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Big wins for See You At Peelers, Big Jim

on 10/09/2010 2:00 AM
For See You At Peelers, the number 13 was very lucky indeed as she continued her undefeated season with her 13th consecutive win in the $600,000 Breeders Crown for freshman pacing fillies Saturday at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. On the freshman colt side, Big Jim sprung a big upset.   With Jim Morrill Jr. in the bike behind See You At Peelers for trainer Jimmy  Takter and owners ...
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Ohio Sire Stakes finals held at Lebanon

on 10/09/2010 2:00 AM
Lebanon Raceway hosted its first-ever Ohio Sire Stakes championship program on Saturday, with eight $75,000 finals for 2 and 3 year olds going postward over the half-mile oval located just northeast of Cincinnati. The day started out a bit shaky as six of the eight starters in the 2-year-old filly trot final went offstride, but when all was said and done there were eight new Buckeye State champion...
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Won The West, Dreamfair Eternal win Paces

on 10/09/2010 2:00 AM
Won The West inherited the lead at the opening quarter in the $500,000 Breeders Crown Older Horse Pace Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs when favored Shark Gesture suddenly went offstride and the 6-year-old gelding refused to yield the rest of the way as he went on to defend his title. A couple races earlier Dreamfair Eternal won the $300,000 Breeders Crown Older Mares Pace.   I...
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Put On A Show wins Crown 3FP

on 10/09/2010 2:00 AM
Through torrid fractions, Put On A Show continued her dominance of her peers Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in winning the $500,000 Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Filly Pace in 1:50.1, her 12th win in 14 starts this season. Her earnings now total $1,822,040, making her the richest filly of her age, eclipsing the previous two-year mark held by Miss Easy.   With Tim Tetrick in the b...
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Rock N Roll Heaven huge in Crown win

on 10/09/2010 2:00 AM
Rock N Roll Heaven made a resounding statement toward Horse of the Year honors with a dominating 1:49 victory in the $500,000 Breeders Crown final for 3-year-old colt pacers Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The event wrapped up the 12-race Crown extravaganza that resulted in all 12 divisions setting new stakes records for the races on a five-eighths mile oval.   Although it wa...
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Dreamfair Eternal is a dream for Waples

on 10/08/2010 2:00 AM
Come Saturday night at The Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Dreamfair Eternal will be looking to add to her already 2010 resume.After accepting a bye in last weeks elimination, the daughter of Camluck will be seeking her first Breeders Crown title.A winner of 11 starts this year from 17 efforts, the Patrick Fletcher trainee will leave from post four seeking the lions share of $300,000 for owner John L...
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Don't Cry Lindy and Tap Tap Dance win Simpson splits

on 10/08/2010 2:00 AM
Don't Cry Lindy and Tap Tap Dance were divisional winners in Thursday night's $32,992 John F. Simpson Memorial Stake for 2-year-old filly trotters, Pickmeamerigold captured the week's top contest for female pacers and Howard Okusko, Jr. posted four winners for the first time this season at Vernon Downs.Don't Cry Lindy's ($12.20) fast closing 2:01.1 victory in Thursday's third race was the first in...
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Zeron looking for first Breeders Crown

on 10/08/2010 2:00 AM
This Saturday at The Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Canadian trainer/driver will be looking to capture his first Breeders Crown victory steering Lady Rainbow.The two-year-old daughter of Muscles Yankee was victorious in her elimination last week stopping the clock in 1:56.4, which was a new lifetime best.A $40,000 buy back from last year's Harrisburg Yearling Sale, Lady Rainbow has never missed the ...
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Ducharme dominates MASS frosh sire stakes

on 10/08/2010 2:00 AM
Thursday’s Massachusetts 2-year-old sire stake races at Plainridge Racecourse were dominated by trainer George Ducharme. He had three winners and one third in the four non-betting races. The 2-year-old colts & geldings pace was won by Denver Dolly, driven by Fern Paquet Jr., for trainer George Ducharme in a time of 1:58. The colt is owned by Alfred Ross of South Dartmouth, MA.The 2-year...
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Live USA Breeders Crown coverage for Australia

on 10/08/2010 2:00 AM
Australian harness racing fans and punters alike enter a new phase of action this weekend. Harness Racing Australia in conjunction with Sky Channel and the TAB organizations throughout the country will beam “Live” action from North America on Sunday morning. And it’s not just any meeting.The meeting being showcased is the US$6 million Breeders Crown race day from Mohegan Sun at Poc...
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Morrill excited about Crown chances

