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Broad Bahn has confidence of connections

on 09/17/2010 2:00 AM
Apart of Saturday's ultra-impressive race card at Mohawk Racetrack is the $500,000 William Wellwood Memorial final featuring North America's best 2-year-old trotters. One of last week's elimination winners was Broad Bahn, who lowered the track record and equaled the all-time Canadian record for a 2-year-old trotter winning in a career best clocking of 1:55.1.   The son of Broadway Hall wa...
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More than 500 horses flying for World Games

on 09/17/2010 2:00 AM
The countdown is on for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, and the largest commercial airlift of horses got underway this week.   World Equestrian Games officials estimated that approximately 450 horses will depart from Europe over a 14-day period form Sept. 16-29. An additional 54 horses fly from Australasia and South America.   The European flights will originate from Brussels...
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Jugette attracts 16 filly pacers

on 09/17/2010 2:00 AM
Western Silk and Dancinwiththestarz are slight favorites for the wide-open $353,400 Jugette 3-Year-Old Filly Pace scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 22 at the Delaware, Ohio County Fair. Sixteen fillies will battle in two $56,544 eliminations and the top four finishers in each elimination will return for the $169,632 second heat. If a different filly wins the second heat then ...
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Takter hopes to be dancin to Jugette victory

on 09/17/2010 2:00 AM
Trainer Jimmy Takter has one Jugette victory to his credit, that coming in 2008 with Good News Lady, who won her elimination, then made an early break in the second heat and was never in contention, and came back victorious in a two-horse race-off with Sprig Hanover to take home the trophy. Takter’s hopeful for this year's Jugette at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds on Wednesday, Sept. 22, i...
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Breeders Crown rates for area hotels

on 09/17/2010 2:00 AM
Hotels nearest Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will fill quickly for Breeders Crown weekend. Those certain of attending are urged to make their arrangements as soon as possible.   The Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association has secured special rates at the following establishments on October 8 and 9. Simply mention the Breeders Crown when making your reservation.   Host Inn Residen...
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Racing Commissioners proposes less bute

on 09/17/2010 2:00 AM
The Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) Model Rules Committee voted unanimously on Friday to recommend lowering the threshold of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug phenylbutazone.   The committee acted on recommendations from the RCI Regulatory Veterinarians Committee, the RCI Drug Testing Standards and Practices Committee, the Racing Medication and Testing ...
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Northwest Hanover takes Keystone Classic

on 09/17/2010 2:00 AM
Three divisions of the Keystone Classic for 3-year-old filly pacers were contested at The Meadows on Friday afternoon, with the fastest split going to Northwest Hanover in 1:53.2. Princessofdarkness and Discoverer won the other two splits, both clocked in 1:54.1.   Two of Northwest Hanover’s three stakes wins this season have now come at The Meadows. Earlier this year she won Adioo Volo d...
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2 nights, 2 NY wins for Wolf's Jann at Vernon

on 09/17/2010 2:00 AM
Wolf's Jann, a 3-year-old daughter of Majestic Victory, won her division of the $37,354 opening night leg of the of the New York Sire Stakes for trotting fillies at Vernon Downs on Friday night, Sept. 17. It was the second win in as many nights at Vernon for Wolf's Jann, who captured a $13,300 late-closing event on Thursday with a 1:59.2 effort over a "sloppy" track for driver Claude Huc...
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Credit Lucky Jim with a big comeback win

on 09/17/2010 2:00 AM
The sensational Lucky Jim produced the fastest trotting mile in the 57-year history of Vernon Downs while winning the 4th-annual Credit Winner Open, sponsored by the Blue Chip Farms, in 1:52 on Friday night.Competing against six swift rivals in the $195,000 eighth event, Lucky Jim ($4.90) rallied three wide off the final bend and came a last quarter in :27.4 to earn a one length victory over track...
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Action Broadway in Keystone Classic record

on 09/16/2010 2:00 AM
Action-Broadway powered to the lead with a quarter-pole move and held on late to capture a division of Wednesday’s Keystone Classic at The Meadows in a stakes-record 1:54.4.The $82,002 event for 3-year-old filly trotters was contested over three divisions, with Bone A Fide and Behindclosedoors taking the other splits. All three fillies bettered the previous stakes record of 1:55.4 established by...
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Southwind Jazmin ties Mighty M mark

