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Raymers hoping to find Yonkers green with Green Day

on 08/16/2007 2:00 AM
Nevele Pride winner Green Day was forced to watch the Hambletonian from the sidelines as he was not eligible, but with conditions providing for supplemental entries into the Yonkers Trot he will now get his chance to win a jewel of trotting’s Triple Crown.   Jim and Mary Raymer have paid the $60,000 supplemental fee for Green Day to start in the Yonkers Trot, which has eliminations this S...
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Sires stakes action at Indy Downs

on 08/16/2007 2:00 AM
Indiana Downs played host to four Indiana Sires Stakes contests Wednesday, August 15. With the cancellation of racing one week earlier, and the inability to reschedule the third round of ISS competition for freshman trotters, purses for each division jumped from the normal $12,000 to $24,000. Two contests were held for colt and gelding trotters; one off the card and one on the card. ABC Mercedes ...
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***New*** Wire To Wire

on 08/16/2007 2:00 AM
Andrew Cohen\'s latest Wire to Wire discusses the decision by Donato Hanover\'s connections to skip the Yonkers Trot--and pursuit of the trotting Triple Crown. Cohen thinks the subject is worthy of debate, and he also spoke with David Scharf, one of the colt\'s owners, about the decision to race in the World Trotting Derby instead of the second leg of the trotting Triple Crown. Clic...
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Big Vernon card on Thursday night

on 08/16/2007 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs will host one of the best race cards ever over the Miracle Mile Thursday night, Aug. 16 as some of the top pacing mares and open trotters in the world will go to the post in the $154,000 Credit Winner Trot and the $124,000 Artiscape for pacing mares. Post time for the 12-race card is 6:45 p.m.   The sixth race on Thursday night features the $ 154,000 Credit Winner for open trot...
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Field set for top race for 3 year olds in Sweden

on 08/16/2007 2:00 AM
The E3, one of the top sprinter—one-mile races—for 3 year olds in Sweden, will be contested Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Sundbyholm track in Eskilstuna, and all of the 12 starters are by American-blooded sires.   The winner of the E3 will earn a purse of approximately $115,000.   Post—Horse (Sire)—Driver 1--Artistic As (Malabar Man)—Erik Adielsson 2—Shorthanded Goal (David...
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Freshman filly hoping to craft NJSS victory

on 08/16/2007 2:00 AM
McArts N Crafts, winner of the Sweetheart Pace two weeks ago, joins 11 other 2-year-old pacing fillies, split into two divisions, in New Jersey Sire Stakes action on Saturday afternoon at Freehold Raceway. It is the opening leg for the 12 freshman fillies, who will go postward in a pair of $28,000 divisions, carded as races two and three.    Two second round New Jersey Sire Stakes ...
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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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