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Always A Virgin to stand stud in Indiana

on 09/25/2008 2:00 AM
The million-dollar winner Always A Virgin, a son of Western Ideal, has been retired and an agreement has been made with Jeff and Maria King of Victory Hill Farm to stand the stallion for the 2009 breeding season. His introductory stud fee will be $3,500.   \"The slots fueled Indiana Sires Stakes program provides a very attractive and very supportive environment for a top-rated hor...
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Backstretch with Gordon on Wednesday

on 09/24/2008 2:00 AM
The paparazzi were out in force at The Red Mile Wednesday morning as cameras were clicking away as “The Beach”—Somebeachsomewhere—stepped foot on the historic racetrack for the first time for a training mile. The world champion came up sick after winning the Simcoe three weeks ago, and although trainer and co-owner Brent MacGrath admitted to me the colt still wasn’t 100 percent, he effor...
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Freshman pacers featured in ISS action at Indiana Downs

on 09/24/2008 2:00 AM
A quartet of Indiana Sires Stakes contests for freshman pacers were offered Tuesday, September 23 at Indiana Downs. Suprizemeagain and King Me captured the $15,000 divisions for colts while JNB N Me and Sapphire Martini won the filly splits. Heavy favorite Suprizemeagain did not disappoint in the first ISS contest winning by two and one-quarter lengths in 1:53.2. Trace Tetrick was at the controls...
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Balmoral record for Southern Rocketop in stakes elim

on 09/24/2008 2:00 AM
Illinois\' top 2-year-old trotting colts headlined the Tuesday night action at Balmoral Park as a total of 15 youngsters battled in a pair of $12,500 Lincoln Land Stake eliminations. The top five finishers in each split will be back next Tuesday, Sept. 30, to slug it out for a purse of $120,000. In the opening division Blackfoot Farms\' The Way He Moves took advantage of breaks by...
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Kentuckiana yearling videos available via iPods, iPhones

on 09/24/2008 2:00 AM
Kentuckiana Farms has announced that yearling shoppers can now view videos of its horses via the iPhone/iPod touch or other personal video players.   Kentuckiana has taken the newest technology tool to another platform. “We are always striving to make the yearling selection process convenient for our customers,\" said Kentuckiana\'s Ken Jackson. \"Placing our yearling videos on ...
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SBSW, Art Official draw into separate Bluegrass divisions

on 09/24/2008 2:00 AM
Those waiting to see a rematch between North America Cup winner Somebeachsomewhere, and his conqueror, Meadowlands Pace winner Art Official, will have to wait as the two sophomore pacing heavyweights drew into separate $134,000 Bluegrass divisions Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile.   Somebeachsomewhere, who trained a mile at The Red Mile Wednesday morning in the range of 1:51-1:52, drew po...
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Dewey lands post three in third of three Bluegrass splits

on 09/24/2008 2:00 AM
Hambletonian winner Deweycheatumnhowe drew post three in the last of three Bluegrass divisions for 3-year-old trotting colts Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile. The richest horse in harness racing this year with $1,788,955 in earnings, will have trainer and co-owner Ray Schnittker in the sulky.   Coming off a victory in the $1 million Canadian Trotting Classic, Dewey avenged his lone carere...
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Warrawee Kay fastest in four divisions at The Red Mile

on 09/24/2008 2:00 AM
Warrawee Kay paced to a career-best 1:51.3 victory in the first of four $96,600 Bluegrass divisions for 2-year-old fillies Wednesday afternoon at The Red Mile. Driven by Ron Pierce, Warrawee Kay easily held off the late rally of runner-up West Of LA, who started from post nine with Steve Condren, and the Brian Sears-driven Campus Cutie.   Trained by Steve Elliott, Warrawee Kay won for the f...
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Lou\'s Legacy takes Jersey Green Acres

on 09/24/2008 2:00 AM
Lou’s Legacy, a half sister to 1997 Hambletonian champion Malabar Man, extended his winning streak to three with a quarter-length victory in the $35,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes–Green Acres Final on Wednesday at Freehold Raceway. The son of the late Windsong’s Legacy–Lady Love McBur trotted the featured sixth-race mile in 2:01.3, taking the lead at the quarter and drawing awa...
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$300,000 yearling Highscore Kemp wins pari-mutuel debut

on 09/24/2008 2:00 AM
The $300,000 yearling purchase Highscore Kemp, making her pari-mutuel debut Wednesday afternoon at The Red Mile, came up a winner with a stretch rally for trainer-driver Frank Antonacci. Highscore Kemp charged past the John Campbell-driven Suzie Sunshine in deep stretch to post a 1:58.1 victory in a $12,000 division of a late-closer trot for first-year fillies.   A daughter of Muscles Yanke...
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Kentucky bans one-handed whipping, snappers

