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P-Glide wins at Indy Downs in 1:55.2

on 08/18/2007 2:00 AM
Champion Passionate Glide returned to action with a victory Friday evening at Indiana Downs, capturing the $14,000 open handicap with a 1:55.2 clocking. The next stop for the Yankee Glide four year old is the Breeders Crown. Starting from the outside post in a scratch-shortened field of six, Marcus Johansson raced third early after breaks by two key horses at the start. He had planned a different...
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Divisional champ back in form in Ohio Sire Stakes

on 08/18/2007 2:00 AM
Last year’s divisional champion Osborne’s Gypsy is every bit as good again this year, and she showed it again Friday night at Scioto Downs,  taking her division of Ohio Sires Stakes by a length in 1:53.4. Ryan Stahl drove the daughter of On The Attack for trainer Eric Hamlet.   It was the fifth win in six sophomore starts for Osborne’s Gypsy, who is owned by Jerome Osborne of Men...
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Hasta la vista to competition in Pa Sire Stakes

on 08/18/2007 2:00 AM
Pasta Lavista stayed unbeaten after five career starts with a Pennsylvania Sire Stakes win at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Saturday afternoon. There were seven divisions of the Sire Stakes for 2-year-old fillies on the pace. Pasta Lavista, the 1-5 betting favorite in her split, had the lead at every pole in the win. Driver Randy Tharps slowed her down after a rapid opening quarter. That left t...
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Lonestar Legend dominates Fox Stake

on 08/18/2007 2:00 AM
Lonestar Legend put on a powerful display Saturday afternoon at the Indiana State Fairgrounds to capture the $48,700 Fox Stake for freshman colt pacers in 1:52.3. Driven by Mark O’Mara, the Western Hanover colt received every call, winning by 13 lengths for trainer Don Swick. The winning time established a new lifetime mark. “This was a very nice race for him,” Swick said afterward. “He p...
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Tempo & Tetrick take Fan Hanover

on 08/18/2007 2:00 AM
Southwind Tempo and Tim Tetrick dominated the C$35,000 Fan Hanover stakes elimination Saturday at Mohawk, handily winning in 1:51.   Getting away fourth to a :27.1 first quarter, Southwind Tempo pulled and rocketed past pace-setter Isabella Blue Chip and David Miller.  Hana Hanover, who upset Southwind Tempo in the Mistletoe Shalee, pressured the filly going to the three quarters. ...
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$40,000 Yonkers Trot elims contested

on 08/18/2007 2:00 AM
Foreign owned, American sired colts dominated the Yonkers Trot eliminations Saturday with Adrian Chip walking to a 2:01.2 victory in the first elim and Primary As taking the second elim in 1:58.2.   At the :29.4 first quarter, Adrian Chip pulled to set the fractions, with Quite Easy and Jimmy Takter settling for the pocket trip.  Up Front Larry pulled just before the 1:02.3 h...
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Late-closers take Eternal Camnation

on 08/18/2007 2:00 AM
Two of the three C$122,367 Eternal Camnation divisions at Mohawk Saturday favored late-closers as the first two divisional winners, Thong and Good News Lady came up late to win their respective races in 1:53.4 and 1:55.  Victim of Love held off a late drive to win the last division in 1:54.2.   With the race favorite boxed in, it looked like Cartniverous would upset and win the first d...
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Lis Mara, consistently the favorite, does not disappoint

on 08/18/2007 2:00 AM
Ten of the best aged pacers collided in the C$737,000 Canadian Pacing Derby Saturday at Mohawk and Lis Mara proved to be on the top of his game as he won his second consecutive Derby in 1:49.3.   Total Truth went straight for the lead and was relentless, parking Tigerama to a blistering :25.3 first quarter.  Boulder Creek settled in for a pocket trip from the ten hole and Lis Mara got ...
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Vivid Photo, Armbro Dancer score

on 08/17/2007 2:00 AM
Vivid Photo lowered the all-time track trotting record at Vernon Downs to 1:52.1, and Armbro Dancer trimmed two-fifths of a second off the track\'s overall 54-year-old pacing yardstick with her 1:50.1 score, in stakes action on Thursday night.   The 2005 Hambletonian winner, Vivid Photo lowered Vernon’s all-age trotting standard by winning the $154,000 Credit Winner challen...
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Lots of rumorsliesnalibies at Mohawk

on 08/17/2007 2:00 AM
Rumorsliesnalibies turned in an impressive two-move effort Thursday night to win for the second straight week in the Bridger Trotting Series for 2-year-old colts and geldings at Mohawk Racetrack. The other $15,000(C) split went to Lancer Springs who was a runner-up in round one.With Randy Waples catch driving, Rumorsliesnalibies left alertly and got away second behind Go Go Don through ...
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Kenneth J returns to NYSS action

