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Market Share 1:51.1 winner in first 2013 start

on 05/31/2013 2:00 AM
There were plenty of trotters worth watching at the Meadowlands Friday night, but two particularly turned heads. First, Creatine, a 3-year-old colt by Andover Hall, won his first start of the season in 1:52.2, edging the 4-year-old mare Cameron Chip by a nose. Later on the card Market Share, the 2012 Hambletonian champion, won his first start of the season in 1:51.1.   Creatine enjo...
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King Mufasa reigns in Cardinal final

on 05/30/2013 2:00 AM
Illinois conceived and foaled trotters grabbed the headlines on Wednesday at Balmoral Park as a field of nine diagonally gaited sophomore colts squared off in the $50,800 Cardinal Stake.   After tasting defeat for the first time in 2013 last week, William Wright and Mystical Marker Farms' King Mufasa returned to his winning ways on Wednesday night cruising to an easy three-len...
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Water main break keeps Scioto closed Thursday

on 05/30/2013 2:00 AM
Work is continuing at Scioto Downs Racino to fix the water main line break and the races are once again cancelled for Thursday evening.   Greg Coon is on site to work the track and an update will be available as soon as possible to keep everyone abreast of the Friday racing card. (Scioto Downs)
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Wrenn gets 6 at Northfield; Pick 5 topped $140K

on 05/30/2013 2:00 AM
On Wednesday Northfield Park guaranteed the largest pool in its history with the $100,000 total pool guarantee in the evening's Pick-5. The pool included a carryover of $29,190.   The large guarantee was well received by the public, who wagered $112,695. The amount wagered plus the carryover left a total pool of $141,885.   The wager began in race three which was won...
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Betterthancheddar set for Molson debut

on 05/30/2013 2:00 AM
One of harness racing's brightest stars, Betterthancheddar, will make his highly-anticipated seasonal debut this Friday night at The Raceway in London in the $150,000 Molson Pace Invitational.   The plan was to have a non-stakes race under his belt prior to the Molson, but instead the strapping 5 year old will come into the race fresh off a dominant nine-length qualifying win at Moh...
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Brennan on favorite Doctor Butch in Rooney

on 05/30/2013 2:00 AM
Doctor Butch has gained a new driver and early favoritism for Yonkers Raceway's $275,000 final of the Art Rooney Pace Saturday night. "Butch," last season's New York Sire Stakes freshman colt, drew post position 5 and was made the 3-1 morning line favorite in the field of seven 3-year-old colts and one gelding. George Brennan takes a first-time seat for trainer Linda Toscano and owner ...
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Pet Rock to begin season against tigers in FFA

on 05/30/2013 2:00 AM
Timing is everything for trainer Virgil Morgan Jr. as he gets Pet Rock ready for his 4-year-old campaign. Pet Rock will make his season's debut in Saturday's second round of the TVG Free For All Championship Series for older pacers at the Meadowlands Racetrack and will start from post 2 in the field of 12, with driver Simon Allard at the lines for Morgan. "He couldn't be doing better, physi...
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New Weekend Preview now available!

on 05/30/2013 2:00 AM
There's plenty of racing action this weekend and driver Tim Tetrick will seemingly be everywhere. In the new Weekend Preview, Tetrick gives his take on all of his major drives on the stakes-laden Saturday night card at the Meadowlands. While some of the leading sophomore pacers will be in action Saturday at Yonkers in the Rooney final, others will be on the track at Mohawk for the Somebeachsome...
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Betterluvnexttime completes racetrack trifecta

on 05/30/2013 2:00 AM
Betterluvnexttime notched her third consecutive win—at as many tracks—when she kicked home off a pocket trip to capture Thursday's $18,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.   The 5-year-old daughter of Allamerican Ideal-Darriwillian Girl began her streak with a narrow win in a Hoosier Park Invitational and followed that with a romp in Scioto Downs' Filly &...
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Scioto cancels Wednesday due to water line break

on 05/29/2013 2:00 AM
Due to a water main line break, the races at Scioto Downs Racino have been cancelled for Wednesday.   Those that are in to go for Thursday can call the race office at (614) 295-4668 or (614) 295-4669 between 8-11 a.m. to check on the status of the races for that evening. (Scioto Downs)
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Record-breaking $100K Pick 5 pool at Northfield

