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Shock It To 'Em zaps PA Stallion Series record

on 09/08/2013 2:00 AM
The recordbook again figured to take a pounding when the Pennsylvania Stallion Series Championships for 3-year-olds were featured at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Saturday night (Sept. 7), and it most certainly did. The pacing gelding Shock It To ‘Em became the fastest-ever Stallion Championship winner when he beat world champion Ultimate Beachboy to the wire by a half-length in 1:50.1. T...
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Vegas Vacation sets Simcoe Stakes record

on 09/08/2013 2:00 AM
Vegas Vacation, driven by Brian Sears, set a new Simcoe Stakes record of 1:48.3 on Saturday (Sept. 7) at Mohawk Racetrack. The stakes-filled card also included Canadian Trotting Classic elims, Simcoe Stakes for 3-year-old pacers and Champlain Stakes for 2-year-old pacers. Two $121,737 Simcoe divisions for 3-year-old pacers took place with Fool Me Once capturi...
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Records fall at Vernon's “Showdown”

on 09/07/2013 2:00 AM
Friday night’s "End of the Summer Showdown” program at Vernon Downs was one of speed and substance. Intimidate captured the $214,000 Credit Winner Open Trot with a 1:51 performance that becomes the fastest mile by a trotter in the 60-year history of the track, and it serves as a new standard for 4-year-old geldings on the diagonal gait. D’Orsay powered to a 1:52 triumph to win ...
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Weeper sets Stallion Series final record

on 09/07/2013 2:00 AM
The freshman pacing filly Weeper posted the fastest winning time in the history of the Pennsylvania Stallion Series Championships Friday night (Sept. 6) at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs when she stormed home in 55.2 to record a 1:51.4 victory on a Championship night devoted to 2-year-olds. The victory by the daughter of Allamerican Native-Pleasant Yet Bad was certainly no surprise – she h...
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Captaintreacherous to skip Little Brown Jug

on 09/07/2013 2:00 AM
On Friday, Sept. 6, Myron Bell, the managing partner of the Captaintreacherous Stable, notified the officials of the Little Brown Jug that their colt would not be competing in the 68th edition of the $550,000 (est) Little Brown Jug citing "the long-term interest" of the colt.   "The officials, staff, volunteers of the Little Brown Jug have been preparing to put on a great week of ra...
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Gold Rocks & Ideal Helen capture Babic finals

on 09/07/2013 2:00 AM
Gold Rocks and Ideal Helen were both easy winners in their respective divisions of the Lou Babic Memorial on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Freehold Raceway. Gold Rocks captured the $96,200 Babic Open in 1:54.4 while Ideal Helen annexed the $61,900 Babic Filly in a stakes record 1:54.3. Both stakes are for New Jersey-sired two-year-old pacers. Gold Rocks [$2.20], a son of Rocknr...
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Bell: "Scheduling" reason no Jug for The Captain

on 09/07/2013 2:00 AM
Like father like son. The connections of superstar Somebeachsomewhere decided against entering in the 2008 Little Brown Jug and five years later the same decision has been made by the owners of Captaintreacherous, who has seven wins in eight starts this year, including the North America Cup, Meadowlands Pace and most recently, the Cane Pace, the first jewel of pacing's Triple Crown. "The re...
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Your So Vain, Master Of Law take CTC elims

on 09/07/2013 2:00 AM
Your So Vain and Master of Law won their respective $40,000 Canadian Trotting Classic (CTC) eliminations Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack. Your So Vain, with Scott Zeron, pulled off a major upset in the first elim, rallying from last to blow past the pacesetting Hambletonian winner and 2-5 favourite Royalty for Life near the wire to score by one and one-quarter lengths in 1:52.4. Smilin ...
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Pet Rock sets World Record at Scioto

on 09/07/2013 2:00 AM
Pet Rock & Dan Noble set the new world record for pacers on a 5/8 mile track when they crossed the line in 1:47.2 Saturday (Sept 7) at Scioto Downs Racino. Previously held at Pocono Downs (Wilkes-Barre, PA), the record was in trouble from the word "go" with Noble parking A Rocknroll Dance & Kayne Kauffman to an opening quarter of 25; the pair hit the half in 52.4 and the 3/4 in 1:20.1 b...
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He's Watching ties Batavia mark in NYSS win

on 09/07/2013 2:00 AM
It took Mother Nature to slow down 2-year-old pacing sensation He's Watching, but even she couldn't stop him totally. He's Watching tied the Batavia Downs track record for 2-year-old colt pacers with a 1:54.2 mark, set by Doctor Butch in 2012, and kept his unblemished record intact in winning a hard-fought $34,537 division of the New York Sire Stakes Saturday night (Sept. 7). He's now a p...
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Manzi, Gregory hurt in Freehold race accident

