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Dewycolorintheline wins Yonkers Trot

on 07/28/2013 2:00 AM
"If you can keep your wits about you while all others are losing theirs, and blaming you. The world will be yours and everything in it, what's more, you'll be a man, my son." Rudyard Kipling, as performed by Ray Schnittker. Schnittker and Dewycolorintheline prevailed Saturday night. winning the Yonkers Trot, edition 59. Yonkers Raceway's first leg of the Trotting Triple Crown--worth ...
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Oosting posts 4 stakes wins at Balmoral

on 07/28/2013 2:00 AM
State bred pacers and trotters were front and center on Saturday, July 27th as Balmoral Park presented its Southland Festival of Racing. A total of five championship titles were contested with more than $290,000 in purse money up for grabs as the Prairie States top two and three-year-old pacers slugged it out in one of 2013’s biggest nights. Trotters kicked off the r...
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Invictus Hanover fastest in Arden Downs

on 07/28/2013 2:00 AM
How sweet is it when a colt purchased as a yearling a few hundred yards from the finish line wins a division of an Arden Downs stake the very next year? According to Dave Palone, it was sweet, indeed, when he piloted Invictus Hanover to victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Gov. David Lawrence at The Meadows. The Grand Circuit event for freshman colt and gelding pacers was contested Adios Day ...
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Sweet Lou, Warrawee Needy win elims

on 07/28/2013 2:00 AM
Sweet Lou and Warrawee Needy won their respective $50,000 U.S. Pacing Championship eliminations on Saturday at Meadowlands Racetrack. Sweet Lou was the winner of the first elimination for the $213,650 U.S. Pacing Championship final on Saturday, Aug. 3. With Yannick Gingras driving, Sweet Lou was back in fourth at the first split, as Bolt The Duer (Mark MacDonald) was first to...
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Corky, High Bridge score in Hambo preps

on 07/28/2013 2:00 AM
Corky (David Miller) had it all his way in the first of two $25,000 prep races for Hambletonian eligibles on Saturday night at Meadowlands Racetrack.   He was first off the gate and first to the lead by the :28.3 opening quarter. Corky led the field to the :57.3 half with Muscle Mountain (Jimmy Takter Jr.) and Banco Solo (Ron Pierce) trailing him. Caveat Emptor (Steve Smit...
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Royalty For Life wins Hambo tune-up at Vernon

on 07/28/2013 2:00 AM
Chris Lems enjoyed a stupendous Saturday night at Vernon Downs, logging five first-place finishes, including feature race wins with the highly-regarded sophomore trotter Royalty For Life in the $13,200 third contest and the fleet-footed pacer JK Panache in the week's $10,000 Open event.   The five victories tied Lems with Rick Plano and Roman Lopez for most driving victories on a single V...
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Fool Me Once, Bet The Moon take NYSS

on 07/28/2013 2:00 AM
Some of the best 3-year-old pacers in New York took center stage at Tioga Downs on a beautiful Sunday afternoon (July 28). Two divisions of the New York Sires Stakes and five divisions of the Excelsior were on display.   The first division of the NYSS featured Fool Me Once as the bettors' 1-5 choice and he did not disappoint. Sent to the front by regular pilot Scott Zeron,...
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2YO trotters on display at the Meadowlands

on 07/27/2013 2:00 AM
Eliminations for the important two year old trotting stakes, the Merrie Annabelle and Peter Haughton Memorial, were contested at the Meadowlands on Friday night and the meet's leading driver and defending champ Yannick Gingras swept all three races. With a dozen fillies entered in the Merrie Annabelle, byes were offered to and accepted by top money winners Cee Bee Yes and Shake It Cerry....
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Sunfire Blue Chip takes 47th Adios in 1:48.3!

on 07/27/2013 2:00 AM
With one quick, decisive burst to the front, Sunfire Blue Chip had a talented field at his mercy and went on to win Saturday’s $450,000 final of the Delvin Miller Adios at The Meadows by 3/4 lengths in 1:48.3. Vegas Vacation and Word Power, who both ducked, rallied from well back to finish second and third, respectively. The winner was sent off the co-second wagering choice at 5-2. Leaving...
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Somwherovrarainbow sharp in Adioo Volo win

on 07/27/2013 2:00 AM
Somwherovrarainbow, last year’s divisional champion who has struggled through sickness at times in 2013, appeared back on track Saturday at The Meadows when she captured a division of the $136,920 Quinton Patterson Adioo Volo. Nikki Beach took the other split in the event for 3-year-old filly pacers, which was part of the Delvin Miller Adios card. Montrell Teague piloted Somwherovrarain...
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Bee A Magician, Mistery Woman win Oaks elims

