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Buck I St. Pat heads Conway Hall field

on 09/08/2010 2:00 AM
World champion Buck I St. Pat will lead eight rivals into battle on Friday night at Vernon Downs in the $150,000 Conway Hall. The 7-year old trotting sensation will look to repeat in the Conway Hall as she captured the 2009 edition in track record time for aged trotting mares in 1:54.3.   Campaigned from the mighty Burke Stable, Buck I St. Pat will be part of an entry that shares the bettin...
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KY out-of-competition testing explained

on 09/08/2010 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) on Tuesday unanimously approved out-of-competition drug testing, effective immediately. In passing the rule as an emergency regulation, the Commission recommended a five-to-10 year suspension for the owner and/or trainer of a horse that gets a positive, a fine of up to $50,000, and the return of all purse money. The horse would be banned from racing for ...
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1984 Jug winner Colt Fortysix dies

on 09/08/2010 2:00 AM
Colt Fortysix, winner of the 1984 Little Brown Jug, was euthanized Monday (Sept. 5) following a brief bout with colic. He was 29.   A winner of $232,538 in his lone year on the racetrack, the son of Albatross had spent the past several years at Idlewhile Stables in central Illinois, under the care of James and Cynthia Reed.   "He was a wonderful horse, Cynthia Reed wrote in a e-mail....
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Horsemen need to turn out for Summit Friday

on 09/08/2010 2:00 AM
For several months horsemen and fans have been asking what can they do to save horse racing in New Jersey? The answer is “be there” on Friday, Sept. 10, at 10 am in the Pegasus at Meadowlands Racetrack.   That is the time and place for the second session of the Summit on Gaming hosted by a panel of New Jersey legislators. This session is devoted to hearing testimony from repre...
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Harrington's Quillen elims attract standout field

on 09/08/2010 2:00 AM
The draw for eliminations for the fourth annual  Bobby Quillen Memorial for older pacers was completed Wednesday, with such horses as returning champion Won The West and the sport's fastest pacer Hypnotic Blue Chip in the entry box among 15 of the sport’s best aged pacers. Two $30,000 divisions will be contested on Monday, Sept. 13, with the top four finishers from each divis...
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Costa Rica 1:54.3 Simcoe winner; Poof fades

on 09/07/2010 2:00 AM
The Jim Takter trainee Costa Rica survived a first-over trip for driver Ron Pierce to capture the single $239,786 division of the Simcoe Stakes for three-year-old trotting fillies.   Poof Shes Gone (David Miller) left the gate from post seven and established first quarter speed of :26.4 with Wilsonator (Sylvain Filion) settling away in second. The daughter of Kadabra then enjoyed a :30 brea...
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Sumner sweeps Plainridge features, including Beckwith

on 09/07/2010 2:00 AM
Bert Beckwith could not have picked a more beautiful day Monday for his memorial race, because the sky was a bright blue, the weather was picture perfect and Plainridge Racecourse was packed as the day belonged to D.T. Sumner and incredibly the G.M. Steve O'Toole for he was the legend's champion for 2010. D.T. Sumner, a favorite among the betting public, didn't let any of his fans down by winning...
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Bateman says NJ subsidizes casino industry

on 09/07/2010 2:00 AM
Don't forget that the second New Jersey gaming summit is set for this coming Friday at 10 am on the Pegasus level at the Meadowlands Racetrack. The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey is urging the harness racing community--caretakers, owners, trainers, vendors and any one else wishing to support the sport--to show up for the meeting.   In the meantime, Ray ...
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5 hurt by starting gate at Windsor Fair

on 09/07/2010 2:00 AM
Five people were reportedly hurt Monday at the Windsor Fair in Maine when they were struck by the starting gate as it was leaving the track after the start of the afternoon's 13th race. Three of those injured were taken by ambulance to a local hospital and as of Tuesday morning there was no word on their conditions.   According to reports, the five people were standing along the rail about ...
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Flex The Muscle favored in Charles I. Smith

on 09/07/2010 2:00 AM
  Flex The Muscle has been installed as the 4-5 morning line favorite and will put his three-race winning streak on the line in the $80,000 Charles I. Smith Trot on Friday, September 10, 2010 at Freehold Raceway. Sponsored by the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey, the Charles I. Smith was named in memory of a New Jersey harness racing pioneer, founder of the New J...
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Muscle Massive, Lucky Chucky take CTC byes

