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Falls For You forces Filly Futurity race-off

on 10/05/2007 2:00 AM
There will be a race-off for Kentucky Filly Futurity honors after Falls For You won the second heat in 1:53.2 Friday afternoon at The Red Mile. Falls For You will join elim winners Vulcanize and Flash Lightning in the race-off, but with Vulcanized scratched by trainer Bob McIntosh just two will line up behind the gate.   The complexion of the second heat changed heading into the first ...
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Race-off decides 43rd Kentucky Filly Futurity

on 10/05/2007 2:00 AM
Falls For You won the $377,000 Kentucky Filly Futurity race-off Friday afternoon at The Red Mile in essentially a walkover as Flash Lightning made a break shortly after the start of the two-horse race-off. With Brian Sears in the sulky, Falls For You coasted through fractions of :28.3, :57.2 and 1:28 before crossing the wire under wraps in 1:58, taking home the entire purse of $75,400 reserve...
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$300,000 yearling tops opening session

on 10/04/2007 2:00 AM
With multiple bids on yearlings flying around the newly redecorated auction ring at the Fasig Tipton Sale Pavilion, the Lexington Selected Sale opened on Wednesday night with strong prices, with the average price of $87,824 a 22.7 percent increase from last year’s opening session. The average at last year’s opening session was $66,756 for 123 sold.   The sale topper in the opening ses...
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Backstretch with Gordon--Thursday

on 10/04/2007 2:00 AM
And the beat goes on in Lexington—and the heat goes on as it’s expected to reach 90 degrees on Thursday, temperatures about as hot as the opening night of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale yesterday out at Fasig-Tipton. Before I talk about my Thursday morning walk through the barn area, I have to gush about the sale and last night’s activities.   After the races finished up on Wedn...
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Ponder moving to Kentucky for 2008

on 10/04/2007 2:00 AM
Ponder, a world champion son of The Panderosa, will be relocating to Kentucky for the 2008 breeding season and will stand at Peninsula in Kentucky, where the state’s sire stakes program will feature $300,000 finals for each class beginning next year. His stud fee will remain at $6,000. In 2007 he stood his first year at stud at Peninsula\'s Pennsylvania farm.   “The money available...
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Colt trotters extend win streaks in ISS splits

on 10/04/2007 2:00 AM
Deweycheatumnhowe trotted to his sixth straight victory in as many starts in the fourth and final $90,500 division of the $362,000 International Stallion Stake for 2-year-old males Thursday afternoon at The Red Mile. The son of Muscles Yankee crossed the wire in 1:54.2 with trainer-driver Ray Schnittker.   Schnittker moved Deweycheatumnhowe to the lead approaching the half and fro...
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Backstretch with Gordon--Wednesday

on 10/03/2007 2:00 AM
We’re just three days away from the Kentucky Futurity and there are 17 entered, including Donato Hanover, Pampered Princess, Green Day and Val Taurus, the $50,000 supplemental Montreal invader who I went straight to see Wednesday morning when I arrived at The Red Mile’s backstretch.   Bob Stewart had told me on Monday that he had a stall reserved for Val Taurus, and I was hoping Bobby w...
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Tetrick wins big stakes in Chicago

on 10/03/2007 2:00 AM
Driver Tim Tetrick went home to Chicago Tuesday night, drove in six races, and snagged the big one on the card, taking the $120,000 Lady Lincoln Land Stakes Final with Gloria Wyoming, a 2-year-old filly trotter sired by Wilson Wyoming.   Owned by Joe and Guy Dimaggio and Shaun Phillips, Gloria Wyoming made every call a winning one in 1:59.2.   The Ken Collier-trained m...
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3,000 wins for Eric Goodell

on 10/03/2007 2:00 AM
Eric Goodell, one of the hottest drivers at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs during the 2007 season, collected his 3,000th win Tuesday afternoon. The milestone victory occurred with Jack Q in a $12,500 claiming pace.   Jack Q, trained by Ross Croghan, tripped the timer in 1:53. Goodell, a native of Michigan, collected five wins Tuesday afternoon, bringing his win total at the northeas...
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Donato, Val Taurus, Pampered Princess meet in 2nd elim

on 10/03/2007 2:00 AM
It won\'t take until the second heat of Saturday\'s $742,000 Kentucky Futurity at The Red Mile for Donato Hanover, Val Taurus and Pampered Princess to meet up as the three sophomore trotters drew in together in the second of two eliminations. Although the three standouts will line up behind the starting gate in that same elim, the connections of all three trotters were pleased with the draw. &nbs...
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Freshman filly pacers blaze to ISS victories

on 10/03/2007 2:00 AM
Jody Jamieson moved Beachy Girl to the lead shortly past the :55 half and from there she absolutely cruised to a 1:51 victory in the first of four divisions of the $386,000 International Stallion Stake for 2-year-old filly pacers Wednesday afternoon at The Red Mile.   There was no doubt as to the best in the seven-filly field as Beachy Girl won by about six lengths over Knock Three Times an...
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Fox Valley Barzgar to stand at Walnut Hall Ltd.

