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Mister Big cruises in Winbak Pace

on 09/18/2008 2:00 AM
Mister Big, sent off the 1-9 favorite, led wire to wire to win the $56,650 Winbak Pace for older horses in 1:51 Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds. Brian Sears was behind the 5-year-old son of Grinfromeartoear as he posted his sixth straight victory, a streak that includes the Breeders Crown, Canadian Pacing Derby and William Haughton Memorial.   Mister Big led through fra...
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Shadow Play, Lonestar Legend, Art Official win Jug elims

on 09/18/2008 2:00 AM
David Miller captured the first two eliminations for the 63rd Little Brown Jug Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds, scoring a stakes record-equaling 1:50 win in the first split with Shadow Play and then shattering that mark with a 1:49.3 score behind Lonestar Legend in the second division, and Art Official overcame a couple of missteps throughout his journey to win the third ...
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Susie\'s Magic wins Ms Versatility final

on 09/18/2008 2:00 AM
Susie\'s Magic sat second behind the tempo-setting Godiva Hall and then rallied past in deep stretch to win the $117,500 Ms Versatility final for older trotting mares Thursday at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds. Jody Jamieson was behind the 5-year-old daughter of Dream Vacation as she scored in 1:54.2 in finding the winner\'s circle for the first time in 12 starts this year.   Godiva Hall an...
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Little Brown Jug goes to Shadow Play in two-heat record

on 09/18/2008 2:00 AM
Shadow Play led from start to finish to win the second and deciding heat of the $551,225 Little Brown Jug Thursday at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds, posting a 1:50.1 finish for driver David Miller, the second Jug victory for the Ohio native. The combined time with his elim victory of 1:50 established a new world mark for two heats.   Drawing post one among the three elimination winners, Mi...
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Classic Lane wins Buckette

on 09/17/2008 2:00 AM
Pennsylvania Sire Stakes champion Classic Lane led wire to wire to win the $82,830 Buckette for 3-year-old filly trotters Wednesday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds. Driven by David Miller, Classic Lane crossed the finish line a length in front of Charged Freight and Ray Paver in a national season\'s best 1:55.3.   Classic Lane set fractions of :28.2, :58 and 1:27.1 in the short ...
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Sugarcane Yankee wins Standardbred

on 09/17/2008 2:00 AM
John Campbell sent Sugarcane Yankee three wide around the final turn and the daughter of Windsong\'s Legacy went on to a 2:01 victory in the $60,047 Standardbred for 2-year-old filly trotters Wednesday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds.   Under urging from Campbell down the stretch, Sugarcane Yankee was able to hold off the late rally of Northmedo Esther and Jody Jamieson. Gracefu...
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Magician dies at age 13

on 09/17/2008 2:00 AM
Magician, winner of $3.5 million and 49 races with a mark of 1:52.2, including most of harness racing’s prestigious events, died early Wednesday morning at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center at the age of 13. Magician’s owner, Leslie McLaren, who first came to know the horse when he was on turn out at her Columbus, New Jersey farm, said the horse was euthanized whe...
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Standupnkissmee, Somethinsgotagive take OBC splits

on 09/17/2008 2:00 AM
Standupnkissme won the fastest of two $34,388 Ohio Breeders Championship divisions for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers Wednesday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds, touring the half-mile oval in 1:54.4. Somethinsgotagive won the second OBC split in 1:55.1.   David Miller was in the sulky behind Sandupnkissme, who won for the seventh time in nine starts, equaling his career best ...
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Good News Lady wins opening heat of Jugette

on 09/17/2008 2:00 AM
It was good news for Good News Lady as the 3-year-old filly pacer won the first heat of the $300,475 Jugette Wednesday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds, in 1:53.1, the first win of the year for the daughter of Western Ideal.   A field of nine lined up behind the gate--Ideal Morning was scratched \"sick\" earlier in the day--and at the outset the inside four horses battled for pos...
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One Awesome Master awesome n OBC

on 09/17/2008 2:00 AM
One Awesome Master was one awesome trotter Wednesday afternoon as the 3-year-old gelding romped to a 1:54.3 victory in the $43,376 Ohio Breeders Championship at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds. With Sam \"Chip\" Noble driving, One Awesome Master coasted to an easy score, equaling the track record and just missing the world record for sophomore geldings trotters on a half-mile track by one-fifth of ...
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Sprig Hanover forces Jugette race-off

