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Spam Spade favored in New Jersey Futurity

on 10/08/2008 2:00 AM
Spam Spade, fresh off a victory in a division of the Bluegrass Stakes, has been installed as the 3-1 morning line favorite in the $51,390 New Jersey Futurity for 3-year-old trotters Friday at Freehold Raceway. The New Jersey Futurity is restricted to offspring of New Jersey stallions and is sponsored by the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey. The field fe...
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Shetler reaches 2,000 career wins with Indy Downs driving triple

on 10/08/2008 2:00 AM
Veteran horseman Dan Shetler piloted his 2,000th career winner Wednesday evening, October 8 at Indiana Downs. The trainer registered a driving triple on the program, capped by the milestone win in the night’s 10th race with freshman pacer Ragin Watts. The victory marked his 101st of the year. “According to today’s standards it doesn’t sound like a whole lot,” Shetler said. “Th...
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Whosgoinwhosstayin recovers from break to remain perfect

on 10/08/2008 2:00 AM
Undefeated two year old trotter Whosgoinwhosstayin posted his 10th straight win Wednesday at the isle casino & racing at pompano park in the $14,350 Florida Sale Stake for colts and geldings. After an early break and 15 lengths behind the leader, driver Mickey McNichol was able to get Whosgoinwhosstayin back on stride to catch the field to win in 2:01 by 10 lengths. “After making a break...
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Field set for Sunday\'s Harrah\'s Chester Drivers\' Challenge

on 10/07/2008 2:00 AM
On Sunday Harrah\'s Chester Casino and Racetrack will host its second annual Drivers\' Challenge, with eight of North America\'s top drivers taking part for a share of $60,000 in prize money. The participating drivers will be donating their five-percent commissions to Operation Warm (www.operationwarm.org), an organization that provides underprivileged children nationwide with winter coats....
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Campbell steers filly pacer to Mohawk victory

on 10/07/2008 2:00 AM
Shacked Up made short work of nine rivals in capturing Monday night\'s $120,000(C) Ontario Sire Stakes Gold final for 2-year-old filly pacers at Mohawk Racetrack in 1:52.3. With John Campbell in town to drive for the first time, the filly got away third in the early going and watched as Arts Star put up a solid first fraction of :27.2 with longshot Icey Breeze leaving alertly to grab the po...
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Former Twins manager Kelly\'s Print It scores at Harrington

on 10/07/2008 2:00 AM
Former Minnesota Twins manager Tom Kelly\'s Print It ($16, Ross Wolfenden) was an upset winner Monday in the featured $20,000 Junior Open Pace at Harrington Raceway in 1:52.3. The Josh Green trainee took full advantage of an early speed duel between Village Blitz (Tony Morgan) and Brian P (Brandon Givens). Brian P refused the two hole and eventually drove on for the lead in a blistering :2...
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One Awesome Lavec returns to Saratoga\'s winner\'s circle

on 10/07/2008 2:00 AM
Michael Polansky’s One Awsome Lavec halted a nine-race losing streak on Monday when taking the co-featured $5,500 non-winners trot at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway in 1:59.4, giving trainer Dave Spagnola his third victory of the matinee program. Driven from post one by Brian Cross, One Awsome Lavec settled comfortably in the pocket as Primo trotted on the lead through moderate fractions of :28.3...
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Pennsylvania Fair finals for sophomore fillies at Meadows

on 10/07/2008 2:00 AM
Talk All Day found late racing room between horses and captured the $20,000 Pennsylvania Fair final for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Monday at The Meadows. Though she set track records this year at Gratz and Arden, Talk All Day was second choice in the wagering behind the powerful Roger Hammer entry of Makerbark and Ty’s Artist. However, when Makerbark endured an extended first-over trip ...
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Jersey-based driver says he\'s a couple weeks away from sulky

on 10/07/2008 2:00 AM
Driver George Brennan told harnessracing.com Tuesday morning that he is within a couple of weeks of returning to the sulky after recovering from a broken right wrist suffered in a race accident at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in late May. Brennan, 41, said he had surgery last week to take a plate out of the wrist and that he hopes to be driving soon at Harrah’s Chester and Freehold as he prepares...
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Ohio\'s steroid prohibition to begin Jan. 1

on 10/07/2008 2:00 AM
At the Ohio State Racing Commission’s regularly scheduled meeting on September 17 at the Log Cabin on the grounds of the Delaware County Fairgrounds, the commission voted unanimously to approve an anabolic steroid policy and forward it to the Analytical Toxicology Laboratory at the Ohio Department of Agriculture.   Commissioner Ted Brown made the motion to adopt the new policy a...
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Lexington Selected Sale concludes

