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Kindergarten winners set Vernon marks

on 09/25/2010 2:00 AM
Seducedbychocolate, Manofmanymissions and Winning Mister all produced track record performances during Friday night’s 12-race program at Vernon Downs.   Seducedbychocolate’s 1:56.4 record for 2-year-old filly trotters came in the $134,000 final of the Kindergarten Classic Series (KCS), Manofmanymissions rewrote the colt mark for freshman high-steppers with his 1:55.2 triumph in the...
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Western Graduate, KLM Express win Yonkers features

on 09/25/2010 2:00 AM
Millionairess Western Graduate (George Brennan), she wearing the sash as fastest female in the history of Yonkers Raceway, won Friday night's co-featured $42,500 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   Leaving from post six (in one notch after an inside defection), Western Graduate slipped in fourth as timid 5-2 choice Symphony In Motion (Jeff Gregory) left around Little Mermaid N (S...
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Freshman trotters turn in strong Crown prep efforts

on 09/25/2010 2:00 AM
Johnny B Kemp, a 2-year-old Credit Winner-Sarafina Hall colt trained and driven by Jimmy Takter, set a new track mark in winning a Breeders Crown prep race Friday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Time of the mile was 1:55.4, bettering the previous record of Here Comes Herbie set July 10, 2005. That mile went in 1:56.   “My horse was very good,” said Takter. “H...
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Waples likes chances in Saturday's Milton

on 09/25/2010 2:00 AM
After winning last week's elimination of the Milton Stakes in 1:50.4 for driver Randy Waples, Dreamfair Eternal will be looking to deliver in the $372,000 final beginning from post three tomorrow night at Mohawk Racetrack.   The Camluck miss has over $1 million in career earnings for owner/breeder John Lamers. After posting nine victories in her first 12 appearances this year, Dreamfair Ete...
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I Kill Time timed in NJSS record

on 09/25/2010 2:00 AM
I Kill Time paced to a 1:54.3 New Jersey Sire Stakes record for 2-year-old pacing fillies to win a $100,000 NJSS Premier Division Championship final Saturday at Freehold Raceway.   The 2010 NJSS Premier Division season, which began in May at The Meadowlands, concluded four races later on the Freehold program with a 1:54.3 victory by Foreclosure N in the $100,000 Championship for 2-year-ol...
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Suspended horsemen file appeal in Ontario

on 09/25/2010 2:00 AM
According to published reports, horsemen Brad Forward, Gene Piroski and Kevin Wallis have all appealed their suspensions and fines from the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) for what the ORC called "conspiring to affect the outcome of horse races." ORC executive director John Blakney confirmed the appeals in a story in Saturday's Windsor Star, but no date for the hearings has been set. &n...
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11 wins as See You At Peelers takes NYSS final

on 09/25/2010 2:00 AM
The undefeated 2-year-old pacing filly See You At Peelers kept her streak alive when she won the opening $200,000 New York Sire Stakes championship at Yonkers Raceway Saturday night. See You At Peelers, a daughter of Bettor's Delight, controlled her race and won in 1:54.2, equaling the track record. Eagle Kelly, who started from the rail, finished second.   On the other ...
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Crown eligibles win qualifiers at Chester

on 09/25/2010 2:00 AM
Qualifying races at Harrah's Chester on Saturday morning served as preps for several Breeders Crown contenders.   Among the qualifying winners were the 3-year-old filly trotter Springtime Volo (1:56), with trainer Jan Johnson driving; the 3year-old pacer BG's Folly (1:53.1), who won by 7 1/2 lengths with David Miller aboard; and the older gelding trotter Lanson, who Miller put on the front ...
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Upset in Ontario Gold for 2YO pacing fillies

on 09/25/2010 2:00 AM
Monkey On My Wheel (Rick Zeron) had just two horses beaten as the field turned for home and used a massive final quarter rush to sweep her rivals and capture the $130,000 OSS Gold final for two-year-old pacing fillies at Mohawk Racetrack. Monkey Off My Wheel took a new-lifetime best of 1:54.1 for her connections from just her third start paying $40.60 to win.   Village Janus (Mark MacDonald...
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Rich Milton for mares to Dreamfair Eternal

on 09/25/2010 2:00 AM
Just like in her elimination last week, Dreamfair Eternal and Randy Waples used first-over tactics to capture the $372,000 Milton Stakes Final in 1:50.3 at Mohawk Racetrack.   Southwind Tempo (Tim Tetrick) swept to the lead before the opening quarter in :26.4 from post seven. As the field marched towards the half, Tug River Princess was not content positioned third and cleared to the lead f...
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Mystician rolls to OSS Gold final victory

