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Mr Feelgood beats Blacks A Fake again

on 10/17/2010 2:00 AM
The 2006 Little Brown Jug winner Mr Feelgood’s push to claim the title as Down Under’s best pacer is gathering momentum. He beat four-time Inter Dominion champion Blacks A Fake for the second successive time in last Saturday night’s Be Good Johnny Sprint (1,660 meters) at Brisbane’s Albion Park.   Mr Feelgood led throughout and clocked a blistering 1:52 9/10ths m...
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Lexington Selected Sale finishes down 11.4%

on 10/17/2010 2:00 AM
The Lexington Selected Yearling Sale concluded late Sunday afternoon, with the average price for the five sessions finally settling at $31,107, a drop of 11.4 percent from last year's average of $35,003. The median price--the dollar figure at which half the horses sell for more and half for less--was $20,000, a 20 percent decline from last year's number of $25,000.   The total gross for the...
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Average price drops at Friday Lexington sale

on 10/16/2010 2:00 AM
The third session of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale continued the decline that was posted Thursday night in the second session as the 164 yearlings that went through the ring generated an average of $27,060, down 21.9 percent from last year’s average of $34,628 for the same session.   The cumulative totals for this year’s sale now stand at a gross of $19,027,000 for 412 sold, resu...
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Saturday Backstretch with Gordon

on 10/16/2010 2:00 AM
It's finally Kentucky Futurity day at The Red Mile and what a glorious day it is. The wind that wouldn't quit over the past two days has completly subsided. And after two days of wearing a long-sleeve shirt, I have a short-sleeve one on and don't even need a jacket. The high is expected to reach 70 degrees and with the day being a sun-drenched one, I'm sure it will feel warmer.   I am actua...
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Feel Like A Fool wins Bluegrass split in 1:49.4

on 10/16/2010 2:00 AM
Feel Like A Fool scored a 1:49.4 victory in the second of three divisions of the $386,000 Bluegrass for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers on a sunny Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile, the fastest mile by a freshman in 2010. The time lowered the previous national season's mark for first-year pacers set by Prodigal Seelster at Mohawk in August by one-fifth of a second, and just missed the 1:4...
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Fashion Feline wins Filly Futurity

on 10/16/2010 2:00 AM
Arlene and Jules Siegel's Fashion Farms' Fashion Feline was a straight-heat winner Saturday in the 45th $311,000 Kentucky Filly Futurity for 3-year-old trotters at The Red Mile. Dave Palone, celebrating his fifth wedding anniversary on Saturday, was in the sulky behind the daughter of Broadway Hall as she won her elimination in 1:53 and then the decisive second heat in 1:53.3.   Palone...
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Wishing Stone wins 118th Kentucky Futurity

on 10/16/2010 2:00 AM
Wishing Stone won the $501,000 Kentucky Futurity in 1:51.2 Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile, turning in an authoritative effort. After winning the first heat in 1:52.3, driver George Brennan went for the win in the second heat by following Ron Pierce's move up backstretch with Muscle Massive. After Muscle Massive cleared, Wishing Stone's quick foot took him past Muscle Massive without too much w...
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One More Laugh, Rock N Roll Heaven win big

on 10/16/2010 2:00 AM
One More Laugh rallied to a 1:49 victory in the first of two $111,500 divisions of the Bluegrass for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile. The second split went to Rock N Roll Heaven, who overcame the outside post 10 to score in 1:48.2, his sixth straight win and fifth straight in 1:49.2 or faster.   Driven by Tim Tetrick, the Meadowlands Pace winner One Mor...
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Green Acres Series wraps up at Freehold

on 10/16/2010 2:00 AM
A pair of Rocknroll Hanover pacing colts won $35,000 Green Acres Championships Saturday afternoon at Freehold Raceway that closed out the 2010 New Jersey Sire Stakes racing season.   Tobago Cays, with Hall of Famer Cat Manzi driving, took the lead at the quarter-mile pole and never looked back, winning the NJSS Green Acres final for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings in 1:55.1. The m...
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Merriman returns to sulky at Northfield

on 10/16/2010 2:00 AM
Aaron Merriman, who led all North American harness drivers when he was seriously injured in a racing spill at The Meadows on June 11, returned to the sulky at Northfield Park Friday night. The return is coming several months earlier than was originally thought.   "I've never been nervous before a race, but last night I felt like I was going to the prom," he said."I am tired a...
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PA Fair Finals at The Meadows

