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Plenty of surprises in Super Night elims

on 09/13/2009 2:00 AM
The countdown to Super Night 2009 began on Saturday night at Balmoral Park as eliminations for the $250,000 Orange & Blue Stake, $240,000 Filly Orange & Blue Stake, $190,000 Grandma Ann Stake & $185,000 Pete Langley Memorial Stake were contested. All of the elimination tussles carried purses of $12,500 with the top three finishers in each as well as one fourth place finisher (drawn by ...
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Tug River Princess reigns in Artiscape

on 09/13/2009 2:00 AM
Tug River Princess and Eric Goodell captured the fourth edition of the Artiscape Pace on Saturday night at Tioga Downs. In front of more than 3,000 fans on closing night Eric Goodell settled Tug River Princess in fourth as the other half of the Ross Croghan trained entry Southwind Tempo (Tim Tetrick) got to the quarter in 27.2. Hana Hanover and George Brennan settled in the pocket, while Yannick G...
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Rock N Roll Heaven rolls at Chester

on 09/13/2009 2:00 AM
If a 26-second last quarter in a Meadowlands qualifier wasn't astonishing enough, a 1:50.3 mile from Rock N Roll Heaven ($2.80) in his Governor's Cup elimination Sunday (Sept. 13) afternoon at Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack should be.Faced with pressure from race's outset, the 2-year-old son of Rocknroll Hanover-Artistic Vision was used early to clear All Speed Hanover (Ron Pierce) through ...
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Tiz To Dream, Ticket To Rock Win in Champlain

on 09/12/2009 2:00 AM
Tiz To Dream turned in a gritty performance to take the first of two $152,328 divisions of the Champlain Stakes for freshman pacing fillies tonight at Mohawk.Rookie drivers Doug McNair and Scott Zeron locked horns with Tiz To Dream and FBs Terror, off the gate, and the fillies burned through a:26.2 first quarter before FBs Terror capitulated and took up the pocket spot. Tiz To Dream then led the f...
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Towner's Big Sadie upsets at Northfield

on 09/12/2009 2:00 AM
Frank Scarl's Towner's Big Sadie ($18.80), a five-year-old Towner's Big Guy mare, closed from well back to win riday's $5,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace at Northfield in 1:55.2 to equal her lifetime mark. Sweet Ashtin took an early lead, but Sugar Scoot Brown took control as the field reached the 28.2 quarter and took the elite group through fractions of 28.1 and 1:26.1, as Kurt Sugg got the winner ...
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Jeter Marvel wins at Pocono

on 09/12/2009 2:00 AM
On the same night Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees was breaking Lou Gehrig’s all-time Yankee hit record, the horse Jeter Marvel was winning a $20,000 claiming trot at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Friday (Sept.11)  evening.Named after the popular Yankee shortstop, the five-year-old gelding trotter won the 13th race with a time of 1:57.4 over a sloppy racetrack on a cool damp evening.Anthon...
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Cruzin Inya Jammys wins at Scioto

on 09/12/2009 2:00 AM
Cruzin Inya Jammys held off Cat Burgler by a half-length to win Friday night's Open Handicap Pace at Scioto Downs for fillies and mares with a 1:54.1 effort. Kyle Ater drove the winner, who is trained by his father Dan for owner Mark Wooten. Niabunny left the gate fastest of all to show the way to the first quarter, but then yielded to Cruzin Inya Jammys. Driver Dan Noble was the first to move wit...
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Sentbytheangels, Fourstarz Speed score at Yonkers

on 09/12/2009 2:00 AM
Neither rain, nor wind, nor gloom of night was about to derail Yonkers Raceway's pair of Friday night $50,000 Open Handicaps.The weekly fairer-sex feature saw plenty of early action before a reserved miss stole the thunder.Activities began when Still Electric (Brett Miller), she of the four wins in her last five local tries, two-moved to the lead from the eight-hole. That one made the lead after a...
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He's Gorgeous shines at Tioga

on 09/12/2009 2:00 AM
He’s Gorgeous continued his reign of terror in the New York Sire Stakes on Friday night (Sept. 11) at Tioga Downs for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers.Over a track rated "sloppy," and after a 10-minute rain delay, Jason Bartlett sent the 2-year old son of Art Major-So Ravishing to the front past the quarter pole in 28.3. The duo slowed things down through a middle half in 1:00.3, with the seco...
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Upsets in PASS 3YO championships

on 09/12/2009 2:00 AM
It wasn’t a good day for favorites in the Pennsylvania Championship Finals for 3-year-olds Saturday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. But it was a very good day for the winners of the four $200,000 finals--Billie Bluechip, Caviar For The Lady, Doubleshotascotch and Salutation Hanover.   Rain had fallen throughout the night and with the track listed as “good,” it certainly prod...
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Muscle Hill easy winner; Southern Rocketop scores

