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Mare scampers to Colonial victory

on 09/26/2007 2:00 AM
Twin B Scamper proved yet again that she knows exactly where Colonial Downs’ finish line is, winning Tuesday’s $9,500 winners-over feature by a neck over Drivin’ Miss Rudee in a pulsating finish.  Twin B Scamper visited Colonial’s winners circle four times last fall and most recently prevailed by a neck on Saturday, Sept. 15, opening night at the New Kent oval. Twin B Scamper, ...
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A betting machines that cashes in

on 09/26/2007 2:00 AM
Only Money Inc. and Teague Inc.\'s Betting Machine ($7, Jim Morand) earned a 1:54.4 win in the featured $18,000 Fillies and Mares Junior Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. One of two 3 year olds in the field, the Bettor\'s Delight filly pulled first-over and outlasted pacesetting Poker Mom in the stretch for a one-length win over Millwood Ashley N. Poker Mom held third. Betting Machine has ba...
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Goose, goose, goose, duck--to be raced again

on 09/26/2007 2:00 AM
If you want to see the feathers flying, the link to the video is at the bottom of this story, but it has been decided that last Saturday\'s Michigan Sire Stakes 2-year-old filly trot final at Hazel Park, which was marred at the start when geese flew head-on into the field, will be re-raced. The Michigan Dept. of Agriculture has decided that the $120,880 Michigan Sire Stakes contest, which was decl...
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Red Mile world mark for A And G\'sconfusion

on 09/26/2007 2:00 AM
A And G\'sconfusion, making her first start since winning the She\'s A Great Lady final at Mohawk, became the sport\'s newest world-record holder with a 1:50.3 victory in the first of five Bluegrass divisions for 2-year-old filly pacers Wednesday afternoon at The Red Mile.   Although the temperature may have \"cooled\" into the mid 80s after a series of 90-plus degree days in Lexington, the...
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Audrey Campbell dies at 90

on 09/26/2007 2:00 AM
Audrey Campbell, who campaigned 2005 Horse of the Year Rocknroll Hanover with partner Jeffrey Snyder, died on Sept. 23 in Toronto Western Hospital at the age of 90. Mrs. Campbell also shared ownership of such notables as Red River Hanover and Armbro Dallas under the banner of her Lothlorien Stables. Last week her filly Vulcanize won the Buckette at the Delaware County Fair.   Mrs. Camp...
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William Wirtz, owner of Governor Skipper, dies

on 09/26/2007 2:00 AM
William Wirtz, the longtime owner of the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League and the owner of 1977 Little Brown Jug winner Governor Skipper, died Wednesday in Chicago at age 77. Wirtz died at Evanston Hospital after battling cancer.   \"Bill Wirtz was a giant presence in a giant city, his beloved Chicago and an even greater presence in the National Hockey League,\" said NHL com...
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Trotting fillies win first in OSS action

on 09/25/2007 2:00 AM
Brigham Dream and Sportyportia were mild upsetters in Monday night\'s pair of $55,445(C) Ontario Sire Stakes Gold eliminations for 3-year-old trotting fillies at Mohawk Racetrack. It was the first victory in OSS action for both fillies. Brigham Dream scored a hard-fought 1:55.3 decision in the first split for driver Jean Pierre Dubois. It was a career-best performance for the daughter...
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Tom Bruce scores in Colonial late-closer

on 09/25/2007 2:00 AM
Katherine Ann Smith’s Tom Bruce took charge of the Colonial Downs Trot late-closing series with a powerful front-stepping score in the second leg Monday night at Colonial Downs. Tom Bruce was overlooked at 8-1 despite a solid second-place finish behind Rompaway Yum Yum in the first leg last week. For the second straight week, Tom Bruce was very quick off the gate for driver Wilbur Yoder ...
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Prince wins sixth of year in Harrington Jr. Open

on 09/25/2007 2:00 AM
Bonnie Allen and Brenda Harper\'s Prince Of Luck ($6.10, Brandon Givens) wired a field of six in the featured $23,500 Junior Open Monday at Harrington Raceway in 1:53. The Wayne Givens-trainee earned his sixth win of the year as his seasonal earnings ballooned to more than $115,000 this year. Mattazuma was second with Execujet third. In the remaining Junior Open division, James Neal\'s Fountai...
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Kentucky finals increased to $300,000

on 09/25/2007 2:00 AM
The finals for the 2008 Kentucky Sire Stakes have been increased to $300,000 per division, making the races the highest in the country in Sire Stakes competition. The increase was approved Monday by the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority, which determines the Sire Stakes purses annually each September.   Funding for the Sire Stakes program comes from the sales tax from the stud fees on stallio...
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Art Major filly tops Morrisville yearling sale

