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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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Pastor Stephen wins Wellwood final

on 09/18/2010 2:00 AM
Pastor Stephen and Yannick Gingras found racing room late in the mile to win the $500,000 William Wellwood Memorial Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack in a tight finish.   Leader Of The Gang (Ron Pierce) was quickest off the gate and took command from post two with Broad Bahn (Jack Moiseyev) still on the outside at the quarter in :27.4. Broad Bahn finally cleared and took over command as th...
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Lucky Chucky equal stakes mark in CTC

on 09/18/2010 2:00 AM
Driver John Campbell returned to the Canadian Trotting Classic final winner's circle Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack for the first time since he won the 1983 renewal with Joie De Vie, directing Lucky Chucky to a 1:52 victory over a "good" racetrack. Break The Bank K finished second in the $1 million contest, with Muscle Massive third in the mile that equaled the track and stakes record.  ...
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Berkshire gets better at Cal-Expo

on 09/17/2010 2:00 AM
His "mettle" was tested with a class rise and a much faster pace, but that didn't prevent Berkshire from repeating.Open 2 Handicap trotters, racing for a purse of $5,200, were featured at Cal-Expo on Thursday night (September 16), on which Berkshire won his third race in the last four.Prior to starting from post-three in the field of six, did driver Steve Wiseman fear the tougher competition, espe...
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Surface Tension fastest in NYSS 2CT splits

on 09/17/2010 2:00 AM
Monticello Raceway hosted five divisions of the $160,000 New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings on Thursday and when the dust settled Dan Daley reined a pair of winners and Jeff Gregory and Dejarmbro scored their fifth consective triumph.   Daley won the first NYSS event with Daleydaydream in 2:01.4 in the first race on the card and then came right back to...
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Lucky Chucky, Sylvester looking to turn tables

on 09/17/2010 2:00 AM
The Canadian Trotting Classic is Canada's richest trotting event and Lucky Chucky will be looking for redemption for trainer Chuck Sylvester. The son of Windsongs Legacy finished a close second in the $1.5 million Hambletonian earlier this year at the Meadowlands behind the Jimmy Takter trainee Muscle Massive.   Despite being defeated in this year's Hambletonian, Lucky Chucky’s tra...
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Lady Rainbow ready for Peaceful Way

on 09/17/2010 2:00 AM
Despite Lady Rainbow making a uncharacteristic break in stride in her Peaceful Way Stakes elimination last week, trainer-driver Rick Zeron remains optimistic that his charge can find the winners circle this Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack in the $466,000 Peaceful Way Stakes final.   The daughter of Muscles Yankee made a break in stride as the field headed into the first turn in her eliminato...
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Glide Power Ready For Breeders Crown

on 09/17/2010 2:00 AM
Before heading to the Oct. 9 Breeders Crown, trainer Jan Johnson dropped his 3-year-old filly trotter Glide Power into the Freehold entry box for the $100,000 final of the New Jersey Sire Stakes (NJSS) on Thursday, Sept. 16.    One worry he did not have when he entered the race, was Glide Power’s ability to get around a half-mile oval despite having just one previous start at that t...
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