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Vernon Downs offers $10,000 Pick 8

on 09/16/2009 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs would like to announce that it will have a $10,000 guaranteed Pick 8 pool for all the New York Sire Stakes Finals on the $1.4 million dollar New York Sire Stakes “Night of Champions” on Saturday, September 26th. The pick 8 will be offered as $.10 wheels with $1.00 minimum bet total. New York Sire Stakes “Night of Champions” will also offer $.10 superfectas on each race that ni...
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Case appeal denied

on 09/16/2009 2:00 AM
New York’s highest court has declined to hear the appeal of trainer Timothy Case, who was suspended by state regulators for a pattern of alleged illegal equine drug violations involving horses at Monticello Raceway.Case was seeking to get the Court of Appeals to hear his claims that flawed handling procedures made the state’s drug tests unreliable, and that the penalty handed down for past run...
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Munis Blue Chip fastest NYSS winner

on 09/16/2009 2:00 AM
Four divisions of freshman trotting fillies raced for a total purse in excess of $146,000 in New York Sire Stakes action at Monticello Raceway on Wednesday afternoon, and the most impressive winner was Munis Blue Chip, who coasted home in 2:02.1. Other winners included Southwind Samurai, Sweetspellosuccess and R Moni Girl.   In Munis Blue Chip’s division, driver Ray Schnitt...
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Showherthemoney wins Nadia Lobell

on 09/15/2009 2:00 AM
Showherthemoney overshadowed her more heralded stablemate Not Enough in romping to a 7 ¾-length victory in the $252,700 Nadia Lobell for 3-year-old filly pacers Monday night at The Red Mile. Driven by Luc Ouellette, Showherthemoney scored in a lifetime-best 1:49 while the heavily-favored Not Enough settled for third behind runner-up Precious Stone. The time equaled the world mark for sophomore fi...
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Whipping violation costly in Peaceful Way elim

on 09/15/2009 2:00 AM
Favorites completely dominated in Monday’s trio of $30,000(C) Peaceful Way Stakes eliminations for 2-year-old filly trotters at Mohawk Racetrack.   In the first elimination, it was Angostura who actually emerged victorious after a fierce stretch-long duel with race favorite Costa Rica. However, the winner was subsequently disqualified and placed last after the Ontario Racing Commission ...
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Sophomore colt trotters in NYSS action

on 09/15/2009 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's Monday night fare featured the $210,566 New York Sire Stakes Bronxville Trot for 3-year-old colts and geldings. Three divisions--worth $69,322, $70,622 and $70,622, respectively--went at it, with all producing close finishes.   The opener, an off-the-card event, saw pocket-sitting Kash N Credit (Jason Bartlett) get to pacesetting South Jersey Flash (Steve Reisenweaver...
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Campbell, Mr. Muscleman on hand Saturday at Mohawk

on 09/15/2009 2:00 AM
The titans of the sport, past and present, will be on hand at Mohawk Racetrack this Saturday evening as part of Canadian Trotting Classic night at the Campbellville oval.   Harness racing’s newest superstar, Muscle Hill, will headline the $1 million(C) Canadian Trotting Classic for the sport’s best 3-year-old colt trotters. A victory would extend his perfect record this year to nine a...
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Canadian Trotting Classic set for Saturday

on 09/15/2009 2:00 AM
He already has $2.2 million in his bankroll, and this Saturday evening at Mohawk, Muscle Hill is in a perfect position to add another half-million to the pot. He’ll be going postward as the prohibitive favorite in the $1 million Canadian Trotting Classic, riding a wave of 16 consecutive wins.   "They’re all underdogs in this race," acknowledged Jimmy Takter, the trainer of Trotti...
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Takter trainees top Wellwood

on 09/14/2009 2:00 AM
Jimmy Takter trainees Senor Glide and On The Tap captured their respective $30,000 William Wellwood Memorial Trot eliminations for two-year-old colts and geldings on Sunday night at Mohawk Racetrack.The other split went to the highly-touted Il Villaggio, setting up what should be a great match-up for next weekend's rich final.Senor Glide received plenty of front-end respect in the first split for ...
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Connections say Well Said headed to Jug

on 09/14/2009 2:00 AM
Trainer Steve Elliott and co-owner Jeff Snyder confirmed to harnessracing.com on Monday morning that Well Said, the winner earlier this year of the Meadowlands Pace and North America Cup, and most recently a Simcoe division, will be entered in the upcoming Little Brown Jug Sept. 24 in Delaware, Ohio.   “We’re leaning towards it. Steve wants to go, so it looks that way. (Well Said) ...
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Indiana Summer Championships at Indy Downs