on 10/08/2010 2:00 AM
Jim Morrill Jr., no stranger to racing fans at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and a perennial top driver here, will be displaying his driving talents in seven Breeders Crown races Saturday.   “I’m excited about it,” said the veteran Morrill Jr. “It’s great that the Hambletonian Society chose our track to host this big event. I’m certainly looking forward to my seven Breeders Crown ...
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Last chance to see HHYF at WEG

on 10/08/2010 2:00 AM
The Harness Racing Museum has partnered with the Harness Horse Youth Foundation to help promote the sport of harness racing during the World Equestrian Games at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. It is the first time the Games, which take place once every four years, have been held outside Europe. This weekend will be the last opportunity to visit the 2010 Games in Lexington.   The Stand...
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BC starter Take My Picture a turnpike treat

on 10/08/2010 2:00 AM
The toll cost was worth every cent for Joe Davino. A couple years ago, Davino was driving down the New Jersey Turnpike to the Standardbred Horse Sale in Harrisburg, Pa.   "I had a friend there and I called him and asked where they were in the order," Davino said. "I asked him if there was any that looked good and he said one at (hip) number 40 looked pretty good. I said all right, let’s...
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'Hypnotic' ready to battle 'The Shark'

on 10/08/2010 2:00 AM
Hypnotic Blue Chip will be making his first ever Breeders Crown appearance tomorrow night at Pocono Downs and driver Jody Jamieson likes his chances with the four-year-old son of Art Major.The Kevin McDermott trainee has won $730,605 this season with a 1:47.2 World Record performance taken earlier this year in his division of the US Pacing Championship at The Meadowlands.With over $1.3 million ear...
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Giwner; Ciuffetelli; NAADA winners at Yonkers

on 10/08/2010 2:00 AM
The second leg of the North American Amateur Drivers Fall Trotting Series went on Thursday, October 7 in two divisions at Yonkers raceway and when the judges declared the events official Derick Giwner and Anthony Ciuffetelli won their respective divisions. Giwner ,  the editor of Harness Eye, scored with Christy Rae in 2:03 and Cuifetelli won with  Bank On Rosie in 2:03:2.In his split, G...
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Western Graduate, Wind Surfer win at Yonkers

on 10/08/2010 2:00 AM
Western Graduate (George Brennan) rallied from well off hot Friday night fractions, winning Yonkers  Raceway's co-featured $42,500 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.Leaving from the always-popular eight-hole, Western Graduate spectated early. Up Front Kelli Jo (Jordan Stratton) made the lead just before a :27.2  opening quarter-mile. Cuz She Can (Yannick Gingras) was pressing on as the 1...
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Pocono all-age mark tied on eve of Crown finals

on 10/08/2010 2:00 AM
Vlos, a 6-year-old Dragon Again stallion, put on a pre-Breeders Crown show on Friday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in the $24,000 Open Handicap Pace, pacing a mile in 1:48.2, which equaled the all-time track mark of Shadow Play and Pilgrims Toner.   With George Napolitano Jr. in the sulky, Vlos left from the nine hole and was fourth at the opening quarter with Dial Or ...
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Easy winners in Vernon Simpson splits

on 10/08/2010 2:00 AM
The Evictor romped to a 14 3/4-length victory in the second of two $15,447 divisions of the John Simpson Memoria for 2-year-old colt trotters Friday  night at Vernon Downs, while Surface Tension cruised to a 4 1/4-length win in the opening split.   A son of Valley Victor, The Evictor easily scored a 1:56 victory for driver Brandon Simpson and trainer John Butenschoen. Aequitas was seco...
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Boo’s Boy wins Pocono's Wednesday feature

on 10/07/2010 2:00 AM
Boo’s Boy, driven by George Napolitano Jr., won the Wednesday night featured race at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.Trained by Carmine Fusco, the nine-year-old gelding was winning the $20,000 claiming pacers for horses, colts and geldings with a time of 1:54 over a sloppy racing surface.It was the second straight evening that the pacers and trotters were competing over a sloppy track.This was the 1...
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Sir Caviar repeats in Meadows top trot

on 10/07/2010 2:00 AM
Abandoning the pocket before the five-eighths, Sir Caviar opened a daylight lead and cruised to victory — his second straight — in Wednesday’s $22.500 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Brian Zendt guided Sir Caviar, the 4-5 favorite, to the pocket from post 6. But with a handful of trotter, Zendt made his move early. Sir Caviar responded by opening a 2-1/2-length lead on the slopp...
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