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Higher And Higher sets season's mark in ISS

on 10/07/2009 2:00 AM
Higher And Higher scored a national season's best 1:51.2 victory in the first of three divisions of the $313,000 International Stallion Stake for 2-year-old filly pacers Wednesday afternoon at The Red Mile. Driven by Dave Palone, Higher And Higher routed her competition with a 10-length score as she lowered the previous 2009 standard for first-year filly pacers shared by Native Doll and ...
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Economy a factor for sale

on 10/07/2009 2:00 AM
Despite the economy, this year’s Lexington Selected Yearling Sale might generate good results. The reason is simple: Purse money. Thanks to expanded gaming at racetracks in several racing areas, there is more purse money available today than three years ago. Here’s an example of how much money is out there: Through Sept. 30, 126 two year olds had earned $100,000 or more this season, with the...
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Dwane Parker recovering from training mishap

on 10/07/2009 2:00 AM
Veteran trainer Dwane Parker, 72, is recuperating at home following a training mishap at The Meadows that left him with multiple transverse process fractures and deep brusing.   “The good news is that the injuries are stable,” said Parker's son, Norm, who trains with him at The Meadows. “The doctor fitted him with a brace and gave him medication to ease the inflammation.   "But...
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ISS action continues at Indiana Downs

on 10/06/2009 2:00 AM
Indiana Downs played host to the second round of Indiana Sires Stakes action for freshman filly pacers Monday, October 5, carding two $30,000 contests. Sawgrass Farms’ Electric Presence captured the first division in 1:55.4 while Steve Carter’s Dark Alley Sally claimed victory with a 1:56 performance in the second split.   Electric Presence and driver Sam Widger started from the second ...
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Triumphant Caviar, Garcon win Keystone Classic splits

on 10/06/2009 2:00 AM
Triumphant Caviar followed up his world record performance in Delaware, Ohio, with a crisp, workmanlike-effort that carried him to a facile victory in a Keystone Classic division on Monday at The Meadows. The trotter had been entered in a late-closer at The Red Mile last Friday but was scratched "sick" out of that event.   Garcon took the other split in the $86,200 event for Penns...
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Canadian Mike MacNeill wins first race at Yonkers

on 10/06/2009 2:00 AM
Excel Nine gave driver Mike MacNeill his initial Yonkers Raceway victory Monday night, winning the $20,000, fourth race pace with a pocket trip from the pylons.   "(Trainer) Jason Robertson and I know each other very well from Sudbury Downs (in Ontario), and he's been talking about coming to the states for a while," said MacNeill. "We originally thought about going to The Meadows, but ...
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Giddy Up goes to Harrington winner's circle

on 10/06/2009 2:00 AM
Larry Baron and David Rovine's Giddy Up Lucky ($3), driven by Vince Copeland, improved to two-for-two at Harrington Raceway in his career with a 1:52.4 triumph in the $25,000 Open Pace on Monday.   The 4-year-old Camluck gelding assumed command before the opening quarter for trainer Josh Green, and never looked back in his two-length win over Art Director and Radar Installed. &nb...
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Jamieson, Brainard take Mohawk titles

on 10/06/2009 2:00 AM
Jody Jamieson was once again the leading linesman during the April 30-Oct. 5 Mohawk meet. The 33-year-old driver and third-generation horseman, who won an O’Brien award as Canada’s top driver in 2007, racked up purses totaling $4,020,517 at the Campbellville oval this summer, nearly half a million dollars more than his closest rival, Randy Waples, who earned $3.56 million in purses. Third in...
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Filly trotters in action in ISS divisions

on 10/06/2009 2:00 AM
The second week of Grand Circuit action at The Red Mile is also the time for final preps for the upcoming Breeders Crown championships for 2 and 3 year olds at Woodbine, and on Tuesday afternoon it was the freshman filly trotters in action in five $65,800 divisions of the International Stallion Stakes (ISS).   Merrie Annabelle winner Poof She's Gone won the fifth division with a 1:55.2 ...
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Big Bikkies breaks coffin bone

on 10/05/2009 2:00 AM
Trainer Noel Daley told harnessracing.com Monday morning that the 3-year-old colt trotter Big Bikkies, who won the first of the two Kentucky Futurity eliminations at The Red Mile on Saturday but finished last in the second heat, suffered a broken coffin bone in his right front leg during that race and will be sidelined for about a year.   “It’s not career ending though as nothing broke ...
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Meadows Racetrack & Casino donates memorabilia

