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Tell All, Always A Virgin take LBJ eliminations

on 09/20/2007 2:00 AM
Favorites Tell All and Always A Virgin won their respective $76,600 Little Brown Jug eliminations Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds, setting the stage for a final showdown in the second heat.   Tell All came up first-over at the half but was steadied a bit in the turn by driver Jody Jamieson as he moved forward toward the leading Southwind Lynx, who had been fired out of ...
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Mystical Sunshine sets all-age trotting mark in Ms Versatility

on 09/20/2007 2:00 AM
Mystical Sunshine lowered her own world record for older trotting mares on a half-mile track with a 1:53.2 victory in the $116,000 Ms Versatility final Thursday at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds, an effort that was also the fastest mile ever posted on a two-turn oval by a trotter regardless of sex. The time lowered the previous all-age mark of 1:54 set by Pine Chip at Delaware in 1994.  &nbs...
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Jamieson, Burgess capture Little Brown Jug

on 09/20/2007 2:00 AM
Tell All wrapped up the 62nd Little Brown Jug in straight heats Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds, following up his elimination victory with a wire-to-wire 1:52 score in the second heat. Driver Jody Jamieson used the rail post position to his advantage and led at every call en route to his first-ever Jug decision. His first experience came last when he drove the popular Doonbeg....
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Creamy Mimi wins American National

on 09/19/2007 2:00 AM
Freshman trotting fillies stepped into the spotlight on Tuesday night at Balmoral Park and Creamy Mimi stole the show, winning the $135,000 American-National with a 1:56.2 track record effort.   Proving once again that her yearling price of $165,000 may have been a bargain, Marvin Katz and Al Libfeld’s Creamy Mimi continued to impress as she cruised to a 1-1/4 length victory. &...
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Jug contender Always A Virgin keeps cool

on 09/19/2007 2:00 AM
Jugette Day 2007 at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds got underway at 10:45 Wednesday morning under cloudless skies, with the temperature expected to reach the mid 80s by the time the first elimination of the Jugette which is scheduled for   Earlier in the morning, trainer Joe Holloway stood near Allways A Virgin\'s stall in the Jug barn, with the 3-year-old colt pacer hanging his head o...
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$35,000 sale topper at Ohio Jug Sale

on 09/19/2007 2:00 AM
Gigi\'s Cruiser, a daughter of Yankee Cruiser out of the 1997 Ohio Triple Crown champion $253,000-winning mare Ideal Gigi, was the $35,000 sale topper at the Ohio Jug Sale, which wrapped up its two-night sale at the Eden Park Equestrian Center in Sunbury, Ohio, on Tuesday night.   Consigned by Midland Acres as agent for Conquest Acres, Gigi\'s Cruiser was purchased by Ohio-based trainer Vir...
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One Tough Lass coasts in Harold Dancer

on 09/19/2007 2:00 AM
With the two favorites breaking early in the race, One Tough Lass picked up the pieces and coasted to a 6 3/4-length victory in the $67,150 Harold Dancer Filly Trot, the featured second race on Tuesday at Freehold Raceway.   The Harold Dancer is for 2-year-old trotting fillies bred in New Jersey and is sponsored by the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey. &n...
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Jug Sociey to raise purses

on 09/19/2007 2:00 AM
The Little Brown Jug Society has made changes in all Grand Circuit stakes payments and added monies which will be reflected in 2009 purses. “Our goal is to increase the Little Brown Jug purse to $1 million,” said Tom Wright, vice president of the Little Brown Jug Society and race secretary of the Delaware Fair racing program. “These increases will also increase purses for all other Gr...
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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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