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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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New lifetime best wins in Girls’ Night Out

on 07/26/2013 2:00 AM
The first leg of the Girls’ Night Out Pacing Series began on Friday evening featuring a trio of $18,000 divisions. Smarty Girl, Mia Seelster and Ferrari Sena all celebrated career milestones as the older mares earned new lifetime marks for their respective connections. In the first division, Smarty Girl and Doug McNair got under the wire first in 1:52.1, returning $32.90 to win. The dau...
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Upfrontluckycarol sets stake mark in Arden Downs

on 07/26/2013 2:00 AM
Spotting the leader 6-1/2 lengths at the half, Upfrontluckycarol launched a relentless uncovered bid that carried her to victory — and a stake record — in Friday’s $64,078 Arden Downs event at The Meadows. UF Tadys Donato took the other division of the stake, known as the Ned McCarr, for 3-year-old filly trotters. When winning driver Etic Ledford saw the distance he would have to ma...
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Andy Miller doubles in Ryan at The Meadows

on 07/25/2013 2:00 AM
The Meadows presented the inaugural Edward M. Ryan Trot on Wednesday as part of Adios Week, and Andy Miller embraced the newly rechristened event by winning two of its three divisions with Sumatra and Exodus Hanover. The $60,000 Arden Downs stake for freshman colt and gelding trotters, formerly known as the Henry Oliver, honors the memory of Ed Ryan, a Hall of Famer who was a successful e...
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Turning up the heats in the Hambletonian

on 07/25/2013 2:00 AM
The heats are back in the $1.2 million Hambletonian. With a nod to history and tradition, the Hambletonian Society and The Meadowlands Racetrack have revised the format for the world-renowned trotting classic for 3-year-olds on Aug. 3. For the first time since 1996, the elimination heats and the final will be contested on the same afternoon. In recent years, the elimination...
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Shawn Gray notches 3,000th win at Saratoga

on 07/25/2013 2:00 AM
Driver Shawn Gray reached a career milestone on Wednesday at Saratoga Casino and Raceway. The Maine native piloted win number 3,000 for his career on a night in which the 39-year-old reinsman scored a pair of victories. After a front running win while sitting behind young pacer White Snake (Rocknroll Hanover), Gray secured his 3,000th victory with conditioned trotter Conway Cruiser (Conway...
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Six-win night for Merton at Batavia

on 07/25/2013 2:00 AM
It was a big night for driver Greg Merton, trainer John Mungillo and the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester on Wednesday at Batavia Downs. If Western New York racing fans weren't familiar with Greg Merton they certainly are now as he guided home six winners on the Wednesday program including a perfect five-for-five for trainer John Mungillo. "I'll be here every Wednesday night,” Merton s...
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Fool Me Once, Source Of Pride favored in NYSS

on 07/25/2013 2:00 AM
North America Cup elimination winner, and multiple sires stakes victor, Fool Me Once, leads the headlines for eighteen 3-year-old colt pacers in New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) action on Sunday afternoon at Tioga Downs   Campaigned from the Mark Austin Stable from Ontario, Canada, the son of Art Major-Fool That I Am has enjoyed a wonderful first half of his sophomore campaign...
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Azur poised to take home orchids in 1st Adios

on 07/25/2013 2:00 AM
In his first 25 years or so in the Standardbred business, Fran Azur figures he's owned 285 horses—not one of them a yearling. That changed in 2011 when he bought a son of The Panderosa-Ladyking at auction. On Saturday, that yearling, now a top 3 year old named Lonewolf Currier, is poised to win the $450,000 final of the Delvin Miller Adios at The Meadows and give Azur the blanket of orchi...
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Hambletonian Monte Leg 2 set for Friday

on 07/25/2013 2:00 AM
The Hambletonian Society managed Hambletonian Monte Series Leg #2 takes place Friday at the Meadowlands. The final, comprised of the top point earners in the two legs, will face the starter on Hambletonian Day for a $25,000 purse. Be there Friday night to watch the non-wagering monte action starting at 7 p.m. and wager on an exciting Meadowlands card of pari-mutuel harness racing. ...
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