on 09/07/2010 2:00 AM
Ten 3-year-old trotting colts will line up behind the gate Saturday night in a single $40,000 elimination for this year’s Canadian Trotting Classic at Mohawk Racetrack. The $1 million final for the Canadian Trotting Classic will take place Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Campbellville, Ont. oval.   A pair of horses--Hambletonian winner Muscle Massive and Colonial winner Lucky Chucky--acce...
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Colonial Downs ready to open harness meet

on 09/07/2010 2:00 AM
Colonial Downs will open its barn area this Thursday, Sept. 9, to begin ushering in some 700 horses expected to compete at the track’s 13th annual harness race season, which will kick off Friday, Sept. 17.   The annual eight-week fall campaign will continue through Nov. 6, with racing slated every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday. A pair of Friday cards have been scheduled--op...
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Put On A Show delivers in Simcoe

on 09/06/2010 2:00 AM
With the Fan Hanover Stakes winner Western Silk scratched from the event, it was the lone millionaire in the field Put On A Show taking home the lone $235,786 Simcoe Stakes division.   Put On A Show (Tim Tetrick) settled away in fourth then cleared to the lead over Northwest Hanover (Scott Zeron) past the half in :55.2. From that point it was all her nine rivals could do to keep up with ...
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Shark Gesture's break a mystery

on 09/06/2010 2:00 AM
Shark Gesture's uncharacteristic break in stride while competing in the Canadian Pacing Derby on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack has left his connections perplexed, but they have no reason to believe that the Shark won't be back in the water, er, on the track, soon.   The track condition was sloppy at Mohawk, but trainer Larry Remmen wasn't ready to take the easy...
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One More Laugh coasts to Cane victory

on 09/06/2010 2:00 AM
The $300,000 Cane Pace appeared to be a fabulous tune-up for the Little Brown Jug for One More Laugh. Driver Tim Tetrick decided to take control of the race from post one with One More Laugh, forcing Brian Sears into the pocket with Delmarvalous in a :26.2 first quarter after Sears came up alongside briefly.   One More Laugh set a serious pace with fractions of :54.4 and 1:23 and ...
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Career best for 3YO filly Anndrovette in NYSS

on 09/06/2010 2:00 AM
The filly Anndrovette continued her winning ways with a career-best 1:52.1 performance in the opening division of Labor Day's $146,073 New York Sires Stakes headliner for 3-year-old pacing distaffers at Vernon Downs.   Taking on five formidable rivals in Monday afternoon's third event, Anndrovette called all the shots en route to a five-length tally over Crown Lady.  She paid $2.2...
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Jesse's Messenger beaten by Victory Is Coming

on 09/06/2010 2:00 AM
Victory Is Coming beat reigning Ohio Horse of the Year Jesse’s Messenger in the $36,000 Ohio Sires Stakes for sophomore filly trotters at Scioto Downs on Monday afternoon. It was the first time Jesse’s Messenger has ever lost a race at Scioto Downs, and also the first time she’s lost to an Ohio-sired competitor.   Victory Is Coming had post one, but Jesse’s Messenger left faster fro...
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Wink N Atcha romps as PASS 2YO finals held

on 09/05/2010 2:00 AM
One day after The Meadows hosted the four Pennsylvania Sire Stakes (PASS) championships for 3 year olds, the scene shifted to Harrah's Chester for a quartet of $200,000 finals for 2 year olds. Coming up with wins in their respective $200,000 contests were Beatgoeson Hanover, Cold Mist, Not Nice and Wink N Atcha.   Beatgoeson Hanover, a son of Andover Hall out of the world-champion mare Beat...
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Hall to be honored Labor Day at Scioto

on 09/05/2010 2:00 AM
Prior to the start of the Labor Day afternoon racing program at Scioto Downs, there will be a brief ceremony to pay tribute to Ohio horseman Justin Hall.   Hall was severely injured in a racing accident last Labor Day week at an Ohio fair. He lay in a medically-induced coma for two months as doctors grappled with treating his brain trauma. His family and central Ohio horsemen were very supp...
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Joe De Fino wins Babic

on 09/04/2010 2:00 AM
Joe De Fino won the $108,300 Lou Babic for freshman colt pacers at Freehold on Saturday Sept.4. Yannick Gingras was in the bike for trainer Jimmy Takter and owners Christina Takter, John Fielding and the Defino Pyonteck Stable.From post four Gingras sat through an opening panel of :27.1, then sent his colt in a successful search for the lead before a :56.4 half. After that, the Western Ideal colt ...
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