on 10/03/2007 2:00 AM
Fox Valley Barzgar p,2, 1:50.2, will stand at Walnut Hall Ltd. in Lexington, Ky., beginning with the 2008 breeding season. The announcement was made by Alan J. Leavitt, president and general manager of Walnut Hall Ltd., which is owned by his wife, Meg Jewett.   One of the fastest 2-year-old pacers of all time, Fox Valley Barzgar took his record of 1:50.2 winning the $410,000 Woodrow Wilson ...
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Filly to take on colts in Kentucky Futurity

on 10/02/2007 2:00 AM
Trainer Jimmy Takter told harnessracing.com Tuesday morning that he and owners Bob and David Anderson have decided to start Pampered Princess in Saturday’s $600,000(est) Kentucky Futurity against the colts at The Red Mile and pass on Friday’s Filly Futurity.   “David and Bob Anderson made the decision to go in the Futurity. They want to go against the boys,” trainer Jimmy ...
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Park\'em Out Missy wins Monticello open

on 10/02/2007 2:00 AM
For two consecutive seasons Park’em Out Missy has been among Monticello Raceway’s best pacing mares. After earning  $51,179 here during the 2006 campaign this season the  6-year-old daughter of Park Place has amassed a $62,000 bankroll for the Durazzano Stable Associates, an amount which was bolstered by a 1:56.2 victory in the track\'s weekly $10,200 Mare’s Preferre...
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Paul Buer to open public stable

on 10/02/2007 2:00 AM
After working as private trainer for Joie De Vie Farm and Lindy Farm the past six years, Paul Buer has told harnessracing.com he is opening his own public stable. The Norwegian born Buer, 35, came to the United States in 2001 after being hired by Joie De Vie Farm, which had been advertising the job opening.   “I saw an ad in the Norwegian version of The Horseman And Fair World. (Joie De V...
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Filly trotter wins in record 1:52.4

on 10/02/2007 2:00 AM
Snow White set a new world record for 2-year-old trotters Tuesday afternoon at The Red Mile, easily scoring a 1:52.4 victory in her $81,250 International Stallion Stake division. The time shattered the previous mark for freshman filly trotters of 1:54.2 set by Possess The Magic and equaled by Snow White in her previous win in the Oakville final at Mohawk.   Driver John Campbell got aw...
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Hazel Park to remain open as Michigan budget passed

on 10/01/2007 2:00 AM
A 4 a.m. vote in the Michigan Senate this morning averted a possible shutdown of state government, including the closing of Hazel Park Raceway and all the other racetracks in the state. When Lt. Gov. John Cherry cast the deciding vote on a budget package for a 20-19 outcome, it was the minimum needed for passage.   If the bill had not been passed, Michigan’s government would hav...
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Tim Tetrick at Balmoral Tuesday night

on 10/01/2007 2:00 AM
Tim Tetrick will be piloting horses at Balmoral on Tuesday night, deciding to return home to drive Gloria Wyoming in the $120,000 Lady Lincoln Land Stakes. The 2-year-old filly has post six in the featured fifth event for Illinois-bred trotting distaffs. “The owners are from Fairfield, Il., near my hometown,” Tetrick said. “And the trainer—Ken Collier—is an old family fri...
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Yonkers Trot winner joins Val Taurus as supplemental entries

on 10/01/2007 2:00 AM
Trainer Jim Raymer said Monday morning that he plans on supplementing Yonkers Trot winner Green Day to Saturday’s $600,000 Kentucky Futurity at The Red Mile, setting up a possible match-up with Hambletonian winner Donato Hanover, and published reports also state the connections of Montreal-based trotter Val Taurus plan to make the $50,000 supplemental payment. Green Day, who foll...
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Tattersalls accepting entries for Jan. sale

on 10/01/2007 2:00 AM
The Tattersalls Sales Company is now accepting entries for the Meadowlands January Select Mixed Sale, to be held on Monday, Jan. 21, in the Meadowlands race paddock. Tattersalls recently signed a long-term agreement with the Meadowlands to continue the sport’s top winter sale at that venue.   “We’re happy to offer our consignors and buyers a long-term commitment to selling at the Mead...
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