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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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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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