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Dubois colt brings $1.2 million at Saratoga

on 08/05/2008 2:00 AM
An A.P. Indy colt with harness racing connections brought a $1.2 million bid on the opening day of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale Monday.   The colt, named Pyramid Indy, was consigned by Fergus Galvin and Adrian Regan’s Hunter Valley Farm, on behalf of Jean-Pierre Dubois’ Dream With Me Stables. The sale of the yearling came just two day’s after Dubois’ filly, Saor...
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Real Desire, Like A Prayer freshmen shine in KYSS action

on 08/04/2008 2:00 AM
The Red Mile played host to nine divisions of the Kentucky Sire Stakes for freshman of both gaits and sex on Sunday night.  The two-year old colt and gelding pacers completely stole the show with three highly competitive $20,000 divisions.  Each division was captured in exactly the same time, which was an astonishing 1:52.4.  The first 1:52.4 winner was Carpe Diem, a Real Desire c...
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Saftic sweeps OSS Gold elims at Mohawk

on 08/03/2008 2:00 AM
Driver Mike Saftic reined home both winners in Saturday’s Ontario Sires Stakes Gold eliminations for three-year-old filly pacers at Mohawk, clicking with Chancey Lady and Im Just Special. Chancey Lady was making her first appearance since capturing the $733,031 Fan Hanover Final at Mohawk on June 14 and overcame a gapped-out start to score convincingly in 1:52.3. The small but speedy daughter o...
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Freshman storms to first career win in Florida Stallion Stakes

on 08/03/2008 2:00 AM
Storming Howard scored his maiden victory in winning a $23,963 division of the Florida Stallion Stakes for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings Saturday at Pompano Park Harness Track by four and one-quarter lengths. The second division saw Valentine’s Gator be placed first after the race winner, Tough Chip, was disqualified and placed last for interfering with his stable mate, Tough Cassidy,...
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Art Official wins in 1:49.4, Annieswesterncard in record 1:50.3

on 08/03/2008 2:00 AM
World record holder Art Official and freshman pacer Annieswesterncard provided trainer Joe Seekman and Sawgrass Farms a powerful one-two punch Saturday night, August 2 at Indiana Downs. Driven by Ron Pierce, Art Official cruised to a 1:49.4 win in the $150,000 Monument Circle while the Hall of Fame driver guided Annieswesterncard to a national season’s mark with a 1:50.3 score in a $76,000 divis...
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Hawthorne hosts fourth annual Night of Champions

on 08/03/2008 2:00 AM
The fourth annual Night of Champions at Hawthorne Race Course on Saturday, August 2 anointed the newest kings and queens of Illinois-breds. Eight divisions of 2 and 3-year pacers and trotters of both sexes battled it out for supremacy. They were led by Southern Rocketop, who for the second straight week obliterated the track record for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings, and Maxter, who won hi...
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Mai Tai Guy paces Ohio State Fair stakes with 1:52.3 score

on 08/03/2008 2:00 AM
Mai Tai Guy went right to the front and never looked back in winning his $29,350 division of the Director of Agriculture 3-year-old pace at Scioto Downs on Saturday night. He hit the wire 4-1/4 lengths in front in 1:52.3. Scioto Saturday\'s program wrapped up a four-night stand of Ohio State Fair stakes at the Columbus track. Trainer-driver Rick Schaut owns Mai Tai Guy in partnership with Patr...
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Silver Flash wins Tioga feature in 1:53

on 08/03/2008 2:00 AM
Howard Parker and Silver Flash used a three wide sweep down the backside to take down the featured $14,000 Open Handicap pace in 1:53 on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs. Silver Flash is trained by Paul Szalay Jr. for owners Frank and Lisa Matassa of Plainview, New York. It was the third win of the season for the 7-year old son of Hi Ho Silverheel’s out of the Dragon’s Lair mare Dragon Temper. ...
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Grassroots divisions contested at Sudbury Downs

on 08/03/2008 2:00 AM
Town Hall Babe cruised to a four length victory in the third $20,000 Grassroots division at Sudbury Downs on Sunday afternoon, leading the field of two-year-old trotting fillies from gate to wire in 2:07.2. Trainer Wayne Henry drove the filly to the win, her first in four attempts, on behalf of his partners in the Henry Stable of Arthur and Daniel McCann of Parkhill. A $36,000 yearling purchase a...
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Somebeachsomewhere wins Mohawk return in 1:49

on 08/03/2008 2:00 AM
Somebeachsomewhere made a triumphant return to Mohawk Racetrack on Sunday and had a large crowd cheering in the stretch as he captured a $50,000 Three-Year-Old Open Pace for Paul MacDonell in 1:49. The clocking was just a fifth off the track record for three-year-old colt pacers and was the third time he has equaled that time at the Campbellville oval this season. Keystone Horatio followed all t...
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St Lads Popcorn collects second OSS Gold Final victory

