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Two Harold Dancer Trot elims held

on 09/12/2007 2:00 AM
Yankee Gospel and Wind Surfer, both sons of Muscles Yankee, won their respective $7,500 elimination division on Wednesday and earned spots in the $90,000 Harold Dancer Trot for 2-year-old colts and geldings on Sept.19 at Freehold Raceway.The top four from each six-horse elimination, carded as the third and fourth races, earned spots in the final. In the first division, Yankee Gospel [$3.40, $3.20,...
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Michelles Power equals Mohawk mark

on 09/11/2007 2:00 AM
Michelles Power equaled her own track record with another scintillating 1:50.1 victory in Monday night\'s single $115,000(C) Ontario Sire Stakes Gold elimination for 3-year-old filly pacers at Mohawk. After a recall had been issued initially, the field got away cleanly the second time around and driver Jody Jamieson got Michelles Power away seventh in the field of 10 and watched as Million...
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A Bouchard hat trick at Yonkers

on 09/11/2007 2:00 AM
The $48,300 Goalie Jeff, a New York-bred late-closer for freshman pacing fillies, went as a quintet Monday night at Yonkers Raceway with Stephane Bouchard, the Raceway\'s leading driver, having his picture taken after three of the events. Bouchard won the firsr ($9,700) event with odds-on Queen of the Stars ($2.70), who went the distance in 2:00 flat. The daughter of Village ...
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Harrah\'s Chester celebrates anniversary with Pocohantas

on 09/11/2007 2:00 AM
One year ago Monday, Harrah\'s Chester Casino and Racetrack opened its doors to the return of harness racing to the Delaware Valley. In Monday\'s one-year anniversary program, two divisions of the Pocahontas late-closing series for 2-year-old pacing fillies went postward, with Saymynamesaymyname and Real Nasty Miss taking their respective divisions. Saymynamesaymyname ($6.40) and Brian Sea...
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Windows steamed up at Harrington

on 09/11/2007 2:00 AM
Kenny Wood, William Taylor and Roy Adams\' Steam The Windows (Tim Curtin, $28.80) was the longest shot on the board and scored a 1:52 win in the featured $26,000 Open Monday at Harrington Raceway. The 6-year-old Park Place gelding fought hard first over to overtake pacesetting Redford Hall on the final turn for his eighth win of the year for trainer Eric Ell. He\'s earned more than $94,000 this...
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Johansson wins seven at The Red Mile

on 09/11/2007 2:00 AM
With Dave Palone deciding to rest a sore shoulder suffered in a race accident at Scioto Downs on Saturday, and Tony Hall also out of action as a result of being hurt in that spill, Marcus Johansson took full advantage and won seven of the 15 races on the Monday night card at The Red Mile.   Johansson, 29, won with well-bred Susan XYZ in 1:58.2 in a $6,000 early-closer leg for 2-year-old tro...
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Burgess tells all about Tell All going to the Jug

on 09/11/2007 2:00 AM
Trainer Blair Burgess told harnessracing.com Tuesday morning that although he is leaning toward entering North America Cup winner Tell All in the Little Brown Jug, he is still not completely sold on the idea. Burgess said he also plans on shipping Tell All to The Red Mile for Grand Circuit action, and a start at Delaware Sept. 20 would cost him a race in Kentucky.   “Once you go to Delawa...
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Billings travels to Prince Edward Island

on 09/11/2007 2:00 AM
Eight Billings Series road warriors took harness racing\'s greatest traveling sideshow to Canada on Saturday and Sunday, competing at Charlottetown Driving Park and Summerside Harness Raceway.   On Saturday, the amateur drivers received a cordial Canadian welcome and competed in two pacing events at the Charlottetown Driving Park. In the first event, it was the Eastern Divisi...
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Harvey aiming for NYSS title with Lislea Phia

on 09/11/2007 2:00 AM
Fifty-four years after becoming the youngest driver to win the Hambletonian, you’d think that Hall of Fame trainer Harry Harvey had seen about everything there is to see on a racetrack, but even he was surprised when Lislea Phia, the 3-year-old homebred pacing filly he trains for Yonkers Raceway’s owner and president Tim Rooney, managed to overcome a break to win and dead heat for a victo...
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Alexabeth upsets EJ\'s Copperstone in ISS debut

on 09/11/2007 2:00 AM
EJ’s Copperstone has fallen from the ranks of the undefeated. Looking to extend her streak to seven straight, the freshman filly pacer was upset by first-time starter Alexabeth in the $12,000 second round of Indiana Sires Stakes action Tuesday afternoon at Indiana Downs. Driven by Ricky Macomber, the daughter of I Scoot Hanover won her debut with a 1:56.3 effort as the favorite finished fourth f...
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Record lowered twice in Oakville elims

