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Mister Big & Sears on Top for Canada\'s Big Race

on 08/16/2008 2:00 AM
Mister Big made a big move in deep stretch to capture the 66th edition of Canada\'s most prestigious race for older pacers, the C$702,000 Canadian Pacing Derby at Mohawk Racetrack.   Driver Brian Sears played a waiting game with the 5-year-old son of Grinfromeartoear, while Eagle Luck and Sylvain Filion made a sharp move to the early lead from post two, with Western Shore and Mark MacDonald...
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Bulletproof Sweeps Eternal Camnation Splits

on 08/16/2008 2:00 AM
The 8-5 co-favorite, In The Game, survived a last-second scrimmage at the wire to take the first of two C$141,800 splits of the Eternal Camnation Stakes, an important prep race for the She’s A Great Lady Stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies, at Mohawk, in 1:55.4.   Jack Moiseyev urged the Bettor’s Delight daughter, Bet On Luck, to the early lead from the outside of the seven-lass field,...
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Sailing Cruise Upsets Bullville Powerful in NY Fair Stakes

on 08/16/2008 2:00 AM
Sailing Cruise pulled off the upset on Saturday night at Tioga Downs when he nosed the heavy favorite, Bullville Powerful, at the wire in 1:51.3, in a New York State Fair Stakes.   The 3-year old son of Riverboat King, out of the Sportsmaster mare Mattie MacCheese, was driven by Jim Morrill, Jr., who posted five wins on the card. It was the sixth win of the year for Sailing Cruise in 15 sta...
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Stage Show sets 1:55.2 track mark

on 08/15/2008 2:00 AM
Coming off a third-place effort in the Hambletonian Oaks, Stage Show stole the spotlight in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action at Harrah\'s Chester on Thursday afternoon, parlaying pocket position into a 1:55.2 performance over fast going, breaking a track record for 3-year-old trotting fillies.   The Broadway Hall-Flirtin My Way filly showed speed, drawing alongside Kiss The Dice (Steve Smith...
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Btwnyurheartnmine “coasts” home in 1:50.1 in KYSS

on 08/15/2008 2:00 AM
Three-year-old Kentucky sired trotters and pacers were back in the spotlight on Thursday night, and the betting public was right on target as six of the seven winners were betting favorites.    The fastest and perhaps most impressive Kentucky Sire Stakes winner of the night came in the tenth race, a $25,000 division of 3-year-old filly pacers. Btwnyurheartnmine took the lead just...
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Jim Morand wins seven at Harrington

on 08/15/2008 2:00 AM
Driver Jim Morand won seven races on the Harrington Raceway program Thursday. The 43-year-old driver and winner of 7672 races lifetime, became one of only four drivers in track history to win seven races on one program.   Morand started the win parade in the second race with Mayday Mojo ($3.80) and followed with consecutive winners in the sixth with Solar Powered ($5.40) and Escape to Para...
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Miller on a roll at Scioto

on 08/15/2008 2:00 AM
Brett Miller continued to show that he didn\'t lose his driving skills during his year-long absence from racing as he won half of the 10 races at Scioto Downs on Thursday night.   He scored in the first race with the 2-year-old filly Panolua Bay by The Panderosa with a 2:01 come-from-behind victory. He then won with the sophomore trotter Royal Cat by Mr Lavec in 2:02.2 as they overtook the...
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Hawthorne wraps up summer meet

on 08/15/2008 2:00 AM
The Hawthorne Summer Harness Meet was a success by most any measure. On site handle increased by nearly 11 percent as full fields, contentious races, and a cornucopia of promotions brought more people to the Stickney, Ill. venue.   The quality of racehorse was evident by no less than four new track-record performances, either equaled or surpassed, and by the continued popularity of th...
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Sister Kae scores impressively at Saratoga

on 08/15/2008 2:00 AM
After finishing third behind Whycantiforgetyou and Dandy’s Jewel in last week’s top female pacing event at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway, Sister Kae benefited from the absence of those rivals when capturing Thursday’s featured $15,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace in 1:55.2.   Driven aggressively from post five by Mark Beckwith, Sister Kae had no intentions on settling through the early s...
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Bullville Powerful vies for third in a row

on 08/15/2008 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs is gearing up to kickoff another weekend of harness racing action as the New York State Fair races continue on. Friday gets the action rolling with five divisions of New York State Fair races for freshmen filly trotters with a post time of 6:50 p.m.   Saturday marks the return of top New York bred 3-year-old pacer Bullville Powerful from the Steve Crevani stable. The son of Bet...
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Marks scores four at Vernon

