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Lexington Selected Yearling Sale catalog

on 08/25/2010 2:00 AM
The catalog for this fall's Lexington Selected Yearling Sale is now available on the company's website, www.lexingtonselected.com. The printed version will mail early next week and should be in buyers' mailboxes by the end of August.   Those wishing to view the online catalog should click on the "Sale Roster" link in the left column of the front page. On that roster page, one has the option...
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Final figures for Meadowlands meet

on 08/25/2010 2:00 AM
The Hambletonian’s global impact continued to grow in 2010 as record European wagering helped produce the third-highest handle in harness history on Aug. 7. Total wagering for the 2010 harness meet was $284,540,800 for 121 racing dates, a $2,351,576 average per card (vs. $2,399,856 per card for the 147-date meet in 2009). The average represents a two percent decline from the 2009 figure.  ...
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Three byes for Cane Pace final

on 08/25/2010 2:00 AM
With BG’s Folly, Delmarvalous and One More Laugh receiving byes directly into the $300,000 Cane Pace final on Labor Day at Freehold Raceway, just five of the eight sophomore male pacers going postward in a single $100,000 elim this Saturday afternoon will advance. Meanwhile the Lou Babic for freshman pacing colts drew seven entrants.   Included among the field of eight is Woodstock, whose...
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Am Nat 3YO Trots Saturday at Balmoral

on 08/25/2010 2:00 AM
The first round of American-National Stakes at Balmoral Park outside Chicago gets underway this weekend with races for 3-year-old male and female trotters.   Hambletonian third-place finisher Wishing Stone, who has $250,389 on his card this year and has yet to win a race in seven starts, heads a field of 10 going for the $150,000 purse in the race for 3-year-old male trotters. Dave Mag...
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Creme De Cocoa surges to Kentuckiana win

on 08/25/2010 2:00 AM
Homebred Creme De Cocoa and trainer D.R. Ackerman gutted out a narrow victory in the $161,800 Kentuckiana Stallion Management Stake for freshman filly trotters Wednesday, August 25 at Indiana Downs. The Chocolatier 2 year old slugged it out with Angelette Hanover and Brian Sears in the stretch before reaching the wire a neck in front in 1:57.2. Tawesome More and Andy Miller finished a length ...
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Freshmen fillies shine in NYSS

on 08/24/2010 2:00 AM
Monday night offered the first local look at the Empire's freshmen fillies, with Yonkers Raceway hosting  the $233,675 New York Sire Stakes Mike Cohen Trot.         A pair of off-card events featured a pair of on-form young ladies.Jezzy (Ray Schnittker) remained perfect in the $46,195 opener, defeating Oakiedokie Hanover (Yannick Gingras) by 3 3/4 lengt...
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Real Amor rallies for Stallion Series win

on 08/24/2010 2:00 AM
Passed at the three-quarters and in danger of falling back, Real Amor showed real spunk and rallied to capture the fastest division of Monday’s $120,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake at The Meadows. The event for freshman filly pacers was conducted over six divisions, with Highly Thought Of, Sara’s Dragon, NY Yankees, Nutmegs Cider and Quik Pulse Daisy taking the other splits. Brett ...
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Mattox’s Spencer wins Pocono feature

on 08/24/2010 2:00 AM
Mattox’s Spencer, moving up in the claiming ranks, produced a 1:53.1 victory over a sloppy racetrack Monday evening at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.In the featured $20,000 claiming race for horses, colts and geldings, Mattox’s Spencer sat third for the opening split after leaving from the No. 1 post with Matt Kakaley in the sulky.Kakaley made his move before the clubhouse turn to become the new...
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Tactician fastest in freshman KYSS action

on 08/24/2010 2:00 AM
Kentucky Sire Stakes action began at The Red Mile on Monday night. Two year olds were on the track, with a single split going postward for the filly pacers and a pair of divisions for the filly trotters, colt trotters and colt pacers.   Feels Good, a daughter of Mr. Feelgood out of the Camluck mare Maryanne Supreme, won the $30,000 KYSS division for freshman filly pacers with a 1:...
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25 overnights added to Jug week in Ohio

on 08/24/2010 2:00 AM
The Delaware, Ohio County Fair has added 25 new overnight races to its 2010 schedule to provide more racing opportunities for Ohio-bred horses.   “Certainly we’ve had a reduction in the number of Ohio Breeders Championship and New Century-eligible horses,” said Tom Wright, director of racing. “Our goal is to make the racing more competitive and we must go outside our stakes and...
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Galimony continues to impress in NYSS

