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Cane Pace final field set

on 08/31/2006 2:00 AM
North America Cup winner Total Truth on Thursday drew post five for Labor Day’s $300,000 Cane Pace at Freehold Raceway and was made the 3-1 morning line favorite. The Cane Pace is the first jewel in the Pacing Triple Crown. Total Truth, driven by Ron Pierce, received a bye into the final on the basis of seasonal earnings, which top $1 million. In addition to winning the North America Cup, the...
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Scar to remove lights, rail

on 08/31/2006 2:00 AM
After two recent racing accidents at Scarborough Downs, including one that resulted in the death of the 6-year-old trotter Highway Hanover after he slammed into the hub rail, the racetrack reportedly will removed both the hub rail and its lighting system. Scarborough owner Sharon Terry was quoted as saying that no decision had been reach as to whether a new lighting system would be installed, whic...
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NJSS action at Freehold

on 08/31/2006 2:00 AM
Heathers Dream rallied from last heading into the final turn to win the second of two New Jersey Sire Stakes divisions for 3-year-old filly trotters at Freehold Thursday afternoon. The first division went to Self Admirer, with both winners trotting lifetime bests. Sent off at odds of 11-1, Heathers Dream got away fourth early after being parked through the first turn in her $27,300 split. Aroun...
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Be Cat Manzi for a day

on 08/31/2006 2:00 AM
One lucky fan Saturday at Freehold Raceway will be able to be \"Cat Manzi for a Day,\" including receiving a cash equivalent to the Hall of Fame driver\'s five-percent fee for the card. A drawing will be held after the second race with the winner being the toast of Freehold the rest of the afternoon. The winner will receive: lunch for two in the Renaissance Dining Room; a chance to visit with C...
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Seven enter Des Smith

on 08/31/2006 2:00 AM
With just seven older pacers entered in this year\'s $181,250(C) Des Smith Classic at Rideau Carleton Raceway Sunday, Sept. 10, no eliminations will be needed. The draw has yet to take place but here are the standout seven that were entered in alphabetical order: Boulder Creek Buckeye One Holborn Hanover Lis Mara Our Lucky Killean Ponder Stonebridge Regal
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Vernon Downs re-opens

on 08/31/2006 2:00 AM
An overflow crowd of about 10,000 packed Vernon Downs Thursday night as the New York racetrack re-opened for live racing for the first time in two years. \"The people are tickled to death that the track is re-opened and with the facility,\" Tioga Downs\' Jason Settlemoir told harnessracing.com. The first race of the night went to Bob\'s Ring Of Fire and driver Chuck Connor Jr., who rallied late...
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Nine to go in Nadia Lobell

on 08/31/2006 2:00 AM
With just nine 3-year-old filly pacers for the $225,000 (est.) Nadia Lobell at The Red Mile, no eliminations will be necessary. Defending divisional champion My Little Dragon heads the cast of nine that will vie for the rich purse on Sunday night, Sept. 10, over the famed clay oval. Here is the field in alphabetical order for the Nadia Lobell: Clova Eternity\'s Delight Grandiose Gal Irene...
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Sun Sentinel wins KYSS

on 08/31/2006 2:00 AM
Sun Sentinel, a 2-year-old filly by Like A Prayer out of Winky’s Goal, captured a $50,000 Kentucky Sire Stakes at The Red Mile Thursday night with a 2:02.2 effort. Trained and driven by Bobby Brower, Sun Sentinel got early position by setting the pace to the quarter in :32.2, then raced in a hole until the last quarter mile. The filly wore down Likeavirgin Lindy in the stretch drive for the ...
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Bossy Boss euthanized

on 08/30/2006 2:00 AM
Bossy Boss, a 2-year-old gelded son of SJ’s Caviar who had won a Pennsylvania Sire Stakes in 1:57.4 on Aug. 15, was euthanized at The Meadows Tuesday night after falling and breaking his pelvis. Bossy Boss fell after coming off the track after competing in a Pennsylvania Sire Stakes division. He was the betting favorite, but the rambunctious animal was too hard to handle behind the gate and ...
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Morgan now at 701 wins

