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Jennys Jammies wins at Scarborough

on 08/21/2009 2:00 AM
Jennys Jammies equaled one of Scarborough Downs’ oldest track records on Friday as the 4-year-old mare cruised to the finish line in 2:00 with driver Rob Dinning calling the shots behind the Fred Ward, Jr. trainee.Dinning controlled the action from the get-go as he deftly avoided congestion and confusion by barreling headlong to the lead through Scarborough’s first turn. The tandem were never ...
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Fred And Ginger can dance too

on 08/20/2009 2:00 AM
Fred And Ginger, a full brother to top sophomore filly Ginger And Fred, showed that he can trip the light fantastic as well by capturing his maiden victory in a division of a $278,160 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes on Wednesday at The Meadows. The event, known as the Tyler B, was contested over a sloppy surface in five divisions, with Fisher's Character, Beignet, Nova Artist and One More Laugh taki...
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Cross Creek Photo takes Tioga feature

on 08/20/2009 2:00 AM
Cross Creek Photo and driver Matt Kakaley captured the featured winners-over trot on Wednesday afternoon at Tioga Downs.   Leaving from post position one, Kakaley settled in third through the opening quarter, of :28.2, but was out and moving past the three-eighths pole to take control of the fractions. The duo trotted through the half-mile mark of the race in :57.2, and slowed the third qu...
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Stormont Garcon hoping to make it 9 straight in Bridger

on 08/20/2009 2:00 AM
With eight visits to the winner's circle in eight weeks of racing, the colt who has his competition quaking in their boots on Thursday night at Mohawk is Stormont Garcon, currently listed as the 6-5 favorite in the $49,500(C) final of the Bridger Trotting Series.   The 2-year-old homebred son of Quebec sire Stormont Bronze (a chestnut son of Balanced Image) out of the Shipps Speed...
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Allmar Surprise lowers Harrington track record

on 08/20/2009 2:00 AM
Victor Kirby and Matthew Ivory’s Allmar Surprise ($2.60, Kirby) set a new track record for 4 year olds and all-age mares with a 1:55.3 win in the $21,700 Junior Open Trot on Wednesday at Harrington Raceway.    The 4-year-old Angus Hall mare set all the fractions in her three-length win over Spunky Vic and Lt’s Best. "Surprise" had just set a track record for 4 year olds on July 30 ...
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Maryland Standardbred Fund races get underway

on 08/20/2009 2:00 AM
Ocean Downs played host to the Maryland Standardbred Fund races on Wednesday evening. The two day event kicked off with races involving 3-year-old pacers and trotters.   Jim Morand was the first driver to notch a victory in the event, winning the first race behind Jolt ($8.80). The pacing colt trained by Don Milby didn't make a move for the front until just before the final turn, where...
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Lohmeyer looking for first Crown win with Classic Lane

on 08/20/2009 2:00 AM
There is a classic line about how things are sometimes not what they appear to be. The same could be said of Classic Lane.   Some might have speculated that when Ed Lohmeyer bid $155,000 on a 3-year-old filly at last fall’s Harrisburg mixed sale that owners Robert and Lauren Tucker were looking for a potential broodmare. Classic Lane is such a prospect, a Lindy Lane mare out of a Super Bo...
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Mr. Muscleman to officially retire Saturday

on 08/20/2009 2:00 AM
Two-time Breeders Crown champion Mr Muscleman will be officially retired in the Meadowlands Racetrack winner’s circle on Saturday, August 22. The 9-year-old gelding will parade in front of the grandstand for the last time after the second race on the card, which features $1.6 million in Breeders Crown Championships for older horses.   Mr Muscleman won 37 of 67 starts and $3,582,823 while ...
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Indiana Downs hosts big stakes weekend

on 08/19/2009 2:00 AM
More than $800,000 in purses will be up for grabs Saturday, August 22 at Indiana Downs as the Shelbyville track plays host to a quartet of lucrative stakes on the 14-race program. The card will feature freshman filly pacers and trotters competing in the Kentuckiana Stallion Management Stakes while three-year-old colts will contest open stakes for both gaits. First post is set for 6:55 p.m.  ...
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Yonkers Trot attracts a field of 14

on 08/19/2009 2:00 AM
Judge Joe and The Chancellor have been established as morning line favorites going into Saturday night's pair of elimination races for the Yonkers Trot. A total of 14 three year olds--including one filly--have been entered for Yonkers Raceway's marquee trotting event, with a total purse of $750,774. The Trot's companion race, the Hudson Filly, attracted 11 lasses and a purse of...
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Don'ttellmewhattodo wins at Harrington

