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Scoot N Time a first-time Saratoga winner

on 08/13/2008 2:00 AM
Canadian invader Scoot N Time made his first trip to the Saratoga Gaming and Raceway winner’s circle on Tuesday after utilizing a perfect second-over trip to take the featured $5,500 non-winners pace in 1:56. Driven from post six by Mark Beckwith, Scoot N Time bided his time in sixth place as three horses battled for the early lead, with National Pastime (Brian Cross) emerging from that scuff...
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Betting Machine cashes in at Harrington

on 08/13/2008 2:00 AM
Only Money Inc. and Teague Inc.\'s Betting Machine ($7.80, Jim Morand) received a perfect trip and scored a 1:54 triumph in Tuesday\'s $20,000 Mares Junior Open feature at Harrington Raceway. The 4-year-old Bettor\'s Delight mare got a rail trip behind pacesetter Blissful Maddie and moved into the two hole when pocket-sitter Famed Artist pulled first-over up the backstretch. Morand and Betting Ma...
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It\'s a small world after all at Mohawk

on 08/13/2008 2:00 AM
The world\'s smallest living horse will be making a special appearance at Mohawk Saturday night as Thumbelina, a 5-year-old miniature horse listed at 17-1/2 inches tall and just 57 pounds will be at the track. According the Guiness Book of World Records, this makes her the planet\'s tiniest equine. She will make her first ever public appearance in Canada this Saturday night as part of the ...
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Ginger And Fred dances to PASS record

on 08/13/2008 2:00 AM
It wasn’t exactly a waltz, but Ginger And Fred danced to a stake record 1:53.2 in the $241,388 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for freshman pacing fillies on Tuesday afternoon at The Meadows. The stake, known as the Sand Tart, was contested over six divisions, with Tidewater Misty, Singnoevil Hanover, Up Front Dr. J, Sand E Fiftyfive and Rising Star taking the other splits. Dave Palone and train...
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Shawn Gray wins 1,500th career race

on 08/13/2008 2:00 AM
Shawn Gray visited the winner’s circle for the 1,500th time in his 15-year driving career on Tuesday after engineering the winning strategy while sulky-sitting Anthony Brannigan’s Hurricane Emily at the Maine State Fair at Skowhegan Raceway. Gray, a 34-year-old native of South Gardiner, Maine, recorded the milestone victory on the same fairground oval upon which the driver first br...
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$2.3 million card on tap Sunday at Harrah\'s Chester

on 08/13/2008 2:00 AM
Hambletonian runner-up Crazed and world-champion filly Snow White—making her first appearance against the colts—headline the field for the $500,000 Colonial Trot at Harrah’s Chester Sunday, part of an impressive $2.3-million card of races that also includes the $500,000 Battle of the Brandywine for 3-year-old colt pacers and the $350,000 Valley Forge for 3-year-old filly pacers.   Cra...
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Proposed Delaware tracks gets conditional commission approval

on 08/13/2008 2:00 AM
The Delaware Harness Racing Commission on Tuesday gave conditional approval for a proposed harness racetrack in Delaware, however before the commission awards any racing dates necessary zoning changes and permits will need to be obtained and site plans submitted that meets the commission’s approval. The proposed track just north of Millsboro, in the southern portion of the state, is owned by Ge...
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Tioga issues statement regarding wrong horse racing in Open

on 08/13/2008 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs has issued a statement regarding its 11th race last Sunday, where a horse who raced in a conditioned race early on the card came back and raced again in the Open Pace in place of a programmed horse.   The incident involved Always Lucky K, a 10-year-old No Nukes gelding with career earnings of $214,000 who finished second in the afternoon’s first race, a $4,200 conditioned pace...
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SBSW, Shadow Play top 11 entered in Confederation Cup

on 08/13/2008 2:00 AM
North America Cup winner Somebeachsomewhere heads a field of 11 three-year-old colt pacers that also includes Adios winner Shadow Play entered in Sunday’s $593,000(C) Confederation Cup XXXII at Flamboro Raceway. Two $50,000 eliminations will be drawn Thursday morning for the two-heat contest. In alphabetic order, here are the horses entered for the Confederation Cup, the highlight of a program ...
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Fuller remains optimistic for Buck I St. Pat

on 08/13/2008 2:00 AM
Connections of Buck I St. Pat are hopeful that she will be back in racing condition for the Miss Versatility Trot on Sept. 18 at the Delaware Co. Fair although she was scratched from the Classic Oaks at the Meadowlands on July 19 due to inflammation of the tendon sheath in her leg. She has been swimming for the past couple of weeks in preparation for returning to her training schedule with Mi...
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Maxter, Mucho Sleazy impressive in finals