on 09/17/2008 2:00 AM
After posting her first win of the year in the first heat of Wednesday\'s Jugette at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds, Good News Lady made a break at the start of the second heat which took her far out of contention. After the dust settled, it was Sprig Hanover, under a savvy drive from John Campbell, who emerged victorious in a blanket finish in 1:54, forcing a two-horse race-off with Good News Lad...
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First race-off in 11 years decides 38th Jugette

on 09/17/2008 2:00 AM
Good News Lady paced an individual final quarter of :26.3 to outsprint Sprig Hanover down the stretch to win the 38th renewal of the $300,475 Jugette for 3-year-old filly pacers in a two-horse race-off Wednesday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds.   After winning the first heat and then making a break at the start of the second heat, driver Greg Grismore was content to ta...
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Manzi hoping for October return

on 09/17/2008 2:00 AM
Hall of Fame driver Cat Manzi, who broke his clavicle and two ribs in a spill on August 17, is pointing toward a return to racing in early October. “He is doing great and plans on being back to work in about three weeks,” said Manzi’s wife, Ellen, via an email on Sept. 17 from their Freehold, NJ home.  “It’s amazing how well he recovered from this.  I just hope he has no more ...
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Swan For All sets 1:54.3 2YO trotting colt mark

on 09/17/2008 2:00 AM
After last week’s elimination battles produced a pair of new track records, Tuesday’s rich American-National Stake finals for 2 year olds at Balmoral Park figured to be heated affairs from start to finish, but the winners were Musical Mystery (1:58.2) and Swan For All (1:54.3).   Musical Mystery teamed up with driver Mike Lachance to make every call a winning one in the $100,0...
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Ideal Morning scratched from Jugette

on 09/17/2008 2:00 AM
Trainer and owner Peter Kleinhans has scratched Ideal Morning \"sick\" out of Wednesday\'s $300,475 Jugette for 3-year-old filly pacers at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds. Power is fully restored at the fairgrounds after strong winds from Hurricane Ike darkened the area for a couple of days, although there are still thousands without power in the area.   Jugette day is sunshine fil...
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Art Official to race in Bluegrass following Jug

on 09/17/2008 2:00 AM
Trainer Joe Seekman told harnessracing.com Wednesday morning that any reports that there is a chance Art Official won\'t be racing at The Red Mile during the Grand Circuit two-week stand are inaccurate and the 3-year-old colt pacer will be entered in the Bluegrass Sept. 27 at the famed clay oval.   \"We\'re racing in the Bluegrass, but then we have to decide if we want to supplement to the ...
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Little Brown Jug directors meet

on 09/17/2008 2:00 AM
H.C. “Chip” Thomson became the third generation of his family to serve as a director of the Little Brown Jug Society. Thomson replaces the late William Millhoan.  Thomson’s grandfather Henry “Hank” Clay Thomson and father W.D. “Tom” Thomson have served as directors of the Little Brown Jug Society. Chip Thomson replaces the late William Millhoan as a director of the Societ...
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Snow White turned out for year

on 09/17/2008 2:00 AM
Co-owner Curtis Larrimore told harnessracing.com Wednesday afternoon that world champion filly trotter Snow White has been turned out for the year but will return to the races for her 4-year-old season in 2009.   By missing the Oct. 3 Kentucky Filly Futurity at The Red Mile, Snow White will not be returning to the site of her world-record 1:52.4 victory last fall in an International Stalli...
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Huston, we had a problem at Delaware!

on 09/16/2008 2:00 AM
It took a hurricane to silence Roger Huston! The Hall of Fame announcer was forced to watch in silence early Monday because 40-50 mile-per-hour winds from Hurricane Ike Sunday afternoon knocked out power to the Delaware County, Ohio fairgrounds. Along with no power, there also was no wagering on the four races that completed Sunday\'s card.   Huston, who called his first Little Brown J...
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Real Hanover scores at The Meadows

on 09/16/2008 2:00 AM
Real Hanover unleashed a powerful first-over move that carried him to victory in the $25,000 Preferred Handicap Pace on Monday at The Meadows. With Stormin Rustler on the lead following a quarter-pole move, trainer-driver Rod Bolon tipped Real Hanover off the pylons and asked for pace. The 6-year-old son of Western Hanover-Rhyme Hanover responded with a determined bid and a win in 1:53.2. Fox Va...
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