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Lifetime marks earned in Pocono features

on 09/04/2017 2:00 AM
Pacer Big Top Hanover and trotter New Jersey Viking both took lifetime marks over a "good" track while recording their initial victories in 2017 in the $18,000 features at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Sunday night. Big Top Hanover, who earned more than $700,000 at two and three against the top stakes colts, showed sharp form in only his third start at four, using the famed Pocono Pike to...
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Quebec finals held at Hippodrome 3R

on 09/04/2017 2:00 AM
The Hippodrome 3R hosted its richest race program of the 2017 season Sunday with the C$480,000 championship finals of the Breeders Cup Series and the Future Stars Series for 2-and 3-year-old trotting colts and fillies. There were eight finals with the 3-year-old divisions going for C$65,000 each and the 2-year-old’s racing for C$55,000 each. Unlike prior years, there were no track records set...
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MSRF 2YOs wrap up at Ocean Downs

on 09/04/2017 2:00 AM
The 2 year olds were on tap for the final Maryland Standardbred Race Fund stakes at Ocean Downs this summer on Sunday. The trotting fillies went as a non-wagering event with a purse of $23,350. Art Stafford Jr. sent Iron Mine Krystal (Four Starz Robro) out of post five right to the front, taking control and widening the gap at every quarter, hitting the wire 5-1/2 lengths in front...
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Obvious Blue Chip, Roaring To Go win NYSS

on 09/04/2017 2:00 AM
Obvious Blue Chip (Scott Zeron) and Roaring To Go (Brett Miller) each captured a leg of the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for sophomore pacing fillies at Tioga Downs Monday afternoon. Obvious Blue Chip (Roll With Joe) would win the first division of the NYSS ($60,200) by besting Tequila Monday (Brett Miller) and Artrageous (Mark MacDonald).  Miller and Tequila Monday took the lead imm...
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Major Uptrend captures Harrington open

on 09/04/2017 2:00 AM
Crissman Inc. and Niss Allen Farm's Major Uptrend ($3.60, Tony Morgan) was a decisive winner Monday at Harrington Raceway in the featured $15,000 Open Pace in 1:51.3. Trained by co-owner Tim Crissman, the Somebeachsomewhere 6-year-old was sent for the lead from post six early and never relented en route to a wire-to-wire score over Framed Art and Millenium Wheel. It was the 12th win of the ...
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Freshmen star in PASS championships

on 09/04/2017 2:00 AM
Rainbow Room, Manchego, Pedro Hanover and Fashion Woodchopper are the latest Keystone State champions after their victories in the four Pennsylvania Sire Stakes championships on a Labor Day Monday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.  2-YEAR-OLD PACING FILLY FINAL Pacesetting Rainbow Room had archrival Come See The Show look her right in the eye nearing the three-quarte...
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Sports Column scores in 1:50.1 in Ont. Gold

on 09/03/2017 2:00 AM
On a program full of Grand Circuit Stakes, Ontario’s top 3-year-old pacing colts put on an impressive show in two C$98,000 Gold Series divisions Saturday night (Sept. 2) at Mohawk Racetrack. After spending five weeks battling some of the top pacers on the Mohawk circuit, Sports Column celebrated his return to Ontario Sires Stakes action with an impressive 1:50.1 victory over Nascar Seelster a...
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2TF Lima Novelty 4 for 4 with NYSS victory

on 09/03/2017 2:00 AM
Two-year-old trotting fillies were featured on Saturday night (Sept. 2) at Saratoga Casino Hotel. There were three divisions of the $53,500 New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for freshman distaffers and the favorites thrived. Linda Toscano’s Lima Novelty (Chapter Seven) moved her record to four-for-four in her freshman campaign behind an impressive score in 1:57.3. Frank Coppola Jr. piloted the 2-5 ...
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Ohio celebrates with Sires Stakes finals

on 09/03/2017 2:00 AM
Chilly temperatures didn’t put a damper on the richest night ever in Ohio horse racing, as $2 million were paid out in eight $250,000 Ohio Sires Stakes Championships contested on Sept. 2 at Scioto Downs. In all but one event, the favorites or near-favorites prevailed. The undefeated Seeing Eye Single, a Dragon Again gelding conditioned by Ronnie Burke for Burke Racing Stable, Silva, Pur...
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Fear The Dragon scratched from PASS final

on 09/03/2017 2:00 AM
Fear The Dragon, winner of the Pepsi North America Cup and Adios, has been scratched sick from Sunday's $252,000 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes championship at Harrah's Philadelphia. The colt was set for another race against his rival Huntsville. Brian Brown, who trains Fear The Dragon for Bruce Trogdon's Emerald Highlands Farm, said Fear The Dragon tied up Wednesday and had not sufficiently recovered...
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Dewycolorintheline wins Yonkers Open Trot

