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Celtic Merchant, Heres Matty star at Scioto

on 09/10/2010 2:00 AM
Celtic Merchant took the Billings Amateur Trot while Heres Matty took the featured pace to highlight the Friday night card at Scioto Downs.Driver Steve Oldford put Celtic Merchant, a 7-year-old gelded son of Angus Hall, in front at the start and held his rivals at bay throughout the 1:59.1 mile. Even money favorite Done Dreamen was parked all the way and loomed boldly in the final turn, but couldn...
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Rusty Tank wins Pocono feature

on 09/09/2010 2:00 AM
Rusty Tank, with Mike Simons in the sulky, came from off the pace to win the featured race of the 16-race card Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.The win was in the $20,000 claiming pace for horses, colts and geldings with a special distance of a mile and a quarter. Time for the race was 2:24.1.Rusty Tank, trained by Jake Huff, was racing for the first time for the trainer after being ...
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Caviar Forthe Lady wins Meadows trot

on 09/09/2010 2:00 AM
Caviar Forthe Lady gained the lead with a powerful quarter-pole move that carried her to a comfortable victory in Wednesday’s $22,500 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Caviar Forthe Lady had been hampered in recent editions of the track’s top distaff trot by leaving herself too much work to do late. On Wednesday, she and Mike Wilder took matters into their own hands...
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See You At Peelers wins accident-marred NYSS

on 09/09/2010 2:00 AM
The pacing sensation See You At Peelers remained unbeaten when she took an accident-marred $44,820 New York Sire Stakes event for 2-year-old pacing fillies on Wednesday night at Batavia Downs Casino. The Bettor's Delight-West Side Glory filly is now a perfect nine for nine.   Driver Jim Morrill Jr. brushed See You At Peelers to the front at the quarter and she never had an anxious...
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Houghtaling high tails it to Caretakers Classic victory

on 09/09/2010 2:00 AM
Daniel  Houghtaling, currently a groom for trainer Dustin Miller, won the first division of Monticello Raceway’s Caretakers Classic when he guided pacer Auditor N to a 2:07.3 victory on Wednesday afternoon. In the process Houghtaling defeated four others, including his younger brother John, who chased him home and finished second in the event which was contested in jog c...
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OSRC requirements to race at Delaware fair

on 09/09/2010 2:00 AM
Attention horsemen planning to race during the 2010 Delaware County Fair. In an effort to cooperate with the Ohio State Racing Commission, the following requirements will be necessary:    1) You must have your Ohio Racing Commission license number, regardless of whether you are entering your horse by telephone or in  person at the log cabin. Racing commission personnel will b...
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Monticello-Goshen USHWA honors Fanning

on 09/09/2010 2:00 AM
When the Monticello-Goshen Chapter USHWA holds its 52 Annual  Awards Banquet  at Monticello Casino & Raceway on Sunday evening, Oct.r 24 the local scribes will honor Moira Fanning with the Phil Pines Award.   As strange as it may seem, back in the 1950’s and 1960’s women on a race track were taboo---especially on the backstretch.  But thankfully times have c...
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Field set for Peaceful Way for 2YO filly trotters

on 09/09/2010 2:00 AM
The nations best two-year-old trotting fillies competed in three $30,000 Peaceful Way eliminations tonight at Mohawk Racetrack despite dreary weather conditions. The top three finishers from each elimination plus one fourth-place finisher drawn by lot advance to the $466,000 final next Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   Martiniontherocks delivered as favoured in the first elimination fo...
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4 straight wins for Dejarmbro

on 09/09/2010 2:00 AM
With the $1.6 million New York Night of Champions looming later this month, downstate sire stakes resumed Thursday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $237.636 Lew Barasch Trot for 2-year-old colts and geldings.   Johnny B Kemp and driver Marcus Johansson--showing no ill-effects of that early summer accident--took full advantage of soft fractions and soft foes. The pair went the distanc...
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Transcending wins Meadows preferred pace

on 09/08/2010 2:00 AM
Used twice in a wicked 25.4 opening quarter, Transcending nevertheless had plenty in the tank for the stretch drive as he captured Tuesday’s $22,500 Preferred Pace at The Meadows. Leaving from post 6, Transcending was stuck outside for much of the first panel before finding a seat third along the pylons. Dave Palone had him out and moving again before the quarter pole, and the 6-year-old so...
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Stallion Series Champions crowned at Pocono

on 09/08/2010 2:00 AM
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Tuesday night crowned four The Stallion Series two-year-old  champions.First up was the $40,000 finale for two-year-old trotting fillies with longshot Migisi (David Miller) going wire to wire from the seven post. Migisi went off at 32-1 and returned $67.20 for a $2 wager.Miller and Migisi survived a judge’s inquiry for possible interference at the wire when the w...
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Jury down to 11 in Brooks trial

on 09/08/2010 2:00 AM
Newsday.com is reporting that a federal judge said Tuesday that she will allow a jury of only 11 people to try to reach a verdict in the months-long fraud trial of David Brooks. U.S. District Judge Joanna Seybert in Central Islip replaced the the 12th panelist Friday after the pregnant juror said she was having contractions and feared she might give birth prematurely.   There are three rem...
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Shark Gesture's break still a 'mystery'

on 09/08/2010 2:00 AM
Trainer Larry Remmen told harnessracing.com on Wednesday morning that Shark Gesture's uncharacteristic break--the fifth of his career--in the $780,000 Canadian Pacing Derby on Saturday, Sept. 4, at Mohawk Raceway is still a mystery.   "He didn't tie up, there is nothing wrong with him, so we just don't know why it happened," said Remmen.   The Mohawk track was sloppy ...
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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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