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All Bets Off takes Prix d'Ete over Limelight Beach

on 08/23/2015 2:00 AM
The Ron Burke Stable had a sensational Sunday in Canada as their horses not only finished one-two in the $200,000 Prix D'Ete at the Hippodrome 3R, but earlier on the afternoon the Burke Stable also finished one-two in the rain-delayed Gold Cup & Saucer Final at Charlottetown Driving Park on PEI.   In the Prix D'Ete race for four-year-old pacers, it was action-packed right out of the s...
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Take It Back Terry wins Gold Cup & Saucer

on 08/23/2015 2:00 AM
The connections of Take It Back Terry had to wait a day to see their Western Terror gelding triumph in the 56th edition of the Sobeys Gold Cup & Saucer, but the delay made the six-year-old's victory in the revered event all the more sweeter. The stage for Red Shores' signature event was all set to go on Saturday (August 22) at the Charlottetown Driving Park on Prince Edward Island. The tra...
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State Treasurer wins Roll With Joe; EBC upsets

on 08/23/2015 2:00 AM
Fresh off his 1:47 win in the U.S. Pacing Championship, State Treasurer ($3.50) maintained his superiority in the older pacing ranks with a 1:47.2 triumph in the $150,000 Roll With Joe, held Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs.   The 6-year-old son of Real Desire tracked early pacesetters Dancin Yankee (Jim Morrill Jr.) and Doctor Butch (Brian Sears) through the first turn, brushing...
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3 Track Records set in OHSS at Northfield

on 08/22/2015 2:00 AM
Three new track records were set at Northfield Park on Friday night, August 21 in Ohio Sires Stakes (OSS) competition. Fifteen, $40,000 divisions featuring Buckeye-bred 2-year-old colts and fillies of both gaits were contested. Standout trotting colt Kanthaka made it five for five en route to a track record clocking for 2-year-old trotting colts of 1:57.1—lowering his own...
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E L Titan posts upset win in Sebastian K Trot

on 08/22/2015 2:00 AM
E L Titanand driver Tim Tetrick made a three-wide move from fifth place on the final turn and overtook JL Cruze and Resolve in the stretch to win Saturday’s (Aug. 22) $100,000 Sebastian K Invitational for older trotters at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. E L Titan won in a lifetime-best 1:51.2, beating Resolve by a head. Daylon Miracle finished third and JL Cruze was fourth, snapping t...
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Bettor Be Steppin posts Valley Forge victory

on 08/22/2015 2:00 AM
Bettor Be Steppin earned her second stakes win of the season at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, capturing Saturday’s (Aug. 22) $350,000 Valley Forge for 3-year-old female pacers in a lifetime-best 1:50. Momas Got A Gun was second, beaten by three-quarters of a length, while Sassa Hanover finished third and Totally Rusty was fourth. In July, Bettor Be Steppin and driver Corey Calla...
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Crazy Wow wins Colonial as Pinkman breaks

on 08/22/2015 2:00 AM
Hambletonian champion Pinkman went off stride at the start, opening the door for his eight rivals in Saturday’s (Aug. 22) $500,000 Colonial for 3-year-old male trotters, and Crazy Wow was the one to take advantage. Crazy Wow, who was not eligible to the Hambletonian, won the Colonial by 1-1/4 lengths over The Bank in 1:52.3 at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Uncle Lasse finished third ...
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Wiggle It Jiggleit equals world record

on 08/22/2015 2:00 AM
Wiggle It Jiggleit made it look easy, capturing Saturday’s (Aug. 22) $500,000 Battle of the Brandywine for 3-year-old male pacers by three lengths over Wakizashi Hanover in 1:48 at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Dude’s The Man finished third and Artspeak was fourth. The winning time equaled Lucan Hanover’s world record for a 3-year-old gelding pacer on a five-eighths-mile tra...
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Big wins in Nassagaweya & Eternal Camnation

on 08/22/2015 2:00 AM
Rookie pacers Voracity, The Catamount Kid & Control The Moment scored Grand Circuit victories Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack in the Nassagaweya Stakes. A group of 21 two-year-old pacing colts and geldings were split into three $78,334 divisions of the Nassagaweya Stakes. Voracity, a two-time Ontario Sires Stakes Gold series winner, took his game to another level with a 1:51.2...
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Deep Impact wins Define The World final

on 08/21/2015 2:00 AM
Deep Impact followed up his second leg triumph with a gate-to-wire victory Thursday night in the final of the Define The World Series at Mohawk Racetrack. A field of seven rookie trotters contested the $35,600 final of the three-week series event.   The Brad Maxwell trainee Deep Impact was sent off as the 3-2 favorite after posting a second-place finish and a victory in the prelimin...
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Burke trainees sweep PASS 2CP divisions