on 07/27/2013 2:00 AM
Bee A Magician and Mistery Woman won the eliminations for the Hambletonian Oaks next Saturday at The Meadowlands Racetrack.   The top five finishers in each elimination for 3-year-old trotting fillies advanced to the $500,000 final, the companion event to the $1.2 million Hambletonian that same afternoon.   The connections of the elimination winners will draw for pos...
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Johny Rock, I Luv The Nitelife take NJ preps

on 07/27/2013 2:00 AM
Johny Rock and I Luv the Nitelife, both offspring of Rocknroll Hanover, turned in winning performances in stakes preps on Saturday night, July 27, 2013 at the Meadowlands. Both will be back on Hambletonian Day, August 3, for the finals of the most prestigious events for New Jersey-sired pacers, the $250,000 Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic for three-year-old colts and the $125,000 Th...
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DSBF finals highlight Governor's Day card

on 07/26/2013 2:00 AM
Harrington Raceway's richest program of its 67th year of live horse racing brought cooler than normal temperatures for the annual Governor's Day of racing during the Delaware State Fair. With temperatures hovering in the upper 60's most of the day, it was a welcome change from previous years when 90-plus degree temperatures were the norm.   Four $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breede...
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Five-bagger for Wrenn Jr. at Scioto

on 07/26/2013 2:00 AM
Ronnie Wrenn Jr. started the night at Scioto Downs Racino Thursday on fire, winning the first and ended the evening with a bang by taking the last. But that last race win, a 1:54 mile with Knob Hill Sadie, wasn't just finishing the evening with a nightcap, it gave him his fifth win of the night.   Wrenn's charge in the first race, Rediscovery (Tell All-Dream Card), broke his maiden ...
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Brian Allen found guilty of sex charges

on 07/26/2013 2:00 AM
Former New York-based horseman Brian Allen was reportedly found guilty Thursday by a Saratoga County Court Judge of having sexual relations with a 14-year-old girl who was the babysitter of his daughter. Allen was sentenced to three years in prison on one count of a violent felony second-degree criminal sex act and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor. The trial began Monday, w...
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Hambletonian launches social media effort

on 07/26/2013 2:00 AM
The $1.2 million Hambletonian, now in its 88th year, announced a comprehensive social media marketing effort to raise awareness and engagement around this year's event on Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Meadowlands Racetrack. The race will be featured in a 90-minute broadcast on CBS Sports Network beginning at 3:30 p.m. (EDT).   Utilizing the hashtag #hambo13, the campaign is leve...
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L Dees Scripture impressive in NYSS

on 07/26/2013 2:00 AM
Who says racing fans won't bet on 2-year-old trotters? Certainly no one from Monticello Raceway.   On Thursday, racing fans, both on and off track, wagered over $785,000 on the card which featured eight races of freshman trotting fillies in the $130,000 New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) and the $50,000 Excelsior Series. Two weeks earlier, with a betting card which featured 2-y...
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Hambletonian contender: To sell or not to sell?

on 07/26/2013 2:00 AM
To sell or not to sell? If William Shakespeare had owned a promising Hambletonian contender, that might have been the question.   Eugene Kurzrok, a partner in the Our Horse Cents Stables, which owns 3-year-old Hambletonian eligible gelding Jacks To Open, is grappling with just such a question.   Jacks To Open (2,1:55.1, $118,452), who's been first or second in five of his...
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Sir Jillian Z Tam, Melady's Monet win at Yonkers

on 07/26/2013 2:00 AM
Yonkers Raceway's Friday night $46,000 co-features--an Open Pace for ladies and an Open Handicap Trot for either gender--were won by Sir Jillian Z Tam (Pat Lachance, $6.90) and Melady's Monet (Jason Bartlett, $19.20). Sir Jillian Z Tam won the draw Monday and the race Friday. Yielding early to Billmar Scooter (Eric Goodell), "Jillian" was carried to the lane after fractions of :27.1, :56....
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Lukas Hall, Credit Fashion post wins in NYSS

on 07/26/2013 2:00 AM
Cat Manzi was in an upset mood tonight at Tioga Downs, and no, he wasn’t mad. The Catman led the card with 4 winners, 3 of which went off at odds of 11/1 or higher. The first came in the 4th race as the Manzi picked up the lines for Lukas Hall in the 1st division of the New York Sire Stakes for 2 year old colts and geldings. Heavy favorite Crazzycrazzy and Jim Morrill, Jr. carved o...
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