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Copeland scores with LT's Best at Harrington

on 08/27/2009 2:00 AM
Thomas Barrett’s LT’s Best ($3.60, Vince Copeland) put together a strong stretch rally to win the $21,700 Junior Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway.   The 6-year-old Davanti gelding was positioned second-over as pacesetter Juanita set fractions of :29.1, :59.1 and 1:28.1. Meanwhile, LT’s Best surged three wide and overpowered the front runner for a one-length win. Juanita was s...
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Second Jug Future pool set to get underway

on 08/27/2009 2:00 AM
The second of three pools on the 2009 “Future Wager” for the Little Brown Jug is fast approaching. Wagering will get underway at 12 noon on Thursday and will be offered through 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 30.   Well Said, winner of the North America Cup and the Meadowlands Pace is the 3-1 favorite in the second of three future wagering pools for the 64th Little Brown Jug. The sophom...
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Harness Racing Museum seeks help with driving colors

on 08/27/2009 2:00 AM
The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame has received a $2,440 grant from the Greater Hudson Heritage Network for the treatment of Richard McMahon’s silk driving jacket; the work will be executed by textile conservator  Gwen Spicer, Spicer Art Conservation, LLC.    “Dick” McMahon was born in Fredonia, Kansas, about 1880. Around 1896, he started as a groom and learne...
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Gods of the open draw not kind to Bartlett

on 08/27/2009 2:00 AM
Jason Bartlett. Pleasant chap...very good driver...but not exactly like having a rabbit's foot in the pocket. There was Bartlett, sitting on a milestone (seven wins away from 3,000 career victories) and sitting in at Wednesday afternoon's luncheon draw for Yonkers Raceway's two premier trotting events, Saturday night's 55th Yonkers Trot (purse $670,774) and its constant companion, the $327,985 Hud...
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Marohn is the Godfather of Monticello

on 08/27/2009 2:00 AM
Who knew that Jimmy Marohn was half-Italian other than him and his son, Jimmy Jr. But he is--his mom was the former Bridget Circo--and when Jon Lione, who was programmed to drive Flying Aftermidnite was unable to be at Monticello Raceway for the Godfather Pace, the eighth and final leg of the tracks year-long Heritage Drivers Series on Wednesday, Marohn was a last-minute substitute. &nb...
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Northfield moves Night of Champions back one week

on 08/27/2009 2:00 AM
Northfield Park has moved the Night of Champions for Ohio's top county fair performers, from Saturday evening, Oct. 3 to Saturday evening, Oct. 10, due to a schedule conflict with the Coshocton Fair.   "A number of horsemen who are staked both to Coshocton and the Night of Champions have expressed concerns and we have accommodated them by moving the date back one week," according to directo...
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Well Said pointing to Simcoe

on 08/27/2009 2:00 AM
The 3-year-old colt pacer Well Said, who has not raced since winning the $500,000 Battle of the Brandywine Aug. 16 at Harrah’s Chester, will make his next start in the Simcoe Stakes at Mohawk Racetrack on Sept. 12, according to trainer Steve Elliott.   Elliott told harnessracing.com Thursday afternoon that Well Said, who also won the Meadowlands Pace and North America Cup and is the sport...
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He's Gorgeous fastest in NYSS

on 08/26/2009 2:00 AM
Twenty-three of the state's rookie crop of colts and gelding skidooed their way downstate Tuesday night for Yonkers Raceway's $185,122 New York Sire Stakes Jim Meagher Pace.   He's Gorgeous (Jason Bartlett), as the 1-4 favorite, overcame the eight hole in the first $62,074 division. After tucking in fifth, he moved approaching the half, only to be forced three-wide by a late pull from a riv...
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Don'ttellmewhatodo repeats at Harrington

on 08/26/2009 2:00 AM
Darryl Gombert, Jeffrey Rose and Hankook Stable’s Don’ttellmewhatodo ($7.20, Victor Kirby) was a repeat winner Tuesday in the $25,000 Mares Open Pace at Harrington Raceway in 1:53.4.   The Charles Cochran III trainee set all the fractions and prevailed by two lengths over Nidya A and Sixteen Candles. The 6-year-old DM Dilinger mare has won five races in 2009 and banked more than $81,000...
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Blue Moon Artist paints PA Stallion victory

on 08/26/2009 2:00 AM
Blue Moon Artist extended her domination of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series for freshman filly pacers, winning her third straight in the series on Tuesday at The Meadows in a stakes-fastest 1:54.2.   The event was contested over six $20,000 divisions, with Six Pistol, Thesantafe Express, Lady In Red, The MGM Pan and Western Royalty capturing the other splits. Brett Miller drove four of the...
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Muscle Hill draws post five in American National

