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Small plane crashes at Brittany Farms

on 07/28/2009 2:00 AM
A small plane crashed in a field at Brittany Farms just outside of Lexington, Ky., late Tuesday afternoon, but miraculously the two persons on the aircraft were not seriously hurt nor were any horses or people on the ground involved in any way.   The Cessna 150, a single-engine two-seater plane was returning to Lexington's Bluegrass Airport after a trip to Owensboro, Ky. The plane, leased t...
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Rutgers study calls horse racing NJ’s “premier” agribusiness

on 07/28/2009 2:00 AM
The Rutgers Equine Science Center recently released an independent in-depth report of the impact of slot machines or video lottery terminals on the horse racing and breeding industry, and agriculture and open space. The study, published by the Hall Institute of Public Policy, is a follow-up to a 2006 white paper written by Dr. Karyn Malinowski, director of the Equine Science Center at Rutgers, The...
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Well Said draws post 9 in Adios

on 07/28/2009 2:00 AM
Well Said has conquered all challengers in his phenomenal 3-year-old season, but if he's to win the $677,665 final of the Delvin Miller Adios at The Meadows Saturday, he must overcome a tough new challenger--post position 9.   That was the result of Tuesday's open draw for Adios post positions. Since The Meadows starts nine across, Well Said will start from the extreme outside. In his Adios...
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High Speed Life, Western Kit win at Indiana Downs

on 07/28/2009 2:00 AM
Sophomore pacing fillies took center stage Tuesday evening at Indiana Downs as the first preliminary leg of Indiana Sires Stakes was contested. Two $25,000 divisions were carded, with High Speed Life and Western Kit scoring victories.   In the first division, favorite High Speed Life and driver Ricky Macomber overcame an outside post in the field of eight to clock a 1:55.2 victory for the B...
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Balmoral hosts Ann Vonian eliminations Sunday

on 07/27/2009 2:00 AM
After a busy Saturday night of elimination races geared towards next weekends big Chicago Southland Festival of Racing the action continued on Sunday night at Balmoral Park as a pair of state-bred stake eliminations headlined the 12-race program.   A total of 18 filly and mare pacers were entered for the Ann Vonian Stake (formerly scheduled as the Lorna Propes Stake) necessitating a split ...
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Mini Me, Loyal Opposition elims held at Balmoral

on 07/26/2009 2:00 AM
The countdown to the inaugural Chicago Southland Festival of Racing on August 1st and 2nd began in earnest on Saturday night at Balmoral Park as two-year-old pacing colts met in a trio of Mini Me Stake eliminations while their female counterparts squared off in a pair of Loyal Opposition Stake eliminations. Sophomore pacing colts were also in action as they looked for starting berths in next week...
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Freshman trotters set new Tioga marks in NYSS action

on 07/26/2009 2:00 AM
The New York Sire Stakes for 2-year old colt and gelding trotters were in town on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs, and the track records were rewritten when they left.   RC Serpent and Dan Daley posted the fastest division of the day, and chalked-up a new track record for 2-year-old colt trotters, in 1:58.1. Daley sat third behind the dueling leaders, Carbon Footprint (Jim Morrill, Jr.) an...
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Mister Big equals world record in Ben Franklin win

on 07/26/2009 2:00 AM
Mister Big and driver Brian Sears took advantage of a first-over trip to capture the $500,000 Ben Franklin final at Harrah’s Chester Sunday afternoon in a world record-equaling 1:48 performance. Runner-up in last year’s edition, Mister Big hooked up with favored Art Official coming out of the final turn before drawing clear by three parts of a length.   Starting from the rail, Sear...
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Track record performance for Munis Blue Chip

on 07/25/2009 2:00 AM
Munis Blue Chip, a 2-year-old trotting filly by Credit Winner--Hustle N Muscle, went wire-to-wire, in 2:00.2, to win a division of the $22,077 New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old trotting fillies at Buffalo Raceway on Friday night. The winning time was a new track record, which eclipsed the old record set by Winning Appeal in 2006, by one-fifth of a second.   Trained and owned by Ray Schni...
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Tetrick, Dube OK after wreck; will drive Saturday night

on 07/25/2009 2:00 AM
Drivers Daniel Dube and Tim Tetrick sustained only minor injuries in an accident during baby races Saturday morning at the Meadowlands. Tetrick will drive as scheduled at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday evening, while Dube is set to drive the entire Meadowlands card.  While both drivers were taken to Hackensack University Medical Center for evaluation, neither was admitted. The accident wa...
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Records fall in Canadian Breeders' Championships

