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Dancinwiththestarz, We Will See star in PA

on 09/04/2010 2:00 AM
World champion Dancinwiththestarz enhanced her status as Pennsylvania’s best pacing filly Saturday as she captured her second straight Sires Stakes championship at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino. She joins Armbro Dancer, Western Graduate and Coulantine as the only back-to-back titlists since Pennsylvania introduced championship legs.   The power-packed “Pennsylvania Harness Cha...
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Roadside Delight 1:53.2 NYSS winner

on 09/04/2010 2:00 AM
Roadside Delight was looking for his third New York Sire Stakes victory in a row on Saturday night at Tioga Downs, but his toughest competition to date was lined up next to him.   Trainer Richard “Nifty” Norman called on Down Under native Andrew McCarthy for the driving assignment and McCarthy sent the 2-year old Bettor’s Delight-Road Sign son to the front from post position five. The...
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Mystician upsets in million-dollar Metro

on 09/04/2010 2:00 AM
Mystician, craftily handled by Jody Jamieson, exploded in mid-stretch to pull off a 29-1 shocker in the $1 million Metro Pace, the richest harness race on the continent for two-year-olds, Saturday at Mohawk.   Mystician, who enjoyed a pocket trip behind pacesetter Prodigal Seelster after leading the field to the opening quarter in :27.2, rallied from third, blowing by Great Vintage, who ha...
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Idyllic rides pocket to She's A Great Lady win

on 09/04/2010 2:00 AM
The Casie Coleman trainees Idyllic and Pretty Katherine finished 1-2 in the $688,000 Shes A Great Lady final, with Idyllic pulling clear to win in 1:53.   Idyllic was sent off the wings of the gate by driver David Miller from post four and cleared to the lead comfortably before the opening quarter of :27.4. Mark MacDonald steered heavily favored Pretty Katherine into the three hole, but was...
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Doc's Yankee headed to Jug after OSS win

on 09/04/2010 2:00 AM
Northfield Park hosted the Scarlet And Gray Stakes for veteran Ohio-breds Saturday night and the evening started with a bang as Dave Palone steered Tom’s OK Lady ($2.20) to a track-record equaling 1:56 win in the $32,000 Mare Trot.   The record she tied was her own, set in last year’s Scarlet And Gray. BV’s Sister set the fractions, but Palone pulled the Ron Burke-trainee from third...
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Won The West wins Derby; Shark breaks

on 09/04/2010 2:00 AM
Just like last year, Won The West appears to be hitting his best form in the latter half of the year. He raced in the outer tier in the first turn at Mohawk Racetrack Saturday night, then picked up cover and kicked home with a big burst of speed to win the $780,000 Canadian Pacing Derby in 1:51.2 over a track rated "sloppy" due to rain.   Shark Gesture, the defending Canadian Pacing Derby c...
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Simcoes to Muscle Massive, Break The Bank K

on 09/04/2010 2:00 AM
Hambletonian winner Muscle Massive was back in action at Mohawk Saturday night and jogged to a 1:56.1 victory in a $127,947 Simcoe division. But the biggest news came in the second split when Break The Bank K, who had broken stride in his previous start in a New Jersey Sire Stakes, won by 13 1/2 lengths in 1:54.   Break The Bank K, a hombred owned by Bob Key, was the betting favorite in his...
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Black Book catalog now online

on 09/03/2010 2:00 AM
The 2010 edition of The Black Book Volume 1 is now available online at www.theblackbook.com. The website contains the complete pedigrees of the 1155 yearlings consigned to Harrisburg.   The pedigrees of the yearlings on the site may be accessed by gait, sire, dam, sex, hip no. and consignor.  In addition, Catalog downloads are available by clicking on the links of the pedigree pac...
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2,500 miles and counting for Kramer

on 09/03/2010 2:00 AM
Although his travels over the past seven days admittedly have left him a bit fatigued, Michigan-based horseman Brad Kramer said Thursday night at The Red Mile that there is still plenty of energy left in his tank. Over the past week the 53-year-old Kramer has shuffled back and forth from his home base at Hazel Park in Michigan and Kentucky’s The Red Mile, also working in a stop at Balmoral Park ...
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Just call Marohn 'The Godfather'

on 09/03/2010 2:00 AM
An old proverb says "the best laid plans of mice and men sometimes go awry," and that would be a good way to describe Monticello Raceway’s Godfather Pace which was won for the second consecutive season by Jimmy Marohn.   Though the race was  the eighth and final leg of Monticello Raceway’s Heritage Drivers Series for reinsmen of Italian extraction, it also carried a sub-t...
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Forward, Piroski, Wallis receive lengthy ORC suspensions

