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Lexis Noah Upsets in OSS Gold final

on 10/05/2010 2:00 AM
Lexis Noah, driven by Jack Moiseyev, defeated post time favourite Text Me in the final strides to capture the $130,000 OSS Gold Final for three-year-old trotting colts and geldings tonight at Mohawk Racetrack.Windsong Geant (Mark MacDonald) was the quickest off the gate from post seven taking his rivals past the opening panel in :27.1 with Text Me (Randy Waples) positioned second.As the field head...
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Bad Rusty scores in Open, Wolfenden wins six at Harrington

on 10/05/2010 2:00 AM
Rodney Long’s Bad Rusty ($5.20, Ross Wolfenden) earned his eighth win of the season on Monday in the $22,000 Open Pace at Harrington Raceway in 1:52.4. The Joe Hundertpfund, Jr.-trainee mounted his attack first over and wore down pacesetter Southwind Lynx for a two length win over Sniper Hall and Harlingen Hanover.Bad Rusty, a 5-year-old Badlands Hanover gelding, has won eight races on the ...
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Autumn Escapade a new thrill for Millers

on 10/05/2010 2:00 AM
David Miller has earned nearly $140 million in career purses as a driver and is on his way to a sixth consecutive season with at least $10 million. So it might be surprising to learn that when he drove Autumn Escapade to a world-record-equaling mile of 1:53.2 in the $93,500 Ms Versatility on September 23, it gave Miller his most lucrative victory as an owner. Making it even more memorable is the ...
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Big Bad John scratched from Crown 2YO Pace

on 10/05/2010 2:00 AM
Big Bad John, who finished second in a Breeders Crown 2-Year-Old Colt Pace elimination last Friday after battling through the homestretch with Fashion Delight, has been scratched from the championship race this Saturday.   "We're not going. He's sick," trainer Ron Potter told harnessracing.com Tuesday morning. "After the race he had stuff coming out of his nose and then he was running ...
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Breeders Crown on MavTV, HRTV

on 10/05/2010 2:00 AM
Harness racing fans who can't be at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Saturday night for the Breeders Crown championship program can watch the races in full high definition television on MavTV and the entire Pocono card on HRTV.   "If any harness racing event deserves the full HD treatment, it’s Breeders Crown,” said Bruce asella, the Emmy® award winning producer for the MavTV progra...
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Broad Bahn scratched from Crown 2CT

on 10/05/2010 2:00 AM
The 2-year-old colt trotter Broad Bahn, who won his Breeders Crown elimination last weekend at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and was considered one of the favorites to capture Saturday night’s $600,000 final, has been scratched after x-rays taken Tuesday morning revealed a small fracture in his right hind leg. “We’ve been dealing with his foot on and off for about six weeks, but we thought we...
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Centaur's PA license to be auctioned off

on 10/05/2010 2:00 AM
Centaur Inc., the owner of Hoosier Park racetrack and casino, will be giving up its chance to build a racino in Pennsylvania. The bankrupt gaming company is now poised to sell its Pennsylvania racing license at auction. Centaur wanted to build a racetrack casino in Lawrence County in northwestern Pennsylvania, but bankruptcy has made that impossible. Centaur has received "multiple" offer...
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Posts drawn for Crown 3-year-old colt finals

on 10/05/2010 2:00 AM
Post positions for Saturday’s Breeders Crown finals for 3-year-old colt trotters and 3-year-old colt pacers were drawn Tuesday afternoon at a press conference/luncheon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The Pennsylvania racetrack will make history on Saturday when it becomes the first site to host all 12 Breeders Crown finals on a single race card.  In the sophomore colt trot, Hambletonian wi...
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Lucky Chucky on Lasix for Crown

on 10/05/2010 2:00 AM
Lucky Chucky will be racing on Lasix, or Salix (the anti-bleeder medication) in the Breeders Crown. Trainer Chuck Sylvester told harnessracing.com Tuesday morning that he had the colt scoped after winning the Canadian Trotting Classic and bleeding was visible.   Lucky Chucky drew post four in the $500,000 Breeders Crown 3YO Colt Trot. From the rail out, the fie...
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BC preview in HarnessRacing Weekend Preview!

