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Pierce says CTC will be a "trip race"

on 09/18/2010 2:00 AM
Tonight at Mohawk Racetrack the $1 million Canadian Trotting Classic will take place and Muscle Massive will be looking to capture his second +$1 million race of the season. Earlier this year the son of Muscles Yankee captured the $1.5 million Hambletonian in 1:51 for driver Ron Pierce.   Since that victory, the Jimmy Takter trainee has been in Ontario preparing for tonight's rich event. Tw...
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Shoobee's Place takes $100,000 NJSS

on 09/18/2010 2:00 AM
Shoobee's Place, with David Miller driving, picked up the pieces Saturday to score a narrow 1:54.1 victory in the $100,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Premier Division Championship for 3-year-old pacing colts at Freehold Raceway.   When the heavy favorite, Valentino (who was entered to start in the Little Brown Jug), made a break at the start and fell eight lengths behind the field, Id...
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Peaceful Way to Crys Dream

on 09/18/2010 2:00 AM
The betting favorite Crys Dream made winning the $466,000 Peaceful Way for 2-year-old filly trotters look easy Saturday night as she took command shortly after the opening quarter and then held off the late rally of Intense America in 1:57.2.   Crys Dream is not eligible to the Breeders Crown, nor is Intense America. Third-place finisher Lady Rainbow and fourth-place finisher Hey ...
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Cowboys Dreamer wins 15th in MISS final

on 09/18/2010 2:00 AM
Cowboys Dreamer, such a prohibitive favorite in the $46,706 Michigan Sire Stakes final for 3-year-old filly pacers Saturday night at Hazel Park Harness Raceway that track officials canceled place and show wagering on the contest in fear of a large minus pool, didn't disappoint as she easily captured her 15th race of the year with a 1:54.1 effort. The final was one of eight on Hazel Park's clo...
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Dreamfair Eternal wins Milton elim for mares

on 09/18/2010 2:00 AM
After failing to find the winner's circle in her last three attempts, Dreamfair Eternal survived a first-over attack and delivered in the solo elimination of the Milton Stakes, stopping the clock in 1:50.4.   Southwind Tempo (Tim Tetrick) used post two to her advantage and bursted to the lead before the opening quarter in :27.2. Down the backstretch, On The Glass (Yannick Gingras) moved out...
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Dean Magee steers Credit Marker to Colonial win

on 09/18/2010 2:00 AM
Colonial Downs conducted its third “Mixed Breed” card of horse racing Saturday as the harness track’s opening weekend festivities continued in conjunction with the New Kent County Fair.   The afternoon program began with an exhibition Thoroughbred race, continued with a pair of pari-mutuel steeplechase races, then continued and concluded with 10 pari-mutuel harness races. The marathon...
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Balmoral Park hosts Illinois Super Night

on 09/18/2010 2:00 AM
Balmoral Park was the site Saturday of the 2010 Illinois Super Night, and the state-bred action got underway in the first race on the program. In that race, the $105,000 Su Mac Lad final for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters, it was Powerful Speed who posted a 6-1 upset in 1:55.3 for driver Todd Warren.   A gelded son of Powerful Emotion, Powerful Speed trotted a last quarter of :27.2 to...
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Pastor Stephen wins Wellwood final

on 09/18/2010 2:00 AM
Pastor Stephen and Yannick Gingras found racing room late in the mile to win the $500,000 William Wellwood Memorial Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack in a tight finish.   Leader Of The Gang (Ron Pierce) was quickest off the gate and took command from post two with Broad Bahn (Jack Moiseyev) still on the outside at the quarter in :27.4. Broad Bahn finally cleared and took over command as th...
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Lucky Chucky equal stakes mark in CTC

on 09/18/2010 2:00 AM
Driver John Campbell returned to the Canadian Trotting Classic final winner's circle Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack for the first time since he won the 1983 renewal with Joie De Vie, directing Lucky Chucky to a 1:52 victory over a "good" racetrack. Break The Bank K finished second in the $1 million contest, with Muscle Massive third in the mile that equaled the track and stakes record.  ...
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Berkshire gets better at Cal-Expo

