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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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Big Bad John headed to Crown off Delaware win

on 09/23/2010 2:00 AM
Live Jazz trotted to a world-record 1:56.4 victory Thursday afternoon in the first of two $36,000 divisions of the Standardbred for 2-year-old colts and geldings. It was a bit different two races later in the second $36,000 split as Soulful Delight needed just 2:01 to complete his mile and subsequent trip to the winner's circle.   Also, Big Bad John, who won the Standardbred division for fr...
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Schnittker sweeps Old Oaken Buckets

on 09/23/2010 2:00 AM
Flex The Muscle stretched his winning streak to five with a national season's-best 1:54 victory in the first of two $73,500 divisions of the Old Oaken Bucket for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters on a sun-filled Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio County Fairgrounds. The Ray Schnittker trainee was joined by his stablemate, Hambletonian elimination winner Cassis, who won the second spl...
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Shark Gesture, Bar Slide win Pocono qualifiers

on 09/23/2010 2:00 AM
Shark Gesture, tuning up for his 2010 Breeders Crown race, looked awfully good Thursday morning in a qualifying race at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   Leaving from the eight hole, driver-trainer Ray Remmen was four deep early on but got to the front with the opening panel clicked off in :27.3. The half was timed in :55.4 with the rest of the field trailing. Shark Gesture, making every ...
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Autumn Escapade ties world mark in Ms. Versatility

on 09/23/2010 2:00 AM
Autumn Escapade, a 5-year-old mare trotter owned by driver David Miller and his wife, Misty, scored a world record-equaling 1:53.2 victory in the $93,500 Ms. Versatility final Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio County Fairgrounds.   Using the inside post position to his full advantage in the field of six, Autumn Escapade was sent to the lead, with Windsong Soprano and Ron Pierce dropp...
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No luck needed in WR effort in Winbak Pace

on 09/23/2010 2:00 AM
Lucky Man, a hard-knocking 5-year-old gelded son of Camluck who has amassed earnings of more than $632,000, scored a 1:49.2 victory Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio County Fairgrounds in the $46,250 Winbak Pace. The time was a new world mark for older geldings on a half-mile track and is now tied as the third fastest mile ever paced on a twice-around oval behind only the 1:49 miles posted ...
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Little Brown Jug elims complete; 8 back for 2nd heat

on 09/23/2010 2:00 AM
Rock N Roll Heaven won the first of three eliminations of the $604,100 Little Brown Jug for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers on a hot 92-degree Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio County Fairgrounds. Classic Rock N Roll then won the second elim after racing first-over from the five-eighths and I'm Gorgeous also took the first-over route to victory in the third elim..   Driver Daniel ...
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It's all Rock N Roll Heaven in the Jug

on 09/23/2010 2:00 AM
Rock N Roll Heaven gave driver Daniel Dube, trainer Bruce Saunders and owner Frank Bellino their first-ever Little Brown Jug victory on a sun-drenched and hot Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio County Fairgrounds. Rock N Roll Heaven won the first of three eliminations for this year's 65th renewal of the pacing classic in 1:49.2 and then came back in the decisive second heat to win in an iden...
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Hoosier Classic yearling pedigrees now online

on 09/22/2010 2:00 AM
Pedigrees for the 2010 Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale, slated for Friday, October 29 and Saturday, October 30, are now available online. A total of 439 yearlings representing the top sires in Indiana and other racing jurisdictions have been cataloged for this year’s sale, to be held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds’ West Pavilion. Pedigrees are available on the sale website, www.hoosierclassicy...
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