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Betsy Hall wins at 30-1

on 08/13/2006 2:00 AM
Betsy Hall paced around a breaking Yoko Hall in the stretch to post a 1:53.2 upset in the $59,400 Kentucky Summer Championship final for 3-year-old fillies Sunday night at The Red Mile. Meeting the gate at odds of 30-1, Betsy Hall and driver Rocky Loney tipped out behind Kentucky Fair final winner Yoko Hall as the field turned into the homestretch. Yoko Hall looked to be gaining on leader Clova...
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Get A Cab hails victory

on 08/12/2006 2:00 AM
Get A Cab is two-for-two after a 2:01 win in the Kentuckiana Farms early-closer for 2-year-old filly pacers Friday night at The Red Mile. In a field reduced to five due to two scratches, Get A Cab, a daughter of The Panderosa, won for trainer Jimmy Takter and driver Marcus Johansson. The $15,000 yearling is co-owned by Christina Takter, John Fielding, Mal &Janet Burroughs and 50-12 Stable. G...
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3YO NYSS trotters at Tioga

on 08/12/2006 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs hosted eight divisions of the New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old trotters on Friday night in front of a packed house of 5,000 spectators. Claude Huckabone III and Chuck Connor, Jr. both posted driving doubles on the night’s 11-race card. Alpine Fancy helped Huckabone to his first win of the night. She is conditioned by Octavia Rappoport, who shares ownership with Christopher Berk...
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Cactus Creek upsets

on 08/12/2006 2:00 AM
Cactus Creek, a 20-1 longshot, gave driver Mike Lachance his biggest victory of the year when he rallied up the inside to win the $300,000 Delvin Miller Adios final in 1:50.2 early Saturday evening at The Meadows. It was the third Adios score for Lachance. The son of Artsplace, owned by Brittany Farms, Val D’or Farms and Stanley Friedman, qualified for the final with a second-place finish beh...
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Canadette ties Stewart mark

on 08/12/2006 2:00 AM
As expected, Luck Of Michelle and Canadette reigned supreme in their respective divisions of the Robert Stewart Stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday evening at Mohawk. World record holder Luck Of Michelle was the toast of the opening division for driver Mike Saftic and trainer John Pentland, as the Camluck bay used off-the-pace tactics for the first time in her career to notch a 1 1...
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Ideal Weather reigns at Mea

on 08/12/2006 2:00 AM
Ideal Weather turned in the ideal performance, going wire to wire in 1:52.3 to capture the fastest division of the $150,000 Adioo Volo for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday at The Meadows. The stake, a companion feature to the $450,000 Coors Delvin Miller Adios, was contested in three divisions, with Pilgrims Witchie and Delightful Hope taking the other splits. Ideal Weather took the fie...
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Filippo flies in Arden Downs

on 08/12/2006 2:00 AM
Filippo Hanover, a $6,000 Adios yearling sale acquisition, became an Adios day winner when he took the fastest division of the $91,612 Arden Downs Stakes for 2-year-old pacing colts Saturday at The Meadows in 1:53.4. The event, known as the Gov. David L. Lawrence, featured four divisions, with Mattdultery, Take Five and Just Plug It In capturing the other splits. Winless in his first three s...
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$220,000 filly wins at Lex

on 08/11/2006 2:00 AM
It may have taken a 10-hour drive for Jimmy Takter to make it to The Red Mile Thursday night but he arrived in time to drive his $220,000 trotting filly Fabulous Kemp to a victory in an opening-round division of the Perretti Farms Series. Takter was scheduled to fly from Newark to Lexington Thursday morning, but when he arrived at the airport he discovered the extremely long lines due to the he...
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Swick trainees dead heat

on 08/11/2006 2:00 AM
Stablemates finishing in a dead heat for first doesn\'t happen too often, but it occured at The Red Mile Thursday evening when Don Swick trainees Zeta Jones and Carmita reached the wire together in 2:01 over the \"sloppy\" track in a $4,000 division of the Hempt Series for 3 and 4-year-old filly and mare trotters. The U.S. Trotting Association shows mutuel entries have finished in a dead heat f...
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2 year olds at Tioga

on 08/11/2006 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs hosted eleven divisions of The New York State Fair Stakes for 2-year-old trotters Thursday night, featuring five divisions for 2-year-old filly trotters and six divisions for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters. Stephane Bouchard posted a driving triple while Jim Morrill Jr. and Dan Daley each recorded driving doubles on the night’s card. It was Ray Schnittker and Southwind Breez...
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Hambo 2nd bittersweet

