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With new shoes, can "Frau" scare the "Bee"?

on 07/24/2013 2:00 AM
Frau Blucher, named after a character in the Mel Brooks musical Young Frankenstein who frightens horses, looks to threaten heavily favored Bee A Magician in the first elimination for the Hambletonian Oaks on Saturday at the Meadowlands Racetrack.   Trainer Chris Oakes also sends out Classic Martine in the second of two Oaks $35,000 eliminations. The first five finishers from each sp...
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Sunfire Blue Chip looks to shine in Adios

on 07/24/2013 2:00 AM
Sunfire Blue Chip might be ready to fire on all cylinders in Saturday's $450,000 Delvin Miller Adios for 3-year-old pacers at The Meadows.   Last weekend, Sunfire Blue Chip won his $50,000 Adios elimination by a nose over Word Power in 1:50.3 for trainer Jimmy Takter. It was the colt's first start in three weeks and his third victory in his last four starts.   His on...
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Bee A Magician draws post 1 in Oaks elims

on 07/23/2013 2:00 AM
Bee A Magician, the richest and fasest 3-year-old trotter regardless of sex in 2013, has drawn post one in the first of two $35,000 eliminations for the $500,000 Hambletonian Oaks on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Fourteen 3-year-old fllly trotters were entered for this year's Oaks, with the top five finishers in each elim on Saturday returning for the rich final on Saturday afternoon, Aug...
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Post positions set for $450,000 Adios

on 07/23/2013 2:00 AM
Post positions for the $450,000 Adios, set for this Saturday afternoon at The Meadows, have been drawn. From the rail out, the field is: 1--Lonewolf Currier (John Campbell), 2--Ultimate Beach Boy (Dave Palone), 3--Some Kinda Beach (Andy Miller), 4--Sunfire Blue Chip (Yannick Gingras), 5--Evenin Of Pleasure (Brett Miller), 6--Beach Memories (Corey Callahan), 7--Vegas Vacation (Brian Sears), 8--...
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Buffalo meet concludes with handle up 21%

on 07/23/2013 2:00 AM
The 99-day meet at Buffalo Raceway on The Fairgrounds in Hamburg came to a close on Sunday (July 21). Pro Kid, trained by Alex Giuliani, took the season finale with Shawn McDonough in the sulky. The handle on the 2013 Buffalo Raceway season increased 21 percent over 2012, the third straight year of double digit increases. On-track handle dipped slightly. "We were very pleased that the harne...
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Sears to drive Dontyouforgetit for Takter in Trot

on 07/23/2013 2:00 AM
Elimination winners Don'tyouforgetit and Creampuff Macdaddy drew post positions 4 and 6, respectively, for Yonkers Raceway's 59th Yonkers Trot, set for Saturday night.The $450,000 first leg of trotting's Triple Crown goes as Race 7, with post time at approximately 9:20 pm.   Don'tyouforgetit, a Cantab Hall colt, held off Fico by nose (1:57.2) in the second elim. He looks t...
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Older pacers putting on a show this year

on 07/23/2013 2:00 AM
Expectations were high for this season's group of 4-year-old male pacers. So far, the results justify the anticipation.   A Rocknroll Dance, for example, won the $120,500 Battle of Lake Erie on July 20 with a world-record 1:49.1 mile. One week earlier, Pet Rock captured the $471,800 William R. Haughton Memorial at the Meadowlands in a stakes-record 1:47 (breaking Jenna's Beach Boy's...
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Peine named new director of racing at Hoosier

on 07/23/2013 2:00 AM
Indianapolis-based Centaur Gaming announced Tuesday the appointments of both Scott Peine and Kevin Greely each to the position of director of racing and racing secretary for Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and Indiana Downs, respectively. Peine will report to Rick Moore, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino's vice president and general manager of racing, while Greely will continue to report ...
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Shebestingin strong in Tompkins-Geers win

on 07/22/2013 2:00 AM
Shebestingin (David Miller) captured a $29,883 Tompkins-Geers division for 3-year-old pacing fillies on Sunday at Tioga Downs.   Getting away third in a field of six, Shebestingin waited as Jim Morrill, Jr. and Give Me An Amen took the field by the quarter in :28.1. As the field headed towards the half, Give Me An Amen was still in control in :56.2 as Shebestingin began her first-ov...
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Southland Festival fields set for Balmoral

on 07/22/2013 2:00 AM
After a busy weekend of eliminations the fields have been set for one of the biggest nights of racing at Balmoral Park and now the countdown begins to the Chicago Southland Festival of Racing on Saturday, July 27.   After a trio of stakes were filled on Saturday, the last two elimination tussles were contested on Sunday night with a total of 16 Illinois conceived and foaled 3-y...
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Hattie is newest Hall of Fame broodmare

