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Owners John Celii and George Teague announced today that they have agreed to a Stallion Management Agreement with Winbak Farm to stand World Champion Millionaire Badlands Nitro at Winbak Farm of New York.

The years just keep rolling along. It's is the 26th consecutive edition of the Windy City Pace inaugurated on a rainy evening back in 1983 at Maywood Park. Through the years there have been some classic match ups of three year old champions and there's another on tap Friday night.

Badlands Hanover, currently the #1 stallion in Delaware, and the sire of 2008 stand-outs Badlands Nitro and Tug River Princess, is making the move to Winbak of Canada for the 2009 Breeding Season. This past season Badlands Hanover has been one of the nation's standout stallions producing both a three-year-old filly and colt that made headlines as major stake winners.

Badlands Nitro, who set the fractions to the three-quarter-mile marker for the first heat division of the Little Brown Jug won by Shadow Play, will not join many of the sport's top 3-year-olds for the Bluegrass and Tattersalls stakes at the Red Mile. The $1.4-million winner, who was a $16,000 yearling purchase, was scratched from the second heat of the Jug last Thursday.

Eight spots were up for grabs on Saturday in a pair of $ 65,475. eliminations for the 54th Cane Pace Final. In one elimination, Meadowlands Pace winner Art Official with Ron Pierce set a record for the fastest mile in Freehold Raceway history, finishing in 1:50.4.

Fields were set today for two $ 65,475. eliminations for the 54th Cane Pace to be run Saturday, August 23. The top four finishers in each elimination will advance to the $ 392,850. final held on Labor Day, Monday, September 1.

The second of three pools on the 2008 Future Wager for the Little Brown Jug is fast approaching. Wagering will get underway at 12-noon on Thursday, August 21 through 11:30 p.m. Sunday, August 24.

More than two million dollars in combined purses have attracted some of the finest trotters and pacers in harness racing for the 'Super Stakes Sunday' card at Harrah's Chester Casino & Racetrack this Sunday, August 17.

Priofile on Badlands Nitro, one of the main challengers to Somebeachsomewhere in the 2008 Meadowlands Pace. Badlands Nitro closed off a third-over trip to finish third in his Pace elimination, five lengths behind 1:48.3 winner Somebeachsomewhere. "He was a little steppy getting away from the gate," said his driver, Brian Sears.

A victory by Badlands Nitro in the $1.1 million Meadowlands Pace on July 19 would taste especially sweet for owner John Celii. The colt will square off against undefeated Somebeachsomewhere and six other tough competitors in the first of three $50,000 elimination races for the Meadowlands Pace on Saturday night.

Badlands Nitro, a son of Badlands Hanover who stands at Winbak Farm of Delaware, is harness racing's latest millionaire. With Brian Sears driving, Badlands Nitro notched an impressive 1:52.3 victory in the $538,270 Art Rooney Pace on July 5 at Yonkers Raceway.

Style points were at a premium for Badlands Nitro Saturday night, but he was efficient enough to win Yonkers Raceway's $538,270 final of thr Art Rooney Pace. With Brian Sears driving for co-owner/trainer George Teague, "Nitro" outkicked his main rival, Santanna Blue Chip (Jody Jamieson) to prevail by a half-length 1:52.4.

With the Meadowlands Pace squarely in his sights, local trainer Carl Jamieson is sending his three-year-old pacing prodigies, Santanna Blue Chip and Legacy N Diamonds, to the post in tonight’s $538,270 Art Rooney Pace final at Yonkers Raceway.

Santanna Blue Chip and Badlands Nitro, who won last week's $40,000 eliminations for Yonkers Raceway's Art Rooney Pace, landed post position Nos. 3 and 6, respectively, for this Saturday night's $538,270 final.

Santanna Blue Chip already has more than $1 million on his career bankroll. Badlands Nitro, with a win over the aforementioned colt in Saturday's $538,270 Art Rooney Pace at Yonkers Raceway, could join him. Each won his June 28 elimination race to advance to the eight-horse final.

Saturday night's pacing parade offered a pair of $40,000 eliminations for the Art Rooney, with 11 3-year-old colts vying for eight places at next Saturday night's $538,270 head table. Small--priced props Badlands Nitro (Bartlett, $2.50) won in 1:51.4, while millionaire Santanna Blue Chip (Jody Jamieson, $3) wired in 1:54.2.

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