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Harrisburg 2008 Super Sale moved up a week

on 09/19/2007 2:00 AM
Dale Welk, general manager of the Garden State Horse Sales Company has announced that the Harrisburg Super Sale, previously scheduled for Monday, Jan. 21, at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Complex, has been rescheduled to take place on Monday, Jan. 14, at the same world renowned venue. “When we initially scheduled the sale, we were told that because of conflicts with the Pennsylvania Fa...
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Primo Spur fastest in OBC for 3-year-old male trotters

on 09/19/2007 2:00 AM
Primo Spur trotted in 1:56.4 to win the fastest of three Ohio Breeders Championship divisions for 3-year-old male trotters Wednesday at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds. Driven by trainer Richard Stillings, Primo Spur rebounded from a break in his last start in the $100,000 Ohio Sire Stakes final to take first money in the $19,435, edging past One Sharp Spur and Ed Greeno in deep stretch.   A...
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Tahiti Springs breaks maiden in Standardbred

on 09/19/2007 2:00 AM
Taking advantage of a break in deep stretch by Brighten up, Tahiti Springs went on to a 2:00.1 victory in the lone $50,000 division of the Standardbred for 2-year-old filly trotters Wednesday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds.   Driven by Dave Palone, Tahiti Springs sat third as the John Campbell-driven Brighten Up led through fractions of :29.2, 1:00.2 and 1:30.1. Palone moved hi...
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2008 race dates awarded in Illinois

on 09/19/2007 2:00 AM
The Illinois Racing Board has announced the 2008 Standardbred race dates, after approving a total of 310 live racing programs at three tracks. Balmoral Park will open on Jan. 1 and race four nights per week, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday, through June 23. The track will then resume racing, on the same weeknights, Aug. 9 through Dec. 31. Maywood Park will offer racing each Thursday a...
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Southwind Tempo, Western Graduate take Jugette elims

on 09/19/2007 2:00 AM
Southwind Tempo led wire to wire to win the first of two Jugette eliminations Wednesday at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds, with the 3-year-old daughter of Bettor\'s Delight holding on by a long neck over Liberty Skiberty in 1:52. The time was a national season\'s mark and just three-fifths of a second off the world record.   Tim Tetrick sent Southwind Tempo to the front with David Miller tu...
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Vulcanize, Pippiwhitestockngs take Buckette splits

on 09/19/2007 2:00 AM
Vulcanize led wire to wire to win the first of two $48,000 divisions of the Buckette for 3-year-old filly trotters Wednesday at the Delaware, ohio fairgrounds in 1:57.1 for driver Ron Pierce. Pierce cleared to the lead shortly before the opening quarter of :28.3, with Brian Sears content to sit second with Up Front Laura. Vulcanize then led through a :58.4 half and 1:28.3 three-quarters, before c...
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Western Graduate takes Jugette in straight heats

on 09/19/2007 2:00 AM
Western Graduate and driver Yannick Gingras captured Wednesday afternoon\'s Jugette at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds in straight heats, following up her $48,000 elimination victory with a 1:51.3 score in the $144,000 second heat. Her connections will also receive the $60,000 that was reserved for a possible third-heat race-off.   The action was fast and furious in the second heat as favore...
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Michelles Power upset by 29-1 longshot

on 09/18/2007 2:00 AM
Simply Mavelous pulled off the biggest win of her career with a shocking 29-1 victory in tonight\'s $130,000(C) Ontario Sire Stakes Gold final for 3-year-old filly pacers at Mohawk Racetrack in 1:50.4. With Mike Saftic driving for the first time, the daughter of Western Maverick-Sanfran got away sixth in the field of nine and watched patiently as Milliondollarsmile jetted to command through a :...
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Oakville renamed Peaceful Way

on 09/18/2007 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group has announced that the Oakville Stakes has been renamed in honor of the great Peaceful Way who recently retired from racing. The Peaceful Way for 2-year-old filly trotters will now be a part of WEG\'s stakes schedule for 2008. The Canadian champion called it a career with $2,746,240 in earnings. The daughter of Angus Hall won 33 of 52 starts including victories...
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New world mark for freshman trotters set

on 09/18/2007 2:00 AM
Rose Run Jeriah smashed the world record record for 2-year-old trotting colts Monday afternoon with a 1:57.2 victory in the first division of the $71,556 Ohio Breeders Championship at the Delaware, Ohio County Fair. The Corleone colt, driven by Chip Noble, led from gate to wire to lower Royal Troubadour\'s world standard of 1:58.1 set in 1989 over the Delaware track. The victory was Rose Run Je...
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An immortal victory in Harrington open