on 09/25/2007 2:00 AM
The Art Major filly Dixie Dew Blue Chip topped the Morrisville State College Equine Institute Fall Yearling Sale with a $47,000 bid on Monday. Jim Miller of New York, N.Y., purchased the filly, who is out of the 100-percent producing Amity Chef mare Miss Nukachef. Dixie Dew Blue Chip was consigned by Blue Chip Farms as agent for Blue Chip Bloodstock.   A total of 172 yearlings were ha...
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Lunar Dream OM wins NJSS final

on 09/25/2007 2:00 AM
Lunar Dream OM trotted a lifetime best 1:59.2 to win the $85,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes final for 2-year-old fillies on Tuesday afternoon at Freehold Raceway.   The Muscles Yankee filly won the $90,000 open division of the Harold Dancer Trot in her last start on Sept. 19, defeating colts, and now has two straight wins along with two seconds from nine starts.   The featured seco...
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Lorentzon gets ORC relief after positive

on 09/25/2007 2:00 AM
Kentucky-based trainer Anette Lorentzon received emergency relief from the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) that allowed her to start two horses Monday night at Mohawk despite receiving a positive test for aminorex earlier this month at Flamboro Downs.   Lorentzon’s positive came Sept. 12 on her horse Benediction Lindy. As a result, the Mohawk stewards scratched her horse Carolyn AS f...
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Red Mile Grand Circuit gets off to a bang

on 09/25/2007 2:00 AM
The two-week Grand Circuit meet at The Red Mile got off to a \"bang-up start\" Tuesday afternoon when drivers Tim Tetrick and Dan Shetler collided while directing their horses in opposite directions prior to the first race on the card.   Shetler was behind Heavenly Good and Tetrick up behind Oh I Wish when their sulky wheels hooked together, with Tetrick reportedly being dumped to the ...
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Windsong Espoir Captures OSS Gold elim

on 09/24/2007 2:00 AM
A budding superstar, Windsong Espoir, turned in another devastating performance in capturing one of two $51,649 Ontario Sire Stakes Gold eliminations for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters Sunday at Mohawk Racetrack.   The son of Kadabra delivered as the overwhelming favorite in the first split for Steve Condren while Sergeant York pulled off a 20-1 upset in the second elimination fo...
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Simpson action Saturday at Red Mile

on 09/23/2007 2:00 AM
Cinderella Guy emerged from the shadow of fellow sophomore pacing colt Digital Z Tam to win his $30,350 John Simpson Memorial division in 1:49.1 at The Red Mile on Saturday night, September 22. Digital Z Tam was upset in the other Simpson division by Pop Z Pop in 1:50. Ron Pierce drove Cinderella Guy to a lifetime best win for trainer Steve Elliott and owner Perfect World Enterprises. A Real Des...
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80-1 longshot wins for Pinske

on 09/23/2007 2:00 AM
Saturday’s (September 22) $10,000 Yates Eagle Stake for Illinois conceived and foaled 2-year-old pacing colts at Balmoral Park provided a shocking finish as 80-1 longshot Fox Valley Ajax came bobbing and weaving through the stretch to win by a length in a career best of 1:53.   Fashioned for youngsters that did not finish first or second in the Orange & Blue on Super Night, this stake...
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Milton elimination sets field of 10 for final

on 09/23/2007 2:00 AM
To Helen Back roared from well off the pace to score a thrilling 1:51.2 victory in Saturday night\'s single C$50,000 elimination for this year\'s Milton Stakes at Mohawk Racetrack.   It was an important victory, with the winner getting to choose their post position for next week\'s final. Moving Pictures, Armbro Dancer and Darlin\'s Delight all accepted byes into the final, leaving a field ...
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Coleman wins OSS Gold Final with Chancey Lady

on 09/23/2007 2:00 AM
Chancey Lady used an explosive final quarter rush to capture Saturday night’s (September 22) C$130,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Final for 2-year-old filly pacers at Mohawk Racetrack in a time of 1:53.1. After blasting off the wings from post nine, the daughter of Camluck-Art Of Design, with Mark MacDonald in the bike, zipped past the first panel in :27 seconds before yielding to race favorite...
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Full brothers take their Sunshine Stakes division

on 09/23/2007 2:00 AM
The juvenile pacer Sody’s Moonshine and his 3-year-old full brother Ace Mactavish visited the Pompano Park winner’s circle in consecutive races on Saturday, September 22, capturing their respective divisions of the Sunshine State Stakes for Florida-bred colt and gelding pacers.   Driven from post two by Kevin Wallis in the $5,478 fifth leg of Sunshine State Stakes, which went as the sec...
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