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Indiana Sires Stakes champions crowned at Indy Downs

on 09/06/2008 2:00 AM
Saturday’s Indiana Summer Championships at Indiana Downs offered many intriguing storylines and more than $1 million in purses. Over the course of the 14 race card, 10 Indiana Sires Stakes champions were crowned, with three winners producing stakes record efforts. Veteran Mark O’Mara steered three championship winners, narrowly missing a fourth. Sis Boom Syrah and Ed Hensley kicked th...
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Empire State\'s finest sophomore colt pacers vie at Yonkers

on 09/05/2008 2:00 AM
The New York Sire Stakes\' sublet of Yonkers Raceway continued Thursday night, with four divisions of the $233,863 Tuckahoe Pace for sophomore colts and geldings. Popular pari-mutuel proposition Corner Blitz (Yannick Gingras) celebrated the start of the NFL regular season. He took matters into his own hands early in the first ($57,640) division, making an immediate lead from post position three&...
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Hidden Touch rebounds with Saratoga victory

on 09/05/2008 2:00 AM
Hidden Touch rebounded from a lackluster fifth-place performance in last week’s female pacing feature when powering to victory in Thursday’s $15,000 Filly and Mare Open Pace at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway, covering the mile in 1:55.2. Starting from post one with Brian Cross at the controls, Hidden Touch briefly yielded the top spot to Midsummer Delight (Brian Mattison) through an opening qu...
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Cal Expo asks for delay to start of fall/winter meet

on 09/05/2008 2:00 AM
Cal Expo management announced Thursday that it is seeking approval from the California Horse Racing Board  (CHRB) to delay the start of its Fall/Winter harness racing meet from Friday, Sept. 12 to Thursday, Sept. 18. Upon approval, the race meet will be operated for 41 racing days on a Thursday through Saturday schedule until Saturday, Dec. 20. Racing will resume once again after the Chr...
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Caviar Forthe Lady wins sixth in PASS

on 09/05/2008 2:00 AM
It took a gut-wrenching finish, but Caviar Forthe Lady won her sixth consecutive stake race Thursday at The Meadows when she captured a division of a $226,825 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for freshman trotting fillies.   The stake, known as the Delmonica Hanover, was contested over five divisions, with All Star Hanover, Up Front Annika, Valeris and Virgilyn Hanover taking the other splits. Davi...
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3-year-old filly trotters take stage at Mohawk

on 09/05/2008 2:00 AM
Two of the top 3-year-old filly trotters in the sport, Bella Dolce and Creamy Mimi, duked it out in one of two Simcoe Stakes divisions on Thursday night at Mohawk with Bella Dolce getting the upper hand in a thrilling finish. The other $134,926(C) division fell to longshot Kadealia.In what has become her patented first-over style, Bella Dolce went toe-to-toe with race favorite Creamy Mimi fo...
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Lu Lu Q fav in NJSS 2YO filly pace final

on 09/05/2008 2:00 AM
Lu Lu Q has been installed as the slight 5-2 morning line favorite in the $85,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Final for 2-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday, September 6, at Freehold Raceway. The New Jersey-sired daughter of McArdle will leave from post three with Andy Miller in the sulky for trainer Erv Miller. After winning a pair of baby race qualifiers at the Meadowlands in July, Lu Lu Q captu...
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Stratton subs for Moeykens, directs mare to Mighty M mark

on 09/05/2008 2:00 AM
When Joe Moeykens called in sick off his drive on Match That at Monticello Raceway on Thursday afternoon, little did he realize that the 8-year-old mare would trot to a track record victory that day. Because of Moeykens\' absence the track\'s leading driver Jordan Stratton got the call and reined the Yankee Glide mare to a wire-to-wire 1:57.1 victory which established a new track record f...
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Indiana Downs plays host to packed stakes weekend

on 09/05/2008 2:00 AM
Indiana Downs will offer a full slate of racing action this weekend. Two $104,900 divisions of the Kentuckiana Stallion Management Stakes for freshman filly pacers will headline Friday’s card while just over $1 million in purses are up for grabs in Saturday’s Indiana Summer Championships. A group of 14 freshman pacing fillies will converge on the Shelbyville oval Friday evening for the K...
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Silva selling Southwind Tempo at Harrisburg in November

on 09/05/2008 2:00 AM
Bob Boni\'s Northwood Bloodstock Agency will include the top pacing mare Southwind Tempo, a winner of $1,289,152, in its November Harrisburg mixed sale offering.   Southwind Tempo, a winner of 26 of 37 career starts, has suffered soundness issues this year and is presently sidelined with a suspensory problem. In February of this year she was purchased by Jerry Silva as part of a millio...
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Favored Spam Spade leads gate to wire to win NJSS

