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Batavia ready to begin Drivers Challenge

on 09/09/2008 2:00 AM
Some of the top drivers in New York and Ontario won’t just be racing to the finish line beginning on Wednesday, they will be driving to raise money for charity. Eight drivers with 40,000 combined wins and lifetime purse earnings of over $400 million will compete in the $10,000 All-Star Drivers Challenge.   The drivers which include Hambletonian Oaks winner Jeff Gregory, Me...
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Black Book One available online

on 09/09/2008 2:00 AM
The Black Book Number One for this fall’s Harrisburg yearling sale is now available online. The yearling portion of the sale will take place at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg from Monday, Nov. 3 through Wednesday, Nov. 5.   The sale includes 1,126 select yearlings, almost all of which are by the sport’s leading sires and are eligible to all of harness racing...
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Fillies score victories of particular note at Lexington

on 09/09/2008 2:00 AM
There were two filly trotters who scored victories of particular note at The Red Mile Monday night. They were Grand Cameron, the first foal from the ill-fated Cameron Hall, and Yalta Hanover, a speedy daughter of Andover Hall.   Grand Cameron scored her first career triumph in a late closing series leg after beginning her season with three straight second-place finishes. Dan Shetler was in ...
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Haughton Memorial winner Muscle Hill romps in Red Mile qualifier

on 09/09/2008 2:00 AM
Peter Haughton Memorial winner Muscle Hill easily won a qualifier at The Red Mile Tuesday morning, his second morning start since capturing that $500,000 race at the Meadowlands in late July. With Andrew McCarthy driving for trainer Greg Peck in the qualifier, the 2-year-old Muscle Hill had the lead at the 1:00 half and 1:30.2 three-quarters clocking before turning on the ...
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Communicators Corner member James Harrison dies

on 09/08/2008 2:00 AM
James Harrison, a former publicity director and executive editor of Hoof Beats magazine for the U.S. Trotting Association who later worked for Hanover Shoe Farms and Lana Lobell Farms, and a member of the Communicators Corner of the Hall of Fame, died Thursday, Sept. 4. He was 87.   Born in Port Jervis, N.Y., Mr. Harrison first began writing as a sports stringer for the Middletown, N.Y. Tim...
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Favorites score in Wellwood elims

on 09/08/2008 2:00 AM
The favorites all brought their \"A\" game to Mohawk Racetrack on Sunday night and delivered in each of three $30,000 eliminations for the William Wellwood Memorial Trot for 2-year-old colts and geldings.It was another flawless effort from Federal Flex in the opening elimination as the son of Muscles Yankee-Scully FBI sat patiently in fourth throughout most of the mile and watched Top Chef (Trevor...
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Canadians Hold Top Four Places In Jug Fantasy Contest

on 09/08/2008 2:00 AM
Only five points separate two Canadians as the Jug Fantasy Contest nears its climax with the racing of the 63rd Little Brown Jug on Thursday, September 18, at the Delaware, Ohio, County Fairgrounds. Brian Edwards of Summerside, Prince Edward Island, leads  Larry Ruznisky of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan 2,107 to 2,102 after 17 scheduled contest races leading up to the $600,000-est. Littl...
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Ohio Super Night at Scioto Downs

on 09/07/2008 2:00 AM
The 3-5 favorite Beeeyouuuuuu was on his way to an impressive and convincing victory in the $80,000 Ohio Sire Stakes final for sophomore pacers Saturday night at Scioto Downs when he suddenly broke stride and veered to the inside entering the stretch, which handed the championship title to Raps Big Boy, who scored in 1:51.3.   That opened the door to victory for Raps Big Boy, who led ...
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Tug River Princess wins Nadia Lobell

on 09/07/2008 2:00 AM
Tug River Princess captured the $253,400 Nadia Lobell at The Red Mile Sunday night, picking up her 10th victory in 14 starts this year and earning a lifetime mark of 1:50. She was making her first start since winning the Valley Forge at Harrah\'s Chester on Aug. 17.   Driver John Campbell started from post three with Tug River Princess but elected to settle off the pace. The first quarter w...
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PASS 3YO championships at Harrah\'s Chester

on 09/07/2008 2:00 AM
Atochia, a Dragon Again colt who Peter Kleinhans sold to clients of the Mickey Burke Stable just a few starts back, pulled off a 10-1 upset in 1:50.2 in the $175,000 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts Sunday afternoon at Harrah\'s Chester.   Yannick Gingras drove Atochia to the score over the pacesetting Lonestar Legend.   All four of the PASS championships for...
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Soren Nordin dies at 91

