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Brett Miller wins 7,000th; LB 3CT splits held

on 09/19/2015 2:00 AM
Driver Brett Miller scored the 7,000th win of his career on Friday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, with the 14-race card also highlighted by three $35,000 divisions of the Liberty Bell for 3-year-old male trotters.   Miller, who turned 42 on Aug. 19, notched his milestone win with Spell To Cast in Race 8. A 5-year-old daughter of American Ideal, Spell To Cast was parked the entire mil...
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Artspeak post 1; Wiggle It Jiggleit post 5 in Jug

on 09/19/2015 2:00 AM
Wiggle It Jiggleit, the No. 1-ranked horse in harness racing's weekly top 10 poll, leads a field of 15 horses entered in Thursday's 70th Little Brown Jug for 3-year-old male pacers at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in central Ohio. The event, presented by Fazoli's, carries a record total purse of $677,000.   The draw for the Little Brown Jug was conducted Saturday at the ...
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In The Arsenal skips Jug, headed to Lexington

on 09/19/2015 2:00 AM
In The Arsenal, the runner-up in last year's Breeders Crown and the winner of the Art Rooney Pace over the half-mile oval at Yonkers Raceway earlier this year, is sitting out the Little Brown Jug.   Kelvin Harrison, who trains In The Arsenal, said the colt has been battling illness the last few weeks.   "We're all disappointed we're not going to the Jug because he's ...
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Allerage Farm yearling videos now on web

on 09/19/2015 2:00 AM
Jeff and Paula Gural's Allerage Farm is proud to present this year's Lexington consignment, packed with powerful pedigrees.   They are led by Hip #598the Conway Hall full sister to New York super star Barn Doll (2, 1:58.4h, 3, 1:52:1s-'15; $519,307);Hip #1first foal from the $800,000 winner Jezzy (2, 1:57.3, 3, 1:55s-'11) by Cantab Hall; Hip#119the Chapter Seven Half Sister to Jezzy...
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Sevruga sets 1 1/2-mile record at Freehold

on 09/19/2015 2:00 AM
Sevruga cut all the fractions in the Open Space Pace Day $20,000 preferred trot, setting a world record for a mile and a half on a half-mile track with a time of three minutes flat on Saturday (Sept. 19) at Freehold Raceway.   The fourth edition of Open Space Pace Day, which begin with a parade down Main Street in Freehold, drew a family-friendly crowd of several thousand who took advanta...
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Average price climbs at Ohio Jug Sale

on 09/19/2015 2:00 AM
The Ohio Selected Jug Sale was held Saturday at the Eden Park Equestrian Complex in Sunbury, not far from the Delaware County Fairgrounds, and the 255 yearlings sold generated an average price of $17,347, an increase of 6.5 percent from last year's average of $16,283 for 233 sold.   The top price at this year's sale was the $112,000 bid by Melanie Wrenn, wife of Peter Wrenn and acti...
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Pinkman, Southwind Frank take command

on 09/19/2015 2:00 AM
As Pinkman earned double millionaire status with a win in the $700,000 Canadian Trotting Classic, driver Yannick Gingras captured his third stakes victory on Saturday evening's card at Mohawk.   Trainer Jimmy Takter sent four of his trainees postward in the Canada's richest race for trotters, but it was his heavily favored Hambletonian winner, Pinkman, who returned to victory lane. &...
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Rehab Mountain wins Hanners Memorial at Dayton

on 09/19/2015 2:00 AM
In most fitting fashion, Rehab Mountain captured the Brad Hanners Memorial Tribute Open Trot at Hollywood Dayton Raceway on Saturday night (Sept. 19). The race honored the memory of Brad Hanners, one of Ohio's top 0driver-trainers over the past two decades, who passed away at age 43 on Tuesday, a victim of renal cell carcinoma cancer.   Rehab Mountain has been the star of the H...
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Cobble Beach takes Open at Batavia

on 09/19/2015 2:00 AM
Winning the $9,000 Open Pace at Batavia Downs seemed like a walk in the park for Cobble Beach on Saturday night (Sept. 19) as he made putting away the competition look pretty much, stress-free.   Assigned post seven, Cobble Beach (Jack Flanigen) left sharply to take a lead he would not relinquish this night. With the field in post-position order behind him, Cobble Beach set fractions of :...
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Bee A Magician wins Maple Leaf in 1:52.3

on 09/19/2015 2:00 AM
Bee A Magician (2) became the first trotting mare since Peaceful Way in 2006 to win the $680,000 Maple Leaf Trot Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. The 5-year-old trotting mare and 2013 Horse of the Year turned in a furious final-quarter to capture the 64th edition of the Maple Leaf Trot over elimination winners Resolve and Natural Herbie.   JL Cruze sprinted to the front for driver ...
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65-1 winner in ISS; Homicide Hunter undefeated

