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Colonial holds Extreme Day with 3 types of racing

on 09/14/2008 2:00 AM
Colonial Downs’ “Extreme Day” lived up to its billing Sunday with huge payouts in steeplechase and harness races, unseasonable 97-degree heat, and lucky number 13 leading a clean sweep for the outside post positions in the day’s lone flat Thoroughbred race.   “Extreme Day” took full advantage of Colonial’s unique racing surfaces, featuring eight harness races on the 1 ¼-mile ...
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Diana Hall wins photo finish in Moni Maker

on 09/14/2008 2:00 AM
Diana Hall, who went off at odds of 7 to 1, nosed out 1 to 2 favorite Lantern Kronos in a tight three-way photo finish that also included Stage Show, and captured the $225,200 Moni Maker final for 3-year-old trotting fillies in a career-best 1:53.2 at The Red Mile Sunday night.   Diana Hall and Ron Pierce left from post five and took the field of nine to the quarter in :28.3 before yielding...
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Art Official, Badlands Nitro, Lonestar Legend Jug elim favorites

on 09/13/2008 2:00 AM
Art Official, a $45,000 Little Brown Jug supplemental entry off his win in the Cane Pace, landed post one and the status as favorite in the third of three eliminations for the second jewel of pacing\'s Triple Crown Thursday at the Delaware, Ohio County fairgrounds. Twenty sophomore male pacers were entered for this year\'s $551,225 renewal, with Badlands Nitro and Lonestar Legend being named the m...
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Undefeated Whosgoinwhosstayin wins FLSS

on 09/13/2008 2:00 AM
Undefeated two-year-old trotter, Whosgoinwhosstayin, helped kicked off Pompano Park Harness Track\'s 45th anniversary season Friday, posting his seven straight win. Driven by Mickey McNichol, who also celebrated his 60th birthday Friday, Whosgoinwhosstayin led from start to finish in a division of the $60,000 Florida Sunshine State Stakes, winning in a romp by six and one-half lengths. Linda ...
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Shipps Xpectancy ties stake record, Straight Shooting in 2nd div

on 09/13/2008 2:00 AM
Even though Mohawk was listed as sloppy Saturday night, Shipps Xpectancy wasted no time in the first division of the $194,600 Nassagaweya Stakes and tied the stakes record of 1:51.1.   Randy Waples pointed Shipps Xpectancy straight to the front but yielded to Nicholas C Hanover (Jody Jamieson) by the :26.4 opening quarter.  Shipps Xpectancy popped the pocket before the :55.3 half to re...
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Deweycheatumnhowe wins Canadian Trotting Classic

on 09/13/2008 2:00 AM
Using a new racing strategy, Deweycheatumnhowe sat in the pocket for Saturday\'s $1 million Canadian Trotting Classic at Mohawk and got up to win in 1:53.2.   Dewey overcame post 10, left with Celebrity Secret (Ron Pierce) on his inside and got to the front by the :27.3 opening quarter. Crazed and Tim Tetrick were parked through the turn but took the lead at the three-eighths.&nbs...
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Maple Leaf Trot elims to Corleone Kosmos, Armbro Chronicle

on 09/13/2008 2:00 AM
Corleone Kosmos dodged the worst of the mud and slop with a perfect front-end trip to take the first of two C$50,000 eliminations for the C$728,600 Maple Leaf Trot, tonight at a rain-soaked Mohawk Racetrack.   Arch Madness and trainer/driver Trond Smedshammer dogged the 6-year-old son of S Js Photo through fractions of :27.0, :57.0, and 1:25.4, and Jody Jamieson made a bid on the outside wi...
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OSS Gold elims for 3FP held at Mohawk

on 09/13/2008 2:00 AM
Im Just Special made it three in a row tonight as she won the first of two C$40,000 eliminations for the Ontario Sires Stakes Gold final for 3-year-old pacing fillies.  Tim Tetrick avoided the worst of the slop by sending Im Just Special to the lead early, with Chancey Lady and Mike Saftic chasing her throughout the mile.  Saftic made a move to challenge in the stretch but couldn\'t ma...
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Miller time in NJSS

on 09/12/2008 2:00 AM
David Miller won three of the five New Jersey Sire Stakes Green Acres for 2-year-old pacers on Thursday at Freehold Raceway. Miller\'s wins came with Sweepstake Jake, Enjoy The View and AJ McArdle. Miller’s triple began in the third race with 4-1 Sweepstake Jake, a son of Cam’s Card Shark–Duck Duck Goose. His second win was with 20-1 Enjoy The View, a Life Sign filly, who ...
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Will Carnivore roar in Nassagaweya?

