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Yonkers hosts 227G NYSS Lew Barasch Trot

on 09/20/2013 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway Friday night hosted the $227,488 New York Sire Stakes Lew Barasch Trot for 2-year-old colts and geldings. Two, five-horse divisions--at $113,744 each--made up the event, which honored the memory of the iconic Hall of Fame harness publicist from the sport's golden age. Many of "Tootie's" family, including his wife, Bunny, and friends were on hand for winner's circle present...
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The “Captain” races for a cause at Hoosier Park

on 09/20/2013 2:00 AM
When Captaintreacherous lines up behind the starting gate at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, September 21 he will be racing for more than just the lion’s share of the $50,000 purse in the "Jenna’s Beach Boy” Invitational for 3-year-old male pacers. The defending Pacer of the Year will start from post six in the seven horse field and will be racing for a chance to help other...
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On Golden Ponder sets world record in Standardbred

on 09/19/2013 2:00 AM
Despite a short period of heavy rain shortly before 9 a.m. on Thursday, the half-mile oval at the Delaware, Ohio, fairgrounds was listed "fast" two hours later when the first of a marathon 23-race program got underway, although still under cool and cloudy conditions.   The first stakes event on the card was the $51,944 Standardbred for 2-year-old colt trotters, which was won by Suma...
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Igottafeelinfran, That Friske Feelin win OBCs

on 09/19/2013 2:00 AM
Igottafeelinfran won the $37,226 Ohio Breeders Championship for 3-year-old filly pacers on Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio, fairgrounds, but it wasn't easy. Driven by Dan Noble, Igottafeelinfran outdueled rival Pink Camo and Tony Hall over the second half before finally putting away their determined rival turning for home, going on to score in 1:53.   The win was the fourth...
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Gingras sweeps Old Oaken Bucket divisions

on 09/19/2013 2:00 AM
Vibe Blue Chip, tipped first-over from third approaching the final turn by driver Yannick Gingras, scored a 1:54.3 victory in the first of two $65,750 divisions of the Old Oaken Bucket for 3-year-old male trotters on Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio, fairgrounds. Gingras also won the second division, directing High Bridge to a 1:55.1 victory.   The complexion of both Ol...
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Maven wins at Delaware in world record 1:51.4

on 09/19/2013 2:00 AM
Track record. Stakes record. National season's record. World record. That's the accolades earned by Maven in the $125,000 Miss Versatility final for older trotting mares Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio, fairgrounds after she steamed around the two-turn oval in 1:51.4. The time smashed the previous world mark for 4-year-old trotting mares on a half-mile track by three full seconds...
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Pet Rock's 1:48.1 fastest ever on half-mile track

on 09/19/2013 2:00 AM
Pet Rock paced the fastest mile ever on a half-mile track when he won the $51,250 Winbak Pace in 1:48.1 on Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio, fairgrounds. Driven by David Miller, Pet Rock sat a two-hole trip behind the Tim Tetrick-driven A Rocknroll Dance through fractions of :26, 53.3 and 1:21 before tipping out in the final turn and edging to the front in the shadow of the wire. &n...
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Vegas Vacation wins 68th Little Brown Jug

on 09/19/2013 2:00 AM
Vegas Vacation captured this year's 68th renewal of the $552,551 Little Brown Jug for 3-year-old colt pacers on Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio, fairgrounds in straight heats, scoring a 1:50 win in his elimination and then posting an identical clocking in the second and decisive heat.   The win by Vegas Vacation gave driver Brian Sears his first-ever Jug victory, while it ...
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Track record for Crazy About Pat in NYSS

on 09/18/2013 2:00 AM
Crazy About Pat trotted to a new 3-year-old colt track record at Monticello Raceway when Jimmy Morrill, Jr. guided the son of Crazed to a 1:57 triumph in his division of the $155,000 New York Sires Stakes on Tuesday afternoon, September 17.  The colt’s victory erased the former standard of 1:57.1 set by Napoleon and driver Stephane Bouchard on June 11, 2008. Morrill also won the se...
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Special Jug Preview now available!

