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Credit Winner fillies take four of five NYSS divisions

on 08/07/2009 2:00 AM
Freshman trotters took center stage for the second consecutive night at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway on Thursday night as the New York Sire Stakes took its filly division to the Spa city on a beautiful summer night.   The first division on the two yr old filly stake would wind up being the fastest trotting event of the evening for the freshman high steppers. Torgeir Hagmann put Streak on th...
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Forward and McIntosh team for Grassroots triple

on 08/07/2009 2:00 AM
Brad Forward reunited with last year’s Grassroots champion Tomorrowpan at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday evening, and engineered the first Ontario Sires Stakes win of the season for the three-year-old pacing filly.   Starting from Post 7 in the second $24,000 Grassroots division, Forward put the No Pan Intended daughter on the front end before the half and never had to glance over hi...
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Ohio Breeders Stake action at Scioto

on 08/07/2009 2:00 AM
Longshots Upfront Cruiser and Lullaby Till Dawn flashed across the wire ahead of 1-9 favorite Rub Thing in the $20,000 Ohio Breeders Stake for freshman pacing fillies at Scioto Downs on Thursday night, creating an exacta payoff of $598.60.   Driver Dan Noble shot the 40-1 Lullaby Till Dawn at the start of the race. When driver Chris Page challenged with the favorite in past the half-mile ma...
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NYSS action at Saratoga

on 08/06/2009 2:00 AM
It was a big night for Ray Schnittker and John Stark Jr. on Wednesday at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway as New York Sire Stakes 2-year-old trotting colts took center stage on a picturesque night for harness racing action in the Spa city.   Schnittker continued his success in the Sire Stakes circuit as he trained and drove two winners on the card. Margarita Man (Malabar Man-Margarita ...
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Fox Valley Luxury wins Fox Valley Flan

on 08/06/2009 2:00 AM
Illinois-bred trotters headlined Wednesday nights Balmoral Park action as eight diagonally gaited fillies battled in the $50,000 Fox Valley Flan Stake while 10 of their male counterparts knocked heads in the $50,000 Kadabra Stake. As usual these 2-year-old events can produce some unusual finishes and that was the case on Wednesday as Fox Valley Luxury scored in a mild upset while Showmeyourstuff l...
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Breeders Crown supplements due Monday

on 08/06/2009 2:00 AM
The Breeders Crown, harness racing divisional championship series, kicks into gear this week with supplemental entries due and payable on Monday, Aug. 10, at 12 noon (EDT) in the racing secretary's office at the Meadowlands Racetrack. The four Open Events, worth $1.6 million, have finals scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 22, along with the rich Woodrow Wilson and Sweetheart stakes.   S...
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Ouellette's Hambo hopes ride on Triumphant Caviar

on 08/06/2009 2:00 AM
In his chosen profession, Luc Ouellette has pretty much been to the top of the mountain. He’s won over $117 million in purses, and more than 8,000 races, including virtually all of the classics. Except one – the Hambletonian; he has never won harness racing’s greatest prize. His Hall of Fame uncle Mike Lachance has won the coveted trophy four times and Ouellette has lined up behind the Hambl...
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Troy Sylvester injured in ATV accident

on 08/06/2009 2:00 AM
Troy Sylvester, 45, son of Hall of Fame trainer Chuck Sylvester was seriously injured in an ATV accident on Wednesday August 5, at the family’s Magical Acres training center in Chesterfield, NJ. Sylvester was riding the ATV when it flipped end over end, destroying the vehicle.Sylvester suffered critical injuries including two collapsed lungs, a broken pelvis and tailbone, broken bones in the fac...
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I Wanted Wings scratched from Oaks

on 08/06/2009 2:00 AM
I Wanted Wings has been scratched from the Hambletonian Oaks as the result of what is most likely a career-ending infection, according to co-owner Eric Cherry. “She had an injection in her right front ankle and it got infected,” he said. “She’ll probably be OK to breed, but I don’t think she’ll be able to race again.”   The Muscles Yankee daughter of Veronica Lake had compiled...
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Rock N Soul, BJ's Canounan win Countess Adios splits

on 08/06/2009 2:00 AM
Rock N Soul got up in the final strides to take the first of two divisions of the $157,750 Countess Adios for freshman pacing fillies Thursday night at the Meadowlands.   With driver George Brennan at the lines, Rock N Soul [$29.80, $13.40, $10.80] sat fourth on the rail, angled out at the top of the stretch and made a late rally to take the sixth race of the night in 1:53.4. Fraction setti...
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Bridger Trotting Series underway at Mohawk

