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Well Said pointing to Simcoe

on 08/27/2009 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old colt pacer Well Said, who has not raced since winning the $500,000 Battle of the Brandywine Aug. 16 at Harrah’s Chester, will make his next start in the Simcoe Stakes at Mohawk Racetrack on Sept. 12, according to trainer Steve Elliott.   Elliott told harnessracing.com Thursday afternoon that Well Said, who also won the Meadowlands Pace and North America Cup and is the sport...
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He's Gorgeous fastest in NYSS

on 08/26/2009 2:00 AM
Twenty-three of the state's rookie crop of colts and gelding skidooed their way downstate Tuesday night for Yonkers Raceway's $185,122 New York Sire Stakes Jim Meagher Pace.   He's Gorgeous (Jason Bartlett), as the 1-4 favorite, overcame the eight hole in the first $62,074 division. After tucking in fifth, he moved approaching the half, only to be forced three-wide by a late pull from a riv...
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Don'ttellmewhatodo repeats at Harrington

on 08/26/2009 2:00 AM
Darryl Gombert, Jeffrey Rose and Hankook Stable’s Don’ttellmewhatodo ($7.20, Victor Kirby) was a repeat winner Tuesday in the $25,000 Mares Open Pace at Harrington Raceway in 1:53.4.   The Charles Cochran III trainee set all the fractions and prevailed by two lengths over Nidya A and Sixteen Candles. The 6-year-old DM Dilinger mare has won five races in 2009 and banked more than $81,000...
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Blue Moon Artist paints PA Stallion victory

on 08/26/2009 2:00 AM
Blue Moon Artist extended her domination of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series for freshman filly pacers, winning her third straight in the series on Tuesday at The Meadows in a stakes-fastest 1:54.2.   The event was contested over six $20,000 divisions, with Six Pistol, Thesantafe Express, Lady In Red, The MGM Pan and Western Royalty capturing the other splits. Brett Miller drove four of the...
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Muscle Hill draws post five in American National

on 08/26/2009 2:00 AM
Hambletonian winner Muscle Hill has drawn post five in Saturday’s $200,000 American National for 3-year-old colt trotters at Balmoral Park, with the $17,000 supplemental entry taking on nine challengers including Illinois champion Southern Rocketop, who will leave from post one.   Muscle Hill’s last pari-mutuel start was his world record-equaling 1:50.1 victory in the $1.5 million Hambl...
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Eliminations held for Swedish Derby races

on 08/26/2009 2:00 AM
The favorites did what they were supposed to do in the eliminations for the Swedish Derby and Mare Derby, which were held Tuesday night at the Jaegersro track in Malmo. There were six elims for the horses and three for the mares. The Derby races are for 4 year olds and the finals will be held Sunday, Sept. 6.  Maharajah, a son of Viking Kronos, was sidelined with problems earlier this year, ...
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Gold Cup and Saucer win causes controversy

on 08/26/2009 2:00 AM
All The Weapons’ victory Aug. 22 in the $60,000(C) Gold Cup and Saucer at the Charlottetown Driving Park is reportedly in jeopardy because the gelding’s owners violated an Ontario Racing Commission rule that prohibits horses from racing outside of the province for 60 days after being claimed. All The Weapons, a 7-year-old son of Towner’s Big Guy, was claimed for $20,000 on July 3 at Mohawk R...
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Yearling catalogs now available online

on 08/26/2009 2:00 AM
Although the physical printed catalogs are not yet available, online catalogs for two yearling sales can now be viewed online. The Lexington Selected Yearling Sale catalog can be viewed by going to the web site www.lexingtonselected.com. The Lexington yearling sale will be held Oct. 7-11—during the second week of Grand Circuit racing at The Red Mile—at the newly renovated Fasig-Tipton Sales Pa...
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Western Kit, High Speed Life win in ISS action

on 08/26/2009 2:00 AM
Indiana Downs played host to the third round of Indiana Sires Stakes for sophomore filly pacers Tuesday, August 25. Two $25,000 divisions were carded, with second-choice Western Kit claiming the first split on the strength of a 1:53 performance. Favored High Speed Life wired the field in the second split, stopping the clock in 1:53.4.Starting from post seven, driver and co-owner Trent Stohler floa...
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Kentucky gains another Democratic Senator

