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Yursa Hanover wins the Conway Hall at Vernon Downs

on 09/11/2010 2:00 AM
Yursa Hanover blew away six standout rivals while breezing to a 1:54.2 triumph in Friday night’s $150,000 Conway Hall open mare trotting contest at Vernon Downs.Yursa Hanover ($6.90) went right to the lead from post four and led through splits of :27.3, :57 and 1:26, en route to a 1-1/2 length verdict over the crowd wagering choice. Autumn Escapade finished another one-half length back in third,...
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Morgan horse breeder has KYSS finalist

on 09/11/2010 2:00 AM
The Red Mile will play host to the Kentucky Sire Stakes championships on Sunday night, with  2 & 3-year old trotters and pacers battling on the historic red clay oval in eight different $300,000 events for Kentucky-sired horses.   The Red Mile will be offering free admission to everyone, while serving up $1.50 draft beer.  First post is at 6:30 pm.   Camgrandest, a two-...
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Earl's Glider glides to 11th in ISS final

on 09/11/2010 2:00 AM
Earl's Glider stretched his win streak to 11 on Saturday night, cruising to a 1:57.1 victory in the $230,000 Indiana Sire Stakes (ISS)  final for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters at Indiana Downs. Earl's Glider's victory at odds of 1-9 put an end to a string of longshots that prevailed in the first three ISS finals on the program that offered total purses of nearly $2 million.   Ea...
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Kyle Major prevails in Simcoe slugfest

on 09/11/2010 2:00 AM
If they were handing out grades for effort in Saturday’s single $247,894 Simcoe Stakes division for 3-year-old pacing colts at Mohawk Racetrack, Kyle Major may very well have earned an A plus and then some.   The strapping son of Art Major–So Clear was hounded every step of the way but dug in gamely at the end to hold on for driver Mark MacDonald in 1:49.4 during heavy rainfalls a...
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JA's Outlaw steps up to Yonkers Open win

on 09/11/2010 2:00 AM
JA's Outlaw (George Brennan) made it five for five since the Lou Pena claim, stepping out of claimers Saturday night and winning Yonkers Raceway's $37,000 winners-over feature.   Assigned post position seven, JA's Outlaw grabbed the lead from 17-10 favorite Wholly Louy (Dan Dube).passing the :27.1 opening quarter-mile. "Louy" though about retaking right at the :55.4, intermission,...
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Vlos wins Pocono Open in swift 1:49.1

on 09/11/2010 2:00 AM
Vlos overpowered the field racing on the front end to win the featured Open Handicap Pace on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race carried the night’s top purse of $25,000.   Leaving from post position six in a field of eight, Vlos, trained by Eric Mollor, was sent to the front by driver George Napolitano Jr. early, then watched as both Riggins and Golden Receiver w...
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Break The Bank cashes in CTC elim

on 09/11/2010 2:00 AM
As he looks ahead to next weekend’s $1 million Canadian Trotting Classic at Mohawk Racetrack, conditioner Trond Smedshammer can be forgiven if he is hoping for rain. On Saturday night, he watched his pupil, Break The Bank K win for the second consecutive week over a sloppy Campbellville oval as he easily captured the single $40,000 elimination for this year’s event for driver Brian Sears. &n...
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Blacktuxwhitesocks fastest in NYSS at Tioga

on 09/11/2010 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs folded its gates for the final time in the 2010 race season on Saturday in front of a crowd of 4,206 fans. On tap for closing night were four divisions of New York Sire Stakes for 3-year old colt and gelding trotters, and Blacktuxwhitesocks was dressed for the occasion as the prohibitive betting favorite in division number three.   Jeff Gregory was at the lines as usua...
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Seven to go behind gate in Monday's Nadia Lobell

on 09/11/2010 2:00 AM
Just seven 3-year-old filly pacers will line up behind the gate in Monday night's $171,000 Nadia Lobell at The Red Mile, with division rivals Put On A Show and Dancinwiththestarz drawing post one and seven, respectively.   Put On A Show comes into the race off wins in the Valley Forge at Harrah's Chester and Simcoe at Mohawk Racetrack, and has nine wins overall in 2010 for trainer Chris Ryd...
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Big Jim, Roll With Joe sip Champlain splits

on 09/11/2010 2:00 AM
A pair of $141,510 Champlain divisions for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers took place despite dirty weather conditions Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Despite an uncharacteristic break in the $1 million Metro Pace one week ago, Big Jim redeemed himself in a Champlain split in a stakes record time, with Roll With Joe capturing the second division.   Big Jim (Phil Hudon) clea...
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Springboard springs to Meadows victory