on 08/24/2010 2:00 AM
Rain certainly put a damper on the afternoon card at Monticello Race way on Monday, one which featured over $180,000 up for grabs for sophomore pacing fillies in the rich New York Sire Stakes program. Still, the series stalwart, Galimony, did her usual thing when she won her $60,000 split in a time of 1:59.2 which turned out to be the fastest of the three divisions and gav...
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Four eliminations for Metro Pace

on 08/24/2010 2:00 AM
There will be four Metro Stakes eliminations taking place this Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack along with three She's A Great Lady Stakes eliminations and just one Canadian Pacing Derby elimination.   Headlining the $40,000 Metro Stakes elimination is the local horse, Big Jim. The son of Western Ideal was a convincing winner in his division of the Nassagaweya Stakes Monday night equaling hi...
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Ky. anti-gambling group against Instant Racing

on 08/24/2010 2:00 AM
The Family Foundation of Kentucky, which is opposed to gambling, has reportedly asked to intervene in Franklin Circuit Court in its case involving the introduction of Instant Racing machines at racetracks in the state. The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission last month approved changes in its rules that would allow Instant Racing in that the games are of a pari-mutuel nature. The Commission, the stat...
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PASS for 2YO pacing fillies held at The Meadows

on 08/24/2010 2:00 AM
Four divisions of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies were contested at The Meadows Tuesday afternoon. The fastest winner was Hasty Pulse, a filly from the first crop of Quik Pulse Mindale. She took the second split in 1:54.1. But offspring from the first crop of another sire, Ponder, also made their presence known.   The first division, worth $73,280, was won by In Deep ...
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Kentuckiana tops rich Indy Downs program

on 08/24/2010 2:00 AM
A group of 10 freshman filly trotters will contest the $161,800 Kentuckiana Stallion Management Stake Wednesday, August 25 at Indiana Downs, the feature of a 14-race card that will offer nearly $670,000 in purses. The program also includes the $50,000 Circle City for two-year-old colt and gelding trotters, as well as a full slate of Indiana Sires Stakes action.   Merrie Annabelle runner-up ...
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Frosty Flirt's 1:58 tally fastest in NYSS

on 08/24/2010 2:00 AM
A night after the freshmen came to play, Yonkers Raceway welcomed the 3-year-old trotting fillies in New York Sire Stakes action Tuesday, with five divisions.   Munis Blue Chip (Ray Schnittker) did nothing to diminish her standing in the sire stakes sewing circle, strolling in the second non-wagering division. Sent right to the lead from post position seven, she waltzed through interva...
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Museum receives important grant

on 08/24/2010 2:00 AM
The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame has been awarded a grant of $3,340 for treatment of its 1865 oil painting Rysdyk’s Hambletonian, by J.H. Wright. The conservation will be undertaken by the Museum’s paintings’ conservator Alexander Katlan, Alexander Katlan Conservator, Inc. of Flushing, NY.   This well known rendering of the Standardbred foundation sire Hambletonian 10, sta...
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Kentucky Sire Stakes take to Red Mile Monday

on 08/23/2010 2:00 AM
The action was hot and heavy at The Red Mile on Sunday night as Unknown Valley (Tyler Shehan) lit up the toteboard by winning the ninth race as the 29-1 longest shot on the board.  The bomber helped induce a Pick 4 carryover which will be over $3,385 heading into the Monday night program. The Pick 4 carries a $1 minimum and is offered nightly on races 7-10.  If no one corr...
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Lucky Chucky heading to Zweig, Put On A Show to Simcoe

on 08/23/2010 2:00 AM
Following Lucky Chucky’s impressive eight-length romp in 1:53 in Sunday’s $500,000 Colonial Trot at Harrah’s Chester, trainer Chuck Sylvester said the colt is now headed to Tioga Downs for the Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial on Sunday, Aug. 29. “We’ll go the Zweig next weekend and then to Canada and then the Breeders Crown and the Lexington Futurity and I think that will be it for him,” s...
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Training session to determine Jug start

on 08/23/2010 2:00 AM
Not being eligible to the Cane Pace, which has eliminations at Freehold Raceway on Saturday, Aug. 28,  the brand-new Battle of the Brandywine champion Rock N Roll Heaven will get next weekend off. But maybe not total R&R, according to trainer Bruce Saunders. Saunders told harnessracing.com Monday morning that Rock N Roll Heaven’s next pari-mutuel start will come Sept. 11 in the Simcoe&...
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