on 05/29/2013 2:00 AM
Northfield Park will guarantee the largest pool in its history with the addition of a $100,000 guaranteed Pick 5 on Wednesday night. The $100,000 guarantee will begin in race three and include a carryover of $29,190.   Northfield Park's Pick 5, Pick 4 and the Pick 3s offer a reduced takeout rate of just 14 percent.   Wednesday's post time will be at 6:30 p.m.,...
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McNair looks for hometown edge in Molson

on 05/29/2013 2:00 AM
Doug McNair has enjoyed numerous memorable moments at The Raceway at Western Fair District during his driving career. On Friday, he hopes to add to the list in the $150,000 Molson Pace for older male pacers.   The 23-year-old McNair will drive Aracache Hanover in the Molson Pace. Aracache Hanover, a 6 year old who has earned $1.48 million in his career, will start from post No. 2 f...
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Smilin Eli among contenders in NJSS finals

on 05/29/2013 2:00 AM
Three-year-olds are in the New Jersey Sire Stakes spotlight with a quartet of $150,000 finals on Saturday at the Meadowlands.   Among the finalists is an unbeaten son of Muscles Yankee, Smilin Eli, who won both of his New Jersey Sire Stakes preliminary legs. Unraced at two, those victories were in his only two career starts. He has now banked $33,500, with a mark of 1:54.2 take...
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Moonliteonthebeach stepping up at Mohawk

on 05/29/2013 2:00 AM
The men will be separated from the boys over the next several weeks, as prep races for the C$1 million North America Cup, to be raced June 15 at Mohawk Racetrack, get underway in earnest this weekend.  Two C$75,000 divisions of the Somebeachsomewhere Stakes at Mohawk are set for Saturday evening.   Trainer Ed Hart will send out an aptly named son of that stallion -- M...
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Ohio AG asks top court to reject Roundtable appeal

on 05/29/2013 2:00 AM
According to reports, on May 28 the Ohio Attorney General's Office asked the Supreme Court of the State of Ohio to reject an appeal filed by the Ohio Roundtable, which has challenged the constitutionality of a 2011 law that authorized video lottery terminals at racetracks. The Ohio Roundtable has challenged the law authorizing VLTs in other courts previously. The Attorney Gen...
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Ultimate Beachboy gets wake-up call in PA

on 05/29/2013 2:00 AM
After sleepwalking through the front half, Ultimate Beachboy literally kicked it into high gear when he whacked his sulky, startled himself and sped off to a narrow victory in Wednesday’s $100,000 Pennsylvania Stallions Series stake at The Meadows. The event for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers was contested over five divisions, with Big Time Promise, Eddie Sweat, Tempster Hanover ...
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Homebreds takes Ohio Sires Stakes 3YOCT

on 05/28/2013 2:00 AM
After a nice soaking rain during the morning hours, the sun and wind came out to provide a fast track for special Memorial Day action at Scioto Downs Racino. Four sire stakes races were the highlight of the 11 race card. Chris Page had four wins for the afternoon, including the first sire stakes race for 3-year-old colt trotters. Trainer Eric Nesselroad had Neely Spring ready to break ...
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Horowitz adds Big M Player/Media Manager title

on 05/28/2013 2:00 AM
New Meadowlands Racetrack and Winners OTW are pleased to announce the addition of Justin Horowitz as Player/Media Manager, effective May 20. In this newly created position, Horowitz will assist the marketing department with their publicity and media relations initiatives in addition to overseeing their database and player development departments.   "Justin has proven himself time and t...
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35 eligible to Pepsi North America Cup

on 05/28/2013 2:00 AM
The connections of 35 colts made the final May 15th sustaining payment to this year's $1 million Pepsi North America Cup and remain eligible to North America's richest race for pacers. The one-mile pace for 3-year-olds, set for Mohawk Racetrack, is scheduled for Saturday, June 15.  The Pepsi North America Cup eliminations, worth $50,000 each, are set for Saturday, June 8.   Moh...
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No SBSW stakes for Captaintreacherous

on 05/28/2013 2:00 AM
Myron Bell, racing manager and partner in the Captaintreacherous Stable, told harnessracing.com Tuesday morning that Captaintreacherous will not make the trip to Mohawk Racetrack this weekend for the Somebeachsomewhere and instead will wait to make a trip to Canada for the North America Cup eliminations on June 8. The 2012 Pacer of the Year, Captaintreacherous won his 3-year-old debut on Ma...
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