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Tight Pants wins stakes at Freehold

on 09/15/2010 2:00 AM
Tight Pants coasted to a 2 3/4- length victory, capturing the $59,000 Marion Dancer Trot in 2:02 flat on Wednesday at Freehold Raceway. The Muscles Yankee filly was virtually unchallenged in picking up her second straight victory.  She has finished in-the-money in four of five career outings, banking $39,380.   Andy Miller drove Tight Pants who is trained by Nifty Norman and ...
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Ouellette likes Crys Dream's chances

on 09/15/2010 2:00 AM
This Saturday night Mohawk Racetrack will offer one of its richest race cards of the year. The $1 million Canadian Trotting Classic will be featured along with the $500,000 William Wellwood Memorial, $466,000 Peaceful Way Stakes and a lone elimination of the Milton Stakes for the continent's best older pacing mares.   Crys Dream is one filly that will headline the Peaceful Way Stakes for 2-...
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Higher And Higher wins in 1:50.4 at Pocono

on 09/15/2010 2:00 AM
Higher And Higher, driven by Jim Morrill Jr., won her second straight race and fourth in eight starts this season Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The filly scored in 1:50.4, just a fifth of a second off of her lifetime mark.   The 3-year-old Western Terror filly, trained by Paul Reid, was coming off a 1:52.1 win at Harrah’s Chester Downs.   Special Sweetheart (Matt ...
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Favorites deliver in NYSS

on 09/14/2010 2:00 AM
The Empire's glamor gang returned downstate Monday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the  $277,962 New York Sire Stakes Jim Crawford Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings.A trio of $92,634 divisions went postward over "good" ground, with all three favorites delivering on their promises to the public.Defending NYSS champ He's Gorgeous (Jim Morrill Jr.) overcame a rotten draw (post position ...
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NYSS 2FPs in action Wednesday at Monticello

on 09/14/2010 2:00 AM
Over $160,000 will be up for grabs for 2 year-old filly pacers in the New York Sire Stakes at Monticello Raceway on Wednesday afternoon. As the 2010 NYSS season nears its ending the fillies will be fighting for a berth in the $175,000 final at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday, Sept. 25 and those who have entered are this year’s cream of the crop.   In the first $53,609...
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Ultimate Cameron romps in Red Mile qualifier

on 09/14/2010 2:00 AM
After a pair of off-the-board finishes in her last two starts since finishing second in the $750,000 Hambletonian Oaks in early August, Ultimate Cameron romped home an open-lengths winner in a Tuesday-morning qualifier at The Red Mile as the 3-year-old filly trotter prepares for the upcoming Breeders Crown at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. With Don Irvine Jr. driving for trainer Bob Stewart, Ultima...
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One elim for Milton; Tug River Princess gets bye

on 09/14/2010 2:00 AM
There will be just one elimination for the Milton Stakes this Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack. The best older pacing mares will in town as part of a lucrative race card which includes the $1 million Canadian Trotting Classic, $500,000 William Wellwood Memorial and the $466,000 Peaceful Way Stakes.   With 11 horses entered for this Saturday's lone elimination, Tug River Princess has received ...
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David Brooks found guilty on all charges

on 09/14/2010 2:00 AM
The  eight-month long trial of DHB body armor industrialist David Brooks (Bulletproof Enterprises) finally came to a verdict on Tuesday, Sept., 14, when he was convicted on all of the counts against him – 17 total  at his huge stock fraud trial in federal court in Central Islip, N.Y.. His co-defendant, Sandra Hatfield, was found guilty of 14 of the 16 counts against her. After hea...
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Attention! Trainers of Jug, Jugette horses

on 09/14/2010 2:00 AM
All horses that compete in either the Little Brown Jug or Jugette are placed in a detention barn and are required to remain in detention until the completion of the race. The Delaware County Fair has issued the following notice regarding the policy requiring horses to reside in the Jug or Jugette barn before the race.   Below is the notice: For your convenience, the Jugette Barn will be op...
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Entry fees for Jug, Jugette due this week

on 09/14/2010 2:00 AM
Attention  horsemen!  Starting fees for the Jugette and Little Brown Jug are due  five days before the date of the races. The deadline for the $4,000 Jugette starting fee is 10 am Friday, Sept. 17, and the deadline for the Jug payment of $6,000 is 10 am Saturday, Sept. 18.   The draw for post positions for the Jugette will be Friday morning, Sept. 17, and the Little Brown Jug...
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Lucky Jim returns Friday in Credit Winner

