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Freshman pacing fillies shine in second round of ISS action

on 08/06/2008 2:00 AM
Indiana Downs played host to the second round of Indiana Sires Stakes competition for freshman filly pacers Tuesday, August 5. Ag-N-Au Bluegrass and VIP Filly claimed victory in the two divisions, each upending the favorites in the $15,000 contests. In the first race on the card, Ag-N-Au Bluegrass made her pari-mutuel debut a winning one, closing quickly in the final strides to nose out High Spee...
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HHYF converges on Lexington

on 08/06/2008 2:00 AM
Teenagers and parents from eight states will converge on Lexington’s Red Mile late this week to learn more about harness racing, as well as the careers and opportunities that are available in the sport.   The Red Mile is hosting the Harness Horse Youth Foundation’s Level Two Harness Racing Youth League, with 21 campers and over 40 parents in attendance Thursday through Sunday. Horse ent...
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Shadow Play draws post six in Adios

on 08/06/2008 2:00 AM
Shadow Play, who won a Delvin Miller Adios elimination race in a world-record setting time of 1:48.2 on a five-eighths-mile track, has been tabbed as the 5-2 early morning-line favorite for the $350,000 finals that will be raced Saturday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.   From the rail out, the field is as follows:   Post--Horse (Driver)--Odds 1-Goddess\'s Justin (Mike...
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Nine sophomore fillies in Helen Smith

on 08/06/2008 2:00 AM
Fancy Vacation, who has finished in-the-money in five of six starts this year, is among the nine 3-year-old trotting fillies vying for eight spots in the $70,000 Helen Smith at Freehold Raceway. The $10,000 elimination race on Friday will determine which eight will advance to the $70,000 final on Aug. 15.   The Helen Smith is restricted to fillies sired by New Jersey stallions and is ...
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Ohio casino backers submit 763,000 petition signatures

on 08/06/2008 2:00 AM
Published reports state backers behind a $600-million casino in Ohio to be built near I-71, halfway between Cincinnati and Columbus have submitted 763,000 signatures—more than double the amount required—to place the proposal on the statewide November ballot.   Expanding gaming has been turned down by Ohio voters three times, most recently in 2006 and prior to that in 1996 and in 1990. P...
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Noble Falcon favored in $150,000 Fialkow Invitational at Yonkers

on 08/06/2008 2:00 AM
Noble Falcon brings his five-race winning streak (all 1:50-or-better efforts) at the Meadowlands across the Hudson River Saturday night as the 3-1 morning-line choice in the $150,000 Frederick Fialkow Invitational Pace at Yonkers Raceway, the eighth race on the 13-race program.   Noble Falcon will be driven by Dave Palone from the outside post eight. The 4-year-old Nobleland Sam g...
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Mya Tri runs streak to 18 straight, ABC Mercedes romps in ISS

on 08/06/2008 2:00 AM
Indiana Sires Stakes competition for sophomore trotters has been dominated by two horses this year. Mya Tri and ABC Mercedes Tri have yet to lose in 2008, and each continued the winning trend Wednesday at Indiana Downs in the second leg of ISS competition. Mya Tri continued to add to her legacy Wednesday, winning her seventh of the season and remaining undefeated in 18 career starts with a 1:56.3...
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Freshman trotters featured in ISS action at Indiana Downs

on 08/05/2008 2:00 AM
Indiana Downs played host to the second round of Indiana Sires Stakes action for freshman trotters Monday, August 4. Two $15,000 divisions were offered for two year old colts, with another pair for trotting fillies. Mark O’Mara steered home two of the four winners. Livnluvn Bluegrass improved her record to two wins in as many starts for Dr. Luel Overstreet in the first race on the card. Driven ...
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Unique Legacy wins 3YO Filly Pace split in 1:49.4

on 08/05/2008 2:00 AM
Unique Legacy, a 3-year-old filly pacer by Real Desire, took the spotlight Monday night at The Red Mile, winning her $25,000 division of the Kentucky Sire Stakes in 1:49.4 Ron Pierce was aboard for the victory for the Casie Coleman barn and owner Robert Hamather of Ontario, Canada. Last year’s KYSS champion Beachy Girl darted to the lead for driver Ricky Macomber just as the field settled past ...
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Third Day Takes Preferred Handicap at The Meadows in 1:52

on 08/05/2008 2:00 AM
Third Day set comfortable fractions to the half, enabling him to cruise to a handy 1:52 victory in the $23,000 Preferred Handicap pace Monday at The Meadows.   With Dave Palone at the helm, Third Day fronted the field in a :57 half and had plenty in reserve for the dash home. He scored by three lengths, with Vesuvio Grande second and Real Hanover third.   Mike Palone t...
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Cal-Expo to offer bonuses up to $1,500

on 08/05/2008 2:00 AM
Stables wishing to come out to Cal-Expo and race now have an added enticement. Beginning Sept. 12 and running through Oct. 11, every horse racing at Cal-Expo shall receive a “Starters Purse” in the amount of $250 for each start with a maximum starter purse payment of $500 per each eligible horse. Any horse who receives a $250 starter bonus will not receive the $50 starter bonus for that start....
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Pompano Park puts restriction on horses from Rockingham Park

on 08/05/2008 2:00 AM
Until further notice, any horse that has been stabled or has raced at Rockingham Park since June 1, 2008, cannot ship to or race at Pompano Park unless a Guttural Pouch Culture & Sensitivity Test has been submitted and approved by track management.   The cost is about $150 per horse, but is the best test to show that a horse does not have the virus or if it is a carrier of the disease....
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Pompano Park makes donation to charities

on 08/05/2008 2:00 AM
The Isle Casino & Racing at Pompano Park gave $25,140 to four local and national charity groups as part of their annual closing night festivities Saturday, August 2.   Senior Director of Racing Operations, Steven Wolf, presented the big check that is shared among the four charities. Part of the annual Isle Pompano Park community giving program, the four charities that were awarded from...
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Delaware oval will have

on 08/05/2008 2:00 AM
Now is the time of year horsemen are deciding which stakes races and which race tracks will best suit their horses.  The 63rd Little Brown Jug will be raced Thursday, September 18th on a rejuvenated  clay surface which should produce some exciting results according to past history.  Noted Grand Circuit Track Consultant Greg Coon is confident that the world’s fastest half-mile trac...
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Previous Saratoga judge Bill Moore dies

on 08/05/2008 2:00 AM
William J. Moore, 83, of Saratoga Springs, N.Y. died on Aug. 2 after a long illness. Moore was a judge at Saratoga Raceway, having begun his career in harness racing in the 1950s. He drove, trained, and owned Standardbred horses throughout his life. Survivors include his longtime companion, Ann Fobian of Saratoga Springs; his two children, Chrisana Moore McGill (Charles M. Joseph) and William A. ...
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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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