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Meadowlands schedules first qualifiers Oct. 15

on 09/27/2010 2:00 AM
The first morning qualifiers for the fall harness meet at the Meadowlands will be run Friday, Oct. 15. Entries mush be received by 10 a.m. on Oct. 14. Qualifiers will also be held Tuesday, Oct. 19. Enter by 10 a.m. on Oct. 15. Qualifiers begin at 10 a.m. Call 1-877-STABLES to enter. (Meadowlands)
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Tetrick tops GC drivers heading into Crowns

on 09/27/2010 2:00 AM
Grand Circuit action begins on Friday, Oct. 1, as the 2 year olds of both sexes and gaits will compete in $25,000 Breeders Crown eliminations. The Saturday, Oct. 2, card will feature $25,000 Breeders Crown eliminations for both the 3 year olds and older horses of both sexes and gaits. The draw for the Breeders Crown eliminations will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 28.    John Campbe...
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Stakes-filled Saturday in Indiana; Ill Villaggio breaks

on 09/26/2010 2:00 AM
Twelve 2-year-old fillies lined up behind the gate in Saturday night's $190,000 Kentuckiana Stallion Management at Indiana Downs, and it was a "perfect" victory as So Perfect came up a winner in 1:56.2 for driver Dave Palone, besting Foxy Lady and Mystical MJ, second and third, respectively. The race was one of several stakes contests on the program.   So Perfect, a daughter of Western ...
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River Shark takes bite out of Vernon track record

on 09/26/2010 2:00 AM
The speedy River Shark chalked up the 15th track record performance of the season at Vernon Downs with a 1:50.3 mile in Saturday night’s $8,000 eighth event. Third at the quarter, timed in :27.1, River Shark ($4.10) was sent to the front by driver Jack Rice and continued on through splits of :55.2 and 1:22.2 to win the week’s Miracle Mile-2 contest by 3 1/2 lengths and establish a fresh ...
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Average drops at Forest City yearling sale

on 09/26/2010 2:00 AM
The Forest City Yearling Sale in London, Ont., was held Sunday at the Western Fair Agriplex, and the 267 horses that went through the ring were sold for an average price of $17,381. That's down about 13 percent from last year's average of $19,942.   Two yearlings brought prices of $100,000 or more, both of them yearlings by perennial Ontario siring leader Camluck. Horseman Jeff Gillis,...
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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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