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I'm Won Rum Wiser fastest in DSBF 2FPs

on 10/07/2013 2:00 AM
Three $20,000 divisions of the Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies were contested on the Harrington Raceway program on Monday.   George and Tina Dennis and The Wiz Kids Stable's I'm Won Rum Wiser ($4.20, George Dennis) was the fastest winner with a 1:58.4 triumph from post seven in the third division. Trained by co-owner Dennis, the Headma...
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Summer Indian the chief of Meadows feature

on 10/07/2013 2:00 AM
Summer Indian quarter-poled to the lead for Eric Ledford and made the rest look easy in capturing Monday's $18,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows in a sharp 1:53.3 over a "good” surface.”   Summer Indian allowed his stablemate, Run And Tell Pap, to grab the early lead before unleashing the decisive move. He downed Run And Tell Pap by 1 1/4 lengths, with Count Me In third. &nb...
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Hello Carlo greets winner's circle for 50th time

on 10/07/2013 2:00 AM
Hello Carlo trotted home for his 50th career victory on Monday, winning Northfield Park's third race of the evening. The classy veteran trotter has 223 career starts, winning 50 times, and finishing second and third 31 and 28 times, respectively.   Hello Carlo (Carry The Message-Last Turn-Supergill) has career earnings of $248,678 and a lifetime mark of 1:55.4 taken at Scioto Downs ...
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Backstretch with Gordon: Last call

on 10/06/2013 2:00 AM
It's the last day of Grand Circuit racing 2013 at The Red Mile and there's some light rain falling in Lexington as I sit in the press box and write this at 10:30 a.m. Yes, it's a gloomy Sunday morning and the radar shows more rain--heavy rain--is in the near future. Hopefully it will move through and we can wrap up the two weeks with some great racing.   I just talked to trackman Da...
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To Dream On wins Kentucky Filly Futurity

on 10/06/2013 2:00 AM
To Dream On, fifth in the first heat of Sunday afternoon's $293,000 Kentucky Filly Futurity at The Red Mile, came back in the decisive second heat for trainer-driver Jimmy Takter to win in 1:52.1 to take home the trophy for owners Marvin Katz, Al Lebfeld and Sam Goldband. In trotting her career best, the 2012 Two-Year-Old Filly Trotter of the Year made the final start of her career.   ...
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Arch Madness tops $4 million with Allerage win

on 10/06/2013 2:00 AM
Arch Madness became the ninth trotter in history to reach the $4-million mark in career earnings with a 1:51.3 victory in the $172,200 Allerage Farms Open Trot Final Sunday afternoon at The Red Mile. Moments after the race concluded and just as trainer-driver Trond Smedshammer was ready to start an interview with the track's Gabe Prewitt, the skies opened up and the track was deluged by rain. ...
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Shelliscape, Maven win Allerage Mares finals

on 10/06/2013 2:00 AM
Shelliscape, making her first start for new connections, scored a 1:51.2 victory in the $81,000 Allerage farms Filly & Mare Open Pace Sunday afternoon at The Red Mile. The race was contested under a driving rain that turned the track sloppy. The $76,000 Allerage final for older mare trotters went to Maven in 1:52.3.   In the Mares Pace, driver Tim Tetrick rallied Shelliscape fro...
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Golden Receiver upsets at 12-1 in Allerage

on 10/06/2013 2:00 AM
Heading into Sunday's $175,000 Allerage Farms Open Pace final at The Red Mile, driver Corey Callahan expressed confidence in a victory. Despite sloppy conditions as a result of heavy rain, Golden Receiver led from start to finish--at odds of 12-1--to win in 1:50 and reward Callahan's faith.   Leaving from post 5, Callahan sent Golden Receiver fast off the wings, leading through a :2...
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Creatine wins Kentucky Futurity in 1:53.2

on 10/06/2013 2:00 AM
Creatine gave Mike Lachance his fourth Kentucky Futurity triumph as the 3-year-old homebred of Diamond Creek Farm rallied in the homestretch to win the 121st edition of the classic, worth $527,000, on a rainy Sunday afternoon at The Red Mile. The time for the mile was 1:53.2, with All Laid Out taking second, Spider Blue Chip third, and Your So Vain fourth. Hambletonian champion Royalty Fo...
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Backstretch with Gordon: Where's GameDay?

