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Royalty For Life takes first Hambo elimination

on 08/03/2013 2:00 AM
Royalty For Life, under wraps in the stretch, easily won the $70,000 first elimination of the $1.2 million Hambletonian Saturday at the Meadowlands. Driven by Brian Sears, the RC Royalty colt commanded from the onset, beating seven other colts in a time of 1:52. Smilin Eli, third throughout the mile, crossed the wire second, with High Bridge third. E L Rocket finished fourth. Yonkers Trot winn...
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Creatine cruises in second Hambo elimination

on 08/03/2013 2:00 AM
Creatine fired from the outside post for Mike Lachance and led every step of the way in the $70,000 second Hambletonian elimination Saturday, winning easily in 1:52.4. Wheeling N Dealin crossed the wire second, followed by Aperfectyankee. Dontyouforgetit raced fourth.   The Bob Stewart-trained son of Andover Hall set fractions of :27, :55 and 1:23.4 as Lachance rated the colt throug...
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Spider Blue Chip scores third Hambo elimination

on 08/03/2013 2:00 AM
Spider Blue Chip, the 4-5 favorite in the third and final $70,000 Hambletonian elimination, wired the field for Ron Pierce to win in 1:53.4 at the Meadowlands. Corky and Lauderdale secured places in the $1.2 million final by virtue of second and third-place finishes. Possessed Fashion faded to finish fourth.   Starting sixth in the field of seven, Spider Blue Chip left for the lead ...
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Royalty For Life favored from rail in Hambo

on 08/03/2013 2:00 AM
The post positions have been drawn and the morning line set for the $1.2 million Hambletonian, the 12th race on the Meadowlands program. Royalty For Life, a 1:52 winner in the first elimination, has drawn the rail and has been tabbed the 7/5 morning line favorite. Third elimination winner Spider Blue Chip, drawing post two, is the 5-2 second choice. Creatine, winner of the second elimination a...
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Sevruga upsets in Cashman Memorial in 1:50.4

on 08/03/2013 2:00 AM
Sevruga, sent off at odds of 9-1, upset the field in the $318,350 John Cashman Jr. Memorial for free-for-all trotters August 3, tripping the timer in 1:50.4. Driven by Andy Miller, the son of SJ’s Caviar brushed to the lead early and held on as Mister Herbie closed late to finish second. Uncle Peter crossed the wire third.   Trained by Julie Miller, Sevruga had hit the board in 14...
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Bee A Magician spellbinding in Hambo Oaks

on 08/03/2013 2:00 AM
Bee A Magician seized control racing to the half and pulled away from the competition to win the 88th edition of the Hambletonian Oaks Saturday at the Meadowlands. Driven by Brian Sears for Nifty Norman, the 1-5 favorite won the $500,000 contest in 1:51.4. Classic Martine, 15-1, finished second with a tiring To Dream On (21-1) trotting third.   When the gate folded, Sears and Bee A ...
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Royalty For Life crowned Hambletonian champ

on 08/03/2013 2:00 AM
Royalty For Life, the morning line favorite following a 1:52 elimination victory earlier in the program, won the $1 million Hambletonian final Saturday at the Meadowlands. Driven by Brian Sears for trainer George Ducharme, the son of RC Royalty took control early and showed his class in the stretch, trotting away from the field in 1:52.1. Smilin Eli and Tim Tetrck finished second, followed by ...
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Lucan Hanover scores in New Jersey Classic

on 08/03/2013 2:00 AM
Lucan Hanover used a late kick in the stretch to mow down the leaders and win the $250,000 Anthony Abbatiello SBOA New Jersey Classic final at the Meadowlands in a lifetime best 1:48.3. Driven by David Miller for trainer Casie Coleman, the Western Ideal gelding collected his fourth straight win. Emeritus Maximus raced second and Rockin Amadeus rounded out the trifecta.   Leading the...
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Homebred Thinking Out Loud upsets in 1:47.2!

