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Jezzy is a perfect 10

on 09/19/2010 2:00 AM
The 2010 New York Sire Stakes season ended with a bang on Saturday night with a pair of track records set and another impressive appearance by Jezzy, now a perfect ten for ten lifetime.The evening featured four divisions of 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters and three events for 2-year-old trotting fillies. More than $275,000 in stakes money was offered.The Credit Winner colt, Stimulus started t...
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Equine artist Doris Turbaugh dies

on 09/19/2010 2:00 AM
Equine artist Doris O. Turnbaugh, 83, of Richmond, Ind., who painted harness racing scenes and Standardbreds and had her work featured at the Harness Tracks of America art auction, died Sept. 15, at Friends Fellowship Community.   Ms. Turnbaugh was born Feb. 15, 1927, in Indianapolis to Robert and Doris Stroud Ditrich and lived in Richmond most of her life. She studied art at John Herron Ar...
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Ohio Sire Stakes official has Jug connection

on 09/19/2010 2:00 AM
In November of 2009, a 9-year-old mare was purchased at auction for $1,400. Now, two years later, her foal Fools Gold is a starter in the 65th Little Brown Jug. Doug Thomas, administrator for the Ohio Sires Stakes, purchased the mare Trinketsntreasures.   “She had been barren for two years but two of her earlier foals had race records of 1:53.  So my wife Kelly and I took a chance an...
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Jesse's Messenger wins OBC in 1:58.2

on 09/19/2010 2:00 AM
Jesse’s Messenger the defending Ohio Horse of the Year, gained some sweet revenge from Victory Is Coming by winning the $35,173 Ohio Breeders Championship for sophomore filly trotters on the opening day of the Grand Circuit meeting at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. Ryan Stahl sent the eventual winner to the early lead forcing Victory Is Coming (Ammon Hershberger) to take the second spot at th...
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$354,000 Quillen set for Harrington Monday

on 09/19/2010 2:00 AM
The richest race in Harrington Raceway’s 64-year history will take place Monday as a group of the sport’s elite older pacers will do battle in the $354,000 fourth annual Bobby Quillen Memorial.   Won the West (7/2, David Miller), will attempt to become the first repeat winner of the Quillen, after winning last year’s event over Foiled Again (2-1, Ron Burke), who is also entered in the...
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Lisa America wins big; Viking Kronos 3YO sets mark

on 09/19/2010 2:00 AM
The Lou Guida-owned, Jerry Riordan-trained Lisa America defeated a top free-for-all field on Saturday at the Aby racetrack in Gothenburg, Sweden. The 5-year-old mare by Varenne won the Aby Greater Prize, defeating Torvald Palema in two heats to capture the race. Her heat victories were clocked in 1:55 and 1:52.4.   Lisa America was parked without cover in the second heat with ...
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Lauren scores in OSS Gold 2FP elim

on 09/18/2010 2:00 AM
Lauren turned in a gritty effort to score as the favorite in Friday’s single $40,000 Ontario Sire Stakes Gold elimination for 2-year-old filly pacers at Mohawk Racetrack.   A field of 11 lined up behind the gate with only one to be eliminated and it was Lauren firing out hard from post six for driver Ron Pierce to grab control through a :27.2 first panel. The top pair would give up the l...
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Fitness Girl in shape in Peaceful Way consolation

on 09/18/2010 2:00 AM
Fitness Girl and driver Steve Condren defeated heavily favored Cedar Dove in the late stages of the mile to capture the $50,000 Peaceful Way Stakes consolation for 2-year-old trotting fillies Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack, scoring in 1:56.   Cedar Dove wasted little time off the gate from post five as she sprinted to take command for driver Ron Pierce past the opening panel in :27.4. Ced...
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Colonial Downs kicks off 2010 meet

on 09/18/2010 2:00 AM
Colonial Downs ushered in its 13th annual harness racing season Friday night as three different late-closer pacing series kicked off. Of the six late closer divisions that were contested Friday, three were at a three-quarter mile distance, including the Horace Martin Memorial and the U Gotta Win One Now Series.   Gotapikapoketortwo broke before the start of the Martin, regained th...
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O-Georgie wins for new connections

on 09/18/2010 2:00 AM
O-Georgie, a seven-year-old trotting gelding starting for the initial time for the Tyler Raymer Stable, won the $20,000-$25,000 claiming handicap trot Friday evening at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.With Tony Morgan in the sulky, O-Georgie crossed the finish line in 1:56.2 for the first win in 2010 on the 13th start.The winner was claimed for $20,000 by Raymer, H.R. and H. Solomon of Rockville Cente...
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Draw held; 23 entered in Jug

