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Golden Receiver finds Tioga winner\'s circle

on 08/25/2008 2:00 AM
Golden Receiver chalked up a new track record at Tioga Downs on Sunday afternoon for 3-year old gelding pacers with a new lifetime mark of 1:51.4. Sean McAleese was in the sulky for breeder, owner, and trainer Nina Simmonds.   It was the fourth win in six lifetime starts for the son of Village Jove out of the Towner’s Big Guy mare Royal Gold. With the winner’s share of the $10,700 New Y...
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Chalk talks in Carney elims

on 08/25/2008 2:00 AM
Two very short-priced favorites proved victorious in the brace of eliminations for the Joseph Carney Memorial Trot at Rockingham Park on Sunday, and moved on to the race\'s $50,000 final at The Rock next week.   In the first of the $17,500 eliminations, Scorpion Moon (Armbro Scorpion-Angie’s Nugget) raced exactly as is expected of a 1-9 shot, while besting five other trotters in the fiel...
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Pa. Fair Sire Stakes championships to remain at The Meadows

on 08/25/2008 2:00 AM
After reconsideration by the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission, the Pennsylvania Fair Sire Stakes Championships will be held at The Meadows racetrack on Oct. 6-10, as originally scheduled. \"Upon further reflection,\" director of harness racing Anton J. Leppler said, \"it was decided that holding these finals at The Meadows will be in the best interest of the Pennsylvania fair horsemen...
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Canada\'s Clare MacDonald hurt in race accident

on 08/25/2008 2:00 AM
Canadian Clare MacDonald, the winningest female driver in that country’s history, remained hospitalized Monday after suffering a concussion and injured ribs in a race accident at Exhibition Park Raceway in Saint John, New Brunswick Saturday. MacDonald, 46, is the only female Canadian-based driver to win more than 1,000 races, having driven 1,072 career winners.   MacDonald reportedly was ...
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Don Irvine Jr. suspended in Indiana

on 08/25/2008 2:00 AM
Veteran driver Don Irvine Jr. was taken off his mounts at Indiana Downs Saturday, Aug. 23, and his license has been suspended by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC).   Irvine, racing on a probationary license, will be unable to drive while the IHRC and Indiana Gaming Commission investigate an incident which occurred last week at Hoosier Park’s casino.   Indiana Downs pr...
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SBSW still favored in second Jug Future pool

on 08/25/2008 2:00 AM
Although trainer and co-owner Brent MacGrath has repeatedly stated he was not entering Somebeachsomewhere in next month’s Little Brown Jug, bettors wagering in the second Jug Future pool have made that world-champion 3-year-old colt pacer the 5-2 favorite, with the field (all other 3 year olds not currently eligible to the Jug) the second choice at odds of 5-1. Recent Battle of the Brandywine an...
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Conrads Epilog Wins Sweden’s E3 Final In Upset

on 08/25/2008 2:00 AM
Conrads Epilog, a 3-year-old son of Rite On Line (Supergill), has captured the E3 final, one of the important European stakes for trotters his age. Raced at Sweden’s Romme track Saturday, Aug. 16, he came from off the pace to score in a mile rate of 1:56.2, defeating Boulder Classico, who also made a late rally to be second.   With a purse of approximately $127,000 to the winner, the...
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Kentucky bans anabolic steroids

on 08/25/2008 2:00 AM
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Thursday unanimously approved banning the use of anabolic steroids in racehorses, with the rules likely to go into effect the first week of September with Gov. Steve Beshear’s signature as an emergency regulation. Under the new regulations, the anabolic steroids boldenone, nandrolone and testosterone will be considered Class B substances, which carry tou...
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Favorites take two of three ISS divisions at Indy Downs

on 08/24/2008 2:00 AM
The third round of Indiana Sires Stakes action for sophomore pacers headlined racing at Indiana Downs Saturday, August 23. Favorite EJs Copperstone won the $15,120 division for fillies while sons of I Scoot Hanover swept the two $12,000 pacing colt splits. Coming off her first loss of the season, ISS champion EJs Copperstone rebounded nicely Saturday night, wiring the field for trainer Steve Gray...
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Margarita Momma equals Indy Downs record in Kentuckiana win

on 08/23/2008 2:00 AM
Margarita Momma equaled the Indiana Downs track record for freshman filly trotters Friday night, winning her $70,225 division of the Kentuckiana Stallion Management stakes in 1:56.3. Trainer Jan Johnson sat behind the Yankee Glide filly, a third-place finisher in the $523,600 Merrie Annabelle final. The Shelbyville oval played host to four Kentuckiana contests. Starting from post four, the 4-5 fa...
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Mya Tri wins 19th straight in lifetime best 1:56.1

