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Broad Bahn fastest in PASS 2CT splits at Chester

on 08/19/2010 2:00 AM
Broad Bahn earned speed-badge honors Wednesday afternoon at Harrah’s Chester, scoring a 1:57.2 victory in one of four Pennsylvania Sire Stakes divisions for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters. Broad Bahn led gate to wire for driver Andrew McCarthy to win the $68,740 contest by nearly three lengths. The son of Broadway Hall is trained by Noel Daley and owned by Fam Alber Horse Racing. A $20,00...
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Jury tampering probe in Brooks trial

on 08/19/2010 2:00 AM
The FBI is investigating whether there was jury tampering in the fraud trial of  Bulletproof’s David Brooks, even as the jury continues deliberations. In an article written by Robert Kessler at www.newsday.com, it was reported that three people associated with Brooks – his brother Jeffrey, his paralegal girlfriend, Jill Klinkert, and another paralegal, Aaron Hendel - all submitted finger...
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Muscle Massive passes on Colonial, heading to Simcoe

on 08/19/2010 2:00 AM
Although seven of the 10 Hambletonian finalists will be lining up behind the starting gate for Sunday’s $500,000 Colonial Trot at Harrah’s Chester, the winning Muscle Massive won’t be one of them. Trainer Jimmy Takter told harnessracing.com Thursday morning that in his quest to “manage the horse best,” he decided to pass on the race and instead wait on the upcoming Simcoe at Mohawk Racet...
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More intrigue with Brooks trial

on 08/19/2010 2:00 AM
Steve Kallas, a New York attorney, longtime Standardbred owner, and correspondent for The Horseman and Fair World magazine, attended the opening day of the trial of David Brooks and has continued to follow the trial developments. He has the following report on the trial's status.   Most thought that the trial of David Brooks would be over by now.  The jury was given the cas...
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Jamie Marra drives Billings winner

on 08/19/2010 2:00 AM
The C.K.G. Billings Harness Driving Championship Series  moved on to Tioga Downs for a trotting contest over the five-eighths mile oval. And when the dust settled in that event,  “Gentleman Jamie” Marra  and Slated For Success  showed their heels to the field  with a wire-to-wire victory in 1:57.3.   Sent off as the betting favorite in the nine-ho...
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Muscles Yankee colt wins big in Sweden

on 08/19/2010 2:00 AM
The European Championship for 3 year olds was held on the big Grand Circuit card at the Solvalla track in Stockholm Wednesday night, and among the winners was a colt by Muscles Yankee.   Although sired by Muscles Yankee, the winner is the Norwegian-bred Muscles Wiking BR. He posted his seventh win in nine start with his 1:59.2 mile-rate score over 2,140 meters.   Muscles Wiking BR is...
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Harness in Johnstown, PA?

on 08/19/2010 2:00 AM
Harness Tracks of America is reporting that Daryl W. Price, COO of a company called American Harness Tracks, Inc., has sent out releases of an ambitious letter sent to the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission, outlining plans for a mile harness track and entertainment complex in Johnstown, PA. Price says the company “is committed to making the premier harness track in Pennsylvania,” with pla...
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2YO trotter wins in 1:55.4 again at Springfield

on 08/19/2010 2:00 AM
Two 2-year-old fillies—a trotter and a pacer—are undefeated in Illinois stakes thus far this year. The trotter My Miss Caroline is undefeated in her five career starts after winning an Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes Championship in 1:59 for driver Dave Magee on Thursday. The previous week at Springfield she trotted to a lifetime best of 1:57.2 while winning by 12 ½ lengths.   One...
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Christiana Hanover upsets in Moni Maker

on 08/19/2010 2:00 AM
Christiana Hanover pulled off an upset in the $221,500 Moni Maker at The Red Mile on Thursday night, sweeping up on the outside to score over Glide Power in 1:54.2. Bramalea Hanover, the leader to the quarter, finished third and and Hambletonian Oaks champion Bar Slide held on for fourth.   The 29-year-old horsewoman Riina Rekila trains, drives and owns Christiana Hanove...
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Talespinner scores again at Mohawk

on 08/19/2010 2:00 AM
Talespinner kept his undefeated streak alive to capture the $50,000 Bridger Trotting Series final at Mohawk Racetrack, winning in 1:56.2 Thursday night. With the effort, Talespinner set the series record, erasing the mark previously held by Windsong Espoir.   Regular pilot Mario Baillargeon wasted little time as he fired Talespinner to the lead from post seven as the field past th...
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Metro eligible Great Vintage wins NYSS