on 09/13/2009 2:00 AM
Go On BB became the richest Indiana-sired horse in history Saturday evening, September 12 with a 1:52 victory in the $90,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for older mare pacers. The Dontgetinmyway five year old was one of 10 champions crowned during a lucrative 14-race Indiana Summer Championships program at Indiana Downs that offered more than $1.4 million in purses.   “You need a lot of lu...
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Well Said wins, Barn Art upsets in Simcoe

on 09/13/2009 2:00 AM
Barn Art, at 25-1 with Sylvain Filion, scooted through on the rail to edge even-money choice VerticalHorizon in the first division of the $134,153 Simcoe Stakes for three-year-old pacers, Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack.The field was reduced to just five with the judge's scratch of Shipps Xpectancy, and Barn Art was the longest price on the board.Lyons Horace (Jody Jamieson) set reasonable fractions ...
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Lite Me Up scores at Northfield

on 09/13/2009 2:00 AM
Mike Epler's Lite Me Up ($5.20) flashed the form that won him local Horse-of-the-Year honors at Northfield in 2008, as he took control of Saturday's $5,500 Open Handicap Pace as the field approached the 27.1 quarter, and then rolled through fractions of 56.4 and 1:25.4, holding off a fast-charging Munster Cookie and pocket-sitting Expresso Forte to win in 1:54.3. Kurt Sugg drover the winner, a six...
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PA fair racing at Amulet Farms

on 09/13/2009 2:00 AM
The 2YO filly pace, the only event to split into three divisions, led off the day. SJ's Blissful Lady (Blissfull Hall) won the opener with a 2:02.3 effort for driver Kyle Bolon. Terry Almeyer trains the filly for S&J Racing, and she won her second straight and took a new lifetime mark.Budgirls Hanover, a daughter of No Pan Intended, won the second race by pacing in 2:01.4. Jordon Miller drove ...
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Florida Sunshine Stakes at Pompano

on 09/13/2009 2:00 AM
Bruce Ranger, Michile Lorenzo, Tom Audley and Veral Bowman shared the spotlight at Pompano Park on Saturday as the South Florida track hosted the second leg of the Florida Sunshine Stakes.Ranger, who won a world record 13 races during last week's Sunshine Stakes festivities, won eight races on Saturday, including four for trainer Michile Lorenzo and a pair for trainer Tom Audley, who "sandwiched" ...
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Plenty of surprises in Super Night elims

on 09/13/2009 2:00 AM
The countdown to Super Night 2009 began on Saturday night at Balmoral Park as eliminations for the $250,000 Orange & Blue Stake, $240,000 Filly Orange & Blue Stake, $190,000 Grandma Ann Stake & $185,000 Pete Langley Memorial Stake were contested. All of the elimination tussles carried purses of $12,500 with the top three finishers in each as well as one fourth place finisher (drawn by ...
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Tug River Princess reigns in Artiscape

on 09/13/2009 2:00 AM
Tug River Princess and Eric Goodell captured the fourth edition of the Artiscape Pace on Saturday night at Tioga Downs. In front of more than 3,000 fans on closing night Eric Goodell settled Tug River Princess in fourth as the other half of the Ross Croghan trained entry Southwind Tempo (Tim Tetrick) got to the quarter in 27.2. Hana Hanover and George Brennan settled in the pocket, while Yannick G...
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Rock N Roll Heaven rolls at Chester

on 09/13/2009 2:00 AM
If a 26-second last quarter in a Meadowlands qualifier wasn't astonishing enough, a 1:50.3 mile from Rock N Roll Heaven ($2.80) in his Governor's Cup elimination Sunday (Sept. 13) afternoon at Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack should be.Faced with pressure from race's outset, the 2-year-old son of Rocknroll Hanover-Artistic Vision was used early to clear All Speed Hanover (Ron Pierce) through ...
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Tiz To Dream, Ticket To Rock Win in Champlain

on 09/12/2009 2:00 AM
Tiz To Dream turned in a gritty performance to take the first of two $152,328 divisions of the Champlain Stakes for freshman pacing fillies tonight at Mohawk.Rookie drivers Doug McNair and Scott Zeron locked horns with Tiz To Dream and FBs Terror, off the gate, and the fillies burned through a:26.2 first quarter before FBs Terror capitulated and took up the pocket spot. Tiz To Dream then led the f...
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Towner's Big Sadie upsets at Northfield

on 09/12/2009 2:00 AM
Frank Scarl's Towner's Big Sadie ($18.80), a five-year-old Towner's Big Guy mare, closed from well back to win riday's $5,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace at Northfield in 1:55.2 to equal her lifetime mark. Sweet Ashtin took an early lead, but Sugar Scoot Brown took control as the field reached the 28.2 quarter and took the elite group through fractions of 28.1 and 1:26.1, as Kurt Sugg got the winner ...
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