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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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Peaceful Way Pulls Upset

on 09/09/2006 2:00 AM
Five-year-old Peaceful Way, the only mare in the field of 10 older trotters, struck a blow for the ladies Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack with a dominating 1:53.3 performance in the $877,500 Maple Leaf Trot, winning by 3 3/4 lengths over 42-1 shot Stiletto, with another longshot, 24-1 Med Vac, third. Race favorite Sand Vic was fourth, 7 ½ lengths behind the winner. With Trevor Ritchie at th...
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Artcotic wins NJSS final

on 09/09/2006 2:00 AM
Artcotic overcame post position eight to win the $85,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Championship final for 2-year-old pacing fillies in 1:55.1 Saturday over the Freehold Raceway half-mile oval. With Jack Baggitt Jr. driving, the daughter of Artiscape was parked to the quarter in 28 seconds, but overtook Mr Deli\'s Filly by the half-mile pole and stayed in front to win by a 1 1/2 lengths. Kisskissb...
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Last chance Jug players!

on 09/08/2006 2:00 AM
This is it Little Brown Jug Fantasy Players! Your last chance to make changes in your 10-horse stable, with the timeframe closing at 11:59 p.m. TONIGHT--Thursday night, Sept. 14. Contestants may log on to www.jugbarn.com to make their changes, which includes having the chance to replace up to two colts in their stable and activate their final five Jug contenders. The Little Brown Jug Fantasy Co...
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Hazel to honor Marshall

on 09/08/2006 2:00 AM
A five-decade career in harness racing will be recognized Saturday, Sept. 23, when Hazel Park Harness Raceway pays tribute to veteran racing official Ken Marshall as part of its Michigan Super Night program. Following in the footsteps of a Hall of Famer is never easy, but Marshall has certainly succeeded. Marshall began working as race secretary at Hazel Park in 1980 following the retirement of...
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Rosecroft all-stars Tues.

on 09/08/2006 2:00 AM
Rosecroft Raceway will present the $35,000 All-Star Drivers Challenge featuring eight of North America\'s leading reinsman on Tuesday, Sept. 12. The line-up will include Ron Pierce, Brian Sears, Tony Morgan, Dave Palone, Mark MacDonald, Tim Tetrick, Jody Jamieson and John Wagner. Wagner currently leads the Rosecroft driver standings with a .397 UDRS and 194 seasonal wins from 812 starts. The d...
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Black Book \'06 online

on 09/08/2006 2:00 AM
The yearling portion of the 2006 Harrisburg sale is now available on the Standardbred Horse Sales Company\'s web site, www.theblackbook.com. This year\'s select yearling sale includes 1,078 yearlings, the vast majority of them by North America\'s leading trotting and pacing sires. There were initially over 1,500 yearlings nominated to the Standardbred Horse Sales auction in Harrisburg. On the b...
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