on 08/19/2010 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's New York Sire Stakes Thursday night tenants were the 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers, who competed in the $237,630 Jim Meagher Pace. Named to honor the memory of Yonkers' long-tiime corporate controller, the event was contested in five divisions.   The Metro eligible Great Vintage threw down the evening's fastest gaunlet, winning the $47,706 third (non-be...
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Brooks' trial archives

on 08/19/2010 2:00 AM
As the trial for David Brooks on alleged fraud charges continues in New York, the following stories pertaining to that trial have been archived for reading:   Aug. 19, 2010 http://www.newsday.com/business/fbi-fingerprints-brooks-aides-in-jury-tampering-probe-1.2223676   Aug. 18, 2010 http://www.newsday.com/long-island/officials-seize-papers-in-brooks-queens-jail-cell-1.22204...
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Hi Maintenancechic wins PASS

on 08/18/2010 2:00 AM
Hi Maintenancechic, driven by Tony Morgan, captured her second Pennsylvania Sire Stakes victory of the 2010 season Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   Trained by Kirsten Proctor, Hi Maintenancechic exchanged leads with Whatrugonnado (David Miller) during the race and held off a fast-closing Fashion Mystery (Matt Kakaley) to win in 1:53.1.   Hi Maintenancechic took this se...
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No SBOA elims needed

on 08/18/2010 2:00 AM
A compact group of nine and seven entries of the Ontario's best bred fillies will report directly to the final on Friday August 27 at Mohawk Racetrack in their respected divisions.Nine filly trotters will contest for $168,383 and it appears to be a wide open affair without the likes of Poof Shes Gone and Cross Of Lorraine.The Carl Jamieson pupil, Cross Of Lorraine tied the Mohawk Racetrack track r...
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Costa Rica gets the nod in Helen Smith

on 08/18/2010 2:00 AM
Millionairess Costa Rica, who dominated her New Jersey Sire Stakes division at two, has been installed as the 5-2 morning line favorite against seven other three-year-old New Jersey-sire fillies in the $70,000 Helen Smith Trot Final, the featured sixth race on Friday, August 20, 2010 at Freehold Raceway.The daughter of Muscles Yankee will leave from post three with Ron Pierce in the sulky.“She's...
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Quartet of stakes highlight Big M closer

on 08/18/2010 2:00 AM
The $702,500 William R. Haughton Memorial, the richest event for older pacers, headlines the final card of Meadowlands Racetrack’s January-August harness meet on Friday night.   The race shares the spotlight with the $473,000 Woodrow Wilson and $402,400 Sweetheart for 2-year-old pacers and $257,000 Golden Girls for pacing mares. A $109,462 Pick Six carryover tops the betting action on t...
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New dates for Indiana Sire Stakes

on 08/18/2010 2:00 AM
Due to the recent racing schedule change at Indiana Downs for the week of Aug. 22 through Aug. 28, the Indiana Sires Stakes schedule has been modified, but horsemen wishing to compete in the events must enter at the regularly scheduled time at Indiana Downs.   The changes are as follows: Division-Leg-New Race Date 3-year-old filly trot-3-Wednesday, August 25 3-year-old filly pace-3-W...
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Battle of the Brandywine is next for Jug Fantasy

on 08/18/2010 2:00 AM
Next up for Jug Fantasy Contest players is Sunday’s $500,000 Battle of the Brandywine at Harrah’s Chester. The Little Brown Jug Fantasy Contest is a joint venture between the Delaware County Fair and the U.S. Trotting Association.   The 65th Jug continues to be wide open with the list of contenders seeming to grow each week. Aracache Hanover and One More Laugh were winners t...
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Real Amor wins at Pocono Downs

on 08/17/2010 2:00 AM
Real Amor, a two-year-old Real Artist filly, picked a good time to break her maiden, winning one of several divisions of The Stallion Series at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Monday evening.After three consecutive second-place finishes, Real Amor stopped the timer in 1:55.1 with Jim Morrill Jr. in the sulky. She won by 2 ¼ lengths over N Y Yankees (Andrew McCarthy) with Liqueur (George Napolitano Jr...
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OK Commander on track to return in Simcoe

on 08/17/2010 2:00 AM
Trainer Gregg McNair told harnessracing.com Monday that OK Commander, who won his Meadowlands Pace elimination but then was not entered in the $1 million final after coming up lame after the elim due to what the conditioner said was an abscess in a leg, is on schedule for an early September return to the racetrack. McNair said he plans on training OK Commander on Wednesday and that he has pencile...
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