on 09/06/2013 2:00 AM
Drivers Cat Manzi and Jeff Gregory are in area hospitals with fractures after being involved in a multi-horse accident in the fourth race on Friday afternoon at Freehold Raceway.   Manzi, 63, a Hall of Fame driver with 14,789 career victories, was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, N.J., where it was determined he has fractures of the pelvis on both sid...
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Silver Credit wins Helen Smith Trot

on 09/06/2013 2:00 AM
Silver Credit scored a 1-3/4-length victory in the $40,000 Helen Smith Trot for 3-year-old trotting fillies, setting a stakes record of 1:56.2, on Friday (Sept. 6) at Freehold Raceway. It was the second straight win for the gray daughter of Muscles Yankee and her third win in 12 starts this year. The 1:56.2 clocking was a fifth of a second off the previous mark shared by Muscle ...
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Father Patrick headlines Wellwood Final

on 09/06/2013 2:00 AM
Once again Father Patrick stamped himself as the premier two-year-old trotting colt in North America with his victory in his $30,000 William Wellwood Memorial Trot elimination on Friday at Mohawk. The top five finishers from each of the two eliminations advance to next week’s $365,000 final, a part of the Canadian Trotting Classic undercard. Father Patrick, a son of Canta...
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Brinkerhoff looks to catch OHSS final "fever"

on 09/06/2013 2:00 AM
Sometimes it's not about the quantity of racehorses but the quality of your barn. Tom Brinkerhoff only has four horses in his barn on the backside of Scioto Downs Racino but two of them qualified for the Ohio Sires Stakes final for 3-year-old colt pacers that will be held on Saturday night.   The horse he entered, Outdoor Fever, has had a rough go of late but his early season s...
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Moreau's Northern Bullet 1:55.4 OSS winner

on 09/06/2013 2:00 AM
After struggling in the Gold Series through the middle of the season, 3-year-old trotting colt Northern Bullet dropped down to the Grassroots program and logged the quickest of four divisions at Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday evening. In rein to Yves Filion, Northern Bullet fired to the front from post 1 and carved fractions of :28.2, :57.3 and 1:26.1 on his way to a personal best 1:55...
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Rompaway Alvin ties Mighty M track record

on 09/06/2013 2:00 AM
Rompaway Alvin trotted to a Monticello Raceway track record-equaling victory of 1:57 on Thursday. The clocking tied the mark for aged trotting geldings initially set by Cornishman N and driver Bruce Aldrich Jr. in 2011.   His gate-to-wire victory in Monticello Raceway's featured trot caught most by surprise, even driver Mike Merton.   Rompaway Alvin , ...
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WEG announces Tohana to board of directors

on 09/06/2013 2:00 AM
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) has announced the appointment of Blake Tohana to its Board of Directors. Mr. Tohana was also appointed as a member of WEG's Audit Committee. As well, WEG announced that three long-serving directors – David S. Willmot, Mark R. Frostad and William D. Graham – are departing from the Board after many years of service. Blake Tohana of Toronto, Ontario,...
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Maine Stakes finals Sunday at Scarborough

on 09/06/2013 2:00 AM
More than $245,000 in purse money will be on the line on Sunday (9-8) as the freshman championships of the Maine Sire Stakes program will be decided in four divisions at Scarborough Downs. Restricted to two-year-old Maine-bred standardbred races horses, these title matches will be part of an extremely strong 12-race program with first post scheduled for 1:05 PM (EDT). The two trotting divis...
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Videos of Walnut Hall Ltd. yearlings now online

on 09/06/2013 2:00 AM
Videos of the 26 Walnut Hall Ltd. yearlings selling at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale on October 1-5 are now available for viewing both on the Select Sale web site and the www.walnuthall.com web site. The consignment includes a baker's dozen of colts and fillies by the red hot Deweycheatumnhowe. There are also 11 KY-eligible yearlings, three trotters by Groton Hall, sire of the winner...
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All eyes watching He's Watching at Batavia

on 09/06/2013 2:00 AM
Can He's Watching set his third track record in four weeks? That question will be answered Saturday night at Batavia Downs when He's Watching highlights the three $34,537 divisions of the New York Sires Stakes for 2-year-old colt pacers in what should be one of the biggest nights of the year in Western New York.   And besides the great Sires Stakes action, there will be three d...
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