on 09/11/2007 2:00 AM
The Canadian record for 2-year-old filly trotters was lowered twice on Monday night at Mohawk Racetrack, first by Snow White (1:55.2) and then by Bella Dolce (1:55). The miles came in eliminations for the Oakville Stakes. The former mark of 1:55.3, set by Syrinx Hanover in October of 2000, was eclipsed in the second elimination when Snow White stopped the clock in 1:55.2 for driver Jo...
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Windsong Espoir sets 2YO track mark at Mohawk

on 09/10/2007 2:00 AM
The parade of track records continued on Sunday night at Mohawk as Windsong Espoir equaled the standard for rookie trotting colts with a 1:55.3 victory in one of four $30,000 eliminations for this year’s William Wellwood Memorial Stakes. Despite being parked past the half in :58, the strapping son of Kadabra-Diamond Image cruised to an open lengths win over Intimidator and Deliberate. The...
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Fox winner Lonestar Legend sidelined

on 09/10/2007 2:00 AM
Fox Stake champion Lonestar Legend raced a disappointing eighth in the $1 million Metro at Mohawk Raceway on Sept. 1. According to trainer Don Swick, there is a good reason why the Western Hanover colt didn’t race up to par; he flipped his palate.   “We thought he might have had a problem at Indianapolis,” Swick stated. “He probably would have been better off in the (Metro) co...
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Filly from Miss Easy tops New Jersey Classic

on 09/10/2007 2:00 AM
Mezuzah Hanover, a Mcardle filly from world champion Miss Easy topped the New Jersey Classic Yearling Sale Sunday, bringing a bid of $90,000 from John Canulliere of East Orange, N.J.   Conducted by the Garden State Horse Sales Company, the sale sold 227 yearlings for a gross of $2,237,300 and an average of $9,856, which was a decline of 1.8 percent from last year’s sale when 269 yearling...
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Average price up at Cottonwood Sale

on 09/10/2007 2:00 AM
The 14th annual Cottonwood Farm Yearling Sale was conducted Sunday afternoon with 63 yearlings going through the sales ring for an average price of $14,911, a 4.5 percent increase form last year’s sale.   Topping the sale was Whomthenshallifear, a Cole Muffler colt from the Western Hanover mare Superstitious, who brought a final bid of $49,000 from Z Tam Racing Stable of Nanuet, N.Y. The ...
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Duneside Perch done for year

on 09/10/2007 2:00 AM
Trainer George Teague Jr. told harnessracing.com Monday afternoon that New Jersey Sire Stakes champion Duneside Perch has suffered a cracked cannon bone in his left hind leg and will miss the rest of the year. The 2-year-old son of Cam’s Card Shark had been scratched out of the recent Metro eliminations at Mohawk Racetrack after what Teague said was not a very good training mile.   Dunesi...
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Robin I Scoot drifts to ISS victory

on 09/10/2007 2:00 AM
Those accustomed to watching Robin I Scoot compete in Indiana Sires Stakes competition are familiar with his propensity to drift out in the stretch. Monday, Sept. 10 the I Scoot Hanover freshman used every bit of the lane to score a half length victory in the $12,000 second round of ISS action. Earning his eighth victory of the season, the gelding stopped the clock in 1:53.1. Traditionally r...
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Blue Rae upsets undefeated Miss Scarlett

on 09/09/2007 2:00 AM
Indiana Downs played host to the Kentuckiana Stallion Management Stakes Saturday evening, September 8. The event attracted 15 freshman pacing fillies, yielding two lucrative divisions. Oldfield Farm’s Blue Rae handed Hayes Memorial and Review Stakes winner Miss Scarlett her first career defeat on the way to a 1:54.2 score in the $126,150 second division. In the $124,900 first split Edra Hanover,...
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Little Miss Dragon Rallies For 1:51 victory

on 09/09/2007 2:00 AM
Little Miss Dragon, racing last for three quarters of the mile, swept six wide and past a wall of 3-year-old filly pacers in the stretch and drew away to capture the $161,500 Nadia Lobell Pace in 1:51 Sunday night at The Red Mile.   With John Campbell in the bike, the daughter of Dragaon Again left from the outside post eight and trailed the field  as Captiva Island and Tim Tetrick mov...
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Beachy Girl wins $200,000 KYSS final in 1:52

on 09/09/2007 2:00 AM
Beachy Girl rebounded from her first lifetime loss last week in the She’s A Great Lady at Mohawk Raceway and captured the $200,000 Kentucky Sire Stakes final for 2-year-old filly pacers in 1:52 Sunday night at The Red Mile. Cuz She Can was second in a photo finish.   Cuz She Can and David Palone grabbed the lead after an opening quarter in :27.4 and took the field to the half in :55.1 and...
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