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Short fields for Reviews at Springfield

on 08/16/2010 2:00 AM
Onhishonor Hanover won the $20,000 Little Pat/Review Stakes for 2-year-old pacing colts on Monday afternoon at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, cruising to an open-lengths score in 1:54.   The three-horse field also included Ideal Joe, who broke stride in the first turn while on the lead, and Gregorian Flaw. Onhishonor Hanove, a colt by Cam's Card Shark, assumed the lead when Id...
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Listing of Harrisburg yearlings now online

on 08/16/2010 2:00 AM
The complete roster of the 1,149 yearlings consigned to the 2010 Harrisburg select sale is now online. It may be found at www.theblackbook.com.  The roster may be accessed by trotters and pacers, colts and fillies, as well as by consignors and sires.   The yearlings include strong representation by all of harness racing's prominent and most successful  sires. Also included are&nbs...
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Two Jug futures coming up; first starts Aug. 26

on 08/16/2010 2:00 AM
Future wagering on the Little Brown Jug will be offered twice leading up to the 65th renewal of the 3-year-old pacing classic at the Delaware, Ohio County Fair.  Each wager will be for a period of four days.   Wagers will be accepted at racetracks and pari-mutuel sites throughout North America and Europe. The future wager allows fans to bet early on all 3 year olds. The minim...
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Hambletonian Oaks rematch in Moni Maker

on 08/16/2010 2:00 AM
Bar Slide, fresh off her Aug. 7 victory in the Hambletonian Oaks, has drawn post eight in Thursday night's $232,750 Moni Maker 3-Year-Old Filly Trot at The Red Mile. Oaks runner-up Ultimate Cameron will leave from post four and Oaks third-place finisher Springtime Volo will leave from post five in the 12-horse field that was limited to the 12 richest entries.   Bar Slide, trained by Joe Hol...
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1:53 dead heat at Harrington

on 08/16/2010 2:00 AM
In what is believed to be the fastest dead heat in track history, Baron Racing and Green Racing’s Mystique Cruiser ($2.40, Victor Kirby) and Foulk Stables and Lauren Allen’s Sniper Hall ($2.40, Mike Cole) could not be separated at the wire in a 1:53 win in the $20,000 featured Open Pace at Harrington Raceway Monday.   Sniper Hall, a 7-year-old Blissful Hall ridgling, got away third and ...
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PASS for 2YO pacing colts held at Meadows

on 08/16/2010 2:00 AM
Four divisions of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 2-year-old pacing colts, each carrying a purse of $74,000-plus, were contested at The Meadows Monday afternoon. The fastest winners were Movie Idol (1:53.1), Mystic Desire (1:53.2) and Wink N Atcha (1:53.4). The fourth split, which was the first of the card, was won by Alsace Hanover via a placing.   Movie Idol, driven by Corey Callah...
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Freshman fillies square off in Circle City

on 08/16/2010 2:00 AM
A field of nine freshman filly trotters will go to the post Tuesday, August 17 in the $50,000 Circle City at Indiana Downs. The contest will serve as a prep race for the field, with all eligible to the August 24 Kentuckiana Stallion Management Stakes, also hosted at the Shelbyville track. The group consists of a quartet of two-horse entries.   Trainer Doug Rideout will send out a pair ...
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'Challenge' card produces trio of new records

on 08/15/2010 2:00 AM
Three new world records were established Saturday evening at Indiana Downs during the Shelbyville facility's “Dash and Distance Challenge.” The 14-race program, which featured six races at distances other than one mile, was held in conjunction with the United States Trotting Association’s “Back To The Track” promotion.   The first of the trio of new records came in the second...
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Western Trademark equals Balmoral track record

on 08/15/2010 2:00 AM
Diamond Creek Farm’s Western Trademark etched his name into the Balmoral Park record books on Saturday, August 14th as the five-year-old son of Western Hanover equaled the track standard for an aged pacing horse with a clocking of 1:49.1.   In rein to driver Marcus Miller the good looking bay took advantage of some quick splits as Morgan Shark and Omaha Survivor battled through fractions...
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The Meadows to resume live racing Monday

on 08/15/2010 2:00 AM
Following a two-week post-Adios hiatus, The Meadows Racetrack & Casino resumes live racing Monday, Aug. 16, kicking off a rich late summer/fall schedule that features 28 stakes.This segment of the track’s stakes season begins in earnest Monday with a $298,556 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers — including the undefeated Wink N Atcha, who looks to extend his win...
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Confederation Cup to Aracache Hanover

