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Little Peanut cracks Pompano winner's circle

on 10/23/2010 2:00 AM
It was a joyous moment for trainer Linda Kakaley in the winner’s circle at the Isle Casino-Racing Pompano Park on Friday evening as her pet project Little Peanut came through with her first lifetime victory.   Kakaley’s ties run deep for the family of the 2-year-old trotting filly by Wewering-Maia Maia, and she found it difficult to contain her joy after a 2:05 win in the fourth&nb...
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Modern Connection scores Ontario Gold

on 10/23/2010 2:00 AM
Modern Connection posted her second Ontario Sire Stakes Gold final victory of the year as she delivered in her 2-year-old filly division on Friday at Woodbine Racetrack. Stonebridge Damsel was quickest off the gate from post nine but released Imagine Semalu (Mario Baillargeon) to the lead just as the fillies rolled past the opening panel in :27.2. As Imagine Semalu took her rivals past the half i...
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Sat. Backstretch with Gordon--and a Pick 4 play

on 10/23/2010 2:00 AM
As my boss, Kathy Parker, likes to say: Holy Cow, Batman! The Weather Channel says it’s supposed to reach a near-record 80 degrees this glorious Saturday afternoon in Lexington, and even if the local forecasters are more accurate with their high of “just” 75, once again, Holy Cow, Batman! It’s a terrific Saturday morning at The Red Mile and it should be a terrific afternoon of racing. By ...
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Southwind Tempo goes out a world champion

on 10/23/2010 2:00 AM
Tim Tetrick rallied Southwind Tempo off cover at the top of the stretch and the 6-year-old daughter of Bettor's Delight responded with a world-record 1:48.2 victory in the $77,000 Allerage Farms for older pacing mares Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile. Under picture-perfect conditions, Southwind Tempo lowered the previous world mark for older pacing mares shared by Frightening P and Hana Hanover,...
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Lucky Jim, Buck I St. Pat win Allerage trots

on 10/23/2010 2:00 AM
Reigning Trotter of the Year Lucky Jim tipped first-over midway through the final turn for driver Andy Miller and the 5-year-old gelding went on to a 1:51.1 victory in the $143,600 Allerage Farms Open Trot Saturday afternon at The Red Mile. Buck I St. Pat followed second-over around the final turn and the 7-year-old daughter of Jailhouse Jesse parlayed the trip into a 1:51.1 victory in the $74,000...
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Big Bad John, Feel Like A Fool win in ISS 2CP

on 10/23/2010 2:00 AM
Exactly one month after his world record-equaling effort in the Standardbred at the Delaware, Ohio County Fairgrounds, Big Bad John scored a 1:50.4 victory in the first of two divisions of the $291,000 International Stallion Stakes (ISS) for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile. The second division went to Feel Like A Fool in 1:50.4.   Driven by Dave Pa...
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Dial Or Nodial takes inside to Allerage Open win

on 10/23/2010 2:00 AM
George Brennan found room up the pylons in midstretch with Dial Or Nodial and the 4-year-old gelded son of Western Ideal scored a career-best 1:49,2 victory in the $144,100 Allerage Farms for open pacers Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile.   Sent off at odds of 11-1 in the field of eight, Dial Or Nodial dropped into the two hole behind the Jody Jamieson-driven Dali and sat the pocket throug...
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Morrill taken off Red Mile drives due to breathalyzer

on 10/23/2010 2:00 AM
Although Jim Morrill Jr. drove Winning Fireworks to a third-place finish in the first of two divisions of the Bluegrass for 3-year-old colt trotters Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile, he was taken off the rest of his three remaining drives on the card after refusing to take a breathalyzer test.   Morrill was on the track scoring down Atochia prior to the sixth-race Allerage Farms Open...
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Milestones set by Lucky Chucky, Break The Bank K

on 10/23/2010 2:00 AM
Lucky Chucky, second in last week's decisive second heat of the Kentucky Futurity behind Wishing Stone, turned the tables on his rival with a career-best 1:50.4 victory in the second $121,500 division of the Bluegrass for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters at The Red Mile. The time was the fastest by a trotter of any age in 2010. Breeders Crown champion  Break The Bank K won the first ...
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Rock N Roll Heaven again in Tattersalls

on 10/23/2010 2:00 AM
Rock N Roll Heaven won the $604,000 Tattersalls Pace for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile, but the son of Rocknroll Hanover's 13th trip this year to the winner's circle. Hard pressed throughout the mile, Rock N Roll Heaven posted his sixth consecutive sub-1:49.2 victory in a 31-day period, this time posting a 1:48.1 effort while winning the richest-ever Tatte...
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Racing recap: Vlos wins again at Pocono