on 08/30/2006 2:00 AM
A six-bagger on Harrington Raceway\'s Tuesday program catapulted Tony Morgan past the 700-win mark for the year, ending the day with 701 victories, one more than he had in all of 2005. This is the fifth time Morgan has reached the 700-win plateau, with a career high of 853 wins when he led the continent in 1996. Morgan finished second to Cat Manzi on the 2005 dash list by 26 wins. He currently ...
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Ciambrone to IRB

on 08/30/2006 2:00 AM
Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has appointed former Chicago Heights Mayor Angelo “Sam” Ciambrone to serve as a commissioner of the Illinois Racing Board, replacing long-time commissioner John Simon.
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Flurry of action at Vernon

on 08/30/2006 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs was a beehive of activity on Tuesday as the historic central New York harness track continued to prepare for the resumption of live racing this Thursday night. Despite a steady rain, an inquisitive and enthusiastic turnout attended the track’s Open House program that featured seven qualifying races, including a 2:05 performance over a “sloppy” track by the Scott Schofield-driven...
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French mare wins World Cup

on 08/30/2006 2:00 AM
The final of the World Cup Trot was raced for the first time in Russia, where the very modern Kazan track was the host. The winner was the French-sired Lady d’Auvrecy. “It was a great experience to be here,” said Swedish trainer-driver Jorgen Westholm. “The arena and the arrangements were very good and the host as well the owner of the mile track (a Russian vodka producer) was very gene...
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Trotting Derby field set

on 08/30/2006 2:00 AM
A field of nine will contest the $530,000 World Trotting Derby Saturday afternoon at the Du Quoin State Fair in southern Illinois. Hambletonian runner-up Chocolatier has drawn post four. A horse must win two heats to capture the Trotting Derby. 1—Double Player 2—Boardwalk Hall 3—Make You Mine 4—Chocolatier 5—Roman Holiday 6—Johnny Muscles 7—Muscles To Spare 8—El Mikko ...
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Wiles to the rescue at MR

on 08/30/2006 2:00 AM
It was Wiles to the rescue Tuesday afternoon at Monticello Raceway as the racetrack’s general manager Shawn Wiles’s quick thinking before one of five New York Sire Stakes divisions likely aided in a victory for Naughty Nunu. At odds of 9-1 Naughty Nunu was the third longest price in the race, but he was about to be scratched after losing a shoe during post parade. After being brought back i...
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Miller six-pack at Du Quoin

on 08/30/2006 2:00 AM
Andy Miller got off to a fast start Tuesday night on the delayed opening-night 12-race card at the Du Quoin State Fair with six trips to the winner’s circle, including a 1:58 score with Adam Gram in the $30,000 Pronto Don for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters. The time was a career-best for Adam Gram, a son of Valley Victor owned and bred by Carol Graham, Thomas Graham Jr. and trainer Thom...
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Smedshammer granted stay

on 08/29/2006 2:00 AM
Harnessracing.com has received confirmation that Trond Smedshammer has asked for and was granted a stay of his 30-day suspension that was scheduled to have begun Monday imposed by the New Jersey Racing Commission for his drive behind Here Comes Herbie in the Hambletonian at the Meadowlands Aug. 5. Smedshammer trained three Hambletonian starters and was driving Here Comes Herbie himself when tha...
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RC Royalty reigns at MR

on 08/29/2006 2:00 AM
RC Royalty pummeled his New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) foes and the Monticello Raceway track record for 3-year-old trotting colts with a double-digit length, 1:57.4 win Tuesday afternoon. Trainer-driver Dan Daley and RC Royalty reached the front end just before the :30 quarter, then used a :28.4 second quarter to open up on the field over a track rated “good” due to rain. The Winner hung on f...
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Big qualifier at Colonial

on 08/29/2006 2:00 AM
Colonial Downs hosted its first qualifiers as preparations finalize for the opening of the 36-day Standardbred meet on Monday, Sept. 4. Among the winners was Tell Me No Lies, a 2-year-old Donerail-Spicy Secret colt, who won by 40 3/4 lengths in 1:59.1. Tell Me No Lies has yet to make his pari-mutuel debut for trainer-driver Jim Brittingham. Colonial’s Standardbred meet will open on Labor D...
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Pompano to reopen Wed.

on 08/29/2006 2:00 AM
Although Pompano Park had previously announced it would be closed Wednesday due to Tropical Storm Ernesto, it will now re-open Wednesday at 5 p.m. The track will resume live racing Friday night, Sept. 1.
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