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Best of Bluegrass star on Kentucky Super Night

on 09/01/2013 2:00 AM
With Master Of Law (pictured) among the winners, the best of racing in the Bluegrass State was on display Sunday night at The Red Mile as the historic track hosted the $2 million Kentucky Super Night, with eight $250,000 Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) finals for 2 and 3 year olds highlighting the program. Included among the large crowd at The Red Mile was Kentucky Governor Steve Beshea...
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2YOs in Ohio Sires Stakes action at Northfield

on 08/31/2013 2:00 AM
Northfield Park hosted the fourth leg of Ohio Sires Stake racing action for 2-year-old fillies as part of its 14-race program on Friday.Trotters and pacers each competed in two divisions. The trotters started the stakes action in the evening's opening race. In The Grippers (Steven One-Over Baked-Overcomer) bested her competition by 8 ½-lengths in her $30,000 stakes event. The race was In...
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Beatgoeson Hanover lowers world mark to 1:51.4

on 08/31/2013 2:00 AM
Beatgoeson Hanover rallied in the final strides to win the featured Preferred Trot on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, and set a world record of 1:51.4 for her age group in the process. The race carried a purse of $25,000.   Beatgoeson Hanover, a 5-year-old mare from the barn of Nifty Norman, left from post position five in a field of six as the 3-1 second choice. She ...
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Gold Rocks takes Babic elim at Freehold

on 08/31/2013 2:00 AM
Gold Rocks drew off to a 4 3/4-length victory in the $15,000 Lou Babic Memorial elimination, the seventh race on Saturday (Aug. 31) at Freehold Raceway. Only Nubble Light, who finished last in the field of nine, failed to advance to the $96,200 Babic Final on Sept. 7.   The Babic Filly division drew six and all will earn a spot on the gate in the $61,900 final also on September 7. ...
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Royally-bred For You Almostfree wins Open

on 08/31/2013 2:00 AM
For You Almostfree and Aaron Byron captured Saturday night's $16,000 Open Trot at Tioga Downs for the 5-year-old stallion's sixth victory of the year.   Leaving from post position number three in a field of seven, Byron moved For You Almostfree to the front and took control from Cold Certified at the quarter in :28.4. From there Byron controlled the half-mile mark in :57.4 as Jimmy ...
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Precocious Beauty equals 1:50.2 stakes mark

on 08/31/2013 2:00 AM
Precocious Beauty lived up to her name on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack as she won the $451,000 She's A Great Lady and equaled the stakes record of 1:50.2, which was set last year at Mohawk by I Luv The Nitelife in a She's A Great Lady elimination.   Doug McNair, who has driven Precious Beauty regularly, said he didn't expect to race the Art Major filly off the pace, but the tr...
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Michael's Power wins Yonkers Open in 1:51.4

on 08/31/2013 2:00 AM
Canadian invader and 2012 Little Brown Jug champion Michael's Power (George Brennan, $4.10) could not have had it much simpler Saturday night, winning Yonkers Raceway's $46,000 Open Pace.   The lone leaver--from post position six--Brennan and the favorite had things all their own way. Waltzing through qualifier-like early fractions of :27.4 and :57.1, Michael's Power and Brennan&nbs...
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Lindys True Grit, Your So Vain win Simcoes

on 08/31/2013 2:00 AM
Lindys Tru Grit,with Tim Tetrick at the controls, edged past favored High Bridge in late stretch, then held EL Rocket safe to win the first C$121,737 division of the Simcoe Stakes for 3-year-old trotters on Saturday (Aug. 31) at Mohawk Racetrack. His time was 1:53.4.   Placed in fourth early, Lindys Tru Grit went after the leader High Bridge, who had taken th efield to the half in :...
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Credit Winner fillies sweep NYSS splits

on 08/30/2013 2:00 AM
Credit Winner fillies Bouncing Bax and Lola De Vie scored victories in the New York Sire Stakes races on Thursday night at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The sophomore trotting fillies had two divisions of stakes action on the 13-race card. Bouncing Bax (Wally Hennessey) was coming off of her first Sire Stakes victory at Monticello and sat the pocket on Thursday night before pounc...
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Matts Big Day takes OSS Grassroots in 1:54.3

on 08/30/2013 2:00 AM
Mattys Big Day cemented her lead atop the 3-year-old pacing filly Grassroots ranks with a gate-to-wire 1:54.3 tour of Rideau Carleton Raceway on Thursday, Aug. 29. With leading Rideau Carleton driver Denis St. Pierre in the race bike for a second straight start, favourite Mattys Big Day fired straight to the front from Post 7 and never saw a challenge, cruising home one and one-half lengths...
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Demanding Sam fastest in Champlain 2FTs

