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Crazed wins Colonial in track record time

on 08/17/2008 2:00 AM
Hambletonian runner-up Crazed won the $500,000 Colonial Trot at Harrah\'s Chester Sunday, winning in 1:53.2, while the celebrated world champion filly Snow White struggled throughout the mile and eventually broke stride on the last turn.   Crazed, driven by Tim Tetrick, picked up his fifth win in seven starts this year. He won over Celebrity Secret, who finished fourth in the Hamb...
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Tug River Princess wins ninth of season

on 08/17/2008 2:00 AM
Tug River Princess, the 8-5 betting favorite, captured the $350,000 Valley Forge for 3-year-old filly pacers Sunday at Harrah\'s Chester, turning in a 1:50.2 effort for driver John Campbell and trainer Ross Croghan.   On Hambletonian Day a tough trip and an off track combined to derail Tug River Princess from her consistent ways and she finished seventh in the Mistletoe Shalee. But in the V...
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Prime Interest Wins Saratoga Open Trot in New Track Record

on 08/16/2008 2:00 AM
Prime Interest trotted the fastest mile in the history of Saratoga Gaming and Raceway on Friday (August 15) when capturing the featured $15,000 Open Trot in 1:55.1, eclipsing the previous mark of 1:55.2 set by Algiers Hall in 2006.   Starting from post one with Frank Coppola, Jr. at the lines, Prime Interest was driven aggressively off the gate in the Friday feature, briefly yielding the to...
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Sears sets trotting, pacing track records

on 08/16/2008 2:00 AM
My Little Dragon generated the fastest mile in the 55-year history of Vernon Downs Friday night, pacing to a 1:49.4 victory in the $123,500 final of the Artiscape Pacing Series, sponsored by the Brittany Farms & Stallion Management.   My Little Dragon took control of the race before the half, clocked in :56.4, and maintained the lead to the finish of the 1:49.4 mile, authoring not ...
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Track records fall on Grand Circuit day at Indianapolis

on 08/16/2008 2:00 AM
American Firedog and Mike Oosting proved to be much the best Saturday at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, winning the $63,343 Fox Stake for freshman colt pacers in a stakes record 1:51.2. The feature capped a record day of Grand Circuit action as two more track marks would fall. It was a banner day for trainer Perry Smith. The Crete, Ill.-based owner and conditioner sent out his first Fox Stakes wi...
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Art Official recovers from miscue to win in 1:51.3

on 08/16/2008 2:00 AM
Although the Fox Stake may have been the highlight of the Grand Circuit card at the Indiana State Fair, all eyes were on world champion Art Official. The three-year-old colt won the $28,979 Horseman contest in 1:51.3, but not without a little drama. Driven by Travis Seekman, the millionaire became rough-gaited on the backstretch before recovering and going on to win by six and one-half lengths. â...
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Mister Big & Sears on Top for Canada\'s Big Race

on 08/16/2008 2:00 AM
Mister Big made a big move in deep stretch to capture the 66th edition of Canada\'s most prestigious race for older pacers, the C$702,000 Canadian Pacing Derby at Mohawk Racetrack.   Driver Brian Sears played a waiting game with the 5-year-old son of Grinfromeartoear, while Eagle Luck and Sylvain Filion made a sharp move to the early lead from post two, with Western Shore and Mark MacDonald...
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Bulletproof Sweeps Eternal Camnation Splits

on 08/16/2008 2:00 AM
The 8-5 co-favorite, In The Game, survived a last-second scrimmage at the wire to take the first of two C$141,800 splits of the Eternal Camnation Stakes, an important prep race for the She’s A Great Lady Stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies, at Mohawk, in 1:55.4.   Jack Moiseyev urged the Bettor’s Delight daughter, Bet On Luck, to the early lead from the outside of the seven-lass field,...
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Sailing Cruise Upsets Bullville Powerful in NY Fair Stakes

on 08/16/2008 2:00 AM
Sailing Cruise pulled off the upset on Saturday night at Tioga Downs when he nosed the heavy favorite, Bullville Powerful, at the wire in 1:51.3, in a New York State Fair Stakes.   The 3-year old son of Riverboat King, out of the Sportsmaster mare Mattie MacCheese, was driven by Jim Morrill, Jr., who posted five wins on the card. It was the sixth win of the year for Sailing Cruise in 15 sta...
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Stage Show sets 1:55.2 track mark