on 09/18/2010 2:00 AM
The entry box for the Little Brown Jug closed at 10 am Saturday morning and the draw was held shortly before noon and it split Rock N Roll Heaven, Delmarvalous and One More Laugh, who have won the major stakes this season thus far. However, Rock N Roll Heaven and Delmarvalous both drew inside (one and two, respectively) while One More Laugh will start from post 7.   Here's the list of the s...
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Jug on radio, and streamed live online

on 09/18/2010 2:00 AM
Delaware radio station WINF (101.9 FM) will broadcast all of the harness races during the Delaware County Fair culminating with Thursday’s 65th Little Brown Jug.  The broadcast will be streamed online at www.winf.fm for listeners around the world.   Hosting the broadcast will be Don Berman and Dean Hoffman, two harness racing experts from central Ohio.  Berman has been an o...
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Trainers of favorites comment on Jug draw

on 09/18/2010 2:00 AM
"You don't come out to Delaware to race from the outside post," said Ray Schnittker, trainer of Meadowlands Pace winner One More Laugh, after the horse drew post seven--the far outside--in the third elimination for this coming Thursday's Little Brown Jug. "If he races and wins his elimination, we'll go two heats, but we won't go three heats."   Rock N Roll Heaven drew post two in the f...
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Pierce says CTC will be a "trip race"

on 09/18/2010 2:00 AM
Tonight at Mohawk Racetrack the $1 million Canadian Trotting Classic will take place and Muscle Massive will be looking to capture his second +$1 million race of the season. Earlier this year the son of Muscles Yankee captured the $1.5 million Hambletonian in 1:51 for driver Ron Pierce.   Since that victory, the Jimmy Takter trainee has been in Ontario preparing for tonight's rich event. Tw...
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Shoobee's Place takes $100,000 NJSS

on 09/18/2010 2:00 AM
Shoobee's Place, with David Miller driving, picked up the pieces Saturday to score a narrow 1:54.1 victory in the $100,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Premier Division Championship for 3-year-old pacing colts at Freehold Raceway.   When the heavy favorite, Valentino (who was entered to start in the Little Brown Jug), made a break at the start and fell eight lengths behind the field, Id...
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Peaceful Way to Crys Dream

on 09/18/2010 2:00 AM
The betting favorite Crys Dream made winning the $466,000 Peaceful Way for 2-year-old filly trotters look easy Saturday night as she took command shortly after the opening quarter and then held off the late rally of Intense America in 1:57.2.   Crys Dream is not eligible to the Breeders Crown, nor is Intense America. Third-place finisher Lady Rainbow and fourth-place finisher Hey ...
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Cowboys Dreamer wins 15th in MISS final

on 09/18/2010 2:00 AM
Cowboys Dreamer, such a prohibitive favorite in the $46,706 Michigan Sire Stakes final for 3-year-old filly pacers Saturday night at Hazel Park Harness Raceway that track officials canceled place and show wagering on the contest in fear of a large minus pool, didn't disappoint as she easily captured her 15th race of the year with a 1:54.1 effort. The final was one of eight on Hazel Park's clo...
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Dreamfair Eternal wins Milton elim for mares

on 09/18/2010 2:00 AM
After failing to find the winner's circle in her last three attempts, Dreamfair Eternal survived a first-over attack and delivered in the solo elimination of the Milton Stakes, stopping the clock in 1:50.4.   Southwind Tempo (Tim Tetrick) used post two to her advantage and bursted to the lead before the opening quarter in :27.2. Down the backstretch, On The Glass (Yannick Gingras) moved out...
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Dean Magee steers Credit Marker to Colonial win

on 09/18/2010 2:00 AM
Colonial Downs conducted its third “Mixed Breed” card of horse racing Saturday as the harness track’s opening weekend festivities continued in conjunction with the New Kent County Fair.   The afternoon program began with an exhibition Thoroughbred race, continued with a pair of pari-mutuel steeplechase races, then continued and concluded with 10 pari-mutuel harness races. The marathon...
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Balmoral Park hosts Illinois Super Night

on 09/18/2010 2:00 AM
Balmoral Park was the site Saturday of the 2010 Illinois Super Night, and the state-bred action got underway in the first race on the program. In that race, the $105,000 Su Mac Lad final for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters, it was Powerful Speed who posted a 6-1 upset in 1:55.3 for driver Todd Warren.   A gelded son of Powerful Emotion, Powerful Speed trotted a last quarter of :27.2 to...
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