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Rose Run Keepsake wins in Northfield track record 1:58.1

on 08/29/2008 2:00 AM
Two-year-old fillies wrapped up their Sires Stakes preliminaries at Northfield Friday night, with the trotters contesting the early Daily Double. In the first $20,800 heat, 1-5 favorite Mocha Jo never fired, making a break after 3/4, and Rose Run Keepsake ($7.20) was the beneficiary as she got by Saucy Sauterelle early and those two held off all comers twice around the track. The 1:58.1 ...
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Holme Fora Cuddle wins Friday feature at Vernon

on 08/29/2008 2:00 AM
Holme Fora Cuddle began her reign as queen of the pacing ranks with a 1:54.3 victory in Friday night’s $9,000 featured eighth event at Vernon Downs. Trainer Rick Plano, a Frankfort-native who began his driving career here back in the late 1970s, did the teaming as Holme Fora Cuddle rallied from sixth at the half to become a serious contender at the top of the stretch.  The 6-year-old New Z...
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Armbro Continental scratched sick from Breeders Crown Trot

on 08/29/2008 2:00 AM
Armbro Continental, scheduled to start from post six in the C$638,580 Breeders Crown Trot on Saturday, Aug. 30, at Mohawk Racetrack, has been scratched sick from the championship event. “It’s really an awful thing for everyone, the owners, us, and everybody connected to the horse,” said trainer Stephen Bossence. “This is a horse who spends most of the day outside and doesn’t like to be...
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Cracklin Jack racks up third straight win at Saratoga

on 08/28/2008 2:00 AM
After getting his picture taken just once in the first 16 starts of his career, Cracklin Jack has now visited the winner’s circle on three straight occasions after capturing the co-featured $5,500 non-winners trot at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway on Wednesday in a career-best 2:01. Driven from post three by Barry Segel, Cracklin Jack settled comfortably along the pylons in fourth place as Pray ...
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Harrington Junior Open goes to The Federalist

on 08/28/2008 2:00 AM
Martin Scharf\'s The Federalist ($4.60, Tony Morgan) earned a 1:57.2 win in the $20,000 Junior Open Trot Wednesday at Harrington Raceway. The 6-year-old Muscles Yankee gelding overcame post seven and overpowered pacesetter Adam Gram late for the two length win over Vicki Gram, who got up for second. Adam Gram held third. The Federalist is trained by Josh Green and surpassed the $300,000 earnin...
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Hammer strikes eight times in Wattsburg

on 08/28/2008 2:00 AM
Two track records highlighted, and eight wins by driver Roger Hammer highlighted a 17-race card Wednesday at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Wattsburg, Pa., as Sire Stake action filled the card on the third and final day of the meet.   Freshman colt pacers opened the day, and victories were tallied by Dewey (Sharky Spur), Red Hot Scandal (Real Artist) and A K (Audie K). Red Hot Scandal,...
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Donnegal reclaims Monticello track record

on 08/28/2008 2:00 AM
Bill Mulligan has owned Standardbreds for well over 60 years, but scant few has he enjoyed better than his homebred, Donnegal. The veteran 8-year-old recaptured the track record for older trotting stallions at Monticello Raceway on Wednesday when Mike Forte guided the son of Sierra Kosmos to a 1:57.2 victory in the track’s $13,000 Preferred Trot. Donnegal’s victory erased the former mark of ...
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Is the Little Brown Jug necessary for Horse of the Year?

on 08/28/2008 2:00 AM
What are some of the factors needed to win Horse of The Year honors? Are there certain races that a 3-year-old pacer needs to win to receive consideration as the best of his/her class? From past elections, it seems winning or starting in The Little Brown Jug is a big factor.   The Little Brown Jug comes at a time when voters in the U.S. Harness Writers poll begin deciding between the y...
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Illusionist will perform magic in Breeders Crown

on 08/28/2008 2:00 AM
Trainer Phil Coleman, who sends out Illusionist in Saturday’s $331,500 Breeders Crown Mare Pace, doesn’t use any magic tricks to keep his charge happy, fat and sassy, he simply lets her have her way--most of the time. “She’s really a pretty nice mare to be around, and so I kind of let her do her own thing,” Coleman, 58, explained. “When we go out for a jog in the morning, I let her t...
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Stars ready to shine in KYSS Unbridled Evening of Champions

on 08/28/2008 2:00 AM
The undefeated 3-year-old colt trotter Hartmann and 2-year-old filly pacer Co Ed Desire lead a star-studded cast of Kentucky-sired Standardbreds that will be in action Sunday, Aug. 31, at The Red Mile in the $2.4 million Kentucky Sire Stakes (KYSS) “Unbridled Evening of Champions.” After a month-long series of preliminaries, the best in the Bluegrass State will line up behind the starting gate...
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Art Official favored in Cane Pace from post seven