on 08/15/2008 2:00 AM
Coming off a third-place effort in the Hambletonian Oaks, Stage Show stole the spotlight in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action at Harrah\'s Chester on Thursday afternoon, parlaying pocket position into a 1:55.2 performance over fast going, breaking a track record for 3-year-old trotting fillies.   The Broadway Hall-Flirtin My Way filly showed speed, drawing alongside Kiss The Dice (Steve Smith...
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Btwnyurheartnmine “coasts” home in 1:50.1 in KYSS

on 08/15/2008 2:00 AM
Three-year-old Kentucky sired trotters and pacers were back in the spotlight on Thursday night, and the betting public was right on target as six of the seven winners were betting favorites.    The fastest and perhaps most impressive Kentucky Sire Stakes winner of the night came in the tenth race, a $25,000 division of 3-year-old filly pacers. Btwnyurheartnmine took the lead just...
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Jim Morand wins seven at Harrington

on 08/15/2008 2:00 AM
Driver Jim Morand won seven races on the Harrington Raceway program Thursday. The 43-year-old driver and winner of 7672 races lifetime, became one of only four drivers in track history to win seven races on one program.   Morand started the win parade in the second race with Mayday Mojo ($3.80) and followed with consecutive winners in the sixth with Solar Powered ($5.40) and Escape to Para...
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Miller on a roll at Scioto

on 08/15/2008 2:00 AM
Brett Miller continued to show that he didn\'t lose his driving skills during his year-long absence from racing as he won half of the 10 races at Scioto Downs on Thursday night.   He scored in the first race with the 2-year-old filly Panolua Bay by The Panderosa with a 2:01 come-from-behind victory. He then won with the sophomore trotter Royal Cat by Mr Lavec in 2:02.2 as they overtook the...
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Hawthorne wraps up summer meet

on 08/15/2008 2:00 AM
The Hawthorne Summer Harness Meet was a success by most any measure. On site handle increased by nearly 11 percent as full fields, contentious races, and a cornucopia of promotions brought more people to the Stickney, Ill. venue.   The quality of racehorse was evident by no less than four new track-record performances, either equaled or surpassed, and by the continued popularity of th...
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Sister Kae scores impressively at Saratoga

on 08/15/2008 2:00 AM
After finishing third behind Whycantiforgetyou and Dandy’s Jewel in last week’s top female pacing event at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway, Sister Kae benefited from the absence of those rivals when capturing Thursday’s featured $15,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace in 1:55.2.   Driven aggressively from post five by Mark Beckwith, Sister Kae had no intentions on settling through the early s...
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Bullville Powerful vies for third in a row

on 08/15/2008 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs is gearing up to kickoff another weekend of harness racing action as the New York State Fair races continue on. Friday gets the action rolling with five divisions of New York State Fair races for freshmen filly trotters with a post time of 6:50 p.m.   Saturday marks the return of top New York bred 3-year-old pacer Bullville Powerful from the Steve Crevani stable. The son of Bet...
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Marks scores four at Vernon

on 08/15/2008 2:00 AM
Josh Marks scored four times during Thursday night’s 12-race program at Vernon Downs, including a 1:51.4 triumph behind Marietta Hall in the week’s top Miracle Mile class for female pacers.   After finishing fourth in this class during her initial Vernon venture last Friday, Marietta Hall was on the engine from the start, motoring to the lead off the gate and cutting fractions of :26.3,...
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Point standings complete for PASS 3YO championships

on 08/15/2008 2:00 AM
With the conclusion of all four preliminary rounds of the pari-mutuel Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 3-year-olds after yesterday’s racing at Harrah\'s Chester, the competitors for the $150,000 divisional championships, to be held Sunday, September 7, at Chester, are known.   The top eight point earners declaring into the final will be starters. This year the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes i...
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Countdown begins for Breeders Crown

on 08/15/2008 2:00 AM
The Breeders Crown, harness racing divisional championship series, kicks into gear this week with supplemental entries due and payable on Monday, August 18, noon [EDT] in the racing secretary\'s office at Mohawk Racetrack.   The four Open Events, worth $1.6 million, have finals scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 30, along with the rich Metro and She’s A Great Lady stakes.   Supple...
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PHHA extends weekly harness racing show

on 08/15/2008 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association has announced that the 2008 broadcast season of PA HarnessWeek will be extended through December 20. It will continue to air on Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia every Saturday, but startingon August 30, the time slot will switch from 1pm to 4 pm. The show’s final episode was originally scheduled for Aug. 23.   \"We’re delighted to ext...
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