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on 09/21/2007 2:00 AM
Andrew Cohen couldn\'t make it to the Little Brown Jug, but he took in the day\'s events via simulcasting and said he thoroughly enjoyed the day. In his latest Wire To Wire column, Cohen says the sport should take a few cues from Jug day so more days of racing are entertaining.   Click here to read his latest column.  
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Terry Hunt to run for Illinois office

on 09/21/2007 2:00 AM
Illinois Standardbred breeder Terry Hunt, who operates Cottonwood Farm, is seeking the Republican nomination to the 50th District seat in the Illinois House of Representatives.   Hunt serves on the board of directors of the Illinois Harness Horsemen\'s Association. Prior to founding Cottonwood Farm, he worked in public accounting.   Hunt\'s major campaign topic is his position a...
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Simpson Memorials at Red Mile

on 09/21/2007 2:00 AM
Notable sophomores competed in John Simpson Memorials at The Red Mile Friday night, and two pacing fillies, Vaudeville Margie and Little Miss Dragon, were the fastest winners with 1:51.2 and 1:50.2 miles, respectively.   Vaudeville Margie, a filly by Western Hanover out of the Illinois champion Incredible Tillie, rallied wide through the homestretch to win, earning a new lifetime mark ...
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Yankee Skyscaper wins qualifier in 1:50.4

on 09/21/2007 2:00 AM
Yankee Skyscaper, a 3-year-old colt by Artiscape, won a qualifier at The Red Mile Friday morning in 1:50.4 in his first start behind the gate for trainer Erv Miller. The colt had previously been trained by Chris Ryder.   With Dave Palone aboard, Yankee Skyscaper sat a two-hole trip behind Takeshigemichi, then popped out of the pocket and won by two lengths with a :26.4 last quarter. Yankee ...
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Filly takes Harold Dancer final

on 09/20/2007 2:00 AM
Lunar Dream OM ($10), the only filly in the field of eight, captured the $90,000 Harold Dancer final on Wednesday at Freehold Raceway. The Harold Dancer, sponsored by the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey, is open to New Jersey-bred 2-year-old trotters. Lunar Dream OM is the first filly to win the open division.   Lunar Dream OM, one of five offsp...
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Heat felt in Harrington open

on 09/20/2007 2:00 AM
Thomas Morris Jr. and Gregg Morris\' Safari Heat ($30.80, Roger Plante Jr.) went the fastest mile of the year for a trotter at Harrington Raceway with a 1:55.2 win at 14-1 in the $26,000 Open Trot.  The 5-year-old Striking Sahbra gelding set all the fractions from his rail post position for trainer Tom Morris Jr. and won by two lengths over Valley Sport and Put Them On Hold. \'Heat\' has ban...
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Jug contenders getting ready

on 09/20/2007 2:00 AM
The Jug barn at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds was a flurry of activity Thursday morning as trainers and caretakers began their initial preparations for their colts entered in the Little Brown Jug. Trainer George Teague Jr., who sends out Southwind Lynx, chatted with everyone who stopped by, while Joe Holloway, who has Always A Virgin and Fresh Deck entered in the Jug, did the same on the other si...
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Career marks set in OBC 3-year-old filly paces

on 09/20/2007 2:00 AM
Racing for new owners and on Lasic for the first time, Bunny Ruffles sprung a 7-1 upset in a career-best 1:53 in the second of two $23,553 Ohio Breeders Championships for 3-year-old filly pacers Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds. Driven by Dave Palone, Bunny Ruffles upsest the 1-5 favorite Osborne\'s Gypsy, who had to settle for second-place honors after four straight victories....
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Like A Dream takes Standardbred 2CT

on 09/20/2007 2:00 AM
Like A Dream posted his seventh win of the year in the $61,807 Standardbred for 2-year-old colt trotters Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds, crossing the wire in 2:00 for driver Ron Pierce. The Hall of Fame driver maneuevered Like A Dream into fourth early after leaving from the trailing nine post, and then was able to rally his charge down the stretch for the victory.   S...
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New Hampshire Boy wins in Ohio\'s Old Oaken Bucket

on 09/20/2007 2:00 AM
New Hampshire Boy led at every call to win the $122,400 Old Oaken Bucket for 3-year-old colt trotters Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds. Driven by trainer Ray Schnittker, New Hampshire Boy left for the lead from post three and set fractions of :28.1, :57.4 and 1:27.1 before drawing clear from his 10 rivals to score by open lengths in 1:57.1.   Jimmy Shin finished second f...
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Campbell sweeps Standardbred freshman filly trots