on 08/03/2008 2:00 AM
The flight to Ottawa may not have been much fun for driver Jason Brewer, but the one minute and fifty-five seconds spent guiding St Lads Popcorn to her second straight Gold Final victory Sunday made the trip home a whole lot more bearable. Brewer and this season’s two-year-old pacing filly sensation started from Post 1 in the $140,000 Gold Final and there was not a moment in the mile that ...
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Giddy Up Lucky lowers OSS mark with 1:51.3 triumph

on 08/02/2008 2:00 AM
Flamboro Downs fans were treated to an evening of exceptional performances by the province’s top three-year-old pacing colts on Friday, capped off by an Ontario Sires Stakes record for Giddy Up Lucky. Giddy Up Lucky started from the trailing Post 9 in his Ontario Sires Stakes debut, and found himself sitting fifth as fan favourite Believeinbruiser took the field to a brisk :26 opening quarter. ...
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One Awesome Master equals Scioto mark in Governor\'s Cup win

on 08/02/2008 2:00 AM
One Awesome Master tied the track mark of 1:55.4 for sophomore trotting geldings in winning a $27,100 division of the Ohio Governor’s Cup at Scioto Downs on Friday night. Sam “Chip” Noble steered the son of Master Lavec to a 4-1/2 length victory. The Governor’s Cup is part of the Ohio State Fair races which continue at Scioto on Saturday night. One Awesome Master led all the way and eas...
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Stylish Artist wins Mistletoe Shalee shocker in 1:51

on 08/02/2008 2:00 AM
Eric Goodell and 70-1 Stylish Artist shocked the field in the $407,400 Mistletoe Shalee final Saturday afternoon at the Meadowlands with a 1:51 effort. Good News Lady and Greg Grismore, at 24-1, finished second while the favored entry of Thong and Tug River Princess came up empty in the stretch. Happy Dreamer and Andy Miller controlled the pace early, leading the field to a :26.3 opening ...
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Creamy Mimi springs Hambletonian Oaks upset in 1:53.4

on 08/02/2008 2:00 AM
The upsets continued at the Meadowlands Saturday as 12-1 Creamy Mimi and Andy Miller used a pocket trip to score a 1:53.4 victory in the $750,000 Hambletonian Oaks. Even money favorite Lantern Kronos closed late but fell a length and a quarter short at the wire for Brian Sears. Stage Show and John Campbell were third. Ron Pierce and Diana Hall fired for the lead from the outside post whe...
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Favorite makes history as first undefeated Hambo winner

on 08/02/2008 2:00 AM
Deweycheatumnhowe continued his historic march Saturday at the Meadowlands, capturing the 83rd edition of the $1.5 million Hambletonian in wire-to-wire fashion. Guided by trainer Ray Schnittker, Dewey remained undefeated with his 15th consecutive victory in 1:52, becoming the first undefeated Hambletonian champion. Crazed and Tim Tetrick used a two-hole trip to finish a half-length back in second ...
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Misterizi trots to world record in Nat Ray victory

on 08/02/2008 2:00 AM
Misterizi and Tim Tetrick used the cover of Arch Madness to carry them to the stretch before taking the lead mid-way through the lane and drawing away in the $300,000 Nat Ray Invitational Saturday at the Meadowlands, winning in a world record time of 1:51. Arch Madness finished second for Brian Sears while Enough Talk raced third. Starting from post three, Misterizi got away near the...
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Mister Big repeats in $332,000 U.S. Pacing Championship

on 08/02/2008 2:00 AM
The stretch drive of the $332,000 U.S. Pacing Championship came down to a clash between older pacing titans Artistic Fella and Mister Big. When the dust settled, Mister Big, driven by Brian Sears, successfully defended his title, winning in 1:48.2. Mypanmar finished third. Mister Big raced from off the pace early for trainer Virgil Morgan Jr. as Special Report and Larry Stalbaum fired for...
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Tiz A Masterpiece perfect in Oliver Wendell Holmes

on 08/02/2008 2:00 AM
Kentuckiana Racing Stable’s Tiz A Masterpiece rebounded nicely from a sixth-place effort in the Meadowlands Pace to score a 1:49 victory in the $210,000 Oliver Wendell Holmes Saturday at the Meadowlands. Driven by Andy Miller, the Western Hanover colt outpaced Lis Deo and Harley D Hanover in the winning effort. Starting from post seven, Miller moved for position with the Blair Burgess t...
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Darlin’s Delight holds off My Little Dragon in Golden Girls

on 08/02/2008 2:00 AM
Yannick Gingras pulled Darlin’s Delight from the pocket before the three quarter mile marker and held off a hard-charging My Little Dragon to win the $232,000 Golden Girls Saturday at the Meadowlands in 1:49.2. Tidewaterdragonfly finished third. Darlin’s Delight left from post three for the lead before being supplanted by Street Dancer and Andy Miller. Gingras would keep the Jeffrey S...
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