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Takter Looking For A 'Massive' Performance

on 09/15/2010 2:00 AM
The $1 million Canadian Trotting Classic will be showcased this Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack featuring North America's best three-year-old trotters. The Canadian Trotting Classic is the secondrichest trotting event for three-year-old trotters to be offered in North America, the richest is the $1.5 million Hambletonian.The last three winners of the Hambletonian: Muscle Hill, Deweycheatumnhowe and D...
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Stud, qualifier news for Rock N Roll Heaven

on 09/15/2010 2:00 AM
When Rock N Roll Heaven concludes his racing season this fall, he will include a trip to Australia on his calendar. Pepper Tree Farm of Australia has announced that it will stand the horse at stud in the Southern Hemisphere in 2011. The horse does not yet have a home for the 2011 breeding season in North America.   "Now we will try and put together what we want...
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FBI issues release regarding Brooks trial

on 09/15/2010 2:00 AM
In an unusual move, the FBI issued a press release following yesterday's conviction of David Brooks and Sandra Hatfield after an eight month trial in New York. Brooks was found guilty of all 17 charges against him while Hatfield was found guilty of 14 of 16 counts. A link to the FBI release can be found on the bottom of this complete story.   According to New York attorneys who have worked ...
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Tioga shows increase in live and export handle

on 09/15/2010 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs wrapped up its 2010 racing season as the curtain fell on Saturday night, Sept. 11, in front of a house of fans and horsemen. Tioga made headlines earlier in the year when takeout rates were lowered to state minimums for the 2010 race meet, and as the final numbers came in the results were promising. In a time when growth in business is hard to come by, Tioga Downs was up in live h...
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Bongiorno carries on family tradition

on 09/15/2010 2:00 AM
Joe Bongiorno carried on a family tradition on Monday, Sept. 13 at Yonkers Raceway. The 16-year-old son of former trainer Robert Bongiorno and his wife Barbara Bongiorno, nee Dancer, won the first race of his young driving career. Driving Mister Lucky Vec for his mom in an $18,000 division of the CK Billings Series, Bongiorno jumped out to an early lead from post five and was in front at every ca...
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Horses headed for Colonial in accident

on 09/15/2010 2:00 AM
A horse was killed in a three-vehicle wreck on Interstate 95 in Spotsylvania County, Va., on Tuesday (Sept. 14).   According to a story in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, a tractor-trailer heading north on I-95 at mile marker 126 rear-ended a box truck, forcing that vehicle to run off the road, strike a guardrail and overturn. The tractor-trailer then went across the median and off the southbo...
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Tight Pants wins stakes at Freehold

on 09/15/2010 2:00 AM
Tight Pants coasted to a 2 3/4- length victory, capturing the $59,000 Marion Dancer Trot in 2:02 flat on Wednesday at Freehold Raceway. The Muscles Yankee filly was virtually unchallenged in picking up her second straight victory.  She has finished in-the-money in four of five career outings, banking $39,380.   Andy Miller drove Tight Pants who is trained by Nifty Norman and ...
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Ouellette likes Crys Dream's chances

on 09/15/2010 2:00 AM
This Saturday night Mohawk Racetrack will offer one of its richest race cards of the year. The $1 million Canadian Trotting Classic will be featured along with the $500,000 William Wellwood Memorial, $466,000 Peaceful Way Stakes and a lone elimination of the Milton Stakes for the continent's best older pacing mares.   Crys Dream is one filly that will headline the Peaceful Way Stakes for 2-...
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Higher And Higher wins in 1:50.4 at Pocono

on 09/15/2010 2:00 AM
Higher And Higher, driven by Jim Morrill Jr., won her second straight race and fourth in eight starts this season Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The filly scored in 1:50.4, just a fifth of a second off of her lifetime mark.   The 3-year-old Western Terror filly, trained by Paul Reid, was coming off a 1:52.1 win at Harrah’s Chester Downs.   Special Sweetheart (Matt ...
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Favorites deliver in NYSS

on 09/14/2010 2:00 AM
The Empire's glamor gang returned downstate Monday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the  $277,962 New York Sire Stakes Jim Crawford Pace for 3-year-old colts and geldings.A trio of $92,634 divisions went postward over "good" ground, with all three favorites delivering on their promises to the public.Defending NYSS champ He's Gorgeous (Jim Morrill Jr.) overcame a rotten draw (post position ...
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NYSS 2FPs in action Wednesday at Monticello

