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Foiled Again, Clear Vision win Quillen elims

on 09/08/2014 2:00 AM
The eighth annual Bobby Quillen Memorial stakes for older pacers commenced Monday at Harrington Raceway with a pair of $20,000 elimination divisions.   Two-time Quillen champ Foiled Again was making his record sixth start in the Quillen, while 2013 champion, Clear Vision was making his fourth. Those two rivals battled for a memorable finish in the 2013 event that resulted in a narro...
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Harold Shipp, known for "Shipps" horses, dies

on 09/08/2014 2:00 AM
On Sunday, Sept. 7, developer and philanthropist Harold Shipp, who was also one of Canada's most prominent Standardbred breeders and owners, passed away during the evening hours at the age of 88. News of Shipps' passing comes courtesy of a report by the Mississauga News, which noted that Shipp is considered one of the "founding fathers" of the City of Mississauga, the bustling suburb west of T...
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UF Larry Alltheway's 1:51.4 takes PA final

on 09/08/2014 2:00 AM
Day Lily blew up the toteboard Monday at The Meadows, capturing the $40,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series championship for 2-year-old filly trotters at a lusty 32-1.   The Meadows also hosted the three other PA Stallion Series $40,000 championships for freshmen, which were taken by UF Larry Alltheway (colt and gelding pacers), KY Lucky (colt and gelding trotters) and Half Past Seven ...
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PA crowns new champions in $260k finals

on 09/07/2014 2:00 AM
The best Pennsylvania-sired 2YOs gathered at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs on Saturday night for their $1,240,000 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes championship night while the 3 year olds took to the track at Harrah's Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon. Each of the championship events went for a $260,000 bounty; all consolations for the Sire Stakes divisions went for purses of $50,000.   T...
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Dancin Hill, Melmerby Beach win Simcoes

on 09/07/2014 2:00 AM
Grand Circuit week wrapped up with a bang Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Two divisions of the Simcoe Stakes for three-year-old pacers and two divisions of the Champlain Stakes for two-year-old pacers of both sexes highlighted the 12-race card.   In the first $106,038 Simcoe Stakes division, Dancin Hill and driver Scott Zeron picked up the victory in a career best clocking of 1:50.1&n...
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Take It Back Terry tops at YR for Burke brigade

on 09/07/2014 2:00 AM
Take it Back Terry (George Brennan) was first home from second-up Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $44,000 Open Pace.   Reserved early from post position 5, Take it Back Terry saw tepid 2-1 choice Rampage Jackson (Jason Bartlett) stuff Dream Out Loud N (Eric Goodell) and Sapphire City (Dan Dube) in behind. A spiffy :26.4 opening quarter-mile was aided by the leader spe...
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Elims set stage for Illinois Super Night

on 09/07/2014 2:00 AM
The countdown to the biggest night of the year for Illinois conceived and foaled pacers and trotters began in earnest on Saturday night at Balmoral Park as a bevy of elimination action brought out some of the Prairie State's best.   Freshmen pacing fillies started the Saturday night action with a total of 15 youngsters entered in a pair of $15,000 Filly Orange & Blue elim's. The...
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JK Panache wins Vernon feature in 1:50.2

on 09/07/2014 2:00 AM
JK Panache (Art Major-Paris Hanover) hadn't won a race since his last try at Vernon Downs on August 2. He returned to the Winner's Circle in emphatic fashion in the $10,000 feature race on Saturday night, pulling away in the stretch to win in 1:50.2.   JK Panache (Chris Lems) sat in mid-pack early on as T's Electric (Claude Huckabone III) set fast fractions with a 25.4 quarter and a...
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Betting Exchange locks up spot in NYSS final

on 09/07/2014 2:00 AM
Betting Exchange and Berkley were on the outside looking in at the $1.8 million Night of Champions at Yonkers coming into tonight's final leg of the New York Sire Stakes 2-year-old pacing colt and gelding division. But winning heals all and that's exactly what they both did to advance to the final next Saturday   In the first $54,500 contest, Betting Exchange (Bettor's Delight-Cheek...
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Ohio Sires Stakes colts compete at Scioto

on 09/07/2014 2:00 AM
The colts took center stage Saturday night (Sept. 6) at Scioto Downs as eight Ohio Sire Stakes were contested. Big Bossman rebounded in the $40,000 first division of Ohio Sires Stakes for 3-year-old pacing colts in 1:53.2. Big Bossman is a gelded son by Feelin Friskie out of Lovely American. He’s trained by Doug Hinklin for Parent Racing Stable of Ohio. Regular driver, Gr...
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2YO trotting filly Bibbidi Boo wins Maine stakes

