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Indiana Summer Championships at Indy Downs

on 09/13/2009 2:00 AM
Go On BB became the richest Indiana-sired horse in history Saturday evening, September 12 with a 1:52 victory in the $90,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for older mare pacers. The Dontgetinmyway five year old was one of 10 champions crowned during a lucrative 14-race Indiana Summer Championships program at Indiana Downs that offered more than $1.4 million in purses.   “You need a lot of lu...
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Well Said wins, Barn Art upsets in Simcoe

on 09/13/2009 2:00 AM
Barn Art, at 25-1 with Sylvain Filion, scooted through on the rail to edge even-money choice VerticalHorizon in the first division of the $134,153 Simcoe Stakes for three-year-old pacers, Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack.The field was reduced to just five with the judge's scratch of Shipps Xpectancy, and Barn Art was the longest price on the board.Lyons Horace (Jody Jamieson) set reasonable fractions ...
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Lite Me Up scores at Northfield

on 09/13/2009 2:00 AM
Mike Epler's Lite Me Up ($5.20) flashed the form that won him local Horse-of-the-Year honors at Northfield in 2008, as he took control of Saturday's $5,500 Open Handicap Pace as the field approached the 27.1 quarter, and then rolled through fractions of 56.4 and 1:25.4, holding off a fast-charging Munster Cookie and pocket-sitting Expresso Forte to win in 1:54.3. Kurt Sugg drover the winner, a six...
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PA fair racing at Amulet Farms

on 09/13/2009 2:00 AM
The 2YO filly pace, the only event to split into three divisions, led off the day. SJ's Blissful Lady (Blissfull Hall) won the opener with a 2:02.3 effort for driver Kyle Bolon. Terry Almeyer trains the filly for S&J Racing, and she won her second straight and took a new lifetime mark.Budgirls Hanover, a daughter of No Pan Intended, won the second race by pacing in 2:01.4. Jordon Miller drove ...
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Florida Sunshine Stakes at Pompano

on 09/13/2009 2:00 AM
Bruce Ranger, Michile Lorenzo, Tom Audley and Veral Bowman shared the spotlight at Pompano Park on Saturday as the South Florida track hosted the second leg of the Florida Sunshine Stakes.Ranger, who won a world record 13 races during last week's Sunshine Stakes festivities, won eight races on Saturday, including four for trainer Michile Lorenzo and a pair for trainer Tom Audley, who "sandwiched" ...
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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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