on 09/20/2007 2:00 AM
Up Front Bethann edged past Edra Hanover in the final strides to win the fastest of two $31,954 Standardbred Stakes for 2-year-old filly pacers at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds Thursday afternoon. Driven by John Campbell, Up Front Bethann parlayed a second-over trip into the 1:54.4 victory. Intrinsic Value finished third.   A daughter of Dragon Again, the winner is named for driver Dave Pa...
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Up Front Palone, Swingbatterbatter win Standardbreds

on 09/20/2007 2:00 AM
Up Front Palone and Swingbatterbatter won the two $36,404 Standardbred divisions for 2-year-old colt pacers Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds. Up Front Palone scored in 1:54.4 while Swingbatterbatter cruised to a 1:55.2 clocking, career bests for both freshmen.   Up Front Palone was driven by Ron Pierce. Dragoon K was second with Rusty Tank third. Kelly O\'Donnell trains ...
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Pick Me Up wins Green Acres

on 09/20/2007 2:00 AM
Pick Up extended her winning streak to three with a length-and-a-half victory in the $35,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Green Acres final for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Thursday at Freehold Raceway.   The bay daughter of Dream Away, driven by Michael Cole and trained by Jason Skinner, used rail position to control the lead from start to finish, easily posting a lifetime-best mile of 1:5...
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Silent Swing, Gold Dust Beach win Winbak splits

on 09/20/2007 2:00 AM
Silent Swing made short work of his competition in the first of two $38,200 Winbak Pace for older horses Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds with an open-lengths win in 1:50.3. Driven by Phil Hudon, Silent Swing was all alone at the wire as he won for the fifth straight time.   Eagle Luck and driver Jody Jamieson finished a distant second with Jandj Art third for Andy Mille...
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Tell All, Always A Virgin take LBJ eliminations

on 09/20/2007 2:00 AM
Favorites Tell All and Always A Virgin won their respective $76,600 Little Brown Jug eliminations Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds, setting the stage for a final showdown in the second heat.   Tell All came up first-over at the half but was steadied a bit in the turn by driver Jody Jamieson as he moved forward toward the leading Southwind Lynx, who had been fired out of ...
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Mystical Sunshine sets all-age trotting mark in Ms Versatility

on 09/20/2007 2:00 AM
Mystical Sunshine lowered her own world record for older trotting mares on a half-mile track with a 1:53.2 victory in the $116,000 Ms Versatility final Thursday at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds, an effort that was also the fastest mile ever posted on a two-turn oval by a trotter regardless of sex. The time lowered the previous all-age mark of 1:54 set by Pine Chip at Delaware in 1994.  &nbs...
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Jamieson, Burgess capture Little Brown Jug

on 09/20/2007 2:00 AM
Tell All wrapped up the 62nd Little Brown Jug in straight heats Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds, following up his elimination victory with a wire-to-wire 1:52 score in the second heat. Driver Jody Jamieson used the rail post position to his advantage and led at every call en route to his first-ever Jug decision. His first experience came last when he drove the popular Doonbeg....
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Creamy Mimi wins American National

on 09/19/2007 2:00 AM
Freshman trotting fillies stepped into the spotlight on Tuesday night at Balmoral Park and Creamy Mimi stole the show, winning the $135,000 American-National with a 1:56.2 track record effort.   Proving once again that her yearling price of $165,000 may have been a bargain, Marvin Katz and Al Libfeld’s Creamy Mimi continued to impress as she cruised to a 1-1/4 length victory. &...
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Jug contender Always A Virgin keeps cool

on 09/19/2007 2:00 AM
Jugette Day 2007 at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds got underway at 10:45 Wednesday morning under cloudless skies, with the temperature expected to reach the mid 80s by the time the first elimination of the Jugette which is scheduled for   Earlier in the morning, trainer Joe Holloway stood near Allways A Virgin\'s stall in the Jug barn, with the 3-year-old colt pacer hanging his head o...
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$35,000 sale topper at Ohio Jug Sale

on 09/19/2007 2:00 AM
Gigi\'s Cruiser, a daughter of Yankee Cruiser out of the 1997 Ohio Triple Crown champion $253,000-winning mare Ideal Gigi, was the $35,000 sale topper at the Ohio Jug Sale, which wrapped up its two-night sale at the Eden Park Equestrian Center in Sunbury, Ohio, on Tuesday night.   Consigned by Midland Acres as agent for Conquest Acres, Gigi\'s Cruiser was purchased by Ohio-based trainer Vir...
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