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OSS 3CT Gold elims contested at Mohawk

on 05/18/2009 2:00 AM
Hitithard, Parlay and I Wont Dance all posted victories in their respective $40,000(C) Ontario Sire Stakes Gold eliminations for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters on a cool and windy Sunday night at Mohawk. In the opening contest, Hitithard used off-the-pace tactics to post a mild upset for driver Jody Jamieson in 1:57.4, the fastest of the three splits. The son of Mr. Lavec-Donaver rallied ...
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Press conference called to address Kentucky\'s equine industry

on 05/18/2009 2:00 AM
A press conference on the current state of the equine industry in Kentucky has been scheduled at Churchill Downs on Wednesday, May 20, at 1:30 p.m. Those on hand to address the current threats to--and possible solutions for--the industry and the need for legislative action will be: Joe Costa, president and CEO of The Red Mile; Bob Evans, president and CEO of Churchill Downs Inc.; Ni...
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New Zealand\'s Ferguson leads WDC, US\'s Bartlett stands 7th

on 05/18/2009 2:00 AM
Belgium’s Christophe Martens began like a house afire, Norway’s Eirik Høitomt won the fourth of five rounds and the USA’s Jason Bartlett couldn’t make up any ground in the fourth round of the World Driving Championship, raced on Monday night at Sorlandets Travpark in Kristiansand, Norway. But when the dust had settled after the penultimate round, New Zealand’s Peter Ferguson, who...
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Michigan\'s Standardbred racing takes major funding hit

on 05/18/2009 2:00 AM
Standardbred racing in Michigan has taken another major blow with the announcement Monday that because of a massive funding cut to the state’s Department of Agriculture the entire overnight program at the fairs has been eliminated this year, with the long-standing Charles Coon Memorial at Croswell already canceled and the Fedele Fauri Futurities at Kinross likely to be a casualty ...
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Ginger And Fred a big winner

on 05/18/2009 2:00 AM
Defending Pennsylvania Sire Stakes champion Ginger And Fred proved her superiority over her classmates Monday afternoon at The Meadows when she won her Sire Stakes division by five lengths in 1:52.4, easily stealing the showcase of five divisions of state-sired fillies.   Ginger And Fred, a daughter of Real Artist, had qualified twice at the Meadowlands with Tim Tetrick in the sulky. Tetric...
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Precious Stone 1:52.3 winner

on 05/16/2009 2:00 AM
The New Jersey Sire Stakes program kicked off its 2009 Premier Division Friday with a trio of $41,500 events for 3-year-old pacing fillies Friday night at the Meadowlands, and the most impressive effort of the night probably was turned in by Precious Stone [$4.00], who dug in gamely after losing her cover entering the final turn to take the third division over Fancy Pants Sandy in 1:52.3...
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Yonkers features Opens on Friday night

on 05/16/2009 2:00 AM
Hannah Isabel and Galleon\'s Assassin earned Yonkers Raceway accolades, winning Friday night\'s $44,000  co-features. \"Hannah\" (Pat Lachance) was given assignment in the Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace and took full advantage. She stuffed 11-10 favorite Double  Dream N (Brent Holland) in behind before a :27.1 opening quarter-mile. Hannah Isabel then negotiated a :56.1 intermissi...
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Bartlett now in fifth place

on 05/16/2009 2:00 AM
The 2009 World Driving Championship moved to Jarlsberg on Saturday for the third of five rounds, and the USA’s Jason Bartlett wasted no time moving up the ladder by winning the first of four races offered on the Jarlsberg card.   Jason Bartlett went right to work by winning the first of four races on Saturday at Jarlsberg   He sped to a 1-1/4 length victory in the first division ...
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Lucky Jim wins Cutler Memorial in 1:52.1

on 05/16/2009 2:00 AM
The fairytale continued for Lucky Jim as he extended his streak to 10 wins against the sport’s top older trotters in the $200,000 Arthur J. Cutler Memorial Saturday night at the Meadowlands.  Lucky Jim [$2.80, $2.40, $2.40] and driver Andy Miller sat second over behind Enough Talk who pressed Arch Madness through hot middle fractions of 55.1 and 1:23.4.  As his cover folded, Miller unl...
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Shark Gesture has winning attack in Graduate

on 05/16/2009 2:00 AM
Shark Gesture put on a fierce performance to win the co-featured $210,000 Graduate Final for free-for-all pacers Saturday night at the Meadowlands, digging in to hold off the late rally of Montecito N by a half-length in 1:49.  Caught wide around the first turn, driver Tim Tetrick and Shark Gesture seized command from Won The West in a swift :54.1 half, leaving Winbak Speed uncovered behind t...
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NJSS for 3YO pacing colts held