on 09/19/2015 2:00 AM
In a turn of events that left those in the winners' circle as well as the stands simply staring at the toteboard and wondering what just transpired in the evening's 8th race, Fawn De Savage hit the wire at 65-1 without feeling even a whisper from the whip to triumph in the $75,000 Indiana Sire Stakes 2-Year-Old Filly Trot at Hoosier Park on Saturday night.   Fired out from post nine...
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Easy wins for Mission Brief, Caprice Hill

on 09/19/2015 2:00 AM
Mission Brief continued her dominance of the three-year-old trotting filly division with a crushing five and a half length victory in the $404,000 Elegantimage Stakes Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. The Ron Burke-trained filly came into the Elegantimage final off a 15-length victory in her elimination last week.   Sent off as the 1/5 favorite, Mission Brief and driver Yannick Gingras we...
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Excelsior finals for 3YOs held at Vernon

on 09/19/2015 2:00 AM
Employing a first-over bid through the far turn, Barn Girl ($2.20) delivered as the prohibitive favorite in her $45,000 New York Excelsior Series final, one of four to headline Saturday (September 19) evening's program at Vernon Downs.   Barn Girl, a 3-year-old trotting daughter of Cash Hall and Turquoise Sweetie, earned her 14th career win in the first Excelsior event of the e...
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Freaky Feet Pete rolls to ninth straight in INSS

on 09/18/2015 2:00 AM
Freaky Feet Pete continued his divisional dominance at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday as he cruised to his ninth straight victory in the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings. Guided by regular driver Trace Tetrick, Freaky Feet Pete coasted to the wire under a hand drive to finish six lengths in front of his...
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I'm So Fancy, She Wore Red win LB splits

on 09/18/2015 2:00 AM
After her second-place finish to Mission Brief two starts back in stakes action at The Meadows, Ron Burke trainee I'm So Fancy was a slight odds on favorite in the first $40,000 division of The Liberty Bell series for 3-year-old filly trotters at Harrah's Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon.   Starting from post 4, the daughter of Donato Hanover was involved in a three-horse scramble...
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No Magic Tonight in Yonkers International

on 09/18/2015 2:00 AM
And then there were eight. Magic Tonight, whose win the Elitlopp made him an early invitee/acceptance for Yonkers Raceway's International Trot, has bowed out.   Since his big win at Solvalla, the 6-year-old son of Andover Hall has been lackluster in three North American stakes appearances, including finishing sixth (last) in his elimination last weekend for the Maple Leaf Trot. ...
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Veteran Michigan horseman John Taylor dies

on 09/18/2015 2:00 AM
John J. "JT” Taylor, of Paris, Mich., died Wednesday, Sept. 16, at his home. He was 63.   He was born July 25, 1952, in Big Rapids, the son of John "Jack” and Rose (Whalen) Taylor. He graduated from Reed City High School in 1971. He was a parishioner of St. Anne Catholic Church in Paris.   Mr. Taylor's passion and lifetime career for 47 years was Standardbre...
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OBC 2FP heads 16 races at Delaware Sunday

on 09/18/2015 2:00 AM
The opening day (Sunday) of the 2015 Delaware County Fair has drawn 16 races, including three divisions of the $107,433 (div) Ohio Breeders Championships for two-year-old filly pacers.   The Ohio Sire Stake champion Miss Me Yet headlines the third division of the OBC filly pace. Miss Me Yet is owned by George Teague Jr., trained by his sister Brenda and driven by his son Montrell. T...
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Morrisville sale to be held Sunday afternoon

on 09/18/2015 2:00 AM
The annual Morrisville College Equine Institute sale will be held in Morrisville New York this weekend. Yearlings may be previewed on Saturday, Sept. 19, after 12 noon.   The Sunday, Sept. 20, sale is represented by 17 of the top sires in the industry. This is an exceptional selection of New York breds that are eligible to the rich New York Sire Stakes. The sale will commence Sunday...
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Ruling satisfied, Teague set for Little Brown Jug

on 09/18/2015 2:00 AM
An indefinite suspension handed down Monday, Sept. 14, by the Delaware Harness Racing Commission to George Teague Jr. for "unpaid obligations and a judgement…issued by the State of Delaware Division of Revenue” has been lifted. Teague is owner of the top-ranked horse Wiggle It Jiggleit, whose next start is scheduled to be the Sept. 24 Little Brown Jug at Delaware, Ohio, for which a $45,...
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