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Good News Lady hoping to break role as bridesmaid

on 09/16/2008 2:00 AM
Will Wednesday $300,475 Jugette Filly Pace be Good News Lady’s break through effort this season? The filly is winless in 12 starts this season, but has been a bridesmaid many times.      Good News Lady has earned $360,885 for Brittany Farms, Val D’Or Farms and Christina Takter.  In fact, in two years she has banked $592,359 in 24 career starts.   “...
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Indiana Downs track records for Cabana Fever, Suprizemeagain

on 09/16/2008 2:00 AM
Four-year-old Cabana Fever added her name to Indiana Downs’ record books Tuesday evening, September 16 with an impressive 1:51 victory. The daughter of Real Desire, driven by Trace Tetrick, established a new track record for older pacing mares with the victory. Earlier in the program freshman pacer Suprizemeagain equaled his track mark in an Indiana Sires Stakes victory. Coming into Tuesday’s...
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Tom Cango overcomes harsh conditions to win Wellwood

on 09/15/2008 2:00 AM
Tom Cango survived a grueling trip on the front end, under brutal weather conditions, to capture the $514,100(C) William Wellwood Memorial final for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters on Sunday night at Mohawk Racetrack. The gutsy win improved his career record to a perfect five for five. With John Campbell in the driver\'s seat, the son of Tom Ridge-B Cor Tamgo floated off the gate from...
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Monday\'s card racing as scheduled

on 09/15/2008 2:00 AM
Although power remains out at the Delaware, Ohio County Fairgrounds due to the extremely windy remnants of Hurricane Ike, the four Ohio Breeders Championships and Fouts Memorial Pace canceled on Sunday because of the weather will be raced at noon Monday, and the reguarly scheduled card will begin at 1:30 p.m. Phone service has been restored as of 11:30 a.m., and Delaware officials expect...
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Windsong Soprano captures Peaceful Way

on 09/15/2008 2:00 AM
Windsong Soprano turned in a flawless performance to capture the $501,600(C) Peaceful Way final for two-year-old trotting fillies in 1:57.1 over a rain-soaked Mohawk Racetrack on Sunday night. Steve Condren had the daughter of Windsong\'s Legacy leaving alertly from post four and she was able to avoid an early break in stride by the hard-leaving Seaside who jumped it off as the field reach...
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Kentucky one step closer to whipping regulations

on 09/15/2008 2:00 AM
The safety and welfare committee of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) voted Monday to recommend changes in racing rules governing the use of whips in Standardbred racing.   The committee voted to ban all one-handed whipping in Standardbred racing. The committee adopted a rule that would require a driver to hold a line in each hand and keep both hands in front of the body throughou...
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HRTV to show Jug, Jugette cards live

on 09/15/2008 2:00 AM
HorseRacing TV (HRTV) will present live coverage of the $551,225 Little Brown Jug and the Jugette from the Delaware County Fairgrounds. HRTV will show both the Jug day and Jugette day cards in their entirety.   The 63rd edition of the fabled Jug is the second leg of pacing\'s Triple Crown, which is annually contested on the third Thursday of September, and features many of th...
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Round Barn fund raiser part of Lexington scene

on 09/15/2008 2:00 AM
In addition to possible appearances by Deweycheatumnhowe and Somebeachsomewhere on the track on Saturday, Sept. 27, the first big weekend of the fall championship meet at The Red Mile will include a fund raiser for the historic Round Barn. The special event will take place on Friday, Sept. 26, beginning at 6:30 pm.   This year’s event, titled “Celebrate the History—Dan Patch,” will ...
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Bridgejumper has faith in 2-year-old filly pacer

on 09/15/2008 2:00 AM
When Warrawee Kay got away toward the rear of the field in one of two $12,050 divisions of the John Simpson Memorial for 2-year-old filly pacers Monday night at The Red Mile at least one bettor was likely holding his or her breath as she had $207,767 wagered on her to show. But driver Ron Pierce worked the daughter of Real Desire up first-over, finally taking the lead in midstretch, but then had t...
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NY Night of Champions produces new records

on 09/14/2008 2:00 AM
Let us take a moment to remember those who used to be in the hallowed Yonkers Raceway record section. Thong, in for a mere two months...gone. Ace High Hall, Donttellmymife and Happy Ticket...eclipsed, but with an asterisk. Kissing Bandit and two others from the same sewing circle....please leave. Presidential Ball, a Sweet 16 seasons in the annals...go away. Such were some of the outcome...
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Super Night Elims held at Balmoral

