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Voracity, Control The Moment win Metro elims

on 08/30/2015 2:00 AM
The sport's top older pacers and rising stars were on display Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack in eliminations for the Canadian Pacing Derby and Metro Pace.   The Metro Pace has served as a  launching ground to stardom for many pacers over the years and 21 two-year-old pacers contested three $40,000 eliminations for the 2015 edition.   Tony Alagna trainees finished...
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Crazy Wow, Habitat score in Yonkers Trot elims

on 08/30/2015 2:00 AM
New York did itself proud Saturday night, as Empire-breds won both $40,000 eliminations for Yonkers Trot No. 61.   Yonkers Raceway's premier trotting event drew 11 three year olds—eight colts and three geldings—for the second jewel of that gait's Triple Crown.   When the stone dust settled, it was a pair of Ron Burke entities, Crazy Wow (Tim Tetrick, $5.30) and Habit...
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Murderer's Row captures Hudson Filly Trot

on 08/30/2015 2:00 AM
"I told (driver) Jason (Bartlett), ‘Just get the same trip as last week.' "   Bartlett obliged as trainer Chuck Sylvester asked Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $149,240 final of the Hudson Filly Trot with a pocket-sitting Murderer's Row ($8.50) in a season's-best 1:56.3.   A week after skimming the cones to win her elimination (at 11-1), the 3-year-old daughte...
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She's A Great Lady final field set

on 08/30/2015 2:00 AM
Thatsoveryverynice and L A Delight continued their respective hot streaks with victories in the She's A Great Lady eliminations Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   A group of 12 two-year-old pacing fillies were split into a pair of six-horse $35,000 eliminations. The top five finishers from each elimination punched their ticket to the final, while the winners also earned the right to se...
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Wind Of The North, Bigtown Hero big at Pocono

on 08/30/2015 2:00 AM
Bigtown Hero, who already has two appearances on the sport's all-time list of "horse who have hit the three-quarters in 1:20 or better," missed by a tick becoming the only horse ever with three such appearances, winning the $24,000 featured pace at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Saturday night.   Bigtown Hero, an altered son of American Ideal, certainly didn't have it easy, either -- he ...
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Campbell, Takter each take two Kindergartens

on 08/30/2015 2:00 AM
Hall of Fame driver John Campbell prevailed in two of five $10,000 preliminary Kindergarten Classic events on Sunday afternoon's program at Tioga Downs, while Hall of Fame trainer Jimmy Takter scored a double-double--driving a pair of his own trainees to victory.   Campbell kicked off the card in style, brushing aggressively to the fore with Waitlifter K ($3.50) in the opener, edgin...
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Betting Exchange ties Batavia mark in NYSS

on 08/30/2015 2:00 AM
There was no doubt who the best New York bred 3-year-old colt competing at Batavia Downs was on Sunday after Betting Exchange (Bettor’s Delight-Cheeky Hanover) tied the track record of 1:51.2 for sex and gait in winning his division of the $120,400 New York Sire Stakes (NYSS).   After taking an easy lead from post one, Betting Exchange (Jason Bartlett) extended his advantage to t...
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Ohio Jug Sale catalog now on Equiineline app

on 08/30/2015 2:00 AM
This year, for the first time, the Ohio Selected Jug Yearling Sale catalog is available on the Equineline sales catalog app for the iPad. And, according to sale manager Randy Manges, that’s a move that was necessitated by the growing number of buyers who are looking to participate in the Ohio program.   "The catalog has always been available on the website (www.lexingtonselected.c...
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Favorites rule in Kentucky Sires Stakes finals

on 08/30/2015 2:00 AM
The Bluegrass State crowned its champion 2 and 3 year olds of both gaits and sexes on Sunday night at The Red Mile, with the eight $175,000 Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) finals dominated by favorites.   Cinnabar Hall won the KYSS final for 3-year-old male trotters, earning the distinction of being the only reigning champion to successfully defend his title. Tom Jackson drove Cinnabar...
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"Wakizashi," Burke duo score in PASS 3CP splits

on 08/29/2015 2:00 AM
My Hero Ron surrendered the early lead to his stablemate, Rufo, then just got by him at the wire to score in a career-best 1:49.2, fastest in Friday's $183,616 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows.The event for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers, known as the Tarport Effrat, was conducted over three divisions, with Yankee Bounty and Wakizashi Hanover taking the other splits. Yannick Gingras and...
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Noble wins three Ohio Sires Stakes at Scioto