on 09/23/2008 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) on Monday approved the banning of one-handed whipping in harness racing, with the new rules going into effect the spring of 2009 after a public comment period.   Drivers will now be required to keep one rein in each hand and will not be allowed to lean out and use the whip while coming down the stretch. The KHRC also banned the snappers ...
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Village Blitz wins third straight at Harrington

on 09/23/2008 2:00 AM
Arty Foster Jr.\'s Village Blitz ($7, Tony Morgan) earned his third straight win Monday in the $20,000 Open Pace at Harrington Raceway in 1:52.2. The 8-year-old Village Jiffy gelding has been remarkably sharp of late, with four wins in his last five starts. Morgan and Village Blitz set all the fractions and held off favorite Brian P, who settled in the pocket, for the win. Brian P had...
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No Pan Intended going back to Ontario

on 09/23/2008 2:00 AM
Bob Glazer of Peter Pan Stables and David Heffering of Tara Hills Stud Ltd. have announced that No Pan Intended, the 2003 Horse of the Year, will be moving to Ontario for the 2009 breeding season. No Pan Intended, who also won the pacing Triple Crown in 2003, stood at stud in Pennsylvania for the 2008 breeding season. On behalf of Peter Pan Stables, Bob Glazer stated, “David...
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Leerhsen in Lexington to talk about Dan Patch

on 09/23/2008 2:00 AM
Charles Leerhsen, author of Crazy Good, The True Story of Dan Patch, the Most Famous Horse in America, will be a guest on radio station WVLK-AM 590 in Lexington, Kentucky, this Thursday, September 25, at 8:45 a.m. Leerhsen will talk about the harness racing star that lived and raced extensively in Lexington a century ago. The opening chapter of the book deals with a record attempt at The Re...
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Mr. Muscleman third behind Waterstone in qualifier

on 09/23/2008 2:00 AM
The 2005 Trotter of the Year Mr Muscleman made his first appearance since June 2007 in a qualifier Tuesday morning at The Red Mile, with the 9 year old finishing third in a 1:55.3 winning mile posted by the 3-year-old colt Waterstone.   Mr. Muscleman won all four of his starts last year before knee and suspensory problems sent him to the sidelines. Trainer Noel Daley earlier said ...
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Jugette winner Good News Lady in Friday\'s Bluegrass

on 09/23/2008 2:00 AM
Good News Lady won’t be resting on her Jugette laurels very long as she will take to the track eight days after her multiple-heat win in Delaware, Ohio, last week in one of three $81,000 Bluegrass divisions for 3-year-old filly pacers Friday afternoon at The Red Mile.   Good News Lady landed post one in the third of the trio of divisions, with Greg Grismore once again getting the drive fr...
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Gabbys Dream scores in NJSS final

on 09/23/2008 2:00 AM
Gabbys Dream drew away to a 1 3/4-length victory over stablemate I Wanted Wings in the $85,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes for 2-year-old trotting fillies on Tuesday at Freehold Raceway. Gabbys Dream trotted the mile in a lifetime best of 1:59 flat with Jim Pantaleano in the sulky. The daughter of Dream Vacation out of the Self Possessed mare Exorcist now has two wins, three seconds and o...
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Koch named director of racing at Meadowlands

on 09/23/2008 2:00 AM
The New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority has named Peter Koch as director of racing/race secretary effective Nov. 1, after Tad Stockman was named to a new role in racing administration. Koch, the current racing secretary at Freehold Raceway, will oversee the harness racing program at the Meadowlands. Koch graduated from the University of Arizona’s Racetrack Industry Program an...
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Windsong Soprano trots to 1:53.4 victory

on 09/23/2008 2:00 AM
In Bluegrass Stakes action at The Red Mile Tuesday, the 2-year-old trotting filly Windsong Soprano, who won the $466,488 Peaceful Way Trot at Mohawk in her previous start, turned in a huge 1:53.4 victory on a sunny, warm afternoon.   The time set a national season\'s mark, erasing the 1:55.1 standard Starcelona turned in at Du Quoin on Aug. 29. Snow White holds the world record by virt...
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Out-of-competition testing to begin at The Meadows

on 09/22/2008 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission has announced that out-of-competition testing will begin in the Keystone State starting October 1 and directed at horses entered to race at The Meadows.   Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs closed its meet on Sept. 13 and Harrah\'s Chester has no on-track stable area.   “This is a joint effort among the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission,...
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