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Toscano sweeps NYSS for 3YO pacing colts

on 07/15/2013 2:00 AM
Last year's 2-year-old NY Sire Stakes champion Doctor Butch, a 3-year-old colt by Art Major, out of the Jenna's Beach Boy mare Classical Yankee, won his $66,993 division of the New York Sire Stakes for sophomore pacers in 1:53.4 at Buffalo Raceway Sunday afternoon (July 14). It was the 10th lifetime win in 18 attempts for Doctor Butch, who is owned by Ken Jacobs of Baldwinsville, NY.  ...
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King Mufasa takes Illinois stakes at Balmoral

on 07/15/2013 2:00 AM
Fresh off an impressive win over "open” company in a Hanover Stakes last time out, William Wright and Mystical Marker Farms' King Mufasa returned to state-bred competition on Sunday night and once again the good looking gelding ruled supreme as he cruised to an easy 4 ¼ length victory in a career best of 1:54.1 while taking the $12,000 Brandenburg Stakes. Confidently handled by driv...
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Leo Burns, famous for driving in his 90s, dies

on 07/15/2013 2:00 AM
Leo Burns, known for driving horses at age 97 and profiled in a 2010 story in The New York Times about his longevity, died Saturday, July 13, at the age of 98. On Sunday, July 14, a moment of silence was held during the opening post parade at the Wayne County Fair to remember Mr. Burns. A resident of Albion, Ill., Mr. Burns drove twice in 2012 and won both races, including at the Albion fair wi...
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Paula Campbell shoots fourth hole-in-one

on 07/15/2013 2:00 AM
Driver John Campbell finished second with Odds On Equuleus on Saturday night in the $635,750 Meadowlands Pace at the Meadowlands Racetrack, and then on Sunday he and his wife, Paula, finished second in a husband-wife golf tournament at the Hackensack Golf Club in Hackensack, N.J. While Campbell told harnessracing.com Monday afternoon that was pleased with both second-place finishes, the sec...
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Trainer hopes for trip for Drop The Ball

on 07/15/2013 2:00 AM
Drop The Ball has won multiple stakes races during her career, set a world record and earned more than $1 million. If she only had a little luck on her side, her list of accomplishments might be even more impressive.   "She's had a pretty good career, but she hasn't had the best of luck in the big races,” trainer Tony O'Sullivan said as he preps Drop The Ball for Saturday's $323,5...
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EL Rocket fastest in NYSS splits

on 07/14/2013 2:00 AM
EL Rocket continued his winning ways by cranking out the fastest of three divisional miles in Saturday night's $131,375 New York Sires Stakes feature for 3-year-old male trotters at Vernon Downs.   With the track's top driver and trainer Rick Plano sitting in for conditioner Ron Burke, EL Rocket took control of the seventh race before the quarter and remained in command entering the...
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Limo troubles lead to long trip home for Tetrick

on 07/14/2013 2:00 AM
Driver Tim Tetrick told harnessracing.com Sunday morning that he didn't get home until 6:30 a.m. following Saturday night's card at the Meadowlands, but it wasn't because he was out celebrating his wins with Captaintreacherous in the $635,750 Meadowlands Pace and I Luv The Nitelife in the $184,250 Mistletoe Shalee.   There were plenty of traffic problems at the Meadowlands complex o...
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Maven, Cedar Dove dead heat at Meadowlands

on 07/13/2013 2:00 AM
The weekend for Corey Callahan could not have started any better. On the eve of his first drive in the Meadowlands Pace, behind Beach Memories, Callahan lit the track on fire in East Rutherford, to the tune of six winners. In a mid-card interview, Callahan was beaming about the opportunity. "I have a drive in he Meadowlands Pace, it’s awesome,” said Callahan. Saturday has the potential to ...
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$350k yearling a winner; Market Share in 1:50.3

on 07/13/2013 2:00 AM
Saturday morning babies and qualies began under overcast skies with the track a touch off after overnight rains. In addition, 2012 Hambletonian champion Market Share won a qualifier by open lengths in 1:50.3.   As for the rookies, trotters started the day with Red Hot Spicy and L Dees Scripture catching eyes. Red Hot Spicy, a Muscle Hill from What A Way won back for Takter closing n...
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Meadows promotion creates new fan

on 07/13/2013 2:00 AM
The Meadows Standardbred Owners' Association gave one family's summer a new twist, when they became honorary owners for the week of a horse in the Tim Twaddle Stable. Emily Tracanna of Waynesburg, Pa., was making her first visit to the track last Saturday night (July 6), thanks to the MSOA's Family Fun Night.   "We heard about family night from friends and wanted to bring the kids, ...
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WR for Bee A Magician; Royalty For Life, I Luv The Nitelife win

