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Four-bagger for Morand

on 09/25/2006 2:00 AM
After being sidelined approximately six weeks, driver Jim Morand returned to his winning ways Sunday, winning four races on the Harrington Raceway program. Morand resumed driving duties a week prior on Sept. 17. The winner of more than 7,100 races lifetime, started the win parade with a horse he was not originally programmed to drive, Irish Shade ($6) in the fourth race. He then won the seventh...
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Ready for Grand Circuit?

on 09/25/2006 2:00 AM
The next two weeks of racing promises to bring to Lexington the best performers harness racing has to offer, both human and equine. The stars of the sport will assemble to compete for over $8 million in purses over this unique oval of red clay known for 132 years as The Red Mile. Racing Tuesday through Saturday (Sept. 26-Oct. 7) with an afternoon post time of 12:30, each day will showcase the lead...
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Majestic Son beats the best

on 09/24/2006 2:00 AM
The Canadian Trotting Cliassc final was billed as a two-horse race between Hambletonian winner Glidemaster and World Trotting Derby champion Chocolatie, but instead Majestic Son won by open lengths over Glidemaster in a stakes record 1:52.2, and Chocolatier was even farther up the Mohawk track.. Majestic Son, the post time third choice at 5-1, rocketed to the front from the nine-hole just befor...
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Field set for Milton

on 09/24/2006 2:00 AM
The stage is now set for the $393,750 final of the Milton Stakes (Sept. 30) for pacing mares after a pair of $50,000 eliminations were contested Saturday night at Mohawk. Glowing Report raced well in the opening elim for pilot David Miller as the 5-year-old daughter of Artsplace came first-over from sixth after the half-mile pole and eventually notched a 1½-length victory clocked in 1:52.3. ...
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Simpsons for 2YO colts

on 09/24/2006 2:00 AM
The John Simpson Sr. Memorial for 2-year-old colt pacers was raced in three divisions on a very sloppy Red Mile after record rainfall over the past 48 hours. The fastest winner was Takeshigemichi, a son of The Panderosa, in 1:55. Trainer Tony Mannino had a very good night, winning two of the three stakes. He sent out the consistent Real Desire colt All Due Respect for race seven in a field redu...
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New Michigan champions

on 09/24/2006 2:00 AM
Michigan’s Night of Champions took place Saturday over a sloppy oval, but most of the favorites didn’t let the less than perfect conditions keep them from their titles. Adam Victor & Son Stable won the first race on the card with a half sister to Mr. Muscleman. Irene’s Lucky Lady captured the 2-year-old filly trot with an easy 4 ½-length score for driver Peter Wrenn. The filly is by the ...
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Miss Wisconsin wins in Lex

on 09/23/2006 2:00 AM
Five John Simpson Memorial stakes were conducted at The Red Mile over a sloppy race track Friday night after day-long rains in Lexington. There was some talk by management of cancelling the card early in the day due to the bleak weather forecast, but the track was more than serviceable with most of the winners coming from off the pace. Three divisions of sophomore filly trots were on the bill, ...
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SRF to ID horses

on 09/23/2006 2:00 AM
The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) has announced that it will begin marking all horses entering its adoption program with a freezebrand. Using liquid nitrogen and a cold branding iron, it takes less than a minute to apply a freezebrand. A freezebrand on every SRF horse is another precaution to avoid the possibility of slaughter. Livestock auctions and slaughterhouses will be made awa...
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1:53 by Farmer Jones

on 09/23/2006 2:00 AM
Farmer Jones, a horse with a reputation for having plenty of speed, proved it again Friday at Colonial Downs, setting a new track and world record of 1:53 for 4-year-old gelding trotters. Farmer Jones set the 3-year-old mark last fall, with a 1:52.2 clocking at the one-turn mile. Driver John Wagner was intent on the lead and Farmer Jones was able to clear Four Starz Robro a few strides past the...
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Yonkers opening delayed

on 09/22/2006 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway has announced it has pushed back its reopening until early October. The New York racetrack is now shooting for a \"soft opening\" Oct. 3, which would see the resumption of live racing as well as the turning on of 1,871 of 5,500 planned video gaming machines. The $240 million video lottery casino was actually supposed to open sometime this week, with the entire video lottery parl...
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Trattoria Simpson surprise