on 10/23/2010 2:00 AM
Despite being parked two turns Saturday night,.millionaire Psilvuheartbreaker (Cat Manzi) added to his resume and his bank account. He captured the featured $38,000 Open Handicap Pace, matching his season's best mile for trainer Bruce Saunders and owner Frank Bellino, who earlier in the day enjoyed a big win with Rock N Roll Heaven.   Leaving from post position four (in one notch after an i...
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Big win for Martha Brown--the pacing mare

on 10/23/2010 2:00 AM
A field of eight mares was assembled to contest the $12,000 top purse on Saturday night iat the isle Pompano Park. When the work of the photo finish camera completed its job, the flare of a nose was all that separated the winner Martha Brown with Bruce Ranger over the runner-up Princess Michi and driver Mike Micallef in 1:53.4.   “We’d claimed her at Indiana Downs but lef...
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Top fair performers race at Northfield

on 10/23/2010 2:00 AM
The Buckeye State’s top county fair competitors contested eight season-ending finals at Northfield Park Saturday night and the racing was very competitive. The evening started with a $13,800 event for two-year-old trotting fillies and 3-5 favorite Minnie Spur rolled late to a 2:00.1 lifetime best win. The Pegasus Spur filly, owned by Bob Sidley got up to beat stablemate Sleek Jessie, who cut the...
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Indiana Downs to host quartet of ISS finals

on 10/22/2010 2:00 AM
A quartet of Indiana Sires Stakes finals for freshman trotters and pacers will be decided at Indiana Downs Saturday, October 23, with $800,000 in purses up for grabs. The four championship races will signal the conclusion of ISS action for 2010, as well as help determine divisional honors in each two year old category.   The first final of the evening, slated as the third race, is the $200,...
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Chilly Friday Backstretch with Gordon

on 10/22/2010 2:00 AM
Brrrrr! It’s downright cold at The Red Mile on Friday morning—35 degrees the man on the radio said—but the sun is out and the temperature is supposed to reach the low 70s. I definitely had my jacket on this morning and it’s a good thing I did as the first person I saw was Jimmy Takter, who scolded me yesterday afternoon when I wasn’t wearing one when he saw me shortly before the first ra...
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Delaware's Romona Hubbard retires after 42 years

on 10/22/2010 2:00 AM
Since opening day in 1968, Romona Hubbard has worked each season at the Dover Downs meet, but all will change with the start of the track's 43rd season on Sunday, Oct. 31. At the conclusion of the on-going Harrington meet, she will retire from the Delaware capital city raceway race office.   Over the years, she has worked in various positions assisting some of the most memorable race sec...
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Purse increase at Vernon

on 10/22/2010 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs is proud to announce that due to the increased volume in slot play at the Vernon Downs Casino, which is up 12 percent, the purses as of last weekend have been raised 20 percent and will continue at this level through the end of the meet.   The 2010 Vernon Downs race meet comes to a close on Saturday, Nov. 20, and races Thursday, Friday and Saturday through the end of ...
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Owner John Fodera's Interesting Weekend

on 10/22/2010 2:00 AM
Owner John Fodera, has owned scores of successful horses over the years, including millionaire pacer and 2006 Little Brown Jug winner Mr. Feelgood. Although he is the principal of St. Peter’s Boys High School in New Brighton, N.Y., and has been since 1990,  he  regularly attends the Lexington Fall Meet at The Red Mile and buys yearlings at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale.  ...
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Freshman colts post strong wins in ISS splits

on 10/22/2010 2:00 AM
Luckycharm Hanover opened up Friday afternoon's race card at The Red Mile with a 1:55.3 victory in the first of three divisions of the $265,900 International Stallion Stakes (ISS) for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters, while recent Breeders Crown champion Manofmanymissions scored a 1:55 win in the second split. The third division went to Kash's Cantab, who lit the board at odds of 21-1 with his...
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Big efforts rewarded in Bluegrass 3FT divisions

on 10/22/2010 2:00 AM
Behindclosedoors, who made a break well before the start in her elimination of the Kentucky Filly Futurity after she hit the starting gate, according to trainer Chuck Sylvester, redeemed herself on Friday afternoon at The Red Mile with a 1:55.1 victory in the first of three divisions of the $211,500 Bluegrass for 3-year-old filly trotters.   Bar Slide, who had some sickness that forced...
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