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Morrill taken off Red Mile drives due to breathalyzer

on 10/23/2010 2:00 AM
Although Jim Morrill Jr. drove Winning Fireworks to a third-place finish in the first of two divisions of the Bluegrass for 3-year-old colt trotters Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile, he was taken off the rest of his three remaining drives on the card after refusing to take a breathalyzer test.   Morrill was on the track scoring down Atochia prior to the sixth-race Allerage Farms Open...
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Milestones set by Lucky Chucky, Break The Bank K

on 10/23/2010 2:00 AM
Lucky Chucky, second in last week's decisive second heat of the Kentucky Futurity behind Wishing Stone, turned the tables on his rival with a career-best 1:50.4 victory in the second $121,500 division of the Bluegrass for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters at The Red Mile. The time was the fastest by a trotter of any age in 2010. Breeders Crown champion  Break The Bank K won the first ...
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Rock N Roll Heaven again in Tattersalls

on 10/23/2010 2:00 AM
Rock N Roll Heaven won the $604,000 Tattersalls Pace for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile, but the son of Rocknroll Hanover's 13th trip this year to the winner's circle. Hard pressed throughout the mile, Rock N Roll Heaven posted his sixth consecutive sub-1:49.2 victory in a 31-day period, this time posting a 1:48.1 effort while winning the richest-ever Tatte...
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Racing recap: Vlos wins again at Pocono

on 10/23/2010 2:00 AM
Despite being parked two turns Saturday night,.millionaire Psilvuheartbreaker (Cat Manzi) added to his resume and his bank account. He captured the featured $38,000 Open Handicap Pace, matching his season's best mile for trainer Bruce Saunders and owner Frank Bellino, who earlier in the day enjoyed a big win with Rock N Roll Heaven.   Leaving from post position four (in one notch after an i...
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Big win for Martha Brown--the pacing mare

on 10/23/2010 2:00 AM
A field of eight mares was assembled to contest the $12,000 top purse on Saturday night iat the isle Pompano Park. When the work of the photo finish camera completed its job, the flare of a nose was all that separated the winner Martha Brown with Bruce Ranger over the runner-up Princess Michi and driver Mike Micallef in 1:53.4.   “We’d claimed her at Indiana Downs but lef...
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Top fair performers race at Northfield

on 10/23/2010 2:00 AM
The Buckeye State’s top county fair competitors contested eight season-ending finals at Northfield Park Saturday night and the racing was very competitive. The evening started with a $13,800 event for two-year-old trotting fillies and 3-5 favorite Minnie Spur rolled late to a 2:00.1 lifetime best win. The Pegasus Spur filly, owned by Bob Sidley got up to beat stablemate Sleek Jessie, who cut the...
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Indiana Downs to host quartet of ISS finals

on 10/22/2010 2:00 AM
A quartet of Indiana Sires Stakes finals for freshman trotters and pacers will be decided at Indiana Downs Saturday, October 23, with $800,000 in purses up for grabs. The four championship races will signal the conclusion of ISS action for 2010, as well as help determine divisional honors in each two year old category.   The first final of the evening, slated as the third race, is the $200,...
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Chilly Friday Backstretch with Gordon

on 10/22/2010 2:00 AM
Brrrrr! It’s downright cold at The Red Mile on Friday morning—35 degrees the man on the radio said—but the sun is out and the temperature is supposed to reach the low 70s. I definitely had my jacket on this morning and it’s a good thing I did as the first person I saw was Jimmy Takter, who scolded me yesterday afternoon when I wasn’t wearing one when he saw me shortly before the first ra...
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Delaware's Romona Hubbard retires after 42 years

on 10/22/2010 2:00 AM
Since opening day in 1968, Romona Hubbard has worked each season at the Dover Downs meet, but all will change with the start of the track's 43rd season on Sunday, Oct. 31. At the conclusion of the on-going Harrington meet, she will retire from the Delaware capital city raceway race office.   Over the years, she has worked in various positions assisting some of the most memorable race sec...
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Purse increase at Vernon

on 10/22/2010 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs is proud to announce that due to the increased volume in slot play at the Vernon Downs Casino, which is up 12 percent, the purses as of last weekend have been raised 20 percent and will continue at this level through the end of the meet.   The 2010 Vernon Downs race meet comes to a close on Saturday, Nov. 20, and races Thursday, Friday and Saturday through the end of ...
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Owner John Fodera's Interesting Weekend