on 08/03/2013 2:00 AM
Thinking Out Loud and John Campbell, sent off at 23-1, upset the field in the $213,650 U.S. Pacing Championship at the Meadowlands Saturday, stopping the clock in 1:47.2. It was the first seasonal win in five starts for the four-year-old son of Ponder, a homebred for trainer Bob McIntosh. Bolt The Duer finished second, with early pacesetter Golden Receiver third.   Lining up sixth i...
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NYSS 2YOFT highlight Tioga’s Saturday card

on 08/03/2013 2:00 AM
Three divisions of NYSS for 2-year old filly trotters highlighted an eleven race card on Saturday night at Tioga Downs. Leading the way for the filly trotters was Crediama (Jim Marohn Jr.) in the third and final division of the night. Leaving from post position number four in a field of seven, Marohn put Crediama on the front end and put up all the fractions of 29.1, 59, and 1:28 before turnin...
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State Fair races at Scioto

on 08/02/2013 2:00 AM
In The Grippers and Chris Page started the Ohio State Fair races Thursday at Scioto Downs Racino when they won the opening race for 2-year-old trotting fillies in 1:58.4. Sitting the perfect pocket trip, Page fanned the daughter of Steven One wide coming out of the last turn and just got up to win over Turbochargedroxie and Ronnie Wrenn, Jr.  Owned by Herres Stables LLC of Bellbroo...
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Bakersfield's 1:56.3 fastest NYSS at Monticello

on 08/02/2013 2:00 AM
When the judges drew the  Thursday, August 1st card  which featured nine divisions of  2-year-old colt and gelding pacers in the  New York Sires Stakes and the Excelsior Series it was anticipated to be the best racing program thus far this season at Monticello Raceway. Unfortunately the steady falling rains that afternoon damped the highly anticipated expectations...
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Captaintreacherous wins qualifier in 1:50.1

on 08/02/2013 2:00 AM
Friday morning saw the last of the qualifiers for the 2013 season and ultimately the final to be held in front of the old grandstand. Harness racing's glamour boy and current leader in the HRC weekly Top Ten standings, Captaintreacherous, put on a display worthy of the event with a dazzling 1:50.1 mile closed by a 25.4 final quarter. Away from the races on a planned respite since his Mead...
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Fielding loaded for run at Hambletonian

on 08/02/2013 2:00 AM
In the world of Harness Racing, John Fielding is one of the more prominent owners in the sport and there aren't many stakes events the Toronto resident hasn’t won. However, the Hambletonian is one race Fielding has yet to win, something he hopes to change this Saturday at The Meadowlands for the $1.2 million classic. Fielding’s chances appear more likely than other...
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Gural profiled in New York Times

on 08/02/2013 2:00 AM
Jeff Gural, operator of the New Meadowlands Racetrack, is profiled in a New York Times story written by Joe Drape. To read the full story, click on this link.
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Ken Weingartner's Hambletonian Day notebook

on 08/02/2013 2:00 AM
Tim Tetrick will try to do what no driver has done in 25 years – win the Hambletonian in consecutive years. John Campbell, who has won a record six Hambletonians, was the last driver to accomplish the feat. He won in 1987 with Mack Lobell and in 1988 with Armbro Goal. Billy Haughton, who won with Steve Lobell in 1976 and Green Speed in 1977, is the only other driver to pull off win...
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Hoosier Park adds guaranteed Pick-4 pool

on 08/02/2013 2:00 AM
The buzz and excitement of live racing at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino continues with the announcement of an additional of $10,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 pool on Saturday, August 3. In a partnership with the United States Trotting Association Strategic Wagering program and the Indiana Standardbred Association, Hoosier Park will offer this $10,000 Guaranteed Pick-4 Pool on the 14-race card slate...
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Uva Hanover wins fastest PASS split

on 08/01/2013 2:00 AM
Uva Hanover sailed to a daylight lead early but was forced to dig in late to preserve his victory in a stakes-fastest 1:57 in Wednesday’s $260,444 Pennsylvania Sires Stake at The Meadows. The event for 2-year-old colt and gelding trotters, known as the Florida Pro, was contested over four divisions, with Monte Cristo Spur, Keystone Wasabi and Exodus Hanover taking the other splits. ...
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Ill-bred trotters in action at Balmoral

on 08/01/2013 2:00 AM
State-bred trotters closed out the Southland Festival of Racing action on Wednesday at Balmoral Park as 2-year-old fillies battled in the $50,000 Fox Valley Flan Stake while their male counterparts slugged it out in the $50,000 Plesac Stake.   The Fox Valley Flan was a study in patience from driver Kyle Wilfong as he avoided early traffic problems caused by a breaking horse, then ...
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NYSS 3FT on tap Friday at Vernon

on 08/01/2013 2:00 AM
The New York Sires Stakes will make a stop at Vernon Downs on Friday evening, where 17 three-year-old filly trotters race for over $130,000 in purses. The first division (race 5) fields nine, with Joie De Vie Farms' consistent Credit Winner lass Lola De Vie the choice. She has won six times in eight outings this season, including the $237,600 Empire Breeders Classic final in early...
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