on 10/05/2010 2:00 AM
There may not be quite a million stories to be told of Saturday’s Breeders Crown championship races at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in the city of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., but there are plenty to be read in this Friday’s HarnessRacing Weekend Preview. Be the first to know all the inside scoop for this year’s Crown finals by reading the free e-newsletter that will be available in your email boxes ea...
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Myluvmylife a sentimental choice in Crown

on 10/05/2010 2:00 AM
Clara Molski’s late husband David told her back in the early 90’s “You can’t make money in the horse business.” But after the pair bought into Yankee Dreamboat and the promising trotting filly captured the Goldsmith Maid at Garden State Park in 1992, Clara had convinced her husband that indeed you could.   The couple built Dreamlands Farm, a 105-acre plot in Cream Ridge, New Jerse...
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5 straight wins for Tom's OK Lady

on 10/05/2010 2:00 AM
Assigned post nine because of her recent dominance, Tom’s OK Lady overcame a tough first quarter and held on late to capture her fifth consecutive victory in Tuesday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows.   Tom’s OK Lady had shrugged off post 9 once before during her current streak, but it looked as though it would defeat her Tuesday when she was parked out...
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Change in detention for Ohio championships

on 10/04/2010 2:00 AM
Lebanon Raceway will be hosting the Ohio Sires Stakes championships on Saturday (Oct. 9) with a special post time of 3:30 pm. Due to the early post time, there is a correction on the detention time for horses that will be racing in the championships that day. Detention time will be 8 am on Saturday. Stalls will be available for any horses that want to arrive on Friday.   Along with being ab...
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Qualifying standards in place for PA Fair Championships

on 10/04/2010 2:00 AM
Pennsylvania fair horsemen looking forward to competing in the $160,000 Pennsylvania Fair Sire Stakes Championships on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 16, at The Meadows should be aware of the qualifying standards that will be required at this pari-mutuel track. The basic Sire Stakes time parameters at a pari-mutuel track are 2YO trotters 2:05, 2YO pacers 2:03, 3YO trotters 2:02, 3YO pacers 2:00. T...
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A rollercoaster year for Pilgrims Taj

on 10/04/2010 2:00 AM
One year ago, owner Barbara Bongiorno was part of a large and happy crowd, beaming from the Woodbine winner’s circle after Pilgrims Taj won the Breeders Crown for freshman colt trotters over the favored Lucky Chucky. That win was the culmination of a season that saw the Broadway Hall colt win seven of ten races and finish second in the other three, winning $737,484.   On Oct. 9, she and h...
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Fox Valley Escort splashes to victory

on 10/03/2010 2:00 AM
Sophomore pacing colts took center stage on a cold and rainy night Saturday at Balmoral Park as a field of seven Illinois conceived and foaled three-year-olds battled in the $12,300 Bye Bye Byrd Stake. Taking to the wet conditions like a duck to water Engel Stable & Rucker Stables Fox Valley Escort went flying by his rivals in the late going to win by a half-length in 1:54.4 over the sloppy tr...
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Yonkers hosts Fall Harvest Festival

on 10/03/2010 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Saturday night played host the second annual Fall Harvest Festival, showcasing the thriving relationship between horse racing and agriculture all across New York State.   Eight, $50,000 events--2- and 3-year-olds of both sexes and gaits who were eligible for last week's New York Night of Champions--saw the glory go to...   --2-year-old trotting fillies--Dreamy Dawn (b...
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Mr. Feelgood beats Blacks A Fake

on 10/03/2010 2:00 AM
Mr. Feelgood upstaged four-time Inter Dominion champion Blacks A Fake Saturday night in Brisbane, Australia, winning over 1,660 meters in a mile rate time of 1:53 2/10ths.   Luke McCarthy is now training Mr. Feelgood and he believes the 2006 Little Brown Jug winner can challenge Blacks A Fake for the title as Australasia’s best pacer over the next seven months.   McC...
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Corey Braden wins 5 straight at Colonial

on 10/03/2010 2:00 AM
Corey Braden, the leading driver at Colonial Downs’ current fall harness meet, won five consecutive races on a drizzly Sunday afternoon at the New Kent track.   The streak began in the fifth race with Hurrikane Shannonk ($31.20) and ended with Odds On Diamant ($5.80) in the finale. Inbetween, Braden scored with All American Solo ($11.00), Frank Lloyd ($5.80) and Life Uptown ($5.40). Headi...
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Steep drop at Swedish sale; Varenne colt tops

on 10/03/2010 2:00 AM
During the Swedish Kriterium racing weekend, the traditional yearling sale got underway Thursday night (Sept. 30) and concluded Sunday. A total of 623 yearlings were supposed to be sold, but never have so many breeders returned disappointed.   The average price at the sale was just $10,000, which means a 30 percent decrease from last year. The Swedish Breeder¹s Associat...
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