on 09/10/2010 2:00 AM
Springboard sprang to the lead with a quarter-pole move, enjoyed a second-panel breather and went on to a comfortable victory in Thursday’s $22,500 Preferred Trot at The Meadows. After Springboard took the point, Mike Wilder was able to give the 6-year-old SJ’s Photo-Spring Serenade gelding a leisurely second quarter in 30.1. From there, Springboard blazed the back half in 57 and scored i...
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20 new stables at Pompano

on 09/10/2010 2:00 AM
When the call went out for stall applications from The Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park for the 2010-2011 season, Director of Racing Operations John Yinger wasn't quite sure what to expect. In short order, he got the answer loud and clear."Really we can only call it an overwhelming response," Yinger says. "It's already certain we will have a full capacity of horses on the Pompano backstretch by mid...
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HHI supports the Meadowlands & NJ racing

on 09/10/2010 2:00 AM
The Board of Directors of Harness Horsemen International (HHI) is dedicated to supporting the Standardbred Breeders And Owners of New Jersey (SBOA-NJ), and their efforts to save the Meadowlands Racetrack and the agriculturally-based harness racing and breeding industry that is a vital part of the Garden State. HHI strongly encourages all horsemen to attend the Summit on Gaming second session,...
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Schemes upsets at Cal-Expo

on 09/10/2010 2:00 AM
Claiming handicap pacers were featured at Cal-Expo in two divisions on Thursday night (September 9), on which one race shaped up well and the other shaped up perfectly.In the first of the two $3,900 divisions, Schemes left and had the lead a sixteenth of a mile past the start for driver Steve Wiseman from post-position three in the field of six before yielding into the turn for an eventual three-h...
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Flex The Muscle takes Charles Smith

on 09/10/2010 2:00 AM
Not needing much of a workout, Flex The Muscle was away from the gate first and only improved his position, rolling to an effortless open-lengths win in the $80,000 Charles Smith final for 3-year-old-trotters at Freehold Raceway on Friday, Sept. 10. Dave Miller was in the bike for trainer Ray Schnittker and owners Schnittker, Jerry Silva and the Arden Homestead Stable. Leaving from post thre...
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Indy Downs hosts rich Summer Championships

on 09/10/2010 2:00 AM
Indiana-bred trotters and pacers will battle for record purses Saturday, September 11 when Indiana Downs plays host to a lucrative night of racing. The 14-race program, billed as the Indiana Summer Championships, will boast $1.95 million in purses. And when the dust settles, 10 new Indiana Sires Stakes champions will be crowned.   The Peter Wrenn-trained trotting tandem of Msnaughtybynature...
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Upsets prevail in Keystone Classic 3CP splits

on 09/10/2010 2:00 AM
Bombastic and Euorpan, both not eligible to the upcoming Little Brown Jug nor Breeders Crown, sprung upsets in their respective $45,500 divisions of the Keystone Classic for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers Friday afternoon at The Meadows.   At odds of 42-1 Bombastic was the longest shot on the board in the opening Keystone Classic split, but after receiving a picture-perfect steer from T...
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Winbak sale to be streamed online

on 09/10/2010 2:00 AM
Winbak Farms will be holding its sixth annual Select Sale on Friday, Sept. 17. The sale will be video streamed live via the internet and open to phone bids for those who cannot attend. Phone bidders must be registered with Winbak Farm of Maryland before 9 a.m. on the day of the sale. In order to register and to bid call (410) 885-3059.   The Select Sale features yea...
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Luchento says 100-day meet in 2011 planned

on 09/10/2010 2:00 AM
The future of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, the Meadowlands racetrack, and harness racing in New Jersey was discussed by legislators, labor leaders, and racing supporters during five hours of testimony during the second New Jersey Legislative Gaming Summit on Friday at the Meadowlands.   The second Summit was held in the Pegasus dining area of the racetrack and when i...
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Read Luchento's Gaming Summit remarks

on 09/10/2010 2:00 AM
In speaking at the second New Jersey Legislative Gaming Summit on Friday at the Meadowlands, New Jersey Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey president Tom Luchento spoke for several minutes before a video presentation was shown. Including in Luchento's remarks was the revelation that a 100-day harness meet is planned for 2011 at the Meadowlands, with purses being the highest in the world....
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