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Battle of the Brandywine set to return Sunday

on 08/16/2007 2:00 AM
After an 18-year lapse, the $250,000 Battle of the Brandywine Pace will be restarted Sunday with some of the nation\'s finest 3-year-old pacers competing at Harrah\'s Chester Casino & Racetrack.   Inaugurated in 1960, the \"Battle\" reigned as the most popular stakes race at Brandywine Raceway and drew thousands of fans to the harness track just across the state line in Delaware.&n...
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Adios simulcast room opens Thursday at The Meadows

on 08/16/2007 2:00 AM
The Meadows\' temporary on-track simulcast and racing facility will open its doors on Thursday. The facility is located trackside in the area known as The Adios Room. Doors will open at 11:00 a.m. daily, seven days a week.   The temporary facility spans 7,500 square feet and features a number of viewing options, including two teletheaters, tabletop monitors and a Player R...
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Springfield postpones Thursday to 12 noon on Friday

on 08/16/2007 2:00 AM
Thursday afternoon\'s card at Springfield, Ill., has been postponed until Friday because of a thunderstorm and persistent rain. The program, which is highlighted by six $50,000 State Fair finals, will go postward at 12 noon on Friday.
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Confederation Cup draws 20

on 08/16/2007 2:00 AM
Twenty 3-year-old colt pacers have been entered for Sunday\'s Confederation Cup at Flamboro Downs, including a pair of $25,000 supplemental nominees. There will be three $50,000(C) eliminations with the top three finishers in each returning later that program for the $548,500(C) final.   Here is the post position draw for the three Confederation Cup eliminations:   1st Elim 1-Artri...
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Will Anderberg start in Yonkers Trot?

on 08/16/2007 2:00 AM
Anderberg, fresh off a 1:56.4 win in an Arden Downs division at The Meadows last Friday night, is scheduled to start in the second elimination for the Yonkers Trot this Saturday. But a staking service is trying to get an injunction to keep the horse from racing because of a financial dispute.   Anderberg, a 3-year-old colt by Andover Hall, races under the ownership of John Green of Can...
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14 colts entered in Zweig at Tioga

on 08/16/2007 2:00 AM
Hambletonian starter Flirtin Man will headline the 33rd edition of the Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial Trot on Sunday at Tioga Downs. The event, worth a combined $321,350 in purses, attracted 14 colts and 12 fillies for two divisions of each sex.   Flirtin Man will start from post six in race eight as the likely post-time favorite. The winner of nearly $110,000 this year is owned in part ...
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Irene\'s on the move again at Harrington

on 08/15/2007 2:00 AM
Rodney Wyatt\'s Ireneonthemove ($3.60, Tim Curtin) won her third race of the year in 1:53.2 in the featured $20,000 Mares Open Tuesday night at Harrington Raceway. Curtin put the 4-year-old Powerful Toy mare on the front end and she would set all the fractions, holding off a vicious late rally by Dance Hall for the win. \"Irene\" has banked more than $375,000 lifetime. Ireneonthemove made most ...
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A toast to Artie Bacardi in Mass Sire Stakes

on 08/15/2007 2:00 AM
Artie Bacardi overcame a serious break just after the start of the race and powered to his first career victory with a 1:59.4 triumph in a $6,500 Massachusetts Sire Stakes at Plainridge Racecourse Tuesday afternoon. Owned by Stephen O’Toole, trained by Nancy Longobardi and driven by Jim Hardy, Artie Bacardi was rough going to the gate and was on a break at the start. But Hardy steadied th...
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Tom\'s OK Lady sets Pocono mark

on 08/15/2007 2:00 AM
Tom’s OK Lady won the featured Open Handicap Trot on Tuesday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and set a new track record in the process. The mare trotted the mile in 1:54, breaking the record of 1:54.2 for 4-year-old trotting mares set by Lifelong Victory back in 1996. Tom’s OK Lady left from post position six in a field of seven and driver Greg Grismore immediately gunned her t...
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Purse estimates for PASS in 2008

on 08/15/2007 2:00 AM
The Pennsylvania Sires Stakes, responding to inquires about 2008 purses and strategy for purchase of yearlings at upcoming sales, is issuing the following money projections for next year. Pari-Mutuel: Purses for the four preliminary legs should at least double in 2008, with added money expected to be around $200,000 per event. Finals will go from $100,000 this year to $150,000 in 2008. In all,&n...
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Peter Wrenn wins 7,000th race

on 08/15/2007 2:00 AM
Peter Wrenn won his 7,000th career race Wednesday afternoon at the Calhoun County Fair in Marshall, Mich., with the milestone victory coming with his own Spellbinder in the card\'s final race.   Wrenn, whose first win came at the age of 16 in 1978, came into the day two wins shy of 7,000. In the 20th race on the Wednesday card he won with Nummi, who he shares ownership of with John Deters. ...
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Will spice be the girl in Helen Smith?

