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Enough Talk finishes third in final

on 05/25/2008 2:00 AM
Using another powerful burst of speed in the stretch drive, Exploit Caf captured the Elitlopp Sunday afternoon at the Solvalla track in Stockholm, besting the pacesetting Oiseau de Feux with America\'s hope Enough Talk third in the 1:52.1 mile.   Swedish racing writer Lars G. Palm told harnessracing.com that Enough Talk turned in a \"very good, very honest performance\" for trai...
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American blood shines in 4YO features at Solvalla

on 05/25/2008 2:00 AM
American  bloodlines were strong winners of three features for 4 year olds on the Elitlopp day card, with offspring by Dream Vacation, Yankee Glide and Andover Hall winning big.   Harpers Joker, a son of Andover Hall, won a stretch battle with Eigor Font, another son of Andover Hall. Harpers Joker scored in 1:55 with Jean Michel Bazire in the sulky.   Skully Gully, a daughter of...
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California Sire Stakes

on 05/25/2008 2:00 AM
Spring Sire Stakes Championship Finals, each carrying a purse of $25,000, were the featured attractions at Cal-Expo on Saturday night, on which some won as expected, and some didn\'t. In the first Sires Stakes, this for filly trotters, Smooth Jazz, to no one’s surprise, would remain unbeaten in 10 career starts. Coming away in fourth position from post one in the field of seven, trainer Tim ...
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Tetrick & Buck I St Pat set new world record in Maxie Lee

on 05/25/2008 2:00 AM
Taylor, Gold, Basen and Fuller’s Buck I St Pat mounted an incredible come from behind effort to win the $250,000 Maxie Lee Final at Harrah’s Chester Casino and Racetrack on Sunday, May 25. Buck I St Pat, a 5-year-old daughter of Jailhouse Jesse, finished one length ahead of Man About Town (Ron Pierce) in a new world record for trotting fillies or mares on a five-eighths mile track, 1:52.2, w...
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Tight finish in Empire Breeders Classic

on 05/25/2008 2:00 AM
It took a photo finish to determine the winner of the $242,275 Empire Breeder’s Classic for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs. The result was that Bullville Powerful and driver Yannick Gingras won by inches over Riggins and driver Ray Schnittker.   The 3-year-old Bettor’s Delight colt used a two hole trip behind Riggins to prep for the battle that wou...
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Field set for richest Molson Pace

on 05/24/2008 2:00 AM
The weather was a coolish 11 C (52 F) but that didn’t impede the action from being hot and heavy in the pair of 2008 Molson Pace eliminations contested at Western Fair Raceway on Friday evening, May 23. In the first elimination, Zooka was sent first-over by driver Mario Baillargeon at the :55.4 half posted by Fox Valley Tribal with Denis St. Pierre in the bike. At the three-quarter pole Zooka ...
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Ladies Love Yonkers

on 05/24/2008 2:00 AM
Friday night (May 23) was indeed Ladies Night at Yonkers Raceway, with winning women everywhere you turned. Western Graduate won the co-featured $30,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace, track record holder Victor\'s Vicky beat the boys in the co-featured $30,000 Open Handicap Trot and Betsy Phillips (with Daylon Traveller) was up on the money in the Mildred Williams International Driving Serie...
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ONSS Gold Elims to Coleman, MacDonald

on 05/24/2008 2:00 AM
Casie Coleman and Mark MacDonald teamed up to sweep the Ontario Sire Stakes Gold eliminations at Western Fair on Friday, May 23.  The two $40,000(C) eliminations for three-year-old pacing fillies went to Chancey Lady and A Fiesty Affair, both by Camluck.   Chancey Lady took the first elimination in 1:55.1 after sitting fourth and pulling before the three-quarter pole.  Postin...
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**NEW**EXCLUSIVE: Peter Kleinhans reports from Sweden

on 05/24/2008 2:00 AM
On the eve of the Elitlopp, Peter Kleinhans writes about Luc Ouellette, who will drive Enough Talk Sunday, more of his experiences and his plans for after the race. Just click on FIRST OVER above and read his Saturday blog.
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Badlands Nitro takes Hempt Final in 1:50

on 05/24/2008 2:00 AM
Badlands Nitro and Brian Sears captured the $301,072 Max C. Hempt Memorial Pace Final Saturday afternoon at Pocono Downs – in a track record equaling (for three-year-old colt pacers) and career best 1:50.   Leaving from post position one, Badlands Nitro went straight to the top and never looked back to score victory for trainer George Teague, Jr. and owners John Celii and Teague Inc. ...
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NJ Classic elims to Daley Deposit Only & Cold Cape Cod

