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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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Express Glide, Jeansandatshirt win Review trots

on 08/12/2008 2:00 AM
Two days of Review Stakes at the Illinois State Fair came to a conclusion with Express Glide capturing the $70,000 Review-Greyhound in 1:59.3 for his second victory in as many starts. Earlier, Jeansandatshirt won the $38,000 Review for freshman filly trotters in 1:57.3.   Express Glide, with Brent Holland in the bike, sat fourth at the rail as Magic Carpet Ride and Andy Miller got away with...
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Sophomore colt pacer SBSW on verge of $2 million

on 08/11/2008 2:00 AM
 In what’s become his trademark style, Brent MacGrath’s Somebeachsomewhere powered to a 4 3/4-length victory Sunday night at Mohawk in the $180,000(C) Ontario Sire Stakes Gold final for 3-year-old pacing colts, and effortlessly set a new OSS record of 1:49.2 while he was at it.The Monster from the Maritimes, partnered as always with Paul MacDonell, left from post three and let Keysto...
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Chicy Micky equals Robert Stewart record

on 08/11/2008 2:00 AM
Longshot Novelty AS broke her maiden in fine style Sunday night in the first of four divisions of the Robert Stewart Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Mohawk, as she trotted to the wire three lengths ahead of her nearest rivals in 1:59.2.Jody Jamieson, catch-driving Novelty AS after regular driver/trainer Anette Lorentzon ran into traffic heading up from New Jersey, was the only driver to...
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Stewart filly winners go gate to wire

on 08/11/2008 2:00 AM
A pair of Ontario Sire Stakes stars, Northern Duchess and St. Lads Popcorn, were victorious in Sunday night\'s two $106,000(C) Robert Stewart Stakes divisions for 2-year-old filly pacers at Mohawk Racetrack. Both fillies were able to score in gate-to-wire fashion, with Northern Duchess taking the opening split for driver Mike Saftic in 1:55. The daughter of Western Terror-Lady Mist, trained by ...
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Perfect Launch sets career mark in NY Fair Stakes

on 08/11/2008 2:00 AM
Perfect Launch and Jim Morrill Jr. took down the second division of the New York State Fair Stakes for 2-year old pacing fillies on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs. The mile of 1:54.3 established a new lifetime mark for the 2-year old daughter of Riverboat King out of the Topnotcher mare Cambridge United.   Linda Toscano trains Perfect Launch, who was a $30,000 yearling purchase by owner Ke...
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Ab\'s Beach Boy upsets Always A Virgin in Lexington

on 08/11/2008 2:00 AM
Always A Virgin, a winner of over $1 million last year, was the overwhelming choice of the betting public on Sunday night at The Red Mile, dispatched as the 1-5 choice in the $6,000 Open. However, someone forgot to tell Ab’s Beach Boy and driver Kyle Ater, who used a first-over trip to look the heavy favorite in the eye and get his nose ahead at the wire in 1:50.4. Stacey Ruddick is the owner-...
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