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Raven Victory scores in Summer Survivor

on 06/08/2013 2:00 AM
With the majority of the Meadowlands mainstays traveling to Canada for the weekend, Tim Tetrick took full advantage of his Friday night in East Rutherford, scoring four victories on the card. Two of those four wins came in Late Closer action. Three series got underway tonight at the Meadowlands. The Summer Survivor Series for trotters saw Raven Victory score a decisive victory in 1:55 over ...
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Maven's 1:52.4 leads in Armbro Flight elims

on 06/08/2013 2:00 AM
Maven turned in a 1:52.4 clocking to take the faster of two $35,000 eliminations for the Armbro Flight Stakes for older trotting mares Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack.   Driven by Yannick Gingras, the daughter of Glidemaster captured the Breeders Crown last year at Woodbine before equaling the Canadian record in her first start as an aged mare earlier this season. Intense Americ...
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Indiana star Alwalys About Katie returns with win

on 06/08/2013 2:00 AM
Always About Katey returned to her winning ways and captured the featured event, the second round of the $30,000 Indiana Gold Sire Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday, June 7. After a second place finish in the opening round of the sire stakes action, Always About Katey notched her first win of the season in a lifetime best performance of 1:52.3....
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All Spirit captures Tioga Open for mares

on 06/08/2013 2:00 AM
All Spirit and Jimmy Marohn Jr. got back to business on Friday night, capturing the $16,000 fillies and mares Open Pace at Tioga Downs.   Marohn left alertly from post position number three in a field of six getting away second behind Odds On Aventure at the quarter pole in :26.4. By the fans and stands for the first time, Marohn moved All Spirit to the front and controlled the half mile ...
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Muscle Hill filly Pacific Winds K a 1:59.2 winner

on 06/08/2013 2:00 AM
The Meadowlands hosted 15 baby races for 2-year-old trotters and pacers on Saturday morning (June 8). After Friday night's deluge, the sun appeared early this morning and track superintendant Gary Wolff had the strip in A-1 condition.   Trotters opened the day and a sharp Bob Key homebred colt named Jetta Liner, from the first crop of PA sire Lear Jetta, led all the way to win in 2:...
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Perretti Racing has big win at Belmont Park

on 06/08/2013 2:00 AM
The Perretti group had a big day on Belmont day at Belmont Park in New York when their horse Forty Tales closed from well back in the field to win the $400,000 Woody Stephens Stakes. Perretti Racing Stable owns Forty Tales, who now has four wins in six career starts.   Swift fractions for the early part of the race set up the win with the big rally by Forty Tales over his 10 fo...
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Hoosier Park hikes purses 10% across the board

on 06/08/2013 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park’s 20th season of live Standardbred racing continues to produce encouraging gains on all fronts. With the continuing success of the first-ever, all harness racing meet, Hoosier Park has announced purses will reflect a 10 percent increase, effective June 18. This 10 percent increase will be felt throughout the entire purse structure. With a renewed focus on fresh marketi...
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Uncle Peter shatters World Record in win at Pocono

on 06/08/2013 2:00 AM
Another Saturday night, another world comes under assault at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. This time around, it was the mark for 4-year-old trotting stallions on a 5/8-mile oval that was obliterated by star trotter Uncle Peter in the Preferred trot on Saturday night. The race carried a purse of $25,000. Uncle Peter (Cantab Hall-Victory Treasure), who was fresh off a second-place finis...
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Aruba Vacation shines at Tioga on Saturday

on 06/08/2013 2:00 AM
Aruba Vacation and Fern Paquet Jr. were all business on Saturday night in the $16,000 open trot at Tioga Downs. For the past two starts Paquet had sat the two hole with Aruba Vacation and could do no better than fifth and seventh. On Saturday night Paquet was in no mood to take the two hole trip and fired Aruba Vacation off of the gate from post three to trip the quarter mark in 27.1. Arub...
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NA Cup elims complete at Mohawk

on 06/08/2013 2:00 AM
It may not have been as easy as it should have been for a 1-5 shot, but Captaintreacherous flashed his championship form by fending off a challenge from longshot Captive Audience to win the first of three $50,000 Pepsi North America Cup eliminations Saturday evening at Mohawk. At the finish, the three-year-old son of 2008 Cup winner Somebeachsomewhere had prevailed by a half-length in 1:...
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Diva wins first start at Scioto in 1:56

