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Colonial Downs ready to open harness meet

on 09/07/2010 2:00 AM
Colonial Downs will open its barn area this Thursday, Sept. 9, to begin ushering in some 700 horses expected to compete at the track’s 13th annual harness race season, which will kick off Friday, Sept. 17.   The annual eight-week fall campaign will continue through Nov. 6, with racing slated every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday. A pair of Friday cards have been scheduled--op...
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Put On A Show delivers in Simcoe

on 09/06/2010 2:00 AM
With the Fan Hanover Stakes winner Western Silk scratched from the event, it was the lone millionaire in the field Put On A Show taking home the lone $235,786 Simcoe Stakes division.   Put On A Show (Tim Tetrick) settled away in fourth then cleared to the lead over Northwest Hanover (Scott Zeron) past the half in :55.2. From that point it was all her nine rivals could do to keep up with ...
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Shark Gesture's break a mystery

on 09/06/2010 2:00 AM
Shark Gesture's uncharacteristic break in stride while competing in the Canadian Pacing Derby on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack has left his connections perplexed, but they have no reason to believe that the Shark won't be back in the water, er, on the track, soon.   The track condition was sloppy at Mohawk, but trainer Larry Remmen wasn't ready to take the easy...
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One More Laugh coasts to Cane victory

on 09/06/2010 2:00 AM
The $300,000 Cane Pace appeared to be a fabulous tune-up for the Little Brown Jug for One More Laugh. Driver Tim Tetrick decided to take control of the race from post one with One More Laugh, forcing Brian Sears into the pocket with Delmarvalous in a :26.2 first quarter after Sears came up alongside briefly.   One More Laugh set a serious pace with fractions of :54.4 and 1:23 and ...
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Career best for 3YO filly Anndrovette in NYSS

on 09/06/2010 2:00 AM
The filly Anndrovette continued her winning ways with a career-best 1:52.1 performance in the opening division of Labor Day's $146,073 New York Sires Stakes headliner for 3-year-old pacing distaffers at Vernon Downs.   Taking on five formidable rivals in Monday afternoon's third event, Anndrovette called all the shots en route to a five-length tally over Crown Lady.  She paid $2.2...
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Jesse's Messenger beaten by Victory Is Coming

on 09/06/2010 2:00 AM
Victory Is Coming beat reigning Ohio Horse of the Year Jesse’s Messenger in the $36,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for sophomore filly trotters at Scioto Downs on Monday afternoon. It was the first time Jesse’s Messenger has ever lost a race at Scioto Downs, and also the first time she’s lost to an Ohio-sired competitor.   Victory Is Coming had post one, but Jesse’s Messenger left faster fro...
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Wink N Atcha romps as PASS 2YO finals held

on 09/05/2010 2:00 AM
One day after The Meadows hosted the four Pennsylvania Sire Stakes (PASS) championships for 3 year olds, the scene shifted to Harrah's Chester for a quartet of $200,000 finals for 2 year olds. Coming up with wins in their respective $200,000 contests were Beatgoeson Hanover, Cold Mist, Not Nice and Wink N Atcha.   Beatgoeson Hanover, a son of Andover Hall out of the world-champion mare Beat...
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Hall to be honored Labor Day at Scioto

on 09/05/2010 2:00 AM
Prior to the start of the Labor Day afternoon racing program at Scioto Downs, there will be a brief ceremony to pay tribute to Ohio horseman Justin Hall.   Hall was severely injured in a racing accident last Labor Day week at an Ohio fair. He lay in a medically-induced coma for two months as doctors grappled with treating his brain trauma. His family and central Ohio horsemen were very supp...
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Joe De Fino wins Babic

on 09/04/2010 2:00 AM
Joe De Fino won the $108,300 Lou Babic for freshman colt pacers at Freehold on Saturday Sept.4. Yannick Gingras was in the bike for trainer Jimmy Takter and owners Christina Takter, John Fielding and the Defino Pyonteck Stable.From post four Gingras sat through an opening panel of :27.1, then sent his colt in a successful search for the lead before a :56.4 half. After that, the Western Ideal colt ...
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Dancinwiththestarz, We Will See star in PA

on 09/04/2010 2:00 AM
World champion Dancinwiththestarz enhanced her status as Pennsylvania’s best pacing filly Saturday as she captured her second straight Sires Stakes championship at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino. She joins Armbro Dancer, Western Graduate and Coulantine as the only back-to-back titlists since Pennsylvania introduced championship legs.   The power-packed “Pennsylvania Harness Cha...
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Roadside Delight 1:53.2 NYSS winner

