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Go On BB, Search Engine continue ISS dominance

on 08/05/2007 2:00 AM
Sophomores Go On BB and Search Engine are at the head of their respective classes. Saturday night at Indiana Downs each pacer collected another win in the third round of Indiana Sires Stakes competition. Go On BB triumphed in 1:52.2 while Search Engine stopped the clock in 1:53. Go On BB competed in one of two $12,000 splits for filly pacers Saturday. Driven by Ricky Macomber Jr. the sophomore to...
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Ohio State Fair Stakes action at Scioto Downs

on 08/05/2007 2:00 AM
A defending divisional champion at his best, a new track record, a bang-up night for driver Brett Miller, a divisional sweep for veteran sire Nobleland Sam and honors for a lifelong Ohio horseman were the highlights as the curtain came down on four nights of Ohio State Fair Stakes at Scioto Downs Saturday night. Some $675,000 in purses were paid out to Ohio-bred two and three-year-olds over four n...
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Adios entries close Monday; competitive group expected

on 08/05/2007 2:00 AM
A sizable group of extremely competitive three-year-old pacing colts and geldings are expected to drop in the entry box for the upcoming $450,000 Coors Delvin Miller Adios at the Meadows. Entries close at 9 a.m. on Monday, August 6, and the draw for post positions will be held Monday evening at 5 p.m., televised live on the Meadows Racing Network. Among the standout sophomore expected ar...
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Fillies on display at Rosecroft

on 08/05/2007 2:00 AM
Three preliminary divisions of the Maryland Sire Stakes for freshman trotters were contested at Rosecroft Raceway on Saturday night, and each of the races were worth a purse of $3,000. In the early races, Erio Hanover won by less than a length after drawing away by 13 through the middle half of the race. Driver-trainer Joe Offutt guided the Tejano colt through fractions of 30.2, 1:01.4 and 1:32.2...
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Meadowlands cancels Friday after 8th race

on 08/04/2007 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands\' Friday night card was canceled after the eighth race when severe lightning and a thunderstorm struck the East Rutherford area of New Jersey. Lightning had flashed to the north for about 45 minutes before the storm moved toward the track, but after both the Woodrow Wilson and Sweetheart finals were contested.   There were four races left on the Friday program before it...
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Sophomore trotters at Indy Downs

on 08/04/2007 2:00 AM
Indiana Downs played host to two Indiana Sires Stakes contests for sophomore trotters Friday evening, August 3. DC Northern drew away from the field to win by seven lengths in his $12,000 division for colts and geldings. In the filly event Don Irvine Jr. guided Spunky’s Dream to her third seasonal score. Winner of the $100,000 series one final at Hoosier Park, DC Northern added another big vict...
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Hana Hanover upsets in Mistletoe Shalee

on 08/04/2007 2:00 AM
Hana Hanover equaled the stakes and track record en route to an upset victory in the $320,000 Mistletoe Shalee final Saturday afternoon at the Meadowlands. Piloted by George Brennan, the Western Hanover filly stopped the clock in a lifetime best 1:49.3, defeating heavy favorite Southwind Tempo. Starting from post two, Brennan moved the second choice to the early lead, setting a :26 opening quarte...
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Corleone Kosmos takes Nat Ray

on 08/04/2007 2:00 AM
Titan Cup runner-up Corleone Kosmos, collected his fourth win in the last five starts with a 1:51.2 triumph in the $300,000 Nat Ray final Saturday at the Meadowlands. Guided by John Campbell for trainer Ross Croghan, the S J’s Photo five year old knocked a fifth of a second off his lifetime best in the victory. Majestic Son, starting from post nine, was forwardly placed by Trevor Ritchie, reach...
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Tetrick guides Danae to Oaks victory

on 08/04/2007 2:00 AM
The magical season continues for Tim Tetrick. Making his first Hambletonian Oaks start, the driver scored an upset victory in the $750,000 event with sophomore filly Danae. The George Teague trainee earned her third career score and biggest payday with a 1:54.2 performance Saturday. “It means so much. It’s just a dream come true year,” Tetrick said during a television interview. “She was ...
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Mister Big kicks home in U.S. Pacing Championship

on 08/04/2007 2:00 AM
Joseph Muscara’s Mister Big used a strong late kick to capture the $342,000 U.S. Pacing Championship Saturday in a lifetime best 1:47.4. The four year old overtook favorite Lis Mara late in the stretch to win while Maltese Artist charged home late to finish second. When the gate folded Maltese Artist and Boulder Creek each left for the lead. Tim Tetrick and Boulder Creek would take the point be...
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Donato Hanover wins Hambo

