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$225,000 on the line in NYSS action at Mighty M

on 09/02/2008 2:00 AM
Over $225,000 is up for grabs for 3-year-old trotting fillies in New York Sire Stakes action at Monticello Raceway on Wednesday afternoon. The NYSS, which have been bolstered by the racinos in the state, offer huge purses and despite the events on Wednesday being split into four divisions the participants still  compete for $61,392 per division. . The Sire Stakes  will go as rac...
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Carnivore paces fastest mile by freshman in 2008 in KYSS final

on 09/01/2008 2:00 AM
Carnivore became the fastest 2-year-old pacer in North America this year, Btwnyurheartnmine stretched her winning streak to three, and full siblings Shanghai Lil and Blue Claw came up victorious to highlight the four pacing divisions of the $2.4 million Kentucky Unbridled Evening of Champions at The Red Mile Sunday night.   Carnivore increased his winning streak to four as he won the $300,0...
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Art Official wins Cane, will be supplemented to Little Brown Jug

on 09/01/2008 2:00 AM
Art Official won the 54th renewal of the $392,850 Cane Pace Monday afternoon at Freehold Raceway, and it took trainer Joe Seekman about the same time after the race that it took his colt to win the contest to exclaim that it was \"official\" that he would now be supplemented to next month\'s Little Brown Jug.   Leaving from post seven with Art Official, driver Ron Pierce left fast with his ...
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Morrill bags six, sweeps NYSS 2YO filly divisions

on 08/31/2008 2:00 AM
Driver Jim Morrill Jr. made the most of his trip to Saratoga Gaming and Raceway on Saturday, piloting six winners on the 13-race card, including a clean sweep of the four New York Sire Stakes divisions for 2-year-old pacing fillies. Morrill tallied the fastest Sire Stakes win of the evening with StollyUp Bluechip, guiding that filly through the wire first in 1:57.1 to take her $53,252 split for ...
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Scorpion Moon strikes in $50,000 Joseph Carney Memorial Trot

on 08/31/2008 2:00 AM
Scorpion Moon rewarded his backers in the Labor Day holiday weekend crowd who sent him off as the 1-2 favorite with a decisive victory in the $50,000 Joseph Carney Memorial Trot at Rockingham Park on Sunday. Driver Jonathan Roberts confidently let the field of nine settle into the first turn and then Scorpion Moon surged to the lead while rattling off fractions of :28, :57.3, and 1:27.1. When Rob...
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Biggest Big Bertha takes on the boys and wins at Tioga

on 08/31/2008 2:00 AM
Biggest Big Bertha and Todd Ratchford moved up to take on the boys in the $10,000 Winners Over pace at Tioga Downs on Sunday afternoon after dominating against the best girls on the grounds. The outcome proved to be the same as the 7-year old daughter of Little Steven was sent from the gate in an opening quarter of 28. Heavy favorite Frankyluvsmeatbals and Rick Plano tried to move to the front pas...
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KYSS trots to Dancing Filly, Body Surfing, Wizard Time, Shaman

on 08/31/2008 2:00 AM
The story of the Kentucky Sire Stakes championships for trotters turned out to be a trainer-driver-owner-sire combo, a maiden win for a Kentucky-bred, owned and trained horse, and a placing to give a defending champion a second championship.   The KYSS championships, worth $300,000 each, were held at The Red Mile Sunday night.   The trainer-driver-owner combo...
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St Lads Popcorn, Bale Me Out take Trillium Series divisions

on 08/30/2008 2:00 AM
Rain did not dampen the sparkle of two-year-old pacing filly St Lads Popcorn as she cruised to her fifth straight victory, and her third over the Rideau Carleton Raceway oval, on Friday night in the capital city. St Lads Popcorn was able to sit off the pace for the opening stages of the mile while Windsun Celestial stepped out to a :27.3 quarter and a :58 half, but regular reinsman Jason Brewer h...
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Yonkers features to Percee Angus, American Lane

on 08/30/2008 2:00 AM
Percee Angus and American Lane earned Yonkers Raceway accolades, winning Friday night\'s co-featured  $40,000 Open Handicaps. Percee Angus (Pat Berry) took it the distance in the weekly distaff derby, stepping around the returning Benear (Jeff Gregory) before holding sway over that rival in 1:54. Leaving from post position No. 3, \"Percee\" led through intervals of :27.2, :56.1 and 1:24.4, ...
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Dewey makes Trotting Derby 17th straight win

on 08/30/2008 2:00 AM
Deweycheatumnhowe extended his winning streak to 17 when he captured the $565,000 World Trotting Derby at the Du Quoin State Fair Saturday afternoon, but it took a 1:50.4 effort, and a :27.1 last quarter, to beat Celebrity Secret and Clerk Magistrate to the wire.   Driver Ray Schnittker fired Dewey out of post five in the field of eight and took the lead in the first turn. But Trevor Ritchi...
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Corleone Kosmos captures Breeders Crown Trot in 1:51.4

