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Important notice--If you\'re heading to Jug, check on your room

on 09/16/2008 2:00 AM
If you are planning on traveling to Delaware, Ohio for the Jugette and/or the Little Brown Jug Wednesday and Thursday, and have room reservations at a motel/hotel in the area, you are advised to call to check on your status as only about 60 percent of the power has been restored as of Tuesday morning, and with locals needing rooms, you may be canceled. Persons already in Delaware for the week\'s r...
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Four straight for JNB N Me at Indiana Downs

on 09/16/2008 2:00 AM
Shady Lane Meadows’ JNB N Me, fresh off a narrow victory in the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for freshman filly pacers, collected her fourth consecutive victory at Indiana Downs Monday, September 15. The Dream Work two year old won her $15,000 ISS division in 1:55.4 while Ag-N-Au Bluegrass captured an earlier division in 1:54.3. Ed Hensley picked up the drive, and the victory, in the nigh...
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2009 dates awarded to Balmoral, Maywood

on 09/16/2008 2:00 AM
The Illinois Racing Board has awarded 2009 racing dates and only Balmoral Park and Maywood Park will host Standardbreds, with Hawthorne only receiving dates for Thoroughbred racing.   Maywood Park will race on Jan. 1 and Jan. 2, with Balmoral racing on Jan. 3 and Jan. 4. Then, both tracks will be dark for live racing, with Balmoral resuming Jan. 28 and Maywood on Jan. 29. Maywood will race ...
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Out-of-competition testing at Red Mile

on 09/16/2008 2:00 AM
The Red Mile in conjunction with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission will be conducting random \"EPO\" testing for the upcoming Grand Circuit meet. Commission veterinarians will be taking blood samples for the purpose of detecting blood doping agents. Testing will be conducted daily on a random basis. The complete explanation is available at theredmile.com. (Red Mile)
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Wolff named superintendent of track and backstretch at Big M

on 09/16/2008 2:00 AM
The New Jersey Sports Exposition Authority has named Gary Wolff as superintendent of track and backstretch operations at Meadowlands Racetrack.
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A dozen Simpsons for 2 year olds highlight Red Mile card

on 09/16/2008 2:00 AM
The Red Mile played host to an action packed 18-race card on Monday night, filled with 12 divisions of the John Simpson Memorial Stakes for freshman trotters and pacers. Some of the best 2 year olds in the country were in town in preparation for the Grand Circuit meet that begins Tuesday, Sept. 23, and continues through closing day Saturday, Oct. 4. One of those 2 year olds was Annieswester...
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Lachance, McCarthy, Miller involved in Red Mile qualifier spill

on 09/16/2008 2:00 AM
A race accident in a qualifier at The Red Mile Tuesday morning caused two horses to fall and another to unseat Hall of Fame driver Mike Lachance, but all involved came out of the incident unscathed. Lachance was tended to by medical personnel on site after the accident and was deemed OK, with Erv Miller and Andrew McCarthy, who were behind the other horses involved, also fine.   Miller\'s P...
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132 yearlings sold in first session of Ohio Selected Jug Sale

on 09/16/2008 2:00 AM
Despite power outages in the area, the opening session of the Ohio Selected Jug Sale got underway Monday night not far from the Delaware County Fairgrounds, and two yearlings were sold in the $37,000-$40,000 range.   A total of 132 yearlings were sold in the first session for an average price of $7,489.   The sale was quickly kicked off by the first horse to walk in the ring, a ...
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Canadian vet has Jug hopeful in Shadow Play

on 09/16/2008 2:00 AM
Dr. Ian Moore, a veterinarian turned trainer, is living a boyhood dream as his 3-year-old pacer Shadow Play is a 5-2 favorite in the first of three eliminations for Thursday’s $551,225 Little Brown Jug at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds.    “I’ve been around horses since I was 12 years old and I have trained horses most of my adult life,\" said Dr. Moore. \"I teach some vete...
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Deuce Seelster scratched from Jug

on 09/16/2008 2:00 AM
Deuce Seelster has been scratched from the Little Brown Jug, having developed a quarter crack.  He had been scheduled to compete in the second elimination of the Jug. The Western Maverick colt\'s departure left John Campbell briefly without a drive in the 63rd edition of the LBJ, but he was then named to drive Mystery Chase in the same elimination.   Ohio native ...
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Good News Lady hoping to break role as bridesmaid