on 10/06/2008 2:00 AM
The 2008 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale was completed at the Fasig-Tipton Pavilion Sunday, and when the numbers were tallied, a total of 793 horses were sold for an average price of $40,494, a drop of 10.1 percent from the 2007 average. The average price, however, was still ahead of the 2006 average of $39,117, and gross sales also outpaced 2006 ($32.1 million in \'08 versus $30.7 in \'06). &nb...
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$165,000 yearlings tops third session at Lexington Selected sale

on 10/04/2008 2:00 AM
The Lexington Selected Yearling Sale continued Friday night and another 156 yearlings were sold, with the average price of $41,397 a 10.5 percent decline from last year\'s average of $46,238 for the third session. A total of 151 yearlings were sold in last year\'s third session.   The average price was up 2.3 percent for the first session and declined 10.6 percent in the second session. &n...
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Trace Tetrick wins four, scores training double at Indy Downs

on 10/04/2008 2:00 AM
Defending leading driver Trace Tetrick had a big night at Indiana Downs Friday, October 3, collecting four wins on the 11-race card. Two of the winners, Koby’s Lass and Ima Parkin Oops, were also trained by Tetrick. Tetrick’s first win of the night came in the third race, as he guided the Jeff Brewer-trained Stone Cold Fever to a 1:54.4 win. The six-year-old gelded son of Rustler Hanover, sen...
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Trainers say they\'ll fight EPO positives

on 10/04/2008 2:00 AM
Four horses at The Red Mile have tested positive for illegal blood-doping agents under the track’s new out-of-competition testing policy, but all four trainers—who are not being named by The Red Mile—have told The Horseman And Fair World magazine that they were shocked to hear they had positives, are denying they their horses could have been given any such drugs, and are questioning how thei...
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Saturday\'s a $6-million backstretch morning with Gordon

on 10/04/2008 2:00 AM
It\'s a $6-million Saturday morning at The Red Mile--I\'ll explain why in a bit--and as I sit in the press box shooting the breeze with my friend, Dean Hoffman--I first asked him if I could call him Joe but he reminded me his name was Dean--it\'s just a glorious day in Lexington. Bright sunshine and a high expected in the low 70s; I already have my jacket off and plan on bringing it back to m...
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Bruschette wins Allerage Mare Trot

on 10/04/2008 2:00 AM
Bruschette picked a great time to win her first race since late June as the 4-year-old daughter of Andover Hall was rallied from far back at the top of the stretch to win the $85,500 Allerage for older mare trotters Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile. Ron Pierce, the leading driver during this year\'s two-week Grand Circuit stand in Lexington, was in the sulky as she closed fast to win in 1:53.1. ...
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Hana Hanover scores in Allerage Mare Pace

on 10/04/2008 2:00 AM
Hana Hanover, who paced to a world-record equaling 1:49.2 victory last fall at The Red Mile as a 3 year old, equaled that clocking Saturday as a 4 year old in winning the $86,300 Allerage final for mares over that same racetrack. Brian Sears was in the sulky as the daughter of Western Hanover showed extreme gameness down the stretch to earn the hard-fought victory.   Ideal Weather and drive...
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Prayer I Am springs huge upset in Allerage Open Trot

on 10/04/2008 2:00 AM
Two-time Kentucky Sire Stakes champion Prayer I Am gave Lexington-based trainer Kevin Thomas an 83-1 upset victory in the $160,000 Allerage Farms Open Trot Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile. Driver David Miller sat patiently on the inside until deep stretch when he tipped his charge to the outside and on to the 1:51.4 victory.   Leaving from post one, Miller sat third on the pylons down th...
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Dewey wins first heat in 1:52.3

on 10/04/2008 2:00 AM
Deweycheatumnhowe overcame post 10 and a trip that put him far behind the pacesetters and rallied five and six wide through the homestretch to finish alongside Clerk Magistrate, but get the slim win in the first heat of the Kentucky Futurity in 1:52.3 on a sunny Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile.   Crazed took the early lead, then yielded to supplemental entry Define The Wor...
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Mister Big comes up big in Allerage Open Pace

on 10/04/2008 2:00 AM
Brian Sears pulled Mister Big from fourth approaching the half to take aim at the leading Won The West and the 5 year old was able to grind his way to a 1:49.4 victory in the $157,000 Allerage Farms Open Pace, surpassing the $3-million mark in career earnings along the way.   Won The West and Greg Grismore set fractions of :26.2, :55 and 1:23.2 but was unable to fend off the determined big ...
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