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Always A Virgin 3-5 in Jug future pool

on 08/21/2007 2:00 AM
Always A Virgin, who has won six of his last seven starts including victories in the Oliver Wendell Holmes and the Battle of the Brandywine, is an overwhelming 3-5 favorite in the second of three future wagering pools for the 2007 Little Brown Jug. Southwind Lynx is next at odds of 9-1 while North America Cup winner Tell All and 2-year-old Breeders Crown champion Charley Barley, who...
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Plainridge bars Sears brothers

on 08/21/2007 2:00 AM
Plainridge Racecourse-based horsemen Roland Sears III and his brother, John Sears, have been reportedly barred from that Massachusetts racetrack after what was termed “an undisclosed quantity of lactated Ringer’s solution, a liquid commonly used to illegally milkshake racehorses,” and “hundreds of needles and syringes and over 70 injectible bottles” were seized by state troopers.  ...
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Don D\'Andrea dies

on 08/21/2007 2:00 AM
Don D\'Andrea, a longtime racing official at the Meadowlands and Batavia Downs, died Thursday, Aug. 16, at age 79. D\'Andrea was a part of Joe DeFrank\'s race office staff at the Meadowlands for many years.   D\'Andrea is survived by his wife, Joann; sons James and David; a brother, Fred; a grandson and nieces and nephews.   Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 20, in Holley, N.Y....
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Lis Mara leads nine in Crown Open Pace

on 08/21/2007 2:00 AM
A compact group of North America’s richest and fastest pacers will contest the Breeders Crown Pace, one of four open events worth a combined $1.7 million scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 1, at Mohawk Racetrack in Campbellville, Ont.   Canadian Pacing Derby winner and defending Breeders Crown champion Lis Mara, two-time Crown winner Boulder Creek and 2006 Pacer of the Year Total Truth he...
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Seven entered in Breeders Crown Open Trot

on 08/21/2007 2:00 AM
The $726,000 Breeders Crown Trot, which is also the fifth leg in the World Cup Trot series, drew just five entries and two supplements for a field of seven. The Breeders Crown Trot is one of four open events worth $1.8 million set for Saturday, Sept. 1, at Mohawk Racetrack in Campbellville, Ont. Nat Ray winner Corleone Kosmos and runner-up Equinox Bi, who supplemented for $75,...
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193 entered Thursday at Red Mile; 98 degrees expected

on 08/21/2007 2:00 AM
The entry box at The Red Mile continues to overflow and if you like racing, you\'ll certainly like Thursday night\'s card as 20 races have been scheduled to go postward. The first race will begin at 6:30 p.m., and race secretary Kevin Mack told harnessracing.com shortly before Monday night\'s 15-race card he hopes to have the 20th and final event declared \"official\" before 11:30.   Mack s...
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Breeders Crown Mare Pace elims drawn

on 08/21/2007 2:00 AM
A field of 14 mares--boasting honors, accolades, world records and million-dollar bankrolls--will race Friday night to arrive at a field of 10 to contest the $363,000 Breeders Crown Mare Pace final, one of four open events scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 1, at Mohawk Racetrack in Campbellville, Ont.   Two-time Breeders Crown champion My Little Dragon will look to join the legendary Etern...
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Meadowlands releases final meet numbers

on 08/21/2007 2:00 AM
The 2007 Meadowlands January-August harness meet ended on a high note with a strong Hambletonian Day, despite an overall downward trend in attendance and handle, most notably that total on-track handle fell by 25 percent.   Originally scheduled for 138 days, the meet was cut by nine Wednesdays, from March through May, due to a shortage of horses. Five additional cards were lost, whole or in...
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Canadian Horse of Year Majestic Son retired

on 08/21/2007 2:00 AM
Reigning Canadian Horse of the Year Majestic Son has reportedly been retired after suffering a leg injury, with the 4-year-old son of Angus Hall finishing his career with 22 wins in 38 starts and $1.75 million in earnings. He wrapped up his standout sophomore season in 2006 with a Breeders Crown victory, defeating U.S. Horse of the Year Glidemaster in the process. Trainer Mark Steacy told Standar...
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Crown Mare Trot elims loaded with Crown winners

on 08/21/2007 2:00 AM
Thirteen of North America’s top trotting mares forced two elims on Friday to reach a field of 10 for the $250,000 Breeders Crown Mare Trot final, one of four open events scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 1, at Mohawk Racetrack in Campbellville, Ont. The fields are loaded with past Breeders Crown champions, including defending mare trot champion Mystical Sunshine, 2006 sophomore Crow...
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Two Europeans supplement to Breeders Crown

