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Fazoli's to present winning Jug caretaker $1,000

on 08/25/2014 2:00 AM
Quite often the happiest individual in the Little Brown Jug winner's circle is the caretaker, the individual that spends countless hours preparing their athletes. This year the winning caretaker will have an extra thousand reasons to celebrate.   Fazoli's, America's largest quick-service Italian restaurant chain, would like to recognize some of the hardest working, and maybe sometim...
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KYSS preliminaries wrap up Sunday at Red Mile

on 08/25/2014 2:00 AM
On Golden Ponder rolled to a four-length win in 1:54.3 in Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) action Sunday night at The Red Mile, the second of two preliminaries before Super Night on Sunday, Aug. 31, at the famed clay oval. The 2 year olds wrapped up their two legs last Thursday night and on Sunday it was the 3 year olds who were in action.   Sent off the odds-on 1-9 favorite in the $15,...
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I Like My Boss goes for lucky 13th at Harrington

on 08/25/2014 2:00 AM
I Like My Boss is the current Rocky Marciano of harness racing. Like Marciano, the 3-year-old trotting colt who has been a heavyweight on the Delaware circuit since his career's inception, has never lost.   The Don Boss Vita-sired gelding is unbeaten in 12 career starts and will put that impressive record on the line Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Harrington Raceway from post position three...
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All Bets Off leads NYSS into Monticello

on 08/25/2014 2:00 AM
One of the best sophomore pacers in the country, All Bets Off, from the powerful Ron Burke Stable, will be the featured attraction when Monticello Raceway presents the last preliminary leg of the rich New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) program on Tuesday afternoon.   All Bets Off, owner of a 1:48.2 record, is currently fourth on the list of top money-winning 3-year-old colt pacers this ye...
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Frost Free Hanover leads Stallion Series winners

on 08/25/2014 2:00 AM
Winless since late May, Frost Free Hanover broke loose Monday at The Meadows, drawing off to demolish the field by 8 lengths in 1:54.4 — a tick off the stake record — in a $60,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake. The event for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters was contested over three divisions, with Another Transcript and Revrac Harbour taking the other splits — each for Dave Palone. ...
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Frankie's Dragon scores in Yonkers Open

on 08/24/2014 2:00 AM
Even-money favorite Frankie's Dragon (Brian Sears, $4) went from first-up to first home Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $44,000 Open Handicap Pace.   Assigned inside his seven rivals, Frankie's Dragon had plenty to peruse early as Dream Out Loud N (Eric Goodell), Rock on Moe (Larry Stalbaum) and Sapphire City (Dan Dube) all has designs on the lead.Dream Out Loud N won that...
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Swan In A Million wins $100k Rowe Memorial

on 08/24/2014 2:00 AM
Swan In A Million and trainer/driver Dustin Jones kicked home off cover to win the $100,000 Honourable Earl Rowe Memorial Trot in a Canadian season's record of 1:52.4 for trotters over a five-eighth-mile track on Saturday night at Georgian Downs.   Swan In A Million got away fourth at the pylons through a :27.4 opening quarter and flushed out cover in the form of pocket-sitting Natu...
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Field set for She's A Great Lady final

on 08/24/2014 2:00 AM
Three $35,000 eliminations for the She's A Great Lady Stakes were held Saturday night at Mohawk. A total of 25 two-year-old pacing fillies were split into three eliminations to determine the field for next week's $480,000 final. The top three finishers, plus one fourth place finisher drawn by lot, advanced to next Saturday's final.   In the first elimination, Bedroomconfessions and ...
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Sweet Lou wins again, picks post 3 for CPD final

on 08/24/2014 2:00 AM
Leaving no doubt as to his current superiority, Sweet Lou powered his way to victory in the first $40,000 elimination Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack in preparation for next week's $634,000 Canadian Pacing Derby.   The first five finishers in each of the two elims qualified for the final, but tonight's result just reaffirmed the status of Sweet Lou as the best older pacer on the contin...
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Metro final field set; Artspeak leads in elims

on 08/24/2014 2:00 AM
Heavily-favored Artspeak, trained by Tony Alagna and driven by Scott Zeron, kept his perfect record intact with another facile triumph, this time in the second Metro Pace elimination Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack.   The victory, his fifth in five outings so far in a monstrous juvenile campaign, stamped the son of Western Ideal as the one to beat in next Saturday's 667,000 final. His ...
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French Laundry wins; Mission Brief falters

