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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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Am Nat 3YO Trots Saturday at Balmoral

on 08/25/2010 2:00 AM
The first round of American-National Stakes at Balmoral Park outside Chicago gets underway this weekend with races for 3-year-old male and female trotters.   Hambletonian third-place finisher Wishing Stone, who has $250,389 on his card this year and has yet to win a race in seven starts, heads a field of 10 going for the $150,000 purse in the race for 3-year-old male trotters. Dave Mag...
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Creme De Cocoa surges to Kentuckiana win

on 08/25/2010 2:00 AM
Homebred Creme De Cocoa and trainer D.R. Ackerman gutted out a narrow victory in the $161,800 Kentuckiana Stallion Management Stake for freshman filly trotters Wednesday, August 25 at Indiana Downs. The Chocolatier 2 year old slugged it out with Angelette Hanover and Brian Sears in the stretch before reaching the wire a neck in front in 1:57.2. Tawesome More and Andy Miller finished a length ...
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Freshmen fillies shine in NYSS

on 08/24/2010 2:00 AM
Monday night offered the first local look at the Empire's freshmen fillies, with Yonkers Raceway hosting  the $233,675 New York Sire Stakes Mike Cohen Trot.         A pair of off-card events featured a pair of on-form young ladies.Jezzy (Ray Schnittker) remained perfect in the $46,195 opener, defeating Oakiedokie Hanover (Yannick Gingras) by 3 3/4 lengt...
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Real Amor rallies for Stallion Series win

on 08/24/2010 2:00 AM
Passed at the three-quarters and in danger of falling back, Real Amor showed real spunk and rallied to capture the fastest division of Monday’s $120,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake at The Meadows. The event for freshman filly pacers was conducted over six divisions, with Highly Thought Of, Sara’s Dragon, NY Yankees, Nutmegs Cider and Quik Pulse Daisy taking the other splits. Brett ...
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Mattox’s Spencer wins Pocono feature

on 08/24/2010 2:00 AM
Mattox’s Spencer, moving up in the claiming ranks, produced a 1:53.1 victory over a sloppy racetrack Monday evening at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.In the featured $20,000 claiming race for horses, colts and geldings, Mattox’s Spencer sat third for the opening split after leaving from the No. 1 post with Matt Kakaley in the sulky.Kakaley made his move before the clubhouse turn to become the new...
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Tactician fastest in freshman KYSS action

on 08/24/2010 2:00 AM
Kentucky Sire Stakes action began at The Red Mile on Monday night. Two year olds were on the track, with a single split going postward for the filly pacers and a pair of divisions for the filly trotters, colt trotters and colt pacers.   Feels Good, a daughter of Mr. Feelgood out of the Camluck mare Maryanne Supreme, won the $30,000 KYSS division for freshman filly pacers with a 1:...
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25 overnights added to Jug week in Ohio

on 08/24/2010 2:00 AM
The Delaware, Ohio County Fair has added 25 new overnight races to its 2010 schedule to provide more racing opportunities for Ohio-bred horses.   “Certainly we’ve had a reduction in the number of Ohio Breeders Championship and New Century-eligible horses,” said Tom Wright, director of racing. “Our goal is to make the racing more competitive and we must go outside our stakes and...
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