on 09/22/2006 2:00 AM
The first of four $10,500 Simpson Stakes divisions for 2-year-old filly trotters contested at The Red Mile Thursday night went to longshot Trattoria who closed from well off the lead to return a $75.20 mutuel for trainer-driver Dan Shetler, who owns the Yankee Glide filly in partnership with Tommy Thompson of Versailles, Ky. Favored Loggia (Varenne) moved to the lead as the field approached the...
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5 Simpsons on tap Friday

on 09/22/2006 2:00 AM
Five divisions of the John Simpson Memorial stakes will highlight Friday night’s racing program at The Red Mile. Twenty-two declarations for the 3-year-old filly trot greeted racing secretary Kevin Mack when he opened the entry box, necessitating three $25,200 divisions. Also on the card are two Simpson divisions for freshman filly pacers. Susie’s Magic, fresh off her best performance of t...
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Green Acres winners

on 09/22/2006 2:00 AM
Sweet Baby Jan, leading from start to finish, overpowered a field of 3-year-old New Jersey-sired pacing fillies to win the $35,000 NJSS Green Acres final by 8½ lengths in 1:55.4 at Freehold Raceway on Thursday, Sept. 21. The George Berkner-trained filly by Artiscape, notched her fifth victory in 15 starts this year, which included wins in three of the four preliminary legs of the Green Acres s...
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Simpsons on tap at Lex

on 09/21/2006 2:00 AM
The John Simpson Memorial stake for 2-year-old filly trotters drew 32 declarations resulting in four divisions of eight with each going for a purse of $10,500 Thursday night at The Red Mile. The morning-line choice in the first split will be Loggia, a filly from the first crop of international star Varenne. Hailing from the Jonas Czernyson barn, Loggia won a pair of the Kindergarten Early Close...
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Jug Future Pool closed

on 09/21/2006 2:00 AM
Blue skies and temperatures in the mid 60s warmed the Delaware (Ohio) County Fairgrounds Thursday, Little Brown Jug day, and betting is now complete in the fourth and final Brown Jug Future wager. Armbro Deuce and Took Hanover are the 9-2 co-favorites in the last pool, followed at 5-1 by Jereme\'s Jet and Total Truth. Fourth Future Pool Odds 1 Ab\'s Beach Boy 30-1 2 Armbro Damien ...
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Trotter sets half-mile mark

on 09/21/2006 2:00 AM
Cash Hall trotted the fastest mile ever on a half-mile track when he time-trialed in a stunning 1:51.1 over the Delaware (Ohio) County Fairgrounds Thursday afternoon. With John Campbell driving, the 5-year-old Cash Hall easily bested the previous world mark of 1:54 set by Pine Chip in a race over the same racetrack in 1994. Ironically, Campbell was also in the sulky behind Pine Chip. This time,...
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Make sure we got the email

on 09/21/2006 2:00 AM
If you clicked the top banner on the harnessracing.com home page to receive the two free issues of The Horseman And Fair World earlier in the week, technical issues may have kept us from receiving that e-mail. If you signed up on Tuesday through Wednesday morning, we probably did not get that email so we apologize and ask that you sign up again. if you\'re not sure, don\'t hesitate to sign up a...
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Magic in OBC 3CP

on 09/21/2006 2:00 AM
JL Magic Max won the third and fastest division of the Ohio Breeders Championship for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers Thursday afternoon at the Delaware (Ohio) County Fairgrounds with a 1:52 effort for driver Brett Miller. For Miller, who also won the opening $19,334 split with Private Room, it was his 17th winner of the week to tie him with his cousin, David Miller, for the most wins in a sing...
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Bunnie & mouse in OBC

on 09/21/2006 2:00 AM
Fritzie Bunnie and driver Brett Miller won the first $26,474 Ohio Breeders Championship division for 3-year-old filly pacers, with Kat N Mouse and driver Dave Palone capturing the second. The races were part of the Thursday Little Brown Jug card at the Delaware (Ohio) County Fairgrounds. Fritzie Bunnie lowered her career mark to 1:53.1 with her seventh win of the year in 16 starts. The daughter...
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World record in Bucket

on 09/21/2006 2:00 AM
Mystic Glide held off heavily-favored Mr. Pine Chip to win the second $75,000 division of the Old Oaken Bucket for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters Thursday, equaling the world record for 3-year-old gelding trotters with a 1:56 clocking over the Delaware half-miler. Mystic Glide was driven by Duke Sugg, and was able to fend off the stretch bid by Mr. Pine Chip and Brian Sears by a half leng...
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