on 08/15/2010 2:00 AM
Aracache Hanover, a colt by Dragon Again, won the $547,000 Confederation Cup Sunday afternoon at Flamboro Downs, overcoming a break before the start and then controlling the pace to score in 1:52.1.   "He just put a few steps in and then came right back pacing -- he didn't bother anybody I don't think," said Doug McNair before the results were made official. "That was the first time [he did...
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Galimony now 5 for 9 this year

on 08/15/2010 2:00 AM
The New York State Fair Stakes continued on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs with divisions for 3-year old filly trotters and 3-year old filly pacers. In the first division for 3-year- old filly pacers, Galimony (Jim Morrill Jr.) continued her dominance in the Empire State by cutting fractions of :27.3, :56.4 and 1:25 before easing away from the field to stop the timer in 1:53.4.   It w...
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Text Me, Mach Of Ballykeel win Gold finals

on 08/15/2010 2:00 AM
A come from behind effort and a patient steer earned Text Me and Mach Of Ballykeel their respective Gold Final crowns at Flamboro Downs on Sunday afternoon, as Ontario’s finest three-year-old trotting colts and two-year-old pacing colts warmed up the sun drenched crowd ahead of the $547,000 Confederation Cup.   The trotting colts kicked off the stakes action in the third race, and fans se...
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Lauren battles to Gold victory in Ottawa

on 08/15/2010 2:00 AM
Ontario’s talented two-year-old pacing fillies put on a brilliant show for Rideau Carleton Raceway fans on Sunday evening, as the top three finishers engaged in a high speed battle down the stretch to finish less than a length apart.   After her impressive effort in the slop last week, Rideau Carleton fans awarded elimination winner Bunkhouse Babe the position as favourite in spite of her...
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One More Laugh splashes to 1:51.1 PASS win

on 08/15/2010 2:00 AM
Despite mid-afternoon rains in the greater Philadelphia area, a sizable crowd showed up for Back to the Track Sunday (August 15) at Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack, and they were certainly in for a treat as they saw a number of sensational performances.   Mathias Meinzinger, Jerry Silva, and Ray Schnittker's One More Laugh ($2.40) entered today's Pennsylvania Sire Stakes event for 3-y...
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Favorites dominate ISS splits at Indy Downs

on 08/14/2010 2:00 AM
Indiana Downs played host to the second round of Indiana Sires Stakes action for sophomore trotting fillies and freshman trotters Friday evening, August 13. Heavy favorites Msnaughtybynature and C-o-to Bluegrass won their respective divisions for trainer and driver Peter Wrenn, with several other bettors' choices collecting ISS triumphs.   Msnaughtybynature kept her perfect streak inta...
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Hudons double up in Grassroots at Flamboro

on 08/14/2010 2:00 AM
Dabrina maintained her position atop the two-year-old trotting filly Grassroots standings with an effortless wire to wire victory at Flamboro Downs on Friday evening.   With Karen Hudon in the race bike, the Kadabra daughter sailed along through a :30.4 quarter and a 1:03 half, then fought off a challenge from Radical Janey heading by the 1:32.4 three-quarters. Kicking into high gear down t...
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Heavy rain forces Springfield cancellation

on 08/14/2010 2:00 AM
Due to heavy overnight rains in the Springfield area which turned the one-mile racing oval into a sea of mud, Saturday’s (Aug.14) 11-race program at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, IL has been cancelled because of the sloppy conditions.   With Sunday, Aug. 15th scheduled to have been a “dark day” the 11-race card will now be contested on that date. Post time for the 11-race p...
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A Crown For Lindy sets Saratoga standard

on 08/14/2010 2:00 AM
In 70 years of harness racing at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway, there has never been a faster mile trotted than the one put up by A Crown For Lindy on Friday night (August 13).   The August Fun Free-For-All Trotting Series saw its third and final leg take place on Friday as the top trotters got their last chance to vie for points towards next Saturday night’s $60,000 final.   A Crown...
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Freshman pacer wins debut in 1:51.4!

on 08/14/2010 2:00 AM
Friday night (August 13) at Mohawk Racetrack saw Ohmygosh Hanover capture a victory in his first career start for trainer Casie Coleman and driver Mark MacDonald by stopping the clock in an incredible 1:51.4.   The 2-year-old son of The Panderosa-Ooh's 'N Aah's left from post eight and followed Dapper Denzil and driver Jody Jamieson from the pocket through fractions of :26.4, :55.4 and 1:23...
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