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OK Commander on track to return in Simcoe

on 08/17/2010 2:00 AM
Trainer Gregg McNair told harnessracing.com Monday that OK Commander, who won his Meadowlands Pace elimination but then was not entered in the $1 million final after coming up lame after the elim due to what the conditioner said was an abscess in a leg, is on schedule for an early September return to the racetrack. McNair said he plans on training OK Commander on Wednesday and that he has pencile...
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Despite 1:10 half, Settlemoir can't hold off Roman at Mighty M

on 08/17/2010 2:00 AM
On Monday afternoon, Monticello Raceway presented its second Battle of the Braintrusts, a non-wagering race  with the horses driven by executives. At the lines were Shawn Wiles, Monticello Raceway’s assistant general manager; Jason Settlemoir, the VP of racing at Tioga and Vernon Downs; Vic Harrison, the executive secretary of the Virginia Racing Commission; and Larry Roman, the CEO of...
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More Review action at Springfield

on 08/17/2010 2:00 AM
More Review stakes were contested at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield on Tuesday. Among the winners was Ax Man, a 2-year-old gelding by Tom Ridge, who trotted his last quarter in :26.4 to win in 2:02.3.   Ax Man is trained by Peter Wrenn, but was driven by Brandon Simpson. Simpson kept the tempo slow after reaching the quarter in :30. Ax Man loafed to the half in 1:03--a :33 seco...
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Schedule changes for next week at Indy Downs

on 08/17/2010 2:00 AM
The racing schedule at Indiana Downs has been changed for the week of August 22–August 28 to accommodate maintenance on the racing surface. The Kentuckiana trot (2-year-old fillies) and Circle City trot (2-year-old colts) will be moved to Wednesday, Aug. 25. The box will close on Saturday, Aug. 21, at 1 pm. Race cards for Monday, Aug. 23, and Tuesday, Aug. 24, have been cancelled so new ...
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Tawesome More debuts with Circle City score

on 08/17/2010 2:00 AM
Tawesome More made her debut a winning one Tuesday, August 17, cruising to a 1:58 victory in the $50,000 Circle City for two-year-old filly trotters at Indiana Downs. The 1-2 favorite, guided by Andy Miller for trainer Tony Alagna, crossed the wire four and one-quarter lengths in front of Finaltab Hanover and Ricky Macomber. Always Yours, driven by trainer Dan Shetler, finished third.   Bre...
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Fox Stake attracts five-horse field

on 08/17/2010 2:00 AM
A compact field of five freshman pacing colts will line up behind the gate Friday, August 20 in the 84th renewal of the Fox Stake. The event is part of a 12-race Grand Circuit program slated at the Indiana State Fair. The card will begin with a 10 a.m. first post.   Trainer Perry Smith has entered three colts in the $47,685 Fox Stake. Western Ideal freshman Best Man Hanover will start from ...
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Blanchard leaving WEG, joining Western Fair

on 08/16/2010 2:00 AM
Western Fair Raceway is pleased to announce the appointment of Greg Blanchard as assistant race manager and announcer. He will assume his duties in mid-September.   "We like Greg's personality, his character and his passion for racing all of which make him a great fit for us," noted Western Fair’s chief executive officer Hugh Mitchell. "I had the opportunity to work with Greg during my ...
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Ohio Sire Stakes leg rescheduled

on 08/16/2010 2:00 AM
The second leg of the Ohio Sires Stakes 2-year-old colt pace and trot that was postponed this past Saturday when heavy rains forced the cancellation of the races at Scioto Downs, will be rescheduled for this Saturday, Aug. 21.   "The Ohio Standardbred Development Fund Committee members asked General Manager and Racing Secretary Stacy Cahill to add the four OSS races to the August 21 ca...
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Short fields for Reviews at Springfield

on 08/16/2010 2:00 AM
Onhishonor Hanover won the $20,000 Little Pat/Review Stakes for 2-year-old pacing colts on Monday afternoon at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, cruising to an open-lengths score in 1:54.   The three-horse field also included Ideal Joe, who broke stride in the first turn while on the lead, and Gregorian Flaw. Onhishonor Hanove, a colt by Cam's Card Shark, assumed the lead when Id...
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Listing of Harrisburg yearlings now online

on 08/16/2010 2:00 AM
The complete roster of the 1,149 yearlings consigned to the 2010 Harrisburg select sale is now online. It may be found at www.theblackbook.com.  The roster may be accessed by trotters and pacers, colts and fillies, as well as by consignors and sires.   The yearlings include strong representation by all of harness racing's prominent and most successful  sires. Also included are&nbs...
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Two Jug futures coming up; first starts Aug. 26