on 09/14/2010 2:00 AM
Over $160,000 will be up for grabs for 2 year-old filly pacers in the New York Sire Stakes at Monticello Raceway on Wednesday afternoon. As the 2010 NYSS season nears its ending the fillies will be fighting for a berth in the $175,000 final at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday, Sept. 25 and those who have entered are this year’s cream of the crop.   In the first $53,609...
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Ultimate Cameron romps in Red Mile qualifier

on 09/14/2010 2:00 AM
After a pair of off-the-board finishes in her last two starts since finishing second in the $750,000 Hambletonian Oaks in early August, Ultimate Cameron romped home an open-lengths winner in a Tuesday-morning qualifier at The Red Mile as the 3-year-old filly trotter prepares for the upcoming Breeders Crown at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. With Don Irvine Jr. driving for trainer Bob Stewart, Ultima...
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One elim for Milton; Tug River Princess gets bye

on 09/14/2010 2:00 AM
There will be just one elimination for the Milton Stakes this Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack. The best older pacing mares will in town as part of a lucrative race card which includes the $1 million Canadian Trotting Classic, $500,000 William Wellwood Memorial and the $466,000 Peaceful Way Stakes.   With 11 horses entered for this Saturday's lone elimination, Tug River Princess has received ...
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David Brooks found guilty on all charges

on 09/14/2010 2:00 AM
The  eight-month long trial of DHB body armor industrialist David Brooks (Bulletproof Enterprises) finally came to a verdict on Tuesday, Sept., 14, when he was convicted on all of the counts against him – 17 total  at his huge stock fraud trial in federal court in Central Islip, N.Y.. His co-defendant, Sandra Hatfield, was found guilty of 14 of the 16 counts against her. After hea...
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Attention! Trainers of Jug, Jugette horses

on 09/14/2010 2:00 AM
All horses that compete in either the Little Brown Jug or Jugette are placed in a detention barn and are required to remain in detention until the completion of the race. The Delaware County Fair has issued the following notice regarding the policy requiring horses to reside in the Jug or Jugette barn before the race.   Below is the notice: For your convenience, the Jugette Barn will be op...
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Entry fees for Jug, Jugette due this week

on 09/14/2010 2:00 AM
Attention  horsemen!  Starting fees for the Jugette and Little Brown Jug are due  five days before the date of the races. The deadline for the $4,000 Jugette starting fee is 10 am Friday, Sept. 17, and the deadline for the Jug payment of $6,000 is 10 am Saturday, Sept. 18.   The draw for post positions for the Jugette will be Friday morning, Sept. 17, and the Little Brown Jug...
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Lucky Jim returns Friday in Credit Winner

on 09/14/2010 2:00 AM
After a brief, seven-week layoff from July 24 through Sept. 11, Lucky Jim will make his return to the racetrack on Friday, Sept. 17, in the $195,000 Credit Winner at Vernon Downs.   Although his 1:54 qualifier at Harrah’s Chester on Sept. 11 was impressive with a final panel of :27.4, the 5-year old son of SJ’s Photo-Hawaiian Sierra will face the best trotters in North Am...
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Kirty Dream's 1:54.2 sets stakes mark

on 09/14/2010 2:00 AM
Kirty Dream (above) controlled his rivals early, then mounted a successful assault on the clock as he captured a division of Tuesday’s Keystone Classic at The Meadows in a stakes record and career-best 1:54.2. The $93,801 event for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters was contested over three divisions, with Pilgrims Chuckie and Pretty Boy Lindy taking the other splits — both for John Cam...
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With more horses sold, average drops at NJ sale

on 09/13/2010 2:00 AM
A tight economy and the addition of 59  more horses seemed to set the stage for a drop in the average price for the yearlings sold at the 2010 New Jersey Classic Yearling Sale, held Sunday, Sept. 12, at the Horse Park of New Jersey. A total of 240 yearlings were sold (246 cataloged), with the average price $6,028. The gross dropped from $1,527,400 to $1,446,900.   Last year just 1...
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Average climbs 6.4% at Canadian Open

on 09/13/2010 2:00 AM
The Ontario yearling market is alive and well, as the results of the Canadian Open show. The two-day sale, conducted Sept. 11 and 12, concluded with an average price of $16,160, a 6.4 percent increase over last year's average of $15,191. Further demonstrating the strength of the sale, a total of 289 yearlings were sold at this year's two-day auction, up from the 257 head sold at last year's sale. ...
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