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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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Things heating up on Jugette Day

on 09/22/2010 2:00 AM
Wednesday is Jugette Day at the Delaware County Fairgrounds north of Columbus, Ohio, and although summer is waning, the high temperature is expected to reach a summer-like 85 degrees. The forecast calls for a 40-percent chance of a thunderstorm passing through the area around 2 p.m. There was a slight breeze at the horses' backs heading into the stretch.   Activity at both the Jugette ...
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Ohio Commission approves 17 fewer 2011 dates

on 09/22/2010 2:00 AM
The Ohio Racing Commission, based on requests from the state’s harness racetracks, approved fewer live racing dates for 2011 at its September meeting, held this morning at the Delaware County Fairgrounds.   The four harness tracks, Northfield Park, Raceway Park, Scioto Downs and Lebanon Raceway, were approved for 366 racing dates, 17 fewer than they had requested for the current year. &n...
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Breeders Crown eligibles in action at Pocono

on 09/22/2010 2:00 AM
The Friday night race card at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will be featuring horses eligible for the 2010 Breeders Crown that the Northeastern Pennsylvania oval will be hosting Oct. 9.   In the second half of the Daily Double, all six horses in the Open Trot for 3 year olds are eligible for the upcoming Breeders Crown. That field includes Ultimate Crown, a winner of $534,000-plus in pu...
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Hall-N-Flori sets Standardbred stakes mark

on 09/22/2010 2:00 AM
Pacific Flash set a new stakes mark in the first $31,550 division of the Standardbred for 2-year-old filly trotters Wednesday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio County Fairgrounds, but the record was short-lived as it was lowered just two races later by Hall-N-Flori in the second $31,550 split   ust prior to post a brief shower fell over the fairgrounds, cooling temperatures from the mid ...
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Jugette race-off eliminated; Gural named LBJ director

on 09/22/2010 2:00 AM
Effective in 2011, there will be no race-off for the Jugette 3-Year-Old Filly Pace. The Little Brown Society board of directors voted that the winner of the second heat will be the Jugette champion. The board confirmed that beginning in 2012, the Jugette and Little Brown Jug will be limited to 24 starters.   At their meeting on Tuesday, the Board also elected Jeff Gural of Manhatt...
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Record high expected for Jug Day

on 09/22/2010 2:00 AM
A day after afternoon rain considerably cooled the temperature on Jugette Day at the Delaware, Ohio County Fairgrounds, sunny skies greeted the visitors to the fair on Thursday for the Little Brown Jug Day program. Record highs are expected to be set across the state of Ohio, including Delaware where the previous high for Sept. 23 of 91 degrees was set in 1937. The forecasted high for Delaware on ...
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Costa Rica comes up big in Buckette

on 09/22/2010 2:00 AM
Costa Rica led from start to finish to win the $98,025 Buckette for 3-year-old filly trotters Wednesday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio County Fairgrounds in a national season's-mark 1:56. Driven by Ron Pierce for trainer Jimmy Takter, Co.sta Rica held off a game effort by runner-up Full Tank and Brian Sears, with up Front Juansteen, who raced first-over against the winner around the final turn, f...
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Rock N Soul, Western Silk win Jugette elims

on 09/22/2010 2:00 AM
Odds-on choice Dancinwiththestarz made a break in the first turn in the first of two eliminations of the $353,400 Jugette for 3-year-old filly pacers Wednesday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio County fairgrounds, but she recovered to finish third and advance to the second heat. The opening elim was won in wire-to-wire fashion by Rock N Soul, who crossed the wire in a career-best 1:52 for driver Yan...
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Jugette a smooth victory for Western Silk

on 09/22/2010 2:00 AM
Mark MacDonald won the 2006 Little Brown Jug with Mr. Feelgood and now the 31-year-old driver can add a Jugette title to his resume after directing Western Silk to a straight-heats victory in the 40th renewal of the pacing classic for 3-year-old filly pacers Wednesday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio County Fairgrounds. This year's Jugette had a total purse of $353,400.   Western Silk crosse...
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Day to educate legislators at Perretti Farms

on 09/22/2010 2:00 AM
 The 12th District Legislators will be hosting a Symposium on the Equine Industry in New Jersey on Sept. 27 at Perretti Farms, New Jersey’s largest horse farm, in Cream Ridge from 10 am to 12 pm as an opportunity to educate fellow legislators and other New Jersey residents about the importance of horse and horse-related industries to the State’s economy.   "Recently,” said Assemb...
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Picasso Spur paints 18-1 masterpiece in Keystone Classic

on 09/21/2010 2:00 AM
Brushed off at 18-1, Picasso Spur made his maiden win a memorable one Monday at The Meadows by scoring an upset victory in a Keystone Classic division. The $103,402 stake for freshman colt and gelding trotters was contested over three divisions, with Haulin Laser and Kash’s Cantab taking the other splits. Not only was Picasso Spur in tough, but his regular trainer/driver, Dick Stilling...
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Future Night Train fastest OBC winner

on 09/21/2010 2:00 AM
JJ Hall, Lima Legend and Future Night Train won divisions of Monday’s $54,924 Ohio Breeders Championship 2-Year-Old Colt Trot at the Delaware County Fair. JJ Hall trotted in 2:00-flat and gave driver Chip Noble his 97th victory at the Delaware County Fair with his win in the first OBC  division.  The Jailhouse Jesse colt, sent off as the 2/5 favorite, led from start to finish to defeat...
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Average price drops at Ohio Jug sale

on 09/21/2010 2:00 AM
The annual Ohio Selected Jug Sale was held Monday night at the Eden Park Equestrian Complex not far from Delaware, and it served as a reminder that solutions to improve the long-term health of Ohio’s harness racing industry have still not been implemented despite hopeful signs.  A total of 117 yearlings were sold for an average price of $6,611, a 27.8 percent decline from last year’s ave...
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Holiday Road wins Red Mile qualifier

on 09/21/2010 2:00 AM
Holiday Road, who has not made a pari-mutuel start since making a break and finishing last in the Hambletonian final in early August at the Meadowlands, won a qualifier at The Red Mile Thursday morning in 1:57.1. A recall was first needed in the qualifier as Holiday Road's safety snap to the shaft of the sulky became unfastened.    With trainer Greg Peck driving, Holiday Road started f...
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Charlino named to drive Just Crowned in Jug

on 09/21/2010 2:00 AM
Post time for Thursday's Little Brown Jug card at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds has been moved up 10 minutes, with the first race of the day now set for 10:50 a.m. The first of the three Little Brown Jug eliminations has an approximate post time of 4 p.m.   In the Jug elims, Dan Charlino has been named by trainer Jim Mulinix to drive Just Crowned in the second elim. The gelded son of Artsp...
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Kallas talking harness racing & sports on radio

on 09/21/2010 2:00 AM
Steve Kallas, a correspondent for this website and The Horseman And Fair World magazine, as well as a Standardbred owner, has his own weekly radio show at WVOX 1460 AM in New Rochelle, New York.  The Steve Kallas Show, a one-hour sports-talk show, can be heard nationally at WVOX.com every Thursday from 6-7 pm.   This Thursday, just a few hours after the Little Brown...
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Chip Noble Scores 98th Victory at Delaware, OH

on 09/21/2010 2:00 AM
Xenia’s Chip Noble scored his 98th career victory at the Delaware County Fair to move within one win of the late Wayne (Curly) Smart.   Noble won Tuesday’s third race with She’s Not Red for his third victory of the 2010 Delaware meeting and the 4,815th of his career.  Noble’s first win of his career came in 1970.   David Miller leads all drivers with 169 winning drives fol...
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