on 09/14/2010 2:00 AM
After a brief, seven-week layoff from July 24 through Sept. 11, Lucky Jim will make his return to the racetrack on Friday, Sept. 17, in the $195,000 Credit Winner at Vernon Downs.   Although his 1:54 qualifier at Harrah’s Chester on Sept. 11 was impressive with a final panel of :27.4, the 5-year old son of SJ’s Photo-Hawaiian Sierra will face the best trotters in North Am...
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Kirty Dream's 1:54.2 sets stakes mark

on 09/14/2010 2:00 AM
Kirty Dream (above) controlled his rivals early, then mounted a successful assault on the clock as he captured a division of Tuesday’s Keystone Classic at The Meadows in a stakes record and career-best 1:54.2. The $93,801 event for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters was contested over three divisions, with Pilgrims Chuckie and Pretty Boy Lindy taking the other splits — both for John Cam...
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With more horses sold, average drops at NJ sale

on 09/13/2010 2:00 AM
A tight economy and the addition of 59  more horses seemed to set the stage for a drop in the average price for the yearlings sold at the 2010 New Jersey Classic Yearling Sale, held Sunday, Sept. 12, at the Horse Park of New Jersey. A total of 240 yearlings were sold (246 cataloged), with the average price $6,028. The gross dropped from $1,527,400 to $1,446,900.   Last year just 1...
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Average climbs 6.4% at Canadian Open

on 09/13/2010 2:00 AM
The Ontario yearling market is alive and well, as the results of the Canadian Open show. The two-day sale, conducted Sept. 11 and 12, concluded with an average price of $16,160, a 6.4 percent increase over last year's average of $15,191. Further demonstrating the strength of the sale, a total of 289 yearlings were sold at this year's two-day auction, up from the 257 head sold at last year's sale. ...
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Transcending repeats in Meadows feature

on 09/13/2010 2:00 AM
Transcending took his time making the front Monday, but once there, he was unassailable in capturing his second straight $22,500 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows. Leaving from post 5, Transcending was parked for much of a first quarter in 27 before clearing to the lead. Dave Palone worked out a comfortable 29.4 second panel for the 6-year-old son of Grinfromeartoear-Apopka Denise, and t...
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Foiled Again, Hypnotic Blue Chip win Quillen elims

on 09/13/2010 2:00 AM
Foiled Again and Hypnotic Blue Chip were winners in their respective $30,000 eliminations for the Bobby Quillen Memorial Final at Harrington Raceway on Monday, Sept.13.In the first elimination, Foiled Again and driver Yannick Gingras went wire-to-wire in 1:50.3 to hold off the late rush of Clear Vision and win by one length for owners Burke, Racing Weaver Bruscemi and JJK Stables and trainer Ron B...
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Put On A Show does just that in Nadia Lobell

on 09/13/2010 2:00 AM
Put On A Show held off the late rally of Dancinwiththestarz to win the $171,000 Nadia Lobell at The Red Mile on Monday night. With a powerful move on the backstretch, Put On A Show took control of the race and then cruised home to a career-best 1:49.4 tally over her archrival Dancinwiththestarz.   Not eligible to next week's Jugette, Put On A Show will now ship back...
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Countdown to Ill. Super Night begins

on 09/12/2010 2:00 AM
The countdown to Super Night 2010 began in earnest at Balmoral Park on Saturday, Sept. 11, with 13 of the 14 races on the card serving as elimination’s for next Saturday’s Super Night festivities. A total of eight championship tilts will be contested by Illinois’ finest pacers and trotters next week with more than $1.5 million in purse money up for grabs. Freshmen pacing fillies kicked off t...
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Coleman wins record 6, including two Champlains 2FPs

on 09/12/2010 2:00 AM
Trainer Casie Coleman equaled the record for wins on a single program on the WEG/OJC Circuit for a trainer by sending out six winners Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. In the early years of the OJC, records were not kept; therefore, Coleman has equaled Kevin McMaster's modern day record which was set on Jan. 8, 2001 at Woodbine Racetrack. All six winners were piloted by Mark MacDonald, who ...
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The Red Mile hosts rich sire stakes finals

on 09/12/2010 2:00 AM
Joe's Miss Daisy kicked off the opening leg of the Kentucky Sires Stakes finals with an 8-length, 1:54 win in the $300,000 freshman filly pace at The Red Mile on Sunday evening, Sept. 12.   With Dan Noble in the bike for trainer Johnson Hill, Jr., who owns the Jenna's Beach Boy filly with partner Brent Tartar, the post time favorite sat second through opening fractions of :27.2 and :56.1, t...
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