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Scorpion Moon strikes in $50,000 Joseph Carney Memorial Trot

on 08/31/2008 2:00 AM
Scorpion Moon rewarded his backers in the Labor Day holiday weekend crowd who sent him off as the 1-2 favorite with a decisive victory in the $50,000 Joseph Carney Memorial Trot at Rockingham Park on Sunday. Driver Jonathan Roberts confidently let the field of nine settle into the first turn and then Scorpion Moon surged to the lead while rattling off fractions of :28, :57.3, and 1:27.1. When Rob...
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Biggest Big Bertha takes on the boys and wins at Tioga

on 08/31/2008 2:00 AM
Biggest Big Bertha and Todd Ratchford moved up to take on the boys in the $10,000 Winners Over pace at Tioga Downs on Sunday afternoon after dominating against the best girls on the grounds. The outcome proved to be the same as the 7-year old daughter of Little Steven was sent from the gate in an opening quarter of 28. Heavy favorite Frankyluvsmeatbals and Rick Plano tried to move to the front pas...
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KYSS trots to Dancing Filly, Body Surfing, Wizard Time, Shaman

on 08/31/2008 2:00 AM
The story of the Kentucky Sire Stakes championships for trotters turned out to be a trainer-driver-owner-sire combo, a maiden win for a Kentucky-bred, owned and trained horse, and a placing to give a defending champion a second championship.   The KYSS championships, worth $300,000 each, were held at The Red Mile Sunday night.   The trainer-driver-owner combo...
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St Lads Popcorn, Bale Me Out take Trillium Series divisions

on 08/30/2008 2:00 AM
Rain did not dampen the sparkle of two-year-old pacing filly St Lads Popcorn as she cruised to her fifth straight victory, and her third over the Rideau Carleton Raceway oval, on Friday night in the capital city. St Lads Popcorn was able to sit off the pace for the opening stages of the mile while Windsun Celestial stepped out to a :27.3 quarter and a :58 half, but regular reinsman Jason Brewer h...
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Yonkers features to Percee Angus, American Lane

on 08/30/2008 2:00 AM
Percee Angus and American Lane earned Yonkers Raceway accolades, winning Friday night\'s co-featured  $40,000 Open Handicaps. Percee Angus (Pat Berry) took it the distance in the weekly distaff derby, stepping around the returning Benear (Jeff Gregory) before holding sway over that rival in 1:54. Leaving from post position No. 3, \"Percee\" led through intervals of :27.2, :56.1 and 1:24.4, ...
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Dewey makes Trotting Derby 17th straight win

on 08/30/2008 2:00 AM
Deweycheatumnhowe extended his winning streak to 17 when he captured the $565,000 World Trotting Derby at the Du Quoin State Fair Saturday afternoon, but it took a 1:50.4 effort, and a :27.1 last quarter, to beat Celebrity Secret and Clerk Magistrate to the wire.   Driver Ray Schnittker fired Dewey out of post five in the field of eight and took the lead in the first turn. But Trevor Ritchi...
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Corleone Kosmos captures Breeders Crown Trot in 1:51.4

on 08/30/2008 2:00 AM
Redemption was the word of the night in the Breeders Crown Trot when Corleone Kosmos, who went off stride just before the finish of last year’s event, won Saturday’s $638,580 final at Mohawk Racetrack in 1:51.4. Arch Madness led for much of the mile before being challenged on the outside by favorite Enough Talk. Corleone Kosmos, driven by John Campbell, followed Enough Talk’s cover into the...
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Shes A Great Lady final to Right Right in a lifetime best 1:53.4

on 08/30/2008 2:00 AM
It was the right kind of night for Andy Miller and Right Right as they captured the $672,000 Shes A Great Lady Final for two-year-old pacing fillies at Mohawk Saturday night. It was Notjustaprettyface and Mark MacDonald who shot off the gate to the early lead, with elimination winner, Racing Star, tucked comfortably in the pocket. But Yannick Gingras didn’t linger there, moving Racing Star up t...
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Brigham Dream wins Breeders Crown Mare Trot in near record

on 08/30/2008 2:00 AM
Brigham Dream, driven by Luc Ouellette, won the $266,075 Breeders Crown Mare Trot by a half length over Susie’s Magic in 1:53.2 at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday night. The time was one-fifth of a second off the stakes record. Bruschette took the front spot on the backstretch from leader Susie’s Magic. Brigham Dream followed the cover of Flash Lightning in the outside flow before moving for th...
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Third time a charm for Mister Big in Breeders Crown

on 08/30/2008 2:00 AM
Mister Big, twice the runner-up in Breeders’ Crown races, got his first title by winning Saturday’s $532,150 Open Pace by 3 1/2 lengths over defending champion Artistic Fella in 1:50. Kenneth J was third followed by Palone Ranger. Artistic Fella overtook early pacesetter Tigerama after a :26 opening quarter mile. The half was reached in :54, at which point Mister Big got underway on the outs...
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Major In Art makes the grade in Metro Pace with 1:51.2 score