on 08/26/2009 2:00 AM
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear’s efforts to end Republican control of the state’s Senate were advanced on Tuesday when Democrat Robin Webb narrowly defeated a Republican in a special election for a vacant seat. Republicans now hold a 20-17 margin in the State with one independent member.   The special election for the vacant seat was called in July, the same day Republican Charlie Bord...
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Nihilator's dam dies at age 33

on 08/26/2009 2:00 AM
Margie’s Melody, dam of world champion multi-millionaire Nihilator, died this morning at Winbak Farm at age 33.   Margie’s Melody was by Bret Hanover out of the Meadow Skipper mare Pretty Margie. As a racehorse she made $94,303 and paced in 1:55.4.  Nihilator was her first foal, by the world champion Niatross.   Nihilator was the most successful son of Niatros...
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Total Truth heads to Australia

on 08/26/2009 2:00 AM
Trainer George Teague, Jr. confirmed to harnessracing.com Wednesday that Total Truth will soon begin a career at stud in Australia. The 6-year-old son of Jenna’s Beach Boy-Babe Ruthless won 18 races in his career and over $2 million. The majority of his bankroll was earned during a 2006 sophomore season that saw him win the Burlington, North America Cup, Hoosier Cup, Cane Pace and Progress Pace ...
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Judge Joe lands post one for Yonkers Trot

on 08/26/2009 2:00 AM
Judge Joe, who won one of the two Yonkers Trot eliminations last Saturday night but was since sold to European interests and is now being trained by Jimmy Takter, drew post one for this Saturday's $670,774 final and was installed the 7-5 morning-line choice. Broadway Bistro, who won the other elimination for trainer Jim Campbell, drew the outside post eight.   Judge Joe, a homebred owned by...
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Cane Pace draws ten

on 08/26/2009 2:00 AM
Ten horses dropped in the box for the 2009 edition of the $325,000 Cane Pace at Freehold Raceway on Saturday, Aug. 29. The top two money earners, Vintage Master ($973,022) and Mr. Wiggles ($782,787), accepted a bye meaning that a field of eight will go postward in one $108,300 elimination with the first six finishers advancing to the final. Here is the field in post position order with listed driv...
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Poof she's an OSS winner

on 08/25/2009 2:00 AM
Poof She’s Gone, a recent winner of the $525,800 Merrie Annabelle final at the Meadowlands, easily captured the fastest of three $40,000(C) Ontario Sire Stakes Gold Series eliminations for rookie filly trotters on Monday night at Mohawk, with a 1:56.2 victory for driver David Miller.   Also posting wins in their respective eliminations were Angostura, for driver Trevor Ritchie, and E...
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Muscle Hill supplemented to American National

on 08/25/2009 2:00 AM
The 2009 Hambletonian champion and number one rated horse in North America, Muscle Hill, is headed to Balmoral Park for this Saturday’s $200,000 American National Stake for 3-year-old trotting colts. A $17,000 supplement to the race by owners Jerry Silva, TLP Stable, Southwind Farm and Muscle Hill Racing LLC, this world record holder is due to arrive in Crete Friday afternoon in preparation for ...
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Sharky Osborne holds on in Harrington feature

on 08/25/2009 2:00 AM
Gary Minner and Peter Richardson’s Sharky Osborne ($4.20, Vince Copeland) was a narrow winner in Monday’s $25,000 Open at Harrington Raceway in 1:52.4. The 8-year-old Cam's Card Shark gelding set the fractions and held off a late charge from Fields of Honour A, who closed ground down the passing lane. Art Director finished third.   Sharky Osborne, a Josh Green trainee, has now bank...
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Consolations added for 2-year-old stakes at Chester

on 08/25/2009 2:00 AM
Earl Beal Jr., president of the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association, announced that a total of $225,000 in consolation races have been added on two key dates at Harrah’s Chester Casino and Racetrack.   Two big races get consolations on Sept. 20: the $600,000 Governor’s Cup, a 2-year-old colt pace, and the $500,000 Three Diamonds, a 2-year-old filly pace. The purse for the Gove...
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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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