on 08/15/2007 2:00 AM
Spice Queen bids for the whole enchilada, putting her five-race winning streak on the line in the $85,000 Helen Smith Final on Friday afternoon at Freehold Raceway. The 3-year-old daughter of Yankee Glide, who is out of the mare The Big Enchilada, is a perfect five-for-five in 2007, winning four condition trots in the Midwest before turning in a nose tally over Victoria Volo in her Smith elimin...
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Gotta Go Moe wins Colt Stakes final in 1:49.3

on 08/15/2007 2:00 AM
Gotta Go Moe was told you gotta go at the top of the lane and the 3-year-old gelded brother of world champion Incredible Tillie responded by sweeping past the leaders and scoring a 1:49.3 victory in the $50,000 Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes final at Springfield late Wednesday afternoon.   Brent Holland was in the bike for the Erv Miller-trained son of Incredible Finale who waited patientl...
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Tell All takes Kentucky Sire Stakes split

on 08/14/2007 2:00 AM
North America Cup winner Tell All, relaxed early in seventh by driver Dave Palone, rushed to the front down the backstretch and with a final quarter of :26.1 coasted to a 9 ¼-length win in 1:50.4 in a $20,000 Kentucky Sire Stakes division Monday night at The Red Mile. The 3-year-old son of Real Desire had a 5-2-3 record in his three starts since his win in the $1.5 million NA Cup, but got back o...
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A Red Mile win for Xactly Hanover

on 08/14/2007 2:00 AM
Nine days after making a break while in contention in the $1.5 million Hambletonian, Xactly Hanover won the Open Trot on Monday night\'s card at The Red Mile. And just as Donato Hanover trotted his Hambo-winning mile in 1:53.2, so did Xactly Hanover in the $5,000 Kentucky contest.   \"It\'s too bad as you don\'t get to go for $1.5 million too many times,\" said trainer Osvaldo Formia of the...
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Sway Charles notches eighth straight

on 08/14/2007 2:00 AM
Allan Pullman, Barry Glickstein, and Eddie Davis\' Sway Charles won his eighth consecutive race Monday at Harrington Raceway in 1:55.3 in a $13,000 conditioned event for pacers. The 3-year-old Real Artist colt and driver Allan Davis left from post three and assumed command from Leutenant General approaching the quarter mile in :28. He was never headed the rest of the way as he set fractions of ...
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Ten entered in Hudson Filly Trot

on 08/14/2007 2:00 AM
Ten 3 year old filly trotters have been entered for the $340,330 Hudson at Yonkers Raceway, with a pair of $20,000 elimination events going postward Saturday night, with the first four finishers in each five-horse foray returning for the $300,330 final Aug. 25.   Classical Mary (Tony Morgan, post 1) leads the first elim, fresh from her win in the $30,000 Duenna...
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Harrah\'s Chester goes to 12:45 p.m. post

on 08/14/2007 2:00 AM
Harrah’s Chester Casino & Racetrack will revert to a 12:45 p.m. (ET) first post time effective with the racing card of Monday, Aug. 20. This post time will stay in effect for the duration of the 2007 season, which runs through Thursday, Dec. 20.             Harrah’s Chester races live on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursd...
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Southwind Lynx favored in second Jug future pool

on 08/14/2007 2:00 AM
Southwind Lynx, who has won two million-dollar races this year, the Art Rooney Pace and The Meadowlands Pace, plus a $121,000 division of the Oliver Wendell Holmes, is the 9-2 morning line favorite in the second of three Little Brown Jug future wagering pools. However, the George Teague-trained son of Real Artist finished fifth in last Saturday’s Adios Pace eliminations and failed to qualif...
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Green Day supplemented to Yonkers Trot

on 08/14/2007 2:00 AM
Fifteen 3-year-old trotters--14 colts and one gelding--have been entered for the $724,770 Yonkers Trot at Yonkers Raceway, the second jewel of the Trotting Triple Crown, and eliminations to pare the field down to eight will be contested Saturday night..   The 53rd edition of the Trot carries a total purse of $724,770, with a pair of $40,000 elimination races and a $644,770 final. ...
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