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Artistic Fella to stand at Seelster Farms

on 09/22/2009 2:00 AM
Seelster Farms is proud to announce the addition of one of this decade’s most dynamic and talented pacers to its stallion roster, the double world champion Artistic Fella p, 2, 1:53.3; 3, 1:48.4; 1:48f ($2,604,855). The world’s fastest pacer on a five-eighths mile track retires after four very impressive seasons at the racetrack. As a 2 year old he just made four starts, but won three ...
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Strong opening session at Ohio Jug Sale

on 09/22/2009 2:00 AM
The Ohio Selected Jug Sale got underway Monday night, Sept. 21, at the Eden Park Equestrian Complex near Delaware, and a large crowd of Buckeyes showed up to buy yearlings by some of the state’s most exciting sires in recent years. Offspring by Yankee Cruiser, Jailhouse Jesse and Pegasus Spur brought top prices and helped give the sale a strong $10,732 average for the opening session.   ...
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Changes for future Jug draws

on 09/22/2009 2:00 AM
The Little Brown Jug Society Board of Directors has unanimously approved a change in  Little Brown Jug and Jugette conditions effective in 2010. Current conditions require splits for a set number of entries; these conditions have been eliminated and race officials now will determine splits based on the number of entries. Notices will be sent to all owners of 2010 Jug and Jugette eli...
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Il Villaggio captures Wellwood Memorial Trot

on 09/21/2009 2:00 AM
Il Villaggio survived an adventurous trip to emerge victorious in Sunday night’s $515,000 William Wellwood Memorial Trot Final for two-year-old colts and geldings at Mohawk Racetrack in 1:56.   With regular pilot Tim Tetrick in the driver’s seat, the son of Yankee Glide - Dance To Market did not get away well from post three after a gapped-out beginning. In fact, the pair landed in seve...
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Hanover's Lexington yearlings can be seen online

on 09/21/2009 2:00 AM
Videos of the 24 yearlings that Hanover Shoe Farms has consigned to the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale are now online. They may be accessed by going to the Hanover Shoe Farms website at www.hanoverpa.com.  The remaining 181 Hanover Shoe Farms yearlings will be sold at Harrisburg beginning the week of November 2. Videos of these yearlings should be available on the Hanover and Standardbred...
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Ohio Supreme Court says VLTs must go to ballot

on 09/21/2009 2:00 AM
The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled, 6-1, that the question of installing video lottery terminals at the state’s seven commercial racetracks must be put before voters, and gave the plaintiffs in the case, letohiovote.org, 90 days to pursue the gathering of signatures.   Governor Ted Strickland had put an order to install lottery terminals into the state’s 2010-2011 biennial budget after ha...
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Monday action at Delaware

on 09/21/2009 2:00 AM
The unbeaten 2-year-old trotting filly Jesse’s Messenger and Chip Noble shared honors during Monday’s racing program at the Delaware County Fair. Jesse’s Messenger made it eight wins in a row with a 2:01.4 wire-to-wire triumph in the second division of the $57,634 Ohio Breeders Championship 2YO Filly Trot and Noble picked up his 93rd Delaware victory behind Call The Warden in the first divis...
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Golden Receiver equals Vernon mark in victory

on 09/20/2009 2:00 AM
Golden Receiver equaled the 1:51.1 track standard for 4-year-old pacing geldings, while Folk Tail turned in the swiftest mile of the meet by a 2-year-old trotting gelding during Saturday night’s (Sept. 19) 12-race program at Vernon Downs.   Andrew McCarthy drove for trainer Mark Harder in Saturday’s $10,000 fifth race and guided Golden Receiver to a fast-closing two-length triumph in th...
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Hot Shot Blue Chip wins CTC consolation

on 09/20/2009 2:00 AM
Hot Shot Blue Chip and Steve Condren made a late stretch run to upset favourite, Cesar A Blue Chip, in the $100,000 Canadian Trotting Classic consolation at Mohawk Saturday night, stopping the timers in 1:54.0.   Cesar A Blue Chip (Tim Tetrick), who dueled with Senator Hall (Dan Ackerman) through the early fractions, was second by a length, and P J Clark (Trevor Ritchie) took the show spot....
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Balmoral hosts rich Super Night program

on 09/20/2009 2:00 AM
Illinois biggest night of racing Super Night 2009 was conducted on Saturday night at Balmoral Park. With eight championships and six consolations on the 14-race card more than $1.5 million purses was up for grabs for Illinois top pacing and trotting stars. The action kicked off with the $105,000 Su Mac Lad Stake for three-year-old trotting colts. Taking full advantage of the absence of division le...
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Pair of Jug entrants in action Saturday

