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Prayer I Am springs huge upset in Allerage Open Trot

on 10/04/2008 2:00 AM
Two-time Kentucky Sire Stakes champion Prayer I Am gave Lexington-based trainer Kevin Thomas an 83-1 upset victory in the $160,000 Allerage Farms Open Trot Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile. Driver David Miller sat patiently on the inside until deep stretch when he tipped his charge to the outside and on to the 1:51.4 victory.   Leaving from post one, Miller sat third on the pylons down th...
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Dewey wins first heat in 1:52.3

on 10/04/2008 2:00 AM
Deweycheatumnhowe overcame post 10 and a trip that put him far behind the pacesetters and rallied five and six wide through the homestretch to finish alongside Clerk Magistrate, but get the slim win in the first heat of the Kentucky Futurity in 1:52.3 on a sunny Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile.   Crazed took the early lead, then yielded to supplemental entry Define The Wor...
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Mister Big comes up big in Allerage Open Pace

on 10/04/2008 2:00 AM
Brian Sears pulled Mister Big from fourth approaching the half to take aim at the leading Won The West and the 5 year old was able to grind his way to a 1:49.4 victory in the $157,000 Allerage Farms Open Pace, surpassing the $3-million mark in career earnings along the way.   Won The West and Greg Grismore set fractions of :26.2, :55 and 1:23.2 but was unable to fend off the determined big ...
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Somebeachsomewhere, Art Official win Tattersalls splits

on 10/04/2008 2:00 AM
Somebeachsomewhere didn\'t match his world-record clocking from last week but the 3-year-old colt pacer cruised once again to an impressive victory in the first of two $293,000 Tattersalls divisions Saturday at The Red Mile. Driven by Paul MacDonell, Somebeachsomewhere moved from fourth to first shortly after the opening :26.3 quarter and then led the rest of the way through fractions of :53.4 and...
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Celebrity Secret edges Crazed, Dewey third

on 10/04/2008 2:00 AM
Celebrity Secret held off Crazed and upset Deweycheatumnhowe in the second elimination of the Kentucky Futurity, winning by a neck in 1:52.3, and forcing a two-horse race-off to determine the 116th Futurity.   Deweycheatumnhowe was rough-gaited behind the gate and John Campbell sent Celebrity Secret toward the front from post five. Campbell yielded to Clerk Magistrate and driver Trevor Ritc...
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Dewey wins race-off over Celebrity Secret

on 10/04/2008 2:00 AM
It was Deweycheatumnhowe\'s day in Lexington as the Muscles Yankee colt sat behind Celebrity Secrety in the race-off for the $684,000 Kentucky Futurity, then in the homestretch sprint pulled alongside his rival and finally put his nose on the wire first in 1:59.3.   Celebrity Secret drew post one for the race-off and driver John Campbell took control of the race at the start, and ...
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Second session average drops from \'07

on 10/03/2008 2:00 AM
The second session of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale on Thursday night had a distinctly slower pace than the opening night on Wednesday, and after the last horse to sell was hammered down, the numbers showed the average price for the second session had declined 10.6 percent from the previous year. The first two sessions combined for this year\'s sale show a 5.7 decline in average. &nbs...
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Spending $700 billion on the backstretch with Gordon on Friday

on 10/03/2008 2:00 AM
It’s a glorious Friday morning in Lexington and as I walk through The Red Mile backstretch I was thinking about how to break the news that I was purchasing The Horseman And Fair World, compensating the owners generously and taking care of my co-workers—however not too generously since I wouldn’t want them all to quit their jobs since I plan to no longer do anything but sit back and enjo...
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Winning Master scores in OSS Gold final

on 10/03/2008 2:00 AM
Winning Mister battled an extremely sloppy race track, along with nine rivals, to capture the $120,000(C) Ontario Sire Stakes Gold final for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters on a rainy Thursday night at Mohawk Racetrack. The black son of Angus Hall-Taking Flight sat patiently in fifth position for driver Sylvain Filion through the first quarter in :29.3 which was put up by Play Right. ...
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Freshman colt pacers featured in five ISS divisions at Red Mile

on 10/03/2008 2:00 AM
Brian Sears rallied Dial Or Nodial down the stretch and the son of Western Ideal posted his second straight victory in Lexington as he won the first of five divisions of the $443,600 International Stallion Stake for 2-year-old colt pacers Friday afternoon at The Red Mile.   Moving to the lead turning for home, Dial Or Nodial crossed the wire three lengths better than runner-up Best Dream Se...
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Glen Garnsey Memorial contested Friday at Red Mile

