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Moore comments on his Metro starters

on 08/25/2009 2:00 AM
Thirty 2-year-old pacing colts will be chasing the million-dollar Metro  beginning Saturday night, and getting into  the final is going to be no walk in the park.   Dr. Ian Moore, whose outstanding 2  year olds Malicious and Wellthereyougo have drawn into the first and second  eliminations for the Metro Pace on Saturday at Mohawk,  says it best: “Playtime is over ...
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Delaware sports wagering ruled illegal; plans put on hold

on 08/24/2009 2:00 AM
A federal appeals court on Monday ruled that sports betting in Delaware would be in violation of a federal ban on such wagering, thus putting a stop on the state’s plans to take wagering on sporting events at sites next month including Dover Downs and Harrington Raceway.   A 1992 law restricts sports betting to just four states: Nevade, Montana, Oregon and Delaware, the latter o...
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Annieswesterncard scores Monument Circle win

on 08/23/2009 2:00 AM
Annieswesterncard is familiar with winning at Indiana Downs, and Saturday night the Western Hanover colt found the winner’s circle again with a 1:51.2 triumph in the $231,500 Monument Circle for sophomore colt and gelding pacers. Leading driver Peter Wrenn was at the controls for trainer Joe Seekman, sweeping three-wide with the 4-5 favorite in the turn before kicking home to win by a length and...
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'Joe' sold to European interests, wins Yonkers Trot elim

on 08/23/2009 2:00 AM
The Judge went from a familiar home and a new one Saturday night. Judge Joe, the standout New York-bred, won Saturday night's first, $40,000 elimination race for Yonkers Trot No. 55.   Outdrawing his six rivals as the 3-5 favorite, he negotiated the mile in 1:58.3 (:29.2, :59.4, 1:29.4) for regular escort Doug R. Ackerman befpre making his regular trip to the winner's circle. Select Yankee ...
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Breeders Crown finals produce record performances

on 08/23/2009 2:00 AM
Lucky Jim punctuated his storybook season with a victory in the $600,000 Breeders Crown Open Trot, one of four championships for older horses worth a combined $1.6 million, on Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   The victory was Lucky Jim's 17th in 18 starts this year and 14th consecutive win at the Meadowlands, a track record for a trotter. The 4-year-old gelding, who was winless at...
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Favorites sweep Wilson, Sweetheart finals

on 08/23/2009 2:00 AM
Windfall Blue Chip got up in the final strides to win the $455,400 Woodrow Wilson Final for two-year-old pacing colts Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   Driver Brian Sears and Windfall Blue Chip [$3.40, $2.60, $2.20] popped the pocket half way down the stretch and flew past the very game Payne’s Landing [19.40, $8.20] to a 3-4-length victory in 1:51.4. It was a tight photo for show, wi...
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Morgan Shark wins 83rd Fox Stake

on 08/22/2009 2:00 AM
Morgan Shark and driver Travis Seekman battled first up around the final turn before dispatching leader Allthatgltrsisgold and fighting off a late challenge by stable mate Perrito Caliente to win the 83rd renewal of the Fox Stake for two-year-old pacing colts Saturday, August 22 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The Four Starzzz Shark gelding stopped the clock in a lifetime best 1:52.4, winning th...
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Sheer Desire strong in KYSS

on 08/21/2009 2:00 AM
A full field of 11 went behind the gate to square off in the single $25,000 KYSS division for 3-year old colt pacers Thursday night at The Red Mile.   The defending 2-year old KYSS champion Carnivore (Luke McCarthy), a judges' scratch in leg one after arriving 29 minutes late to the paddock, drew the far outside (10) post and gunned out to lead the field through the first turn, while Sheer ...
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Look Closer breaks maiden in Bridger final

on 08/21/2009 2:00 AM
Look Closer used a pylon-skimming trip to snap Stormont Garcon’s eight-race winning streak in Thursday night’s $49,600(C) Bridger Trotting Series final for 2-year-old colts and geldings over a Mohawk Racetrack that was rated as "good."   Driver Paul MacDonell had the choice of Look Closer or stablemate Beer League in the Final but chose the former who started well from post two. The p...
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Dragon Again daughter scores first at Scioto

on 08/21/2009 2:00 AM
Sabine’s Filly broke her maiden at Scioto Downs on Thursday night with a hard-fought 1:57.2 victory over the freshman filly Jessies Band. The sophomore daughter of Dragon Again had failed to hit the winner’s circle in 16 previous tries.   Driver David Myers left quickly with Sabine’s Filly, then yielded briefly to Berschet before quickly retaking the lead before the half. She th...
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Fashion Feline pounces in PASS