on 09/16/2010 2:00 AM
Southwind Jazmin equalled the Monticello Raceway track record for 2-year-old pacing fillies when Jason Bartlett guided the daughter of Art Major to a 1:56.4 victory in their $54,609 division of the $162,500 New York Sire Stakes  on Wednesday afternoon. Southwind Jazmin's final time matched the former mark  first set in 1995 by Chi Chi Girl and Matt Romano iand tied by B Intensified and J...
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Sulky among items in charity auction

on 09/16/2010 2:00 AM
A charity auction held in conjunction with the traditional Pre-Jug party is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 22,  in the Hospitality Pavilion immediately following the Jugette.  Guests will enjoy gourmet hor d’oeurves, an open bar, live music, and friendly competition to win the bid on a variety of exciting items and services.   Tom Harmer and Michael Polansky have donated a custo...
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Kirschenbaum's Television Star returns for fall season

on 09/16/2010 2:00 AM
When Television Star shows up for work in Saturday night’s 11th race at Cal-Expo, it will be his first evening appearance since mid June. The Little Steven homebred comes into the affair with 10 victories and 14 thirds from his 46 outings.   The 4-year-old Little Steven homebred carries the banner of Alan Kirschenbaum and Sheldon Perry and appeared to have found his friends at t...
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Get ready for the Jug with Eye on Harness Racing

on 09/16/2010 2:00 AM
A look at next week’s Little Brown Jug, and changes made to the Jug race conditions, lead this Thursday’s edition of “Eye on Harness Racing,” the U.S. Trotting Association’s online video magazine.   The program will also take a look back at the second installment of the New Jersey Gaming Summit, important legislative hearings examining the state’s racing industry conducted at th...
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Special edition of Weekend Preview for Jug

on 09/16/2010 2:00 AM
It’s almost time for the Little Brown Jug and yearling sales and Grand Circuit racing in Lexington, and both scenes bring plenty of excitement because of their unique settings, and more importantly, the horses and people that they attract.   HarnessRacing Weekend Preview will be publishing special editions for the Jug and Lexington, so don’t be surprised to find them in your email box. ...
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Rock N Roll Heaven wins in 1:51

on 09/16/2010 2:00 AM
Rock N Roll Heaven, prepping for the 2010 Little Brown Jug next Thursday in Delaware, Ohio, and also getting familiar with the five-eighths mile oval at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs for the October 9 Breeders Crown, won his qualifying race easily on the front end Thursday morning.   Leaving from the six hole, Daniel Dube and Rock N Roll Heaven took the six-horse field to the opening quarter ...
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Local Jug hopes ride with Doc's Yankee

on 09/16/2010 2:00 AM
When was the last time a Little Brown Jug champion was owned by a resident of Delaware, Ohio? Never! When was the last time a Delaware horseman or horsewoman trained a Jug champion? Never! Wayne "Curly" Smart of Delaware drove Jug winners Dudley Hanover (1946) and Meadow Rice (1952), but he did not train either colt.   On Thursday, Sept.23, Bud and Janet Bay of Dela...
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Chapter Seven still unbeaten with Dancer win

on 09/16/2010 2:00 AM
Chapter Seven extended his unbeaten streak to five and posted a stakes record time in the $61,000 Harold Dancer Trot on Thursday at Freehold Raceway.   The son of Windsong’s Legacy remained flawless, as he drew away to a four-length victory in a time of 1:59 flat, chipping a fifth of a second off of Keystone Savage’s 1:59.1 clocking in the 2005 Harold Dancer.   Sponsored by ...
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Glide Power edges Bar Slide in NJSS final

on 09/16/2010 2:00 AM
Glide Power took advantage of her rail post position to sit in the pocket and overtake Bar Slide at the wire in 1:56.2 to win the $100,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Premier Division Championship for 3-year-old trotting fillies Thursday at Freehold Raceway.   Hambletonian Oaks champion Bar Slide started from post three and  took the lead off the first turn as Glide Power trotted ...
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P J Clark sparkles at Pocono

on 09/15/2010 2:00 AM
P J Clark matched his own track record for four-year-old trotting stallions in winning the featured Open Handicap trot on Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.  The race carried the night’s top purse of $24,000.Leaving from post position #5 in a field of nine as a 5-2 third choice, P J Clark, trained by Laura Shock, was sent to the front end immediately by driver Jim Morrill Jr.&nbs...
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