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Darlinonthebeach, Pure Country win Garnseys

on 10/09/2016 2:00 AM
Darlinonthebeach kicked off her cover at the top of the stretch and sprinted to a 1:48.1 victory to win the second of two divisions of the $213,500 Glen Garnsey Memorial on Sunday at The Red Mile.   Getting away fifth as Penpal cleared command in :26.2, Darlinonthebeach flushed Rock Me Baby first over at the half-mile, timed in :55. Blue Moon Stride, having brushed to the top a...
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Stolen Glimpse, Racing Hill take Tattersalls splits

on 10/09/2016 2:00 AM
On Sunday afternoon at The Red Mile, Stolen Glimpse surged down the center of the track and by Western Fame, battling at the pylons to upset in the first of two divisions for the $416,000 Tattersalls Pace in 1:49.2. While Racing Hill took control at the quarter-mile and held command to win the other division of the Tattersalls in 1:49.4.   Check Six took control through a :26.4 open...
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Flanagan Memory, Prairie Sweetheart win Allerage finals

on 10/09/2016 2:00 AM
Flanagan Memory fanned off cover and trotted down the center of the track to take the $101,000 Allerage Farms Open Trot in 1:51.2 on Sunday at The Red Mile.   JL Cruze was sent to the lead, clearing early race-leader Musical Rhythm through a :27.2 opening quarter. After a :55 half, JL Cruze braced for the challenge of Obrigado into the far turn. They were stride for stride afte...
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Marion Marauder wins trotting's Triple Crown

on 10/09/2016 2:00 AM
In a stretch drive reminiscent of the Hambletonian, Marion Marauder lunged at Southwind Frank toward the center of the track to narrowly win Sunday afternoon's 124th renewal of the $431,000 Kentucky Futurity at The Red Mile in 1:52.3, becoming the ninth horse to complete the Trotting Triple Crown.   Marion Marauder was wide for the entirety of the mile, managing to get cov...
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Broadway Donna wins Filly Futurity

on 10/09/2016 2:00 AM
Winning her elimination, Broadway Donna returned to the track a bit later to claim victory in the $312,000 Kentucky Filly Futurity on Sunday afternoon at The Red Mile.   Earlier on the card, Broadway Donna trotted a 1:51.1 to win the first of two eliminations for the Filly Futurity, paying $7 to win.   Sitting fourth through a :27 quarter set by Southwind Hope, Broad...
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Backstretch With Gordon: Say the secret word!

on 10/08/2016 2:00 AM
While Saturday morning sees sunny skies again at The Red Mile, things have cooled off considerably in Lexington. When I arrived at the track today it was 59 degrees, but a strong north wind made it seem more in the 40s.   I usually cut through campus on my way to the track, but with a football game between Kentucky and Vanderbilt  at 4 o'clock this afternoon I decided to t...
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Devil Child best in Yonkers F&M Open Pace

on 10/08/2016 2:00 AM
Favored Devil Child (Eric Goodell, $6.30) was gifted an early pocket and then held off the cavalry Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $45,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.   In play from post position five, she and her inside foe, Sell A Bit N (Jordan Stratton) both had designs on the lead. The latter made it before a :27.1 opening quarter-mile as Devil Child found a wide ...
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Waiting On A Woman one of 5 wins for Lems

on 10/08/2016 2:00 AM
Michael Polansky's Waiting On A Woman ($7.80) waited on no one in Friday evening's featured $9,100 top-level trotting event at Vernon Downs, evading his five rivals and giving driver Chris Lems one of five wins on the 10-race program.   The 8-year-old Northern Bailey gelding, who had most recently been racing in upper-level events at the Meadowlands, Pocono, and Plainridge, wor...
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World record miles in ISS freshman divisions

on 10/08/2016 2:00 AM
Huntsville and Downbytheseaside were the quickest winners of the four divisions of the $262,000 International Stallion Stakes for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings on Saturday, winning in 1:49 to equal the world record set by Sweet Lou at Woodbine Racetrack in 2011.   Sweeping to command after Rock The Boat set a :27 quarter, Huntsville led to the half and three quarters in ...
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Zane Hanover springs 93-1 surprise in ISS 2FP

on 10/08/2016 2:00 AM
Flying up the pylons as the even-money favorite, Loreenas Ruffian drifted on the lead, and Zane Hanover sprinted to a 1:50.4 win at 93-1 in the first of four divisions of the $260,000 International Stallion Stakes (ISS) at The Red Mile on Saturday.   Robin J grabbed the lead from Loreenas Ruffian, who then circled to take control after a :27.4 quarter. She led through splits of :55....
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Lexington sale finishes with average of $56,304