on 08/30/2013 2:00 AM
Grand Circuit action returned to Mohawk Racetrack on Thursday evening as some of North America's finest 2-year-old trotting fillies sparred in three divisions of the Champlain Stakes.   It turned out to be a productive night at the office for driver Paul MacDonell, who guided Demanding Sam and Riveting Rosie to victory lane in their respective divisions.   Demanding Sam,&...
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Red Mile to host Sunday's $2 million KY Super Night

on 08/30/2013 2:00 AM
The best 2- and 3-year-old trotters and pacers in the Bluegrass State will be out in full force at The Red Mile on Sunday, Sept. 1, as the historic Lexington racetrack hosts the $2 million Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) Championship Night. Eight $250,000 finals will be featured on the race card, which gets underway at 7 p.m., with the track offering free admission and concession specials. Al...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 08/30/2013 2:00 AM
It's a big weekend for racing and the latest edition of HarnessRacing Weekend Preview fills you in on the big Saturday night card at Mohawk, with insights from top drivers who will be competing in the Metro, She's A Great Lady and Canadian Pacing Derby. This weekend also features the Cane Pace at Tioga Downs, with Captaintreacherous among the contenders on the Labor Day card that also includes&...
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Michigan Sires Stakes finals Monday at Hazel

on 08/30/2013 2:00 AM
Eight Michigan Sires Stakes (MISS) championships will be contested on a special Labor Day afternoon card on Monday, Sept. 2, at Hazel Park Raceway. Four races will be held on the holiday card that gets underway at 1:30 p.m., while four will be raced as non-betting races prior to the program at 11:30 a.m. All four MISS 2-year-old champions are in this year's finals and have a chance to repeat. T...
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Arthur Blue Chip scratched from Metro final

on 08/30/2013 2:00 AM
Arthur Blue Chip, who was installed the 7-2 morning-line second choice to win Saturday's $683,000 Metro Pace final at Mohawk, has been scratched due to sickness. The word came from trainer Dr. Ian Moore on Friday morning.   "He had a terrific week up until about yesterday,” Moore said. "I took him out to train and he coughed once before he went a mile and a few times afterwards. I scope...
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Cooler Schooner wins PASS, makes final

on 08/30/2013 2:00 AM
World champion Cooler Schooner wasn't in search of another world record at Harrah's Philadelphia on Friday afternoon. Her mission was to win so she could earn enough points to advance to the $260,000 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes final, and she did.   With regular driver John Campbell in the sulky, Cooler Schooner fired off the gate and took control of her Pennsylvania Sires Stakes...
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Lucan Hanover takes shot at Cane Pace

on 08/30/2013 2:00 AM
Casie Coleman has always thought highly of Lucan Hanover, but the 3-year-old gelding pacer never put it all together until winning the $250,000 New Jersey Classic on Aug. 3 – Hambletonian Day – at the Meadowlands. Now Coleman has what she thinks are two top 3-year-olds as the Pacing Triple Crown season gets underway with Monday's $360,211 Cane Pace at Tioga Downs in upstate New York. Coleman...
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Play It Again Sam carries Maritime hopes

on 08/30/2013 2:00 AM
When it comes to being involved in big races, small-time Maritime trainer/owner Wayne Whebby knows exactly what it feels like. The 71-year-old veteran conditioner has raced in the Pepsi North America Cup, Breeders Crown, Adios and Governors Cup to name a few, but on Saturday he'll have his first taste of Metro Pace pie.   The Dartmouth, Nova Scotia resident will send out Play It Again Sam...
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NYSS at Yonkers; Wishing Stone takes top trot

on 08/30/2013 2:00 AM
Sophomore fillies invaded Yonkers Raceway Friday night, with the track playing host to the $282,975 New York Sire Stakes Bruce Hamilton Pace. The event annually honors the memory of the former executive secretary of the Harness Horse Breeders of New York, whose contributions to the success of the state-bred program cannot be measured.   Three divisions--at $94,325 each--comprise...
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Hammer sets track record with A OK Hanover

on 08/30/2013 2:00 AM
Research has now shown that Roger Hammer is made of the same materials as are used to build airplane data recorders. Less than 24 hours after a brief hospital stay which resulted from a Wednesday morning traffic accident, "The Hammer" was parading back to the Great Stoneboro Fair winner's circle with the fastest two-year-old in the history of the northwest Pennsylvania oval.   The colt's ...
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