on 10/22/2010 2:00 AM
Owner John Fodera, has owned scores of successful horses over the years, including millionaire pacer and 2006 Little Brown Jug winner Mr. Feelgood. Although he is the principal of St. Peter’s Boys High School in New Brighton, N.Y., and has been since 1990,  he  regularly attends the Lexington Fall Meet at The Red Mile and buys yearlings at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale.  ...
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Freshman colts post strong wins in ISS splits

on 10/22/2010 2:00 AM
Luckycharm Hanover opened up Friday afternoon's race card at The Red Mile with a 1:55.3 victory in the first of three divisions of the $265,900 International Stallion Stakes (ISS) for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters, while recent Breeders Crown champion Manofmanymissions scored a 1:55 win in the second split. The third division went to Kash's Cantab, who lit the board at odds of 21-1 with his...
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Big efforts rewarded in Bluegrass 3FT divisions

on 10/22/2010 2:00 AM
Behindclosedoors, who made a break well before the start in her elimination of the Kentucky Filly Futurity after she hit the starting gate, according to trainer Chuck Sylvester, redeemed herself on Friday afternoon at The Red Mile with a 1:55.1 victory in the first of three divisions of the $211,500 Bluegrass for 3-year-old filly trotters.   Bar Slide, who had some sickness that forced...
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68-1 upsetter over Put On A Show in Garnsey

on 10/22/2010 2:00 AM
David Miller found room in midstretch to angle Ticket To Rock off the pylons from third and the move paid off as the daughter of Rocknroll Hanover rallied to a 1:52 victory in the first of two $159,000 divisions of the Glen Garnsey Memorial for 3-year-old filly pacers Friday afternoon at The Red Mile. In the second division, Put On A Show's five-race win streak came to an end as she was upset by 6...
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Strike An Attitude, So Perfect win ISS 2FP splits

on 10/22/2010 2:00 AM
Strike An Attitude went from last to first in the first of two $117,000 divisions of the International Stallion Stakes (ISS) for 2-year-old filly pacers Friday afternoon at The Red Mile, while So Perfect was an open-lengths winner in the second division.   Driven by John Campbell, Strike An Attitude was last in the 10-horse field heading into the final turn of the first split but the f...
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Big mandatory payoff for Pick 4 at Red Mile

on 10/22/2010 2:00 AM
The Red Mile will have a mandatory payoff for the Pick 4 on Saturday, with a carryover pool of $8,507. The Pick 4 begins with race 5 and continues through race 8. The first race in the Pick 4 is the International Stallion Stakes for 2-year-old pacing colts, with a post time estimated at 1:50 pm. The other Pick 4 events the Allerage for older pacers (race 6), a second International Stalli...
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RCI lowers bute threshold

on 10/22/2010 2:00 AM
 In an effort to improve the pre-race examinations of racehorse, the Board of Directors of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) gave final approval today to lower the allowable level of phenylbutazone.   The board voted 16-0 in favor of lowering the threshold for penalty from 5 micrograms of phenylbutazone (bute) per milliliter of plasma or serum to 2 micrograms,...
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Wishing Stone in; Muscle Massive out

on 10/21/2010 2:00 AM
Sixteen 3-year-old colt trotters have been entered for Saturday’s Bluegrass Stakes at The Red Mile, with the field having one surprise entrant and one notable omission.   The addition is Wishing Stone, the winner of last Saturday’s Kentucky Futurity in straight heats, who was expected to bypass the race in lieu of heading to Italy for the Nov. 1 Orsi Mangelli. The omission is Hambletoni...
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2YO filly My Miss Caroline now 10 for 11

on 10/21/2010 2:00 AM
Even though she wasn’t hearing much from her rivals as she quickly opened up a four-length lead, My Miss Caroline continued to put space between herself and her opponents as she cruised under the wire with her 10th win in 11 career starts on  Wednesday night at Balmoral Park in the $45,850 Violet Stakes.   A winner in 10 of 11 starts now with earnings of $155,425, My Miss Caroline ha...
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Thursday Backstretch with Gordon

on 10/21/2010 2:00 AM
It’s another chilly Thursday morning at The Red Mile, but another terrific fall afternoon on top for today’s races. We almost reached 70 degrees yesterday, and it’s supposed to be in the mid 60s this afternoon, although the winds are expected to be steady near 20 miles an hour so it may feel cooler. But they are calling for perfect conditions Friday and Saturday with highs in the low 70s. M...
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