on 08/29/2015 2:00 AM
Driver Dan Noble had a stellar night of Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) action, piloting three of the four divisional winners at Scioto Downs on Friday. The 32 year old piloted both of the pacing and one of the 3-year-old trotting filly victresses for Buckeye-bred distaffs.   Longshot E Ticket Ride was Noble's first score, as he guided the daughter of Feelin Friskie-Double E Hanover-We...
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Delicious wins in Sweden; Creatine fades

on 08/29/2015 2:00 AM
The US-bred Delicious, who set a world record for mares earlier in August, won the Sundsvall Open Trot at the Bergsaker track in Sweden on Saturday afternoon. The mare started from post 8 and was allowed to settle at the back of the 9-horse field, but when the pacesetters tired, she made a big move and trotted to a 3 1/2-length victory for driver Orjan Kihlstrom.   Creatine was in the rac...
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Solar Sister perfect in Gold; Jugette possible

on 08/28/2015 2:00 AM
A few strides from the wire in Thursday's ninth race it looked as though Solar Sister's perfect Gold Series season would come to an end at Mohawk Racetrack, but the gritty 3-year-old pacing filly fought to the end and extended her Ontario Sires Stakes win streak to four.   "I think he backed her off a little around the last turn, hoping to get some room there, and then next thing he...
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Lexington Selected catalog now online

on 08/28/2015 2:00 AM
The catalog for the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale is now available on the sales company's website, http://www.lexingtonselected.com/, and on the Equineline sales catalog app for the iPad. Those on the mailing list should receive print catalogs by late next week. The catalog posted on the company's website may be downloaded in its entirety or by individual session. The sortable sale roste...
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Dan Patch sculpture in the works for 2016

on 08/28/2015 2:00 AM
One hundred and nine years after setting a world's record at the Minnesota State Fair, the great Dan Patch is getting ready to stage a comeback thanks to a grassroots effort by a group of area horsemen.   The group formed the non-profit fundraising organization, The Dan Patch Project. Together with renowned equine sculptor Alexa King, they have committed to fund and install a b...
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Maryland Sires Stakes finals contested

on 08/28/2015 2:00 AM
The Maryland Sires Stakes 3-year-old August series finals were held on Thursday at the Casino at Ocean Downs.   Helaine's Firebird (Allie's Western-Flannel Yankee) continued to dominate the pacing filly division, winning in 2:00.2 over rival Jodi's Sweety (JK Outlaw-Queen Jodi) in the Ronald "Doc” Banning Memorial for owner Frank Chick and the trainer-driver combination of Co...
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Connections hope "Nvestment" pays off in Metro

on 08/28/2015 2:00 AM
When making an "Nvestment,” every dollar counts. Trainer Dave Menary expects to see it pay off as he sends out Nvestment Bluechip in the Metro Pace eliminations on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   "He was a very handsome colt at the sale, he was Ontario sired and I really liked his pedigree,” said Menary. "He stood out, really handsome and we got him at a good price....
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IL Board oks cancellation of Maywood meet

on 08/28/2015 2:00 AM
At a meeting on Aug. 27, the Illinois Racing Board gave Maywood Park permission to cancel the remainder of its 2015 racing dates at Maywood Park. The following update was posted on the Illinois Harness Horsemen's Association (IHHA) website.   "Just when it seemed that the future for Illinois harness racing could not possibly get any cloudier, it did. At today's Illinois Racing Board...
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Meadow Skipper book has been pre-released

on 08/28/2015 2:00 AM
Meadow Skipper, The Untold Story, written by equine professionals Victoria M. Howard and Bob Marks, has been pre-released. Meadow Skipper, The Untold Story, is an unofficial autobiography of the Standardbred world champion pacer, Meadow Skipper, as told in a unique fashion with commentary by the horse himself. The book features many action photographs of Meadow Skipper during his racing car...
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Muscle Baby Doll adds another in Casual Breeze

on 08/28/2015 2:00 AM
Many of the sports finest 3-year-old trotting fillies took center stage at Mohawk Racetrack Friday night for the Casual Breeze Stakes. A total of 15 sophomore trotting fillies were split into two divisions of the Grand Circuit event.   In the $91,475 first division, Doug Millard's homebred, Elegant Serenity, went gate to wire for 3 1/2-length victory in 1:54.1.   Starting...
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