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NYSS finals are drawn

on 09/13/2006 2:00 AM
The post position draw for the $1.2 million New York Night of Champions was held on Wednesday morning at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway for the eight Championship events of the New York Sire Stakes for 2 and 3 year olds. Saratoga-based John Stark Jr. will be the busiest trainer on the Night of Champions with six horses entered. Ed Hart is a close second with five and Linda Toscano and Paul Doherty...
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Smooth Moves in Sweden

on 09/12/2006 2:00 AM
Smooth Moves, Muscle Bound and Cromwell--three of the more successful U.S. imports to Sweden in 2005--raced in the Four-Year-Old Star at the Gevle track Monday night. The winner was Smooth Moves, who held off Cromwell in a mile rate time of 1:56.4. Smooth Moves (Angus Hall-Flirt Alert) held off Cromwell from the lead to the finish. Both horses finished in a rate of 1:56.4 over the 1,640 meters....
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Elliott has TCO2 positive

on 09/12/2006 2:00 AM
Tuesday morning\'s draw for both the Canadian Trotting Classic (CTC) eliminations and divisions of the Nassagaweya stakes, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 16 at Mohawk, have been delayed. Prior to Tuesday\'s draw, the Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) had informed both the Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) and Bill Elliott, trainer of CTC-eligible Here Comes Herbie and Nassagaweya-eligibles Laughing ...
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Tioga to put on the gloves

on 09/12/2006 2:00 AM
With the inaugural racing season at Tioga Downs now in the books, New York\'s newest harness racetrack will be the site of three boxing matches Friday night, Sept. 29. Although horses are no longer circling the oval, there is still plenty of action going on in the video gaming machine parlor, and track management. The featured event of the boxing card is a heavyweight match that features Roches...
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Wellwood elims held

on 09/11/2006 2:00 AM
Quite Easy was the handiest of winners in the first of three $30,000 eliminations in the William Wellwood Memorial Trot, Sunday night at Mohawk. John Campbell drove the Andover Hall colt to the 2 ¾-length victory for trainer Jimmy Takter and Quite Easy Partners of Versailles, Ky. Parked early through a :28.1 clip, Quite Easy got to the front before the half-mile mark (:59.2) and never looked b...
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Trainer found with syringes

on 09/11/2006 2:00 AM
At 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8, during a routine inspection by the Tioga Downs Security Division, three loaded syringes with needles attached were discovered in the trailer of Alessandro Spano. Spano of Flanders, N.J., who is licensed as an owner, trainer and driver, denied ownership and any knowledge of the syringes. The reports and evidence were turned over to the New York State Racing and Wage...
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Tidewaterdragonfly in final

on 09/10/2006 2:00 AM
Two-year-old filly Tidewaterdragonfly stayed unbeaten after three career starts, winning one of four Pennsylvania Sire Stakes divisions for 2-year-old filly pacers wire to wire in 1:53.3 Saturday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. With the win, the filly pacer punched her ticket to the Sire Stakes final at Pocono Saturday, Sept. 16 Tidewaterdragonfly led all the way in posting the fast...
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Jug hopefuls win Previews

on 09/10/2006 2:00 AM
The trainer-driver-owner combination of Michael Burke, Dave Palone and George Leon captured two of the three Jug Preview divisions at Scioto Downs Saturday night with Sandro Hanover and True North Hanover in identical 1:51 clockings, while Western Ace too the third split in 1:50.2, a track record for 3-year-old pacers. Sandro Hanover captured the first of three $70,000 divisions, going wire to ...
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OHSS finals at Scioto

on 09/10/2006 2:00 AM
Four fillies, I Like Stephanie, Van Anna, Midnight Hooray and Osborne’s Gypsy, kept their hopes alive for an Ohio Triple Crown sweep when they won their respective $100,000 divisions of the Ohio Sire Stakes Championships at Scioto Downs Saturday night. I Like Stephanie (Ilooklikemymom) went wire to wire in 1:56 to win the 3-year-old filly trot for driver-trainer Ray Paver and owners Barbara ...
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Barzgar wins elim easily

on 09/10/2006 2:00 AM
Fox Valley Barzgar had no problems winning his elimination for the Orange & Blue final at Balmoral Park Sept. 16, as he romped to a 6 1/2-length victory Saturday night in 1:52. The victory sets up a showdown with the undefeated Home Bed Advantage who was a 1:50.1 winner by 2 1/2 lengths over Glass Pack. Dave Magee was in the bike as Fox Valley Barzgar (Incredible Finale) won his sixth in a ro...
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Harrah\'s Chester opens

