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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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Engel 6th in IHHA voting

on 08/21/2006 2:00 AM
Current Illinois Harness Horseman’s Association (IHHA) president Marty Engel finished sixth in voting by its membership for its board of directors Saturday, Aug. 19, with only the top five earning seats. With 477 valid votes cast, Dave McCaffrey was the leading vote-getter with 326 votes. Terry Hunt (288 votes), Cynthia Willis (277), Erv Miller (256) and William Hunter (237) were also electe...
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True North in Cleveland

on 08/20/2006 2:00 AM
George Leon’s True North Hanover won the $178,000 Rolling Rock Cleveland Classic for 3-year-old pacing colts in gate-to-wire fashion Saturday night, jogging home by open lengths in 1:53.1 over a Northfield Park oval rated good after a day of rain. Dave Palone drove True North Hanover, a son of The Panderosa, to the victory. The previous week Palone had chosen to drive True North\'s stablemate...
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Am Nat elims at Balmoral

on 08/20/2006 2:00 AM
The American National Pace elimination proved to be a showcase for the sport\'s fastest ever performer as Holborn Hanover annihilated the track standard for an older gelding pacer with a one-length victory in 1:48.1. The previous record of 1:49.1 had been held by three others. Med Vac won the Am-Nat trot elim with a 1:53.1 score. Fresh off becoming the fastest pacer in history with a 1:46.4 clo...
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Dancer, Darlin in Fan elims

on 08/20/2006 2:00 AM
Armbro Dancer proved that her impressive win in the Mistletoe Shalee was no fluke as she took one of two Fan Hanover eliminations Saturday night at Mohawk. The other split went to Darlin\'s Delight.. Armbro Dancer, a daughter of Blissfull Hall, overcame both the dreaded nine hole and 2005 Dan Patch winner My Little Dragon, as the Jimmy Takter pupil went on to post a three-quarter length victor...
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2YO fillies in Mohawk stakes

on 08/20/2006 2:00 AM
Three $105,000(C) divisions of the Eternal Camnation for 2-year-old pacing fillies were contested over a rain-soaked track at Mohawk Saturday night and the winners were Luck Of Michelle (1:53.4), Lady Mattgalane (1:53.3) and Al\'s Girl (1:54.4.). In the opening division, a first-over move before the half-mile pole was all Luck Of Michelle ($2.60, $2.10, $2.10) needed to extend her career unbeat...
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Banner Yankee wins Gold Cup

on 08/20/2006 2:00 AM
Banner Yankee, an early achiever as a 2 year old, became a star as an older performer when he won the Sobey\'s Gold Cup & Saucer at the historic half-mile Charlottetown Driving Park on Prince Edward Island late Saturday night. Starting from post tjhree, Banner Yankee left the gate quickly for trainer-driver Carl Jamieson and set an opening fraction of :27.3. Jamieson opted to leave Copperfield ...
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