on 08/21/2009 2:00 AM
Fashion Feline pounced on her Pennsylvania Sire Stakes field Thursday at The Meadows, winning wire to wire in a stake record 1:57. The $255,520 event for 2-year-old trotting fillies, known as the Meadow Gladys, was contested over four divisions, with Barham Hanover, Lady Sorro and Action-Broadway taking the other splits. All four winners crushed the previous stake record of 1:59 held jointly by Lo...
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Maryland races continue at Ocean Downs

on 08/21/2009 2:00 AM
Racing at Ocean Downs on Thursday evening featured the second half of the Maryland Standardbred Fund Races. The 1,300-plus racing fans in attendance were treated to races involving 2-year-old pacers and trotters. Southern Allie, a 2-year-old gelding, arrived at the Ocean Oval undefeated, having won all three of his lifetime races. The youthful racehorse trained by Jerry Nock raced in a paci...
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Hot Shot Blue Chip rebounds at Red Mile

on 08/21/2009 2:00 AM
Trainer Jonas Czernyson told harnessracing.com Thursday night, shortly after Hot Shot Blue Chip won a $5,000 late-closing event at The Red Mile, that he plans on keeping the 3-year-old colt trotter in Lexington and not entering any upcoming major stakes.   "We need to give him an education. We will be here on Thursdays and try to figure it out,” said Czneryson, shortly after Hot Shot Blue...
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Muscle Hill coasts in Red Mile qualifier

on 08/21/2009 2:00 AM
Hambletonian winner Muscle Hill coasted to a 1:56.2 win in a qualifier Friday afternoon at The Red Mile, the first appearance for the son of Muscles Yankee since he captured the $1.5 million trotting classic Aug. 8 at the Meadowlands in 1:50.1 world-record fashion. With trainer Greg Peck in the sulky, Muscle Hill led at every call as he cruised to the easy victory, finishing eight lengths ahead of...
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Elusive Desire is strong at Mohawk

on 08/21/2009 2:00 AM
The odds said it was all about Elusive Desire Friday night, August 21, and the O'Brien Award-winning filly didn't disappoint in the C$171,300 SBOA Stakes for 3-year-old trotting lasses at Mohawk, cruising unchallenged to the win in a new stakes record time of 1:54.1. Blair Burgess trainee Friendly Amigo, with Burgess in the bike, took the early lead from the far inside with Jody Jamieson tuck...
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Statebreds shine at Yonkers

on 08/21/2009 2:00 AM
Friday night found Yonkers Raceway rolling out the rookies in the form of the $181,808 New York Sire Stakes Mike Cohen Trot for 2-year-old fillies. Four divisions went for $45,452 each.The first event saw favorite Madam Hooch (Mike Simons) control from the pole en route to a handy victory. The daughter of Credit Winner put up unpressured intervals of :30, 1:00.1 and 1:30.3. She had more than four ...
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Jennys Jammies wins at Scarborough

on 08/21/2009 2:00 AM
Jennys Jammies equaled one of Scarborough Downs’ oldest track records on Friday as the 4-year-old mare cruised to the finish line in 2:00 with driver Rob Dinning calling the shots behind the Fred Ward, Jr. trainee.Dinning controlled the action from the get-go as he deftly avoided congestion and confusion by barreling headlong to the lead through Scarborough’s first turn. The tandem were never ...
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Fred And Ginger can dance too

on 08/20/2009 2:00 AM
Fred And Ginger, a full brother to top sophomore filly Ginger And Fred, showed that he can trip the light fantastic as well by capturing his maiden victory in a division of a $278,160 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes on Wednesday at The Meadows. The event, known as the Tyler B, was contested over a sloppy surface in five divisions, with Fisher's Character, Beignet, Nova Artist and One More Laugh taki...
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Cross Creek Photo takes Tioga feature

on 08/20/2009 2:00 AM
Cross Creek Photo and driver Matt Kakaley captured the featured winners-over trot on Wednesday afternoon at Tioga Downs.   Leaving from post position one, Kakaley settled in third through the opening quarter, of :28.2, but was out and moving past the three-eighths pole to take control of the fractions. The duo trotted through the half-mile mark of the race in :57.2, and slowed the third qu...
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Stormont Garcon hoping to make it 9 straight in Bridger

on 08/20/2009 2:00 AM
With eight visits to the winner's circle in eight weeks of racing, the colt who has his competition quaking in their boots on Thursday night at Mohawk is Stormont Garcon, currently listed as the 6-5 favorite in the $49,500(C) final of the Bridger Trotting Series.   The 2-year-old homebred son of Quebec sire Stormont Bronze (a chestnut son of Balanced Image) out of the Shipps Speed...
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