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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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Favorites roll in Violet and Cardinal elims

on 10/02/2010 2:00 AM
The state’s top two-year-olds were in action on Friday night at Maywood Park as eliminations for next week’s Cardinal & Violet Stake Finals were contested. With each race drawing three elimination fields the top two finishers in each battle along with two third place finishers (drawn by lot) will be back for next week’s prestigious finals. The Cardinal Final is scheduled to go for $60,35...
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Battle lines drawn in $500,000 BC Pace

on 10/02/2010 2:00 AM
Hypnotic Blue Chip has provided trainer Kevin McDermott with memorable performances this season while testing himself against the best older pacers in North America. McDermott hopes the 4-year-old horse give another top effort in next Saturday’s $500,000 Breeders Crown Open Pace at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. With regular driver Jody Jamieson in the sulky, Hypnotic Blue Chip will start fro...
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Posts drawn for BC Open and Mare Trot

on 10/02/2010 2:00 AM
The Breeders Crown Open Trot and Mare Trot were drawn on Saturday, Oct. 2. Nine will go to the post in the $600,000 Open Trot and seven make up the $250,000 Mare Trot, both part of the $6 million 12-race final program at Mohegan at Pocono Downs on Oct. 9 with a special post of 5:00 p.m. Here is the Open Trot field with assigned drivers:1 Hot Shot Blue Chip, David Miller2 Slave Dream, John C...
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Field set for $600,000 Breeders Crown Colt Pace

on 10/02/2010 2:00 AM
The $600,000 Breeders Crown two-year-old pacing colt final is shaping up as the race of the year. Friday’s eliminations yielded some surprises that is certain to add balance to this year’s final. Fashion Delight selected post two after his courageous front-end victory. The Woodrow Wilson champion, owned by Fashion Farms of New Hope, Pa., has earned more than $310,000 in his first year on the r...
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Undefeated fillies to tangle in $600,000 BC Pace

on 10/02/2010 2:00 AM
Two undefeated fillies will battle eye-to-eye for the $600,000 Breeders Crown two-year-old pace final at Mohgan Sun Pocono Downs on Saturday, October 9. That was assured following the post position selection. Elimination winner See You At Peelers, unbeaten in a dozen lifetime starts, chose the pole position. She will meet for the first time Idyllic, an American Ideal frosh unbeaten in seven lifeti...
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Sweet Love takes rail in $600,000 Fillly Trot

on 10/02/2010 2:00 AM
Sweet Love, who equaled the 1:56.2 track record for two-year-old trotting fillies in her Breeders Crown elimination, selected the rail as her starting spot as she takes on eight other talented misses in the $600,000 2YO Trotting Filly Breeders Crown Championship, the third race on the Championship card next Saturday, October 9. Driver David Miller, who sent the Chocolatier filly to the lead down ...
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Trio of BC sophomore filly trot elims contested

on 10/02/2010 2:00 AM
Ultimate Cameron, the 1-2 choice, won the first Breeders Crown soph-filly trot elim at Pocono Downs, Oct. 2, going the mile in 1:54.   Taking the top from the start, “Cameron” had a few threats. First, long shot Levi’s Lady left with her and challenged before breaking and then coming back a second time to battle.   When “Lady” was done, Fortunes Dream picked up the challeng...
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Dejarmbro, Broad Bahn to square off in $600,000 Colt Trot

on 10/02/2010 2:00 AM
New York invader Dejarmbro, who equaled the world record for two-year-old colt trotters with a 1:55 tally upon coming to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs last Friday, will have no easy task to repeat in this coming Saturday’s $600,000 Breeders Crown Championship, but driver Jeff Gregory was impressed after his elimination victory. "This is the first time I stepped him out of there, and he really wen...
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One More Laugh scores first BC colt pace elim

on 10/02/2010 2:00 AM
One More Laugh returned to form and won the first Breeders Crown soph-colt pace elim at Pocono Downs, Oct. 2, going the mile in 1:50.   The Ray Schnittker-trained colt just about went wire to wire, while dismissing early challenges from BG’s Folly and Art N Charm.   “Folly” got the lead at the :26.4 quarter but “Laugh” took the top and cut a :55 half and 1:22.2 three-quart...
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Not Enough withstands late challenge in 1:50.2