on 08/11/2006 2:00 AM
Hall of Fame trainer Doug Ackerman and 3-year-old colt trotter Chocolatier are back home in Michigan, with the Hambletonian runner-up scheduled to make his next appearance at Hazel Park Friday night when he leads the post parade for the third race Preferred Handicap Mare Trot. Ackerman, 78, was hoping to win his first Hambletonian last Saturday with the reigning divisional champion Chocolatier,...
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Green Acres place to be

on 08/11/2006 2:00 AM
Sweet Baby Jan led from start to finish in pacing the fastest of five $10,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes Green Acres Division races on the opening day program of the Freehold Raceway fall meet Thursday. The 3-year-old pacing filly, sired by Artiscape, won by six lengths in 1:57.2 with Jack Baggitt Jr. driving for trainer George Berkner and owners Schwartz, Berkner and Aaron. Eagle Boots was a dist...
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Mare on fire at CalEx

on 08/11/2006 2:00 AM
She has started 171 times in her career and has finished on the board in 114 of those races, and once again Benn\'s Fire put her best foot forward when she won for the 52nd time in her fine career, capturing the Open Trot at Cal Expo Thursday night. On a 100-degree night, Benn’s Fire won in 1:56.2 for driver Bruce Clarke. He said afterward he had reason to be optimistic of the chances of Benn...
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HTA catalog now online

on 08/11/2006 2:00 AM
Harness Tracks of America’s 2006 art catalog, with all the artwork to be sold the mornings of Friday and Saturday, Oct. 6 and 7, at Tattersalls at The Red Mile in Lexington, Ky., is now online at www.harnesstracks.com. The catalog includes 283 paintings, bronze sculptures and woodcarvings.
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Teague\'s 2 ready for Adios

on 08/11/2006 2:00 AM
The ultimate test of two-heat racing in an event like the Adios could not have come at a better time for trainer George Teague Jr. and his two-pronged attack of North America Cup champion Total Truth and 2005 Woodrow Wilson winner Western Ace. The pair headed off to Western Pennsylvania this weekend off a spirited training session at Harrington Raceway, which Teague felt was an adequate Plan B ...
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Oye como va Santana

on 08/11/2006 2:00 AM
Sent off at odds of 20-1, Santana As and driver Jack Moiseyev put a moderate charge into the tote board Thursday evening at Mohawk, as they recorded a half-length victory in 1:58.4 during the lone $15,000 opening leg division of the Bridger Trotting Series for 2 year olds. Truly Committed and driver Luc Ouellette finished second while Baracay and pilot Chris Christoforou were third. PC Promisin...
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Springfield postponed

on 08/11/2006 2:00 AM
Today’s opening race card at the Illinois State Fair has been canceled due to a wet track. The 12 Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes elimination for 2-year-olds scheduled for today will be added to the 13 races on tomorrow’s program with a first post at 11 a.m. CDT. “It’s been overcast and humid and very damp from last night’s rain, and there was no chance to dry out the track,” said t...
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More Arden Downs action

on 08/11/2006 2:00 AM
Tori Ann, a filly by SJ\'s Photo, turned in the fastest mile in Arden Downs stakes action for 3-year-old fillies at The Meadows Friday night, winning her division by open lengths in 1:57.2. Arden Downs events for 3-year-old trotting colts were also contested on the Friday night card. Richard and Joyce McClelland bred and own Tori Ann, who now hit the board in seven of 12 starts this season, wit...
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Brennan wins seven at Big M

on 08/11/2006 2:00 AM
A Very Nice Horse ($33.40, $14.00, $7.00) provided driver George Brennan with the fourth of his seven winners in Friday\'s featured sixth race, the $30,000 fillies and mares conditioned pace, on Friday night at the Meadowlands. Brennan, who posted a four-bagger last Saturday, won the first two races on Friday --- Tiber Hanover ($8.20) in the first race and Bossi Corner ($13.80) in the second --...
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Oaks runner-up wins at Fhld

on 08/11/2006 2:00 AM
Following a second place-finish in the $750,000 Hambletonian Oaks six days ago, Emantee scored a 1:59.3 victory at Freehold Raceway Friday afternoon in one of three elimination heats for the Helen Smith Memorial Trot for 3-year-old New Jersey-sired fillies. With George Brennan driving, the daughter of Banker Hall won a $10,000 elimination for trainer Trond Smedshammer and owners Goldstein, Shap...
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