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Laughing to the finish line in Confederation Cup

on 08/19/2007 2:00 AM
In a race to the finish, Laughing Art came up the inside to take the 31st Confederation Cup final in 1:53.3 at Flamboro Sunday evening.   Domitian Hanover cut the mile in the $548,500(C) contest, heading to the quarter in :27.4.  Forensic Z Tam was the first to pull and he flushed out Artriverderci to a :56.4 half.  Sitting in the pocket, Jody Jamieson had Laughing Art in perfect ...
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Flirtin Man & Bet To Win take Zweig Memorial divisions

on 08/19/2007 2:00 AM
Flirtin Man, driven in hand by John Campbell, drew off to win the first $117,250 division of the Zweig Memorial Trot at Tioga Downs in a new track record of 1:54.3   Please Poppy and Per Henriksen took the lead but Flirtin Man was just on his outside, pressuring to a :28.1 first quarter.  Please Poppy let Flirtin Man go to the front and the Angus Hall colt led every step of the way.&nb...
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Always A Virgin shatters Battle of Brandywine stakes record

on 08/19/2007 2:00 AM
On a track, labeled as sloppy, the Battle of the Brandywine took five divisions of Sunday evening’s card at Chester Downs.  The first $50,000 division went to Trueys Legacy in a stakes record 1:53.1, of which Artist’s View broke in the second division, pacing the mile in 1:52.3.  Always A Virgin then came in the fourth division and shattered those two records, winning in 1:51.3. &nb...
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New trot record at Freehold

on 08/18/2007 2:00 AM
Daniel Dube guided Alvin Jacobsen and Sidney Korn\'s Mystical Sunshine to the fastest trotting mile in the long history of Freehold Raceway on Friday. The 6-year-old, Chris Ryder-trained mare finished the mile in 1:54.3 in a $14,200 Open Handicap. The time surpassed the previous trotting record of 1:55.2, and eclipsed the older trotting mare record of 1:56.3 by two seconds. (Freehold)
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Four Starzz in Mohawk open

on 08/18/2007 2:00 AM
Carded as a Breeders Crown prep, the fillies and mares open at Mohawk Friday had a mild upset when Four Starzz Meliss took the lead at the half and cruised to a 1:50.3 win.   Invitro (Paul MacDonnell) took the lead from the rail and posted a :26.1 first quarter.  Driver Luc Ouellette took Four Starzz Meliss from post five to get away fourth but wasn’t set on staying there, shooting t...
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Stonebridge Kisses posts win number 34

on 08/18/2007 2:00 AM
Stonebridge Kisses posted her 34th lifetime win Friday at Yonkers in the fillies and mares open.  The seven-year-old Artiscape mare and driver Eric Goodell took the race in 1:54.1.   Race favorite Alexi Killean (Tony Morgan) took the field to a :27.3 first quarter.  Before the half Goodell pulled Stonebridge Kisses and cleared to the front before the three-quarters.  Posting ...
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P-Glide wins at Indy Downs in 1:55.2

on 08/18/2007 2:00 AM
Champion Passionate Glide returned to action with a victory Friday evening at Indiana Downs, capturing the $14,000 open handicap with a 1:55.2 clocking. The next stop for the Yankee Glide four year old is the Breeders Crown. Starting from the outside post in a scratch-shortened field of six, Marcus Johansson raced third early after breaks by two key horses at the start. He had planned a different...
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Divisional champ back in form in Ohio Sire Stakes

on 08/18/2007 2:00 AM
Last year’s divisional champion Osborne’s Gypsy is every bit as good again this year, and she showed it again Friday night at Scioto Downs,  taking her division of Ohio Sires Stakes by a length in 1:53.4. Ryan Stahl drove the daughter of On The Attack for trainer Eric Hamlet.   It was the fifth win in six sophomore starts for Osborne’s Gypsy, who is owned by Jerome Osborne of Men...
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Hasta la vista to competition in Pa Sire Stakes

on 08/18/2007 2:00 AM
Pasta Lavista stayed unbeaten after five career starts with a Pennsylvania Sire Stakes win at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Saturday afternoon. There were seven divisions of the Sire Stakes for 2-year-old fillies on the pace. Pasta Lavista, the 1-5 betting favorite in her split, had the lead at every pole in the win. Driver Randy Tharps slowed her down after a rapid opening quarter. That left t...
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Lonestar Legend dominates Fox Stake

on 08/18/2007 2:00 AM
Lonestar Legend put on a powerful display Saturday afternoon at the Indiana State Fairgrounds to capture the $48,700 Fox Stake for freshman colt pacers in 1:52.3. Driven by Mark O’Mara, the Western Hanover colt received every call, winning by 13 lengths for trainer Don Swick. The winning time established a new lifetime mark. “This was a very nice race for him,” Swick said afterward. “He p...
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Tempo & Tetrick take Fan Hanover

