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Jug to be limited to 24 horses in 2012

on 09/01/2010 2:00 AM
Starting in 2012,  for the 67th Little Brown Jug,  the maximum number of starters will be 24.  This is a reduction from the current limit of 30 starters.   Beginning in 2012, if more than 24 horses declare in to start, the field will be limited to the 24 horses with the highest lifetime earnings.   “The 24 limit rule puts everybody on the gate,” said Phil Terry, ge...
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Chocolatier filly wins $100,000 NJSS final

on 09/01/2010 2:00 AM
Pilgrims Truffles, a daughter of Chocolatier, won the biggest race of her young career with a 2:00.2 victory in the $100,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Premium Division championship final for 2-year-old trotting fillies today at Freehold Raceway.   With Jim Meittinis driving, the filly sat second through most of the race until the stretch and drew off to win by a length and a half over Caitir (...
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Jezzy wins by 13, sets track record

on 09/01/2010 2:00 AM
If Jezzy isn’t the best 2-year-old trotting filly in the country at this time, then she is definitely among the best. On the hot and sunny afternoon of Sept. 1,  the undefeated daughter of Credit Winner  jogged  to yet another easy victory, winning her division of the$160,000 New York Sire Stakes for freshmen trotting fillies in a track record of 2:00.2 at Monticello Raceway....
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"It was like winning the Stanley Cup at home"

on 08/31/2010 2:00 AM
Fresh off Monday night's victory in the $161,250 Frank Ryan Memorial Trot at Rideau Carleton Raceway with Slave Dream, trainer Frank O'Reilly couldn't be any happier. O'Reilly is a native of Wolf Lake, Ontario which makes Rideau Carleton Raceway O'Reilly's home track growing up.Slave Dream now has seasonal earnings of $340,965 in just seven starts thanks to a much desired victory in the $300,000 N...
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Former claimer Fox Valley Armor wins at The Meadows

on 08/31/2010 2:00 AM
A high-priced claimer for most of the year, Fox Valley Armor may have left those ranks behind forever when he captured Monday’s $22,500 Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows for his fifth consecutive victory. Fox Valley Armor won a single race in 2009 but has been much sharper this year, working his way up to the $30,000 claiming level and finally to Monday’s Preferred Handicap. He got a...
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Anndrovette in track record NYSS win

on 08/31/2010 2:00 AM
New York Sire Stakes action continued Monday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $276,912 Rye Pace for 3-year-old fillies.Anndrovette (Jason Bartlett), making her third start for trainer Mark Kesmodel, blitzed the first of three $92,304 divisions. Leaving from post position No. 3 and leaving everyone else in the dust, she rolled through numbers of :27.3, :56.2; 1:24.2 and 1:52.3. Anndrovette h...
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No crying for Roy Orbisong in Harrington record

on 08/31/2010 2:00 AM
Daryl Bier’s Roy Orbisong ($13.20) equaled the all-aged track record at Harrington Raceway Monday, by winning the $20,000 Open Pace in 1:50.4. The 5-year-old Ft. Apache Hanover gelding equaled the mark set by Spirit of a Shark in 2006. Roy Orbison is also trained and driven by Bier.   Sniper Hall set fractions of :27, :55.3 and 1:23 while Roy Orbisong mounted his attack first-over. I...
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Brooks returns to federal detention center

on 08/31/2010 2:00 AM
Newsday.com is reporting that David Brooks is being transferred back to a federal detention center on Tuesday, Aug. 31 after spending more than a week in the Nassau County jail. Brooks had lodged a series of complaints about his treatment in the detention center. Brooks is still awaiting a verdict in the $185-million fraud case involving body armor company DHB Industries. The jury has sent severa...
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Mighty M will be the scene of the Caretakers Classic

on 08/31/2010 2:00 AM
Monticello Raceway, the Catskill Mountain racetrack that has offered  such “unforgettable” events as the Battle of the Bosses, the Legal Eagle Pace, The Elephantonian, the Little Grey Jug, the Au Revoir, the Lady Godiva, the Metamucil Mile, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Pace and the Passover Pace, to name a few, is at it again.   Coming on Wednesday, Sept. 8, and Thursday, ...
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Big night at Mohawk on Saturday

on 08/31/2010 2:00 AM
Many of North America’s best trotters and pacers will assemble at Mohawk Racetrack this Saturday night as the Campbellville oval plays host to one of the biggest programs of the season which includes the $1 million Metro Pace, $688,000 Shes A Great Lady Stakes and the $780,000 Canadian Pacing Derby.   The Metro final was established after a quartet of eliminations was held this past Sat...
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Co-favorites named in first Jug Future pool