on 09/18/2013 2:00 AM
The special Little Brown Jug HarnessRacing Preview that is now available takes an inside look at Thursday afternoon's 68th renewal of the Little Brown Jug at Delaware, Ohio.     Casie Coleman is hoping to join an exclusive group of trainers who have won back-to-back Jugs, having won last year's edition with Michael's Power and entering a strong pair of contenders in 201...
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Jacqie Ingrassia injured in riding accident

on 09/18/2013 2:00 AM
Trainer-driver Jacqueline Ingrassia, who is also a U.S. Trotting Association director, broke her leg in a riding accident at Assunpink Wildlife Management Area in New Jersey on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 17.   Ingrassia, a skilled and experienced rider, had surgery early this morning to stabilize the break with a rod and pins.   "If I was a horse, they'd shoot me," she...
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Simply Class edges Petticoat Affair in Standardbred

on 09/18/2013 2:00 AM
John Campbell parlayed a two-hole trip with Simply Class into a neck victory over the heavily-favored Petticoat Affair in the $46,744 Standardbred for 2-year-old filly trotters on Wednesday afternoon at the fairgrounds in Delaware, Ohio.   Campbell took control first with Simply Class from post one but let Brad Hanners and the 1-5 favorite Petticoat Affair take control. Petticoat Af...
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Champions crowned in OBC showdowns

on 09/18/2013 2:00 AM
Fresh off successfully defending her Ohio Sires Stakes championship, Contessa Leigh romped to a 5 1/4-length, 1:57.2 victory in the $41,626 Ohio Breeders Championship for 3-year-old filly trotters on Wednesday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio, fairgrounds. Chip Noble was in the sulky as the daughter of Full Count notched her ninth win in 10 starts this year and seventh in a row.   Le...
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LBJ Society approves flexibility to conditions

on 09/18/2013 2:00 AM
At Wednesday morning's annual meeting of the Little Brown Jug Society, the board approved wording to allow for future changes to the conditions to the Little Brown Jug and Jugette without the traditionial three-year wait.   "We have had lengthy discussions regarding the future of the Little Brown Jug and the conditions of both events," noted Tom Wright, president of the LBJ So...
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I Luv The Nitelife cruises to Jugette victory

on 09/18/2013 2:00 AM
To no one's surprise, I Luv The Nitelife led from start to finish to win the first heat of the $257,750 Jugette for 3-year-old filly pacers on Wednesday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds. Driven by Tim Tetrick, the 1-5 favorite led at every call to win in 1:51.   Again, to no one's surprise, I Luv The Nitelife led from start to finish to win the second heat of the Jugette ...
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Trainer John Coughlin dies at 63

on 09/18/2013 2:00 AM
John Coughlin, 63, of Hackensack, N.J.,died Monday, Sept. 16, at Hackensack University Medical Center.   Mr. Coughlin had lived in New Jersey for more than 20 years and was a Standardbred trainer. He owned and operated Coughlin's Stables at the Meadowlands and was a former member of both the Standardbred Owners Association of New York and the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Associa...
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Frau Blucher, Silver Credit win Buckette splits

on 09/18/2013 2:00 AM
In her last start in the $260,000 Pennsylvania Sires Stakes final for 3-year-old filly trotters, Frau Blucher had to share honors as a new world-record holder when she finished in a dead heat for first in 1:53.2 with Classic Martine. On Wednesday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio, fairgrounds, Frau Blucher earned herself another world record and this time she can claim the title herself. &nbs...
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Maryland Sires Stakes adds 4 and 5 YOs

on 09/18/2013 2:00 AM
Starting in 2014, the Maryland Sires Stakes program will include Open races for 4 and 5 year olds with separate divisions for pacers and trotters. The Maryland Racing Commission (MRC) at its monthly meeting on Sept. 17 gave final approval of this regulation.   These stakes will be open to any Maryland-sired 4 and/or 5 year old that was nominated as a yearling. A Feb. 15 sustaining f...
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Dragon Again to stand at Ohio's Sugar Valley in '14

on 09/18/2013 2:00 AM
Dragon Again, the sire of the winners of more than $88.7 million, including Foiled Again, the richest pacer of all time, will stand at stud for the 2014 breeding season at Sugar Valley Farm in Delaware, Ohio. The 18-year-old stallion has been standing at Hanover Shoe Farm in Pennsylvania.   "Mr. (Ed) Mullinax, who campaigned Dragon Again, is from Ohio and he wanted to bring a horse ...
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The "Captain" heads big Saturday Hoosier card

on 09/18/2013 2:00 AM
Captaintreacherous, harness racing's defending Pacer of the Year, heads a field of seven sophomore pacers entered in a $50,000 three-year-old Invitational pace at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday, September 21. With wins in the 2013 Meadowlands Pace and North American Cup, Captaintreacherous ships to Hoosier Park's seven-eighths mile oval after a win in the $360,211 Cane Pace on Se...
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