on 08/30/2008 2:00 AM
Redemption was the word of the night in the Breeders Crown Trot when Corleone Kosmos, who went off stride just before the finish of last year’s event, won Saturday’s $638,580 final at Mohawk Racetrack in 1:51.4. Arch Madness led for much of the mile before being challenged on the outside by favorite Enough Talk. Corleone Kosmos, driven by John Campbell, followed Enough Talk’s cover into the...
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Shes A Great Lady final to Right Right in a lifetime best 1:53.4

on 08/30/2008 2:00 AM
It was the right kind of night for Andy Miller and Right Right as they captured the $672,000 Shes A Great Lady Final for two-year-old pacing fillies at Mohawk Saturday night. It was Notjustaprettyface and Mark MacDonald who shot off the gate to the early lead, with elimination winner, Racing Star, tucked comfortably in the pocket. But Yannick Gingras didn’t linger there, moving Racing Star up t...
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Brigham Dream wins Breeders Crown Mare Trot in near record

on 08/30/2008 2:00 AM
Brigham Dream, driven by Luc Ouellette, won the $266,075 Breeders Crown Mare Trot by a half length over Susie’s Magic in 1:53.2 at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday night. The time was one-fifth of a second off the stakes record. Bruschette took the front spot on the backstretch from leader Susie’s Magic. Brigham Dream followed the cover of Flash Lightning in the outside flow before moving for th...
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Third time a charm for Mister Big in Breeders Crown

on 08/30/2008 2:00 AM
Mister Big, twice the runner-up in Breeders’ Crown races, got his first title by winning Saturday’s $532,150 Open Pace by 3 1/2 lengths over defending champion Artistic Fella in 1:50. Kenneth J was third followed by Palone Ranger. Artistic Fella overtook early pacesetter Tigerama after a :26 opening quarter mile. The half was reached in :54, at which point Mister Big got underway on the outs...
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Major In Art makes the grade in Metro Pace with 1:51.2 score

on 08/30/2008 2:00 AM
Major In Art, expertly handled by Brian Sears, emerged from a tense four-horse battle in late stretch to capture the $1 million Metro Pace, the richest harness race in the world for two-year-olds, Saturday evening at Mohawk. Sent postward the 5-2 second choice in an extremely well-matched group of juveniles, Major In Art, one of three elim winners last week, surprisingly blasted to the front at t...
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Northfield hosts Scarlet and Gray Stakes, Ohio Sires Stakes

on 08/30/2008 2:00 AM
Veteran Ohio-bred mares contested $44,000 Scarlet and Gray Stakes on the pace and trot and the trot yielded a mild surprise as Brett Miller and B V\'s Sister ($6.40) edged That Fly\'n Angel in 1:57.4. B V\'s Sister sat the pocket behind Whotookwhat throughout and used the inside passing lane to get the win. B V\'s Sister, by Big Victor, is trained by Virgil Morgan, Jr., for the Barnett ZImmerman, ...
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Quartet of NYSS Armand Palatucci Trot divisions held at Yonkers

on 08/30/2008 2:00 AM
For the second time in eight nights, the Empire\'s leading 3-year-old colts and geldings graced Yonkers Raceway Saturday night, this occasion being the $233,583 New York Sire Stakes Armand Palatucci Trot. Four divisions were dispersed among the baker\'s-dozen bonanza, with Holiday Credit (Dan Dube) trotting the fastest mile of this holiday weekend. The son of Credit Winner, who shall always be r...
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My Little Dragon scores Breeders Crown trifecta with 1:50.1 win

on 08/30/2008 2:00 AM
My Little Dragon won her third career Breeders Crown championship by claiming Saturday’s $352,815 Mare Pace by two lengths over Darlin’s Delight in 1:50.1. Driven by Brian Sears, My Little Dragon – a Crown champion at ages 2 and 3 – joined Eternal Camnation as the only female pacers with three Crown trophies. She is owned by Adam Victor & Son and trained in Canada by Mike Vanderkemp....
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Smoking Gun, Define The World collect Simcoe Stakes splits

on 08/30/2008 2:00 AM
Smoking Gun charged up in the final strides to snatch victory from Don Giovanni in the first of two $132,237 divisions of the Simcoe Stakes for three-year-old colt trotters Saturday night at Mohawk. With the favourite, B Strike Three, scratched, it was a short field of six who met at the gate, and #6, Viking Defender, put himself out of the action early by rolling off-stride at the star...
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Maltese Artist gunning for third Beckwith

on 08/29/2008 2:00 AM
Double millionaire Maltese Artist will be gunning to become the first horse to ever win three Bert Beckwith Memorial Pace championships on Monday afternoon at Plainridge Racecourse.   Owned by Sylvia Burke and James Koran, Maltese Artist, who is the defending Beckwith champion as well as the winner of the 2005 event, is trained by Mickey Burke and will be driven by Bruce Ranger, who teamed ...
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