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Suzie\'s daughter wins PASS

on 08/18/2006 2:00 AM
My Intuition, a daughter of Andover Hall out of the great trotting mare CR Kay Suzie, won her first career race in five attempts Friday afternoon at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, capturing the third of six Pennsylvania Sire Stakes divisions for 2-year-old filly trotters at odds of 7-1. With trainer, driver and co-owner Rod Allen in the sulky, My Intuition rallied three wide in the last turn and ...
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Filly pacers to vie at Indy

on 08/17/2006 2:00 AM
A full field of nine freshman filly pacers will go to post Saturday, Aug. 19 in the $220,350 Kentuckiana Stallion Management Stake at Indiana Downs. Me And My Baby headlines the field after winning the $45,000 Review Stakes Monday afternoon at Springfield. In addition, millionaire and world champion Loyal Opposition will compete in a $16,000 filly and mare invitational. Me And My Baby has drawn...
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Vet breezes to Open win

on 08/17/2006 2:00 AM
Wayne Pryor and Wendy Crissman\'s Breeze Hill Will received a dream trip and took full advantage to win Wednesday\'s featured $18,500 Open Trot at Harrington Raceway in 1:57.1. Driven by Ross Wolfenden, the 9-year-old King Conch stallion settled behind dueling early leaders Hunt M Down and Travelin Lite, who fought to a brisk half-mile in :56.3 and three-quarters in 1:26.4. Meanwhile, Wolfenden...
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Will she be a delight in Fan?

on 08/17/2006 2:00 AM
Darlin\'s Delight recorded the first off-the-board finish of her career in the Mistletoe Shalee final, but trainer Jeff Stafford has confidence in the flashy Bettor’s Delight miss as she heads into this Saturday evening\'s eliminations for the $709,100(C) Fan Hanover Stakes, which will be raced on Aug. 26 at Mohawk Racetrack. \"I think she\'s heading into (the eliminations) well,\" Stafford,...
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14 to go in Confed. Cup

on 08/17/2006 2:00 AM
Although the draw will take place later Thursday, 14 three-year-old colt pacers have been entered in Sunday\'s $500,000(C) Confederation Cup at Flamboro Downs. Notable names among the entries include Western Ace, Armbro Deuce and Impeccable. Entries for Confederation Cup (in alphabetical order): Horse-Driver-Trainer Areyouinorout - J Jamieson - A Montini Armbro Deuce - G Brennan - B Burgess...
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VD opening appears delayed

on 08/17/2006 2:00 AM
Published reports today state that the New York State Racing and Wagering Board has given Vernon Downs and the Harness Horse Association of Central New York until next Wednesday to sign an agreement or the track could possibly not be able to reopen this year. A meeting mediated by the Board was held Tuesday between the HHACNY and Vernon Downs, and it gave the two sides until 5 p.m. on Aug. 23 t...
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Beam Of Life wins in NJSS

on 08/17/2006 2:00 AM
Beam Of Life won his $10,000 division of the New Jersey Sire Stakes (NJSS) Green Acres by seven lengths at Freehold Thursday afternoon, breaking his maiden in 1:56.3. A $40,000 yearling by Life Sign, the 2-year-old gelding is out of Mystical Moonbeam, who is a full sister to 1996 Three-Year-Old Filly Pacer Of The Year Mystical Maddy. Daniel Dube drove Beam Of Life for trainer William MacKenzie ...
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Continentalvictory foal wins

on 08/17/2006 2:00 AM
Gastine, a 3-year-old filly out of Continentalvictory, tipped out from third at the top of the stretch and trotted away to a 1:56.4 win in the $45,000 Kentucky Summer Championship Thursday night at The Red Mile. Driven by Mickey McNichol, Gastine won for the third time this year. The Garland Lobell filly is owned by Dreamwithme Stable and trained by Robert Stewart. “I’ve had her about th...
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Glass Pack lowers mark

on 08/17/2006 2:00 AM
Glass Pack kept his young record perfect in seven starts with a 1:50.4 victory in the $50,000 Illinois State Fair Colt Stakes as racing came to a conclusion at Springfield with a 14-race card that included six Colt Stakes finals. Driven by Dale Hiteman, Glass Pack never saw the rail, but followed live cover to the three quarters where he tipped three wide and came home in :27.2 for a 1 1/4-len...
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Jereme\'s Jet in 1:48.1

on 08/16/2006 2:00 AM
Jereme’s Jet moved into the lead off a :55.1 first half, then sprinted away from the field with a :53.1 final half and captured the $50,000 Review Stakes at the Illinois State Fair in a stakes and lifetime-best record of 1:48.1. Dave Magee was in the bike as the Western Hanover colt scored his third win of the year in eight starts. “He’s had a few problems, but nothing major,” said tra...
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Vernon holds qualifiers