on 07/22/2013 2:00 AM
Hillbilly Hanover's win on July 13 at Yonkers Raceway was a Hall of Fame victory. When Hillbilly Hanover won a $34,000 conditioned race at Yonkers that night, it propelled his dam, Hattie, to automatic Hall of Fame broodmare status. Now 21 years old, Hattie is still an active broodmare at Hanover Shoe Farms.   The Hall of Fame provides for broodmares to be automatically inducted if ...
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Rock N Roll Heaven: Champ with Red Mile ties

on 07/22/2013 2:00 AM
The live racing season at Lexington's Historic The Red Mile racetrack in the heart of horse country is now less than a month away, with opening day on Sunday, Aug. 4.The greatly anticipated two weeks of Grand Circuit racing begins on Thursday, Sept. 26.   Long regarded as the horse capitol of the world, the Bluegrass region of Kentucky with its limestone rich soil has prod...
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Another handicapping opportunity on Adios Day

on 07/22/2013 2:00 AM
On the heels of a successful contest last week, The Meadows and HorseTourneys.com will offer another "Pick & Pray” handicapping contest on Saturday, July 27, a power-packed card that features the $500,000 (est.) final of the Delvin Miller Adios. At stake: a free berth in the 2014 World Harness Handicapping Championship (WHHC).   For the contest, participants must place hypothe...
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For first time in 23 years, racing in Bedford, PA

on 07/22/2013 2:00 AM
Harness racing returned to the Bedford, Pa., half-mile oval Monday for the first time in 23 years, with an excellent card of Pennsylvania Fair Sire Stakes for 3 year olds, rewarding the work of Jake Hoover, leader of the Bedford revival, and his co-workers over a track that is usually used for a different kind of horsepower under the name "Bedford Speedway.”   And it seems ap...
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Unefoisdansmavie beats boys in Meadows trot

on 07/22/2013 2:00 AM
One of two mares in a tough field of horses and geldings, Unefoisdansmavie showed the boys how it's done Monday at The Meadows when she kicked by Big And Little late to capture the $20,000 Preferred Handicap Trot.   Unefoisdansmavie zipped out for the early lead for Dave Palone but was content to sit in the pocket when Big And Little quarter-poled to the front. The 6-year-old daught...
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Forty Five Red scores in 1:55.4 in Sheppard

on 07/21/2013 2:00 AM
Forty Five Red (Dan Dube) won Yonkers Raceway's $111,250 final of Yonkers Raceway's Lawrence B. Sheppard Pace for 2-year-old colts and geldings Saturday night.   With nose on gate from post position 2, Forty Five Red left around Thereisapaceforus (Larry Stalbaum). The former--whose task was simplified when 4-5 favorite Western Conquest (Brent Holland) and Gotta Laugh Again...
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Real Babe one of Bongiorno's 3 Meadowlands wins

on 07/21/2013 2:00 AM
Real Babe handed the heavily favored Maven her first defeat of the 2013 campaign in the first $20,000 leg of the Ima Lula trotting series for 4-year-old mares on Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Also, Joe Bongiorno was in from Saratoga for the card and picked up the drive on Real Babe for trainer Mark Harder. Bongiorno got the mare away second and when the dust settled moved her to the ...
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Night Pro equals track mark with ISS final win

on 07/21/2013 2:00 AM
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino highlighted its 20th season of live Standardbred racing with the annual Hoosier Champions night in front of a packed house on Saturday, July 20. Four new Indiana Sire Stakes champions were crowned on the evening that featured a 14-race card boasting purses over the $1 million mark. The track played host to four $200,000 Indiana Sire Stakes finals for 3-year-old...
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Creampuff Macdaddy's 1:56.3 fastest at Yonkers

on 07/21/2013 2:00 AM
Canadian import Creampuff Macdaddy (Jason Bartlett, $4.90) and favored Dontyouforgetit (Jimmy Takter, $3.60) won their respective $40,000 eliminations Saturday night for Yonkers Raceway's 59th Yonkers Trot. A total of 15 three-year-olds--11 colts and four geldings--competed in two elims for berths in next Saturday night's $450,000 final, the first jewel of the trotting Triple Crown. ...
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A Rocknroll Dance's 1:49.1 wins Battle, sets mark

on 07/21/2013 2:00 AM
A Rocknroll Dance broke the world record for 4-year-old horses on a half-mile track, posting a1:49.1 win on Saturday (July 20). The four-length world record victory came in the 28th edition of Northfield Park's $120,500 Battle of Lake Erie.   A Rocknroll Dance (Rocknroll Hanover-Wichita Hanover-Cam's Card Shark) is Buckeye-owned by A Rocknroll Dance Stable of Wauseon, Ohio, and trai...
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