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Loch Katrine upsets in PASS action

on 07/27/2007 2:00 AM
Loch Katrine upset a pair of bigger names to highlight Pennsylvania Sire Stakes action for 3-year-old fillies on the trot at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Friday afternoon. There were four divisions held at Pocono on Friday. It was the third of four legs for the trotting fillies, leading to the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Finals in September. Loch Katrine was overlooked at 6-1 in a division whic...
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Brandon\'s Secret inherits ISS victory

on 07/26/2007 2:00 AM
Brandon’s Secret may have raced second to ABC Mercedes in a $12,000 Indiana Sires Stakes contest for two-year-old trotters Wednesday, but the gelding made it to the winner’s circle as judges disqualified the winner. The victory was the first for the CJ’s Secret freshman, who was making his second career start. The winning time was 2:01. Driven by Don Irvine Jr. for trainer Steve Gray, Brand...
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Monster of an effort in Sunshine State Stakes

on 07/26/2007 2:00 AM
Pompano Park hosted six non-wagering second-round divisions of the Sunshine State Stakes for Florida-bred trotters on Wednesday, with Trot Monster putting forth the top performance of the evening when prevailing in his division for juvenile colts and geldings.   Driven from post three by Wally Hennessey, the son of Wewering rolled down the lane to prevail in 2:01.3 for owner John Campagnu...
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Phyleon upsets in Ted Leonard Memorial final

on 07/26/2007 2:00 AM
Lightning Stable’s Phyleon parlayed a first-over trip in what turned out to be a rather eventful first edition of the $37,400 Ted Leonard Memorial final for 3- and 4-year-old distaff pacers at Harrah’s Chester Casino & Racetrack on Wednesday.   Sent off at odds of 16-1, Phyleon left nicely from the gate for driver Daniel Dube to secure good early position, sitting fourth behind Swe...
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Adrian Chip jogs under the Meadowlands\' lights

on 07/26/2007 2:00 AM
Hambletonian hopeful Adrian Chip jogged under the lights after the last race on Wednesday night at the Meadowlands. The colt has not raced since winning the Ulf Thoresen Memorial in Norway on July 15.   Adrian Chip will go postward in Saturday\'s eliminations for the $1.5 million Hambletonian, hoping to become the second Swedish horse in six years to win the most prestigious event in h...
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**NEW**Wire To Wire

on 07/26/2007 2:00 AM
In this week\'s Wire to Wire, Andrew Cohen gives his props to owners Bob and David Anderson, who entered their filly Pampered Princess in the Hambletonian, where she goes into the elims as the second favorite behind Donato Hanover instead of having her in the Oaks, where she would be the odds-on choice.   Cohen also received several responses to his previous column regarding \"shill\" ...
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She\'s So Hot sets Hawthorne mark

on 07/26/2007 2:00 AM
James and Donna Crebs She’s So Hot established a new Hawthorne track record Wednesday night when she won her second consecutive leg of the Broadway Tax Series in 1:52.4, knocking four-fifths of a second off the old 2-year-old filly mark of 1:53.3 set by Loyal Opposition in 2002.   Dave Magee drove the home-bred ICF daughter of Richess Hanover to her 3 1/2-length victory in Wednesday...
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13-year-old Jared Seekman wins at Michigan fair

on 07/26/2007 2:00 AM
Thirteen-year-old Jared Seekman became the youngest driver in harness racing history to win a purse race on Tuesday when he guided trotter Wallstreet Victory to a two-length triumph over Misty Mae Lane in an amateur race at the Ottawa County Fair in Holland, Mich. Seekman, the son of trainer Joe Seekman, will turn 14 years old on Aug. 8. He broke the record of Jason Brewer, who was 14 years...
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Mighty M was \'Trot Town USA\' on Wednesday

on 07/26/2007 2:00 AM
Monticello was “Trot Town USA” Wednesday when the Raceway presented nine trots on the 13-race afternoon card, highlighted by a new track record for aged trotting stallions when Ray Schnittker guided Armbro Barrister to a 1:57.3 triumph in the $13,000 Preferred Trot. That clocking was one tick faster than the former mark that the Malabar Man stallion established a year ago, nearly to the d...
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Mr. Aviator lands in Governor\'s Cup day winner\'s circle

on 07/26/2007 2:00 AM
More than $600,000 in purses were distributed over 12 races Thursday at Harrington Raceway during Governor\'s Day of racing during the Delaware State Fair. The annual event showcases the First State\'s top owned and/or bred racehorses, headlined by four Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) final events for 3 year olds, each carrying a hefty $110,000 purse. In the pacing colts\' sp...
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Snow White romps again