on 08/21/2015 2:00 AM
There were three divisions of Pennsylvania Sires Stakes action for freshman pacers on Thursday afternoon at Harrah's Philadelphia, each going for a purse of just over $81,000 each.   In the first division, it was Jt45 and Burke Racing's Big Top Hanover (Brett Miller) springing the upset. The son of Western Ideal latched on to live cover at the half, and was able to ou...
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Sombaro Montae captures Fox Stake

on 08/21/2015 2:00 AM
Sombaro Montae went right to the front from post position six and was never caught in capturing the $46,304 Fox Stake for 2-year-old pacers on Thursday night at the Indiana State Fair.   LeWayne Miller was in the bike for trainer Erv Miller as the son of Shadyshark-Hanover-Macon Up crossed the finish line in a time of 1:55.3, one length ahead of runner-up Bluebird Synergy (Pe...
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Dick Farrington, trainer of Warm Breeze, Laag, dies

on 08/21/2015 2:00 AM
Richard "Dick" Farrington, who drove Warm Breeze to a 1:53.1 world record at Golden Bear Raceway at Cal Expo in Sacramento on June 26, 1977, died Thursday in the Orlando, Fla., area, where he winter trained his stable for many years and continued living after his retirement from racing. He was 89.   In addition to Warm Breeze, Mr. Farrington trained many other stakes winners, the mo...
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NYSS headline Saturday card at Batavia

on 08/21/2015 2:00 AM
Two of the five richest 3-year-old trotting fillies in North America, that also just happen to be the top point-getters and money earners in the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) for their sex and gait this year, will be in town on Saturday (Aug. 22) to compete for the $120,400 up for grabs at Batavia Downs.   Barn Doll (Conway Hall-Headintheclouds) currently ranks third for money earned ...
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Mission Brief dominates $174K Moni Maker Trot

on 08/21/2015 2:00 AM
When Mission Brief demolished a field of 3-year-old fillies in Friday’s $174,000 Moni Maker at The Meadows, it reinforced the notion gaining momentum across harness racing—when she’s healthy and competing against fillies, the only horse that can beat Mission Brief is Mission Brief. Fresh off her second-place finish to Pinkman in the Hambletonian, Mission Brief waltzed to victory—w...
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D'One defeats 'Bee' in Muscle Hill

on 08/21/2015 2:00 AM
Finding a seam off the far turn, D'One ($5.90) stormed home to collar 3-5 favourite Bee a Magician in the $177,000 Muscle Hill distaff trot on Friday (August 21) evening at Vernon Downs. The 5-year-old daughter of a pair of 1:50.1 trotters, Donato Hanover and Giant Diablo, floated into a close stalking spot, just off pacesetters Bee a Magician (Brian Sears) and Shake It Cerry (Jimmy Takte...
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Wrenn, Irvine win 6 each at Northfield

on 08/20/2015 2:00 AM
Don Irvine Jr. and Ronnie Wrenn Jr. each won six times throughout Northfield Park's 15-race program on Wednesday.   Irvine's triumphs were aboard Un Poco De Loco ($4.40) in race one, Cautious Optimism ($9.80) in race three, Happy To Scoot ($7.20) in race seven, Endless Desire ($7.60) in race nine, Star Studded Gun ($8.00) in race 11 and A Million Thanks ($3.80) in race 14. Wrenn pos...
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Buen Camino, Royal Deceptor win NYSS

on 08/20/2015 2:00 AM
Locally-based trotter Royal Deceptor (RC Royalty) scored a front-stepping victory in one of the two top flight New York Sire Stakes races on Wednesday night at Saratoga.   Mickey McGivern pilots the sophomore Cheryl McGivern trainee and moved the 3-year-old colt to the early lead in his $79,687 division of the Sire Stakes for colt and gelding trotters. The public's third c...
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Nuncio wins; Creatine 6th in Stockholm

on 08/20/2015 2:00 AM
Nuncio, the 2014 Kentucky Futurity champion, won at the Solvalla track in Stockholm, Sweden, on Wednesday night. Nuncio, a 4-year-old son of Andover Hall, won in a mile rate time of 1:54.4 for 2,140 meters.   Trainer Stefan Melander sent Nuncio—who was racing with all four shoes--to the lead early and he held off challenges from Exodus Hanover and Sylvester Hanover to win. Nuncio ...
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Stubborn Belle takes Ont. Gold at Grand River

on 08/20/2015 2:00 AM
After a two and a half month absence, the 3-year-old trotting filly Stubborn Belle returned to the winner's circle on Wednesday evening, capturing her $105,000 Gold Series division at Grand River Raceway and causing trainer John Bax to hope history is about to repeat itself. "If she can stay healthy I'm hoping that she can kind of do what Riveting Rosie did last year, come on good at the en...
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