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NJSS final loaded with spice

on 09/13/2007 2:00 AM
Spice Queen repelled a challenge from Victoria Volo for a length-and-a-quarter victory in the $85,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes final for 3-year-old trotting fillies on Thursday afternoon at Freehold Raceway.   The daughter of Yankee Glide–The Big Enchilada trotted the sixth-race mile in 1:57 flat, two seconds off the track record, for her ninth win in 10 starts this year, 12...
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Will Sportsfancy dominate on Super Night?

on 09/13/2007 2:00 AM
While one “chalk” after another went down to defeat in most Super Night eliminations last weekend at Balmoral Park, a dominating performance by Sportsfancy reestablished her as the likely heavy fan favorite in Saturday’s Grandma Ann championship, and perhaps one of the more solid plays on the card.   “I look for Sportsfancy to be a major force on Super Night. In fact, the way she r...
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Golf scramble planned for Sept. 24 in Lexington

on 09/13/2007 2:00 AM
The Horsemen’s Unicorn Foundation, a non-profit organization which helps horsemen in need, is holding a charity golf tournament on Monday, Sept. 24, at the Golf Club of the Bluegrass in Lexington.   The 4 person team scrambles will begin play with a shotgun start at 1 pm. The cost is $125 per player for golf and dinner. The dinner, with dancing, an auction and raffle, will take place at T...
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May June Character heading to Jug off PASS win

on 09/13/2007 2:00 AM
May June Character, who won the Adios and a division of the Battle of the Brandywine earlier in the season, is headed to the Little Brown Jug in fine form after taking a division of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers in wire-to-wire fashion on Thursday, stopping the timer in 1:51 at Harrah’s Chester Casino and Racetrack.   The gelded son of Shad...
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Trotting filly has made her way to NYSS final

on 09/13/2007 2:00 AM
Fillies can be finicky; trotting fillies even more so while 2-year-old trotting fillies require the patience of a saint. Pascal Beaulieu and his wife Sandy aren’t saints yet, but they have figured out Makeherownway, Robert Rosenheim’s homebred trotting filly they broke and trained on Rosenheim’s farm in Stillwater, N.Y.   Makeherownway has done well enough to earn a spot in...
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Creamy Mimi wins Am Nat elim

on 09/12/2007 2:00 AM
Freshman trotting fillies were in action on Tuesday night at Balmoral Park as a field of 10 youngsters battled for spots in next Tuesday’s $135,000 American-National. The top eight finishers in the race will join Spread The Chips and Bether Always, who received byes into the final on an earnings basis.   Creamy Mimi and driver Andy Miller had no problem dispatching nine rivals.&...
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Kenneth J draws rail for NY Night of Champions

on 09/12/2007 2:00 AM
Post positions were drawn Tuesday for the 18th editiion of the New York Night of Champions, which returns to Yonkers Raceway Saturday night after a two-year stint at Saratoga. With eight $150,000 finals, a total of $1.2 million will be on the line. The finals--going as races 2 through 9 on Yonkers\' 10-race card--are each sponsored by a  prominent Empire breeding facility and/or sales c...
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All About Justice fastest in PASS

on 09/12/2007 2:00 AM
All About Justice, a son of SJ\'s Caviar, posted the day’s fastest time (1:55.4) among three divisions of the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes, which were contested over a sloppy Pocono Downs oval on Tuesday. Tuesday’s stakes at Pocono were for 3-year-old colts and geldings on the trot, and they represented the last chance for the trotters to earn enough points to qualify for the Penn...
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Entry box for Jug closes Saturday at 10 am

on 09/12/2007 2:00 AM
The entry box for the Little Brown Jug closes at 10 am Saturday, and the draw takes place beginning at 11:30 am, and while a full field is always expected, a handful of horses have separated themselves from the rest of the pack. Here\'s the review of the top contenders:   1. Always A Virgin(br, c, - Western Ideal - Neverhaditneverwill)Owners: Bluewood Stable (NJ), Roll The Dice Stable (DE)...
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***New***Wire To Wire

on 09/12/2007 2:00 AM
In his latest Wire To Wire column, Andrew Cohen writes about what it\'s like to be hooked on harness racing, and here\'s one of his examples: Have you found yourself changing lanes depending upon which car in front of you looks like it will offer “live cover?”   To read his latest column, click here.
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Two Harold Dancer Trot elims held