on 08/06/2009 2:00 AM
The First Time and Newport Volo drew first blood in the opening leg of the Bridger Trotting Series for two-year-old colts and geldings on Thursday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   In the opening $20,000 contest, The First Time, making his first career start, showed good early speed off the gate for driver Rick Zeron and took the field past the opening marker in :29 seconds before yielding to a...
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Tyler Rush wins pari-mutuel debut at Scioto

on 08/06/2009 2:00 AM
Tyler Rush scored his first driving win in his first race at a pari-mutuel track in the first race on Thursday at Scioto Downs. And he was driving horse number ---what else?---one, Valid Moment.   Valid Moment was sent off at 5-1 odds by the bettors at Scioto and the 21-year-old Rush reserved him off the pace and then finished strongly to score by 1-1/4 lengths in 1:56.1.   Rush had ...
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Mr. Artline fastest in late-closers at Yonkers

on 08/05/2009 2:00 AM
Statebreds—late-closer legion—invaded Yonkers Raceway Tuesday night for the $50,500 On The Road Again Pace. Four divisions of 3-year-old colts and geldings were carded, with Mr. Artline winning for Mr. Hartline in the evening's quickest of the quartet.   Jordan Stratton drove the son of Art Major for Anatolia Racing Stable and trainer Jake Hartline in the $12,700 final event. The winner...
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Nicole keeps her promise in Pocono feature

on 08/05/2009 2:00 AM
Nicole’s Promise, close in her last two starts in the Open Handicap Trot at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, beat the boys Tuesday night in a thriller. The 6-year-old Dream Vacation mare, driven by Tom Jackson and trained by John Marshall, won by a nose over a fast closing Chosen Voyageur (Andrew McCarthy) with the timer reading 1:54.   In her two previous starts against the boys, N...
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National Pastime scores at Saratoga

on 08/05/2009 2:00 AM
As the baseball season goes through the heart of its season, it was a different "National Pastime" that took center stage at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway on Tuesday night. The claiming pacer was down in company seeking his first win of the season, despite having hit the board in four of his previous six starts. Brian Cross moved the favorite to the lead approaching the quarter pole and withstood ...
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Crazed breeds full book of mares in first year at stud

on 08/05/2009 2:00 AM
The Crazed Syndicate has announced that Crazed, a son of Credit Winner, has finished his debut season at stud by breeding a full book of 140 broodmares, with 89 percent of those mares pronounced in foal at this time.   Among the mares now carrying foals by Crazed are Armbro Domino (Self Possessed), a winner of $246,004; Maple Frosting, the dam of Breeders ...
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Malicious Is Magnificent

on 08/04/2009 2:00 AM
Malicious remained undefeated in five starts with a powerhouse performance in Monday night’s $56,900(C) Dream Maker Pacing Series final for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers at Mohawk Racetrack.   Paul MacDonell put the strapping son of Bettor's Delight-Silky into action early from post seven in the eight-horse field and put up the first fraction in :27.1. He faced his first challenge ...
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Impressive victories in OSS Gold 2FT elims

on 08/04/2009 2:00 AM
Ruling Class, Warrawee Lassie and Wilsonator all turned in impressive victories in Monday’s trio of $40,000(C) Ontario Sire Stakes Gold eliminations for 2-year-old filly trotters at Mohawk Racetrack.   It was Ruling Class marching straight to the front from post eight in the first elimination for driver Paul MacDonell and the daughter of Angus Hall - Rare Elegance wired the field in 1:5...
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Trace Tetrick collects 1,000th career win

on 08/04/2009 2:00 AM
Driver Trace Tetrick reached a milestone Monday, August 3 at Indiana Downs when he steered his 1,000th career winner. He achieved the mark in the third race on the program, winning with the Tyler George-trained Tu Fancy For You. Tetrick went on to win four races on the program.   “I knew I was getting close, but I didn’t know how close I was,” said the 22-year-old driver. “I didn’...
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Sophomore filly trotters in action at Batavia

on 08/04/2009 2:00 AM
Three divisions of 3-year-old filly trotters were contested Monday night at Batavia Downs, with each carrying a purse of more than $12,000. Reaching the winner’s circle in the trio of events were Someway, Princess Robyn and Anikawiesahalee.  Someway and driver-trainer Brian Cross took the first $12,600 late-closer contest—a non-wagering race held prior to the start of the pari-mutuel car...
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