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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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Maine stakes finals on Sunday at Scarborough

on 09/05/2014 2:00 AM
Over $280,000 in purse money will be on the line on Sunday, Sept. 7, at Scarborough Downs as the track once again plays host to the two-year-old Maine Sire Stakes Championship round with first post slated for 1:05 p.m. (EDT). This season marks the 40th anniversary of the founding of the state-bred program.   Headlining the card will be the undefeated wunderkind, Bibbid...
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Hurrikane Jonny K roars late into PASS final

on 09/05/2014 2:00 AM
When Hurrikane Jonny K turned for home in last week's final preliminary round of the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes for 2-year-old male trotters, co-owner Jonathan Klee thought all hopes for qualifying for Saturday's championship were lost.   Instead, he witnessed an incredible win.   Hurrikane Jonny K, who needed a victory to advance to the championship, used an explosive move in deep ...
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Monkey On My Wheel wins Philly feature

on 09/05/2014 2:00 AM
A field of eight filly and mare pacers who are winner's over $25,000 in their lifetime squared off at Harrah's Philadelphia on Friday. The wagering public put their support behind million dollar mare Monkey On My Wheel (Tim Tetrick), who was sent off as the 7-5 favorite.   At the start, the favorite left aggressively and cleared the lead before the quarter, which was achieved in :27. Afte...
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Cee Bee Yes victorious in Helen Smith Trot

on 09/05/2014 2:00 AM
Cee Bee Yes breezed to a length and a quarter victory, taking the $40,000 Helen Smith Trot in stakes record equaling time on Friday, September 5, 2014 at Freehold Raceway. Cee Bee Yes’s 1:56.2 clocking matched Silver Credit’s time in the 2013 edition of the Helen Smith.  Both fillies are daughters of Muscles Yankee. The Helen Smith is restricted to New Jersey-sired three-year-...
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Indiana Champions night Saturday at Hoosier

on 09/05/2014 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will highlight the 2014 harness racing season on Saturday, September 6 with Indiana’s finest trotters and pacers convening on Hoosier Park’s seven-eighths mile oval for the annual Hoosier Champions Night, the fourth of five rounds of $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes finals. A total of 14 races have been established and after the dust settles, eight new Indiana Si...
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Champlain, Simcoe highlight Mohawk Saturday

on 09/05/2014 2:00 AM
Hot off the heels of a successful Canadian Pacing Derby night, Mohawk Racetrack will play host to another stakes-filled card Saturday night (Sept. 6). Grand Circuit week will wrap up with the Simcoe Stakes for 3-year-old pacers and the Champlain Stakes for the 2-year-old pacers of both sexes. Lyons Levi Lewis (post 4), the runner-up in last Saturday’s $667,000 Metro Pace, headlines the fir...
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Yonkers hosts $199,000 NYSS 2YOCT

on 09/05/2014 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Friday night hosted its final statebred division of the season, the $198,999 New York Sire Stakes Lew Barasch Trot for 2-year-old colts and geldings. It’s the last chance for these freshmen to qualify for the $1.8 million New York Night of Champions, held here next Saturday (Sept. 13). Three divisions – worth $66,733, $65,533 and $66,733, respectively -- made up the eve...
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Mohawk cancels Friday card after one race

on 09/05/2014 2:00 AM
Due to severe thunderstorm and lightning in the area, racing was cancelled Friday night (Sept. 5) at Mohawk Racetrack following the evening’s first race. A storm rolled into the Campbellville area just before the second race, causing a delay. After a delay of more than an hour, the decision was made to cancel the remaining races for the safety of those competing. Due to the canc...
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Conditions up for first week at Hollywood Dayton

on 09/04/2014 2:00 AM
Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway is now less than a month from opening night of its inaugural live harness racing meet and the facility is drawing rave reviews from all that have gotten a glimpse of it. A group of five Ohio Harness Horsemen's Association representatives met on Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 3) with Penn National's vice president of Ohio racing, Mark Loewe, and Dayton Raceway's r...
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Sylvester looking for some "joy" in Reynolds

on 09/04/2014 2:00 AM
Trainer Chuck Sylvester thinks Josie's Joy has the potential to be a top filly trotter. The next several weeks might reveal whether he is correct.   Josie's Joy is the 2-1 morning line favorite in the first of three W.N. Reynolds Memorial Stakes for 2-year-old female trotters Thursday at Tioga Downs. She will start from post four with driver John Campbell.   So far this y...
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