on 08/18/2007 2:00 AM
Southwind Tempo and Tim Tetrick dominated the C$35,000 Fan Hanover stakes elimination Saturday at Mohawk, handily winning in 1:51.   Getting away fourth to a :27.1 first quarter, Southwind Tempo pulled and rocketed past pace-setter Isabella Blue Chip and David Miller.  Hana Hanover, who upset Southwind Tempo in the Mistletoe Shalee, pressured the filly going to the three quarters. ...
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$40,000 Yonkers Trot elims contested

on 08/18/2007 2:00 AM
Foreign owned, American sired colts dominated the Yonkers Trot eliminations Saturday with Adrian Chip walking to a 2:01.2 victory in the first elim and Primary As taking the second elim in 1:58.2.   At the :29.4 first quarter, Adrian Chip pulled to set the fractions, with Quite Easy and Jimmy Takter settling for the pocket trip.  Up Front Larry pulled just before the 1:02.3 h...
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Late-closers take Eternal Camnation

on 08/18/2007 2:00 AM
Two of the three C$122,367 Eternal Camnation divisions at Mohawk Saturday favored late-closers as the first two divisional winners, Thong and Good News Lady came up late to win their respective races in 1:53.4 and 1:55.  Victim of Love held off a late drive to win the last division in 1:54.2.   With the race favorite boxed in, it looked like Cartniverous would upset and win the first d...
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Lis Mara, consistently the favorite, does not disappoint

on 08/18/2007 2:00 AM
Ten of the best aged pacers collided in the C$737,000 Canadian Pacing Derby Saturday at Mohawk and Lis Mara proved to be on the top of his game as he won his second consecutive Derby in 1:49.3.   Total Truth went straight for the lead and was relentless, parking Tigerama to a blistering :25.3 first quarter.  Boulder Creek settled in for a pocket trip from the ten hole and Lis Mara got ...
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Vivid Photo, Armbro Dancer score

on 08/17/2007 2:00 AM
Vivid Photo lowered the all-time track trotting record at Vernon Downs to 1:52.1, and Armbro Dancer trimmed two-fifths of a second off the track\'s overall 54-year-old pacing yardstick with her 1:50.1 score, in stakes action on Thursday night.   The 2005 Hambletonian winner, Vivid Photo lowered Vernon’s all-age trotting standard by winning the $154,000 Credit Winner challen...
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Lots of rumorsliesnalibies at Mohawk

on 08/17/2007 2:00 AM
Rumorsliesnalibies turned in an impressive two-move effort Thursday night to win for the second straight week in the Bridger Trotting Series for 2-year-old colts and geldings at Mohawk Racetrack. The other $15,000(C) split went to Lancer Springs who was a runner-up in round one.With Randy Waples catch driving, Rumorsliesnalibies left alertly and got away second behind Go Go Don through ...
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Kenneth J returns to NYSS action

on 08/17/2007 2:00 AM
Kenneth J has already earned $498,759 this year, in what his connections call the first half of his 3-year-old season. Now, after a three-week break, the pacing colt will kick off the second half of his potentially million-dollar year with a start in the New York State Fair on Saturday at Tioga Downs.   A total of 23 colts and geldings entered the State Fair for 3-year-old colt pa...
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Health certificates required at Vernon, Tioga

on 08/17/2007 2:00 AM
Management at Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs have announced that due to a recent positive test for strangles in the New York area, both tracks will require a clean bill of health certificate for horses shipping in from the western New York area. The policy will go into effect beginning at Vernon Downs on Tuesday, Aug. 21, and at Tioga Downs on Friday, Aug. 24. For more information please contac...
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Vanderkemp hoping to \'took\' Canadian Pacing Derby

on 08/17/2007 2:00 AM
If it weren’t for bad luck, he’d have no luck at all, it seems, but local trainer Mike Vanderkemp is hoping 4-year-old Took Hanover can shake off some of his bad karma in Saturday night’s $737,000(C) Canadian Pacing Derby at Mohawk racetrack. \"He’s a bit of a hard luck horse, and a real handful around the barn,\" says Vanderkemp of the son of The Panderosa, owned by Adam Victor &a...
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Windsun rallies in Red Mile lane to win early-closer

on 08/17/2007 2:00 AM
Five early-closer fields matched up for the second time at The Red Mile Thursday night. Windsun Lane and driver Kyle Bolon battled seven other colt trotters as well as high winds and spotty rain to win their $6,000 early-closer leg in 1:57.2.   Bolon, 19, guided Windsun Lane to a well-timed, two-length win for co-owners Mike Fellinger and trainer Rodney Bolon. Malevich Hanover finished...
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