on 08/23/2008 2:00 AM
Trotting phenomenon Mya Tri kept her perfect record intact Friday night, August 22 in Indiana Sires Stakes competition at Indiana Downs. The sophomore filly won her 19th career start handily in 1:56.1, a new lifetime best. She was driven by Walter Haynes Jr., who co-owns the three year old with breeder Bob Wientjes. “She’s really sharp right now,” said Haynes. “She was a little tired in t...
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Built By Lindy wins Scioto feature in 1:58.2

on 08/23/2008 2:00 AM
Built By Lindy, a 3-year-old half-brother to the noted stallion Lindy Lane, trotted away with the feature trot on Friday at Scioto Downs for trainer-driver Kenny Kidd. He won by 2-1/2 lengths in a time of 1:58.2 for the mile. Pegafest went to the front at the start of the race, followed by Tommy G as Kidd tucked Built By Lindy in third place. Kidd pulled his trotter to the outside in the third q...
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Conway Hall offspring sweep 3YO events at Yonkers

on 08/23/2008 2:00 AM
The state\'s marquee 3-year-old colts and geldings inundated Yonkers Raceway Friday night for the $236,883 New York Sire Stakes White Plains Trot. All four winners were sons of Conway Hall. Four Starz Speed (Stephane Bouchard, $6.40) walked around the oval in the first ($59,770) division for a fourth consecutive victory. He easily held the was-gonna-be-a-Yonkers-Trot-winner Holiday Credit (Jim Mo...
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Supplement starting to pay off as mare wins Crown elim

on 08/23/2008 2:00 AM
Lyle MacArthur and the supplemental entry Southwind Madonna made their intentions clear by charging to the lead and holding off all challengers to tie the Mohawk track record of 1:49.3 in the Breeders Crown elimination for mare pacers.   MacArthur pinched off a pylon-skimming bid in the final strides by Darlin’s Delight driven by Yannick Gingras, ensuring the chance to choose his post...
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Saratoga feature to Pablo Angus in 1:57.2

on 08/23/2008 2:00 AM
Pablo Angus visited the Saratoga Gaming and Raceway winner’s circle for the third time in four local appearances when leading every step of the way to take the featured $15,000 Open Trot on Friday in 1:57.2. Driven aggressively from post eight by Dan Cappello Jr., Pablo Angus outfought a stubborn Eric’s Image (Frank Coppola Jr.) for the early lead in the Friday feature, pacing confidently on ...
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Brigham Dream takes Crown Mare Trot elim

on 08/23/2008 2:00 AM
The fast but unpredictable Brigham Dream shouldered by a pacesetting Susies Magic in the stretch of the Breeders Crown Mare Trot elimination at Mohawk and Luc Ouellette let her open up to the wire to nail her first win of the year in 1:54.   “I don\'t think I even picked my whip up, I just showed it to her, Ouellette said post-race. “She was just a trotting machine. Ouellette handled t...
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Six straight wins for Bella Dolce

on 08/23/2008 2:00 AM
Bella Dolce stepped into the spotlight for a sixth consecutive time Friday night at Mohawk, capturing the $201,300 SBOA Stakes final for 3-year-old trotting fillies in 1:55.2.Leaving from post 3 with Paul MacDonell at the lines, 1-9 favorite Bella Dolce settled into a comfortable seventh place while Countess Stormont and Mark MacDonald stormed to the early lead. Longshot Nashotah (Steve Condr...
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David Paquet dies in Afghanistan

on 08/23/2008 2:00 AM
United States Army Sgt. David Paquet, 26, the son of longtime horseman Fern Paquet and his wife Dawn, was killed in combat while serving his country in Afghanistan on Wednesday, August 20. David Paquet was a seasoned Army veteran who had also served tours of duty in Iraq and Kuwait. In addition to his parents he is survived by his wife Katie and brothers Fern Jr. and Michael and sister Jennif...
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Art Official wins Cane elim in 1:50.4

on 08/23/2008 2:00 AM
Art Official paced the fastest mile in Freehold Raceway history, turning in a 1:50.4 effort to win one of two Cane Pace eliminations Saturday afternoon, with Badlands Nitro taking the other in a more pedestrian 1:53.   Art Official started from post six in the second $65,475 elim, but was taken back at the start by regular driver Ron Pierce. Meanwhile, Yannick Gingras wanted the lead w...
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Enough Talk\'s 1:51.1 in Crown elim equals mark

on 08/23/2008 2:00 AM
Enough Talk won the Breeders Crown Open Trot elimination at Mohawk Racetrack Saturday night, and in the process he tied the Canadian mark of 1:51.1 when he easily won by 5 3/4 lengths over runner-up Digital Image, with Coreleone Kosmos even farther back in third.   Enough Talk, who campaigned in Europe earlier this year, also earned a new lifetime mark with the score in the $47,893 Cro...
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