on 06/07/2013 2:00 AM
Longtime Scioto Downs Racino trainer Jim Pollock Jr. knows a thing or two about good pacing fillies and he's ready for Diva to fill some big shoes.   Diva won the first race Thursday night at Scioto, a NW1 pace, in 1:56, with Ronnie Wrenn Jr. driving, in her second lifetime start. The 3-year-old daughter of Sharky Spur out of the Jate Lobell mare Beam of Joy is a full sister to Idol...
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John Stark Jr., Tye Dye new Saratoga inductees

on 06/07/2013 2:00 AM
The Saratoga Harness Hall of Fame & Museum Announces it's Annual Induction Ceremony/Open House, Tuesday June 11, 2012 at the Museum- 352 Jefferson St, Saratoga Springs, NY. The museum is located off the Jefferson St. Entrance to Saratoga Casino & Raceway. This year's inductees are horsemJohn Stark Jr. and the horse Tye Dye. Stark a long time owner/trainer/driver has had a...
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Sand Royal Blu's 1:55.3 sets Hoosier mark

on 06/07/2013 2:00 AM
Sand Royal Blu, with Tyler Smith at the lines, stormed home a winner and not only pulled off a 33-1 upset victory in the featured event on the evening, but lowered the track record in the process at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Thursday, June 6. With a final time of 1:55.3, Sand Royal Blu took advantage of a perfect second-over trip to win the second round of the $30,000 Indiana Gold Si...
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PA harness racing celebrating 50 years

on 06/07/2013 2:00 AM
Fifty years ago today (June 7), the pari-mutuel era for horse racing racing began in Pennsylvania. Wagering on equines in the Keystone State began on this date with harness racing at northeast Philadelphia's Liberty Bell Park, which would win awards for its striking architecture, complete with All-American red/white/blue awnings.   The first win bets from a c...
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Dead heat in Maywood Pace elim for fillies

on 06/07/2013 2:00 AM
The countdown to the first six-figure stake of the season for Illinois conceived and foaled pacers started on Thursday night as a total of 13 three-year-old fillies squared off in a pair of $10,000 Filly Maywood Pace eliminations. The top four finishers in each of the two divisions will return on Friday, June 14th for the $122,000 (est.) finale. The opening split provided a thrilling finish and...
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Foiled Again in Roll With Joe, but Gingras not up

on 06/07/2013 2:00 AM
Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs (post time 1:30 pm) will feature the $184,000 Roll With Joe open pace and the $158,000 Artiscape open mare pace.   In the Roll With Joe, the Ron Burke entry of Sweet Lou and Foiled Again have been installed as the 5-2 morning line favorites. The most noteworthy story line behind the powerful entry is that for the first time since the Burkes purchased Foiled...
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Royalty For Life qualifies in 1:53.1 at Big M

on 06/07/2013 2:00 AM
Heston Blue Chip, the winner of the 2012 Breeders Crown 3-Year-Old Colt Pace,  turned in a huge 1:50.2 qualifying win at the Meadowlands Friday morning, cruising to an 11 1/2-length victory over We Will See. Tim Tetrick was in the sulky for trainer Linda Toscano. Heston Blue Chip has made only one pari-mutuel start thus far this season, in a 4-Year-Old Open at the Meadowlands, when he finis...
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Ainsworth likes Sweet Talkin Satin's chances

on 06/07/2013 2:00 AM
Even though his horse finished second in a division of the Somebeachsomewhere Stakes last Saturday at Mohawk, trainer and co-owner Jim Ainsworth had nothing but praise for his star pacer Sweet Talkin Satin. The son of Always A Virgin-Silky Satin was second to Vegas Vacation, who lowered the stakes record with his 1:48.3 performance. Sweet Talkin Satin, driven by Rick Zeron, was only one and a h...
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Reminder re: detention for Artiscape, Roll With Joe events

on 06/07/2013 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs would like to remind all horsemen participating in the Roll With Joe and Artiscape Pace on Sunday, June 9 (post time 1:30 pm), that there will be detention. The detention for the horses participating in those two stakes must be in the detention barn at Tioga Downs no later than 8:00 pm on Saturday June 8. Horsemen with questions regarding the detention barn are asked to call the Tiog...
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Fastdownthehill is Muscle Hill's first winner

on 06/07/2013 2:00 AM
Muscle Hill has his first winner as a sire. At The Meadows on Friday morning, the filly Fastdownthehill won a qualifying race for 2 year olds by 17 1/2 lengths in 2:01.2. Rick Beinhauer trains and drove Fastdownthehill, who he bred in partnership with his wife, Regina, and owns with her and Tlp Stable.   Fastdownthehill is out of the SJ's Photo mare T's Fast Forward, 3, 1:55.1f, a P...
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