on 07/25/2009 2:00 AM
Undefeated Not Enough made it nine in a row tonight as she captured the $181,877 Canadian Breeders’ Championship for three-year-old pacing fillies Saturday night at Mohawk, in a new stakes record time of 1:50.0.   Tim Tetrick steered the 1-5 favourite, Not Enough, one of four entries from conditioner Tracy Brainard and the Bulletproof Enterprises, to take over from early pace-setter, Arts...
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Tarport Hap splits to Ginger And Fred, Yellow Diamond

on 07/25/2009 2:00 AM
Ginger And Fred [$3.60, $3.00, $2.20] took command before the half and never looked back en route to a 1 3-4-length victory in the first of two $81,000 Tarport Hap divisions for 3-year-old filly pacers Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   Driven by Dave Palone, the daughter of Real Artist equaled her mark of 1:50.4 with the victory in the evening's fifth race. She's A Fan [$3.40, $3.00] an...
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Lavec Dream upsets in Armbro Flight

on 07/25/2009 2:00 AM
Lavec Dream pulled off a 45-1 upset tonight in the $360,700 Armbro Flight Stakes for mature trotting mares, coming four-wide to win in 1:53.1 at Mohawk Saturday night.   Favoured Buck I St Pat, with Tim Tetrick driving, led the field from the half-mile marker, but when fatigue set in in deep stretch, she was overtaken by a platoon of late-charging mares, including Autumn Escapade (Trevor R...
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Kiwi import Chili NZ scores Scioto feature

on 07/25/2009 2:00 AM
Chili NZ wore down pacesetting Jate Daniels to take the featured pace at Scioto Downs on Saturday night in 1:54.1. Favored Just Pretend A finished third.   Jeremy Smith sent Jate Daniels to the front at the start of the race, using his inside post position to put his rivals in the hole behind him. Driver Kyle Bolon moved Chili NZ to the outer tier approaching the half-mile marker and Jeff N...
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Jeremy's Successor takes Yonkers open pace

on 07/25/2009 2:00 AM
Favored Jeremy's Successor (Ryan Anderson) took Saturday night matters into his own hands early, winning Yonkers Raceway's $48,000 Open Handicap Pace.   "Jeremy," leaving from post position No. 5, stepped around pylon-squatting Dave Ain't Here (Stephane Bouchard) well before a :27.3 opening quarter-mile. He found a 56-second intermission before Eagle Real One (Jeff Gregory), trying his luck...
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Northfield hosts Summit Sweepstakes program

on 07/25/2009 2:00 AM
Threatening weather could not dampen the spirit of the fans and horsemen competing in the $100K+ Summit County Fair Stakes at Northfield Park Saturday. The highlight of the evening was a trifecta of winnerd for the trio of driver Ryan Stahl, trainer Eric Hamlet and Northfield Wall of Fame owner Jerry Osborne.   After Bob Troyer’s Candacraigh ($10.40) won a Billings split in 1:59.3, the st...
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San Pail pulls Maple Leaf Trot stunner

on 07/25/2009 2:00 AM
San Pail pulled a $20.40 upset in the 58th edition of the $720,500 Maple Leaf Trot, Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack.   Randy Waples guided the five-year-old gelding, buoyed by a large and vocal cheering section trackside, to the neck win over reigning Maple Leaf Trot champion Arch Madness and 1-4 favourite, Lucky Jim in 1:52.1.   It was San Pail's 19th career win for trainer Rodney Hugh...
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Dreamfair Eternal wins Roses Are Red in record time

on 07/25/2009 2:00 AM
Tony Kerwood was responsible for one final upset on Maple Leaf Trot night at Mohawk, steering 25-1 shot, Dreamfair Eternal, to victory in a stunning track record time of 1:49.2, in the $373,600 Roses Are Red Stakes for mature distaff pacers.   Through blistering fractions of :26.1, :53.3, and 1:21.0, Dreamfair Eternal rode comfortably along in mid-field while a changing cast of characters, ...
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Caviar Crown sets PASS record

on 07/24/2009 2:00 AM
Caviar Crown worked out a cozy pocket trip and converted it to a stakes record performance in a division of a $243,788 Pennsylvania Sires Stake for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters on Thursday at The Meadows. The event, known as the Hickory Smoke, was contested over four divisions, with And Heez Perfect, NF Quotable and Triumphant Caviar taking the other splits. Dave Palone recorde...
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NJSS championships at the Meadowlands

on 07/24/2009 2:00 AM
The New Jersey Sire Stakes program crowned its 2-year-old trotting and pacing champions in four finals worth a combined $800,000 on Thursday night at the Meadowlands and the winners were Il Villagio (2YO Colt Trot), Costa Rica (2YO Filly Trot), Last Kiss (2YO Filly Pace) and Rock N Roll Heaven (2YO Colt Pace).   Il Villaggio got up in the final strides to win the first of the four $200...
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