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Angostura appeal denied; Peaceful Way drawn

on 09/17/2009 2:00 AM
The draw for both the Peaceful Way Stakes Final and Consolation were conducted this morning at Mohawk Racetrack. The draws for both were delayed pending an appeal by the connections of Angostura who was disqualified and placed last in last weekend’s eliminations.   The Ontario Racing Commission dismissed the appeal and the filly will compete from post one in the $50,000 Consolation event....
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Gift Card pays off in NYSS

on 09/16/2009 2:00 AM
Gift Card’s 1:59:3 clocking turned out to be the fastest of four New York Sire Stakes for 3 year-old trotting fillies at Monticello Raceway on Tuesday September 15. Each split was worth approximately $44,000. Other winners included She’s so Savvy, Beachcomber and Pembroke Firestorm.In their division, Tim Tetrick fired Gift Card to the lead from post seven though she didn’t take command...
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Ladyfield still Harrington's queen

on 09/16/2009 2:00 AM
Joyce and Kathleen Keeler and Linda Sue Keeler’s Ladyfield ($6.20, Tony Morgan) earned her eighth win of the year Tuesday, winning the $25,000 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway in 1:53.1.The 6-year-old Armbro Cadet mare found her best gear late and surged by pacesetter Don’ttellmewhattodo and held off a game Tug River Aussie, who closed strongly on the outside for a narrow win. Sportsfancy fini...
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Up Front Juansteen in Meadows record

on 09/16/2009 2:00 AM
Up Front Juansteen, who needed seven races to break her maiden, demonstrated that she learned deliberately but well Tuesday at The Meadows as she took her Keystone Classic division in 1:56.1, a track record for freshman trotting fillies.The $95,800 event for Pennsylvania-breds was contested over three divisions, with Bone A Fide and Ally-Gal Ridge capturing the other splits. Trainer Ron Burke (Bon...
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Only Raceway and Northfield pay initial Ohio slot fee

on 09/16/2009 2:00 AM
According to Wednesday’s Columbus Post Dispatch, all seven racetracks in Ohio filed applications and paid a nonrefundable $100,000 filing fee by Tuesday’s deadline to add slot machines, but only two—Northfield Park and Raceway Park—met the deadline to pay the first $13 million in license fees. An attorney for the tracks told the newspaper that the other tracks still intend to make their in...
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Up Front Hotsey hot at Pocono

on 09/16/2009 2:00 AM
Up Front Hotsey cashed in as the 3-2 favorite to win the featured Open Handicap trot on Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.  The race carried a purse of $30,000.   Leaving from post position #4 in a field of seven, Up Front Hotsey, a 6-year-old mare trained by Noel Daley, settled into the pocket early on behind pacesetter Grain Of Truth.  That pair stayed in those positi...
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Boinga hoping to bounce back in Dancer

on 09/16/2009 2:00 AM
Boinga, a daughter of Windsong’s Legacy, has been installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite in the $45,000 Harold Dancer Filly Final on Thursday, September 17, 2009 at Freehold Raceway.The Harold Dancer Filly, carded as the second race, and the $55,000 Harold Dancer Colt, a non-wagering event at 12 noon, are restricted to two-year-old New Jersey-sired trotters.  Both stakes are sponsored ...
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Colonial Downs action

on 09/16/2009 2:00 AM
Colonial Downs hosted a full night of harness racing Tuesday evening, with a twist: two of the night’s ten races were three-quarters of a mile, rather than the usual one mile distance.   In the first shortened race, J J Thomas N led from the start, the quarter pole, and cut the first two early fractions in :27 and :56. The 7-year-old gelding led by 1-1/2 lengths at the top of the stretch,...
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Pompano set to open new simulcast area

on 09/16/2009 2:00 AM
When the 2009-2010 racing season resumes on Saturday, Isle Casino Racing will unveil a new simulcast area on the second level of the casino, encompassing the Trackside Grill as well as two adjacent viewing/betting areas. Racing fans will be able to bet in a friendly, comfortable setting; have a cocktail at the bar; and order lunch or dinner from an appealing menu, including daily specials. ...
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PA Stallion Series adds consolations

on 09/16/2009 2:00 AM
The Stallion Series, a PA-sired stakes series for two-year-olds that has proven very popular in its first year during 2009, has added $20,000 Consolations per division on the night of its $40,000 divisional Championships, Monday, September 28 at The Meadows.The Championships will include the top eight point winners in Stallion Series preliminary competition; the Consolations will be comprised of t...
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Vernon Downs offers $10,000 Pick 8

