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Tirade Hanover's 1:53.1 fastest in EBC elims

on 06/02/2013 2:00 AM
Fans attending Sunday's special 13-race matinee program at Vernon Downs got to witness a track record performance by A Penny Earned, the fastest pacing mile of the track's 60th season to date, as well as top-notch performances by Tirade Hanover, Jurgen Hanover, Wygant Lady and Perfect Alliance in Empire Breeders Classic eliminations.   Tirade Hanover converted a pocket trip into a 1:53.1 ...
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Beach Memories wins PASS, headed to NA Cup

on 06/01/2013 2:00 AM
Beach Memories likely stamped his ticket to next week's Pepsi North America Cup eliminations with a determined 1:49.4 victory in Friday's $238,220 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows. The event for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers, known as the Bye Bye Byrd, was contested over three divisions, with Twilight Bonfire and Our Dragon King capturing the other splits.   Beach Memories sho...
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SBSW brother to Well Said a 1:55.4 winner

on 06/01/2013 2:00 AM
Baby races at the Meadowlands Racetrack got underway Saturday morning and in race 1 Lifetime Pursuit, a homebred Cantab Hall filly from Queen Of Grace, finished off a 1:57.2 mile with a :56.2 final half. Yannick Gingras drove this impressive lass for Jimmy Takter.   Takter himself drove the winner of race 2 to a 2:01.3 debut (:29 last quarter). That one is the Donato Hanover-Solveig...
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1:48.1 world mark by Camaes Fellow at Pocono

on 06/01/2013 2:00 AM
Camaes Fellow won a thrilling Preferred Pace on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and matched a world record in the process, scoring in 1:48.1. The race carried the night's top purse of $25,000.   On a night when the warm temperatures produced sizzling times all night long, it seemed a safe bet that the featured pacers would be responsible for an especially rapid time, e...
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Fred And Ginger 1:47.3 winner in TVG FFA

on 06/01/2013 2:00 AM
The $50,000 TVG Free-For-All Pace at the Meadowlands Saturday night likely was the most electric battle thus far this year as Golden Receiver did his thing cutting the pace, but was under constant pressure, which set the state for an upset by the Ron Burke-trained Fred And Ginger in a world record 1:47.3. Earlier in the evening, older mare pacers squared off in two divisions of the Golden G...
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Fox Valley Elusiv easy winner in Cardinal

on 06/01/2013 2:00 AM
Last year's Orange & Blue winner, Fancy Creek Elusiv, looks to be picking up right where he left off after big 2-year-old campaign as he cruised to a decisive 3 ¾ length romp in a career best of 1:51.3 in Saturday's $57,300 Cardinal Stake for Illinois conceived and foaled 3-year-old pacing colts at Balmoral Park.   Despite being saddled with the outside post in the field of 10,...
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Vegas Vacation sets stakes mark in SBSW

on 06/01/2013 2:00 AM
Vegas Vacation overcame an episode of tying up earlier in the week and set a 1:48.3 stakes record in capturing the first of two $75,000 Somebeachsomewhere Stakes divisions for 3-year-old pacers on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack. The other split was won by Sunshine Beach, a son of Somebeachsomewhere, while the favored Odds On Equuleus finished sixth in his first start of the ...
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Scioto Downs back in action on Friday

on 05/31/2013 2:00 AM
After working for two days on the water main line and the racetrack, Scioto Downs Racino will resume racing Friday, with a first post of 6:30 p.m. Twelve races are on the card, including three pacing filly and mare opens.   The Wednesday and Thursday cards were cancelled due to the ongoing work. The race office will take entries until 9 a.m. Friday morning for the races to be held n...
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Indiana 3YO trotting colts went for the silver

on 05/31/2013 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino played host to four divisions of the Indiana Silver Sires Stakes for sophomore trotting colts and geldings on Thursday. Offering purses of $10,000 each, the second round of the Silver Sires Stakes action was the featured attraction on the 13-race card.   Serenes Yankee Boy and trainer-driver Ed Hensley made quick work of their 10-horse field as they left ...
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Empire Breeders elims attract To Dream On

on 05/31/2013 2:00 AM
Elimination races for the New York-sired $500,000 Empire Breeders Classics (EBC) 3-year-old trots are part of a Sunday, June 2, matinee card at Vernon Downs.   The fillies were split into two $12,500 divisions of seven that are carded as races 3 and 5. The first division features 2012 Dan Patch award winner To Dream On and 2012 NYSS Final runner-up Isabella Gal. To Dream On makes he...
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OHRIA: OLG plan could take slots from tracks