on 09/16/2008 2:00 AM
Will Wednesday $300,475 Jugette Filly Pace be Good News Lady’s break through effort this season? The filly is winless in 12 starts this season, but has been a bridesmaid many times.      Good News Lady has earned $360,885 for Brittany Farms, Val D’Or Farms and Christina Takter.  In fact, in two years she has banked $592,359 in 24 career starts.   “...
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Indiana Downs track records for Cabana Fever, Suprizemeagain

on 09/16/2008 2:00 AM
Four-year-old Cabana Fever added her name to Indiana Downs’ record books Tuesday evening, September 16 with an impressive 1:51 victory. The daughter of Real Desire, driven by Trace Tetrick, established a new track record for older pacing mares with the victory. Earlier in the program freshman pacer Suprizemeagain equaled his track mark in an Indiana Sires Stakes victory. Coming into Tuesday’s...
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Tom Cango overcomes harsh conditions to win Wellwood

on 09/15/2008 2:00 AM
Tom Cango survived a grueling trip on the front end, under brutal weather conditions, to capture the $514,100(C) William Wellwood Memorial final for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters on Sunday night at Mohawk Racetrack. The gutsy win improved his career record to a perfect five for five. With John Campbell in the driver\'s seat, the son of Tom Ridge-B Cor Tamgo floated off the gate from...
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Monday\'s card racing as scheduled

on 09/15/2008 2:00 AM
Although power remains out at the Delaware, Ohio County Fairgrounds due to the extremely windy remnants of Hurricane Ike, the four Ohio Breeders Championships and Fouts Memorial Pace canceled on Sunday because of the weather will be raced at noon Monday, and the reguarly scheduled card will begin at 1:30 p.m. Phone service has been restored as of 11:30 a.m., and Delaware officials expect...
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Windsong Soprano captures Peaceful Way

on 09/15/2008 2:00 AM
Windsong Soprano turned in a flawless performance to capture the $501,600(C) Peaceful Way final for two-year-old trotting fillies in 1:57.1 over a rain-soaked Mohawk Racetrack on Sunday night. Steve Condren had the daughter of Windsong\'s Legacy leaving alertly from post four and she was able to avoid an early break in stride by the hard-leaving Seaside who jumped it off as the field reach...
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Kentucky one step closer to whipping regulations

on 09/15/2008 2:00 AM
The safety and welfare committee of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) voted Monday to recommend changes in racing rules governing the use of whips in Standardbred racing.   The committee voted to ban all one-handed whipping in Standardbred racing. The committee adopted a rule that would require a driver to hold a line in each hand and keep both hands in front of the body throughou...
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HRTV to show Jug, Jugette cards live

on 09/15/2008 2:00 AM
HorseRacing TV (HRTV) will present live coverage of the $551,225 Little Brown Jug and the Jugette from the Delaware County Fairgrounds. HRTV will show both the Jug day and Jugette day cards in their entirety.   The 63rd edition of the fabled Jug is the second leg of pacing\'s Triple Crown, which is annually contested on the third Thursday of September, and features many of th...
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Round Barn fund raiser part of Lexington scene

on 09/15/2008 2:00 AM
In addition to possible appearances by Deweycheatumnhowe and Somebeachsomewhere on the track on Saturday, Sept. 27, the first big weekend of the fall championship meet at The Red Mile will include a fund raiser for the historic Round Barn. The special event will take place on Friday, Sept. 26, beginning at 6:30 pm.   This year’s event, titled “Celebrate the History—Dan Patch,” will ...
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Bridgejumper has faith in 2-year-old filly pacer

on 09/15/2008 2:00 AM
When Warrawee Kay got away toward the rear of the field in one of two $12,050 divisions of the John Simpson Memorial for 2-year-old filly pacers Monday night at The Red Mile at least one bettor was likely holding his or her breath as she had $207,767 wagered on her to show. But driver Ron Pierce worked the daughter of Real Desire up first-over, finally taking the lead in midstretch, but then had t...
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NY Night of Champions produces new records

on 09/14/2008 2:00 AM
Let us take a moment to remember those who used to be in the hallowed Yonkers Raceway record section. Thong, in for a mere two months...gone. Ace High Hall, Donttellmymife and Happy Ticket...eclipsed, but with an asterisk. Kissing Bandit and two others from the same sewing circle....please leave. Presidential Ball, a Sweet 16 seasons in the annals...go away. Such were some of the outcome...
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