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Illinois Supreme Court rejects riverboat appeal

on 09/22/2008 2:00 AM
On Monday, Sept. 22, the Illinois Supreme Court rejected an appeal that had been made by Prairie State riverboat factions in June 2008. The appeal by the riverboats was in the form of a motion to reconsider a three percent funding that would have been extracted from Illinois-based riverboat revenues, that would in turn have given approximately $68 million to the Illinois horse racing industry. &n...
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Chicago\'s Super Night

on 09/21/2008 2:00 AM
Maxter didn\'t disappoint his backers in the $120,000 Su Mac Lad Trot, stopping the timer in 1:56.4, by one and three-quarter lengths for driver Brent Holland. Conditioned by Roger Welch, the 3-year-old son of Valley Victor has dominated his division by capturing almost all major stakes for state-bred competitors. In the Su Mac Lad, Maxter took the lead at the start from the rail and never r...
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St Lads Popcorn takes OSS Gold

on 09/20/2008 2:00 AM
Ontario Sires Stakes sweetheart St Lads Popcorn kept a firm hold on her Gold Final crown with an impressive 1:52.3 victory in Friday’s $120,000 battle at Mohawk Racetrack. After Shacked Up brought the filly’s win streak to a halt in last week’s elimination round, even trainer Jack Darling wondered if St Lads Popcorn could hold onto the Gold Final mantle she had first claimed at Flamboro Do...
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Elusive Prey, American Lane in Yonkers Opens

on 09/20/2008 2:00 AM
A pair of favorites, American Lane (Dan Dube) and Elusive Prey (Stephane Bouchard), shared Yonkers Raceway\'s Friday night marquee by winning their respective $40,000 Open Handicaps. American Lane won the weekly trotting feature, working out a pocket trip from post position six. He then outgamed both the first-up defending champ Likeabatoutahell (Bouchard) and the pace-setting Grain Of...
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SBOA/NJ adopts resolution on sports wagering at tracks

on 09/20/2008 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey has adopted a formal resolution in support of efforts by NJ State Senator Raymond J. Lesniak (D-20) to legalize sports wagering at racetracks. The resolution pledges the SBOANJ’s active support of appropriate legal and policy measures to legalize sports wagering in those states where it currently is prohibited.  Senator Lesni...
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NJSS record set by Dial or Nodial

on 09/20/2008 2:00 AM
Dial Or Nodial drew off to a 6-1/2 length victory, setting a stakes record of 1:53.4, in the $85,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings on Sept. 20 at Freehold Raceway.   Owned and bred by Arlene and Jules Siegel of New Hope, Pa., the Jim Campbell trainee swept the New Jersey Sire Stakes Finals, adding the Freehold final to the victory he had in the $1...
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Arch Madness dominates in Mohawk stake

on 09/20/2008 2:00 AM
After sitting fourth with Enough Talk setting wicked fractions, Arch Madness and Brian Sears poured on the steam down the stretch to win Saturday’s $728,600(C) Maple Leaf Trot at Mohawk in a stakes record 1:52.   Enough Talk (Luc Ouellette) lead the field to a :26.2 opening quarter with Corleone Kosmos (John Campbell) sitting in the pocket.  After the :54.4 half, Corleone Kosmos pull...
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Chancey Lady cruises in OSS Gold

on 09/20/2008 2:00 AM
Chancey Lady equaled her lifetime mark of 1:51.1 when she cruised to victory on Saturday evening in the C$120,000 Ontario Sire Stakes Gold Series Final for 3-year-old pacing fillies at Mohawk. Voelz Hanover (Mario Baillargeon) and Ms Goliath (Sylvain Filion) dueled for the early lead, through fractions of :26.3 and :55.1., but at the five-eighths mile marker Mike Saftic had wheeled Chancey Lady ...
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Darlins Delight, My Little Dragon win Milton elims

on 09/20/2008 2:00 AM
My Little Dragon fulfilled her 1-5 sendoff by surging to victory in the first of two $50,000 eliminations for the Milton Stakes for pacing fillies and mares three and up, Saturday at Mohawk.O’Brien Award winner, Hana Hanover, with Randy Waples in the bike, strolled through early fractions of :27.0, :56.3, and 1:24.3 while Brian Sears played a waiting game with My Little Dragon, working the mare ...
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2CP OSS Gold elims to Millionaire Cam, Nebupanezzar

on 09/20/2008 2:00 AM
Favourite Millionaire Cam prevailed in a tense stretch battle with Shady Cam to take the first of two Ontario Sires Stakes Gold eliminations for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings tonight at Mohawk.Longshot Windsong Fortune took command off the gate with LH Remachable pocketing up and Millionaire Cam, who left from the inside post, biding his time back in sixth through a :27.3 first quarter. M...
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Brothers finish 1-2 in Indiana Downs feature

