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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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Ideal Morning scratched from Jugette

on 09/17/2008 2:00 AM
Trainer and owner Peter Kleinhans has scratched Ideal Morning \"sick\" out of Wednesday\'s $300,475 Jugette for 3-year-old filly pacers at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds. Power is fully restored at the fairgrounds after strong winds from Hurricane Ike darkened the area for a couple of days, although there are still thousands without power in the area.   Jugette day is sunshine fil...
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Art Official to race in Bluegrass following Jug

on 09/17/2008 2:00 AM
Trainer Joe Seekman told harnessracing.com Wednesday morning that any reports that there is a chance Art Official won\'t be racing at The Red Mile during the Grand Circuit two-week stand are inaccurate and the 3-year-old colt pacer will be entered in the Bluegrass Sept. 27 at the famed clay oval.   \"We\'re racing in the Bluegrass, but then we have to decide if we want to supplement to the ...
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Little Brown Jug directors meet

on 09/17/2008 2:00 AM
H.C. “Chip” Thomson became the third generation of his family to serve as a director of the Little Brown Jug Society. Thomson replaces the late William Millhoan.  Thomson’s grandfather Henry “Hank” Clay Thomson and father W.D. “Tom” Thomson have served as directors of the Little Brown Jug Society. Chip Thomson replaces the late William Millhoan as a director of the Societ...
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Snow White turned out for year

on 09/17/2008 2:00 AM
Co-owner Curtis Larrimore told harnessracing.com Wednesday afternoon that world champion filly trotter Snow White has been turned out for the year but will return to the races for her 4-year-old season in 2009.   By missing the Oct. 3 Kentucky Filly Futurity at The Red Mile, Snow White will not be returning to the site of her world-record 1:52.4 victory last fall in an International Stalli...
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Huston, we had a problem at Delaware!

on 09/16/2008 2:00 AM
It took a hurricane to silence Roger Huston! The Hall of Fame announcer was forced to watch in silence early Monday because 40-50 mile-per-hour winds from Hurricane Ike Sunday afternoon knocked out power to the Delaware County, Ohio fairgrounds. Along with no power, there also was no wagering on the four races that completed Sunday\'s card.   Huston, who called his first Little Brown J...
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Real Hanover scores at The Meadows

on 09/16/2008 2:00 AM
Real Hanover unleashed a powerful first-over move that carried him to victory in the $25,000 Preferred Handicap Pace on Monday at The Meadows. With Stormin Rustler on the lead following a quarter-pole move, trainer-driver Rod Bolon tipped Real Hanover off the pylons and asked for pace. The 6-year-old son of Western Hanover-Rhyme Hanover responded with a determined bid and a win in 1:53.2. Fox Va...
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Important notice--If you\'re heading to Jug, check on your room

on 09/16/2008 2:00 AM
If you are planning on traveling to Delaware, Ohio for the Jugette and/or the Little Brown Jug Wednesday and Thursday, and have room reservations at a motel/hotel in the area, you are advised to call to check on your status as only about 60 percent of the power has been restored as of Tuesday morning, and with locals needing rooms, you may be canceled. Persons already in Delaware for the week\'s r...
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Four straight for JNB N Me at Indiana Downs

on 09/16/2008 2:00 AM
Shady Lane Meadows’ JNB N Me, fresh off a narrow victory in the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for freshman filly pacers, collected her fourth consecutive victory at Indiana Downs Monday, September 15. The Dream Work two year old won her $15,000 ISS division in 1:55.4 while Ag-N-Au Bluegrass captured an earlier division in 1:54.3. Ed Hensley picked up the drive, and the victory, in the nigh...
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2009 dates awarded to Balmoral, Maywood

on 09/16/2008 2:00 AM
The Illinois Racing Board has awarded 2009 racing dates and only Balmoral Park and Maywood Park will host Standardbreds, with Hawthorne only receiving dates for Thoroughbred racing.   Maywood Park will race on Jan. 1 and Jan. 2, with Balmoral racing on Jan. 3 and Jan. 4. Then, both tracks will be dark for live racing, with Balmoral resuming Jan. 28 and Maywood on Jan. 29. Maywood will race ...
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Out-of-competition testing at Red Mile

on 09/16/2008 2:00 AM
The Red Mile in conjunction with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission will be conducting random \"EPO\" testing for the upcoming Grand Circuit meet. Commission veterinarians will be taking blood samples for the purpose of detecting blood doping agents. Testing will be conducted daily on a random basis. The complete explanation is available at theredmile.com. (Red Mile)
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Wolff named superintendent of track and backstretch at Big M

on 09/16/2008 2:00 AM
The New Jersey Sports Exposition Authority has named Gary Wolff as superintendent of track and backstretch operations at Meadowlands Racetrack.
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A dozen Simpsons for 2 year olds highlight Red Mile card

on 09/16/2008 2:00 AM
The Red Mile played host to an action packed 18-race card on Monday night, filled with 12 divisions of the John Simpson Memorial Stakes for freshman trotters and pacers. Some of the best 2 year olds in the country were in town in preparation for the Grand Circuit meet that begins Tuesday, Sept. 23, and continues through closing day Saturday, Oct. 4. One of those 2 year olds was Annieswester...
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Lachance, McCarthy, Miller involved in Red Mile qualifier spill

on 09/16/2008 2:00 AM
A race accident in a qualifier at The Red Mile Tuesday morning caused two horses to fall and another to unseat Hall of Fame driver Mike Lachance, but all involved came out of the incident unscathed. Lachance was tended to by medical personnel on site after the accident and was deemed OK, with Erv Miller and Andrew McCarthy, who were behind the other horses involved, also fine.   Miller\'s P...
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132 yearlings sold in first session of Ohio Selected Jug Sale

on 09/16/2008 2:00 AM
Despite power outages in the area, the opening session of the Ohio Selected Jug Sale got underway Monday night not far from the Delaware County Fairgrounds, and two yearlings were sold in the $37,000-$40,000 range.   A total of 132 yearlings were sold in the first session for an average price of $7,489.   The sale was quickly kicked off by the first horse to walk in the ring, a ...
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Canadian vet has Jug hopeful in Shadow Play

on 09/16/2008 2:00 AM
Dr. Ian Moore, a veterinarian turned trainer, is living a boyhood dream as his 3-year-old pacer Shadow Play is a 5-2 favorite in the first of three eliminations for Thursday’s $551,225 Little Brown Jug at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds.    “I’ve been around horses since I was 12 years old and I have trained horses most of my adult life,\" said Dr. Moore. \"I teach some vete...
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Deuce Seelster scratched from Jug

on 09/16/2008 2:00 AM
Deuce Seelster has been scratched from the Little Brown Jug, having developed a quarter crack.  He had been scheduled to compete in the second elimination of the Jug. The Western Maverick colt\'s departure left John Campbell briefly without a drive in the 63rd edition of the LBJ, but he was then named to drive Mystery Chase in the same elimination.   Ohio native ...
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