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Records set in Standardbred

on 09/21/2006 2:00 AM
Western Graduate cruised to a world-record 1:53.2 victory in the first of two $32,409 Standardbred divisions for 2-year-old filly pacers at the Delaware (Ohio) County Fairgrounds Thursday afternoon. Driven by dave Palone for trainer Mickey Burke, Western Graduate lowered the mark set in June by Luck Of Michelle at Flamboro Downs by one-fifth of a second. A daughter of Western Hanover, Western G...
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A Standardbred hot rod

on 09/21/2006 2:00 AM
Hot Rod Mindale scored a 1:55 victory in the $56,218 Standardbred for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers Thursday afternoon at the Delaware (Ohio) County Fairgrounds. Driven by George Brennan, Hot Rod Mindale wore down the leading Mattdultery in the stretch to go on to the victory. Mister Delaware came up the inside to finish second just ahead of favored Mattdultery. A $52,000 yearling purchase...
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Surprises in jug elims

on 09/21/2006 2:00 AM
Mr. Feelgood, Cactus Creek and Texas Shootout won their respective Little Brown Jug eliminations at the Delaware (Ohio) County Fairgrounds Thursday afternoon. Cactus Creek set a world record for 3-year-old gelding pacers with a 1:50.3 effort, Mr. Feelgood set a first-heat world record of 1:50 flat, while Texas Shootout lit up the toteboard with a $112.40 payoff, just $2 short of the all-time Jug ...
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Ponder ties world mark

on 09/21/2006 2:00 AM
Ponder, with strong urging from driver John Campbell, edged Buckeye One in the final strides to tie the all-time Delaware track record and world record of 1:49 set by Jet Laag over the same track in 1999 in the $77,800 Winbak Pace for older horse pacers. He Wants It All finished third. A 5-year-old son of The Panderosa, Ponder is trained by Bob McIntosh, who shares ownership with CSX Stable and...
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MacDonald, Takter win it

on 09/21/2006 2:00 AM
Mr. Feelgood won the 61st Little Brown Jug Thursday afternoon at the Delaware (Ohio) County Fairgrounds, receiving a perfect two-hole trip with driver Mark MacDonald in the second heat before wearing down the leading Armbro Deuce down the stretch and crossing the finish line in 1:50.3. The win in the pacing classic worth a total of $541,000 gave both driver MacDonald and trainer Jimmy Takter--k...
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Illinois sets 2007 dates

on 09/20/2006 2:00 AM
The Illinois Racing Board announced 2007 racing dates at its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 19. Balmoral and Maywood Parks were granted essentially similar dates to 2006 with 277 live harness programs handed out to the sister tracks. Hawthorne was granted 39 live harness dates, running from June 22 through Aug. 5. Harness Schedule: 316 live programs Balmoral Park Janiary 1 through June 2...
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Purple Haze wins big trot

on 09/20/2006 2:00 AM
Purple Haze, a daughter of Muscles Yankee, trotted to a 2:00.1 victory in the $90,650 Harold R. Dancer Filly Memorial Tuesday at Freehold Raceway. With David Miller driving, the filly made a strong move on the backstretch to gain the lead by the three-quarter-mile mark and held on to win by a neck over a fast closing Victoria Volo, who was clocked in the same time. Contender Hanover was three-...
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Delaware doings on Wed.

on 09/20/2006 2:00 AM
Although summer isn\'t scheduled to end for another day or so, fall-like temperatures encompassed the Delaware (Ohio) County Fairgrounds on Jugette Day. Although it was cool, driver Dave Palone was still \"hot\" as he boasted about winning a mini-golf match on Tuesday at Jack Nicklaus\'s Muirfield Village Golf Club. \"I partnered with (Ohio-based owner) Pat Huber, who is a member at Muirfield, ...
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Barzgar comes up sick

on 09/20/2006 2:00 AM
Fox Valley Barzgar has developed a virus and will miss the upcoming Grand Circuit action at The Red Mile. Joe Frasure, assistant to Tom Harmer, told harnessracing.com Wednesday morning the the 2-year-old colt came up sick after his third-place finish last Saturday night in the $285,000 Orange & Blue at Balmoral Park. \"He went two steps forward and then nothing, and that\'s not like him at all,...
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Yada, Yada, Yada

on 09/20/2006 2:00 AM
William Dittmar Jr., S. Iaquinta, Ken Wood and Henry King\'s Yada Yada Yada A set the pace and earned her sixth win of the year and first since the spring meet with a 1:54.2 triumph in the featured $16,500 Filly and Mare Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. Driven by Ross Wolfenden for trainer Eric Ell, the 6-year-old Armbro Operative mare was making her third start back off a two-month layoff....
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Jet Fueled fastest in OBC

