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Order to go in Maple Leaf

on 08/23/2006 2:00 AM
The connections of Order by Fax, a 5-year-old Viking Kronos stallion, have accepted the Woodbine Entertainment Group\'s invitation to have the star European trotter at Mohawk to contest the $918,500 (C) Maple Leaf Trot, Saturday, Sept. 9. The chestnut is expected to arrive Thursday and will go into quarantine at Mohawk. Out of the Pine Chip mare Nellies Girl, Order By Fax was a participant in t...
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Dance Hall wins 11th

on 08/23/2006 2:00 AM
Dance Hall won her 11th race of the year Tuesday at Harrington Raceway, capturing the featured $15,000 Fillies and Mares Open Pace in 1:54.1. Driven by Steve Warrington for owners John Hynansky, Don Hawk and trainer Dan Warrington, the 4-year-old Blissfull Hall mare seized control toward the half from Ain\'t Goin Back and cruised from there for an easy three-length score over Dream A While and Cro...
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RC Royalty romps in VD qua

on 08/23/2006 2:00 AM
The highly-regarded sophomore colt RC Royalty made amends for poor execution in his most recent start by trotting to a personal-best 1:56.1 victory in a qualifier at Vernon Downs on Tuesday. One of 80 Standardbreds attempting to turn in an acceptable effort during the 13-race qualifying card, RC Royalty had trainer Dan Daley at the controls as he cut fractions of :29.2, :59.4 and 1:28 en route to ...
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Soph pacer OK after fall

on 08/23/2006 2:00 AM
Trainer Stacey Ruddick is trying to point AB’s Beach Boy toward a Little Brown Jug start in late September, but the road to Delaware has become a rocky one for the 3-year-old son of Jenna’s Beach Boy. AB’s Beach Boy has had rough trips his last two starts, including falling near the wire in the $178,000 Cleveland Classic at Northfield Park Aug. 19. “A horse made a break in front of him ...
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Top 6 in elim to advance

on 08/23/2006 2:00 AM
North America Cup one-two finishers Total Truth and Feelin Friskie have received byes directly into the Cane Pace final at Freehold, with eight other 3-year-old colt pacers going postward Saturday in a single $100,000 elimination. The top six in the elim will advance to meet the two bye finalists, who received the free pass into the Sept. 4 final by virtue of being the richest among the entrants. ...
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6,000 for \'The Whip\'

on 08/22/2006 2:00 AM
Rick Zeron, known as \"The Whip,\" became the 31st driver to reach the 6,000-win mark when he piloted Star Bonus A to a 1:52 victory in the first race at Mohawk Monday night. The number 31 is also significant as it was 31 years ago when he scored his first lifetime win at Rideau Carleton Raceway in 1975 with a horse named Oxford Mary. Zeron, 49, was congratulated in the winner\'s circle by Wood...
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Top trotters in Am Nats

on 08/22/2006 2:00 AM
Two Dan Patch Award winners and a top contender for one of this year’s honors will be among the horses taking center stage in the American-National events for trotters Saturday at Balmoral Park. Chocolatier, who was second in the Hambletonian, headlines an eight-horse field for the $190,000 American National for 3-year-old male trotters, while Vivid Photo, the 2005 Hambletonian winner, and Sand ...
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A costly Hambo drive

on 08/22/2006 2:00 AM
Trond Smedshammer has received a 30-day suspension as a result of his drive behind Here Comes Herbie in the Hambletonian at the Meadowlands in which he moved off the pylons while leading in the stretch and allowed his stablemate Blue Mac Lad clearance to advance to a third-place finish. Smedshammer\'s suspension is scheduled to run from Aug. 28 through Sept. 26. Smedshammer received the suspens...
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NYSS 2 year olds at TGD

on 08/22/2006 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs hosted the New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-old trotters on Monday night, which paid total purses of over $500,000. Five divisions for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters and seven divisions for 2-year-old filly trotters were raced. Southwind Breeze and driver Ray Schnittker stayed perfect in two starts with a winning effort timed in 1:58.3. The time broke the track record for 2-ye...
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Jug future pool refunded

on 08/22/2006 2:00 AM
Phil Terry, director of simulcast for the Delaware County Fair and the Little Brown Jug, has announced that all wagers made on the third future will be refunded because of a programming error. TrackMaster, after receiving the third pool program file from Delaware County Fair accidentally overwrote it with the previous second pool program and distributed the incorrect program to their customers. ...
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SJ\'s Photo sold to Italy