on 10/05/2009 2:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino has announced that it has donated the bulk of its Dan Patch, Delvin Miller/Adios, and Meadows Memorabilia Collections spanning 216 artifacts to the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame in Goshen, NY.   Meadows Racing, a unit of Cannery Casino Resorts, assumed all racetrack management responsibilities of Meadows Racetrack & Casino on Sept. 1 ...
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Southwind Tempo, Tug River Princess to wrap up season in Lex

on 10/05/2009 2:00 AM
The top older pacing mares Southwind Tempo and Tug River Princess will both be racing at The Red Mile on Saturday. Eric Cherry, who shares ownership of the mares, said he decided to have them both shipped to Lexington for their last starts of the season based on their strong performances in the Milton last Saturday night at Mohawk.   Southwind Tempo won the Milton thanks to her phenomenal r...
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Black Book 2 now online

on 10/05/2009 2:00 AM
The 2009 edition of The Black Book 2 can now be found on Standardbred Horse Sales Company's website www.theblackbook.com, Hard copy volumes of the catalog are expected to be available at the end of this week.   The mixed portion of the Harrisburg sale begins on Friday, Nov. 6, and ends on Saturday, November 7. It follows the conclusion of the select yearling sale which takes place from Mond...
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Southwind Tempo scores Milton final victory

on 10/04/2009 2:00 AM
World champion Southwind Tempo turned in an amazing stretch rally to capture the $375,100 Milton Stakes Final for older pacing mares on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack, over a track that was rated as good.   With Jody Jamieson at the controls, the five-year-old daughter of Bettors Delight - Tsunami Hanover left moderately from post eight but was unable to find a spot along the pylons in ...
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Mohawk hosts OSS Gold eliminations

on 10/04/2009 2:00 AM
Sons of Western Terror captured both $40,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold eliminations for three-year-old colt and gelding pacers on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   In the first split, it was One More Drink emerging victorious in his OSS debut for driver Mark MacDonald in 1:52.1. The gelded son of Western Terror - Hawaiian Beachlady left sharply from post two and got away second in the :...
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Josh Marks has Kentucky race license revoked

on 10/04/2009 2:00 AM
Josh Marks, assistant trainer in the Tracy Brainard Stable, has had his Kentucky racing license revoked by the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority (KHRA) and he has been ruled off the grounds at The Red Mile as of Monday, Oct. 5. Marks was notified of the revocation on Saturday morning,  Oct. 3, one day after KHRA investigators did a search of Brainard's barn at The Red Mile.   Harnes...
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Saturday Backstretch with Gordon

on 10/03/2009 2:00 AM
    Unlike yesterday morning's heavy rains, the weather on Saturday is picture-perfect as there's nary a cloud in the sky and it's warm enough to discard the jacket. Actually, the weather turned great yesterday afternoon as the sun came out and the track was fast. Congratulations to trainer Jonas Czernyson--who got married last month at the Round Barn here at The Red Mile--driver David...
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Lanson coasts to Red Mile win; Buck I St. Pat third

on 10/03/2009 2:00 AM
Lanson coasted to an open-lengths victory in the opening race on the Saturday Kentucky Futurity card at The Red Mile, trotting to a 1:54 score in a $5,000 Open. Buck I St. Pat, who sat fifth until approaching three quarters, could not make up any ground after slow first-half fractions and had to settle for third, behind runner-up Gift Kronos.   Mike Lachance sent Lanson to the lead from pos...
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Freshman pacers in Bluegrass action at Red Mile

on 10/03/2009 2:00 AM
Daniel Dube sent Rock N Roll Heaven to the front in the first of three $139,800 divisions of the Bluegrass for 2-year-old colt pacers Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile, and the son of Rocknroll Hanover never looked back en route to a career-best 1:50.2 victory.   Coming off a runner-up finish behind One More Laugh in the world-record 1:49.3 mile in the $600,000 Governor's Cup at Harrah's C...
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Muscle Hill, Big Bikkies win Futurity elims

on 10/03/2009 2:00 AM
Muscle Hill coasted to a 1:52.3 victory in the second of two eliminations of the $600,000 Kentucky Futurity for 3-year-old colt trotters on a sunshine-filled-but-windy Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile. Big Bikkies led from gate to wire to win the first elim.   With 13 entered, two elims were needed, with the top five in each returning for the second heat. The first elim had a field o...
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