on 10/05/2013 2:00 AM
It may be Saturday, Oct. 5, but it sure feels like July in Lexington as the hot temperatures continue. Nothing changes today as it's already hot and humid as I sit in the press box at The Red Mile looking over the gorgeous racetrack and listening to songs from Rocky Horror Picture Show playing over the loudspeaker.   I actually looked for ESPN GameDay here this morning as I figured...
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Annual Round Barn fundraiser Sunday morning

on 10/05/2013 2:00 AM
The annual fundraiser for Floral Hall, the historic Round Barn at The Red Mile, will be held Sunday morning, Oct. 6, at 10 am, with silent and live auctions. Post time for the Kentucky Futurity is 1 pm on Sunday. A list of the live auction items is below.   Proceeds from the fundraiser are used to preserve the historic barn, which is the gateway to The Red Mile. Just this past year ...
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Somestarsomewhere wins ISS in 1:49.2

on 10/05/2013 2:00 AM
The first of a plethora of stakes events on Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile was Race 3, the first division of the $273,000 International Stallion Stake (ISS) for 2-year-old male pacers, which went to Somestarsomewhere in a track-record 1:49.2. The last division was contested in monsoon-like conditions, with the last race of the day, a late-closer, cancelled because the downpour had reduced ...
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Shebestingin in world record 1:47!

on 10/05/2013 2:00 AM
Shebestingin paced the fastest mile ever by a female on Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile, scorching the famed clay oval in 1:47 in winning the first of two $122,500 divisions of the Glen Garnsey Memorial for 3-year-old filly pacers. The time lowered Put On A Show's mark of 1:47.3 set last year at the Meadowlands as a 5 year old, and shattered the divisional mark of 1:48.2 also set in 2012 by...
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Captaintreacherous wins Tattersalls in 1:47.2

on 10/05/2013 2:00 AM
Captaintreacherous kept his firm command over the 3-year-old pacing colt division this year as well as repeating Pacer of the Year honors with a 1:47.2 victory in the first of two $215,500 Tattersalls Pace divisions on a hot and humid Saturday afternoon at The Red Mile. The reigning champion showed his determination as he fought off a game Vegas Vacation from the top of the stretch to the wire...
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In Your Room, Dynamic Youth in record times

on 10/05/2013 2:00 AM
Dynamic Youth captured his second straight Preferred Pace in Saturday night's feature at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and equaled a world record in the progress. The race carried the night's top purse of $25,000. Later, the trotting mare In Your Room turned in a 1:51.4 mile, equaling the world record for older mares on a five-eighths mile track, a mark set earlier this year by Beatgoeson Hanove...
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Lexington Selected finishes with big increases

on 10/05/2013 2:00 AM
The Lexington Selected Yearling Sale concluded its 2013 auction on Saturday night with a huge increase in business for the five nights of sale sessions. The average price for the 676 yearlings sold climbed to $40,127, a 13.7 percent increase from the 2012 sale. The median was up a whopping 42.9 percent, soaring from $20,000 to $30,000. The median is an important barometer because that fig...
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Foiled Again wins 4-horse Kane at Batavia

on 10/05/2013 2:00 AM
Foiled Again, harness racing's richest pacer, and driver Brett Miller captured the $50,000 Robert J. Kane Memorial Invitational on Saturday night's card at Batavia Downs.   Amidst a compact field of four after three horses were scratched from the evening's seventh race feature, Foiled Again worked his way to the lead over Heston Blue Chip and Chris Page during the opening ...
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Big jump in average at 3rd Lex sale session

on 10/04/2013 2:00 AM
The third session of the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale posted a strong average price of $34,237, climbing a whopping 31.1 percent from the same session in 2012, with three more horses sold in the session this year.The median price of $30,000—the price point where half the horses sell for more and half for less—jumped by 50 percent.   The average price at last year's third ses...
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Backstretch with Gordon: 2 tickets to paradise

on 10/04/2013 2:00 AM
Another great day of racing at The Red Mile on Thursday. It was also another hot and humid day in Lexington, which is what we expect on Friday and Saturday. Sunday looks really dicey right now as the front moves through and storms are likely in the afternoon.   It was a long day for me as I went out to the sale last night. The first person I saw was Bill Haughton, and I noted he was holdi...
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Jackpot Hi 5 to begin Oct. 17 at Mohawk

on 10/04/2013 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) Friday announced the addition of an exciting new wager to its daily betting menu.   The Jackpot Hi 5 will require horseplayers to select the first five finishers in exact order on the last race of the program. The Jackpot proviso means that the entire pool pays out only when there is one winning ticket sold that correctly selects the first fi...
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