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Don't Know Chip wins Pocono feature

on 09/01/2010 2:00 AM
Don’t Know Chip, driven by Tyler Buter, won the $24,000 open handicap trot at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Tuesday night.Buter, leaving from the No. 1 post, was sixth at the opening quarter with Speed Bomb (Matt Kakaley) showing the way. First split was timed in 27 seconds and half in 56.3 with Speed Bomb on top.Don’t Know Chip was taken second over behind Dennis (Andrew McCarthy) going down th...
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Big cheering section for Big Jim in Metro

on 09/01/2010 2:00 AM
Longtime horse owner Jim Carr has a million reasons to be excited about this coming Saturday night as his colt, Big Jim will headline the $1 million Metro Pace at Mohawk Racetrack.If Big Jim should be victorious in the event, the Hamilton, Ont. resident would love nothing more then to see the winners circle packed with kids to get their picture taken with his horse. Carr realizes that struggles th...
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Special Sunday night card at Mohawk

on 09/01/2010 2:00 AM
Racing fans are reminded that Mohawk Racetrack will host a special Sunday program of racing this weekend with first post scheduled for 7:30 p.m. The featured event will be the Simcoe Stakes for the top 3-year-old pacing fillies in North America.   Horsemen are asked to note that the draw for Sunday will take place Wednesday morning. They are also reminded that qualifiers have been move...
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Hanover NJ Classic videos now available

on 09/01/2010 2:00 AM
The Hanover Shoe Farms videos for those yearlings selling at the New Jersey Classic on Sunday, September 12 are now available at the Hanover website www.hanoverpa.com.  To access the videos please select the year of foaling (2009) and the sale location (NJ Classic) and they will be available.
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Muscle Massive returns in Saturday Simcoe

on 09/01/2010 2:00 AM
Muscle Massive, making his first appearance since winning the $1.5 million Hambletonian Aug. 7 at the Meadowlands, will start from post seven in the first of two $127,947 Simcoe divisions Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Also in that race are Ontario Sire Stakes Gold winner Text Me and Stanley Dancer Memorial division winner He’s A Demon, while the second split appears on paper to be evenly m...
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Vintage Master scratched from Canadian Pacing Derby

on 09/01/2010 2:00 AM
Vintage Master, who was scheduled to compete in this Saturday's $780,000 Canadian Pacing Derby at Mohawk Racetrack, has been withdrawn after spiking a fever.   The 4-year-old son of Western Ideal-Vintage Art was one of three horses to accept a bye straight into the final after last competing in the Haughton Memorial on August 20 at the Meadowlands. He had received the bye on the strength of...
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California woman looking for first harness win

on 09/01/2010 2:00 AM
Karen Isbell is looking to put herself into the record books at Cal-Expo on Friday night as she attempts to add a harness winner’s circle picture to the ones she already has for guiding Thoroughbreds, Arabians, Quarter Horses and Mules to victory.   Isbell is scheduled to make her pari-mutuel sulky debut behind Artilda in the third race, then guides OK Shark in the fourth and has Che...
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KY racetrack foe running for governor

on 09/01/2010 2:00 AM
Kentucky state senator David Williams, who has been adamantly opposed to any expansion of gaming at Kentucky racetracks, has announced that he is running for governor in 2011, and that his running mate will be Richie Farmer, the state's current Commissioner of Agriculture and a former University of Kentucky basketball player during the Rick Pitino era. Farmer was a starting guard on the popular 19...
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Big night at Northfield on Saturday

on 09/01/2010 2:00 AM
The combination of four Scarlet and Gray Stakes for veteran Ohio-bred pacers and trotters, and the Ohio Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colts and gelding of both gaits, make Saturday, Sept. 4, Northfield’s richest night of racing in 2010, with $260,000 in purses on the 14-race card which kicks off at 7 pm (EDT).   The $33,000 Scarlet and Gray Mare Trot, the third race of the night, features de...
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Jug to be limited to 24 horses in 2012

on 09/01/2010 2:00 AM
Starting in 2012,  for the 67th Little Brown Jug,  the maximum number of starters will be 24.  This is a reduction from the current limit of 30 starters.   Beginning in 2012, if more than 24 horses declare in to start, the field will be limited to the 24 horses with the highest lifetime earnings.   “The 24 limit rule puts everybody on the gate,” said Phil Terry, ge...
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Chocolatier filly wins $100,000 NJSS final