on 07/26/2007 2:00 AM
Two-year-old fillies--pacing and trotting--squared off in eliminations for the Merrie Annabelle and Sweetheart Thursday night at the Meadowlands, and the star of the action was most certainly the trotting filly Snow White, who romped home a 6 3/4-length winner in 1:56.4.   Snow White, a filly by Self Possessed trained by Kevin Lare, is now undefeated in four career starts. She took her life...
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1:53.2 miles give pacing fillies wins

on 07/26/2007 2:00 AM
Worldly Treasure, a full sister to Worldly Beauty, captured one of two eliminations for the Sweetheart Thursday night at the Meadowlands, taking her split by two lengths in 1:53.2. Wall Of Art took the first elim, also in 1:53.2.   Worldly Treasure, the betting favorite, was battling with Sttep Lively on the last turn, but the latter filly virtually turned right at the top of...
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Campbell wins Monticello-OTB Classic

on 07/25/2007 2:00 AM
Mypanmar established a new overall track record at Monticello Raceway on Tuesday afternoon when Hall of Famer John Campbell drove the 6-year-old son of The Panderosa to a wire-to-wire victory in the $480,000 Monticello-OTB Classic final in 1:51.2. The race was the richest in the 50-year history of the Mighty M. Owned by the Peter Pan Stables of Pepper Pike, Ohio, and t...
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Ontario Commission fines racetrack operator

on 07/25/2007 2:00 AM
The Ontario Racing Commission\'s executive director John Blakney has announced the operator of Windsor Raceway, Woodstock Raceway and Dresden Raceway has been fined $25,000 for each racetrack for \"failure to submit a satisfactory business plan.\"   In addition, the racetrack operator will also be assessed a fine of $1,000 a day after Aug. 8 that a satisfactory business plan is not submitte...
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Idle Hour impressive again in PASS

on 07/25/2007 2:00 AM
Idle Hour unleashed a powerful back-side move, then drew away late to score impressively in 1:53.2 in a division of the $103,200 Keystone Classic for 2-year-old colt pacers on Tuesday night at The Meadows. The stake was contested over four divisions, with Blueridge Western, My Wagons Dragon and Truponder taking the other splits. Dave Palone enjoyed a driving triple (Idle Hour, Blueridge Wes...
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Cross Creek Kassie has a hippiefest at Vernon Tuesday

on 07/25/2007 2:00 AM
Although there will be no live racing Saturday at Vernon Downs due to HIPPIEFEST, there was on Tuesday night and Scott Miller’s Cross Creek Kassie reigned as the fastest 2-year-old pacing filly of the 54th season at the track after a 1:56 mile.   Leaving from post five, Cross Creek Kassie raced third until the top of the stretch for driver Jimmy Whittemore, sitting in for trainer Ray...
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Morgan reaches 500 wins for sixth year in a row

on 07/25/2007 2:00 AM
Tony Morgan drove his 500th winner of the year Tuesday afternoon at Monticello Raceway, the sixth straight year he has surpassed 500 wins. Only once since 1995 has he failed to reach the 500-win mark, that coming in 2001 when he tallied 478 winners. The four-time Harness Tracks of America Driver of the Year notched his milestone victory with Beautiful Stranger in Monticello\'s fourth race.  ...
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Fast freshmen at Indiana Downs

on 07/25/2007 2:00 AM
Freshmen Unrecognized Saint and Robin I Scoot cruised to impressive victories in the second round of Indiana Sires Stakes action Tuesday, July 24. Each won their respective $12,000 division at Indiana Downs with dominating 1:54.2 performances while Electric Lad captured the third split with a late rally at the wire in 1:56.3. Unrecognized Saint put on a powerful display for the second consecutive...
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Handicapping finalist announced

on 07/25/2007 2:00 AM
Anthony Altomonte of West Paterson, N.J., won the Championship Meet National Harness Handicapping qualifier held on Saturday, July 21, at the Meadowlands. Altomonte finished the handicapping tournament with a bankroll of $939, which netted him $6,300 in prize money and a free $1,000 entry in the 2008 National Harness Handicapping Championship.   The contest cost $400 to enter ($20...
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Surtees Hanover now 4 for 4

on 07/25/2007 2:00 AM
On Wednesdaay night Blue York Yankee and Surtees Hanover won the two elimination races for the Peter Haughton Memorial final, winning by comfortable margins. Blue York Yankee, a colt by Muscles Yankee, rallied from off the pace to score in 1:58 while Surtees Hanover took control of his elim early and later hit the wire first in 1:57.3.   Brian Sears drove Blue York Yankee to the score ...
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