on 08/30/2010 2:00 AM
One More Laugh and Rock N Roll Heaven are solid co-favorites in the first of two future wagering pools for the 2010 Little Brown Jug. The two colts are 3-1 following four days of wagering.   “This is a very close race and these two colts seem to stand out in the early betting,” said Phil Terry, general manager and director of marketing for the Delaware County Fair. “We had a lot of pa...
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Pictures Of Millie equals Pocono track mark

on 08/30/2010 2:00 AM
Veteran trainer Jim McGettigan enjoyed a big win on Monday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs when his homebred filly Pictures Of Millie equaled the track record with her 1:53.4 victory.   Pictures Of Millie, a 3-year-old filly by Malabar Millennium, was driven to the victory by George Napolitano Jr. The track mark had been established by Christiana Hanover one month e...
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Unrecognized Saint repeat winner at Northfield

on 08/30/2010 2:00 AM
Shirley Otto’s Unrecognized Saint ($3.40) posted his second straight Northfield Park Open Pace win Saturday, despite being assigned the outside post 8 in the nine-horse field. Dan Charlino bided his time as B T Attack posted fractions of 27.2, 56.3 and 1:26.2. He was pressured throughout by Camcoder, but Charlino moved three wide, catching cover from Shell I Attack, the only mare in the field, a...
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Adios quartet could meet up again in PASS final

on 08/30/2010 2:00 AM
When Versado, Pang Shui, We Will See and Nova Artist last got together, they helped produce one of the most exciting editions of the Delvin Miller Adios in the 44-year history of the Pace for the Orchids. Six horses--among them Versado, Pang Shui and We Will See--finished within 1 1/2 lengths of the winner, Delmarvalous, in a stretch drive for the ages.   Now, the quartet is scheduled to ge...
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Lisa America beats Torvald Palema

on 08/30/2010 2:00 AM
The Lou Guida-owned Lisa America, driven by Torbjorn Jansson, wore down the favorite Torvald Palema to win the Sundsvall Open at the Bergsaaker track in Sweden on Sunday. The 5-year-old Varenne mare's time was a mile rate of 1:56.1 for the 1 5/16th mile distance. The time set a record for the age group for the distance (2,140 meters).   Lisa America was parked throughout, racing third-...
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Ticket To Rock sets NJSS record

on 08/30/2010 2:00 AM
Ticket To Rock took the lead with a :26.4 opening quarter mile and coasted to a record-setting 1:52.3 victory Saturday in the $100,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Premier Division Championship final for 3-year-old pacing fillies at Freehold Raceway.   With David Miller driving, the daughter of Rocknroll Hanover, won by 4 3/4 lengths over Rockn Highland (Rocknroll Hanover), as By Your Side (...
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Second NJ summit set for Sept. 10 at track

on 08/30/2010 2:00 AM
The second New Jersey "gaming summit" about the state's horse racing, casino and entertainment industries has been set for Friday, Sept. 10, at the Meadowlands Racetrack's Pegasus restaurant.   The Bergen Record reported on Aug. 28 that the date of the meeting had been confirmed by state Sen. Paul Sarlo (D-Wood-Ridge).   The first summit took place in Atlanti...
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The Meadows announces fall schedule

on 08/30/2010 2:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino will not offer live racing Tuesday, Aug. 31, due to an on-site concert. Simulcasting at the track and its satellite facilities will be uninterrupted, and the casino remains open.   The track has announced its live racing schedule for the balance of the year, generally featuring four live cards per week. Post time each Monday, Tuesday and Friday is 12:55 pm...
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Nominations for Indiana late closers open

on 08/30/2010 2:00 AM
Indiana Standardbred Breed Development is sponsoring Late Closers, which will be hosted at Indiana Downs.  Nomination payments for the Late Closers are due September 15, 2010. To find more information including nomination forms, conditions, and schedules, please visit the Indiana Horse Racing Commission’s website at www.in.gov/hrc/2357.htm. For further information please contact Kelly Roush...
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Magee shines in American Nationals

on 08/29/2010 2:00 AM
The 2010 American National Stake season kicked off on Saturday, August 28th with a pair of three-year-old trotting events bringing some of North America’s top talent to the Crete oval. Both races attracted full fields of 10 with the colts going for a purse of $150,000 while their female counterparts battled for $131,500. When the smoke cleared after these battles it was Hall of Famer Dave Magee ...
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