on 09/10/2006 2:00 AM
Harrah’s Chester Casino & Racetrack opened for racing Sunday afternoon with a crowd of about 5,000—many of them making comparisons to the old Brandywine and Liberty Bell racetracks—in attendance. Total handle for the 10 races was $237,290, with $116,037 of that amount wagered on track. Harness racing flourished in the Delaware Valley for many years, but Liberty Bell Park in suburban Phila...
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Western Gallie wins Nadia

on 09/10/2006 2:00 AM
Western Gallie edged past favored My Little Dragon in deep stretch to win the $202,000 Nadia Lobell for 3-year-old filly pacers at The Red Mile Sunday night in 1:51.2 over a \"good\" racetrack. Yannick Gingras sat a pocket trip with Western Gallie behind the leading My Little Dragon and driver Ron Pierce before moving past for the victory. Western Gallie\'s stablemate, Eternity\'s Delight, finishe...
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Prayer I Am wins KYSS

on 09/10/2006 2:00 AM
Driver Jeff Cullipher and owner Roy Dobbins scored the biggest wins of their careers Sunday night at The Red Mile as Prayer I Am scored a 2:02 upset victory over a \"good\" track in the $200,000 Kentucky Sire Stakes final for 2-year-old colt trotters. Sitting at the back of the field through most of the distance, Cullipher closed up the inside before finding room in mid stretch to go on to the ...
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Lis Mara wins Des Smith

on 09/10/2006 2:00 AM
Lis Mara led from gate to wire to win the $181,250(C) Des Smith Classic for older pacers at Rideau Carleton Sunday night in 1:49.3. Brian Sears was in the sulky as Lis Mara paced fractions of :26.3, :53.1 and 1:20.3 before closing out the victory over a late-closing Ponder, with Buckeye One third. A 4-year-old son of Cambest, the win was Lis Mara\'s ninth in 15 starts this year. Erv Miller t...
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Elliott fillies sweep

on 09/09/2006 2:00 AM
Trainer Bill Elliott enjoyed a profitable Friday evening at Mohawk Racetrack thanks to a Champlain Stakes sweep with 2-year-old pacing fillies Southwind Rio and Michelles Power. Southwind Rio (Artsplace ) sizzled her way into the Mohawk Raceway record books thanks to her 1:51.4 score in the opening division. Michelles Power (Camluck ) rebounded from a disappointing seventh place finish in last Sa...
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Five for MacDonald

on 09/09/2006 2:00 AM
Mark MacDonald became WEG.\'s first $6-million man of 2006 thanks to a fantastic Friday night of racing at Mohawk Racetrack. The circuit\'s dash and money-leading driver made his way to victory lane on five occasions, including his win with Southwind Rio in the $152,500 Champlain Stakes. MacDonald, who also leads Canada in the wins and earnings, swept the daily double with Fifi (1:53.3) and Fo...
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Maywood track record

on 09/09/2006 2:00 AM
Hall of Famer Dave Magee piloted Westward Vision to a Maywood Park track record of 1:50.2 Friday night, in that half-mile oval\'s featured $12,100 conditioned sixth race pace. The 7-year-old son of Western Hanover is trained by Darcy Pletcher for owners Par IV Stables, Terry Ryan, Dennis Hauck and Ron Latham of Illinois. Westward Vision took the lead early to a :26.4 first quarter and followe...
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Digital the fastest in KYSS

on 09/09/2006 2:00 AM
Digital Z Tam earned the speed badge of the three $20,000 third-leg Kentucky Sire Stakes divisions for 2-year-old colt pacers at The Red Mile Saturday night, scoring a 1:54.2 victory. Active Trader won the first split in 1:55.1 while Cue The Paige captured the second in 1:56. Terry Cullipher directed Digital Z Tam to his second win in four career starts, lowering the gelded son of Cambest\'s ma...
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Glidemaster in stakes record

on 09/09/2006 2:00 AM
Hambletonian winner Glidemaster made it look easy with a stakes-record performance in his $131,003 Simcoe Stakes division on Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack. John Campbell had the 2-5 favorite powering up from third to take over from Was It A Dream, who led to the half-mile marker in :56.4, approaching the far turn. From there, the 3-year-old son of Yankee Glide reached the three-quarter pole in 1:25...
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Running Book bounces back

on 09/09/2006 2:00 AM
Running Book and Two Twentytwo were both victorious in their rich Champlain Stakes divisions for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack, and both pacers earned lifetime marks in the process. Running Book bounced back from a poor performance in last Saturday\'s Metro Pace final to trounce six other rivals in his $107,385 division. Steve Condren had the Bill Elli...
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