on 08/22/2006 2:00 AM
Published reports in Italy state that 16-year-old trotting stallion SJ\'s Photo has been sold to Italian investors and will be sent to that country at the beginning of October. SJ\'s Photo has been standing stud at Lindwood Farm in Pennsylvania after being at Kosmos Horse Breeders. SJ\'s Photo\'s 718 foals that started have won nearly $24 million. Hambletonian winner Vivid Photo is the richest ...
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Two elims for Metro

on 08/22/2006 2:00 AM
Nineteen 2-year-old colt pacers have been entered for this year’s $1 million Metro Pace, with two eliminations to be contested Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. The top five finishers in each elim will advance to the Sept. 2 final with the connections of the two winners able to select their post positions. The George Teague Jr. Stable has got each of the Metro Pace elims covered, as Funny B...
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29 in She\'s A Great Lady

on 08/22/2006 2:00 AM
Twenty-nine 2-year-old filly pacers have been drawn into three $35,000 eliminations for the She’s A Great Lady Stakes Saturday night at Mohawk, with the top three in each plus one fourth-place finisher drawn by lot returning for the $688,200 final Sept. 2. Trainer George Teague Jr. and his sister, Brenda, have entered the 2006 Sweetheart Pace winner Isabella Blue Chip (PP5, David Miller), and...
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Marvellous NJSS mile

on 08/22/2006 2:00 AM
Marvellous was just that after a 2:00.3 win in her $27,000 division of New Jersey Sire Stakes (NJSS) for 2-year-old trotting fillies held Tuesday afternoon at Freehold. A $15,000 yearling purchase by co-owners Kevin McDermott and Joseph Zicchino, this Donerail filly has two wins in four starts. Jeff Gregory handled driving duties for trainer McDermott. Purple Haze came three wide at the top ...
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The Double Dion fast in PASS

on 08/22/2006 2:00 AM
The Double Dion and Yannick Gingras made quarter-pole move and held on to win a leg of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes (PASS) for freshman pacing colts held Tuesday afternoon at Pocono Downs in a lifetime-best 1:53.1. The Double Dion is a colt by Real Artist who is coming off a fifth-place finish in the Woodrow Wilson. He boasts three wins in six starts, including a win in a Reynolds division. ...
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Opening round for KYSS

on 08/21/2006 2:00 AM
Main Stage shipped west after winning six of seven starts on the East Coast and the trip paid off when the son of Like A Prayer won his $25,000 opening-round division of the Kentucky Sire Stakes for 2-year-old colt trotters at The Red Mile Sunday night. Winning the first split was Safari Hall, another shipper from the East, who was elevated from second to first because of a ruling of interference ...
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A well-designed KYSS win

on 08/21/2006 2:00 AM
Designer Gal posted a career-best 1:52.4 effort while Grandiose Gal needed just 1:54.4 to capture their respective Kentucky Sire Stakes eliminations for 3-year-old filly pacers at The Red Mile Sunday night. Marcus Johansson was in the sulky behind Designer Gal as she defeated Bare Legs (Dan Shetler) and Kentucky Summer Championship final winner Betsy Hall (Rocky Loney). Clova (Tony Hall) finis...
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Cole wins 3 at a price

on 08/21/2006 2:00 AM
Although the continent\'s leading driver in 2006 Tony Morgan won three races on Sunday\'s program at Harrington Raceway, he had to share the spotlight with Mike Cole who notched a driving triple of his own, including 48-1 longshot Patrolling. Cole drove Patroling ($99) to his first win of 2006 with a late brush at the wire in 1:58.3 on the \"sloppy\" track. Cole treated his backers well, also w...
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A banner win in PEI

on 08/21/2006 2:00 AM
Banner Yankee won the $60,000(C) Gold Cup & Saucer at Charlottetown Driving Park in Prince Edward Island Saturday night with a 1:54.1 effort for trainer-driver Carl Jamieson. Silent Swing finished a long neck back in second with Zooka third. Jamieson shares ownership of Banner Yankee with Arthur Slack, Ian Kenny and George Harrison. The win was his fourth of the year, increasing his career earn...
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Lonesome Day retired

on 08/21/2006 2:00 AM
The 2005 Sweetheart winner Lonesome Day p,2, 1:52.4 ($400,172) has been retired from racing after fracturing a sesamoid bone, owner Eric Cherry announced today. The 3-year-old daughter of Cambest from the Jate Lobell mare Swifty But Nifty was the winner of $356,272 in her brilliant freshman campaign with seven victories from 10 starts. \"She was just coming around to last year\'s form and we ...
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