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Strike An Attitude's 1:52.2 sets Keystone mark

on 09/21/2010 2:00 AM
Strike An Attitude made the front with a dazzling quarter-pole move and didn’t stop smoking until she crossed the wire in 1:52,2, fastest mile ever for a freshman filly pacer at The Meadows, in a division of Tuesday’s Keystone Classic.   The Keystone Classic--with a total purse of $126,400--was contested over three divisions, with Musette Mindale and Day To Ponder taking the other split...
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NYSS championships set for Saturday

on 09/21/2010 2:00 AM
Post positions have been drawn for Saturday's $1.6 million New York Night of Champions, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the richest night of racing in the state. Eight, $200,000 sire stakes finals--for 2- and 3-year-olds of both sexes and gaits--comprise the 21st edition of the Empire State's showcase event.The finales go as races 3 through 10 on the 13-race card, with first post at the customary 7:1...
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Wolf's Jann celebrates Yom Kippur with win

on 09/20/2010 2:00 AM
It was well known that former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax—a practicing member of the Jewish faith—would not take to the mound if his scheduled start fell on Yom Kippur, and over the years other athletes have remained on the sidelines as they observed the high holiday. Although the 3-year-old filly trotter Wolf’s Jann is obviously not Jewish, her owners are and that caused a few...
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Dan Noble lands first Jug drive

on 09/20/2010 2:00 AM
Dan Noble was the leading driver during last year’s Delaware Grand Circuit with eight victories, but his greatest thrill will come this Thursday afternoon when guides Doc’s Yankee in the second elimination of the Little Brown Jug.   “That was great, winning the driving title, but it certainly doesn’t compare to getting the chance to drive in the Little Brown Jug,” said Noble....
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American Cancer Society fundraiser at Delaware

on 09/20/2010 2:00 AM
More than $7,000 has been donated to charity through the efforts of Lady Pace honorees during the past two years at the Delaware County Fair. This year Terry Todd Millhoan, who is the 2010 Lady Pace honoree, will accept donations for the American Cancer Society in a unique way.   Terry, like Gail Cunard in 2008 and Polly Sidley in 2009, will wear a tiara throughout the day on Thursday....
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ML Cupcake wins fastest OBC 2FT split

on 09/20/2010 2:00 AM
Sam Noble III found himself in a familiar spot on Monday afternoon--the winner’s circle at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. Noble guided ML Cupcake to a hard-earned 1 3/4-length victory over Photo Memory (Jim Dailey) in 1:59.4 in the first division of the Ohio Breeders Championship for freshman trotting fillies. ML Cupcake and Photo Memory were both hustled off the gate and battled for the earl...
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Southwind to award buyers of its yearlings

on 09/20/2010 2:00 AM
Southwind Farms is introducing its new “Good Taste” Awards program, which will be available to anyone participating in the 2010 yearling sales in Morrisville (Sept. 27) and/or the select yearling sales in Lexington (Oct. 13-17) and Harrisburg (Nov. 8 -13). This unique award program is easy to enter and does not require any pre-registration. It is as simple as this.  If you possess the ...
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Future Night Train sets season's mark

on 09/20/2010 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.   JJ Hall, a colt by Jailhouse Jesse, was sent off as the 2-5 favorite and led ...
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Foiled Again sets 1:50.1 Harrington record

on 09/20/2010 2:00 AM
Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi and JJk Stables’ Foiled Again prevailed in the fourth annual $354,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial Final Monday at Harrington Raceway in a track record time of 1:50.1.   Driven by Yannick Gingras, the Ron Burke-trainee sat in the pocket behind pacesetting Blueridge Western (Dan Dube) throughout. Blueridge Western set fractions of :26.3, :54.4 and 1...
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Vlos captures second straight at Pocono

on 09/19/2010 2:00 AM
Vlos, driven by George Napolitano Jr., overcame a broken head pole in winning his second straight $24,000 open handicap pace at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Saturday evening.Assigned the nine post, Vlos was caught on the outside for the first three-eighths of a mile with the opening quarter clicked off in 26.3 with Golden Receiver (Joe Pavia Jr.) leading the way.The race winner, trained by Eric Mol...
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Giddy Up Lucky wins Yonkers Open

on 09/19/2010 2:00 AM
Favored Giddy Up Lucky (Eric Goodell) paid the usher for a better seat at intermission, then strolled away from the rest of the audience, making a Saturday night mockery of Yonkers Raceway's $42,500 Open Handicap Pace.Away third from post position No. 2, he moved to leading Psilvuheartbreaker (Cat Manzi) after a 27-second opening quarter-mile. Giddy Up Lucky assumed the lead after the :54.3 midway...
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Winbak Dimensions a Vernon winner

on 09/19/2010 2:00 AM
Newcomer Winbak Dimensions came close to the track record for aged pacing horses with his 1:52 victory in Saturday night's $11,000 featured eighth event at Vernon Downs.Shuffled back to sixth in the early going, Winbak Dimensions ($5.20) advanced on the outside from fifth at the three-quarter mark, and then closed from third in the homestretch to win by a head in the week's top Miracle Mile pacing...
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Circle City divisions held at Indiana Downs

on 09/19/2010 2:00 AM
Saturday night's program at Indiana Downs had an appetizer as the $50,000 Circle City for 2-year-old filly pacers was held prior to the pari-mutuel card as a non-betting affair. Programmed later on the regular card were a pair of $35,000 Circle City divisions for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers.   In Deep Thought, driven by Tim Curtin, came up a 4 1/4-length winner in 1:53...
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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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