on 09/04/2010 2:00 AM
Roadside Delight was looking for his third New York Sire Stakes victory in a row on Saturday night at Tioga Downs, but his toughest competition to date was lined up next to him.   Trainer Richard “Nifty” Norman called on Down Under native Andrew McCarthy for the driving assignment and McCarthy sent the 2-year old Bettor’s Delight-Road Sign son to the front from post position five. The...
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Mystician upsets in million-dollar Metro

on 09/04/2010 2:00 AM
Mystician, craftily handled by Jody Jamieson, exploded in mid-stretch to pull off a 29-1 shocker in the $1 million Metro Pace, the richest harness race on the continent for two-year-olds, Saturday at Mohawk.   Mystician, who enjoyed a pocket trip behind pacesetter Prodigal Seelster after leading the field to the opening quarter in :27.2, rallied from third, blowing by Great Vintage, who ha...
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Idyllic rides pocket to She's A Great Lady win

on 09/04/2010 2:00 AM
The Casie Coleman trainees Idyllic and Pretty Katherine finished 1-2 in the $688,000 Shes A Great Lady final, with Idyllic pulling clear to win in 1:53.   Idyllic was sent off the wings of the gate by driver David Miller from post four and cleared to the lead comfortably before the opening quarter of :27.4. Mark MacDonald steered heavily favored Pretty Katherine into the three hole, but was...
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Doc's Yankee headed to Jug after OSS win

on 09/04/2010 2:00 AM
Northfield Park hosted the Scarlet And Gray Stakes for veteran Ohio-breds Saturday night and the evening started with a bang as Dave Palone steered Tom’s OK Lady ($2.20) to a track-record equaling 1:56 win in the $32,000 Mare Trot.   The record she tied was her own, set in last year’s Scarlet And Gray. BV’s Sister set the fractions, but Palone pulled the Ron Burke-trainee from third...
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Won The West wins Derby; Shark breaks

on 09/04/2010 2:00 AM
Just like last year, Won The West appears to be hitting his best form in the latter half of the year. He raced in the outer tier in the first turn at Mohawk Racetrack Saturday night, then picked up cover and kicked home with a big burst of speed to win the $780,000 Canadian Pacing Derby in 1:51.2 over a track rated "sloppy" due to rain.   Shark Gesture, the defending Canadian Pacing Derby c...
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Simcoes to Muscle Massive, Break The Bank K

on 09/04/2010 2:00 AM
Hambletonian winner Muscle Massive was back in action at Mohawk Saturday night and jogged to a 1:56.1 victory in a $127,947 Simcoe division. But the biggest news came in the second split when Break The Bank K, who had broken stride in his previous start in a New Jersey Sire Stakes, won by 13 1/2 lengths in 1:54.   Break The Bank K, a hombred owned by Bob Key, was the betting favorite in his...
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Black Book catalog now online

on 09/03/2010 2:00 AM
The 2010 edition of The Black Book Volume 1 is now available online at www.theblackbook.com. The website contains the complete pedigrees of the 1155 yearlings consigned to Harrisburg.   The pedigrees of the yearlings on the site may be accessed by gait, sire, dam, sex, hip no. and consignor.  In addition, Catalog downloads are available by clicking on the links of the pedigree pac...
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2,500 miles and counting for Kramer

on 09/03/2010 2:00 AM
Although his travels over the past seven days admittedly have left him a bit fatigued, Michigan-based horseman Brad Kramer said Thursday night at The Red Mile that there is still plenty of energy left in his tank. Over the past week the 53-year-old Kramer has shuffled back and forth from his home base at Hazel Park in Michigan and Kentucky’s The Red Mile, also working in a stop at Balmoral Park ...
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Just call Marohn 'The Godfather'

on 09/03/2010 2:00 AM
An old proverb says "the best laid plans of mice and men sometimes go awry," and that would be a good way to describe Monticello Raceway’s Godfather Pace which was won for the second consecutive season by Jimmy Marohn.   Though the race was  the eighth and final leg of Monticello Raceway’s Heritage Drivers Series for reinsmen of Italian extraction, it also carried a sub-t...
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Forward, Piroski, Wallis receive lengthy ORC suspensions

on 09/03/2010 2:00 AM
In keeping with the mandate of the Ontario Racing Commission to protect the integrity of racing and maintain the fairness of the sport, the director has ordered the immediate suspension of the licenses of three people: Brad Forward, Gene Piroski and Kevin Wallis. In addition, the director has issued proposed orders to suspend their licences for an extended period, and ordered fines. The ORC Inves...
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