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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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Frosh filly pacers featured in NYSS action

on 09/19/2009 2:00 AM
Once Shaky Hanover and Hula's Z Tam drew in separate divisions of Saturday night's $185,238 New York Sire Stakes Frank Becerra Pace for 2-year-old fillies, there didn't figure to be much Yonkers Raceway suspense.   Sure enough, a pair of death and taxes moments in the $92,619 divisions, with both leading lasses behaving as advertised.   Shaky Hanover (Matt Kakaley) two-moved to the l...
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Pompano opens meet on Saturday

on 09/18/2009 2:00 AM
The isle Pompano Park will open again for live racing on Saturday night, with the feature a $12,000 Open Pace featuring Armbro Dynamic, Cape Karuna, Change Your Luck, Object Of Art and Golden Mattjesty.   Armbro Dynamic, owned by Rod Lorenzo along with Souren Hovsepian, comes into the action off of a relaxing four month vacation and has been installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite. ...
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Auction to benefit New Vocations set for Jug Week

on 09/18/2009 2:00 AM
A charity auction held in conjunction with the traditional Pre-Jug party is scheduled for Wednesday,  Sept. 23,  in the Hospitality Pavilion immediately following the Jugette.  Guests will enjoy gourmet hor d’oeurves, open bar, live music, and friendly competition to win the bid on a variety of exciting items and services.   Tom Harmer and Michael Polansky have donated a cu...
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15 filly pacers entered in Jugette

on 09/18/2009 2:00 AM
Fifteen 3-year-old filly pacers have been entered for next Wednesday's $350,000 Jugette at the Delaware, Ohio, fairgrounds, but Not Enough, the top-ranked member of the division, is not among them. Here is the draw for the Jugette, the second richest in history.   First Elimination -- $56,000  Post     Filly         ...
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Not Enough misses Jugette because of 'struggling in the turns'

on 09/18/2009 2:00 AM
Trainer Tracy Brainard told harnessracing.com Friday afternoon that because the connections don't believe the top-ranked 3-year-old filly pacer Not Enough handles turns at 100 percent, they decided to not enter in the Jugette scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 23, over the half-mile oval at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds.   "She's been struggling in the turns so we didn't enter her in the Juget...
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Vintage Master qualifies in 1:54.3 at Freehold

on 09/18/2009 2:00 AM
Little Brown Jug contender Vintage Master tuned up for the Delaware classic by turning in a 1:54.3 workout in a qualifier at Freehold Raceway Friday morning. Dan Dube, the Western Ideal colt's regular driver, was in the sulky for trainer Jimmy Takter.   Vintage Master won the Cane over Freehold's half-mile oval earlier this month and in August captured the Adios, upsetting Well Sa...
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He's Gorgeous, Classic Lane set Yonkers marks

on 09/18/2009 2:00 AM
He's Gorgeous made a mockery of both rivals and record books Friday night, winning his division of Yonkers Raceway's $178,522 New York Sire Stakes Tuckahoe Pace in a track-record performance. All told, a trio of divisions--worth $59,874, $58,774 and $59,874, respectively--went postward.   With regular driver Jason Bartlett along for his minimal share of the glory, He's Gorgeous--at odds of ...
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Arch Madness scores in Credit Winner

on 09/18/2009 2:00 AM
Arch Madness and Autumn Escapade were notable winners during Friday night’s (Sept. 18) 11-race program at Vernon Downs. Arch Madness turned in the fastest trotting mile of the meet with a 1:52.4 performance in the $187,000 Credit Winner open test, sponsored by Blue Chip Farms, while Autumn Escapade delivered a 1:55.1 triumph in Vernon’s $25,000 leg of the Miss Versatility series for Open dista...
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Lindy's Two Step, Upfront Pattys Boy win Dancers

on 09/18/2009 2:00 AM
Lindy’s Two Step had all the right moves to win the $45,000 Harold Dancer Filly Final on Thursday at Freehold Raceway. In the non-wagering $55,000 Harold Dancer for colts, Upfront Pattys Boy posted his third victory of the year.   The Harold Dancer Filly and the Harold Dancer Colt are restricted to two-year-old New Jersey-sired trotters and both stakes are sponsored by the Stand...
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