on 07/13/2013 2:00 AM
Bee A Magician trotted to a world-record 1:51 victory in Saturday night's $265,500 Delvin Miller Memorial for 3-year-old fillies at the Meadowlands. Driven by Brian Sears for the first time, Bee A Magician drew clear by 4 1/2 lengths under the wire over runner-up Frau Blucher, with Mistery Woman third.   Bee A Magician. making her first-ever start in the U.S. after 19 consecutive ou...
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Freshmen strong in NJ Sires Stakes finals

on 07/13/2013 2:00 AM
Western Vintage, the 1-5 favorite, drew off to a four-length victory in the $150,000 New Jersey Sires Stakes final for pacing colts and geldings, one of a quartet of championship finals for 2 year olds on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.   Unbeaten Western Vintage, a son of Western Ideal, covered the mile in 1:52.2 and now has three wins in three starts for owner Perry Soderb...
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Pet Rock wins Haughton Memorial in 1:47

on 07/13/2013 2:00 AM
Pet Rock, leaving from post nine for driver David Miller, cleared to the lead nearing the half and then led the rest of the way to win the $471,800 William Haughton Memorial final Saturday night at the Meadowlands in a career-best 1:47.   Corey Callahan fired Golden Receiver off the gate fastest from post five to take the lead, reaching the quarter in :26. Miller was on the outside ...
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The Captain dominates in Meadowlands Pace

on 07/13/2013 2:00 AM
Captaintreacherous dominated nine rivals on Saturday night to easily win the $635,750 Meadowlands Pace final for 3-year-old colt pacers at the Meadowlands in 1:48.1.   Although Captaintreacherous had won all five of his starts this year as he came off a season in which he became the first 2 year old in 25 years to be named Pacer of the Year, there were still some doubters as to his ...
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I Found My Beach re-finds Scioto track mark

on 07/13/2013 2:00 AM
The fast miles continued at Scioto Downs Racino on Saturday when Bakin On The Beach and Ronnie Wrenn Jr. won in 1:50.3. The winning time equaled the track record for 4-year-old pacing geldings set earlier this year by I Found My Beach and Dan Noble.   However, it was a short-lived record when three races later I Found My Beach, once again with Dan Noble up, won in 1:50.2 to re-take ...
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Bluehourpower steals the show at Hoosier

on 07/13/2013 2:00 AM
Track records continue to fall at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino this season as the 14-race card on Saturday was highlighted by two track record performances. For the third time in one week, the track record was lowered over Hoosier Park's seven-eighths mile oval, marking the ninth track record that has been re-established this season. One division of the $30,000 Indiana Gold Sire Stake...
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Anndrovette, Drop The Ball win Roses Are Red elims

on 07/13/2013 2:00 AM
The sport's finest aged pacing mares faced off in a pair of $35,000 Roses Are Red eliminations on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. The top five finishers advance to the $325,500 final next Saturday, a part of the Maple Leaf Trot undercard.   Anndrovette, driven by Scott Zeron, captured the fastest elimination in a sizzling 1:48.4 mile.   Sent off as the 2-1 third choic...
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Hanovers held at Balmoral Park

on 07/13/2013 2:00 AM
Sophomore pacers and trotters took center stage on Saturday night at Balmoral Park as five divisions of Hanover Stakes shared top billing on the 13-race program.     Trotting fillies kicked off the action as a field of eight diagonally gaited 3 year olds squared off for a purse of $35,000.     Getting things started with a bang David Vanderhyde's Lady Laker ...
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Favorites deliver in Sheppard 2CP elims

on 07/13/2013 2:00 AM
Favorites Western Conquest (Brent Holland, $3.70) and Stevensville (Jordan Stratton, $2.70) won their respective $25,000 eliminations Saturday night, leading the octet for Yonkers Raceway's Lawrence B. Sheppard Pace for 2-year-old colts and geldings.   Western Conquest, from post position No. 2, played leapfrog on the lead with Thereisapaceforus (Larry Stalbaum). the people's prefer...
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Four lifetime bests set in Ohio Sires Stakes

on 07/13/2013 2:00 AM
Four races of 2-year-old colts hit the track for the second leg of $30,000 Ohio Sires Stakes at Scioto Downs Racino on Saturday. Three of the winners kept their Sire Stakes win record intact, winning both legs so far, and all four set new lifetime marks.   Friskie Adam chose a great time to break his maiden when he won his division of the Sire Stakes in 1:55.1 for trainer/driver Sam...
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