on 09/05/2008 2:00 AM
Two weeks after making a break in the second leg of New Jersey Sire Stakes action at Freehold, the 3-year-old gelding trotter Spam Spade remained on his best behavior to win the $85,000 final Friday afternoon over that half-mile racetrack. With Andy Miller driving, Spam Spade kept control throughout the contest to win in 1:56.1.   Leaving from post one, Miller left with Spam Spade but found...
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Dewey aims for 18th straight win in CTC elims

on 09/05/2008 2:00 AM
It’s an impressive array of 3-year-old trotting colts, but the star of the show on Saturday night will definitely be Deweycheatumnhowe, who’ll be seeking an 18th straight victory in the $40,000 eliminations for the upcoming $1 million(C) Canadian Trotting Classic at Mohawk. The unbeaten superstar will be stepping onto a WEG track for the first time since last October, when he captured the V...
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SBSW ready to go in Simcoe division

on 09/05/2008 2:00 AM
Fans of the most dominant pacing colt to grace a North American racetrack in 30 years will have another opportunity to witness greatness on Saturday night, as Somebeachsomewhere goes postward in the second of two $132,326(C) flights of the Simcoe Stakes at Mohawk. The strapping son of Mach Three, who has amassed a record of 14 wins in 15 starts, has two world records to his name as well as...
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Hawaiian Drink, Twist N Clout claim victory at Indiana Downs

on 09/05/2008 2:00 AM
David Miller earned a driving double Friday evening, September 5 at Indiana Downs, sweeping both Kentuckiana Stallion Management Stakes contests for freshman pacing fillies. Hawaiian Drink held off Notjustaprettyface in 1:53.3 while Twist N Clout crushed the field in a time of 1:53.4. In the first $104,900 division, Miller and Hawaiian Drink brushed to the lead on the backstretch, passing the hal...
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Champlain splits to Jamieson duo

on 09/05/2008 2:00 AM
The father-son duo of Carl and Jody Jamieson teamed up to sweep both Champlain Stakes divisions for 2-year-old filly pacers on Friday night (Sept. 5) at Mohawk Racetrack as they won with Break The News (1:53.3) and She\'s A Fan (1:54).   In the opening $131,762 division, Jody Jamieson sent the She\'s A Great Lady runner-up, Break The News, straight to the front from post two and was ab...
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Favorites prevail in NYSS

on 09/05/2008 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway again hosted New York Sire Stakes action Friday night (Sept. 5), with the $197,500 Jim Meagher Pace, quartered for 2-year-old colts and geldings.      The races, worth $49,375 each, honored the memory of the Raceway\'s long-time corporate controller with his family in attendance for the evening. Minimal suspense was to be found in any of the events, as th...
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Kindergarten action sets new seasons record at Vernon

on 09/05/2008 2:00 AM
Tamarack Hanover became the fastest 2-year-old trotting colt of the meet (2:00.2) during Friday night’s (Sept. 5) action at Vernon Downs. Tamarack Hanover’s smooth striding, gate-to-wire win for Jim Marohn Jr. in Friday’s first race, a $10,000 division of the Kindergarten Classic for 2-year-old male trotters, trimmed three-fifths of a second off the previous 2008 colt mark, established by ...
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Stormont Northstar adds to Harrington win total

on 09/04/2008 2:00 AM
Veteran 14-year-old trotter Stormont Northstar ($16.20, Eddie Davis Jr.) notched his 70th career win at Harrington Raceway Wednesday with a gutsy 1:59.1 triumph.   Owned by Bob Stevenson and Eric Davis, the altered son of Brisco Hanover pulled first-over on the backstretch and began to gain ground on heavily favored Star Lite Stinger to the finish and outfought him to the wire for the narr...
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NYSS sophomore trotting fillies highlight Mighty M card

on 09/04/2008 2:00 AM
Sophomore trotting fillies in the New York Sire Stakes raced for a total purse of $225,568 at Monticello Raceway on Wednesday, many with hopes of earning enough points to be eligible to the $175,000 final later this month at Yonkers Raceway. Of the four $61,392 divisions, two were won by driver Stephane Bouchard when he guided Winbak Dream to a victory in the second division and Mystical...
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11 to go in Nadia Lobell; Lantern Kronos gets Moni Maker bye

on 09/04/2008 2:00 AM
Eleven 3-year-old filly pacers will go behind the gate Sunday in the $253,400 Nadia Lobell at The Red Mile, and included among the well-balanced field is world champion and recent Shady Daisy division winner Happy Dreamer, Kentucky Sire Stakes champion Btwnyurheartnmine, Valley Forge winner Tug River Princess, Lismore winner Thong and Adioo Volo winner Pasta Lavista, who is unbeaten over her ...
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