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Ohio Sires Stakes consolations held at Scioto

on 09/06/2016 2:00 AM
Eight $50,000 Ohio Sires Stakes Consolations were contested on a sunny Monday afternoon, Sept. 5, at Scioto Downs for 2- and 3-year-old Buckeye-bred youngsters. The Ohio Sires Stakes utilizes a point system to determine the final standings, and this second tier of freshmen and sophomores of both gaits and genders were the runners-up in the final tally to those horses amassing the greatest numb...
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Bottom Deals leads NYSS with 1:49.2 win

on 09/06/2016 2:00 AM
Marcus Miller swept the Labor Day (September 5) features at Vernon Downs, capturing both $59,100 New York Sire Stakes events for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings with Bottom Deals ($9.80) andFresh Cut ($5.70), both by American Ideal. The eighth event of the day saw Bottom Deals take advantage of the pocket a fair bit longer than Fresh Cut before edging clear in mid-stretch to a 1:49.2 t...
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Shenandoah completes fair racing; PM meet next

on 09/06/2016 2:00 AM
A four-day harness preview was held this past week at the Shenandoah County Fair in Woodstock, Va. A total of 30 races were contested over the freshly renovated half mile oval, which underwent a $750,000 upgrade that began earlier this spring. The track was widened during renovations to accommodate eight horses behind the starter's car (versus four), and the turns were banked.Th...
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Hall of Fame broodmare BJ's Pleasure dies

on 09/06/2016 2:00 AM
BJ's Pleasure 3, 1:59.4f ($244,023), who was inducted as a broodmare into the Living Horse Hall of Fame in 2001, was euthanized Tuesday morning (Sept. 6) at the Pennsylvania farm of her owner, Robert Key. She was 33 years old and had been living in retirement since 2008, when she was last bred. Key said would be cremated. A daughter of Speedy Somolli and the Speedy Count mare Matina Hanover...
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Elims drawn for Maple Leaf Trot, Trotting Classic

on 09/06/2016 2:00 AM
The sport's finest trotters will be on display at Mohawk Racetrack this Saturday for the Maple Leaf Trot and Canadian Trotting Classic eliminations, as part of a stellar Grand Circuit card of racing.   An outstanding group of 12 older trotters were entered for the eliminations of the 65th Maple Leaf Trot, while the Canadian Trotting Classic attracted 13 three-year-old trotters....
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Goosebump Hanover ties mark in NYSS

on 09/06/2016 2:00 AM
The 2016 New York Sires Stakes season at Monticello Raceway concluded Tuesday  afternoon with 3-year-old filly trotters bidding the swan song for the state's healthy sires stakes program.   It was an afternoon where the first turn was the nemesis of many of the female trotters on the card, as many of the fillies made miscues in the first turn.   The first division of...
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Sunrise Avenue wins Grassroots at Flamboro

on 09/05/2016 2:00 AM
Flamboro Downs kicked off its 2016 Ontario Sires Stakes schedule on Sunday evening with the Grassroots regular season finale for the three-year-old trotting fillies.   The first $18,000 Grassroots division rolled in behind the Flamboro Downs starting gate in the sixth race and Sunrise Avenue powered straight to the front from post 3 and never looked back, ringing up fractions of :29...
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Not Before Eight shocks Devil Child at Pocono

on 09/05/2016 2:00 AM
Favored Rose Run Parker won the $25,000 winners-over handicap trot in 1:53.1 at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Sunday, while in the $25,000 companion class for mares, second choice Not Before Eight upended 1-10 favorite Devil Child in 1:51.   Rose Run Parker continued his winning ways (eight-for-15 this year, 36-for-56 career-wise) despite having to take the "tuck-then-first-over" ...
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Hannelore Hanover, Nahar in Maple Leaf Trot

on 09/05/2016 2:00 AM
Trainer Ron Burke tweeted early Monday morning that the 4-year-old trotting mare Hannelore Hanover has been supplemented to the Maple Leaf Trot at Mohawk Racetrack,. which if needed has eliminations on Saturday night. Also, the connections of Swedish star Nahar have reportedly accepted an invitation to race in the Maple Leaf.   For Hannelore Hanover, the supplemental fee for th...
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Betting Line, Sintra strong in ONSS Golds

on 09/05/2016 2:00 AM
Ontario's top 3-year-old pacing colts kicked off Mohawk Racetrack's $2.4 million evening of stakes on Saturday and served up a preview of the lightning fast racing to come as both Gold Series divisions were clocked in 1:49.3. The colts opened the stakes action in the second race and fan favorite Sintra took control just past the :26 opening quarter and never looked back. Sailing through a ...
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Simcoe Stakes contested on Derby undercard

