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$165,000 yearlings tops third session at Lexington Selected sale

on 10/04/2008 2:00 AM
The Lexington Selected Yearling Sale continued Friday night and another 156 yearlings were sold, with the average price of $41,397 a 10.5 percent decline from last year\'s average of $46,238 for the third session. A total of 151 yearlings were sold in last year\'s third session.   The average price was up 2.3 percent for the first session and declined 10.6 percent in the second session. &n...
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Trace Tetrick wins four, scores training double at Indy Downs

on 10/04/2008 2:00 AM
Defending leading driver Trace Tetrick had a big night at Indiana Downs Friday, October 3, collecting four wins on the 11-race card. Two of the winners, Koby’s Lass and Ima Parkin Oops, were also trained by Tetrick. Tetrick’s first win of the night came in the third race, as he guided the Jeff Brewer-trained Stone Cold Fever to a 1:54.4 win. The six-year-old gelded son of Rustler Hanover, sen...
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Trainers say they\'ll fight EPO positives

on 10/04/2008 2:00 AM
Four horses at The Red Mile have tested positive for illegal blood-doping agents under the track’s new out-of-competition testing policy, but all four trainers—who are not being named by The Red Mile—have told The Horseman And Fair World magazine that they were shocked to hear they had positives, are denying they their horses could have been given any such drugs, and are questioning how thei...
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Saturday\'s a $6-million backstretch morning with Gordon

on 10/04/2008 2:00 AM
It\'s a $6-million Saturday morning at The Red Mile--I\'ll explain why in a bit--and as I sit in the press box shooting the breeze with my friend, Dean Hoffman--I first asked him if I could call him Joe but he reminded me his name was Dean--it\'s just a glorious day in Lexington. Bright sunshine and a high expected in the low 70s; I already have my jacket off and plan on bringing it back to m...
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Bruschette wins Allerage Mare Trot

on 10/04/2008 2:00 AM
Bruschette picked a great time to win her first race since late June as the 4-year-old daughter of Andover Hall was rallied from far back at the top of the stretch to win the $85,500 Allerage for older mare trotters Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile. Ron Pierce, the leading driver during this year\'s two-week Grand Circuit stand in Lexington, was in the sulky as she closed fast to win in 1:53.1. ...
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Hana Hanover scores in Allerage Mare Pace

on 10/04/2008 2:00 AM
Hana Hanover, who paced to a world-record equaling 1:49.2 victory last fall at The Red Mile as a 3 year old, equaled that clocking Saturday as a 4 year old in winning the $86,300 Allerage final for mares over that same racetrack. Brian Sears was in the sulky as the daughter of Western Hanover showed extreme gameness down the stretch to earn the hard-fought victory.   Ideal Weather and drive...
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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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