on 09/03/2017 2:00 AM
‘Dewy Defeats Seven, None Named Truman’. Pole-assigned Dewycolorintheline (Mark MacDonald, $15.60) held sway Sunday afternoon, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $50,000 Open Handicap Trot. With "only" an eight-horse field, the weekly trotting feature went at the flat mile. The field left without 7-5 favorite Taco Tuesday (Jordan Stratton), who broke before the start. A handful were put ...
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Boogie Shuffle wins 3CP PASS final in 1:48.2

on 09/03/2017 2:00 AM
Some of the best 3-year-old pacers and trotters on the globe competed in the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Finals on Sunday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, each going for a purse of $252,000. In the male trotting final, John Butenschoen trainee Dover Dan (Tim Tetrick) erupted off cover in the final eighth of a mile to win under a confident Tim Tetrick handling in 1:53.3. The son of Andover H...
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Ariana G wins by open lengths at Mohawk

on 09/02/2017 2:00 AM
Grand Circuit week continued Friday (Sept. 1) at Mohawk Racetrack with the Simcoe Stakes for sophomore trotting fillies and the Champlain Stakes for 2-year-old trotters. The Simcoe Stakes featured a field of 11 competing for C$166,872, while two C$93,880 divisions were required for the Champlain. Ariana G added another trophy to her impressive collection with a 1:53.1 victory in the Simcoe Stak...
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Shower Play wins in 1:53 to lead Grassroots

on 09/02/2017 2:00 AM
Competing in their fifth regular season Grassroots event at Mohawk Racetrack on Friday evening, Ontario’s top two-year-old pacing fillies turned in a trio of impressive performances. Kicking off the Friday evening program, which also featured two $93,880 Champlain divisions for the two-year-old trotting colts and geldings and one $166,872 Simcoe division for the three-year-old trotting fillie...
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Mamora Bay trying to bounce back in Hudson Trot

on 09/02/2017 2:00 AM
After a bout with a persistent sickness hindered Mamora Bay’s early season, trainer Sam Schillaci gave the 3-year-old filly some time to recover and brings her back in Saturday's (Sept. 2) $119,010 Hudson Trot. Schillaci is confident his star trotter is back to her old self and feeling better heading into the Grand Circuit Stakes, one of four on the card at Yonkers Raceway. "She hasn’t quit...
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Brown talks about his 10 Ohio Sires finalists

on 09/02/2017 2:00 AM
Brian Brown is a traveling man, but doesn’t let that stop him from preparing his horses for the richest night of horse racing in the Buckeye State. No less than 10 pacing youngsters from the Brown Stable will go postward in Saturday's (Sept. 2) $2 million Ohio Sires Stakes Championships at Scioto Downs—with 2- and 3-year-old trotters and pacers of each gender racing for $250,000. Brown will...
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Pembroke Perfect posts 14th straight victory

on 09/02/2017 2:00 AM
Maine-breeds were back in action at Scarborough Downs on Saturday (Sept. 2) as the 3-year-old filly pacing division of the Maine Sire Stakes program anchored a well-received twilight card at the seaside oval. Divided into twin five-horse splits, the victors spun decidedly disparate diatribes as the dust settled; one filly winning for the very first time this season while the other extended her s...
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Florida breeder-owner Russell Peavyhouse, 80, dies

on 09/02/2017 2:00 AM
On Tuesday (Aug. 29) Russell Peavyhouse, 80, of Valrico, Fla., slipped quietly from his physical body to enter a fuller, richer relationship with God, whom he had followed since childhood. Peavyhouse was born on April 30, 1937, in Pickett County, Tenn. and was the oldest child of Justine Richardson Peavyhouse and Kenneth Abraham Peavyhouse. After graduation from Carson Newman Univer...
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Kendall Seelster upsets Percy Bluechip in Champlain

on 09/02/2017 2:00 AM
Kendall Seelster, the distant 9-1 second choice, used a perfect pocket trip to upset the previously undefeated Percy Bluechip in Saturday night's (Sept. 2) C$169,831 Champlain Stakes for rookie filly pacers, at Mohawk Racetrack. Trained by Paul Reid and piloted by Randy Waples, Kendall Seelster arrived at the Champlain from a runner-up effort to Percy Bluechip in the Eternal Camnation but the f...
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Donttellmeagain wins 8th PA Stallion Series race

on 09/02/2017 2:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack and Casino hosted eight Pennsylvania Stallion Series championships Saturday (Sept. 2), each carrying a $40,000 purse, and the finals yielded a treasure of memorable moments. Like Clockwork and Sidewalk Dancer extended their winning streaks to five. Four stake records fell. And Donttellmeagain wrapped up an extraordinary stallion series performance over two years, winning S...
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