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Pocono Record Equaled

on 08/11/2007 2:00 AM
Pocket Driver, driven by Mike Simons and trained by Mickey Burke, equaled the all-time track mark at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Saturday afternoon (August 11) in winning the $20,000 Open Pace. The 8-year-old In The Pocket gelding stopped the timer in 1:49.3, winning for the third time in 13 starts in 2007. Leaving from the two post, Simons sat second at the opening split behind What A V...
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No use being \'Idle\' in the Arden

on 08/11/2007 2:00 AM
Marooned on the far outside in a field of promising 2-year-olds, Idle Hour responded with his most impressive effort yet, using a pair of moves to score in 1:52.2 in a division of the $89,244 Arden Downs Pace on Saturday afternoon. The event, known as the Gov. David L. Lawrence, was contested over four divisions. Upfront Hannahsboy, The Iceman Came and first-time starter Its That Time took the ot...
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Third time\'s a charm for \'Strike Three\' in OSS Gold Final

on 08/11/2007 2:00 AM
B Strike Three hit one out of the park tonight (Friday) in winning the $130,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Final for two-year-old colt and gelding trotters at Mohawk Racetrack in 1:56.2. The clocking was just one-fifth of a second off of the all-time OSS record of 1:56.1 established by Cincinnati Kid back in 2003. In tonight\'s contest, driver Rick Zeron got the son of Striking Sahbra - B ...
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Sick for Hambo, Anderberg takes Arden

on 08/11/2007 2:00 AM
Anderberg, whose Hambletonian hopes were dashed by a bout of sickness, rebounded nicely on Friday night (August 10) at The Meadows, capturing a division of the $61,608 Arden Downs stake for 3-year-old colt trotters. Flying Scotsman took the other division of the stake, known as the James Manderino. Grand Circuit action at The Meadows also featured three divisions of the $83,106 Arden Downs stake...
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Lady Annie ties 2YO pacing filly season record in Arden

on 08/11/2007 2:00 AM
Perfect World Enterprises’ Lady Annie just missed tying the divisional track record for 2-year-old pacing fillies when she captured her $22,061 division of the Fred Jamison Arden Downs on Friday night (August 10) at The Meadows. The pacing fillies, which went in four divisions, shared the spotlight with freshman trotting colts and sophomore trotting fillies on Adios Eve. Lady Annie, a daughter...
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CC Snickers makes triumphant return

on 08/11/2007 2:00 AM
CC Snickers, making her first start back after sustaining an injury in early June, picked up where she left off, winning a $12,000 Indiana Sires Stakes leg Friday evening in 1:58.4. The victory secured a place in the August 25 final for sophomore filly trotters. Larry Miller’s ABC Bay Bee won another division with a 1:56.4 performance. A freshman divisional champion last summer at Indiana Downs...
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Molly Pitcher sees new season leader

on 08/11/2007 2:00 AM
Cat Manzi took two divisions of the $38,150 Molly Pitcher for two-year-old pacing fillies Saturday afternoon at Freehold.  Erma La Em broke her maiden in the first division in 1:58.2.   Four-wide around the first turn, Thong lead the field to a :27.4 first quarter when Necessary Element pulled at the half and sat alongside the early pacesetter going to the three-quarters.  Erma La...
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\'Kinetic\' & \'West\' in Adios Elims

on 08/11/2007 2:00 AM
The second favorite, Kinetic Yankee upset the field in the first elimination of the Coors Delvin Miller Adios in 1:51.3.   Kinetic Yankee left with odds-on race favorite (1-5) Southwind Lynx taking the pocket trip.  Not happy with that position, Tim Tetrick pulled Southwind Lynx before the :26.1 opening quarter.  Sutter Hanover got away third and pulled after the :54 half.  H...
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Waterstone wins in debut

on 08/10/2007 2:00 AM
Rumorsliesnalibies turned in a gate-to-wire 1:59 victory to capture the fastest of two $15,000 divisions in the opening round of the Bridger Trotting Series for two-year-old colts and geldings, while Waterstone won the second split Thursday at Mohawk Racetrack.The opening split went to Waterstone--named for harnessracing.com\'s Gordon Waterstone--for trainer-driver Jimmy Takter in 1...
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Stewart 2-year-old filly trots redrawn

on 08/10/2007 2:00 AM
The Mohawk race office held a redraw for the Robert Stewart Stakes divisions for 2-year-old filly trotters on Thursday evening. The $85,000(C) divisions will be carded Sunday evening as part of a 12-race program. The redraw was necessitated after Kadealia, at first declared ineligible due to having charted breaks in her two previous charted lines, was then declared eligible after ORC judge...
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Riggins headlines NYSS races at Tioga