on 09/01/2010 2:00 AM
Pilgrims Truffles, a daughter of Chocolatier, won the biggest race of her young career with a 2:00.2 victory in the $100,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Premium Division championship final for 2-year-old trotting fillies today at Freehold Raceway.   With Jim Meittinis driving, the filly sat second through most of the race until the stretch and drew off to win by a length and a half over Caitir (...
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Jezzy wins by 13, sets track record

on 09/01/2010 2:00 AM
If Jezzy isn’t the best 2-year-old trotting filly in the country at this time, then she is definitely among the best. On the hot and sunny afternoon of Sept. 1,  the undefeated daughter of Credit Winner  jogged  to yet another easy victory, winning her division of the$160,000 New York Sire Stakes for freshmen trotting fillies in a track record of 2:00.2 at Monticello Raceway....
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"It was like winning the Stanley Cup at home"

on 08/31/2010 2:00 AM
Fresh off Monday night's victory in the $161,250 Frank Ryan Memorial Trot at Rideau Carleton Raceway with Slave Dream, trainer Frank O'Reilly couldn't be any happier. O'Reilly is a native of Wolf Lake, Ontario which makes Rideau Carleton Raceway O'Reilly's home track growing up.Slave Dream now has seasonal earnings of $340,965 in just seven starts thanks to a much desired victory in the $300,000 N...
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Former claimer Fox Valley Armor wins at The Meadows

on 08/31/2010 2:00 AM
A high-priced claimer for most of the year, Fox Valley Armor may have left those ranks behind forever when he captured Monday’s $22,500 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows for his fifth consecutive victory. Fox Valley Armor won a single race in 2009 but has been much sharper this year, working his way up to the $30,000 claiming level and finally to Monday’s Preferred Handicap. He got a...
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Anndrovette in track record NYSS win

on 08/31/2010 2:00 AM
New York Sire Stakes action continued Monday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $276,912 Rye Pace for 3-year-old fillies.Anndrovette (Jason Bartlett), making her third start for trainer Mark Kesmodel, blitzed the first of three $92,304 divisions. Leaving from post position No. 3 and leaving everyone else in the dust, she rolled through numbers of :27.3, :56.2; 1:24.2 and 1:52.3. Anndrovette h...
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No crying for Roy Orbisong in Harrington record

on 08/31/2010 2:00 AM
Daryl Bier’s Roy Orbisong ($13.20) equaled the all-aged track record at Harrington Raceway Monday, by winning the $20,000 Open Pace in 1:50.4. The 5-year-old Ft. Apache Hanover gelding equaled the mark set by Spirit of a Shark in 2006. Roy Orbison is also trained and driven by Bier.   Sniper Hall set fractions of :27, :55.3 and 1:23 while Roy Orbisong mounted his attack first-over. I...
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Brooks returns to federal detention center

on 08/31/2010 2:00 AM
Newsday.com is reporting that David Brooks is being transferred back to a federal detention center on Tuesday, Aug. 31 after spending more than a week in the Nassau County jail. Brooks had lodged a series of complaints about his treatment in the detention center. Brooks is still awaiting a verdict in the $185-million fraud case involving body armor company DHB Industries. The jury has sent severa...
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Mighty M will be the scene of the Caretakers Classic

on 08/31/2010 2:00 AM
Monticello Raceway, the Catskill Mountain racetrack that has offered  such “unforgettable” events as the Battle of the Bosses, the Legal Eagle Pace, The Elephantonian, the Little Grey Jug, the Au Revoir, the Lady Godiva, the Metamucil Mile, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Pace and the Passover Pace, to name a few, is at it again.   Coming on Wednesday, Sept. 8, and Thursday, ...
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Big night at Mohawk on Saturday

on 08/31/2010 2:00 AM
Many of North America’s best trotters and pacers will assemble at Mohawk Racetrack this Saturday night as the Campbellville oval plays host to one of the biggest programs of the season which includes the $1 million Metro Pace, $688,000 Shes A Great Lady Stakes and the $780,000 Canadian Pacing Derby.   The Metro final was established after a quartet of eliminations was held this past Sat...
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Co-favorites named in first Jug Future pool

on 08/30/2010 2:00 AM
One More Laugh and Rock N Roll Heaven are solid co-favorites in the first of two future wagering pools for the 2010 Little Brown Jug. The two colts are 3-1 following four days of wagering.   “This is a very close race and these two colts seem to stand out in the early betting,” said Phil Terry, general manager and director of marketing for the Delaware County Fair. “We had a lot of pa...
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