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Sheer Desire strong in KYSS

on 08/21/2009 2:00 AM
A full field of 11 went behind the gate to square off in the single $25,000 KYSS division for 3-year old colt pacers Thursday night at The Red Mile.   The defending 2-year old KYSS champion Carnivore (Luke McCarthy), a judges' scratch in leg one after arriving 29 minutes late to the paddock, drew the far outside (10) post and gunned out to lead the field through the first turn, while Sheer ...
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Look Closer breaks maiden in Bridger final

on 08/21/2009 2:00 AM
Look Closer used a pylon-skimming trip to snap Stormont Garcon’s eight-race winning streak in Thursday night’s $49,600(C) Bridger Trotting Series final for 2-year-old colts and geldings over a Mohawk Racetrack that was rated as "good."   Driver Paul MacDonell had the choice of Look Closer or stablemate Beer League in the Final but chose the former who started well from post two. The p...
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Dragon Again daughter scores first at Scioto

on 08/21/2009 2:00 AM
Sabine’s Filly broke her maiden at Scioto Downs on Thursday night with a hard-fought 1:57.2 victory over the freshman filly Jessies Band. The sophomore daughter of Dragon Again had failed to hit the winner’s circle in 16 previous tries.   Driver David Myers left quickly with Sabine’s Filly, then yielded briefly to Berschet before quickly retaking the lead before the half. She th...
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Fashion Feline pounces in PASS

on 08/21/2009 2:00 AM
Fashion Feline pounced on her Pennsylvania Sire Stakes field Thursday at The Meadows, winning wire to wire in a stake record 1:57. The $255,520 event for 2-year-old trotting fillies, known as the Meadow Gladys, was contested over four divisions, with Barham Hanover, Lady Sorro and Action-Broadway taking the other splits. All four winners crushed the previous stake record of 1:59 held jointly by Lo...
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Maryland races continue at Ocean Downs

on 08/21/2009 2:00 AM
Racing at Ocean Downs on Thursday evening featured the second half of the Maryland Standardbred Fund Races. The 1,300-plus racing fans in attendance were treated to races involving 2-year-old pacers and trotters. Southern Allie, a 2-year-old gelding, arrived at the Ocean Oval undefeated, having won all three of his lifetime races. The youthful racehorse trained by Jerry Nock raced in a paci...
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Hot Shot Blue Chip rebounds at Red Mile

on 08/21/2009 2:00 AM
Trainer Jonas Czernyson told harnessracing.com Thursday night, shortly after Hot Shot Blue Chip won a $5,000 late-closing event at The Red Mile, that he plans on keeping the 3-year-old colt trotter in Lexington and not entering any upcoming major stakes.   "We need to give him an education. We will be here on Thursdays and try to figure it out,” said Czneryson, shortly after Hot Shot Blue...
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Muscle Hill coasts in Red Mile qualifier

on 08/21/2009 2:00 AM
Hambletonian winner Muscle Hill coasted to a 1:56.2 win in a qualifier Friday afternoon at The Red Mile, the first appearance for the son of Muscles Yankee since he captured the $1.5 million trotting classic Aug. 8 at the Meadowlands in 1:50.1 world-record fashion. With trainer Greg Peck in the sulky, Muscle Hill led at every call as he cruised to the easy victory, finishing eight lengths ahead of...
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Elusive Desire is strong at Mohawk

on 08/21/2009 2:00 AM
The odds said it was all about Elusive Desire Friday night, August 21, and the O'Brien Award-winning filly didn't disappoint in the C$171,300 SBOA Stakes for 3-year-old trotting lasses at Mohawk, cruising unchallenged to the win in a new stakes record time of 1:54.1. Blair Burgess trainee Friendly Amigo, with Burgess in the bike, took the early lead from the far inside with Jody Jamieson tuck...
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Statebreds shine at Yonkers

on 08/21/2009 2:00 AM
Friday night found Yonkers Raceway rolling out the rookies in the form of the $181,808 New York Sire Stakes Mike Cohen Trot for 2-year-old fillies. Four divisions went for $45,452 each.The first event saw favorite Madam Hooch (Mike Simons) control from the pole en route to a handy victory. The daughter of Credit Winner put up unpressured intervals of :30, 1:00.1 and 1:30.3. She had more than four ...
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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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