on 09/20/2008 2:00 AM
It’s not often that siblings compete on the same card, let alone in the same race. Brothers Rebelman and Freddyscooter not only battled in Indiana Downs featured contest, a $20,000 invitational pace, Saturday evening, September 20, but only a neck separated the two at the finish. Seven year old Rebelman, driven by Trace Tetrick, held off the late-charging Freddyscooter and Ricky Macomber in 1:51...
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Timer, track checked for accuracy

on 09/19/2008 2:00 AM
The Red Mile’s president and CEO Joe Costa announced Friday morning that the accuracy of the teletimer has been recertified and that the famed racetrack will also be surveyed—as soon as Friday afternoon and no later than Monday—to ensure accuracy in its circumference before the two-week Grand Circuit stand begins Tuesday, Sept. 23.   A representative of American Teletimer has bee...
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Callies Sweetheart wins Sunshine Stakes for 2FP

on 09/19/2008 2:00 AM
Callies Sweetheart paced to a lifetime mark of 1:56.4 on Friday (September 19) at the Isle Pompano Park in winning her division of the Florida Sunshine State Stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies.   Trained and driven to victory by breeder/owner Melvyn Aylor, it was a tough, grind-it-out victory for Callies Sweetheart.   The third race $7,272 first division saw Dontbreakmyheart and d...
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Touchdown Franco scores in fastest Standardbred 2CT

on 09/18/2008 2:00 AM
Brad Hanners moved favored Touchdown Franco to the top at the half and then held off the pocket-sitting Y-Dat to win the fastest of two $39,123 Standardbred divisions for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds Thursday afternoon in 1:58.3.   Y-Dat and John Campbell wrestled the lead coming out of the first turn from the Dave Palone-driven Up Front Prayer, and...
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Fastest OBC 3FP goees to Perfect M Forever

on 09/18/2008 2:00 AM
Perfect M Forever won the fastest of three $17,676 Ohio Breeders Championship divisoins for 3-year-old filly pacers Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds, crossing the wire in 1:54.3. The other two OBC splits went to Sugar Scoot Brown (1:55) and Jane\'s Big Gal (1:55.1).   Mark Winters trains and drives Perfect M Forever, who defeated Cruzin Inya Jammys and Yankee Oak for her...
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Lou\'s Legacy wins Harold Dancer Memorial

on 09/18/2008 2:00 AM
Lou’s Legacy rallied in the stretch and drew off to a 2 1/2-length victory in the $85,000 Harold Dancer Memorial Open Trot, the featured sixth race on Wednesday at Freehold Raceway. The Harold Dancer Memorial Open Trot for 2 year olds by New Jersey-based stallions is sponsored by the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey. Lou’s Legacy, bred and owned by Mal and J...
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Career bests set in OBC for sophomore colt pacers

on 09/18/2008 2:00 AM
Show Me Big Slick won the first of two $26,289 Ohio Breeders Championships for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds, while Roxies Big Guy captured the second split in wire-to-wire fashion.   Show Me Big Slick was driven by Tim Tetrick to the 1:52.4 victory, defeating Raps Big Boy (Dan Noble) and C\'Mon Lew W (Ray Paver). The gelded son of T...
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World record for Dennis in Old Oaken Bucket division

on 09/18/2008 2:00 AM
David Miller captured both $75,560 Old Oaken Bucket divisions Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds, including a world-record 1:53.3 effort by the 3-year-old gelding Dennis, as well as a 1:56.2 score with The Budster.   Miller had the 3-5 favored Dennis on the lead early, setting first-half fractions of :27.3 and :56, although he had to do a give-and-take with the R...
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Nob Hill High, Mobile take Standardbred splits

on 09/18/2008 2:00 AM
Nob Hill High, a son of McArdle out of the mare Anniecrombie, the winner of the 1988 Jugette, posted a 13-1 upset victory in 1:54 in the first of three $30,349 Standardbred divisions for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds.   Driven by David Miller for trainer Bill Webb, Nob Hill High won for the second time in six starts to go along with ...
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Pedigree Snob, Indulge Me wins Standardbred 2FP splits

on 09/18/2008 2:00 AM
Sweetheart Pace winner Pedigree Snob had no problems from her inside post position as she easily won the first of two $34,173 Standardbred divisions for 2-year-old filly pacers Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds in 1:54.4, with Indulge Me romping to a 1:53.2 decision in the second split.   Pedigree Snob, driven by Sam \"Chip\" Noble, had the lead in the first turn but brie...
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