on 08/30/2008 2:00 AM
Major In Art, expertly handled by Brian Sears, emerged from a tense four-horse battle in late stretch to capture the $1 million Metro Pace, the richest harness race in the world for two-year-olds, Saturday evening at Mohawk. Sent postward the 5-2 second choice in an extremely well-matched group of juveniles, Major In Art, one of three elim winners last week, surprisingly blasted to the front at t...
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Northfield hosts Scarlet and Gray Stakes, Ohio Sires Stakes

on 08/30/2008 2:00 AM
Veteran Ohio-bred mares contested $44,000 Scarlet and Gray Stakes on the pace and trot and the trot yielded a mild surprise as Brett Miller and B V\'s Sister ($6.40) edged That Fly\'n Angel in 1:57.4. B V\'s Sister sat the pocket behind Whotookwhat throughout and used the inside passing lane to get the win. B V\'s Sister, by Big Victor, is trained by Virgil Morgan, Jr., for the Barnett ZImmerman, ...
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Quartet of NYSS Armand Palatucci Trot divisions held at Yonkers

on 08/30/2008 2:00 AM
For the second time in eight nights, the Empire\'s leading 3-year-old colts and geldings graced Yonkers Raceway Saturday night, this occasion being the $233,583 New York Sire Stakes Armand Palatucci Trot. Four divisions were dispersed among the baker\'s-dozen bonanza, with Holiday Credit (Dan Dube) trotting the fastest mile of this holiday weekend. The son of Credit Winner, who shall always be r...
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My Little Dragon scores Breeders Crown trifecta with 1:50.1 win

on 08/30/2008 2:00 AM
My Little Dragon won her third career Breeders Crown championship by claiming Saturday’s $352,815 Mare Pace by two lengths over Darlin’s Delight in 1:50.1. Driven by Brian Sears, My Little Dragon – a Crown champion at ages 2 and 3 – joined Eternal Camnation as the only female pacers with three Crown trophies. She is owned by Adam Victor & Son and trained in Canada by Mike Vanderkemp....
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Smoking Gun, Define The World collect Simcoe Stakes splits

on 08/30/2008 2:00 AM
Smoking Gun charged up in the final strides to snatch victory from Don Giovanni in the first of two $132,237 divisions of the Simcoe Stakes for three-year-old colt trotters Saturday night at Mohawk. With the favourite, B Strike Three, scratched, it was a short field of six who met at the gate, and #6, Viking Defender, put himself out of the action early by rolling off-stride at the star...
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Maltese Artist gunning for third Beckwith

on 08/29/2008 2:00 AM
Double millionaire Maltese Artist will be gunning to become the first horse to ever win three Bert Beckwith Memorial Pace championships on Monday afternoon at Plainridge Racecourse.   Owned by Sylvia Burke and James Koran, Maltese Artist, who is the defending Beckwith champion as well as the winner of the 2005 event, is trained by Mickey Burke and will be driven by Bruce Ranger, who teamed ...
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Mister Big, Artistic Fella rivalry continues in Crown

on 08/29/2008 2:00 AM
Mister Big’s status keeps growing, but he will need to beat rival Artistic Fella and seven other horses in the Breeders Crown Pace at Mohawk Racetrack to add to his list of accomplishments this weekend.   With his win in the Canadian Pacing Derby at Mohawk two weeks ago, Mister Big topped $1 million in earnings for 2008. In the process, he became the first pacer in history to notch milli...
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Mystic Player game in Saratoga upset

on 08/29/2008 2:00 AM
Overlooked by the wagering public at odds of 14-1, Mystic Player utilized a perfect pocket trip to upset the featured $15,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway on Thursday, covering the mile in 1:56. Driven from post one by Dan Cappello Jr., Mystic Player settled comfortably along the pylons in second place as odds-on favorite Whycantiforgetyou (Frank Coppola Jr.) took the...
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Mirielle AS impressive in Chester victory

on 08/29/2008 2:00 AM
While Palone Ranger and Enhance The Night were victorious in their respective Open Handicap events this week at Harrah\'s Chester Casino and Racetrack, Mireille AS was most impressive, beating the boys in Thursday afternoon\'s $40,000 Open Handicap Trot.   The 6-year-old Prego Nilema mare floated out from mid-pack, settling in well behind a speed duel between Four Starz Robro (Jonathan...
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PHHA increases bonus awards

on 08/29/2008 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association (PHHA) has announced that the organization will increase from 20 percent to 40 percent the bonus for any Pennsylvania owned, trained or sired winning horses at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs from September 1 through 13.   In addition to the 40 percent win bonus, the PHHA will also extend a 20 percent bonus to second place horses at ...
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