on 09/18/2007 2:00 AM
Carter Racing Stable\'s Immortal Quest N ($20.40, Eddie Davis Jr.) was the longest shot on the board in a five-horse field Monday at Harrington Raceway, but won the $26,000 Open Pace in 1:53.3. Driven by Davis for trainer Bobby Myers, the 8-year-old Sands A Flyin gelding left hard from his rail post position and set a comfortable pace with fractions of :27.4, :57.3, and 1:25.3. ...
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Royal pays a $25 fortune in Pocahontas final

on 09/18/2007 2:00 AM
Two-year-old filly pacers contested the final of the Pocahontas late-closing series Monday at Harrah\'s Chester, with Royal Fortune (Vic Kirby) nailing 4-5 betting choice Artexpress (Tim Tetrick) at the line in a time of 1:53.2.  The Cams Fortune filly from the Lester Walls barn returned a $25 win mutuel after finishing third and sixth in her two preliminary legs.   In the ...
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Warning posted in Simpson at Red Mile

on 09/18/2007 2:00 AM
Warning Zone, fresh off a Kentucky Sire Stakes championship, won his $12,400 John Simpson Memorial division at The Red Mile on Monday night in a lifetime-best 1:51.3. Charlie Norris drove Warning Zone, a 2-year-old Jate Lobell gelding, to his fourth straight win and fifth in seven lifetime starts. Virgil Morgan Jr. trains the winner for Joseph Muscara. Its That Time grabbed his Simpso...
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Out-of-competition testing approved in New Jersey

on 09/18/2007 2:00 AM
The New Jersey Racing Commission (NJRC) on Monday approved unanimously (7-0) an expanded drug testing program that includes out-of-competition testing. \"The racing commission believes that this rule is necessary to address the serious and present threat to the integrity of racing,\" NJRC executive director Frank Zanzuccki was quoted as saying. “The administration of foreign substances to a hor...
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HRTV\'s Jug Day coverage to begin at 11 am

on 09/18/2007 2:00 AM
HorseRacing TV once again will bring harness racing fans one of the sport\'s storied races when it presents live coverage of the Little Brown Jug from the Delaware Fairgrounds this Thursday, Sept. 20. HRTV has carried the legendary race every year since its launch in 2002. HRTV\'s coverage of the stakes-packed action from Delaware will commence at 11am ET. The premi...
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Tivoli Hanover scratched from Jug

on 09/18/2007 2:00 AM
Max Hempt final winner Tivoli Hanover, who had major colon surgery in early June, has been scratched “sick” out of the second elimination of Thursday’s Little Brown Jug by trainer Chris Oakes. Tivoli Hanover was diagnosed with a displaced colon a week after he finished fifth in the $1 million Art Rooney final, and he had been listed “critical” following the operation that took place at t...
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Exotic Destination wins Red Mile qualifier

on 09/18/2007 2:00 AM
World Filly Trotting Derby winner Exotic Destination returned to the racetrack Tuesday morning, winning a qualifier at The Red Mile in 1:54.3 with trainer Buzzy Sholty in the bike.   In another qualifying mile, Lady Mattgalane was a 1:54 winner for trainer Gregory Peck. Burlington Stakes winner Sutter Hanover was scratched from the qualifier won by Lady Mattgalane.
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Schedule change for Sunshine State Stake

on 09/18/2007 2:00 AM
The Florida Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association (FSBOA) has announced a scheduling change due to the recent postponement of Sunshine State Stake (SSS) Leg #3 due to track conditions at Pompano Park.   Leg #3 will be conducted on Sept. 26, 28 & 29. The SSS Finals, originally scheduled for that weekend, will be moved to Oct. 3, 5 & 6. All races will be held at Pompano Park. ...
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Somebeachsomewhere\'s freshman season is over

on 09/18/2007 2:00 AM
According to reports, the connections of world champion freshman pacer Somebeachsomewhere have decided to curtail his juvenile season after going unbeaten in six starts, including that world-record 1:49.3 win in the $1 million Metro Sept. 1 at Mohawk Racetrack.   Somebeachsomewhere’s sixth win of his young career came last Saturday night when he won the fastest of the three $145,300(C) Na...
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Snow White ties world mark in Oakville

on 09/17/2007 2:00 AM
The amazing Snow White turned in another devastating performance in winning Sunday night\'s $575,400(C) Oakville Stakes final for 2-year-old filly trotters at Mohawk in a world-record equaling 1:54.2. The clocking by the daughter of Self Possessed-Mom’s Millionaire equaled the world mark, which was set by another daughter of Self Possessed, Possess The Magic, last fall in Lexington, Ky. In S...
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