on 08/15/2008 2:00 AM
Josh Marks scored four times during Thursday night’s 12-race program at Vernon Downs, including a 1:51.4 triumph behind Marietta Hall in the week’s top Miracle Mile class for female pacers.   After finishing fourth in this class during her initial Vernon venture last Friday, Marietta Hall was on the engine from the start, motoring to the lead off the gate and cutting fractions of :26.3,...
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Point standings complete for PASS 3YO championships

on 08/15/2008 2:00 AM
With the conclusion of all four preliminary rounds of the pari-mutuel Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 3-year-olds after yesterday’s racing at Harrah\'s Chester, the competitors for the $150,000 divisional championships, to be held Sunday, September 7, at Chester, are known.   The top eight point earners declaring into the final will be starters. This year the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes i...
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Countdown begins for Breeders Crown

on 08/15/2008 2:00 AM
The Breeders Crown, harness racing divisional championship series, kicks into gear this week with supplemental entries due and payable on Monday, August 18, noon [EDT] in the racing secretary\'s office at Mohawk Racetrack.   The four Open Events, worth $1.6 million, have finals scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 30, along with the rich Metro and She’s A Great Lady stakes.   Supple...
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PHHA extends weekly harness racing show

on 08/15/2008 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association has announced that the 2008 broadcast season of PA HarnessWeek will be extended through December 20. It will continue to air on Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia every Saturday, but startingon August 30, the time slot will switch from 1pm to 4 pm. The show’s final episode was originally scheduled for Aug. 23.   \"We’re delighted to ext...
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Muscle Shirt flexes her muscles in Helen Smith

on 08/15/2008 2:00 AM
The $70,000 Helen Smith Memorial for 3-year-old filly trotters was contested at Freehold Raceway Friday afternoon. The overwhelming favorite Muscle Shirt won in 1:56.3 with Cat Manzi at the lines for trainer Chuck Sylvester. Owned by Irving Liverman, Neal Goldman, Alan Caplan and Keith Dickstein, Muscle Shirt set a new lifetime mark in the race. Fancy Vacation took the early lead easily...
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Spam Spade sets NJSS and track record

on 08/15/2008 2:00 AM
Spam Spade trotted to victory in 1:55.4, setting a track and stakes record, in the $23,250 first division of the opening round of New Jersey Sire Stakes (NJSS) action on Friday at Freehold Raceway.   The second-race clocking set a new standard for 3-year-old trotting geldings, eclipsing the NJSS and Freehold mark of 1:56 shared by Arnold Plumstead [1997], Armbro Copenhagen [2005] and G...
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NY State Fair at Tioga

on 08/15/2008 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs hosted five divisions of New York State Fair Stakes for 2-year-old filly trotters on Friday night (August 15).   Howard Okusko, Jr. and She’s So Savvy (Malabar Man-Twitty) posted the fastest split in the first division with a new lifetime mark of 1:58.4. The Purple Haze Stable LLC paid $45,000 for She’s So Savvy as a yearling and in four lifetime starts she has banked o...
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Fifth Straight for Caviar FortheLady in PASS

on 08/15/2008 2:00 AM
Caviar Forthe Lady, a 2-year-old Sj\'s Caviar-Croupier Lady filly trotter, won her fifth straight race Friday afternoon (August 15) at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, capturing one of six divisions of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 2-year-old trotting fillies. Reined by Charlie Norris, Caviar Forthe Lady left from the one post and sat third for the first half of the mile with SJ’s Minolta ...
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Bella Dolce Leads Field for SBOA Final at Mohawk

on 08/15/2008 2:00 AM
Bella Dolce simply toyed with her competition on Friday night (August 15) at Mohawk to extend her current win streak to five in winning one of two C$25,000 SBOA Stakes eliminations for 3-year-old filly trotters. The daughter of Kadabra-Pizza Dolce sat sixth in the early stages before beginning a long, uncovered journey just before the half. There was never an anxious moment for the filly, in rei...
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Dewey Tops in Sweet Sixteen

on 08/15/2008 2:00 AM
Deweycheatumnhowe was victorious in his 16th straight win Friday night at Vernon Downs.  He won handily by eight lengths in 1:54 over pacesetter Summertime Yankee and Andy Miller.   Coming home with a :28.2 final panel, Dewey overcame the assigned post position five in the $30,000 three and four year old open trot.  Co-owner and trainer Ray Schnittker drove Dewey in his first...
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