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Audience Of One in starring role

on 08/29/2009 2:00 AM
Audience Of One, a one-time $8,000 claimer this spring, continued his amazing transformation on Friday night (Aug. 28) as he stormed right to the front and made every call a winning knocking off nine rivals by a half-length in 1:52.4 in the $40,000 Egyptian Stakes.Hustled away from post position 5 by Maywood Park’s leading driver, Josh Sutton, the gelded son of Art’s Conquest stormed right to ...
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A pair of perfect fillies win at Scioto

on 08/29/2009 2:00 AM
Two freshman fillies remained unbeaten in their brief careers with impressive victories in Ohio Sires Stakes action at Scioto Downs on Friday evening. Jesse's Messenger just missed the track record with her 1:57.3 clocking in the filly trot as the daughter of Jailhouse Jesse now has six wins in as many starts. Ryan Stahl drove for trainer Kent Sherman and owner Daryl Sherman.Photo Spur was se...
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Rockingham honors heroes

on 08/29/2009 2:00 AM
Harness horsemen Todd O'Dea and Walter Ross, JR. were honored in a winner's circle ceremony at Rockingham Park on Friday for their help in saving the life of a fellow horseman who suffered a serious heart attack last month during the afternoon of racing.When trainer Andrei Guidette, Jr. was stricken in the Rockingham Park paddock on July 22, O'Dea and Ross were cool in the midst of the crisis and ...
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If I Can Dream wins Cane elim

on 08/29/2009 2:00 AM
If I Can Dream won the $108,300 Cane Pace elimination race on Saturday afternoon (Aug. 29) at Freehold Raceway, defeating Arctic Warrior by one length in 1:51.4 on a "sloppy" track.If I Can Dream pushed his earnings past $1 million with his Cane elimination win.The $325,000 Cane Pace final is Labor Day, Sept. 7. Hail Storm, Western Posse, Clear Vision and Johnny Z also advanced from the elim and w...
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Rob V, Bernardi score ISS wins at Indy Downs

on 08/29/2009 2:00 AM
Sophomore colt pacers were featured Saturday evening, August 29 at Indiana Downs as two $25,000 divisions of Indiana Sires Stakes highlighted the 13-race card. The favorites didn’t fare well in either contest, as Rob V and Bernardi paid $17.60 and $12.80 with their respective victories. Saturday’s races were the third of four preliminary rounds leading up to a $150,000 final, slated for Septem...
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Shes A Great Lady elim winners

on 08/29/2009 2:00 AM
Distaff pacing talent was much in evidence at Mohawk this evening, as two favourites and two surprises took the four eliminations for the Shes A Great Lady stakes. Higher And Higher made her first pari-mutuel start a winning one when she triumphed in 1:53.2 in the first of the four $35,000 eliminations, leaving 4-5 favourite Western Silk a well-beaten fourth. A and Gs Princess and Andy Miller took...
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Freshmen in KYSS action

on 08/28/2009 2:00 AM
Thursday night was the third and final preliminary leg of the Kentucky Sire Stakes (KYSS) for 2-year old trotters and pacers, as they made their last push to earn enough points to be included in the $2.4 million Night of Champions on Sunday, Sept. 6.   It was a familiar scene in the lone $25,000 KYSS leg for filly pacers, as Best Boss (Mike Lachance) scored her third consecut...
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Favorites prevail in NYSS divisions

on 08/28/2009 2:00 AM
Form held in all three divisions of Yonkers Raceway's $181,411 New York Sire Stakes Joe Goldstein Trot for 2-year-old fillies Thursday night.   Show Your Lindys (Stephane Bouchard) showed some moxie in the $60,837 second division, setting soft fractions before holding off a two-pronged  challenge. She was confronted inside by Connie (Mike Simons) and outside by Windemerealfiredup ...
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Talk To Tony fastest in NYSS late-closers

on 08/28/2009 2:00 AM
One of the wonderful aspects of the New York Sire Stakes program is that there is something for everyone. One need not have the one of the leading candidates in a division to participate.   Owners of lesser-caliber horses are afforded races in late-closers and then there is the New York Sire Stakes County Fair program, which not only offers races and schooling for the participating youngste...
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Shark Gesture, Bettor Sweet get CPD byes

on 08/28/2009 2:00 AM
There is only a single $50,000(C) elimination this Saturday night for the upcoming $700,000(C) Canadian Pacing Derby that will be raced on Sept. 5 at Mohawk Racetrack, but what a field it is.   Ten of harness racing’s most illustrious older pacers will go head-to-head, including a number who sat out the Aug. 22 Breeders Crown for mature pacers. The field includes a Little Brown Jug winner...
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Rodaeo Raider rides into Meadows' winner's circle