on 08/20/2007 2:00 AM
The connections of two of Europe’s top trotting representatives Equinox Bi and Giant Diablo anted up the $75,000 supplement to compete in the $726,000 Breeders Crown Trot to be raced Saturday, Sept. 1, at Mohawk Racetrack.   Equinox Bi, owned and trained by the Biasuzzi family of Italy, is a 6-year-old son of the American stallion Valley Boss Bi and 1996 Breeders Crown winner Persona...
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Pair supplemented to Crown Mare Pace

on 08/20/2007 2:00 AM
A pair of pacing mares from either side of the U.S.-Canadian border are willing to test a stellar group of Crown eligibles by supplementing to the $363,000 Breeders Crown Mare Pace, to be raced Saturday, Sept. 1, at Mohawk Racetrack.   Trainer Kelvin Harrison said it was an easy decision to pay the $37,5000 supplement for Free, who’s won two of the last three Open Mare handicaps at C...
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Monday program cancelled at Indiana Downs

on 08/20/2007 2:00 AM
Heavy rains in central Indiana throughout the day and a racing surface deemed unsafe resulted in the cancellation of Indiana Downs’ Monday racing program. According to presiding judge Tim Schmitz, horsemen competing in the night’s program made the decision to forego racing for the evening. “The drivers and trainers met with the Indiana Standardbred Association president (Jeff Edwards) in th...
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First starter takes Rosecroft for 1:52.2

on 08/19/2007 2:00 AM
Real Tough took the $122,170 Wayne Smullin Memorial for two-year-old pacers in impressive fashion on a relatively chilly summer evening, Saturday at Rosecroft.  This 1:52.2 win was in the first lifetime start for the Real Artist colt; he had won his two qualifiers on August 3 and August 9 in 1:56.2 and 1:54.3 respectively.   Getting away fifth, driver Bradley Hanners pulled Real Tough ...
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Freshman OSS action at Scioto Downs

on 08/19/2007 2:00 AM
The last round of Ohio Sires Stakes action at Scioto Downs took place on Saturday night, with a mixture of young veterans and newcomers visiting the winner’s circle. Two-year-old trotting and pacing colts were contesting their fifth and last OSS legs, with the $100,000 Championship Finals coming up at Northfield Park on Ohio Super Night, Saturday, September 1. Rose Run Jeriah made it six in a r...
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Movin Over & Beer Budget take OSS Gold Finals

on 08/19/2007 2:00 AM
Three-year-old colt and filly trotters competed Sunday afternoon at Flamboro for the C$130,000 Ontario Sire Stakes Gold Final.  Movin Over and driver Jason Brewer, at odds of 23-1, swept past the pacesetter to win the filly final in 1:57.2.  Beer Budget and Luc Ouellette won the colt final, drawing off in 1:57.1.   Getting away sixth, Jason Brewer let JM Aggie (Jody Jamieson) and ...
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Confederation Cup elims held, post positions drawn for final

on 08/19/2007 2:00 AM
Three eliminations were held for the Confederation Cup final that would be held later in the Flamboro card Sunday afternoon.  The top three finishers from each elim make it to the final.  Artriverderci went wire to wire in the first elim to win by two lengths in 153.2.   Driver Trevor Henry took Artriverderci from the rail post position and took the lead going to a :27.2 first qua...
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Laughing to the finish line in Confederation Cup

on 08/19/2007 2:00 AM
In a race to the finish, Laughing Art came up the inside to take the 31st Confederation Cup final in 1:53.3 at Flamboro Sunday evening.   Domitian Hanover cut the mile in the $548,500(C) contest, heading to the quarter in :27.4.  Forensic Z Tam was the first to pull and he flushed out Artriverderci to a :56.4 half.  Sitting in the pocket, Jody Jamieson had Laughing Art in perfect ...
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Flirtin Man & Bet To Win take Zweig Memorial divisions

on 08/19/2007 2:00 AM
Flirtin Man, driven in hand by John Campbell, drew off to win the first $117,250 division of the Zweig Memorial Trot at Tioga Downs in a new track record of 1:54.3   Please Poppy and Per Henriksen took the lead but Flirtin Man was just on his outside, pressuring to a :28.1 first quarter.  Please Poppy let Flirtin Man go to the front and the Angus Hall colt led every step of the way.&nb...
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Always A Virgin shatters Battle of Brandywine stakes record

on 08/19/2007 2:00 AM
On a track, labeled as sloppy, the Battle of the Brandywine took five divisions of Sunday evening’s card at Chester Downs.  The first $50,000 division went to Trueys Legacy in a stakes record 1:53.1, of which Artist’s View broke in the second division, pacing the mile in 1:52.3.  Always A Virgin then came in the fourth division and shattered those two records, winning in 1:51.3. &nb...
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