on 08/19/2009 2:00 AM
Darryl Gombert, Jeffrey Rose and Hankook Stable’s Don’ttellmewhattodo ($3.80, Tony Morgan) was a decisive winner in Tuesday’s $21,700 Mares Junior Open at Harrington Raceway.   The 6-year-old DM Dilinger gelding and Morgan went right to the front from post seven and never looked back in a two-length win over VC Atom N and Nidya A. It was the 22nd career win in 110 starts for Don’tte...
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Kindergarten splits featured Friday at Vernon

on 08/19/2009 2:00 AM
Two divisions of the Kindergarten Classic Series will co-feature Friday night’s 11-race card at Vernon Downs, along with a $9,000 Open Handicap Trot.   In the first race, a $10,000 Kindergarten Classic leg for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters, Ray Schnittker will send out the high-priced yearling Southwind Daytona from post position four. The $70,000 son of Cantab Hall-Dancing Patrici...
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Army Hanover marches to PA Stallion victory

on 08/19/2009 2:00 AM
Army Hanover marched to the lead with a quarter-pole move en route to victory in the fastest division of a $140,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series Stake on Tuesday at The Meadows.   The event for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings was contested over seven divisions, with Sectionline Blast, DVC Givemeattitude, Tom Paine, Earlymorninarrival, Time To Rocknroll and Native Justice capturing...
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Sargent Volo upsets Mr. Cantab in Review

on 08/19/2009 2:00 AM
Grand Circuit action at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield got underway on Tuesday following the cancellation of Monday’s program due to rain. In the biggest shocker of the afternoon came in the $62,000 Review Stakes for 3-year-old colt trotters when Brooke Nickells directed the 24-1 longshot Sargent Volo to a nose victory over the heavily-favored Mr. Cantab and driver Andy Miller in 1:57.3....
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Southwind Tempo's sister upsets in NYSS

on 08/19/2009 2:00 AM
It’s always a bit of a shock when an odds-on favorite gets beat at the wire as Shaky Hanover did in the third and final $50,000 split of the $150,000 New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies at Monticello Raceway on Tuesday. But when the winner, Hula’s Z Tam, driven by Pat Lachance, turns out to be a full sister to Southwind Tempo, maybe her 1:58.4 upset victory wasn’t all tha...
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Iceland is hot in Anniversary Trot

on 08/19/2009 2:00 AM
Iceland, a 5-year-old son of 2001 Hambletonian winner Scarlet Knight, won the biggest race of his career on Wed. Aug. 19th at Solvalla in Sweden when he nosed out French horses Igor Font and Quarcio du Chene in the Anniversary Trot. In the past, the Anniversary Trot was typically raced about the same time as the Hambletonian, but it was moved to a later date this year to avoid scheduling conflicts...
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2-year-old KYSS action at Red Mile

on 08/18/2009 2:00 AM
Freshman were back in action on the Monday night card at The Red Mile with eight divisions of the second leg of the KYSS for two-year old trotters and pacers. The 2-year old filly pacers were headlined in the 13th race, a $15,000 division of the KYSS, which set up a showdown between the 4-5 post time favorite Sand Windsor (David Miller) and the recent $100,000 private purchase and first leg winner...
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Brandnewgirlfriend continues to rule in NYSS

on 08/18/2009 2:00 AM
A fourth and final downstate look at the state's promo soph trotting lasses hit town Monday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $214,200 New York Sire Stakes Credit Winner Trot. Thirty-three ladies went at it in five forays, with Brandnewgirlfriend continuing to hog the headlines.   The leading lass cruised to her ninth consecutive (in-state) victory--four for four here--winn...
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Radar Installed N upsets at Harrington

on 08/18/2009 2:00 AM
Joe Muscara’s Radar Installed N ($14, Ross Wolfenden) scored an upset victory in Monday’s $21,700 Junior Open Pace at Harrington Raceway in 1:52.4. The 7-year-old Armbro Operative settled off a hot early pace in which pacesetter Sniper Hall blazed fractions of :26.3 and :54.4 with Artzina parked on the outside.   Radar Installed N tipped three wide up the back stretch and eventually sur...
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Singnoevil Hanover likely to not race again

on 08/18/2009 2:00 AM
Hanover Shoe Farms’ Murray Brown has told harnessracing.com that the 3-year-old filly pacer Singnoevil Hanover, involved in a race accident at Harrah’s Chester on Sunday in the $150,000 Valley Forge consolation, came out of the incident with injuries that will likely end her racing career.   “Barring anything unforeseen, she’s going to live,” said Brown, who shares ownership of th...
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