on 08/28/2009 2:00 AM
Rodaeo Raider launched a power move down the backside that carried her to an 11-1 upset victory in the $27,500 Fillies and Mares Preferred Handicap Pace Thursday at The Meadows.   With Sugar Nips trying to control the fractions on the front, Tony Hall cut Rodaeo Raider loose from fifth. The 5-year-old daughter of Keystone Raider-Grandpas Ashley responded by swooping the field and opening up...
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SBSW leads formal inductees into Canadian Hall of Fame

on 08/28/2009 2:00 AM
The incomparable Somebeachsomewhere headlined a group of eight inductees into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame as part of the induction ceremony that took place Thursday night at the Mississaga Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ont. The other two standardbred inductees were driver/trainer Keith Clark and the outstanding broodmare Rich N Elegant.   The thoroughbred class of 2009 saw Gu...
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Richard Stone Reeves exhibit now open at Hall of Fame

on 08/28/2009 2:00 AM
Richard Stone Reeves (1919-2005) will be inducted as a Harness Racing Hall of Fame Immortal on Sunday, July 4, 2010.  To recognize his important work chronicling significant Standardbreds of the last century, for the next 12 months, the museum has installed, in The Carriage Room, a presentation of his oil paintings and prints.   Richard Stone Reeves, described as “one of the premier ...
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Vesuvio AS explodes early, captures NJSS final

on 08/28/2009 2:00 AM
Vesuvio AS exploded off the gate and cut the mile, capturing the $100,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Premier Division Championship for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings by 5 3/4 lengths on Friday at Freehold Raceway.   The son of Windsong’s Legacy drew off with a :28.4 final quarter for a mile time of 1:57.2, only a fifth of a second off of the stakes record.   Driver Tim Tetrick ...
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One More Laugh and Pang Shui win PASS

on 08/28/2009 2:00 AM
OneMore Laugh and Pang Shui, both driven by Tim Tetrick and both trained by Ray Schnittker, won the first two divisions of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Friday (August 28) night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Each race carried purses of $68,000 plus.It was a spectacular win by One More Laugh because the two-year-old Mcardle gelding went on a break after leaving the gate and fell far behind The Vil...
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Ashcos Scotty wins at Tioga

on 08/28/2009 2:00 AM
Ashcos Scotty and Phil Fluet captured the featured condition trot on Friday night at Tioga Downs in 1:59.4. Fluet moved the 12-year old son of Earl-Sakra Monious to the front past the quarter pole in 29.4. The duo controlled the race through fractions of 1:00.3, and 1:30 before putting away the competition through the final panel to draw clear by two and a half lengths. It was the fifth win in twe...
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Horsemen honored at the Rock

on 08/28/2009 2:00 AM
Harness horsemen Todd O'Dea and Walter Ross, Jr. were honored in a winner's circle ceremony at Rockingham Park on Friday (Aug. 28) for their help in saving the life of a fellow horseman who suffered a serious heart attack last month during the afternoon of racing.When trainer Andrei Guidette Jr. was stricken in the Rockingham Park paddock on July 22, O'Dea and Ross were cool in the midst of the cr...
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Takter/Pierce double up in NJSS

on 08/27/2009 2:00 AM
Trainer Jimmy Takter and driver Ron Pierce combined to win both $100,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Premier Division Championships for 2-year-old trotters Wednesday afternoon at Freehold Raceway. Costa Rica, a daughter of Muscles Yankee, won the championship final for 2-year-old trotting fillies in 1:58.3 with a strong move that began on the backstretch and concluded with a 1 ...
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Oakmont fastest in PA Stallion Series splits

on 08/27/2009 2:00 AM
Oakmont, trained by George Teague Jr. and driven by Jim Morrill Jr., came charging down the lane Wednesday at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs to capture the first $20,000 division of six Pennsylvania Stallion Series races.   Leaving from the two post, Oakmont sat fourth or fifth throughout most of the race before making a torrid stretch drive to catch and pass frontrunner Native Justice (J...
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Sammy's Magic Girl rallies to win PASS split

on 08/27/2009 2:00 AM
Sammy's Magic Girl produced some magic in deep stretch, getting up late to score in 1:54.4 in the fastest division of the $270,095 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 3-year-old filly pacers Wednesday at The Meadows. Anadarko Hanover and Bordeaux Nourrir captured the other divisions of the event, known as the Meadow Cheer. Dave Palone fashioned a driving double in the stake with Anadarko Hanove...
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