on 09/12/2008 2:00 AM
The $1 million Canadian Trotting Classic is the marquee event this Saturday’s star-studded race card at Mohawk, but two $190,000-plus flights of the Nassagaweya Stakes will give race fans a chance to catch some emerging 2-year-old pacing stars, as well. John Darling trainee Carnivore is the 2-1 favorite in the second of the Nassagawegya divisions, despite a misfire in the $160,454(C) Cha...
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Pompano set to open Friday with Sunshine State Stakes

on 09/12/2008 2:00 AM
Undefeated Whosgoinwhosstayin heads the Isle Pompano Park Harness Track’s opening night card on Friday as the track ushers in its 45th anniversary season of horse racing.   Post time is 7:25 pm for Florida’s only nighttime horse racing track. The opening program features more than $60,000 in stakes events with the Florida Sunshine State Stakes for 2 and 3-year-old trotters and pacers. ...
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Freshman pacing colts take center stage at The Meadows

on 09/12/2008 2:00 AM
Buckeye Nation easily won his division of a $246,288 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for freshman pacing colts and geldings on Thursday at The Meadows. The stake, known as the Tyler B, was contested over six divisions, with Panmunjom, Spring Again, Passit, Wambam Sam and Clear Vision capturing the other splits. Dave Palone fashioned a four-bagger in the stake with Buckeye Nation, Panmunjom, Spring...
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Ater, Morgan wrap up Scioto titles

on 09/12/2008 2:00 AM
Kyle Ater leads all drivers with 93 wins at the 2008 Scioto Downs meet as the season wraps up with programs on Friday and Saturday evenings.   Once again, Virgil Morgan Jr. repeated as the leading trainer at Scioto Downs. The powerful Morgan Stable had sent out the winners of 46 races through last Saturday to lead all trainers.   The two Ohio horsemen received plaques commemo...
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Falls For You wins Miss Versatility leg at Vernon

on 09/12/2008 2:00 AM
Falls For You and driver Brian Sears made a triumphant return to Vernon Downs on Thursday night, capturing the track’s $25,000 leg of the Miss Versatility Trotting Series, sponsored by the Allerage Farms. Made the betting favorite as a result of their 1:53.1 track record performance (4-year-old trotting mares) in the Conway Hall final here on Aug. 15, Falls For You and Sears idled in fourth as...
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Lantern Kronos draw post two in Sunday\'s Moni Maker final

on 09/12/2008 2:00 AM
After receiving a bye directly into the final, World Filly Trotting Derby winner Lantern Kronos will leave from post two in Sunday’s $225,200 Moni Maker for 3-year-old filly trotters at The Red Mile, while Stage Show, who won the single elimination last week, will start from post nine.   Lantern Kronos received a bye by virtue of being the richest entrant in the field in 2008 with $7...
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McCarthy rules in Red Mile late-closers

on 09/12/2008 2:00 AM
Heavy rains trounced downtown Lexington for the better part of the afternoon on Thursday, making for \"sloppy\" track conditions throughout the 13-race card.  Late-closers were featured on the track for 3 -and 4-year-old trotters and pacers.    The night’s fourth race, a $6,000 late-closing event for colt pacers, was won by Charismatic, a 3-year-old son of Western Ide...
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Good News Lady morning-line choice in Jugette

on 09/12/2008 2:00 AM
Good News Lady, winless in 12 starts this season but with 2008 earnings of $360,885, is the 5-2 morning line favorite for Wednesday’s $300,475 Jugette for 3-year-old filly pacers at the Delaware County Fair in Delaware, Ohio. Ten 3-year-old fillies were entered for the 38th Jugette.   Good News Lady has finished second or third eight times racing against the finest fillies in her div...
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Batavia to honor Ben Webster

on 09/12/2008 2:00 AM
When he was a young boy growing up in Hilton, N.Y., about 25 miles from Batavia, it’s doubtful that Ben Webster ever thought he would win a Hambletonian and Little Brown Jug, but during his 47-year career as a harness racing driver that’s exactly what happened.   In the winter of 1957, Benny \"The Whip” Webster went to work for Earl Cordwell down in Florida. Shortly after the st...
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Crazed named CTC favorite over Dewey

on 09/12/2008 2:00 AM
Last week, Mohawk race fans witnessed a stunner when dark horse, Crazed, reached past the previously unassailable Deweycheatumnhowe in an elimination for the Canadian Trotting Classic, and demolished a 17-race win streak. On Saturday night, the two will meet again--and this time there’s a cool million dollars at stake. Co-owner/trainer/driver Ray Schnittker has made no excuses for h...
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Dreamlands Latte sets NJSS Green Acres record

on 09/12/2008 2:00 AM
Dreamlands Latte turned in a stakes-record performance to win the $35,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Green Acres final for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Friday at Freehold Raceway. The daughter of Artsplace, the New Jersey Sire Stakes 2-Year-Old Filly Pacer of the Year in 2007, grabbed the lead at the half and drew off to a 2 2/3-length victory in 1:53.4, a stakes record. The cl...
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