on 09/06/2008 2:00 AM
Soren Nordin, a legendary trainer in Sweden who started a stable in America and also left his mark here, has died in Sweden at age 91.   Nordin was a leading trainer at the Solvalla racetrack, Sweden\'s premier track, before he moved to the U.S. in the early 1980s. He quickly became a force in American trotting, sending out such champions as Baltic Speed, Tarport Frenzy, Sandy Bowl, among...
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Stonebridge Kisses to be sold in foal to Rocknroll

on 09/06/2008 2:00 AM
Bob Boni\'s Northwood Bloodstock Agency will be offering another top pacing mare for sale at the November Harrisburg mixed sale: million-dollar winner Stonebridge Kisses p, 1:50.2. Northwood had previously announced that it will be offering Southwind Tempo in its November Harrisburg consignment.   Stonebridge Kisses is owned by Martin Scharf, who campaigns a large racing stable with tr...
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Yonkers cancels Saturday night card

on 09/06/2008 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway has cancelled its Saturday, September 6, racing program due to impending severe weather from Tropical Storm Hanna.
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Donttellmywife shatters Batavia track record

on 09/06/2008 2:00 AM
Freshmen trotting sensation Donttellmywife came to Batavia Downs Gaming Friday night (Sept. 5) on a mission, to head into next week\'s Night of Champions undefeated. Not only did he accomplish that goal but he leaves with another track record in the process. Trotting in 1:59.3, Donttellmywife lowered Hitwithladies\'s 2:02.4, 2-year-old record by over three seconds, when he scored in a $64,187 Ne...
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Lu Lu Q wins NJSS final

on 09/06/2008 2:00 AM
Lu Lu Q held off the challenge of Red High Heels and Tutu Hanover, scoring in 1:56.1 to win the $85,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies Saturday afternoon at Freehold Raceway. Lu Lu Q [$4.00, $3.00, $2.10] picked up her third win in four starts for the team of driver Andy Miller and trainer Erv Miller. The daughter of McArdle won by a neck over Red High Heels [...
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Crazed beats Dewey in CTC elim

on 09/06/2008 2:00 AM
In an unbelievable drive to the finish, Crazed and Tim Tetrick bested Deweycheatumnhowe in the first C$40,000 Canadian Trotting Classic elimination held at Mohawk on Saturday.   Dewey and trainer/driver Ray Schnittker went straight to the front for a :27.2 opening quarter, with Production (Robert Bergh) sitting second and Crazed in third.  Going to the :57.4 half Dewey was “unstres...
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Santanna & Jamieson edge a win in Simcoe

on 09/06/2008 2:00 AM
In a dueling fight to the finish, Santanna Blue Chip and Jody Jamieson took the first C$130,326 division of the three-year-old open Simcoe Stakes in 1:53.2 Saturday at Mohawk.   Keystone Horatio and Randy Waples were parked around the first turn and took the field past a :27.2 opening quarter, after which  Santanna Blue Chip went to the front.  A pedestrian half of :58.1 and three...
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Whosgoinwhosstayin stays undefeated in FLSS

on 09/06/2008 2:00 AM
Undefeated 2-year-old trotter Whosgoinwhosstayin posted his sixth straight victory on Saturday (September 6) with a 9-1/2 length romp at Pompano Park Harness Track. The track held 14 non-wagering Florida Sire Stakes races Saturday for 2- and 3-year-old trotters and pacers in preparation for the September 12 opening night for pari-mutuel wagering. It was the third leg of the Florida Sunshine Stat...
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Clerk Magistrate easy winner in 2nd CTC elim

on 09/06/2008 2:00 AM
Clerk Magistrate took command at the three-eighths marker and waved good-bye to his peers as he trotted to a 1-1/2 length victory in the second of two C$40,000 eliminations for the Canadian Trotting Classic.   Sent off as the 8-5 second choice, Clerk Magistrate and Trevor Ritchie, and Celebrity Secret partnered with Tim Tetrick, swapped places for the lead before settling in with Celebrity ...
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SBSW hangs on with :29.4 last quarter

on 09/06/2008 2:00 AM
Despite Deweycheatumnhowe’s stunning defeat earlier this evening at Mohawk, bettors had faith in racing’s pacing superstar, Somebeachsomewhere – and the son of Mach Three didn’t disappoint his backers, who sent him off at 1-9 in the second $132,326 division of the Simcoe Stakes tonight.Paul MacDonell sent ‘Beach’ to the front immediately from the inside post position and set absolutely...
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