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Macomber earns Indiana Sires Stakes double

on 08/15/2009 2:00 AM
Driver Ricky Macomber made the most of his opportunities Saturday night at Indiana Downs. He completed a sweep of both $25,000 Indiana Sires Stakes divisions for sophomore pacing colts with Got ‘Er Done and Evening Job before capturing the $22,000 invitational pace with Benns Superman in 1:51.1.   Macomber and Got ‘Er Done claimed the first ISS division as the second choice in the conte...
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Lil Bit Lil Bit sets track mark at Sudbury

on 08/15/2009 2:00 AM
Balmy summer weather brought high speed performances to Sudbury Downs on Saturday night, as all three two-year-old pacing colt Grassroots divisions were clocked faster than 2:00.   Each successive $24,000 division rang up a faster clocking, until Lil Bit Lil Bit rewrote the track’s freshman pacing colt record in the final division with a 1:57.1 effort.   Starting from Post 6, drive...
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Stormont Garcon remains undefeated in Bridger leg

on 08/14/2009 2:00 AM
The undefeated Stormont Garcon won his eighth straight while Southwind Wrangler broke his maiden in Thursday’s second leg of the Bridger Trotting Series for 2-year-old colts and geldings at Mohawk Racetrack.   In the opening $20,000(C) division, Southwind Wrangler was sent straight to command from post seven by driver Jack Moiseyev and never looked back en route to a 1:57.3 tally. The s...
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O Lucky Me breaks maiden at Scioto

on 08/14/2009 2:00 AM
O Lucky Me proved to be more than just lucky in winning her maiden victory at Scioto Downs on Thursday in 1:56.4. Trainer-driver Chip Noble steered her to victory over Spectacular Myrt and Forever A Cowgirl. The winner was making her third lifetime start for breeder-owner Steve Jones of New York. The filly by The Panderosa is out of the good Artsplace mare Natchitoches p,3, 1:53.2 ($374,4...
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Pre-season football cancels Meadowlands Friday

on 08/14/2009 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Racetrack will be dark Friday due to the pre-season football game at Giants Stadium. Racing resumes Saturday with an 11-race card featuring the elimination for the $250,000 Breeders Crown Mares Trot. Plus, Breeders Crown Open Pace and Mare Pace finalists, including Mister Big and Darlin's Delight, will battle in a pair of open events. Post time is 7 p.m.   The $1.6 million ...
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Changes made to overnight schedule at Delaware, Ohio

on 08/14/2009 2:00 AM
The Delaware, Ohio County Fair has added two new overnight races to its 2009 racing schedule and made other changes to make the racing more competitive and to provide more opportunities for Ohio-bred horses.   “Our goal is to make the racing more competitive and yet appeal to a different class of horses,” said Tom Wright, director of racing. “For example, we added a $3,000 pace for fi...
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Nebupanezzar back on Jug trail

on 08/14/2009 2:00 AM
Hall of Fame trainer Bob McIntosh told harnessracing.com Friday afternoon shortly after Nebupanezzar won a qualifier at Mohawk that he hopes to have the 3-year-old pacer ready for the Little Brown Jug on Sept. 24 at Delaware, Ohio. The son of No Pan Intended has not raced since winning the Ontario Sire Stakes Super final last November due to a tendon injury in his right front leg.   “I wa...
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Manzi wins two of three Helen Smith elims

on 08/14/2009 2:00 AM
Hall of Fame driver Cat Manzi guided a pair of Muscles Yankee fillies to victory in two of the three $10,000 Helen Smith Eliminations on Friday, August 14, 2009 at Freehold Raceway.   The Helen Smith for New Jersey-sired three-year-old trotting fillies is sponsored by the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey.   Manzi scored with One Tough Girl in 1:58.1 in the...
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Jamieson sweeps SBOA splits

on 08/14/2009 2:00 AM
It was a very good night at the office for the WEG circuit’s leading driver, Jody Jamieson, who captured both eliminations for next week’s SBOA Stakes for three-year-old fillies Friday night.   In the first of the two $25,000 eliminations, for trotting lasses, 17-1 shot Novelty AS grabbed the early lead for Jody Jamieson, gave way to Randy Waples and Mets Inn at the 3/8 marker, found he...
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Stonebridge Diablo scores Yonkers' featured trot

on 08/14/2009 2:00 AM
The trotter and the driver are heating up with the weather. Stonebridge Diablo repeated as local Open Handicap Trot champ, winning Yonkers Raceway's Friday night co-feature...with a life mark in career start No. 106, no less. "Diablo" also went over the $600,000 career cash plateau.   With Stephane Bouchard--he of the five-win night--driving for trainer Casie Coleman, Stonebridge Diablo was...
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Tioga hosts New York State Fair Stakes

