trotting away from the field of eight in 1:55.2.   It was the fourth win of...
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Arch Madness wins Elitlopp heat handily

on 05/29/2011 2:00 AM
Arch Madness will taking on the French speedster Rapide Lebel in the final heat of the Elitlopp on Sunday afternoon in Stockholm. Arch Madness won his elimination heat easily in 1:52.3  with Swedish ace Bjorn Goop aboard. Rapide Lebel won the first elim in 1:53.1 with a powerful brush to the front down the backstretch. To watch the final heat, use this link: https://www.rikstoto.no/...
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Brioni wins Elitlopp; Americans fade in stretch

on 05/29/2011 2:00 AM
The final of the 60th Elitlopp at Solvalla in Stockholm on Sunday afternoon had an unexpected winner, Brioni, who had the luckiest day in his career. He got into the Elitlopp final only because Define the World was disqualified. When he drew post eight it appeared he was unlucky it appeared, but it turned out differently as he defeated France's Rapide Lebel by a head in 1:53.2. &nb...
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Smedshammer: Arch Madness returning home

on 05/29/2011 2:00 AM
Trainer Trond Smedshammer watched his horse Arch Madness compete in the Elitlopp via live video streaming from home in New Jersey, and although the gelding won his elimination heat, Smedshammer said "I didn't get a real strong feeling about him," and thus wasn't surprised the horse didn't win the final heat of the race."   "I don't really know anything particular that's wrong, but he was al...
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Anndrovette takes $150,000 Betsy Ross

on 05/29/2011 2:00 AM
Sitting off a fast, yet uncontested early pace before making her move, Jeffrey Bamond, Joseph Davino, and Mark Kesmodel's Anndrovette ($5.60) parried a furious stretch charge from Higher And Higher to prevail in the fourth edition of the $150,000 Betsy Ross, held Sunday (May 29) afternoon at Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack. The time for the mile was 1:49.4.   The 4-year-old Riverboat ...
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"Peelers" equals 1:49.2 record; Delight also wins

on 05/29/2011 2:00 AM
See You At Peelers came into Sunday night’s Empire Breeders’ Classic a perfect 14 for 14 in her racing career, and she pulled out of Tioga Sunday night 15 for 15 and with the title of world champion. The 3-year old Bettor’s Delight filly took home the $279,175 final in a world record equaling 1:49.2 with Marcus Johansson aboard for trainer Jimmy Takter.   The connections of ...
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Native Hotspur sets Maywood track record

on 05/28/2011 2:00 AM
Illinois conceived and foaled distaffers took center stage on Friday night at Maywood Park as a full field of nine pacers lined up for the inaugural edition of the $40,000 BetZotic Stake. Carded as a way to help bring attention to the upcoming launch of Maywood & Balmoral’s new ADW platform form, BetZotic.com, this test produced one of the most impressive performances in recent history at Ma...
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Blueridge Betty is best at Vernon

on 05/28/2011 2:00 AM
It took Blueridge Betty a while to get geared up, but she eventually was able to rally for a 1:54.2 victory in Friday night’s $10,000 featured ninth race at Vernon Downs.Facing five female foes on a deteriorating track due to a heavy thunder shower, Blueridge Betty ($17.00) laid back in last place for three-quarters of the week’s distaff Open, then powered up around the final bend and streaked...
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MacDonald recovering after accident at Mohawk

on 05/28/2011 2:00 AM
On Thursday, May 26, an accident occurred during Mohawk’s 10th race, unseating a pair of drivers, Mark MacDonald and Jody Jamieson.The spill happened when If I Didnt Care, driven by Jamieson, was coming on for second. The 3-year-old filly made a break and stumbled in deep stretch, causing interference to the rest of the field. Most of the group was able to avoid Jamieson, but Dancers Cam could n...
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Schnittker sweeps Big M baby races

on 05/28/2011 2:00 AM
Ray Schnittker trained youngsters, whose training methods were touched on in a recent Horseman And Fair World feature, dominated the Meadowlands baby races on Saturday, May 28.Deweyneedmorewine, a son of Donato Hanvoer and Drinks Like A Fish, kicked off the 2011 Big M baby race season with a neck win in 2:02.4.A son of Muscles Yankee, Megamuscle, took the second juvenile event winning by a head in...
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Swedish sale topper related to Flex The Muscle

on 05/28/2011 2:00 AM
A colt by Deweycheatumnhowe topped the Swedish breeders' Elite sale on Friday night of Elitlopp weekend, bringing a final bid of 780,000 kroner (about $125,000) from Swedish horseman Stefan Hultman. The colt is out of Richly Possessed, a Self Possessed daughter of Alix Hall (by Conway Hall), the dam of Flex The Muscle 4, 1:52.4f ($542,926).   Many of the yearlings offered are American-...
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