on 05/31/2013 2:00 AM
The Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association (OHRIA) is concerned that the integration of horse racing into the OLG's Gaming Strategy will be impossible if the existing OLG Modernization Plan continues to go forward. The OLG's announcement of the RFPQs for their Southwest Gaming Bundle puts Ontario's horse racing industry at further risk of collapse because the existing Modernization Plan does...
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B-Mets baseball tetam to wear Gingras colors June 4

on 05/31/2013 2:00 AM
Tioga Downs and the Binghamton Mets are joining forces for a first-of-its-kind promotion. On June 4, in their game against the Trenton Thunder, the B-Mets will wear jerseys inspired by the uniform colors of harness racing superstar Yannick Gingras. In addition, Gingras is scheduled to take the mound and throw out the ceremonial first pitch at 6:35 p.m. "This is such a great honor for me to see...
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Droste ready to take a ride with "The Captain"

on 05/31/2013 2:00 AM
"I can do the math.” Being a financial consultant, Robert Droste can certainly tally up one percent of, well, what could be potentially millions.   In a Kentucky Derby Day drawing on May 4, Droste of Clifton, N.J. was the Grand Prize winner in the "Win a Share of Captaintreacherous” promotion at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   More than 10,000 entries were submitted over...
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Hoosier Park off to strong start in 2013

on 05/31/2013 2:00 AM
Building on the successes of the 2012 Standardbred season, Hoosier Park's 20th season of live Standardbred racing continues to produce encouraging gains on all fronts. With a renewed focus on fresh marketing efforts, facility enhancements, specialty wagers, and an increase in overall quality of racing, through the first 40 days of the meet at Hoosier Park, all-sources wagering has shown an inc...
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Continual Velocity takes fifth win of season

on 05/31/2013 2:00 AM
Continual Velocity used a tough, front running effort to prevail in the featured event, a $24,000 fillies and mares Invitational Pace, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Friday (May 31). Notching her fifth win of the season, the 5-year-old mare stopped the clock in 1:51.3 as she extended her win streak to two.   Leaving from post nine, Continual Velocity was unhurried out of the...
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Bee A Magician, Motown Muscle win Casual Breeze

on 05/31/2013 2:00 AM
O'Brien Award winner Bee A Magician and Motown Muscle delivered on their pari-mutuel promises in Grand Circuit action on Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack with a pair of winning efforts in the Casual Breeze Stakes for three-year-old trotting fillies. After sweeping the SBOA Stakes elimination and final earlier this month to start her sophomore campaign, Bee A Magician ($2.30) and driver Rick Ze...
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Virgin Mary, Super Manning score at Yonkers

on 05/31/2013 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's pair of Friday night $46,000 co-features--a Filly and Mare Open Pace and a welcome-to-all Open Handicap Trot--were won by a from way-out Virgin Mary (Eric Goodell, $24.80) and a perfect-trip Super Manning (Mark MacDonald, $39.80).   The distaff derby saw Fast and Feisty (Brian Sears), back here for the first time since blowing through the Petticoat Pacing Series, i...
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Heath Campbell drives 4,000th winner

on 05/31/2013 2:00 AM
Heath Campbell of Bangor, Maine, won his 4,000th harness race as a driver on Friday night at Bangor Raceway. Campbell entered the night with 3,998 wins and was scheduled to drive for nine of the races on the Friday's race card. The 4,000th win came during Campbell's 9th race of the night, driving Pembroke Easy Call, who crossed the finish line first.   "This is an extremely eli...
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Windows Online takes Vernon feature

on 05/31/2013 2:00 AM
The veteran pacing mare Windows Online played follow-the-leader in the featured $8,000 seventh session at Vernon Downs on Friday night, and the strategy paid off with a speedy 1:53.1 score.   Leading driver/trainer Rick Plano was in the sulky as Windows Online drafted along in the cat bird's spot behind the favorite High Speed Life until the stretch drive, then flashed to the front ...
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State Treasurer takes Molson Pace in 1:51.1

on 05/31/2013 2:00 AM
Half-mile track specialist Foiled Again turned in another one of his gutsy performances Friday night at Western Fair Raceway, but he couldn't hold off State Treasurer, who paced past him in the homestretch to win the $150,000 Molson Pace in 1:51.1. He paid $11.40 to win as the 9-2 third choice.   State Treasurer was given a second-over trip by driver Randy Waples. The complexion of&...
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