on 10/03/2008 2:00 AM
Knock Three Times and driver David Miller swooped the entire field down the stretch to win the first of three $122,300 divisions of the Glen Garnsey Memorial for 3-year-old filly pacers Friday afternoon at The Red Mile.   Victim Of Love and Paul MacDonell had the first call on the lead ut then Yannick Gingras moved Ross Croghan-trainee Loving Caroline to the top approaching the half, which ...
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Bill Brown to receive Bruce Hamilton Memorial Medial from HHBNYS

on 10/03/2008 2:00 AM
William S. \"Bill\" Brown has been selected by Harness Horse Breeders of New York State as the second annual recipient of the Bruce Hamilton Memorial Medal. This award recognizes outstanding contributions to harness horse racing and improvements of the breeding of Standardbred horses in the State of New York.   Brown is peerless among the ranks of farm managers in the sport of harness raci...
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Lantern Kronos, One Tough Lass take Filly Futurity elims

on 10/03/2008 2:00 AM
Jimmy Takter moved Lantern Kronos to the top just past the opening quarter of :28 after leaving from post seven and went on the rest of the way to a measured victory in the first $61,740 elimination of the 44th Kentucky Filly Futurity for 3 year olds Friday afternoon at The Red Mile, while One Tough Lass surged from the back of the pack to take the second elim for Tim Tetrick.   Lantern Kro...
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Straight-heat win as elim winner Lantern Kronos scratched

on 10/03/2008 2:00 AM
One Tough Lass won the second and decisive heat of the $343,000 Kentucky Filly Futurity Friday afternoon at The Red Mile as she won by open lengths in 1:52.4, her task made a bit easier with the scratch of the other elimination winner, Lantern Kronos.   One Tough Lass drew post one and Lantern Kronos post two in the draw for the duo of elimination winners, but trainer Jimmy Takter decided t...
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Swift Kid stretches streak to six in NJSS Green Acres final

on 10/03/2008 2:00 AM
Swift Kid extended his winning streak to six with a victory in the $35,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes–Green Acres final for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings Friday afternoon at Freehold Raceway. The son of Yankee Glide, driven by Jack Baggitt Jr. and trained by Ray Remmen, has not lost a race since Aug. 5. He now has seven wins, three seconds and three thirds from 16 starts and e...
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Badlands to Canada; Rustler to Delaware

on 10/02/2008 2:00 AM
Winbak Farm is moving Badlands Hanover, the sire of 2008 standouts Badlands Nitro and Tug River Princess, from its Delaware stallion station to Winbak of Canada for the 2009 breeding season.   The Badlands Hanover Syndicate, headed by John and Patricia C. Celii and Winbak Farm, owns Badlands Hanover.  Along with this move of Badlands Hanover, Winbak Farm will be moving the Canadia...
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A Crazed Backstretch with Gordon on Thursday morning

on 10/02/2008 2:00 AM
It was only fitting this Thursday morning that my first stop in The Red Mile backstretch was to see the colt trotter Crazed, since I am feeling a bit crazed after a long, long day yesterday with being at the track in the morning, a short stop in the office, back to the track for the races, out to Fasig Tipton for the sale—and let’s not forget all the socializing done throughout.   I saw...
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Freshman colt trotters highlight Thursday\'s ISS action

on 10/02/2008 2:00 AM
Muscle Hill trotted the fastest of five divisions of the $423,000 International Stallion Stake for 2-year-old colt trotters Thursday afternoon card at The Red Mile with the Peter Haughton Memorial winner scoring in 1:54.3. But there were six ISS winners as the first $84,400 division saw a 1:57 dead-heat finish between Neighsay Hanover and Wuthering Hanover.   Muscle Hill was driven by ...
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Two vets at The Red Mile suspended indefinitely

on 10/02/2008 2:00 AM
Two veterinarians attending to horses competing at The Red Mile in Lexington were indefinitely suspended Thursday by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) pending the results of an on-going investigation. On Wednesday, two KHRC investigators searched two trucks owned by Rick Mather and Rick Rothfuss, who are partners in a veterinary practice in Columbus, Ohio. The investigators...
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Backstretch with Gordon on Wednesday

on 10/01/2008 2:00 AM
The air conditioning in my car has been temperamental (pun intended) but it didn’t matter Wednesday morning as I needed the heat as it was barely 50 degrees out as I headed to The Red Mile. Things aren’t supposed to warm up much the next few days with the outlook for Saturday’s Kentucky Futurity/Tattersalls program a bit better with a high in the low 70s.   My first stop Wednesday--we...
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