on 09/25/2010 2:00 AM
Mystician cleared to the lead for driver Tim Tetrick at the half and never looked back to capture the OSS Gold final for 2-year-old pacing colts in 1:52 Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   Royal Will (Mario Baillargeon) was quickest off the gate from post nine and took command of his nine rivals clearing to the lead in :27.2. Just as Royal Will took over command Mach It Big (Yannick Ging...
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Big M reschedules fall finals to Nov. 20

on 09/24/2010 2:00 AM
The finals of six stakes series to be contested during Meadowlands Racetrack's fall meet have been rescheduled for Saturday, Nov. 20, one week later than their original date.    Applications for the late-closing series are available under the Horsemen section of MeadowlandsRacetrack.com. Nominations close Friday, Oct. 15. The Meadowlands fall meet begins Oct. 23 and runs...
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Gregory talks horses for Saturday's NYSS finals

on 09/24/2010 2:00 AM
'Twas the day before the $1.6 million New York Night of Champions, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the richest night of racing in the state. It's the 21st edition of the Empire-breds showcase event. Eight $200,000 sire stakes finals--for 2 and 3 year olds of both sexes and gaits--go as races 3 through 10, and five of the eight go to post with driver Jeff Gregory.   Gregory, whose nine Nig...
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Your post-Jug questions answered!

on 09/24/2010 2:00 AM
Why did Kyle Major break stride at the half in the first elimination heat of the Little Brown Jug? Why did We Will See, who raced so big when he won the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes championship at The Meadows on Sept. 4, finish poorly in the first elim of the Jug? What happened to Adios and Holmes winner Delmarvalous? How did Rockin Image come out of the race? Where was Versado, the hope of the Burke...
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We go from the Little Brown Jug to the Little Grey Jug

on 09/24/2010 2:00 AM
Right on the heels of the world famous Little Brown Jug, Monticello Raceway will present its spoof on the event  dubbed  the Little Grey Jug--also a pacing event-- which will be presented on Monday afternoon, Sept. 27. This 20th edition, like all the previous events, is limited the standardbreds of grey or roan color.   “It probably wasn’t the first time ever that a race was p...
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Records set in NJSS Green Acres at Freehold

on 09/24/2010 2:00 AM
Naughtytiltheend, a 3-year-old pacing filly by Western Ideal, and Big Payout, a 3-year-old trotting colt by Yankee Glide, set New Jersey Sire Stakes records Friday afternoon in winning $35,000 Green Acres Divisional Championships at Freehold Raceway.   Both were driven by Andy Miller, who had led the third NJSS Green Acres title race to the top of the stretch with Raysofgrace De Vie, before...
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Crown eligibles sweep Keystone Classics

on 09/24/2010 2:00 AM
Five divisions of 2-year-old colt pacers competed in Keystone Classic action at The Meadows on Friday afternoon, and Westwardho Hanover, a son of Dragon Again, was the fastest of the winners with a 1:52.4 score for driver Dave Palone. The colt is now undefeated in four starts and took a new record with the victory.   Westwardho Hanover, who was a $90,000 yearling purchase last fall by ...
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Breeders Crown supplements due Monday

on 09/24/2010 2:00 AM
 The countdown has begun on supplements and entries for the $6 million Breeders Crown Events, to be raced Saturday, October 9, at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Supplemental declarations for the 3-year-old and open events are due and the supplemental fees must also be paid on Monday, Sept. 27, by 12:00 noon in the racing secretary's office [570-831-2228] at Mohegan Sun. ...
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Ultimate Cameron wins in 1:55.1

on 09/24/2010 2:00 AM
Breeders Crown eligible Ultimate Cameron prepped for the Crown by winning a $20,000 Open Trot for 3 year olds at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Friday night, The filly scored took the lead before the half and scored in 1;55.1 for driver Jim Morrill Jr. and trainer Bob Stewart.   Cantab It All, also Breeders Crown eligible, finished second for trainer Jimmy Takter, one-half length back, wh...
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Creme De Cocoa, Ax Man win Am-Nats

on 09/23/2010 2:00 AM
A pair of American-National stakes for 2-year-old trotters shared top billing on Wednesday at Balmoral Park as a total of 12 youngsters battled for top honors in these prestigious events.   Coming into Wednesday’s $71,000 Filly American National race boasting a bankroll of more than $230,000, Doug Ackerman Stables' Creme De Cocoa continued her successful freshman campaign as she crui...
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