on 05/16/2009 2:00 AM
The undercard at the Meadowlands Saturday night featured the opening round of the New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colt pacers, and the winners were Drop Red, the Berry’s Creek runner-up, Redneck Riviera, and Estero Bay, a son of the former top mare Sanabelle Island.   Drop Red was a well-rated winner in the first of the three $41,500 divisions.  Driven by George Brennan, Drop R...
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Sheer Desire fastest in 3 Hempt elims

on 05/16/2009 2:00 AM
Johnny Z, Mr Wiggles and Sheer Desire won the three elimination races of the Max C. Hempt Memorial Pace at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Saturday afternoon, with Sheer Desire\'s 1:51 score the fastest of the three winners. Sheer Desire, driven by Dave Palone and trained by Ron Burke, was making his second start of the 2009 season. Johnny Z, piloted by Brian Sears and trained by George Teague ...
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Anthony Napolitano tops Ranger for Pompano driving title

on 05/16/2009 2:00 AM
Anthony Napolitano blew away perennial driving champion Bruce Ranger on closing night of the Isle Pompano Park meet Saturday, scoring five winners on the closing night card and finishing the season with the driving title.   Napolitano closed out the season with 236 wins to Ranger’s 226 victories. Napolitano’s Universal Driving Rating is at an impressive .360 as he now heads back north t...
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Got \'Er Done continues to get it done at Hoosier Park

on 05/16/2009 2:00 AM
Got ‘Er Done, the last foal of former world champion Storm Damage, continued his dominant performances at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino Saturday, May 16, winning the second round of the Indiana Sires Stakes. The 3-year-old pacing colt rallied from off the pace to win in a time of 1:55.2 for his fourth win in a row.   Guided by regular driver Ricky Macomber, Got ‘Er Done simply eas...
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Slave Dream, Stood Alone capture series splits at Big M

on 05/15/2009 2:00 AM
Slave Dream made it two in a row after prevailing in the first of two $18,000 Hiram Woodruff legs Thursday night at the Meadowlands. Twin B Navigator hustled up the backstretch, passed tiring leaders and parked the stalking Slave Dream around the far turn. The two began slugging it out down the stretch with Slave Dream breaking away an eighth of a mile before the finish and holding on to win the n...
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Graduate, Cutler, NJSS on tap at Meadowlands

on 05/15/2009 2:00 AM
This Saturday, world-class racing does not end with the Preakness as the Graduate and Arthur J. Cutler Memorial finals and first leg of the New Jersey Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colt pacers highlight a 13-race card worth more than $700,000 in purses at the Meadowlands. Post time is 7 p.m.   Undefeated in nine starts this season, Lucky Jim looms the one to beat in the $200,000 Arthur...
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Bartlett trails after 1st round of Driving Championship

on 05/15/2009 2:00 AM
Belgium’s Christophe Martens picked up right where he left off; the reigning world driving champion won the 2007 tournament in New Zealand, and stands atop the leader board after round one of the 2009 Championship, raced on Thursday in Bergen, Norway. A win and a second put him in a points tie with Canada’s Brad Forward, but a second place finish in one of the four races on Thursday gave Mar...
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Jans Luck repeats at The Meadows

on 05/15/2009 2:00 AM
Allowed a second-quarter breather, Jans Luck blazed the last half in :55.3 and cruised to victory in the $25,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Pace on Thursday at The Meadows. Dave Palone hustled Jans Luck to the front through an opening quarter of :27. When the 5-year-old daughter of Camluck-Jans Scooter backed the second panel down to :29.3, she had plenty in reserve to turn back the first-over c...
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Clement stablemates double up at Saratoga

on 05/15/2009 2:00 AM
For the second consecutive Thursday night, stablemates Jim Jam Gigolett and Double Brand won at Saratoga. The Ed Clement trainees were each prohibitive favorites in their races and made good with relative ease. Jim Jam Gigolett recorded her third consecutive win by wiring the field at 2-5 for driver Dan Cappello Jr. while Double Brand trotted to victory in a career-best 1:59.3. The win for Doubl...
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Deat heat in Vernon feature trot

on 05/15/2009 2:00 AM
Unshakeable and Sharpshootennorris tied for top honors in Thursday night’s $9,000 featured sixth race at Vernon Downs. Unshakeable, leaving from post six in the week’s Open 1 Trot, went right to the front for driver Howard Okusko Jr. and cut fractions of :28.1 to the quarter, :58.4 to the half and 1:27.3 at the third station. Sharpshootennorris, assigned the outside eighth slot, raced on the ...
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