on 09/12/2007 2:00 AM
Yankee Gospel and Wind Surfer, both sons of Muscles Yankee, won their respective $7,500 elimination division on Wednesday and earned spots in the $90,000 Harold Dancer Trot for 2-year-old colts and geldings on Sept.19 at Freehold Raceway.The top four from each six-horse elimination, carded as the third and fourth races, earned spots in the final. In the first division, Yankee Gospel [$3.40, $3.20,...
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Michelles Power equals Mohawk mark

on 09/11/2007 2:00 AM
Michelles Power equaled her own track record with another scintillating 1:50.1 victory in Monday night\'s single $115,000(C) Ontario Sire Stakes Gold elimination for 3-year-old filly pacers at Mohawk. After a recall had been issued initially, the field got away cleanly the second time around and driver Jody Jamieson got Michelles Power away seventh in the field of 10 and watched as Million...
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A Bouchard hat trick at Yonkers

on 09/11/2007 2:00 AM
The $48,300 Goalie Jeff, a New York-bred late-closer for freshman pacing fillies, went as a quintet Monday night at Yonkers Raceway with Stephane Bouchard, the Raceway\'s leading driver, having his picture taken after three of the events. Bouchard won the firsr ($9,700) event with odds-on Queen of the Stars ($2.70), who went the distance in 2:00 flat. The daughter of Village ...
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Harrah\'s Chester celebrates anniversary with Pocohantas

on 09/11/2007 2:00 AM
One year ago Monday, Harrah\'s Chester Casino and Racetrack opened its doors to the return of harness racing to the Delaware Valley. In Monday\'s one-year anniversary program, two divisions of the Pocahontas late-closing series for 2-year-old pacing fillies went postward, with Saymynamesaymyname and Real Nasty Miss taking their respective divisions. Saymynamesaymyname ($6.40) and Brian Sea...
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Windows steamed up at Harrington

on 09/11/2007 2:00 AM
Kenny Wood, William Taylor and Roy Adams\' Steam The Windows (Tim Curtin, $28.80) was the longest shot on the board and scored a 1:52 win in the featured $26,000 Open Monday at Harrington Raceway. The 6-year-old Park Place gelding fought hard first over to overtake pacesetting Redford Hall on the final turn for his eighth win of the year for trainer Eric Ell. He\'s earned more than $94,000 this...
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Johansson wins seven at The Red Mile

on 09/11/2007 2:00 AM
With Dave Palone deciding to rest a sore shoulder suffered in a race accident at Scioto Downs on Saturday, and Tony Hall also out of action as a result of being hurt in that spill, Marcus Johansson took full advantage and won seven of the 15 races on the Monday night card at The Red Mile.   Johansson, 29, won with well-bred Susan XYZ in 1:58.2 in a $6,000 early-closer leg for 2-year-old tro...
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Burgess tells all about Tell All going to the Jug

on 09/11/2007 2:00 AM
Trainer Blair Burgess told harnessracing.com Tuesday morning that although he is leaning toward entering North America Cup winner Tell All in the Little Brown Jug, he is still not completely sold on the idea. Burgess said he also plans on shipping Tell All to The Red Mile for Grand Circuit action, and a start at Delaware Sept. 20 would cost him a race in Kentucky.   “Once you go to Delawa...
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Billings travels to Prince Edward Island

on 09/11/2007 2:00 AM
Eight Billings Series road warriors took harness racing\'s greatest traveling sideshow to Canada on Saturday and Sunday, competing at Charlottetown Driving Park and Summerside Harness Raceway.   On Saturday, the amateur drivers received a cordial Canadian welcome and competed in two pacing events at the Charlottetown Driving Park. In the first event, it was the Eastern Divisi...
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Harvey aiming for NYSS title with Lislea Phia

on 09/11/2007 2:00 AM
Fifty-four years after becoming the youngest driver to win the Hambletonian, you’d think that Hall of Fame trainer Harry Harvey had seen about everything there is to see on a racetrack, but even he was surprised when Lislea Phia, the 3-year-old homebred pacing filly he trains for Yonkers Raceway’s owner and president Tim Rooney, managed to overcome a break to win and dead heat for a victo...
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Alexabeth upsets EJ\'s Copperstone in ISS debut

on 09/11/2007 2:00 AM
EJ’s Copperstone has fallen from the ranks of the undefeated. Looking to extend her streak to seven straight, the freshman filly pacer was upset by first-time starter Alexabeth in the $12,000 second round of Indiana Sires Stakes action Tuesday afternoon at Indiana Downs. Driven by Ricky Macomber, the daughter of I Scoot Hanover won her debut with a 1:56.3 effort as the favorite finished fourth f...
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