on 10/02/2010 2:00 AM
Not Enough won the battle of the shuffling in the solo elim for Breeders Crown Mare Pace at Pocono Downs, Oct. 2, going the mile in 1:50.2.   Steve Elliot’s mare came around to take the top after she lost it to Tug River Princess, who lost it to On The Glass, who fought off “Tug” trying to take it again as three-quarters blistered in 1:21.3.   “I wanted to get position, kicke...
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Rock N Roll Heaven wins in 1:49.1

on 10/02/2010 2:00 AM
His foes tried to make a drama of this, the second colt-pacer elim for the Breeders Crown at Pocono Downs, Oct. 2, but Rock N Roll Heaven took control and sped up to leave tons of space between the wire and We Will See, who finished second.   The mile went in 1:49.1.   “He got real good this time last year.,” said trainer Bruce Saunders, admitting that he doesn’t care how “Ro...
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Put On A Show, Cannae Cammie win filly elims

on 10/02/2010 2:00 AM
The first of two filly-pacer elims for the Breeders Crown sophs went to the big choice, Put On A Show in 1:50.2.   Northwest Hanover bravely took the lead early but lost it to Put On A Show at the :55.1 half. “Northwest” was done at three-quarters, finishing fourth.   Naughtytiltheend attempted a first-up challenge but had nothing left late.   Higher And Higher closed stou...
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Denver Dolly splashes to Vernon win

on 10/01/2010 2:00 AM
Denver Dolly overcame driving rain and a sloppy track to deliver a career-best 1:56.4 victory in Thursday night's second division of a $39,400 New York Sires Stake late-closing contest for 2-year-old male pacers at Vernon Downs.Snapping a string of three consecutive second-place finishes in the third event, Denver Dolly ($5.80) gained the lead in the final turn and raced on to a solid score, his s...
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Zeron looking for a Crown Rainbow

on 10/01/2010 2:00 AM
The Rick Zeron trainee, Lady Rainbow has had a rocky road leading up to her $25,000 Breeders Crown elimination this Friday at The Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes Barre, PA.The two-year-old daughter of Muscles Yankee made a break in stride in her Peaceful Way Stakes elimination (September 9) but was able to finish fourth in the event and then be placed third to advance to the $466,000 final.A...
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Berkshire back on track at Cal-Expo

on 10/01/2010 2:00 AM
He didn't keep a straight course in his last and it cost him. On this night he was much straighter and Berkshire scored nicely.Open 2 Handicap trotters, racing for a purse of $5,200, were featured at Cal-Expo on Thursday night (September 30), on which Berkshire made it three of his last four.Prior to starting from post-position four in the field of five, driver Steve Wiseman was confident that his...
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Vernon alters upcoming race schedule

on 10/01/2010 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs has changed its closing weekend for the 2010 race meet, and will now close for the year on Saturday, Nov. 20, with a 6:55 p.m. post time. Vernon has taken the two days that were supposed to be raced on Nov. 26 and 27 and moved them to Thursday, Oct. 21 and Thursday, Oct. 28, both at 6:55 p.m. Closing weekend activities including closing night fireworks al...
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Cardinal, Violet elims on tap at Maywood

on 10/01/2010 2:00 AM
The top 2-year-old pacers in Illinois will be showcased on Friday night as Maywood Park presents eliminations for the Cardinal and Violet Stakes. The finals of these two prestigious events will take place Friday night, Oct. 8.   With a total of 21 two-year-old pacing colts entered for the Cardinal Stake a trio of $7,000 elimination battles will be contested. Carded as races s...
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Classic Alana wins NJ Futurity

on 10/01/2010 2:00 AM
Classic Alana was an easy winner of a $40,000 New Jersey Futurity for 3-year-old trotters of both sexes at Freehold Raceway on Friday, Oct. 1. The non-betting race was contested before the day’s card. Classic Alana, one of two fillies in the five-horse field, made full use of the rail, stepping out to an early unchallenged lead from the start. Andy Miller was in the bike for trainer Erv Miller ...
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