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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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Rocketop runaway in Lincoln Land

on 10/01/2008 2:00 AM
The biggest stake of the season for Illinois conceived and foaled 2-year-old trotting colts turned into nothing more than a stroll in the park for division leader Southern Rocketop as the Balmoral Park track record holder completely dismantled eight rivals en route to a 14 3/4-length victory in the $120,000 Lincoln Land Stake on Tuesday night. As per his usual style, the son of Psychic Spirit-Su...
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Ten entered in Saturday\'s $684,000 trotting jewel

on 10/01/2008 2:00 AM
Deweycheatumnhowe overcame post 10 to win the Canadian Trotting Classic last month at Mohawk and he\'ll have to do the same in Saturday\'s $684,000 Kentucky Futurity at The Red Mile as the 3-year-old colt trotter landed the outside post at the post-position draw held at the famed racetrack Wednesday afternoon.   Included among the 10 sophomore colt trotters entered in the Kentucky Futurity ...
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No match-up again for SBSW, Art Official in Tattersalls

on 10/01/2008 2:00 AM
There will be no Red Mile showdown between Somebeachsomewhere and Art Official as the two heavyweight 3-year-old colt pacers once again drew into separate Tattersalls divisions on Saturday afternoon. Art Official landed post one in one split, with Share The Delight drawing post two. SBSW will start from post three in the second division.   Heading into the two-week Grand Circuit stand ...
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Indulge Me, West Of LA, Twist N Clout take ISS divisions

on 10/01/2008 2:00 AM
Indulge Me sprung an 18-1 upset in the first of three divisions of the $320,900 International Stallion Stake for 2-year-old filly pacers Wednesday afternoon at The Red Mile. Mike Lachance was in the sulky behind the daughter of Bettor\'s Delight for trainer Ed Lohmeyer and owners Bob and Lauren Tucker.   Lachance left from post eight with Indulge Me and the filly was finally able to work he...
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Monticello cancels 2008 Little Grey Jug

on 10/01/2008 2:00 AM
Monticello Raceway’s Little Grey Jug, a race exclusively for gray and roan colored pacers, filled but had to be scrapped due to being non-competitive. “We attracted 11 entries but of them three were Ray Baines’, to were Bucky Angle’s and two were trained by Dennis Watson,” said Eric Warner, the track\'s director of racing. “After checking all entries it was determined tha...
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Kennie Blue Chip takes NJSS Green Acres final

on 10/01/2008 2:00 AM
Jim Marshall III tipped Kennie Blue Chip off the pylons on the turn for home and passed by the breaking Winters Jewel in the stretch to win the $35,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes–Green Acres final for 2-year-old trotting fillies Wednesday at Freehold Raceway. Kennie Blue Chip ($3.40, $2.20, $2.10) trotted the mile in 2:01.1, a lifetime best, to pick up her second straight victory. She has finished...
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Muscles Yankee-Pizza Dolce colt tops sale at $415,000

on 10/01/2008 2:00 AM
The Lexington Selected Yearling Sale got underway Wednesday night and a total of 98 yearlings were sold for an average price of $89,846, a 2.3 percent increase over the 2007 average of $87,824.   The strongest segment of the market was the trotting colt sector as 25 colts brought an average of $107,920. Trotting fillies were right behind with 26 bringing an average of $100,230. The 27 ...
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Artimittateslife, Windsong Eva win sophomore filly pace division

on 09/30/2008 2:00 AM
Artimittateslife and Windsong Eva both captured their respective divisions of the Trillium Series for 3-year-old filly pacers Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Artimittateslife made a triumphant return to Ontario with a sharp 1:51.3 in the opening $36,784(C) division for driver Steve Condren. The daughter of Art Major-Oven Mitt, who has been a dominant force on the New York Sire Stakes s...
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St. Lads Popcorn, Cheap Motel take OSS elims

on 09/30/2008 2:00 AM
St. Lads Popcorn continued her winning ways as the heavy favourite while Cheap Motel posted an upset in Monday night\'s pair of $40,000(C) Ontario Sire Stakes Gold eliminations for 2-year-old filly pacers at Mohawk Racetrack. In the opening split, Cheap Motel took advantage of a break in stride at the top of the stretch by heavily favored Shacked Up to score an off-the-pace victory for dri...
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Eagle Real One scores in Harrington feature

on 09/30/2008 2:00 AM
Frank Dettore\'s Eagle Real One ($10.20, Jon Roberts) was a one-length winner Monday in the $20,000 Junior Open at Harrington Raceway. The 5-year-old Dragon Again stallion set all the fractions in his 1:52.4 triumph over Brian P and Armbro David. It was his eighth win of the year as his seasonal earnings reached nearly $125,000.   Driver Brandon Givens registered four wins on the program...
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