on 08/17/2007 2:00 AM
Kenneth J has already earned $498,759 this year, in what his connections call the first half of his 3-year-old season. Now, after a three-week break, the pacing colt will kick off the second half of his potentially million-dollar year with a start in the New York State Fair on Saturday at Tioga Downs.   A total of 23 colts and geldings entered the State Fair for 3-year-old colt pa...
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Health certificates required at Vernon, Tioga

on 08/17/2007 2:00 AM
Management at Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs have announced that due to a recent positive test for strangles in the New York area, both tracks will require a clean bill of health certificate for horses shipping in from the western New York area. The policy will go into effect beginning at Vernon Downs on Tuesday, Aug. 21, and at Tioga Downs on Friday, Aug. 24. For more information please contac...
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Vanderkemp hoping to \'took\' Canadian Pacing Derby

on 08/17/2007 2:00 AM
If it weren’t for bad luck, he’d have no luck at all, it seems, but local trainer Mike Vanderkemp is hoping 4-year-old Took Hanover can shake off some of his bad karma in Saturday night’s $737,000(C) Canadian Pacing Derby at Mohawk racetrack. \"He’s a bit of a hard luck horse, and a real handful around the barn,\" says Vanderkemp of the son of The Panderosa, owned by Adam Victor &a...
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Windsun rallies in Red Mile lane to win early-closer

on 08/17/2007 2:00 AM
Five early-closer fields matched up for the second time at The Red Mile Thursday night. Windsun Lane and driver Kyle Bolon battled seven other colt trotters as well as high winds and spotty rain to win their $6,000 early-closer leg in 1:57.2.   Bolon, 19, guided Windsun Lane to a well-timed, two-length win for co-owners Mike Fellinger and trainer Rodney Bolon. Malevich Hanover finished...
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Won The West connections hoping to win Jug

on 08/17/2007 2:00 AM
\"If you are from Ohio winning the Little Brown Jug is big time,” says Bill Robinson, one of six Ohioans who share ownership of the 3-year-old pacer Won The West.    Robinson and his fellow Buckeyes expect to be in Delaware, Ohio, on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 20, for the 62nd Little Brown Jug to cheer on their 3-year-old gelding pacer Won The West. Won The West earned...
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P-Glide takes on open trotters at Indiana Downs

on 08/17/2007 2:00 AM
Millionaire Passionate Glide will kick off her quest for another Breeders Crown title Friday night at Indiana Downs. The Yankee Glide 4 year old has drawn the outside post in the $14,000 open handicap. The mare will be driven by Marcus Johansson in the seventh race on the program.   “We needed a race for her. This will be a good test for her,” trainer Jimmy Takter commented....
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Will MacLeish follow Chamberlain with Battle victory?

on 08/17/2007 2:00 AM
Sunday\'s revival of the $250,000 Battle of the Brandywine Pace at Harrah\'s Chester Casino & Racetrack brings back 30 years of memories of harness racing in the Delaware Valley, including a special moment for basketball star Wilt Chamberlain.   Chamberlain was a horse lover who purchased Rivaltime as a 2-year-old pacer in 1964. The colt took on world champion Bret H...
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Handicappers wanted at Batavia

on 08/17/2007 2:00 AM
The first free $750 Handicapping challenge of the season takes place Friday Night at Batavia Downs Gaming.   Sign up to participate begins at 6 p.m. at Players Club. The contest is open to all Players Club members and it is free to be a member of the Players Club. All contest forms must be turned in by post time of the first race, which is 7:35 p.m.   Batavia Downs races 1-9 wi...
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Dan Dengel dies

on 08/17/2007 2:00 AM
Veteran horseman Dan Dengel, who competed at racetracks in Ontario and Michigan for more than 30 years, died Thursday night shortly after driving one of his horses at Hazel Park. He was 52.   Mr. Dengel drove the 4-year-old trotting mare Incredible Barb in the fifth race at Hazel Park Thursday and, according to witnesses, had just placed his race sulky in his trailer when he apparently suff...
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Spice Queen crowned in Helen Smith Memorial

on 08/17/2007 2:00 AM
In a wire-to-wire performance, Spice Queen extended her winning streak to six, capturing the $85,000 Helen Smith Memorial Trot on Friday afternoon at Freehold Raceway.   Brian Sears rated the trotting filly through modest fractions of 29, 1:00 and 1:29.1, pulling away in the stretch with a :28.3 final panel for a 2 1/4-length victory in 1:57.4.  It was well off the stakes record ...
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