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2 PA freshman trotting colts score in 1:57.3

on 08/27/2010 2:00 AM
Del Cielo, a colt by Broadway Hall, and Luckycharm Hanover, by Andover Hall, were the fastest winning colts in four divisions of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for freshman trotters Friday afternoon at The Meadows. Both scored in 1:57.3 for driver Mike Lachance.   Del Cielo, a colt out of the Malabar Man mare Not Just Blonde, took control of his $68,746 division in the last turn.   The Jea...
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Holiday Road wins Mohawk qualifier

on 08/27/2010 2:00 AM
Holiday Road was the headliner at Friday morning's qualifiers at Mohawk Racetrack. The Greg Peck pupil was victorious in his qualifying effort for driver Paul MacDonell. The 3-year-old son of Yankee Glide stopped the timer in 1:57.1 and will remain stabled in Canada in preparation for the $1 million Canadian Trotting Classic with eliminations on Sept. 11.   Peck spoke to WEG's m...
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Big Bad John impressive in Pocono PASS

on 08/26/2010 2:00 AM
Big Bad John, a two-year-old Western Hanover colt, turned in an impressive 1:53 victory in the third division of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.With David Miller in the sulky, Big Bad John sat second or third for three-quarters of the race before winning by a length and a quarter over Something For Doc (Brett Miller) with third-place going to 4-5 favori...
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Swan In A Million debuts in PA Stallion Series

on 08/26/2010 2:00 AM
Trailing by 5-1/2 lengths late in his parimutuel debut, Swan In a Million roared home like a seasoned veteran and scored in 1:57.3, fastest division of Wednesday’s Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake at The Meadows. The $80,000 event for freshman colt and gelding trotters was contested over four divisions, with Martino, Georgian Diablo and Fawkes taking the other splits. Mike Wilder dro...
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Jamieson talks Metro and 'Derby'

on 08/26/2010 2:00 AM
Driver Jody Jamieson is certainly excited for Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Once again, Jamieson will be re-united with Hypnotic Blue Chip in the $50,000 Canadian Pacing Derby elimination as well as Mystician and Up The Credit in the $40,000 Metro Stakes eliminations.Hypnotic Blue Chip has drawn post three for trainer Kevin McDermott and owner Francis Azur.The son of Art Major finished a ve...
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Red Mile barn quarantined after Strangles positive

on 08/26/2010 2:00 AM
Barn 11 at The Red Mile has been placed under quarantine after a horse in horseman Jimmy Stiltner's barn tested positive for Strangles. The barn also houses horses trained by Dane May, but as of now only the one horse, who has since been shipped off the grounds in Lexington, has come up positive.   Three horses trained by Stiltner who were in to go on the Thursday night card at The Red Mile...
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Another win for Rosecroft

on 08/26/2010 2:00 AM
On Wednesday, August 25, United States District Court Judge Richard D. Bennett denied the motions of the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, The Maryland Jockey Club and related parties to reconsider his earlier ruling in an anti-trust lawsuit filed on behalf of the owners of Rosecroft Raceway in United States District Court. Kelley Rogers, President of Cloverleaf Enterprises said, ...
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Trotting filly looks for redemption in Am-Nat

on 08/26/2010 2:00 AM
Ultimate Cameron comes into Saturday night’s $131,500 American National 3-Year-Old Filly Trot at Balmoral Park off her lone off-the-board finish this year, with the Illinois event ironically the same race eight years ago that her dam, Cameron Hall, put in her worst performance of that year as the betting favorite. Both Cameron Hall and Ultimate Cameron hail from the Bob Stewart barn, and the Ke...
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Costa Rica jogs in NJSS at Freehold

on 08/26/2010 2:00 AM
Costa Rica jogged to a 1:57.1 victory in a $35,800 New Jersey Sire Stakes at Freehold Raceway Thursday afternoon.   With regular driver Ron Pierce in the sulky, Costa Rica left the gate strongly at the start and quickly took the lead. Boinga, a Hambletonian Oaks elimination winner, also left strongly from post eight, but settled third at the pylons. Costa Rica cruised through splits of...
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Lucky Chucky tops 12 entered in Zweig

on 08/26/2010 2:00 AM
The 2010 Hambletonian runner-up and Colonial champion Lucky Chucky, trained by Chuck Sylvester, leads 12 three-year-old trotting colts heading to Tioga Downs on Sunday afternoon for two divisions of the Zweig Memorial Trot.   Coming off of a blowout performance in the $500,000 Colonial at Harrah's Chester last Sunday, where he won by more than eight lengths in a lifetime...
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Cheyenne Umberto in fastest PA Stallion Series win

