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Fastest OBC 3FP goees to Perfect M Forever

on 09/18/2008 2:00 AM
Perfect M Forever won the fastest of three $17,676 Ohio Breeders Championship divisoins for 3-year-old filly pacers Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds, crossing the wire in 1:54.3. The other two OBC splits went to Sugar Scoot Brown (1:55) and Jane\'s Big Gal (1:55.1).   Mark Winters trains and drives Perfect M Forever, who defeated Cruzin Inya Jammys and Yankee Oak for her...
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Lou\'s Legacy wins Harold Dancer Memorial

on 09/18/2008 2:00 AM
Lou’s Legacy rallied in the stretch and drew off to a 2 1/2-length victory in the $85,000 Harold Dancer Memorial Open Trot, the featured sixth race on Wednesday at Freehold Raceway. The Harold Dancer Memorial Open Trot for 2 year olds by New Jersey-based stallions is sponsored by the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey. Lou’s Legacy, bred and owned by Mal and J...
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Career bests set in OBC for sophomore colt pacers

on 09/18/2008 2:00 AM
Show Me Big Slick won the first of two $26,289 Ohio Breeders Championships for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds, while Roxies Big Guy captured the second split in wire-to-wire fashion.   Show Me Big Slick was driven by Tim Tetrick to the 1:52.4 victory, defeating Raps Big Boy (Dan Noble) and C\'Mon Lew W (Ray Paver). The gelded son of T...
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World record for Dennis in Old Oaken Bucket division

on 09/18/2008 2:00 AM
David Miller captured both $75,560 Old Oaken Bucket divisions Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds, including a world-record 1:53.3 effort by the 3-year-old gelding Dennis, as well as a 1:56.2 score with The Budster.   Miller had the 3-5 favored Dennis on the lead early, setting first-half fractions of :27.3 and :56, although he had to do a give-and-take with the R...
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Nob Hill High, Mobile take Standardbred splits

on 09/18/2008 2:00 AM
Nob Hill High, a son of McArdle out of the mare Anniecrombie, the winner of the 1988 Jugette, posted a 13-1 upset victory in 1:54 in the first of three $30,349 Standardbred divisions for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds.   Driven by David Miller for trainer Bill Webb, Nob Hill High won for the second time in six starts to go along with ...
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Pedigree Snob, Indulge Me wins Standardbred 2FP splits

on 09/18/2008 2:00 AM
Sweetheart Pace winner Pedigree Snob had no problems from her inside post position as she easily won the first of two $34,173 Standardbred divisions for 2-year-old filly pacers Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds in 1:54.4, with Indulge Me romping to a 1:53.2 decision in the second split.   Pedigree Snob, driven by Sam \"Chip\" Noble, had the lead in the first turn but brie...
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Mister Big cruises in Winbak Pace

on 09/18/2008 2:00 AM
Mister Big, sent off the 1-9 favorite, led wire to wire to win the $56,650 Winbak Pace for older horses in 1:51 Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds. Brian Sears was behind the 5-year-old son of Grinfromeartoear as he posted his sixth straight victory, a streak that includes the Breeders Crown, Canadian Pacing Derby and William Haughton Memorial.   Mister Big led through fra...
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Shadow Play, Lonestar Legend, Art Official win Jug elims

on 09/18/2008 2:00 AM
David Miller captured the first two eliminations for the 63rd Little Brown Jug Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds, scoring a stakes record-equaling 1:50 win in the first split with Shadow Play and then shattering that mark with a 1:49.3 score behind Lonestar Legend in the second division, and Art Official overcame a couple of missteps throughout his journey to win the third ...
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Susie\'s Magic wins Ms Versatility final

on 09/18/2008 2:00 AM
Susie\'s Magic sat second behind the tempo-setting Godiva Hall and then rallied past in deep stretch to win the $117,500 Ms Versatility final for older trotting mares Thursday at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds. Jody Jamieson was behind the 5-year-old daughter of Dream Vacation as she scored in 1:54.2 in finding the winner\'s circle for the first time in 12 starts this year.   Godiva Hall an...
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Little Brown Jug goes to Shadow Play in two-heat record

on 09/18/2008 2:00 AM
Shadow Play led from start to finish to win the second and deciding heat of the $551,225 Little Brown Jug Thursday at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds, posting a 1:50.1 finish for driver David Miller, the second Jug victory for the Ohio native. The combined time with his elim victory of 1:50 established a new world mark for two heats.   Drawing post one among the three elimination winners, Mi...
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Classic Lane wins Buckette