on 08/26/2009 2:00 AM
Hambletonian winner Muscle Hill has drawn post five in Saturday’s $200,000 American National for 3-year-old colt trotters at Balmoral Park, with the $17,000 supplemental entry taking on nine challengers including Illinois champion Southern Rocketop, who will leave from post one.   Muscle Hill’s last pari-mutuel start was his world record-equaling 1:50.1 victory in the $1.5 million Hambl...
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Eliminations held for Swedish Derby races

on 08/26/2009 2:00 AM
The favorites did what they were supposed to do in the eliminations for the Swedish Derby and Mare Derby, which were held Tuesday night at the Jaegersro track in Malmo. There were six elims for the horses and three for the mares. The Derby races are for 4 year olds and the finals will be held Sunday, Sept. 6.  Maharajah, a son of Viking Kronos, was sidelined with problems earlier this year, ...
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Gold Cup and Saucer win causes controversy

on 08/26/2009 2:00 AM
All The Weapons’ victory Aug. 22 in the $60,000(C) Gold Cup and Saucer at the Charlottetown Driving Park is reportedly in jeopardy because the gelding’s owners violated an Ontario Racing Commission rule that prohibits horses from racing outside of the province for 60 days after being claimed. All The Weapons, a 7-year-old son of Towner’s Big Guy, was claimed for $20,000 on July 3 at Mohawk R...
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Yearling catalogs now available online

on 08/26/2009 2:00 AM
Although the physical printed catalogs are not yet available, online catalogs for two yearling sales can now be viewed online. The Lexington Selected Yearling Sale catalog can be viewed by going to the web site www.lexingtonselected.com. The Lexington yearling sale will be held Oct. 7-11—during the second week of Grand Circuit racing at The Red Mile—at the newly renovated Fasig-Tipton Sales Pa...
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Western Kit, High Speed Life win in ISS action

on 08/26/2009 2:00 AM
Indiana Downs played host to the third round of Indiana Sires Stakes for sophomore filly pacers Tuesday, August 25. Two $25,000 divisions were carded, with second-choice Western Kit claiming the first split on the strength of a 1:53 performance. Favored High Speed Life wired the field in the second split, stopping the clock in 1:53.4.Starting from post seven, driver and co-owner Trent Stohler floa...
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Kentucky gains another Democratic Senator

on 08/26/2009 2:00 AM
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear’s efforts to end Republican control of the state’s Senate were advanced on Tuesday when Democrat Robin Webb narrowly defeated a Republican in a special election for a vacant seat. Republicans now hold a 20-17 margin in the State with one independent member.   The special election for the vacant seat was called in July, the same day Republican Charlie Bord...
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Nihilator's dam dies at age 33

on 08/26/2009 2:00 AM
Margie’s Melody, dam of world champion multi-millionaire Nihilator, died this morning at Winbak Farm at age 33.   Margie’s Melody was by Bret Hanover out of the Meadow Skipper mare Pretty Margie. As a racehorse she made $94,303 and paced in 1:55.4.  Nihilator was her first foal, by the world champion Niatross.   Nihilator was the most successful son of Niatros...
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Total Truth heads to Australia

on 08/26/2009 2:00 AM
Trainer George Teague, Jr. confirmed to harnessracing.com Wednesday that Total Truth will soon begin a career at stud in Australia. The 6-year-old son of Jenna’s Beach Boy-Babe Ruthless won 18 races in his career and over $2 million. The majority of his bankroll was earned during a 2006 sophomore season that saw him win the Burlington, North America Cup, Hoosier Cup, Cane Pace and Progress Pace ...
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Judge Joe lands post one for Yonkers Trot

on 08/26/2009 2:00 AM
Judge Joe, who won one of the two Yonkers Trot eliminations last Saturday night but was since sold to European interests and is now being trained by Jimmy Takter, drew post one for this Saturday's $670,774 final and was installed the 7-5 morning-line choice. Broadway Bistro, who won the other elimination for trainer Jim Campbell, drew the outside post eight.   Judge Joe, a homebred owned by...
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Cane Pace draws ten

on 08/26/2009 2:00 AM
Ten horses dropped in the box for the 2009 edition of the $325,000 Cane Pace at Freehold Raceway on Saturday, Aug. 29. The top two money earners, Vintage Master ($973,022) and Mr. Wiggles ($782,787), accepted a bye meaning that a field of eight will go postward in one $108,300 elimination with the first six finishers advancing to the final. Here is the field in post position order with listed driv...
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