on 09/07/2014 2:00 AM
The old saying, "As Maine goes, so goes the nation," never rang more true than on Sunday (Sept. 7) at Scarborough Downs as the Maine-bred filly, Bibbidi Boo, wrapped up a brilliant undefeated season while continuing to lead the national standings as the winningest two-year-old filly trotter in the land.   Leaving alertly from post 7, the daughter of Noble Venture never encountered a...
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Christina Takter named Lady Pace honoree

on 09/06/2014 2:00 AM
Christina Takter, one of the top owners in the sport and wife of Hall of Fame driver/trainer Jimmy Takter, will be honored as the 2014 Lady Pace Honoree during the Grand Circuit meet at the Delaware County Fair. Takter is a native of Sweden and came to the United States in the early 1980s at the age of 19. Mrs. Takter has co-owned some of the sport’s top performers, including Father Patric...
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Gold Rocks wins $42,000 New Jersey Futurity

on 09/06/2014 2:00 AM
Gold Rocks [$7.60] drew off to a four-length victory to take the $42,000 New Jersey Futurity for three-year-old New Jersey-sired pacers, the ninth race on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Freehold Raceway. George Brennan pushed the son of Rocknroll Hanover three-wide and to the lead on the second time on the backstretch, going by the pacesetting Art History [Western Ideal], who hung on for ...
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Uncle Lasse, Lookslikeachpndale win in Wellwood

on 09/06/2014 2:00 AM
It took a day longer than expected, but the William Wellwood Memorial eliminations took place Saturday evening (Sept. 6) at Mohawk Racetrack. Originally scheduled for Friday night, the eliminations were carried over to Saturday because of severe weather that caused the cancellation of Friday night’s card after only one race.   The two $30,000 eliminations were contested as non-wag...
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Kindergartners get set for Red Mile on Sept. 11

on 09/05/2014 2:00 AM
Freshman trotters will be on display at the historic Red Mile when the Kindergarten Trotting Classic wheels into Lexington, Ky., for the third leg of the series on Thursday, Sept. 11.   After the first two legs, French Laundry and Lady Clarabella are atop the colt and filly divisions respectively with perfect series records and 100 points each. The current standings may be vie...
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Mission Brief in WR 1:52.1 in Peaceful Way elim

on 09/05/2014 2:00 AM
Mission Brief came to Mohawk Racetrack Thursday night as a co-world record holder and left the Campbellville oval as the fastest 2-year-old trotter ever on a seven-eighths of a mile or one mile track.   The sport's best freshman trotting fillies were at Mohawk Thursday night to contest two $30,000 eliminations for the Peaceful Way Stakes. Sixteen 2-year-old trotting fillies were split int...
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Mosquito Blue Chip sets Tioga mark in NYSS

on 09/05/2014 2:00 AM
Not even an hour after Sassa Hanover ($2.30) equaled JK Molly's 1:52.2 track record for 2-year-old pacing fillies at Tioga Downs in her $53,500 New York Sires Stakes event, Mosquito Blue Chip ($6.10) set the record anew in her 1:52.1 Sires Stakes triumph, finding room up the inside off a pocket trip to just prevail on the all-stakes Thursday evening card.   The daughter of Bett...
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Rose Run Nash wins 17th of year at Monticello

on 09/05/2014 2:00 AM
With Jimmy Marohn Jr. sidelined by a racing accident at Tioga Downs on Labor Day, Monticello Raceway-based trainer trainer Danny Gill, who uses Marohn almost exclusively, had to scramble to fill the gap behind his pupils this week.   However, on Thursday, when Gill had six horses in to go, he split the driving chores between three talented chauffeurs: Bruce Aldrich Jr., La...
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2YO Southwind Cartier wins Marion Dancer

on 09/05/2014 2:00 AM
Southwind Cartier reached the winner's circle for the first time in her young career in the $35,000 Marion Dancer Trot on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Freehold Raceway. The Daughter of Muscle Hill had the lead at every call and won by a half-length over Rules of the Road [Muscle Hill], and it was two lengths to Showy Starlet [Muscles Yankee] in third. The three-filly race was contested as a no...
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ORC issues statement re: Sept. 1 Mohawk 9th race

on 09/05/2014 2:00 AM
Brent Stone, the Ontario Racing Commission's (ORC) manager of racing, has issued a statement regarding the ninth race on Monday, Sept. 1, at Mohawk Racetrack.   As a result of heavy rain during the card, the starting car had issues moving away from the field at the start of the race, which led to the ORC judges declaring the outside four horses in the seven-horse field "non-starters"...
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