on 09/03/2010 2:00 AM
In keeping with the mandate of the Ontario Racing Commission to protect the integrity of racing and maintain the fairness of the sport, the director has ordered the immediate suspension of the licenses of three people: Brad Forward, Gene Piroski and Kevin Wallis. In addition, the director has issued proposed orders to suspend their licences for an extended period, and ordered fines. The ORC Inves...
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BG’s Folly scratched from Cane Pace

on 09/03/2010 2:00 AM
New Jersey Classic winner BG’s Folly has been scratched sick from the $300,000 Cane Pace set for Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6 at Freehold Raceway. BG’s Folly had drawn post eight in the final, the 10th race on the card. The first also eligible Foreign Officer draws in to replace him. Trained by Tony Alagna, he is driven by Dan Dube and carries morning line odds of 15-1.
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Chapter Seven wins $100,000 NJSS frosh trot at Freehold

on 09/03/2010 2:00 AM
With his fourth win in four starts coming in the $100,000 New Jersey Sire Stake final for freshman trotting colts, Chapter Seven won’t have to worry about filing chapter 11 anytime soon.   The Windsong’s Legacy colt, trained by Linda Toscano and owned by Richard Gutnick and Gary Cocco, was driven by Jeff Gregory. Leaving from post three, Gregory tucked briefly to the quarter in :28.1,...
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Centaur given more time in Pennsylvania

on 09/03/2010 2:00 AM
On Friday the Pennsylvania State Harness Racing Commission set deadlines for moving plans for a harness track in the northwestern part of the state forward, although it gave Centaur Inc. more time to find a bidder for its license.   Centaur Inc. has a license to build the track proposed as Valley View Downs, but the company is in bankruptcy. It had asked the commission for a ...
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Blue Porsche fastest, Tailspinner breaks

on 09/03/2010 2:00 AM
A trio of $103,673 Champlain Stakes for 2-year-old trotting took place Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Many of the colts who participated in tonight's event will be back at Mohawk Racetrack next Saturday night in the William Wellwood Memorial Trot eliminations.   Big Rigs captured the first division for Hall of Fame driver, John Campbell. Sent off as the 3-1 second choice, Campbell a...
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Blacktuxwhitesocks takes NYSS in 1:56.4

on 09/03/2010 2:00 AM
The New York Sire Stakes agenda for the week concluded Friday night, with Yonkers Raceway  hosting the $282,548 event for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters. Four divisions went postward with Blacktuxwhitesocks (Jeff Gregory) making amends a for his mulligan of a few weeks ago.   Sent off at 3-10 in the first ($69,662) event, "Blacktux"--leaving from post position No. 3--to...
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Perfect Photo sweeps PA Stallion Series

on 09/03/2010 2:00 AM
Perfect Photo, with Andy Miller in the sulky, swept The  Pennsylvania Stallion Series, winning the $40,000 championship final for 3-year-old trotting fillies Friday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   Prior to this win, the SJ’s Photo filly had won three divisions of The Stallion Series at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Harrah’s Chester Downs and The Meadows.   ...
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Tuesdays With Mom 1:55.1 NYSS winner

on 09/03/2010 2:00 AM
Tuesdays With Mom turned in a sparkling performance on Friday night at Tioga Downs in the final division of the New York Sire Stakes for 3-year old filly trotters.   Driver Jim Morrill Jr. sent the 3-year old daughter of Credit Winner-Prince Deanna to the front through an opening quarter of :27.3. From there the duo kept Radiant One (Bruce Ranger) parked out through fractions of :...
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OSS Gold for Mach Dreamer

on 09/03/2010 2:00 AM
In what has become a familiar scene in recent weeks at Mohawk Racetrack, Mach Dreamer came storming from off the pace to capture Friday night’s $130,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Final for three-year-old colt pacers in 1:51.4 over a sloppy Campbellville oval.   The race set up perfectly for the son of Mach Three – Boy Meets Girl who got away last from the outside post 10. Driver Rick Ze...
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Secretagent Cullen wins at Pocono

on 09/02/2010 2:00 AM
Secretagent Cullen, a nine-year-old Christian Cullen gelding driven by Matt Kakaley, just missed equaling his life mark in winning a $20,000 claimer Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.Secretagent Cullen, trained by Ron Burke, stopped the timer in 1:51.3, just a fifth of a second off the life mark for the aged pacer.Burke and Kakaley also teamed to win the sixth race with trotter Ripken...
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