on 09/17/2010 2:00 AM
His "mettle" was tested with a class rise and a much faster pace, but that didn't prevent Berkshire from repeating.Open 2 Handicap trotters, racing for a purse of $5,200, were featured at Cal-Expo on Thursday night (September 16), on which Berkshire won his third race in the last four.Prior to starting from post-three in the field of six, did driver Steve Wiseman fear the tougher competition, espe...
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Surface Tension fastest in NYSS 2CT splits

on 09/17/2010 2:00 AM
Monticello Raceway hosted five divisions of the $160,000 New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Thursday and when the dust settled Dan Daley reined a pair of winners and Jeff Gregory and Dejarmbro scored their fifth consective triumph.   Daley won the first NYSS event with Daleydaydream in 2:01.4 in the first race on the card and then came right back to...
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Lucky Chucky, Sylvester looking to turn tables

on 09/17/2010 2:00 AM
The Canadian Trotting Classic is Canada's richest trotting event and Lucky Chucky will be looking for redemption for trainer Chuck Sylvester. The son of Windsongs Legacy finished a close second in the $1.5 million Hambletonian earlier this year at the Meadowlands behind the Jimmy Takter trainee Muscle Massive.   Despite being defeated in this year's Hambletonian, Lucky Chucky’s tra...
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Lady Rainbow ready for Peaceful Way

on 09/17/2010 2:00 AM
Despite Lady Rainbow making a uncharacteristic break in stride in her Peaceful Way Stakes elimination last week, trainer-driver Rick Zeron remains optimistic that his charge can find the winners circle this Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack in the $466,000 Peaceful Way Stakes final.   The daughter of Muscles Yankee made a break in stride as the field headed into the first turn in her eliminato...
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Glide Power Ready For Breeders Crown

on 09/17/2010 2:00 AM
Before heading to the Oct. 9 Breeders Crown, trainer Jan Johnson dropped his 3-year-old filly trotter Glide Power into the Freehold entry box for the $100,000 final of the New Jersey Sire Stakes (NJSS) on Thursday, Sept. 16.    One worry he did not have when he entered the race, was Glide Power’s ability to get around a half-mile oval despite having just one previous start at that t...
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Broad Bahn has confidence of connections

on 09/17/2010 2:00 AM
Apart of Saturday's ultra-impressive race card at Mohawk Racetrack is the $500,000 William Wellwood Memorial final featuring North America's best 2-year-old trotters. One of last week's elimination winners was Broad Bahn, who lowered the track record and equaled the all-time Canadian record for a 2-year-old trotter winning in a career best clocking of 1:55.1.   The son of Broadway Hall wa...
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More than 500 horses flying for World Games

on 09/17/2010 2:00 AM
The countdown is on for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, and the largest commercial airlift of horses got underway this week.   World Equestrian Games officials estimated that approximately 450 horses will depart from Europe over a 14-day period form Sept. 16-29. An additional 54 horses fly from Australasia and South America.   The European flights will originate from Brussels...
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Jugette attracts 16 filly pacers

on 09/17/2010 2:00 AM
Western Silk and Dancinwiththestarz are slight favorites for the wide-open $353,400 Jugette 3-Year-Old Filly Pace scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 22 at the Delaware, Ohio County Fair. Sixteen fillies will battle in two $56,544 eliminations and the top four finishers in each elimination will return for the $169,632 second heat. If a different filly wins the second heat then ...
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Takter hopes to be dancin to Jugette victory

on 09/17/2010 2:00 AM
Trainer Jimmy Takter has one Jugette victory to his credit, that coming in 2008 with Good News Lady, who won her elimination, then made an early break in the second heat and was never in contention, and came back victorious in a two-horse race-off with Sprig Hanover to take home the trophy. Takter’s hopeful for this year's Jugette at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds on Wednesday, Sept. 22, i...
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Breeders Crown rates for area hotels

on 09/17/2010 2:00 AM
Hotels nearest Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will fill quickly for Breeders Crown weekend. Those certain of attending are urged to make their arrangements as soon as possible.   The Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association has secured special rates at the following establishments on October 8 and 9. Simply mention the Breeders Crown when making your reservation.   Host Inn Residen...
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Racing Commissioners proposes less bute

on 09/17/2010 2:00 AM
The Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) Model Rules Committee voted unanimously on Friday to recommend lowering the threshold of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug phenylbutazone.   The committee acted on recommendations from the RCI Regulatory Veterinarians Committee, the RCI Drug Testing Standards and Practices Committee, the Racing Medication and Testing ...
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