on 08/25/2010 2:00 AM
Cheyenne Umberto, making only his second career start, won by a whisker over Voice Of Truth (Mark Lewis) in a thrilling stretch drive between the 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The stretch duel between the freshman pacers came in the eighth and final division of The Stallion Series. The divisions carried purses of $20,000 each.Trained by Robert S...
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Soph fillies featured in NYSS

on 08/25/2010 2:00 AM
A night after the freshmen came to play, Yonkers Raceway welcomed their immediate elders. Tuesday  evening's $281,050 New York Sire Stakes Scarsdale Trot for 3-year-old fillies went in five divisions.Munis Blue Chip (Ray Schnittker) did nothing to diminish her standing in the sire stakes sewing circle, strolling in the second non-wagering division.Sent right to the lead from post position No....
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Four Starz Molly wins Harrington debut

on 08/25/2010 2:00 AM
Four Starzzzz Stable’s Four Starz Molly ($11.40, Montrell Teague) made her Harrington Raceway debut a winning one Tuesday, capturing the $20,000 Mares Open in 1:54.2.   The George Teague trainee found room up the back stretch approaching three quarters and charged home through the stretch to reel in pacesetting Ireneonthemove, who held second, while Rusty Again closed ground for third. &...
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Obituary for Dr. Ken Seeber

on 08/25/2010 2:00 AM
Dr. Kenneth P. Seeber, 66, of Glenfield, N.Y., died Monday, August 23, with his four children by his side.   Dr. Seeber, son of Kenneth and Evelyn Seeber, was born on October 14, 1943, on Oneonta, New York. Dr. Seeber was raised in Glens Falls, N.Y., and graduated from Glens Falls High School in June of 1961. Dr. Seeber enrolled in the College of Agriculture at Cornell University...
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Blue Rock out for year; Burke still with 3 Jug eligibles

on 08/25/2010 2:00 AM
With the first of two Little Brown Jug Future Wagers available beginning Thursday, trainer Ron Burke has four entries among the 23 horses listed. However, Blue Rock (#5) has been scratched out of the Jug Future, with Burke telling harnessracing.com Wednesday morning only that a decision was made to end the season for the sophomore gelding following a third-place finish in an overnight Aug. 21 at M...
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No conflicts on PASS 3CT leaderboard

on 08/25/2010 2:00 AM
Four of the eight 3-year-old male trotters at the top of the leaderboard for the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes (PASS) championship, scheduled for Sept. 4 at The Meadows, competed in the recent $1.5 million Hambletonian final, including elimination winners Cassis and Pilgrims Taj (the 2009 PASS 2-year-old colt trot champion), who stand first and fifth in the PASS standings, respectively. Other PASS lea...
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PASS championship draw schedule

on 08/25/2010 2:00 AM
Horsemen are reminded to be aware of the draw schedule for Pennsylvania’s Sire Stakes Championships and Consolations and Stallion Series Championships, with $2,320,000 at stake over the extended Labor Day weekend.   The Meadows will host the 3YO Sire Stakes Championships ($200,000 each) and Consolations ($50,000 each, after a boost from the horsemen), making it a “Million Dollar Sire St...
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Lexington Selected Yearling Sale catalog

on 08/25/2010 2:00 AM
The catalog for this fall's Lexington Selected Yearling Sale is now available on the company's website, www.lexingtonselected.com. The printed version will mail early next week and should be in buyers' mailboxes by the end of August.   Those wishing to view the online catalog should click on the "Sale Roster" link in the left column of the front page. On that roster page, one has the option...
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Final figures for Meadowlands meet

on 08/25/2010 2:00 AM
The Hambletonian’s global impact continued to grow in 2010 as record European wagering helped produce the third-highest handle in harness history on Aug. 7. Total wagering for the 2010 harness meet was $284,540,800 for 121 racing dates, a $2,351,576 average per card (vs. $2,399,856 per card for the 147-date meet in 2009). The average represents a two percent decline from the 2009 figure.  ...
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Three byes for Cane Pace final

on 08/25/2010 2:00 AM
With BG’s Folly, Delmarvalous and One More Laugh receiving byes directly into the $300,000 Cane Pace final on Labor Day at Freehold Raceway, just five of the eight sophomore male pacers going postward in a single $100,000 elim this Saturday afternoon will advance. Meanwhile the Lou Babic for freshman pacing colts drew seven entrants.   Included among the field of eight is Woodstock, whose...
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