on 05/24/2008 2:00 AM
The Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic Eliminations brought fast last quarters to the Meadowlands racetrack Saturday, May 24.  Cold Cape Cod and Daley Deposit Only won their respective $25,000 eliminations in 1:52 and 1:51.4 respectively.   Daley Deposit Only, from post seven, got parked to the quarter leaving for the front but made it there by the half and held on to win by a nose....
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Won The West edges Artistic Fella in Dan Patch Invitational

on 05/24/2008 2:00 AM
Won the West and driver Greg Grismore used a valiant stretch drive to overtake a field of nine opponents in the 15th edition of the $200,000 Dan Patch Invitational Pace Saturday, May 24. The duo crossed the finish line in a time of 1:50.0, their fastest effort in 2008. Starting from the second tier in post 10, Won the West waited patiently as the race set up in front of him. Booze Cruzin and Sam ...
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Pembroke Lane sets 1:56 PASS mark at The Meadows

on 05/23/2008 2:00 AM
Pembroke Lane, an erratic, headstrong colt at 2, showed both speed and professionalism as he shattered the stakes record in a $212,635 Pennsylvania Sire Stake for sophomore trotters Thursday at The Meadows. The stakes, known as the Super Bowl, was contested over five divisions, with Lear Jetta, The Pres, Dennis and In Focus capturing the other splits.   His attitude as a youngster prom...
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Daley changes gaits with Daley Deposit Only

on 05/23/2008 2:00 AM
Dan Daley is best known for training trotters, but this year he could add to his pacing credentials with a three-year-old colt entered in the $500,000 Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic at the Meadowlands.   Daley Deposit Only, a son of Artiscape, is rated 9-2 in the morning line from outside post seven in Saturday night’s fifth race, the second of two $25,000 elimination races which w...
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Ms Pollyanna stays unbeaten with victory in Sciotos series

on 05/23/2008 2:00 AM
The sophomore trotting filly Ms Pollyanna remained unbeaten in three starts this season with a victory in a division of the Killbuck Mary series on Thursday at Scioto Downs. The filly by Hambletonian winner Chip Chip Hooray went straight to the front from post eight and led all the way as she scored by 7 3/4 lengths in 2:00.2 Kyle Ater drove for his father, trainer Dan Ater, and owner J.D. Bu...
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Right Mind gets a break in Vernon feature

on 05/23/2008 2:00 AM
The veteran trotter Right Mind needed a break to capture Thursday night’s $5,775 featured eighth event at Vernon Downs…and he got one. Leading for most of the mile test on a raw, rainy evening, Right Mind was passed in the final stride by Baileysirishdream, who crossed the finish line first, but was ruled to be off-stride by the judges.    Since he was only a head ...
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Vicktor victor for a second straight time at Saratoga

on 05/23/2008 2:00 AM
Vicktor continued his ascent up the New York-bred sophomore trotting ranks on Thursday, visiting the winner’s circle for the second straight time following a 2:01.3 victory in the second-race non-winners trot at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway.   Starting from post seven with Jay Randall at the lines, Vicktor trotted five-wide through the opening turn and was parked in second place as odds-on...
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Quick Thinker quick at Harrington for 1:54.2 victory

on 05/23/2008 2:00 AM
Nanticoke Racing and Jim Morand\'s Quick Thinker ($3.20, Morand) won his second straight race in decisive fashion Thursday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:54.2 triumph.    Trained by Les Givens, the Glowing Tribute 3-year-old colt has won his last two races handily, including a 1:53.2 impressive score on May 1. He is staked to the Maryland Sire Stakes events and is an early season...
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Grismore closes in on 5,000 career driving victories

on 05/23/2008 2:00 AM
Greg Grismore was shut out in eight drives Thursday night at Yonkers Raceway, but a pair of wins in the afternoon at Harrah\'s Chester leav him just three wins shy of 5,000 for his career. The 38-year-old Grismore, a native of Bluffton, Ohio, was a pernennial driving leader at Northfield Park  before moving east in early 2007.  He wasted no time establishing a single-season best w...
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Billings amateur drivers head north for the holiday weekend

on 05/23/2008 2:00 AM
The Memorial Day weekend will see many members of the C.K.G. Billings Amateur Driving Series on the road competing at three different racetracks north of the border in neighboring Canada.   On Saturday, May 24  the first race on the card at Kawartha Downs in Fraserville, Ont., will consist of nine Billings competitors and the following day another nine-horse Billings contest is on ...
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