on 08/16/2010 2:00 AM
Future wagering on the Little Brown Jug will be offered twice leading up to the 65th renewal of the 3-year-old pacing classic at the Delaware, Ohio County Fair.  Each wager will be for a period of four days.   Wagers will be accepted at racetracks and pari-mutuel sites throughout North America and Europe. The future wager allows fans to bet early on all 3 year olds. The minim...
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Hambletonian Oaks rematch in Moni Maker

on 08/16/2010 2:00 AM
Bar Slide, fresh off her Aug. 7 victory in the Hambletonian Oaks, has drawn post eight in Thursday night's $232,750 Moni Maker 3-Year-Old Filly Trot at The Red Mile. Oaks runner-up Ultimate Cameron will leave from post four and Oaks third-place finisher Springtime Volo will leave from post five in the 12-horse field that was limited to the 12 richest entries.   Bar Slide, trained by Joe Hol...
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1:53 dead heat at Harrington

on 08/16/2010 2:00 AM
In what is believed to be the fastest dead heat in track history, Baron Racing and Green Racing’s Mystique Cruiser ($2.40, Victor Kirby) and Foulk Stables and Lauren Allen’s Sniper Hall ($2.40, Mike Cole) could not be separated at the wire in a 1:53 win in the $20,000 featured Open Pace at Harrington Raceway Monday.   Sniper Hall, a 7-year-old Blissful Hall ridgling, got away third and ...
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PASS for 2YO pacing colts held at Meadows

on 08/16/2010 2:00 AM
Four divisions of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 2-year-old pacing colts, each carrying a purse of $74,000-plus, were contested at The Meadows Monday afternoon. The fastest winners were Movie Idol (1:53.1), Mystic Desire (1:53.2) and Wink N Atcha (1:53.4). The fourth split, which was the first of the card, was won by Alsace Hanover via a placing.   Movie Idol, driven by Corey Callah...
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Freshman fillies square off in Circle City

on 08/16/2010 2:00 AM
A field of nine freshman filly trotters will go to the post Tuesday, August 17 in the $50,000 Circle City at Indiana Downs. The contest will serve as a prep race for the field, with all eligible to the August 24 Kentuckiana Stallion Management Stakes, also hosted at the Shelbyville track. The group consists of a quartet of two-horse entries.   Trainer Doug Rideout will send out a pair ...
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'Challenge' card produces trio of new records

on 08/15/2010 2:00 AM
Three new world records were established Saturday evening at Indiana Downs during the Shelbyville facility's “Dash and Distance Challenge.” The 14-race program, which featured six races at distances other than one mile, was held in conjunction with the United States Trotting Association’s “Back To The Track” promotion.   The first of the trio of new records came in the second...
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Western Trademark equals Balmoral track record

on 08/15/2010 2:00 AM
Diamond Creek Farm’s Western Trademark etched his name into the Balmoral Park record books on Saturday, August 14th as the five-year-old son of Western Hanover equaled the track standard for an aged pacing horse with a clocking of 1:49.1.   In rein to driver Marcus Miller the good looking bay took advantage of some quick splits as Morgan Shark and Omaha Survivor battled through fractions...
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The Meadows to resume live racing Monday

on 08/15/2010 2:00 AM
Following a two-week post-Adios hiatus, The Meadows Racetrack & Casino resumes live racing Monday, Aug. 16, kicking off a rich late summer/fall schedule that features 28 stakes.This segment of the track’s stakes season begins in earnest Monday with a $298,556 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers — including the undefeated Wink N Atcha, who looks to extend his win...
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Confederation Cup to Aracache Hanover

on 08/15/2010 2:00 AM
Aracache Hanover, a colt by Dragon Again, won the $547,000 Confederation Cup Sunday afternoon at Flamboro Downs, overcoming a break before the start and then controlling the pace to score in 1:52.1.   "He just put a few steps in and then came right back pacing -- he didn't bother anybody I don't think," said Doug McNair before the results were made official. "That was the first time [he did...
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Galimony now 5 for 9 this year

on 08/15/2010 2:00 AM
The New York State Fair Stakes continued on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs with divisions for 3-year old filly trotters and 3-year old filly pacers. In the first division for 3-year- old filly pacers, Galimony (Jim Morrill Jr.) continued her dominance in the Empire State by cutting fractions of :27.3, :56.4 and 1:25 before easing away from the field to stop the timer in 1:53.4.   It w...
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