on 08/24/2014 2:00 AM
Jimmy Takter trainee French Laundry ($2.50) proved a convincing winner in his $10,000 Kindergarten Classic preliminary at Tioga Downs on Sunday (August 24) afternoon, as did other odds-on favorites Wheels Ah Smokin ($2.10) and Bee the Queen ($3.00) in their respective races.   However, freshman trotting filly Mission Brief, sent off at 1-20 after her dominant Merrie Annabelle win at...
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Captaintreacherous scratched from CPD elims

on 08/23/2014 2:00 AM
Captaintreacherous, the 2013 Pepsi North America Cup winner and two-time Pacer of the Year, has been scratched from Saturday night's Canadian Pacing Derby elimination at Mohawk Racetrack. Trainer Tony Alagna confirmed to the WEG media department Saturday morning that Captaintreacherous has been removed from Saturday night's race due to sickness.   "After jogging yesterday, we ran a ...
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Lifetime Pursuit sets 1:52.1 Casual Breeze mark

on 08/23/2014 2:00 AM
A full weekend of Grand Circuit racing action at Mohawk got underway Friday night with two $101,296 Casual Breeze Stakes divisions for 3-year-old trotting fillies.   Lifetime Pursuit, this year's Hambletonian Oaks winner, cruised to a stakes record victory of 1:52.1 in the second division.   A daughter of Cantab Hall-Queen Of Grace, Lifetime Pursuit and driver Yannick Gin...
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1:55.1 by Livininthefastlane in PASS

on 08/23/2014 2:00 AM
Livininthefastlane pounced on the leaders down the backside, then blazed home in a stake-record 1:55.1 in Friday's $234,584 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows. The event for freshman filly trotters, known as the Delmonica Hanover, was contested over three divisions, with Wild Honey and Kirsi Hanover taking the other splits.   Livininthefastlane sat a comfortable third as the tw...
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Victory Is Coming sets world record at Scioto

on 08/23/2014 2:00 AM
Victory Is Coming and driver Ronnie Wrenn Jr. stole the spotlight Friday night at Scioto Downs with their world and track record performance of 1:51 in the featured trot. The previous world record of 1:51.4 for an aged trotting mare on a five-eighths mile track was set by Beatgoeson Hanover and In Your Room. The previous track record of 1:52.2 was held by Unefoisdanmavie ...
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Don't Spank Me repeats at Hoosier

on 08/23/2014 2:00 AM
Don't Spank Me, driven by Andy Shetler, utilized her customary late charge to prevail in the featured event of the evening, a $22,000 Fillies and Mares Invitational Pace, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday. The 1:51.2 victory was a new lifetime best and the third win at this level in the last four outings for Don't Spank Me.   Leaving from post seven in the talented fiel...
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Inittowinafortune one of 5 wins for Byron

on 08/23/2014 2:00 AM
Driver Aaron Byron had the hot hand at Tioga Downs on Friday (August 22) evening, taking five of the evening's ten races. Among his triumphs was a 1:52.1 win in the $15,000 Mares Open Handicap Pace with Inittowinafortune ($6.20).   After establishing the lead with the four-year-old Cams Fortune mare, Byron yielded to the pocket, allowing Southwind Trini (Jim Meittinis) to set steady fract...
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Traverse Seelster, Lems star at Tioga, Vernon

on 08/23/2014 2:00 AM
Pouncing from the pocket on the approach to the far turn, Keith Pippi's Traverse Seelster ($3.30) recorded the fastest mile ever at Tioga Downs for an older trotting gelding, taking Saturday (Aug. 23) evening's $15,000 Open Trot in 1:52.4.   Brandon Simpson settled into the pocket with the six-year-old Angus Hall gelding, drafting behind Lutetium (John Cummings, Jr.) through a :56.2...
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Mach It So, Golden Receiver dead heat at PcD

on 08/23/2014 2:00 AM
Mach It So and Golden Receiver raced to a dead heat for the win in Saturday night's featured Preferred pace at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. The race carried a purse of $25,000.   Mach It So (Mach Three-Beach Dancer), driven by Andrew McCarthy for trainer PJ Fraley, appeared to have the race wrapped up when he kicked his cover at the top of the stretch and scooted to the lead. But Go...
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Salazar wires field to win Batavia Open Pace

on 08/23/2014 2:00 AM
Salazar and driver Ron Beback Jr. started from post one, led the whole race and won pulling away in the $9,500 Open Pace at Batavia Downs Saturday night (Aug. 23).   Off the gate, Salazar motored into the first turn fast enough to seat What The Sheik (Dave McNeight Jr.) who left two deep and then park out Rock N Roll Legend (Drew Monti) who was three-high at the eighth pole. The gro...
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