on 09/04/2016 2:00 AM
The Simcoe Stakes for t3-year-old trotters and pacing fillies made up a portion of the action packed Canadian Pacing Derby undercard Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   The $215,704 Simcoe for 3-year-old pacing fillies featured a single division of 10 horses, while the $208,040 Simcoe for 3-year-old open trot featured two divisions.   Pure Country overcame interference ...
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Yonkers Trot to Marion Marauder

on 09/04/2016 2:00 AM
Odds-on favorite Marion Marauder (Scott Zeron, $2.40) did as much as he needed to Saturday night, winning Yonkers Trot No. 62.   Yonkers Raceway’s half-million-dollar signature trotting event—second jewel of the Trotting Triple Crown—saw Hambletonian winner ‘Marion,’ who started from post position No. 4, settle third early behind second choice Smalltownthrowdown (Daley) an...
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Ohio crowns Sires Stakes champions

on 09/04/2016 2:00 AM
Driver Josh Sutton couldn’t have picked a better night to be on fire, as the Buckeye native notched victories in four of the eight $250,000 Ohio Sires Stakes Championships Saturday night at Northfield Park. The evening was a perfect 75 degrees with light winds and no humidity as the spotlight was on 2- and 3-year-old Ohio-breds vying for seasonal honors on the Cleveland half-miler.  ...
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Pointomygranson sets track record at Batavia

on 09/04/2016 2:00 AM
Two divisions of the New York Sires Stakes for 2-year-old pacing colts and geldings went postward at Batavia Downs on Saturday night to compete for their share of the $110,000 purses up for grabs and one of the winners made track history.   Pointomygranson (American Ideal-Sangaal) went to the front and took a lead he would never relinquish en route to a five-length victory i...
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Wiggle It Jigglet captures Cdn. Pacing Derby

on 09/04/2016 2:00 AM
Wiggle It Jiggleit, driven by Montrell Teague, front-stepped his way to victory in the $616,000 Canadian Pacing Derby on Saturday night at Mohawk. The 4-year-old gelding, who was the 2015 U.S. Horse of the Year, stopped the clock in 1:49 en route to his 35th victory in 46 lifetime starts. As Wiggle It Jiggleit surged to the lead, Always B Miki was hot on his heels. The 7-5 bettor's choic...
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Idyllic Beach takes She's A Great Lady

on 09/04/2016 2:00 AM
Idyllic Beach proved that the apple didn't fall from the tree when she captured the $427,000 She's A Great Lady final for 2-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday night at Mohawk, which is part of the Canadian Pacing Derby undercard. The Jimmy Takter-trained Idyllic Beach is the daughter of the great Somebeachsomewhere and Idyllic, who captured the She's A Great Lady in 2010. Idyllic Beach ...
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Racing Hill cruises to Messenger win

on 09/04/2016 2:00 AM
Racing Hill (Brett Miller, $2.10) surprised very few among Yonkers Raceway's faithful Saturday night, winning the 61st Messenger Stakes.   The half-million-dollar second jewel of the Trotting Triple Crown figured to be a showcase for the 3-year-old colt, whose resume already included the Hempt Memorial and the Adios and was making his first career small-track start.   At ...
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$1,489 Pick 4 Carryover at Red Mile Sunday

on 09/04/2016 2:00 AM
No winning tickets were out in the Pick 4 on Saturday evening at The Red Mile, resulting in a $1,489 carryover into Sunday (Sep 4) night.   Track officials, in conjunction with the USTA’s Strategic Wagering Program, have opted to double the normal guaranteed pool to $10,000. The Pick 4 is a nightly wager, featuring a $1 minimum, and offered on races 7 – 10. The Super Hi-Five, fe...
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Big efforts in Champlain and Simcoe Stakes

on 09/03/2016 2:00 AM
Grand Circuit week continued Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack with three-year-old trotting fillies and two-year-old trotting colts and geldings in the spotlight. The $221,204 Simcoe Stakes and $212,447 Champlain Stakes each featured two divisions on Friday evening. In the $111,352 second Simcoe division, Caprice Hill was back in her familiar spot in the Mohawk winner's circle after a...
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Seventimesagvirgin stays undefeated in INSS

on 09/03/2016 2:00 AM
Seventimesavirgin solidified her divisional dominance in the three-year-old pacing filly ranks in the Hoosier state as she turned in another impressive performance to take the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sire Stakes final for three-year-old pacing fillies, and remain flawless in stakes action at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, September 2. With a ...
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