on 09/16/2009 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs would like to announce that it will have a $10,000 guaranteed Pick 8 pool for all the New York Sire Stakes Finals on the $1.4 million dollar New York Sire Stakes “Night of Champions” on Saturday, September 26th. The pick 8 will be offered as $.10 wheels with $1.00 minimum bet total. New York Sire Stakes “Night of Champions” will also offer $.10 superfectas on each race that ni...
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Case appeal denied

on 09/16/2009 2:00 AM
New York’s highest court has declined to hear the appeal of trainer Timothy Case, who was suspended by state regulators for a pattern of alleged illegal equine drug violations involving horses at Monticello Raceway.Case was seeking to get the Court of Appeals to hear his claims that flawed handling procedures made the state’s drug tests unreliable, and that the penalty handed down for past run...
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Munis Blue Chip fastest NYSS winner

on 09/16/2009 2:00 AM
Four divisions of freshman trotting fillies raced for a total purse in excess of $146,000 in New York Sire Stakes action at Monticello Raceway on Wednesday afternoon, and the most impressive winner was Munis Blue Chip, who coasted home in 2:02.1. Other winners included Southwind Samurai, Sweetspellosuccess and R Moni Girl.   In Munis Blue Chip’s division, driver Ray Schnitt...
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Showherthemoney wins Nadia Lobell

on 09/15/2009 2:00 AM
Showherthemoney overshadowed her more heralded stablemate Not Enough in romping to a 7 ¾-length victory in the $252,700 Nadia Lobell for 3-year-old filly pacers Monday night at The Red Mile. Driven by Luc Ouellette, Showherthemoney scored in a lifetime-best 1:49 while the heavily-favored Not Enough settled for third behind runner-up Precious Stone. The time equaled the world mark for sophomore fi...
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Whipping violation costly in Peaceful Way elim

on 09/15/2009 2:00 AM
Favorites completely dominated in Monday’s trio of $30,000(C) Peaceful Way Stakes eliminations for 2-year-old filly trotters at Mohawk Racetrack.   In the first elimination, it was Angostura who actually emerged victorious after a fierce stretch-long duel with race favorite Costa Rica. However, the winner was subsequently disqualified and placed last after the Ontario Racing Commission ...
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Sophomore colt trotters in NYSS action

on 09/15/2009 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's Monday night fare featured the $210,566 New York Sire Stakes Bronxville Trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings. Three divisions--worth $69,322, $70,622 and $70,622, respectively--went at it, with all producing close finishes.   The opener, an off-the-card event, saw pocket-sitting Kash N Credit (Jason Bartlett) get to pacesetting South Jersey Flash (Steve Reisenweaver...
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Campbell, Mr. Muscleman on hand Saturday at Mohawk

on 09/15/2009 2:00 AM
The titans of the sport, past and present, will be on hand at Mohawk Racetrack this Saturday evening as part of Canadian Trotting Classic night at the Campbellville oval.   Harness racing’s newest superstar, Muscle Hill, will headline the $1 million(C) Canadian Trotting Classic for the sport’s best 3-year-old colt trotters. A victory would extend his perfect record this year to nine a...
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Canadian Trotting Classic set for Saturday

on 09/15/2009 2:00 AM
He already has $2.2 million in his bankroll, and this Saturday evening at Mohawk, Muscle Hill is in a perfect position to add another half-million to the pot. He’ll be going postward as the prohibitive favorite in the $1 million Canadian Trotting Classic, riding a wave of 16 consecutive wins.   "They’re all underdogs in this race," acknowledged Jimmy Takter, the trainer of Trotti...
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Takter trainees top Wellwood

on 09/14/2009 2:00 AM
Jimmy Takter trainees Senor Glide and On The Tap captured their respective $30,000 William Wellwood Memorial Trot eliminations for two-year-old colts and geldings on Sunday night at Mohawk Racetrack.The other split went to the highly-touted Il Villaggio, setting up what should be a great match-up for next weekend's rich final.Senor Glide received plenty of front-end respect in the first split for ...
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Connections say Well Said headed to Jug

on 09/14/2009 2:00 AM
Trainer Steve Elliott and co-owner Jeff Snyder confirmed to harnessracing.com on Monday morning that Well Said, the winner earlier this year of the Meadowlands Pace and North America Cup, and most recently a Simcoe division, will be entered in the upcoming Little Brown Jug Sept. 24 in Delaware, Ohio.   “We’re leaning towards it. Steve wants to go, so it looks that way. (Well Said) ...
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