on 09/20/2009 2:00 AM
While most of the Jug connections were busy plotting strategy for Thursday’s Little Brown Jug, a pair of entrants were in action yesterday. Keep It Real raced in a $27,900 three-year-old conditioned event at Mohawk Raceway on Saturday night. The sophomore son of Real artist finished fifth, 4 ¼ lengths behind the winner, pacing his mile in 1:52.3. Keep It Real is owned by Wayne Eric Whebby and h...
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One More Laugh wins Governor's Cup

on 09/20/2009 2:00 AM
One More Laugh turned in one heck of a performance to win the $500,000 Governor’s Cup Sunday afternoon at Harrah’s Chester, using a first-over assault to win by one length over Rock N Roll Heaven in 1:49.2, a world record clocking for a 2-year-old colt or gelding on a five-eighths mile track.   Malicious started from the rail and held his position, leading the field to the quarter in :2...
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Curly Top sets OBS record at Delaware

on 09/20/2009 2:00 AM
Curly Top trotted to a stakes and national season’s record 1:55.2 to win her division of the $43,234 Ohio Breeders Championship for 3-year-old filly trotters on opening day at the Delaware, OH Fair. Striking Lauren captured the second division in 2:00.1.   The victory was Curly Top’s 12th of the season in 22 starts and increased her 2009 earnings to $74,210 for owner-trainer Jerry ...
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Southwind Wasabi rallies for Moni Maker triumph

on 09/20/2009 2:00 AM
Southwind Wasabi, with two Hall of Famers behind her, trotted past Broadway Schooner late in the homestretch to win the $228,000 Moni Maker Trot in 1:52.4 Sunday night at The Red Mile.   Southwind Wasabi is trained by Hall of Famer Chuck Sylvester and was driven by Mike Lachance. Lachance started from post 10 with the filly and raced off the pace while big first-half fractions of :26.2...
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Costa Rica beats Poof She's Gone

on 09/20/2009 2:00 AM
Costa Rica took advantage of a perfect two-hole trip to capture Sunday night’s $475,000 Peaceful Way Trot Final for two-year-old fillies at Mohawk Racetrack in 1:55.   Driver Ron Pierce left hard with the daughter of Muscles Yankee in search of the lead, but race favorite Poof Shes Gone had other ideas and took charge through the torrid opening quarter of :27 with Costa Rica forced t...
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Future wagering available on Jug

on 09/19/2009 2:00 AM
Racing fans now have an opportunity  to make their wagers early on the 64th Little Brown Jug.  Future wagering will be offered through 11:30 p.m Wednesday, September 23, at the regular betting windows throughout the fairgrounds.  Early wagers will also be accepted at racetracks and internet sites throughout North America and Europe.  To bet on the Future Pool at Delaware tell ...
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Vintage Master draws 4, Well Said 8 in Jug

on 09/19/2009 2:00 AM
The 64th edition of the Little Brown Jug will carry a purse of $609,150, with 19 horses set to compete over the half-mile oval at Delaware, Ohio.   First elim: 1—Straight Shooting (Dave Palone)—10-1; 2—Bunkmeister (Andrew McCarthy)—12-1; 3—Keep it Real (John Campbell)—8-1; 4—Mr Wiggles (Corey Callahan)—2-1; 5—River Shark (Luc Ouellette)—4-1; 6—Annieswesterncard (Peter ...
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Michigan Sire Stakes finals held at Hazel Park

on 09/19/2009 2:00 AM
The 2009 racing season wrapped up at Hazel Park Harness Raceway on Saturday night, with the final card highlighted by the eight Michigan Sire Stakes finals for 2 and 3 year olds. Favored Specialty Training kicked off the Super Night program with a win in the 2-year-old colt trot and the championship events were capped off by a victory by Howyadoinpal in the 3-year-old colt pace. In the end, eight ...
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Muscle Hill crushes foes in Canadian Trotting Classic

on 09/19/2009 2:00 AM
Muscle Hill, driven by Brian Sears, continued his extraordinary career Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack, trouncing nine rivals in the $1 million Canadian Trotting Classic.   At the finish, the winning margin was an effortless, geared down three and one-half lengths over Explosive Matter, in 1:53.1, with Southern Rocketop third.   It was the 17th consecutive victory for the three-year-old...
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John Campbell celebrated at Mohawk

on 09/19/2009 2:00 AM
What better time than the night of the $1 million Canadian Trotting Classic, for the Woodbine Entertainment Group to honour one of harness racing’s greatest drivers, Ailsa Craig, Ontario native John Campbell?   The legendary linesman, who will be inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in November, enjoyed more than just a night at the office Saturday when Mohawk racetrack celebrat...
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