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NY Assemblyman Pretlow to defend crown

on 09/28/2010 2:00 AM
Put away the posters and the palm cards; the debates and TV commercials can wait. This Saturday evening Yonkers Raceway hosts the most vivid political event of the year, as 11 New York State legislators compete for top honors in the second annual "Legislative Challenge."   The harness races, pairing Albany lawmakers with veteran "journeymen drivers" in two-seated jo...
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Fields drawn for 2-year-old Breeders Crowns

on 09/28/2010 2:00 AM
Eliminations have been drawn for Friday night's 2-year-old Breeders Crown events at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. All four freshman divisions needed eliminations for the finals that are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Pennsylvania racetrack. All the elims have a purse of $25,000.   When there are two eliminations for a division, the top four finishers in each, plus the fifth-place fin...
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Fields drawn for Crown 3YO and OMP elims

on 09/28/2010 2:00 AM
Eliminations have been drawn for Saturday night's 3-year-old Breeders Crown events at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Only the 3-year-old colt trotters do not need elims for the finals that are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 9,  at the Pennsylvania racetrack. There is also a single elimination for the Open Mare Pace, with the top eight returning for the final and joining Dreamfair Eterna...
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Ireneonthemove upsets at 21-1

on 09/28/2010 2:00 AM
Rodney L. Wyatt and Rodney K. Wyatt’s Irenonethemove ($44,60, Mike Cole) was a 21-to-1 upset winner in the $20,000 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway Tuesday with a 1:53.3 victory.   The 7-year-old Powerful Toy mare and Cole were on the front end throughout their one-length score over Perfect M Forever and Donttellmewhatodo. It was the fifth win of the year for ‘Irene’ and trainer ...
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Grain Of Truth 1:55 winner at Pocono

on 09/28/2010 2:00 AM
Grain Of Truth, who has been the most consistent of the open and open handicap trotters in 2010 at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, won Tuesday night’s feature at the five-eighths mile oval. His winning time was 1:55.   Grain Of Truth, driven by Tom Jackson and trained by Ray Schnittker, left from post six and took the six-horse field of open handicap trotters to the first split in :27, ...
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Take The Field takes a win at Colonial

on 09/27/2010 2:00 AM
After losing by a head in the first leg a week ago at Colonial Downs, Chris Page directed the Greg Trotto-trained Take The Field to win by a head in Sunday’s second leg of the Horace Martin Memorial Pacing Series.   Starting from post seven, Take The Field gained first shortly after the start and lengthened his head over Jack Dailey’s DD Cam Ram by the half. Take the Field was then...
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Brooklyn fastest in Vernon late-closers

on 09/27/2010 2:00 AM
Saratoga Gaming & Raceway hosted five divisions of the New York Sire Stakes Late Closer for 2-year-old trotting fillies as part of the Sunday matinee 15-race card. Winning the opener was Brooklyn, who also posted the fastest time of the day in NYSS action. Owned by the Adam Victor & Son Stable of New York and trained and driven by Frank Antonacci, the daughter of Conway Hall posted ...
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World Equestrian Games open in Lexington

on 09/27/2010 2:00 AM
The first day of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games came to a close Saturday (Sept. 25) with a total attendance of 23,081 and an opening ceremony unlike any other.The opening ceremony brought audiences to their feet throughout the program with hundreds of talented equestrians, singers, dancers and an orchestra all coming together in tribute of the Games’ debut in the United States. Thro...
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Symposium on NJ racing held at Perretti Farms

on 09/27/2010 2:00 AM
Approximately 100 people turned out on a rainy Monday morning at Perretti Farms in Cream Ridge, N.J., for a Symposium on the Equine Industry in New Jersey that gave people the chance to discuss and educate about the importance of racing and other related industries to the state’s economy. The Symposium was a bipartisan gathering as included among the crowd were 10 legislators—both Republican ...
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No supplements for Breeders Crowns

on 09/27/2010 2:00 AM
There were no supplemental declarations for the upcoming Breeders Crown races at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Only the 3 year old and open events allow for supplemental payments for the races, which have eliminations scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 2, and finals on Saturday, Oct. 9. The 2-year-old elims--which do not allow for supplements--are scheduled for Friday, Oct. 1, with the finals also on Oct...
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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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