on 08/28/2008 2:00 AM
Post positions for the $392,850 Cane Pace final--the first jewel of the Pacing Triple Crown--were drawn at Freehold Raceway on Thursday morning. The Cane final will be contested as part of a big, 13-race holiday card at Freehold on September 1, Labor Day. Drawing post seven and favored at 9-5 is Meadowlands Pace winner Art Official. The Art Major-Naughty Shady Lady colt set a record for the fast...
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Racing Star hopes to be hot stuff in She\'s A Great Lady

on 08/28/2008 2:00 AM
Chestnut fillies have a reputation for being hot–-and if her performance in the eliminations for the upcoming $672,000(C) She\'s A Great Lady final for 2-year-old distaff pacers is any indication, Racing Star is hot stuff, indeed. A daughter of Four Starzzz Shark, out of the Life Sign mare, In For Life, Racing Star is a homebred from the White Birch Farm of Allentown, N.J., and made her ...
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Videos available of NJ Classic yearlings

on 08/28/2008 2:00 AM
Videos of yearlings are now available for the upcoming New Jersey Classic Sale, set to be held September 7 at the Horse Park of New Jersey. Also, videos of Hanover Shoe Farms yearlings selling at the New Jersey Classic Yearling Sale are now available on the Hanover Shoe Farms website at www.hanoverpa.com. The New Jersey Classic Yearling Sale will take place at the Horse Park of N...
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Nebupanezzar leads charge into Metro

on 08/28/2008 2:00 AM
One of the most impressive 2-year-old pacers to emerge from this summer’s freshman crop is Bob McIntosh trainee, Nebupanezzar. In six career starts he has chalked up five wins, each more commanding than the last, and now the son of No Pan Intended is poised to become the dominating force in the field for the $1 million Metro Pace, coming up this Saturday night at Mohawk. The precocious p...
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Creamy Mimi posts strong win in NYSS action

on 08/27/2008 2:00 AM
The soph sorority sisters hit town Tuesday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the $238,945 New York Sire Stakes New Rochelle Trot for 3-year-old fillies, with Hambletonian Oaks and Hudson Trot victress Creamy Mimi more than ready for her closeup in one of five divisions. With trainer Trond Smedshammer doing the honors, the daughter of Conway Hall--whose eight hole became a seven hole when ...
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Baylander overcomes post eight to win at Saratoga

on 08/27/2008 2:00 AM
Baylander had little trouble negotiating a winning trip from post eight on Tuesday, scoring a visually impressive victory in the featured $5,500 non-winners pace at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway in 1:55. Driven by Dan Cappello Jr., Baylander was content to settle along the pylons in sixth place as first Sharp Attack Jet (Scott Mongeon), and then Ohoka Direct N (Brian Cross), took the field throug...
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Green is in at Harrington

on 08/27/2008 2:00 AM
Josh Green-trained mares captured both Junior Mares Open splits Tuesday as Larry Baron and Meadowbranch Stable\'s Blissful Maddie ($3.20, Ross Wolfenden) and Jeffrey Eckburg\'s Bikini Bottom ($4.00, Tony Morgan).each won their respective divisions. \"Maddie\" received a two-hole trip and surged by pacesetter Hopefull N late for a 1:54.3 win. Meanwhile, Bikini Bottom set all the fractions en route...
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Joseph Robert Kina, son of trainer John Kina, dies

on 08/27/2008 2:00 AM
Joseph Robert Kina, the 5-month-old son of trainer John Kina and Jennifer Carpenter, died unexpectedly Sunday, Aug. 24. Besides his parents, Joseph is survived by a brother, Cameron Kina; sisters Mikel Decker and Riley Kina; grandparents Larry and Amelia (Kina) Hinkle and Barbara Carpenter; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Robe...
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Bigtime Ball scratched from Saturday\'s Crown Pace

on 08/27/2008 2:00 AM
Irwin Stable’s Bigtime Ball, a winner of more than $500,00 lifetime, has been scratched sick from the $500,000 Breeders Crown Pace to be raced Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack.   The gelded son of Presidential Ball was due to start from post seven. With just 10 entered in the event, there are no also eligibles to move into the race, but the outer post positions can move down one slot. ...
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Donttellmywife sets Mighty M mark in NYSS victory

on 08/27/2008 2:00 AM
The outstanding freshman trotting gelding Donttellmywife not only remained undefeated after he won his $50,915 division of the New York Sire Stakes Tuesday afternoon at Monticello Raceway, but in the process he obliterated the former track record of 2:03 when Jeff Gregory guided the altered son of Malabar Man-Nowerland Sweet home first in a 2:00.1 clocking. The previous mark for 2-ye...
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