on 10/16/2010 2:00 AM
McDickerson, who squeaked into the field as the final qualifier, made the most of his opportunity Saturday by capturing — through disqualification — the Pennsylvania Fairs Championship for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers, becoming the ninth repeat champion in PA fairs recorded history.   On a sparkling autumn afternoon, The Meadows Racetrack & Casino hosted the fairs’ 2010 fina...
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MacDonald, Coleman take Mohawk titles

on 10/16/2010 2:00 AM
The 2010 meet at Mohawk Racetrack wrapped up Saturday night with some very familiar faces atop the drivers' and trainers' leaderboards. Mark MacDonald was once again the leading reinsman during the harness racing meet, which ran from May 20 to October 16. The 31-year-old driver who won the O’Brien Award as Canada’s top driver in 2005 and 2006, racked up purses totaling over $3.5 million at the...
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Pompano opens 47th season of racing

on 10/16/2010 2:00 AM
Greeted by a bustling large crowd and a temperature of 84 degrees under blue skies, the trotters and pacers returned to action on Saturday evening to kick off the 47th season of live harness racing action at the Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park.   Bruce Ranger served notice he intends to defend his driving championship as he reined in four winners on the 11 race card. His domination started ...
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Coleman buys Jereme's Jet filly for $92,000

on 10/16/2010 2:00 AM
The Saturday night session of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale got underway about three hours after Wishing Stone captured the Kentucky Futurity. A total of 166 horses were sold in the fourth session and they generated an average price of $20,078, down 12.4 percent from the average of $22,912 in last year’s fourth session. The median price in this year’s fourth session was $17,000, down 5....
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Scarborough postpones Friday opener til Saturday

on 10/15/2010 2:00 AM
High winds and torrential rain have conspired to force the cancellation of Friday afternoon's program at Scarborough Downs, delaying the opening day of the autumn meet until Saturday.   Qualifying races have been carried over to Saturday, at 10:30 a.m., eastern, with first post for tomorrow's wagering program slated for 12:10 p.m.   Scarborough Downs will race Friday through Sunday...
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Friday Backstretch with Gordon

on 10/15/2010 2:00 AM
Hold your horses everybody! Before we get to the news of the day from The Red Mile, it's important to tell you that you might want to avoid downtown Lexington Friday night as it's one of the most important days in the Bluegrass--Big Blue Madness. The University of Kentucky unveils its men's and women's basketball teams tonight at 7:30 at Rupp Arena in front of a packed house of more than 24,0...
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Poof She's Gone romps in Red Mile qualifier

on 10/15/2010 2:00 AM
The 2009 Two-Year-Old Filly Trotter of the Year Poof She's Gone scored an open-lengths victory in a qualifier Friday morning at The Red Mile, crossing the finish line in 1:57 with driver David Miller. Miller got away third with Poof She's Gone in the six-horse field and sat through fractions of :30.2, 1:01.1 and 1:32 before tipping the daughter of Kadabra around the final turn and rushing past the...
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5 Red Mile horses tested out-of-competition

on 10/15/2010 2:00 AM
Rich Williams, the presiding judge at The Red Mile, told harnessracing.com Friday that five horses had been tested earlier in the day on the first day of out-of-competition drug testing that was recently approved by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Williams said the horses were picked at random from the starters who competed at The Red Mile on Wednesday and Thursday and all were stabled at th...
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Season's mark set in Bluegrass 2CT split

on 10/15/2010 2:00 AM
Big Rigs had an easy time of it in the first of four divisions of the $354,000 Bluegrass for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters Friday afternoon at The Red Mile, leading gate to wire to score in 1:56.1. Also scoring victories were Blue Porsche, Spring Goal and Neal, the latter of whom set a national season's mark for freshman colt trotters on a mile track.    Tim Tetrick wa...
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Fillies post big wins in Bluegrass 2FP divisions

on 10/15/2010 2:00 AM
Pennsylvania Sire Stakes champion Cold Mist edged Sweetheart Pace winner Honky Tonk Woman by a nose in the first of three divisions of the $315,000 Bluegrass for 2-year-old filly pacers Friday afternoon at The Red Mile.  Posting wins in the other two splits were Southwind Jazmin and recent Breeders Crown final runner-up Strike An Attitude.   With Tim Tetrick driving, Cold Mist rallied ...
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