on 08/14/2009 2:00 AM
Handsome Harry posted the fastest mile of the evening in the New York State Fair Stakes at Tioga Downs on Friday night.   Jim Morrill Jr. was in the sulky as he sat in third through an opening quarter of 28.1. As the field passed the three-eighths pole Morrill throttled Handsome Harry to the front and cut through fractions of 56.1, and 1:23.4. Morrill never lifted a line or brought out the...
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Sires stakes action plentiful at Indiana Downs

on 08/14/2009 2:00 AM
Freshman colt pacers took center stage Friday, August 14 at Indiana Downs. The Shelbyville track played host to Indiana Sires Stakes competition, with four $25,000 divisions going to the post. Electric Yankee colt Harvard’s Z Tam posted the fastest time en route to winning his division in 1:55.2.   When the gate folded in the ninth race, driver Peter Wrenn sent Harvard’s Z Tam to the fr...
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Correctamundo smashes world mark

on 08/14/2009 2:00 AM
Already a world record holder, Correctamundo lowered his own mark by 1 3/5 seconds on Thursday at The Meadows when he won a Pennsylvania Sire Stakes division in 1:55, fastest mile ever trotted by a 2-year-old gelding on a five-eighths-mile track.   The $263,735 stake, known as the Florida Pro, was contested over five divisions, with Freedom Ridge, Hard Livin, Coco Lindy and Mr McRail t...
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Eggipus Complex fastest in Meadows stakes

on 08/13/2009 2:00 AM
Eggipus Complex found the front end to his liking Wednesday at The Meadows as he fought off a sustained challenge and went on to capture the fastest division of an $80,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stakes for 2-year-old trotting colts, scoring in 1:58.2.   The event for Pennsylvania-bred freshman colt and gelding trotters was contested over four divisions, with Kash’s Caviar, Dominus a...
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Wollam drives 1,000 winner at PA fair

on 08/13/2009 2:00 AM
Marty Wollam drove the 1,000th winner of his career Wednesday when he piloted Summer Heat to victory at the Greene County Fair in Waynesburg, PA. The victory total is especially impressive since Wollam, 60, is primarily a trainer who uses catch drivers for most of his horses.   "Back when I started, we drove our own," Wollam said. "There wasn't such a thing as a catch driver. Right now, I...
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Favorites take three of four in ISS action

on 08/13/2009 2:00 AM
Indiana Sires Stakes competition continued Wednesday, August 12 at Indiana Downs as two-year-old trotters were featured. Two divisions were offered for colts, while another set were programmed for fillies. Favorites claimed victory in three of the four splits at the Shelbyville oval.   ABC Photo cruised to a nine and one-quarter length triumph in his $30,000 division in 1:59. The ABC Garlan...
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$2.4 million up for grabs on Super Stakes Sunday at Chester

on 08/13/2009 2:00 AM
A total of $2.4 million in combined purses have attracted many of harness racing’s top rated trotters and pacers for the “Super Stakes Sunday” card at Harrah’s Chester Casino & Racetrack this Sunday. The main events for Super Stakes Sunday are a trio of rich Grand Circuit stakes for 3 year olds--the $500,000 Colonial Trot, the $500,000 Battle of the Brandywine Pace and the $350,00...
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A taste of beer at Mohawk Thursday?

on 08/13/2009 2:00 AM
Despite going down in defeat last week, a colt named Beer League is the even-money favourite going into Thursday night’s $20,000(C) second leg of the Bridger Trotting Series, for freshman colts and geldings.   The son of Broadway Hall has four lifetime starts under his belt, if you count his two initial qualifying efforts on the Mohawk oval, and he has emerged triumphant from all but la...
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Shotgun Scott dies at age 14

on 08/13/2009 2:00 AM
Shotgun Scott, who stood at stud at Winbak Farm in Delaware, died unexpectedly on Thursday morning at the age of 14. The son of Western Hanover had victories in the Metro Stakes elimination and the elimination for the Provincial Cup, taking a mark of 1:51 at three.   Shotgun Scott's offspring include Next Flight, p, 1:50f ($588,900), who was the Maryland Standardbred Race Fund cha...
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Huston to call races in Wales

on 08/13/2009 2:00 AM
Move over, Tom Jones. Your beloved homeland is about to honor a new voice, that of Roger Huston. It happens Friday, Aug. 28, when Roger Huston, longtime voice of The Meadows Racetrack & Casino and the Little Brown Jug, serves as guest caller for the “Electric Mile,” a special race that the Tregaron Trotting Club of Wales is assembling to challenge the world record for pacers on a half...
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