on 08/10/2007 2:00 AM
The New York State Fair meet opens at Tioga Downs with 13 divisions of the 2-year-old pacing colts and fillies on Saturday evening with a total of $213,365 in purses for New York-bred horses distributed during the card.   Riggins, a 2-year-old pacing colt who set a Saratoga Raceway track record of 1:54 in his last outing, will headline the field of boys. The time was the fastest ...
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Helen Smith elims on tap at Freehold Friday

on 08/10/2007 2:00 AM
Resortful, the runner-up in the Hambletonian Oaks last week, headlines the first of two $10,000 Helen Smith eliminations for New Jersey-sired 3-year-old trotting fillies on Friday afternoon at Freehold Raceway.   The top four from each six-filly elimination, carded as races two and three, will advance to the $90,000 estimated Helen Smith Final on Aug. 17.   Resortful, by Dream Vacati...
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Stolen Identity finds winner\'s circle

on 08/10/2007 2:00 AM
Stolen Identity, a maiden mired eight lengths behind the leader on a \"sloppy\" track, suddenly put it all together and rallied for a surprising victory in a division of the $71,044 Arden Downs trot for freshman colts Thursday night at The Meadows.   The stake, known as the Henry Oliver, was contested over four divisions, with Gambler\'s Vacation, In Focus and Dauntless De Vie capturing the...
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Hall Of Fame to record, digitize Roosevelt memorabilia

on 08/10/2007 2:00 AM
Historic Roosevelt Raceway, Long Island’s landmark entertainment venue, is the focus of a new two-year project announced today by the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame. With the aid of a 2007-\'08 $15,000 Museum Collection & Research Grant from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), the museum will begin to record and digitize the more than 8,000 photographs, videos, programs...
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Entry box overflowing at The Red Mile

on 08/10/2007 2:00 AM
With 379 horses dropped into the entry box for Sunday and Monday at The Red Mile, the Lexington racetrack will have 16 races on Sunday and 18 the following night, with both programs highlighted by Kentucky Sire Stakes contests.   On Sunday, there will be three divisions each for 2-year-old colt pacers and 2-year-old filly pacers. The 2-year-old colt trotters have been divided into a pa...
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Judge rules in favor of Indiana commission

on 08/10/2007 2:00 AM
Judge John D. Tinder, of the United States District Court in Indianapolis, has ruled in favor of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission in a lawsuit filed by Noel Daley and Adam Victor and Son Stable LLC. Mr. Daley’s application for a trainer’s license was refused by the Commission’s Executive Director, Joe Gorajec, on Aug. 18, 2006. In a decision dated Aug. 7, 2007, the Court dismissed all ...
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Lavec Dream to defend Miss Versatility title

on 08/10/2007 2:00 AM
Reigning Miss Versatility champion Lavec Dream will defend her crown in this year\'s series as she drew into the first of two divisions at Vernon Downs Saturday night.   Lavec Dream, a 6-year-old Enjoy Lavec mare, has made over $220,000 in her last five starts and established a new lifetime mark of 1:52.3 at Mohawk in the final of the Armbro Flight Stake. Rounding out the first divisi...
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Mystical Account equals world record at Springfield

on 08/10/2007 2:00 AM
Mystical Account equaled the world record of 1:55.3 for 2-year-old trotting geldings over a mile track with his victory in the Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes eliminations at Springfield Firday.   Brandon Simpson was in the bike as the son of Armbro Tropicana sat a pocket trip behind Halls Of Gold to the head of the stretch and then brushed into the lead, scoring his fifth victory of the y...
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Penn National buys Rosecroft Raceway

on 08/10/2007 2:00 AM
Penn National Gaming announced Friday that it has entered into a binding letter of intent to purchase Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, Md., from Cloverleaf Enterprises, Inc. (CEI), following a formal vote by CEI\'s stockholder, Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners Association, to approve the transaction. Penn National currently owns harness tracks Raceway Park and Bangor Raceway and ...
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Magna abandons Michigan racetrack plans

on 08/10/2007 2:00 AM
Michigan Racing Commissioner Christine White announced in a press release today that Magna Entertainment has abandoned its plans to build a mult-breed racetrack in Romulus in suburban Detroit near Metropolitan Airport.   According to the release, \"Magna Entertainment notified the Office of Racing Commissioner (ORC) late (Thursday) afternoon that they will relinquish their horse track ...
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