on 09/12/2009 2:00 AM
All eyes were on the phenomenal Muscle Hill Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack, as the three-year-old made his Canadian debut in one of two eliminations for next weekend’s $1 million Canadian Trotting Classic.   The son of Muscles Yankee, unbeaten in seven starts this year, didn’t disappoint as the 1-9 favourite, despite having to leave from the nine-hole, with Brian Sears at the controls. &...
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Sportswriter, Epanephrine win Champlain

on 09/12/2009 2:00 AM
Two divisions of the Champlain Stakes, for two-year-old pacing colts, went postward atMohawk tonight as part of a stakes-studded card which also featured superstar three-year-olds, Muscle Hill and Well Said.Sportswriter once again proved himself much the best of this two-year-old crop as he cruised unchallenged to the wire in 1:51.2, in the first, $160,000 Champlain division.Jack Moiseyev sent You...
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Gota Go Bullville wins Babic

on 09/12/2009 2:00 AM
Gota Go Bullville charged through the passing lane to score a 1:56.2 victory in the $125,707 Lou Babic Memorial Pace for New Jersey-sired two-year-old pacing colts and geldings Saturday at Freehold Raceway.The freshman pacing colt, sired by Matt's Scooter, won by three-quarters of a length over the pace-setting Moneybackguarantee (Red River Hanover).Finishing third was Rockin Ray (Rocknroll Hanove...
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Soprano sings, Desire delivers in Simcoe

on 09/11/2009 2:00 AM
The big guns coming into Thursday’s pair of Simcoe Stakes divisions at Mohawk Racetrack were Elusive Desire and Windsong Soprano and both fillies emerged victorious in their respective splits.In the opening $128,584 contest, Elusive Desire had to work much harder than expected to score for driver Paul MacDonell in 1:54.4. The daughter of Angus Hall - Valley Amber attempted a move to the front in...
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So You De Vie wins $100,000 NJSS Championship

on 09/11/2009 2:00 AM
So You De Vie and driver George Brennan were content to sit in the pocket until the stretch and then overtake Littlemscantbwrong to win the $100,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Championship Final for three-year-old trotting fillies Thursday at Freehold Raceway.The daughter of Yankee Glide trotted the mile in 1:58.4, winning by a length and three-quarters over trainer-driver Per Henriksen and Littlemsca...
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Well Said ready for Simcoe

on 09/11/2009 2:00 AM
On his last visit to Mohawk, Well Said went down in the record books when he set a new stakes, track, and Canadian record of 1:48.1 in winning the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup.With that sort of positive experience, it was only a matter of time before he would be back – and his presence at Mohawk, for a $136,153 division of the Simcoe Stakes, for three-year-old pacers, coincides with that...
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A Drive To Win on the Grand Circuit

on 09/11/2009 2:00 AM
Harness Racing’s Hall of Fame traveling exhibit “A Drive To Win” will be on display in the Jugette Barn throughout the Delaware, OH Grand Circuit Week (September 20-24). The exhibit will then travel to the Round Barn The Red Mile in Lexington.The display, which has been made possible by the sponsorship of Hanover Shoe Farms, features 27 trainers and drivers which through circumstance, choice...
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Holiday Road breaks stride in Red Mile qualifier

on 09/11/2009 2:00 AM
Holiday Road, the Peter Haughton Memorial winner, encountered some bad luck during his first appearance at The Red Mile on Friday morning as he made a break before the gate folded. Driven by his trainer, Greg Peck, the son of Yankee Glide was pulled up in the first turn due to broken equipment.   A broken Buxton on the harness was said to be the cause of the colt’s break. Peck s...
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Gota Go Bullville Tops Babic

on 09/11/2009 2:00 AM
Gota A Go Bullville, a winner of three of his last four starts, heads a field of eight New Jersey-sired two-year-old pacing colts and geldings competing Saturday afternoon (September 12) in the $125,707 Lou Babic Memorial Pace at Freehold Raceway. The son of Matt’s Scooter, who is also the highest purse earner in the field with $55,707 on his card, drew post two for trainer Stephen Crevani,...
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Lorentzon stablemates 1-2 in Charles Smith Trot

on 09/11/2009 2:00 AM
Stablemates Howthehaloareyou and Vesuvio AS finished one-two in the $100,000 Charles I. Smith Trot on Friday, September 11, 2009 at Freehold Raceway. The Charles Smith, sponsored by the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey, is restricted to New Jersey-sired three-year-old trotters and named in memory of a founder of the New Jersey Sire Stakes program.   Howtheha...
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