on 08/04/2007 2:00 AM
Donato Hanover won the 82nd Hambletonian Saturday at the Meadowlands with a dominating 1:53.2 performance. Driven to victory by Ron Pierce, the Andover Hall colt put away filly Pampered Princess at the top of the stretch while elimination winner Adrian Chip finished second. Laddie, driven by Paul Macdonell, was third. “Speed hasn’t been holding out here all day and everybody knew it,” Pierc...
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Southwind Lynx wins Holmes split in 1:48.3

on 08/04/2007 2:00 AM
Meadowlands Pace champion Southwind Lynx brushed to the front early in the mile for Tim Tetrick and went on to win the second $121,000 Oliver Wendell Holmes division in 1:48.3 Saturday. Always A Virgin and Brian Sears won the first split in 1:49.1. When the gate folded Watta Hotshot and Sears rocketed to the front from post six. The Artiscape gelding would occupy the top spot until Tetrick pulled...
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Gregory wins five at Yonkers

on 08/03/2007 2:00 AM
Jeff Gregory. perhaps an optimist by nature, saw the glass as half full Thursday night at Yonkers Raceway, as he won five of the evening\'s 10 races.    Gregory, driving in each and every dash, began his night by sweeping the $39 early daily souble with The Pan I Love ($12.60) in the $5,000, pacing opener and favored Money Talks ($4.90) in the $9,500, second-race trot. The latter preva...
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Another hot win for Beachy Girl

on 08/03/2007 2:00 AM
Beachy Girl took another step toward this year’s Shes A Great Lady Stake with a flawless victory in Thursday night\'s $54,200(C) Whenuwishuponastar Series final at Mohawk Racetrack. Mark MacDonald guided the rookie daughter of Real Desire-Color Me Beachy to the 1:54.1 win and, in the process, kept her undefeated streak in tact at four straight. Leaving from post one in the field of eight, B...
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PASS for 2YO pacing fillies

on 08/03/2007 2:00 AM
Pasta Lavista, a $140,000 yearling purchase who alarmed her connections when she contracted a virus, rebounded with authority Thursday night at The Meadows, capturing the fastest division of a $131,680 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes for freshman pacing fillies in 1:54.3.   The stakes, known as the Meadow Cheer, was contested over eight divisions. The other splits went to Makerbark, Native Smile,...
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Striking Sahbras strike in OSS Gold elims

on 08/03/2007 2:00 AM
Sons of Ontario Sire Stakes stalwart Striking Sahbra took two of three $38,182(C) Gold eliminations for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters Thursday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Andiron Springs (1:58.4) for Trevor Ritchie and B Strike Three (1:58.4) for Rick Zeron, both offspring of Striking Sahbra, were victorious while Pizzazzed, a son of Kadabra, took the other split for trainer-driver Roge...
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Share The Delight wins NYSS in track-record time

on 08/03/2007 2:00 AM
The hot and muggy weather gave way to a sizzling track on a Thursday night featuring eight divisions of New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway. Jim Morrill Jr. was once again the king of the stakes, taking four of the eight NYSS races. In the first race, Steinman and Ray Schnittker fired out for the lead and soon found themselves in a world of...
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Mini-horse equipment stolen at Pompano

on 08/03/2007 2:00 AM
 A pair of miniature horse jog carts and a special Budweiser mini-horse wagon plus equipment and blankets were stolen from the mini-horse barn at Pompano Park Thursday night. Track management is asking everyone in the industry that has mini horses or knows people with mini horses to please be on the lookout for these unique items.   The two jogging carts are black and white and t...
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Penn National bids to buy Rosecroft

on 08/03/2007 2:00 AM
Published reports state Penn National Gaming has made an offer to purchase Rosecroft Raceway. Tom Chuckas Jr., CEO of Cloverleaf Enterprises, which operates Rosecroft, has confirmed the offer and stated the company is considering it.
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Jeff Miller takes on Ohio fair stakes

on 08/03/2007 2:00 AM
Trainer Jeff Miller shipped in three horses from his training base in Haviland, Ohio for Friday’s Ohio State Fair Stakes, and went home with a win, a second and a third. The State Fair Stakes, for Ohio-bred two and three year olds, conclude Saturday night after paying out total purses of $675,000 over four nights at Scioto Downs.   He came close in the first race, one of three $20,000 d...
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