on 09/20/2006 2:00 AM
John Campbell sent Jet Fueled on his afterburners down the Delaware backstretch and circled three wide to go on to a 1:55 victory in the fastest of three $27,433 Ohio Breeders Championship divisions for 2-year-old colt and gelding pacers. Jet Fueled came up alongside 1-5 favorite Noble Falcon at the head of the stretch and was able to edge past his rival in the final strides. Murph\'s Tiki Bar ...
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Big winners in Buckettes

on 09/20/2006 2:00 AM
Love On The Rocks led wire to wire to win the first of two $50,000 Buckette divisions for 3-year-old filly trotters at the Delaware (Ohio) County Fairgrounds Wednesday afternoon. The second split went to Bee Line, who drew clear down the stretch to win for the fifth time this year. Driven by John Campbell, Love On The Rocks reached the wire in 1:58 on a crisp, cool day. The win was Campbell\'s ...
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TCO2 positives at Delaware

on 09/20/2006 2:00 AM
Seven horses have been scratched during Little Brown Jug week at the Delaware (Ohio) County Fairgrounds--including two on Jugette day Wednesday--for pre-race elevated blood-gas tests. All seven horses tested over the Ohio limit of 38 in the tests taken in the Delaware paddock. The two horses scratched on Wednesday due to high TCO2 tests were the Barbara Redder-trained Mac\'s Jess P Punch out of...
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A Ms. Versatility shocker

on 09/20/2006 2:00 AM
Lavec Dream trotted to a world-record 1:55.2 victory while springing a 48-1 upset in the $100,000 Ms. Versatility final for older mare trotters. George Brennan was in the sulky as she lowered the previous mark for the division on a half-mile track by one full second. Mystical Sunshine and driver Ron Pierce were on the lead and cruised through fractions of :27.4, :57.1 and 1:26.1, but as the fas...
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A bomb of a birthday

on 09/20/2006 2:00 AM
Speed Bomb gave trainer and owner Tom Davis a nice 55th birthday present when the 3-year-old colt won the second of two $29,224 Ohio Breeders Championship events for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters at the Delaware (Ohio) County Fairgrounds Wednesday. The first division went to This Sands Hot for trainer-driver John Konesky III. Speed Bomb reached the wire first in 1:58 with Ray Paver in th...
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Eternity just a delight

on 09/20/2006 2:00 AM
Eternity\'s Delight won the $252,000 Jugette for 3-year-old filly pacers Wednesday afternoon at the Delaware (Ohio) County Fairgrounds in straight heats, scoring a 1:52.4 decision in the first split and coming back to win the second in 1:53.2. The win with Eternity\'s Delight gave Ohio native driver David Miller his first-ever Jugette trophy. Eternity\'s Delight sat back in sixth in the first h...
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Cash Hall to time trial

on 09/20/2006 2:00 AM
Five-year-old trotter Cash Hall, a winner of $554,298 and a mark of 1:52.4, will time trial Thursday afternoon at the Delaware (Ohio) County Fairgrounds in an attempt to beat Pine Chip\'s 1:54 world record set over the same half-mile racetrack in 1994. Trainer Bob McIntosh is bringing the 2004 Hambletonian third-place finisher to Delaware off a six-week layoff. Cash Hall\'s last start came Aug....
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Unbeaten filly wins Oakville

on 09/19/2006 2:00 AM
Extending her career record to a perfect six-for-six, the Jimmy Takter-trained Pampered Princess was very sharp in the $547,300(C) Oakville Stakes for 2-year-old trotting fillies Monday evening at Mohawk, as the daughter of Andover Hall notched a three-quarters of a length victory in 1:58.1 Rated two seconds slow and fully deserving of its \"sloppy\" tag, the track was very messy for the occasi...
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Wellwood colt wins Wellwood

on 09/19/2006 2:00 AM
Laddie won the $525,000(C) William Wellwood Memorial Trot for 2 year olds Monday night at Mohawk, giving trainer Paula Wellwood her second straight victory in the race named in memory of her late father. In 2005, Wellwood scored the surprise victory with Was It A Dream, who was driven by Paul MacDonell. On Monday she caught lightning in a bottle once again, as MacDonell reigned supreme in the o...
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A quick and deadly win

on 09/19/2006 2:00 AM
Mildred Ventriglio\'s Quick And Deadly earned his fifth win in six tries Monday at Harrington Raceway in 1:52.4 in the $20,000 Open Pace. Driven by Tony Morgan for trainer Tim Crissman, the 7-year-old Western Hanover gelding was positioned second-over toward a half mile in :57.1, when he would soon pursue pacesetting Bobnoxious up the back stretch and seize the lead near three-quarters in 1:25....
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