on 09/14/2008 2:00 AM
The countdown to Illinois biggest night of racing, Super Night 2008, began in earnest on Saturday night as elimination events for the Filly Orange & Blue, Orange & Blue, Grandma Ann & Pete Langley Memorial Stakes were contested. Despite the fact that the track was listed as sloppy after two straight days of heavy rains the racing surface held up remarkably well and there were still ple...
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High winds shut down Delaware fair

on 09/14/2008 2:00 AM
High winds caused the last five races of the Sunday program at the Delaware County Fair to be cancelled, and later the entire fairgrounds lost power, prompting the evacuation of the grounds.   Strong winds from from the remains of Hurricane Ike picked up throughout the day on Sunday and eventually caused racing officials to deem conditions unsafe to conduct racing. At their peak the wi...
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Colonial holds Extreme Day with 3 types of racing

on 09/14/2008 2:00 AM
Colonial Downs’ “Extreme Day” lived up to its billing Sunday with huge payouts in steeplechase and harness races, unseasonable 97-degree heat, and lucky number 13 leading a clean sweep for the outside post positions in the day’s lone flat Thoroughbred race.   “Extreme Day” took full advantage of Colonial’s unique racing surfaces, featuring eight harness races on the 1 ¼-mile ...
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Diana Hall wins photo finish in Moni Maker

on 09/14/2008 2:00 AM
Diana Hall, who went off at odds of 7 to 1, nosed out 1 to 2 favorite Lantern Kronos in a tight three-way photo finish that also included Stage Show, and captured the $225,200 Moni Maker final for 3-year-old trotting fillies in a career-best 1:53.2 at The Red Mile Sunday night.   Diana Hall and Ron Pierce left from post five and took the field of nine to the quarter in :28.3 before yielding...
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Art Official, Badlands Nitro, Lonestar Legend Jug elim favorites

on 09/13/2008 2:00 AM
Art Official, a $45,000 Little Brown Jug supplemental entry off his win in the Cane Pace, landed post one and the status as favorite in the third of three eliminations for the second jewel of pacing\'s Triple Crown Thursday at the Delaware, Ohio County fairgrounds. Twenty sophomore male pacers were entered for this year\'s $551,225 renewal, with Badlands Nitro and Lonestar Legend being named the m...
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Undefeated Whosgoinwhosstayin wins FLSS

on 09/13/2008 2:00 AM
Undefeated two-year-old trotter, Whosgoinwhosstayin, helped kicked off Pompano Park Harness Track\'s 45th anniversary season Friday, posting his seven straight win. Driven by Mickey McNichol, who also celebrated his 60th birthday Friday, Whosgoinwhosstayin led from start to finish in a division of the $60,000 Florida Sunshine State Stakes, winning in a romp by six and one-half lengths. Linda ...
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Shipps Xpectancy ties stake record, Straight Shooting in 2nd div

on 09/13/2008 2:00 AM
Even though Mohawk was listed as sloppy Saturday night, Shipps Xpectancy wasted no time in the first division of the $194,600 Nassagaweya Stakes and tied the stakes record of 1:51.1.   Randy Waples pointed Shipps Xpectancy straight to the front but yielded to Nicholas C Hanover (Jody Jamieson) by the :26.4 opening quarter.  Shipps Xpectancy popped the pocket before the :55.3 half to re...
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Deweycheatumnhowe wins Canadian Trotting Classic

on 09/13/2008 2:00 AM
Using a new racing strategy, Deweycheatumnhowe sat in the pocket for Saturday\'s $1 million Canadian Trotting Classic at Mohawk and got up to win in 1:53.2.   Dewey overcame post 10, left with Celebrity Secret (Ron Pierce) on his inside and got to the front by the :27.3 opening quarter. Crazed and Tim Tetrick were parked through the turn but took the lead at the three-eighths.&nbs...
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Maple Leaf Trot elims to Corleone Kosmos, Armbro Chronicle

on 09/13/2008 2:00 AM
Corleone Kosmos dodged the worst of the mud and slop with a perfect front-end trip to take the first of two C$50,000 eliminations for the C$728,600 Maple Leaf Trot, tonight at a rain-soaked Mohawk Racetrack.   Arch Madness and trainer/driver Trond Smedshammer dogged the 6-year-old son of S Js Photo through fractions of :27.0, :57.0, and 1:25.4, and Jody Jamieson made a bid on the outside wi...
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OSS Gold elims for 3FP held at Mohawk

on 09/13/2008 2:00 AM
Im Just Special made it three in a row tonight as she won the first of two C$40,000 eliminations for the Ontario Sires Stakes Gold final for 3-year-old pacing fillies.  Tim Tetrick avoided the worst of the slop by sending Im Just Special to the lead early, with Chancey Lady and Mike Saftic chasing her throughout the mile.  Saftic made a move to challenge in the stretch but couldn\'t ma...
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