on 08/16/2006 2:00 AM
Vernon Downs, preparing for a late-August opening pending approval by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board, conducted qualifying races for the first time in more than a year on Tuesday morning. Competing in bright sunshine and mid-70\'s temperatures over Vernon\'s seven-eighths mile oval, Hard Shoe Hannah captured the fastest of 11 prep events, pacing to a decisive 1:56.2 victory for d...
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Morgan wins seven

on 08/16/2006 2:00 AM
Wendy Crissman and Ruthi Joseph\'s Crossfire N won her fifth race of the year in 1:55.1 in the featured $15,000 Filly and Mare Open Tuesday at Harrington Raceway. It was one of seven wins on the card for the continent\'s leading driver Tony Morgan. Morgan put the 7-year-old Sonofafella mare on the front with pedestrian like fractions of :29.3, :59.2 and 1:27.2 before a 27.4 last quarter opened ...
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Minieri remembered at MR

on 08/16/2006 2:00 AM
He set training records at Monticello Raceway that may never be equaled, and on Thursday, Aug. 17, the fourth anniversary of his death, Joe Minieri will be remembered with a race named in his honor. The \"Joe Minieri Memorial,\" will be the eighth race on the 13-race card. Four years ago, Minieri succumbed to complications from a stroke, at age 65, and at the time was en route to his 12th loca...
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27 frosh fillies at Indy

on 08/16/2006 2:00 AM
Friday’s Kentuckiana Stallion Management Stakes at Indiana Downs attracted a group of 27 freshman filly trotters, resulting in three $88,500 divisions. The contests are slated as the sixth, seventh and ninth on the 13-race program. Acorn Stakes winner Maryanne K headlines the first group of nine. Owned by Ira Kristel, the Yankee Glide filly possesses the most earnings in the field, $30,625, a...
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Emantee fave in Smith Mem.

on 08/16/2006 2:00 AM
Emantee, who finished second in the prestigious $750,000 Hambletonian Oaks, heads a field of eight New Jersey-sired 3-year-old fillies in the $85,000 final of the Helen Smith Memorial Trot on Aug. 18 at Freehold Raceway. The daughter of Banker Hall, who won her $10,000 elimination heat in 1:59.3 on Aug. 11, will be driven by George Brennan from post five. Trond Smedshammer trains the filly for ...
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Pierce scores at PEI

on 08/16/2006 2:00 AM
Ron Pierce won his 8,899th career race Tuesday night, the victory coming at Charlottetown Driving Park, a racetrack at which he has never competed. The Hall of Fame driver was in Prince Edward Island as a participant in the Driver\'s Showcase Challenge, and he won one of five starts. Other drivers included in the Showcase were Canada\'s leading reinsman Mark MacDonald, Canada\'s World Driving C...
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NY track getting ready

on 08/16/2006 2:00 AM
Renovations continue at Yonkers Raceway, including work that began this week on the half-mile racetrack. Horses stabled on the grounds are continuing to train in the early morning, but then Charles E. Coon & Son take over as they prepare the track for the resumption of live racing in the coming weeks. Yonkers has not raced since last June, but plans call for the New York site to reopen in lat...
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Batavia to remember Bret

on 08/16/2006 2:00 AM
On Aug. 26, 1966, Bret Hanover won the “Pace of the Century” over Cardigan Bay at Batavia Downs, and on Aug. 26, 2006, the New York track will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the historic night that attracted a crowd of more than 15,000. Driven by Frank Ervin, Bret Hanover defeated Cardigan Bay by three lengths in 1:58.1, taking home the winner’s share of the record $25,000 purse. At th...
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Year In Review takes NJSS

on 08/16/2006 2:00 AM
Year In Review trotted to a 2:00.3 victory in the fastest $26,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes (NJSS) split for 2-year-old colt trotters Wednesday afternoon at Freehold Raceway. Driven by Stephen Smith, the colt by Self Possessed sat second over and sped by pacesetter Sweet Daddy Siki and Manfinity, who was parked most of the mile. Year In Review, a $13,000 yearling, is out of the Royal Prestige m...
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True North Cleveland choice

on 08/16/2006 2:00 AM
A pair of colts trained by the nation’s leading trainer, Mickey Burke, have earned morning line favoritism in Saturday’s $178,000 Rolling Rock Cleveland Classic at Northfield Park. The 17th annual Cleveland Classic is the richest race of the season at Northfield Park. True North Hanover, owned by George Leon of Pittsburgh, drew the rail and has been assigned a 5-2 morning line by director ...
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