on 08/13/2008 2:00 AM
Maxter extended his winning streak to 10 and Mucho Sleazy also turned in an impressive victory as the two 3 year olds won their respective $50,000 Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes finals at Springfield Wednesday evening.   Driver Brent Holland tucked Maxter in fifth through the first three-eighths of the mile in the colt and gelding trot before moving first-over down the backstretch. After a...
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Pat Lachance wins 1,000th race

on 08/12/2008 2:00 AM
Pat Lachance, whose colors have a fair number of Yonkers Raceway victories over the past few decades, won the 1,000th race of his driving career on Monday night. Lachance and the 7-year-old mare Stormin\'  Gal ($15) won the $6,000, fifth-race trot in 2:01.1, a length better than GS Spur. Lachance had come within one victory of the milestone when Longshaw Hanover ($7.50) won the $5,0...
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Viviere wins eight straight at Harrington

on 08/12/2008 2:00 AM
Lauren Allen\'s Vivere ($3.20, Jim Morand) won his eighth straight race at Harrington Raceway Monday in 1:54. Allen trains the 6-year-old Life Sign gelding who has been on a torrid pace throughout his run of wins, all of which have come at Harrington during the streak. His most recent win came in an optional $40,000 claiming event as he set all the fractions from the rail and won by four lengths....
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A truly american win at Batavia

on 08/12/2008 2:00 AM
Winning the feature race at Batavia Downs Gaming Monday night, an optional claiming event with a purse of $5,500, was Truly American in a time of 1:57 with Ken \"Doc\" Holliday in the drivers\' seat for his third win of the night.   YZ Two Fifty was just behind for the place driven by Jerry Nugent Jr., while Armbro Atlas with Michael Baumiester took the show.   Holliday and Truly Ame...
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Co Ed Desire sharp in KYSS victory

on 08/12/2008 2:00 AM
Two year olds were back in the spotlight on Monday night at the Red Mile, as the track hosted eight divisions of the second leg of the Kentucky Sire Stakes, and the most fantastic freshman performance of the evening may have come in race two of the 20-race card as Co Ed Desire and driver Mike Lachance found their way to the winners circle with a sparkling 1:52.1 effort to remain undefeated in...
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Oullette returns to driving action

on 08/12/2008 2:00 AM
Driver Luc Ouellette will return to competition this week at Mohawk after missing just over a month due to a fracture in his left arm that was sustained in a racing accident at Flamboro Downs on July 11.   Ouellette had surgery on the arm on July 19 to insert a plate and screws to aid with the healing, and it has been a success. “I schooled a few horses last week, and I didn’t have any...
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Daughter of Cameron Hall second at Red Mile

on 08/12/2008 2:00 AM
Grand Cameron, a daughter of the recently deceased Cameron Hall, finished second in a $6,000 late closer event Monday at The Red Mile. This was the 2-year-old filly’s first pari-mutuel start after breaking in two baby races at Mohawk in July and finally qualifying on Aug. 5 in Lexington.   “We added a head pole on the left side the first time and added a head pole to the right side the ...
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New harness track proposed in Delaware

on 08/12/2008 2:00 AM
A new harness track has been proposed by two real estate developers from Sussex County, Del. The $60 million development would include a one mile track, a 2,500-seat grandstand, and a 750-seat clubhouse. The current plan does not include slot machines, but it has not been ruled out for the future according to the developers. The duo, Gene Lankford and Preston Schell, who plan to name to venue De...
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Deweycheatumnhowe heads five-horse Vernon open on Friday

on 08/12/2008 2:00 AM
Hambletonian champion Deweycheatumnhowe will make his first start since winning the $1.5 million trotting classic Aug. 2 at the Meadowlands in a five-horse $30,000 Open Trot Friday nght at Vernon Downs. Trainer, driver and co-owner Ray Schnittker said following Dewey\'s Hambo victory he was hoping to get a start for the 3-year-old trotter at Tioga at the request of track owner Jeff Gural, using th...
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I Wanted Wings, Gabbys Dream win NJSS splits

on 08/12/2008 2:00 AM
A pair of 2-year-old trotting fillies trained by Ross Croghan captured both $28,000 opening round divisions of the New Jersey Sire Stakes on Tuesday at Freehold Raceway.   I Wanted Wings, who won the $175,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes final at the Meadowlands on July 9, scored a length victory over Rapsong (by Windsong’s Legacy) in the seventh race, the second of the two divisions. ...
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