on 10/08/2016 2:00 AM
The Lexington Selected Yearling Sale concluded its 2016 auction at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion in Lexington on Saturday night and the momentum of the earlier sessions continued as the final session posted a double-digit increase in average, which gave the entire sale a whopping 24.6 percent boost.   A total of 573 horses were sold for a gross of $32,262,000, generating an averag...
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PA Fair championships held at Meadows

on 10/08/2016 2:00 AM
Struggling to make up ground on an off track, Waterview Hanover lunged at the wire and got up by a nose to collect her second Pennsylvania Fairs championship Saturday at The Meadows.   On a chilly, overcast day when overnight and morning rain made for a "good" surface, The Meadows hosted all eight $24,200 finals for 2- and 3-year-olds. The air may have been cool, but the races were ...
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Igotyourcrazy rallies to Shenandoah victory

on 10/08/2016 2:00 AM
Igotyourcrazy came outside from fifth in the final turn then passed all four front steppers late in the stretch en route to a thrilling conditioned race victory at Shenandoah Downs on Saturday. Reinsman Roger Plante Jr. directed the come from behind effort and with two wins on the day, pulled into a second place tie with Frank Milby in the driver standings with one day to go in the inaugural m...
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Every Way Out, Misqued take Grassroots

on 10/08/2016 2:00 AM
Freehold Raceway hosted two New Jersey Sire Stakes Standardbred Development Fund Finals for 2-year-old pacers, on Saturday, Oct. 8.   The $35,000 final in the colt division was won by Every Way Out. The Dylan Davis trainee made up for his miscue last week in the second leg of the series winning in 1:56.2. Driven by Joe Bongiorno the If I Can Dream colt notched his eighth win...
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Allbeef N Nobull, Bourbon Bay score at PcD

on 10/08/2016 2:00 AM
Allbeef N Nobull and Bourbon Bay, which sounds like a very good dinner, were the winners of the $15,500 featured events on the pace and trot, respectively, on Saturday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.   Allbeef N Nobull swung four-wide head stretch from third-over and, still some 3 1/2 lengths out approaching midstretch, took advantage of a big late kick and a helping tailw...
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St Lads Moonwalk wins Vernon feature

on 10/08/2016 2:00 AM
The Kellogg Racing Stables, LLC's St Lads Moonwalk ($3.80) made his Miracle Mile debut a winning one, capturing Saturday (October 8) evening's featured $7,900 pacing event at Vernon Downs in decisive fashion.   The 3-year-old Mach Three colt enjoyed success in the Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots Series through the summer, earning his two most recent preliminary-event wins from off t...
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Backstretch With Gordon: Wow, Walner!

on 10/07/2016 2:00 AM
Wow! What another gorgeous Friday morning in Lexington. High today in the low 80s, with lots of sunshine. It's supposed to cool off a bit over the next two days, but what's wrong with 70 degrees and plenty of sun? Speaking of wow, how about that performance yesterday afternoon by Walner, who set a new world record for 2-year-old colt trotters with a 1:51.3 effort. Let's give that another wo...
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Luck Be Withyou, Mel Mara lead Kane Memorial

on 10/07/2016 2:00 AM
Seven horses with a combined lifetime earnings of more than $11 million comprise the field for the 14th annual $50,000 Robert J. Kane Memorial Pace, which will be contested at Batavia Downs on Saturday night (Oct. 8).   The Kane Memorial is dedicated to the former chairman of the board of Western Regional Off-Track Betting Corporation, which owns and operates Batavia Downs, Robert J...
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Dia Monde wins Ontario Gold at Mohawk

on 10/07/2016 2:00 AM
After finishing third in five straight Gold Series starts, stretching back to September 2015, three-year-old trotting gelding Dia Monde grabbed a win in the last regular season event of his career at Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening. In rein to Milton resident Randy Waples Dia Monde left smartly from Post 6 and landed second behind early leader Dunvegan Don, who led the field to a :27 o...
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NY announces more security for International

on 10/07/2016 2:00 AM
The New York State Gaming Commission today announced enhanced security protocols for all horses participating in the $1 million International Trot at Yonkers Raceway on Oct. 15. This is the first time that such additional safeguards to protect the integrity of the sport and ensure the welfare of horses have been implemented for New York harness racing. The Commission already has such measures ...
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