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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for David Brooks on alleged fraud charges continues in New York, the following stories pertaining to that trial have been archived for reading:   Aug. 19, 2010 http://www.newsday.com/business/fbi-fingerprints-brooks-aides-in-jury-tampering-probe-1.2223676   Aug. 18, 2010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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Despite 1:10 half, Settlemoir can't hold off Roman at Mighty M

on 08/17/2010 2:00 AM
On Monday afternoon, Monticello Raceway presented its second Battle of the Braintrusts, a non-wagering race  with the horses driven by executives. At the lines were Shawn Wiles, Monticello Raceway’s assistant general manager; Jason Settlemoir, the VP of racing at Tioga and Vernon Downs; Vic Harrison, the executive secretary of the Virginia Racing Commission; and Larry Roman, the CEO of...
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More Review action at Springfield

on 08/17/2010 2:00 AM
More Review stakes were contested at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield on Tuesday. Among the winners was Ax Man, a 2-year-old gelding by Tom Ridge, who trotted his last quarter in :26.4 to win in 2:02.3.   Ax Man is trained by Peter Wrenn, but was driven by Brandon Simpson. Simpson kept the tempo slow after reaching the quarter in :30. Ax Man loafed to the half in 1:03--a :33 seco...
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Schedule changes for next week at Indy Downs

on 08/17/2010 2:00 AM
The racing schedule at Indiana Downs has been changed for the week of August 22–August 28 to accommodate maintenance on the racing surface. The Kentuckiana trot (2-year-old fillies) and Circle City trot (2-year-old colts) will be moved to Wednesday, Aug. 25. The box will close on Saturday, Aug. 21, at 1 pm. Race cards for Monday, Aug. 23, and Tuesday, Aug. 24, have been cancelled so new ...
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Tawesome More debuts with Circle City score

on 08/17/2010 2:00 AM
Tawesome More made her debut a winning one Tuesday, August 17, cruising to a 1:58 victory in the $50,000 Circle City for two-year-old filly trotters at Indiana Downs. The 1-2 favorite, guided by Andy Miller for trainer Tony Alagna, crossed the wire four and one-quarter lengths in front of Finaltab Hanover and Ricky Macomber. Always Yours, driven by trainer Dan Shetler, finished third.   Bre...
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Fox Stake attracts five-horse field

on 08/17/2010 2:00 AM
A compact field of five freshman pacing colts will line up behind the gate Friday, August 20 in the 84th renewal of the Fox Stake. The event is part of a 12-race Grand Circuit program slated at the Indiana State Fair. The card will begin with a 10 a.m. first post.   Trainer Perry Smith has entered three colts in the $47,685 Fox Stake. Western Ideal freshman Best Man Hanover will start from ...
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Blanchard leaving WEG, joining Western Fair

on 08/16/2010 2:00 AM
Western Fair Raceway is pleased to announce the appointment of Greg Blanchard as assistant race manager and announcer. He will assume his duties in mid-September.   "We like Greg's personality, his character and his passion for racing all of which make him a great fit for us," noted Western Fair’s chief executive officer Hugh Mitchell. "I had the opportunity to work with Greg during my ...
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Ohio Sire Stakes leg rescheduled

on 08/16/2010 2:00 AM
The second leg of the Ohio Sires Stakes 2-year-old colt pace and trot that was postponed this past Saturday when heavy rains forced the cancellation of the races at Scioto Downs, will be rescheduled for this Saturday, Aug. 21.   "The Ohio Standardbred Development Fund Committee members asked General Manager and Racing Secretary Stacy Cahill to add the four OSS races to the August 21 ca...
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