on 09/17/2008 2:00 AM
Pennsylvania Sire Stakes champion Classic Lane led wire to wire to win the $82,830 Buckette for 3-year-old filly trotters Wednesday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds. Driven by David Miller, Classic Lane crossed the finish line a length in front of Charged Freight and Ray Paver in a national season\'s best 1:55.3.   Classic Lane set fractions of :28.2, :58 and 1:27.1 in the short ...
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Sugarcane Yankee wins Standardbred

on 09/17/2008 2:00 AM
John Campbell sent Sugarcane Yankee three wide around the final turn and the daughter of Windsong\'s Legacy went on to a 2:01 victory in the $60,047 Standardbred for 2-year-old filly trotters Wednesday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds.   Under urging from Campbell down the stretch, Sugarcane Yankee was able to hold off the late rally of Northmedo Esther and Jody Jamieson. Gracefu...
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Magician dies at age 13

on 09/17/2008 2:00 AM
Magician, winner of $3.5 million and 49 races with a mark of 1:52.2, including most of harness racing’s prestigious events, died early Wednesday morning at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center at the age of 13. Magician’s owner, Leslie McLaren, who first came to know the horse when he was on turn out at her Columbus, New Jersey farm, said the horse was euthanized whe...
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Standupnkissmee, Somethinsgotagive take OBC splits

on 09/17/2008 2:00 AM
Standupnkissme won the fastest of two $34,388 Ohio Breeders Championship divisions for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers Wednesday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds, touring the half-mile oval in 1:54.4. Somethinsgotagive won the second OBC split in 1:55.1.   David Miller was in the sulky behind Sandupnkissme, who won for the seventh time in nine starts, equaling his career best ...
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Good News Lady wins opening heat of Jugette

on 09/17/2008 2:00 AM
It was good news for Good News Lady as the 3-year-old filly pacer won the first heat of the $300,475 Jugette Wednesday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds, in 1:53.1, the first win of the year for the daughter of Western Ideal.   A field of nine lined up behind the gate--Ideal Morning was scratched \"sick\" earlier in the day--and at the outset the inside four horses battled for pos...
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One Awesome Master awesome n OBC

on 09/17/2008 2:00 AM
One Awesome Master was one awesome trotter Wednesday afternoon as the 3-year-old gelding romped to a 1:54.3 victory in the $43,376 Ohio Breeders Championship at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds. With Sam \"Chip\" Noble driving, One Awesome Master coasted to an easy score, equaling the track record and just missing the world record for sophomore geldings trotters on a half-mile track by one-fifth of ...
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Sprig Hanover forces Jugette race-off

on 09/17/2008 2:00 AM
After posting her first win of the year in the first heat of Wednesday\'s Jugette at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds, Good News Lady made a break at the start of the second heat which took her far out of contention. After the dust settled, it was Sprig Hanover, under a savvy drive from John Campbell, who emerged victorious in a blanket finish in 1:54, forcing a two-horse race-off with Good News Lad...
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First race-off in 11 years decides 38th Jugette

on 09/17/2008 2:00 AM
Good News Lady paced an individual final quarter of :26.3 to outsprint Sprig Hanover down the stretch to win the 38th renewal of the $300,475 Jugette for 3-year-old filly pacers in a two-horse race-off Wednesday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds.   After winning the first heat and then making a break at the start of the second heat, driver Greg Grismore was content to ta...
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Manzi hoping for October return

on 09/17/2008 2:00 AM
Hall of Fame driver Cat Manzi, who broke his clavicle and two ribs in a spill on August 17, is pointing toward a return to racing in early October. “He is doing great and plans on being back to work in about three weeks,” said Manzi’s wife, Ellen, via an email on Sept. 17 from their Freehold, NJ home.  “It’s amazing how well he recovered from this.  I just hope he has no more ...
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Swan For All sets 1:54.3 2YO trotting colt mark

on 09/17/2008 2:00 AM
After last week’s elimination battles produced a pair of new track records, Tuesday’s rich American-National Stake finals for 2 year olds at Balmoral Park figured to be heated affairs from start to finish, but the winners were Musical Mystery (1:58.2) and Swan For All (1:54.3).   Musical Mystery teamed up with driver Mike Lachance to make every call a winning one in the $100,0...
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